Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Birthday Chick

Hi there!  Happy Wednesday!  We're halfway to Friday!  It's been a very stormy day here with lots of rain and thunderstorms, so I haven't been on the computer much.  I cowered in my craft room and managed to finish up a card for a couple of challenges.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are GKD Turquoise See and the patterned paper is from the Echo Park This & That 6x6 pad.  My birthday chick is Ava from Saturated Canary.  You can find her in Krista's store here.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added some Fruit Punch Stickles to her bow and Diamond Stickles the the little layer of lace on her outfit.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I added lots of Wild Orchid Crafts floweres (15 mm Pink Tone Roses, 25 mm Pink Tone Roses, Mixed Open Roses and a stem of White Gypsophila).  A turquoise satin ribbon bow finished my birthday card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Hope I'll get by to see you soon if I haven't already!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts #82 (birthday party)
Sunday Sketch and Stamp #167 (Sam's sketch)
Incy Wincy Challenge (birthdays and balloons)

Here is the sketch I used:


Have a great evening and see you tomorrow for my Little Miss Muffet DT card!
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Little Miss Muffet - Sunday Spotlight

Good morning!  Happy (very early) Sunday to you!  Hope you've had a great weekend so far!  I plan to be sleeping when you see this and I will be if Mr. Blogger does his thing.  I am here to share the card I made for this week's Sunday Spotlight on the Little Miss Muffet blog.  Barbara has chosen the adorable Pluto as this week's spotlighted stamp.  He is available in the new store at a discounted price today, so hurry over and pop him in your cart before it's too late!

Here is my card with Pluto:


I used him to make another Christmas card for my stash, but he would be perfect for any gift-giving occasion.  My card base and mats are SU Garden Green and the shiny patterned papers are from the Kaisercraft Silly Season Collection.   I colored Pluto with my Copics.  I didn't give him very traditional parrot colors, now did I? A bit of artistic license, I say! A double-loop striped ribbon bow and a sparkly silver dimensional sticker from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet blog for more inspiration from the DT with this fun stamp!  You still have until Tuesday, July 30 at 11:55 PM CDT to enter our Nursery Rhymes challenge.  All the details are in the challenge post and on the blog sidebar.

Have a wonderful day and see you soon!
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Hear The Angel Voices

Hi again!  OK, don't faint, but I am actually back with a second post today!  Working on cards has been a nice distraction for me this week, so I managed to finish up another card before the weekend. It's for a few challenges I enjoy doing, but I don't always get my act together and complete them before the deadlines.  This time I did!

Here is another Christmas card:


My card base and mats are SU Pool Party and the patterned papers are again from the My Mind's Eye All Is Bright 6x6 pad.  The precious image is The Littlest Angel from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.  I printed it on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  I added lots of pearl accents with my Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen.  I also added Golden Rod Stickles to the stars and the flame in the lamppost and Star Dust Stickles to the wings.  There is a little Glossy Accents on the lantern and on the holly berries.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I used both a punch (Martha Stewart Modern Garland Edge Punch) and dies (Spellbinders Scallop and Classic Circle dies).  A sparkly 3-D poinsettia sticker finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a great weekend!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #216 (sketch)
Elisabeth Bell's World July/August Challenge (Christmas in July)
Elphine House Challenge #49 (Christmas in July)
Crafts and Me Challenge #139 (anything goes)
Papertake Weekly (die-ing for a punch)
Paper Crafting Journey (punches and/or dies)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #60 (lots of layers)

Here is SSW-216:
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Alcohol Marker Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a good week and you've got some fun plans for the weekend!  It has finally stopped raining here, at least for awhile.  It didn't rain at all yesterday and the sun is shining this morning!  I was beginning to think we would need a boat to get around!  Anyway, before I get on with my day, I am here to post my DT card for this week's Alcohol Marker Challenge at The Outlawz site.  Given that it is the last Friday of the month, our theme is the ever popular, "anything goes" and as always, we offer the Christmas twist to those who would like to add a Christmas card to their stash.  It's completely optional to do so.  The only requirement is that you have coloring with alcohol markers (any brand) on your project.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Baja Breeze and the patterned papers, top and bottom, are from the My Mind's Eye All Is Bright 6x6 pad.  My adorable image is Three Little Angels from Lili of The Valley.  It was one of the wonderful goodies in the fabulous blog candy I won from my DT sister, Tress.  Isn't it precious?  I stamped it on MiC Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Copics.  I added Star Dust Stickles to the clouds, Golden Rod Stickles to the star garlands in their hair and Diamond Stickles to their little wings.  Some wide lace and three Imaginisce chipboard alpha stickers, spelling out JOY, finished my card.  Another flat design for easy mailing!

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Alcohol Markers Challenge and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT!  We hope you will be inspired to play along!  It's your last chance to get in on the draw for a terrific prize from our July sponsor, Bombshell Stamps.  There are also lots of  fantastic site-wide prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge #48 (sketch by Carole, which I flipped one turn to accommodate my image)
Divas by Design (anything goes)
Crafting For All Seasons #57 (Christmas in July)

Here is FSC-48:

Have a wonderful day and see you soon!
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Glamour and Glitz

Hi there!  Happy Wednesday!  How has your week been so far?  Good, I hope.  It's been raining cats and dogs here all week!  Between that and the thunderstorms, it was so dark yesterday that the streetlights came on in the daytime!  It's rumbling again out there, so I am going to try to get this posted before the storm gets too close.  I have a card to share with you that I made for a few challenges I like doing when I can.

Here it is:


My card base is GKD Heavy Base Weight White and the mats are SU Lavender Lace.  I created the embossed layer with a Cuttlebug Window Panes embossing folder to which I added some Basic Grey Bling It diamond gems. The patterned paper is from the Prima Meadow Lark 6x6 pad.  My glamourous image is Fancy from Saturated Canary.  You can find her in Krista's store here.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added lots of sparkle to her bodice and the flowers in her hair with Stickles.  I added pearls to her hair with my Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A satin bow and a few more diamond gems finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Copic Colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R11
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Dress, gloves and hair ribbon: V20, V22, V25, V28
Flowers in hair: V01, V04, V06

Thanks for stopping by!  I am making good progress on visiting, so if I haven't been by yet, I will be shortly.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary #48 (glamour and glitz)
Crafty Sentiments Designs (bling it on)
Designed To Color Challenge #16 (sketch challenge)
Card Makin' Mamas #72 (monochromatic)
Stampin' for the Weekend (sparkle and bling)
The Squirrel and The Fox #48 (use something spooled; I used ribbon from a spool)

Here is the DTC sketch:



Have a great evening and see you soon!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Mega New Release and More

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope you are having a good week so far!  If you visited the Little Miss Muffet challenge blog last Thursday, Friday or Sunday looking for the new release, Friday Freebie or Sunday Spotlight, then you saw that they were all on hold until today and wow, do we have a massive reveal in store for you today! You'd better grab a coffee and settle in, because in addition to the new stamp releases, Barbara has given the Little Miss Muffet Stamp shop a brand new look and there will be lots of special offers to help celebrate!  As far as the new release goes, there are both rubber stamps and digis from Pollycraft for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and it's all about Christmas this time!  Wait until you see how adorable all these stamps are!  Check out the New Releases Section of the fab new store to see everything!

To get started, here is my card for the new release:


My card base and mats are SU Ruby Red and the patterned paper is from the October Afternoon Holiday Style 8x8 pad.  The adorable image is All The Trimmings by Pollycraft for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I colored her up with my Copics, then added lots of texture and sparkle with Stickles, Snow Glitter and Glossy Accents.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I finished up my simple design with a red taffetta bow.  The sketch was one I missed from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Here is a close-up of the image:



I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Oozak Challenge #18 (anything goes with texture)
Sentimental Sundays #164 (Christmas in July plus a sentiment)
Pollycraft Challenge #3 (ruby red)

But that's not all.  I wasn't able to make a card for the Friday Freebie feature, but be sure to check out what the other DT girls have done with Polka Dot Pals Glasses.  I do have a card for the Sunday Spotlight, which was to use any Fancy Sunbonnet stamp from Bugaboo for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Primrose Petals and the patterned papers are from the Echo Park Sisters collection.  My adorable image is Fancy Sunbonnet Flowers.  I colored her with my Copics and added Buttercup Liquid Pearls to the flower centers.  I added more pearl accents along the punched borders and the corners.  The sentiment is from A Piece of Heart.  Sharon generously shared it as a freebie last August.  You can find it here.  Some wide pink crocheted lace finished my card.  The sketch was another I missed on the Seems a Little Sketchy blog.

Here is a close-up of the image:


I am entering my card in the following challenge:
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge (anything goes)

Phew! I told you we had a lot going on!  Be sure to head over to the blog and check out the fabulous designs from the rest of the DT and our wonderful Guest Designers, Lis and Stephanie!  Oh, and we've extended the Nursery Rhymes challenge, so you now have until 11:55 PM CDT next Tuesday, July 30 to enter.  All the details and rules are on the blog sidebar.

Have a great day and I will see you soon!
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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Sweetest Gift

Good morning!  Happy Monday!?!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  We had a record rainfall yesterday and today is not looking to be much better.  I guess I will have to stay in and maybe even find some time in my craft room.  Before getting on with my day, I am here to share a card I made for the currrent Guest DT call on the Digi Bells DT blog.  I had so much fun as GDT last year that I always like throw my name in the hat when these calls come up again.  The theme for this GDT call is "summer".  I went with some warm summer colors, some pretty flowers and birds, and an adorable barefoot little girl for my summer creation.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Crisp Cantaloupe and my patterned papers are from the Prima Songbird 6x6 pad.  The sweet image is Little Friends from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added some Mint Green Liquid Pearls to the buttons on her blouse and Eucalyptus and Golden Rod Stickles to her hair tie and the little bird. The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I added some birds that I cut with the Birds on A Wire metal die from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I tucked in a few vintage tickets from the same Prima pad.  Some mint green lace, a May Arts silk ribbon bow with a metal birdcage charm and  a few Wild Orchid Crafts roses and rosebuds finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  I truly appreciate your visits, especially when I haven't been able to reciprocate much this last couple of weeks.  I hope to get back into my routine soon.

My card is also for the following challenges:
Elphine House #48 (use something metal; I used a metal charm)
Crafts and Me Challenge #138 (anything goes)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Create With TLC - Blog Hop

Hi again!  Hope you are having a great Sunday so far!  It's time for our latest Create With TLC blog hop! Today, Paulette and the Create With TLC DT have a fun-filled blog hop with lots of  fabulous creations to inspire you!  The theme for the hop is "it's a jungle out there".  Paulette has generously provided fantastic freebies for you to pick up at every stop along the way.  If you arrived here from Candy's wonderful blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you'll want to head back to the Create With TLC blog and start the hop from there so you don't miss any of the team's gorgeous creations or the fantastic freebies!


Here is the unique vintage image I got to create with:



To download the freebie for yourself, click on the image, then right click and choose 
 "Save as..." and save it to your computer.

Here is my card with the image:



My card base and mats are SU Island Indigo and the patterned paper is from the October Afternoon Woodland Park 8x8 pad.  I printed the image on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  The sentiment is also from Create With TLC.  I added a chevron-striped bow as the only embellishment to finish my card.

Thanks for hopping by!  Your next stop is the talented Cynthia's blog, where she has something beautiful to share with you!  Enjoy all the freebies and the rest of the hop!

If you get lost along the way, here is the whole list:
Carla (you are here)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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You're In My Thoughts

Good morning!  It's very early on Sunday and I hope when you see this I am still sleeping (please, Mr. Blogger, do your thing)!  I am here to post a card I made for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #220.  Little Miss Muffet Stamps is the sponsor for this week, so the Little Misses were invited to create a card for the challenge.  Miraculously, I managed to get my act together and actually make a card for the challenge!  Each challenge, they provide an inspiration cupcake and you are to make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.

Here is this week's inspiration:


Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Rich Razzleberry and the patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Green At Heart Collection.  The adorable image is Fancy Sunbonnet Little Miss Muffet from Bugaboo for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I colored her up with my Copics and added some grass.  I added Magenta and Orange Stickles here and there for some sparkle and Glossy Accents to the ladybug.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A few mulberry paper roses that I won from Jacque's Sweet Stuff, a couple of 3D butterfly stickers and a some pearls from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you will be inspired to go play along in this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

I am entering my card in the following challenge:
Basic Grey Challenges #98 (flowers)
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #166 (any sketch from past; I used #165 below)



Have a great day and I'll be back later this morning for the Create With TLC blog hop!  Hope you'll pop back by at 8:00 AM PDT for that!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Alcohol Markers Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a good week and you have fun plans for the weekend! Sorry I've been MIA again this week.  I've been working behind the scenes on some upcoming DT cards, but to be honest, I'm not feeling much like designing and coloring just yet.  I'm sure I will get back in the swing of things soon, but right now, I have a bunch of things to take care of first.  On a more upbeat note, I am here this morning to share my DT card for this week's Alcohol Marker Challenge on The Outlawz site.  The theme this week is "travel".  Perfect for this time of year when lots of people take fun vacations with their families!  Interpret the theme any way you'd like, but you must have some coloring with alcohol markers on your project.

Here is my card:


My card base, mats and ornate frame are all SU Island Indigo and the two patterned papers are from the Webster's Pages Palm Beach Petite Papers pack.  The fun image is Pack Light from Saturated Canary. You can find her in Krista's store here.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  Some ribbon, a few pearls and three felt flowers finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Alcohol Markers Challenge and check out the fantastic creations from the rest of the DT!  We hope you will play along this week!  The July challenges are being sponsored by Bombshell Stamps.  One randomly-selected participant in this month's challenges will win a fab prize from Bombshell Stamps.  There are also lots of great site-wide prizes to be won when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #215 (sketch)
Charisma Cardz #28 (girly)
Crafting For All Seasons #56 (BINGO; I chose the middle column - flowers, digi image, pearls)
Anything Goes Challenge #97 (anything goes)
Tuesday Throwdown #156 (anything goes)
Sentimental Sundays #163 (you've been framed)

Here is SSW-215:


Here is the CFAS BINGO card:


Have a great day and see you soon!
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Coming Soon - Create With TLC Blog Hop



Hi again!  Just popping by to let you know Paulette and the Create With TLC Design Team will be having another fun blog hop on July 21st.  The theme is "it's a jungle out there".  Be sure to mark your calendars - this will be a blog hop you definitely won't want to miss!  As always, there will be lots of inspiring projects and fabulous freebies all along the way!

Hope to see you then!
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Little Miss Muffet - Sunday Spotlight

Good morning!  Happy Sunday!  Hope you've had a good weekend so far! I am slowly, but surely, easing back into card-making and blogging.  I may be a little hit or miss for awhile, but I am trying to find my routine again. It's time for another Sunday Spotlight on the Little Miss Muffet blog.  This week, the spotlighted stamp is the adorable Call Me Chester from Pollycraft for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  You can purchase this cute rubber stamp at 30% off from the Little Miss Muffet Stamp store.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Midnight Muse and the patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Clippings and Oxford collections.  I colored up Call Me Chester with my Copics.  The sentiment was created with my Cameo.  A few Webster's Pages Whimsies finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog for more inspiration from the DT with Call Me Chester!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday #267 (sketch)
Crafty Friends #7 (inspired by a song; I used Call Me by Blondie)
Allsorts Challenge #215 (fur or feathers)

Here is SS-267:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you soon!
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July - Bugaboo Blog Hop

Good morning!  Happy Saturday!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start!  I've got something special for you today!  The Little Misses from Little Miss Muffet Stamps are hopping with Bugaboo's 3rd Annual Christmas in July event!   We are featuring the Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas stamps designed by Bugaboo for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  You can find all the details and the full blog hop list on the Bugaboo Challenge blog and the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog.

Here is my card for the hop:


My card base and mats are SU Real Red and the patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6x6 pad.  The adorable image is Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas from Bugaboo for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I colored her with my Copics and added some Buttercup Liquid Pearls to the poinsettia center and Glossy Accents to the holly berries on her hat band.  There are Diamond Stickles on her lace underskirt.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  Some festive striped ribbon and a 3-D poinsettia sticker from K & Co. finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to join in on the Christmas in July festivities and check out all the fantastic designs for today's hop from the Bugaboo and Little Miss Muffet DTs!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey (Christmas in July)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #179 (Christmas in July)

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Yee-Haw!

Hi there!  Hope you've had a good week and you have fun plans for the weekend!  I am a bit late with my DT post for this week's Alcohol Markers Challenge at The Outlawz site.  Our theme this week is "Wild West/Rodeo".  I am sure you can come up with some fun images to color up for this theme!  Please be sure you've used alcohol markers (any brand) on your project.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Perfect Plum and the patterned papers are from the Webster's Pages Western Romance and Hollywood Vogue Petite Papers packs.  The fun image is from a digi set called Horsing Around from Bombshell Stamps, our sponsor for this month's challenges.  I was generously provided with this image for the challenge.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added Eucalyptus and Gold Stickles to her boots.    The sentiment is from the same Bombshell set.  I colored it with Copics and added Stickles to make it sparkle!   I finished my card with some brown gingham ribbon and a metal star charm tied with twine.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Alcohol Markers Challenge and check out the super fun creations from the rest of the DT!  We hope you will play along!  One randomly-selected participant in the July challenges will win a great prize from Bombshell Stamps!   There are also lots of fantastic site-wide prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!  

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #164 (Joni's sketch)
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge (anything goes)
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #70 (animals)
Divas by Design (use a charm)

Here is the sketch:
Have a great evening!  I am home now, but it might take me awhile to settle in and get by to visit.  I will as soon as I can. Many thanks for all your kind comments and support while I've been gone.
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