For You

FY2I was intrigued by The Friday Mashup Challenge to use ombre.  I can’t say I’ve ever tried this technique.  I was trying to decide on which colors to use when I saw the color challenge at Sketchy Colors to use Orange and Pink.  I pulled out my copics and airbrushed an ombre background blending colors from each end until I met in the middle and blended the two colors together – easy, peasy and so much fun!

Papers: Handmade background paper, cardstock
Image: Oscar and Flowers – Digi Stamp Boutique
Die: Chevron Cutting Plate – Taylored Expressions, Rectangle – Spellbinders
Embellishments: Enamel Dots
Thanks so much for stopping by – I hope I’ll see you again soon! Dee
Challenges:
The Friday Mashup – Ombre
Digi Stamp Boutique – Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts – Furry or Feathery Friends
Pumpkin Spice – Coloring
Pile it On - No Designer Paper or Make Your Own
Incy Wincy – Furry Friends
Creative Inspirations – Cute Characters
Sketchy Colors: Pink and Orange

Shine

ShineFor today’s sketch challenge I’m featuring an image Faith graciously designed as part of a fundraiser for Lauryn. Lauryn is Linda Payne‘s granddaughter…many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda! Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease. As a grandmother myself, this story really touched me as I can’t image one of my grandbabies struggling with this disease.  If you would like to make a donation please see Lots of Love for Lauryn for more details.


Sketch063Image: Shine – From the Heart Stamps
Papers: Apple Butter Charm Collection – Nitwit Collections
Die: Precious Stars – Memory Box
Embellishment: Enamel Dots
Sketch: I {heart} Sketch 63Inspiration Board for Summer copy

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Challenges:
Crafting from the Heart – Anything Goes
Crafty Boots – Sparkle
Craft-room – Dance
Emergency Crafter – Polka Dots
Just B Creative Creative – Just Because
Sweet Stampin’ – Lots of Layers
Creative Corner - What’s in a Name “D” – Dance
Creative Inspiration - Lots of Layers

Picked Bouquet

Happy Easter!

Picked BouquetI hope you are having a wonderful holiday – I will be spending the day with my mom and a few other relatives.  Today will be busy with traveling, eating and catching up with relatives I haven’t seen for a while.
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to have won a challenge and the prize was images from A Day For Daisies. I’ve always been a bit intimidated by these images as I thought they’d be tough to colors. Wrong! I did some paper-piecing for the dress and the rest colored so easily. I remembered seeing on someone blog the addition of the green dots to simulate babies breath and leaves – can you just say LOVE IT! What a fabulous look and super, super easy!

Image: Picked Bouquet – A Day for Daisies
Paper: Petal Fresh – Nitwit Collections, Cardstock – PaperTrey Ink
Die: Lace Border – Magnolia Doohickey, Long Rectangle – Spellbinders
Embellishment: Candi Dots, Tiny Seed Pearl Buttons on the dress
Sketch: Sketch Saturday


Thanks so much for stopping by! Dee

Challenges:
A Day For Daisies – Use Stripes
The Squirrel and The Fox – Use a Die Cut or Punch
Totally Gorgeous – Die Cuts or Punches
Top Tip Tuesday – Paper Piecing
Crafty Catz – “B” is for…Blue, Brown, Bouquet, Bitty Buttons
Southern Girls – Stripes
Ruby’s Rainbow – Ladies

Bee Happy

Bee Happy @Stella Says Sketch and and this one has so many possibilities.  Dress it up or leave it clean and simple as I did – I can’t wait to see what you create!  Check out the rest of the design team at Catch the Bug even more inspiration.

Image: Cute Bee – Flower – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: The Bees Knees – Nitwit Collections
Dies: Small Scalloped Border – Memory Box, Pinking Circle and Circle – Spellbinders
Embellishment: Enamel Dots, Stickles on flower center
Sketch: Stella Says Sketch

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Challenges:
Paulaholifieldcrafts – The Birds and The Bees
Simon Says Stamp – Winged Things
Moving Along with the Times – Use the word Happy
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Pause Dream Enjoy – Anything Goes
Everybody Art – Anything Goes
Simon Says - Animal Antics

April

Happy Tuesday to you!

April 2Oh how I wish the saying April Showers brings May Flowers held true here in North Dakota.  Yesterday we had SNOW again – it’s melted but there is a chance for more tonight.  I would love a bit of rain and give those tulips a chance to bloom - I’m crossing my fingers as the weatherman is forecasting a nice Easter!

Today one of the new release images at Bugaboo Stamps is April, please stop by Catch the Bug for more inspiration – I always find it amazing how one image can look so different depending on the artist using it!

I used Kraftyhand’s Sketch Challenge for my card – it’s a bit different and you know how I enjoy a new layout :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Challenges:
Creative Card Crew – Spring
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge – Spring is Here
Ditzi Digi Design – Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz – April Showers
MarkerPOP – Anything Goes

Free Hugs

Friendship HugFor a nice clean look to your card, add the sentiment in a coordinating color to the digi paper before printing the paper.

I’m using another of the sweet images from the Friendship line at From the Heart Stamps - I’m pretty sure I need all of them :-P  Rather than color her sweet dress, I added a bit of paper-piecing, love the detail that adds!

Image: Free Hugs – From the Heart Stamps
Paper: Karen Funk’s A Fresh Start – Digi Scrap
Embellishments: Enamel Dots
Sketch: Sketch 062 – I {heart} Sketches

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The lucky winner from last week’s Friendship giveaway is Nance Salkeld – Congrats, I’ll be in touch with your free image!

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes
The Cupboard Trilogy – Friendship/Friend
Polkadoodles – Animal Magic
Sister Act – Anything Goes
Art Impressions - Best of Friends
Aud Sentiments – Sentiment for a Friend

You’re Somebunny Special

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Isn’t this bunny just adorable???  I was lucky enough to win some The Doodle Garden images from a challenge I entered last week and this little bunny just calling out to me, “Pick me, Pick me” so I did!  He is just a dream to color up, I think if I would have timed it – it took me less two minutes to color.  It took me longer to decide on which colors to use than to actually color him, so much fun!!!

So in the spirit of The Doodle Garden, did you know they now have challenges?  Don’t worry if you don’t have any TDG images, you can use any images you already have.  The challenge this for this month is to use this photo as your inspiration:

I looked through my paper stash and I really didn’t see any papers that went well with this color palette so I decided to make my own using Photoshop.  I pulled the color codes from the photo and now I have papers that coordinate beautifully!

Image: Happy Day Bunny – The Doodle Garden
Dies: Clouds – PaperTrey Ink and Memory Box
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots – Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Enamel Dots
Here’s the background paper if you’d like to use it for the challenge – I’d love to see how you use it!

TDG Background paperThanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Sentimental Sunday – Embossing
The Corrosive Challenge – Pretty Pastels
Creative Corner – Let it Hop
Cuttin and Stampin - Rainbows/Easter
Just Inspirational – Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday – Cute
Love to Scrap – Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps – Anything Goes