Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Underwater Beauty

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!! It is very early morning (just after midnight) and I just finished this card. I have been working on this card for days and I knew how I wanted to come out but it just never looked good enough, how I envisioned it. Needless to say this is nothing what it started out as. I had a creative jolt after a long afternoon lunch with some school friends. I came home and took most the card apart and I decided to have fun with it. This was the end result!

The only 2 things I kept was the image and the 1st DP (the blue blue glittered DP that is now behind the underwater scene DP. I went crazy with the diecuts (7 different ones) to make the underwater plant life. Don't you just love this meshy ribbon that I found at a LSS. I just added the strings and the sea embellishments so it would look like an old fishing net. I tore the cellar apart looking for my son's old tackle box so I could use a real fish hook but no luck so I tried my hand at making one to hold the tag. I finished it off with lots of glitter and Dew Drops.

Okay enough babbling from me. Being Tuesday it is time for another fantastic challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.  The theme this week is WATER!
We would love to see what you create so come on over and play with us!!!!

Here are some other fantastic challenges that fit my card

Little Claire's Monthly Challenge #23-'Summer/Holiday'
Aud Sentiments Challenge #59-Tag It!
My Time To Craft Challenge #183-"Make It Wet"
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #67-Photo Inspiration
Come and Get It Challenge-Bingo, Diecuts, Free, Glitter
Stempelsonnen Challenge #67-Summer/Holiday
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #24-The Sea
The Crazy Challenge CCH #125-Uner the sae/beside the sea
Stamp n' Doodle Challenge July 18-'Summer Holiday'
Can You Digi It Challenge #14-A day at the beach
Inky Impressions Challenge #68-Photo Inspiration
Dream Valley Challenge #37-Summer
PanPastel UK Challenge #28-Magical and Mystical
Deep Ocean Challenge #30-Fantasy World
Scrapper's Delights Challenge July 15-Summer Fun
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #173-"To Die For"
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge #30-Photo, Colors of undersea life
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #141-Leaf in it
 Digi Design Challenge-Mystical Creatures
Southern Girls Challenge #49-Angels and Fantasy
Pile It On Challenge PIO #30-Tag your It!
Hiding In My Craftroom Challenge #55-5 or more layers
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge-Pearls and Swirls
Cupcake Craft Challenge #202-The Ocean
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE158-Summer

These are all great challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just Chillin'

Hello and Happy Saturday!!! I hope you all had a great start to your weekend. I just finished working my first week of summer school. I am with a preschool/kindergarten class this summer and you forget how cute (but tiring) they are after working with the older kids all year. I am glad to have 2 days to sleep in a bit later.

I am posting this card today as a guest DT for My Sheri Crafts. They have a fantastic challenge starting today and as you can see it is all about ice cream in a cone or dish!  I colored a few images and really liked these cute Meljens Design images. I love ice cream in the summer and always feel like it is calling out to me to have some so the faces on both these seemed fitting. I wanted some of the image to look realistic so I put Crystal Effects on the 3 toppings and the cherry on top. I didn't like the spoon flat and it didn't look right popped-up so I took a tool I have with a good size ball on the end and "rolled" the center of the spoon so the edges would pop up and give a curve to the spoon head. I also did the back of the handle to have the center of the handle pop-out. I also used a real doily because the ice cream shop usually serves their ice cream on them. I just dressed it up a bit with jewel mini hearts and mini pearls. All the ladies did such a fabulous job so be sure to stop by and be inspired to play along!

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #31-Ice cream/Popsicle
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #81-Crazy Circles
Crafts and Me Challenge #93-Ribbon and a Bow
Deep Ocean Challenge #30-Fantasy World
Digital Tuesday Challenge #169-All Tied Up!!
DYSU Challenge #81-Food
Fresh Brewed Weekly Challenge #105-Food and Drink
LEJ Designs Challenge #12-Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas Challenge-Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge #45-Digi Dimension
Oozak Challenge #4-Bright Colors
Papercraft Star Challenge #104-ice cream
Pattie's Creations Challenge #48-Summertime
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #29-Favorite summer sweet treat
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #52-Sizzlin' Summer Colors and Ribbon
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #124-Fancy Borders
The Poodles Parlour Challenge-Use a digi
The Stamp Man Challenge-Anything Goes/Summer Colours
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #81-It's all about circles
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #48-Punches and Edgers

Be sure to stop by and play along with all these fantastic challenges.

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,

Friday, July 20, 2012

Blue Christmas

Hello, Happy Friday!!! I hope your start to the weekend is great. This card was suppose to be posted on Tuesday but Blogger is giving me so much trouble and when I started poking around trying to get it to work right I really messed it up. I still can't get it back to where it was but it is working enough to be able to post. I am not very good with computers so I should know better than to start clicking and deleting things that I don't know how to fix if it effects something else.

This is my card for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge this week. The theme for the week is Christmas in July. I just got this Nellie Snellen (I just love all their stamps) Christmas stamp in June at a Stamping Convention and couldn't wait to color it. I love making my Christmas/Winter cards in the color blue so I couldn't resist doing this one in blue too! I also glittered almost everything on the card, the second pic I hope shows all the sparkle better than the first picture. It is not too late to come play along with us so we hope you hop over and play. I can't wait to see what you created.

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

ATCS and Cards with Attitude Challenge #18-Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #93-R'nB Ribbon and a bow
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge #26-Ho Ho Ho Christmas
Creatalicious Challenge #36-Christmas in July
Creative Belli Challenge #148-Christmas in July
CMC Copic Challenge #48-Anything Goes with a girly twist
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #74-Christmas in July
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #117-Anything Goes
Divas By Design Challenge #44-Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge #18-Anything Goes
Great Impressions July Challenge-Best stay in the lines coloring
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge-Dust It Off... mine is the snowflake embellishments
Jellypark Challenge-Christmas in July
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #128-Olympics, Sports, Outdoors, Adventure or Hobbies, mine is outdoors
Ladybug Crafts Challenge Ink-Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations Challenge #69-For A Friend
Lollipop Crafts July Challenge #84-Christmas in July
Love To Create Challenge #24-3 of Something, I have 3 different snowflake embellishments
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC215-Bling it On!
Paperplay Challenge Week 29-Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly Challenge-All Things Girly
Phindy's Place Challenge #114-Button It, the white pearl snowflake in the middle and the clear blue snowflake on the bottom are snowflake buttons!
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #116-Christmas in July
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #148-Sparkle
The Corrosive Challenge #153-Sentimentally Yours
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #6-Christmas in July non-traditional colors
The Crazy Challenge #124-Christmas in July
The Cutie Pie Challenge #22-Glitter and Bling
The House That Stamps Built Challenge DCC718-Outdoors or Wildlife
The Paper Shelter Challenge #73-Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #22-Kids or Babies
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #140-Its Christmas
Totally Stampalicious Challenge-Christmas in July
Willow Sketchie Challenge July 19-Christmas in July

These are all wonderful challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them!

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read. It really makes my day!

Happy creating,

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summertime Wishes

Hello, Happy Tuesday! The weather has been perfect here in New England the past two days. It is warm and sunny with low humidity so we haven't had to turn on the AC and it has been wonderful to be outside. I am hoping to work out in the gardens today and tomorrow. I hope after all the horrid weather that has happened the last couple of weeks I'm wishing Mother Nature is quiet for quite a while.

This week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations we have a great challenge. We would like you to use something new that you have purchased in the last 2 months and tell us what it is. I have used a mixture of very old and very new on this card I created. My new is this Mo image, I have wanted it for a while but just couldn't justify buying it until about a month ago. Do you see the glittered aqua and blue glittered polka dot DP, I had to buy that a couple weeks ago at one of our LSS stores, I bought every color they had (I love using polka dots!). My last "NEW" item is the the leaf flourish die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I bought it at the last stamp convention I went to in June. We would love to see what "NEW" treasures you have so come play with us this week. Be sure to check out what the other ladies have created this week they are fabulous!

These are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

By the Cute and Girly July Challenge-A Day at....the Park
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #16-Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge-Anything Goes with something yellow (flowers)
Crafty Calendar July Challenge-Fun in the Sun
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #140-Spots
Creative Card Crew Challenge #14-Swirls and Pearls
Digi Design Challenge-Come and pile on those flowers!!
Digital Tuesday Challenge #168-Inside Out
Mo's DP2 Challenge #142-Anything Goes with Mo image
Everybody's Art Challenge #201-Summer
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge #17-Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #66-Fancy Folds
Gingerloft Challenge #GL44-Fancy Folds
Great Impressions July Challenge-Shoe us your best in the lines coloring
Hanna and Friends Challenge #149-Favorite Colors, Blue, Purple Aqua and Pink
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge-Summertime
Love to Create Challenge #23-Inspired by a photo
PanPastel UK Challenge #26-Ice Cream Colors
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge-Summer
Simply Create Too Challenge #17-Summer/Vacation
Southern Girls Challenge #48-Pearls
Stamp With Fun Challenge #169-Favorite Stamps, Mo's are some of my all time favorites
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #147-At least 1 circle, 2DP and 1 embellishment
Stamps & Fun=Creativity Challenge #107-Summer
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge #18-Anything Goes with any Artist
The Cutie Pie Challenge #22-Glitter and Bling
The Paper Shelter Challenge #71-Flower Power
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #124-Here Comes Summer
Totally Stampalicious Challenge-Fave Embellie Challenge, Flowers is mine

These are all fantastic challenge so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you  leave for me to read. They brighten my day!!!

Happy Creating,