Monday, April 30, 2012

PINK AND BLUE - PINK OR BLUE - WELL IT'S A CHALLENGE!

by Fawn Palmer


Yes, this is usual for me - I never make one card - I always do 2 to 4 - and sometimes 12 cards at the same time.  So I created 2 slightly different Baby Bird Bathtimes for you.

Now think Pink and Blue - this week's new challenge at Squigglefly!  It's easy, isn't it, so why not join us in this challenge.  Pick a Squigglefly image (free or purchased) and start creating!  I want to get a lot of ideas from everyone who participates this week - it's kind of fascinating to me to create the majority of your project in 2 colors, similar to using just 1 color.

Anyway try it.  And don't forget that the end of this month is coming fast.  You have a few days left to purchase your IMAGE A DAY IN MAY at Sqjuigglefly.  Check it out, don't just ignore it.  It's beautiful new digis not yet shown and never will be priced so low again.  Less than $1 a day for great digis arriving in your email box every morning in May!

I'm ready, are you?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mom's Day???

FOR SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE 

Ok, here is where I get up on my pedestal and do a little pounding on the heads of all those Hallmark people who created a day for Mother's.  Well didn't they realize a lot of women are NOT mothers - but are aunts/sisters/nieces - just women!  I proclaim this day, May 13, WOMEN'S DAY!  Be sure to send a card to a friend - a female friend! - and enjoy the day yourself.

I'm making up a few extra of these lovely orchids.  They are just awesome to color up.  It's a great image to purchase at Squigglefly shop.

The entire card is completed of leftover materials - the image was even given to me!  At one time I had stamped a bunch of smaller stamps and premounted them on black and have them stored in my album (by theme).  All the paper is years old but stored neatly and quietly and it's like having my own store at my finger tips and no gasoline involved in the trip!  Even the pearls are pifs from last year.  This is indeed a GREEN CARD for our Scrapbook Place Challenge.  Click that link and check the group's out!

Grab a free image at the shop and get into the challenge this weekend - anything for Mother's Day.  I hope I inspired you with the items I pulled from my stash to complete this!

Meanwhile have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Place of Calm


What happens on Saturdays???  Of course first thing most people think of is a day off of work!  Well at Squigglefly Shop new images are being launched every Saturday.  You should really get into the habit of checking in during the weekend and letting those new images just tantalize your taste buds for new images!

This particular image (Park Entrance) launches on Saturday but I'm giving you a sneak peak!  It's totally easy and fun to color up and also to resize.  I've even thought of doing a monotone card with it - Lynne Stansbery is such an awesome iamge artist, it's difficult for me to ever bypass one of her images!

I've had a number of challenges lately, so found my perfect sentiment to go on this card.  Even if something isn't bothering you at the moment, the card will at least calm your inner turbulences!  The country or the northwoods are my places of calm.  We've had some beautiful camping spots in the north wilderness areas.  On days of turbulence, it's easy for me to go there in my mind and just take a moment of rest.  Perhaps as the sentiment says, it's God calming me, His child.  

Many hugs and have a great weekend!  See you over at the Squigglefly blog challenge!

Monday, April 16, 2012

AM I HAVING WHAT YET???????

Launched at Squigglefly on Sat. April 14!!!!
This is also being entered into Outlawz distressed challenge GC41612

Isn't she a peach?  My great great grandmother and this darling little sweetie are very very similar.  I could not believe it when I put the image and the photo side by side!  And I'm sure in my great great grandma's days, either she or her househelp did her wash on a washboard!  Her husband was the judge of Richland County for over 10 years. I've included photos of both of my great great grams on Dad's side!  Just scroll down a little bit.

This card is a lovely 6x6 embellished lots of goodies from my stash!  I just wanted to really recreate that down home feeling in this card.  So I've used:
Buttons on the paper background (center piece)
5 Flowers
Ribbon
Punches
Brads - penny brad (I'm sure she found pennies in pockets of jeans just as I do today!)
Stickles (wash soap water bubbles)
Digi image
Embossed Laundry Room sentiment tag
Stitching (real stuff not faux)
Pearls
Stickers - adhesive backed fluorishes
There are 4 really cute sentiments that come with this image and its reverse image - I have already made up 7 cards with her.  I just adore this bit of down home type of living.  Come on over to Squigglefly and grab a new image by Diana Garrison or this one by Lynne Stansbery or any of the 100s others or even a freebie and get into the contest this week!

These are photos of some of my ancestors who really did use a washboard!  :) Have a great wash day!

Grandmother Urania Fries (Dad's mom)
My dad standing with his Grandmother (his mom's mother)

Great Grandma Anna Jennings (Dad's mom's grandmother)
 Great Great Grandma Margaret Fries (Dad's Father's Grandmother)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Home Again - by Diana Garrison


This weekend work by Diana launches at Squigglefly Image Shop.  I was privileged to acquire one of her images to color and make a project (card) from.  I tell you - I just had a great fun time coloring in the image with my copic pens!  To me her work reminds me of the Zentangle Doodle stuff hitting all of us like a craze!  Now this particular image was narrow and long so I used a 6x6 card and chose one of the sentiments that come with the image.  I had a bit of a time finding something to balance the card out so chose some sweet flowers and a leaf and added a silky white bow.  I could just as easily used a 4x6 and used less embellishments.  I did color 2 images at the same time (reverse images) so I will do the 4x6 for the other one.

I do hope you hop over to Squigglefly this weekend and see all the new artists' work!  You will be just awed at the beautiful work. 
While you are browsing the store, pick up an image and join our yellow/orange challenge on the blog site at:  Squigglefly Blog Spot!

And don't forget to reserve your 32 images for May for just $30.  Sign up thru Facebook to get the 32 images......1 more than thru the website.  I have mine reserved and am anxiously waiting for the gorgeous stamps to start dropping into my email every morning in May!  What fun!

I am also entering this image in Sassy Cheryl's "ANYTHING GOES" this week.  You may wish to check her out too!  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Orange you Glad She Didn't Say Banana - SFC1412


SHY BEAR - BALLOON BEAR - a lovely Get well card with reverse image and 2 sentiments!
 

Interior of both cards
This week's Squigglefly challenge is called "Orange you glad I didn't say Banana?" You can participate in this week's challenge using ANY of THESE THREE options:
1) you can either use the color scheme orange and yellow on your card; or
2) you can use any PUNNY joke/saying on your card; or
3) use any fruit themed image or embellishment on your card.

So grab your images and make up a project in orange and yellow or one of the other 2 choices.  Get it tagged up to Squigglefly's Blogspot and setlle back and wait for the roll of the RNG!!!   Would love for you to include a wonderful image from Squigglefly; to win a prize you must do so, but it is not required to participate. 

And don't forget that ONE A DAY IN MAY is almost here!  Join thru Facebook and get 32 images!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

DO IT IN PASTELS!

CHALLENGE 109
SASSY CHERYL'S BLOGSPOT

I took time out to enter one of Sassy Cheryl's challenges!  Her digis are so 
danged cute - it's always fun to work with them.  This is the digi bunny and bird chit chat image.  I used a 6x6 with papers received from Carolyn one day, I gold leafed my frame, colored the images with copics, put my own Happy Easter sentiment in the window and had fun!

So why not join us in this weeks Soft Pastel challenge. You know you want to! Just link up your creation to your blog post or online gallery to Sassy CherylYou may enter only once, and may use any image in our challenge. However if you do decide to use a Sassy Cheryl image, you get two entries in our random drawing.  How's that sound.  Pretty good, huh!?!?!
So, come and play along.  Can't wait to see what you create.  Happy Pastel-ing!

Happy Easter!

by Image Artist Fawn Palmer

This wonderful image has 4 different sets you can use - and as I did with this one, I added my own sentiment to help me say Happy Easter everyone!  I wanted to convey lots of pastels and fun colors for Easter, as being painted by our lovely Lady in the skinny Jeans!  Remember the song by Conway Twitty - Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On!  Loved that song!  Yah, I know it shows my age!  Well don't write me off yet, I just purchased the new album of Lionel Richie's called TUSKEGEE - and I'm still rockin' to that one!

WOW!  HAVE YOU HEARD THE LATEST??? One a Day in May is BACK! : )
SQUIGGLEFLY will begin pre-sales for One a Day in May beginning April 1st and running through April 30th.

If you're new to One a Day in May, you're in for a real treat and tons of fun! The idea is to pre-buy 31 images for $31. You'll be able to download a new digi each day in May. If you don't get in on the pre-sale, you can still purchase the images in the shop, but they will be at regular price, and not the $1 each pre-sale price.

If you've participated in the One a Day in May before, we'd love to hear your comments!

As a bonus, everyone who pre-purchases One a Day in May will be entered to win a special prize. The prize and winners will be announced on May 1st. Good luck, and we'll see you at the pre-sale! :)




Friday, April 6, 2012

THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL
BY IMAGE ARTIST, FAWN PALMER

Launches today Friday, April 6, 2012, at Squigglefly Shop!

There are actually 4 versions in this launch and I will be debuting all of them.  I really had to rush today to get this in on time, so I do hope you will hop on back later on to check me out.  Better yet, sign into my email alerts and you'll never miss a new day.

Pssssssst!  I heard there is a great challenge coming next week - be sure to join in and build yourself a file of digis!  Just go to Squigglefly's Blogspot by clicking there and read the rules and participate - no purchase required.   You must however use a Squigglefly digi (freebie or purchased) to be eligible to win anything.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

EASTER AT BABYCAKES BLOGSPOT

Easter is all over the internet - spreading love and sweet candies everywhere!  Now along with the religious theme of Easter, all of us cardmakers just LOVE to make cards and have contests and jump along on blog hops.  You name it and we are there.

Come on over to Babycakes Doodle This and That and celebrate with us.  Grab the cutie of a freebie above and make up a project and enter into Babycakes' latest challenge! 

I enjoyed this little pair of bunnies - had to look around to get inspired for a sentiment tho.  Copic colors and paper stash brought it all together for me and Babycakes' special!  Come on over and try one yourself - you'll get a freebie back in return.

Tune in here tomorrow for a cutie of a stamp being released at Squigglefly on the 6th!  :) No hints!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PEACE IS FLOWING......


 Peace is flowing like a river,
Flowing out through you and me,
Spreading out into the desert,
Setting all the captives free.
I have a few favorite Christian hymns and this one is right at the top!  So meaningful.  This image was sent to me by my bud Mel from Louisiana.  I enjoyed coloring it - it was the peace within it I believe.  Enjoy your Easter - take a moment to recognize its meaning.

Peace be with you!

Monday, April 2, 2012

CASE A SQUIGGLFLY DT MEMBER! - Challenge SFC1312

Image Artist Lynne Stansbery
(This definitely is the good stuff in life!)

I've deliberately tried to copy someone else's style.  When I was invited by my DT leader to 'case' a card I couldn't even imagine what she meant.  So a few questions and ideas later, I had my image chosen, colored and mounted on an A2 card.  Now I can't tell you who I cased, and I'm not sure I even did that sweet of a job, as her work is just out of this world, but I did make a great attempt!  Her style is CAS - another new term for me!

The Shy Bears are my favorites to design with - I just believe Lynne and I are on the same brain waves!  ;)

So pick out a free image and join our contest this week.  All the details are on the Squigglefly blog site!  Just click on that link.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

JOIN AN APRIL FOOL'S BLOG HOP!

Today is an Anything Goes- Look Out-You've Got to be Kidding kind of day.  So of course Scrapbook Place is hosting an APRIL FOOLS' DAY BLOG HOP! 


This month's Blog Hop is sponsored by Floppy Latte's Digital Designs:



Here's a lovely word from Jessica!
"Hi, My name is Jessica aka Floppy Latte.  I am a digital stamp designer and have Floppy Latte’s Digital Designs.  I’ve been designing stamps for almost 2 years but drawing and creating as long as I have been able to hold a crayon!  At FLDD, I offer papers, digi stamps, and digital die cut files for crafters!  I love to draw and this seemed the perfect venue for that passion.  I have an active blog and the store always has a freebie on line for you!  I do hope that you visit Floppy Latte’s Digital Designs.  I am sure there is something there that you will love!"


Here's the complete list of Blogs in the Hop.  If you get lost, come back here.  There are prizes to be had.  But it's a surprise!








Pammie