Monday, August 25, 2014

GETTING ZENTANGLED AT SQUIGGLEFLY

SQUIGGLEFLY BLOGSPOT CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK:
HH SFC3414 Help me go 'round the block
Expiration date:  8/31/14
Use corner rounders on your card...no squared corners anywhere, be sure and use corner rounders (or round them yourself) on all the points on your card

I chose this beautiful zentangle from Norma Burnell
I just love her work immensely and altho it takes time to color in the medium of your choice, the results are so worthwhile.  Any recipient will be happy to receive one of her completed images on a card.

Click to see more of her lovely creations.  Come on over to the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE blogsite and enter your card or project using NO corners -  keep them rounded.  And remember there are lots of lovely free digis at SQUIGGLEFLY'S shop if you wish to enter the contest.


SHOWERS OF LOVE

 SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY'S CHALLENGE
SKETCH 72
Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine
The prize is:  3 Digi Images

Here's your sketch!

Here's my choice!
EMILY - SHOWERS OF LOVE 
 Come on over to Seems a Little Sketchy and get in on this challenge!  So fun - yet so easy!!
Good luck!



GOT SNIFFLES ?

There are a lot of ANYTHING GOES challenges on the net right now - it's a grand time for all of us to catch up on all those cards we used thru the spring, summer, fall and yes, even right now, how about GET WELL cards for the allergy season.  I'm a victim of suffering there!

Our Sponsor at OUTLAWZ GREETINGS is: Stitchy BearsDT
 
I selected 2 images from STITCHY BEARS that I thought were perfect for my much needed get well cards. Pictured above is GET WELL CIRCLES........and here is the interior............
And below is   HOPE JACARE GET WELL DIGI BLESSINGS which I love!  I even popdotted the quilt to make it look more comfy!!!  This card is a cascade version of folding.
So come on over to OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE - and don't forget to use an image on your card per our group request.

Monday, August 18, 2014

OLD MAID BEES AND BUZZ!!

SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE
Challenge theme:  RRR-SFC3314-Use Brown, red, orange and yellow
Challenge expires Aug. 25, 2014

I chose this wonderful image from Sandra Caldwell, and you can find more of her sweet images at the SQUIGGLEFLY SHOP!
OLD MAID BEE - SANDRA CALDWELL
CASCADE CARD FORMAT - created by tut on BECCY'S PLACE
This was a very fun project, that I liked so well, I went ahead and did more of the same format.  Looking for something fun to try with just 1 piece of 6x12" paper and 3 pieces of coordinating papers from your stash?

I do hope you will join in this week's fun with us over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.  Share your artwork using brown, red, orange and yellow.  Check out the Squigglefly images and use one for your entry to be eligible for free Squigglefly images if you win the random generator no.

LEFT SIDED SENTIMENTS

 My image choice:  
DDDoodles  Birthday Sampler, DDDoodles Flower Power Papers 1 and 5
Paper, frame, Birthday Blessings and interior Birthday sentiment all from DDDoodles

All of the paper I used EXCEPT the black and pink are from DECOSSES DYNAMITE DOODLES.  FLOWER POWER Pages 1 and 5 and BIRTHDAY SENTIMENTS were very easily handled with my PHOTOPLUS program.  My images are from my stash - they were unused on another project and I've forgotten where I obtained them.  If someone knows, who reads this, please let me know.  I'd really appreciate it.

This card is actually a 5x7 and I did a little embossing with my Scor-Buddy on the inside page.  Gives it a certain look of elegance I think.  And I fussy cut the flower to anchor against the sentiment.

Come on over to OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE and join me and many others in this week's challenge  -  your sentiment needs only be on the left side of the front of your card.

Did you know that you can now get MORE stamping fun from Lisa!  Lisa is still Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, which is the label for most of her designs. Scribble Doodles Designs is a new company that she has gone into partnership with Sandy Sommerfeld which is a collaboration of their work coming together in new kits under that label. So still our wonderful Lisa, just two different ways to enjoy both ladies' work!

Friday, August 15, 2014

USE ONLY 3 COLORS ...

Starting 8/15/14...........use the following colors in a get well card - or colors as close as possible.

The sponsor is THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE  and wow!  What a great selection of items and what a huge school sale going on now!  Drop over and check it out!

I enjoyed this challenge; gave me a chance to try out my new way of setting up and cutting images. I scanned ALL of my die cuts into my program and now I can align any image any time in any of the frames. :) Easy peasy after that. 

Hope you join us at the challenge!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This challenge is ending tomorrow nite!

CHALLENGE ENDING AUG. 14!!

Come on over to YOUR SCRAPBOOK PLACE (not all scrapbooking tho) and find out what you need do - no cards in this one!  ANYTHING BUT A CARD!!


This Calendar Page made by Mel Rhodes!
Gorgeous!

Come on over and join us!

Monday, August 11, 2014

FAIRY BEST FRIENDS AND MUSHROOMS

SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY has a new challenge beginning August 11 and going forward for 2 weeks!  Our sponsor for SKETCH 71 is QKR Stampede
 
Prize: 5 Digital Images
Now check out this sketch - can you turn that into a cute card?  Well, then come on over, let's create!
MUSHROOMS is the image I chose from our wonderful friends at QKR STAMPEDE.  I also chose FAIRY 1 from MYGRAFFICO to sit atop my mushrooms.  Following the sketch I merely turned it on its side. and proceeded from there.

COME ON OVER TO SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY, enter your artwork, and possibly win 5 digis from QKR STAMPEDE

CHARM YOUR WAY AT SQUIGGLEFLY

Hi there - what an awesome challenge at Squigglefly AGAIN!  Check it out:

HH SFC3214 Isn't that Charming
Include a charm somewhere on your card. This can be a real jewelry charm, a die cut of a charm, or a sticker of a charm.

Here's my sweetie I chose!
PRAY - by JAMES HORVATH

Isn't she a charmer (pun intended); come on over to Squigglefly Challenge and join me this week!

ALL DRESSED UP!

 OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE
 Theme is:  USE CIRCLES
Wow, I just love this image, quick and cute and easy to color.  I will be doing more Christmas cards with this little sweetie.  Don't forget you can find her at ALL DRESSED UP

Leave a little love (comments), let me know you have entered OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE "USE CIRCLES" CHALLENGE  and see you on the flip side of the Christmas tree!

Monday, August 4, 2014

THERE'S A NEW GIRL ON THE BLOCK!

Challenge theme:  RRR-SFC3114- Make a Baby Card/craft
Challenge expires Aug. 10, 2014
DON'T REPEAT THIS - CHERYL GRANT ALGER
I chose this wonderful image created by Cheryl Grant Alger from the SQUIGGLEFLY SHOP!  Pop on over and check out her other images - you are sure to smile at each and every one!  I chose to turn this one into a cute baby girl card.
(INTERIOR)
FROM THE TOP
I do hope you will join in this week's fun with us over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog.  Share your artwork by creating a baby card or craft with the theme baby.  Check out the Squigglefly images and use one for your entry to be eligible for free Squigglefly images if you win the random generator no.

HOW DO YOU PAMPER YOURSELF

HOW DO YOU PAMPER YOURSELF -
IN THE WINTERTIME
OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE

Our Sponsor is RSD
(Rick St Dennis) !!!
Theme: How do you pamper yourself (ANYTIME)? 

Give me a great snowman making day - husband and kids ready to have a good ole snowball fight, and a cup of hot chocolate with LOTSA marshmallows in it!  I always toss on my older very LARGE AND FLUFFY parka along with several layers of clothing.  

Here's my very own favorite hot chocolate recipe for you to tuck away til those cold days return!
7 cups instant milk dry powder
1 cup sugar or Truvia
3/4 cup dark cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt

Keep all in tightly covered container and use 1/3 cup of mixture to mug of hot water.  Stir, add marshmallows and even a scoop of ice cream - and ENJOY!   Dry mixture keeps all year.

Winter is winter in Wisconsin, you have no choice if you choose to stay in WI thruout the winter - you just need to PAMPER YOURSELF!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

NEW CHALLENGE AT YOUR SCRAPBOOK PLACE

The ladies at YOUR SCRAPBOOK PLACE are hosting some wonderful challenges - 2 A MONTH in fact!  Right now, the challenge is:


Now it's time for a new challenge: What can you create that is NOT A CARD??!!  All you scrapbookers, out there, let's see some layouts.  Painters, let's see some canvases!  Upcyclers, let's see you turn that trash into treasure!!  Home decorators, how about you show us your altered art!!!

Here are a few projects to inspire you. The first is a mixed media canvas that reads, "Even today, Miracles still happen."
 Melissa has been working on calendars:
You have until Aug. 14 midnite to submit something. I've seen the prizes and they are awesome. So come on over to YOUR SCRAPBOOK PLACE CHALLENGE.  Be sure to follow the rules.  And most of all, have fun.