Sunday, October 30, 2011

Doodle Pantry Scarecrow

Well I'm milking the weekend to the bitter end! I've had such a relaxing and long weekend, but I hate to see it end.  So I'm crafting right up 'til my eyelids get heavy and not a minute sooner!  I just couldn't resist playing in the sketch challenge over at Sketches by Carly.  And I also couldn't resist using this pre-colored version of the Scarecrow from Doodle Pantry that was released earlier this month. 

I love this scarecrow - I've used it before but this one comes pre-colored in these fun, bright colors and also includes three wonderful digi papers too - I've used all three on this card.  I think he's the least scary scarecrow I've ever seen and is especially adorable with that sweet little birdie perched on his shoulder.  You can find this wonderful set at the Doodle Pantry Store.

Here's the Sketch by Carly that I followed with my card.  It's a fun sketch - makes a terrific looking card no matter what image you use.

Instead of the butterfly and the flight trail, I used this fun sentiment that comes with the Scarecrow set and a MS branch punch that I think kind of looks like straw - fitting with the scarecrow!  I had so much fun making this card with these fun, bright papers and colors.  What do you think?!

Stay tuned here because the Doodle Pantry November release of new digi images is right around the corner - November 1st.  Come back and visit me here to see the new releases - some fantastic sets you won't want to miss!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Clementine Christmas

Happy Friday everyone! This week flew by so fast - some business traveling this week and now I'm exhausted! I'm looking forward to a long weekend since I'm off today and hoping to get caught up and ahead with my card making.

Well it's time for another release of new digis at StampFairy today.  This time we have more of that adorable bunny, Clementine.  Isn't she cute with her candy cane?

Here's the whole selection of Clementine Christmas digis.  The carrot wrapped in a bow is the freebie today.  You can find this new set of digis in the StampFairy Shop.

Sweet Clementine was colored and brought to life with Copic markers.  All the papers here are digital from Shery K Designs. A little bit of ribbon and a sentiment and this card is done.  I like the fun colors of this card - non traditional but festive. 

You really have to visit StampFairy World and see the cards the StampFairies created with this image - some of the cards are so darn clever and all are inspiring.  Pop on over and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dress Up Day

Welcome back - this is my second post for the day!  Scroll down for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge post.

Today is my last post as guest designer for Inky Impressions.  I've really enjoyed by two month guest spot there. The stamps are absolutely adorable, very high quality and a lot of fun to create with.  So thanks to Nicole for having me on her team!

The challenge theme this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge blog is Paper Flowers.  So create a card with your own handmade paper flowers embellishing it and come play with us at Inky Impressions!

This Inky Impressions image is "Zoe's Dress Up Day" and isn't she precious?! Zoe was colored with Copic markers, the papers are from My Mind's Eye "Honey Cake" collection.  The paper flowers are made using a Martha Stewart cornflower punch - four layers each flower. 

The layout was inspired by this week's sketch at The Sweet Stop challenge blog. I rotated the sketch to suit the image I am using.  The spin in the challenge this week is to use pink.  I think I have that covered!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Bra-less Stella!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's time for a new Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge and this week we're sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

It's a wonderful sketch this week - even though I say that every week!!!!  I loved using this sketch and I know you will too!

Bugaboo Stamps is this week's challenge sponsor.  The Grand Prize winner will receive 7 free digis of their choice at Bugaboo Stamps.  What a terrific prize!  I hope this interests you to participate in the challenge this week.

The Bugaboo image I selected this week is a Stella digi called "Stella Peeker-Braless".  The image and sentiment just cracked me up and I thought it would make a fun card. Stella and her bra were colored with Copic markers.  I used designer papers from Authentique here.  My embellishment is a silk flower from a ribbon I had in my stash. 

Now make your way to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to see the beautiful selection of cards the design team has created for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Deputy Christopher

Hi there stampers! I'm highlighting Inky Impressions rubber stamps today.  It was my turn to post at the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog as a guest designer and I thought I'd share that card with all of you here on my blog as well. This is a bendy fold card that my friend Emma created. I love this card design for the dimension and interest it provides.  You can find the tutorial that Emma has written HERE at her blog, Lady and the Stamp

Here you can see the gently bended panels that add dimension and interest to this layout.  I modified the original design provided by Emma to suit the size and shape of the image I was using.  The design is easy to modify to your particular needs.

The rubber stamp I used is Deputy Christopher from Inky Impressions rubber stamps.  I love these rubber stamps for their adorable designs and for the super finely etched rubber.  They stamp beautifully and are of very high quality.  You can find Deputy Christopher HERE at the Inky Impressions Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Candy Corn Ants

Well it's getting closer to Halloween and I always enjoy this time of year.  It's fun to pull out the Halloween decorations and finish off my Halloween cards for my nieces and nephew.  This is one of them, featuring the image from a Doodle Pantry set called Candy Corn Ants

 This is such a terrific Halloween set.  You get a precolored version of the image as well as black and white, three sentiments and two complementary digi papers.  You can find this collection HERE in the Doodle Pantry Store.

Here, I've used the matching candy corn digi paper from the set with the image that was colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol blending solution.  I thought the real candy corns as embellishments would be a lot of fun and fully appreciated by my nephew!  Pretty easy peasy to put together just in time for Halloween!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Barry's Christmas Stockings

Happy Friday StampFairy fans! It's another new release today at StampFairy and you're going to love creating with this adorable guy.  Yes, Barry is back with his Christmas stockings filled with presents and he's looking as cute as ever!

Here's the Barry Stockings collection released today.  The bottom right stocking is today's freebie and it's a dandy!  You can find all these wonderful new stamps HERE in the StampFairy Shop.

This little sweetie was brought to life with Copics and some Diamond Stickles. The papers are digital from Shery K Designs.  My inspiration for the layout is from this week's MOJO Monday sketch #211 - see below.  You can see all the other DT creations using Barry Stockings by visiting StampFairy World.

Now on to other news at StampFairy....  We've just introduced a new character earlier this week called Molly and she's the sweetest thing.  Here's the collection of Molly Peekers - so perfect for all sorts of card designs and paper projects.

And you'll find a sale going on when you arrive the StampFairy Shop - a perfect time to get the new Molly or Barry Stocking digis and to just stock up on your favorite StampFairy images.  And finally, our StampFairy Challenge is still going on - we'd love to see you play along with us there!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vintage Globe

Today I'm showcasing one of the new Doodle Pantry images from this month's release.  This wonderful digi is "Vintage Globe" and it's perfect for masculine cards as I've done here as a retirement card.

You can find the set HERE in the Doodle Pantry Store.

I used Prismacolor pencils to color the image, cut it out and mounted it as the focal point on top of a Spellbinders die cut.  The papers are Basic Grey from the "Marjolaine" collection.  A ribbon banner die cut with the Happy Retirement sentiment finishes it off.

There are several specials taking place right now at Doodle Pantry. For a limited time, the new Quirky Turkey digi collection is free with a purchase from the Doodle Pantry store. 

And there's still plenty of time to play in our challenge this month. Just create a card using a Doodle Pantry image - it's that easy.  Every participant will receive the Quirky Penguin digi set for free - just for playing along!  You can't beat that!  Just go to the Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles Blog for the challenge entry.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sweet Louie at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone. Another week flying by fast as a fiddle and on top of that, I'm heading out of town on business and wish I had one more day to finish off my tasks before that.  Can't complain too much as I'm heading for warm Miami just as the weather here in Michigan shows its wet October winds. Though it's going fast, I love my Wednesdays because of the new challenges at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

It's a great sketch this week featuring an oval focal panel and a wonderful opportunity for fun embellishments.

Our favorite Digi Stamp Boutique is our monthly sponsor and the sponsor of this week's challenge. The Grand Prize winner will receive 6 free digi stamps from Digi Stamp Boutique - a wonderful and generous prize.  I hope you'll play along for a chance to win!

I chose this adorable new Louie the teddy bear.  Right now there are four Louie images in a collection with special pricing - just go HERE to see this wonderful collection.  Louie was colored with Copics and the papers used are from Crate Paper's "Emma's Shoppe" and "Portrait Collection".  I love these colors together and think this makes a fun birthday card.

As usual the Sweet Sketch Wednesday design team has created some fabulous inspiration for you using a terrific assortment of Digi Stamp Boutique digis.  Head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to check it out and get inspired to play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Clementine in Winter

Happy Friday everyone! It's another new release at StampFairy and you're just going to love this one. Yes, it's a new collection featuring our favorite sweet bunny Clementine.  This time she's given up her Easter basket for some good old fashioned winter ice skates enjoying a snowy day!

Here's the full collection released today.  You can see Clementine is enjoying all the winter sports including building a snowman.  The Season's Greetings sentiment is the freebie today and goes with this collection perfectly.  You can find all these new digis HERE in the StampFairy Shop.

Up close you can see all the wonderful sparkly glitterland I've created for Clementine. You can even see the bit of snow that's accumulated on her cute little nose.  She was colored with Copics and papers from Cosmo Cricket's "Jolly by Golly" line.  I used my new Grand Calibur Blossom and Circle Nesties for the card base with regular Blossom and Circle dies for the focal panel. Some glitter, rhinestones and diamond Stickles add the finishing touches. 

The design team really went to town with this new image today - you just have to stop by StampFairy World to see all the beautiful cards the StampFairies created to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by!