Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #36 Sentiment/Card For A Girl

Welcome to another challenge at Aud Sentiments. We have 5 new DT members that will be joining us in our next challenge. We had so many talented crafters apply for the positions and it is always difficult to choose. I hope that those that didn't make it this time reapply during our next DT call.

Our theme for this challenge is "Sentiment/Card for a girl" which should be pretty easy. This week we are being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads. The winner of this challenge will receive 5 digis of their choice. Don't forget to link up your project to the challenge blog.
Card Details:
Image: I Like This One from Di's Digi Downloads
Copics: E00, E21, E30, E41, E40, E31, E33, e35, E50, E51, E53, Y21, R20, RV32, RV34, R00, G21, G14 G07
Spellbinders lacy circle die

Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are always so difficult for me. Maybe someday I will make several just to have on hand so I don't have to make them at the last minute.

Card Details:

Stamp Sentiment is from Stampin Up

Card Sketch: Card Patterns

Spellbinders lacy circle die

Butterfly: Home Decor Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches

Daisy: paper punch

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #73 Anything goes

It's time for the ever popular Anything Goes Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

For my design team card I decided to use one of the newest images in the Digi Doodle Shop. This little sweetie is Emily and Scout from the new Butter Beans collection. Don't they look like they are up to something? I love little Emily's small pigtails and couldn't resist giving her some hair bows.

Don't forget to link up your project to the challenge blog for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop.

We are also having a design team call and you can check out all the details HERE

Card Details:

Image: Emily and Scout from the Digi Doodle Shop

Copics: E00, E21, e33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, B93, B95, B97, Y23, Y26

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Birthday Cake

We celebrated my niece's 8th birthday today. If you follow my blog regularly, you may remember me talking about her birthday plans. She is the special young lady that asked for guests to donate to charities that help animals around the world instead of giving her gifts.

My sister-in-law asked me to make the cake for the party and it was to be a surprise for Aubri. It has been so long since I decorated cakes that I think I am out of practice. This was also my first time using fondant. My husband helped by cutting out all of the zebra stripes so I could put them on the cake. My 17 year old son cut out all of the giraffe spots and put them on that part of the cake himself. I think we made a great team! My other son helped by eating the leftover frosting!

I had extra cake batter so I made cupcakes too. The kids loved the animals on top of the cupcakes.

Now my nephew wants me to make him a cake for his birthday. He is planning on having a Monster Truck party and I already have lots of ideas!

New Release Day At Sassy Studio Designs

Sassy Studio Designs has come out with several new digi images. Some are new and some are images that have been redone to make them even sassier!

Today we are having a blog hop to show off all of the new releases. You need to start the hop at Sassy Studio Designs.

The next stop after me is Joyce

Card Details:

Image: Princess from Sassy Studio Designs

Copics: E00, E21, E43, E50, E51, E53, B000, BG10, BG15, BG23, R20, R32, R22

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #72 A Recipe Challenge

It's Thursday so that means another fun challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges. This week we want you to follow the recipe:

1 Ribbon

2 Pattern Papers

3 Buttons

For my project, I decided to make a back to school door hanger. In addition to the pencils, I have a small pad of paper that fits perfectly into the pocket.

Project Details:

Image: Vintage School Desk from Digi Doodle Shop

Copics: E33, E35, E37, E41, Y26, R20, R59, R37, R46, B97, G85

Apple: Doodle Charms Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #35 Anything Goes and a DT Call

It's Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments. We are also having a DT call. If you would like to be a member of a crafting team that is fun and laid back, then all you need to do to enter is put DT after your name when you link up your project for this challenge. Since it's Anything Goes you can really cut loose and show us your creative talent.

Our sponsor this week is Whimsie Doodles. The winner of the challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Whimsie Doodle Store.

Card Details:
Image: Gnomies from Whimsie Doodles
Copics: Eoo, E21, E40, E41, E43, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E08, E09, E19, E53, Y26, Y23, B95, B97, G21, G85
Mushrooms: Freshly Picked Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches

Monday, August 15, 2011

Dorothy Card

Just a quick and easy card today. Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the current challenge at The Crazy Challenge. The theme for the challenge is Movies. I chose this sassy Dorothy image from Sassy Studio Designs.
Card Details:
Image: Dorothy from Sassy Studio Designs
Copics: E00, E21, E33, E35, E37, E50, B23, B41, E40, E25

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sassy Studio Designs Aug Release Sneak Peek

Today I am showing off a sneak peek of one of the new Sassy Studio Designs. This White Queen image is actually one of the older images that Lindsay has redo. Isn't she fab?

Card Details:
Image: White Queen from Sassy Studio Designs
Sketch: Card Patterns 127
Copics: E00, E21, E40, E41, E43, E50, E51, e53, R20, R32, B000

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sassy Studio Designs Birthday Card

Sassy Studio Designs is having a birthday challenge on their group at Paper Craft Planet. The challenge is to create a birthday card using your birthstone color. My birthday was yesterday and my birthstone is Peridot. Today happens to be my Mom's birthday so I actually made this card for her.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dare To be Sassy Thursday #85 Distressing

I'm on a roll with projects today. It's my 2nd post for the day. It is also my birthday.

It's time for a new challenge at Sassy Studio Designs. This week we would like you to use a distressing technique on your project. For my card I used Pirate Penny. I used my fingernail to distress the edges of the papers and I also used distress inks. The button is from my stash. Not sure where I actually got this button. When I go to estate or garage sales I like to pick up fun looking buttons and this one caught my eye. You can't tell by the picture, but the skulls are popped for added dimension.

Don't forget to link your project up to Sassy Studio Designs for your chance to win your choice of sassy images.

Card Details:

Image: Pirate Penny from Sassy Studio Designs

Antique linen and tea dye distress inks

Copics: E00, e21, e25, E27, E30, E31, E29, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E43, E50, E51, E47, E99, C3, C5, C7, C9, R46, R37, R59

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #71 Shaped Cards

This week at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges we are challenging you to create a shaped card. Your card can be any shape other than the typical square or rectangular card.

I created my card for a very special young lady who will be celebrating her birthday next week. My niece, Aubri, will be 8 years old. She decided that instead of the typical gifts this year she wanted guests to donate money to charities that help save animals around the world. How special is that! All three of the animals on my card arein need of help. The tiger is threatened by growing human populations, loss of habitat and illegal hunting. The giraffes and kangaroos are threatened by habitat destruction.

Inside left of card:

Inside right of card:

I can't wait to see your shaped cards. Just link up your projects to the challenge blog for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop

Card Details:

Circle Card: Wild Card Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches

Fragile: Graphically Speaking Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches

Globe shapes: Going Places Cricut cart cut at 5.5 inches

Kangaroo: Digi Doodle Shop

Copics: E27, E19, E13, E50, E51, E53, R0000, R000, R11, E33, YR23, YR31, YR20, E37, Y21, Y23, E35, W1, W3, W5, G21, G85

I am entering this in to the Birthday Card challenge at Tuesday Throwdown

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Toy Shopping Elf

I decided to make another Christmas card to add to my stash for the holidays. Peachy Keen Stamps had a great sketch for their current challenge and I couldn't resist giving it my own spin.

The stamp is Snickerdoodle Gift Elf from Peachy Keen Stamps. I added some white flower soft to his clothes for some fun trim and I sewed a jingle bell on to his hat.

The toy shop is actually the candy store cut from the My Community Cricut cartridge. I added a few toys from the B is for Boys and the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridges to display in the store windows. I finished the whole thing off by adding snow tex on the ground.

Card Details:

Elf: Snickerdoodle Gift Elf from Peachy Keen Stamps

Boat: B is for Boy Cricut cart cut at 1 inch

Ring Stack Toy: B is for Boy Cricut cart cut at 1 inch

Guitar: Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart cut at 2 inches on real dial size

Word Toys: Base Camp Cricut cart cut at .75 inches

Copics: E00, E21, E43, E35, E37, B21, B34, B37, R24, R20, R27, R29, YG03, YG11, G05, G07

I am entering this in to the following challenges:

Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge

Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sassy Alice

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the August Digi challenge at Stamp Something.
Card Details:
Image: Alice from Sassy Studio Designs
Sketch: Crop Stop
Copics: E00, e21, E43, E50, E51, e53, E40, R20, R32, b21, B000, b34, B41
Drink Me Bottle: Disney Classics Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches
Martha Stewart border punch

Sassy Studio Designs Friday Freebie

This Cupcake Cutie is free today only for our followers at Paper Craft Planet.

For this card I tried a new hair color (well, new to me anyway). I usually color hair either brunette or light blonde. Today, I decided to give strawberry blonde a try. I used exreme glitter paint on the cupcake and added some Tinsel glitter while still wet.

Card Details:

Image: Sweet Cupcake from Sassy Studio Designs

Copics: E00, E21, Y21, Y23, YR16, E35, R0000, R000, R20, R22, R32, B000, B00, B02

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #70

This week the challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenges is a sketch challenge. I love working with sketches. For my card I used the Christmas Penguin image from the Digi Doodle Shop. Isn't he just the cutest? Can you figure out my sentiment? I had a little fun and decided to be creative with the word....


Card Details:

Image: Christmas Penguin from Digi Doodle Shop

Copics: C7, C9, R46, R37, R29, G05, G07, G02, YR16, YR04, E43, YR18

Letter L: Base Camp Cricut cartridge cut at 1 inch

No Circle: Going Places Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5 inches

Ornaments: Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5 and 2 inches

I am entering this in the Christmas in August challenge at Do It With Digis

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #34 Merry Christmas

It's time for another fun challenge at Aud Sentiments. This challenge is sponored by The Stamping Boutique and the theme is "Merry Christmas!" While I was making this card the temperature here in Missouri was over 100 degrees! With the heat index, we hit 119 degrees yesterday! I was humming the song, "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" the entire time I was making this card.

For my card I used the image Snow Friends from The Stamping Boutique. Aren't these guys just the cutest? I used snow tex for the snow on the ground, extreme glitter paint on the snowmen, and white flower soft and robin's egg blue fun flock on the hat trims.

We would love to have you join us in this challenge. All you need to do is create a project following the theme of "Merry Christmas" and link it up to the Aud Sentiments challenge blog for your chance to win 3 digis of your choice from The Stamping Boutique.

Card Details:

Image: Snow Friends from The Stamping Boutique

Copics: E43, BG10, B41, B21, YR16, YR18, BV00, BV02, C5, C7, R20, G21

Snow flake paper punch

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Amazing Sale at Digi Doodle Shop

The Digi Doodle Shop is having an amazing sale all month long. The more you buy, the more you save. You can find out all the details HERE

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sassy Christmas Challenge #5 Let It Snow

Each month Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring a Christmas challenge. The challenge theme for August is "Let it Snow!" The temps here in Missouri were over 100 degrees while I was making this card. A little snow or at least a break in the temperature would be welcome right now.

I used white flower soft on the hat and boots, diamond dust on the word "Snow" and glitter on the snowflakes. We would love to have you join us in this challenge. Simply create a project using a Sassy Studio Designs image that follows the theme. Link your project up to the Challenge Blog and the winner will receive 2 Sassy images.

Card Details:
Image: Little Honey's Winter Wendy from Sassy Studio Designs
Copics: E00, E21, E50, E51, E53, E40, R81, R85, R83, B41, B93, B95, C5, C7, R20, R32
Let It Snow: Winter Frolic Cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Snowflakes: paper punch