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Sunday, October 26, 2014

INCLUDE A HAT CHALLENGE AT LACY SUNSHINE

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!   We are having an Indian Summer here with temperatures in the mid-70s today, which was quite nice for the Halloween party we attended last night.

I'm excited to announce we have a New Challenge starting today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and this fortnight it is INCLUDE A HAT.  You can find it by visiting the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  Hope you will come play along!

We have a new category for our challenges - you may now enter with a colored image only in addition to card/project entries.  Colored images only are limited to one per person per challenge and a prize will be given for the colored image category.


We also have new "Loyalty Program" digi.   This time Heather is offering Maddie Haddie Steampunk Secret Window!  Make sure to check out all the image collections at Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!


My card today uses Lizabeth as Theodora from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.  This image fits so perfectly with this fortnight's theme.  I have colored it with Copics and cut with Lin and Lene die.  DP is DCWV and CS is American Crafts.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with die from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   I haven't posted in a while as I have been swamped with starting to move into our new home.  This week I spent 2 very long days over there getting internet, phone, satellite tv and invisible fence installed.  Next week I meet with security people, furniture is being delivered and I am meeting with the movers at our current house for the estimate on moving cost.  Needless to say, the next few weeks will continue to be very busy.  I am trying to post when possible and do as many DT projects as time permits.  Thanks for sticking with me during this time of scarse posting.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is HALLOWEEN!  You have until 11:55pm EDT on Friday, November 7, 2014 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – 3 items of choice from The Cutting Cafe (winner pays shipping if any).

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 5 is now available for pre-order!!

Today my creation uses one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS - Not So Wicked Witch.


I just love this cut image and I'm so happy with how it turned out.  Image is colored with Copics, and Atyou Spica pens and cut with Cheery Lynn die.  DP is from Bella Blvd. and CS is American Crafts.  Sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers and cut with Nestie.  Pumpkin sticker is Jolee's Boutique.  Sure hope you like it and you'll come play along!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

FALL FUN WITH HALLOWEEN IMAGE FROM TREASURED TIMES RUBBER STAMPS

I'm here a bit late today to showcase one of the amazing stamps available at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.   Today I decided to go in a different direction while using one of the many awesome Halloween stamps from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.  I have chosen Blowing Kisses Witch by artist Erica Nicomedi.  The "twist" I decided to go with today is coloring a Halloween related image in non-Halloween colors, so instead I chose fall colors to showcase this delightful image.

I adore this image and it was so much fun to color.  Image is colored with Copics after being stamped on Cryogen White paper using Memento black ink to stamp image.  


I used the following colors to highlight this beautiful image.  I sure hope you like how the coloring turned out!

Hair E31, E35, E57, E79

Skin E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R21

Dress and part of socks YR27, YR24, YR21

Apple R59, R46, R27, YG97, YG95, YG93

Hat, cape, trim on dress and part of socks E59, E19, E08


I chose very fall themed papers from DCWV DP and CS from Bazzill.  Image cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, sentimet from Taylored Expressions is cut with Sizzix die.  Sticker from Jolee's Boutique.

 I sure do hope you like it!!
Hugs!

Friday, October 17, 2014

SAMI STAMPS HAS NEW RELEASES!!

Happy Friday everyone!   Yay, it is Friday and it has been a crazy week.  We closed on a new house on Wednesday and now need to get ready to move!  Before Wednesday, it really didn't hit me how much work it's going to take to move 6 people, 2 dogs and 11+ years of stuff!  I am ready for the challenge, but from now til the end of the year is going to be insanely crazy and busy.

Anyway, enough of my blabbering.  We have New Releases from SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP to show off today at SAMI STAMPS as well as our Current Challenge - ADD SOME ORANGE - going til the end of the month.   We also have our NEW DT gals on board, so hope you will come meet them!

  I sure hope you will visit SAMI STAMPS and check out all the DT gals projects - you will adore them:) You can find Sami's Stamps on ETSY at SAMI STAMPS SHOP and they are available for instant download!!  You can also find the whole collection of Sami's Stamps at SAMI STAMPS BLOG SHOP.   Don't forget, there's also a New Freebie and $2 deal available at SAMI STAMPS SHOP.

Here's the Halloween Girls Release


I have chosen to make 2 cards this week.


My first creation features Spider Hugs which you can find at SAMI STAMPS SHOP.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Crafter's Companion dies.  DP are SU, Echo Park and Cloud 9 Design.  CS is Bazzill, SU and American Crafts.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Sue Wilson die.  Spider web sticker is from my stash.  I hope you like it!


My 2nd creation features Witch Girl and she is one of the Special Deals at SAMI STAMPS SHOP - if you buy any image of equal value, you can get her for FREE!!  She is also colored with Copics and then cut out with Sue Wilson dies.  DP is from Echo Park and my stash.  CS is Bazzill and American Crafts.  Sentiment is another from My Craft Spot and cut with Nestie and then I added the little spider sticker on the end.  Other stickers are from my stash.  Hope you like it and don't forget to come play along in our ongoing challenge at SAMI STAMPS!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

INSPIRATION THURSDAY AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   Another really busy week here and a hugely busy day both yesterday and today.  Then both boys are playing in a soccer tournament this weekend, so no rest for me in sight!

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at our LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Reminder, you can find our Current CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is ANYTHING GOES!!   You have until October 21 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image Swings 'n Slides Pirate.  This is a very cool image and was great fun to color with my Copics.  Image cut with Cherry Lynn Designs die.  DP is Fancy Pants Designs and CS is American Crafts, Bazzill and SU.  Buttons are SU and Papertrey Ink and this amazing sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and is cut with Nestie.  Thanks so much for looking:)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW RELEASES AT FAERY INK!!

Yay, more NEW RELEASES to share today and these are from FAERY INK DESIGNS!  Our new releases are Christmas themed and they are all AWESOME!!  Hope you will pop by FAERY INK CHALLENGE BLOG and see all the fabulous DT creations using the New Releases!

Also, don't forget our Halloween challenge is going on at FAERY INK CHALLENGE BLOG, so hope you will come play along in that as well:)


My card today used New Release "Candy Cane Sitter" from FAERY INK DESIGNS.  This image is available with and without wings (you get both when you purchase her).  I have colored this beauty with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura pens.  Image is cut out with MFT die.  Sentiment from My Craft Spot is cut with Nestie.  DP is from my stash and CS is Bazzill and American Crafts.  Sure hope you like it! 

NEW RELEASES AND NEW CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!!

Another post from me today!  Busy day here on the blog as it seems the middle of the month always is.  The weather has finally transitioned to fall after a couple of summer-like days Monday and yesterday.

I'm pleased to announce a New Challenge this week at Inky Impressions Challenge and it is ANYTHING GOES.  We also have some AMAZING NEW RELEASES, so I hope you will check those out as well - the DT has done a great job showcasing them!  You have 1 week to come play along in our challenge, so come link up your project at Inky Impressions Challenge - you can use any images you like.


My card today features New Release digi Fairy LiLi with Snowglobe from Inky Impressions.  I chose these awesome SU DPs and CS is from Bazzill and CTMH.  I colored this beautiful image with Copics using colors outside my typical comfort zone, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Image cut with Nesties and Stickles added.   I chose bling from ZVA Creative and sentiment from Gina K. Designs which I cut with Nestie as well.    Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

ANIMALS CHALLENGE AT DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY!!

Happy Wednesday.  It is a big day for me today - more on that later...

I'm pleased to announce we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE and the theme is ANIMALS!  You are not required to use an image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY to play along, but if you do, you could win the BIG PRIZE of $10 voucher to the shop!!  Plus, DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY has so many amazing images for sale, I hope you will go visit the shop:)  You have until October 28 to come play along.  Please make sure to follow all our challenge rules - they can be found at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE.


I have used this gorgeous image Bathing Buddy from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY .   Image is colored with Copics and cut with Sue Wilson dies.  I added Stickles for soap bubbles.  DP os GCD Designs, pearls are ZVA Creative.  Sentiment is My Craft Spot and cut with Sizzix die.  Sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEW CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - THINGS WITH THE LETTER "G"

We have our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS starting today and it is THE LETTER "G," so use anything that starts with "G" on your creation to come play along - girl(s), green, gold, gems, glitter, goth, glam, etc.   Be sure to stop by CRAFTY SENTIMENTS to check out this week’s amazing DT creations and hopefully to play along in our challenge as well!

Have you been to the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS store recently?  Hope you will pop in to see all the WONDERFUL products available, including NEW CDs and stamps!!

Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp, digi image or die from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted 3X for purposes of our random.org winner's draw!! Make sure you put a “3” after your name. Also, a if you are or become a follower of our Inspiration Blog CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, add a 3 after your name.  That means if you used an image or die from our CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS shop and follow CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, you can add 6 after your name, which gives you 6x entries!!  You have until Monday, October 20 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.

Finally, before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there, so hope you will pay a visit.


Closer up view of image


For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS rubber stamp Lemonade Sunday.  This image is so fun and a joy to color with my Copics.  I decided to go with a Gift Bag for the Letter "G" and also used Green, Gold, Gems and Grass.  I chose DP from SU, pearls (gems) are Zva Creative.  Sentiment is a rubber stamp and cut with Nestie.  Thanks so much for looking and hope you will come play along!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE AT LACY SUNSHINE!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!   It's gotten a lot colder here over the past few days and we can definitely feel Autumn in the air.  There's a lot of things I love about Autumn, but I am not looking forward to temperatures falling even more.

I'm excited to announce we have a New Challenge starting today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and this fortnight it is HALLOWEEN.  You can find it by visiting the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  Hope you will come play along!

We have a new category for our challenges - you may now enter with a colored image only in addition to card/project entries.  Colored images only are limited to one per person per challenge and a prize will be given for the colored image category.

We also have new "Loyalty Program" digi.   This time Heather is offering Eleanor & Pickles Ve Vant Candy!  Make sure to check out all the image collections at Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!


My card today uses Eleanor and Pickles Magic Potion from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.  This image fits so perfectly with this fortnight's theme.  I have colored it with Copics, Sakura and Atyou Spica pens and cut with Nestie.  DP is SU and Bella Blvd., CS is SU and Bazzill.  Squares are all cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies, spider and bat stickers are from my stash.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

MYSTICAL CREATURES CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   Today is my 2nd son's 12th birthday and we have another busy weekend complete with 3 soccer games - 2 today, 1 tomorrow.  I am hoping to get some crafting done as well.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is MYSTICAL CREATURES - fairies, mermaids, unicorns, etc.  You have until 11:55pm EDT on Friday, October 24, 2014 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – $15 voucher to Little Darlings Rubber Stamps (winner pays shipping if any).

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 5 is now available for pre-order!!

Today I have made 2 creations as Di has so many awesome mystical creature images and I couldn't decide which one to use!  This first one uses DI’S DIGI STAMPS image Floral Fairy Delight.


Image is colored with Copics, Sakura and Atyou Spica pens and cut with Nestie.  DP is from SU and CS is Bazzill.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and cut with Nestie.  Pearl flourishes are ZVA Creative.  Sure hope you like it!!


For my next creation, I have chosen Hold Me Fairy Close from DI’S DIGI STAMPS.  This image is colored with Copics and cut with Nesties.  DP is Bella Blvd. and CS is Bazzill.  I chose a Joy! Crafts die for the border and added bling and pearls.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and is cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like my creations and will come play along with the challenge!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

NEW ARTIST AND NEW RELEASES AT TREASURED TIMES RUBBER STAMPS!!

Guess Who's at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps?


Hi everyone and welcome to the Elisabeth Bell Mystery Release Party!

Thank you all for joining us today, we hope you have fun, and we really appreciate you being here!

If you've arrived here first, please go to our Facebook party located here.  We are going to be giving away some prizes on Facebook today, so you'll want to go there first.
Once your at the party on Facebook our design team gals will be posting their projects, asking you a question and posting a link to their blog.  Follow that link, comment there and any time after 4:30 EST on the 10th but before the end of the party on the 13th, run over to the Treasured Times blog to place your last comment for your chance to win the
entire set of new Elisabeth Bell release stamps!

Plus you might find that some of our design team members are also giving away some prizes on their blogs. 

Now onto the release. 

We are delighted to have Elisabeth Bell working with us here at Treasured Times!  Not only is she a talented stamp illustrator, but Elisabeth is one of the nicest, sincere, caring people ever! She's a very popular illustrator and we feel very blessed and honored that she is working with us. She has designed some very cute stamps that I'm sure you're going to love!

Here is what you will receive!!!  Get yours while supplies last!!!


Sweet Country Harvest. Colored by design team member Melanie Smith.


Sweet Country Christmas colored by Design Team member Kelli Arkell Hull.


Sweet Flower Buggy colored by DT Member Tammy Louise Cunliffe.

All of these new releases are available in deep etched red rubber mounted to cling cushion and trimmed just like you see here. All of these are available on our website Treasured Times.  


So make sure you go to the Facebook page and to all the DT glas blogs so you can see all the fabulous projects our design team has made with these wonderful images!!!

This is mine using Sweet Country Harvest.


I chose a mix of Autumn colors from my Copics to color this stunning image.  I love all the detail in the image, so much fun to color.  Image is cut out with Nestie.  I chose papers from SU and Bazzill and DP from Cloud 9 Design and my stash.  My leaf and acorn embellies are from Jolee's Boutique.  Sentiment is from my Craft Spot and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it!!

Thank you all for joining the party on Facebook and here in blog land! Please don't forget to leave a comment and follow the Treasured Times blog for your chance to 
WIN ALL THE NEW ELISABETH BELL IMAGES IN THIS RELEASE! 

 plus some other cool prizes Jody, our owner, will be adding to the package!!!
Good luck everyone!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.  My week has been pretty good, although once again, I have lost track of my days!  LOL

Since I realized it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Today we start a NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is ANYTHING GOES hope you will come play along:)   You have until October 21 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.  Our challenge rules can be found in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS  Skelekinz Pumpkin rubber stamp.  I have colored this cutie with Gothic colors to reflect Halloween.  DP is from SU, image cut with Taylored Expressions die, sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with Nestie.  Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Button is from My Mind's Eye and ghost from stickers in my stash.   I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NEW CHALLENGE AT SCRAPPER'S DELIGHT - ANYTHING GOES W/ TWIST - MONOCHROME

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today Scrapper's Delight Challenge and it is ANYTHING GOES w/ a twist of MONOCHROME!

Anyone can come play along in our challenge, but we'd sure love to see you use an image from Scrapper's Delights Store or any Scrapper's Delight image found at Stitchy Bear Shop.  Janice's images are adorable and I know you will have as much fun as I did creating with one!

Lastly before I show off my creation, we would love to have you come join our Scrapper's Delights Facebook Fan Group!  Hope you will come join our fun chats and show off your Scrapper's Delights creations:)

For my card today, I have chosen 1 of the fabulous images from the EMO HONEY 1 from Scrapper's Delights Store.    I chose red as my monochrome color and I just love how it has turned out, I hope you do too!  I colored images with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  Sentiment from Cardz TV also cut with Nestie.  Bling is from Doodlebug Designs, flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.  DP is Basic Grey and from my stash, border cut with Martha Stewart punch, CS is Bazzill and SEI.  Sure hope you like it and will come join along at Scrapper's Delight Challenge.