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Sunday, November 23, 2014

LACY SUNSHINE - NORTH POLE CHALLENGE!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!   After a very cold week and snow, including a snow day on Monday for my kids, the weekend has warmed up a bit.  Also, the best news is that the heat in my daughter's apartment was fixed today which means I don't turn into icicles when I'm in my craft room now:)

I'm excited to announce we have a New Challenge starting today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and this fortnight it is NORTH POLE - winter, snow, snowflakes, icicles, candy canes, etc.  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 NORTH POLE ENCHANTRESS!  Make sure to check out all the image collections at Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!


My card today uses the loyalty program digi NORTH POLE ENCHANTRESS from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.   I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pens, cut out with Wild Rose Studio die and added Stickles.  Snowflake die cuts done with Lifestyle Crafts die.  DP is Kaisercraft and CS is American Crafts.  Sentiment from Taylored Expressions is cut with Nestie.  Crystal bling is from Prima.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FOR and/or WITH KIDS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   I'm trying to slowly get back to crafting and posting creations, but I am very limited as I have no heat in the area of the house where my craft room is and it has been below freezing here.  My craft area is completely disorganized and I can't stay in there long enough to organize given the subzero temperatures.  We are hoping it will be fixed today, but not holding our breath on that one...

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is FOR and/or WITH KIDS!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, December 5, 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 from Frantic Stamper  (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!!

Today my creation uses one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS Swingin Penny.  I have colored this cutie and her squirrel friend with Copics and then cut out with Nesties.  DP is from DCWV and CS is American Crafts.  Sentiment is from Paper Sweeties and is cut with Nestie.  Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!



Friday, November 21, 2014

NEW VALENTINE RELEASE BLOG HOP AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!

Welcome to the “Crafty Sentiments Designs’ blog hop”!
New Release Coming Soon

It's the "Day 2"!!!  We are so excited to have you join us today!  At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design Team from “Crafty Sentiments Designs." You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists! If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the Crafty Sentiments Designs’ blog to start at the beginning of the hop.
Here is the project I created for this hop using the Brand New stamp "Hanging Hearts."  It is such a gorgeous image.  I have colored with Copics and cut out with Nesties.  DP is Doodlebug Designs, have used Martha Stewart punch for border and Prima bling/pearls.  Sure hope you like it and enjoy the hop!!


Now how about some blog hop prizes??
3 of the new rubber stamps release will go to 3 different hoppers In order to win you will need to leave a comment each day on all the blogs.

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1. Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren't already for the 4 days “Blog Hop New Releases”.
2. Leave some comment love at each stop for the 4 days “Blog Hop New Releases”.
3. If you do both of the above, check back here at the “Crafty Sentiments’ blog” for the winners on 28th November !


Now for the blog hop lineup:- Craftysentiments Blog

- Goldie
- CĂ©line
- Bettina
-Suzette
- Audrey----->YOU ARE HERE
- Olivia
- Jackie
- Valou

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our wonderful hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more inspiration, comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

Good luck!

Monday, November 10, 2014

NEW CHALLENGE AT FAERY INK!

Happy Monday - counting down to the big move on Friday and I am SO not organized enough!  Hubby moved lots this weekend, but I didn't get to go to the new place at all since I was busy packing up stuff here.  Feeling pretty overwhelmed at the moment and miss being able to craft every day.  I'm sure you are all sick of hearing about my move, so rest assured, it will be done by end of week:)

Anyway, we have a New Challenge for you starting today at FAERY INK CHALLENGE BLOG and if you pop over to the blog, you can see all the fabulous DT creations!  Our challenge this time is CHRISTMAS and you have 1 month to come play along!  You are not required to use an image from FAERY INK DESIGNS, but Amanda has so many awesome images for this theme, hope you will pop over and check them out!


My card today uses "Elf Fairy Cutie Gingerbread Man" from FAERY INK DESIGNS.  This image is gorgeous and was so much fun to color with my Copics, Atyou Spica and Sharpie pens and cut out with Nesties.  I added Stickles for the trim on her hat and top.  DP is Imaginiece abd CS is Bazzill, SU and American Crafts.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Crafter's Companion dies.  Glitter stockings are Jolee's Boutique.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

AUTUMN COLORS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   As you can see, my posting has been very limited over the past 2 weeks.  Our big move is Friday, Nov. 14, and my hope is to be able to post more this coming week, but we'll see..

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is AUTUMN COLORS!  You have until 11:55pm EDT on Friday, November 21, 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 – $10 voucher to Marker Pop! (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 Autumn Penny.


I went with a slightly different color scheme than most of my other Autumn creations, but still stuck with Autumn colors.  I chose Cloud 9 Design DP, CS from Bazzill and SU, ribbon from Paper Mart and bling from Darice.  Image is cut with Little Bs dies, background die cut with Leabilities die.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Little Bs die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

SPECIAL POST - WHIMSY DT CALL

Happy Day everyone!  1 week until the big move, but since we are only moving 10 minutes away, moving has taken all my time, more or less, over the past 2 weeks.  We are trying desparately to move everything except the big furniture before the movers come.  It has been slow going, largely because I have so much crafting stuff and I decided to go through all of it and reduce what I had prior to moving.  Good news - I have 8 boxes going to Goodwill, the other news (wouldn't necessarily call it bad LOL, it that I still have WAY too much stuff!!)

Anyway, I am posting today after almost 2 weeks with no posts because one of my very favorite shops, Whimsy Stamps Shop is having a DT Call for their rubber stamp and die DT and part of the application process is to post a project and let them know why I want to be on the Whimsy Stamps Shop DT.

As many of you who follow me know, I have served on the Whimsy Stamps Shop digital DT since January 2014.  I have loved every minute of it and adore all the artists, stamps, die cuts and much more found at Whimsy Stamps Shop.  Whimsy Stamps Shop has so many wonderful rubber stamp artists and I would love to be able to work with each and every one of them.

I pride myself on taking my time to provide well colored and photographed creations.  I put 110% effort into every project I make and don't ever cut corners to finish a project for the sake of completing it, if it's not up to my high standards I would rather start over than turn in something subpar.  You can rest assured that I always turn in my best product possible.  I love to work with a variety of artists, finding it fun and challenging to work with different artistic styles, especially those which may be out of my comfort zone.

I love meeting new people both within DTs and with fans of the shops I DT for on FB and other forums.  I honor my commitments by having my projects done on time and my posts done when they are supposed to be.  I take great pride and honor in serving in all the DTs of which I am a part, and would love to include Whimsy Stamps Shop DT as one of them.

Thanks so much for this opportunity.  My card created for the call features Wanda digi stamp from the Marika Collins Collection at Whimsy Stamps Shop.  I know it is past Halloween, but I really love this image and had started coloring it before Halloween and wanted to finish it.  I used Copis to color this beauty and cut her out with scissors.  I chose DP from Doodlebug Designs and CS from American Crafts and Bazzill.  Ribbon is from my stash, bat stickers are Little B and sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Die behind the image is Joy! Crafts.  I sure hope you like it and thanks so much for looking!!


As part of my application for Whimsy Stamps Shop, I am showing to other images to demonstrate some different color combos.

From Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Claudia's Butterflies


From Di's Digi Stamps - Fairies Storytime


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!!