Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Alchemy's Challenge #25: Ice Cream Social

 July 23rd was Ice Cream Cone Day - Did you celebrate it? If you did or didn't, you are invited to join in a celebration at Tuesday Alchemy by creating ANY project featuring this sweet dessert.

My favorite ice cream is Peanut Butter & Chocolate by So Delicious because its SO DELICIOUS - Ha! However, I really love to have 1/2 super rich chocolatey ice cream (think Chocolate Brownie) & the other 1/2 a refreshing Mint & Chip.

What's your favorite ice cream? Do you like it in a cone or in a bowl? Plain or dipped in chocolate? Sundae-style?

Oohh . . dear . . I have to stop thinking about it - Me want now!



If you decide to join in, you could win two fabulous prizes from our TWO sponsors this week. First, we have Save On Crafts, which is giving one lucky crafter a papermaking kit - Wouldn't that be a fun project?

Our second sponsor is close to my heart as it's one of Tuesday Alchemy's design team members. Marion of When The Scrap Hits The Fun is offering up the entire set of her Beary Sweet collection.

I was lucky enough to use one of the images from it AND it was pre-colored, which I loved!



This card was submitted to these wonderful challenge blogs.
See below for links, so you can join the fun after you join me at Tuesday Alchemy, of course :)

{PIN}spirational Challenge #18: Photo Inspiration - Clock



The older I get, the faster time seems to go. As a child, I dreamed of everything I would do, see & create! It would be fantastic & fun.

Well, it is. Yeah, it definitely is, but it's also a lot of other things like paying bills, buying groceries, cleaning house & what seems to be an endless stream of other work. This is why it's important to stop & smell the roses, & definitely - always - enjoy the journey.







I had previously made the card bases, so I decided to finally use them & create a little set. I'll be including a card with purchases from my shop, Pin & Tack, until they are gone. It's always lovely to receive a little gift with purchase :)








These mini cards were inspired by the challenge from {PIN}spirational Challenges. We were asked to create something using this photo as inspiration. This photo offers A LOT of ideas with its rustic textures & colored tiles, but I decided to stick with the most basic element, the clock.

We would love for you to create something as well & share it with us! We have a wonderful sponsor, Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, this week, so you may win a prize for your creativity.








Here is a rustic creation that I made previously. It's base is actually craft sticks that I painted & pieced together for a "plaque."

Monday, July 30, 2012

Keep It Simple

 This is a super CAS creation. I just joined a new group called Lady Anne's Paper Crafts. The first challenge there is "One Layer & One Embellishment." Wow! What a tough challenge. I never realized how complicated I made things when I created :)

I stamped a flower image, then created a bow out of a page from an old, well-loved dictionary.

Simple . . .
This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.
See below for links, so you can join in the fun!

Sonnet

The main focus of this creation is a lovely sonnet by William Shakespeare, which I had on a piece of designer paper.

Do you enjoy sonnets & poetry? If so, who is your favorite author?
This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.
See below for details, so you can join in the fun!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hello, Dear Butterfly

I enjoy working with brown, but it can be difficult to use when it's the only color your supposed to use (besides neutrals.)

It took constant reminder that I couldn't add pink, blue or just something!

Have you tried to work with just one color? Did you enjoy it?

(Digital stamp by A Day For Daisies was used.)
This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.
See details below, so you can join in the fun!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just For Me

 I usually don't make anything for myself, but I wanted something special for my cubicle.

This is a sweet memo board that I created out of a $1 canvas art piece. I covered it with scraps of patterned papers before placing a layer of watered down paint. I distressed it, then added the ribbons & other embellishments.

Have you made yourself something recently? What was it?
This creation was submitted to these challenge blogs. See below for details.

Treasure









What craft supply do you treasure most?
Is it an embellishment or a specialty tool?
This tag was submitted to these challenge blogs. See below for details, so you can join the fun!

Love

 Oh, bold & sparkling love!

This tag was made with a mix of elements. I've always enjoyed creating a "collage" out of my embellishes. It's probably what you would call my style - eclectic collage!

I've had this gold sequin FOREVER & I keep trying to use it, but it has never worked for me until now. I made a little bow out of it.

Do you have anything in your stash that you keep trying to use, but it only turns into one of those craft fails? Have you finally succeeded or are you still trying?
This tag was submitted to these challenge blogs. See details below, so you can join in the fun!

Christmas In July

 I made this a TRUE Christmas In July by adding a sexy lady in her bikini with a beach ball on this card (Digi stamp courtesy of Sassy Studio Designs - in case you want to get her for yourself!)

She looks a little light in the photo because I added paint to give her a creamy color to match the other colors in this card.

I also used some of my new Candi (See the gold & black circles?) They look like buttons or brads, but they are actually cardstock - Fantastic, I think!
This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.
See below for details, so you can join in the fun!

Paint Your Nails Today

While looking for new challenge blogs (as I am an addict!), I came across one that I hadn't seen before. It was a wonderful find!

Broken Box Stock has super fun digital stamps and better still, they offer lots of them for free!

Since you have to use one of their images to join the challenge, this is definitely helpful.

This digital stamp is from their collection of digital stamps - I definitely recommend checking out everything they have to offer!
This card was submitted to these wonderful challenge blogs. See below for details.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Couture




Wouldn't this dress be absolutely fabulous? Definitely made to be couture!

Do you have a favorite dress? Do you even like to wear dresses? I'm more of a fan of skirts & I have lots!

Scrapper's Delights will be one of our sponsors at Tuesday Alchemy in an upcoming challenge. If you would like to use this image, stay tuned & join the challenge where you may just win a wonderful prize from this shop!
















As a little extra addition to this card, I made her legs moveable. They can move side to side as shown in the photos. Isn't that just fantastic?













This card was submitted to these challenge blogs.
See below for details, so you can join the fun!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

SHOElicious




I was happy to be able to use this digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps, who will be a sponsor at Clear It Out Challenge.

I created this card for my SIL, whose birthday will be coming up. She is a girly girl, so I know she'll love these shoes.

I definitely have a shoe fetish. Do you? What's your favorite pair of shoes? Do you like fancy or comfortable?






This card was submitted to these wonderful challenge blogs. See below for details.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Something Flower





Scrapper's Delights will be one of our sponsors at Tuesday Alchemy in an upcoming challenge. I was lucky enough to use one of their digital stamps - Isn't she a cutie?

Simple elements & glittered cardstock make this card perfectly fun yet elegant!

Do you have any elements that you love to use? Are they fancy or simple?




This card was submitted to these wonderful challenge blogs. See below for details.
(Ribbon, Free Space & Punch - Flowers)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hello



I was one of those lucky crafters that was randomly drawn at Divas By Design. My prize? $10 of goodies from Joanna Sheen.

I chose Candi. They are small cardstock buttons & come in a variety of styles. I'd never seen them before, so I figured it would be fun to have something new to work with.








I added Candi to this tag along with a free digital image from MayzyArt, which can be found here.

I was very happy with my Candi as it definitely looks lovely & adds interest to my creation.

Have you won a prize from a challenge blog? If so, what did you win? Have you used it yet?





This tag was submitted to these wonderful challenge blogs. See below for details.


Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #24: Very Vintage





Very Vintage is the challenge we throw your way this week at Tuesday Alchemy. Don't have anything that's vintage? That's okay - just make it look vintage!








By playing with us, you could win a whopping $20 Store Voucher from our sponsor, Flonz! They offer rubber stamps with a vintage flair, so you will definitely enjoy using them in your crafts.

Also, Leo, Flonz's owner, will be picking his favorite creation & that person will win a $20 Store Voucher, too!




This card was submitted to these wonderful challenge blogs.
See below for details, so you can join in, too!

{PIN}spirational Challenge #17: Photo Inspiration - Bedroom






Join us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week for a lovely challenge of fun!

The inspiration photo gives you quite a lot to work with. Did you see the elephant? Or what about the chevron floor? I'm positive it will inspire you to create.

Our sponsor is the splendid A Day For Daisies, who will give one lucky crafter a prize to their shop.












I took my inspiration from the curtains & bed skirt - ruffles & layers of fabric. Using fabric scraps, I created the main embellishment, sewing it by hand.






This card was submitted to these challenge blogs. See below for links, so you can join in, too!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lovely


This is a little sneak peak of what you may win at {PIN}spirational Challenges. The sponsor for our newest challenge (starting on Tuesday) is A Day For Daisies, who will be offering one lucky crafter a prize from their shop.

I was lucky enough to be able to use a digital stamp from A Day For Daisies. It's called A Magical Read & it truly is!

If you are impatient & want to join in the fun right now, head on over to {PIN}spirational Challenges for our current challenge.

It's always based on a photo from Pinterest, which makes this challenge blog unique & lots of fun!





This card was submitted to these wonderful challenge blogs. See below for links, so you can join in & share your own creation!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Be Still My Heart



Luckily, the weather has been quite lovely here, so there really is no reason that I shouldn't bee happy :)

What would make me extra, extra happy is if you join me at Tuesday Alchemy for our Buttons challenge!

You can submit ANY type of craft. It doesn't just have to be cards or other papercrafts, either. It can be a necklace or soap! (I'm still waiting for someone to enter soap - Ha!)

Also, you can enter as many times as you want, combine with any other challenges & you may just win a fantastic prize.






I submitted this card to these wonderful challenge blogs. See below for links, so you can join in!









Here are more creations that are available in my shop, Pin & Tack.













Thinking Of You







A sweet, layered cake decorated with white accents makes this creation fabulous!

If it was real, wow - wouldn't that be just yummy? You probably wouldn't want to eat it!









This card was submitted to these wonderful challenge blogs. See links below, so you can join in the fun, too!







Here are a few more creations from my shop, Pin & Tack.























Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Need Help!


Eeek! I really need help from all of you crafty people, especially those that use digital stamps.

Do you recognize that girl image? I chose it as my win for a challenge blog. Unfortunately, I wasn't very organized & I didn't keep track of the company that it came from!

Yes, I'm horrible! If you know anything about it, please leave me a comment. I think the artist's name is Heather, but I don't know what her shop name is. She has a website & an Etsy shop. I would appreciate it so so much!

I have organized all of my digital stamps, so I know where I received them from because I very much want to credit the creators.






{UPDATED: Thank you, Deanne & Tonya, for helping me out with the graphic designer information. The digital stamp used is from Heather Ellis! }






This card was submitted to these wonderful challenge blogs. See links below, so you can join in the fun, too!