Sunday, June 30, 2013

SVG Cuts June ATC Swap

there is a monthly ATC Swap.

This month's theme is

A while back, I won a
challenge at 
I was given my choice of $10 Sets.
I chose Celebrate July 4th.  
 So I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this Swap.

I thought I was making a wise choice of papers.  Figured the girl with the red dress needed to be on the blue paper.  And the boy would look good on the flag paper.  Major mistake.  I had the girls done and then went to do the boys and said NO NO NO.  The stripes on the pants and hat are to much for the background paper.  Not much I could do since I had the girls all done, and the backs all put together for the boys.  DUMB.  I never think my paper through as well as I should.  
With this cards, I used my new Grand Calibur for the first time.  I used a polkadot embossing folder on the red paper for the girl and their is hearts on the blue paper of the boy.  Again it doesn't show very well so not thought out very well. 
On the girls I added Icicle Stickles to the sparklers and on the boys I used Gold Stickles on the buttons. Wasn't much room for any other embellishments.  :( 

Thanks for stopping by.

Delightful Challenges Design Team

I have been sitting on this news for a little more than 3 weeks.
It's been hard, to say the least.
I am now a member of Delightful Challenges Design Team.

Be sure to check back 
July 4, 2013,
for my first Design Team Project. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fat Page

Yes, I know it is Wednesday...but I like Fat-Tastic Tuesday.

You ask what is Fat-Tastic TuesdayFat-Tastic Tuesday is a challenge blog that does fat pages.

What are fat pages?  4" x 4" pieces of art. 

I had done swaps before with fat pages and have always had fun with them.  But I really like this.  I make the little pieces of art and get to save them.  I am making them into a book.  I even picked up rings for the book today while I was out.  I have the cover and back started but can't decide what to do with them.

This week (actually their challenges are every 2 weeks) the challenge is red, white and blue.  Use the sketch as a guideline and add metal.  No problem I thought.  I am going to the craft store this morning and I will find something metal.  WRONG!!  I couldn't find a thing. But I did come up with a few things that I will say fit when I got home.

Here is the sketch

Here is what I did with it...

Ok so here are the deets on the card.
I used an image I won at Fat-Tastic Tuesday from Lacy Sunshine, called Lady Liberty.  I colored the image with a combination of Copic Markers ( E00, E11. R20), Prismacolor pencils (903, 915, 920, 942, 992), and Gel Pens (white, red, and METALLIC gold).  The image is 2" about challenging to color!! 

I used American Craft Glitter Tape (Rouge, White and Sky).  They have a nice metallic look to them. 

The papers are from AC Moore open stock.  

I added Glossy Accents to the glasses.  

While I was out, I got a new die cut, Spellbinders Nestabilites Star Circles.  I saw this and knew it was what I needed for this card.  And the die cuts are made of metal.  

I have also entered this card in...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I Heart Sketches


Another new challenge at 

Here is this week's sketch..
actually it is for the next 2 weeks
as they are taking a holiday for the week of the 4th of July.

And here is what I did with the sketch.

I used From the Heart's Precious Gift image. 
I colored the image with a combination of 
Copics Markers
E37, BV000, BV13, R20, R29, FRV1 and YG25
And Prismacolor Pencils and OMS
PC915, PC926, PC1002, PC1024 and PC1100.
The pink papers are from Recollections from Micheal's.
The patterned paper is a Kelly Panacci Pad from K&Company.
I cut the ovals hearts and border using SCAL.
I added Glam Pink Stickles to the hearts
and the ribbon is Glitter Tape from American Craft.

Remember you have 2 weeks to get a project in.

I have also entered this card in...
Crafter's Digital Art Center's ...Anything Goes.  

Monday, June 24, 2013

CWLC #47 4th of July

4th of July
 4th of july graphics

A little more than a week from now is
July 4th.
Here in the USA its a big holiday.

Our sponsor this week is...

The winner, chosen by will receive
2 images of their choice.

Here is my card...

I used Stamp N Doodles', Dancin' Teens.
 The pattern paper is from Michael's open stock.  
The ribbon at the top and bottom of card is also from Michael's. 
I cut the "One Nation Under God" is from
and was cut on my Cricut using SCAL.  
The rhinestone hearts and stars were in my stash.
I added Glossy Accents to the eyes
and Liquid Pearls to the top left and lower right of the image.  

Now you have till 9 PM EST,
June 29, 2013 to enter to win.
 I have also entered this in...
Crafter's Digital Art Center...Anything Goes.

Hugs, Love and Prayers.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Celebrate the 4th of July

As many of you know, 
we have a house full of 
Cats...and a few birds.  
Decorating in the house really isn't much of an option....
unless the idea of shredded paper is your idea of fun...
it sure would be for the cats and birds.

So I decorate my front door. 
And well it is almost the 
4th of July!!

A while back I won a challenge at 
I won a $10 gift set of my choice!
When I saw the set "Celebrate the 4th of July"
I knew it would make a great looking door.

Here are the pictures of the door. 

Here is the entire door.

The upper part of the door.

The lower part of the door.

I have entered this in the 
Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday #4


For this challenge, 
you need a 
Father's Day card, 
with natural elements
and use the sketch for inspiration.

Here is the sketch....

Here is the card I did.
Now remember Fat Pages are 4" x  4"

Hubby and I bowl.  
So while his Father's Day card was a mechanic,
I went with a bowler for this one.
 The place I got the image from no longer exists.  :(
It was a site that did only male images....
and they asked what do the guys in your life do.
I said bowl.
The artist did this and then gave it to me for free for suggesting it.
I have no idea where the branch came from.
The sentiment is from
the Doodle Pantry
 I used a combination of Copic markers
R20, R29, E000, E00, E25, E31, E37,FRV1, YG25, 100
and Prismacolor Pencils
PC 1101, PC1102
 I added American Craft Glitter Tape to the right side
and the Tear drops are from the Robin's Nest 
(I won them in a challenge).
The white strip on the right is so I can make a book out of the pages. 
 FTT #3 is on the other side of this page. 
One of these days I will get around to making a cover and back for this book.

I have also entered this in
Crafter's Digital Art Center's Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...

CWLC #46 Favorite Things

Favorite Things

I am the host this week.  
Our challenge is Favorite Things.

Our sponsor this week is
The winner of this challenge will receive
5 images of the winner's choice. 

Here is the card I put together for this challenge...

Some of my favorite things...
Stickles (center of the pansy)
American Craft Glitter Tape
Blue (although pink is a close second)

Now you have till 9 PM EST,
Saturday, June 15, 2013,
to enter the challenge.

I have entered this in the
Crafter's Digital Art Center's
Anything Goes

Hugs, love and prayers.

Friday, June 14, 2013

I Heart Sketches


I have so much fun with sketches.
When Mo and Jo go on vacation, 
there is nothing like a sketch to help you through.

Mo and Jo are definitely on vacation this week.

Here is this week's sketch 
I {Heart} Sketches

A2 size

Here is my card...

I used From the Hearts'
Sick Chick image.
I colored it with a combination of
Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils.
Copics R20, R29, FRV1
Prismacolor PC915, PC1002, PC1032
I chalked the edges of the image and sentiment with 
ColorBox French Blue Chalk.
I added 3 Baby Blue Liquid Pearls to 2 corners of the card.  
I added Glossy Accents to the thermometer and the chick's eyes
  The paper was from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Monday, June 10, 2013

CWLC #45 Anything Goes

Anything Goes

I am the host this week.
What better challenge is there then
Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week is

I made what I think is the most difficult card to make...
a Sympathy Card.

Here is my card...

This card is a Double Z card.
The front sentiment is from 
Doodle Pantry, Sympathy 2.
The image is from Delicious Doodles,
Daisies and Butterflies.
I debated on coloring the image.
In the end, I felt that it was best 
to leave as a black and white image.
The paper and lace were from my stash.

Now you have till 
Saturday, June 15, 2013,
to enter your project in our 
Anything Goes

I have also entered this in Crafters Digital Art Center...Anything Goes.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fat-Tastic Tuesday #3 Guest Designer


Wedding with Die Cut, Pearls and Lace

I won Fat-Tastic Tuesday #1 
and that give me the option of being their 
Guest Designer.
 Of course, I said yes.

Today is their Mid-Challenge inspiration.
The sponsor is

  I used the Wedding Toast.

For this challenge you have to use the sketch, a die cut, pearls and lace.

Here is the sketch.

Here is what I came up with.

I used paper from Michael's Open Stock.
I added lace and white pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.
The ribbon is from my stash.
I colored the image with Copics.
I added Stickles to the hearts.  


Monday, June 3, 2013

From the Heart and I Heart Sketches

It's the first week of the month.
So that means I have combine 

This month's Progressive Freebie image is
Sea Turtle Beach!!
Just in time for summer.
Such a cute image.  
If you took part in last's months Progressive Freebie,
you were emailed this month's image...FREE.
Now if you didn't take part last month, 
you can still join this month.
You can either by the image, 
or if you spend $10, you can get it for free.
See blog for details.

Here is this week's sketch.

Here is what I did with the image and sketch.

I colored the image with Copics (and the yellow is Prismacolor Pencil).
Oh how I like having so many Copics.  Need a few more  :)
The designer pattern is from Doodle Pantry.
As you know, every card must have a little sparkle 
and today that comes from the American Craft Glitter Tape (color is Sky)
and from the Dazzle Dots (color is Teal)

This card has also been entered in...

Thanks for stopping by...

CWLC #44 Anything Goes

Created with Love Challenges

Anything Goes

This week our sponsors are our own Linda...and me.  

Here is what the random winner will receive...

Since we are so close to Father's Day, 
I chose to make a card for hubby,
who is a mechanic.

This image is from a company that doesn't exist any more.  
I cut the wrenches on my Cricut, added a bow and sentiment.
This is the first card in ages that is Stickle-less.
But I did add a Pearl Glimmer Mist to the ribbon.  
I had planned a Green Glimmer Mist, 
but the bottle decided not to spray
..instead it leaked out the back...and I didn't notice it at first.  
Couldn't figure out why my hand was so wet.  
Now I have green fingers and a mess I had to clean up off the desk. 

You have till June 8, 2013,
to be eligible for the prize and Top 3.