Friday, May 22, 2015

Alicia Bel - Hello Friend

Happy Friday!  And it's a LONG weekend... yay!  So it's also the 5-year anniversary of the motorcycle accident that Jeremy's dad got into and lost his wife.  It's definitely a tough anniversary.  Jeremy's birthday falls on Memorial Day weekend, so we have had a party that weekend ever since the kids were babies.  It happened to be the day of our party when the accident happened  - we were at the liquor store getting beer when we got the phone call, and our lives changed.  We stopped having our parties after that - but we decided that it's time to party again.  So I'm really looking forward to this weekend, to remembering those we've lost and to enjoy spending time with the loved ones I'm still lucky enough to have with me.

One card to share today, I love these gothic images from Alicia Bel:


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alicia Bel: Anything Goes or Add Some Flowers
Creative Knockouts: Sentimentally Yours
Naughty or Nice: Friends
Corrosive Challenge: Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes

I colored Primavera Terrorifica with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  Papers are from Authentique - finished it off with some black pearl stickers, a little hot pink clay skull, and a sentiment from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Digi My World: Little Chef Pizza Man

Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post over on the Digi My World blog, and I made a card using the adorable Little Chef Pizza Man set:




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends: Dots & Circles
Crafting When We Can: One for the Kids
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

I colored the little chef holding the pizza box & his Menu board with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and a bit of markers.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye - I used my Dymo Caption Maker to write "pizza" on the Menu board and finished it off with a piece of rick rack and a little fork brad.  Peace.

Whimsy Stamps Lizzy Love New Release (Nurse Jenny Has the Cure)

Hello friends!  Lizzy Love has some new rubber images available today through Whimsy Stamps!  This is Nurse Jenny Has the Cure:


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap! Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: Anything Goes

I colored Jenny with Prismacolor pencils, mineral spirits, and markers.  I kept it pretty clean and simple by using one piece of designer paper with a strip of roughed-up red cardstock going across it.  I added the little "Red Cross" and button, and finished it off with a sticker from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Merry Ppinky's Doll Art Outlawz Freebie Challenge

Happy Sunday!  :)
Today I actually have a Christmas card to share - I don't make a lot of Christmas cards and I definitely don't usually make them in the "off" season, but this one was for The Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge and I just couldn't pass her up.  And when you get a freebie, you should create with it - so that's what I did, and here she is:


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Completely Christmas: Card for a Child
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: Add Pink
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Cute Christmas

I love the Ppinky Dolls images, this one is just adorable.  I colored Another Gift with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from Authentique.  Alpha stickers are from Heidi Grace. I knew when I saw her that I wanted to go with soft, non-traditional Christmas colors and I just love how she came out!  Peace.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lucy Loo Mirror Mirror

Good morning!  Today's card is a birthday card I made for my friend's daughter - Tanya and I have been friends since high school, and our daughters were born one month apart.  She has twin girls and another girl born almost exactly a year later.  They are all like daughters to me, and I always make them special birthday cards.  This one is for Kay:


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp (photo inspiration)


I used Lucy Loo Mirror Mirror from The East Wind, colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and some markers.  Peace.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Oddball Art Challenge: Add a Butterfly or Dragonfly

Happy Friday!  We have a new challenge for you today at:



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Blog: Ribbon or Twine

Sweet Stamps: Things with Wings
Dream Valley Challenges: Things with Wings
Not Just Cards: Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy: Things with Wings
Come and Get It: Got Flowers?
Fairytale Stampers: BINGO (I used flowers, buttons, text)


I colored Purdy Butterfly #164 with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and used some of my fun new papers.  I added a paper ribbon with a button center, a piece of ribbon with some pearl stickers attached, and a butterfly charm.  Peace.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Peace - Oddball Art

Good morning!  Today I have a card using one of my favorite Oddball Art images, #208 Big Eye Hippie Chick Audrey:


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:


I printed her on DP and colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from Authentique.  I added a ribbon from Stampin' Up! and a little sparkly peace sign sticker.  I created the sentiment with my Dymo Caption Maker.  Peace.