Friday, July 25, 2014

Your Next Stamp YNS featuring digital image Belinda and Cardinal

Happy Friday!
It’s time for another Your Next Stamp Fun Friday challenge!

Ah, i tricked you, i turned this sweet little bird labeled "cardinal" into what i am calling an oriole with a little touch of black on his head..he should have more black markings to be correct. 

Here’s my project using Belinda and Cardinal from the YNS store:

Some other YNS products i used is the sentiment from the Tear Away Tab Sentiment set.

Here is the the monthly challenge sketch or photo.

You can either play along with the sketch, the inspiration photo or both! (i used the sketch on it's side)

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- Y21, YR24, E13
dress- BG10, 11, 13
bird- Y11, 13, 15, YR12, C5
wood sill- E71, 74, 77

Pop on over to the YNS Challenge blog to see what my Design Team members have made. I would love to see you playing along!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Besties 3D Deco (decoupage) reminder for the Tag Challenge and tutorial

This is a reminder to let you know that you have one more week to enter your Tag at My Besties 3-D Deco Challenge blog

The theme is make a TAG!

To participate in our My Besties 3D challenges go here:

For this project i am using a My Besties 3D sheet found at Sherri Baldy's My Besties store here

Side view showing the 3D layers:

These sheets are fun and easy to use!  They are all pre-colored for you, all you do is print out your sheets, cut out the pieces you wish to use and layer them with foam tape, foam dots/squares or Silicone glue. 

Dies i used:
both circle doily dies and butterflies are from Noor/Joy Crafts
the birdcage is from Poppy Stamps
The spiral punch at the top is from Stampin' Up

Here is a bit of a pictorial tutorial for constructing this 3D image sheet:

You should also check out my 3-D Deco team mates awesome designs..the links are below:

Julie Team Leader
Bonnie (me)


Digital Delights on the Beach with Beach Babe Britt!

This little cutie at Digital Delights makes me smile..i keep looking at her and think..that's my sister..i colored her like my sister when she was in the 7th grade!  I don't have a picture with me so that i can share the similarity..but if i find it i'll add it so you can see that she indeed looks like my sister Pat!  This image is called Beach Babe Britt..and i really like her!

Here is the card i made for the Digital Delights Blog:

Dies used on this card are:
All Memory Box..the Loopy Ring border and the Medallion circle.

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- Y21, YR23
glasses- R37, BG10
yellow- Y13, 15, 17
blue- B000, 00, 02
green- YG01, 03, 17
orange- YR12
white- C3

Please, please check out the other cards/projects my team mates made at the Digital Delights blog or you can check out the Digital Delights challenge blog and win some great prizes!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches featuring DRS Leonard the Pig behind the bubbles.

For this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, our sponsor is DRS Designs.

Here is my card, using Leonard the Pig behind the bubbles..isn't he adorable.. please come and join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this challenge:

Dies used on this card are from Lifestyle Crafts.

Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch this week:

Copics used:
R11, 20, 22, E50
snout/hooves- E02, 04
bubbles- BG10, 11
grass- YG03

For more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of team's creations:


Monday, July 21, 2014

Sherri Baldy's My Besties International challenge featuring Mermaids!

Welcome to the start of a new 2 week challenge at My Besties International Challenge blog!

Your challenge for the next 2 weeks at the My Besties Challenge Blog is "Mermaids".  I can't wait to see what you create, so that i can view it on the blog!

To join this My Besties challenge please click here! *Remember you must use any My Besties when you create your project. :) 

I wanted to challenge myself for this challenge by creating a scene and to use one of my dies in a different way.  I have made a Slider inside of the card..not an Easel, like many think.  I love moving parts..and to best "show" how i made this i made a Youtube video, i am sooo needing a tripod, because to do a video one handed is really hard.  I will put my video below, in case you'd like to see what i did.

Here is my card open with the slider tag pulled:

Here is the front of the card closed:
Here is the construction from the side and top:
More details:
I am using the wonderful My Besties Digi image 188 found here.
I enlarged the mermaid part of the digi without the moon and fussy cut her out.
I also added Clear Accents to the tail and sprinkled pink glitter on it randomly.

Dies used:
I used a Vertical Slider die from Papertrey Ink
Grand Calibur Large scallop circle
Lifestyle crafts circle
Memory Box wave border
DooHickey Seaweed (exclusive to club members)

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, 23, E02
hair- B000, 00, 02
eyes- YG03, 17
tail/flowers- R81, 83, 85
lips- RV29

Youtube video how to:

Please visit my team mates blogs and see what lovely things they have created too!
Bonnie (that's me)


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sherri Baldy's My Besties Down on the Farm

Someone on Faceback requested for Sherri to draw up some Farm animals and farmer..and i thought about it and remembered seeing several animals and this cute little Besties with seed packets in her pouch..and i thought..yeah..this could work.  What do you think?

I have made a barn shaped card before, but i didn't extend the fence to accommodate all of the animals on this farm. :)

Here is my card using My Besties img 313 as my "farmer", baby chick from img 657, img pig sisters, the lamb/sheep from img 190:
Dies used:
fence and corner flourishes are from Marianne Designs

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- E55, 57
jeans- B91, 93, 95
pink- R81, 83, 85
yellow- Y15, 17, 19
green- YG01, 03, 17
orange- YR68

face- YR000, 00, E02
eyes- B02
bow- R81, 85
wool-W1, 3, CB

Y21, YR20, 24
flower- R81
ribbon- B91, 93, 95
eye- C7, B02

Pig sisters-
R11, 20, 22, E04
red skirt/bow- R35, 37, 39
yellow skirt/bow- Y13, 17, 19 YR24
white dots- Gelly Roll pen/white

My Besties UK- Anything goes opt:Ribbon/lace  (gray lace on barn doors, pink ribbon/bow above barn door)
My Besties Deutschland-Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend- Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge- Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge- L for Lace (gray lace on barn doors)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sami Stamps featuring Little Acorn Squirrel!

Every 1st, 3rd and 5th week of the month,  i look forward to creating something new for the  Sami Stamps Blog!   This time I have chosen Little Acorn Squirrel..isn't he adorable?

The current challenge at Sami's Stamps is to use a Sami Stamp and to use Polka Dots! 
Please come and play, we'd love to see what you can create.  Don't forget, Sami always offers a freebie so anyone can play along!  To go to the Sami Stamps challenge click here.

I love this sweet whimsical image:

Dies used:
Stamp frame is from Spellbinders
green foliage die is from Noor/Joy Crafts
large circle is from Lifestyle crafts

Guess what???  This time i didn't use Copics, i gave my watercolors a try on Kraft paper.  Cool huh?

Want to see some more inspiration?  You can check out my team mates blogs featuring them as well.

4 Crafty Chicks- The Great Outdoors
Scrapbooker PHD - Go Digital/animal
Stampavie challenges- Animal