Friday, August 29, 2014

Sami Stamps featuring a new release, "Sweet Babies"

Every 1st, 3rd and 5th week of the month,  i look forward to the new release that  Sami Stamps  creates.  This time the release is called Sweet Babies!

There isn't a challenge for the next week, just come and enjoy our team's creations and check out Sami Stamp's store.  Sami always offers a freebie to color up!

I love this sweet whimsical image called Little Boy Dreams:

Dies used:
Card base die is from Marianne Designs,  the blue heart is from Cherry Lynn, the eyelet oval and basic oval is from Lifestyle Crafts. Love word is from  Paper Trey Ink.  Butterflies are two different Martha Stewart punches.

Copics used:
skin- E0000, 00, 02, 04, R02
hair- E31, 33
onesie- B000, 00, 02, CB

Here is the fun new release:


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


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sherri Baldy's My Besties 3D "A little HUG coming your way!"

This week at My Besties 3-D Deco Challenge blog we have another great two week challenge for you!

The challenge is to use our sketch (see below the picture) and a My Besties image in 3D format.

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:
Memory Box cloud and small doily; Eyelet lace border from Marianne Designs, postage stamp die from Spellbinders

Here is the sketch for this challenge:

Side view showing the 3D step card i made for this challenge:

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

Julie Team Leader
Bonnie (me)


Another "Wonderful" Day using Digital Delights Wunderful Queen

This image at Digital Delights is another image in the Wunderland collection, and she is called Wunderland Queen.. lots of hearts to color on this image. 

For my inspiration i looked to my Pinterest board that has a lot of Noor/Joy Craft cards and used an example to create this card.  I thought this queen deserved some "fanciness"!

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

Dies used on this card are:
Brown doily, tags, butterflies, fern and blue doily are all Noor/Joy Craft
Red doily is Marianne Designs
Heart is from Cheery Lynn
key die..i don't remember- could be Doo Hickey?

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair/black strip/vest- W3, 5, 7
"gold"- YR20, 21, 24 - Stickles/diamond
red- R20, 22, 24
gray shadow- C0, 01, CB Stickles/diamond

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!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Your Next Stamp- Thinking of you, my Friend

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

I've made this card for a friend that lost her mom recently and it's long overdue to be sent out to her.  It's so hard to send a sympathy card.  It's probably worse, that i have procrastinated. :(

Here’s my project using the digital image I Wish from the YNS store:

I wanted to share with you the digital image i used so you can view how i altered the image to be used for any season or occasion.

Here is the the monthly challenge sketch or photo.

You can either play along with the sketch, the inspiration photo or both!

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- E41, 42, 43
nighty-R81, 83, 85, E09
bear- E25, 31, 34
socks-C1, 3, CB
bow/sleeve ruffles-YR20, 21, 24

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!

Crafting for all Seasons- Monochromatic
Creative Moments- Anything Goes w/animals
Fussy and Fancy- Pets or Favorite Animals

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Digital Delights, Thinking of you today/Get Well Alice/ Hatter style

This wunderful image at Digital Delights is called Wunderland Hatter.  I've also used some Digital Delights sentiments as well.

I think you will be noticing a theme for this month on my blog for Digital Delights..i am using 3 of the Wunderland images from the Wunderland collection! 

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

I have made a teabag box that holds the tag in the back with a packet of tea attached.  The box is super fun to do..even though i hand cut it..those of you with a svg machine can cut it even quicker..and the svg was free when i downloaded it. You can find the freebie Tea bag box here.

Here is a side view:

Dies used on this card are:
Small postage tab die is from Spellbinders, the small doily die on the tag is from Memory Box.

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- E07, 08, 09
hat/shoes- YR20, 21, 24
hat band/vest- R20, 22, 24
pants- W3, 5, 7
coat- B60, 63, 66
bowtie- BG09, 72

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!

4 Crafty Chicks- Let's get masculine
Creative Knockouts- Tag your it
Crafty Girls Challenge- Anything Goes


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sherri Baldy's My Besties Giraffe, teeny tiny paper piecing tutorial

Hi there!  I was showing a friend how to do paper piecing using my computer and was taking pictures as i was going and thought..gheesh..might as well make it a tiny tiny tutorial!  :)

So just to peak your interest..this is what i ended up making with the paper pieced giraffe from My Besties..
If you want to try this image doing paper piecing like i did you can find the image here.

Now lets get started:

First i found a newspaper print type designer paper..but wait..if you don't have any..guess what?  I have an alternative way to make the newspaper designer paper.  If you have a stamp that has this look and you have a gray ink pad, you can print out your digi stamp and then stamp on top of the image with your newspaper print type stamp...or you can find some free printable book paper on line and print it out as light as possible and then print your digi image using that paper... All great alternatives.

Second, obviously print out your i said i had a scrap piece of paper and i taped just the corners to a computer sheet of paper and printed off my giraffe.

Then i printed it again on some pink scrap paper.. like this:
All i wanted to cover was the skirt and bows.

Now for the fun part.  I cut out the "newsprint" image and just the skirt and bows on the other printed image.  Like this:
I then glue the Pink pieces onto the newspaper print image. My cute little image needed some color, so i pulled out my watercolor pencils..using a pink and gray.

Ta Da.. now she is ready for a card!

Some dies i used on my card above:
Card base and baby word- Marianne designs
Tag- Doo Hickey
foliage- Noor/ Joy Craft
Star doily frame- Nellie Snellen
doily oval behind giraffe- Lifestyle crafts
flower doily- Prima

Papertake Weekly Challenge- To Die For
PDE Linky Party- Metal dies or Punches
Scrapbook Stamp Society- Anything goes option/vintage

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Besties International Challenge #17 Favorite Color Combination

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 to "Use your favorite color combination".  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 have always been a fan of the color brown ever since i was really young, i think it was because i had this dress that was a gingham check of black and brown that my mom made for me...maybe it's just good memories.

So i decided to use the browns and more fall colors for this card and i gave it a "steampunk" twist too!

More details:
I am using the wonderful My Besties Digi called "Fancy Pants Feeling Pretty"

Dies used:
card base is Lifestyle crafts, small brown die is Memory Box, the view master die is from Little Darlings , the brown foliage is Doo Hickey and the green foliage is Noor/Joy Crafts

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, E02
hair- E25, 29, 34
hait- E41, 42, 43
bodice/bow- W3, 5, 7
skirt/flower centers- YR20, 21, 24
flowers- R37, 39, 07, 11 

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

My Craft Creations- Anything Goes
My Besties UK- Anything goes option/flowers