Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter! I hope you are having a Blessed Day!


Happy Easter!  This is a  "Miss Daisy Stamps" blog post featuring "Inspirational Cross 1".
You can find all of her sweet images at her new shop here.

We also have a Facebook page here.

I have created this card by coloring this image and turning it into a 3D image. 

3D view:

Dies used:
White dies are- Marianne Designs
Pink rectangle- Spellbinders


Inspirational Cross 1 is available here:



Challenges:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dog gone Fun with a sweet From the Heart image!

I have been having some fun creating cards using the "free" From the Heart images.  All you do is purchase their stamp of the month and create a card with it and the following month you get the image of the month stamp for free.  Pretty awesome!

So this month the "free" stamp is this sweet dog called, "Digging Dog".  Look what he did to the garden!  You have to love him though, look at that face!
I created this card for my daughter-in-law, she loves dogs and likes to use my cards for her friends and for those that take care of her dog, Zooey!

I am using the From the Heart Sketch for this card also.  I changed out the oval to a square so that i could use this image!

Dies used:
buckle- Noor/Joy craft
gauze/grid- Cheery Lynn
square- Nellie Snellen

Thanks for checking out this card!

Challenges:
i {heart} sketches- Sketch #144 (twist- masculine)
From the Heart- Monthly Challenge using Digging Dog

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter bonnets & Little Miss Pepper! Free Sentiments!!


It is so exciting to share this sweet new image101 called, "Me & Little Miss Pepper" in two different formats!  
This sweet image was created by Sherri Baldy after she saw DT Antoinette's dog wearing an Easter bonnet that Antoinette created for her Little Miss Pepper.  
Isn't Little Miss Pepper adorable???
Here is the card i colored, with the idea, that i wanted my doggie to look like Little Miss Pepper and the My Besties girl to be like Antoinette.  

 Link to image 101 here.


Little Miss Pepper is such an adorable dog that Sherri now has Little Miss Pepper as a 2" printable.  I thought i'd make a paper clip art card using the image.  The paper clip can be used as a planner bookmark too!
***The printable has the reverse image so you can have a two-sided image. 

close up of Paper clip art:

Printable called March Printable BK1 is available here:
Freebie sentiments just for you!

 


Have a great day!
 
Challenges:
 
 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sherri Baldy's My Besties Nurse Bonnie!

You will find that i love making nurse cards, and i am so very excited that we now have a My Besties "scrub" nurse image to play with!  Yay!

I have several relatives that are or were nurses (they just retired) and i know several nurses.  Hopefully, there will be a pharmacy soon as my Daughter-in-law is a pharmacist! But then my son is a Chemist and that would be cool also.. huh?

I really enjoyed coloring this image up and found a super sketch too!
Close up of this image:

Dies used:
Circle die- Lifestyle Crafts
Martha Stewart punches- Butterfies, Paper lace

Copics used:
skin- E000, 00, 11, 13, 21
cheeks- RV21, 23
hair- E50, 51, Y21, YR23
scrubs- B21, 23, 26
shoes/hat pocket- W1, 3, 5
red cross- R27

Image Nurse Bonnie click here
 Challenges:
Pals Paper Arts- Sketch PPA292




Sami Stamps NEW release! Chicks & Eggs!


Sami Stamps  has just released the sweetest new images!   The release is called Chicks & Eggs!

The challenge at Sami's Stamps is to use a Sami Stamp and to do some stitching.  
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!

We have a new Sami Stamps Facebook group with Freebees as well. Check us out here.

To go to the Sami Stamps challenge click here.

I love this sweet whimsical image called, "Miss Feather Chick":

I combined two Sami Stamps images.  I mainly paper pieced the images and did a bit of embossing too. I am thinking it has a 50's look to the card?


Dies used:
Flourishes- Marianne Designs
Stitched circle (mat for sentiment) - Noor/ Joy Craft

Embossing folders used:
hat- stampin-up lattice
background - ?


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.
Challenges:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patricks Day using Sherri Baldy's My Besties Susie in Overalls

I am a little late sharing my card on my blog.. those of you "following' me via email will be greeted the day after the holiday!

I have had several cute My Besties St. Patrick's Day images printed off, and one i have yet to color is still sitting yet another year!!

I feel a bit of accomplishment, just getting this one done this year!!

I totally did this card in green with a bit of gold and copper accents.
Close up of this cutie
Dies used:
Butterflies/shamrocks/clovers- Memory box
flourishes- Marianne Designs

Copics used:
skin- E000, 00, 11, 13, 21
cheeks- RV21, 23
hair-E02, 08, 19, 49
shirt- W1, 3, 5
shamrocks/overalls- YG61, 63, 67
bow- Y28, E15, YR24

Img Susie in Overalls available here:


Challenges:

 

Spring is in the Air! Super sweet Sherri Baldy Pocket Art Letter for Spring!

Welcome to Sherri Baldy's Wednesday Friendship Pocket Art event for Pocket Letters that is being held every other Wednesday on Facebook here!

Sherri Baldy's Friendship Pocket Art has also joined the Sherri Baldy's 3D & More team and you can see the entire team's Pocket Letters here.

Come and join Sherri Baldy's Friendship Pocket Art team will be sharing some great new ways to create with her NEW Pocket Art printables for your pocket letters!

All you have to do is print, cut, and embellish! 

You can join in the fun by clicking here.

This pocket letter was created using "Spring Time" Pocket Art printable available here:


Special features- 3D view of image


Shop at Sherri Baldy's MyBestiesShop.com for all of your Pocket Art printables.



Monday, March 14, 2016

Miss Daisy Stamps- Allie & Angel, a Happy Heart!


Welcome to  "Miss Daisy Stamps" blog post featuring Allie & Angel.
You can find all of her sweet images at her new shop here.

Miss Daisy also has a Facebook page here.

I have created this card using the img Allie & Angel!
Image available here.


Dies used:
Bow & Hello- Memory Box/Poppy Stamps

Copics used:
Skin- E000, 00, 11, 13, 21
cheeks- RV21, 23
hair- E25, 34
top- Y11, 13, 15, RV25
pants- B00, 02, 04, 06
bows/flowers/shoes- RV00, 21, 23, 25
leaves- YG03
basket- W1, 3, 5

Link/image-
Allie & Angel available here.




Challenges:

Friday, March 11, 2016

A fun My Besties ATC- Indianapolis 500

ATC is an abbreviation for Artist Trading Cards.  There are so many creative ATC all over the internet.  To me they are tiny versions of Art. 

Basically, an Artist Trading Card is on specific size.  That size is 3.5" x 2.5".  The card can be created vertical or horizontal...and any type of medium.

Many of Sherri's Pocket Art Letter printables are the perfect size to create any ATC.

For this ATC, i chose to color up the image Hank's First Car and turn him into a png file and layer him on top of a background.  After that i added some embellishments to the car.  I added the racing flags and the title of the car. Then i added some text to the background to make a specific card theme.

Once i had my card created using Photoshop, i printed it off 3 more times so that i could make the image 3D. 

This is the final ATC created on Photoshop:

This is the card created with the added 3D image:  (2.5 x 3.5")
3D view:

Here is the original image colored:

Img Hank's First Car available here:


 Challenges:

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

How about a Steampunk Safari AND a "Mixed Media" tutorial?

Sherri has released several new digital images this month!  I hope you are checking out all of the NEW Fluffy images released so far.. Here is the link so you can stay up to date!

Today i want to share this adorable My Besties called img 086 available here.

close up of the image:

I was excited to find this simple technique to get this look. 
You will need a piece of corrugated cardboard..i cut mine just 1/4" smaller than my cardbase.

Next pull some of the top layer off to see the bumps from cardboard. 

I find that corrugated cardboard comes in three layers (like a sandwich).  First layer, just flat/plain kraft paper, then a layer of "corrugation" paper and again a layer of flat/plain kraft paper.  The layers are slightly attached at the "hills" of the corrugation. 

Next, i layered the torn layer with a bit of gesso, i didn't have my spatula handy so i used a plastic knife with serrations on the end that created the lines in the gesso.

Once the gesso is dry, you can do the "fun" part.  Simple... just stamp some distressed ink on your working mat and spritz it with water. 

The trick is to lay the prepared corrugated cardboard with gesso onto the spritzed ink.  *Tip...do not move it around ..the colors tend to blend too much, if you twist the paper.

The giraffe was created on Photoshop with some online photos.  I did the same affect with the finished image.  However, because it was printed, i didn't want to ruin the image, so i put clear gesso on the printed image before i added the distressed ink.

Image 086 available here:

Shop for Sherri's My Besties product at her stores online:

MyBestiesShop.com

or at her Etsy Store here.

Special 50% off sale

 

Are you ready for spring and Easter? My Besties printable and basket is so cute!!

Just a reminder that our wonderful My Besties 3D & More* challenge is going on and we would LOVE for you to join us!!

Our theme is "Anything Goes"

I totally enjoyed making this card using OCT Deco 12 available here:
3D View:


Dies used:
frame & oval- Spellbinders

I found a strawberry basket paper template online and created an svg with it to create the basket.

I embossed each side using an embossing folder.

This printable was originally colored by DT Vicki.  This printable OCT deco 12 is available here:


Please visit my teammates blogs for some awesome inspiration:
Julie Team Leader

Andrea B
Anja
Christina
Vicki
Bonnie (me)


Challenges:

Friday, March 4, 2016

All things Easter at Sami Stamps this week, featuring "Round Easter Friends"!

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 "Round Easter Friends"!

The challenge at Sami's Stamps is to use a Sami Stamp and to "Stitch it Up" (Faux or Real) 
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!

We have a new Sami Stamps Facebook group with Freebees as well. Check us out here.

To go to the Sami Stamps challenge click here.

I love this sweet whimsical image called, "Cute Easter Basket":


Dies used:
Frame with stitching- Noor/Joy Craft

Copics used:
basket- E31, 33, 37
bunnies- R81, 83, RV25
chicks- Y15, 19, R06
birds- B00, 02, R06

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.
Challenges:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sherri Baldy's Brand NEW Fluffy Pocket Letter- Coffee Time!

Welcome to Sherri Baldy's Wednesday Friendship Pocket Art event for Pocket Letters that is being held every other Wednesday on Facebook here!

Sherri Baldy's Friendship Pocket Art has also joined the Sherri Baldy's 3D & More team and you can see the entire team's Pocket Letters here.

Come and join Sherri Baldy's Friendship Pocket Art team will be sharing some great new ways to create with her NEW Pocket Art printables for your pocket letters!

All you have to do is print, cut, and embellish! 

You can join in the fun by clicking here.

This pocket letter was created using "Fluffy Coffee Time" Pocket Art printable available here:

Special features 3D views





Shop at Sherri Baldy's MyBestiesShop.com for all of your Pocket Art printables.



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

All ready for Easter with this cute My Besties Paper Bag! Tutorial link included below!

My Besties 3D & More* Challenge blog has just begun a new challenge for the month of March! 


Our challenge theme will always be "Anything Goes" with a My Besties image,  or printable!

To participate in our My Besties 3D & More* challenges, please go here:

For this project i am using a My Besties 3D sheet called Dec SB1 found at Sherri Baldy's My Besties My Besties Shop.com here.

A friend of mine, Jen Evers, created a Youtube video on how to make this paper purse. If you would like to see how to make the basic purse you can check out her video by clicking here.

Side view showing the 3D layers:



You can purchase this My Bestie Printable by clicking here.
Sherri Baldy Vintage Designer paper used available here:


You should also check out My Besties 3D & More*  team mates awesome designs..the links are below:

Julie Team Leader

Andrea B
Antoinette 
Heather
Kristyn
Luana

Vicki
Bonnie (me)

Challenges: