Monday, September 01, 2014

Bookmark Design: Scribbles Designs Challenge #20 Midway Point

It is the first of September.  My goodness, summer is almost officially over with just a few short weeks left in the season!  Where has this past eight months gone?!!!

Today also marks the midway of the latest Scribbles Designs Challenge. 

There are two whole weeks left for you to come on over and enter. In case you've missed it, the theme this month for
Challenge #20, is Animal Planet Rabbits, cats and foxes, oh my!  Our world wouldn't be the same without all the wonderful species of animals in it and many of our lives wouldn't be the same without our pets keeping us company.  This month we want to see an animal on your creation.  Whether wild or domestic it doesn't matter; as long as it has fur, feathers, or fins, it qualifies.   So, take a walk on the wild side and show us what you've got.

Entering is super simple!  You do not need to use a Scribbles Designs image; however, if you do, your name gets entered into the draw twice.  You can purchase your Scribbles Designs images HERE or you can also find one for a limited time on the challenge blog HEREAlso, be sure to check out our special Freebie Friday posts as it is another great way to build your Scribbles Designs collection.  You can find the rest of the rules and information regarding winners in the sidebar on the challenge blog.  You have until 9pm PST on September 14th to come over and play with us.

For this card, I've decided to use the freebie that Sandy offered up at the start of the Animal Planet challenge.  You can find it HERE.  It was time to make another magnetic bookmark, this time for the hubs and this sweet little worm on a hook was the perfect inspiration!

FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • Worm: Information for how to obtain this image is included above.
  • I brought this image into Photoshop Elements to create the water background (created with a pattern courtesy of: Webtreats, Etc.) and layers and then printed it out and coloured the actual image with Copic markers.  
 
 INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • One I created specifically for this bookmark.


OVERALL
Paper Products: 
  • Bookmark, image and sentiment base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Other Products: 
  • The magnets are CraftMedley brand purchased at the Dollar Tree and were cut from a larger sheet.  
Challenges I am hoping to enter... 
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca
So put on those thinking caps and design a project that fits our Animal Planet theme. If you need some images to help you out you can check out all wonderful ones that are in the Scribbles store (you can click the image above to head there now).  Remember there is still two weeks left to enter at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog, so I hope to see you there. If you have some time, I invite you to go and check out the wonderful inspiration offered up from my colleagues on the DT.  With so many possible projects to create, the ideas are boundless.  We always look forward to seeing what you come up with for each month's theme!


But wait, don't forget...
We also have a special challenge going on right now called The Pitter Patter of Little Paws to help celebrate the arrival of Sandy's new puppy.  You get to choose an image for free and then use that image to create a project and enter the challenge.  Then, you also get to enter that creation into our Animal Planet challenge increasing your odds of winning even more Scribbles Designs images.  You can find all the details you need regarding this special challenge HERE. 

Until next time,
 
















I'm Sponsoring...The Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog

I'm thrilled to let you all know that I am sponsoring the latest challenge over at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.  This is my fourth challenge sponsorship this year and my second of this particular challenge blog.
 

The current challenge starts today and the theme is Tag You're It!  The challenge is two weeks long and ends on September 14th.  I created a brand new kit for this challenge and I can't wait to see what the DT members created using my goodies.  Here are the prizes up for grabs!







  • One person will receive the full mini kit.
  • One person will receive all three tag sets (patterned, textured and numbered).
  • One person will receive both accessories sets (floral accessories and general accessories).
  • One person will receive the word art set.
That is a total of four different prizes!  I hope that you'll consider playing along in their challenge.  To help provide some incentive, I am offering up one of the tags from this kit as a freebie.

https://app.box.com/s/5fhezym6k2em97u1oesr
To grab this tag click HERE or on the preview above to be taken to a download location.  In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.  This tag is in png format and published at 300 dpi.   

You can find out all the details you need to enter the challenge over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.  To head to the main challenge blog, click HERE.  Tag, YOU'RE it!  Will you take up the challenge?

Until next time,

Friday, August 29, 2014

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps August Challenge

http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/blog/
Happy Friday evening to you all.  It is time to post my project for the August, From the Heart Stamps progressive stamp of the month challenge.  In order to enter the progressive challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really great images.

Here are my card and details.  I hope I haven't forgotten anything important...

General Information:
  • Time to bring out the CAS look and try it on again.
 
FRONTDigital Image Details: 
  • The image on the front, Pumpkin Pigwit, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps.  If you'd like this image, Faith has a great deal where if you spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store during August (Only one offer per person) you can receive Pumpkin PigWit as a free gift.  You'll need to go and check out the original challenge post HERE to grab the special code you will need along with other instructions.  Of course you'll need to hurry since there are only a couple days left.  To simply go to where this image is located in the store, click HERE or on the watermark below. It was coloured in with Copic Markers.
Digital Sentiment:
  • The 'happy' portion of the sentiment is one I created to go along with the great Scribbles Designs 'Fall-iday' sentiment that I used.  To purchase this cool sentiment, you can click on the watermark to head to its location in the store.

http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca/2013/10/069-fall-iday-150.html

INSIDE
 
Digital Image Details: 
  • This sweet image was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. I've been wanting to use it and this card afforded me the perfect opportunity to do so.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • One I created for this card.
OVERALL
Paper Products:
 
  • Card, image and sentiment base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products: 
  • I have used one of the papers I created last year for the September Kit of the Month.  I really love this leaves paper and this was a great opportunity to use it.  It is still available for free if you are interested.  You should be able to find it by clicking on 'September Kit' in the label section or clicking HERE will take you to that section now if you are interested.
Challenges I am hoping to enter:
Others I might get it into...  
 
Thanks for popping by everyone!  I hope you enjoyed my card and post.  It is time to go and get my Creative Bug on the Loose Saturday Sneak Peek created and maybe start the DT Delight post for The Path of Positivity which comes out on Sunday.  Then it is off to work on some DT cards and of course continue working on creating digital papers and other goodies.  Have an absolutely fabulous weekend.
 
Until next time,



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Card Design: Two Challenges -- One Card...Gerda Steiner Designs PC & Sami Stamps

Once again I've decided to combine challenges with one creation.  I've used the stamp that I got in the Gerda Steiner Designs progressive challenge to create the front of my card and then took a freebie I got from Sami Stamps and used it on the inside of my card.


First up for the FRONT OF THE CARD--Gerda Steiner Designs... Progressive Challenge for August
http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com
Gerda Steiner Designs images are just so cute!  Check out the one we got to work with this month...
https://gerda-steiner.squarespace.com/all-digital-stamps/kid-in-pumpkin-costume-halloween-digital-stamp 
This little guy is so adorable.  This image is currently available in the shop for purchase.  Click HERE or on the watermark above to go and check it out.

Here is the front of my card...
General Information:
  • I used a Sweet Sunday Sketch from Karen Giron.  I adore her sketches and one of these days, I might even get a card using one done in time to actually submit to one of her challenges... ...yeah, you're right... ...the odds are probably not in my favour since the challenges are only open a week but I suppose miracles could happen (click on sketch to head to blog).
http://kgiron.blogspot.ca/
Digital Image Details: 
  • Kid in Pumpkin Costume:  You can find this image in the store.  Details above.  This image was coloured in and grounded with Copic Markers. 
Embellishments:
  • The button was purchased as part of a collection at the Dollar Tree.
Paper Products: 
  • Designer Papers:  The two different Hallowe'en themed papers are from Recollection's All Seasons Paper Pad.
Challenges I am entering:
Other Challenges I am hoping to get it into... 

Now for the INSIDE OF THE CARD with Sami Stamps...

http://samistamp.blogspot.ca
Sami Stamps is another company that I love.  Unfortunately, my regular monthly work keeps me so busy I don't have a chance to play in their challenges as often as I would like.  However, I was lucky again this month to find a great Hallowe'en image in my collection to work on the inside.

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps.  Click HERE for the store, and HERE for the blog.  Sami has the most beautiful images and each month offers up a new freebie.  In addition to the monthly challenge there is always great inspiration from the design team.  You won't be disappointed.

Here is what I came up with for the inside of my card...  
Digital Image Details: 
  • Halloween Kitty:  You can find this image in the store in the Hallowe'en section.  I've linked the watermark below to take you to that section.  This image was coloured in and grounded with Copic Markers.  

http://samistampsshop.blogspot.ca/p/halloween.html
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • I found the perfect sentiment in my collection from Create with TLC.  Click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and HERE to go to the store.

OVERALL
Paper Products:
 

  • Image and sentiment base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Card base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, black.
  • Solid yellow used for decoration on the front and matting on the inside is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.  
Challenges I am entering:
  • Sami Stamps -- Anything Goes with a Sami Stamps image
Other Challenges I am hoping to get it into...

    Thanks for popping by everyone! Can you believe that September is almost upon us?  A new season is coming filled with lots of colour, beauty and wonder.  Hopefully I won't blink and miss it.  Time to get to more crafting done.  Hope you are having a glorious week so far.
     
    Until next time,

    Card Design: FBD Glitter Galore Challenge Reminder

    Happy Hump Day everyone!  I've got some freshly brewed inspiration to perk up the middle of your week as I'm here with a reminder about the latest challenge going on over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  Right now we are halfway through our Glitter Galore Challenge which means you have one more week to get your entries in.

    YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW ALL THE RULES TO WIN!
    1. This challenge ends Tuesday, September 2nd.
    2. You can enter up to 5 times with your NEW creations (no back linking please).
    3. If you use an FBD image, please add FBD to the end of your name.
    *THERE WILL BE NO BLOG CANDY FOR THIS MONTH*
    We will be awarding one lucky winner a guest designer spot for the month of
    October as well as a winner of 3 Digital Stamps per challenge.


    For all the challenge details including the link up, please click HERE.

    Here is a card that I have created to help inspire you...

    General information:
    • Today I a showcasing a more CAS card.  As I've mentioned previously, I want to try and do more clean and simple layouts.  I just find them so elegant.  
    • This card was inspired by a layout I saw over at Your Next Stamp Challenges by one of their team members, Peggy.  It was such a lovely CAS design and I thought it would be perfect for this card although I didn't use string like she did.  With the size of my image, it just didn't work out.  However, I have kept it shades of purple so that I can enter their challenge which is thankfully on until the end of August.  Check out the great inspirational photo they have.  Look at all that yummy purple and there are flowers on the cupcake as well, just like in my image:
    http://ynschallenges.blogspot.ca/2014/08/yns-challenge-15-week-2.html 
    FRONT
    Digital Image Details: 
    • Flower Planter:  The main image on the front is the Flower Planter which was part of the April new release.The image is currently available in the FBD store.  You can find it by clicking on the image name or watermark below.
      http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/item_986/Flower-Planter.htm
      • The image was coloured in with Copic Markers.  Copious amounts of glitter was added to the flowers and around the edge of the matting.  Then the image was fussy cut out and added to the front. 
    Digital Sentiment: 
    • One I created.  I layered it right on to the paper before printing.  I even added a glitter layer style to give it that much more sparkle.

    INSIDE
    Digital Sentiment: 
    • Once again, just something I created specifically for this card.


    OVERALL
    Paper Products: 
    • Image and sentiment base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
    • Card base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, Passion Fruit collection.
    Digital Paper Products: 
    • I created this purple ledger paper especially for this card using a template from Janet Scott, picked up over at Pixel Scrapper.
    Challenges I hope to enter...
    Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I hope you have the chance to go and check out the Flower Planter image I used, along with all the other great images available in the store.  I also hope you get the chance to enter our current challenge.  

    If you are looking for more fresh brewed inspiration, I'll be back in a couple weeks to showcase a card made with another one of Heather's awesome images.  


    At Fresh Brewed Designs we always have a fresh pot of creativity brewing. So stop by and join us for a cuppa whenever you want!

     

    Until next time,