Friday, March 24, 2017

Sketch Saturday Birthday Bear



Happy Saturday (or Friday night depending on where you live).  Wow, I really loved working with this new Sketch Saturday sketch!  I hope you'll have time to join in on the fun this week.  Here's the sketch -


And here's my card using every day animals from our sponsor, Just ME Digital Stamps -


How can you resist such a wonderful sketch?  The Sketch Saturday Girls are waiting to see your fabulous creations.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What do you like to color with?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is what is your favorite coloring medium.  Show us your colored creation and tell us why it's your favorite medium.

Here is my card, using my favorite coloring medium, Copic markers -


I honestly love coloring and still have Prismacolor pencils from an adult coloring book period in the 80's.  I still remember when I saw a Copic colored image on someones blog for the first time.  I was in love and so happy they were available here at a local art store (though very expensive).  Then I took a class and I haven't looked back.   The thing is, I really want to learn how to use colored pencils and watercolor or Distress reinkers, just so little time and so many wonderful things to explore.  Kit and Clowder, here I come!  For details on this card see below.

I'm really curious to see why you have chosen your favorite coloring medium and can wait to see your creations to learn what your favorite is.  We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Saturated Canary (no longer availablešŸ˜’)
Sentiment:  LOTV tag sentiments
Dies:  Go Kreate Lg Frilly Frame #7, Spellbinders oval nestibilities
Paper:  Digital paper not sure who offers this, probably Nitwit's Collection
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  clear embossing powder and Stampendous embossing enamel, Paper Studio flowers, Darice Natural Hemp
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

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Add a Charm


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making a creation and adding a charm to it.

Our Sponsor this week is -

Here's my card using the darling image provided by Sami Stamps, 3 Christmas Sweaters -


I hope you think our challenge sounds fun and that you will join us over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.  Be sure to take a look at the wonderful creations from the design team, you are sure to be inspired.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Sami Stamps 3 Christmas Sweaters
Sentiment:  LOTV Christmas tags
Die Cuts:  Go Kreate Frilly Frame #10, The Cat's Pajamas Snowflake CutUps
Paper:  Nitwits Collection
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  bauble charm from Michael's, ribbon from stash, 
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas Special Spring Release


I have another card today, made with the new Spring Wreath CutUps from The Cat's Pajamas.  


For my card, I only used the CutUps however the Happy Easter stamp set coordinates with this die.



Here's my card which works perfectly for The Little Red Wagon Challenge this week.  Kate wants us to use a transparency or a window and I went literal -



For details on this card, see below.  If you haven't become a follower of The Cat's Pajamas blog, please do so you can keep up with all the wonderful Spring/Easter creations the Cat Pack is sharing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps - The Cat's Pajamas Show Me the Monkey (sentiment)
CutUps - The Cat's Pajamas Spring Wreath, Grass and Window CutUps
Ink - VersaFine onyx black, SU! Baked Brown Sugar
Paper - scraps from stash
Misc - Sizzix embossing folder, thread, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Nuvo crystal drops, SU! chalks


Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Surprise



If you haven't check out The Cat's Pajamas Store lately, you NEED to head right on over there.  We couldn't wait, so Alma is doing a special release.  We have some new stamps and CutUps that are perfect for Spring and that just happens to be our new TCP Tuesday Challenge.
For the challenge today I used the brand new Easter Bunny CutUps and the Happy Easter stamp set.



Here's what I came up with -


All these goodies are available in the store right now and would make this challenge a breeze.  Stay tuned for more creations from the Cat Pack.  Be sure to watch The Cat's Pajamas blog for all the happenings.

Supplies:
Stamps - The Cat's Pajamas Happy Easter
Cut Ups - Easter Bunny, Dots, Eggs in a Basket
Paper - scraps from stash
Ink - Hero Arts Passion Flower
Misc - Krafty Kids Pompoms, Darice White Hemp

Easy Does It at From the Heart Stamps


It's new sketch time over on the From the Heart blog.  It's a great sketch by Faith with a fun tWist, Easy Does It and great colors.


I chose by image based on the 'Easy Does It' tWist (and the fact I have tons of male birthdays in the very near futurešŸ˜€).  Here's my card using Birthday Brew -


I have to confess, the picture here is different from the one on the website.  I fully intended to add the glossy accents from the beginning, but was in such a hurry to get it done and photographed, that it completely slipped my mind!  I didn't get a chance to pop this onto the FtH website.

Anyway, I hope you like it and I hope you'll join in challenge #167.  We really do love looking at your wonderful creations and how you handle the FtH images.  

For all the challenge info, head here, there are a few details you should know.  Don't forget the cutie SOTM either.  I need to be coloring my mine up very soon!

Wishing you a wonderful week full of good stuff!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image - From the Heart Stamps Birthday Brew
Sentiment - The Cat's Pajamas
Ink - VersaFine onyx black
Paper - Authentique Free Bird
Accessories - glossy accents
Coloring medium - Copic markers
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Whimsie Doodles - Arigato


I want to share this cute little Whimsie Doodles Geisha Girl I colored up last weekend.  You can find her in the WD store under the People section.  I got out my precious washi paper stash and chose a piece to use as the background.  It's hard to appreciate, but there are gold and silver flecks in the paper that go perfectly with the die cut oval she is standing on. 

Here's my card using sketch 37 from Paper Play -


Thanks for stopping by today.  If you have any questions, just leave a comment.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Aloha,
Brenda