Friday, April 21, 2017

SS #460



Happy Saturday!  Here's your sketch for this week, and it's a really good one!  I love that You can flip it and have it be for perfect for so many images.





My card is featuring a darling image provided by our sponsor, Digital Stamp Boutique.  The image is called Cute Pup Set and comes with several cute options.


Here's my take on this week's sketch -



For more information about the challenge and prize up for grabs, stop in at the Sketch Saturday Blog.  The DT has some amazing inspiration for you too!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Another TCP Sneak Peek!


As you know by now, it's sneak peek week at The Cat's Pajamas.  We are mixing things up a bit and today it's my turn to share.  This fab release features 2 new stamp sets, one re-release stamp set and 2 new CutUps -


   
                                                                                                 

My first two cards were made using one of my all time favorite sets, Hola Tequila.  These Penguins are just so much fun and so perfect with Cinco De Mayo just around the corner.  Don't hesitate to pick it up because when it's gone, there's no more -




I was a bit concerned about the next set, Basic Watercolor...at first...then I started playing with it and now feel it will change the way I make many of my cards. If you are fan of smooshing but find it challenging to get the look you want, this is the set for you.  


Featuring Basic Watercolor and Bunnies in Flight sentiment

The next card features the beautiful CutUps, Live, Love, Laugh and Basic Watercolor.  For this card and the one above, I stamped and then spritzed it with water to give it a blended look.

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Featuring Basic Watercolor and Live, Love, Laugh CutUps

You can't even begin to guess how much paper has given it's life because of my inability to splatter without it going wild. Splattering scares me to death no longer.   This card also uses Basic Watercolor and one of the Buns from Bunnies in Flight.

  This card features Bunnies in Flight and Basic Watercolor set (splatters and drips)


And here's that rascal Bunny again, floating around in the Clouds and Balloons CutUps.


Hola Tequila is currently available over at the TCP store here and the other stamp sets and dies will be available on April 25.



Today could be your lucky day!  Just leave a comment and stay tuned. Tomorrow, we’ll choose a lucky winner from those commenting to win a $10 gift voucher for the TCP store  Check the TCP blog and on our Facebook page for the winner.SaveSave

Be sure to stop in tomorrow to see Deborah's sneek peeks!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Blues




It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight we want you to tell us your favorite color.  Use it on your creation and then, tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:

Here is my card, using my favorite color, blue and blue and more blue.  I love blue best and always have.  I love it now because it is the color of the beautiful ocean that surrounds our little island. The different hues the ocean shares never ceases to both take my breath and calm me at the same time. -


The blues in this card came from distress oxide inks (LOVE THESE) in faded jeans and broken china.  Some clear Dreamweaver embossing past was stenciled onto the right side.

For details on this card see below.

I am looking forward to seeing what color is the overall favorite.  I also can't wait to see your creations, we have such a talented lot of participants.  We are waiting for you over at the AYLI blog.  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, the weekend is almost here!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: Stamping Bella Utterly Violet (we need to change her name now, don't we?)
Paper:  Ranger watercolor cardstock
Ink:  VersaFine Ink, Distress Oxide faded jeans, broken china
Accessories:  Dreamweaver clear embossing paste, Hero Arts flower stencil, Nuvo crystal drops
Coloring medium: distress ink

Santa Leonard


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us 

Our Sponsor this week is -



I had a great time creating this card with Leonard Pig's Christmas List from our wonderful sponsor, DRS Designs -


Come join us over at the CRAFT Challenge blog this week.  Use this chance to get a head start on or add to your Christmas card stash.  I hope you'll stop by a leave a little love for the fab designs of the DT.

Thank your for popping in!

Aloha,
Brenda

April Showers



Happy Wednesday everyone.  We have a new challenge up today, chosen by me, Brenda.  Since it's April, I thought it might be fun to work with an April showers theme.  For this we would obviously love to see any creation that is rain centered.  I think rainbow, umbrellas, puddles, rainbows and of course rain would be perfect features.

Here's my card using a Bugaboo cutie Bird Umbrella -



Can't wait to see your creations.  Please stop in and check out what the Girlfriends have created.  You won't want to miss them!  You can find the links on the side bar here or over at Little Red Wagon.

Thanks for checking in!

Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, April 17, 2017

From the Heart Stamps Vault


Yes, we are back with a sketch from the FtH vault.  Everything old is new again, right.  I happen to really love this sketch which started it all off.   This week, we have this fun sketch only, no tWists, so here ya go!


Here's what I did with the sketch using Doodle Cake -


I stayed pretty true to the sketch and used up some scraps from my stash and some near antique embellishments.  I have a bunch of birthdays this month, so this will be mailed very soon.

I'm really trying to learn to use my pencils, this was attempted with Prismacolors.  I would love you to leave a comment telling what your favorite pencils are and any tips to might have to using them.  The other thing I would love to know if you took any online line classes, which one(s) you recommend.  Thanks!

I hope you'll find the time to join use this week.  Here are the challenge guidelines (minus the tWist, of course).  As always, thanks so much for dropping in.  

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, April 15, 2017

WD April Challenge


It's any thing goes challenge time again at Whimsie Doodles and this month our twist is food or drink.  There are some perfect images for challenge in the Whimsie Doodles store.  There are even a few freebies that would work for this challenge.

For my card, I choose to use Sentiment-edibles which has so much cuteness to chose from.  Look for more of this set from me in the future.


Here's my card colored with Copic markers -
 


Here's the link for more information about the challenge.  Remember you don't have to us a Whimsie Doodles image, but if you do, you'll win even more WD goodies.  Remember those freebie images!

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gold and White


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week.  We are asking to see creations using white and one other color of your choice.

Our Sponsor this week is -


Here is my card using white and gold and the sweet Adrienne Angel which was generously provided by Eureka Stamps -


This was a fun image to color.  I went a different direction than usual and used not only Copic markers, but also clear Wink of Stella, a clear Atyou Spica pen and a gold American Craft glitter pen.  In real life it has a wonderful soft sparkle that I couldn't catch with the camera.  The die is a Simon Says Stamp die cut from gold metallic paper by ColorBok.

Join us at the CRAFT Challenge blog to see what the DT has created and to link up your creation for a chance to win.

Aloha,
Brenda

LRW - Happy Easter




Yes, it's Wednesday again (and much to soon in my opinion).  This week, Janice has the perfect challenge in my humble opinion.  She wants to see our Easter creations.  What could be better for Holy Week?

Here's my card using a stamp that is no longer available.  It was made by a local company, Sister Stamps, who sadly is no longer in business.  Meet Dixie the bunny in a very CAS card -



I do hope you will have the time to join our challenge this week at Little Red Wagon.  If you've already made your cards you are ahead of the game.  If you are a procrastinator, you still have a few days to conjure something up.  If it's inspiration your need take a look at the Girlfriends creations (links are on the sidebar).

I pray you are having a wonderful week and that you have a glorious Easter.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: Sister Stamps Dixie Bunny (no longer available) 
Sentiment:  The Cat's Pajamas (no longer available)
Paper:  Echo Park digital Celebrate Easter
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Nuvo Crystal Drops, MFT Stitched Mini Scalloped Circles
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Pencils

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Garden Girl


I have another Whimsie Doodles card to share with you.  Spring is flourishing here and I would love to join Garden Girl in planting a few more flowers!  Isn't she a cutie?


You can find her in the People Digis over in the Whimsie Doodles Store.  Thanks for popping in!

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thanks a Latte!


There's a new sketch in the house over at Sketch Saturday.  


Our sponsor this week is -




Here's my card using Latte Cup - Thanks a Latte which was generously provided by our sponsor -



Have a great weekend!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I Love My Puppy


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making a creation using this color palette - 


Our Sponsors this week are -

 

Here's my card using a darling image generously provided by our sponsor, I Love My Puppy -


The digital papers were designed and created specifically for the challenge by our very talented Jo of Trimgyms Digistamps and Images.

Please take a look over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.  The DT has some fab creations to show.  If you are lucky, Jo may even share some of her wonderful papers!

Thanks for dropping in!


Aloha,
Brenda

AYLI #102 - Favorite Card Shape


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is favorite card shape.  We want you to make a card using your favorite shaped base and tell us why it's your favorite.

This week our sponsor is:


Here is my card, using my favorite sized A2 card  - 


I like the A2 card for a very boring yet practical reason.  It's just so much easier to post this size card and you have the choice of turning it in either the portrait or landscape orientation.   For details on this card see below.

I am looking forward to learning what your favorite card shape it.  I know you are going to want to take a peek at what my wonderful teamies have chosen, so hop over 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!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: My Favorite Things Birds of Paradise
Paper:  from stash (vintage:)
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, twine from stash, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Cheery Lynn tag die
Coloring medium:  Copic markers