Friday, January 27, 2017

Sketch Saturday #448


Yeah!  It's time for a new sketch for you to play with over at Sketch Saturday.  Our sponsor this week is one of my favorite digi shops, A Day for Daisies -
Here's our sketch -


Here's my card using one of my favorite digital images from our very generous sponsor, Wild Daisy Nymph -



Isn't she the cutest?  I made this another generic card so I can add an appropriate sentiment when the need arises.  Can't wait to see what you do with this sketch.

Thanks for dropping in.  Hope your weekend is full of all that you love.

Aloha, 
Brenda



Gerda Steiner January Challenge

I hope you've had a great week.  I started a craft room switch last weekend and as a result things have been a bit topsy turvy since.  The switch is almost done, but I'm still working on getting settled.  I want to get my Gerda Steiner progressive challenge card up before the month is over.  

Here's my card using Hedgehog Smooches -



 Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great weekend!  

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CRAFT Challenge 400 - Love/Valentine's Day/ Anniversary


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making Love cards.  You can do anniversary, Valentine's Day, wedding...it just needs to have a Love theme.

Our Sponsors this week are -


I got to use one of the fabulous images from our sponsor to make this wedding card.  Here my card using To Have and To Hold -


Please pop by CRAFT Challenge blog and see the wonderful creations my teamies have made.  We would so love for you to join in the fun and link up for a chance to win.

Thank  you for stopping in.

Aloha,
Brenda



AYLI #97 - Fav Flower

It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is favorite flower.  Use your favorite flower  on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:


Here is my card, using my favorite flower - 



I have many favorite flowers.  I love daisies and sunflowers because they make me smile.  I love the orchids that bloom regularly in our yard, but for this challenge I we with the rose.  I absolutely adore cabbage roses and antique roses because they are beautiful to look at and smell wonderful!  For details on this card see below.

I can wait to see your creations and learn what your favorite flowers are.   We would love 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:
Stamps:  Altenew Vintage Roses
Sentiment:  Paper Smooches die
Paper:  Hammermill Color Copy
Ink:  Altenew Red Cosmos Mini Cube set, Hero Arts Green Hills, Moss (cubes)
Accessories:  Mama Elephant Femme Frames die cut, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

LRW #378 - Happy Birthday -Mandy



Mandy is hostessing over at Little Red Wagon this week.  She is asking for birthday themed cards which worked out perfectly for me to use the Simon Says Stamp September monthly card kit ( yes, I'm a bit behind).  Here's my take using the fun stamp set, It's No Secret.




Birthday cards are always fun to make.  Why not stop in over at Little Red Wagon, check out what the Girlfriends have made and then link up your own fabulous creation.

I pray life is treating you well.  Thanks for popping in.

Aloha,
Brenda


Monday, January 23, 2017

It's TCP Tuesday!



It's time for another Tuesday challenge over at The Cat's Pajamas.  This week we want you to Shape Up, by using 2 or more geometric shapes.  I knew I wanted to use Kitschy Kitchen this week.  It has gone unused too long, I love this set!  From there I decided the circle from Framed Up 2.  

Here's how it turned out -


Here are the details on our newest challenge -

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
For more ideas, stop in and see Christine, Jessica, and Julie.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas Kitschy Kitchen
Dies:  The Cat's Pajamas Framed Up 2
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Early Bird
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black  
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor pencils

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

WD Inspiration - Sailor Girl


I'm popping in today with a little inspiration from the Whimsie Doodles blog.  Today I am using the cutie image, Ahoy Lizzy -

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I colored her up with Copic markers and used red, white and blues.  The little sailboat die from Simon Says Stamp seem the perfect little embellie for her.  For more from Whimsie Doodles, check out the blog here.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CRAFT Challenge #399 - Christmas


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in getting head on your Christmas cards for this year.  We want to see your Christmas cards!

Our Sponsor this week is -


ADFD just happens to be one of my favorite places to buy digi designs.  I am so lucky to have received Christmas Tree Time from them for the purposes of this challenge.  Isn't this bunny just the cutest?  Here's my card -


I hope you will stop by A Day for Daisies and take a look at all their sweet designs.  Then stop by the CRAFT Challenge blog to see what the DT has created for you and last buy not least, link up for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for checking in!

Aloha,
Brenda

LRW #377 - Thank You - Donna



Happy Wednesday!  Donna is our hostess today and she wants us to show her our thank you cards.  Perfect timing for this challenge, I'm sure you have a few you need to send out after the holidays!

Here's my card using the current sketch from Sketch Saturday, a Miss Tiina image and some wild paper from my stash -  




I hope you'll have a chance to head over to the Little Red Wagon blog to see what the Girlfriends have to show you.  It would be even better if you link up so we can see your creations.

Aloha,
Brenda


Sunday, January 15, 2017

WD Monthly Challenge


It's time for the January monthly challenge over at the Whimsie Doodles blog.  This month the theme is 'It Must Be Love', perfect to get those Valentine's started!  Here's my card featuring Shy Cupid -


For more details on the challenge, head back to the Whimsie Doodles blog.  Feel free to use any image of your choice but, remember, if you use a Whimsie Doodles image and follow the guidelines you have a chance to win 5 standard images of your choice.  

I sure hope you'll join in on our challenge!  Thanks for dropping by.

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sketch Saturday #446


 Welcome to Sketch Saturday #446.  This week our sponsor is Miss Tiina.  Be sure to check our her fabulous blog.  She has many awesome freebies!


Here's our new sketch -


Here's my take on the sketch using Miss Tiina's Sock Monkey Doodles and a wonderful free bingo card printable -


I hope you'll be able to join us this week.  For more details, check out the Sketch Saturday blog.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

AYLI #96 - Fav Hair Color

It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to make a creation using your favorite hair color.  Let's see that colored hair on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.

This week our sponsor is:




Here is my card  - 


I would have to say my favorite hair color is red or auburn.   I love red hair or hair with red highlights.  It was the color of my hair before it started turning "blonde".  I love that in certain light it can look brown but add a little light and it turns fiery.  For details on this card see below.

I can wait to see your creations and learn what your favorite hair color is and why.  So, 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:  Bugaboo Kidz 3 Sitter
Paper:  Doodlebug Designs
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  Hemptique twine, clear embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Coloring medium: Copic markers

CRAFT Challenge #398 - Box or Bag


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week and include a box or a bag in your creations.  

Our Sponsors this week are -


and 


I was so fortunate to be able to select an image from Oddball Art.  Here's my box in a card using Mr. Sweets the Fox by Lizzy Love -


I used the cut file from this tutorial to create my card and I used by new Prismacolor pencils to color Mr. Fox up.

I certainly hope you'll stop by the CRAFT Challenge blog to see what my talented teamies have made and to link up your creation for a chance to win.

Aloha,
Brenda


Resolutions



Welcome to  the 376th Little Red Wagon Challenge!  Since we are in the second challenge of the year, I thought it might be fun to see cards inspired by resolutions or goals you have made for 2017.  If your goal is to exercise more, how about a card featuring an activity plan on doing.  Your goal might be to do more reading or finding more me time...you get the picture.


As for me, I was inspired to by a journaling bible well over a year ago and hadn't put a mark in it.  I  decided it was hight time to start using it and this is my very first entry.  I'm hoping to do one entry a week and also hoping my technique improves.



Come on along and join us at the Little Red Wagon challenge.  You will want to see what the Girlfriends have going on and we can't wait to see your creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Glory to God
Ink:  Memories Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  EK Success star punch 
Coloring medium:  Distress ink

Monday, January 9, 2017

TCP 329 - Thank You

Welcome back to TCP Tuesday.  We've had a nice holiday break and are ready to roll!  Our challenge this week is to create a thank you card.  Perfect timing don't you think?

I pulled out Sketchy Flowers and Stacked Sentiments to create this simple thank you card-


I stamped and heat embossed the flowers on vellum, fussy cut and colored them with Copic markers on the underside.  The sentiment was heat embossed and a few sequins and pearls were placed for added interest. 
If you are needing Thank you cards or just want to add to your stash, why not join us for a chance to win.  Here are the details -

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
For more ideas, stop in and see Christine and Julie.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Looking forward to seeing your Thank you cards!

Aloha,
Brenda

Whimsie Doodles Inspiration - Sitting Fairy


Hi there!  Today I have a little card I made using the cute Whimsie Doodles Sitting Fairy image -


You can find her in the Whimsie Doodles store under the What's New category.  Don't forget you still have plenty of time to enter our December challenge for a chance to win Whimsie Doodles images.  Here's you link for all the challenge information.  I hope you'll join us.

I hope your week is off to a great start.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

CRAFT Challenge #397 - Recipe


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


Our Sponsor this week is -


Here's my creation using Say Cheese Polly who happens to be on sale right now -


It's kinda hard to see but I used the background paper and Smile is also cut from a subtle pattern paper.  I hope you'll are stop by the CRAFT Challenge blog to see what my teamies have created and to see the prize Digital Delights is offering.  Then just link up and let us take a peek.

I hope you've gotten lots of crafting in this week and have a wonderful weekend to look forward to.

Aloha,
Brenda



LRW #375 - Something New



HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  I'm praying it is a healthy, happy, prosperous and peaceful year for all of us.  

It light of the new year, our Girlfriend Janice wants us to use something new on our projects this week or I guess you could create something for a new baby or a new house.  I guess that means you'll have to share the new related to your project.  

For me, I was blessed to receive the full set of Prismacolor pencils as my gift from my husband (yes, he was helped tremendously by me...Amazon had it at a price I couldn't refuse and yes, he wondered what in the world I would do with 150 colored pencils, so I'm on a mission to show him.  Also after I got them, I learned about full set syndrome - this explains a lot and I'll leave it at that :).

So, I got the pencils and then realized I really don't know how to use them, but never fear, Kit and Clowder to the rescue.  I have only begun to start the online class so I'm hoping for vast improvements in the future.  Here's my creation using the cute Tiddley Inks image, Poppy Pixie -


Thanks for stopping by today.  I sure do hope you'll join us one at the Little Red Wagon Challenge.  

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Tiddley Inks Poppy Pixie
Sentiment:  Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Paper:  DCWV cardstock, Basic Grey scraps from stash
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies, clear embossing powder, Jelly Roll Glaze pens
Coloring medium:  PRISMACOLOR PENCILS!