Friday, August 31, 2012

Dilly Beans Black,White Plus One Other Color

Our challenge at Dilly Beans this week is Black, White, plus one other Color.  I'd been playing with Robots again and came up with this idea for Static Robot.  Isn't it fun?  Seemed perfect for the challenge since I wanted to use more embossing with my Robotz Cricut Companion folders and the light bulb gave me the third color.  WooHoo!  Did the background mat with Candy Cane Stripes, added a computer generated sentiment, highlighted the robots with Copics and there ya go.  Almost made itself.  LOL  Please stop by the DB Designer's Blog for more inspiration and check out the SHOP to see what's new.

I'm also entering this in the Paper Pretties B/W +1 challenge, Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes, Craft Your Passion Emboss it, Tammy's Scrapin Corner Lots of Layers, The Squirrel and the Fox One for the Men and the Hooked on Crafts Cards for Men Challenge.

Monday, August 27, 2012

BBTB2 Back to School Challenge

Well, it's starting to feel like Fall around here and the kiddles are going back to school so that's the  BBTB2  theme chosen by our talented DT sister Brenda this week.  This theme isn't the easiest for me as I have no kids and it's been a bazillion years since I've been in school so I went the CAS route using Animal Kingdom and Car Decals to make a little bookmark.  I welded the shadow of the  reader to the bookmark base in DS and cut it 3 times for sturdiness.  Thought I'd add a little humor with the sentiment ( also from Car Decals) since the kids I do know stay up to all hours all summer long and sleep past noon.  First day of school is a pretty rude awakening.  LOL
Ok, so maybe it's the subject matter that makes him want to snooze.  The color scheme is one of my faves.
The style of the bookmark fits over the page like this, so I glued the sentiment on first and used a craft knife to carefully cut each letter along the slit.  I set it up in DS for the Cricut to do that for me, but I kept losing the little pieces so I decided to cut my losses and do it by hand.  The polka dot mat was done in DS by taking the original bookmark and hiding the outside contour, then pasting a resized one on top and hiding the inner contours so they would match up.  Got that?  I always wonder if I'm giving TMI.  In any case, there you have it.  My DT sisters came up with a wide variety of BTS projects so go have a look and leave them some love.  We'd also be thrilled to see your Cricut cut Back to School projects so please join us but remember to follow the rules and note that our challenges are only open for one week from now on.

I'm also adding this to the Back to School Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, Lollipop Crafts, Lexi's Creations, My Graphico and My Sheri Crafts.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Macabre Monday Bad Moon Rising

It's another Macabre Monday at Haunted Design House and I must say it's safe to view.  LOL  Our challenge this week is Bad Moon Rising, create a dark, Gothic or Halloween based project featuring a big bad moon as the focal point, be it full, crescent, waxing or waning.  We have a fab new sponsor, On Cupcake Moon with a generous $15 credit to any of her shops, be it her Website, or Etsy, or Cafe Press.  And if you can't wait, there's a special sale going on until the end of the month (details on HDH).  My card is a diorama with the window cut with Nesties Labels Seventeen.
The sweet image is colored with Copics and fussy cut without the moon.  I then used my Printmaster Pro program to crop the image  to the moon only and them flip the half moon to create a full one and fussy cut that as well so I could create the 3D image to pop within the frame. The moon was printed and covered with Be Creative Tape and covered in micro fine glitter that allowed me to color it over with Copics with no damage to the markers. 
Obviously I was having a withdrawels from my recent CAS projects and loaded up with baby within an inch of it's life.  I've got an MS punches, Raindot bats and stars, loads of bling, Prima flowers and gems galore along with glitter letter stickers for the sentiment.  Gotta say, more is never enough!  So how about that?  And see the dimension?  WooHoo!  Had a ball here and so did my DT sisters, so be sure to check out HDH and leave them some love.  And don't forget Wretched Wednesday when the winners from last week are revealed and we're honored by Creepy Glo's fab creation.

I'm also entering this in the One Stitch at a Time Use a Digi Challenge, Speedy Fox and Friends Try a Different FoldSweet Stampin' Out of the Frame Challenge, The Poodles Parlour Winged Things, Cute Card Thursday Bling it Up, and Delightful Challenges Fancy and Frilly.

Happy Birthday!

Aren't men cute?  They never really grow up, do they, but would we have it any other way?  Male birthday cards aren't my forte, but while I was perusing my (bazllion) digis from The Octopode Factory I came across Peter Pan.  Perfect, hee hee (it was the earring that got me).  I don't know if anyone remembers the tv special with Mary Martin playing Peter Pan, but she/he sings a song called "I won't grow up!", so I used that and created word circles in my Card Factory program 'cause I thought it looked cool and I could enter this in the TOFF Circles Challenge.  (Don't faint, it's my second entry, WOOHOO!) 
Kept the card simple.  He likes it that way.  Just colored with Copics and fussy cut.  So loved the eyes I popped them twice.
Inside, another Octopode Factory image.  This time Pinocchio.  He kind of inspired the sentiment (changed the age because I thought it was more fitting).  Nice woody!  Hope this is good for a giggle.  I think I'll leave it at that.

This also conveniently works with the Annabelle Stamps Say it With Spots, Dots, and Anything Round.  I'm hoping I can sneak in another entry over there with an Annabelle Stamp I WON over there but I've got to finish my DT stuff first.

I'm also entering this in the Clearly Inspired Circles Challenge, the Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude anything Goes/Music challenge (inspired by the song "I Won't Grow Up"), and Penny's Paper-Crafty Masculine Challenge.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's a Girl with CTMH Artiste

I've been playing with my new CMTH Artiste cart and was excited to use the sweet baby shoes on page 63.  Our nephew's wife is expecting and although we don't know the sex yet, I figured I had a 50/50 chance.  I cut them at 4" in the sweetest flocked DP from Me&My Big Ideas and then set out to find something to do with them.  I loved the cool box on page 74 and used DS to determine how large I wanted the top to fit the shoes with room to spare.  I was surprised to find out it was 2".  Must be measuring from the height of the box.  At this size, you need a 12x24" mat and you still can't fit the top, bottom and side cuts on one piece of 12x24" card stock but the box was then a substantial size, with the interior being approximately 5" square.  I chose to do the top and bottom cuts out of white, instead.  The assembly instructions tell you to glue the shoe upper flaps to the top of the soles, but I wanted a more finished look inside so I cut the soles again at 3 7/8" and glued the flaps under the smaller soles and then glued the 4" soles on the bottom.  This was a bit tricky and I ended up doing a teeny bit of trimming, but I preferred the clean look both inside and out.
I made a second layer for the top, again using DS so I could add another layer of DP.  The sweet bows on the toes are another cut from Artiste, (page 56) which I embossed (along with the shoe straps) with Swiss Dots.  They started at 1" but I shrunk them down to fit with DS.  "It's a Girl" is another fab cut (on page 64 at 2 1/2") and I cut it twice, embossed the top layer and offset them slightly and popped them for a little more dimension. 
I have to say my fave cut of all on this is actually the bow.  Couldn't help but use it again cut at 1", and embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder. This is cut in a single piece with holes cut with your Cricut for a brad for easy assembly.  Too cute!
For a finishing touch I lined the top and bottom sections of the box with DP.  I just cut a square at 5" and attached inside which not only added strength, but also hid the flaps used for assembly.  I'm really loving CTMH Artiste because it really has fabulous 3D projects  and cuts for all holidays and occasions as well as coordinating chipboard and stamps.  If you haven't already purchased it, please visit my fab friend, DT sister and CTMH consultant Susan HERE.  Also be sure to visit her personal blog HERE for many more inspirational projects from this versatile cartridge.

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp and Show No Rules Challenge, the Allsorts It's a Gift Challenge, and the Divas by Design Anything Goes challenge.

WW Owls ATC Challenge and TOFF Circles

It's been awhile since I've been able to  play at  The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge but am pleased to see it's gone to bi-weekly so I should be able to get there more often.  Their current challenge is Circles and when I saw the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge this week is Owls, I decided to combine them.  WooHoo!  I used 2 of the owls from the Octopode Owls set and stacked them.  They're colored with Copics and I've added a hat to the top one that I've cut from the Octopode Dormouse.  I created the background by stamping a little plastic container I found in the kitchen drawer with various Distress Inks.  Used a combo of alpha stickers and die cuts from the Cuttlebug Typewriter Alphabet for the sentiment.

I added some cute round glasses brads and tiny google eyes to add to their quirkiness.  Popped the bottom owl and party hat for a little dimension.  There's still time to enter both Wicked Wednesday (ends Tues) and TOFF (ends next Thurs) so what are you waiting for?  Even if you can't play aong, the DT's have some fabulous eye candy so be sure to go take a look.

I'm also entering this in ATC's and Cards With Attitude Anything Goes.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Dilly Beans Hearts Challenge

This week our Dilly Beans Challenge is Hearts.  No prob.  I've been dying to use a robot from Megan's new release and went with the adorable Luv Bot Framed.  However, instead of coloring, I decided to try something new.  I have a bunch of colored metal sheets that haven't been touched in maybe 3 years and thought it would be fun to emboss the stamp in metal.
I printed the image and taped it to the back of the metal sheet and used a stylis against my foam piercing mat to trace the image.  You actually have to go back and forth (meaning back to the front and back again) and rub the unembossed portions with your finger and trace on either side of the embossed lines on the front and sometimes retrace over and over to get a crisp enough image to sand, and mine is in no way perfect (even though I worked on this for probably 45 minutes) but it was fun, different, and came out sort of cool.  Remember, if you want to try this, to flip your image if you want it to face the same way as drawn, but in this case I didn't think it mattered.  The mat is embossed on metallic paper with the Robotz Cricut Companion folder in my Cuttlebug and the hearts were cut in the some colored metal with my Nesties.  So there you have it, my attempt to mix things up a bit.  Always fun trying new techniques and the adorable Robots in the Dilly Beans Shop are perfect for that.  Oh, and BTW, Megan just added some MORE new designs, so check them out HERE and also the fab work by my teamies HERE.

I'm also entering this in the Penny's Paper-Crafty Masculine Challenge, Simon Says Stamp and Show No Rules Challenge, the WishCraft Waste Not Wednesday Challenge (the colored metal sheet), and the Card a Day August Embossing Challenge.

Monday, August 20, 2012

BBTB2 Vacation Challenge

This week at BBTB2 my dear friend, fabulous crafter, and Co-Team Leader Carole chose a Summer Vacation theme.  To be honest, we're not big travelers.  We're more the Staycation or Day Tripper type.  I had a couple of ideas along the "Unhappy Camper" line but clearly, they did not get made.  This one almost didn't either.  It was one of those weeks I bit off more than I could chew and yesterday just wasn't a good day.  So pretty clean and simple it is.  All from Going Places.  I welded the blackout shadow of the phrase to the car shadow in DS.
I did a little trimming of cuts to add a bit more detail (boy, cuts sure were simple on those early carts), a little embossing, a bit of dimension, some adhesive beads and stickers for headlights.
Inside is a computer generated sentiment and that's all she wrote.  Best I could do.  Be sure to visit BBTB2 and see the infinitely more creative cards by my DT sisters this week.  We also sure would love if you play along, but from now on our weekly challenges will be just that; WEEKLY, so hurry and get your craft on because you only have ntil 11:59 PM next Sunday to enter.  See you soon!

I'm also entering this in the Tando Creative August Monthly Travel Challenge.

Macabre Monday Who Are You Calling a Succubus?

It's another Macabre Monday and this week's challenge is "Who Are You Calling a Succubus?", sponsored by the fabulous Kenny K Downloads.  What's a Succubus?  Well, I'm telling you, she be NAUGHTY! (NFD)  In modern fictional representations, a succubus may or may not appear in dreams and is often depicted as a highly attractive seductress or enchantress; whereas, in the past, succubi were generally depicted as frightening and demonic.   For the full definition, check out HDH.  I've used the fab image Cabaret.  The background is done digitally from images from the net.
The image is colored with Copics and I printed her a second time and fussy cut her head and legs and popped them for dimension.  (Doubt that's the only thing gettin' popped here.)  I considered adding horns, but then thought the flames blowing out her a** were hot enough.  LOL  I'm thinkin' this makes a good Anniversary card.  Ya think you can handle it, Sweetie?  OK Hot Stuff, I'm all YOURS!  Be sure to check out HDH to see the rest of our bevy of beauties and don't forget Wretched Wednesday for the mid week inspiration and GT reveal.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Altered Alice Week 3 Chapter 18: Now You See Him...Now You Don't

`Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?' `I should like it very much,' said Alice, `but I haven't been invited yet. `You'll see me there,' said the Cat, and vanished. Alice was not much surprised at this, she was getting so used to queer things happening. While she was looking at the place where it had been, it suddenly appeared again. -- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Just like the Cheshire Cat, we would like you to make a card where things appear and disappear! It could be as simple as a tag in a pocket or something more interactive and fun.  Check out The Altered Alice for links to loads of examples.  Your project does not need to be a card and the hidden element does not need to be a cat. Enter by August 24 , and the winner will receive three digi stamps from our sponsor!

Our sponsor this month is Dilly Beans, featuring the whimsical art of Megan Suarez, famous for her charming big-eyed girls!  You can see the digi stamps and collage sheets on her blog, Dilly Beans Stamps. There is also a Dilly Beans design team challenge blog (where it just so happens I'm a designer, WOOHOO!) and an Etsy shop with Megan's artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms.
I've used these 4 stamps along with one of the Whimsy Trees and Heart Flowers (Hmmm...can't find that one at the mo) for my Swing Card.  I used a U-Tube video HERE for my card.As you open the card, the cut portion swings and the cat disappears.

All except for his smile, that is. 

I've used quotes from the book to tell the story.
Now he reappears before the Queen.
Here's the card fully open.  I really enjoyed playing with the collage effect on the whimsical DP from K&Co.  All images are either Paper pieced or colored with Copics, and the card fold allowed me to pop both Alice and the Queen for dimension without keeping it from closing completely.  There is tons more inspiration on The Altered Alice Blog so be sure to scroll down to see all of the projects from my super talented and creative DT sisters.  (I think we might be a little behind in posting this week's inspiration, so be sure to come back and check it out.)  There are still more than 5 days left in this challenge so come on and play with us.  The challenge isn't THAT hard, and we only have a few entries, so your chances of winning are that much greater.  You don't even HAVE to use an Alice theme, but you do get two chances if you do.  Hope to see you soon!

Wicked Wednesday ATC "The Blues" Challenge

The challenge over at Wicked Wednesday is "The Blues" this week.  Funny, I had just done a totally blue card using June for the Papelitos release of Zoe and Friends and wasn't sure what else I could do.  I've been messing a bit more with my Digital PrintMaster Platinum program and decided to print another Papelitos Stamp, Kris, in blue.  I love the sketchy feel of this stamp and really don't think it needs coloring.  I then discovered I could print a page of any color in ombre and chose the same blue to start and then cut the page into ATC size as well as a first mat with the lighter side of the printed page.  Cool!  Even cooler, I could pick a shape and use the same effect on that. 

Now I know many do totally digital projects and just print them out as is.  Although I admire the ability, I don't feel like it's "mine" unless I've actually used my hands (besides on the keyboard).  So my heart and Kris herself were painstakingly fussy cut and Kris was popped for dimension.  You all know I'm a big fan of Alpha Beads, but my colored beads do not have every letter in every color.  I was about to give up when I couldn't find the letters to spell "BLUE" in blue, but I did have "AZUL", which is blue in Spanish.  Kinda fitting since Cris, the Papelitos Stamps artist is from Spain.  Gorgeous stuff on Wicked Wednesday by the DT.  Ya gotta go look, and for once there are still a couple of days to play along. 

I'm also entering this in the ATC's and Cards with Attitude Anything Goes Challenge (with the option of lace, which I obviously didn't use.  I think that's ok, though), Pattie's Creations Anything but a Card Challenge,  And Annabelle Stamps Say it in Blue and White.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Dilly Beans Bright Colors

This week our challenge at Dilly Beans is to use bright colors.  I decided to go CAS this time and let my Printmaster Platinum software do most of the work.  The adorable image is #407 Feeling Twitchy.  I resized her, lined her up and then changed her color to mimic a rainbow.  In my program you just do it the same way you would change text color.  Click on the image, go to format, then color, then choose.  I added rainbow stripes above and below the images, embossed the card base and scored the printed panel.  Love the rainbow ribbon (guess that was the whole inspiration).  The sentiment is computer generated and cut with Nesties Labels Two.  Be sure to visit the Challenge Blog to see what my  DT sisters came up with.  There are (will be) several adorable examples of the new Robots release and the Birthday sale is still going on.

I'm also entering this in the Crafting for All Seasons Bright Colors Challenge, The House That Stamps Built Cards with Scoring Challenge, and The Paper Shelter Clean and Simple Challenge.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Winner, a New Challenge and a Freebie (for a limited time)

Happy Tuesday!  How do you like this little guy?  Isn't he the sweetest EVER?  Well, for a very limited time you can get Alex and his Teddy Bear absolutely FREE just for visiting the Papelitos Challenge Blog.  I couldn't resist coloring him up immediately and here's the result.  The Adage Tickets are Tim Holtz and the sentiment is computer generated on a TH journaling Ticket.  When you find someone you love this much, I don't think you should ever let go.
After coloring with Copics, I used a Glue Marker to add some flocking to the bear.  Love the warm fuzzies.  It wasn't as even as using my Xyron, but I actually preferred this result and even scratched a bit more of it off so it looked like he's been loved A LOT!  So if you love this image as much as I do, hurry to Papelitos and nab him before he's GONE and while you're there, check out the new Happy Birthday/Celebrations tandem Challenge with Paper Crafting Journey.  Be sure to link up to both challenges to be eligible for a prize.
And speaking of prizes, the winner of June from the new Papelitos Stamps Saturday release is # 9, Jenn Borgeson who wrote

Congratulations Jenn!  Please email me at dlundinger(at) yahoo (dot) com to collect your image.

I'm entering this card in the Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes Challenge , the Digital Tuesday Child's Play Challenge, the Going Grey With Scrap- Creations Kid's Theme Challenge, the Critter Sketch Digi Week Challenge (I'm hoping the bear counts as a "critter"), the  Here Come the Boys, Boys Toys Challenge and the Use Your Stuff Let's Hear it For the Boys Challenge.

Monday, August 13, 2012

BBTB2 Elephantly Speaking

Morning!  It's gonna be another hot one so I'm typing fast so I can hit the trail or there will be no hike for me this morning.  This week's BBTB2 theme was chosen by my fabulous DT sister and good friend Shelly, who asked for an elephant from any cart on our projects.  Last time we had an elephant challenge I remember having a hard time because there weren't many to choose from, but it looks like a pachyderm explosion over at BBTB2 this morning.  Who knew?

I thought maybe I'd mix it up a bit this week.  My original plan was to attempt an inside pop-up from Everyday Pop-Up Cards, but the project just grew.  First of all, there are no instructions on how to actually assemble the pop-ups on this cart and no real pictures on how the card is supposed to look.  Huh?  I cut a prototype in white and although I had a general idea of what to do, there was still a portion that seemed extraneous.  Fortunately I Googled instructions and found that dear Joy from Obsessed with Scrapbooking had a download for the diagrams HERE.  Thanks, Sweetie!
As usual, I was disappointed with the detail options on this cart.  (None for the pop-ups, as if Provocraft though just the mere thought of something 3-D was enough...ah, NO!)  I did think the ellie was pretty cute though, so I decided to free him from the terrible fate of being squashed inside the card and made a little party favor instead.  He's cut 3 times(at 6 ", I think), twice in gray, and once in dot so I could make him 2 sided and jazz up the little dealie he's standing on.  Hid contours in DS to cut the inside ears and tusks only in other colors.  Oh, I forgot, there were no inside ears.  Had to make those in DS.  Had to do a bit of trimming to get it all together, too, but I think he turned out pretty cute.  Tricked out a hat for him from Celebrations and he was good to go.  Funny thing though, even with the diagram, I still never figured out what to do with that extra piece.
His little cart is the matchbox from the original TTBM. The outside piece was cut at 3 1/4" but I found the inside part was so tight that I cut it at 3 1/8" so it would slide more easily.  I also thought that would give some room so I could attach the wheels with brads so they could actually roll, but was afraid it would catch and tear up the inside so I just glued them on.  So although I hit some snags here and there, I really enjoyed thinking outside the box (or should I say on top of the box?) this week.  Hope you likey.  Now it's time to pop over to BBTB2 and check out the fab projects by my teamies and hope you come play with up this week.  I guarantee you'll have a ton of fun.  (OOOh, cheesy!)  Just remember the rules, okay?

I'm also entering this in the Corrosive They Say It's Your Birthday Challenge.

Macabre Monday Hiding in the Corners

Our challenge this week at HDH is Hiding in the Corners.  Create a dark, gothic or Halloween based project and embellish the heck out of the corner spaces.  Easy peasy.  We're sponsored by Stitchy Bear and I've used Alexandria for may main gal.  She's colored with Copics and popped a top a fab hexagon image I copped from the net.  Her sisters (in silhouette) are from the Which Witch collection.  I added them digitally to the background twice, once in light gray and again in black.  The silhouette kitty and bats were also added digitally.  My corners are embellished with Recollections swirls and stars from M's. The Minions have super eye candy this week, some of which are from the original artwork from the Minion sisters themselves who are represented by Stitchy Bear so be sure to visit HDH and feast your eyes.

I'm also entering this in the Anything Goes Challenge at One Stitch at a Time

Saturday, August 11, 2012

New Release, Zoe and Friends at Papelitos Stamps, a Giveaway and Some Challenges

There's a fun new release at Papelitos Stamps featuring the adorable Zoe and her friends.  You can find out all about them at The Papelitos Challenge Blog.  I have sweet little June who is sooo sad, missing her BFF.  So sad, in fact that even her hair is blue!  She's colored with Copics and I've added a tiny mirror tear.  She looked so pretty, I decided to keep the whole card monochromatic.  She's fussy cut and popped on a heart doily because she really loves her BFF.  The sentiment is done with my Dymo Caption Maker.  The crocheted flowers are from my forgotten stash.  Want a chance to win her?  Please leave a comment on this post by Monday noon and sign up to follow the Papelitos Challenge Blog and June can be yours.  Visit the other team members blogs for more chances to win.

Also, Papelitos is having a sale through Aug 15.  Buy 3 stamps and get one free.  It's  great time to pick up your faves.  There are so many new ones in the SHOP.  Details on the Challenge Blog.  And don't forget our current challenge, Anything but Square.  Any stamps are welcome, but at the end of each month, those who use a Papelitos Stamp have another chance to win.  Check the top of the Challenge Blog or our Facebook fan page for a Freebie.  See ya there.

I'm also entering this in the Crafts and Me Use a Digi Challenge, Ink it Pink Use Cool Colors, Stampavie and More Buttons and Bows, 365 Cards Darling Doily Challenge, Oldie But Goodie Friends Challenge (crocheted flowers are several years old) and Simon Says Stamp Let's Play Bingo (Ribbon, FREE, Blooms).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dilly Beans Worn, Torn and Distressed

This week's challenge at Dilly Beans is Worn, Torn and Distressed.  I have to admit, I struggle with distressing.  I'm kind of a "if it ain't perfect, I'm tossing it gal".  Don't get me wrong, I love the look, but when I do it, especially in conjunction with a pretty or cute image, it looks more chewed and spit out than artsy.  I finally did come up with an idea, though.  And bein' a little dude wrapped in rags, I mean... kind of a no brainer.  Meet #180 Mummy and Spider Love Candy.
I printed Mummy 4 times on white card stock once on striped and inked him with Distress.  Then I set out to rip him a part and piece him back together. (A bit challenging, but they, that's what this is about).  He certianly looks distressed, eh?  Then I cut him out and attached him to another print that I'd inked and fussy cut the striped frame and little spider and added that too.
Spidey and the giant lolly are popped for dimension and the "Halloween candy" as well as the DP are from MS.  A little twine and some Rain Dot bats, and there ya go.  My teamies have a whole lot of inspiration at the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog so pop on over and take a gander.

And we're celebrating Dilly Bean's one year birthday at the SHOP with a buy 3 get one free, or buy 10 get 10 free, NO LIMITS!  WooHoo!  Ya gotta go over and see the fab new robots release too.  Super cute!  Have a great weekend!  xx

I'm also entering this in the Totally Papercrafts Frame It Challenge.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wicked Wednesday Frankie and His Bride

I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer on Wicked Wednsday ATC Challenge sponsored by the fabulous Pixie Dust Studio.  The theme this week is Frankie and His Bride, meaning Frankenstein.  WooHoo!  On my ATC, Frankie's Bride is dreaming of her love, Frankie.  I'm pretty sure when they finally get together there'll be lightning!  They're colored with Copics with a little Distress and Raindots in the background.  Frankie's head was fussy cut and popped a top a lighning bolt sticker.  Such a fun challenge.  Be sure to stop by Wicked Wednesday and see the fab work of the DT.  Thanks so much Jenn for having me, and to Pixie Dust Studio for their adorable stamps.  You gotta come play.  It's so much fun working in miniature!

I'm also entering this in ATC's and Cards with Attitude Anything Goes.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Papelitos Anyhing but Square

There's a new challenge at The Papelitos Challenge Blog and it's right up my alley; Anything But Square.  As you know, shaped cards are my THING so I had a ball with this one.  I had many ideas, but finally settled on Devil.  Love his devious expression.  Ya know you can't win against the "House".  LOL 
Devil is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped a top a shaped card made with my Cricut in Design Studio using the Father's Day cart.  The cards are paper pieced.  I was a little surprised that the cuts on Father's Day are mostly  outlines and to make a blackout base, you have to hide all the contours.  (PITA!)  Worth the trouble though, because I love how it came out.
The sentiment is computer generated on a hand cut banner with cool skully brads that add to the dimension.  There are lots of new images at the Papelitos Stamps Etsy Shop, and now until August 15, it's SALE time!  Buy 3 and get the 4th FREE.  Visit often, because there is always something new and Cris's eclectic style means there's something for EVERYONE.  There's tons of inspiration at the Papelitos Challenge Blog so pop on over and take a look.  There are prize winners every week, you don't have to use a Papelitos Stamp to enter (although we love it when you do) and at the end of each month, all those who entered the challenge with a Papelitos Stamp have another chance to WIN!  There's even a Freebie to nab on the Challenge Blog and our Facebook Page.  We currently have a DT call too and the deets are HERE.

I'm also entering this is the Paper Playtime Hot and Spicy with a Diecut or Punch challenge  (oh, come on, ya can't get any hotter than the devil, LOL), Whoopsiedaisy Die cuts and/or Punches, the Alphabet Challenge M is for Men Only, ATC's and Cards with Attitude Anything Goes, Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Anything Goes, Simply Create Too anything Goes (2nd entry) and Di's Digi Designs No Squares Allowed.