Thursday, August 17, 2017

Swallowtail on Coneflower -- for Bloom Arts Stamps

Hello fellow crafters!  I have a gorgeous digi to share with you today from Bloom Arts Stamps.  It's titled simply, Swallowtail on Coneflower.  



I colored up Swallowtail on Coneflower with Copic markers, then used a die from Top Dog dies to cut it out.  The background paper is from MHKDesigns.  The card base is an SVG file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. 

I'm not a huge violet person, but I really like how this turned out.  Maybe it's the orange and purple together that makes for a striking combination.

Bloom Arts Stamps has many great digital and clear stamps that are wonderful for whatever your favorite coloring medium it.  Make sure and check them out! 



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You Are Marvelous -- an MHKDesigns New Release

Today, the MHKDesigners are showcasing another fantastic New Release!  Start on the MHKDesigns blog
for inspiration and a chance to win the set for yourself!

Flowers are my favorite thing to color. I love to experiment with different color combinations.  

I'm featuring the New Release, 'Marvelous' Digital stamp set on today's card, along with one paper from the MHKDesigns Radiant Rainbow digital paper pack...


I colored the flower from the Marvelous stamp set with Copic markers, then used a Spellbinders die to cut it out.  The sentiment is also from the Marvelous Stamp Set.  The card base is a cut file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons. The lace and crinkle ribbon are by 3 Girl JAM. 

MHKDesigns Products used on this card:



Have you entered the MHKDesigns challenge yet?  You still have plenty of time, as it runs all month.  Use an MHKDesigns image, and it's Anything Goes!  


Back to School -- with Crafty Sentiments Designs

It's Tuesday, and there's a Back To School theme at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog this week.  It's perfect timing, and kids are getting ready for school just about everywhere!  

I have created a card with Isobel, and she is Hitting the Books.  This is Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, Isobel - Hitting the Books.


I colored Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, Isobel - Hitting the Books with Copic markers.  It was so fun to color this design!  

I found the designer paper of book covers at Pixel Scrapper.  The silver glimmer trim is from Close To My Heart, and so is the sentiment.  The tag that the sentiment is stamped on is from Paper  Wishes.

I hope you join in on the Back to School challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog.  I'd love to see what you make!

Shy Skunks Sneak Peek -- for Pickled Potpourri

Hello, crafty friends!  I'm posting today on the Pickled Potpourri blog.  You'll find my full post here on Friday, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek today.  Here it is 😀


Friday, August 11, 2017

Make a Joyful Noise! for QKR Stampede

It's Fri------------Daaaaaaay!   And time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge blog.  This week's optional theme is "Inspired by Music" or you can use an 'Anything Goes' theme. 

Here's my project for this week's challenge:


This card uses QKR Stampede digi Cat Calling (Q-digi14516), colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The papers were found at Pixel Scrapper.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM, and the paw print brad is from my stash.

I hope you can join us this week at QKR Stampede.  You may win some of the awesome digis for yourself, and I'd love to see what you make!  Don't forget our optional 'Inspired by Music' theme!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

You Are Brilliant -- an MHKDesigns New Release

August 10 -- time for more New Release inspiration, starting on the MHKDesigns blog.  Today, we're showcasing the MHKDesigns New Release, 'Light of the World'.


I wanted this to be bright and bold, just like that lightbulb.  I accomplished the look using not only the Light of the World digital stamp set (colored with Copic markers) for both the image and the sentiment, but also using MHKDesigns digital papers, Sunflower Sampler

MHKDesigns products used:


Visit the MHKDesigns blog to start your journey of all the talented designers.  Leave comments on each designers blog and you could win this set (or all the New Releases!) for yourself.  Don't forget about the MHKDesigns challenge.  It's just getting started.  It's anything goes, if you use an MHKDesigns image, and it runs all month. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Christmas Frames -- an MHKDesigns New Release

"We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy new year!"   Are you singing yet?  At least humming to yourself?  Well, you should be because it's time for New Releases at MHKDesigns and that's reason to sing, shout, and jump up & down!

Today, the design team are showcasing "Christmas Frames."  It's a great vintage set with some traditional Christmas sentiments that a perfect for cards and tags.  I have one more card ready for the 2017 Christmas season!



I used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils on the Christmas Frames digital stamp set, nicely tucking the sentiment inside the frame (included with the set).  I used soft greens to keep with the vintage feel.  Papers for this card, also from MHKDesigns, are the Simply Seasonal digital papers.

MHKDesigns products used on this card:




Visit the MHKDesigns blog to start your journey of all the talented designers.  Leave comments on each designers blog and you could win this set (or all the New Releases!) for yourself.  Don't forget about the MHKDesigns challenge.  It's just getting started.  It's anything goes, if you use an MHKDesigns image, and it runs all month.