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August 23, 2017

Butterfly Princess

This week at the Crafty Gals Corner we have a challenge to use dies or punches.  I love to use dies, so I am so excited about this challenge!

This is Arielle Butterfly Princess Fae from Faery Ink.  I fell in love with her after I saw the way Amanda colored her for the shop.  I loved the color combo, but I wanted to try something new.  I used a coloring technique to make her winks look glittery.  I colored the image with Copic markers and then added the shiny glitter with a white gel pen.  The technique was from the Kit and Clowder class last month.  What do you think?!  I just got the border die in my August Spellbinders die kit of the month!  There were 4 gorgeous borders in the kit.  I know I will use them a lot!

Faery Ink is our sole sponsor this month and you have a chance to win three digital images from the shop.  You can click the badge below and check out all of the amazing new images Amanda has released recently!  Sign up for her newsletter while you are there.  Each month she has a One Day Fae and gives away one of her gorgeous images for 24 hours!

Faery Ink

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Echo Park Eyelet Circles dies
Spellbinders August die kit border
Recollections enamel dots
I Am Roses flowers
The Paper Studio butterfly charm
Maya Road butterfly trinket pin
Stampin' Up! ribbon

August 22, 2017

Back to School

It's that time of the year again.  The kiddos return to school.  My kids are grown now, and sometimes I miss shopping for school supplies and school clothes.  But then I see the chaos at the store, and I quickly get over it!

This week at Crafty Sentiments Designs the theme is anything goes so I decided to make a card with a back to school theme.

This stamp is Back to School.  I colored him using Copic markers and I fussy cut him then popped him up on a stitched oval die from Rubbernecker Stamps.  I kept it pretty simple, but I was so excited when I found these pencil buttons in my stash!

You have a chance to win some great prizes for playing along.  You don't have to use a Crafty Sentiments stamp or image, but if you do you can win even more!

I hope you decide to play along!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Dress It Up buttons (pencils)
Prima buttons (round)
Michaels dollar bin ribbon
Targe dollar bin leather ribbon trim

August 20, 2017


This week for the Rubbernecker Stamps Sweet Sunday post, I decided to make a sweet friendship card.

I used Daisies and colored them with Copic markers.  I also used a bit of clear Wink of Stella on the circles blowing by.  The sentiment comes from the Create a Garden 3 set.

Come join us for our challenge.  You could win a gift certificate to spend in the shop.  You don't have to use Rubbernecker products to play along, but if you have them, we always love to see them.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Echo Park Stitched Rectangles dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Michaels dollar bin butterfly
Lace and ribbon from my stash

August 18, 2017

Little Lulu

For my project today over at Rubbernecker Stamps, I decided to use Lulu and make a thank you card.  I love these cartoon kids, if you couldn't tell!

I colored Lulu with Copic markers and used one of the new Rubbernecker Stamps nesting die sets.  I have been dying for a set of stitched ovals and they had the perfect set!  I used the Best Friends Etc stamp set for the sentiment.

Come join in our challenge!  You have a chance to win a gift certificate for the shop for playing along.  You don't even have to use Rubbernecker Stamps products to play.  But we always love seeing them.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
I Am Roses flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts pearl heart
Pearl and ribbon from my stash.

August 17, 2017

Make a Wish

This week at Creative Knockouts, we have a choose your own challenge of sorts!  It's time for some crafty bingo and you get to pick your winning line.


My winning lines were Digi Stamp - Embossing - Die Cuts and Digi Stamp - Sentiment - Ribbon.

I used I Dream of Genie from Dr. Digi.  He was colored with Copic markers and I used gold Wink of Stella on his earring, gem and bottle and clear Wink of Stella on his smoke.  The sentiment is from Rubbernecker Stamps Best Friend Etc set.  I stamped it on glitter paper with StazOn ink.  

You have a chance to win an awesome prize from Dr. Digi for playing along with us this week.  You can click the badge below to pop over and wander through the shop.

Prize of 2 images

Pick your winning line and come play along.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Conversation Bubbles 4
Sizzix Stars and Swirls embossing folder
Creatology star
Crate Paper Toy Box ribbon
The Paper Studio enamel dot
Michaels dollar bin gems

August 14, 2017

Beautiful Lilly

Hello MoonFlower fans!  I have some inspiration for you today as well as some news so I hope you are ready!

This is Lilly the Dancing Princess and you can find her in the shop now.  I colored her with Copic markers and cut her out using the Silhouette Cameo.  She is such a gorgeous digi from her amazing eyes and flowing hair to her beautiful layered gown.  She was a challenge to color and I enjoyed every minute of it.  She has gold Wink of Stella on her crown for some gorgeous sparkle as well as a sparkly die cut behind her.

The great news about this image is it is being used in a class at Kit and Clowder that will be offered for just one more day!  Moonflower sponsored the monthly class and if you sign up, you get a coupon code for 50% off of this image.  There is another gorgeous image for the pencils class (this is the markers) so why not sign up for both!  You get a little bit of a discount if you do.  I purchased the class because the class image has a gorgeous sequins layer to the gown.  I NEED to know how to do that!  Alyce breaks down all the techniques step by step so you don't need to be a pro to color this image.

If you take the class, we would love to see how your image turned out.  Pop over to the MoonFlower group on Facebook and show it off!

Card measures 5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
I Am Roses flowers
Stampin' Up! Venetian Crochet trim
Wild Orchid Crafts pearl spray
My Life One Charm at a Time crown charm
Recollections pearls
Ribbon from my stash

August 11, 2017


It is time for a new release at Sami Stamps and this month Sami has created a dreamy release for you!

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Aren't these unicorns gorgeous and dreamy?!  I love them so much!  They are available in the shop now, so pop over and add them to your cart!

I used Rose Unicorn for my project and colored it with Copic markers.  I added a little silver Wink of Stella to the horn and the hooves.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the image.  The sentiment is from Rubbernecker Stamps' Discovery Words stamp set.

Our challenge this month is to use bright colors.  You have a chance to win fabulous Sami Stamps prizes for playing along.  Just remember to use a Sami Stamps image to be eligible.  Check the shop, there is usually a freebie available.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbidners Decorative Labels One
I Am Roses Flowers
The Paper Studio gemstone heart
The Paper Studio lace
Recollections silver glitter gems
Ribbon from my stash