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July 4, 2015

Country Girl

Welcome to another fun challenge at the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog.  As always, our challenge is Anything Goes.  I had the opportunity to work  with a lovely image from Karleigh Sue.

The image is Country Girl's Heart and you can find it in the Karleigh Sue shop on Etsy.  I colored it using Copics.  The plaid background paper and the paper behind the image are from Nitwit Collections.  I just love Mary Fran's fat quarter bundle digital paper.  They have the feel of quilt fabrics.  This collection is Winter Wishes and comes with a ton of wonderful elements as well as all of the gorgeous papers.  If you prefer real paper, you can find some of them in paper pads at Lily of the Valley.

We have three wonderful and generous sponsors for this challenge.  Click the badge and you will be magically transported to each sponsor's shop.

Bugaboo (Prize of 7 digital stamps)

A Day for Daisies (Prize of $12 gift certificate for the shop)

Karleigh Sue ($10 shop credit)

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!

Card measures 5.5" 4.25"
Spellbinders Teardrop Circles
The Paper Studio flowers
Nitwit Collections Winter Wishes digital paper
Hat pin made by me
ribbon from my stash

July 1, 2015

Hopping and Celebrating

Welcome to your next stop on the Crafty Gals Corner blog hop.  We are celebrating our new design team and I am excited to be one of the newbies.  I am looking forward to inspiring you each week.  You should have come here from Mari's blog.  If you didn't and you would like to start from the beginning, you can find the full list below.  Our challenge this week is A Ray of Sunshine.  You need to use yellow on your project.

I used Messy Bessy from My Besties for my project.  She is colored with Copics.  The background paper is from GracieEllie Design.  I printed the paper twice and cut out some of the flowers from the second one and popped them up.

We have three wonderful sponsors for the challenge this week (clicking the badge will take you to the shop):

Elisabeth Bell (prize of the two images used by the design team)

My Besties (prize of 3 of the 5 images used by the design team)

Graciellie Design (prize of the Summer Joy digital paper pack)

Your next stop on the hop is Samantha.  I know she has something wonderful for you to see!  If you get lost, the list is below for you.

Blog Hop Schedule:
Rae Ann <-------you are here
Crafty Gals Corner

I  hope you join us this week for our sunny challenge!  

Card Measures 5.5" x 5.5"
La La Land Crafts Heart Banner
Prima wood buttons
Vintage button from my stash
Queen & Co twine
Stampin' Up! ribbon
Rhinestones, green trim, and crocheted lace from my stash

June 26, 2015

Oh My Gosh!!

The other day I saw a project using a gorgeous stamp from MoonFlower Digital Stamps. I had never heard of the company so I popped over to the shop and totally fell in love with all of the images.  I found the company on Facebook and joined the group and liked the page so I could see all of the gorgeous inspiration.  Not long after, a design team call was posted.  I nervously threw my name in the hat.

I am so excited to announce that I was selected to join the MoonFlower Digital Stamps design team!  These gorgeous stamps will be so much fun to work with!  Check out the shop and I know you will fall in love like I did.

If you sign up for the newsletter, you will get a gorgeous freebie as well.  This month is Elf Maiden.  Here is a peek at what she looks like.

I can't wait to start working with these images!

June 15, 2015

Exciting News!!

I have some exciting news!  I applied for a design team position for the Crafty Gals Corner challenge blog a few weeks ago!  I was asked to join the team!  I am so excited and will start designing on July 1st.  We are going to have a celebration blog hop, so watch this space!!

Come join in the fun at the Crafty Gals Corner.  The challenges change weekly and there are some great challenge themes!

Grab Our Badge!

You still have a little bit of time before the Great Outdoors Challenge ends.  Pop on over and see what inspiration my new teamies have created for you!

June 6, 2015


We have another wonderful anything goes challenge over at the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog.  I decided to try something a little different for me.  Last time I did something different, it was over the top shabby chic, about a little CAS for a change?!

This image is Texting Diva from Kenny K.  I thought she was perfect for a "keeping in touch" kind of card.  I cut an alphabet collage background using my Silhouette Cameo.  I wanted it to kind of blend into the background to keep it simple.  I always struggle with these cards.  I never feel like they are finished and always feel like something is missing.  As I write this...I still feel like something is missing!!  I guess CAS just doesn't come naturally to me!

We have three wonderful sponsors for this challenge. (Clicking the picture will take you to each shop.)

Drawn With Character (prize of three images)

Kenny K (prize of three images)

Lemon Shortbread Digi Stamps and Pages (prize of three images)

Be sure to leave them some love on the challenge blog or on their blogs.  Without them, we couldn't do what we do!!

I can't wait to see all of your lovely creations this week!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Silhouette Cameo Alphabet Collage by Loni Leah Designs
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Stampin' Up! Hello You Thinlits dies

May 2, 2015

A Little Monster

Welcome to the next Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends challenge.  As always the theme is anything goes.  I got to work with a little Bugaboo image for this challenge.  I was inspired by a card that Lou Daubney posted on Facebook.  You can see that card on her blog.

As I have wandered through the Silhouette Design Store, I have stayed away from the frames because I figured I would never use them for a card.  Well, when Lou posted her card on Facebook, I knew I had been very, very wrong!  So using Monster Rose from Bugaboo and Flourish Frame  by Tanya Batrak from the Silhouette Design Store, I created this card.  Monster Rose was colored with Copics.  Isn't he just the sweetest?

I would like to thank our wonderful sponsors for this challenge.  They have put up some wonderful prizes once again!  Click the badge to visit each website.

Sami Stamps (prize of a $12 Gift Certificate)

Bugaboo Stamps (prize of 7 images)

Ching-Chou Kuik Fantasy Stamps (prize of 1 image)

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Flourish Frame by Tanya Batrak - Silhouette Design Store
Pearls and flowers from my stash

April 4, 2015

Gettin' Shabby!

This is my first official challenge post for the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.  I am so excited!  I got to work with the wonderful Whimsy Romance pack from Michele R Designs.  There are so many gorgeous papers and elements in this pack!

I used Whimsy Romance paper #4 (it ended up mostly covered under the second layer) and insert #3.  I also used a tag, banner, and paper bow from the pack.  I cut the die using paper #2.  I love the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo.  It made using the elements even easier and everything is digital so you can scale it to whatever size works for your project.

The only thing I was missing was a stamp!  I used As You Wish from Tiddly Inks and colored it with Copics.  Fans of The Princess Bride will see the inspiration!

The challenge at Tiddly Inks is anything goes, so I am entering this in that challenge as well.

We have some wonderful sponsors for our challenge.  I would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring us.

Cottage Rose Graphics (prize of $20 to spend in store)

Kith and Kin (prize of 3 images)

and Michele R. Designs (prize of €10 Gift Voucher)

Card measures 5" x 5"
Michele R. Designs Whimsy Romance 
Maya Road charm
Paper Studio flower
Lace, trim, and pearls from my stash.