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June 29, 2016

Yum! Watermelon!

It is time for our new challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.  This week is anything goes, but I am stuck in a summer theme.  It is so hot, I thought watermelon would be a wonderful treat!

I used Watermelon Ellie from Paper Nest Dolls for this project.  She is colored with Copic markers and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut her out.  I thought the gingham paper gave it a bit of a picnic feel.   Although, right now it is way to hot for a picnic here!

We have two generous sponsors for this week's challenge.  You can click the badges below to magically pop over each shop and take a look.

Prize of 3 digital images


Prize of a $20 gift certificate

I can't wait to see all of your projects!  Hopefully I won't melt before then!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Favorite Findings button (black)
Buttons Galore buttons
The Paper Studio brad (green)
Recollections pearls
Recollections flowers
Michaels dollar bin gems
Fabric brads and ribbon from my stash

June 28, 2016

More Summer!

I don't know about where you are...but here it has been HOT!  Living in the southern part of the US, I expect it to be warm this time of the year.  However, not only has it been hot, but the air has been still so that sticky air just sits right on you!  This week at Crafty Sentiments Designs, our challenge is anything goes, but I stuck with a bit of summer for my project.

I chose some fun summery colors for My Summer Hat.  This little cutie is available as a rubber stamp in the shop.  She was fussy cut by I forget how long that can take!  The die behind her was actually a square like the one I used for the card.  I didn't like the way it fit, so I cut it, overlapped it and taped it back together.  I was going to just use the part I cut off, but I didn't like the way it looked without the circles on the right side.

Be sure to play along with us because you have a chance to win 3 digital stamps of your choice.  There are a lot to choose from in the shop, so go make your wish list and pop in and play.  It's anything goes, so it is super easy to play along.

Card measures approx. 5.5" x 5.5"
LifeStyle Crafts Nesting Eyelet Squares dies
Buttons Galore buttons
Freckled Fawn enamel dots
Mark Richards crystal stickers
Michaels dollar bin goosebump gems
Michaels dollar bin gems
flower, rubbon, and doily from my stash

The Empress

It is my turn to provide a little inspiration on the MoonFlower Blog.  This week we are using Camellias Empress and I can't believe how different they all are!

I colored Camellias Empress with Copic Markers.  I used this fabulous paper by Tracy Wray.  If you are on Facebook, you can join the Art by Miran group.  Tracy does a new set each month for free!  I took the colors for the image from the paper.  The frame is a Silhouette cut file.

If you have some MoonFlower Digital Stamps you have colored, show them to us in the MoonFlower Facebook group!  We would love to see them.  Even if you haven't colored any, just pop in and say hello.

Did you know MoonFlower Digital Stamps also has a Pinterest board?  Here you can find all kinds of gorgeous MoonFlower inspiration!

Hope to see you in the group soon!

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Dress It Up buttons
Recollections pearls (orange)
American Crafts pearls (large)
Lace, flower, and ribbon from my stash

June 23, 2016

So Charming!

Welcome to the new challenge at Creative Knockouts.  This week is A Charmed Life: use a charm on your project.

This week I used Sweet Sai the Fairy from Oddball Art.  She was colored with Copics and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I just got the Heart Circles dies and was so excited to have them for this project.  I also used clear Wink of Stella on her wings, because fairy wings must sparkle!  It took a little fiddling, but I love the way the twine makes a heart as well.  =)

Oddball art is our sole sponsor for this week's challenge.  Click the badge below to pop over and look at all of the images in the shop.  You have a chance at 3 digital images of your choice if you win!

Card measures 5.5! x 5.5"
Spellbinders Heart Circles dies
Doodlebug Designs twine
Buttons Galore Buttons
The Paper Studio gold heart charm
The Paper Studio Gemstone flowers
Recollections pearls
The Ribbon Girl lace heart
flower, doily, and ribbon from stash

June 22, 2016

Sparkle and Shine

Wow!  Wednesday again!  So hard to believe it is here already.  Wednesday means it is time for a new challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.  This week we challenge you to a little sparkle and shine!

This is Elegant Gown Bride from Lemon Shortbread.  She was printed on Cryogen White paper from Paper Temptress so she has a subtle shimmer.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to photograph, so you will have to take my word for it!  =P  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  Cryogen White is not a bright white so I used some cream markers to accent the folds in her dress.  I added some shine with a lovely metallic gold paper I have had in my stash for years.  I got it at a stamp convention from a company called The Paper Cut.  They have some wonderful papers and I always visit their booth and spend way more than I should!

We have two lovely sponsors this week.  You can click on the badges below to pop over and do a little shopping.

Prize of 3 digital images


Prize of the three digital stamps below.

I hope you will take a little time to sparkle and shine with us!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
American Crafts bow
American Crafts pearls (large)
Recollections pearls (small)
The Paper Studio metallic buttons
Bead Gallery heart bead
Mesh and flower from my stash

June 15, 2016

More Summer Inspiration

Wow!  What a crafty week it has been already!  And here it is Wednesday and time for another Crafty Gals Corner challenge!  The challenge this week is Summer Fun.

I used Aurora Spring Butterfly from the East Wind for this project.  She is colored with Copics and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  The digi actually had dots and bubbles, but I added the enamel dots and sequins where those were instead.  I just loved the idea of laying in the grass and watching the butterflies so I wanted to give that feeling without creating an actual scene.  I printed the word "dream" onto a scrap piece of card stock and then used the die to cut it out.  The die is from Spellbinders and is actually a speech bubble.  I just cut off the little tail to make it into a cloud.  I saw these used on someone's project and loved the stitched look.  The enamel dots I used actually started out as pony beads.  I melted them in the oven (whew! what a smell) and they become the perfect shape for enamel dots.  The size of the dot is determined by the size of the bead you start with.  I have also seen people use perler beads for the same purpose.  You can find a number of tutorials online for the process.

We have two generous sponsors this week: The East Wind and Sassy Studio Designs.  You can click the badges below to head over to the shop.

Prize of 3 digital images


Prize of 4 digital images

Let's see your summer projects!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Conversation Bubble Four
A Muse Studio Landscape dies
A Muse Studio sequins
The Ribbon Girl lace
The Bead Gallery butterfly bead
Stampin' Up! ribbon
Flowers and enamel dots from my stash

June 14, 2016


We have a great challenge for you this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  It is getting warm outside (north of the equator, anyway!) and our thoughts are turning to summertime fun!  Our challenge this week is Summer.  Either summer activities, colors, or something that reminds you of summer.

I chose the stamp Primrose - Beach Life for my project.  She is colored with Copics and fussy cut by hand.  I really need to take some time to learn how to use my PixScan mat!  That would make cutting out stamps so much easier!

You have the chance to win three digital stamps of your choice from the Crafty Sentiments Designs store.  Click the badge below to check out all of the adorable digis on offer.  While you are there, check out all of the wonderful rubber stamps too!

I can't wait to see all of your summertime inspiration!

Card measures 5"x 5.5"
Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Four
Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thrity-Four
Darice Beach Waves embossing folder
The Paper Studio sea creatures charm
Jolee's Boutique shell dimensional stickers
Stampin' Up! ribbon
Simplicity lace
Target $1 bin twine
Horizon Group gems
ribbon (peach) from my stash

Just Dance!

It is my turn to bring a little bit of inspiration to the MoonFlower Blog this week.  I chose Gigi Flap Dancer for my project this week.

Gigi Flap Dancer was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I also wanted a mat for her, so I used the Cameo to cut that as well.  She has a touch of gold Wink of Stella on her hair pin, necklace, and waist pin.  Love all of the sparkle that little pen gives!  The pattern on the black card stock is actually foiled.  It was so hard to get a good picture.  Either there is too much shine or not enough.  There never seems to be a happy medium!  I found the sentiment among all of my Stampin' Up! stamps and thought it was perfect!  This could be a birthday card or just a celebrate a special event card.

You should join us in the MoonFlower Digital Stamps Facebook group.  There are so many talented ladies on the team and in the group.  It is a place to get a ton of inspiration and a sneak peek now and then.  I hope to see you there!

Card measures 5" x 5.5"
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing Folder
The Paper Studio flower (black)
EK Success metallic embellihsments
Stampin' Up! Fabulous Four stamp set
Spellbinders Labels 18
Michael's $1 bin gems
ribbon flowers from my stash

June 12, 2016

Thinking of You

Welcome back to a new challenge at the Corrosive Challenge.  This month the theme is lots of layers.  We want you to pile them on!

I used Pretty Girl from SLS Lines.  I even layered my embellishments!  Your layers don't have to be extra fancy, they just have to be there. =)  My sentiment has 5 layers, and my image also has 5 counting the background paper.  I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment is also a Silhouette cut file that was filled and printed instead of being cut.

We have two awesome sponsors for you this month. You can click the badges below to pop over and check out the shops.


Let's see all those layers!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Silhouette cut file Thinking of You/Best Day Phrase by Kolette Hall
Simplicity lace
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Buttons Galore buttons
Stampin' Up! baker's twine - Wisteria Wonder
Recollections pearls
Wink of Stella - gold

June 9, 2016

With a Flourish

We have a fun challenge for you this week at the Creative Knockouts.  Our theme is Fancy Flourishes and we want to see a flourish on your card.

I used Smell the Flowers Pixie from Lemon Shortbread for this project.  The flowers on the background paper have flourished stems, so I thought it was perfect for this challenge.  I colored the pixie with Copics to match, popped the sheet into the Silhouette Cameo for cutting, and then she landed here. =)

Lemon Shortbread is our sponsor for this week.  You have the chance to win 3 digital images!  So exciting.  Wish I could play along!  Click the badge below to pop over to the shop and see what's new!

Flourishes can make everything seem so fancy!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Small
Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder chevron ribbon
The Paper Studio gemstone flowers
Buttons Galore buttons
Queen & Co Goosebumps
Jolee's Boutique dragonfly
Recollections pearls
flower from my stash

June 8, 2016

Pop of Color

We have a great challenge for you this week at the Crafty Gals Corner.  We want to see a pop of color.  So use primarily neutrals with a pop of color.

I used Steampunk Rose Bug by Rick St. Dennis for this project.  Such a unique image!  I loved it immediately and thought it would look awesome colored in Sepia tones with a pop of color for the rose.   I printed the image on Cryogen White card stock from The Paper Temptress then pulled out my Copic E50's and got to work.  The Cryogen White has a lovely shimmer to it!  I chose the burgundy as my pop of color to match the Cordovan Leather paper from the Paper Temptress for my pop of color.  I also used the Cordovan Leather for the die and for the band across the card.  The texture of this paper really is so much like leather.  It was just missing that leather smell. =P  The embossed layer is the Khaki Ruche (crepe) also from the Paper Temptress.  This paper has such a great texture on its own, and then with the embossing it is amazing!  The oval behind the rose was cut from a scrap of Opal in card stock weight.  It has such a lovely shimmer.  You can also buy it from the Paper Temptress.  When I pulled out all of my embellishments, I loved the metal flower.   It actually had a white pearl brad for the center, which didn't really match all of the creamy tones, so I removed the brad and replaced it with a gold-toned pearl.

If you haven't guessed, we have two wonderful sponsors, The Paper Temptress and Rick St. Dennis, this week.  You can click the badges below to pop over and start shopping.

Prize of $25 gift certificate


Prize of 2 digital images

Can't wait to see your pop of color.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals dies
Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder
Tim Holtz Mini Gears
Tim Holtz Sprockets
The Paper Studio Antique flower brads
The Paper Studio metallic buttons
American Crafts Pearls
Recollection Pearl (flower center)
Flowers from my stash

June 4, 2016


It is time for another challenge at the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends.  Our challenges are always anything goes, so it is easy to play along.

This week I used Emma the Skipper from Fred, She Said Designs for my project. She is colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment is from the stamp set.  There are three stamps and sentiments in the pack.  Such a great value!  In the additional stamps Emma has a flower on her shirt and in the other her shirt is plain.  The ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and was part of a prize pack I won!  The pearl enamel dots are melted pony beads. They look great and are so cost effective!

We have two fabulous sponsors this week. You can click the badges to pop over and shop.

Prize of 7 digi stamps


Prize of 3 digital stamps

Come play with us!

Cars measures 5.5" x 4.25
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
Stampin' Up! Doily
The Paper Studio enamel heart
Dress It Up buttons
Flower and ribbon from my stash