Saturday, March 30, 2013

52CCT: Anything Goes{ish}

Hi, friends!  Ready for another fun challenge over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown?  Good, because we've got a super fun one for you this week!

Here's your challenge~

My creation~


These are quickly becoming some of my favorite treat holders to make!  It's a toilet paper roll!!!  I've also used patterned paper by DCWV, a rhinestone by Prima, gold tissue paper by Hallmark, a silver pipe cleaner and silver eyelets from my stash, a clear glitter gel pen, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

So, what altered item will YOU create?!  I can't wait to see it!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek and please take a peek at what the other members of the DT have made as well!  Merry stamping! :)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Digi Haven: SPRING!

Well, last week was spring break for me.  How I miss those days! ;)  Luckily, summer break is just right around the corner, LOL!!!  Anyway, our theme this time around at Digi Haven is SPRING.  Get out your springtime fresh digital stamps and come and play along!

We are sponsored by~

My card~


I've use digital stamps from My Graphico (our sponsor), a die cut from Die Namics, a dry embossing folder by Sizzix, liquid pearls by Ranger, rhinestones by Prima, glimmer mist by Tattered Angles, two markers by Faber Castell (for clouds and grass), and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my digital collage creation!  It was SO much fun to make--I hope you join in our springtime fun as well!  Don't forget to leave some love with the other gals on the DT as well!  HUGS and happy {digi} stamping! :)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MMM: Mid Week Motivation: Garden Spells

Hi!  Since it's my week to play hostess over at Make My Monday, I get to share with you a little Mid Week Motivation in addition to my weekly DT card!

Here's the inspiration I've got for you today~


Inspired by~

For these fabulous challenges~

(I was inspired by the colors & fabulous patterns.)

I was inspired by the story line of the book.  I won't give anything away, but this book is about a woman who has closed herself off to the world because of all the hurt she's had to endure and she has lots of decisions to make through the course of this book.  She eventually learns to follow her heart--it will make you happier than just using logic, even if it does leave you vulnerable and open to more pain.

I've used a patterned card base by DCWV, rhinestones by Prima, glimmer mist by Tattered Angels, and all other supplies are from Stampin' Up!.  If you'd like to know a little bit more about how I created this card, pop on over to Make My Monday!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!  Please come and play along with us this week and don't forget to leave some love with the other DT gals!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)

Inkspirational: March Sketch Challenge

Hello, friends!  It's the last week of the month at Inkspirational!   That means we've got a fun sketch for you to follow and make your very own PLUS an amazing prize for one lucky winner!!!

Our sponsor this month is~

The winner of the March challenges 
will receive a $20 gift card to this amazing store!

Here's the challenge prompt~

My card~


I've used a sentiment stamp from our lovely sponsor, Inspired By Stamping, patterned paper by DCWV, a dry embossing folder by Sizzix, rhinestones by Zva, a stitched flower by Basic Grey, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!  I appreciate it and am so happy when you leave me your sweet comments!  Happy stamping--and don't forget to say hi to the other DT and GDT gals this week, too! :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CYDI: Choose A Season

 - Can You Digi It?
Welcome to another wonderful Can You Digi It? challenge--where your computer is the key to a fabulous handcrafted piece of artwork!  This challenge is a little bit different.  We'd like you to browse through all of your fabulous digital stamps and elements and then CHOOSE A SEASON to portray!

Here's my card~
(I chose spring.)


Products used~
(Store HERE.)

by Lily Pink Designs~
 Daisy - Click Image to Close

by Lily Pink Designs~
Script Flowers - Click Image to Close

by Ranger~
Liquid Pearls - White Opal - Click Image to Close
by Ranger~
Glossy Accents - Click Image to Close

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  I had TONS of fun dressing these gorgeous digis up!  I hope you'll take some time to come and play along with us, too!  I can't wait to see how you dress YOUR digis up!  Happy {digi} stamping! :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

MMM: Garden Spells Inspiration

Hi, friends!  It's my turn to torture you with one of my Literary Inspiration challenges over at Make My Monday!  This time around, I'd like you to be inspired by the book cover and/or story of "GARDEN SPELLS" BY SARAH ADDISON ALLEN.

Here's the book cover~

A little bit about this story: "The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures. A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants - from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys - except for Claire’s rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before. When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire’s quiet life is turned upside down - along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other." (Description from HERE.)

Here's my card~


I've used the Black Magic technique and used stamps by Inspired by Stamping and a sentiment by Stampin' Up!.  The liquid pearl accents are by Ranger, the white ink is by Versamark, the white embossing powder is by Stampendous!, the colored pencils I used to color the images are by Crayola, and the cardstock is all Stampin' Up!.

I love the story of this book.  I was inspired by the layout and theme of the cover but the sentiment was inspired by Claire's personality.  She just keeps going no matter what.  She's blocked out a lot of feelings because they are just too painful and she just stays calm and carries on.  Poor girl!  But there is a happy ending!  Read the book if you care to find out. ;)

Thanks for coming by to take a peek at my creation!  I do hope you'll come and join in our challenge this week and that you'll take a bit more time to say hello to the other gals on the DT!  Happy stamping! :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Scenic Art Journaling

Hi, friends!  I've been following along with Clare's amazing Art Journaling Classes but I missed one--OOPS!!!  So, I had to fix that this weekend!  Her video this time around was about creating a scene.  I was a bit intimidated, but Clare does a great job on her videos so I think I might have succeeded and that this project will be framed and put in my home or given as a gift!  Thanks, Clare!!!

Here's what I came up with~


Can you see the splatter from the water & glimmer mist?

Better detail of the bubble wrap stamping. LOVE this!

Authentique paper roses for some flora.

Torn paper hills with fern stamped over them.

Paper pieced birch trees--a glorious image!

More roses.  I love this fabulous paper!

For these fabulous challenges~

This piece of artwork uses patterned papers from Recollections, Authentique, DCWV, and more from my stash that I'm unsure of.  These papers were used for landscape aspects.

For the sky, I used my blending tool by Ranger, Tempting Turquoise ink by Stampin' Up!, bubble wrap (my newest fave!), good old fashioned water, and some gold glimmer mist by Tattered Angels.  I tried out the drip technique with water and the glimmer mist, but it didn't work exactly right although I do love how it created "clouds" in the sky!  Water is an amazing way to create texture!

The trees and fern stamped images are by Clarity, the sentiment is from Stampin' Up!, and the glitter around the edges of things is by Studio 112.  I paper pieced the trees using white paper to show the amazing birch detail of them.  I LOVE how the white just POPS out at you!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!  I hope you like what you see and that you're inspired to try something new today!  HUGS and happy art journaling!!! :)