Wednesday, November 1, 2017

SheepSki Designs New Blog Challenge

A new challenge started at the SheepSki Designs challenge blog. The theme this month is things with wings. You'll find lots of inspiration and the details right here!!

I used the image - Bryan's Baby --


You'll find this image and all of Andrea's wonderful images in her Etsy Shop!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges -
    Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
   


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween Is Almost Here

I am wrapping up my final Halloween cards.  The images are all from Sandra Caldwell's Etsy Shop -babycakesdnd.

#1705 Witchy Hippo



# 1700 Vampire Hippo


#1153 Super Sized Witch

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

New FB Challenge



SheepSki Designs is starting their new challenge today!! You'll find it in the SheepSki Designs FB group.  I chose the image Steam Power because I never have enough masculine cards.



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges -
   Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
   Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
   Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine

Here is a 10% discount code to use in the shop -  SKIMELISSA10 

Enjoy!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A&H Memories Planner Kit

My friend, Angela, is starting a line of planner products for planner addicts like me. There are already some wonderful kits in the store. She also has a line of digital images that are fun to color and make cards with!! You can find her at A&M Memories on Etsy.

This is her Run for the Cure kit -


I loved using it to create the following layout in my Happy Planner!!


I hope you'll head over and see all her wonderful Planner Kits!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Outlawz Challenge

Time for a new Paper A La Mode challenge at Outlawz Challenges.  This week's theme is Sympathy!!

I used the Pear Tree Blossom for my card below




Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

SheepSki Designs Monthly Blog Challenge

Hello all!! Another monthly blog challenge has started at SheepSki Designs!!! The theme this month is to feature a creature!! So let's see those monsters, animals, insects!!! The challenge information is listed on the blog!

I used Andrea's My Pad with the adorable little frog!! You can find him (or her) in the store right here!!


Unfortunately, I lost the paper I wrote the Copic colors on. I really need to find a better system!!

I'd like to enter him in the following challenges -
     Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes 
    Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

As always, thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Back to School with Sandra Caldwell

I am really excited to be a Guest DT member for Sandra Caldwell. If you haven't checked her store, babycakesdnd on Etsy lately make sure you do!! I just love her style!!

I see Back to School in a whole new way!! When I was teaching, it meant to back to work. Now it means the kids are at school and I have a few hours of quiet during the day!! :-)Even though I am no longer teaching, I am still drawn to school related images!! Not to mention lots of my friends are teachers!!

I created my card using School Days Hippo!!



I used the following Copics
      Hippo - W00, W01, WO2,WO5
      Lips - R20
      Dress and Bow - YR68, Y18

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -
    4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
    

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Yes I am a Nerd!!

Hi all! Stopping by to share another Sandra Caldwell image. I really enjoy creating with Sandra's uniquely drawn images!!

I used High Water Nerd!! Since I am often called a nerd (especially by my children), it was perfect.


I used the following Copics for coloring 
Skin =E000
Hair = E33
Shirt = RV89, V20
Pants =B32
Tie = Y08
Shoes = G16

I'd like to enter him in the following challenges - 
   Addicted to Stamps and More! - Anything Goes
   Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
   Day Dreamer Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sandra Caldwell

Hello again!! Today I want to share a Sandra Caldwell image!! I love her very unique style!! Check out her store here!!

The image is Flamingo Rose.
 






I used the following Copics
  Bird = RV17, RV55
  Bow = YR68, Y15
  Flower = YR68
  Leaf = YG17
  Beak = W1, W4, W7

The patterned paper is Doodlebug Design - "fun in the sun"


I'd like to enter this in following challenges -
    Fab-N-Funky - Anything Goes
    Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
   Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Challenge Blog - Createful Heart Digi

Hello!! I am excited to announce that Mary at Createful Heart Digis is starting a challenge blog today!! This monthly challenge will run from the 15th of August to the 14th of September! The theme is Anything Goes!!  You can find all the rules right here.

I never have Anniversary cards on hand. So for my inspiration card, I used - Sweet Hearts.


I used the following copics to color :
   Skin - E00, E000
   Girl Hair - YR 23, Y17
   Brown Hair - E33, E35
   Girls Clothes - RV34, V01
   Boy Clothes - BV08, BV 11
   Table - C1, C3

Also, head over to the Createful Heart Digi Facebook group!! There is another chance to win!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges -
  Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
   Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
  Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
  Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge

I really need to put together a schedule of my blog posts! It's been busy around our house getting all our summer activities in before school starts the 22nd!!

This week's Paper A La Mode challenge at Outlawz Challenge is all about buttons!!

I used Gnome Sweet Gnome from Dr. Digi.

 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges -


Emerald City - Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Challenge at SheepSki Designs starts today!!

Yep time for another challenge at the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog!! This month's theme is Flower Power! We want to see those flowers!!!

My inspiration piece is Jean's Cherry Blossom --


Also don't forget the Facebook Group Challenge and to enter there for another chance to win SheepSki Designs!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July Release

Today I want to share a couple of cards I made using 2 images from the July release at Angels Hearts and Memories. The only way to get these images - If you are a subscriber, you will receive these! You can always get them when you purchase the $65.00 shop bundle!! To get more details head to her Facebook Group!!






Thanks for stopping by!!






Friday, July 21, 2017

Angels Hearts and Memories Big Sale

It is with a heavy heart that I share Angela is closing Angels Hearts and Memories!!! She is having one last sale and trust me you don't want to miss it!!!!








Be sure to head over and check it all out!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!







Sunday, July 16, 2017

SheepSki Designs - Facebook Challenge

It's time for another challenge in the SheepSki Designs Facebook group! This challenge will run from 7/20/17 to 8/17/17! It is always anything goes. Come join us and have some fun!!

I used the image Harley -

I colored with the following Topics -
   Skin - E0000
   Hair - E33
   Scooter - RV11,
   Scooter Seat - RV1k1, V12
   Wheels - C5
   Background - V20
The paper is from Doodlebug Spring Garden

I'd like to enter her in the following challenges -
   Emerald City Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes (hope you'll support this new challenge blog)
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   That's Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge

It is my week to share a project for the Outlawz challenge which is create a card inspired by a song! Many people may not have heard of the song I chose but my oldest introduced me to it and I love it!! Here's a link to the youtube video - Honeybee.

For my card I used Flowers and Curls from Lemon Shortbread. 


I used the following Copics 
   Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000
   Hair - YR20, YR21, YR23,E33
   Flowers - RV19, RV21, BG15, YR16, Y15, B16, YG17
The paper is from Doodlebug's Fruit Stand

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges -

   Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
   Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
   Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Createful Heart Dragon Fly...

Mary at Createful Heart Digis and Designs is having a little Mini Challenge in her Facebook group.  You can get the image in the group for FREE!! There are a few rules posted in the photo album where you need to place your creation to be qualified!!

I made a card using the free image Dragon Fly -


I used the following Copics - YR02, R11, G12, Y11, V12 and the background is B01 and B12.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Three Muses - Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by!!!
 

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Card using SheepSki Designs image


Quickly stopping by to share a card I made using Sleep Tight from SheepSki Designs.




I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges -

Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!! Enjoy your week!!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Girl and Her Puppy

Hello!!! I used Amy and Furbaby from Angels Hearts and Memories!!! There are lots of wonderful images you can find her store!! I based the layout on this week's Outlawz Sketch Challenge!! I am finding I enjoy using sketches to start off with!!


I used the following Copics to color - (I lost the paper I had everything written on but here's my best guess)
    Skin - E11, E00, E000
    Hair - E35, E33
    Dress and Hat - R22
    Flower - BG13
    Boots - E33
    Dog - N3

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
   The Outlawz Challenges - Wednesday Sketch
   Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
   Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
   Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes
 
Thanks for stopping by!!!

 
 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Coloring Practice Continue!

As some of you may know I am taking classes at My Creative Scoop from Mindy Baxter. She makes everything easy to follow.  In case you didn't know she is also creating digi stamps too!! You can find them in her Etsy store.

For this card I used Rapunzel...

I am still working on skin and hair. I used Mindy's Create with Markers Mega Class. I love how she has the different skills broken into different segments. For this one, I worked with the "Grounding your Image with Sidewalk" segment. 

Thanks for stopping by!!



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

BIG SALE at Angels Hearts and Memories

Angela is having a HUGE sale at her Etsy store!!! If you're like me and LOVE her images, you won't want to miss this!!!










I hope you head over and check out this incredible sale!!



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Time for another SheepSki Designs Challenge

The newest challenge is posted at the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog.  I hope you'll head over and join us. The theme is Square Cardz and it runs the whole month.  You'll also find lots of great inspiration from other Design Team members!!!

I used Daisy from the SheepSki Designs store.


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges -

Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!


Outlawz Challenge - Paper A La Mode

I am so excited to be part of the Outlawz challenge Paper A La Mode challenge. Every Saturday a new challenge is posted with  different techniques, layouts, etc... I lam excited to be part of the team because it helps me to try new ideas!!

This week's challenge is to use your favorite technique. I used creating a background with Distressed Zinc Oxide Ink. I am addicted to these inks and only just beginning to learn all that I can do with them.  We have 2 sponsors this week - Sasayki Glitter. I am working with an image from MMedelillustrations

As a huge X-Files fan, I was excited to work with Scully and Mulder!!!


I created the background using Distress Ink Oxide inks - Wild Violet, Broken China and Faded Jeans.

As always, thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Angels Hearts and Memories New Images

Angels Hearts and Memories has just release 4 new images. You can find them here.

I used Goddess Ivy -

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges -

Digi ChoosDay Challenge - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SheepSki Designs FB challenge!!

Today is the start of the new Facebook challenge in the SheepSki Designs group. It runs from June 20 to July 19th. The theme is always Anything Goes!!!

This month I used 50's Chic for my card. I just love this image!! You can find it and many other wonderful images in the SheepSki Designs Store.




I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges!
     
Angie's Stamps - anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Awesomeness - Anything Goes

     

Sunday, June 18, 2017

CELEBRATE WITH US!!!

Today we are celebrating Andrea's 100th image at SheepSki Designs!!! In honor of this event Andrea is offering the Snowman Selfie image as a freebie on the SheepSki Designs Challenge blog!!! Just head on over and click on Freebies!! While you're there be sure to check out this month's challenge - Girlz Rule!!





You definitely don't want to miss this fun image!!!




Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sharing a little SheepSki Designs

Just stopping by to share a creation using SheepSki Design's Becca.



I'd like to enter you in the following challenges -
    Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
    Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
    Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Beach Ball Kat by Sandra Caldwell

Hi all!! I am sharing a card made using Sandra Caldwell - babycakesdnd. The image is called Beach Ball Kat.  I love her style - it is really unique!!!!!


I am entering this card in the following challenges 
   Outlawz Challenge - Clean and Simple (Sunday)
   Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
   Color Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
   
Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps 7th Birthday Party and Blog Hop

Betty is celebrating her 7th Birthday of being in business!!! 
Let the party begin with a blog hop!! 
Betty has 7 new images all bundled up for you!  You'll find them in the store here.

If you buy the bundle which happens to be discounted as well, you get a beautiful mermaid FREE!!! A BONUS 8th image!!



This offer is good through Sunday June 11th at 10 PM PST!
You can't pass that up!! 8 Images for $14! 
Find all the images here: June 2017

I used Birthday Jude -
I colored him using Copic Makers
   Skin - E00, E000, E0000
   Hair - E33, E35
   Eyes - E23, E25, E27
   Mouth - E04
   Shorts - B97
   Vest - Y18
   Shirt - R17
   Shoes - E15

For my 2nd card I used Birthday Rio -
 Again, I colored using my Copic Markers
    Skin - E00, E000, E0000
    Hair - E35, E33
    Lips - R20
    Eyes - B00, B04, B06
    Skirt - RV17
    Presents - BG15, Y17, G17, YR16
    Banner - YG17, BG15, YR16, RV17



Make sure to leave a comment on EACH blog for a chance to win a $10 SBS Gift Certificate!! The winner will be announced on the Simply Betty Stamps blog along with other winners from our fun filled weekend event over on the SBS Fan page! Come join in on the fun!! Find us here: Simply B Stamps Fan Page

Your next stop is Kate and she can be found here.
Now, if you have lost your way, or came here by means of another one of our DT gals blog, here is the list from start to finish all in one place for you:

Don't forget to leave a comment at each blog for a chance to win!
Thanks for hopping by!!!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

SheepSki Designs Paper Pieced

Hi!! Today I am sharing a card created using SheepSki Designs 50's Chic image. This is my first time paper piecing using a digital image.



I am entering this in the following challenges -
    Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
    Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Big Sale at Simply Betty Stamps!!

Betty has put many retired images on sale!!!  The best deal is 104 Retired Images for $20.00.  You can also get individual retired images for $2.00 each!! You'll find this sale here!!



Here's a card using one of these retired images - Coffee Bre.



I colored using - 
Skin - E01, E00, E000
Sweater - Y02, Y00
Pants - BG02, BG01
Scarf/Hat/Boots - RV55, RV52
Eyes - B16
Coffee Cup - E33

Be sure to head over there and get some of these awesome images that won't be available for much longer!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SheepSki Designs Sponsorships

This week SheepSki Designs is sponsoring Passionate Paper Creations!!! You will find games. prizes and a code for 20% off. You'll find this group right here.  There will also be lots of inspiration from the DT and others using Andrea's wonderful images!!

Today I used - Rachel 


She is one of my first SheepSki Design images!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
   

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Angel Hearts and Memories Latest Release

I love this release and can't wait to color and create with all the new images. The theme for this month is decade girls!! I was excited to receive Rock Star Molly as my image!!! I've been singing Cindy Lauper in my head the whole time I was creating. As a child of the 80's I LOVE this image!!!
Here she is ----


I used Copics to color her -
     Skin - E11, E00
     Hair - E13, E11
     Dress and Hairband- R89, RV32
     Shoes - W5
     Microphone - C3

I'd like to enter her in the following challenges -

     Color Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
      Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
     Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
     Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Thanks for coming by and be sure to go see the other Decade Girls in the Angels Hearts and Memories shop!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Sale at Simply Betty Stamps!!!





I am so excited to tell you that Betty is having an awesome sale which includes a freebie with purchase!!! She has just released new images and as always they are fantastic!! You can find all the information here.

The newest freebie choice is Hope -


You don't want to miss out on this sale!! 

Thanks to all who have served - Happy Memorial Day!!!




Saturday, May 20, 2017

Creative Scoop Princess Coloring Class

I am taking an awesome class from My Creative Scoop - Princess Coloring Class.  Mindy's classes are fantastic at explaining and showing you how to use Copics.




I started with the Belle image and used the same colors as listed on the Supply List.

BEFORE




 AFTER


I still have so much to learn. It is great being able to watch and rewatch the video. I also like the classes because I can figure out what I need to improve with my coloring. 

For Example
   - I need to do better at holding my markers up straight
   - I am not good at leaving white areas
   - When making strands of hair, I make the lines too thick.

Those are just a few of my take aways. 

I highly recommend you check Mindy's Classes out!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge

I wanted to share my creation for the new SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge. It is a great chance to win some free SheepSki Designs image. You may want to pick some images by checking out Andrea's Store - SheepSki Designs.

Here's a little inspiration---

Image - Bubble Fun


 I'd like to enter this in the following challenges-
    Creative Moments - Anything Goes
    Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
    Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

As always, thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mother's Day Card

Stopping by to share my first Mother's Day card for this year.  This is the SheepSki Design image For Mum/Mom/Mam Image no 15.




I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -
   4 Crafty Chicks - Celebrate Women
   Crafting with An Attitude - Anything Goes
   Start Stamps - Make it For Mom
   
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!