Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gotta Be In It, To Win It :)

Good afternoon all my crafty friends!  What a wonderful, busy week it has been here for our family.   We decided to go camping with all the girls for the first time!  What an adventure - and so much fun :)

While we were away, there has been a DT Call going on over at Tiddly Inks!  I have been biting at the bit to get inky and try out.  Thankfully, we came home in time so that I could create something and throw my hat into the ring.

Christy wanted us to use our very most favorite Tiddly Inks image on our creation for the call.  Well, that was a pretty tall order, since I'm totally in love with just about every image in her store ;).  I decided, however, to go with my favorite girl, Wryn ;)


I just love Wryn as  Teacher Helper!!!  Her glasses.....her stack of books.....*yum!* ...I mean, really, what is not to love about this cutie??  I brought her to life with  my Copics and distressed her with my Tim Holtz distress tool.  The fabby papers are the Hall Pass collection from We R Memory Keepers and they are just perfect for those notes to the teacher or even some cutie bookmarks!  After the image and papers were distressed, I inked everything in my Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.  I then found the perfect button in my stash and added some twine to finish it all off!


Working for Christy and with her amazing art would definitely be a dream come true!  I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Lots of luck to all the creative ladies out there that applied!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Keep On Rockin'

Hey folks!

I have a quick post today to share a masculine, CAS card *gasp*!  My daughter's boyfriend is celebrating his birthday today, so it was time to put aside those girly and cutesy stamps for something boyish.  So challenging for me!

Her boyfriend is into guitars so I thought it only fitting to use the adorable digi stamp from Some Odd Girl called Guitar Kody, which you can find in the SOG store by clicking here!




I used the current Sweet Sunday sketch and the current challenge on the SOG facebook page which is Stars and Stripes as inspiration for my creation.  I stamped off a sentiment from the SOG Music Mae stamp set using Frost White Colorbox Pigment Ink.  The papers were a gift from my friend Gina.

Thats it for me today!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Challenges:
Sweet Sunday - Sketch Challenge 229
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes with Twist:  Get Wordy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A little hello

And when I say little, boy do I mean it!!

The challenge over at Tiddly Inks this fortnight is anything tiny like an ATC or a gift card holder, or a tiny card.  So, being as tho I have not done an ATC in ages, I decided to try a 4x4 card thinking that it would be an easy task.  Ha!    What was I thinking?  Well it definitely challenged me, thats for sure!!

Here is my creation:

I colored this cutie patootie with Copics!  The papers are from the Simple Stories/ Summer Fresh collection and I just love them to bits!  The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions Many Mini Occasions stamp set and is inked in Momento Rhubarb Stalk.  I decided to round the corners with my Making Memories corner rounder and then slapped on some cute Washi tape to finish it off!  Simples yet totally adorable, don't ya think?

Hoping you'll join all the fun over at the TI challenge blog!  There's plenty of time to enter your creation!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

~hugs
Sara

Challenges:
Tiddly Inks - Tiny Creations
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
KKWW - Anything Goes with Any Stamp


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Many Thanks

Hey my crafty friends!

Its been hard to find some time to craft with the kids home from school , but I managed to make this card in piece mail, and finally finished it up in time to play along with the challenge underway over at Some Odd Girl's facebook page.

The challenge is called Wings and Things.  I decided to drag out my SOG Fairy Magic stamp set for this one.  She is still one of my all time faves, and I never grow tired of coloring her up.

She is colored in Copics *of course, tee hee*.  I used some papers that I won in a RAK and added a Wilton doily behind her.  The beautiful pink flowers are from Prima and the metal roses are from Momenta.  In the upper left corner, I adhered some metal finished pearls from Queen & Co.  I used a punch to create the tiny butterflies and the metal sentiment is from Momenta as well.

The challenge runs through Monday, July 22nd!  Hopefully we will see you over there with your fab creation!

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!  Have a wonderful day!

~hugs
Sara

Challenges:
SOG - Wings and Things
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
TTT - Magical
Love to Create - Petals and Pearls

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Comfort Zone: GONE!

Poof!  LOL!

I tried something I don't normally do - EVER.  I created a scene behind my image *or tried to!* and I went very, ultra CAS.  Well, as CAS I could allow myself ;)

I went with the theme over at the TGF FFF challenge this week:  Summer Lovin'!

I colored this TGF cutie in Copics as well as the beachy/cloudy scene behind her.  I didn't want to add any papers; and just kept all eyes on her and the beach she's vacationing at !   I used some of my most favorite Washi tape, added some hemp twine and fussy cut out the cute Summer tag from the Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection.  I attempted some doodling around the image with my Copic mutliliner *ok, thats not as easy as it looks, lol*.  And voila, a cute, simple card !

Challenges:
TGF - FFF Summer Lovin'
Rhedd and Rosies- No flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Love Rubberstamps - Add doodling

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Feeling good to get back on the horse

Hey, hey, hey....

The past couple of months have been quite rough here and without getting into the nitty gritty, I haven't had much time to touch my Copics or make any cards.  Not happy!! However, with a bit of a break from the crazy, and the long, holiday weekend, I was able to not only color, but finish up a card, too.  I was a little rusty but it felt so good for some crafty therapy ;)

I used this fabulous digi from Some Odd Girl and a sketch from Iheartsketches as inspiration.

These new papers I won in a RAK are just gorgeous and if anyone knows who they are by, would you pretty please tell me in the comments below??  I just love them and need to get more of them!!!  The mix of patterns are oh so soft and pretty!  Her glorious wings were colored in a light BG color and then I added some Ocean Water Stickles on top to make them pop.  The cute little butterfly was given polka dots with my Copic multiliner and then smothered in Glossy Accents.  I used a Wilton doily and added some Recollections pearls.  I'm not sure if you can tell, but I spritzed the daisy with some Sheer Shimmer Sparkle and then centered it with some pink/white twine and a button.  There is a very sheer, pale green ribbon behind the flower.  I also used one of my Fiskars punches.  The sentiment was from the Stampin' Up Kindness Matters set and was inked in Momento Tuxedo Black.

For all my friends in the States, I hope you had a fun and safe holiday weekend!  Wishing you all a happy week ahead!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hopefully I'll be back with more in the near future!

Sara

Challenges:
Created with Love - Lots of Layers
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Bingo *pearls, digi and button*
Sentimental Sundays - Things with Wings

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Note: I love you!

Happy Saturday friends!!

What a week - between sick kids and snow days, I never thought I'd see Saturday.  And, not only is it Saturday, but the sun is shining in Jersey and the birds are singing!!!  Woot!

Some Odd Girl is having a week long celebration on their Facebook page filled with lots of inspiration and challenges.  Each day of the week has a different challenge which you can enter for some fabby prizes!  If you love SOG as much as I do, you seriously need to hop on over to FB and check it out --only one day left to get in those minute makes!

So Monday's challenge was Punches and this is what I came up with using the current Deconstructed Sketch as inspiration:




Isn't she just precious-ness?  Love Letter Kaylee and her matching sentiment were stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and Copics.  I used some textured grey cardstock from Wassau and all the rest of the papers, including the dp, is from Recollections.  I used my Fiskars punch for the side edging.  The heart was cut out using my Cricut Expression, and then I took a Sharpie Poster Paint pen to create some faux stitching around it.  The flower and self-adhesive pearls were laying in my stash for quite awhile.

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Challenges:
Deconstructing Jen - Sketch #141
The Doodle Garden - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes