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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Where in the World at Ike's World Challenge Blog

Hallo, meine Freunde!
We've reached the midway point of the newest challenge at Ike's World Challenge blog, and the theme is Travel. If I could go anywhere in the world right now, it would be GERMANY. That's where my sister lives now, with her new husband. So as inspiration today I offer a card using images from the Germany Bundle offered at Ike's Art Store. The images used are Stein and Lederhosen Bear. I even ripped a page from a German-language magazine to create my background.
In hopes of getting to Germany some day, I am learning German, so that I can sling the lingo when I get there. I already know how to greet someone, tell them where I'm from, ask after their health, and find out where the bathroom is (very important LOL).
Join us at Ike's World Challenge Blog as the DT inspire us with their dreams of travel and adventure!!
Und wie immer , Bastler , Spaß haben!!
Challenges I am Entering:
Cardz4Guys - Include a Furry Friend
Critters & Creatures - must include a furry  critter
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Holidays, Travel, Summer

Monday, August 22, 2016

Use Purple & Green at the Oultawz Monday Greetings This Week

It's a Color Challenge this week at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge, and those colors are PURPLE and GREEN. This week's sponsor is Crafty Sentiments
 and the digital image I chose to use is called Just Relax 2 on a calendar page.
I snagged a "perpetual" calendar whose four sides are clear acrylic pockets in which I can place each month's calendar page. I created a page for August and placed birthday-themed picks in the center of my calendar. I did that because my youngest grandson, Jonny, turns ONE this month. Last year I was staying with my son's family as the due date neared. I was lucky in that my hubby and daughter came up to drive me home and we all ended up being there for his birth.
Come join the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge this week. Remember to follow the color theme of Purple and Green, and to make sure you have a greeting or sentiment on your project.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Discovering Confidence along the Path of Positivity

Have you ever noticed that the most confident people know their talents and skills and have figured out the best way to use them? Everything we have and who we are is within us, if only we could recognize these treasures. But like buried treasure, they have to be dug up through experience and self-awareness. We have to remove doubt and disbelief in order to gain the confidence to use what we have.
This month,, the Path of Positivity challenge blog offers us the theme of Confidence with which to be inspired. I created a hybrid card with two images from Scribbles Designs. They are colored with Copics and then popped onto a digital scene I created in Photoshop. I also printed out my sentiment, whose second part is on the insode of my card, which reads:
"The second greatest challenge is nowing how to use them"
The following is what went into creating my hybrid card:
Images: Scribbles’ Designs Treasure Chest & Sand Bucket
Papers: Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles’  Grungy Christmas Brown Textured Paper & A Taste of Summer Sunburst Patterned Paper
Pixel Scrappers:  Janet Scott’s Ripped Paper Border Template & Many Thanks Shadowed Bunting; Melo Vrijhof’s Thankful Harvest Elements 2; Marisa Lerin’s  Coastal Seagull Metal.
Font: Hotline Bling

Scribbles Designs is one of two sponsors this month, offering crafters a $10 gift certificate to the Shop!
Our second sponsor is Ike'sArt, who offers a $15 worth if digital images from the Shop/
There will also be:
  • A small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge time frame.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
Confidence can inspire a college graduation, someone starting a family, owning a new home, getting promoted, retiring...the list goes on. So, what inspires you to create with Confidence, about Confidence? Show us at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog this month!

A Sweet Christmas at the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up

Christmas is getting closer with each passing month--how is your stash of Christmas cards coming along? At the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up, we offer a sweet way to build yours up. Just create and link up two holiday cards a month for free digital papers and a chance to win extra goodies at the end of the year. 
This month the theme is Christmas confectionery. What would Christmas be without all the edible goodies associated with the holiday season. The taste of gingerbread, the aroma of plum pudding baking, the sweet minty flavor of candy canes and the warming comfort of hot cocoa with whipped cream or marshmallows--mmm! These are just a few of the yummy treats offered during the holidays. 
In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month,
Imagine That!, just  make sure that your card has some sort of candy or goodies suitable for the Christmas holidays in your design. Examples include: candy canes, cake, muffins, bread pudding, gingerbread, cocoa, etc If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize. 
My card features a digital image from Imagine That! called Jars of Cheer. After coloring with Copics, I framed my jar with red cardstock and popped it onto a card face blocked with pieces of patterned papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles' Christmas Candy Paper Kit. I created my sentiment in Photoshop using Leathery and LD Handwritten Greetings fonts.
Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10 gift certificate to the Imagine That! Digistamp store.
  • Additional Sponsor: Décosse's Dynamite Doodles
  • Prize being offered: One free digital paper to everyone who links up a minimum of two cards to the challenge.  Cards can be anything goes for this prize, they only have to follow the theme if they want a chance at the sponsor's prize.  The mini set of six digital papers called Christmas Confectionery, will also be offered up as a prize to one random winner.

New Challenge at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

Mason jars are all the rage now where I live. You see them at restaurants, parties and stores. They're painted, be-ribboned and decorated.They hold flowers, candy, fireflies, jams and vegetables, and iced tea.
This month the challenge theme at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog is to create with a mason jar. There are quite a few fun and whimsical images at Scribbles Designs store, but you aren't required to use a Scribbles image for the challenge.
I used two images, Mason Jar (which is empty) and Crayons, which was a freebie on the challenge bog a couple months ago. After coloring three sets of the Crayons digi, I "placed"them in my jar and fussy cut the filled jar. Everything on my card is from my stash--the good news is I haven't had to go to a craft store in months as I have owed to use up my stash. The bad news is I haven't been able to justify going to a craft store in months... LOL
What will you put into your mason jar? Or how will you decorate your jar? What will you create this month for Scribbles Designs Challenge blog??

Friendship is the Theme at the Outlawz Monday Greetings this week

I like to send my friends a card out of the blue-- not for any occasion, just to let them know I am thinking of them. So I was really happy to choose this week's theme over at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge. Create with the theme of Friendship in your projects and link up for your chance to win digi images from two generous sponsors:


Today I created a card for my girlfriend and neighbor, Sue. I just went to see the movie "Florence Foster Jenkins." It was hilarious. Anyway, I colored up a digi image from The East Wind called "Untitled." Gathering up my leftover pieces of patterned papers, I used color blocking in my design. My sentiment was a rubber stamp I've had forever.
Although she lives just two blocks down the street, I'm mailing my card, because lt's face it, people like to get snail mail! LOL
Okay, you have the theme (friendship), the deadline (end of week) and the motivation (digi images from the sponsors' stores). Let's see what you create this week over at the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Having Pun at Ike's World Challenge Blog

I couldn't resist one more time! The theme is "Pun Intended" over at Ike's World Challenge blog, and I created not one, not two, but three cards for this challenge. For this card, I used two images from Ike's Art: "Shhh: and "Spring Fairy".I love puns (I think you can tell by now). This one is a little wordy, bu by splitting my pun in two, I was able to fit the following:
"A hole was discovered in the Nudist Camp wall..."
"The police are looking into it."
You have just two more days to make us groan over the puns you use to create your projects. Bring them on!!
Challenges I am Entering:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - I is for Inappropriate
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes