Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Feathered Friends

We have a new challenge starting today at Holly Jolly Christmas. Our theme is Feathered Friends. I'm always excited when I get a new Bugaboo image to work with, and this one is called Winter Birds - Friend. I used the sketch found over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog...it's a goodie!! Our challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas runs for two weeks, giving you plenty of time to join in. Hope to see you there. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Time for the Beach

I'm still not ready to come back to reality in my mind!!! I'm still on our beach vacation without a care in the world! Give me a moment if you would please.......

If I can't be at the beach in person, at least I have some super fun digi sets to play with that take me back. Kris from Imagine That just released a whole slew of new beach themed sets sure to make you hear the waves crashing and the feel the hot, hot sun on your face. This is Beach Blanket Girl which I paired with Beach Combers paper. Beach Blanket Girl happens to also be the August Digi of the Month. Use this set and link it up HERE thru the month of August (Aug. 28th is the deadline) and you will receive September's Digi of the Month set free!!  Kris has even provided a freebie to use for the progressive challenge...how wonderful is that!!!

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Come and Get It - Fun in the Sun
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Heat
Tuesday Throwdown - Summer Fun

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Let's Play

It's time for a new CAS challenge over at The Outlawz. I'm all about clean and simple, trying real hard to minimize my embellishments. But I've gotta say, this week's challenge is, well, a challenge for me!! It's time for a one layer card!!! No embellies at all can be used as that would mean another "layer." I wanted to use an image from our sponsor, Bugaboo, so I went with the color version of Cute Puppy. I used two sentiment stamps, one from Reverse Confetti and the other by Paper Smooches. Then I drew a frame around everything with a fine line sharpie that, I didn't realize, was running low on ink. I couldn't find another pen so I stayed with this one. Not bad for the dreaded one layer challenge!!! Join us, why don't ya, for our CAS challenge over at The Outlawz.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Long Time No Sea

August 1st...where is the time going?!! It's time for our monthly Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge over at the Doodle Pantry Blog. It's an anything goes challenge using a digital image. My card makes use of the Doodle Pantry set Seahorse Habitat, the color image of course. Even that little piece of pattern paper comes from this set. The only embellishments I've added are the little pearl inside the oyster and some stitching using my sewing machine. I thought it would be fun to mix up the straight stitching with the zig zag. I know exactly who I will be sending this one to!!! Sure hope you can join us for our Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge over at the Doodle Pantry Blog.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Hour

It's always happy hour at the beach...ain't that the truth!!! I've been having a hard time getting re-acclimated to home after our wonderful week at the beach. I vote for 2 week vacations from now on!!! Here's my card for the progressive challenge over at From the Heart. The image, Inner Tube Birdbrain, is fabulous!! I love all the sentiments included in this set.

I used the sketch also at From the Heart but did not add the twist of watercoloring. I was in a hurry to get this done so quick & easy, clean & simple it is!!!

Happy B-day Boy

It's the last day of the month...and that means I am furiously working at getting my progressive challenge cards done!!! This one is for over at The Outlawz. The image is by Jen L. Her shop isn't open yet but she can be found on Facebook HERE. I love boy related images and this one is perfect! One advantage to completing your cards on the last day of the month, you don't have to wait too long to find out what the new image will be!!!! Hahaha!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas!

We've got a blast from the past sketch this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. I always love a good sketch where I can use up papers from my scrap pile. 

Our sponsor this week is Deedee's Digis. Check out her store, so many wonderful sets. And they come with the color version included -- HOORAY!!! 

Like this one, Pink Christmas. I positively couldn't resist making one more Christmas in July card, especially one with this fabulous flamingo dressed up like Santa!!! Love the sentiment too. Sure hope you can join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.