September 27, 2015

Pile It On #88 - Comic Book or Manga Style

Hello everyone!

How are ya'll doing?  I hope you've been well, and have had lots of time to get crafty lately.  Things around here have been fairly busy.  With homecoming week, and working two jobs, I've had a hard time keeping track of whether I'm coming or going. lol  The weather has started to cool off, with temps only in the 70's during the day and dropping into the 40's and 50's at night.  This makes for a very comfortable sleeping environment.  At least I'm well rested. :)

Enough about that though, there's a new Pile It On challenge posted.  This weeks challenge is to create a project with a Comic Book or Manga theme.  Our sponsor this week is the awesome  KennyK, and the winner will receive 3 digis of their choice.

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge.

I thought the KennyK Fist Hero image would be perfect for this challenge, and I had already decided I wanted to use the Comic Book theme.  I also used the Ka-Pow set from The Alley Way Stamps, which was perfect.  I created the background behind the main image, in hopes it would resemble a comic book strip.  I colored and cut out the super hero, and popped him up on top.  I stamped my sentiment in random places, added the "sunburst" and called it done.  In all, I really dig how well this turned out.  It didn't start off all that great (this is attempt #3). lol

I'm going to submit my card for the following challenges:

Mojo Monday #416:  Sketch
The Unicorn Challenge #1: Mythical & Magical (Superhero's are mythical, right?)
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: No Patterned Paper
Fusion Card Challenge: Sketch and/or Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colors in the photo)
4 Crafty Chicks #265: Sparkle & Shine (My teal cardstock is metallic, and sparkles in real life)
Seize The Birthday: Anything Goes

I do hope you'll head over to the Pile It On blog to see what the other designers have created for you today.  They're all pretty fantastic.

I hope to be back soon with another something crafty.  Hopefully, the cooler weather will spark my creative mojo back into action.  I love staying indoors, making stuff, while it's chilly outside.  I wish you a great day!

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: Bazzill Metallic Teal Cardstock, SU! Whisper White Cardstock, SU! Basic Black Cardstock
Stamps: KennyK Fist Hero Digi Stamp, The Alley Way Stamps Ka-Pow, CAS-ual Fridays Amazeballs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Blendabilities Coastal Cabana Group, Copics: R14, R17, Y13, Y18
Accessories: Spellbinders Small Smooth Circles

September 13, 2015

Pile It On #86 - Birthday

Hola amigas!

I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend, filled with crafty goodness.  I have been pretty busy, but I managed to get some time to myself and catch up on a few cards, and bible journaling pages.  My daughter had things to do, and and it was chilly outside, so that made perfect conditions to stay in my craft room.

Since today is Sunday, there is a new Pile It On challenge posted.  This week's theme is Birthday.  We are sponsored by Craftin' Desert Divas this week, and the prize they're offering is 4 bags of CDD sequins.  Who doesn't love sequins?!  Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge.

I really dig how this card turned out.  At first I wasn't too sure about the flourish, but as I look at it now, I like it.  I was hoping to create somewhat of a sunset over the beach kind of background, and think it turned out pretty close.  It's almost like looking out of a window, now that I think about it.  Either way, I love it, and will be sending this to a dear friend who lives on the West Coast.  I hope she likes it.

I'm going to enter this for the following challenges.

Virginia's View #18: Geometric Patterns
Happy Little Stampers CAS September Challenge: Colouring (I hope coloring with water colors counts)
Sunday Stamps #109: Inspiration Photo (Teal, Yellows, Orange & White)
Addicted To Stamps #161: Anything Goes
Freshly Made Sketches #203: Sketch (My interpretation)
Card Concept #39: Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colors)
Pals Paper Arts #267: Crushed Curry, Pool Party & Tangerine Tango (I tried to get as close as I could, with what I had)
Seize The Birthday: Anything Goes

That's all for me today.  I'm off to spend time in my craft room again, and hopefully get more stuff done.  I hope you'll head over to see what my friends have created for you over at the PIO blog.  As usual, they're all pretty awesome.

Stay crafty my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: SU! Whisper White & Daffodil Delight Cardstock, Neenah Silver Cardstock, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps: SSS Happy, MFT Grid Background Stamp
Ink: VersaMark, Staz On Teal Blue & Jet Black, Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers & Mermaid Lagoon
Accessories: Detail White Embossing Powder, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo 2 Dies, MFT Stacking Stars & Simple Leaf Flourish Dies

September 5, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas September Challenge


I am SO excited that the weekend is finally here, AND, it's a three day weekend at that!  I got to sleep in this morning, and I get to sleep in again tomorrow and Monday too.  Woot!  We have no real plans of doing much, except maybe BBQing some ribs, and catching that movie I promised my daughter.  Aside from that, it's going to be a relaxing weekend, I hope. 

Anyway, onto why you're here today.  This month we are CASEing Mynn, at CASEing Christmas.  Here is her adorable card.

And here is my card.

I kept the layout the same, but went for a different color combo and theme.  I do have a few people on my Christmas card list, who don't speak English, so this will go to one of them.  You can't really tell from the photo, but there is a small line of Stickles along each of the snow drifts, for some added sparkle.  I was excited to finally put my new Bossy Joscie flair to good use too.  I love this peppermint looking piece.  It was perfect for this card.  This will add to my stash of Christmas cards nicely.  I'm going to enter this for the following challenges.

House of Cards September Challenge: Stitch It Up
Simon's Monday Challenge: Trio of Colors (light blue, white and red)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday: Try Something New (I've never used flair, or the snow drift dies before)
Jingle Belles: Tree Skirt Tic-Tac-Toe (I chose stamping, die cuts & glitter)

I hope you head over to the CASEing Christmas blog to see what everyone has created today.  I also hope you get to play along with us this month.  What better time, than right now, to start building your Christmas card stash, right? :-)

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: SU! Whisper White Cardstock, Light Aqua & Red Patterned Paper, Old Bo Bunny Red Patterned Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Verve Glad Tidings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, MFT: Stitched Rectangle Frames, Let It Snowflake, Tree Lines & Stitched Snow Drifts Dies, Bossy Joscie Peppermint Flair Button

September 1, 2015

House of Cards September Challenge: Stitch It Up


I hope you've had a great start to your week.  This week seems to be flying by for me, which is great, since we have a three day weekend coming up.  I'm going to try to be a bum, and do as little as possible.  I will probably BBQ though, at least once.  I did promise my girl a movie, so we'll probably do that too.  Looks like being a bum may have to take a backseat to the list that is now growing for me. lol 

I'm here today to bring you the next challenge over at House of Cards.  September's challenge is Stitch It Up.  You can use real or faux stitching, as long as there is some kind of stitching on your project.

 Here is the card I made.

I used a few of my stitched border dies for this one, and really like the bright, cheerful outcome.  All of the items on this card are also from my August Simon Says Stamp card kit.  I kept it fairly simple, in an attempt to showcase the cute puffy stickers and the stitching.  I'm excited to have another card to add to my stash.

I do hope you'll head over to the HOC blog to see what everyone has created for you today.  This month will be filled with more beautiful projects, and lots of cool new techniques.  I hope you'll get to play along, so that I can stop by and leave you some blog love too.

I'm off to work, and then going to meet some friends for dinner.  I wish you a great day!

What's In It?
Paper:  SU Whisper White Cardstock, Gray Textured Cardstock (from SSS card kit), Rainbow & Hello Patterned Paper (from SSS card kit)
Stamps: N/A
Ink: Gray Metallic Gelato
Accessories: October Afternoon Puffy Stickers, SSS Stitched Rectangles Dies, SSS Sunshine Word Die, MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags Dies, MFT Stitched Basic Edges Dies