Monday, February 27, 2012

February SFYTT

The February sponsor for SFYTT is Your Next Stamp.  I colored up this YNS cutie and then layered away!

Smiles,  Julie
Details:  Stamp - YNS, sentiment - PTI, PP - Basic Grey, CS - PTI, buttons - stash, Snowflake embossing folder - Cuttlebug.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Whmsie Doodles Sale!

Stock up on Whimsie Doodles images now during the Leap Year Sale!

Use the code LEAP29 and receive 29% off every digi!! The sale ends on Wed Feb 29th!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You're So Sweet!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just a little CAS (calorie-free and sugar-free) sweetness with Pie Lizzie from Whimsie Doodles.

Have a wonderfully sweet day!

Details:  Image - Pie Lizzie (Whimsie Doodles), Copics, CS and Ribbon - PTI.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Inspired in Gray

Today I was inspired by a photo and a sketch to get this:

The photo that inspired me is the 10th inspiration challenge over at Laurel Seabrook's Inspired By challenge blog.  (So glad I had time to play along - Laurel has had wonderful inspirations each week.)

I was inspired by the fog - the gray with just a hint of outline and then a pop of color.

The sketch I used is CPS' 5th Anniversary Day 3 Challenge sketch.

Have a wonderful week!
Details:  Stamps - (Great Friend and Dream Big) Verve, CS - PTI and SU, Ink - SU and Momento, and ribbon from my stash.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

O"fish"ial Valentines

Are you O"fish"ially ready for Valentine's Day?  
Today we finished Valentine's that one of my sons will be sharing with his pre-school class.  Perfect timing for the PTI Anniversary challenge to use hearts
I did the coloring and he helped by cranking my Cuttlebug for the diecuts and embossing.  He even did some taping.

With the Valentine will be a little treat - how fun to pair it with a bag of Goldfish.

I did not forget about the girls in the class either and pulled in some pink.  As my son said earlier today, "Girls like pink".

The circle image with sentiment is from the Whimsie Doodles' Valentines Messages set.  If you are looking for something last minute digis are the way to go!!!  The hearts on the fish were made using my copics - just use the side - so easy.
Have fun making your own Valentines!

Details:  Image - Valentines Messages (Whimsie Doodles), Stamps - {to and from}Harold's ABCs (Lawn Fawn), CS - PTI, Copics, Dies - PTI and Cuttlebug, Embossing - Cuttlebug, Ribbon - PTI and Staples.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Oh Scrap!

It is time for a NEW Whimsie Doodles monthly challenge. For February the monthly challenge is to create a project using up your scraps (hence the "oh scrap").
What's up for grabs if you play along? One random winner will win an image of their choice and one random winner amongst the top 3 design team selected entries will be a guest designer for the month of March! How fun is that???!!! Check out the Whimsie Doodles blog for all the details and to link up your own creation.

I turned to my scraps of patterned paper for this one featuring 80's Rock Lizzie, which is based on CPS's sketch #38 which is being revisited for Day 5 of their Anniversary challenge sketches.

Yes, the strips of PP are really scraps...I did not even have long enough pieces of each, so I butted the seams underneath the image mat.  Or in the case of the pink dots, I hid the fact that the there is a gap in the paper.
Have fun getting creative with your scraps!!!
Details: Image - (80's Rock Lizzie) Whimsie Doodles, PP - Basic Grey and MME, CS PTI, Copica and stickles.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

PTI's 5th Anniversary - Day 1 Challenge

Pretty creative title, eh?I am sure you have already guessed that I am playing along with Papertrey Ink's 5th Anniversary Challenge - Day 1.  I did not have much time to play, but I wanted to squeeze in a card for the challenge, so I went the CAS route and cased Maile.  I was drawn to Maile's card because it is bright and cheerful and still CAS.  I am all over the place with my "style", it really depends on the mood I am in.  Maile makes it seem so easy to create a new CAS card each day that is fresh and interesting - gotta admire that!

Ha to the idea that this would be a quick card!!! I went through 2 sheets of white paper for this one because my sentiment was not cooperating.  
Alas, the weekend is over, but here is hoping the coming week is creative on the crafty front!
Details - Stamps - PTI, CS - PTI, Ink - SU, Momento, and Buttons - PTI.

Whimsie Doodle's February Release

It's February release time at Whimsie Doodles!
Such a fun time and the images being released this month are super cute!

Here is Easter Lizzie

My card is based on CPS' 5th Anniversary day 4 sketch #220 , plus it is also for Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes and Fab 'n' Funky - Use a Digi.
Now be sure to check out the rest of the DT {see the sidebar} and the Whimsie Doodle's blog, right before you go shopping!

Details:  Image - (Easter Lizzie) Whimsie Doodles, CS - PTI, PP - MME, Copics, Ribbon - Prairie Bird Boutique, and Buttons - PTI.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sneaking a Peek at the Whimsie Doodle February Release!

The Whimsie Doodles February release is tomorrow.  I guarantee there is lots of cuteness in store!
Here is a peek just to get you guessing...

There is some pink in tomorrow's card, hmmmm...
Stop back tomorrow for a full look at the card I am sharing for the release.
Smiles, Julie

Friday, February 3, 2012

Flashback Friday 20.0 Celebration

Are you ready for a HUGE Flashback Friday Challenge

Are you ready for lots of prizes?

If you answered YES and YES, then you are at the right spot.  Flashback Friday is having a big celebration for it's 20th Challenge. 

To be eligible for the prize package, you need to hop to each Flashback Friday guest designer's blog, leave comments on everyone's blog AND link up for Flashback Friday 20.0.  Not familiar with Flashback Friday?  You do not need to make anything new, you just need to repost your first creation that matches the challenge. Reposting can be a bit scary, but I have faith in you and I know you can get up the courage to do it!  You will get a second chance to win if you ''follow" the Flashback Friday blog or become a new follower.

So are you ready to HOP HOP HOP?
The first stop on the hop is Jen, so if you just stopped by to say hi, well Hi! right back and then off you go to visit Jen...I will see you back here in a bit!  If you have come here from Emily's blog then you are in the right spot.

The challenge for Flashback Friday is to repost your first black and white card.  Here is mine from 2009...

Now it is time for you to head on over to Lawren's blog - have fun!!!
Once you are through the hop don't forget to link up your first Black and White card to the Flashback Friday Challenge blog.  It really is easy, promise!

Playing in Paradise

Today I am crafting along with Playing in Paradise as a guest designer.   Thank you ladies!!!The challenge this week is to create a craft project based on this:
I was going to automatically go with hearts since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but I am always in need of "guy" cards...

You have until next Thursday to play along.  Have fun and link up your take on the sketch HERE.
Details:  Stamp - PTI, CS- PTI, Ink- SU and Tim Holtz, PP - Basic Grey.