Thursday, May 31, 2012

Read All About It: Your Next Stamp News!

June is going to be a fun-filled month on the crafty front.  I have lots of exciting news that I have been waiting to share! 
First up...
Have you noticed the new blinkie on my side bar?  I am now part of the Your Next Stamp Challenge DT - yay!!!  We will be starting up challenges on SCS next week.

Here are a few favorites that I have created in the past using YNSs...
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flashing Back to September 2009

The latest Flashback Friday 24.0 challenge is to repost your first masculine card.  Well, I had to search through quite a few posts to find my first!  I finally came across one that I did for a Raspberry Suite color challenge.  It is from September 2009, in my pre-copic days...

Be sure to link up - I dare you to flashback too!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Tagging Christmas

It is Friday, which means it is time to start thinking about Christmas!
This week's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge is to make a tag.

Be sure to check out the rest of the CSAYL team's fab tags! Then play along and get a head start on your crafty Christmas creations.  Plus, you may just win a prize!
Details: Image - Whimsie Doodles ('snowman from Tis the Season Tags), Senitment - Verve, CS - PTI, Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug, and Ribbon - PTI.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Bee Among Roses

Today I am sharing another cutie from Whimsie Doodles, BEEatrice.

I paired her up with a new MFT purchase - my first rolled flower die...I finally caved.  Flowers are not something I typically use on a card, but I keep see all the wonderful creations out there and well, you all sold me on it!
This one is for the Creative Card Crew - Dimension Challenge.

Details: Image - BEEatrice (Whimsie Doodles), Sentiment - Little Paper Shop (retired set), Die - MFT, CS - PTI and Stickles, Glossy Accents and Copics.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Just Ribbon

This week's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge is to use ribbon as the only embellishment.
We are sponsered by Limited Runs Digis!

Check out Little Santa from Limited Runs Digis.
(click on the picture to see a clear photo - why does blogger make my photos a little blurry???!!!)

 I was inspired to create a banner of santas after seeing Amy Tsuruta's canning jar banner card through the Three Cool Chicks Workshop - it's a free workshop with project ideas for the latest trends - go check it out! 
My card is based on sketch #165 from Card Patterns.
Be sure to check out the rest of the CSAYL team's fab creations! Then play along...I see ribbon in your future!
Details: Image - Limited Run Digis (Little Santa), Senitment - Verve, CS - PTI and Ribbon - SU and stash.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Birthday Painting

Melyssa keeps cranking out the cuteness at Whimsie Doodles.  Right as the May images were being released she added 4 of the most darling little girl images.  Little Artist is my fave and I was inspired to do some "painting" with my copics...

I kept it CAS for the Outlawz CAS challenge to create a Birthday Card.  I grabbed the color combo from the Paper Players - what a fresh and fun pallate.
Details:  Image - Little Artist (Whimsie Doodles), Sentiment - PTI, CS - PTI and Copics.  Wow, does it get any simpler?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Flashing Back on a Butterfly

The challenge for Flashback Friday Challenge 23.0 is to reshare your first posted project with a butterfly.  Well, I had to go hunting and finally found my first butterfly back in May 2010...

You can check out the original post HERE
Be sure to link up your own repost to the Flashback Friday Challenge blog.

Friday, May 11, 2012

One Layer Christmas Card

It is time for another Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge, and this time we are really going to challenge about creating a one-layer card???!!!   One layer cards are rare for me and if I am being honest one layer cards are a challenge.
Check out the rest of the CSAYL team's fab creations! Then play along - wouldn't it beking great to get a head start on your Christmas crafting???!!!
Details:Stamps - Verve Christmas in the Air, CS PTI, copics, Ink - Momento & SU and gems.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Dad's Life

The May Whimsie Doodles Challenge starts today! This month's challenge is to BUMP IT UP!  (That is Alicia speak for using embossing on your project.)
There will be 2 winners for the challenge! One (1) lucky winner will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image, of their choice, from the latest release. And the second winner will join the Whimsie Doodle team as a Guest Artist in July 2012!!  What a great prize - you get to play with the new releases before everyone else.  Check out all the details on the Whimsie Doodles blog to play along with this month's challenge and link up your own project!

Here is mine featuring Turtle Pile - honestly, I can not get enough of these turtles!  I remember the days when the kids climbed all over my husband.  Actually not too long ago, it still happens!

may2012sketchMy card is for the Papertake Weekly Cute, Cute, Cute challenge (there are 3 turtles - a "cute" for each) and the lo is based on May's SFYTT.

Details: Image - Whimsie Doodles Turtle Pile, PP - Basic Grey, CS & Buttons - PTI, Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug and copics.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Not so Single Turtles

Two of the Whimsie Doodles' Single Turtles (there are 3 in the set) are hooking up!  I guess I should let Melyssa know that she needs to rename the set.

I was inspired by Clean & Simple's sketch #188.

Today is the last day of the Whimsie Doodles' sale - get shopping!


Details:  Images - (Single Turtles) Whimsie Doodles, Sentiment - (Harold's ABCs) Lawn Fawn, Copics, CS - PTI, Twine- The Twinery and glossy accents.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Whimsie Doodle's May Release

It's May release time at Whimsie Doodles!
This month Melyssa has covered all the upcoming events, from Father's Day to graduations, plus there are some fun spring images too.

My card is based on the sketch from challenge #113 at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.

Now be sure to check out the rest of the DT {see the sidebar} and the Whimsie Doodle's blog, then start shopping at the store!

This is the time to shop, because not only is it new release day, it is also Whimsie Doodles' 3rd Birthday!!  To celebrate, Melyssa is having a sale.  Be sure to pick up all your favorite images at 50% off.

Details: Image - (Grad Monkey) Whimsie Doodles, Sentiment - PTI, CS - PTI, Copics, Ink Momento, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, and twine from the Twinery.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Christmas Music

Do you feel Christmas in the air?  No, neither do I.  I do hear a Christmas song every hour though...Grandma gave us a Christmas clock last year and one of my sons did not want to take it down.  Thanks Mom :>)
It is time for another  Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge, so the holiday music comes in handy.  This week the challenge  is GLITTER!!! Just add a little or a lot of glitter to your Christmas or winter project and you may just win a gift certificate from this week's sponsor - Bunny Zoe.

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I decided to add a little glitter to this Pollycraft image.

Then I took the bird from the image and enlarged it to put on a tag. 

This set is for Pollycraft's latest challenge, #138 (card and matching tag).
Check out the rest of the CSAYL team's fab creations! Then play along - wouldn't it be great to get a head start on your Christmas crafting???!!!
Details: Image - Polly Craft (Bronson and Beaker Branch), Sentiment - PTI, CS PTI, copics, Ink - Momento and Stickles.

Whimsie Doodles May Sneak Peek

The Whimsie Doodles May release is tomorrow.  Hmmmm...
So what do you think it is?
Stop back tomorrow for the full reveal!
Smiles, Julie