Jul 30, 2014

WW #147 Mythical Sea Creatures

Such a fun challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week....it's all about Mythical Sea Creatures. Our sponsor is Aurora Wings who kindly supplied the DT with some awesome images to create with. I used their wonderful Seahorse with Wings image.


The background was made with a handful of mixed media products, along with an inchie from one of the numerous inchie swaps I was in a few years ago.  (OMG....I just found out that the seahorse inchie was made by one of my BFF's who happened to be in the inchie swap with me, Marjorie! Obviously we were destined to be friends even back then!)

I just know you can find something in your stash to join us this week....maybe you've got a mermaid or other sea creature lying around, waiting to be inked?! Make sure you upload your ATC by 7:00 pm next Tuesday evening...which you can do HERE for the opportunity to win the sponsor's prize.

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Looking for a new app for your phone? MarkerPal isn't free but it sure is convenient to have as it's wonderful to have a compiled list of my Copics on hand for shopping purposes. I used to have (and still do) the cutest book with all my Copic colors in it but found I rarely carried a purse large enough to hold it. Then I decided to use the official Copic color chart but always forgot the chart at home and ended up with duplicates. It seems I always have my phone with me, so this app is perfect for me....maybe for you too. Let me know if you give it a try and like it.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy what comes your way!

Jul 23, 2014

WW #146 Cute as a Button

You have almost 7 days to join this week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday which is CUTE AS A BUTTON. Our sponsor for the week is Heather Ellis and the image I used is called Pure Innocence 039.


Sometimes I feel like I'm taking the easy way out by using pattered paper and stickers instead of making my own background...yet, on the other hand I need to use up scraps and some of the older supplies I have lying around. Also, I never like to make my ATC's overly dimensional and am pretty particular about keeping them as close to their exact size as possible....all because of storage, but I have been known to break my own rules from time to time. Who would have thought an ATC could be so stressful?!! LOL!

Don't forget, you can get in on this CUTE AS A BUTTON challenge, just make sure you enter your ATC by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening HERE.

Happy Wednesday!

Jul 20, 2014

Happy 15th Dario

I used Desconstructed Sketch #160 and finally, I am not scurrying around last minute to enter my card into their weekly challenge!


TGF CC Saturday, Copics, Viva Decor Pearl Pens, Signo Gel pen
DP: Glitz-Sunshine in My Soul

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The card was made for my youngest who turned 15 this weekend....which means another semester of DRIVER'S ED is ahead of us this coming school year. Thank goodness he is our last one taking the class as I'm not sure if my nerves can take any more, lol! We took him out for burgers and to see Blue Man Group in the city, what a fun night...can you say "creamed Twinkies?!!" 

Happy Sunday!

Jul 17, 2014

TGF - Stripes or Plaid

Here's a tag I made for a former teamie of mine and surprise, surprise.....it fits right into this week's challenge over at TGF which is Stripes or Plaid.


I used Flutterby Anya to wish her a happy day along with some of her favorite colors....pink, blue, and brown. I was also able to use up some scraps that have been lying around...it was good to use them up. The seam binding and flowers were sprayed with LSG stains in various colors.


I'm hoping her day was as sweet as she is!
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Happy Thursday!

Jul 16, 2014

WW #145 On the Farm

Have you seen the commercial on television where Old MacDonald is a bad speller? C-O-W-E-I-E-I-O
It makes me giggle EVERY time I see it and was my inspiration for this week's On the Farm challenge at Wicked Wednesday.


Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies and I used their adorable Two Little Lambs image. I kept my ATC simple with a CG sentiment and minimally colored it with Copics.

Such an easy challenge and always lots of fun to join, which you can do HERE. Just make sure your ATC is uploaded by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to be qualified for the weekly sponsored prize.

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It's hard to believe my youngest is turning 15 this weekend....we are planning on taking him to see Blue Man Group in the city. I think we are all going to have a lot of fun, I just need to remember to bring some earplugs. I'm hoping he's reached the magic age that he finally realizes making faces in EVERY picture isn't funny anymore...we will see, lol.
Happy Wednesday!

Jul 9, 2014

WW #144 Clouds/Cloudy Day

Hopefully everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July weekend?!! We took a couple of the kiddos and my mother to visit my sister in Missouri. We had a great time relaxing with family, but the best part was meeting my nephew's daughter at her 1st birthday party...such a cutie. Then we watched fireworks at the A-Frame, provided by La Bourgeois winery along the Missouri River bluffs in Rocheport AFTER watching Man in the Ring in concert for four hours....an absolutely fabulous and relaxing evening had by all. A good weekend indeed!
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Today's challenge at Wicked Wednesday is a simple one.....just make sure you have some CLOUDS on your ATC. Our sponsor is Oddball Art Stamps and the image is Big Eye Mohawk Girl by this fab company. Hand drawn lighting bolts add to the CLOUDY DAY feel, and a multi-colored mohawk gives this goth girl a little bit of attitude!


Feel free to click HERE to upload your ATC for this week's challenge, just make sure you enter the challenge by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to qualify for the weekly prize.

Happy Wednesday! 

Jul 2, 2014

WW #143 Include an Uplifting Sentiment

Let me start off by saying I am not complaining about the weather in the midwest as all the flowers, lawns, crops and fields need this abundance of rain...instead, I would just like a break from it on the 4th because fireworks, rain, and lightning are NOT a good mix. Just imagine if this were winter and we had all this rain, which would be snow instead and we would be right back where we were last winter. I was listening to the news this morning and it was reported some neighboring towns are using snowplows to remove all of the downed trees from last night's storm....no way, we just can't escape the constant reminders of winter, LOL!

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We have a great challenge going on at Wicked Wednesday this week....it's all about Including an Uplifting Sentiment to your ATC. And better yet is our awesome sponsor, The Octopode Factory, who provided the DT with a couple of images to use for this inspiring challenge.
I actually used both images, Tianne the Fairy and Art Words.


What a fun image to color! Her wings were colored with florescent Copics and really are as bright as the picture. The background was made three years ago at a scrapbooking retreat using the shaving cream technique which you can see HERE. A little bit of hand doodling, glitter, and some MS butterflies is all it took to finish this ATC.

You can join this fun challenge too, just make sure your ATC is uploaded over at the Wicked Wednesday challenge blog by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. My teamies have created some very inspiring ATCs which you can see HERE.

Happy Hump Day!

Jun 25, 2014

WW # 142 - Teddy Bears

Yikes, I have been such a bad blogger lately! I've gotten into the spirit of the season and have been enjoying these gorgeous summer days. Let me say that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is better than the freezing, sub-zero temps of last winter and I have finally thawed out. I've taken the kiddos to the zoo, the movies, pulled out shrubbery, celebrated my mother's 80th birthday, and am now in the process of planning a long weekend trip to my sister's. Ahhhhhhhh.....

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The challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is Teddy Bears. The adorable image I used is called Bundle of Hearts and was provided by this week's sponsor, Crafty Sentiments Design.


Copics, white gel pen, Viva Pearl Pen (in transparent), Dymo label maker, and wiggly eye were used to complete this ATC.

You have plenty of time to join this week's challenge, just make sure your ATC is uploaded at Wicked Wednesday by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening for your change to win this week's prize.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by during these busy summer days!

Jun 5, 2014

WW #`39 Add a Die-Cut

The Stamping Chef is this week's sponsor at Wicked Wednesday and I have to say I was surprised at how cute all of their images are....maybe because I was unfamiliar with their on-line store. But NOT anymore! 


Just look at this adorable Keep Buzzin' image....CUTE!
The challenge this week is to ADD A DIE-CUT to your ATC.


The two (2) larger skulls are from a verrrrrry old Cuttlebug die set called Ahoy Matey. I used the skull from the ship's mast, minus the crossbones. Years ago someone made me a bracelet with a charm that had the sentiment BE KIND...I still wear it , which must be the reason this sentiment came so easy for me?!! LOL!

You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to join us in this fun, fun challenge. The entire DT has found some creative ways to use die-cuts on their AWE-mazing ATCs, you can see them HERE.

Happy Thursday and remember,
BEE KIND!

Jun 4, 2014

TGF FFF - That's So Sketchy

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I'm late! I will be posting WW's Add a Die-Cut challenge this afternoon
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TGF is up to it again with another fabulous sketch challenge.....
here is the sketch turned in the direction in which it was used.


Here is my card using two TGF sets:
 Miss Anya Rain, Snow, Shine (Retired) 
and the Mini Clouds Clear Stamp Set.


What a beautiful quote.
We will all miss this spectacular, talented and beautiful woman....Maya Angelou. 
Her webpage can be found HERE, along with a short video clip HERE.

TGF's sketch challenge can be found HERE.