Oct 15, 2014

WW #128 Halloween

Happy Wednesday!
The challenge at Wicked Wednesday  this week is HALLOWEEN and how fabulous is it that we have not one, but two awesome sponsors: QKR Stampede and Dilly Beans.

I used Copics to color #274 Heart Monster 2....he is one of my favorite digi stamps at Dilly Beans.

I'm almost ashamed to admit how easy this ATC was to make.....the base is a journaling card I cut to the standard 2.5" x 3.5" ATC size. I used a gelato in Tangerine to paint the orange background, a Sharpie for doodling,  along with a charcoal pencil and white Signo pen for added details. EASY PEASY!

You have until 7:00 pm (EST) next Tuesday evening to join this fun challenge, feel free to click HERE to link your ATC....be it scary, creepy ,or cute.....just make sure it is HALLOWEEN themed!

Dilly Beans: Halloween 
PDE (Pause, Dream, Enjoy): Anything Halloween

Oct 9, 2014

Enter....if you dare

Lately I've been dabbling in coloring with Distress Inks and I am finding it to be much harder than it looks. Maybe because of the limited number of inks I have and/or because I'm not even sure if I want to learn a new coloring medium. I will continue practicing with DIs but honestly, my 1st love really is Copics.

Here is one of  my attempts at coloring with DIs. 

This cutie is from the new Spooky Kit by TGF....so many images in the set, all of which are adorable.

 It's a bit difficult to see in the picture, but if  you look closely you'll see the word ENTER...which will make this door hanger fair warning for anyone attempting to enter my daughter's dorm room! 

Challenges I am entering this in:

Hiding in My Craft Room: #168 Halloween Colors
Loves Rubber Stamps: #121 - Anything Goes 
Stamp and Create: October Fall/Autumn
The Greeting Farm:  FFF Happy Halloween 
Through the Craft Room Door: 10/7 - 10/13 Anything Goes 

Only one more day before we can say TGIF!
Thanks for stopping by, happy Thursday.

Oct 8, 2014

WW #127 Feathers/Wings

The challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday is FEATHERS/WINGS. We are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles and the image is Raven.

After printing the image, I cut the paper ATC size, masked the main part of the image with a circle and used distress inks in various colors of the sunset. Stickles, mesh bling, alpha stamps and a grass stamp from The Rubber Cafe were used to finish it off.

You can enter your 2.5" x 3.5" creations HERE, we would love to have you join us! Don't forget to check out the FEATHER/WINGS  ATC's by my teamies created for more inspiration.  Your ATC must be linked by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening.


I was hoping the trees along the Mississippi were turning colors last weekend but we were still a week or two early for the sugar maples. Here is one of the highlights from our daughter's college campus.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy what comes your way!

Oct 2, 2014

WW #126 Something Girly

The SOMETHING GIRLY challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is being sponsored by A Day for Daisies and how adorable is this image called Tiny Pixie Daisy?!

I used flowers, pearls, and glitter for my SOMETHING GIRLY. The image was printed and colored with Copics. The background was painted with Gelatos, stamped with a floral border, and edges inked with Distress Ink. The large flower was stamped, colored, and fussy cut. The sentiment was added, along with pearls and Stickles.

What a fun challenge, we hope you can join us! To qualify for the the sponsor's prize you must enter your ATC by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening, you can upload your image HERE.


Our plans for the upcoming weekend are to take a scenic drive along the Mississippi River to visit our daughter at college, have some birthday cake, and see the San Jose Taiko drum line at her campus theater. Can you say,  "FUN!!!"  Next to seeing Frankie, I'm really looking forward to the changing colors of the trees on our drive...Galena's country roads are gorgeous in the fall. Hopefully I'll find some crafting inspiration along the drive which I am desperately in need of!

Hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy week!

Sep 24, 2014

WW #125 Support our Troops

The challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday is all about Supporting our Troops and is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. The image I used is Army Honey and can be found at their online store HERE.

  1. Hooah /ˈhuːɑː/ is military slang "referring to or meaning anything and everything except no". Used by soldiers in the U.S. Army, which accounts for the vast majority of the usage of the word.
I just can't say how proud I am of those who serve our country....young, old, past, and present. I have a feeling that these men and women will be needing our continuous support and compassion over the coming months, more than ever. With that being said....if anyone knows where cards for the troops can be sent please let me know....I have plenty I'd love to share!

Feel free to join us at Wicked Wednesday this week, you know we would love to have you join us. You can upload your  ATC HERE and see some of the awesome little works of art my teamies have designed....you won't be disappointed!

Happy Wednesday!

Sep 17, 2014

WW # 154 Stripes

The challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is simple, it's STRIPES!  Our generous sponsor is A&T Digital Designs/Emerald Faeries who provided the design team with adorable images to create with.....I choose  the sweet fairy Jewel.

Jewel was colored with Copics and her wings sparkle from Stickles. Paper pieced clouds float in the yellow Gelato background. White and black gel pens, along with a charcoal pencil were used.

There's plenty of time to join the challenge this week,  just make sure you enter your ATC by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to be entered for this week's prize. Just click HERE to visit Wicked Wednesday's challenge blog.


SAY IT ISN'T SO!!! Please say the rumors I've been hearing about this winter being snowier and colder than last year are just NOT true!!!! It's only the middle of September and we woke to 43 degrees this morning!! Summer isn't over,  at least not officially but here we sit trying to decide if we should put the heat on. 
Oh no.....has it started already?!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Sep 10, 2014

WW #153 Fav Color Combo

Our challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is to use your FAVORITE COLOR COMBO! We are being sponsored by All Dressed Up, who generously supplied the DT with a couple of different images to design with. I used this adorable image called Fairy Magic

My favorite color combo? BG10 and ANY color! After coloring and fussy cutting the image, I used a black Sharpie around all of her edges, making this cutie stand out in the oodles of  glitter surrounding her. 

I hope you have the opportunity to find a few crafty minutes to create this week, you know we'd love to have you join us! Not only can you link your ATC HERE, but you can also see some fab inspiration from my fellow teamies. The deadline for #153 Favorite Color Combo is next Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm EST.


Lots of storms and threatening weather headed our way today....hope you stay safe and dry if you're in the same line of showers. 
Happy Wednesday!

Sep 3, 2014

WW #152 Fall Fun

This week's challenge is all about FALL FUN at Wicked Wednesday! Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and the image I used is Bashful Boo Trick or Treating.

The KEEP CALM sentiments are from a Google search where the images were C/V and resized to fit my ATC. The pumpkin button is from my stash.

I plan to use this cutie on a Halloween treat bag for my daughter's college roomie....she's a red head too and (I hope) will giggle when she sees it.

Lots of FALL FUN ideas and inspiration can be found at Wicked Wednesday, click HERE to see what my teamies have come us with. You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to enter your ATC....we'd love to have you join us!

Happy Wednesday!

Aug 27, 2014

WW #151 Beautiful Blooms

Another Wednesday, another ATC...I love how they go together!

Our sponsor over at Wicked Wednesday this week is DRS Designs and the challenge is called BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS.

My inspiration for this ATC came on a day I was rifling through the abundant stock of Inchies I have when it occurred to me that this Bloomin'  Huge Flower image (from DRS Designs) would be perfect to make a few more with. After printing the image in multiple sizes, I then colored them with Copics, inked a few edges, pop-dotted a couple of the smaller images and used alpha stamps for the sentiment. Easy Peasy!

It would be great to have you join us with one of your own  BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS at Wicked Wednesday, just make sure you've uploaded your ATC by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. If you are looking for some additional inspiration, you can click HERE to see the inspiring ATC's my teamies designed. 

Aug 21, 2014

WW #150 Back to School

This week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday is always a bit sad because it marks the end of summer, it is the BACK TO SCHOOL theme. 

Yesterday was the 1st day of school in our district and my son's 1st day of being a ninth grader and surprisingly, he was a tad bit more calmer about his first day of high school than I am. As cool and grown-up as he thinks he is....I still take a picture of him sitting on the steps next to his backpack on the 1st day, just like every other mother! #best9thgraderever!

And in just a few short weeks we take our daughter back to college, hopefully we'll be finishing up with her shopping by the end of next week. #bestdaughterever!

Our sponsor this week is Time for Tea and the image is called Apple for Teacher.

Distress inks and school related rub-ons were applied for the background. The image was fussy cut, outlined with a charcoal pencil and smudged, then it was outlined again with a white Signo pen.

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 Thursday, enjoy what comes your way!