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.

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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.


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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!

Aug 13, 2014

WW #149 Something Sweet

The challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday is Something Sweet, with Sami Stamps being the sponsor. The image I used is called Kitty in my Lap. 

Am I the only person who logs onto FB only to be inundated with pictures of cute kitties? I have a friend who should be banned from FB with all the pictures and quotes of felines that she posts.....this ATC is in her honor. I once read that someone can't read more than 10 posts without seeing a picture of a cat...I've found that fact to be true, lol.


Such an easy challenge and always lots of fun to join....anything SWEET will do! Just make sure your ATC is uploaded by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to be qualified for the weekly sponsored prize. Feel free to upload your ATC HERE.


Happy Wednesday!

Aug 6, 2014

WW #148 Leo

The challenge over at Wicked Wednesday is called LEO and the image I used is also called Leo, which was provided by this week's sponsor, Delicious Doodles.

I opted to make a horoscope ATC by printing today's horoscope from Cafeastrology.com onto watercolor paper. After coloring and masking the image, Distress Inks were applied to the edges and then water was splattered over the ATC.


Because today is our lovable and fierce leader's birthday at Wicked Wednesday, I made a small journal for her using the ATC with her horoscope. I hope she likes it!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENN!!!


As most of you know, you have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday to join us in this fun ATC challenge. My teamies have created some inspiring works of art with the LEO theme in mind, all of which you can see HERE. Hope you'll join us!

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!