Aug 27, 2014

WW #121 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!

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!