Oct 29, 2014

WW #130 Things that go Bump in the Night

Sponsor: Smeared Ink
Image: Pumpkin Head

What an interesting image, right?! I'm not sure why I didn't think of the standard Halloween sentiment, "Trick-or-treat, smell my feet" until just now. The image was colored with Copics and the background was painted with Gelatos. I smudged a yellow Gelato into a star stencil, then did a little outlining with a black pen.

You have an entire week to join us at Wicked Wednesday, just make sure your ATC is uploaded by 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. Feel free to click HERE to hop over to the Wicked Wednesday...my teamies are sure to inspire you.

My Sheri Crafts: #145 Black Magic
Through the Craft Room Door: Oct 27th - Nov 3rd Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hi, especially during these busy days!

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!