Oct 31, 2012

WW #56 Cover Your Head & Happy Halloween!!

 Please scroll down for this week's FBW OPEN challenge. 
Wicked Wednesday has a fun challenge that starts today and runs through next Tuesday evening which is called COVER YOUR HEAD....which includes things you wear on your head or in your hair, such as feathers, headbands, flowers. I used the Girls Gone Fishing image from Stitchy Bear who is our sponsor, and they are offering one random winner a $10 gift certificate to their store this week. SWEET!
After several failed attempts at a Shark Week theme I set everything aside and walked away from my craft area. I woke up in the middle of the night remembering I had fishing hook brads....perfect! I also used a measuring tape sticker because we all know how fishermen like to tell stories about the "big one" that got away...my dad fished for years so I'm familiar with like stories, lol!
I hope you find a few minutes in your day to join us in this super fun challenge, feel free to link-up HERE!
 Happy Halloween! I love making small projects....little things I can make in a couple of hours and not have to think too much about. For some reason, I was able to make quite a few of those this Halloween. 

I love making treat bags and my kiddos love them too!

When I went to my sb'ing retreat a couple weekend ago, I made this fun and not too spooky wreath using Happy Hauntings, Chic and Scary, and Indie Art cartridges with lots, and lots, and lots of tulle tied around a wire wreath form.

(This took more than a couple of hours to make!)
Halloween stick pins inside handmade ATC boxes were sent to a few friends...I sure hope they like them!!!
Lastly, a couple of Halloween cards that I made for the kiddos using zombies and floating eyeballs. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone stays safe and is blessed with more treats than tricks today.

FBW #212 Open Challenge

Flutter By Wednesday has a wonderful challenge this week that is OPEN to all projects that have a fluttery butterfly and/or fairy on it.  Sounds too easy, doesn't it?!! LOL!
I used this fabulous image from Ike's World that was offered as a freebie a couple of weeks ago. As soon as I saw this gorgeous pumpkin fairy I knew she was the perfect image for this Halloween post and couldn't wait to color her...Copics and super-fine glitter were used.
Feel free to check out the Flutter By Wednesday blog HERE, and while you're there you can link up your project and see all of the wonderful creations my fellow teamies have come up....I guarantee you won't be disappointed!
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween, and you receive more treats than tricks! 

Oct 28, 2012

CAS Animal Inspired

During my monthly sb'ing crop today I took a peek to see a few of the new challenges at a couple of my favorite challenge blogs. After checking them out I decided I could squeeze a quick card into my day and took a few minutes between projects to make this CAS card using TGF's Lucky Bunnies clear set.
The seniment was stamped in TH Dusty Concord, the image was stamped in Momento Bamboo and colored with Copics.

DP: Pink Paisley She Art...this is some gorgeous paper...thanks Debi!!!

TGF: FFF - Clean and Simple
AFA: Animal Inspiration
Y&FH: #6 Bring the Bling

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet and encouraging comments.

Oct 27, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #55 Full Moon Reminder

This week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday is all about Full Moon's...very simple and there's lots of ideas to be had, especially with Halloween in just a couple of days.
I started out by stamping the Forever in our Hearts image from Verve on plain white paper. I then used repositional tape on a 2" circle for masking and applied TH Distress Inks in Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, and Wild Honey over the mask. Then sprayed the entire image with LSG A Bit o' Bubbly Starburst Stain. All of the edges were heat embossed in black, and a second layer of gold embossing powder was added. All in all, I think this ATC looks luminous!
Don't forget that our sponsor is DRS Designs and they are offering this week's winner a $10.00 gift certificate to their on-line store. You have until Tuesday evening...we can't wait to see your wonderful little creations! Feel free to link up HERE.
Thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to read your wonderful comments.

Oct 24, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #55 Full Moon

Please scroll down for FBW #211 -  a sketch by Kathy.

Our sponsor for this week's Wicked Wednesday Full Moon challenge is  DRS Designs and they are offering this week's winner a $10.00 gift certificate to their on-line store, can you say SWEET!! We were given our choice of a couple of different images of their's to use and I chose the Shine on harvest moon sentiment, along with the tree and moon image.
What exactly is a Harvest Moon? It is the full moon that is seen nearest to the time of the autumnal equinox...which was September 29th this year. 

After coloring the images I used Glossy Accents on the moon, sprayed LSG Scintillating Siver, added scraps of  assorted DP, and used a die-cut cat has been in my stash for over two years...waiting for the purrrfect time to come out and play.

We'd love to see what you create for this fun, and possibly spooky challenge. Feel free to link up HERE.

Flutter By Wednesday #211 Sketch by Kathy

This week we are using a sketch by our own FBW DT Sketch Designer....Kathy Curry. I turned this super-easy-to-use sketch on it's side to show how I worked with it:


Here's what I came up with using the wonderful Amalia Flower Fairy image from Dilly Beans...don't you love the chevron pattern from the Cosmo Cricket Evangeline line?!! Amalia was colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped on layers of Spellbinder circles and scallops. Distress ink, rick rack, flowers, pearls and rhinestones complete this sweet and girlie card.
Feel free to join us at Flutter By Wednesday HERE, and don't forget to check out what my fellow teamies came up with...their projects are sure to inspire you.
As always, thanks for stopping by and leaving all the sweet comments....they put such a smile on my face.

Oct 20, 2012

There's  just a few more days to join Wicked Wednesday's Butterfly challenge!!!
The butterfly image is a rub-on from American Crafts.
Sakura Glaze Pens were used to color it and glitter was added in a few spots.
The swirls were stamped from a clear and nameless stamp set.
The sentiment is from a vellum pack from years ago.
The DP scraps are from MME Dolled Up.
We'd love to have you join us in our weekly challenges, please feel free to link up your butterfly ATC and see what Wicked Wednesdays is all about HERE!
Does it seem like I'm in a hurry today? I am!!! Today is the 4th Annual Bartucci Rib-Fest! All the families on my hubs side prepare and cook ribs while eating poppers and drinking margaritas...ending with a  ballot vote for the winner. My family has yet to win because my sister-in-law bribes all of the youngest voters  with her charm and extra candy...lol, or so I claim!
This year is my family's turn to host...so I'm off to clean, cook, and to buy a bag or two of ice (for the margarita machine of course!)

Oct 17, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #54 Butterflies

Please scroll down for FBW #210 Any Winged Creature challenge.
I used this wonderful Butterflies and Daisies image from our sponsor this week, which is Delicious Doodles for my Wicked Wednesday ATC.  Delicious Doodles is offering a prize of 4 images of choice from their store for this week's winner....generous indeed! If you haven't had the chance to check out their store you really must...there are some wonderfully unique images to be had.

This ATC was colored with Copics and glittered, then a few rub-ons were added, along with the edges being  distressed in Frayed Burlap. EASY!

Now it's your turn...grab a butterfly or two, go to your happy place, and create! We can't wait to see what wonderful little ATC's you dream up this week. You can link-up HERE, you know we'd love to have you join us in our weekly challenges!

FBW #210 Any Winged Creature

Our sponsor at Flutter By Wednesday this week is SCACD and hold onto your hats because they are offering this week's winner a generous................. $25 gift certicate to the SCACD store! Normally we require a butterfly or fairy on your project, but for this week only, you can use Any Winged Creature...the possibilites are endless!

 I was given this wonderful Adventure Eyes image by Susana Loves Stamps from SCACD to play with. There is a lot going on with this gal from the handmade flower,  to golden mesh, to MS punched butterflies,  to a TH ticket...which is the perfect sentiment for this girlie! DP is Paper Studio and CS.

As you can see, it's another fun challenge at FBW this week and we'd love to have you join us! Feel free to link up your Any Winged Creature and check out more inspiration from my teamies HERE.

Totally Paper Crafts: #138 Make Your Own Flowers
Through the Craft Room Door #40 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving all the sweet comments, they are always a bright spot in my day.

Oct 16, 2012

Rainbow Anya

I have to admit that it's been a tad bit crazy around my house lately and I haven't had the chance to join many challenges just for the sake of joining a challenge....but how lucky for me that today I was able to make one card for a couple of my favorite challenge blogs.
Any One for Anya: Umbrella Inspiration
TGF: Double Take Tuesday Sketch by Aeryn

Any One for Anya: Umbrella Inspiration
Yumi & Fumi Handmade: No patterned paper
The Kraft Journal: Ink it Up
TGF: Double Take Tuesday Sketch

TGF: Miss Anya Rain Snow Shine
Inkadinkadoo Kid Quotes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving all of the sweet comments, they really are a bright spot in my day.

Oct 13, 2012

WW Birthday/Anniversary Reminder

The Birthday/Anniversary party is still going on at Wicked Wednesday so you don't have to fret that you might have missed it because you have a few more days to join in the fun! The theme is Birthday/Anniversary/One....simple and easy AND don't forget that there are some wonderful prizes to be had. You can  check out all the rules and upload HERE.

I made a couple of ATC's for this reminder post using images from two of our prize sponsors this week.  Up first is a fun ATC that was made using the Skull & Crow Cupcake image from Dilly Beans. I added some V.E.R.Y old birthday confetti stickers and lots of sparkly glitter to give this ATC a party feel, I even put a party hat on the crow, fun!

Next up is this wonderful Art Deco Birthday image by Michelle Perkett...she's so pretty and elegant.  I love all of the butterflies on her dress so much that I added a few more  using one of my MS butterfly punches.

Please feel free to join us in congratulating Jenn on Wicked Wednesday's 1st year anniversary and wish her continued success...she really is a wonderful and generous gal!

Oct 10, 2012

Wicked Wednesday - One Year Birthday/Anniversary!

Please scroll down for this week's FBW #209 Kraft challenge.


Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog is celebrating it's 1st year anniversary today and all week long! We have a celebration in store....but before you continue reading this post, you really must turn up the volume and click PLAY....com' on!

I couldn't help but think of this song by Kool & the Gang for this awesome celebration, and it goes so well  with this wonderful image by Mazy Art...makes you want to get up and start dancing, doesn't it?

So, what's a crafter have to do for the chance to win one of this week's awesome prizes?  Did I say prizes? There are prizes, and I do mean PRIZES for 9 lucky winners....you can check out what's being offered by our many generous sponsors HERE

All you have to do is create an ATC/Artist Trading Card with one/all of these themes on it: BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY, ONE and link it up HERE! While you're there you can see all the wonderful creations my fellow teamies came up with ....trust me, there's a party going on over at Wicked Wednesday...all week long!

As always, thanks for stopping by and putting a smile on my face with your wonderful comments.

FBW #209 - Use Kraft Paper

This week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is to use kraft paper, along with having a butterfly or fairy on your project.  If you're anything like me, Kraft paper is a staple in your cardmaking supplies and you never have to dig it out of a pile because it's almost always on the top of the stack of  paper.
I LOVE KRAFT, and am proud to say it!

The Garden of Wishes image is from LOTV.
All DP is Graphic 45.
A MS punched butterfly,  row of pearls, and glitter were added.

You know we'd love to have you join us this week and if you'd like some more inspiration you can check out the wonderful projects my fellow teamies came up with HERE.

Oct 6, 2012

WW - Flowers w/ a Dark Twist Reminder


I wish I had thought to take a picture of this drawing my son made before he gave this  to his girlfriend for her birthday...thankfully he did with his phone and was able to email it to me.  Even though the picture is is blurry and out of focus, you can see why I wanted to use it for this week's Wicked Wednesday Flowers with a Dark Twist challenge.
Vinnie drew this with Sharpies and colored it with watercolors, then added shimmer and shine in all the right places with mixed media products.  This is one of those times that I should have remembered to print the picture on photo paper...not cardstock. I cropped it, and then used Copic outliners to define the rose. I decided on the lyrics from the Funeral for a Friend song from Elton John because my son was wearing his heart on his sleeve the day he drew this.
We'd love to have you join us in this week's challenge, which really is much easier than it sounds...but if you're looking for a little bit more inspiration to kick start your mojo, check out what my fellow teamies came up with HERE!
Thanks for stopping by, you're comments are always like a big, happy hug!

Oct 3, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #52 Flowers with a Dark Twist

Please scroll down for this week's Flutter By Wednesday #208 Pixie Dust challenge.


The challenge this week at Wicked Wednesday is Flowers with a Dark Twist and isn't this just the coolest image?!! LOVE IT! Our sponsor A&T Digital DesignS Shop provided the DT with these awesome images, which are also the prize to this week's winner.

The image was printed three times and colored with Copics. The flower was pop-dotted multiple times, and Glossy Accents was applied to the skulls for a more realistic look. I think I've been watching too many episodes of  Bones on Netflix when I decided to draw the border because I was really trying to achieve a "skeleton teeth" look, lol.  I used my white gel pen for accents, along with TH Fired Brick on the edges.

If you're looking for more inspiration you really must check out what my fellow teamies did with these fabulous images...HERE! Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi, it's always fun hearing from my blogging friends.

Flutter By Wednesday - 208 - Pixie Dust

This week's challenge at FBW is Pixie Dust and our sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, who was super sweet and supplied the entire DT with images to showcase for the week., which are the same 3 images that will be awarded as this week's top prize.

 I used this beautiful image from the Everyday Miracles set, and because the challenge is all about Pixie Dust I added a lot of sparkle and shine to the CS surrounding the image using Stampendous Snow glitter. The DP is from the  MME Dolled Up line. The Decor Paper Pen I used is in Dark Carmine Red, and the rub-on and ribbon are from my stash.

I'm entering this isn:
Simon Says Stamp: Glimmer and Sparkle
You have plenty of time to join us for this fun challenge...just make sure your project has a butterfly or fairy on it, along with a little bit of pixie dust! For more inspiration you can go HERE and see what my teamies have created...you won't be disappointed.