Apr 27, 2013

WW #81 Winged Things Reminder

Winged Things...that's what this week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday is all about!
The bumble bee was made by placing a thin sheet of metal on top of a brass stencil and running it though my Cuttlebug, which was then sanded so the design would show. The ATC was gussied up with rub-ons, glitter, an embossing folder, and a white gel pen.

You have until 7:00 pm EST this coming Tuesday to join us in this fun challenge, feel free to link your ATC HERE. Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies who is offering a $12 gift certificate to their online store....a prize worthy of an entry!
Hope you'll join us!

Apr 24, 2013

WW #81 Things with Wings

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FBW April Sketch challenge.
This week's Wicked Wednesday  challenge is Things with Wings. The image was provided by A Day For Daisies, who just happens to be this week's sponsor.
I must confess that lately I've been dabbling in art journaling and mixed media, and that I've been having fun being messy and creating outside of the boundaries I normally set for myself.  This ATC is the end result of an afternoon of pulling out art supplies and not caring what the final result was...other than it wasn't too terrible too look at.

Take flight and think wings! You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to join us at Wicked Wednesday for this wings challenge. Feel free to link your project  and to see some more inspirational ATC's from my fellow teamies HERE.


FBW #237 April Sketch

At Flutter By Wednesday we are using a phenomenal sketch by our own FBW Sketch Designer Kathy Curry for this week's challenge, and let me say that I think this is going to become one of my "go to" sketches. Not only is it easy to use, but also has fabulous results!
All you have to do this week is follow the sketch and add a butterfly or fairy on your project...it can't get much simpler than that!

The adorable image is Yumi with Birdie from Yumi & Fumi Handmade, a newer rubber stamp company that is having a fabulous month long giveaway that goes through May 3rd. If you get the chance, you should stop by this adorable site and see the wonderful stamps they offer...they're sure to bring a smile or two.

This week's FBW sketch challenge goes until next Tuesday evening, to see all of the details and to link your project, click HERE!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a happy Tuesday!

Apr 22, 2013

TGF FFF Recyle/Alter Something

TGF's FFF challenge this week is to RECYLE/ALTER SOMETHING and this is what I altered...the little box that my gelatos fit into perfectly.
Black paint, TGF images stamped in various colors, chevron paper, and a Dymo label maker...it can't get much easier than that!



Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to reduce, reuse, recyle....HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Apr 20, 2013

WW #80 Black & White and One Other Color Reminder

"What if it's not black and white, what if it's all gray?"
I'm not sure of the exact quote but this is very similar and it's how I've been feeling lately...and for someone who loves rules and structure, I started to panic the minute I heard it.  That's how I came up with this ATC.

This adorable image is My Heart Beats Only for You by Lacy Sunshine Stamps, who just happens to be our sponsor this week at Wicked Wednesday. The challenge is simple....use black, white, and one other color. You have until this 7:00 pm EST this coming Tuesday to join us in the fun ATC challenge...hope to see you HERE!

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Saturday!

Apr 17, 2013

WW #80 and FBW #236 - Two challenges, One card!

Happy Wednesday! It doesn't happen too often where I can combine both of my DT's into one post but today is one of those days! Woot woot!
This awesome image is from Lacy Sunshine and is called Butterfly eyes. Lacy Sunshine is sponsoring  this week's ATC challenge at Wicked Wednesday which is BLACK, WHITE & ONE (1) OTHER COLOR. For some reason the orange rhinestone eyes mesmerize me.
I used the finished ATC to make a card for this week's Flutter By Wednesday USE A SENTIMENT challenge. The sentiment is from the TH's Simple Sayings set which has a wide array of sentiments and is extremely versatile.

Wicked Wednesday is strictly ATC's and Flutter By Wednesday requires a butterfly or fairy,  both challenges run through next Tuesday evening, 7:00 pm EST and 7:00 pm PST respectively.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments, they always make my day!

Apr 13, 2013

WW #79 Show Us Your Suit Reminder

I thought this handsome guy in his extremely well-fitted suit should be part of my monthly ATC calendar, then it occured to me that I probably misinterpreted this week's Wicked Wednesday challenge Show Us Your Suit because after carefully re-reading the fine lines...it is supposed to be about card playing.  Aaaack!

The 2 larger images were taken from Google Images and are from the Casino Royale 007 film, which is as close to card playing as this ATC is going to get. I don't have time  to change this, but if I did I would totally go off-base and put Daniel Craig in his blue bathing "suit" from the movie, lol.

Here's something you may not know about me....my hubby's ringtone is the 007 theme song and I always answer the phone saying, "Hello James." A girl can dream....

You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday to join us at Wicked Wednesday in the Show Us Your Suit ATC challenge...we'd love to see your interpretation of this week's theme. Feel free to link your ATC HERE!

Happy Saturday!

Apr 10, 2013

FBW #235 - Open Challenge

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Wicked Wednesday #79 Show Us Your Suit challenge
Our sponsor this week at Flutter By Wednesday is Beccy's Place,

who was nice enough to provide images to various DT members, while other DT members used free images from Beccy's blog. I used a free Happy Birthday sentiment from Beccy's Place for this very simple and easy card. All you have to do to join us this week is have a butterfly or fairy on your project. EASY?! You betcha!
Denice - Sponsor
We'd love to have you join us, feel free to see all the rules and link your project HERE.
As always, thanks for stopping by and for leaving all of the sweet comments...they really do make my day.

Wicked Wednesday #79 Show Us Your Suit

I used a couple different images from our sponsor this week, which is DRS Designs, to make this fun and flashy ATC. The background suits where copied and pasted multiple times, colored and embossed with a polysparkle embossing powder, making this ATC sooooo shiny! The hand of cards is also from DRS Designs. The sentiment was CG and the Joker is from a free coloring page.
We'd love to have you join  this week's Wicked Wednesday challenge which is Show Us Your Suit. You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to enter your ATC....you can do so HERE!
Thanks for stopping by, happy Wednesday to all of my blogger friends!

Apr 7, 2013

Wishing Eva a Happy Birthday

I little birdie told me it was Eva's birthday today, and that her favorite colors are red, pink, and purple...what a smart and clever birdie, lol. Happy Birthday Eva!
I used one of the new images from the Peek-a-Boo series by Yumi and Fumi Handmade called Yumi with Birdie, which is just adorable. I couldn't resist using a freebie bird-day sentiment I found online.
Don't forget to head over to the Y&FH blog to wish Eva a happy and celebratory day. You'll also see some gorgeous creations from the Y&FH DT...all wishing her a happy, happy day!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great Sunday.

Apr 6, 2013

WW #78 Let's Play Pretend Reminder

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Y&FH Peek-a-Boo release
Denice - Reminder
Image: Octopode Factory Princess
When sitting down to make this ATC I had two different thoughts and I asked my hubs which he thought would be better....he said this one, even though I thought "playing doctor" would have been a bit edgier...LOL!
You have until 7:00 pm EST this coming Tuesday evening to join us at Wicked Wednesday in the Let's Play Pretend ATC challenge...we'd love to see your take on this fun challenge. Feel free to link your ATC's HERE, and while you're linking up you can see some fabulous inspiration from my fellow teamies!
Talk about teamies, I'm heading out in a few hours to meet fellow WW DT Chelsea, at a small function she's hosting in a nearby 'burb...I'm looking forward to meeting her.
Thanks for stopping by, happy Saturday!

Y&FH Peek-a-Boo Release

I was asked if I wanted to join Yumi & Fumi Handmade in previewing their new spring Peek-a-Boo series and of course I said, "Yes!"  Just wait, you'll see why...the newest images are oh, so sweet!

"Today we're excited to show you our newest stamps created with a little whimsy in mind. When coming up with this new stamp line we wanted to do something a little different but still keep fun and cute in mind. We came up with the idea of our characters peeking around a corner, laying in the grass, and maybe even peeking over something. Then we thought it would be even cuter to add in our own little critter friends to go along with us. That is how the Peek-a-Boo series was born.

These stamps are the same quality as our other stamps and all made in the USA. Made of deeply etched red rubber on cling mount they are also scroll cut and indexed for easy stamping. The only difference is they are much smaller than our normal sized images, but that doesn't detract from their cuteness.

Each stamp retails for $7.50, but for a limited time you can purchase a bundle pack of all 4 stamps for the low price of $25 until Monday, April 8th at 5pm pst. (This offer only applies in the Yumi & Fumi Handmade store)"

Here's my card using Fumi with Turtle...I just love her sweet smile.

You really should stop by the Y&FH blog to see all of the adorable projects the DT has created for this fun release, lots of inspiration from an incredibly talented DT.
Happy Peek-a-Boo release day,
happy Saturday!

Apr 3, 2013

Wicked Wednesday #78 Let's Play Pretend

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Our challenge at Wicked Wednesday this week is Let's Play Pretend and I chose this cutie patootie Cowboy Kid image from our sponsor, 2CuteInk .  If you get the chance to check out their blog you're going to say "awwwww" just as much as I did when I saw all of the adorable images they offer. Also, I noticed that they have a tutorial on how to resize digital images...you might want to check it out.
I always like to mention when I get to use an embellie that's been hanging around past it's time and that would be the horse sticker that my daughter received 6 years ago inside an American Girl magazine. It was time to go, lol!
Want to join us at Wicked Wednesday? You have until 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday to link your ATC....which you can do HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, it's always nice to chat with fellow bloggers.

FBW #234 Flowers

Flowers, fairies, and butterflies....that's what this week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is all about! You choose the project, just make sure there are flowers and a butterfly or fairy on it...EASY PEASY!!
Image: Whimsy Stamps Mary the Magnolia Fairy
We have a sponsor this week which is Whimsy Stamps and they are offering a prize of 5 digital images of choice to one lucky winner. They have some wonderful images and you can check out their online store HERE. As a matter of fact, the image I used for today's post is one I won a couple of weeks ago from Whimsy Stamps and she was a blast to color!
You have until next Tuesday evening to join us at Flutter By Wednesday....check out the gorgeous creations by my fellow teamies and link your card/project  HERE.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a happy Wednesday!