Jun 30, 2013

Y&FH #19 Red, White, Blue & Kraft

So tell me.....do you think this suave and debonair guy looks like he has too much swag?!!  One can never have too much swag, right?!  My soon-to-be 14 year old son loves to say YOLO SWAG......so I thought it would be fun to make him a card with a similar saying for his upcoming birthday.
I think this image of Chase has a lot of SWAG and found stamping him in blue made my color choices easy for the Red,White, Blue, & Kraft challenge that's going on right now at Yumi & Fumi Handmade. After stamping the image all I needed to do was to find some DP, add the CG sentiment, and glue down a few star embellishments.
There's plenty of time to join Yumi & Fumi Handmade in their Red, White, Blue & Kraft challenge, just make sure your entries are linked before the challenge ends at noon (pst) on July 5th.  Also, I'd like to remind everyone about the rules which are super simple and easy to follow, you can view them on the challenge info tab located at the top of the Y&FH page. 

The winner of Challenge #19 will receive a $15 gift certificate and the Top 3 will receive a 10% discount code to be used in the Yumi & Fumi online store.
My teamie, Eva, has a super card she's sharing with this fun color scheme which you can see at the Y&FH blog or her blog. FYI: Eva's Copic skills are off the chart!
I hope you will join us in this fun color challenge!
Happy Sunday! 

Jun 29, 2013

WW #90 June Wedding Reminder

I just realized I forgot to post for Wicked Wednesday's June Wedding challenge last Wednesday....aaaack!!! Here is my forgotten ATC using the adorable I Cherryish You image from 2 Cute Ink, who is our sponsor this week.
Secondly, this is my Saturday reminder ATC, which I think is appropriate to add to my on-going monthly ATC calendar. The wedding apparel is from wedding DP I've had for quite a few years. I fussy cut, glued, and outlined the finery with various inks and markers. The calender stamp is from CTMH, and the hearts are from TGF's Bean collection.

Feel free to link your ATC HERE, but remember you only have until next Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EST.  If you have time, you really need to stop by Wicked Wednesday to see the absolutely adorable ATC's my teamies created this week....you will be inspired!!!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such sweet comments, they always make me smile.

Jun 26, 2013

FBW # 246 Summer

This week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is SUMMER themed, what's not to love about this challenge?!! The rules are very simple and you can see them HERE, but the most important rule is that there is a butterfly or fairy on your project.
All of the images, along with the sentiment are from the newest Hang Loose series from Yumi & Fumi Handmade. Here's a close-up of Summer Fumi, along with the Long Board, Honu, and sentiment from the Tiki Surf Set.

Feel free to link your project HERE, and don't forget to check out the awesome projects by my fellow teamies...they always amaze me with their creativity. You must link your project before midnight (PST) next Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

Lastly, the FBW DT will be taking the entire month of July off due to busy summer schedules, so there's no need to be concerned if you don't see us posting for a couple of weeks. In light of my father's recent hospitalization, the reprieve is perfect timing for me. In addition to July, I will personally be taking the month of August off from the FBW team....a planned vaca and getting our daughter ready to go off to college will be keeping me extra busy.

Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments!

Jun 22, 2013

WW #89 Symbols of Peace Reminder

This week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday is all about Symbols of Peace. My inspiration came from a $1 magnetic memo pad that I use in my craft area. I tore off a sheet of paper, glued it to card stock for stability, cut it to ATC size and started applying gesso, gelatos, and charcoal....along with a few other mixed medium products. I then stamped the Inkadinkadoo sentiment and heat set the white embossing powder. Rub-ons, glitter and doodling completed it.
It seems like it has been ages since I last posted, yet it's only been a week?!! My daughter's graduation party last Saturday was great, and we couldn't have been happier than to be with our family and friends who came out to celebrate Frankie and her accomplishments with us.
On a sadder note, 4 hours after the last guest left we received a phone call that my father was taken to the ER with some serious complications...which he is still trying to recover from. Most of my past week has been spent at the hospital or talking about the hospital....making the hour it took to create this week's ATC a much needed break from my daily routine.
My teamies have some wonderfully fun and funky ATC's to share which you can see AND link your project to HERE. Don't forget to link your ATC by Tuesday at 7:00 pm EST.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such sweet comments, they are a bright spot in these emotionally filled days. 

Jun 16, 2013

Y&FH #18 CONGRATS! Reminder

Happy Sunday!
Happy Father's Day!
Happy Y&FH Hang Loose release day (one day late!)
I'm making a quick post to remind everyone that the CONGRATS! challenge is still in progress at Y&FH blog. 
My card uses  Summer Chuckles and the Tiki Surf Set from the new Hang Loose release.

I had been thinking the sentiments from the Tiki Surf Set would be perfect to use on a card for someone who just bought a new car but wasn't sure how I was going to pull it off...until I went walking through the grocery store and this palm tree car deorderizer was hanging on an end cap. Hanging...hang...hang from a mirror...hang loose...AH HA!!!
I also think this would be easy to alter for a newly liscenced driver with a gas card attached instead of the deoderizer.

Here are just a few small details about this challenge:
Create a CARD using a congratulatory theme.
June 9 - June 21
Ends: Noon (pst)

Thanks for stopping by and just like these adorable Y&F images,  your comments always make me smile!

Jun 15, 2013

Y&FH Hang Loose Release Day! (picture heavy)

Happy Y&FH Hang Loose Release Day!!!
Aloha! I hope you've been enjoying the previews of the Hang Loose series at the Y&FH blog these past couple of days. If you have, you'll know Leanne and the rest of the DT have been busy showing these adorable new images off.
I decided to use almost all of the images in one project to make a mixed media journal cover. I feel it is necessary to say that I am in no way an expert on mixed media, I just like using all of the products and will sit for extended periods of time coloring and painting and outlining.
The images and sentiments were stamped on a piece of watercolor paper and after coloring them, gesso was applied over the entire page.  Multiple colored Gelatos were used for a rainbow effect...because I always think of rainbows when I think of Hawaii. Additional images were colored and fussy cut, and after gluing a few of them to the page, gesso was applied again.
 Additional stamping, chipboard letters, and DP were added.
TH Fragments and Glossy Accents were used to make charms, but after deciding they were too large to use as charms I glued them onto the cover.
After a few more layers, this is the finished journal.

Summer Yumi, Tiki Surf Set, Honu Set
Summer Chuckes, Tiki Surf Set, Honu Set

Summer Chuckles, Summer Yumi, Summer Fumi,
Tiki Surf Set, Honu Set
All of these adorable images can be found at the Yumi & Fumi Handmade online store, along with all of the Y&F collections.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such nice comments, they always make me smile!

Jun 12, 2013

WW #88 Birds, Nests, & Eggs

After waking up in the morning have you ever checked your blog? Of course.... we all have. But have you ever checked your blog to find the free background image you have been using for the past year has been deleted from all files....and can't be found anywhere?! *Sigh* I really, really liked that yellow chevron background.

Please scroll down for this week's FBW #244 CAS challenge

Birds, Nests, and Eggs can be found over at Wicked Wednesday! Not only is this week's sponsor, JellyPark offering 5 images of choice from their online store to this week's winner...but they also provided the entire DT with some adorable images to work with.

I showed this ATC to my kiddos and they asked me what a Hootnanny was...seriously...am I that OLD?!!

hootnanny hootenanny:  An informal performance by folk singers, typically with participation by the audience

My teamies have used these JellyPark images in some very creative ways...you can see what I'm talking about HERE. Remember to link up your ATC by Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to read the sweet comments that everyone leaves.

FBW #244 CAS

Flutter By Wednesday has another fun challenge this week...to make a CAS card! Not only are you to include a butterfly/fairy but you are also to make it Clean and Simple. You can see all of the challenge rules HERE.
I used TH tissue tape to hold the DP in place, then added a sentiment and epoxy sticker...of course I couldn't stop with just that and added a row of rub-on pink polka dots.  What's not to love about a CAS card?!!

I am kind of of bragging when I say my fellow teamies are extremely good with this CAS challenge...you can see their fab cards AND link your project HERE. But hurry, you only have until midnight (PST) next Tuesday, June 18th.  

Happy Wednesday, enjoy what comes your way!

Jun 5, 2013

WW #87 Graveyards and Tombstones

Please scroll down for this week's FBW #243 OPEN challenge

A Smeared Ink image and a Wicked Wednesday challenge always make for an interesting combination....this week is just that with a  Graveyards and Tombstones challenge!  As mentioned, Smeared Ink supplied the DT with all the images that were used this week.

Because these are digi images, I was able to add a name on one of the tombstones and I added the name Ed Zachery. Why? Because my daughter could never say "exactly" instead she would say "Ed Zachery." So every Halloween I decorate the front lawn with a makeshift graveyard and we have a special tombstone just for Ed Zachery. LOL, we always laugh!

This week's challenge run through 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening. You can link your ATC and see the wonderful creations my teamies came up with HERE. We'd love to have you join us this week, and every week.

Happy Wednesday,

FBW #243 Open

At Flutter By Wednesday we have a sponsor this week, which is 2 Cute Ink. Our sponsor supplied the DT with some adorable images to work with and I chose to use their sweet Sunflower Bunny image for my card. Did I mention the challenge for the week is OPEN?! Simply put, anythings goes as long as it has a fairy and/or butterfly on it.
The sketch is this week's Deconstructed Sketch #103 by Jen Shults'.
My teamies have some wonderful samples to share with you over at the Flutter By Wednesday blog which are bound to inspire your creativity! Feel free to follow this LINK to see their fab creations and to upload your own project. This challenge runs through next Tuesday, 7:00 pm pst.
As with all challenges, there are rules. Over at FBW the rules are simple....along with following the specific challenge for each week, you must have a butterfly and/or fairy on your project.  Feel free to see all of the rules for the FBW challenges HERE.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such sweet comments, they make my day!

Jun 2, 2013

Y&FH Challenge #17 All About Dad

There's still plenty of time to join the current All About Dad challenge at Yumi & Fumi Handmade that goes thru Friday, June 7th at Noon, PST.
The rules for this and every Y&FH challenge can be found in the Challenge info tab on the Y&FH blog. Additional qualifying images for this challenge can be from Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts, The Greeting Farm or Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, but will not be counted twice.  Please make sure your card qualifies before you link up, otherwise your project may be removed.
I paper pieced Winter Yumi's hat and placed it on top of Chase, who I think looks quite dapper and very fitting for any dad for Father's Day.
When you open the card you'll see there is a slot for a gift card. I modified the original instructions so the card would hold a gift card because it seems like I always forget to pick-up the gift card envelope or the place of business is out of them. You would think I could remember what the style of this card is called, especially since I use it so frequently.

The challenge winner will receive a $15 gift certificate, and each of the Top 3 will  receive a 10% discount....all to the Y&FH online store.

We can't wait to see what you created in honor of your favorite father figure!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leaving such wonderful comments,  they always make me smile!

Jun 1, 2013

WW # 86 On the Playground Reminder

I couldn't wait for today's reminder post because I had so much fun making this ATC. I sat for HOURS with this awesome coloring page image I found on-line....coloring, applying layers of gesso, smearing gelatos, applying rub-ons, doodling, and stamping. Oh-so much fun and I couldn't wait to share! I just wish I hadn't thrown the website info away for the color page, if I find it again I will let you know as I really want to give credit where due.

Don't forget that this week's On the Playground challenge at Wicked Wednesday runs through 7:00 pm est next Tuesday evening. Link up HERE!

Thanks to my son for introducing me to the 1SE app...this is one second of  everyday (well, almost everyday) in May...LOL.

Thanks for stopping by on this busy, busy Saturday...
enjoy what comes your way!