Smile…!

If this big guy doesn’t make you smile…nothing will!  His name is “Ogre” and is another of Lisa’s “Quirky” Bloobel Digital Stamps.  I wanted him for a birthday card, but I couldn’t resist putting “Smile” on the front. Inside I’ll put – It’s Your Birthday!” That should work just fine.

I made the card following Sketch #4 on the Crafting Circle “Just For Fun” Wednesday Monthly Challenge. Come over and take a peek and join us for some fun.  I love following a sketch.

I’ve colored him with my Copic Markers and a few Prisma Pencils. I used Diamond Glaze by Judi-kins on his eyes and Wink Of Stella on the background of the oval. That’s hard to see in the photo, but trust me…it looks great in person.

I’ve used two dies by Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  The first is their Stitched Ovals and the second is their Scalloped and Stitched Rectangles. The Pattern Papers are also from a MFT stack called “Rainbow Stripes.” The sentiment was hand written. Other papers and the Embroidery Floss was from my scraps.

Thanks for dropping by.

CHRISTMAS…In July

Wow, it’s hard to believe that the year is half over and it’s time to start on our Christmas cards. But don’t fret…just hop over to the new “Freebie Friday Progressive Challenge” at Scrapper’s Delights.  This time Janice has picked a Christmas image called “Santa’s Helper” and if you completed last month’s image, you can get this image here for Free. If not, it will be available for $1 in the Scrapper’s Delights Store.

The Design Team was asked to make a card with this image using non-traditional Christmas Colors. It’s hard to be in a Christmas mood when the temperature outside is in the 90s, but this card sure helped me to start thinking about how soon all the holidays will be upon us. I for one am going to start picking out all of my images now so I can get my coloring started.  I’m not sure what you do, but I like to make a special card for each person on my card list.

My card base is pre-made from “The Paper Studio” by Hobby Lobby, and the pattern papers are from “The Disney All Season’s” Pad.  The blue and white paper is by TPC Studios and is named “Woodland Winter Carnaval.”

I colored the “Santa’s Helper” image with my Copic Markers, plus I added a few ornaments that I cut from a scrap of paper from my scrap pile. The branches are made with a Memory Box Die call “Pine Branches,” and I just cut them in several different colors and glued them down.  The small red bow is made from my embroidery thread and I’ve also highlighted some things on the card with “Ranger’s Star Dust Stickles” and a “Wink of Stella Gold Brush Tip Glitter Pen.”

I’m not sure if my attempt to make a “fur rug” was successful or not, but I’ve had this swatch of fur/feathers from an after Christmas Sale at Hobby Lobby forever and I thought I’d give it a try.

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LEGO Birthday….

This is my July DT Card for the “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge” at the Crafting Circle.  This adorable image is by the very talented artist, Francesca Lopez, owner of Cute As A Button Designs and is called Lego Queen.  It was the perfect image for me to work with having recently returned from a visit to “Lego Land.” Our family has always loved Legos, except when you step on them barefooted. Ouch!

I decided to make a birthday card from my image.  The card base is made with “The Paper Studio” Heavy Duty Cardstock bought at Hobby Lobby. The holographic background paper is from a D.C.W.V Paper Stack called, “The Birthday Wishes Stack.” The Balloons, Letters, and Words are cut from “Die-Namics” Dies by My Favorite Things.

I’ve colored my image with Copic Markers and a few Prisma Premium Colored Pencils. The solid colored papers are by Recollections from Michaels and the Embroidery Threads were in my stash and mainly from Joann Stores.

Please come and have some fun with us.

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