Monday, August 27, 2012

Bugaboo easel card and tearing mulberry paper tip!

Hi Friends!  This week Jackson's Digital Expressions Anything Goes Challenge #20 has an optional Sketch you can use.
RJ_Aug 28th Sketch 
And this week we have 2 sponsors!  The Cutting Cafe and Bugaboo Stamps.  I made an easel card using the Edward Elephant - Flower image.  I just love this little guy I think he's sooo cute!  The sentiment is by Unity Stamp Co.  

I used the Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to blend them.  Stickles on the flowers and the "toenails"...actually now that I think of it this is EDWARD!  LOL!  That's too funny...oh well it's a gender neutral elephant! 
On the letters I colored the bottoms of the letters and used the blending stump with Gamsol to pull the color up to the top and then highlighted with Stickles.  I love how they came out!  Crystals are Jolee's Hotfix Crystals.

1.  I use a paint brush and water to "draw" a line where I want to tear the mulberry paper.
2.  Gently pull the paper in an outward direction and it tears very easily.  You can gently pull on the edges outward to smooth the fibers out.
Hope you found these tips helpful and hope to see you at JDE this week for another Anything Goes Challenge!  Have a great week!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

This week's Anything Goes Challenge #19 at JDE!

Time for another challenge at JDE!  This week it's the Inks and Such team (basically use any coloring techniques to strut your stuff!) and we are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe.  I decorated a large magnetic paperclip holder.  I used the Lil Back To School II image, found HERE , and I incorporated the clock from The Cutting Cafe's It's About Time set found HERE.
The clock is 1/2" in size and I drew in the hands, black paper with raised alphabet by Core'dinations, Penmanship Green paper by Little Yellow Bicycle, A Cut Above die by Verve called Classy Label Die.
Colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
So come join us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions with whatever your crafty self comes up with!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Graduation thank you card & enabler alert :)

Just when you thought I was done with the graduation stuff I finally finished the thank yous!  The shirt die is from MFT and the Thank you stamp and the Jotted Heart Die are from one of my favorite stamp companies Verve.  And Verve is having their 5th Anni-Verve-sary Sale!  You can save 10-50% off stamps and dies.  Sale ends 8/24.  I'll be entering this card in their Customer Card Carnival and maybe I can win some new stamps!  Whoo hoo!
Kathi  :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Meljen's Ribbon Challenge

My daughter's friend Alyssa just celebrated her 18th birthday and she LOVES hippos so I made her this sign  :)  Challenge #123 at Meljen's Designs is "Tie a Ribbon".  The digi is called Hearty Hippo, colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  It's hard to see in the pics but I used Glossy Accents on the teeth, "toe nails" and the heart.  The letter stamps are from Close To My Heart - Chocolate Alphabet small.  PP by We R Memory Keepers - Peep Easter Basket.

Thanks for stopping by!  
Kathi  :)

Additional Challenges:
Great Impressions Stamps - Walk on the Wild Side
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Sew Many Ways - weekly linking party
Under the Table and Dreaming - Sunday Showcase
Skip To My Lou - Made by You Monday

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Teddy Birthday color challenge

Hi again,

This week at JDE we have a color challenge for you and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  She has some of the cutest images!  I chose Theodore Birthday Sign.
 Theodore - Birthday Sign
 Color Challenge
 TEAM B - Lavendar, Green, Tan and White
And of course I couldn't just print it and color...nooo I love to crop images!  So here is my end super cropped result  LOL!

 I went back to my chalks for this one.  I used some Glossy Accents on his nose and parts of the balloon.  Circle and scalloped circle are Spellbinders dies.  The papers are ancient from stash.  I really like this one I think he's cute and I love the color combo.  So join us at Jacksons Digital Expressions for our weekly ANYTHING GOES Challenge you can follow the color challenge or not it's your choice!  

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathi  :)

Created With Love Challenges - Birthday theme

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

This week's Anything Goes Challenge at JDE!

Hi!  This week is another Anything Goes Challenge at JDE.  This week is Clean and Simple (CAS) style with a twist to use brads or eyelets.  So feel free to join us with whatever your creative heart desires!  Jacksons Digital Expressions  This week I made a back to school tag using the School Bus image found HERE. The file card is an SVG from Lori Whitlock's Life Cards series.

Well that's it for now hope you can join us!

Kathi  :)

Challenges:   Back to School Projects