Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Favorite Things...Sketch time!

Hi All!

Quick post today!  This is my first time following an MFT sketch...I know right...where have I been?  I always say "Ooh I like that sketch" but never up end up using it but not this time!  Voila!  Here is my creation  :)

of course I had to rotate the sketch counter know I always have to change something a little or crop it etc etc  LOL!  That's just me  :)
I wish I had inked the edges with black ink, would have made the layers pop more but oh well...too late now  :)
Supplies:  My Mind's Eye (On The Bright Side), scrap misc papers, MFT - Vanity license plate Die-Namics & Stamp set, flower from Michael's collection, dots are CANDI.

I would like to also enter this card in the following challenges:
Mema's Crafts - Those Bloomin' Flowers
The Crafty Pad - #190 Floral
The Order of the Opus Gluei - #140 A Little Sketchy
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - #33 Flowers
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes (orange,purple or black)
Deep Ocean Challenge - More Than 2 Colours
Papertake Weekly (5th Bday celebration) - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pink or Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge at JDE!

Hi all!!
This week at Jacksons Digital Expressions our challenge is to create a project using the color pink or a project supporting Breast Cancer Awareness (pink, ribbon, sentiments, etc).  And members of the DT and supporters have decided to donate .25 per entry to go to BC treatment.  So far we are up to $1.25 per entry!  We are not asking for donations we are simply asking to create an item and enter in the challenge at JDE this week.  Please feel free to advertise this on your own blogs because the more entries = more $ donated!

So onto my projects for the week.  First is a card I created using the Awareness Walk digi and I cropped just one girl from the group.

I stippled the cloud background and used an oval Spellbinder for the image which I cut the outline of the girls back.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  The stamp is from My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence - Have Hope set.  The dies are from Verve called Charming Ovals.

JDE is sponsored again this week by Bugaboo Stamps.  I used the Ribbon Bear Leaning digi to make a 
5 x 7 photo mat for my cousin who has been dealing with breast cancer herself.  She will be doing the relay for life in October.  I paper pieced the ribbon and the heart on his bum  :)   and I used chalks to color him in.

This week is also Stella Says Sketch #120
matching card - sentiment by Ginger's House

So everybody get your craft on this week and join us for our BCA Challenge and let's raise some money!!

Kathi  :)


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

JDE and Bugaboo together again!

Hi all!

It's Clean And Simple Anything Goes #23 this week!  We are sponsored again by the awesome Bugaboo Stamps so I have two cards for you this week!  First is a new release image by Robert called Sunday Suit.
The floral paper is by Glitz Design called French Kiss Floral,  Spellbinders die Picot Edge Circles, I used Copics & Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. 

Now for the Bugaboo card.  I used the Stella Says Sketch #119 for this weeks challenge at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog it's called Bugaboo Brats - Best Friends

Plaid paper by Doodlebug called Sew Plaid, pink polka dot is washi tape for $1 at AC Moore, scalloped border is an SVG and I used one of the new Darice embossing folders then touched the dots with Stickles.

Colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  Stickle accents.

Sentiment by Ginger's House she has daily freebies and a great sense of humor!
Well that's it for this week!  Come join us at Jackson's Digital Expressions for another challenge and prizes!

Kathi  :)

Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - Children

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Altered notepad and fixing mistakes

Happy Tuesday...I know back to work after a long weekend here in the states...ugh...

This week at Jackson's Digital Expressions it's time for the Altered Art Challenge.  It's still Anything Goes and our sponsor this week is My Heart Pieces.  I've chosen to cover a notepad for my project.  I used a Robert Jackson new release image called Back to School.

Note paper stamp with matching die and sentiment all by Verve.  Scalloped bottom by Spellbinders.  And ruler washi tape I picked up at AC Moore for $1 and a 5 pack of notepads at Dollar Tree for $1
I had a friend tell me she liked a post where I showed how to fix a mistake I made (you can read it HERE) So I will do that from now on...thanks Linda.  Ok so here is my mistake because I just can't leave well enough alone!  When I was done coloring the crayon above I thought it would look good outlined with a fine tip marker.  Wrong!  I hated it!  And figured I ruined it.  However, I cut the crayon in half and positioned it so the top and bottom of crayon was showing from behind the paper but the letters were not.  Wasn't my initial plan but I think it looks ok  :)
Thanks for stopping by!  And come join us at JDE this week with your projects!
Kathi  :)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

For my GB :)

Hi all,
Today I have a card I made for my friend Gina and we affectionately refer to each as GB which stands for gutter buddy.  Well because our minds are always in the gutter!!  LOL!!  She has had the worst year possible and most recently she was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her spine.  She has had 2 spinal surgeries in the last month and they think they have gotten it all now.  Humor has always been a wonderful coping technique and I love to make her laugh.  Well mission accomplished because I put the bra on a wobble so the boobs wiggle LOL!  She loved it  :)  This awesome digi is by Meljen's Designs.   This would be great for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.
Floral paper by Martha Stewart and scalloped circle by Spellbinders. Colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Glossy accents used on the heart and a Jolee's hotfix crystal these things!

Thanks for stopping by!

Meljen's Designs - Anything Goes