Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween treats!

Happy Halloween to my friends who celebrate it!  Here are a few treats I've created, haven't had much time for treats this year!  Usually, I make something for everyone in the office but not this year.

spider stamp by Stampin' Up!,  Creepy Candy stamp by Papertrey Ink
owl and cat $1 stamps by Studio 112, Trick or Treat by Stampin' Up!
Some of the challenges require supplies from your "stash".  I've had that spool of ribbon in my Halloween supply box for at least 2 years!  The cat/owl stamps for 1 year never used, and  I had cut the scalloped circles out months ago!  Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!

Kathi  :)

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Dots & Stripes (ribbon & stamps more than 6 months old)
Use It Tuesday - Orange
Art With No Boundaries - October/Halloween
Lollipop Crafts - Halloween Treats
My Crafty Spot - Too Cute To Spook
Anything But A Card Challenge - Incorporate Black in Project
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Halloween Colors
PanPastel UK Challenge Blog - #42 Halloween
Scrappy Frog's Challenge Blog - Fall/Halloween
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Fall/Halloween
Crafty Calendar Challenges - All Things Spooky
Crafty Mess Challenge - Halloween
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Anything Halloween
Just Some Lines Blog - Anything Halloween
My Time To Craft - Halloween
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - Candy!
Creative Belli Blog - #155 Halloween 
Fab N Funky Challenges - Die Cuts/Punches 
Inky Impressions Challenges - Lots of Layers 
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Anything Goes Challenge at JDE!

Hi all!

Hope everyone here in the US is safe from Hurricane Sandy!  It's been pretty rough here in Rhode Island!  Thankfully I still have power!!  Whew!  You know crafting by candlelight isn't easy!  LOL!

So this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions it's the Inks and Such team that's hosting the challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes and our sponsor this week is DigiStamps4Joy.  My gift bag uses the Front Door Christmas Tree image from DigiStamps4Joy.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils/Gamsol then I stippled over the entire image with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I cut the image and the scalloped circle with Spellbinders dies and matted on My Mind's Eye papers.  I stippled all of the papers, the twine and even the corner dots which are called CANDI.  Propped the image and CANDI dots on dimensionals.

This picture really doesn't do this project justice!  The colors are much richer in person.
Here is the image before I cut it out.

So come join us this week at JDE for our Anything Goes Challenge!  Thanks for stopping by!

Kathi   :)

Anything Goes Challenge - #79 Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - #89 Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - #87 Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - #194 Christmas is Coming
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
The Paper Makeup Stamps Blog - Layers
Love To Create Challenge Blog - Lots of Layers
Make It Monday - #113
Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog - Christmas
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Distress Your Cards
The Paper Girls Challenge - Altered Projects & Blog Hop
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations by Kristen - Pop It Up!
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - O Christmas Tree
Paperminutes - Wrap Something
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas
Sugar Creek Hollow - #36 Cream Plus Two

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Is There Life Before Coffee?

Hi Everyone!

This week at JDE we have a Color Challenge for you!  It's an interesting combo of Teal, Brown and Orange.  And when you look at mine you'll say to yourself  "Um...ok where's the orange?" and I will say to you..."Uh...I messed up!"  Well I knew it was supposed to be orange before I started creating and even during the process but obviously when assembling it I thought "Oh that scrap piece of yellow matches her hair perfectly and I'll place it at the bottom to draw the eye down the entire image..."  Yeah I know...duh!  Well that's what I get for crafting late night without coffee!!  LOL!!  And to top it off I didn't even realize until after I submitted it for the post.  So I could have torn it apart and fixed it but I couldn't because I really love how it came out! So that's my story and I'm sticking to it!  :)  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and this is the "Coffee" image that comes with the sentiment.
So here's another confession...I messed up when coloring the image too!  And didn't realize until after either!  Unbelievable...   So can you see my mistake?  What I thought was her purse on her shoulder is actually supposed to be her jacket!  See it?  The teal with the pocket that I used Glossy Accents on?  I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't notice but I know and you know what that's like  LOL!

Well if you made it this far...thank you for allowing me to share my mistakes!

Kathi  :)

Supplies:  notebook from Target $1, paper My Mind's Eye, Glossy Accents, Stickles - crystal, Prismacolor pencils + Gamsol.

Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Use a digi
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Bling It On
Fussy And Fancy Challenges - Anything Goes
Hotshot Craft - Bling It On
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Emerald Fairies - #34 Anything Goes
Clear It Out CHallenge Blog - Gift Challenge (stash=coffee notepad and scrap paper)
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built - Repeat Impressions DCC1024 ~ Anything Other Than A Card
Lady Anne's Challenges - Stamp Challenge Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - #13 Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Glitz and Glamour
Fat Pages With Attitude - Halloween/Anything Goes
Vintage Elusions - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Glitter & Bling
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jackson's Digital Expressions CAS Challenge

Hi everyone!  It's time for JDE's weekly challenge but first I'm so excited to share some info!  I've been asked to be the DT Coordinator for JDE!  I can't tell you how flattered I was  :)  I think we have an amazing group of designers and it's been a pleasure working with everyone.  I think Chana and the team have done an incredible job building the blog and challenges over the last 6 months!  I'm looking forward to the next 6 months and our 1 year Blogaversary!

Ok on to this week's CAS (Clean And Simple) challenge which was to use 2 dies in our design.  I have two projects, first is using Robert Jackson's Lil' Mummy.

The dies I used are the Fleur De Lis Square and oval by Spellbinders, the T-shirt is by MFT.  The word art was a freebie from Ginger's House.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Next I used this week's sponsor image and sentiment from QKR Stampede.  Now I always struggle with CAS so I have two versions of this card.  Once I took the pic of the 1st one I thought it needed something so the 2nd is, in my opinion, the finished one!  :)   So which one do you prefer?  

This is the cropped version of the scarecrow there is more to the image...but anyone who knows me knows I'm crop happy!  LOL!!  I used the square Spellbinders die then rounded the edges and the half circle scallop is by MFT.  Paper from My Mind's Eye.  Colored with Prisma/Gamsol.

Close up
So come join us at this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions for our CAS Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Additional Challenges entered:
Art With No Boundaries - October/Halloween
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers - Autumn
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - Happy Fall!
Eureka Stamps - Halloween and/or Spooky
Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Halloween and/or Autumn
Love To Create Challenge Blog - Trick or Treat
Make It Monday - #111
Paper Play Time - #86 Welcome to BOO-ville
Tammy's Srapin Corner - Anything Goes
Paper Cupcakes - Orange & Purple
Outlawz - CAS Autumn/Leaves
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes #40
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mega Blog Candy at Bearly Mine Crafts!

Hi Everyone!

I want to share an awesome opportunity to win some serious blog candy that Donna at Bearly Mine Crafts is so graciously offering!  There are a few simple rules to participate and look around her blog while you're won't be disappointed  :)

 All of the details can be found here -> Bearly Mine Crafts

Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, October 5, 2012

Everything is going to be okay...BCA


Here's another Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) card for the Link Up For Pink Awareness Blog and I'll also enter it in the Meljen's Designs Anything Goes Challenge because that's who created this wonderful digi!  Colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, papers by My Mind's Eye and sentiment by Verve. 

Thanks for stopping by!!
Kathi <3

Happy Campers - 2 Colors Pink & Brown
Art Impressions Stamps - Pink
In The Pink Challenge Blog - Pink plus 1 color
Crafts and Me Challenges - #104 Sentiment
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - #96 Die cuts and punches
Spark Your Creativity Now! - Anything Goes
Oozak - Challenge #7 Die-Cuts
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
The Drunken Stampers - #100 Think Pink
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Think Pink

Hi again...busy week!  Here's a card I made for another friend who lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just 52.  Much too this is a special month for us.  I used the Meljen's Designs  Tic Tac Toe Challenge and the Link Up For Pink 2nd Anniversary Linking Party for inspiration.
 I used Buttons, Bling & Twine.  Bra digi from Meljen's colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol shadow with blue chalks.  Floral Doily and banners dies by Spellbinders.  Sentiment by MFT, paper by Lilybee Design, Jolee's crystal attached with glossy accents and Stickles on the heart and swirls.

Thanks for stopping in and remember to schedule those mammograms!!  Honestly, I had been putting my first one off for a few years until I found out my cousin was diagnosed then I ran to have it done!  And it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be!  Barely hurt...granted she had plenty to work with   :)  Even still they called me back for a second one and then did an ultrasound of both and they said everything was ok.   So be brave and have the "girls" checked! 



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Courage doesn't always roar....

Hi all!  Just a quick post tonight.  I have a card this week for a special friend who is missed and needs encouragement  :)   My color inspiration came from the Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog.

papers by The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby), stamps by Verve from the Blue Skies set

inside of card
Thanks for stopping in!   <3  Kathi

The Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog - DD#22 Cherry Cobbler & Your Choice
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends (Diekreativen Stempelfreunde) #61 Autumn Colors
Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Tammy's Srapin Corner - Fall Colors
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - #104 My Sentiments Exactly!
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes