Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Back to School Layout!



It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is Use a School Supply.


We are generously sponsored by Imagine That Digi Stamp this month and I chose to work with several PRE-COLORED images from School Days KD-Kit and three different papers from the School Days Digi Papers.  Everything you see here is from these two collections!  There are tons of adorable school sentiments, supplies, papers, etc in these bundles perfect for your back to school/teacher projects!  


I put this 100% digital layout together on a Mac using the Pages/Notes program.  No special add ons or expenses, just the traditional program that came with my computer.  It's such a quick and fun way to use these beautiful images from ITDS!  

You have several options of how you can use your digital layout creations:  

*Print off your layouts and adhere them into scrapbooks.
*Make books out of them.
*Print them 12 x 12 traditional size and slide them into clear sleeves for a Scrapbook.
 *Send it over the computer to far away relatives so they can be a part of the fun!  
*Size them for holiday cards.
*Use your imagination for many more uses!

My 100% Digital Layout is off to:  

TTCRD:  AG
Classic Design Team:  AG
Crafter's Galore Encore:  AG


Be sure to visit The Outlawz Twisted Thursday for all the details about the challenge and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants!

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Christmas Fairy



Had some fun coloring up a Christmas card!  Decided it was time to put some of my Kit and Clowder Classes to the test and combine them into one card with these adorable Polkadoodles images.  

I started with the three digi stamps listed below.  I printed that and then very lightly drew in the post for the lantern and the snow drifts with a pencil.  Then the Copic coloring fun began!  Once I had my image colored, I added the gel pen and Stickles.  The Snowflakes are actually flowers, but I liked them for this winter/Christmas scene!  So, I inked them up in coordinating colors, added glitter and gems and there we are!  

My coloring techniques include:
Snow from November 2016 Monthly Class
Fairy Wings from August 2017 Monthly Class
Sky and Metal Lantern from March 2018 Monthly Class
Wood Post from June 2018 Monthly Class
Skin and Hair Class

Polkadoodles digis and SVG cuts:
Holly Lantern
Winnie Wings
Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna Bundle
Snowflake (Flower) dies from Horace and Boo Floral Foliage

Stash Embellishments:
Twine
Ink
Gems 
White gel pen
Stickles

This sweet little Christmas Fairy and her pup are off to the sprinkle some holiday magic at the following challenges:

Creatalicious:  Fairytales
Brown Sugar:  Fairies and Fantasy
C.R.A.F.T.:  Christmas
The Outlawz ~ Songs and Rhymes:  Fairy NightSongs

12 Months of Christmas:  AG No opt twist

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Fav Colors....


The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Favorite Colors!  I love blues and browns together.  For this project I chose to go with denim blue and brown for my Miniature Christmas Photo Album.  

This little album celebrates my daughter's 5 Christmases with her husband and Lucy...and now Cass!   


Our challenge is sponsored by Ink on 3 and the Pansy Tea SVG Kit has a perfect little purse that made a great album cover.  I made a few modifications.  I chose to make it a little more rustic/country so I used the reindeer in lieu of a bow and added metal studs to the straps.  I cut a second set of pieces for the back since my reindeer would have been upside down after folding it.  Finally, I enclosed a magnet closure between layers.      

The pattern papers are also from Ink on 3Christmas Memories and Snowflake and Stripes (currently free!)  These come in black and white, but are easily made brown with a little computer magic!  The brown cardstocks are DCWV.

Sending a little holiday cheer to the following challenges:  


When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Lemons!




It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is Taste of Summer.  What is more summery than a bright yellow lemon flavored treat!  

We are generously sponsored by Imagine That Digi Stamp this month and my Copic colored treat and sentiment are from Parfait Delights.  I used a couple of bright, summery papers from the Tooty Fruity Digi Papers.

  

Sending this treat off to the following challenges:  
A Perfect Time to Craft:  AG
TTCRD:  AG
ITDS:  AG with ITDS
Moo-Mania & More:  Summertime

Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Twisted Thursday for all the details about the challenge and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants!

  Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Foil meets Polkadoodles!


It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and we are sharing Summer Holidays projects this week.  Our Challenges are always Anything Goes for all of your wonderful entries!  

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Now, this music theme card might seem a bit odd for Summer Holidays, but our Summer family holidays were always spent at concerts!  It seems someone was always at a music festival or camp over the summer.  Then after college, we were all playing somewhere!  

I started with the trumpet from Work & Play 8 Feel the Music and imported that digi into my Design Space program.  I did add a couple of very thin lines to include the circle in the 'pinky ring' as well as one on each end of the trumpet to make the stencil work correctly.   If you need some direction in cutting a stencil from a digi, check out this VIDEO.  

Once the stencil was done, I cut it from acetate alternative and printed the background paper.  Now, again I got a bit creative and grabbed the lined paper from Winnie Wonderland or Winnie in Wonderland Big Kahuna Bundle.  Then I added the music paper from Feel the Music over the top as an overlay before printing it.  (It's the digital form of stamping those music lines right over the paper!  How fun is that!!)  I then added the "jazz" sentiment also from Feel the Music.  

The red background paper is from Halloween Trick or Treat Papers or the adorable Winnie Wednesday Bundle.

As for the foiling, I used my trumpet stencil to add Deco Foil Transfer Gel to the printed card.  I let that dry over night; it takes about an hour or so for it to turn clear.  Then simply lay the foil over the gel, place it on a piece of cardstock sandwiched in parchment paper, and run it through a laminator.  ...and look...something shiny!  ;)

A few little gems & ink and it's done!


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Hey, have you ever wanted to be a Guest Designer with us over at Polkadoodles?  Check out the Digi Choosday page for the details!  



Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!


My shiny trumpet is off to play at the following challenges: 


Always Fun:  Let it Sparkle
Pile it On:  Try a New Technique (Transfer gel and foil)
Crafter's Castle:  AG
Crafter's Cafe:  Relaxing
4 Crafty Chicks:  AG with twist ~ Music



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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Digital Travel Fun!


It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is Vacation/Travel.

We are generously sponsored by Imagine That Digi Stamp this month and I chose to work with the PRE-COLORED sailboat digi, waves and sentiment from My Sailmate and three different papers from the Nautical 6x6" Digi Paper Pack 16 Designs.  

Now, if you're thinking, "I could never do anything digital!"  I'm here to tell you, you can!  I put my travel postcard together on a Mac using the Pages/Notes program.  No special add ons or expenses, just the traditional program that came with my computer.  It's such a quick and fun way to use these beautiful images for ITDS!  You can then print off your creation and adhere it to a card front or send it over the computer to your recipient!  

Be sure to visit
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  Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Friday, July 27, 2018

A Little Christmas Cocoa!





The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Christmas in July!  What a great way to get a jump on the season!  

This time our challenge is sponsored by My Scrap Chic and I chose to work with Cup of Cocoa, Chunkie Square Envelope, and Merry Christmas Circle.  Now, this die cut cup is perfect for inserting an envelope of cocoa, tea bags, gift cards or other.  The envelope is a perfect fit for the added goodies and includes a liner pattern!  

I used papers from Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas, a little distressing ink, a brad, and a bit of string to tie it all together!  

Sending a little holiday cheer to the following challenges:  

Die Cuttin Divas:  Christmas in July
Fab 'n' Funky:  Christmas in July
Mod Squad:  Christmas in July

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sprinkles of Love!



It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is AG.  Anything Goes twist makes it easy to play along, right?  So, come on over and share whatever you are creating!

This image, Rain Boots with Tulips, is from Pattie's Creations.   I decided to go with some bright Copic Coloring this week to show some real pink!  

     Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Twisted Thursday for all the details about the challenge and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants!

  Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

5 Months 'til Christmas Eve!!




Wow, only five months to go, and Winnie is getting ready as she has her Christmas photos done for her cards!  This adorable Copic colored digi, Candy Cane Elf, is from Winnie Winterland as are the beautiful snowy paper, sentiment, and PRE-COLORED candy canes.  That gorgeous embossed looking paper on the inside of the shaker is from Winnie White Christmas and the PRE-COLORED candy cane tag is from Baked with Love.  

Now, if you are looking for a real deal...check out the deal on combining Winnie Winterland Big Kahuna with the Baked with Love Gingerbread Bundle.  


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Hey, have you ever wanted to be a Guest Designer with us over at Polkadoodles?  Check out the Digi Choosday page for the details!  



Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!

Winnie is sending her Holiday Photo off to the following challenges: 

Crafter's Castle:  Christmas in July
Modsquad:  Christmas in July
Crafty Gals:  Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas:  Christmas Card
12 Months of Christmas:  AG Christmas

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Monday, July 23, 2018

24 Carrot Friend


I am so enjoying the new stamps from the Polkadoodles Great Outdoors Critters Cardmaking Collection.  This collection is great fun and full of endless opportunity for all kinds of projects!  

24 Carrot Friend 
Stamp set has 17 stamps included; I used 3 of them on my card.  The MISTI made the repeated carrot pattern easy to line up and create a garden any bunny would love.  

This stamp set is available in several different collections. The floral background paper is from the Great Outdoors/Critters Cardmaking Collection. This collection also comes with 2 additional Stamp Sets, 3 Die Sets, and a stack of eight gorgeous patterned papers. 


A bit of rafia and Stickles and this bunny is ready to garden!  

She will be visiting the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations:  In my Garden with Stamping
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter 
Crafting with Friends:  AG
Southern Girls Challenge:  Tic Tac Toe (Bling Stamp Yellow)

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wanted in the Country!


It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is Country and Western.

 Now, as one might imagine, country is no problem when it comes to crafting over here and I decided to use our sponsor's digi Cowboy's Dreams from Pattie's Creations in my little Cowboy/Cowgirl journal.  I use this journal for fun quotes, pictures, and digis that follow the horse theme.  It's a great place to play with ideas, techniques, and my own personal written journaling that I add later.   

I put in the wagon wheel and wanted posters from Design Space on the background.  I kept the wheel very light so it would definitely stay in the background since I want to do some journaling/titling over this.  My focal image is Copic colored and popped at the bottom on 3-D tape to make it look like it's leaning back on the wheel.  

I added some hand drawn barbed wire (which would never be on a horse farm, just saying) and some bronze splatters.  Of course, there had to be a lasso to adorn the corner!  😉

This picture is 7 years old now, but I just love the way they are looking at each other!  Harry, the horse, is the horse every REAL cowboy would love to befriend.  He was the most handsome, yet cantankerous QH around!  Don't get me wrong, Keith loved this horse and they did quite well together; but there were days!  Oh my, there were days!  
     
Be sure to visit
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Bunch of Pups!


More Water Color!  


I am so enjoying the new stamps from the Polkadoodles Great Outdoors Critters Cardmaking Collection.  This collection is so fun and the perfect opportunity for some Inktense water color pencil art.

Woof You stamp set has 16 stamps included; I used 4 of them on my card masking as I added the pups.  I stamped the far right and left pups first using my MISTI.  I masked them and then stamped the large pup.  I masked him and finally the little guy was added!

This stamp set is available in several different collections. The background paper is from the Great Outdoors/Critters Cardmaking Collection. This collection also comes with 2 additional Stamp Sets, 3 Die Sets, and a stack of eight gorgeous patterned papers. 

A bit of ribbon, twine and a few gems and this group is ready to go!  

This group of puppy friends will be visiting the following challenges:
Crafty Animals:  AG relating to animals
Sunny Day Crafting:  AG Animal Related
Crafting with Friends:  AG
Creative Fingers:  AG
Craft Stamper Take It Make It:  AG with Stamping

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Under the Sea





The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Under the Sea!  How fun is that for a Summer Theme!!  

This time our challenge is sponsored by Cutting Cafe who provided us with Mixed Shapes Album Book and Under the Sea Printable Stamp Set.  The Album Shapes are perfect for a wonderful journal/book, but I decided to go a different direction to make a card using 2 of the page shapes.  This was a fun way to show some Sea themed paper from behind!

I simply welded the two book shapes together in Cricut Design Space and added the score line.  While I was in DS, I added a border to the right inside of the card and printed the adorable little Cutting Cafe blow fish flattened onto a circle along with a few more circles in the same border paper. (That paper is from my Polkadoodles stash.)  

The M-Bossabilities embossing folder is actually flowers, but I thought these flowers looked a little like underwater seaweed, coral, and such.  Assembly was easy as I adhered circles and the Copic colored fish and it was done!  

This little cutie is swimming off to the following challenges:  


When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hello!



It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday; the twist for our anything goes challenge is Wags N' Whiskers and what could be more "purr-fect" than Allie in Fishbowl from Pattie's Creations

Now, I'm sure Allie is simply saying "hello" to her little fish friend!  I can't imagine there is anything "fishy" intended here!  Hee hee

I kept my design very clean here just to drive home the story of Allie.  I placed the 'HELLO' image from Artbooking on the card in Design Space and added Allie along the top of it.  Polka-dotted papers and added dots with 3-G Glitter Glue to the background bring it together along with a simple complementary color palette.     

Be sure to visit
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Water Color Bear!


Hey, it's Water Color Month!  

Ok, let's back up about six weeks and reminisce (a bit of sarcasm here, hahaha) about my trip to Cleveland.  Kelly (my wonderful husband) and I took a trip to Cleveland Clinic to figure out some health stuff.  I was poked, poked, and poked some more.  Yikes....lots of neuro stuff with needles!  I did not enjoy
this vacation, but since I was a good patient and did what I was supposed to do, Kelly took me to Blick Art Materials and out to lunch!  Whoo hoo!  

I've always wanted to try the Derwent Inktense Pencils; so, I purchased a small bundle on sale ...as well as some other goodies!  I must admit, I thought Blick's was only on line; I had no idea they have physical locations since there are none around me in Indiana.  I had a great time browsing around the store!  


Fast forward a few weeks when the new Polkadoodles Great Outdoors Critters Cardmaking Collection was released.   This collection is waaaaay too much fun and the perfect opportunity to try my new pencils!  Yay!  

Beary Great Day Stamp Set has 14 stamps included; I used eight of them on my card.  The background paper is also from the collection and there are eight gorgeous patterns in the stack.  The collection also comes with 2 additional Stamp Sets, 3 Die Sets, and another Paper Stack in Solid Colors.  

Stay tuned for more water color adventures this month!

My bear will continue to go after this honey pot while visiting the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge:  In my Garden
Ellibelle's Creative Moments:  Summer is Here
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