Friday, July 31, 2015

New challenge at CCC Digi Creations

Hello Bloggers!
It's Wedsnesday- August 1st....and a new challenge over at CCC Digi Creations.  The theme for this challenge is Pretty In Pink.  This should be a breeze...I love anything pink...any shade too!  We have a wonderful sponsor- All Dressed Up, and I have used the image Flower Fairy.


She is such a delicate little lady- I actually colored her (except skin) entirely with my Spica glitter pens.  And used some soft pastel pink and purple paper...topping it off with lots of pink bling.

Thank you for stopping by,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards- flower in image (8/12)
Create and Inspire- ATG (8/11)
Creative Fingers- ATG (8/6)
Jo's Scrap Shack- ATG (8/7)
Alphabet Challenge Blog-Lavendar (8/6)
Simply Create Too- ATG (8/13)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's a new challenge at Creative Knockouts

It's time for a new challenge at Creative Knockouts.  We have a wonderful sponsor this week- Sassy Studio Designs and I have used the image Rapunzel Sassy.  The theme for this challenge is to use dry embossing somewhere on your project.



I used an embossing folder for the pink paper and sanded the embossed image to show the white coloring.  I think this image is gorgeous- she needed to be surrounded by beautiful embellishments!
I hope you have a chance to enter our new challenge and would love for you to become a follower of my blog, as well.
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards- a flower in the image (8/12)
Create and Inspire- ATG (8/10)
Creative Fingers- ATG (8/5)
Lacy Sunshine- ATG (8/7)

New Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

Good Morning Bloggers!!
We have a new challenge over on the Crafty Gals Corner- we are sponsored by Besties.  The theme this week is the ever popular- Anything Goes.



I love coloring with my Copic's and have been fond of easel cards lately.  I have created this card for my Mom- she is having a birthday in September.
I invite you over to enter in our very popular  challenge this week!
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Cutie Queen by Little Blue Button

Hi there!
We have another fun challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge and our theme for this week is to use ribbon or twine.
Our generous sponsor this week is Little Blue Button and the image I have used is Cutie Queen.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get the chance to enter in our challenge this week.
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Create and Inspire- (8/11) ATG
Creative Fingers- ATG (8/6)


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Let's Go Team By Karleigh Sue

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!

I hope you will all be able to get some crafting done this weekend...I am hosting over on the Karleigh Sue Inspiration Blog.  I am using an image called Let's Go Team.


I always love to color with my Copic's, I have used an older paper line from Echo Park.  I wanted to use Philadelphia Eagle's colors- green and black.  My husband is a rabid football fan- and the season is just around the corner.

I invite you to join in the challenges on the Challenge Blog and also visit us on our Facebook PAGE.

Thank you so much for visiting today.
Hugs,
Amy

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It's a new challenge at Craft Gals Corner

Hello Lovelies!!
Today is a fresh new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner...we have a very special sponsor- All Dressed Up.  I have used the adorable image- Fairy Magic.  The theme this week is- To Die For- use your dies!!


I used a fun color scheme with this one- Blue, Yellow and Green...Loved using my dies and layer it up!!  Then topped it of with some pinwheels and flowers.

Thanks for stopping by,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge- four hearts- (8/3)
Creative Moments- Bingo ( image, die-cut, flowers) (8/3)

Christmas Mice from Bugaboo Stamps

It's time for another challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.  Our theme this week is Christmas In July and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  I am using an image called Christmas Mice.


I used my Copic's to color and also used some Spica glitter pens.  I had fun with some dies too!

I invite you to join in our challenge this week!
Hugs,
Amy

ABC Christmas Challenge- O-over the edge (8/3)
The Crafter's Cafe- Christmas In July (7/28)
Crafting for all Seasons- Christmas July (8/3)

Cocktail Anne By Art By Miran

Happy Thursday!
I am hosting over on the Art By Miran Showcase Blog and I am using the lovely image Cocktail Anne.



I always color with my Copic's.  I have used an older paper line by Bo Bunny called Ad Lib.  I have created a circle easel card and used a fun rick-rack ribbon and some sequins.  My sentiment says "Good Times".... it's always good times with a cocktail in hand.

We hope to see you over on our challenge BLOG and over on our Facebook PAGE.  And hope you will enter some of your creations into our challenges.  

Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges- Vacation (8/2)
Simon Wednesday Challenge- Sparkle and shine (7/28)
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Summer Heat (8/9)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

That's My Jam by Karleigh Sue

I am hosting over at the Karleigh Sue Inspiration Blog.  I have an awesome image to share with you today- That's My Jam.  She is perfect for any of those teenage girl cards you have to make.  She is very trendy with her headphone and Ipod!!



I have made a twisted easel card- just love these easy to make cards!!  I also had the perfect paper from Kaisercraft  in my stash to make her pop!!
Please take a few moments and head over the Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog and enter the latest challenge to win some free Digi's.  Also stop by the Facebook Page- become a follower and stay update with lots of Karleigh Sue news.

Have a wonderful Saturday,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments- ATG w/ a sentiment (7/28)
Crafty Girlz- ATG (8/14)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

City Star Christmas by Kenny K

Hello All,
There is a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.  We have a wonderful theme this week- Christmas in July.  I hope you are able to stop by and enter.  We have an amazing sponsor too!!!  I am using an image from Kenny K called City Star Christmas.


Since I adore pink- I decided to use some non-traditional colors for my card.  I really like the pink and lime green color combo.  I always color my images with Copics and have also used my silver Spica glitter pen on her hat.  Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments- ATG w/ a sentiment (7/28)

Hi all!!

Welcome to our second day of Jackie's birthday blog hop! We secretly organised this 3 day blog hop for our DT leader Jackie, who celebrated her birthday yesterday!

Happy birthday Jackie! Wishing you a great day with all your loved ones!



Comment on every stop on the hop for your chance to win 5 Art by Mi Ran images!
Each blog hop day will have 2 winners. so there are lots of chances to win! Winners will be chosen randomly. You have until July 23rd to comment, and all winners will be announced on the 25th at the Art by Mi Ran blog


You should have come from Jo's blog. If not, go back to the Art by Mi Ran blog, and start hopping from there.

For the hop, all team members created a birthday card for Jackie, and I used Cutie Pie Hailey.






Your next stop is at Bonnie's blog.

Here is the full hopping list in case you got lost


Don't forget to leave a comment to every stop for your chance to win 5 lovely Art by Mi Ran images! 

We are also celebrating Vannessa's birthday, on our Art by Mi Ran Facebook group, with an awesome freebie and more chances of winning prizes!

Thanks so much helping us celebrating Jackies birthday, and please join us tomorrow for day 3 of our 3-day hop for Jackie!

Have a great day!

Hugs,  Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments- ATG w/ a sentiment (7/28)
Crafty Girlz- ATG- (8/14)


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Challenge at Creative Knockouts

Good Morning!  It's a new challenge at Creative Knockouts.  We have an amazing sponsor this week- Color Ink Digital Stamps.  The theme for our challenge this week is OUTDOOR FUN.



 I decided to try something new this week.  I made a scrapbook page layout.  I used the rockets from the Bonfire Night Mini Set- and added other fun things to make my Out Door Fun page.  Now- all I have to do is add pictures.
Hope you are enjoying your summer,
Amy

Vannessa's Birthday Freebie

Hi all!!


We are  celebrating Vannessa's birthday, on our Art by Mi Ran Facebook group, with an awesome freebie and more chances of winning prizes!

This is my birthday card for Vannessa-


I invite you to go on over to the Facebook page and join in the fun...you also welcome to visit Art By Miran's Etsy Store and the challenge BLOG.

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Amy

NEW RELEASE DAY at Karleigh Sue

It's always so exciting to share the new releases- this month is Christmas in July over at Karleigh Sue's Inspiration Blog.  I have had the honor to work with the 1st plus size digi ever created by the amazing Cheri.  She can be found in the ETSY STORE.  So drum roll please!!!


Since this is not your "traditional" Christmas image- I did not want to use "traditional" Christmas colors.  So I used the lime green and hot pink color palette...and added some polka- dots to the bow's.

Join in the fun and enter a creation over at theKarleigh Sue Challenge Blog and you could win some FREE digi's.  Also keep up with the latest Karleigh Sue happenings over the Facebook Fan page.

Have an awesome day,
Amy

Pink Gem sponsoring at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge

It's another Wednesday- and that always means a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty.  Our theme this week is the ever popular- Anything Goes.  This week we have an awesome sponsor- Pink Gem and I am using the cute image Spider Hero Andy.


My Spider Hero card was specially made for my nephew Luke's 8th Birthday.  I wanted to use the red, white and blue color theme...and had many scraps in my stash to do the job.  I also used my new favorite die- spider webs. I also topped it off with some star shaped buttons.
Thanks for stopping by,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge- numbers (7/28)

Summer Shades By Stitchy Bear Stamps

Happy Wednesday!  Another challenge begins today over at CCC Digi Creations- this week our theme is anything goes.  Always a very popular challenge, hope to see your lovely entry.  This challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digi Stamps.


I had a lot of fun using some new Spellbinder dies- the sun and the palm trees.  The image is called Summer Shades.    Have an awesome day!
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Time - ATG (7/30)
Die Cut Divas- Summer/Patriotism (7/30)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Just because I wanted to!!!

Hello fellow Bloggers!
If you are like me, I get busy and frazzled trying to make my Design Team deadlines and post on the Blogs...sometimes missing out on "just because I want to" crafting time.  So I am going to try and make that happen more often- this was my fun card I made this weekend.



The lovely artist of this stunning digi is Hannah Lynn- I just bought her bundle of Pocket Coloring Books...I got 120 images already printed and cut for only $35...I think that is an awesome deal!  She also has a Facebook Page and shares lots of inspiration too.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine- ATG (7/25)
Crafts and Me challenge- Fantasy (8/8)
Creative Craft Cottage- Layer it up (7/20)
Creative Moments- ATG (7/20)
Cute Card Thursday- Ladies Only (7/14)
Ladybug Crafts- Happy Birthday (7/30)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Patchy Penny's Patchwork Apples by Lacy Sunshine

Hello Crafty Friends,

I wanted to share this adorable card I have made for the Lacy Sunshine Facebook July challenge.  This little cutie is named Patchy Penny's Patchwork Apples- she was offered for FREE to Lacy Sunshine Fabebook followers for 48 hours, but you can also buy her in the shop.


The challenge is stitched or quilted...  My faux stitching is on the right side of the blue paper and also on the pink banners.  I have also used a new technique with the white paper that is always around the colored image- unless you are able to fussy cut it.  My friend suggested chalks to rub on the paper and give some subtle color.  I actually went to the dollar store and found some eyeshadow and have used these...works great.
Thank you for stopping by,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Send A Smile 4 Kids- bright colors for kids- (7/24)
Cute Card Thursday- Ladies Only (7/16)
Digi Galore- Summery/Bright (7/30)


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bobby Beats by Artbymiran

Hello, Hello-
It's my turn to host the showcase over at the ArtByMiran Blog.  I am using the image named Bobby Beats.  She is a new release from June- and is such a sweetie.  I loved coloring her curly hair.


This weeks theme is COOL colors.  So i am using varying shades of blue and silver.  I used my Copics to color her.  I thought the dress seemed sheer- so I used a lighter shade of blue to highlight that.  I used several paper and embellishments from my stash- including the pretty feathers.  I liked the added texture of the sequins too.

I encourage you to take a look at all the wonderful digi's in the Art By Miran Etsy store.  We also have challenges going on all the time over on the Challenge Blog and on the Facebook page.

Until next time,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:



Curvy Mermaid by SweetPea Stamps

Good Morning!  Today is new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner- and we have a wonderful theme-Under The Sea.  Our sponsor this week is Sweet Pea Stamps.  They are an awesome a store with many artist all under one roof!!  If you have never checked them out- you MUST!  I was amazed at the selection.


This beauty is called Curvy Mermaid- by SLS lines.  I was pleased with how the blending came out on the fin.  I also wanted to color her hair red- just like Ariel.  My background paper was a lot of- a new technique for me.  I used a stencil and two colors of ink pads.  I also had some bubble embellies in my stash and a starfish charm to top it off.
Thanks for stopping by,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge- ATG using your stash (7/15)
Craft Your Passion-ATG (7/11)
Crafting When We Can- Summer Fun (7/18)

Pink Christmas by DeeDee's Digi's

Happy Wednesday! It's time for a Christmas in July inspiration post!!  The new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty- is always anything goes.  Our awesome sponsor this week is DeeDee's Digi's- and I wanted to start on my Christmas cards, so my image is from a set called Pink Christmas.


Since I have always spent Christmas in warm weather- either in California or Arizona...I love when I can use palm trees or cactus on my cards.  I hope you get a chance to enter our new challenge and start some Christmas in July cards.
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge- ATG  using your stash (7/15)
Craft Your Passion- ATG (7/11)
Digi Choosday Crafting- Christmas in July (7/21)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July- American Beach Babe

It's a Star Spangled Saturday!

You know I had to share a patriotic project today!!!  I love anything red, white and blue...So of course, I wanted to use this image- American Beach Babe.  Although...there are so many wonderful images to choose from at the Karleigh Sue ETSY store.

I love coloring with my Copic markers, but I am not good at writing down the colors I use.  I will get better at that.  The pattern paper I used is from a Bo-Bunny collection I had in my stash.  I  hope you enjoy your weekend- and if you have a chance enter in the latest Karleigh Sue Challenge.
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Create and Inspire- ATG (7/13)
A Gem of A Challenge- red/white & blue (7/16)
Die Cut Divas- Summer/Patriotism (7/30)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rock My World by All Dressed Up

Hello fellow Bloggers!  It's time for another challenge over at Creative Knockouts.  This time around the challenge is to use a banner or pendant on your entry.  We have an awesome sponsor this week- All Dressed Up and I created a card using Rock My World.


Isn't this little guy a total Rock Star!!!  I love making these shaped cars...and my nephew will adore it!!  I hope you take some time to color and create.
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's a BIG DAY!!! Crafty Gals Corner is having a Blog Hop!

I am so happy to announce that I am a new Design Team member at Crafty Gals Corner.  To celebrate, we are having a Blog Hop.  I will list the blog hop order at the end of this post.  My first design team project has 3 generous sponsors- Elizabeth Bell , My Besties and Graciellie.

 This week the challenge is Ray of Sunshine! Use yellow as your main color in your project.



I hope this burst of shine gets you inspired to participate in our blog hop and also the current challenge.

Blog Hop schedule:
                      Amy- you are here

Good Luck!!!
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting By Design- ATG (7/30)





Sylvie and Sampson Go For a Walk by Oddball Art Co.

It's a wonderful Wednesday!  Can you believe it is July 1st...I also saw somewhere it is only 18 weeks till Halloween!!    So it is a new Anything Goes challenge today over at Penny's Paper-Crafty.
We have an awesome sponsor this week- Oddball Art Co. and I have been able to use this adorable image Sylvie and Sampson Go For a Walk.


I hope you take a minute and create this week-Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs- ATG (7/30)
Crafty Creations Challenge- red, white & blue (7/6)
Simon Wednesday Challenge- Going Dotty (7/6)

Elf Girl with Mama Cat and Kittens by Aurora Wings

Happy July 1st!!  Time is just whizzing by, don't you agree.  I have a love/hate relationship with summer.  Absolutely adore the water...beach, pool, lake...whatever.  It just feels so nice to float and wade.  But living in Arizona- it is HOT!  This time of year the average daily temp is about 113 or so degrees.  So you can understand the love/ hate thing!!  So let's just say, I am in the craft room more often these days.

 So on to the next CCC Digi Challenge- it is sponsored by the very generous Aurora Wings and the adorable image I chose is Elf Girl w/ Mama Cat & Kittens.


I had a wonderful time creating with pastel colors- my usual go-to colors are bright and bold.  But I thought this image was be perfect with soft and subdued colors.  The challenge theme is- 3 of a kind.  So my 3 of a kind is the flowers and pearls.  And as for my sentiment- I think it is very cute.  However, I do think that adoption is the best way to find your forever kitty- not "buying' per say.  I have 3 furry feline family members- all adopted from charities.  
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs- ATG (7/30)
Craft Your Passion- ATG  (7/7)