Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Party Cats by SLS Lines

Wow-just about the end of August....This year is flying by!!
I have so many family birthdays in the last quarter of the year,
so I will be featuring a lot of birthday cards.

This week we have a new challenge at Creative Knockouts
The theme is Layers

We are being sponsored by
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SLSLines?section_id=14807115&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

I have used the image named Party Cats


I have to admit, I need some practice coloring animals and fur.  I was trying to use colors representing my cats...a black kitty girl named Shelby, a furry log-haired gray Blue Russian named Blue and my old orange tabby named Luke...The Three Amigos!

Happy Crafting,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Send A Smile 4 Kids- ATG for kids (9/5)

Camper Christmas by Flat Friends Boutique


Another week- Another new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!

This week the challenge is Lots of Layers!

Our sponsor this week is:

I have made a fun Christmas card using the image named Christmas Camper.



Growing up in Southern California- I love these old VW vans...and with Christmas lights and tree, it's perfect!!

Happy Crafting,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge- c for colorful, d for diecut (8/31)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards- add a sentiment (9/3)
Craft Your Passion- ATG (8/29)




Eleanor 1920's Flapper By Lacy Sunshine

Happy Wednesday!

It's a new challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme is Girly.

I have used the adorable image Eleanor 1920's Flapper.



I think she came out very cute.  I colored her with my Copic markers. It was easy to follow the "Girly" theme- with lots of die-cuts and bling and flowers and....of course the sentiment "Sassy Diva".  I hope you get a chance to enter and have some fun with the "Girly" theme.

Our lovely sponsor's this week are:


Store - http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/
Blog - http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize -3 digi images of winners choice 
and


Store - http://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran
Blog - http://artbymiran.blogspot.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/artbymiran
Prize - 3 images of winners choice

Good Luck!!
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Moments- ATG (8/31)
Inspiration Destination-ATG (8/30)
Ruby's Rainbow- die cuts (8/31)
Simon Says Weds Challenge- ATG (9/2)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards- add a sentiment (9/3)
Craft Your Passion- ATG (8/29)
Crafting From The Heart- ATG (8/30)
Lacy Sunshine's Color Your World- ATG (9/6)
Whoopsi Daisy- Girly (9/5)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yippee-New Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

Hello Fellow Bloggers,
We have a new challenge starting over at Crafty Gals Corner.

This week the challenge is Anything Goes!

                                 Our sponsors this week are:

STAMPlorations
Prize: $10 Gift Certficate



Prize: Spring Blessings Digital Stamp Set

 

                 I have made a scrapbook with my image from Stamplorations


The image I colored with my Copic markers is the suitcase...I added a "C" for a personalized look...as my last name is Cohen.  My husband and I are going on Caribbean cruise in October 2016...so this page will be put to use in that scrapbook for sure!!

Keep on Crafting,
Amy



Listen Hunny and Kissing Booth

Wow- we have 3 sponsors this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty...it is all the very popular theme
Anything Goes.  For my first project I have used the fun image named Listen Hunny from Karleigh Sue.


I colored her with my Copic markers and paper pieced the hat- using a leopard print vellum...and the sentiment was perfect for the the animal print- don't you think so?

Store - https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarleighSueDigis
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Karleighsuedigis
Prize - $10 Gift Certificate

My second project for this week is an anniversary card using the image Kissing Booth


I colored this card with my Copic markers and thought it is perfect for an anniversary card- I was happy to use the paper, as I have had for a few years!


 
 Store - https://www.etsy.com/shop/CuteAsAButtonDigis
Blog - http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/blogs/cute-as-a-button-stamps-blog  
Prize - 2 single image from their store

 AND


Come on over to the BLOG and join in the fun!!

Thanks,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash- layers (8/24)
Little Red Wagon- paper piecing (8/25)
613 Avenue Create- ATG (8/21)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bookaholic Katie by Artbymiran

Hi friends,
It's my turn to host the Artbymiran Inspiration BLOG-
I am using an adorable image named Bookaholic Katie.



I colored her with my Copic markers and then made a 6x6 card.  I used some fun school themed paper, a little bit of twine and a sentiment attached to a pencil, of course!!  Then topped of the pencil with some cute glasses.

I invite you to visit the Artbymiran Facebook fan page and check out the challenges on the BLOG.

Happy back to school!
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Clear It Out- use your stash (paper) & office supplies (pencil)- (8/23)
Shopping Our Stash- layers (8/23)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Gabbie Flutterfae by Faery Ink

Hello Lovelies!
I am excited to share a new card I just made...it is such a beautiful image
named Gabbie Flutterfae by Faery Ink.


I loved coloring her and enjoyed the up-do hair.  I think she looks a little like a woodland fairy.
I hope you enjoy her.
Hugs,
Amy

Lacy Sunshine Challenge-Whimsical (8/28)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

New Challenge at CCC Digi Creations

Hello Fellow Bloggers-
Today is the start of a new challenge at CCC Digi Creations.  The theme is the ever popular- Anything Goes.  The image I have used is Steampunk Time Keeper Charlee- and the artist is My Stitch Back In Twine.


I had a lot of fun grunging this card out!!!  The messier the better, right?  Loved using these earthy tones as well, browns and greys!!  I hope to see your entry over at the CCC Digi Creations Challenge Blog.
Until next time,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Di's Digi Designs- twine (8/28)
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers- ugly paper (8/21)
Petal Lu- ATG (9/15)



Friday, August 14, 2015

Art By Miran image- Rolling By

Happy Saturday Friends!
I am hosting over on the Art By Miran Inspiration Blog.
I have used this fun image called Rolling By.


I colored her with my Copic markers and used one of my favorite color combos pink and green.  I also just got a new LaLa Land die- the and wanted to use it!!  I hope you enjoy!
Come join in the fun on the Facebook page too.

Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge- For Girls (8/28)
Catch The Bug- Bingo (die cut, polka dots, ribbon)- (8/22)
Di's Digi Creations- ribbon (8/28)


Polka Dot Pals Rosalie

Hello Friends!
Today's post is about a special little girl.  I was commenting on some projects for a design team I am on and saw this story.  I was very moved- and I hope you get a chance to help too.


Little Misses and CART for Cassandra

Welcome!  Today I want to share my story with you about a special young girl. My 11-year old daughter, Cassandra, was born deaf and is brilliant. Although we had a huge learning curve, it has been an amazing and rewarding journey watching our little girl grow and experience life.

She attends a public school and has asked for real-time captioning (RTC).  RTC is where a captionist will type up what is spoken in class and display it on a tablet so she can read information that she has missed. Without it, she struggles every day and has to guess at the meaning of half-heard words and sentences.


This event is to raise awareness and to spread the word.  You can read more about her story HERE and sign the petition HERE.  For each signature we receive, the school administrators receive and email regarding our request.  I hope you can help me fill their in-boxes! 

To support this petition, and to spread the word, Little Miss Muffett Stamps has released a dozen new images to play with.  Plus Polka Dot Pals Rosalie is a freebie in the store for everyone to join in.  We’d love to see what you’ll create… but more importantly, we hope you can help Cassandra by signing the petition and spreading the word.  

You are welcome to send words of encouragement:
CART for Cassandra
P.O. Box 163462
Fort Worth, TX 76161-3462 

So this is the card I sent to Cassandra!

So go and grab this FREEBIE!!
Thanks,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffett- ATG (8/26)
Pattie's Creations- ATG (9/3)
Polkadoodles- use something new (image)- (8/25)
Simply Create Too- ATG (8/27)
Crafting By Designs- 3 or more layers (8/18)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Quirky & Fun Wonderland Cake by Stitchy Bear

Are you ready for a new challenge to begin at Creative Knockouts.  The theme this week is a recipe: 1 image, 1 sentiment, 2 pattern papers and 3 embellishments. 

I hope you are ready for a Quirky- yet fun card...featuring Wonderland Cake from Stitchy Bear Stamps Outlet.


Just a bit crazy- as any Wonderland cake should be!!!  I hope to see your entry over at Creative Knockouts- you could be a winner!!!And remember we are  being sponsored by Stitchy Bear's Stamp Outlet.

Hugs,
Amy

New Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

                                

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog


Challenge #32: Any Holiday (8/12)


This week the challenge is Any Holiday


Our sponsors this week are:

QKR Stampede

                                                           Prize: 3 Digital Images
                                            and 
                                          Prize- 3 Digital Images
                                    Star Stampz 

                                                       I have used an adorable from Star                                              Stampz named Christmas Elf Ornamnet

I have used my Copic markers to color her and the gold and silver accents are Wink Of Stella.  The paper I used is from Graphic 45, always such timeless and lovely paper.

I hope to see you over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog and good luck with your entry too!
Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards- Frame it (8/20)
Craft Your Passion- ATG (8/16)
Create and Inspire- ATG (8/24)
Little Red Wagon- Vellum (gold) (8/18)
Crafting By Design- 3 layers or more (8/18)
                                






Oddball Art and Lemon Shortbread- Sponsoring this week

It's another busy Wednesday!!!  
This week there is a new challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty and the theme is
Anything Goes.  I have made 2 projects for this challenge and was able to use an image from both 
of our sponsors.

The first project is a chipboard tag by Kaisercraft  and I used the adorable image


My 2nd project is a card using a sweet image from Lemon Shortbread



Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to enter in the new challenge.

Hugs,
Amy

I would like to enter in the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards- frame it (8/19)
Clear It Out Challenge- brown...2nd card- stash is ribbon (8/17)
Come and Get It Challenge- feature creature (8/14)
Craft Your Passion- ATG (8/16)
Create and Inspire- ATG (8/24)
Digi Choosday- punches/dies (8/25)
Fab'n'Funky- things with wings (8/26)
The Crafter's Cafe- the great outdoors (8/18)
Really Reasonable Ribbon- anything but a card w/ a ribbon (8/18)


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bunch Of Love by Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello Friends,
I enjoyed coloring a monochromatic image so much- I decided to make another.  This gorgeous image is Bunch Of Love by Ching-Chou Kuik.  



I colored her with my Copic markers and used R000, R01, R02, R05, R08 and R11.
I made this card for the August challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Di'd Digi Designs- Monochromatic (8/13)
Brown Sugar- ATG (8/12)
Creative Ladybirds- ATG (8/30)
Digi Choosday- Embellish it (8/19)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Leo Betty By Simply Betty

Hello-
I am sharing a new creation- named Leo Betty.....she was designed by a lovely artist Betty over at Simply B Stamps.  I was the winner off a challenge that was sponsored by Simply B Stamps, and this was one of the lovelies I choose.



I made a twisted easel card and added a lot of embellishments.  This is a birthday card for my husband's boss....she is sweet lady and loves purple.  I also really liked that this digital image came with a sentiment...the characteristics of a "Leo"....perfect addition.
Enjoy,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Through The Purple Haze- flowers (8/30)
The Ribbon Girl- ribbon (8/8)
Sisters Of Craft- ATG (8/30)
Simply Create Too- ATG (8/13)
Scrapper's Delight- ATG (8/30)
Petal Lu- ATG (8/13)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Exciting New Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!!

This week the challenge is Let's Celebrate ~ Birthday!

Our sponsors this week are:

The Paper Temptress

Prize: $25 Gift Certificate

&

Lacy Sunshine

Prize: 3 Digital Images

&

The East Wind
Prize: 3 Digital Images

I made something a little different this week- not sure of the official name...but it is a 6x6 fold out card.




This adorable Lacy Sunshine image is Thea Boo's Balloons- perfect for our birthday theme.



Paper Temptress was very generous and supplied the design team with a wonderful variety of paper to use on our projects.  In my project I used Vintage PatchworkPop tones 100# Blu RaspberrryPop Tones 100# Hot FudgeSilver Lustre & Lagoon Mica/Metallic  .  These products are stunning- to touch and feel and work with.  I will be placing an order very soon for more goodies.



Since I had such a large project- I used a couple more Lacy Sunshine images from my personal stash.  The lovely girl in the pink dress is named Rory Goes To Prom and the little diva with blue hair is named Avi Starr- A lil Celebrity.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the project,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Clear It Out- ATG (8/10)
Crafting When We Can- Ribbon (8/15)
Digi Choosday- embellish it (8/10)
Ruby's Rainbow- for a little girl (8/17)
Simon Says Stamp- ATG (8/11)

New Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty

Happy Hump Day Peeps!!!
It's time for another fun-filled challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty.
The theme is "for a child or a child in the image".  We have a couple of generous  sponsors this week-
Inky Impressions and Paper Creator.  I have used a pre-colored image from Paper Creator named Sassy Sally Is All Ears.


I adore this paper from Simple Stories.  And since this card is for a little one- I thought I should include some glitter and sparkle.  I hope to see your entry in our challenge.
Happy Crafting,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- ATG (8/8)
Clear It Out- ATG (8/10)
Crafting When We Can- Ribbon (8/15)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Summer Fun (8/9)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday- ATG w/ a twist...schools out (8/10)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Delightful Daisy by Art by Miran

Welcome another Wonderful Wednesday!
I am hosting over on the Art by Miran Inspiration Blog. I am using an image named Delightful Daisy.


The theme for this month is warm colors- I used my Copic markers to color many shades of yellow, orange and brown.  I used a paper line by Little Yellow Bicycle and finished off the card with some twine and a button.

I encourage you to become a follower of the Art by Miran BLOG and Facebook Page.  Also stop over at her ETSY store and pick up some great images.

Thanks for stopping by,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
"Just Us Girls"- Autumn (8/6)
613 Avenue Create- ATG (8/8)
Clear It Out-ATG (8/10)
Simon Says Stamp- ATG (8/11)
Petal Lu- ATG (8/13)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Monochromatic Challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik

Hello Bloggers,

I have stepped out of my comfort zone and tried making a monochromatic card.  This is in response to a new challenge over at Ching Chou-Kuik's Facebook page.  I used her lovely image named Keep In Faith.


I chose to use all BV colors- BV00, BV02, BV20, BV25 and BV29.
I hope you enjoy,
Amy

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- ATG (8/8)
Alphabet Challenge Blog- Lavender (8/5)
Aud Sentiments Challenge- sketch (8/11)
Craft Your Passion- ATG (8/9)
Get Creative Challenges- monochromatic w/purple (8/9)
Sisters of Craft- ATG (8/30)
Petal Lu- ATG (8/13)