Friday, June 29, 2012

Can You Dig(i) It?

Happy, happy Friday! Summer school ended today, so it's a very, very happy Friday indeed for me! I can't wait to have a week off to relax and work in my craftroom. (I really need to clean it before I can create in it!)  I'm a little late hopping into this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge, but here goes:

This week's challenge is to use a digital image in your card or project. Since we are being sponsored this week by Sally-Ann of DigiStamp Boutique, I chose this cute DSB image, Fishing Stan. Stan looks mighty proud of his catch and rightfully so!

Why don't you play along with the Totally Papercrafts digi challenge this week? You could win 6 digis of your choice from the DigiStamp Boutique shop! Check out the other DT members' cards for some digital inspiration.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Alchemy Tuesday

A commenter recently invited me to participate in a challenge on the Alchemy Tuesday blog. I'm glad she did - I hadn't heard of the blog before and always enjoy finding new challenges to participate and get inspired by. This week's Alchemy Tuesday challenge was a very colorful one: use orange, lime and/or plum.

For my card, I used this fun Megan image from DigiStamp Boutique. I wanted to use all three colors in my card, so I did manage to squeeze in a little bit of lime (no pun intended) on her shirt and sunglasses.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

An Inspired Totally Papercrafts Challenge!

I just love Design Seeds color combinations! I'm a fan on Facebook and always enjoy seeing the different color combinations that they post on their wall. Our Totally Papercrafts hostess for the week, Cathy chose this one as the inspiration for this week's challenge (You can use the colors, images or both on your project - food and drink images are acceptable.) I decided to go with the color combination, which I admit I was a little unsure about at first:

But then I realized it was just perfect for this paper that I bought recently bought at Michaels:

I just love this stamp set from There She Goes - In All the World. The dog reminds me of my yellow Lab, Dixie. She's my sweetie. :)

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
There She Goes  - Winged Things
Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer!

If you play along with this week's color challenge at Totally Papercrafts, you could win two stamps from our awesome sponsor, Lili of the Valley. While you're checking out the challenge, be sure to check out the other DT members cards to see what they did with this stunning color combination!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

It's Raining Cats and Dogs!

Hey there and welcome to another Totally Papercrafts challenge! This week's theme is "It's Raining Cats and Dogs". I need to build my stock of birthday cards so I chose this adorable Barney image from DigiStamp Boutique:

For my layout I used this sketch from Frosted Designs:

At Totally Papercrafts, we're sorry to see several ladies from the design team move on to other things, but we are excited to welcome several new members. Check out the blog and be sure to leave some love for the new ladies, as well as the rest of the team. Our sponsor this week it Delicious Doodles, so be sure to participate for a chance to win a prize from Wild Rose Crafts, home of many adorable dog and cat stamps!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Anything Goes

Yay! Things have finally calmed down so that I am able to make cards more often! After checking out a few of my regular challenge blog stops, I came up with this card:

Supplies: Mr. Fix It (Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Too), ruler twill tape (Ribbon Carousel), paper from stash, Copic markers, antique pewter brads.

For my layout, I used the current sketch at Sketch Saturday:

I'm entering Mr. Fixit in several challenges:
Digital Pencil Too - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (optional theme: Father's Day/male)
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Phindy's Place - Father's Day/masculine
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Father's Day/masculine

Have a great week!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Totally Papercrafts challenge - Doodle on it!

Ooh, another tough one for me. This week's Totally Papercrafts challenge is Doodle On It. Doodling on my cards is definitely way out of my comfort zone but it did fill in some extra space around this cute Wryn image I used.

For my layout, I used this week's fun sketch from Card Positioning Systems.

Be sure to check out the other DT cards for this week's Totally Papercrafts Doodle challenge. Play along for a chance to win four digis from our sponsor, Delicious Doodles.


Monday, June 4, 2012

A Challenge Card for a Challenging Day

Ooh, rough day at work today! So I decided to unwind by playing along with a few of my favorite challenges. I decided to break out one of my older Tiddly Inks image for the TI "Flowers" challenge, this adorable Bugg:

I used the sketch below from Card Patterns for my layout. I turned it on its side, but other than that stayed fairly true to the sketch.

That's it for me! I'm off to bed to face another (hopefully slightly less busy) day tomorrow.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Totally Papercrafts - More Than One Fold

It's time for this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge - More Than One Fold. This was a tough one for me because I'm not usually very good at "fold-y" cards. However, I followed Beate Johns' awesome Easel Card tutorial on SplitCoastStampers and came up with this cutie on the first try:

side view:

Supplies include the adorable Dan digital stamp from DigiStamp Boutique, Martha Stewart daisy border punch and butterfly punch, blue cs from PaperTrey Ink and my trusty Copics. (The sentiment is from The Angel Company.)

Our sponsor this week is the awesome Simon Says Stamp. So, head on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog, check out the DT cards and play along for your chance at a gift card from Simon Says Stamp!