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September 20, 2017

So Sweet

Welcome back to another challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.  We have a fun challenge for you...Fancy Folds!  I had to do some looking online to try to decide on a fold to use for this challenge and I finally settled on a Double Dutch Fold card.  I found an easy tutorial by Jan Farring and went to town.  I increased the width just a bit to accommodate my stamp, but it was really easy to do.


This is what the card looks like closed.


And this is how the card opens.

There is plenty of room inside for a sentiment and embellishments if you choose.  I used Sugar Girl from Lia Stampz for my project.  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out with the Silhouette.  Her can and her decorator tube have silver Wink of Stella on them.  I added the embellishments to help keep the card closed.  I found the paper on Snap Click Supply during a One Buck Wednesday sale.  Every Wednesday, they have digital collections on sale for $1.  And guess what today is!! This paper is from the Echo Park, Birthday Wishes - Girl collection.  

You have a chance to win a prize from each of our three fabulous sponsors this week.  Click the badges below to check out all of their amazing products.


Prize of the two digital stamps the design team used


Prize of a $20 gift certificate

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Prize of a $15 gift certificate

I can't wait to see what fold catches your fancy!  (See what I did there?! =P)

Card measures 5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Oval Bliss dies
Sew-ology cupcake button
The Paper Studio enamel dot
I Am Roses flower

September 19, 2017

My Heart

This week at Crafty Sentiments Designs the challenge is to create a birthday card.  We always need them in our stash, so it is great when you can play in a challenge as well.


This is My Heart Cake and it was colored with Copic markers.  I colored the image and then found this digital paper that I had printed but not used.  It was the perfect color palette for this card!

You have a chance to win great Crafty Sentiments prizes for playing along.  You don't have to use a Crafty Sentiments product to be eligible, but you can win more if you are chosen as the random winner.  Plus you are eligible to win the prize for the Crafty Sentiments Favorite as well.


So come play along and add another birthday card to your stash.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1
I Am Roses flower (pink)
Sew-ology rhinestone heart button
Making Memories metal word
Recollections flowers (yellow)
Recollections pearls
Ribbon and Lace from my stash




September 17, 2017

Lady With Class

Today is my Rubbernecker Stamps Sweet Sunday inspiration and I have created this project for you.


I used Shannon and colored her with Copic markers using a technique to make the dress look like it has sequins on it.  Let me know what you think!  The background paper has a pearl sheen and was embossed to add a little texture to show it off.  The sentiment is Lady With Class and was embossed with champagne embossing powder.  A few gold accents and it is done!

You can play along in the challenge hosted by our challenge design team.  You have a chance to win a gift certificate for the shop.  With the holidays coming, that means some new holiday stamps to add to your collection!

Card measures 5.5: x 4.25"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Cuttlebug Musical Flourish embossing folder
Jolee's Boutique bling stickers
Stampin' Up! Venetian Crocheted trim
Ribbon from my stash




September 15, 2017

Pixie Dust

Wow!  I cannot believe how quickly the days are passing!  It is time for another Rubbernecker Stamps feature post.


This week, I used Aby again because I got this awesome Pixie Dust sentiment to go with her and I couldn't wait to use it!  She was colored using Copic markers and fussy cut.  One day I will take the time to learn how to use my mat to cut out my rubber stamps with my Silhouette.  Until then, fussy cutting it is!  I used a Copic Spica pen on her wand and clear Wink of Stella on her wings.

Did you know we have a challenge at Rubbernecker Stamps now?  Did you also know you could win some cash to spend in the shop on sweet stamps like Aby?  We do and you can!  Pop over to the blog to see the current theme and play along.  You don't have to use Rubbernecker products to play, but we love to see what you do with them if you have them.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
I Am Roses flower
Jolee's Boutique glitter star 
Beads and lace from my stash



September 14, 2017

Autumn Gypsy Flower

Hello MoonFlower fans!  Rae Ann here with your dose of inspiration today.  Here in the states we are moving into autumn and I love the cooler temperatures.  I also love autumn colors, but we don't get much of that in my part of the country.  So...my projects have to make up for it.


I used a rich autumn color palette to color Gypsy Rose.  I love this image and now I think I love it even more!  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  I just love how she looks in these colors!

Andreia hasn't been feeling very well.  If you are on Facebook, pop in to the MoonFlower group and wish her well.  We miss having her around and seeing all of her lovely, new creations!  If you are not part of the group yet, just pop in and request to join.  We would love to have you there!

Card measures 5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Stampin' Up! ribbon
Simiplicity lace
I Am Roses flowers
Large brads and buttons from my stash



September 13, 2017

Celebrate

Welcome back to another challenge at Creative Knockouts.  Our theme this week is anything goes!  It is everyone's favorite, and I can't wait to see what you create.


I used Birthday Cupcake Fable from Faery Ink for my project this week.  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  Look at those huge, gorgeous eyes!  Love her!

Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis.  You have a chance to win a $12 gift certificate for the shop.  Click the badge below to pop over and take a look.

http://disdigistamps.com/

Since it is anything goes, I hope you will play along.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Stampin' Up! Fabulous Four stamp set
Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners Sizzlits
Couture Creations Party Banner die
I Am Roses flower
Recollections gemstone flowers
Doily from my stash




September 6, 2017

Maddie

Hello everyone.  This week at Crafty Gals Corner our challenge is to use your favorite color.  This time of the year, my favorite colors to use are fall colors.  But this little girl didn't really fit a fall theme, so I used my favorite color, blue, instead.


This is Maddie and she is from Beccy's Place.  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.  I couldn't decide on an accent color, so I went with white for a crisp look.  I kept the design simple so I could add any sentiment I wanted once I know how I will use it.

Beccy's Place is our sole sponsor this week.  You have the chance to win three digital images or one digital set for playing along.  Click the badge below to pop over to her shop.


Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
I Am Roses flowers
Bead Landing goosebump gems
Ribbon and lace from my stash



September 5, 2017

Autumn Friends

It is time for the new Crafty Sentiments challenge.  This week the challenge is anything goes!  That is everyone's favorite and we get so many wonderful entries.


I used this sweet stamp from the Teddy Jack - Father's Day set and colored it with fall colors.  This time of year is my favorite, but it is so very different in the south.  I miss the fall colors and the cool temperatures!  The leaf paper is from Dee Dee's Digis, which sadly has closed.  I colored this with Copic markers and fussy cut so I could get rid of as much white as possible to make this little scene.

You have a chance to win Crafty Sentiments images by playing along.  You don't have to use a Crafty Sentiments product on your project to win, but if you do and you are chosen, you win even more!  Plus, you can be considered for the Crafty Sentiments Favorite which also has a prize of 1 image.


I hope to see you there!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25
A Muse Studio landscape dies
Elizabeth Craft Friends die
Freckled Fawn wooden word
Stampin' Up! Venetian Crochet trim



September 3, 2017

Tired of Shopping

Hello Rubbernecker fans!  It is time for our Sweet Sunday post and I have a project for you.


This is Violet and I love how stylish she is.  Those boots and that outfit!  Wow!  I used a sentiment as the main focus and mat it with black to make it pop.  This is a sneak peek of a brand new sentiment that is available at an expo and will be in the shop soon.  I colored Clover with Copic markers and fussy cut her, but she has a matching die that is available in the shop to make it easier to cut her out.

Please join us for our challenge!  You could win a gift certificate for the shop and you don't even have to use Rubbernecker products to play along.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
I Am Roses Flowers
Recollections flower (top with gem)
Recollections gem
Trim from my stash




September 1, 2017

Many Thanks

For my Rubbernecker Stamps feature, I chose to use Billy.  Did I mention that I love these cartoon kids?!


Billy was colored with Copic markers and I used the Nested Oval Small Stitched dies to cut him out and make a mat.  You can find both in the shop.  The sentiment is a Spellbinders die that came in my July die kit of the month and the border was from the August die kit of the month.

Don't forget to join in the fun over at our challenge.  You have a chance to win a gift certificate for the store.  New stamps are being added regularly, so you don't want to miss out.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Recollections flower (tan)
Recollections pearls
I Am Roses flowers (blue)



Salty Seahorses

It is time for a new challenge and a new release at Sami Stamps.  Sami has done it again and come up with some of the sweetest images this month!

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Aren't they just the cutest?!  Our challenge to you this month is to add sequins or pearls.  Here is my project!


I chose to use Flower Seahorse for my new release project.  It was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I used some Viva Decor Pearl Pen on some of the accents around her head for an extra touch of pearls.  The background paper is from an awesome collection by Adrienne Looman called Ocean Melody.  It is available digitally on Snap Click Supply.  Every Wednesday is One Buck Wednesday.  They put a bunch of their collections on sale for $1!  I love One Buck Wednesday!

You can play along in the challenge to have a chance to win Sami Stamps prizes.  But you must use a Sami Stamps image to play along.  If you don't have one, there is usually a freebie in the shop.  Or you could pick up one of these cuties to use!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Darice Beach Waves embossing folder
I Am Roses flower
Recollections gemstone flowers
The Paper Studio seahorse charm
Pearls, ribbon, and lace from my stash



A Taste of Fall

The new challenge over at Fabrika Fantasy is starting today.  Our challenge for you is to add pearls or gems.  Even though this is the first day of September, it is still very warm and humid in our part of the country.  I am longing for the cool temperatures of fall so I went with fall colors for my card.


This is Young Marguerite and you can find her in the shop.  Even though she is wearing sandals and short leggings, I think she looks so great in these colors.  Besides...that's what everyone here in the south is wearing. =P  She was colored with Copic markers and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut her out.  

You have all month to play along in the challenge.  You don't have to use a Fabrika Fantasy image to play, but if you use one on your project, you will be entered in a special drawing just for those projects using a Fabrika Fantasy image.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Sizzix Dotted Rectangles dies
I Am Roses flower (rose)
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers (tulips)
Stampin' Up! ribbon
The Paper Studio gemstone flowers
Michaels dollar bin pearls
Lace from my stash



August 23, 2017

Butterfly Princess

This week at the Crafty Gals Corner we have a challenge to use dies or punches.  I love to use dies, so I am so excited about this challenge!


This is Arielle Butterfly Princess Fae from Faery Ink.  I fell in love with her after I saw the way Amanda colored her for the shop.  I loved the color combo, but I wanted to try something new.  I used a coloring technique to make her winks look glittery.  I colored the image with Copic markers and then added the shiny glitter with a white gel pen.  The technique was from the Kit and Clowder class last month.  What do you think?!  I just got the border die in my August Spellbinders die kit of the month!  There were 4 gorgeous borders in the kit.  I know I will use them a lot!

Faery Ink is our sole sponsor this month and you have a chance to win three digital images from the shop.  You can click the badge below and check out all of the amazing new images Amanda has released recently!  Sign up for her newsletter while you are there.  Each month she has a One Day Fae and gives away one of her gorgeous images for 24 hours!

Faery Ink

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Echo Park Eyelet Circles dies
Spellbinders August die kit border
Recollections enamel dots
I Am Roses flowers
The Paper Studio butterfly charm
Maya Road butterfly trinket pin
Stampin' Up! ribbon



August 22, 2017

Back to School

It's that time of the year again.  The kiddos return to school.  My kids are grown now, and sometimes I miss shopping for school supplies and school clothes.  But then I see the chaos at the store, and I quickly get over it!

This week at Crafty Sentiments Designs the theme is anything goes so I decided to make a card with a back to school theme.


This stamp is Back to School.  I colored him using Copic markers and I fussy cut him then popped him up on a stitched oval die from Rubbernecker Stamps.  I kept it pretty simple, but I was so excited when I found these pencil buttons in my stash!

You have a chance to win some great prizes for playing along.  You don't have to use a Crafty Sentiments stamp or image, but if you do you can win even more!


I hope you decide to play along!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Dress It Up buttons (pencils)
Prima buttons (round)
Michaels dollar bin ribbon
Targe dollar bin leather ribbon trim