Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CRAFT 383 - Fantasy


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in making a creation that takes us to fantasy land.  I'm thinking fairies, elves, mermaids and unicorns.  What can you come up with?

Our Sponsors this week are -


And


I used a cute fairy provided by our generous sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, Kidz - Fairy -


I hope you'll have time to join us this week CRAFT Challenge.  Thanks for your visit!

Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Image:  Bugaboo Kidz - Fairy
Sentiment:  Reverse Confetti Unicorn Wishes
Paper:  Nitwit Collection
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, clear embossing powder
Coloring medium: Copic markers

LRW 361



Jan is asking us to Bear With Her this week at Little Red Wagon Challenge.  Yes, you guessed it, it's not that she's asking us to be patient with her, she wants us to use a bear on our creations.  I happen to love bears, on cards anyway.  I went to my little red wagon and pulled out a couple of LOTV bears that hadn't been inked up yet.  

The set that won out is called Present Trio from Lili of the Valley -




I used the Various Ink and terrycloth method to try and make they look soft and fuzzy.  The papers are digital papers I have been have loads of fun using.  They are from Nitwit Collections.

Dig out your bear stamps and show them some love.  Then join me and the other Girlfriends over at the Little Red Wagon.  

Aloha,
Brenda


Monday, September 26, 2016

It's Fall!


Welcome to another challenge at The Cat's Pajamas.  Before I start with information on this weeks challenge, I want to thank everyone for joining us in the last challenge, Pattern Play.  There were some fantastic makes and I loved seeing them all.  

For this week we are asking you to use Fall colors on your TCP Tuesday creations.  Here's what I came up with using the sweet Friendship set and some watercolor smooshing - 


Here are the details on our challenge -

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.

For more ideas, stop in and see ChristineNancy and Wendy.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Whimsie Doodles 9/25/2016 New Release





I am so happy to show you the new digis from Whimsie Doodles.  This little cutie is Scarecrow Abby.  She is one of three new images available in the Whimsie Doodles Store.



I also want you to meet -

Pumpkin Abby

and

Sitting Fairy


Remember there's still plenty of time to enter our current challenge.  You could end up winning these cuties!  Head here for more information about our ATG challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you've had a wonderful weekend full of all you love!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CRAFT Challenge - Fall, Halloween or Autumn


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week.  We are challenging you to create relating to Fall, Halloween or Autumn.  That leaves thing wide open!

Our Sponsors this week are -


And 


Here's my creation using the DRS Designs image Berry Wreath -



I really love the way you can change up this gorgeous wreath for any season.  I was obviously inspired by the Bittersweet wreaths that start showing up this time of year.

I hope you'll make it over to join us at CRAFT Challenge.  At the very least stop by to see what the DT had created.  They are an amazingly talented group.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Aloha,
Brenda


Supplies:
Image:  DRS Designs Berry Wreath
Paper:  From scrap stash
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Jute twine, clear embossing powder, Stickles
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Favorite Colors!

It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to use your favorite color combination.  Use your favorite colors on your creation and be sure to tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:

Wild Orchid Crafts




Here is my card, using one of my most favorite  color combinations; Pink, Green and Blue.  This darling image is Lucy's Flowers from Sasayaki Glitter - 


I love these colors because they make me smile and they just go so well together in my opinion.  I also think they are perfect for this oh so sweet image.  Lucy reminds me of my daughter when she was a little one.

I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations.  I can't wait to be inspired to us some new color combinations.  So, head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the fabulous prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Sasayaki Glitter Lucy's Flowers
Sentiment:  Mama Elephant Blogging Buddies
Paper:  Nit Wit Collections
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Devine Twine baker's twine, flowers from stash, MFT stitched squares
Coloring medium: Copic markers

School Rules!!



Happy Wednesday!  It's Little Red Wagon time and Heather wants to see our "School Rules" creations!

I picked up a few of Sassy Cheryl's digis that are about to retire (and are on sale!) and Backpack Max seemed perfect for this challenge .  Here's my make -



Gonna make this short and sweet (cause I forgot to do this post last night and I'm running a bit late for work).  Please join us at Little Red Wagon.  For inspiration, visit the Girlfriends because they rule too!

Hope your week is going smoothly and full of blessings!

Aloha,
Brenda


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Halloween Goodie Bag Tags


Welcome back to the Whimsie Doodles challenges.  There have been a couple of changes in the challenges.  The challenges will continue to start on the 15th of the month.  The great news is they will be anything goes with a twist.  There will be one winner drawn at random from all eligible entries. If the winning entry has followed the "Anything Goes" theme the prize will be THREE standard Whimsie Doodles images of their choice.  However, if the winning entry has followed the twist, the prize will be FIVE  they will win 5 standard Whimsie Doodles images of their choice.  Pretty nifty changes if you ask me.

So....Halloween is just one big party, right?   I saw these darling images and was immediately inspired -




For my creation, I've made some Halloween tags to attach to goodie bags for my co-workers.  They may even like the tags better than the goodies!




These cuties are called Halloween Hootenannies and all 8 images are included in this fun set.  You can find them among the Halloween images near the bottom of this page.  I used a tag for the base and fussy cut the images before adding Stickles for a bit of sparkle.  I have one more little project I made with these cuties.  I'll share them with you next month.

I sure hope you'll join our challenge, I really love seeing your creations.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Whimsie Doodles Halloween Hootenannies
Sentiment:  MFT Spider Web Stamp set
Paper:  Nitwits Collection Eeriesistable
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  May Arts ribbon, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Stickles
Coloring medium: Copic markers

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CFT 381


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in making a Christmas creation.

Our Sponsors this week are -

Pickled Potpourri

and

The Stamping Boutique

Here is my Christmas card using Lili of the Valley Bear and Penguin -



I tried coloring with distress ink on Bristol smooth surface paper.  I was fun, but you definitely have more control over the colors with alcohol markers.  

I am looking forward to seeing you creations linked up at CRAFT Challenge blog.  Be sure to take a look at the lovely DT creations.  As usual, they are fab!

Thanks for stopping by.

Aloha,
Brenda



Be A Good Sport



This weeks challenge at Little Red Wagon is perfect timing for me.  Sandy has given me a perfect outlet for my enthusiasm.  She wants to see our sports themed creations. 

So, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???  I'm so happy football season has rolled around again.  Not sure why I like it, but I've always been a football fan.  I am a forever KC Chiefs fan and have to support my adopted hometown Houston Texans but more recently have really enjoyed college football the most.

Here's my slider card using The Cat's Pajamas fun image, Go! Fight! Win! all colored up in the KC Chiefs colors -




I hope you'll have time to join us this week.  Can't wait to see what you and the Girlfriends have to show off at the Little Red Wagon challenge

I hope your week is going well!  Thanks for taking a peek.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Go! Fight! Win! 
Paper:  Scraps from stash
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  The Cat's Pajamas Slider CutUp, clear embossing powder, 
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Monday, September 12, 2016

TCP 323

HI!  Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday #323 week one.  This time we are challenging you to create something using 3 or more patterned papers.  I succeeded!  I used 5 -the sun, the sky, the mountains, the clouds and his helicopter is paper pieced with a ting grey polka dot paper.  This was so much fun! 

Here's my card using Sending You -


I also used several CutUps - County Fair, Wavy Stitched Border and Stitched Clouds.

Here are the details on our challenge -

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
For more ideas, stop in and see ChristineDeborahStacey and Wendy.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  This was so much fun, hope you'll give it a try.  Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

PS - I would like to play along in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 329 ATG

Friday, September 9, 2016

School Abby from Whimsie Doodles



Hi everyone!  I'm back with another card I've made with a darling Whimsie Doodles image.  She is called School Abby and you can find her on the What's New page.


This is such a cute image to use for a teacher card or for celebrating the beginning of a new school year for a child.  She's a perfect image to use this time of year.  For details, check below.

Thanks so much for taking a peep!  I hope your weekend has been full of all you love!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Image:  Whimsie Doodles School Abby
Sentiment:  LOTV Sentiment stamps
Paper:  Nitwits Collection Live and Learn too
Ink:  VersaFine onyx black
Accessories:  Devine twine, Doodlebug Designs sprinkles

Coloring medium: Copic markers

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

CRAFT Challenge #380


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in making an easel card.  

Our Sponsors this week are -


and 


For this challenge I used the darling image, Little Dancer Rose from A Day for Daisies.  Here's my easel card -



Easel cards are such fun, not sure why I don't do them more often.  I sure hope you'll decide to play along with us this week at CRAFT Challenge blog.  

Thanks so much for stopping in.  


Aloha,
Brenda



Somewhere Over the Rainbow

It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to make a card showcasing something from your favorite film or song.   Be sure to tell us what your favorite film or song is and why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:
Sweet and Sassy Stamps


I found the perfect Melonheadz digis to illustrate my favorite film which is the Wizard of Oz.  Here's my card - 




I grew up in Kansas so that kinda explains my love of the Wizard of Oz.  Believe me, I have at times wished I could click my heels three times and say "there's no place like home" because that is the absolute truth for me.  On a side note, one of my favorite songs is a take off of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.  I love the original but love the version by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole one of my very favorite songs ever.

I can wait to see your creations and learn what your favorites are.  We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda


Fur-ever Friend



Yip, it's Wednesday again.  This week Kate is our hostess and she wants to see our "fur ever" friends on our creations.  I have had cats, dogs and rabbits (and a parrot) as wonderful buddies through out my life.  We are currently furless in our  home but hopefully before long we will find a forever doggie fur baby.  I would love to adopt another rescue dog, but the breeds that are usually available here are not ones I want to take on at this point in my life.  I joke with my husband, I need a dog to walk me.

With all that talk about dogs, you probably thought I would do a dog card...but I had this darling LOTV bunny that needed some ink in a bad way and I needed a baby card, so without fur-ther ado -


A little fussier than my usual style, but I'm really loving these shaped cards and I find the stitching very therapeutic.  I used my Scan and Cut to cut the solid shape.  I have never done a tutorial but may try my luck at sharing how I did it, it was super easy!

Hope you'll share with us your tribute to a beloved fur ever friend.  Be sure to check out the make by the Girl Friends, they are always amazing and then ink up to the Little Red Wagon blog.  

Thanks so much for popping in.  I love reading your comments.

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: Lili of the Valley Baby Rabbit
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley Sentiment tags (a current fav!)
Paper:  Nitwits Collection
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Dies:  GoKreate XXL square frame frilly #7, Spellbinders Elegant ovals 
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, May Arts ribbon, stick pin from stash
Coloring medium:  Copic markers

Monday, September 5, 2016

Seas the Birthday



Good morning!  It's time for week 2 of The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday Challenge where we want to see your crazy embossing skills.  It doesn't matter what kind, heat, past, folder, we are looking forward to seeing it all.

Here's my week 2 card featuring Seas the Birthday -


I heat embossed one of the fabulous sentiments with white embossing powder, added a little distress ink and there ya go.  This card was inspired by this.

Here are the details for our challenge -

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EDT before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
For more ideas, stop in and see Christine's gorgeous creations.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Looking forward to seeing what embossing method you choose!

Aloha,
Brenda

FtH Blog Hop


Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a Random Image Theme this month. Our designers are each showing a project created with an image that was randomly assigned from the store. 
I you have arrived here from the From the Heart Stamps Blog, you are in the right place, just stay on track so you don’t miss anything.



Here is my project, using Snowman Greeting.  He is so fun to color up and there's one more Christmas card done!
Supplies -
Paper - Colorbok glitter paper
Dies - Lawn Cuts Stitched Snowflakes
Coloring medium - Copic markers

I want to thank you all for joining in on our blog hop.  We will be taking a break for awhile, so stay tuned.  In the meantime please continue to keep Faith in your thoughts and prayers.
Now yo need to head over to Cammy's blog to see what fabulousness she has created.
Thanks for hopping with us today.

Aloha, 
Brenda



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