Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Animals


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in sharing your creations featuring an animal.

Our Sponsors this week are -


And


My card was made using the darling image Butterfly Bunny which was provided by our sponsor.


If you don't have any animals to create with, All Dressed Up offers this darling puppy freebie on their website.  Check it out, now you have no excuse for not joining us this week over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.  When you stop in to link up, head on over an check out the incredible makes the CRAFT teamies have created for your inspiration.


Aloha,
Brenda

Love You To The Stars And Back



Mandy has a very fun challenge for us this week at Little Red Wagon.  It's a perfect opportunity to use one of the many fab techniques to create you very own galaxy or night sky.  I would think stars and moons would be cool to use too.  I decided to use distress ink, water and embossing powder to create my sky.  I even managed to get it a little Northern Lights effect and added a few tiny PPP stars.

Here's my card using Mama Elephant's Bear Hugs -



I certainly hope you'll have time to play along with us at Little Red Wagon.  Seeing what the Girlfriends have created would at the very least be suggested.  You know their stuff is going to be worth taking a look at.

Happy Hump Day, thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: MD Bear Hugs  
Paper:  Neenah Solar White 80lbs
Ink:  MFT Licorice black hybrid ink (I liked this!)
Accessories:  Simon Says Stamp Bundle of stitched shapes die, Mama Elephant Pizazz Pieces die, Pretty Pink Posh stars, DI in mustard seed, chipped sapphire, salty ocean and tumbled glass, Stampendous aged embossing enamel Marine
Coloring medium: Copic markers

Monday, June 19, 2017

Shy Fairy


Off to a new week!  I have a cute little girl, Shy Fairy from the Whimsie Doodles store to show you today.  She's adorable with her curly hair and sweet little wings.


She would be perfect for Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, just about any reason to send a card.  Thanks for popping in to take a look today!

Aloha,
Brenda

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Oh, Baby!


Hi, everyone.  Happy weekend!  I'm kicking off my Saturday by sharing a couple of baby cards I made with the new June Frantic Stamper release, Summer Carnival Fun.  When I saw this little Performing Lion, I could just see him sitting in a baby's crib all cute and cuddly.  Here's what happened -




I couldn't stop with just one and made another card using Performing LionStitched Rounded SquaresDouble Stitched Fishtail Label and the sentiment is by Mama Elephant.  

Thanks so much for coming by.  I pray your weekend is full of all the things you love!

Aloha,
Brenda
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Friday, June 16, 2017

#468 Playful Kitty


Happy Saturday!  If it's Saturday, that means we have a great new sketch at Sketch Saturday.  Gloria created this rather CAS and definitely fun design -


Our generous sponsor this week is -



Here's my take on the sketch using a darling freebie (yes, really, it's free, check it out) from our sponsor, Playful Kitty -



This is such a wonderful sketch and such a sweet digi.  I colored the kitties up with Copic markers to resemble by beloved, Shammy Cat, a lilac point siamese I dearly loved.  The papers are by Nitwit Collections and the double bow was tied using my Bow-It-All.

As always, I hope you will have time to join us this week.  You can go here for more details on the challenge.  Remember there is a prize up for grabs from Scrap N' Dipity.  I also want to remind you of the DT call and encourage you to give it a try.  This is a great, easy going team with fab sketches and wonderful sponsors.  Check here here for more information.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Whimsie Doodles ATG Challenge




It's time for a new challenge at Whimsie Doodles and we would love if you could play along! The theme this month is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist Masculine Makes.  The Divas are showcasing cards using the twist. It would be great if you could too but it's not required.

Here's what I've created using Little Mower from the people section ...

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 is FIVE standard Whimsie Doodles images!

Please make sure you take a look at the Monthly Challenge Details at all the specifics before you link up.

You have until July 13th, 2017 to link up for your chance to win!!

Thanks for stopping by - we hope you'll join us!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lilikoi


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share you favorite.  Use your favorite fruit or let the color inspire your creation.  Don't forget to tell us why it's your favorite fruit.

This week our sponsor is:



You may be wondering, what in the world is lilikoi.  It is a wonderful fruit found here, in Hawaii, better know as passionfruit.  The blooms are beautifully unique...here's a picture of one we recently planted in the yard -


Our fruit is not ready yet, but here is a pic I Googled from My Lilikoi Kitchen -


I love the wonderful unique flavor of lilikoi.  Fresh squeezed lilikoi juice is so flavorful and refreshing.  I also love lilikoi butter which is absolutely delicious on hot pancakes.  It makes my mouth water to think of it.  Lilikoi is also used to flavor cheese cake, shave ice and lilikoi bars (like lemon bars) are so ono (Hawaiian word for delicious).

Here is my card inspired by the color of this magical fruit -


We would love for you to check out the AYLI blog and 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!  Don't forget now, we want to know what your favorite fruit is and why it is your favorite.

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

Aloha,
Brenda

Tree Dress Avery


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in creating a Christmas card.  

Our Sponsors this week are -

If you have been playing along with us, your stash is growing.  It's so much better than waiting until the last minute.  Here's my card using Tree Dress Avery so generously provided by Paper Nest Dolls -


I hope you'll join us this week over at CRAFT Challenge blog.  Even if you are not going to play along, you'll what to see what wonders the DT has created, so be sure to pop in.  

Thanks for stopping in!

Aloha,
Brenda



Dogs or Cats at LRW



Jan is stepping in as our hostess this week.  The challenge is to use a cat or a dog on your card.  Sounds easy enough, right.  Wrong!  Do you know how many cute cat and dog stamps there are out there?  Do you know how tempted I was to buy a new set just because it had a darling puppy on it?  I was having such a tough time choosing from my stash that I guess I thought if I got this new one, the decision would be easy.  Well, I'm happy to say I am stayed true to the little red wagon challenge, no new cute puppy stamps for me.  I pulled this one from my little red wagon.

Here's my card featuring a sweet kitty by Pretty Pink Posh -



I was originally going to put a pup on this card too, but he wouldn't fit.  Since I colored this kitty like the last cat that owned my heart, she won out.  This card was a total CASE from Simon Says Stamp blog here.

I had to place my clouds a bit differently.  I have an issue with my blood that requires me to take a blood thinner.  This means when I cut myself, it takes hours to stop bleeding.  Well, you guessed it, my finger, though bandaged, was still oozing a bit but thankfully because of the cloud, if I hadn't spilled the beans, no one would have ever known, right 😉.

My goodness, I've been talkative today.  Without further delay, I want to send you to Little Red Wagon so you can catch what the girlfriends have created.  Hopefully you will have an easier time with this challenge than I did.  Can't wait to see what you link.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Stamps: SSS Pretty Pink Posh Darling Friends
Sentiment:  freebie from a magazine
Paper:  Canson watercolor paper, cardstock from stash
Ink:  Ranger Archival Ink jet black, Distress ink (background) tumbled glass, peacock feathers, shaded lilac
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh sequins, The Cat's Pajamas Stitched Clouds CutUps, SSS bundle of stitched shapes die
Coloring medium:  Irojiten colored pencils

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sand, Sea and Sky

The Cat Pack is up today to remind you of our current challenge, Sand, Sea & Sky.  Have you gotten your new stamps and dies from the terrific April and May TCP releases?  If you have you've got some great ammunition to create something for the TCP Tuesday Challenge!  Even if you haven't got the wonderful new release items there are plenty of goodies to chose from your old stash too.  Actually you don't even have to use TCP products, but we sure would love it if you did.

Here's my card  using Aim HighStitched Clouds and Roller CutUps -




Here are the deets for the new TCP Tuesday and Blog Hop Challenge
  1. Every Release 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, 11:55 EDT the day 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 day after the challenge ends, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50

For more inspiration, stop in and see ChristineJessica and Nancy.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!

Aloha,
Brenda

Friday, June 9, 2017

Welcome to the World


Today I have another card made with the fabulous June release by Frantic Stamper.  I had a ton of fun putting this one together.  It's time for true confessions.  Every time I make a shaker, I usually have to tear it apart adjust it at least once to get it to work.  This card has not one window, but three and I got it done the very first time.  I used the Stitched Rounded Squares (FRA-DIE-10232) and the Pinwheel (FRA-DIE-10226) dies which made it so easy to go together.  


It turned out so soft and sweet and should work perfectly as a baby card.  I hope you have been peeking at all the wonderful creations the design team has been sharing over on the FB page.   Stay tuned, cuz there's plenty more to see!

Aloha,
Brenda

Crafty Lizzie



Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing with you a Whimsie Doodles cutie, Crafty Lizzie. You can find her in the People Digi's section of the store.


She's so cute and looks to be all ready for a crop!  I practiced a bit with my colored pencils on this image.  I used my Tomboy Irojiten pencils this time and really love how they blend.  

Thanks so much for popping in! 

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Inspired by Finding Dori


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week by making a creation inspired by a film.

Our Sponsor this week is -


Here's my card inspired by the film, Finding Dori.  I had the pleasure of using the beautiful Lacy Sunshine image, Koi Fish Dreamer  -


Look forward to you joining us this week over at the CRAFT Challenge blog.

Aloha,
Brenda

LRW 387 Move It!



Hi all!  It's my turn to challenge you over at Little Red Wagon.  I have been loving all the moving cards that seem to be so very popular right now, so I want to see you "move it".  I'm  thinking wobblers, shakers, spinners, sliders, gosh, I'd even go for googlie eyes that move.  I'm leaving it pretty wide open for your creativity to take over.  


So, here is my slider card featuring a cute surfer owl by Darcies's Heart and Home -





I love this!  You see, my husband is an avid surfer/SUPper and I think he will get a real kick out of seeing this little guy sliding around.  I'm thinking Father's Day will be perfect.

I can't wait to see what you choose to move.  Here's where the link is Little Red Wagon to share and to see what the Girlfriends have created for you.

Aloha,
Brenda


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June Release from Frantic Stamper


I am very happy to be sharing with you today as a guest designer for Frantic Stamper Inc.  They have a super new release very aptly titled Fun Summer Time.  The release features roller coaster, ferris wheels, pinwheels, circus tents and more. 

Here's a CAS card I made using the Stitched Rounded Squares, Loop Roller Coaster and Ticket dies (I was able to size a digital ticket image to fit this die almost perfectly=) -


I was first introduced to Frantic Stamper when I saw these darling Kokeshi Paper Doll dies.  I had to have them and a couple of others I spotted in their store.  I have to tell you the quality of these dies are first rate and they cut like warm butter.  

To see a slide show of all the products featured in this release you can check out this video.  The design team will be featuring all their wonderful creation over on the Frantic Stamper Facebook page.  Head on over and take a few peeks!

Thanks for stopping by today.  There's more to come this month!

Aloha, 
Brenda

Friday, June 2, 2017

Sketch Saturday #466


Sketch Saturday has a wonderful new sketch for you!  We also have a fab sponsor, Sasayaki Glitter!  



Here's the sketch -


Here's my take on the sketch -



I used darling Lucy's Flowers which works so perfectly with this sketch.  For a chance to win a Sasayaki image, come join us this week.  For more information on the challenge, the prize and more inspiration, head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog right now!

Aloha,
Brenda