Friday, September 30, 2016

Tags, Tags, Tags -- at Imagine That! Digis by Kris

Have you seen the new releases this week at Imagine That! Digis by Kris?  There are some spectacular ones you NEED to check out, and they are at 50% off for a short time! Today, there are some wonderful tags and labels being released.  I have 2 projects to showcase with them:

First, using the Sweet Mice Tags & Labels & Tooty Fruity papers

I created this treat bag using my Silhouette Cameo.  I used one of the pre-printed tags from the Sweet Mice Tags & Labels, and the Tooty Fruity cherry paper matched it perfectly!  A little twine wrapped around the treat bag, and it's ready for delivery. Baking the goodies for inside the treat bag -- now that would be more work.  I'll buy those at the bakery!

The second tag is from the newly released Woodland Friends Tags & Labels and Woodlands Papers (the 2 free ones!!):

This uses:

I fussy cut one of the Woodland Friends Tags & Labels, then used various tag dies to create the layered tag. A few fibers from Close To My Heart finished off this simple yet effective tag. 

I hope you enjoyed these 2 projects.  There's much more inspiration to be found on the Imagine That! Digis by Kris blog and the Imagine That! Digistamp Facebook Group.  

Use this promo code to get 50% off of the new releases for a limited time!!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Critters & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG as long as it's a critter
DL Art -- September linky party

Not Just Cards -- ATG

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Have a Silly Seahorse Kind of Day -- for Oddball Art Stamps

It's time for a bit of mid-challenge inspiration over on the Oddball Art Challenge blog.  This month, the theme is 'Going in Circles'.  I can do that easily enough, so the challenge should be easy, right?

Using Image #323 - Sid the Silly Seahorse, some watercolor papers and my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, I created this:

Once I got the effect I wanted, I used circle dies to create the card.  The stitched circle die is from Craftin' Desert Divas.  The circle background die is form Spellbinders.  I used a circle punch on the sentiment (also from Craftin' Desert Divas).  The waves background paper is from Imagine That! Digis by Kris.  The purple shimmer trim is from Close To My Heart. 

Do you need #323 - Sid the Silly Seahorse in your own collection?  Been eyeing some other Oddball Art goodies?  Did you see yesterday's new release?  Check out the Oddball Art Etsy store, and use discount code DTJULIE10 to get 10% off of anything in the store!  Yea!  Then, with new digis at the ready, come join the circle challenge at the Oddball Stamps Challenge blog

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Don't forget our Anything Goes with Oddball Art images challenge on our ODDBALL ART FACEBOOK GROUP CHALLENGE.    We have a new challenge on the 1st of every month, so it's starting very soon!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Critters & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG as long as it's a critter
DL Art -- September linky party
Not Just Cards -- ATG

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Does My Butt Look Big? for Oddball Art Stamps New Release

Woohoo!  It's New Release day at Oddball Art Stamps!  As always, there are some fantastic new releases available today.  Many of them have a Halloween theme to them, but not all.  Some of them, like the one I'm showcasing today, can be used a variety of ways.  today, I introduce image #332, The Jones:

I had a bunch of different sentiments bouncing around in my head as I created this, but eventually settled on this one.  Little Jone's seems worried, somehow.

I colored Image #332, The Jones, with Copic markers.  The frames were cut out with a Lawn Fawn frame die.  The designer papers are from MHK Designs.  The sentiment was computer generated and cut out using a Spellbinders die.

Make sure to check out the Oddball Art blog today to see the other great New Releases.  When it's time to do some shopping, use discount code DTJULIE10 to get 10% off of anything in the Oddball Art Etsy Store!

Join us again tomorrow on the Oddball Challenge blog for a little mid-challenge inspiration.  There's still plenty of time to link up with our 'Going in Circles' theme. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Twist is Think Pink
Critters & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG as long as it's a critter
DL Art -- September linky party

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

To My Tweet Friend -- for Imagine That! Digis by Kris

Here we are, closing in on the end of my 3 months of guest designing for Imagine That! Digis by Kris. It's been a great ride from start to finish, and I'm so glad for this opportunity!  

I love being out in nature.  When I'm not at work or in my craft room, I find any excuse I can to be outdoors.  I love to watch the changing seasons, listen to the birds, and see what I can see.  We have a pair of Great Horned Owls that nest in the neighborhood.  I seldom see them, but I hear them often, especially in the winter.  I don't think today's owl looks anything like them, but he sure has personality, don't you think?

Isn't he a hoot!  I love that bluebird that has come to join in the fun!

This is from the Imagine That! Digi Stamp Owl with Robin set

I really like that there are digi papers with this set.  I used 3 of them on this card.

I colored the Owl with Robin with Copic markers.  The sentiment, also part of the set, was printed, then cut out with a banner die.  I cut the tree branch out with my Silhouette Cameo.

There's an Easy as 1-2-3 challenge going on right now in the Imagine That! Creative Playground.  I'm going to enter this card, as there's still a few more days to play.  I used a tree limb, 2 birds, and 3 patterned papers.  

Once again, I want to thank Kristy, Lisa,  and the whole Imagine That! team for the wonderful 3 months!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Imagine That! Creative Playground -- Easy as 1-2-3 ( 1 tree limb, 2 birds, 3 designer papers)
Critters & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG as long as it's a critter
DL Art -- September linky party

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Today is a Good Day to Smile! -- The Outlawz Progressive Challenge

Woohoo!  It's been a great, productive, crafty weekend for me.  I hope whatever you've been doing, you've been enjoying yourself!

I try to play along with The Outlawz Monthly Freebie Progressive Challenge each month. This month's freebie was generously provided by Di's Digi Stamps, and it's wonderful!

I love coloring animals and I love sunflowers, so this mouse & sunflower digi was pure joy to color!

I colored the Mouse & Sunflower image with Comic markers, then used a Spellbinders label die in various sizes to cut it out and back it. I used a smaller version of the die to showcase the sentiment -- a clear stamp from a Simon Says Stamp set. The sunflower crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  I also used my We R Memory Keepers scalloped corner chomper on this card. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Di's Digi Challenge -- Ribbon, Lace, &/or Twine
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Critter & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG as long as it's a Critter

Friday, September 23, 2016

Special Thanks -- for Great Impressions Stamps

Happy Friday, fellow crafters!  I have a Friday flash back for you today for Great Impressions Stamps.  I'm sharing one of my favorite cards I've made since being on the design team.

I created this card in the spring, but I think this stamp is wonderful anytime of year!

I love this big, bold rubber stamp that is both image and sentiment in one.  It is Great Impressions Stamps G364 Spring Special Thanks.  

I colored G364 Spring Special Thanks with Copic markers, then used a variety of dies to create the card.  I cut the card base out on my Silhouette Cameo with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  The stick pin is from Prima Marketing. 

I'm forever in need of thank you cards, and I believe the recipient of this one will enjoy it anytime of year!

You'll find this fantastic stamp, and many many more in the Great Impressions Stamps store

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

You are totally fabulous! For MHKDesigns

Greetings, crafty friends!  It's time for the September/October challenge on the MHKDesigns Challenge blog.  I love the colors of fall, so this month's inspiration board was great fun!

Using the colors in this board, I created this:

Isn't this fun?!?  I used the Fabulously Fall Digital Stamp set to create this.  The acorn and the fabulous sentiment are both part of the set.  The papers on this card are also from MHKDesigns, and are found in the Etsy Shop.  They are from the Fabulously Fall and Country Farm digital papers. 

I used the Fabulously Fall digi stamp set and printed it on some hand pressed paper I've had for years.  Then, I used Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils on the acorn to shade it. I attached this layer to the card base with a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (stapler). The layered edges were made with dies from Paper Wishes/Hot Off the Press. The sequins are from Close To My Heart. 

I hope you join in this month's challenge at MHKDesigns.  You have a whole month!  The theme is anything goes if you use an MHKDesigns image, and the mood board is available for any other image you might want to use.  Come join us!