Saturday, August 30, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge - Silhouette

Happy Saturday and a nice long weekend for those of us in the States!!  Do you have any plans for the extra day off?  Sadly DH has to work but I plan to sleep in just a tiny bit.  6AM is JUST NOT my thing, 7:30 is fine but not 6!  :)  

If you find you have some time on your hands I have an idea how you can fill it! How about playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge?  This week we are creating with "silhouette" stamps!  I found myself still in a CAS mode so I went One layer with this challenge.

Stamps Used:
Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps: Marsh Silhouettes and Dragonflies

 Check out Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge blog to see my teammate's beautiful designs and to enter your project in the challenge!  

Thanks for looking!!!

I am entering this in  Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


Monday, August 25, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Monday - Nativity

Hello there! I hope you had a great weekend!  It's Monday and time for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps  Monday Inspiration!

I have fallen behind on creating my Christmas card goal so I thought it was time to ink up this beautiful image: JJ0081 Nativity.

This was so fun and easy to create that I think I can make quite a few more and mat them in different colors.  

I hope you will stop on by Prickley Pear Rubber stamps blog and view the lovely designs my teammates have created this week!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends - Clean and Simple

Hi there!  Happy Saturday to you!

It's been a hectic week filled with lots of time spent in our vehicle carting my teens from place to place.  I have learned to embrace these moments and not fight them!  I get to spend a lot of time chatting with my "almost" grown ups as we go from place to place!  I even received a "thank you" from one of them this week!  A mom's treasure!!!

It's a lovely Saturday and that means I get to share with you a card I created for  Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.  This week our challenge is to create a CAS or Clean and Simple card.  

I used the heart image from the Keys stamp set for my clean and simple card added a few frosted gems and I called it done!

 I hope you will check out Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge blog to see my teammate's beautiful                                 designs and you can find out how to enter your creation this week!
                                                          Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Retread

Hello!!!  Happy Monday to you!  Today I have a card to share that was loads of fun to create!
I took my inspiration from a gorgeous card by Dina Kowal (link below).  At first I attempted to create a close CASE of her card but after my bg didn't turn out the way I wanted (twice), I decided to come up with a new plan that included "Retread", PPRS's adorable black cat!

After I had placed Retread and the blocks it didn't take long for me to find the perfect PPRS sentiment in CLR001 Butterflies Clear Set .  The shape of the sentiment fits perfectly in the open block space and I think the sentiment goes well with these zany black cats!

There is more inspiration at  Prickley Pear Rubber stamps blog so I hope you will hop on over and see what my teammates have created this week!

View Dina's work of art HERE!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends - 9 Square Puzzle

Hello!  I hope you are enjoying a great weekend!

It's time for  Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge and this week's challenge is a 9 Square background!  I have a funny story to go along with this card but first let me tell you how the background was created.  Using water color paper, I heat embossed the background stamp from Cracked Hello then water colored the background using TH Distress Markers.  The sentiment is from Glad Glads.

Funny story: After my background layer dried, I cut it up...........ummmmm......NOT a great idea.  I should have marked the back because once I had it all cut up it became the worst sort of puzzle to put together again!  I probably could have made 3 more backgrounds in the time it took me to figure out how the "puzzle" went back together but I am a stubborn thing and I wasn't gong to let my background go to waste!  Honestly, I am not sure anyone would have been able to tell if I had not gotten it back together perfectly, the cracked bg is pretty forgiving but I couldn't rest until I had it right!

Now that I have given you a crafting tip and chuckle with my true tale how about checking out Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge blog to see my teammate's beautiful designs and you can find out how to enter your creation this week!

                                                                Challenges Entered:

I am playing along with Simon Says Stamp Challenge to create a card that makes me think of summer                                                                so I went with butterflies!  

I am also playing along with Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp Monday Inspirtion

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend and are ready to jump into another week!  It's our first full week of school this week including evening activities, ready or not!

I love this delicate image of GG0187 Black Capped Chickadees, but I took a bit of artistic license and I made them blue birds!  I am fascinated with the gorgeous blue birds I get to see on my walks.  Our neighbor gets them in her yard but we never see them in ours, I am guessing because we have too many trees and not enough open spaces.

I added a sentiment from CLR047 Mini Vases clear set, and die cut flowers with PPRS-D012 Flowers Die Set.  The border is Cheery Lynn burlap border.

I created this with a little help from Dina's DTGD challenge at Splitcoaststampers. It was a fun week full of inky inspiration!

I hope you will stop on by Prickley Pear Rubber stamps blog and view the lovely designs my teammates have created this week!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Speedy Fox - Razzle Dazzle and a Feather

Happy Saturday everyone!  Well the first week of school is in the books and we are off to a good start at our house.  This has been a super fun week to play along with DTGD challenges at Splitcoaststampers and I even had the privilege of hostessing a challenge!

I created my card for this week's  Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge with a little help from Sylvia's (DTGD14~Fee~) challenge at Splitcoasstampers.  I used the wrinkle free distress technique to achieve my color layer.  I mixed TH Broken China distress Ink and TH Dusty Concord marker on my craft mat, spritzed with water then swished the layer through the ink and let dry. I heat embossed the feather from "Be a Showoff" with white EP.

I hope you will stop on by Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge to see what the team has created and find out how you can play along!

TFL and enjoy your weekend!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Inspiration - Sweet Baby Girl

Hullo there! Today I am showing off Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp: Sleepy Time Baby with lots of  pink!!!  This is such a sweet image to color regardless of color choice but being a pink lover,  I have to say I am really happy with this.  

I hope you will stop on by Prickley Pear Rubber stamps blog to see the lovely creations my teammates have created!


I chose the sweet baby image to showcase today so I could play along with Splitcoaststampers Dare to Get Dirty challenges happening this week!  This one is for Giovana's challenge.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Speedy Fox - Background

Happy Saturday!  It's been a busy week and it's not going to slow down any time soon so let's hop right to our challenge, shall we?

This week at Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge we are creating our own stamped backgrounds.  I have to say that Cracked Hello is high on my list as a favorite background stamp.  I stamped the background with Versamark Watermark then heat embossed with white EP.  I achieved the fun color by using TH Distress Markers and water.

 I rescued the pumpkin from the reject bin.  This pumpkin was colored over a year ago for the Autumn Splendor release (but never used) with the "no line" technique!  My pumpkin was fussy cut last year so i cut a layer from mixed media paper, water colored a shadow and popped up the pumpkin and there you have it!

I hope you will stop on by Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge to see the fabulous creations of my teammates and to play along!

Today is the FIRST day of DTGD at Splitcoaststampers!!!  With this card I am playing along with Julie's challenge.  We have 7 fun days ahead, I am hostessing a challenge on Monday and there are prizes up for grabs so I hope to see you there!  

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