Friday, June 26, 2015

Leave Room in your Garden

Hi there.
Hope you had a great week and now the weekend has started.Time for fun and time to get in your studio, to start being creative.

The other day, I started to work with a sentiment from Verses Rubber Stamps. As I read the sentiment,  I thought of a stamp set I had, that contained a fairy and some toad stools. It is a perfect match for the sentiment.

I know I mentioned that the sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps, but, have you checked out their online catalogue? They have so many stamps to choose from and they are all categorized, so it is easy to find what you are looking for.

Stamps: Verses Rubber Stamps  Fairies to Dance MC0662C; Hampton Art - Once Upon a Springtime
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Cream CS
Ink: Adirondack - Mushroom
AccessoriesDistress Markers, dimensional foam

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Crafting Musketeers #26 Shades of Summer (#111)
  • Crafts Galore Encore -Anything Goes (#278)
  • Crafty Time - Girls, Girls, Girls (#117)
  • Lia Stampz Challenge #89 Anything Goes (#55)
  • Live & Love Crafts Challenge #36 In The Garden (#94)
  • One Crazy Stamper Anything goes (#73)
  • Paper Creator's Crafts # 39 Anything Goes (#183)
  • Petal Lu Anything Goes (#47)
  • The East Wind Challenge  #33 Ode to Nature (#36)
  • The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (#228)

  • Time for me to start getting my classes ready for Stampaway, the upcoming stamping convention. I have 3 classes on the schedule and there is still room in each class, I would love to have you join me.

    Click here to check out the class roster over at Stampaway.

    Here are my classes titles, dates and times, Click on the classes below to see my class samples:
    Wed Aug 5 - Chalkboard Cards 11:00 - 1:00
    Wed. Aug 5 - Multi Pocket Mini Album 4:30 - 7:30
    Friday Aug. 7 - Two Folds Tag Book 8:00 - 10:00

     Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day and a great weekend.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Hello Friend

    Hi there

    Below is my project for the Outlawz Progressive/Freebie Challenges My project is using a beautiful free digital image this month from Anne's Digital Art  Thank you so much Anne.

    I printed a 2nd image to pop it up over the bottom image then I used a flower shaper to give the image depth. Here is a side view to better see that popped up image.

    Stamps:  Digital Image - Anne Fenton; Stamped sentiment - Great Impressions
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White CS, Orange CS, Black CS
    Ink: Black Dye (sentiment)
    AccessoriesRibbon,Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Embossing folder, paper shaper

    I am submitting this project to the following challenges:

    Thanks much for stopping in today, have a great day.

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    The Song In Your Heart

    Hi Everyone
    Oh, I have some exciting news that I've been itching to tell. I have joined the design team over at Verses Rubber Stamps. WHOO HOO !! They have a huge selection of verses and if you're like me I always need a verse.

    Have you visited their online store?  Please do,'cause they have lots of themes and I am sure you will find the perfect verse for your cards and other projects.

    It was really hard to pick stamps, since they have so many great ones. I decided to work with this one from their Friendship Line.

    Let me share my card

    This verse is the perfect fit for the bird stamp I used. 

    Stamps:  Verses Rubber Stamps - FS1135E  Sing It Back To You, Inky Antics - Christmas Birds 11265MC
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Dk Green CS, Celery Green CS, Mustard Yellow CS
    Ink: India Ink - Black, Memento - Olive Green
    AccessoriesEmbossing Folder - Darice Leaves Pattern 1218-126, Copic Markers, Punch - Kreaxions #910,  dimensional foam

    I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

  • Scrappers Delights   always anything goes (#89)
  • Artbymiran Challenge  No.34 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes(#30)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 6  - Anything Goes (#194)
  • Sister Act Card Challenge -  No. 110  - Always Anything Goes (Cards only) (#112)
  • Outlawz Twisted Thursday - W - Always Anything Goes   Optiona Twist - Father's Day/Nature
  • Crafter's Cafe - #120 Anything Goes (#178)
  • Crafty Gals Corner -  #23 The Great Outdoors (#36)
  • Inspiration Destination -  #37 Always Anything Goes  (#128)
  • Moo-Mania & More -  Anything Goes (Week 2 of 2) (#103)
  • Whimsy Inspiration - #83 Anything But A Square Card n (#123)

  • Thanks for coming by today. I will be back soon.

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    The Craft-Dee BowZ June Blog Hop

    Hi There

    Welcome to the June Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop. If you  arrived here here from Gails blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to click here to start at the beginning.
    The theme is Wedding and I know from time to time we all are invited to a wedding. So I hope you have seen some great designs for that wedding card you may need to make sometime in the future.

    I am the last stop in our blog hop but for the guidelines and prize info please begin over at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog. Make sure to visit all of the designers blogs and leave comments to be eligible for a prize of a 25 yard spool of yummy ribbon,(Winner to be announced on Monday). Since our team is small it won't take too long to visit and comment on all the blogs. 

    In case you got lost along the way here are the team members

    Craft-Dee BowZ  (start here)
    Barbara Bruder (You are here)

    The theme for this blog hop is Wedding but I decided to venture away from the traditional white card. I designed my card to be elegant yet I used the colors of the bridal party.

    The lace that I used is hand crocheted and I have had it for 20+ years. 
    The blue piece that is threaded thru the lace, it's a strip of shimmer card stock 

    The flowers are all my handmade creations  from my stash. I use the Tim Holtz Die to cut out the shapes using pages from an old dictionary. I love print on flowers and got a steal on the dictionary at a resale shop.I create them ahead of time then they just wait to be used on a project. 
     The leaves....I used a Martha Stewart hand punch.

    Here is a close up of the bow.
    I used a cream satin ribbon and just tied a single loop bow. I added a flower over the knot.

     Well I hope you saw something that inspired you for a card you might need to make in the future.
    We loved having you drop by today.

    Don't forget to comment on the individual designers blogs to be in the running for the giveaway

    Also, Craft-Dee BowZ has a monthly challenge that  you can play along with. We would love to see your submission this month.

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Clear It Out  - Challenge Theme: Blue Stash: Blue Embellishments (#10)
  • Sweet Stamps  - # 225 Anything Goes (#38)
  • Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes (#87)
  • Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes (#177)
  • Lia Stampz Challenge #89 Anything Goes (#28)
  • Petal Lu Anything Goes (#99)
  • The Sisters of Craft Anything Goes (#131)
  • Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent -Always Anything Goes but must Recycle (#2)

  • Thanks for stopping in and hopping along with us on our blog hop.

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Blog Hop

    Just sending you an invite..................................

                                  time for the Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop 

                                           It starts Thursday June 11 at 10:00 p.m. EDT

    Hope you can join in the fun and check out the designers projects. 
    The theme for this blog hop is Weddings

    We will have a give away also and you could be our winner

    See you Thursday nite

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    You Just Never Know

    Hi Everyone

    Just a quick update today.

    Well I received a sweet surprise and I had to make sure it wasn't a hoax before I shared this with you all. (LOL) I received an email late last week and here is a copy:

    Hello! I just wanted to reach out to let you know that your project will be featured this week on The Graphics Fairy! Reader Feature days are Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday, so be on the lookout!  

    Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your project - I know the readers are going to love it!

    Allyson - Reader Feature Editor

    I  love The Graphic's Fairy. They have a fabulous selection of  digital images for just about any occasion. In May 2014, the designers over at Craft-Dee BowZ were asked to use images from The Graphics Fairy in all their Craft-Dee BowZ projects for the month. 

    I used an image of a fairy looking out of the center of a flower.Let me share the project with you.

    I knew that the Graphics Fairy has a submission form and I decided to submit this project  as a reader project. So 13 months later I get this e-mail and what a fabulous surprise it was. Here is the link to my original blog post.

    Here is a link to The Graphics Fairy home site

    Here is the link to The Graphics Fairy readers feature spotlighting my card.

    Well what a great way to start off my week. 

    Also I received notice that my challenge submission over at The Outlawz  was chosen last week as a Top Pick at their Twisted Thursday challenge. Click here to go to to my Challenge Blog Awards page for more info. 

    Thanks for stopping by today and I will be back soon with more projects I have been working on.
    Have a great week.

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    Always and Forever

    Welcome Back friends,
    Since it's the first Tuesday of the month, it's time for my regular monthly post for Craft-Dee BowZ. Yesterday I mentioned that the theme for June is wedding and here is another card creation I came up with.

    I originally had a totally different look in mind but as I worked on it, it just didn't come together as I had envisioned. Have you ever had that problem?  I have part of that project done and now as I am writing this post I think I have come up with a better idea, at least better than what I had startedout doing. It's still in the wedding theme. I will share it as soon as I finish it.  OK back to this card.........................................

    Hearts, swirls, lace and ribbons as well as creamy shimmery card stock and a designer paper from DCWV - The Luxury Stack. These are the elements I used to make this card.

    The cream and celery colored card stock are so light it is hard to get any good shots of this card.

    The sentiment

    The Bow

    The Hearts

    Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly - Occasional Brackets
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Shimmer Cream, Celery, DP
    Ink: Memento - New Sprout
    Dies Used: Spellbinders -Labels Seventeen, Sizzix- Hearts, Impression Obsession - Heart Flourish
    Embossing Folders: Elizabeth Crafts -Damask, Cuttlebug - Dots, Anna Griffin - Acanthus
    Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

    I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

  • Amusing - Anything Goes (W1 of 2) (#28)
  • Scribble and Scrap -  #45 Always:  Anything Goes   (#178)
  • The Corrosive Challenges - #225 Anything Goes  (#166)
  • Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes or Twist of Die Cuts (#178)
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#83)
  • Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes (#97)
  • Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes (#221)
  • Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes (#133)
  • The Crazy Challenge - Use Ribbon or Lace (#102)

  • Have a wonderful week,

    Monday, June 1, 2015

    A Wedding Card

    Looking for the Mema's Crafts post? I have two posts for today, but if you scroll down you will find that the post for Mema's is right under this one. Thanks

    Hi Everyone,
    Welcome to June!!! Five months down and we are about 3 weeks away from the official start of summer.This year is flying by for sure.

    Well this month the Craft-Dee BowZ designers have been given a theme of - Wedding. So with that in mind, you will be seeing some really beautiful cards all depicting the wedding theme.

    Here is a card I made with that that fits perfectly with the wedding theme. My card is pretty simple.

    This card uses only two colors,white and silver. (This is a 6X6 square card.) First I  die cut a heart out of the white panel and embossed it with a swirl emboss folder. I then embossed a smaller vertical section of the white card panel with dots and on the larger portion of the panel I used a floral embossing folder.

    Next I attached the square white panel over a silver panel. I added a fluffy multi loop bow  and attached this panel to the front of the card. Next using dimensional foam, I attached the heart in an offset manner over the spot where the heart was cut from and added silver flat back pearls. This is a quick and easy card to make, great for those last minute times when you need a card.

    The Craft-Dee BowZ tool is the tool that makes bow making a cinch. If you are bow making challenged then this is the tool for you. Easy to use instructions included and plenty of video's to walk you thru if you are a visual learner, and those videos have other bow making instructions besides the basic single looped bow.

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Amusing - W, 2E, no digi -  Anything Goes  (#20)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #10 Anything Goes  (#164)
  • The Corrosive Challenges -  #225 Anything Goes  (#146)
  • Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.90 -  Anything Goes (#81)
  • Polkadoodles -  No.20 - (W2 of 2) Girly, but no Pink (#83)
  • Simply Papercraft - 2W, E3 - No. 5 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes(#201)
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - No. 108  - Always Anything Goes (Cards only) (#182)

  • I will be back tomorrow with another wedding themed card. Hope you stop back for more inspiration.

    Have a great day

    Happy Birthday

    Hi Everyone,

    It's time for the Mema's Craft's challenge for June

    This month's sponsor is Cute as a Button, and their digital images are darling. Click here for more information.

    I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

    Thanks for stopping in today and have a great week,