Monday, March 21, 2011

Critter Challenge #57

Happy Monday everyone! It's time for another Critter challenge. Our sponsor for the month of March is Soft Pencil. There are lots of adorable images!


Now, onto this week's challenge. The challenge for this week is an inspiration one - use this photo for your inspiration.

Here is my card! I used a stamp from a CTMH stamp set, Find Your Style. This was the January Stamp of the Month. I had the pleasure of meeting one of my SCS friends a couple of weeks ago and she is a CTMH consultant and brought me this set. I love it and couldn't wait to ink it up. (Thank you Lela!) I chose the colors and the water for my inspiration.

I hope you get a chance to play the critter challenge this week. Be sure to check out all the other DT members projects for lots of inspiration!

Michele

Friday, March 18, 2011

Time to Bloom Blog Hop

Spring is a great time of year! The weather starts warming up, birds are chirping, flowers are peeking out of the ground and everything and everyone is eager to throw off the winter blues and get decked out in bright cheerfulness! To celebrate Spring, join Deedee's Design Team for a blog hop!

If this is your first stop, be sure to visit Crafting with Deedee's Digis blog where you will find the directions for participating in the hop, a chance to win the grand prize of $15 store credit and little gift for you.


I used one of my favorite images of Deedee's - Lifted Up. I colored the image with copics and then sponged around it with SU Bordering Blue. The yellow cs is SU, the green dp is from my scraps. The blue strips are CM paper ribbon.

I finished the inside with the sentiment that comes with the image.

Your next stop on the hop is Rhonda.

Before you hop along, be sure to leave a comment on this post to be entered to win $5 in free digis of your choice from the Deedee's Digis store. You have until 12 noon Sunday eastern time to comment and be eligible to win. I will choose a random winner then and all winners will be announced Monday at Crafting with Deedee's Digis.

Thanks so much for celebrating Spring with us!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Scrapbook Variety Challenge

Did I mention that I am now the Scrapbook Variety Challenge hostess on Splitcoast Stampers? Yep, I am! I am so excited about this. Last year I seemed to focus more on cards and less on scrapbooking so I am trying to balance that out this year. Being the hostess, I know I'll at least get 1 page a week done. LOL!
I thought I would share the sample pages I have made so far and hopefully inspire you to come join in my challenge each week. All the challenges can be found on SCS here.

This first page was for SBVC139 - Texting Shortcuts (use texting lingo on your page).

The layout for this page is Valerie Salmon's sketch 91 at Got Sketch. I love her sketches! All the paper is CM and the middle strip is CM paper ribbon. The buttons are CM paper buttons and the sun is a chipboard piece.

This next page is SBVC140- A Banner Day (use a banner on your page).

The sketch is SBSC258B on SCS. The paper is SU Rainbow Sherbet. I cut the banner triangles out with my cricut and Make the Cut. They are popped up with dimensionals.

This page is for SBVC141 - March Month of Holidays (use a bizarre or crazy March holiday as your inspiration).
I used a border I made last year that used a CM spring addition set. This is for Take a Walk in the Park Day which is March 30th.

That brings me to this week. This week's challenge is SBVC142 - Frame It (frame a photo instead of matting it).

The bg is SU cs. The basket, butterfly and border are from a border swap I did last year. For my frame I took one of the photo mats from the swap and cut out the center and placed the photo behind it.

I hope you come over and join my challenges at SCS.

Hugs,
Michele

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

An Udder Birthday?

I have another fun card to share today. I used another new set from Deedee's Digis called Udderly Moo-velous. Don't you just love the funny pun?

I used a sketch from SCS (SC322). The image was colored with Copics. The base is SU Kraft cs and the other paper is CM. I popped up the sentiment with a dimensional.

I am also entering this card in the following challenge(s):
Paper Playtime: #40 Digi Monday -Anything Goes
There She Goes: TSG97 use Kraft cs
Lollipop Crafts: #29 critters
Charisma Cardz: #9 four legged friends
Aud Sentiments: #23 birthday
Sarah Hurley Challenge: #32 four legged friends
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Birthdays

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Let's Do Lunch

Hello blogging crafters! I have cute quick card for you today. I made this card for the SCS Technique Lover's challenge, TLC315. We were challenge to make an odd shaped card. I decided to use the lunch bag digi stamp from Deedee' Digis set Keep in Touch. I copied the image in PSE and flipped the copy then moved them together so they were touching at the bag tops. I printed it on SU Kraft cs and also printed one image on red cs for the apple. I popped the apple up with dimensionals. The sentiment was cut out with the CM cutting system. I also ran my embossing stylus along the bag creases on the side of the bag but it doesn't show up well in the photo. I sponged Choc chip ink on the bag too.

This set is so cute. There is also a telephone and an envelope like and email envelope. Deedee just added lots of new sets in the store so be sure to drop by and check them out - Deedee's Digis.

I am also entering this card in the following challenge(s):
Stamp Something: March digi week
Aly's Sunday Challenge: anything goes
Catch the Bug: anything goes
Craft Your Passion: #48 Anything Goes
Stamps R Us: In the kitchen (sack lunch is made in the kitchen)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Critter Challenge #55

Happy Monday everyone! We have a wonderful sketch challenge over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. Before I show you my card, let me tell you about the sponsor for March. The Critter team welcomes Soft Pencil as the March sponsor. Soft Pencil has super cute images so be sure to check them out.
Now, onto the challenge for this week. This week we had a sketch to use created by our very own DT member, Crystal! It is a wonderful and easy sketch to use which is just what I needed. I am in the midst of getting ready for a scrapbook weekend retreat this coming weekend so my craft room is a mess! Well, more of a mess than usual. I have been busy busy making the gifts for all our attendees (about 42) so it's been a little crazy. So you see, easy was perfect. It only took me about 20 minutes to make this card.

I used the Soft Pencil image, Ladybug and Flower. I added a sentiment from SU Friend to Friend set. The green dp is SU, red cs is HL, yellow dp is CM. Ribbon is from M's. I colored the image with copics and added the black half pearls. There you go, easy and cute!

We would love to have you play with us at the Critter blog and be sure to check out the other DTs' fabulous pieces of inspiration!

Hugs,
Michele