Friday, September 22, 2017

Here Is Some Imspiration For The Craftin Desert Divas September Mood Board

Hi All! Today I am bringing you my take on the September Monthly Mood Board Challenge at Craftin Desert Divas! I am really in love with the Craftin Desert Divas sequins. This fabulous new sequin mix is called Maple Leaves Sequins and I couldn't resist using them for the leaves on the trees in this piece. This adorable image is called Unicorn With Princess Digital Stamp and the grass and trees are made using Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies.
 

Here is the mood board for you to work with! Come check it out!

Join us over on the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook page for more info on the Mood Board Challenge!
I can't wait to see what you create!
 
Hugs,
 
Judy
 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Challenge #141 The Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Fancy Folds

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #141 with the Crafty Gals Corner! 

We have more amazing sponsors
this week! Our sponsors are THE BEST! Check out the gorgeous samples from the design team! You can find them all here on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog. 

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: $20 gift Certificate




Prize: 2 Images DT Used

 
Sparkle N Sprinkle

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate
 
I got to play with this adorable image called Sugar Girl from Lia Stampz! How cute is this! I must admit that I was a bit stumped by fancy folds so I did a little creative folding on the corners to create a dimensional frame for this adorable image. I colored this image with Copic markers, the bling is from Queen and Company and the adorable border die is from the Fancy Frame Dies from Craftin Desert Divas.
 
 

 
So we would love for you to play along! Remember it is all about Fancy Folds, so post your image on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog for a chance to win this week's prizes! You can get to the Crafty Gals Challenge blog by clicking here. You have until 11:00 am MST on September 26th, 2017 to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!

Judy

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #137-Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week it is all about the guys! It is time for Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge!
 
I decided to go with a Classic! A Classic from Rubbernecker Stamps and this stamp is called Corvette! They have several of the old time car stamps and they are all adorable! I then colored the image with Copics and used metallic cardstock and a die to cut out the Happy Birthday and used a great border die set from Craftin Desert Divas called Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies. I think this turned out really fun!
 


Make sure you head to the Watercooler Wednesday Blog and check out all the amazing samples the Design Team has for you and do play along with us!  For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking here.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September  25th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time to link your project.


So what do you think? Come on over to the blog, take a few minutes this week, create and enter! I look forward to seeing what you create! And of course, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Hugs,

Judy





Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Today For A Little Something Different

Hi Everyone! Today I am doing a little something different for you. I am not bringing you a "finished project" but rather sharing information on something that has been asked about our Glaze And Glue. So I am going to share the testing and show you how it went.
 
The question has been asked as to whether you can use Glaze And Glue with fabric. So here are three different types of fabric I used for testing. The blue one is a very thin lace, the off white piece is a piece of eyelet fabric and the third is a little bit thicker piece of trim.
 

For the purpose of testing I am using medium square glass on all three fabric pieces. I have applied the Glaze And Glue to the flat side of the glass as I would normally do for paper and placed the glass on top of the fabric. I did apply more glue than I would have for paper. Big lesson here, the drying time is much longer for fabric. Whereas with paper when you apply pressure, you can feel it grip within a moment or two. With the fabric I kept applying pressure and the fabric would come right off. I ultimately set it aside to dry for a little bit (more like ten to fifteen minutes) and came back to it. But, once it had dried, it really held well! These next three pictures are during the drying time.




This next picture shows the three samples once dry. You can see they have that same magnified clarity as paper images once dry and that is pretty awesome looking.


I then trimmed around the pieces and am showing you the front and back of the dried samples below.


 
Did you find this imformation helpful? Do you have questions for us? Do you have followup questions on this information? Please feel free to leave questions and comments below and I will be happy to answer them for you!
 
Hugs,
 
Judy

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Oh My Gosh I Had To Do One More!

Here is another card I made for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and it features this adorable bear and it is called Coffee And Donut Bear and is  digi from Craftin Desert Divas and can be found here:  http://craftindesertdivas.com/coffee-donut-bear-digital-stamp/?aff=70



You can find the blog hop at their blog here: blog: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/2017-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/ Have Fun and Happy Hopping!

Hugs,

Judy

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Another One For The Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop

Here is another card I made for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and it features a brand new Digi Image called Pumpkin Spice Latte! from Craftin Desert Divas and can be found here:  http://craftindesertdivas.com/pumpkin-spice-latte-digital-stamp/?aff=70



You can find the blog hop at their blog here: blog: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/2017-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/ Have Fun and Happy Hopping!

Hugs,

Judy

A New Challenge Is Up At Createful Hearts Design And Digis!

Hi All! It is time for the next challenge at Createful Hearts Design And Digis! It is Challenge #2 and it is Anything Goes! Please be sure to read the rules for the challenge and come play! You can find all the details on the blog here. Mary's images are really amazing and so much fun to play with!


I got to play with this adorable image called Kris At Her Lapton and you can find her along with many other amazing images here at the Createful Hearts Store here.

Come join me and the rest of this amazing new Design Team and check out this Blog Challenge for Createful Heart! And please be sure to spread the word! And if you're on Facebook and use one of Mary's images, please share it with us on the Creative Heart Digis & Design Facebook page!

I can't wait to see what you create for this new challenge!

Hugs,

Judy

Friday, September 15, 2017

September Mood Board Challenge With Craftin Desert Divas

Hi Everyone! Today I want to share with you this adorable image from Craftin Desert Divas called Bear On A Limb. I made this project using this month's mood board. There are so many awesome colors to choose from. I really love how this came out.  This adorable guy was colored using Copic Markers. I also used Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies and as this is a shaker card I used the Fall Harvest sequin mix.

What do you think?

Hugs,

Judy


Products Used:

Bear On A Limb Digi Stamp http: http://craftindesertdivas.com/bear-on-a-limb-digital-stamp/?aff=70

Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies http://craftindesertdivas.com/inside-scalloped-rectangle-dies/?aff=70

Fall Harvest Sequin Mix http://craftindesertdivas.com/fall-harvest-sequins/?aff=70

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop With Craftin Desert Divas and Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Cooff Lovers Blog Hop With Craftin Desert Divas

I am so excited to get to join you all  in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This is my first time participating!!!!! I am sharing with you this adorable image from Craftin Desert Divas called Happy Fall. This is so much fun to color!


You can find the blog hop at their blog here: blog: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/2017-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/ Have Fun and Happy Hopping!

Hugs,

Judy

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Challenge #140 The Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Add A Heart

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #140 with the Crafty Gals Corner! 

We have another amazing sponsor this week! Our sponsors are THE BEST! Check out the gorgeous samples from the design team! You can find them all here on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.
 

Our sponsor this week is:
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate
 
I got to play with this adorable image called That's Amore! How cute is this! I have colored this image with Copic markers, the wood hearts are from Prima, the flowers are from Queen and Company and the adorable border dies are the inside scalloped border dies from Craftin Desert Divas.
 
 
 
So we would love for you to play along! Remember it is all about Adding A Heart, so post your image on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog for a chance to win this week's prizes! You can get to the Crafty Gals Challenge blog by clicking here. You have until 11:00 am MST on September 19th, 2017 to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!

Judy

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #136-Gail's All About Birthdays Challenge

Welcome to another fun challenge week at Watercooler Wednesday! This week it is All About Birthdays! I wanted to do something fun for all those Harry Potter fans out there. Check it out!
 
This week I am playing with this really fun set from Kindred Stamps called Wizard Friends. All the fun images and the sentiment come from this set. And there are even more in the set which I didn't use. These images are colored with Copic markers and the background is done with Distress oxide Inks!
 

Make sure you head to the Watercooler Wednesday Blog and check out all the amazing samples the Design Team has for you and do play along with us!  For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking here.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September  18th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time to link your project.

So what do you think? Come on over to the blog, take a few minutes this week, create and enter! I look forward to seeing what you create! And of course, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Hugs,

Judy

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Challenge #139 The Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Use Your Favorite Color

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #139 with the Crafty Gals Corner! 

We have another amazing sponsor this week! Our sponsors are THE BEST! Check out the gorgeous samples from the design team! You can find them all here on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.
 

Our sponsor this week is:
 


Prize: 3 Digital Images/ 1 Digital Set
 
 
So the image I got to play with this week is called Finn's Hot Chocolate!

 
This image is so adorable and so much fun to color! Can you tell my favorite colors are pink and purple?
 
I used Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to color up this cutie! Also I used cloud dies from My Favorite Things to create the snow Finn is sitting on and an inside rectangle border die from Craftin Desert Divas for the frame. The papers are from one of my favorite collections from Doodlebug called Fairy Tales.

Beccy's Place has really amazing digital images and stamp sets, and she is an amazing lady! I really adore our amazing sponsors so definitely check out her shop and visit her facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/BeccysPlaceImages/!

So we would love for you to play along! Remember it is all about Using Your Favorite Color so post your image on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog for a chance to win this week's prizes! You can get to the Crafty Gals Challenge blog by clicking here. You have until 11:00 am MST on September 12th, 2017 to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!

Judy

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #135-Judy's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hi All! It's My Turn! This week the challenge at Watercooler Wednesday is a Feminine Anything Goes Challenge!  for Anything Goes at Watercooler Wednesday this week!
 
This week I am playing with this adorable set from Newton's Nook called Believe In Unicorns. Both the unicorn and the sentiment come from this set. The awesome frames come from a die set from Craftin Desert Divas called Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies, the cloud dies are from My Favorite Things and the paper is from one of my all time favorites by Doodlebug called Fair Tales. For this card I used Zig Clean Color Markers.
 

Make sure you head to the Watercooler Wednesday Blog and check out all the amazing samples the Design Team has for you and do play along with us!  For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking here.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September  11th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time to link your project.


So what do you think? Come on over to the blog, take a few minutes this week, create and enter! I look forward to seeing what you create! And of course, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Hugs,

Judy

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

More Fall Fun With Craft Fantastic

Here in New Mexico there is an awesome event every Labor Day Weekend at the Santo Domingo Pueblo. This event is a favorite for me every year. Literally hundreds of artisans from many different pueblos have their work for sale. I would have brought photos for you to see this amazing event but there is no photography allowed. What I wish I could do justice in describing to you is the amazing array of color in all the incredible jewelry that you see. And very prevalent among the various artists is earthtones, beautiful stonework, turquiose, lapis, jade, hematite, to name just a few. One of the things I really love about our Craft Fantastic products is that ability to create so many different things and we are really only limited by our imaginations. You will have to stay tuned for some amazing things that will be coming up, but for today, here is something sparkly!

So lets get started. I chose the following to work with: watchface tray, medium glass round, faux leather necklace, fantastic super sticky dots and a few nail polish choices.

On the flat side of your jewelers glass first give a coat of clear nail polish that contains some kind of something extra, like glitter, flecks, etc. On this piece I used several different special effects coats including one that is an iridescent glitter. Let dry. Remember this is really the coat that will show the most so you can even layer several coats to build up your effect. Next pick out a deep shade of polish. This willl actually be your backing color. I have chosen black this time to let the colors of the top layers stand out. You really don't want to be able to see through this last coat so if you need to give a second coat, do so but definitely let your layers dry between coats. Once dry, simply apply fantastic super sticky dots to the watchface pendant tray and adhere your glass. I chose to finish the piece with one of our black faux leather necklaces.




I love that you can use this pendant on either side, getting double the wear out of it!

II really love how this piece turned out. Do you like it? I would love to see what you create!
 
Hugs,
 
Judy

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Starting to Think Fall Colors With Craft Fantastic

As we start to head into the Fall I start to think about my jewelry and think of those pastels and sherbert colors that I love so much in the summer will start to give way to jewel tones and deeper, richer colors. So today I am bringing you one of my favorite techniques with a deeper tone, perfect for starting on fall accessories!

So lets get started. I chose the following to work with: medallion tray, large glass round, faux leather necklace, fantastic super sticky dots and a few nail polish choices.

On the flat side of your jewelers glass first give a coat of clear nail polish that contains some kind of something extra, like glitter, flecks, etc. Let dry. Remember this is really the coat that will show the most so you can even layer several coats to build up your effect. Next pick out a deep shade of polish. This willl actually be your backing color. For fall I have chosen a pretty shade of red. You really don't want to be able to see through this last coat so if you need to give a second coat, do so but definitely let your layers dry between coats. Once dry, simply apply fantastic super sticky dots to the medallion pendant tray and adhere your glass. I chose to finish the piece with one of our black faux leather necklaces.

 
II really love how this piece turned out. Do you like it? I would love to see what you create!
 
Hugs,
 
Judy

Friday, September 1, 2017

I am so excited!

I made the design team for A Crafty Gals Life! Check out the blog here http://craftygalslife.blogspot.com/ and you can check out the design team announcement and see all the great new images this company will be sharing!

Check out my first project with this adorable image!
 
Don't you love it! Come over to the blog and check out all the latest and greatest!
 
Hugs,
 
Judy