Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Challenge #165 With The Crafty Gals Corner-Add A Flower!


Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #165 with the Crafty Gals Corner!  And it is Anything Goes!!!!!!! Check out the gorgeous samples from the design team! You can find them all here on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.  

Take a look at this weeks' amazing sponsor!
Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

This week I am playing with this adorable image from MoonFlower called Gina Frankenstein Bride. I colored up this adorable image using Copic markers. The background uses Distress Oxides along with flowers from Queen and Company as well as a Craftin Desert Divas Die called Fancy Stitched Label Dies!

 
So we would love for you to play along! Remember this weeks' challenge is Add A Flower, 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 May 22nd to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!
 
Hugs!

Judy
 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Enjoy The Little Things With Craft Fantastic

Hi Everyone! I don't know about you but this time of year seems to get really hectic busy crazy. The school year starts wrapping up, dance recitals, summer plans, etc. Well my daughters are both very creative and know mom is a creative junkie so if they come across things that might be useable in a project they will save these things and give them to me. In this case, one of my daughters came across this really pretty page in a magazine with beautiful flowers and so she tore it out and left it on my crafty desk saying thought you might like to use this in one of your projects. Well I really loved this page and the flowers were all so perfect. So perfect in fact that I didn't want these beautiful flower pictures to get lost under a collage layer or lost in a background.

I chose a simple Large Oval Pendant Tray and a Large Oval Glass, some Glaze and Glue and some Super Sticky Dots and created this beautiful pendant! Just add a chain and presto!
I hope you have enjoyed this simple project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs,

Judy

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It Is A New Mood Board Challenge At Craftin Desert Divas!

Hi Everyone!  Today I am bringing to you this fun project. I have colored this with copics  This project uses the Magic and Fairydust Digital Image with Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies.
 


And here is the fabulous Mood Board for May.




Play with it and be sure to enter the May Mood Board Challenge here.
 
Hugs,

Judy

Its A New Challenge At Through The Craftroom Door!

Hi Everyone! It is time for a new challenge at Through The Craftroom Door! You can find out all about it here. This week we have an awesome sponsor with a fabulous prize. Our sponsor is Polkadoodles! Yay!!!!



And check out this weeks' prize!

Prize: 3 digi voucher


So here is my entry for this week! I got to use one of my favorite Polkadoodles images called Maddie Give Us A Twirl and some fabulous Polkadoodles paper! OMG this was such a fun project!



Supplies Used On This Project
Image Used Maddie Give Us A Twirl
Copics E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E21, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, RV00, RV04, RV52, RV55, RV66
Xpressit Cardstock
Polkadoodles Winnie Pretty Perfect Papers
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Craftin Desert Divas Happy Dies
ATG Adhesive
Sizzix Big Shot

So check it out! Through The Craftroom Door Weekly Challenge! I can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs,

Judy

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Some More April Mood Board Inspiration For You!

Hi Everyone!  Today I am bringing to you this fun project. I have colored this with copics  This project uses the Bee you tiful digital stamp  with Star and Moon Dies and  Fancy Stitched Label Dies.
 

And here is the fabulous Mood Board for April.

Play with it and be sure to enter the April Mood Board Challenge here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1691044164309227/
 
Hugs,

Judy

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Challenge #164 With The Crafty Gals Corner-Anything Goes!

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #164 with the Crafty Gals Corner!  And it is Anything Goes!!!!!!! Check out the gorgeous samples from the design team! You can find them all here on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.  
 
 
Take a look at this weeks' amazing sponsors!
Polkadoodles
Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Lemon Shortbread
Prize ~ 3 Digital images

OddBall Art
Prize ~ 3 Digital images

This week I am playing with this adorable image from Polkadoodles called Jump For Joy. I colored up this adorable image using Copic markers. The background uses Distress Oxides along with a could stencil from MFT Stamps and Lawn Cuts Dies as well as a Craftin Desert Divas Happy Die!



So we would love for you to play along! Remember this weeks' challenge is Anything Goes, 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 May 8th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!
 
Hugs!

Judy

Sunday, April 22, 2018

When Life Gives You Lemons....

Hi Everyone! Sometimes life hands you lemons, and in this crafters case, my lemons are in the form of a sequin explosion. Yup, you guessed it. Sequins everywhere!!!! I was working on a project and well fur babies and well, you get the idea.  So as I was trying to somehow contain the sequin chaos, I thought, ya know what could be pretty? Yup unicorn syndrome. Most crafters suffer from it. It is that Oooohhhhhh shiny syndrome. So without further ado....

I am using a large round glass and have applied glaze and glue, then sprinkled on sequins. Please note these are flat sequins, not the bowl type. I added more glaze and glue and more sequins. I kept a clear plastic piece of packaging I had laying around and used that to flatten the sequins to the glass. I then let this dry.  I did use super sticky dots to attach the glass to the pendant as usual, and actually did use  a bit extra to make sure the pendant stays stuck as the bottom isn't perfectly flat.   A Large Round Pendant Tray and A Rolo Chain  complete the necklace!

Quick, easy, and I have at least a few less sequins to clean up!




I love how much it sparkles and catches the light! What did you think of this project? Try it! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Hugs,

Judy

Friday, April 20, 2018

Some More April Mood Board Inspiration For You!

Hi Everyone!  Today I am bringing to you this fun project. I have colored this with copics and Distress Oxides. This project uses the Thanks and Thank You Dies and Star Galaxy Stencil from the new release along with School Squirrel Digital StampStitched In Circle Dies  and Twinkle Sequins.

And here is the fabulous Mood Board for April.

Play with it and be sure to enter the April Mood Board Challenge here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1691044164309227/
 
Hugs,

Judy

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Its A New Challenge At Through The Craftroom Door!

Hi Everyone! It is time for a new challenge at Through The Craftroom Door! You can find out all about it here. This week we have an awesome sponsor with a fabulous prize. Our sponsor is My Favorite Things! Yay!!!!

A Bit About Our Sponsor:
My Favorite Things is a family owned business that began with the intention of offering products that were fresh, fun, and completely distinctive. While we have grown, we are still very much a family affair, and pride ourselves on taking the best possible care of everyone in the MFT family, including all of our customers. We love the relationships we’ve built as much as the products we create. Let's introduce you to your MFT family!
http://www.mftstamps.com/

And check out this weeks' prize!

Prize: $25 MFT gift card


So here is my entry for this week! I got to use one of my favorite MFT Stamp Sets and some fabulous Doodlebug! OMG it is all my favorites in one project!



Supplies Used On This Project:
My Favorite Things Loveable Leopards Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Copics E13, E15, E18, G02, G05, G09, YR20, YR23, YR27
Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frames Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies
Doodlebug At The Zoo 6x6 paper pad
Queen and Company bling
Xyron Adhesive
Xpressit Cardstock

So check it out! Through The Craftroom Door Weekly Challenge! I can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs,

Judy

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Some April Mood Board Inspiration For You!

Hi Everyone!  Today I am bringing to you this fun Unicorn Potter Cake Digi from Craftin Desert Divas. I have colored this with copics and Distress Oxides and used the Fancy Frame Dies to create my layers.
And here is the fabulous Mood Board for April.

Play with it and be sure to enter the April Mood Board Challenge here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1691044164309227/
 
Hugs,

Judy

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Welcome To Day 3 Of The Craftin Desert Divas Release!

Day 3!!!!! Here are two more previews for you! These feature Thanks&Thank You dies and Cloudy Sky stencil. These are both so versatile and can be used in so many ways! Check these out! I have used Distress Oxide Inks and Copics along with the new digis! I also used Fancy Frames Dies which you can find here.

Make sure that you have joined the event page so you don't miss out on any of the freebies or prizes. You can find the event here!

Hugs,
 
Judy

Challenge #163 With The Crafty Gals Corner-Buttons

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #163 with the Crafty Gals Corner!  And it is Use Buttons!!!!!!! Check out the gorgeous samples from the design team! You can find them all here on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.  
 
Take a look at this weeks' amazing sponsors!

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate


Prize ~ 5 Digital images

 
Prize ~ 2 Digital images

This week I am playing with this adorable image from Creative Bug called Cuddle Buns Gets Squished. I colored up this adorable image using Copic markers. The flowers are from Queen & Company!

 


So we would love for you to play along! Remember this weeks' challenge is Use Buttons, 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 April 24th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!
 
Hugs!

Judy

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

It is Day 2 of Previews at Craftin Desert Divas!

Hi All! I am bringing you another preview!!!!!  One of the new products is this fabulous die set called Hello Beautiful. Check out how fun this is! Both of these use the new digi set that will also be available on Friday!



 
I colored up these adorable aliens with copics and used Distress Inks for my background layer..
 
Make sure that you have joined the event page so you don't miss out on any of the freebies or prizes. You can find the event here!

Hugs,
 
Judy

Monday, April 9, 2018

And One More CDD Preview For Today!

Good Evening Everyone! I am bringing you another preview!!!!!  I really love release week! Check out this new product! Do you love this new Star and Moon Die? And I have paired it with this fabulous unicorn digi called Starry Unicorn Digital Stamp.

 
I colored up this adorable unicorn with copics and used the Alcohol Inks for my die cut layer and used holographic paper as my last background layer..
 
Make sure that you have joined the event page so you don't miss out on any of the freebies or prizes. You can find the event here!

Hugs,
 
Judy

Check Out the Freebie if we hit 300 Going at CDD!

Hi Everyone! It is the start of previews!!!!! OMG I am so excited. I love release week! Check out this freebie if we can hit 300 Going! Isn't this cute?

 
I colored up this adorable mamma and babies with copics and Down On The Farm paper pad from Doodlebug!
 
Make sure that you have joined the event page so you don't miss out on any of the freebies or prizes. You can find the event here!

Hugs,
 
Judy

Previews Have Started For Release Week at CDD!

Good Morning Everyone! It is the start of previews!!!!! OMG I am so excited. I love release week! Check out these new products! Do you love this new Star and Moon Die and this Star Galaxy Stencil? And check out this new digi!!!!
 
I colored up this adorable alien with copics and used the Distress Oxides for my stencil and holographic paper to show through my open spaces on my die cuts.
 
Make sure that you have joined the event page so you don't miss out on any of the freebies or prizes. You can find the event here!

Hugs,
 
Judy

Saturday, April 7, 2018

It's A Party At Craftin Desert Divas!

Hi Everyone! Monday starts the sneek peeks for the April Release at Craftin Desert Divas! Make sure you are there to not miss any of the freebies! The event is here. The freebie at 100 going was this cutie! It was free for a limited time but you can still find it in the shop here. I also used Nested Heart DiesFancy Stitched Label Dies, Copic markers and Craftin Desert Divas Arizona Skies Sequins.

And this cutie will be the freebie when we reach 200 going. I also used Say It Big Stamp Set, Stitched In Circle Die Set, Copic markers and Lawn Fawn Paper pad.


So make sure you are going to the event! So much cuteness is coming!

Hugs,

Judy

Friday, April 6, 2018

Something Quick and Easy With Craft Fantastic

Hi Everyone! Today I have a fun and easy way to help you get organized. Do you have pieces left from other projects that are really pretty and you want to use every little bit and waste nothing? Ok, maybe that is just me. Well here is an idea for those leftover pieces!
Look through your scrap pieces and take some of your Craft Fantastic Jewelers Glass. I took some scraps that I couldn't bear to part with. I took the image sheet called Collage Words and chose some words and used Glaze and Glue to attach the words to the papers I wanted to use and then attached the glass on top. Next I trimmed around and added a magnet to the back. Simple and quick!
And now those bits are not only not wasted, but I can continue to enjoy them and work on getting myself organized all at the same time!

Hope you have enjoyed this easy project. Let me know if you give it a try!

Hugs,

Judy

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mood Board And Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! Did you know that there is an awesome blog hop for Autism Awareness going on?  CDD is a sponsor for the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop. There are amazing projects and prizes that you can check out in the link below. We've created a new Be Yourself digital stamp for this hop.

https://lk2thestarz.blogspot.com/2018/04/2018-stamping-for-autism-awareness-blog_96.html?m=1


So for my Mood Board Share with you all today I have used this wonderful digi!
And here is the fabulous Mood Board for April.

Play with it and be sure to enter the April Mood Board Challenge here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1691044164309227/

So be sure to check out the blog hop and the CDD Mood Board Challenge!

Hugs,

Judy

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Challenge #162 With The Crafty Gals Corner

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #162 with the Crafty Gals Corner!  And it is Anything Goes!!!!!!! Check out the gorgeous samples from the design team! You can find them all here on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog.  
 
Take a look at this weeks' amazing sponsors!
 
Prize: $20 gift Certificate

 
Prize ~ 1 Digital Image
 

Image result for decosse dynamite doodles
Prize ~ 1 of 5 sets offered by the sponsor

This week I am playing with this adorable image from The Paper Nest Dolls called Mermaid With Sea Turtle. I colored up this adorable image using Copic markers. I also used Distress Inks on the background and some fabulous dies by Stamps Of Life.
 

So we would love for you to play along! Remember this weeks' challenge is Anything Goes, 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 April 10th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!
 
Hugs!

Judy

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Let's Get Interactive!

Hi Everyone! Today I am going to show you how to create this fun interactive card. We will be using this sweet bunny from the new digital stamp set Spring Friends which you can find here.  Choose what you are going to use to create your opening in your card front. You will want to measure the opening and size your image to completely fit inside the opening with a little wiggle room. When you pull up your image you will copy and paste your exact image and then flip it horizontally to create an exact size mirror image.
Print out the two images as you normally would. Cut out both images and make sure they fit cleanly when placed back to back.

Color your images. Now using a card bas of 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 you are going to create the opening for the interactive element. I am using the Stitched In Circles Die set which you can find here.  Now I position the 3 1/2 inch die from the set on the card base and run it through my die cutting machine to create the opening,

Now I cut my front and back of the front card panels using the same die to make sure I have the openings correctly so that they will line up.

I then adhere the front panel on to the front of the card.

To create the mechanism I am using bakers twine. You can really use any type of thin cord or string. You want to just make sure it is not too thin so that it tears. Take the two images that you have colored and add adhesive to the back of both. You want to make sure you have enough adhesive. Lay the first image face down in the opening and place the twine over the card base across the back side of the colored image and back onto the card base. Use a bit of adhesive to adhere the bakers twine to the card base on top and bottom.

Adhere the reverse image.

Now on the back of the inside piece of pattern paper cover the back that will be touching the card completely with adhesive and adhere to the card.

You have now completed the mechanism for the interactive card. From here it is finishing touches!
I used Stitched Alphabet Dies which can be found here  and Happy Die which is here to finish off my project.


I hope you like it and give this really easy and fun technique a try!

Hugs,

Judy