Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Challenge #153 ~ Crafty Gals Corner Challenge-Anything Goes

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #153 with the Crafty Gals Corner! 
Check it out! We have an awesome sponsor
this week! 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:

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 December 19th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!
 
Hugs!

Judy

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #149-Marsha's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Welcome to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! And this week it is All About Occasions!
 
So I think Christmas is definitely considered an Occasion. Don't you? So this week I am playing with a stamp set and die set from The Stamps Of Life called hotchocolate2stamp and Hot Chocolate Dies respectively.  I also played with Fancy frame Dies and Stitched In Circle Dies and Berry Christmas Sequins from Craftin Desert Divas. I really love how fun this shaker card turned out!
 

 
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, December 18th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time to link your project.
 


 
So remember it is All About Occasions! We would love to see what you are up to!  Come on over to the blog, take a few minutes this week, play along 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, December 12, 2017

Card Creating With Craft Fantastic

Hi Everyone! Have you checked by the online store lately? Have you noticed the section called Card Creating? Well I got to attend some classes at Craft Fantastic Headquarters and Oh My Goodness I had such a blast! One of the classes I went to was a cardmaking class. Now on the website you will see Card Kits as well as Luxe-Line Cards and Envelopes. These Card Kits are great! They come with card bases, envelopes, instructions and all the parts and pieces. You just need to add Glaze and Glue and your preferred paper adhesives and a scissor or paper trimmer and it is super quick and super easy to make really gorgeous cards.

Now I have been a paper crafter and card maker for almost twenty years. I have to tell you these new Luxe-Line cards are fabulous! When you are making cards you really need to use a sturdy card base and these are sturdy, have a fabulous feel to them and are great to work with. The card bases measure 6 and 3/4 inches by 4 and 3/4 inches. There are five different choices: white kraft, off-white kraft, kraft, pastels and brights.

Today I am going to feature the brights and show you how quickly and easily these can come together.



If you are like me you may work on several projects at a time, and perhaps, like me, you hate to throw out any leftovers. So take a look at your scraps, look at the beautiful colors in the different luxe card bases and see what you can come up with. I bet you have some 6 x 6 paper pads that you have used on projects and have some pieces left. Perhaps those sheets that have titles on them. Those are perfect for use with our Jewelers Glass.
That can make a great focal point.

Or perhaps you made several jewelry pieces and have a few images left over on your image sheet. Those can also make great focal point images with Jewelers Glass. How about a diecut that you thought you were going to use on another project and then wound up not using. Here are two quick and easy CAS cards. These were created as I was working on other projects and wanted to make use of leftover parts and pieces.
 

Give it a try! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Hugs,

Judy

Friday, December 8, 2017

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

Craftin Desert Divas is one of the Amazing Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I am sharing with you this adorable image from Craftin Desert Divas called Cactus Coffee. OMG this image is so super cute! I have also used Stitched In Circle Dies and Cream & Sugar Paper Pad by Doodlebug.

 
You can find the blog hop at their blog here: blog: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/  I had so much fun hopping and playing along last time so definitely check it out! Have Fun and Happy Hopping!

Hugs,

Judy

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

More December Mood Board Inspiration

Hi Everyone! Have you been checking out the new release previews at Craftin Desert Divas? Definitely cuteness at it's best! Well, while we patiently wait (ok I am not a patient person) here is some December Mood Board inspiration for you!  I have used this adorable digi called Surfing Santa. I then colored up this cutie with Copics, masked him off and used distress inks for my background. I added some glitter to his surf board and hat with the Nuvo Glitter Accents in Fresh Snowfall.  I also used Fancy Frame Dies, Sending Sentiments Stamp Set, Berry Christmas Sequins, and Nuvo Glitter Accents in Fresh Snowfall.

Here is the Mood Board for your reference. Fabulous right?
 
I can't wait to see what you create and please do play along with us! Be sure you use the hashtag #cddmonthly so we can see your projects!
 
Hugs,
 
Judy

Challenge #152 ~ Crafty Gals Corner Challenge-Anything Goes

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #152 with the Crafty Gals Corner! 
Check it out! We have two awesome sponsors
this week! 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: 3 digital images
 
 
Prize: 3 digital images
 

My project this week features an image called Chrissy by Nikki Burnette. This image is so pretty! I adore mermaids and this one is so much fun to color up!

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 December 12th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!
 
Hugs!

Judy

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #148-Heidi's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Welcome to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! And this week it is Feminine Anything Goes!
 
I have been continuing to work on holiday presents and as I am working I usually have something on in the background, whether it is a DVD or Netflix. Lately I have been rewatching some favorite Gilmore Gorls and as such this may be one of my favorite stamp sets. This week I am playing with a set from Kindred Stamps called Small Town Girls. These images are colored in with Copic Markers. The Box Card is made from the  Box Card Die Set from Craftin Desert Divas.
 
 
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, December 11th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time to link your project.
 

 
So remember it is Feminine Anything Goes and what better time than to share those projects you are working on to get ready for the ladies on your holiday list! We would love to see what you are up to!  Come on over to the blog, take a few minutes this week, play along 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

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas is the Proud Sponsor this week for Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #434

Hi Everyone! Craftin Desert Divas is the proud sponsor at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! Here is my take for this weeks inspiration!
For this I used Craftin Desert Divas Box Card Dies along with Frosty Friends Stamp Set, Chilly Stamp Set and Nice List Stamp Set. I also used Fall Border Dies.
 
We would love for you to check out the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and come and play with us! You can find it here!
 
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
 
I can't wait to see what you create.
 
Hugs,
 
Judy

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Have You Seen The Beautiful Mood Board For December?

Hi Everyone and Happy Saturday! Have you checked out the new December Mood Board At Craftin Desert Divas yet? It is gorgeous! Take a look!
 Fabulous right? So let me share with you some inspiration I have created for this mood board. I have used this adorable digi called Beary Christmas Digital Stamp. I also used Fancy Frame Dies and Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies. I then colored up this cutie with Copics.

Here is the info so definitely check it out! And you can get to the CDD gallery by clicking here.
 I hope you are inspired to check out the December Mood Board Challenge and can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to add the hashtag #cddmonthly so we can see!
As always, thanks for stopping by! And please do leave me a comment. I would love to hear what you think about this project and this months Mood Board!
 
Hugs,
 
Judy

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Createful Heart Digis & Designs Challenge #7/Blog Hop 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to share with you the first ever Createful Heart Digis & Designs Blog Hop November 30th-December 13th, 2017! I'm so glad you decided to drop in! I hope that you'll not only join in on the Blog Hop, but also the current Challenge #7! Just post your entries at the Createful Heart Digis & Designs Challenge Blog! The theme for this challenge/blog hop is CHRISTMAS.
Each Challenge has an Overall Winner and Top 3. But wait! There's more! There's a Blog Hop Door Prize Winner! The winner will receive a 20% Coupon toward any digi purchase of $10 or more in the Createful Heart's Etsy Store.
In order to win, here are some simple rules to follow to be eligible for the Blog Hop Door Prize:
  1. You MUST leave a comment on each of the Design Team’s blog, including the Createful Heart Blog (www.createfulheartcards.blogspot.co...)
  2. You MUST follow the CHDD blog
  3. Winner will be announced on the next Challenge, #8 and also on our Facebook Page: Createful Heart Digis & Designs (link HERE)
  4. If you’re a winner, please contact Mary Smith, owner/creator
The Date of this Blog Hop will run with the duration of the current Challenge, November 30th through December 13th, 2017. Now here is the list of our Design Team Members for you to “hop on over to”!
Mary Smith - Owner/Creator of Createful Heart Digis & Designs https://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/...
Judy Markowitz (You are here)
IF YOU GET LOST, JUST COME BACK HERE!
Now let me show you what I created for Challenge #7/Blog Hop!

This adorable image is called It's A Wrap (Hettie Hedge Hog) Christmas stamp and you can find it here. This adorable image has been colored in with Copics. Such a fun image to play with!



Okay, there you have it friends! Be sure to hop around and also get your Christmas card entered into the challenge! Have fun with it!
 
I can't wait to see what you create!
 
Hugs,
 
Judy

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Challenge #151 ~ Crafty Gals Corner Challenge-To Die For

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #151 with the Crafty Gals Corner! 
Check it out! We have an awesome sponsor
this week! 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:


Sparkle N Sprinkle
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate
 
My project this week features an image by Sparkle N Sprinkle called "Beautiful Friendship 665B". This image is so versatile! I love that you can add a sentiment and literally use this on almost any card!
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 December 5th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!
 
Hugs!

Judy

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #147-Charlotte's "Anything Goes" Challenge

Welcome to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! And this week it is Anything Goes!
If you are like me then you are probably working on those lists of holiday things you need to do, want to do, would love to do if you could get to it, you know the story. What you may not know is that two of my favorite people to craft with are my daughters, Ally and Sammy. Ally was kind enough to give her "old Mom" a bit of Crafty Time. She actually got to be the idea person behind these adorable Hanukkah holiday tags for her cousins. She was in charge of coloring and stamping and tieing and attaching, and well I was the pretty assistant! To be perfectly honest she is actually quite an amazing artist in her own right and I love learning from her!
This week we are playing with two sets from Kindred Stamps called Bears With Feelings and Hanukkah Stamp Sets. These images are colored in with Zig Clean Color Markers. The dies are from Craftin Desert Divas and the set we used this week is called  Fancy Stitched Label Dies.
Here are the fronts:
 
 
And here are some of the backs:
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, December 4th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time to link your project.
 
 
So remember it is Anything Goes and what better time than to share those projects you are working on to get ready for the holidays! We would love to see what you are up to!  Come on over to the blog, take a few minutes this week, play along 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, November 28, 2017

Holiday Image Sheets With Craft Fantastic

Today I want to bring to you a closer look at the new Holiday Image Sheets. There are two, one for All Jewelers Sizes and one for Mini and Small Glass Sizes. When you use Craft Fantastics amazing Jewelers Glass with our Glaze and Glue, the images tend to become more crystal clear and even magnified a bit. This really makes those holiday images jump off the Image Sheet!
HOLIDAY all jeweler's glass sizes

Take a look at what these look like once I have applied Glaze and Glue and used our Jewelers Glass. I do apologize for a bit of glare in these photos. Please forgive me!




I really love how these images pop!

I can't wait to see what you come up with! And the new Holiday Image sheets are a great place to start!

Hugs,

Judy