Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bubbly Jubbly

Jubbly...what an adorable giraffe he is!
Jubbly giraffe - Click Image to Close
Digital Delights, the first DT I ever joined, is the home of Jubbly Giraffe. Wendy has designed the cutest critters, and this is my absolute fave!

I usually don't cut out a white frame around my subjects, but you can see how it really makes JG pop.
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Markers, his eyes,  hoofs and horns
 are coated in Diamond Glaze.

The cardstock is CTMH kraft card stock, and the background paper is from
Graphic 45's French Country.
I made a banner with a scrap of paper from my stash, and a slider diecut I produced with my Cricut.
Happy Birthday Sentiment - Click Image to Close
The Sentiment is also from Digital Delights.
Be sure to visit Delightful Challenges where you can enter to win a super prize...

this week the challenge is...
Make the Cut!
(use die cuts, punches, decorative scissors)

Have fun and enjoy the Journey,

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hip Hip Hurray!

My school colors were blue and gold. Wow...that was a loooong time ago!

Tuesday Throwdown's Challenge this week is

School Colors 

The sponsor this week is:
They provided us with the cute images used by the Design Team. Love this little cheery leader!
I colored her with Prismacolor Markers. I use my set of grays to shadow.
Stickles make her hair sparkle.

Sentiment by CTMH.
Stenciled clouds made with my favorite old CTMH cloud stencil and chalk.

Background paper by Claudine Hellsmuth. I just got this amazing paper pad via HSN.
Enjoy the week, and make sure to enter. We all have school colors!
Enjoy the Journey,


Thursday, August 22, 2013

I Drive a Mustang Convertable...

   But it's not red.

 To make my card for Digital Delights this week, I chose the New Card Sentiment to go along with the 50's Drive-In Set.
I was going for the Drive-In movie look...can you see it? The black and white dot paper resembles a starry night. I used an opposite pattern for the parking lot.
Silver glitter paper frames the "screen". I made the center car the focal point by coloring it red with my Prismacolor markers. I then used some Glossy Accents to make it shine like a new car should.
The other two cars pale in comparison.
The white card has been embossed with an embossing folder that looks like the metal on a chrome tool box. I thought that fit the theme of my card.
Please take a spin by Digital Delights Blog to see all the Design Team's cool cards.  Then, visit the Digi Store and pick up some bargains!
Next, you will want to visit Delightful Challenges and enter this week's challenge..
Back to School (use primary colors).
I am entering my card in some challenges, too..
Enjoy the Journey in your car...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Permanent Butterfly

I don't usually use butterflies on my cards, but this set is so's Hero Arts and Sizzix together...dies and matching stamps. Matching sets like this are trending right now, everywhere!
I used a technique called, Permanent Masking ala Jennifer McGuire. I love her.
By coating the butterfly image with Glossy Accents, it is permanently masked!
I used Distress inks to stamp the Friendship Definition stamp sideways over the butterfly...
another Jennifer trick...makes it unusually interesting.
The other butterflies are stamped in Cocoa ink by CTMH.
I made a tiny white frame to offset the cricut-cut frame, and used papers from
 Graphic 45's French Country.
The "pearls" were made with Liquid Pearls.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Enjoy the journey,

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Man's Home is His...

I am a sucker for vintage, and Digital Delights has some amazing images to use for this type of card art.  Check out the variety of adorable characters as well as the accessory sets,
 which is where I find many of my images for card making.
Do you like a challenge? Delightful Challenges has a great one this week...Anything but a Card. Take a look at the inspiration pieces for ideas. You could win a $15 store gift card from
Love this little castle from Digital Delights
I have been trying out some new techniques with stamping on digital images, so when I received this "Crackle" stamp from, I thought it would really add some texture to this image.
What do you think?

The Distress inks add to the old world feel. I used Prismacolor Markers to do the coloring, then added Distress Ink to the edges, and stamped the crackle with some brown dye ink.
The background is stamped with a very old CTMH wedding words stamp,
 and then was chalked with a cloud stencil.
The background paper is from Graphic 45's French Country Collection.
I attached the castle at the bottom with adhesive, then as I moved up the image, I used one layer of dimensionals and then doubled them up at the top to make the image lean out a bit.
The shiny stones are done with Distress Stickles glitter.
I used Glossy Accents on the flags and windows.
I simply cut out the sentiment, also by Digital Delights, and snipped the ends into a banner, wrapping the piece around a pencil, to give it a wavy  look, which I feel goes well with the castle theme.
I am entering this card in the following challenges...

Aud challenges - Anything but a Birthday Card w/sentiment
Card N Stock - Just Use Chalk
Paper Crafting Journey - Distressed/Vintage
Southern Girls - Things beginning with "F" (flags)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Alter Something ( I altered the castle by stamping on it, using Distress inks and Stickles and Glossy Accents)l
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog - Glitter
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes, must use a stamp
 Creative Card Crew - banner or pennant
Papertake Weekly - Occasion-ally (new home)
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Flowers Everywhere
Eureka Stamps - Blooms and Blossoms
Paper Playtime - Lots of Yellow
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - Glitter
Digi Sketch - Sketch (or make your own flowers)

Hope you enjoy your home as much as I enjoy's not a castle, but we have made it our own by doing a lot of work on it, adding touches of colors and textures we love.
Try adding touches of what you love to a digital image from Digital Delights...and have fun!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thanks So Much

When my girls were little, I made them dresses, and dolls, and dresses for their dolls...
Now I just sew on my cards. However, this card is ABOUT sewing and I didn't sew a stitch on it.
The stamps, papers, and sentiment are from Digital Delights. Sew many things you can do with digital stuff!
I used Crafty Mouse Coordinating Set, making use of everything but the mouse.
Crafty Mouse Coordinating set - Click Image to Close
Get better digital paper pack
Which coordinates perfectly with the Feel Better digital embellishments:
Feel better embellishment set - Click Image to Close
I used Word to layer the embellishments right on the roses paper, combining them into one image. I did the same with the thread and button frame.
It was fun.
I colored my framed image and layered it onto the patterned paper which I had printed out.
Then I ran it through my Vagabond, using a Darice embossing folder. This helps my paper look quilted...and gives it dimension.
I cut out the sentiment and used some silver Gelly Roll Pen on the letters.  I sponged the edges to give it a distressed look. I layered it with buttons, then added silver ribbon to the card,
and a pink bow.
At the very top of the card, I used two pieces of zipper trim by CTMH, to make a whole zipper. This is attached with fabric glue.
Be sure to check out the other Design Team members' cards on the Digital Delights Blog.
And enter the challenge over at Delightful Challenges! This week the challenge is:

Make It Pop!

Add layers or use dimension
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Enjoy the Journey,

Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Memory Box


I love being a Mom. I enjoyed everything about raising children. Seasonal celebrations, birthdays, family trips, and the funny things children say and do...they all add up to Memories.

Now that my girls have grown up and are mothers themselves, I want to share my love of holding on to the times, thoughts and words that make life worth living.
Some of my favorite times were baking and cooking with my girls.  But who has a recipe box anymore? I lined this box with recipes from my own recipe collection, the decided the memories were actually more important than the recipes.
That's how this Memory Box came to be.
I used an old tin box I got at a garage sale in a bag of junk for $1.
I used Graphic 45's French Country for virtually the entire project.
The knob is Tim Holtz'.
I created dividers, leaving some blank to be added later.
The dividers were fun to decorate. I made the tabs on my Cricut machine, and stamped them.
I used Mod Podge to glue and seal all the layers. The knob is attached with Crystal Effects. It's super strong! (Bought Tim Holtz knobs and they sat around for over a year! Glad I found a perfect use for one of just have to use the rest of them.)
Challenges where this is entered:
I hope this inspires you to try your hand at altering something. For more inspiration, visit Altered Eclectics, where you can enter the monthly Anything Goes Challenge.
No cards or scrapbook pages please.
Enjoy the Journey,

Girl Power!

Digital Delights has come out with some adorable Super Hero digital stamps, sentiments and papers!
This is Fearless Freda. I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils, and used Crystal Effects on her glasses. The white dots are Enamel Accents. I used my Cricut machine to cut the blue "Pow"  shape, and the yellow paper is from the Digital Delights Super Hero Paper Pack.
I used some Distress in on the edges of the character and the sentiment banner.
Make sure you stop by DD's blog to see more amazing art by our Design Team.
Then, get over to Delightful Challenges to enter our latest challenge...You're Super (add stars or sparkle) might win!
Enjoy the Journey,