Sunday, November 18, 2018

Moochas Gracias -- Pilin' On the Pets and/or Colored Image

The themes this month at Pile It On are Pets and/or Your favorite way to Color an Image. You can choose one or both themes, and you may enter the challenge as many times you like, as long as you are inspired by at least one other Challenge theme. We're sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, and I used their cute Cuddly Cow.

I really love using my Copic markers to color images; it's so easy to shade and the blender pen comes in handy for those little mistakes! And although cows aren't traditionally kept as just pets, my cousin lived on a working dairy farm and took her favorite cow with her to get her senior photos!


I used my "Surprise Box" die set from Our Daily Bread Designs. I use a grass die from Elizabeth Crafts on the interior pop-up pieces. I decorated the box with a double-sided sheet of DP from Doodlebug. I created the sentiment myself.

Wondering why the cute cow is purple & golden yellow? As you may know, I'm expecting our first child, and my Aunt & Uncle sent us a baby coverall featuring the Minnesota Vikings. This is sort of a family joke, because my Aunt & Dad are originally from Wisconsin, and being a Green Bay Packers fan is practically family heritage. There was some smack-talking between family members when I posted about the gift on Facebook! So I had to keep up the joke...notice that I used "bay" green for the base card and "cheese" gold (Packers colors) for the message section!

Inspiration/Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #20: (P1) Anything Goes with a Critter
DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #237: (last Thurs/M) Always Thankful
Pile It On: (Sat before 1st Sun/M) Your favorite way to Color an Image (Copic Markers)
Simply Create Too #144: (1st Fri/M) More than One Fold
Unicorn Challenge: (P1) Use a Sentiment

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Santa Llama in a Box -- Wild Animals at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Wild Animals. Although lots of llamas are domesticated now, a Santa Llama does seem pretty "wild"!



The llama and succulents are from two Recollections die/embossing sets. This time, I cut the llama from a black-frosted white Core-Dinations cardstock, sanded it to reveal the white core on the raised portions, and colored in the debossed details with fine makers.

The santa hat & xmas lights are stickers from my stash. I heat-embossed the sentiment (Latina Crafter) in green onto silver paper, die-cut the banner, and edged it with red glitter embossing powder. The patterned paper is from Authentique. The base card is from the "Surprise Box" die set from Our Daily Bread Designs, and I cut it from a silver cardstock. I added the adorable llama Washi tape to the pop-up strips.


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Stop, Smell & Shake the Lemons

I needed a quick thank-you card, so I made this using some lemon-themed products I recently acquired, including Scratch-n-Sniff Washi tape. It's delightful! Michaels has a wide variety of scents.


The sentiment is a rubber stamp from DRS Designs; I stamped it in black StazOn ink directly onto the plastic piece. The aperature was cut with a Stampin' Up! die. The  fruit sprinkles inside the shaker portion are from Queen & Co.; the lemon dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs; the blue-and-gold and Scratch-n-Sniff lemon Washi tapes are from Recollections.

http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-384-ends-nov-25.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Add Gold
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #384: Sketch + Optional theme: Thank You

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Thankful Baby Shake -- Special Event / Celebration at Crafting with Dragonflies

It's the 2nd week of Special Event / Celebration at Crafting with Dragonflies. If you haven't joined us yet, you still have time!

As you may know, my husband & I are expecting our first child in December! So I've been making a lot of thank-you cards. Here's a trifold card made as a thank-you for a lovely stroller.

The base is a double-sided KaiserCraft paper. The rattle-shaped shaker is from Queen & Co., which Mom treated me to at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Mesa, Arizona, in September.

First fold open:
I've included a photo of our 13-year-old dog Walt with the ultrasound in all our thank-you cards. He looks so cute and slightly apprehensive!

Open completely (message written in the middle panel):
I used two embossing folders on the gold paper, and added some Washi tape.

View of the back:


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Green Llama -- Wild Animals at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Wild Animals. I had so much making my first card, I had to make another using the same sketch.


The llama and succulents & pots are from two Recollections die/embossing sets. This time, I cut the llama from a green mirri paper (which looks great IRL but is very difficult to photograph!), and used a Marvy WetLooks marker to color the raised embossing portions before cutting/embossing, and heat-embossing it with red glitter powder. The santa hat & xmas lights are stickers from my stash. I heat-embossed the sentiment (a favorite stamp) in red onto the pot. The black & white patterned paper is by jubilee/MME; I hand-colored the red & green stripe.

I also decorated the inside:

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-383-sketchy-time.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Creatalicious Challenges #150: Anything Goes + Option: Embossing - Wet or Dry (both)
My Time to Craft #383: Sketch (2nd entry)

Update: This was chosen as a favorite for My Time to Craft #383!

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