March 1, 2015

Creative Ladybirds Creations March Challenge

It's here!  It's finally here!  The Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenges start today.  The challenges are monthly and the theme is always anything goes.

We're sponsored by 3 different digi companies this month and there is tons of inspiration on the challenge blog.  So check it out and enter HERE.

I used Birthday Monsters by Bugaboo for my first card.  Those fun monsters were just asking for some bold fun colors.

Image-Bugaboo, Paper-Imaginence, Coloring Medium-Spectrum Noir, Stamps-TAWS, Other-Wink of Stella and Ranger

It was so much fun to color that I just couldn't stop, so I added lots of sparkle with my Wink of Stella glitter pen and some shiny balloons, eyes, horns, and teeth with Glossy Accents.  Here's an angled close up in the light.

For my second card, I used Cowboy from Ike's Art.  I've loved Ike's digis ever since I was part of her design team and it was a real treat to showcase her fabulous work.

Image-Ike's Art, Paper-Paper Studio, Coloring Medium-Prismacolor, Brads-Making Memories

It's a simple card, but it took me hours to shade that horse!  I might send this to my husband's grandmother.  Her late husband was a rancher and this image looks like a picture we have of him on his favorite horse.

Can't wait to see your projects this month!

January 20, 2015

Exciting News!

Popping in to give you my exciting news.  I am on the design team for a brand new challenge blog.  The blog is Creative Ladybirds Creations and you can check it out HERE.

Challenges will start on March 1st and they will be monthly.  Be sure to join in the fun.  I'll give you more info when I get it; until then, keep creating!

December 14, 2014

BIC #60

It's time for another Be Inspired Challenge by The Alley Way Stamps.  Here's the inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the tree in the upper left of the picture.  I loved the contrast of the white tree with the bold red and green.  I also was inspired by the snowflakes in the opposite corner of the photo.

I just purchased TAWS's Chick Magnet stamp set.  The expression on the chickens crack me up!  I wanted to use it, but wasn't sure how to make it a holiday card.  Then I thought how I always make a tangled mess of lights when setting up the tree and realized that chicken's surprised expression probably matches mine in a holiday light mess.  I used Jolly Holiday for the lights and sentiment to make a hilarious Christmas card.

I'll probably have a few more holiday cards posted before the 25th.  Have you mailed your Christmas cards yet?  Mine are still in a pile on my craft desk.  Better mail them soon.

Linking To:
The Alley Way Stamps-BIC #60
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes
A Song in Your Heart-I'll Be Home for Christmas
Just Us Girls-Mixed Media (I used markers, papers, ribbon, glossy accents, pens, etc.)
Spectrum Noir-Simple Cards

November 5, 2014

Christmas Card Time

I haven't posted in a long time because I've mostly been working on Christmas cards.  I love holiday cards.  I could make them all year round.  Unfortunately, I didn't, so now I'm trying to get all of my Christmas cards made so I can send them at the beginning of December.  When did the holidays sneak up so fast?!

My main holiday card focuses on the infant Savior.  I just love this stamp set (Seek Him) from The Alley Way Stamps.  It shows the true reason for the holiday season so simply.

Supplies: Stamps-The Alley Way Stamps, Paper-DCWV, Cork-K&Co, Ribbon-Offray, Other-Glossy Accents, Stampin' Up Ink, Spectrum Noir markers, and gold glitter

My camera didn't want to cooperate.  It's much warmer toned in person.  I colored on cream cardstock and then masked the spotlight area and inked the sides using my distressing tool.  I made a dozen of these which was a really dumb idea.  Inking the blue sky for that many cards was miserable!

My other holiday card is a festive bird card with a pun (of course!)  I've made 3 of these so far, but I might make a few more.

Supplies: Stamps-Lawn Fawn, Paper-DCWV, Ribbon-American Crafts, Coloring Medium-Prismacolor pencils

I rarely make duplicates of cards, but it has been a good change this month.  I doubt I'll do it often, but holiday cards are always an exception.


Here's some of my latest cards using The Alley Way Stamps.  First is a card for my best friend's housewarming party.

And here are two cards made just for fun.

Finally, the last card I made for last month's Be Inspired Challenge.