Thursday, January 30, 2014

Make your Sassiness POP!!

Hey there blog world and welcome to another Dare to Be Sassy Thursday challenge! :) This week, we are asking players to make their images POP!!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE using pop dots... I tend to FORGET I have them until it's too late, and then when I DO want to use them, I have to dig all over the place because they never seem to be where I WANT them to be, but I love them anyway! :)

So I played with Strawberry Shortcake Honey for this challenge, an image that I have had on hand but have been DYING to ink up for ages! Isn't she a cutie?

I colored her in with my RV copics (I rarely use them, I'm sad to admit!!) and then I found the two Prima roses that matched perfectly in my stash (literally deep down in a bucket), so I knew this one was meant to be! :) Of course, I popped up the image with pop dots and added some little embellishments to finish her off. I have this one in the "student" pile and I just have to figure out which student is "Sweet" enough for her! :)

I will be submitting this lil honey into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door (Anything Goes)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday (Sweet)
Eureka Stamps (Anything Goes)
Oozak  (Anything Goes/Love)
Hiding in my Craft Room (For a loved one)

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Good friends...

Hey there!! This week's challenge at Inky Impressions is to create a Monochromatic project... I have to admit, monochrome is hard for me to really do, since I love my colors! :)

I played with Cat Love (Heart Tails) for this card, and I inked up the image with all the Blues and Blue Greens I have on hand! :) I used BG000 for the lightest areas, B000, B00, B02, B06, B26, B41, B45, B95, and B91 (see, ALL my blues!!) for the lil kitties, and then I inked the ribbon up with Stormy Sky distress ink... Some blue bling and stickles completed the effect! :)

I love how the night sky came out, but I want to play with this image again using regular colors cause I would LOVE to give the cats "fur" when I can use all my other colors! :) It'll be interesting to play with them again, since I usually only do images of people... :) I love the challenge!! 

Speaking of challenges, I will be submitting this card to the following sites:

 Cards und More (blue and white)
Clear it out (Use up your blues)
Partytime Tuesdays (Anything Goes)

Monday, January 27, 2014

It's a bright and not so sunny Monday!!

Hey there blogland and happy freezing Monday! :) It is COOOOLLLLDDD outside! At least here in Northern NJ it is!! Rumor has it that the West Coast is enjoying balmy 80 degree days, but those seem like a myth to me at this point! :)

This week's challenge at Craft Your Passion is to incorporate dots or stripes into your project... AND we had the chance to be sponsored by the ever fun Bugaboo Stamps! :)

I played with Stella Birthday Fireman Call and I had sooo much fun with this one... :)

Is it mean that I have this card in mind for my Nana's birthday in October??? :) 

So what are you waiting for? Crack out your favorite polka dots and stripes and get crafty! :)

I will be sending this one in for the following challenges:
Digitally Sweet (Digi image, anything goes)
Frosted Designs (Polka dots)

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sassy Sentimentality...

Hey there Sassy bloggers and welcome to another DTBST challenge! :) This week was truly a challenge for me!! :) I am soooo not the Queen of puns or punny statements, and this week's Sassy Studio Design's challenge is to incorporate a Sassy Sentiment into your project... Sheesh. It took me FOREVER to come up with this "Honey Do" list for my boo...

I just could NOT think of anything Sassier, and although I KNEW I wanted to play with this Curvy Babydoll Sassy image, I was stumped thereafter! :) 

Soooooo... I'll be submitting this card to the following challenges: Seems a Little Sketchy (Sketch), Through the Purple Haze (colors - Pink and Brown!!), and Craft Dee Bowz (Anything goes with a handmade bow). Thanks for swinging by!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Guess who's an INKETTE!! :)

Hey there!!! Adina here with some COOOOLLLL news... :) I am officially an INKETTE! :) I absolutely love the sweet whimsical stamps that Nicole designs for Inky Impressions, and I have been a fan for quite a while... :) But when I threw my hat into the ring for the Design Team, I really didn't think I had a chance. I mean, some FABULOUS designers are gracing the team, and I don't compare!! :)

But whoo hooo! I'm in, and I got to play along with one of my favorite Inky Impressions images, Angelica Crating, for this week's "Ribbons" challenge!

For this piece, I chose to use a template I purchased from Paper Trey Ink to create this handy dandy folder thingy... 

It has a lil note pad on the left, space to hold a pen (made out of ribbon) and an envelope for notes or receipts or whatever, lol... 

I colored the image with copics (what else?) and I FINALLY got to play with papers in my stash from Basic Grey that I have been hoarding since like forever... :) 

I'll be submitting this one to All Crafts Challenges (Anything but a card), Artistic Inspirations (Anything goes, Ribbon), Craft Dee Bow (Anything goes with a Bow), and Make it Monday (Anything Goes). 

Thanks for swinging by and have a craftastic day!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Rock OUT!

Hello there!! This week's challenge at Craft Your Passion is "Face the Music" and we are asking that you submit any Musically inspired projects for a chance to win a very cool prize from Kenny K's!!

I played with Anime DJ for this challenge and made this card for a student... Which reminds me that I am officially behind on my Senior cards and I have GOT to get on it.... :)

I will be submitting this one to the following challenges:
Challenges for Everybody (Anything Goes)
Kenny K's (Use Black)
One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)

Thanks for stopping by and have a rockin' day! :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Shabby and Chic... Just my style! :)

Hello there bloggers and happy Thursday!! I am sooo glad the week is almost over... It's sad sometimes that after a vacation we still long for the weekends, isn't it? Well, that's where I am today lol! :) I jumped into Monday making plans for the weekend, so I guess I set myself up that way! :)

Anywhoo, this week's DTBST challenge is "Shabby Chic" which is EXACTLY how I would love to describe my style...

So I used one of my favorite Sassy images, the lovely Elizabeth Bennet...

I will be submitting this one to Penny's Paper Crafty (Embellishments), Inky Chicks (Anything Goes) and Miriam's Crafting (Flowers). Thanks so much for swinging by and have a beautiful day! :)


Monday, January 13, 2014

Do you have a case of the Mondays??

Do you remember that movie Office Space? It's a classic in my house, and we often wake up Mondays with the "Mondays" look... Yup... It's another Monday! :)

But another Monday means another challenge at Craft Your Passion! :) This week's challenge is wintery colors like the ones below:

And we had the opportunity to be sponsored by Delicious Doodles for this challenge, so I chose to play with Leading Dolphins as I reminisced about my college days when a group of friends and I chose Dolphins to be our mascot... Wow, those were the days... :)

So crack out your wintery palettes and play along for a chance to win your own Digis from our wonderful sponsor!

Thanks for swinging by and have a very Crafty week!


Friday, January 10, 2014

You still have some time!! :)

There's still time for you to play along with Craft Your Passion's "Fancy Border/Edges" challenge this week!! I had the chance to play with Stitchy Bear's Ellie May for this week's challenge, and I cracked out my Martha Stewart Lace border punch for this one (still a classic favorite in my book!!)

Thanks for swinging by and have a great day!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Time after Time

Hello there blogland and Happy New Year!! As my vacation winds down, I have to say that I am VERY happy to begin 2014, and I look forward to sharing my crafty journey with you this year! :)

This week's DTBST challenge is called "Time after Time" and we are asking that you please use some sort of "time" feature...

For this card, I played with Evanora because we have been watching the movie Oz the Great and Powerful ALLLLLLL Christmas break long! :) My kids love it... It's actually on RIGHT now as I type, true story. :) She is a brandy new Sassy image for me, so it was TOTALLY fun to color her up and get her posted!

I will be submitting this one to The House that Stamps Built (New), and Inky Impressions' Anything Goes challenges. Thanks for swinging by and have a blessed 2014!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year, New Home and other celebrations...

Happy New Year!!! As I wrote the title to this blog post, I thought to myself "Self, will your readers think that you have a new home by reading this post?" WELLLLL, nope, that's not what the "New Home" is celebrating this time around, and for now that's A - Ok with me! :)

This week's challenge at Craft Your Passion is anything "New" including (you guessed it!) new homes! :) So I made this card using the Mushroom Palace from The Paper Shelter to help someone ELSE celebrate their new home in the new year! :)

I had tons of fun NOT coloring this precolored digi and then popping up the mushroom caps for some... well, pop. :) The image was a bit daunting when I looked at it clear and uncolored so I was VERY grateful that it came precolored too! :) 

Thanks for swinging by! I will be submitting this one to The Paper Shelter's Anything Goes challenge for good measure as well! :)