Sunday, July 31, 2011

Inking of you

Inking of You!
Love this Cricut image and the cute stamped sentiment.
This little octopus really looks like he is happily swimming along!
Gosh, he has to be cooler than me - they just announced that this
 July was the hottest on record.
This, of course, also means my AC bill is the highest on record.

The Creative Details:
Image: Cricut
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Embellishments: Border with waves, rhinestones, cream pearls
Techniques: Shadowing

The Challenges:
Catch the Bug - make a splash
Craft us Crazy - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - #65 summertime
Paper Cutz - #102 under the sea
Paper Issues - make a splash
Saturday Challenge (Secret Crafter) - monochromatic
Use it Tuesday (2 horded items - the border and paper)

 Always inking of you so
Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, July 29, 2011

You are so Cool

You're so cool.
Staying cool these days takes just about anything - including getting some shade under some flower petals. Staying cool is the theme this week at Pile it On Beginning Sunday July 31. Our sponsor is Stamp Fairy who carries a number of super adorable images for all occasions.

The Creative Details:
Image: Stamp Fairy
Sentiment: Amuse Art stamps
Embellies: button, twine, brads, rhinestones, metal frame
Colors: Copic Markers
Techniques: Stitching, paper piecing

CCEE Stampers - summer/winter
Charisma - 4-legged animal
Crafty Ann's - #45 summer and the living is easy
Creative Craft World - not a birthday
Delightful Sketches - summer
Everybody Art -garden
4 Crafty Chicks - bling
Hooked on Challenges - cute/cuddly
Kaboodle Doodles - stitching
Paper Play - garden
Paper Shelter - anything
Pink Elephant - fun in sun
Ribbon Carousel - stitching
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Shelly's - summer
Stamp Insanity - favorite color (melon orange)
Stamp Something - summer fun

Stay Cool and remember to
Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beachy Gift Set

A little Beachy Gift Set.
It is always so hard to come up with summer birthday ideas.
Teens love gift cards but it is so impersonal.
So, how about decorating a little beach bucket and slip your gift card inside.
It gives the gift card a much more WOW factor, don't you think?

This little beach gal is by Crissy Armstrong - this is the last week for her design team call at Sundays with Crissy. Check it out - there are lots of lovely cards and projects.

The Creative Details:
Image:Crissy Armstrong (find this image at Whimsy Stamps)
Sentiment: Inkadinkado
Colors: sand, cool shadow, smoky blue, blush, sepia, burnt umber, cool grey
Embellishments: dotted grosgrain ribbon, starfish and fish stickers, diamond stickles
Techniques: Paper piecing, scalloped border punch

The Challenges:
Bearly Mine (tags)
Bunny Zoe (Fun in the sun)
Catered Crop (follow the recipe)
Clear it Out (anything goes)
Craft us Crazy (anthing goes)
Hotspot (vacation spot - beach)
Pink Elephant (fun in the sun)
Poodles Parlour (red, white, blue)
Stamp Something (embellishments)
Tuesday Throwdown (matching set)

Stay Warmharted,

Sunday, July 24, 2011


What is cuter than a little sailor boy in summer!
He is all dressed in nautical colors and ready to sail.

The Creative Details:
Image:The Greeting Farm
Colors: Copic Markers in crimson red, antwerp blue, smoky blue, sand, cream, blush
Embellishments: buttons, anchor ribbon, ahoy sticker, stickles, mounting foam

The Challenges:
Bling it On (anything goes)
Cooking it Up with Katie (Colors of flag)
Paper Sundaes (beach or summer)
Poodles Parlour (red, white and blue)
Two Sisters (Anything goes)

Stay Warmharted,

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fun in the sun

Just spent a week of Fun in the Sun. 
I wasn't swinging on any tires.
But it certainly looks like fun!

The theme this week at Pile it On is fun in the sun (beginning Sunday July 24). The sponsor this week, Paper Pretties, provided this darling duck to the DT to work with so join in the fun. And, don't forget to check to see if you were a winner at Pile it On in June (see their post of  July 14 for the winners)

The Creative Details:
Colors: Copic Markers in orange, cool gray, napoli yellow, cream, honey,
 cool shadow, Tahitian blue
Embellishments: satin ribbon, clear dots, grass stickers, glitter flowers,
 clear rhinestones, diamond stickles
Tools: Scallop Border Punch

The Challenges:
Charisma Cardz (#29 sunshine colors)
Crafty Purple Frog (Take a Dip)
Creative Card Crew (animal antics)
DYSU (#29 - something with wings)
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog (Summer is sun +sunshine)
Fun at Fairy Knoll (any color of the rainbow)
Just Tracy's Crafts (summer holiday)
KB Monday (use a digi)
My Time to Craft (#149 citrus colors)
Paper Cutz (#101 Anything goes)
Paper Pretties (Make a splash)
Papertake Weekly (Getting Cute)
Pollycraft Monday (#102 summer fun)
Stamp Something (embellish it)
Whoopsi Daisy (Sparkle and shine)

Grab an old tire and have some fun!
Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pink Botanical

A Pink Botanical Flower.
Soft. Pretty. Endearing.

I was inspired to pull out my botanical images and play along with the "Fanatical About Botanicals" challenge after reading the post on Moxie Fab World. Botanicals remain classic images and never go out of style (neither do the pearls).

The Creative Details:
 Flower Image: Hero Arts (Shy Magnolia)
Text Image: Inkadinkado
Ink Color: Adirondack - slate gray
Colors: Copic Markers in evening primrose, pinkish white, pale cherry pink, blender
Embellishments: pearls, grosgrain ribbon, mounting foam
Tools: Border Punch

The Challenges:
ABC Challenge (Y for Yesterday - former challenges "R " for ribbon)
Craft Your Passion (#67 Use text)
Jac-Inks (monotone)
Just us Girls (#93 color inspiration)
Moxie Fab World (Botanicals)
Simon Says (Anything goes)
Stamps R Us (Through the Garden Gate)

Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Life is a Picnic

Life is a Picnic.
Oops - some ants showed up!
They love watermelon too!
Life is a Picnic is the theme this week at Pile it On. Lots of creative possibilities with this theme. And, the sponsor is Simon Says Stamp with a fabulous gift certificate. There are oodles of cool things at the Simon Says Stamp store so check out this challenge beginning Sunday July 17.

The Creative Details
Image: Meljens
Colors: Copic Markers in leaf green, willow, crimson, dog rose flower, black
Embellishments: Rhinestones in red and green, resin ant, sticker sentiment,
 diamond stickles, pink stickles
Tools: Border punch, scalloped circle punch, circle punch

The Challenges:
Crafts and Me (#43 summer)
Cute Card Thursday (circles)
Delightful Challenge (Folded Cards)
Fab n' Funky (food)
Fairy Fun Fridays (What did you do on holiday)
Fussy and Fancy (#41 summer)
Fuzzy Wuzzy (punches plus animal)
If the Shoe Fits Scrap it (Ruby color)
Paper Issues (life is sweet)
Moving Along With the Times (favorites)
Secret Crafter (#143 Holiday activities)
Sew Many Challenges (#60 glitter)
Shelly's Images/Terrific Thursday (food -related)
Simon Says (anything goes)
Stampin B's (#119 bling)
Stampin Moments (Say it with circles)
Tuesday Throwdown (Fun in sun)

Life is indeed a picnic!
Stay warm harted,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just Dropping A Line..

Just dropping you a line.
Here's another super-adorable creation by Crissy at Sundays with Crissy. I had a lot of fun working with these two little critters. She is also having a fab
 DT call now - so check it out soon.

 I love this image because my friend Jan lives in Canada and her family goes fishing all the time.
Plus, there is all sorts of wildlife around.
 This card is perfect to send her so I am going to
package it up in her birthday gifts that I am sending this week.

The Creative Details for this Card:
Image: Crissy (Whimsy Stamps)
Color: Copic Markers in barely beige, caramel, pale sepia,
 reddish brass,  cream, napoli yellow, sand, antwerp blue
Inks: Marvy Matchables in ochre, Adirondack in denim blue 
Embellishments: tag, metal tag, diamond stickles, fish border sticker (finally found a use for it)

The Challenges for this Card:
Crafty Creations (#127 boyz to men)
Crafts and Me (#43 Summertime)
Moving Along with the Times ( #107 Favorite)
Simon Says (Anything goes)
Use it Tuesday (#11 Animals)
Sweet Stampin (Cute and cuddly)

Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Making Waves ...

Summer means Beach Time!
Doesn't this little darling with her beach pail look so happy at the beach all color-coordinated in orange, blues, and yellow. She is a cutie and illustrated by Crissy. Crissy is having a DT call at Sundays with Crissy - so check it out if you love darling images like this one.

The Creative Details:
Images: Crissy Armstrong (Whimsy Stamps)
Coloring: Copic Markers in antwerp blue, robin's egg blue, lipstick orange, sand,
 cream, flesh, milky white,cool grey 
 Embellishments: blue rhinestones, grosgrain ribbon, sticker umbrella, diamond stickles
Techniques: Stitching, cut out, foam mounting

The Challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge (pick a challenge - #18 make a scene)
Kaboodle Doodles (Use scissors)
Lexi's Creations (#44 - At the beach)
Totally Gorjuss (#88 -Summer time)
Mami Doodles (#30 At the Beach)
Pollycraft Mondays (#101 - Outdoors)
Cupcake Inspirations (#118 photo inspiration)

Have a Beachy Day!
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hamburger Heaven...

Oh My!
 The ants are in Hamburger Heaven Today.

The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Color: Copic Markers in cashmere, sand, pale sepia, caramel,
 cool grey, leaf green, willow, cream, napoli yellow, lilac
Embellishments: paper tag, paper flower, brad, rhinestones. felt burger
Tools: Nestabilities (beaded ovals die cut)

The Challenges:
Allsorts (Free and Easy July)
Catered Crop (follow the recipe)
Crafty Pad (Lots of texture)
Crazy 4 Challenges  (summer theme)
Doodle Pantry (Use a Doodle Pantry image)
Divas by Design (#5 Punch or Die Cut)
Dutch Dare (Summer fun)
Paper Shelter (Dots)
Speedy the Cat (Die cut as background)
2 Sisters - Summer Time Fun
Stamping Boutique (Summer scene)

Have some Summer Fun today!
Stay Warm Harted

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Seeds of Kindness..

Seeds of Kindness..
is a beautiful image from Wax Fruit Designs who is the sponsor this week at Pile it ON. The theme (beginning Sunday July 10) is your favorite technique. My favorite technique is coloring flowers with Copic Marker and blending together for a wondrous watercolor effect

 The Creative Details:
Coloring: Copic Markers in blender, lilac, anise, sardonyx, light prawn, orange, willow
Embellishments: gingham ribbon, multi-colored tag (used strips of colored paper), green dew drops, butterfly, flowers (K&Co.), bee sticker (Martha Stewart Crafts),
rhinestones, black paper lace (Basic Grey)

The Challenges:
All That Scraps - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Case Study - #47 inspiration photo
Crafts and Me - #42 favorite images
Crafty Ann's Challenge - thinking of you
Digital Tuesday - #118 bling it on
Digi Doodle - #66 butterflies
Flutterby Wednesday - open but use a butterfly, fairy or angel
Lollipop - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - summer (use ribbon/lace)
Scrappy Frogs - summer flowers
Stamping Boutique - Summer Scene
Stamp Something - butterfly or bug
Stampin for the weekend - #12 things with wings

Sow Some Seeds of Kindness Today
& Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Miss Innocence...

Miss Innocence...
Looks a bit like our Bichon but she typically likes chocolate and then we have to run to the pet hospital. Trust me -- we keep the chocolate locked up.
Chewing up shoes would have been less expensive for us.

Miss Innocence is an adorable stamp by Crissy (find her at Whimsy Stamps). I so love this design but trust me Crissy has so many adorable stamps and she is having a DT call at Sundays with Crissy. Have some fun and check it out!!

The Creative Details
Image: Crissy (Whimsy Stamps)
Color: Copic Markers in pale cherry pink, sardonyx, putty, toner grey, milky white
Embellishments: Resin Roses, Flowers (Prima), rhinestons, Stickles in diamond and pink, pearls
Tool: Embossing pad in dots

The Challenges
Ai Factory (two of something)
Aud Sentiments (two words)
Bling it On (anything goes)
Charisma Cardz (all about the flowers)
Craft Your Passion (#65 anything goes)
Lollipop (anything goes)
La La Land  (monochrome with a splash of color)
Paper Shelter (dots)
Scrappy Frogs (flowers)
Sundays with Crissy (DT Call)

Avoid dogs that look innocent
and Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day at the beach..

Wow - Don't I look Great!
Its just another Day the Beach!
And, don't forget to check out the DT challenge for
Sundays with Crissy (see link below).
Just look at this "beautiful" frog and you know she designs great images at Whimsy's Stamps,Wags n' Whiskers, Kraftin Kimmie and Squigglefly. Check it out!

The Creative Details:

Image: Crissy's Designs at Whimsy's Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in migonette, leaf green, olive green, robin's egg blue, cream napoli yellow, crimson red.
Embellishments: Starfish (Martha Stewart Crafts), diamond Stickles, chipboard swirl, blue brads
Tools: Embossing (sizzix), Cricut (starfish)

The Challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything goes
Bling it on - Anything goes
Getting Cricky - Here Comes Summer
Papertake - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - here comes summer
My Partner in Crafting Crime  - at the beach
Sundays with Crissy - (DT)
Stampalot - Anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - summer time
365 Cards (Triple it - tuesday July 5)

Have a froggy day!
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Relax and Enjoy...

Relax and Enjoy!
That is what summer is all about.
And, that is the challenge theme at Pile it On beginning on Sunday July 3.
Paper Shelter is the prize sponsor and they have the greatest digital stamps.
This girl is one of my favorites!

The Creative Details:
Coloring: Copic Markers in apricot, honey, cool shadow, ice cream,
sand, napoli yellow, leaf green, willow
Embellishments: mini rhinestones, paper flowers, grosgrain ribbon

The Challenges:
ABC Challenge (cross over your ribbon)
Allsorts (free and easy)
Bee Crafty (#51 summer's here)
Bugaboo/Catch the Bug (anything goes - July challenge)
Digi Doodle (anything goes)
Digital Tuesday (#117 flower power)
Hooked on Craft Challenges (show flowers)
My Time to Craft (#146 Here comes summer)
Top Tip Tuesday (#40 "T" is for...)
Pals Paper Arts (favorite technique)
Paper Shelter (anything goes)
Really Reasonable Ribbon (picnic or summer fun)
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge (here comes summer)
Southern Girls (childhood memories)
Stamp Something (use a digi)

Have a "relaxing" day.
Stay Warm Harted,