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Friday, April 24, 2015

Mari Digi's Monthly Challenge

Mari Digi's - Mo3-Girl Thoughtful-Designed by Maria Emelia


Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am so excited that today I get to share my first Design Team card for Mari Digi's Monthly Challenge. The challenge starts the 25th of the Month which means it started on March 25th. This is a reminder Post  to let you know you still have time to enter before April 25th -THEME: Anything Goes.  

You are going to love the fun you can have with Maria Emelia's digital images. Maria Emelia is coming to us from Brazil and sharing her lovely talents with us Internationally now. Here is her Store link so you can visit.  She is also so generous to offer a few fabulous digital images free on the Challenge Blog under the Freebie Tab for you to play with and join the Monthly Challenge to win more...how awesome is that. The Winner will win 3 Mari's digi's and the Top 3 will each win one Mari's digi.

The Mari digital image I chose to color and design a card with is this one called Mo3-Girl Thoughtful.


Card Recipe:
Mari's Digital Image - Mo3-Girl Thoughtful
Spellbeinders Shapebilities - Scalloped hearts, Rectangles
Spellbinders Embossibilities folder
Anna Griffin - swrlry die
Yellow Binding ribbon
Design Paper - DCWV, Bazzill

Colored with Spectrum Noir
Hair: CR10,DR5,DR7,EB3 
Skin: FS3,CR2,TN2,FS6
Eyes: JG1,LG4
Top/Shoes: OR2.OR2
Pants: GB6, CT4
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I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simply Papercraft #2 - Anything Goes
Wags & Whiskers #151 - buttons (2 lavender flower buttons)
Craft Your Passion #256 - Anything Goes
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I hope I tickled your curiosity to come on over and check out Mari's fun digital images. I invite you to come on over and join the fun. Don't forget the Freebies Tab on the Challenge Blog.

Until next time...happy crafting. Big Texas Hugs




Monday, April 13, 2015

Join in My Besties International Challenge #8

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I have some exciting news to share with you today. I am a new Design Team Member for My Besties International. It is a bi-weekly challenge and a new Challenge #8 starts today, Monday, April 13th with the THEME: Yellow Designer Paper + a My Besties image. I invite you to visit the My Besties International Challenge Blog read the rules, join the fun and check out all the fabulous inspiration by my new Design Team. 


The card I will be sharing with you today to tickle your creativity is a fun pre-colored My Besties image I cut out of a Card Topper I got out of a My Besties Sweet Geek Girls CD Rom. Here is a picture of the CD.  It was such a fabulous buy so I went ahead and ordered another one since Sherri Baldy Designs/My Besties currently has a Flash Sale with 50% off in her Scrapbook Stamp Society Store using the Coupon Code: YOURSPECIAL50 you an also get in on the fun. Her CD's have so many digital images, pre-colored, uncolored, Card Toppers, 3D Decoupage images, Design Paper, Embellishments, Tags oh my goodness I can go on but instead...I decided to share details on my first Youtube Video -Part 1- Card Toppers that are on this CD since that is where I pulled my pre-colored image from. My video is not perfect so I hope I don't lose you with my speaking imperfections...I hope to get better at it.  CLICK HERE to see my video on the Card Toppers you get in the My Besties Sweet Geek Girls CD Rom.

Here are my card details:  The yellow designer papers - yellow with pink polka dots and the yellow and pink strips are from this CD/My Besties Sweet Geek Girls. The beautiful delicate and intricately cut  hearts square frame is a Sherri Baldy die which you can find HERE. The fancy edge border on my card is done with Anna Griffin's Embossing/Edge die/Scripted Love. Additional layers by Spellbinders Shapebilities Scalloped Square & Back to Bascis Tags. The sentiment is from My Besties Angel image that comes with this sentiment. The yellow daisies were cut out from a Martha Stewart Design Paper. The Circular intricate pink cut die is by Marianne Design.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pile it On #64 - Fancy Frames and/or Beautiful Borders
Word Art Wednesday #178 - Family Friendly
Natalie and Amy #31 - Frame It!
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Make a Card for April
The Besties #33 - Anything Goes 

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Thank you for stopping by for a crafty visit. Please don't forget to go by the My Besties International Challenge and join in on the fun.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Clean and Simple

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Today I am sharing my Clean and Simple Design. If you are one of my regular followers...you know I don't make very many of them. I absolutely love them but they are so hard for me to design. So I went with this adorable My Besties image/Hang in There which comes with a couple of sentiments. I hope you check out the link I shared with you.  These image/Hang in Ther comes with 3jpg files of fun to color. And Sherri Ann Baldy Design is having a Flash Sale right now with 50% off using CODE: YOURSPECIAL50 in her Esty Store



I also finally sat down and used my new set of  Spectrum Noir pencil Tins with the Gamsol solution. It was fun but sadly I could not stay focused on writing down the color numbers to share with you since I pulled pencils from different tins trying to remember where to put them back.  I will have to rethink my coloring process with all me new Spectrum Noir pencil tins. I bought 3 different Tin's from joann.com when they had them for 50% off.  I am making a promise to myself that I want to get better at writing what I use and charting the colors because I love when colorist share what colors they use...as I am a Colorist in learning process with alcohol pens and coloring pencils using Gamsol.

Here is my Clean and Simple Design.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
My Besties Brasil #3 - Clean & Simple+My Besties Image
ABC Challenge - Go Digital
Creative Fingers #75 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #178 - Family Friendly 
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Until next time...happy crafting and Big Texas Hugs,

Friday, April 10, 2015

Uptown Girl Audrey-Loves Her Makeup

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Today I am sharing the fabulous chic Stamping Bella Cling Rubber Stamp that caught my eye and I had to get...she is so girly.  And when I saw that she came with this fabulous sentiment it was a double bonus. I ordered her from Amazon at the time it was under $12.00 . You can find her HERE...but I want to share a picture of the stamp with sentiment because I didn't use it on this card.
 Here is my fun card with this fabulously chic Uptown Girl.


Card Recipe:
Cling Rubber Stamp-Stamping Bella-Uptown Girl Audrey
Design Paper-WildFlower, DCWV
Sentiments - Inkadinkado, Anna Griffin
Spellbinders, Anna Griffin-swirly die(I don't know the name)
Easel - Joys Crafts!
Colored with Spectrum Noir pens 

I hope you enjoyed my card. I made it for a special Cousin who sells Mary Kay Cosmetics and they are or were known for their signature pink containers and cars. 

Until next time happy crafting...Big Texas Hugs and Bountiful Jesus Blessing to you 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cuddly Ballerina Bear

My Besties Bear digital image2 -- Designed by Sherri Baldy Designs

Hello Crafters,
Sharing my fun coloring of this adorable My Besties Bear Designed by Sherri Baldy's Designs. Sherri recently released a few of these adorable cuddly bear images and this is just one cute ballerina bear. You can go see them all HERE if you love cuddly bears.  I am not going to lie...it was a big scary decision for me to take the coloring plunge with this adorable bear. It took me a while I looked at her for a month before I got her and then another week or so to color it. I studied looking at several colored bears fellow crafters and Blogs that I follow and finally chose the color I wanted her fur to be. I did color her with Spectrum Noir pens and it took me a bit to figure out which colors blended well.   I got her all colored and was so happy with the turn out...but I am so upset with myself because I did not write the numbers down and I wanted to be sure to share with you and keep the numbers on file because I knew I would want to color another one. Well...I went ahead and colored another one just like it...well the bear only. And I have the Spectrum Noir pen numbers to share with you. I so appreciate when someone else does. I hope this encourages you to try coloring one of these adorable bear. Sherri Ann Baldy has a Flash Sale  of 50% off going on as of Today the COUPON CODE: YOURSPECIAL50.


Colored with Spectrum Noir:
Bear: TN1, TN3,TN4, GB1,CR2(blush)
Dress: PL3, BP7, BP6, PL2
Bows: PL3,PL2, BP1


Card Recipe:
Digital Image: My Besties Bear-Img2
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin-Rolling Damask
Anna Griffin Big frilly die(don't know the name)
Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangles, Fleur De Lis Rectangles
Spellbinders Shapebilities - Rose Creations, Foilage
Design Paper: K & Co. & DCWV



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fan-tastic Tuesdays #80 - Rectangle, Use a die
Card Mania #67 - Flowers
Crafting From the Heart #54 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #256 - Anything Goes
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I hope you enjoyed your crafty visit. Happy crafting until next time. Big Texas Hugs


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Crafty Chick Fun

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Sharing today a fun card I made with another one of the new Crafty Chicks(more mature ladies) digital image that was added to the My Besties/Sherri Baldy Designs. I just love these mature looking digis...they have pizzazz with some chic elegant fun about them.  It is funny when I color these...I color them to what colors I would wear...heeee

This one is Img554 you can find her in Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop.
I colored her with Spectrum Noir. The flower center is from an broken zipper I swirled and hot glued.


Until next time this Grannie is out. Happy Crafting.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Scrapbook Stamp Society Fun

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am here today to share exciting news. I was asked to join a fun Blog called Scrapbook Stamp Society and am now one of their Design Team Members.  I will be sharing and hopefully tickling your creativity to try something new or tweak what I have done and add your own flavor creating with My Besties images twice a month.  That is what is so fun about crafting from the heart as Artisans we all give our creations a touch of ourselves making it unique.

I invite you to go by the Scrapbook Stamp Society Store and check out all the fun Sherri Baldy Designs Crafting goods she has to play with. Also come join the fun Membership on Facebook-Scrapbook Stamp Society.

I am coming to you from my little craft haven in Texas.   I always new I loved arts and crafts since little. I loved transforming my coloring book pages with color and painting ceramics was a long time love. I dabbled with paper mache' in art class and I was blessed to learn embroidery through my Grandmother. Now that I am older and had to take early retirement through physical disability I am glad to say I have found  my happy place and happy heart  in making cards, playing with mixed media, altering items and making my own flower embellishments. Crafting has become my outsource of all things good as my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ inspires and tickles my creativity.

My first project I am sharing with you is a fun card I made using the adorable My Besties digital image106 - Lil Lovely Hearts that you can find in Sherri Bald'y Etsy Shop.  Here she is before coloring. I love her adorable face and sweet facial expression so I had to buy her for two reasons I love her expression that draws you in and because she is perfect to print multiple times on a page to use as practice for trying different skin tones and hair colors with my Spectrum Noir Pens as I learn to get better on the flickering/feathering technique on her hair strands
My Besties Digital Image106 - Lil Lovely Hearts

Here is a close-up look at my colored digital image106/Lil Lovely Hearts with the full card below the details of Spectrum Noir Pen specifics and Card Recipe.

Colored with Spectrum Noir:
Hair: TN3-TN5-TN9-EB4
Skin Tone: FS3-CR2-TN2-FS6
Heart/Top: DR7-DR5
Yellow Touches: GR6-CT4-CT3
EYES:  JG1-JG3-EB3

Recipe for card:
4 3/4 by 4 3/4 card size
Digital Image106/Lil Lovely Hearts-My Besties 
Spellbinders Nestabilities- Circles, Lacey Circles
Spellbinders Shapebilities- Floral Doily Motifs, Sprightly Sprockets
Cricut Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin Embossing Folder - Rolling Damask
Martha Stewart - Butterflies
Sentiments: JustRite Stamps & Inkadinkado

Well...I hope you enjoyed your visit with me and leave a comment.  I look forward to my next visit with you.

Big Texas Hugs, Antoinette 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Top of the Mornin to Ya

Mari's Designs - Digital image- Freebie

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am here today to make a couple of announcements as I share my fun coloring  on this fun and lovely Mari's Designs digital image created by the talented Maria Emilia a Brazilian Designer. She has opened her new International Digital Shop called Mari's Designs which you can find here.  And what is even better Maria Emilia has started a new Monthly Mari's Digi's Challenge Blog...and get this...she has some wonderful Free digi's she is offering you to get started to come and play and join the Monthly Challenges. You can win 3 of Mari's digi's of your choice and the Top 3 will win 1 digital each of their choice.

Here is my fun card with this fun and fabulous Mari's Designs digital image.
Colored with Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils:
Skin: FS3,CR2,TN2,FS6
Eyes: LG4, LG5
Yellows: GR6,CT2,CT4
Suit/Hat: JG4, JG2, JG1--LG4,LG3


Mari's Freebie digi's are located on the Challenge Blog -  Mari's Digi's Challenge Blog under the Tab named Freebie.  What is awesome is each month you can add a Freebie to your Mari's Digi's Collection.  I hope you head on over...load those Freebies and decide which ones you want to enter into the current Challenge going on through April 25th - THEME: Anything Goes.  and join the fun,

So with all these fun and exciting news. I am happy to announce I am one of Maria Emilia's - Mari's Design new Design Team Members.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Let's Meet at the Scrappers Corner - March





Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is time to start the new Challenge #10  at Meet at the Scrappers Corner Blog for the month of March. And the THEME: Anything Goes with a My Besties image/stamp/precolored project.

Please stop by and visit the BLOG to see who last Month's Winners are. And to check out this Months prizes and rules.

I hope you come join the fun and enter your cards. I can't wait to visit you.
The My Besties/Sherri Baldy digital Image I used is called Sweetie Pie and her dog which you can find here. She is so adorable. She reminds me of my Mom when I was growing up. She wouldn't do it all the time but I loved when she would tie a scarf around her head when working in the kitchen. I remember my Dad taking a picture of her in the kitchen barefoot. Sweet memories...don't you love them. 

I colored her with Spectrum Noir and a combination of Faber-Castell pencils for the hair, eyes and floor setting. I did color this a while back before I thought to start writing what Spectrum Noir #'s I used. I can tell you for this image on the Skin Tones I used TN2 and CR2. 
Card Recipe:
My Besties: digital image Sweetie Pie and dog
Anna Griffin Embossing Eleanor Lace Edge Folder and die
Marianne Designs- Creatables(Fence & Birdhouse,Bird)
Sentiment-Just-Rite Stamps
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
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I hope I inspired you in some way. Happy Crafting. Until next time this Grannie is out.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Release Party! My Besties Designs



Hello Fellow Crafters,

I have some fun new images to share that are being added to the My Besties Collection called Crafty Chicks Designed by Sherri Ann Baldy. I have fallen in love with them. I hope you love them as much as I do.  I invite you to come join us at My Besties Designs Facebook page HERE where we share all things fun on our love for My Besties.  

Here are a couple of locations where you can find a fun assortment of all the fun My Besties Collections.  Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop or Scrapbook Stamp Society Store

I also want to let you know about a Retirement Sale Sherri will be having. Stayed tuned....and look at this flyer for the Coupon Code: Yourspecial50.

Here are several cards I had fun with using the new My Besties "Crafty Chicks" and new Besties Boys.  These are new My Besties digital images. A lot more being announced with prizes on the My Besties Design Facebook Page.  Hope you enjoy....
New Release My Besties - Crafty Chick - You're So Sweet
You can find this New Release My Besties img556 HERE

You can find this My Besties new Release Crafty Chick - Here

New Release My Besties Boy 

Here are a few more...I invite you to go by the Sherri Baldy Etsy Shop


I hope you enjoyed...until next time this Grannie is out...Happy Crafting



Saturday, March 21, 2015

My Besties Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Besties Spring Blog Hop!


Are you ready for some lovely cards/project? Each person on the list at the bottom of this post has some wonderful inspiration for you for Spring.

One Day to Hop, you have until Monday, March 23 to leave comments.

Our Grand Prize is:  One WINNER, will receive a Bottlecap Sheet Download, Gift Tag Download, 3D Sheet Download and three digital Stamps of their choice.

What you must do to win this prize?
You will need to elave comments on all of the blog hop participants from the list shown on at the bottom of this post.

You have until Monday, March 23rd to leave your comments.

If you are hopping along you should have come from Engelchen Hobby's Blog.

I want to thank for visiting my Blog.. I am a My Besties/Scrapbook Stamp Society Designer from Meet at the Scrappers Corner Design Team...to see more about Meet at the Scrappers Corner visit our Challenge Blog click here.  And check out our current Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes going on right now with a My Besties image.

My card I am sharing today is featuring a My Besties digital image called IMG230. Embellished with several dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur Stately Circles, Circles, Captivating Squares and Anna Griffin XO die. It is colored with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.
 Skin:FS3,CR2, TN2,FS6
 Ears/Pants:GG1,V1.:V2 Pencil: 079
Bunny1: GG1,GG2,PP1
Bunny2: PL2,BP1
Skirt: GB6,CT4
Eyes: IB2,IB1, Pencil: 100
My Besties Digital IMG230 - Designed by Sherri Baldy


Here is the list of Blogs that are in the Hop. If you get lost you can always start at the beginning.

Scrapbook Stamp Society
Bonnie
Engelchen 
Antoinette (You Are Here)

Thank you for hopping with My Besties and Scrapbook Stamp Society.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Creative Fun with Easter Mouse



Digital Image: Easter Mouse Designed by Sherri Baldy Designs/My Besties Collection
Hello Fellow Crafters,

Sharing my fun coloring this adorable Easter Mouse digital image designed by Sherri Baldy Designs/My Besties Collections.
   Colored with Spectrum Noir Pens:
      Skin Tones: FS3, FS6, CR2,TN2
         Eyes: BT3, BT6 with tiny specs of TN7
         Lips: CR2
         Hat:  PL1, BP1
         Hair/Mouse: GG1,GG2
         Heart:  OR2, OR3
         Dress/Shoes/Stockings/Bows: OR1,OR1,OR3...DR1,BP1,PL1
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I used some of this Sherri Baldy Design Paper on my Easel Card from a 3D Decoupage Set that came with the Design Paper available HERE . The Easter Mouse digital image both are in her Etsy Shop.




I cut out the floral frames and flowers with scissors

I colored the roses in with OR1/Spectrum Noir Pens to match my color palette

 Here is my completed project. And I have to share I finally learned the name of the crunchy ribbon I am using here on my card...it is called Binding Ribbon that is crunched. I love it. I order it and it happens to be pink with orange tones. How awesome is that.


I would like to enter this easel card into the following challenges:
My Besties Spanish - anything goes
My Besties Brasil - Use Ribbon(I used Binding Ribbon)
Craft-Dee Bowz/March - anything goes with a handmade bow
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Until next time this Grannie is out...Happy Crafting.  Big Texas Hugs sent your way