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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pixies Fun

My Besties  digital Img 652

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I colored this adorable My Besties digital image652 with Prismacolor pencils even though I did do the skin tones with m Spectrum Noir pens. I was a bad girl and ordered me a tin case of 72 Prismacolor pencils. Amazon.com had them 55%  with free shipping so I went for it. I already had a 12 piece set. I love the way the depth and richness of the colors and they blend so well together before you use a blending solution. These have been my most favorite next to the Derwent pencils. 

I bought and have the complete set of Spectrum Noir pencils but have not become quite comfortable with their waxiness. I don't like the way the wax clumps. I did purchase the majority of the sets at 50% off through Joann.com so I don't feel as guilty just upset with myself I did not research further or just buy one tin. They are not my cup of tea right now. This is my opinion on my purchase and through my use of the Spectrum Noir pencils. They are waxy and colors don't blend well enough to my liking. The colors have a dullness to their waxiness even with me using a colorless blendable pencil and/or Gamsol blending solution.  It could be me. I only viewed a few Youtube videos on the coloring process.  Maybe my hand is to heavy with pressure. I will be sure to have lots of practice future.

Here is a complete look at my fun coloring of these adorable pixies that live in a shoe My Besties Img652.  How sweet are they?

Hope you enjoyed. And if you are looking into purchasing different coloring pencils my tips helped you make a wiser choice.

Until next time...Happy Crafting


Friday, July 17, 2015

Christmas in July

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am sharing my fun with Christmas in July cards. I had the opportunity to play with three new My Besties Christmas images added to Sherri Baldy's Esty shop this week. I love having Christmas cards handy during the Christmas season and I can never seem to get to early of a start and these three images are adorable. I had fun coloring them with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.

Here is the first fun adorable Christmas My Besties Img692,

Here is the second little cutie Ho Ho! My Besties Img359. I love her too.
Here is my last one I made this week. I chose to make this one using less traditional colors. It is the adorably sweet My Besties Img690,

I hope you enjoyed seeing these adorable sweeties decorated in Christmas. Thought I would share with you too. That as of today...Sherri Baldy has a Special Sale of 50% Off her products in the Etsy Store using CODE: YOURSPECIAL50.

Until next time...Happy Crafting

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mari Digis #4 Monthly Challenge


Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am excited to share today the start of  a new Monthly Challenge over at  Mari Digis Challenge #4 - June 25th through July 24th THEME: Color Combo See Picture below plus Mari digi. We had such lovely projects entered this last Challenge and I enjoyed visiting all of you.  I encourage you to visit Mari Digi Challenge Blog to check out the Winners including the Top 3.  And I want to share if you are new to Mari's Digital images she has some Freebies for you to choose from to enter our current Challenge. Just check out the Freebie Tab and get to coloring using our THEME: Color Combo -see picture below plus Mari Digital image. I look forward to visiting you.


Here is my card to tickle your creativity. I have used Mari Digitial Image-MB5-A Pipa. I used a 3D paper piecing technique on the image. The Butterfly edge is a Joy! Crafts Die. The vintage tricycle is by Memory Box.
I hope you come on by and visit Mari Digi's Challenge Blog and see all the great projects my fellow Design Team Members have created.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Craft Your Passion #267 - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore/June - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #56- Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #7 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #111 - Anything Goes
Avenue 613 #129 - Anything Goes W/Twist -Kite, Flowers, tricycle, butterflies
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Happy Crafting...Until next time


Monday, July 6, 2015

My Besties Inter'l #14 Challenge Time


Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is my fun opportunity to share and tickle your creativity on inviting you to come on over and join the My Besties International Challenge #14 that starts today,  Monday, July 6th for 2 weeks. The Challenge Theme is Anything Goes with a My Besties image. I can't wait to visit you and see all your wonderful projects.

 The My Besties images are so fun to play with and I decided to go ahead and create a Christmas in July project using this adorable Christmas Elf Image#486 designed by Sherri Baldy. I had fun coloring this cutie Christmas elf with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils and Stickles glitter. 
My Besties Image486
I wanted to create a Christmas Note card for my Teenage Grand-Daughter.  I wanted to give it an elegant yet fun look for her to write a note to her parents as to hints of some goodies she would want for Christmas.

 Here is the other side of my Christmas Note Card. I made the box  ribbon design out of Design Paper using an Anna Griffin embossing Folder. I remember when I wasn't lazy and would use my Score board to manually place the lines to make my Box Ribbon. The Bottle Cap image is also a My Besties image called #2 Pink Polka Dot that comes in a set of 12 - One inch round images of this adorable My Besties cutie.  I haven't done it but I am sure you can enlarge them.


My Besties Bottlecap #2 Pink Polka Dots

I hope I tickled your creativity in wanting to play with some of these My Besties images. I invite you to visit Sherri Baldy's Etsy Store and take advantage of her 50% Off Sale using CODE: YOURSPECIAL50.  Hopefully when you are reading this the sale is still going on.  Then come and join the My Besties International #14 Challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Quirky Crafts Challenge #14 - Christmas in July
Crafty Calender - Christmas in July
Crafty Ribbons #122 - Anything Goes
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Until next time...Happy Crafting






Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pop of Suprise

Hello Everyone,

Here today sharing with you a My Bestie popping out of  a cake. Suprise! Isn't she the sweetest and you can color the cake any flavor you choose.  She is one of the New June Release My Besties/Sweet Treats images Sherri Baldy has designed. You can find this sweet My Besties Sweet Treats Cake Party digital image here.

 My whole image was colored using Prismacolor pencils. I decided to color the cake a delicious strawberry with chocolate trimmings.
My card is embellished with:
Dies: Joy! Crafts/Butterfly Edge, Lala Land/Bunting
Sentiments: Anna Griffin, 
Design Paper: Sherri Baldy, Pink Paisley
Martha Stewart White Frame/silicone mold
Colored with Prismacolor pencils
Flowers & Bling from my stash

I hope you enjoyed my play with this My Besties/Sweet Treats Cake Party digital image. I would love to see how you use her on your project. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fun Time with Mari Digis Monthly Challenge


Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am so excited that today I get to share my  Design Team card for Mari Digi's Monthly Challenge. The challenge starts the 25th of the Month which means it starts Today, Monday, May 25th through June 24th-THEME: Flowers featuring a Mari Digital image.  Here is Mari Digi's 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 use and join the Monthly Challenge.  And you can win more of your choice...how awesome is that. The Winner will win 3 Mari's digi's and the Top 3 will each win one Mari digital image.

You are going to love the fun you can have with Maria Emelia's, Mari's digital images. Maria Emelia is coming to us from Brazil and sharing her lovely talents with us Internationally now. 

The Mari digital image I choose to color and design a card with is this one called M41-Menina. She is so adorable.
Here is my card. I colored this sweet digital image with Spectrum Noir pens.
Card Recipe
Digital Image M41-Menina
 Anna Griffin XOXO die,
Spellbinders Shapebilities Hearts
Flowers from stash
Lace from Hobby Lobby
Sentiments-typed on my Computer
I hope I inspired you to join in the fun and come by and visit Maris Digi's Monthly Challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following fun Challenges. There Design Teams always inspire and tickle my creativity:
Frilly and Funkie - Happy, Happy, HAPPY
Word Art Wednesday #184 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
Sister Act Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore/May - Anything Goes
Creative Corner /Team Mel - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet#138 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
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Sending Bountiful Blessings of love, joy and health to you and yours. Happy Crafting.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Uniquely Special

My Besties/Willow Wisp Fairy 3D digital Decoupage Image


Hello Fellow Crafters,

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for one of my Neighbors daughters. I wanted it to be special and unique as her High School Graduation card. I am known for being different so I went with what I had in my heart. And as I cut and put this My Besties/Willow Wisp 3D Fairy together I knew I wanted to design a special card for her new adventures she had in mind to take.  And I wanted her toknow that "Jesus Love Her" and Joy, Faith and Believe God is with her on her new Life's Journey would be important nuggets for her to hold on to.

Card Recipe
I hand cut with scissor the 3D Willow Wisp Fairy digital image and put it together with pop dots. Added some extra touch putting glitter in and there. Also decorating some of the image with Ranger Pearl drops. I embossed a sheet parchment paper using an Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used a Martha Stewart corner punch on the edges. I also used the same corner punch for the outer edge of the card. I have my Willow Wisp 3D Fairy on a Spellbinders Oval die then placed on a Spellbinders Shapebilities/Gold Label Four die .  The word sentiments are created on Word.doc in different Font Styles set on size 12 Font, some are in bold. The "Jesus Love You" Sentiment is from an Inkadinkado Stamp set I ordered a long time ago from HobbyLobby.com.  I added some Stickles to my flowers.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
My Besties 3D and More #12 - Anything Goes with a My Besties
My Besties Aussie #6 - Use Die Cuts
My Besties Friendship #14 - Anything Goes with a My Besties
My Besties Spanish #5 - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door/June 29 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge #111- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #267 - Anything Goes 
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I hope you my card tickled your creativity into trying something new. Big Texas Hugs until next time...Happy Crafting


Thursday, June 18, 2015

You're Tea-riffic

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Today I am going to share three cards of one of my many new favorite My Besties digital images Sherri Baldy has designed. You can find them in her Etsy Store. I am not sure if the 50% off Flash Sale is going on when you read this but I would check it out---using CODE: YOURSPECIAL50. I love this Image 635 so much I used it to make three different card designs. This sweet adorable image I am talking about is one of several new My Bestie images called 'Sweet Treats'. There are a couple different designs in these adorable teacups.  I chose to play with this one, Image  635.
Here is the other Image 636.
Aren't they so adorable and fun looking to color your favorite colors.  I have to share a Pinterest link where you can check out some of the other My Besties Cup imagesOkay...now it is time for me to share my fun cards I made with Image 635.
This Image 635 I colored with Prismacolor pencils and made an easel card.



This Image 635 was colored by Sherri Ann Baldy and I made a regular card with all my pretty embellishments.

This one was colored by Sherri Ann Baldy. I printed it/Img635  5 times and made it into a 3D decoupage card.

I hope you enjoyed my cards with this adorable image. I invite you to check out the Pinterest page with all the adorable new and current My Besties designed with cups. If you are a teacup lover like me. Here is the My Besties Pinterest page by Catagory.  I have to leave you with this one I have not got to color yet.   Happy Crafting...Until next time.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

My Besties Inter'l Challenge #12-Anything Goes

Hello Fellow Crafters,



Today, starts a new bi-weekly Challenge #12 over at My Besties International Blog. We are going with the THEME: Anything Goes with a My Besties image. I hope to see you join in the fun.

Here is my card using My Besties digital image Molly Love Bug. You can also visit Sherri Baldy Etsy Shop and see all the all fun My Besties digital images she has.  I colored sweet Molly Love Bug with Spectrum Noir pens. 
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #186 - Family Friendly
That Craft Place Ltd. June 7 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge #109 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore June - Anything Goes
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Hope you enjoyed your visit. Until next time happy crafting.

Special Invitation - Tuesday, June 9th

Hello Fellow Crafters



*** Here is a Special Invitation * * *

Please join me at My Besties Facebook page for a brand new digital  release party!

Tuesday June 9th 4-7pm EST



There will be Games and Prizes during the New Release

Also if you Purchase any digital image through Wednesday, June 10th your name will automatically be entered to win prizes!



Facebook page link click here



Hope to see you there...for all the fun.  Sherri Baldy is also having her Flash Sale of 50% off using COUPON CODE: YOURSPECIAL50.  Another reason to come join the fun. Don't forget the Release Party is from 4 - 7 p.m. PST.

I colored this adorable Crafty Chick Img554 with Spectrum Noir pens. You can order her and color her your favorite colors.

Using My Besties Crafty Chicks Image554

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Steampunk ahead with My Besties


Hello Everyone,

I am here today sharing with you a new 3D Decoupage Sheet that was added to Sherri Baldy's Scrapbook Stamp Society Store. You can find her Here.  This is how she come when you print her.
I love playing with My Besties 3D images and even more so when a Steampunk 3D Sheet is available. I do cut my with a pair of scissors by hand. I do know some of you crafters out there use your Cutting Machine to do this. I have one of the original Cricut Machines but it does not have that capability.  I am more than happy to share a YOUTUBE Video done by one of our My Besties Crafters, Janie who gives her instructions using a Cricut Explorer link HERE.

I had fun putting all my embellishment together for this Steampunk project. My gears are by Spellbinders. The Vintage tricycle is by Memory Box which I double layered. My flowers are made with Spellbinders which I cut out to make spiral flowers and glittered the edges.


Here is a picture of the Spellbinder Shapeabilities  Floral Motif dies that I used cut up and turned into these beautiful spiral flowers. I also wanted to share a crafting tip on cleaning out some of those intricate dies that have all those little cuts and become tedious on cleaning. I am using a baby bottle nipple brush and it does a great job. I got tired of poking each one out and thought of trying the baby bottle brush idea.



I Hope  you found your visit enjoyable and some of it helped you pick up a new trick...until our next visit. Happy Crafting