Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pretty in Pink

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share with you today two things Misteri Santa's Secret one of several new digi images released today at DigiStamps4Joy and my new favorite Christmas color combination  pink and green. When I first saw Misteri Santa's Helper I new I wanted to dress her in pink and I could not wait to give her pink hair too..she looks sweet, whimsical and beautiful.
I wanted to stay with the pink theme throughout my I even put touches of pink and green on the poinsettia and the holly.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
Supplies Used:
Spellbinders: Grand Nestabilities, Oval & Scallop Nestabilities, Poinsettia Shapebilities
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin/Holly Berry Boughs
Martha Stewart: Holly punch, tourmaline, emerald & white glitter glue pens
Clear Glitter Glue by Recollections
3 Birds Estate Collection-diecut swirls
Ribbon from dollar store
Bling: Recollections
Faber Castell: color pencils, big brush pens
Ranger/pearl drops
Sentiment: Stampabilities
Design Paper: K & Co., DCWV, Martha Stewart
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Hugs

Sssh...You are on Santa's Good List

Hi Everyone...
Today is DigiStamps4Joy Sunday New Digi Release day.  And I have the priviledge of  playing with one of the newly added images to the Misteri series. This is Misteri - Santa's Secret.  Go by the Store and or Blog and check out what the Design Team did with some of the other new releases.  You have to check out the "O" look image...I love it.
I decided to go with a monochrome design. First because I was inspired by Margy one of the Artist for DigiStamps4Joy and her coloring of 'Sharon' one of DS4J images. And second because I chose to make this for my sweet dainty Daughter-in-Law to give my Son for their first Christmas so I wanted to make it sassy yet elegant.
Supplies Used:
Spellbinders: Poinsettia, Radiant Rectangles, 
Dry Embossing: Sizzix Christmas tree, Cuttlebug/Deer Run, Fabric Swatches
Martha Stewart, White Hematite glitter pens
Ranger: Pearl drops
Bling: Recollections
Design Paper: DCWV
I am submitting this card in the following challenges:
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of Misteri - Santa's Secret in my world of creativity and go by DigiStamps4Joy and check out all the great and fun digi's you can play with.
Until next time...this Grannie is out...Hugs

Monday, September 23, 2013

Let's Get Sketchy Time...

Hello Everyone,
Twist of Faith Challenge time and its time for a new theme 'Let's Get Sketchy'. This week our gracious Sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps offering the Winner choice of 7 images...that's awesome is that. Thank you so much Bugaboo.
Here is the Sketch for this weeks challenge and remember you can turn it sideways, upside down just so long as we can recognize the Sketch.  Now come on...join in the fun. Let us see what you create.
Here is my card using Bugaboo Brat Girl Flower Sitter. She is the cutest.
Be sure to go by Twist of Faith and check out the Design Teams cards for more inspiration.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Misteri the Artist

Hello Everyone...

Sharing with you today one of several Sunday New Release images over at DigiStamps4Joy. This precious image is one of  several new additions to the Misteri Series called  Misteri the Artist. I absolutely love her...well I love them all...wait until you see all the other ones on the Blog and what the Design Team has done with them...especially Jen the Artist and Creator of these fabulous images.

I had so much fun making this scenic style card imaging the Artist enjoying the day painting in the garden. How relaxing and enjoyable...I enjoy days like this in Autumn. 
I did some recycling on the scenic design...some if it came from an old card. The easel is recycled and made from a magazine page that had printed woodgrain...I rolled, cut accordingly and glued,  the frame that 'Freckled Faced Fairy'/also in the DigiStamps4Joy store is set in a handmade airdry clay and mold frame from Martha Stewart.  I wanted to give the clouds dimension so I painted them with Gesso.
Supplies Used:
Images: Misteri the Artist & Freckled Face Fairy/DigiStamps4Joy
Embellishments: Martha Steward clay mold, flowers from stash, white Gesso, handmade easel,
Coloring: Derwent & Faber Castel Pencils
Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin- dry embossing folder
Sentiment: Stamp Art by Kathyrne
I am entering this card in the following Challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge #162 - Recycle(old card background & Magazine page)
Creative Knockouts #3 - Texturize It(Gesso/Dry Embossing/3Dimension)
Cute Card Thursday #239 - Fairy Nice (Freckled Face Fairy) 
I also want to remind you DigiStamps4Joy has the Bi-Weekly Challenge going on so be sure to go by and check out the Inspiration Image to start creative juices going and join in on the fun.
Until next time....this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...Hugs.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Take Five

Hello Everyone...

Sharing with you one of my favorite Digi images by  Meljen's Designs. This  is Victorian Goth Girl and I am especially having fun with this design on a tag because the theme for this weeks challenge over at Meljen's is 'Take Five'. I got carried away and used five clocks and five diecut gears.
Supplies Used:
Digi Image: Victorian Goth Girl/Meljen's Designs
Big Sizzix: Gears
Clocks: paper/3 Birds Estate Collection, metal/Michaels
Faber Castell Big Brush Pens and Pencils
Liquid pearls, Bling,
I am entering this card into these Challenges:
Until next time...this Shabby Chic Grannie is out.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

So Tweet You Stopped by...

Hello Everyone, It's DigiStamps4Joy time.
I am happy to share with you today a start of a new Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy Challenge #76 - Color Inspiration(using photo below) with a Twist - add twine or ribbon. 

I decided to make my card using DigiStamps4Joy image 'So Tweet' created by JanLee.
I love birds and it happen to be perfect for me since I already had  the image 'So Tweet'. And this is what I came up with. I am not going to lie...this is my first picture inspiration challenge and I had to keep it up on the screen continually studying as I soaked in and enjoyed all the delightful colors helping me decide to 3D paper piece the wings, feet and leafs.

Supplies Used:
Digi Image: So Tweet/DigiStamps4Joy
Spellbinders: Nestabilities, Shapebilities
Memory Box/Blooming Vine
Twine: Pink Paislee
Paper: K & Company
Sentiment: JustRite stamps, Inkadinkado
Flowers: Recollections
3Bird Estate Collections:Paper Embellishments
I hope you decide to join in the fun and share your take on this color challenge ..don't forget the put the twine or ribbon..we can't wait to enjoy everybody's creativity. Be sure to go by the Blog and check out the other Design Teams inspiration using images from the Store.
I am submitting this card into the following Challenges:
Until next time...this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...hugs

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Buttons for Bella da Snowlady

Hello Everyone...

It is Tuesday a new start to a new Challenge at Twist of Faith.  And this week the 'Theme' is Buttons and I can't wait to see how creative you get with them. 

This week our gracious sponsor is Robyn's Festish giving the winner choice of 5 digi's.
 And the card I made today is with Bella da Snow Lady an image from their Shop.
Supplies Used:
Digi Image: Bella da Snowlady/Robyns Fetish
Spellbinders: Shapebilities, Nestabilites
McGills Snowflake punch
Recollections : clear Glitter glue
Martha Stewarts: White & Tourmaline glitter pens
Flower soft - white
Watercolors: Artist Loft
Recycled: Shelf liner
Sentiment: Digi Darla
I am submitting this card into the following Challenges:
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...hugs

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Chorister's Rejoice

Hello Everyone,
Today I am blessed to be a part of celebrating a great accomplishment by Artist JenLee's 500th image with DigiStamps4Joy.   In particular this image I am sharing on a card called 'Mini Mila n' Misteri as Choristers' is Jen's 500th image. And to think...I am one of the few on the Design Team that got to play and bring them to life in my world of creativity with paper and color. I could already vision them singing surrounded in fall colors celebrating with songs of joy for and with their creator as they get to come out let us put them in different scenes of fun in the world of creativity. Today  Sunday, September 15th DigiStamps4Joy Store is announcing new digital releases. Be sure to go by the Shop and the Blog to see what the Design Team has done with some of them. You will be inspired and want them all.  **Oh yes...when you go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and leave a comment you may be the one to win the 500th Digi of Mini Mila n' Misteri.**
Supplies Used:
Digi Image: Mini Mila n' Misteri/DigiStamps4Joy
Design Paper: various K & Company
Flowers: Recollections
Spellbinders: Shapebilities
Coloring: Faber Castell Big Brush Pens & Pencils, Artist Loft Watercolors
Charm/Trumpet/Paper Studios
Number Sentiment/Pink Paislee
I am submitting this card to the following Challenges:
Until next time...this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Hugs

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pocahontas New Addition to the Misteri Image Series

Hello Everyone,
Having fun with one of DigiStamps4Joy new Digi's they released this past Sunday. She is called Misteri as Pocahontas one of many in the Misteri series and available in the Shop.
As I decided to color Pocahontas...I chose to pick my flower colors instead of my design paper since my premade flowers were limited and my energies had been low to rebuild my stock. I figure since I had
plenty of choices of design paper in my stock I would not have to run to the craft store for flowers. I also new I wanted to use these feathers I had hand in stock. As I brought Pocahontas to life with color the more she reminded me of this scripture 'Her Children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31: 28 . She began to radiate natural elegance, beauty, confidence and gentleness, Something I pray for and try to become daily as I am drawn closer to God.

Supplies Used:
Image: Misteri Pocohontas/DigiStamps4Joy
Flowers: Recollections
Sentiment: Computer generated
Coloring: Recollections Watercolors
Design paper - K & Company
Dry Embossing/Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin
Spellbinders - Grand Calibur, Shapebilities
Feathers/Hobby Lobby
Flower Charm/Blue Moon/JoAnn Fabrics

I am submitting this card to the following Challenges:
CMC #29 - Favorite Color Combination(Turquoise & Browns)
Love to Scrap #13 - Anything Goes
Parade Your Crafts #3 - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational  - Flowers
LRSBC69 - Have a Sentiment on the Front
WordArtWednesday#97 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #164 - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge #144 - Anything Goes

Special invite:  It is mid-challenge week and still time to go by DigiStamps4Joy Blog and jump in the Challenge.  Also go by the DigiStamps4Joy Store and check out the other new digi's that got added this past Sunday, September the 8th.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hues of One Color with Twist of Faith

Hello Everyone

It's Tuesday...time for another new 'Twist of Faith Card Challenge'. Please go by the Blog to see who last weeks winner is. I find it inspiring every week to go by Participant's Blogs enjoying your creativity. This week the 'Theme' is Hues of One Color or Monochromatic. The gracious Sponsor is Melonheadz Illustrations who is giving the winners choice an image bundle.
Melonheadz Illustrations gave the Design Team Images to work with...Thank you Melonheadz.
I chose to work with the 'leaf' because I loved how the Artist put their name on the tail end of the leaf branch. I thought it added a special touch of the creator so I decided I wanted to try something new that I had not done with a digital image. I rotated the image and went with using multiples of three. I  also decided to go with hues of one color-beige and the card style clean and simple.
Supplies Used:
Digital Image: Leaf/Melonheadz Illustrations
Paper: K & Company, Recollections
Sentiment: Stampendous!
Pearls:  Recollections
Embossing Powder: Zing!/Chestnut
Ink: Archival/Sepia
I am submitting this card in the following Challenges:
I hope my card inspired you to join the weekly challenge at Twist of sure to go by the Blog and check out the other Design Teams cards for inspiration.
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...Hugs

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Release for DigiStamps4Joy

Hello Everyone...
Now that I am on the DigiStamps4Joy DesignTeam I have the priviledge of sharing the good news of a New Digi Release Today  now in the DigiStamps4Joy Shop. 

 This image below is called 'Einstien wanna be' created by Margy one of  several  Artist in the Shop offering us some of her great works. 
 I am looking forward to using this image as great masculine cards with quotes from Albert Einstein and other cute, fun and great sentiments.
I will be entering this card into the following Challenges :
Here are just a few of several new release images Please go by the Shop to see the other fantastic images. 
Mini Misteri's Mate
Misteri African Queen
 Janlee is the creator and another Artist that provides her creations in the DigiStamps4Joy Shop. Janlee creates the wonderful whimsical 'Misteri' series as well as other image series in the shop.  I hope you go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out the cards the other Design Team members created using these images. They are awesome.  These images are available in the shop... now so go on by.
I am having so much fun on this Design Team for DigiStamps4Joy.  FYI...they are currently having a Design Team Call if you are looking to join a Family Friendly Blog...with awesome Digi Artists...Images...Team, Membership to Paper Craft Planet. If interested go by the Blog HERE for submission.
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is Out.