Saturday, April 25, 2015

Come Play at Challenge #2 Mari Digi Monthly Challenge

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Today, Saturday, April 25th is the start of a new Mari Digi Monthly Challenge #2 THEME: Bling or Pearls plus Mari Digi. I invite you to go by and visit the Challenge Blog and check out my fellow Design Team's creations using  Mari's digital images.  

Here is my Design Team card using this precious Mari digital image called MB2-Little Cap Vixen using Bling for the Theme.  I fell in love with this precious cutie. Once I colored and Stickled her shoes, purse and cap I knew I wanted to give her a traveling in Paris theme. You can see more Mari Digi's Here in her Store.  Don't forget to check out the Free Mari digital images so you can color and join the fun with this Month's THEME: Bling or Pearls and win more of your choice if you win.

My Little Cap Vixen was colored with Spectrum Noir pencils and hair with Spectrum Noir pens-CR10,EB3,DR5, DR7. The Eiffel Tower is a stamp I heat embossed and cut out with scissors.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Brown Sugar #143- Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #223 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #103 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #180 - Family Friendly

Don't Forget you have until May 24th to join Mari Digi's Monthly Challenge THEME: Bling or Pearls.

Until next time....Happy Crafting 

Circle of Fun

Hello Fellow Crafter,

I want to share a card I made featuring one of the Sherri Baldy's New Digital Release images 070. You can find it HERE on my beautiful Stately Circle card.

I had so much fun designing my card around her. I love all of Sherri Baldy's images with hats and I was so happy to see this one/Img070 when it came out.  HERE is a Pinterest page with all My Besties by Catagory graciously updated by Bonnie Kohane.  If you want to go straight to the Pinterest My Besties with Hats page you can go HERE.

Inside of my card

Back of my card

What I also wanted to share with today is the Design Paper I used on my card. It is from Sherri Baldy's Sweet Geeks CD in the Scrapbook Stamp Society Store. These are just 3 different Design Paper sheets that I printed off the Sweet Geeks CD. As you notice I used the beautiful blue stripes with the big flowers and cut some of the flowers out as embellishments for the front and inside of my card. I also used the beautiful smaller flower design with the blue strips for the inside and back of my card.

For the circle shape of my card I used the Spellbinder Grand Nestabilities - Grand Stately Circles. I also used a Top Dog Doily die. I colored the My Besties Image070 with Spectrum Noir pencils.

Don't forget you can find this digital image and more at Scrapbook Stamp Society Store.

Until next time...Happy Crafting...

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 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

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

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

Sunday, April 19, 2015

3D Cupcakes Birthday Girl

Digitsl Image: My Besties 3D Cupcake Birthday Designed by Sherri Baldy Designs
Hello Fellow Crafters,

I am here today sharing my fun with a My Besties 3D Decoupage sheet of this adorable Cupcakes  Birthday 3D digital image by Sherri Baldy/My Besties.  I love playing with these because they are easy and fun pre-colored images where all I have to do is cut them out with scissors.    This kind of reminds me of my childhood. I was raised during the Paper Doll season and I can truly say I was one who really enjoyed playing with them.  There are so many fun My Besties 3D images I invite you to visit Sherri Baldy's Shop at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Store.  
Digitsl Image: My Besties 3D Cupcake Birthday Designed by Sherri Baldy Designs
Card Recipe:
Digital Image- 3D My Besties/Cupcake Birthday
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Fleur e Lis Rectangles, Labels Twenty-Five, Timeless Rectangle
Spellbinders Grand: Scallope Rectangles
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Ranger: Diamond Stickles
Martha Stewart Edge punch: Daisy Rings

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
My Besties Pretty Precolored Printables #8 - Anything Goes + Faux Stitching
Stamp and Create/April - Anything Goes
OLLCB #178 - Lots of Layers (at least 5)

I hope you enjoyed your visit and I tickled your creativity to try these fun 3D Decoupage images.   Until next time...Happy Crafting

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.

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 


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 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 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 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 
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 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

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

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.