Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween


It's Halloween and my kids are so excited! They can't wait to go dress up and get candy. I'm not as excited as they are- not a big fan of Halloween myself. I do love seeing them all dressed up though. 

Today I am sharing a card that I made for Landen. Landen loves Halloween! We sent him a few Halloween cards but this one is my favorites. I used the AKV Halloween Scene image from Bugaboo Stamps. 

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and added lots of googly eyes to all the little characters. I also added some stickles and some papers and ribbon from my stash. And I made a matching envelope too. 

Landen loved his card and that makes me so happy! I just love seeing a smile on his face.  You can read more about Letters for Landen here

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tooth Fairy Box

It's time for a new challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner. Our theme this week is Anything Goes and we have 2 wonderful sponsors, The East Wind and Stitchy Bear Outlet


For my project I made a little Tooth Fairy box with Spari Fairy from Stitchy Bear Outlet. We have another year or so before my daughter starts losing her baby teeth but when I saw this little fairy the first thing I though of was the Tooth Fairy. 

I made a this little purse box, I think it will be cute for Maddy to leave out by her bed for the Tooth Fairy to leave her presents in (the Tooth Fairy in this house is not so good at sneaking under the pillows!). I colored her blue because that's Madison's favorite color. 

She was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and I added some silver Stickles to her wings to make them sparkle. 

Stop by the Crafty Gals Corner challenge blog and enter for your chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors. Have a great week! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Incy Wincy Sketch Challenge

There is a new Sketch Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week, here is the sketch: 

We have 2 sponsors for this challenge, Sami Stamps and Digital Delights. 

I made this card with an image from Digital Delights

And this one was made with an image from Sami Stamps. 

Both images were colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers. 

Stop by the Incy Wincy challenge blog to enter for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

It's Tough Being A Princess

Hi everyone! It's time for a fun new challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog. This time the theme is Once Upon A Dream. I used this sweet image called Rory- I need my beauty sleep. I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and then decided I wanted to make into a Mixed Media piece for my daughter. She is our little princess (with an attitude) so this image kind of makes me think of her. And the sentiment is just right for her too. My little Sassy pants, lol. 

I coated the image in Glossy Accents to make a little sturdier since this was going in my daughter's room, so I had a hard time getting a good photo. Sorry for the glare. I probably should have used my good camera rather than my phone, but all of us have been sick so I'm lucky I even got this much done this week!

I have so much fun with the Mixed Media stuff. I stayed up late one night and just got messy with this stuff while everyone was asleep. The perfect down time for me.  Here are some pictures I took as I was making the canvas piece:

Be sure to visit the Lacy Sunshine challenge blog to enter for your chance to win! Have a great week. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Trick-or-Treat Door Hanger

I made this door hanger using the  Pumpkin Bitty image. I think he such a cutie!  I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers and all of the bits and pieces were cut on my Silhouette machine. 

I was going to hang this on one of our doors with some candy in it, but then I remembered I have 5 kids and thought that would be a terrible idea! So it hangs empty instead. I might sneak little treat in there now and then for the kids though.


I made this card for my friend Karen using the Saturated Canary image called Best Friend Selfie.

Karen loves all things Disney so this is just the perfect image, and I found some cute Mickey papers to use on the card as well. 

I even made a matching envelope.

The image was colored with my Spectrum Noir markers. I finished the card off with the Disney papers and some ribbon and rhinestones. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ribbons and/or Flourishes {Crafty Gals Corner}

This week the challenge is Ribbons AND/OR Flourishes!

Our sponsor this week is:

All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Digital Images

The Stamping Boutique
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

I used the great AJ The Superhero  image from the Stamping Boutique on my project this week. I had a lot of fun creating this card, and playing around with a little bit of mixed media too. Love Love playing with that Gloss Gel! 

I colored AJ with my Spectrum Noir Markers (palette below) and added some Stickles to a few of the windows on the buildings. I also used some pop dots to give the card more dimension. 

I printed the image on Cryogen White Cardstock from the Paper Temptress so the whole thing has some shimmer to it. 

I sprayed the base with a few colors of Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mists and then used a stencil and Gloss gel to create the stars. After the gel dried I sprayed some black and silver mists on top and wiped it off the gel areas. I really love how the background came out on this one. 

I added a few strips of black ribbon on the side, along with some enamel dots (homemade) and some wood veneer stars. 

Here is the color palette. Feel free to pin it. 

Stop by the Crafty Gals Challenge blog and enter our challenge for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors. 

I have sent this card to Landen. You can read more about Landen in this post

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fun With Friends

This week's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs is Fun With Friends. We are being sponsored by A Random fan this week. 

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and added a sentiment I printed out. The papers and ribbons are from my stash.

Be sure to visit the Incy Wincy Challenge blog to enter for your chance to win. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Aloha Friday Animals Challenge

There is an animal challenge happening over at the Aloha Friday challenge blog. I used the cute Owl Mummy from Kitty Bee Designs. The sentiment and ghost image are from Unity Stamp Company. I used papers and some Baker's Twine from my stash. And of course, I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers. 

Spectrum Noir Markers used: EB5 TN7 GB9 OR3 OR2 IG5 IG3 IG1 Blender

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Witches, Ghouls, & Goblins {Crafty Gals Corner}

This week the challenge is Witches, Ghouls, & Gobblins!

Our sponsor this week is:

Rick St. Dennis
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

"Rick St,dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years, you can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy . Inspiration projects from the Rick St.dennis Elite
 Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.

Rick also has a personal blog  and on Facebook there is the Rick St.dennis Digi fans and friends group, showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images there to be eligible to win prizes."

Sami Stamps
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

On my card I used the Witch's Cat image from Sami Stamps.

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and used papers from the Doodlebug Halloween paper pad. I just love those Halloween papers! 

Be sure to visit the Crafty Gals challenge blog for your chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors. 

Spectrum Noir Markers used:
IG10 IG8 IG6 IG4 GB9 GB8 GB7 CR3 EB5 TN7 

Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight

For my spotlight this month I made card with the Penguin 4 image- a cute little Super Hero penguin. I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers and used some papers from my stash. I added the name Landen in some glitter Thickers. I will be sending this card to a little boy who is in treatment for Leukemia.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Personalize It {Incy WIncy Designs}

Our Sponsor this week is:
 Drawn with Character 
and the winner of this challenge gets 3 digital images

I had a lot of fun coloring this one. I decided I was tired of making green dinosaurs so I made this guy blue. He did end up with a green belly though. I colored this with my Spectrum Noir markers. 

This card will be sent to Landen.  You can read more about Landen here

Sunday, October 11, 2015

New Release at Scrapper's Delights

There are some really fun new images at the Scrapper's Delights store. I just love this Wizard Penguin and was so excited to get to use him for my project this week! 

I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers and used white paint to add the spots to his wizard robe and hat. The background was made with some gel medium, a stencil and Heidi Swapp's color shine and some Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. I finished it off with some sequins and a black ribbon. You can't see it very well here, but the background is really shimmery. The Lindy's mist are awesome! 

You can grab this and the other new releases in the Scrapper's Delights Store. There is also a challenge going on at the Scrapper's Delight blog, enter for your chance to win some images.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. | #332 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Crafting With An Attitude | Anything Goes
DRS Designs | Too Cute To Spook