Thursday, July 28, 2011

Weekly Challenge | Dog Days of Summer (summer or summer heat) & pyramage

It's challenge time at Delightful Challenges and this week we want to see Dog Days of Summer (summer or summer heat) !!

I'm in Texas where this spring we started off with weather that could rival a normal Texas August--in other words it was H O T!! We've had temperatures above 100° F for more days than I care to count and the end does not appear in site for a while! I had been trying last week to beat the heat by thinking about the holiday season and crafting for then but truth be told, it's not helping! So today I chose to share with you this little bug card. It reads: "Keep your cool! Don't be buggin! Summer's buzzin' by!"
I hope you enjoy my card--and the pyramage one below as well! Thank you for stopping by!



Digital Delights Stamps:  LilBug Set, Wood Post, Sun
cardstock: Bazzill Basics
markers: BIC Mark-it's
technique: GIMP2 scene building

You do not have to use a Digital Delights image to play but if you do you will receive two entries. Just add your card twice to inlinkz to enter twice you need to when you use a Digital Delights image 1st entry use your card link, 2nd entry use your blog address and add 2nd entry after your name We have a wonderful sponsor this week



This little cutie is part of Wendy's quick-growing collection of pyramage sheets. These sheets come with the elements PRE-colored and you cut them out and stack them to create a unique dimensional card--each sheet comes with a few extra embellishments to finish off the card. This makes a super easy, super fast card to sending to friends and family! I hope you enjoy it!. Lara Ladybug Pyramage sheet can be found here!

Monday, July 25, 2011

leslierahye's crafty handmade holiday challenge | July

Can you believe that it is just FIVE short months to Christmas--yes, I said FIVE. I am amazed how fast time seems to move as an adult--I recall it being much S L O W E R as a child! It seemed like it would take FOREVER for my birthday to come, or for Halloween, or for the holidays; and now, they are here before we know it. Funny how that is.
Last year, I chose to have a handmade holiday for my family--partially financially induced, but partially because I wanted to give them T I M E. With the handmade holiday, I made all the presents for my family by hand...crocheted, sewed, crafted, cooked...everything friends and family got from me was made by me! It was a financial relief for me. It gave me an incredible sense of accomplishment and pride in knowing that I created for my family and friends. But it was more than that...my friends and family truly appreciated their gifts from me--they understood that I made time for them. It is with that feeling that I bring you this challenge. Join me in a making for your family and friends a crafty handmade holiday!

The Rules
1. make an item [or 2 or 3] that is a gift for someone you give to during the holiday season. You can make as many gifts each month as you wish as long as they are unique.
2. post an image of it somewhere that is linkable to this blog--if you have a blog, post it there. If you don't have a blog, you can post to your facebook, to your online photo account, anywhere you can share electronically with us.
3. add you information to the INLINKZ at the bottom of this post: name, link to the project, email. This inlinkz is name link only..that way in order for folks to see your wonderful project they will have to click on over to it--creating blog traffic for those of us with blogs.
4. The deadline is the 24th of each month giving us 5 months to create and share!

If you choose you can add the challenge button to your blog!




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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pyramage at Digital Delights

Digital Delights product: Pickles the Penguin Star Pyramage
cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Accessories: Foam Squares and glue



Now isn't this cool! This is one of the two new pyramage designs available at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Pyramage comes to you as a PDF file PRECOLORED with extras to make creating a card like this doable in under 30 minutes! The sheet comes like this [without the watermark]:
Pickles the Penguin Pyramage - Click Image to Close


You just cut out the elements and assemble the card using foam squares or dots for dimension! Super easy and fun! Thank you for looking! 

Christmas in July Blog Hop | Day 2 Matchbox Advent/Countdown Calendar



Welcome to Beyond Scrappin's Christmas in July Blog Hop--Day 2!! This is the culmination of a week-long celebration this week of gearing up for Christmas! I am so honored to be a part of this super hop! This is a two day hop and I will be posting 2 different projects for this hop--if you missed my first day's post, you can find it here! As I have made a number of cards this week already, I decided to focus on 3 dimensional projects! I hope you enjoy what I am sharing! Thank you for stopping by!



If you came from Nancy's blog Fancy with Nancy, you are in the right place! If you landed here randomly and would like to start at the top of the hop, return to Nicolette's blog Beyond Scrappin.




Each holiday, my kids and I make some sort of countdown to Christmas Eve. I've seen a countdown calendar similar to this one before but had never attempted making one...until now. I chose the Basic Grey Holiday set Eskimo Kiss and used my Sizzix die for the matchbox.I really love how it turned out and can't wait to fill it with little notes and trinkets for my children to discover. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my project!




Thank you again for stopping by! I hope to see you tomorrow! The next stop on the hop is Brenna at Brenna's Blitherings!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop | Day 1 Origami Christmas Folds!!



Welcome to Beyond Scrappin's Christmas in July Blog Hop!! This is the culmination of a week-long celebration this week of gearing up for Christmas! I am so honored to be a part of this super hop! This is a two day hop and I will be posting 2 different projects for this hop! As I have made a number of cards this week already, I decided to focus on 3 dimensional projects!  I hope you enjoy what I am sharing! Thank you for stopping by!
Made by Fancy With Nancy
If you came from Nancy's blog Fancy with Nancy, you are in the right place! If you landed here randomly and would like to start at the top of the hop, return to Nicolette's blog Beyond Scrappin.



I have created a video showing how to fold the flower used in the construction of this beautiful Snow Flower Ornament Ball and how to fold the Christmas Tree Card in the Festive Friday Blog Hop Below! I hope you enjoy the tutorial and try these super easy folds yourself! A download from the Kaisercraft company is available here.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the constraints of you tube...the tutorial is in 2 parts! The first part covers the Origami Tree...the second part the construction of the Snow Flower. Thank yo for your patience!





Thank you again for stopping by! I hope to see you tomorrow! The next stop on the hop is Brenna at Brenna's Blitherings

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Festive Friday #14 | Origami Tree

Happy Friday everyone!! It's time for the Festive Friday Blog Hop hosted by Terri Sproul again. This bi-monthly blog hop features Holiday cards from many talented card crafters as we get our Christmas cards ready early this year.

If you reached this stop from Becky's blog BC Designs , then you are in the right spot! If you would like to start from the beginning, you can return to Terri's blog.


While working on Christmas in July this week, I've been making a very beautiful origami ornament for a blog hop I will be in on Saturday. While making this piece I remembered a beautiful fold I had learned from a friend a few years ago. The simple fold is repeated on 4 different sized squares to make a Christmas Tree. It's super easy and make a fun holiday card. I hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for looking!
The next stop on the hop is Laura Fisher's blog. If you get lost on the way, the entire list is below!

ADDED 7/23/2011--a how-to video for constructing the origami tree card is available here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Weekly Challenge | Christmas in July

Seeing that it is HOT HOT HOT outside this week's challenge to cool us off we want to see
Christmas is July

As I stated earlier this week I am all excited to start celebrating Christmas in July!!! I am getting geared up to make my gifts for this holiday season and am counting down the weeks to Christmas week! Come back later this week to see more Christmas projects from me but for now enjoy this 6×6 card using Digital Delights by Louby Loo

stamps: Merry ChristMOOSE sentiment, sitting reindeer
cardstock: Bazzill Basics
accessories: chalks, dimensional lacquer
To enter the challenge, go to the Delightful Challenges blog. You do not have to use a Digital Delights image to play but if you do you will receive two entries.
Just add your card twice to inlinkz to enter twice you need to when you use a Digital Delights image 1st entry use your card link, 2nd entry use your blog address and add 2nd entry after your name
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Holiday Challenge Announcement and an AJ's Digi Shoppe Holiday Card!

As many of my friends know, I start thinking about the holidays in July and August. I have an annual tradition of getting prepared for my families holidays by working through The Holiday Grand Plan over at OrganizedHome.com. Each year I've included more and more handmade items in my gift giving list. Last year I was pleased to say that all gifts from me were handmade. This year I am challenging all of you to do likewise! We're going to have a challenge starting the 25th of July!! On the 25th of each month through November, I am going to post the monthly blog post where you can link up and share the handmade gift items that you are making for family and friends. You may enter as many times as you like for the month as long as each link is a different gift item. Full rules will be listed on the post on the 25th along with a badge to put on your blogs!


Since we're thinking about the holidays....I want to share with you this fun holiday card I made using an AJ's Digi Shoppe design from the My Little Brother collection! Hop on over to AJ's Digi Shoppe Blog to check out my card and how to make it! Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed the card!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Weekly Challenge | Fancy Folded Cards

This week on Delightful Challenges, we are making cards with FANCY FOLDS!!!


Occasionally I like to make a non-traditional fold card...I have made this card numerous times before and know it simply as the Z-fold flip card. the way it works is you have a message on one side of your card that can be seen with the "frame" of the other side of the card...when you pull the sides of the frame out, the message flips around and the image on the other side is revealed! This format is very fun for cards of all occasions including invitations/announcements!


I used the images that were part of last months Friday Freebies Series--you may now purchase them in the store

Digital Stamps: Mr. Gnome, Toadstools, Sending Love Sentiment
Cardstock/Paper: Summer Time Fun Digital Pack, Bazzill Basics
Markers: BIC Mark-Its
Accessories: Foam squares, heart punch


This weeks challenge is FANCY FOLDS

You do not have to use a Digital Delights image to play but if you do you will receive two entries. Just add your card twice to inlinkz to enter twice you need to when you use a Digital Delights image 1st entry use your card link, 2nd entry use your blog address and add 2nd entry after your name.


We have a wonderful sponsor this week

You can win 3 sets from their store!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Festive Friday #13 | Blingy Snow Friends

It's time for the Festive Friday Blog Hop hosted by Terri Sproul again. This bi-monthly blog hop features Holiday cards from many talented card crafters as we get our Christmas cards ready early this year.

If you reached this stop from Becky's blog BC Designs , then you are in the right spot! If you would like to start from the beginning, you can return to Terri's blog.




For this card I used several of my favorite elements, stamps, markers, ink, and BLING. The background cardstock was stamped with Stampin up snowflakes in White Craft Stampin Up ink. The Snow friend was stamped Ranger Archival Ink and colored with Stampin Up Stamp and Write Markers. The circle was edged with Tumbled Glass Distres ink and the sky was stippled with the same. The Snow friends sentiment was colored with Stamp and Write Markers as well. The Snow Friends Sentiment and image was a Close to my Heart Set. The bling was a pre-made swirl that is super easy to apply. The snowflakes and ground on the circle were highlighted with prismaglitter applied with quickie glue pen!

I hope you enjoyed my card! Thank you for stopping by!

The next stop on the hop is Laura Fisher's blog. If you get lost on the way, the entire list is on the right hand side of the blog under Festive Friday Blog Hop!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weekly Challenge and New Release | Down on the Farm

This week at Digital Delights by Louby Loo Wendy has released the cutest Down on the Farm set!! I love Harry the Horse and Farm Girl Polly! The Down on the Farm Sentiments are super cute and I LOVE the plaids in the Digital Paper Set.  I printed the Hay and Harry on colored card stock and accented them with markers and white Prismacolor Pencils.Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card.
Just wanted to say HAY!
Stamps: Farm Girl Polly, Harry the Horse, Down on the Farm Sentiments and Accessories.
Cardstock: Down on the Farm Digital Papers, Bazzill Basics
Markers: BIC Mark-Its
Embellishments: White Pencil, Tag punch, pop dots


New Release

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This weeks challenge is FARM and FARM ANIMALS.
You do not have to use a Digital Delights image to play but if you do you will receive two entries. Just add your card twice to inlinkz to enter twice you need to when you use a Digital Delights image 1st entry use your card link, 2nd entry use your blog address and add 2nd entry after your name.


We have a wonderful sponsor this week,
Simon Says Stamp
is offering a $20 store voucher to the lucky winner

Don't forget to check on the Delightful Challenges blog to to enter to win!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

AJs Digi Shoppe Posting | Get Well Soon!

This week I started officially my new Design Team job at AJs Digi Shoppe making a bi monthly posting for Amanda's Digi Shoppe Blog! For this week I made this darling get well card! Hop on over to AJs Digi Shoppe Blog for the details and become a facebook fan!! You'll love her digital stamps!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Gill's for the Love of Pink Blog Hop!

If you are looking for the Digital Delights' It's a Celebration Blog Hop, look here.

 
First of all...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GILL! In celebration of Gill's 41st birthday, she is hosting this fun blog hop in honor of the LOVE of the color PINK!!!


If you happened upon this blog while surfing around in blog land, you might want to start at the top of the hop to learn how to win some wonderful prizes! Gill's blog is here. If you arrived at the hop from Jacki's blog then you are in the right spot!

For my project today I chose to make Gill a birthday card using my friend Amanda Marks' Birthday Digi stamps and new Stripes Digi Paper from her store AJ's Digi Shoppe! I love the fun and whimsy of Amanda's digis and I know you will too! Stop by and check out her new store and sign up for the newsletter to get all the news and special edition free digis!

Stamps: Birthday Digital Stamp Set
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and Striped Paper Pack
Markers: BIC Mark-Its
Accessories: Bling



Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card!
The next stop on your hope is Haidee!!