Friday, December 19, 2014

Gone Fishing

Hi, everyone!! It's Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and the design team has some fabulous inspiration to get your creative juices flowing this weekend. Here's a special card I just made for my brother-in-law who is celebrating a birthday today.

Ricky - Fishing Expert

My brother-in-law is a fisherman at heart so I knew Ricky - Fishing Expert would be just the right image to use for his birthday card. My card layout was inspired by Deconstructed Sketch #180. I used distress inks on the tan panel to create the rays and popped up that layer along with Ricky himself to give the card some dimension. I also love how the stitched cloud-like layer pops against the navy card base. Here's a close-up:

Fridays are always lots of fun but I'm kind of sad because today also marks my last post as a Tiddly Inks design team member. My four-month term comes to an end this month. I just can't believe how fast these last few months have flown by! It has been a lot of fun getting to know Christy and the fabulous girls on the design team. And it's been a true honor for me to be able to share my creations with the Tiddly Inks community. It has been a wonderful experience and I highly encourage you to apply for a spot when the next design team call is announced. I have learned a lot and have enjoyed every minute!

I'm giving a big shout-out to you and Christy, and everyone on the design team -- thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to be involved with the crafting community. I really, truly appreciate it.

Hopefully, I will continue to see you around. I want to wish my brother-in-law a fabulous birthday on Fabby Friday and also to wish you a very happy holiday season before the hustle and bustle of Christmas sets in next week.  I do hope you will subscribe to my blog (if you haven't already) so we can keep in touch in the new year too.


Deconstructed Sketch #180:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Winter Blues

Hi, everyone!! Today we are kicking off our last challenge of 2014 over at Tiddly Inks - can you believe that?? Time sure does fly when you're having fun! For this challenge, we can't wait to see your cool winter blue color-inspired creations.

Here's my make using the lovely Cocoa Wishes digital image.

Cocoa Wishes
This card is 5x7 inches to compensate for the large stitched circle mat and the pop-up petal flower that I cut on my new Silhouette Cameo. Let's just say it's an early birthday/Christmas present and I couldn't hold out until next week to open it up. I have a lot to learn but I'm hoping to whip up a few more Christmas presents with it -- I'll be experimenting with vinyl for the first time -- between now and the big day.

Anywho... back to my challenge project. I added a blue sequin with a light blue rhinestone to the center of the flower and faux gel pen stitches to the perimeter of the navy card base.

If you need a little more inspiration for the theme of this challenge, you can see all of the other projects made by the design team here. Don't forget to link up your creation and share it on Facebook too so we can all leave you a little love. We can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Countdown

Hi, everyone! It's Fabby Friday today over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and I have yet another holiday card to share. Can you believe there's only one Fabby Friday left before Christmas? Yikes!

For my card today, I have used the Jill - Spirit of Christmas digital image.

This sweet image reminds me of my sister... eek! Is that a clue as to whom might be the lovely recipient of this card this year? We shall see!!

Jill - Spirit of Christmas

Once again, I have incorporated a couple [it seems I have a never-ending pile] of snowflake dies and this time I added a layer of vellum for the sentiment. You can see the inspiration card for this design by our very own Faye. Isn't it gorgeous?

I also heat-embossed the sentiment in silver, added diamond Stickles to the trim, and Glossy Accents to the ornament for a little bling.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Skin: E-000/00/11
Shoes: C-1/3/5

Sister #1:
Hair: YR-20/E-31/35
Dress: YG-25/63/67
Scarf: R-27/46/89

Sister #2:
Hair: E-53/55/57/59
Dress, Hat: R-27/46/89
Scarf, Ornament, Socks: YG-25/63/67

Hope Ewe Get Well Soon

Hope Ewe Get Well Soon
Eeeek! Today is extra special because not only is it Fabby Friday but Christy has newly released images in the store today! Have you seen them yet? They are super adorable and today, my card features the Hope Ewe Get Well Soon image.

I just think she is super cute rolled over on her back like that. I added a tiny satin bow to the sheep and a little glitter to the scene below. Quick and easy -- the perfect solution when you need a get well card on short notice.

Don't forget to checkout the other projects the design team created using these adorable new images...  they are so cool! My guess is they will be a hot-ticket item in the store!!

Thanks for stopping by!!