Sunday, March 31, 2013

Serene Sympathy

I am down to the wire in posting this card for the CDAC progressive challenges. I might be into the last hour! I've had the image colored for a few weeks but just couldn't find my mojo to wrap it up. Nothing like a deadline to push a gal's mojo!

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Image Detail
CDAC Challenge Progressive Challenge (use Shelly Images angel)
Ins and Outs ~ Serene Sympathy
Stamps: Angel and Verse by Shelly's Images
Paper: Neenah Solar White, TPS, SU

Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (B32, 34, 37, 39; E40, 41, 0000, 000, 00; 50, 51, 53) Baby Blue Spica

Accessories: SU Frameabilities, Liquid Pearls (Royal Blue, White Opal, Platinum)

What's Up Chickie

Hello! I'm sorry to be late to the Linky Party! I've been knocked out with a bugger of a head and chest cold and I've barely lifted my head off the pillow the past two days. I am excited to welcome you to another Linky Party at All That Stickles. For the next two weeks we will be focusing on YELLOW Stickle creations. I hope you make time to join in the fun. You could  win a prize from one of our wonderful sponsors.
  The Paper Nest Dolls
Winner's choice of either 2 digis or 1 rubber stamp
KaDoodle Bug Designs
2 patterns of winner's choice
Fresh Brewed Designs
5 digis of winner's choice
Scrapping Memories
Winner's choice of 5 cutting files
Now here's what I was inspired to create. Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ What's Up Chickie
Stamps: Butterfly Chick (Fresh Brewed Designs); Doodle Pantry Verse
Paper: Neenah Solar White; DCWV; Misc DSP; SU Tempting Turquoise; SU Vellum
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (Y11, 15, 17, 19; YR68; BG70, 72, 75, 78; BV29 
Accessories: Stickles (Yellow, Orange Peel, Diamond, Stardust, Waterfall)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

ATS Rainbow Blog Hop

Happy St. Patrick's Day and welcome to the Rainbow Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

Today we've put together a fun and of sparkly blog hop full of rainbow-themed projects! Whether the projects contain actual rainbows or just a rainbow color scheme is up to each DT member, but either way these colorful projects are sure to inspire you!

If you've come from Tonya's blog you're in the right place! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit All that Stickles

For my rainbow project, I made a rainbow inspired birthday grouping.
All the elements are Stickled. The rainbow image was colored in Copics and then I layered them with a coordinating Stickles color. The Bugaboo verse was printed in color and then layered with Stickles.
I snagged this cute polka dotted journal in the dollar section at Target. I added baker's twine for fringe and Stickled up some of the dotted pattern and lettering.
 Even the balloon got a bit of glitz. I outlined the letters with Diamond Stickles.

And of course we have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday March 20th at All that Stickles.

$30 Gift Certificate

$6 Gift Certificate

$25 Gift Certificate

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Melanie's blog.

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :)

Challenges I'm entering: 
ABCChallenge ~ Just as You Like It

Ins and Outs ~ Colorful Birthday Treats
Stamps: Crafty Nomad Rainbow, Bugaboo Verse
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (BG000; R27, YR68, Y18, G19, B24, BV13, V09)
Accessories: Stickles (Xmas Red, Orange Peel, Yellow, Green, Waterfall, Lavender, Purple, Diamond; Eucalyptus; Turquoise; Burgundy, Cotton Candy, Baby Blue, Silver; Fruit Punch; Stardust, Crystal); Balloon, Candy Lollipop, Journal

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lime Green Linky Party at ATS

Welcome to another Linky Party at All That Stickles! This week we are featuring Lime Green! What a wonderful color for St. Patrick's Day or Spring. Please remember to be eligible for our prizes you need to use the featured color; not any green. We want to see LIME GREEN.
While you are creating, why not considering joining in our Design Team call? Two of our talented teamies had to step down, so we are looking for a few replacements. DT Call is open until March 31st.
Remember, you have two weeks to play in the Linky Party. At the end of the month, a few lucky party goers will win these prizes from our awesome sponsors.
2 free patterns of winner's choice
5 Digis of winner’s choice
The Paper Nest Dolls
Winner's choice of either 2 digis or 1 rubber stamp

This challenge I got to play with a sweet image from Fresh Brewed Designs. It makes me think of sunny, spring skies that I know will be arriving soon.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Image Detail
Lime Green Stickles has flecks of gold mixed in with the green.
It's hard to see, but my inside panel has the image included in grayscale. It adds a bit of oomph, but still allows me to write or stamp a message.

Ins and Outs ~ Hot Air Balloon Lift 
Stamps: Heart Hot Air Balloon (Fresh Brewed Designs); TLC Verse 
Paper: Neenah Solar White; DCWV Latte Stack; Stampin Up DPS; TPS Card Base 
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (BG0000 000; E31; RV29; YG11, 13, 09, 21) 
Accessories: SU Felt Piece and Ribbon Rose; Stickles (Lime Green, Pink)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Anything Goes at One Stop Crafts

Hello, and thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so excited to share my card with you today. We are having an Anything Goes Challenge over at One Stop Crafts Challenge this week, so there's no reason you don't come and play along. :o) We are sponsored by Dr. Digi this week, and the DT were given images to work with. I can't believe I haven't run across them yet. I LOVE their images!! I had so much fun playing with Salon Deirdery. Isn't she just sassy with her fur baby?

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Image Detail
I went with a retro color scheme, and layered Crystal Effects over the avocado green chairs. I think I've seen the exact chair/dryers in a few small town salons. Too fun! I had to give Deirdery and the pup pedicures.
What do you think of my bow? I really wasn't trying to be clever, I was being lazy. The sketch showed an obvious bow and my ribbon basket was in another room from where I was working. I didn't want to stop crafting so I used a scrap of paper to make a paper ribbon.

Ins and Outs ~Blow Me Away With Kindness
Stamps: Dr Digi Salon Deirdery; Digi Shack Verse 
Paper: SU DSP; Neenah Solar White 
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (N0, 3, 5; E00, 11, 40, 41, 50; YG91, 93, 95, 97; YR 61, 65, 20, 21, 23, 18; R02, 05, 08, 11; B12); Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen 
Accessories: Studio 6 Gems; Crystal Effects

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi there! I wanted to share with you a super sunshiney colored card today, since the skies are blue, the sun shining and the temp was above 40F! It's almost sandal weather in MN. :o) We'll be getting a few more rounds of snow over the next week, so I'm soaking up the sunshine while I can.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Birthday Wishes
Stamps: SU Heard from the Heart and Pennant Parade) 
Paper: SU (Whisper White, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Just Add Cake DSP) 
Ink: SU (Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso) 
Accessories: SU Punches (Squares, Scallop Edge, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer); Stickles; Big Shot Die (Scallop Squares Duo)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Using the Negative

Wahoo! Finally a technique for crafters like me that save EVERYTHING! I usually keep my negative pieces from die cutting to use as scraps for small punches, but this card FEATURES that negative space. I made the front of my card a complete negative, so the image is actually positioned on the INSIDE. Of course, a girl has to add a bit of ribbon and a flower to finish things off.

I need to remember to use this technique more often. I’ve seen some super cute creations in blog land. 

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

My Creation
Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Stamping Up Window Birthday
Stamps: SU Apothecary Art
Paper: SU (Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla) 
Ink: SU (Garden Green, Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Real Red) 
Accessories: Punches, Framelits (Labels Collection)