Monday, July 15, 2019

DDD- Christmas in July

For our July swap, the Dueling Darlings theme is Christmas in July. Our hostess is Debbie for the Darlings and for the Divas the hostess in Suzy.


 The image is Stamping Up, and I colored it using Distress inks- watercolored. The gemstones and recipe card are Paper Studio. The ribbon is Offray and the DP is Hobby Lobby.
 I added shimmer with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen-Stardust.

We are all sharing a family recipe for the holidays, and our family has morphed a recipe over time- Corn casserole made by my mother had cheese and saltines.  I am allergic to milk and my DIL and other family members cannot have wheat, so here is Gluten Free Corn casserole.
 You can use add Daiya cheese that is dairy free, or just add it to portions of the casserole.



I love visiting the blogs of my fellow DDD's to see what they create- using the same kit! Here are the links to blogs and SCS galleries to see all of the fun cards!

Challenges: TBA

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Beth ,Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Terry A , Debbie B

Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bugaboo New Release

Bugaboo has a new release today called Eggbert Christmas.

  On the road again, so watercoloring with Distress Inks : )  The cardstock is SU, The DP has glittery stripes through it. I added Sakura Gelly Roll pen to the  image for some shimmer. The sentiment is SU.

Have you started to think about...Christmas yet?  It is Christmas in July.....!!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Unity ATC's

We had a couple of suggested themes for the June ATC swap with the Unity ladies. The first is coloring on Kraft, the 2nd was flowers.

 The image was stamped on Kraft and colored using Prismacolor pencils. I colored up a couple to see what color I prefered. I used Gina K ink for the white (stamping).

 Next, I used Silhouette flowers by Unity
 The background is inked with 2 Distress inks and water droplets flicked onto the card. Then, the image inked using black ink. The sentiment stamped in Versamark and white embossing powder added.


 ATC's are a great way to 'Use your Stuff''.

Thanks for stopping by
Shelly

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Bugaboo challenge- inspiration picture

The Bugaboo challenge- Catch the Bug- this week is using an inspirational picture.


  I used the Bugaboo Floral Block 2 image for my card. I used the colors for my inspiration.

While out of town, I have been using my Distress inks for watercoloring. I made a Distress Ink background to coordinate. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

 I like watercoloring and using the ink cubes so much, I ordered more of them so I could take them on my next trip! I also added a touch of Sakura Stardust Gely Roll pen for sparkle. A touch of twine and enamel dots 

Challenges: 
Mod Squad- Use a Flower

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, June 28, 2019

CYS- Yellow and sunshine

 Our CYS (aka Challenge Your Stash) group (at Splitcoaststampers.com)  has a challenge of Yellow and Sunshine!


 I have finally taken my Distress Ink Cubes out of their packaging (while I was on vacation), and I so love them!  I can ink a stamp with them, make backgrounds and watercolor with them- even mixing the colors if I do not have the correct color.  And, they are so easy to transport!
 I stamped up a Llama stamp the floral image from the same set from Unity stamps using Black Memento Tuxedo. I added color using my ink blending tool on the llama and watercxolored using the distress inks for the flowers. I made the clouds freehand...the sun diecut was gifted to me, so I do not know where it is from.
  The background was stamed in black with a third image from the same set in black.  Then, I sprinkled water over the background and dried with a paper towel.  The llama and flowers was latered on the top.
  The sentiment is from the same set.

Challenges- TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, June 24, 2019

Card Kit makes

I am in a 'card kit' group, where we are showered with card kits one month a year- we are able to request our 'wants' for our months- February.  I wanted Purple and Thinking of You or Sympathy cards.
  These cards were made from a kit Carol sent to me.

 I am out of town, so have a few supplies to use- Distress Ink cubes were used for watercoloring this card.  To get the purple, I played around with colors, and ended up mixing Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves.  The greens are Peeled Paint and Pine Needles. The image is Lovely Lattice by SU. I am unsure of the sentiment.The white lace is layered over purple mulberry paper. The punched border was in my stash. The glitter dots are CTMH (from Terry's kit). The DP is Paper Pizazz.

 More watercoloring with Distress inks- same colors as above, plus yellow-Fossilized Amber and a touch of Rusty Hinge. I also added a vague outline of Pumice Stone around the flower and leaves. The White enamel dots are echo Park. I am unsure of this image origins- if you know, please let me know too!
 Carol included sone beautiful butterfly stickers that are 3-D by Jot.  So, I used dies she included- the center die is popped up and the butterfly placed on it. The hudrangea DP is also Paper Pizazz. The glimmery purple enamel dots are CTMH.

Challenges:
Stamping Sensations- True Colors
Daisy Chain- Monochromatic
My Time to Craft- Watercolor
Color Crazy Craft Challenge- coloring
Coloring in Scrapland- watercoloring
Use Your Stuff- stickers- card 3


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, June 21, 2019

Bugaboo- Friday Freebie

Nothing better than the Friday Freebies at Bugaboo!  This week is a very sweet one!


  I love this sweet mouse with the flower!  I am out of town withour supplies, but I did die cut the image before I left and layed out the sketch.  I have my Distress Ink- cubes with me, so I smooshed them onto a small craft mat and watercolored with them.  I added sparkle with a Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen (also very easy to travel with!
  The sentiment is Create with TLC. It is punched out with SU oval and scalloped oval punches. A few enamel dots and done!!!
 Have you made someone smile today?   : )

Challenges:
Aud Sentiments- Sentiment
Addicted to Stamps and More -AG
Word Art Wednesday- positive messages
Tuesday Throwdown- keep it simple
Cuttlebug Mania- Bingo- Sentiment- image-diecut
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Use a Critter

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Bugaboo- Wednesday

For the Humor me Wednesday post at Bugaboo stamps, we post for Holidays- and mine is for Father's Day (USA 6/16 this year).


  The image (HERE) is colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I added Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen to the heart and the hearts in the centers of the flowers. The Blue cardstock (SU) was embossed with a Sissix embossing folder. I tried to add a beard, but really did a bad job, so tried again -this is what he got! I think it is so sweet!
This is my son's first Father's Day and my Husband's first Grandfather's Day! Chris' shirt says Papa bear.


 The babies onsie says baby bear


 Mama bear made the shirts : )  Baby Rowan Joseph is 5 weeks old now : )

Challenges-
Addicted to Stamps and more- AG


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Bugaboo New Release

Bugaboo is releasing this new image and sentiment today!


 I watercolored the image using Distress Inks. And, I messed up around the image aka the background....., so I cut another plain white cardstock piece for the background, watercolored it and then fussy cut the image.  I added enamel dots to the scallop diecut. The shirt has Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen added for shimmer.

I sure hope she catches a winner!

Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge- AG
My Time to Craft- Watercoloring

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, June 15, 2019

DDD- Halloween

It's the 15th of the month, which means another month of Dueling Darlings posting!!!  This month, our Hostesses Terry L. (Dazzlers) and Tami (Diva's) picked the theme of Halloween!


  This kit is adorable!  Unfortunately, I am traveling and just have colored pencils, which I am not too proficient with.....I need some Gamsol to smooth it out the colors, that's at home.......
  I colored with Prismacolor pencils, and added Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen to her dress and the rim of her hat. The images are fussy cut : )

The kit I recieved from Terry rec'd:
My Favorite Things- Which Way is the Candy
DP- The Paper Studio
Enamel Dots- The Paper Studio
Ribbons- Michaels
Die Cuts- A Muse- fence, spider web and bats

I love visiting the blogs of my fellow DDD's to see what they create- using the same kit! Here are the links to blogs and SCS galleries to see all of the fun cards!

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Beth ,Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Terry A , Debbie B

Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly