Beast Wishes for a Happy Day ~

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's another Hambo Hoedown challenge for you and this week we've got a One Eyed Monster digital image, which leads us to what the twist is this week...........EYELETS!!

Oh my did I have to dig deep to find a couple of these babies!  I have always been eyelet-challenged, so to speak, so don't judge mine and I won't judge yours....haha!

This is a truly fun challenge where you can earn a free digi each week that you participate and meet all of the requirements.  Be sure to hop on over to the Hoedown and check it out!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - One Eyed Monster
Base - Kraft paper
Papers - My Mind's Eye - Dwell 6x6 Pad
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, EYELETS, felt strip thingy, corner brad/doohickey, CTMH kraft borders, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.
 
 


 

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 217 ~

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday 217!  The sponsor of this week's challenge is MilkCoffee, which is where this charming little one is from.

About these cute Stamps:
MilkCoffeeStamps is a digital image shop specialized in cute and girly images. There are 2 people behind this shop, Esmeralda and Nathaza. We are best buddies from our childhood with a common thing that we love so much: drawing. What we try to do is drawing various styles that suits different kind of tastes, so a lot of people with different styles can still play along with our image for their cards.
Right now we have 8 talented DT ladies who always help us to have fun together with our weekly challenge at our challenge blog here. Also we have monthly colour challenge at our main blog. You can check it here. It's very nice to see a lot of people join and have fun at our challenge.
In the future we still want to make more cute images that is loved and used happily by many people.
The Grand Prize winner this week will receive 3 free digi's from the MilkCoffee Shop!
For lots of inspiration, be sure to check out the rest of the SSW Design Team Diva's creations!
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - CTMH
Papers - My Mind's Eye - Dwell 6x6 Pad
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, twine, cricut/scallop circle, flowers, glitter, rhinestones, pop dots and white glue. 
 

Whatever Floats Your Goat ~

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Yep, this goat has it right on this early Tuesday morning!  Have a great day and I hope you find some time to chill out too!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Doodle Pantry
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - DCWV's Whimsy Mini Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, ribbon, buttons, circle nestie, embossing folder, pop dots and white glue.
 

Have a "Mice" Day ~

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Well here is the Grand Finale of this journey of cards with this adorable set.  So this mouse is Number 9, and I saved the final one that says Later Alligator for last....whew!  Perfect sentiment right?!  
I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them.  I also noticed that there is a Christmas Tag Mini-Set for sale like these too....oh boy this could turn into an obsession!

Digital Images - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini-Set - Animal Sentiments
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Paper - Not sure ?
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, circle nestie, burlap string, scallop scissor, pop dots and white glue.
 

Long Time No See and I'm "Moosing" You ~

Friday, July 26, 2013

Heeeere's Number 7 and 8.....only two more to go!  Are you filled with excitement and anticipation?  Ok I think these silly animals are starting to get me, or maybe it's the glue!



Digital Images - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini-Set - Animal Sentiments 
Cardstock - Giraffe Michael's; Moose - CTMH
Papers - Giraffe - Scenic Route; Moose - Piggy Tales
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, burlap string, scallop scissor, circle nestie, pop dots and white glue.


 

Sorry I "frog"-got and "Hippo" ray!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Happy Friday-Eve to you and yes I'm still continuing with my Bugaboo Stamps series of cards, and I've got numbers 5 and 6 for you today!  Actually these two work out perfectly today because I meant to post this in the morning, so the "sorry I "frog"-got" card is perfect, but then "hippo"ray I finally remembered!!  Haha....

Digital Images - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini-Set - Animal Sentiments 
Cardstock - Frog - CTMH; Hippo - Bazzill
Papers - Frog - CTMH; Hippo - DCWV's Latte Small Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, burlap string, scallop scissor, circle nestie, pop dots and white glue.
 

Hambo Hoedown 125 ~

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Happy Hambo Hoedown 125 with the super adorable little Wee Henry Moon!  He's all comfy in his STRIPED jammies, his slippers, and his little teddy bear isn't he?!  Did you notice what I did with the word STRIPED  there?  Well that's the twist to this week's challenge....use STRIPES!!

I'm using the Deconstructed Sketch #110, and I can't wait to see what you create this week too!

Remember that when you join us, you will receive next week's digital image free, as long as you use one of the Hambo Stamps.  I'm sure you don't want to miss out on that!  Check out all of the details on the rules at the Hambo Hoedown blog.


Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Wee Henry Moon
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - DCWV's Garden Party (old but I still love it!)
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, square punches, button, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.
 

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 216-149 ~

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday 216!  The sponsor of this week's sketch is Paper Addictions.  This fun digital didn't get too far past me before I knew it was the one for me to play with this week, and it was very fun to color too!

Here is a little message for you from the owner of Paper Addictions:

My name is Jacqueline Mathews and I am a crafter and designer.  I love paper, pens, doodling, stamping and above all designing.  I have a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design.  I worked in the graphic design industry for many years and quit 15 years ago to become a stay at home mom for my 3 kids.  Now that the kids are older and don’t need me as much, I am reinventing myself and have decided that I wanted to create my own line of digital stamps.  I have dabbled in rubber stamping and became a “Stampin’ up!” demonstrator and had a blast, but thought it would be more fun to create my own stamps.  I decided digital was the way to go.  It is affordable for the customer and for the designer.  I now have a digital stamp shop on Etsy called “PaperAddictions”.  I would love to create my own line of rubber stamps someday, but for now I am testing my designs out in my shop to see if anyone likes them.  I am pleasantly surprised that I have gotten a good response to the images I have designed so far.  This positive response has motivated me to create more images in the future.

The Grand Prize winner this week will receive any 5 items from the Paper Addictions Etsy Shop, so join in on all of the fun with us!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Design Team Diva's have created, and leave them some love too.
 
Cardstock - CTMH and Stampin' Up
Papers - DCWV's Whimsy Mini Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, round nestie, ribbon, corner punch, a "crocheted by Jeannie" flower, brad, Bazzill edgelits, pop dots and white glue.
 
 

Hey Chickie ~

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Heeeeeere's Number 4 in the series!  I'm on a roll now...only 6 more to go this week!  If you wish to see the first 3, scroll down.

Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps - Mini-Set - Animal Sentiments
Cardstock - Stampin' Up and CTMH
Papers - Authentique
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, round nestie, edge distresser, burlap string, scallop scissor, pop dots and white glue.

You're Dino-mite! ~

Monday, July 22, 2013

Number 3 in the set....7 more to go!  Here is the first one, and the second one, if you missed them.  I'm determined to get these done this week, so stay tuned!

Digital Image - Bugaboo-Mini-Set - Animal Sentiments
Cardstock - Bazzill and Stampin' Up
Papers - Basic Grey
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, round nestie, edge distresser, burlap string, scallop scissor, pop dots and white glue.


By Golly, Get Jolly! ~

Sunday, July 21, 2013

There's lots of Christmas in July challenges happening out there, and this little Hambo Stamps piggie is too adorable not to be showcased  in them!

Here is the list of challenges I will be entering this one in: 
Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 445 - Use a Sketch from the past (SC385)
Fairy Tale - Christmas in July 
Fab 'n Funky - Christmas in July
Creative Belli - Christmas
Cuttin' and Stampin' - Christmas in July

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Pig Tangle
Cardstock/Paper - DCWV's Winter box of cards
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, corner rounder, oval nestie, ribbon, rhinestones, pop dots and white glue.
 


Keep Your "Fin" Up ~

Friday, July 19, 2013

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming.....have you watched Finding Nemo lately?  Dory (Ellen) is a bigger star in that show than Nemo, in my opinion.  I just love her.  I didn't color this fish the same as her, actually kind of opposite, but it is the same color scheme anyway.  We have a saltwater fish tank at work, and we just got a Lemon Peel Angel fish that is all yellow with blue around her eyes, so that was what I was kind of going for.  This is card #2 in the set of cards I'm going to make with these lovable animals and sentiments from Bugaboo.  Sunday's post had the first one, so only 8 more to go!  Happy Friday!

Digital Image - Bugaboo - Mini-Set - Animal Sentiments
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Papers - DCWV's Citrus Mini Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, scallop scissor, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.
 

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 215 ~

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday 215!  The ever faithful monthly sponsor for this challenge is DigiStamp Boutique!

Well, Merry Christmas in July to you, and if you are one of my close personal friends I hope you are sitting down!  I say that to all others out there, because I typically don't do a whole lot for this particular holiday normally.  I usually choose to celebrate it in a small, personal and private way, since the commercialism of it all makes me a little crazy!

Anyway, I do make cards to send and give to close friends and family, so now I've got one done, hooray for me!  I was trying to make the flowers look like some pretty red and pink poinsettias that I saw last year, but I'm not sure I accomplished that?

Jasper the mouse and his little birdie friend were just too adorable to pass up, and I had a really fun time with this sketch.  I know you will too, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team Diva's creations as well, and show them some love.  The Grand Prize winner will receive 6 free digital images of the winner's choice.


Here is a little message from the creator of the DigiStamp Boutique Characters - Sally Ann:
 My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating. All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally Ann Hancock.
Digital Sentiment - Stamp Fairy - I couldn't find it tho :( 
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Background cardstock - Joann's Winter collection of cards (circa 2009!)
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, scalloped rectangle nestie, circle nestie, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge-Flowers, velvet ribbon, Prisma glitter, black ink/sponge, edge distresser, rhinestones and white glue.
 
 
 

Hambo Hoedown 124 ~

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It's time for another Hambo Hoedown Challenge, and this week we've got a Sketch for you to follow...which happens to be my favorite kind of challenge, and I hope it is yours too!

If you are one of our progressive challenge players, then you received this image called FLY TRAP to play with, and I can't wait to see what you create with it too!

For some inspiration, be sure to check out the rest of the Hoedown Design Team's creations as well as our special Guest Designers this week, and join us.  You too could be named Queen of the Hambo Hoedown!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Fly Trap
Cardstock - Stampin' Up Papers - CTMH (polka dots), and Basic Grey (candles).
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, corner rounder, circle nestie, washi tape, burlap string, craftworkcards candi, pop dots and white glue.
 
 

Angel Kitty ~

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This is a special order for a sweet little calico kitty that has gone to play with that great big ball of yarn in the sky.  I sure hope this helps her momma feel a little better.  This is a direct CAS of this card I found on splitcoaststampers.  I loved the layout, and the tiny pawprint too!

Digital Image - Meljen's - Kitty Angel
Cardstock - Random
Papers - Cosmo Cricket
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, scallop scissor, burlap string, button, rhinestones, pop dots and white glue.

Moo-chas Gracias ~

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hello!  How is your Sunday? Could it be udder-ly fabulous perhaps?....just a little cow humor!  This is a quick throw together with this adorable cow from a set from Bugaboo that I picked up a little bit ago.  I'd like to make a whole set of these!

Image - Bugaboo - Mini-Set - Animal Sentiments 
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Paper - Basic Grey
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, round nestie, edge distresser, scallop scissor, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.
 


 

yeehaw!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hey y'all!!  Sorry I haven't posted since Wednesday, but I had a little hitch in my giddy-up and wasn't feelin' too well.  I'm better today, so I hope to get a whole bunch done this weekend (fingers crossed).  Anyhoo...raise your hand if you have papers that are just too pretty to cut up...you know you do!  Well I decided to just decorate around them, like these pretty boots.  

Here's the inside message: 


Paper - Bo Bunny
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - Cricut Art Philosphy Cartridge-flowers, scroll nestie (sentiment), edge distresser, small flower punch, pearls, glitter, lace, rhinestones and white glue.

 

Hambo Hoedown 123 ~

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It's Hambo Hoedown time again, and this sweet little guy is part of a set called Bad
Connection. 

The challenge is to use OFFICE SUPPLIES this week!  We all have some things laying around our desk to use I'm sure, but some examples are: paper clips, staples, notebook paper, envelopes, post-it notes, binder clips, tape.  I think you get what we mean, right?

Be sure to check out the Hambo Hoedown blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created and join us!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Bad Connection
Kraft Paper
DP's - DCWV's Cafe Mediterranean
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, typewriter keys embossing folder, corner rounder, star punch, circle nestie, brown ink/sponge, paper clips, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.


Sweet Sketch Wednesday 214 ~

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday 214!  The fabulous sponsor of this week's sketch is A Day for Daisies.  This sweet little fairy reminds me of being a little girl and blowing the dandelions just like she is, what a fun thing that was to do!

There are so many images to choose from, and the Grand Prize this week is a $12 Gift Certificate to the ADFD Shop!

Here is a little bit about them and all of the places to check out these wonderful images:
 
A DAY FOR DAISIES provides themed categories of over 1000 fun and whimsical digital images, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

Subscribe to News Letter Link: http://adayfordaisies.com/subscribe
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team Diva's creations at the SSW Blog and join us!!
 
Digital Image - ADFD -  I Wish
Background Image & Joy Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock -Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval/oval scallop and circle nestie, glitter, rhinestones, ribbon, scallop scissor, burlap string, pop dots and white glue.


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