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KennyK’s Challenge #203 – Give Thanks

Hello KennyK friends.  Today I’m back as guest designer for the “Give Thanks Challenge” at the KennyK Krafty Krew’s Blog.   The challenge runs through September 30th so we’d love to have you come over and enter a card for a chance to win some great prizes.

For my card today I used “Dancer”.  She has such a free spirit and was really fun to color with my Copic Markers.  I cut the image out using the Lawn Fawn journaling card die as well as My Favorite Things rectangle dies and Wplus 9 card base die.

The paper is from Simple Stores “DIY Boutique.”  I added a few notes from Simon Says Stamp “Music to My Ears” stamp set to mimic the notes in the image.  The sentiment is a combination of Paper Smooches and Simon Says Stamp.

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I hope you will join in for the 203rd KennyK Challenge featuring “Give Thanks.” Happy Crafting!

KennyK’s Challenge #202 -Halloween

Hello KennyK friends.  Today I’m back as guest designer for the new “Halloween Challenge” at the KennyK Krafty Krew’s Blog.   The challenge runs through September 14th so we’d love to have you come over and enter a card for a chance to win some great prizes.

Fall and Halloween are some of my favorite themes to color and if you are a KennyK fan you know there are a lot of options to work with.  Today I used “Trixie Treat, one of the KennyK Gothik Angelz Collection.  I colored this stunner with Copic Markers in E000, Eoo, E21, E11, E04 and R20 for skin.  In V01, V04, V05, V06 for hair.  In YG03, G21, G94 & G99 for dress and hat.  In Y15, YR15 and YR18 for pumpkin and boots.

For the background I printed another image from regular printer paper to make a mask, then I took the Tim Holtz Spider Web stencil and inked over the masked image with the new Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

The paper pack is from DCWV “The Spooky Time Stack.”  I framed the image with a My Favorite Things Frame die in black card stock.

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I hope you will join in for the 202nd KennyK Challenge featuring “Halloween.” Happy Crafting!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #375

Happy Saturday friends!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by KennyK Downloads who is generously offering 3 digis of winners choice.  I hope you pop over to their store as these images are so fun!  Get your card in by Friday, August 28th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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Love this sketch by Vanessa – so whimsical and perfect for the KennyK Style!  For my card I used “Girl Fish,” which I colored with copics.  The background paper was embossed using Tim Holtz’s bubble folder and the circles were cut using My Favorite Things dies.  I finished off by embellishing Cloud 9’s Rain Splats along with gems and pearls from my stash.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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KennyK’s Challenge #201 – Color Inspiration

Hello KennyK fans.  Today I am guest designing for the new “Color Challenge” at the KennyK Krafty Krew’s Blog.  Challege #201 is co-sponsored by Graph-It Markers who is offering a very special prize of a 12 Pack of Graph-it Markers worth $50.00!  Thanks Graph-it!  You have until August 31st to enter your card.

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Here is your color palette:

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Now how about some inspiration!!  Today I used Luscious Linda, one of the KennyK Gothik Angelz Collection.  I colored her with Copic Markers and cut her out using a My Favorite Things oval die.  The paper pad is Teresa Collins called, “Fabrications Canvas.”

I stamped the stars and sentiment using Whimsy Stamps “Film Strip Sentiments” and cut out the back panel with a Simon Says Stamp die.

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I hope you will join in for the 201st KennyK Challenge featuring “color”.  Happy Crafting!

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Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #40 – Photo Inspiration

Happy 4th of July to those in America!  It’s time for a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting.  Today we are doing a photo inspiration challenge.  What is great about this type of challenge is the artistic freedom left open to you and your interpretation of the photo.  I sure hope you’ll join us because this is the second to the last challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Challenges blog.

Here is our photo:

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Again, we have some really fantastic sponsors who are offering very generous prizes.  All you need to do is enter a card, or three for a chance to win.  The last day to enter for this challenge is July 17th. Here is a list of the sponsors and their prizes:

bugbadge2_zpsf61bba10Winning Prize: 7 Digital Images

Faery InkWinning Prize: 5 Digital Images

KennyKWinning Prize: 3 Images

Oakpond Winning Prize: 3 Digital Images

My design team inspiration today features a Kenny K image called, “Da Bomb”.  She looks like she may be up to a little trouble, but was sure fun to color as so many of KennyK’s images are.  I used Copic Markers and fussy cut her out, making sure to use a black permanent marker on the edges to give that extra detail.  I pulled out the orange in the photo as well as the flowers for my inspiration.

The background is stamped with Paper Smooches “I Heart Art” splats and then stenciled with a mesh using distress ink.  I then used a brick embossing folder to give that “wall” type feeling.  She is standing on a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle and to complete the card I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches and added watercolor flowers and sequins.

I hope you stop by Open-Minded Crafting Challenge,  to check out all the other design team inspiration and enter our nearly final challenge.

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Lia Stamps: Homemade Floweres

Simon Says Stamp: We are going Dotty

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #91: Anything Goes!

Happy Saturday Friends!  As we come into the holiday season, Send a Smile 4 Kids is offering a challenge that will work for everyone, “Anything Goes”.  If you are not aware, Send a Smile 4 Kids is a great organization that provides cards to hospitalized children.  It is especially important to support this cause during this time of year when I’m sure it’s really hard to be away from your family.  Check out the guidelines for card submission.  We’d love to see some of your cards for this Anything Goes challenge that will run through November 30, 2014.  We also have some great sponsors who are offering very generous gifts for your randomly chosen entries.  The design team will also chose their favorites and those winners will be featured on the Send a Smile 4 Kids blog!

Our sponsors are:

1) Kenny K Downloads is offering a 3 digital images of winners choice

2) Doodle Pantry is offering a $10 gift certificate

3) Fred She Said is offering $10 gift certificate

Now for some inspiration!  My first card is from Kenny K Downloads and features Skateboard Girl who is colored with Copic Markers and designed with Simple Stories 6 x 6 paper called “DIY Boutique.”   The sentiment and label is from My Favorite things edged with my micron pen for faux stitching.

Kenny K; Skateboard Girl

Kenny K; Skateboard Girl

My second card is from Doodle Pantry called “Winter Critters“.    What I love about Doodle Pantry is you get both colored and line digital images, which is great when you need a really quick card.  They also have great sentiments that are just perfect for Send a Smile 4 Kids cards.  For this image I chose to use watercolor on Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper.  The circle die is My Favorite Things.

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Send a Smile 4 Kids Happy Holidays Challenge

Can you believe it’s November already?  That means if you haven’t started making your Christmas cards, it’s time to get creating!  The challenge for Send a Smile 4 Kids should help with your holiday card making goal as this challenge is all about Happy Holidays! Who doesn’t love the holidays?  I sure do.  Send a Smile 4 Kids is a great organization that provides cards to hospitalized children who I’m sure can use some holiday cheer this time of year.  We all know how hard it is to be away from your family, so how about entering the challenge and sending in some cards for kids?  Check out the guidelines here.

As is our custom, we have some great sponsors.  Winners are chosen by random, but the Send a Smile 4 Kids Design Team also chooses their favorite and the winner is offered a guest design team position in an upcoming challenge – how fun is that?  This challenge are fantastic sponsors are:

Bugaboo who is offering a prize of: 7 images of winner choice

Kenny K who is offering a prize of: 3 images of winners choice

Oakpond Creations who is offer a prize of: 1 image of winners choice

Now let’s get down to some inspiration.  For Bugaboo, I chose the image called, “Christmas Teddy Present“.  I just loved how he is peeking out of the present.  I colored this cutie with Copic Markers and used Liquid Applique to create the “fur” on his hat.  If you are not familiar with Liquid Applique, you apply it, then heat set to create a puffy texture.  The paper pad I worked with is Lawn Fawn’s Peace, Joy, Love and to frame the image I used Lawn Fawn’s stitched scallop die.  I created the sentiment myself on the computer.

 

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My second card uses a digital image from Kenny K Download called Christmas Shopping.  I colored this image with Copic Markers and used the Flag, Oval, and snowflake dies from My Favorite Things.  The snowflakes are also covered in Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and centered with an enamel dot from My Minds Eye.  The yellow halo is created with Squeeze Lemonade distress ink.  This image makes me want to go Christmas shopping!

 

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My last card of inspiration for you is from Oakpond Creations called “Say What Snowman”.  I colored the image using Copic Markers and used Brush Stroke Christmas from Julie Ebersole to create the background.  The snow globe die is from My Favorite Things and the lettering is from Hero Arts.  To finish the card I created the snow using stickles.

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Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #17 – Last Days of Summer

The summer is coming to a close and Open-Minded Crafting is celebrating by sponsoring a challenge featuring The Last Days of Summer!  Again, we have some really fantastic sponsors who are offering very generous prizes.  All you need to do is enter a card, or three for a chance to win.  The last day to enter for this challenge is August 29th. Here is a list of the sponsors and their prizes: 2539_597016240363050_406742251_n

Winning Prize: 3 Images

Flat Friends

 Winning Prize: 4 Images

Paper Shelter

Winning Prize: $20.00 Gift Certificate

  Milk Coffee

Milk n’ Coffee

Winning Prize: 5 Images

My design team inspiration today features a Kenny K image called, “Trouble Maker”.  She looks a little devious, but, hey, that’s okay because she’s eating my favorite summer food – ICE CREAM!!!  When I lived in St. Louis there was an Ice Cream store called Oberweiss.  The best ice cream I’ve ever tasted.  Used to eat pints of the stuff!

For this card I used Amy Tangerine’s “Plus One” paper pack, tag and star die from My Favorite Things, and sentiment from Claudine Hellmuth.  I colored the image with Copic markers and called it a card.  I like the graphic elements of the paper combined with the “jeans” paper to reflect a teen.  I hope you stop by Open-Minded Crafting Challenge, enter a card for some great prizes, and let me know what you think of all the great inspiration the design team offered.

 

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Wicked Cool

Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #96

Skateboarding DudeTry Stampin' Sketch # 96

It’s time for the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s Sketch Challenge and my Design Team inspiration for the challenge.  I love this digital image by Kenny K  which I colored with copics.  This image is just perfect for this TSOT Sketch 96.  This summers theme is do what makes you happy.  The design paper is from Bazzill “Dino-mite” collection with a Paper Smooches Sentiment.  Hope you will stop by the challenge and leave us some of your inspiration!

 

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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