Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sasayaki Glitter Reminder...Christmas in July! :)

Hello again, bloggy friends!  I am back again today to share with you my card for the Sasayaki Glitter reminder post for our Christmas in July challenge:


The image I used here is called Girl and Puppy in the snow.  Fellow design team member Tracey made her card suing this image first, and when I saw it, I HAD to have her!  I must have also loved her color scheme, because without consciously doing so, I used the same ones!  After I posted my pic to the DT page, I mentally smacked myself on the forehead.  DUH!  I will need to pay better attention next time!

I kept my card simple by printing the image out large enough to be the focal point.  I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on the card base before adhering my image panel, and added some Stickles to the snowflakes on the image.  After that was dry, I went through my stash and found these metallic blue and white snowflakes, added dark blue gems to the centers, and this card was done!  :) 

Challenges:

Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG or optional "Santa" twist
CHNC #394:  ATG or optional "use a die cut or punch" theme

That's all for today.  Thanks for joining me again!  Please stop by the Sasayaki Glitter challenge blog if you haven't done so already and join in the Christmas in July fun!

~Marie~


Monday, July 16, 2018

Reminder post for CCAYR!

Hello bloggy friends!  I would say "happy Monday," but I don't see much that's happy about any Monday!  LOL!  It is nice and sunny and warm out, so that's a good thing.  

Anyway, here is my card for the CCAYR reminder post for our "Tree" challenge:


I had been wanting to make one of these snowflake trees for a long time now, so this challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity.  I have a zippered sandwich bag full of snowflake punches in my stash, and that's where these came from.  If you happen to enlarge the picture, you can see that I punched the snowflakes from textured card stock.  The blings in the middle of the snowflakes are from love, Nicole, which you can get at A. C. Moore.  I love the textured look of these!!  I didn't want to do much else to the card, to let the snowflake tree be the star.  I blended Broken China Distress Oxide ink around the edges of my card base before adhering the panel.  I also used it to stamp the Lawn Fawn sentiment, using my MISTI to ensure great ink coverage.

Challenges:

Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG or optional "Santa" theme
CHNC #394:  ATG or optional "use a punch or die" theme
Simon Monday:  Add a little sparkle

Thanks for joining me today!  Be sure to check out the CCAYR blog if you haven't already, and join in on the fun!  :)

~Marie~

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sasayaki Glitter CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!!

Hey all!  I hope all of my fellow Americans enjoyed their 4th of July yesterday.  My hubby and I had a pretty good day by ourselves.  We did some running around in the morning, and then came home to some wicked thunderstorms.  We had to wait them out before we could grill our burgers.  We marinated some vegetables in a sun dried tomato dressing, and then baked them in the oven.  UGH...SOOO GOOOOOD!!  I wish we ate like that all the time!  LOL!


So, onto why I am here:  It's Christmas in July at the Sasayaki Glitter blog!  That's right, Naz has asked us to break out those Christmas supplies, and create some cards.  Here is what I made:




I figured I might as well print 4 of this cute Winter Kiddles image onto my card stock, and then make 4 cards at the same time.  Why not?  I did these assembly line style, once I figured out what I wanted to do as far as a layout.  Here are pics of the individual cards:










I used coordinating papers from different paper packs in my stash, and backed them with matching card stock colors.  Then I colored the image to match.  I also used the same colored card stock for the scalloped oval behind the image panel.

Challenges:





Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Please stop by the Sasayaki Glitter blog to check out the other design team member's projects, and to join in on the fun!


Take care and God Bless!


~Marie~

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sasayaki Glitter June Mid-month Inspiration

Hello bloggers, how's it going?  Things are going well here, even though it IS a Monday, lol!  Anyway, here is the card I made for the Sasayaki Glitter reminder post:


This adorable image is Flying FairyI thought she represented the summer theme pretty well, even though the reminder post is anything goes.  I started out by coloring her with alcohol markers, and I wanted to try coloring her hair differently.  I thought on ombre look from yellow to orange would be a nice look, until I was finished...then it just reminded me of candy corn!  Also, when I was coloring her dress, I had a BG15 mishap while adding color to the part of her dress that is between her arms.  I tried to fix it the best I could, but it is still very noticeable.  I wasn't about to start over though!!  I matted the image and background panels with bright orange card stock.  For the sentiment, I decided to cut out part of an oval, and place it underneath the image panel.  Oh yeah, and if you look closely or enlarge the pic, you might be able to see some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen on the wings.

Challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky:  Bring Me Sunshine
Crafty Gals #167:  Summer Colors

Thank you for stopping by today, and I do hope you will stop by the Sasayaki Glitter blog to check out the DT creations, and the challenge entries!  God Bless!

~Marie~


Friday, June 15, 2018

June CCAYR Christmas Belles DT post---Non-traditonal colors

Hello fellow bloggers!  Happy Friday!  It's June 15th, which means it's time for another reminder post on the CCAYR blog.  The Christmas Belles have created some lovely cards for this month's theme of non-traditional colors.  Here is what I have done:


I was struggling trying to come up with colors to use for my card this month, but then I was watching a YouTube video from Cathy Zielske titled "Love You Bouquet"and inspiration struck.  I loved the colors she used so much, and I thought they would be perfect!  I started by coloring this Paper Nest Dolls Snow Angel image that I think was a freebie in an online magazine.  The background was one that I had sitting on my desk, still in the embossing folder (Sizzix), that I was going to use for some kind of technique.  So, I sponged Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks on the panel, then sprayed on some water and dabbed it off for that popular distressed look.  I decided that the green would be best used as an accent color, so I created a scalloped circle for behind the image die cut circle, and stamped my sentiment on a piece of green as well.

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #42:  ATG or optional "Make It Masculine" theme
The Outlawz Monday Greetings:  Use at least one die cut (Spellbinders)
Crafty Gals #167:  Summer Colors (my colors are summery, just not my theme!)

Well, that's all for me!  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all enjoy the weekend!

God Bless!

~Marie~


Thursday, May 31, 2018

New "Christmas With The Cuties" Card!

Hello bloggers!  How is your week going?  Mine has been alright.  I was kinda wishing I had taken a vacation day on Wednesday after my alarm went off at 3:50 am though...LOL!

Anyway, I'm here to share my card for the Christmas With The Cuties challenge, Festive Furry Friends:


I couldn't resist using this Barry image from the Stamp Fairy store (sadly, now closed) that I had printed out.  Barry was my favorite character in the store, and I wish I had been able to buy more images before the store closed!  At any rate, I colored him with alcohol markers, using warm grays for his fur, and gave him some darker gray dots (a la Nichol Spohr) for texture.  I colored his hat and scarf to go with the colors of the patterned paper I used, which is called Holiday Magic Snowflakes from The Paper Studio.  It is a 12x12 sheet of paper that I bought several of at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago when they were on sale.  Oh boy, is it gorgeous!!  To accent the strip of patterned paper, I added small slivers of pinky-purple glitter paper to each side.  To add even more glitter, I used some yellow Stickles on the stars, and Diamond Ice Stickles on the snowflakes in the image.

Challenges:

Crafty Creations #367:  ATG
Creative Fingers #147:  ATG
Crimbo Crackers #159:  ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #82:  ATG
Word Art Wednesday #336-#337:  ATG
Little Miss Muffet #190:  ATG
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #470:  Come Play Outside (my guy is decorating outside, hope that counts!)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge #30:  ATG Christmas

Thanks for joining me today!  My younger daughter graduates high school tomorrow, with a job already lined up for after she turns 18 on June 17th.  I am so happy for her!  The only glitch is that she doesn't have a car or know how to drive yet, so my poor hubby will be dropping her off every morning, and then we'll have to pick her up in the evening.  But, one day at a time!

God Bless, and have a good day!

~Marie~


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Miss You

I'm back tonight to share a nice bright card with you:


For this card, I used this adorable deer image by Scrapper's Delight that I picked up as a freebie somewhere along the line.  I think it's supposed to be a Christmassy image, but I figure we see a lot of deer around here in the summer, so what the heck?  Both designer papers come from the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine 6x6 pad (again!), and I found a matching yellow card stock in my stash to go with it.  I decided to use a "Miss You" sentiment, because I periodically send cards out to my friends that I used to work with to let them know that I still think fondly of them!

Challenges:

Create and Inspire #74:  ATG or optional Springtime theme
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Happy Little Stampers:  ATG with Dies (I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals to die cut the image)
Mix It Up Challenge Blog #13:  ATG or optional emboss resist technique
The Paper Shelter #340:  Digital Image

Well, that's all for this evening.  I hope all of my readers in America are enjoying a long Memorial holiday weekend.  May we always remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can freely celebrate as we do.  Thank you.

God Bless!

~Marie~