Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ribbons, Fibers, and Trims, oh my!! 

Once again it is swap time!!!  This time on Simply Betty Stamps Fan Page we did a Ribbon, Fiber and Trim swap.  My swap partner was Kathy Gillon Johnson.  This is what I received from Kathy.  Lots of fun new ribbons and twine.  I'm super excited to use these on some up and coming projects.  Thank you Kathy for the wonderful ribbons and trims.  Love them all!!  You should have arrived here from:    Melissa  http://cheesestampersinparadise.blogspot.com

Your next stop is:
 Stacey  http://AnastasiasArts.blogspot.com

Here is the complete hop list in case you get lost you can always start at the beginning at SBS's blog. 

Enjoy the hop, there's plenty to see!!!

SBS  http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/ ( Vanessa ) on SBS blog
Corinne http://wishuponascrap.blogspot.com
Melissa  http://cheesestampersinparadise.blogspot.com
Sheri  http://MammasScrappin.blogspot.com
Stacey  http://AnastasiasArts.blogspot.com
Trudie  http://trudiescakesandcards.blogspot.co.uk/
Heather  http://slightlymadbut.blogspot.com
Elisabete http://thebalcavages.blogspot.com
Michelle K.  http://www.inkandsew.blogspot.com.au/
Maria  http://pinxinx.blogspot.com
Kay http://kaym74.blogspot.com
Anita  www.kardmakingheaven.blogspot.co.uk
Jo  http://joscardsandstuff.blogspot.co.uk/
Katie  http://katiescraftbarn.blogspot.com/
Darcy  http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com/
Trish  http://scrappintillthecowscomehome.blogspot.ca/
Jackie  http://apaperjem.blogspot.com.au/
Emily  http://emilyshroom.blogspot.com.au/
Marie  http://marie97-lotlot.blogspot.com/
Lisa  http://distinctivelmnts.blogspot.com/
Tanja  http://craft-teeinthecity.blogspot.com/
Kathy     http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com
Summer    http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com
Michelle S.    http://craftyshell.blogspot.com
Dianna  www.diannas-craftyplace.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 14, 2013

This is my entry into The Good versus Evil Challenge at Simply Betty Stamps Fan page.  Her name is Spika the Mermaid and you can find her here http://simplybstamps.net/category/new.htm.  We were to choose between a good mermaid or the evil mermaid.  Well, I don't do nice very well,  ha ha!!  So, I chose to do Spika the Evil Mermaid.  I used the background digi from Make it Crafty called Seaweed Seafloor.  I also used the Drippy Goo punch from Martha Stewart and sprayed it with October Afternoon's Witch's Brew spray.  I dotted the right corner with some Candy dots I received from a swap sponsored last Halloween, The bottom of the card is covered with some green ribbon from Michael's and some memory threat is attached to a green brad which has a glass Halloween bead dangling from it.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.  I hope you like her as much as I liked transforming her.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hot Air Balloon Time!!!  Over at GerdaSteinerDesigns.com is having her first freebie challenge with this cute air balloon digi.  If you'd like to get it and join the fun go to GerdaSteinerDesigns.com and join us!!!  I decided to go with a more masculine look as I usually don't have too many ideas for a masculine card, but this fit the bill.  I also printed out the hot air balloons in a couple of different sizes on the paper to give it a feel of a few balloons flying in the sky together.  It was such a cute and fun image.  I colored them up with my Spectrum Noir markers and tried blending the sky as much as I could with my blender pen.  I so enjoyed this image and can't wait to get some more of Gerda's stamps.  She has a line of images on Etsy as well.  Go and have a look and I'm sure you'll fall in love with them too.  Anyway, here is my card that I would like to enter into the challenge.

Thanks for looking and I'd love you to leave comments if you will.