Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Penguin

Happy Sunday friends!  I over on the Sasayaki Glitter Blog today with a little more Christmas inspiration using the sweet Christmas Penguin image which can be found here.  Here he is all colored up and on a tag ready to make someone's Christmas a little brighter -


Here's a little closer look.


I colored him up with Copic markers and popped him on to a cute die cut tag.  A little wreath, some Nuvo Drops and a die cut sentiment was all that this tag needed and it's one more tag done.  

Thanks so much for dropping by, pray your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Angel Leah

Good morning everyone!  I'm up for the post over on the Whimsie Doodles Blog.  I have a Christmas to share using an image that is definitely one of my favorites, Angel Leah.  She can be found under Winter Digital Stamps in the Whimsie Doodles store.

Here she is all colored up -


And here's a closer look at all the sparkle.


Going through my stash of paper I found this scrap that seemed to me to work perfectly with Leah.  I fussy cut her after doing a little Copic coloring and adding some tickles to her dress and wings.  This really went together fast thanks to the design paper scrap.

I want to remind you, you still have a couple more days to enter the November challenge at Whimsie Doodles, here's the link for your convenience.  Thanks for dropping by today!

Aloha,
 Brenda

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

LRW 422



Wow, it makes me a bit nervous to say this, but 19 more days till Christmas!  It really is my favorite time of year.  The challenge today has helped me prep for this wonderful celebration. This week's challenge is to create a tag or gift card holder.  

Here are my tags using several images from different stamp companies -



I had a bunch of fun making these and can't wait to see what you come up with.  I know the Girlfriends are going to wow you with their creations so head over to the Little Red Wagon and follow their links.  I hope you'll consider joining us this week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Blue Christmas



Hi friends!  I'm up on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.  I'm sharing a card I created after pondering the wonderful December inspiration board above.  There are so many things I love about this board.  Blue is my favorite color and Christmas is my most favorite time of year, so that's where I started.

I decided to make a shaker card using some of the gorgeous Kennedy Grace sequin mixes.  For this card I used Chantilly Cream and Ocean Water which look as if they were taken right off the mood board.  If you look closely you can see the beautiful iridescence of the Chantilly Cream.  LOVE THEM!



I started by cutting the ornament shape from a speciality white cardstock called Stardust, 2 sheets of fun foam and a blue metallic cardstock.  I glued the fun foam together adhered that to card base made of the same Stardust cardstock.  I adhered the metallic ornament in place and added the Kennedy Grace sequins.  I am notorious for forgetting to put the acetate onto my shakers, but this time managed to remember to get that done.  I used tacky glue for adhering all the layers and was pleased with the bond I got.



After that shaker element was finished I added a little evergreen bough which had been dusted with clear rock candy distress glitter.  All that was left was to add the sentiment and a skinny twine bow with even more glisten.  Hopefully the recipient will enjoy all the sparkle and sheen this card shares.  


We would love for you to join us in using the Kennedy Grace mood board for inspiration and would love it even more if you would share your creation on FB or Instagram.  Thanks so much for popping in today.

Aloha,
Brenda

Please be sure to follow the Kennedy Grace Creations blog, facebook, twitter, instagram and pinterest. Our Design Team has great projects to inspire you with our great stamp sets.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sketch Saturday #492


It's time for another sketch at Sketch Saturday!  I think you are going to love this one!


Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Sasayaki Glitter


Here's my take on the sketch using the darling image, CandyCane Penguin - 


He was provided by our very generous sponsor, Sasayaki Glitter.


I know you must have at least a few last minute holiday cards to make, right?  Why not take this great sketch and get that inspiration flowing?  Link up and show us your stuff.

Aloha,
Brenda

Sasayaki Glitter Release Day!

It's new release day over at Sasayaki Glitter!  Here's the link to the blog so you can see and the wonderful new images.  I'm sure you are going to be inspired by what the Sasayaki Glitter Girls have created, cuz I've already taken a peek at all the fabulousness (is that even a work?).  Here my card using Sasayaki Glitter's Christmas Chicken, I think he is going to make you smile -


I colored him up using Copic markers and fussy cut him to layer onto design paper.  The sentiment was computer generated using Princess Ivy font from DaFont.  I just though it was the perfect description of this very entertaining Chicken!

Please check out the blog here and head over to the Facebook page here to keep up with all the fun!  Thanks for popping in.

Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, November 30, 2017

What is Your Favorite Animal?


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite.  Use your favorite animal on your creation and tell us why it's your favorite.


This week our sponsor is:

Here is my card, using one of my favorite animals,  the Bunny -




OK, I'm just going it say it, this is an impossible challenge. I love animals, all animals (well almost all animals). I guess for purposes of this challenge, I'm going to say bunnies. I love bunnies in real life and I love The Cat's Pajamas Bunny because he is always into something and he has such personality!  I had a white bunny, Thumper, when I was growing up.  I remember how soft and fuzzy he was.  He was a gift from a very special neighbor.


We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CRAFT 444 - Christmas Present


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week and make something that represents a Christmas Present.

Our Sponsor this week is -

I went very literal with the challenge and made this card using present dies from The Cat's Pajamas -


I used dies and heat embossed the design on both the "boxes and bows".  It was very fun to make.  I'm really into to gold right now it would seem.

I invite you to head over to the CRAFT Challenge blog to take a look at what my teams have created.  I am looking forward to see how you interpret 'Christmas presents'.

Aloha,
Brenda

Christmas Tag

Hi friends!  I have a little tag to share with you today.  I colored up this cute image awhile back but just got him put on a tag tonight.  I actually used scraps from other project to create the tag for this fun little mouse.  I thought the sentiment was perfect for a gift tag -


I'm getting this in just short of the deadline for the Gerda Steiner progressive challenge and one less tag to make for Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by.

Aloha,
Brenda

Foodie



It's Brenda here and I'm am your challenge hostess this week.  Since we just celebrated Thanksgiving here in the US, I thought it would be fun to have everyone show their "Foodie" side.  Anything having to do with food or beverages is what I am looking for.  Here's what I came up with -


I'm not sure why my New Year's cards alway feature champagne, I don't even really care much for champagne, but I do love this stamp!


I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with this challenge.  I most certainly hope you will join us.  I know the Girlfriends are going to rock this challenge, so head over to the Little Red Wagon and follow their links.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Party Monster


Whew...running a bit late today.  Technical problems really throw me for a loop but I am posting this despite challenges because I want to you see this fun Sasayaki Glitter image, Party Monster!  This little guy takes all the challenge out of making a card for the guys.  He is winging his way to my son as we "speak".




Please be sure to check out the Sasayaki Esty store for images to suit any occasion!  Remember there are 2 new releases a month and with the holidays being an especially important card making time of year, you are sure to find something to suit your fancy.  Thanks so much for popping in today!

Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CRAFT 443 - Anything but a Card


It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in creating anything but a card.

Our Sponsor this week is -


We decided to go with a rustic theme for our Christmas tree this year.  Some of the ornaments with be these funny little reindeers.  I made them from wooden rounds I found at our local craft store.  The dies I used are by The Cat's Pajamas and I think work so well to give us the rustic feel we are going for.  Here's a close up -


...and here are several of them hanging on our little mini Christmas tree.


I can't wait to see what you decide to share with us!  Head on over to the CRAFT Challenge blog and take a look at what my teamies have made.

Aloha,
Brenda

Little Red Wagon #420



Janice is up as challenge queen this week and she has come up with a fabulous sketch for us to use.  The sketch has all the elements of a wonderful card and it is up to us to add embellies or a sentiment as we wish.  Here's the sketch -


A here's a card I made using a Flora and Fauna set I got to make my Christmas cards.  Though I'm going to make them a bit more CAS, I think it works pretty well with the sketch -



I know the Girlfriends are going to rock this challenge, so head over to the Little Red Wagon and follow their links. I hope you'll consider joining us this week!
Aloha,
Brenda 

PS - my technical issues continue and it seems to be a bit more than glitches with the new OS.  My computer is on it's way for a little vacay in Houston to be checked out.  Thankfully it was still under warrenty.  I will be limping along until it gets back, hopefully in one week.  Maybe this will force me to become more proficient with a tablet, right?

Monday, November 20, 2017

TCP Blog Hop

 

It's release day over at The Cat's Pajamas Art Stamps!!! Now you can get all the new goodies for your very own. And even better news, Alma is having a Black Friday Sale that starts today!





And of course, since it is release day, we are having a blog hop with makes from all the Cat Pack.  You should have ended up here from the uber talented Wendy's blog.  If not, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the inspiration they have to share.  

I have two things to share tonight.  First off is a card featuring 'Time Flies'.  When I first saw this set, I knew it would be perfect for a New Years card -


In real life, this is such a sparkly card.  I used Colorburst Liquid Metal as well as shiney metallic embossing powder.  I love all that shine, especially for celebrating New Years! 


I also have a TCP Tuesday reminder.  Remember you still have plenty of time to enter and with all these wonderful new stamps and CutUps available who wouldn't want a chance to win a $50 voucher?  The challenge this month is Tag It, and here is my tag using the new stamp set 'Sent with Love' -


So here is the entire Blog Hop line up -
Jessie
Michele
Nancy
Julie
Lynn
Wendy
Brenda (that's me)

And here are all the new products -



(The Wings CutUps is free with your purchase of $65!)

And now I want to send you over to the Top Cat, Alma, so you can see the amazing creations she has made and... you can start shopping!

Thanks for hopping with us! 

Aloha,
Brenda

Inspirational Verses

Hi there!  It's Brenda here today sharing a project I made a while back.  This card was created using wonderful products from the last Kennedy Grace release.  I absolutely loved the Inspirational Verses stamp set.  Here's the card that was made using a simple layout and some of the gorgeous Chantilly Cream sequins -



The verses were stamped on a scrap of watercolor paper along with several of the sweet little small flowers from Beautiful Bloom - Sweet Rose.  I got my watercolors out, dropped in some color and then fussy cut them.  I matted the sentiment on a scrap of grey cardstock and adhered the flowers.  The bottom mat was created with an embossing folder and a couple of cardstock scraps in appropriate colors were added on top.  The verse was layered next with the gorgeous sequins being the crowning touch!  Love sequins and especially these Chantilly Cream sequins!!!



I hope today's post inspires you to get out your stamps, papers and of course sequins to create something you love.  Be sure to visit the Kennedy Grace Store for the beautiful products showcased today.  Thanks so much for stopping in!

Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Whimsie Doodles


It's my turn again over on the Whimsie Doodles blog.  Now, I'm not much of a cook.  Truth be told I would rather do the clean up as long as the chef doesn't go to crazy with with the pots and pans.  With Thanksgiving here in the US only 4 days away, I would much rather share a beverage and a conversation with a turkey than roast him, so this little turkey stole my heart.

Here is my card featuring Let's Get Basted.  I think this guy has the right idea -


I want to wish all of our US friends Happy Thanksgiving and  everyone, a wonderful week!  Thanks so much for popping in.

Aloha,
Brenda