Saturday, November 14, 2015

Superhero Birthday Card

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, November 14, 2015 0 stamps of approval
It's challenge time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!



Our challenge is Anything Goes!

We have 3 generous sponsors:


This week, I have created a cute birthday card inspired by my daughter (all the way down to the purple streak in her hair!)


This super cute image was provided by our wonderful sponsor


She was a lot of fun to color!  I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

Come on over to our Lil' Patch and join in our challenge fun!


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - New Challenge

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, October 18, 2015 1 stamps of approval
It's challenge time at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends!

This week we have 3 great sponsors and I am showcasing Lemon Shortbread and their Chinese Cloud Fairy image.  There are so many beautiful images to choose from in the shop!


Please stop by our challenge blog to see all of the wonderful design team creations featuring our generous sponsors!

Happy Stamping!






Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cool Beans Coffee ATC

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 22 stamps of approval
Today, I'd love to share a cute ATC that I made for a swap group that I'm in.

I just love coffee stamps and I know that I have way too many of them, but they're so cute and fun!

The one I used for my ATC is from Lawn Fawn


I'm entering this little cutie into the 2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop at Coffee Loving Papercrafters - if you love coffee and papercrafting, you should really go check it out!!

Happy National Coffee Day!

Dee

Donut Worry, Be Happy!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1 stamps of approval
Hello friends!

It's nearly the last day of the month and I'm so excited to share with you my September Kit of the Month cards from Kristy's Bloomin' Journey and Fun Stampers Journey!


This month's stamp set was so fun to use and I just love all the great donut stamps!  I know this one will come out again to be used in my everyday crafting fun!

Just look at these fun colors and that adorable paper clip!

These stacked up donuts are just adorable!   I love masking images, but it's something I don't do very often.  I love that the kit of the month always shows a new technique, or reminds me of a technique that I love!

 Oh!  I was so distracted by the delicious donuts that I forgot the adorable glass of milk!!  How cute is that?

 I think this one might just be my favorite!  I love the colors and I used some glitter glue to create cute sparkley sprinkles for my donut!

Such a fun and yummy stamp set!  Thanks Fun Stampers Journey!

And thank you for stopping by to visit!

See you again soon!

Dee


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Oh REINdeer.. I'm late, I'm late!!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9 stamps of approval
Oh my, I just realized that I didn't post my card details for the new challenge at

(challenge blog)

Our theme is Anything Goes and I was provided this a.d.o.r.b.s. little reindeer with lights from

Reindeer with Christmas Lights


This little guy was so much fun to color and I had a great time putting together the papers and embellishments!  The card design is a cut from a die that I purchased forever ago and have never used, but I'm glad I did!  Now I'll be making more cards like this!

challenge entries:
Addicted to Stamps - Addicted to Holidays
Cupcake Inspirations - Color Inspiration
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy
Little Red Wagon - Try Something New (new die cut)
Crafty Creations - It takes 2 (2 trees, 2 arrows)


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey KOTM - Card 4

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hello friends!!

I'm back to share with you the Kit Of The Month for August from Fun Stampers Journey!



Here is a preview of all 4 cards featured in the kit this month:

Time now to show you the last fun card in this months kit.  This is a smaller card, it's 4"x4" but packed full of cute!  All the papers were pre-cut for me and the pierced paper was also pre-done.  The orange chevrons were die cut and ready to adhere.  The kit included all of the twine, the dots and the mini clothespin, too!  All I had to add was a touch of Sweet Pear ink on an acrylic block to create a background effect on the main circle and Journey Glaze that covers the backpack.


Hurry and sign up for your kit today!  Visit my friend Kristy to join the fun!  


We also have a lot of fun in our Facebook Group


Thanks for stopping by!
That's the last card that was included in the kit, but check back and see if I create some more fun cards using this great stamp set!

Hugs,
Dee

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey KOTM - Card 3

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, August 22, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hello friends!!

I'm here to share more of the Kit Of The Month for August from Fun Stampers Journey!



Here is a preview of all 4 cards featured in the kit this month:


Here is the 3rd card that I created with this super fun kit.


This card kit came with the cute patterned paper and pre-cut tags to create the fun background.  Also included was the die-cut bow pieces that were ready to put together.  I colored the stylish purse with markers and also used my markers to color the included rhinestones orange for a pop of color.  I spritzed on some Silver Silk (not included in kit) and viola!  All done!

Hurry and sign up for your kit today!  Visit my friend Kristy to join the fun!  


We also have a lot of fun in our Facebook Group


Thanks for stopping by!
Come back in a few days to see the 4th card in this months kit!

Hugs,
Dee

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey KOTM - Card 2

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hello friends!!

I'm excited to continue to share with you the Kit Of The Month for August from Fun Stampers Journey!



Here is a preview of all 4 cards featured in the kit this month:


The second card that I did was this one with the fun striped purse.  I love the happy orange flower that was included with this kit.  The papers, as always were pre-cut for me and the background cardstock was already embossed as well!  The only addition I made to this card was a few splatters of Citrus Cooler Silk and Silver Silk (not included in kit).


Hurry and sign up for your kit today!  Visit my friend Kristy to join the fun!  


We also have a lot of fun in our Facebook Group


Thanks for stopping by!
Come back in a few days to see the 3rd card in this months kit!

Hugs,
Dee

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey August KOTM

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, August 14, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hello friends!!

I'm excited to share with you the Kit Of The Month for August from Fun Stampers Journey!



Here is a preview of all 4 cards featured in the kit this month:


Aren't those cute?  I love these cute bags with their clever sentiments!

So, today I will share with you the first card that I put together, and you can check back in a few days to see the next one.  I'll post each card throughout the rest of August, so you can read the details about each one.

The first one I did was this cute multi-colored bag.  The kit comes with all the pre-cut papers.  The directions led me to add some deeper cuts to the feathers for dimension.  The purse, though it looks colored with markers, is actually paper-pieced together!  So cute!  It's also coated with Journey Glaze and splattered with some Citrus Cooler silk (not provided in the kit).  This card was simple to put together and I love the colors!


Hurry and sign up for your kit today!  Visit my friend Kristy to join the fun!  


We also have a lot of fun in our Facebook Group


Thanks for stopping by!
Come back in a few days to see the 2nd card in this months kit!

Hugs,
Dee

Friday, July 3, 2015

ATC Swaps - Theme: Body Parts

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, July 03, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hi all!  I thought I'd share a few photos from my latest crafting adventure.

I'm participating in an ATC Swap this month and the theme is "Body Parts"... hmm...

So, I have been wanting this particular Legs stamp set from Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley for a while now and this was the perfect excuse to go ahead and buy it!  I got it in the mail today and couldn't wait to ink it up!  With the help of my MISTI, I got great dark black images.

The idea in my head was a polaroid photo featuring the body parts.  A pack of flowers jumped into my cart at the craft store today, so I already had the colors in mind, that made picking the paper pretty easy.  I did start by stamping the legs on plain white cardstock, but thought it looked too bland, so I tried again using patterned paper.


Then, I decided that it needed a sentiment down in that blank white corner.  So, I stamped up a simple "Wow!" and cut it out to see what it looked like.  I liked it, so I actually stamped it directly onto the polaroid frame on each card.


Then, I decided since I had 8 great leg stamps to choose from that I would use a few of them on the set and mix up the colors a bit.  I ended up using 5 different legs.


Once all the legs were colored and the layers glued down, I thought they looked great.. but they might be missing a little something.  So I added a strip of bling to the top.


And DONE!  I'm really thrilled with this set of cards, and I hate to part with them for the swap!  But, I'm also excited to see what everyone else came up with for "Body Parts"!

Hope you enjoyed a short trip through my crafting process!
Thanks for stopping by!

Dee



Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rainbow Thank Yous

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, July 02, 2015 1 stamps of approval
Hi!

Here are a pair of simply cute cards that I made.


I don't think that I've mentioned yet, but I bought the MISTI a few months ago and have been having a great time playing with it!  It's about the only way I stamp now!  Check it out!

http://www.mysweetpetunia.com/articles.asp?id=253

For these cards, I used the Work of Art stamp set and created a rainbow chevron design.  When you see how the MISTI works, you'll see how easy it is to line designs up like this one!  It's perfect every time!

I did one in purple...


...and another one in red.


Fun, quick, easy and cute!  I love these cards!

Hope you like them too!


Challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - Sticky Stuff (Self-Stick Rhinestones) 
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

You Brighten My Day

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, July 02, 2015 3 stamps of approval
Hello Friends!

Just wanted to share a quick card that I made with some new stamps and washi tape.


Instead of coloring the lightbulb, I used a color swish from the Work of Art stamp set which added a nice glow.  Then I added another, longer color swish from the same set.  A few fun stars and a touch of washi and viola!  I really like how this turned out!

Challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge - Sticky Stuff (Washi) - 
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

Dee

Fun Stampers Journey Kit of the Month - June 2015

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, July 02, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hello!

So, my apologies that this post is late, there was a little confusion with the new catalog and new website and Kit of the Month subscriptions, so my kit was a bit late getting to me... but here it is for you to enjoy!

This month's kit has an extra special fun touch - using your own photos!!

How much fun!!

Here are all 4 cards that I've made so far:


The first card I did uses a photo that I took on my recent trip to Maui.  I absolutely adore the cute sunglass element that was included in the kit!


The second card I did uses a photo that I love of my little guy from a month or so ago.  He was blowing me kisses over a hot dog at Costco!  LOL!  Even though the elements that came with the kit were pink, I think they still look great with the photo of my boy!  Pink for Love, right?


This third card doesn't use a photo, but the sentiment is so much fun!  The circle piercing was pre-done for me, making this card so easy to put together!  This one uses 2 of the new colors of Silk from the new catalog - Pink Bubble Gum and Cool Pool Silk (although, I couldn't order the Cool Pool Silk because it sold out so fast, but I had something close that I used until I get my next order placed.)


Here's the last card, so glittery and sparkley and fun!  Lots of Journey Glaze on this one and I love the great new embossing folder!  The embossing and piercing were both pre-done for me!


Another month of FUN cards using the Fun Stampers Journey Kit of the Month!

If you haven't signed up for your Kits yet, go visit www.funstampersjourney.com/96 to get started!  You can also join us at Kristy's Bloomin' Journey on Facebook for great ideas and inspiration!

Thanks so much!
Dee

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cheer Up Buttercup!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, June 20, 2015 3 stamps of approval

Today's new challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends has 3 amazing sponsors with great prizes for you!

** Sponsor 1 **

** Sponsor 2 **

** Sponsor 3 **

Our theme is Anything Goes - so get crafting!

For my card, I've use an image from Enchanted Design Studio (via etsy) called "Hooty Love"


I had a bit of luck on my side with this one!  I had printed it out and taken it with me to a stamping class.  I usually have a bit of free time at class, so I thought I could get it colored while there.  I colored it all up and brought it home, but I had no idea what papers or sentiment or embellishments that I wanted to use!!  The luck comes in when I came across this patterned paper that matched my coloring perfectly!  Then, I found the sentiment among my stamps and thought it was perfect!  It's a simple layout, but I love how the added black makes the image and sentiment pop and the twine adds a touch of whimsy.  I hope you like this card as much as I do!

Come join in on our challenge, I'd love to see your creations and I hope you win a great prize from on of our generous sponsors!

Hugs,
Dee

Entering in a few fun challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - favorite technique (die cutting)

Addicted to Stamps - clean & simple




Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fun Stampers Journey - May Kit of the Month

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, May 28, 2015 2 stamps of approval
Hi!  It's Kit-of-the-Month Time! Yay!!

This month's Fun Stampers Journey kit from Kristy's Bloomin' Journey features a beautiful flower stamp set that is just a dream to color!

Here are the 4 cards that I made using the supplies provided in the kit and my favorite adhesive.


For the first card, I used Bronze Silk from Fun Stampers Journey instead of gold, because well... I don't have gold - yet.  :)  I love the simplicity of this card!


This second card, I only partially colored the flowers, because I was looking for a more watercolored effect.  Well, I didn't quite get that effect, but I like how it turned out!  I added a mat of black cardstock from my stash to this one, just to give a bit of a frame around the white focal image.


This one turned out beautifully, I think!  Again, bronze silk instead of gold.  I might have gotten a little too happy with the Confetti Sparkle on the flowers, but I love the way they shimmer in the light!


For the fourth card, I was a little more careful with the Confetti Sparkle!  Again, I just colored bits of the flowers, I thought it might be a bit overpowering if I colored them completely.  For this one, I added a gold shimmer spray that I had in my stash.. I need to get some Gold Silk from Fun Stampers Journey soon, though!


As I was driving home from my daughters softball practice tonight, I had an idea for another card I want to make with this stamp set... now I just need to find the time to do it and hope that the idea in my head translates to the real thing!

Thanks for visiting this month!  If you haven't signed up for your Kit-of-the-Month yet, I encourage you to visit Kristy's Bloomin' Journey and get signed up - you won't regret it!

Have fun stamping, friends!

Hugs,
Dee
 

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