Sunday, March 25, 2012

The 3 B's

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, March 25, 2012 5 stamps of approval

Our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week is The 3 B's - Such a fun combo to use and I had a lot of fun with it!  In fact, I made 2 cards this week, but I'll save one to share with you another day :)

Today, I've used a beautiful image from our sponsor Saturated Canary, this is Windy Day

Come join us this week for a chance to win 2 images from Saturated Canary!

Have Fun :)

More challenges:

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Drink Coffee......

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, March 18, 2012 2 stamps of approval
Why, Yes, I'd love some coffee!

I just love this sentiment!  So funny!

Our challenge for you at Stamptacular Sunday this week is:


Tell us how many buttons you've used and get an entry to win for every single one!  So, pile on those buttons!

I've used 3 - it seems I always use 3 of any embellishment... or groups of 3... 

We are sponsored by Bugaboo and Marianne Designs this week.  I've used one of Bugaboo's super fun Frame It images.  I love these image for a quick and fun card!  This is Stella - Drink Coffee and I love it!

Come play along this week, but don't forget your buttons!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Super Cupcake to the Rescue!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, March 16, 2012 9 stamps of approval
I went to the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention in Portland last weekend and picked up some new stamps... among many other fun things!  :)  This little cutie has found a home in my craftroom and I think she's going to fit right in!

Our challenge at Card Makin' Mamas this week is BUTTONS!  

We're sponsored by Digital Delights with a prize of a $5 gift certificate :)

Craft Us Crazy - Something Sweet
Do You Stack Up - Favorite Color (Pink!)
The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration (Pink Cupcakes)
Crafty Purple Frog - Pink & Girly

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Feelin' Lucky?

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, March 11, 2012 0 stamps of approval
Hi there!

Today's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is a fun and easy sketch for you!

We're sponsored by Mejlen's Designs and Whimsy Stamps this week - great prizes to go with a great sketch!

I can't wait to see your take on our sketch!
Have Fun!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Making of a Card by Dee

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 2 stamps of approval

Good Morning!!  Today is my special day to post something on our Meljen's Design Team and Challenge blog, so I've decided to make a card with you!  Grab a cup of java and settle in, this is going to be fun!

Everyone has their own way of composing a card.  Do you select the paper first, or color the image first?  Do you play it by ear or follow a sketch?  Do you look up the challenges and make it fit or make what feels right and enter the challenges later?

Personally, I like to do whatever comes to me at the time.  Today, I went downstairs to my craft room (one of these days, I'll give you a tour!) and sat at my desk.  My desk is an old dining room table that I got in the Ikea scratch and dent section many years ago and I love it!  It's huge and has room to keep most of the things that I use often within arms reach.  So, I sit at my desk and I look around... then I grab an image.  My Meljen's Designs images are all in a folder right next to my desk, so they are always handy and ready for me!

Today I grabbed Meljen's Designs "Bulldog's Bear", "Paw Print Frame" and some doggie sentiments that I had typed up some time ago.  Unfortunately, "Paw Print Frame" ended up waiting for another day.

Sometimes I will look for paper and color the image to match, and sometimes I will just color the image and find paper later.  That's what I did today, I was coloring a dog, so I figured I was pretty safe with just coloring him in dog colors.

Once he was mostly colored, I pulled out some paper that I wanted to use, so that I could decide what color I wanted his teddy bear to be.  I decided to pull the blue out of the paper.

Now, it's time to figure out shapes and placement.  I pulled out my Nestie Binder and started flipping through all of my sets, finally deciding on the octagon.

I cut out the bulldog on my Cuttlebug, ran it through again to give it the embossed edge and sponged some ink around him before removing the die.  I think I need some ribbon.... 

 Ah, that's better, some pretty blue ribbon.  Now that I have everything cut out and ready it's time for assembly!

 Gather the adhesives!!  I've got some dimensionals, my ATG gun and some scor-tape here, but I also used some glue dots for the bow.

Here are those glue dots, ready to add some blue baubles.  I also added some glitter with my Gelly Roll pen on the signature Meljen's doodles.

 Everytime I make a card and show my Hubby, he opens it up looking for something on the inside, so I always add a little something.  Hmmm... 

 Sometimes I can't stop adding things... 

And that's it!  Once I'm done, I bring the card upstairs, set it up on a piece of white posterboard on the dining room table and snap a photo!

I hope you enjoyed joining me on my card making journey today!  I had a lot of fun making this card, and taking photos along the way!

Have a wonderful day and I'll be seeing you again soon!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Doggie Love

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, March 04, 2012 0 stamps of approval
We're texting today at Stamptacular Sunday!  Any project that features some sort of text.. a phrase, a book page, a text stamp.. anything!

I've chosen a phrase that I've always loved about dogs.  I've always been a dog person!  I think this sentiment is so true, because every time I see a dog wag their tail, it's brings a smile to my heart, too!

Would you like to know exactly how I make a card?  Come back on Tuesday and I'll share with you step-by-step how this card came together!

This week we are sponsored by Marianne Design AND Delicious Doodles!

Come play along and give us your Text!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Card Makin' Mamas Goes GREEN

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, March 02, 2012 0 stamps of approval
March... Spring... St. Patrick's Day... GREEN!

Card Makin' Mamas wants to see some GREEN on your cards this week!

We are sponsored by Designed To Color, a new online magazine dedicated to coloring.  This amazing magazine is owned by my awesome friend, Carisa and she has done an amazing job!  She has always inspired me with her beautiful coloring!  

Come join us and show us your green at Card Makin Mamas!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Another Meljen's Sneak Peek

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, March 01, 2012 0 stamps of approval
Here's another card that I made using a brand new Meljen's Designs image that you can buy SOON!!  Tomorrow is the big day and all of the new images and new pre-colored images will be in the shop waiting for you!

Today I've used Sweet Sundae and the challenge color Orange

So cute and as always, so much fun to color!!


Missing You Mermaid

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, March 01, 2012 1 stamps of approval
I've been so busy lately that I've missed out on entering the challenges over at Saturated Canary and that makes me sad!  So, I made a point today of getting a shaped card done for their challenge!  Lucky for me, I had already colored up this image a few weeks ago, so it was ready to go!

More Challenges:
Saturated Canary - Shaped Cards - Oopsie!  I missed the deadline anyway!  Oh well!  :)


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