Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A tentative return

Hello - It's obviously been forever since I posted here. Somewhere along the way I lost my interest in coloring. I was just coloring and creating because I felt like I needed to. Don't get me wrong... I have still been crafting just not making cards or coloring. 

The whole while though, I was following along (mostly through facebook) with the coloring community. Then one day I saw tons of people joining the Kit and Clowder page, so naturally I had to look at it too. It looked interesting but hey, I wasn't into coloring anymore.  And then... I saw what people were posting and the positive but helpful feedback they were getting. It was intriguing.  So a couple of months later I joined the Skin and Hair class. I am not yet through lesson one, but my interest in coloring (and coloring well) has come back. I am very greatful for this! It will take time for sure, but that is ok. 

Even though I hadn't coloring I was still collecting digis... bad habit I know! The Time for Tea digis are so adorable and perfect to put on a card to send to my little niece who has moved so many, many miles away.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hearts & Butterflies

This card was made using the It's Your Day stamp set from CTMH. If you would like to get additional details on the exact items from CTMH that I used please >>>click here <<<< to go to my CTMH only blog. 

I wanted this to be fun and bright  and I think it hit the mark!
The butterflies are popped up a bit to add some dimension - so they look a bit more like they might fly away.  That's actually kind of a happy thought... chevron-ed patterned butterflies floating through the air....

Challenged Entered:
Flutter By Wednesday's Use Your Favorite Color with your butterfly or fairy (purple)
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Winged Things

Monday, September 10, 2012

Harvest Banner

I love the colors and the sparkle in this banner.  It brings fall to life in my house.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Love You Owlways

sorry for the not so great  pic...

This sweet little owl was made for my sweet little niece.  
I used a paper-piecing pattern from the Silhouette designs store.  After fusing the various fabrics to Wonder-Under I cut them out on my Cameo on the fabric setting.  Then I simply fused the pieces together, zigzagged them together and sewed up the owl. I think it turned out pretty darn cute! 

I want to say thanks to my friend Nadine for inspiring me to make an owl in the first place! :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ice Cream and Pickles

I love this image from Saturated Canary ~ she looks so sweet!
The card is based on last weeks sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch.
I colored her with Copics and the paper is from Bo Bunny ~ Ambrosia.
Two of the layers were embossed in the cuttlebug 
and the the sparklies are actually popped up on pop dots. 

She will be headed for the mailbox soon as a belated baby shower gift. :)

Challenges Entered:
Celebrate the Occasion ~ Just Because - must use pink
Use It Tuesday ~ Anything Goes - Hoarded Supplies - Bling Buttons

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Birthday Wishes

This card features an image from MayzyArt.
Have you heard of her yet?  If not go check out her images!
They are great!
I have several that are colored just waiting to be put on cards.

I am not sure what collection this paper is from, but the sentiment stamp is from PMS

Have a great day!
Smiles ~ Brandi

Challenges Entered:
Love to Create ~ Birthday
Sir Stampalot ~ Happy Birthday
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Whole Flock

To say this way a highly irregular Easter would not be an exaggeration at all.
Not Easter egg hunts or visits to nieces or nephews.
No family dinner.
There was time spent with family... in an odd place true, but because it was Easter we need a bit of brightness and color.  So these happy little Easter chicks were quickly cut out on my Silhouette yesterday morning and then assembled on the car ride to Portland. 
They held Easter eggs full of candy and brought smiles to faces.
And that was nice.

Hoping you had a special Easter.

Smiles ~ Brandi

Monday, April 2, 2012

Crystal Rose

I have a card to share! Finally! :) 
This card features Crystal Rose by Victoria Case for SCACD.  She was stamped with Desert Sand Memento Ink and then colored with Copics.  It is was way harder to color without the black outlines.  I'm not sure if I will even attempt coloring this way again unless I really am looking for a challenge!  The clouds and the grass were sponged on around her and the butterfly's were sponged as well.  They are from my Martha Stewart punch. The layout was kept fairly simple as I wanted the image to be the star of the show. 

Challenges Entered:
Our Creative Corner ~ How Green is your Spring
Joyful Stamper ~ Inspire Me Friday
Colour Create ~ Deep Purple, Bright Green and Cream

Monday, February 13, 2012

Top Secret Valentine Mission

This owl is on a Mission! 
To deliver Valentine treats and wishes!

Isn't he the cutest thing? I have been really racking my brain trying to come up with a cute (but not too cute!) V-day card for my 11 year old nephew.  This is what I came up with.  Hopefully a camouflage owl will make him smile.

All of the paper is cardstock cut with Spellbinders and/or embossed with my cuttlebug.  The darling owl stamp is from The Craft's Meow and the bracket is from Jillibean Soup. 

Challenges Entered:
The Craft's Meow ~ Sketch Challenge
Digi Doodle Shop ~ For the Boys
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Where the Boys Are

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love You Most!

My card was directly inspired by this card on the Deconstructing Jen blog.  I did not realize how my brain had hooked on to her card until after I made my card... then while be-bopping around in Pintrest I saw Jen's card again.  Whoops! So while I still want to post the card I made I have to give a shout out to Jen for inspiring my subconscious completely! You rock lady! :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

The image is Wryn (again!) from Tiddly Inks
Paper is by WRMK 

Challenges Entered:
Allsorts Challenge ~ Free and Easy February 
Cute Card Thursday ~ Pink Valentine
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Love is in the Air