Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shannon' Sentiments #24- Handmade Embellies/Flowers

It's time for another great challenge this week at Shannon's Sentiments and our wonderful host this week is guest designer Denise Perringill. Our challenge this week as to make a handmade flower or embellishment. 
I created this beauty for the Case Study challenge this week using the wonderfully talented Silke Ledlow as inspiration.  The sentiment I have used this week is from the Follow Your Dreams set.

You have just two more days to sign up for the Design Team call. You can find all the details at this post.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Case Study- see card to case
Do You Stack Up- make it pop


Friday, April 29, 2011

SCS Virtual Stamp Night & Sketch Saturday

I have been playing along with the challenges over at SCS Virtual Stamp Night and this one is for one called Pretty Polly.  We were to use the traditional colors of a parrot.  This image is courtesy of The Stamping Boutique from the Birthday Set and I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday. I distressed the edges of the image and added some sparkle with my white Spica pen to bow and sparkles around image.  Then I added some cute little CTMH bling.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday- sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity- anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays- anything goes
Paper Cutz- anything goes
AI Factory- anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop- anything goes
Moving Along With the Times- anything goes
Little Miss Muffet- die or punches
Wags 'n Whiskers- die or punch
Deligthful Challenges- distressing
4 Crafty Chicks- distressing

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Royal Wedding Card

Everyone is gearing up for the "BIG" Royal Wedding this week, so us DT gals over at The Stamping Boutique are hosting a little party at their SNR group.  
This is my sample for challenge #3 which was to use the Royal colors- red,white, and blue of course.
I have used the sketch from Papertake Weekly and the image is courtesy of The Stamping Boutique called car. I used a couple different embossing folders, the small hearts on white is a Cuttlebug folder and larger hearts on red/blue is a Sizzix folder.

I am entering this card in the following challenges also:
A Spoon Full of Sugar- All Things Royalty
Party Time Tuesdays- anything goes
Craft Your Passion-show us your layers
Crafty Cardmakers-Royal wedding-use red/white/blue and/or wedding creation
(10 challenge max)The Pixie Cottage- Royal Wedding
Stampin' for the Weekend-wedding
Fab 'n Funky- red/white/blue (10 challenge max)

Cooking It Up With Katie #59

Another challenge day over at Cooking It Up With Katie and this week we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish, prize up for grabs this week is 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice. Now isn't that a great reason to play along with us this week!

Our challenge this week is as follows:
Use some Ribbons, Include a Tag (or two!), & Finish with a Bow!
For my card I chose to work with this darling image called Flowers For Mom
which I have colored with Copics.  Now you cannot see in picture, but all the stars are also colored with Gold Lame Smooch to give a little sparkle. Centers of flowers are some bling from $1 section at Michael's, papers and ribbon all from my stash!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Challenge Masters Stamping Challenge-(use flowers on your image) Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle- tagalicious 
Paper Romance-tags 
Going Grey-flowers
C.R.A.F.T.- flowers 
AI Factory- flowers in bloom

Monday, April 25, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles-Here Comes The Bride


This week the team is celebrating the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29. Our sponsor for this challenge is The Crafty Pad Designs and the winner will receive two images of their choice from The Crafty Pad Designs store.


I don't make wedding cards ever, so I dug deep into my stash to use a few things that have been collecting dust.  The cake is created using a Sizzix embossing folder which I inked with CTMH Hollyhock ink, then I cut out layers and popped them up on a second image I embossed.  The hearts are colored with Taffy Smooch and then embossing with Ranger holographic powder.  The ribbon has been calling my name for quite a while from my ribbon collection!  I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder as well!


Make sure to head on over and check out what rest of team has created here!  I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion- show us your layers 
Crafty Cardmakers- wedding creation
Die Cut Dreams- wedding 
Make it Monday- anything goes

Sunday, April 24, 2011

365 Cards Sketch Sunday

Shannon's Sentiments is sponsoring the challenges this week over at 365 Cards and I have created a samples for Sunday Sketch.  I have been wanting to use this Sizzix texture plate I had called "Encouraging Phrases" from the Cancer Awareness set my friend picked up for me some time ago. After I embossed my paper, I inked it a little using CTMH Hollyhock ink.  The cute little ribbon image is from the "Awareness Ribbons set" and I have colored it with Copic RV14 and then added some Ranger holographic embossing powder to make it sparkle!  Check out the challenges this week and come join the fun!

I am entering this in the following challenges:


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments A-B-C Challenge

What is an A-B-C Challenge you may ask?  Well it's "Anything but a Card" so today I have created a bookmark. I made this bookmark using the banner from the "Shout Out set" and added a quote I found online, so I thought what would be more perfect for ribbon at top but the tape from "Days Gone By set."
Head on over to Shannon's Sentiments to see what other fun creations the design team created this week!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day Blog Hop

In honor of Earth Day we are having a blog hop at Shannon's Sentiments, if you have come here from Cindy's blog you are on the right track. If not please start at store blog here.

Our challenge for you is to use scraps on your project, if you are like me you have tons lying around. One lucky person who comments on all blogs along the hop will receive an image or set from store.

Currently my computer is down due to severe storms so I cannt upload pic of my card, so please leave me a comment about somehing you plan to do in honor of Earth Day.


Now head on over to Denise's blog to see her creation.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cooking It Up With Katie #58

It's challenge day again over at Cooking It Up With Katie and we are sponsored this week by Stamping Dragon Designs.  Our challenge ingredients this week are: 
Start with Flowers, Make it for a Lady, and Finish with a little(or a lot of) Pink.
I have used all sorts of fun new things on my card this week.  The papers are from CTMH and inked with CTMH desert sand ink.  I have used Kraft cardstock for my card base.  The image is colored using Copics and I have colored the butterflies using my new Taffy Smooch.  I outlined the frame around image with my black Spica.  I added a few flowers I made using my Die-Namics mini rose die and CTMH pearls for centers.
I am entering this card in the following  challenges:  
Everybody Art-pearls (centers of my flowers)
Going Grey with Scrap Creations- use a digital image
Ladybug Crafts Ink- anything goes
Simply Scrapping Crafts- pink, white, green
Top Tip Tuesday- open challenge
Cupcake Craft-lots of layers
Incy Wincy- bright and bold
Karen's Doodles- lots of layers
Make It Monday-anything goes
Nettie G- color your fave digi
My Partner in Crafting Crime-inspiration photo (I chose pink, white, & green)
Crafts and Me- pink & sweet
Flutter By Wednesday- open challenge
Whoopsi Daisy- free & easy

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments Challenge #22

It's challenge time again at Shannon's Sentiments and is our hostess this week Shannon and she would like too see Easter projects.  The sentiment I used is from Easter Time set and the image is is from the new release set called Spring Branch Mini set. I added some CTMH bling to centers of flowers , which are colored with copics (R81/83/85).
To play along, just add your post link to the Mr. Linky widget on the sidebar for the April challenges on Shannon's Sentiments blog. Mr. Linky will close for the month on Friday, May 6th at 11:59pm EST. Please don't include your link in just the comments....for fear it will get lost along the way and not counted toward the monthly prizes.

 The rules are the same as always.....
At the end of the month one $10 gift certificate to the Sentiments store will be given to one random winner picked from all participants each month. There will also be one free image ($3 value) given to the one player that participates the most each month. Rules:
1) You are encouraged to use an image from Shannon's Sentiments, but it's not required. (Check out the many freebies available at the store.)
2) Each player may contribute as many entries as they'd like for each challenge.
3) Blog posts must be linked back to the challenge post with your actual blog post, not your general blog link, or gallery link using the Mr. Linky widget. Links included in the comments section only will not be included in the monthly drawing.
4) Your entry must be new art created for this challenge. You can combine it with other challenges.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday

Isn't this adorable the cutest thing?  I found this is my huge digi collection and
it's called Owl Birthday from Squigglefly.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges- things with wings
AI Factory-Party animal
Sketchy Colors- turquoise, purple green
Crafty Purple Frog-texture & ribbon
Crafts and Me- ribbon
DDH Challenges- stitches
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT-celebration
House That Stamps Built- child's birthday+embossing
Aud Sentiments Challenge- anything goes
Make It Monday-anything goes

Release Day @ Shannon's Sentiments


It's New Release Day today and I hope you have enjoyed all the sneak peeks over the last 3 days.  Today we are hosting a blog hop that will be starting at 6am EST and your 1st stop is "Shannon's Sentiments" blog. If you came here from Michelle's blog you are one the right track, if not head back over to
store blog to start hopping.

For my card above I have used images from the "Follow Your Dreams Set" which is just in time for all those graduations coming up.  I chose the inspiration quote above and then paired it with the "Class of 2011" sentiment as well as the diploma image.  I have used the sketch from 4 Crafty Chicks this week as well.  Don't you love that Tiger paper? I picked it up at Archiver's a couple years ago because it just so happens our school uses the MU Tiger.
For this card I have used two images "Floral Frame" and have added a sentiment from the 
"Mother's Day"add-on set. I have paper pieced my image and then added some sparkle using my Spica pens.

I hope you will join us tonight for a chat at our CDAC group page at 8pm EST! Also we are having a Special Release Sale, just use sale code: AprRel20 for 20% off -- Good from the 15th thru the 22nd.

Now head on over to our guest designer Denise's blog to see her wonderful creation!

Blog Hop order in case you lose your way:

Sentiments Storefront - http://shannonssentimentsstorefront.blogspot.com/
Kapree Clark - http://kc-consultant.blogspot.com/
Cindy Groh - http://cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com/
Michelle Single - http://wannastamp.blogspot.com
Christy Dillman - http://christyszaneycreations.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer - Denise Pettingill - http://myinkimprint.blogspot.com/
Shannon Hawkins - Owner - http://shannonssentiments.blogspot.com
link to store - http://sentimentsstore.myshopify.com/

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments Preview Day

It's time for the "Shannon's Sentiments" April release preview day #2!!!

Today we're featuring the Lighthouse, Pier and Floral Frame images along with the Mother's Love Add-On set and the Father's Love Add-On set. The full sets with a blog hop will be starting at 6am EST on April 15th at the "Shannon's Sentiments" blog. We will also be hosting a chat at our CDAC group page at 8pm EST on the 15th as well.

The design team call is still open until the 1st. I hope you'll all apply!!!

We also have a guest designer challenge going on that you'll want to check out and participate in. The deadline to enter is the 18th, so hurry and link up your project.

I am having a FABULOUS time combining the new Shannon's Sentiments images, I love how they compliment each other so nicely.  Today I have used the "floral frame" image and combined it with a sentiment from the "Mother's Day add-on" set.  I have once again paper-pieced the flower image to add layers.  Now I know you cannot see it in my photo because My camera battery is dead and I cannot find where I put the charger, so I had to take this with my phone and lighting is horrible.  So you cannot see the extra detail I added using my spica pens (clear and black) to add a little sparkle to my image!

Check out what some of our other design team members have created using these images.

Shannon Hawkins

Cindy Groh

Michelle Single

Christy Dillman

Denise Pettingill - Guest Designer

We'll see you again tomorrow for the last set of previews.

Cooking It Up With Katie #57


 This week at Cooking It Up With Katie we have a recipe challenge and are sponsored by Gingerloft who kindly provided us with images to use.  I chose to work with dragonfly image and immediately thought oriental.  I wish you could see these papers in person as they are much more vibrant, for some reason this card just did not photograph well at all.

The recipe this week is a great one!

Start with 1 image, Add 2 Patterned Papers, &
Finsh with 3 Embellishments (either 3 in total or 3 different types)

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments Preview Day

It's finally time for the "Shannon's Sentiments" April release!!! . This month we're switching things up a bit from the releases we've done the past few months. This month we'll be releasing 7 large individual images along with 4 Add-On sets, 1 mini set, and 1 full set.

Today we're starting out featuring the Chaise Lounge with Umbrella and Potting Bench images along with the Summertime Add-On set and the Spring Branch mini set. The full sets with a blog hop will be starting at 6am EST on April 15th at the "Shannon's Sentiments" blog. We will also be hosting a chat at our CDAC group page at 8pm EST on the 15th as well.

The design team call is still open until the 1st. I hope you'll all apply!!!
We also have a guest designer challenge going on that you'll want to check out and participate in. The deadline to enter is the 18th, so hurry and link up your project.

The one thing I love about Shannon's Sentiments is the pairing of images with a saying/sentiment, which I have once again done on my card.  First I combined 3 images to create my scene- chaise lunge with umbrella, sun, and saying using Paint.net I decided to paper piece my image, both the umbrella and cushion/pillow on chair are done this way.  I then used my sponge dauber and CTMH juniper ink to ink edges and soften the area behind the image.  Lots of layers and some more inking to make this wonderful card complete!

Check out what some of our other design team members have created using these images.
Denise Pettingill - Guest Designer

I am entering this in the following  challenges:
Make It Monday- anything goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime-layers
Paper Playtime- Weather
Woodware USA-anything goes
Catch the Bug-4 or more layers
GuyLou's-use an umbrella
Cute Card Thursday-totally tropical
Delightful Challenge- sun,sea, sand

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles #62

It's all about "cute and cuddly" critters for this week's challenge at Kaboodle Doodles.  Once again we have a wonderful sponsor Digital Delights who is offer a $10 voucher for their store.

Sorry for horrible lighting on my card, but my camera battery was dead so had to use my phone.  When I saw this adorable giraffe I knew I wanted to use him for challenge!  I printed him on CTMH buttercup cardstock and then added some highlights with Copic Y17.  I colored the spots with E29 and then added some brown sparkly fluff to each spot. I also printed the image on white after added the text to image using Paint.net and then added my yellow layers of giraffe.  I used my Cuttlebug folder inked with chestnut roan to create the yellow/brown embossed piece.

I will be entering this in following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T.-animals
Crafty Catz-embossing
OSAAT-new baby

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments Challenge #21


It's challenge time again at Shannon's Sentiments and is our hostess this week Kapree and she would like us to an animal on our projects.  I just love this chick image from the Easter Time set, it is so versatile and can be used for all kinds of occasions.  I have done something a little different this week and combined 3 images together.

I started by opening my Paint.net program and inserting the pocket banner from Shout Out set, I then added the next layer which was my chicks.  I resized them and flipped the smaller one, then I added my sentiment (also from Easter Time set). Once I saved my new image together, I inserted it in to a word document and colored the image yellow.  I then changed the color to blue so I could paper piece my chicks, added a little Copic YR04 for beaks.  The paper is new stack my friend Heather got me for my birthday, she got it at Big Lots and it's from G.C.D. Studios.  Some ribbon and a little bling to finish it off!

Now head on over to the blog here to see what rest of team has done! Don't forget to sign up for our customer blog hop on the 22nd, all the details can be found here. We also have a design team call going on. You can find all the details at this post.


To play along, just add your post link to the Mr. Linky widget on the sidebar for the April challenges on Shannon's Sentiments blog. Mr. Linky will close for the month on Friday, May 6th at 11:59pm EST. Please don't include your link in just the comments....for fear it will get lost along the way and not counted toward the monthly prizes.

 The rules are the same as always.....
At the end of the month one $10 gift certificate to the Sentiments store will be given to one random winner picked from all participants each month. There will also be one free image ($3 value) given to the one player that participates the most each month. Rules:
1) You are encouraged to use an image from Shannon's Sentiments, but it's not required. (Check out the many freebies available at the store.)
2) Each player may contribute as many entries as they'd like for each challenge.
3) Blog posts must be linked back to the challenge post with your actual blog post, not your general blog link, or gallery link using the Mr. Linky widget. Links included in the comments section only will not be included in the monthly drawing.
4) Your entry must be new art created for this challenge. You can combine it with other challenges.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cooking It Up With Katie #56

Isn't Mr' Crab just simple adorable?  He is a FREEBIE over at Digis With Attitude, who just so happens to be our challenge sponsor this week at Cooking It Up With Katie.  Our challenge recipe this week is " monochromatic, die-cuts, and scallops."

I decided to work with my fave color red and found these great Basci Grey papers in my stash.  I used my Stampin' Up border punch to create the small scalloped strip and then added a little ribbon and button.  The image is triple layered using Nesties- Labels Five set. I inked everything using CTMH Cocoa Ink, sentiment is computer generated.  I printed the image, colored it with Copic R46, and then covered it with sparkly fluff.  I outlined all the lines using my Copic multi-liner.
Come join us on the challenge and see what rest of team has created!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments Challenge #20- Use an Oval

It's challenge time again at Shannon's Sentiments and is our hostess this week Cindy and she wouled like to an oval on out projects.  Can you find my oval (s)?  I did something a little different as I wanted to use this sentiment from the Spring Time set, so I created my little flower using ovals.  I punched ovals with my Stampin' Up punch and then folded them in half to create a half flower.  Added button for center and "ta da" we have a flower.  Now head on over to the blog here to see what rest of team has done!


To play along, just add your post link to the Mr. Linky widget on the sidebar for the April challenges on Shannon's Sentiments blog. Mr. Linky will close for the month on Friday, May 6th at 11:59pm EST. Please don't include your link in just the comments....for fear it will get lost along the way and not counted toward the monthly prizes.










The rules are the same as always..... At the end of the month one $10 gift certificate to the Sentiments store will be given to one random winner picked from all participants each month. There will also be one free image ($3 value) given to the one player that participates the most each month. Rules:









1) You are encouraged to use an image from Shannon's Sentiments, but it's not required. (Check out the many freebies available at the store.)









2) Each player may contribute as many entries as they'd like for each challenge.









3) Blog posts must be linked back to the challenge post with your actual blog post, not your general blog link, or gallery link using the Mr. Linky widget. Links included in the comments section only will not be included in the monthly drawing.









4) Your entry must be new art created for this challenge. You can combine it with other challenges.