Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Party like an animal....


It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and we are taking a look at animals this week!  Our Challenges are always Anything Goes for all of your wonderful entries!  

Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!


My card is off to the following challenges: 
Aud Sentiments:  AG
Crafting from the Heart:  AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with a Critter
Brown Sugar Challenge:  Birthday

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Forever in Blue Jeans!


Our themes this month are all about COLOR! Every month we will present a new challenge over at Path of Positivity starring a color family!  Our color hues for January are BLUES!

As I said before, blue is my favorite color!  I love all shades of blue from the periwinkles to the turquoise to the denims!  Blue is the color of most of my favorite "stuff" including my favorite blue jeans!  Blue makes me think of my jeans and the beginning of riding season.  This tag sort of says it all for me:  horses, flowers, blue, and new grass coming in!  Perfect.  

These beautiful blue papers are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Naturally Cool Collection!  These papers are beautiful and so versatile.   

Since our themes are all colors this year, I've decided to make a tag for each month based on the color.  So, be sure to check in and see what the current color has inspired for my tag journal! 


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My first tag of the year is off to the following challenges:  
Corrosive Challenge:  AG
A Gem of a Challenge:  Cool in Blue
Crafty Friends Challenge:  New Beginnings (Starting a new Tag Series for 2018)
That's Crafty:  Feeling Blue
Simon Says Stamp:  Tag It

Our challenge this month is generously sponsored by 

 Thanks for stopping by; PoP on over to the challenge and see what the rest of the team is doing and share with us your thoughts, art, and inspirations!  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tic, Tac, Toe



The new optional twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Tic, Tac, Toe~ play along with the game board below if you like; it's the optional twist.   

I went for a Tic, Tac, Toe with:
Purple, Gems, Flower
or
Flower, Ribbon, Gold Embellishment
or 
Purple, Dry Embossing, Gold Embellishment


My image, Dot, is from our wonderful sponsor My Creative Scoop.  Be sure to check out all the classes and images Mindy has to offer.  Her coloring is beautiful and very inspiring!

This little sweetie is one of the free stamps available at My Creative Scoop.  I Copic colored her and added an embossed heart banner over the top.  I added a flower, ribbon, some gold flower puffy stickers, and a pearl gem.  

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Monstrous Valentine's Day!


Ok, are Pip and Ivy not the cutest couple out celebrating Valentine's Day?  I thought this would be the perfect Valentine for my guy since we're both a little weird.  Now, I know he follows my blog; so... Happy Valentine's Day, Kelly!   

Pip and Ivy are available as two separate clear stamp sets from Polkadoodles and they are the Stamps of the Month for January!  Each comes with his/her own little pet monster!  

*Please Note:  The Polkadoodles Warehouse is closed January 8-26, 2018; no physical goods will be shipped during that time.  All digital download orders will complete instantly.*

This is a larger card measuring 5 inches x 7 inches.  I started in Design Space and cut the house and path.  I cut some yellow cardstock to go behind to create the lights from inside.  I also cut the moon with the sentiment from Little Monsters Messages.  The moon was adhered with dimensional tape.  

I Copic colored Pip and Ivy.  The background layer was created using inks and and sponges.  

I added a few little hearts floating above, but I think the look in Pip's eyes says it all!  ;)

Pip and Ivy are off to the following challenges:  
Crafty Creations:  AG
City Crafter Challenge:  All You Need is Love
Unicorn Challenge:  AG

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Plans and Goals


It's all about New Years Goals, Plans, Ideas over at Cut It Up for this challenge!  

My goal for this year is to start some pre-school fun with Little Cass since she is turning 2 this month!  

I laminated the ABC Girl Flashcards from KittenScraps and used a piece from the ABC Journal Cards for the front of a box to house the letters and cards!  Material list below.

Laminating Sheets
Scrap cardstock for letters
Letter Shapes cut from:  KittenScraps Graduation Boy Kit
Box is modified from SVG Box shape


  
When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your ideas, goals, etc with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsor ~ KittenScraps 

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Puppy Love


The new optional twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is New Beginnings!  It seems everyone is getting new pups lately; so, my new beginning is Puppy Love! 

My image this week is from our wonderful sponsor My Creative Scoop.  Be sure to check out all the classes and images Mindy has to offer.  Her coloring is beautiful and very inspiring!

This Pup is one of the free stamps available at her site.  I Copic colored it and added it to the pretty pink plaid paper also available there!

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Romance ~ It's all about the Chemistry!




Happy New Year!  I can't believe we're already a week into 2018 and it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day!  

It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and we are Getting Romantic this week!  Our Challenges are always Anything Goes for all of your wonderful entries!  

This year my sister has a new guy in her life and I wanted to celebrate that with a special card!  Now, my sister is a science teacher (chemistry) and her guy works in a lab.  So, how perfect is this couple I put together from Work & Play Collection 12!  I paired them with some romantic papers from Work & Play Collection 9 Love & Kisses.  I love the papers in this collection as well as the fun digis and ephemera!  


I also got a new toy for Christmas...The Little Darlings Magical Slider Card Die Cuts.  This is such a fun Die Set and I couldn't wait to try it.  I used it a little differently since I didn't stamp a clear window; I simply made a sliding front.  

Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!
You can see how it slides below!  Just click the arrow.


My card is off to the following challenges: 

Allsorts Challenge:  New (New Die Set!)
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG
Classic Design Team:  AG
TTCRD:  AG
Colour Crazy Challenge:  AG
Die Cut Divas:  Use something New  (New Die Set)

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Blue Porcelain


It's the first PoP posting of the year and we have some fun planned for this year!  It's all about COLOR! Every month we will present a new challenge over at Path of Positivity starring a color family!  Our color hues for January are BLUES!

When I saw this Peek-A Boo Kitty, I couldn't help but think of the blue porcelain cats.  I decided I wanted to try this Zentangle-type masterpiece from Scribbles!  Here are some pics of blue porcelain kitties from the internet.  Love these adorable kitties!

        

                        

Now, I must admit, blue is my favorite color!  I love all shades of blue from the periwinkles to the turquoise to the denims!  Blue is the color of my favorite "stuff":  jeans, water, porcelain kitties, cornflowers, my Trail Blazer, my saddle blanket, even my favorite ruler is blue!  

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I started with the kitty image and colored with Copics.  I chose to go with blues and blue/greens to achieve a bit more variety in my kitty as well as use the Copics I have on hand. I turned to a beautiful piece of blue paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Naturally Cool Kit!

My kitty is off to the following challenges:  
Make My Monday:  Blue and White
Simon Says:  Winter Blues
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with a Critter
Card Mania:  Monchromatic 

Our challenge this month is generously sponsored by 

 Thanks for stopping by; PoP on over to the challenge and see what the rest of the team is doing and share with us your thoughts, art, and inspirations!  

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Shaker Tag



The new optional twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Shake Your Confetti~ we want to see shakers!   

My image this week is from our wonderful sponsor My Creative Scoop.  Be sure to check out all the classes and images Mindy has to offer.  Her coloring is beautiful and very inspiring!

This no-line Unicorn is one of the free stamps available at her site.  I Copic colored it and added some silver stars for a magical tag for a January birthday gift!  The grey polka dot paper is also available at My Creative Scoop.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Be Happy...!


I love this quote and it inspired me to make this piece for my desk!  It is so true, life is made up of many moments, and I want to strive to make them all happy!

This paper collection and quote are from Polkadoodles Lil Miss Sugarpops.  I used corrugated cardboard from an old box and topped it with one of the pocket letter cards sized up to about 3 1/2 x 5 inches.  

The star of my 2018 reminder piece is Miss Winnie Chic!  I am so enjoying the fun that comes with all the variety I can create with her!  Today I have her in a little country spring frock.  Yesterday, she was skating through frigid temps...you can see here HERE!  Wonder what she'll wear tomorrow...

Winnie is taking her happiness to the following challenges:  

Always fun Challenges: Something New (Miss Winnie Chic Die Cuts)
Use Your Stuff:  What you're working on
We Love to Create:  Mixed Media

May you all live every moment of 2018 in happiness!  


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!


There's nothing more fun than creating with new "toys" for the New Year!  Today, I was playing with the new Winnie Chic Craft Die from Polkadoodles!  She is absolutely delightful and I have found I can die cut her little dress to make several different outfits!  This may call for a video later this week!  

The printed snowflakes and skates are from Polkadoodles Winnie in Winterland.  The blue background cut is from Winnie in Wonderland and the pink is from Work and Play Music.  Snowflake dies are from my stash.

Polkadoodles Papers are as listed:
Card Base:  Winnie Special Moments
Pink:  Love and Kisses
Blue:  Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles
Skater dress:  Lil Miss Sugar Pops

Miss Winnie Chic is skating off to the following challenges: 
Crafty Friends Challenge:  For a Girl or Lady
4 Crafty Chics:  Glitter (on Snowflakes)
Double D Challenges:  Mood board (I chose the skates & snow)


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Friday, December 29, 2017

Calendar


The new theme over at Cut It Up is Calendar! I love calendars and have several all over the house and barn.  I have them in book, computer, and decorative hanging forms.  Some are functional, others are more artistic....I guess I'm just a calendar nerd!

This particular calendar is for my craft room to keep track of ideas for challenges, photos, projects, etc.  I got this dry erase memo board from Amazon; you can find it HERE.  I really like it since it's magnetic, dry erase, and has a cork border!  There is a lot to do with this board!  

I used magnetic strips to back the pieces and I can move them around the board.  I cut the different month names; they are also on magnets and can be easily changed!  Important notes can be stuck to the borders with tacks, written on the board and later erased, or stuck under the magnets!  

I went into Cricut Design Space and found the calendar grid and month names in the Days and Dates.  The little pieces are from the Polkadoodles Journal/Planner Pages Lil Miss Collection.  

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to show us your calendar ideas ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsor ~ Heartfelt Creations.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

AG at TT


The new optional twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Anything Goes.   

My image this week is from our wonderful sponsor A Day for Daisies.  Be sure to check out all their adorable images.  Looks like they have some new holiday images in the shop!

I had this precious Elephant Raining Love Digi in my stash; I added the heart in Cricut Design Space along with my sentiment.  A little simple coloring, a few gems, and background papers is all it took for the sweet little card for any loving occasion!  

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Out of this World!



Look who's beamed down for the New Year!  The Little Monsters are coming down for holiday parties!

This PRE-COLORED Little Monster Digi is ready to join all his friends!   There are so many fun sentiments in the Little Monsters Messages Digi Download, you'll never be at a loss for words!  The entire download is full of great papers, sentiments, PRE-COLORED and BLACK & WHITE digis,,,, lots of monstrous fun!

I'm sure these Monsters will be partying into 2018!  

Be sure to check in at the Polkadoodles FaceBook page for Monster loads of inspiration and fun!

Thanks for dropping by!  No looking for monsters under the bed...they're at Polkadoodles!  

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Monsters!


Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!  The Little Monsters are definitely having a festive time at their Monster Mash!  

This PRE-COLORED Little Monster Digi is Dohh and he is ready to party with all his friends!   I put together the background paper with different digis from the collection and left them Black & White so Dohh would get all the attention!  hee hee  There are so many fun sentiments in the Little Monsters Messages Digi Download, you'll never be at a loss for words! 

I'm sure these Monsters will be partying into 2018!  

They are taking their party to the following challenges:

Be sure to check in at the Polkadoodles FaceBook page for Monster loads of inspiration and fun!

Thanks for dropping by!  No looking for monsters under the bed...they're at Polkadoodles!