Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Add some Ribbon





The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Put a Ribbon on It.   
Our sponsor this month is Papercraftinwitherica.com who is with Fun Stampers Journey.  She was so kind to provide each of us with beautiful papers, a stamp, and other goodies!   

Now this is some fun, bright paper!  Love the black and white stripe behind it, too!

The stamp is an inspiring verbiage stamp called You Are and you can see it here!  I've promised every week you would see the entire stamp and here it is!  It is sort of a subway style stamp and I love it!  There are just so many ways to use it.  Here I went for an Ombre Effect starting with the yellow and working down to the red.  

I adhered all the pieces and I finished it off with ribbon and a gem from my stash.       

Our optional twist is to add ribbon, but remember it is always Anything Goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July



What fun to start thinking about Christmas and Polkadoodles has some wonderful Christmas digis, stamps, and papers!  For my Christmas in July tag, I used the digi Winter Fox from the Winnie in Winterland collection. The tag shape is from Winnie in Wonderland Tags.

My tag you is off to the following challenges: 

TTCRD:  AG
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas:  AG Christmas w/use a die cut
Dragonfly Journeys:  Christmas in July


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!  

Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas over at Cut It Up


The new theme over at Cut It Up is Christmas in July!  So fun to work on Christmas and get a head start on the holidays ahead!

Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe; I used the Christmas Card Fun file for my card cute, envelope, and sentiment!  This file has everything you need for holiday cards/tags.  

All of the paper was older paper from my stash.  The blue shimmer trim is from CTMH, but it might also be retired!  

When you visit the blog, check out the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share your fun patriotic project ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize for our sponsor Heartfelt Creations!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!


Yes, it certainly is looking festive over at Polkadoodles!  If you haven't seen the new Christmas Stamp release, you are in for a treat.  On top of those beautiful Christmas stamps, there is a Pre-order Stamp of the Month.  

Let me introduce you to Winnie Christmas Wreath!  She is adorable and comes with a Bonus Robin Stamp. 

  Winnie is off to visit some challenges:  
TTCRD:  AG
ABC Christmas Challenge:  N is for New (New stamp)
Fab'n'Funky:  Shaped

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Christmas in July!!  Be sure to stop by Polkadoodles and check out all the festive Christmas stamps and papers!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shape that Card!



The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Shaped Card.   

It's always fun to abandon the rectangle/square once in a while an do something a little different! 

Our sponsor this month is Papercraftinwitherica.com who is with Fun Stampers Journey.  She was so kind to provide each of us with beautiful papers, a stamp, and other goodies!   

When I saw this stars & stripes paper and western bandana pattern paper, I immediately thought of the American Quarter Horse.  I have been working with a first year 4-H'r and this card is for her when she shows her horse next week!  

I started in Design space and cut the card base and horseshoes.  I heat embossed the horseshoes and stuck red gems from my stash on them.  ~ No, none of my horses have red gems on their shoes.  I took some artistic license here!  Please, don't mention this to my farrier!  ;) ~  


The stamp is an inspiring verbiage stamp called You Are and you can see it here!  I only wanted 3 of the words, so I did some masking to get the sentiment I wanted.  A stamp like this can give you many options for multiple uses!  You will see the entire stamp later in the month.

I adhered all the pieces and I finished it off with some wooden stars from Fun Stampers Journey.    

Our optional twist is Shaped Card, but remember it is always Anything Goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sweet Thank You!


The Digi Choosday DT is sharing Thank You's this week.  What better way to say thank you than with some ice cream!  

All of the papers, sentiment and digi are from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles Collection.  The envelope paper is from the same collection but the pattern (with a bit of modification) is from Lil Miss Sugarpops 1 or Sugarpops 2.   If you would like to see how I made this envelope in Cricut Design Space, just view the video below!


My thank you is off to the following challenges: 
Angie's Digital Stamps:  AG with optionalRed, White, Blue
TTCRD:  AG
Pile It On:  Primary Colors


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!  

Friday, July 7, 2017

Another Little Polkadoodler!



Hey, have you heard?  Polkadoodles is sponsoring The Mini Polkadoodlers Summer Holiday Challenge!! 

This is a great way to get the kiddos crafting during their summer holiday.  This fun challenge runs from 3rd July - 3rd of September, 2017.  Come join in the fun!! 

Age groups and links for posting are listed below and there will be a prize for each group chosen at random.







 Today’s Mini Polkadoodler DT is Cass from the US!  Cass is just shy of 18 months old.  She chose to use one of the new Sugarpops images:  Lil Miss Mermaid Dolphin.  She wants to add, she did have help with all cutting (since she's not allowed any scissors yet), gluing (since Nana is not foolish), and gems were very closely supervised!!  However, all the lovely pencil work is hers!  ; )

Thanks for sharing with us!

Cass is sharing with the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Include a Critter

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Mini Polkadoodlers Challenge


Hey, have you heard?  Polkadoodles is sponsoring The Mini Polkadoodlers Summer Holiday Challenge!! 

This is a great way to get the kiddos crafting during their summer holiday.  This fun challenge runs from 3rd July - 3rd of September, 2017.  Come join in the fun!! 

Age groups and links for posting are listed below and there will be a prize for each group chosen at random.


 Today’s Mini Polkadoodler DT is Lucy from the US!  She chose to use one of the "pre-colored fitting room backgrounds" and add a watercolored image Scooting Around from Horace and Boo.  Great water colored image, Lucy!

Thanks for sharing with us!

Lu is sharing with the following challenges:
TTCRD:  AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Include a Critter
Outlawz:  Twisted Thursday:  AG/No Twist


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Inchies!


The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Inchies.  

Now, this was a new concept for me.  I had to ask my talented teamies about this.  Of course, Jean was quick to rescue me!  haha  inchies are just that, 1 inch squares.  I went to Pinterest to get an idea of what others were doing with this idea and found lots of inspiration.  

Our sponsor this month is Papercraftinwitherica.com who is with Fun Stampers Journey.  She was so kind to provide each of us with beautiful papers, a stamp, and other goodies!  

I chose to use some inchies cut from the delightful country themed paper for this tag.  The paper is double sided; so that gave me the option of the quilted look for the top and bottom.  

The stamp is an inspiring verbiage stamp called You Are and you can see it here!  I only wanted 3 of the words, so I did some masking and cutting to get the sentiment I wanted.  A stamp like this can give you many options for multiple uses!  You will see the entire stamp later in the month.

I finished it off with some gems, ribbon, and burlap from my stash.    

Our optional twist is Inchies, but remember it is always Anything Goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July 4 DS





Since we celebrate the 4th of July today in the US,  I thought this was the perfect image for a little holiday treat tag!  I used pre-colored elements from the Polkadoodles Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles Design Sheet 9 and backed it with paper from Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles Paper 4 Download.  All Design Sheets are pre-colored and makes crafting a snap! 

I'm sure there will be lots of little girls running around in red, white, and blue enjoying delicious, colorful frozen treats!  I'll be using this little tag on some goodies for my grand-girls!


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!  

My card is off to the following challenges:
2 Sisters on the Blog:  Beach
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG
Eclectic Ellapu:  Seaside or Summer Colors

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Patriotic Colors


The new theme over at Cut It Up is Red, White & Blue or Patriotic symbol!  What perfect timing for this project.

My digital paper and digi Lil Miss USA are from Polkadoodles.  The tag cut is from Don Juan.  The festive jar... simply a recycled peanut butter jar!  That bright blue lid makes it perfect for the patriotic colored candies!  It's all tied together with some twine and ribbon from my stash.

When you visit the blog, check out the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share your fun patriotic project ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize for our sponsor Heartfelt Creations!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.

Lil Miss USA is off to share with the following challenges:
Crafty Creations:  AG
Crafty Addicts:  AG Option of Die Cut (tags)
Colouring in Scrapland:  Special Occasions
World Wide Open Design Team:  AG
Jo's Scrap Shack:  AG
Creatalicious Challenges:  AG option Red, White & Blue
Create and Inspire:  Tag You're It

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Double Scoop!



The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Anything Goes.  

This image (Double Scoop Fun  from Whimsy) is flattened onto paper from Whimsy called Vintage Woods Papers.  Such an adorable image and great paper pattern!  Copics added color to the black and white digi and then a digital sentiment from Polkadoodles completed the project!

Since the theme is Anything Goes, there's no excuse!  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

This little guy is off to:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Include a Critter

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my  YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Adorable Geek!


Here she is again - Li’l Miss Apple A Day from the Sugarpops Collection.  She comes in pre-colored and black & white.  Today I chose to Copic color the black & white digi.  Most of the papers and the sentiment are from the Sugarpops Collection, also.  Those adorable apples are from the Winnie Special Moments Collection.  

My school house tags and lacy circle are from Cricut Design Space.

You can view the Sugarpops collection here.  

This little adorable geek is off to the following challenges:  

Stinkin Inkers:  Girls Just Want to Have Fun  ~ To a geek, school is fun!  ; )

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page for more inspiration using the New Lil Miss Sugarpops!  While you're here, feel free to peruse other pages or check out my YouTube Videos!

Sentiments!







Winnie Special Moments is full of lovely florals perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and many other celebrations!

Sometimes we need cards in a hurry and the design sheets are so fun and easy to use!  This beautiful front is all pre-colored from this Design Sheet.  All I did is add a Quote, distress the edges and add some pearls, lace and seam binding.

The inside has a strip of floral from this Design Sheet, Sentiment from the Quotes and another pretty stem from Foliage.

You can peruse this incredible collection HERE.

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!  

My card is off to the following challenges:
Outlawz Monday Greetings:  AG
International Art & Soul:  Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  AG
Create and Makes:  Create a Sentiment

Thanks for visiting.  

Monday, June 26, 2017

Li'l Miss Apple A Day and her Backpack


Here she is Li'l Miss Apple A Day from the Sugarpops Collection.  She comes in 
pre-colored and black & white.  The beautiful papers are from Winnie Fruit Punch and Winston.  

I started with this sweet little pre-colored digi from Polkadoodles and flattened the image onto some Winston paper to make the flap of the backpack.  The backpack cut is from Cricut Design Space.  

I plan to put a little surprise in this for my little grand-girl when she goes to school in August.  It will be the perfect size for some new socks, jewelry, hair clips/bands, or other small items.  This box measures 5 inches tall by 3 inches wide.  The little pockets on the sides open and would be great for some stickers or coins.  

I'm sure she can wait to start back to school; but when she does, I'll be ready!  

This little sweetie is off to the following challenges:
TTCRD:  AG

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page for more inspiration using the New Lil Miss Sugarpops!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sugarpops Mermaid


The cuteness continues with a new release of Sugarpops!  This is Sugarpops Mermaid colored up with Copics and added to some fun 'under the sea' paper from the Polkadoodles Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles collection.  You can peruse the entire Sugarpops collection HERE.

I decided to shake things up a bit with a shaker card!  I started in Design Space by slicing a circle into the front panel.  Then I brought in the paper design and sized it to fit the card the way I liked it.  Finally, I flattened the black and white Mermaid digi onto the panel.  

After cutting that, I colored that little sweetie with Copics.  

To make the shaker, I covered the back of the card panel with Acetate Alternative and applied 3-D tape to that.  I put in my shaker elements, removed the backing of the tape, and put a piece of cardstock over the elements.  Once those little beads and sequins were secure, the panel was adhered to my card base.

This little mermaid is swimming off to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge:  Summer Colors
Crazy for Challenges:  Include Water
The Fairy and the Unicorn:  AG optional Summer Solstice

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page for more inspiration using the New Lil Miss Sugarpops!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fun in the Sun!


The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Fun in the Sun.  I hope all of you have had an opportunity to do just that!  

This image (Lexi's Beach Ball from Whimsy) is flattened onto a tote cut from CTMH Flower Market Cartridge.  The paper is from Polkadoodles.  After coloring this adorable image with Copics, I adhered the entire piece to a simple box cut to make a gift bag.  

Even though our twist is Fun in the Sun, anything goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my  YouTube Channel.

Lexi is off to the following challenges:
Make My Monday:  At the Beach
Die Cut Divas:  Summer Fun

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Out Riding Fences.....



Over at Digi Choosday the DT always has a theme to follow even though it is always Anything Goes for everyone else.  Our theme this week is Combine 2 images.  

Combining two images is easy when there are so many great images in the Polkadoodles collection!  I chose the Fence/Fenceposts and grass which is a pre-colored svg to go behind my B/W Cowboy digi!  This has to be one of my all-time favorite images!  

I started in Cricut Design Space flattening the fence image onto the card front.  I attached my typed in sentiment at this point.  I also printed and cut my cowboy in DS.  Once it was cut, I colored in the sky and grass by sponging ink and colored the cowboy with Copics.  I adhered the finished card front onto a dark green card base and tucked a little burlap behind the front panel.  The cowboy is adhered with 3-D tape.   

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!

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!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to peruse other pages or check out my YouTube Videos!

This handsome cowboy is riding off to the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge:  Birthday Boy
Crafty Calendar:  Boys will be Boys

Monday, June 19, 2017

Amour!



Faith, Hope, and Love...... That is the theme this month over at Path of Positivity.  Such a timely theme since wedding season is upon us.  

This card was made using the Corset digi from Pattie's Creations.  I used Copic to color and then embellished with some lace and pearl gems.  The dress form was heat embossed with gold and platinum powders.  I adhere the corset onto the dress form with 3-D tape and tucked gathered tulle under the corset.  

The pink background paper is from DDDoodles Living on the Edge Papers and the vintage
rose paper is from Polkadoodles Belle Papillon.  I used a stash stamp for my loving sentiment.

As for my thoughts on the topic...
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
They've been married 57 years today!


Our challenge this month is sponsored by Decosse Dynamite Doodles



and Pattie's Creations.



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!  Our themes are optional now, so we'd love to see anything positive you've been working on even if it doesn't exactly fit the theme.





Friday, June 16, 2017

Picnic with Newton


The new theme over at Cut It Up is Picnic!  What fun for a summer project.  Our sponsor is Newton's Nook so I decided Newton needed to go on a picnic.  Of course, Newton had to take his coffee along as he stowed away in the basket!

Material list:
Newton Loves Coffee Stamp and Die Set
Cookout/watermelon Paper from:  PaperCraftinwithErica.com
Blue Bottle paper from Polkadoodles
Plain Papers and Brad from CTMH

Cricut Cuts:
A Child's Year
Wrap It Up
Paper Dolls for Everyday
Country Life
Don Juan

When you visit the blog, check out the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share your fun picnic project.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.

Newton is off to share with the following challenges:
Die Cut Divas:  Summer Fun
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Feature a Creature

Thursday, June 15, 2017

As Shepherds Watched...



The new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Christmas!  Our sponsor is Whimsy and I chose to work with Star of Bethlehem.  I fell in love with this image and had an idea....then the digi seemed to take a turn as I was coloring!  Happens that way very often for me!  I started with a traditional coloring style and then it seemed to move into a more rustic, dark look.  Since he is a shepherd out with sheep at night, I decided to move with it and make it go a "messier" direction.  

I started in Design Space flattening the image onto the paper from Vintage Woods Digital Papers.  I then colored with Copics and adhered onto a card base.  

Remember our twist is Christmas, but anything goes.  Be sure to share with us whatever is in your workspace; we'd love to see it!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts or view some of my videos at my  YouTube Channel

The sweet herd is off to:
12 Months of Christmas: AG opt theme Fur, Fluff, Feathers, or Fins

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pastels!


I'm still hooked on those adorable images from Polkadoodles Lil Miss Sugarpops Kits!  I colored up a topper from Kit 1.  These fun flowers and Spotty pops paper are also from Kit 1.

I designed the card front in my Notes Program on the Mac.  The Topper was cut on my Cricut and colored with Copics.  I added a little twine and adhered it onto a white card base!  Easy as that!

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!

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!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Feel free to peruse other pages or check out my YouTube Videos!

This little sweetie is off to the following challenges:

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pocket Letters!



Wow, I can't believe it's the end of the Polkadoodles Lil Miss Sugarpops Release Party.  There are just too many pieces to show you in one week!  I'm telling you, there are pieces for your planner, beautiful papers, fun embellies, envelopes, cute images, pocket letter cards, and more!

Speaking of pocket letter cards, that is how I'm ending the week; here's my Pocket Letter.  I chose to go with a Birthday themed Pocket Letter.  I included the adorable cards and on each card around the central Birthday Greeting is a card with some gems, twine, tape, clips, embellie, or bow.  I re-adhered them to a clear carrier sheet so the recipient could take them off and use them!  In the case of the ribbon and tapes, they are simply wrapped around the cards.

I think this would make a wonderful gift to slip into the mail for a paper crafter!

You can check out the entire collection HERE.  If you've enjoyed seeing pieces of this collection, I'm sure you will see lots more from the team!  You can check that out at the Polkadoodles Facebook Page!

My Pocket Letter is off to the following challenges:
Inkspirational:  Windows--I have 9 little plastic windows
Hiding in My Craft Room:  Super Scraps Saturday (Most of the embellishments are odd and ends)
Scrap and Craft:  AG option of string, twine, ribbon

Friday, June 9, 2017

Baby needs new shoes!





So, what else can you do with the adorable Pre-colored Pocket Letter Cards from Lil Miss Sugarpops?  How about teaming them up with one of the envelopes in the kit and making a cute little gift card holder!  I think this would be perfect for a Baby Shower.

The envelope has sides, but I chose to cut those off to make it open all the way out to reveal the card.  Both of the cards and the envelope are available in Lil Miss Sugarpops Kit 1.  

The base paper is from Winnie Special Moments.  You can find that collection HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by!  It's great to have visitors here on the blog.  Feel free to leave me a comment/question, peruse other pages/posts, or check out my YouTube Channel.  

My Gift Card holder is off to the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends:  AG
Simply Papercraft:  AG
A Bit More Time to Craft:  AG

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Butterfly Bag for Dad



I just had to make something to show how beautiful the papers in the Lil Miss Sugarpops collection is!

This is a very versatile collection including some gorgeous papers, cute images, fun sentiments, and journal/planner pieces. This collection will get you crafting for everyone on your list from the new babies to mature men..... Speaking of mature men, I made this gift bag for my dad! He loved it!

A little inking, a few gems, a strip of burlap and this gift bag was ready to hold a gift!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the FaceBook Polkadoodles Page for more inspiration using the New Lil Miss Sugarpops!

My bag is off to the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges:  For the Men/Boys
Southern Girls:  AG
TTCRD:  AG