Design Teams

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bloggers Challenge-Sketch Challenge AND Help for Katie!

   Our weekly Bloggers Challenge this week is a Sketch challenge:
 It looked a little challenging at first, but I printed out some images tonight for the NEW Help for Katie campaign and this bee hive image fit this sketch perfectly, don't you think?
  This image is part of a collection of digi's and tis particular one is by Designed2Delight.  The link for Help for Katie is on my sidebar. The image is colored with Copics and highlighted with Copic Spica- so lots of shimmer on the bees. I colored the white dots on the ribbon yellow to match the designer paper.  The sentiment is another from Create with TLC.
 
  If you'd like to play along, please link back to this post on your blog, mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Sketch Challenge, and link your card below using the Link Tool.  Just a note on the link tool, your link should be a direct link to your Sketch Post, please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge. 

For more inspiration, the Bloggers Challenge Players will be linking in below, be sure to stop by and visit them.  If you'd like to play along, please link in with a direct link to your blog post, using the Link Tools feature below. 



Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wishful thinking- Come on Spring......!

We have more snow on the way in Chicago.....! You can tell from my last couple of posts, I am so ready for Spring!!!  This digi is from Designed2Delight (aka D2D) and is a freebie if you play along- the first one of each month is free- you can jump in anytime as the images are available in the store.....

 I colored the image with Copic Markers. I put the card together using Paper take Weekly's Sketch challenge. I added some brads to the tree and made it a nice fruitful apple tree!
 Southern Girls has challenged us to use Brads- how do you like the apples on my tree?  Over at Fab 'n Funky, there is a recipe- 1 digi, 2 embellishments and 3 designer papers.

Thanks for stopping by.
Shelly

Scuba Fun (Thinking WARM!!!)

 We had a little dusting of snow after a tease by Mother Nature- a couple of days in the 60's......We are looking at 30's all week and it is raining here tonight.
  So...I am thinking WARM thoughts and this cute new set from McMahon Five Designs is just the ticket!

 I dusted off my brayer and attempted a little Zindorfian styled card.  I colored the Scuba Fun  image(s) with SU markers, then finished the skin with Copics (Hey- I am from Illinois- and very pale in Feb.!).....   The sentiment is from Create with TLC.
 Next I used the Sketch challenge for this week at Splitcoaststampers and created a card with the smaller images.

This card is on its way to a friend that lives in a warmer climate, and was saying they just had to turn on their AC.......that's terrible, isn't it?  I wish I could bottle up some of our 30 degree air to send to her! 

Challenges:
Card one:
Allsorts-inspired by (warm) Nature

Card two:
Creative Craft World- use a square- I have 4......
Digital Tuesday- Use punches
Incy Wincy- Punches
Karens Doodles- Masculine
Paper Sundaes-Masculine Colors
Gingersnap creations- use charms

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

McMahon Five Designs New Release





Thursdays are new release days at McMahon Five Designs- I hope you will enjoy the inspiration provided by the team!



Card by: Sue



Card by: Lorie

Card by: Sue

Inside by: Sue




Butterfly Child

Card by: Michelle

Card by: Judy

Necklace Charm by: Judy

Fairytale Lane

Card by: Sue




Card by: Amy

 Close up by: Amy

Card by: Kristine

Card by: Kristine



Card by: Sue


These 2 cards were Valentine cards that were never shared.  Thought I would share them before more time passed.  

Card by: Sue

Card by: Sue

Inside by: Sue

Be sure to check out all the species of Real Wood Paper now available.







Summer Journal by: Raven

Close up by: Raven

Card by: Shelly 

Card by: Shelly

Card by: Sue


For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!



Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bloggers Challenge-Embossing

  For the Bloggers Challenge this week, list Mom LISA challenged us to Embossing.  Here is what I created:
  This is for all of my Bloggers Challenge acquaintances.....!  I found this fabulous image and sentiment at Create with TLC digi's and had to have them!  I made the background with a Technique Junkies technique called Texture Plate Smoosh using Mustard, Pumpkin and Ruby Red inks.  I only have one more sheet of Ruby Red cardstock.....: (  which is sad- I love Ruby Red!   I also did the 'Out of the box' technique with her hat.
  I water colored the image and added a touch of Copic highlights for the skin and handbag. I dragged the edge of the image and the sentiment in the Versamark pad, and then gold embossing powder.
 So your majesty, what are you going to do today???  I am at work!
  Challenges are listed at the bottom of this post.

If you'd like to play along, please link back to this post on your blog, mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Embossing Challenge, and link your card below using the Link Tool.  Just a note on the link tool, your link should be a direct link to your Embossing Post, please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge. 

For more inspiration, the Bloggers Challenge Players will be linking in below, be sure to stop by and visit them.  If you'd like to play along, please link in with a direct link to your blog post, using the Link Tools feature below. 


Challenges:
Creative Card Crew- friendship
Paper Take Weekly-glimmer, sparkle, gems
Ooh la la- for someone special



Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Thursday, February 17, 2011

McMahon Five Designs New Releases

  It's another great release day at McMahon Five Designs today! I am thrilled because I requested sewing and smocking images- well, last week we had sewing images- this week we have smocking!!!
  I tried paper piecing thru the printer with a digital image for the first time.  I did a Technique Junkies technique called Layer up for the sweet smocked baby outfit- there are 4 layers total using Basic Grey DSP (Eva).  I added stitching around the card, and 'pin stitching' around the bonnet oval- if you do fine sewing or smocking, you know pin stitching. That is a smocking design plate or pattern behind the outfit . The buttons are Mother of Pearl. Now I'll need a baby BOY smocked outfit....LOL
(Challenges for my card are at the bottom of the post today.)

Here is the remainder of the McMahon Five new releases for this week- NOTE- there is a new Breast Cancer Freebie available- and it is available in English AND Spanish.





Smocked Outfit & Bonnet



            (Sample card above)


   Needlework







Card by: Sue





Cinderella








Card by: Amy


Card by: Michelle




Cherry Blossom & Butterflies






Card by: Bonnie




Close up by: Kristine    
Project is shown below)


Cherry Blossom Designer Papers




Cherry Blossom Spring Designer Paper









Jewelry Box by: Kristine




Jewelry Box by: Kristine





Card by: Sue




Close up by: Judy
(Card posted below)




Beautiful Muchacha








Card by: Carolyn





Card by: Christine


Vintage Rider







Card by: Sue



Card by: Judy





Butterfly








Close up by: Sue




Close up by: Bonnie





Awareness - English




Awareness - Spanish





Card by: Amy


Card by: Lorie




Even though our emphasis is Breast Cancer Awareness,


the Ribbon stands for so many other Awareness.


Below are the


March Awareness Ribbon Colors:

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Blue or Brown):
 www.preventcancer.org/colorectal

National Endometriosis Awareness Month (Peach or Yellow): 

www.endocenter.org

Save your Vision Month (Green): 

www.aoa.org/x5072.xml

Trisomy Awareness Month (Light Blue):

Workplace Eye Wellness Month (Green): 

www.preventblindness.org

National Sleep Awareness Week March 7-13 (Black): 

www.sleepfoundation.org 


National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 10 (red): 
www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/

World Kidney Day March 11 (Green): 

www.kidney.org/news/wkd/index.cfm

Brain Awareness Week March 15-21 (Grey): 

www.dana.org/brainweek

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 20 (Red): 

www.nnaapc.org/news/awareness-day.htm

American Diabetes Alert Day March 22 (Grey): 

www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/americandiabetesalert.jsp

World Tuberculosis Day March 24 (Red): 

www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day 


3rd Thursday of Feb.





This digi was created as a FREEBIE GIFT to remind all women to check themselves each month for breast health.  Please accept this digi and grab the code for your own blog to help spread awareness this month!








Help us spread the word!
Grab this months Blinkie or Badge!


For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!


Challenges for my card:
Paper Pretties- Card for a child
Scrapbook Sisters- Baby, Baby
Stampavie and More-Monochrome
Your next Stamp- Paper Piecing
Tiddly Inks-Monochrome
Tip Top Tuesday-Stitching
Craft Your passion- Pink
Die Cut Dreams- baby girl card
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central-pink (plus nestabilities)


Thanks for stopping by! Shelly