Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BRI:: Birthday Hedgehugs **and a GIVEAWAY**

Sending Birthday Hedgehugs today...to me!
This cute little guy is sliding around a card today on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog.
I have a birthday giveaway to offer over there today, too!

Here's a quick recap of the giveaway on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog:
I have a $15 Butterfly Reflections Ink Gift Certificate available! There's just a few simple things to enter (deadline is 11:59 on October 23rd, 2016):

1. Like my facebook page (The Bald Dragonfly) and comment on this post over at The Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog. I've been working hard on keeping my facebook page updated with new releases, offerings, and posts!
2. Let me know in your comment over on The Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog if you've ever placed an order with Butterfly Reflections Ink-if you haven't, create a wish list! (It's fun! I think I have 20 items on mine!)

** Please note: this giveaway is NOT sponsored by Butterfly Reflections Ink, I am just so impressed with the selection that the store offers, as well as the superb customer service, and want to pass along the happiness. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Newton's Nook:: Flower Shaker

I am back with my third card for my Newton Nook's Guest Designer Spot for the month of October up on the Newton Nook's Blog!

Please stop over by the Newton Nook's Blog for the full reveal of this card featuring the beautiful Garden Starter Stamp Set and Garden Window Die Set.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sending Hedgehugs

I have a confession to make, I must start getting better about sending out cards that I make. My bin is near capacity! Perhaps I can be proactive and start my goal for 2017 early...

I'm participating in both the MFT Sketch Challenge #302 and the MFT Color Challenge #55.
I started with a white cardbase and added some white birch trees from Birch Tree Die-Namics to the top two-thirds of the card for a tone-on-tone look. (I did the same look on this card here). I then added some patterned paper strips from the Trail Mix Paper Pad.

I stamped and die cut the cute hedgehogs from Happy Hedgehogs onto kraft paper, colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and then adhered them to the card. The little guy is popped up with dimensional adhesive. I finished the card with a stamped sentiment from Happy Hedgehogs and tied a bow with burlap string.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A Baby Dragon

A little baby dragon holding a bouquet of balloons...could there be anything cuter?? 

I'm playing along with the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 139
and their lovely inspiration photograph.

Although I didn't make a baby card, I was inspired by the soft colors and I used a child-like image. I started by stamping in a light gray ink one of the dragons from MFT's Magical Dragons Set, colored him with Ziggies and detailed with Clear Wink of Stella, and die cut him out. Then I stamped, colored and die cut some balloons from MFT's Adorable Elephants and some vellum clouds from Lil' Inker Designs Border Builders Die Set. I inked up a soft blue sky, adhered the clouds in a layered fashion, tucked in my dragon, adhered the balloons and then drew in some balloon strings. I bordered all of this with a stitched frame from LID's Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles. I finished with a stamped, white, heat embossed sentiment from MFT's Birthday Bears.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BRI:: Sending Prayers

Are you like me and simply cannot pass up a stamp set that reminds you of your children, nieces or nephews or grandchildren, or your dog, cat or beloved fish? Yep, every single time...

I have these two cards featuring the same stamp sets, layouts and techniques up at The Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog, and a post explaining the process on making these. If you are so inclined, pop on by over there and leave a comment!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Newton's Nook:: Red Blooms

I have another card for my Newton Nook's Guest Designer Spot for the month of October up on the Newton Nook's Blog!

Please stop over by the Newton Nook's Blog for the full reveal of this card featuring the beautiful Garden Starter Stamp Set and watercoloring. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

I Let the Boys Pick the Challenges

I had a little window yesterday where I fit in a few cards for Winnie & Walter's World Card Making Day 2016. I enlisted the help of my boys to pick the challenges and I created from there! I would have liked to make a card for each challenge, but...my "window" was really small!

This first card is for the Pick n' Mix with Taheerah. After choosing this challenge, he also chose the colors of white and aqua, then die-cutting. the foiling trend and finally a masculine based card. I started by foiling one of the panels available from the digital freebies offered by Winnie & Walter: The Gossip Column: Geometric Generation Digital Elements, as well as a filled box of black tonor paper to die cut my sentiment, Thanks Word Die from Lil' Inkers Designs. After foiling, I die cut the sentiment from the foiled panel, as well as the sentiment from the solid foiled block, and two times from white cardstock. I adhered the geometric panel to the cardbase, then layered the sentiment and glued that to the base as well. I finished with gold sequins.

This next card is for the Background Building with Shay Challenge. I started with pink(!) cardstock and stamped a series of one of the blooms from The Big, The Bold and Extras with a darker pink ink. Then came the centers, and the dots. I splattered some white paint onto the finished panel and adhered this to a white card base. I then added a striped panel, and a solid inked strip to the card. I finished the card with stamped blooms and a banner.

This card was inspired by the Pinspiration with Heather H. Challenge. Once again, I used on of the panels from Winnie & Walter: The Gossip Column: Geometric Generation Digital Elements as a focal point, matting that with green cardstock. I created some flowers with yellow tissue paper, added some scallop ribbon and black pearls and finished the card with a banner and a stamped sentiment from The Big, The Bold and Extras.

And here's a craftie snapshot of my desk before starting the challenges! I picked up that little ghost-thingy at the Target Dollar Spot-it is really a candy holder I believe, but I keep my stamp shammy in there. It stays moist during my card-making process, and I now since it has a home, the wet shammy doesn't end up on my finished projects or work-in-progress panels.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

BRI:: Blessed To Know You

As the fall season gets further underway, the time for Thanksgiving fast approaches. (I am still trying to wrap my head around where summer went!) My card over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog I was inspired by the colors that Autumn brings and the time of reflection of the upcoming holiday. I would be delighted if you stopped over there to take a look!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Newton's Nook October Guest Designer

Ooh, I am really excited to be Newton Nook's Guest Designer for the month of October! They have super cute kitty stamps as well as some very cool flower stamps. 

Please stop over by Newton Nook's Blog for the full reveal of these gorgeous foxgloves from the Flower Garden stamp set.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BRI:: Just Can't Resist

I couldn't resist pairing this cute bear and tree ring on my card featured over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog. I would be delighted if you stopped over there to take a look!