Monday, July 8, 2019

St. Augustine, Florida Post Card

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There's a new challenge beginning today at Crafting from the Heart. It's sponsored by Oddball Art Co. Stamps. I used Pirate Caves Img #507 for my design team card. This set comes with a palm tree, flag and a sentiment.

I chose to use the palm tree. I colored it using Copic Markers and place it in my Craft Artist 2 program. I combined this colored image with various pieces to make an attractive post card.

I hope you look into Oddball Art Co. Stamps to see what you can find there.

Come and join our challenge at Crafting from the Heart.

Challenges:
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-223-anything-goes-woptional.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-172.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Mermaids Under the Sea Img 055

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Mermaids are a big theme this year. Here in Florida they are always in. This cutie is a new release from My Besties. Her name is Mermaids Under the Sea Img 055. She is colored with Copic Markers and cut out leaving a narrow white edge. I covered the front of a basic card with a piece of water printed paper. I adhered this colored image to the paper and embellished the card with a few stickers from my stash.

 Check the following links for more wonderful images:
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-222-anything-goes-woptional.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-171.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html

Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer Fun Img 053

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If life is a beach, Summer Fun Img 053, has it made! I love this little girl. She's a new release from My Besties! She is colored with Copic Markers and cut out leaving a narrow white edge. I layered this little girl over assorted pieces of card stock from my stash and adhered them to a basic white card.


 Check the following links for more wonderful images:
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/june-challenge.html
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-222-anything-goes-woptional.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html

Monday, June 10, 2019

Flagler Beach, Florida Post Card

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There is a new challenge beginning today at Crafting from the Heart. It's sponsored by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. I used "A Taste of Summer" for my design team card. This set comes with 6 bonus natural textures. I used one sand and one water texture in my design.

I placed both textures in my Craft Artist 2 program and combined it with various pieces to make an attractive post card. It was fun to use these textures for my post card. I hope you will look to see what you can find at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. You'll have a good time too!

Challenges:
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-119-eileens-anything-goes.html
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/june-challenge.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/classic-dt-open-challenge-june-6.html

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

Summer Dress Marci Card

There is a new challenge beginning today at Crafting from the Heart. There isn't a sponsor, so for fun the design team members made cards with their favorite digital images. I chose to use a La La Land image called "Summer Dress Marci."

I printed this cuties twice, once on Copic marker Paper and once on printed card stock from the Authentique "Stitches" collection kit.

I colored parts of the image using Copic Markers, then I cut out the dress and hair band from the printed card stock. I glued the two cut pieces to the colored image and cut it all out together leaving a narrow white edge.

I cut two colored mates and layered them together and adhering these to a white base card. I glued the image on top. I printed the sentiment which came with the digital image, onto colored card stock and glued it to the card.

Come and join our challenge at Crafting from the Heart, for fun!

Challenges:
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/may-challenge.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/classic-dt-open-challenge-for-may-4.html
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2019/05/ch-31-agno-twist-winners-of-ch-30.html


Friday, May 17, 2019

Geisha Girl Img 16 Doll Card

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Here's a new card I made using the My Bestie Geisha Girl Img 16 Doll Stamp.

I colored this dark haired cutie using Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge.

I made a black embossed mat from, card stock with the Oriental Weave Embossing Folder, from the Cuttlebug Asian Bundle (2000011) in my Cuttlebug Machine. I glued this sheet onto a white base card and adhered a gold foil sheet to the center, creating a second mat. I glued the cut Geisha Girl figure on top.

 Check the following links for more wonderful images:
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/may-challenge.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/classic-dt-open-challenge-for-may-4.html
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-103-add-flower.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-92.html

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Steampunk Doll 5 Card

http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/p6950/Instant_Download_Steampunk_Besties_digi_stamp__ImgDoll_5.html

Here's a card made using Doll 5 from the new My Besties Steampunk Coloring Book.

I colored this cutie using Copic Markers and matted the design on solid card stock. I adhered the layers on to a black base card.

I added embellishments to the card using the Sizzix Bigz die #656636, to cut gold metallic card stock into gears in my Cuttlebug Machine. These were glued in place.

Check the following links for more wonderful images:
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-challenge.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-117-no-patterned-paper.html

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Doll 1 My Beastie Steampunk Card

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Here's a card made using Doll 1 from the new My Besties Steampunk Coloring Book.

I colored this cutie using Copic Markers and matted the design on solid card stock. I adhered the layers on to a black base card.

I added embellishments to the card using the Sizzix Bigz die #656636, to cut gold metallic card stock into gears in my Cuttlebug Machine. These were glued in place.

Check the following links for more wonderful images:
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/03/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-04-1st.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-90.html
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-challenge.html



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Hanglar and Wings Two New Cards


I have fallen in love with some new digital stamps! The Hangla and Wings company was originally only making rubber and clear stamps. A while back they offered the this little girl freebie....that was the beginning of the romance! Then this week they sent out notices that they are giving digital stamps a trial run. I went right over there and bought this adorable little boy. There are a few others currently available in time for Easter.

At first all I was interested in was coloring the little girl. Here she is all in Copic Markers:
Yesterday I decided she could use a new dress and so I printed her twice. Once for markers and the other on the printed paper. I cut the smock out of the printed paper and glued it to the cut out of the colored image (I only colored in certain areas where the dress did not cover.) I made a layered mat and adhered the girl to the card on top. I used some gems to embellished the lower right corner of the card.

For the boy, I also wanted to piece him, but I printed him three times. I wanted one to color some areas with Copic Markers and I wanted printed paper for pants and another for a vest sweater. After coloring and cutting the pieces, I glued each in place. The boy is in a scene made with a blue sky background, a cloud die and a grass die. I love the effect I got with the scene and want to make some more in the future.

I hope you like my new cards and will come back to see what I do the next time I get some of these cute images.
 @hanglarwings and #hanglarwings
 
Challenges:
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-220-april-2019-anything-goes.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/04/only-for-girls-challenge.html
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/03/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-04-1st.html
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-challenge.html
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2019/04/ch-30-agopt-twist-easter-winners-of-ch.html

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Grandma's Story Starter Book 3



Grandma's Story Starter Books

I am a grandma to two of the most adorable kids. I will try anything in my power to keep them and my family safe and happy. As a retired art teacher I enjoy paper crafting. I have made several paper pieced books from chipboard. Originally these were just pretty pictures unrelated to each other, but then I realized there could be a use for them.

The older child, my grandson has been diagnosed in the Autism Spectrum disorder. The child is very bright, doing well in virtual school at home using the computer. He reads aloud with expression, while enjoying reading to his little sister. Because he lacks communication skills and doesn't speak much his comprehension is in question.

Each page of my little books could be a way to draw out the imagination of this type of child, getting him to speak about what he thinks is going on in the page. This child could gain the confidence he might lack. 

Challenges:
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/03/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-04-1st.html 
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-89.html 
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/04/anything-goes-challenge.html 
 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Rory April Showers, May Flowers Card

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A new challenge began today at Crafting from the Heart. The sponsor for the challenge is Colour My World, (formally Lacy Sunshine Stamps). I chose to use Rory April Showers May Flowers for my design team card.

I colored this adorable image with Copic Markers and cropped the image. I double matted the cropped image and adhered it to a white base card.

Come and join the challenge at Crafting from the Heart and try to win one of these adorable images.

Challenges:
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-39-flowers-or-showers.html
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/03/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-04-1st.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-89.html

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Adorbs Dragons Doll's 5 a New My Besties Card

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Here's my  new My Besties card. The image is called Adorbs Dragons Doll 5.

I colored this cute image using Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge.

I cut two solid colored mats and embossed one using the Sizzix 65676 Hearts and Dots embossing folder, in my Cuttlebug Machine.

I adhered the mats in layers onto a white base card and then I put soft dimensionals on the back of the cut image and popped it on top.

I embellished the card with a fabric flower from my stash on the lower right corner.

Check the following links for more wonderful images:
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-219-anything-goes-optional.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/03/anything-goes-challenge_26.html

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Adorbs Dragons Doll 6 a My Besties Card

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 I have a new My Besties card today. The image is called Adorbs Dragons Doll 6.

I colored this cute image using Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge.

I cut two solid colored mats and embossed one using the Cuttlebug 37-1136 Bloom Dots embossing folder, in my Cuttlebug Machine.

I adhered the mats in layers onto a white base card and then I put soft dimensionals on the back of the cut image and popped it on top.

I embellished the card with a fabric flower from my stash on the lower right corner.

Check the following links for more wonderful images:
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

Challenges:
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-38-make-it-girlie.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/classic-dt-open-challenge-for-march-3.html
https://bestieschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-reminder-challenge.html


Monday, March 4, 2019

A Butterfly Faerie Card

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A new challenge began today at Crafting from the Heart. The sponsor for the challenge is Moonflower Digital Stamps. I chose to use Ashlee Butterfly Wings Faerie for my design team card.

I colored this lovely image with Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge.

I cut two solid colored mats and embossed one using the Cuttlebug 37-1136 Bloom Dots embossing folder, in my Cuttlebug Machine.

 I adhered the mats in layers onto a white base card and then I put soft dimensionals on the of the image and popped it on top. I embellished the card with three gems on the lower right edge of the card.

Come and join our challenge at Crafting from the Heart, where anything goes.

Challenges:
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-38-make-it-girlie.html
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-challenge.html
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-101-for-girls.html#

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Grandma's New International Paper Doll Book








I finished a new and exciting International Spiral Paper Doll Book. This the first book in the new collection and includes 5 countries and paper doll costumes for each of the 2 dolls. This is of course totally made by me using dolls from the StampNUp Paper Doll collection. The costumes were created by me using the StampNUp doll clothes as the bases for the design. I used the Craft Artist 2 program for several pages of the book and for two of the countries I used cut paper craft for the illustrations. The book itself is made using the Heidi Swapp Cinch Binding System. Each page is made using chipboard punched with the Cinch. I hope you enjoy looking at my new paper doll art book.

Challenges:
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html 
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/02/anything-goes-challenge.html 
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-38-make-it-girlie.html 
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/03/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-03-1st.html 
https://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/welcome-to-challenge-42.html 
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/classic-dt-open-challenge-for-march-3.html 
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-87.html 
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-101-for-girls.html 
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-challenge.html 
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/2019/03/ch-29-agno-twist-winners-of-ch-28.html 
https://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR3V-Lock2px0C6dKeoGKWJMLMl-T-MbI8KXalflI65lupOQ7yyB58ABLQ8 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

My Bestie Betty Davis Eyes Img 2468, Birthday Card

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My new birthday card has a new image, which was released in January. This lovely image is called Betty Davis Eyes (Img 2468).

I printed the image twice, once on Copic Paper and once on printed scrapbook paper. I cut out a large headband bow from the printed copy and colored the image on the Copic Paper with Copic Markers. I left the headband bow uncolored.

I cut the colored image out leaving a narrow white edge and glued the printed bow over the uncolored one.

I adhered a solid mat to a white base card and glued a colored doily to it. I placed my finished image on top.

I stamped and matted the sentiment and adhered it to the card.

Check the following links for more wonderful images:
http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/c1/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy
Featured_Products.html

Challenges:
 https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/02/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-02-1st.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-challenge.html



Thursday, February 14, 2019

Grandma's Paper Dolls, a Handmade Spiral Bound Book








This is the 4th and last spiral bound book in my "Grandma's Paper Dolls" series. The collection was inspired by my lovely baby granddaughter! It was very enjoyable to work on this collection. The entire set was a learning experience, I even made each of the pages with the Heidi Swapp Binding System. They are chipboard covered with scrapbook paper. The dolls and their clothing are from a "StampNUp" set, that has been retired and I bought thru a secondary source online. I made use of the many metal cutting dies in my collection, putting them thru my Cuttlebug Machine. Several pages made use of the wide variety of stickers from my stash. It was great fun to work on and see it all come together.

I hope to work on a second limited addition in the near future.

Challenges:
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/02/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-02-1st.html
https://thefairyandtheunicornchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-challenge.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-218-anything-goes-optional.html
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html