Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Reminder - F is for...

Happy Saturday, friends!  We're back today with a few more ATC's to show off for our current theme:

F is for...

I used our sponsor's image for my first ATC, Charming Flowers from Softpencil:

For my next ATC, I used an image from A Day for Daisies along with a background scene from Lunivers de Shatam because F is also for Fishing:

Sharon's F is for Feline ATC strikes close to my heart, as we have a kitty in our home who is just as much a part of our family as any of us:

Sharon's next ATC's are Fabulous Fairies from Smeared Ink - love the colors she used:

Denice focused on Feathers for her gorgeous ATC - love the tiny butterfly:

Megan used pretty gemstones for the centers of her flowers on her Flowerful ATC, along with a sweet sentiment:

And last, but certainly not least, is Kim's beautiful little 3-D creation, love those flowers and gemstones (I have a "thing" for glitter and sparkle!  LOL):

Please scroll down to link up below.  Have a great weekend!  Peace.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WW #38: F is for....

Happy Wednesday!  I have to get up at 3:30 a.m. to drive my daughter to the airport, so this post is going to be short and sweet - I need to get to bed!  :)

First up - winner of a $12.00 gift certificate to A Day for Daisies is....
 Congrats, Kapree!  Send me an e-mail to and I'll get you hooked up with your prize.

Our top 3 for last week are:

Congrats, ladies!  Glad to see some new faces and always happy to see our "regulars" playing!  If you need the top 3 badge, please send me an e-mail to   Thanks!

This week we're being sponsored by:

And our new theme is:

F is for....

Now - no being fresh!  LOL  Hey - there's another "f" word!  hee hee  So let's see what you can show us that starts with the letter F - fairies, flowers, friendship, frogs, flags, you get the idea!  Please be sure to explain how your ATC fits the theme if it's not completely evident.  Thank you!

I used a chipboard alphabet sticker for my "F" and printed the rest, along with the image, directly onto my DP.  I colored her in and added some coordinating DP and a piece of red ric-rac:

Sharon Focused on the flowers (hee hee) and used paper-piecing to create her little masterpiece:

Denice paired her sweet image with some colorful DP and beautiful little pearls:

Don't forget to link up your "F is for...." themed ATC by Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST and please come back Saturday to see some more Fabulous creations!  Peace.  

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Lazy Summer Days

Happy Saturday everyone!  We're here with a reminder for this week's challenge:

Lazy Summer Days

I don't know about you all, but Summer is on hiatus here in northern California!  It was kind of funny, actually, as soon as Summer officially arrived we saw raindrops and clouds for the first time since we moved here!  LOL  But hey, it can't be sunny and gorgeous out every day!  :)  Anyway, I make my own sunshine and this week's ATC's prove it!  My first ATC uses another image from A Day for Daisies - paired with a fabulous sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie:

 You know, I had this ATC all put together and I wanted the perfect sentiment for it.  I had totally forgotten that I bought this stamp set off my buddy Trudie recently.  It arrived in today's mail and I knew right away that I wanted to use the "This is the Life" quote to complete this ATC!

My next ATC uses the surfer boy image from Some Odd Girl (thanks, Denice!!!) and some mini calendar pages, along with a chipboard accent & DP from Crate:

Sharon went with a fishing theme for her ATC - what better activity to do on a lazy Summer day?

Denice's lazy frog sure knows how to rock a lazy Summer day:

And Kim's ATC perfectly captures the end of a lazy Summer day - a lazy Summer night catching fireflies:

Hope you're all enjoying your first few days of Summer!  Don't forget to scroll down to link up below.  Peace.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #37 - Lazy Summer Days

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new challenge here at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog!  First up, let's announce last week's winner....

 Congratulations, KristyLee!  Please send me an e-mail to with "WW Winner" in the subject line and I'll get you hooked up with your awesome prize from The Octopode Factory!

Our top 3 for last week are:

7.) Hazel
 8.) Ellis

Congrats, girls!  Please send me an e-mail to if you need the Top 3 badge!  Thank you once again for playing along with us!

This week we are being sponsored by one of my favorite digi stamp companies:

This week's random winner will receive a $12.00 gift voucher to the A Day for Daisies online shop!  How cool is that?!?

Our theme for this week is, appropriately enough:

Lazy Summer Days

Tammy from A Day for Daisies very generously provided myself and the DT the adorable "Just Fishing" image to play with this week.  For my first ATC, I went with a vintage/distressed look:

 I added some wooden beads spelling out "Summer" for my next ATC:

Sharon found some fun fish paper to go with her cute little fisherman:

Chelsea created a beautiful beach scene with torn papers, so creative:

 Denice's artsy background and sweet text are perfect with this cute image:

Kim created a gorgeous masterpiece, complete with a sweet little dock and colored just beautifully:

Don't I have an awesome design team?  :)  I love them all, they have all become good friends to me and I'm thankful for that.

We look forward to seeing your creations this week - hope you're all ready for a wicked awesome Summer! Peace.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Pantomime or Express Feeling Without Words

Hi there everyone!  I hope you're all having a fantastic weekend.  We have a few more ATC's to share with you for our theme this week, which is:

Pantomime or Express Feeling Without Words

Our sponsor is:

I had a blast using the image Lily gave us, Sad Little Pierrot, and for this ATC I used my Crackle Accents to create the look of a cracked picture - at least that's what I was trying to do.  Did it work?  LOL

For my next ATC, I did a nod to the famous French mime Marcel Marceau:

Denice very cleverly made a Pantomine horse!  "Pantomime horses were mostly used in vaudeville acts....but made a reappearance in a few the Monty Python episodes. They were almost always used in humorous skits because it takes two people to be in the costume....and maybe it's funny because nobody really wants to be a horse's a$$?!!  Haha!"  I got a huge kick out of this:

Sharon used another awesome image from The Octopode Factory:

Scroll down to link up below - have a great weekend!  Peace.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #36 - Pantomime/Express Feelings Without Words

Good morning everyone!  Thanks for checking in with us on this beautiful Wednesday!

So let's get right to it, as always.  Our random winner for last week's "Let the Music Move You" challenge is...
 Congratulations Cristina Valenzuela!!!  Please choose 3 images from KennyK and send an e-mail to letting me know which ones you'd like!

Our top 3 for last week are:

4.) Joanne

Congrats, ladies!  Thanks again for playing along every week!

Now on to our new challenge!  This week we are being sponsored by the fun and funky:

Lily supplied our DT with her adorable image called Sad Little Pierrot and she is offering one random winner:

Our theme this week is quite challenging, if you ask me:

Pantomime "OR" Express Feelings without Words

Please use your best to refrain from using any text on your ATC if possible - but if it fits the theme and you want to include it, that's fine too.  Let's see what we have to share with you this week to hopefully get your creative juices flowing. Silently.  LOL

My first ATC shows a heartbroken little Pierrot:

My next ATC is a purple Pierrot:

And my final ATC is a very blue Pierrot - I painted a regular old playing card with Gesso and then sponged some light blue acrylic paint over it.  I printed Pierrot onto copy paper and stuck him down with Mod Podge.  Added some pretty blue sparkly sticker gems and done:

Chelsea's Pierrot is apologetic - how can you not forgive this little guy?

Denice also has a heartbroken Pierrot - love the yellows:

Kim's fun papers and beautiful coloring make Pierrot look just stunning:

Megan's Pierrot is happy and in love:

Sharon paired Pierrot with a beautiful background and fun doodles:

We sure hope you are feeling all inspired.  Get it?  hee hee  Link up below by next Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EST.  Have a wicked wonderful week.  Peace.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Let the Music Move You

Hello friends!
Today we have a bit more musical inspiration for your viewing pleasure for our current theme:

Let the Music Move You

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous:

And I just had to play with the gorgeous Boogie Down image, I paired her with a cool graffiti background I found online:

Denice's sexy guitar-lady-ATC is just gorgeous:

Sharon made a fun and funky pair of musical ATC's:

Kim's beautiful watercolored ATC is the perfect example of how clean and simple can be so stunning:

Thanks for visiting - scroll down to see the original post and to link up!  Have a wicked awesome weekend.  Peace.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #35 - Let the Music Move You

Happy Wednesday, friends!  So glad you're back for a new week with us.  I don't know about you, but no matter how busy life gets I just always feel better when I find some time to craft.  Let's get right to the winner of last week's Child's Play challenge, sponsored by Dearie Dolls... and our winner is:
 Congrats, Joanne!  You get the entire set of images that we played with, 5 in all.  Send me an e-mail at and I'll get your images sent right out to you!

Our top 3 for last week were:

 1.) Mandy
3.) Joanne

Congrats, girls.  Send me an e-mail to if you need the Top 3 badge.  Thanks for being faithful players, we really <3 you!

We're super excited to have a new sponsor this week, the fabulous:

Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!
The creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world.  His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at

And our new theme this week is:
Let the Music Move You

We have lots of musical inspiration for you today - my first ATC uses the glamorous Rock Chick, colored with Prismacolor markers, pencils, & mineral spirits.  I added freckles to her face and glitter to her guitar.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! (digi):

My next ATC uses the beautiful Download Diva - she reminds me of my daughter Cass - along with a graphic I found at Google images, it was a heart shaped out of iPods, too clever, huh?  I colored with Prismacolor markers - used Black Smooch Spritz on my ATC base and added a sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs:

Denice used the sassy Boogie Down image - and how perfect is that sentiment??  LOL  I love her gold splatter and edges, too:

Chelsea's cropped Download Diva is even more pretty close-up, isn't she?  Those pink polka dots are so gorgeous and Chelsea's coloring is so perfect:

Kim's Boogie Down is also colored perfectly, and the graffiti text rocks.  I also love the touch of gold on her edges:

Sharon turned her Rock Chick into a punk rocker - hee hee - she's the prettiest punk rocker I've ever seen!  And how cool is that background brick wall with more graffiti?

So have you been inspired to put on your favorite tunes and join us this week?  You can interpret the theme however you want - music, specific types of music, specific songs, artists, dances, etc.  Let the music move you and link up below by next Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EST.  Peace.