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Friday, May 18, 2018

IMG780 A Red Hot Summer Image from Sherri Baldy's Store!

Morning Ladies!  Posting a Summer Digi IMG780 for your pleasure~
I colored her in HOT Summer Reds and Yellow Copic colors
Angled the background papers, edged the card in Chestnut Roan, added some
yellow dimensional acrylic flowers and a stamped scrolled banner
 
















Thanks for taking a look at an adorable image from Sherri!  She can be found in the ETSY store https://www.etsy.com/listing/130832617/instant-download-digital-digi-stamps-big?ref=shop_home_active_63 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Anniversary, Thoughts of Love, Special loved Ones- Ideas All found at All Dressed Up!

 
Hello and welcome to our new challenge here at All Dressed Up. 
As usual the theme is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. These will be announced on the 29th.
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 If you wish to be considered for GDT in the future, please put these initials after your name on your entry.
We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have a full month (until the evening of the 14th) to enter your creations using the link below.
And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. This month the theme is  ????? - why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images?
And don't forget to visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 
The image I used on my card is called Love Heart and I did some fancy cutting to make a hinged front and lace as a delicate trim around the heart.
Please join us so we can get inspired by your creations~~

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Perfect time of year to say Thank You to your favorite Teacher at All Dressed Up!

What with this being May and many
schools closing for summer vacation and many students graduating from all different levels of education, our "Artist in Residence" Wendy Burns, has been busy with this month's new All Dressed Up release images!  The one I was privileged to use is named No 1 Teacher.  It's the perfect way to show a little kindness, gratitude for filling your child with lots of knowledge through the years and say Thank You to that special Teacher. 
Using some brick design paper and some mathematical paper, I created the scene.   I fancy cut around the teacher and her desk assortment-whew that was done very carefully!  To give her some more depth, I raised her up on some dimensional foam dots.
On the inside, I used some black chalkboard paper with designs and a Best Wishes stamp I had in my stash.  Along with the teacher image, Wendy created 2 other Father's Day celebration images that are terrific and an adorable girl with butterflies.  Her images are always such fun to color! 
Remember to pop over and buy them from our Etsy store and don't forget we have two challenges running right now - 

ending on the eve of the 14th 

ending on the last day on the month.



Thursday, May 3, 2018

May is Graduation time -Especially over at Paper Nest Dolls!

This new May release image from Paper Nest Dolls is called Grad Avery 2018.  There's also an image with Glasses and one with Noah celebrating.  Great for all those Special cards for friends and family!
I colored her with copics and matted her on a rich red cardstock.  As I didn't want the focus on DP and more on the Image, I kept the background in just appropriate sentiment paper.  I also added some dimensional embellishments that are everywhere in the craft stores now.  On the inside, there's some more brighter colored graduation paper and lots of room to write those good luck wishes.
This is the start of our May Challenge so please check it out and let us see your talent and give us some inspiration!  We can't wait to see your creations!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Springtime over at The Paper Nest Dolls with Ellie!

This week for Paper Nest Dolls, I'm using Ellie with Flowers--perfect for Springtime that will Hopefully come to Illinois soon!
I love this bright blue and yellow combination for my Get Well card-I'm always needing those.  To me this copic colored image is perfectly framed with a denim looking paper and crisp polka-dotted background.
I used a Stampin' Up stamp and yellow mini buttons for accents.   I repeated the dotted paper as the liner inside the card and a circle stamp for a sentiment.
So, as this is a REMINDER to you, come over to our challenge to enter your creation and maybe win a prize!  We'd love to see your projects!



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring is coming to All Dressed Up!! Introducing some New Design Team members!

 I know here in Illinois, we are still having some chilly weather-How about you?  Well this adorable image from All Dressed Up sure does warm me up-it's named Pretty as a Picture.  And, this is usually the way I am in Spring & Summer, out among the multitude of flowers.  I took a few liberties with her, adding some grass and dirt in the foreground, polka-dots on her dress.  But, she really is an image that could be a CAS card also.
I used a 6.25 square card because I wanted to have room for some extra flowers-but, being digital, you could size her to work with whatever base you wanted. I added some gingham ribbon for a side accent. On the inside I repeated the soft background, added a color close butterfly and a sentiment with an epoxy dot.
If this doesn't make you think of Springtime instead of the cold winterish weather many of us have been having, I don't know what will!
Today on the All Dressed Up site, we are reminding you that we have a challenge going on and we'd love to see all of your creations!  But in addition, We are introducing some wonderfully talented gals to you-they will be joining the Design Team and we are so happy to have them here.  They are very inspiring and I hope that you will check out the blogs of all the DT! 
Entering my project in the following Challenges:
Crafter's Castle--ATG w/ option Dimensional
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-favorite color




Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurse Bonnie from Sherri Baldy--perfect for Get Well Cards!


Hey everyone!  It's my turn on Sherri Baldy's Blog and I'm forever needing Get Well Cards so, I found Nurse Bonnie in Sherri's Store.  She's so modern looking-I felt that everyone could relate to her.  I found some awesome Band-aid paper in my stash-the perfect background for her!  I added some mini-buttons for dimension and a digital sentiment I found online.

The Copics I used:
Hair: E42,43,44,47
Uniform: BG32, BG11, R46
Face: R000, 00, 01,02, RV00

Hope you like and get some inspiration!   There's so many digitals in Sherri's store to choose from!
Entering this card in the following Challenge:
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge-ATG--WINNER!!
Crafting With Friends- ATG
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge-add a sentiment
Jo's Scrap Shack-ATG 
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge-ATG 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Using a Springtime Oriental Girl digital image from All Dressed Up!

I was so happy to get this new release from All Dressed Up -I love how graceful and dainty this Oriental Girl was drawn by Wendy Burns, our artist in residence!  I instantly started thinking about every little bit of scrap in my embellishment stash that would go with her~
I absolutely love the shine and glossy look that Asian women's' hair has and tried to duplicate it with this image.  I wanted her finished look to softly stand out from the flowered paper so I edged the paper with some Tim Holtz Distressed ink.  Then I used a laser cut bird house along with some additional bird cut outs to accent the Cherry Blossom branches that I hot glued on the card.  And how appropriate that the Cherry Blossoms are blooming this week in Washington DC!

On the inside, I repeated with the flower paper and also used the extra wording that paper manufacturers often add to the sheets-there were bonus ones on this paper-front and back, bonus!!  We hope that you will stop by our All Dressed Up site and start following it!  There's always a new release every month of 4 images and of course, our Challenge.  We'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Using "Welcome Baby" image for the April Challenge at Paper Nest Dolls!

Well after a brief hiatus, I'm able to return to Paper Nest Dolls for the April Challenge, which we have every month on the 3rd.  So excited to be using one of the new March Releases called Welcome Baby.  It seems people are always wanting baby cards and I never have enough.  So it was a great chance to start building these up with these cute animals.
After coloring with Copics, I kept the background white-sort of Fresh looking!  Put brown, gray, blue and yellow epoxy dots as accents.  This mini dot design paper already had the heart edge so I used it as an accent also.  There's a brown & white check as a mat for the image-I decided to give them a gray paver street to walk on.  On the inside, I used a boyish style print that I thought match really well and stamped it with a sentiment from my stash.
I hope you will join us at the Challenge-we'd love to see your creations!


Saturday, March 31, 2018

All Dressed Up free image over at Kit & Cowder!

We at All Dressed Up have some exciting news for everyone--Wendy Burns our resident Artist has offered this beautiful image called "Sassy" to use through Kit and Clowder.  You can get this gorgeous image for free for a limited time by following the steps Alyce has provided in her post.
I used a holographic silver star patterned paper as the background, a heavy written cardstock that I distressed for another layer, and finally, the "Star" of the card-dancing in the starry midnight air.  I used copics to color her (and a couple of refills for the blues!), my favorite medium.  On the inside, I finished with a complimentary paper with one of my favorite sentiments from KKK.
Keep checking the K&C site for a chance to get this freebie from ADU , as well as all the renditions of this beauty from the ADU DT.  Hope you will join us!




Monday, March 26, 2018

Flowers are coming! Spring is here!

Anyone that knows me very well knows I love flowers of any shape or kind!  I get that from my Mom and my enthusiasm has spread to my Hubby-last year in our pasture, he planted over 300,000 Zinnia seeds in a spiral garden so I could walk around them and cut one of my favorite flowers.  That's why I seem drawn to Sherri Baldy's images even MORE than usual when they have flowers on them!  This one is called Fancy Pants Img 74 and can be found in the store here. I luckily found this gorgeous paisley paper in my stash with the yellows, lavenders, and green from the image.  The image has been colored with copic pens, she's double matted, with a ribbon accent.  I like eclectic groups of flowers and textures and found this array in my stash also.
 Please enjoy wandering through all the different categories in Sherri's store!  Not only images but papers, flowers, embellishments, fabric, oh the list goes on!


Friday, March 16, 2018

ATG Challenge at ALL Dressed Up--It feels like Springtime!

I'm sure loving all the Spring images coming out of All Dressed Up lately-makes you smell the fresh air and anticipate all the gorgeous flowers getting ready to bloom!
This image called Busy Little Bee is one that's special to me-I love how I was able to get the shine on the Bee outfit-I had all this unique "bee" design paper in my stash so what a perfect time to use it!  Both the front sentiment and the inside liner sentiment both came as part of the set.
I accented the antenna and the "honey" with epoxy dots and the coolest item on this card (I think) is the surprise Hubby left me on my finished coloring one evening.  See, I like to leave my colorings on my work table so that when he comes to bed, he has to pass by it and I like to get his opinion on the finished product (he's a retired Art Teacher and his thoughts mean a lot to me).  Well, he likes to work on fishing lures and decided he'd fool me with a fish glass eye sitting on the side bumblebee.  Only, after playing around with it, I thought it would look cool to put on top of the black circles that were her eyes-I kind of like the effect!
On the inside, I used an alternate bee paper and, like I mentioned, a sentiment from the set.  This card can be used for so many occasions!
I hope you will join us for this month's Challenge-it's always Anything Goes as long as it's with a ADU image.  It lasts until April 14th-the winner could be YOU!  Can't wait to see your creations!





Wednesday, March 7, 2018

It's almost Spring and Easter Time over at All Dressed Up!



Hello All Dressed Up Fans :)
Even though the weather is so very cold... our new releases are all about Spring and Easter.  Easter Girl, Easter Tea Party (the one I used), Pretty as a Picture, and Two Little Mice are the names of the new Images and they can be found at the All Dressed Up Shop here.
I am sure you will agree that Wendy has produced another four absolutely stunning images this month


Remember to pop over and buy them from our Etsy store and don't forget we have two challenges running right now - 
ending on the eve of the 14th 
ending on the last day on the month. 
                                               The current theme is Wings & Fantasy

ALSO .... OUR DT CALL!! 
Click on it to find out all the details...
Visit us again on the 15th for the new Challenge launch and don't forget - if you want to see some more fabulous makes from our Super-talented Design Team using these new releases, Part 2 will be right here on the 22nd.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

It's a Monsters Birthday Party--at Color It Create It Show it Off

 It's a Monster Party over at Color It Create It Show It Off and I just love this quirky image 006 from Sherri Baldy.  It can be found in her shop here.  There's quite a variety of them and we know you'll find just the right one for some Fun! Our theme is Monster Birthday and I went in a different direction from the birthday balloons.  I shadowed the dots on her face so it make them look raised up-Then threw on some Stickles as an accent.  Also put some purple Stickles on her toenails and green on her antennas and epoxy dots randomly spread.  I lucked out that the design paper that I used also had the phrase already printed out so of course I used it.  On the inside , I matched some pink papers up from my Stash and used a KKS stamp.

I've enjoyed every minute of my time on this great DT team and it is with a heavy heart that I  have decided to go and try other things in Blogland.  This will be my last post for CICISIO and I wish all the friends and "second" family all the Best!!  They've been gracious enough to leave the door open for me if I want to come back in the future-that means a lot to me.  So look for me on FB - I'm sure that I'll be around!  Thanks for the memories!





Monday, February 26, 2018

Using Img 163 from Sherri Baldy~Lots of Hearts!

So excited to be using Img #163 from Sherri on my very FIRST post as DT member of Sherri Baldy Art.  I just love this image-is so versatile for many occasions.  I used Copics, my colors of choice, mounted her on foam dots so that I could run some Baker's Twine around her to tie a bow.  Also, I added some dimensional insects down the side.  On the inside, I finished it off with some design paper and a sentiment from my stash.
Thank you all again for inviting me to join this terrific group!  Can't wait 'til I post the next project!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Little Birdie told me all about LOVE on Valentine's Day over at All Dressed Up!

Hello everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge. 
Thank you for all the fabulous entries last month and we are very happy to have so many! The winners and Top Three will be announced on the 29th as chosen by our DT.

As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.

Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 

We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have a full month (until the evening of the 14th) to enter your creations using the link below.

And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. This month the theme is "Creations using the color Red or Hearts or Romance" - why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images?

And don't forget to visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 

We can't wait to see what you all make!
See you again soon