Saturday, August 27, 2016

Simply B an Artist Because There's No De Nile

SIMPLY B is the wonderful sponsor for Die Cut Divas 
during the month of August.

I hope you are enjoying the summer vacation time (even though some of the DTs are in winter down-under).  I have THREE CARDS for you!

Some of us just like to relax and become the artist with a canvas to paint.  Here's to summer and hanging out doing the things you want to.  It's SUMMER VACATION.  Die Cut Divas' is having a challenge based on summer vacation, so jump on in too.


Supplies:
Watercolor paper with some of Ken Oliver color burst powders used
JudiKins stamp - used on the "canvas"
Copic markers
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
Little B Handwritten - (Hi and celebrate)
Cuttlebug

Isn't this image a cutie?  
I had to try out different colors and had to finish them so I could see how they turned out.

A strip of ribbon under the sentiment 

Wouldn't you like to be sitting relaxing and not cleaning your house?  That's a nice stay-cation.
Create made from Elizabeth Craft Designs die

Supplies:
Simply B Rio Queen of the Nile digital (includes the sentiment)
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
Cuttlebug

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Flutterbies for You

Sometimes it's just nice to color something that you can see the results almost immediately - instant gratification, so to speak.  I was in that mood today.  Some flutterbies were fluttering and flitting around my table, so I grabbed them and colored them.  I've been feeling better and better about leaving "white space" on my cards.  If you see little hairlike things at the bottom of my card, that's my green grass going brown.  Trying to conserve water during our dry summer here in California.  I hope you enjoy these butterflies and use some too - before the summer flits by.
Hero Arts Flutterbies
Supplies:
Hero Arts Flutterbies (printable Butterfly Digital Kit)
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies (sentiment)
Copic markers (Y08 background for both butterflies, then YR 24 plus some other colors.
Bright yellow note card

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  Check out my post at A2Z Scrapbooking.

 Hope you’ll join in our August Challenge of "Color It In" with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Anything But a Card

Morgans Artworld and Anything But a Card

I was banging my head against the wall on this one.  The image is an oval with some beautiful flowers and vines.  I meticulously colored and shaded and fell in love the with the delightful colors.  The head banging began here.  What shape did I really want to make this?  I didn't like my oval dies and when I tried the circular dies, I had the shape down.  More head banging again.  I realized I had never finished a tissue box I was working on because I had not settled down to figure out the folds on this first time cut on my Silhouette.  I checked the fold lines and finally it just clicked.  I finished my tissue box with a lacy edge and this oval wreath.  I think it turned out very well.  I'll keep it in my room.



A close-up of this beautiful image.  I love the colors, 
bright and cheery.
My sample along with our team is here.

Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld Country Border
QuicKutz Cutting Dies - nesting circles
Copic Markers
Cuttlebug
Silhouette

Be sure to visit Morgan's ArtWorld blog  and visit Fae Entertainment for your images.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Let's Cycle

You can visit Die Cut Divas for the Summer Vacation challenge here.

I'm using a retired image from Simply B.  I LOVE this image and so glad I was able to grab her before she was retired.  I guess she just got tired of cycling.

I hadn't tried black hair with my Copics and I'm still learning, but I think she came out pretty cute.  I do so like this image.  Take a summer vacation to see a bit of France here..  This is my sample at Die Cut Divas.  To enter our challenge, click here.


Supplies:
Simply B French Betty (unfortunately not in stock)
Nesting Cutting Dies
Copic markers
Cuttlebug
I made sure this gal was color coordinated.
Supplies:
Simply B French Betty (unfortunately not in stock)
Spellbinders Nestability Scallop Square
Copic markers
Cuttlebug
Take me away on a vacation with this gal.

Supplies:
Simply B French Betty (unfortunately retired)
Die-Namics Stitched Circles
Copic markers
Cuttlebug


Sunday, August 7, 2016

California Dreamin'


You can visit Die Cut Divas for the Summer Vacation challenge here.

I have several images I wanted to show you, two of the bathing beauties from Simply B and a couple of that typical Hollywood profession of capturing action on film.  Read on.

It's HOT in Sacramento in August, so this little lady is hot.  This photo makes her look much oranger than she really is.  There is much more shading in her hair than showns here.  All in all, she really is pretty darn cute and is the stock picture of a California gal.

I had to color two of these little California beauties.

Supplies:
Die-namics Blueprints 11 - (smile)
Memory Box Cityscape Nightline
Circle die from lifestylecrafts.com
Copics
Cuttlebug
Simply B image California Betty

I love the blue sunglasses.
Supplies:
Simply B image California Betty
Die-Namics Stitched Trad Tag STAX
Coptic
Cuttlebug
Rickrack ribbon

Do you ever dream of being in PICTURES?  Or become a director for the summer?  This guy is making his dreams come true.

Supplies:
Simply B image Action Chris digi
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dream
Copic markers
Cuttlebug

Supplies:
Simply B image Action Chris digi
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Best Wishes Stand Up Helper
Copic markers
Cuttlebug

My samples are at Die Cut Divas.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Are You Seeing Double?

Are you seeing double?  YES you are, one stamped image inside another.  I used this old-time Hero Arts Post Card stamp with the new Destination San Francisco stamp.  Now it's time for you to "Color It In" and enter the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge.

  • Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Destination San Francisco
  • Hero Arts Big Post Card - discontinued
  • Distress Inks Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed and Lucky Clover on the postcard panel.  Ground Espresso covers the border around the postcard panel. 
  • Cuttlebug
  • Versafine ink
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle
You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  You can find me at A2Z with this sample here.

 Hope you’ll join in the August Challenge of "Color It In" with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Summer Vacations

SIMPLY B is the Die Cut Divas Sponsor for August 
and this August is all about Summer Vacations.

A Sample for Summer Vacations for Die Cut Divas challenge

This gal looks like she's ready for anything thrown her way.
She won't be taking any sass from anyone.


  Have fun coloring.
Supplies:
SImply B Beach Lola Addams digi
Elizabeth Craft Designs "Thinking of you" sentiment (cut from the same paper as the Note Card)
Enamel Stickers 
Copic markers
Cuttlebug

Enjoy the coloring!