Friday, September 30, 2016

Aurora Wings Showcase Double New Release: Snow Queen and Jellyfish Sprite

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I am soooo in love with the two new release images today!! Like so insanely excited!! Do you guys remember reading my Snow Queen post a few weeks ago? And how I loved that representation of the Hans Christian Andersen Snow Queen?
Well I've fallen deeper in love because today we get to show you the Snow Queen Full Version!! And it is absolutely to die for!! Wanna see? I turned it into a calendar!!!!
Isn't she just the most beautiful?!?!?

I had just so much fun coloring this!! I literally squealed when I opened the file and saw the roses and the bees!! Read the book!! You will sooo get it!!! And I squealled like a little girl and giggled my way through coloring!!

A little inspiration down in the corner to brighten your day!!

And mini monthly calendar in the corner... and trust me every month is there and ready to be pulled off!!
See!! How cool is that?

I know tooting my own horn over here but I'm just so thrilled with how this piece came out!!! Completely thrilled!!

Now do you wanna see this adorable Jellyfish Sprite too?? Cuz she is just too cute for words! Honestly!!
I turned her into a piece of inspirational art for my friends little girls room!! And I hope this little 2 year old adores it!!

Isn't she just sooo sweet!!! I had so much fun coloring her and thinking like a tiny person!! Man I hope she likes pink!! LOL
I cut the seaweed and coral out with the cricut.

And the sea shell and sea horse are both chipboard shapes misted with a sparkly teal mist.

Lastly I found this perfect little quote to go with the scene I created!!

Then I put it in a 12x12 frame to hang on the wall.

Thank you so much for giving me the chance to show you these amazing images and what I created with them!! Now get to the Aurora Wings Etsy Shop and get them so we can all see what you do with them!!!

OOOOooooo and take these codes with you to the shop when you go!!

I am entering the Snow Queen in this challenge:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner #91- Anything Goes; Pocket Scrapbooking cards using The Stamping Boutique- Audrey Fishing

Crafty Gals Corner
This week the challenge is Anything Goes!

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 2 Digital Images

"Rick St,dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years, you can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy . Inspiration projects from the Rick St.dennis Elite
 Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog.

Rick also has a personal blog  and on Facebook there is the Rick St.dennis Digi fans and friends group, showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images there to be eligible to win prizes."

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

"Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor at CRAFTY GALS CORNER CHALLENGE. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store  Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our store.  Good luck to all in the challenge and we can't wait to see your creations.

Tracey Malnofski"

I have been enjoying making all these Pocket Scrapbook cards so much!! I cannot wait to get some work done on our albums and get them in there! I am almost a year behind which is sooooo not normal for me!! I am so hoping to get them all caught up at my annual scrapbooking retreat in November!! And hopefully will have some pictures to show you all of them in the books soon!! 
Want to see the newest ones?

To create this card I used a CTMH Catch You Later stamp, CTMH Jackson Picture My Life cards, CTMH Blue Enamel dots, CTMH Chocolate Ink and of course Audrey Fishing digi stamp by The Stamping Boutique.

Now off you go to enjoy the freedom of your Anything Goes challenge!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

FCCB #286- Fantasy- Mixed Media Canvas using Aurora Wings Snow Queen

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #286-Fantasy
Create a project that features a fantasy subject.

This Weeks Sponsor

The winner will recieve $10 gift certificate!

And we are giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, courtesy of FCCB Design Team! 

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Design Team Projects

Hey ya'll!!! I'm so excited to show you my second canvas in my Snow Queen set!!! This has taken me forever to finish up with my personal life going insane the last month! But it's done now and I'm so thrilled with how it came out! For this one I used Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis for inspiration and I do hope you will love it as much as I do!!!

Isn't it beautiful!! I have some close ups to show you too!!

This background was created with tissue paper, matter medium, copic colorless blender, copics refils and a water brush!!

"You doubt your value- Don't run from who you are"
Yup, gotta have some Aslan on a Narnia canvas!!

I had so much fun creating this corner here!! I love the idea that you are looking through the wardrobe into Narnia!!!

Now for your materials list I don't have a lot to tell you... I have been working on this peice by peice for so long I cannot remember everything but... I can tell you this:

The Lion is from Cricut French Manor cartridge
and the Trees are from the Disney Frozen Cricut cartridge

Otherwise I got nothing.... LOL

I can't wait to see what you all come up with for our Fantasy Challenge!!!! See you soon!!!

I am entering this project in this challenge:

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #90- Critters!- Birthday Card using Beccys Place Elephant with Quote

Crafty Gals Corner
This week the challenge is Critters!

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate 
Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize: 3 Digital Images/ 1 Digital Set

Hey you wonderful crafty people!! Did I mention I love getting to work with new artists? This week I got to play with Elephant Quote by Beccys Place!! And I had so much fun getting to do this very realistic elephant!!

All the materials were pretty much scrap paper I had sitting in the drawer... I did use some CTMH Green enamel triangles and the bamboo cut is from the Cricut Life's a Beach cartridge.

I am entering this card in the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #370
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Thanks so much for stopping by!! Now go play with the critters!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Faery Ink:Pin Up Toadstool Faery: Birthday Card

Warning: This post may contain hints of nudity... Teehee!! I've covered her with a watermarks and its nothing major I promise!! The female body is a beautiful thing why shouldn't we include it in our art?!?!
This month I got to work with the beautiful Pin Up Toadstool Faery!! She was so much fun to get to do in both the PG and adult versions!! And even better I put them on the same card!! Wanna see?
This is the front of my husbands birthday card. Totally PG still full of fun with a hint of 70's flare lol

This is inside the flap! I'm pretty open with my kids so they have seen this version and loved it and asked no uncomfortable questions... but they did not understand the poison, and mushrooms and psychedelic background reference lol And that is totally not the lifestyle my husband and I lead by any stretch of the imagination its just fun to do something different and kinda bad ass sometimes!! Plus if you've followed me for any amount of time you know I love my riske ladies!!

So there you have my fun flip flap card for this month and I hope you like it! At least 1 version anyway lol

Materials used:

CTMH Ruby, Sunset, Black, Bamboo and Honey cardstocks
Random Pattern Paper
CTMH Just to say... stamps
CTMH Black Ink

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #89- Free Style; Framed Coloring using Star Stamps Alice in Wonderland

Crafty Gals Corner
This week the challenge is Freestyle!

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 3 digital images below

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Hey everyone!! This week I did a full 5x7 coloring and framed it for a friend for Christmas. If you follow me at all  you will know this girl LOVES her Alice in Wonderland images!! I think this is something like the 6th I have done for her!!
I loved the idea of taking the Freestyle theme not only away from cards and traditional paper projects but also to a little more twisty place with this Alice in Wonderland image!!

Isn't just an awesome image? I loved coloring it up too!! If you love it like me you can go get it at the Stars Stampz Store!

Can't wait to see where the Freestyle inspiration takes you!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Faery Ink: September One Dae Fae:

Hey there!! And welcome to another months Faery Ink One Dae Fae!! This month it is the gorgeous Lahla Tiger Lily Fae that we get to work with and that you get for FREE if you pop your butt over to the Faery Ink Store NOW!!!

Isn't she just gorgeous!!!

Materials used:
Butterfly and Doiley dies
CTMH Goldrush, Topiary, Honey cardstocks
Random green pattern paper
Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
CTMH Artfully Sent cricut cartridge
Recollections wood dots
Random flower

Now make sure you go get her!! She's only free for 24 hours!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #285: Use Embossing; Pocket Scrapbooking cards using Bugaboo: Sign- Autumn

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #285-Embossing
Create a project that features wet or dry embossing!

This Weeks Sponsor

The prize is 7 digital stamps!

And we are giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, courtesy of FCCB Design Team!  

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

 Design Team Projects
Hey you guys! I have some more pocket scrapbooking cards to show you all today!! These are always so much fun to do!! Really gives our albums a personal touch without the hours of layout planning! Take a peek:

Materials Used:
Bugaboo: Sign- Autumn
Disney Princess Happily Ever After Cricut cartridge
Creative Memories Leaf Punch
Random papers
CTMH Gold Bling Gem Assortment
CMTH Fall Harvest Stamp Set
CTMH Black Ink
Cricut swirl embossing folder on the pumpkins

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner #88- Let's Hear it for the Girls- Using Sami Stamps Cup Kitties 4

Crafty Gals Corner

This week the challenge is Let's hear it for the girls!

Our sponsor this week is:

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

My cousins little girl is having a birthday in a few weeks and she adores kitties!! This was the perfect image to create a sweet little card for her!!

Materials used:
CTMH Cotton Candy and Hollyhock Cardstocks
Random pattern paper
Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick distress ink
CTMH Just to say... stamps
CTMH Black ink