Monday, September 30, 2013

Give Thanks

Hi everyone! Today we are giving thanks at Incy Wincy! Our challenge for you is Give Thanks! We would love to see projects showing how thankful we are! :) We are sponsored this week by Delicious Doodles! They are offering 4 Digi's to the winner! For my card I used Pumpkin Corner paired with a digital sentiment from Daydream Designs' Pumpkin Patch Outline Set! I colored the image with copics and added ultra fine glitter to the bubbles.
Yesterday, I visited a church to see my niece being baptized. The pastor stated a neat thought reminding us about how important thanking God is in our daily prayers. He said, "If you woke up tomorrow and only had what you had thanked God for the day before, what would you have?" He then said, "Would any of you even be alive?" How often do we thank God for what we have? How often do we thank Him for life? What an awesome reminder to always thank God for every blessing He provides!! :)
It really encouraged me to pray for all God's blessings, I hope it did the same for you!
Be Blessed!
And Thank You for stopping by!

The inside:

Prize is 4 Digi's
I am entering in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - CAS
Bearly-Mine - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle - In the garden
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Show us your fall colors
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Casual Fridays - Fall colors and a leaf
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Allsorts - How does your garden grow
Pile it on - Leaves
OSAAT - Autumn

Friday, September 27, 2013

Basket of Flowers Canvas

Good morning everyone! Today I'm showing you the image Basket of Flowers from Crafty Sentiments Designs! It's one of their September New Release stamps! If you haven't dropped by to look at them, you are totally missing out! This month is an eclectic group of wonderfully cute stamps! For the next week we will be showing you the New Release images at Crafty Sentiments Inspirations. The DT have been making some projects with tutorials to show off these new stamps!
I made a canvas for my daughter's birthday using the Basket of Flowers stamp. Here is the finished canvas. A tutorial is below. :)

I started by applying Gesso to the canvas to prime it. Then I placed my texture items down using Mod Podge. I also used a Gel Medium when using my stencils to add more depth.

Still adding more texture!

And finishing off with some wood and metal pieces. The wooden corner piece is from Hobbycutz. The metal pieces are Recollections and Tim Holtz. The letters JESUS were made using the flower stems from my I Am Roses flowers. I cut them off the flowers and curled them up!

After I finished placing my texture items, I applied Gesso to the entire canvas.

Once dry, I sprayed with Dylusions spray inks. 

I sprinkled some water over the ink to make the splotches. I really liked how it turned out! After it dried, I lightly applied Gesso to the edges of all the texture items to have them pop out a little. 

Here's a close-up of the cute image Basket of Flowers! I colored her with copics and added some cute freckles to go along with her red hair. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please check out all the projects over the next several days at Crafty Sentiments Inspirations! 
I am entering in the following challenges:
Crafts4Eternity - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Recycle
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Bright Colors
Just Inspirational - Metal Embellishments
City Crafter - Flower Power
LEJ Designs - Lots of Layers
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Country View - Layers

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Apple Basket Altered Candle

Good morning all! I have another project to share with you today! I used Daydream Designs wonderful images to alter my candle. I used the Bushel and Peck Outline Set and the Harvest of Gratitude Sentiment Set.

Here is the finished candle. Scroll down for the tutorial! :)

I started with a plain white candle.

I cut a piece of tissue paper out the size of a sheet of cardstock.

I taped the tissue paper onto the cardstock and printed off the images I wanted on my candle.

Color in your image (if preferred) then cut it out right around the image. (This image is not colored in because I forgot to take pictures when making my original candle.) lol

I placed the image onto my candle. 

Then I cut a strip of wax paper to fit around my candle. I like to make it a little longer so that I can grab it on the back side. Then as I am heating up the candle, it will not burn my fingers. :) You do not need to use wax paper for this project, but I think it melts on smoother and looks more real. When you are finished melting the image on, just gently peel off the wax paper. 

 I really love this technique! It is so fun and easy and will make great gifts! I added some fall leaves and flowers from Michaels around the finished candle for a beautiful background scene. 

I hope you enjoyed the altered candle today! Please stop by Daydream Designs and check out all of Diane's beautiful images!

I am entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee - Fall colors
Five Simple Things - Linky Party
2 Sisters - Recycle
Love to Create - Fall colors
Created with Love - Fall colors
One Sweet Challenge - Fall colors
Di's Digi Designs - Fall colors
The Crazy Challenge - Fall colors

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Altered Journal

Hi all! I'm so excited to show you my first altered journal! Crafty Sentiments has another super fun challenge for you all!

Anything but a Card

That's right, No Cards this week! :) So break out your old ugly items that need a good altering or that crafting project you've been dying to get finished and enter it in at Crafty Sentiments! Here is my project! I started with a notebook I bought at Dollar General that badly needed to be altered (picture below). ;)
I wanted to make a journal for my children. Our children are a blessing from the Lord, so I wanted them to have a journal that would remind them that since they are the Lord's children, they are also heirs! Which means that they are Princesses and Princes! On each of their pages, I used their favorite colors to color the image and decorate the page. On some of their pages, I played around with some new stencils I just purchased using gesso and spray inks. Then I added a scripture that would help remind and encourage them that God sees our inside beauty and loves us dearly. For the tabs on top, I used a Martha Stewart punch. Here is the completed journal!!

(see what I mean.....badly needed altering) 

I started with some gesso. Then I covered it with white paper just to make sure the letters didn't show through. Next, I began layering my texture items using Mod Podge. When it was completely dry, I sprayed with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise, Crushed Grape, and Lemon Zest ink sprays. 

Inside the journal I used many of Crafty Sentiments New Lollipop Dreams stamps. 
This one is Princess Mask

Here is Off to the Ball

and again Off to the Ball

This stamp is Delicate Flowers

And for my Prince I used Billy the Groom

Here is a close-up of all the stamps!

I hope you enjoyed the altered journal! Please join us this week at Crafty Sentiments!!

I am entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity - Cute Kids
Five Simple Things - Linky Party
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky Party
2 Sisters - Recycle
Sweet Stampin - Glamour and Glitz
Totally Gorjuss - Dotty (made dots on journal pages with stencils)
Pile it On - Cool or Warm colors
613 Avenue - Anything Goes Create Your Own (White, Purple, Yellow)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes Bright Colors
Make it Monday - Linky Party
amuse studio - Pearls and Gems
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Anything But a Card - Hit the books
Fussy and Fancy - Punches and Dies (Martha Stewart punch and Butterfly die)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Use a SSS product (Dylusion spray inks)
Cuttin and Stampin - Use Your Scraps (lace and paper scraps as texture)
Just Inspirational - Metal embellishments
City Crafter - Flower Power (3 large flowers and 2 tiny flowers on cover)
Bearly-Mine - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Lots of Layers
Use it Tuesday - 2 hoarded items (my metal embellishments and pearl blings are ALWAYS hoarded!) lol
Country View Crafts - Layers

Monday, September 23, 2013

Flamingo Fun

Hi all! Happy Monday! It's another challenge at Incy Wincy! We have two wonderful sponsors again offering some very awesome prizes, a goody bag from Iva Nova Chest and 2 Digi's from 2CuteInk!
This week we have a Photo Inspiration for you! 

Here is my card using Flamingo Fun from 2CuteInk! I used orange background paper and sprayed it with Dylusions Melted Chocolate ink spray. The ribbon is 3GirlJam and flowers are from I Am Roses and WOC. I colored the cute little guy and scenery with copics and added some real sand. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will join us this week at Incy Wincy!

1st Prize: Goody bag
2nd Prize: 2 Digi's

I am entering in the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with ribbon
MilkCoffee - Fall colors
Paper Crafting Journey - Flowers
Pile it On - Warm or Cool colors
Kaboodle Doodles - Use orange
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbons and Bows
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes
Created with Love - Fall Colors
Di's Digi Designs - Fall Colors
CardzTV - Fall Colors
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Use a SSS product (Dylusion spray ink)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Me and My Dragon

Hi everyone! It's another amazing New Release at Crafty Sentiments! They just blow me away every time! This new sweety is called Me and My Dragon. :) I colored them with copics and added some ultra fine glitter to the dragon's tummy. There's a close-up below. :) The flowers are I Am Roses and WOC. I used some lace and scrap papers from my stash. The pink ribbon is from 3GirlJam. I added a little more pink to it using ink spray. The butterfly is from Hobby Lobby. I cut the frame using my cricut and the Elegant Edges cartridge. I also embossed with Shabby Pink frantage.
Along with these amazing new stamps are some fun sentiments! This is one of the sentiments that will be available soon! Check out Crafty Sentiments Inspirations over the next few days and get a peek at what's coming to the store on the 22nd!


Copics used:
Floor: C5, C3, C1, 0
Hair: E18, E15, E13, E11
Purple: V09, V06, V04
Pink: R85, R83, R81
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11
Blue: B28, B24, B21
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
I am entering in the following challenges:
Inky Chicks - Pretty in Pink
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with ribbon
Happy Campers - Show us your Flowers
Glitter n Sparkle - Add some pink
Creative Moments - Anything Goes or Frame it
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes or Frame it
TTCRD - Anything Goes
DTC - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - 2 or more Patterned Papers
Crafts and Me - Lovely Lace
5 Simple Things - Linky Party Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Linky Party
Whoopsi Daisy - 2 or more Patterned Papers
Natalie and Amy - Embossing
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Anything Goes
CMC - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Use a SSS product (Stampendous Shabby Pink Frantage)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lizabeth Lady Antoinette

Good morning! It's Monday again, so another sweet challenge at Incy Wincy! We have two awesome sponsors this week, Dr. Digi and Lacy Sunshine!
It's time for a Color Challenge!
Here is our color palette to give you some inspiration!

Here is my card using Lizabeth Lady Antoinette. :) I colored her with copics and used flowers from WOC and I Am Roses. The feather and lace were from my stash. I made a little tag using a Martha Stewart punch. The swirl die cut is a Memory Box Whimsical Flourish. I added a metal crown embellishment that I got from Michael's and put some frantage on it, as well as, a few places here and there. :) The sentiment is stamped with Tim Holtz peeled paint distress ink. I'm glad you stopped by! Please come by and join us at Incy Wincy this week! 

Close-up of beautiful Lizabeth

First prize is 2 Digi's from:

Second prize $20 GC
I am entering in the following challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Anything Goes
CMC - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Pink Elephant - Use a Digi
Dream Valley - Purple Green
Timeless Tuesday - Dry embossing
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Speedy Fox - The Letter G (Green)
Created with Love - Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Back to School Time!

We have an excellent challenge for you today at Crafty Sentiments


I'm using the stamp Back to School. Isn't he the cutest! I used papers from two of my favorite paper stacks Graphic 45 An ABC Primer and Authentique Curiosity Collection. The library check out card was from a pack of ephemera that I received from an RAK group last year. I distressed the edges using brown ink. The little chalkboard I found at Joann's. I stamped on it using a stamp from the Graphic 45 ABC Primer stamp pack with Colorbox Chalk inkpad Creamy Brown. I added a Tim Holtz hinge clip and mini paper clip. The beige paper was stamped on using a postcard stamp from TPC studio. The little clock I fussy cut out of the paper stack and added Glossy Accents to it. I hope you enjoyed my Back to School card and will join us at Crafty Sentiments this week in our Anything Goes challenge!!

Your prize this week!

I am entering in the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Back to school
Little Red Wagon - Back to school
Milk Coffee - Back to school
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Back to school
Catch the bug - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Tic Tac Toe (Patterned paper, image, school theme)
Red Carpet Studio - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Back to school
Shabby Tea Room - Time Flies
Make it Monday - Linky party
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Back to school
Craft Your Passion - Glitter or Gloss (clock has glossy accents)
Creatalicious - For the Boys
Ruby's Rainbow - It's a male thing
Crafting for all Seasons - Back to school/For a child
Creative Moments - Birthday or Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Use a stamp
Digi Sketch - Use a rubber stamp
My Mum's Craft Shop - Boys only
Ribbon Carousel - Back to School
Cuttin and Stampin - Back to School
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Something Blue

Monday, September 9, 2013

Going Somewhere?

Today is a new Sketch challenge at Incy WincyKenny K is our awesome sponsor this week! I chose Savannah Belle to work with! She's a little more racy than any image I have chosen so far, but I fell in love with her dress! I just had to color that dress! And I am a sucker for steampunk, so it was just a done deal. *wink*
I colored her with my copics (listed below). The flowers are from WOC and I Am Roses. I used a Tim Holtz buckle, gears, and a tiny key from Explorer. The shapes were cut using my cricut. The sentiment ticket is from Digital Delights and I typed my own sentiment inside. The lovely lace was from JoAnn's. Thanks for checking out my post today! Please join us in our sketch challenge this week! Happy crafting! :)

Copics used:
Hair and luggage: E000, E00, E11, E13, E15, E18
Dress: E39, E35, E29, B00, B01, B04, B06
Camera and Keys: C5, C3, C1

Prize is 4 digi's!!
I am entering in the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Linky party
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party
Digi Haven - Vintage
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Red Carpet Studio - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Dies and/or Punches
Hobbycutz - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Bingo (Charm, image, die cut)
Copic Marker Norge - Photo inspiration
Oozak - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox - It's raining men
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Fall colors
The Hobby House - Hobby House Artists Kenny K
Shelly's Images - Roll 'em #'s 3, 7, 9

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back to School Mini Album

Hi crafty friends! I'm so excited to tell you about a digital store that has opened! Daydream Designs owned by the talented and sweet Diane Noble is now open! I am so blessed to be a part of her Design Team!
Her store sells the cutest digital images, along with, digital papers and sentiments! She has many images being released throughout the month, so stop by occasionally and check out what's new! 

Here is my first project as part of the Dream Team:
I knew I had to make a cute little mini album when I saw Diane's School Days KD Kit. I teamed up her cute kit with some vintage papers from Graphic 45's ABC Primer. I used chalkboard ATC's to cover the tabs and used chalk ink for the numbers.  I've added lots of fibers and some cute charms to the rings. There are many pockets and tags throughout the album that I cut using my cricut. These cute little tags and folders will be used to hold lots of pictures of our new school year!

I used Tim Holtz caramel alcohol ink to make the ink spots and a ring fastener to open the folder.

Inside the folder is another album to hold more pictures.

Two mats to frame some pictures.

A cute little picture book and pocket.

The image on the tag is from the Dream Team Scripture Color Mats 1 set. 

These pages are full of Daydream Designs cute little images and digital papers! 

Picture of mini album before I altered it! :)

I hope you enjoyed my album and will stop by and check out Diane's new store Daydream Designs!

 I am entering in the following challenges:
 The Paper Shelter - Back to School
 Crafting by Designs - Back to School
Little Red Wagon - Back to School
Pennys Challenges - Spooled items
Crafting for all Seasons - Back to school/For a Child
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Back to School
3GirlJam - Back to School with ribbon
Five Simple Things - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Back to School
Glitter and Sparkle - Anything Goes
Red Carpet Studio - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Stamp all star (distressed entire album using fav brown ink)
Bearly-Mine - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Back to School
Milk Coffee - Back to School
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Digi Haven - Vintage
Hobbycutz - Recycle (I used some charms over again and the ring fastener)
The Crazy Challenge - Bingo (Charm, Image, Die cut)
Paper Playtime - Use 3 Different Papers
Lexi's Creations - Anything but a card
Oozak - Anything Goes/Die Cuts/Punches
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Back to School
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Bingo (Ribbon, die cuts, tag)
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party