Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Bubbles Everywhere

     This fun and silly image is from the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge and if you haven't played before, you can check out how to get the image on the Facebook page.  Just click on the Limited Runs name above and the link will take you there.

     The expression on this fish's face made me think he was suffering from severe indigestion or heartburn and this was the end result of my thought process.  lol


I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning and 3 colors from
Color My Heart #381 (Glacier/Lagoon/Nectarine.)
  

Colored with ProMarkers and gel inks
Cut with Memory Box die
Inked edges
Glitter added to bubbles
Background paper from scrap box
Paper used for strips also scraps & cut w/ Memory Box die
Blue pearls added
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
Cardz TV
Colour Crazy
Crafty Catz
House that Stamps Built (middle row)
Ike's World
Paperbabe Stamps
Polkadoodles
Simon Says Stamp

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Puppy Love from Digi Doodle Studios

     My next DT card as a reminder that our challenge at Digi Doodle Studios is still open and you have time to play.  Our theme for February is all about Love & Friendship and this time I used an adorable image called "Puppy Love" for my card.


I was influenced by Sketch 176 at Sweet Sketch Weds.

Colored with ProMarkers & pencil
Image and mat cut with QuicKutz octagon dies
Background scored with ScorPal board
Sheer ribbon and signature bow w pearl
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Creative Inspirations
Cuttlebug Mania
Digi Choosday
Lemon Shortbread
Southern Girls
TTCRD
Word Art Weds.

    Come join our challenge or visit us on Facebook.  We'd love to see you enter the challenge.  Happy Crafting.   NanaConnie

Monday, February 17, 2020

Leprechaun Days

     Edited to add:  Sorry this is late.  I set the timer incorrectly when I pre-scheduled the post and just now realized it.  All fixed now.  :-D

     Good Morning and Happy President's Day!  It's time for the start of another challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps where our theme is Always Anything Goes.  I hope you're going to play along and maybe win a gift certificate for some of Jan' fabulous image sets.

     Today, one month ahead of St. Patrick's Day, I've used this fantastic image of a fun Leprechaun 3154J.   Both the leprechaun and the pot of gold are images in the set; I just combined them for this card. 

     Each year, I make St. Patrick's cards and send them to my grandchildren because I celebrate my birthday on St. Paddy's and I'm Irish on both sides of my family tree!  I want to remind them of their Irish heritage.  My dad used to say, "Irishmen never father anything but Irishmen, regardless of what's on the other side."  lol


Colored with ProMarkers
Image and mats cut with QuicKutz dies
Polka dot paper from DCWV
Glitter paper from CTMH
Grosgrain bow 'dyed' with ProMarker

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Creative Crafters
Dream Valley
Incy Wincy
Lemon Shortbread
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Greetings
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Simon Says Stamp & Show
Star Stampz

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Life Can be a Breeze

     I love this fabulous image from Conie Fong where I am still doing projects as a Guest Designer.  Her challenges can be found on the Facebook page where you can enter either just colored Conie Fong images or completed projects which feature Conie Fong images.  This image is called "Serenity."

     I thought a soft pink, monochramatic theme would work for her and I love the way it turned out!  I did allow one, tiny, purple, butterfly.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers and gel ink
Image cut with Spellbinders framing die
Leaves cut with Cheery Lynn die
White flowers die cut from mulberry paper
Gems added to flower centers
Background was made by stamping a pattern with gray ink
        and coloring over it with an ink pad

     Challenges:
Crafty Creations
Creations in Pink
Creative Inspirations
Cuttlebug Mania
Do Al(l) Kreatives
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
Lemon Shortbread
Passion for ProMarkers
TTCRD
Tues Throwdown
Word Art Weds.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, February 14, 2020

Cave Man Love

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY !


     In days of old... and I mean REALLY old!  Yes, people fell in love way back  then, too.  lol  Today starts a new "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede and I decided that one more Valentine would be appropriate since today is Valentine's Day.  I merged two QKR images, each called "Cave Man" (yes, even the Cave Woman is titled as a Cave MAN!) but they have different numbering designations: 24292 & 24293.


Colored with ProMarkers and gel pens
Cut with Gina Marie die
    (do you see all the little hearts or do you only see 4 leaf clovers?)
Mounted onto red card stock base
CAS design which looks more complex due to die cut

     Challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner
Creatalicious
Creative Inspirations
Creative Moments
Friendship
I {heart} ProMarkers
Paper Funday
Paper Shelter
SheepSki Designs
Tales from the Craft Room

     Hoping to see you playing along with us this week and in the meantime, Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Chocolate Kind of Love

     Catch the Bug has a theme of "Child's Play" and I'm still thinking back to those fun childhood days of Valentine exchanges in school but wishing someone had put chocolates in my Valentine box.  :-D  This adorable little sunbonnet girl is an image from Bugaboo Stamps.


Colored with ProMarkers
Image is fussy cut with scissors & mounted on dimensional dots
Heart doily cut from mulberry paper
Scrap strip of CS added to bottom & gems applied
Pearls added to sunbonnet & apron
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
Allsorts
Brown Sugar
Crafty Friends
Do Al(l) Creatives
Double D
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
Friendship
I {heart} ProMarkers
Paper Funday

      Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A Mousie Kind of Love

     I adore House Mouse stamps but have very few which work as Valentine images.  This one, however, brings back childhood memories of candy hearts with words on them and how we looked forward to the Valentine card exchange in our classrooms.  :-D  Do kids even do that any more?


I pulled color and hearts inspiration from 
this photo at Passion for ProMarkers.


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with QuicKutz rectangle die
CAS design
Card front is embossed with "Linen" folder
Hand tied bow with sequin

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Coloring in Scrapland
Cutie Pie
Digi Choosday
Dream Valley
Get Creative
TTCRD

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Monday, February 10, 2020

Spring Beauty

     Here's another card I've done as a Guest Designer for Conie Fong.   This image is called "Braid in My Hair."  I just had to do it in my favorite purples and lavenders.  :-D  I also layered several frame die cuts to make my own background for the image.


I played a bit with Sketch 177 from Sweet Sketch Weds.
but that was my take on this sketch.


Colored with ProMarkers and gel inks
Fussy cut with scissors
Layered frames cut with Spellbinders dies
Dry embossing on layered frames
Sentiment printed and hand cut
Hand sewn bow w/ pearl
Kraft card base

     Challenges:
Crafty Creations
Creative Inspirations
Digi Choosday
Ellibelle's Crafty Weds.
Ike's World
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
TTCRD
Tuesday Throwdown
Word Art Weds.

     Enjoy your week and Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Love Bears

     These two darling little bears, who are probably in love, came from the Scrapper's Delights Progressive challenge.  They are separate images but I merged them so that they would be looking at each other with their sweet daisies in their hands.


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with Spellbinders die
Edges inked
DP scrap from the basket
Embossed background paper scrap from Doodlebug
Butterfly from Spellbinders die cut from a scrap

     Challenges:
Artsy Stamper
Coloring in Scrapland
Dragonfly Dreams
Dream Valley
Incy Wincy
Lil Patch of ...
Outlawz SAR
Pixie's Snippets

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Best Friend Puppy

     Today I'm working with the All Dressed Up image provided for the Outlawz Progressive challenge.  This sweet little gal with her darling puppy just called out for a bright, spring card.  All the papers and CS are from old stash or scraps.


I used the sketch from Crafting Vicky,
which I turned 1/4 turn and I played a bit with the triangles.


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with Spellbinders die
Triangles cut w/ Memory Box dies
Butterflies - Spellbinders die & Fiskars punch
Faux stitching
Polka dot washi tape from old stash

     Challenges:
Butterfly (Sky blue, Salmon, Sage, Spots, Stitching)
Crafty Sentiments
Double Trouble (+ Use Your Stuff)  (all 3)
Lemon Shortbread
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
TTCRD

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, February 7, 2020

Bee Mine

     It's Friday again (already!) and that mean a new weekly, Anything Goes, challenge at QKR Stampede.  Unfortunately, I'm suffering from a head cold so this post will be very short and sweet.  I used an image and a sentiment from our sister company, Eureka Stamps, "Bee 6703" and "Bee Mine 13303."


I used colors (red, yellow, pale blue) from the inspiration at Color My Heart Color Dare.


ProMarkers
Image - Sizzix die
Sentiment - Gina Marie die
Hearts are negatives from die cut frame

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Colour Crazy
C.R.A.F.T.
Creative Knockouts
Cute Card Thurs
Outlawz Festive Fri
Pattie's Creations
Polkadoodles
Time Out

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Girly Hugs and Kisses

     Last Saturday, Catch the Bug  started their Anything Goes challenge for February and on Sunday the new Stella Says Sketch challenge started so this card combines an image from Bugbaoo Stamps with the sketch.


Colored with ProMarkers
Image cut with Spellbinders die
DCWV dp
Pink CS embossed w/ "Linen" EF
Tiny die cut hearts (negatives from Gina Marie die)
Hand tied bow
Sentiment from Bugaboo, hand cut

     Challenges:
Angie's Digital Stamps
Artsy Stamper
Dare 2B Artzy
Dies R Us
Dragonfly Dreams
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz SAR
Stamping Sensations

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Sweets for a Sweetheart

     Time for a card featuring an image from Beccy's Place where the optional theme is "All About Animals."  I'm doing a few Valentine's since it's early February and I thought this sweet bear was perfect for someone who loves home baked goodies.  All it took was a combo of traditional Valentine colors.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Layered onto rose red and pink CS
Hearts cut with Memory Box dies
Sentiment printed in red and hand cut
Matted with pink CS

     Challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania
Dies R Us
Double D
House that Stamps Built
I {heart} ProMarkers
Memory Box #58
Mod Squad
Paper Funday
Paperminutes
Paper Shelter
Simon Says Stamp

     Have a very Happy Crafting day.  :-D  NanaConnie

Monday, February 3, 2020

Challenge #7 at Jan's Digi Stamps

     Today I'm posting my DT card for the newest challenge at Jan's Digital Stamps.  Our challenges are always "Anything Goes" and you can use any products from any company but we'd love to see some Jan's images in the mix.  :-D

     This is a preview of one of the two new set Jan has created for February.  This one has some delightful block sentiments, in both bright colors and as black and white line drawings.  I used a pre-colored version of the Block Sentiment 3250J.  I also used a butterfly from the "Friendship Flowers 702J."


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with QuicKutz die
Matting rectangles cut with QuicKutz dies
Butterfly is fussy cut w/ scissors
Lace bow made with bow maker

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Crafty Catz
Creative Knockouts
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Color
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Paperbabe Stamps
Paper Girls
Penny's Paper-Crafty

     I hope you are going to come and play with us this month.  We love being inspired by you and visiting your blogs.  You have until February 16 to enter.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Guest Designer at Conie Fong !

     I can hardly tell you how excited I am today.  I've been invited to be a Guest Designer at Conie Fong's Facebook challenges for February and March!!  I discovered and fell in love with Conie's lovely artwork way back when and being a Guest Designer is such a delight.  Maybe some day I can join the team on a more permanent basis and that would be just as exciting but for today, I'm looking forward to the opportunities to share with you my designs as GDT.

     This sweet image is called Bella with Rose and I thought it made a perfect Valentine card.  Of course, a certain member of my family seem to think it should serve as her birthday card but that's not my intention this time.  :-D


Design based on the sketch at Sketch Saturday.


Colored with ProMarkers
Image and mat cut with Spellbinders dies
Sentiment printed and cut with Avery Elle die
Papers are scraps from DCWV
Heart is in the dp but embellished with get ink
Hand tied and sewn bow
Metal brads

     Challenges:
A Bit More Time...
Angie's Digital Stamps
Crafter's Cafe
Crafty Friends
Creatalicious
Dare 2B Artsy
Dragonfly Dreams
Outlawz PAM
Stamping Sensations

     Come visit the Conie Fong Facebook site.  We'd love to see you there.  There are both Coloring Only and Completed Project challenges, but you must use a Conie Fong image.  Check out the Etsy store - you'll fall in love.  :-D  Happy Crafting.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Gracie & Nibbles

     I'm so tickled to announce that after having served last month as a Guest Designer for Digi Doodle Studios, I've been invited to be part of the DT!  I'm thrilled and have fallen in love with all of Dina's sweet images.  I can hardly wait to share with you what I've done with them as time moves along.  :-D

     Here's my first card as a DT for the challenge which begins today, with a theme of "It's a Love Thing."  I used a darling image called "Gracie & Nibbles" which is perfect for another Valentine card to add to my stash.


This is a fancy fold card and here's how it looks with the top flap open:


     The card base is a triangle, cut on the diagonal across a full sheet of CS, 11 x 8.5 inches.  The points are scored to make an A2 size card, 5.5 x 4.25 inches, when folded.  I used my Scor-Pal to get perfectly straight score lines.  I added the rectangle of white CS to the inside which can be used for writing the message.

Colored with ProMarkers
Image is fussy cut with scissors
Circle cut with QuicKutz die
Pink satin bow is hand tied and stitched

Colors from the inspiration at Color My Heart.

     Challenges:

     Happy Crafting and come share your creations with us in our "It's a Love Thing" challenge.  NanaConnie

In the Garden

     It's time for a new monthly challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and this month we're sponsored by Jan's Digi Stamps.  I'm delighted to be on that DT as well and Jan's will have a new fortnightly challenge starting on Monday, February 3.  Jan's current challenge ends tomorrow at 3 p.m. Pacific time.

 

     I used a couple of the supplemental images from Jan's "Little Garden Cottage 943J" set, leaving the cottage itself for another creation later down the road.  The snail and mushrooms made a perfect Welcome Home card.


Colored with ProMarkers
Snail is fussy cut
Mushrooms cut with Unbranded die
Green CS hand bleached
Strip of dp from scrap basket (DCWV?)
Machine embroidered flowers

     Challenges:
A Bit More Time...
Aud Sentiments
Cardz TV
Colour Crazy
Digi Choosday
Outlawz Festive Fri
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Polkadoodles
TTCRD

     Come play with us this month.  You could be the winner and take home some wonderful Jan's Digi Stamps sets!   Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, January 31, 2020

Love You

     Can you believe that this is the last day of January and Valentine's day is only two weeks away?  Weren't we tossing out the torn Christmas wrap just last night?  It's also a Friday which means that today's card is my DT card for the latest weekly challenge at QKR Stampede.

     Our challenge theme is always Anything Goes but I chose to make a Valentine card.  This is my second Valentine this year but the image I chose (with it's own sentiment as part of the image) is a favorite of mine.  It's called "Love You" and I just adore the little rag doll.  It's the 'ragged" part of her that inspired me to do lots of distressing on this card.

     I do love the typical "warm" colors of Valentine's Day because they are really our first chance to add warm colors to our otherwise cold winter palette.  The red, pink, and deep burgundy are such a delight.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers and chalk ink pad
Pink and burgundy color combo
Image and mat cut with Spellbinders dies, 2 corners curled
Edges distressed with kraft knife
2 corners shaped with Fiskars punch
Kitty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Lace bow made with bow maker

     Challenges:
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Cardz TV
Colour Crazy
Crafty Catz
Creative Fingers
Cute Card Thurs
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Scrapper's Delights
Your Next Stamp

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Going to Disneyland

     My eldest granddaughter is going to celebrate her 21st birthday with a trip to Disneyland with friends.  I was working on her card last night when she stopped by.  We had dinner together and then retired to the craft room.  I had completely forgotten that this was half completed and in plain sight on top of the desk.  She commented on how I had used the dies to cut it, and began making suggestions on design and embellishment.

     Since the sentiment wasn't visible (I had quickly tucked it away under a pile of scraps), I just fell in with design talk, undertook a few of her suggestions (the flowers and brad centers), and set about finishing the card with her very much a part of it.  She did find another image I had already colored and asked if she could choose dies and embellishment elements to make it into a card.  Since that distracted her from what I was doing, I gave her free reign with that one and you'll see it posted to my blog when she gets it done.  After she was safely gone, I added the sentiment.  :-D

     For this one today, the image is from LeAnn's World 101.


Colored with ProMarkers
Glitter on Star in her hair
Cut with Avery Elle strip dies
Mulberry paper flowers, dyed with ProMarkers
Metal brads for flower centers
Sentiment printed and hand cut

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Crafty Catz
I {heart} ProMarkers
Paper Shelter
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Scrappy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Southern Girls
Word Art Weds

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Cuddle Kind of Love

     Today is a good day for cuddling at my house.  The weather is chilly, my fur babies think I should be curled up in bed so that they can pile on top of me or crawl under the covers and plaster themselves against my back for warmth.  They didn't think much of my taking time to sit at the craft table and make this Valentine salute to love in the rarest of forms.  :-D

     The stamp is from House Mouse.  HM images always make me smile and this one is no exception.  I apologize that the image isn't spectacularly clear but I stamped it with Light Coffee ink so that the design would look almost as though it had no outlines but I think my coloring just didn't give enough definition.  None-the-less, I submit this for your enjoyment.


Coloring w/ ProMarkers and chalks
Die cut green CS is a snippet cut with Sue Wilson die
Burlap fabric pieces are left over scraps
Mulberry paper flower, 'dyed' with ProMarkers
Sentiment printed and cut w/ Avery Elle die

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Digi Choosday
Double Trouble
Dragonfly Dreams
Incy Wincy
Pixie's Snippets
Simon Says Stamp & Show
SUYP Cats
TTCRD

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Monday, January 27, 2020

Bee-utiful Spring Day

     I know we aren't even finished with January, but I'm looking outside at my garden area and thinking of what I want to plant this spring.  I always get some volunteer morning glories which I let grow until the blossoms are gone because the bees and hummingbirds seem to love them, so when I saw this image over at LeAnn's World, I grabbed it and colored it right away.


My card is based on the sketch at My Favorite Things.

Colored with ProMarkers
Stickles added to bee's wings
All die cuts done w/ Sue Wilson dies
Butterfly, purple flowers, &
      sentiment are dimensional

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Butterfly(riffle green/rajah/raised up)
Digi Choosday
House that Stamps Built
I {heart} ProMarkers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
TTCRD
Tuesday Throwdown
 
     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Iced Polar Bear

     You've all heard of Iced Tea?  Maybe even Iced Coffee or Iced Espresso?  Well, today we have an Iced Bear!  lol  The image is from Limited Runs for their Progressive Challenge.  The bear is theirs but I added the block of ice.

     This is really a very CAS card - the image is cut with a fancy die and mounted onto a pre-made card blank.


Colored with ProMarkers
Glitter added to ice block
Cut with Spellbinders die
Mounted onto pre-made card blank
Sentiment printed and cut by hand

     Challenges:
Addicted to CAS
Angie's Digi Stamps
Bastel-Traum
Crafter's Cafe
Dare 2B Artzy
Dragonfly Dreams
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Morgan's Art World
Star Stampz

     That's all for today.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Friday, January 24, 2020

Bundle Up Snowman

     It's Friday and you know that means another challenge is starting at QKR Stampede where the theme is always "Anything Goes."  I've used a sweet, bundled-up-because-he's-frozen, snowman from our sister company, Eureka Stamps, which is called "Snowman Block."  The sentiment is "Bundle Up."  This is a new-to-me stamp which I was happy to add to my collection of snowmen.  If I could find a reason to use snowmen all year 'round, I would!


Colored with ProMarkers and chalks
Papers are scraps from the basket
Stitched ribbon is also a scrap
Distressed edges on all layers
Sentiment is hand cut and inked on the edge

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Colour Crazy
C.R.A.F.T.  (new image)
Crafter's Castle
Crafty Friends
Creative Knockouts
Creative Moments
Outlawz PAM
Time Out (scarf)

     Please come and play with us this week.  We love being inspired by you and always look forward to visiting your blogs.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hot Drinks in Winter

     No matter what kind of hot drinks you like - coffee, tea, chocolate - they are a survival necessity in the dark days of January (and February, and even March for some of you!)  Scrapper's Delights has this darling image of a young man and his hot winter drink for their Progressive Challenge.


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with Tonic Studios die
Fiskars Corner Punch
Stitched Ribbon (Crafty Ribbons)

     Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge
Allsorts
I {heart} ProMarkers
Paperbabe Stamps
Paper Shelter
Scrapper's Delight
Scrappy Land
Word Art Weds.

     Happy Crafting.   NanaConnie

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Always More Marshmallows!

     It's time for a BINGO challenge at Catch the Bug and I used the first diagonal: snowflake/ Bugaboo Image/ ribbon.  Since it's hard to have snowflakes without cold, winter weather, and since snowflakes combine to make snowmen, this card is done using chilly colors of ice blue, light lavender, and aqua. 

     I love this Bugaboo snowman with his warm mug of cocoa and extra marshmallows.  Hot cocoa is wonderful when it's cold but cocoa with marshmallows is always better and the more marshmallows, the better.  :-D


Colored with ProMarkers
Cut with Spellbinders die
Blue snowflakes cut with AI dies
Top 2 layers of dp cut with QuicKutz dies
Papers from Doodlebug
Wide grosgrain ribbon used for bow
Bow was white but 'dyed' with ProMarker
Sentiment from Bugaboo hand cut

     Challenges:
Coloring in Scrapland
Crafty Friends
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Hazelnut's
Creatalicious
Cuttlebug Mania
Dare 2B Artsy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz PAM
Papercraft

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dragonfly Day

     This is my second post today so if you missed the first one, click HERE or scroll down one post.

     I was looking through my folder of older images which were waiting to be colored and found this one from Pattie's Creations.  I know it's been a long time since I used it and it just appealed to me as a sign that spring will be here before we know it.


Sketch from Sweet Sketch Weds 2


Colored with ProMarkers and chalks
Glitter added to the wings
Image cut with QuicKutz square die
Scrap below image cut with Spellbinders die
Background dp from my old stash (DCWV)
Metal brads

     Challenges:
Allsorts
As You Like It
Cardz TV
Crafty Friends
Creative Fingers
Creative Inspirations
Polkadoodles
Take It, Make It

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

Celebrate with Selfies

     This all started yesterday when I read the newest challenge title at Double Trouble, which said "Say Cheese."  I immediately thought about family reunion photos and selfies where everyone has to 'say cheese' to get a proper smile on their face.  I ran to my file of printed images, found the one from LeAnn's World for their progressive challenge because it has this fun couple celebrating and taking selfies.

     As it turns out, the 'cheese' was in honor of National Cheese Day and one of the options was to do something with your favorite cheesy food - sorry, no cheesy food at this party.  But the other option was show something which "makes you smile" and for me that would be parties and friends (and making cards.)

     Double Trouble is also partnering with Atlantic Hearts Sketch for the next 2 weeks (with a different sketch each week) so I chose this week's sketch and used it.


   The House That Stamps Built Inspiration Palette Challenge J1520
                             Colors came from House that Stamps Built

Colored with ProMarkers
Image & Sentiment cut with Unbranded dies
Blue CS cut with Memory Box dies
Both blue and orange CS embossed w/ Linen EF
Butterfly is machine embroidered

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Colouring in Scrapland
Double D
Pammies Inky Pinkies
Paper Funday
Scrappy Land

     This is my first post today and I'll have a second one in a couple more hours so be sure to stop back and check out that one, too.  In the meantime, Happy Crafting.   NanaConnie