Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge - Punch It Out

This week at Crafts and Me Challenge the digi team is back with a challenge to Punch It Out! So grab those punches, nesties, etc and have just have fun creating!

 For my card I used the absolutely gorgeous May digital stamp. I LOVED her as soon as I saw her and finally worked up the nerve to color her up. Speaking of digi's there are a slew of NEW ones available NOW at Crafts and Me. I used Echo Park Summertime even though it looks like she's dancing with the moon I loved pairing her with bright summer papers. I don't know about your neck of the woods, but it's approaching 90 degrees here today! That is a bit too hot for me but eh, it's only for a month or so - I can handle it. I hope! The flowers are a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry roses. I've been hoarding these pretty things and finally had the heart to part with a few! *giggle* I love using my Helmar Craft Glue for adhering these flowers - I know they won't be falling off when I do. Also, I used glitter on her wings! I don't normally like glitter just because of the mess....I don't like to sparkle for days but I bought this pretty purple glitter from my LSS and couldn't resist dusting some on her wings. I got a tip from Grace to use Helmar Gemstone glue for adhering glitter and let me tell you it worked like a charm! Since it dries clear you don't see anything BUT the gorgeous sparkle of the glitter. It even photographed well and that usually doesn't happen when I use glitter in the past! I love and believe I am hooked!

I hope you will play along with us this week, we have a fabulous prize sponsored by

with 3 downloads of winners choice!    

And now to my sad news. I've decided to step down from Crafts and Me with this being my last challenge as part of the DT. :( It was such a HARD decision because you KNOW how much I love their digital and rubber stamps but I just need to step away from some of the more time consuming parts of being on a DT and focus on my family a bit more. We are in the midst of trying to sell our house as well and I need to make sure I keep on top of the house so it's not a big thing when we have a showing. That means *gasp* cleaning up after every single card I make! haha Hard to do, for me, believe me! The girls at Crafts and Me are amazing - Teresa is wonderful to work for - she's a strong and amazing woman - I admire her lots. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to help launch the digital side of her shop and don't worry - I'll still be creating with all my favorites as well as newbies such as the ones just listed today!

Challenges I'm Playing:
The Beary Scrap - #27 June Sketch
A Spoonful of Sugar - Flower Power 
2 Sisters - Anything Goes 
All Sorts - Things with Wings
Catch the Bug - Bright Colors 

Stamp: May digital stamp by Crafts and Me
Paper: Echo Park Summertime Collection
Copics: Skin - E50, E51, E53, E93; Hair - W1, W3, W5; Flowers - R89, R81; Dress - Y02, Y04, Y06, Y08
Atyou Spica Pens: Clear, Silver, Melon, Sky Blue  
Nestibilities: Circle Set
Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Flowers
Fairy Dust Glitter by Donna Salazar
Adhesive: Helmar Gemstone Glue, Helmar Craft Glue, Helmar Zap Dots


Jacilynn said...

super pretty! love the bright colors. And good for you, sometimes we have to make the hard choice to increase our happiness.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful colour on her dress. Such a gorgeous image.

Mona E said...

Hey Sweetie!
Loooove the bright colours of your card. And i think you made a fantastic job colouring her up. I still am working up the courage to colour her, lol. She is truly beautiful. I too love the new stamps i the shop and i can`t wait to play with them. I am so sad that you are leaving us. It has been a pleasure to work with you. I`ll be sure to stop by and visit you now and then. I wish you the best of luck! Hugs...Mona

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW! This is a beautiful creation! Your coloring is stunning and I love that spray of roses- SO pretty!