Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Easter or Bunnies/Chicks

Well hello friends!  Happy Saturday again - I hope you all find some time for crafting this weekend.  :)  We are getting a bit of snow this morning in Massachusetts - 10 days ago it was 85 degrees and my daughter was at the beach.  So weird.

My DT and I have some more Easter goodies to share with you.  I have a little mini tutorial to share with you, something I do with some of my ATC's, especially holiday ones.  So first I'll share the ATC with you - this one uses Amalia Easter Bunny from Dilly Beans, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits, and mounted on Stampin' Up! cardstock and DP:

I then turned it into an Easter card!  See:

I did this with my next ATC too.  This one uses Emo Easter Peeper Boy from Just Some Lines, colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and Stampin' Up! markers:

And turned into a card:
 Kinda cool, right?  It was a quick and fun way to make use of some of my ATC's.  I used ten of them to make a set of cards as a gift and it only took ten minutes or so.

Denice painstakingly colored and cut these tiny versions of Harvey (GORGEOUS!) from Michelle Perkett Studio:

Sharon made this funky pink fairy bunny ATC, so cute:

Mary also used Harvey from MPS, "popping" him out and mounting him on a nice bright yellow ATC:

Our sponsor this week is:

Scroll down below to link up!  Have a great weekend.  Peace.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #25 - Easter or Bunnies/Chicks

Happy Wednesday!  :)  We didn't have a lot of entrants into our BABIES challenge last week, only 6 - which means more than half of you get prizes, as our generous sponsor 

provided 4 gift certificates!  Our randomly chosen winner of the first prize, a $20 gift certificate to the store, is:
 5.) tina

Winner of the $5.00 gift certificates are:
Congratulations, ladies!  Please send me an e-mail to with "WW Week 24 Winner" in the subject line to claim your prize!

Our top 3 for last week are:

4.) Mandy

Congrats, ladies!  Please send me an e-mail to with "WW Top 3" in the subject line, and I'll send along your Top 3 badge for your blog!

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous
 Michelle generously allowed our DT to play with 2 of her fabulous images, and the random winner for this week will get to choose between Happy Easter Bunny and Harvey the Easter Bunny as their prize!  :)

I used Happy Easter Bunny for my first ATC, colored with Prismacolor markers and mounted on DP from Stampin' Up!:

My next ATC uses Harvey the Easter Bunny, colored with Copics and matted on SU! DP:

Mary made a 3-D ATC with the beautiful Happy Easter Bunny:

I love how Denice cropped Harvey for her colorful ATC:

Sharon used Oh Happy Spring, LOVE the fabric and the coloring techniques, so unique:

I simply adore Chelsea's pink gingham background (have I told you I have a "thing" for gingham??), Harvey looks so sweet here:

I hope you play along with us this week and show us your Easter ATC's or ATC's featuring bunnies/chicks!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Babies!

Hello friends!  Thanks for visiting us today - we've got a bit more BABY eye candy for you to hopefully inspire you to play along with us this week for a chance to win - we've got FOUR chances to win this week, from our very generous sponsor:

 I used this beautiful image from A Day for Daisies called A Kiss for Sis and a sentiment from TLC to make my ATC:

My image is colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and Stampin' Up! markers.  DP & ribbon are also from SU!

Denice used our sponsor's image, Snuggles, to create this sweet ATC:

Sharon created this absolutely hysterical "Cry Baby" ATC:

Please check out the post below to link up!  Peace.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #24 - Babies

Hello friends!  Spring has arrived here in New England with record high temperatures - feels like we went straight from Winter to Summer!  I'm not complaining, though, I love me some sunshine and warm weather!  :)

Our random winner from last week's challenge, who will win the entire set of Aviator Kitties from Digi Darla, is...
 Congratulations, jengd!  I had to giggle when I saw it was your flying toaster entry that came up as winner, Jen!  Thanks for the laugh and so glad you're playing along with us every week!  Shoot me an e-mail to so I can hook you up with your prize.

Our top 3 for last week are:
 1.) jengd
5.) hilda

Congratulations, girls!  Send me an e-mail if you need the Top 3 badge!

Now on to this week's challenge - our sponsor this week is:

And our theme this week is:


Yup, that's it - just babies.  Make an ATC that has something to do with babies - think about what you can turn your ATC's into later on down the road:  gift tags, bookmarks, even greeting cards.  Here's what myself and the rest of the DT came up with to inspire you this week using some baby images from our generous sponsor - this first one is from me, I colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and Stampin' Write markers from SU!:

This next one is my boy baby ATC, colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  I found this DP in my stash, thought it went well with the theme:

Denice's coloring is fantastic and I love the bright blocks of color and the faux stitching:

Mary's sweet baby girl ATC is too cute, and that tag is the perfect touch:

 Sharon's baby girl ATC is too precious, love that ribbon and her pj's almost look soft and fuzzy, don't they?

Chelsea's baby boy ATC is sweet and simple, the soft blue gingham background is just perfect:

Hope to see you back here Saturday for our reminder post.  Have a fabulous week!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Flying Things!

Happy Saturday, friends!  Are you here for a bit of inspiration for our

Flying Things Challenge?!?

Yes?  Good - because that's what we have for you!   

First up, though, it's very important to note that we are an ATC -only challenge blog.  ATC's are small pieces of art that measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches - please do not link up your project(s) unless they fit this description.  Thank you!

I made another ATC with our sponsor's, Digi Darla, Kitty Aviator image:

My next ATC uses a stamp from My Favorite Things - I heat-embossed the butterflies with silver:

And my last ATC uses images from The Octopode Factory:

Sharon created this gorgeous ATC with so much detail - love the addition of the fiber and the pink ribbon on the butterfly child's wand:

Denice went with hot air balloons for her ATC, and I just LOVE the soft masked look of this one, it's so striking:

We do hope you're flying high by now and ready to join us this week!  Don't forget, you've got until Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST to link up!  Peace.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #23 - Flying Things

Hello friends - thank you so much for leaving us such kind comments.  We're really glad you're enjoying this challenge blog, we're having just as much fun as you!  :)

Let's get to our winner from last week's Over the Rainbow challenge!
 Congratulations, Sherryn!  Your prize is a $12.00 gift certificate to the A Day for Daisies online shop!  Please send an e-mail to with "WW ATC Over the Rainbow Winner" in the subject line to claim your prize!

Our top 3 are:

5.) jengd

Please send an e-mail to with "WW ATC #22 Top 3" in the subject line, and I will send along your Top 3 badge for your blog.

Our new challenge theme is:

Flying Things!

This week we have a new sponsor, the fabulous:

Kim from Digi Darla is oh-so-sweet and provided the DT with these adorable Kitty Aviator images below.

Here is my first ATC using Kitty Aviator 3, I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  DP is from SU!  Gemstone stickers are from my stash, sentiment is from Scrapalicious Times Sentiments:

My next ATC uses Kitty Aviator 5, mounted on some cool Tim Holtz map DP.  I colored kitty with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, and added a rub-on sentiment from Stampin' Up!:

Mary used Kitty Aviator 2 - love that spiral sentiment:

Chelsea used Kitty Aviator 5, and created a beautiful cloudy sky scene:

Sharon also used Kitty Aviator 5, and made a cool "home" banner for him, love the cloudy background:

Aviator #3 and colored it just fabulously then added a banner being pulled by the cute little plane:

See you back here on Saturday and have fun - that's what this is all about!  :)  Peace.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Over the Rainbow

Hello there - I'm here with Denice and Sharon on this lovely Saturday to bring you a few more ATC's with our fun theme:

Over the Rainbow

For my first ATC, I used this adorable Baby on Cloud image from A Day for Daisies, colored with Prismacolor markers, Prismacolor pencils, and mineral spirits.  I used glitter and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, and added a ribbon:

My next ATC was made with one of the cute Tiddly Inks images, paired with DP embellies (sun & "Sweet" word) from Nikki Sivils and green gemstone stickers:

Denice's ATC  has a cool mixed media look to it, and I love those angels:

I love the quote that Sharon used for her ATC:

Hope you will play along with us - scroll down to link up below by Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EST

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #22 - Over the Rainbow

Welcome back to Wednesday!  Glad to see you back here for another week of fun and creativity.  Let's get to last week's winner and top 3 first.  Our random winner is:
Congratulations Beverly G.!  Please send an e-mail to with "Wicked Wednesday Winner" in the subject line to claim your prize (Toby the Painter digi image).

And our top 3 from last week are:
Congratulations ladies - please send an e-mail to with "Wicked Wednesday Top 3" in the subject line and I'll send along your badge.

This week we are being sponsored by the absolutely wonderful:

Our theme is:
Over the Rainbow

The DT and I created with one of the beautiful images from A Day for Daisies, and the prize for next week's random winner will be a $12.00 gift certificate to the A Day for Daisies store!

I colored my ATC with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits, and Prismacolor markers.  I added the "Special Delivery" sentiment, some clear gemstone stickers, and spritzed the whole thing with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz:

For my next ATC, I painted an ATC with Gesso, then painted the rainbow on it.  I added a clear sticker sentiment and sprayed with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz:

I love the sentiment on Chelsea's beautiful ATC, and the clouds are so cool, love how they hang off the page:

Sharon's vintagey-rainbow ATC is awesome:

Denice used soft pastel colors to achieve this stunning look:

Mary's soft and sweet ATC is fabulously 3-dimensional:

We look forward to seeing what you come up with for our rainbow theme this week!  Please come visit us Saturday for some more colorful eye candy!  Peace.