Sunday, July 22, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Black Background Challenge

100_4642 by judkajudy
I think black adds a touch of elegance to any card, but I wasn't so sure about an entirely black background! I decided to accept the challenge on the CAS-ual Fridays site and make a card with a black background.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Stamping Fun!

Last summer I signed up at the last minute for Jennifer McGuire's Stamp Camp.   I happened to mention (whined) that because of my tardiness I was assigned the only bunk left in the cabin - an upper bunk!  Well, Sally from Missouri kindly offered to give up her lower bunk so I could enjoy my stay at Stamp Camp and we have been friends ever since!

We didn't sign up for stamping camp this summer and instead have rented a beach cottage where we are enjoying a stamping vacation.  Today we decided to use a similar image to make a card and see what happened!  I haven't seen Sally's version yet, but I know it will be a perfect masterpiece, full of amazing details and embellishments. 

We chose to use Miss Innocence images and here is my card:

As you can see, the puppy (a Deasey Design digi) is in serious danger of being bopped on the head by that huge cupcake!

Well, doggone!!  That smart little puppy realized the danger and frolicked off to chase a squirrel!!

Ms. Innocence is paper pieced with the cross stitching added by hand on her dress.  Colored with Copics.

Edited to add:  Sally just e-mailed me the darling card she made using a Miss Innocence image called "Beach Bum":

Now isn't this the sweetest card ever?  I love the Polaroid shot of Little Miss Beach Bum in her tie-dyed bathing suit.  Notice how the flag embelli's mimic the little flag on the sand castle.  And the tie-dyed turtles?  To "die" for!  (The turtles were made with a die from Memory Box).  I am hopeful after spending three weeks watching Sally stamp, I will absorb some of this talent!

Had lots of fun at the beach cottage today and can't wait to see what else we can challenge each other to do during our three week vacation!  We are enjoying the provided breakfast, the daily maid service and the charming little town where we browse the stamping stores and end up with home made ice cream before going back to the cottage.

If you haven't guessed by now, I confess that the beach cottage thing is a fantasy; only the cards and the friendship are real!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Deasey Rossie and Canine

Deasey Rossie and Canine by judkajudy
More digi images from Deasey Designs! I've used the dog, fence and tree from the Canines set and of course, Rossie! The sky and ground are patterned papers and I've colored the images wtih Copics.

The little canine reminds me of our dog Cooper! Couldn't resist this set!

We have had blessed rain for three days; sadly, it is too late to save the second corn crop. The temperatures have dropped to a more tolerable range and life is a bit easier.

Hope your weather is brining good things to where you live!! Thank you for stopping by!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CASology Challenge #1

CAS-ology Challenge #1 by judkajudy

CASology is a new challenge site with the creative twist of defining each challenge by using a single word. This first challenge is defined by the word "sun". Take it and interpret if any way you like!!

I live with a golfer so of course i had to include the little golfing chick!! I'm looking forward to the weekly challenges at CASology!

If it has cooled off outside, it is very subtle! I'm still feeling a bit house-bound! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Aero Boy

Aero Boy by judkajudy
This is another image from Deasy Designs digi set "Aero Boy". There's about 12 images in this digi set, so I won't be running out of ideas soon! The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, kindly enabled by Donna Mikasa. I'm not sure I can afford to visit Donna's blog anymore; I always find things there that I have to have!!

Lots of time to craft as it is HOT in Alabama. Even the dog doesn't want to go outside!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Aero Boy by Deasy Designs

Aero Boy by Deasy Designs by judkajudy
When I saw the premiere stamp launch of a new stamp company called Deasy Designs, I knew I had to add the Aero Boy set to my digi collection. The set is also available as a clear stamp set.

I'm entering this card in CAS-ual Fridays challenge to include two circles in your card. Those goggles do it for me!!  I just cut out the clouds and the flying bird after coloring them with Copics.  Some pop dots, some stiching and some "hills" with a sentiment by Hero Arts and it was all done.

It's a very warm Fourth of July here in Alabama! We may do the all American picnic of Kentucky Fried Chicken eaten in air-conditioned comfort!

Hope you are having a happy family holiday! Thanks for stopping by -- and God Bless America!!