Sundays with Crissy ~ Buttons & Bows

 

Happy Sunday!   Hope you are all having a wonderful Fall weekend.   It’s my turn to post for our Sundays With Crissy challenge blog – Yay!    We have a super fun challenge for those of you who love girlie-girl cardz ~ BUTTON & BOWS.

I’ve colored this sooooooooo adorable Snuzzle Love cutie illustrated by Crissy Armstrong for Wags ‘n Whiskers ~ can you tell I just love her?!    But I promise not to go on and on about how much she reminds me of my granddaughter! 

 

 

Lots of buttons, and actually a few bows – if you look very closely, I added some real TEENY TINY bows to the bunny’s outfit and the hair braid.  Yes, I do love bows!   

I’m also in love with this paper from Cosmo Cricket!   Being that I’m a total purple addict, it’s perfect for me!!   You would not believe how many coordinating papers in this color scheme are in this collection called Pixie-Licious ~ I was in heaven!    And, speaking of being happy – I found this scrap piece of ribbon in my stash from a card I had made AGES ago and it matched the DP perfectly!!    Yes, it’s the little things.    🙂

I decided to do an easel card, which is always my favorite for special cardz.   One tip that I learned from my inspiration go-to card designer, Rachel Jakes, is to add a little DP to the inside of the easel fold.   It’s such a simple little addition, but seems to really add a lot to the whole card, IMO!    Here’s a quick photo to show you what I’m talking about . . .

 

 

The gorgeous button flowers, which are already sewn and edged are from Sassafrass and come in a pack of 7 ~ a perfect number for my card!  

 

 

And last, but definitely not least, I HAD to share with you where the sentiment is from!   The dear, sweet, wonderful and SUPER talented buddy, Jami Bova has created a complete sheet of these very cool and popular digi Ticket Sentiments.  

They’re really awesome, but the best part is she is offering them for FREE!   How cool is that!    Here’s where you can find them on Jami’s blog.    Thank you Jami!

 

 

Phew!   Sorry about the length of this post today!   I hope you will join us for this FUN challenge.   All the details and information on our prize can be found in Crissy’s original post HERE.   But hurry … the deadline to enter is midnight on October 31st! 

Thanks for visiting today!

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Sundays with Crissy ~ Christmas in July

 

Hello!   I hope you are having a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.  This week at  Sundays with Crissy we are celebrating Christmas in July!        

This adorable little girl is available as a digi image from Wags ‘n Whiskers, illustrated by Crissy Armstrong and titled Sweet Danni and Bella.   She seems to have a vintage feel, in my opinion ~ so, I tried to distress the card to match with inks and my distresser tool.   Did you notice the REAL ribbon and bow on her dress?   Yup, I have way too much fun with these images!!  LOL

 

 

I know it’s a little hard to think about Christmas cards in the middle of July when the temps outside are soaring . . .  but if you take a peek at the always amazing creations from Crissy’s Crew at the Sundays with Crissy challenge blog,  I know you’ll be blown away and definitely in the spirit of Christmas!    As I always say, I feel very honored to be working with such a SUPER talented group of ladies.   This challenge will run through August 14th, so you have plenty of time to join.   And, our sponsor is the awesome Whimsy Stamps!

 

Happy Sunday!

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Sundays with Crissy ~ Relish to Embellish

 

Good morning!   I hope you are having a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.  It’s time for a new challenge at Sundays with Crissy, yay!    This time our challenge is titled Relish to Embellish.   I love that Crissy always puts a poetic twist to her challenges.    I definitely had fun with this one … once you get started, there’s no stopping!   

This gorgeous image is called He loves me and is available as a digi image from Wags ‘n Whiskers, beautifully illustrated of course by Crissy Armstrong.   

 

 

The DP used is from the Basic Grey green at heart 6×6 paper pad  and the sentiment is computer generated using the Scriptina font from dafont.com.    As for embellishments, here’s my list!    The flowers are pre-made from K&Co – I added the centers using circles cut from the dp and painted the center petals with Smooch paint in moonlight (one of my favorite embellies);   The flowers on the digi image are also painted with moonlight Smooch;  I’ve used some Diamond Stickles around all the edges of the rust colored cardstock for a look of glittered paper;  Added some white Zva Creative self-adhesive pearls and a polka-dot orange ribbon from my stash.    I think that’s it!

I hope you will join us for this challenge – EVERYone loves to add embellishments to their cards . . . primas, ribbons, glitter, buttons, brads, any and everything!    And, don’t forget, you have TWO weeks to complete your project.   For some AMAZING inspiration on this challenge, you MUST stop over at the Sundays with Crissy challenge blog.  I know you’ll be blown away by the DT samples!   I feel so honored to be working with such a SUPER talented group of ladies.   

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On a side note, have you heard about the new service being offered by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs through Whimsy Stamps?  

Custom Watermarks and Signatures!   

There is an awesome selection available with a VERY quick turnaround!    All the details can be found here

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Thank you for visiting today.    Hope you can stop back for a new House Mouse Monday tomorrow, along with the announcement of the winners from our blog hop.

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