Thursday, May 31, 2018

Happy Half-O-Ween with the God of the Dead!

The sounds of the ages before and after float hauntingly over the fabulous Anubis!  God of the Dead until he was replaced in the Middle Kingdom by Osiris, he assumes many roles in the death process as he rules over his subjects.  Protector of the deceased and their tombs as well as associating himself with the mummifications process!   All done while holding himself regally above all of life and its subjects!  This fabulous Anubis is brilliantly given life by LeighSBDesigns especially for the half way mark to our most favorite holiday or as we call it, Half-O-Ween!  Yes, Half-O-Ween signifies only six more months until Halloween!  And we all are always ready for that!  So welcome and enjoy and participate in the LeighSBDesigns Half-O-Ween Blog Hop!


With some words from the Book of the Dead, nighttime reading for this dear fellow, he lives among the smoke and rubble of the history of the Egyptian Gods.  You can find him in all his glory at LeighSBDesigns Boutique ready to come celebrate Half-OWeen with you and your crafting goodies!


Hope to blog hop to your blog as you join in the fun with the:





Tuesday, May 15, 2018

It's Monochromatic Time at Ike's World Challenge

Welcome and I hope your May is going along swimmingly!  At Ike's World Challenges we are going into monochromatic or all hues of one shade...no pops of another color allowed OR Anything Goes for #108 :)   I am using the oh so lovely Angel #5 and I have colored her up and put her into a fold up card all in pinks.  Also there is a Birthday Sale going on at Ike's Art with 50% off on images taken at the register!  Shop HERE!

Using a template for the folding card from Stampington Magazine, I cut two of them out of the outside paper and the inside paper.  A tiny cloud and sun and the word "Believe" give a hint of what is on the inside.


I attached my colored image on white cardstock to the middle of the card.  Before attaching anything to front or inside I inked all edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

I think this will be a lovely graduation card or just a pick me up card for someone special.  Now we want to see your creations for May!  Inspire us!





Thursday, May 10, 2018

Janette's Monthly Challenge at Dragons Lair Designs!

This kit makes me smile with sunshine when I am playing with it!  That's a pretty cool thing to be able to say about a kit that is sooo inexpensive PLUS Janette is giving away a Freebie addition to the kit on the Dragons Lair Inspiration Blog!!  How cool is that?  Here is my latest (I am addicted to this) play with the fabulous Citrus kit! 


I am making a digital scrapbook of our latest trip to Japan and this kit is working out so well!  I added two photos of my son as photographer and observing the customs of the temple at Ueno Park.

Why not run to the Dragons Lair Inspiration Blog HERE and grab the freebie and then run, well, you may walk if holding scissors! to the Dragons Lair Designs Etsy Store and buy the mini kit "Citrus".  Then create away!  Remember if digital play is not your thing, then these kits make wonderful elements to print out and cut to make cards...anything you want!

And here is my first fun page with this kit :)





Monday, April 30, 2018

The Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz

I am hoping to slide this cutie under the wire as I type this it is almost 10 pm the last day!!  So quick and fast here is the fabulous Virgo Cat from Sheepski Designs!  He is being used for the Progressive challenge at the Outlawz group!


I used background paper that I made from my leftover palette paint and DP to go on top of that.  The little kitty is colored with Soucolor makers.

I am entering this into the Outlawz Progressive Challenge for April.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

You are Invited to Celebrate with us at LeighSBDesigns!

Yep, we are still celebrating all month long for LeighSBDesigns and our first birthday!  A whole year of fabulous designs by our own Leigh!  Here is a party cat, well, he is actually Santa Whiskers with one of the fabulous Party Hats instead of his Santa hat!  Digital stamps are quiet versatile and there are tons of ways to play with them!


This guy was on the Inspiration Blog and all of this month's fun can be found there too!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Limited Runs Progressive Challenge on Their Facebook Page!

This little guy is sooo cute and kinda looks like he could come up with some snappy jokes if need be!  He was free at Limited Runs to participate in the Progressive Challenge on the Facebook Group!
All the details are HERE!  So run see all the fun!


I used some paper that I had made with my left over acrylic paints and a brayer.  Then some smaller papers for the squares (the blue one another painted postcard).  The placement is to fit the Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz Challenge Blog!  Here is my sketch; it was use the one for this month or pick one from a previous year!


I am also entering this in the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and I am using the sketch from Jan. 4, 2017.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Midway Post for Ike's World Challenge Spring Inspiration Photo for April

Hi all!  I am back and delighted to be attempting to catch up on almost ten weeks of recuperating from a fall down the stairs.  My arm is healing nicely in all the broken parts :)  Now for Ike's World Challenge for April using a Spring Inspiration Photo!  I had so much fun working on this; it was nice to be inking and coloring up again!




Some background papers in soft pink and background stamps in green ink with some butterflies made a nice home for the pocket to hold my seed packets.  The Seed images from Ike's Art were colored with Touch New Markers and inked with Distress Inks.  A twine box in green made the last touch. Oh the gorgeous green background paper is a digital paper from Dragons Lair Designs that I printed out and is called Watercolor Papers set.



Entering into the following challenges:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Merry Christmas from Santa Whiskers at LeighSBDesigns

I am new to playing at the Outlawz Challenges and I am having such fun with all of the different challenges there weekly. This one is for Festive Fridays where the challenge for this week was between 4 celebrations.  Since I had Santa Whiskers all colored up and ready to visit I printed out some Dragons Lair Designs digital papers and flowers and made up a card.


Santa Whiskers is a wonderful digital image by LeighSBDesigns as we celebrate the one year anniversary/birthday of the wonderful digital stamps!  

Check out the awesome Outlawz Challenges, too!

Entering in the following challenges:


Saturday, April 14, 2018

April SUYP Challenge Furrything Goes!

Yoo Hoo!  I am playing again at the SUYP Challenge that Ike hosts each month and a super easy one with Furrything Goes this month :)  I used a freebie of Ike's from a previous month that is now only a dollar Cat Smiles.  He is also reminding us to NOT FORGET to SMILE!  He is enjoying the spring weather and letting all know he is!


Hope you are smiling!

Don't forget to have a look see at the SUYP Challenge and grab a kitty to love and create with!  And remember Ike's World Challenge, too!




Entering these challenges:

Dragons Lair Designs Facebook Coloring Challenge and Mini Kit Challenge for April!

Wow!  We had an awesome number of fabulous entries for last month's extended (due to my fall oops!) challenge but the extra time was spent ohh and ahhing over the awesomeness!  Now we have some dragon love and fairy love mixed together for April!   We are using Penny's Discovery from Dragons Lair Designs and what a cutie it is!


I colored up Penny and her friend with Touchnew Markers and fussy cut.  Then I printed out my layout from Girls Rule World and glued the image inside the circle.  I would have rather cut my layout out but scissors and cutting aggravate my arm so I took a short cut!


Girlz World Mini kit is the kit we are using with Janette's Freebie for April to play along with for the challenge she has going!  Click HERE to jump there and see all the details!  The kit is gorgeously rich in colors and yummy as ice cream to work with so beware!

Entering in:



April Progressive Challenge at Ike's Art Fan Page!

The image Ike so nicely gave us is the most charming little fairy I have seen!  Plump little legs and arms she is drawn delightfully!   The Facebook page for Ike's fans is a fun place to hang out and there is always something to do!  So go join if you haven't and get in on April's cutie!  It is not too late!


I made a simple journal page using the remains of a die cut flower sheet as a stencil to ink through with Distress Inks.  The lightly went over the white negative space with Wild Honey.  The image I colored with Prisma colored pencils and printed out that awesome quote by Monet (whom I am obsessed with right now!) was created in Photoshop CC.

As always we hope you have joined the Facebook group and of course the two fabulous challenges of Ike's which the linkies are right below so click on and start playing!

Also entering in:

                                                              Ike's World Challenge


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Time for April's Monthly Progressive Challenge at Dragons Lair Designs!

Janette has picked out the most resplendent, color bursting kit for us this month!  The awesomeness of Girlz World has to be seen to appreciate fully!  Here is my scrapbook page, digital due to the arm injury, using Girlz World Challenge kit and a picture of a lovely flower from Japan!