Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes

Hi everyone - so excited to see so many fabulous entries in our

We have some super exciting things coming up in the weeks ahead including guest designers and tutorials.  Be sure to keep checking in with us, you wouldn't want to miss the fabulously inspirational art projects we've got coming up.

For today's reminder post, I made a cute little Alice in Wonderland ATC with one of my stamps from The Greeting Farm:

Sharon's Alice in Wonderland ATC has a completely different look, I love the funky retro feel of this one:
Mary brought the sweet Happy Bunny back to us with a Snow White theme:

I hope you're all having a wicked awesome weekend and getting lots of crafting done.  See you on Wednesday!  Peace.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #16 - Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes

Hello friends - welcome back to another fun ATC challenge here at Wicked Wednesdays.  I want to thank you all for playing along, you all liked our Dresses and Dress Forms challenge - so let's get to the winner and top 3!  First, our winner chosen using is:
 Congratulations Maggie H.!  Send an e-mail to me at and I'll get your Vintage Dress digi from Michelle Perkett Studio sent out to you ASAP.  :)

Our top 3 last week are...
4.) Joanne

Congrats, ladies!  Please send an e-mail to me at with "WW Dresses Top 3" in the subject line and I'll send along your Top 3 badge.  I have to give a special shout-out to Joanne, who has made our Top 3 for the past 3 weeks in a row.  Joanne, your work really rocks and I would love for you to be a guest designer for us for an upcoming challenge.  Please mention this when you e-mail me, and I'll give you some themes/dates to choose from.  Thanks!  :)

Now I have to address something that touches a lot of nerves.  First - please read the Rules and Guidelines page.  I've updated it and it's worth taking a peek at.  Second - it's come to my attention from one of our sponsors that there's a possibility of image theft happening.  Please, if you like any of the images that you see from our sponsors here, please go buy them!  Digital stamps are affordable and our sponsors are generous with providing prizes - we don't want that to stop.  Moving forward, we will be removing any entries using traced facsimiles.  Thank you for understanding.

Please take a minute and visit this page here.  Chris Stern, owner and designer of CS Designs and Art With No Boundaries, wrote this from her heart and you can't help but see things from the artist's perspective when you read it.  Chris also has a lot of great information on her site here about copyrights, I encourage you to check it out.

But please - the bottom line is just this:  please don't steal.  If you like an image, buy it and use it.  Support the artists, so they can keep providing new stuff for us to play with.  Thank you!!!

Now on to this week's challenge!  Our theme this week is:

Fairy Tales or Nursery Ryhmes

Create an ATC based on a fairy tale or nursery rhyme.  No modern cartoon-type things - think Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, 3 Little Pigs, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, you get the idea!  This week we are being sponsored by the fun and quirky:

Krista generously agreed to let the DT choose between Snow White and Sleeping Beauty to play with this week - and one random winner who plays along with us will get to choose, too!

My first ATC uses Sleeping Beauty, she's colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits - I had this DP in my stash, I thought it was perfect for this ATC, then I added the sentiment and the pearl stickers:

I made another ATC using Snow White, this one is printed on a textured cardstock and cropped.  I colored with a combination of markers and pencils, then added a little ribbon tag:

I love the way Mary colored the hair on her Snow White ATC, among everything else:

Sharon let the image speak for itself - which it truly does:

Chelsea's little sentiment is quite appropriate, isn't it?  So cute:

We hope you are all having fun exploring with ATC's - I know it's new for some of you, and you're really rocking it!  :)  I didn't even know what an ATC was myself, until about a year ago!  LOL  Once I started making them, I was just hooked!  So I'm glad you've all joined me - I love seeing what you've come up with each week, and I thank you for taking the time to follow our rules and guidelines.  Have a wicked awesome week!  Peace.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Dresses/Dress Forms

Hi friends!  About to get a bit of snow here in the Northeast, so we're hunkering down today!  Perfect excuse opportunity to spend the day crafting, right?!? Right!  

We are so happy to have you back and hope you're being inspired by our Dresses and Dress Forms ATC's!  First up is my (Jenn) new ATC for today's post, using Michelle Perkett's Vintage Dress (our prize image for this week):

My next ATC uses a vintage dress form digi stamp from Stampin Damour:
Megan made this beautiful ATC also using our sponsor's prize image, Michelle Perkett's Vintage Dress (LOVE the bits of fabric/ribbon):

Sharon's vintage look just shines with the beautiful light blue colors she used (LOVE that tag!):
Mary came up with this awesome trio of corset-like dress forms, love those butterflies:

Don't I have, like, the best design team ever?  Yup, I do.  I'm a very lucky girl!  I appreciate them all so very much.  Please make sure you visit their blogs and leave them some love.  Thanks!

Link up your Dresses or Dress Form ATC by scrolling down or click here for the original post.  Have a wicked WARM weekend!  :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #15 - Dresses/Dress Forms

Hello friends!  Last week we were sponsored by the fabulous

And the winner chosen by to receive one image of her choice from the Ocean/Aquatic Series is...
Congratulations Joanne!  Please e-mail me at and let me know which image you'd like from the Ocean/Aquatic series (click to see).

Our top 2 are:
1.) Joanne

Thanks for playing, girls!  We really appreciate you taking the time to play along with us each week - your artwork is always amazing and your blogs are such a pleasure to visit!  :)

Our theme this week is:

Dresses/Dress Forms

Our sponsor is

The fabulous image the DT is playing with, and that one random winner will win, is "Vintage Dress."

Here's what we have for you today - I came up with a couple using different looks, my first ATC is vintage:

My next ATC is more retro:

Mary made her ATC with a chic look, love the chandelier and that adorable satin flower:

Chelsea always makes such pretty ATC's - love the color scheme and the little flower:

Sharon added gemstone stickers all over the dress, making the image really pop:

Hope you'll play along with us and link up your Dresses/Dress Forms ATC below.  Have a wicked awesome week.  Peace.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Reminder Ocean/Aquatic

Happy Saturday everyone.  We're back with a few more ocean/aquatic ATC's made with the gorgeous images from 

I just couldn't stop creating with these images, so I made quite a few more of them:

Mary made a cute little Happy Merbunny ATC swimming in the sea, this character just makes me smile:

Hope you'll play along and link up below!  Have a wicked awesome weekend.  Peace.  :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wicked Wednesday Challenge #14 - Ocean/Aquatic

Hi there everyone!  The weeks are just flying by, it's going to be Valentine's Day before we know it!  The winner of the sweet Girl Holding Flower image from last week's sponsor, Jellypark, is...
 Congratulations Lou!  Please send an e-mail to with "WW '60's ATC Winner" in the subject line and I'll get your digi sent to you ASAP!

Our top 3 this week are:
1.) Joanne
5.) Melissa
6.)  Lou

Congrats - send an e-mail to with "WW '60's Top 3" in the subject line, and I'll send you along your Top 3 badge!  Thank you for following our simple rules, we really appreciate it!  :)

Now on to the new challenge for this week!  Our new challenge theme is:


This week's generous sponsor is:

We (Design Team and myself) created ATC's using several of the gorgeous ocean/aquatic themed images from CS Designs.  One lucky (random) winner will get to choose whichever of these images they want - how cool is that?
Here are my creations (Jenn), I started with Sea Nymph - Montage Round:

 My next ATC uses Ocean and Fish - Montage Round:
Sharon used 2 images (Loreley Zig Zags and Curls Ocean Montage and Loreley Stars and Fish Ocean Montage) and made a gorgeous coordinating set of ATC's:

Mary's colorful ATC uses Discover New Oceans Ocean Sentiment: 

Chelsea used Loreley Stars and Fish Ocean Montage and added some adorable little pearls in the corner:

But wait - there's more!  ;)  I've also got a few samples to share with you from 2 of the members of the CS Designs/Art With No Boundaries Design Team!

Vicki combined 2 of the images and made this beautifully unique ATC:

And Rene used map pieces to make these 2 cool ATC's:

 Hope this theme inspires you to play along.  Don't forget that we'll be back Saturday with a reminder post and some more inspiration for you!  Please check the "Rules" page above before linking up, thank you.  Peace.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday Reminder - the '60's

Hi there everyone - just popping in quickly today with a couple more '60's themed ATC's for you!  You can click here to see the original post and to link up.

I decided to go with a tie-dye look for my reminder ATC, using our sponsor's prize image, you can read the details on my personal blog here:
And Mary brought Happy Bunny into the '60's by giving her a fabulous Beehive 'do - love it:

I do hope you'll play along for your chance to win the adorable "Girl Holding Flower" from our generous sponsor:

Have a wicked awesome weekend!  Peace.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wicked Wednesday Challenge #13 - the '60's

Hello friends!  The holidays are over and even though they are a lot of fun, they are soooo exhausting, aren't they?  I hope you all had a safe and happy New Year celebration and that you found plenty of time to spend creating!  I know you're dying to know who won the adorable Lollipop Party Girl image from last week's sponsor, Dilly Beans, and that winner is...
Congratulations Juliet O.!  Please send an e-mail to with "WW New Year's ATC Winner" in the subject line and I'll get your digi sent to you ASAP!

Our top 3 this week are:
1.) Hlora
5.) Lou

Congrats - send an e-mail to with "WW New Year's Top 3" in the subject line, and I'll send you along your Top 3 badge!  Thank you for following our simple rules, we really appreciate it!  :)

Now on to the new challenge for this week!  Our new challenge theme is:

the '60's

We want to see your 1960's themed ATC's this week - anything that reminds you of the '60's - can't wait to see your interpretations!  This week's generous sponsor is:
And the image we're playing with and providing as a prize to one random participant is Girl Holding Flower.
Here are my creations (Jenn) - I started with a purple color scheme, my DP has peace signs and hearts all over it:
 And next is a blonde version of my Flower Girl, this time in pinks:
Sharon added a super cool '60's van to her ATC, what a perfect touch:
Mary's groovy ATC is so bright and colorful, and I love how the peace sign hangs off the top:

Chelsea's coloring is fabulous, love those highlights in her hair - and that DP is perfect for the '60's, reminds me of a lava lamp:

Have fun with this theme - we'll be back Saturday with a reminder post and some more inspiration for you!  Don't forget to check the "Rules" page above before linking up, thank you.  Peace.