Monday, November 20, 2017

PIP Challenge #1747

Today is Monday so you know what that means - time for another PIP Challenge.  Today's challenge (#1747) is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  I am a huge fan of their digital stamps.  Please check out their store because they have such an assortment of fun digital stamps. 

For my card today I have chosen Bug JJ 29 Again.  I made this for a friend of mine and it just works perfectly. 

I started by selecting my paper which is Cupcakes and Carousels by Stampin Up.  I then selected some copic markers to match up the paper and colored my image.  What I love about digital stamps is that you can size them any way you want. I then used a Stampin Up balloon die to accent the image.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to join us over at PIP Challenges because as always "Anything Goes".
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mystery Image #43

Today is the reveal day for our Mystery Image swap group on Splitcoast Stampers.  This will be round #43 and hosted by Jeanette.  Tis the season so Jeanette chose a Christmas image by CC Designs called "Henry Claus".


I colored this adorable image with my copic markers and added a few stickles here and there.  Such a fun card to make.  And I have another Christmas card for my stash.

Thanks to Jeanette for a great challenge.
Friday, November 17, 2017

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge

I am still working on Christmas cards.  I can't believe November is almost over.  I decided I would make a card for a family member who loves dachshunds.  I noticed over at Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge that they were having a Color Challenge so I designed my card around those colors. 
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For my card I chose the stamp set "Holiday Hounds".   I colored the dachshund and then fussy cut him out.  I did the same with the Christmas hat.  I then pop dotted him over the snow.  
I just love Newton's Nook stamps because they just make you smile.  Thanks so much for stopping by to see my card.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings

Since today is the 15th, this means it is time for our Dueling Darlings challenge.  This month the challenge was selected by Deb and Suzy.  I loved the challenge because it gave me a break from all my Christmas cards.  So the theme is "Frogs" since it is the time of year that everyone is hopping to and fro.
This adorable image is from Stampin Up.  I am pretty sure it is retired.  So cute.  I colored the image with my copic markers.  The designer paper is from Graphic 45, My Colors & Bazzill.  Thanks girls for a great challenge.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Crafters of Faith Challenge

Well since today is November 7th, I guess that means it is time for our Crafters of Faith Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  This month's challenge comes from Jody and she chose the scripture "Sing unto the Lord with Thanksgiving" - Psalms 147:7.  Music has always been a very important part of my life.  I can remember my piano lessons with Mrs. Jones when I was little.  I would go with my sisters and when one of us was done, we would wait on the others.  I still remember listening to Donny Osmond albums waiting on my sister. 

So I took a different take on this challenge.  Animals have also been a big part of my life.  I have had a dog, cat, horse, etc. at all parts of my life.  I am thankful for them and feel that it is important to rescue a cat or dog from a local shelter because they will be forever grateful to you.  They will always sign your praises.

The image and sentiment are both from a stamp set called "Punny Christmas Pups" from Inky Antics.  I colored the dog with my copic markers and cut it out with a Stampin Up oval die. I also used some Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 6, 2017

PIP Challenge #1745

It is time for another full challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  This is a fun week for me because I get to use one of my favorite stamps from Newton's Nook Designs who is sponsoring us this week.
For my card I used the set Newton's Curious Christmas.  I first started by adding different shades of blue to a piece of watercolor paper.  I then sprayed the piece of watercolor paper with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz.  I then added the fence die cut and I colored the cat and moon with my copic markers.  I then fussy cut it out and pop dotted it on the fence.  I used white embossing powder for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and remember that "Anything Goes" at PIP Challenges.  Join us and play along.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #58

Time again for another challenge over at Inky Paws Challenge.  This week I decided to put away all my  cat stamps and try a dog stamp for a change.  The challenge this week is a sketch challenge. 
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I pulled out my stamp set called "Fetching Friendships".   I love this set because it reminds me of my sister's chocolate lab. 
The sentiments I used on the orange strip were from the stamp set "Boo Crew".  I never get tired of this stamp set.

Funny story with the background paper.  A good friend of mine just laughed when she saw pussy willow paper and thought she would never use it so she gave it to me.  Guess who is getting this card?  Yep, you know it, that same friend.

Monday, October 23, 2017

PIP Challenge #1743

Time again for another PIP Challenge.   Today's challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said
They have such adorable images.  How can you not love these adorable images.  And so much fun because you can make them any size you want.  For my card today I chose to use the image "Dancing Penguins". 

I colored the image with my copic markers and then put it to a sketch.  

Have you tried digital images?  If not, please do because there are such adorable images out there and such fun to color.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bugaboo Challenge

I have been doing the Falliday Challenges on Splitcoast Stampers this week.  What does that mean you say?  Well I have made 30 cards and done 10 tutorials so I have been quite busy this week. 

One of the challenges was to make a snarky Christmas card.  Well I really didn't have any stamps that were snarky so I decided to go digital.  I went to Bugaboo stamps because her stamps just make me smile.  I chose - Gertrude Tinsel in a Tangle.  I am a real fan of digital stamps and love Bugaboo Stamps. 
I noticed that they were having a challenge over at Bugaboo stamps so I decided to give it a whirl.  I am entering this card in the October Bingo Challenge.  For this challenge you must use the bingo board below.  I went with Gem (Black inside of snowflake), Players Choice (Snowflake) and 3 Layers (OK I had 4 so overachiever)



Thanks for Bugaboo for a great challenge.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Unidentified Image #34

Today I am sharing a card I made for a swap on Splitcoast Stampers.  Paola chose this image called "Heather" from Whipper Snapper.

I colored the image with my copic markers and then set out for a design.  This image is just adorable.  Thanks Paola for providing such a great challenge.
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings

The 15th of the month is here already.  Not sure how that happened.  Time is just flying by.  Today's challenge is from Terry. 
The challenge is month is to have a little Halloween fun.  The stamp set I used was Stampin Up Halloween Smiles.  The papers are from Paper Studio - Halloween Words.

What a fun challenge this month.  Hope you enjoyed it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Newton's Nook Challenge #57

Time again for another challenge from Newton's Nook Designs
What a perfect theme for this time of year.  For my card I decided to use Hedgehog Hollow stamp set. 
For my card I did some masking and loved how it turned out.  Thanks to Inky Paws Challenge for yet another great challenge.

Monday, October 9, 2017

PIP Challenge #1741




Sponsored by Di's Digis

Today I have a fun card that I made for the PIP Challenge this week.  Di's Digis has the most adorable Christmas images.  If you are a fan of digital images or want to give them a try, please go to her store because you will be amazed at the adorable images.

For my card today I chose Penguins Fishy Friend.  Since my husband is a fisherman I tend to like any image with fish in it.  I printed the image off on Neenah Classic Crest paper and then colored the image with my copic markers.  I have decided that I really like to color penguins.  They are so much fun.

Thanks for stopping by.  Join us at PIP Challenges with your creation because as always "Anything Goes". 
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Crafters of Faith

Today I am posting a card I made for a group I am in called Crafters of Faith.  The challenge this month is "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV" selected by Susan.  We were to make a card with a quilt, tapestry or artwork of sorts.



I love to quilt and had this die from Papertrey Ink and decided it would be perfect for my challenge.  The sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink.  The papers I used were from Simple Stories called Domestic Bliss. 


Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, September 29, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #56

You all know that I am a huge fan of Newton's Nook Designs.  I decided to do something a little different for my project today.  I noticed on the Inky Paws Challenge #56 that they were having a color challenge. 
I love playing along with these challenges because it gives me a chance to use my adorable stamps. 
I am getting ready to go on a retreat and wanted to make gift bags for everyone.  I used the stamp set Boo Crew and colored the images.  I cut a piece of halloween paper into a 4 1/2" square.  I folded it in half and cut a window out for the handle and added ribbon.  I then adhered a few embellishments along with the colored image.
So now I only have 54 more treat bags to make.

Thanks for stopping by to see my post for the day.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash

Since today is the 28th, it means that it is time for "Challenge Your Stash".  Today's challenge was from Terry.  Her challenge was to use Washi tape.  Well that was not a problem for me because I have a real weakness for washi tape when I see it in the store.  I don't use it very often but I always enjoy looking at it. 
I went to my halloween stash and used the coordinating tapes for my background.  I am not exactly sure where the stamp came from because a friend just handed me the image and asked me to color it and make it in to a card.  So here is my fun card for Terry's challenge.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Prickley Pear Kitty and Holly

Today I am posting a card made from the new release this month from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  It was my favorite stamp from this set.  The stamp is called Kitty and Holly
I think this card reminds me of my two orange tabbies and the trouble they get in to with all the Christmas decorations when they are out.   Cats seem to be so curious about everything.  Bring out a box and they are there.

I stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I then colored it with my copic markers.  I used red stickles on the berries to give it a little sparkle and green on the holly to have it shine.  The sentiment is also from the new release set called Welcome Christmas.

I know I will be making several more of these cards because I love the image.  Be sure and check out the Prickley Pear Blog to see what the other design team members designed this week.

I decided to enter in the following challenge:
Christmas With the Cuties - Use an Animal in your card
Monday, September 25, 2017

PIP Challenge #1739


Today over at PIP Challenges, we are having another fun Challenge.  This will be Challenge 1739.  We are always "Anything Goes" at PIP Challenges so be sure and join us this week.
 
This week's sponsor is 
Digital Delights
We hope you go and look over all the wonderful 
digital stamps being offered by Digital Delights
They have kindly offered to give our winner of this 
challenge a $5 Gift Code! How awesome 
is that??!! So...get creating now. Woo hoo!


For my card today, I selected the image "Rocky Goes Fishing".  I printed off the image on Neenah Classic Crest paper and colored the image with my copic markers. 

If you haven't given digitals a try, you should give it  a whirl.  Digital Delights has such adorable images and it is so much fun to just print out what you need.

Thanks for stopping  by.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MFT Innovation Master Superstar

Since there were 3 different categories in the superstar contest, I thought I might as well try all 3.  I decided to enter this card in the 2017 Card Design Superstar contest. The 3rd category was Innovation Master which means an interactive card of some kind. 

For my card today I started with the cute little stamp set called Fierce Friends
I had seen this tutorial online about a folded card and have been wanting to try it for a long time.  So I started with an 8 x 8" piece of brown cardstock and first scored 2" all the way around.  Once you see the inside you will see where else I scored.  I then cut out 12 pieces of 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" pieces of vanilla cardstock and stamped away with different stamps for the Fierce Friend Stamp set.  This is what the inside looked like.

This was such a fun card to make and will continue to make more.

Thanks for stopping by to see my card and thanks also to My Favorite Things for having this wonderful contest.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I am on a roll making cards for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  Such a great bloghop and I am having so much fun bringing out my coffee stamps.
For this card I took a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" watercolor cardstock and stamped the dry embossed the Lawn Fawn leaves and then used watercolor crayons to color in the images.  I then stamped a coffee cup stamp from  Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment is also from the Papertrey Ink Set.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out the blog with all the fantastic sponsors and other creation people who have made a project for this hop.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 I am definitely going with a record of 3 posts in one day.  I made another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

For this card I took a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" vanilla cardstock and stamped the various fall leaves from the Close To My  Heart fall leaf set.  I then stamped a couple coffee stamps from the coffee cup Papertrey Ink set.  The sentiment is from The Angel Company that is no longer in business.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out the blog with all the fantastic sponsors and other creation people who have made a project for this hop.

Mystery Image #42

I am a day late in posting my card for our challenge this month.  Gosh, where does the time go? 
The image was selected by LJ this month and it is from the Stampin Up Countryside set.  I colored the image with my copic markers and developed my card.

Thanks LJ for a great challenge.

Prickley Pear Wheelbarrow Full of Pumpkins

Hello on this gorgeous fall like day.  Since today is Tuesday it is time for a post using Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  The leaves are just starting to turn here in Kansas and it is getting to be pumpkin time around here.  Have you noticed all the pumpkin flavored drinks available now?


For my card today I used the fun stamp set called Wheelbarrow Full of Pumpkins and Golden Pumpkin. I stamped these images on Neenah Classic Craft paper and then colored them with my copic markers.  I then added a few embellishments.

Be sure and check out the Prickley Pear blog and see what some of the other design team members created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Coloring Virtuoso MFT Card

One of my favorite things to do is to color with my zig watercolor markers.  Coloring always brings me such peace and reminds me of my childhood where I could just sit for hours with my crayons and color.   I decided to enter this card in the 2017 Card Design Superstar contest.  They have 3 categories and this card was for the Coloring Virtuoso Category
I seem to always go for my favorite stamp set from My Favorite Things called Funky Flowers

I first stamped several of the flowers on a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" watercolor paper.  I also stamped the leaves and large flower on a piece of watercolor paper.  I then colored all the images with my zig watercolor markers (flowers - peach pink and yellow, leaves - mid green).  I then fussy cut the large flower and leaf bunches out.  I then cut a piece of pink cardstock at a diagonal to give it a different look.  For the sentiment, I used the Celebrate Your Special Day from LJD Birthday Greetings stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by to see my card and thanks also to My Favorite Things for having this wonderful contest. 
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Clean and Simple Funky Flowers

I have always been a fan of Clean and Simple cards.  I guess because the focus is directly on the object you have colored.  I decided to enter this card in the 2017 Card Design Superstar contest.  They have 3 categories and this card was for the Clean & Simple Genius category
For my card I pulled out one of my all time favorite floral sets from My Favorite Things called Funky Flowers
I colored the flower with my copic markers (V17, V15 & V12).  I then colored the leaves with my copic markers (YG17, YG13, YG11).  I outlined the flower and leaves with BG000 copic marker.   I then decided to use my Kind Thanks stamp for the sentiment.  I used my corner punch to cut each bottom corner and then put a navy gem in the center.  I also to a white pen to highlight the enter circle.

I loved how this card turned out and I love using my Funky flowers set.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Fall is my favorite time of year with the beautiful colors of the leaves, the fresh smell of fall and those delicious pumpkin flavored drinks.  How can you not love it.  I decided to make a card in honor of the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.
I recently had purchased this die set from Cottage Cutz called Build-A-Grapevine Wreath and decided I wanted to use it for the background.  I cut all the pieces out in various colors of card stock and started building my wreath.  I adhered this to a piece of designer paper from Echo Park The Story of Fall.  I then stamped out a coffee cup from the Prickley Pear Coffee Cup Clear Set.  I then took a piece of 1/2" vanilla cardstock and stamped blessings which is from a Paper Trey Ink set I had.  So a real combination of alot of different stamps but I loved the way it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out the blog with all the fantastic sponsors and other creation people who have made a project for this hop.


Dueling Darlings

Well it is the 15th and that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings challenge.  Today's challenge is about one of my favorite subjects "Chocolate".  Terry and Terry came up with this great idea.



The image is Chocolate Moment - Lounging Lady by Penny Black.  I also used the following on my card.
The Paper Studio Doily
The Paper Studio Mirabelle Floral Design Paper
My Art C Brass Embellishment
28 Lilac Lane button and sequins
Recollections faux pearls
SU Baker's Twine
SU Purely Pomegranate Ribbon

I also used some chocolate images for the inside of my card.  Not such a clear picture but wanted to give you a feel of what I did on the inside.
Be sure and check out some of the other designers on my team and see what they came up with.

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com Please check her gallery!
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #55

I have found that I am loving stamps by Newton's Nook Designs.  I decided to make another card using their sketch challenge this week.

I have always liked the challenge of a sketch challenge because everyone has such different concepts from the sketch. Be sure and check out the bi-weekly Inky Paws Challenge.

For my card I used the stamp set called Chicken Scratches.  I have always loved this set and decided to pull it out and use it.  I stamped the chicken wire from the set on the background of the circle with gray ink.  I stamped the chickens on a separate piece of paper and fussy cut them out and placed them in front of the chicken wire after coloring them with my copic markers.  I also stamped the grass and the chicken feet at the bottom of the circle.

So thanks for stopping by and check out some of the adorable stamps at Newton's Nook Designs.
Monday, September 11, 2017

PIP Challenge #1737

PIP Challenge 1737
Sponsored by Fred She Said

It's Monday and time for another challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Blog.   I can never have enough Christmas cards when it is time to mail them so I was thrilled to make another Christmas card using an image from Fred She Said.  I used the image "Nuthatch Digi" for my card and I have to say this is one of my favorite images.  Of course I love birds of all kinds at this little guy was no exception. 
What I love about the digital images is that you can size them any way you want them.  So after printing this off I colored the image with my copic markers and then cut it out with a circle die.  I used the scalloped circle for the black to bring out the colors in the image.  

Thanks to Fred she Said for sponsoring us this week. 
Friday, September 8, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge

I recently have come across a stamp company that I absolutely love.  It is Newton's Nook Designs.  Could it be because of the orange cat on their labeling?  Not sure but I do love their stamps.  I had recently purchased "Newton's Curious Christmas" and decided to have some fun with this stamp set.

I stamped out the cat and snow man and started coloring with my copic markers.  I then cut it out with an oval die and added the No Peeking sentiment.

I noticed that there is a bi-weekly Inky Paws Challenge.  The theme this week is to use polka dots.  You will see several in my design papers which is Comfort and Joy from My Mind's Eye.

So thanks for stopping by and check out some of the adorable stamps at Newton's Nook Designs.

Crafters of Faith

Today I am showing you a card I made for a challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  I am in a group called Crafters of Faith and each month someone selects a theme.  Judy selected the theme this month.  She selected Ephesians 2:8-10 for her inspiration.  "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so no one can boast.  For we our God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do".  Judy wanted  us to create a card celebrating a birth or another great gift God has bestowed on us.


I decided to use grateful as my theme because I am forever grateful for every gift God bestows on me every day. 

I embossed the Stampin Up vintage leaf with god embossing powder on clear acetate.  I then used distress inks to show colors through the acetate.  I wish I would of had a stamp that wasn't so full so you could actually see the colors.  The grateful was a Technique Tuesday die I had and I used the gold embossing powder on it also.

Thanks Judy for a great challenge.