Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mystery Image Challenge Round #41

These are not officially due until July 18th but I thought I would go ahead a post a picture of my card because I have another post scheduled for tomorrow.  I am finding that with retirement I am having alot more time to post on my blog.  For my card today I have used My Favorite Things "Here's The Story" stamp selected by Terry Ladwig. 
I colored the image using my copic marker.  I used a pennant die and my new favorite die from My Favorite Things called the Cross Stitch Rectangle.  By adding a few colorful buttons, it made a nice card.  Thanks Terry for a great challenge.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July at Prickley Pear

I know it is only July but it is never too soon to get started on your Christmas cards.  I loved the Christmas theme today over at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog.
For my card today I selected the Bundled for winter Rubber Stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I used my zig watercolor markers for this adorable image.

Be sure and check out the blog to see what the other design team members came up with on this challenge.  It is never too early to start on your Christmas cards.

I have decided to enter my card in the following challenges.
Cardz TV:  Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge
Monday, July 17, 2017

PIP Challenge #1729

 I am so excited with this week's challenge for Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges because it is sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs.  Because I am an animal lover I love their stamps.  So cute. 
I made this card today for my sister Jennifer in honor of her chocolate lab.  I used the stamp called "Fetching Friendship".  I colored the image with my copic markers and paper pieced the scarf.  This is an adorable set.  I'm sure I will use it often. 

Be sure and join us at PIP Challenges because as always "Anything Goes".
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings

Here it is the 15th of the month which means it is time again for another Dueling Darlings Challenge.  This month Paola and Heather came up with the theme.  The theme this month is "Midsummer Night's Dream".  Which is you are not familiar with the play, it follows the adventures of four young lovers who are manipulated and controlled by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which the play is set. 


The stamp is from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps called Lillian the fairy which was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The background paper is from Graphic 45.  After I colored the image with my copic markers, I then went over her wings with Crystal Stickles.


Be sure and check out what some of my team mates 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, July 13, 2017

Prickley Pear Designs

I have been having lots of fun with my Prickley Pear stamps this month.  Do you follow the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog?  If not, you should because there is great inspiration there.  The theme today on the blog is vintage so I picked out Lola the fairy stamp to make this card.
I decided to use my zig watercolor markers on this card.  I also used my Wink of Stella glitter pen on the wings of this adorable fairy.

Thanks for stopping by and check back because who know what you will find on my blog this week.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Crafters of Faith

Time again for another challenge from my Splitcoast Stampers Crafters of Faith Group.  The challenge this month was selected by Kelly's son.  He chose Matthew 5:16: "Let your light shine before others". 
I thought this would be the perfect image for the scripture chosen.  Lighthouses to me always have that beacon of light that just draws you to them.  The images are all from the Stampin Up set called High Tide.  First time I had used it and it was so much fun to do all the layers.

 
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Christmas Mouse Card

I guess the heat of the summer brings me in to color with my copic markers.  I was looking through my Christmas Stamps and found one that just called to me to color.  It is Your Next Stamp called Sending Joy.  Isn't this just the cutest?
I also added some stickles to the card for the center of the poinsetta and the berries.

I decided to try a few challenges.
ABC Christmas Challenge - New Stamp - Old Paper
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and remember that it is only 172 days until Christmas.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

PIP Challenge #1727

It sure has been a busy time around my house.  I totally forgot to post a card for PIP Challenge #1727.  The sponsor this week is Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I decided to use this adorable card that I had made previously to show you how versatile the digital stamp can be. 
This stamp was from the Sparkle N Sprinkle set called Jefferson Digital Set.
I watercolored the background of the scalloped circle using my Distress Oxide Inks and use my zig watercolor markers to color in the bird.

Join us at PIP Challenges and let's see what you can come up with because as always Anything Goes.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Coffee Lovers Bloghop

http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/06/2017-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/ 
I have always loved the Coffee Lovers Bloghop but have never participated. This theme fit perfectly with another group I am in that we are to Challenge our stash and create a card with the theme selected for the month.  The theme this month selected by Suzy is to make a card using your favorite beverage.  Since coffee is my favorite beverage I decided to make the card below.

I used the Coffee Cup Clear Set from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I colored the coffee cups with my copic markers and decided to do a little background with washi tape. 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Today's theme for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is Brillant Backgrounds.  I had so much fun coming up with a card for this theme. 
I started this card by taking a piece of making tape diagonally across the 4 x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock.  I then started stamping the different sizes of flowers all over the card using the Blobby Flowers 2 clear stamp set.  I could see this being one a my favorite stamp sets because of all the neat designs on the stamp set.  A real bargain at $15.99.  The sentiment is also from the stamp set.  I then colored in my flowers using copic markers.  I then pulled up the masking tape and drew black lines with a fine point marker and stamped the sentiment in the center.  What a fun card this made.  So don't worry about having the perfect designer paper for your card.  Just pull out your favorite stamp set and it makes a wonderful background.

Be sure and check out the Prickley Pear blog and see what the rest of the design team came up with.

Monday, June 19, 2017

PIP Challenge #1725

This week's challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps


Challenge #1725

 Why don't you go to Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges and join us this round.  Remember it is Anything Goes in showing us your creations.

 For my creation today I used the stamp set "Beautiful Blocks Thoughts and Prayers".  I printed off the image and then colored it with my copic markers.  The thing I love about digital images is that you can size it to any size that you want.  Bugaboo Stamps are one of my favorite digital stamp companies because of the variety of stamps they carry.  Check them out.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cardmaker Blog Hop


I am so happy to be a part of the CardMaker Blog Hop today.  I sure hope you are following the Hop. You probably came from Melissa Bickford's blog.   
For my card today I chose the Sammie the Sheep stamp. I just stamped out the sheep 3 times and then colored it with my copic markers.  I then used a 2" circle punch and punched it out.   I then took a piece of orange paper and using my 1 1/2" punch punched out 3 circles.  I thought it would be fun to have the sheep at all angles.  It made the sentiment "Ewe OK?" perfect for the card.

Your next stop on the hop will be Heather Hoffman.  Be sure and check her blog out.

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to a random winner who posts on their blog when you are done hopping.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings

Here it is the 15th of the month which means it is time again for another Dueling Darlings Challenge.  This month Barb and I got to come up with the theme.  Barb came up with some great ideas but we ended up having the theme as "Roses" since the Rose the the flower of the month for June.


The stamp is from Flourishes Calendar Set 2 which was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The backgroun paper is Neapolitan by American Crafts - Dear Lizzy.  I also told everyone that pink was my favorite color so I asked that they have a pink rose.  I colored in these roses with my copic markers.


Be sure and check out what some of my team mates 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
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Unidentified Image #32

Today is the day that we get to show our creations with the image that Darlene selected.  It was such a fun little image.

The image is by Hampton Arts called Cam stamp Chloe.  I added a Stampin Up sentiment to go with it. 
 I colored it with my zig watercolor markers.

Thanks Darlene for a great challenge
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Crafters of Faith Challenge

Today I am posting a card I made for a challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  The group is called Crafters of Faith and each month someone comes up with a challenge.  This month the theme is having faith/trust in God for everything.  So we were to make a card using the word trust or faith.  I went to one of my favorite Stampin Up sets appropriately called "Faith in Nature".

I used my sponge daubers to color in the pear.  What a beautiful sentiment and perfect for the theme.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Today the theme at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is Bring on the Sunshine.  We have been doing that here in Kansas with a 94 degree day yesterday. 
So for my card today I used the bicycle stamp, the mini butterflies set and the sentiment You are Simply the best.  I started by putting a piece of tape across the middle of the card and then sponged with green ink for the grass.  I then stamped the bicycle.  I colored the images with copic markers.  I then cut out the flowers and butterfly and placed them on the card.  This bicycle reminds of the old vintage bicycles.  I just smile when I see bicycles this color.

Be sure and see what the rest of the design team has come up with for this fun theme.
Monday, June 5, 2017

PIP Challenge #1723

Time again for another challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  This challenge (#1723) is Anything Goes as always.



This week is sponsored by Fred She Said Stamps.  As always I love their digital stamps. 


For my card today I used the image "Doodled Floral Corner Digi". I printed the image off on Neenah Classic Crest paper and colored the flowers with my copic markers. 
These flowers reminded me of morning glories so I colored them a beautiful blue color.  I hope you enjoyed my creation.  It is always fun at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges to be sure and join us by creating something wonderful.
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash

It is time for the Challenge Your Stash reveal.  This month challenge is from Terry L. with a group I am in on Splitcoast Stampers.  The challenge is to use floral as my focal point.
I decided to use the Stampin Up Circle of Spring Stamp that I just love.  I colored the images with my watercolor crayons.  I actually cut out 3 wreaths and colored one with zig watercolor markers, one with watercolor crayons and one with copic markers.  This is the one I ended up with.  And it made a beautiful Mother's Day Card.

Thanks Terry for  a great challenge.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Prickley Pear Team 1

Today Team 1 is up over at the Prickley Pear Blog

The stamp set I am using for this card is Bold Daisies.  The Butterfly is from the Clear Mini Butterfly set and the Happy Birthday is from the Circles Set.  I had fun coloring this image with my copic markers.  I find that a little black accent really makes the image stand out.

I hope you enjoyed the card.  Be watching this week because I have alot of new creations for Prickley Pear.  You have to just love the choices they have.

Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, May 22, 2017

PIP Challenge #1721


Time again for another challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  This challenge (#1721) is Anything Goes as always.


This week is sponsored by Fred She Said Stamps.  As always I love her digital stamps. 


For my card today I used the image "Doodled Floral Corner Digi". I printed the image off on 90 lb watercolor paper which works amazing for digital stamps.  I then colored this fun image with my zig water color markers.  I thought it turned out to be a bright and cheerful card.

Be sure and check out what the rest of the design team has come up with. 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mystery Image #40

Today is the reveal day for our Mystery Image #40.  This month Carol chose our image.  I must say that I really enjoyed this image. 
The image is from Art Impressions and is from the Live, Love, Laugh stamp set.  I found this Stampin Up paper in my stash and then found copic markers to match my background.  As I get older, I appreciate the humor of birthdays.

Thanks Carol for a great challenge.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings May

The 15th of the month brings around a challenge that I am in where we have someone pick a challenge for the month.  This month Judy and Debbie selected the theme which is flowers.  Debbie selected a flower stamp from Stampin Up. 

I colored the image with my copic markers and I know it doesn't show very well but I colored 2 images and then cut the bottom part of the petal out of the flower and paper pieced it on top with a pop dot to give it some dimension.  I love flowers so of course I loved this challenge.

You can see what some of my team came up with on this challenge by clicking on the links below.

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

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps May Release

Today is the last posting for the May Release from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  But don't worry, I have a few more cards scheduled for this month.
I just love this little frog on a toadstool.  Isn't it adorable?  I decided to put  a sentiment on the clouds.  It is from the Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamp Set.  I colored the images with my copic markers and added a few flowers in my grass.  I also used the Flourish Oval Die to give the card a little dimension.

Thanks for joining me on this May Release from Prickley Pear.  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.  
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps May Release

I can't believe I am up to Day 4 of posting with the May Release for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.
I am seeing a theme that I love from Prickley Pear and that is flowers.  They just make me smile and feel good.  The little butterfly in the corner is from the Mini Butterflies Clear Stamp Set.

If you want to see the other design team members creations, go to the Prickley Pear Blog and on the left side you will see each Design Team Member's blog.  Click on each one and you will see some gorgeous creations.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps May Release

Day 3 of the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps May Release.  If you have checked out this release, I know you have seen something that you must have.
This is one of my favorite sets from this new release.  You have to love tulips and this set just made them stand out.  I colored the image with my copic markers.  The sentiment is also from the May release.  I used the Flourish Oval die to go around the image and outline.

See you tomorrow for another creation.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps May Release

Here is Day 2 of the May Release for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.
I love this jar of flowers.  It is endless what you could do with this beautiful set.  The sentiment I added is from Circles Set - Sentiments.

Check back tomorrow for yet another card I made with this new release. I hope you are also checking out the Prickley Pear Blog  because I am amazed at the creations that are being posted.
Monday, May 8, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps May Release

Today is the day we have all been waiting for.  It is time for a New Release from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  This will be the first new release I have been part of since joining their Design Team.  Well I can say that they hit it out of the park on this release.  I have been having so much fun playing with these new images.

I will be posting a card every day this week to show some of what I have done.

I colored the image with my copic markers.  You have to just love these bright colors.  The butterfly is from the Mini Butterflies Clear Stamp Set.  The sentiment is from Circles Set - Sentiments.

Be sure and check back tomorrow because I will have a new creation.  Also check out the Prickley Pear Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has created.

PIP Challenge #1719

Today is a new challenge for PIP Challenges.   Today is Challenge #1719 and is sponsored by SparkleNSprinkle.  I chose to use the fun stamp set called Jefferson.   For some reason I am loving Flamingos lately.  Must be because I love the color pink. 
I printed this digital image on watercolor friendly paper and then colored my lovely flamingos with my zig watercolor markers.  You get 5 different images with this set.  A real bargain and you can size them any way you want them.

Since I was having fun with this image I decided to make another card using another image from the same stamp set.  The scalloped circle background is just some fun I was having with my distress oxides.  I then colored the image with my zig markers and then cut the image out using my Brother Scan n Cut machine.  It works great with these digital images.

Remember anything goes with PIP Challenges so be sure and link up  your creation. And be sure and check out SparkleNSprinkle for all their digital selections.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Crafters of Faith Challenge

Today I am posting a card I made for a challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  The group is called Crafters of Faith and each month someone comes up with a challenge.  This month the theme is supposed to find something that brings us comfort.  Well I need to look no further that outside my door and all the beautiful flowers that are in bloom right now.  They definitely bring me lots of comfort.  And since Comfort is the theme, I thought I would make a Sympathy card that would bring someone else comfort.
I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stampin Up set for the background.  I then decided to use my zig watercolor markers to color in the flower from the Stampin Up Bloom with Hope.  The sentiment and inside of the card sentiment is also from Bloom with Hope.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.
Creative Fingers Challenge #129 - Anythings Goes
Crafting When We Can Challenge #143 - Clean and Simple

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

It seems like forever since I have posted some of my fun creations from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I do need to get better at showing off my beautiful cards I make.  Today Team 1 is up and we all get to post one of our cards.
This card is for all my Kansas City crafting friends.  We started calling ourselves the Iris Buds.  My sister even had aprons, bags and coin purses with iris fabric for each of us.  So I found this Iris Red Rubber Stamp in the Prickley Pear store.  I added a doily to make it stand out and a little lace.  So this is to all my Iris Bud Friends.  You are the best.

Enjoy and be sure and check out what the other team members made at the Prickley Pear Blog.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash

 Well today is the day to post my card from a group I participate in Splitcoast Stampers.  It is a fun group because we have to make something from your stash.  Today's challenge was from Kelly and I have to admit it had me stumped because I really don't have alot of super hero stamps.  I found this stamp that I had purchased from Kadoodle Bug Designs called Super Hero Moose on my computer that I have used in the past.

I started with a piece of designer paper that had writing on it and then I stenciled a sun ray with a stencil I had.  I colored the image with my copic markers.  I typed the sentiment on my computer and used a die called Speech Trio from Mama Elephant.   

So thanks Kelly for definitely challenging my stash.


Monday, April 24, 2017

PIP Challenge #1717

Time again for another challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  This challenge (#1717) is Anything Goes as always.

This week is sponsored by All Dressed Up. You need to check out her Etsy store because her digital images are just adorable.



For my card today I used the image "Flowers for Mum". I printed the image off on 90 lb watercolor paper which works amazing for digital stamps.  I then colored this fun image with my zig water color markers.  I thought it turned out to be a bright and cheerful card.




Thanks for stopping by to see my card.  Let's see your work of art and enter the challenge this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings Challenge

Well the 15th has snuck up on me and it looks like it is time again for another Dueling Darlings Challenge.  This month it was Kelly and Jeanette coming up with a great theme.  The theme this month was "You are My Sunshine".  Jeanette decided to go with the image called "Some Odd Girl Sunny Mae".  The stitched sun die is from Gina Marie.  The sunshine frame is from Simon Says. 



So what a fun card this turned out to be.  Thanks Jeanette for a great challenge.


Be sure and check out what some of my team mates 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


Monday, April 10, 2017

Unidentified Image Swap #31

Time again for another image for our swap.  This time Barb was up and selected this adorable Whipper Snapper Design called Hat-Bee Birthday.
I colored the bee with my copic markers and added the scalloped edges to highlight this adorable little guy.

Thanks for checking in and thanks to Barb for a great choice for us this month.

PIP Challenge #1715


Time again for another challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  This challenge (#1715) is Anything Goes as always.

This week is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  I am in love with these digital stamps at Bugaboo Stamps.  You would not believe the variety of stamps they offer.







For my card today I used the image "Flower Teapot". I have found some 90 lb watercolor paper that works beautifully in my printer when I use digital stamps.  I then colored this fun image with my zig water color markers.  I thought it turned out to be a bright and cheerful card.
















Thanks for stopping by to see my card.  Let's see your work of art and enter the challenge this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

I am having a blast with my Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  For today's post I made 2 cards.  The first one I made using my new Distress Oxide Ink.  I just put some ink of water color paper and then misted it with some water.  Don't you just love that chalky look.  I also had seen that you could stamp with the Distress Oxides also so I stamped 3 dragon flies from Dragonflies 2 Stamp set with each color and cut them out using the dragon fly die.  The sentiment is from the Dragonflies 2 also.
 The rage right now seems to be coffee cups so I found this adorable coffee cup from the Coffee Cup Clear Set.  I stamped the steam swirls first and then colored the coffee cup with my copic markers and used the Coffee Cup Die set for the cup.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
What I love about Prickley Pear is the variety of stamps with each set and the matching dies.  They  are so much fun to work with.  I hope you enjoyed my cards today.  I hope to have some more cards this week.  Be sure and check back. 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash

Today is a fun day because I get to challenge my stash.  Fun because I get to dig in to something I haven't used in a while.  The challenge today came from Shelly.  Her challenge was to make a sympathy card using green and embellish it with 3 of something.

Well this card is definitely green and the 3 embellishments are the diecuts, rolled felt flowers and the 3 pearls in the center of my flowers.  Thanks Shelly for a great challenge.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #1713

Time again for another challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  This challenge (#1713) is Anything Goes as always. 

This week is sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps.  If you haven't seen her stamps, you must check them out because they are just adorable.  So many cute images to pick from.  What I like about her images is that she always gives you a color version for ideas on how to color.  I think that is my biggest struggle when I color is to what color to use.

For my card today I used the image "Ellie Bouquet" from Di's Digi Stamps.  I colored her with my copic markers and loved how she turned out. 

Let's see your work of art and enter the challenge this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's All About Birthdays

Have you been following Prickley Pear's blog and seeing some of the fantastic projects the design team has come up with?  I am continually inspired by the team and amazed at the fantastic stamps that Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps have in their inventory.

Today's theme is birthday so I thought I would come up with this simple birthday card.


I have some beautiful washi tapes so I decided to start with them as a background.  I then decided I wanted to use the Dragon stamp from the Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamp Set.  I used several of my new Distress Oxides that I just purchased and smudged them on paper and then sprayed with water.  Once I got this good watercolor effect, I stamped the dragon fly and then used the Dragon Fly die to cut it out.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by.  I have fun just seeing what clean and simple card I can come up with.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mystery Swap Round 39

Thanks to Linda on the great choice this month for our Mystery Challenge.  I just love this image.  It is from Stampin Up called "From the Herd".
I colored the image with my copic markers, added the fence and grass and you have a great card.  This just has to make you smile because each character is so adorable.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings Challenge

Time again for another Dueling Darlings Challenge.  This month it was LJ and Darlene coming up with a great theme.  The theme this month was "Lifts You Up".  Darlene sent me these wonderful diecuts and images that were from Stampin Up's "Life me up" set.  I wanted the large balloon to pop so I went to my distress inks and did a little watercolor for the background.  I think it really made the card pop.  The background papers are all from "Morocco" by SEI and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby (Ribbon Boutique).  The sequins are from The Paper Studio "Spare Parts".  I just love a card I can add sequins to somewhere.






Be sure and check out what some of my team mates 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

I hope this card made you smile and possibly lift you up a bit.