Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings Challenge

It is the 15th and that means that it is time for the Dueling Darlings Challenge.  Today Terry came up with this adorable image.

I used the following to make my card:

Image and Sentiment: Heartily Yours - GinaK Designs

Paper: Months Stack (hearts) - DCWV, Blush Red - Core'dinations, Black - The Paper Studio

Embellishments: Red Gems, White pearls - The Paper Studio, White Ribbon - Michaels

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 - 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 Terry for a great challenge. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs Challenge

I have come across a new stamp designer (well to me anyway) called Gerda Steiner Designs.  I have quickly became of fan of this stamp company.  They have such adorable stamps.  They have digital and rubber stamps.  I love digital stamps because you can make them any size you want. 

They have a monthly challenge where if you participate, they will send you the stamp of the month each month to play with.  This month the stamp is "Hedgehog Smooches".  I purchased it this month and will get a free digital stamp in February. 
I made my first valentine card using this digital stamp.  I used my copic markers to color the hedgehogs and did a little highlighting with a white pen.  The paper kit is called Photoplay Love Kit and that is where all my papers and sentiment came from. I just love these hedgehogs.  So adorable.

Be sure and check out some of the other amazing cards made with this stamp set on Gerda Steiner Designs Challenge Blog.

I can't wait to see what they come up with next month.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tweet Tweet

Since Two Paper Divas is no longer open I find myself wondering what to challenge myself with.  Of course I went to Splitcoast Stampers and have met a wonderful group of friends.  I am in a Mystery Image Swap and each month a person picks the image.  Imke was the hostess this month.  You should check out her blog because she is very talented.

I had to go out of my comfort zone to make these cards and that seems to be my favorite cards.  The image is from Avery Elle "Tweet Tweet".  I colored up the images with my copic markers.

I decided to do a little sponging with my distress markers for the background of this card.

I am still working on my photography.  My pictures seem a little blurry.  Going to have to move from my colorful background.

Check back because who knows what my next project will be. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Crafters of Faith

I can't believe it is already January 8.  I was going to do better with posting on my blog this year but I don't seem to be getting a very good start.

I recently joined a group of gals on Splitcoast Stampers led by my friend Kelly  who has always been an inspiration to me. We call this group Crafters of Faith with a mission to create a group for faith based friends to chat and craft together with supplies we have already on hand - adding in the twist of using scripture!

I decided to take the month of January to come up with a theme.   Every day I am thankful for my friends who share my passion of cardmaking and scrapbooking so I chose Proverbs 27:9 - "A sweet friendship refreshed the soul".  I have met some wonderful people through Splitcoast Stampers and can't wait to see what this group comes up with.
For my card I went with the Stamp Set Flower Patch.  I stamped the green first with Olive Green.  I then stamped the flowers out using Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon.  I used the matching die set "Flower Fair Framelets Dies" to get the flowers out.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to post more in the future.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Goodbye to Two Paper Divas

It is going to be hard to say goodbye to Two Paper Divas.  They are closing their doors Dec 16th.  Gayla and Melissa have been the best people ever to work with.  They have been very generous with their stamps and so supportive of the design team.  I feel that I have grown over the years as a card maker thanks to their support.  Today I wanted to post my favorite cards that I have made for Two Paper Divas and the stamp sets I used that may still be available.

No longer available but I sure loved this set






So you have seen some of my favorite cards I made in 2016.  Most of these are still available to purchase for 2 more days.  Grab them at 50% off while they are still available.

Again thank you to Two Paper Divas for providing so much fun in my card making.  I wish Gayla and Melissa the best in their retirement.  I'm sure we will see them around though because it would be a waste not to be seeing their talents out there somewhere.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Unidentified Image Swap 29

This card was made for the 29th round of the Unidentified Image swap on Splitcoast Stampers.  This image was provided by Kelly.  I just love this adorable image.  I forget the name of the stamp but I do know this adorable bunny is called flopsy.  You might see a few more cards made with this cute image by going to the following blogs.

Barbaralynn—Barb Blog
cardsbyjo--Jody Gallery
Forest Ranger--Jeanette Blog
JadeOnline--Heather Blog
JanetJ--Janet Gallery
LauraJean—LJ Blog
Ljhart—Linda Blog
Lmn—Lela Blog
Luvcardmaking—Darlene Blog
Momcgw—Carol Blog
Sama--Paola Blog 
terry serman--Terry Gallery

Friday, December 9, 2016

Two Paper Divas

The time is winding down for your chance to get that stamp you have been wanting at Two Paper Divas.  Their stamps are not all 50% off.  They will be closing their store either the 15th or 16th of December so you have exactly one week to get those stamps you have always wanted.

I love this card because it just gives you the holiday feel with the fireplace, packages and candle on the hearth.  I starting making this card by taking a brick stencil and blocking off parts to make it look like a fireplace.  I then sponged in the area I wanted to show.  Then I took a piece of brown paper and put it across for the mantle.  I then used the stamp set "Holiday Greetings" for the Candle, package with bow, ivy and sentiment.  The fire is from the "On the road Again" stamp set.  I love to think outside the box with stamp sets.  I colored the images with my copic markers and I have a nice holiday card.

So take advantage of their sale.  You can always buy your own Christmas gift.  And what a bargain.