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. 
Monday, March 13, 2017

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #1711

I am so excited for the start of my work on the Design Team for Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  They always have fantastic sponsors and great prizes.

This week's challenge is sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  She has the most adorable digital images that it was hard to choose which one I should use.  The one I finally decided on was "Easter Pasquali".  Isn't he just the cutest? 
I started by coloring the image with my copic markers and then I decided to make a little shaker box behind him with fun sequins in it.  I also purchased the Happy Easter Scroll Sentiment to make it in to an adorable Easter Card.  I found the adorable carrot paper clip that I just had to use.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and please check out the rest of the Design Team and join us in this challenge.  Another plus is that it is always "Anything Goes" so you can do any type of card you would like. 
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Crafters of Faith


I loved the theme this month from Liz.  She wanted to use the scripture from Psalm 40:3 NLT "He has given me a new song to sing.  Liz wanted us to use a sunrise or sunset in our card. 


There is nothing better than getting up in the morning a seeing a beautiful sunrise.  Since spring if almost here, I love to see the blooming flowers.  I wanted to make a congrats card for a co-worker as she has been promoted and it is well deserved.  I started with a blank piece of cardstock and started sponging the green grass.  After sponging on the grass I decided I wanted the sun to peek out so I punched a 1 3/4" circle out of masking paper and sponged the yellow sun on the inside.  I then took out a scalloped circle punch and started sponging with blue around it to give it a cloud look to it.  The flowers were then stamped on the paper.

I hope you enjoy my card.  Take the time to step outside and enjoy God's work in each day as the beautiful sunrises and sunsets are a complete work of art.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Prickley Pear Stamps

I am so excited to start my Design Team work with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  This is such a good fit for me because I love their stamps.  If you haven't checked them out, be sure to do it because they are fabulous.  For my first day on the design team I was able to make 2 cards.
This is my first card that I made.  I used the stamps Singing Bluebirds  which I truly love.  I  find that birds and flowers are my stamps of choice.  I colored the image with my copic markers and then cut the stamped image out with one of Prickley Pear Dies called Flourish Oval - Nesting Die.  This die comes in a set of 3 which is a real bargain.  I then sponged around the edge before taking it out of the die.  It gives it that small amount of white around the edges.  I then added the butterfly and flowers that were out of the stamp set called Mini Butterflies.

This is my second card that I made.  For this card I used the lovely easter stamp called "Easter Flowers".  For this card I pulled out my zig watercolor markers and used them on water color paper.  Amazingly enough I only used 4 colors of markers.  I think that is why I like the zig watercolor markers so well.

Thanks for stopping by to see my designs.  You must check out Prickley Pear Stamps because they are such a bargain.  For instance the Mini Butterflies set has 22 images.  What a bargain.

Be sure and look at the Prickley Pear Blog and see what the other team members have designed this week.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash Group

Well it is time again for the Challenge Your Stash Group.  LJ was our hostess this month and her challenge was to do something that flies.  Well I love birds so I decided to do this card.
I used the Stampin Up stamp set called "Best Birds".  I colored the bird with my copic markers.  I love the simplicity of this card but definitely is one of my favorite CAS cards. 

Thanks LJ for a great challenge
Saturday, February 25, 2017

From The Heart Stamps

Since I have been having so much fun with digital images, I have decided to do a monthly challenge with "From The Heart Stamps".  If you continue each month with their challenge you get the image free every month.  Their digitals are just adorable.
This image is called Hogs and Kisses PigWit.  I decided to do a watercolor background and then fussy cut out the pig.  Isn't he adorable?

Can't wait to see what the image is for March.
Friday, February 24, 2017

Exciting News

Since Two Paper Divas decided to close their store I have been looking for a stamp company to design for that works with my style.  I was so happy to be selected to be on the Prickley Pear design team.  I will start in March so be watching for some of my cards starting next week.  I was amazed at all the stamps they carry.  And very reasonable.  Be sure and check them out.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day.  Since it is February 15, that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings Challenge.  The image selected by Shelly was Stampin Up "Load of Love".  This was the perfect theme for Valentine's Day.

I used to make this card:
Paper:  Red Denim and Black & Tan Paisley by Recollections
Ribbon - Burlap Twine and Red Flat Ribbon by "Celebrate It"
Buttons:  Heart by "Dress It Up - Love Potion"






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

Thanks Shelly for a Great Challenge.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

New Design Team

I am excited to announce that I have been selected to be on a new design team.  It is called Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  I will start this new adventure in March.  I can't wait.  You should check out their challenges in the mean time.  They always have a sponsor who sells digital images that offer up a great prize for each challenge.  I have came across some new digital companies that I was not familiar with.  I am thrilled to be selected to be on this team.  Be watching in March for designs from me.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Crafters of Faith

My poor little blog hasn't seen much action in a few days.  I have lots of cards to share, just need to get them on my blog.  Today's card is for a group that I am in on Splitcoast Stampers called Crafters of Faith.  We have a theme each month.  This month the theme was Love.  How perfect for a Valentine's Day Card.
I used a Stampin Up set for this card called Filled with Love.  I thought the gray, black and red really worked out well for this card.

Be sure and check back this weekend because I have some exciting news to share.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

PIP Challenge #1705

I have enjoyed doing  Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges because I always go to the store that is sponsoring the challenge and find some fun digitals.  The company sponsoring Challenge #1705 is Sami Stamps.  She has some really cute digital stamps.  You can purchase some of their images
on her blog or at her etsy store.


 The image I purchased is called Frost and Whisker Friends.  I colored the image with my copic markers and then found a sketch that would work to highlight this adorable image.  The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set I have.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Be sure and check out Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash Group

Well today's card is from another group on Splitcoast Stampers.  Our challenge for this group is to each month have a different challenger and they will come  up with a challenge for the group.  The challenge for this month was a color challenge.  We were to used Black, White and Silver.  Since I am still in the Christmas mode and started my goal of 100 Christmas cards for 2017, this is my card.
I took a piece of black cardstock and stamped the image (Snow Day Background by Taylored Expressions) with versa mark and embossed with silver embossing powder.  I then cut out a few snowflakes from Yvonne Creations called Holly Jolly Snowflake and Star.  I loved this challenge.

I still struggle with my picture taking and this picture below shows one of my issues.
Someone wanted in the picture.  Enjoy the card.


Friday, January 27, 2017

PIP Challenge #1704

I can't believe there are only 4 days of January left.  I am happy because that means spring is right around the corner.  I decided to work on a few valentine cards and went to Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges for some inspiration.  I always like going to the company that is sponsoring the current challenge and purchasing a couple digitals for the challenge.  The company sponsoring Challenge #1704 is All Dressed Up.  You can purchase some of their images here at etsy.
  The image I used is called Happy Valentines.  I colored the image with my copic markers and then fussy cut the image out.  I decided to give it a little outline with a scalloped hear die.  The embossed hearts are a retired Stampin Up heart border that a friend just gave me.  I have admired those hearts for a long time.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Be sure and check out Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges and I also decided to enter this card in the current All Dressed Up Challenge.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

PIP Challenge 1703

Now that I have more time on my hands, I am finding some adorable digital stamps online.  Have you ever seen Bugaboo Stamps?  They are simply adorable and oh so many to pick from.  A friend of mine is on the design team for Pammie's Inky Pinkies and I decided to give the challenge a try.

For my card today I used a digital from Bugaboo Stamps called Bird Greetings.  This was a real bargain because the sentiment came with it. 

I colored the image with my copic markers and fussy cut around the edges.  I just love this image.  I have someone in mind for this card who will love this crazy owl.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mystery Image #38

Vickie was up this month and chose this adorable Retired Stampin Up image called "And Everything Nice".  This image was so fun to work with.  The image was stamped on Craters Companion Ultra Smooth White 100 lb cardstock with Tuxedo Black Ink. 
I colored the image with my copic markers and picked some background papers to bring out the colors in the card.  I would just love to have this adorable raincoat with red pockets and trim.  I sent Vickie 4 cards and will get 3 cards back from other members.  Can't wait to see what they come up with.

Thanks to Vickie for a great challenge.

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 - 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 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.