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.