Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings

Today is reveal day for the Dueling Darlings.  The hostesses this month were Terry L. and Tami.  They picked a great theme this month.  The theme is "wine".
The image is by Art Impressions called "Wine Divas".  The sentiment is from MFT called "Uncorked".  I colored this image with my copic markers and then put to a card layout.  The flowers are "Got Flowers" and I colored the white "Brides" flowers to coordinate with the paper with my copic markers.  The gems are from "The Paper Studio". 

Thanks to Terry and Tami for a great challenge this month.  I loved coloring up this adorable image.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Crafters of Faith

I think it is going to be a busy week on my blog.  I have been trying to finish a lot of my projects that are sitting on my desk.  Dawn is our hostess this month and she chose Psalm 119:105 for her scripture.  "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path".  She challenged us to use fireflies in our card.

I remember having these firefly stamps from Two Paper Divas who have since retired and are no longer in business.  I love pulling out some of their stamps because they are my favorites and I continue to use them.  The glass jar, lid and sentiment are also by Two Paper Divas.  I colored my little fireflies and then cut them out and placed in the jar and outside the jar. I thought the designer paper in the background worked well for a night sky.

Thanks to Dawn for a great challenge.
Monday, August 6, 2018

PIP Challenge #1831

Today is the start of Challenge #1831 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  The challenge this week is "Anything Goes" and is sponsored by Digital Delights.
For my card today I decided to use the stamp "Crayon Bee".  School is about ready to start in our area and I thought this would be the appropriate card for the season.  
I printed off the image on my printer and then colored this adorable image with my copic markers.  I hope to see your creations over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. 
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Challenge Your Stash

Well today is reveal day for our "Challenge Your Stash" group on Splitcoaststampers.  Barb was our hostess this month and she asked us to pick one of the Color Challenges from Splitcoaststampers.  I decided to go with CC486 which included the colors Calypso Coral, Olive Green and Daffodil Delight.
I first cut out the flowers and leaves which are from the MFT Stitched Blooms Die set.  I just love this set.  The stitching is so detailed on each die.  I then put 2 colors of distress oxide on my vinyl mat and sprayed them with water.  I then dipped each die cut in the mixture and let them dry.  I put a layer of Squeezed Lemonade Distress oxide in the center of the white front to give it a little color for the background.  I then layered the flowers on the card.  I added the sentiment die (Creative Expressions) and stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card.  

I had cut 1/2" off the bottom of the front of my card and added a 3/4" piece of striped paper on the bottom inside of my card to give it a different look.

Thanks Barb for a great challenge this month.

Monday, July 23, 2018

PIP Challenge #1829

Today's Challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies is sponsored by Polkadoodles.

For my card today I have chosen to use the adorable image "Sugarpops - Party Dress/Birthday" from the Polkadoodles store.  
I printed off the image on my Canon printer and then colored it with my copic markers.  I added a few flowers to accent this sweet little girl.

Hope you enjoyed my card and that you join us in the challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies because one lucky winner will win 3 free digital images from Polkadoodles.  
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings

I am so excited about my cards today.  The Dueling Darlings on Splitcoaststampers has a monthly challenge and I loved what Terry and Terry has come up with this month.

The theme this month is bees.  Did you know that the greatest threat to bees in North America today is Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)?  This is where entire hive of bees suddenly disappear.  In the early 2000s there was a sharp increase, especially in North American.  There is still uncertainty about the cause or causes of CCD;  disease, mites, increased use of neonicotinoid pesticides and fungal infections are all possibilities.  There are often multiple stressors, none of which is lethal enough by itself, but the combination is too much for the bees.

The annual failure rate of honeybee colonies averages around 30% in North America.  Honeybee losses are potentially devastating economically since bee pollination is vital to at least one-third of crops worldwide.  So in honor of our honeybees, I have made 3 cards with my kit.

I used the following in making my cards.
Hero Arts "Busy as a Bee" colored with copic markers
Designer Paper from The Paper Studio
SU Hexagon Hive die
SU Hexagons Dynamic on vellum sponged with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide
The paper Studio gold doily
Several embellishments

Thanks to Terry and Terry for making us aware of the honeybees plight and offering up a great challenge this month.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

PIP Challenge #1827

Well I am several days late in posting my creation for Pammie's Inky Pinkies this week.  Totally flew past me.  Where oh where does the time go?

This weeks sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps .  Be sure and check there store out because they have adorable images.

For my card today I decided to post a picture of a bookmark card I made.  I used the Adorn It Paintable bookmark image and colored it with my watercolor pencils.  I just love the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.