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.