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.
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Crafters of Faith

Since today is the 7th of the month, it is time to post my card for our Crafters of Faith group on Splitcoaststampers.  Sue was the hostess this month and she chose Proverbs 3:5-6 for our scripture this month.  "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight"

Our challenge was to make a card that illustrates a time we trusted in the Lord or a path you walked in faith.

Many people who know me are aware that I like to move every couple of years.  Well in each move I have had to trust in the Lord to help us make the right decision with our move.  It is usually a stressful time with wondering if you have done the right thing.  Well if you put your trust in the Lord, things always have a way of working out.

So for my card for the challenge I made a Happy New Home card.  I'm sure I will be able to use it at some time.  The house and trees are a Two Paper Divas Stamp that I colored with my copic markers and then fussy cut them out.  The center die is from Waffle Flower called Stitched Flower Center Inverted.  I also used the Memory Box Swirly Cloud die and a small heart punch for the red heart.  I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide to color the center of the card.

Thanks to Sue for a great challenge.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Challenge Your Stash

Since today is the 28th, it means time for me to go through my stash and create something for our Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoaststampers.  Lola was our hostess this month and she asked that we use an elephant or a flamingo in our creation.

I chose to use a flamingo because I just love the colors of these beautiful birds.  We sure done see these in Kansas cut they are still popular.
This is actually an Art Play Paintable by Adornit called Let's Be Friends.  You get 12 adorable images and I chose to color up this one with my zig clean color watercolor markers.

Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, June 25, 2018

PIP Challenge #1825

Do you believe the 4th of July is right around the corner?  What happened to June?

Today is challenge #1825 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and our sponsor today is

For my card today I decided to go patriotic and celebrate the 4th of July.  I printed off the image "USA Myrtle the Turtle" and colored it with my copic markers.  

I then used an oval die and cut the image out.  By adding a few stars here and there I think it makes the perfect patriotic card.

Thanks for stopping by and remember that you can submit your project to Pammie's Inky Pinkies because Anything Goes and you could win a nice prize from Digital Delights.
Monday, June 18, 2018

Promise Always

Today I am posting a card I made for a swap on SCS.  Jeanette was our host this month and she chose this wonderful image "Promise Always" from Unity.

I colored the image with my copic markers.  Thanks Jeanette for a great challenge.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings

Since it's the 15th of the month, this means it is time for the Dueling Darlings Duel.  The hostesses this month are Shelly and Carol.  The theme is Everything is Coming Up Roses.

Since I am a Dazzler I received a kit from Shelly and her kit included:

Image and sentiment all SU (the rose is from the 2002 collection)
The three small SU sentiments are punched out using the SU tag punch
The DP's - the green and green w/peach roses- The Paper Studio Kirby Teesdale
Yellow and wood BG- The Paper Studio-Country Road
All ribbons and twine- retired SU
Small butterflies- Martha Stuart punch
Yellow gems- Recollections

I colored my image with copic markers and added a little sunray with distress oxide ink in the back of the roses. 

Shelly and Carol also asked us to share what our favorite color of roses is and I would have to say pink.