Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Dueling Darlings

Since yesterday was the 15th and also a Monday that I post for Pammie's Inky Pinkies design team, I will post my card for the Dueling Darlings today.  Our hostesses this month were Lorraine and Barb.  They came up with a wonderful theme of "Crafting" for our August theme.  It is a theme we can all relate to.  even at an early age I have always loved to craft and try new things.  Once I started cardmaking I found that I love coloring and putting cards together.

I had so much fun with the kit that Lorraine sent me.  I knew immediately that I wanted to make a shaker card with the fun sentiment.  The items in used for my card are:
Gina K. Designs "Craft Notes" stamp Set
Designer Paper by Doodlebug Design
Ribbons by Celebrate It.
Pink Pearls - Queen and Company.

I colored the images with my copic markers and put them on the card.  I used the sequins that Lorraine sent inside the shaker part of the card.

Thanks to Barb and Lorraine for a great challenge this month.

Monday, August 15, 2022

PIP Challenge #2233

 Today's challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies is being sponsored by Lawn Fawn.

For my card today I am using one of my favorite stamp sets from Lawn Fawn called Upon A Star.  

To make my card I found this wonderful designer paper called Fairy Hugs Craft Papers.  I then stamped the stars at the top of the page with versa mark ink and then used white embossing powder.  For the images I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my copic markers.  I used the matching dies to cut them out.  I then made a few hills with green paper and stamped the sentiment.

Thanks to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring us this week.  You will always find some adorable stamps in their store.  I hope you check them out.

Monday, August 1, 2022

PIP Challenge #2231

 I am super excited about our Challenge #2231 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies because she is being sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs (One of my favorite stamp companies).  

I have always loved Newtons Nook Designs because when they first started they had 2 yellow kitties and of course my 15 year old yellow kitties remind me of theirs.  They are very entertaining even though they are 15 years old.
I thought about doing a kitty card but opted to one of my favorite stamp sets "Deer Friend".  I just love the sweetest of their deer images.  It also comes with a matching Die.  

I colored the images with my copic markers and then used the matching die to cut them out.  I used a piece of cloud paper from Echo Park "New Day" line.  I then used at TE "Here Comes the Sun" stencil in Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber.  I then used a MFT Grassy Hills Die for the bottom of the card.  I pop dotted all the images on to the card.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  I sure hope you join us over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies for the challenge this month.  Also a huge thank you to Newton's Nook Designs for sponsoring us then week.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Challenge Your Stash

 Today's challenge for our "Challenge Your Stash" group is hosted by Maggie.  She came up with a fun challenge to use red, white and blue on our cards.  

The stamp I used is a Stampabilities House Mouse called "Show Your Colors".  I thought this would be the perfect card for a red, white and blue challenge.  I pulled out my copics and colored this sweet image.  I found a piece of scrap patriotic paper for the background.

Thanks to Maggie for a great challenge this month.

Monday, July 18, 2022

PIP Challenge #2229

 Time again for another challenge from PIP Challenges.  This week our sponsor is Polkadoodles.  They have some fantastic digital stamps.  

For my card today I am using the stamp "Butterfly Tree Fairy"

This stamp came pre-coloured so all I had to do was print it out.  I used a die to cut it out and added a few gems to the picture.  The background paper is called "Petalshimmer" from Fairy Hugs Craft Papers.  The celebrate die was an old one I had from Papertrey Ink.

This sure made for a quick card when it is already coloured.  Be sure and check out Polkadoodles because they are having a sale right now and everyone loves a sale,

Friday, July 15, 2022

Dueling Darlings

 The month of July is just flying by.  Can't believe today is the 15th already.  I am excited about today's challenge for our Dueling Darlings Group.  This month I was able to co-host with Carol and she came up with a terrific idea for our challenge.  We have all heard of Christmas in July so Carol and I thought we would put our own spin on it and celebrate Mrs. Claus.  Once we decided on our challenge, I looked through all my stamps and could not find one with Mrs. Claus on it.  So I started looking online and found this adorable stamp by Jaded Blossom Stamps.  They were kind enough to email me back and let me know that I could share this image with my group of 3 gals.  The stamp set is called Mrs. Claus Baking Company.

I printed off the image and colored it with my copic markers.  The papers are from Authentique called Rejoice.  I also added and red doily from Doodlebug, green ribbon from Offray and a few christmas sequins from my stash. 

As an added extra to our challenge, we asked our group to add their favorite Christmas recipe to the blog post.  My favorite recipe came from a co-worker 40 years ago.  I make these cookies every year for all my nieces and nephews.  Below is the recipe for Super Sugar Cookies.

                                              SUPER SUGAR COOKIES
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup softened Butter
1 Cup Oil
2 eggs
1/2 tsp almond flavoring
4 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla

Sift sugar into butter and oil.  Cream together.  Add eggs, vanilla and almond flavoring.  Mix well.  Add flour, salt, soda and cream of tartar, mix well.  Chill dough 1 hour.  Roll in small balls.  Dip in sugar.  Press down with glass jar dipped in sugar.  Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.  Enjoy.

Be sure and check on the other team member cards.






Lorraine - SCS Gallery


Monday, July 4, 2022

PIP Challenge #2227

 Happy July 4th.  I hope you are doing something fun.  It is going to be a hot one here in Kansas so may just stay in and veg.  Time again for another challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.   This week our sponsor is SheepSki Designs. I just love their etsy shop.

For my card today I am using the stamp Fuchsias from their digital store.

I printed off the image and then colored it with my copic markers.  There is just something about pink and purple together.  I added pink and purple paper at the bottom and added a Happy Birthday sentiment.  

Be sure and check out all the full digital stamps at SheepSki Designs.

Dueling Darlings

Since yesterday was the 15th and also a Monday that I post for Pammie's Inky Pinkies design team, I will post my card for the Dueling Da...