Monday, January 17, 2022

PIP Challenge #2203

 Happy Monday.  Not sure where the time goes but the weeks just seem to fly by.  Today I have a fun card for our Challenge #2203 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  Today our challenge is being sponsored by SheepSkiDesigns.  


For my card I used the Peonies Stamp.   I always love floral stamps and this one was so fun to color.

I colored the image with my copic markers and then cut it out with my Brother Scan n Cut.  I thought it would be fun to make a square card for this image.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background stamp set.  I stamped it with versamark on black cardstock and then used white embossing powder.  

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Dueling Darlings 2

 Did you know that today is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day?  I wonder if I could go outside and gather some of the newly fallen snow and make snow ice cream.  Did you ever do that as a kid?

January 15 starts a new round with the first Duel as a Dueling Darlings 2 group.  Kelly and Jeanette were our hostesses this month and came up with the fun challenge.

The image I used for my card is Colorado Crafty Company Ice Cream Day Mini stamped on Neenah 110# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The designer paper is Bella Blvd Freshly Picked.  The green ribbon is from American Crafts.  I love the fun oriental Trading strawberry brad that I was able to add to my card.  The flowers are from Prima.  

Thanks Jeanette and Kelly for a great challenge.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Butterfly Kisses

 I am in a group on Splitcoaststampers called the Monthly Image Swap.  I love it because I never know what the hostess will use as our image for the month.  This month our hostess is Imke who is our moderator on the swap.  

Imke chose this beautiful image from Simon Says Stamp called Butterfly Kisses.

I colored the image with my copic markers and then cut out the heart and added the sentiments.  The background papers are from Echo Park called Summer Days.

I am a real fan of butterflies so this was so much fun for me.  Thanks Imke for a great challenge this month.

Monday, January 3, 2022

PIP Challenges

 2022 brings more exciting challenges from Pammie's Inky Pinky Challenges.  I am so fortunate to be on the design team for this great group.  I know Pam has been working very hard behind the scenes in setting up our challenges for 2022.  I appreciate all the work she puts in to this. 

Challenge #2201 is being sponsored by Jan's Digital Stamps.  

For my card today I am using a rose from Jan's Rose stamp set.
I printed off the rose and colored it with my copic markers.  I then cut it out with my Brother Scan n cut.  What I love about the Scan n cut is than you can increase the size and make a beautiful outline which is what I did for the black outline on the rose.  The sentiment also comes from the Rose Stamp set.

Be sure and check out Jan's Digital Stamps store because her valentine stamps are on sale which includes the rose set.  

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy 2022

 Another year has arrived.  I have to admit I was asleep by 9:30 and did not see the new year come in.  Guess that is old age talking.

I have decided on my motto for 2022 and it is Choose Kindness for many reasons.  I think if everyone would do a Random Act of Kindness each week they would be rewarded with a wonderful feeling and also help someone out in need.  If you need ideas, I found this 100 Daily Acts of Kindness.  Just pick one a week and see how it makes you feel.

Check back on Monday because we start our new challenges for PIP Challenges.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Challenge Your Stash

 Have you ever made a card and just not like it?  Well today I made a card for our Challenge your Stash group on Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge came from Lisa and she decided we needed to celebrate National Write a Friend month by creating a card where you can easily write a note to a friend.

Well I had this adorable gnome stamp by Woodware Craft Collection called Floral Hat.  The fun for me is coloring the image.  Must come from when I was a child and could sit for hours coloring and no I never went outside the lines.  LOL  

This was my first attempt at the card.  I liked the coloring but the card itself just looked like it needed some color.  

And here is my second attempt.  I like it alot better.  It needed some color to bring out the colors in the hat.  

So thanks Lisa for a great challenge.  Since this is a slimline card, I will be able to write a nice long note to a friend.

Monday, December 20, 2021

PIP Challenge #2151

 Can you believe Christmas is just 5 short days away.  It sure doesn't feel like Christmas here in Kansas with the warm weather we are having but I am enjoying my walks  and seeing the beautiful lights everyone has up.  

For today's Challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies (#2151) we are being sponsored by We are 3 Digital Shop.  


For my card today I am using the Snowman image from their online etsy shop.  He is such a cute little guy.

I printed off the image once I decided what size I was going to use and then colored it with my copic markers. The designer papers I used are from Winter Whimsy by Gina K Designs.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card.  I hope to see you one more time on my blog before the new year starts.

Merry Christmas to all.

PIP Challenge #2203

 Happy Monday.  Not sure where the time goes but the weeks just seem to fly by.  Today I have a fun card for our Challenge #2203 over at Pam...