Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Challenge Your Stash

 Today's card is for our Challenge Your Stash group over on Splitcoaststampers.  Shelly is our hostess for the month of April and her challenge for us was to celebrate Kiss Your Mate Day which is April 28.  She challenged us to make a card showing a kissing couple, a couple in love or love for a pet.  I couldn't find the original stamp I wanted to use for this challenge so I went a different direction

In my family we are all crazy about our pets so I used this adorable image from the stamp set "You Have My Heart" by My Favorite Things.  The designer papers I used to make the card are from Flower Garden by Carta Bella.  I colored the image with my copic markers and used the sentiment from the stamp set.

Thanks to Shelly for a great challenge this month.

Monday, April 26, 2021

PIP Challenge #2117

 Time for another challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  Today's challenge is being sponsored by SheepSki Designs.  


For my card today I am using the tulip border digital stamp.  I have to say that I love this stamp.  It is so pretty at the bottom of a card.  Any sentiment would be perfect for this image.  Spring is here and the tulips are in perfect bloom here in KS.  Even a little snow did not stop them from budding out.

I printed the image and colored it with my copic markers.  I decided to go with yellow and pink tulips although I want to make another card and color the tulips red and yellow to duplicate what I am seeing on my daily walk.

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

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Unidentified Swap #55

 I am in a group on Splitcoaststampers with several very creative ladies.  Each month a hostess picks an image to play with.  Each participant then sends cards to the hostess and they swap out cards and you receive 3 different cards back. 

This was my month to be hostess and I chose Bloomin Background by Taylored Expressions for my image.  I thought it would be fun to list all the cards I received back and to show how each card looks different.

Card By Barb

Card By Amber

Card by Darlene

Card by Jody

Card By Carol

Card by Janet

Card by LJ

Card by Terry S

My Card

As you can see, each card is so different but beautiful.  Thanks gals for doing such a great job with the image this month.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Inky Paws Challenge #146

 I seem to have lost my creative juices and decided to try my hand at the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #146.  I love the color challenges and trying my hand at creating something new.

Use the colors--orange, yellow, green, and white

I went through my Newton's Nook stamps and found one I haven't used in a while.

For my card, I started with a piece of watercolor paper and colored a small space in the center with a yellow watercolor ink.  I then stamped out several butterflies from the "Beautiful Wings" stamp set.  I colored them with my copic markers using the colors required in the challenge.

I was really happy with my card and home to make a few more birthday cards with this stamp set.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Classy Card Ladies

Today is the 15th which means it is time for our Classy Card Ladies Duel.  This is always so fun to see what the hostesses challenge us with each month.  There is a new twist in the challenge this month and it is a sketch challenge. 

 You can see the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches to see what they did with it.  The sketch was designed by Andrea Whisman.   It was so nice of her to let us use the sketch.  LJ and Darlene are our hostesses this month and they came up with this challenge.

The fun images are from Taylored Expressions called Exercise Grumplings.  Exactly how I look when I exercise and get on the scale.  The papers are from Floral Doodle collection by Love Nicole.  The ribbons are fun items from Darlene's stash.

  I hope you enjoyed my card and be sure and check out what the other Classy Card Ladies did with our challenge this month.






Suzy - in the SCS Gallery



Deb - in the SCS Gallery



Tracie (You are Here)

Monday, April 12, 2021

PIP Challenge #2115

 Has it really been 2 weeks since I have posted on my blog.  Where oh where does the time go.  It's not that I haven't been creating, I am just not taking the time to take pictures and post on my blog.  So much for my goal of doing better in 2021.

Challenge #2115 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies is being sponsored by Jan's Digital Stamps.  

For my card today I am using the stamp set West Main Barn.  This stamp set reminds me of my youth.  My grandparents had a family outside of Topeka Kansas and some of my favorite memories are going there and just having fun outside.
I printed the image off and colored it with my copic markers.  Aren't all barns red???  Well I thought the red would look pretty on the card.  The sentiment was from some designer paper I had scraps of.  Thought it would work perfect for the barn.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

PIP Challenge #2407

 This weeks challenge over at Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges is sponsored by Varada Sharma .                                              ...