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Monday, May 23, 2022

PIP Challenge #2221

 Today Challenge #2221 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies is being sponsored by Sheepski Designs. 

I had so much fun with the image that I got to play with for this challenge.  I am such a fan of bees and coloring them which is a surprise to me since I got stung by a bumblebee at a young age in the face and still cringe when one gets too close to  me.  But I do understand the important of bees to our environment.  

The image I used for my card is called "Bumble Bee Blossom".  I printed the image on my printer and colored it with my copic markers.  The die I used is by Hero Arts and is called Honeycomb Fancy Die.   I love this die and find that it is the perfect die to highlight your image.  The papers are from Graphic 45 "Let It Bee" collection.

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





Sunday, May 15, 2022

Dueling Darlings

 Time for our Dueling Darlings Challenge.  Kelly is our hostess this month and our theme is "We are a rainbow!"  Each of us brings a light and color to life.  We are all an important "band" of the rainbow.  We have all been given a randomly chosen color and our challenge was to use ONLY your color to represent our band of the rainbow.  

I guess you can tell that my color is yellow.  For my card I used the following:
Paper - Sugar Pea Life Is A Carnival
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
MFT Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil
Sentiment - Pink Fresh Always Uplifting
MFT Die-namics
Gems from Horizon Group Go Create!

I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with for this challenge.  You can check them all out by clicking on their links below.

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Jeanette 

Kelly

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry

Tracie - That's Me

Monday, May 9, 2022

PIP Challenge #2219

 Spring is here in the Midwest although this week feels more like summer.  Typical up and down weather.  I am enjoying all the beautiful flowers blooming right now so today's challenge is a little more reminder of the beauty around us.  Today over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies we are being sponsored by Jan's Digi Stamps.

                                        

For my card today I am using the digital stamp from the stamp set  "Spring Tiger Lilies".  

I printed off the image on my computer and then colored it with my copic markers.  I used paper from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I used a Lawn Fawn border die for the blue top and added 3 enamel dots at the bottom of the card.

What a beautiful stamp set this is.  So reasonable also.  Be sure and check out all the beautiful digital stamps in Jan's store.

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

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Newtons Nook Birthday Theme

 I am in need of birthday cards in my stash so I decided to go to my favorite stamp company "Newtons Nook" and see what their Inky Paws Challenge is this week.  Lucky for me it is a birthday challenge.

So I went to my Newtons Nook inventory and found this adorable stamp set called "Newtons Birthday Balloons".

I stamped the image off and colored the images with my copic markers.  They also have matching Die set to go with this stamp set.  The background papers are by Doodlebug called Hey Cupcake.  I love the pink colors.  For the background frames and flag with sentiment,  I used Newtons Nook Frames & Flags Die set.  I cut the images out and pop dotted them on to the front of the card.

Such a fun birthday card to make.  


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Challenge Your Stash

 Since today is the 28th, that means it is time to post my creation for our "Challenge Your Stash" group on Splitcoaststampers.  So just like the title says, we are to find something in our stash to make a card.  Sue is our hostess for the month of April and her challenge was to make an Earth Day card in honor of Earth Day on April 22.  I have to admit that this challenge had me stumped.  She said to think about all things that make this earth beautiful.  Well that has endless possibilities.  Of course I put off to making my card until yesterday because I was so torn on which stamp set to use.  Ocean, flowers, trees, etc. came to mind but since I waited until the last minute to make the card I thought I had better go with a simple card.  

I really wanted to use a stamp set of the world and would you believe it, I don't have one.  HA!  And I thought I had every stamp possibility in my inventory.  So I went online and found this beautiful free digital image of the earth and cut it out with a circle die.  For the background of the card, I use "Summer Silhouettes" greenery stamp and stamped it all around using Pear Pizazz and Old Olive Stampin up colors.  The sentiment was typed on the computer.  So hopefully the stamp I used will count for challenging my stash.









April 22 is Earth Day, my challenge is to make an Earth Day card. Think about all the things that make this earth beautif

Monday, April 25, 2022

PIP Challenge #2217

 It is getting to feel a bit more like spring here in the Midwest.  I am enjoying seeing all the trees blooming and flowers ready to bloom.  My favorite time of the year.

This week for PIP Challenge #2217 is being sponsored by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps.  They have such a fun store and you should check out their blog also because there are some great tutorials on there.


I used the Everyday Dragon Flies stamp for my card today.  I noticed that the stamp is on sale right now so if you like it, grab it now.  It is such a fun stamp and makes for a quick card.  
I started with a sheet of paper from Rainbows by Whimsy Stamps and then stamped several of the dragonflies on to the card.  There are several sentiments that come with the stamp set and I chose to make this a birthday card.  I also added black enamel dots to give the card a little extra.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please join us over at PIP Challenges and submit your card.  I love seeing all the entries.




Friday, April 15, 2022

Dueling Darlings

 The 15th sure rolled around quickly this month.  But this means I need to post my card for our Dueling Darlings Challenge.  Terry and Darlene were our hostesses this month and their theme for the challenge this month was Holograms.  

For my card I used the following from the kit that Darlene sent me:
Pink & Main's Holographic Set 2 papers
Die Cuts with Altenew's Fin Frames Diamonds Die Set
Say It with Stamps by Beck Moore - Photoplay
Gems from The Paper Studio
Rainbow sparkly ribbon from Merchant 41

I colored the image with copic markers trying my hand at a rainbow color for the balloons.  I then put on some glossy accents to give it a shine.  I fussy cut the sentiment and added it to the bottom of the card. 

I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with for this challenge.  You can check them all out by clicking on their links below.

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Jeanette 

Kelly

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry

Tracie - That's Me



Monday, April 11, 2022

PIP Challenge #2215

 Today I am making a fun card for Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #2215This week is being sponsored by Lawn Fawn.


I am a big fan of Lawn Fawn Stamps.  Probably because they always have cute adorable figures in their stamp sets.  
For my card I used the stamp set "Berry Special".  I absolutely love Strawberries so when I saw this adorable stamp set, I knew it had to be mine.  I started by taping off a section of a piece of white cardstock and stenciled some clouds in the background.  I then colored all my images with copic markers and used the matching dies to but them out.  I used white embossing powder on black cardstock for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by to check out by card.  



Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Challenge Your Stash

 Yesterday was our day to post our Challenge Your Stash projects but since I had a post for PIP Challenges yesterday, I thought I would save it for today.

Jeanette was our hostess this month and her challenge for us was to make a spring card.  I sure am enjoying seeing all the flowers pop up here in Kansas.  Just noticing the magnolias, daffodils and forsythias are blooming here.  I know tulips are right around the corner.

I decided to do a mini slimline card for the challenge.  The pink scallop border I used the Taylored Expressions Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets.  The inside white is cut from the Taylored Expressions Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets.  On this white piece I used the small MFT cloud die and Broken China Distress oxide for my ink.  The grass at the bottom is a TE grass die.  The image I used is from Newtons Nook Spring Pile Up.  The sentiment is from Newtons Nook Woodland Spring.

Such a fun image to color.  This sure reminds me of spring.  A big shout out to Jeanette for a great challenge this month for us.




Monday, March 28, 2022

PIP Challenge #2213

 Today I have a fun card I made for Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #2213.  This week we are being sponsored by We are 3 Digital Shop.

                                                            

I just love digital images because storage has become an issue for me.  I try to weed out my stamps and dies every once in a while but my inventory still creeps up on me.  That is why digital is the way to go.

I love this card because the background paper is also digital.  How fun.  For my card I used the digital stamp Floral Doily Vases which I printed on my computer.  I also printed out the background paper which is called "Celebrate Confetti".  The sentiment is from the All Occasion Sentiment digital stamp set.

So with this being digital, you just print everything off and you have a quick card.  I added a little ribbon at the bottom and my card is complete.

Be sure and check out the We are 3 digital shop because they have some fun images.  I see several that I want to add to my library.



Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Dueling Darlings 2

 Barb and Lorraine were in charge or our challenge this month and what a fun one it is.  They decided to come up with Team Coffee and Team Tea as our group challenges.  Lorraine was in charge of our group and decided we are Team Tea.

I love myself a cup of tea so this was a fun challenge for me.  


The image of the mug and heart is from Hampton Arts. The lemons are from Hero Arts.  The mug was stamped with CTMH New England Ivy Ink.  I colored the lemons with my copic markers.  The Designer paper is from Papertrey Ink.  Lorraine also sent us a Lipton tea bag so we could enjoy a cup of tea while we make the card. I decided to use the actual Lipton tag on my card.  I colored the small coffee mug with my copic markers.

What a fun theme and I loved the challenge this month.  I always love starting my day with a cup of coffee but in the evening I love a good cup of tea so it is hard for me to decide which I prefer.  Both are good.

Check out what some of the other members did with the challenge this month.

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Jeanette 

Kelly

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry

Tracie - That's Me

Monday, March 14, 2022

PIP Challenge #2203

 I am really excited to share my card with you today for Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #2203.  Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles.   Whenever I feel the urge to color, I go through the images at Polkadoodles because they are so adorable and fun to color.

For my card today I am using the digital stamp "Fluffy Friends".  

I printed off the image and colored it with my copic markers.  I know this might be considered an Easter image but I thought it would make a nice card for a friends birthday.  I selected my papers first from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden line and added a few layers for my card.  I found this IO sentiment that would make it a birthday card or just thinking of you card.

I hope you check out Polkadoodles digital images because they are all so much fun and adorable.  I know you will become a fan like me once you check out their site.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - Choose your favorite color combination which would be the peach & teal colors.
Cupcake Inspirations - Pet theme which reminds me of our pet rabbits when we were kids.
Digi Choosday Challenge - Spring Animals


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Challenge Your Stash

 My card today is for our Challenge Your Stash Group on Splitcoaststampers.  I love this group because everyone month someone will pick a challenge and you need to go through your Stash and see what you can use for the theme that month.

Barb was our  hostess this month and she decided that our challenge would be to include a bird in our project.  I thought oh that will be easy because I have so many bird stamps.  Well 4 hours later I had cleaned out my stamps and sorted through.  I now have many stamp sets ready to go to a garage sale.  



\In my stash I came across this adorable stamp set called "Flamingo Botanical"  that I have never used.  I stamped the image our and then colored it with my copic markers.  I then fussy cut the bird out.  The background was formed by making a mask with one of my oval dies and then used the Farmhouse Basket stencil from Whimsy Stamps.  I thought it made a nice background to the bird.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #2209

 Can't believe this is the last day of February.  This month sure flew by fast.  Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #2209 is up and what a fun sponsor we have for this week.  The Cutting Cafe is our sponsor for Challenge #2209.  A lucky winner will win 3 sets of their choice from The Cutting Cafe.


I decided to make a St. Patricks Day card using the 4 Leaf Clover Digital stamp set. 

I printed off the digital stamps and colored them with my green copic markers.  I then cut them out and placed them on my card.  I added a few green brads I had in the center of the small circles and used green ribbon to divide the two papers.  By adding a few green gems really made the finishing touch to the card.

I hope you check out The Cutting Cafe because they have such fun digital images.  The sky is the limit as to what you can create with their stamps.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Dueling Darlings

 I sure everyone had a nice Valentines Day yesterday.  It was a beautiful day here in Kansas and I got my favorite valentine meal.  We have a Greek restaurant here that I really like. 

Since today is the 15th of the month, this means it is time for our Dueling Darlings group to post pictures of what they have done.  This month I was paired up with Carol to be the hostesses for February.  I always like to look and see what special holidays are in February and I noticed that February is Library Lovers Month.  I love to read so this theme really jumped out at me.   I love our local library so this card is in honor of all libraries.

The images are from the stamp set "Book Worm by Fun Stampers Journey.  The Book paper at the top is from Witches & Wizards by Echo Park.  The words in the middle are from Scribe by Authentique.  The cubicles at the bottom are from Farmhouse Market by Carta Bella.  I stamped the images and then colored them with my copic markers and cut them out with my Brother Scan n Cut.

The ribbon is from the ribbon boutique and the gems are from Fun Stampers Journey.  I had so much fun with this card and I can't wait to see what the other team members come up with.

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Jeanette 

Kelly

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry

Tracie - That's Me



Monday, February 14, 2022

PIP Challenge #2207

 I am so excited for our sponsor this week over at Pammie's Inky Pinky Challenges.  Our sponsor this week is Varada Sharma which is new to us here at PIP Challenges.

                                                      

There are some amazing digital images in her etsy store.  I sure hope you check it out.  The design team was given the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set to work with.  I do love butterflies so I was trying to think of a different way to use these beautiful images.  I colored them up with my copic markers and then found some papers to coordinate with the colors.

I was needing a gift bag for a friend so I decided to decorate the front of it with the butterfly.  I cut it out and then placed it on the front of the bag.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my project this week.  Be sure and check out VaradaSharma store.


Monday, January 31, 2022

PIP Challenge #2205

 I am so excited about our Challenge #2205 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  This week is being sponsored by one of my favorite stamp companies.  Newton's Nook Designs  I am the owner of 2 orange kitties so this stamp company has always had a special place in my heart.  They are just the nicest people also.  There is an extra piece to the challenge this week and it is "Sunshine".  

                                                          Newton

I was also excited this week because I got to use one of my favorite stamps sets from Newton's Nook Designs called Woodland Spring.  I just love all the adorable animals.

I first colored all the animals with my copic markers and then used the matching dies to cut them out.  For the background I stenciled clouds and then rays of sunshine.  The grass at the bottom is a lawn fawn die. 

So I can't wait to see everyone's Sunshine cards this week.

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





Friday, January 28, 2022

Challenge Your Stash

 I'm really not sure how the 28th rolled around so quickly.  But today is our day to post our project for the challenge your stash group on splitcoaststampers.  Our hostess today is Jennifer Lewis and her challenge theme for us is "I have a dream".  Well I pulled out a couple of stamps that I have been wanting to use and came up with this card.

The butterflies are from a Stampin Up Stamp and matching die set from Floating and Fluttering.  I stamped the butterflies first and then used the matching die to cut them out.  The Cutout on the inside is also with that die set along with the border stamp around the sentiment.  The sentiment is from Wise Women by The Project Bin.  

A few things I would of done different would be to leave the orange border on and stamp the sentiment on it without cutting the center out.  The white seems too dramatic.  I also would of pop dotted the butterflies so the would stand out a little more.  Oh well that will be my next card.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks To Jennifer for a great challenge this month.


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.



PIP Challenge #2221

 Today Challenge #2221 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies is being sponsored by Sheepski Design s.  I had so much fun with the image that I g...