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.






Lorraine - SCS Gallery


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.

PIP Challenge #2407

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