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Friday, April 28, 2023

Challenge Your Stash

 This month was my month to come up with a challenge for our Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoaststampers.  I call this pre-birthday month so I wanted to have a "balloon" theme. I love making birthday cards and I have several balloon stencils that I decided needed to be used.

To make my card I used the Taylored Expressions Balloon Party Stencil and stamps.  I used my brushes and the following Distress Oxide colors (Salvaged Patina, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber).  I also used the same colors on distress oxide to stamp the bottom of the balloons and the small stars throughout the card.  The sentiment was from Hero Arts Ribbon Messages Stamp and Cut set.  I used the Salvaged Patina and a blender pen to color the lettering.  I stamped the black ribbons on the balloons with my Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

Such a fun card to make.  I love using stencils and not sure why I don't use them more often. 

I can't wait to see what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge.


Monday, April 17, 2023

PIP Challenge #2315

 Today's Challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies is being sponsored by Pink Gems Designs.

I hope you check out Janet's store on Etsy because she has some adorable digital images.  I love to see more digital companies coming out and offering digital stamps.  This sure helps with my minimal storage space I have in my house.  
For my card today I used the digital stamp Cocktail Molly.  This stamp set just made me smile.  I always love making cards with a little humor in them. I printed this digital stamp on my printer and then colored them with my copic markers.  The sentiment was from CC Designs called 4 Season Sentiments. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out Pammie's Inky Pinkies and see what the other Design Team Members made for the challenge this week.




Saturday, April 15, 2023

Creative Crew

 Carol was our lovely hostess this month for our Creative Crew group and came up with a fantastic challenge.  April 8 is National Zoo Lover Day so my card today is in honor of Carol's favorite animal the giraffe.  

The image we used is called African Queen by Artful Stamper.  The Giraffe paper is from African Safari Scrapbook paper.  I colored the giraffe with my copic markers and the built a card with the papers Carol sent.  I added a bow at the bottom and some gems on the card.  Carol also sent some of the greenery so I used it on the card also.

Part of our challenge was to say what our favorite zoo animal is.  That is tough for me because I love so many.  I guess penguins would be my favorite.

You can see what the other team members came up with for this challenge.

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Jeanette 

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry

Tracie - That's Me

Thanks to Carol for a great challenge this month.







Monday, April 3, 2023

PIP Challenge #2313

 Today we have Challenge #2313 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Challenges.  This week we are being sponsored by Jan's Digital Stamps.  It was a tough decision as to which digital stamp to use for my card this week because there are so many adorable ones to pick from.  

I decided to use the stamp set "Old Friends" because it just made me smile and I have several friends I could send this card to.  I printed the image on my printer and then colored it with my copic markers.  The designer papers I used were from Pink Fresh called "Happy Heart".  

Such a fun image to color and it was fun to use one of my favorite color combos.  Hope you enjoyed the card and be sure and check out Jan's Digital Stamps because she has some beautiful images to pick from.

I am entering this card in the coloring challenges:


PIP Challenge #2407

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