Tuesday, August 29, 2023

SCS Monthly Image Swap

 I really like to challenge myself to come up with a different card.  This month for our Mystery Image swap, Jennifer sent us a truck image from Raisin Boat Stamps.  She challenged us to stamp our own company logo or motto on the truck.  My first thought was to make it a truck with flowers on it.  So as I was searching through my stamps I found another stamp set I thought would work.

In my younger days my family used to show horses.   We were in 4-H and would go to horse shows almost every weekend.  I did pretty well but I can't say I enjoyed it.  I was always a little intimidated by the horses.  I did win several aways though but mainly because I had such a great horse.  When we would travel to horse shows we would be amazed at some of the fancy horse trailer/truck rigs with pictures of their horses on them.  (Ours was not one of those - LOL).  So this card brought back a few memories for me.  I used the Stampin Up set "Let It Ride".  I stamped the horse, colored it with copics and fussy cut it out.  I pop dotted it on the back and put it on the back of the truck.  I also stamped the trees at the bottom of the truck door.  The sentiment was also in that stamp set.

So thanks Jennifer for a great challenge.  I had so much fun coming up  with this idea.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Challenge Your Stash

 Today is reveal day for our Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Lorraine is our hostess this month and she came up with a great challenge.  Her challenge is "Here's What's Cooking".  Her theme is definitely one that is close to my heart.  I love to cook (ok bake anyway) so it was fun going through my stamps and finding one to use.

I remember as a child we grew strawberries which is still my favorite fruit to this day.  My mom would always make strawberry preserves and I would help her.  My sisters and I laugh because I would do anything not to have to go outside and they were the exact opposite.  They wanted to be outside.  So I became mom's helper.

The stamp set I used was an old one from Papertrey Ink Called Spring Jar Fillers.  I also used their small jar for the berries.  I thought it would be fun to used a red plaid paper to form a table cloth with a little blue trim.

Thanks Lorraine for a great challenge this month.  It was so fun.

Monday, August 21, 2023

PIP Challenge #2333

 This weeks challenge over at Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges (#2333) is being sponsored by We Are 3.  The are a wonderful digital company that carries Digital Paper, Sentiments & Images.

For my card today I am using the We are 3 Digital Paper, Botanical, Flowers, Floral, Garden set.  This is such a beautiful set and a real bargain for only $2.  I printed off one of the floral selections and colored it with my copic markers.
I also added the sentiment die cut and a butterfly to the card.  Such a fun card to make.  I hope you check out the We Are 3 store because there are so many great digital images to pick from.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Creative Crew

 The 15th of the month sure rolls around fast for me.  Today's challenge comes from Lorraine.  I love her challenge because I can get a jump start on my Christmas cards.  Lorraine loves wreaths and gingerbread people so she came up with this wonderful challenge.

The stamp set is from Your Next Stamp called "Holiday Wreaths".  Your Next Stamp is going out of business so if you are looking to buy one of their stamps, now is the time.  I just placed an order because I think their stamps are adorable.

The designer paper comes from Simple Stores (Baking Spirits Bright) and Photoplay (Homemade Holidays).  I just loved coloring this wreath with my copics.

Lorrainen also provided some ribbon, gems, and embellishments.  I used the white box and the candy piece.  I cut out a scalloped circle from the glitter paper and pop dotted the wreath and sentiment to the center.

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





Lorraine - SCS Gallery


Tracie - That's Me

Thanks Lorraine for a great challenge.

Monday, August 7, 2023

PIP Challenge #2331

 Time for another challenge over at Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges.  This weeks challenge (#2331) is being sponsored by The Cutting Cafe.  

The stamp set I am using for my card today is from "One Spring Day" digital stamp set for The Cutting Cae Store.   There are so many fun elements to that stamp set.  

I decided to first start with the frame with the image around the edge and the flowers at the bottom.  I printed it off and then colored it with my copic markers.  I then printed off the bird houses and colored them with my copic markers.  I fussy cut them out and then pop dotted them on to the card.  I added the sentiment to the top of the card which is from Newtons Nook Woodland Spring set. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card.

PIP Challenge #2407

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