2014 Life Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Two Cards

Good Evening friends.  I have a couple of cards for you tonight.  I am not feeling very well, coming down with a cold, so I am going to post both cards here tonight.

The first card I have for you spotlights one of Kenny K's images.  I love them.  I am having so much fun with his images.

To begin this card, I printed out the image on GinaK Heavy Base weight White card stock.  I colored it with my new Chromatix pens and BIC markers.  I trimmed down the image and matted it on a Chocolate Chip panel (SU).  I made the card base from a Light Blue card stock from Colorbok.  The background DP is from DCWV My Guy pack.  I cut a panel of Cardmakers freebie DP and matted that onto the same Light Blue card stock.  I added a piece of striped Olive Green ribbon around the panel before adding it to the card.  I used buttons as the embellishments for this card.  The sentiment uses a shaped bubble from Digital Stamps 4 Joy and I added the sentiment from TCP.

Kenny K's Krafty Krew--Layer it Up 
Coffee, Chocolate and Cards--Buttons and Bows
Tuesday Throwdown--#136 You are on my mind
Penny's Challenges--#116 Use Your Favorite Colors
Divas by Design--Anything Goes

The next card uses a Sassy Studio image.  I decided to make her reminiscent of the 80's.  I was an 80's child..had the three foot high hair, ripped jeans, leg warmers..the whole bit.  I miss those days.

I began by printing off the image on Gina K Heavy Base Weight card stock.  I used my BIC markers to color this image.

I cut out the image and used pop dots to add her to a small strip of white card stock (GP).  I made the card base from SU Pretty in Pink.  I added a back ground DP from DCWV All Girl.  The striped panel is from the same collection.  I added a strip of Blue card stock from Colorbok across the card towards the bottom.  The sentiment is printed out from my word processor program and matted on a piece of Orange (Recollections) card stock.  The flowers that adorn the card are all paper flowers from my stash.  The flower centers are gems from Queen and Co.

Challenges 4 Everybody--#14 Anything Goes
ABC Challenges--#18 Sketch Challenge

Thank you for stopping in to see my creations.  I appreciate it so much.  I hope to see you back soon.  God bless.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GDT Spot for Digital Stamps 4 Joy

Good Morning.  My name is Emily and I am posting as a guest designer for Digital Stamps 4 Joy for this challenge.  I have been doing some sort of craft since I was a child.  Painting ceramics, crocheting, woodworking.  I began scrapbooking about 10 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter.  I tried my hand at card making about three years ago and I have been hooked ever since.  My photos are piling up just waiting to be scrapped, but I just can't find the time.

The card I made for the Birthday Challenges uses the DS4J stamp, Corset.  I printed off the image on Gina K Heavy Base Weight White card stock and used my BIC markers and AC Chromatix pens to add color to the image.  I then fussy cut the corset out and inked the edges with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  

The card base is 5.5" x 5.5" and made from SU Basic Black card stock.  I added a fancy black and white swirled DP from American Crafts as the back ground.  The reverse side of the DP is the black and white polka dots.  I added a 1.5" red sheer ribbon around the card and tied the knot bow.  I used pop dots to adhere the "dress".  I printed the sentiment from my word processing program and matted in on a piece of black card stock.  To finish off the card, I added some red flat back pearls from Queen and Co.  to the corners.  

I am so honored to be showcased as the Guest Design Team Member this week.  Please stop over and check out all the talent at DS4J.  We would love to have you join in the current challenge: Birthdays.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I Thank God For You

Hello again.  I have one more card for you tonight/today.  It's 2 am here in NE PA and I am trying to finish up blogging so I can go watch Lizard Lick Towing.  I just love that show.

The card I have for you uses a free image that I got online, but again, I forgot to write down who the artist is.  I'm trying to keep my digis organized, but every now and again one slips through the cracks.

I love my butterflies.  There are so many color combos and beautiful designs on them that it's just amazing to me.   I used my Chromatix pens to do this image.  I thought the butterfly would look really nice in shades of blue.  I like the way it turned out with that pop of blue with all the pink.  I also added some highlights with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is from Dee's Bugaboo Boutique.  I die cut it out with my square Nestabilities.  The DP is from SEI Chocolat and the card base is a 6x6 from Colorbok.  I made the white DP into a banner and added some pink pearls from Queen and CO.  The Light Blue card stock is from Colorbok and I printed the image on Neenah.

Thanks for looking and I pray y'all have a great day.  God bless.

Craft your Passion--#151 Banners
Digi Sketch--Sketch with Dear Friend theme

New Every Morning

Hi there.  Thanks for stopping back in.  I have a sweet card for y'all today.  This one uses a Paper Craft World freebie called New Every Morning.

I don't think I have ever made so many pink cards as I have lately.  The one thing I can say is that they do look nice.

I started out with a Chocolate Chip 5.5"x5.5" card base from SU.  The DPs are from Cardmaker Magazine and were free for the month of January when you bought the magazine.  There was also a very nice stamp set in the package.  I printed out the image on GP card stock and the pink card stock is from Recollections.  I inked the edges of the image with DI Vintage Photo.  I added two different ribbons from my stash and the die cut rose if from K and Co.  I used my BIC markers and a red glitter gel pen to add some color to the flowers.

Thanks again for stopping in.  God bless y'all.

I {Heart} Sketches--#7
Created with Love--#30 Bright and Cheery
Clear It Out--Use 2 Ribbons

I'm Your Biggest Fan

Howdy!  Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I hope you like what you see.  The card I have for you this time is a vintage one.

First off, the DP does not have a green tint to it.  For some reason my camera just picked it up.  It's actually Cream and Black and came in a card making kit that I got last year.  I made the card base from Basic Black by SU.  The image is a freebie that I found online when I searched for vintage images.  I printed out the sentiment from my word processing program. I heavily inked both the image and the sentiment to distress it with DI Vintage Photo.  All in all it was a very simple card.

Thanks for stopping in today to take a gander at my latest project.  I hope y'all have a great day.  God bless ya.

Stuck on Us Sketches
Crafts 4 Eternity-- #112 Very Vintage

Monday, February 25, 2013

Best Wishes

Hello there friends.  How was your day?  It was pretty cold here today.  I can't wait until Spring.  I love Spring..the flowers, the butterflies, the birds..everywhere you look you can see God's love for us.  I just love it.

The card I have for this post makes me think of Spring.  The flowers, the butterflies and the bright colors.

I really like this patterned paper.  I think I am going to have to purchase another pack of  DCWV Glam Girl just for this DP.  I began this card with a 4.5"x4.5" Purple card base from HOTP.  I trimmed the DP down to 4.25" square.  I added a rub on from HOTP towards the bottom of the card so that the butterflies would stand out a little better.  All of the elements came from a HOTP Card Maker Kit that I bought last year.  I inked all the edges with Martha Stewart ink in Light Pink.  I added some Glitter Gel Pen to the flower and the middle butterfly.  I used pop dots between the layers of flowers and for the center butterfly.

I hope you feel a bit of Spring in the air after seeing this card.  Have a wonderful evening.  God bless.

Freshly Made Sketches--#74
Crafty Catz--Die Cuts and Punches
Card Mania--#15 Butterflies or Fairies
The Pink Elephant--#188 Anything Goes

Major Giveaway

Sew Crafty Angel  has teamed up with Cuddlebug Cuties to offer a HUGE giveaway.  Visit Angel's blog to enter.  Here's a pic of the candy:

Massive right?  I entered..so if you want a chance to have your name entered, go over to Angel's blog and enter.

Thinking of You

Good Morning.  Hope y'all are having a good Monday. Today's card uses an image from Beccy Muir.  This one is a simple but pretty card.

I used Gray from SU for the card base which is 6x6.  The DP is from DCWV.  I used a strip of purple from Recollections and matted the image on dark purple from Recollections.  The only color on the image is a little purple and a little green that I added with  colored pencils and some DI Vintage Photo on the edges.  I die cut two Leafy Branches from Sizzix and added three purple flowers with rhinestone centers that I got at Hobby Lobby to finished the card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great rest of your day.  God bless y'all.

Beccy's Place--Birthday Bash #4
TTCRD--Anything Goes 

How Tweet It Is

Oh my..How tweet it is indeed.  Thanks for droppin' in today to see what I have created.  I think you will like this one.

The image for this card is from Shelly's Images and then sentiment is from Nina Brackett's Heartily Yours.
When I went to Hobby Lobby this past Saturday I picked up my first Versafine ink pad in Onyx Black.  I LOVE it.  It's so crisp and clear.  I am still a Memento fan, but I really like the Versafine.  I colored in this image with my Spectrum Noir pens.  After trimming down the image, I inked the edges with DI Vintage Photo and added some faux stitching.  I made the card base from SU Whisper White and layered DPs from Cardmaker's Magazine.  I used a green and pink card stock from Recollections as mats.  I tied some pink embroidery floss around the card and tied a bow to finish off the card.

I hope y'all liked this little bluebird tweet card.  God bless y'all and have a great day.

Shelly's Images--Sew Much Fun
Stamping with Dragon--Blog Hop
Love to Create--#54 Wrap It Up


It's me again..hehe  I have another card.  This one uses a freebie from Paper Crafting World.

Isn't this a fun card?  I love that image.  I used Spectrum Noir pens and a Sakura Glitter Pen to add color and sparkle. I also inked the edges with DI Vintage Photo. The card base is 5.5x5.5 and used Gina K heavy base weight white.  I added two different  DPs from DCWV Glam Girl pack  in an alternating pattern to form the back ground.  I matted the image and sentiment on a Hot Pink from Colorbok.  The elements I added in the upper right corner are all from my stash.  

I like the fun look of this card.  I hope you do too.  Have a great day and thanks again for stopping in.  God bless y'all.

Digital Tuesday--#198 Pink and White
Tuesday Throwdown--#135 Monochromatic
Creative Craft Challenges 2--Sketch
My Paper Crafting Dessert Fridaze--Soda Image

Put On the Whole Armor

Good Morning friends.  Hope y'all are having a great Monday.  The card I have for you today is a cute one using an image from Melonheadz.

I used my BIC Markers on this image.  I also highlighted the sentiment and the swirls with my Sakura Glitter Pen.  The card base is Gray from SU.  I added a red panel backing for the image and another layer of Gray.  The DP is actually a Christmas design from DCWV but I thought it went perfect with this image.  This one is a very CAS card.  I didn't think it needed alot of elements because of the details in the image.

Thanks again for stoppin' in.  Have a blessed day.

Melonheadz--For Kids
CASE this Sketch--#16

Eccl. 3:1

Moving right along this morning, I am posting a card that is a little different for me.  Even though I love the Shabby Chic look, I don't make them alot.  I love adding elements to my cards, but sometimes I think they look too cluttered.  This card turned out perfectly.

The image is called Shabby Chic Birdhouse and is from Beccy Muir. I printed it off on Cryogen White card stock and  I used my new Chromatix pens to add color to the image.  I also highlighted some of the flowers and leaves with a white gel pen.  I never thought of doing that until I happened to see a card made by Jenn Leeflang. I have been following her work since I first saw it on The Outlawz.  She is one talented lady.  Thanks for the tip Jen.  I made this one 6x6 card using a white card base from Colorbok.  I used Mint Green, Olive and Pink card stocks from Recollections as mats.   The DP is a freebie from Cardmakers Magazine.  All of the flowers are from my stash and I get them at AC Moore.  I added some white pearls from Queen and Co. and the sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.

Thanks for stoppin' in this morning.  I hope you like this card.  God bless y'all.

Perfect Sentiments--Floral Fantasia
Fab N Funky --#159 Flower Power
Sentimental Sundays--#143 Flowers, Flowers and Flowers
Sweet Stampin'--Mother's Day or a Special Lady

An Anniversary Waltz

I have an anniversary card y'all this morning.  The image is a Doodle Pantry image that I colored with my American Craft's Chromatix markers.  I also used my BIC markers for some of the elements.  

I started this card with a card base made from SU Basic Black.  I used a piece of fancy paper from DCWV that I have been hoarding. My daughter keeps threatening to call the show Hoarders if I don't start using up my stash.  I keep telling her I'm not a hoarder that I'm a collector, but she doesn't buy it.  I also die cut a piece of silver glitter card stock to mat the image on.  I inked the edges of the image with DI Vintage Photo and used some ribbon from Offray.  To finish up the card, I added some black pearls from Queen and CO.

Thanks for looking at my project.  I truly appreciate it.  God bless y'all.

Pink Gem Challenge--Add a Bow
2 Sisters Challenge Blog--Romance
Red Carpet Studio--#25 The Wedding Singer
Retro Sketches--#52 Use a "Retro Sketch"  I chose sketch #43 to make my card.

Dirt Road Anthem

Here we go..card #3.  When I saw this image, I immediately thought of Jason Aldeen's Dirt Road Anthem.  

I found this cute image online for free when I first started into my digi stamp obsession.  It is from Dustin Pike and is from 2009.  I used my BIC markers and a metallic silver gel pen to give the image some life.  I remember going to the Monster Truck shows with my dad when I was a kid.  I loved it.  Grave Digger was one of my favorites.   I cut out the image and used pop dots to add it to the card to make it kinda look like it's zooming across the card.  The card base is Crumb Cake from SU.  I added a cool DP from Colorbok's Masculine pack that looks like dirt and mud.  The corners are made from a Dark Blue card stock from Recollections and DP from DCWV My Guy pack.  I inked the edges of the truck with DI Vintage Photo so that the white wasn't so stark.  The sentiment is from Verses which I matted on Black from SU.

I hope the little boy or big boy for that matter who receives this card enjoys it.  Thank you for keeping up with me.  God bless y'all.

Pike's Playground--Boy/Male card
One Stop Craft Challenge--For the Kids
My Time to Craft--#210 Inspired by a Song
Just Us Girls--#177 Inspiration Photo--my inspiration was the brown and blue.

Birthday Tag

Welcome to project #2.  This one isn't a card, but a tag.  It's a little bit different, but I had a ball making it.  I used 6 different Distressed Inks to make the tag.

I used my BIC markers to fill in this image.  What a great stack of birthday presents.  To begin with, I used a tag from Staples.  I broke out my non stick craft mat and laid down the DI on it.  I spritzed it a mix of water and Perfect Pearls from Ranger.  It gave the tag a great shimmer even though it didn't show up on the picture.  I tapped the tag into the ink mixture and used my heat tool to dry the card.  I trimmed the image down to 2 inches and matted it on Turquoise card stock from Recollections.  I trimmed a piece of DCWV DP and matted that on Orange card stock from Recollections.  I added the orange panel wonky and put the image on top at a different angle.  All of the fibers are from my stash and adding a few gems from Queen and CO. finished off the tag.

I hope you like this project.  Thanks for stopping by.  God bless.

Just Some Lines--Create a Tag


Good Morning Friends.  Happy Monday.  I have quite a few cards to reveal today, but first off, I must clear up something.  Since I started using digis and found a wonderful lady who makes the best word art, I have been giving credit to the wrong name.  What I have been listing as Dessert Diva is actually Desert Diva.  I am so very sorry.  I have it straight now so no more  mistaken identity.

I went shopping this weekend.  Boy, did I have a blast.  I bought my first three Copics.  I'm excited.  I purchased a skin tone set at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon.  I can't wait to get more.  I love them.  I also got a new brand of alcohol ink pens called Chromatix from American Crafts.  I really like those too.  They are sold individually and each color has three shades.  For example, Apricot 1, Apricot 2, and Apricot 3.  They blend beautifully.  AC Moore had Darice embossing folders on sale for $1.96 so I picked up four new ones.   I picked up some more gemstones and pearls from Queen and CO., a new Lost and Found 6x6 paper pack, pop dots, and a few other odds and ends.  It was a great shopping trip.

Now, on to the first card for this morning.  When I saw this image, I knew I had to make a birthday card for my daddy.  He's been having a rough time of it lately and even though his birthday isn't until July, I went ahead and made it.

The image is from QKR Stampede.  Those talented designers have some of the funniest images ever.   I used my Spectrum Noir pens to add color to this image.  I wanted to distress this card quite a bit, so I inked it well with DI Vintage Photo.  The card is a 5x5 and the card base is made from Old Olive (SU).  I added DP from DCWV My Guy stack.  The sentiment is from Netty's Cards and I also added the sentiment that goes with the image to the inside.  It says, "I didn't call you an old goat, but you ain't no kid either". I thought my dad would get a kick out of that one.  I added three little buttons from my stash to the corner to finish off the card.

Thanks for dropping by this morning and I hope y'all stay tuned for the rest of this batch.  God bless y'all.

QKR Stampede--#27 Birthday with a Number

Friday, February 22, 2013

Praying for You

One more card for tonight.  Thanks for coming back.  I truly appreciate it.

This card uses an Anne Fenton image.  Anne and Sandi are illustrators for the Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge.  They also each have blogs.   Click Here for Anne's Blog and Here for Sandi's Blog.

I tried a new something for this card.  I have never actually sewed on a card before.  I have done the faux stitching, but never actual thread and a needle.  It was time consuming, but worth the effort.  I like the way it turned out.

I began by making a card 6x6 white card base.  I added a panel of DCWV DP.  I cut two purple strips of Recollections card stock and a strip of green Recollections card stock.  I layered those towards the bottom of the card.  The strip of DP in the middle is DCWV.  I printed out the image on Neenah card stock and colored it with BIC Markers and a white gel pen for highlights.  I cut out the image using my circle cutter.  I inked the edges with DI Vintage Photo and added some black stitching around the image.  The sentiment is from Tami Mayberry's Faithful Florals stamp set.  I matted it on the same purple card stock.  The green glitter "brads" are actually drops of hot glue with glitter pressed onto them.  It's a really simple process and you can make them to coordinate your project.  It takes about 6 minutes to make 7 of them. I found the technique on a YouTube video..Check it Out.

Thanks so much for stopping back in tonight.  I truly appreciate it.   God bless y'all.

ABC Challenges--#17 All Stitched Up
The Pink Elephant--#187
Crafty Cardmakers--#85 Blooming Images

Happy Birthday

Well, I am so glad to see ya back.  I hope you like the card I have for you to see tonight.

I started this card with a yellow 6x6 card base from Colorbok. The image is from Sherry Baldy.  This is the first one that I have used.  I am finding more and more digital stamp artist that I am just falling in love with.  If I had to pick a favorite, I just couldn't.

I used my Neenah card stock and BIC markers to color this image.  I am still loving the Neenah.  As a matter of fact, I order some more today.  After coloring the image, I trimmed it down, rounded the corners and inked them with DI Vintage Photo before matting them on a panel of turquoise card stock from Recollections.  I rounded the corners of that panel also.  The DP is from Nicoles.  I am thinking that I got it at AC Moore for $1 per package.  There were 12 sheets in each package and there were five different sets.  I stocked up. :)  I made this card into a Z fold card with my little girl on the Z part and hanging over onto the inside of the card.  The sentiment and label are from Gina K Designs Labeled with Love.  I cut it out with scissors and inked the edges with Vintage Photo.  I added the same DP on the inside and then added a panel of white from SU for writing a greeting. The gems are from Queen and Co. and just kind of set it off.  That cute little rose brad in the corner is from The Paper Studio.  

Thanks so much for taking the time out to come see what I have been up to.  Have a blessed night.

Scrapbook Stamp Society--Monthly Challenge--use a Sherry Baldy image.

Divas by Design--Fancy Folds
Card Makin Mamas--Birthday Time
Muse--Inspirational Card  I got my inspiration from the colors of the card.

Hello Butterfly

Hi there.  I'm glad to see ya.  Sit down, grab a cup of coffee and relax.  The card I have for y'all today has a bit of a story behind it.

First off, let me say that my camera is doing that funny yellow thing again.  I am beginning to think there is a lot of base yellow in the DP I was using.  My last two cards didn't do this.  

I am on a bit of a butterfly kick.  I just love them.  Not only are they beautiful but they symbolize change, new birth, and renewal. I saw a quote the other day that says, "What the caterpillar views as the end of life is just the beginning for a butterfly."  That is so true.  The other reason why I am partial to butterflies is that they are the symbol for LUPUS.  For those of you who don't know that that is, click HERE.  LUPUS is an auto immune disease that strikes indiscriminately.  My grandmother had it, my uncle and my aunt both have it.  My doctor checks me every six months for the markers.  I am already presenting with symptoms, but haven't tested positive yet.  Thank God.

Now, on to the card.  I used another set from HOTP to make this card.  I started with a mint green card base from Colorbok which is 5x5.  I added a panel of pink card stock from Recollections. I cut out the elements and layered them onto the card after inking the edges with Vintage Photo DI.  I added a rub on vine from HOTP to finish off the card.  

Thanks so much stopping by tonight.  I hope you enjoyed your visit.  God bless y'all.


Seems a Little Sketchy--#33

Thinking of You Butterflies

Welcome again.  I am so happy y'all stopped in tonight.  I hope you are enjoying your Friday night.  It's very quiet here...hubby at work, Kierstynne at grandma's.  I'm loving it.

The card I have for you uses elements from a HOTP  card maker's set that I have had hidden in my stash for about two years.  I want to use up my older stuff so that I can buy more..Don't we all feel that way?

I used shades of reddish-purple for this card.

I cut out all the elements except the sentiment (Tami Mayberry Faithful Florals) panel. I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo DI.   The striped DP is from Vintage Plum and the Polka Dots are from DCWV.  I used a white gel pen to add some faux stitching around the edges.  For two of the butterflies, I used pop dots to give the card a bit of dimension.

Thanks for stopping in to check out my latest card.  Have a great night.  God bless y'all.


Mojo Monday #281
The Cutie Pie Challenge--#38

Cherish the Moments

Good evening friends.  Thanks for stopping by.  I have been working my fingers to the bone for the past couple of days printing digis, making cards, teaching Kierstynne, laundry..whew..Thank goodness it's Friday.

I have a sweet card to show off tonight.  I used a digi from A Piece of Heart as the focal.

To begin this card, I made a card base from SU Basic Black.  I then added a back ground DP from DCWV.  I cut out the stamp, inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI and adhered it to the center of the card.  I added a blue edged medallion to the upper right hand corner under the edge of the focal panel.  I added two blue buttons and two blue butterflies from my stash.  I used a Sakura Clear Glitter pen to highlight the words, you just can't see it in the photo.  I also used a blue glitter pen to fill in the hearts and dots on the butterflies.  I added gems to the center of the bigger butterfly for some bling.  Adding the gems in the corner finished off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.  God bless y'all.


Created with Love--#29  Things that Fly
Papertake Weekly--Buttons and Bling

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Special Lady

Howdy.  Can I just tell y'all how much I love Kenny K images?  They are fantastic.  I have to enlarge my collection as soon as possible.  I am really enjoying them.

The card that I for you uses a Kenny K image that looks like Marilyn Monroe.  I love her too.  She was a very sexy woman and I love the fact that she wasn't a twig.  I don't have a clue what these people see in a woman who looks like she needs a good home cooked, southern meal..ok maybe three or four of them.

I used my Spectrum Noir pens to add color to this beautiful image.  Now that I have some good card stock, I think I am getting better at blending.  I added some highlights using a white gel pen to her hair and her dress.  

After coloring her, I used my circle cutter to give it shape.  I inked the edges with Memento Dandelion ink.  I used the same cutter to make the patterned (Heidi Grace)  circle and the mustard (SU) colored circle.  The doily is from my stash and I inked it with Memento Lady Bug and Dandelion.  I layered them in a random pattern on a background from DCWV.  The card base itself is Recollections red and measures 6x6.

I added some Red Satin ribbon from Offray and a glittery butterfly from my stash.  Adding some red gems from Queen and CO. finished off the butterfly. 

The sentiment is from the Dessert Diva.  I used my Nestabilities to die cut the sentiment and scalloped mat (Basic Black--SU).  I used a pop dot to give the sentiment some height.

Thank you so much for keeping track of my card making progress.  I will be back tomorrow with a few more.  God bless y'all.

Craft Your Passion--#150  All that Glitters
Love to Create--#53  All that Glitters
Kenny K's Krafty Krew--#131 Circles
Shopping Our Stash--#90 Use Your Oldest DP
Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges--#115  Anything Goes

Flower Pot

Welcome back for another card.  I'm so glad you stopped in.  I hope you enjoy our visit today.

The card I have for you starts with an image from Imagine That.  

Imagine That has started a new progressive challenge on their blog.  You receive this image for free and as long as you make a card using the image, you will get the next one free as well.  I love this image.  It was a little difficult to color because there are some really small areas, but it came out pretty well.  I used colored pencils on this one.  

I don't know why the background looks so spotted and yellow because it isn't that way.  I started with a Brown card base that measures 6x6.  The background paper is from DCWV and measures 5 7/8" square.  I inked the edges of it with DI Vintage Photo.  I then cut a panel of SEI DP and one from DCWV into 4" squares and then cut them in half diagonally.  I layered them in a pinwheel shape and after cutting out my focal image using my circle cutter, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo and placed it in the center of the card.  I added a sentiment from Doodle Pantry and some square gems in the three remaining corners.

Thanks for stoppin' by y'all.  I hope y'all have a great day!  God bless.

Imagine That--Progressive Challenge #1

Vintage Shoe

Hello friends.  I have another card for you today.  This one uses a cute shoe from Beccy Muir. 

I made a circle card out of this one.  I began with a piece of Gina K Heavy Base Weight White card stock and used my circle cutter to make the base.  I don't have a Nestabilities that size, so I made it myself.  I then die cut a scalloped circle out of Dark Blue from Recollections and a plain circle out of white from Gina K.  I ran the white circle through my D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder and used DI Vintage Photo to highlight the raised design and to ink the edges.  I used my scissors to cut out the pump after coloring it in with BIC Markers and a white gel pen.  I used my Sizzix Leafy Branch die to make the branches out of green card stock from Recollections.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  I rounded the corners and inked the edges of the sentiment with DI Vintage Photo.

I thought I would make something a little bit different so I hope you enjoyed looking at my latest creation.  Thanks so much for the taking the time to do so.  God bless.

Beccy's Place--Birthday Bash #3

Snow People

Howdy y'all.  I have a card to show off today.  I used an image that I found online for free when I first started with digi stamps.  I have no idea who designed it, so if you know, please leave me a comment and tell me so that I can give props.

I used my BIC markers and Spectrum Noir markers to add some color to this image.  After printing out the image on Neenah Super Smooth White card stock and coloring it, I rounded the corners.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs and I used a 1 1/2" circle punch to give it a snowball appearance.  I inked the edges with DI Broken China.  The striped "paper" is actually a sticker from HOTP.  I then added a strip of Dark Blue card stock from Recollections across the bottom.  The card base is a light blue from Colorbok.  To finish off the card, I added three blue gems from Queen and Co.

I thank y'all so much for stoppin' in to check out my card.  God bless y'all.

Robyn's Fetish Challenges--#147 Winter with Snow
Digi Sketch Challenge


Hi y'all.  How is everyone?  It snowed here today.  We ended up with only about an inch and a half, but the way it was snowing, I thought we were in for a lot.  Thank goodness it was just a tiny bit.  I'm ready for some warmer weather.

I tried a new technique today.  I tried decoupage for the first time.  I used a beautiful pre-colored stamp from Fred Said Stamp.  I cut out all the pieces and put them together for this card.

I like this type of card.  It looks really neat up close.  It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but there are three layers of sunflowers, two layers of the frame and two layers of the small sunflower at the top.  Each layer is separated with pop dots.  I did ink around the edges of the elements with DI Vintage Photo just to mute the bright white edges.  I used a piece of old, old DP from DCWV for the background.  Everything else was colored already.  I added four dark yellow gems from Queen and Co.  to the corners to finish off the card.

I think I like this type of digital stamp.  I think as long as you have a good printer, these work well.  I did purchase the uncolored version too, so I will try my hand at coloring those and putting them together.

This card isn't for a challenge.  It's going out to Michigan to bring some cheer to Kay.  She just celebrated her birthday yesterday but has been diagnosed with a terminal cancer that has invaded her entire body.  I hope it brings a bit of cheer into her day when she receives it.

Thanks so much for checking in on me today.  I appreciate it.  God bless y'all.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pig Me Up

Hi there.  I have one more card for y'all.  I left this one on my desk, so I forgot to post it earlier.  This cute little card uses a Doodle Pantry image which I colored with my colored pencils after printing it on Neenah Super Smooth White card stock.

I used this cute little piggy on another card, but I'm in love with him.  I decided to make this one black with a little white patch on his eye.   

I began this card with a Basic Black (SU) card base.  I actually made a standard size A2 card this time.  The background DP is DCWV All Girl pack.  I matted the image on a Pink panel from Recollections after rounding the two right side corners.  I also rounded the pink corners.  I added a piece of pink and black polka dot ribbon from The Ribbon Boutique.  It's one of the spools of ribbon that I bought at Hobby Lobby on Saturday for $1.84.  I added three pink gems from Queen and Co. to finish it off.

Thanks for looking at my newest creation.  I hope y'all love this little oinker as much as I do.  God bless.

Challenges 4 Everybody--#14 Anything Goes
Dream Valley#51 Ribbon and Bling
Crafty Bloggers--#8 Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge--Make it Cute!

Psalm 25:4

Welcome back friends.  This is my last card for this batch.  I will have more either tonight or tomorrow morning.  

I chose an image from Digi Darla to make this card.  I used my colored pencils and OMS for this image, printed on Neenah card stock.

I began this card with a Calypso Coral (SU) card square card base.  I added a Sage Green Panel (SU).
I wanted the image to be the focal so I didn't add any DP to this card.  I matted the image on a panel of Crumb Cake card stock (SU).  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.  I added two little corner embellies that I found in my stash to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check in to see what I have been creating.  I love it that y'all do.  God bless.

Just Us Girls--#176 Color Challenge
One Stop Craft Challenge--#216 Sketch Challenge

Old Friends

Thanks for coming back to see what I have created.  I used an image from Beccy Muir and a sentiment from Gina K Designs.  

My challenge this time was to make a masculine card. I have been wanting to use this image for a while, but haven't had a chance until now.  I love it.  It reminds me of my grandpa.  He used to wear work boots like this all the time.  My relationship with my grandpa was a very special one.  I miss him terribly.

I started with a square, Chocolate card base from Recollections.  After coloring the image, printed on Neenah card stock,  with colored pencils, I rounded the corners and inked the edges with DI Vintage Photo.  I used a mat of Crumb Cake and a mat of Cajun Craze from SU for the image.  I rounded the corners of those two also.  The DP is from DCWV.  I added a strip of Vellum to the right hand side after notching the ends.  I used my Nestabilities to cut out the sentiment circle and scalloped circle, (Cajun Craze).  I inked the circle with DI Vintage Photo, then stamped the sentiment.  I added a brown square piece of card stock and adhered the sentiment on top of it with a pop dot.  Adding three brads from Recollections finished off the card.

I hope y'all enjoyed your visit today.  I appreciate it.  God bless y'all.

My Time to Craft--#209  Men Only

Love You

Welcome back friends.  I have another card to show y'all this morning.  The challenge for this card is Love and it's the first time I have joined in on this challenge.

The image is from Just Some Lines.  There actually is a tea pot service in the bottom right hand corner of the image, but I just wanted to show the love between a girl and her doll so I added this fabric flower from my stash in the corner.  The brad center is from The Paper Studio.  Hobby Lobby had all The Paper Studio products on sale for 40% off this weekend, so I stocked up.

I used my colored pencils on this image, which I printed on Neenah card stock.  I started out with a 5.5"x5.5" card base in Dark Blue from Recollections.  I matted the image on the same Dark Blue. I cut a square piece of Yellow card stock from Recollections then cut it in half diagonally.  I did the same thing with  the DP from Heidi Grace's One Fine Day.  I adhered them to the card base using one of each.  I used two strips of the Dark Blue card stock and added two strips of the striped DP from Heidi Grace and placed them behind the image.  I added a sentiment from Gina K to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping back in today.  I have two more cards for y'all this morning, so stay tuned.  God bless y'all.

Just Some Lines-- Love