Friday, March 22, 2019

Punny Foods

For the Dueling Darling posting for today, Heather is the Divas hostess, and Jeanette filled in and sent us an image for the Dazzlers.


 The image and sentiment are from Whipper Snappers The Big Cheese and Age Doesn't matter.  I have many punny images, but all are not related to food, so went with this cute image and will send this B-day card to one of my brothers : ) 
 I colored the image with Copic markers.  For the background, I used SU punches and punched out 3/4 and 1" circles, and alternated them making a 'Bokeh' background for my cute mouse. I used Distress ink Scattered Straw for the background.
 Please visit the Dazzlers and the Diva's blogs posted below and see the different cards made with the same image and ideas!  Next month, we have a new Dazzler to add to our group!!!

Challenges:
TBA

Divas and Dazzlers links : )

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Terry A , Debbie B

Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 





Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Spring Garden

The SCS Way to Use it challenge today wants to know what's in your garden.  I planted 6 new Hydrangea plants last year, 4 different varieties.  I cannot wait until they bloom! 


 From the kit from Terry S., I colored up this beautiful Stipple Hydrangea. Copic markers were used.  The die- I think it's MFT but not positive.  The DP, doily and embellishments are all from the kit.

Challenges:
TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

SCS sketch and another card kit

I made up another card from a card kit from Tracy C from our kit group at SCS (Splitcoaststampers).  It is the first day of Spring, so my card reflects that. I also used the SCS sketch challenge for today.


 It is raining here- good day to stamp, and the grass will become more green.  I am not in an area where there is flooding, so hope it is NOT raining where it is. 
  This image is SU, Tracy stamped it onto Neenah cardstock and the base is Lovely Lilac.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Card Kits

I made a few cards from a card kit received from Sue (dani_fournier).  



 I love the simplicity of this pretty image- not sure where it is from.  I colored it with Copics. I fussy cut around the leaf under the ribbon (on the lower Rt), so it is dimensional, so I cut another of the die cuts the flower is cut out on- 2nd one plain, so you cannot see underneath the raised leaf.  

  

This image is perfect for a wedding shower that we have in a month or so.  I used DP that was covered with roses from the kit, the top and the bottom are the reverse side of the DP. I added Gold Washi , an embossed panel behind the image and glitter dots also included in the kit. 


I am pretty sure this image is Denami Designs. Everything on the top panel was in the kit except the ribbon and cording.  I used recycled wrapping paper from Christmas (the gold layer) to add some bling.  The image is colored with Wink of Stella glitter pen and Copic markers.  My Mom died recently, so I am going to send this to a sibling : )  We have angels watching over us now!


I requested Purple, thinking of you and Sympathy cards.  Each member of the group sends images and items from their stash.  It is fun to create away!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bugaboo New Release

The Bugaboo New Release this week- so fun and adorable!


  Both of my daughters played softball- back in the day.  My husband coached my youngest 1st-6th grade and they won a Championship or two along the way.
  I colored the image in the colors of The Chicago Cubs- our favorite professional team : )

Stop by the store and check out the new releases and there is always a Friday Freebie as well!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Stella Says Sketch Challenge 706

The Catch the Bug challenge for today is the Stella Says Sketch #706 .


  I love this fun image and sentiment- did you know if you wear green, a leprechaun cannot see you?  If you do NOT wear green, he can see you and will pinch you : ) 
  I colored the image, Fanny Calendar March, with Copic markers.  The die is by Gina Marie.

Come join us for the Catch the Bug challenge- Stella Says Sketch! You have 2 weeks to enter!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Unity ATC's

Each month, I trade ATC's with a group of ladies -using Unity Stamps.  These are my February ATC's.


 I was determined to NOT use pink this month.  I made a masterboard with red paint on layer one, then added Gesso.  Well, I was not patient enough apparently, as the white and red made a pretty-very much a  pink color.  I added some stamping and embossing in the background, shimmery glitter glue around the border too.  I stamped this girl on the ATC, then again on another sheet of cardstock and fussy cut it out. I liked the flecks around her and the small hearts, so did not loose them with the under layer stamping.
  The image is colored with Copic markers.

 The 2nd ATC uses a Phyllis Harris image.  I stamped it and watercolored it.  I am showing a group it these ATC's, as they are all a tad bit different.


  I used Daniel Smith paints and tried to make them as similar as possible.  Isn't this image just the sweetest?

Thanks for stopping by!  I think after 10 days of house quarantine for a very bad respiratory virus, I am finally on the mend!  It has been a long 2 weeks.  My asthma complicated the matter, and had to be put on a hefty dose of steroids and a couple of meds via a nebulizer a few times a day.  Luckily, hubby seems to have avoided the virus so far- fingers crossed and praying like crazy!
  Thanks for everyone who was aware and sent well wishes and prayers- they are much appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

More card kit cards

I was showered with Card Kits in the month of February.  I asked for kits in the color purple and with themes of Thinking of You or Sympathy- in memory of my Mom.

I made three cards using the kits awaiting me:

 This pretty image was sent to me from Nancy H.  I colored it with Copics.  I added the black cardstock, everything else was in the kit Nancy provided.


 This beautiful Rose from Gina K was sent in a kit by Terry L.  I added the die, the rest of the card contents were in the kit.  Such a beautiful image!


 This pretty kit is from Kelly.  I really love hydrangea's, and isn't the sentiment too sweet? 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday Throwdown- Good Luck

Our new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is "Good Luck".  We are Sponsored by Power Poppy.  I used the Digital Set called   Wish You Luck.



 The image was colored using Copic markers. I used Nuvo glitter drops on the card, twine and a charm.

        I made a second card while I was coloring using Wish You Luck , Sentiment Sunset Sway


 This is pretty CAS for me, I have been sick and just getting a little Mojo back!

we'd love for your to join us!  Stop by the blog and add your 'Good Luck' card!

Challenges:
TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, March 11, 2019

COF- Jeremiah

March 2019: Hostess/Barb (barbaralynn)
Challenge: It is about Living Life to the Fullest:Please make a creation that expresses how you live your life to the fullest or illustrates something you plan or wish for in the future.
Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Now, I thought of going in many directions with this card : )   So many future plans in the coming year!


   I am a bit late with my card- caught a nasty, nasty respiratory virus and have been worthless for the past week!!! 
  I love this sentiment, and I read it as: It does not matter where the bike takes me, it is all about how the moments are LIVED once I get to the destination where I am heading : ) 
 
And, a second meaning, this summer, I have the opportunity to go to the Netherlands and do a bike and barge trip with some dear friends from college.  I have back trouble, so may be riding on an e-bike....but so look forward to going.  On the way there, we will stop in Ireland and meet a relative that I only know on Facebook, and in Amsterdam when the trip is completed, I am going to visit with a creative blogging friend.  How cool is that!

Challenges: TBA 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly