Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bloomin... where planted

 I made a quick CAS card today- I used the Freebie Progressive challenge image and a sentiment from the set for May @ From the Heart.

 I used the Sketch from I {Heart} Sketches. I colored with Copics. The DP is retired SU.  I had to add a few sequins just for the fun of it. ( I am going to mail this, so wanted to keep it nice and flat : )

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Ten and Twenty

 Inspired by a friend, Lynn,  who makes 10 and 20 minute cards with her stamps, I made some CAS cards.
  This stamp was at Hobby Lobby, and my Mother thought it was fabulous. So, I bought it and made these cards for her. This is a flat, One layer CAS card. I colored with Copics and added sparkle with Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
  I am going to enter a challenge for CAS at For the HeART.   

 For the 20 minute card, I stamped the image twice, fussy cut out the butterflies and added glue to just the center of the butterflies. I added sparkle to these cards as well. I am going to enter the CAS challenge at Creative with Stamps with this card.

 I was out of town this weekend, and was fortunate enough to spend the day with my Mother today.
I will catch up on blogs as the week progresses! 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016


This image is called Fifi, and it is the freebie Progressive challenge at the Outlawz.

 Once a month, we receive a free image to create with, and if we post a card by the end of the month, a new freebie.  I like this challenge so much, as I try new images I may not get to know otherwise.    
  One of my blogging group friends, Louise, had posted this card recently, which she made for her Aunt- and it used this exact image : )  Doesn't she color beautifully?
  The DP is Prima and the image is colored with Copics. The image would not print out back, it looked black on my print preview, all of the other images printed out black, but this one came out orangish.....  But, I was able to color over it, so no worries......
  I used a sketch from  MoJo Monday #447.  I added some retired SU Chocolate Chip ribbon. The die is Cheery Lynn and the butterflies are a MS punch. Stampavie and more wants to see Animals. Craft-Dee Bowz wants to see a handmade bow. Use three layers or more for the Crazy ChallengeHiding in my Craft Room wants us to use more than 3 DP's.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016


I saw this pretty image, and the sentiment and had to put them on a card : )

 The image by Create with TLC was colored with Distress Markers and Copics. I loaded the butterflies with shimmer using a Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen. I am using up my stash- the DP is Basic Grey Euphoria. The image was cut with the trimmer and I used the corner rounder on the edges. The sentiment was punched with a 1" punch, and the stitched circle (blue) is by Die-Versions. I used 2 sizes of sequins to add my last sketch component. I decided to add some clouds, so punched a scalloped oval from SU out of scrap, and sponged on Soft Sky. The Soft Sky looked gray. so I dotted on some Copic marker along the edge of the punched scallop.

I used the Sketch from  Sassy Sketcharinos. I am also playing over at Cards in Envy- as this is a card for a Young lady : )    Crafty Calendar challenge wants Things with Wings. Just Us Girls wants Butterflies.

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Friday, April 29, 2016


The Outlawz has a Progressive Freebie offered once a month.  For April, we got a digi for Mom: )

  The image is by SheepskiDesigns. The image is colored with Copics. The Prima flowers (very, very old from my stash) started out an off white shade, and I added color using the Copics I used on the flowers. I added clear Stickles to the flowers and the edge of the die cut for a touch of shimmer. I added twine through the header of the lace and some pearls to finish off this card.I used DP from Paper Studios called Country Road.

A Vintage Journey- Spring is in the Air
Just Add Ink- Color challenge
DL Art Thursday- Mother's Day
Double D's- April showers, May Flowers
Simon Says Stamp- AG
Tuesday Throwdown-AG

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fully Bloomin'

 I made a card for the progressive challenge at From the Heart Digi Stamps.
 I printed the image twice, and colored the image and fussy cut and layered in 4 different areas plus the butterfly. For me, it was a lesson in moving digi images around in a word program.
 I had a little trouble with the 'new' black ink cartridge in the printer- it smeared the ink a tad- first time this has ever happened to me..... 

 From the Heart Digi Progressive challenge is HERE. I fussy cut 4 areas of the flowers (including the center of the flower), and the butterfly- so will enter the fussy cutting challenge at Time Out challenges

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

For A Friend

I have made some wonderful friends in Blogland, and I made this for a special friend that is in need of a {HUG} right now.

I love this CAS card- and made another adding sparkle with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen (Stardust). The digi is Bugaboo, the image is colored with Copics. The dark purple and the lighter purple cardstock are both SU.

  I kind of like the first one with no sparkle the best.

 I am going to enter the challenge at Catch the Bug, which is a color challenge. Creative Card Crew wants to see embossing. AT the Outlawz, there is a CAS challenge with the theme of Thinking of You.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Michael Strong OCAM

 OCAM means One Card A Month, and it is a group I joined in the Michael Strong Yahoo Group.  I seem to enjoy this line of stamps and want them all, but have not used all of the ones I already have.

 I am not allowing myself to purchase any more until I have used the ones I already have...... And it gives me ideas how to use some of the stamps I already have....... : )  For April, we were also given a color challenge, so the colors you see are it : )

Here is the card I received:
 From Kathy H- also using the color challenge. This is very sparkly IRL : )

I also rec'd 2 RAKs from the group this month- a Sympathy card from Laura H

And, a fun RAK from Hetty:
 And, when the tag is removed:

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

23 years......

Just 23 years ago, I delivered my youngest- Stephanie Ann. Time sure flies.......   I made this fun card for her Birthday : )

 I used a cute image called Birthday Penguin-gift Image from Bugaboo  The sentiment is Create with TLC. The sketch is MoJo Monday 444. I colored the image with Copics and added highlights with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The dies are from Die-versions (Stitched Nesting Combo), and the DP is MME Tangerine.

Catch the Bug -Bingo- Yellow, Sentiment, Birthday
Cards in Envy- Birthday Card
Alphabet Challenge- Dots

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Friday, April 15, 2016

The Dueling Darlings- Spring

Its that time again for the Dueling Darlings- Spring theme

I used a sketch-Tuesday Morning Sketches for this card. I colored the sweet image with Copics and added some shimmer with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I am going to enter this into the Double D challenge- Yellow is the color and I used flowers. Also, Chocolate, Coffee and Cards wants Polka Dots : )  Simon Says Stamp Wed challenge is Polka : )

I had to create another:

 For this card, I used a sketch from the Outlawz -Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I colored the sweet image with Copics and added some shimmer with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

Terry's kit included the following items:

Images: Somebunny to Love (received in a magazine issue of Quick Cards Made Easy from the UK)
Sentiment: Stampin' UP! Easter Blossoms
Designer Paper: Echo Park "Spring"
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Fawn Lawn Twine, and Jillibean Soup Sequins

The Dueling Darlings are a group on Splitcoaststampers. We are divided up into the Divas and the Dazzlers. Each group receives a kit, and we all create with a like theme.  Then, we hop to each others blogs to see what everyone has created. The links are on my sidebar- stop on by and see how the other ladies interpreted the theme : )

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