Monday, April 19, 2021

Jans April Mid-month challenge post

 It's time for Jan's mid-month posting.  The challenge at Jan's goes for the entire month.

  The Pansies are from Springtime set. The die cut is from Cheery Lynn designs. 



 I used the Sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers for this card.  The image, aka Cake and Sentiment are the from Birthday Bear set. I colored the image using Copics. 

Come join us- the challenge is AG and it lasts for the entire month.  The challenge at Jan's is HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Classy Card Ladies April

This month The Classy Card Ladies are creating using a sketch.  Our hostesses are Darlene and LJ.
We are using a Sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches


I had so much fun using this kit! 


and

and I made a couple more..... LOL


and
this card uses the sketch from Splitcoaststampers.com from this week .

All cards use Copics for coloring. 

Images: Taylored Expressions Exercise Grumplings
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo
Cardstock- Recollections 110#
DP- Floral Doodle (by Love Nicole).
Embellishments- stash


Here are the links to the other Pearls and Diamonds- hop on around to see what the other ladies made with the exact same kits : )  


PEARLS:
Blogs:   Jeanette  , Shelly- you are hereTracieDarlene

SCS Galleries:    Debbie B

DIAMONDS:
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  , Kelly , , Laura Jean (LJ) 
SCS Galleries:  Suzy 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

100th Birthday for a Fireman

A gentleman named Bud, who happens to be the father of a friend, is turning 100 in a week!  Yep- 100!  He started the Fire Dept in the little town he lives in, so with that in mind, made him this card:

I used a digi by KLM and colored using Copic markers. The background is from my stash-DSP from SU. The Kraft cardstock from the background was also used for the tag and for the brick the firefighting gnome is standing on.  The numbers and tag die cuts are die cuts that came with the Sidekick. 
 I used the Sketch challenge over at Splitcoast for the layout. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Sketch challenges!

Sketch challenges are one of my favorite challenges!  


 The Sketch challenge at SCS this week is a fun one.  I made this card with a stamp just rec'd from 123 Stitch : )   I love tea and love this sweet mouse chillin' 

I am entering this card in the House Mouse and Friends challenge



This slimline is another Sketch challenge from SCS.  The image is colored using Copics, and the die cut is Gina Marie. 


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, April 5, 2021

Jan's Digital Stamps April post

 The April challenge at Jan's Digital Stamps is just beginning- always AG and open for a month.  Jan has three new sets this month : ) 

 

 I used the set called Easter Blessings for this card. 

I made a second card for this month as well- I was enjoying creating on the road with the supplies I had in my carry-on : )


 These beautiful flowers are pre-colored- I love them!  I fussy cut one image, and fussy cut the flowers out of a second image and popped them up.  I had this pretty die cut with me, and added Stickles to the centers of the flowers in the die cut.  The yellow background is done using Distress Inks. This set is called Floral Flourish

I hope you will stop by Jan's challenge blog and enter into the challenge- it is AG and lasts all month long!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, March 28, 2021

On the road crafting

 Still stamping out of a carry on bag....!  I did pack with Virtual Stamp Night in mind, and packed some unused card kits as well.  


  I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast today- Francine has a gorgeous gallery!  I made this card using a card kit from Terry Serman. I colored the image using Copics, and the background is the only think added that was not in the kit- I used a cloud stencil from A Colorful Life. 

  

This card was made for a VSN sports themed challenge.  I made this card for my Baseball crazed husband.  He plays baseball (wood bats and uniforms- the whole sha-bang) and watches baseball too.  The image from Impression Obsession was stamped on a Spellbinder die from my Use It pile...... I added a G45 baseball image and the rest are from a sticker set (I bought at Goodwill)..... 


This card was made for a VSN challenge for a Beach themed card.  The image was a gift from a SCS friend- not sure of the brand.  I colored using Copics and Distress inks. 


Last ,but not least, a sweet duck themed card for a VSN challenge.  The image is Bugaboo and colored using Copic markers. I used DP cut in angles for the background.  Does this card make you look forward to warmer weather???  It does for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Card Variety Show

 Stamping out of a carry on bag and I am having a great time.  I am guessing that the RV travel bug my husband has is not sounding as bad now......  LOL


The Mix challenge this week is a technique using a sky stencil, inks and a white ink over the top. I combined the challenge with a Free 4 all challenge which was to use buildings. The die is by Sunny Studio's.  I used A Colorful Life cloud stencil, and the sentiment is by Hero Arts.


This image is by Bugaboo Digital images.  I used the Sketch challenge from SCS for this week to complete the card.  The sentiment is by Colorado Craft Co.

I am entering this into the Bugaboo- Catch the Bug BINGO challenge.
3 layers-Bugaboo image- Players choice (enamel dots)



This challenge at Splitcoast was to use a map- the Ways to use it challenge.  I used a map from a Dinosaur museum, and it shows a route- 512 miles long- for an area rich in artifacts relating to Dinosaurs. The cards are on glitter paper and the car punch is Martha Stewart. 



Finally, this card is for a Virtual Stamp Night challenge at SCS- which ends 3/28.  The images are CTMH and the sentiment Unity. 

Card #2 is being entered into a Cath the Bug Bingo challenge- link below the card. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Virtual Stamp Night

 We are usually traveling for the Virtual Stamp Night challenges at Splitcoaststampers, so I have not joined in for a long time.  Since the pandemic, I have participated and enjoyed it so much I have joined in as a hostess. Here are a few of my cards for the 'Parks and Rec' themed VSN happening now at SCS:


Zoo Animals is Lisa's challenge (Shoe Girl).  The image is a digi by Angie Blom and I colored using Copics and Distress inks and a cloud stencil by Its a Colorful Life. 



 Enjoy the Ride is Misti's challenge.  I used a Sunny Studio image with a Newton's Nook sentiment. I also CASE'd a card from last week's Featured Stamper , Sandy. 


 This Simon Says Stamp bunny is for Lee's Sketch challenge.  Nice and CAS too!  

Hope you enjoyed seeing these VSN cards! Come join in- fun prizes will be awarded too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers

With the Pandemic, I have been able to participate in the Virtual Stamp Night at SCS- aka VSN.  We always seem to be traveling when it comes around : )  I volunteered to Hostess again, the Theme is Parks and Recreation. 


I chose add a moon to your card for my theme.  Gotta love Andy : )


This stamp is not marked where it is from.  I stamped it and fussy cut it out.  The background is Distress ink and put a stencil over it and wiped off the ink with a baby wipe. The sentiment is Unity Stamps. 
Is it a Coyote, a wolf or a dog???  I think Coyote.....



Another Distress ink background- the die cut has a little ink added and Wink of Stella too.  The city scape die cut was in my 'use it bin', so not sure where it is from. 



I die cut a 2" circle using a spellbinders die and eclipse tape. Over that, applies Distress inks. I splattered water on the background.  The tree dies were layered over the top.  This card is 4.25" x 4.25".



Finally, Santa lasso'ed the moon!  I was in a die cut exchange eons ago, and finally dug out this die and found a way to use it! The background is a Gina K DP and it was black /white, I just added Distress ink over that.  A Gina Marie edge die in white frames the card. 

If you have some free time, come on over to the Virtual Stamp Night and join in!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, March 19, 2021

Jan's Digital Stamps Mid-month

 I had fun with a tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers while making this card. This is called a Pop-up flip card. 


 I love to see birds in nature, and enjoy in the Spring when the birds flock to the yard to my many birdfeeders!  So, this set had my name all over it!  This set is available at Jan's DIgital Stamps, and it's called using Spring Time


 When you open the card, the front image flips over to the inside. I just love this design and will be trying it again!

 The challenge at Jan's goes for a month- hope you will come join us!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly