Monday, April 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings- Out of this World!

The Dueling Darlings have a fun theme this month- Out of This World!  Terry S and  LJ are the hostesses this month. The hostesses provide the theme and a kit with supplies.



and a side view of the wobbler:


 I absolutely love this fun theme! Terry sent a kit with:
Images- MFT Space Explorer Stamp/ die set stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah
Solar Crest White and Gina K Base weight white   Cardstock.
DP- not sure which one I used: MME Blastoff, Echo Park Lost in Space, Photoplay Infinity & Beyond and Photoplay Intergalactic.
Embellishments: Hampton Arts action wobble, Recollections Star Brads, Recollections Bling,  Darcie  Bakers Twine, and Kaisercraft wooden pieces.

 The images were colored with Copics. Enamel embossing powder from Sweetstamps was used on the wood pieces. I employed the action wobble on the astronaut. There is plenty left to make another card : )

Hop on over to the other Divas and Dazzlers to see lots of cards that are ‘Out of This World’!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Happy Easter, Chick!

 I love Sketch challenges, and you can tell I am in a very colorful and vibrant mood !!!





I used the image Skinny Bird Easter colored with Copics for my card. I used dies for the circle elements- the yellow is Sweet Stamps, not sure about the top one....  The dot embellishments are a purplish color- drowned out by the camera.....

The sentiment is Create with TLC.

Come Join us!  The challenge lasts 2 weeks!  We's love to have you join in the challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bugaboo- New Release

 Perfect for this time of year, Bugaboo has a new release image today!


 Yep, April showers bring May flowers!  I love flowers- and especially coloring them, as they do not make me sneeze!!!  These Daffodils and the umbrella are colored with Copic markers. The dies are unmarked- poss MFT, the cardstock- purple JFF, the yellow-So Saffron -is by SU.
  The sentiment is by Sparkle and Sprinkle.

Challenges-
Get Creative- AG no twist
A Bit More Time to Craft- AG


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Use a napkin please!

 I started out to make an interactive card, and I had a fail, so played around and used the Sunday Featured Stamper at SCS as a Mojo/ idea stimulator.....  I picked THIS card, where the scripture or sentiment was really the main focus. 


  From the inspiration card, I used the napkin instead of the smooshing, technique, but used the sentiment and the butterfly.  The music strips and the butterfly were also part of the napkin. 
The sentiment is by Graciellie Designs Unity set called Faith and Hope. 

Challenges: TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Unity Blog Hop


Welcome to the Growing in Unity Blog Hop for the GIU girls from Jan-Feb 2019. If you are just starting here, make sure you check the list at the bottom of this post for all of the links to the projects in this hop.  Visit and comment at all of the links below for a chance to WIN one of the two prize packs provided by Unity Stamp Company. 

 I took out the watercolors and the Unity Kit of the Month 1/2017 for this hop.


 I stamped the images on Arches watercolor paper using Gina K Amalgam ink.  Arteza brush pens and Daniel Smith watercolors were used on these projects.  The black and white DP is Gina K Designs. The cardstock is SU.

  IRL, this is a bit darker- the blue anyway.  I watercolored here again using the same colors as above, just a different layout.


 This is an additional stamp in the KOTM which was also watercolored on Arches water color paper. The image was die cut using Memory Box stitched circles and a spellbinders scalloped circle die. The black cardstock is embossed.

Here is the Blog Hop order. Thanks for joining in the Unity hop today!

Kim Marie Monson Leach 

Rachel Duong


Heidi Cope 


Shelly Schmidt     You are HERE


Sue Wisniewski


Pamela J. Duncan 


Cara Malmrose 


Ashley Johnson ...



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Shelly

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Bugaboo Friday Freebie

I am having a computer issue- finally got onto the Internet, so I am posting while I have this window open. Bugaboo had a sweet new release today:

   The cute image is colored with Copic markers. A Memory Box stitched rectangle die was used for cutting out the image.  I added Glossy Accents to the dots on the umbrella, the rain drops and the puddle under boots.  The background is made with Distress Inks.  I spritzed a stencil with water and then laid it on the Distress Ink background. I added an embossed layer, then a strip of the background that was leftover.

Stop on by the Bugaboo Digi store to pick up this cute digi and shop around a bit- Jodie has just added some gorgeous florals and some cute Easter images!

Challenges TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, March 28, 2019

CYS-March Bunnies

March - Barbara - bejoyce--Keyword CYSMAR 
~~use a bunny or rabbit, and it does not have to be an Easter card. If you don't have one, use any animal on your card


The image of the bunny on the swing is by Uptown Rubber Stamps, the row of bunnies on the bottom is by Stampin Up,  the Easter eggs in the grass are by Embossing Arts, the sentiment is by Bugaboo Digital Stamps,

 I colored using Copic markers.  The tree trunk and leaves were freehand cut.  For the tree, I colored using Copics for texture and the trunk is embossed using a Tim Holtz Sissix EF . The Grass is cut using a Cheery Lynn die. The sky is sponged using SU Soft Sky and I used a SU scalloped oval punch for my template. All cardstock is Stampin Up.

 I bought these stamps about 10 years ago, and it's the first time they have seen ink!  Fun story- when I was a young nurse, I worked the 3-11:30 shift.  After work, we would go to a nearby park and swing!  It was so nice to spend time together but swinging is so calming!  And, at midnight, we did not have little kids that wanted the swings.

Challenges:
The sketch at The Outlaws gave me the idea for the layout.

Little Red Wagon- Use something that hops
Simon Says Wednesday- AG
Words 2 Craft By- Happiness
Animal Friends- Rabbits

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

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