Saturday, September 30, 2017

Purrrrty kitty

I had fun finally getting a chance to color. This image is by Ann Fenton and is the Progressive Freebie at Outlawz this month.  I have never had a cat, but know they just love to jump into any box or empty container they can : )

 I colored with Copic markers.  The die I used is Gina Marie. The sentiment is Stampin Up.

CAS on Friday- Use die

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Thursday, September 21, 2017


Kit and Clowder is celebrating 15,000 followers on Facebook, and gifted us a number of freebies.  I had some fun today coloring one of them today : )

  I have to admit, I went to the Etsy store and colored the image similarly to the one on the site.... I love the colors!  The image is by Sasayaki Glitter- a free digi given by Kit and Clowder this past week : )  The sentiment is SU.
  I used very few markers to color the image- all C's and low R's. The ribbon was pink, but I colored over it in R02 and viola- a match. The Guava color is SU, the gray is Coordinations.

#themarker30day #day21 - see Instagram
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- showcase a critter

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Verve Coffee

I made another card for the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop : )

 Mind you, I do not drink coffee, maybe I will make a tea card today!  LOL  I am also trying to color everyday for the 30 day marker challenge.

 My fall colors are More Mustard and Ruby Red. I used a digital stamp for the hop from Verve, that would be the cups and the sentiment on white. The Mocha/Java/Joe sentiment is from Red Hot Rubber. The whipped cream is colored with Copic W 3 and I painted on shimmer using a Spectrum Noir brush. The card was too plain, so I stamped on background dots using Ruby red and black.

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How 'ya Bean?

I made another card for the Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop- so fun : )  I am digging out older stamps that have not seen love for a while!

 Image is an older SU set inked in SU Ruby Red. The sentiment is the center of an Embossing Arts image from I Brake for Stamps. I took the lid of a jar on my desk and inked up Close to Cocoa and stamped the corcles.

I used a Sketch (Paper Play Sketch 51)that is now closed, but it worked for the card. The cup is by SU and the sentiment Embossing Arts from I Brake for Stamps.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sip away!

I am coloring for the 30 day challenge, and this card is for the Fall Coffee Blog Hop as well.

 The image is Stampin Up. The background text is Embossing Arts which is from I Brake for Stamps. The Sentiment is My Favorite Things.

I used Close to Cocoa SU ink. I watercolored the image with Close to Cocoa then Pumpkin SU inks. I popped up the sleeve and put a Pumpkin sticker on it. The cup lid is colored with E50 Copic marker.

 The beautiful ribbon- I won in the spring Coffee Lovers Hop from DL Art Ribbon.

Fall Coffee Lovers BlogHop

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dueling Darlings -Chocolate

Our Dueling Darlings post for this month- due on the 15th of each month has the theme of Chocolate.  Terry A is the hostess for the Dazzlers (which is the team I am on), and Terry S is the hostess for the Diva's.

Kit contents:
Penny Black- Chocolate Moment-lounging lady
   sentiment Inky Antics
Cardstock- Recollections 110# white CS with Versafine black ink
DP- Paper Studio Gold Wedding and Mirabelle Floral DP
SU! Textured Choc Chip, Purely Pomegranate CS, Brazill Textured Green CS
Paper Studio Kraft doily
28Lilac Lane- Toasted Graham sequins
SU Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon

I added SU Chocolate Chip cardstock for the card base 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Image was colored with Copics.

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog: 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts -
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery:

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery:

This is also my late day 15 coloring challenge : )

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hello Fall

We have leaves that are beginning to change color here!!!  So, for day 14 of the 30 day coloring challenge, I made a card for SSS 514 (Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo) with a fall image.

 I printed this in white, and covered page around the image with Antique Linen distress ink. The image is colored with Copics.

Catch the Bug- Sketch

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Faux Sunflower

I know, the image is really daisies, but I colored it as though it were sunflowers.  Do you think it will pass???  LOL  Day 13 of 30 days of coloring challenge

The image by Technique Junkies HERE is so easy to color in, and I am doing the daily coloring challenge for 30 days,- so very happy to get this image out and ink it up!!!
 The coloring is done with Copics, and I added just a smidge of shimmer using a Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear shimmer pen.

Challenges: TBA

Are you on Instagram?  If yes, please leave me your link.  I will look for you there- it is so much easier for me to use as I am out and running each day!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Village at Wintertime

It is day 12 of the 30 day coloring challenge- Wahoo!  I am keeping up!

 I have so many of these beautiful Starform sticker sheets! This sheet has 3 different Christmas scenes- it is on sheet 8502. You peel the sticker off the sheet and attach to cardstock. I applied double sided adhesive first, then the Glitz Glitter, and colored right on top of the glitter using Copic markers.
 The red is embossed with a retired SU EF that looks like poinsettias. 

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge- AG
Christmas Card Challenges CC21- AG
Crazy 4 Challenges- Use glitter

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Day 11 coloring

For the coloring challenge, a coloring page.......

 Very calming coloring is ...........

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Asian Beauty

Day 10 of the 30 day coloring challenge- 1/3 of the way done!

  I used a new stamp by Unity, stamped using Tuxedo Memento ink and colored with Copics.  The About Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group has a challenge- Tic-Tac-Toe. I used Blue, embossing and a sentiment. These are my colors- pink and blue : )

Stamping Sensations- Color challenge

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bats for You

For day 9 of the coloring challenge, I had fun with a sweet Halloween digi from Bugaboo.

I had already printed out the scene for this sweet Mummy and the Bat, but wanted to use Distress Oxide inks for the background. And, I had only printed one of the scene.  I thought I would share my process for inking up the background using Post-it notes.

 I simply laid a Post-it note on top of the scene, and traced the outer edge. While tracing, I made sure the sticky edge was included -so the mask I make will stick to my image. I can then trim the mask and start inking up.

 If you cut it out so that there is white showing around your image, just reposition the mask to the edge and ink up that little section to darken it.

I used Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and then Black Soot Inks on the top portion of my card.

I left the bottom where the ground meets the sky on the post it note until I was done inking up the sky. I just trimmed it off straight across the post it note.  I inked up the bottom using Cracked Pistachio which was bright, so added Peeled Paint to tone it sown,  Over that, I added a touch of Wilted Violet and finally, used Black Soot over it.  I added a spider in the bottom Lt of the scene- you may be able to see it- if not, for sure the eyes : )

I added droplets of water and shimmer spray. I punched out white shimmer paper stars and also added white dots. I added a fence from an older SU set too.

Coloring- just a touch of W1 and W3 copics on the boys face, and C1, C3, and C5 on the bat.

2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Use a Critter- Entry #2
Bugaboo Crafty Challenges- Use Bugaboo image
Alphabet Challenge- M -Make your Mark- white paint pen marks on background and dashes of purple marker around the words of sentiment

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Friday, September 8, 2017


 My last ATC for the swap at Michael Strong Stamps and coloring Day 8 -22 more days to go : )

 I had printed out a few of the Geisha images for my 'Lil Geisha's ATC, so decided to use another- what a cutie!
  I used a stencil and Dostress inks for the background.  I turned the stencil for the 2nd color. The Michael Strng fan was stamped and embossed in red. I added lots of Shimmer using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen-Stardust.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

COF Great Gift

Its the 7th of the month, so time to post my Crafters of Faith September card. It's also day 7 of the 30 day coloring challenge.

 I made this fun card- bright and festive for a Birthday celebration!

The card looks like this when opened a tiny bit (just so you can see : )  )

And opened up for message:

Judy is our hostess this month, and this is her challenge:
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so no one can boast. For we our God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-10 

As September is the month both my sons were born in I like to remember that these boys were two of the greatest gifts God gave to me! (The meaning of their names is Gift of God) So I would like you to create a card celebrating a birth or another great gift God has bestowed on you. 

 I made a birthday card using an image from TTCRD  last Magazine given by Tiddly Inks. I am still feeling a bit sad and missing our dog that just passed- he did not look anything like this dog, but this image brought up those feelings of how much our pets bring us Unconditional Love. So, I will send it to a friend (a gift from God) and it reflects on how my dog was at my side through good and some rough times in my life (a huge gift from God).

To find the COF cards for this challenge, click this link HERE

Crafters of Faith is an Open group at SCS- you can find the group if you look under  Swaps/Cards/Open/Crafters of Faith.

Tiddly Inks- SIR AG

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Blooms and a bee

Day 6 of the coloring challenge is another ATC.

  I had fun with this ATC.  I used modeling paste through a stencil, and once dry, added color to it. I added 2 flowers and a bumble bee all colored with Copics and added shimmer with Wink of Stella. It needed something, and the sequins was a good fit.
  I exchange the ATC's with ladies in the Michael Strong Yahoo Group.  I knew Hetty, the list owner through the technique Junkies Design Team,  and am very pleased for the encouragement to use my stamps!

Challenges TBA

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fall Blessings

 Day 5 of the coloring challenge- using some blog candy I recently won : )

  The leaves (Bo Bunny) were colored right on the stamp in the Misti, then spritzed and stamped. I colored with Distress Markers.  The centers of the leaves are open, so I watercolored with the lighter Distress markers in the centers, inked and restamped the leaves once they were dry.  Next, I stamped Versamark over the tops of the leaves and embossed with clear EP.
  The sentiment ( Sunny Studio) was stamped in Versamark and embossed with Copper EP.
  The larger of the two leaves was also randomly stamped onto the background (SU Cherry Cobbler) in Versamark.
  The DP is Carta Bella and was part of the blog candy I won on Instagram.

Sketch-Atlantic Hearts Sketch 228

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Roses are Red.........

Day 4 of the 30 day coloring challenge- I made a card a fun Bugaboo image.

 I used Distress Oxide inks for the background and watercolored with Distress inks on the image panel. I added a bit of shimmer using Wink of Stella, and it water marked my wine...and I could not color back over it- beware my friends!  The color is better IRL, I just love this sentiment and have the perfect person to mail it to!
  This image puts a smile on my face!

Catch the Bug- AG use a Bugaboo image

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Oh Happy Day

For day 3 of the coloring challenge, I made another ATC for an exchange at Michael Strong Stamps.

  I cut out the black cardstock and used a die to cut a circle in the middle of it.  Then, it was run through an embossing folder for some texture.  The white cardstock behind the circle has sponged on red ink and Honey ink with a swipe of red.
 Next, I measured how much of the giraffe I would be using as its head peeked out of the hole...and colored above that point with Copics.  My exchange called for a color challenge, I was to use red/black and gold. A sentiment and gold sequins finishes off my ATC.

2 Crafty Critter Crazies- AG use a critter
Die Cutting Divas- sequins plus a die cut (Entry #2)

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Little Geisha's

For the 30 day coloring challenge day 2, I am posting an ATC with the theme children from the AOSA Yahoo Group.

  I found these darling girl digi's at an Etsy store called VeraLane Studio. I thought they would work perfectly for the children theme. I used background- top embossing paste thru a stencil, middle Elmers glue in swirls then covered with distress ink. The bottom 1/3 is covered with a mat type cardstock I had in my stash.
  I am not sure who makes the Friends Asian Kanji.
 Images were colored with Copics, then I added shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Magic little Geisha

 In all of my years of stamping, I have never made a magic card : )  The AOSA (About Oriental Stamp Art) Yahoo group had a challenge this month, and I just had to try it!

 and when you open it

This is also for Day 1 of the 30 day coloring challenge.

I used the tutorial HERE from SCS. I followed the instructions in the video. So fun!!!  I may have to
try this again : )

Image is I Brake for Stamps  The DP is G45 Bird Song.

Die Cuttin Divas- Sequins (gems/pearls)
Brown Sugar- Try something new

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