Monday, March 20, 2023

Jan's midmonth

 Using the new Jan's Digital Stamps for March, I created this sweet card.  I used the set Rain Dance for this card.

 I colored the image using Copic markers. I added Glossy accents to the raindrops. The oval diecut is by Gina Marie. 

Challenges: TBA

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Monday, March 6, 2023

Jan's Digital Stamps March Release

The new releases at Jan's are so fun this month.  A gorgeous floral and a sweet little boy in the rain. 

 This digi set is called Dogwood Blooms. This set has so many design options, and as always, comes as black/white or precolored. 
 This card features the precolored floral blossoms that are fussy cut and layered up x's 3 layers. It surrounds the sentiment.  Layered on a 3D embossing folder that has ink on one side before embossing, then the raised portions lightly- highlighted with green Distress ink. 

Challenges: TBA

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Challenge your Stash

I joined into two stash challenges this week, one on Splitcoast and one on Instagram.

For the Challenge Your Stash challenge at SCS, Jeanette aka Forest Ranger is out Hostess. Her challenge:  ~~My husband Brent and I celebrated our 40th anniversary earlier this month. The color for 40th anniversaries is Ruby Red, so let's make monochromatic RED cards this month.
I used a digital image from Angie Blom.  Copic Markers were used for coloring the image. The cardstock is Ruby Red and is die cut using the Pinpoint Leaf Plate by Memory Box. 

I joined in a challenge on Instagram for using what we already have this weekend. 

I made 2 cards for the challenge

This first card is using a stamp set Multi Step Grand Peony by Kitchen Sink Stamps.  I love how realistic this set looks!

This card uses a Stencil by Pink Fresh Studio and a stamp set by Simon Says Stamps for the sentiment- the die comes with the set- love this!  I did add a touch of stickles to the center of the flowers. 

Challenges: TBD

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Alpha Challenge- K=Kite

 I had a bit of time to create- so nice- and Zoomed with crafty friends while creating : )  

 I created for the Alpha challenge at SCS, and this week is K=Kite.  This newly released image was sitting on my desk and ready for inking.  I love to color, although Jan has pre-colored images as well.  Copics were used for the grass, the boy and the kite.  The sun is a pre-colored image.  I used Distress inks and a diecut stencil I made for inking up the clouds. 

Challenges: TBA

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Monday, February 6, 2023

l Stamps Feb release

Jan's Digital Stamps has some really beautiful releases this month.  I decided to work with the Pre-colored floral peony images : )

   I could color this image myself- but Jan has pre-colored images and they are always magnificent- so I love using them......  I used a background with some leftover watercolor paint. Scan and Cut helped me fussy cut the images out. 

 We have a monthly challenge and it is always Anything Goes- hope to see you enter your card in our challenge at Jan's Digital Stamps challenge!

Challenges TBA

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Teapot Tuesday- Dots and Stripes...and a face

 This week the Teapot Tuesday crew are sending cards to each other.  We are to include Dots , stripes and a face.  

How sweet, huh?  Stripes on the bees, dots in the DP and yep-face too.  The image is colored using Copic markers. This is 

I would like to enter this card in the House Mouse and Friends challenge Frame it or AG

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

IG Hop- Rediscover Your Supplies

 I joined in HOP on Instagram to rediscover your supplies- and that is not so hard to do!!!  I made 2 cards for the hop:

 This Power Poppy digi was printed and colored 5 years ago!  I added it to a SSS background that was embossed using Queens Gold EP....  my absolute favorite EP that is no longer available!  I added distress ink to the background. I am going to send this to a friend that needs Hugs and Love right now!

 The 2nd card using a sweet set from Avery Elle

 Another encouragement card for a friend that needs a HUG right about now!  The BG uses Distress inks and a stencil from A Colorful Life. The images are stamped and fussy cut, colored using Copic markers. There is a touch of shimmer on the butterfly.  

Here is my Instagram link if you'd like to pop over for the IG HOP!  

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Bundle of Joy

This set of sweet cards use images from a swap on SCS

 One of these will be mailed to a partner in the swap and the other to a new Mom and Dad : )

 It's been a heck of a month, first, I caught Influenza....then, my SIL got rushed to the hospital and had a medical procedure which did not go well.... she ended up in ICU, then sent home on Hospice. She did not go down without a fight though! She has been battling duodenal cancer and was close to the end....and the procedure pushed her further....She died last Friday.

 Today was the first time I have created in forever- felt so great!!!

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Holiday Greetings

I took some time to color an image today.  I have a stack of RAK images and I love the House Mouse images so much!!!  

You gotta love this sweet cozy scene!  I added DP top the background to mimic wallpaper.  This image was chosen for the Candy Land Alpha challenge (SCS).  The die cut us by Paper Smoochies, and I used red glossy cardstock. 

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Steppin Out to celebrate you!

I love House Mouse, and found this fun image in a Christmas card my friend Sharon sent to me.  

 We had a challenge at Splitcoast a week ago to make cards for SCS sis' with the theme of a step card of any type and a card using shoes/boots/feet...  I found this fun image from a friend in her Christmas card and had a great and fun time coloring it!  
  I used Copic markers to color this image.  The DP is Bo Bunny. The die cut is Memory Box. I used a die from Stamp Doctor for the Step card set up.....  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You know I love pink : )

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Monday, January 2, 2023

Jan's Digital Stamps January New Releases

 Jan's Digital Stamps is back from a December break and is showcasing some really sweet digital images for January. 

 Because I love, love, love anything pink, I had to start out using the pink floral image and set.  I had some fun in Microsoft word and wrapped the text and placed the floral image over the window in the stamp set. 
 In Microsoft Word, 
1) Add the PNG image files to your blank WORD page and resize them
2) Rt click on the floral image and choose 'Wrap Text', then slide over to the next selection column and click on in front of.  When you do that, the floral image will be movable with your cursor. You should still be able to click on the top image and resize it if you need to fine tune it. 
3) Print your images

 I added lace and a small precolored rose on the lace over the Distress ink stenciled background. 

Jan's has a Monthly Anything Goes challenge.  We hope you will come join us!

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