Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #9

Hi friends!

Doesn't time fly?  It's already the end of the month and my last week guest designing with the Sugar Pea Designs Challenge team.  It's been so much fun!!

So, here's this week's challenge...

And here's my card using the sketch...

I think this is one of my favorites from the month.  I just love this sweet little girl and her kitty from the What's Mew set, don't you?  I stamped the image twice, so I could pop up the kitty and his branch outside the window.  I love the depth it gives! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope to see you over at the Challenge!


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Meecy Mice

Aren't these little mice from Your Next Stamp just the cutest?  Look at those faces!  And the one with the flower on its head??  Acck!  OK, so I would definitely scream if I actually saw this in my cupboard, but I had SO much fun watercoloring them this morning!  I was hoping that I'd be able to use them on my challenge card for this week, but by the time I realized that the stamp was too big for the sketch, I had already used the wrong colors to go with the color challenge.  I guess that just means that I need to make another card with them in the color challenge colors later this week, huh?? : )

So not really for anything special today, except to say Hello and thanks for stopping by!

Have a mice day!


Thursday, July 21, 2016


I colored my little bunny (a retired stamp from Lili of the Valley - sorry!) with copics and used the 
sketch from Tuesday Morning sketches for my layout.  The verse is also retired from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Do you have your favorite retired stamps that keep finding their way onto cards?  I have a basket with all of my favorites.  I need to print out a basket of my favorite digis, too.  They are being slighted lately!!

I just love the verse on this card.  It is SO easy to be "troubled" about everything happening in the world today, isn't it? And, while cute bunnies with flowers might be a stress reliever, only God's Son - the Lord Jesus - can calm our soul as we trust in Him.  I've proved Him again and again!! :)

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  You make me smile. : )


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #8


Are you ready for another Mix It Up Challenge at Sugar Pea Designs??  I actually used the sketch this week! :)

I decided to get a jumpstart on my Christmas cards with today's card, so I pulled out the Lost Without You set and colored the little shepherd with Copics.  I added a red paper pieced coat to the little lamb to keep him all warm and toasty.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll play along with the challenge!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Be Comforted

One of my least favorite types of cards to make are sympathy cards.  It is so hard to know what to say, isn't it?  But I need one this week, so I pulled out the beautiful Blessings / Beatitudes I set by The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and a gorgeous silhouette stamp by Gina K Designs and followed the inspiration of a couple of challenges that are in my feed... Paper Players - CAS Watercolor and Sunday Stamps - using a number of the colors provided.  There is no greater comfort I can give on a sympathy card than to point someone to Scripture and to encourage them to find comfort in God's word.  After my mom's death and my husband's brain surgery I can attest to the fact that God's comfort far surpasses any that another person can give.  It truly is able to touch the heart.

I sponged my watercolor paper with Tomato Soup, Peach Bellini and Sweet Corn inks from Gina K Designs after I cut it out with my favorite stitched rectangle die from Your Next Stamp.  I embossed the flowers into the corner while the paper was still in the die and dripped some water on the inked area for some dimension.  The sentiment is stamped in Tomato Soup ink, and I added a few sequins and stars to go along with the ethereal look.

I'm also going to tuck this in at Word Art Wednesday in their Anything Goes challenge.

Be comforted!