Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Let's Celebrate!

Hello, hello!

I had a little time in my studio today and I decided to play along with a few challenges.  I am SO thankful for the creative minds that put out the many challenges each week, aren't you?  There is always something to inspire us!!  One of the challenges I try to play in every other week is the Your Next Stamp sketch and color challenge.  I have a nice little stash of Your Next Stamp stamps and I love to get creative with them. : ). Well... when I visited the YNS blog to get this week's sketch, I noticed that they are sponsoring the CASology challenge's 5 Year anniversary blog hop, so I decided to make a card with the YNS sketch that fit the CASology challenge. How fun!  I always like to support a good cause... (wink!)

I used the adorable Happy Dance set from YNS and came up with this...

Using a balloon for the CASology challenge, of course!!

Now I can go through the blog hop and see all the wonderful creations.  Yay!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Power Poppy - CASE-ing Stacy

Hello friends!

Has it really been almost two weeks since I posted last??  Goodness!!  Well, today I have a card to share for the monthly challenge at Power Poppy.  This month we are supposed to copy a card made by one of the Power Poppy "Bloomies".  I chose this card by Stacy, and here is my CASE...

I embossed the back layer, followed Stacy's layout, and added the trio of embellishments, but since my sentiment was included on my focal panel I opted for a little twine on the bottom strip instead of words.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Power Poppy Hues to Use - Blessings

Good morning!

I'm sharing a card today that I made with the Power Poppy Hues to Use... red, white and blue.  I printed the Hyacinth digi on watercolor paper along with the sentiment from the Tulips digi.  I colored the image with Staedtler Karat Watercolor pencils and a blender pen and then added some Stickles as well as a few dots with a fine tip marker.  The papers are from my stash... Bo Bunny, I think, and the pretty lacy border was made with a Recollections border punch from Michaels.

I'm also playing along with the Curtain Call challenge - as they are looking for red, white and blue as well!! :)

Have a joyful day!


Thursday, July 06, 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge - Sticky Note

Hi friends!

I had a nice little blogging break while my husband and I took a little vacation together to celebrate our 30th anniversary.  It was so nice to simply relax in a cabin in the woods for a bit and just spend time together.  I am so thankful for each day I get to spend with him, especially after his brain surgery a couple of years ago that could easily have taken his life or completely changed his personality.  God has been so good to us!!

Today I jumped back into my stamp room to make a clean and simple card for the current sketch challenge over at Your Next Stamp.  I used the sweet Mini Sticky Note set and a retired sentiment to make a card for a friend...

Don't you just love that little froggy?  He's colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen.  So easy!!

Thanks for stopping by!