Saturday, February 14, 2015

Proof I Am Still Around!

Happy Valentines Day my friends!

I have been neglecting my blog lately, but I have still been creating. I have some cards to share that I made over the last two weeks. I promise to get around and catch up with you in the next few days. Right now I have to run get ready to go to work and catch up on some things so I can enjoy the rest of the day. Hope you get to do something super fun today that makes you feel loved! Hugz!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Flashback Friday on Sunday Night

My blogging buddy Vicki has a Flashback Friday challenge. Vicki is trying to encourage herself and others to use their OLD stamps in new ways. The current challenge is to use an old Valentine image. You need to check out Vicki's cards and her challenge HERE. I dug out an old Valentine's stamp and here is my card:

This old set has several fun images, but this one is my favorite. The set is from SU! circa 2006.

Fun challenge Vicki!

Here are a few more cards I made this weekend for various challenges on SCS:


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My Beautiful Balloon!

This week's MFP SpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge is all about Hot Air balloons. I used the MFP Hot Air Balloons mini set.

I used Brushos which are my new favorite color medium. Just swiped the cardstock with water, sprinkled on the Brushos in three different colors and heat set. Then I stamped the image, added some liquid pearls, and stapled on the sentiment. Quick, easy, and super fun.

Hope you will join us in the challenge! Hugz

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Big Heart and an Angel

Card done for this week's Color Challenge on SCS. The colors are Crumb Cake, Real Red and Early Espresso. This is my last GDT card - sniff, sniff. Unfortunately, I needed a special Sympathy card. One of the high level managers at work lost is young son in a horrible car accident last week. Wow - does that not hurt your heart? His son loved music and was very gifted musically so I added a little music note and an angel blowing her horn. Wow makes me tear up just typing this.

I had to do some altering to make my paper and embees match the colors from the challenge. I changed one of the bg panels, the little cog at the top of the heart and my brown banner a darker brown with water colors and ink. I changed my seam binding color by soaking it in crumb cake reinker, and I sponged real red ink on my red banner to hide some yellow and orange that was also on it. I hand cut my heart from a leftover box.

Hope your week is going well. Hugz to you!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Some Cards Made in the Last Few Weeks

This one was made with Sandra Caldwell's Santa and His Birdie image (if you like it, you better get to Squigglefly this week before they close down and get it). I colored him with watercolor pencils.

Done for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers this weekend. The Inspiration site was the blog: From the Tool Shed. I watercolored my dogwood with diluted Brushos (my new favorite medium).

Another card inspired by From the Tool Shed and using Brushos (undiluted). Fun to make!

I used an ODBD sentiment and some little things from my stash (including the bg paper). This was for last week's color challenge at SCS. The new one is announced tonight and it will be my last time as a guest designer (sniff, sniff).

For last week's technique challenge at SCS. Vicki from Stamp Smiles inspired me to use an old SU! set (Natural Beauty). I had fun with this one as my daughter Crystal helped me.

Done for the Queen for the Day Challenge - casing Kiagc (Kia) - one of my favorite stampers.

I know I have been neglecting my blog and my blog friends - I am going to catch up with everyone this week! Hugz - lots of them!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Zentangle Flower

The Inspiration Challenge at MFP SpeedyTV this week is Zentangle. The inspiration photos are really awesome.

For my card, I used the MFP Medallion set (image and one of the sentiments). I doodled inside the flower and bit outside too. I sprayed the paper with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist and added a decorative brad from SU!

Hope you will join us in this week's challenge.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Snow Much Fun!

This week's Squigglefly Challenge is "Snow Much Fun." The idea is to use snow in some way on your creation.

I used Skating Angel by Sandra Caldwell. She is at the tip of a pond or skating rink and I added some Snowtex so she could be in snow storm. My sentiment is computer generated. My idea here was to show that when we are out on the ice (maybe even some thin ice) in the middle of the storms of life, we may just need to slow down a bit and let our Guardian Angel catch up with us.

I colored this one with regular SU! markers because I was being really lazy and they were the first coloring medium I could find in my totally disorganized craft room. I printed the image twice so I could pop up her wings. I love this new image by Sandra.

Hope you will join in the Snow Much Fun Challenge at Squigglefly.