Friday, February 5, 2016

Some Lucky Charms

This week's DRS Designs Challenge is to use Lucky Charms on your creation.  That can be your lucky color, theme, image, paper, number or a charm - anything that shows your lucky charm.  I used green which is my favorite color (and lucky) and a four leaf clover (you can see it on the right bottom of the flowers in the hat - it is the bottom right of the popped up clovers).
The bottom base of my card was made by stamping the new Small Shamrock Group on the panel using two different Distress Inks.  Then I took those same colors and sponged then on the bg to color it up. 
Next, I stamped a few of the Hat full of Shamrocks image.  I cut one panel out using a Spellbinders Die and sponged around the edge of the die.  On the other ones, I just sponged the images using the same two colors of TH Distress Ink that I used on my bottom panel.  I then fussy cut them out and glued them over the die cut panel.  This way, I didn't have to really color anything!  I stamped and sponged a few of new Tall Shamrocks and then fussy cut them out. 
It all needed something so I added some glitter to all the panels in some way or another.
I think this may be my first St, Patrick's Day card.  It was so fun, I am going to make some more!
Hope your day is wonderful and full of good luck!  Hugz

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Raining Hearts

I am posting my cards from last week late - last week and weekend was so busy that I never had time to post anything (or catch up on blog visits - I promise I will be by soon and catch up).  Hope you have had some time to relax soon and are not like me!
This card was made for the Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.  The Challenge is still running and is Anything Goes with a twist.  The twist is you have to use at least two mediums.  My mediums are SU! Reinker, colored pencil and Stickles. 
Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies and they were sweet enough to provide me with this adorable image called Elephant Raining Love.  I made this card with the image and computer generated my sentiment.  I also made a matching Bible Journaling Page with it too - I will post that tonight when I get home.
I made my bg using acetate smooshing and some SU! Pixie Pink Reinker.  I colored my image with Water Color Pencils and my finger (finger painting with water and pencil is so fun). 
I am just about done with my Valentine's Cards - now it is time for St Pat's Day and Easter!
Remember Love is Raining Down on you every minute of every day - just stop and feel it!
John 3:16; Romans 5:5, etc. 

Dreaming of Travel Valentine

I wanted to do a different kind of Valentine so this Seaside Dock image from DRS Designs was perfect. The image reminds me of how a dock would look in Italy or Spain  - two places I would love to visit.  I added a splattered and glittered bg panel using the Splatter BG image  since I made this for the latest DRS Designs challenge which is Sparkle and Shine!
I also added the Medium Daisy Bloom image which I added Stickles too and a glittered up gem plus the Medium Script Valentine's Day sentiment.  After adding all this, I realized it needed something more so I tucked in a few punched hearts.
Hope your Valentine's preparation is going well.  I finally decided I am giving Hubby a Yeti cup filled with his favorite candies (Milky Ways and Kit Kats) - he is tough to buy for so I am glad I have that figured out. 
Many hugz!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Sweet Little Card

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge this week is to use an irregular card shape.  I use to make every card an easel card so that is what I went with.  I used a SB Label Die. 

The challenge sponsor is Star Stampz and I used Candy Girl.  I love her images in her Etsy Shop and will be getting more of them!  I am also sharing this in the Star Stampz blog challenge (to add snow to or snowflakes to your creation - I have snow mixed in there with the candy - lol). 
I colored her with some watercolor pencils and Liquid Pearls.  She was super fun to color up. 
This one is going to one of my daughters for Valentines. 
Hope your week is going well.  Many Hugz!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sweet Candy Love Butterfly

At DRS Designs, this week's challenge is a color challenge based on sweet candy hearts.

The Design Team cards are soooo pretty - you need to check them out. 

I promise my pinks really did start out matching the colors in the color block a lot better than they do in this picture.  The sponge I used for my pink sun rays had some yellow on it as did my stencil so the pink has a little yellow tint.  I call this adventurous creating, but really it is being too lazy to get a clean sponge or clean the sponge or buy more sponges or be careful with the sponge. 

I die cut my butterfly and sponged it and then I stamped, sponged and cut out two Ornate Corner Tile images to put on the butterfly.  My sentiment is Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Greeting

These colors are so perfect for Valentine's.  Hope you will come play in the challenge too.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Some Bible Journaling Pages

Have you caught the Bible Journaling bug yet?  I am still really new to it, but I am addicted.  Here are a few pages I have done lately.  The lion page is pretty much my version of one from Pinterest but the others are my ideas.  My handwriting is awful and my drawing skills have issues (just look at that rib cage on the skelton - after I was done I had to remind myself that rib cages are rounded), but I love to do this.  It is a way two GIANT loves in my life meet up and that is fun, fun, fun!!!

Lion done with a black ink pen and chalk pencils:

Done with a Micron Pen

Done with Brushos, white gel pen and a Micron Pin (plus a sheep stamp):
Many Hugz!!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Valentine's Bee

Valentines is just around the corner so it is time for me to get busy making some cards.  This one was made for the current DRS Designs Challenge which is called "Heart to Heart" - use hearts on your card in some way (paper, dies, stamps, etc.).  I used the new Small Silhouette Heart on my card,, but you have to look closely.  I stamped it in ink mixed with water on the front panel so it is kind of blurred.  On the bottom panel, I stamped it in some spun sugar distress ink so the hearts are very light. 

I also used the new Hugs 4-in-1 Wording stamp for my sentiment and the Happy Bee image. I made my background using the smooshing with acetate technique (you can check out Laura Bassen's video here - warning: her technique is light years better than mine plus you will be addicted to this technique after trying it!). 

Hope your week is going great!