Saturday, December 13, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
First the good news. I was selected to be a guest designer at
I've done a guest spot before but only on the sites my sister is a DT for. That had some nepotism involved so I'm glad I was actually picked this time.
Our challenge is to use something from your home to inspire you. Well I was having some stressful couple of weeks and not feeling very inspired. Then the young women at our church put up the Christmas tree. I saw it the next week. It was covered in some beautiful decorations but also it is a giving tree. There are things hung up around it that you can pick and get a gift for a family in need or maybe do a service for one. There are all kinds of things to pick from. Each one helps a family in need.
This made me think of the gifts that were brought to Jesus by the three wise men. I have had this stamp for years and never used it. I wanted it to be simple with no embellishing so that the image was the only focus.
I hope you enjoy this card and remember Jesus and all the good He did. Use His example to guide you in all you do.
Image - Stampendous
Paper - Bazzill, My Mind's Eye, generic
Sentiment - Create with TLC
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Welcome to another fortnight challenge at
Our sponsor is A Random Fan
Our challenge is to keep it "Clean and Simple CAS". This is not an easy one for me. I do not generally use a lot of embellishments but I do like a few. When doing a CAS card I always want to add more. I do like the fact that the embossing folder design is clearly easy to see.
This image is called "Christmas Decor". Aren't they just so CUTE! I love penguins. I wanted to use a bunch of different colors instead of the regular ones. I love the way penguins look but bright colors make them more fun for me. The garland is covered in Wink of Stella to make it sparkle but the picture is just not showing the sparkle.
I hope you like it and will join us in the challenge. Please stop by the CWWC blog and visit all the DT blogs and don't forget to leave some love.
Coloring mediums - Copic & Whisper Strokes markers
Sentiment - Desert Diva
Papers - My Mind's Eye, A Paper Co., generic
Embossing folder - Darice Snowflake Swirls
Misc - Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Pop dots, Liquid Applique
Thanks for your visit and I do hope you will come by again soon! Have a blessed day!
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
This is my second post for today. I have been asked to make two cards for my friend's grandmother. The first was a sympathy card and this is a get well card. I sent her a text and she loves both of them. I'm so happy she loves the cards I make.
First sentiment & butterfly stamp - Our Daily Bread
Inside sentiment - Stampendous
Embossing powders - Stampendous & Ranger
Papers - Core' dinations
Washi tape -Freckled Fawn
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a splendid day!
Hi everyone! This is so exciting.....my first card that was requested. I have a friend whose grandmother likes my cards. She has bought several of the cards I have made and has requested me to make two cards. The first is this sympathy card.
I wanted to make it very simple and sweet. I had ordered this set from Stampin' Up a while ago and have been meaning to make some cards with it. This gave me the opportunity to use it. I texted a picture to her and she loves it. I'm so happy!
I hope you like it too. Thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to see your comments on my card too. My next post will have the second card.
Stamp, sentiments, flower & die - Stampin' Up
Papers - Core' dinations
Pearls - Queen & Co.
Have a fabulous day!!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Hello again. I am hoping you have had a wonderful two weeks. We are starting a new challenge at
We didn't see as many people in our challenge this last time so I am hoping that many more of you will join this time. Our sponsor this fortnight is Lacy Sunshine.
She has given me this lovely image called Flurry. Isn't she just beautiful! Our challenge is "Black and White". I have never made a black and white card with an image. I colored in shades of warm and cool grays but I had to have a pop of color. So I used R0000 on her face and V0000 on her wings. I was going to settle with that but then I just had to use red on her lips. I used some Wink of Stella on her hair to sparkle her up, unfortunately, I couldn't seem to get any of the sparkle in the picture. Everything I used was from my stash so I am very pleased with that.
I hope you will all go to our challenge blog and check out all the wonderful inspiration we have for you at Crafting When We Can. Don't forget to leave everyone some love and join us for the challenge.
Image - Flurry from Lacy Sunshine
Coloring mediums - Copic and Whisper Strokes markers, Wink of Stella, white gel pen
Papers - Core' dinations Pearl White, generic
Die - Stampin' Up
Pearls - Queen and Co.
Ribbon - Stash
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Here we are with another challenge at
We are again sponsored by
Our challenge this fortnight is to "Name it". I was given this image named Suzette. She's a very beautiful girl. The look on her face makes me see her as thinking. So since my sister had a birthday recently and I did not send her a card (bad me) I am going to send this to her to let her know I was thinking of her. Rhonda is my baby sister and lives in Kentucky. I don't see her very often because I physically can't make the trip and neither can she. So I hope this card brings her a smile.
When I was coloring the image, I was very unhappy with the way I did the butterflies. So I looked up images of butterflies and got some better ideas. I colored them on another copy of the image, cut them out and then glued them on top of the ones in her hair. I liked these much better.
Please stop over at the Crafting When We Can challenge blog and check out the other wonderful creations by my DT sisters. Now put on your crafting crowns and join us in the challenge.
Image: Suzette by The Stamping Chef
Coloring mediums: Copic and Whisper Strokes markers
Papers: DCWV, Graphic 45 and some generic (I'm happy to say all came from my scaps)
Bling: Jolee's and Michael's
Misc: Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, white gel pen
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Welcome to another sensational challenge at
We are sponsored this time by Art by Miran
Our challenge is "No Design Paper"
When I saw the images I just had to choose this one. My niece is turning 13 soon. Finally a teenager. Although, she has been testing our nerves for years practicing to be a teenager. She has perfected it. This was just so cute I thought Cortlynn would just love it. Her birthday isn't until December so I am hiding it until then. She caught me working on it and had a request. She wanted a pop out card. So I have it popped out on the inside. It isn't quite finished inside yet so I can't include a picture of that part.
Since we could not use design papers, I did some embossing and then added some distress ink to create a background. I hope she likes it. I have a Top Tip for fussy cutting. If you are doing a fussy cut and also using some type of substance that needs to dry, add your craft item first and let it dry. It will help when doing the fussy cut to have a harder substance on smaller areas. I use Glossy Accents a lot and also glitter glues. I have used the Glossy Accents on the boots to give them the look I want and also to give them strength when I did my fussy cut.
Please check out all the wonderful DT creations at Crafting When We Can. I do hope you will join us for this challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by. See you soon!
Image: Punkie Pattie
Embossing folders: Darice
Distress Ink: Ranger
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Misc: Copics, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Has it been 2 weeks already? I guess so because we are here again with another challenge for you at Crafting When We Can. We are sponsored by A Random Fan.
Our challenge is "Oodles of Doodles". I am not a doodler so this was a difficult start for me. My wonderful sister Rebecca had to help me out with ideas.
When I saw my image I thought she just had to have pink hair. As an artist I thought she should have some expression in her clothes also. So I colored my image up and took it to my sister. She had this wonderful paper to go with it.
Her idea was to doodle on the little insects. So here is what I did.
I used a bunch of gel pens that she had and a black sharpie to doodle on the paper. Then added some swirls on the image. She also loaned me this wonderful die to use. I thought I should add a bit of it to the inside as well.
I tried a new technique I am not comfortable with. I used a Whisper Strokes marker to do a water color technique. I put some ink on my mat and used a water brush to dilute it, then brushed it onto the background of the image. I'm a real fan of fussy cutting my images so I don't have to do the background of it. Then I used the marker straight on the edges of the die cut.
The painting she is making is actually a blank canvas. I tried to stamp the tulip using a Martha Stewart stamp but it did not work very well so I ended up just coloring it myself. As you can see I'm not a very good artist....LOL.
I hope you will hop over to the Crafting When We Can blog and check out all the other fabulous creations done by my wonderful DT sisters. See you in the challenge. You have two weeks to get it done so lets get going!
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Welcome to another fabulous challenge at
We are sponsored by
She has the cutest digis. I just love that little frog too.
Our challenge this fortnight is "Bright Colors". I love bright colors. I use them all the time. I think they make the cards just POP.
This image is called Lizabeth Rockabilly. I think she is so pretty. I picked her to do a special birthday card for my niece Cara. Isn't she just a doll!
She likes to think so. She is such a ham for a camera. Cara is going to be 10 years old this month. She is finally in double digits. She is so excited about her birthday but upset that it is always right when school starts back up.
I hope you will visit all the other fabulous creations and then join in the challenge at Crafting When We Can.