Monday, September 19, 2016

"Snow People" challenge

Joining in the fun at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, where the new theme is "Snow People" (use multiple snowmen).

I looked at a lot of snow people digis and fell in love with this one from Dearie Dolls! I think it's unique and sweet. Also, a friend of mine just had her second baby the other day and I think this digi would make a perfect Christmas card for them!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

Hi! The new challenge starting today at Cards In Envy is "Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall". I couldn't wait to use this cute digi from Whimsie Doodles for my card! The sentiment is from Create With TLC.

Come join in the fun at Cards In Envy, where we keep our cards flat for mailing!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

My cowboy map ATC

I had so much fun making this ATC for a swap in a group I belong to. The theme is "Hit the Road Jack"--using maps, etc.  I just happened to have this map digi in my stash; it is from Create With TLC. I lightly colored in a western sunset background with Prismacolor pencils. Then I stamped the Crackerbox Palace cowboy stamp in black Memento ink. I roughed up the edges, mounted it on a black mat, then on corrugated paper. I added a little bling star sticker and wrote the words "Follow that star" with a white gel pen. A little fuzzy twine and done. I made 7 of these!

I love this theme because I have always loved maps since I was little. My favorite homework was having to draw a map!

Thanks for stopping by today, pard'ner!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Christmas card/sketch challenge

Welcome! I decided to try the new sketch challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Here is the really neat sketch:

It would make a fabulous Clean and Simple Card, which I'm pretty sure I'm physically unable to make!
I love Christmas villages (I have one) and the sketch just gave me the idea to make a "mini village" card using digi house stamps from Vera Lane Studio. I photographed my card flat so you may be able to see that I popped up the middle house.
 I definitely will use this sketch again and keep trying for that elusive Clean and Simple! I might try this same idea again with Christmas houses, but make them smaller and use just black, white and red...hmm.
Don't ya just love these Vera Lane Studio houses? I added the tiny bow to the center one to make a wreath.

Another cute Halloween card

Another card for the challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids. 

Tiddly Inks digi stamp "Peekaboo Bugg"
Copic sketch markers
Tim Holtz ribbon

Cute Halloween cards for kids

Hi. The new challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids is cute, not scary, Halloween or autumn cards for kids. I made two Halloween cards with digis from Tiddly Inks. I will post them separately.

                                                                Digi Stamp: Tiddly Inks My Batty Hero
                                                                Copic sketch markers

Monday, September 5, 2016

"For the Kids" Challenge at CIE

Hello and welcome! The new challenge starting today at Cards In Envy is "For the Kids", always a fun theme!

I used this cute "Elfie" digi from Di's Digital Stamps. She is colored with Copics.

Come on over and join the fun at Cards In Envy!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hello September!

Welcome! This is the day to get out my Vera Lane Studio "September" digi set and make a card:

Image: #veralanestudio
DP: Authentique "Something for All Seasons" 6x6
Ranger Distress Inks
Punch Bunch leaf punch
Have a good day!