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June 22, 2018

Lori's Garden Vines

Hi, hope you are having a great day and have lots of
fun stuff planned for the weekend.

Today I have a card to share with you that I made using
this weeks Wednesday sketch over at The Outlawz.

When I saw this sketch I thought "oh man what am I going to
use for that flourish in the corners."
I looked through my dies and didn't find anything so I
went to Cricut Design Space and searched for
flourish, and didn't see anything so then I search corners
thinking maybe some fancy corners would come up.
Well, I did find the perfect corner flourish for my card.
I spent a lot of time looking through my stash for the perfect thingsto use to make this card.  I had picked out my paper before
I found the pretty corners and they came from an
SEI pack called Aunt Gerti's Garden.  The center polka square
was from the same paper pack.
Then when I found that flower in my stash I knew it wouldbe great for this sketch. 
The vine corners are from the Cricut Imagine cartridge
called Lori's Garden.  I think this was my favorite Imagine
cartridge.  I am so happy that I can access all my Imagine
cartridges in Design Space.  I printed and cut them using
my Explore and they cut perfectly, I was a bit worried because
some of the branches were so thin.
The happy birthday wishes is a Catherine Pooler die and
I thought it worked great on this card.
I didn't realize that the vines corners and the paper
are both from a garden named pack.
I just noticed that there is nothing colored or stamped
on this card, weird for me.

I hope you like my card, would love to hear your thoughts.

Challenges entered:
Crafting With Friends - anything goes 
Crafty Catz - anything goes/twist blooms
Creative Fingers - anything goes


June 20, 2018

Dancing Girl

Hi, I have a quick fun card to share today.

I am trying to do some cleans & simple cards sometimes I
have a hard time leaving so much blank space, but I find as
I am doing more of then it becomes a bit easier.

This week over at CASology the theme is "jumpy".
At CASology is always clean & simple cards and then with 
a theme.

Here is what I came up with.

The stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps and I have had it for many
years, in fact, I don't think they are even in business anymore.
I colored her with my Prisma Pencils and then added a bit of 
watercolor background.  Stamped a sentiment
added a few sequins and that was it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

June 18, 2018

Multi Step Stamping

Hello, I have another card to share with you that is 
using the Kitchen Sink stamp multi stamping flower.
This is the same stamp as I used in my last post, while I was
making the previous card I had stamped out a few of the
flowers in different colors to decide which colors I wanted
to use.  So when I saw the sketch this week at 
Crazy 4 Challenges it was perfect to use one of those
flowers I had stamped.

Here is the sketch

and here is my card.
I replaced the center square with a circle that I die cut using a 
stitched circle. All the papers are from a Close to my Heart
paper pack called Roxie.  It is a few years old but I love the colors
and patterns.
Even the 2 strips across the card, they are the top strip
of 12 x 12 piece of paper that I cut off.

It was a simple card to put together but I love how it 
turned out.
Thanks for stopping by.


June 14, 2018

Flowers of Friendship

Hello, hope everyone is doing well.
Today I have a card to share with you that I created following
the sketch this week at 
A couple years ago I heard of stamp company named
Kitchen Sink Stamps most of their stamps are multi-step stamps
so the images you stamp all the layers separate so it gives
them dimension.
Both of the flowers were stamped in 4 layering including the
center.  The sentiment is from the same set.  The set
is called Daisy you can check it out HERE.
I used Catherine Pooler inks to stamp them,
The yellow background in an embossing folder from
Cuttlebug.
That is it, hope you liked my card and I am grateful you stopped by.

Challenges entered:
Freshly Made Sketches - sketch - ends 6/18
4 Crafty Chicks - Birds & Blooms - ends 6/20
Aud Sentiments - anything goes/sentiment - end 6/18
Crafting with Attitude - anything goes - ends 6/24
Southern Girls - anything goes - ends 6/27

June 12, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch

Hi I have another card to share with you today.
I have felt like messing around with my Distress Oxides to
make some background papers.  When I saw the sketch this 
week at CAS(E) this sketch I knew it was perfect for using some
Distressed paper.

Here is the sketch this week.


Here is what I came up with.

I used watercolor paper and did some smooching using my Oxides 
in the colors Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Candies Apple.  I love this combination of colors.  I popped the 
                                 watercolor strip to give it dimension.
I stamped the flower using a Simon Says Stamp and then colored
it using the same colors then misted it with water and hand cut it out.
The happy birthday stamp is from Bo Bunny.
I added a few sequins to bling it up a bit and that was it.
I had so much fun making the watercolor paper I made a few
other in different colors while I was at it.

Thanks for stopping by.

June 8, 2018

A Humorous Birthday

Hi, today I have a card with a bit of humor on it

I have had this stamp set for a number of years and haven't
used it much.  I love chickens so when I saw this stamp set
from Rubbernecker I had to buy it.

I made this card following the sketch from last week over at 
The Outlawz.
I stamped the chicken on kraft cardstock using 
Catherine Pooler inks, Eucalyptus and Sauna.  I used my
MISTI (as I do for all my stamping) so I could stamp it
a couple times to make it show up on the kraft.
The chickens and the sentiment are both from the same
Mark's Finest stamp set, unfortunately, they have closed
down their shop.  I must have bought these stamps 6-7 years ago.
I used my chicken wire embossing folder for the background and
the background chicken paper is a single sheet I had.
Added a bit of twine and that was it.
I will enter this in the Retro Rubber challenge that
wants you to give your love to some old stamps.  The challenge
is open until June 15th so you still have time if you wish to play along.

Well, I hope you liked my card and got a chuckle out of it.
Just have to figure out who I can send it to that would get a chuckle also.


June 7, 2018

A Cheery Get Well

Hello all, when I started to make this card following the sketch this week
over at Sketch Saturday I knew I wanted to use the new
ink colors from Catherine Pooler.  As I was working on the pieces
and started to put it together I thought it was just
right to cheer someone who is sick up.  The colors are
so bright and cheerful.

This is the sketch.



I started out by stamping the atrip across the card with a 
dotted stamp that came in the last Stamp of Approval box using the
new inks, Limoncello, Grape Crush and Be Mine and then a 
little bit of All that Jazz.  I just love these inks, the colors are
so vibrant and the names are so fun.
Then using those same inks colors I watercolored the vase and flowers,
The vase & flowers are a Gina K stamp I have had for a long time.
The sentiment is a Rubbernecker stamp, stamped in Grape Crush.
I embossed the yellow using a Darcie embossing folder.

Thank for stopping by to take a peek at my card.

Challenges entered:
Sketch Saturday - sketch ends 6/8
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes + a sentiment - ends 6/18
Crafting with Attitude - Anything goes - ends 6/24
Creative Knockouts - Anything goes - ends 6/23



June 4, 2018

Kokopelli - Have a Great Day

Hi, back to share another card with you.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
For this card I followed the sketch this week over at
The House that Stamps Built.


Here is the sketch.

I live in the desert in Arizona so I love all the southwestern things, when
I saw this stamp from Repeat Impressions I just had to get it.

I colored it with my Poloychromo pencils and mounted it on a distressed piece of paper.  I embossed the side panel with a southwestern embossing folder
then a simple square embossing paper on the back.
To the corners I used my Nuvo drops to had some copper dots.

So that is it, I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by.

May 29, 2018

(CAS)E this Sketch

I play along this week at the
(CAS)E sketch challenge, I love CAS or clean and simple
but I often have a hard time with them. 
So I made this card following this sketch.

So out of my comfort zone but I am pleased with how it turned out.

I wanted to use the latest 4 Catherine Pooler inks that
just came out.  A couple of them actually came on in a previous
Stamp of Approval box, but they were just added to the store. 
I wish the colors would show up better in the picture.
The bottom circle are stamped in Grape Crush, the dots above it
in Limoncello and Be Mine.  The dotted line was stamping
using All Tha Jazz.  I love CP inks they are so vibrant and stamp perfectly. 

Maybe I can get more comfortable doing CAS cards if I practice them and make some more.


May 25, 2018

Watercolor Background

Hi, woohoo posting 2 days in a row.

I love creating a card following a sketch and recently I ran across another
challenge that has a weekly sketch challenge it is

Here is the sketch for this week.

I was drawn to the watercolor look of the yellow in the background
so I got out my Catherine Pooler inks and went to work.


I used 2 of the colors from the Spa Collection for the watercolor look,
Stone Blur and Rose Petals.  Then for the strip across I cut out
a piece of paper using one of the new CP border dies that came in the
lasted SOA box.  Then I colored it using Daydream ink.
The butterfly is a Close to my Heart Stamp, that I stamped in
Stone Blue then with an aqua brush I filled in the pink area with
the Rose Petals ink.  To finish it off I added a couple
flower buttons.

Challenges entered:
Paper Craft Crew  sketch - ends 5/29
Clean and Simple - CAS card - ends 5/29
QKR Stampede  - Anything goes - ends 5/31


May 24, 2018

You're the Best - Angie girl

Hi, finally got to get back in my room and create 
something.
This card I created using Unity Stamps and following the sketch

Here is the sketch, a rather simple one this week.


I changed up the center a bit to use an oval instead of 
a square.
I have a BFF that is great and always there for me even if it
is just to get together and have a couple glasses of wine and chat.
So I wanted to make a card to send her to tell her how special she is to me.

I stamped the Unity Angie Girl stamp from the "Today I am Happy" set on kraft cardstock.  I colored her using my Polychromo pencils.  The color I
like the best on kraft is red but I wanted to give the purple a try.
This would also be a great image to paper piece her hat and shirt.
I cut an oval frame using a Gina Marie die out of purple paper
that has a sling chevron pattern to it.
The background is a piece of paper from a Watercolor stack from Michaels.
I embossed the background paper but then ran it through again after I embossed it but not inside the folder but underneath it.  This flattens the pattern a bit to
make it have a softer look to it.  The "you're the best" is also a Unity stamp from the Butterflies & Sunbeams set.

Thanks for taking the time to spot by and take a peek at my blog.

Challenges entered:
Unity Stamps Facebook page - use an Angie girl
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch - ends 5/27
Elliebelle's Crafting - girls & ladies - ends 5/31
Crafty Creations - anything goes - 6/10
Crafty Gals Corner  - anything goes - ends 6/5





May 20, 2018

Comfort and Peace

Hi, I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Today I have a card to share with you that I made following the
sketch this week over at The Outlawz Wednesday sketch
challenge.

Here is the sketch for this week.



I used some single sheet paper for the script part and the bottom I embossed with a Darci embossing folder.  The
center was stamped using a couple Unity stamps.  Luckily I
didn't need a sympathy card right now but it is always nice
to have handy when you do it.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

May 16, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Hi all, I have a quick card to post for you today.

I was messing around with my Distress Oxide inks and made the
paper to look like water.

The fish is from NitWits "From the Sea" collection.  I just imported it into Design Space and cut it out using my Explore.  The bubbles are a stamp from Designs by Ryn you can check it out HERE.  I love how real they look.  Then the Sentiment stamp is from Rubbernecker Stamps.
That is it, came out pretty cute.
Thanks for taking a minute to check out my blog.
Challenges entered:
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Little Red Wagon - Animals in or by the water

April 26, 2018

WOW - Long time no Post

Hello, I had no idea it has been nearly month since I posted
on my blog till my sister-in-law asked if something was wrong.

So today I will share a couple cards with you that are along
the same color scheme.

The first one I used some paper, for the squares that I had 
colored or created using Distress Inks.
I cut the squares using a stitched die and mounted them on black. 
The bow I cut using my Cricut Explore, and the background I embossed
using a Spellbinder 3D folder called Cane Weave.
I love how the embossing looks.

This next card I used up a lot of scraps on.
The background I had made using scraps of paper from the
CTMH paper pack Laughing Lola.  I had put the background together a few years ago and it had been sitting on my desk waiting for me to create
something with it.
The feather is a Unity Stamp designed by Gina K.  I was following a sketch so I added the 3 buttons along the side of the image and then stamped the
happy birthday on a banner.

So there you go, now you know I am still around just didn't sit down and type up a post.
Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by.

March 30, 2018

A Baseball Birthday

Two happy things happen this week.
Baseball season starts and it is my hubby's birthday.
He loves baseball and nearly had a chance to play
professional but I guess it was not meant to be.
So I made him a baseball birthday card.
When I saw this sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches
I knew it would be perfect for his birthday card.

I had found this Arizona Diamondbacks a year or so ago so
I just used it as the background.  The baseball was cut using
my Cricut Explore and the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.
The happy birthday was cut and written with the Explore also. 
The panel across the card I embossed using a Teresa Collins
embossing folder.  That is it, it was a pretty simple card.
Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend and a
very Happy Easter.

March 18, 2018

Spring Birthday - Distress Oxides

Hi, today I have a card to share with you that I created
following the sketch this week at

Here is the sketch.

I thought this looked like a fun sketch to create.
I love to create my own background paper using various mediums
and lately, I got the urge to place with my Distress Oxides. 


So using some Bristol paper I made a piece of paper using Oxides
in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Wilted Violet.
I love this combination of colors.  I made a larger piece so that I could
just cut off a panel for this card but still have the rest of the paper to use on another card.  
The colors reminded me of Easter but I didn't want to make an Easter
card because I probably would not use it as I don't send out
Easter cards.
The purple edge I made using one of my Fiskars punches.  The purple
circle is a Unity stamp that I stamped using Catherine Pooler
ink Sweet Sixteen and then hand cut it out.  The sentiment is
also a Unity stamp.  Cp inks are the greatest.
  The butterfly is from Stampin up that
is a 3 step stamp, so I used the same colors as I used on the panel.

Well I am just getting this one in under the wire at
MFT Sketch Challenge so I better get this posted.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Challenge entered:
a2z Scrapbooking - anything goes - ends 3/31
A Inky Mess - anything goes with mixed media - ends 3/24
Always a Happy Birthday - Birthday anything goes - ends 3/30



March 15, 2018

Sending Birthday Wishes X 2

Hello, hope everyone is doing well and avoiding the
icky stuff that is going around.  I have been lucky (knock on wood)
and have avoided it so far, my hubby not so lucky he has
been sick this week.

Well on to my cards, I have a couple of birthday cards to
share with you today both using the same
greeting stamp.

This one I used papers from a stack I have had for years
that has coordinating colors and patterns.  Makes it easier to
pick out papers.  The oval was cut with a die, the butterfly was a
punch and the vine is a die and stamp from one of the 
Stamp of Approval boxes.  

I created this card using Altenew flowers stamps with matching dies.
These flower stamps are a 3 layer stamp process, I love that it makes the flowers more dimensional.  The background I made using a stencil and some
Catherine Pooler Garden Party ink.  

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my cards today.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Creations - anything goes - ends 3/26
Creative Moments - anything goes - ends 3/19
Inspiration Destination - anything goes - ends 3/27



March 6, 2018

Hello, today I have a couple cards to share with you 
that came from 2 different sheets of 
K & Company paper from the Floral Dreams stack.  This is one
of my favorite K&Company stacks. 

Here is the first of the two cards.
 I made this card following a sketch, so when I cut the two pieces
of background paper on an angle, I thought well I may as
well, make another card right way with the other 2 pieces.
This one I used a couple Gina K stamps, for the flowers and the sentiment.
I colored the flowers with my Copic markers and die cut them out
using a Spellbinder die.

And here is the second one using those leftover papers.
I stamped the flower using a Stampin Up stamp and
then colored it using my Zig Clean Color pens.  The flower and the
circle sentiment was cut using a Gina Marie die.

I really like the way both of these turned out.  I am thinking this may be a great
idea to mass produce some Christmas cards this year.  I think I may
have to make a couple soon so I don't forget.

Thanks for stopping to take a peak.

March 5, 2018

Noah's Ark by Rick St Dennis

Hi, I am back to share my card for this months

This month our sponsor is Rick St Dennis you can see all his images HERE at his on-line shop. 

Here is my card.
This is one of the images we got to work with.
I have to say is not one of my finest.  I am not too happy with how it turned
out, maybe I will try to color is again using Copics, this one was done
with my Polychromo pencils.  
If I do color another one I will come back here and post it.

Well, you have until the end of the month to join in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.

February 25, 2018

Pocket full of Posies - Bugaboo

Oh geez, am I running behind, but I have
a good reason.  We had been out of town for my son's
                       wedding, now I have to get cracking of getting some
                                                  of my projects done.

It was time for the Bugaboo Crafty Challenge on the
15th of February so here is my project.


I chose this cute image from Bugaboo called
Flower Pocket.  I colored the flowers using my Copic markers
and they are much more vibrant in person.  I cut the image
out using one of my Gina Marie dies, then cut a mat
layer with my Cricut Explore.
Yellow and purple are one of my favorite color combinations, so I
just went with plain colored paper and embossed each side.
I will put a sentiment on it when I decide how I would use it, I thought it would make a great get well card or thinking of you.

So that is it for my card.
And for all those wondering the wedding was awesome. 
I have never seen a couple so happy and so very much in love, it just lit 
up the whole room.

Head on over to the Crafting Circle and join in the fun.



February 20, 2018

Layered Birthday cake

Hi, I am really excited to share this card with you today.
Sometimes I play along at PowerPoppy's blog (they always have many different challenges going on) and the 
Hues to Use challenge, well I was so thrilled when I got an email
from Julie at Power Poppy asking me if I wanted to be a guest
designer for this week's Hues to Use.  Of course, I said yes!


So here are the colors I was to use for the challenge.

Magenta, White & Gray.

I chose to use the Layer Cake that Marcella drew.  Marcella is a fabulous artist, you will have to go take a look around her shop PowerPoppy.  She has some
fanstatic flower images then she generally draws from flowers in her own garden.

I was worried a bit about getting the gray in there bu, in the end,d I think I pulled it off.
And THEN something else happened (I think me being a guest designer was meant to be), I get monthly emails from Amy Shulke at Vanilla Arts witha free image and the "recipe" for coloring it.  Amy also has monthly instructional Livestream for a small fee, well wouldn't you know it this months video was on coloring this exact PowerPoppy Layer cake image.
YIPPIE!!!!!! I signed up immediately and boy am I ever glad I did.
Her Livestream instructions are the best I have ever seen.  Her approach to coloring is great and helped me tremendously because she
doesn't concentrate on "light source" which I have always had a hard time with.
However, following her instructions you can see how much dimension you
can add and this was my FIRST class of hers.
Thr background was done using Distress Inks and the image was colored
primarily Copic markers.  Then she uses Prisma pencils and
Staedtler triplus fineline pens to add in details.  Just the small details she teaches you makes all the difference in the world.
So working together with a Power Poppy image and Amy's instructional videos
it was a win win for me and I am sure it would
be for you also, so check out PowerPoppy images and then head on over
and see what is going on at Vanilla Arts.

Oops, sorry got sidetracked a bit.  I made the card by cutting out a
rectangle in the center of the front panel because I wanted to
mount the image behind the cut-out.  Then using a Gina Marie die
I cut the magenta loopy rectangle, then had to cut the center part out.
I embossed the white panel using a Cuttlebug folder and added a few sequins.
The sentiment is also from PowerPoppy that I printed and cut out using
my Cricut Explore.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look around and reading
through my long-winded post.

February 11, 2018

Wedding Wishes & Love

Hi, I am excited to share this card with you but more so
for the reason behind it.

My son lives in Colorado and I live in Arizona so I don't
get to see him very often.  He did surprise us and show up
for Thanksgiving along with his fiance, we just love her and she
makes my son very happy.  I had to make them a special card for
their wedding.
 I created following the sketch this week over
at Die Cutting Divas.  I flipped the center piece but otherwise
followed the sketch.


It is a half size card or an 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock folded in half so
it is a larger card. I cut the loopy center oval using a Gina Marie die, then layered a plain oval cut from pearl linen paper. 
I struggled so long to figure out what I wanted to put in the center, then 
I saw this heart cut with the swirls using the Wall Decor Cricut cartridge and my Explore.  Then I cut the word love also with my Explore, both the swirls and the love are cut from gold mirror paper.  So hard to take a good picture of this
kind of paper, but this card is beautiful in person.  The top paper is a very pretty pearl paper that is embossed, I got it from the single sheets at Michaels.
The sentiment is also a die cut and is stamped using a Stampin Up stamp and heat embossed in gold.  The bottom strip of paper is also from Michaels single sheets and is very sparkly and glittery. 
So with all this sparkle & shine and love, this card also fits into
this month's Power & Sparkle Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog.

I just have to finish up the inside of this card and then it will be already to hand deliver to them at their wedding Colorado.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, have a great week.

Challenges entered:
Die Cuttin Divas -  sketch must have a die cut - ends 2/12
Power & Spark - Love and/or Sparkle - ends 2/28
A Gem of a Challenge - Have a Heart - end 2/15
All Sorts Challenge - Love is in the Air - ends 2/15
Crafty Calendar Challenge - 2 or more layers - ends 2/28




February 1, 2018

Sparkly Bettie Bow

Hi, it is that time of the month again over at the 

This month our challenge is Digistamps4Joy and I have to tell
you I had never heard of them till they came to be our sponsor.
There is pages and pages of images to chose from, make sure you
go check them out.

So here is my project using the Bettie Bow image, she is
just so sweet.

I wanted to do something a bit sassy so I chose some bold
colors.  I love the combination of red & turquoise.   I knew I wanted
red and something, I tossed around yellow or blue in my head but I
am glad I decided on this combination.
I colored her using my Copic markers and then add some sparkle
to the bows with my SpectrumNoir Sparkle pen, unfortunately,
 it does not show up in the picture.  I stamped a Penny Black sentiment
using Catherine Poolers ink called "All that Jazz" and then heat embossed it with sparkle embossing powder on the circle die cuts.  I then cut out the image using a wonky stitched die and mounted it on to red & turquoise paper which
I distressed the edges.  The base of the card are papers from an
old DCWV pack. 

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog, make sure you go
and play along with the 

January 24, 2018

Trying to get a head start

Hi, back to share a quick card with you today.

As with the last one I made it for the Power & Spark challenge
this month over at the Power Poppy blog.

This month's challenge was to grab a sketch from CardMaps
and make a card following the sketch.

Here is the sketch I chose for this card.

And here is the card I made
For this, I thought I would color the Candy Cane image from Power Poppy
and get a headstart on my Christmas cards.  I am going to try and create
Christmas cards all year long so it won't be such a big rush at the last minute.

Well that's it for today, you can keep checking back in on my blog to
see if I really do make some Christmas cards all year long. 


January 21, 2018

Sunflowers by Bugaboo

Hi, sorry kind of running behind a week or so with
over at the Crafting Circle. 

I chose this simple Sunflower image from Bugaboo digis 
to use for this months card. 


I watercolored the image using my Distress Oxide inks and kept it
simple.  Found some paper in one of my K&Company stacks that
picked up the colors in the image perfectly.
I used a Gina Marie die to cut the scalloped frame to go around
the image.

Thanks for stopping by have a great week.

January 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Mom

Hi, I am back to share another card I made using
a PowerPoppy image.  It is actually for their
For this month's challenge, PowerPoppy teamed up
with CardMaps so you had to use one of the sketches
over at CardMaps

Here is the sketch I chose to use for my card.
 As many of you know I love following a sketch so this was the
perfect challenge for me, PLUS there is a $50 gift card to 
the PowerPoppy store up for grabs. 

Here is my card.
My Mom's birthday is coming up next month so I thought I would
make a card for her.  I colored the Pansies digital image using
my Copic markers.    I also created this card using the colors
this week over at the PowerPoppy blog for the 
Hues to Use challenge.  This week the colors were really challenging
so I thought the best way to use them is on flowers. 

So I was lucky enough to combine the 2 challenges.  There is always
something going on at the PowerPoppy blog so be sure and check it out. 

Well thanks for stopping to take a peek, hope you have a 
great day.

January 10, 2018

Well HELLO Dahlia

Hi, I have a nice Spring colors card to share with you
today.  I created this card using the colors from
the challenge on the PowerPoppy blog called
I made this card following a sketch challenge I do at the
Crafting Circle, I thought it worked great for this image.
The image is a digital image from PowerPoppy called
Hello Dahlia and is a set with 3 images and 2 sentiments.
I printed the image twice and colored it with my Zig Clean Color
brush markers.  The larger flower I colored twice then hand cut it out
and popped it on top to add some dimension to the image.

New Hues to Use go up every Tuesday at the PowerPoppy blog
but the link always stays open so you can post anytime.
There are several different challenges going on all the time
at PowerPoppy even one that has a $50 prize to shop in
the Power Poppy store.  So head on over and check them out.

January 8, 2018

Happy New Year - Dilly Dilly

Well Happy 2018 to all, I know, I know I am a little late
but the wish for a happy, healthy and crafty New Year is
still meant very much.

We say this every year or it seems to get worse every year but this 
past holiday season really kicked my butt or got me so
chasing my tail I couldn't get anything done. 
I did manage to get this little project done just in the
knick of time to give my brother-in-law for Christmas.
He is a pretty funny guy so always try to do something with a chuckle
for him.  

           Recently a beer commercial came out where there are several different
medieval versions which all at some point they
say "Dilly-Dilly".  Well my hubby and his brother now are
always saying "dilly-dilly" to each other for any old
reason that suits their fancy at the time, so I thought it
would be perfect to make him this shirt.

I was pretty happy with how it turned out, I think I chose the perfect
font and the crown is symbol from the Ancient font.
Sorry the picture is not so great but at least you can see it.

Our theme or challenge this month  at the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge 
was to use something you got
for Christmas in your project, well I didn't get anything crafty 
for Christmas but I got a new laptop (woo-hoo) so I used it to design this
in Cricut Design Studio and cut it out with my Cricut Explore.
I used HTV or heat transfer vinyl and ironed it on the shirt.

So head on over and join in the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge,
there is a $20 Kit & Clowder gift card up for grabs.

Well, I thought I would throw this in here, since it is that
same crazy BIL birthday this month.  Here is the card
I made for him.
The image I have had for years and is from
Digis with an Attitude but unfortunately I don't think they
are in business anymore.