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August 21, 2018

A Simple Card

Hello, hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
Today I have a simple card to share with you following
the sketch over at The Stamping Bug.


I have a hard time doing CAS so I embossed the background.  When
I was first picking out my paper, I could not decide whether to us
the coral paper or the turquoise paper so I just
used both for a matting.  I stamped the
sentiment and that was about it.

There is still time left if you want to play along with this CAS sketch

Here is the sketch.

August 16, 2018

Midnight Dahlia

Hi, today I have something to share with you that is
not a card.
Every month at Vanilla Arts, Amy Shulke does a live stream 
to teach coloring and she is am an amazing teacher.  I love
her style of teaching.
It is always a Power Poppy image so this month
the image was Midnight Dahlia.


I so could not color this without Amy's help.  I am pretty happy with
how it turned out, except for my stars in the background­čśĆ.
The background is made on Cryogen paper using distress inks,
Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord.
It measures about 6 1/4 so I am not sure what I will
do with it.

Well, thanks for stopping by. 



August 10, 2018

Hot Air Balloon - Dreams

Hi today I have a card to share with you using a 
Close to My Heart stamp and pack of paper.
Over at the Outlawz they have a challenge every Sunday
that is called Songs & Rhymes, this week the song is
"Up Up & Away".
I knew right away what I wanted to do, I had had this
hot air balloon stamp and paper pack called Balloon Ride
for several years and it was perfect for this theme.

I stamped the image and then colored it with my Copic
markers trying to match the colors in the paper.  I cut it out using a
Gina Marie Die.  This card also follows the sketch this week
I kind of flipped the sketch a bit to make it work with my image.
The sentiment is a Unity stamp and thought it went well
with the image.

Thanks for stopping by hope you are having a great weekend.

August 8, 2018

Hip HIPPO Hooray!

Hi today I have a fun card to share with you.
I created following the sketch this week at
Here is the sketch.


Isn't that Hippo cute.  The image the progressive freebie challenge
over at the Outlawz and is from Sandra Caldwell
I colored it using Copic markers.  I had the perfect stamp
to go with this image and it is from Pink by Design.

Thanks for stopping by you have plenty of time to play
along with the MFT Sketch Challenge.




August 4, 2018

Yet another Black & White Card

Hi, I have a simple card to share with you.
It is another black and white card for the 
Unity Stamps Facebook challenge, however, it is made
following the sketch over at Palm Trees & Pogo Sticks.
I am just getting in under the wire because the challenge ends
tomorrow.


The image is from a Unity stamp set called
Insightful Meadows.  The sentiment is also a Unity Stamp.

Well that is it for today, I will try and make something a 
bit more colorful next time.