Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27 - My Besties Aussie Challenge - Bakers Twine and Charms

Good Monday evening to one and all.  Sure hope you are are doing well and I cannot believe we are getting ready for another round of wicked weather.  Seems like every time I post lately, there is a big storm getting ready to hit my friends.  So once again, I say.....stay safe and stay warm.

So our Aussie Challenge this time was using bakers twine and charms.  This was a great challenge, however, I did not bring any twine or charms with me on our trip, so I had to quickly make a trip to AC Moore.  Now you know that was a real chore, right???   LOL   NOT!!!!!   Going to a craft store is NEVER a chore.  :-)

I absolutely adore the image for this challenge.  It is IMG 156 2 and can be found in Sherri's Etsy Shop here.

So here is my card for this challenge.  I used mostly the Tim Holtz Distressed markers, but also used one or 2 of Stampin Up and Close to My Heart markers.

Here are two more views so you can see how it looks from the side.  So enjoyed making this style card.

And a view from the other side.  -)

Flowers are from Wild Orchard.  Love love love those flowers.

Please visit the My Besties DT blog and join us in this challenge using bakers twine and charms.  We would love to see your creations.,  You can enter your cards on the blog by clicking Here

I am entering this in the following challenges
Delightful Digis -
More Than two Folds Bestie Challenge
Created With Love

Thank you one and all for stopping by and spending a little time on my blog.  I truly appreciate your visit and ask that you leave a comment and let me know if you are enjoying my posts, my cards, and if there are any suggestions or requests, please let me know.

Happy Stamping and hugs to all.

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014 - My Besties Aussie Challenge

Well it is a wonderful Monday here is sunny Florida and I hope and pray that those of you who have been affected by the bad winter weather are having some better days.

I am excited to share with you all my very first card as a Design Team Member of the My-Besties Aussie DT Group.  Our challenge this time was Anything Goes - Butterflies.  Since butterflies hold a very special place in my life, I was very excited about this challenge. 

The name of the image is "Tina Tatters", IMG973 from Sherri Ann Baldys Etsy Shop. To purchase this image Click Here

Image: My Bestie IMG 983
Hair: DM (Distressed Markers) - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Skin: DM Scattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick
Clothing:  DM  - Shaded Lilac, SU Pear Pizzazz
Eyes:  DM - Broken China
Flowers:  Wild Orchid
Dies:  Spellbinders, Memory Box, Ellentina
Sentiment:  Hero Arts
Punch - Stampin Up

I so enjoyed watercoloring this precious image and I hope that you like it.  We will have another challenge coming up the end of the month.

Please go to our Aussie DT Blog and see the other DT Members creations.  We would also love for you to take this challenge with us.

To go to the Aussie DT Blog  Click Here

That's is for today.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog.  I truly appreciate everyone of you coming by and would appreciate your comments.

Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Brrrrrrr.....Baby It is Cold Outside

WOW it has been wicked weather lately,especially the last couple of days, and I sure hope that all of you are staying warm and healthy.  I think most everyone is "over" this weather and wanting Spring to hurry up and come.

I promised last time that I had a very special announcement to make and I am here today to do it.  I am so excited and honored to have been asked to join the Aussie Bestie Design Team.  If you have never heard of or seen the Besties  designed by Sherri Ann Baldy, I'm sure you will fall in love with them the first time you see them....just like I did.  I have been a great customer ever since I saw my first digital image.  Yes these images come in digis along with rubber stamps, and much much more.  These "big eyed" Besties  will just sneak into your heart and if you are like me, you have to have them all.  LOL  Check out Sherri's FB page.  There are some beautiful card examples there and Sherri has some great sales from time to time.

So the other day Sherri shared a new image with her Design Teams and asked us to color the image and I wanted to share the card  I just finished.  I don't think she has a name yet, but I call her Ms. BunnyLuv.  :-)  Most of you know that I absolutely love to watercolor and love the watercolor look.  So yeppers, I pulled out my trusty markers and went to work.  For this image I used mostly the Distressed Markers, but I also used a couple of Stamping Up and Close To My Heart markers.  They work really well together.  I also use Canson W/C paper and print the digis on my ink-jet printer.  One hint....I was having problems with the ink running and put a question out on one of the FB groups I belong to on how to watercolor using digi images without the ink running.  Thank goodness some kind soul responded to use a hair dryer, set on high, and heat set the ink.  Guess what....IT WORKED!!!!   This made me a happy happy gal.

Here is my card.  Hope you like it.  I certainly enjoyed coloring the image and designing the card.  I am entering this in the first ever Fantasy Stampers Challenge.

This image is one of my favorites from Sherri Baldy, My Besties IMG 2062.  Here is link for image

I am also entering this in Summer Fun with a Bestie Stamp at

Keep warm my friends.....I will have my first DT challenge card coming up soon.
Hugs and blessings.