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 www.bestieschallenge.blogspot.com

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


  1. Beautiful card Pat. I love your soft style of coloring. Each image you do is so beautiful.

    Big hugs, Sher

  2. Wow this is so cute do love these images. Thank you for entering our first ever challenge over at Fantasy Stampers. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon. Love Alison xxx

  3. Just stopping by your blog, and had to laugh we have the same title to our post. Baby its cold outside. LOL

    I love your card, your coloring is so VERY CUTE

  4. Pat, your card is beautiful, hun - I love your colouring and what a great image by Sherri.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers, but as we are purely a stamping blog I am unable to enter your card for the Top 3.

    I hope you aren't offended and would love to see you again with some of your stamps, hun.

    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  5. What a sweet card Pat, lovely colours and the Bestie-digi is sooooooo nice. Thanx for joining us at My Besties US.
    Hugs Plony.

  6. Hey Pat, Just zipped by to see if you had posted a new card. Big Congratulations on your new assignment. I know you'll be a wonderful asset to this team, and I'll check out the digi-s too. Thanks for the hair dryer tip..that should work for copics too. Sometimes my ink will blur when I'm coloring a digi with copics. Love how you've colored Miss BunnyLuv, and your flourish & pretty flowers sent it skyhigh in the beauty stratosphere. Bet you're glad to be in sunny So. Fla, huh? Warmed up to 60 here in Upstate SC today. TFS & Hugs to you both.

  7. Pat, could you provide a link to the site???Thanks! Hugs

  8. What a great card and you have used lovely colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Besties challenges.
    Hugs, Marianne