Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014 - Bestie World DT Color Challenge

Hello again my friends.  Welcome from warm sunny Florida.  Yep we are on a little side trip right now and are certainly enjoying this beautiful weather.  We love being around all these palm trees.  Somehow they are soothing.  :-)  

Well once again It's time for the Bestie World DT challenge.  This time it is a color challenge and red seemed to be the main focus of the photo we were to get our inspiration from, so red it is.  LOL   Hope you all like my take on the challenge.  

I just love this image as I do all of Sherri Baldy's Besties.  :-)  She is Image 208 and you can find her in Sherri's Etsy Shop HERE

Well for the life of me I can't remember the manufacturer of the papers I used this time.  But I will tell you that I purchased them from Scrapbook Creations in Spartanburg, SC.  A couple of papers were also some snipets in my stash.  :-)  

I colored her with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.  I tend to use those lately as I am so enjoying coloring with them.  If you have never used them......they are so easy to use.  I only use a dry blending stump to blend with.  

Faber Castell Polychromos
Lace from my stash
Red Bling from AC Moore
Butterfly charm from AC Moore
Dies:  Spellbinders, LaLa Land Crafts Banner, Cherry Lynn Doily 
Red Stickles and Crystal Stickles

All these sweet images always put a smile on my face.  Hope they do yours also.  :-) 

Would love for you to take a look at the other DT members cards and come join us in our challenge.  Please visit the blog and if you will please leave comments.  We so appreciate them.  You can go the blog by clicking HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog.  I would so love for you to leave a comment and I sure hope you enjoy my creations.  

Happy Stamping and Many hugs,


Sunday, May 18, 2014

May 19, 2014 - Anything but A Square Card

Happy Monday everyone.  Well we have had an absolutely beautiful week of sunny and warm weather and I sure hope it is like that wherever you are located.  

Today is the day for our new Aussie DT challenge and as you can see from the title above, it is Anything But A Square Card.  So once again the ole thinking cap went on and I decided to pull out my large Spellbinder dies and use them for an easel card.  I am ashamed to say these dies have been under my cutting table for several years (ever since I purchased a Grand Calibur) and I had not used them yet.  So this was a good excuse to pull them out.  :-)  But guess what......I used the 3 smallest die in the set and 
 my trusty electric Big Shot that was already on my cutting table cut them beautifully.  LOL  

For this challenge, I chose Sherri Baldy's image called Viola Violet.  I love this image.....well truth be known.....I love all of Sherri Baldy's images.  :-)  If you like her as much as I do and wish to purchase her, you can find her by clicking HERE

Here is my card when it is closed.  

Now tell me, don't you just love this cute imge???  

Here is the card when it is opened.

When I first saw this image, I immediately knew I wanted to use  Red and Blue for the card.  So I went to my trusty paper stash and came up with exactly what I wanted.  That rarely happens.  Even with all the paper I have on hand, and believe me I have way too much, I seem to always be going to the craft store and picking up more to add to my stash.  LOL  

I have to admit something here......I am NOT a baseball fan, however when I saw this image I had to have it.  She has such a "sassy" look about her with her stance and I thought, yeppers she is my kinda gal.  :-)  I really should have made this card for my BFF Suzanne J. Dean 'cause she is one of the biggest baseball fans I know and as she pointed out to me today, I chose the Nat's colors and I shouldn't  tell my hubby, because  he is a big die hard Braves fan.  LOL 

Not being a "sports" fan, I have no sentiments that were appropriate for this, so I sat down at the computer and thought of some sayings that would be cute with this image.  So I typed them all up in Word and then went searching on the internet and found some clip art that I inserted below the saying.  I thought it worked out good.  The one I finally used is not the one I originally thought I would use, but it is so appropriate, because I feel this way about my sweet hubby of 49 years.  He IS my home run!!!!!!

Supplies Used:
Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Grand Dies
Memory Box flourish Die
La La Land Crafts banner Die
Faber Castell PolyChromos Pencils
Close to My Heart Card Stock and Designer Papers

Ohhhh and did you notice, for once in my life, I did NOT use flowers.  Well flowers just didn't seem like they would work here.  LOL

I sure hope you like my card and I invite you to enter our challenge.  Whether you enter or not, please go and take a look at all the other creations our Aussie Design Team has done.  You can find our challenge blog by clicking HERE

Challenges I am entering:
Besties UK Challenge - HERE

Thanks for stopping by again and I welcome all comments.

Happy Stamping and God Bless,

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 4, 2014 - Aussie DT Challenge Using Flowers and Two Laces

Happy Sunday everyone.  Hope you had a great week-end.  I have been fighting catching a germ the last few days and I sure hope I have kicked it early.  :-)  Got too many wonderful things coming up this week and the next couple to be sick.

So our Aussie Challenge this time is for us to use flowers and two types of laces.  Since I love using flowers and I love lace, it wasn't too hard to visualize my card.  :-)

The image I used from Sherri Baldy's Etsy shop is called Viola Violet and with such a sweet name you can already tell that she should have lace and flowers on her card for sure.  :-)  You can purchase this image by clicking HERE

Here is my card for the challenge.

I decided to color her entire dress using blues and when I finished the blues, I was having a very hard time deciding what other color I wanted to use.  I was texting at the same time I was coloring  to one of my BFF's and she suggested that I use a creamy yellow and that is what I did.  I loved the color combination and luckily I still had some of the creamy flowers left in my stash.  I have been using flowers like crazy lately and I have to replenish my stock.  :-)  Well it sounds like a great excuse to me to order more.  LOL  

The papers I used were ones that I had on hand. The lace at the bottom was found at WalMart believe it or not, but the lace on the corner was purchased from Betty's in Greensboro, NC.  I added the pearls to the lace after I placed on the card.  Flowers are from Wild Orchard.  Love me some Wild Orchard flowers.  :-)  The lace doily die is from Cheery Lynn Dies.  Ticket sentiment is out of a set of stamps from Whimsey.    A dab or two of Stickles was used on the flower in her headband.  

I had lots of fun creating this card and invite you all to come and join us in our Aussie challenge.  Please come and take a look at all the other DT Members cards by clicking HERE

I am entering this in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl Challenges and Inspiration HERE
CreativeFingers Challenge Blog HERE
OutLawz Saturday Challenge HERE
Outlawz May Challenge HERE

Thank you once again for stopping by and welcome to all my new followers.  You are all so appreciated and I welcome all of your comments.  

Happy stamping and hugs to all,