Monday, September 15, 2014

Sept 15, 2014 - International DT My Bestie Challenge - My Bestie with a Pet

Oh my goodness.  Can you believe it is already the middle of September.  Where oh where does the time go.  We have started having a few cooler days here in the south and believe me these days are really welcome here.  It hasn't been cool enough for the leaves to start turning yet but I'm sure that is just around the corner.  I love fact Autumn and Spring are my two favorite seasons.  

From the title of my blog post you can see that our new DT challenge this month is a My Bestie image with a pet.  Well I knew right from the start which one of Sherri Baldy's beautiful images I was gonna use.  I have two parrots...PJ my sweet little Cockatiel and then Jabber, my sweet African Grey.  First let me tell you that Jabber is very appropriately named.  Just ask any of my friends who have been around him.  I have to chuckle when I think of a couple parties (Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef) that I have had and when the consultants started their presentations, well lets just say that Jabber was trying to out talk/jabber them.  It was so funny, 'cause everytime the consultants tried to speak a little louder....well yep, you got it, Jabber just got louder too.  It was hysterical.  Everyone had a good time, even the consultants.   So My Bestie this tiime can be found on Sherri's Etsy shop HERE.   Sherri has some beautiful images with pets so I'm sure you will find an image that just fits you and your pets.    

Now Jabber doesn't really look like this, but in his honor I colored the tail red.   When I look at this, it just reminds me of holding my sweet boy.  :-)  

I used my Faber Castel Polychromo pencils to color with.  I love the soft look you can get with them.  All of my papers came from my stash and thank goodness I had colors to match my image.  I am getting a little better better about picking my papers first and then coloring my images, but I colored this one months ago when I saw what our challenge would be and didn't have a clue what papers I was going to use.  Believe me, it really works better to choose your papers first.  I try to keep telling myself that.  LOL  

My flowers are from Wild Orchard Crafts.  They are my first "go to" flowers all the time.  The round stamp is from Whimsey.  

Be sure and join the My Besties International DT challenge.  We would love to see your beautiful creations and see which "pet" you chose.  You can enter our challenge by clicking HERE

Wanted to include a photo of my boy so you can see Jabber for real.  :-)  

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog.  Please come back again and I would appreciate your comments.  

Have a wonderful September and I will be back next month with a brand new challenge.  

Happy Stamping and Crafting
Many Hugs and Blessings,

Monday, September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014 - New Aussie DT Challenge

Good Monday morning everyone and welcome to my blog and welcome to September.  Dang we are headed into Autumn very very soon.  I can't believe how quickly this year is passing by.  Hope you all are enjoying beautiful weather where you are.  It has been very sunny and pretty here.  Kinda hot still, but cooler weather is just around the corner for sure.  

Welcome to our new Aussie DT Challenge  - Anything Goes - Using a Bestie and Flowers.  Well that covers two of my most favorite things when I make a card.  Yeppers I love My-Besties and I love my flowers.  So that was a win-win situation for me.  :-)  

My card for this challenge once again served a dual purpose.  One for my design team card and then as a birthday card for a friend of mine who absolutely loves everything Lion.  So I knew immediately that I would use this image for Kaye and for the DT.  She is just adorable and you can find her in Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop by clicking HERE

Another thing I loved doing with this card is using another of my favorite color combos which is using pinks and browns/tans.  I love her....well what can I say, I love all of Sherri's My Besties images.  :-)  

Supplies used:
MY Bestie Img 182 Click HERE
Cardstock - Close to My Heart
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Dies - Memory Box and Spellbinders
Embossing folders - Provo Craft
Decorative Paper - from my stash. 
Derwent InkTense Pencils

Sure hope you like my cutie pie above and that you will join us for this challenge.  I think everyone loves flowers and of course My Besties, so put your thinking caps on and create a beautiful card for the challenge.  When you do, you can enter the Aussie DT Challenge by clicking HERE

Challenges I am entering:
Anything Goes in  NL Scrapbook Stamp Society

Thank you once again for stopping by and please leave a comment on your visit.  Any questions, I will be happy to try and answer them for you.

Happy Stamping and Many Hugs,