Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015 - My Besties International Design Team "Anything Goes" Challenge

Good Monday morning my friends.  Today is the beginning of our new challenge of Anything Goes on the My Besties International Design team.  I have two different cards to share with you this time.  Both are from Sherri Baldy's new release on August 15.  

The first image was one that Sherri designed from a photo of herself when she was in a wedding several years ago.  It is ohhhhh so cute.  I just had to color this one and wanted to make if a very "delicate" and "girly" card in honor of our amazing Sherri Baldy.  :-)  I hope you all like it.  You can find the image by clicking HERE

For this card, I started the design by using some of Sherri's beautiful new papers.  They just seemed to match the colors I was using for the image perfectly.  

She was colored using Prismacolor Premier pencils.  I colored lightly as I wanted a delicate watercolor.  The die is from Memory Box, the laces from JoAnn's, and the beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  

My next card is such a sweet image and I decided to do something a little different.  You can find this image in Sherri's Etsy shop by clicking HERE

 I colored her hair, skin, slippers, and santa's list with Copics.  But remember I told you I did something a little different?  Well I printed the image on some snowflake paper and then cut it out and paper pieced the dress and hair bow to the image I had colored.  Then added some really cute Christmas papers, die from Memory Box, Lace from JoAnns, and again flowers and white swirls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hey it's not too early to start on your Christmas cards or your Christmas list.  :-)  

I hope that you have enjoyed checking out two of Sherri's new releases and also hope that you will create one of your own cards to enter in our challenge this month to win some of Sherri's amazing digi images.   You see all the DT's cards for this challenge and also  enter the challenge by clicking HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you will come again and I also would love for you to leave comments.  They are truly appreciated.

Blessings and Happy Stamping to all!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 Challenge #15 - Anything Goes

Good monday morning everyone.  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and staying a little cool.  Has it been hot in your part of the country.  We have had some pretty hot days here in South Carolina.  I cannot believe that it is almost the end of July.  The time is flying by for sure.  

Welcome to our brand new challenge for July.  Anything Goes.  This definitely leaves you a world of possibilities.  I have used the cutest image this time.  Well to me they are all cute and I so enjoy coloring them.  This one is a brand new release of Sherri Baldy's amazing My Besties.  You can purchase her by clicking HERE

This image just makes me smile and I love her sunny look.  I hope you like her.  

I used Tim Holtz Distressed Reinkers to color her.  I love the watercolor look and really like the Distressed reinkers.  You can also use the Distressed Pads or the Distressed Markers.  Either of these are fine.  

Would love for you join us in our Challenge at My Besties International Design .  Remember it is Anything Goes this time.  So get those creative juices going and color one of Sherri's images.  You can join us in the challenge or just go and see all the other DT cards and entries by clicking HERE

Thank you for stopping by.  Please feel free to leave comments, they are so appreciated.

Happy Stamping and Blessings,

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 - My Bestie Aussie Challenge 4

Hello everyone  and Happy April Fool's day.  Hope you all have had a great day and no one has played any April Fool's jokes on you.  It has been great here in sunny warmy Florida and no jokes anywhere thank goodness.  

Today is the beginning of a new challenge for the My Bestie Aussie Design Team.  This month's challenge is using one of Sherri Baldy' My Bestie images and incorporating Spring, Flowers, Bunnies, and Eggs.  You can use just one or two or all of these things in your design.

I have chosen another 3D Deco image for my challenge card this month.  She is called Fancy Pants 74 3D Sheet and you can find her at Scrapbook Stamp Society in Sherri's shop by clicking HERE

Here is the front view of my card

Side View to see layers

I just loved this image and all the layers that are involved it making it stand out.  I used cardstock that I had on hand and was amazed at how well it all went together.  Used Spellbinders die and butterflies are from another company that I cannot for the life of me remember.  When and if I can find the source, I will come back and edit the post.  Of course the beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, my favorite of all flowers.  The leaf flourish is a memory box die.

Sure hope you like the card and that you will join us in our challenge.  Please click on the link I am posting to go the our challenge blog and look at all the lovely cards that the rest of the design team created.  You can visit the blog by clicking HERE

Thanks again for visiting my blog and please leave a comment.  I truly appreciate each and everyone of them.

Happy stamping and blessings,

Monday, March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 - My Besties International DT Challenge #7

Good Monday morning everyone and welcome to our new My Besties International  DT Challenge using Bunnies/Eggs.  Well this is certainly a very appropriate challenge since Easter is just around the corner.

I have chosen another 3D deco image from Sherri Baldys beautiful images.  This one is called 3D Bunny Girl and you can find her in Sherri's Etsy Shop by clicking HERE

I have absolutely fallen in love with the 3D sheets and had a great time designing this card around the image.  I have also fallen in love with creating easel cards.  I just love they way they look and the added area that I can embelish the area that shows when the card is standing up.  So without further ado, here is my creation with this precious sheet.  

Front view standing up:

And here is a side view so that you can see the 3D layers:

This card has 5 cut layers of various parts of the image.  Normally I would not cut out the base part of the image.  I usually just use a die cut to frame the original image and then cut the other layers out, which usually consist of about 4 layers.  But I had this absolutely beautiful piece of paper that had a doily look surrounded by flowers and I knew that I was going to have to incorporate it somehow in this challenge.  Sooooo then I kept looking at it trying to figure out what I was going to do and the a light bulb went off and I said ok I know, I will also cut it out too.  Oh my, I didn't know what I was getting myself into, as there are a ton of flowers and leaves around the doily.  But I took out my trusty x-acto knife and my glass mat went to town.  it was not the easiest thing I have ever cut, but I was soooooo pleased when I finally got it done So I mounted Ms. 3D Bunny Girl in the center and thought ok I love the look, but it still needs some depth, so I pulled out some of my beautiful Wild Orchid Flowers and did groups of 3 around the doily, leaving spaces between so you could see the paper flower images in between the wild orchid flowers.  This piece of paper was in a set that I received and is by Anna Zaprizelska, It is called Just Love Me.  

The design papers are from Lili of the Valley.
Pink beaded swirls from AC Moore
Lace is from JoAnns Fabrics

I so hope that you like my card and that you will consider entering our challenge this month.  I would invite you to visit our Challenge Blog and see all the other lovely creations our very talented Design Team menbers have created.  And while you are there, why don't you enter a card of your own.  We would love to have you join us.  You can get to our blog by clicking HERE

Thank you all so much for stopping by and visiting and I hope that you will leave a comment here.  I truly truly do appreciate each and everyone of you who take the time to comment. 

Challenges I entering:

Happy Easter all and Hugs and blessing to all,

Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 - My Besties International Challenge #5

Good Monday morning everyone.  Hope you all had a great week-end and ready to jump in and join us in our new challenge for this month.  We have a great challenge called 3D or 3 Layers with Option of  Using Buttons.  Well if you have been following me lately, you know that I have a big love of Sherri Baldy's 3D Deco Sheets, so this fit perfectly for me.  And I think the image I chose was right on spot.  LOL  Yep I chose her 3D image called Betsy Button....well that was appropriate, right?  You can find this beautiful 3D sheet by clicking HERE

I absolutely love this sheet.  Here is my card and take on the challenge for this month.  

I decided to do an easel card to showcase this image.  And of course I had to add a lots of embellishments.

Here is a side view showing a little of how the card is layered.  

And another side view from the other directions. 

The papers used were from my stash.  Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Spellbinder dies for the easel and the ovals.

I really hope that you all will join us in our great challenge this month.  You can find out the details and also join us by posting a picture of your beautiful creation by going to our blog by clicking HERE

Thank you all for stopping by and I look forward to your sweet comments.

Entering this card in the My Besties 3D Challenge HERE

Happy Stamping and many hugs,

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 1, 2015 - My Besties Aussie Challenge #3

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog and our My Besties Aussie Challenge #3 - Tic Tac Toe/Color Inspiration.

We were given a beautiful color pallet to use this month along with a Tic Tac Toe chart.  I chose a horizontal Tic Tac Toe using Glitter, Swirls, and Flowers.  Well I even threw in a little lace for extra.  :-)  I was also really really happy to see purple in this pallet as purple is probably my favorite color.  Well maybe I need to say that purple IS my favorite color.  LOL  All my friends know if anything comes in purple, then I want it.  

I used one of Sherri Baldy's sweet My Besties which I got in her Etsy Shop.  You can find this sweet gal by clicking HERE     This is one of the precious images that Sherri has created in honor of her new granddaughter, Blakely Ann.  Don'tcha just love her?   I know I do.  

Here is my take on the color pallet and Tic Tac Toe Challenge:

I used Copics to color this image.  I have been using pencils and inks for a long time, but decided I needed to get back to my Copics.  :-)  And I tried to do better this time and write down each color as I was using it.  I know when I visit a blog and I love the colors I always want to know....what did you use????   LOL  
So my supplies used

Skin:  EOOO, EOO, E11, R20
Hat:  V0000, V12, V15, V17
Dress:  VOOO, V12, V15, Y11, Y13, Y15
Flower:  R21, R22, R24
Leaves:  YG11, G12
Socks:  Y11, Y13, Y15
Hair:  E31, E33, E35, E37
Eyes  BG01
Dirt:  E31, E33, E35

Papers - from my stash
Swirls:  Memory Box Die
Stamp:  Wild Rose Studio
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace:   JoAnn Fabrics
Glitter on flower:  Stickles

If you are interested in joining us for this challenge, you can do so by clicking HERE.  When you go to our challenge blog, you will see the tic tac toe board and the colors used for the challenge.  You will also get a very nice surprise.  So come on and join us.  We can't wait to see your beautiful creations.  

Hope you all are safe during this winter.  A lot of you are having horrific weather and snow storms.  Stay warm and hey what an awesome time to be able to sit down to a nice cut of tea or coffee and color your Bestie.  

Thank you again for stopping by.  I hope you like my take on our challenge.  Sure would appreciate any and all comments.  Please feel free to invite your friends to like and/or follow my blog.  

Happy Stamping and many hugs,

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February 1, 2015 - My Bestie Aussie DT Challenge

Good Sunday morning everyone and welcome back to my blog for our brand new My Bestie Aussie DT Challnge using hearts and red. 

The image I used this time is a Sherri Baldy My Bestie, and I just love her. She is one of Sherri's latest designs.  The image number is 467 and is called Blakely Fairy.  This is a new line of digis in honor of her new granddaughter, Blakely Ann,.  You can find the image by clicking HERE

I love this line of digis and have several, so you will probably be seeing more of then in the future. :-)

I went back to using my Copics on this image.  Haven't used them in quite a while, so I was/am a little rusty.  I am going to continue to use them for some other challenges.

Supplies used:
 Hair - E29, E25, E21
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Lips - R20, R85
Eyes - BG02
Bodice, Bows & Shoes - R20, R22, R24, R29
Wings and Skirt - RV 10, RV02, R000
Leaves - YG 25
Grass - YG 2, G82, G21

My Minds Eye
Stampin Up

Joy Crafts - Sending Love
Spellbinders Label

Heart lace from JoAnn's

Flowers, pearls and leaves from Wild Orchard Crafts

Hope you like my card and I would love for you to join us in our Aussie DT Challnge.  Please go have a look at all the other cards from our wonderful DT ladies and join us.  You can find the challenge by clicking HERE

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you all will leave a little love in the comment section.  As always I so appreciate each of your comments and look forward to them.  :-)

Stay warm and stay safe.

Happy Stamping and Blessings to all,