Monday, August 1, 2016

August 1, 2016 - My Besties International DT Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Monday morning everyone.  Wow can you believe another month has just flown by?  I can remember my Mother telling me the older you get, the faster time flies.  Well I am beginning to honestly believe this.  LOL  

This month  our  DT challenge is Anything Goes.  Well it being hot and summer, it kinda reminded me of county fairs and picnics, so I chose this cutie image from Sherri Baldy's etsy shop.  You can get her by clicking HERE


I just love this image and she reminds me so much of me when I was a child, well even of me now, 'cause I am a pickle girl.  LOL  Yep give me a jar of pickles or some lemons and I am a very happy camper.  

I colored her using Tim Holtz Distressed Inks.  Paper was from my stash (trying to hard to use what I have on had, 'cause it is crazy to keep buying papers when I have so much on had already.  I am trying really really hard to chose my papers first and then color my image.  So far so good and I hope I start making a dent in my papers soon.  LOL   

Most of you who know me well, know that I rarely do a card without those beautiful flowers, but this card just didn't seen appropriate for the flowers.  I did use a lovely die that came from Memory Box.  The sentiment was something I typed and layered.  Thought it was very appropriate for the card.

Please visit the My Besties International DT Challenge and see all the wonderful creations from our DT and also possibly join us in our challenge.  You can do that by clicking HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog this month.  I will have another post up later today for another one of Sherri's DT's I am on.  So please come back and see that post.  And as always I truly appreciate any and all comments made.  

Happy Stamping and blessings to all,
Pat




Friday, July 8, 2016

July 1, 2016 - Christmas in July

Welcome to our Aussie Design Team Challenge - Christmas in July. 

Yep its July and a lot of folks seem to love to have Christmas in July and we certainly are no different.  LOL   I love coloring Christmas Images.  As you will see, I also love to be different.  LOL  

The image I chose to use this month is IMG 898 and you can find it in Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop by clicking HERE

Here is my take of our challenge.  


See, I told you I was heading in a different direction.  I love purples aqua, and green together and I found some paper that had snowflakes on those colors, and I said to myself, these are the colors I'm using.  

I used Copics to color.  The snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart punch.  

If you get a chance take a few minutes to head to our Aussie Blog and see all the other designs our team made.  And we would love you to join us in our monthly challenge.  You can find us on our blog by clicking HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by.  

Happy Stamping and Blessing to all.
Pat  

June 1, 2016 - Aussie Challenge - Anything Goes and Die Cuts

Welcome to the Aussie Design Team Challenge for June - Anything Goes and Die Cuts.  Don'tcha just love that.  I love dies and I'm kinda thinking that all of you do too.  :-)  

The image I used this time is IMG 091 from Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop and you can find the image by clicking HERE

Here is my card for the month.  



I'm not sure what of the name of this design, but I was searching for some folded cards and found one similar so I did a few changes and this is what I came up with.  I will tell you right now, this is a lot of cutting for a card.  LOL   But oh so worth it.    I absolutely love this little girl.....she reminds me of a Flapper.    I used copics to color and the dies/punches are the side borders are from a Martha Stewart punch.  The heart banner is from LaLa Land.    The pearl lace is from JoAnns I believe.  

Here is a side view of the card.  

It folds down flat for mailing, which makes it a great card to make.  It can stand up on its own.  

I hope you like it.  

Would love for you to visit our blog and see some of the other designs made for by our DT members.  

Happy stamping and blessings to all,
Pat

July 1, 2016 - Anything Goes or Alternative All About Fantasy/Fairytales

Welcome to our July Challenge with the My Besties International Design Team.  Once again we have a them and then an alternative.  I chose Anything Goes.  

My design this month is a very special one, as I have this planned as a surprised for some friends.  I wanted to be a little out of the box.  Well I guess I literally did that.  LOL    The image I used for this is IMG 359 and you can find this sweet digi in Sherri Baldy's Etsy Shop by clicking HERE

Here is my project for this month.  


I love that this can be more than a card and is so useful and hold tons of memories.  This is called a Scrapbook In A Box.  It is beautiful sitting on a coffee table, a night stand, well just anywhere.  But when you take the lid off.  Oh my.  Let me show you.  


This is a photo of the box opened.  The lid is standing behind it.  Each one of these flaps hold photos of your choice.  You can make your box a theme or just random photos.  The first one I ever made was for People, Places and Things that I love.  It was a duke mixture of all kind of photos.  I made another one that was a Christmas Theme and I made a couple to give to my dear friend Sherri so she could put photos of her new grandbabies in them.  I have also made a couple for wedding photos and gave to the new couple.  So see they can be used for so many things and people just love them.  So you might want to give it a try.  

I love pinks and greens together and I'm sure that's why I chose those colors for my wedding 51 years ago.  

Again I used paper and ribbon that I had on hand.  The butterflys are from a Martha Stewart Punch.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the dies I used are awesome stitched dies from Fun Stampers Journey.  

We would love for you to come join us in our monthly challenge.  If you can't do that, then take a few minutes and visit our blog and see all the designs of our Design Team.  You can find us on our blog by clicking HERE

Thank you for stopping by.  If you will please leave your comments.  I so appreciate them all.  

Happy Stamping and Blessings to All,
Pat

June 1, 2016 - Anything Goes or All About Flowers

Welcome to our June Challenge - Anything Goes or an Alternative Theme of All About Flowers.  This time I chose Anything Goes but I used a digi image called Flower Girl with Hat.  This is a favorite of mine.  Well what can I say, every image is a favorite of mine.  LOL  

You can find this image in Sherri's Etsy Shop by clicking HERE

Here is my take on our challenge


Loved coloring this sweet image.  I used paper that I had in my paper stash.  Are you like me?  I really do need to use some of my paper for sure.  She is colored with Copics.  

I hope you will take the time to visit our blog and leave some love for all the DT Members creations.  And while you are there why don't you join us for our monthly challenge.  You can find our blog by clicking HERE

Thank you for dropping by.  I really appreciate it.  Have a wonderful month and sending you stamping hugs and blessings.  

Pat

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 1, 2016 - My Besties Aussie Challenge - Anything Goes using Handmade Flowers

May 1, 2016

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog.  Today is the start of the new challenge on our Aussie blog and you can join us or just check out the creations of our DT by clicking HERE

I chose a "Fluffy" image this time.  Sherri has created  a new line of digis called her "Fluffy" Besties.  I for one am so excited to see them as there is finally  something out there for those of us that are a little "Fluffy".  LOL  I hope you like her as much as I do.  


Isn't she the cutest???  I went with one of my favorite color combos, pink and green.  Those were the colors I used in my wedding so many many years ago, maybe a little softer, but still in the same color family.  She is colored with Copics and once again enhanced by using colored pencils over the copics to enhance the shading.  Paper was some I had on hand.  Two flowers were hand made by cutting a long strip, and folding while winding.  The other was a punch and I just punched several out and then layered and curled the edges.  

You can find this sweet image along with many many more in Sherri's Etsy shop by clicking HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  Please if you will leave comments.  They are so appreciated.

Hugs and Blessing,
Pat

May 1, 2016 - My Besties International Challenge - Anything Goes All About Flowers

Good Morning and Happy May 1st everyone.  Hoping this new month brings lots of blessings and joy your way.  

Well I have to say one of the greatest joys of my life is coloring and for this challenge I chose one of Sherri Baldy's My Bestie Digis that certainly put a great big smile on my face and brought me joy.  You just can't help but smile when you see her.  I'm sure most all of us did this as a child.  :-)  Anyway the Image # is 193 and can be found in Sherri's Etsy shop by clicking HERE

This is my take on the challenge.  

This was so much fun to color.  I used Copic markers, but also went over some of the coloring and enhanced the image with my colored pencils.  If you haven't tried this, I highly recommend it.  

Flowers are from Wild Orchard Crafts and Sherri Baldy's beautiful flowers.  Papers are some I had on hand.  

Would love to encourage you to join us in our challenge and you can do so by clicking HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by and please, if you will, leave me comments.  They are truly appreciated.

Hugs and Blessings,
Pat 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 - New Bestie Release

Good morning to all.  I have a quick post today as it is the release day of a new cutie pie My Bestie and I wanted to share my card with you.  

This is an addition to the Sweets Shoppe Besties from Sherri Ann Baldy.  She doesn't have a name, so I just call her Cutie Pie.  LOL   She is IMG120 and you can find her by clicking HERE

One of my favorite color combos are purples and Aqua, so this is what I chose to color this image.  I colored her with Copics and will list them below.  


Copics used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, RV02, R83
Hair:  E53, E57, E35
Dress:  BG000, BG01, BG45, BG53, BG57, V000, V01, V05, V06, V09
Socks:  V01, V06, BG01, BG53, BG57
Shoes:  C0, C01, C05

Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

Hope you like this sweet image.  Would love to have you comment.  They are always so appreciated.

Hugs and Blessings,
Pat



Friday, April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 - Aussie DT Challenge

Good morning everyone and Happy April Fool's day.  We here in the United States celebrate April 1, by pulling practical jokes on friends.  Do you celebrate this too!!!!  :-)

Well its time for our Aussie DT Challenge with the theme of Anything Goes.  I love an Anything Goes challenge as it gives you creativity to do your own thing for sure.  I chose the cutest Sherri Baldy image of a praying little girl  She is Img 875 and you can find her in Sherri's Etsy shop by clicking HERE     I absolutely love this image.  


I colored her with Copics:
Skin:  E0000, E000, E13, E00, E11
Cheeks:  RV02
Hair:  E25, E21, E29, E31
Clothing:  BG11, BG32, BG13, BG15
R20, R21, R22, R24

Die is from Memory Box
Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment is a Digi
Papers  are some from my stash

I hope you like this image as much as I do.  Would love for you to come join us in our monthly challenge.  You can enter your beautiful creation by clicking HERE and also see the other DT members creations.  

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Would love for you to comment.  They truly mean the world to me.  

Happy Stamping and Many Blessings,
Pat

April 1, 2016 - My Bestie International April Challenge

Good Morning and Happy April Fool's day.  Just wondering......we here in the United States celebrate April 1 by pulling practical jokes on others.  If you live in other parts of the world, do you celebrate this way.  Would love to hear your comments about this.  :-)

Today we started a new challenge on the My Besties International Design team using circles.  I chose one of Sherri Baldy's beautiful 3D Printable images again and cut her out 3 times to layer and give her a 3D look.  You can find this cute printable by clicking HERE




Hope you all will take the time to enter our Challenge using Circles.  You can enter our challenge by clicking HERE   Even if you don't enter the challenge, we invite you to see all the beautiful creations our Design Team made.  

Thank you for visiting my blog and I would love to hear your comments

Blessings and Happy Stamping,
Pat.  



Friday, March 18, 2016

March 1, 2016 - Anything But a Card Challenge

Good morning my friends and welcome back to my blog.  Our challenge for My Besties International is Anything But a Card.  Well that leaves things wide open, doesn't it.  I kept thinking what can I do and went to my local craft shop and started walking the aisles.  Yep, I bet you have done that too to get a little inspiration.  Welllllll I came across some of the cutest "plaques" that I felt would work well with the 3D Printable image I was using  from Sherri Baldy's My Besties "Fluffy" line.  Yep we "fluffy" gals now have some absolutely adorable printable and digital images with us in mind.  Thank you Sherri.   

The Image I am using is called Beach Babes.  It comes in digital as well as the printable I used.  You can find this image by clicking HERE


I found this cute plaque at AC Moore and altered it a bit.  I cut a piece of burlap paper to make an area of "sand" to sit the beach babes on, then added real mini shells and starfish.  The big shell was in a pack of shells I also purchased at AC Moore.  The aqua burlap butterfly and flowers came from a stash that I've had for a while and I'm not sure where I got them.  The wording Beach Memories was already on the plaque.  

I printed several copies of  Beach Babes and cut various pieces out and layered on top of each other to make a 3D look.  All in all, I was very pleased with the way this came out.  I have it sitting on my counter in our motorhome right now, but will hang on a wall in my home when we get back.  :-)  

Here are some other views of the project.   




I hope you all will visit our challenge blog and enter our challenge for this month and while you are there, please take a look at all the wonderful projects from the rest of our Design Team.  You can visit our blog by clicking HERE

Thank you again for stopping by and would love your comments.  They are always so appreciated.  

Happy Stamping and Many Blessings,
Pat

Monday, February 1, 2016

FEBRUARY 1, 2016 - Bestie Aussie Challenge

Well another good morning.  Yep another post on a different monthly challenge.  Today begins our My Bestie Aussie design team challenge. Our challenge this month is called Valentines + the use of Hearts.  We have some lovely designs from our design team so I hope you all will take the time to go see them.  

I used an image this time that is close to Sherri's heart.  Well all her designs are close to Sherri's heart as all her sweet and beautiful drawings definitely come from her heart.  She has one of the biggest ones of anyone I know.  When her granddaughter was born she created an entire collection and called them Blakley.  This sweet image is called Blakley's Heart.  You can find this image by clicking HERE


This was so fun to color and design the card.  I used copics, papers from LOV,  lots of heart dies.  I do believe this is the first ever card I have designed without using flowers and lace.  As I was putting it together, I just felt it didn't need any, so I elected to not use any.  LOL   I absolutely love this sweet image and love using non traditional Valentine colors.  This would not only make a great Valentine card, but a great birthday card for a special friend or for a sweet daughter.  Sherri has so many more awesome images.  Be sure and click on the link above and check them out.  

We would love for you to join us in our monthly challenge and if chosen, you can win some sweet images.  .  You can enter your lovely creations by clicking HERE

Thank you again for visiting my blog and would ask that you please leave comments.  They are truly appreciated.  Thanks bunches.

Blessings and Happy Coloriing
Pat

February 1, 2016 - Besties International Challenge

Good Monday morning everyone.  Wow, can you believe we are already beginning our second month of the new year.  Time certainly does fly, doesn't.

Welcome to my blog and our new Besties International Challenge.  This month our challenge is called Love is iin the AIR-Valentines theme, using reds, pinks, hearts, and/or lace.  I have chosen the Sherri's beautiful image 949 and you can find it by clicking HERE

This would make a perfect card for your Valentine.  :-)  

As you can tell I do believe I used all of the theme suggestions.  LOL  
I colored her with Copics and used background papers from my stash.  Flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I believe the heart die border is from Joy Crafts.   Lace is from JoAnn Crafts.  

I really did enjoying coloring this sweet image and would like to invite you all to join us in our monthly challenge at My Bestie International Challenge blog.  You can enter your lovely creations by clicking HERE .

Thank you for stopping by and I would appreciate your leaving your comments.  They are so appreciated.  

Blessiings and Happy Stamping,
Pat

Friday, January 1, 2016

January 1, 2016 Bestie International Challenge

Happy New Year my friends and welcome to our very first My Besties International Challenge for 2016.  There will be many many more to come throughout the year, but this is the beginning of a new year and new beginning for us all.  Did anyone make any New Year's resolutions?  I stopped that practice years ago, but I am beginning the New Year once again with a grateful heart regarding all the blessings I have been given and looking forward to a wonderful new year.  I plan to continue to stay on my "healthy" journey.  This past year I was able to stay the course and I reached a goal that my Dr. set for me, losing 85 lbs, completely off  all insulin and my diabetic pills, and was able to mark an item off my bucket list.  What you say.....well I walked my very first 5K ever.  Not too shabby for a 71 year old gal.  So thankful and grateful to be where I am in my life.  Looking forward to more awesome "firsts" and changes to come for the better.

OK, so lets get on with the awesome challenge for this month called Color My World - Lots of Color.  Well I think my card certainly lived up to the challenge, cause there are lots of colors used.  I chose one of Sherri Baldy's 3D Images this time.  When Sherri first came out with these, I was afraid to try them, thinking I could never do all that cutting.  Well I bit the bullet a couple years ago, pulled out my scissors, then decided I liked cutting them out better with an xacto knife.  So the rest is history.  After my first one, I absolutely fell in love.  I love the 3D look on the cards.  So many dimensions.  You can find the image in Sherri Baldy's Etsy shop and can see it by clicking HERE

This is my card for the challenge:


Here is a side view so you can see the layers on the image.


I absolutely love the layered dimensions of the card.  So much fun.

Supplies used:
Sherri Baldy's 3D Image
Bazzill Cardstock
Lace from joAnns Fabrics
Flowers from Wild Orchid
Miscl papers I had on hand
Spellbinders scalloped Oval Die
Butterflys from AC Moore Crafts
Sentiment from Stampin Up

I truly hope you all will consider joining us in our challenge for this month.  It is a fun one and I can't wait to see all the beautiful creations you will use with all the color you want to add.

Please go to our blog and see all the rest of the design team's creations, and don't be shy, add one of your own to the challenge.  You can see the DT cards and enter your own by clicking HERE

Thanks again for stopping by.  Hope you all enjoyed my card and want to wish you all a very Happy New Year and may abundant blessings come your way during the new year.

I have entered this card in the followiing challenges:

http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/



Happy Stamping and Blessings,
Pat



January 1, 2016, Aussie Besties Challenge

Happy New Year everyone. Hope everyone had a wonderful new year's eve and looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings us all.  Wishing you all a very prosperous 2016 filled with lots of love, joy, and blessings.  

Today starts a brand new year as well as a brand new challenge with the Aussie Besties DT Challenge. It is called Anything Goes + Flowers.  This should be a challenge that appeals to a lot of you, as we all like to do our own thing a lot of times, so anything goes is a great way to start the new year.  Plus I think most of us use a lot of flowers, so anything goes plus flowers is an exciting challenge.  I have used one of Sherri Baldy's My Bestie digis and you can find this image in her Etsy store by clicking HERE

Here is my take on the challenge.  

I decided to use my one my favorite color combinations, purple and green and since flowers was a requirement, I certainly took advantage and used a lot of those.  

Supplies Used:
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies - AC Moore
Prima Doily Die
Miscl papers plus Sherri Baldy Papers
Watercolor paper for Image
Distressed Inks

This image is one of Sherri's newer ones.  I loved her when she came out and just had to color her to use for this challenge.  

I hope you will join us in this first challenge of the New Year.  You can see all the other DT's creations on our challenge blog and you can enter your own there too.  To do that, click HERE

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my card this month.  I would so appreciate if you would leave comments, I truly truly appreciate each and everyone.  

Challenges I'm Entering with this card

http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/


Happy Stamping and blessings to all,
Pat