Thursday, December 18, 2014

CTD323, Christmas Wishes...

This card is for Color Throw Down Challenge #323.  The way I interpreted the colors was to use kraft, suede, blush, and coral.  I made a non traditional Christmas card.  I sprinkled some glitter on top, but as usual that can't be seen too well.  Thanks for looking.  I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mojo Monday Challenge 376, Bright Geraniums...

What a fun sketch this was for the Mojo Monday Challenge.  We have been having such dark gray days, that I decided I would use some bright colors to help cheer me up.  I centered my card around the dp I found.  I decided to use Marcella Hawley's beautifully drawn geraniums from the Power Poppy line of stamps.  It was my first time using it, and I watercolored it.  Oh how I love flowers, and she draws the best images.  Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

CTD322 - Merry Poinsettia...

This card was made for the color throw down of the week.  At first I thought the colors might be tough to arrange.  I went at it in a much more complicated fashion.  Then I decided to use my much loved poinsettia image and I simplified my thinking.  I like how it turned out.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pink Hollyhocks, CTD319...

This card was done for the 319th color throw down.  I'm getting it in at the last  minute.  This was the first time I used my hollyhock image from Penny Black.  I watercolored it with pinks and pear from SU.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge from SU as my bg.  And then I used my punch from SU for my corners.  That used to be something I used a lot when I first got it.  Thanks for looking!!  Have a great Thanksgiving with hopefully family and or friends.  :>)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CTD318, Happy Thanksgiving (not for the turkey)

The color challenge over at the color throw down this week is to use a light blue, dark blue, and an orange.  Since it is getting close to Thanksgiving here in the states, I thought I would use my turkey image.  I don't know if is is appropriate to say Happy Thanksgiving on a card with a turkey on it.  Oh well.  I heat embossed my image once in brilliant blue and once in orange.  I cut the pumpkin out and paper piece it in.  For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving I hope you have a beautiful day.  I like this holiday because it is easy to find things to be thankful for.  I also like that there is not the pressure for gifts.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Masculine Colors - Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge #42...

Yippee!!  I found another color challenge.  This was on Mark's Finest Papers blog.  The colors for this week are a blue, rust, and green.  I used night of navy, cajun craze, and meadow moss - all from SU.  I used a stencil for my background panel and sponged the colors around it.  I enjoyed this challenge and like these colors together.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CTD317, Fun Filled Thanks...

This is the second card I have made for this week's color throw down.  My first card was a little on the soft side so I wanted to try a bolder one.

CTD317, Hydrangea Thank You...

This card is for the color throw down.  The colors were a light blue, purple, black and white.  I used the set Because I Care from SU.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

CTD316, Happy Thanksgiving...

This card is for this week's color throw down challenge.  The colors are a golden yellow, orange, a bright blue, and black.  I like the vivid colors.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Soft Fall - CTD315...


This card was made for the 315th color throw down.  The colors were a darker orange, yellow, vanilla, and a sage like green.  I think it looks like soft fall colors.  I did a little embossing on the upper half.  I like the look of this card.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Floating Leaves - PPWCMD03, HYCCT1402

This card was made for two challenges.  The first one was for the Power Poppy blog.  It was World Card Making Day and the gals at Power Poppy gave us four challenges.  This was challenge number 3 to pick a challenge from SCS Hope you can count on.  I picked something that floats and that would be leaves.  If you ever notice, there are pink and orange color leaves.  I love the maples.  Thanks for looking.  :>)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

PPWCMD01 - Power Poppies Monochromatic Azaleas...

This card was made for a challenge over at the Power Poppy blog.  Today is World Card Making Day and Power Poppy has four challenges for us today.  This first one was a challenge where we selected a tutorial that was given on their blog.  I chose Julie Koerber's  Tutorial of making a monochromatic card.  This technique was a little different for me.  I used an aqua pen and a blender pen to color it.  I did not have two light colored copic markers in these shades so opted out of that part.  Zip on over to the Power Poppy blog.  They have gorgeous images and fun challenges.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Harvest...

I recently purchased this image by Penny Black.  I thought it to be a beautiful fall display.  I used prisma colored pencils and some gamsol.  I added raffia and a sentiment.  Thanks for looking.  I hope you are enjoying the fall.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CTD311, Power Poppy, Azaleas...

This card was made for two challenges - the color throw down - #311, and for the Power Poppy Blog.  I watercolored the azaleas and then fussy cut them out.  I dry embossed on the kiwi kiss.  My neutrals were used as a background.  I dyed some white ribbon the color of the smokey slate.  I punched out a couple of circles - one of which was on designer paper.  I always enjoy doing these challenges.  Thanks so much for looking and of course for any of your comments.  :>)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

cQc259, Live with Passion

This card was made for the 259th color challenge.  The colors are blackberry bliss, blushing bride, summer sun fruit, calypso coral, and white.  When I first looked at the colors I thought it was maybe a weird or difficult combination.  When I began playing with them, I thought they looked great together and were not so difficult to use after all.  Leaves can be many different colors in my mind.  I did heat embossing for all of this.  The leaves are from inkadinkado.  The sentiment is from that very popular set from pretty long ago - I think called Live with Passion. (SU)   Thanks for looking.  Why don't you play?!!  It's fun!!  :>)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Floral Grid, CTD310, SUO

This card was done for the color throw down number 310.  The colors I used were pistachio, cantaloupe, and carribean.  I watercolored the flowers that are a set from SU called Sweetbriar Rose.  The other stamps were from the SUO set French Foliage.  I wasn't sure I was into pastel colors, but I like how my card turned out.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Get Well Wishes - CC495, SC505, FLLCMagnolias

I did this card for two challenges this week:  Tuesday's color challenge with blushing bride, cajun craze, and pool party.  Dessert was our choice of green - I used artichoke.  The other challenge was the sketch challenge.  My image is the magnolia set from Flourishes.  I water colored it.  I used 2 pieces of coordinating designer papers and dry embossed on one of the circles.  I embellished with a bit of pool party ribbon.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall my Favorite - TLC498, wrap it around

For today's TLC Judy asked us to use a block and wrap something around it, and then ink it up.  We could use dental floss, yarn, rubber bands, etc.  I chose some burlap.  I also gathered a little piece of nature while I was out walking my dog this morning.  I chose vanilla card stock to ink on and then dry embossed a part of it.  I found a small sentiment and used my burlap for an embellishment.  I love the textures, colors, and smells of fall.  This was an enjoyable card to make.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WT495 - There is always something to be thankful for. Charles Dickens

Today Sabrina challenged us to use leaves in our card.  I was kind of overwhelmed, or had a lot of ideas.  I started going with what I thought was more color, but then nixed that idea.  My card ended up more on the clean and simple side.  I really love that quote by Charles Dickens.  It is so true.  If we gave thanks for as much as we complain about, we might actually be happier people.  I have read a bout Will Bowen's book, A Complaint Free World.  Our town is going to embark on this challenge in October.  Our church is going to do it as well.  The goal is to go 21 days without complaining.  I am really going to need God's help with this.  I know I complain a lot.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Little Kindness... CTD306

It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog.  This quick card was made for the CTD306 - to use navy, pear, and pale plum.  It was fun!!  Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

CC479, SC489, SUO, Morning Glories...

This card was made for 2 challenge on SCS:  The Color Challenge that Peggy gave us, and the SC that Ally gave us.  I like how it turned out.  I don't do the sketch challenges as much as I would like.  There really are some neat sketches out there, and I tend to fall into my regular patterns.  I used the Morning Soft set from SU.  I created my own dp by sponging garden green and pistachio pudding on white card stock.  I watercolored my image on watercolor paper, fussy cut it out and then glued it to my two circles I punched out of dp.  The cantaloupe flowers were cut out of dp as well.  Thank you so much for the challenges ladies.  Thank you to those who look and comment as well.  You are encouraging to me.  Have a great day!!  :>)

Monday, May 19, 2014

PPUPBEAT1, Lined Azaleas...

I am so happy that Marcella is still drawing floral images.  I love her stuff.  I did their first challenge, however I made a mistake and used one of the actual stamps and not the digital ones that were requested.  This is the azalea.  I stamped it and fussy cut it out.  I then took a black prisma and outlined it.  They I used watercolor and some acrylic paint to dab the stamens.  I paper pierced and added a few brads and the sentiment.  It was a fun challenge.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

CTD292, Nature and Patience...

It's been a while since I've done a color throw down challenge.  The colors this week are a melon mambo type, lime aid, and a metallic silver.  I love the color melon mambo, although it looks more of a red in my photo.  Very cloudy skies today.  Anyway, I used the SU set Nature's Pace.  Thanks for looking!!  Have a great day, and try to make time to be creative.  :>)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CC473, Easter Lilies...

Today's card was made for the color challenge - baja breeze, so saffron, and sahara sand.  I didn't have the sahara sand so used a neutral.  I stamped the image a few times and paper pieced both the vase and some of the lilies.  I used an embossing folder on the baja breeze.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

CTD284, Brilliant Bermuda Pansies...

The color throw down for this week is using plum, brilliant blue, and bermuda bay.  I used my new gelatos for the first time and mixed my blue and red to get a type of plum bg.  I watercolor my image on watercolor paper and then fussy cut it out.  I then popped it up on to my gelato bg.  I embossed the bermuda bay, and added some ribbon and brads for embellishment.  It was fun!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

F4A212, CQC232, St. Patrick's Day Foliage...

I made this card for 2 challenges.  First was the CQC challenge.  We were to use white, black, craft, lime aid and newsprint.  The challenge on SCS was to use staples today.  It was fun.  Thanks for looking!!  Have a fun and safe St. Pat's Day!!  :>)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

CTD282, Grunge Birthday

This card was made for this week's color throw down challenge.  The colors are red, daffodil, and lime aid.  I first stamped my diagonal pattern with the green and red.  I then separately stamped my rose in daffodil and fussy cut it out.  I glued it down, and then had some fun with the Gorgeous Grunge set.  I added a sentiment from Sincere Salutations and punched it out.  I then added some ribbon and did some paper piercing.  A fun quick card.  Thanks for looking and have a great week.  :>)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

CTD280, Blue Poppies

The color challenge for this week was to use vanilla, soft sky, night of navy, and old olive.  What a beautiful combination!!  I had this pretty piece of dp sitting on my desk so I thought I would stamp some poppies on it.  I then stamped an olive one on some vanilla card stock.  I added some ribbon and brads and that was about it. Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

One of a Kind, CTD279, WT466

I made this card for two challenge - First for the Ways to Use it - We were to use red.  The other challenge was the color throw down challenge - to use pink pirouette, melon mambo, red, and gray.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mojo331, Enjoy the Little Things

This is for this week's Mojo Monday - #331.  I used SU dp and a sentiment from Verve.  I did a little paper piercing and popped up a couple of panels.