Monday, March 30, 2015

Deedee's Blooming Blessings

I'm sorry I've not been around to comment for a while but we took our first big trip in our RV for the past couple of weeks and some of the campgrounds had terrible or no WiFi service available.  I did not have the patience to sit and wait for ever for things to load up so I just shut the lap top off.  Enough of that though I am here today with a new Deedee's Digi of the Month Challenge for you. Once again Deedee has given us  a beautiful set to work with.  All the images and sentiments are terrific for any number of occasions.  I needed a very special Thank You card so that is the route I took.

As always these images in the set come in both pre-colored and line drawn, so this time I took some time and colored this one myself.  While we were in Florida we visited our friends who just purchased a house down there and they have used some oranges and browns in their decorating so I tried to follow their lead.  It is colored with Copics and then mounted on Chocolate Brown card stock.  The paper is retired SU! (what else from me- huh?)  This is a great set and if you played along with us last month you already have received this month's set in your email.  If not you can pick it up for a very low price at Deedee's Digi's.  We would love to see what you come up with this month and then, of course, get next month's set free.  Great deal all the way around.  My computer (or it's operator) cannot seem to get a picture of the entire set to print here so I would love it if you would just hop on over to DeeDee's and see the whole set for yourself.  
I also wanted to let you know that you can always check out lots of cards and projects on Deedee's Instagram account: deedeesdigis.  Thanks for visiting here with me today and be sure to get in on this fun challenge.  

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Allsorts Challenge-Feature A Creature

I'm playing along over at Allsorts Challenge this week.  This challenge theme just makes me smile:  "Feature A Creature".  There are so many creatures to pick from.  Deedee's Digi Images is one of the sponsors this week so I went with an image and sentiment from Deedee's set titled "Monkey Business".  I think these are the cutest "creatures" I've seen in a long time.

This card was born because recently I had been playing around coloring embossing folders prior to running them through the Big Shot.  I just happened to use some copper ink so when I thought about this set and the blue barrel with the copper strips on it I realized that I had a good match going.  I just cut out both the pre-colored image with SB dies and the sentiment with punches.  The card stocks are Pacific Blue and Basic Black.   This went together very quickly, but taking photos of it took a lot longer and I still had trouble getting a clean, crisp shot of the sentiment part of the card.  It says "I go bananas for you".  I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my today.  See you soon.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Something Yummy

Hi, I'm here today with a card I made for the Chocolate, Coffee & Cards challenge.  The theme for this challenge is Something Yummy to Eat or Drink.  Well how could I not play along seeing as how I love to eat and drink (soda - not coffee).  This challenge is sponsored by Deedee's Digi Images so I used one of her sweet images and sentiment which are both from the set titled "Snowman Soup".
I used the pre-colored version of the image along with the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment and just cut them out with both scallop and straight square SB dies.  The papers are retired from SU! The "hello" die is by MB and I cut it out twice and layered one on top of the other slightly off.  I added Wink of Stellar to the detail on the cup and the word "hello" but I am not so good at photography so you can't see it. (sorry) In real life it really does look pretty good.   Some gems on the banners and corners of the image panel are from Pizzazz APlenty.  Why not grab a piece of chocolate and a cup of coffee, sit down and join in on this sweet challenge and maybe win a nice prize.  Sounds like a good day to me.  Thanks a bunch for your visit.  Company is always appreciated.  

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Addicted to CAS

Hi I'm here today to share a card I made for the Addicted to CAS challenge.  This challenge is being sponsored by Deedee Anderson  so I used one of her sweet images for this card.  CAS is my go-to style of card to make.  The theme this week is to be inspired by "green"  which could mean just about anything green:  the color, recycled items, or anything that inspires us when we hear the word "green".  I went with the color green.

I started with Whipser White Card Stock by SU! as my card base and printed directly onto that.   I went with the pre-colored image and sentiment from Deedee's set titled "Birthday Bunnies".  With the pre-colored version of this darling image this card went together in under five minutes.   I made a green frame by using two SB dies then I added three gems from Pizzazz Aplenty and some Wink of Stellar to the candle and the hat topper.  You can't see any of it in the photo, but it is there, I promise.  LOL  I may end up making several of these and add them to my stash of cards to be donated.  I think just about everyone can find 5 minutes to make a card so why not hop on over to Deedee's, pick up a fun image, and then hop back to Addicted to CAS to play along with this challenge.  You won't be sorry you did and you have a chance of winning something special.  You'll also have a card to add to your stash, send out to someone or to donate.  It  win win!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a great day.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Hello this week is flying by.  I planned every day to work on the Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge #2 but today finally found the time to make a card for it.  I had a lot of fun making this card mainly because I absolutely adore this Elisabeth Bell stamp and I found so much time that I colored two more in  different colors for the boy's outfit.   So you will see this stamp again throughout the year.  I figured these could make good general cards or Christmas cards.  I always think of a boy playing with trains on Christmas morning.  I'm aging myself saying that, but it's true.

As you can see I flipped Leslie's sketch which is fine with Leslie.  I colored my image with Copics.  I cut it out with oval and scallop ovals by SB after I sponged around the edges of the oval. The sentiment is by Hero Arts and cut out with punches.    The background card stock is Very Vanilla and stamped with a retired background stamp by SU!  I used a retired punch on two of the corners.  The mats are Chocolate Chip by SU!. Wow I use a lot of retired  items, but I like them and seem to grab for what I know and like. I could fill a store with the SU! papers that I have.  LOL    Thanks a bunch for stopping by today.  Why not hop over to The Crooked Stamper and join in on the fun.  Leslie would love to have you visit and play along.  Wishing you all a nice evening.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March ODBD Challenge

I'm sharing a card I made for the ODBD Challenge over at OWH.  This month they have challenged us to make a card where the sentiment is the main focal point.  Here is what I came up with.
I used a stamp I've had for ages.  It is a 2001 SU! Stamp.  I don't even remember if it belongs to a set or I purchased it separately from someone.  My mind is not that big so I think it automatically throws out old information to make room for new stuff.  Anyway I stamped it in VeraMark, embossed it with black powder then cut it out with a SB die.  I sponged some Peeled Pain Distress ink around the edges then and ran my multiliner around it.  I added some pink brads to try to pick up the pink in the retired SU! paper.   I used an old SU! punch on all the corners also. That's all I have for today.  It is fairly warm today, high 30's, which is very warm compared to what we've had lately so I'm heading out to do some shopping which I have decided is what I do best in life.  LOL  Thanks for stopping by today and I'd like to wish you all a fun day.    

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

W2SB - In Like A Lion Out Like A Lamb

I'm here to share a card I made for the Words 2 Scrap By Challenge for March which is "In Like A Lion Out Like A Lamb".  You can make a card using any type of weather, lions or lambs, a lot of options here.  I decided go with something to represent pretty spring colors.  I guess a lot of you will being seeing some early flowers bloom in March, but I don't think we will around here so I decided to make a card with a flower on it so I could see flowers one way or another.  I used the Lotus Blossom from SU! which I have been using a lot the past couple of weeks.

I started with my flower using a couple of different shades of purple, then I decided I needed some sort of a background so I inked up a pencil eraser in three colors and went to town.   The sentiment is by Simply Stamped and I bought this at a craft show back in 2004 but I think I've only used it a few times.  I think I'll keep it out and make better use of it.    I used SU! Pink Passion card stock but it is not really this bright.  I adjusted the color when editing and now everything is way too bright even the designer paper which is from that famous Scrapbooking Calendar that I have stashed away.  This paper really has a nice soft look to it.    The border punch is MS punched on two sides of a strip of paper, then I backed it up with a strip of white paper.  I noticed that this strip was crooked so I fixed it and tried to take another picture but my computer is acting up and the whole thing looks purple even the white parts, so just know that I did fix it. I guess today is not my day for working with electronics.   I just have days like this from time to time.  I added three gold stickers to the punched strip and three smaller ones to the purple dots. Hope you all have a nice evening.     

Monday, March 2, 2015

OWH Sketch Challenge #249

I'm here to share my card for Operation Write Home's Sketch Challenge #249.  This challenge is being sponsored by Doodle Pantry so I used one of their pre-colored images and sentiment.

For some reason I can't seem to upload the photo for the sketch and I noticed that I am not the only one having this problem.  Thank goodness or I would have thought it was just me.  

This challenge had me stumped for hours because I wanted to make something other than squares or banners for the vertical strip.  I finally went back to my older SU! punches and came up with this one and the corner punch also.  The paper is retired SU! also.  The flower is made of two different felt flowers and a white brad.  They were in my stash and I've had them forever so I have no idea who they are by.  That will do it for me today.  Hope you all have a fun evening and I do want to say thank you for your visit.  See you soon.

Right On Track

Deedee Anderson has come up with another adorable set titled "Right On Track".  This set is so festive and versatile.  It is also our Digi Of The Month set to work with.  If you played along with us last month you have already received this set, if not you can buy it for a very low price during the month of March.  Please hop on over Deedee's Digis to check it out.    Here is the first card I've made with it.  There will be more to come for sure.
I used the pre-colored image but I had to touch it up a bit because I have a very temperamental printer and today it just did not want to print with the fun, vibrant colors that Deedee has put into the set. I also added one of the several different sentiments from the set.  The paper is from my stash and the blue card stock was embossed with a Darice embossing folder.   I added some negative hearts from the MS punch and covered them with Glossy Accents to help them stand out a bit more.  That was it.  I was able to get a cute card done in a matter of minutes.  That will have to do it for me today but I did want to thank you for stopping by.  See you again soon.