Friday, December 1, 2017

December's Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Hope you got all your Christmas Cards made for the Season. This is our last challenge for the year. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas Season..

This months challenge theme is everyones favorite. "SNOWMEN". 

I love snowman. My background is embossed with snowflakes. The snowman is colored with pencil.  


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nov. Sparkles Christmas Challenge Card

This month the theme for the challenge is "More than one fold". Looked around Pinterest and saw this fold and fell in love. Go on over and add your card with more than one fold. 

My images are colored with pencil. 


My card open
Its a z fold card with a z fold insert

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stenciled background

Their challenge is a Photo Inspiration

 Here is my card
I've stenciled the background and added a pencil colored snowman.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #57

Here's a card that is not used much anymore but sure should be.  A Thank You Card
I used chalk. Haven't pulled it out of the drawer in years. So glad I did and intend to leave it on my desk so I use it more.  The Thanks is a die cut.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #56

We have a fun theme this week. "Animals". Go on over an add your card.
Isn't this little guy cute?

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Kids need cards too so this month we're making a Christmas cards for a child. 
My Santa head is on a spring so it bounces all over. I stamped the Ho Ho Ho background.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #55

Fall is coming so what better time to use "Fall Colors". My background is sponged over embossed flowers for a pretty fall birthday card.  Go on over and add your card.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge # 54

This week its all about the kids. They like dinosaurs and fun cards. I made a Card in a Box.

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Sparkles Christmas Challenge

This month we are making "animal cards". I chose camels. Go on over and add your card
The background is masked and sponged. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge # 53

The Lazy Days of Summer. I think we can all go for this theme. Just spending time enjoying the sunny warmth of the days. I used a corner die I just bought. Added an ink smooshed technique background behind it. Sponged some clouds and using my stamp positioning thingy added the stamp. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #52

This week the theme is Pink & Grey. I picked these colors because my Grand daughter just got married and her colors were pink and gray.  Everything was so pretty. Go on over and add your card.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #51

The theme this week is make a monochromatic card.  I found this piece with the shells on it and that was the starting point for me. 

I stamped some sand dollars on the background. I stamped a sand dollar on a light brown card stock and cut it out to add to the front. Go on over and add your card.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge # 50

It's vacation time. I've been to So. Carolina, No. Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Virginia this summer so far. We've had a great time. You doing any traveling?? This is the perfect theme for this weeks challenge. Go on over and add your card.
Loving the pineapple. It is a 3 layer stamp. First time using it. The small flower is stamped with Versa Mark.

Here is my husband and myself. My youngest daughter and her boyfriend up front and my youngest son in Appomattox, Va. The house in the background is where the truce between the North and the South was signed. We did a lot of History things.

In Ohio my oldest Grand daughter got married. Here she is with new husband and my 3 Great Grand daughters. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Sparkles Christmas Challenge

This months theme is Ornament. Your card needs to be an ornament or there has to be an ornament on the front. I was a little challenge by this but found this paper and then created an ornament for on the front. Go on over and add your card.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge # 49

This weeks challenge is all about Bright Summer Colors. I've used red, orange and yellow. Nice warm colors like summers weather. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge # 48

The theme this week is Beach. Who doesn't like to make a Beachy card or go to the beach so go on over and add your card. I found this great background in my stash. Stamped a few fish and the sentiment. Stamped a shell and sand dollar. Sponged color on them and added to the card front.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Thia months challenge is to make your Christmas Card with non traditional colors. I chose pink, black and fuschia. Go on over to Sparkles Christmas Challenge and add your card.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge # 47

This weeks challenge is themed Victorian Romance. Head on over and add your card. 
I found a nice Victorian paper added a doily and a rose for the romance.  The Hi is a die cut.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #46

This week you have two choices. The Challenge is called Sugar and Spice. Either sweet and cute or hot and spicy.  I chose sweet and cute. My stamp is mostly dark areas so I had to color over black. Tried stamping it in red but this is better.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #45

April Showers bring May flowers. 
The first Make My Monday challenge in April was April Showers. 
So how fitting is it that the first challenge in May is May Flowers

My iris is colored with pencil and cut out.  I stamped the flourish lines with Versa Mark on my lighter layer. Stamped part of a doily in the corner to high light the sentiment. 
Go on over and add your Flower card at the Make My Monday Challenge Blog.

May Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Hopefully this months challenge theme can no longer be found in the weather forecast. Living in Florida the last 12 years I do not see snow and honestly do not miss it.  I embossed the snow flakes and sponged 3 shades of blue over them. Go on over and add your snowflake card.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge # 44

This weeks challenge is to EMBOSS. This can be using embossing powder or using an embossing folder like I did on my background layer. My die cut on top of that is also embossed. I've used more Altenew 3 step roses and leaves. Go on over to the Make My Monday Challenge blog and show us what you have embossed.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Clean and Simple

I'm entering this card into 3 challenges. I've blended 3 distress inks under the cut out circle top layer and added a 3 step rose. The sentiment is a die cut.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Sparkle Christmas Challenge

This month the Christmas Card we are to make is to be themed Candy Cane. I've sponged my background with red stripes and stamped candy canes. Go on over to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog and add your card.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Black and White with one other color.

That is the challenge at Seize The Birthday. I thought why not try blackish roses.

I added blue for my one color.

 I'm also adding this to Pammies Inkie Pinkies Challenge Blog whose them is always anything goes.
 Challenge 1712

Make My Monday Challenge #42

For this weeks challenge I revisited a technique I learned a few years ago. It's called Rainbow Double. You need Glossy card stock and I used the Kaleidacolor Ink Pad Bouquet. First you stamp a few images with Versa Mark. Brayer your ink over the card stock. Wipe with a paper towel. Next rub an embossing buddy over the whole think. and stamp a few more images with either Versa Mark or white pigment ink. Emboss with white Embossing Powder. Now you can stop there or you can stamp a few more images with a matching ink which I did.

All you have to do is emboss with white EP.

Friday, March 17, 2017

I've been stamping more roses.

I stamped a bag full this afternoon. All colors. I'm really liking them now that I've figured them out. I will have to get another flower stamp set to try now. These were perfect for a couple of challenges. 

I followed the layout from Altenew Stamp Blog. And I used a couple of the colors.
The stamps used are from Altenew.

I'm also using this card for Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog.
Challenge 1711- Anything Goes.

And I'm joining the Curtain Call Challenge once again. I've used the colors as well as the patterned backgrounds from their Inspiration photo.

Monday, March 6, 2017

3 for 1

I am enjoying stamping these 3 step Altenew Stamps now that I have this stamp press. I had just about given up. Just couldn't get them to line up but being able to stand up looking down and move them in the press there's no problem. I also bought the matching dies not expecting to like them because I am a big fussy cutter but MAN!!!! awesome. You'll be seeing more of the roses in future cards. Today I'm entering this card into 3 challenges. 

Make My Monday Challenge #41

I've had a few busy weeks and finally sat down today to make my cards for March challenges. Retired back in January and since then I've been on vacation and in the car running here and there having fun doing things I couldn't do before because of work. Loving Farmers Markets and fresh vegetables.  I'm attending Zumba classes 2 days a week and thanks to my children I am addicted to catching Pokemon LOL. IN my defense it's makes a walk really enjoyable. I could walk for miles and do. Before you know it the day is over so I will have to schedule my time a little better than what I have been doing so the housework and yard work gets completed much to my dismay.

The challenge for this week is to use at least three colors of the rainbow.  I made my background with red, yellow and blue ink that I sponged and blended adding a few more colors as the ink blends.  For some time I have been wanting a certain stamp press but just couldn't justify the price. I found the WeR precision Press in an add probably on Face Book and bought it. You know how silhouette stamps don't always stamp completely. This took 3 stampings and the press was awesome. So glad I got it and it was half the price of the other. Awesome!!

Go on over to the Make My Monday Challenge and add your Rainbow colored card using at least 3 colors found in the rainbow.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sparkles Christmas Challenge/ March

It's time to make another Christmas card. This month the challenge is to use gold or silver. I chose silver, a color I very seldom use. I like how it turned out.

I embossed my image twice on a very pale pink background. Layered that on silver and then on black. My sentiment is also embossed with silver. I then stamped the image on white, colored with pencils and cut out.

Monday, February 20, 2017

It's a rainbow kind of day

It's a beautiful day here in Florida and I am so enjoying my card designing time now and finally I have the time to join in with another challenge.  I hope to join more and more challenges as the days go on. This one is a Anything Goes Challenge always and can be found at Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge. Challenge #1708.

I piece the background with card stock in colors of the rainbow. Then I sponged the colors over a stencil and stamped the image using my WeR Precision Press. An awesome tool.
Have a great day!

Make My Monday Challenge #40

Show us some birds!!! That's the challenge over at Make My Monday

Being newly retired I am sorting through things and cleaning up all my clutter. This background I made who knows when. Found it in the scrap box. Added some punched birds and poof!! there's my card.  Go on over and join in the fun.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #39

This weeks challenge is to shimmer and shine. My background is a piece I made with a gelli plate and metallic paint.  The rest of my card is made up with scraps I found on my desk. 

Go make something shiny and join in the shimmering fun.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sparkles Christmas Challenge for February.

We're using Kraft card stock this month. I was trying to remember the technique for this. Not sure I remembered it but it's close.I embossed with white EP then filled in with white ink and colored with marker. I also inked the edges with white.

Go on over and join in the fun

Monday, January 23, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #38

This weeks challenge is to make a Black and White card with just a pop of the color Red. I had numerous ideas for this but ended up with a Christmas Card for next year. Go on over and add your card.   Mine was a real quick card. The paper did all the work for me.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #37

Well the Holidays are over and I'm just days from retirement. Yipee !! Hooray !! I am Looking forward to that. So many things I will have time for finally. This weeks Make My Monday Challenge  is all about taking a Winter Walk.  Thankfully my winter walks do not look like this living in Florida.  I've used a few dies I have had for awhile and never used. The clouds are sponged and I have added glitter to torn pieces of white card stock for my snow. Go on over and add your card.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #72

This months challenge theme was chosen by me. Glitter Glitter everywhere. Make those cards sparkle!! Go on over and add your card. I added double sided tape in two sizes to my card front and covered them with glitter. I also added glitter to a fancy square piece of card stock for my sentiment and to the bottom of the snowman for snow.