Monday, June 29, 2020

Smiling Plants - PIP Challenge

I don't know about your plants, but the only time mine smile is when they get water and sunshine.  Of course, I smile then too.  

Time again for a Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge and we have something a little different for you this time.......A Clean and Simple challenge!  Come on over and enter your clean and simple project or card for a chance to win a wonderful prize from our sponsor, Newton's Nook!

I'm embarrassed to say how many times I had to take this picture and it still looks a little funky to me.  After getting an actual pain in the neck from it all, I called it a day and said it is what it is.  I used an older set of Newton Nooks stamps called Newton's Day Dream.  I stamped, colored, and added twine.  The little bird was stamped, cut out, and popped up on dimensionals.  

Thanks for stopping by.........and be sure and enter our Clean and Simple challenge.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Happy Flowers

I probably went a little overboard using this stamp from Simon Says Stamp, but I was having fun!   I bit the bullet and bought a set of watercolors from Altenew - and I'm in love!  I don't know if I'm any better using watercolors but I'm trying and actually even liked the looks of these cards using them.  Here's a couple of cards I've made so far.  I'm still a work in progress........

 The strip sentiments are also from Simon Says Stamp and they're already done - you just cut them apart and pop on the card.  Easy!

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Monday, June 22, 2020

It's NOT the end.......Yet

A real quick card here - and a sad but true story.  My sister in law recently found out she has breast cancer.......She's 80 years old - and MAD!  It's like she said - at 80 years old I should be worrying about dying of natural causes and NOT having breast cancer!  She's so mad she can't even see straight.  She's one of these ladies that blows and goes continually and just never stops!  She travels, shops, works part time, and is super busy all the time and I  think the main reason she's so mad about having this is because it's going to slow her down - for a while anyway - and she doesn't have time for that.  

I really think about the only thing that would cheer her up right now would be for someone to bring her a truck load of wine - maybe two truck loads!    Since I can't do that I thought I'd send her this card instead.  

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Friday, June 19, 2020

A Little Bit Of Christmas - Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge

We're still going full force over at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge and would love for you to come play along with us.  It's an anything goes challenge.  Be sure and enter for a chance to win a wonderful prize from Jan's shop.

I used one of Jan's new releases - and we're talking about a little bit of Christmas.  It's never too early to begin on Christmas cards.  This one is so pretty and I used the colored version of it.   If you're in a hurry at Christmas the pre-colored digis are the way to go.  The image is called Christmas in July and the sentiment is from another Christmas set by Jan.  

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Gnome One Like You - PIP Challenge

Pammie's Inky Pinkie's Challenges starts up again today and we'd love for you to come on over and play along.  We're being sponsored by Sheep Ski Designs who so graciously provided us with images to use today.  It's an Anything Goes challenge so play along with us for a chance to win a wonderful prize package.

There are gnomes all over blogland it seems but this is actually my very first one.  I have bought another set since though and that's where the sentiment came from for my card.  I kept it clean and simple to highlight that cute little gnome.  Colored him with Copics, did a little distress inks for the background, added the clouds, and then mounted him on fun stripe paper.

Thanks for stopping by..............and be sure and check out our Challenge!


Friday, June 12, 2020

Old White-y

The last truck Jim had was red but with red apples and a red truck it all started looking the same.  So, I went back a few more years and thought I'd do his white truck - White-y (not a very original name for sure)!    White-y probably had 200,000 miles on it when it finally bit the dust but to be honest, I think he kept setting the mileage back in case he ever decided to trade it!  White-y LOOKED like it had about 200,000 miles on it too!  Maybe even more.  It saw a lot in it's lifetime.  (Oh, and yes, we always named our vehicles - doesn't everyone)!

This is a very old Stamping Up stamp.   I used watercolors and colored the apples, basket, grass, etc.(can you even see the apples!!!!!!) and  kept the truck itself an off gray/white.  The sentiment is from Simon Says stamp.  

Thanks for stopping by..........and have a great weekend.

Monday, June 1, 2020

A Little Note - Jan's DIgi Stamps

Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge starts again today!  Come on over and join us with a card or project for a chance to win.  Our challenge is always Anything Goes!

I never ever do a card in orange except maybe for Halloween....... and actually the patterned paper I used for my card today is Halloween paper!  It's got all sorts of bats, boots, and witches on the other side but it seemed to go perfect with this little girl's dress.  I used a Pre-Colored image for my card today but it does come in the black and white version from Jan's shop too. It's called A Little Note and can be found in Jan's shop.  Great image for a card that's going in the mail as this one will.   

( This is the THIRD and final post for today!!! I already know you're tired of looking at me anyway!)

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Have a Sweet Christmas - 2 CCC

It's time for another challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  It's always an Anything Goes on it as long as you have some type of critter on your card on project.  Our sponsor is Lily of the Valley for this challenge and they have some awesome images.  I think I probably see a shopping spree coming on! 

I used this little girl and a deer to make an early Christmas card.  It's already June and it's going to turn into December before we can bat an eye I'm afraid.  I kept this very simple and used a lot of white other than coloring the image with Copics, the red gingham ribbon, and the Nuvo dot inside the snowflake.

(Back again - and don't roll your eyes!  This is the SECOND post for today.....I'll be back!)

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Happy Mushrooms - PIP Challenge

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges starts today and we'd love for you to come on over and play along in our Anything Goes challenge.  We're being sponsored by Limited Runs Digital Stamps who also provided images for us to use today.  We'd love for you to come on over and play along.

I used the fun mushrooms and made a clean and simple card.  They're colored with Copics, and I then sponged in some sky behind them, added an old sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps (now closed), and a small wooden heart that was in my stash.  A strip of black and white polka dot paper placed  down the side and it was a done deal.

(This is the FIRST of THREE posts for today!  All the stars happened to line up that way!

Thanks for stopping by...........and come on over and play along in the challenge.