Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fishin’ Around

Another great image again from Designed 2 Delight called “Fishin’ Around”.

As soon as I seen this cute monkey, I right away thought of a kids card and bright colors.  I colored him in using my Photo Shop Elements program, then ‘highlighted’ the swirls on the water with my Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen. 


Then the challenge over at Double Delight was ribbon, twine or string.  And there was also an added bonus of a sketch to follow as well. I used my ribbon thru the center of the card, then used my ‘twine’ on his tail for the fishing line.  All things considered, I think he turned out very well.


These last couple of days have been really hectic, so I was glad to have made it~even if VERY last minute.

Wed. night my husband tried out his new race car @ the fair and did very well. For never having raced on dirt and in this style car he placed 2nd in his heat, and 4th in the feature out of 16 cars.  He did AWESOME!!  He has been racing for over 7 years, but never on the dirt before so it defintely was a new experience.  Then tonight, our company hosted a Packer tailgate party for our branch office from Indianapolis and some customers.  What fun ~  GO PACK GO ~ awesome game.

Well, I am very bushed and ready to hit the hay.  Enjoy and can’t wait to play along again next week!!

Good nite  : )


Thursday, August 19, 2010

It’s Fall Y’all

Well, not quite yet!!

But over @ Faith site it’s Happy Harvest time with her latest digi stamp.  I love pumpkins, the fall colors and the crisp morning air. I just can’t wait for fall to get here! Along w/Faith’s wonderful image, over at Double Delight – the challenge this week was CAS~clean and simple.  And it had to be something that would take you less than an hour and no fussing over.  I kept telling my self KISSkeep it simple stupid!!! I guess I am always trying to go ‘all out’ as they say when I do my cards.  I just love hearing peoples reactions when they open one of my cards. But, let me tell you -  the ideas I had going thru my head with this one – wow!! 

Maybe for a future card  : )



The only really ‘hard’ & time consuming thing I did was to color in my pumpkins w/my Adobe Photo Shop Elements program and cut out my pumpkins.  I colored in the wheat with a Copic Y28 Lionet Gold marker and popped up my pumpkin with some dimensionals.  Hope you like it and can’t wait for next weeks image & challenge.

Please stop on over to Faith’s site, along w/Kathy & Kristine’s.  You will be glad you did!!


~Till next week y’all~


Thursday, August 12, 2010


This weeks image from Faith is named “Teddy”. This adorable lil’ bear for some reason made me think right away of fall colors.

Fall is my most favorite time of the year!! The crisp fall mornings, and the trees ablaze in their remarkable colors – I can’t wait : )


If you haven’t been to Faith’s site – you got to check it out. Her images are wonderful! I also play along over at Double Delight and their challenge this week was the sketch shown above. I punched the ‘eyelets’ for my ribbon to run thru on the upper corner. I then used my I-Rock to set my bling. I found these cute little plaid button embellishments on a recent trip to JoAnn’s. I got a pack of 8 (4 different colors) for only 50 cents~SCORE! I then colored in Teddy w/my pencils and put a light coat of my CI Fairy Dust paint over the top of him to make him sparkle.


Please – check out the following site! They are awesome, have great products/ideas and best of all, you get to ‘meet’ alot of wonderful people who enjoy the same things you do.

Faith ~

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Creative Inspirations Paint ~

Have a great weekend everyone : )


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Heartfelt Wishes

I am getting this challenge in under the wire this week!  Been busy at home & work lately so I have been running short on time.

This weeks image really got me thinking about winter & Christmas!  Before you know it ~ the snow will be falling and the Christmas season will be upon us.  Faith brought us this adorable snowman that I couldn’t wait to play with.  And the challenge over @ Double Delight was to make your own embellishments.  So much fun : )


I colored the scarf & heart using Copic markers (still getting the hang of those yet) and very, very softly colored in the inside edges of the snowman w/gray watercolor pencil to give him a bit of a shadow effect.  I used my flocking for the snow beneath him and a red gelly roll pen for the holly berries.  I then painted a little CI Paints Pink Highlights over top of the scarf to make it look shimmery.  My handmade embellishments was the 2 snowflakes that I punched out and used the Pink Highlights paint again on 1, the other I used the Amethyst.  I then used my I-Rock to give him his buttons and the center to my snowflake.  I used a sheer white ribbon, and put a thinner blue ribbon thru my Create-a-Sticker and then put it on top of the sheer ribbon. “Hand stamped” my blue background for my caption and popped it up on a purple scallop that I pierced on the edges.

The picture below shows the shimmer from the CI paints – JUST LOVE THAT STUFF!!!


Not the best picture ~ but you get the idea.  Well, very tired and lots to do before I go to bed yet.  Hope you ladies like it!!

Till next time