Friday, October 24, 2014

All Dressed Up Ballerina

This card is my entry for the challenge over at "The All Dressed Up Challenge Blog." Please click on the highlighted link to read more about this challenge and see all the entries'

This little ballerina is a free image from "The All Dressed Up Shop." 
I have a small collection of unused embossed card fronts and the embossed frame and the embossed doily are both from that stash. I left both of these embossing folders back in Minnesota so  I don't know the company that makes them.

I colored the little dancer with colored pencils (Crayola) and used baby oil to blend the colors. 
Leftover strips of yellow organza were placed behind the image and I used my SU owl punch to make the little punched hearts for the corners of the card. The sentiment is a SU stamp.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog. Browse around and then leave me a comment to let me know if you like any of my cards. I hope you will come back again soon and maybe become one of my followers.

Ta Ta For Now,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Pumpkin Blossom Card For Halloween

Today's card isn't very spooky but it is a Halloween card.

My printer is finally working again  so I was able to download a digi print from the  "A Day For Daisies" website and make a card to enter in their current  challenge.

Isn't this little pumpkin blossom just too sweet. I colored the image with colored pencils and used baby oil to blend the colors. The alphabet stamp set was purchased at my local craft store and is a NBUS. Never Before Used Stuff.

All the papers that I used to make this card came from my scrap paper collection. Some of the black layers of paper were actually pieced to make  use of small snippets of paper. Those snippets qualify me to once again play at Pixie's Playground. This is Challenge #147.

I hope you will visit both of these challenge blogs and check out all the fabulous entries.
Thanks for stopping by and if you like my card leave me a comment and maybe become one of my new followers.

Ta Ta For Now,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday Challenge # 2

Today I'm joining "Stamping With Bibiana"  for Throwback Thursday  Challenge #2. Click on the highlighted link which will take you to the Stamping With Bibiana blog and you can view all the entries in this challenge.

For this challenge we are revisiting one of our  previous blog posts. Preferably one with a Halloween theme (not mandatory).

Here is  my card  from October 28th, 2013, please click on this link  Halloween Card   if you would like to see the original  post.

I think I've only made two Halloween cards in all the time that I've been making greeting  cards. I love my Stampin Up Owl punch and had fun making the little, not so spooky, ghosts using that punch. My favorite thing about the card is the little bows made from the hearts.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you will take some time and visit the  Stamping With Bibiana blog also.

Have a great day and I hope that you will become one of my new followers and leave a comment to let me know that you were here.
Ta Ta For Now,

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lots Of Little Ladybugs

Today I'm sharing a card that I made after seeing one like it on Pinterest.   I already owned the bug and bee and flower and leaf dies but I did have to buy the fancy fold card die.

The beauty of this card is that all of the little "buggy" pieces and the flowers and the leaves were cut from assorted little snippets of colored card stock.  The pieces are small so I hardly made a dent in the size of  my packets of left over card making scraps.

 This is a picture of the new Elizabeth Craft, Karen Burniston "Pop-It-Up"die that I used to make this card.

I'm entering this card in the competition over at Pixie's Playground this week. I was surprised and delighted that "Di" chose my Southwest Artist Trading Blocks as one of her top three picks for last weeks challenge. Thank you so much Di!

I hope you are all having a great day and thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. I would love it if you became one of my followers and hope you will leave a comment.

Ta Ta For Now,

Monday, October 6, 2014

Another Friendly Challenge

Or perhaps  this post should have been titled  " A Challenge Between Friends" ? Oh well, however you say it, my good friend Cindy recently suggested a challenge for the two of us to complete.

Cindy challenged me to use some of my Gelli Print Papers to make anything but a card or a tag and to post the finished item or items on our blogs.
Go visit Cindy's blog "Stitches In Time" and see what she created for this challenge.

Cindy and I both have Gelli Plates and have been spending time printing paper. The paper  printing is fun but coming up with uses for the paper is another matter.

 This is what I created and they are called Artist Trading Blocks.

I made them in only two sizes because I only had two sheets of printed paper that would work for this.
 The paper was printed using orange, cream and yellow acrylic paints.  From snippets of black card stock I cut out Southwest images using my Cricut.

Those snippets qualify this project to be entered in Pixies Playground Challenge 

Here are some more views of the Artist Trading Blocks.

If you're wondering why I used the Southwest designs on the blocks, we have now made the move from Minnesota to Arizona.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you will try some of these Artist Trading Blocks. Leave a comment to let me know what you think of my project and sign up as a follower and please  come back again soon.

Have a wonderful day.