Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #13

It's always 'Anything Goes' at Lacy Sunshine as long as you hand-color your image! (BTW, did I mention I Love her stamps!) I got this stamp for a challenge that is founded by a friend and I (Karen) Here's the digital one, but I also colored this one!
Isn't she CUTE?! She is called 'Olivia Otter'
I colored her with prisma colored pencils. I made a double easel! The sentiment is on a little easel too! I used a lace frame from spellbinders & added some cute little buttons (bees & dragonflies) from my stash, bling is also from my stash. The butterflies are die cuts from SU and of course I had to add stickles to the water and the flower!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Digi Darla #73

Won't you join us at Digi Darlas! This is a fun challenge! 
Our challenge is called 'Copy Cat'
We are all challenged to use this digi...
Which will be free for this week only HERE
This is mine
I colored my image with prisma colored pencils. I used two die cuts from spell binders and added pearls, bling, and buttons from my stash. Oh, I used a dry embossing folder from SU also.
Check out my teamies HERE

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lasting Memories #150

It's Christmas in July at Lasting Memories!

I LOVE this pic of my Grandmother and me! I took it at the nursing home! 
The 2 trees were made with my cricut, and boy did I hold my tongue in my left cheek! LOL! (It was hard glueing these layers on the black-out tree) The Dove and the Holly leaves are labels from Sam's. I just bought this lacy die cut from spellbinders, that my journaling is in.


Saturday, July 27, 2013

CWLC #51

It's all about the doggies at Created With Love Challenges!
I decided to make a LO instead of a card!
This is my former dog, Gonzo.
He was so little then and he grew to about 150 lbs. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

DSC #46

We have a new challenge at Digitally Sweet and it is called 'Just Add Water'.
We are being sponsored by the terrific Lacy Sunshine

I used 'Olivia Otter' 
My digital software is MDS2
I painted her in Paintbrush and found out what the Airbrush does, see the water rings and the otter that is underwater!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Digi Darla #72

Digi Darla Challenges is getting a jump on Christmas!
It really will be here b4 we now it!

I used Digi Darla's 'Owl Wreath (colored)' Everything is from my stash!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lasting Memories #149

We saw some quite charming LO's last week and this week we would like t0 see how you use "Birds & Bees" on those LO's!

My flourishes are a diecut from SU in my Bigshot. The birds are from Su as well, a stamp with a matching punch, colored with prisma colored pencils, the butterflies are from SU too! The bees are buttons, the rest is from my stash.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

613 Avenue Create #28

At 613 Avenue Create, it 'Anything Goes' with optional birthday!
Last time I WON! I'm honored!
I chose not to do birthday just 'Anything Goes',
How do you like my 'Steampunk Mermaid' from Delicious Doodles?
I colored her with prisma colored pencils. (help I'm going blind! So much detail!)
Your best friend is your sharpener and a magnifier glass.
I put her in an embossing frame and chalked on the embossing. I purposely colored her bold and just put a hint of color on the rock and water, so she would be the focal point.  Used an embossing folder with cogs. Pearls & nailheads are from my stash. I found a little cog I used as a frame on her tail  fins, then of course she got stickles! Oh, I forgot, I used a cuttlebug frame embosser and sprayed my lace with glimmer mist.

Friday, July 19, 2013

DSC #45

It's Friday so that means it's time for a new challenge at Digitally Sweet! First we saw alot of Awesome creations last week! This week we would like to see projects that mean "Summertime or Sunshine" and we are being sponsored by the Fantastic
I am using TD 'Telling Stories kit'

One of our favorite past times.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

CWLC #50

Last week I was chosen the winner, I am THRILLED and honored!

This is an easel card but I managed to get 5 easels on one card!
I wanted to make it look like my Flamingos were kinda floating around.
I colored them in Paintbrush and printed them in different sizes. Decorated with various elements from my stash Except for the tree, I did that in MDS2.
It folds pretty flat for mailing! I used Digi Darla's 'Party Flamingo'

Monday, July 15, 2013

Digi Darla Challenges #71

Good Morning!
I got to choose the challenges for the month of July at Digi Darla's, so I made this sketch with MDS2.
I used DD'Darling Decal and Thank God Trust God sentiment'
I used a butterfly and matching stamp from SU and I added stickles! Colored my Darling Decal with prisma colored pencils.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lasting Memories #148

It's a wonderful day and Lasting Memories has a new challenge for us and it's called 'Country Charm'

This is my Mom and Uncle. Since these are old pix I tore and chalked the pix and some of the DP which are from SU. The lattice punch is from Martha Stuart. The birdies are from Stampin' Up with a matching stamp. I made a gate out of strips of wood paper. My charm is the little frame which has the same pic in it as as the one on the right. I made my sentiment in MDS2. Of course I added stickles!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

613 Avenue Create & Lacy Sunshine

At 613 Avenue Create, we get to 'Make our own Challenge' I used a Lacy Sunshine image called 'Butterfly Eyes by Heather Valentin' It's a retiring image and it was only $1.00. Colored it with prisma colored pencils.
At Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog it's 'Anything Goes' as long as you color your image by hand.
My lattice die cut is from Stampin' Up I embossed the negative of my lattice die cut and they were both white, along with the lace until I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.
Butterflies are a punch and matching stamp from Stampin' Up. Sentiment is from SU as is the frame punch. Pearls & Jewels are from my stash. Of Course I have stickles in every color!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Created With Love Challenges

At Created With Love Challenges we are challenged to make a birthday card using red & yellow and these colors are perfect together.

I made a masculine birthday card for a friend who loves older corvettes. The image I got on the web using a free digi and the paper was free on the web also, just changed the color to suit me! I colored my vette with prisma colored pencils and then my sentiment on WORD. I added nail heads from my stash and I applied stickles.

DSC #44

It's Friday, and that means we have a new challenge for you at Digitally Sweet!
It's everybody's favorite 'ANYTHING GOES' with bright colors!

I created a digital LO of my mother, she loved this song! The moon is shining brightly on the tree's, I used MDS2 from Stampin' Up.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Lacy Sunshine #12

Check out other Lacy Sunshine images here!
When I saw the inspiration from the fab DT at Lacy Sunshine Blog, it put me in the Christmas mood also! The image is called 'Blossom Hippie Chick Christmas' I colored her with prisma colored pencils. I used a lattice & flourish die cut in my bigshot from Stampin' Up. I used an ornament & word window punch from SU also. All the extras are from my stash. Then, of course, I added stickles in several different colors. (Oh, and did I mention, she is a retiring digi, so she was only $1.00! It's always anything goes!))

Digi Darla #70

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's and it's called 'MAKE AN EASEL!
I made a double easel. My sentiment is a little easel too! I used a frame punch from SU. Colored my image with prisma colored pencils (Isn't she cute?!) I embossed her in a frame embossing folder. I use a die cut from SU for my butterflies.  The flowers and sequin leaves are from my stash Then of course I added stickles!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lasting Memories #147

Good Morning!!!
It's Sunday, so that means we have a new challenge for you at
Show us your 'Precious Family' LO's.

This is not a digital LO!
I used a Lattice die from SU, so it would look like a trellis. The flowers & leaves are stamped and cut out with a matching die cut from SU also. My birdie is stamped and punched out with a matching punch from SU. I used a doily diecut in my Bigshot from SU. My DSP is from SU. Looks like I like Stampin' Up and your right! The letter stickers are from my stash. Oh, I forgot. my butterflies are a die from SU too! My bling flourish is from my stash and I colored my main flower with prisma colored pencils and last but not least, my friend Elizabeth found stickles in every color for me, bought those and of course I use them regularly!
This is a picture of my Grandmother, my sister, and I. (The one with the dorky hairstyle is me!)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Created With Love Challenges

It's all about the girls at Created With Love!
Who doesn't like to do girly creations?!
I used an Adorable image from Digi Darla's! It's a new release and it's called 'Jumper For Joy'. Colored it with prisma colored pencils. (Most of my supplies are from SU. I had to add stickles but they really do not photograph well.

DSC #43

We have a brand new challenge for you this week at Digitally Sweet and we are being sponsored by the famous Digi Darla (which I happen to be a DT member) Our new challenge is called 'RECIPE FOR A PICNIC'
I chose to do a LO of an actual picnic!
 Show us your favorite recipes or do a LO of an actual picnic or.....
I used the digi from Digi Darla 'Honey Bees (pre-colored)'
I removed the background in Paintbrush and applied it several times in different sizes. The bees were buzzing all around us that day.
This is my Great Nephew, my BIL, and my Sister at Sam Houston State Park.

Monday, July 1, 2013

DSC #42

This is my second post for Digitally Sweet which is a color challenge and is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine (awesome stamps!)

I used 'Eleanor & Pickles-Egyptian (pre-colored)
I love this stamp and it's perfect for friends! 
My Grandmother made quite a few friends in the rehab center but these were her Fav's!

Digi Darla #69

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's!
It's called 'Stars and Stripes and/or Red and White or Red, White, and Blue.'
I used DD image 'Wave The Flag'. I cut the top of the gatefold with Grand nestabilities. Of course I had to use stickles.