Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mo Manning ~For the Boys

Mo Manning's current challenge is For the Boys.
I chose to color up the image called: Bronte and Louis
Here is my creation:
I used Copic markers to color in this sweet chocolate chip image. The sentiment reads:  BFF. It comes from a wooden rubber stamp.
 I chose to use this image because I don't share my cookies with just anybody, you know! 
However, I would share anything with my BFF. And... it is obvious to me that Louis and Bronte are definitely best friends forever! Just look at Bronte's pink tongue licking Louis' cookie. 
Too cute! 
The paper comes from my stash. I love pairing stripes and polka-dots together!
So, there is my creation For the Boys!
Happy Sunday, my friends!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Batty For You!

Just stopping in real quick to showcase a card I made this week  using Tiddly Ink's digital image Batty for You!

Here is my creation:

I kept the card layout clean and simple. The image is colored using Copic markers and the paper comes from My Mind's Eye called Wicked. The sentiment reads: Batty 'bout ya!
I'll be guest designing for Tiddly Inks in the month of November...but you know I never pass up the chance to color a Tiddly's Ink's image.
Tomorrow is going to be one of many  marathon days. Work starts at 7 AM and it won't end till after 11PM. It's homecoming so that means football game and chaperoning the dance following the big rivalry.
So, I'll catch you all on Saturday!
Have a Happy Friday, my friends!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sassy Cheryl's ~School Days

This week's newest Sassy Cheryl's challenge is School Days!
For this week's challenge, I colored up this very beautiful digital stamp called: Make the Grade
Here is my creation:

I colored this image in using Copic markers. I chalked in the blue clouds and added a gem stone to the flower. The paper is from My Mind's Eye and the flower is from my stash. I believe they are from K&Collections. I didn't add a sentiment because after I sat back, I felt that the picture spoke for itself. 

Every week I am in awe of those Sassy Gals and their amazing DT creations. You can click here to view their creations. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

SAS4K~Anything Goes

It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time the challenge is Anything Goes 4 Kids. Create and link any card for a child and you could win one of our great prizes.

We have three very generous sponsors for this challenge: Doodle Pantry is giving their winner a $10 gift certificate! Kenny K. is giving their randomly picked winner 3 digis of their choice!  And Milk Coffee Stamp’s winner gets 5 digis of their choice! TEAM S.A.S will also be choosing their favorite cards for our top three and the winners will receive a blog badge and an opportunity to be a guest design team member on a future challenge.

Here is my creation using Doodle Pantry's image called: Cherry Nice Mice:
I used my Copic markers to color in this digi set and added a few orange gems. The paper is from My Mind's Eye. The orange in the bottom corner is a 3D embellishment from Recollections.
The sentiment reads: Orange you so thoughtful...
I love this is so adorable!

You have until Friday October 4th at noon CST to enter this challenge. After you do, please consider sending in your card(s) to cheer a child who is inpatient in one of our eight children’s hospitals. Click here to check out the DT inspiration!

The Squirrel and the Fox DT

The Squirrel and the Fox's newest challenge is Happy Birthday! We welcome Sweet & Sassy as a sponsor this challenge. For this challenge, I colored the image from Mo Manning called: Bella Carrying the Cake.
Here is my creation:
I just adore that Bella and Bronte.
I kept the card clean and simple and used my Copic markers to color in the digital image.
The sentiment reads: Happy Birthday. It comes from a clear stamp.
Now, click here to hop on over to see the other wonderful creations created by the ladies at The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge site.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Spots and Dots

Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week sure was a fun one. It is Spots and Dots!!!
For my DT creation I used one of my most beloved characters.....CHARLIE! 

This image is The Wicked Witch of the much fun to color!!!!
The paper comes from several different pads...My Mind's Eye and The Paper Studio. All the spots and dots are a mixture of gem stones and enamel dots. Like I mentioned before...I am loving the new enamel dots. They add a final touch to my cards!
The sentiment reads: Boo to You! 
I used Copic markers to color in Charlie and some orange dots to outline her and the cat.
If the brooms fits...right?!?
Click here to check out what those Sassy Gals have created for the Spots and Dots challenge. My goodness....they never cease to amaze me!
Happy Tuesday, my friends!!!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Creative Creations Challenge

Creative Creations Challenge #19 is a photo inspiration:
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For this challenge, I used  Lacy Sunshine Stamps, the sponsor image called Lillianna Melancholy Moppet Digi Set.

Here is my creation:
This little garden friend is colored up with Copic markers and the paper comes from My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is a wooden rubber stamp that reads: Some people grin and bear it others smile and change it.
Click here and it will take you over to check out all the other ladies Down at the Bottom of the Garden inspiration.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Operation Write Home

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Here is my creation using a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp from Cheryl Alger called Holiday Lulu and Libby:

Of course, I colored this cutie using Copic markers. The paper comes from My Mind's Eye and I am just loving these new enamel dots. 

The sentiment reads: Hope your holiday sparkles.
I have to admit that I didn't follow the measurements of the sketch exactly, I felt like being a rebel. Just kidding. That's not why....
Anyways, it felt good to be able to play along again today. I missed a few Sundays because of going back to work. I knew that I was going to miss playing until I got the first few weeks of school underway. The madness of school starting is always overwhelming but I am in the groove of things now 
I hope you all have a great Sunday, my friends!

Housework Fairy

Mo's new Challenge #202 is Say it with Flowers. I decided to use this awesome digital stamp called Housework Fairy. This image is perfect for the card I made to accompany a house warming gift for my sister.
Here is my creation:
Everyone should be assigned a housework fairy, don'tcha think?!  I know I wish I had one. With 5 kids...I am lucky if I can find the kitchen table on a good day! 
I colored this fairy in using Copic markers. The paper is from My Mind's Eye. The fish tails are die cuts from My Favorite Things.

The flowers are from Recollections. And I added silver Stickles with a hefty sprinkle of Mixed Berries Fairy Dust Glitter. I love this stuff! I tend to go a little crazy with it! He-he!

So...Mo Manning's is having a DT call. I am not sure how I missed the fact that they have a challenge blog! Oh my! The injustices of the world! But now I am on to it! And I am throwing my hat into the mix to be a DT girl. I just adore that Bella and Bronte!

It seems lately, that I am down and blue. I knew that would happen once school started. Don't get me wrong...I love my job as a special education teacher! But at times, everything seems to get too overwhelming. That's why I like making cards! Just knowing that I have a cool new image to color up at the end of the day gives me that "oommph" to get through the day. Plus, my friends and co-workers really like my cards. When I walk into their classroom and see one of my cards on display sitting at their desk it makes my heart soar! That is the kind of pick-me up I need!

Card making and coloring make me deliriously happy!
So, my fingers are crossed as I submit this card for a chance to design with Mo Manning.

Challenges 4 Everybody

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lavender and Lilac

A new challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's is Lilac and Lavender. Colors I don't normally use too much. For this challenge I decided to use the rubber stamp Patience Secret.
 Here is my creation:
Every Sunday, I send a card to my favorite Aunt. She loves this Sally!
My Aunt looks forward to receiving my card each week. She sends me a book of stamps each month just to be sure she receives a card! I tell her all the time she doesn't need to, but she does anyway.
I love her!

This card will be one for her!
Please join us this week for the Lilac and Lavender color challenge.
Plus, click here to check out the amazing DT cards from my Sassy friends!
HAPPY Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Off the Page

Sassy Cheryl's  newest challenge is Off the Page.  For this challenge, I colored up Count Dracula Noah.
Here is my creation:

Of course, I used Copic markers to color in Noah. And I chalked in the clouds. The chalkboard embellishment came from K&Collections and I used a white gel pen to write in Happy Halloween.
Click here to check out what the other Sassy Gals did for their Off the Page Creations! Amazing!