Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge with Mama Elephant Stamps RRCB46

A new to me challenge blog- Retro Rubber- is based on a great idea--you have to use stamps at least 1 year old!  What a great motivator to bring out some loved but lonely stamps! The current challenge is to create a card with a critter.

I used a Mama Elephant stamp- of 2 adorable rabbits. I am not sure of the exact date but I know these are over 2 years old because I used them on a card in March 2014!

I paper pieced sections of the bunnies and colored a few sections with copics. And I just noticed I lost 2 of the Queen and Co rhinestones between creating and photographing....or I just missed putting them on- LOL.
Stop by Retro Rubber-- there are some fabulous cards!
Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Non-traditional Colors With The Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

I know, it is barely September...but have you started making your Christmas cards? I have a tiny pile- but what I have completed is thanks to the great challenges out there!  I love to make cards but sometimes I need a little push! Challenge #79 at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge is to create a card using non traditional colors.

I used a great stamp set from My Favorite Things and the pink cardstock is also by MFT. And yes, I put Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers on her coat and the fire; it photographs funny...I love it in real life!

Have a wonderful week!


Frosty Sends Warm Fuzzies!

The challenge at
this time around is to create a card featuring something with an F. I decided to use this very friendly Frosty snowman who is sending warm fuzzies!  

I paper pieced his hat and scarf and it is hard to see but the snow banks and the fur and pompom on his hat are glistening from Spectrum Noir glitter markers. I love the patterned paper- it looks like the snow is actually moving!
Thanks for stopping by, 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Combining 2 Challenges

Hello- I found my mojo and finally some time to color and create so this is my second post for today!
Over at Cards in Envy- the theme is wings.

And Tuesday Morning Sketches has a classic sketch to try, I love when an image can take center stage!

I rotated the sketch- but otherwise used it as is-- I love the crispness of the sketch!And the bird stamp by Whipper Snapper Designs is so stinkin cute- and one of my favorites!
Enjoy your day,

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer- A Challenge of RED!

The current challenge at
is to use red- a lots of it!  How could I resist this happy Santa by My Favorite Things- colored with Copics and Spectrum Noir glitter markers on the belt, boots and beard! Oh I wish the shimmer showed in the shiny and cheerful!The areas that look white are glittery goodness!  I colored white ribbon with 2 shades of red copics for my final touch of red. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

Hello! Every year I want to start my Christmas cards early and enjoy the process and not rush at the end of the year! I want to play along with Christmas challenges all year long so I am participating in a Traditional Colors challenge at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge blog.
I chose red, green and gold for my colors-- and the cute elf's outfit comes across more as a blue/green instead of a true Christmas green. I just tried out a shotbox-- love it- but I think I need to practice more with the lighting! The elf stamp is from My Favorite Things- a wonderful set of stamps!  

I have been absent from blogland for a while. Life got super busy and my mother and father decided it was time to be together again. My mom passed in May after a sad struggle with Alzheimers.  My comfort is knowing they are together again.
I am off to the first tournament softball weekend of the season. The weather should be nice and in between games I plan to do some coloring of Christmas images. I hope to be posting more often.
Enjoy the weekend!
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