Thursday, June 23, 2022

Seize the Birthday - Summer Activities

For this challenge, it was my turn to pick, and since it is June and the start of summer, 
I chose Summer Activities. 

Of course, if you are not into toppings, you can just make it a birthday theme. 

Here is my card.

This card came together quickly as I had some previously cut dies that I used. The background is a design paper from PTI that I thought was a fun water design. MFT is the stamp and die called Fun in the Sun. The seagull and some of the sentiment are MFT as well. 

Be sure to see more of what the team and our Surprise Party Guest Lorraine have for your inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Power Poppy - The Blossom Challenge

Yes, you got it right! This is the second blossom challenge since breathing 
life back into Power Poppy.
Isn't it exciting to see all of the Inspire Mondays with new and creative
 ideas for you to try? 

Well it is time for another Blossom challenge this month Christine is calling it 
The Glassy Eyed Challenge
This is an opportunity for you to try coloring glass.  
 Power Poppy has many stamps that are in or under clear glass, even the new 
Accentuate the Positive set. There will be a list of those for you on 
Christine's post for Monday. 

I downloaded this image called Zinnia Parade and colored it up for an A2 size card with my Copic markers. They are my go-to for coloring. After completing the coloring I did use some Prismacolor pencils to sharpen up the image. 

Our WINNER will receive a $20 gift card to use at the Power Poppy Store!! The challenge is open until noon on July 15th! Link up your project to the Power Poppy Blog for a chance to win!
Remember that you can print in any size when using digital images and you may be more comfortable with a larger size.  It does not have to be a card. Just try coloring. 

Here are some of the cards that I have done in the past showing you different glass images

Sometimes I use the artist's lines to guide me. As I did here.  And here!

You can look at a picture of a jar. 

Try it out and I would love to see what you do. 

More inspiration from the Bloom Brigade
Christine Okken View the winner of last month's challenge here. 
Me -  you are here

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Double D Challenge - Beach Time

We are well into summer and the next challenge chosen by Diane is Beach Time. 

My card

I had this card already done and decided to use it for this challenge. 
It is spellbinders dies 

The Prize

Head on over to the Double D Blog for more inspiration/ 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Color Hues - Yellow and Black

Hello, I am writing a quick post today for my entry to the new Color Hues Challenge.

Here is my card. 

Supplies for this card are GKD yellow and black card stock
Altenew diamond frame die
Spellbinders Bold Blossoms 
The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Seize the Birthday - Use your favorite technique #240

For the next challenge at Seize the Birthday, Ashwini is the host and she has decided on your favorite technique. You can do any technique that you like and it should be fun. 


Of course, you can do any project just as long as it is a birthday theme. 

I chose Heat Embossing. I love seeing the powder melt and I really should do it more. 
For this card, I used the Gina K Holiday Tapestry stamp and a sentiment from MFT.  
All heat embossed in Gold on Navy card stock. 

Stop by the Seize the Birthday blog and be sure to see our Surprise Party Guest, Lorraine A 
Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

GKD Monthly Mix challenge - Channeling Gina

One of my BFFs is the host for this next month's challenge at Gina K Designs.  
It is none other than Judy Woodland. 
You you need to do it look at one of Gina's many videos on YouTube and make a card like that. Just put your twist on it. 

y decision was easy as I just received the beautiful embossing folder called Tapestry! Gina just did a video recently called Partial Embossing using this folder. My twist is colored cardstock. 
Here is my card. 
I did a partial embossing on the top and the bottom of this A2 card panel.  It is hard to see in the photo, but I rubbed perfect pearls on the raised parts. Then I added the Daisy from Sweet Spring stamp and die set. A few crystals from my stash and it was done. 

I will be entering this card in the monthly mix at Gina K. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Double D Challenge - WHITE with ONE other color ONLY



     Pops of color Ocean Waves pearl and white 

My card
This is a pretty flat card that has dimension.  I used an embossing folder on the front and then a stamp and die from My Favorite things called Flowers in Bloom.  I thought they looked like poppies so I colored them red. I added a pre-printed sentiment. 

I am also linking up to Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge 
Here is where you can see more inspiration for your entry. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Four Seasons - Summer

                                           I am super pumped to be a guest designer for the 
                                                     Four Seasons Summer Challenge.

Here is the mood board that the hosts  Darlene and Diane have created for your inspiration, 
or anything goes depending on the season.  
This is a monthly challenge and the theme is Summer.  I am here for the month of June. 
 I was inspired by the lower right box. 

Those lovely pink flowers floating on a branch really got my mojo going. 

Here is the card I did for you. 

The supplies for this card are:
Elegant Edges Lace by PTI
The Greetery 
Botani Cuts Forget-Me- Nots
Fit to be Tied
Nuvo drops Ivory Seashell

Please check out this fun challenge to get your mojo going too. 
Thanks, Darlene and Diane for inviting me 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!