Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello again friends! Last post for the evening to share the card I made for my precious
daughter. She had seen the image after I colored it up during a Live Colour Along session 
with Alyce from Kit and Clowder (where I've been taking skin & hair coloring classes).
She asked me to please, please make her birthday card with it this year.  
So of course I did :o)
She squealed with delight when she saw it.  
I must admit that I'm pretty happy with how it turned out too.
Take a look:
Digital image "Icy" by The Greeting Farm

It felt strange making her a wintry birthday card when her birthday was just 
two days after Easter - but here's a little story about my daughter. 

Our precious little girl was born nearly 6 weeks early on her Daddy's birthday.
I went into pre-term labor with her and we spent nearly two days in the hospital on meds. 
In the midst of this - my husband gets either the flu or a case of food poisoning 
(still not sure which it was) and has to leave me.  Miraculously my labor stops and 
I'm able to go home the next day.  Two days later, and when my husband is better,
my labor starts again and back to the hospital we go. After a very scary situation 
in which we lost her heart beat and were prepping for emergency c-section -
suddenly she decides that she is ready and she came into this world very quickly.
And...on her Daddy's birthday :o) just exactly, I'm sure, as she had always planned.
Every day since she does things in her own way and in her own time.
Oh my, you should have seen some of the outfits she would dress herself in - lol!     
So, for her to have a winter birthday card on her spring birthday 
just seems par for the course - and if it makes her happy, it makes me happy :o)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin Challenges - Lots of Layers
Sketchy Challenges #71 Cordine's Sketch (see sketch I used below)
Squirrel and Fox Challenge #68 - Use Die Cuts or Punches (I used both)
Kit and Clowder - April Challenge - Use Blue
Robyn's Fettish Challenge #208 - Square  Cards
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #77 - Ladies
Creative Card Crew Challenge #60 - Girly
The Outlawz Challenges - Twisted Thursday Anything Goes with a Twist Birthday Card

Thanks for letting me share this card and a little bit about my sweet, sweet girl.
Til  next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

That's Mister Old Fart ... Happy Birthday

Hello friends! Today is my husband and my daughter's birthdays.   
Here's the card I made for the 'ol man in my life - LOL!
Digital image by Bugaboo Digis:  Gus Birthday - Old Fart

So really my DH is not even 50 yet but this image so cracked me up that I couldn't resist.
DH has a blue robe (just like this) and some brown slippers that he wears 
(fortunately NOT bunny slippers!).  Thankfully he doesn't smoke a pipe and 
sadly he doesn't have as much hair as Gus.  A lot less upkeep though -hahahaha!

Anyway...it made him laugh and he said he really likes it.  Hope you do too :o)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Just Us Girls - JUGS #237 Color Challenge 
(use Blue/Orange and any Neutrals)
  

TIME OUT Challenge #3 - Birthday with Optional Twist of Masculine
STAMPlorations April Challenge - Stamps & Your Favorite Technique
(two of my favs here - coloring with copics and dry embossing)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge #4 - Make it for the Boys
Come and Get It Challenges - Where the Boys Are
 Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - PPWC306 - Masculine Card
Crafty Catz #227 - Bis for... (on my card) Blue, bathrobe, birthday, bunny slippers
The Outlawz Challenges - Monday Greetings - "YES" for the Embossable

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.  Stay tuned for my next post coming soon 
where I share the card I made for my precious daughter. 
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D 


Life...Enjoy the Ride! ATS&M Challenge #92

Hello friends - I'm running a bit behind today in getting my post out!  
Time for another weekly challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!
This week ATS&M Challenge #92 is "Make Your Mark".
This is a personal favorite of mine as I LOVE to use my copic markers.
You, however, can use any kind of coloring medium you wish...
markers, crayons, watercoloring, chalks, paint - just Color :o)

This week we are once again sponsored by ARandomFan
who is offering a wonderful prize of 3 digis to our TOP ADDICT this week.

Here is my DT card this week using one of our sponsor's digital images:

Digital image by ARandonFan - "Monet's Bike" 

I had soooo much fun coloring up this image and am particularly pleased 
with the fact that I can see that my practice with shading, and coloring hair and skin 
is starting to pay off.  That skinny little bike was a bit of a challenge though :o)
This card just makes me feel happy. I hope it does you too!

The rest of my lovely DT pals have also made some wonderful creations to 
share with and inspire you this week.  I hope you will go visit them and say "Hi".
I can't wait to see what you color up for ATS&M Challenge #92 - Make Your Mark!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Digi Galore - Flowers
Inkspirational Designer's Choice - Sketch Challenge #54
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - Creativity Strikes #38
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #15 Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD April 22nd to April 28th Anything Goes
ARandomFan - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me - I'm sure glad that you did!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hoooo Loves You???

Hello friends and followers, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  
I have a card to share with you today for the weekly challenge at 
My Time to Craft - Challenge #244  Up, Up and Away.
That would cover anything up in the sky....aeroplanes, helicopters,etc.
If you use birds or butterflies etc...they must be main focus of creation!

Here's my DT card - using birds as the main focus:
Digital image by Deedee's Digis - Stamp of the Month "Under Your Wing"

My daughter hasn't seen this card yet.  I'm going to lay it on her pillow one morning
after she leaves for school so that she has a surprise when she gets home.
She is such a sweet girl.  Being her Mama is one of the greatest joys in my life!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
(a progressive challenge where you can earn a fee digital image each month 
for participating.  I've loved each one that I've received so far). 
Digi Galore - Flowers
Sister Act #52 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #173 - Use Ice Cream Colors
(mine are chocolate, maple nut, coffee, lemon and orange sherbet)
I hope you will go visit the other lovely ladies on the MTTC team 
and see what they've made to share with and inspire you this week. 
We'd love to see your Up, Up and Away creation in our gallery this week!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Friday, April 18, 2014

52CCT April Theme Challenge 12 Days of Christmas - A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Hello friends and happy weekend!  Time for another fun challenge at 
The third Saturday of each month is a Theme Challenge at 52CCT and our April hostess,
 Deborah, has chosen the theme of ... 12 Days of Christmas.

We also have the talented - Pat Couder  as our Guest Designer this week. 

 So without further ado, I'm going to get right to sharing my DT card with you.
Here it is:
Digital image by Bugaboo Digis - Partridge in a Pear Tree

I have to admit that I had absolutely nothing in my stash to pull from this week. 
So I went shopping and found this darling digital image by Bugaboo Digis. 
I used some non-traditional colors and papers this week. I'm happy with how it turned out.

If you would like some more inspiration - just pop on over to the 52CCT Challenge site
and check out what the rest of my lovely and talented DT pals have made.
 You can use any style, color or sketch this week. 
Just make sure that you've used a 12 Days of Christmas theme.
I hope that you will play along this week.  I can't wait to see what  you come up with!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Bubble Galore

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today.  
Here it is mid-week - whew...almost to the weekend - Yahoo!  
I have a sweet little card to share with you tonight - take a look:
Digital image by Lacy Sunshine - "Bubbles Galore"

I'm playing along with the Lacy Sunshine Facebook Group challenge.
This is a fun group that you can join too and get opportunities to partipate
in special challenges and get some great free digital images.

This image actually reminds me of my baby sister when she was little.
She had the most amazing blond curly hair.  But her eyes are blue.
My daughter thinks I should have made Bubble's eyes blue too - but I like them brown :o)

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
The Sketchy Challenges - Challenge #71 Cordine's sketch


STAMPlorations - April Challenge: Stamps & Your Favorite Technique
I have several favorite techniques but using digital stamps
and coloring with my copics is at the very top of the list.

Sister Act Card Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge #31 - Make it Feminine
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - #173 Use Ice Cream Colors
my colors: huckleberry (purple), strawberry (bright pink), bubblegum (lt pink) & lemon sherbet (yellow)

Creative Moments Challenge #40 - Anything Goes/Girly
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #77 - Ladies (mine is a little lady).
  Kit and Clowder - April Challenge: Something Blue
Crafting by Designs - April Anything Goes Challenge
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD April 15 - 21 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April

So that's it for me tonight friends :o)
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ATSM #91 - Anything Goes

Hello friends! Time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! 
ATSM Challenge #91 is "ANYTHING GOES" - Yahoo!! This is a very popular challenge.
I'm already getting my fingers all nimbled up to be leaving lots of comments this week :o)  

We have a fabulous sponsor this week - ARandomFan

Here's my card using the sponsor image called "Underwear Hero":

This image reminds me so much of my own son (who is now in college).
He used to grab the underwear out of the basket (usually clean ones :o))
and put them on his head racing through the room dressed much
like this image is (no shoes though).  He might be a bit mortified that
I shared this with you but it's a wonderful memory!

I've mentioned a time or two that I've been taking some on-line skin and hair
coloring classes.  I actually colored this image quite early on before
I had gotten too far into the hair tutorials.  Kind of disappointed with how
the hair turned out - but then I have to remember that I'm still learning
and this image is just too cute not to share with you.  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
FUSION - I used the sketch (rotated)

and
Feeling Crafty Challenge #27 - Anything for a Child
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April

I hope that you will go visit the rest of my lovely DT pals at ATS&M and
see their wonderful creations too.  I can't wait to see what you make!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D