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Hi, my name is Terri. I started crafting at an early age when my grandmothers taught me how to crochet and embroider on dish towels. Over the years I've tried many other crafting mediums, and have found my favorite in rubber stamping. My wonderful guy (Craig) supports me in everything I do........I'm very blessed!! I love learning new things and hopefully will inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and try a few new things. Thanks so much for stopping by....have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 361

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 361!  Our theme this week is "Fantasy" and our wonderful sponsor is AliciaBel.  My adorable mermaid image is called "Smug Little Mermaid" and she is colored with Copic markers.  I used stamp sets from Fun Stampers Journey to complete my card....the background wave stamp, the starfish and the sentiment.  I popped up the wave piece and one of the starfish with pop dots and added a few rhinestones for bling on the mermaid.  Please visit our wonderful sponsor and also check out the other great cards by our design team members at this week's challenge.  I'm looking forward to seeing your "fantasy" creation there.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 18, 2017

PIP Challenge 1738

Welcome to Monday and PIP Challenge 1738.....an "Anything Goes" challenge sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps.  Be sure to visit Bugaboo to see their wide selection of awesome stamps....you will be in for a real treat!!  I chose this image called "Grow Old 4 Square" and cut the 4 squares apart. I layered each of them on black cardstock which were then layered on gold glitter cardstock and again on black cardstock.  I tied a black ribbon around the gold layer and decided to quit there.  I liked the simple look and plan to use this for an anniversary card.  Thank you so much for stopping by....please check out the other awesome cards by the design team members at this week's challenge and get your card linked up for a chance to win a prize from Bugaboo Stamps!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 11, 2017

PIP Challenge 1737

Happy Monday, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1737!!  We are an "anything goes" challenge and sponsored this week by Fred She Said.  If you haven't visited their shop, please do so....you'll be really happy you did!!

I chose this adorable digital image called "Emma and Rosey" and colored it with Copic markers.  I used various die cuts to mount the image on and also an embossing folder by Darice. I added a few rhinestones in the corners and popped up the image with pop dots.  The sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please check out the other cards by our awesome design team members here and get your card linked up for a chance to win some product from our sponsor.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 359

It's Tuesday and you know what that means......Yes!!  It's another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.  This week is Challenge 359 and you need to use dies and/or punches.  Our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  Be sure to check out all the awesome designs there!

I chose this adorable digital image called "Cownt Your Blessings" and colored it with Copic markers.  I used die cuts from Fun Stampers Journey and Memory Box  for the circles and layered them on Neenah patterned paper.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch (star pattern) on the black paper and layered all this on white cardstock.  I glued a few of the star cut-outs with glue dots around the image. Thank you so much for stopping by - be sure to check out the awesome cards by the other design team members at this week's challenge, and get out those punches and die cuts and get your card linked up!  Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, September 4, 2017

PIP 1736

Hello, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1736!  We are an "Anything Goes" Challenge and are sponsored this week by Di's Digis.  I chose this adorable "Sleepy Bear" image and colored it with Copic markers.  I wasn't sure what to put for a caption, so I decided on this cute little sign about friendship.    Hoping you are having a nice holiday weekend and so glad that you took time to stop by!  Be sure to check out all the great products at our sponsor, Di's Digis, and also the other cards by the design team at PIP Challenge 1736.  Thanks, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 28, 2017

PIP 1735

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1735, an "Anything Goes" challenge, sponsored this week by Sasayaki Glitter.  Be sure to check out all the sweet designs by our sponsor!!  There are some incredible ones!

I fell in love with this little ant image....so cute and easy to work with!!  I colored the image with Copic markers and added a little bit of Sparkle Marker by Spectrum Noir on the flowers, leaves and heart. The sentiment and sequins are courtesy of Fun Stampers Journey.

Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the great card designs by the other design team members at PIP Challenge 1735, and get your card linked up for a chance to win!!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 357


Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #357, where our theme this week is "Add Metal".  Our sponsor is Digital Delights by Louby Loo, and they provided us with "Steampunk Tasha" image to work with.  Be sure to check out all the very cute designs at this week's sponsor.

I have to admit before I started working on this card, I knew NOTHING about steampunk, but I did a little research and learned quite a bit.  While it's not my style, I had a lot of fun making this card!! I think it's fun to step outside your comfort zone once in a while and try something new.  I used a Darice embossing folder with clock faces and inked it up with tan, brown and aqua colors. I colored the image with Copic markers and used die cuts from Wish.com for her and the border. I had these  metal doo dads in my stash, so I added them along with a Memory Box circle pattern die cut out of copper paper. The sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey is stamped on a small tag with a metal eyelet.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the other design team members' cards at the challenge, and be sure to get your "Add Metal" card linked up for a chance to win!  Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

PIP Challenge 1734

Happy Monday, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1734, where our theme  is "Anything Goes".  This week's sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps , and I chose this image called "Tulips and Bugs".  Be sure to check out all the awesome products at Bugaboo. I never get tired of looking at their site!

I colored the image with Copic markers and then added lots of sparkle with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers.  I love sparkle!!  The "Thinking of You" sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey.  I'm so glad you stopped by....please check out the other awesome cards by the design team members at the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing your creation this week - who wants a chance to win product from Bugaboo???   Thanks for your comments, and have a wonderful day!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

PIP Challenge 1733

Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy!  It's someone's birthday and I bet you can't guess who!!  Yes, Craig had a birthday over the weekend and this is the card I made for him.  It's also Monday, which means it's time for a new PIP Challenge, where the theme is "Anything Goes".  Our sponsor this week is the wonderful MHK Designs.  I fell in love with this Sea Creatures digi set and knew it would be perfect for Craig's birthday card.  Be sure to check out all the great images at MHK Designs.

To make my background I put drops of blue, aqua and citrus green reinkers on a stamping block and spritzed with water.  I laid my paper on top of that to get the initial color on it.  Then I drew some "weeds" with markers and spritzed more water directly on the paper to get the watery look. I dried it with a heat gun.  I stamped a few fish toward the bottom  and then colored my main fish with Copic markers.  I popped them up with pop dots.  I added some "bubbles" with Nuvo Jewel Drops and stamped my sentiment (sorry, I don't remember where it's from) in the top left corner.  To finish it all off, I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers in blue, green and clear all over the water to make it sparkle. Unfortunately it didn't show up well in the picture.  Trust me....it's sparkly!! 

 Be sure to check out all the cool  cards by the other design team members HERE.  Get your card entered for a chance to win some awesome product from our sponsor!!  Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 355

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means!!  Another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!!  This week we are sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs and our theme is "interactive cards".  I made a wiggle card, so if Newton and his cup are touched, he wiggles on a piece of coiled wire.

This was a very fun card to make. I used the wire from a wired ribbon and wrapped approx. 3" of wire around a thin paint brush handle. I punched a hole in two small circles, coiled the wire through them and glued them to another small circle.  After coloring Newton and his cup with Copic markers, I glued one end of the wire piece to that and the other to my base card.  Then I  finished my card with some Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Silk and a few sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by - I hope you will check out all of the awesome products at Newton's Nook Designs and the creative cards by the other design team members at the challenge.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 7, 2017

PIP Challenge 1732

Welcome to Monday and another PIP Challenge!!  This week we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and our theme is "Anything Goes".  This is my first time using a Fabrika Fantasy image, and I was amazed at the selection they have - be sure to check them out!!   I chose this Frolicking Possums image and made an "I Love You" card.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used a die cut  (sorry, I can't remember where from). The small hearts stamp is from Judith.  All this was layered on a light blue piece of card stock from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please be sure to check out the other design team members' cards at the challenge.......I'm looking forward to seeing your entry there!!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 31, 2017

PIP Challenge 1371

Happy Monday, and welcome to another PIP Challenge.  This week is Challenge 1731, and because it is the 5th Monday of the month we have a theme: circles!!    Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis.  Please check out all the wonderful products they have!!

The possibilities are endless with circles!!  I had so many ideas and settled on this one of die cut circles made into flowers.  I used various sizes of circle die cuts along with scraps of paper from my stash - because you know I am the queen of scraps!! I cut stems and leaves and stamped a birthday sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey. All were layered on a piece of white cardstock embossed with the swiss dot embossing folder.  I added a single gem stone in the middle of each flower, and that was it!  SO much fun to make!!  Please check out all the other great cards from the design team members at the challenge, and get your entry in for a chance to win some great product from Di's Digis!  Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 11

I spent a day at a friend's house working on Christmas cards and wanted to share what I made.  All products are from Fun Stampers Journey, using new stamps and die cuts from the Holiday Catalog which will be available August 1st.  I'd like to share this card at:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 11

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 353


Welcome to Tuesday and another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!!  Challenge 353 is a color challenge.....black, white plus 1 other color of your choice.  We are sponsored this week by MHK Designs, and I have used "Get Well Flowers" as my image.  Please check out all the wonderful images at MHK Designs.....there are so many good ones!

I printed my image on white cardstock and then cut a scalloped circle from another piece of white cardstock. I cut a second scalloped circle out of black cardstock and layered them over my "Get Well Flowers" image.  I colored the flowers with Copic markers, added some Wink of Stella and Journey Glaze (Fun Stampers Journey) on top of that.  I used some black and white ribbon from my stash and printed a sentiment from Northwoods Stamps, layering this on black cardstock overtop of the ribbon.  I appreciate you stopping by.....thank you for leaving a comment, and I hope to see you in the challenge.  Be sure to check out the beautiful cards by the other design team members here.  Have a wonderful day!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
MHK July Challenge  

Monday, July 17, 2017

PIP Challeng 1729


Welcome to PIP Challenge 1729, sponsored this week by Newton's Nook.  I love Newton and all the stamps at Newton's Nook....if you haven't browsed their site, please do because you will find the cutest stamps there!!

My honey fell a few days ago and has some badly bruised ribs, so I made this card for him using "Newton's Sick Day" stamp set.  I kept it kind-of plain and low-key, as he's not a real frilly kind of guy and isn't doing a whole lot of laughing right now.  He liked it and said it made him smile.  Mission accomplished!!   Thank you so much for stopping by - please check out the other great cards by the design team members at the challenge.  I'm looking forward to seeing your creation this week.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 351

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means.......another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!!! This week we are sponsored by Sweet n Sassy Stamps, and I chose this adorable ice cream cone and sentiment.  It's definitely summer in Wisconsin, and I sure could go for an ice cream cone!! Be sure to browse through all the cute stamps at Sweet n Sassy!

I made my background using a stamp from Walter and Winnie and colored in the baubles with gel markers.  I colored the ice cream cone and sentiment with Copic markers and layered them on the base piece.  I added a few sequins for fun.  Thank you for stopping by - please be sure to check out all the great design team cards at this week's challenge and upload your entry.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 3, 2017

PIP Challenge 1727


Welcome to Pammies Inky Pinkies (PIP) Challenge 1727....an "Anything Goes" challenge!  This week we are sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle, and I have chosen a digital image called "Expresso Yourself".  I colored it with Copic markers and popped it up on a tan piece of paper that was half embossed with a Darice embossing folder. I tied ribbon around that before layering it on my base cardstock from my stash.   The sentiment is from Newton's Nook and works perfectly with this image!  The finishing touch was a sparkly gelly roll pen on the coffee steam.

Thanks so much for stopping by - be sure to check out all the other awesome cards at PIP Challenge and get your project uploaded .  Looking forward to seeing what you create!  Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 349


Hello, and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 349. Our theme this week is "creative borders" and we are very happy to be sponsored by Sunny Studio.  I chose this adorable stamp set called "Froggy Friends".  Please be sure to check out all of their adorable stamp sets at Sunny Studio!

I stamped and colored my images with Copic markers, popping up the frog with pop dots.  My border uses both a Nestibilities die cut and a Sizzix embossing folder - a Tim Holtz Alterations one.  In its entirety, it is a sunburst, but I thought it looked really cool as a partial border with this stamp set. it reminds me of water splashing.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to check out all the other great cards by our design team at the challenge, and get your creative border project uploaded.  Can't wait to see what you create!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 19, 2017

PIP Challenge 1725

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1725, an Anything Goes challenge, sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose the digital image "Believe 4 Square".  Please check out all the great images at Bugaboo....you'll have a hard time deciding which one you like best!!

I made a square card this week.....a rare thing for me, but it works!  This image was so easy to work with.  I printed the image on watercolor paper and used my Tombow markers and a water brush.  I mounted the image on yellow cardstock and again on purple cardstock cut out using a scalloped edge square die cut. A few swishes of Wink of Stella and I was done!  Please be sure to check out all the great cards by the other Design Team members at our challenge, and get your entry in for a chance to win some great product!!  Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 347

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 347, where our theme this week is "For the Men".  Our awesome sponsor this week is Dr. Digi.  Please be sure to check out their products....they have some of the cutest images!!

I selected "Rainy Raymond" for my image this week - and I colored him with Copic markers.  I wanted to keep my card pretty simple so I could keep him as the focus.  I used cardstock and patterned paper from my stash (yes, my very LARGE stash!) Lol.  I mounted the image on black paper and popped this and the sentiment up with pop dots.  My dad has a birthday coming up, and I think I will send this to him.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing your entry in our challenge!!  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 410


I hadn't entered a card challenge in quite awhile, and when I saw the colors (tangerine, poppy and charcoal) for this challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I got out my pan pastels and created a silhouette scene with a sunset-type background. I used a stamp set from Amuse Studio and an embossing folder from Darice to make the card.  Not too bad for the first attempt at using pan pastels. Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!

Monday, June 5, 2017

PIP Challenge 1723


Hello, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1723.....an "Anything Goes" challenge sponsored this week by Fred She Said.  Please be sure to check out all their wonderful images!!

I used images from the Sentimental Flower Doodledallion set and colored the images with Copic markers.  I used an embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and a piece of patterned paper from my stash.  After coloring the images I fussy cut them out and layered them with pop dots.  I added two small dragon flies Dazzles for accent.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I'm looking forward to seeing what you create in our challenge!!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 345


Welcome to another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!! Our theme this week is "stitching" and we are sponsored by Kim Sherrod - Lily Patch Boutique. Be sure to check out the great products that Kim has to offer!!

My image this week is from Stampin' Up, and I used a piercing grid to make my stitching marks.  It was really fun!!  I added some bling crystals in the flower center to finish off the card.  Thank you so much for stopping by....I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, and I look forward to seeing your "stitching" creation in our challenge!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

PIP Challenge 1721

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1721, where our theme is Anything Goes.  Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said.  Please be sure to check out their site....the choices are amazing!!  I chose this beautiful digi called "v6 Daisies with Bracket Frame".  Love it!

I decided to try a new type of card this week - a Dutch Fold Card.  I've admired them for years but had never tried to make one before.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make, and the versatility is awesome......so many options!  I colored the flower images with Copic markers and used some scraps from my stash. A few glitter accents on the flowers and bling in the flower centers, and there you have it!!  So much fun!  I do hope you'll join us at the challenge this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 343


Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 343, where this week we are sponsored by Fred She Said!  Our challenge is "texture".  I chose to use the beautiful "v6 Daisies" mage and colored it with Copic markers.  Each of the flowers and leaves was fussy cut and arranged on a piece of white card stock embossed with a sunburst embossing folder from the Tim Holtz collection.  I used a piece of pinkish cardstock for the base. The sentiment is from Penny Black.  For the finishing touches I added a rhinestone from my stash and some Wink of Stella and glitter on the flower petals.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the other outstanding creations by the design team members here, and have a wonderful day!  Looking forward to seeing your creation in the challenge!!

Monday, May 8, 2017

PIP Challenge 1719


YAY! It's time for another PIP Challenge, and this week we are sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Please visit their site to see their awesome products!!  I chose this image called "Country Flowers" and printed it on watercolor paper.  I colored it with Tombow markers and an aqua pen. I mounted it on a pretty frame die cut and then again on light blue cardstock.  I added Wink of Stella accents on the flowers and while it was still wet, I added some glitter.  It's hard to see from the picture, but it turned out really sparkly!  I added a bow at the bottom to finish it off.  Please check out some great inspiration from the rest of the design team here, and be sure to link up your creation for this week's challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 341

 
 
Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 341, where this week we have a sketch challenge!!  You must follow the sketch to enter this week's challenge, which is sponsored by Kitty Bee Stamps.  This is the "Love Bug 05" image......isn't it adorable??
 
I colored the image using Copic markers and added glitter accents on the wings and antennae. I found these paper scraps in my stash and cut them according to the sketch.  I popped up the top layer with foam dots.  The sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey.  I'm so looking forward to seeing what you create with this sketch - be sure to get some great inspiration from the other design team members here.  Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day! 



Monday, April 24, 2017

PIP Challenge 1717


Hello again, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1717, where our theme is Anything Goes.  Our wonderful sponsor this week is All Dressed Up.  I chose an image called "Flowers for Mum".  I thought this image was perfect, as the flowers are coming up now and are so pretty! We are starting to get leaves on the trees, too!  Yay!!!

I colored this image with Copic markers and paired it up with a background stamp (Vintage Notes - Fun Stampers Journey)  and an oval die cut. I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers and a pink bow to match.  Please check out the other Design Team members' cards at the challenge and be sure to get your entry in to win a fabulous prize from our sponsor!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 339


Yay!  It's time for another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!  This week we have a photo inspiration as the theme, and our lovely sponsor is "The Cutting CafĂ©".  They generously provided images for the Design Team to use in creating our cards.  Please check them out!

I used the colors navy, ocean blue, light ocean blue and gray in my image as listed in the photo challenge.  I colored the images with Copic markers and added glitter and Wink of Stella highlights in the clouds, raindrops and puddles.  This was a fun challenge, and I can't wait to see what you create!  Be sure to check out the other wonderful cards from the Design Team and link up your card at the challenge.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Monday, April 10, 2017

PIP Challenge 1715


Welcome, welcome, welcome!  It's time for a new PIP Challenge - #1715 sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps!  Our theme is Anything Goes.  I chose the digital stamp "Thoughts and Prayers Block"....seems I'm always needing thinking of you and sympathy cards.  I colored the image with Copic markers and mounted it on cardstock from my stash.  I added a few glitter highlights in the flowers.  And that's it!   Thanks so much for stopping by - I sure love seeing you!!  Be sure to check out the awesome cards from the other Design Team Members here and link up your card in the challenge!  You can win some awesome product from Bugaboo Stamps this week!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 337


Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 337, where our theme this week is Tropical Critters.  Our awesome sponsor is My Grafico, and this adorable image is called "Koala 13".  Be sure to check out all of their great products!

My image was colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. The background paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and layered on white cardstock.  I popped up the koala with pop dots.  The sentiment is from Art Impressions.  Thank you so much for stopping by - so happy to see you!!
Be sure to check out all the design team members' cards at the challenge here and get your entry in for a chance to win some awesome product!  Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

PIP Challenge 1713


Welcome to PIP Challenge 1713, where our theme is Anything Goes and our awesome sponsor this week is Di's Digis.  I chose an adorable image called "I've Got this Kitty" and colored it with Copic markers. I added some springy colored paper from my stash and a sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey.  I also added a flower and butterfly embellies to finish it off.  Thanks so much for stopping by. Please check out the wonderful designs by our PIP Challenge design team here and link up your card at our challenge.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 335


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 335

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 335, where our theme this week is "Add Dimension". Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps.  Be sure to check out their super cute line of products!
I chose a sweet image called "Mr. Gentlemen Chick" this week, printed him a couple times and colored him with Copic markers. I made a frame around each image and popped it using dimensional tape.  The background is made using Fun Stampers Journey silks - I splattered them all over a blank piece of white cardstock. The sentiment is also from Fun Stampers Journey. For the finishing touch I added a few gems from my stash.  It's hard to see on this picture, but I used Wink of Stella to give him some shimmer.    Thank you so much for stopping by - be sure to check out the other Design Team members' cards and get your entry added to the challenge!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 13, 2017

PIP Challenge 1711


PIP Challenge 1711

Welcome to Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges (PIP) 1711, an Anything Goes challenge!  This week our sponsor is Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  Please be sure to check out their fabulous designs.... cute, cute, cute!

I chose "Dig You Dolly" for my image because it reminded me of spring flowers...something I really would like to see soon!  I colored the image with Copic markers and layered it on some spring-looking paper from my stash.  I added some glitter to the shovel and the flower. The sentiment is from Amuse Artstamps, and I popped that up with pop dots.

I'm so happy you stopped by!  Be sure to stop over at the challenge to see the other Design Team members' cards, and link up your own!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 397

 
 
 
 
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 397
This week's challenge is a color challenge, using brown, lagoon and soft rose.  The image I chose is from Fun Stampers Journey (Easter Wishes Stamp set). I colored it using Copic markers.  I used brown cardstock as my base for each of the other colors and popped up the image layer with pop dots. I added a few pearl accents, as well as some Stickles on the heart and bottom cup and some Wink of Stella on all the other cups to add some shimmer.  Thank you for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 333

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 333

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 333....so happy to see you!  Our awesome sponsor this week is Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps, and I have picked the image "Amy in the Garden".  Please visit their site to see some adorable images!! 

I watercolored my image with Tombow markers and a water brush. I layered the image on purple and yellow cardstock and added my sentiment (from Fun Stampers Journey).  I added some pink Stickles to her bow and shirt, and added a few candies along the side.  Please be sure to check out the other Design Team Members' cards and get your entry linked up.  You could win a fabulous gift certificate from our sponsor!!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 396


Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #396 - Cats

This is my first time entering a challenge at Cupcake Inspirations, and I was excited to find this challenge, as I am a cat lover!  There are so many cute cards by the design team and guest designers....I simply couldn't pass it up!  My image and sentiment are from Close to My Heart, and the base card and designer paper are from Fun Stampers Journey.  I thought the designer paper was perfect for this challenge!!  I colored the images with Copic markers and used a few sequins as embellishments. Thank you for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 27, 2017

PIP Challenge 1709


Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 1709

YAY!  It's another PIP Challenge.....our theme is "Anything Goes" and this week we are sponsored by Di's Digis!  You really need to check out this site, as there are so many adorable images!!  It was very hard choosing which one to use!

I decided on this sweet "Umbrella Friends" image and colored it with Copic markers.  I die cut the image and popped it up on a polka dotted piece of paper, which was then layered on a teal piece of cardstock.  My sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey.  I added a few sequins for accent.

Thank you for stopping by - be sure to check out the other Design Team Members' cards and enter yours in our challenge!!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 331


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 331

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge, where these week we are sponsored by Power Poppy.  Our theme this week is "favorite embellishment".  I have to admit, it was a little difficult for me to choose which embellishment is my favorite...there are so many wonderful ones, and I love them all!!  So I narrowed it down to 2.....ribbon and pearls/gem stones.  These 2 really are my "go to" embellishments for most of my cards.

I used Copic markers to color my image, and then used a technique called "Cracked Glass".  I inked my entire image with a VersaMark ink pad and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I did this 2 or 3 more times, making layers of clear embossing, and then put my image in the freezer for 5 minutes.  When I took it out of the freezer, I started to bend it, and the layers of embossing cracked just a little.  I continued to bend it until it had lots of little cracks all over.  I took an ink pad of similar color to my background paper and dobbered ink over the entire image, making sure I got ink in the cracks.  After wiping off the excess ink, I was left with an image that looked aged and distressed.  For the sentiment, I heat embossed it with VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder just once. 

Thank you so much for stopping by....please be sure to check out all the other Design Team Members' cards this week at our challenge and get your entry in.  We'd love to see what you create!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

PIP Challenge 1707

PIP Challenge 1707
Welcome to this week's PIP Challenge 1707, where "Anything Goes" is the theme.  Our sponsor this week is MHK Designs.  Be sure to visit their site to see all the wonderful images they have!!

I watercolored my image with Tombow markers and a water brush and fussy cut the image out.  I found some colored cardstock in my stash to match and used a Spellbinders embossing folder called Overlapping Circles. Glue dots were used to tack the image down, and I popped up the sentiment with pop dots. My card is going to be sent to a dear friend who is recuperating from a heart attack, and I wish her all the best in her recovery. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and be sure to check out our challenge and get your card entered!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 329

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 329 - Heart Strings

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge where our theme is "Heart Strings"......that means anything with hearts and string or twine.  Our sponsor this week is My Grafico, and we thank them for such beautiful images.....be sure to check out their product line!

I started with a double heart image, printed it on patterned paper and fussy cut it out. I punched a border and sewed the twine around the edges of the top layer.  I also wrapped it around the top layer a few times and tied a bow.  Then I layered this on a darker brown and finally on the base card.  The sentiment is from Door County Rubber Stamps.   My card turned out pretty rustic-looking, which was what I wanted, so I was pleased.  Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 30, 2017

PIP Challenge 1705

PIP Challenge 1705

Welcome to this week's PIP Challenge....our theme this week is "Celebrate" and is sponsored by the wonderful Sami Stamps.  Be sure to visit their website for some amazing products!!

I chose this cute little girl holding an ice cream cone for my image - it could be used for so many types of celebrations!  I colored it with Copic markers and added some Journey Glaze and sparkle dots (both from Fun Stampers Journey). The background stamp and sentiment are also from Fun Stampers Journey.  Be sure to check out the other Design Team members' cards and join in the fun at this week's challenge.  Thank you for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 327


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 327

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 327, which is an "Anything Goes" challenge and
sponsored by Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  So glad you stopped by!   My card is clean and simple this week, using "Peek-A-Boo Sophie" from our sponsor and colored with Copic markers.  I used a few scraps from my stash and layered the image on white with a teal background.  The embossing folder and sentiment are both from Fun Stampers Journey, as well as the sequins embellishments.  Please check out the wonderful products from Sweet N Sassy Stamps and the beautiful cards from the Design Team members at the challenge.  Thank you again for visiting - I look forward to seeing your entry in this week's challenge!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

PIP Challenge 1703


PIP Challenge 1703 - Anything Goes

Welcome to Pammie's Inky Pinkies (PIP) Challenge 1703, where each week is Anything Goes!  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.  Be sure to check out all of their awesome products!

I used a stamp called "Bug Flower Teddy" and made an I Love You card.  I colored the image with Copic markers and added some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers and dragonflies. I cut an oval out of patterned paper and layered it over the image, which was then layered on white card stock. I stamped the words on a small tag and added them on the bottom of the card.  Thank you so much for stopping by - have  wonderful day, and I look forward to seeing your entry in this week's challenge!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 325


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 325 - Snowflakes

Welcome to another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!  Our wonderful sponsor this week is "A Day for Daisies" - be sure to check out all their amazing products!!

I chose this adorable image called "A Lap Full of Kittens" and made it into a snowglobe using a Memory Box die and also a Stampin' Up embossing folder to make the snowflakes.  I colored the image with Copic markers, added Journey Glaze (Fun Stampers Journey)  and then layered it on paper from my stash.  Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day and stay warm!

Monday, January 2, 2017

PIP Challenge 1701


Welcome to Pammies' Inky Pinkies (PIP) Challenge 1701, a brand new card challenge starting today!! Challenges run from Monday at midnight CST through Sunday at 6:00 pm CST.  Each challenge is ANYTHING GOES unless the Monday falls on the 5th Monday of a month....then that challenge will have a theme that must be followed. 

Our sponsor for this first challenge is MHK Designs. I chose the  "Butterfly Wisdom" set for my card.  The strawberry plant and butterfly were colored with Copic markers and mounted on a piece of green cardstock before being layered onto the base card.  I mounted the sentiment on the same green cardstock and popped it up with pop dots.

Thank you for stopping by....have a wonderful day! Please follow the blog and join in the challenges! Looking forward to seeing your entry!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
mhkjanuarychallenge