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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!

Monday, December 17, 2018

PIP Challenge 1850


Hello!  It's time for PIP Challenge 1850, sponsored this week by Polkadoodles.  Thanks very much to Polkadoodles for providing an image for the design team to use in our challenge.  Check out all their great products....you won't be disappointed!  This image is called "Buying the Tree".  I printed it in two sizes and decided to color them both the same and finish them off differently.  I can't decide which I like better - what do you think? Copic markers were used to color the images, and then I used my very favorite Spectrum Noir sparkle markers to highlight areas.  The blue paper is embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. Please visit our challenge HERE and upload your project for a chance to win an awesome prize from Polkadoodles.  We really enjoy seeing what you create! Thanks for taking the time to stop by - I hope you have an amazing day!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 421

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 421, sponsored this time by Wink Wink Ink.  Thank you so much to Wink Wink Ink for providing an image for the design team to use. I chose this adorable one called "Seasons Tweetings".  Please visit their website to see all the great products they offer.   I colored the image with Copic markers and layered it with a piece embossed with a Darice snowflake embossing folder and then die cut with a Crafters Companion rough circle die cut. I added a cute little sentiment from Newton's Nook.  Be sure to check out our challenge to see the awesome inspiration from the other design team members and get your creation uploaded for a chance to win a prize from Wink Wink Ink.  Thanks very much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 10, 2018

PIP Challenge 1849

Happy Monday, and welcome to PIP (Pammies Inky Pinkies) Challenge 1849.  We are sponsored this week by the lovely Di's Digis.  Thank you so much to Di's Digis for being such a wonderful sponsor of our challenges.  We really appreciate them!  Please check out all their products HERE.  This week my goal was to use up some Christmas paper I had been holding onto (for a really long time). I used a Crafters Companion rough edge circle die cut to frame the tree and then simply scored the tan paper 1/4" from the edge all around.  It adds just a touch of dimension.  The twine was from my stash and the sentiment from Endless Creations. Thank you to my friends Judy and Pam for letting me play in their craft rooms!!  Please visit PIP Challenge 1849 to see some great inspiration from the other design team members and uplink your creation for a chance to win a $12 Gift Certificate from Di's Digis…..what an awesome prize!!! Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 3, 2018

PIP Challenge 1848

Hello, and Happy Monday!  It's time for PIP Challenge 1848, an Anything Goes Challenge, sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps.  So thankful to Bugaboo for providing an image for the design team members to use.  This cutie is called "Snowman Peeker" and makes me smile every time I look at it!  You can check out all their adorable images and product HERE.  I colored the image with Copic markers and fussy cut part of it out so it would "peek" around an edge that was layered with a piece of Crafters Companion designer paper. The snowflake is a Crafters Companion die cut, and the inside is embossed with a Sixxiz embossing folder.  The sparkly gem is from the stash. So glad you stopped by today - please visit our challenge this week and uplink your project for a chance to win a gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps! Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 419




Hello - it's time for Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 419, a photo inspiration challenge this week, sponsored by Freckled Fawn.  Please visit the Freckled Fawn website HERE to see all the wonderful images and products they have to offer.  You will be very pleased you did!

Our photo inspiration this week is this:

I was inspired by the plaid pattern in the pillows, bedspread and ribbon on the wreath.  I also wanted to follow the Christmas theme and did that in the sentiment.  I also brought in a few pine needles that reminded me of the wreath.  All products in my card are from Stampin' Up.

I hope you'll join our photo inspiration challenge - remember, it's whatever catches your eye that inspires you. You can see the other design team members' creations HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, November 26, 2018

PIP Challenge 1847

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1847, an Anything Goes Challenge, sponsored this week by Limited Runs Digi Stamps.  Thank you to Limited Runs for allowing the design team to pick an image....I chose Pine Forest.  Please visit their website to see all the lovely images and product they have to offer.
I colored this image with Copic markers and added some sparkle with Spectrum Noir sparkle marker.  The sentiment is from Crafters Companion. I added a dark green background piece and mounted that on a piece of Christmas striped paper.  Please check out our challenge this week HERE to see the awesome inspiration from the other design team members.  Be sure to uplink your creative project for a chance to win 3 digi images from Limited Runs in our drawing.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 19, 2018

PIP Challenge 1846



Hello, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1846, an Anything Goes Challenge sponsored this week by Sparkle N Sprinkle. Thanks so much to Sparkle N Sprinkle for providing an image for the design team to use......I chose "Just Me and My Dog". Simple but so adorable!!  Please visit their website to see all the amazing products they have!
I colored the image with Copic markers and added a hand-drawn border around the image. I used a pawprint embossing folder and layered all this on a white card base.  I die cut the sentiment and popped it up.  A slightly modified CAS card.....LOL!  I do hope you'll check out our challenge this week and uplink your project for a chance to win some awesome product from Sparkle N Sprinkle!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.  Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 418

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 418!  Our theme this week is "All Dressed Up" and our lovely sponsor is Kitty Bee.  Thank you to Kitty Bee for providing an image for the design team to use - I am using this adorable "Cutie Panda".  Please visit Kitty Bee Website to see all the adorable images they have!
I colored this cutie with Copic markers and used Spectrum Noir sparkle pen on the hat and bowtie.  I layered it on an oval die cut and then on some colorful candy patterned paper.  A sentiment from Stampin Up was added to finish off the card.
Please visit our challenge HERE to see some awesome inspiration from the other design team members and get your creative project uplinked for a chance to win a awesome prize from Kitty Bee.  Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 12, 2018

PIP Challenge 1845

Happy Monday, and welcome to Pammies Inky Pinkies (PIP) Challenge 1845, an anything goes challenge sponsored this week by Newton's Nook. I am a HUGE fan of Newton's Nook, and this week I used an image from the Holiday Smooches set. Soooo adorable!  Please visit Newton's Nook website to see all their incredible stamps and product.  I colored this image with Copic markers and stamped 2 sentiments from the same set above and below the image.  A piece of washi tape combined with some baker's twine made a cute embellishment. A couple pieces of cardstock from my stash were used to complete the card.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I do hope you'll visit our challenge this week and uplink your idea for a chance to win some product from Newton's Nook!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 5, 2018

PIP Challenge 1844

Happy Monday, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1844, an Anything Goes Challenge, sponsored this week by Polkadoodles.  Love the images at Polkadoodles - be sure to check out their website for an amazing selection of great products.  This image is called "Snowdrift Friends" and is so adorable!!
I colored the image with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.  I layered it on a piece of sparkly red glitter paper and then again on a piece of green cardstock embossed with a sequins embossing folder from Darice. The sentiment is a cutie from Fun Stampers Journey cut out with a heart die cut (Stampin' Up). The ribbon is a piece I found in my stash.

I hope you'll check out Challenge 1844 at PIP Challenges this week to see some awesome inspiration from the design team and then uplink your project for a chance to win a great prize from Polkadoodles.  Love seeing what you create!  Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 416

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 416.  Our theme is "Webbed Wishes", which means use a spider web in your project.  We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Stamps.  Please visit their website HERE to see all their great products!  My card this week features lots of items from my scraps pile.  I love to use up scraps!!  The pumpkin witch is from Northwoods stamp and colored with Copic markers.  The purple piece is cut with a Martha Stewart punch, and the embossed web is an unknown folder. I had the bat, the spider and Boo already cut out (unknown die cut) and used Spectrum Noir sparkle marker on them.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please vising our challenge HERE to see some wonderful inspiration from the other design team members and get your project uploaded for a chance to win a really nice prize from Di's Digi Stamps.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 29, 2018

PIP Challenge 1843

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1843, sponsored by Di's Digis.  Our theme this week is LEAVES.  Thanks so much to Di's Digis for being a great sponsor - check out all their wonderful products HERE.
I had so many ideas for a "leaves" card and ended up using an embossing folder technique.  I dobbered ink on the inside of the embossing folder, using different fall colors.  Then I ran a piece of white cardstock through the machine with the embossing folder, creating a background of leaves.  I used a single leaf image from Fun Stampers Journey and colored it with Copic markers.  I layered it on a piece of gold cardstock from my stash.  I made a banner of 2 other fall colors for accent.  I added 3 gold sequins to finish off the card.  I haven't decided what kind of card it will be yet, so no sentiment was added.  Please visit our challenge this week to see some awesome inspiration from the other design team members and get your project uplinked for a chance to win a really nice prize from Di's Digis.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Monday, October 22, 2018

PIP Challenge 1842

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1842, an Anything Goes Challenge, sponsored this week by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  I've chosen this cute image called Dr. Dan.  Please visit Digital Delights website to see all the wonderful products there!

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and an aqua pen and after it was all finished I wasn't sure what kind of card to make it.  So for now it is a generic card.  I used Spellbinders dies to cut it out and added a few enamel dots.  I added just a touch of Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the light and glasses.

So glad you stopped by - be sure to check out our challenge this week at PIP Challenges and get your project uplinked for a chance to win a nice prize from our sponsor.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 414

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!  This week our theme is "Missing You" and our lovely sponsor is DRS Designs.  Thanks so much to DRS Designs for providing an image for the design team to use - I chose this sentiment called Hello How Are You.  Please visit their website to see all their wonderful products!
I used up some paper scraps from my stash (love doing that!!) and used a circle die to cut the sentiment and a scalloped die to frame it.  I added a few pearl embellishments as the finishing touch.
The sentiment is perfect this time of year, as we have a lot of friends from our campground closing up their units for the winter and leaving for "home".  We always try to stay in touch with them during the winter months, and this is a card I can send out many times!! So to all our camping friends....safe travels, have a great winter and see you next spring!
Please visit our challenge HERE to see some great inspiration from our design team and get your project uplinked for a chance to win a very nice prize from DRS Designs.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Monday, October 15, 2018

PIP Challenge 1841

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1841, an Anything Goes challenge, sponsored this week by Gerda Steiner. So happy to have Gerda Steiner as a sponsor, and thank you to them for providing this adorable squirrel image for the design team members to use.  Sure is a cutie!  Be sure to visit their website to see all the adorable images and products!!
I colored the image with Copic markers and used papers from my never-ending stash!  The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug, the square die cut is from Spellbinders, and the sentiment is from Door County Rubber Stamps.  Check out our challenge this week  and get your creative project uplinked for a chance to win a digital image from Gerda Steiner!  It's a great prize!!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 8, 2018

PIP Chalenge 1840

Happy Monday, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1840, an Anything Goes Challenge, sponsored this week by Polkadoodles.  Thanks so much to Polkadoodles for being such a great sponsor and providing an image for the design team members to use. I chose this cutie called Scruff Cupcake.  Isn't he sweet??  Please visit their website to check out all their amazing products!

I colored Mr. Scruff with Copic markers and added some sparkle with Spectrum Noir sparkle markers.  A few enamel dots, some coordinating paper, and my card was finished!  Please be sure to visit our challenge this week for some great inspiration from the other design team members.  Get your creation uplinked for a chance to win a really nice prize from Polkadoodles!!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 412

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 412, sponsored by All Dressed Up.  Our theme this week is "For a Cause".  Thank you very much to All Dressed Up for providing an image for the design team members to use.  This cutie is from the image "Little Summer Girl 4".  Visit their website HERE to see all the lovely products they have.

It was difficult for me to decide on a single cause for my card, because there are so many great causes out there.  I decided my cause was to lend a helping hand to anyone needing it, whether it be for cancer, depression, domestic violence, etc.  Providing support for your friend(s) in need is really important to me and I definitely want to help out in any way I can. "If someone listens or stretches out a hand or whispers a word of encouragement or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen." Loretta Girzartis

The circle and butterfly dies are from Stampin' Up and provide a beautiful background for the image, which was colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is also from Stampin' Up. Pearls were added for accent.

Please visit our challenge this week to see the beautiful creations by the design team members and be sure to upload your "for a cause" project for an opportunity to win a lovely prize from All Dressed Up.   Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1839, an "Anything Goes" challenge, sponsored this week by Newton's Nook.  Thank you so much to them for being such an awesome sponsor!!  I used this adorable stamp set called "Snow Day" for my card this week. Please visit Newton's Nook Website to see all the adorable products they have to offer!  The images are colored with Copic marker, and I tore some white cardstock to make the snow hills, then used a Spectrum Noir sparkle marker to make glistening snow.  A Crafter's Companion embossing folder was used for the blue background paper, and the "Snow Day" sentiment was fussy cut from white cardstock.

I do hope you'll visit our challenge this week and see the great inspiration from the other Design Team Members.  Don't forget to uplink your project for a chance to win a great prize from Newton's Nook!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 24, 2018

PIP Challenge 1838

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1838, an "Anything Goes" challenge sponsored this week by Ching-Chou Kuik Digis.  Thanks so much to them for being an awesome sponsor and for providing this image for the design team to use.  It's called "Night Shadow 2", and I think it's just beautiful!  You can check out all their awesome designs HERE.

I wanted to add just a touch of color so as not to take away from the owl image, so I sparingly colored with Copic Markers.  I also added a little Spectrum Noir sparkle marker in the flowers and on the owl.  I finished it off with 3 brads in a matching color.

Please visit our challenge this week to see the awesome inspiration from the other design team members and be sure to get your project linked up for a chance to win a really nice prize from our sponsor!  It's really nice that you stopped by - I appreciate it!!  Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 410

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means......Yes, a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!!  This week we are sponsored by the lovely Crafty Girl, and our theme is "Add some Texture".  Thanks so much to Crafty Girl for providing images for the design team to use.  I chose this one called "Flower Trio"and surprisingly I knew just what I wanted to do with it the moment I saw it!  (Rare for me!)

I cut the image into 3 panels, colored each with Copic markers and ran them through 3 different embossing folders before mounting on black cardstock.  Then I ran the background paper through a swiss dot embossing folder (good ole' standby!!) I added a small sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey.  The finishing touches are enamel dots, clear gems and a little Spectrum Noir sparkle marker.

I hope you will visit Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 410 and see the awesome inspiration from the other design team members.  Be sure to add your "textured" project to the link for a chance to win a nice prize from our wonderful sponsor.  Thank you so much for stopping by......have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 17, 2018

PIP Challenge 1837

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1837, an Anything Goes challenge, sponsored this week by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Thank you very much to Sparkle N Sprinkle for providing this lovely image for us to work with!  It's called Happiness Greetings.  Be sure to check out their website for some very lovely images!

I colored the flower and leaves with Copic markers and then fussy cut out the leaves and attached to the flower image.  I used Fun Stampers Journey dies (Journey Circles) to cut out the sentiment and popped it up with pop dots.  I added a few enamel dots for accent and used a Spectrum Noir sparkle marker on the flower. I found some coordinating paper in my stash to layer it all up.  Please visit our challenge this week to see some amazing inspiration from our design team members and be sure to get your project linked up for a chance to win a very nice prize from our sponsor.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 10, 2018

PIP Challenge 1836

Hello!!  It's time for Pammies Inky Pinkies (PIP) Challenge #1836, an Anything Goes challenge, sponsored this week by Di's Digis.  Thank you to Di's Digis for being a wonderful sponsor and supporter of PIP Challenges.  Check out all their wonderful images HERE.

I wanted to make a card this week for my nephew's wedding.  I used a Stampin' Up embossing folder (Lovely Floral) and embossed it on a piece of wedding invitation paper I had. It's hard to tell from this picture, but I used a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle marker in the petal areas of the flowers.  I added a sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey and a triple bow of silver thread.

Please visit our challenge this week to see some great inspiration from the other design team members and get your creation linked up for a chance to win a wonderful prize from Di's Digis.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 408

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 408, sponsored this week by My Grafico.  Our theme is "Bookworm".  Thanks so much to My Grafico for providing images for the design team members to use.....I picked this one called Holding Pile of Books.  Please visit their website to see some really cute images!!

Kids in our area recently started back to school, so this was a perfect image for this week! I colored it with Copic markers and added Journey glaze to the eyes and a silver sparkle pen to the glasses.  I used a brick embossing folder for texture and just a simple sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey.  All the paper is from my stash.  I hope you will visit our challenge this week to see some really nice inspiration from the other design team members and then upload your card for a chance to win a really cool prize from My Grafico.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!

Monday, September 3, 2018

PIP Challenge 1835

Hello, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1835, an Anything Goes challenge sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps.  Thank you so much to Bugaboo Stamps for providing an image for the Design Team members to use.  I chose this adorable "Best Wishes Dandelion" image.  Please visit their website to see all the awesome product they have available.  You won't go away disappointed!!

At first I wanted to create a clean and simple card this week, but after I started pulling items from my stash, I decided on a black and white card and used this beautiful corner ornamental die - and I'm sorry to say I don't know whose it is.  I embossed the white piece with Fun Stampers Journey "Petals Wall" embossing folder.  I layered the Best Wishes image on black paper and popped it up with pop dots on top of the black and white ribbon from my stash.  It's hard to see in this picture, but the dandelion image is covered in Spectrum Noir sparkle marker.  I added a few pearls for embellishment.    Please visit our challenge this week and uplink your creation for a chance to win a prize from Bugaboo Stamps!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 27, 2018

PIP Challenge 1834

Happy Monday, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1834, an "Anything Goes" challenge sponsored this week by Newton's Nook.  I am a huge fan of Newton's Nook and was so excited to use this stamp called "Winton's Lake House".  Please visit their site to see some really adorable stamps!!

I colored the background pieces with daubers and ink.  All the other images were colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. The canoe image is popped up with pop dots.  There is a touch of Fresh Sage Silk  and Sparkle Silk from Fun Stampers Journey on the water piece.

I do hope you'll check out our challenge this week and uplink your creation for a chance to win some awesome product from Newton's Nook.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 406

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 406, sponsored by the lovely CraftyGirl, with a theme of "Up in the Air".  Thank you so much to CrafyGirl for providing this wonderful "Air Balloons" image for the design team to use.  Please check out her website for the nice variety of hand-drawn images she has to offer! They are amazing!

I colored the balloons with Copic markers in a variety of colors and then used a Spectrum Noir sparkle marker over most of the image.  I added a few enamel dots in various colors from Fun Stampers Journey, and a birthday die cut (sorry, can't remember who it's from).  This image was then layered on two coordinating pieces of designer paper from my ever-growing stash.  :-)

I hope you visit Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 406 this week and get your project linked up for a chance to win!  We love seeing your creativity!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 20, 2018

PIP Challene 1833

Hooray! It's Monday and time for a new PIP Challenge!  This week is Challenge 1833 sponsored by Polkadoodles, and our theme is "Anything Goes".  I'd like to thank Polkadoodles for providing images for the design team to use.  I am using "Twinkle Tulips".  She is colored with Copic markers, layered on a oval die cut, then on a swiss dot embossed piece and finally on a coordinating color cardstock piece before being placed on the white base.  Whew!  I added a piece of coordinating ribbon and a sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey. A clear rhinestone on her necklace is the finishing touch.

Please visit Polkadoodles website to see all the great images they have, then swing over to our challenge this week at PIP Challenges.  I'd love to see what you create, and you do have a chance to win a really nice prize from our sponsor.  How fun is that??  Thanks so much for stopping by.....have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 13, 2018

PIP Challenge 1832

YAY!  It's time for another PIP Challenge!  This week's challenge is "Anything Goes" and is sponsored by Limited Runs Digi Stamps.  Thank you very much to Limited Runs for providing an image for the design team to use. I chose this adorable "Ollie the Giraffe" image that came with 4 sentiments.  Isn't it cute?  Please visit their website to see all the other awesome products they have to offer.  You won't be disappointed!!

I colored Ollie with Copic markers and mounted this on a piece of blue designer paper, matching it to the blue circles and other blue panel.  I punched out different size circles in 3 colors and placed them randomly on the base card. Then I popped up Ollie's image with pop dots and added a popped up sentiment from the same set.

Please visit our challenge this week and upload your project for a chance to win 3 digital images from Limited Runs Digi Stamps - a great prize!!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 404

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 404, an "Anything Goes" challenge this week sponsored by SugarPea Designs.  Thank you to SugarPea Designs for their continued sponsorship and wonderful products!!  Be sure to visit their website and see all the lovely products they offer!  I chose a set called "Kindness Matters" and it has many sayings regarding kindness.  There is also a die cut of the word "kindness", which I used on my card.  The background chevron stamp and sunflower image are from Fun Stampers Journey.  The black gems are from my stash.

I'd love for you to visit our challenge this week and upload your "Anything Goes" project.  It's always fun to see all the inspiration!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 6, 2018

PIP Challenge 1831

Can't believe it's August already!  And it's time for another PIP Challenge, too!  This week we are sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  Thanks so much to them for being an awesome sponsor.  They kindly provided an image for us to work with, and I chose "Ellie the Elephant".  Isn't she adorable?  I love her facial expression!!  Be sure to visit their website to see all the other adorable images they have available.

This is really a CAS card - I colored the image with Copic markers and popped it up with pop dots on this adorable piece of patterned paper from my stash.  Then I stamped the sentiment (from Fiskars) on a piece of coordinating card stock and popped that up as well.  A few silver sequins later, and I was finished.

I couldn't resist making another card with this adorable image. This one I masked and used a background stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.  I colored Ellie with Copic markers and added a little pink bow and a few sequins. The sentiment (Stampin' Up) was stamped right on top of Ellie. The finishing touch was some Journey glaze on her eyes.

Please visit our challenge this week to see some great inspiration from the other design team members and get your project linked up for a chance to win product from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 30, 2018

PIP Challenge 1830

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1830, where our sponsor this week is Newton's Nook and our theme is "Sunny Days".  Please be sure to visit Newton's Nook Designs to see all the awesome product they have to offer!  

Do you know how sometimes you can see your finished card in your head prior to it being made?   And then sometimes it doesn't turn out anything like you thought it would?  THAT'S my card this week....turned out nothing like I thought it would!!  (lol)     I wanted to make a nice sunny, summery scene behind Newton taking a nap to fit in with our theme this week.  So I used images from Stampin' Up's High Tide set. I stamped Newton and fussy cut him out and colored him with Copic markers.  I popped him up with pop dots. I added a little sparkle marker from Spectrum Noir on the flowers and butterflies and just a touch on the water to make it sparkly.

Please check out the awesome inspiration from the other design team members at this week's challenge and be sure to uplink your project for a chance to win free product from Newton's Nook.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 402

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 402.  Our theme this week is "Heatwave", which means use hot colors. Our awesome sponsor this week is Winnie and Walter.  If you haven't had a chance to see their website, do yourself a favor and visit them....you will not be disappointed!!  And you'll probably come away with some darling sets, too!  Thank you to them for providing a stamp set for the design team to use.  I chose "Shirley's Blooms" and "Hello Cutaway".

I had my card in mind the second I saw this set - a pretty rare thing for me!  But with the "Heatwave" theme I knew I wanted flowers in hot colors and a simple sentiment so as not to detract from the flowers.  I stamped the individual flowers on white cardstock, then die cut the "Hello" in the same color as the base cards. I added some pink stickles and some Spectrum Noir sparkle marker.  Just a few clear rhinestones and I was finished.

Please visit our challenge this week HERE to see some great inspiration from the other design team members, and be sure to upload your creative project for a chance to win a prize from Winnie & Walter.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 23, 2018

PIP Challenge 1829

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1829, an Anything Goes challenge, sponsored this week by Polkadoodles! Thanks so much to Polkadoodles for providing an image for the design team members to use - I chose this adorable image called Sugarpops - Gifts.  It was so much fun coloring her with Copic markers and adding a few highlights with Spectrum Noir sparkle markers.  I had this paper in my stash and thought it coordinated well. And how lucky was I to find this matching ribbon and safety pin?? It was meant to be!   The final touch was a few gems randomly placed on the white background.  Be sure to visit our wonderful sponsor, Polkadoodles, to see all their awesome product, and then get your project linked up to our challenge this week.  Who knows.....your entry could be chosen to win an awesome prize!!  How cool is that?  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 16, 2018

PIP Challenge 1828

YAY!  It's time for another PIP Challenge!  This week our sponsor is StarzStampz, and I would like to thank them for providing some really nice images for the design team members to use.  I chose this one called "Goldfish" and thought it was adorable!!  Be sure to check out their website to see all the great products they have to offer.  I made a joyfold card this week and colored the image with Copic markers.  I used coordinating papers from a paper pack in my stash and added a few gems for embellishment.  I also used a Gelly Roll pen to outline the fishing line and make it sparkly.  (It's hard to see, I know.)  Be sure to visit our challenge this week to see some great cards made by the other design team members, and get your project uplinked for a chance to win some product from StarzStampz.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 400

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 400, sponsored this week by Power Poppy.  Thank you very much to Power Poppy for providing digital images for the design team members.  I chose this one called "Tea Cake with Strawberries".  Our theme this week is a color challenge, and you can find the color palette HERE at our challenge this week.

I used Copic markers to color the image and added Journey glaze to the cake plate and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the strawberries.  Then I used colored cardstock from my stash for the layers.  The flowers are from my embellishment stash, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.   Be sure to check out the great cards from our design team, and get your project uploaded for a chance to win a prize from Power Poppy.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 9, 2018

PIP Challenge 1827

Happy Monday Everyone!  Welcome to PIP Challenge 1827, an Anything Goes challenge, sponsored this week by Di's Digis.  Please be sure to visit their website to see what cute and adorable images they have to offer.  Thanks for being such a great sponsor!!

My card this week uses images and an embossing folder from Stampin' Up.  I colored the stamp itself with markers and stamped the image on white paper. The sentiment was cut out using an oval die cut (sorry, can't remember who it is from) and then popped up with pop dots.  I added a black layer of paper to offset the image panel and then the whole thing is spritzed with shimmer spray.

Please be sure to check out the other inspiration from our design team members at this week's challenge and get your project uploaded for a chance to win a $12 gift certificate from Di's Digis.  That's a great prize!!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 2, 2018

PIP Challenge 1826

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1826, an "Anything Goes" challenge sponsored this week by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Thank you very much to Sparkle N Sprinkle for supplying the images for the design team to use.  I chose "Hummingbirds & Flowers".  Be sure to check out their website to see all the awesome images they have!!  I colored this image with Copic markers and used Nestibilities die cuts.  I colored some white sparkly ribbon with one of the Copic markers so it would match. Then I layered it all on white cardstock and matching colored paper.  Three rhinestones in the bottom corner finished off the card.  Be sure to stop by our challenge this week to see the wonderful cards made by the other design team members and to get your project uploaded for a chance to win product from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Can't wait to see what you create!!   Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 398

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 398, where our theme is "Interactive Card" and our sponsor is the lovely Kim Sherrod at LilyPatch Boutique. Please be sure to check out her website to see the wonderful items she has!

I had so many ideas for my interactive card.....first it was a waterfall card, then a magic card where you pull up a panel with a black and white image and the same image is colored underneath, then a pinwheel card, and I finally settled on a spinner card.  These are so much fun, and perfect for kids of all ages! You'd be surprised how many spins it takes to make the arrow land on the sentiment!  My supplies and stamps are all from Fun Stampers Journey this week.

Our Interactive Challenge can be found HERE and I hope you visit it to see some great inspiration from the other design team members.  Be sure to uplink your Interactive project for a chance to win a great prize from our sponsor!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!

Monday, June 25, 2018

PIP Challenge 1825

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1825, an Anything Goes challenge, sponsored this week by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  I'd like to thank Digital Delights by Louby Loo for providing images for the Design Team to use.  Be sure to check out their website HERE to see all the delightful products they have!  I chose this image called "Fishing Donald".  He is colored with Copic markers.  I made a background scene with stamps from the "Waterfront" set at SU.  The sentiment is from my stash. I did use a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen on the water, although it is hard to see in the photo.  Please visit our challenge this week to see some awesome inspiration from the other Design Team members, and get your project uploaded for a chance to win product from Digital Delights by Louby Loo!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Monday, June 18, 2018

PIP Challenge 1824

Welcome, welcome!  It's Pammies Inky Pinkies (PIP) Challenge 1824, sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this week.  Our theme is "Anything Goes".  Thanks so much to Bugaboo Stamps for providing an image for the design team members to use.  I chose this adorable "Bird Trio Summer" image.  Couldn't resist the cuteness!  Be sure to check out their website for a whole lot more cuteness you can't resist!!  I colored the image with Copic markers and highlighted almost everything with Spectrum Noir sparkle markers.  Once I got started, I just couldn't stop!!  The background papers are from my stash, and the sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey.  I added a black twine triple bow and a few enamel dots in the corner.  That's it!  So glad you stopped by - thank you!  Be sure to visit our challenge this week to see some awesome inspiration from the other design team members.  And don't forget to uplink your project for a chance to win a $12 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps.  That's an awesome prize!!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 396

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 396, sponsored this week by The Paper Shelter.  Our theme is "Tag It", so anything to do with a tag!!  Thanks so much to The Paper Shelter for providing this yummy image appropriately named "YUMMY" for us to use!  It was so much fun coloring it with my Copic markers.  I added some Journey Glaze from Fun Stampers Journey on the glass and cherry.  The background is embossed with a Darice embossing folder, and the sentiment is from Door County Rubber Stamps.  A few sequins were added too. I hope you'll join us at our "Tag It" Challenge this week....I'm really excited to see what you create.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 11, 2018

PIP Challenge 1823

Happy Monday, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1823, an Anything Goes Challenge, sponsored this week by All Dressed Up.  Thank you to All Dressed Up for providing an image for us to use....I picked this one called "Smile It's Your Birthday".  Be sure to visit their website and see all the great products they have!  I colored the image with Copic markers and used coordinating papers from Neenah Papers to make the layers.  After making a few clouds in the background, I added a very special butterfly sticker from a sheet that was given to me by my mother - thanks Mom!! ❤😊
Be sure to visit our challenge this week and see all the wonderful inspiration from the other design team members....can't wait to see your project in our challenge!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Monday, June 4, 2018

PIP Challenge 1822

Happy Monday and welcome to PIP Challenge 1822, an "Anything Goes" challenge sponsored this week by Polkadoodles.  Thank you Polkadoodles for providing images for the Design Team to use in this challenge.  This is an adorable image called "Earlie Bouquet".  Please be sure to check out all their images at their website!

I printed the image in color and enhanced it with Spectrum Noir sparkle pens on the flowers. I cut it out using some square die cuts, then layered it onto an embossed piece of Tim Holtz Alterations brick design.  I added a die cut sentiment, ribbon and a few sequins to finish it off.  Please be sure to visit our challenge this week and get your project linked up for a chance to win some digital images from our awesome sponsor!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 394

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 394 where our theme this week is "Create Your Own Background" and our sponsor is Kindred Stamps..  How fun is that??  I used a mixture of ribbon and washi tape scraps from my stash to create a background in navy and gold.  I used a Father's Day stamp from Paper Inspirations and layered this on navy and white cardstock.  The finishing touch was a few gold stars for embellishment.  Be sure to check out our challenge this week and get your project uploaded.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!

Monday, May 28, 2018

PIP Challenge 1821

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1821, an Anything Goes Challenge, sponsored this week by Di's Digis.  Thank you to Di's Digis for being our sponsor this week - I am using this adorable image from their product line called "Sunflower Ted".  Please visit Di's Digis to see the other great products they have to offer! I colored the image with Copic markers and added some sparkle with my Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir.  The background is made with washi tape and adhesive ribbon from my stash. I have been struggling with how to use washi tape for a long time and I finally stepped out of my comfort zone and tried this.  After applying the washi and ribbon tape, I mounted the piece on black cardstock and then again on the base card.  I added a sentiment from Stampendous and 3 black rhinestones to finish it off. Thanks so much for stopping by - check out our challenge this week to see some wonderful inspiration from the other members of the Design Team and be sure to get your project linked up for a chance to win some product from Di's Digis.  So great to see you here, as always, and have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 21, 2018

PIP Challenge 1820

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1820, an Anything Goes challenge sponsored this week by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Thank you so much to Sparkle N Sprinkle for providing an image for us to use. I chose this beautiful Happy Birthday sentiment called "Love and Laughter".  Please visit their website to see all the great products they have to offer.

I printed the sentiment on white card stock and "daubered" the background with distress inks (Broken China and Peacock Feather).  One of my daubers was pretty worn and it made a feathery  design, which I really liked. Then I used black ink and a  Tim Holtz stencil (Wildflowers) to make the flowers on the bottom of the card. I added some black twine and a black gem for dimension and spritzed the whole thing with shimmer mist. I layered this on black cardstock and then again on a white card base.

Please visit our challenge this week to see the wonderful cards made by the other Design Team members, and link up your creation for a chance to win product from this week's sponsor, Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 392

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 392, sponsored by Kitty Bee.  Our theme this week is "Crop Your Image"..... so pick your image and then just use part of it.  I chose this cute "Love Bug" image and used a circle die to cut out just the face part.  I used Copic markers to color it and made that into a cute birthday card in pastel colors.   Please visit our wonderful sponsor, Kitty Bee, and see all their awesome products.  And then be sure to visit our challenge this week to see the beautiful inspiration from the other design team members. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!