Friday, July 29, 2011

Livin' the Good Life

I am loving this image!  This week at Designed 2 Delight Faith gave us an image of our choice for playing last week.  I got this pretty Lakeside Shack image and added Mary, Mary.  I think she is so cute and looks like she is having such a good time at the lake.  I thought this was a very restful, cool, peaceful scene.  I need that!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas in July

It is 98 outside today so hard to get in the Christmas spirit, but I am two closer to getting my Christmas cards done!  The first I did using two images from Designed 2 Delight.  I love the white filled PNG images so can't resist using two of them together.  I get really tired of green and red so pink gingham checks seemed to be a nice alternative.  I didn't use glitter because the paper is metallic and has a really nice sheen IRL.

The second card is an image from I Brake for Stamps.  I have had this stamp for several years but will probably use it again this year for some of my cards.  I used the Torn paper technique as well as With or Without Collage techniqe from Technique Junkies.  Both are really easy techniques and I am all about easy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ladybug Kaela at the beach

This is for the At the Beach challenge at Designed 2 Delight.  I love the lighthouse and really wanted to put a sitting Kaela on the beach so here we are.  I am not sure who I will send this card to, but I bet I will think of somebody!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Peacock Beauty

I never miss a week making a card with Faith's freebies on Designed 2 Delight but occasionally forget to post the image to her site as was the case last week with my strawberry card.  Sigh.......!   This week she has a beautiful peacock image for us to play with.  I really have a difficult time coloring  these so chose to do watercolors using Stampin Up ink pads and wc crayons.  The border and corners are Spellbinder's Floral Doily Accents.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fun in the Sun

I picked up my new Stampin Up order last evening and just had to have a go at a card.  This is an I Brake for Stamps Humorous Senior image and is for the  Fun in the Sun challenge.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Vintage Paris

This card serves two purposes.  First it is for the European Inspired Saturday Challenge at D2D and then for my Big Picture SB Color Class.  This week we are doing orange and yellow.  When we were in Paris a few years ago we took a picture of a beautiful flower garden and it looked like it bordered the Eiffel Tower.  That is one of my favorite pics and I think of that scene when I think of Paris.  The flowers and sentiment are from D2D and the image is from Tibits Trinkets.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I love strawberries!  Just this morning I cut some up and had a fruit salad for lunch. I have a strawberry pot on my deck and it is so much fun to watch the plant grow and to get a couple of fresh strawberries a day off it.  Which bring us to the delightful image from Faith at D2D.  I colored it with copics and SU markers, which are really good to color in the small spaces.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fun Cards

The first card I did for the Designed2Delight Saturday challenge, which is to make a birthday card.  I used the Wish Big image and, of course, went overboard with my distress inks again.
I ordered some new stamps from I Brake for Stamps, which is my favorite stamp company!  The dancers are two of four on the sheet and there are two other sentiments beside "Dance."  I used my distress inks again and some beads I got from a local bead store.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunshine and smiles

Ah, what a restful scene Faith has created this week with the freebie over at Designed2Delight.  I got the free sentiment at Scrap-a-licious.  I went back to the basics with watercolor crayons and torn paper.  I don't use much patterned paper but really do like the look so am trying to learn to mix and match.  Now that I look at the picture of the card I think I should have let the paper edges be even on the left side.........................Sigh!  Have a Happy 4th!