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Friday, May 27, 2011

Red, White & Blue ~ SNSDC4

Hooray for the Red White & Blue!!! Our challenge this week is Red, White & Blue...Check out what the other Designers did with this colour combo over at SweetnSassy digi challenge blog. Join in the creative fun and be sure to use the sweet digis from Sweetn'Sassy stamps.
~closeup of sweet cocoa~

  I used the Berry Sweet Cocoa for my image and combined it with lots of scallops made with various punches. The embossed background uses Elegant bouquet, reminded me of the tendrils on the strawberry plants.

Cocoa is coloured with copics and the strawberry has white highlights from the signo gel pen. Perhaps I needed to add a shadow under the berry...looks like it could roll or float away. Thanks "berry" much in advance if you have suggestions. :-)

As always, be sure to link your card to your blog at the linky tool provided at the bottom of the SNSDC post and if you link to a online gallery be sure to use keyword SNSDC4.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ahhh ~ Summer by the Sea SC334

A picture is worth a thousand words - Napoleon Bonaparte  He also said Imagination rules the world...Well, in my world on this hot day in SE Pennsylvania...I imagine dipping my toes into the crisp cool waters of Northern Ontario where I grew up. It is likely that I would need a spring jacket to sit by the waters...hmmm. Perhaps I will opt for the ocean waters. After all, it is in my world of dreaming and wishing. I love this retired set Summer by the Sea. A classic never dies...this one is that.
I coloured this image weeks ago using my copics and today I decided to pull it into this weeks sketch challenge from SCS. The new dsp Paisley Petals matched this perfectly and combined it with Baja Breeze, Marina Mist and a bit of last years Dusty Durango. The pearls and sheer ribbon added a touch of feminine charm. The sentiment is from Vintage labels.

Thanks for visiting!

                             

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Prayer for all Armed Forces ~

Dear God ~ for every serviceman and servicewoman, past&present, I ask for protection and favour from you. I lift them up before your throne of mercy that they would be strengthened in the inner man in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. I ask Father that each one would know that you love them and that you see them according to their need. I pray that you would protect and watch over each and every loved one remaining at home. I ask that each servicemen would find refuge in you. I thank you for keeping our men and women in uniform safe under your mighty love and mercy...All the Armed Forces in the United States of America...Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard...We remember those who have gone before and bless their families with comfort, peace and strength. Amen~

Now on to my card...thank you for taking a moment to pray with me for our Armed Forces. As many of you know, our son is a Corporal in the USMC...I pray for him daily.

I love this stamp set from SU! called Courage and used the matching jumbo wheel called Hero. I coloured the image with copics. Below is a closeup of my card.

Thanks for looking! Remember to pray for our Military. Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Guest Designer ~ a la Card Monkey57


Wow! Life is full of surprises.....I was delighted and honoured that my card was featured on a la Card Monkey challenge blog last week! As a result, I was asked to guest design for this week's sketch...
Birthday is the theme this week! The sketch is pretty as is...the yummy cupcake loaded with candles was my inspiration :-) The swirls also provided some blingy input as you can see on my card. And who doesn't love the pretty seam binding ribbon from SU, it ties so soft and pretty to any project.

I used the sending love specialty paper from SU and paired it up with some beautiful sparkle from Prima. I coloured the birthday bakery with copics, cut out each yummy dessert (I know, it's called insanity...I think) and layered it into the dotted designer frame from the sneak peek four frames from SU. The sentiment is from the vintage labels set.

Join the sketchy fun at a la card and don't forget to upload your card to the linky at the bottom of the post.

Have a great weekend!


Milton's Good Book ~ SNSDC3

Happy Friday everyone! We are back with challenge 3 on the SNSDC  The challenge is to use a button/s on your card. I chose this adorable Milton image reading a good book under a cone flower that provides the perfect shade for relaxation. As always, use Sweetn'Sassy digi images to participate :-)
I paired Milton's Good Book with Echo Park papers and followed this weeks challenge SSS108 Below is the close up version and details on my card.
I coloured my image using Copics, Ribbon and button from my stash. This sketch is quick and easy, I will be using it again.

We look forward to seeing what you create using the digis from Sweetn'Sassy!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Smile by the Sea ~ Kid Card sketch56

I love this set from Stampin UP! I inked a few images from these sets recently, to colour using my copics. There has been a resurgence of colouring in my creating...thanks to fun colouring with these amazing markers. :-)
A la Card Monkey sketch challenge this week was this layout plus a kid card. I couldn't help but use this gorgeous stamp for my child card.

I pulled some oldies but goodies from my stash...This Urban Garden paper was one of my favourites! So sad it is no longer available. They continued the yummy colours though, that makes me happy!  
Here is a close up view of the little girl. I added the yummy corduroy baja breeze button to my ribbon treatment.  The paper eyelet border is one that I fashion using the eyelet scallop punch from SU and I guide it around the circle. It looks kinda scrunchy in some spots but that only adds to the shabby chic look. ;-)

Thank you for visiting! Be watching for the SNSDC in the morning and I have a surprise tomorrow at 6pm :-)

Last Weeks - A la Card Monkey Flowers + Sketch #55

I stumbled upon this fun sketch blog a few weeks ago and decided it was time to play along...They also have a super generous blog candy to give away when they reach 300 followers! How fun is that? The challenge is to follow the sketch and use flowers...


Here is my interpretation of the sketch ~
I chose SNSS's Free Digi image you can find here. But you must hurry, this week's All about Mom challenge ends Thursday night. I coloured my image using copics, then I added crystal effects to the water. (you cannot really see it - sorry) I chose labels 9 diecut to showcase the flowers and layered each piece with coordinating cardstock.

Thanks for looking!

Elegant Fab Florets ~ SSS107

Fabulous Florets stamp set is my new fling in the current SU mini...The embossing folder is to die for and it is calorie free!!!  As you can see in the picture, I only used the top portion of the folder on my card. It is beautiful.
Sweet Stop Sketches are always fun to follow...here is my card for this week's SSS107. I pulled out the elegant soiree paper that has been on my paper rack for some time. I am thinking that I am saving it for a special project...recently I've borrowed this idea...use your pretty papers first...akin to eat dessert first. Why not, right?
I stamped the florets with Early Espresso Ink and "coloured" them in by swiping colour from the centre out to give it some dimension. Next, I cut out each floret, then I curled the petals using my fingers and placed them on my card with dimensionals. The centre panel is embossed and I added colour to the raised portion of the flower. I stamped the sentiment from SU vintage labels set. 

Thank you for looking and enjoy the dazzling day out there! 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

For The Guys Blog Hop ~

Sweet and Sassy is hosting a customer Blog Hop!!! Join in the fun! Link your post at the linky provided at any blog posting this hop...Super fun!

I used the new digi Cocoa Baseball Cap for my first card! Cocoa has got be my first SNSS love...I paired him with one of the new Father's Day digi sentiments.
I pulled out my CB Argyle folder for this card and began layering my CS and various dp I pulled from my stash and scraps...I was aiming for a Phillies Worthy Card for my baseball loving hubby. I love them too :-) Baseball being an All American sport, I threw in the navy, now all I am missing is the hotdog with mustard. lol...Ok, back to the card...
I used Labels2 to showcase my baseball cocoa. Pulled it together with all American ribbon and a star brad. I hope you like it. Cocoa is just too cute.

My next card features the new Mr. Fixit digi...I love this image, it is one of the very few masculine images I own. Thank you Korin :-)
My love for BG6x6 paper pads sure come in handy and they coordinate well. I had a corrugated pack of cards I never used, it worked perfectly into this card! Again, I started this card using my CBfolder (the name escapes me) and "built" my card from there. pun intended. lol.
Thank you for visiting! Check out all the other thumbnails to view all the creations!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Tulip, You're the Best ~ SNSDC2

It is Friday and we are back with a challenge for you! This week at Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge we challenge you to get your inspiration from this picture....it really is fun to work with!
Here, you get a closeup version of my card. I love the dimension of layered
images.
I chose the tulip for my focal image and coloured it with Copics. After cutting out my flower, I popped it up using dimensionals. For the sentiment, I pulled it from the new Father's Day Digi sentiments! One of the things that make me smile is the woodgrain paper that resembles the bench in the picture! I used MME's True Blue papers and coordinated with some Basic Grey to pull my colour scheme together.
To give my card some added texture, I used the tulip frame embossing folder. I pulled it all together with the (marthastewart) seam binding ribbon which I absolutely love! :-)

Now, it's your turn! Join us over at SNSDC and use the linky tool provided at the bottom of the post. Any online gallery posts, make sure you use keyword SNSDC2. Looking forward to your creations!

Friday, May 6, 2011

SNSS Digi Designers Go Live ~ Celebrate Mom!

It is here!!! and we are live with our first Challenge theme in Celebrating Mom. How fitting that we honour all Mothers' everywhere with our first challenge. We all began in the heart of a mom right? Join us every Friday in digi challenges...you can use any image as long as it is a SNSS digi image...don't forget you can use any of our loved sweet Cocoa images where this blog merged from. Cocoa is available in many digi images :-)

Now, on with my card... 

                                      
I chose the Poppies for my card and coloured them with copics. I selected papers from K&Co. by Tim Coffey that has an awesome poppy pp. I tried my hand at the ruffled ribbon tutorial on SCS. Next time, I will use a lightweight ribbon for this technique as my ribbon got bulky. Finally, I embellished it with layered buttons. The sentiment is a rubon from my stash. This card also qualifies for this weeks SSS106 over at the Sweet Stop.

Thank you for visiting and hope you will join us over at DigiDesign challenge blog!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

You Make My World Happy ~ Eau Claire!

Guess what I found in Eau Claire, WI? This darling Pure Innocence stamp set from MyFavouriteThings! How, you might wonder....our family hopped in the silver bullet (our van) heading West to visit my family in Canada just before Easter. After many hours in the vehicle, we stopped for a gadget at a Sam's club...while there, I googled (you know, just checking...ahem!) to see if there were any stamp stores nearby...alas, there was a treasure trove of stores! aackkk!!!
To my delight, I found these cute stamps! I bought this one, called "being cute is what I do" I could've bought them all but I exerted self control. LOL.
                          
I coloured her with my copics as we were whizzing by Chicago on our way home, in an attempt to calm my nerves...I do not like driving through that city and I am never behind the wheel driving through there. I could drive across the Nation but not in Chicago. Why is that.

Using MME's Tickled Pink pp, the coordination makes it super easy to put together. This paper is so cute! I especially love the birdies looking up at her. She is a cutie and this card does make me smile :-) 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Coming Soon to a Computer Near You ~

Announcing ~ a new challenge Blog debuting in a few days! Watch for the creations of the DigiDesign Team :-)
You will find us at this Blog when it goes live this Friday! Join us Every Friday with any SNSS digi image and the ever popular Cocoa we all love. Crazy for Cocoa has been merged into this Digi Challenge blog but don't let that deter you from playing along with your Cocoa images ~

See you all Soon!

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