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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Everything Changed in April....

My apologies for the lack of posts during the months of April and May.  My attentions had to turn suddenly to my Health and what turned out to be a Cancer scare.  The first part of May, I reacted quickly to the Drs. finding cancer of the uterus with a "tag" of a rare MMMT cancer.  A complete radical hysterectomy was done and as of now, I'm cancer free.  We are going to follow up with a regime of Chemotherapy and radiation because this rare cancer is sneaky and likes to hide.
I appreciate the continued support of my blog and I'm looking forward to getting back to creativity with all my Design Teams.
Thank you for your prayers!  I love you all.
Carolyn

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Spring is right around the corner-Time for flowers and Butterflys

This Image called Little Butterfly Girl is one of 4 new releases from the All Dressed Up Digital Design group.  I like to make the image the focal point, surrounded by beautiful Spring Design papers.  Makes so excited to be almost done with Winter!
I edged the finished image with a Tim Holtz Distressed Ink called Tattered Rose-it really picks up the pinks in the papers (the black showing is only the background cardstock I used for a neutral background).  On the inside, I used a bright yellow dotted paper with a cardstock sentiment card.  I accented it with some pink epoxy dots.
Many of the Gals on this Design Team are based in the UK.  Our resident artist, Wendy, has been working hard to bring us a fabulous selection of new release images this month. As ever, she has not forgotten that Mother's Day (Mothering Sunday) is celebrated in the UK on 31st March and there are some of these new designs will be perfect for this occasion. All these beauties are available in her Etsy store.  
There's a current challenge going on at this location and we'd love to see your creations!!


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Koala Bear Love ~ Sherri Baldy's Beautiful Image

There are so many uses for this image!  One of Sherri Baldy's Big Eyed Besties, cuddling up with 3 adorable Koala Bears!  I just love how her red hair turned out!!  Sherri always has such beautiful cascades of hair on her images -love 'em!
I colored her with copics-am still not very good with animal fur so often resort to little dots for some texture.  Love the ombre blue hearts against the red shiny hair.  The backside of this P e r f e c t  design paper is a washed blue so it made a perfect complimentary mat for the image. I've been wanting to use some of the lace appliques I recently purchased online, cutting them apart to make them fit the space.  Think they make the cards oh so feminine.
On the inside, I used some paper in the same blue with some script that looks like Love Letters and is accented with blue hearts!
We hope that you'll visit Sherri's Store to find just the right image for your special gift or project!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

March 2019 New Release Over at All Dressed Up!

 Hello Dressy Fans!

Wendy, our artist in residence, has been working hard to bring us a fabulous selection of new release images this month. 
As ever, she has not forgotten that Mother's Day (Mothering Sunday) is celebrated in the UK , the home of ADU, on 31st March and there are some new designs that will be perfect for this occasion. All these beauties are available now in the Etsy Store

The Image that I'm using for the new release is called Busy Street and there are so many variations of the same image being highlighted on the blog.  I used copics creating different store fronts-like coloring your own town!
There also a navy satin ribbon & bow that runs under the image.  On the inside I used the purple and black harlequin paper again, using a celebration stamp with some bling. 



Don't forget we have two challenges running right now -
ending on the eve of the 14th March where it's always "Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image"
&
ending on the last day on the month. 
The current theme is "Girlie Girls"
***Please remember your creations must use an
 All Dressed Up Image***

I hope you visit the All Dressed Up site and see all of our lovely creations!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Using Little Miss Muffet image by Sherri Baldy as a Get Well Card!

 This cute "storybook" character is Little Miss Muffet from Sherri Baldy's Digital Collection found in her store.   I had to "girly up" the spider as I'm not a big fan of spiders...and here I am using one!  But with blush on her cheeks I think I will live..  After coloring her with copics, I mounted her on green cardstock to make her pop on the page (as well as some dimensional pop dots on the back of her picture).  Found the perfect designer paper in my stash which continues to grow when I'm not looking-don't know how that happens!  I ran a grosgrain blue ribbon under the image, tied it off in a bow and added blue "twinkle goosebumps"  made by Queen & Co. on the corners.
On the inside I used a rubber stamp I found in my stash and turned this into a Get Well card-the sentiment says "Heard you caught a Bug"  Perfect!
 Thanks for visiting and I hope you will become a follower of my Blog and get inspired by cards for all occasions.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spring Fling! Using Img 5651 from Sherri Baldy

 Even though it's still February, Spring is right around the corner and I think this new image (#5651) from Sherri Baldy just reeks of
S P R I N G!!!
 I used Copics, epoxy dots, rub-on stitches and Glossy Accents for the glasses. Good chance to use those edges along you paper sheets-this one had Spring Fling-Perfect!
On the inside, I used multiple papers and matted a sentiment that is on the double sided papers.  When you get these images from Sherri at her store link here, they are b&w images and your creativity can go wild-that's where the polka-dots came from!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Vintage Happy Birthday Card using Sherri Baldy's Sweet Lil' Things Img 5471

 I'm using an image on this card from Sherri Baldy's "Sweet Lil' Things" collection.  This is Image 5471 and I did her in warm Copics and earthy hair colors.  Using 2 sided paper from KaiserCraft's Fairy Garden group, I was able to use them throughout the card.
I like to purchase laces and then cut out individual pieces from the whole that I can apply on the greeting cards that I make.  Great paper combination from Kaisercraft to keep the Vintage feel, along with the cream pearls.  On the inside, you can see more closely the 2-sided paper and then the sentiment gold accent.
Be sure and check out Sherri's shop where she has so many different Collections both characters, seasonal, themed images-each one unique.  There's also several digital paper groups that are so special!  She will be sure to have just what you're looking for!
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