Monday, August 27, 2018

A Fall Birthday card using Rosie Love Letters Img 752 from Sherri Baldy

This spectacular Fall image is called Lil Rascals Rosie Love Letters Img 752 by Sherri Baldy and can be found in the shop here.
I can get so lost in coloring up these gorgeous images, thinking of the turning leaves, the smell of a bonfire or a wood stove starting up, Hoodie weather-for ME that's the bomb.
Since I'm always getting asked about Birthday cards, that's where I went with this card.  It's a 6x6 card, so lots of room to add papers, My "thing" also.  My daughter says I could probably open a LSS all my myself lol.  On the inside, I used the same paper as on the front and then a die cut--It's a SSU  stamp for the sentiment.  You can find many many for images for all occasions at Sherri's shop.  Have fun Getting Lost yourself!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Gift Giving Avery from Paper Nest Dolls--Wintertime!

In order to keep myself Illinois I'm working on several Fall and Winter cards.  This one features "Gift Giving Avery" from the images from The Paper Nest Dolls site.  She's one of their 4 main characters--one of the questions on our Celebration Party post yesterday for gifts, prizes, and giveaways.  Christine Young, resident artist at PND, was so excited about our 5000th Follower to the site.  WooHoo!
Besides coloring Avery with Copics, I added glittered snowballs, mylar ribbon, Wink of Stella in clear, shiny silver snowflakes and white chunky Frantage for the falling snow!  On the inside, I used a complimentary design paper and stamped a rubber sentiment from Hero Arts.  Make sure you visit the blog site on September 3rd for the New Release reveal.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sherri Baldy must be thinking of some flavored coffee for the Fall-Meet Rosie/Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Ummm....I can just smell a little crispness in
the air, some of the trees are starting to turn to beautiful
Autumn Colors, and we are all anticipating the return of
FALL!!! I'm using one of Sherri Baldy's new Autumn creations,
Lil Rosie Pumpkin Spice Latte- Img 747.  She can be found in the store here…/Instant_Download_My_Besties_…
If you want a 20% discount on her and anything else that you purchase just use the DISCOUNT CODE CarolynC20 at Sherri's store:
Lots of layers shown here and was such a joy to make!  The flower and leaf in the corner are laser cut wood accents and a felt leaf in the inside.  Thanks for looking~

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

working on Christmas Cards over at All Dressed Up-just in time for the Challenge!

Hello and welcome to our new challenge here at All Dressed Up. 

As usual the theme is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.

Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
You can buy any of Wendy's amazing images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that? 
We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. These will be announced on the 29th.

I'm using the image called "Tra La La" and it's so perfect for Christmas cards!!  Doesn't Wendy, our resident artist, make the neatest knit scarves (mittens too)-they look so realistic!  I added some White chunky Frantage and some white pearl liquid pearls when my heat gun got overheated!!  A sparkly ribbon down the side- and on the inside, design paper, a sentiment cut-out and some snowflake stickers finish off the card.  Come over and take part in our Challenge-we'd love to see your beautiful projects!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Release time at All Dressed Up! I went to the French Quarter, come along!

 Wendy Burns, the artist in residence at All Dressed Up Stamps, has been at it again with some delightful new release images!  The one that I decided to use is Summer Blooms.  This image makes me think of the French Quarter residences with the balconys and the decorative iron scroll work on them.  And always, always flowers wherever you look!  Think the New Orleans atmosphere made me haul out some brick design paper for the "apartment". 
I decided to try a little different effect with the shutters-instead of solid, I gave them an open-air look.  Imagine the smells from the bakeries or the wind from the canal or waterway.
I'm always needing Thank You cards so used a complimenting floral paper with a "French Script" stamp for the sentiment.  Hope you like and make sure you check out the other new Release images that Wendy created and check out the current Challenge that's still going on--we start a new one next week!  See you there~

Friday, August 3, 2018

Avery with Pointsettia from Paper Nest Dolls-Starting my Christmas List!

 I don't always get a chance to start my Christmas cards this early but was so inspired by the images at Paper Nest Dolls that I'm getting ready!
This image is called Avery with Poinsettia and, what luck!, I had the perfect paper!  After coloring her with copics, I put clear Wink of Stella on the poinsettia pot for a shimmer, some great ribbon I found discounted which is mesh-like with sparkles all over it, and some chunky white Frantage for snow.  Attaching a tag stamped with a KKS stamp, I accented it with little bling diamonds.  On the inside I used more design paper and stamped with another stamp from the same stamp set from KKS.
I hope you like it and that you'll join in our Challenge, found here.  It's not too late to get started on your list!
Entering this card in the following Challenges:
SheepSki Designs Challenge-Favorite things (flowers, pink, poinsettias)