Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A Final Farewell to Southern Girls Challenge-Thanks for the memories

Several years ago, I was thrilled to be on the Southern Girls Design Team.  They were based in New Zealand and Australia and mostly had teamies from those countries.  So, imagine my surprise when I was asked to join them!  And it was a great friendship and experience for me.
I was saddened to hear recently that they will be calling an end to the group now, years later, but are having a Great Get-together for one last time with as many DT members as they can locate.  We were all asked to submit one of our favorite projects for SGC and this one, using an image called Emerald Fairies, was my submission. 
I had fun putting her on a triple step card base!  It's amazing to see how I've grown artistically since that time and it was from DT's taking a chance on me and letting me get more and more experience with them that made that happen.

So Lou and Tracey, I wish you both all the best going forward.  I'm sure no matter what you will be doing, it will be a success and will fill you both with Blessings.  Thank you again for believing in a gal from "Southern" Illinois long ago and for giving me a chance!  You were the Best and I wish you well.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

New Colorist over at Polkadoodles!

So excited to announce today that I've been asked to join the Colorist Team over at Polkadoodles!!  Of course, I'm over the moon about this-this company has fantastic images as well as the supplies that we all need to create!
This card is my first with the Team and she's called Runner 02.  She comes from the Work and Play Collection but you can also get her here too:

Runner 02 ~~

The Paper on the card is from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 8.  I wanted to create a whimsical card so I used it for the hills and trees themselves.

I invite you to check out this company's FB page and you can browse the PD Shop here:

Thanks for looking and sharing in my newest endeavor!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

I Heart Dogs over at the ATG Challenge @ All Dressed Up Stamps

July 15th is the start of a New Challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps!  It's always Anything Goes, as long as you use an ADU stamp and Wendy Burns, our artist in residence, has a Slew of them in her shop here.
The image I chose to use for this challenge is called I Heart Dogs.  I'm ok with cats BUT I'm really a dog lover.  We have boxers and love the big dogs, which is funny since back in the "early" days, we raised AKC Shelties.
I realize this card is rather busy but I liked all the papers I had on hand for doggies, that I ended up using most of it!  I put a paw print paper across the top to break up all the main print-but I don't think I helped at all.  This image comes with a banner and 3 dogs so I used the dog with a Ribbon Award on it's neck on the front.  I also finish the inside of my cards.  For this I used a barn-wood paper and fancy cut the dog house, mini banner and other 2 dogs from the main paper and created a little scene.
I'm sending this to a dear friend, only she has 4 dogs and NONE of them resemble any that I colored!  She will still love it and You will too if you choose to use it.
Our Challenges are so much fun and we'd love to see your creations!  You have until August 14th to get your entry in so that you have an opportunity to win some All Dressed Up Images!!!
Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

We're getting BEACHY over at All Dressed Up!

It's time for the New Release over at All Dressed Up Stamps and you can tell I want to be at the Beach!  The image I used is called "Bucket and Spade" and I think she's adorable!

This is only my second SLIMLINE card and I think I'm getting the hand of it~ after cutting my white base, I added this summery paper that already had the "washed, painted look" on both ends.  Perfect background!  I colored her with copics and then used 2 scenery stamps from KKS to make the Palm Trees, Sunshine, clouds and waves of sand-also the Sunny Days stamp.  I was a stamping fool on this one but it gave me a chance to try the technique of masking the image so I could stamp over it!
Before I stuck the image down, I wrapped turquoise and white bakers' twine around twice and added 2 charms, a seashell and sunglasses.

On the inside, I finished the card with the same background paper and used a flip flop stamp and sentiment to complete the card.  There are a total of 4 New Release image from our artist, Wendy Burns, so make sure you visit the ADU site to check out the other ones.  You'll fall in Love!