Monday, May 25, 2020

Country Birthday Card


This is my DT entry for The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge. I used a pre-colored image from Jan's Digi Stamps.  I didn't realize until I just looked att this again that the blue paper I used    is way too bright!  I have had these burlap pages for a long while.  Combing through my stash I happened to find burlap flowers...a perfect match.  I have so many supplies that I can't remember most of them.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Missing Sherri



If you have been missing Sherri, as I have, she is in Country House a senior assisted living facility.  She is no longer making cards, but she would certainly love to get some from the "cardland" friends she has made over the years.  If you would like to send a card to her  please contact me at ahlers5@hotmail.com for her address.
You may have already gotten an email from Sherri's daughter.  If not, her extensive die collection is being sold at very discounted prices.  If you are interested the site is:

Monday, May 11, 2020

Deepest Sympathy

This is my first card back as a Design Team Member for The Outlawz Challenges.  Boy, have I ever forgotten how to do a lot of things!  Our challenge this week is:  button, lace and blue ribbon.  Not a lot of lace is showing, but it's there.

The image is Fall Cotton Wreath by Jan's Digi Stamps.

I colored the image with Copic markers.  The paper is from my stash.

Copics:  B12, 21, 23, 24, BG000, C0. 1, G20, 21, 24, YG63, 91, 93, 95

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Day 28 of Quarantine!


 This is Mo's Digital Pencil image, called Tantrums.  I can relate right now.  Actually, I'm remaining quite calm right now, but going a little stir crazy.  Thank goodness for coloring.

This image was colored with Copic markers.  I almost emptied the entire rack on this one.

Copics:

 B21, 23, 24, BV000, 01, 02, C00, 1, 4, 
E000, 00, 02, 11, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37, 50, 51, 53, 55,
G14, R11, 12, 20, 21, 24, 29, 46,
Y15, 19, 21, 26, 28, YR14, 20, 21, 24



I am entering this card in the following challenge:


This isn't really a Spring card, but reflects "this spring!"

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Thinking About You


A friend, who is a Stampin'Up demonstrator challenged us online to make a card using Pear Pizazz, Pumpkin Pie, and Midnight Navy Stampin' Up colors.  It was fun, especially since we can't get together now.  I used Stampin' Up papers, dies and sentiments.  I already had this image colored from Whimsy Stamps; he fit into the color scheme perfectly!  The image is colored with Copic markers: 


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

My Try at Face Masks



I made my husband and I face masks to wear for grocery shopping.  Pretty much that will limit our going out.  I made matching face masks out of Route 66 fabric so they wouldn't be too feminine.

Friday, March 13, 2020

A Quilt for Me!

I have finally finished a quilt for me.  I actually sewed it in a quilting class a few years ago.  I decided to have it professionally quilted so it would actually get done.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but most of the fabrics are flower patterns.  The quilter finished it off with some very lovely flower quilting.  I  finished it with a red binding.  The fabric I used is called 30's Playtime by Moda.  I absolutely love retro fabrics.  I think I've bought enough to last the rest of my life.  



The colors look a bit off.  I photographed it indoors and the lighting was not good.  My husband loves those damned LED light bulbs and I absolutely hate them!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

For My Husband


I absolutely fell in love with this image when I first saw it.  It's Significant Otter by Whimsy.  I made this card for my husband's birthday next week.  He doesn't look at my blog so he won't see it. 

 My husband has been absolutely amazing in helping me with the trauma I've been dealing with. He is right by my side and always seems to know when I am going to need him.  I am improving, but the restrictions are many. All in all, it's looking up.  I have a wonderful doctor now that lets me know the hard truth and I appreciate that.  Little by little, there is improvement and I know that I will heal.  God is watching over me.  

Hey, I can still make cards! I have a wonderful aunt that used to send a card to each and every family member every birthday and Christmas.  She is quite a bit older now and can no longer do that.  I have made a resolution to carry her kindness on.  I plan on making a birthday card for every family member, and mail them "on time."  I probably have at least seventy-five birthday cards in my stash, but sometimes I like to make a particular card for some relatives, something that will mean something special to them. I have tried before, but usually quit by February.  Wish me luck. I actually did all my January cards...and mailed them!





The image is colored with Copics.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

Copics:

100, BG10, 11, 13, 15, C00, 0, 1, 2, E50, 51, 53, 55, 57, G03, 07
R00, 11, 43, 46, YG91, 93, 95


 
                                                                             
  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments  - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Celebrations
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes






Saturday, December 28, 2019

Thin Blue Line Quilt for Gabriel



This is the quilt I made for my son-in-law Gabriel.  He recently has left the police force to work in another field.  I had been working on it forever.  Doing the star-field greatly intimidated me.  I finally finished it ten o'clock on Christmas Eve.  Most quilts I have seen use a fabric pre-printed with stars.  I decided to sew each individual star on.  My husband, Tom, designed the quilt and made a perfect star-field layout for me to trace so each star would have a perfect placement.  We plan on working on quilts together after his retirement.  He will do the designing and I will do the sewing.


This is the tag on the back. 
It was ordered from Etsy.

Christmas Eve

 I saw someone color this image on Kit and Clowder.  I fell in love with it.  Someone wrote and asked her about the image.  She said it was a Sugar Nellie, but that the shop had closed.  I have a file for Sugar Nellie so I checked it and sure enough I had the image.  I have so many digital images I no longer have any idea of what I have.

I colored the image with Copic markers.  I have never colored a background before.  The one I saw had the sky done in dark blue.  I couldn't resist.  My coloring was far from perfect on this, but I'm happy with it.


Copics:  It's quite a list!

B23, 24, 26, 41, 63,  BG23, BV13, C00, 0, 1, 2, 5, 7, E00, 11, 21,
?G14, 16, 17, R08, 20, 21, 24, 27, 29, 37, RV23, V05, Y17, 28, YR15

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Gnome Couple


I found these images at DigiPqperArt on Etsy.  I thought they were adorable. No coloring necessary.  All I did was surrounded the images with gray Copic markers to add some depth. 
 The papers are digital.  Well on my way getting next year's cards done.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Holly Doggies and Golden Angel

Holly Doggies


I used this cute image on a Christmas card for my niece.  She absolutely is a dog fanatic. The image is from Eureka.  It is available as a digital.  I somehow have it in rubber.  I don't know why I would have paid for a rubber stamp when it's available as a digi, but I guess I did!  The image is colored with Copics.  The paper is from my stash.


Golden Angel


This card is for my dearest friend.  She collects angels so this is perfect for her.  She doesn't see my blog so I figured I could post it here.  The die is from Creative Expressions.  I have had it for several years, but this is the first time I've used it.  It was not easy to cut.  I had to keep layering extra cardstock along with my metal shim because it kept leaving certain areas uncut.  I finally got it done, though.  The paper is from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Lights In A Tangle


First Christmas card for 2020!  I used this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Little Elf Tippi.  I fell in love with this image when I first saw it.  I used miniature lights from Etsy to surround the image.  I borrowed the idea from Pat Frank, Little Elf Tippi.  The paper is from October Afternoon.

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Thanksgiving Card for My Dad



This is the first card that I have made in ages.  I really wanted to send my Dad a Thanksgiving card and I hate to send a card that I didn't make.  My family has come to expect handmade cards.  Thankfully, I made all my Christmas cards before I was injured.  I am still working on healing, doing lots of physical therapy.  Altogether, I will be spending eighteen weeks in a back brace, not allowed to bend or twist, or lift anything over five pounds...such fun!

I used Brusho to color the leaves.  It was my first try at using it.  I'm not real happy with them.  I definiely need to practice more.  The stamp and die is from Stampin' Up.

I can't wait for my daughter to get here from Michigan for Christmas!  She knows how to fix my blog!  She warned me not to try to fix it again myself.  I guess I will have to wait patiently.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Birthday Shepherd


 I haven't been coloring for a while, but I decided to get back to my roots and color an animal.  If you know me well, you know my passion is animals.  I have not done many lately.  Doing design work usually leads me in other directions.  This image is by Morgan Fitzsimons.  I have colored it at leas three times before.  This one is colored with Copics and Arteza Pencils.


 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything with a Critter 
Animal Friends Challenge - Dogs
Crafter's Cafe - Animal
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Animal Magic
As You Like It - Fav Bird or Beast
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday


















 
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