Christmas Wreath

I am entering this card in Isabella's Challenge #14, Anything goes. I really enjoyed coloring this image. I had decided to make this card fairly undecorated since there were so many colors in the image. I may actually go back and do another. I'd like to try to color the ribbon differently and add some sparkle. I'm still learning. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Merging Images

I finally figured it out! It's been a week between trying to uninstall and reinstall Printmaster, then figuring out how to use it. I finally have my first merged image. It's alot of work, but I can see that this will open up some new challenges. I'm looking forward to practicing!

Summer Birthday Fun

This card was made for Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #17. I thought the image was absolutely adorable. Ideal for a summer birthday!

Summer Fun

Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge #13 this week is called "Summer Fun." The idea is to create a card that makes you think of summer. Summer for me centers around the Fourth of July and the colors red, white and blue. This picture reminds me of growing up within walking distance of the beach on Staten Island. I spent many summers there swimming in the ocean. Something I wouldn't be willing to do now, but a fond memory, nevertheless.

Honoring Fathers

This card was made for Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge #12 Honoring Fathers. I used papers and ribbon from "No Time to Stamp?" and of couse this great image from Isabella's. I am really enjoying their challenges every week.

Pretty Flowers

I did this card for Isabella's Challenge #11. I had to use an Isabella's image and the provided layout. I love the old time feel of this card. I used a kit I purchased from "No Time to Stamp" and an old button from my grandmother's button collection. I absolutely love the kits that No Time to Stamp puts together. I have purchased several and can't wait to put them all to use.

A Day at the Beach

This card is for Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge #10. The challenge was to make the card all black and white except for the image. I had fun with this one. I used pastels for the background and prismacolor pencils and gamsol for the rest of the image.

Adding to my Stash of Birthday Cards

The lighthouse cards were "quickies."  I found the images on Etsy.  Since I absolutely love lighthouses and stained glass  the com...