Follow Your Heart

This card was made for Mo's Challenge #102: Furry Friends.  I have had this image for such a long time.  It feels really good to finally make some time to use some of the images I've collected.                                                                                                                                                                                    All of the papers are from my stash.  I believe I bought them all at JoAnn's.  The square with the scalloped border is a Nestabilities die.  I'm not quite sure where I got the sentiment.  The image is colored with Copics and I edged the picture with Stampin' Up pastels.                                                                                

It took me the longest time to get this anchor done.  I had pretty much forgotten how to use Make the Cut with my Cricut.  I found the free svg online, but couldn't figure out how to make it cut.  Finally, after much persistence, I got it done.  I was just hitting the wrong button. Only took an hour and a half to figure that out.  Think I'll remember next time?  Probably not!

Copics:  B21, B23, B24, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E00, E02, E07, E25, E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, E50, R11, YR15, YR20, YR30, YR31
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges  Easel Cards
Corrosive Challenge Punches and/or Dies
One Stitch at a Time Favorites (Copics)
Paper Sundaes Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Easel Cards
Critter Sketch Anything Goes
Victorine Stamps Easel Card
Sundays With Crissy  Friendship
Creative Card Crew  Easel Card
Digital Tuesday Challenge Blue and White
Party Time Tuesday's Anything Goes
Stamps & fun = Creativity Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built Animals
Penny's Paper Crafty Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow For theBoys
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Pixie Cottage Pop It Up
Little Miss Muffet Animals and Monsters
Paper Crafting Journey Die Cuts and/or Punches
Crafty Purple Frog Layers
Cute Card Thursdays Animal Crackers
Southern Girls Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes

Rockin' Baby

My Time to Craft's challenge this week is "Musical Medley."  The image I used is by Mo Manning.  It's the second time I've used it.  I much prefer the coloring of the guitar the first time around.  That was a sunburst design of red fading to orange then yellow (1/31/11).  I had modeled that after my husband's new guitar at the time.  (Seems there is always a new guitar.) My husband suggested this color combo, but I'm not real fond of it.

I colored this with Copics and the swirls were made with a Magnolia die.I added Crystal effects to the pick guard.

Visitor on our Patio

I didn't realize snakes could climb.  My husband went out walking this morning.  When he got back home this little guy had climbed up on the table on our patio.  Not a welcome visitor in my opinion.  Although living in Arizona there are snakes all over the place.  At least it's not a rattlesnake!

Just For Fun

 Tonight was a fun night.  I got to just play.  I worked on learning to make flowers. Lots more work needed, but it's a start.

The image is Nevaeh by Krista Smith.  I found her work on Etsy while browsing one day,  She has lots of cute images.  I just love the eyes.

I painted the flowers with Glamour Dust to give them a nice sparkle.  The swirly die is by Magnolia..  The papers are Fairy Flora by Prima.  I have used this paper so often lately I ordered two more packs.  Fortunately, it's very reasonably priced.  I found a new combo for blond hair so I thought I'd try it out.  I like it.  I probably should have added a little more of the darkest shade, though.

Copics:  BG0000, BG000, B1, C0, C1, C3, C5, E00, E02, E25, E31, E50, G02, G07, R11, R22, R32
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Clearly i Stamp Glitter
Stampin' for the Weekend  What a Cutie!
Ruby's Rainbow For the Girls
Simon Says Stamp Dies or Punches
Paper Shelter Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday People Images
Di's Digi Designs Make Your Own Flowers
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays  Favorite color (pink)

Snow Much Fun

This is my final post as a Design Team member for Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge.  I have decided to step down to make life a little less hectic.  It was wonderful to be part of the start of a new challenge blog.  I will miss working with Claire, Jennifer and all the wonderful design team members.

This week's challenge is to use a palette from  Design Seeds.  I chose "Winter (bloom)."  The image is a new release from Jellypark.

I colored her with Copics and added some Stickles to the snowflakes.

Copics:  B0000, B000, B00, C0, C1, E00, E02, G20, G21, G24, R01, R02, R11, R39, R59

I am entering in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons  Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs Square
7 Kids College Fund  Holiday Goodness
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge  Glitter

Playing in the Leaves

This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I am entering this in Mo's Challenge #101: Autumn Colors.

I tried to cut outside the die.  I usually have good results.  Not this time.  Hence the bow!  Usually when I cut outside the die it's only on one side.  This time there were leaves all around that I tried to cut.  Didn't work!  I colored her with Copics.

Copics:  B21, B23, C0, C1, C3, E00, E02, E13, E15, E25, E30, E31, E33, E50, G20, G21, G82, R05, R08, R11, R24, Y17, Y38, YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR31

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting for All Seasons Fall
Digi stamps 4 Joy Anything Goes
I Brake for Challenges Fallin' For You
My Mums Craft Shop Boys or Girls
Paper Pretties Fall
The Paper Shelter Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Fall
Scrapbook Sisters Autumn Colors
Tuesday Throwdown Fall
My Craft Spot Fall Leaves
Anything Goes Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Babies
Paperplay Challenges Autumn Leaves
4 Crafty Chicks Celebrating Fall
Crafty Purple Frog Fall Into Fall
Pixie Dust Srudio Round and Round
Crafty Ribbons Challenge Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges Happy Fall Y'all
Southern Girls Anything Goes

Be Brave, Be Strong

This is my DT entry for My Time to Craft Challenge #158, "L" is for...  I chose this lion from Digi Doodle Shop.  I have always loved this image and was just waiting for something to use it for. The sentiment is from TLC Creations; I like it with this image.

This was one of those interesting coloring sessions.  I colored his mane first and added way too many reddish tones.  I went over it with the Copic O hoping to eliminate them.  I got rid of some, then I colored over them with a more brownish color.  Ah, live and learn.  I should have printed off another one, but I was in a hurry trying to get it finished on time.   I now have a very orangish maned lion.
The paper is from Graphic 45.  I used Copics to color the image.  The brad is from Stampin' Up.

Copics: E08, E09, E31, E33, E34, E35, E51, E53, W0. W1, W3, W5, Y23, YR12, YR14, YR30

I am entering this in the following challenges:

The Squirrel and the Fox Anything Goes
MamiDoodles All Creatures Great and Small
Cards for Men Anything but Square
Crazy Challenge  For Men Only
Stamp with Fun Anything Goes
Nettie G's  Anything Goes
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Lots of Layers
Prairie Fairy Fridays Masculine
Creatalicious Challenges Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink Animals
Anything Goes  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge  Creature Comforts
Scrap Creations Anything Goes

Mummy Bear

Is he not one of the cutest little bears?  He's a digi from Di's Digis.  She has lots of really fun digis.  Their first challenge blog just started last week and there's still time to enter their very first challenge, Anything Goes.   I colored this with Copics.  The fabulous swirly die is from Magnolia.  I have no idea who the paper is from.

Copics:  C0, C1, C3, C5, E13, E15, E17, G21, G24, R11, R28, W0, W1, W3, Y17, YR12, YR16, YR18         

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Di's Digis Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges Pumpkins
My Sheri Crafts Sewing
Send a Smile for Kids Halloween
Squiggle Stamps Autumnal Colours
Delicious Doodles Cute as a Button
Sew Many Cards Halloween
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes
Paperplay Challenges Punches & Dies
The Corrosive Challenge Blog Punches and/or Dies


Autumn Blessings

This card is for Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge:  Autumn colors.  The image is available on their website and is called "Corn Stack."  I really enjoyed coloring this one.  This image was colored with Copic markers.  I edged the picture with chalks.  I have much better luck with them than I do with inks.   The papers are from K & Company, I believe.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Copics:   E21, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, G21, G24, YG97, YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18                                                                                                                                                                                      
I am entering this in the following challenges: 

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Colors of Fall
Lexi's Creations Autumn
The Crafty Pad  Goodbye Summer
I Did It Creations Anything Goes
HLSC Challenge Autumn
Digital Tuesday Challenge Celebrate Any Season
Paper Cutz Challenge Pumpkins

Fall Pheasant

I made this card for Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge:  Autumn colors.  The image is "Fall Pheasant."  This is colored with Copics and the paper is from K & Company.  I usually don't do two cards for a challenge, but my first card was so much like someone else's card I decided to do a second.  I need to check and see what's posted before I do my card in the future.

Copics: BG13, BG18, BG72, C0, C1,  E08, E09, E11, E13, E15, E17, E31, E33, E50,  R37, W1, W3, W5, Y28, YG63, YR14, YR20

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Come and Get It Challenges Red, Brown and Orange
One Stitch at a Time Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Autumn
Stamps & Fun = Creativity Animals
Papertake Weekly Things With Wings
Cards for Men Anything But Square
Sisterhood of Crafters  For the Birds

Celebrate II

This is the second time I used this image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I'm entering it in the Mo's Challenge #100:  Celebration.  I am so enjoying entering Mo's challenges once again.  I haven't been able to for a long while.  I really like my coloring better this time, but I don't care for the card itself all that much.  Once you glue down flowers it;s pretty much staying that way.  I really like the background paper I chose last time better.  I think that one was January of 2011.

The paper is from my stash.  Actually, my daughter's stash which I inherited when she moved away to college.  Thank you much, Dr. Brown!  The corner punch is from Martha Stewart.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Copics:  B02, BV04, C0, C1, E11, E21, G14, N1, R5, R11, R22, W5, W9, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y28, YR68

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Order of the Opus Gluei Dancing
Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog Stripes
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge Blog Digi Image
Easy Craft Project Challenges Yellow
Simon Says Stamp Sing It!!! (Celebrate by Three Dog Night-had it in my head the entire time I was making the card)

Kaleidoscope of Color

This card was made for My Time to Craft's Challenge:  Kaleidoscope of Color.  I've had this image for quite a while, but have only used her once so far.  She is Daddy's Girl from Tiddly Inks.  The papers are from Basic Grey's Sweet Thread Collection.  I used Liquid Pearls for an accent.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

I colored this with Copic markers.  I tried to use lots of bright colors.

Copics: B21, B23, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, E000, E00, E11, E08, E09, G9, R21, R22, R24, R27, Y00, Y02, YG06, YG07, YR07, YR09

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can  Anything Goes
I Did It Creations Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Finishing Touches
Elephantastic Here Come the Girls
Send a Smile 4 Kids Birthday Fun for Kids

Look What My Wonderful Hubby Built For Me!!!

My husband built me this Copic marker storage box.  It will hold 288 markers.  There are three clear marker storage boxes inside.  I just ordered a fourth.  That way I have room to expand if I want.  It's going to make it so easy to see all the marker numbers now.   He offered to stain it.  I'm debating if I want it stained or not.  The box is designed to use two ways.  the markers can be displayed at a 60 degree (shown) or a 30 degree angle depending how you position the box.   Now all I need to do is get some alcohol and clean my markers.  I tend to be a tad messy with them.  He definitely earned some points with this!!!

Moving Day

I am entering this card in Mo's Challenge #98:  Boy Attitude.  I thought this would be ideal for a "Congratulations on Your Move" card.  Don't you just wish moving was this easy!  My nephew and his wife recently purchased their first home so I will send this with a Home Depot gift card inside.

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The paper has been in my stash forever.  I colored him with Copics.  I just couldn't decide what embellishments to use so I decided to leave it alone.

Copics:  B0000, B00, B01, B02, B21, B23, BV00, C0, C1, E00, E01, E02, E31, E33, E35, E51, G12, G21, G24, G94, R055, R08, R11, R21, W3,
Y00, Y35, YR12, YR14, YR16,

I am entering this in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Children
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Phindy's Place Stripes

Birthday Rocket

The challenge this week at Jellypark Friend's Friday Challenges is Pass It On.   Make a card that is to be given to someone and then give it.

The adorable image is a new release by Claire.  I think it is just adorable.  I had just ordered this great paper pack from October Afternoon when the image came out.  They are ideal together.

I colored the image wirh copics.

Copics:  B000, B23, C0, C1, C3,  C5, C7, E00, E15, R05, R08, R14, Y000
I am entering this in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T.  Children
Crafty Purple Frog Birthdays
Crafting for All Seasons Birthdays
Birthday Sundaes Birthday

Purple Iris

                          This lovely image is from Digi Doodle Shop.  I colored it with Copics.  The papers are from Fairy Flora.  I need to buy another paper pad before I run out.  The swirly die is a new one from Magnolia.  It was really hard to find in stock anywhere, but I was very persistent!  The ribbon is self sticking and came from my daughter's stash.  It's the first time I've used it, but I really like it.  I don't imagine it would be good for a bow since it has adhesive on the back.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I used it for a very lazy reason.  It was still laying on my craft table when I finished my last card.  It was easier to use it rather than go get another one.  I do like it on this card, though.    I decided to go with another easel card.  I really enjoy this style.                                                                                                                                                                                      I am entering this in the following challenges:                                         Sparkle Forum Challenges Punch It                                                               One stitch at a Time Use a Digi                                                                        Hooked On Crafts Spring has Sprung
Stamps R Us Friendship
Tip Top Tuesday  Easel Cards
Freshly Brewed Something New
My Mum's Craft Shop  Lots of Layers
Simon Says Stamp Multifold Cards
Bearly Mine Flowers. Flowers, Flowers
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes

Copics:  BG0000, BG000, BG10, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, G20, G21, G24, Y19, Y38

Wish Big

 I made this card for Bronte & Bella's Challenge Blog.  Challenge #98 is a sketch challenge.  I haven't entered a Mo's challenge in quite a long time.  Cutting back on my design teams should allow me to get back to having the time to enter challenges that I have been missing.  Mo is definitely one of my favorite artists.  When I saw this sketch challenge I just couldn't resist.  This image is called "Big Shoes" and was just released in July. 


I colored this with Copics.   The papers are from October Afternoon, one of my favorite companies.  The beautiful seam binding is from Stampin' Up.

It's amazing that for such a tiny picture I used so many colors.

Copics:  B02, C0, C1, E00, E02, E09, E11, E31, R07, R11, R20, R22, R32, R89, Y17, Y23, YG03, YR04, YR14, YR18, YR20, YR31

I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew  Anything Goes
I Did It Creations Challenge Blog Girly Girls
Crazy Amigo Challenge Sewing
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog Anything Goes (must use ribbon)

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