Monday, January 23, 2012

Hambo Hoedown - Kid's Card Challenge

This week Hambo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge for Send a Smile 4 Kids.  This is a great organization that collects donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children's Hospitals. What a great reason to make a card.  I received the cute puppy digi called  "Bailey". 

I colored the digi with my Copics markers and used the Nestabilities scalloped square dies. The background paper is called DOG from Reminisce.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pike Playground - Birthday Challenge

In honor of Dustin Pike's birthday he has posted a challenge.  Make a card with a birthday theme using one of his Doodledragon images.  He has soooo many great images that you can easily use for a birthday theme.  I chose the Flying Dragon.  I shrunk him and then flipped the image to create a duplicate. 

I sponged some clouds in the background and colored the dragons with my Copics markers.  The grass and flower stamp I used for the edge has no markings.  The cake and candle stamp is from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment is computer generated.  For the inside of the card I stamped a simple "Happy Birthday".  If you get a chance check out Dustin's Blog to see some of his work,   It's worth the trip.  Happy Birthday Dustin!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Knight in Shining Armor

I just wanted to post this card I made for my husband for our Anniversary.  I had an idea in my head on what I wanted to do and usually that means the finished product never stacks up to my expectations and I'm disappointed.  But this time, it came out just like I had envisioned. 

And the inside reads..

The castle is a digi from The Octopode Factory and my knight "Sir Galahad" and the sentiment are from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I sponged the background with a cloud template and colored the castle and knight with my Copics markers.    Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment if you like my card.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hambo Hoedown-Two different circles challenge

Each week I say that I am going to post more items to my blog and not just challenges.  Then I'm finishing a card in the last minute to get in the mail and forget to take a picture of it so I can't post it on my blog.  Now that I've admitted this out loud I 'm hoping this will help and I'll get better about posting additional projects.  For this week's challenge for the Hambo Hoedown I received the balloon-cost digi.  The challenge is to use 2 or more different size circles in our project. I took the digi and split the words up and punched out various size circles.

Here is the inside of the card...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!   I know the calendar says January 7th, so 2012 has just started and I'm already a week behind. That's okay I'll catch up by Valentine's Day!  I'm not too far behind because I still have time to post a "Happy Newt Year" project for the HamboHoedown Challenge.  I received this cute "Reptile" digi and some Happy Newt year sentiments.  The challenge is to create a project using something new.  For Christmas I got some new Sizzix Tim Holtz Alteration dies.  I used the die called "Ornamental" to create the design.

You can't see it very well but the background paper looks like the skin of a reptile.  As I mentioned I used my new Sizzix Tim Holtz Ornamental die to cut out the design in green and then my digi in white.  I trimmed the white diecut and attached it to the green diecut then added ribbon where the 2 designs layered. The "reptile" digi is another great design from Tim at HamboStamps.  If you haven't seen some of his digi's you have to take the time to check them out at  I colored the "reptile" digi with my Copics Markers and I paper pieced his shirt using the Stampin' Up stamp "Solid Stripes".  I wish you a Happy and Healthy 2012 and hope you find time to stop by my blog throughout the year.