Thursday, April 26, 2018

CTMH Birthday Elephant

Hello again. 

While I was cleaning my table,  I ran across this cute little elephant.  I started the card and haven't had a chance to finish it.  The elephants were colors but that was it.  I had to cut out the balloons and just put the card together.  I kept it simple.

Elephants are a favorite of mine.  Usually I color them with the C1, C3, C5 markers.  But this time I went with the W colors. 

I am using him in the following challenges:
   Craft Challenges - Anything Goes #16
   Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
   Papercraft Challenges - Anything Goes #5
   Die Cutting Divas - Birthday
   Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes #389

Now to finish cleaning off my table.  Chat with you again soon.  Have a great evening.

Purple

Hello.  How is everyone doing tonight?  I came home from work full of energy.  And believe me that doesn't happen often.  So I got some housework done.  Now I am hoping to get some play time.

I don't like purple.  It is my least favorite color.  So I don't make cards with it often.  However, I just love the Lots of Lavendar set by Stampin Up.  When I first saw it, I wasn't sure about it.  Then I went to a SU card class and they used the set.  I fell in love with it.  You will see this set again, again and yet again.

I didn't want the whole card to be purple so I added the green ribbon/bow.  I think it makes the leaves pop a little bit.

I am using the card in the following challenges:
   Just Us Girls - Purple
   Papercraft Challenge - Birthday
   Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
   Craft Rocket - Flowers
   Crafty Calendar - Buttons and/or Bows
   Your Next Stamp - Sketch and/or Colors

Off to straighten my table and start my next project.  Chat with you soon.  Have a great evening.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A Wild Thing - Card 6

Hello.  I have been so  busy over the last few days.  Work is absolute insane.  We are getting ready for a huge inspection and we have been going non-stop to get every thing done.  Plus here at the house, I am just trying to get organized again. 

I am still playing around with this set of stamps (SU's A Wild Thing) but I am going to stop here.  You will see more later.  I just can't stop coming up with ideas. 

This is one of the first things I thought about when I saw the set.  Making a swing card.  I love it when there is a matching front and back to stamps.

I think I have gotten really good at the shading on these bears.  I used my favorite markers, my copics.  They  are perfect for shading. 






Here is the final rundown of all of the cards I have made from this set so far.
                      Card 1 - Gray Elephant
                      Card 2 - Front & Back Elephant
                      Card 3 - Front & Back Bear
                      Card 4 - Hello There Honey Bear
                      Card 5 - Lion Birthday Wishes
                      Card 6 - Swing Honey Bear - You are Here....

I am using it in the following challenges:
   As You Like It - Favorite Color Medium & Why
   Just Add Ink - Picture Inspired
   Art Impressions - Circles
   Alphabet Challenges - B is for Bears
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Well off to see what comes next.  Chat with you later.  Have a great afternoon.



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Challenges & A Wild Thing Card 5

Hello.  Well, we are still getting freezing rain.  What a terrible day.  But it have gotten a few things done around here.

I wanted to work on some challenges today.  I feel like I have been missing more than I have entered.  Oh well, that is the way things go..  I will do what I can while still relaxing.

I was going to step away from the A Wild Thing set, but when I saw the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, I thought the lion would be perfect for the circle.  Instead of another strip of paper, I added twine. 

If you are coming here from a challenge site, I am using the same stamp set and making several cards from it.  I am working with Stampin Up's A Wild Thing.  I just fell in love with this set.  This is my fifth card and I still have a few more I want to make.  Here is the run down of the other cards.  I will be adding a few more as I get them done.

                  Card 1 - Gray Elephant
                  Card 2 - Back & Front Elephant
                  Card 3 - Back & Front Bear
                  Card 4 - Hello There Honey Bear
                  Card 5 - You are Here
                  Card 6 - ?????????

I am using this card in the following challenges:
   Double D Challenges - Twine
   Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #448
   Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Off to clean off my desk and see what else I can get made.  Chat with you soon.  Have a great afternoon.

A Wild Thing - Card 4

Hello.  How is everyone?  We are in the middle of a Winter Storm Advisory!  Will we ever get Spring weather?  I think we are going to skip Spring and go straight to Summer, I just hope it doesn't wait until June to get warm.  Unbelievable.

Here is another A Wild Thing card.  I actually made this one early last week, but it was in my to be finished cards.  I still have several more cards, I want to make.  I am working on the lion next.

Here is the run down of the other cards.
            Card 1 - Gray Elephant
            Card 2 - Front & Back Elephant
            Card 3 - Front & Back Bear
            Card 4 - You Are Here
            Card 5 -Yellow Lion
            Card 6 - ?????

I am going to finish up the lion card and then work on some challenges.  I will get back to these cards later today hopefully.

I am going to use this card in the following challenges:
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
   Di's Digitals - Hand Colored 
   PINspirational - Anything Goes

Off to play.  Have a great day.  Chat with you soon.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Wild Thing - Card 3

Hello again.  One more before I call it a night.

It is similar to the one before.  I did change it up a little.  I thought a yellow circle would make the bees and honeycomb pop.  I also added a beehive texture to the side.  I don't have a sentiment yet, but I will be adding something to the circle.

Don't forget, I am making a bunch of cards using the same stamp set.  Here is the run down on the other cards. I will be changing/adding as I post the other cards.
          Card 1 - Gray Elephant
          Card 2 - Front & Back Elephant
          Card 3 - You are Here
          Card 4 -Hello There Honey Bear
          Card 5 -Yellow Lion
          Card 6 - ????????




I am going to use it in the following challenges:
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   Dies R Us - Anything Goes
   Dream Valley - Dry Embossing
   Fab N Funky - Critters

Off to finish up the other cards.  I will chat with you tomorrow.


A Wild Thing - Card 2

Hello.  How is everyone today?  It has been a extremely busy week for me.  I am so looking forward to the weekend.  I have a Stampin Up class on Saturday and other than that, I am going to relax and enjoy the weekend.  It sounds like a plan, but I am sure I will find things to do around the house.  Including doing some work for my husband's company.  Oh well, I will get some relaxing in.

I have fallen in love with this stamp set.  Yes, it has an elephant in it and that is part of the appeal, but not the only one.  The critters are front and back images and I can think of a dozen things to do with them.  Then there is the cute little bear with the bees.  It even comes with a honeycomb.

I have decided to make up a bunch of cards with it.  Hopefully similar to the 10 cards 1 kit videos you can find on YouTube.  Except I am not doing a video.    I will keep a running list of the cards so you can link to them from each post.  So check back for updated links....






            Card 1 - Gray Elephant
            Card 2 - You are Here
            Card 3 - Back & Front Bear
            Card 4 -Hello There Honey Bear
            Card 5 - Yellow Lion
            Card 6 - ?????

It may take me several days to get all of them done.  I hope I can get them all done....

Now about this card, it is the elephant again.  I used the front and back.   I used the circles on the inside of the card.  And stamped a small Happy Birthday in the white circle.  It is just too adorable.  It think the bow makes it girly so I will have to come up with something without a ribbon for one of the others.


I am using it in the following challenges:
   A Gem of a Challenge - Female Birthday w/Sentiment
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   Dies R Us - Anything Goes
   Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
   Crafty Sentiments - For The  Girls
   AudSentiments - Birthday

Off to clean my table and start another one.  Chat with you soon.