Friday, January 13, 2017

Sending Prayers... for MHKDesigns

It's my pleasure today to be posting for MHKDesigns.  It's an even greater pleasure to showcase the Get Well Flowers digital stamp set and papers, created in my honor.

Today, I have a PET scan.  It will hopefully show that, after 3 chemotherapy treatments, my Lymphoma is in remission.  I am praying furtively for that!

This card says it all!



Both the beautiful flower and sentiment are from the Get Well Flowers digital stamp set.  The gorgeous designer papers on the border and the sentiment tag are from the Get Well Digital Papers.





Have you entered this month's MHKDesigns challenge?  You can win both of these sets!  You have all month!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Feel Better Soon -- for Crafty Sentiments Designs

The Break is over, the challenges are resuming.  It's time for the weekly challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  This week's theme is a favorite -- Anything Goes!

I used the delightful Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, Sleeping Hedgehog, to create this:


I stamped Sleeping Hedgehog unto Kraft paper, then colored it with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.  He looks so sweet on his pillow, doesn't he?

The sentiment is an old one, as are the papers.  Everything on this card is from my stash.

I hope you join us this week at Crafty Sentiments for our Anything Goes challenge.  I'd love to see what you make!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Life's a Journey...for The Path of Positivity

The road ahead -- this month's theme at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  We're changing things a bit.  It's Anything Goes, as long as it's positive.  To be eligible for the prizes from our wonderful sponsors, though, please use the optional month's theme.

Life is a journey.  Cancer is a journey.  I'm trying to find joy each day of this journey called life.  Some days, it's easier than others 😊.

I used a delightful image from this month's guest sponsor, Scribbles Designs, to create this card:



The image is Scribbles Designs, 953 Pull Trailer.  I printed it on Kraft paper, then colored it with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Since the road of life can be long, I thought a long card was appropriate for this, so I stretched it out!  Papers for this card are from MHKDesigns.  They are digital.  The Timeless Twine added the finishing touch.


I truly hope you join us this month for our "Road Ahead" challenge at Path of Positivity.  Com on the journey with us!  I'd love to see your fantastic creations, and there's great prizes to be won.  You have until February 5th. 



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy Birthday, You old goat! For Imagine That! Digistamp

Brrr! It is winter at it's finest where I live.  I make quick dashes outside with the dog, then get in as quickly as I can.  Having no hair from chemo treatments makes for an interesting winter experience!  I miss it, especially in the -20 degree weather!   A hat just isn't the same.

I'm posting today for Imagine That! Digistamp, where it's time for some Thursday Inspiration.   My brother is turning 60 in a couple days, and I needed a fun card to poke a bit of fun at him.  He hits the milestone before I do, so I have to rub it in for a couple years :)

Here's what I created, using very fun Imagine That! Digistamp products! 



Ha!  He'll like this, I'm sure!  I printed one of the goat images from the Imagine That! Digistamp Goats file onto Kraft card stock, and used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils to color it.  I'm a big fan of color pencils on Kraft.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Papers on this card are digital, also from Imagine That! Digistamps.  They're Birthday Bubbles papers.  I love how bright and festive they are!  A little lemon yellow twine from Timeless Twine finishes it off. 




I hope you check out the Imagine That! Digistamp blog often.  There is great inspiration there throughout the week, and a monthly challenge to check out, too!  Check out the Imagine That! Digistamp Facebook Group, too.  There's freebies, challenges, fun, and friendship!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy Holidays -- for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

A new year, a new month, a new challenge begins today at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  This month's theme is 'Out with the Old, in with the New'.  We want to give you a chance to break out any new supplies you may have gotten for Christmas, plus, it's a chance to use something from your stash.

Our sponsors this month are Ike's Art and Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. Using both sponsors, and this month's theme, I created this:


The digital stamp, from Ike's Art, is Poinsettia Cluster, colored with Copic markers. Papers, from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, are from the Christmas Blooms Collection.

The sentiment stamp and the Poinsettia Cluster are the 'new' on my card.  The 'old' is the Christmas Blooms papers, but they're amongst my favorites!

Cross stitched oval dies are from Die-namics dies.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

Thanks to our great sponsors this month!




I know it seems like a long time until Christmas, but I love to get a card or 2 made each month.  It definitely takes the pressure off in November and December.  Card #1 for 2017.  I'm on my way!  I hope you get started, too, and link up at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. 

Your Heart Makes Mine Happy -- for MHKDesigns

A new year, a new month, a new challenge -- all for MHKDesigns. Challenges are moving to the first of the month this year, and running until the last day of the month.  Winners will still be announced on the 15th of the month.  

Challenges are Anything Goes, if you use MHKDesigns products.  Or, there's a inspiration picture to help you along.

Here's my card for the January challenge:


I used the picture board for inspiration:


I love the look of colored pencils on Kraft paper, so that's what I did with this card, using the "I've Been Framed" digital stamp set and the "Tulip of Thanks" digital stamp set.  The "I've Been Framed" stamp set was colored with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.  Papers on this card are also from MHKDesigns.  They're "Damsel In Distress" digital papers. 

Dies used on this heart-shaped card are from Top Dog Dies and Hot Off the Press. 

Sets used:




I hope you can join in the MHKDesigns challenge.  The theme is a fun one (remember, it's anything goes if you use MHKDesigns products), and the prize this month is my absolute favorite MHKDesigns product.  Plus, I'd love to see what you make!



Friday, December 30, 2016

Follow Your Heart - for Great Impressions Stamps

It's Friday, and I'm posting for Great Impressions Stamps today.  After today, I'm taking a break from the team - - my health is forcing it on me.  While I'm undergoing chemo, I'm having trouble keeping up with everything.  So, with a heavy heart, I'm letting this team I love, using stamps I cherish go, at least for awhile.  I hope to be back soon!

Today, I'm showcasing a card I made early on my first term with this team, but one that seems applicable today:


I used Great Impressions rubber stamps, G518 - Elliot Blowing Hearts, colored with Copic markers and B219 - Follow Your Heart, stamped on die cut hearts.

There will be a new challenge and a new design team starting very soon.  You'll want to visit the blog each day for tons of great inspiration!

Make sure to visit the Great Impressions Online Store for many wonderful rubber stamps!  I have too many favorites to count!