Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time off

Hi all ~ I am announcing a short retirement from blogging...So much has been happening in my life that I just cannot keep up with posting....I know all of my best friemds are very understandable...and I appreciate your support. I do want to continue to post my creations, but as of now, I have no choice and have to settle with down time. I want to thank you for your support ...Health issues are giving me a time....Thanks again for your comments and I hope to be back soon.

Happy Holidays to all!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My first attempt at sponging the background

Hi everyone! It has been a while since I have posted. Mainly because I have had a lot of family obligations going on. Cannot leave out my work duties either. At any rate, I have had to step down from 2 of my Design Teams, My Time Made Easy and Paper Makeup Stamps. This was a very hard decision to make and I hated stepping down from 2 of the best DT's ever! It was an honor that I was picked in the first place. The team was wonderful to me, but in the end it was a must do. I simply did not have the time to make my schedules. Thank you to MTME and to PMS for all that you have done for me. I will continue to use your images/papers/templates, because I love them all!!

This card is a first when it comes to my making a background using sponges and Momento Inks. I was very pleased with the outcome, especially since it was my first try at it.

The first thing I did was sponge the background on White Shimmer Cardstock from Paper and More using Memento Angel Pink, Tangelo, Summer Sky, Cantalope, and Danube Blue inks using a circular motion. I overlapped some of the inks to give a more realistic feel to the background. I then stamped Artful Inkables "A Friendly Light" image of the lighthouse on the card and colored with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.

The sentiment came from Heartfelt Creations
Hope In The Lord PreCut Set (HCPC3311). What a wonderful verse! I cut out the sentiment using Nestabilities Labels. I added a blue bow and silver string with a key charm on the end. Then put a rhinestone on the top of the lighthouse to make it look like the light is always on. The background cardstock came from SU's Bashful Blue and some black cardstock in my stash.

I hope you like my first rendition of sponging a background. Take care, thanks for your comments and have a great week!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge # 10

Welcome to another Digi Makeover Challenge!

Again, I am enjoying the weather! So nice to have a cool breeze!

I will get on with my challenge take. This week’s digi makeover challenge is using “Don’t Be A Square” challenge you see here. I began by using Spellbinder’s Grand Nestabilities Labels Four with SU’s Certainly Celery cardstock. I lifted the die just a little at the top so I could make a card out of it. Then I used Paper Trey Ink’s “Green Tea Leaves Collection for the Designer Paper with a smaller Nestability. The digital word art came from Paper Makeup Stamps and I had it downloaded in seconds and printed on shimmery white cardstock from Paper and More. I used Momento’s “Lady Bug” ink to sponge around the word art. I added some Prima Flowers and Kaiser rhinestones.

Well, I do believe this fits the bill of “Don’t Be A Square.” I love the colors and the digital word art is really growing on me.

We would love for you to play along by uploading your digi at the Digi Makeover Challenge Blog…so here are:

The Rules
- You must use a digital image on your entry(hey, it is a digi challenge after all)
- The challenge will be every Monday
- A winner will be selected every week by random.org
- The winner will get to choose any 3 digi images from PMS as their prize. If the winner used a PMS image on their entry, they'll get 2 bonus images (for a total of 5!)
- You may enter as many times as you want, there is no limit; however, you may not link back to old posts (prior to the challenge post)
- You may combine our challenge with any other challenge you like
- Please post a link directly to your individual blog post using InLinkz (the blue frog) so we can find and admire your creation!

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments! Have a wonderful week all!

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Pretty Palette # 34

Hi all! I hope you are all having a great weekend! Today's Pretty Palette Challenge shows the colors light pink, olive and brown. This was not hard to figure out, using MTME's digital images. I used "Gingersnap’s with Sugar and Spice.” The sentiment also came from these darling digi images. I started with SU’s Pretty in Pink Cardstock and added some olive colored DP that I bought from Hobby Lobby. I used Spellbinder’s Rectangle Nesties. The gingerbread darlings were easy peasy. I just added some pink and olive colors with my Copic Markers and then added some copper and white pearls. The snowflakes came from my stash, which I have had for a while and do not remember where I got them.

Here's the detail on how the challenge works:

•You can use the palette on ANY type of project! While participation with products from My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is appreciated, it is not required to participate. You can use products from ANY company.

•Each week we will pick a winner from the palette participants and announce them the following week, when the next Pretty Palette Challenge is announced.

•The palette month will run from the 2nd Sunday of every month, to the 2nd Saturday of the following month, with the Winner announced that 2nd Sunday of the Palette Challenge.
PRIZE PACKAGE: Whoever plays along all month, in all 4 Palette Challenges within the month, will be entered to win a Pretty Package of THEIR Choice! Make sure on the 4th week of the challenge, that you leave a comment linking all 4 projects as well, so we are sure we do not miss you!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all the best of weekends!