Friday, February 21, 2020

She is Mermazing.

Her grandmother told her she could be anything she wanted when she grew up.  Thirty some years later, my friend Shandy still believes.  She always wanted to be a mermaid!    For her birthday, I made her a mermaid card using a six Adorn It designs with mermaids, colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I added a Stampin' Up mermaid.  The front of the card is from a scrapbook page given to me.

Just love these Adorn It drawings of mermaids.  They made a cute light-hearted card.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Pig Out on Birthday

A toddler of my acquaintance is enamored with Peppa the Pig.   Lucky for me, she is pleased with a pig even if it is not the actual Peppa.  She enjoyed her birthday card.  Happy 3rd birthday to Sofia.

The stamp set is 'This Little Piggy' from Stampin' Up.  Did a bit of coloring with my Prismacolor pencils.  Card stock and DSP from Stampin' Up.  A simple card, but filled with love for a little girl. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Turner Syndrome Blog Hop UPDATE

Sue D was randomly selected to win the $20 Gift Card from Amazon.  Congrats to Sue.  Thank you to all who participated in the Blog Hop.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Turner Syndrome Awareness 2nd Annual Blog Hop 2020

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!
Prize Winners will be announced on February 15, 2020.

Thirty-six caring Sponsors and nine DT Members are offering prizes to commenters and they are helping bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome

My TS related project is inspired by the TSA official color board:

My card: 

       I knew what I wanted the image to be, but my stamps didn't work out.  So I did a bit of manipulation.  I wanted to use Beautiful You, but the lady was too small for the butterflies from Papilion Potpourri.  So I scanned and enlarged the lady dancing in the puddle.  Stamped a number of butterflies.  Colored the lady and butterflies with Prismacolor Pencils.  I used the butterfly punch from Stampin' Up, gave them some dimension by curling the edges and put them on dimensional dots.  The sentiment is by Donna Ellis, Sparkle N Sprinkle, added a bit of color along the edge and raised using dimensional dots.  The border is Sizzix Edgelits.  I am pleased with the result, it is as imagined.
       Turner Syndrome is about girls and women therefore I wanted to show a happy lady dancing in a water puddle.  The butterflies are often used in relation to since they seem feminine and joyful.  

       It is an honor to participate in the Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop.  I only learned of this disease recently and want to help spread awareness.  Please read about Turner Syndrome and share this information with others.
       I will be awarding a prize randomly to one of the people who leaves me a comment on my Blog.  Please leave a comment, you might want to include comments about Turner Syndrome.

       Check out the other Blogs that are participating in the Turner Syndrome Awareness 2nd Annual Blog Hop 2020 for more chances to win prizes.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Lavinia World Stamps

I love the fantasy stamps available from Lavinia World Stamps. 

I used several other stamps from Lavinia.  I struggled with wanting to add sparkle.  This is my third attempt.  Used Stickles the first two times and decided it was messy looking.  This final attempt I put on glue and loose glitter.  The smaller application around the fairy don't show up well in the photo.  

Recently joined their Facebook page, Anything Lavinia.  My name was randomly chosen to receive a stamp.  They sent me a fairy named Winifred.  Although the company is from the UK, there is a US distributor in Miami, FL and when I have ordered stamps they arrive quickly.

I am going to send a photo of my card to the Anything Lavinia Facebook page and will enter their latest challenge on the Lavinia World Challenge.

Lavinia World Challenge #14 (ending 12/2/19)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fairy Dust Season

Fairy dust is always in season. 

The background is a piece of self made marbling done on paper.  The stamps are from Lavinia World. I added a bit of color around the fairy and colored the fairy dust.  The round and oval shapes were cut with layering dies from Stampin' Up.

I would like to play in the following challenges which are all anything goes: 
Lavinia World Challenge #13 (11/18/19)
Addicted to Stamps and More  Challenge #366  (11/12/19)
Crafting by Design  November Anything Goes (11/26/19)
Crafty Creations Challenge #401  (11/11/19)
Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge  #1  (11/17/19)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies  #32  (11/25/19)

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to every one.

Sorry I have not been posting anything.  Frankly not done much as I have been under the weather.  Hope to be feeling better soon.  I've been buying lots of fun stamp sets.  Hope to soon be making cards and posting.

The cards are for Halloween.
I used last year's Stampin' Up designer series paper and did some fussy cutting.  
Next to the cauldron is a frog and a black cat.

Again used last year's Stampin' Up designer series paper, and fussy cut out designs.  
The bottom layer is stripes and a bunch of spiders crawling.

This is the Halloween Birthday card for my younger sister.  I used Spellbinders die cut for the spider web and the word Boo!  The bat, pumpkins, witch and cat are from My Favorite Things.  Used pencils to color the images, and used the coordinating die cuts.