It’s A Good Day To Be Happy~

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Sometimes all you need to be happy is a hug from a friend.

My card~

Bunnies

I used the adorable bunnies from the Mama Elephant Honey Bunny stamp set to create a simple card to send a friend who hasn’t been feeling well.

A close-up~

Bunnies-Close

Hopefully today is a good day for YOU to be happy too.

I used~

Mama Elephant Honey Bunny Stamp & Dies, Up & Away Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Dies, Copics, Glitz Unchartered Waters, Teresa Collins Ebosser

You’re A Real Princess~

Have you been coloring during October?

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I’m joining in when I can, but it’s not as much as I would like.

I’ve even spent some evenings coloring, but I haven’t found the time to post my pictures.

There’s just not enough time in the day.

And it’s hard to get a good picture after dark. Sigh.

But, here’s one of my evening’s work~

Princess

Even on a completed card!!

How about that?

A close-up~

Princess Close

The little princesses from The Greeting Farm Ever After set are so cute and fun to color.

And perfect for a real princess’s birthday.

I used~

The Greeting Farm Ever After Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, Studio Calico Sundrifter Paper, DCWV Gems, Copics, Signo White Pen, Brother Scan & Cut

Birthday Bear Wishes For You~

Have you missed me?

I will admit that life has gotten a bit out of control with us trying to enjoy every last moment of the Summer.

Need I mention school started yesterday?

So I thought I’d pop in here with my card for Kathy from The Daily Marker Pop Up Challenge: It’s All About Lines.

My card~

Bear Birthday Wishes Line Challenge

I used Washi tape to form my lines of varying sizes and simply blended two colors of Distress Ink into the white spaces.

Once I removed the Washi tape I had a perfectly striped or better yet lined background.

Keep an eye out for more Pop Up Challenges from Kathy at The Daily Marker.

I know I’ll be joining in!

I used~

My Favorite Things Birdie Brown Birthday Bear Stamps & Dies, Birthday Wishes & Ballons Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Signo White and Black Gel Pen, Copics

I Knew When I Met You~

That an adventure was going to happen.

I love that sentiment.

Almost as much as I love the Petunia Gets A Piggy Back image that accompanies it.

My card~

Bee Friends

You just have to smile looking at those two together.

A close-up~

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It reminds me of a certain little girl running around my house. He he.

I used~

Stamping Bella Petunia Gets A Piggy Back Stamp, Pebbles Jenn Hadfield Home Made Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dies, Copics

I Like Big Mutts~

And I can not lie.

The family and I saw that phrase on an animal clinic sign the other day and laughed about it for the rest of the day.

Of course, I had to explain it and the song to the kids. Sigh.

It also meant I had to use it.

My card~

Mutt

I used the adorable two sided hanging puppy from the My Favorite Thing’s You Make My Tail Wag stamp and die set.

A close-up~

Mutts

Not only is my puppy peeking at us from the front, but when you open the card you see his big…

Mutts-Inside

He he.

And the sentiment~

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Silly I know, but it makes me laugh.

However, probably not my best idea since my five year old is now singing the song repeatedly. Sigh.

I used~

My Favorite Things You Make My Tail Wag Stamps and Dies, Simon Says Stitched Dies, Copics, DCWV The Basics Stack

Happy Father’s Day!!

This little guy just makes me smile.

Meet Milton from Stampingbella.

My card~

Favorite

I colored him for Day 19 of the 30 Day Color Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker.

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For whatever reason I thought he’d be perfect for my Father’s Day card for my Dad.

A close-up~

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Especially when paired with my sentiment.

The inside~

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Funny, right?

At least I think so.

My sister, Amy, might not agree.

I saw the phrase somewhere online Friday.

I think it might have even been a stamp, but I can’t remember where I saw it or even find it now.

So, I simply used Photoshop and my printer to create my version of it.

Underneath Milton is a printed paper from Simple Stories I Am collection which lists many of the qualities that I think my Dad instilled in me.

That makes my card a little sweet and a lot sassy.

Just like me.

I used~

Stampingbella Milton, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Copics, Signo White Pen, Fancy Pants Down By The Sea 6×6 Paper Pad, Simple Stories I Am 6×6 Paper Pad

Hello Graduate!!

I can hardly believe that our good friend’s daughter has graduated from High School.

Where has the time gone?

I can still remember the day she was born.

Aww…I’m getting all teary eyed just thinking about it.

My card~

Graduate

I used a Wryn Graduate digital stamp from Tiddly Inks that I colored to match Morgan’s actual gown and sash.

Luckily I had just watched a Sandy Allnock video on coloring white images.

A close-up~

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Not too bad I think.

Except for where I thought her hair was the stash and colored it blue.

Sigh.

Anyway blue hair or not I know that this graduate is going great places.

Just to note that it’s Day 20 of the 30 Day Color Challenge.

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Amazingly enough I’m keeping up.

Yippee!

I used~

Tiddly Inks Wryn Graduate Digital Stamp, Mama Elephant Surprise Sentiment, Crate Paper Boys Rule 6×6 Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, Copics

One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish~

Okay, I’ve lost count.

There are just too many fish on my Some Odd Girl Community Crop H2O Challenge: Use water color pencils, critters that live on/in the water, rain drops, or anything that makes you think H2o on your project.

My card~

One Fish Two Fish

Luckily this adorable little guy was on one of the three Some Odd Girl stamp set that I own.

So, I stamped him repeatedly and got busy coloring him to create my little H2O scene.

A close-up~

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I used small flat sequins from Papertrey Ink to mimic bubbles and I gave each fish a bit of sparkle with a Wink Of Stella pen.

There’s still a bit of time left to join in the fun and I’m hoping to get one more project done.

30 Day Some Odd Girl

Let’s just hope we don’t have a repeat of last night where a massive amount of H2O falling from the sky knocked our power out. Yikes!

I used~

Some Odd Girl Clever Kittys Stamp Set, Simple Stories I Am 6×6 Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, Papertrey Ink Sequins, Wink of Stella, Copics

You’ve Held Onto My Hand For A While~

But now I’m all grown up. Just remember you will always hold on to my heart, forever.

Awww….isn’t that sweet?

It’s also perfect for the card I gave my Mom for Mother’s Day.

My card~

Held My Hand

I used the Mama Elephant Bear Hugs Stamp and Die Set and closely followed Nichol Magourik’s coloring technique from this video.

I wanted to use my card for Erika’s NSD 2015 Challenge: Ready, Set…Emboss Challenge to use any type of embossing on your project.

A close-up~

Held My Hand Close

I simply used one of my long forgotten and a bit dusty Cuttlebug folders on the background paper.

I love the look and dimension embossing gives papers, so I don’t know why I never think to actually do it.

So, a big thank you to Erika for challenge me.

Head over to her blog if you’d like to join in.

I used~

Mama Elephant Bear Hugs Stamps & Dies, Pebbles Jen Hadfield Home Made 6×6 Paper Pad, Cuttlebug Dots Folder, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Copics

Just Meow-zing!!~

I think I’ve mentioned once or twice that Hartly and I are now watching coloring videos at nap and bedtime.

Last week we just so happened to watch Jennifer McGuire’s Copic Dot Coloring video, so it was no surprise that later that evening we had to give it a try.

My card~

Kitty

I really like this technique of adding texture and blending colors, but I do think I need to work on my feathering out colors.

But, that will come with practice and in time.

Mimicking Jennifer’s cards, I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dies to create a stitched outline on my layers.

This also means I can use my card for Maria’s NSD 2015 Challenge: Leave You In Stitches Challenge to make a project having either real or faux stitching on it.

A close-up~

Kitty Close

Would you believe me if I told you Hartly made me order all those My Favorite Things stamps Jennifer used on her card?

She insisted. He he.

Our cards together~

Hartly Dot Cat Color

Want to join in the 2015 NSD Challenge: Leave You In Stitches? Grab your needle and thread and head to Maria’s blog.

I used~

Some Odd Girl Clever Kittys Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles and Squares Dies, Pebbles Jenn Hadfield Home Made Paper 6×6 Paper Pad, Copics