Thursday, March 15, 2018

Power Poppy Cake

Here are a few cards made with the Power Poppy image Layer Cake.  The blue one is for my dad's birthday.  While it doesn't show very well in the photo, I used some metallic colored pencils on the cake stand and then used Glossy Accents to give it a shine.  I think it gives the stand a vintage feel, and makes it a little more masculine.  Still debating on whether or not to add any embellishments to both his card and the rainbow one.  I kinda like the CAS look.  Hope Dad likes it!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Additional Power Poppy Images

Here are a few more Power Poppy images I've been playing with.  So much fun to color!!!

This one is the same Dogwood digi from the set Graceful Still Life colored with greys and creams.

Here's a card I made for my youngest sister's birthday.  It was a departure from my norm as I used colored pencils on Kraft for this image entitled Autumns Opulence.

Berry It is the image used on the next two cards.  One is colored as red raspberries and one as golden raspberries.  Not sure if I enjoyed coloring these or not.  Was trying to color without merely shading from one side of an object to the next. I am happy with the results, but getting there was somewhat of a pain.  Need more practice getting depth in my coloring.

So that's it for me today.  Thank you for stopping by!

Dipping Toes with Power Poppy

Well today I am dipping my toes back in the blogging pond.  Not sure how long this adventure will last, but I'm giving it a shot with a card I made using the Dogwood image from the Graceful Still Life digi stamp set by Power Poppy.  I adore Marcella's beautiful floral designs!  They make my heart happy!  I was already coloring this gorgeous stamp when the "Hues to Use" challenge was posted on the Power Poppy blog.  Whoo Hoo!  I could play along! 

This image reminds me of the beautiful dogwoods that graced our yard in East Tennessee.  Each spring the hills would turn pink and white with loads of blossoms.  Such a joy to remember the feelings of anticipation created by these heralds of Spring.

 Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your Wednesday!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Birthday Card

Still not back into the swing of blogging, but will share a birthday card I made this month.  The card image is Holding a Flower from A Day for Daisies.  Isn't she adorable?  She's been in my stash for ages, but hadn't made it onto a card until now.  I've added a bit of sparkle to her wings with some Crystal Sprinkles. 

Have a Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sweet November March 2014 Preview - Hoppy Easter and Two Farewells

Hi all!  Welcome to the Sweet November March 2014 Preview.  Amy has created an adorable set of four Easter rabbits entitled, Bunny Tails.  I've used one of the images on a card.  You'll need to check out Amy's blog and the CC Designs blog to see the other three cute little bunnies!  I chose the rabbit sitting with an Easter Egg for my card.  Isn't he sweet?  The dotted background paper is from the new Doodlebug pad, Springtime.

And now for a few farewells.  The first of the farewells is to Amy.  Amy is stepping away from designing, and ending her Sweet November line of stamps.  How do I even express the sadness I feel knowing such a talent is no longer going to be shared with others?  Amy's was the first card blog I ever visited.  I fell in love with her amazing coloring and card layouts.  And when I discovered she was also a stamp designer...well, I became a devoted fan.  Her images are cute, joyful, and fun to color.  Imagine my delight when she asked me to be a Sweet November Gal and craft cards with her images!  My hope is Amy will become a book author and illustrator and continue to share her stories and drawings with us.  (If she does, I'll get to tell my grandchildren, "I knew her when...")  So dear Amy, I have relished my small part in your journey, and look forward to seeing where your path takes you in the future!

And the second farewell.  I'm stepping away from this blog.  I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and thank you to everyone who visited and left sweet comments!  I will miss you all, especially Amy and my former teammates from the Outlawz...Carla, Dawn, Linda, Penny, and ladies are the best!  And I apologize to the ladies at From the Heart Stamps...I never really had the opportunity to get to know you.  A special shout out also goes to Mary J, Pam Sparks, Lau, Krista, and Mo for their encouragement and technical assistance.  My decision to step away was not an easy one, but I am at peace with my choice.  Thank you for all the inspiration and support you've given me over the past nearly two years.  What a fun ride it has been!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sweet November January 2014 Review

Happy Wednesday!  I'm here today with a card for the Sweet November January 2014 Review.  The stamp, The Birds, is the second of the SN January Release.  Don't you just adore the expressions on these birds' faces?  For this card, I layered a digital heart over the image before printing.  Twice altering its size, and adding a sentiment to the inside of one, I printed the same digital heart to use as embellishments.  All three hearts were fussy cut before adhering them to the patterned paper background.

Please stop by Amy's blog and the CC Designs blog to view other creations from the SN January release!  Thank you for stopping by, and have a fabulous rest of your week!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sweet November January 2014 Release

Happy 2014!!!  And welcome to the Sweet November release for January 2014!  Amy has two adorable stamps this month for you to use on your Valentine's Day cards.  I've used "The Bees" to craft this card.  Aren't they just the cutest bees ever!?!  I added a heart shape around the image and the sentiment "Bee" My Valentine before printing.  Then layered the heart on a patterned paper, added a ribbon, bow, and two double heart stickers.  Voila!  A sweet Valentine's Day card!

Amy has candy, so please do not forget to stop by her blog, and leave a lovely comment for her!  You'll also get to see the other image in this month's release entitled, The Birds.  Both of the images can be purchased at CC Designs tomorrow at 9 a.m.!