Friday, July 1, 2016

Daylily Corner Progressive Challenge at Digistamps4Joy
The Digistamps4Joy stamping group on Facebook is currently sponsoring the July Progressive Freebie Challenge. If yo made a card for the June challenge, you can claim on to work on for the July challenge. If you missed the June Freebie you can purchase the current Freebie Daylily Corner in the shop for $1.00. For more information on the great opportunity, go to the Digistamps4Joy Facebook group.

Here are the details on my Design Team Inspirational card:

I used the following Copic Markers to color the floral image:
RV63, RV66, YG13, G99

I cut out the colored digi leaving a narrow white edge.

I cut mats of black and olive green card stock and layered them together on to a white base card. The cut digi was adhered to the top. Small green adhesive pearls were placed in the center of 3 flowers.

I cut the sentiment out on the Cricut machine using the Beyond Birthdays cartridge. It was adhered to the layered card.

I look forward to seeing your work on this lovely image.

Dandelion Days
Polkadoodles is the current sponsor of the challenge at Creative Lady Birds. I chose Dandelion Days to use for my Design Team inspirational card.

I used Prismacolor Pencils and Recollections Silver metallic pen to color this cute little girl. I placed her in the Craft Artist 2 program, where I merged her with two colored mats and some text.

I hope this card has encouraged you to try your luck at the Creative Lady Birds challenge, where anything goes.

Painted with Love

Paintd with Love
Digistamps4Joy Shop
There's a new challenge at Digistamps4Joy and the theme is as always ATG and the optional twist is to use dies and or punches. I chose to use Painted with Love for my Design Team inspirational card.

This cute image was colored using Prismacolor Pencils and then cut out. The hearts were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and the text was cut on the Cricut Die Cutting Machine. A green piece of card stock was adhered to a base card and the image, words and hearts were adhered to the card.

I hope you are inspired to try your luck in the challenge at Digistamps4Joy.

Thursday, June 30, 2016


Spellbinding Stamps
There is a new challenge beginning today at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog. The sponsor for this month is Spellbinding Stamps by Nikki Burnette. I chose Steampunk for my Design Team Inspirational card.

The image was colored using Prismacolor Pencils and the Prismacolor blender markers. The colored image was put in the Craft artist 2 program and merged with a background and pieces from the Steampunk Adventures digikit.

I hope this card has inspired you to take part in the Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog, open to Design Teams around the world where "anything goes."


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Scrapping Buddies

Best Friends
Bugaboo stamps
A Snowflakes Promise is currently sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. I chose Best Friends for my Design Team inspirational card.

These cute little girls were colored using Prismacolor Pencils and placed in the Craft Artist 2 program. The girls were merged with a background scene created by my husband Sandy Brooke.

I hope you plan to participate in the challenge at A Snowflakes Promise where the theme is the season.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

There are new and wonderful digis in the Digistamps4Joy shop. I chose the Mermaid for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored this lovely lady with Prismacolor Pencils and put her in the Craft Artist 2 program, where she was merged with a background created by my husband Sandy Brooke. The background is from a photograph taken of a pond at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Check out the shop at Digistamps4Joy, you'll find something there that you can use to enter our current challenge.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Spot Light Freebie Mermaid

Card 1
Card 2
Janice Collyer, the artist for Scrapper's Delights has been chosen to be a Spot Light Company on Spot Light Markers! Papers! Digis! on Facebook today. To celebrate this honor Scrapper's Delights is giving away the lovely Coral Mermaid Digi Stamp.You can go to the Scrapper's Delight store and get the background digi, with the mermaid, for a reduced price of $2.

I colored the stamped images using Prismacolor Pencils and just a bit of Recollections silver metallic pen.

For card #1, I used the Mermaid with the background available at the Scrapper's Delight shop. I placed the colored image in the Craft Artist program and merged it with an underwater background from the Water Garden digikit and for fun I added some additional bubbles. I printed the merged scene once, printed the mermaid in her shell without the background once also. I cut out the mermaid in her shell and then I cut the original colored mermaid out without the shell.  I  layered all the pieces using soft pads to form a 3D image. I glued the layers on to the white base card.

For card #2, I used the freebie available at Markers! Papers! Digis! I placed the colorful image in the Craft Artist 2 program and merged it with some elements and a background from the CS Summer Seaside digikit. I printed the merged scene one time and printed the mermaid in the circle twice. I cut around one circle and I cut the mermaid out from the second circle. I adhered the 3 layers together to form a 3D image using soft pads. I glued the layered image to blue card stock and then onto a white base card.

You will see other Design Team members' work to get more ideas. I hope the cards I created are worthy of this lovely image and the honor given to Janice. I hope you have as much fun working with this little mermaid as I have!
This stamp with a background is available in the Scrapper's Delights store for a reduced price of $2.

The mermaid  image is only free for a short time, but if you missed out check for it in the Scrapper's Delights shop!