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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time To Relax

Hello all, thanx for stopping by!  This card I am posting is one of my favorites I have done.  I really like the bright colors and the image.  It was for a friend and it really helped to cheer her up.  I am posting it as a sample of my creations to apply for a DT position for Scrapper's Delights Challenges.  If you are looking for a DT position, drop by and go for it!

You know, I find it so hard to go back through all the cards that I have made and find one that is a favorite.  You are not quite sure what kind of card they are looking for.  I've done so many styles and am always trying new techniques.  Oh well, let's hope this one is a winner!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges Challenge #61 Glitter & Lace

Greetings friends.  Well, it has been a hard time getting everything back into my computer and working properly.  I lost one of my favorite programs for my artwork.  I loaded the new version and it is not compatible with my other programs.  So many glitches like this - it's amazing I got anything accomplished, but, I did!  This is my card for CC&CC challenge #61 Glitter & Lace.  FUN!  As always I got glitter everywhere, lol!

Our sponsor for this challenge is a new one that I found.  I fell in love with the great images.  They are hand drawn by Mayzy Green and her blog is called Mazy Art.  Be sure to visit her site for some fun digi browsing.  I know you will fine something you love.

The name of my image is "Line Dancing", what a cutie!  I made a side step card and cut out the image to really make her pop!  The card base, cactus and wagon wheel are files from Silhouette.  I used glitter on her boots, buckle and hat, then on the cactus and side strip by the lace.

I hope you will join us over at CC&CC for this fun challenge.  Our DT has really done some amazing creations that I know will inspire you!  See you there!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Better Late Than Never!

The past two weeks have been a computer nightmare!  My hard drive died and created havoc in my life.  Thankfully they were able to retrieve nearly all my files - pictures, artwork, documents, etc.  BUT the BAD thing is, I have lost ALL my bookmarks for my online server.  That means every place I ever visited on the web that I saved the page is gone ~ card sites, tutorials and WORST OF ALL, ALL MY BLOG FRIENDS!!!  I am heartsick to say the least.  One good thing about this blog is that if you ever left a comment I can trace back to you!!!  So give me time to get caught up, there are a lot of things that still have to be done!

OK, with all that being said, here is our late, but current challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges.  We are using a lovely color scheme:

Our fantastic sponsor is A Day For Daisies.  I love the images that Tammy creates, they are so soft and have so much emotion!  I used the image called "Music For Me" and I love it!

Please stop by and join us by making a card with these beautiful colors.  See you there!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I Need Your Opinion!

Hello friends.  I had a great morning yesterday.  I went to the Mesa Rubber Stamp Expo and boy did I have a good time!  It's so fun to see all the wonderful products out there for paper crafters.  Of course I bought a lot of goodies, mainly dies and some stamps.  But my favorite purchase is a set of watercolor pens.  I have never used them before, and have been wanting to try them.  I also got some stamps that are perfect to use with them.  I experimented with the colors and also the papers that I used with them.  Here is my question to  you.  Which result to your prefer, the plain paper or the watercolor paper?  It may just come down to personal preference, but I can't make up my mind!

                             Plain Paper               Watercolor Paper                     

I really like the texture of the watercolor paper, but the ink didn't touch all the surface of the paper.  But I think maybe it adds to the look.

Here is another one that I did on plain paper.

Please leave me a comment and sound off on what you think, and any experience that you have had with this technique!  I'd really love your input!