Monday, January 13, 2014

A Glimpse of Spring

What better way to spend some time during the Polar Vortex last week than to  put on the fleece, sip some coffee, and think spring while coloring this beautiful tulip stamp from Flourishes' Tulips for Friends.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #253 is to create a shaped card. I used a cut file by Samantha Walker sold in the Silhouette Online store for the card and the cut file sold by Flourishes for the tulips. I used Prismacolor pencils for coloring. Slipping the gingham ribbon through one of the cutouts helps to anchor the ribbon.

Be sure to check out Flourishes wonderful newly released stamps for January and thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kewpies' New Year

This trio of kewpies and puppy from Crafty Secrets digital stamp set Kewpies Christmas are adorable and  thrilled to celebrate a new year and join Crafty Secrets January Linky Party here.

 With Photoshop, I erased the "and" from the sentiment and added 2014 to the song book. I used Prismacolor pencils to color and aged with Old Photo and Antique Linen distress inks. The floral background paper is from iralamija shop at Etsy. Crocheted lace, pom trim and a polka dot rose add a little feminine flair.

Do you send cards or receive cards for the new year?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy New Year

With a week of the new year gone, I hope it's not too late to send out wishes for a fabulous 2014.

I used Crafty Secrets Party Cats digital stamp set. To the make the cats a little more festive, I added the crown from Bird Notes and  party hat from Born to Fly. The sentiment is from Christmas Kewpies.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and then added a few stamped stars from the acrylic set Pixie Dust. I'm joining the Crafty Secrets January Linky Party here.

We started the new year with a hike in the mountains on the first.

The temperature was in the upper 30s, so it wasn't too terribly cold, but like much of the country the temperature is now in the single digits thanks to the Polar Vortex.

I hope 2014 has begun positively for you, and as always thanks for stopping by today.