Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dragonfly Visit...

Scribbles Designs Challenge #28
Spring has Sprung

 "Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring." ~Terri Guillemets

The snow is now mostly all gone, here in North America.  The grass is turning from shades of brown to green and the trees and flowers are starting to form buds.  Yes, spring has finally sprung on this side of the world and not a minute too soon as far as we're concerned!  It is high time to break out all your stamps depicting the beauty of the season.  Whether you go with a creation featuring botanical elements in full bloom, or simply want to focus on a particular event associated with this time of the year, it is up to you.  Just keep in mind that this month, we want to see a project that reflects the true nature of spring.

Dragonfly Visit...



I found myself drawn to this tangled image A #10 Dragonfly 1 from the blog store.  In coloring it though, it is a bit confusing!  It is to be a dragonfly resting on a couple of flowers.  I see it all... I hope you do!
I colored the image with copics and added the circle theme with solid papers onto a pretty butterfly patterned paper background.  Thought of not using a sentiment and I'm glad I didn't as it is a lot happening on the card already.

Remember there is the monthly freebie on the blog, plus the Freebie Fridays too!  I'd love to have you join us in our Scribbles Designs Challenges!  You can use ANY image that you'd like; if you use a Scribbles Designs image it increases your chances of winning the challenge...

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Life Goes On...
We've had a wonderful start to Spring.  Seems like it's trying really hard to snow in some areas at time though!  We've had snow on the upper elevations and only rain down here.  A much needed rain as we're heading for a dry dry summer.

We have a house guest for the next two weeks. It is Charli's Dad, Rumour.  He's is in his full show coat and such a handsome boy...
Rumour



Charli (left) and Rumour enjoying a moment

 This is Rumours first visit with us and they had to get the pecking order worked out.  Rumour's the boss.  Charli has had to accept that in his own house...  LOL

And this next photo is Crush, Charli's brother.  He's tracking to win a Grand Champion title very soon.  Probably this week.  He's one stunning boy.  This is from his last dog show.


Crush


I've been busy with a number of things.  Finishing up my Eyelash Extension certification, a commissioned piece and training Charli.  It seems like it's a busy time around our house.

This is a commissioned piece I did for a co-worker for her son as a wedding gift.  It is an interlaced tree with a heart shaped feel on a 20"x20" canvas.  I added their names and date to the bottom and now the families will add the leaves by way of adding their thumb prints from green stamp pads.  They then can then  write a small message or just their name.  I think it will be very pretty once done.  I don't know if I'll see the final as it's being shipped to Russia for the bride's family to add their leaves.



And a post cannot be complete unless there's a photo of Charli.  He's enjoying one of his (many) toys - this one is a green dinosaur.

Charli and his dinosaur
Well, that catches you up with me somewhat!  I've been enjoying the warmer weather and I really need to get outside to tend to the yard; but there's always something else to do!

Charli's Thought for the Day...


~Sandy




Wishing You A Magical Day!

It's time again for the

challenge. 

This week's challenge is:

Color Board Inspiration
(plus a sentiment)


Wishing You A Magical Day!


The color inspiration board:


I've used Fairy Bug 3 from A Day For Daisies for this card.  I went with a larger image than I normally do and blocked it with matching coloured patterned papers.  Coloured with copics, added some twin and a easy peasy brad accented hand-lettered sentiment.  I'm loving these colours as they remind me so much of the early blossoms of the spring plants.  Even more so of the Fuschia plants...

This week's Sponsor:


I also missed finishing my post from last week's - where did the week go, I'm wondering....


The winners from last week's Animal Love challenge are up on Sentimental Sundays... there were so many fabulous entries....

Wishing You A Magical Day is entered into:

Monday, April 20, 2015

You Lift Me Up!

It's time again for the
challenge. 


This week's challenge is:

Animal Love
(plus a sentiment)


You Lift Me Up!





A cutie patootie image colored with PrismaColor Pencils, with washi tape and a sentiment; all printed on one-layer.

this week's sponsor


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Friday, April 17, 2015

A No Sentiment Challenge....

It's time again for the
challenge. 


This week's challenge is:

No Sentiment





Yet again, I missed posting this... where the bleep have I been?  LOL   This is the FIRST time EVER...EVER, this challenge of No Sentiment has EVER taken place at Sentimental Sundays!!  When you're used to adding a sentiment, this certainly throws one on a loop.

It is also a new sponsor for Sentimental Sundays....

Fairy Tangle Art

Norma is offering a 10% discount to all our Sentimental Sunday readers til Saturday, April 18th.

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The Bigger Your Challenges The Bigger Your Opportunity For Growth

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A unique challenge blog designed to inspire, nurture 
and provide support for the soul by creating a positive path to follow...


Challenge #25 Growth



Whoopsie Daisy!  I forgot to pot this!  ugh!  

Here is a cutie image from Sparkle N Sprinkle, Rusty's Birdhouse colored with copics on a collection of layered DPs and a sentiment from Scribbles Designs.



THIS MONTH'S GUEST SPONSOR...

We are very pleased to have Sparkle N Sprinkle back as our guest sponsor for this month's challenge.  Here is a refresher of what they are all about...



SNS Blinkie


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Friday, April 3, 2015

It's The Tiny Blessings...

Scribbles Designs Challenge #27


Feline Frenzy
It used to be that dogs were man's best friend and for many, they still are.  However, cats are starting to rival dogs as pet companions.  In fact, there are a lot of statistics to back that up.  According to Ipsos Reid (2011), there were approximately 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs in Canada. With approximately 35% of Canadian households having a dog, and 38% having a cat.  In the States, the numbers are a little bit different.   According to several different sources of stats compiled by Psychology Today, there were roughly 86 million cats and 78 million dogs in the US. With approximately 39% of American households having a dog, and 33% having a cat. In the UK, according to stats provided by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (2013), the percentages of animals is even with roughly 8.5 million of each.  However, dog owners accounted for 25% of households whereas cat owners only accounted for 19% of households.  So, this month we are looking for cats as the primary focus for your creation.  Wild or domestic, it's up to you.  This month, cats rule and dogs drool.

It's The Tiny Blessings...


I've been trying to use images from Scribbles Designs which aren't as known as the others.... the Kitten Pea Pod is one of them.  The thought behind this (and the Puppy Pea Pod image) was to have it used as a baby card or a new pet card... colored with copics on a layered background with a flag banner, zigzag border pieces, enamel dots, embossed paper and a sentiment from TLC

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Birthday...

It's time again for the
challenge. 


This week's challenge is:

Springtime Flowers
(plus a sentiment)


Happy Birthday...


My Sweet Sunflower from Stampz by Star was colored with copics and layered onto a collection of stash papers... added a collection of fun flowers and a hand-lettered  Happy Birthday sentiment...all in a Springtime colors and flowers...

This week's sponsor...

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Love...

It's time again for the
challenge. 


This week's challenge is:

Buttons, Brads and/or Bling
(plus a sentiment)


Love...



I found this Sami Stamps Umbrella Love  so cute and it thought it works really well with the love heart sentiment...Colored with copics and layered onto kraft and mulberry paper on a patterned background.  I have 3 brads, 4 buttons and 6 blings.... I think I met the challenge!  LOL


This weeks sponsor is:
Donating: $12 Gift Certtificate

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613 Avenue Create Challenge #116 Anything Goes w/optional twist PURPLE
(purple copics, button and bling)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Have A Stinking Good Birthday!

Scribbles Designs Challenge #27


Feline Frenzy
It used to be that dogs were man's best friend and for many, they still are.  However, cats are starting to rival dogs as pet companions.  In fact, there are a lot of statistics to back that up.  According to Ipsos Reid (2011), there were approximately 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs in Canada. With approximately 35% of Canadian households having a dog, and 38% having a cat.  In the States, the numbers are a little bit different.   According to several different sources of stats compiled by Psychology Today, there were roughly 86 million cats and 78 million dogs in the US. With approximately 39% of American households having a dog, and 33% having a cat. In the UK, according to stats provided by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (2013), the percentages of animals is even with roughly 8.5 million of each.  However, dog owners accounted for 25% of households whereas cat owners only accounted for 19% of households.  So, this month we are looking for cats as the primary focus for your creation.  Wild or domestic, it's up to you.  This month, cats rule and dogs drool.

Have A Stinking Good Birthday!


Well good ol' Athos the Alley Cat is perfect for the Feline Frenzy theme this month... I tried to give Athos an orange tabby look, I think it looks fairly okay. A hand lettered sentiment flag, a glittered heart, a purple button, mulberry papers & DP flags all on a fun background...

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Life Goes On...
Whooo - third post in one day!  Wow!  Must. Check. Head.

I'm not sure if I have anything more to say... at the moment! LOL

Check out my previous posts for my... err... rants.

Birthday Serendipity...

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A unique challenge blog designed to inspire, nurture 
and provide support for the soul by creating a positive path to follow...


Challenge #24 Serendipity

Birthday Serendipity...


this month's theme is Serendipity at PoP... I loved this image from Sami Stamps, Umbrella Splash and it to me worked perfectly with the theme.  Splashing in a puddle during a warm summer rain sprinkle offers such unknown happenings... 
I colored the image with copics then layered the image along on top of purple mulberry paper and polka dotted DP.  The card is a pre-printed card that worked great for the image.  The sentiment are little letter stickers.

This challenge we are sponsored by two fabulous companies...


and


http://www.lunagirl.com/






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Life Goes On...
('Scuz me in advance... swear words coming...)
You know...I'm not defined by the misconceptions of others.  People who think they know me in fact, do not know me. (People who come into, have been invited (sorry to sound pompous) my inner circle, you do know me.)  To think that your words (and actions) would have the devastating results that you thought (or hoped for) is ridiculous.  Having that negativity, which you think is 'being there for you' and 'caring' is pure bullshit. And the comments that I hide behind walls and I have issues to deal with.  Again... bullshit.  Years of counselling has brought me this far and I consider myself pretty well balanced.  I 'shine'.  Blasphemous & accusatory comments will only continue you to not be welcome at my door.  I don't need the negativity energy encompassing myself, my husband or my dog. I hope that you will get some enlightenment and understanding it's not all about you.  And remember, there are mirrors everywhere.

Shrug.... enufff!!!

Whew...

It's a sunny day here today... loving it... and I'm out doing my walks/runs (yes, again for the 7th or 8th start at it..LOL)  

Thought for the day...

Never... ever... forget that...
~Sandy



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