Monday, April 30, 2012

Coming Soon - Create With TLC Blog Hop


Hi there!  Just popping in to let you know about something fun you won't want to miss!  Paulette and the Create With TLC Design Team are having another blog hop on May 6.  The team will have lots of new projects to share with you and as always, there will be fabulous freebies all along the way!  Be sure to mark your calendars now so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

Hope to see you then!

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Crazy Cat Lady

Good morning!  Happy Sunday to you!  Hope you've had a nice, relaxing weekend!  The weather has been beautiful here - so warm and sunny!  Love that!  Before I head out for the day, I wanted to pop in and share a a card I made for the current challenge on Guylou's Inimitability Blog - Crazy Cat Lady Color Challenge.  The colors are brown, cream and light blue, inspired by DT member, Gina's Seal Point Siamese cats.

Here is the photo of Gina's beautiful cats:


Here is my card for the challenge:


I started with a card base of SU Chocolate Chip and layered with patterned papers from the SU Parisian Breeze DSP pack.  My image is Cat on the Fence from Guylou's Inimitability.  Guylou generously offered it as a freebie the first day of the challenge.  It is now available for purchase in the GI online store.  I printed it on Cryogen White and colored it with my Copics.  A Baja Breeze striped bow and a few felt flowers with pearl centers finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day and see you soon!
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Winner - Heartfelt Creations Alumni DT Blog Hop

Congratulations to cathylynn who was selected at random from Selma's blog.  You have won the $25 gift certificate to the Heartfelt Creations store!

Please e-mail Emma Lou to claim your prize.  Put Blog Hop Winner in the subject line.

Congratulations again, Cathy-Lynn, and thanks to everyone who visited our blogs during the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni Blog Hop!

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Family Is Best

Hi again!  I'm dropping in for just a quick second to share I card I made today.  If you are looking for my Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni post, click here.  You only have another couple of hours to comment to be in the running for the $25 GC to the HC store.  Winner will be announced tomorrow by noon.

Here  is the card I made for the CAS Challenge #1 on the Jackson Digital Expressions blog.  The theme was Anything Goes with a twist - to use a family theme.

Here is my card:


I kept it as CAS as I could and I did use the family theme.  I started with a card base of GKD Turquoise Sea and layered with a panel of Layering Weight White that I embossed with the SU Tulip Border folder.  My image is Sisterhood by Robert Jackson.  You can find it in Robert's store here.  It was the image I chose for winning last week's challenge!  I printed it on Copic XPress-It Blending Card and colored with my Copics.  I 'm still trying to get the hang of coloring with this new paper.  I added a bunch of Stickles and Liquid Pearls to their hats and jewelry for some added sparkle.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  Except for the coloring, this really was a CAS creation! I didn't even add any ribbon or other embellishments!

Gotta run now.  Thanks for stopping by again!  Hope you have a great evening and wonderful weekend!
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Copic/Promarker Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  TGIF!  Hope you've had a good week and have fun plans for the weekend!  It sure was busy around here this week, but I'm looking forward to a quieter weekend and maybe even some crafting time!  If you are looking for my Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni post, please click here.  You have until midnight tonight to comment for the chance to win a $25 GC to the Heartfelt Creations store.  Winner will be announced tomorrow by noon.

I'm here now to share my DT card for this week's Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz site.  The theme this week is Anything Goes/Optional Calendar Page.  As we've done all year on the last Friday of the month, we are offering a free calendar page to download for the challenge.  The link to the page and all the directions for printing it can be found in the CPC thread.  It is completely optional to use the page for the challenge. We were thrilled to be sponsored in April by the talented Mayzy from MayzyArt.  One random winner who has entered our challenges this month will receive 6 digis of their choice from Mayzy's Etsy store.  This is your last week to get in on this fantastic prize!

Here is my card for the challenge:


I started with a card base of GKD Chocolate Brown and layered with patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Blush and Bloom 6x6 pads.  My fun image is Shawna With Latte from MayzyArt.  Mayzy generously provided me with this image for the challenge.  You can find her in Mayzy's Etsy store here.  I printed her on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics.  I cut her out and popped her up on foam tape.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  I added a few rose gems to finish off my card.

My card is also for Sketch Saturday #204, Craft Your Passion #107 (photo inspiration) and Colour Create #95 (Rose, Kraft and White).

Here is SS-204:

And the inspiration photo for CYP-107:


Thanks for stopping by! Sorry for the long post! Be sure to visit the Copic/Promarker Challenge and check out the fabulous creations from my super-talented teammies!  We hope you will play along with us this week!  There are always awesome prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mo's Challenge - Favorite Colors

Good morning!  It's Thursday again and time for another fun Mo's Challenge!  Our sweet Pat is the hostess again this week and she has asked us to use our favorite color combo on our projects.

Here is my card:


My favorite color combo is blue and green.  I started with a card base of SU Baja Breeze and layered with patterned papers from the Memory Box Minuet 6x6 pack.  My fun Mo's Image is Housework Fairy.  You can find her in Mo's store here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with Copics.  I added a bit of Crystal Stickles to her duster and wings and some Star Dust Stickles to the lace under her skirt.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  I added a May Arts silk bow, a Webster's Pages Sparkler and a few pale green pearls from my stash to finish my card.

I am also entering my card in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge (anything goes), Digital Tuesday Challenge #157 (Winter Blues) and the Love to Create Challenge #12 ( anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit Mo's Challenge blog to see the fabulous creations from my wonderful teammates!  We hope you'll join us this week!  We always love seeing your beautiful projects! Don't forget that for every 25 entries, Mo awards a $5 GC to her store! I'm sure you'd like to be that lucky winner!

Have a great day!  It's going to be a busy one for me, but I hope to be back later to check out all your blogs!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sending You A Hug

Hi there!  Happy Wednesday!  We're halfway to the weekend!  Yay!  It's been another busy week so far, but I did manage to sneak a little crafting in, so I'm here to share the card I made for a couple of challenges.  My card is for The Digi Bells DT April Blog Hop (spring flowers), the new April/May Challenge on Elizabeth Bell's World (spring is in the air - spring colors and flowers), 7 Kids College Fund Challenge #46 (make it cute) and Sweet Sketch Wednesday #151.

Here is SSW-151:


Here is my card for the challenges:


I started with a card base of GKD Lovely Lavender and layered with soft, flowery papers from the Prima Meadowlark 6x6 pad.  My Elisabeth Bell image is Belles 'n Whistles Happy Mail.  You can find it in the 7 Kids store here.  I definitely think this qualifies as cute!  I stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added some Stickles here and there for some sparkle.  I added White Opal Liquid Pearls to the daisy centers and Buttercup Liquid Pearls to the scalloped frame.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  Some yellow sheer ribbon and a Wild Orchid Crafts rose finished my card. I think I covered all the bases - the sketch, the cute and the spring colors and flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!  See you tomorrow for another fun Mo's DP2 Challenge!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni Blog Hop

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday!  It's the last Tuesday of the month which means it's time for another Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni blog hop!  Each month, several former Heartfelt Creations designers get together and share projects made with some of our favorite Heartfelt Creations products.  If you arrived here from Olga's fantastic blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you'll want to head back and hop from there since Olga is the first stop on the hop and you definitely won't want to miss her gorgeous creation!

Here is my card for the hop:


I started with a card base of SU Not Quite Navy and layered with patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Miss Nelly 6.5 x 6.5 pad.  I cut the ornate window frame from Cryogen White with HCD 708 Decorative Window Scene Die.  I stamped the cardinal and rose image from HCPC 3382 Magnificent Cardinal Rose set with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White.  I also stamped another large cardinal from HCPC 3353 Cardinal Family set.  I colored all the images with Copic markers.  I cut out the single cardinal with a HCD 706 Cardinal Family Die and popped it up on foam tape over the base image.  I popped the whole thing up on the Window Scene frame.  I added the sentiment from the HCPC 3353 Cardinal Posy Branch set and that was it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop on the hop is Tesa's wonderful blog.  Be sure to leave a comment on every blog as you hop because one comment will be chosen at random from one of the blogs and the lucky commenter will win a $25 gift certificate for the Heartfelt Creations store!  You have until Friday, April 27 at midnight EDT to add your comment.  The winner will be announced on our blogs by noon on Saturday, April 28.

If you get lost along the way, here is the whole line-up for the hop:
Olga
Carla (you are here)
Tesa
Selma
Clare
Linda

Have a great day!
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fashion Fades, Style Remains

Hello!  Can't believe it's already Sunday evening!  It's been a busy weekend for us. DH had a big golf tournament this weekend and I spent most of today watching the final match. Sadly, he missed winning the whole championship by one stroke after nearly 80 holes of play, but it was an exciting match today and fun to be there to watch.  When I wasn't at the golf course, I managed to get a card done for the Jackson Digital Expressions Sketch Challenge #1 (use sketch and pastel colors).

Here is the sketch:


Here is my card:


I started with a card base of GKD Innocent Pink and layered with pastel patterned papers from the Authentique Delightful 6x6 pad.  My image is Sharp Girl  from Robert Jackson.  It is available in Robert's store here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with  Copic markers.  I added some Stickles to her hat, shoes, handbag and jacket for some sparkle.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  Some Papertrey Spring Moss ribbon and a few yellow pearls from my stash finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great rest of the evening and hope to see you again soon!
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Hugs and Kisses

Hi there!  I know what you are thinking - "here she is again"!  Sorry, but I finished up another card I was working on and I wanted to come by and share it.  It is for a couple of challenges: Lili's Little Fairies Challenge (diamonds and pearls), Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Dawny's sketch) and another for Challenge #1 on the Oozak blog (anything goes).

Here is the SSS Sketch:


And here is my card:


I started with a card base of SU Pool Party and layered with patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Dowdy 6x6 pad.  I can't stop using these beautiful papers!  My adorable Lili of the Valley stamp is Summer Perfect Present.  You can find it in the LOTV on-line shop here.  I was lucky enough to have received a gift voucher for the LOTV store when I won a recent challenge they sponsored.  I stamped her on Cryogen White and colored her with my Copics.  I added some tiny pearls to the bows and the flower centers.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  A peach-colored "diamond" flourish, some pearls and a double loop satin bow finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping by again!  I always appreciate it when you do!  I promise that's it for me for today as I will be out this evening!

Have a wonderful weekend!
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Copic/Promarker Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Yay, it's Friday!  What a busy week it's been!  I hope you've had a good week and you are looking forward to the weekend!  I know I am!  I'm popping in now to share my DT card for this week's Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz site.  The theme this week is "magic".  Whatever magic means to you is fine.  We just want to see some Copic or other alcohol marker coloring on your creation.

Here is my card:


I started with a card base of SU Bermuda Bay and layered with patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky 6x6 pad.  My fun image is Magic from Saturated Canary.  You can find her in Krista's Etsy store here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with my Copics.  I added some Star Dust Stickles to the lace on her tu-tu and gloves and some Polar White Flower Soft to the bunny's tail.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Copic/Promarker Challenge and check out the fabulous creations from my amazingly talented teammies!  We sure hope you will be inspired to play along with us!  We look forward to seeing your fantastic creations every week and, of course, there are always awesome prizes from our wonderful sponsors up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!  And don't forget, this month the Copic/Promarker Challenge is being sponsored by Mayzy Arts!  One lucky winner will receive 6 digis from Mayzy's fantastic store!

I almost forgot to mention that I am entering my card in Challenge #1 on the Oozak.com blog, which is anything goes.

Have a great day and great weekend!  See you soon!
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Playing In the Rain

Hi again!  Have you had a good day?  I managed a little crafting time today, so I am back to share the card I made for a few challenges I like to do.  It's for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge #33 (April showers), Sweet Sketch Wednesday #150 and Through The Craftroom Door Challenge #24 (show a favorite technique).

Here is SSW-150:


Here is my card for the challenges:


I started with a card base of GKD Lipstick Red and layered with two patterned papers from the Niki Sivils It's Raining, It's Pouring Collection.  My adorable image is Paprika from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  She is only available as a rubber stamp now, but I had her as a digi.  My technique for the TTCRD challenge is paper-piecing.  I printed Paprika three times, once on Cryogen White and once each on two more papers from the same collection. I colored her hair, face and hands with Copics, then paper-pieced the rest from the two extra images.  Not sure what I was thinking when I decided to cut out each tiny button on her coat - lol! Some stitched ribbon, a crocheted flower and a button from my stash finished off my card.  

Thanks for stopping by again.  I'll be out the rest of the evening, but hope to see you tomorrow for the Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz!
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Mo's Challenge #131 - Flowers

Good morning!  It's Thursday again!  One more day until the weekend, but more importantly, time for another fun Mo's Challenge! Pat is our hostess this week and the theme is "flowers".  Who doesn't love flowers, especially this time of year?

Here is my card:


I started with a card base of SU Blush Blossom (thanks, JoAnn!) and layered with 2 patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy 6x6 pad cut on the diagonal.  My sweet Mo image is Nelly.  You can find her in Mo's store here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with my Copics.  I added a bit of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls and Star Dust Stickles here and there for some sparkle and shine.  I also added Bisque Liquid Pearls around the scalloped frame.  Two rows of pale aqua pearls and a few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers finished my card.

Oh, and I used Card Patterns Sketch #161 for my layout: I flipped it one turn for my card:


Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to stop by the Mo's Challenge blog and feast your eyes on the gorgeous, flowery creations from my wonderful teammates!  We hope you will be inspired to play along with us this week!  We always love seeing your beautiful projects and who knows? You could be the lucky winner of a GC to Mo's store!

Have a great day and see you soon!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sass 'n Class

Hi there! Happy Tuesday!  Hope you had a good day!  It was another busy one for me, but I did manage to get a little crafting done between appointments, so I'm here to share a card I made for a challenge and a Guest Design Team call.  It is for the Craft Your Passion Challenge #106 (diecuts and punches) and the Guest Design Team Call on The Digi Bells blog (use ribbons/lace and any Elisabeth Bell image).

Here is my card:


I started with a card base of SU Wild Wasabi and layered with pretty floral patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Miss Nelly 6.5 x 6.5 pad.  My beautiful Elisabeth Bell image is Belles 'n Whistles Sass 'n Class.  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White and colored her with my Copics.  I added a bit of Stickles to her jewelry and shoes for a little sparkle.  I diecut the image panel and mat with Spellbinders Petite Scallop and Classic Ovals. I added some Baby Blue Liquid Pearls around the scalloped frame.  The flourish is a diecut made with my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die.  I threaded some pink satin ribbon through some pretty lace and added it beneath my image panel.  A few Wild Orchid Crafts roses finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll visit again soon!
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Is In The Air

Hi again!  I've been running around all day, but got home and finished up a card that I had started before I left, so I'm back to get it posted.  It is for the new B 'n W Challenge (spring is in the air), the Wild Orchid Challenge #47 (spring is in the air) and Sweet Sketch Wednesday #149.  It was perfect that the first two had the same theme!

Here is SSW-149:


Here is my spring-themed card:


I started with a card base of SU Orchid Opulence and layered with a springy patterned paper from the Prima Meadowlark 6x6 pad.  I used my Martha Stewart Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch to create the center panel then layered it with some pretty blue satin ribbon.  My adorable Elisabeth Bell image is Belles 'n Whistles Wishes.  I chose her as my prize when I was lucky enough to have won a previous B 'n W Challenge.  I stamped the image on Cryogen White with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Copics.  I added a bit of Stickles to the dandelions and some of the little flowers.  I cut out the image and mat with Spellbinders Classic and Scallop Circles, then added some Baby Blue Liquid Pearls to the scalloped frame.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  I finished my card with a 25 mm Blue Tone Rose (EX-00035), 20 mm Mixed Open Roses (FM-00452) and 15 mm Earth Tone Roses (EX-000003) from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by again!  I love when you visit and I always appreciate your comments.

Have a great evening and see you soon!
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April Showers...

Good morning!  Can't believe it's Monday again!  Hope your week is getting off to a great start!  I have a busy week planned, but still hope to get some crafting in.  Before I get going, I'm popping in to share the card I made for a few challenges I like to do.  It is for the Saturated Canary Challenge #15 (April showers), Colour Create Challenge #94 (blue, yellow and white), Sketch Saturday #203, Simon Says Stamp Challenge (April showers bring spring flowers) and Challenge #41 on Suzanne Dean's Color Me Creative Classroom site (color yellows).

Here is SS-203:


Here is my card for the challenges:


I started with a card base of SU So Saffron and layered with patterned papers from the October Afternoon The Thrift Shop and Sidewalks 8x8 pads.   My cute Saturated Canary image is Let it Rain.  You can find her in Krista's Etsy shop.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her mostly in yellows with my Copics (hair: YR24, YR21, YR31, E50; outfit: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y21).  I added a bit of Stickles and Mint Green Liquid Pearls to her rain boots and umbrella.  My sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  A few more dots of Liquid Pearls on the scalloped image mat and that was it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day and hope to see you again soon!
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Paulette!

Good morning!  Happy Sunday!  Today is a very special day!  It's Paulette's birthday and the Create With TLC Design Team is having a little blog hop to celebrate Paulette's special day!  Paulette is so very kind and generous to share loads of freebies with everyone on the Create With TLC blog.  Be sure to stop by today and wish her a happy birthday and leave her some love!

We all decided to create birthday cards for Paulette using the same image so you can see how versatile her images can be.  The beautiful image we used is available in Paulette's store, but for the next 24 hours, we are all offering it on our blogs as a freebie.  After that, it will be available again in the store.

Here is my card for Paulette:


I started with a card base of SU Soft Sky and layered with patterned papers from the Basic Grey Picadilly 6x6 pad.  I printed Paulette's beautiful image, Your Celebration Quilted, on Cryogen White and colored it with my Copics.  I added some Stickles here and there for some sparkle then spritzed the whole image with Pearl Glimmer Mist to really make it shimmer!  A double-loop satin bow finished my card.

Here is the image we used.  It is now available in the store. 


Be sure to visit the rest of the DT's blogs to see their gorgeous creations for Paulette!
CARLA (you are here)

Happy Birthday, Paulette!!  Enjoy your special day!!

Oh, and I'm entering my card in the Corrosive Challenge #147 (use something from a bottle - I used Stickles and Glimmer Mist) and Basic Grey Challenge (spring colors).
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Flourishes Book Worm Challenge

I know what you are thinking!  You may have even groaned out loud when you saw that I have another post today.  I'll be super quick.  I wanted to post the book mark I made for the Book Worm Challenge on Flourishes blog and I realized the deadline is just a couple of hours away.

Here is my book mark:


I made a corner bookmark using Beate's terrific tutorial here on Splitcoast Stampers.  I started with SU  Lavender Lace as a base and layered with patterned papers from the Bo Bunny Ambrosia 6x6 pad.  I stamped the pansies from Flourishes A Year in Flowers 1 onto Cryogen White and colored them with my Copics.  I added a bit of Stickles to the flowers for some sparkle.  I added a decorative border with my Martha Stewart Edge Punch.  A few pink pearls and a lavender bow finished off my creation.

Thanks for stopping by!  I promise this is it for me for awhile!

Have a great weekend!
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Flourishes Motherly Love Challenge

Hi again!  This is my second post today so if you are looking for my DT card for this week's Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz, click here or scroll down one post.  I'm back to share the card I made for the Motherly Love Challenge on Flourishes blog.  The challenge was simply to make a card for a Mom.

Here is my card:


I started with a card base of GKD Green Apple and layered with patterned papers from the Echo Park Victoria Garden 6x6 pad. I stamped the beautiful roses from Flourishes A Year in Flowers 2 set with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White and colored with Copic markers.  I cut out the image with a Spellbinders Classic Circle die and framed it with a Spellbinders Lacey Circle diecut.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations Sentiments For Mom set.   I didn't add any extra embellishments, just let the pretty roses be the focal point.

Oh, and I used the April Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) from Jen Del Muro's blog for my layout.  I'm also entering my card in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge (spring flowers).

April SFYTT:



Thanks for stopping by again!  See you soon!
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Copic/Promarker Challenge - The Outlawz

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a good week and have some fun plans for the weekend!  I am finally just about over this cold and hope to have a much better weekend than the last one!  I'm popping in now to share my DT card for the Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz site.  This week's theme is "balloons".

Here is my card:


I started with a card base of SU Pool Party and layered with a springy floral patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6x6 pad.  My cute image is Maya's Balloons from Mo's Digital Pencil.  You can find her in Mo's store here.  I printed her on Cryogen White and colored her with my Copics.  I added a bit of Stickles to her shoes and the flowers on her little outfit.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  I added a little satin bow and that was it.

Oh, and I'm also entering my card into the Aud Sentiments Challenge #52 (anything with spring or summer colors).

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Copic/Promarker Challenge and check out the fabulous balloon creations from my wonderful DT sistahs!  We hope you will play along with us this week!  There are always fantastic prizes up for grabs when you enter the challenges at The Outlawz!

Have a great day!
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