Monday, April 25, 2016

You Color My World

Happy Monday My Dear Friends

I hope your weekend was fabulous.  

Today I am sharing my DT project with an adorable image from Artist Sandra Caldwell - owner of Baby Cakes Doodles & Designs" on Etsy.  This image is called "Some Flowers Mama #100 "

I just fell in love with this image and colored him with my Copics.  As you can see I used a lot of different colors on him.  I just wanted everything to scream 
"You Color My World".  



I hope you will come visit us as at Sandra Caldwell's Stamp Fans on Facebook.  It's a great way to take a look at her amazing images but I must warn you - they are incredibly addicting and fun to color.

Here's the link to this image:

#100 - Some Flowers for MaMa

Sure hope to see you over there and I appreciate your visiting me over here.

Have a great week!!

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell 


Friday, April 22, 2016

Bloobel Digital Images - New Images with Zodiac Signs - Quirky and Fabulous

Happy Happy Happy My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  

It's still been raining here - lots of rain.

Today I am sharing a card I made using a new absolutely fabulous digital image designed by the fabulous Lisa Bloobel-Graham  As you can see I created a card using the Taurus image and it was so much fun to color.  This one along with the other five are listed in her Etsy Store today.  There are all amazing.  They are the Zodiac Signs created with Lisa's quirky and brilliant artistic mind.  



Lisa has grouped these six into one package at a very special rate.  You can find out more information on her Etsy Shop at the link above.  The Zodiac images she currently has are:  Taurus, Leo, Cancer, Virgo, Gemini and Libra.  Ladies, check these out they are amazing.

Lisa also has a Facebook Group page that can be found here and it's great to see all the creations others have made using Lisa's images.  

Bloobel Stamps Create Share

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really hope you will check out these Zodiac images because they are really adorable.  

Have a great weekend!!

With hugs and smiles

Laine K


Monday, April 18, 2016

Glamour Hippo

Happy Monday My Dear Friends

It's a gloriously sunny day here in Washington state.  It's only 10:00 am and we have our door open so the sunshine flows through even more as well as enjoying the warmth for a change.  I hope weather is wonderful for you as well.

Today I am sharing my first Design Team project using stamps by Artist Sandra Caldwell.  I just love her images and today I am sharing an image called "Glamour Hippo."  I am so delighted and excited to be a part of her Design Team.


Here's the link to her Etsy Shop:


Here's the link to her Facebook Group


I really hope you will check out her Facebook group.  It's a great group of ladies who enjoy coloring Sandra's images and sharing their talents.  

With hugs and smiles
Laine K

DT Sandra Caldwell Stamps


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Make A Wish - Under the Sea

Hello My Sweet Friends

Happy Happy Saturday.  

Today I am sharing the project I made for the Aurora Wings Challenge.  The theme is "Make a Wish".  




I found these two images called Fancy Goldfish and just changed the sizes of them so I could create a happy underworld scene.  I just love these images and have been wanting to create something with them for quite some time now.  

I decided to make a Mixed Media Piece.  All the fish were colored with Tim Holz Distress Inks.  I created the scene on the right with a chunk of  cork along with some cheese cloth along with buttons, chipboard shapes and other things to create the background on the right side and along the entire bottom.  I also used bubble wrap, lots of Gesso, Crackle Paste and Ultra Mat Gel.  I used Dazzling Metallic Paints in the following colors; Copper, Shimmering Silver, Splendid Gold, Teal and Festive Gold.  I also used some blue felt flowers and even some buttons.  

I shared this project at:

Donna-Marie's Coloring World

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Color It Create It Show It April Challenge

I hope you feel inspired to create something and if you do, let me know.  I would love to see it.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it and your comments make my day.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad

Sunday, April 10, 2016

"Get in Gear" - Mixed Media World Challenge Theme

Hi Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT project with Mixed Media World.  The Challenge begins today and continues for a month so there is plenty of time to join in.  Our amazing sponsor for this month is Glitz Craft.  



Mixed Media World - Challenge #13 - "Get In Gear"

For this project I used an old flat 8" x 10" canvas.  I painted it brown.  Added some background cardstock and lots of other goodies.  For fun I added some pretty buttons on top of some of the gears and cogs.  I hope you will take a closer look at all the different goodies on this project.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will check out the projects created by the DT.  They are all amazing.  As always I appreciate your taking time to visit and your comments mean the world to me.

I have entered this project into the following wonderful challenges:

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - #23 Dimension




With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Mixed Media World

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

It's a "Bloobel" Kind of Day #2

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

This is my second post for today.  

I am sharing a couple of images from Lisa Bloobel.  These two crazy bunnies are part of Lisa's new rubber stamp line.  I have actually fallen in love with all of her amazing and quirky designs.



This project is an altered flat canvas with the crazy bunnies surrounded by lots of flowers made from chipboard and painted.  As you can see there are some fun interesting things in the middles of some of the flowers.  

Lisa's digital images can be found on Etsy at the link below:

Bloobel Stamps

You can join Lisa's FB page at the link below:

Bloobel Stamps

You can find Lisa's new rubber stamps at:

Joggles

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will check our Lisa's amazing and quirky images.  They will definitely make you smile.

With hugs
Laine Kammeraad


Beautiful Ballerina


Happy Tuesday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT project with a gorgeous ballerina image from "Morgan's Art World".





The challenge is for the "Men" and the challenge of creating the perfect manly card for them.  The link is above which has all the information you need to join in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you will join in our challenge.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
Inspiration Design Team


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter and Sharing a Canvas Project

 Happy Easter My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope your day was filled with joy and precious time with family.

I am sharing an altered canvas using a new image from Sandra Caldwell called "Wil Wonka".  It was love at first sight when I saw this one.  I was a little intimidated in coloring him but I decided to jump into the deep end and face the fear.



I still have the Copics I used on my craft desk and will list the colors I used in an updated post tomorrow.  He was a joy to color and at times challenging but I faced my fear and I feel delighted.

Here is the link to Sandra's Etsy Shop called:

Baby Cakes Digi's and Designs

This is the link to image I used calle
d "Wil Wonka"

Wil Wonka #420

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back tomorrow with the Copic colors I used.  I hope you will check out Sandra's Etsy shop and look at all the amazing images she has created.  You can also come join her Facebook page and the link is below:

Here is the link to her FB page:

Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

Have a great day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine K

P.S.  - I have many more projects to share over the next couple of weeks.
So stay tuned.  


Copic Colors Used:

R20, 37, 39, 56, 59, 89
E000, 00, 11, 25, 39, 47, 49, 57, 59
N3, 5,7,9




Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New Challenge at Mixed Media World - "Vintage" Theme

Happy Happy Wednesday My Sweet Friends

I can't believe it's the middle of the week already.  I sure hope you are enjoying your day.  

Today I am sharing my DT project with Mixed Media World.  For our challenge at Mixed Media World the theme is "Vintage" and I created this project using a lot of my favorite things.  I love anything Eiffel Tower, lots of lace and so much more.


Our amazing sponsor for this challenge is The Old Design Shop.  Boy, do they have some amazing designs.  I found quite a few I would love to have myself.  The link is below and the winner of the challenge will receive three images.



I created this project using a lot of my favorite things.  I love anything Eiffel Tower, lots of lace and so much more.  I started with a flat 6" x 8" canvas and lots of Gesso, white lace, more white lace with pink trim and beige lace.  I used a vintage looking Eiffel Tower as the main focus surrounded by all the lace.

I hope you will join in our challenge this month and as always we look forward to seeing what you create.  

Here is the link to the current challenge and you really should take a look at the projects created by the Design Team.  I am always in awe to see their creations each month.  

Mixed Media World Challenge Blog

With Hugs and Smiles
Laine K

Mixed Media Design Team











Sunday, March 20, 2016

Slow Loris Rescue -




Good Afternoon My Dear Sweet Friends

It's been a while since I have posted anything however this is a really special post to me.  I am involved in a fundraiser to help raise awareness about the Slow Loris.  When I saw what was happening to these gorgeous creatures my heart broke.  And so I asked Mitzi Sato-Wiuff Designer and owner of Aurora Wings.  



Slow Loris Rescue Fundraiser





This may look cute however its actually torturing this Slow Loris.  


.  Mitzi is offering two of the cutest digital images of Slow Loris for a small contribution.  They are only available through April 3rd and then they are gone forever.

Please consider joining in our fundraiser.  There is so much information on the Aurora Wings Challenge FB page. The link is above and it really is an important cause. 

Thanks so much and we sure appreciate any help you can give.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Cutest Pineapple


Hello My Dear Sweet Friends


This is my second post today.  I created this altered magnet using an adorable pineapple image from Aurora Wings.  I am entering her into the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog #23 Sprite Delight III.  Mitzi was so gracious in offering this adorable image for free so she could be used to enter the challenge.  Thanks so much Mitzi.  The challenge ends tonight so I am cutting this challenge close.



Thanks so much for stopping by.  It always means a lot to me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad

Kitten Queen Fairy

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my Design Team Project with Morgan's Art World  I used an image called Kitten Queen Fairy and she was a joy to color.  Since she is a fairy it was imperative she be surrounded with lots and lots of bling and sparkle.  I used an old wood block and painted it to create this project.  



I hope you will check out Morgan's Art World Facebook page. I hope I have inspired you to join in our challenge.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Morgan's Art World


Monday, February 15, 2016

"Big Love"


Helllo My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a greeting card I made using this image called "Big Love #154 by Sandra Caldwell.  I have just fallen in love with her images and I am now on her Design Team.  Thanks Sandra!!



Here are the links to her Etsy Shop as well as her Facebook Page.

Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans - Facebook Group

Baby Cakes Digi's and Designs  - Etsy Shop

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will check out her Etsy Shop and join in our challenges on her FB Group.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell 



Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mixed Media World Challenge - Love is in the Air

Happy Valentines My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT project with Mixed Media World.  This is our first challenge of the New Year and its exciting to be back.  The theme for this month's challenge is "Love is in the Air."  Our sponsor for this challenge is 
That's Crafty and they are giving a $20.00 Voucher (EUR) value.  

We hope you will join in this months challenge.  Here is the link:

Mixed Media World



I decided to use a clipboard and turn it into a Mixed Media project.  
I covered the clipboard with Tissue Paper from TIm Holz.  
I added with Mod Podge and sealed down.  
I ended up going in a new direction and decided to add lace all around the clipboard.  
I also used Mod Podge to seal it down.  
I used some Red Dylusion Cranberry Paint and used it to add color to the lace.  
I colored the adorable image and the only thing I regret is not coloring all of her hair like her bangs.  I just wish it wasn't to late to do the coloring. I colored her with my Copics.
I embossed the Eiffel Tower to give it some sparkle.
Add the bling around the top including some ribbons.
I added the flowers.
Added a spray coat of sealant.
Added another coat of Mod Podge.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you will join in our Mixed Media World Challenge this month.  The DT has some great projects to share as well.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K
Mixed Media World DT

Monday, February 8, 2016

Petty in Pink

Happy Monday Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am just making a quick post to share a card I just finished.  The image I used is called "Valentine Gal" from Sandra Caldwell.  I just love her images and enjoyed creating this card.  

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge #12

Thanks for stopping by!!

With hugs and smiles,
Laine K



Sunday, February 7, 2016

Making a Bookmark Contest


Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends

Boy did this weekend pass by quickly.  The Super Bowl is being watched by lots of people but not including me.  I did some organization on my craft area and made a little progress.  Lots to do but it will take a long time to get it all done.  Patience is good.  

I created this "Bookmark" for a challenge at Holley's Blog called the "Making a Bookmark Contest".  Holley has a lot going on at her blog with all kinds of giveaways and sweet things.  In fact, things are going on through March.  If you get a chance stop by and join in.

I am also entering this tag bookmark into the following challenge:



I hope you like my bookmark even though I am told it looks more like a tag.  Which it is, but its also my way of making quick bookmarks.  

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Teddy Heart - Altered Wood Plaque - Morgan's Art World



Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

I am so excited to be back with Morgan's Art World after taking some much needed time off for health reasons.  It feels wonderful but also feel like I have to learn everything all over again.

For my Saturday Inspiration Project I used an image from Morgan's Art World.  I just fell in love with this adorable image called "Teddy Heart".  She is also on sale so just click on the link above if you want more information.

 
I first colored this adorable Teddy Heart with my Copics.  
I painted the top of the wood with Gesso and let dry.  
I added two coats of white paint with drying in-between coats.  
I used Mod Podge to add the first layer of green pattern cardstock.  
Added the white lace around the outside edges.
I cut the heart out and used more Modge Podge to glue it down.
After drying time I added another layer of Mod Podge to the top of the Teddy Heart.
Added the faux pearls around the outside heart border.
Added the rose and gray color flowers and glued down with E6000 glue.
Added the ribbons and attached to the back of the plaque.


We are also having our challenge at Morgan's Art World and there is still time to create something and join in.  The link is listed below.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are feeling inspired by my DT project.  I appreciate your comments and spending time with me today.

Have a blessed day!!

With Hugs and Smiles
Laine K


Monday, February 1, 2016

Plasma Betty Tag


Happy February 1st My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a tag I made with an image called "Plasma Betty" from Simply B Stamps.  It was a lot of fun to color and I entered her into the Progressive Challenge over at Simply B Fan Page.



I also made the mistake of putting all my Copics away before I wrote down all the colors. So I would be able to share the colors I used to color her.  Breaks my heart I did that.


 I hope you have a great February and I will be back soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello.  I always appreciate it.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K

Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's a Bloobel Kind of Day

Happy Happy Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

I am so excited the weekend is just around the corner.  It's been a while since I have been able to sit down and color.  I am love with Bloobel Images and have desperately wanted to color one.  And fortunately today I was able to do that.  This little cutie is called "Weak At The Knees".  I just love Lisa's quirky, adorable and delightful images.  


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a blessed day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine K

Sunday, December 20, 2015

It's GIVEAWAY Time - In Celebration of the New Year - More Items Added


And the winner of the New Year GiveAway 

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Judy McKay

Congratulations Judy. 
Email me your mailing address so I can get your package mailed out to you. 

Thanks to each of you who entered into the Give Away.  Its been a lot of fun. 

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There are 8.5 hours left in joining in this GiveAway.  
I hope you will join in.


This post will stay at the top until January 15th at 11:59 pm. 

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Update: January 15th

A few more items added to the Giveaway.  I am working on the secret surprise item now. I am so excited and can't wait to share the final giveaway gift.


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Update: Sunday - January 3rd

Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope your weekend was fabulous. 

I am just popping in a quick second to add the 3rd addition to the Give Away package.  I hope you will join in - we still have two weeks.

Have a great week!!



In this update of items in the Give Away package there is 7 yards of various ribbons and lace as well as some extra white lace for your crafting projects.



Update:  January 1, 2016

Happy Happy New Year My Sweet Friends

I hope your Christmas and New Years Eve celebrations were fabulous!!
Mine were quiet (except for the fireworks next door) but it was all in good fun.  


I am just adding two more items to the giveaway package and will be adding more on Sunday.  I really hope you will join in and who knows - you could end up being the winner.

With hugs and smiles
Laine

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Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends

I am so excited - I love Christmas time and so looking forward to the New Year.  
I have realized its been a really long time since I have had a giveaway and I really want this year to end on a happy note as well as carry over into the New Year.  

So today my Giveaway begins and it ends on January 16th.

This photo shows what this giveaway includes right now.  However, each week I will be adding at least one more item.  And I am also working on a secret project that will also be included in this winners package.  I really want to share my secret but I am going to wait a little while longer.


So far this winners package includes a gorgeous "Tree" embossing folder, a Christmas theme stamp set, an Eiffel Tower/Paris Book Cover, a Dew Drop Dye Ink and a beautiful key chain made by my amazing and talented husband). And every Sunday I will added something else.  The total value of this giveaway will be at least $50.00 (or more).

I appreciate all of you sticking with me these past couple of years while I have been battling all my health issues.  I am getting stronger and am also having to learn that I can't do as much as I have in the past.  Boy oh boy is this a hard lesson to learn.  I still have to tread lightly but I will be back more than once a month.  And I can' wait to get caught up on your blogs as well.

Here are the rules for entering my GiveAway:


1.  Please be a follower of my blog.

**The Entry Box is at the top right side of my blog.
**The winner will be announced by 5 pm (Pacific Time) on Jan 17th.
**Winner must claim prize within 7 days or a new winner will be picked.
**I will ship Internationally.


BONUS 2nd PRIZE - Its a secret prize at this moment.

All you need to do to be in this second drawing is if you refer someone to my blog and they enter into the drawing - all they need to do is leave a comment on this blog post.  All I need to know in this post is their name and the name of who referred them.  

Thanks for being a follower and celebrating with me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine










(If anyone knows what I can do to make the RaffleCopter Box smaller - please let me know).  It's driving me NUTS!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

"Home Built on Love" - Mixed Media World December Challenge #10

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my Mixed Media World Design Team project.  
The theme for this challenge is to use the colors: blue, white, gray and burnt umber.  I hope you will check out the other Design Teams Projects - they are fabulous!!

Mixed Media World Challenge Blog


Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is The Old Design Shop and the winner will receive 3 images:


I hope you will check out our sponsors Shop - she really has some fabulous images and the link is above.


As you can see the top canvas has stars and this one is without.  Ironically I couldn't find the stars until after the photo was taken.  So I decided toshare  both of them.  Which one do you like better?

To create this mixed media project I used:

8" x 10" Canvas
Gesso
Modeling Paste
(2) Stencils
Lace Doiley 
Various Color Paints from Tim Holz 
Acrylic Paint - White and Burnt Umber
Chipboard Shape House, Love and Two Corner Embellishments
Star Shaped Buttons

This was a great project to create and thanks so much for stopping by to say hello.  I always appreciate your comments.  It makes me smile.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K
DT Mixed Media World



***** FYI - I will be having a giveaway starting Saturday  December 19th.  I hope you will check back and join in.









Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mixed Media Wall Hook - Mixed Media World November Challenge

Happy Happy Sunday Sweet Friends

Today begins the new challenge at Mixed Media World and the theme is Anything Goes (as long as it's Mixed Media).  Our Sponsor for this challenge is That's Crafty who is giving the lucky winner a $20.00 (Euro) to spend in their fabulous online store.





For this challenge I decided to create a Mixed Media Project using an old Wall Hook I had sitting around the house.  I thought it would be a fun canvas to work on and it was actually a very quick project and here are the details of what I did:

*I added the Eiffel Tower image to the front of the wall hook with Mod Podge.

*I used a stencil (unknown company) and molding paste to create the decorative edge on the right side.

I gathered some mixed media objects such as metal and plastic flowers, chains, other scrap metal pieces.

*Used Gesso to glue them down and let dry.

*Covered it all with more Gesso and let dry.

*Used lots of colors of Distress Inks by Tim Holz and brushed colors all over the Gesso until well covered.  I would allow the colors to dry in between.  I also would come back and add more colors over the course of the day until I got the look I was wanting.  (The list of paint colors used is listed below).

*Used some old lace to create the bow.

I hope you feel inspired to join in our next challenge as well as checking out the amazing projects created by the DT.

I am also entering this project into the following challenge:

Stamplorations November Challenge - Stencils






Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean a lot to me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K
DT MMW




Distress Paint Colors Used:

Antiqued Bronze
Brushed Pewter
Tarnished Brass
Chipped Sapphire
Spun Sugar
Seedless Preserves
Barn Door
Mustard Seed
Fired Brick
Mowed Lawn