Monday, July 25, 2016

Garden Hippo

Good Morning Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a DT card I created using an absolutely adorable image by artist Sandra Caldwell.  This image is called "Garden Hippo #783 and is available in Sandra's Etsy Shop.  I absolutely love hippoes and this one just makes me smile.  And this is just one of many adorable images created by Artist Sandra Caldwell.  

To create the background I used the new Distress Crayon's by Tim Holz. I love those crayons - they are so much fun to work with. I used Copics to color this adorable hippo. And since I love hippoes - this one just makes me smile every time I look at it.

Here is the link to Sandra's Etsy Shop


Here is the link to Sandra's Facebook Group


We would love it if you would join our FB group.  We have a lot of fun with challenges, and giveaways and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your sweet comments.

With hugs

Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:




I have also shared this card at the following Facebook Groups:





Thursday, July 14, 2016

Santa's Little Helper

Happy Thursday My Sweet Friends

It's Thrifty Thursday at Scrapper's Delight.  This mean there are some specially selected images that are available for $1.00 each.  

I am also sharing my DT card using an image from Scrapper's Delight called "Santa's Little Helper."  She was fun to color and I loved making the brick wall behind her.  This time I used Copics to color the brick background.  I have finally started using my stencils more and want my stencil collection to keep growing.  LOL!!  I also did a lot of paper-piecing on this project.  I paper-pieced her boots, all the presents and her hat.  I also added more dimension using Copics on those too.





I hope you will join in our challenge and the link is listed above.  You can't also check out the Thrifty Thursday images at the Scrapper's Store.  That link is also listed above.  There are some great images at a great savings my sweet friends.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I always appreciate your taking time to leave a comment.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Scrapper's Delights



I will be adding the Copic colors I used on my card as soon as I find it.  I don't know why it's always hard for me to keep track of those lists.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Under the Sea - Mixed Media World Challenge

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my Mixed Media project called "Under the Sea."  It's actually the name of our challenge this month at Mixed Media World.  Here's the link the challenge #16:

Mixed Media World





I created this project using a 9" x 12" canvas and a whole lot of this and that including plastic flowers and sea shells.  The goal was to create a small under the sea cavern full of calm and quiet along with an array of beautiful colors. 

We hope you will join in our challenge this month and yes, the theme is "Under the Sea."  We can't wait to see your beautiful creations.  And you must check out the rest of the Design Teams projects - they are amazing!!

Our sponsor this month is:

£20 Gift Voucher for




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

Have a fabulous day!!

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Mixed Media World


Mr. Porklee

Happy Happy Monday Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT card using this adorable image called "Mr. Porklee" from artist Sandra Caldwell.  I love pigs and this one just makes me smile.  I just love the look on his sweet face.  I also colored him with Copic's but need to find my list so I will add that information s


Here are the links to Sandra's Etsy Shop and Facebook Page:



I really hope you will check out Sandra's FB page and her Etsy Shop.  If you haven't ever visited before you will be amazed at all the amazing images she has.  They are FABULOUS!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always, I appreciate your taking time to leave me a comment.  It really means a lot to me.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:













Thursday, July 7, 2016

It's the Wild Side of Life

Happy Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my Design Team project called "Jaguar" by Artist Morgan Fitzsimons.  I think this is a gorgeous image and for the next two days it's available for free if you are a member of Morgan's Art World on Facebook.  The link is below and we hope you will join in the fun.



You can also use this image to join in the challenge.  The challenge is "Anything Goes" as long as you use the Jaguar image.  The challenge ends at the end of July.  

I colored this Jaguar with Copics and the colors used are:

BG96
C3, 5, 7
E00, 11, 13, 15, 19
YR 21, 24, 27

I always appreciate your taking time to stop by and even leaving a comment.  It means a lot to me.

Have a blessed day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT - Morgan's Art World

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Knitty Kitty - Congrats. It's a Kitten!!

Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

It's really cold here today - I hope the weather is better on your end.

Today I am sharing a card I made using this adorable image from artist Annabel owner of Knitty Kitty on Etsy.  It was love at first sight and i couldn't wait to color it.  And as you can see - I tried something different with my coloring and I just love it.  


I just have to find my list of the colors I used and will be back with that information as soon as I can.

You can find Annabel's Etsy Shop here:


and here's the link to this adorable image called "Congrats it's a Kitty".


I hope this image brings you a smile.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I always appreciate your taking time to leave a comment.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Knitty Kitty

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Red Riding Hood

Happy Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my first card as a new DT member with The Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog.  Our sponsor this month is Nikki Burnette and I fell in love with this called "Red Riding Hood."  Isn't she fabulous??

Here are the links to:



I used Copics to color her.  The colors I used are:

BG02, BG04

E000, E00, E11, E23, E25, E27, E29

R24, R27, R29, R39

I just had to create a forest theme background and then added the corner rounders and the medallion in the middle.

This month's challenge ends on the 27th and you can enter up to three times and as long as you are a member of a Design Team.  


Thanks so much for stopping by - I always appreciate it.  I also hope you will check out Nikki's Etsy Shop.  She has such a gorgeous array of images.  Lots and lots of eye candy.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT 

I will also be entering Ms. Red Riding Hood into the following challenges:




Princess

Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

It's Thrifty Thursday's at Scrapper's Delight which means there are some fabulous images for a $1.00.  I am using one of those adorable images called "Princess 1" and she was such a delight to work with.  I used Copic's to color her, finally used my eyelet ruffled punch (which was so much fun).  Truth be told I have had that punch well over seven years and decided it was time to start using it.  I have a couple more similar ones and I am addicted to them now.  I also added the flowers and hearts to complete the card.  



The Copic Colors I used are:

E000, 00, 11, 21, 23, 25,27
R20, 81
V12, 15, 17
Y15

Here's the link to the Scrapper's Delight Store where you will find the newest Thrifty Thursday $1.00 images and other beautiful images as well.

Scrapper's Delights Thursday Deals

Thanks for much for stopping by and as always, I appreciate your taking time to leave a comment.  You really make my day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT - Scrapper's Delights Thrifty Thursday's 

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:



More Scrapper's Delights Links:
Paper Craft Blog
Challenge Blog
Scrapper's Delights Paper Craft FB Fan Page

Monday, June 27, 2016

Basket Case Kitty

Morning Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a DT project with one of the new images from the fabulous Sandra Caldwell called "Basket Case Kitty."  I just love this poor kitty who looks like he has reached the end of his rope.  He melts my heart.  It was also a joy to color him.

I colored him with the following Copic Colors:

B21, 32, 34
E23, 25, 27
G21, 24, 40
N3, 5, 7
R83
Y21, 23, 26

I also created the floor using a metal die cut and really happy with how it turned out.  It's fun trying new things in different ways.

You can find this image here:


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


and last but not least here is the link to her group Facebook page:


I hope you will come on over and join in the fun creating projects with Sandra's amazing images.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell Design Team



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mermaids and a Special Event Showcase Today

Happy Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today is all about "Scrapper's Delights" and the owner Janice's ShowCase at Markers! Papers! Digi's.  It's been a busy and exciting week putting all the details together and getting my card created for this event.  And this is my card using this adorable image designed by Janice.

Here is the link to where this special event is being held:


Janice if offering an adorable free digital image (just like the one above however it's just the mermaid in the clam shell.  The image I have used above will be available for $2.00 and she was a delight to color.  All the information will be available at Markers! Papers! Digi's on Facebook (the link is above).

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments and visits to my little area on the WWW.

Have a great day and hope to see you at this event today!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Scrapper's Delight


Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Hippoween - Ghost Hippo

Happy Happy Monday My Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing another DT project from artist Sandra Caldwell.

As some of you already know I am a huge fan of Hippo's.  Love them!!  And lucky for me Sandra has a lot of them.  They are AMAZING!!!

Today I am sharing this image called "Ghost Hippo."  The link to Sandra's Etsy Shop along with the link to this image is below:



 I colored him with Copics, fussy cut him and added him to this background paper.  This was another quick, clean and simple card to make.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope you will also consider coming to join us on Sandra's Facebook page.  The link is below:


Have a great week!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell








Thursday, June 16, 2016

It's All About the Party Bunny Girl

Happy Happy Thursday Sweet Friends

I hope you have been having a fabulous week so far and the weekend is just around the corner.  

Today I am sharing my newest Design Team Project with Scrapper's Delight.  I am so thrilled to share my Thrifty Thursday project with you.  I am using an image called "Anna Mae Party Bunny Girl and she was such a delight to color.  I also chose to use the image without the wings this time.  She is also part of the Thrifty Thursday $1.00 images.  There are some adorable images sweet ladies and I hope you will check them out and you can't beat the price.  How wonderful is that???

The Copic Colors I used are:

E000, E00, E11,  (Skin)
E31, E33, E35  (Hair)
E97, E99  (Shoes)
G40, G43, G46 (Dress, Bows, Stockings)
R81, R83, R85  (Dress, Stockings)

I did fussy cut the image and used several cardstocks for the card.  I also used rub-on's for the flowers on each side of her.  

I really think my favorite part of putting this project together was coloring her hair.  It was definitely out of my comfort zone but I had so much fun and am happy with how it turned out.  

I hope you will check out the rest of the Design Teams Projects.  They are fabulous.  

Here's the link to the Scrapper's Delight Store where you will find the newest Thrifty Thursday $1.00 images and other beautiful images as well.

Thanks for much for stopping by and as always, I appreciate your taking time to leave a comment.  You really make my day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT - Scrapper's Delights Thrifty Thursday's 

I will also be entering her into the following challenges:






Monday, June 13, 2016

Santa's Vacation


Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT project with artist Sandra Caldwell.  The image I am using is called Palm Tree  Santa and boy was he a "hoot" to color.  There's nothing like coloring a Santa having a great time on vacation.  I have included the links to Sandra's Etsy Shop and for this adorable Santa below. 



I colored Santa with Copics and just tore some cardstock to make the sand.  This was a quick and easy card.  I absolutely love this Santa.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I really hope you will check out Sandra's Etsy Shop and Facebook page.  It's a really great place to hang out.  The link to her Facebook page is listed below:


With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It's all about a "Coffee Bath"

Happy Wednesday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a project I made using an adorable image from Artist Lisa Bloobel Graham called "Coffee Bath."  Isn't she adorable???  

I will be back soon with the Copic Colors I used as well as the link to Lisa's FB page.

Here's the link to one of three of her Facebook Groups.  You really should check out all Lisa's amazing images.  They are quirky, adorable, sweet, adorable, perfect, unique and amazing.  

BlooChou Stamps on Facebook

Back soon
Hugs

Laine Kammeraad

Monday, June 6, 2016

Silly Condo's

Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT project from artist Sandra Caldwell called #888 Silly Condos.  I absolutely love this image and wanted to do something different with this DT project.

The first time I worked with the image I just colored it with Copics.  I wasn't happy with it and it didn't have the look I was wanting.  And then it occurred to me - "What about paper piecing?" along with coloring.  And that's what I did and I love the look.  It makes me smile every time I look at it and I hope it does the same for you.

As you can see I did a lot of printing on different card stocks and had a blast taking all the different pieces of the condo puzzle and putting it all together.  I wanted what I created to live up to this images name "silly condo's: and I am happy with it.  I also used a few of my Copics to add some shading.

I will add the link to this image in Sandra's Etsy Shop once it has been listed.  

I appreciate your taking time to stop by and leaving a comment.  It always makes my day.  

You can find the links to her Etsy Shop and FB page below:



With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell

I am also entering this card into the following amazing challenges:


Sunday, June 5, 2016

It's All About the "Wedding" Dress



Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT project with Morgan's Art World  I just love this her and it's the image of the month at Morgan's Art World on Facebook.  She is free for members for the next three days.  This is a closed Facebook group but you can still join after you sign up and are added to the group.


I just love this gorgeous bride image and she was fun but a little intimidating to color.  In all honesty, I have to learn how to color veils and other sheer items and hopefully it's a class Alyce - Kit and Clowder.  

I hope you will join in the June Challenge and looking forward to seeing what you create with this gorgeous image from Morgan.

Have a great day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ballet Fairy

Happy Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope your week has been going fabulously!

I have some wonderful and exciting news to share today.  I am now on the Scrapper's Delight Design Team.  I am on the Thrifty Thursday Team - WooHoo!!  I am thrilled and over-joyed and thank you so much Janice for such a wonderful opportunity.  It means so much to me.  And this is my first project which is a greeting card using this fabulous image called "Ballet Fairy."  


This adorable ballet fairy is part of Thrifty Thursday's at Scrapper's Delight which means that she and some other adorable images are only a $1.00 for a limited time.  The link above takes you to Janice's Store.

It was love at first sight with this little cutie.  I must confess there is one thing I always do first and that is add some color to the lips.  It's almost an obsession.  I am not sure why but it might be due to  always seeing mom put her lipstick first. Maybe I am a little strange but it's fun and just part of who I am and it makes me smile.  LOL

I then added a light base color to her wings and moved on to her hair.

The Copic colors I used are for this card are:

BV11, 13
E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35
R81, 83, 85
Y08
YG21, 23, 25

I do a lot of paper-piecing/fussy cutting and fortunately she was easy to cut out.  I printed another image of her onto the multi-tone cardstock and glued the colored image on top.  I wanted to give a festive look and added the two rows of ribbon.  She was a joy and delight to color.

 I hope you will check out the Scrapper's Delight store.  There are so many amazing images to color as well as the Thrifty Thursday $1.00 images.  The link is above.

Have a great rest of your week.
With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Scrapper's Delight


I have also entered this card into the following challenges:

Monday, May 30, 2016

A Quiet Day and The OutLawz Progressive Challenge for May

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

I am sharing a greeting card I made for the OutLawz Progressive Challenge.  I just love this image and she was a joy to color.  Here's the link to this adorable Ppinky Digital Image.


I used the following Copic Colors:
B00, B02, B04
C1, 3, 5, 7
E000, 00, 11, 30, 31, 33
R83, 85
Y8

Tim Holz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass

So this is just a quick post and hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and for those of you in the U.S. an extended weekend (if you are lucky).

I will be back soon - so many projects in the works and I hope you will check back often.  I also am working on a surprise and I hope all of you will join in.  I will make the announcement soon.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad



Golf TIme

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a fabulous new image from Sandra Caldwell owner of BabyCakes Digis and Designs on Etsy.  


This image is called:  Golfing Hippo 803

I really love any image that has anything to do with golf.  I think it's because I have so many happy memories of spending time with my dad on the golf course.  There were a couple of times I even played with him and even shot a birdie on one of the holes.  No actual birds were injured in this game.  LOL!!  Dad was so excited and proud.that he bragged to all his golf friends in the clubhouse.  I was even given a soda "on the house."  It was such a fabulous day!!  My dad even had a hat and shirt similar to this one.  

I absolutely love a great hippo image and this one is the by far the cutest hippo golfer I have ever seen.  I colored him with Copic's and made him into a card.  I hope he makes you smiles as much as he does me.

I also hope you will check out Sandra's Etsy Shop where you can see all her fabulous images.  You won't be disappointed.  They really are a joy to color!!!

You can also join Sandra's Facebook page - it's a great place to handout.


With Hugs and Smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell