Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's a Bestie Kind of Winter

Happy Happy Wednesday (Thursday) My Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a Design Team project I created using this adorable image from Artist Sherri Baldy.  I made a gift bag out of cardstock and then used the finished image on the front of the bag.  I had no idea what I was doing to make a bag but it was actually quite easy.  


I am afraid the bow looks scrunched and it's because I had to scan it due to it pouring rain outside.  The bag measures 6" x 9".  

Here'e the link to this image in Sherri's Shop:


and here's the link to Sherri's Shop:


This little cutie was a joy to color.  I just love her outfit.  I used two dies to create the background behind this image.  I did fussy cut her out so she would fit on the base of the smaller scalloped circle.

I used the following Copic Colors:

E000, 00, 11, 13
B00, 02
C0, 01
G40, 41, 43, 46
R20, 89

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always make me smile.
Have a great week - and the weekend is almost here.

With hugs and smiles
Laine
DT My Besties Color It Create It Share It.




The Beautiful Mermaid

Happy Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my Design Team Project with The Classic Design Team Open Challenge using this absolutely fabulous image by Artist Julia Spiri.  I love mermaids and this one is fantastic.  


Here are the links to this beautiful image as well as Julia's Etsy Shop.

Mermaid

Julia Spiri Etsy Shop

I used Copics to color her as well as to create the background.  And then I used  die to create the card (they are all one piece) as welll as the black background.  I was really inspired to use the colors I did because it seems like such a surreal moment in time.  

I used the following Copic colors:

B00, 02, 04
E00, 000
V01, 05,06, 09, 17, 28
RV02, 04, 17
Y01, 04, 08, 13
YG21, 23, 25
YR04, 07, 09

I used Little B Scallops Dies - Large One

I also used a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen to create the dots on the image.  It was actually quite fun to do.  

I hope you feel some inspiration from todays card.  And remember anyone who is on a Design Team is able to enter into this challenge.

I appreciate your stopping by and I your comments bring me a big smile.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Classic DT Open Challenge

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





Monday, November 28, 2016

Snowed In Trailer


Happy Monday Sweet Friends

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and special times with family and friends for those of you in the U.S. anyway.  And of course I hope all my friends had a great weekend.

Today I am sharing a card I created using this FAB new image from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  


This image can be found in Sandra's Etsy Shop and is called:  


This trailer reminds me of so many happy childhood memories of camping and enjoy the gorgeous outdoors.  Of course, we never did camp in the winter.  

To create this card I decided to do some paper-pieceing on the trailer.  I colored the top of the trailer with Copics.  I used the following Copic Colors:

C3, 5, 7
YG95, 97, 99

I used the Snow Marker to create the snow.
I used a rub-on flower for in the window.
And finally I used a White Gel Pen to create the snow flakes.

I hope you wil check out Sandra's Etsy Shop - there are so many amazing digital images to color and enjoy.  We would also love it if you joined our Facebook Group and here's the link:


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

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:







Monday, November 21, 2016

Pork Jumper


Happy Happy Monday Sweet Friends

It's been a while since I have posted but I have been super busy behind the scenes.  I will be sharing soon - once I get everything organized.

I had so much fun coloring this adorable pig and he goes by the name "Pork Jumper."  He is another one of artist Sandra Caldwell's amazing images and there are many more where this one came from.  And here's the link to this handsome guy below:



And here's the link to Sandra's Facebook Group:


I hope he brightens up your day!!

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans


I will also be entering him in the following challenges and FB groups:








Monday, November 14, 2016

Besties November Challenge - Mid-Month Challenge Reminder

Happy Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT poject with Color It - Create It - Show It Off.  

It's mid-month and so this is my November reminder project using:

Sherri Baldy Image 460


Here's the link to Sherri's My Bestie Shop:

My Besties Shop


She was a joy to color and I had so much fun creating this card.  So there is still plenty of time to join in our November Challenge.  Here's the link:

Color It - Create It - Show It Off Blog Challenge

The Design Team has some great inspirational posts to share with you to help get your creative vibe going.  It certainly works for me. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments means the world to me.

With smiles and hugs
Laine
DT Besties Color It - Create It - Show It Off.



I am also entering this image into the following challenges and FB groups.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Elvis the Elf

Happy Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends

I am beyond excited today - I can finally share my card using a fabulous image from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  I am one of the Guest Designers for the November/December Issue of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine.  It's so EXCITING!!!


And here he is the link to this handsome elf:


Here's the link to the Through The Craft Door Facebook Page:


Copic Colors Used:

C3, 5, 7
E00, 000, 11, 50, 51
G40, 43, 46
R20, 25, 27, 29
Y26, 28
Gelly Roll Glitter Pen
Signo-Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
White Lace
Green Cardstock Border
Misc. Pattern Papers and Cardstock

I really appreciate your stopping by and saying hello.  

With smiles
Laine
Guest Designer for TTCRD Magazine (Nov-Dec Issue)
Guest Designer: Laine Kammeraad - Elvis the Elf
Core dinations cardstock: BlueMy Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6"x6" PaperGraphic 45 Merry Mistletoe Cardstock -(sentiment)White LaceGreen Lace Cardstock Border (Green)Gelly Roll - Glitter PenSigno Uni-Ball White Gel PenCopic Colors:C3, 5, 7E00, 000, 11, 50, 51G40, 43, 46R 20, 25, 27, 29Y26, 28




Guest Designer: Laine Kammeraad - Elvis the Elf
Core dinations cardstock: BlueMy Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6"x6" PaperGraphic 45 Merry Mistletoe Cardstock -(sentiment)White LaceGreen Lace Cardstock Border (Green)Gelly Roll - Glitter PenSigno Uni-Ball White Gel PenCopic Colors:C3, 5, 7E00, 000, 11, 50, 51G40, 43, 46R 20, 25, 27, 29Y26, 28Guest Designer: Laine Kammeraad - Elvis the Elf

Core dinations cardstock: BlueMy Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6"x6" PaperGraphic 45 Merry Mistletoe Cardstock -(sentiment)White LaceGreen Lace Cardstock Border (Green)Gelly Roll - Glitter PenSigno Uni-Ball White Gel PenCopic Colors:C3, 5, 7E00, 000, 11, 50, 51G40, 43, 46R 20, 25, 27, 29Y26, 28



Guest Designer: Laine Kammeraad - Elvis the Elf
Core dinations cardstock: BlueMy Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6"x6" PaperGraphic 45 Merry Mistletoe Cardstock -(sentiment)White LaceGreen Lace Cardstock Border (Green)Gelly Roll - Glitter PenSigno Uni-Ball White Gel PenCopic Colors:C3, 5, 7E00, 000, 11, 50, 51G40, 43, 46R 20, 25, 27, 29Y26, 28

Monday, November 7, 2016

Bearly Tin and a Corn Basket

Hi Sweet Friends

Happy Monday!!  I hope your weekend was fabulous.

This is a double Design Team post today.  Our sweet leader Sandra, gave us Halloween week off which was such a fabulous surprise.  And so, there are two new images I get to share with you.  Here's the first one and this cutie is called: Bearly Tin #1132


I created the background using two stencils, one for the background and the other for the yellow brick road.  The Copic colors I used are:


(Colors Pending) - I really think my sweet Moxie ate the notes I had.  Yes, this is the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  

And my second image just makes me smile every time I look at it - well in complete honesty they both make me smile.  He's called:  Corn Basket #1146


I also used a stencil to create this background.  I used the following Copic Colors:

B00, 02, 04
C5
E15, 18, 19
Y02, 04, 08, 15
YG21, 23, 25

I absolutely love these images and I really hope they give you a smile too. 

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

Baby Cake Digi's and Designs

Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on Facebook

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you aren't a follower - I would love it if you became one.  Your comments always make me smile.

With smiles
Laine 
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

I am also entering these cards into the following Challenges and Facebook Pages:











Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Orchis Last Enchanter - Morgan's Art World

Happy Monday Sweet Friends

My goodness it's the final day of October and this year is almost over.  Time passes way to quickly.

Today I am sharing my Design Team Card for the Classic Design Team Challenge that is now underway through November 27th.  Our sponsor this month is the talented artist Morgan Fitzsimmon owner of Morgan's Art World on Facebook.


The image I am using is called "Orchis Last Enchanter."  I think she's a gorgeous image and to be quite honest I was intimidated to color her.  I desperately wanted to do her justice.  It took several attempts at coloring her before I was pretty happy with the results.  She's really a great image to work with and she's actually one of my most favorite digi's.   I made some flowers with one of my flower die cuts.  I absolutely love these flowers and will be making many more in the future.

Here is the link to Morgan's Facebook Group:

Morgan's Art World 

I hope you will check out Morgan's Art World Facebook Group and even consider joining the group.  We would love to have you as part of our group.

I will be back with the Copic Colors I used - we had a power outage today and I am stumbling to get things up and running again.

Thanks for stopping by and your comments make my day.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Morgan's Art World


I am also going to enter this card into the following FB groups and Challenges:

Hugs 4 The Heart Designs on Facebook

Kit and Clowder

Craft Challenge #42 - Anything Goes Polka Doodle (ends Friday)

The Copic Scoop

No Rules Challenges

Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog (ends 5 days)

Craft Your Passion Challenges - (Ends 5 days) #336

Get Creative Challenges - Ends 11 days

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Ends in 1 day

Fabrike Fantasy Digi's November Challenge (end of Nov)

Marker's! Paper's! Digi's!

It's a Bestie Kind of Day

Happy Monday (actually still Sunday here) Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT card using this adorable image from Sherri Baldy called:



It was so much fun to color her and create the background.  I colored her with Copics, used some old string I had in a drawer, some embellishments and a stencil.  

Our November Challenge starts today and we would love for you to join in this month.  There are some great prizes too!!  Here's the link to the November Challenge:


and here's the link to the Facebook page:


Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always make me smile.

Have a great week!!

With smiles
DT Besties Color It - Create It - Share It


I am also entering this card into the following FB groups and challenges:

The Copic Scoop

Marker's! Paper's!! Digi's!!







Sunday, October 30, 2016

Knitty Kitty Family Reunion

Happy Happy Sunday Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a DT card I made yesterday that was just a hoot to create.  I had so much fun and love how it turned out.  If you haven't seen Annabel's adorably sweet images of Kitty's you just might want to check them out.  The links are below:



This image can be found here:


and here are the links to her FB page and her Etsy Shop:

Eeker's on Etsy  (Etsy Shop)


I really wanted to do something silly with this card.  These images just make me smile and I think it kind of brings out the child in me.  I wanted to use different colors to color everything and yet have it all be coordinated as much as possible.  I used a brick stencil to create the background and wanted it to be light enough to help the images pop out more.  I created the asphalt using several different shades of gray.  The colors I used are: 

BG02, 05
C1, 3, 5
E31, 33
RV02, 04, 13, 14, 17
Y26, 35, 38
YR21, 23


After I added all the different cardstocks the brick in the background looked kind of bare.  After some serious deep thinking it occured to me this whole scene just looked like a family reunion. And that's how the title of this card was finalized.  

I really hope this card makes you smile!!

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your taking time to leave me a comment.

I hope you have a fabulous day!!

With smiles
Laine 
DT Knitty Kitty Designs




Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween Pups

Happy Happy Friday Night Sweet Friends

I have a late night card to share which I created for the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog.  It was another fun card to make.  The image is called "Halloween Pups" and here are the links to this image, the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Shop and Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog:





The Copic Colors I used are:

C3, 5
E21, 23 31, 33, 35,
Y35, 38
YG21, 23, 25
YR04, 23, 24

I am also entering this card into the following challenges and Facebook Pages:




Thanks so much for stopping by - your comments mean so much to me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine



Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sasayaki Glitter Kind of Day - Janet's Fairy House

Happy Thursday My Sweet Friends

I am so thrilled to be sharing my Sasayaki Glitter Guest Design Team project with you today.  It's such an honor to have worked with these simply adorable images and I had so much fun creating this project.  

I just had to make a Criss-Cross Card because I thought it would be fun to add some of the images I already had to make the tags.  Oh my goodness, so much fun to color each one.  




Here's the link to the Sasayaki Glitter Facebook Group


Here are the links to the images I used:






As you can see this was a pretty involved project but it also just seemed to just fall into place.  I love days like that and I am sure you do too.  I also used various stencils to create a background on each tag.  As you can see I also added flowers all around the Fairy House because it's just suppose to be a magical and fun place for fairies to be.  

I also used lots of Copics and the colors used are:

B00, 02
BG02, 05, 07, 15
E21, 23, 25, 31, 33, 35
RV04, 09, 13, 14, 17, 19
Y08, 11
YG21, 23, 25, 61, 63, 95

It's such an honor to be Guest Designer for Sasayaki Glitter and thank you so much Naz for having me.

With smiles and hugs
Laine Kammeraad

GDT Sasayaki Glitter


I am also entering the following challenges and Facebook Groups:

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #34 - ends Nov 11th. (Fairytale/Fantasy)

Crafting With An Attitude (end of October)



With smiles and hugs
Laine Kammeraad
GDT Sasayaki Glitter






Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cold Christmas Robin

Happy Happy Wednesday Dear Friends

Today I am sharing a fantastic image from Artist Lisa Bloobel called:  Cold Christmas Robin.  It was another one of those image that are love at first sight. He just makes me smile and even giggle.


I used the following Copic Colors:

B00
C0, 1, 3, 5, 7
Y26, 28
YR23

Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
Aleene's True Snow (awesome stuff) which I just applied with a small firm brush for contol and let it dry.

I also used my Little B Scallops Die Cut to create the card.

The links below are to Lisa's Facebook page and her Bloobel Shop.



Thank you so much for stopping by and your comments mean the world to me.

With lots of smiles
Laine