Monday, May 23, 2016

Gentleman Hippo

Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  Mine was pretty quiet but was able to do some crafting. 

Today I am sharing an image called "Gentleman Hippo" and I just fell in love with him.  I guess it's because I love hippo's and he's just perfect to me.  The Artist is Sandra Caldwell and I just adore her images.  

I colored him with Copics and decided to make his Tuxedo gray with a splash of pink.  I choose a cardstock with the light gray background but with a look of texture and hopefully elegance.  

He was definitely fun to color and I hope he makes you smile.

You can find him in Sandra's Etsy Shop at the following link:


This is the link to Sandra's Facebook group if you would like to join us.


Thanks so much for stopping by - I really appreciate it.

I will be back with lots more goodies to share this week and I hope you will come back.

Have a blessed week!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell






Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It's All About the "Bureau of Complaints."


Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

Well it's Hump Day!!!  It's a gloriously sunny day and I am thrilled because we have had almost non-stop heavy rain for almost a week.  How have things been for you?


Today I am sharing a project I created using a new image my the talented Lisa Bloobel owner of Bloobel Stamps on Etsy. In fact, she has opened two more Etsy Shops that have even more digital images with a quirkier look.  They are FABULOUS!!



I hope you will check out Lisa's Etsy Shop and look at all her amazing digital images.  They are really incredible.

I really appreciate your taking the time to stop by, say hello and leaving me a sweet comment.  It makes my day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine 

Monday, May 16, 2016

It's a "Franken Hippo" Kind of Day

Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope your weekend was fabulous.  Mine was pretty quite due to fighting bronchitis and going to the Emergency Room.  The medications are finally kicking in and I am on the road to recovery.  And so glad I am.

Today I am sharing my DT project using a wonderfully fun image from Sandra Caldwell called "Fraken Hippo."  And I had to much fun working with him.


I used my Copics to color him and then used various other embellishments to create the background.

The Copic colors I used are:

C3, 5, 7
V17, 25, 28
YG21, 23, 25
YR04, 07, 09

You can find this image and so many more at Sandra's Etsy Shop using the link below:


I hope you will also check out her Facebook Group page and the link is also below:



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

With smiles and hugs
Laine Kammeraad

DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans













Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It's another Bloobel Stamps Kind of Day

Happy Happy Wednesday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today is an exciting day because this is my 200th blog post.  It's been an up and down hill battle through the years but I am still here and don't plan on going anywhere. I only hope it continues to grow.  As a lot of you already know I have had a lot of serious health issues these past three or four years but I am leveling out in some ways and learning to deal with the health issues I can't change.  It also means I have learned "naps" are a good thing and they are so yummy.  



Today is also exciting because I have this project I made today using two new images from Lisa Bloobel owner of BloobelStamps on Etsy and the link is below.  The two images I used above are from Lisa's new collection and as soon as I get the link I will update this blog post.


I created this project with a flat canvas and added resized the images to fit on the one page.  I colored them with my Copics and my new set of Artiste watercolor dual pens.  I also used a couple of stencils to create the background and various colors of Tim Holz Ink.  I wanted this whole project to be quirky and funny just like Lisa's amazing creations.  And I found the perfect sentiment to complete the project.

I hope this project makes you smile and I also hope you will check out Lisa's two Etsy Shops.  I will add the link to her second shop very soon.  

I appreciate your stopping by and your comments.  They really make my day!

With hugs and smiles
Laine K

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Grunge meets Glam - Mixed Media World Challenge for May

Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends

Since today is Mother's Day I just want to wish each of you mom's, grandmothers, 

I also want to wish all you mom's, grandmothers, aunties and every lady in between a Happy Mother's Day.  May your day be extra special.

Today I am sharing my Design Team project with Mixed Media World.  The theme for this challenge is Grunge and Glam (I like to say Grunge meets Glam).  Anyway, I wasn't really sure what all that meant but you can see by my altered canvas below what I came up with.


The DT has some amazing projects to look at and it would be wonderful if you joined in our challenge this month.

Here's the link to Mixed Media World and we sure hope you will join in.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed day.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Mixed Media World

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hydrangea Fairy by Aurora Wings - Challenge #27 - "Say It With Flowers"

Happy Saturday My Sweet Friends


Today I am sharing a project I made for the Aurora Wings Challenge (that ends today).  Yes, I am getting close to the deadline - but at least I got her entered into the challenge.  I used a gorgeous image called "Hydrangea Fairy with Flower Clusters.  I just love her but I was really stepping out of my comfort zone with her.  There was so much detail but it was fun and challenging and I am glad she is finished.  

I used so many different techniques on her.  I love how using clear gloss made the dots on the leaves look like raindrops.  I colored her with Copics and used chalk to create the background so it wouldn't be start white. I also used two different glitters to add some sparkle and bling around her wings.

I will be back later with the Copics colors I used.  They are sitting on my craft table but I am to tired and lazy to get up and get them all.  I will list them no later than tomorrow.

I appreciate your stopping by - and I hope my project has inspired you a little.  

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad

Update:  Copic Colors Used:

BG02, 53, 57,75
E000, 00, 11, 15, 23, 25
RV04, 06
V05, 06, 09
Y08, 13, 15
YG21, 23, 25
YR07, 09







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