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Pig Pile (A Big Pile of Cuteness)

Happy Happy Saturday Sweet Friends
It's been a pretty good week but so far this weekend is way to hot for me.  I was told by a wonderful friend of mine that fires are out of control and more possible in Canada.  It's just heartbreaking and I hope and pray these fires will be put out soon and everyone is safe.  I hope you are all safe too!!

I just have to share a DT card I made using this new image by Artist Sandra Caldwell named Pig Pile.  I love this image - I think these pigs are just way to cute.  On top of that the pig on the top left has an expression on his face that is just like my daughters pug.  HeeHee it just cracks me up.  I also used the saying "Let's Stay Home" because it looks to my like the last thing these pigs want to do is go somewhere.  



I colored the pigs with copics.  Fussy cut the image out and added it to the wood theme background paper.  Tore off a strip of plaid cardstock to create the floor.  Added the swirly cardstock strip to the top and …

A Sasayaki Glitter Kind of Day!!

Happy Happy 4th of July My Sweet Friends
What are you plans for today/tonight?  Family barbeques and watching the fireworks?  I am hoping it will be a little less loud tonight.  Our neighbors have been keeping us away with their loud fireworks and a couple of time I was caught off guard and ended up screaming.  They really scared me.  
I know it's a holiday today but I just have to share a couple of projects with you today.  I am a "Glitter Girl" which means I am a Design Team member with Sasayaki Glitter.  It's just fabulous being a part of this team.  Thank you Naz - I am thrilled to be a part of your Design Team.  
Here are the links to Naz's Facebook Group and Etsy Shop:
Sasayaki Glitter
Sasayaki Glitter - Digital Stamps on Etsy

Clown Hippo
I had so much coloring this cute clown hippo.  I used Copics to color him and then created my criss cross card to hold three tags.


Confused Unicorn
I love unicorns and this guy just melted my heart.  As you can see I used Copics to…

Hippo Woman

Hello My Sweet Friends
It's Friday, the sun is shining, there's a gorgeous breeze and I am inside for the time being.  LOL!!!  I will be sharing quite a few projects over the next week - so I hope you will stay tuned.  How has your week been?  Have you been busy creating gorgeous projects?


Today I am sharing my Design Team project using this adorable hippo image from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This cutie is name:  Hippo Woman.  As you can see there are two different images using the same image.

I just fell in love with this image.  I had so much fun using Copics to color her.  I also used some cardstock to create the background.  I used the same color theme so it would look like she belonged in the scene.  HeeHee!!!  The only problem I am having is thinking of a sentiment or quote to use.  Silly me!!
I put away my Copics (a little to early) and need to go back and get the colors I used to color Hippo Woman.  You can also find her here at the following links:
Hippo Woman #1651 - Sandr…

Hippo in a Hot Rod Convertible

Hello My Sweet Friends
It's Friday and the the weekend is just around the corner.  Do you have any special plans??  I will be making some new creations and sharing either here or on my Hugs4TheHeart FB page.  I would love it if you stopped by and said hello.
Today I am sharing my DT project using this adorable image from artist Sandra Caldwell named:
Hot Rod Hippo #1627 (Link to this image in Sandra's Etsy Shop)
Here's the link to her FB Group:
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans
Sandra has so many amazing and adorable images in her Etsy Shop.  I really hope you will check them out - you will not be disappointed.  They really will make you smile.



She really makese smile.  Maybe it's because it reminds me of my mustang convertible I had a few years ago.  Plus I love hippoes.  
I colored this cutie using Copics and colors used are:
C01, 03, 05 (Hippo) R35, 37 37 (Hot Rod) Y13, 15, 17 (Dress and Bow) White Gel Pen  Small Flowers
I added the flowers the way to create the look of a frame.  I w…

Balloon Chickens

Happy Monday Sweet Friends.  
I hope your weekend was fabulous.  Mine was spent resting and making new projects that I will be sharing soon.  Tonight I am sharing some images I colored using some fabulous new images by artist and my friend Annable Haines.  All these adorable chickens just  make me smile.  


The first image is a card and all the rest are altered playing cards and boy were those fun to do.  Quick and simple and I think I am a little addicted to making them.  


I used Copics to color them and used a variety of stencils to create the backgrounds.  I am addicted to stencils too.  LOL!!!






You can find all these balloon chickens in a set in Annabel's Etsy Shop.  The links is below.

Balloon Chickens - Knitty Kitty Designs  (Etsy Shop - Eekers)
Knitty Kitty Digi's   (Facebook Group)
I hope you will stop by her Facebook Group and say HELLO!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean the world to me.
Have a fabulous evening!!
With Smiles Laine DT Knitty Kitty Designs

WonderAlice Hippo

Happy Friday Sweet
Today is new release day with digital images by artist Sandra Caldwell.  As my DT project I created this card and made the image the focal point.  I love this image and wanted her to fill the front of the card.  

I colored her with Copics and used the following colors:
B00, 02, 04 C01, 3, 5 R35, 37, 39 RV02 Y15, 17 YG21, 23, 25 Green Polka Dot Washi Tape
She just makes me smile and I hope she brings you one too.
You will be able to find this cutie along with many other new images later this morning in Sandra's Etsy and here's the link:
BabyCakes Digi's and Designs
and you can also check out Sandra's Facebook Group:
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on Facebook
We have a new FB challenge that started yesterday and we would love for you to join in.  You can find all the details on Sandra's FB page.
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by to say hello.
With smiles Laine  DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans
I am also entering this card into the following FB pages and Ch…

Just Married

Happy Friday My Sweet Friends
I am so excited to share that I am back on Sandra Caldwell's Design Team.  I am back from taking some much needed rest to get my health back on track.  
I am sharing my first DT project using this adorable image called:  "Just Married" and they just make me smile.  

You can find this image on Sandra's Etsy Shop and her Facebook page:
Just Married  (Etsy)
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on Facebook
I colored these adorable images with Copics.  I used a stencil to create the background.  I used the following colors:
C1, 3, 5 E000, 00, 11, 23, 25, 27 R20 RV11, 13, 14 V12, 15, 17 Y15
Sandra has some amazing and adorable new images in her shop and I hope you will check them out.
Have a great day!!
With smiles Laine DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

 I am also entering this card into the following Facebook Groups and Challenges:

I Love My Copics!





Peony Bouquet

Update:  June 2 - I just found out I won an honorable mention from Mitzi Sato-Wiuff owner of Stamps by Aurora Wings.  Thanks so much Mitzi.  



Happy Monday My Sweet Friends
It's Memorial Day here in the U.S. and a day of reflection in honor of those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe.  They are true heroes.  


Peonies are one of my most favorite flowers.  I used a digital image from very talented artist Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.  I colored it with Copics and am pretty happy with the results.  I did color the inside of the flower with a goldish yellow however you can't see that in this photo.  I decided it was time to jump into the deep end and just have fun.  It was a liberating experience and I am so eager to keep learning and grow stronger in my artistic skills.  
I used the following Copic colors:
G05, 07, 09 RV21, 23, 25, 29 Y32, 35, 38
You can find this gorgeous image and so many other's at Mitzi's Etsy Shop and here are the links:
Aurora Wings on Et…

Dahlia Power

Happy Thursday My Sweet Friends
It's been a while since my last post - my fibromyalgia pain into full gear and I spent a lot of time in bed.  I am feeling a little better and have really missed my Art time.  I hope you are all doing well and have had time to do a lot of creating.  



I am really stepping out of my comfort zone today in sharing this photo. My sister Dana surprised me with a set of watercolor pens yesterday and I was beyond thrilled. I have always wanted to watercolor but have always been a little intimidated by it all. Yesterday I decided to just jump in and have fun - and I was on a natural high. It took four do-overs but I wasn't about it give up. 
I still want to add some color to the background - just not sure what I want to do yet. I have so much to learn and so looking forward to the journey. I have started by using digital images but my ultimate goal is to be able to draw my own images as well as using watercolors.
Thanks so much for stopping by - I really app…

Re-Cycled Swiffer Dusters Box

Happy Sunday Sweet Friends
I hope your weekend has been fabulous.  Mine has definitely been interesting - and I actually felt like making a new project today.  As you can tell from the photos below I had fun re-cycling a Swifter Duster's Box.  It all started when I went through a few craft boxes yesterday from our recent move.  I was using this Swifter Duster box as a trash can.  As you can see - I have already taken the box apart.  I was having so much fun using this box as a trash can I decided to make it a pretty one and keep it.  

After taking the box apart I decided to use the box with the outside turned inward.   I cut all the pieces to cover the box and used super tacky tape for added strength.  I put the box back together again and used Washi Tape as edging for the top and bottom.  I added the butterfly since it went so well with the quote on the cardstock.  

It may sound weird but I absolutely love this small trash can and it actually fits perfectly on my craft table.  I jus…

Coffee Bath

Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends
It's cold and dreary outside and yet warm and inviting inside.  I am so looking forward to Spring and fortunately it's just around the corner.  The rain has been almost non-stop but I love the sounds it makes while I am crafting in my room.  I hope things are warm and cozy in your part of the world too.
Today I am sharing a card I made for a special friend.  It was love at first with this cutie.  Her name is "Coffee Bath" and she was created by Artist Lisa Bloobel.  

I colored her with Copics.  I used a brick stencil to create the background.  I also used some lace to create the look for curtains for a more relaxing type of atmosphere.  She may be relaxing in a cup of coffee but it sure looks nice and warm to me.
I used the following Copic colors:
Skin:  E000, 00, 11, R20  Eyes:  B32, 34, 38 Hair:  E31, 33, 35 Coffee Cup:  B32, 34, 37, E11 Brick Background:  G41, 43, R83 I also used a white gel pen.
This fabulous image is part of new program Lisa h…

Let's "Bee Silly" Challenge

Happy Sunday Sweet Friends
We just had a short burst of snow and it was so magical - the snowflakes were so big but they just weren't sticking to the ground very long.  It was 20 minutes of such joy and my sweet Moxie (my pomeranian) just loves trying to catch the snowflakes.  I have been in bed the last two days due to not feeling well but it was fun waking up to the snow this morning.  How are things on your side of the world??
I am also sharing some projects I made last week for a Challenge I am hosting over at Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on Facebook.  The challenge is called: Bee Silly.   Here's the link to the challenge - it would be wonderful to have you join in.  The challenge doesn't end until the March 26th.
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans
Atlered Altoid Tin

 Altered Magnet 

 Altered Small Composition Book


Altered Magnet
Sure hope you will stop by and join in.There is still plenty of time and all the details are on Sandra's Stamp Fan Facebook page.
Hugs and smiles always Lain…

Unicorn Cake

Happy Thursday Sweet Friends
I hope you are having an absolutely fabulous day!!  The sun has been shining here and even warm enough to go outside with a jacket or sweater.  It's been magical!!  
My sister Dana has been busy in the kitchen making cakes and the aroma is so heavenly I want to devour each one.  She's a cake decorator and owner of Seize the Cake Bakery in Medford, Oregon.  All these amazing aroma's of cake flavors such as lavender with blackberry filling and buttercream frosting.  The house smells devine - I love the aroma of lavender but once I tasted the cake - it was beyond delicious.  She also created her first Unicorn Cake.


This cake has four layers - two layers of Poppy Seed Cake and two layers of Chocolate Cake.  Each layer is also filled with buttercream.  The cake is covered in buttercream and touches of fondant. 
Yummy!!! 
I still have a craft project to share but will be doing that in a second post.  
I am really proud of my sister Dana and just had to sha…

Holley Brain Power

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends
Today I am sharing a special card I made for Holley as well as celebrating her7 years of recovery from her brain surgery.  I am so incredibly happy for celebrating such a wonderful moment in time.  HUGE CONGRATULATIONS HOLLEY!!!

Here's the link to Holley's Blog Celebration
Holley Barnhart's Blog Spot
This amazingly adorable image was created especially by Artist Sandra Caldwell.  If you haven't checked out Sandra's Etsy Shop it's really worth looking at all her amazing images.  They always make me smile and are such a joy to color.  
Here's the link to Sandra's Etsy Shop and this adorable image which is called "Holley Brain Power" is on sale for a $1.50 for a limited time.  
BabyCakes Digi's and Designs on Etsy
Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always mean the world to me.  
Have a blessed day!!
With smiles Laine 




Kitty Love Blog Hop - and the WINNER IS:

Final Update - Febraury 15th

Well sweet friends the Knitty Kitty Blog Hop is over and we all had such a great time.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the rest of the Design Team blogs as well.  

It's also time for me to announce the winner of the absolutely adorable Knitty Kitty Digi's named KleoKatra.  And the winner is:

((((((((((Drum Roll Please)))))))))

Hetty Sanders

Congratulations Hetty!!!!  We really appeciate your joining in our blog hop.  You will be receiving your image soon.

With smiles
Laine 

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Happy Valentines Day Sweet Friends

The Giveaway has now ended. 
Winners from the BlogHop will be announced tomorrow. 



UPDATE FEBRUARY 12th

There's two days left in the Knity Kitty Blog Hop.  There is still time to enter and join in the chance to win some images from our GiveAway.





Oh My Sweet Friends It's blog hop time with Knitty Kitty Digi's.  This hop will be running between February 6th thro…

Have you ever seen a Hippo Oct-O-Pus??

Hello Sweet Friends
I hope you are all doing well.  
Today I am sharing my DT project with this adorable image from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  She's called: Hippo Oct-O-Pus

She is one of many new fantastic digital images from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  I absolutely loved coloring her and hopefully the background looks a little like life under the sea.  LOL!!!
I colored her with Copics and used the following colors:
B02, 04, 06 C0, 01, 03, 05 YG21, 23, 25
I used a colored pencil to give her some rosey pink cheeks. I also used some Nuvo Crystal Drops (I love thes Drops).  I used the drops on the ends of her tenticles.  I wanted a little bit of glow on them.  The sentiment is a rub-on from my stash.  
I hope she gives you smile.
You can find this image (and the other new ones) in Sandra's Etsy Shop.  Here's the links to her Etsy Shop and FB Group:
BabyCakes Digi's and Designs on Etsy
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans
Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean so much to me.
With hugs an…