2018 Card Kit Swap – Kit 3/9

Here I am, back with more cards from my Card Shower Kits! I’m on a roll, right?

Today’s kit came from Sue. Oh my goodness, these images were adorable! Fun to color, fun to create with. These ducks were oh, so adorable! And, a little mis-proportioned due to that big image, but this is Splitcoast Stampers sketch 315.

And, Sue’s other image selection was this delightful bunny, with sketch 316.

These images were alot of fun. I probably would have colored either of these up again, except for the fact that Nathan (age 4) claimed my second duck image and then Claire (age 6) came along and claimed the bunny. I don’t mind sharing. 😀

Thanks so much, Sue, for an inspiring kit.

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2018 Card Kit Swap – Kit 2/9

I’m back with cards made from card kits received in my 2018 Card Kit Shower swap over at Splitcoast Stampers. I don’t know how many years I’ve been in this swap, and I’m excited to get these kits played with before the end of the year!

The second kit I crafted up came from Angie. I would love to dig into Angie’s craft room – she has such a great selection of images that she sends, very different from my own collection.

The first image were these adorable birds. I colored them up and then realized that may be they didn’t quite match the papers she sent…whoops! So, I colored it again and then in the end, used the first image (these blue birds) and managed to pair them quite wonderfully with her papers! Yay for me!

The second attempt I tried to match the purple tones a bit. Not sure if I succeeded, but I’m happy anyway. This card uses SCS sketch 314.

And, Angie’s second image that she sent was this pretty fairy. She was fun to color up! This sketch is SCS312.

Thanks for the kit, Angie!

2018 Card Kit Swap – Kit 1/9

I am once again in the Card Kit Shower Swap over at Splitcoast stampers. It’s a year long swap where we send kits, and once a year get “showered” with kits from the other participants.

I’m always in awe of those who manage to keep up on their kits. I’m not always so diligent – hence the huge back up of kits in my craft room – but I am determined to get 2018 kits done and created before year end.

I aim to make two cards (minimum) with every kit, but sometimes there is an image or paper or selection of stuff that I like to play with and a get a few more made.

This year we start with Emily’s gorgeous kit. Emily has impeccable taste in colors and papers and I love to play with her gorgeous kits. This one was created using splitcoast stampers sketch 310 (continuing my challenge of using the SCS sketches).

And, sketch 311 uses the second image sent, also from The Greeting Farm. Love it! Those grey embellishments were so cool!

Thanks Emily!

Card Kits & Sketches

Back again today with some more card kits and sketches. I’ve got an abundance of collected “stuff” in my craft room and am hoping to get it down to a more reasonable level! I’ve started at sketch 300 on the SCS challenge and am working my way up!

First up is sketch 306. I loved this adorable mouse and this paper was so bright and cheerful!! Lovely!

Here’s a second card with this little mouse, using sketch 308.

And, another kit I opened had get well images. This one uses sketch 307.

And, finally sketch 309.

I switched up the sentiment on this one, since I don’t use too many get well cards.

I’m on a mission, so I’ll be back with more cards soon! Thanks for stopping by.

Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenges

My craft room is exploding with stuff. Supplies, swap kids, subscription kits…I’ve been meaning to work through some of the stuff and clean up, and it just NEVER happens. Too many current projects and not enough time to get caught up.

Quite awhile ago, I started pulling out some of the kits and trying to color up the images. I figured if things were colored, it would be easier to find time to assemble. This past week, I had some extra time and needed a little “jump start” to get creating, so I decided to work on some of the Splitcoast Stampers sketches from their archive. They are currently at sketch 700 and something, but I chose to start at sketch 300 and see where I go from there. And, here are the first few cards from that effort.

This adorable image was from a long ago swap kit. This is sketch 301 and the second card is made with sketch 305. I love The Greeting Farm!

And, these three cards actually came from two kits that used the same image. I’m not sure what company the image is from, but it’s adorable!

Sketch 302:

Sketch 303:

And, Sketch 304:

A good start! Can’t wait for more to come.

TCCCB – Autumn and/or Spring

Hello, welcome to the mid-month challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is Autumn and/or Spring. I’m thinking most of us are going to go with one or the other, and not the “and”. But, maybe you’re just that much more creative than me!

The sponsor I’m working with this time is Creative Bug and I decided to use the image Pumpkin Kins. Isn’t it cute? That of course means, that I have chosen the FALL theme for my project this week. And, here it is:

The sketch comes from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (#145) and I’m also going to enter this over at Time Out Challenges (#118), whose beautiful fall pumpkin picture was inspiration for this autumn theme.

So, come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the end of the month. Come and check us out!

Dueling Darlings – September

It’s the 15th again!! Time for another DDD challenge and for once this year, I am ON TIME!

This month’s kit was sent to me from Suzy and the theme was sunflowers. What a great fall theme! I love sunflowers.

She sent a great selection of papers too! Check out my card:

But wait….not only am I on time with ONE card, but I managed to get TWO cards created (yes, I’ll give you a moment to pick yourself up from your chair). Boy, it felt good to get ahead! Here is card #2:

This second card was using the Cheerful Sketches September sketch.

Thanks for swinging by and I’ll see you next month for the newest DDD kit!