Monday, November 14, 2016

Come Ye Thankful!

It is November, the best part of this November... Thanksgiving!

There is another challenge at the A Day for Daisies Blog!

For this challenge I used the FABULOUS image, Butterfly Harvest:
This image was colored with Copic markers.
The butterfly punch is from Fiskars.

I love the image of butterflies with the cornucopia!  It reminds me of temperate fall days that we get every once in a while here in the mid-west!

I hope you can join us for the challenge, please add some burlap to your project.  Get all of the details here: Harvest Challenge!

Thanks so much for taking the time to come by my blog!
~Juliana

Friday, August 05, 2016

You are an A+!

Happy Friday!!
We are in full on back to school mode!
My oldest two are preparing for college and my youngest has a week at "Grandma Camp" before we start to dig into her schooling.

This week we are celebrating back to school with some showcased images from A Day for Daisies!

I got to play with Teacher's Pet:


I hope you will take the time to visit the blogs of my teammates:

Friday, July 22, 2016

Time...

This is the second post for today, because, apparently, my automatic post didn't post last week. UGH!

So happy Friday, again! 


Today I have another showcase image: Vintage flower clock!
I used Copic markers to add a bit of color and dimension to the image.
The sentiment was created by me in Google Drive.
The dies are both Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies.



So take a gander at the blogs of my teammates:

So head on over to the A Day for Daisies Blog and join us for the challenge!!!

I am super excited to see what you do!!
Thanks for the comments and for taking the time to stop by my blog, today!

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Happy Fairy Birthday


Happy Friday!
I have a card and a challenge for you today!

The card uses the A Day for Daisies image, Fancy Hair Fairy:

She is colored with Copic markers and her wings are highlighted with Stickles.

The background was a plastic template that I sprayed with a homemade color spray and then blotted on a second sheet of paper.

It is time for a new challenge!  The challenge is to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a design team card!  

So take a gander at the blogs of my teammates:

So head on over to the A Day for Daisies Blog and join us for the challenge!!!
Thanks!

Friday, July 08, 2016

Queen Scarlet!


Happy Friday!
I am having a very happy Friday as it is my birthday!

For today I got to play with Fairy Queen Scarlet from A Day for Daisies!
She is colored with Copic markers.
A wonderful thing about this fairy queen is that she shares a name with our little princess, Scarlet:


Isn't she cute, too!?!?   She adopted us a little over a month ago.


There are more wonderful fairy queen creations on the blogs of my teammates:

There is still time for you to join us for our Ombre Challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog!
Thank you for stopping by my blog, today!
~Juliana
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Friday, July 01, 2016

Fairy Queen Thinking

Happy Friday!
Today I get to show you one of the latest releases from A Day for Daisies!
Her name is Fairy Queen Violet:
She is colored with Copic markers; and then I masked the image and stamped a background stamp from Rubbernecker (Sleeping Beauty) over it.

The background image was inked in an ombre style using Tim Holtz distress inks: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, and Walnut Stain.

There are more wonderful "ombre" creations using this NEW release on the blogs of my teammates:

I hope you can join us for our Ombre Challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Be Joyful in Hope!

Happy Friday!!!
Here, it is a beautiful day!!!

I am so thankful to have been able to play with Acorn Cutie "A" from A Day for Daisies!
She is colored with copic markers and the sentiment is a retired Stampin' Up! Set.
The finished card is 5" square.

There are more beautiful cards and creations using nature inspired nymphs on the blogs of my teammates:

I hope you are joining us for our latest challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog: #150 Add Glitter!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, today!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Grateful for YOU!

Happy Friday to you!

In my book, it is always a good time for a fall card!   I could have easily used spring colors for this card, but I REALLY like fall!!

This wee cutie is "Acorn Cutie B" from A Day for Daisies:
Our challenge this week is to use glitter, and I have used Stickles brand glitter glue on the skirt leaves and the die cut leaves (Tim Holtz)

All that Glitters is on the blogs of my teammates:
I hope to see your glittery creations on the A Day for Daisies Blog!  Please join us!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Well, Hello Gorgeous!!

It is a "gorgeous" day here!!  AND it is Friday!

These seal images from A Day for Daisies are just cracking me UP!
I got to use "summer seal sitting", today!
The seal is colored with Shinhan markers in warm greys.  The flowers and background paper are using Copic markers.

Want to see more of these super cute seals celebrating summer (say that 5x's fast)?
Please check out the blogs of my teammates:

Please join us for our current challenge!  Use floral paper!  Check out all the details on the A Day for Daisies Blog!  

My colors today were inspired by the Color Throwdown #396!

Summer and Ice Cream!!!  What a wonderful combination!!

I hope to see you on both challenges: Color Throwdown #396 and A Day for Daisies #149!!

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me!

Friday, June 03, 2016

Sealed with Love

Happy Friday!
Today is the first day of a SUPER cute release of seals!

I have the privilege of using "Summer Seal Playing"!  Isn't this a sweetie!?!
She is colored with Shin Han and Copic markers.  The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye!

My fellow Design Team members have also used these cute seals and have added floral papers!

Alison
Arielle
Cathy
Cindy
Jen
Juliana
Kathy
Please join us for our upcoming challenge!  Use floral paper!  Check out all the details on the A Day for Daisies Blog!  

I hope you get a chance to enjoy this weekend, and make something beautiful!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Friday, May 27, 2016

I hope you dance!

Friday is here!!!

I am in full graduation mode as my second child graduates.

And in full reflection mode, too.  Memories!  Not just of my own child graduating but the wonderful people she has brought into my life.

My daughter's oldest friend was the inspiration behind this card.  She is a dancer.  She is a joy to watch and a blessing to know!

The image used is Magical Bloom Dancer from A Day for Daisies:
She was printed on watercolor paper.  I used Tim Holtz Distress and Stampin' Up inks to watercolor her.

I have previewed what my teammates have done and you will not want to miss their creations!

Alison
Arielle
Cathy
Cindy
Jen
Juliana
Kathy
Tanja

We are in the second week of our challenge "Use Vellum".  I sure hope you can join us!

Enjoy your Friday!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Napping with Daisies

Napping with daisies?  Really?

Well, no not really... I am just continuing the theme of "Long Winter's Nap" that I started yesterday, but with images from A Day for Daisies.


Stamp Credit: A Day for Daisies: Mother's Sweet Kiss


Stamp: A Day for Daisies: Book Time

More informations on the SplitCoastStampers Fan Club can be found here.
It is a good investment in inspiration and supports a marvelous website.


I will be back next week with my regular A Day for Daisies post! Be sure to take the time to check out the A Day for Daisies Blog for challenge information and links to the design team's blogs.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ready for a nap???

Well I am ready for a nap!  

I had my first ever gall bladder attack this past Saturday evening.   It didn't let up, so I got tests, and then surgery!  

Though I feel better every day, I am still ready for a nap!

Well, six months ago, I became a part of the "Dirt Pile"  a.k.a. SplitCoastStampers design team.  My work was displayed in an amazing members only gallery!

I can now show you some of those cards!
The theme was "A Long Winter's Nap":

Stamp Credits: Starving Artistamps;



Stamp Credits: Starving Artistamps;



No stamp used here, just a coloring page resized for a card;



Stamp Credits: Rubbernecker Stamps for backgrounds (They are the best place for background stamps!!!); and  Verve for the coffee cups and sentiment;


I hope you enjoyed this little walk down memory lane with me... Now I am going to nap... ;)


Please post a comment if you have any questions about these cards or any other cards on my blog.
~Thanks!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Dancing Roses

Woo Hoo!  it is Friday! AND if you are here, that means you made it through!!!

Today I have a sweetie that is dancing for joy right along with you!!
"Little Dancer Rose" was just released last week from A Day for Daisies!

I thought she would be so much fun up close! (her original digital size is actually much larger than this! ;) )

She is colored with Copic markers.
The sentiment is from a floral set from Rubbernecker Stamps.

I have previewed what my teammates have done and you will not want to miss their creations!

Alison
Arielle
Cathy
Cindy
Jen
Juliana
Kathy
Tanja
Please join us in this "Use Paint" challenge!!!  You will be able to see the details on the A Day for Daisies Blog.

Thank you for stopping by today!
I am hanging on till Monday... unlike most of the world, my life goes into high gear on weekends!

Friday, May 06, 2016

A Dancer with Paint

Hello Friday!
This has been a typical crazy week at our house... never dull, never boring! ;)

Tammy, a.k.a. "A Day for Daisies" Genius, has created some new and completely adorable images for the May club.

I have had the pleasure of working with "Little Dancer Flower":
I have tried something a little different this time, dipping my toe into mixed media:

  • I printed two copies of the image.  One on cardstock one on office weight printer paper.
  • With the printer paper copy I cut out the dress, leaving the wildflowers. This creates a mask for the dress.
  • I used removable adhesive to adhere the paper copy directly over the cardstock copy.
  • I "inked" a background stamp with acrylic paint (lavendar) and stamped over the image.
  • After the acrylic paint was dry, I spritzed the area with a homemade color spray
  • When that was dry, I removed the mask, colored with copic markers and added Liquid Pearls as accents.


We are all using paint with the whimsical and beautiful flowery fairy images.  You will want to take the time to gaze at them on the blogs of my teammates:

Alison
Arielle
Cathy
Cindy
Jen
Juliana
Kathy
Tanja
Please join us in this "Use Paint" challenge!!!  You will be able to see the details on the A Day for Daisies Blog.

Enjoy your weekend!!  Thank you for stopping by my blog, today!  It is an encouragement to me!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Vintage Fairy

Today, my fellow design team members and I get to show you various vintage images that we have chosen from the A Day for Daisies collection. Can I just tell you how hard it is to choose!?!

Perhaps your choice will be easier when I tell you that this one is on sale this week! 
She is called "Vintage Fairy Magic"

She was colored with Copic markers, accented with Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

There are some amazing creations using Tammy's (the GENIUS behind A Day for Daisies) beautiful vintage images on the blogs of my teammates:


Alison
Arielle
Cathy
Cindy
Jen
Juliana
Kathy
Tanja


And guess what!!??!! 
There is still time to join us in our challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog!
The challenge is "Anything But a Card"~  So this is the perfect time to try out that May Day cone you have been meaning to make or whip up some little something for Mother's day!

We cannot wait to see what you come up with!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, today!  Your comments and visits are a great encouragement to us!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Little Vintage Girl's Hat

Happy Friday!
Today is one of the best Fridays in a LONG time... because I have nothing scheduled.
Much needs to get done, mind you... but nothing scheduled! Ahhh!

This week we're continuing to showcase Tammy's beautiful vintage spring hat images!
I have been excited to color "little vintage girl's hat":
Perhaps you can see that I am working up the nerve to go lineless. "No line" coloring is a goal of mine, but I am a bit timid.  So I have the lines here set to 25% transparency (I use Pages in iCloud, but the same could be done in MSWord -- I haven't figured out how to do it in OpenOffice or GoogleDrive, yet).

There are some amazing creations using these beautiful vintage hats on the blogs of my teammates:


Alison
Arielle
Cathy
Cindy
Jen
Juliana
Kathy
Tanja


Well, this is the first week of the challenge... but I missed the challenge.  It is anything but a card... and this is most certainly a card! 
BUT...
I still hope you will join us in the challenge: "Anything but a card" on the A Day for Daisies Blog.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today.