Lily Pad Palette Challenge

Hello Friends, Before we get started I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I really appreciate you taking the time to click over to the Penny Black Blog yesterday and leaving sweet comments!! Another thanks to some of you for checking out Kristina's last auction.  :)

Today at the Lily Pad blog these is a new Palette challenge with some new colors. Please keep in mind these colors are a starting point to get you going and you are more than welcome to add colors and suggest colors. This month "A Day for Daisies" is Lily Pad's sponsor. I have to say you will swoon when you look at these fanciful images.

I used four distress inks to create the background and did some stamping and distressing on top of the inking. I ended up cutting out the entire image, popped up the leaves & fairy wings with Scrap Dots.

Don't you love this sentiment?? You may have guessed that it's from SRM stickers and it's one of their newest releases. First I distressed a circle then applied this sticker sentiment.


The white gel pen worked great to highlight the sentiment on the smooth surface. I also added some dots to the leaves and wings. The image was colored with Copic markers.

I would love to hear if there is any request for videos? I am getting closer and getting excited to share with you. :)

Did you know that this is a BIG month at Simon Say's Stamp's blog? It's called "Stamptember & they have lots of exciting things going on. Does prizes interest you...I hear there are a lOT of them?? Check it out hereHave a fantastic weekend and thanks again for your support it's greatly appreciated!! Hugs, Kathy



This way or that ?? With Mimi or without??

Hello Friends :) Anything new since yesterday? I hope only good stuff.
Today is my day on the blog at Penny Black. Did you know that Penny Black gives prizes for comments if you are a club member and don't forget about the weekly challenges too.... more prize opportunities :)

While we are on the topic of "club member" don't forget that you get first crack at the photos of the newest stamps and special project cards etc.

You most likely know that we are featuring the Mimi stamps on the PB blog so without further a do I present my card to you. I like how it looked before I added Mimi and her pooch as you see below. I can't wait to ink up the other stamps in this transparent set called "Christmas Express".  The "Holly Tree" is a cling stamp and you can make a quick Christmas or holiday card with it.

There's lots of little details in this card. The first thing I did was stamp the tree with black ink on watercolor paper. I colored the holly leaves with Tombo water color quick and easy. I wanted to make the trunk of the tree taller and thicker and to achieve that I used markers the same markers from Tombow. The snowy hills that are super easy to cut & layer. I think that this glitter is what made these snowy banks super cool as in temperature


After "coloring" the leaves and berries I used my paint brush to dab on some green stickles on the leaves. Looks so pretty in person :) Notice the berries?? I applied red stickles on the berries THEN I added a blob of glossy accents on top.... it gave the berries such a nice, round, sparkly and a realistic look.


I distressed the background, stamped the snowflakes with "Crystalline" (I use this set all the time) with white ink and then dotted with a white gel pen. Mimi & her pooch were colored with Copic markers and I used the new Copic paper that really blends the colors faster than regular white paper. If you give it a try I would love to hear what you think. I stamped on her hat with this & added falling snow on top.

It's always a luxury when I have time to finish off the inside. I love the metallic inks and wanted to give the inside a different look. I stamped this elegant sentiment on vellum and some more of my snowflakes.
I hope your day is a happy one and thank YOU for your visit. Hugs, Kathy
P.S. If you want to see a few cards with the "Crystalline" snowflake transparent set click here, here & here.

SUPPLIES: for the cards


Mimi and Caylin's Cure for Diabetes

Hello Friends, How has your week been? Since school has just begun (my DD is a junior this year... it's so surreal) I find it nice to get back into a routine.

Supplies will be listed below the post. 

This week at the PB blog we are sharing our wonderful Mimi images so keep an eye out for my card on Thursday *wink*. Also I have begun to learn the world of editing...videos! So stay tuned for that. If there is something special you might like to see please send me an email request. :)

I also want to let you know about a very important cause DIABETES. The ever so talented & the sweetest girl you will meet,Kristina Proffitt,is raising funds in her daughter's name. Caylin was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last March so, Kristina (Caylin's mom) has started "Caylin's Cure" which is their way to raise funds to fight this disease that effects so many lives!  


Kristina is hosting an auction on her blog HERE for 2 pieces of art that were custom designed just for this cause by  Lori of Fresh Picked Whimsy.   

This is one of them.

I am sure Kristina would love it if you could just pop by and say hello. Thank YOU for reading this post and I am always grateful you stop by. I know I say that a lot but, they are more than words....I mean it.
Have a great day! Hugs, Kathy

P.S. I almost forgot!!!!!! The winner of my blog candy is 
A big congrats to you Katie. I will email you shortly. 

Supplies for the card:

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