Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Leigh has a brand new blog hop firing off today to celebrate the Bubbly Depths SVG and Cutz Collection! We will run through the June 30th so check out all the details HERE and find the linky party, too! Make a splash this month and enter your Bubbly Depths SVG Cutz, mermaid, ocean, sea and nautical themed makes for this fun blog hop!
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Gosh and Gee! I have been reclaiming my pool after about 5 years and it is whipping me and my good intentions and keeping me from participating as much as I wanted to in the blog hop! Hopefully when I am able to cool off during what promises to be another hot one down here it will have been worth it! I grabbed a delightful image from The Paper Shelter, Halloween Rules and used the colored version and the background that was included. I don't do this very often but I wanted to play these last two days!
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time to bring the Mer with a touch of Ween to my blog hop play list! I put together an underwater scene with Merwich, the Ocean Scenery and the Oddleigh Raven. I colored the scene up with markers and scanned into Procreate to add some underwater magic! Oddleigh Raven has taken a potion to help him breathe as he stays close to Merwich!
Yep! Another month has flown past my window and it is time for my midway post for Ike's World Challenges #144 Anything Goes/Birds or Butterlies! You decide what you wanna do and drop it off for us to have a look see! My pick this month went to this adorable little bird sitting atop a stack of books! I love birds and I love real, hold in your hands books (and my daughter is a librarian 😄). You can find this happy bird at Ike's Art.....Bird Books! And on a side note: Ike's Art has some of the best images at really low prices!
Monday, May 17, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Do you know what happens when you unscrew the barrel of a Nuvo shimmer pen instead of popping the top off? Well, a few tears as you watch your colored pencil Kitty Geisha Doll begin to drip because of course! this happened right over the project :( Thank goodness Leigh's cutie pie image is sooo sweet I felt like I could just roll with it!
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Remember I said I wasn't afraid of my Cricut?? Well, I tempted the high Cricut ruler and was slapped back down to reality! :) Nothing really that dramatic I just got a couple of layers mixed up when I was cutting them out and my cherry blossom medallion still turned out really great! (My humble opinion, of course!) I used Leigh's SVG Lace Cutz Medallion Set and it is a beautiful set!
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
What a trifecta of blog hop goodness! The Cherry Blossom Mer-Ween Hop by our favorite designer, Leigh! My offering tonight was created in Procreate on my iPad and can I say what a wonderful program Procreate is for a very reasonable price! I love it lots! I do still prefer to create something I can hold in my gluey hands at the end of the day but there are times when health issues prevent me from sitting at the craft table. Knowing I am not the only one with this issue, I am quiet happy to show some creations made digitally with Leigh's gorgeous New Releases, too!
Friday, April 30, 2021
Ike's Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge, I decided to stamp a sentiment on him (park lane clear stamp) and give him the bright colorful background he needed to soar in! He has grown on me! 😽 The cutie is by Polkadoodles and he is a freebie! Purr-fect Wishes!
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
I don’t know about you all but life needs to slow down just a smidge so I can catch up! My azaleas and wisteria have bloomed and been washed away before I could even get more than a quick pic of them! Oh well, it is mid-April and time for me to show you the cutest dang image in the world by Ike’s Art 🥰. This set is Gnome’s Beach Set! This took me back to my 12 year old self and grabbing these little suckers at the fair! I got this set last November? maybe, and although I have NOT wanted to rush our cooler weather away, I was eager to use this one! So here they are all dressed up (well, you know what I mean!) and ready for Ike's World Challenges #143 Springtime/ Anything Goes!
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Last one with I haven't a clue how many minutes to spare so here goes!
The bats are from Leigh's Ghost Balleigh Monster's Set and the digital paper is from Gecko Galz "Star Crossed" The pun is from welovepuns.com and I really couldn't resist it!
I really can't get enough of the Batleigh Bats aka Bram, Grimm and Betsi! I found the blog hop last night so I could only muster one new project but I thought I would reshare the drama of the bat signal being answered by....you guessed it- The Batleighs!
The faBOOlous Batleigh trio by LeighSBDesigns is out to try their best to spook us! Watch out! Grimm, Bram and Betsi Batleigh have the light of the bat world behind them as they swoop into our homes!
I used a Halloween lantern cut file from Dreaming Tree that was a freebie! Sadly no vellum was to be found in my stash so parchment paper it was colored over with a yellow marker. Then it was all up to a bit of glue, some fussy cut out Batleighs, and some twinkle lights stuffed in the lantern!
I am ever so late to the party but I am off to post my lantern at the International Bat Appreciation Day Mini Blog Hop presented by LeighSBDesigns!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Well, I am officially a year older since Monday but in this past year of uncertainty and worry I am wearing this birthday like a badge of honor for sure! Spring is coming in like a lion here in the South and I do hope it goes out like a lamb! I haven't played as much as I wanted to at the Spring Blog Hop hosted by Leigh; time just is not slowing down a jot around here!
I am still playing with my marker classes. This was a bonus lesson from Kit and Clowder. Each month if you are a member of the pencil or markers (or both) classes you receive a free bonus lesson. This was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and I have a very few of the greens in Copics. This will look good in a frame I think! :)
The Spring Blog Hop linky party is HERE with all the details on how to play plus the Hop Rules! The hop closes at 5 minutes 'til midnight pacific on March 31st.
Friday, March 19, 2021
I am in love with the Baby Bunny Balleigh Monsters that Leigh has set free with her Spring New Releases! This set comes with three adorable bunnies and a delightful bunny border! I am particularly all a giggle over Baby Balleigh Monster BunBun! I do hope that doesn't offend Nibbles and Tipsy!
After being inspired by Leigh's ornament for St. Patrick's Day (check out the new releases all things green at LeighSBDesigns, too!) I made this door/cabinet hanging ornament. Still playing again with the Spectrum Noir markers while waiting to augment my Copic markers :) The balloons are from Romeo Balleigh Monster's set! I used a white gel pen and my white Prismacolor pencil to try to soften some of the colors that went too dark. I inked the edges with worn lipstick and mowed lawn Distress Inks.
I was going to publish this on the 14th and somehow lost the post in the muddle of my life! This was for Ike's World Challenges and it is so spring time I wanted to put it in the blog hop!
This is from the Japan World Tour Series by Ike's Art! I love cherry blossom season in Japan so I used the Japanese characters for cherry blossom, sakura no hana, for the sentiment. More info on the my blog post for Ike if you would like to see it.
The hop opens today at 9am pacific and closes at 5 minutes 'til midnight pacific on March 31st.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Wow! I have been enjoying the awesome spring projects that you lovelies have been posting! I have been lurking 😜 but will be commenting soon! I am referring to the amazing Spring Blog Hop being hosted by LeighSBDesigns!
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Hi ya! It's the middle of March already??? Time is simply scampering away so quickly for me! Anyhoo, let's check out Ike's World Challenges #142 Anything Goes/Monochrome! I am obsessing over cherry blossom season this year. We had planned on going to Japan again last March but I need say no more than that on that subject! So I am virtually experiencing Japan and creating along those lines. I used the cherry blossom image from Ike's Japan World Tour Series.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
We want to reach 250 followers at Ike's Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge! Ike is offering a PURR_fect Candy treat giveaway..just comment and put this photo below in your sidebar!
This ends in less than an HOUR!!! EEEK! So my kittie-rific project was to use the amazing freebie for February from Alice Kats to make a .gif to encourage everyone to follow up and check to make sure you are following the challenge blog! I know someone who wasn't much to their surprise! If you guessed it was me you are right but don't gloat just go add the photo to your sidebar and comment and spread the love!
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
It's challenge #141 Tic Tac Toe/Anything Goes at Ike's World Challenges for February! Here are your choices if you wanna play tic tac toe but remember we are always Anything Goes if you want to play that way!