Monday, August 29, 2016

Sun and Sand Hippo

Happy Monday My Dear Friends

Today I am sharing my DT card using a fabulous new image from artist Sandra Caldwell called "Sun and Sand Hippo."



It was such a fun scene and image to work with.  I used Copic's to color her.  I will be back with a list of colors I used.


Here is the link to this adorable image and Sandra's Etsy Shop.



We hope you will stop over at our Facebook page and join in the fun.  We have a lot of fun and Sandra sometimes surprises us with some fun games and adorable prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your taking time to leave a sweet comment.

With smiles
Laine
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans



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


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Sheriff

Happy Tuesday My Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a new image called "The Sheriff" by artist Lisa Bloobel.  I think he's such an amazing image and he was pure joy to color.  


I colored him with Copic's and created the background with a stencil.  

Here's the link to Lisa's Shop where you can find all her one of a kind and quirky images:


and

Here's Lisa's Facebook Group:



I really hope you will check out her Facebook group.  You will see so many wonderful images of her's there.

I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges and Facebook Groups:





Have a great week!!

With smiles
Laine

Monday, August 22, 2016

Clean Be Clause

Happy Happy Monday Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT card using a new image from artist Sandra Caldwell called #987 Clean Be Claus.  The link is below in Sandra's Etsy Shop.  



He was so much fun to play around with.  I used a brick theme stencil to make the background look likes he's actually just getting out of the shower.  He looks so clean doesn't he??  I colored him with Copics and used various Christmas theme cardstocks to create the card.

Its so hard to believe summer is almost gone and Christmas is right around the corner.  

Sandra has some amazing new images in her Etsy Shop as well.  Here's the link to her actual shop and our Facebook Group:



We would love to see you over at our Facebook Group.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments.

With smiles
Laine 
DT Sandra Caldwell 

I will also be adding this image to the following Facebook Groups and entering into the following challenges:









Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mixed Media Sunday - Summer/Nautical/Sea

Happy Sunday Dear Sweet Friends

Why do weekends have to pass so quickly?  I hope your's is fabulous and you were able to craft to your heart's content.

Today I am sharing my Design Team project with Mixed Media World.  The theme is Summer/Nautical and it's so fun to see all the different ways my other design team members interpreted the theme.  Here's the link to the Mixed Media World Challenge:

Mixed Media World Challenge Blog

There is also a fabulous GiveAway by our founder Ingrid.  We have reached 400 followers and we are celebrating.  You can find more information with the  link above as well.  It's also where you can see all the fabulous projects created by the rest of the team.



My base of my project is an old beat-up 4" x 4" canvas.  The other supplies I used are:

Gesso, Molding Paste, Acrylic Paints, Beads, Perfect Pearls, Old Pin that I think it looks like a plant and 2 Octopus.

Our sponsor this month is 3 images from Old Vintage Shop on Etsy.  

We sure hope you willl join in our challenge this month.  It doesn't matter what your mixed media skills are - just join in the fun.  And check out the fabulous giveaway by Ingrid.  She's put together an awesome package of goodies.

Have a great week.

With hugs and smiles
Laine 

DT Mixed Media World













Friday, August 19, 2016

Pigeons and Petals

Happy Friday My Sweet Friends

I am so ready for the weekend - what about you??

Today I am sharing a card I made using this adorable new image from artist Sandra Caldwell called: "Pigeons and Petals."


I absolutely love this image and decided to have some extra fun with it.  Truth be told I was on a second do-over (I messed up my coloring) when it occurred to me to use my stencils on the birds.  I have been having this addiction with my stencils lately and using them on these birds was perfect.  I used Copics to color as well as add ink with the stencils.  

Here are the links:




I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

With smiles
Laine

I am also entering this image into the following challenges and FB groups:


















Monday, August 15, 2016

Zomballs???


 Happy Monday My Sweet Friends

This is my second post today - it's been really crazy at my home the past couple of days and I am playing catch up.  

I am so excited to share this image - now keep in mind I am not a huge fan of Halloween but these adorable images by Knitty Kitty kind of stole my heart.  It was a little touch and go in the coloring department but before long I was having so much fun.  Annabel Haines artist of Knitty Kitty Designs has such cute and fun images.  It's so much fun being on her Design Team.  These little guys are called "Zomballs" which is hilarious.  Here's the link to this image in Annabel's Etsy Shop:


And here's the link to her Etsy Shop:



I used Copics to colors these Zomballs and used a brick background stencil on the table and back wall.  I also fussy cut the images out so I could add them at the very end.  It's a real joy to color Annabel's kitty images.  You really should take a peek at her Etsy Shop.  She also has a fabulous Facebaook page and the link is below:


Thanks so much for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments.

With smiles

Laine Kammeraad
DT Knitty Kitty Designs

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges and Facebook Pages:




















Halloween Jacko Fella

Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  
Today I am sharing my DT card using an image from the very unique and talented artist Sandra Caldwell with BabyCakes Digi's and Designs.  

I think he is quite handsome even though he doesn't get a lot of kisses.  I colored him with Copics and created the sentiment just for fun and giggles.  I hope it makes you smile.
You can find this image (as well as many more) in her Etsy Shop and here's the link:


We would love to have you join Sandra's Facebook Group 




Thanks so much for stopping by and as always, I really appreciate your comment.  They always make my day.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans









Monday, August 8, 2016

It's all about the New PURRMAID

Hello My Sweet Friends

I have another card to share with you today.  I have used this amazing image from artist Annabel Haines owner of Knitty Kitty Designs.  This is Annabel's newest image and our DT had so much fun creating different projects using this image.  As you can see by mine below I did some different ideas on this one. 



For some reason I wanted to use my white gel pen and added a few white dots here and there on the card.   Hours later I added more and more and more until I felt I had enough but then thought it looked like snow.  I was laughing so hard but I actually like it.  I love these adorable "Purr"maid images.  Here's the link to her Etsy Shop:


And here's the link to her Facebook Group 


We hope you will stop on over and check out the creations by her Design Team.  They are all fabulous.

Have a great week!! Thanks so much for stopping by and I always appreciate your sweet comment.




With hugs and smiles
Laine
Knitty Kitty Designs

"Two, Two Two Cards Instead of One!!!"

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing two cards I made using the same image from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  I just fell in love with this image and as you can see below - each card has a different look.

This image is called: #976 - Summer Hairdo and here's the link to this fabulous image as well as Sandra's Etsy Shop:

#976 Summer Hairdo

BabyCakes Digi's and Designs

Marker's Papers and Digi's




We would love to have you join our Sandra Caldwell FB Group and I have added the link below:

Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Group

I am also entering the following challenges & Facebook Groups:

No Rules Creations

Hugs4TheHeart Designs Facebook

Kit and Clowder

Adult Coloring WorldWide

I Love My Copic's

Donna Marie's Coloring World

Marker's Paper's & Digi's






Have a blessed day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell 

Monday, August 1, 2016

An Ugly Sweater Penguin

Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a quick DT project I made using a fabulously new image from artist Sandra Caldwell.  This adorable image is called "Ugly Sweater Penguin." 


Here's the link this adorable image:  Ugly Sweater Penguin

Here's the link to Sandra's Etsy Shop:  BabyCakes Digi's and Designs

 He's just so cute and I decided to make an altered small composition notebook.   I colored him with Copics and used a Snow Marker to create the snow.  Since penquins love snow - I just had to make some.  I also used some black and white twine to wrap around the left edging of the composition notebook.  

The Copic Colors I used are:

C3, C5, C7
G 40, 43, G46
R27, R29

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it and your taking time to leave me a comment.

With smiles
Laine

DT Sandra Caldwell 





Sunday, July 31, 2016

Flower Lady

Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my Design Team card with The Classic Design Team Opwn Challenge Blog.  Our sponsor this month is Ching Chow Kauk and I am using an image called Flower Lady.  Isn't she a fabulous image?  Here are the links to:



This current challenge #5 will run from August 1st through the 28th.

Classis Design Team Open Challenge Blog

I used Copics to color this image.  I used the following Copic Colors:


E000, 00, 11
R81, 83, 85
YG21, 23, 25


Thanks so much for stopping by - I always appreciate it.  I also hope you will check out Nikki's Etsy Shop.  She has such a gorgeous array of images.  Lots and lots of eye candy.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Classic Design Team Challenge

Friday, July 29, 2016

It's a Relaxing Kind of Day - Grapes vs. Bubbes

Happy Happy Friday My Dear Sweet Friends

It's Friday and I couldn't be happier.  It's been a really busy week and I am TIRED!!  LOL

Today I am sharing a project I made using this adorable image by Sherri Baldy.  



There is quite a story behind this project and it still cracks me up.  I absolutely love this image and wanted to create something fun with her.  I came across the rub-on sentiment "Be Unique" in my old stash and it was perfect.  So because of this sentiment I decided to color all the bubbles purprle.  I thought it would be fun and "unique,"  As I started putting the lace around the outside edges it hit me like a baseball bat across my forehead - "Oh my goodness, it looks like she's sitting in a tub full of grapes."  Panic set in.  I showed my sister and she said, "Sis, I can't lie, yes they look like grapes."  Yep, so it's up to you sweet friends - you can decide for yourself - do you see bubbles or grapes?  Please leave me a comment letting me know what you think?  

I am also entering her into the Besties UK Challenge which actually ends later today.  Here's the link:


Have a great weekend!

Hugs and smiles
Laine 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sandra Caldwell Birthday Blog Hop


UPDATE:  7/30/2016

It's time to announce the winner of my giveaway for three of Sandra Caldwell's amazing images.  I had hubby draw a name from all the comments I received in this post and the lucky winner is:

Dana Johnson

Congratulations Dana - please send me an email at LaineK65@gmail.com with your three choices of image's from Sandra's Etsy Shop.  If you have any questions please let me know.  

Thanks for such a great blog hop in honor of Sandra Caldell's Birthday!!

With smiles and hugs

Laine 






GOOD MORNING!

We are celebrating the very talented Sandra Caldwell's Birthday (which happens to be TODAY!) with a birthday blog hop. 

Won't you please help us celebrate?!



We have each made a creation with images from her Etsy store.

Piggy the Party Animal


If you arrived here from  Sharon Rogers , YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

In case you get lost, here is your line-up.

So hop on over to Delores Miller and see their wonderful creation.

Start at the beginning

Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Timeline 

Holley Tondre Barnhart

MaryAnn Samuelson

Dana Gebhard Johnson

Sharon Rogers 

Laine Kammeraad-Smith

Delores Miller

Cathy Preissing

Donna Mundinger 

Elizabeth Perez-Collazo

End here and wish Sandra Caldwell a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Timeline 



(Starts July 28th at 7am PDT and ends July 29th at 7am PDT)

Monday, July 25, 2016

"Under Purr"

Hello My Sweet Friends

I am back with another DT card that I created using a new released image from Knitty Kitty Designs (Annabel Haines).  This image is called "Under Purr."  I think that's just purr-fect - and Annabel comes up with the cutest names for all her Kitty images.  


Here's the link to her Etsy Shop:


I colored this image with Copics and it was so much fun.  At first I thought it might be a little to detailed but it actually wasn't.  It was such a joy to color this adorable image.  We hope you will stop by her Facebook Group and say Hello.

Here's the link to her FB Group page:


Thanks for stopping by - I always appreciate it.  And your comments mean a lot to me as well.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Knitty Kitty Digi's

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:


I have also shared this image at the following Facebook Groups:







Garden Hippo

Good Morning Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a DT card I created using an absolutely adorable image by artist Sandra Caldwell.  This image is called "Garden Hippo #783 and is available in Sandra's Etsy Shop.  I absolutely love hippoes and this one just makes me smile.  And this is just one of many adorable images created by Artist Sandra Caldwell.  

To create the background I used the new Distress Crayon's by Tim Holz. I love those crayons - they are so much fun to work with. I used Copics to color this adorable hippo. And since I love hippoes - this one just makes me smile every time I look at it.

Here is the link to Sandra's Etsy Shop


Here is the link to Sandra's Facebook Group


We would love it if you would join our FB group.  We have a lot of fun with challenges, and giveaways and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your sweet comments.

With hugs

Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:




I have also shared this card at the following Facebook Groups:

Marker's! Paper's! Digi's!

I Love My Copics

Hugs4TheHeartDesigns


Donna-Marie's Colouring World