Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kitty Love Blog Hop - and the WINNER IS:


Final Update - Febraury 15th


Well sweet friends the Knitty Kitty Blog Hop is over and we all had such a great time.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the rest of the Design Team blogs as well.  

It's also time for me to announce the winner of the absolutely adorable Knitty Kitty Digi's named KleoKatra.  And the winner is:

((((((((((Drum Roll Please)))))))))

Hetty Sanders

Congratulations Hetty!!!!  We really appeciate your joining in our blog hop.  You will be receiving your image soon.

With smiles
Laine 

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Happy Valentines Day Sweet Friends

The Giveaway has now ended. 
Winners from the BlogHop will be announced tomorrow. 



UPDATE FEBRUARY 12th

There's two days left in the Knity Kitty Blog Hop.  There is still time to enter and join in the chance to win some images from our GiveAway.





Oh My Sweet Friends
It's blog hop time with Knitty Kitty Digi's.  This hop will be running between February 6th through Valentinues Day.  Knitty Kitty is celebrating reaching 150 members on her Knitty Kitty Facebook group and sharing some love for Valentines Day!  I am so thrilled to be a part of this event.  The blog hop starts today and ends on Valentines Day. 



Here's the project I created using this absolutely fabulous image.  How cool is this CleoCatra?  I love her!!!  I decided to create a project using a 5"x5" wall plaque so I would be able to hang her up in my craft room and enjoy her every day.  I hope she gives you a big smile!!!  

The Knitty Kitty Design Team has created some great projects to share with you and we would so love for you to join in our blog hop.  And here are the details and ways you could win extra images:

1.  Every one who comments on my post will have an opportunity to win the image I have used in my DT project.  The winner will be chosen by random generator and the winner will be chosen on Valentine's Day.  

2.  If you would like even more chances to win - the rest of the Design Team have their own Knitty Kitty images that can be won by commenting on their blog posts as well.  All the links are listed further down in my post and winners will be chosen on Valentines Day.  All winners will be chosen by Random generator.  

3. Knitty Kitty Designs is now on Instagram and Annabel is having her own GiveAway.  The final prize package will be all 6 new images for one lucky winner.  And she even has more ways you can get extra entries.  If you want more information or have questions just head over to the Knitty Kitty Digi's Facebook Group.  Good luck to all of you!!

Knitty Kitty's Digi's on Facebook

Thanks so much for stopping by and you will find all the links to the other Design Teams blogs below.  

Cartway Cards - Annabel

Have a great day, have fun and Happy Hopping!!

With Hugs and smiles
Laine
DT Knitty Kitty Digi's

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

QKRStampede Challenge #229 (2 days)

The Crafty Addicts Blog  (20 days)





Saturday, February 11, 2017

Have you ever seen a Hippo Oct-O-Pus??


Hello Sweet Friends

I hope you are all doing well.  

Today I am sharing my DT project with this adorable image from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  She's called:  Hippo Oct-O-Pus


She is one of many new fantastic digital images from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  I absolutely loved coloring her and hopefully the background looks a little like life under the sea.  LOL!!!

I colored her with Copics and used the following colors:

B02, 04, 06
C0, 01, 03, 05
YG21, 23, 25

I used a colored pencil to give her some rosey pink cheeks.
I also used some Nuvo Crystal Drops (I love thes Drops).  I used the drops on the ends of her tenticles.  I wanted a little bit of glow on them.  The sentiment is a rub-on from my stash.  

I hope she gives you smile.

You can find this image (and the other new ones) in Sandra's Etsy Shop.  Here's the links to her Etsy Shop and FB Group:



Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean so much to me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

I am also entering this project into the following Challenges/Facebook Groups.

















Friday, February 3, 2017

Football Play

Hello Again My Sweet Friends

I am back for my second post today and I am sharing my second Design Team project.  Oh my gosh - I just love this guy.  He makes me smile!!!  


This handsome guy is named:  Football Play #1337.

I decided to create an art journal page using him and so glad I did.

I used Copics to color him:

B93, 95, 97
C1, 3, 5,
E000, 00, 11
YG21, 23, 25

I hope he brings you a smile too!!  He will be listed in Sandra's Etsy Shop soon.  As I stated in my earlier post we are having our first contest on Sandra's Facebook Group.  I will add the links below:


Have a great day!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine 
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans



It's Fashion Day - It's All About The Winter Outfit

Oh it's finally Friday My Sweet Friends 

I hope you are doing well and having lots of crafting time.  I am so excited about today - I have been patiently waiting for this day for quite some time.  We are finally able to share some of Artist Sandra Caldwell's new images for 2017 (and it's only just begun).

I am sharing my first DT card using one of Sandra's new images.  This sweetie is called:  Winter Out #1332.  And she will be listed in Sandra's Etsy Shop later today.  And I will be sharing one more DT project a little later today as well.  


For some reason I just wanted to smother her in purple with her darling outfit.  I hope she brings you a smile.  

We are also having our first contest and it's called: "Glamour Girls."  Holley is in charge of this contest and she chose six amazing images from Sandra's Etsy Shop.  And Sandra graciouslly listed those six images at $1.50 so it's a perfect time to join in.  I have listed all the links below:



Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean the world to me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's a Bestie Day!!

Happy February My Sweet Friends

I hope you are all doing beautifully and having lots of time to craft.  I know I am finally getting some extra time and I am loving it.  Today is a Bestie Kind of Day and I am sharing my Design Team card using this adorable image by Sherri Baldy.  It's also time for this month's Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off!!  We really hope you will stop on over and join in our challenge this month.  Looking forward to seeing your cards/projects this month.



Here's the link to this adorable image:  Bestie Image 867

Here's the link to Sherri's Shop:  My Besties on Etsy

She was a joy to color!!  I also used Rub-On's to create the three borders around her.  I cut out some extra hearts and added those as well.  I hope she brings you a smile like she does me.  

I used the following Copic Colors:

B00, 02, 04, 06
E000, 00, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18
R20
RV00, 02, 04, 06

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always make my day.

With hugs and smiles
Laine 




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Emmy's Hat

Hi Sweet Friends

I am so thrilled to be sharing my DT project with the Classic Design Team Open Challenge.  We are being sponsored by Sheep Ski Designs and it's been so much working on my Design Team project.  


I used this gorgeous image called:

Emmy's Hat - Image No. 41

You can also find 

SheepSki Designs on Etsy

Sheep Ski Digital Stamps on Facebook

If you are on a Design Team we would love for you to join in our February Challenge.  Here's the link to the challenge:

Classic Design Team Open Challenge for February


There are so many chances to win and these are the different categories:


PRIZES
1st Prize
Runner Up
DT Favourites
Highly Commended
Best Technique
Special Mention

Thank you so much Andrea for sponsoring our challenge this month.  It was awesome working with this fabulous image you created.

With hugs and smiles
Laine 
DT Classic Design Team Open Challenge


I will also be entering this project into the following challenges and Facebook Groups:


And adding more Sunday - 2/5/2016



Monday, January 30, 2017

Back in the Posting Saddle Again and It's a Bloobel Kind of Day

Hello My Sweet Friends

I think I am finally back in the crafting and posting saddle again.  I am getting  a little more settled from the move from Washington State to Oregon.  I am still trying to figure out how to get my craft area set up.  We are temporarily staying with my sister until hubby finds a new job.  I even ended up spending a couple days in the hospital but turns out it was nothing serious and that's good news.  

I also thought it would be fun to share the card I made using this amazing image from Artist Lisa Bloobel.  It's an image we are using for her first progressive challenge which ends tomorrow.  I had so much fun with this image and we had to fill in the sign with our "protest" message.

(Second Version)

As you can see this one looks a lot different than the one above.  I had just finished coloring her and added all the signs and put her off to the side on my table.  A few moments later hubby sat down but spilled his coffee which actually had more cream than coffee (hence the color - LOL).  It wasn't funny at that particular moment but I am thrilled it turned out the way it did.  I am much happier with my second version.  What do you think???
 
If you would love to join in Lisa's monthly progressive challenge here is the link for more information:


 Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean the world to me.

With smiles
Laine 



Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Besties Kind of Day

Happy Happy Sunday My Sweet Friends

Boy am I behind on everything and it's not my favorite kind of feeling.  I am however back on blogland and so delighted to be here.  Hubby and I ended up having to make a sudden and quick move from Washington State to Medford, Oregon.  And I can honestly say I am feeling so much better in so many ways.   Still have way to many boxes to go through (that are all in storage) and tring to put my craft area back together again.  I have finally realized it's going to take time (probably a lot of time) but I know eventually it will fall back into place.  My sister and my brother in law graciously opened their home for us to stay until we could find our own place and not have to be under the stress of trying to do everything in a short perios of time.  We feel very very blessed!!!

I am also back to share to my January mid-month reminder project using this adorable image called #440 from Artist Sherri Baldy.  


You can find her here on Etsy:


There's still plenty of time to join in our challenge and it's always Anything Goes.  We have some great prizes and we would love to see your creations.  

Here's the link to our current challenge:


Just scroll down until you see where you can add your entry.

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always mean a lot to me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT My Besties Color It - Create It - Show It Off


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



Sunday, January 1, 2017

My Besties January Challenge

Happy January My Sweet Friends

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!!  And it's hard to believe it's already 2017.  Why does time have to pass so quickly??

Today begins our first challenge for 2017 and it's always Anything Goes.

I am sharing my DT card using a Besties Image named:




You have plenty of time to enter our challenge and we are really looking forward to your amazing submissions.

Here's the link to our challenge at:


The Design Team has some amazing images to share with you and please stop by and say hello.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT My Besties Color It - Create It - Show It Off

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It's Winter Time In Bestie's World

Good morning Sweet Ladies

It's definitely winter here in Washington State - we are stuck at home (and I like it that way) due to lots of snow.  It's so beautiful and quiet.

It's also a perfect day to share my Besties Design Team project using this super sweet image by Sherri Baldy.  This is my reminder post for the current challenge going on over at Color It Create It Show It Off. and there is still time for you to come and join us.  

I am using this adorable image called Digi Image 454 and this is the link to her and Sherri's Etsy Shop:




Here's the link to this months challenge at the:


Color It Create It Show It Off December Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and we really hope you will join in our challenge this month.  Looking forward to seeing you over there.

With Hugs and Smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT My Besties Color It Create It Show It Off

I am also entering this card into the following challenges and Facebook Groups:

Hugs 4 The Heart Designs on Facebook


The Copic Scoop on Facebook

Passionate Paper Creations

Markers! Papers! Digis!

Adult Coloring WorldWide






Monday, December 5, 2016

Bow Fairy

Happy Monday Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing this adorable image from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  She's called "Bow Fairy" and is in Sandra's Etsy Shop.  Here are the links to Sandra's Etsy Shop and to this adorable image:



This cutie just makes me smile!! I decided to make a small altered composition book.  The photos below show one with a frame around it and the other is just the composition book.   





This was actually a pretty quick and easy project and I know a little girl that's just going to love this notebook.

I colored her with Copics and used the following colors:

B02, 04, 05
E00, 000, 11, 13
N5, 7
R20
RV19
YG21, 23, 25

Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope you will join us over at Sandra Caldwell's Stamp Fans Facebook Group.  Here's the link:


With smiles
Laine
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

I am also entering the following challenges:








Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's a Bestie Kind of Winter

Happy Happy Wednesday (Thursday) My Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing a Design Team project I created using this adorable image from Artist Sherri Baldy.  I made a gift bag out of cardstock and then used the finished image on the front of the bag.  I had no idea what I was doing to make a bag but it was actually quite easy.  


I am afraid the bow looks scrunched and it's because I had to scan it due to it pouring rain outside.  The bag measures 6" x 9".  

Here'e the link to this image in Sherri's Shop:


and here's the link to Sherri's Shop:


This little cutie was a joy to color.  I just love her outfit.  I used two dies to create the background behind this image.  I did fussy cut her out so she would fit on the base of the smaller scalloped circle.

I used the following Copic Colors:

E000, 00, 11, 13
B00, 02
C0, 01
G40, 41, 43, 46
R20, 89

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments always make me smile.
Have a great week - and the weekend is almost here.

With hugs and smiles
Laine
DT My Besties Color It Create It Share It.


I am also sharing this in the following challenges and/or Facebook Groups:

Crafty Bloggers Network

Passionate Paper Creations

I Love My Copics

All Our Cards Here








The Beautiful Mermaid

Happy Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my Design Team Project with The Classic Design Team Open Challenge using this absolutely fabulous image by Artist Julia Spiri.  I love mermaids and this one is fantastic.  


Here are the links to this beautiful image as well as Julia's Etsy Shop.

Mermaid

Julia Spiri Etsy Shop

I used Copics to color her as well as to create the background.  And then I used  die to create the card (they are all one piece) as welll as the black background.  I was really inspired to use the colors I did because it seems like such a surreal moment in time.  

I used the following Copic colors:

B00, 02, 04
E00, 000
V01, 05,06, 09, 17, 28
RV02, 04, 17
Y01, 04, 08, 13
YG21, 23, 25
YR04, 07, 09

I used Little B Scallops Dies - Large One

I also used a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen to create the dots on the image.  It was actually quite fun to do.  

I hope you feel some inspiration from todays card.  And remember anyone who is on a Design Team is able to enter into this challenge.

I appreciate your stopping by and I your comments bring me a big smile.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Classic DT Open Challenge

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





Monday, November 28, 2016

Snowed In Trailer


Happy Monday Sweet Friends

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and special times with family and friends for those of you in the U.S. anyway.  And of course I hope all my friends had a great weekend.

Today I am sharing a card I created using this FAB new image from Artist Sandra Caldwell.  


This image can be found in Sandra's Etsy Shop and is called:  


This trailer reminds me of so many happy childhood memories of camping and enjoy the gorgeous outdoors.  Of course, we never did camp in the winter.  

To create this card I decided to do some paper-pieceing on the trailer.  I colored the top of the trailer with Copics.  I used the following Copic Colors:

C3, 5, 7
YG95, 97, 99

I used the Snow Marker to create the snow.
I used a rub-on flower for in the window.
And finally I used a White Gel Pen to create the snow flakes.

I hope you wil check out Sandra's Etsy Shop - there are so many amazing digital images to color and enjoy.  We would also love it if you joined our Facebook Group and here's the link:


Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean a lot to me.

With hugs and smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:







Monday, November 21, 2016

Pork Jumper


Happy Happy Monday Sweet Friends

It's been a while since I have posted but I have been super busy behind the scenes.  I will be sharing soon - once I get everything organized.

I had so much fun coloring this adorable pig and he goes by the name "Pork Jumper."  He is another one of artist Sandra Caldwell's amazing images and there are many more where this one came from.  And here's the link to this handsome guy below:



And here's the link to Sandra's Facebook Group:


I hope he brightens up your day!!

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad
DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans


I will also be entering him in the following challenges and FB groups:








Monday, November 14, 2016

Besties November Challenge - Mid-Month Challenge Reminder

Happy Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends

Today I am sharing my DT poject with Color It - Create It - Show It Off.  

It's mid-month and so this is my November reminder project using:

Sherri Baldy Image 460


Here's the link to Sherri's My Bestie Shop:

My Besties Shop


She was a joy to color and I had so much fun creating this card.  So there is still plenty of time to join in our November Challenge.  Here's the link:

Color It - Create It - Show It Off Blog Challenge

The Design Team has some great inspirational posts to share with you to help get your creative vibe going.  It certainly works for me. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments means the world to me.

With smiles and hugs
Laine
DT Besties Color It - Create It - Show It Off.



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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Elvis the Elf

Happy Happy Wednesday Sweet Friends

I am beyond excited today - I can finally share my card using a fabulous image from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  I am one of the Guest Designers for the November/December Issue of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine.  It's so EXCITING!!!


And here he is the link to this handsome elf:


Here's the link to the Through The Craft Door Facebook Page:


Copic Colors Used:

C3, 5, 7
E00, 000, 11, 50, 51
G40, 43, 46
R20, 25, 27, 29
Y26, 28
Gelly Roll Glitter Pen
Signo-Uni-Ball White Gel Pen
White Lace
Green Cardstock Border
Misc. Pattern Papers and Cardstock

I really appreciate your stopping by and saying hello.  

With smiles
Laine
Guest Designer for TTCRD Magazine (Nov-Dec Issue)
Guest Designer: Laine Kammeraad - Elvis the Elf
Core dinations cardstock: BlueMy Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6"x6" PaperGraphic 45 Merry Mistletoe Cardstock -(sentiment)White LaceGreen Lace Cardstock Border (Green)Gelly Roll - Glitter PenSigno Uni-Ball White Gel PenCopic Colors:C3, 5, 7E00, 000, 11, 50, 51G40, 43, 46R 20, 25, 27, 29Y26, 28




Guest Designer: Laine Kammeraad - Elvis the Elf
Core dinations cardstock: BlueMy Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6"x6" PaperGraphic 45 Merry Mistletoe Cardstock -(sentiment)White LaceGreen Lace Cardstock Border (Green)Gelly Roll - Glitter PenSigno Uni-Ball White Gel PenCopic Colors:C3, 5, 7E00, 000, 11, 50, 51G40, 43, 46R 20, 25, 27, 29Y26, 28Guest Designer: Laine Kammeraad - Elvis the Elf

Core dinations cardstock: BlueMy Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6"x6" PaperGraphic 45 Merry Mistletoe Cardstock -(sentiment)White LaceGreen Lace Cardstock Border (Green)Gelly Roll - Glitter PenSigno Uni-Ball White Gel PenCopic Colors:C3, 5, 7E00, 000, 11, 50, 51G40, 43, 46R 20, 25, 27, 29Y26, 28



Guest Designer: Laine Kammeraad - Elvis the Elf
Core dinations cardstock: BlueMy Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6"x6" PaperGraphic 45 Merry Mistletoe Cardstock -(sentiment)White LaceGreen Lace Cardstock Border (Green)Gelly Roll - Glitter PenSigno Uni-Ball White Gel PenCopic Colors:C3, 5, 7E00, 000, 11, 50, 51G40, 43, 46R 20, 25, 27, 29Y26, 28