Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thinking of You

A card I made for two challenges.  The first one is for StampTV is a color combo of white, black and red.  The second challenge is for MOJO Monday's sketch.  I love their sketches and haven't played in a long time.  I used Theresa Momber's newest set Elegant Florals 2.  I love the queen anne's lace and couldn't wait to use it.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.












Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

It's Your Birthday!

Hello, I made this for a couple of challenges listed below.

I used Cake Popper from Art Impressions.  Isn't she fun?  Such a fun image to color.  The dp is some old Stampin' Up paper I have had forever.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Art Impressions: #156 Spring Colors
Sweet Sunday Sketch #263:













Copics:B41, B45, E21, E23, E50, E51, G40, G43, R05, R30, R81, RV34, T1, W1, W3, YR24

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Go For The Gold~Thanks

Hello and Happy Monday!!
Today I have a card I made for Power Poppy's Power and Spark Challenge for March which is to Go for The Gold.
I used Dynamic Duos: Glads & Gerberas to create this card.  I used gold as a subtle accent with some fine gold thread and and gold frame around the flowers.  Unfortunately gold it hard to photograph and it doesn't show that well in my photo.  The paper is My Minds Eye, Happy Day.  The yellow dots are some that I made using pearlier beads and they are strategically placed to cover up three ink smudges, shhh it is our little secret.


Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda
  Copics: G40, G43, R35, R37, Y15, Y17, YR21, YR24, YR61, YR65, YR68


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wendy's Birthday Blog Hop!

Good Morning!

When Wendy Wyman was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design. 

For the next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and ran a printing company. 

And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.

Wendy's husband, Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.  

And so....in 1996, Wendy Wyman, and her husband Bill Welsh established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!

Today, the design team for Repeat Impressions, the Rock Stars, have joined together
with a special hop for Wendy's Birthday!

We all created ATC's for Wendy. They were mailed to Cheri, one of our Rock Stars, who has created a wonderful album for them, and sent them on to Wendy.

Wendy, you are one of the sweetest, and most generous people we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves on a team that is more professionally run,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We look up to, admire and respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!

Here are my ATC's for Wendy:
Please hop along to see what uber-fabulous projects my fellow Rock Stars have created
for Wendy!


Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!

I would like to wish Wendy the Happiest Birthday!! Also I would like to thank Cheri and my former Rock Star teammates for including me in Wendy's birthday gift and hop.
 Brenda
 Butterfly ATC:
                Stamps: Butterflies from Lighting Bug Set, Happy Birthday, A Birthday is..
               Copics: V22, V25. V28
 Hello ATC: 
               Stamps: Daffodils, Happy Hello
                Copics:B0000, G43, Y13, Y15, YG67

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

29 Again?

Hello, it has been a few weeks since my last post.  All I can say is that I have had a complete lack of any creativity at all.  As a result I couldn't motovate myself to make anything or even pop in for a quick post.  I am happy to say that I think the gray skies are clearing as far as my mojo is concerned.  On to my post.
I created this card for Art Impressions latest challenge Vintage Vibe.  I admit this is out of my normal card style and found this to be a true challenge.  In fact my first attempt is in the bottom of my trash can.  So vintage not being my style left me with very little items to work with.  So I improvised and used 29 Again? Set from Art Impressions and went with it.
Thank you for stopping by.

Brenda
Copics:BG90, BG93, E21, E50, E51, R32, R81, R83, T1, T3, W0

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Miss You Much

A card I made for Power Poppy's Power and Spark Challenge.  February's theme is The Sky is the Limit.  You are to use the photo provided or one of your own of the sky and use it as you inspiration.  I decided to take my own photo and use it.

I am lucky to live very close to the Pacific Ocean in Northern California.  I took this photo Saturday night about a mile north of my home.  Coming in from the left is where a river flows into the ocean.  It was a beautiful day here and with just a few clouds so I knew it would make for a spectacular sunset.  Back to my card.  I was inspired by the gorgeous yellow in the photo and the soft gray.  So I used those colors to create a very spring like card.  The stamps are from Power Poppy's set Azalea.

Thank you for stopping by,
Brenda
Copics: B0000, BG90, BG93, G43, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y26, YG11, YG67

Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Wishes

I made this card for two challenges: Landscaping Challenge celebrating their 100th challenge with a birthday theme challenge and Simon Says Wednesday challenge to add texture.  For texture I added a cork mat behind the main lanterns.  The stamps are Lunar Lights from Lawn Fawn.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda


Monday, February 9, 2015

Love and Chocolate

Hello today I have a card I made for a couple of challenges.  First for Art Impressions challenge, Have a Heart and second Simon Says Stamps Monday challenge Red + Pink.   I used Love Chocolate set. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!
Brenda
Copics: E000, E23, E30, E33, E43, E50, E53, E55, E57, E59, R20, R22, R24, R81, R83, R85, T1

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friends with Flair

I made this card for Unity's Friday Friends with Flair.  The stamps are Unity's Owl Pal's set.  These little owls are so sweet.

Happy Friday!!

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda
Copics:B0000, BG10, C0,C1, C3, E23, Y23, Y32, YG03

Monday, February 2, 2015

Dream Big

A card I made for Unity Be Inspired Challenge.  I went with the colors and sketch for this challenge.  I love these colors together and wanted to try them with watercolors.  The white dots were made with a Pitt Pen.  It was a super easy to make the background, the hardest part was drying as I don't like to wait for things to dry.  You can't tell by the photo, but I added some glitter to the wings.  I used Itty Bitty Dream Big for the butterflies and sentiment.   I am also entering this card into CAS-ual Friday's current challenge, watercolors and clean and simple.
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Coffee...


Today I have a card I made for Art Impressions current challenge, Java Love.  I used Cathy Caffeine set colored with copics.   The tab at the tops was made using a punch board.  I off set the green so that it would create the space for sentiment to show.

Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda 
Copics:B000. B95. B97. C0,E09, E15, E19, E23, E25, E30, E31, E50, E51, G40, R11, R32

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Glad to Know You

Hello today I have a card I made for Power Poppy's Peep of the Week challenge.
I used Power Poppy's Dynamic Duo Glads and Gerberas for the image and the sentiment.  The glads are colored with copics.  I wanted a classic and simple design so the image could pop.
Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

Copics:E55, R05. YG11. YG13, YG17, YR20