HLS October 2015 Sketch Challenge

Happy Little StampersHi! I’m so happy that you’ve come to visit. 🙂 This is the first of two posts today. If you are looking for my MMCC post please click on the photo below to go to that post:


I have a bright Autumnal card to share with you today for HLS’ October 2015 Sketch Challenge.

This month’s challenge is sponsored by:

Winner will receive a $5 discount code to the Happy Little Stampers store!


Random Draw with chance to win 5 digis

This month we have the fabulous Valentyna of “Flourishtina” as our guest designer.  Please drop by and welcome Valentyna. 🙂

Here’s the Sketch:
Yet another fun sketch!

Here’s my card:


I used SU’s Vintage Leaves and the corresponding dies. I colored them in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers with a red/orange/yellow ombre color combination. Then I blended the colors with an aqua-painter brush. I did some fussy cutting on the sentiment strip, the wavy dotted line and the “clouds”.

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The sentiment is from PTI’s Scripted stamp set and the dotted line is from PTI’s Southwestern Style Stamp Set. I can’t remember the name of the embossing folder, but it’s made by Sizzix. I’m going to play along at The Daily Marker’s: 30 Day Coloring Challenge,  Uniko’s Challenge #25: Autumn/Fall with a twist of Thanks, Time Out’s Challenge #41DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #165 THEME:  FALL, Virginia’s View #19: All Things Colored, SSS Monday’s Challnege- Ombre, SSS Wednesday’s Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #203: Anything Goes and at The Male Room’s Challenge #20: Autumn/Fall.

IMG_0414edited Please stop by Happy Little Stampers to see what the rest of the Design team came up with for October’s Sketch challenge. You have the entire month of October to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Guest Designer – JUGS Challenge #312 Photo Week

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you today with my 4th post as a Just Us Girls September Guest Designer! I have had a great time at JUGs this month and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along with the challenges. This week is Photo Week Challenge #312:


I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope you enjoy seeing it. 🙂


I used PTI’s Flower Favorites stamp set, along with a Close to My Heart set entitled Your Own Kind of Beautiful. The embossing folder is from We R Memory Keepers Spotted 2-Pack.

Here’s a quick slide show of some of the steps I used in putting this card together. I’m going to play this over at Seize the Birthday’s Anything Goes.

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I’m also going to play at Fusion’s Peacock Dynasty challenge this week.

IMG_1158editedWell! This is the final week of September and my last post as GD at JUGs for the month. I would like to extend my thanks to the entire team for giving me this great opportunity. I look forward to playing along with you in the future.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thanks to Gloria for sponsoring WAW and to Karen from WAW, from whom I won the sentiment and butterfly stamps!

Honored to be Guest Designing for:

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My 4 cards for JUGs’ September 2015 Challenges: