Just because

Hello friends!

My card today features an adorable images called ‘Perfect Walk‘ from All Dressed Up Stamps. What a little cutie!!

I absolutely LOVE Wendy’s little girl images!! We don’t always need a special occasion to send a card, sometimes ‘just because’ is the only reason you need!

The image was printed on X-Press It Blending Card and was colored with a combination of markers and colored pencils.

~Copics and Prismacolor Pencils~
Skin: E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Hair: E47, E35, E53
Oranges: YR24, YR15, YR14, YR12 YR21, YR20 – PC1032, PC917, PC1012
Teals: BG13, BG32, BG11, BG10 – PC905, PC992, PC289
Grays: C4, C2, C0
Greens: YG25, YG03, YG21, G20 – PC988, PC1096

My card base measures 6″ x 5″. The dies are from La-La Land Crafts and My Favorite Things. The sentiment was created in Microsoft Word.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

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Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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You’re a shining STAR

Hello, hello friends!

I am back today with a new release cutie from All Dressed Up Stamps called ‘Star‘. I fell absolutely in LOVE with her!!

It wasn’t until I had her started that I thought of the idea for the background.

I printed this adorable image on Neenah Desert Storm paper and colored her with the following colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Skin: 941, 1081, 1017, 1092, 939, 927, 997, 929, 938
Hair: 947, 945, 1034, 948, 1082, 946, 1094, 1012
Purples: 935, 1009, 995, 934, 993, 938
Blues: 935, 901, 1025, 1022, 1024, 1086
Star & Letters: 1082, 1034, 942, 916, 1011, 914, 938, White Gel Pen
Bear: 1082, 1034, 942, 1093, 938, 929

I had the idea of a shining star behind her, but of course didn’t have quite the right stencil for what I had in mind. So…I used drew it in freehand and crossed my fingers and toes that I could get the spacing right.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

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Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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HELLO THERE

Hello friends!

I am back today with another cutie from All Dressed Up Stamps. This little sweetheart is called Dog Walker. I absolutely love that sweet little braid she has in her hair…so utterly adorable!!

Walking with our dogs was my intention 5 years ago when we got two Mini Australian Shepherd puppies. They however do not like to walk on the country roads next to the cars…and they eat things faster than I can see what they put in their mouths. So needless to say I still walk by myself.

I printed this cutie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00
Hair: E57, E55, E53
Dress & Boots: BG13, BG11, BG10, BV20, Y00, BV23, R43, RV42, R30, R00, C4, C2
Backpack: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, BV23, R43, R30
Bunny: C4, C2, C0, R20
Dogs: E34, E31, E30
Grass: YG67, YG63, YG61, G43, G40

The dies are from Sunny Studio Stamps and Magnolia DooHickeys. I layered the flowers together and added a single stamen to make the flowers look a little more 3D.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

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Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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There’s always a reason to Smile

Hello crafty friends!

This sweet image brings back SO many memories of when I was in grade school. My favorite thing to do at recess was play jump rope with my friends. I was so proud of myself when I mastered how to do the double dutch!

This little sweetheart called ‘Skipping Girl‘ is from All Dressed Up Stamps.

I printed this cutie patootie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E74, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Hair: E57, E55, E31, YR21
Pinks: RV09, RV55, RV02, RV10, RV00
Greens: G28, YG67, YG17, YG11, YG03, YG01
Yellows: YR24, Y15, Y11
Jump Rope Handles: E44, E43, E42, E41, E11, E21, E000, E57, E55
Shadowing: W2, BG01, BG0000, BG70, Colorless Blender

The dies are from Magnolia, My Favorite Things and La-La Land Crafts. The paper is from the Carta Bella Flower Garden Collection, and the flowers are from I Am Roses.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Remember to join in the fun and enter your All Dressed Up projects in the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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Seas the day

Hello friends!

A couple weeks ago I went to the shores of Lake Superior with my cousin and did this exact same thing…took my shoes off and walked in the water. It felt so good to simply relax and soak in the sounds of the waves.

Today I am sharing this super sweet image called ‘Ship Ahoy‘ from All Dressed Up Stamps. I really love this image!

I printed this adorable image on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with the following markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Hair: E59, E57, E55, E53
Flowers: YG17, YG03, C3, C1, YR23, Y15, Y11
Sea Shells: E71, E70, R12, R11, R00
Reds: R89, R46, R27, R24, R22
Grays: C4, C3, C1, C00
Water: BG45, BG02, B02, BG11, BG10, B000, B00
Island & Trees: E59, E57, E43, G28, YG67, YG17, YG03
Sky: B00, B000, B0000, BG0000, CB
Clouds: C3, White Colored Pencil
Sand: E31, E43, E42, E40, E30, E50

I drew the island with the palm trees in by hand. I just picked a starting point and started sketching them in with the lightest color markers for that area. The dies are from Memory Box and Gummiapan.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

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Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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Let’s go swimming

Hello everyone!

If you follow my blog you probably have figured out that you rarely see boy theme card amongst my posts…even though I will soon have 5 grandsons! My favorite color is pink, which doesn’t work too well on boy things.

With that being said, I was assigned this cute little boy called ‘Duck Swim‘ to work with for my new release project for All Dressed Up Stamps. While scrolling through Facebook I saw a card designed by the very talented Maartje Kraaijenhagen and thought maybe I could cross my fingers and toes and hope that I could color something similar…lol. I asked her if she would mind if I used her design of course…and this is what I came up with.

I am SO proud of myself that I was able to achieve what I had in mind!!

I printed this adorable little one on X-Press It Blending Card and colored him with the following markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Hair: E59, E57, E55, E53
Oranges: YR18, YR16, YR15, Y38, Y35
Yellows: YR23, Y35, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00
Reds: R89, R46, R27, R24, R22
Grays: W6, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00
Greens: G28, YG67, YG17, YG13
Crab: E99, E97, E13, E11, E21, Y32
Sand: E55, E33, E31, E30, E41, E40
Water: BG45, BG02, B02, BG11, BG10, B000, B00
Sky: Y00, Y000, YR31, YR30, YR000, RV000, R0000, BG01, B91, B0000, BG0000
White Gel Pen

I thought about adding a sentiment, but couldn’t bring myself to cover anything up!

Just look at that adorable little face! He’s just needs a little friend to go swimming with him…

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

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Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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Birthday Girl

Hello everyone!

Oh how I remember birthday parties for my girls when they were young. With three girls it was always so much fun coming up with a theme and putting it all together to make a special day for them.

This little cutie from All Dressed Up Stamps is called ‘Birthday Girl‘. She was a complete joy to color…and of course she had to have some pink on her…lol!!

This little sweetheart was printed on X-Press It Blending Card and was colored with the following markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Hair: E57, E35, E31, YR21, E51
Greens: YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00
Pinks: RV04, RV02, RV10, RV00
Grays: C5, C3, C1, C0
Shading: BV20, BG70, BG0000, Colorless Blender
Grounding: W3, W1, W0, W00
White Gel Pen

The dies are from Reverse Confetti and Poppy Stamps.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

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Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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forever friend

Hi friends!

We all have those certain people in our lives that will be a forever friend no matter what. I hold those special loved ones dear to my heart.

My DT project today features an adorable image from All Dressed Up Stamps called Country Girl. How sweet is she?

I printed this little cutie on Neenah Solar White 80lb paper and colored her with the following colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Skin: 1081, 1017, 1092, 939, 927, 997, 938, 929, 928
Hair: 946, 1082, 941, 945, 942, 1012
Blues: 1088, 1063, 936, 1086, 1021, 1067
Pinks: 1031, 929, 928, 1014, 1013
Greens: 908, 1096, 912, 120, 1089
Greys: 1054, 1052, 1051, 1050
Yellows: 1034, 1033, 916, 940, 914, 140

I altered the image a little bit so I had room to fit her in the die cut shape and had room to add the sentiment. I also changed the opacity of the image so the lines were lighter.

The dies are from La-La Land Crafts and Cheery Lynn.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

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Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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Just between friends

Squeeeee…how stinkin’ cute are these little ones?

My DT project for All Dressed Up Stamps today features the adorable image called ‘Two Little Fairy Mice‘. It looks like they’re sharing lots of little secrets.

I printed this sweet image on Neenah Desert Storm 80lb paper and colored it with the following colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Mushroom Tops: 1029, 929, 995, 994, 993, 934, 928, 1014, 1013, 1004
Stems: 936, 1088, 903, 919, 1076, 1074, 1072, 1070, 1085, 1084, 1094, 1028, 941, 942, 916, 940, 914
Spots & Underside: 936, 1088, 903, 919, 941, 942, 916, 940, 914
Mice: 1054, 1052, 1051, 1050, 929, 928, 1014
Dresses: 208, 936, 1088, 919, 903, 938
Wings: 994, 929, 928, 1013, 919, 1004, 938
Tights: 1029, 929, 928, 938

I kept the layering pretty simple so the image would pop. The dies are from Memory Box.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Remember to join in the fun and enter your All Dressed Up projects in the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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You’re the best

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing my DT project for All Dressed Up Stamps. This gorgeous image is called ‘Best Mummy‘.

As we don’t use ‘Mummy’ here in the United States, I removed that portion of the stamp in Photoshop which left me a blank slate to use the image for something different.

I printed the image on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and colored it with the following colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~

Pinks: PC1009, PC994, PC993, PC929, PC1014, PC938
Blues: PC1022, PC1102, PC919, PC1024, PC1087, PC938, PC935
Yellows: PC1033, PC916, PC1011, PC140
Greens: PC935, PC908, PC109, PC912, PC913, PC989, PC120, PC1004, PC1089
Background Shading: PC936, PC1088, PC1020, PC1021, PC1008, PC956, PC934, PC1026, PC289

I created the sentiments myself, using Microsoft Word for the printed words, and my Cameo Silhouette for the die cut word. The remaining dies are from Pinkfresh Studios, Magnolia Doo-Hickeys, and La-La Land Crafts.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Remember to join in the fun and enter your All Dressed Up projects in the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

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