Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's a Good Day

  Finally . . . I am beginning to feel like making cards again. I've been able to think, design, create and keep my mind on my card project from start to finish today.  Now the return of my cardmaking mojo might have something to do with:

   1) receiving top honors on several cards recently (check out the Challenge Wins & Recognition tab for details)

   2) being 1 of 2 lucky winners (out of 231 that entered)--sponsored by Papercrafts Magazine-Moxie Fab World/Cath.  My prize? A wonderful papercrafting package. . .the Lakeside Collection from Pebbles.  I can't wait to show you what I create with it, so stay tuned.

   Or, maybe it was the fact that I received a really cute digistamp just so I could enter a challenge. Wow, how cool is that--getting a free digistamp before entering the challenge.  The stamp is "Harriet - At the Beach" and you can get it through this Friday at Crafty Sentiments Design. . .click here to check out all the details about the free digistamp and challenge--the theme is "We're Going on a Summer Holiday."

  Lately, I'm really having trouble with the colors showing true--hmm, time for a new camera. . . or maybe just a better photo-taking-area and lighting . . .or new photo editing software. . .or maybe they're just off on my computer.
   Anyway, the hot pink and bright green solid cardstock are from Bewitched by DCWV.  The DPs are from Simply Fabulous-Brooke by Making Memories. Ribbon and hot pink rhinestones are from my stash.
   This was my first opportunity to try out the new brown Copics I recently bought. I'm still learning, but I'm happy with the way the image looks--at least in person {smile}.

   The sentiment is computer-generated (created by me) using a free font by Creating Keepsakes.  So many words came to mind, but I needed a thank you card, so I thought this would work.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  > Crafty Sentiments Design: "We're Going on a Summer Holiday"
  > Twist of Faith Card Challenges: #48-Children (and include an uplifting sentiment)--my sentiment, "what a lifesaver" is on the inside and I feel it's definitely encouraging and uplifting.
  > Addicted to Stamps Challenge #56: Anything Goes
  > By Lori Designs Challenge #52: Designer Paper
  > Pollycraft Challenge #4: Fun in the Sun
  > Nutcrafters #48: Summer Sunshine Fun
  > Paper Pretties Challenge #269: You Shouldn't Have-Thanks So Much
  > Scrappers Delight Challenge: #4-Inspired by a Song (my song was Pontoon by Little Big Town; I had this song in my head the whole time I was working on this card LOL)
  > Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge . . . Anything Goes

Keep Crafting,


  1. Oh, this is so cute! Love the new image! You've made her look fabulous! Your design and sentiment are wonderful! So glad you joined us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W :)

  2. Heather, this is adorable! I love your suited to the digi! I'm happy to see you joining us this week at Twist of Faith! Hope to see you share with us more often!
    Tracey F., DT Twist of Faith

  3. That's just fab. Love what you've done with Harriet. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

    1. Eek. I just reread the challenge and realized that she was called "Harriet." I went by the title of the jpeg that was sent to me. Sorry :(

  4. Heather...I love your precious card and your magnificent choice of colors, papers and design. And you encourage me to try those Copic pens...great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith this week. Hope to see more of your designs.

  5. Heather, I'm glad your mojo is coming back - and wow - it's back with a bang because you made an adorable card!!! Such a fun summer card. Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith this week. Come back again week after week and share your beautiful talent. :)

  6. What a gorgeous card and such a fitting message too. Thanks for joining us at pollycraft x

  7. She is so cute great lo & colouring.
    Thanks for joinng us at scrappers delight

    Tracey dt

  8. Congrats on the recognition and wins!This is such a cute card, and such great colouring!

  9. This is so pretty! Your cute image is beautifully coloured and I LOVE your choices of DP and layout. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  10. super cute card and your image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at By Lori Designs.

  11. I love pink and green and you've put those colores together beautifully and the inside of your card is as pretty as the face.
    thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

  12. CUTE cute cute! Love your colors, the papers, the layout, the image, your coloring and the wonderful sentiment on the inside. Pretty much love it all! Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  13. This is lovely Heather, I adore this layout you have used and your work on the Freebie is awesome, beautiful coloring!! So glad your mojo has been sparked again and congrats on all your fabulous honors!! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Nutcrafters this time:)

  14. Such a sweet card, love your design and image. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this tie.
    Cathy xx

  15. Gorgeous card Heather :-) the image and whole design is fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  16. Gorgeous card Heather, the image is adorable and I love all the layers.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  17. What an adorable card you have created! So happy you joined in the By LORi Designs fun and shared your sweet card! Blessings-LORi


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