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May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day

Just a quick note to say "yes" I am still alive and that I have been real busy with schooling. That will soon be over for another year and maybe, just maybe, I will find my creative side again soon. Lol.

 Just wanted to share this video that really encourages us as Moms to not give up.  That when the going gets tough, get tougher. That when the weakness comes admit it and find strength in God. That when sadness comes and you want to just cry, have a real good one, but than start over again. Why, because what we do doesn't require perfection but a heart that is full, that is unstoppable, that is in love with those who have been entrusted to us and because we have been given a heart to serve, to make the world a better place. So today of all days I would like to wish all of you who are mothers and all of you who are not, but still invest into the lives of others, the best day ever. May it be filled with much love, happiness, laughter, and peace.

Until next time, take care of yourself and each other.

March 1, 2014

Doodle Pantry March Release

Just popping in with this card that I made for the new release over at Doodle Pantry.  

This card uses the Carousel Horse 2 Set 

Check it out in the store.

I first started out making a card that used distress inks to create a background scene that
 had the circus tent nestled behind some hills, but it really didn't look that great. After asking the opinion of others, I decided to cut out the portion that I had colored and adhere it to white cardstock and use it again. So in my second attempt, I decided the colored images would look better against kraft card stock which was mounted to a black card stock base. I wanted to give the idea that the Circus Horse broke away from the circus act and was now free to run wild! Not sure that I provided that or not, but I do like how it turned out. I used Ranger Distress Inks, a purple one called Seedless Preserves and Walnut to provide shading around the outside edge of the card panel. Tombow Markers were used to color the horse along with Staedtler watercolor pencils. I used my favorite white marker by Faber-Castell to out line and add highlights to random areas in this creation.  I added pearls to complete the finished product. 

Close - Up of Coloring

Card is being submitted to following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz - 2W, E3 (W2 of 2) # 12 Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - W, 1E, SIO - Make it Simple
Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  2W, 1E, SIO (challenges listed in tab at top) - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays -  Anything goes (must be uplifting, no dark images or themes
7 Kids College Fund - 2W, 3E, SIR - #94 Anything goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #37 Anything goes/Swirls and Pearl
Inklings and Yarns - 3E, JFF - Always Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry Challenge#44

 This tent was a coloring book image I found on Google and isn't a part of 
the stamp set. To see more of the new release make sure to check out the 
company blog here. There is still time to play along with the Doodle Pantry sponsored challenge over at Cupcake InspirationsGreat way to win some digital stamps. 

I trust that your all doing well and enjoying hopefully the last of these cold winter days. I love winter but it is time for some much needed warmer Sunny weather. Just want to let you know that I love your visiting and pray that I have inspired you in some special way. Wishing you many creative days. 


February 26, 2014

New Butterfly

Just a quick post to share another card using this beautiful set below. I so love the boldness and crispness of this set. Make sure to check it out in the store and get your set!!

I created this card using the colored version of this butterfly, but I did print out two copies. The second one was fussy cut and placed over top of the first one with pop dots to give some dimension and depth. The card front was distressed with Ranger Distress Inks and Blending Tool. I also added orange bling to the butterfly to tie in the dark orange/rust color ribbon. To bring it all together I adhered the front panel to another panel of white and then to the teal color card base. Love how the butterfly really makes the sentiment from this set pop!!! 

This is a close up of how I popped up the image with pop dots and added the bling. 

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:

Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #267 Ribbon and Lace
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E2, Must Be Square #25 Anything Goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday W #260 Less Is More
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #121
Party Time Tuesdays W3E (2E anything goes wk) - PTTYDD #161 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E, - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown W- #184 AnythingGoes 
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Add a Butterfly

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations and don't forget to check the blog on March 1st at noon for our new challenge. I trust that your all doing well and that it is not to cold in your part of the world. Sunny day here today but it is real cold. 
Hopefully this butterfly reminds you that spring and summer are on their way. Lol. 

Trusting that today is one filled with many wonderful blessings!!

February 12, 2014

A Flowery Thank You

Just wanted to pop in with another card that I created. This card is for a special lady who always seems to do so much and without ever being asked. Her faithfulness to others is always in the forefront and I have been on the receiving end of her kindness many times. I am so thankful to God for her caring ways. 

Check out Doodle Pantry Challenge #43

This card was created based on this sketch.  Love their sketches. 
My circle cut out of the embossed card front is actually flipped around so the hole is towards the bottom portion of the card instead of near the top like you see in the sketch below. 

I used the following Doodle Pantry stamps for this card. 
Check out Hydrangea.

Religious Sentiments ( This one is a freebie)

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Miriam's Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge - M, 1st Wed., E4 - Flowers
Mod Squad Challenge - W, C5 - Flowers
The Sketch File M, JFF - Sketch*
Great Impressions - M, 3E, SIO - (February) (2nd Week) Floral Images.
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #119

Thanks for dropping by and look forward to seeing you again.


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All the contents of this blog including but not limited to designs, concepts, and photographs are COPYRIGHT 2009-2014 Dana Colbourne. I have put a lot of work in these creations and would appreciate that you use them for inspiration and enjoyment. They are for personal use only and they are not to be copied or used for publications or contest. Thanks for stopping by and supporting me on this fun journey!