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Hippo in a Hot Rod Convertible

Hello My Sweet Friends
It's Friday and the the weekend is just around the corner.  Do you have any special plans??  I will be making some new creations and sharing either here or on my Hugs4TheHeart FB page.  I would love it if you stopped by and said hello.
Today I am sharing my DT project using this adorable image from artist Sandra Caldwell named:
Hot Rod Hippo #1627 (Link to this image in Sandra's Etsy Shop)
Here's the link to her FB Group:
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans
Sandra has so many amazing and adorable images in her Etsy Shop.  I really hope you will check them out - you will not be disappointed.  They really will make you smile.



She really makese smile.  Maybe it's because it reminds me of my mustang convertible I had a few years ago.  Plus I love hippoes.  
I colored this cutie using Copics and colors used are:
C01, 03, 05 (Hippo) R35, 37 37 (Hot Rod) Y13, 15, 17 (Dress and Bow) White Gel Pen  Small Flowers
I added the flowers the way to create the look of a frame.  I w…
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Balloon Chickens

Happy Monday Sweet Friends.  
I hope your weekend was fabulous.  Mine was spent resting and making new projects that I will be sharing soon.  Tonight I am sharing some images I colored using some fabulous new images by artist and my friend Annable Haines.  All these adorable chickens just  make me smile.  


The first image is a card and all the rest are altered playing cards and boy were those fun to do.  Quick and simple and I think I am a little addicted to making them.  


I used Copics to color them and used a variety of stencils to create the backgrounds.  I am addicted to stencils too.  LOL!!!






You can find all these balloon chickens in a set in Annabel's Etsy Shop.  The links is below.

Balloon Chickens - Knitty Kitty Designs  (Etsy Shop - Eekers)
Knitty Kitty Digi's   (Facebook Group)
I hope you will stop by her Facebook Group and say HELLO!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments mean the world to me.
Have a fabulous evening!!
With Smiles Laine DT Knitty Kitty Designs

WonderAlice Hippo

Happy Friday Sweet
Today is new release day with digital images by artist Sandra Caldwell.  As my DT project I created this card and made the image the focal point.  I love this image and wanted her to fill the front of the card.  

I colored her with Copics and used the following colors:
B00, 02, 04 C01, 3, 5 R35, 37, 39 RV02 Y15, 17 YG21, 23, 25 Green Polka Dot Washi Tape
She just makes me smile and I hope she brings you one too.
You will be able to find this cutie along with many other new images later this morning in Sandra's Etsy and here's the link:
BabyCakes Digi's and Designs
and you can also check out Sandra's Facebook Group:
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on Facebook
We have a new FB challenge that started yesterday and we would love for you to join in.  You can find all the details on Sandra's FB page.
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by to say hello.
With smiles Laine  DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans
I am also entering this card into the following FB pages and Ch…

Just Married

Happy Friday My Sweet Friends
I am so excited to share that I am back on Sandra Caldwell's Design Team.  I am back from taking some much needed rest to get my health back on track.  
I am sharing my first DT project using this adorable image called:  "Just Married" and they just make me smile.  

You can find this image on Sandra's Etsy Shop and her Facebook page:
Just Married  (Etsy)
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans on Facebook
I colored these adorable images with Copics.  I used a stencil to create the background.  I used the following colors:
C1, 3, 5 E000, 00, 11, 23, 25, 27 R20 RV11, 13, 14 V12, 15, 17 Y15
Sandra has some amazing and adorable new images in her shop and I hope you will check them out.
Have a great day!!
With smiles Laine DT Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

 I am also entering this card into the following Facebook Groups and Challenges:

I Love My Copics!





Peony Bouquet

Update:  June 2 - I just found out I won an honorable mention from Mitzi Sato-Wiuff owner of Stamps by Aurora Wings.  Thanks so much Mitzi.  



Happy Monday My Sweet Friends
It's Memorial Day here in the U.S. and a day of reflection in honor of those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe.  They are true heroes.  


Peonies are one of my most favorite flowers.  I used a digital image from very talented artist Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.  I colored it with Copics and am pretty happy with the results.  I did color the inside of the flower with a goldish yellow however you can't see that in this photo.  I decided it was time to jump into the deep end and just have fun.  It was a liberating experience and I am so eager to keep learning and grow stronger in my artistic skills.  
I used the following Copic colors:
G05, 07, 09 RV21, 23, 25, 29 Y32, 35, 38
You can find this gorgeous image and so many other's at Mitzi's Etsy Shop and here are the links:
Aurora Wings on Et…

Dahlia Power

Happy Thursday My Sweet Friends
It's been a while since my last post - my fibromyalgia pain into full gear and I spent a lot of time in bed.  I am feeling a little better and have really missed my Art time.  I hope you are all doing well and have had time to do a lot of creating.  



I am really stepping out of my comfort zone today in sharing this photo. My sister Dana surprised me with a set of watercolor pens yesterday and I was beyond thrilled. I have always wanted to watercolor but have always been a little intimidated by it all. Yesterday I decided to just jump in and have fun - and I was on a natural high. It took four do-overs but I wasn't about it give up. 
I still want to add some color to the background - just not sure what I want to do yet. I have so much to learn and so looking forward to the journey. I have started by using digital images but my ultimate goal is to be able to draw my own images as well as using watercolors.
Thanks so much for stopping by - I really app…

Re-Cycled Swiffer Dusters Box

Happy Sunday Sweet Friends
I hope your weekend has been fabulous.  Mine has definitely been interesting - and I actually felt like making a new project today.  As you can tell from the photos below I had fun re-cycling a Swifter Duster's Box.  It all started when I went through a few craft boxes yesterday from our recent move.  I was using this Swifter Duster box as a trash can.  As you can see - I have already taken the box apart.  I was having so much fun using this box as a trash can I decided to make it a pretty one and keep it.  

After taking the box apart I decided to use the box with the outside turned inward.   I cut all the pieces to cover the box and used super tacky tape for added strength.  I put the box back together again and used Washi Tape as edging for the top and bottom.  I added the butterfly since it went so well with the quote on the cardstock.  

It may sound weird but I absolutely love this small trash can and it actually fits perfectly on my craft table.  I jus…