Saturday, August 11, 2012

LIM80 - Fur or Feathers

WHEW!  I've just finished my third a row!  I think I should get a little more organized and get things posted in a timely manner! LOL!  

It's time again for the Less is More weekly challenge from Chrissie and Mandi. This being the second week of the month, our challenge this week is a one layer card challenge...and it should be a card with either fur or feathers...hmmmm....

After digging through my stamps for a while, I finally realized that I have relatively few stamps that would qualify for this challenge.  So...what to do?  Why digi stamps, of course!

This card was made with a digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I got it last year when I was inspired by a card that someone had done for the LIM challenge and just had to have this image!  Well, I finally got to use it! Colored it with Copics and added a touch of glitter to the bands and ball on the Santa hats...then stamped a sentiment from PTI.

I believe this image is also from Mo's.  I added a sentiment below the image before printing it on my card base.  I colored it with Copics...and that's about it....

This card was actually the first card I made...and it's the only one that I used a "real" stamp on.  The image and sentiment are both from Flourishes, stamped in black Mementos ink and colored with Copics.

This is another digi image I found in my file.  I have no idea where I got this image...but it's kinda cute.  I colored it with Prisma color pencils and added a touch of stickles.  Sentiment is from HA.

This last card is a just for fun card.  Our youngest son finished his last final and has graduated with a bachelor's degree (in some kind of interdisciplinary computer science).  It's taken him a few years, but he will graduate with high honors...and while getting this education, he's been full-time employed, done a little part-time work for someone else, and taken care of 3 children while his wife has been working some crazy hours!  That's dedication...and I'm so proud of him!

I found this image (again, no idea where it came from) and I decided to make a fun card to give to him for achieving this goal. Sentiment was added on the computer and the image was colored with Copics.

What?! thought I was finished?  LOL!...just wanted to share another layout I finished last week.  

This photo is my hubby when he was about 8 or 9 years old.  I have no idea where it was taken.  Papers are from Echo Park Sunshine collection.  The truck on the bottom right is a SU image that was colored with Copics, cut out with a Spellbinder die, and matted on green card stock.  The ferns are cut with a MB die.  The title work was cut with the Cameo and 4 layers were put together to form a chipboard like letter.  I made the little tags with descriptive words using an old typewriter font on the computer, then cut out the flags and backed with paper.  The "flagpole" was cut from gold paper and I added a pearl to the top of the pole. The "memories" sentiment was a very old DaisyD rubon that I've had for years. The round tag with his name and the date was made on the computer, then backed with a polka-dotted piece and cut with pinking shears. The "remember" stamp is an old TT stamp.  I added a bit of doodling and faux stitching to finish it off.  The black border is not on the was added digitally to keep the edges from fading away.

Now....I'm finished!  LOL!...Thanks a million for stopping by.  Your comments are ALWAYS welcomed!  Until next time...


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Carole said...

Hi Susan, the cards are all adorable, and I love Mo's digi stamps too. the first one is absolutely fab!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a fabulous batch of cards Susan. Great choice of digi stamps and use of colour.

I love the cat Christmas one but my favourite is the bear hug one, veryone needs a big hug from time to time.
Love Sheila x

Kathyk said...

Glorious selection of cards from you and a fab scrap layout too

Happy Sunday


debby4000 said...

WOW Susan love all the amazing cards and congratulations to your Son sounds like it was well deserved and more.
Love the Scrapbook layout too.

Mandi said...

These are all amazing Susan, they just kept getting better and better

All completely fabulous!
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

The-crafty-corner said...

Hello there-All very beautiful cards,but the little girl with the kitty cat is just scrumptious !! :) x

Sandra H said...

Gosh Susan you really have got amazing talent these are all stunning and l really like your page too! xx

Craftilicious said...

All BRILLIANT as usual Susan but the hug one is my fave - I love that Mo image. the double bird image is by birdie brown (I think)
Love the layout - cute font - which is it?

Judy1223 said...

Susan, you know I am in AWE of you every time I stop by! Just when I think I saw the best card, you have yet another one, and another, and another! (And then an awesome layout to boot!) These cards are all CAS one-layer perfection with AWESOME coloring on every one! Well DONE!

Also, congratulations to your son...kudos to him for working so hard toward his goal while all of those other time-consuming daily life responsibilities are on his plate. He is going to go FAR in life!

Suze Bain said...

Susan, your colouring is fabulous - what a fantastic set of cards. A super pic and layout too and big congrats to your clever boy! xx

Linby said...

I love the first card, I have the image on the second one and never even entered my head to use it! Great set of cards as always.
Well done to your son, I know how hard it is to work and study.

Lynne said...

Tremendous selection of cards Susan, love them all, especially the first one.
Lynne xxx

Debs M said...

love all your makes, great colouring x

Jo said...

WOW!! All are just fab!!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Susan, you've been one busy lady! I'm glad you've had some stamping time. These digi images are adorable and so much fun. You colored them so well! I especially like the hug card. I might have to look for that image.

Chrissie said...

Another super set Susan... I love Mo's images, maybe I should try a little colouring again... you've inspired me!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Rosemary said...

i always know i'm going see a boat load of fabulous creativity when i come to your blog, susan! once, again, this week is no exception!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fabulous! I never even think of digi stamps and these are so great. (I have too many stamps that have never been inked yet to allow myself to open up that avenue!) I ADORE that last one, what a crack up!!

Brilliant layout of hubby, too, Susan!

Gay Peplow said...

WOW You have been busy Susan, Gorgeous creations, I love this selection each one is brilliant! I do have a favourite and I think it's the glittery chick, his expression is wonderful:0) Great pic and LO of your husband, lovely lettering too, Gay xxx

Sue said...

A lovely set of cards, Susan. I especially like the first one. Its so cute and I love cats! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Sue xx

Claudia said...

Hi Susan, wow, you have been working hard for the current challenge at "Less is More". They are all great and funny and romantic and just lovely.
Thank you very much also for your visit and your so lovley comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

Vicky Hayes said...

Your cards are all fabulously cute this week Susan! I love your layout too - the flagpole with the little banners is a great idea.

Jenni's Jems said...

wow Susan where do you find all of these fabulous images absolutely brilliant cards ! x

kingstonmama said...

Oh my gosh. I love every single one of these cards. They're fabulous and your coloring is stunning. Love, love, love! Ann

Valerie said...

Hi Susan My favourites are the first two, love the singing cats and the furry hug! Fabulous LO, love the signpost banners, great idea.
Val x

Aileen said...

Wow you've made a super entry of cards. Love those singing cats and your layout is fab. what a super use of the truck again. x


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