Friday, February 19, 2016

Tag, You're It! Challenge #41

I am so honored to be the hostess today for a new challenge over at Tag, You're It!  I hope you will be inspired to play along. 
I water colored this sweet duo from Penny Black's stamp set, Smile All Day using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and some Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  Those Zigs are a little out of my comfort zone.  It helped when I stopped trying to use them like Copics, and let them be themselves.  I partial die cut the image by cutting the fox's tail and pulling it to the top side of the die cut as I sent it through the Big Shot.

Supplies I used:
Penny Black, Smile All Day
Memento Ink, Desert Sand to stamp the image
Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Main Street Tag die
Zig Clean Color Brushes 45,28,23,60,65,24,10,50
Distress Ink Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon in the background
Tim Holtz water color paper
Mama Elephant Hello diecut
PTI Summer Sunrise cs
Archiver's Promotional pattern paper from years ago (not sure what company made it)
Making Memories fibers Sherbet (2005)
Button from my stash
Thanks so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you will check out the amazing design team's creations over at Tag, You're It! and join in on the fun! 

Just a quick update: surgery on my right shoulder went well and I start physical therapy today.  I hope to be back to commenting more soon.  Have a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine Balloons

In my last post I said I was back from the Christmas break, but here I am again without a post or comment for well over two weeks! Ugh!  The nice part was, Our family just got back from a week long break from the cold and snow.  We went on a cruise!  It was so much fun and great weather too.  Now, getting back to normal life, I have to let you know that I won't be around much for a while.  I am scheduled for surgery to repair a rotator cuff tear in my right shoulder.  Apparently I won't be using my right hand even to type.  No crafting either!  So I thought I'd leave you with a Valentine message given by all five friends from the W+9 Going Places stamp set.  Thanks so much for your patience, and I will be back as soon as possible.


Supplies used:
W+9 Going Places
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
PTI Pure Poppy cs
Doodle Bug pp
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die
Doodlebug sequins
Scraps of red cs
Paper Studio card base
Thank you so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne