Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Colors Challenge with The Stampsmith

Hi Dreamers!
The first of the month sure seems to roll around quickly these days.  LOL  And, the first means it is time for a new challenge theme at The Stampsmith's Challenge Blog. The new theme for the month of April is:


We would like to see all the lovely colors of Spring on your Stampsmith project.  You will have all month to complete your project that uses a Stampsmith image.  At the end of the challenge, a random draw will select one participant to receive a full sheet of rubber from The Stampsmith (a $21 value!!!)  
For my Spring Colors Design Team project I used a stamp from the Full Sheet Called "Thank Heaven For Little Girls 1".   Here is what the whole set looks like.

Adorable, is all I can say!!  Here is my card.

The Spring Sentiment is from the Botanica Full Sheet.   All the papers and the ribbon are from Stampin' UP.  I stamped the darling little girl with Tuxedo Black dye ink from Memento on glossy white CS.  I wanted to add a touch of color to the photo stamp.  So, I colored the flowers with Copic Markers.  The Copics worked well since I stamped with dye ink.

A Few Fun Challenges for my Spring Girl:
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Fashionable Stampers: Spring is in the air
Scrap Birz: Copics and Spring
Sweet Stampin: spring

I hope you will stop over and check out all the other Design Teams projects and take the Spring Colors Challenge!!  I would love to see what you come up with.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I spent all day yesterday making cards with my stamping buddy, Sharon.   We attended an event planned by our friend,
Suzanne.   We made 14 super fun cards and had a great time crafting together.  We also picked up some retired Stampin' Up products for our stashes.  Very fun!!!   Well, have a great day!  Love ya.


  1. this is a lovely card. I just love how you colored in the flowers!

  2. Love how you 'colorized' the photo, just like a photographer did to my 1 year-old portraits in the 60s! It's so sweet with a colorful bouquet on your little girl.

  3. I really like this, Karen! The colored flowers really makes that B&W pop!

  4. Hi Karen, beautiful image made into a very pretty card. Lovely vintage feel to it too.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  5. Oh my, that little girl is just so precious and I love how the flowers pop with color in her basket! Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  6. Hi Karen :)

    This looks gorgeous! Love the sweet image and the pink papers and details! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  7. What a pretty card ..
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

    Janneke XO

  8. Hi Karen
    Isn't she perfect for the FSC Spring Is In The Air challenge.
    Thank you for entering your pretty card.

  9. What a sweet image. Love how you've coloured the flowers! Thanks for joining us on Color Me Creative this time and good luck. xx


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