Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Old is New

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

In the Garden



Good Morning!!!

Today's theme is to create a Garden Themed Card
I decided to go with an older image from Gary Roberston Called 
Daffodil Pots. The cool thing about this image, is you can purchase it in Rubber, or in Digi Form
I used a digi image for this card, which is 5x7 so I could blow up the image to a nice size for watercolouring!

I added some black and white spatters  and some sparkly stickles for interest!

This card is going to a dear friend who is celebrating a Birthday very soon!!

I LOVE this sentiment and use it quite a lot on my cards!!!!

You can find it HERE

Be sure to go to the IO blog to see who else is sharing today!!!!


Love & Hugs
--Vicki~~




 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Alicorn Happiness



Good Morning!
 
I have another share for you from TLC Designs Stamps

I created this card with the most adorable set called Alicorn Happiness
You can find it in Tammy-Louise's shop now!!!

I created the background with Oxide Inks, A Starry Background Stamp and some embossing powder!
I coloured the sweet little Alicorns with Prismacolor Pencils and some sparkly gel pen.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment onto an oval piece and sponged the color in with the oxides!

I can't wait to create more fun cards with these sweet little fellas!!! Well Maybe they are ladies....but I do know they are Stinkin' Cute!!!!


Have an AMAZING day!!!


Xx's & Oh's

--Vicki~~
 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Impression Obsession March Release Team Favourites










Good Morning!

Today we're sharing our Fave project from the March Release


Welcome to the Impression Obsession March 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
If you came from Lynda's Blog, you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Monday March 22nd at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday March 23rd on the Impression Obsession Blog.
I am absolutely Smitten with this Lotus image.

The Lotus carries a great deal of meaning for me as it is a symbol of beauty that emerges through the mud and the muck to show it's beauty.

It is a Buddhist Symbol of Rebirth and Enlightenment.

To me it shows despite enduring hardship in life, we can make it through those difficult times to emerge stronger and more beautiful each time we conquer our fears, resolve conflict and heal emotionally, physically and psychically.


I stamped and heat embossed the Lotus image in White
This image is Lotus Flower 1
 I painted the image in with watercolours, using a combination of Daniel Smith and Prima Marketing Watercolours.

To finish off the card, I added the 


Next on the Hop:


Have an AMAZING day!!!

--Vicki~~





 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

You're Turtle-isciously Sweet!


Good Morning!!!

I'm participating in an Instagram Hop with the TLC Design Team, featuring some new release stamps!!!

I'm choosing to showcase the Turtle-icious stamp set. 
How Stinkin' Cute are these l'il critters??

For this card, I used the following items


I created the background colours using Oxide Distress Inks and then coloured the little critters with Prism Pencil, to keep the look soft and pretty!!


The Hop is actually happening on Instagram, so be sure to check out the links there

my instagram is @summerthymestudiodesigns



Have a great day!!!

Xx's & Oh's

--Vicki~~



Monday, March 15, 2021

St. Paddy's Birthday Fun!

 


Hello!

How is your week starting out??

Since we are hopping with new release stuff on the 17th and I have another post for tomorrow, I wanted to share a cute St. Patrick's Day Birthday card I made for a good friend of our Family. She's received it already, so it wont ruin the surprise!!!

I created the fun card with a variety of dies from Impression Obsession including


 I used a SUPER cute background paper from Memory Box that is cut especially to create slimline cards

Lastly, I added a little bling for a little ZING!!!

Have a lovely day~~

XX's & Oh's
--Vicki~~

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Sweetie the Dragon brings SWEET news!!!!


Good Morning!!!
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
It's back to being a bit cold here, but SUNNY!!!! Yes! I can take any temperature, so long as the Sun is shining!!!

Today, I'm sharing a sweet card I created for TLC Designs using Sweetie the Dragon as the main image, along with the Balloon and Hat from Happy The Dragon

In fact you should have ALL the Dragons from the TLC Designs Shop, they're super cute!!!

I coloured this little fella with Prism Pencils, blending with Gamsol.

See the pretty pattern in the background?
That was created with the Aztec Sunshine Die

I find all of Tammy Lynn's dies have some awesome accessories!!!!

Be sure to check out the website as she has some super cute Digi images as well

I'm excited to announce a fun week coming up with lots of new release products.

The Party starts tomorrow with a live virtual Booth Tour at 4 p.m EDT

 Join us 

HERE




I've created some fun cards for the new release and can't wait to share them with you!!!!

Have an amazing Saturday

XX's & Oh's

--Vicki~~


 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Butterflies for Momma!



Good Morning!

I wanted to share this pretty card I made for my Momma's Birthday!

She loves her cards and because she is so special, she deserves a card worthy of her!!

She also loves having her age on the card and displays it for the year when she replaces it with a new model!!!!  She looks amazing for her age and doesn't try to hide it, although most would not guess she's an Octogenarian!!! Is that how you spell it?

No matter how you spell it, she looks friggin beautiful and I think my wrinkles are starting to outnumber hers.....eeeeep!!


Look at that pretty face!!!!

Anyway, her Birthday was February 12th, but I couldn't share the card because the butterfly dies were not released until March (the large butterflies!) 


You can find the Butterly die HERE

It's called Rustic Butterfly, but I call it GORGEOUS!!! 

I'm talking about that big beautiful butterfly above the "81"

I also used some older butter fly dies you can find on the IO website


Fancy Butterfly

and the wee Butterfly set

To  showcase the sentiment, which can be found in the BIRTHDAY QUEEN

stamp set, I used the checkered frames die. 


My Momma is not only a Birthday Queen, she is just simply a Queen...Queen Mary Alexandria!!!


Love my best friend, confidante, boxing match opponent (well verbally sometimes hahaha!)

and the woman who brought me into the world and probably could take me out cause she's a hella tougher than me, to the MOON and Back!


Love you Momma!!!


XX's & Oh's


--Vicki~~





 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Darling Dragons with TLC Designs


Good Morning~

a month or so ago, I shared some cute cards from TLC Designs, a small and lovely company I started doing some design work for.

Today I'm featuring a couple of adorable stamps, coupled with an interactive die and a fun Star die.

Introducing 

&

I coloured these l'il cuties with Prism Pencils, blending with Gamsol.
I chose colours that were more neutral than the classic green and purple you see on many Dragons.
Not that I don't like green and purple... I do, I DO!!! I just wanted to showcase an alternative and more specifically softer look.

So now I have to tell you, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Star Spangled Confetti die.

With 7 (yes 7!) dies in this set, you can do all sorts of fun things!!!!

What did I do? 

Well I made those starts SWING!!!


How did I do that you ask?

Why, I used the the Double Dial Die
I'm not going to kid ya, I did find it a touch challenging to use the die by just reading the directions, but Tammy Louise, has a great video on You Tube, that makes assembly a snap!!!

You can find it HERE

So that's what I have for you today!!!

I'll be back soon with some more TLC Design Shares!!!

All I have to say is these stamps are the CUTEST EVAH and the price point is FABULOUS!!!!

Have a wonderful day,

XX's & Oh's 

--Vicki~~




 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

IO stamps March Release Celebration Hop Day 2







Welcome to Day 2 of the New Release Blog Hop!


You should have just arrived from Lynda Plecken's Blog 






Today I'm featuring dies from the super talented Anna Wight







Next Stop: Angela's Blog


We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday March 8th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday March 9th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

XX's & Oh's
--Vicki~~
 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Impression Obsession March Release Celebration







Welcome to the Impression Obsession March 2021 Release Celebration!
If you came from Lynda's Blog you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.
Each day (March 1st & March 2nd) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday March 8th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday March 9th on the Impression Obsession Blog.







My first card features the Lotus Spray Stamp 
I coloured this card with Prism Pencils and Gamsol
you can find the sentiment HERE





For this card, I layered the Beautiful Butterfly die over some patterned paper I made with the Gel Press.
I mounted the Butterflies over the Rectangle Frame for additional interest.
Lastly, I added the sentiment.
I used the following supplies on my card:


The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE
Next on the hop is the lovely Angela Bode

XX's & Oh's
--Vicki~~



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