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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Love is in the AIR!

Pulled this card out of my 'Post' file... so many cards in there ready to go, but other priorities I guess. When I ran across this freebie image by Elizabeth Dulemba, it made me laugh and I just knew I wanted to color it up with Copics for a quickie card. A second print allowed me to fussy cut and layer the pool toy - creating the depth.  Glossy Accents over the spots really enhanced the 'made of plastic' look for the floating toy and die cut clouds on foam tape added to the dimension.   Copic colors I chose were pulled from the background paper - a scrap from the Blue/Green drawer.

Which leads me to this digression:
One of my organization tools that I find really helpful is this small [approx 18" x 7"] plastic set of drawers labeled with five color groups [Metallics, Reds/Purples, Yellows/Browns, Blues/Greens & Whites/Blacks].  It sits on the back of my desk and when I clean my desk off, [which occurs when the available workspace is reduced to a 6"x 6" space], then it is easy to separate all the papers into the five groups and into the corresponding drawers.  When the drawers get full, I go thru and weed out the sizes or colors that I would least likely use.  This builds in an automatic limit on my scraps collection - definitely a welcome plus for an out of control paper hoarder.

When I need an accent color, a colored mat or need to stamp a sentiment, these are at my fingertips.


Simon Says Wed – Layer it Up
As You Like It – Fave Die & WHY [One of 3 favorite dies - I hate making clouds and this makes it easy!]
Inspiration Destination #142 – ATG
AI-Art Impressions Challenge #224 – Feel the Love
SheepSki Designs #10 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #43 - ATG Always
Oddball Art – Feature a Creature
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP
Sweet Stampin' – Valentines/ Love
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafting From the Heart -#191 ATG Always
Addicted to Stamps & More -  #277 – Make Your Mark
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #339– Love/Valentine
Tuesday Throwdown  #377 – Fave Color [Blue/Greens]
Crafty Creations - #359 – ATG Always

Create wildly and color with abandon!  


  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. Great organizing tip... I, too, craft at my 20 square foot deal until I am down to literally 6x6"! Very cute image... Love it! Thanks for sharing at SOS this week.

  3. Wonderful make! Thanks for joining us for Oddball Stamps Blog Challenge.
    Angie DT

  4. A lovely image and great colours. A very happy card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  5. Such a sweet image, love how you have coloured it.
    And great tips about organising.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  6. Oh really cute image and love those little puffy clouds what a great die, Lovely card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at AYLI Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  7. He he he super cute card!
    Thanks for joining the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our He Loves Me He Loves Me Not challenge!

  8. So cute. Darling images and colors.

  9. I adore your card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations. Ciao Lisa

  10. Super cute card, Ginny! The thought to plasticize the float toy was excellent. I admit, I didn't know it was a float toy at first glance, only when I read your post did I realize. The coloring is perfect with your paper and the 3D clouds add texture and a summer feel. As always, my friend, a wonderful card. Okay, so I got a 'Ginny' fix...keep 'em comin'! Oh, and too...the paper organization tip is excellent, too!

  11. Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

  12. so cute! love the image! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  13. Love your cute Image and adorable colored
    many thanks to joining with us at ATSM
    I am sorry for late commenting :)
    Monika (ATSM DT)

  14. Such a cute card and so well coloured with your copics! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations soon! Hugs Gwendolyn


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