Surving the Empty Nest- I Am More than a Mom

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Welcome to my first post as a member of The Scrapbook Queen's Royal Challenge Design Team

I am very excited to share my first post today as a member of The Scrapbook Queen's Royal Challenge Design Team
We are hosting a monthly "printable coloring page" challenge. This challenge will go live on the 30th of each month. Come check out my inspiration on the 30th then head to The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Challenge to obtain the printable and create your own card, layout, or home decor project.  You can also see all the amazing projects by the other design team members.  You will be inspired by these talented designers!  

This month, we were asked to create a project using this sweet little pony.  I like to color my images in Photoshop and then ink them to add the extra pop!

You can see here that prior to inking the image, it looks pretty plain.   (I knew that I wanted the pony to face the other way so I flipped it using the Silhoutte Cameo prior to cutting it out). 
You can see here that the little pony now has hooves, and an inked tail.  In addition, I like to mix digital images with Cricut cuts to add texture and layers.  This little pony is wearing a cute little hat cut from the Kate's ABCs Cricut cartridge.  She is now ready to be added to my project. 
 "Hope shines brightest in the darkest moments." 
This card was designed to give hope to a young leukemia patient.  Orange is the color of the leukemia awareness ribbons, so in the middle of the hope banner, I thought it would be cool to create an orange ribbon.  The banner was made from burlap and the letters were painted on using a stencil I created using the Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment was computer generated and cut using the Cameo as well.
Paper flowers finish off the card.  These flowers were cut from the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut cartridge.  Three cuts of different sizes were layered to make each flower.

Now it is time for you to head to The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Challenge and get all the details on how you can enter the challenge.  I look forward to seeing what you create!! You have until April 29th to get your projects in.  One winner will be chosen at random to receive a "Royal" prize package!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew- Animal (pony) 
Digi Choosday Challenge- Animal (pony)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Animal (pony)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes
4 Krafy Girlz- Anything Goes 
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
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  1. Awwww what a sweet creation and I'm sure the little patient will LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMAL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

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  3. oops senior moment there lol -cute card and love the textured banners and dies -cute little pony --thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    carol DT x

  4. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining in our Animals challenge at

  5. Just darling! Love that sweet image. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday! We hope you join us again!

  6. Beautiful image and layout! Love the fabric you've added, gives a nice bit of texture. Thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  7. Such a sweet image and great design. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx