Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Thought I'd try my luck at Mo's Digital Pencil, again!  My "Mini" card won-whoo hoo!  Nothing like a win to encourage one to play!  The challenge is summertime and this is so summertime-or, at least, the summertime of my childhood.  I'd like to think that one day, in the not too distant future, my dear grand daughter and I will share special moments like this!  My card design is simple-because that's what I do.  I love the oh, so fussy cards, but try as I might, they just don't come together for me, so simple it is!  This was great fun to color though next time, I think I'll do multiple layers as this image ceratinly lends itself to that look.

Baby B off for a day at the beach!

Now, you might notice I've repositioned my watermark-right smack dab in the middle of my pretty little card.  I really didn't want to do this but realize I have an obligation to the artists to protect their images.  I'm pretty sure no one is going to claim my coloring as their own as I see so many talented colorists out there that provide a greater temptation.  I am encouraging those folks to WATERMARK their beautiful work.  One of them recently wrote on FB that someone had pinned her colored image on Pinterest for folks to download and use on their cards.  The next day, she put out another magnificently colored image-no watermark.  PLEASE, talented lady, watermark your image.  Sadly, there are those who will claim it as their own.

I hope, that if you are a crafter/stamper, you're paying attention to the "Stamp Out" posts of late.  Some of the artists I admire and support are being very negatively impacted by the theft occurring via the Internet-people "pinning" images at Pinterest, folks giving away images they've stamped and scanned, sharing of files...  I suppose anyone engaged in this activity some how justifies what they are doing.  Then there are the knock of artists-some so blatant in their copies that my jaw drops-really?!  Now, I know, too, there is a fine line-you don't own an idea.  Kids look at clouds and girls can look flirty, but there are images that the artists have merely copied or worse, traced.  Come on, now people!  And saying you aren't the only one, well, that doesn't cut it either, folks.  I shall now step off my soap box.

Other challenges I plan to enter:
Digi Haven – 2W, 3E, must use a digi – Week 2 - Flowers
Inspire Me Fridays W - No. 109 - Anything Goes!
Jellypark Challenges - 2W, 2E, SIO – Week 1 - Celebrate Summer
Stampin' For The Weekend - 2W, 1E – Week 2 - Anything Goes


  1. It is a beautiful card! Love the image and your coloring! :)
    Have a nice day!

  2. I just love the layout and colours on this card.

  3. This is absolutly STUNNING!!! OMG I wish I had a little girl to play in the garden with. Oh Wait, I live in an apartment, I don't have a garden, but I do dabble on my terrace. Your Granddaugher is gorgeous just like Grandma.. I am sure she will love playing in the garden with you. and thanks for the tip about the watermark. I always put mine on the bottom of my card. Thanks for playing with us again at Mo's I look forward to your beautiful cards.


  4. Love your card with the adorable Mo image! So beautifully colored. And I love the design of your card! Fabulous! I so agree with you regarding the artists' images and people stealing them for free. It's a shame. Wonderful idea you have of putting your watermark over the image. I think I will start doing that as well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with our challenge at Digi Haven!

  5. Awwwww, she is so cute and pretty! It seems like she looks up on your card. .o)))

  6. Beautiful card and it does bring back memories of me and my grandmother! Than you for playing at Jellypark Friends for our " Celebrate Summer" challenge.

  7. Hey Ann! I knew you had one last week and kept it a secret! hehe! I'm so tickled that you're joining us at Mo's...'cuz you definitely rock her images!! This card is fabulous...I love everything about it...BUT...I can't take my eyes off of your grand-princessa!! She's beyond precious!!! No wonder you're in love with her!! Hugs. Pat

  8. WOW Ann, your card is absolutely stunning! I so love your style (I also don't do fuzzy cards), it showcases Mo's images and your awesome colouring so well.
    Thank you so much for joining us again at Mo's Digital Challenge and thanks a lot for supporting the artists against stamp thieves!

    Hugs, Anja

    PS: Your little grand girl is too cute!

  9. Such a beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Anything Goes challenge! Hope you can join us again tomorrow when our new challenge launches!


    Julie x


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