Saturday, April 27, 2013

No birthdays!

Hi Everyone,

So this post was suppose to go this morning but I was having troubles with blogger. Would not let me upload any pictures. So had to wait for my daughter the computer whiz to help me out.

So today at Sweet Stampin' it is a new challenge, and it is "Anything But a Birthday". So we all know there are plenty of other occasions which call for cards so let's see them.

We are being sponsored by both our weekly sponsor



and our monthly sponsor.



Here is my card. I  used an adorable image from Mo's digital pencil and colored him with copics.






The dragon fly and clouds are Memory Box dies and the sentiment came with the digital stamp. Hope you like him. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will find the time to enter our challenge. I look forward to seeing  your creations.

Kim

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp:  Anything goes

Friday, April 26, 2013

BIRTHDAY BASH!!!!

Hello Everyone,

Such excitement today at Color Me Creative, it is the Birthday Bash, yup CMC is turning 3 today!!!
In honor of such, we have a lot to tell you about, contests, games and prizes....read on and of course visit the Birthday Bash site.



First is the challenge which obviously is All About Celebrations, color with fun bright colors. We are doing a blog hop and if you leave a comment on all the DT members blogs you get a chance to win one of two Gift Certificates. We will randomly pick two winners but you must comment by Tuesday, all other contests will run through Friday, May 3.

We used these lovely images given to us by Saturated Canary, they are awesome. You should check out Krista's blog here.







I colored my card using Copics, my favorite things ever!
Dress:  RV 17, RV 14, RV13, RV10, YG 25, YG03,YG00
Apron Y04, Y00
Hair: E25, E35, YR20, YR23
Skin:  E11, E00 and E000, R20

The Blog List is as follows:

Suzanne Dean
Tina Gilliland
Marie Gamber
Karen Gauthier
Melanie LaBelle
Jenn Cochran
Shelby Goolsby
Linda Payne
Dana Joy
Pat St. Martin
Julie Price
Marti Wills
Kim DeRuosi (This is me)
Shannon Kromeke
Andi Murdock (guest DT)
Michele Spera
Brook Guinn

So be sure to stop on by everyone's blog and say hello, for an easy chance to win a prize. Also check out all the fun and games we have going on you don't want to miss your chance to win!!!!

Kim













Saturday, April 20, 2013

Celebrate The good

Hi Everyone,
So I am back from my vacation in Las Vegas. A bit of mixed emotions.  We left for Vegas on Monday, only to get there and find out what happened right here at the Boston Marathon. For those of you who don't know me, I grew up 15 minutes north of Boston. This was awful, how anyone could do this is beyond me. It made me sad to think that a great tradition like the Boston Marathon where runners come from all over the world come to participate will now be tainted with this awful happening. I kept thinking what a terrible world we live in.

Then I started to hear amazing stories of courage, empathy, self sacrifice by ordinary citizens helping one another. I heard it on the news, on facebook and blogs. The compassion was felt all over the world. I started to realize that this world is really not so bad, that the majority of people are caring, kind and considerate. That unfortunately, there are lunatics in the world and there always will be. But what is more important is how we as a whole react to these situations, and I must say that after hearing all these stories I want to celebrate the good in mankind. Not just here in Boston but everywhere around the world, because I know that all of us would do what we could to help anyone in need.

There has been some awful, awful happenings here in the USA the past few months, but the way people come together afterwards, helps us all heal and we know that we will not tolerate this behavior.
So in honor of all of those injured  and killed (my prayers are with you), and all of those who helped in anyway they could, along with the law enforcements and emergency responders, I celebrate your courage and your selfless acts of kindness.

This is my card:


This sweet little girl is from Mo's Digital Pencil. I colored her with copics. Of course I used the American red, white and blues to keep it patriotic. Hope you like her. I wanted to celebrate the good in the world.

Thanks for stopping by. I am happy to be home again and hope you are all well and safe.
Kim

I am entering her in the following challenges:
The Corrosive challenge: Life's Special Occasions
DP2 Challenge:  Spring

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Seeing Red!


Hi Everyone,

Well exciting stuff happening at Color Me Creative, first off we have a new challenge and it is Reds, Reds and More Reds! You can use any image but you must color some red on it using alcohol markers or colored pencils. Of course the more red the better!

We have wonderful sponsor for this challenge and it is:


 Through the Craftroom Door 

One Random winner will win a one year subscription to this magazine!

Also don't forget we have a monthly drawing too in which you could win a gift certificate from Oozak.

 Now with all that being said, here is my card:

I used La La Land Marci and colored her with my Copics.
Robe and hat:  R29, R27, R24, R22
Skin: E11, E00, E000
Hair:  E35, E33, E50

I am entering this in the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge:  Life's special Occasions
 That Craft Place challenge:  For a child
2 Sisters Challenge:  Hats


So glad you stopped by. Also in exciting news CMC will soon be hosting a great birthday bash!




We will have a fun event or two every day planned and there will be prizes and winners for each challenge. On Friday we will have a blog hop with the DT and a LIVE CHAT that night and it will be full of fun, laughs and some prizes of course!! So hope you can join us!

Mark your calendars
April 26th thru April 29th!!

Heading for Vegas tomorrow so have a great week!

Kim


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sweet Stampin' Pastels

Good Morning Friends!
So today at Sweet Stampin' we have a new challenge, Pastels. Oh come on, how easy is that? Just stamp an image and use some pastels. You know you want to.

Here is my card:

Yes I used the ever lovely Tilda, colored her with copics, Also used Martha Stewart butterfly and tag punches.
I hope you will check out the other DT members cards for some great inspiration, then get creating! Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Don't forget we  have two sponsors, our weekly sponsor is Cuddly Buddy and our monthly sponsor is
The Ribbon Girl.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons: Floral Delight
Cute Card Thursday:  Butterfly Kisses
Simon Says Stamp:  April Showers/and of May Flowers
The Corrosive challenge  Spring Fling


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring cleaning

Hi Everyone,
It is that time of year for spring cleaning! Not that I have started but I am thinking about it hehe. A couple more days til Vegas, maybe I will win enough to hire a maid!

So I finally have a card to post. This little sweetie reminds me it is time to clean. She is from Sarah Kay. I colored her with copics. I think she is a cutie, love her hair hehe!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will drop by again soon!

I am entering her in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge: Spring has Sprung
Simon Says Stamp challenge:  April showers/or Spring Flowers
Crafts and Me challenges:  lace and pearls
2 Sisters Challenge:  Anything goes

Monday, April 1, 2013

Birthday boy

Hi Everyone,
So hope you all enjoyed the Easter holiday! Of course we did and we ate too much and maybe drank too much hehe! But it was a great day.

Now I am trying to get ahead on my cards because in two weeks I leave for Vegas!!!! Yup my husband, myself, my oldest daughter and her boyfriend. (My younger daughter is going in June with her friend :( she will be missed with us.) Bet she does not miss us though when she is there haha.

So we leave on Monday, but on Sunday my daughter Ashley's boyfriend is having a birthday! So I made him this card. Yes he plays soccer and yes he has dark hair, (Italian, you know what I mean).

I used  a Kenny K image and colored him with copics. I added some glossy accents to the ball to make it shine. The letters are rub ons.

Thanks for stopping by! I must run now and do all my DT cards.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Kenny K's krafty krew:  Being Square