Happy Geranium

I love geraniums. They are such a pretty flower and usually easy to grow in a flower pot. I colored geraniums for the Four Seasons challenge. I see that Colorful Options has the same colors, so it will also go there.

https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-anything-goes-summer.html https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/07/july-2022.html

I used the stamp set Geranium Take Two from Power Poppy. I colored it with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a bit of water. I wanted a bit of red, so I found a piece of patterned paper from my Lawn Fawn stash. The card base is a MFT piece of cardstock. I gave it texture with the SU Subtle Embossing Folder.

VALENTINE PENGUIN

I had fun with a penguin and Valentine theme today.

https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/02/hearts-challenge.html
https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2022/02/sos463-my-heart-beets-for-you.html https://colorfuloptions.blogspot.com/2022/02/february-2022.html

This penguin is from Gerda Steiner Designs Valentine Penguin along with the greeting. The letters are stamped from The Stamps of Life lovebugs2stamp. I embossed the bottom of the card with a folder from Stampin’Up, retired. I added the red hearts across the card with a border die from Sizzix, also retired. The small hearts were punched with the Owl Builder Punch from SU.

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/3070834?&cat=all&what=keywords&si=SC891

I used the above sketch in creating this card. I group the hearts and letters as one unit and the penguin a unit, so that makes the three units down the left side. It has been quite a while since I used one of the sketches and this was a joy to work with.

There are red heart on the Double D Challenge mood board, so I am adding it to that challenge. The Shopping Our Stash challenge is to use hearts or vegetables. I chose to use hearts. Another challenge was brought to my attention, Colorful Options. February’s challenge is to use the color red.