Monday, April 7, 2014


Hey there! Imagine me posting on a Monday! Well, there is a very good reason for this! I was invited to be a guest designer for an SCACD release blog hop--what an honor! Here is what Susana had to say about this new release:

"SCACD is releasing four rubber stamps which are collectively called The Elements Collection. The inspiration for them is by all that is going on in nature at the moment. Thoughts of water, wind, fire and earth so powerful in nature captured in these women thru collaboration with SCACD Artist, Carmen Medlin.

The fab SCACD Design Team, along with amazing Guest Designers, has created an inspiring hop showcasing the new SCACD rubber stamps. If you missed part of the hop list then check out all the details at the Store Blog today!

Now available in the USA are the SCACD April 7th rubber stamp release HERE. SCACD Digital images for USA and International can always be found HERE.

For locating SCACD rubber stamps, including the New Release, our International Friends please check out Quixotic Paperie HERE!!!"

You should have arrived at my post from Elaine's blog, where you saw a fantastic creation!

I am so happy to present my project for this hop. My beautiful image for this card is called Fire. I stamped her on X-Press It CS with Memento ink and colored her with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: YR12, YR15, R81, R83, R85
Cactus: BG93, BG96, BG99
Sun: YR12, YR15, YR30, YR31
Eagle: E41, E43, E44, YR12, YR31
Desert: YR30, YR31

My beautiful DP is from the Glitz All Dolled Up collection. I Zutterized each sheet that I used, as well as my image. I added some lovely laces from my stash, and then finished the card with several die cuts, using the following dies:

To finish my card I added a line from the song "Light My Fire". (It was a song of my youth. Very, very long ago, in a land far, far away.)

I want to thank the entire SCACD group, most especially Susana, for this opportunity! And now I will send you on to your next stop, Kathi's blog, where you will find another of her fabulous projects!

Should you get lost anywhere on the hop, just visit Follow Your Heart, SCACD's store blog, for the complete hop list. Thank you for visiting my blog!


  1. Congrats on your well deserved GDT spot Penny.
    Your card is stunning. The image is wonderful and your colouring is amazing. I love all your beautiful detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. WOW!!!! This is gorgeous The coloring of her hair is truly perfection. I looks just like fire!

  3. Hi Penny - Thanks for sharing your cool talent in our Hop and for Guesting. Love the colorscape and use of the Dies by SCACD :D

  4. Gorgeous card Penny. I love these new stamps. Your coloring is awesome and of course I love all of the dies you have used. Beautiful papers and colors.

  5. oh waouh!!! amazing, love it

  6. Wowza Lady! Your card is freakin' amazing!

    You did a fabulous job with your coloring and shading of "Fire"! The way you colored her hair/flames is especially fantastic.

    I also love the papers and die-cuts you used!

  7. She is gorgeous just AMAZING. Love all the texture you got with the many layers of dies and such.

  8. Beautiful work, Penny! I love how you used all the layers of dies, too!

  9. HAHAHA -- the sentiment is PERFECT> Love how you used the dies and the colors on her are beautiful.

  10. Gorgeous image and fabulous design, Penny.

  11. Congrats on the well deserved GDT and you certainly took me by surprise posting on a Monday!! Love this very complex design, elegantly lacy die cuts and fantastic colouring too :)

  12. Georgeous card, Penny! I love the way you colored this nice image!! Fantastic!!

  13. Awesome - those flames are so realistic!

  14. Oh Penny you did a beautiful job! Love the stamp and congratulations on being GDT, Susana is a super person. Your coloring is wonderfulo and love your choic of colors and love the die cuts.
    Hugs, Pat

  15. Wow, this is stunning Penny!! Those images are really beautiful!
    Can I Dibbs this?? LOL
    Fabulosu coloring and great sentiment :-D

  16. Your coloring is just beautiful Penny! You have showcased the image beautifully- LOVE the hair coloring! Congrats on your GDT- how awesome!

  17. Congratulations on the GDT spot Penny, but you are justly chosen! OMG what a beautiful card!! Your coloring is so perfect for this image and all the die cuts too. Wonderful, wonderful card!! ps - love the sentiment!


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