Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Breaking out my coloring calendar images again, I don't think I could possibly use all of these in a year and I have 4 years of these calendars, they are so fun to look through and try to find something that will fit the person I am making a card for, this one is going out to our nephew on my hubby's side, hoping he can take out some time to just relax on his birthday.  Snails always make me think of slowing down and taking it easy.

I colored the image with pencils, then found some sticker letters for the sentiment but it still looked a little bare to me, since I was already using browns in the snail I colored the branch to be like an aspen tree, so I went through my dies to find some leaves that were close to looking like aspen leaves and inked them up, I love how these spellbinder dies you can ink through the die while the cardstock is still inside and get the veins in the leaves to pop!

Coloring for calm 2017 calendar, image colored w/pencils
Art -C - cardstock
Spellbinders - Fall Foliage die (leaf)
Letter stickers

I am feeling much better today, I think getting the flu shot this year sure helped us not get the flu so hard as I have when not getting the shot.  Hope you all are well. We are getting into the 60's how great is that, need to sit out on the deck and soak up the sun!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love this snail image and the added leaves are a great finishing touch. A good reminder to relax!

I am sorry you are sick but glad you are feeling some better now. Enjoy the weather!

Esther Asbury said...

The snail pairs perfectly with your relax sentiment and I love the pop of yellow in the leaves!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

This card made me giggle. How can you not think about slowing down when you see a snail LOL.

I also like the yellow leaves.

April said...

This is so cute! I love the snail with the word relax.

wannabcre8tive said...

A great card. Since you mentioned the turtle meant to slow down, I think the relax sentiment is a perfect match for it. Sorry you have been you have been underthe weather. The sunshine and warmer weather should help. Our day started out with sunshine, but it faded in the afternoon. I was just happy to even have it for a little while. I think I remember talking to you on SCSand we live on the same state. I am in the south and you are in the northern part, right? Hope tomorrow brings you more great weather.

aussie aNNie said...

Great way of interpretation of a snail....yes we need to slow dog loves to play with this card, very cute.xx

Leslie Miller said...

Snails know how to take life slow and easy, don't they? Stellar coloring on this, Connie. Love the earthy look to it. I know it must be fun to look through your calendar images for something to color. I think that's why I like my digi box. Glad you're feeling better!

Debbie said...

these calendars have served you well my friend. this card is awesome!!

it's good to know that you are felling better, i am working backward and i just asked you that question!!

rain today, and i have done very's been a real lazy day!!

Donna Phelan said...

I don't think anything relaxes more than a snail....well maybe a sloth lol Super cute!

Louca por porcelana said...

It is a fun card!Hugs and blessings!