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Hi All!

Thank you for being so understanding about my vacation last week! All of you were so kind in the comments and I appreciate it so much. It was a great time… I added a few photos at the end of the post.

I have another card for you in the spirit of the August Monochromatic Challenge. This time I’m using a Zig marker on some colored cardstock. It was such an easy card!

I used the Mondo Sakura set on this card as well – it’s great for coloring.

Here is a close-up of my coloring:

Mondo Sakura

Enjoy the video!


While we were in Colorado, we did a ropes course at the top of the mountain. It was so much fun! Plus the weather and scenery were fantastic. Here are all of us ready to go:


The girl in the middle is a friend of the family who came with us. Here I am pretty much in control:


And here I am not in control at all. Courtney is in front of me:


All of us finished the entire course, which took several hours. I felt very accomplished afterward. 🙂

Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Flower panel 4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.2 x 13.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Zig markers used: Light Carmine, Black

Mondo Sakura
Mondo Sakura
Kuretake Zig Markers
Kuretake Zig Markers
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on August 22nd, 2018 at 8:06 am


    Welcome back! Loved the snapshots. You looked like you were having a lot of fun too. You must be keeping yourself super fit when you’re not being creative. I loved your card this week. So bright and dramatic looking.The flicking technique with slightly darker coral shade colour really set it off too.

  2. wrote on August 22nd, 2018 at 10:13 am


    Your photos are lovely! Glad you have a wonderful time. Love this card. So beautiful!

  3. wrote on August 22nd, 2018 at 1:20 pm


    Looks like you had a wonderful time on your vacation!
    Love this card!

  4. wrote on August 22nd, 2018 at 3:07 pm


    Wow–only 15 minutes for such a striking card–most impressive! I had quite forgotten it’s Wednesday, until I saw the e-mail notification for your card in my inbox. LOL I love how the coloring turned out, and the whole design as well. Glad you had such a great vacation! That ropes course looks difficult, and several hours to complete it??? I doubt I’d even try something like that! Looks like you had loads of fun, though, & I’m sure the temperatures were better than here in sauna-like Texas. Thanks so much for sharing not only your card, but your vacation photos, too! Hope you have an awesome day! 😺 ~ Andrea

  5. wrote on August 22nd, 2018 at 4:57 pm


    Welcome back Darlene,
    Beautiful card today that shade darker marker looks fabulous on flirty flamingo CS.
    The precise placement of words looked awesome when completed I need to pay
    More attention to my habits regarding this.
    Looks like your holiday was extra special good on you for getting your climb on.
    Thank you for Sharing these pics X

  6. wrote on August 22nd, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Carol Mac

    Hi Darlene, you looked like you had a great time on your vacation! Love this card…don’t really care for Flirty Flamingo CS and haven’t bought any, but with the zig marker…it turned out great! I may reconsider…if it is still available from SU. The flicks method turned out great! 😎.

    We vacationed and did some hiking too at Gros Morne Narional Park in Newfoundland last month to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Google it, the scenery was spectacular! glad you’re back!

  7. wrote on August 22nd, 2018 at 7:24 pm


    Wow! That looks fun and a lot of work!!

  8. wrote on August 22nd, 2018 at 8:21 pm


    This is a great card. I love the simplicity of it. Great vacation pics.

  9. wrote on August 23rd, 2018 at 9:08 am


    Hi Darlene,
    Very pretty card. Glad you went on vacation. Ropes course is fun. Tried a long time ago. Thank you for sharing the pictures. Joyce

  10. wrote on August 23rd, 2018 at 9:29 am


    I love the card. Just my kind of simple and pretty. I think I will have to give the Ropes course a miss (lol) but I am glad you had family time together. It brings back memories. Thanks Darlene.

  11. wrote on August 23rd, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Patty Beers

    Wow, a few hours of that I would be a wreck. It looks really scary. I am not sure that I would call that a vacation but I hope you had a great one. Beautiful card also.

  12. wrote on August 25th, 2018 at 12:21 pm


    Gorgeous card Darlene, love the curve effect you gave the petals of this flowers with your flicking technique, just so beautiful.
    The white embossing looks amazing on this color of card stock!!
    LOVE, LOVE the picture of you and your family, your girls are stunningly beautiful, they’ve grown up before our eyes, just love their smiles.
    Give them a hug from me.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  13. wrote on October 29th, 2018 at 6:42 pm


    Lovely card, Darlene.And the photos of your trip are great!

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