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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

No Card Today

Hi there.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and you are all gearing up for the new year.  I don't have a card to share today, but I did have a request to share the company that made the stamp that I used on this card.  The stamp is from Parked on Rubber.  I got it at a local LSS on clearance and that was my first time using it.  It is a beautiful stamp and I just love how quickly and easily I was able to color it.

Well, that's all I've got today.  I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hello again.  Today I wanted to share a Christmas card I made for Suzanne Dean, the "boss lady" over at the Color Me Creative Classroom.   Suzanne's blog is one of the first that I joined when I started blogging.  She is an inspiration, plus she's got some pretty crazy stories to share.  I have had the privilege of being a part of the CMC Copic Challenge design team for nine months and I feel like I've learned so much.  Suzanne is a wonderful person to work with and so much fun to be around.  So Suzanne, here is my card for you.  I just LOVE this stamp and thought it make a lovely Christmas card.  I have truly enjoyed being able to work and learn as part of your design team.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

BTW, Suzanne also offers online CMC Classes, which are wonderful because you get feedback from Suzanne as you go through the class. Here is a little teaser of Class 5 for you.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Challenges:

Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas...Card of the Year
Sunday's with Crissy - Anything Goes

Monday, December 12, 2011

Golden Angel

Hello there!  It's time for another challenge over at the Color Me Creative Copic Challenge Group.  This time it's a special challenge that's all about Holiday Joy in Creams, Golds, and Whites. 

For this Challenge we have LOTS OF PRIZES!!

AND A WAY TO DONATE TO A WONDERFUL CHARITY!!

WHAT YOU CAN WIN:

-1 person will win a NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine
-1 person will win a NEW KINDLE E-READER
-1 person will win a $50 Gift Cert. to SCACD
-1 person will win a $25 Gift Cert. to the Paper Temptress
-1 person will win 5 digis from Tiffany Doodles and a $15 Gift Cert to 7 Kids College Fund and a Gilli Gift Bag

HOW TO PLAY:

4 different ways to enter
-Enter up to (2) TWO projects into the link system below by Jan. 5th
-Enter (1) one project into the BookEndz Challenge
-Donate a $3-5 donation to the Charity below for 1 entry
-Donate anything over $10 to the Charity and get 2 entries


OUR CHARITY:
Reading is Fundamental is the charity Suzanne has chosen to sponsor this season.  As you all know Suzanne is an avid reader and it is amongst her very favorite things to do in her spare time.  She truly believes that literacy and reading opens up many doors in life for everyone.  Not only can you find joy in books but it opens your eyes to other cultures, places and people that is so worthwhile.  And just the fact that a huge part of life involves being able to read--to get through school, get a great job and navigate through life.  For Suzanne teaching children to read early on in life is a MUST yet so many children are not provided with the basic materials to learn to read.  So this charity is a non-profit that provides books to children and opportunities to bring literacy into areas that need it!

Here a picture for inspiration.

And here is my card.

This sweet stamp is from Wags 'n Whiskers.  I thought she would be perfect in creams and golds.  The pretty DP and the gold cardstock are from my stash.  I colored her with Copics (YR23, Y15, Y11, Y000/E25, E31, E50/E11, E00, E0000, R20/C1, W5, W2, W00).  I added some ribbon, rhinestones, and Stickles and she was done.  Overall a very quick and easy card.  Plus, I just love how pretty it turned out.  

Remember, you can join us for this challenge over at the CMC Copic Challenge Group.  Just use your Copic markers to color an image in Golds, Creams, or Whites and you'll be entered to win.  Plus each entry gets entered into the monthly drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Oozak.com.  Lots of chances to win plus you can donate to a wonderful charity for additional chances of winning.

Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas Glitz
Dream Valley  - Christmas
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sparkling Angel

Happy Friday!  I hope you all survived the week.   I took today off and did a bit coloring.  I mentioned in this post that I stumbled across a stamp from last year.  Well here is another card I made with that same image. 

I followed one of Suzanne Dean's tutorials for coloring to look like distress inks and I love the look of it.  By the way, Suzanne has put together Class 5 in her Copic coloring classes that you can take online.  She's even got a holiday special.  You can read about it here.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Patterns - Sketch
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Holiday
Creatalicious - Christmas with Sparkles
Bearly Mine - Un-traditional Christmas
Ladybug Crafts  - Snowflakes and Sparkle
Dream Valley Challenges - Sparkle


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tilda Altered Journal

So I wanted to share another quick project with you.  Earlier this year I picked up some journals that were on clearance at my LCC.  The covers weren't pretty, but I knew I could fix that.  Here's what I came up with.



I've had this stamp for a bit and hadn't inked her up yet.  I colored her using Copics (R85, R83, R81, R00/E11, E00, E0000, R20/E25, E31, E50/Y15, Y00/E43/W5, W2, W0/BG10), and added a bit of Stickles to her wand.  I used some paper I had from Cloud 9 Design, added some Prima flowers & pearly accents from my stash, and found that cute little bow that I forgot I had.  I added two pieces of ribbon and put two cute little charms on them for bookmarks, and a couple of pieces of ribbon to tie it up real pretty.

Challenges:

Southern Girls - Ribbon Madness
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes w/Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes w/something dangly

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Angel

Well, hello again.  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  We had a chilly one here, so I got a good bit of crafting done.  Today I'm sharing a card that I made using a stamp I forgot I had.  I stumbled across it this weekend and now I have made 3 cards with it.  This is Motivet's Angel Girl.


Isn't she sweet?  I stamped her onto Cryogen white cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  My DP is Heidi Grace Designs and some DCVW white-core cardstock that I ran through my Cuttlebug and sanded quickly.  She is colored with Copics and Stickled until I couldn't Stickle any more.  I added the ribbon, brad, and charm, of course, three shiny stars down the front. 

Don't forget the current challenge we have over at the CMC Copic Challenge Group.  We want you to use your Copics to color Non-traditional hair colors.  Join the fun and you've got a chance at two prizes that are up for grabs.  Check out the details here.

Challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Sketch
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's a tag today!

I just wanted to share something with you real quick.  Here's a tag I made using a Magnolia mini to match this card I made a few weeks ago.  I hadn't inked it up yet, but I'll tell you it is just a easy to color as the bigger stamp.  Plus, it makes a nice little gift set.  Love, love, love it!!! 


As always she's stamped onto Cryogen White Cardstock and colored with Copics.  I added some ribbon from my stash and of course, ran the Vintage Tag Doohickey through my Cuttlebug.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Tag You're It!
By the Cute and Girly - Christmas Girls

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bring in the Funk-y Hair!

It's challenge time again at the Color Me Creative Copic Challenge group.  This time we want you to use your Copics to color Multi-Colored hair/Non-Traditional hair colors.  I'll tell you that I wasn't completely comfortable with this at first, but it grew on me.  I love how this image turned out and I do believe I'll give this another try again.  Our wonderful sponsor, Simply Betty Stamps, let me have this cute digi.


I printed this digi onto Cryogen White Cardstock and colored her with my Copics (BV17, BV13, BV11/E11, E00, E000, R20/BG13, BG11, BG0000/Y23, Y02/E33, E31, E50/YR12, YR14, YR20, R24/YG67, YG63, YG03).  I added the fall leaves that I punched out with some Marvy punches then added a bit of Stickles to them.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

I hope you will join us over at the CMC Copic Challenge.  You could win a prize from Simply Betty Stamps plus 1 pack of Cryogen Cardstock.  Each entry is also entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Oozak.com You have until Dec. 9th to play along, so be sure to head over here to join in the fun.

I would like to enter this card into the Do You Stack Up? challenge (Grass).

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tilda's Warm Wishes

Quick post today with another Tilda stamp that I got last year.  I used my new pack of MME papers and just love how this card turned out.


It's hard to tell from my crummy picture, but I tried some new Copic colors that I hadn't used before.  I used V99, V95, and V93.  The work wonderfully with the papers, but you just can't tell with the rotten picture.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under - Sketch
Paper Sundaes - Beautiful Bows
By the Cute and Girly  - Christmas Girls
Sundays with Crissy - Non-traditional Christmas Colors
The Beary Scrap - Your Beary Best
Crafty Catz  - Snowflakes
Just Magnolia - Ribbons

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tilda with a Tree

Me again.  I've got another card that I made with this wonderful Tilda stamp. 


Of course I colored her with Copics (BG78, BG75, BG72, BG10/E11, E00/ E000, R20/E97, Y21,Y11/YG67, YG63, YG03, YG0000/C1/W2, W00).  I used some MME paper, my Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder die as well as my MS snowflake punch, and added some glitter and pearls.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Also, don't forget to stop by and play along with the CMC Copic Challenge for your shot at TWO prizes.  Anyone can play, just use your Copics, it's that easy.
 
Challenges:
Magnolia-licious - Color Challenge
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Christmas
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Photo Inspiration
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Christmas w/Pearls
The Paper Shelter  - Snowflakes

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Joy

Me again!  Here's a card I made with a cute digi from Bugaboo Stamps.  I just love Jodie's stamps, they are so cute and whimsical.


Pretty simple card.  I stitched around the edges, used my MS holly border punch along the bottom, added the ribbon, and used another MS punch for the holly in the corner.  Piece of cake!

Challenges:

Sweet Stop Sketches - Sketch
Christmas Card Challenges - Holly or Wreathes
Dream Valley Challenges - Stitching
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
Do You Stack Up? - Inspired by a Song (Joy to the World)

Thanks again for stopping by!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday! I hope you all made it through the day ok. I've got another card with James Bear from Lili of the Valley. I believe I've mentioned before that I just love this stamp.


Isn't he just the sweetest?  I got these new papers from The Paper Studio this weekend and just love them with this image.  I ran some Coredinations cardstock through my Cuttlebug to emboss that swirly design on it.  The ribbon and brads are from my stash, and then of course the glitter I added to his hat and the ground.

Challenges:

Papertake Weekly - First Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Reds
Lili of the Valley - Creature Comforts
Sketches by Carly - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions
The Pink Elephant  - Embossing

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Under the Sea

Hi again!I didn't realize it had been so long since my last post, but time does fly by.  It's challenge time again over at the Color Me Creative Copic Challenge group The challenge this time is Colors of the Sea.  Our wonderful sponsor Michelle Perkett Studio gave us each an image to use for this challenge and I chose Eva the Glam Mermaid.

I just love how this card turned out.  I printed this digi out onto Cryogen White Cardstock and colored her with Copics (BG13, BG11, BG10/E11, E00, E000/Y21, Y11, E97/YG06, YG0000/R85, R81/YR21).  My pretty blue sparkly cardstock is from Coredinations.  I used my Martha Stewart Deco Shells border punch along the edges of the one side and punched out the sand dollar with another MS punch.  I added some wrinkled ribbon and a brad, then hung a turtle charm from it.  I put the pearls in the corners and added some glitter to the mermaid.

You have until Nov. 25th play for a chance to win a prize from Michelle Perkett Studio as well as 1 pack of Cryogen Cardstock.  You will also be entered into a monthly drawing for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Oozak.com.  So two chances to win and anyone can enter...what are you waiting for?  Head over to the CMC Copic Challenge and play along.

Also, Michelle Perkett Studio is having a 50% sale on all digi stamps through midnight Nov. 12th, so be sure to check them out.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Sketch
Digital Tuesday  - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Use a digi
Daisy Doodles  - Anything Goes w/a Digi
Creative Inspirations - All Stitched Up
Totally Stampalicious  - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Warm Wishes

Happy Saturday to you! I hope you all are having some wonderful weather this weekend. Quick post today.  I'm sharing a card I made with a new Lili of the Valley stamp.


The image is stamped onto Cryogen White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  My DP is from Creative Imaginations and I added the ribbon and some pretty green pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch N Stash - Sketch w/my new stamp as my stash
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - Jingle All the Way to Christmas

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rolling in the Leaves

Hello again. I hope everyone is enjoying their week.  We've got some rain sprinkling down on us and the temperature is gonna drop a bit tonight.  I'm ready to bundle up and do some more coloring.  But before I do, I've got another Tilda card to share with you today.  This stamp is so sweet and perfect for fall.


I stamped her onto Cryogen White Cardstock and colored her using Copics (I didn't keep track of them this time).  The DP is from Provo Craft & Karen Foster Designs.  I added some ribbon that I got from Paper Temptress and added a bit of sprinkles to the leaves.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Totally Tilda - Autumn Leaves
Craft Your Days Away  - Autumn/Fall
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Magnolia-licious - Photo inspiration
Pollycraft - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!


Monday, October 31, 2011

New Magnolia stamp

Today I'm sharing a new Tilda stamp that I have.  I have to tell you, I'm so happy with how she turned out, I colored 4 of them all at once!  It's such a cute stamp and so easy to color (for some reason this one was easier and quicker for me to color than others).


I used my metallic gold thread again and just love the extra bit of sparkle that it adds to my cards.  I also broke out the "jingle bells" for the first time this year.  You'll probably be seeing more of them as the weeks go by.

Challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Jingle All the Way
Just Magnolia - Merry Christmas!
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

All About Boys at CMC

Hi again.  It's time for another challenge over at the Color Me Creative Copic Challenge Group.  This time it's all about BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! Our wonderful sponsor this week, Mo's Digital Pencil, let the DT use some of her wonderful digis.  I chose this cute digi called Sand Castle.


I loved using all of the different colored Copics on it.  It's so bright and colorful.  There are so many wonderful images at Mo's shop.  You've got to check them out.

If you play along with us this time around you've got a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from Mo's Digital Pencil where you could get some of her cute digis, plus a pack of Cryogen Cardstock.  And if that isn't enough each entry into the challenge is entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Oozak.com.

So be sure to head over to the CMC Copic Challenge for your shot at not one, but TWO great prizes.  Anyone can play along and you have until November 11th, so there it plenty of time to join in the fun.

Challenges:

Dream Valley - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes

Supplies:
Stamp - Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper:  Cryogen White Cardstock, Karen Foster Designs
Ink:  Copics (R39, R29, R24, R22, R00/YR68, YR21/E37, E33, E31/E11, E00, E0000, R20/G16, G02, G00/Y15, Y13, Y11/B28, B24, B21/B05, B02, B00/C3)
Misc:  Ribbon, buttons

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bear-ing Gifts

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I've got another Christmas card with James Bear from Lili of the Valley.  Did I mention that I just love this stamp? 


I used some darker browns on him, but didn't write down the Copics that I used.  Hopefully I'll be able to figure it out for the next time I color him as I really like the darker colors.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Sketch
Gina K Designs - Let it Snow!

Don't forget about the challenge over at the CMC Copic Challenge Group.  The theme is Halloween and you've got until Oct. 28th to enter.

Supplies:
Stamp: Lili of the Valley
Papers:  Cryogen White Cardstock, Coredinations, The Paper Studio
Ink:  Copics
Misc:  ribbon, Spellbinders snowflakes die, MS snowflakes punch, Marvy snowflake punch, glitter, brad

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Halloween at CMC

That's right, it's time to share your Halloween projects with us over at the Color Me Creative Copic Challenge group.  We want to see your project that you have colored using your Copic markers.


Our wonderful sponsor this week is Glitterbabe.  I used the Waiting for Witchy digi for my card.  If you play along you've got a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Glitterbabe's Digis and a pack of Cryogen Cardstock.  Plus, each entry is entered into a monthly contest for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Oozak.com!  Two chances to win, so head on over to the CMC Copic Challenge to join in the fun.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Halloween/Goth
Crafting Life's Pieces - Sketch
Totally Stampalicious  - Purple, orange, and black
Digital Tuesday - Happy Halloween
Flourishes - Halloween
Papertake Weekly - Spoooooky Hues
Crafts 4 Eternity - Orange & Purple
Craft Your Days Away - Halloween Colors
Paper Sundaes - Halloween or Fall
Dream Valley Challenges - Halloween

Supplies:
Stamp:  Glitterbabe
Paper:  Cryogen White Cardstock, SEI, K & Co.
Ink:  Copics (C9,C7, C3, C1/V17, V15, V12/Y23, Y21, Y11, E35, E33, E51/YG67, YG63/Y04)
Misc:  Pom pom ribbon, bat ribbon, rhinestones, MS border punch, glitter bat sticker, Stampabilities Lavender ink pad

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another Tilda Calendar Page

Well, I have another calendar page to share with you.  I did something different with this one.  I decided that I spend too much time fussing over what to add to my cards, etc., so this time I kept moving.  I didn't take the time to nitpick over what I put on the card.  I just kept adding stuff and overall I'm pretty happy with it.


I came across some Magnolia flowers and glass garlands that I won from some blog candy last year, so I decided to use them on this project...finally.  That's another problem I have; I want to save my "good stuff" for a better project.  Well, no more!  It's time to clear out some of this stuff I've had for a while and make room for more new stuff.   

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
By the Cute and Girly  - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unused Stash (flower, glass garland)

Also, just a reminder that Suzanne Dean will be in San Jose, CA next weekend (Oct. 22nd & 23rd) to teach her CMC on the Road Class and there is still time to get registered.  I attended her class in SC a few months ago and just loved it!  I would highly recommend going if you get the chance.  You can find all of the details here.

Supplies:
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda
Papers:  Cryogen White Cardstock, K & Co.
Ink:  Copics
Misc:  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Magnolia flower & glass garland, ribbon, brad, Making Memories flower, pearls, Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your week!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Coaster Calendar

Today I've got something new to share with you.  I used some 4 x 4 coasters and turned them into this cute little hanging calendar.


I colored my image with Copics, then I distressed the edges of the coasters with some ink, added some ribbon and pearls, then printed out my calendars and attached them with brads.

Challenges:

Card Patterns - Sketch
Totally Tilda - Decorate a Coaster
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing
do you stack up? - Brown
Digi Doodle -  Distressing

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pink Christmas

Four days in a row!  That must be a record for me.  I've got another calendar page to share with you.  I'll tell you that I've never done pink for Christmas; I stick with the traditional red and green, although last year I branched out and did a lot of blue.  I found some cute pink Christmas paper and figured I'd give it a go.


Now I may have gone a bit overboard on the pink, but I think it definitely looks cute.  I stamped her on Cryogen White Cardstock.  The DP I used is from We R Memory Keepers and K & Co.  I colored her with Copics (R85, R83, R81, R00/E25, E31, E50/E11, E00, E000/BG10, W2, W00).  I punched some snowflakes using my Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder die and added some glitter to them.  I added a brad to the middle of the snowflake, ran some ribbon across the front, and added my calendar.  

Challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  - Sparkle & Bling
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia  - Sketch
Fab 'n' Funky  - Die Cut or Punches
All That Scraps  - Anything Goes

Also, don't forget about the current challenge running over at the CMC Copic Challenge Group.  There are two chances to win and you have until October 14th to enter.  Be sure to check it out here and join in the fun.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

2 Birthday Cards

Today I've got a couple of birthday cards to share with you.  On my first card I used a new digi I got from Nana Vic's.  I printed her out onto Cryogen White Cardstock and  used Karen Foster Designs paper.  I stitched the bottom panel, added the chipboard stars and rhinestones, and put a bit of glitter on the water.  I used the sketch from the Sketch n Stash Challenge with my new stash being the digi.


On my second card I used a digi from Meljen's Designs.  I printed it onto Cryogen White Cardstock and my DP is Basicgrey.  I stitched the front panels, added ribbon, and 3 cute tool brads as well.


I also wanted to share with you the witty sentiment my hubby and I came up with.  We thought it was cute.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Recipe (1 ribbon, 2 DP, 3 buttons/brads/gems)
Sweet Sketch - Sketch
Sentimental Sundays - Sewing or Stitching (plus a sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by!