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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!