Saturday, February 27, 2010

Guest Design Project for Stamp Something

I have always adored Stamp Something Challenge and someday hope to work as a regular designer for them! Until then I am thrilled to have been able to create a project as a guest designer. My card is a commissioned piece for my Mom as a special 1st Birthday Card for my Great Niece Maryn. This image is from Karen's Doodles. If you haven't been there, GO! I found so many cute images!
The challenge this week was a recipe...1 ribbon, 1 button, 1 Designer paper. I totally goofed up the paper brain is not working lol. Oh well. The ribbon and button are both on the inside. I hope you'll have a chance to play along this week! I'll be stuck at jury duty so think of me as you're having all that stamping fun!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Just Peachy!

This is a sweet Tilda I am sorry I didn't photograph better! I mailed it off before I realized the large picture was blurry! So please be sure to click the bottom one for a good view!! I colored her with Copics and sponged the edges of the image panel with Cameo Coral (SU). The pretty flower is by Prima. The sentiment stamp is from SU. I used some Crystal Effects and a gem to make her little black shoes just right. I really like this little lady!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge #54

This is my card for the OCC Sketch Challenge this week. I know Valentine's day is over, but who says you can't give a mushy card any day of the year? My little tag hanging off the bow says "a latte", but was camera shy! My images are from Stamps and Smiles. I colored my images with Copics and the large hearts were just cut out from scraps. Just a fun little card to surprise someone special! Be sure to stop OCC and check out the sketch and wonderful DT samples. We can't wait to see your creations!

Mo's Digital Challenge #20

This is our last challenge from Dawn and what fun one's she's come up with !!!! I hope you've enjoyed them too. This week she gave us a cool sketch to use. I love this image ("Bride and Groom") and had so much fun choosing the papers and colors for the card. Stop by the Challenge Blog to see the wonderful samples the design team made and to see Dawn's sketch! I hope you can play along too!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Certified, not certifiable!

Had the wonderful opportunity to get certified this past weekend in Kansas City! Drove on the worst roads ever to get there but had a great time and learned sooo much! Was fun to meet Peggy and Stephanie in person!

Tilda in Teal

This is a card I made from a kit I received in a swap last month. I'm not sure who's it was...I *think* it was Barbara Gates but I'm not positive (please forgive me and if you know who it was for sure let me know and I will add that). I colored Tilda and the entire oval with Copics. I added some distress Walnut ink to the edges. My lace is also colored with a Copic, E41. I added a few highlights with Opaque white. Very fun kit! I did add 3 gems, but the rest is entirely from her kit! Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

DT Call at Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday

I forgot to include on my post that Project Tuesday is having a DT call. If you are interested in joining this awesome group of fun women play along this week and include DT after your Mr. Linky entry! We're doing a super easy gift card holder (my turn to choose hehe). Click HERE to go see all about it! This is the last week and the announcement of the new team members will be made March 1st.

Thinking Green!

I'm so tired of snow! I decided to think green and this is what I came up with ! This cute little Tilda is a Magnolia stamp. I colored her with Copics and added some Stickles here and there for some sparkle! The little black shoes are shiny from Crystal Effects. The flowers ar all Prima. The cut out she's resting on is a Spellbinder. Hope she brightens your day too!

Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday-Gift Card Holder

Who doesn't love having a quick, easy gift card holder pattern handy? This one fits the bill! Here's a link to the directions. The sentiment and image are both from Whimsy Stamps. I covered the fish bowl with Crystal Effects to give the glass shine. I hope you will check out the wonderful variety of samples the designers came up with for this and join in too! You can see the projects on the PT Blog.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Paperworks Co. Sunday Sketch 21

This week's Paperworks Co. Sunday sketch made me think of bubbles so I immediately knew I had to use the Aqua Amigos! They are just so cute hehe. I added some paper pierced swirls to add to the water feel. I can't wait to see all the ways this sketch is interpreted!

Materials Used
Stamps-Aqua Amigos
Paper-white, aqua, and brown card stock, pattern sparkly stripe (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink-Memento black
Lobster-R24, R27, E07, Booo
Turtle-YG06, YG09, G07, YR24, E35
Octopus-V000, V01, V12, YG06, YG09
Accessories-Paper Glaze (for lobster), Circle Nesties/Spellbinders, paper piercing tool, Ranger Crackle Accents (for turtle shell), Stickles in lime green (for octopus)
Tools-Big Shot or equivalent for Nesties/Spellbinders

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mermaid Birthday Wishes

Who doesn't love a cute mermaid? This one was so fun to work with! She is from the new release Mythical Collection at Whimsy Stamps. They are now carrying some gorgeous flowers and charms too! I used Copics to color her and added some Stickles and Crystal Effects to bling her up! The embossed panel is Cuttlebug and the awesome sentiment is from Paperworks Co. Aqua Amigos Collection. The flowers are all Prima. I colored some white ones with teal Copics so they'd match. I added some Stickles to them as well. Thanks for letting me share it with you!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge #53

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Click HERE for Mo's Digital Pencil Hop

This is my card for the OCC Sketch Challenge this week. I love this image and had fun making more birds for the little girl to feed! That's why I'm so crazy about digi stamps...I love the flexibility! I decided to go with robins for my birds this time. I think it's fun to have the sketch work with the image and this one accomplished that easily. My image is from Stamps and Smiles. Be sure to stop OCC and check out the sketch and wonderful DT samples. We can't wait to see your creations!

Mo's Digital Challenge #19

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Click HERE for Mo's Digital Pencil Hop

This week Dawn challenged us to use only white or vanilla card stock, one ribbon and no layering! WOW that's tough hehe. I chose to use two images (Alice and the Cheshire Cat) for this to create an Alice in Wonderland scene. I merged them using Photoshop. The images are colored with Copic markers. I added a blue ribbon to match her dress and a clock charm to fit the theme! I found the charm at Michael's it's by Blue Moon. This was really fun! Be sure to check out the Challenge Blog as the projects the design team came up with are incredible! Have fun with this challenge!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tapping Tilda Hanging Calendar

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This is a hanging calendar inspired by Stephanie Hester! The kit is one I received in this past kit swap from Barbara Gates. I love the bright colors! I added the sparkly stickers to spell out "dance". My daughter is going to use this in her locker. All these colors are her favorite! I added straps and silver bottoms to Tilda's shoes so they look more like actual tap shoes. They are topped with Crystal Effects to give them more shine. Super job on this kit Barbara!!!! Thanks so much!

Whimsy Stamps New Release-Magical Mythical Tour

Welcome to the Magical Mythical Tour!
If you arrived from Deb's Blog you are on the right track!
If you are lost or would like to start at the very beginning (trust me you don't want to miss one stop!) can head on over to Simonne's Blog.

Please click HERE for Mo's Digital Pencil Blog Hop

Our hop begins today at noon and will run through midnight on the 19th. One lucky person will receive the entire new release plus some other goodies! Be sure to leave your entry with Mr. Linky on the Whimsy Stamps home page! There's also a second chance to win some goodies at our new Whimsy Inspiration Blog! Don't miss out!

This little cutie is "Water Lily". I'm a total "fairy freak" so am constantly on the lookout for cute fairy stamps! These wonderful fairy images are all designed by Katie Sowa! The sentiments are designed by Raindrop Echo Designs. I colored my fairy with Copics (numbers listed below). The flower center is seed beads, Paper Glaze, and yellow Stickles. The oval scallop is a Bazill chipboard piece. All papers are Basic Grey. I added some sticky pearls and a pretty bow to finish it off. I just love this fairy as a red head!

Thanks for letting me share Lily with you! Your next stop on this journey is Janna's Blog.

Copic List:
Skin-YR0000, E000
Flower-G20, G21, V000, V01, V15, V17, Y17, Y23, purple Spica marker
Red Hair-E11, YR12, YR15, YR18
Dress-B91, B93, B34
Wings- B0000, B000, B00
Watering Can-YG63, YG67

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday-Joy Fold Card

Please click HERE for Mo's Digital Pencil Hop

This week I got to choose our project! I found a great tutorial for Joy Fold cards and thought they looked cool. I used this beautiful Crissy Armstrong fairy for the front. The papers "Faith" by The Paper Studio. Please stop by the PT Blog to see everyone's creations! They are wonderful. We would love to have you play along with us too.

Mo's Digital Pencil Blog Hop

Welcome to Mo's Digital Pencil Blog Hop
We're celebrating 1000 members in the Paper Craft Planet group!

If you arrived here from Cheryl's Blog you are right on track!
If you would like to start at the beginning please head to Jak's Blog.

My Card ~
I was so thrilled with the opportunity to make any card of my choosing with my favorite Mo's image. Choosing a favorite is not so easy! I love so many of Mo's images. I decided to use the beautiful angel. I love easel cards too and think they really showcase work well. My image is colored with Copics and a few spica markers here and there. I added some gold shimmer to her hair with a Sakura gelly pen. The beautiful blossom is Prima.
Copics Used:
Skin-YR0000, E000
Hair-Y21, E53,
Dress-E02, E000, 0
Wings-B91, 34, B93, B97, 0
Image-Sending Peace

My Give Away~
I'm thrilled that I also am able to give this image to one of my readers who leaves a comment during this hop. All you have to do is leave me a nice note and a way to contact you should you win. I will close the entries (for my own giveaway) Friday Feb. 19th at noon cst.

Mo's Give Aways~
Collect the letters on each blog to spell out a phrase. Email this phrase to Mo at The phrase must be in the subject line. Good luck!
Other prizes that will be randomly chosen from winning entries:
Mo's Stampavie rubber stamps (3)
$10.00 Mo's Gift Certificate (3)
Mo's Coffee Cup
Mo's Tote
Mo's T-shirt
A special piece of Mo's artwork

Next on your travels is Lydia's Blog.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Whimsy Stamps New Release Sneak Peek

This is my sneak peek for the "Magical Mythical Tour" at Whimsy Stamps this week! Our hop begins this Weds. the 17th, at noon! You won't want to miss it!
p.s. All "fairy freaks"(like myself) will be definitely thrilled with this release!

Paperworks Co. Sunday Sketch 20

Oh I just love everything about this sketch! It's this week's Sunday Sketch at Paperworks Co. and such a fun one! I hope you will join us.

Materials Used
Stamps-Charlottes Valentine and sentiment
Papers-Basic Grey
Ink-Memento black
Flesh: YR0000, E000, E00
Clothing: R83, R85, E25, E35
Hair: Y21, YR23, E35
Accessories- thin natural twine, Nesties/Spellbinders-labels four, fine glitter, liquid glue, coordinating brad, tab punch, tiny heart
Tools-Big Shot or equivalent to use Nesties/Spellbinders

House Mouse and Friends Challenge 63...multi-fold cards

Yes I'm using the strawberries again...I just adore them! This challenge is to use a multi-fold card for your project. There's so many out there! I chose the joy fold card this time. It was a new one and who doesn't like trying a new kind of card? I found a great tutorial here. I did change my sizes a bit from the tutorial as my images were larger. It wasn't difficult to make those changes thankfully! I am also thrilled I finally got "Crystal Effects" to photograph well! I just think strawberries should shine. Please don't forget to stop by the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog to see the wonderful inspiration samples. I can't wait to see everyone's projects!

Materials Used:
Flourishes-leaf and sentiment for front circle, inside sentiment in oval (Strawberries set)
House Mouse-Berried and Sleeping With Strawberries
Stampin Up-inside sentiment "Happy Valentine's Day" (retired)
Berry Designer Paper- from Michael's unknown
Blue Card Stock-Bazzil Basics
Red Card Stock- Stampin Up
White Card Stock-Paper Trey Inc
Berries-R02, R22, R24, R27, R46
Leaves-YG25, YG17, YG67, G28
Ground-0, W1, W3
Mice-E30, E31, R30, E34, E35
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Red Grosgrain Ribbon 1/4"
Strawberry Button
Thick Dimensional adhesive for corner piece
Oval punch and oval scallop punch
Nestie circle and scallop circle