Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Distressed Easter Card

I am not one to do lots of distressing, but on occasion I can manage! I used this precious image from Sassy Cheryl's and some cool designer paper and lots of distressing and sponging to get the look. Hope it turned out cool!

Supplies for this card:
Image-Sassy Cheryl
Ink-Walnut Tim Holtz distress ink
Paper-Kaiser Craft, Stampin Up cardstock
Copics-yr0000, e000, e30, e41, v15, v17, v09, rv 32, rv34, g99, yg91, yg93, yg63, g21, g24, e25, e37
Misc-circle cutter, distressing tool, sponge, prima flowers, Martha Stewart leaf punch

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Simon Says-Distressing
Friday Sketch-#95
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge-#5 distressing
Tanda Stamps-Easter
Penny's Challenge-Easter

Baby Boy Gift set

A friend of mine has a new baby boy and this is what I fixed up for her this week! I used the adorable Whimsy Giraffe for the gift card holder and little box. The onesies are colored with Copics and stamped with Memento ink then heat set with an iron. The onesie images are by Recollections. One sure you wash the fabric first before coloring on it. The copics do bleed a bit on fabric so start on the inside of your section and slowly work out, giving it time to bleed.

Supplies used for the gift card holder:
Stamp-Whimsy Giraffe
Paper- Stampin Up barely banana, bashful blue and pumpkin pie cardstock, unknown designer paper
Copics- b21, b41, b32, b34, yr04, yr00, bg01
Misc-orange grosgrain Stampin Up ribbon, dew drops, Martha Stewart border punch, swirly blue paper clip, leather orange flower, blue button, fiber, oval Nestie, box template is free here by Lauren Meader

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Crafty Creations-#61 anything goes
Character Cafe'- #17 anything but a card
Just Us Girls-template for the little box #26
Cute Daisy May-boys
Tuesday Morning Sketches- #39 sketch
My Time to Craft-#85 Baby

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Showers

Whipped up this little cutie for a challenge today! Thankfully we're avoiding the rain this week, but last week oh my!

Supplies for this project:
Stamp-Stamping Bella Belinda Bumberboots
Papers-Martha Stewart designer papers, yellow and white card stock
Copics-y11, y13, bg10, bg01, e30, e34, yr0000, e000, g00. rv32, rv34, yg03, yg05
Misc-yellow ric rak, Crystal Effects or equivalent, yellow gems, green ribbon

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Critter Challenge-Sketch
Charizma Cards-#12 Spring

My Son's Self Portrait (pencil)

This is Jordan's self portrait for his drawing class. It's entirely pencil and HUGE....I taped it to a door! Nice for for a fella who's never had a lesson! Way to go!
p.s. That's duct tape across his mouth and no I DID NOT put it there!

Exciting Announcement!

I am thrilled to share that Paula at Polly Craft has asked me to design for her! I am so honored and anxious to share some of her wonderful images with you all!


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Project Tuesday-Altered Frame

I really enjoyed this project. It was fun creating the frame as well as the art for it! I used my Copic refills to do the entire project. To do the frame I squirted some of the refill color onto a piece of felt and rubbed it over the frame. Who knew that it would make such a pretty stain? Please check out all the wonderful samples on the Project Tuesday Blog and join us!

Supplies used on this project:
Stamps-Poppy from Flourishes
Misc.-black Staz-on and Memento ink (Staz-on for the tile, Memento for the wood), Copic refill bottles in E35 and E37, wood frame and white ceramic tile (Michael's $1.00 each!), strong adhesive for tile to wood

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Day Tilda

I haven't done a Magnolia for a while...or at least it feels that way hehe. I had fun with this little lady! I am really enjoying combining's fun to see which ones will work together. Hope you enjoy it!

Supplies for this project:
Stamp-Magnolia Tilda
Papers-Stampin Up Kraft, white, and soft sky; designer paper unknown
Copics-rv32, rv34, e41, e30, e34, e25, e29, e35, bg0000, bg01
Misc-crystal Stickles, sticky diamonds, pink ribbon for bow, 3 pink roses Prima, Punches-Martha Stewart border, corner, and leaf; Stampin Up-scalloped oval and oval

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Roses on Paper- #34 Punches
Embellish Magazine-color challenge Lt. aqua/Lt. pink/Kraft +stitching
Fun with Shapes and More-#46 Faux stitching
Incy Wincy- #36 Stitching
Magnolia Down Under-#39 Stitching
Practical Scrappers-rub ons

Bunnies like sparkles too!

I so enjoy Sassy Cheryl's images! I had fun using the cute bunny on this project!

Supplies used on this project:
Image-Sassy Cheryl "Funky Bunny"
Papers- card stock Stampin Up(retired), sparkly designer paper My Minds Eye
Copics- rv0000, rv00, rv10, c1, c3, 0, r81, r83, g21, g24, bg01, bg05
Misc-white lace, oval Nesties (for image, frame and eggs), Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, "easter" egg stickers by Jolee's, white pom pom for bunny's tail, Stickles in crystal, various glitters and Crystal Effects for eggs

Challenges this card qualifies for (new record for me!):
Sassy Cheryl-#4 Easter
Inspirational Card Sketches-#59 this sketch
Everybody Art-#83 Easter
Cuttlebug Challenge-#76 Easter
Simon Says-Easter + glimmer
Creative Cottage-#3 sparkle
Colour Create-#41 Pastels
Paper Play-#12 Easter
Dare U2 Digi-#34 Easter
CCEE Stampers-inspiration photo
CRAFT Challenge- #43 Easter
ECP-#9 Easter
Fussy and Fancy-#7 Easter
Stamp Simply-#132 Easter
Stamping for the Weekend-#35 Easter
Pile It On-Animal
Cupcake Inspiration-#52 photo inspiration
The Pink Elephant-#60 Pastels
Crafty Angels-#28 Easter

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #66-Easter

Challenge #66 is to create an Easter Card using a House Mouse & Friends image! I didn't have any real Easter images but enjoy making stamps work for other occasions! I went with the berries for this one. I was a little concerned it would be difficult to get the raspberry color just right, but I am really pleased with how it turned out! I hope you will visit the HM&F Blog to see what the other designers created for this challenge! I promise it's worth the stop! Can't wait to see everyone's Easter creations!

Supplies used on this card:
Stamp-"Juggling Raspberries" House Mouse designs, sentiment is my own and computer generated
Basket-e30, e31, e41
Flowers-y11, y21
Leaves/grass-g21, g07, yg17, yg67, yyg25, yg93, yg91
Berries-r85, r46, r39
Mice-e11, e41, e30, e34
Misc- designer paper Basic Grey, Crystal Effects or equivalent for berries, blue taffeta ribbon (Stampin Up)

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Everybody Art-#83 Easter
Paper Play-#12 Easter
CRAFT Challenge- #43 Easter
ECP-#9 Easter
Fussy and Fancy-#7 Easter
Stamp Simply-#132 Easter
Stamping for the Weekend-#35 Easter
Pile It On-Animal
Crafty Angels-#28 Easter
Paper Cutz-#34 Easter with no bunnies/chicks
One Stop Craft Challenge-#73 fruit

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mermaid in blue

Have you seen the gorgeous images at Sweet Pea Stamps? As you all know I'm a freak for any fairy or mermaid image...they have GORRRRRRRRRRRGEOUS ones at SWS! You will want to check it out.

Supplies for this project:
Image-"Dark Royalty" Ching-Chou Kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps
Papers-glossy metallic cardstock by Best Occasions, my own background panel (blue and silver acrylic paint), another background panel (Versamark pad with Smooch in Azure, Taffy, Moonlight, and Nautical Navy), navy cardstock
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e30
Tail/fins-b21, b24, b26, b29
Hair-cc5, c7, c9, b24, b26
Wings-c1, c3, c5, b00, b02, b24
Flowers-y08, y17, e13
Misc-Cuttlebug embossing folder, Smooch in Azure

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Sweet Sunday Sketch-#62
Paper Sundaes- Photo Inspiration #11
Cuttlebug Spot- Cuttlebug + wings
Flutterby-#102 Fairy
Quixotic Challenge-#18 Monochromatic
Alys Sunday Challenge- #14 Fairies (this Challenge hostess is 11 yrs. old!)

My Son's 1st Challenge!

My son (Jordan 16) made this Fox entirely out of paper. It's a Nintendo character. There are lots of this intricate folding paper art patterns out there. Some are amazingly huge...others nice and tiny. This fox is about 5 inches tall. I asked him for a few links to his favorite sites for patterns. He's entering a challenge at Simon Says for kids only.
Nintendo Paper craft
Paper Craft Museum
Warcraft Paper Craft
Paper Craft Blog

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring-y Thank You

I'm sooooooooo tired of clouds, rain and snow! If mother nature refuses to cooperate one must take the weather into their own hands. So I made a spring-y card! This is one of my all time favorite Stampin Up sets, "Merci". I colored images and background with my copics. Pretty fun!

Supplies used on this project:
Stamps-"Merci" by Stampin Up
Paper-rose red card stock Stampin Up, designer papers Basic Grey
Copics-y13, ygo3, yg09, y08, y17, yr04, r81, r83, r85, bg72, bg75, e30, e41
Misc.- oval and scalloped oval punches Stampin Up, rose red grosgrain ribbon Stampin Up, Stickles in crystal and yellow, shiny yellow bauble for bow center

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Mojo Monday 131- sketch

One more mermaid

I have a swap for another mermaid so I'm sharing it with you all too! I am also using this one for a challenge sketch at The Pink Elephant. This is Mo's beautiful "Melia on her shellphone". I colored her with copics and then outlined it with blue/turquoise dew drops/baubles. The tiny paper circles are all punched from paint chips. Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Manly Anniversary card and DT Coordinator Call

This is my 4th project with the March Paperworks Co. kit and I am still having a blast with it! I just adore the colors! The patterns are fun to work with too. I wanted to make a masculine anniversary card and these papers were just the thing. I love versatile stamps and this cutie is certainly that!

Peggy at PWCO is also having a call for a DT Coordinator! This is an awesome organization and would be a wonderful position! If you would like more details check them out here.

Supplies used:
Stamps-"Love Freckle Stamps-Standing Beneath a Tree", sentiment Stampin Up
Papers- all papers are from the PWCO March Kit
Ink-Memento black
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e30
Hair-e30, y21, yr23, e35
His clothes-e43, w3, bg72, bg75
Her clothes-e11, e13, e41, e30
Ground-yg63, yg93
Misc- Cuttlebug embossing folder, circle cutter

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Create 4 Fun-sketch #34
Creative Card Crew- #46 dots
My Time To Craft-#84 Masculine
The Pixie Cottage-#12 Circles

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge #8

I have a special card this week for our sketch challenge. A special lady at my church passed away this week and I wanted a card for her husband and son that was personal to them. She had an incredible talent for piano and singing. She was in charge of our church's music for many years. I hope this will comfort them in some small way.
Be sure to stop by the OCC Blog and see the wonderful samples created by the team. I hope you can play along with us this week!

Supplies I used on this card:
Sketch- OCCSC8
Stamps- Magnolia tree
Copics- g20, g21, yg91, e30, e34, e53
Misc.-Cuttlebug embossing folder, green chalks, white satin ribbon
Quotation- "Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself." -Henry Ward Beecher

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Etsy Inspired- Tree necklace by Cathy
365 Cards Day 19- Cotton
If the Shoe Fits- #27 Trees
Stamp Simply-#131 Clean and Simple + texture
ABC- Quotation

Mo's Digital Challenge #24-Sketch

Clear card so I had to hold it to take the picture!
Close up of the little mermaid
Card open
I love using Mo's images! This is her new mermaid, Melia. I'm such a sucker for mermaids and fairies hehe. We have a sketch challenge this week and I wanted to be different so I used acetate for my card base! I showed how the card opens (bottom photo) so you could tell how it works. Fun card to do! Be sure to stop by Mo's Challenge Blog and see the wonderful samples by the team! Can't wait to see your takes on the sketch!

Supplies used on this card:
Image-Melia on her Shellphone, Sentiment-Aqua Amigos Paperworks Co.
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e30
Hair-y21, e30, yr23, rv02, rv04, rv13
Starfish/Shell-bg01, bg05, bv11, bv13, e41, e02, e00
Clothes/Tail-rv02, rv04, rv13, yr04, yr07, yr09
Misc.-Twinkling H20's (icicle), Sticky gems (pearls, pink, blue), Crystal Effects (or equivalent), circle cutter, acetate sheet

Challenges this card qualifies for:
One Stop Craft- let it shine #72

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tribute to Alice

Yes I know...I'm a total Johnny Depp freak and went crazy over the new "Alice in Wonderland" movie. I would like to see it again, not seated in the 4th row hehe. Anyway...please humor me and I hope you get a kick out of my little tribute project. This is too big to be a card, but it would be very cool in the right frame!

Supplies used in this project:
Images- digistamps from The Greeting Farm, flourish stamp for hat, sentiment is my own and computer generated
Skintones-yroooo, e000, e30
Hair-y21, e30, yr23
Dress-b00, b02, w1, w3, b14
Mushrooms-yr04, yr07, yr09, r13, r14, bg01, bg05, yg03, yg06, yg09, y13, y11, r24, r27, r39, v09, v17
Rabbit-w1, w3, r20, r11, b24, b26, yg05, yg09
Atyou Spica Markers-mint, lilac, blossom, baby blue
Misc-Gold metallic paper (colored orange with yr09), piece of tulle (colored black with 100), two stick pins, distressing tool, safety pin, black cardstock, black embossing powder, Tim Holtz distress ink walnut

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Copic Creations-#24 favorite technique (coloring embellishments with Copics)
Creative Inspirations- #30 anything but a card
365 Cards- #22 Alice in Wonderland photo inspiration
Practical Scrappers- use a tool that's 1 yr old (distressing tool)
Flourishes- #59 Faux technique (faux fabric on hat)
The Pixie Cottage-#12 Circles (on all 4 mushrooms)
Your Next Stamps-#12 Distressing (hat and tag)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Fairy

I'm so ready for spring days! My little fairy card is inspired by the sunshine and green grass that we're all so anxious to see!

Supplies for this card:
Papers- Basic Grey prints, Wausau shimmer yellow
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e30
Wings-yg0000, yg01
Clothing-y11, y13, yg03, yg05, yg06
Misc-lg. circle and scallop circle Nesties, star dust and lime green Stickles, yellow grosgrain ribbon Stampin Up, yellow button, gold twine, Crystal Effects or equivalent

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Creative Inspirations #52 white/yellow/lime green
Fab N Funky #15 It's all new (image is new)
Poppy Seed #2 button/dots/green
Crafty Catz #24 Spring
Totally Gorjuss #22 Ribbon
Rosie & Dee #67 green/white/yellow
Cute Daisy May Fairy
Sweet Sunday Sketch #61 Cupcake inspiration
Incy Wincy #35 Spring
Daisy Doodles #4 Digi + Artists Choice
Digi Tues #51 Spring