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Monday, March 30, 2009

Just a sneak peek....

No new card or anything to share BUT....I do have these sneak peeks of the new Magnolia stamps from the Spring 2009 collection!!!!!

Check em' out!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Inky Impressions 1st design team call

Inky Impressions is holding their 1st ever design team call!!!! So I am uploading my 2 projects in hopes of getting chosen to continue on to stage 2 of the design team try outs. Check out the call here. The cut off date has been extended so there is still time to try out (grin).

I chose to use "talking to the birds" by Sugar Nellie for my first project and made a card, take out box with matching fortune cookies for a little birthday gift set. I used my Copic markers and the discontinued Haiku designer paper by Stampin' up as my inspiration.

I covered the tiny take out box in matching patterned paper, tied various ribbons along the handle, popped the sugar nellie scalloped circle up on dimensionals and included a little pull out sentiment on a word window punch. (the pull out window says "...and many more").

I adore this image of Nellie and the birds and thoroughly enjoyed colouring
her. The sentiment on the card is

from Stampin up's "pun fun" and popped up onto dimensionals for some
added dimension. I added some stickles to the blossom in her hair and the blossoms on the tree, and tied on an Asian coin (I think they are meant for good luck?).

For my second project I made a card

using Tilda with Christmas stocking. I

paired her up with some left over Cosmo
Cricket dutch girl patterned paper that

I had and that is where I got my colour combo from. I popped tilda up off of the bench and drew in some grass with my Copics. I used my spellbinders double ended tags for my sentiment and once cut and embossed left the die in place and sponged soft sky onto my tag. I added some taffeta ribbon and coloured my confetti flower using a Copic marker. I really liked the way that the flower matched the design on tilda's booty slippers. I added a small button and tied on some hemp thread for my finishing touches.

Thanks so much for stopping in and checking out my latest! Let's hope it's enough to get me into the next stage!!!
Have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Blushing bride Anya

Check out sweet little cake topper Anya & Ian! The are from the greeting farm and I have a nice order on my way from them!! I happened to snag this sweet image from the PIF (pay it forward) thread. I couldn't wait to colour them using my Copics and once that was done set to work to make a full card. This card is 5 1/4" squared.

I came across this patterned paper by My Mind's eye in my scrap box, paired it up with some shimmery cs, blush blossom, and some embossed white paper I have had since I first started scrapbooking waaaay back about 7 years ago! I cut Anya and Ian out and then mounted them onto my nesties, added my nesties double ended tags for my sentiments. I wound the satin ribbon through the tag, added a bow and some stickles and some glitter with my glitterpen on her dress and all in her hair. You can see it better in the second photo I have added. Just click on it to make it bigger!

Supplies: Cake topper (the greeting farm), sentiment: happy harmony (Stamping Up!). CS: blush blossom, shimmery white (PTI), embossed white (unknown), My Minds eye patterned paper. Ink: Momento and staz on (for sentiment). Access: Copics, nestabilities classic and scallopped circles, double ended tags, cuttlebug, stardust glitter pen, stickles, sweet blush satin ribbon (PTI), and dimensionals.

Happy stamping!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Ride em' Billy!

Ha ha ha! Isn't Billy just too cute? I just adore Lily & Billy. They are so fun to colour and just too cute! Get Lily and Billy here.

I coloured Billy with my copics and followed last week's sketch challenge on Splitcoast. I pulled out my "playtime" patterned paper by 3 bugs in a rug and using my sewing machine zig zag stitched everything down. For some reason I still feel like this card is missing something but I am not too sure what needs to be added. I popped Billy's head up for some dimension and a sentiment in the bottome right hand corner.

I have been stamping my images in Brilliance graphite ink and embossing with clear emboss powder. I am finding that this really gives a nice look and helps with my colouring too.

Stamps: Billy plate 1 (Pink Cat Studios). CS: white Staples brand (110#), blue bayou, real red and playtime patterned paper (3 bugs in a rug). Ink: Brilliance graphite blk. Access: clear embossing powder, heat gun, Copic markers, sewing machine and dimensionals.

Thanks for popping in!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Make a wish Lily

I am in love with the new "enchanted Lily" set!!! Look how cute Lily is with her sweet lady bug wings and little lady bug friend! Lily is available from Pink Cat Studio's. I wanted to make a birthday card for a friend's daughter and knew that Lily would be perfect.

When AmyR posted her sketch challenge, I knew it would be perfect with the design I had in mind. This is a great sketch and one I will for sure use again. I took my colour combo from the Scenic Route paper I used and added this thick luscious pink gingham ribbon from Making Memories, some stickles on Lily's wings and antenna for the finishing touches.

Stamps: Enchanted Lily (Pink Cat Studios). CS: Staples brand 110# cs, berry sorbet, kiwi kiss and Scenic Route pp. Ink: Brilliance graphite black. Access: Copics, white gel pen, stickles, ribbon (MM), scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, slit punch.

As I am posting this, it is snowing like crazy out my window!!! Nothing like having some great Spring/Summer stamps to trick us into thinking this weather is gonna turn!


Saturday, March 07, 2009

Garden book Tilda...

I finally made my little bookworm Tilda (study Tilda is actually what she is called) into a completed card! I came across this sketch challenge by ATS (all that scraps) and decided it would work nicely for what I had in mind. I did have to change the oval shape to a circle shape as I still have to buy some oval nesties to add to my collection.

I started by cutting Tilda out mounting her so her crossed legs hang over the edge of the circle design. I used some scraps left over from my Making Memories paper pack (flower patch) and took my colour combo from there (berry sorbet, sweet blush and whisper white). I added my lace trim punch, swiss dot's embossing folder, some prima's and some buttons that I sewed onto the prima's and tied the thread. The sentiment I took from the quote garden. The quote "a book is like a garden carried in the pocket" is a Chinese proverb. I added some stitched berry sorbet ribbon and some stickles for Tilda's wings for the finishing touches.

Study Tilda is an image I snagged from the PIF thread (pay it forward). Such a great way to accumulate some great images. I love books so anytime I see a cute image that has to do with books, I simply must have it ((grin)) and what better then a Tilda image with books!

Stamps: Study Tilda (Magnolia). CS: whisper white, sweet blush, berry sorbet, white cs and Flower patch patterned paper (Making Memories). Ink: Momento tuxedo black. Access: classic and scallop nestabilities, cuttlebug, swiss dots embossing folder, Copics, stickles, prima's, buttons, pink thread, berry sorbet stitched ribbon, lace edge punch (Martha Stewart), and computer for sentiment.

Have a stamp happy weekend!

Friday, March 06, 2009

MFT Idol challenge...

A MFT (my favorite things) idol challenge has been posted...check out the details here. Sounds like a lot of fun so I decided to make an entry and this is what I did.

I pulled out my "gone to the dogs" set and paper pieced the chic girls skirt and coloured the rest of her using my Copics. I embossed my dog with black emboss powder, coloured him, cut him out and popped him up on dimensionals. I added some gold cord for his leash and an oval stamp to ground my images. The sentiment tag was done using the bone tag from "friends furever" set. I added some ribbon, prima flowers and a brad.

Stamps: Gone to the dogs, friends furever (MFT). CS: tangerine tango, creamy caramel, white cs, haiku designer paper. Ink: Brilliance graphite black, and creamy caramel (stamped off). Access: Copics, prima's, orange brad, glue dots, dimensionals, striped ribbon (May Arts), gold cord (SU!).

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Scuba steve!

I decided to try my hand at Amy's sketch challenge and pulled out...."diver Dan" by high hopes. If you have ever seen the movie "big daddy" with Adam Sandler then you know what I am getting "scuba Steve" is the diver doll that the little boy has in the movie and Sandler steps on him and says " D**n you scuba Steve!"....seriously soooo funny and as soon as I saw this image that is who he became.

I actually received this image in the PIF (pay it forward) thread and coloured him up with my copic markers and then followed Amy's sketch challenge. I came across some Basic Grey patterned paper (colour me silly) that I have had in my stash forever and figured if I don't use it now, it's probably not going to get used! For the cuttlebugged panel, I left about an inch of it outside the embossing folder so that I would have room to stamp my sentiment. The main image and turquoise mat are popped up on dimensionals and I tucked the ribbon under the main image instead of over top of it.

Here are the copic colours I used for anyone that is interested.

Supplies: stamps: diver Dan (high hopes), sentiment (by sea). CS: tempting turqoise, green galore, white cs, patterned paper by Basic Grey (colour me silly line). Ink: blk. Access: Copics, dimensionals, green apple grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug and embossing folder.

Happy stamping!