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Sunday, January 30, 2011

MFT Guest design contest...

As I mentioned the other day, MFT is holding a contest to fill a guest designer spot for February. You can check out all the details here. They are accepting entries until January 31, 10 pm (EST) and the winner will be announced at their release party tuesday Feb. 1!!

Card entries for the contest had to follow a recipe of love...

Valentine's theme
1 patterned paper
2 cs (cardstock colours) not including 1 neutral
3 types of embellishments.

I really wanted to use my: who's that girl "maid for you" set (this is the first time I have inked her up!). But trying to make sure I stuck with only 1 patterned paper kept stumping In the end, this is what I came up with and it turned out exactly how I wanted it!

I coloured WTG with my Copics, and mounted her along the side on my oval panels (the red panel is embossed with the swiss dot's folder, mounted on a larger black oval and then mounted again over a scalloped oval). I added 2 different size rhinestones along the black oval and then added a vanilla labels 4 panel for my sentiment. WTG is popped up with dimensionals along with the whole oval panel. I added some striped ribbon, ribbon flower and a stick pin to finish it off.

Supplies: Stamps: who's that girl "maid for you" (MFT). CS: basic black, very vanilla, cherry cobbler cs (SU!), Neenah solar crest white cs, PP: Crate paper. Ink: momento. Access: Copic markers, labels 4, classic oval, and scallop oval nestabilities (Spellbinder's), embossing folder, cuttlebug, rhinestones (kaiser crafts), dimensionals, glue dots, ribbon (SU!), ribbon blossom (Unknown), stick pin (unknown).

Have you stopped by the MFT blog and checked out all the new sneak peaks on the design teams blogs?? Seriously! Dee-lish eye candy and I cannot wait to get my hands on the new stamps being released! Feb 1 can't come soon enough ((wink))!

Have a stamp happy day!


embossed sympathy...

Please forgive the darkness of the photo, I photographed it in the evening and that's never a good

I had a special request for another sympathy card and this is what I came up with. The background is stamped with the fontworks "rockstar" stamp in versamark and heat embossed in silver. I layered it onto shimmery white cardstock and basic grey. I stamped the sentiment in night of navy ink and added a rhinestone. The corners are punched with the corner ticket punch and pearls are set in each corner. I finished the design off with silver satin ribbon, a bow with some silver sheer ribbon and a pearl brad. I was inspired by a card featured in the holiday cards and more vol. 5 by Papercrafts magazine. I added some more layers, different colours and more embellishments. I think it came out so elegant.

Supplies: Stamps: rockstar bg (Fontworks), brighter tomorrow (Stampin' Up!). CS: night of navy, basic grey, shimmery white cs (SU!). Ink: Night of navy, versamark. Access: silver emboss powder, heat gun, rhinestone and pearls (Kaiser crafts), pearl brad (Recollections), silver satin ribbon (Offray), silver sheer ribbon (May Arts) and ticket corner punch (SU!).



Saturday, January 29, 2011

catch up on a latte...

I am just lovin' MFT's weekly sketch challenge! The sketches are awesome, the design team is so inspirational, you get stamping done AND you can win stamps! Seriously, what's not to love? Check out this weeks sketch here.

Today's card is using MFT's weekly sketch (sketch #4) and it is a fabulous layout! I finally inked up "miss you a latte" a'la mode stamp (just love her!). I paired her up with some penny lane paper from my minds eye that I had in my stash. I paper pieced her cups and sleeves with co-ordinating paper from the same line. The ala' mode is stamped using the "out of the box" technique from Splitcoaststampers with my nestabilities. I matted her onto a scalloped circle and pierced each scallop. The cardfront has been sewn with a swirly design. The sentiment strips are sewn onto the main image to keep with the stitching theme. I added some plaid ribbon, a couple of buttons with linen thread and then popped the main image up on dimensionals.

Supplies: Stamps: ala' modes miss you a latte (MFT). CS: whisper white (card base only), bashful blue cs (SU!), neenah solar crest white cs, berry sorbet cs (PTI). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, classic circle and scallop circle nestabilities, cuttlebug, paper piercer, 2 way glue, buttons and ribbon (MM), hemp thread (SU!), dimensionals and glue dots.

The card I posted for last week's MFT sketch challenge, "a teacher takes a hand" was recognized and posted on MFT's newsletter that goes out to all subscribers!!! I am seriously sooooo excited and giddy...hee hee!

MFT has a lot going on right now. Their design team is giving sneak peaks of the new release stamps....check them out here. Check the blog out daily as everyday there will be new sneak peaks! The official release for the new stamps is February 1st. There is also a contest going on for February guest designer for MFT! Check the details out here. Just givin' ya the scoop! heh, heh, heh.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

It's a's a it's...

Super Mom!

I have had this image (already coloured) floating around in my image box. I coloured it when I made my very first Copic purchase (my colours were very limited and I didn't have much knowledge of light and shadows....(still don't have the hang of that too!). I decided to use the image and make it into a card. This layout is an old sketch I selected from my book, It's one from Amy R. I had fun sprucing up the chipboard heart...I painted it pink then applied the cranberry sparkle glaze over it, added a button with some ribbon and....Voila! cute lil' embellishment!

Supplies: Kindred spirits (Gina K designs). CS: Whisper white (card base) (SU!), pink textured (Bazzil), PP: Cactus pink (star pattern), Scenic Route (floral print), polka dot (October afternoon). Access: Chipboard heart (SU!), paint and glitter glaze, button and ribbon (MM), Scallop punch (EK success).



Thursday, January 27, 2011

You're not old...

You're chronologically challenged! Ha ha ha!
This is another of my "older images" received dealies, and after a little looking around have found the image to be from Rubbernecker stamps. How funny is this guy? Love the butt crack!
The sentiment is computer generated. I coloured him using my copics but due to me not stamping it on my paper of choice, I did have a bit of "bleeding" issues with this image. It still turned out okay I think though. The layout is a very old SFYTT (sketch for you to try, by Jen Del Muro).
Supplies: Ralph picking up paper (Rubbernecker stamps). CS: whisper white (card base), blue bayou cs, riding hood red cs (SU!), PP: numbers print (Basic Grey), blue dot's (3 bugs). Access: Copics, ribbon, button, scallop, 1 1/4" circle and 1 3/8" circle punch (SU!), dimensionals.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'll get you...

The Kraftin Kimmie stamps challenge this week is to make a card with a "fairytale" theme. (Check out the challenge here). Since I don't have any "princess or fairytale" kraftin kimmie stamps I decided to go with the dark side of fairytales...the villian. I pulled out my "witchy-poo" stamp and went to work.

Think of her as a modern, sexy, wicked witch of the west! I paper pieced her dress and the ribbon on her hat, I coloured the rest of her with Copics and highlighted her with my white gel pen. The card layout is loosely based on an old sketch by Tiets (I took out a lot of layers and panels to suit my needs for this card).

Supplies: Stamps: Witchy-poo (kraftin kimmie). CS: basic black, cajun craze cs (SU!), neenah solar crest white cs, PP: Cosmo cricket (Black bird line), orange glitter paper (MM). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, dimensionals, red stickles (Ranger), blossom (Recollections), brads (SU!), lace ribbon (May Arts) and dimensionals.

The sentiment was done on my computer and the inside says "and your little dog too! Happy Halloween". It was fun having an excuse to make an out of season Halloween

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Comforting Sympathy

Sympathy cards are never any fun to make but unfortunately are something that is always needed and they seem to sell right away at the shop where I sell my cards. I need to make a few more so I have a little supply of them for the shop and this is first one I have completed so far.

I went with some really old Basic Grey pp (black tie), black and shimmer white cs. I have heat embossed the sentiment using black emboss powder, then cut it using my oval nestabilities and then matted it in black with the scallop oval nestie. The sentiment panel is up on dimensionals and feature a rhinestone on each end. The corners of the pp have been cut using the ticket corner punch and then some tiny white pearls have been added in each corner. A scalloped shimmer piece of white accents the striped pattern and some large sheer black ribbon finishes off the design. Very classy I think.

Supplies: Stamps: Brighter tomorrow (SU!). CS: white shimmer, basic black cs (SU!), PP: Black tie (Basic Grey). Ink: versamark. Access: black emboss powder, corner ticket punch, corner rounder punch (SU!), heat gun, pearls and rhinestones (Kaiser crafts), Pearl brad (Recollections), classic oval and scalloped oval nesties (Spellbinders), cuttlebug, dimensionals, sheer black ribbon (Offray).

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Monday, January 24, 2011

A teacher takes a hand...

Opens a mind, and touches a heart.
I took part in MFT (My favorite things) weekly sketch challenge (#3). I love this pure innocence image (apple for you). I paired her up with some Cosmo cricket school spirit collection 6X6 paper. Too bad the paper behind my girl is mostly covered up :( The print is adorable and features school houses and yellow buses...too cute!

I have to admit I absolutely LOVED this sketch and most of it came together fast and easily...until the Once I came to the top left corner detail, the train stopped. Nothing I tried looked right and it stumped me good. Finally, I remembered this old twill tape ribbon I had and made a loopy, blossom type thing, paired it with a wooden button and called it done! The sentiment was a "free set" I received from MFT when I purchased 3 full sized stamp sets from the new release and all the sentiments are based around teachers. A set I simply had to add to my collection.

Supplies: Stamps: Pure Innocence apple for you, teachers sentiments (MFT). CS: Staples brand 110lb white cs. kraft cs (SU!). PP: school spirit (Cosmo Cricket 6X6 pad). Ink: momento. Access: twill tape (Unknown), wooden button (time 4 crafts), Copic markers, white gel pen, for you rub on (SU!), ric rac (May arts), red stickles (Ranger), dimensionals and glue dots.

Try your hand at the MFT sketch challenges, did you know that you can win free stamps? Yes, you! All you have to do is take part and upload your creations to us what ya got!

Ciao for now!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cool winter wishes...

I recently did a "sit & colour" images while in front of the tele again, I tried to choose some of my older images I have received in swaps, PIF's, etc. This little board-a-bella (I know that's not actually her name but, that's what I call her) totally reminds me of my close friend (that would be you, Peach! LOL). I had to colour her up and make a cute card with her. The layout is one from my sketch book and for some reason, there is not a reference as to whom the sketch originated from?? sorry.

I have continued using my patterned paper scraps (these are much newer) and are from Echo Park. Bella's pom-pom's and snow at her feet are "poofed" up with liquid applique.

Supplies: Stamps: Daisy board a bella (Stamping bella), sentiment (Rubber soul stamps). CS: Whisper white (card base only), night of navy cs (SU!), PP: wintertime (Echo park). Access: Copic markers, liquid applique, heat gun, satin ribbon (offray), blue bayou stitched ribbon (SU!), dimensionals.



Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rock the bump gift set

I have 2 very close friends who are both expecting their first babies in March. Both friends are having boys and I knew I had to bust out "baby bump" from MFT, and use their 3X3 box template (available here). For the box, I pretty much duplicated the design exactly (I am gonna try my hand at another and will change it up a bit). If you have not followed one of the MFT templates before, let me tell you...they are so easy! So well laid out, with such great instructions and so worth the very small price! What are you waiting for? Go get yours now!
Here is a close up of the card. I paper pieced her top and shopping bags, coloured her with Copics (the sidewalk too). I added a chocolate blossom, layered with tulle, wedding confetti flower and a wooden button. The main image is popped up with dimensionals.
The patterned paper is new arrivals by Pebbles and I absolutely L-O-V-E it!! I bought both the boys and girls adorable!

Here is an up close shot of the 3X3 box (template by MFT). What I love about this little box is you could make it for any occasion! I want to re-state that the design of this box was designed by MFT. The box lid panels were embossed with the cuttlebug, the little flowers I sewed with sequins are wedding confetti flower's from Michaels.

box supplies: Baby bump template from MFT. Stamps: baby bump (MFT). CS: whisper white, basic grey cs (SU!) PP: new arrival (Pebbles), text background (October afternoon), phonebook page, map from internet. Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, 2way glue pen, ribbon (May Arts), tulle (American Crafts), button (MM), wedding confetti flowers, sequins (Michaels) and dimensionals.

Card supplies: Stamps: Baby bump (MFT). CS: Whisper white (card base only), soft sky, creamy caramel cs (SU!). PP: new arrival (Pebbles). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, 2way glue pen, slit punch (SU!), blossom (Prima), tulle (American Crafts), wedding confetti flower (Michaels), button (Craft time), glue dots, dimensionals.

Now I just need to make another set for my other friend. I plan to put some diaper cream (it's actually a balm from Lush that I use on my baby and it is the best ever!) and maybe a couple pairs of little socks in the box for them.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Stupid cupid why you pickin' on me...

Ha ha ha! Sorry, that song was going through my head the whole time I was making this card.

Sorry about the delay in posts but I have been fighting a nasty cold and have been down with a crazy sore throat, headache and body ache's the last few days. (Still not feeling 100 % but at least feeling good enough to head back to the stamp room).

I just love this little Valentine Cupid with her bling bow and arrow! Her bow has gold stickles and the heart arrow has red stickles, her wings are dusted with dazzling diamonds for some bling! I have "popped" her head up on dimensionals and she is coloured with Copics and highlighted with my white gel pen. The patterned paper is Alphabet soup by My Minds Eye, a felt flower, button and paper doily finish off my design. (the layout is an old sketch from Sugar nellie Challenge 47).

Supplies: Stamps: hey Cupid (CC Designs). CS: whisper white (base only), blue cs (Bazill) PP: Alphabet soup (My Minds Eye). Access: Copics, white gel pen, felt flower and button (MM), paper doily (fun fair), stickles, slot punch, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen (SU!) and dimensionals.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

This hugs for you...

Phew! I dusted off my sewing machine and put it to good use with this card. I LOVE stitching on cards and layouts but for some reason don't seem to do it enough. Hmmmm...maybe a new goal to add to the mix...use my sewing machine more?
This was an old sketch from Amy R. (the original I did for this sketch was a Halloween card actually). The monkey is popped up with dimensionals and the patterned paper used is some really old scraps I had from Basic Grey (I can't actually even remember the name of the line but, they had a boys line and a girls line at the time...Jack possibly ?).
Supplies: Stamps: Monkey Love (CC Designs). CS: whisper white (card base only), kraft, blue bayou and soft sky cs (SU!) PP: Basic Grey. Access: Copic markers, blue bayou stitched ribbon and slit punch (SU!), dimensionals, nestabilities, and sewing machine.
Have a stamp happy day!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Be mine...

This is another of the 6 cards I put together in "Valentine's" theme. This little toadstool angel is also from the "hey Cupid" set from CC Designs.

Unfortunately, this photo really does not do this card justice...this photo is really dark and quite grainy. What a let down, especially when I took numerous shots of it and this was the best of them (bummer! Lol). Her wings have dazzling diamonds on them and her red mary jane's have stickles on them as well. Her head and main scalloped oval panel are all up on dimensionals for some added dimension.

Supplies: Stamps: Hey Cupid! (CC Designs). CS: whisper white (card base only), pink pirouette cs, soft sky, real red cs (SU!). PP: Basic Grey (Blush line). Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen and slit punch (SU!), nestabilities, red stickles, dimensionals, brads, ribbon (PTI).

I have pretty much used up all of my soft sky cs from SU! This is a super sad day for me as I think it may be my favorite cardstock and it was retired so long ago! I also hate that there is no replacement colour even close to it available through SU! Woe is me...whatever am I going to do?!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy trails to you...

Get a long little doggie...yee-haw! Heh heh, just couldn't resist.

Todays second post (the inspiration is a comin' so I just keep a goin') is a double whammy. 2 challenges in 1...YAY! First, it's Jen Del Muro's sketch for you to try (SFYTT) and secondly it is the cat's pajamas challenge (TCP tuesday 141- use ribbon in a fun and unique way).

I am (not so) patiently waiting for a lil order to arrive from TCP right now and if you can believe it don't actually own any of their stamps (although I have been drooling over them for a couple of years now). I did happen to have this sweet little cowboy image that a fellow stamper had been kind enough to stamp for me. He is from the set "havin' a pow wow" and this set rocks!

I coloured him with my Copics and actually mounted him onto another pp piece to make my main image larger for the sketch. I added a wooden button and the sentiment is on dimensionals. For the ribbon I accordian folded it for a fun, different, other then a bow look (for the TCP tuesday challenge). The pp (cowboy and stripe print) are scraps I had from some Cosmo Cricket will never guess how old it is...from 2006!!! Seriously, it had the year still on the bottom with the company name, etc. How hilarious is that?!

Supplies: Stamps: Havin' a pow wow (The Cats Pajamas). CS: whisper white (cardbase only), chocolate chip cs (SU!), PP: Cosmo cricket and SU! Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, large oval punch, linen thread, chocolate chip ribbon (SU!), dimensionals, glue dot, wooden button.

**This is the second post for today, so to see the first, just keep scrolling down :)

Love you this much!

Here is another card featuring "monkey love" by CC Designs again. Get it here. (As I mentioned in my previous post, it looks like this set is retiring).
Not really too much to report for this design. Coloured with Copics, highlighted with my white gel pen, image panel and sentiment both popped up with dimensionals and a simple ribbon and bow added. The patterned papers are by my minds eye and 7 gypsies.
Supplies: Stamps: monkey love (CC Designs). CS: Whisper white (card base only) (SU!), soft blue textured cs (bazzil), PP: my minds eye, 7 gypsies. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen, dimensionals, ribbon, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop circle punch (SU!).

Thursday, January 13, 2011

MFT sketch challenge #2

MFT (My Favorite things) is now holding a weekly sketch challenge EVERY week...YAY!! (I LOVE sketch challenges, in case you haven't Not only do they supply you with an amazing sketch, the design team fills you with so much inspiration AND (if you needed more influence to join in...) there is a weekly draw and the winner gets $15 to spend at MFT!!!! AND...if you use a MFT stamp you get another $5!! So, to re-cap, you can get $20 to spend on STAMPS for FREE!! all you have to do is take part in the challenge. How awesome is that right?!
Okay, gotta take a little breather...I was so excited (grin). I inked up my very first "pure innocence" stamp (making a list), available here. Isn't she the cutest? I cannot wait to add more Pure innocence stamps to my collection...she is like a little addiction all on her own...adorable! I paper pieced her dress and used all scraps from my scrap bin. Coloured her with my Copics and check out her little rosy knee's (I saw Jody Morrow do that on her blog and had to try it....soooo cute! Thanks for the idea Jody). I added a felt blossom, a button and some brads to finsih off the design. All the patterned paper are from October afternoon (fly a kite and thrift store collections, I believe).
Supplies: Stamps: Making a list (pure Innocence, MFT). CS: whisper white (card base only), kraft cs (Stampin' Up!), Neenah solar crest cs, PP: October Afternoon. Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, felt flower, button (MM), brads (Basic Grey), Ribbon (SU!), Circle cutter (Tonic).
Peaches, my girly girl...I personally challenge you to give this sketch a try and show me what ya got!! Bring it! (Gotta get you doin' these challenges with me!)
This is also, my second post for today! To see post #1 scroll below this post :)
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Just hanging around...

How cute is this lil' monkey? Just hanging around to love ya! heh heh. This is more images from my swapped images box and he is also from CC Designs (Monkey love is the name of the set and it appears that it is going to be retiring so if you like it and need to add it to your collection, get it here).

I used more Basic Grey pp scraps, added a button, some plastic ribbon and raised the image panel with dimensionals.

Supplies: Stamps: Monkey love (CC Designs). CS: whisper white (card base only), taken with teal cs (SU!), PP: Basic Grey, october afternoon. Access: Copic markers, button (MM), plastic ribbon, dimensionals.

I have just noticed that I forgot to add my white gel pen highlights to my monkey...oops!

Ciao for now!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love is in the air...

I did it again!
I sat in front of a movie and coloured up 6 images, matched them to paper (before colouring). A few days later, I went through my sketch notebook, chose the layouts I wanted and a day or so later...started putting them together. YAY! 6 more cards done, all using my scrap patterned papers as well. If I was a rooster, my chest would be all poofed out! LOL!
I went on a Valentine's theme and all 6 are for the lovey dovey day. These angel girls (I have 2 more cards with some others, you will see soon) are from CC Designs "hey Cupid!". I feel like such a fool...I pulled these images from my PIF boxed images (images I have received in a swap) and then while scouring my stamps for sentiments...I actually own these stamps (I know I must have picked them up in the late fall, so I doubt I have had them long) but still....pretty bad I had no idea.
The pp is old Basic Grey blush paper and the cloud angel has dazzling diamonds on her wings, white gel pen highlights, red stickles for her mary jane shoes and I have popped up her head and the cloud both with dimensionals. Some red tulle and a heart stick pin finish off the design.
Supplies: Stamps: Hey cupid (CC Designs). CS: whisper white (card base), pretty in pink cs (SU!), sky textured cs (Bazzil), PP: Basic Grey (blush collection). Access: Copic markers, white gel pen (inksentials), dazzling diamonds (SU!), stick pin (MM), red binding ribbon, red tulle (May Arts), red stickles (Ranger), dimensionals.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just floating by...

This is the last of the 4 cards I put together in one day. I was so stoked with the outcome I am gonna try to make colouring/gathering pp a regular habit. Makes it a bit easier when time can be an issue for you.

I love this adorable monkey (also from CC Designs). Coloured using my Copics and check out the dotted effect on his hiney and paws...(done using your blender pen! Just dot the blender pen onto your coloured area, the longer you leave it, the bigger the dot you will get). I added some white gel pen dots to his cheeks and balloon. The balloon is up on a dimensional. The main pp panel is popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment was done on the computer and then punched out using my oval punch. A large bow with wooden button finishes off my design.

Supplies: Stamps: CC Designs. CS: whisper white cs base, kraft cs (Stampin Up). PP: dutch girl (Cosmo cricket). Access: Copics, white gel pen, dimensionals, ribbon, large oval punch (SU!), wooden button (Crafty time (?)

Ciao for now!

Monday, January 10, 2011

So they say...

Actually they say it's your Birthday!
Still sharing those cards I put together the other day. I love this little birthday kitty cat (from CC Designs)! I paired him up with some old 3 bugs boy patterned paper I bought ages ago.
Note to self: DO NOT completely adhere card together and then stamp your sentiment...UGH! It of course distorted...oh well! It will just have to add to the "home-madeness" of
The cool cat is coloured with my copics and I of course added my white highlights with my gel pen, his cupcake has yellow stickles frosting on it. I rolled a few edges of the lined patterned paper, stapled the main image corners, added a bunch of buttons for the border along the bottom and a red ribbon piece to my wasabi ribbon treatment. This is an old sketch from my notebook as well (One from My Time, I believe).
Supplies: Stamps: CC Designs, sentiment (Stampin Up, it's your Birthday). CS: Cherry cobbler cs (SU!), PP: 3 bugs boy line. Access: Copics, white gel pen, yellow stickles, glue dots, real red and wasabi stitched ribbon, buttons (SU!), staples.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

...and many more!

This is another of those cards I whipped up the other day. I decided to make all Birthday themed ones to build up my supply for the store I sell them in. The best part of these cards is I only used pieces of patterned paper from my scrap bin...YAY me!
I made the mistake of trying to organize my patterned paper last night (and actually put away all the new sheets sitting in a pizza box on my desk) yeesh! that was a mistake! I have soooo much paper, my organizer WILL NOT CLOSE! You should have seen the look on poor hubby's face...hee hee! Just yesterday afternoon I purchased a handful of some de-lish designs I couldn't live without. Now after seeing how much I have maybe that will shock me into using what I have until it is at least down to a manageable amount (and my paper holder will close). I can dream right?
Anyhoo, a tad off course there! Back to the card: main image is coloured with my copics and popped up on dimensionals, highlighted with my white gel pen and sakura jelly pen, and some more of that yummy binding ribbon. I used an old sketch from my notebook (one from Amy R I think).
Supplies: Stamps: CC Designs, sentiment (cute converse- Stampin' up). CS: Real red, chocolate chip cs (Stampin' up), white (Staples brand 110 lb cs), PP: some old stuff by Pebbles. Access: Copics, white gel pen, Sakura glitter jelly roll, brown binding ribbon (May Arts) and dimensionals.
Thanks for popping in and have a stamp happy day!
Ciao for now...

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Feeling so inspired...

Don't ya just love it when your mojo kicks into overdrive and you feel so inspired that your craft just rolls off your hands? LOL! The other night I pulled out some stamped images I had picked up from the old PIF (pay it forward) forum, matched up some cardstock and then sat in front of the telly and coloured to my hearts content. That left me with a bunch of already chosen patterned paper, coloured images and cards just waiting to be put together. I whipped together 4 cards yesterday!! This is one of them.

The image in from Whiff of joy, and he is coloured with Copics of course. I added some white highlights with my gel pen, and an uber cool tissue paper flower I made, some binding ribbon and some crystals for his cupcake toppings. Have you ever tried this new binding ribbon? it is soft, lightweight and easy to tie...I just love it!

Supplies: Stamps: celebration goat (whiff of joy), sentiment (out on a limb-Papertrey Ink). CS: very vanilla, kraft, real red cs (Stampin Up) PP: October Afternoon. Access: Copics, tissue paper, pearl brad (Michaels), rhinestones (Kaiser crafts), Ribbon (May Arts).

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Friday, January 07, 2011

Wonder is best when shared...

Well hello 2011!! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a wonderful new year

I picked up a couple "rummage bin" stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms last summer and finally inked this one up! I really wanted to try playing around with alcohol inks (can you believe that I have never tried them before?? GASP! I know, a sin right?! Seriously, they are so fun and Tim Holtz has the most dee-lish colours!). I smeared my colours around on the glossy cardstock and stamped my image with staz on, and I LOVE the effect. In fact, I loved the effect so much, I went out and bought 4 more colours...tee hee!

I dug through my scrap bin and found these bits of patterned paper (Basic Grey) added some vintage style lace trim, an oversized jewel brad and accordian folded my polka dot paper for some added interest.

Supplies: Stamp: Wonder is best when shared (Cornish Heritage Farms). Ink: black staz on and alcohol inks (ginger, caramel; Tim Holtz) (not quite navy re-inker, Stampin up). CS: not quite navy cs, more mustard cs- Stampin up! PP: Basic Grey, october afternoon. Access: lace trim (May Arts), jewel brad (recollections).

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