Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Father's Day Edwin

This card won Top 5 at Magnolia Down Under Challenges!!!

I have been seeing so many CAAUUUTTTEEE masculine cards around blogland lately, and wanted to give one a try too. I struggle with masculine cards, as my hand automatically reaches for flowers and pearls, but I like how this one turned out. I have a few father's day cards to make, so I figured i might as well get started!
I used Graphic 45, A Proper Gentleman, paper for this card. I love the prints of that paper pad, they look like old tie patterns and I just adore it for boy cards, such rich tones. I distressed all the layers with Vintage Photo distress ink. I paired the paper us with Edwin Wants a Hug from the So Special collection, he is one of my faves! LOVE him, he is adorable. I also stamped around the edges of the image with the Star Border, also from the So Special Collection, in Rusty Hinge Distress ink.
I colored Edwin with copics.
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E21, R02, R30
Hair - E27, E23, E50
Shirt and Shoes - E43, E44, E42, E40
Tie - E08, E07
Vest - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Pants - B99, B97, B95, B91, 0
I added the sentiment printed out on my computer. I cut the stars out on my cricut from the design paper, and layered them over some ribbon for a banner effect. I also added lots of Tim Holtz ideology pieces. I used some gears and sprockets, a mini paper clip, a mini safety pin, and some film ribbon as embellishments. I love the way it turned out, very masculine indeed!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
All that Scraps - Father's day
Simon Says - Stars and Stripes
Charisma - Boy oh Boy
Paper Sundaes - Vintage
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Your Favorite Stamp
Stamping Scrapping - Masculine Cards
Stamp Something - Something Sentimental
Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day/Special Man
Everybody art - Banners

Midnight Madness DT- MMSC106 & GDT Oldie but goodie - Lotsa Layers

This card won Cream of the Crop at Crop Stop!!!

This week I was able to combine my card for two DT challenges! Lucky me. This week at Midnight Madness, we have this amazing sketch to work with.


Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :)

Also, this is my last week as Guest Designer for Oldie But A Goodie, where the theme is Lotsa Layers. I was able to use the same card for both challenges, just love when that happens!!
For my card, I used this adorable Sarah Kay image, Isabelle with Puppy Coco, and paired it up with Prima Botanicals paper. I love this paper collection, the muted vintage feel of the papers is just beautiful. I also used Lili of the Valley Dreamy Days stamp set for the sentiment, "Wishing you a Day full of Happiness", which I cut out with my scalloped circle Nesties.
I colored the cutie with copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R32
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Shirt - G82, G40, YG63
Pants and Hat- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, RV95, RV93, RV91, G24, G20, W5
Puppy - E35, E33, E31, E50, RV95, RV93
Ground - W00, W1, W3, W5, G20, G24, YG63, G40, YG03
Here is the artsy view of my card. I used lots of Wild Orchid Flowers on this card. I used a white Gardenia which I sprayed with Creme de Cocoa Glimmer mist, two 25mm white roses, which I sprayed with Lilly Pad Glimmer mist, a two-toned purple cherry blossom, and some 15mm purple roses. I used a Magnolia Doohickey Die to cut the swirl and Martha Stewart Frond punch to punch out the leaves. I used my cream Viva Decor Pearl pen to add some pearls on the corners of the panels.
The inside of the card is finished off with more of the gorgeous design paper and a simple cream silk ribbon and bow. There is lots of room for a personal message to be added.
I loved making this card, and I thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will come out and join us at Midnight Madness for our sketch challenge, We have some amazing sponsors this week. Our MMSC106 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...


**Our May Monthly sponsor is....


Total Grand prize package is well OVER $100 WORTH!!!

And at Oldie But A Goodie for our Lotsa Layers challenge. I would like to thank the ladies of Oldie But A Goodie for asking me to join them as their Guest Designer for this month, I have had so much fun inking up some of my older stamps!!!
I cant wait to see what you create!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crop Stop - Complimentary colors (purple and green)
Stamp Something - Something Sentimental
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Recipe (3 papers, 2 embellishments (flowers & die cuts), 1 ribbon)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Flower Power

Monday, May 30, 2011

Purple Butterfly Haze

Here is a card I have been working on, and I just love how it came out. I made this as my sample card for a class I am teaching. Hope the girls love it as much as I do. I have been working with some new coloring techniques, and really like how this one came out.
I used K&Company Jubilee papers for this card. I love the vibrant turquoise and purple, so pretty. I teamed these pretty papers up with Tilda with hawaiian Flower. Isn't she just a doll? I cut her out with layered nesties - Large Oval and Labels 10, which I added some brown pearls to.
I colored her with copics:
Skin - E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30
Hair - E27, E23, E50
Dress, Shoes, and Flower - RV95, RV93, RV91, 0, W3, W5
Socks - C3, C1, C0
Butterflies - BG75, BG72, BG70, Y15, Y13, Y00

I used the Doohickey Tilda's lace die to add a border to the purple panel. I added Doohickey Heart Fence and Doily flowers to the card for added embellishment. I then added a white 25mm rose which I sprayed with Pashmina Glimmer Mist. The butterfly was punched using my Martha Stewart Monarch punch and some of the design paper.
I finished off the inside of the card with the same layout as the front. Simple with lots of room for a personal note!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Sketch
ABC Challenge - V is for Violet
The Ribbon Girl - Pinks and Lilacs
Allsorts - things with wings

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Addicted to Stamps - bingo -

This week at Addicted to Stamps, we have a Bingo challenge for you. Easy peasy!!!!!
I chose to use a Cute Image, Pearls, and Ribbon, straight across the top of the Bingo Board.
I LOVE the way this card came out, and I also added lots of other embellishments that are on the Bingo Board. I used my newest paper pack from Pink Paislee, Butterfly Garden. These papers are just gorgeous, I LOVE them, the colors are soft with a vintage feel, just love them. I used Tilda with Flower Pot from the new Butterfly Dreams collection, and thought she matched perfectly with these gorgeous papers. I also used the Magnolia sentiment, A gift from the heart. LOVE these stamps together, so pretty.
I colored this image up with copics,
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R32
Hair - E25, E50, E31
Dress - BG63, 0
Coat - E43, E42, E41, E40
Shoes - E57, E55, E50
Flower pot - E57, E55, E50, R02, Y23, E25, E40
I used Doohickey dies on this card too. I used the Doohickey Swirl and the Doohickey Tilda's Lace border die for the borders. I also used my Doohickey Vintage tag for the inside for a personal note! LOVE my Magnolia dies, they are awesome!!!!! I added lots of Wild Orchid Flowers to this card also. I used white 25mm roses which I sprayed with Sage Glimmer Mist, Two-toned yellow cherry blossoms, and yellow 15mm roses. I added Pearls to all the corners of each paper panel, and to the doohickey swirl.
I finished the inside with two more design papers, and made a little pocket to house the tag.
I hope you will join us over at Addicted to Stamps for our Bingo challenge. Cant wait to see what you all create!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Shabby Chic
Paperplay - Blossoms and Blooms
Stamp Something - Something Sentimental

Saturday, May 28, 2011

LaLa Land memorial day SALE!!!!!

Check it out, LaLa Land is having a sale this weekend!!!! What better way to celebrate a long weekend and the start of summer, than with some new stamps!! LOL. RUN over to their store and pick up some new Marci and Luka stamps, they are too adorable!

We decided to add something SWEET to your long Memorial Day weekend :-)


From now until Monday, May 30th when you enter a discount code MEMORIALDAY upon the checkout, you can receive a 10% discount on all of the orders over $50.00!! Digis INCLUDED!!

Click HERE to go shopping!!

Basic Grey Challenges Design Team - Shabby Chic

This card won Top 3 at Totally Papercrafts!!!

I have some good news to share with you!!!! I have been asked to stay on as as a full time designer for Basic Grey Challenges!!! I was so excited, of course I said, "YES!!!" I love working with Basic Grey papers, and love the challenges these ladies do, so I am thrilled to continue to work with them full time!
This week our theme is Shabby Chic. EASY PEASY!!!!!
When I think of Shabby Chi, I think of distressed white(ish) papers, so I was on the hunt through all my Basic Grey papers to find something I could use. I decided to mix it up, and used Basic Grey Curio and Jovial papers. I ran both of them through my Distrezz-it-All machine to really distress them good. Then I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink I added a 6" Lace paper doily, which I scrunched up and also distressed with Vintage Photo for a very shabby look. I paired my papers up with a little scene I created with Magnolia stamps. I used Tilda in rain boots and Tulip Walkway.
I colored this image with copics
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R32
Hair - E57, E53, E50
Dress, Boots, and Hat - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R02, R01, R000
Tulips - R02, R01, R000
Tulip Walkway - G20, G24, YG63, YG03, E55, E53, E51
Sky/clouds - B0000, B91, W1, W3, 0
I added some wide vintage lace and a pink silk ribbon. Of course, I also added lots of Wild Orchid Flowers. I used a white gardenia, two-toned pink 25mm roses, light pink cherry blossoms, and two-toned yellow/pink 15mm roses.
I hope you will join us at Basic Grey Challenges for our Shabby Chic challenge I cant wait to see what you create!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious - sketch
Top Tip Tuesday - Two or more stamps
Crop Stop - Complimentary colors (pink and green)
Totally Papercrafts - Pink and Girlie
Paperplay - Blossoms and Blooms
Papertake Weekly - Pale, pretty pastels

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

LaLa Land Summer Release Blog Hop

This card won Top 5 at Stamp Something!!!

La-La Land is gearing up for summer with new Design Team Members (me included!) and some fun new stamps! We're hopping around today so you can see some amazing creations by the new team featuring these fabulous new stamps, and we hope you'll join along.
I am the first stop on the hop, so If you didn't just arrive from the LaLa Land Crafts blog, then be sure to head on back there for the full details. You'll want to leave a comment on every blog you visit along the way to be eligible to win one each of the 6 new stamps in the Summertime collection. That's three new Marci stamps and three new Luka stamps!!
OMG, someone pinch me! I am SOOO excited to have been asked to join the LaLa Land team and the Summer Release Blog Hop today!!! I hope you enjoy this hop and all the creations along the way.
I chose Marci with Flower to work with for my card today. Isn't she just a doll??!!!! I made a circle easel card (my first one of this type, and I think I LOVE it!) to showcase Marci. I cut the Kraft base and design paper out on my cricut, and it was super easy to put together from there! I used Basic Grey Sultry design paper. I love the colors, so bright and warm for spring/summer cards. I scrunched up some white lace around the back of the top and bottom panels to give the card a super girlie feel!
I wanted it to look like Marci was working out in her garden, so I used my Doohickey Heart Fence die to cut the picket fence out of Kraft. Then I added lots of Wild Orchid Flowers. I used hot pink, green, and two-toned light pink 25mm roses, pink and yellow gypsophila stems, hot pink cherry blossom, and yellow and pink 15mm roses. Doesn't Marci have the most colorful, bright, gorgeous garden???!!!
I colored Marci with copics
Skin - E000, E00, R20, E11, R02
Hair - E57, E53, E50
Shirt - R85, R83, R81, RV10
Pants - E43, E42, E41, E40, E44, R85
Shoe s- R85, R83, R81, RV10, W1, W3, W5
Flower Pot - W5, W3, W1, W00, E33, E35, G24, G20, YG03, Y15, Y11
I added a pink and white gingham ribbon and bow to both, top and bottom, panels. Then added more 15mm roses to the bottom panel as the anchor for the card to stand up on.
I am just thrilled and so honored that LaLa Land has asked me to join their team, and hope you are enjoying the hop and newly released images. Your next stop on the hop is Ching, where I know there is something amazing in store for you. Remember to comment on each blog along the hop in order to be entered to win the entire Summer release! Believe me, these images are adorable, you do not want to miss out!!!
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Anything Goes - BINGO (Lace, Flowers, Punches)
Pixie Cottage - Here comes the sun
Paper Sundaes - Pop it Up
Totally papercrafts - Dont be square
Prairie Fairy Fridays - More than One Fold
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something with Beachy colors
Truly scrumptious - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Magnolia Dreaming

This card won Top 3 at magnolia mania!!!

I have been working on this cutie for the last couple of days, and LOVE the way it has turned out.
I used Webster's Pages Wonderfall paper collection for this card, and matted it all with Kraft Cardstock. I love this paper, such lush colors and patterns, just gorgeous. I paired the papers up with this cutie image, Hello Little Butterfly. I cut the image out with my oval and beaded oval nesties, and also added stickles to the outside for some bling! For the sentiment, I used a Greeting Farm stamp that i love, and cut it out on my Doohickey Vintage Tag to tuck behind the image.
I colored Tilda with copics.
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R32
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Dress - BG78, BG75, BG72, BG10, RV69, R39, R85, R32
Boots and Apron - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Butterfly - E33, Y15, Y11 I added yellow stickles to the butterfly for shimmer.
I added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used 3 white 25mm roses. I sprayed them with Red Velvet and Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist. I also used two white 15mm roses. I added Stardust stickles to the tops of all the roses for some sparkle, and added some pearl sprays to the arrangement.
I finished off the inside of the card with more of the matching design paper.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Sketch
Simon Says - Sparkle and Shine
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Things with Wings
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Recipe (3 papers, 2 embellishments (flowers and butterfly), 1 ribbon)
Paperplay - Sparkles Galore
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Truly Scruptious - Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania - favorite colors
Top Tip Tuesday - Use 2 or more stamps

Midnight Madness DT- MMSC105

Its time for a new sketch over at Midnight Madness!


Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :)

Here is my card using this weeks sketch.
I used My Mind's Eye Holiday Lane Christmas paper, which is SUPER glittery and pretty. I paired it up with my image for this week, Down Through the Chimney, from our monthly sponsor this week, Bonibleaux Designs.
I colored the image with copics
Chimney - E19, E18, E12, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Santa pants and hat - R29, R27, R24, R22, B0000, C00
Boots - C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Stockings - R29, R27, R24, G24, G21, G20
Here is the artsy view of my card. I had to flip the sketch in order to fit my image. Also, I added bows instead of the ribbon buckles, as I did not have any ribbon buckles in my stash. But, I love how it came out with the bows, matches the feel of the card perfectly! I used some clear rhinestones along the bottom. I did not have red rhinestones, so I colored the clear ones with R27 copic marker in order to get them the color I wanted. I love how they stand out against the paper.
I hope that you will come out and join us this week for our sketch challenge at Midnight Madness. We have some awesome prizes this week. Our MMSC105 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...

**Our May Monthly sponsor is....

I cant wait to see what you create.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Copic inventory journals

I created these journals to keep track of my copic colors and color charts. I love how it came out, and just wanted to share it with you quickly.
I used two pieces of chipboard for the front and back covers, covered them with K&Company designer paper, and edged them with Antique brass crackle paint. I bound the book together using my CINCH machine. Then I tied ribbon on the binding and added a dangle charm. I paired all this up with Magnolia Tilda with Heart, as she is one of my fave images. I added simple embellishments since I did not want the cover too bulky since it is going on a shelf. I used my Doohickey swirl and doily flower dies and a pearl. Then added some lace and a turquoise silk ribbon.
I colored Tilda with copics.
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R32
Hair - E99, E97, Y23, Y11
Dress - BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78
Shoes - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Socks - W00, W1
Heart - R83, R85, R81, RV10
I used a dotty background technique for the background behind Tilda.
I added a Tim Holtz Swivel clasp to the binding and added some charms for an added touch.
I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Friday, May 20, 2011

House of Gilli DT - Black and One Other Color

Well, it is my turn to share my card for our challenge over at House of Gilli, Black plus One Other Color. I chose to go with Black and Cream. LOVE the simple color combo, and how this card turned out.
I used October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers, as they are so vintage and gorgeous, I just LOVE them!!! I paired them up with Jeans Gilli, which looks to be in stock over at Stamping Scrapping, so pop on over and pick one up for yourself. Doesn't she look great with these papers and colors? Just love her!
I colored Gilli with Copics.
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E99, E97, Y21, Y11
Pants - C9, C7, C5, C3
Shirt and Shoes - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Shadow - B0000, W00, W1
I added some Doohickey Dies and flowers for added embellishment. I used the Doohickey swirl and leaf die and punched them out in black cardstock for embellishing the flower arrangement. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I used white Gardenia which I sprayed with Black Gold Glimmer Mist, and two white 25mm roses, which I sprayed with Walnut Gold Glimmer mist.
I hope you will pop on over to Stamping Scrapping and pick up a Gilli stamp for yourself, then come on over to the House of Gilli and join us for our fun bi-weekly challenges!
I am entering this card into the following challenges: