Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I used the bird swirl cuttlebug embossing folder on kraft cardstock. The image is colored with Copic Markers, and I doodled around the design. Happy Birthday is from SU!, the leaves are from Fred, She Said Digital Designs. The flowers are silk ones that I took apart and the center of the flower is a making memories decorative brad. Minibrads are by Bazzil and the brad buddies are from Paper Wishes. Thanks for the fun challenge girls....I don't make many cards without a touch of embossing!!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I used this darling Emma in the Strawberry Patch image from Fred, She Said Designs to reflect summertime. I colored her with Copic Markers and doodled her a frame. I touched the white flowers with a white signo gel pen for some added pop. My strawberries are colored and popped up on foam tape. The punch is from Martha Stewart...one needs birds in the summer! I have one little blossom too.
I don't know about you...but this makes me want some Strawberry Shortcake!! We hope you can join us and play along! We want to see your version of summer!!!
I colored this image with Copic Markers to match the BasicGray designer paper. The stamps are from SU!, the glitter dots are by Dress It Up! and the flowers are by Imaginisce and Heidi Grace. Fun sketch, ladies!!!
Monday, June 28, 2010
This also fits the Creative Corner Challenge this week...I am *loving* this color combo challenge!!
I printed the Into Forever image on matte photo paper and colored it with Copic Markers. I went with the friendship/cool theme and have added a white and black circle in the form of glitter dots to my design. I love this scrap of designer paper I found in my bin....I love the perfect color scheme and how it could be either land or sea that leads you on your journey to forever.
Thanks for the fun ladies, and I can't wait to create with you all in July!!!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I used paper piecing on this card. I used the BasicGrey Cupcake collection. I love the designer paper that looks like sprinkles and I added adhesive thing-ys that remind me of the ones used in baking!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I love Faith's images and look forward to working with them!! Check out my sidebar to see the other talented designers I'm fortunate to work with!
This image is called Puppy Love....so sweet! I printed it out on designer paper and dressed it up a bit with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens. I added faux stitching around the image and then threw in some SU! punches. Photo corners, modern label and word window punches.
The dog bone is from The Rubber Cafe and Happy Anniversary is from Peddler's Pack.
Friday, June 25, 2010
The ricrac is vintage and it made me think of waves. I used the circle cuttlebug folder...for bubbles of course!!! Happy Birthday is an image from Purple Onion Designs.
Thanks to the Polka Doodles ladies for another 3rd place mention on their blog. I've been enjoying your challenges!!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I don't know if you have seen these fun cards yet...but I ran across one today. You can find the tutorial here...it's easy to follow!
I used some heavy designer paper from My Mind's Eye. The lace edge and corner punches are by Martha Stewart....you just gotta love the stuff she comes out with!! I dressed mine up with some little pearls....LOVE!!!!! The image is a pre-colored digital image from Fred, She Said Designs called Corner Rose. I love to color, but these are so gorgeously colored, I just LOVE them too! Since I seem to be using the word LOVE a lot in this post...I guess it is fitting that I made an anniversary card....the sentiment is by Peddlers Pack.
I finished of the lower corners with some Martha Stewart butterfly punches that I punched out of some fancy coated paper.
I added my own touch, since I'm not sure where a person is supposed to write on this sort of card. I made an insert with a ribbon loop that will fit in the fold behind the front panel. This card folds flat and can be mailed.
I would love to hear what you think of it!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Anne-Marije is our hostess for the challenge of this week.
The challenge for this week is: Christmas in June. So we like it to see a card or project with a Christmas digistamp.
Our sponsor for this week is:
For this week's card I used a pre-colored image called Catchin' Flakes from Fred, She Said. I went with winter....for my theme. I cut the image out with a Nestibilities die and lightly sanded the embossed edge. This is a new Cuttlebug snowflake die that I picked up online....it only has the snowflakes on the edges....way cool! I embossed navy cardstock and then highlighted my snowflakes with a white ink pad. Snowflake punch is Martha Stewart and the gems are from Dress It Up! Happy Winter is from A Muse.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The birch bark was found in my flowerbed....and just meant to be inked! I ripped it in half and had enough for two sentiment panels. The ends are naturally curled under. The alphabet is from Paper Artsy. The Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder and photo corners finished the card.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I used BasicGrey designer papers and vintage seam binding.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I colored my image with Copic Markers, then faux stitched, and distressed my edges. The sky/grass have been airbrushed with Copic Markers, though it is hard to tell. I added distressing ink in Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain to the designer papers.
The scrap of birch bark I found out in my flower beds...I'm not sure from where it came because there isn't a birch tree nearby....but I knew I would find a place for it in my stamping studio! The left side had a natural roll in it...and a hole...so I tied it with twine. For you is from SU! as are all of the punches used on this card. The decorative brad is from Making Memories.
Copics used: YG97, G99, YG67, YG17, YG23, G20, R59, E47, E44, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Designer paper is by Making Memories....picked it up at a Tuesday Morning store....I have a whole glorious pack of it.....and I will love every scrap! Speaking of scraps, I've layered the Martha Stewart punched piece on a scrap, using the reverse side! The brads are from Bazzil, and they came in this color combo...I they matched perfectly! Handy since I didn't think of them until AFTER I colored the image!!! Just a note is from Impression-Obsession. Copics used are listed below. Thanks for stopping by!
As you know if you've been visiting my blog lately, I've been enjoying challenges. Today Faith, from Designed2Delight issued a color challenge....you can check out the inspiration piece in her post here.
I just think this little dragonfly is adorable....and so I used my Copic Markers and pulled out the Prima flowers! The papers are all remnants....I'd say this is a fun way to use them up! It is hard to tell...but I added some clear spica glitter to the wings. Copics used are shown below....thanks for taking a peek!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Our sponsor this week is Robin's Fetish, who is giving away 2 of their adorable images to one lucky winner! Be sure to check out all of the challenge details HERE....we hope you can join us!
I have cupcakes on my brain today....chocolate ones!!! I used the Vintage Cupcake set from Studio 313. The vintage designer paper is paired up with Copic-colored images. I used a circle easle card like I made earlier in the week. I think I'm hooked! They are fun! Shawne has the Studio 313 store closed due to a move of household....but you will want to keep your eye on her shop....this set is a definate keeper!!
You can check out my earlier blog post for the link to the tutorial that I used. Other items I used were the large sizzix scalloped circle die, dress it up glitter dots, SU! punches and prima flowers. Hope I've made you hungry!! (wink!)
Monday, June 14, 2010
I colored the image with Copic Markers and layered it on some Cuttlebug scraps I had laying handy. I dressed up the card using some vintage seam binding, a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and a Dress It Up gem.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I paired up this fun designer paper with some vintage ric rac that I found recently....and the Riveting SU! set. The image is colored with Copic markers. Thanks for the fun!!
I colored my image with the Copic Markers in the photo below....and then had to go find my BasicGrey Nook and Pantry collection. I used a matted cuttlebug panel that has been laying on my desk for ages. I doodled a frame, added some photo corners and some glittery flowers from Dress It Up! Make a Wish is from Printworks.
I stamped the image on white cardstock and then cut it out with a detail scissors and craft knife. I framed the image with a Cuttlebugged Nestibility scrap. I used oval and scalloped oval Nestibility dies under my stamped image. SU! photo corner punches are dressed up with Martha Stewart butterfly punches in two sizes.
I love this image. I did it in oranges last time I used it....gardens are full of color though....so I'll be experimenting with my copic colors more!!
Copics used: R39, R37, R22, R21, YG67, YG23
Friday, June 11, 2010
This is a new card I made using Fred, She Said's Polka Dotty Flowers. They come in FOURTEEN gorgeous hues....they are a must have if you like polka-dotted posies!!! I recently met a new stamping friend, *Bug* from CA. She mentioned making a circle easle card....so I decided it was time to try one! I googled for a tutorial and came up with one by Valita. Rather than re-invent the wheel....check out her great tutorial!!
I used a Hero Arts Hello stamp, Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder, SU!'s scalloped circle die, and a Sizzlet Swirl Die.
I hope that this card makes you grin! It makes the GLOOMY day here more cheery for sure!!
Thanks for the fun ladies!!!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Stamp set: SU! Botannicals (generation stamping with Frayed Burlap)
Writing stamp: Great Impressions (generation stamping with Frayed Burlap)
Sympathy stamp: Stampendous
SU! Top Note Die
Cuttlebug Branches Embossing Folder
Making Memories Decorative Brad
Carstock: very vanilla and Archiver's Umber
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I used a pre-colored corner rose from Fred She Said Digital Designs. I could have printed and colored my rose with Copics...but I just love the the gorgeous coloring Tracey did on these....so I just have my fun cutting, punching, embossing and searching for the perfect embellies!
The Happy Birthday is from Stampendous, the punches are Martha Stewart and the embossing folder and number dies are by Cuttlebug. Designer paper is TuTu Dot by BoBunny. I wouldn't mind a few more sheets of this!!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Our sponsor this week is Meljens . Meljen's is also giving away 4 DIGIS to one lucky randomly chosen winner! So if you want a chance to win, simply link a new card using at least one digital image to Mr. Linky HERE, and be sure to color with chalks!
My card is done using the I-kan-dee chalks by Pebbles Inc. This card was super quick and easy to do....it leaves a very soft look, perfect for this image from Meljens. I kept the card simple in style to keep the focus on the softly colored image. I framed it with a scrap from an SU! Top Note die and finished the card with some fun pink trim. Thanks for taking a peek!!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Here is a fun card using the Birthdays and Balloons set from The Rubber Cafe. This pup is wishing the recipient a happy day!
I colored the image with Copic Markers and doodled a frame around the image. I used the little bone image to dress up my corners on this card. I used Tim Holtz distressing ink and some vintage notions to warm up the card a bit.
Be sure to check out this set in the store....it has FIVE fun sentiments in addition to another dog and THREE additional images!!
Happy Monday everyone!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The theme for this week is: