Sunday, February 27, 2011
For the base of my card, I stamped Love Words on a diagonal in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I used one of the Card Labels for the panel behind my heart. I also stamped the Love Words image on a diagonal on the label in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I stamped the Floral Heart in black ink and colored it with a white gel pen, black Spica glitter pen and a Prismacolor pencil in Mineral Green. I popped the heart up on foam tape. I glue dotted the knot on the heart.
I added heart buttons on each end of the label. My little HINT for you is this....the right side of the label tucks under the heart and holds the card closed!
So...be sure you stop by The Rubber Cafe's blog and join our challenge and a chance to win the prize!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I centered the cake and the Be Happy sentiment in one of the Swiss Dot Ovals that coordinates with the Classic Scallop Oval Large Spellbinders dies. For this card, I used a regular oval die, but in the next I used the scalloped die. I popped my oval up on foam tape.
Other items used on this card, Martha Stewart edge die, Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder, Prima Flowers and BasicGrey Kioshi 6x6 pad.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The hop today and ends on Sunday, February 27th at midnight Central time. We invite you to stop and comment on each DT members’ blog, as there will be prizes given away. Three lucky winners (who visit and post at every stop in the hop) will be drawn at random to receive a new release Easter bunny clear stamp set!
Our challenge was to use the adorable bunny from the Bunny #2 clear set and give him something to hold. I thought of the heart in the Circle Sentiments #1 clear set. I colored and carefully cut it out. I made it into a little heart pic, reminiscent of the ones we used to get in our Valentine's treats at school! I used a Making Memories Heart pin, attached my heart with a glue dot and protected the cut end of my pin with a bugle bead.
For the background, randomly stamp the egg design pattern on a white panel. I used my Copic Airbrush and my YG17 marker to add color to the cardstock. I purposely added more color in spots and less in others. I colored my eggs with copic markers and then accented some of them with a white gel pen. I also accented each little dot with my white gel pen, it turned out so cute...and really looks like designer paper!
Your next stop will be to visit Trudy's blog. Have fun and good luck!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I also used a Creatable's die for my main focal panel. The flower and verse are from Designed2Delight's Beautiful Life set. I colored the images with Copic markers and cut them out, mounting the blossoms on foam tape.
Please be sure to check back next week for our 100th challenge which comes to you with a blog hop and lots of prizes!!
Monday, February 21, 2011
My sentiment is from the Stamping Scrapping Spellbinders Compatible Stamp set called Fancy Accents. I thought the play on words was cute with this image.
Designer paper is My Mind's Eye's Tickled Pink 6x6 collection. I cut one sheet to resemble ribbon and then added pearls to dress it up.
Be sure that you check out some awsome sales Lora is offering! Bildamara stamps being clearanced as well as Magnolia.
Newly in stock items include Whimsy Stamps new release, Penny Black, CC Designs, & Lala crafts. Have fun shopping!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
What I did for my background paper was to stamp the Blossom Branch randomly with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint. Then I randomly added Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap and Victorian Velvet inks to distress the panel. Next I ran it through Cuttlebug's Hounds Tooth embossing folder and then inked it again with Peeled Paint distress ink.
For the main image, I stamped Blossom Branch on ivory cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers E44, RV89, RV34 and RV32. The sentiment is from Give Momma Some Love.
Other items on this card are Martha Stewart border punch, vintage seam binding and adhesive pearls.
Come join the challenge for a chance to win a prize!
Friday, February 18, 2011
I printed the images 3 times, once on each green paper and once on the brown. Then I cut out the images and layered them back together on the cloud paper. I added some gems for an informal frame to my image.
The tiny sentiment is from Endless Creations (CC18). There are four of the tiniest sentiments that are perfect for tight spots!
We hope you join us each week....remember, if you play along...you will get next week's image for FREE!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
These are the supplies I used that are available at CropStop! As a special treat for my blog readers, use coupon code CTMP-01 to save 10% off your order!
Texture Fades – Bricked & Woodgrained Set
Tina Wenke Clear Stamp Opossum Pals
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Ink Blending Tool – Inkssentials
Christmas Green Flower Soft
Tsukineko Tuxedo Black Memento Full Sized Ink Pad
Tonic Studios Paper Distresser
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The background has been airbrushed with Copic YG17. It actually looks greener in real life. I colored the egg background from Inky Antics' Bunny #2 clear set with Copic markers and accented some of the eggs and the white dots with my white Signo gel pen.
The sentiment is part of a stamp from Endless Creations (D181). I stamped it on airbrushed paper and punched out the sentiment with SU! punches.
I don't know about you...but I just want to hug that bunny!!
All of the paper on these cards is from the beautiful Girls' Paperie Paper Girl line.
The flowers are from the Clearly Beautiful Flowers set. There is a coordinating Flowers Die for those who do not care to spend the time cutting as I did above. I used the Scalloped Circle Die for my scalloped lace border. So delicate and beautiful!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Please help us spread the word by posting our blog hop logo to your blog's sidebar.
Now onto this week's challenge, Amy is our hostess this week and she would like to see Die Cuts! You could use a Nestabilites Frame, a die cut heart, flowers, anything that was made using a die cutting machine.
As usual, you can make anything you like, just be sure to include something digital on your project. This does not have to be the main image, you can use a digital sentiment or paper etc. to enter the challenge.
Our sponsor this week is
One lucky randomly chosen winner gets a chance at one digistamp set of their choice plus a 20% off voucher to be used in their store.
My card features a digitally pre-colored Corner Rose from Fred, She Said Designs. I carefully cut out the rose and popped it up on foam tape. My die cuts for the challenge are the swirly vines. They are Creatables dies from Marianne Design. I picked mine up at The Stamp Shoppe.
I used more of my favorite Girls' Paperie paper, an image from Stampers Anonymous, SU! punches, sentiment from Printworks and Martha Stewart butterfly punches to finish my card.
Monday, February 14, 2011
The winners of the commenting portion of my blog candy are:
Sounds like fun! I'll see what I can do. Company coming this weekend, so not going to be a crafty-filled weekend! :)
January 28, 2011 7:38 PM
These cards are true beauties, love the heart with wings and all that glitter. Gorgeous work.
January 31, 2011 10:09 PM
and the winner of the box of goodies is:
Posted your goodies on my blog: http://smudgetime.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-candy.html Off to become a follower now! I'm really enjoying your blog, by the way! :)
January 27, 2011 1:49 PM
Ladies, you have 48 hours to contact me with your mailing information. If I do not hear from you, I will choose a new winner.
Also...blog candy has closed...I will be determinining a winner today...and posting tomorrow!
Thank you to all of the new friends I have made and thanks to those who are leaving comments...I love to hear from you! There will be more random prizes to commenters from here on out...so stick around!
This week's CropStop Challenge is Pure and Simple! The challenge is to make a white card using only brown or black values, but the majority of the card should be white!
I used the Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder for my main panel. I cut out several of the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Floral flowers and embossed them with the Cuttlebug Hounds Tooth Embossing Folder.
I stamped several of the Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch Flowers with Memento Tuexedo Black ink and cut them out with the Daisy Patch Spellbinder's Exclusive dies.
I colored the flowers with Copic Markers just to shade the petals a touch of grey. Then I curled the petals around the tip of my circlular paper file to shape them. I finished the flowers off with some cear Dew Drops. Pure and Simple!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
For my Fishbowl, I paper pieced the water using a darker piece of designer paper that had bubbles and waves on it. I stamped my plant life images from the Fishing For Details set. I did color them with a combination of copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.
For my sand, I used ScrapHappy Glue and real sand! The paper sort of shows through the sand, but it gives the illusion that you are looking through the glass and see the sand.
I stamped the sea life images on different scraps of designer paper and cut them out.
Friday, February 11, 2011
The punched flower border is done with a product called and Empunchlar tool. It was one that I was asked to teach a workshop with. I did, and punched a few extra wreaths for myself! I thought this was the perfect home for my sweet little girl! I added faux stitching, some glitter and an SU! embossing folder for added interest. The flower centers are actually tiny sun punches that I further embellished with dots of Pearlescent glitter! The sentiment is by Printworks.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Other items I used on this card include Martha Stewart edge punch, vintage button and vintage seam binding. Designer paper is by Bo Bunny.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This week it's Shelly's turn to host and the theme she chose is
From the heart - Valentines theme
We can't wait to see what you all make. As always you can make anything you like and remember, you can use anything digital, it doesn't have to be the main image.
Our sponsor this week is Paper Pretties
My card features the Ornate Cut Out Butterfly and digital set from Fred, She Said. In my usual fashion, I colored the whole sheet of butterflies with my Copic markers and cut them all out. So they are still fluttering around on my desk! Some popped onto this card...and some will be coming to my blog soon!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Here is my card for the Rubber Cafe's color challenge....you got it...pink, red and black! I just love this typewriter from the Just My Type set, and enjoyed coloring it a new color scheme with my Copic Markers! Love all of the typefont sentiments included with this set!!
We hope you join our challenge!! Show us what you've got!!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I layered two sizes of butterflies to give the wings a more fluttery appearance. I used some Marianne Craft Creatables dies and vintage seam binding to finish off my card.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Today we are introducing the February Challenge at One Crazy Stamper! You will want to be sure to join the fun....Lori is offering an awesome prize to one lucky winner!! If you haven't peeked in the store lately...you should....LOTS of new stuff being added, check it out!!
One lucky participant will win a $25 gift card to the OCS store
Our challenge was to use PINK! Last month I used this image with glitter and acetate, but this month I decided to show you how it looks done up with Copic Markers and Tim Holtz Distress Ink! Both of these stamp sets coordinate with Spellbinder's dies...and make for one simply gorgeous card! Check out all of the supplies below!
Supplies used: Flourishes Beauty Within, Fancy Accents SDS Stamp Set Nestibility Friendly, Copic Markers: E49, E43, E41, E40, YG67, YG17, R22, R21, Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Labels Eleven, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.
Don't forget...there is BLOG CANDY being offered until February 14th, when THREE lucky winners will get some goodies from me! Check out the details HERE!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I am so excited to share....I've been invited to join the Crop Stop Creative Team! Looking forward to sharing projects for them soon!
You can check out their vast array of goodies HERE....and I have a coupon code to share with you! Coupon Code CTMP-01 saves my readers 10%!
This will come in especially handy to the lucky someone who wins the Crop Stop Gift Card that Tracey-Lynn from Fred, She Said is giving away on her blog hop this week!
I used the What's The Buzz set which has 13 images in it. I chose the pre-colored images since I love the way Shawne colored them and it went well with my natural mesh element.
Other elements on this card include the SU! embossing folder and SU! Natural Linen Thread which I used to tie my flower to my mesh roll. So simply adorable!
We hope you can join us for the challenge, there is a $25 prize up for grabs! Read all of the particulars here!!
Can't wait to see what you all come up with! As always you can create anything you like, card, scrapbook page, 3d item, etc. Just be sure to include something digital, this can be the sentiment, image, paper, etc.
This week we are sponsored by
and the winner of the challenge gets to choose 3 digis from their store!
For my card, I used a Designed2Delight image, Valentine Mouse image. I colored my mouse and his sweater in the Copic Warm Grey tones, W0, W1, W3, W5 and W7. I added red hearts in R59 and R46. I added white accents and crystal glitter.
The flower die is a Tim Holtz Sizzix die, the snowflake die is from SU! The sentiment is from The Rubber Cafe.
If you haven't yet...check out my Blog Candy post!! Lotsa good stuff there!