Tuesday, May 31, 2011

iCopic Gorjuss Tuesday Tip

For more inspiration...scroll down to see the Digital Tuesday Challenge post! 

Hello!  It's Michelle here with a Tuesday Tip...and my tip is to think of paper piecing when you need to make an adorable card in a time pinch.  I colored my Gorjuss girl's hair, face and tights with Copic markers.

E47, E44, E43, E42, E02, E00

I then stamped my image repeatedly on beautiful designer papers.  My image is popped up on foam tape and my darling paper pieced apples are sprinkled around the card for a fun embellishment.

Sorry I don't have more details for you, but my daughter is ill and fevering....so I'm off to cuddle.  I hope to have SEVERAL cards for you the next time I post!

GJ Little Red (Gorjuss) rubber stamp
Copic Markers
Wild Rose Paper - Milton

A Rosey Hello!

Happy Tuesday!  Today's Digital Tuesday Challenge is to use an animal image.  Be sure you check out all of the other design team member's samples and the prize information HERE.

I chose to use the Fred She Said image Rosey With A Flower Colored Set for my card, paired with the
Pierced Pattern.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Popcorn Baby!

Today I'm sharing a card for One Crazy Stamper that I've had in my mind for a while!  I wanted to make this adorable bear from the Popcorn The Bear Christmas Collection into a sweet baby card!  I paired it with the My Mind's Eye Tickled Pink Collection.  I colored the image with the Copic markers shown below.



So...I hope that you have been inspired to think of your stamp sets in a different way!  Wishing Americans a Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Graduation With The Rubber Cafe

The challenge this week on The Rubber Cafe's blog is Graduation!  Tis the season when a whole new batch of fledglings hit the real world!  Some are off to college and some to new jobs...but all are taking their first steps towards their futures!  Wishing the best to each and every graduate...may your choices be wise ones!

I chose to use some of my new favorite images from the Vintage Treasures set!  I can't seem to quit playing...I love the combination of images on this card...the Column reminiscent of schooling, the clock as a reminder time is passing and the butterfly in flight....a reminder to dream!  Sentiments is the Chinese Quote.

My butterfly is stamped with Stazon on teal vellum.

Be sure to join us in our challenge for a chance to win the prize!  Check out the details HERE!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fred She Said Blog Hop!

Today we're hopping and sharing with you some of the recent releases in the Fred, She Said Store.  If you are arriving from Valerie's blog, you're in the right spot!  If not, you will want to start at the beginning and hop along collecting the secret phrase while being inspired for a chance to win a great prize!

We have a nice bunch of sponsors this hop!
£15 gift voucher to Bearly Mine Designs

Prize Package worth $15 from Pizzazz Aplenty

3 digital downloads from Custom Creations From Carolivy

$30 Gift Certificate to Fred She Said The Store

I chose to use the new Summer Roses Digital Paper Set by Bearly Mine Designs.  I combined the set with some of Tracey-Lynn's other sets; Lovely Blossom and Butterfly and Faux Foldy Flowers.  I also used lots of pizzazz from PizzazzAplenty! 

I used 4mm White Flatback Pearls, 8mm Light Coffee Pearl Brads, Triple Pearl Stick Pin, Scalloped Heart Charms, Dragonfly Brads and Stable Straw Dream String.

We hope you like what you see!!  Collect your secret words along the way!  My word is BE and you are headed off to Debbie's blog!  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Inky Antics Honey Pop Blog Hop!

It's a two post day today! When you're done checking out this Inky Antics blog hop post....scroll down and see what the CropStop challenge is this week!!

Welcome to the Inky Antics HoneyPOP Blog Hop! The Inky designers are featuring the five newest sets from the popular HoneyPOP Collection. You’ve come from Inky Antic's blog.
I have two cards for you today, featuring two of the new Honey Pop sets and the paper piecing technique.

I used the Turtle Honey Pop set for my first card. I simply stamped the image repeatedly on different BasicGrey designer papers and then cut them out and pieced them back together.

The inside of my card is a simple finish with coordinating colored paper panels. I used paper pieceing to add color to my stamped images.

I did this card in the same fashion, using a different BasicGrey collection to set the mood of my card using the Honey Pop Baking Pup clear set.

I love that bone with a candle sticking out of the top...how stinkin' cute is that?!

The blog hop starts today and ends on Monday, May 31st at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their HoneyPOP creations and leave feedback for them. At each stop along the way, you’ll find a SECRET WORD to collect. When you’ve gathered all six of the SECRET WORDS, return to the Inky Antics blog and rearrange the SECRET WORDS to complete the sentence in the entry form. Three winners will be drawn at random, and they will each receive one of the new HoneyPOP clear stamp sets and a coordinating honeycomb pad.

My SECRET WORD for you is 3D. Your next stop will be to visit Debbie's blog, I'm sure you will be inspired!

CropStop Complimentary Colors Challenge

Today our challenge at CropStop is to use complimentary colors. I chose purple and yellow for my color pair.

I love the Heartfelt Creations Posey Patch Garden Delights set. Images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink , colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.

I layered my images on Spellbinders Labels Four dies and I used the border die from the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents set as my tabletop.

Please be sure to check out all of the details to the challenge HERE!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Studio 313 Meets Digital Tuesday Challenge - Card Duo!

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is to add texture to your cards in some way. Not many a day goes by when I don't use an embossing folder on my cards! Today I used the Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder to add texture to my two cards.

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring our challenge and a random player will receive five images.
Check out all the challenge info here.

Also this month at Studio 313 Hot Spot Challenge Blog, we are creating cards that are inspired by wedding cakes! Shawne provided us with some cake photos for inspiration.
My card below immitates the cake in the upper left portion of the inspiration photo.





I used the pre-colored Elegant Lilies set from Studio 313 for this Clean And Simple wedding card. I love the combination of white and ivory cardstock.





My second card features the lily image from the same set. This card would be perfect for a wedding, a shower or any other flowery occasion! The embossing adds the perfect touch of elegance!








Be sure to join us! The challenge runs all month and so far there are only 10 participants...so chances are good you might win the randome prize! Let's see your cake-inspired creation!




For the Studio 313 HotSpot Challenge, you can read the rules and play along HERE for a chance to win $25.00 worth of digi's from McMahon Five Designs store!

Monday, May 23, 2011

To Send A Letter

Today's card features the Flourishes From The Desk Of for One Crazy Stamper. I colored my image with Copic markers pictured below.



Sunday, May 22, 2011

Very Vintage!

This week's challenge at The Rubber Cafe is VINTAGE! I was happy with that because I just wasn't done playing with the Vintage Treasures set!

I stamped the label stamp in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink on my blue cardstock. I stamped the clock with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink on kraft cardstock. My card is layered on a rich dark chocolate cardstock.


I used vintage buttons on my card and distressed the actual button card to layer under my clock.




I stamped the butterfly image with Black Stazon ink onto some shimmery vellum paper. Gems, a pearly pin and some sheer ribbon add my finishing touches.




We hope you join in on the fun....show us your vintage creations!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

All White Cards With One Additional Color

This is my third post today! Be sure to scroll down to see the new Prickley Pear Red Rubber Release and my first post for Icopic! Lots to inspire!


Today's Designed2Delight challenge is mine today....and it is a true *Michelle* challenge! I love white, it's simplicity and what happens when you just use ONE other color with it to make your creations!


I decided to go with baby cards using Baby Buggy - Heaven Sent...how much more perfect could pure white cards with a touch of color be?!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with....I'll be around to leave y'all some love!

Prickley Pear Red Rubber Release!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps has a fun new red rubber release in store for you, packed with vintage images and images that are great for Fathers Day or just for him. I've got two cards to share with you today! Be sure to visit the whole PPRS design team today for great card ideas as we all have something to show off today. Be sure to leave comments on each blog, as three random winners will be chosen to to receive awesome rubber stamps from this release party! Winners will be chosen and announced Monday the 23rd!

And that's not all! Be on the look out for a sketch challenge that we will hold on the 28th of June!

Here are the links to the other team member...may you be inspired!

Leslie - Paper Talk

Amy - Addicted To Paper

Angelica - Bellisima Vida

Tessa - Tesas Scrap och Annat

Dawn - Rubber Room

Jenny - One Krafty Kat

Jennifer - Random Vintage Finds

Nicole/Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog

iCopic Card Duo!

Hello! It's Michelle here with two happy spring cards for you today!

My first card features the For Every Woman set from SP and Company. I colored my image with the Copic markers shown below and then fussy-cut the image and popped it up on foam tape for dimension.

I framed my image with Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Oval dies. A touch of piercing finishes my focal image frame.

Friend is from SP and Company's Candy Hearts set.


My second card features the adorable Magnolia Tilda with Hanging Rabbit image. I colored my image with the Copics pictured below and fussy cut her as well. She is popped up on foam tape for dimension.

Hugs is from the SP & Company Candy Hearts set.




Happy Spring!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Inky Antics - Special!

Today I'm sharing some happy little images from Inky Antics! I dressed my card up with Copic Markers and Echo Park papers.

You can see the stamps that I used HERE on Inky Antic's site!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

CropStop Challenge

Crop Stop's challenge was to make an Artist Trading Card using Time/Clocks as our theme.
I knew right away that I wanted to use Bo Bunny's Timepiece Collection. As usual...my ATC turned itself immediately into a card!

I fussy cut one of the pocket watches for my focal point. I used the Cuttlebug Clockworks Embossing Folder and then inked the embossing with Tim Holtz's Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The embossed piece looks like it could be embossed leather!

We hope you join the fun!! There are prizes to be won...check it out!!



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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CropStop Copic Tutorial - Adding Texture with Blending Solution

Today I'm sharing another Copic Tutorial for CropStop on adding texture to your projects using the Copic Colorless Blender (0).

I colored my image from Heartfelt Creations' Scenic Combo Precut set with Copic Markers. I didn't work so hard to blend my grass colors, I mainly was trying to lay in the different tones.

Now the magic happens! Apply the colorless blender to a piece of an old washcloth. You can either use a bottle of blender fluid, or the smaller pen refills. Moisten your cloth and then apply it carefully to the areas you want to textre. In this case the grass and trees.

Here is another scenery card that I did in a similar fashion.

Lay in the colors that you wish.

Next, apply the colorless blender with your cloth as desired. Try this with different cloths for different textures. Try it on different images...animals for instant fur! Experiment!

Other items on my cards available at CropStop include:

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Oval Window Die

Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder

Spellbinders Large Deckle Rectangle Die

Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap

Bo Bunny Timepiece 6x6 Pad

Just for MY blog readers:


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Digital Tuesday - Seeing Stars!

Happy Tuesday! Today's Digital Tuesday Challenge is Seeing Stars!

I decided to go with a freebie image from Designed2Delight that I haven't yet had the opportunity to play with! I love the country patriotic feel of I Heart The USA! I colored my image with Copic markers, cut it out and popped it up on foam tape.

I used a Stampin Up! border punch and embossing folder and some ribbon I picked up from the Michael's Dollar Bin.

We hope you can join us for our challenge...there is a prize for a lucky participant! Check all of the rules out HERE.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Vintage Greeting

I have a vintage greeting for One Crazy Stamper to share with you this morning!! This image is from the Flourishes set From The Desk Of. It is one of the smaller images in the set, but I just love flowers and books...it's so *me!*

I colored the image with Copic markers shown below:


I framed my image with a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangle die. I used some Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to distress my image before removing it from the die.

The designer paper is from the My Mind's Eye Tickled Pink Collection.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Take Time To Dream!

This week's challenge on The Rubber Cafe's blog is to make a tag. I always enjoy making tags...the remind me of ATC's. My tags always end up on a card...and this one is no exception!

I love the Large Trailing Butterflies image, I inked the stamp with black ink, stamped it off once on scrap paper. I stamped the image on my white tag, for a soft grey effect. I stamped the Take Time To Dream sentiment in black ink along the side of my tag.

I distressed my tag with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender Distress Inks. I embossed my tag with the Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder and then hit the embossing lightly with the Tumbled Glass Distress Pad.

I stamped my Large Trailing Butterflies image on blue vellum with my black Stazon ink, cut it out and then attached the butterfly to my card with it's wing's fluffed up.

Other touches include gem swirls, a beaded pearl stick pin, some wired ribbon and a brad pinwheel.


Tags are quick and easy to make. Having a few on hand is a great way to make a card in a flash when you're in a pinch! We hope you join our challenge...be inspired and maybe, just maybe you'll win the weekly prize! Good Luck!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

CropStop Heartfelt Creations Dutch Iris Frame

Today's CropStop Challege is to show the shadows on our images. I am using the beautiful Heartfelt Creations Dutch Iris Frame once again! The Copic markers that I used are shown in the photo below:



I used feathery strokes to shade my iris and accentuate the shadows on the petals and leaves.




I added the Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly 3 in 1 punches to embellish my card along with mini pearls.




We hope you join the fun....there is a prize to win...check it all out here!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Glitter And Acetate CropStop Copic Tutorial

Today I'm sharing the tutorial I prepared for CropStop! This is a Copic take on the Glitter and Acetate Technique.

Supplies: Stazon black ink, Acetate, Silver Glitter, Pearl Glitter, Heartfelt Creations Dutch Iris Frame and Copic Markers.

You can click on each photo to read the details of each step.


























Run the verse acetate through the Xyron machine and cover with Pearl glitter. Layer the verse on the cardstock and pop up with foam dots.


Copic markes used are shown in the photo below: