Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Going Buggy On Digital Tuesday!

It's Digital Tuesday and our challenge this week is to make a project with a bug on it! 
Doodle Pantry is our sponsor this week...and these buggy images are so adorable!

Designer paper is by Cosmo Cricket - Material Girl Collection.
Brads: BasicGrey
Washi Tape from iCopic.com
Copics: E49, E47 E37, E35, E33, W7, W5, R59, R46, YG67, YG17, YG25, YR15, Y38
Be sure you check out the Digital Tuesday Blog to see all of the other cute samples and prize info!

Monday, August 29, 2011

You've Got Mail!

Today's card is for One Crazy Stamper with an image from Whimsy Stamps called Mailed With Love.  It's such a happy little mailbox....and is so fun to color.

I used the following Copic markers: BG75, BG72, B000, R39, R37, R35, R32, G07, E59, E57, E55, E42, E41, YG17, YG03.  Designer papers are from My Mind's Eye's Tickled Pink Collection.

You will want to check out the fabulous blog candy that Lora is offering in celebration of her new store opening...the candy is valued at $175!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fancy Evelopes With The Rubber Cafe

This week's challenge at The Rubber Cafe is to make a fancy envelope.  I am giving you a quick and easy way to dress up an envelope to coordinate with your card!

For my card I used the State Fair set, which is a fun new set that came out this summer!  I chose to go with the Peach Preserves image in the set and combine it with a sentiment from the Fruit Medley set for a homey country kitchen feel.   I was inspired by a piece of Crate Paper and colored my image with 3 Copic markers:  YR20, B0000 and G20. 
I framed my image with the Beaded Circle die from Spellbinders.  I left cardstock in the die and added a touch of color with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dried Marigold. 

For my coordinating envelope, I simply embossed the left 1.5 inches with a coordinating Cuttlebug Embossing folder.  I like clean and simple envelopes, but this gives them a fun touch of class!

Be sure to pop by and enter for your chance to win this weeks prize and be inspired by all of the fancy envelopes the design team is sharing!

Also be sure you check out the Rubber Cafe's new website!  It's fun and easier to navigate!  Check out the gallery for lots of samples!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Scarecrow Tilda for iCopic

Happy Saturday!  It's time for an iCopic Saturday Spotlight!

I am sharing a card featuring the Magnolia Scarecrow Tilda image.  I used the following Copic Markers with Xpress-It cardstock to coordinate with my designer paper:
B0000 - Bee Wings
BG72, BG10 - Dress
E35, YR23, Y21 - Straw Hat
E21, E00, R02 - Skin Tones
E59, E57 - Hair
W7, YR23 - Bees
The designer paper I went with is the Wild Rose Studio Kalahari Dreams paper pack.  There are loads of new collections in the store, perfect papers for any occasion or season!

Finishing touches on my card include Vintage Lace, a pierced frame, linen thread and a bosher.
Happy Fall Y'all!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Inky Antics - Changed My Mind.... and BLOG HOP Reminder!

Just two quick cards today featuring a cute stamp from Inky Antic's Changed My Mind image.  I colored the images with Copic Markers to coordinate with BasicGrey papers.

Also...don't forget to check out the Inky Antics Stamping Spaces Blog Hop for great inspiration and a chance to win fabby prizes!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vertie Makes A Wish!

This is my second post today....so scoll on down for more inspiration!

This cutie card is for the McMahon Five Designs Release this week and the set is by Studio 313 and is called Vertie Makes a Wish. 

I chose to use the pre-colored version which I cut out with Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles dies.
I layered my image on a panel punced with Martha Stewart's Doily Punch Around The Page punches.
Cardstocks, embossing folder, sentiment and oval punches are all by Stampin Up!
Ribbon is by May Arts.

Be sure to swing by the McMahon Five Designs Blog to see all of the different images being released this week! 

Studio 313 Challenge Reminder - Card Duo!

Isn't it fun how just changing a tiny little thing can change the feel of a card?!  Today's cards are for Studio 313's HotSpot Challenge which is a color challenge.  Be sure you check out the details of the challenge on the HotSpot Challenge Blog.

I used the new Cute Cupcakes 2 set that was recently released.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and added some glitter to one to resemble sugar!  Vintage buttons and a touch of piercing finish my card.

Be sure that you join in the fun...there are some dandy prizes up for winning!  Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Prickley Pear Sketch - Winter!

Today's card is another take on the Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge.  You have until the 31st to enter your take on the sketch.  There is a fabulous prize being offered, so check out all of the details on the Prickley Pear Blog!

I chose to go with another of my favorite Prickley Pear images for this card; Winter's Glow.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and accented the snow with Art Institute's Pearl Ultrafine Glitter.  I stamped the image on a Spellbinders Beaded Oval Die which I distressed with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass distress Ink.

The white texutred paper is a coated shimmer paper with a touch of texture. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Inky Antics Stamping Spaces Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky “Stamping Spaces” Blog Hop! You’ve come from Tex's blog.

 The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, August 28th at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their stamping space and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). One person’s name will be drawn at random to receive a fun Inky prize pack. The winner’s name will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

Here is where I create my projects...

Boy...Jackie sure picked a dandy challenge this month!  It required some major shovelling!  It always feels so good to clear off the desk and put everything away....but when I'm on a roll....stuff piles up fast!!

I like to see all my coloring toys...so you will see Copic markers, PrismaColor Pencils, SU! markers, Spica Glitter Pens as well as Sharpies, Crayolas, Prima flowers and tons of ribbon in my space.  Most of my embellishments are in tic-tac storage, watchmakers tins, plastic drawers and one workshop organizer...but I've got plenty more stashed around here and there!

To my right are prima flowers, pearls, buttons, daubers, brads and all other sorts of things.  I have SU! rubbon rolls stored in a cd holder that I mounted to my wall.  A piece of ribbon holds my rolls nicely in place.
Color pencils are in a store display for markers.

To my left is my laptop and my hanging ribbon...I use a ring system on a freebie curtain rod I picked up.  Yes, I made all my own ribbon cards...but I do love seeing all of my ribbon at a glance and having it right at hand.

Below my ribbon I have a cd tower that I store unmounted stamps in...both in cd cases and some in packaging, it fits perfectly and they are close at hand.

My husband built me the stamp/paper cabinet you see next.  The top are many of my individual wood stamps stored in clear 8x10 picture frames.  Two drawers to a bin.  I have 12x12 paper storage below that in color families. 

Next is a bookcase filled with more unmounted stamps in cd's as well as SU! sets and books.
Behind me is a halfwall I built with storage cubes from Target.  My husband backed them for me and this unit stores Spellbinders, ribbon, embroidery floss, extra embellishments, a dirty stamp bin, paper scraps etc.  On top I have a rotating ink pad holder that I kicked off my desk.  It's still handy, but for most of my coloring I use black ink and other coloring mediums. 

The plastic organizers on the end hold my punches.  The file cabinet on the other end holds my cardstock, digital images, stamped images and specialty papers.

Behind my half wall I have a wall of white storage cubes that I purchased at Target.  They hold tons more supplies...stickers, dies, rub-ons, paints, glitter, embossing powders, envelopes, adhesives, ribbon...and more paper!

Here is a peek at my SU! punch storage...it was a wire rack for the mircrowave that I had never used....it's MUCH handier in this application!!
And finally...this is for my MOM and anyone else who really knows what my stamping space looks like....you aren't seeing my catch-all table....believe me, you don't want to!

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop will be Debbie's blog.

Cute and Girly Digital Tuesday Challenge

I have a cute Clean and Simple card for today's Digital Tuesday Challenge.  I went with the new Just Emma digital set from Fred, She Said Digital Designs.  If you are into dogs....there is also a version that has Emma and her puppy on the bench!

It is great to have images on hand that you can pop together quickly when you don't have an hour to sit and color an image!  This is a pre-colored image, and she comes with all different colored dresses!  This was perfect for a warm summer day heading into fall!

I used Spellbinders Labels Twenty to frame my Emma.  Designer papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl Collection, and the punch is Martha Stewart's Bangle Chain Trim punch dressed up with a touch of seam binding.  I did a fun subtle border on my card by piercing my card from the back and then lightly sanding the bumps for a slightly textured white border.

Be sure to check out the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog to see all of the other cute and girly creations!  Play along for a chance to win some free goodies!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rubber Cafe` ~ Through A Window

This week's challenge at The Rubber Cafe is to make window cards, so I decided to make a winter shaker card.  Be sure you stop by the Rubber Cafe Blog to get all of the challenge details and prize information!

This card features the new Through A Window set.  I stamped the image twice, once on acetate with Stazon ink and then again on blue cardstock.  I stamped the blue cardstock with the new Pattern Royale background stamp to mimic wallpaper inside the house. 

I stamped my snowman from a winter background stamp twice, once on very light blue paper and then once on white cardstock.  For my snow hill, I tore a piece of white cardstock.  I used ScrapHappy Sheer Glue to glitter both the snowman and the hill with Diamond You're So Fine Glitter.  The snowman is accented with Copic Markers and then was fussy cut.

I assembled my layers and created my shaker window, adding a bit of pearl glitter for snow.  This snow can either be another closer hill, or snow piling up on the window sill!

Finally, to finish off my window I made a curtain topper with the jar lid from the Large and Mini Jar sets.
I adjusted the length so it would fit my window and wrapped it behind my shaker box.  I slipped in some decorative pins for my curtain rod.

Be sure to stop by the Rubber Cafe blog all week long to be inspired by what the design team has seen through their windows!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

One Crazy Stamper - A Pen Friend

Today's card is for One Crazy Stamper using all of the following supplies:
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft Bubblegum Hills
Belles 'n Whistles: A Pen Friend
Copic Markers
Copic Xpress-It Blending Cardstock
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Small

I used the very fun sketch layout for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #117. 

I used 1 inch and 1 1/4 inch square punches for my background.  The smaller squares are popped up on foam tape.  The white oval has been run through my Xyron machine and covered with You're So Fine Glitter.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut my main image since she was a tad taller than my white oval. 
The butterflies are fussy cut from a fun sheet of glitter paper from the paper pack I listed above.  The blue squares on my background have glossy accents as well. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stitched Pumpkin Take Two

Today's card is for Designed2Delight's Challenge...which is Anything Goes!

I chose to make another fall card because I wanted to color Faith's Stitched Pumpkin with Copics!  After coloring the image, I distressed it with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain inks.  I layered my image on some gold mullberry paper and then used some SU! Linen Thread to stitche it to my card.  A vintage button and Thinking of You sentiment from Wordsworth finish my card. 

Check out the challenge rules and be inspired by stopping by the D2D blog!

Friday, August 19, 2011

iCopic Blog Hopping - All About Children and SALE!!!!

Welcome to the iCopic All About Children Blog Hop!

You should be arriving here from the iCopic blog, if not, please head back to there since that is where our hop begins. You won't want to miss any of the beautiful projects along the way!

My card today is going to be my daughter's fifth birthday card...she loves pink and butterflies!
Image: Magnolia Tilda With Straw Hat - so many fun Magnolia stamps in the store!
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers - the ones I used are pictured below!
Sentiment: SP & Company Mix 'n Match Family - fun mix of font for many family members!
Designer Paper: Fizzy Moon Celebrations Pack - has great glitter accents!

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Rachel's blog.

Don't forget to to leave me a comment and play along with our All About Children challenge because we are offering some wonderful prizes for our blog hoppers!

And now for the SALE info....click on the photo to get all details!  ....or better yet go right to http://www.icopic.com/!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

McMahon Five Designs Release - Vintage Masculine

It's time for another digital release from McMahon Five Designs, and this week I'm working with an image from the McMahon Vintage Digitals collection called I Am Your Captain.  Be sure to check out the McMahon Five Designs blog to see all of the other images being released this week!

I colored my image with Copic Markers, added a touch of white Prismacolor Pencil to his hat and then distressed the panel with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain.

Papers are from BoBunny's Timeless Collection.  The image is layered over a Spellbinders Beaded Oval die.  The ribbon rosette is made by me and embellished with some vintage buttons.  A touch of faux stitching finishes off my card.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Black and Pink Challenge Reminder!

I'm posting for Designed2Delight today....this adorable image is called Christmas Snowman.  I used it for our weekly challenge which was to make a card using mostly pink and black.  This is a fun twist on the usual winter color schemes of green/red or blue/white.  Be sure to check out our challenge for more inspiration and fun!

paper: Making Memories
embossing folder: Cuttlebug
snowflake die: SU!/Sizzix
technique: paper piercing

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy As A Pig In A Puddle!

That saying just popped in my head when I saw this cutie image called Piggy Bath by Meljen from Whimsy Stamps, who is sponsoring our Digital Tuesday Challenge this week.  Our challenge this week is On The Farm. 

My image is colored with Copic Markers and is distressed with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.

I liked the contrast of the pink May Arts Satin Ribbon with the Early Espresso Cardstock and SU! embossing folder.

Be sure you check out the other design team inspiration, challenge details and prize info on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge

This is one of THREE posts, so be sure to scroll and check them all out for more inspiration!
It's time for another Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge!  You can check out the sketch and the challenge details on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog.

For my card, I chose to go with the Flourised Dancers image.  I stamped the image with black ink on white cardstock and then fussy cut the image and popped it up on foam tape for some added dimension. 

I layered my dancers on the Spellbinders Beaded Ovals die which I embellished with little sparkle hear stickers from Stampendous!  The beaded oval is popped up with foam tape as well.

I used papers from the Hot Off The Press Classic Cardmaker's Creative Pack.   I used a variety of gems and buttons to embellish the Scrolls image in the style of the sketch.  This is an A7 (5x7inch) card.

We hope you join in the fun....there are always fabby prizes...so be sure to check out all the details!

The Art of Nature

This is one of THREE posts today....so be sure to check them all out for lots of inspiration!!
This card is for One Crazy Stamper, and it features a beautiful set by Our Craft Lounge called The Art of Nature. 

I colored my image with the Copic Markers pictured below.  I added texture to the barnyard by applying some Copic Colorless Blender to a piece of terrycloth and then carefully touching the area I wanted to look distressed like a barnyard would be.

I used designer papers from Prima's Moulin Rouge collection, which is not an obvious choice for this image, but I like the variety of designs in the Prima Collections.  There are 48 pieces to a pack, and right now Lora has them on sale....the Reflections collection looks like it has some similar papers in it...check them all out before they are gone!!

iCopic Color Challenge ~ Blue and Orange

This is one of THREE posts today...so be sure to scroll and check them all out for more inspiration!

It's time for a new iCopic challenge.....and this week's challenge is a color challenge....Blue and Orange!

I went with the Cheeky Beach image from The Greeting Farm.  I colored her with the Copics below:
I matched it up with papers from the Wild Rose Studio Kalahari Dreams Paper Pack.  

Be sure you check out the challenge details!  Have fun and good luck!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rubber Cafe Challenge: Banners!

Today's post is for The Rubber Cafe, and the challenge this week was to make a banner.  Since a lovely cupcake banner was already shared, I decided to go with a holiday banner, and since the next holiday is Halloween, I went with that.  I had fun mixing both brand new and older images to make my project.

To make my banner shape, I used the largest die in the Spellbinders Grand Labels One and ran it through my new Spellbinders Grand Calibur.  What a sweet machine that is!!  I love that it attaches firmly to my table and easily rolls right through!  Then I cut the die cut to resemble a banner.  I like how the top of the banner resembles bat wings!

Next I cut my banner layers.  I love glitter, so I decided my mats would have a touch of bling!  I only needed a border of glitter, so I ran some Scrap Happy Glue around the edge of the panel and added some You're So Fine Purple Dress Glitter.

Images on this banner piece include:

~Bat Motel which is colored in alchohol markers, distressed and fussy cut.  I stamped the moon separately on cardstock, ran it through the xyron machine, glittered with You're So Fine Diamond Clear Glitter, colored with alchohol marker and fussy cut.  While hard to photograph, it's so cool in real life!
~You Need To Dust is stamped on each banner because you NEED spiderwebs on a Halloween project!

~Pattern Royale - Love how overstamping designer paper gives a totally different feel!
~Trick or Treat Clear Set - These cute trick-or-treaters come with a variety of masks and items to dress them up for their adventure.  The little girl's mask is glittered, though it may not appear so in the photo.

This was a fun one to make!  There is *glass* in the windows, and the spider web window is hanging open!
~Trick or Treat - Sentiment and the spiderweb in the window!
~You Shake My Bones - stamped in white behind the window *glass*
~Through A Window - I chose the window that resembled the ones in the Bat Motel image.

Here is a photo of the banner on a door.  We would love to see the banners you create!  Check out all of the challenge details on The Rubber Cafe's blog!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pink and Black - Delightful Challenge!

I'm back with another fun image from Faith at Designed2Delight!  This set is called Fun Flowers and the challenge this week on the Designed2Delight blog is to use pimarily the colors black and pink!

I colored my images with Copic markers.  Designer paper is by Making Memories, embossing folder is by SU! and the letter stickers are from American Crafts.  A touch of bling and you have a happy hello card!
We hope you check out our challenge post for more inspiration and join in the fun!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Stitched Pumpkin

The nights are starting to cool off...the pool water is cooling down and I guess it's time to start thinking fall!
Today's image is from Faith at Designed2Delight and is the progressive challenge freebie this week!
If you are not familiar with this challenge...check it out!  You play along each week and the following week you receive the freebie image for that week!  Fun!!

For this card, I printed out the Stitched Pumpkin image twice, once on white cardstock and once on an orange designer paper which I overstamped with the SU! Linen Background stamp for an added cloth feel.  I paper pieced the pumpkin and then doodled a fun frame in a similar style. 

I raided my scrap drawers for designer paper on this card.  I added some Boshers from Bazzill and then twined some SU! Linen Thread around them for my card embellishment. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Life is Sweeter!

Today's cards are for the McMahon Five Designs release, and are from Shawne's Studio 313 line!  Cool Treats is a really fun summer set with lots of adorable ice cream treats and sayings!  

My first card features the image colored with Copic Markers and paired with paper from Making Memories Flutter Collection.

My second card is a sweet little ice cream bar.  I can see this as a dreamsicle too...but decided to go for a dose of chocolate today! 

Image is colored with Copic Markers and is paired with papers from Paper Adventures Claire Hampton collection.  I love the color combo on this paper!

Be sure you stop by the McMahon Five Designs blog today to see all of the new images being released and for a big dose of  inspiration! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Digital Tuesday Challenge ~ I Love The Sea!

Happy Tuesday!  It was Anneke's turn to set the Digital Tuesday Challenge theme for this week, and her challenge is a theme, I love the sea...

 As usual feel free to make anything you like, just remember to include something digital in your design. This can be your main image, digi papers, sentiment, etc...

Our sponsor this week is
2 cute Rubber Stamps
giving away either 1 cling mounted rubber stamps or 2 digistamps to one lucky randomly chosen winner.  Be sure to enter your card on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog!

I chose to go with a clean and simple card using the pre-colored Sunset Surfer image from Studio313.  This time I did not turn my surfer into a silhouette.  I paired my image with the fun summer papers from the WR Memory Keepers Sunsplashed Designer Pack.  The sentiment is from Serendipity Stamps.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Celebrating with One Crazy Stamper!

Today I'm sharing a card for One Crazy Stamper using a Whiff of Joy image called Fred Celebrating Elephant.  I colored the image with the Copic Markers shown below.
I framed Fred with Spellbinders Beaded Circle and Large Scalloped Circle Dies.  Designer papers are from Prima's Celebrate with Jack n Jill Collection.  A similar collection in the store would be Prima's Sweet Fairy collection.

Here is what we are celebrating....or soon will be: