Thursday, November 29, 2012

Summertime Memories...

It's my day to post an other-than-stamping post for Marker I will share a little weekend get-away to Washington Island in Door County WI.  We headed up to bike the island which you get to by taking a ferry.
Our two munchkins anxiously await the launch of the car ferry on a beautiful summer day!

Loaded and taking off!
The returning car ferry.

Arriving on Washington Island.
Enjoying the frigid lake water at a pebble beach!

A beautiful day on the island!
I can't help that I've been browsing in my photos....I want to SCRAP!  Addicted to paper, I AM!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Trish's Stone Gate

This is one of two posts today, please check back in a bit for post 2!
Hello!  Today I have a gorgeous image to share with your from FrogsWhiskersInk called Trish's Stone Gate.

I colored my image with Copic Markers;  YG67, YG17, G99, YG95, YG91, BG0000, B66, V04, T4, W5, W3, W1, E44, E43, E42.

I trimmed the image and layered it on white cardstock which I trimmed with a Fiskars deckle edged scissors.
I added Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink to my embossing folder, added a touch of sheer ribbon and a decorative brad for my finishing touches!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Anything BUT A Card...

It's Anything But A Card today for MarkerPop!  I have a framed picture for the wall using Whimsy's image Sweet Blossom.


I colored her up with Copic markers:  B99, B97, B95, B41, YG67, YG17,YG13, E02, E00, E47, E44, E43, E31, YR27, YR14, Y35, Y21.

I distressed the image edges with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint.

I love using paper embroidery on a card to dress it up a bit.  This is the first time I used three different coordinating threads to frame my image.  I create a pattern I like, pierce it freehand and then stitch it up!

Designer papers are from BasicGrey's Clippings collection and Teresa Collins' Fabrication Canvas 8x8 collection.  I then framed the panel in a 9 x 9 inch frame that my husband made for me.  I left the glass out for the purpose of the photo.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Prickley Pear Themed Thursday

It's Prickley Pear Themed Thursday...and this week our focus is on ornaments!

I used the Ornaments 2 Clearly Beautiful Clear Set for my card.  I stamped the ornament on acetate with Stazon ink and then glittered the back with Art Institute Teak and Green Briar Ultra Fine Glitters.  I fussy cut the acetate ornament and then layered it on some white glitter cardstock that I used with the ornament die.

I paired it up with Simple Stories' Handmade Holiday, a glittered element from my goodie box, some glittery goodness from Prima to hang my ornament on! 

Be sure to pop by the Prickley Pear Blog today for some more ornament inspiration!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Holidays Puppy!

Today I have a cute little Happy Holidays Puppy for you from McMahon Five Designs.  

I colored this fellow with Copic Markers:  YG67, YG17, R59, R29, B000, E27, E25, E23.  I fussy cut him out and popped him up on foam tape on a Cuttlebugged and distressed oval.  I did some paper embroidery with some gold metallic floss.  The gold ribbon is wired and fit my card perfectly.  The corners are some metallic gold cardstock that I embossed, and they look like pressed tin! 

Merry Christmas is from SU! and the red background panel is stamped with Impression-Obsession's Circle Fusion 1 Cover A Card background stamp in Patriot Red You're So Fine Glitter!  SHPARKLY!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Designed2Delight Blog Hoppin!

This is one of two posts today...please scroll for more inspiration!
Hello and welcome to the Designed2Delight November Blog Hop. I had a little tiff with my printer and it slowed me up a bit, but I won and here are my cards! 

My first card features the Holly Jolly Christmas Set which I colored up with Copic Markers: YG95, YG93, YR15, Y38, Y35, YG67, E47, E44, E43, YG91, R59, R56.

The papers are from Simple Stories' Handmade Holiday collection.
My second card features the Long Stocking set.

Copic markers on this one were:  R46, YG95, YG93, E47, E44, R59, R56.

My third card features the Cool Dinosaur set.  He's such a happy chap!

Copic markers:  BG09, BG57, BG53, G28, G24, R29, RV29, Y38, Y35.  I paired this card up with some Jolly by Golly papers from Cosmo Cricket.

Thanks so much for blog hoppin' with D2D! We hope you will join our FREE Stamp of the Month Challenge. Remember, all New Release Digital Stamps will be on SALE until Nov 23. Details HERE.

For more inspiring ideas from this new release, please visit the other designers' blogs:

Happy Holidays

This is one of two posts today, pop back in later for the D2D reveal!
I have a post for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps today.

This card features the Ornaments 2 Clearly Beautiful Stamp Set and Ornament Die which I paired up with Prima and misc silk flowers.  Happy holidays I stamped on acetate with Stazon and the layered it over a metallic ribbon.

I colored the images with Copic Markers:  Y38, Y35, Y32, R59, R29, R27, B97, B45, B41, E47, E43, E42.  I used a cuttlebug folder distressed with Walnut Stain distress ink. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sweet Blossom!

Today I'm sharing project using the Sweet Blossom image from Whimsy Stamps for my One Crazy Stamper post! 
I colored her up with Copic markers:  B99, B97, B95, B41, YG67, YG17,YG13, E02, E00, E47, E44, E43, E31, YR27, YR14, Y35, Y21.

I distressed the image edges with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint.
I love using embroidery on a card to dress it up a bit.  This is the first time I used three different coordinating threads to frame my image.  I create a pattern I like, pierce it freehand and then stitch it up!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Rubber Cafe Holiday Blitz!

Hello!  Today The Rubber Cafe is hosting a Holiday Blitz!  Be sure to check out The Rubber Cafe's Blog today for some great card/gifty inspiration!

I decided to make a little gift card pouch, and I used Starbucks' VIA homebrew packaging for my template. 

I stamped the snowflake stamp with Scrap Happy Glue and then added Silver Medal You're So Fine Glitter.
The Warren stamp is colored with Copic Markers:  E47, E44, E43, E42, YG67, YG17, R36, R89.

I popped the image up with foam tape and added a bit of May Arts ribbon to embellish. 
Here you can see the inside of the pouch...and below you can see the flattened out packaging and the hand stitched insert that I placed the *gift card* on.  You can put your message under the gift card or on the back of the insert.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fred, She Said Winter 2012 Blog Hop!

This is one of two posts today, please scroll for more inspiration!
Welcome to the Fred, She Said Winter 2012 Blog Hop! 
The flakes will be flying in earnest soon...grab yourself a cuppa something warm and spend a while checking out the new Fred, She Said Winter images! 
If you have arrived from Carolyn's blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog. 

Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!
One winner will receive ALL of this:
Bearly Mine Designs - £15 gift voucher
$25 GC to CropStop (provided by Fred She Said)
$25 GC to
Fred She Said Store 
For my card today, I used the Fancy Doily Digi which I printed out onto an ink jet transparency. 
I then flipped the image over and did the glitter and acetate technique to apply gliters and glues to the back of the image.  It makes for a gorgeously glittery card that has the glitter contained.  
Glitters are You're So Fine by The Rubber Cafe.  I further embellished the card with washi tapes and a cArt Us embossing folder.  
Your secret word on my blog is occupation!
Your next stop on the hop is the FSS Challenge blog. 
Winners will be selected on November 23, 2012 at 12:01 EST.

Gretchen With Bird!

This is one of two posts today, please scroll for more inspiration!
Today's card for Markerpop features an adorable image from Stampavie's Penny Johnson Collection called Gretchen with Bird.

I colored Miss Gretchen with the following Copic markers: R46, R24, R32, R21, YR04, W7,W5,W3,YG17, E00, E02, E59, E57, E55.

 I flocked the bird with brown flock and the hat fluff balls with white flock.

Do you recognize another Washi Tape's one I made in last week's Woven Washi Tape very fun, I'm telling you! Have you tried it yet?!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Woodland Glittered Ornament

I have a touch of glitter to share with you today for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. 
I'm entering this card in the Stampin' For The Weekend All Stitched Up Challenge!

Let's start with the card base....the base is a piece of designer paper from Simple Stories' Handmade Holiday collection.  I attached it to the Chocolate Truffle cardstock with paper embroidery.

The punched panel is made with Martha Stewart's punch-around-the-page punch set.  I went for a different glittered it with Limeade Green, Patriot Red Glitter and Teak Glitter.

I stamped the ornament from the Ornaments 2 Clearly Beautiful Stamp Set on a transparency with Stazon ink.  Then I added glitter to the back of the image.
I cut the gold metallic cardstock with the Ornament Die. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Today's post for One Crazy Stamper features the adorable Heidi image from the Wee Stamps collection from Whimsy Stamps.

I colored her with Copic Markers:  B99, B97, B95, B93, E43, E42, E02, E00, BG000, BG10, E31, Y35, Y21.  I framed her with Spellbinder's Labels Four Die and distressed it with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  

I further framed her with the Spellbinders' Fleur De Lis Rectangle Die that I cut the center out of.  Designer paper is from Bo Bunny's A Gift Of Love collection. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

McMahon Five Designs Duo!

Today I have a few cards for you featuring digital images from McMahon Five Designs.  My first card features the gorgeous Peony Passion, The Pink Collection designer paper!  I paired it up with some swirly pearly coated cardstock and the Breast Cancer Button Of Hope FREEBIE, which I printed out on an ink jet transparency and then glittered with You're So Fine Glitters on the back. 

This is another fall card that I missed posting when my back went out...but I love these images from the Studio 313 collection.  The set is called Falling Leaves.  I used papers from the Peony Passion - White Chocolate Collection for this card. 

I colored the images with Copic markers and distressed them with Distress Inks.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Blue Butterfly!

It's been a few days since I shared a snowflake card....and since I had a pile of beauteous glitterfied snowflakes....I just had to share one today!

This is the Crystal Snowflake from Fred, She Said Digital Designs!  I printed the digital images out on Ink Jet Transparencies and then glittered the opposite side with You're So Fine Glitters.  A touch of fussy cutting and you have a gorgeous snowflake! 

I paired it up with some Prima papers and a Hero Arts sentiment.    May all your snowflakes be pretty ones!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Woven Washi Tape Tutorial!

Hello! Today I have a post for MarkerPop; a photo tutorial of the Woven Washi Tape Technique that I used on yesterday's Lawn Fawn/Marker Pop Blog Hop!
1. Choose two tapes that you want to work with. I chose two 1/2 inch tapes, and so used a 3x3 inch square piece of coated cardstock. I found that you need to have a cardstock that won't separate onto the tape as you repeatedly lift the pieces as you are weaving.
2. Continue to add pieces of tape carefully lifting and tucking as you go.
3. When you are done, trim and tuck the tails behind your panel. The variety of backgrounds you can achieve is as broad as your Washi Tape collection!
4. You can vary the pattern of your weave, see the Double Weave Variation above...I simply wove over two strips and then under two strips. 5. The Faux Weave piece was done with tape that already has a variety of patterns on it. I simply laid tape down in strips, carefully matching the designs so it looks like I did some fancy cutting, when in reality I simply laid down strips of tape! The possibilities are endless!
I hope you've been inspired you use your Washi Tape in a new way! I'm pretty sure I've inspired myself to purchase some more Washi Tape!! Love the stuff!

The HoneyPop flowers on these cards are from my Inky Antics 11102SC Fabulous Flowers stamp set!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lawn Fawn/MarkerPop Hop!

Welcome to the Holiday Hop with Lawn Fawn/MarkerPop! 
There are PRIZES to be won, so they need to check out  both the MarkerPop blog and the Lawn Fawn blog for info on how to win!

Lawn Fawn is giving away a stamp set and 6x6 paper pad of winner's choice and MarkerPop is giving away a $20 gift certificate!

I have a fun little card using the images from the Winter Owl set from Lawn Fawn.  I colored the images with Copic Markers and popped them up on foam tape on a Woven Washi Tape panel!

Woven Washi Tape...I've never seen it done...but it's quite easy and fun!  I simply picked out two favorite tapes and then set about weaving them together!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Prickley Pear Pair of Cards!

Happy Monday!  I'm off to a late back went out over the weekend without me!  The yard is raked and the flowerbeds are cleaned out least it waited that long!!

I had planned to have some fall/winter goodies for you to look at...but instead you get some flowery creations I made last week using Prickley Pear goodies!

I used a Birds and Flourishes ATC Transparency for this card.  I based my card with kraft cardstock and My Mind's Eye's The Sweetest Thing Collections in Lavender and Tangerine.

I glitter stamped the Hibiscus 2 Clearly Beautiful Stamp Set images with You're So Fine Glitters and Scrap Happy Glue. 

My second card also uses the Hibiscus 2 Clear Set and glitter stamping, Hibiscus and Leaf Die and Small Hibiscus Die.  The border is from the Scalloped Oval Set.

The background is done with three designer papers from Darcies and the paper quilting technique.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Crystal Snowflake

This is one of two posts today, please scroll for more inspiration!
I have another card for you....this time featuring the Crystal Snowflake image from Fred, She Said Digital Designs!  I do not have a cutting machine at this I simply printed the digi image off on an Ink Jet Transparency and then glittered the opposite side with glue and You're So Fine Glitter!

Once dry, I fussy cut the image and then attached it with some tiny glue dots.

Other embellishments include washi tape, various snowflakes and a button.  Paper is by Making Memories.

Autumn Drive....

This is one of two posts today, please scroll for more inspiration!
Today's card for One Crazy Stamper features the beautifully detailed stamp from Impression-Obsession -  H1781 Covered Bridge.

I used Walnut Stain/Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and Copic Markers:  W7, W5, W3, E47, E44, E57, E43, E31, R39, R37, YR07, YR04, YR27, E84, YR23, Y35, Y19, Y38, E87, YG95, G99 to color my image.

I used a cuttlebug embossing folder and some cork for my corner punches.  A few tiny screws finish off this autumn beauty!

Be sure to stop by the One Crazy Stamper Blog today to check out the other inspiration and to pick up the info for the new NOVEMBER CHALLENGE!  As always, there are great prizes up for grabs....GoOd LuCk!