Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink October 2014 Blog Hop Challenge

Happy Weekend, my friends! It's been a while since I have taken part in Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop challenge, I thought I'd give it a try this time. =)


We were to pick a non-traditional color schemes provided and this is the one that I picked. Here is my card.


I was itching to try my little paws on the fabulous Tinsel & Tags die set from October's MakeIt Market Kit. This was really fun to make! =)


The window was cut using the snowfall backdrop die from the die set. I then used the colors on constructing the scene and put it in the window.


Rock Candy Distress Stickles was added to the snowy banks for a little texture and sparkle.

That's all for now. You can find all the links to the blog hop participants here! =)

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White, New Leaf, Limeade Ice) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Tinsel &Tags) Papertrey Ink
dye inks: (Canyon Clay, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise) Papertrey Ink
accent: (Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
dies: (Tinsel & Tags) Papertrey Ink
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #97

Hello, every one! It's time for a new sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch! First is the sketch.


Here is my take on it.


I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counter clock wise and once again, added a little personal touch. =)


The handsome dragon that I used is called Fiery Dragon from Make It Crafty. He is printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed and partial fussy cut to fit my design.


The patterned paper is from BoBunny's Lemonade Stand 6x6 paper pad and the sentiment is from Spectrum set by Paper Smooches.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out how the other designers interpreted this week's sketch and all the challenge details at CAS(E) This Sketch! I can't wait to see what you come up with! =)

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Make It Crafty
clear stamp: (sentiment) Paper Smooches
patterned paper: BoBunny
dye ink: (Black) Simon Says Stamp
accents: (orange, green enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
Mr. Dragon: BG49, BG57, BG45, BG53, YG17, YG23, YG03, Y13, V17, V15, V12
fire: R08, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y08, Y06
card size: 5 1/2" x 3 7/8"

Monday, October 20, 2014

Getting to Know Me Blog Hop & a little giveaway

Happy Monday, my friends! =) I was tagged by the super awesome Lucy Abrams to be part of the "Getting to Know Me Blog Hop," so here we go! =)

1. What creative projects are you currently working on?
I am trying to come up with a card for Papertrey Ink's October Blog Hop Challenge. And to be honest, I am a little stuck! =) So I am going to walk away from it for a bit and I'll probably work on some cards for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine's current calls and see how that goes.

2. What inspires your designs?
Most of the time the stamps/images themselves inspire me. There is usually a rough idea formed as soon as I saw the stamps/images. Or if I stare at a stamp set long enough, ideas usually come. LOL! =) Pinterest is also an awesome source of inspiration and I am totally addict to it!

3. What method/process (if applicable) do you apply to each of your creative projects, and how long does each project take to complete?
Since I love working with stamps/images that I can color, the stamp/image itself usually takes the center stage then everything else sort of fall into places. The stamp/image usually gets to be stamped first, after it's colored, I design the rest around it. I do try to be more flexible just so that I can make my designs more interesting.

For instance, here is an image coloring in progress.


And this is the final product.


It probably takes 2-3 hours to finish a card like this from coloring to finish. Occasionally, I make stamping-only cards and that could take longer than that. But if my creative juice is really flowing smoothly, something could be made in an hour. =)

4. If you had to describe your "signature" style, what would it be?
I would say, "cute and fun." I have absolutely no resistance to cute things and/or images! I also try to keep things simple most of the time. I do get inky and shabby every once in a while, but all the stars have to line up for a good one to happen for me. =)

5. What are 3 crafting products/tools you can't live without?
I use my trusty Copic markers to color my images most of the time and am very comfortable with using them. Even though I am experimenting with other coloring mediums, I'd always come back to my Copics for comfort.

My Cuttlebug gets used everyday. Not every one of my cards has a die cut piece on it, but having it around adds so many more possibilities!

Let's talk about my washi tape addiction. =) I have a ton of them and love every chance I get to use them on my cards. I also use inexpensive ones to temporally adhere things down so that it's easier for me to work on them.

6. My crafty idols.
I am absolutely in love with Jocelyn Olson's fresh, layered style. It's a breath of fresh air and you NEED to see her work! =) Jocelyn has already been tagged before and you can see her post here.

Another one is the talented Tiffany Ervin! She has an elegant style that gives her projects such ease and soothing feel. Really, go and feast your eyes! =)

Tiffany will be posting her response next Monday on her blog - It's the Stuff I Love! I am looking forward to read it and hope you do, too! =)

Thanks so much if you have made it this far, I really appreciate all my followers and readers. Inspired by Lucy, I'd like to show my appreciation as well.  If you leave a comment on this post before October 27th, 11:59pm PST, I'll pick a lucky winner and send out a little thank you package! =)

Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by!


hugs,
alice

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Spooktacular

Happy weekend, my friends! =) I have a card for this week's Color Coordinates challenge over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog.


These are the color that we are supposed to use.


Shhh... Don't tell anyone, but mine have a tiny bit of yellow in it... =)


I stamped the adorable Halloween images from Lawn Fawn's Spooktacular set onto the Tiny Tags cutouts and colored them with Copic markers. Glossy Accents was added to a few of the tags for a little texture.


I played with the arrangement of the tags to make the fun layout. Hope you likey! =)

That's all for now. Don't forget to submit your projects to the In Disguise challenge over at Inspiration Journal! You can also use discount code wonderland when you shop in the Inspiration Emporium Store to receive 10% off your entire order including the Spooktacular set! =)

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (True Black, white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Lawn Fawn
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
fiber: (black hemp cord) Hemptique
accent: (Glossy Accents) Ranger Industries
dies: (Tiny Tags) Simon Says Stamp
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
candy corns: Y18, Y08, Y06, YR09, YR07, YR04, C1, C00, 0
Mr. Ghost: C3, C1, C00, RV0000
witch's hat: V09, V17, V15, V04, BV29, BV25, BV23, Y18, Y08, Y06
Mr. Cat & Mr. Bat: C9, C7, C5, C3, R22
Mr. Pumpkin: E59, E57, E55, YR18, YR68, Y38, Y35, YG25< YG03, YG01, Y13
tomb stone: BV29, BV25, BV23
treat bag: YG25, YG03, YG01, Y13
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! If you arrived from Heidy's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the hop from Vili's Blog, it's going to be a fun hop and I am sure you wouldn't want to miss any of the stop! =) I know I announced that I was stepping down from Mo's team, but it has been settled that I'll stick around for the blog hops each month for the time being.  =)


This month's host is Vili and her theme for the hop is "Art." I thought little Bella drawing and making cards with Mr. Bronte is perfect! =)


The image is called Making Cards and it's printed on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to fit the polaroid frame.


The patterned paper is from Lemonade Stand 6x6 paper pad by BoBunny. The sentiment is from Sketchy Banner Greetings set by Simon Says Stamp.

That's all I have. It's time to send you back to Vili's Blog. Don't forget to leave comments along the way. TWO lucky commenters will each receive a $5 gift certificate to use in Mo's Digital Pencil! Have fun hopping and good luck! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: (sentiment) Simon Says Stamp
patterned paper: BoBunny
dye ink: (Black) Simon Says Stamp
accents: (yellow, mint, red glitter enamel dots) My Mind's Eye, (blue mini clothespin) Crate Paper
sticker: (green polka dots, blue/silver stripes, yellow dots, kraft collage Japanese washi tape) mt Kamoi
dies: (Polaroid) Paper Smooches, (Sketchy Banners) Simon Says Stamp
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam square) Recollections
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
hair: EE29, E27, E25, E23, E53
t-shirt: Y18, Y08, Y06
skirt: R59, R37, R35, R22
Bronte: E17, E15, E13, E11, E95, E01, E00, R22, BV29, BV25, BV23
collar: BV29, BV25, BV23
crayons: R35, RV66, Y35, YR16, V06, BV25, G09, B04, C1
drawings: E42, E41, E40, B04, G09, Y35, YR16, V04, R35, E00
floor: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Amanda

Hello, every one! If you are familiar with Mo's Challenge Blog and/or Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps design team, you may know that the sweet Amanda Reed has passed away unexpectedly a few weeks ago. Mo has created a darling image to honor Amanda.


The image is called Amanda. It's on sale for $1 until October 16th and all proceeds until then will go to Animal Friends in honor of Amanda.


The image is printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size. I was on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps design team with Amanda and we all knew that she was a cat lover and this image is just perfect!


The patterned paper is from Studio Calico's Brighton Pier 6x6 Paper Pad. The sentiment is from both Kudos stamp and matching die sets.

That's all for now. Please check out the adorable Amanda in Mo's Digital Pencil! =)

Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: (sentiment) Paper Smooches
patterned paper: Studio Calico
dye ink: (Black) Simon Says Stamp
accents: (grey, pink, orange enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
sticker: (multi color pattern Japanese washi tape) mt Kamoi
dies: (Kudos Words) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
outfit: BG15, BG23, BG11, BG10, RV25, RV23, RV21
kitties: C9, C7, C5, C3, E00, C1, C00, 0, YR27, YR24, Y26, E59, E57, E55, YR18, YR68, YR04, YR02, RV0000
yarn: YG17, YG23, YG03
floor: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 5 1/2" x 3 7/8"

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Chubby Chums

Happy Weekend, my friends! =) Here is a card for the October Challenge over at Inspiration Journal.


The challenge for October is "In Disguise." Use a stamped image or die cut or just anything in a way that isn't its original intention and enter for a chance to win! Here I used the adorable owl that is intend for everyday use and added a Santa hat so that he works in a holiday card. =)


Mr. Handsome Owl is from Paper Smooches Chubby Chums set. He and his Santa hat (from Santa Paws set) are colored with Copic markers then fussy cut out. I added a good amount of Glossy Accents to his eyes for some texture.


The patterned paper and cute button are from Lawn Fawn's Snow Day Collection Kit. The sentiment die is from Paper Smooches Christmas Words 2 die set. And if you know me, you'd know that it's covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

That's all I have. Don't forget to link up your "In Disguise" projects here for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use in the Inspiration Emporium Store! You can also use discount code wonderland at check out when you shop in the Inspiration Emporium Store to receive 10% off your entire order! Hope you will join us for this fun challenge this month! =)

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: Paper Smooches
patterned paper: Lawn Fawn
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
accents: (button) Lawn Fawn, (red pearls) Kaiser Crafts, (Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
stickers: (copper hemp leaf pattern) mt Kamoi
die: (Christmas Words 2) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
Mr. Handsome Owl: E37, E35, E33, E31, R22, E59, E57, E55, E19, E08, R08, Y18, Y08, Y06, C3, C1, C00, 0
hat: R37, R17, R14, C1, C00, 0

Thursday, October 9, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #96

Happy Thursday, all! It's time for a new sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch! First is the sketch.


Here is my take on it.


I flipped the sketch upside down and added a little more here and there. =)


The image is from Art Impressions Garden Try-fold set. It's stamped on watercolor paper with Jet Black Archival Ink then colored with watercolor pencils and water.


The patterned paper is from South of Market 6x6 Paper Pad by Studio Calico and the sentiment is from Happiness in Bloom set by Papertrey Ink.

That's all I have for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members came up with for this week's sketch and see all the challenge details at CAS(E) This Sketch! You have until October 23rd, 9:00 AM EST to enter! I can't wait to see what you make! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white, watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
rubber stamp: (Garden Try-fold) Art Impressions
clear stamp: (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: (South of Marker) Studio Calico
archival ink: (Jet Black, Coffee) Ranger Industries
coloring medium: (watercolor pencils) Faber-Castell
accents: (blue, yellow, clear glitter enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 3/8"

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Sunday, my friends! There is a new challenge up over at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!


This is another Anything Goes week, so sky is the limit and let your imagination run wild! Create a project using Paper Smooches stamps and dies for a chance to win! Here is my card for this week's challenge.


Ahhh... This one was super fun to color! =)


The images from Knick Knacks set are stamped on Papertrey Ink's Rustic Cream card base and colored with Copic markers. I added a thick layer of Glossy Accents to the marbles to mimic the look of, well, marbles. =)

The sentiment is also included in the awesome Knick Knacks set.

That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this challenge by clicking on the links below.


  • Alice ---- That's me! =)



  • Angeline



  • Erin



  • Jenny



  • Savannah


  • You have until October 11th 11:59pm PST to enter for a chance to win. For all the challenge details, please visit Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog! I can't wait to see what you make! =)

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamps: Paper Smooches
    dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Paper Smooches
    accent: (Glossy Accents) Ranger Industries
    Copics used:
    doll: E35, E33, E31, R22, W3, W1, W00, B99, B97, B95, R37, R27, R24, R22
    xylophone: E59, E57, R27, R24, R22, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y38, Y35, Y15, Y13, YG17, YG25, YG03, B05, B04, B02, BV08, BV04, BV02, V17, V15, V12
    camera: E35, E33, E31, R27, R24, R22, C3, C1, C00, 0
    marbles: BG13, BG23, BG11, Y18, Y08, Y06, B000, B0000, 0, YR07, YR04, YR02, YG17, YG25, YG03, V17, V15, V12, C3, C1, C00, 0
    Yoyo: R27, R24, R22
    card size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Happy World Card Making Day!


    Hello and happy World Card Making Day, my friends! You know I'd have to post a card to celebrate, right? =)


    I was so happy that this fabulous new stamp set from Neat & Tangled arrived in time to finish my card!


    This is really quick and simple to make. The map is from Origami Map set and it's stamped on PTI's Rustic White card base with Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored each of the spaces with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.


    The sentiment is from Mama Elephant's Up and Away set.

    That's all for now. I am linking up my post to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine's World Card Making Day Blog Tour linking page, you can grab a cup of your favorite beverages/drinks and have fun hopping! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend creating more cards! =)

    Thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock:(Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamps: (Origami Map) Neat & Tangled, (sentiment) Mama Elephant
    dye inks: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Black) Simon Says Stamp
    coloring medium: (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor) ZIG
    card size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    CAS(E) This Sketch #95

    Hello, my friends! =) It's time for a new sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch! First is the sketch.


    Here is my card.


    I flipped the sketch 180 degrees and added some personal touches. =)


    The to-go coffee cup and mug are from Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte set. They are stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then cut using the matching die set. I added some Glossy Accents to the coffee in the mug for a bit of texture.


    The background is created with some of my beloved Japanese washi tapes and the sentiment is included in the Love You a Latte set.

    That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this week's sketch and link up your take on the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch! You have until October 9th 9:00 AM EST to enter! I am looking forward to seeing what you make! =)

    Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (Rustic White, white) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamps: Lawn Fawn
    dye inks: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Black) Simon Says Stamp
    fiber: (sewing thread)
    accents: (orange, teal enamel dots) My Mind's Eye, (Glossy Accents) Ranger Industries, (paper doily)
    stickers: (teal grid, pink/orange dots Japanese washi tape) mt Kamoi, (orange stripes, multi-color dots Japanese washi tapes) MARK'S
    dies: (Love You a Latte) Lawn Fawn
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    to-go cup: BG57, BG45, BG53, E47, E44, E43, R22, C1, C00, 0
    coffee mug: E29, E27, E25, YR68, YR38, YR35, R22
    card size: 3 5/8" x 5 1/4"

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Mama Elephant & ME October Challenge

    Happy October, my friends! =) It's the beginning of a new month and it means that there is a new challenge over at Mama Elephant and ME!


    The challenge for October is Anything Goes! So let your creativity run wild and link up your projects for a chance to win! Here is my card.


    I did a bit of masking and watercoloring for my card. I have a hard time resist coloring this super cute bear! =)


    Mr. Bear and his cupcake are from Carnival Cupcakes set, they are stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink then colored with ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor. I added a wash of light blue and green for the background.


    The patterned paper is from South of Market 6x6 Paper Pad by Studio Calico and the sentiment is from Make a Wish set.

    That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this challenge over at Mama Elephant and ME! There is no limit on how many entries you can submit, but you have to use at least one Mama Elephant stamp to be eligible to win the prize. The winner will receive a stamp set of choice. You have until October 28th to enter for a chance to win! I am looking forward to see what you make! =)

    Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
    clear stamps: Mama Elephant
    patterned paper: Studio Calico
    dye inks: (Antique Linen Distress Ink) Ranger Industries, (Dark Chocolate) Papertrey Ink
    coloring medium: (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor) ZIG
    accents: (yellow enamel dot) October Afternoon, (mint, pink enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
    sticker: (green stripes Japanese washi tape) mt Kamoi
    other: (foam tape) 3M, (sewing machine)
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 3/8"

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