Monday, November 30, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You Laura's Sketch 40

Hi all! Thanks for joining me for my guest designer spot at 2 Sketches 4 You!! I am thrilled and honored to be invited to guest design for this week's sketch challenge! Big thanks to Laura and Kazan for this incredible opportunity!! Here is the sketch by Laura:

Here is my card:

The sponsor this week is Starving Artistamps!

I used Copics, colored pencils and Turpenoid to color the image. Here is a tutorial on how to do it. I used Turpenoid instead of Gamsol, but I think they are basically the same thing. I got it at my local Michaels or you can find them here. I love trying new techniques!! =)

Don't forget to check out this week's challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You and what their fabulous Design Team came up with!!



Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Starving Artistamps, Close To My Heart (sentiment)
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, BasicGrey
ink: Memento
ribbon: Ellen Hutson
punch: Fiskars
glitter glue: Stickles
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small, Classic Scalloped Ovals Small
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
others: Copic markers, Prisma color pencil, Turpenoid Nature, sewing machine, thread

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wee and Christmastree

Happy Sunday! Are you ready for Cyber Monday? Hope we all get some great deals!! =)

I made this card for the "Christmas Card" challenge over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog.

This stamp is called Wee and Christmastree. It belongs to the Christmas Gnome Collection created by Norma Fickel at Whiff of Joy Stamps. I think by now you all know that I adore this collection! =)

Oh! WOJ is having a 20% off sale on their winter and Christmas collections, so go and check them out!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!!

Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps, Close To My Heart (sentiment)
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
ribbon: Taylored Expressions
button: Papertrey Ink
punches: Martha Stewart, Fiskars
string: DMC
glitter glue: Stickles
die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
Copics used:
Wee: E11, E00, E000, E93, BG72, BG11, BG10, G99, G82, G40, E97, Y21, Y11
tree: R89, R29, R24, E29, E59, E34, E31, Y17, Y15, Y11, G99, G82

Saturday, November 28, 2009

a card for Lucy's and Caardvarks challenge

This is my entry for the pale pink, aqua and kraft color challenge that the talented Lucy is hosting. I love these colors together and they are one of Lucy's signature color combinations, too! I am also entering this to the "Color It" challenge at Caardvarks.

I used a digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Hoppin Happy. I love this delightful image so much! I think the reason that I love this image is that I am a person that doesn't show emotion like that easily. A lot of times though, this image reflects how happy or excited I really am. =)

This is the first time that I used a stronger shadow on the image that I colored... Think it looks weird?

That's it for today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!



Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink: Memento
button: Papertrey Ink
string: DMC
white gel pen: Uni-ball Signo
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
Copics used:
skin tone: E11, E01, E000, E93
shirt, socks: BG11, BG10, B000
skirt: R22, RV42, R11
bend-aid : E33, YR00
hair: E29, E25, E53
boots:E35, E33, E31
dog: E33, Y26, Y21, YR00, YR000
ground: E59, E57, E55
shadow: C5, C3, C1

Friday, November 27, 2009

Jane's Doodles!!

Happy Black Friday!! Just online shopping for me this year. How about you?

I am here to share exciting news with you!! I am so honored and happy to be chosen as a member of Jane's Doodles Design Team!! I adore Jane's fun and super cute images. She not only is a talented artist, she is also super sweet! Please check out more of Jane's digital stamps at Squigglefly.

I have a couple of cards to share with you with this announcement!

Here is Jerry Giraffe! When Jane first showed him on her blog, I fell in love with him instantly!! He is soooooo adorable!!! I can't resist but to make a baby card with him!!

Then there is this adorable Reindeer Badge!! How cute is his big nose!! I knew right away that he would be perfect for a window card! I resized the inner circle of the image to fit the fourth die from the Nesties Standard Circles Large set. To my huge relief it fit perfectly after everything was cut!

This is only my first post using Jane's images and I am already having so much fun with them! I am looking forward to working with this group of super talented ladies and the sweet and fabulous Jane herself!


Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Jane Beljo for Squigglefly, Hero Arts (sentiment and background for Jerry Giraffecard), Close To My Heart (sentiment for Reindeer Badge card)
ink: Memento
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight, Standard Circles Large
embossing folder, die cutting machine: CuttleBug
Copics used:
for "Jerry Giraffe" card:
Y26, Y21, Y13, G99, G82, G40
for "Reindeer Badge" card:
E35, E33, E31, E39, E95, E93, R29, R24, R22, G99, G82, G40, Y28, Y24, Y21, Y13

Thursday, November 26, 2009

my warm wishes to you!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I want to give my big Thank You to all that stop by my blog and leave me your sweet comments and heart-warming encouragements. I am so grateful for you. I can't thank you enough for all the inspirations and friendship that you give me! I am sending my warm wishes to you all!

I love this adorable red sweater!! It's from the Sweater Weather: His - The Extras digital kit created by Betsy Tuma. I wanted to bury my face in this cozy red sweater when I first saw it!! =)

I also used digital paper from this kit created by Betsy Tuma as well. I adore those intricate patterns!

Please go here to check out more fabulous new digital releases from Two Peas!! They are so fun to play with!!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!



Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstocks: Bazzill Basics
digital paper: Sweater Weather: His- The Extras, Sweater Weather: His- The Papers by Betsy Tuma at Two Peas In A Bucket
stamp: Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink: Memento
string: DMC
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight
die cutting machine: CuttleBug

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

warm wishes

Hello everyone! I am here to share my first card as a member of Two Peas Digital Creative Design Team!!

I got to work with this awesome kit called Sweater Weather: His - The Papers created by Betsy Tuma. These beautiful patterns reminded me of warm cozy hand-knit sweaters!!

I adore the patterns and the rich, cozy red on this digital paper , so I decided to use it by itself to show off its beauty. I printed out all the digital papers on textured cardstock to give them some added texture.

You can find loads of new digital releases here at Two Peas!!

Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstocks: Bazzill Basics
stamp: Hero Arts (sentiment)
patterned paper: Sweater Weather by Betsy Tuma at Two Peas In A Bucket
button: Papertrey Ink
punch: Stampin' Up
string: DMC
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
die cutting machine: CuttleBug


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fizz and TE Black Friday Sale!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I am here to share a card and a Black Friday enabler with you!

I made this card for the sketch challenge over at The Sugar Bowl and the "Color It" challenge at Caardvarks.

Here is the sketch from The Sugar Bowl:

Yes! It's Annie again!! She is so delightful with the big champagne bottle!! This image is called Fizz. I can almost hear the fizzing from the champagne!! You can find more stamps with Annie (and lots of other fun images!) at Sugar Nellie Stamps.

The challenge over at Caardvarks this time is to color a stamped image. I was thinking I could enter this challenge for sooooo many times that the judges would probably be tired of my cards!! LOL!! It's hard to find a card that I made that wasn't colored with my Copics these days!! =)

Now onto the big sale!! Here is a message from the sweetest Taylor:

"In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the two biggest shopping days of the year!), Taylored Expressions is offering 15% off everything in the store! Just use the promotional code TEBlackFriday upon checkout to receive the discount. You don't want to miss up to 50% off all JustRite products, Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Tiny Twinkles, and the new TE Shirts & Aprons!"

So get ready for the big shopping day!! =)


Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Sugar Nellie, Hero Arts (sentiment)
patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket
brads: Close To My Heart
ink: Memento
jute: Michaels
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One, Classic Ovals Small, Classic Scalloped Ovals Small, Shapeabilities Labels Trio
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
Copics used:
skin tone: E11, E01, E000, E93
top, stocking: YR23, Y17, Y15
skirt, boots: R29, R24, R22, BG05, BG01, B000
hair: E29, E25, E53
champagne: YG63, G82, G40

Monday, November 23, 2009

two cards to share

I made these two cards for 2 Sketch 4 You's DT call a few weeks ago (I wasn't chosen...), but I haven't got the chance to share them with you.

First is Laura's DT call sketch:

This is my take on the sketch:

I used another cute image from the Garden Bugs image set from Pink Petticoat for this card.

This snail is so elegant and lovely!! =)

Here is Kazan's DT call sketch:


Here is my take on this sketch:

I used one of my favorite images from Mo's Digital Pencil called Makin Cards. I adore those paw prints that Bronte made!!

I rotated Kazan's sketch and mirrored it to fit the image that I wanted to use.

Don't forget to check out this week's challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You. And please keep your eyes on the November 30th post! I am so honored to be chosen as the guest designer for that week's sketch challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You!!

Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
for Laura's sketch card:
cardstocks: Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink
stamps: Pink Petticoat (digi snail), Hero Arts (sentiment)
patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket
buttons: Papertrey Ink
border punch: EK Success
string: DMC
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One, Standard Circles Large
Copics used:
leaf: YG63, G82, G40, Y15, Y11
snail: E11, E00, E000, R32, R20, R11, BG01, B000, B0000

for Kazan's sketch card:
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink: Memento
patterned Paper: Cosmos Cricket
trim: Webster's Pages
button: Papertrey Ink
string: DMC
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Blossom, Standard Circles Large
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
Copics used:
skin tone: E11, E00, E000, E93
shirt, socks: BG72, BG11, BG10
skirt: YR04, Y17, Y15
hair: E29, E25, E53
boots: E39, E35, E31
dog: E35, E34, E31, E93, R20, R11, BG75, BG72, BG11

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wee and Reindeer

This card is for challenge #56 over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. It's a sketch challenge this time. Here is the sketch:

I used another adorable gnome stamp created by Norma Fickel called Wee and Reindeer. You can find all her stamps over at Whiff of Joy Stamps.

I again covered the colored image with Glossy Accents. I am loving this look a lot lately!! This is also another easel card. I have to say that this card format is very addictive!! Here is a tutorial on how to make an easel card. I made a 5" x 5" card instead of a 6" x 6" one.

I also rotated the sketch to fit the image that I wanted to use.

That's it for now. Hope your Sunday is wonderful!!



Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Whiff Of Joy, Close To My Heart (sentiment)
patterned papers: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
buttons: Papertrey Ink
punches: Martha Stewart (snowflakes), Fiskars (border)
strings: DMC
die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
Copics used:
skin tone: E11, E00, E000, E93
outfit: BG05, BG01, B000, R24, R22, G99, G82, G40
hair: E97, Y21, Y11
reindeer: E39, E35, E33, E31
other: Glossy Accents

Saturday, November 21, 2009

uh-oh...

I made this card intending to join the fun over at Bee Crafty for the "Photo Inspiration" challenge..... But I think I might not make the deadline again... The challenge is to draw inspiration from the photo below and to use any digital image.
This is one of my favorite digital images from Bee Crafty called Whimsical Girl. I adore her chubby face. I also love that she is holding the flowers behind her as if she is ready to give it to someone as a sweet surprise!

I was inspired by the pink, dark pink and green colors in the photo. Also, since it's a photo of a bouquet, I thought I would add some doodled flowers to her dress... So you can see that I don't have the talent for drawing,,, The flowers just look a bit weird to me.... I also added the grass on the ground to give it a more finished look.

I am also so honored and happy that Bee put one of my Whimsical Girl cards on her "Bee Crafty's Designer Spot!!!" Thank you so much Bee!! =)

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Bee Crafty (Whimsical Girl), Hero Arts (background, sentiment)
patterned papers: BasicGrey, Paptertrey Ink
buttons: Papertrey Ink
ink: Perfect Match Hybrid Ink by Papertrey Ink
black pen: Copic Multiliner SP
border punch: Martha Stewart
string: DMC
Copics used:
skin tone: E11, E00, E000, E93
outfit: BG72, BG11, BG10, B000, Y17, R22, RV42, R89, R85, R83, 81
hair: E97, Y26, Y21, Y13
flowers, grass: R22, RV42, G99, G82, G40, Y17, R18, R32

Friday, November 20, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #92


Happy Friday everyone!! Thanks for joining me for another sketch card for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge!! First the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

I flipped the sketch to fit the stamps that I wanted to use for this card. These super cute digital Angel Babies were created by the talented Amy! Please make sure to go and check out Amy's blog! She has amazing talents for altering stamped images and coloring with Copics! She is also super sweet!! =)

I love their chubby little faces!! =) I was going to make a holiday card with these images at the beginning, but I changed my mind after I glued the sentiment down. I thought that this will be perfect as a birthday card for a sweet friend whose name is Angel. So I just made another sentiment circle and stuck it right on top of the original one since I didn't want to bother with Un-do... =)

You can find more of Amy's fabulous stamps over at All That Scraps.

Well, that's all I have for now. Don't forget to check out what all the other members of the TESC Sketch Crew came up with for this sketch!! Here are the links:

Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstocks: Bazzill Basics, Neenah Solar White
stamps: All That Scraps, Close To My Heart (sentiment)
patterned paper: Webster's Pages
border punch: EK Success
die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
Copics used: E01, E00, E000, R85, R83, R81, Y17, Y15, Y11, Y21, E97, BG11, BG10, B000


Thursday, November 19, 2009

celebrate!!

Hello everyone! I am here for the second time today to announce exciting news!!!

I am so thrilled and honored to be chosen as a member of the inaugural Two Peas In A Bucket Digital Creative Team!!!!!! I still can't believe it! There are 19 other talented ladies in this Creative Team that I am so humbled! You can see the announcement here.

Here is a hybrid card that I made in celebration of the announcement!

I made this card with digital kits created by the fabulous Michelle Underwood. The cute little chick and the speech bubble are from the Hip Chick Quick Page Kit that you can get at Two Peas In A Bucket All the other digital papers are from the A New Beginning Kit that you can download for free at Michelle's blog.

I am looking forward to working with this fabulous Creative Team and hope you will stay tuned for my upcoming projects!!



Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
digital elements: Two Peas In A Butcket, Michelle Underwood
stamp: Close To My Heart (sentiment)
punch: Martha Stewart
decorative scissors: Fiskars
die: Spellbiners Nestabilities Labels Eight
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
others: Liquid Pearls, sewing machine, thread

Antoinette

This card is made for the "Lotsa Circles" challenge over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog. The challenge is to use circles in a card.

This is one of the images that just makes me smile when I see it! Antoinette is so delightful skating with her big grin! I also love her fabulous dress! =)

I was inspired by the talented Lysa's easel card here. I love that the card turns into a display!

That's it for now! Hope you all have a fantastic Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps (Antoinette), Close To My Heart (sentiment)
patterned paper: BasicGrey
ink: Memento
ribbon: Papertrey Ink
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Labels one, Shapeabilities Labels Trio
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
other: Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint
Copics used:
skin tone: E11, E01, E00, E000, E93
dress: R89, R85, R83, R81
scarf: BG11, BG10, B000, B0000
hair: E35, YR23, Y23
skates: C5, C3, E31, YR00, YR000

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

two cards to share

Here are two cards that I made for last week's "glitter" challenge over at the Hero Arts blog. I didn't get a chance to share them last week, so here they are!

I used a digital paper from the free Be Merry kit from Two Peas for the background. I colored and cut out the cute doggie from the Holiday Wishes wooden stamps to adhere it to the card. I have to admit that I don't like playing with glitter... It's just too messy to play with!! I bravely used some Martha Stewart glitter on this card... I think it would be a while before I want to play with them again.... I'll just use Stickles and glittery embossing powders from now on....

I saw a video on how to make a spinner card last winter. I think it was a Hero Arts video, but I couldn't find the video in their YouTube channel... I'll keep looking for it and will post it once I find it...

So I made Mr. Owl spin... I know it's mean, but somebody had to do it... Both the Flourish Pine and the A Lot Like Christmas backgrounds are embossed with glittery embossing powder. Mr. Owl is also covered with Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Hero Arts
digital kit for patterned paper: Two Peas
inks: VersaMark, Memento
glitter: Martha Stewart
gem: Heidi Swapp
other: Glossy Accents

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Skating...

I made this card for the sketch challenge over at the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog.

This digital image is called Skating. I adore the expression on Bronte and how he hangs on to Bella's leg!

I had to admit that I took an ice skating class (PE) when I was in college and I was miserable on the first day of class... I must have fell at least 20 times!! I was definitely the worst skater in the class... I think part of it was that the pair of skates that I was wearing were cra... I mean not so good and that it was my first time on ice. My butt and legs were sore for a week after just the first day!!!!! I ended up getting an A for that class and I think that's because I had the biggest room for improvement! LOL!!!

Well, that's the "Laugh at Alice" of the day! Thanks for sticking around! Oh! I have never put on a pair of skates ever since the class, if you were interested...


Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, Close To My Heart (sentiment)
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
ink: Memento
ribbon, buttons: Papertrey Ink
strings: DMC
punch: Martha Stewart
glitter glue: Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint
dies: Spellbinders Nestibilities Standard Circles Large, Shapeabilities Tags Trio
die cutting machine: CuttleBug
Copics used:
skin tone: E11, E00, E000, E93
hair: E97, Y21, Y11
hat: G82, G40, R24
earmuffs: E35, E39
scarfs: BG75, BG72, BG11, BG10, R24, R22, RV42, YG63
coat, stocking: R32, R20, R11, E35, E39
Bronte: E35, Y26, E31, E11, E00
skates: E31, YR00, YR000, E35, E39

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