Friday, December 31, 2010

Jessamin & Fiona

Happy New Year's Eve, my friends! Do you have any plan? We are staying home and getting ready to hug (and kiss if we don't get scratched up too badly...) our cats when 2011 comes!

Here are two more cards that I made waaaaaaay back in September and I decided that I have to post them this year. =)


I used Amy Young's beautiful Jessamin from her Twisted Sisters collection for my first card. I love all of Amy's amazing images. You can find her stamp line -Sweet November Stamps here.


I paired her with BasicGrey's Olivia collection (on sale!) and the sentiment is from the Fancy Phrases set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.


I used the super sweet Fiona from the Fairy Tale collection by C.C. Designs for the second card. She is a cutie and such fun to color!


The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's lovely Togetherness collection and the sentiment is from this set by Hero Arts.

I think that's all I have for 2010. I truly appreciate you all that visited me in the past year. Thanks for tolerating my bombardment of cards and for your precious friendship. Best wishes to you all for 2011! =)



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supplies:
for the "Jessamin" card:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Jessamin) Sweet November by Amy Young, (sentiment) Waltzingmouse Stamps
patterned paper: BsicGrey
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Tuxedo Black
border punch: Martha Stewart
pearls: Recollections
mulberry paper flowers from my stash
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair:E79, E57, E55, E53, E51
outfit: BG15, BG13, BG11, R24, R22, RV42, BG78, BG75, BG72
wings: R24, R22, RV42
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


for the "Fiona" card:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Fiona) C. C. Designs, (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Perfect Match
markers: Copic
decorative scissors: Fiskars
craft felt: Michaels
dies: (clouds) Papertrey Ink, (rectangle, tag) Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
card size: 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tania Baking

Hello all! Hope you are having a wonderful week. =)


I have this image colored a little while ago and just wanted to make it into a card.


The beautiful stamp is from Belles 'n Whistles called Tania Baking. I think she is a beauty and I always wonder what she is making. LOL! When I started stitching on it, I made the mistake of leaving the sewing machine on zig zag which I used on the background right under the seam binding. I was all #*&@ing after the first 3 or 4 stitches, I then decided to just make it look "intentional." =)


I paired Tania with the yummy Curio collection from BasicGrey. I adore the pretty paper in this collection and they also have a few very pretty silhouette designs in their accessaries. Check them out here! I spritzed the paper doily and the sentient oval with tea dye reinker + water + Perfect Pearl. The seam binding is dyed with barn door and the sentient is from the Strawberries set by Flourishes.

That's all for now. Hope you are enjoying the last few days of 2010! =)



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supplies:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Tania Baking) Belles 'n Whistles, (sentiment) Flourishes
patterned paper: BasicGrey
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Hug Snug
paper doily: Wilton
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E53
jeans: E49, E47, E44, E43, R24, R22, Y28, Y26, Y21
top: R24, R22, RV42
apron: Y28, Y26, Y21, YR31, R24, R22, RV42
mixing bowl: R37, R35, R32, Y28, Y26, Y21, YR31, YG17, YG03, YG01
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Surprise Cheer

Hi all! Here is a card that I made for the Free For All Monday over at the PWCO blog.


I used the lovely A Surprise Cheer illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller for this card. I love the blob of cake and candle on his head. Too cute!


After coloring and cutting the image with a die, I inked the piece with antique linen when the piece was still in the die. The sentiment piece is made the same way. I also added Glossy Accents on the balloons.


The patterned paper is from the Fine And Dandy True Blue collection by My Mind's Eye. I love this cute collection! The sentiment is from the Half Pint Heroes set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

That's all for today. Have a happy day, my friends! =)



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supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (A Surprise Cheer) PaperWorks Co., (sentiment) Waltzingmouse Stamps
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Time Holtz Distress Ink
corner rounder: EK Success
markers: Copic
dies: (Lebels 17, circle, scalloped circle) Spellbinders, (scalloped border) Papertrey Ink
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
card size: 4" x 5"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Musical Walk

Hi all! Here is a card that I made for the challenge over at the Hero Arts blog. The challenge this month is giving thanks, color challenge or adding shine. I chose to go with giving thanks and tried adding some subtle shine to my card.


I used the new and beautiful Musical Walk for my card. There are a few pretty and charming silhouette stamps in Hero Arts' new release and I want them all! =) You can see the new releases here.


I inked the stamp with frayed burlap and spritzed it with Perfect Pearl + water before I stamped it on the watercolor paper. The sentiment from this set is stamped the same way. The Music Background is inked with spun sugar then stamped with a spritz of water on watercolor paper. I then inked the piece with more spun sugar and with barn door on the edges. The paper doily is spritzed with tea dye reinker + water + Perfect Pearl.

That's it for now. Have a lovely day! =)



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supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, St
stamps: Hero Arts
inks: Tim  Holtz Distress Ink
paper doily: Wilton
pearls: Recollections
other: Perfect Pearl
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, December 27, 2010

Pirate Luka

Happy Monday, all! Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! We had a party at friends' house with lots of yummy food. =)


I am sharing my last project as a guest designer for La-La Land Crafts. I can't believe it's been three months already! Big thanks to Irina for inviting me. I had such fun creating with La-La Land Crafts' adorable stamps!


I used the super cute Pirate Luka for my card. I have to say that I think he is the most handsome pirate I have ever seen! =) I used the digital form of this image. You can find all the La La Land Crafts stamps in their digital form here. A very lovely new image called "Darling Marci" just joint the La La Land Crafts family, you can see the special offer here.


The patterned paper that I used is from an old scrapbook kit from Cocoa Daisy. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I added a few stitches with embroidery floss for some interest and texture.

That's all for today. Hope you are enjoying the last few days of 2010! =)



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supplies:
patterned paper: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: La La Land Craft
sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
patterned paper: (blue w/ white dots, blue) My Mind's Eye, (map) K & Company, (diamond) Teresa Collins, (lined) Paper & Cup
twine: May Arts
edge distresser: Close To My Heart
embroidery floss: DMC
ticket die: Papertrey Ink
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Copics used:
skin: E11. E00. E000, R20
hair: E35, YR24, Y21, Y11
outfit: E08, E07, R08, R05, BG78, BG75, BG72, E39, E37, E35, W9, W7, W5, W3, E21, E51, E50, E35, YR24, YR31
bag: E47, E44, E43, E42
map: E44, E43, E42, E41, R08
parrot: W9, W7, W5, BG05, BG02, BG01, YG17, YG13, YG03, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y38, Y35, Y32
card size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!


Wishing you all a very merry Holiday season! =)


This is exactly the reason why we don't get a tree. In our case this would be our clumsy very pretty black girl cat. =)


Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! Your sweet friendship and support made my holiday season that much better. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! =)





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supplies:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: ( Cat's in the Christmas Tree) Mo's Digital Pencil
stamp: (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: October Afternoon
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, (fired brick) Tim Holtz Distress Ink
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: Glossy Accents, sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
cat (in our case, this will be Aimee): C9, C7, C5, C3
tree: E59, E57, E55, YG67, YG17, YG03
ornaments: Y26, Y21, Y11, BG32, BG11, BG10, R39, R29, R27, R24, R22, YG67, YG17, YG13
star: Y26, Y21, Y11
tree skirt: E19, E17, E15, E13, YG95, YG93, YG91
card size: 5" x 5"

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Little Haul of Cheer

Happy Wednesday, all! Yes, it's another holiday card, but I am proud to say that this card has been sent to a dear friend in Taiwan. =)


I used the lovely A Little Haul of Cheer illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller for this card. Such a cute image! This card was posted at the PWCO blog earlier this week, you can see it here.


I feel bad that I gave her bare legs, it looks so cold. =) And did you notice that I didn't use any patterned paper on this card? I know! It's so hard to not use any, but I decided to give my background stamps some loving. After coloring and cutting the image, I masked it with the help of this wonderful stamping mask paper.


The piece is then inked with tumbled glass then I stamped the Stunning Snowflakes from Hero Arts over the masked image using the same ink. The card base is stamped with Magical Background and the kraft scalloped border is stamped with Starring Sky. The seam binding is dyed with barn door and the sentiment came with the stamp.

That's all for today. Have a happy day! =)



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supplies:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (A Little Haul of Cheer) RAM for PaperWorks Co., (Stunning Snowflakes, Magical Background, Starry Night) Hero Arts
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, (tumbled glass, barn door) Tim Holtz Distress Ink, (Fresh Snow) Papertrey Ink Perfect Match
seam binding: Hug Snug
corner rounder: EK Success
dies: (scalloped border) Papertrey Ink, (ovals) Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Copics used:
skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
hair: E97, Y21, Y11
outfit: R27, R24, R22, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01
tree: YG67, YG17, YG03, Y26, Y21, Y11
sleigh: E59, E57, E55, C7, C5, C3
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Uru and Candycane

Is it really bad that it's this close to Christmas and I am still making/posting holiday cards? I know! I am in big trouble... =)


I made this card for Challenge #94 over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog. There is a lovely sketch to follow for this challenge.


I used the adorable Uru and Candycane for my card. I just adore this gnome! =) After coloring and cutting the image out, I masked Uru then inked the piece with antique linen and tea dye when the piece was still in the die. Hero Arts' Music Background is then stamped over the image using antique linen.


The patterned paper is from Memory Box's Tinsel collection and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

That's all for today. Have a fabulous day, my friends! =)



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supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Uru and Candycane) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (Music Background) Hero Arts, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Time Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Hug Snug
pearls: Recollections
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
outfit: E25, YR24, Y26, Y21, R89, R85, R83, YG67, YG17, YG03
holly: R89, R85, YG67, YG17, YG03
candy cane: W1, W00, 0, R89, R85, R83
card size: 5" x 5"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Angel Anya

Hello everyone! We are going to celebrate a dear friend's birthday today, so I think it's appropriate to post the card that I made for her a little while ago.


I used the beautiful Angel Anya for this card. Our friend has the same name as this Anya and she is as sweet and gentle as an angel, so I think this image is just perfect for her.


I actually made this card a few weeks back for a sketch challenge over at Club Anya & Friends. I inked the circle with tumbled glass then stamped the Music Background from Hero Arts with the same ink while the paper was still in the die. Angel Anya is then cut out and pop dotted on the piece. I also added star dust Stickles on her wings.


The patterned paper is from Boutique Cute Dolls' digital kit Scrapbook Addict. BCD has since moved from Digiscrappers Brasil to Scrapbook Graphics and I can't find this kit anywhere as of now. Sorry! I love the pretty pastel-ly colors in this kit though.

That's all for today. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! =)



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supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Angel Anya) The Greeting Farm, (Music Background) Hero Arts, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
digital kit: Scrapbook Addict by Boutique Cute Dolls & Thaty Borges
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
ribbon: Offray
pearls: Recollections
border punch: Martha Stewart
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
hair: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30
dress: R24, R22, RV42
bow: YG03, YG01, YG0000
wings: B000, B0000, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ballerina Marci

Happy Sunday, my friends! Here is a card that I made for La La Land Crafts.


I used the adorable Ballerina Marci for my card. I used the digital version. See all the stamps in digi form here.


I paired her with My Mind's Eye's lovely Fine And Dandy Tickled Pink collection. The cute banner is from the Jane's Bakery set by Jane's Doodles and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Sorry that my photo lighting has been inconsistent lately due to the gloomy days we are having. It also makes it difficult for editing afterwards. Since I don't have a photo tent, I rely heavily on natural light. Here is how I photograph my cards:


Yep. Three pieces of luxurious white cardstock. If you have to know, two of them are from Bazzill Basics and the other one is from The Paper Company. The vertical ones are propped up on tissue boxes with the daylight coming from the window on the right hand side. There you have it, my make-do photo shoot setting. =)

That's all for today. Hope you have a lovely day! =)



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Supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: La La Land Crafts
stamps: (banner) Jane's Doodles, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
decorative scissors: Fiskars
corner rounder: EK Success
twine: May Arts
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug Provo Craft
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01. E00, E000, R20
dress: R37, R35, R32, R30
tights: W1, W00, 0
shoes: R37, R35, R32
hair decoration: R37, R35, R32, R30, YG17, YG03
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jane's Bakery RE-release Party!

This is my second post of the day, please click here or scroll down to see my post for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Thanks!

Welcome to Jane's Bakery RE-release Party! We are celebrating the release of Jane's Bakery in high quality photo-polymer rubber! These stamps are also Made in USA. You can purchase it here at Jane's Etsy store.


Here is the card that I made using the cute stamps from the stamp set. Isn't that three-tiered cake so versatile? It would be perfect for birthdays, wedding and any type of celebration. I love it!


I used  Glossy Accents as adhesive and added some yummy crystal coarse glitter to the icing on the cake. The cute banner is included in the stamp set. I also stamped the polka dot stamp on the pink patterned paper using VersaMark, but it's not showing up very well...


The patterned paper that I used is from Boutique Cute Dolls' digital kit Drizzle. These pretty soft colors are perfect for a birthday card for a girl. Talking about birthday, today is also Jane's birthday. Don't forget to stop by her blog and leave her some birthday love! Besides, there is an awesome prize up for grabs, so don't wait! =) Have a very Happy Birthday, Jane! This card is going your way! =)

Don't forget to check out what the other girls from Jane's Doodles design team came up with. Here are the links:
We also have a few amazing guest designers celebrating with us. Here they are:
If you live in Australia, you can  find this super cute stamp set and Jane's amazing handmade buttons at Jay Gee's Nook.

Have fun visiting these talented girls! Hope you all ave a lovely and cozy day! =)



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supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Jane's Doodles
digital kit: Drizzle by Boutique Cute Dolls at Scrapbook Graphics
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark
markers: Copic
glitters: Martha Stewart
twine: May Arts
corner rounder: EK Success
dies: (scalloped border) Papertrey Ink, (ovals, scalloped oval) Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, Glossy Accents

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #28

Happy weekend! Do you have any plans? I think we are going to have a wet and cold weekend, but we have to get the last couple of holiday shopping done. Hope you all stay dry and cozy! =)

On to this week's card for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. First is the sketch:
Here is my card:


I took the advantage of the design on this sheet (I used the one in the 6x6 pad) of Sassafras' Mix and Mend collection to help me getting the look from the sketch. I also went with the stitching on the paper design and added real hand stitching for some texture.


The sentiment is from the Fancy Phrases set and the flower is from Prima.

You can use any stamps you want for the challenge, but we would love it if you can use Waltzingmouse Stamps! Please go to the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog to see what the other Mischief Makers came up with and check out all the details for the challenge.

Hope you can join us this week!

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends! =)



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supplies:
cardstock, ink: Papertrey Ink
stamp: Waltzingmouse Stamps
patterned paper: Sassafras
paper flower: Prima Marketing
embroidery floss: DMC
tag die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Magical Christmas

Happy Friday, all! Taylor has announced a TESC break here, just in case you are wondering what happened to the regular TESC posts. =) Is it wrong that I am trying to come up with a card design for a image that's colored, cut out all ready to go, but at the same time I am thinking about which image to use on another sketch card? Or how many grammatical mistakes I made in the above run-on sentence? Ok, don't answer that last question, I know it's bad! LOL! I know I have issues... That aside, here is another holiday card. =)


I used the lovely A Magical Christmas for this card. Have I mentioned that I love RAM's images? This one is so sweet!


After cutting her out with a die, I inked the piece with tumbled glass distress ink when the paper was still in the die. I then covered her snow globe with Glossy Accents and added some star dust Stickles to the snowflakes.


I paired her with Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather collection. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the seam binding is dyed with the yummy milled lavender distress ink.

That's all for today. Have a magical Friday, my friends! =)



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supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (A Magical Christmas) PaperWorks Co., (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Hug Snug
pearl: Recollections
glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
hair: E59, E37, E35, E34, E31
outfit: V12, V000, E35, E34, BG32, BG11, W1, W00, 0
snow globe: E59, E57, E55, B000, 0, YR04, R24, R22, YG17, YG03
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

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