Monday, February 28, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #32

Happy Tuesday, my friends! Thanks for joining me for this week's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge! Here is this week's challenge:


Here is my card:


I used the gorgeous Fall Charlotte for my card. I know we are far from Fall, but I just love coloring her.


And of course the off set of the label shape is totally intentional. (yeah right...) I usually eye ball things when I die cut them and most of the time they come out fine, but for some reason this one is way off... booooo...


The punches I used are the Double Scallop Edge and the Doily Lace Trim from Martha Stewart. If you are wondering where they are, they are used on the piece of pretty flowery patterned paper and the piece of teal and yellow paper behind it. I don't know why I used them in such a subtle way... =) The lush patterned paper is from the Restoration collection from Crate Paper. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the yummy bloomer trim is from Webster's Pages.

That's all I have. Please go and check out what the other design team members came up with for this challenge and find out all the details for the challenge here. Hope you can join us this week! =)



Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Fall Charlotte) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Crate Paper
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
trim: Webster's Pages
paper doily: Wilton
punches: Martha Stewart
dies; Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E00, R20
hair: E59, E57, E55, E53
outfit: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, E19, E08, R08, R05, E07, YR07, YR04, YR02
boots: E07, YR07, YR04, YR02, E79, E77, E74
pumpkins & vines: E59, E57, E55, E21, E51, E50, YR04, YR02, G99, YG95, YG93, YG91
leaves: E08, E05, E02
ground: E39, E35, E34, E31, E30
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Mr. Slow Poke & Hot Air Balloon with I Need You

Happy Monday, all! Here are a couple of cards that I made using digital stamps from Jane's Doodles.


What? You didn't think that the cupcake would stay on his back without falling off, did you? I just thought that it would be safer to tie it up. I guess if worst comes to worst and he dropped it, he could always turn around and eat it. LOL!


I used the adorable Mr. Slow Poke and one of the cupcakes from the Cupcake Set for this card. Both images are available at Claudia & Company.


The patterned papers are from the Sweet Summertime collection by Echo Park and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


I used the yet to be release Hot Air Balloon for my second card. I adore the retro look they have! I colored the baskets with my Copic markers then connected the baskets and the balloons with thin crochet thread.


I paper pieced the balloons using papers from a digital kit called I Need You by Boutique Cute Doll. All the rest of the patterned papers are also from the same kit. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I'll keep you posted when this lovely digital stamp is released!



Here are the tags that I posted over at the poppystamps blog. Please hop over to find out more information. Thanks!

That's all for now. Hope your week is off to a great start!



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
for the "Mr. Slow Poke" card:
cardstock: (card base) Papertrey Ink, (for coloring) Neenah Classic Solar White
digital stamp: (Mr. Slow Poke, Cupcake Set) Jane's Doodles for Claudia & Company
sentiment stamp, buttons: Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Echo Park
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
grass punch: Martha Stewart
markers: Copic
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
card size: 5" x 3 1/2"


for the "Hot Air Balloon" card:
cardstock: (Hibiscus Burst) Papertrey Ink, (all other) Neenah Classic Solar White
digital stamp: (Hot Air Balloon) Jane's Doodles
sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink
digital kit: Boutique Cute Doll
ink: VersaFine Onyx black
markers: Copic
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
die: Spellbinder
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dare to dream

Happy Sunday, all! Here is a card that I made for the paper piecing challenge over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog.


This is also a little peek of the secret Spring stamp kit - Love Bug collection. This kit will be available as singles starting March 1st.


Isn't she pretty? I masked her off and stamped the tree image (also from the same collection) behind her for a little scene.


Her dress is pieced with patterned paper from the yummy Stella and Rise Mabel collection by My Mind's Eye. I love those yummy papers! =) I used a few Copic markers and added a little shading on the dress. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Did you see the peeks on the new gnome images at the WoJ store and Katharina's blog? They are super cute, I tell ya! I am hoping to have some cards made with them for you soon. =)


Here are some simple corner bookmarks that I made for the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration Blog. These images are also from the new Love Bug collection. Please visit this post to find out how to make these simple corner bookmarks.

That's all for today. Have a beautiful Sunday! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (girl from the Love Bug kit) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
paper doily: Wilton
seam binding: Hug Snug
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E53
dress: BG32, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR15
tree & flowers: E59, E57, E55, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01, Y38, Y35, Y32, YR18, YR15, YR12, E08, R08, R05, R02
ground: E39, E35, E34, E31, E30, E000
card size: 5" x 5"

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #36

Happy Saturday! Thanks for joining me for a card for this week'sWaltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch:


Here is my take on the sketch:


I again used my distress inks as watercolor paint and colored the apples from the Peace and Plenty set with barn door and a little bit of crushed olive. The stems are colored with vintage photo and the leaves peeled paint


The background is made the same way as this card. I smashed some barn door on my acrylic block, spritzed it with lots of water then covered the whole piece with the watered down ink using a paint brush.


The pattern on the background is made using the different sizes of circle tree leave stamps from the Teeny Trees set. The ink that I used for stamping the patterns is very similar to the one I used to cover the background, but not as watered down. I smashed some barn door on the acrylic block, spritzed water on it then picked up the ink with the stamps. I stamped off the first impressions on a piece of scratch paper to get rid of most of the water before I stamped them on the background piece. The sentiment is from the Fancy Phrases set.

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! =)



Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Strathmore Watercolor
stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Hug Snug
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
card size: 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Friday, February 25, 2011

no stamps tags & petunia petals

Happy Friday, all! I am sharing two tags that I made for my last week of Stamp Free Friday over at the PWCO blog.


I cut out the cute chipmunk from the Love Bandit Cut Outs sheet and created a little scene for him.


The adorable deer is also from the same sheet of patterned paper. I again built a scene for him. The alphas are cut using thin self adhesive foam with the Metro alpha die set from QuicKutz.


This is the card that I posted over at the poppystamps blog yesterday. Please visit this post for more information on the card.

That's all I have for today. It's freezing (ok, I am very wimpy when it comes to cold weather and I am always cold...) here in the Bay Area (Northern California), hope you all are staying warm and cozy! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
patterned paper: Love Bandit Collection by Bo Bunny Press
decorative scissors: Fiskars
button: Papertrey Ink
dies: (cloud, tag) Papertrey Ink, (Metro alpha set) QuicKutz
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Catching Up

Hi all! Here is a card that I made using one of the new images from Mo's Digital Pencil.


Don't we all have a little tea party like this when we were young? I love this sweet image.


This image is called Catching up. You can purchase this image as is here or you can purchase the Catching up plus Background version that the two girls are separate from the blanket so that you can put them on different settings.


The patterned paper is from the Once Upon A Springtime collection. The sentiment is from this set by Hero Arts. I used the Doily Lace border punch on one of the patterned paper and the leaves are also made with a Martha Stewart punch.

That's all I have. Don't forget to check out Mo's Dream Team Blog for more inspirations!



Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
patterned paper: Graph 45
inks: VersaFine Onyx Black
punches: (leaves, Doily Lace border) Martha Stewart, (corner rounder) EK Success
flowers: (roses) Prima, large flower is from my stash
paper doily: Wilton
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
Girl on left:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E35, YR24, YR23, YR31
outfit: R24, R22, RV42, E21, E51, E50
shoes: E35, E34, E31, C9, C7, C5, C3
Girl on right:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E53
outfit: YR07, YR04, YR02, V15, V12, V000, W1, W00, 0
shoe: E35, E34, E31
blanket: BG01, B000, B0000
doll: E34, E31, Y38, Y35, Y32, E19, E17, E15, E13
bear: E37, E35, E34, E31, R37, R35, R32
bunny: E21, E51, E50, E95, E93, RV42, R20, R11
tea set: BV02, BV00, BV000
grass: YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01, YG0000
card size: 5" x 5"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nora with ducks and umbrella

Hello, all! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! We are having some really cold days and we apparently have the chance to have some snow at sea level in the next day or two. That should be fun if it really happens! =)

Here is a card that I made using one of Whiff of Joy Stamps' lovely February release.


Don't you love this sweet image? It made me smile and it's so fun to color!


This image is called Nora with ducks and umbrella. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


The patterned paper is from the lovely Furehlingserwachen 6x6 pad. I finally used some of my much neglected Prim flowers... =) The button twine is Desert Sand also from Whiff of Joy. I used the Apron Lace border punch (it's on sale!) on one of the patterned paper.

That's all from me today. Hope you have a lovely sunny day! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It!
stamps: (Nora with ducks and umbrella) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper, twine: Whiff of Joy Stamps
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
paper flowers: Prima
seam binding: Hug Snug
border punch: Fiskars
dies; Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
hair: E59, E37, E25, E53
eyes: YG03, YG01, YG0000, W1, W00, 0
coat: YR07, YR04, YR02, BG05, BG01
rain boots: YR07, YR04, YR02, BG05, BG01, B000, C9, C7, C5, C3
umbrella: Y26, Y21, Y11, C5, C3, C1, C00
baby duck: YR31, Y11, Y000, E95, E93
mama duck: YR23, YR31, Y13, Y11, E95, E93
ground: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, 0
card size: 5" x 5"

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #31

Happy Tuesday, all! It's time for another Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge. Here is this week's challenge:


This week's challenge is Boys Rule and I combined it with the fabulous CPS 206 sketch! Here is the sketch:


Sparkle Creations is the sponsor for CPS this week and the prize is the beautiful Charlotte with Rose and Cocktail Emily. Here is my take on the challenges:


I used the lovely Traveling Josh for my card. Isn't he cute? He is so fun to color and I love his vintage suitcase!


I mirrored the sketch to fit the image and gave the sketch a twist of my own. =)


The map background patterned paper is from the Thrift Shop collection and the rest is from the Campfire collection both by October Afternoon. The sentiment is from this set by Hero Arts.

That's all I have. Please go and check out what the other designer team members came up with for this challenge and find out all the details for the challenge here. Hope you can join us this week! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Traveling Josh) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: October Afternoon
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
twine: May Arts
circle cutter: Fiskars
die: (Tim Holtz Alterations Scallop) Sizzix
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
shorts: BG78, BG75, BG72
top: YR24, YR23, YR31, W1, W00, 0
vast: E09, E08, R08, R05, R02
camera: C9, C7, C5, C3
headphone: E09, E08, R08, R05, R02, BG78, B75, BG72
sneakers: E09, E08, R08, R05, E51, E50, C7, C5, C3
book: YG67, YG1, YG03, R24, Y19, BG13, B95, B93, B91, YR02, YR00, E21, E51, E50
luggage: E37, E35, E34, E31, YR24, YR23, YR31
stickers: R39, R27, R24, R22, E43, E42, E41, E50B26, B24, B21, Y23, Y11, YR04, YR02, Y00, W1, W00, 0, YG93, YG91
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Leaf Prints & Little Bitty Bird

Happy Monday, all! Here are a couple of cards that I made last week or so, but never got the chance to share with you.


I made this card for the monthly challenge over at the Hero Arts blog. This month's challenge is love, friendship and the stamp kissing technique. I chose to go with the friendship theme with kissing.


I used the pretty leaves from the Leaf Prints set, inked them up then kissed them with the Friend Definition stamp. I lay die cut rectangles over the the kissed leaf spots on the Friend Definition stamp to get the leaf shaped text on each.


In order to give them a little more definition, I inked up the same leaf stamps, stamped off the first impressions on a piece of scratch paper and stamped the second impressions over the leaf shaped text. Hope I am making sense explaining this. =) The sentiment came with the Leaf Prints set.


I got this adorable Little Bitty Bird set by Papertrey Ink when it first came out, but never got the chance to play with it. I had this card idea the other day, so here it is.


It's coloring on kraft! It's been a while since I have done this and I am hoping to do this more!


Just a simple design using some scraps. The little bird is popped on a foam adhesive.


Also, This is the card that I posted over at the poppystamps blog. Please click here to find out more about it.

That's all for today. Hope your week is off to a fabulous start, my friends! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
for the "Leaf Prints" card:
cardstock, buttons, inks: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Hero Arts
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
card size: 5" x 3 1/2"


for the "Little Bitty Bird" card:
cardstock, stamps, patterned paper, ink, dies: Papertrey Ink
markers: Copic
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #35

Happy Saturday! Thanks for joining me for a card for this week'sWaltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. First is the sketch:


Here is my take on it:


I made a tag this time. =) I cut a piece of vintage cream cardstock using the Labels 16 die from Spellbinders. Inked the piece with tattered rose distress ink using an ink blending tool with foam applicator while the paper was still in the die. I then stamped the beautiful ornate border from the Victorian Fripperie set using the same ink.


The apple basket is from the Peace and Plenty set and is colored with Copic markers. After cutting it out, I mounted it on a piece of circle cut using the Standard Circles Large die and inked with tattered rose ink.


The sentiment is from the Teeny Trees set and the seam binding is dyed with tattered rose as well.

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! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Hug Snug
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

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