Thursday, March 31, 2011

keep hopping!

If you are here for my Lily Pad Cards Blog Hop post from yesterday, please click here.



Today's hop starts at Lucy's Blog starting 9 a.m. EST. Don't forget to hop along for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

There are still a few days left to enter for my candy, go check it out! =)

Have fun hopping! =)



hugs,
alice

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 3 of the Lily Pad Cards blog hop! This blog hop started on the 28th and is featuring seven blog each day until Friday, April 1st, with the grad opening of Lily Pad Cards. Lily Pad Cards is a new challenge blog that will feature interviews, articles, videos, challenges, great prizes and more!

 

Although Lily Pad doesn't officially bloom until April 1, 2011, you'll be able to see a new sneak peek every day until then. And you'll definitely want to drop by because there are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $800 - including a $100 gift certificate to a very popular online store! Go here for specific prize details and contest rules.

The blog hop's theme is Welcome because not only are we welcoming Lily Pad Cards to the neighborhood, but we're also welcoming all of you to come in and join in all the fun. Here is the card that I made for the hop.


I did a bit of very simple altering by combing the adorable I miss you Gnome and the lovely Snow White, both from Whiff of Joy Stamps.


I cut out Snow White and pop dotted her over the gnome that was in the window to make my welcome scene. The sky is stamped using the Clouds background with Soft Pool Shadow Ink from Hero Arts.


The felt clouds were cut using PTI's dies and the sentiment is from the Fancy Phrases set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. A piece of patterned paper punched with the Grass Edge punch and a strip of scrap at the bottom of the card with the sentiment finished the card.

That's all I have. The next stop on the hop is Virginia's blog - Yes, Virginia. If you hit a bad link, you can always go to Lily Pad Cards and click on the next link in the hop. Please report any bad links to webmaster@inlinkz.com.

Have fun hopping! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Snow White, I miss you Gnome) Whiff of Joy, (Clouds background) Hero Arts, (sentiment) Waltzingmouse Stamps
patterned paper: October Afternoon
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink, VersaFine Onyx Black
punches: (grass) Martha Stewart, (Corner Chomper) We R Memory Keepers
craft felt: Michael's
dies: Papertrey Ink
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, embroidery floss, foam tap, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E59, E47, E44, E43
outfit: E35, YR24, YR23, YR31, R24, R22, RV42, BG13, BG11, BG10
socks: BG13, BG11, BG10, R24, R22, R42
shoes: E39, E35, YR24, YR23, YR31
mushroom house: 
roof: R39, R27, R24, R22, RV42
walls: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
inside: V99, BV25, BV23
bricks: E09, E07, R05, R02
grass: YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01
card size: 5" x 5"

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #36

I just added a photo of my candy here. Please have a look-see or click on the photo on my side bar to find out how to enter. =)

Happy Tuesday, all! Thanks for joining me for a card for this week's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge. Here is this week's challenge:


Here is my card:


Somehow I think light pink stood for Spring. LOL! Just love seeing the colors coming back to the flowers. =)


I used the sweet Lantern Rin for my card. Sparkle has marked all the Rin stamps down to $5 and she will donate all proceeds of the Rin stamps until the end of March to the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.


My Lantern Rin was stamped and colored on Copic X-Press It cardstock then cut out using a Petite Ovals Large die. The image is then matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Petite Scalloped Ovals Large die before I stitched the layers together. I also glued two paper doilies together to make a bigger mat for the colored image. One of the patterned paper was punched with the cherry blossom punch. The patterned paper is from the Gossamer collection by Memory Box. The cute little heart and decor tags are from the Tiny Tags die set and the sentient is from the coordinate Tiny Tags stamp set.

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! =)

P.S. Today, the Lily Pad Cards Blog Hop starts at Sherri Thompson's blog at 9 a.m. PST. Don't forget to hop along for the chance to win some amazing prizes!!



Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base) Papertrey Ink, (white) Copic X-Press It
stamps: (Lantern Rin) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
twine: May Arts
paper doilies: Wilton
border punch: Martha Stewart
dies: (oval, scalloped oval) Spellbinders, (tiny tags) Papertrey Ink
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
eyes: E39, E35, E34, E31
hair: E59, E39, E35, E34, E31
kimono: R85, R83, R81, BG32, BG11, BG10
hair decor: R85, R83, R81, Y38, Y35, BG32, BG11, BG10, YR24, YR23, YR31, W1, W00
socks & shoes: W1, W00, 0, R85, R83, R81, E59, E39, E27, E25
lantern: Y26, Y21, Y11, R83, R81, E39, E35, E34, E31
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Tweethearts

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. =) Here is a card that I made for the Sunday Sketches over at the PWCO Blog. Here is the sketch that I was supposed to follow.


Here is my card:


I used the lovely Tweethearts for my card. Instead of using it for a Valentine's Day card, I think this image is perfect for a wedding card, too. What do you think?


After stamping and coloring the image on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, I cut it out using a Petite Ovals Large die then matted it with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Petite Scalloped Ovals Large die.


The yellow polka dot patterned paper is from the Squash Mix collection by Memory Box. All the other polka dot yumminess are from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from the Scattered Shower set also from Papertrey Ink.

I heard that there is a super fun blog hoping going on starting today to celebrate the grand opening of a new challenge blog. It starts from Vicky's blog today at 9 a.m. EST and believe me, you would not want to miss it. There are HUGE prizes up for grabs.


That's all I have for now. Hope you have a lovely day!



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Tweethearts) Rachelle Anne Miller for PaperWorks Co., (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: (Squash Collection) Memory Box, (all other) Papertrey Ink
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
ribbon: Ellen Hutson
pearls: Recollections
corner chomper: We R Memory Keepers
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copic used:
boy bird: Y26, Y21, Y11, BG01, B000, B0000
girl bird: R24, R22, R42
hearts: R27, R24, R22
ladybug: R27, R24, R22, C9, C7
bee: Y26, Y21, Y11, C7, C5, C3
flowers: Y38, Y35, YG17, YG13, YG01, E35, YR24, YR23, YR31, V15, V12, V000, W1, W00, 0, YR07, YR04, YR02, BV02, BV00, BV000
grass: YG67, YG17, YG03
card size: 3 1/2" x 7"

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sweet Nora

Happy Sunday, all! I am sharing a couple of projects made using Whiff of Joy's up coming April release. This is an exciting digital release with many cute images, a few new dies and a sentiment stamp set. I am sharing a project made using the lovely Sweet Nora with you.


She is cute, huh? =)


I made this one sheet gift box to hold some yummy goodies that I sent to a dear friend. You can see the video tutorial of this fun gift box here by the uber talented Beate Johns.


After printing Sweet Nora on PTI's Stampers Select White, I cut the image out using a Petite Ovals Large die. It's then colored and matted with a piece of patterned paper using a Petite Ovals Small die before I stitched the layers together. The patterned paper is from the Love Bandit collection by Bo Bunny Press and the sentiment is from the Strawberries set by Flourishes.

I also posted a tutorial over at the Whiff of Joy Inspirations & Tutorial Blog today and here is a peek of what I made.


Fun, no? I made these little pocket sized sketch/notebooks using two of the soon to be released digital stamps. I modified my current one (Please go to this link to find out the link to the original tutorial by Kirstina Werner.) to pocket size. It's really easy to make. Please check this post to find out how I made mine! =)


This adorable image is called Prima Ballerina Nora. I made a boo boo on stapling this one, so I'll be using this one.


This one is Ben Playing Guitar. He is so handsome! =) This one looks better, so I think if any of you don't mind getting/using it. I'll give it away with a few goodies. =) Just a little thank you for all your support. I always hesitate about giving away things that I made since I don't think they worth anything, but this one is at lease useful. =) The inside pages are blank.

EDITED: Here is a photo of the candy that I put together. It includes a few of my handmade crochet goodies, some buttons, a jar of Perfect Pearl, a roll of ribbon and three bundles of mulberry paper flowers.




All the new digital stamps will be released on April 1st at the Whiff of Joy Stamps Store.

That's all for now. Have a happy Sunday! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
for the gift box:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Whiff of Joy
sentiment stamp: Flourishes
ink: VersaFine Onyx black
patterned paper: Bo Bunny Press
ribbons: Offray
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E11, E000, R20
eyes: YG03, YG01, YG0000, W1, W00, 0
hair: E59, E27, E25, E13
dress: R89, R85, R83, R81, W1, W00, 0
shirt: BG13, BG11, BG10

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #40

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

Here is my card:


My card is also inspired by one of the cards in this post created by Carly Robertson. All stamps are from the Victorian Fripperie set. I just love the elegant background building stamps in this set! I used a Standard Circles Large die to emboss the circle on the rustic white banner/triangle cardstock. I then masked the circle before stamping the ornate border over the banner using tattered rose distress ink. The circle is stamped with vintage photo and the sentiment with walnut stain. The background is stamped with tea dye using one of the background building stamps in the set.


This is also my last card as a Mischief Maker. I have decided to step down. I want to say a big thank you to Claire for inviting me to the team. It was a lot of fun working with all the talented ladies in the MM team and I will always treasure this experience.

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, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
twine: Whiff of Joy
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebuy by Provo Craft
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Friday, March 25, 2011

gone fishin'

Happy Friday, all! I was invited as a guest designer for Penny Black Blog. Here is one more of the cards that I made for them with more details.


I used the adorable gone fishin' for this card. I just couldn't resist these cute little guys!


I stamped the image on a piece of watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and colored them using various distress inks. I just press the ink pads on an acrylic block then picked up the colors with a aqua brush. The piece is then cut out using a Long Classic Rectangles die then matted it with a piece of patterned paper before I machine stitched the layers together.


The sentiment is great day also from Penny Black. I again stamped it on watercolor paper then cut it out using a Labels One die then matted it with a piece of patterned paper hand cut to match the main image. The yellow polka dot patterned paper is from the Squash Mix by Memory Box.

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



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: (Aqua Mist card base) Papertrey Ink, Strathmore Watercolor
stamps: Penny Black
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holz Distress Ink
button: Papertrey Ink
ribbon: Ellen Hutson
die: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
card size: 7" x 3 1/2"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A, my name is Alice

Happy Thursday, my friends! =) Here is a card that I made using an adorable digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil.


I couldn't remember when was the last time I play jumping rope. I doubt I can still jump... =)


This image is called A, my name is Alice. How could I not get her? She is an Alice, too! =)


I printed her out on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, it's then cut out using a Petite Ovals Large die. After coloring the image with Copic markers, I matted it with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Petite Scalloped Ovals Large die before machine stitching the layers together. The sentiment piece is cut using a Standard Circles Large die then matted with patterned paper cut using a Classic Scalloped Circles Large die. The patterned paper is from the Pixies collection by Memory Box and the sentiment is from this set by Papertrey Ink.

For more inspirations with images from Mo's Digital Pencil, please visit Mo's Dream Team Blog.

I also posted over at the poppystamps blog, please hop over and have a look at the card that I made! =)



Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Memory Box
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
punches: (heart) Martha Stewart, (corner rounder) We R Memory Keepers
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, crochet thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E53
outfit: R37, R35, R22, R32, R30, W1, W00, 0
shoes: R22, R32, R30, W1, W00, 0, C7, C5, C3
jumping rope: E39, E35, E34, E31, R35
shadow: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Miss Ladybugs

Hi all! Hope your Spring is off to a lovely start! We are having another raining week... sigh... At least it's good for keeping my allergy at bay. =) Here is a card that I made using one of the pretty stamps from the Love Bug collection from Whiff of Joy Stamps March release.


Another beautiful spring-ish image that reminds me of the not-so-springy-spring that we are having. =)


She is Miss Ladybugs. I think she is a beauty! After coloring her on PTI's Stamper's Select White, I cut and embossed the paper using a Petite Ovals Small die. I then masked her and inked the piece with spun sugar and antique linen. I then stamped Hero Arts Friend Definition over the image while the paper was still in the die.


The sentiment image is from the Spring Tree plus sentiemnt set. It's cut and embossed with a Standard Circles Large die then inked with spun sugar and antique linen when the paper was still in the die. The patterned paper is from the yummy Sweetness collection by Pink Paislee. The butterflies are made using this punch and the pretty Crochet Lace Trim is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

That's all for today. Happy Hump Day, my friends! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps
patterned paper: Pink Paislee
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
lace trim: Very Reasonable Ribbon
paper doily: Royal Lace
punch: Martha Stewart
pearls: Recollections
crochet lace trim: Really Reasonable Ribbon
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, edge distresser, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E39, E35, E34, E31, E30
dress, hair band: BG01, B000, B0000, R22, R32, R30
card size: 5" x 5"

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #35

Hello all! Thanks for joining me for a card for this week's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge! Here is this week's challenge:


Here is my card:


I love these summery colors! It's nice to use them on a card especially when you have had a rainy week like us.


The image I used for my card is Swimming Lucy. Ahhhh.... hope a nice warm summery day comes soon...


After coloring the image on PTI's Stamper's Select White, I cut and embossed it with a Labels 16 die. It's then matted with a piece of lace doily before I pop dotted it on the orange patterned paper. The sentiment panel is cut and embossed with a Petite Ovals Small die. The pink and white stripe patterned paper is punched with the Doily Lacy Edge border punch. I added some Star Dust Stickles to the water and the butterfly. The patterned paper is from the Sweet Summertime collection by Echo Park and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Also...


Click here to see all the Rin stamps.

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! =)



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
carstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Swimming Lucy) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Echo Park
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
ribbon: May Arts
border punch: Martha Stewart
paper doily: Wilton
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E35, YR24, YR23, YR31
bikini, hair wrap (?): R85, R83, R81, W1, W00
flower: Y38, Y35, R85, R83, R81
drink & straw: YG06, YG03, YG01, W1, W00, 0, R85, R83, R81
butterfly: E34, YR04, YR02, YG01
swimming ring: YR07, YR04, YR02, W1, W00, 0
water: B000, B0000
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Little Frieda's Daisy & The Craft's Meow

Happy Spring, everyone! My sweet friend Lisa Hjulberg's online store - The Craft's Meow opened for business today!!! YAY! Congratulations, Lisa!! So very happy for you! =)

Lisa's store carries yummy crafty goodies and some exclusive stamps. I am invited to help showcasing one of them.


Isn't she a cutie? She is so adorable and super fun to color!


This stamp is called Little Frieda's Daisy from the Little Frieda series. It came with three sentiments. I stamped the long sentiment separately to fit my design.


The patterned paper is from the Togetherness collection by Cosmo Cricket. I used the Heart Lace Border die on one of the paper. The flowers are from Prima.

Don't forget to hop over to The Craft's Meow Store Blog to leave Lisa some love and take a look at her fabulous new store here!



Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Little Frieda from The Craft's Meow
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
paper flowers: Prima
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
dies; (Heart Lace Border) Whiff of Joy, (Labels 14) Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
others: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares, embroidery floss
Copics used:
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E59, E27, E25, E53
dress: R24, R22, RV42
hat: E21, E51, E50, R24, R22, RV42
shoes & socks: R24, R22, RV42, C9, C7, C5, C3, W1, W00, 0
daisy: Y38, Y35, W1, W00, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

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