Monday, May 30, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #45

Hi 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 used the lovely Rollerblading Chloe for my card. I know I was suppose to use red, blue and white, but I had to sneak a couple of others in it. =)


Chloe and her cute dog is stamped and colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock. The image is then cut and embossed using a Petite Ovals Large die.


The patterned paper is from the Lime Twist Fly A Kite collection by My Mind's Eye. The cloud paper actually has a scallop border on it. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

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! =)

Blah blahs... Please feel free to skip this part. =) Someone asked a question about which printer I use and how I prepare my paper for printing in order to color with Copic markers. I  have an HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw. It's a laser printer and it's exactly why I got it. Laser printers use toner instead of inks, so there is no problem with ink smearing with Copic markers. Here is a more detailed post on this issue by the amazing Marianne Walker. You can read the comments for suggestions on photo/color/inkjet printers that would work for Copic markers.

I do nothing to prepare my paper for printing and coloring since I have a laser printer. I did make sure that the printer I got is able to print heavy duty paper like PTI's Stamper's Select White (110lb.) cardstock. Hope this helps and thanks for sticking around. =)



Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Rollerblading Chloe) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
die: (scallop border) Papertrey Ink, (oval) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: YR24, YR23, YR31, YR30
shorts: BG07, BG05, BG02
top: W1, W00, 0
safety gear: BG07, BG05, BG02, R27, R24, R22, C7, C5, C3
dog: YR24, YR23, YR31, YR30
leash, collar: BG07, BG05, BG02, R24, R22
butterfly: R24, R22, RV42
shadow: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Perfection

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Here is a card that I made using images from Mo's Digital Pencil.


I combined Perfection and Vintage Stove for this card. I had so much fun coloring this! I do like to "torture" myself by color more complicated images like this... =)


The image is printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, I then cut and embossed it with a Labels Eight die before coloring it with Copic markers. The sentiment piece is cut and embossed with a Classic Ovals Large die.


The patterned paper is from the Modern Homemaker collection by October Afternoon. The red polka dot piece is punch with the Doily Lace punch. The sentiment is from the Kiss The Cook set by Hero Arts.

That's all I have for today. For more inspiration using images from Mo's Digital Pencil, please visit Mo's Dream Team Blog!



Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!



p.s. The preview continues over at The Craft's Meow Store Blog. Don't forget to check it out and hop along for a chance to win some yummy stamps! =)



supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
digital stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil
sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
patterned paper: October Afternoon
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
paper doily: Wilton
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
polymer clay rose by me
border punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
dies: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20, R22
hair: YR24, YR23, YR31
dress, earring: R39, R37, R35
apron: R37, R35, R22, R32
stove: B12, B000, B0000, C7, C5, C3, E21, E51, E50
pan: C7, C5, C3, E08, R08, R05
kettle: E08, R08, R05, R02
mittens: E08, R08, R05, R02, BG18, BG07, BG04, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
towel: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
salt & pepper shaker: E43, E42, E41, R27, R24, R22
souffle: W1, W00, 0, Y26, Y21, Y11
shadow: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 5" x 5"

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Inspirational Challenge #2

Happy weekend, all! =) Here is my card for Inspiration Challenge #2 over at Lily Pad Cards.


I was inspired by this card from the post featuring Nicole Magouirk. I love the rich background colors on her card. I created my background by dragging the watercolor paper through a pool of ink created with barn door, wild honey and water.


I also used a piece of seam binding to soak up the leftover ink to create the matching ribbon. The Luscious Ledger is stamped with barn door. The sentiment from the Find Joy set is stamped with barn door as well. The seam binding was wrapped twice around the piece then tied with a double bow.

That's all I have for today. Don't forget to hop over to Lily Pad Cards and check out what the other Dram Team members came up with for this challenge.




Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!



p.s. June release preview starts today at The Craft's Meow Store Blog. They are previewing a gorgeous set from Nina Brackett, don't forget to check it out. There are prizes up for grabs! =)







supplies:
cardstock: (rustic cream, terracotta tile) Papertrey Ink, (watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: Hero Arts
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
polymer clay chrysanthemum by me
die: (scallop border) Papertery Ink
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friends Forever

Happy Friday, all! Here is a card that I made for the Whiff of Joy Tutorials & Inspiration blog. Please hop over here to see the tutorial on how I created the sky.



I used the super sweet Friends Forever - Nora and Ben for my card. Isn't this image just the cutest? I think it's perfect for a anniversary card, too. =)


I stamped the image on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, then cut and embossed it using a Labels Two die. The image is then colored with Copic markers. The heart dies for the sentiment piece are from Papertrey Ink.


The patterned paper is from the Lime Twist Fly A Kite collection by My Mind's Eye. I used the Fancy Hearts border die for the paper with kites. The sentiment is from the General Sayings II set also from Whiff of Joy Stamps.

Don't forget to take a look at the tutorial here! =)



Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!


p.s. The previews for the June release has started over at The Craft's Meow Blog. Go check them out!







supplies:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
dies: (Fancy Hearts border) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (hearts) Papertrey Ink, (Labels Two) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
Nora:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
shorts: E39, E37, E35, E34, E31, YR24
top: BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10
shoes: E39, E37, E35, E34, E31, YR24, C9, C7, C5, C3
hair decor: R39, R37, R35, R22
Ben:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, R20
hair: E35, YR24, YR23, YR31
jeans: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
t-shirt: E09, E08, R08, R05, R02, W1, W00, 0
sneakers: C9, C7, C5, C3, E09, E08, R08, R05, R02
swing: E59, E57, E55
card size: 5" x 5"

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bouquet & Containers

Hello all! I have a card made using stamps from Purple Onion Designs to share with you today.


I stamped the flowers and jar from the Bouquet & Containers set illustrated by Stephanie Ackerman on the rustic cream card base. The image is then colored with Copic markers.


The sentiment is from Hero Arts. The idea of stitching under the sentiment is from the uber talented Courtney Kelly. Thanks for all the inspiration, girl! =)


Don't forget to check out the new releases over at Purple Onion Designs. They are all so fun and versatile! You can also find lots of inspirations over at the Purple Onion Design Blog! =)



Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Bouquet & Containers) Purple Onion Designs, (sentiment) Hero Arts
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
crochet thread: DMC
Copics used:
flowers: YG67, YG63, YG03, E35, YR24, YR23, YR31, Y38, Y35, Y32, V15, V12, V000, R24, R22, RV42, W1, W00, 0
jar & water: B000, B0000, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Harriet the Hippo & Giddy Bugs

Hello, everyone! A couple of cards to share with you today. First is a card that I made for Sunday Sketch #83 over at the PWCO Blog.


I used the adorable Harriet the Hippo from the Safari Friends Collection for my card. The patterned paper is from the Sweet Summertime collection by Echo Park and the sentiment is from the Strawberries set by Flourishes.


My second card is yet another reject. This was for PC's Nov/Dec call and I used one of the sketches.


The super cute bug and sentiment are from the Giddy Bugs set by Paper Smooches. The flowers are from the Friendly Flowers set. This adorable bug just makes me smile! =) I used a circle punch to create the notches on the corners.

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




Thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
for the "Harriet the Hippo" card:
cardtock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Harriet the Hippo) PaperWorks Co., (sentiment) Flourishes
patterned paper: Echo Park
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
coloring medium: Copic
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
dies: (Tiny Tags) Papertrey Ink, (oval, scalloped oval) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
card size: 4" x 4"


for the "Happy Bugs" card:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Paper Smooches
patterned paper: Echo Park
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
coloring medium: Copic
glitter glue: Stickles
baker's twine: Martha Stewart Crafts
circle punch: Stampin' Up
other: sewing machine, thread, foam squares
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #44

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


Sparkle Creations is sponsoring 365 Cards and we are combining the challenges this week. The challenge this week is "hats," just use hats or image with hats for your cards.


I used the lovely Celebrating Chloe for my card. I bet it would be a fun party whenever you have her attending! =) Chloe is colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock. It's then cut and embossed using a Labels Eight die. The sentiment is cut and embossed using a Petite Ovals Small die.


The patterned paper is from the Lime Twist Life of the Party collection by My Mind's Eye. The banners are from the Build-a-Banner set by Purple Onion Designs and is paper piece with the same paper pad.


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:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Celebrating Chloe) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (Build-a-Banner) Purple Onion Designs, (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
silk ribbon: May Arts
dies: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam square, foam tape, glue dots
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E59, E27, E25, E13
dress: R29, R27, R24, R22, RV42, W1, W00, 0
shoes: R27, R24, R22, RV42, C7, C5, C3
party hat: R24, R22, RV42, BG13, BG11, BG10, W1, W00, 0
balloons: YG09, YG06, YG01, BG13, BG11, BG10, R24, R22, RV42
shadow: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Back 2 School

Happy Sunday, my friends! Here is a card that I made using an image from Whiff of Joy Stamps' up coming stamp kit Back 2 School to share with you. This stamp set is set to be released on June 1st as individual stamps. Here is the card.


Don't you love this adorable girl? She looks a little shy about giving away that apple, reminds me of me at that age! =)


The image is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock then cut and embossed using a Standard Circles Large die.  I then colored her skin and hair with Copic markers. Her outfit was then paper pieced with patterned paper. I went over the patterned paper with matching Copic markers to add some depth and texture.


The sentiment piece is cut using the Versatile Shape I die from WOJ and the sentiment comes with this stamp kit. The patterned paper is from the Stella and Rose Mabel collection by My Mind's Eye. I used the Open Scallop Border die on the orange piece for a little interest.

That's all I have for today. Hope you have a beautiful Sunday! =)




Thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
dies: (border) My Favorite Things, (frame) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (circle) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, R22
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
flower: YG17, YG13, YG03, W1, W00, 0
apple: YG17, YG03, YG01, E57, E55, R27, R24, R22
ground: E39, E37, E35, E34, E31, E30
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cupcake and Citrus

Happy weekend, all! I have a couple of cards made using stamps from Purple Onion Designs to share with you today. Also, it's my big honor to let you know that Michele at POD invited me to join her fabulous team! =) I am so excited! You all know that I love working with cute images and Purple Onion Designs has lots of them! I can't wait to work with this amazing team, too. Thank you, Michele! =)

On to the cards:


I used the newly released Cupcake Framed Doodle illustrated by Stephanie Ackerman for my first card. This cupcake just looks so yummy! =)


The framed cupcake and sentiments are stamped and colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock. I stamped the card base with Magical Background from Hero Arts with VersaMark.


The patterned paper is from the Life of the Party collection by BasicGrey.


I used the yummy looking citrus slice from the Citrus Set for my second card. I love the hand drawn look of POD's many stamps. They just looks so much more yummier! =)


The orange slices are colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock. I then cut them out and popped them on a piece of watercolor paper cut using a Classic Rectangles Large die. I used watercolor paper here for the texture.


The card base is stamped with the Life of the Party Dots background stamp from Hero Arts/BasicGrey with VersaMark. The sentiment comes with the stamp set.

I am looking forward to playing with Purple Onion Designs stamps more and I'll make sure to share them with you here! =)




Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
for the "happy birthday" card:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Cupcake Framed Doodle) Purple Onion Designs, (Magical Background) Hero Arts
patterned paper: BasicGrey
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
Copics used:
cupcake: E37, E35, E33, E31, R39, R37, R35, R22, R32, R30
frame: YR18, Y38, Y35, Y32, B12, B000, B0000
sentiment: Y28, Y26, Y21, Y11, E39, E37, E35
card size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"


for the "you're sweet" card:
cardstock: (Kraft, white) Papertrey Ink, (watercolor) Strathmore Artist Paper
stamps: (Citrus Set) Purple Onion Designs, (Life of the Party Dots) Hero Arts
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersMark
baker's twine: Divine Twine (thanks, Kiara!)
die: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Lucy's Lovely Lines #2

Happy Friday, all! Thanks for joining me for a card for Lucy's Lovely Lines Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards. Here is Lucy's fab sketch:
Here is my card:


The sponsor for the challenge is Lawn Fawn. Did you see their new releases? They are so cute! The stamp set that I used is Critter In The Forest. I adore the lovely animals in this set!


All the images are colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock with Copic markers. The grass is punched with this punch using two shades of green cardstock. The sentiment comes with the stamp set.


The clouds are cut using PTI's cloud dies and the edges are inked with tumbled glass distress ink.

That's all I have. Don't forget to check out what the other members of the Dream Team came up with for this sketch at Lily Pad Cards. Hope you can join us this week! =)



Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Lawn Fawn
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
punches: (Grass Edge) Martha Stewart, (Corner Chomper) We R Memory Keepers
Copics used:
trees: YG67, YG17, YG03, E59, E57, E55
fox: E19, E17, E15, E97, W1, W00, 0, C5, C3
mushrooms: E43, E42, E41, R27, R24, R22, W1, W00, 0
card size: 5" x 5"

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday and welcome to Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! If you came from Heidy's blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the hop from Bea's blog. Don't forget to leave comments along the way, because Mo is giving away $5 gift certificate to her shop to TWO lucky commenters!

This month's host is Bea and the theme that she came up with for the hop is to use the color turquoise in our cards/projects. Here is my card:


I used the beautiful and peaceful Michael for my card. I just adore this pretty image. Sigh... only if I could take a nap on a piece of cloud, too! =)


Michael is printed and colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock with Copic markers. It's then cut and embossed with the largest die from the Petite Ovals Small die set. The sentiment piece is cut and embossed with the smallest die from the same die set.


The patterned paper is from the Shabby Chic Paper Stash from Tim Holtz Idea-ology collection. I cut a flourish using the Elegant Flourishes die and wrapped it around the left side of the image. The seam binding is dyed with stormy sky distress ink. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink

That's all I have. Your next stop is Debbie's blog, I know she will have something amazing for you!




Have fun hopping and thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
cardstock, buttons: Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
stamp: (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
dies: (Flourishes) Sizzix, (ovals) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E99, E97, YR31, Y11
robe: BV02, B12, B000, B0000
wings: W3, W1, W00, 0
cloud: W1, W00, 0
shadow: B0000, 0
card size: 5" x 5"

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