Sunday, July 31, 2011

On The Pot

Happy Sunday, all! First of all, one of the random winners of Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Hop is Laura O'Donnell! Congratulations, Laura! Please contact Mina at: mh(dot)56(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk to claim your prize. =) Here is today's card using a super cute and fun image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


Hee... Don't you love this image? I have to be honest that I colored this handsome little boy based on my sweet hubby. He definitely spend more time on the pot than me. LOL! I don't know how much he thinks of me when he is on it though... =)


This image is called On The Pot and it's printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White card stock then cut and embossed using a Labels 12 die. It's then colored with Copic markers. The sentiment piece is cut and embossed using a Classic Ovals Small die.


The patterned paper is from the Lime Twist Out Of The Blue collection by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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





Thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
stamp: (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
twine: May Arts
dies: (Scallop On the Edge) Allison, (Labels 12) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: YR24, YR23, YR31
t-shirt: E08, R08, R05, R02
socks: E08, R08, R05, R02, W1, W00, 0
pot: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
book: YG25, YG23, YG21, R17, R14, R12, BG13, BG11
floor: E35, E31, E30, E50
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Henry on Globe & Melinda with Bouquet

Happy weekend, my friends! =) I have a couple of cards made using images from Whiff of Joy Stamps to share with you today. Many of you have asked for an out of frame die cutting tutorial and I made one! =) More about that later. First is a card made using one of the new stamps that will be released on August 1st.


It's a travel/adventure themed release for August and these images are perfect for your travel albums or layouts!


I used Henry on Globe for my card. He is colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White card stock with Copic markers. The image is cut and embossed using a Petite Ovals Large die then matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Petite Scalloped Ovals Large die before I stitched the layers together. The sentiment piece is cut using a Classic Ovals Large die and matted with patterned paper cut using a Classic Scalloped Ovals Large die.


The patterned paper is from the Campfire collection by October Afternoon and the sentiment is from the Travel and Adventure set.


This is the card that I made for the "Out of the Frame" tutorial over at the Whiff of Joy Inspiration & Tutorial Blog. A few of you have asked me to make this tutorial and here it is. Please hop over and take a look. =)


I used the beautiful Melinda with Bouquet for my sample card.


The patterned paper is from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology Shabby Chic collection and I used the Elegant Flourishes die for one of the patterned paper. Hope the tutorial is clear enough and hope you will give it a try. =)

That's all for today. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!





Thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
for the "Henry on Globe" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps
patterned paper: October Afternoon
buttons: Papertrey Ink
twine: May Arts
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
dies: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
Henry: E35, YR24, YR23, YR31, E21, E51, E50
luggages: E39, E35, E33, E08, R08, R05, E21, E51
globe: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, YG25, YG23, YG21
card size: 4" x 5"


for the "Melinda with Bouquet" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Melinda with Bouquet) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: Idea-ology
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
paper doily: Wilton
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
mulberry paper flower: Prima
dies: (Fancy Flourishes) Allison, (oval) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E97, Y21, Y11
pants: BG01, B000, B0000, 0
top & hair bend: R83, R81, RV11, RV10
wings: B000, B0000, 0
bouquet: YG67, YG13, YG01, Y38, R27, R22, RV42
shadow: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, 0
card size: 4 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Friday, July 29, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Inspirational Challenge #4

 Happy Friday, my friends! It's time for another Inspirational Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards. Here is my card:


I was inspired by Dasa's card here. I love the flower field background that she stamped for the pretty Gorjuss Girl and decided to make one for mine. =)


I used one of the new Gorjuss Girl that I just got for my card. The stamp name is Waiting and it's available through Funky Kits. I stamped her on Copic X-Press It! card stock and colored her with Copic markers.


For the background, I used the poppies from the Botanical Silhouettes set by Papertrey Ink. I inked them with peeled paint and spiced marmalade distress inks, I stamped off the first impressions on a scratch paper. I then spritzed some water on the remaining ink then stamped it on the watercolor paper. I did this to get lighter shades of colors so that the background woundn't over power the beautiful Gorjuss Girl.

That's all I have. Sadly, this is also my last card as a Dream Team member for Lily Pad Cards. It's been a blast working with this group of amazingly talented ladies and my BIG, HUGE thank you to Vicky and Deborah for inviting me. It's such an honor to be a member of the inaugural design team for Lily Pad Cards and I am so happy to see it growing every day. I will be a fan and a participant from now on, girls! =)

Don't forget to check out what the other Dream Team members came up with for this challenge here and hope you can join us this week! =)





Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base) Papertrey Ink, (white) Copic, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: (Waiting) Santoro, (flowers and sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes) Papertrey Ink
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills Inc.
pearl: Whiff of Joy Stamps
other: foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E35
dress, bow: R35, R22, R32, R30
bolero: BG13, BG11, BG10
stocking: R35, R22, R32, R30, W1, W00, 0
boots: E59, E39, E35, E33
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Love You Always

Hi, all! Hope you are having a lovely week so far. Here is a card that I made for Super Sketch #90 over at PWCO Blog.


I used the sweet Love You Always illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller for my card. This is such a sweet scene!


The image is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White card stock then colored with Copic markers. It's cut and embossed using a Classic Rectangles Large die and matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using the Big Scalloped Rectangles Large die.


The card base is stamped with Life of the Party Dots from Hero Arts/BasicGrey using VersaMark ink. The patterned paper is from Lime Twist Life Of The Party collection by My Mind's Eye and the sentiment comes with this stamp.

That's all I have for now. Hope you have a beautiful day! =)





Thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
cardstock: (kraft, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Love You Always) Rachelle Anne Miller for PaperWorks Co., (Life of the Party Dots) Hero Arts/BasicGrey
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark
buttons: Papertrey Ink
dies: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
male: BG15, BG13, BG11, E43, E42, E41, E79, E77, E74, E71
female: BG15, BG13, BG11, R17, R14, R12, E49, E47, E44, E43
tree: E59, E57, E35, E33, YG17, YG25, YG23, YG21, R27, R24, R22, YR09
butterfly: E33, YG13, YG11, BG13, BG11, R14
hearts: R27, R24
flowers: YR15, R37, R35
grass: YG67, YG17, YG03
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Santa Paws

Hello, all! Some of you know that I adore the cute stamps from Paper Smooches and I was one of the lucky July release random decorative pencils winners. YAY! Thank you, Kim!  =) I picked the super duper cute Santa Paws as my prize and decided to join in and play with the July Sparks Challenge.



Here is my card:


Don't you love this adorable Santa? He looks super nice. =) I had lots of fun coloring him. Another holiday card in July, love it! =)


Mr. Santa is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I used one of the Designer Drafts provided for this month's challenge for my card. Kim's sketches at super fun to work with!


The patterned paper is from the Good Cheer collection by October Afternoon and the sentiment is included in the Santa Paws set.

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





Thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
cardstock: (Pure Poppy, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Paper Smooches
patterned paper: October Afternoon
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx black
coloring medium: Copic (E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, R27, R24, R22, W3, W1, W00, 0)
baker's twine: Martha Stewart Crafts
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape foam squares
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #53

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:


The challenge this week is to use SCRS signature colors: green, blue, black and white on your cards. I used the cool Surfing Oliver for my card. He is cute! =)


Oliver is colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White card stock with Copic markers. He is then cut and embossed using the out of the frame technique with a Standard Circles Large die.


The patterned paper is from the Lime Twist Fly A Kite collection by My Mind's Eye. I used smaller dies from the same die set that I used to cut the image to cut them out. I was very happy to be using only scraps for this one! =) The sentiment is from the OA - Summer Fun set by The Greeting Farm.

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: (kraft, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Surfing Oliver) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) The Greeting Farm
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
twine: May Arts
embossing plate: Papertrey Ink
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: C9, C7, C5, C3
wetsuit: BG18, BG15, BG13, C7, C5, C3, YG17, YG13, YG11
surf board & goggles: YG17, YG13, YG11
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nora with Raincoat

Hi all! Hope your weekend has been wonderful so far. Here is a card that  made using an adorable stamp from Whiff of Joy Stamps.


I used Nora with Raincoat for my card. She is so cute and delightful!


Nora is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock then colored with Copic markers. The sentiment clouds are cut using dies from Papertrey Ink as well.


The patterned paper is from the Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink collection by My Mind's Eye. I used the Umbrella border die on the floral paper. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

That's all I have. Hope you have a happy Sunday! =)




Thanks for stopping by!





supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Nora with Raincoat) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
dies: (Umbella border) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (clouds) Papertrey Ink
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E53
eyes: YG13, YG11, YG0000
hat, raincoat: R37, R35, R22, R32, YR24, YR23, YR31
boots: R37, R35, R22, R32, C9, C7, C5, C3, YR24, YR23, YR31
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, July 23, 2011

PWCO July Release Blog Hop

Happy weekend and welcome to PaperWork Co. July Release Blog Hop! If you came from the PWCO Blog, you are on the right track. We are releasing four wedding themed images illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller this month. Here are my cards for the hop:


I used Driving to a new beginning for my first card. This is such a sweet image and did you see the mice couple on the rear bumper of the card? Too cute!


The image is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock then cut and embossed using a Labels 18 die. It's then colored with Copic markers. The sentiment piece is cut and embossed using a die from the Grommet Tags die set. The image and sentiment pieces are inked with antique linen distress ink to match the patterned paper.


The patterned paper is from the Everafter collection by Cosmo Cricket. It's an oldie but perfect for wedding cards! =) The wonderful sentiment comes with this stamp.

the PWCO Blog is hosting a fun challenge for this release. Every DT member will provide their wedding (or dream wedding) color palettes along with their blog hop posts. Play along with at least on of the challenges by linking up on the PWCO Blog. You've got up to 9 entries (one entry per color palette) for a chance to win the ENTIRE release AND a July PaperCard Kit. You will have to create a new post for every post and link up each entry separately. The deadline of this challenge is 9AM MST on Monday, July 25, 2011.

Isn't this a fun challenge and a super prize? Here is my color palette according to my first card:


We had only a civil ceremony, so I didn't really have a wedding color to provide nor do I have a "dream wedding" color in mind. These colors are picked from my first card, it's as simple as that. =) Looking forward to seeing your creations using these colors!

Here is my second card for the release:


The image I used is Happiness is a piece of cake. Ahhhh.... gotta love that four tiered cake! =)


The image is cut and embossed using a Standard Circles Large die then matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Standard Scalloped Circles Large die before I stitched the layers together. The Lacy Circles under it is printed with the new freebie that you can find and download here. You can use that in your projects for the color palette challenge if you don't have any PWCO images.


The patterned paper is once again from the Everafter collection and the sentiment comes with this stamp.

That's all from me. It's time to send you to Bella's blog. Hope you have fun hopping! =)




Have a beautiful weekend and thanks for stopping by!









supplies:
for the "Just Married" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: PaperWorks Co.
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
silk ribbon: May Arts
pearls: Recollections
mulberry paper flower from my stash
border punch: Fiskars
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
couple: E11, E01, E79, E77, E74, E35, YR24, YR23, YR31, W1, W00, 0
car: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, E08, R08, R05, R02
sign: BG78, BG75, BG72
mice: E39, E35, E33, E31, E30, R22, E95, E93
road & grass: E39, E35, E33, E31, E30, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01, YG0000
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


for the "Cutting Cake" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: PaperWork Co.
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
silk ribbon: May Arts
pearls: Recollections
dies: (border) Papertrey Ink, (circle, scalloped circle, Lacy Circle) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
bride:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
dress: W1, W00, 0
pearls: E51
hair: E79, E77, E74, E71
groom:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E35, YR24, YR23, YR31
suit: E79, E77, E74, E71
shirt: W1, W00, 0
tie: BG15, BG13
cake: R24, R22, RV42, E79, E77, E74, E71
plate, table: W1, W00, 0
card: E79, R24
card size: 5" x 5"

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lily Pad Cards Lucy's Lovely Lines Challenge

Happy Friday, everyone! Here is my card for this week's Lucy's Lovely Lines Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards. First is the sketch:
Here is my card:


I know, I know... I took this one for a pretty big spin, then again I do love sitting in the first row of roller coasters. =) This week's sponsor is The Craft's Meow and I played with Nina Brackett's Life is a Carnival set. Have you seen this set? If not, you have to go and check it out, it's a fabulous set with super fun summer carnival images.


I stamped the roller coaster, fairy's wheel and merry go round in worn lipstickmustard seed and spiced marmalade distress inks as so: stamp off the first impressions on a piece of scratch paper, spritz some water on the reminding ink on the stamp then stamp on watercolor paper. Believe me, you will still have enough ink left even if you stamped off the first impressions. I did this because I wanted a fainter background so that they don't over power the sentiment. It comes with the stamp set and is stamped with vintage photo + spritz of water. The Coconut Brown half pearls are from Whiff of Joy Stamps.

That's all I have. Please visit Lily Pad Cards to see what the other Dream Team members came up with for this challenge. They are amazing and are so much better than me in working with this sketch! =) Hope you can join us this week!




Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base) Papertrey Ink, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: Nina Brackett for The Craft's Meow
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
pearls: Whiff of Joy Stamps
other: foam squares
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome to Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! I happened to be the hostess for this month's blog hop and I challenged my fabulous teammates to make easel cards. It's been a while since I have made one of these, so I thought it would be fun to make it. Here it is:


I used the super duper sweet Bronte Kisses for my card. This image is also for a fundraiser that Mo is hosting. All the proceeds of this digital image (including three "doggie" quotes) while it's $1 will go to Pet Orphans of Southern California, so please help if you are a pet lover! =)


The image is printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock then cut and embossed using a Classic Squares Large die. It's colored with Copic markers then matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Classic Scalloped Squares Large die before I stitched the layers together.


The patterned paper is from the 5 & Dime collection by October Afternoon. I thought this image is perfect for a friendship card so I didn't use the quotes that came with this image. The sentiment is from the Friends set by Hero Arts.

That's all I have. It's time to send you to Debbie's blog, I am sure she has amazing projects for you! Don't forget to leave comments along the way, Mo is giving away a $5 gift certificate to two lucky commenters!





Have fun hopping and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: (sentiment) Hero Arts
patterned paper: October Afternoon
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
ribbon: Ellen Hutson
dies: (scallop border) Papertery Ink, (squares, scalloped squares) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
jeans: B26, B24, B21
t-shirt: Y19, Y15, Y11
boots: E39, E35, E33, E31, C9, C7, C5, C3
Bronte: C9, C7, C5, C3, E95, E93, R22, RV42
collar: R27, R24, R22, B26, B24, B21
ground: E39, E35, E33, E31, E30
card size: 5" x 5"

What's the Scoop? & The Bird Cage

Hi, all! How has you week been so far? I hope you are having a wonderful week. I spent hours reading "Pride and Prejudice" on Monday. Definitely not very productive card making-wise. LOL! I think I probably do love reading as much as making cards. =)

On to today's cards. I am sharing a couple of cards made using stamps from Purple Onion Designs.


I used the yummy ice cream cone image from the What's the Scoop? set for my first card. This is such a lovely set that comes with a few sentiments and it's on sale now!


Who wouldn't want a towering ice cream cone like this in the summer? Especially with those yummy colors. I could certainly use one now! =)


I used The Bird Cage for my second card. I just adore the hand drawn look of these images!


I stamped the bird cage on rustic cream cardstock with vintage photo distress ink. It's then colored with mustard seed, spiced marmalade, barn door and tumbled glass distress inks with a water brush. I made sure to not go over the image too many times with the water brush just so that the moisture wouldn't rip the paper. The sentiment is from the Hopscotch Sentiments set.

That's all from me. For more inspirations using Purple Onion Designs stamps, please Purple Onion Designs Blog.




Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!



Supplies:
for the "You're Sweet" card:
cardstock: (kraft, Orange Zest, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Purple Onion Designs
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
coloring medium: Copic markers
twine: Divine Twine
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
die: (scallop border) Papertrey Ink
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
card size: 3" x 4 1/4"

for the "thank you" card:
cardstock: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Purple Onion Designs
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
coloring medium: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
other: sewing machine, thread, water brush
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

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