Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Huge Love & Adventures With A Friend

Hello, all! I have a couple of projects made using images from Whiff of Joy Stamps to share with you today.


First is a tag that I made for the Whiff of Joy Inspiration & Tutorial Blog. I used the adorable Huge Love for my tag.


Please visit this post to find out how I created the textured background.


Here is one more card that I made using an image from the Travel & Adventure collection released in August.


I used Adventures With A Friend for my card. The image is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White card stock, colored with Copic markers then cut and embossed using a Classic Rectangles Large die.


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

That's all for now. Have a lovely day, my friends! =)





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
for the "Huge Love" tag:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
paper doily: Wilton
twine: May Arts
half pearl: Whiff of Joy Stamps
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
die: (tag)Sizzix
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: tissue paper, lace trim
Copics used:
Henry: E27, E25, E23, E21, E04, E05, E03, R22
heart: R89, R85, R83, R81
tag size: 3 1/8" x 5 1/4"




for the "Adventures With A Friend" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps
patterned paper: October Afternoon
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
twine: May Arts
die: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tap, foam squares
Copics used:
Henry: E19, E17, E15, E13, E11, C7, C5, R22, R20, E04, E95, E93
hat, backpack: E35, YR24, YR23, YR31
camera: BV29, BV25, BV23, C3, C1, C00
frog: YG63, YG23, YG21, R20
rock: C9, C7, C5, C3
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #58

Hello! It's time for a card for this week's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge. Here is this week's challenge:


Here is my take on the challenge:


Ok, not very imaginative... I made a tag instead of a card. =) The thing is, I don't even use tags!!?? LOL! Let me know what and how you usually use tags and I'll send this one to ya! I'll pick randomly if there is more than one person that would like to receive this tag. =)


I used the sweet Swimming Lucy for my card. Mmmm.... She is enjoying every last bit of the summer. =) Lucy is colored on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White card stock and colored with Copic markers. I cut the tag using the Tags & Bookplates die using watercolor paper, I then embossed it with the Retro Circles embossing folder from the Rays and Retro Circles Texture Fades set. Don't forget to use code wonderland for 10% off at Inspiration Emporium! =)


I then watered down broken china and spiced marmalade distress inks and flicked them on the embossed paper. Here is a tutorial on this technique by the wonderful Sally Traidman from Hero Arts. I let the ink sat on the paper for 30 seconds or so and dabbed the remaining ink dry using a paper towel since I wanted a fainter background that wouldn't overpower the main image. The whole tag is then covered with a layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. The clouds were cut using PTI dies and I did the same ink flicking on them. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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 beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: (Swimming Lucy) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) Hero Arts
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
button: Papertrey Ink
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
embossing folder: Sizzix
die:s: (Tag) Sizzix, (clouds) Papertrey Ink
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
bikini, hair wrap: YR24, YR23, YR31
flower: Y19, Y15, YR09, YR04, YR02
floating ring: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02, B05, B04, B02, B00
size: 4" x 5 5/8" (with parts sticking out)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mermaid

Happy Sunday, my friends! Hope you are enjoying the last days of the summer. =) Here is a card that I made using one of the images that will be released soon by Whiff Of Joy Stamps.


Isn't she a beauty? She is one of the princesses from the WOJ Fall Stamp Kit and the kit will be released as individual stamps on September 1st. You can also pre-order the Secret Winter Kit here.


The Mermaid is stamped on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then cut and embossed using a Labels 18 die. The piece is inked with antique linen and tea dye distress inks when the paper was still in the die. I also added some Star Dust Stickles to her tail for a little shine.


The patterned paper is from the gorgeous Lost & Found Two - Breeze collection by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment tag is cut using the Tiny Tags die from Papertrey Ink and the sentiment stamp is from the Cherry Blossoms set by Flourishes.

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





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Mermaid) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (sentiment) Flourishes
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
silk ribbon: May Arts
paper doily: Wilton
glitter glue: Ranger Industries
other: sewing machine, thread, mulberry paper rose, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used: 
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, R22
hair: E08, R08, R05, R02
tail: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, YR11
rock: C9, C7, C5, C3
sea/reflection: B000, B0000, 0, C3, C1, C00
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chocolate Smile

Happy weekend, my friends! =) Here is a card that I made using a sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.



Mmmm.... chocolate any one? Don't you love her big smile? I'll smile even bigger if it's a chocolate ice cream. =)


The image is called Chocolate Smile and it's printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock. The image is then cut and embossed using a Standard Circles Large die using the out of frame die cutting technique then colored with Copic markers.


The patterned paper is from the Out Of Print collection by Basicgrey. I used Magnolia's Old Swedish Lace die on the pink paper. Using the smallest flower from WOJ's Nested Flowers I die, I made a layered flower using burlap (base), glassine paper and tulle. I was hoping the glassine paper would be fluffier, but I guess I'll try some tissue paper next time. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

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





Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
stamp: (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: BasicGrey
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
paper doily: Wilton
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
dies: (Old Swedish Lace) Magnolia, (Nested Flowers I) Whiff Of Joy, (circle) Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, glassine paper, burlap, tulle, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E79, E77, E74, E71
overalls: BG78, BG75, BG72
t-shirt, socks: R85, R83, R81
chocolate: E29, E27, E25
card size: 4" x 5"

Friday, August 26, 2011

Last Days of Summer Blog Hop

Hello, every one! Here is a card that I made for Purple Onion Designs. POD is one of the manufacturers that took part in the Last Days of Summer Blog Hop. All 11 participating manufacturers contributed prizes for ONE lucky winner. All you need to do is to leave a comment on all 11 manufacturer blogs for a chance to win the fabulous prize. You can start the hop from the Purple Onion Designs Blog and there will be links from there to all 11 manufacturer blogs. Before you go, here is my card.


We have a watermelon just like that sitting on our floor. LOL! It's waiting for a space to free up in our refrigerator so that it can move in and be chilled. =) We really got it for our cats. Yeah, they eat watermelons. Of course we always end up eating the most of it and some of it would be made into watermelon lemonade.


The watermelon image is from the BBQ Set illustrated by Michelle Clement. The PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock was trimmed to size and the bottom corners were rounded first. The sentiment and image is then stamped using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (one of my favorite and most used tools!) and colored with Copic markers. I used a grey Lyra color pencil for the shadow.


The patterned paper is from the Good Day Sunshine collection by My Mind's Eye and the sentiment comes with the BBQ Set.

That's all from me. Don't forget to start the Last Days of Summer Blog Hop and find out all the details at the Purple Onion Designs Blog. Have fun hopping! =)





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Purple Onion Designs
pattered paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
coloring medium: Copic, Lyra color pencil
button: Papertrey Ink
baker's twine: The Twinery
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
other: sewing machine, thread, foam squares
card size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Penguin In Summer & Scrap RDV

Happy Thursday, every one! Hope you are having a lovely week so far. =) I am so honored to be invited to guest design for Scrap RDV. This is a blog created by three blog friends where they share their passion of scrapping.

Here is the challenge that I came up with for the guest designing post. 


Ok, I have to admit that I created the sketch after the card was made. You may already knew that I have this weird condition of not being able to follow sketches (not even my own), so I figured that the safest way is to create the sketch afterwards. And of course I can't even draw straight lines let along circles... =) Here is the card:


Don't you love that adorable penguin? I just adore him! =) I found this image called Penguin In Summer 01 at Torico's Etsy shop Birdie Brown.


The penguin is printed on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, cut and embossed using a Standard Circles Large die then colored with Copic markers.


The patterned paper is from the Good Day Sunshine collection by My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

My big Thank You to Alexandra for inviting me, I am so excited and honored to guest design for this fabulous blog! =) Please see my guest design post here. Hope you can play along with my sketch and please visit Scrap RDV for fun ideas and projects! =)




Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Birdie Brown by Torico
stamp: (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers
die: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
penguin: C9, C7, C5, C3, Y38, Y35, Y32, W1, W00, 0
ice cream: E35, E33, R24, R22, RV42, E51, E50
ice: B000, B0000, 0
card size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

La La Land Crafts Birthday Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome to La-La Land Crafts Birthday Blog Hop! On August 1st, Marci and Luka turned ONE! To celebrate and to thank all the customers that helped La-La Land Crafts grow, some of La-La Land Crafts' alumni and friends are having a blog hop. If you came from1 Luvn Mama, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the hop from La-La Land Crafts Blog. Here is my card for the hop.


I used my all time favorite image Pirate Luka for my card. I know the background is a camp site and not an ocean map, but see that little lake? He is a lake pirate this time. =)


Pirate Luka is colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


The patterned paper is from the Campfire collection by October Afternoon.

The is a HUGE CANDY up for grabs, too. Here is what's in the prize package:

  • Set of 12 Copic makers in the NEW 2011 colors
  • Set of Spica Pens
  • New Scor-pal and pack of Scor-Tape
  • 3 sets of 12 x 12 BasicGrey Collections paper packs
  • $20 gift certificate to the La-La Land Crafts Store
To be eligible for the prize, you must:
  • Become a follower and/or subscribe to La-La Land Crafts Blog.
  • Display a picture of our CANY on your blog with a link back to the Blog Hop post. If you have a blog, please spread the word.
  • Leave one comment at the La-La Land Crafts Blog after completing the blog hop answering this question: "Which stamp used in the projects in this hop is your favorite?"
You have until August 31st to leave your answer in the comment section (one comment only please) of the blog hop post over at the La-La Land Crafts Blog. The winner will be randomly chosen on September 3rd.

It's time to send you to Cheryl's Blog. Have fun hopping! =)





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Pirate Luka) La-La Land Crafts, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: October Afternoon
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
twine: May Arts
border punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23
outfit: B99, B97, B95, B93, R39, R27, R24, R22, C9, C7, C5, C3, YR24, YR23, YR31, E21, E51, E50, E39, E35, E33
sack, map: E43, E42, E41, E40, R27
parrete: Y38, Y35, Y32, YG17, YG13, YG11, YR09, YR07, YR04, B06, B05, B04
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #57

Hello! It's time for a card for this week's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge. Here is this week's challenge:


Here is my card:


Mmmm.... make that teal blue, mustard yellow and red in my case. =) I know they are not exactly the primary colors required, it just turned out this way... Sorry!


I used the lovely Backpack Oliver for my card. Oliver is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then cut and embossed using a Labels Eight die. The sentiment piece is cut and embossed using a Standard Circles Large die then matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Classic Scalloped Circles Large die before I stitched the layers together.


The sentiment is from the Lime Twist Out Of The Blue collection by My Mind's Eye. 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! =)





Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Backpack Oliver) Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
button: Papertrey Ink
dies: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R22, R20
hair: C9, C7, C5, C3
shorts: BG78, BG75, BG72
shirt: YR24, YR23, YR31
vast: W1, W00, 0
tie: R37, R35, R32
socks: W1, W00, 0, R37, R35, R32
shoes: BG78, BG75, BG72, C9, C7, C5
backpack: BG78, BG75, BG72, YR24, YR07, YR04, YG17, C5
apple: E57, R37, R35, R32
card size: 4" x 5"

Cherry Blossoms

Happy Monday, every one! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. =) Here is a card that I made for the Timeless Tuesday #131 over at the Flourishes Blog.


I have had this image colored for about 6 months now (yeah, it is one of those that was sitting in my 1 1/4" thick pile of colored images...) and finally I got to use it. =) The challenge is to use pink, a button, ribbon and lace on your project.


This image is from the gorgeous Cherry Blossoms set. It's stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then cut using a Labels Nine die. The image is then matted with a piece of patterned paper cut by tracing the outer edge of the same die and hand cut.


The patterned paper is from the Uncommon collection by Authentique. The sentiment comes with the stamp set. I got the hand dyed Hanah Silk ribbon at my local yarn store back in my crochet/knitting days and I thought the colors works with this card.

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





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
cardstock: (Melon Berry, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Flourishes
patterned paper: Authentique
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
coloring medium: Copic
fibers: (pink silk ribbon) Hanah Silk, (lace trim) unknown (Thanks Carole!)
button: Papertrey Ink
paper doily: Wilton
dies: (Tiny Tags) Papertrey Ink, (Labels Nine) Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam Squares
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Looking For Adventures

Happy Sunday, every one! Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend. =) Here is a card that I made using an image from the Travel & Adventure collection released this month by Whiff of Joy Stamps.


Isn't he cute? He is so fun to color! This image is called Looking For Adventures.


The image is colored on PTI's Stamper's Select White card stock with Copic markers, then cut and embossed using a Classic Squares Large die. The sentiment piece is cut and embossed using a smaller die from the same die set.


I stamped the map and compass images from the Air Travel set with tea dye distress ink on the kraft card base. The patterned paper is from the Campfire collection by October Afternoon. The sentiment is from the Adventure Awaits set.

Also, the Anniversary Sale over at Purple Onion Designs ends today, use code SUM2011 to receive 25% discount for your stamp order! I think I got the deadline of the sale wrong in my last post. Sorry about that. Start shopping here!

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





Thanks for stopping by!







supplies:
cardstock: (kraft, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Looking For Adventures, Adventure Awaits) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (Air Travel) Stamper's Anonymous
patterned paper: October Afternoon
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
buttons: Papertrey Ink
burlap string: May Arts
dies: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
Henry: E39, E35, E33, E31, E95, E93, C7, C5, R22
hat: E23, E21, E51
jeep: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, E23, E21, E51, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, E19, E08, R08, R05, B000, B0000, 0
dirt road: E39, E35, E33, E31
card size: 5" x 5"

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Floral Tattoo

Happy weekend, my friends! Here is a card that I made for this month's challenge over at the Inspiration Journal. The challenge is Got Paint? Use paints on your projects and submit it to the challenge post here for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use at the Inspiration Emporium Store!


The main panel of this card started as a piece of white cardstock. I first stamped the beautiful lace/doily image from Tim Holtz Floral Tattoo set with Ranger's Adirondack Pearl Acrylic Paint Dabber. After the paint dried, I inked the piece with peeled paint, broken china and wild honey distress inks. I then buffed the piece with a damp paper towel to wipe off the excess ink on the paint. You can see the video created by Tim Holtz showing this technique here. The edges of the pieced is inked with black soot distress ink.


The butterfly is made the same way except that it's stamped with the script from the Papillon set and inked with barn door, wild honey and dusty concord distress inks. The butterfly shape is cut using the Mini Butterflies Set die and the edges were also inked with black soot distress ink. The sentiment can be found in the Stuff to Say set and was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

That's all I have for now. Hope you can get your paints out and give this challenge a try! You can also use code wonderland for a 10% discount for your entire purchase at the Inspiration Emporium Store. =)





Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stoping by!







supplies:
cardstock: (Terracotta Tile, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Stamper's Anonymous
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, VersaFine Onyx Black
paint: Ranger Industries
pearls: Recollections
die: Sizzix
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: foam Squares
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Magical Christmas & Garden Bear

Hi all! Here is a card that I made for the Super Sketch #94 (please click to see the sketch) over at the PWCO Blog.


Did I tell you that I am making good progress on my holiday card stash? =) I would love to send a card to each of you if I could. Seriously, you are the best!


I used the lovely A Magical Christmas illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller for my card. She is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then cut and embossed using a Classic Ovals Large die. The piece is then matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Classic Scalloped Ovals Large die before I stitched the layers together.


The patterned paper is from the Yuletide collection by Memory Box. I used the beautiful Old Swedish Lace die from Magnolia on the red and white patterned paper. The snowflakes were cut using Snowflake Borderabilities die and covered with Coarse Crystal Glitter. I also added some Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes and the snow on the ground. The sentiment comes with this stamp.


Here is a card that I made for the Super Sketch #92 (please click to see the sketch) two weeks ago, but completely forgot to post. =)


I used the adorable Garden Bear from the Cutie Patootie Collection for my card. He is stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then cut and embossed using a Labels One die.


The patterned paper is from the Lime Twist Fly A Kite collection and the sentiment is from the Strawberries set by Flourishes.

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





Thanks for stopping by!




supplies:
for the "A Magical Christmas" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (A Magical Christmas) PaperWorks Co.
patterned paper: October Afternoon
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
glitters: Martha Stewart Crafts
glitter glue: Ranger
dies: (oval, scalloped oval, snowflakes) Spellbinders, (Old Swedish Lace) Magnolia
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
coat: BG15, BG13, BG11, E59, E39, E27
scarf, shoes, bows, hair clip: R39, R27, R24, R22
mitten: R39, R27, R24, BG15, BG13, BG11
stockings: BG15, BG13, W1, W00, 0
snow globe: E59, E39, E27, E25, R27, R24, B0000, 0
snow: B000, B0000, 0
card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

for the "Garden Bear" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Garden Bear) PaperWorks Co., (sentiment) Flourishes
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
twine: May Arts
die: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares, Glue Dots
Copics used:
bear: E19, E17, E15, E13, E95, E93, C7, R22
apron: BG13, BG11, BG10, YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02
boots: YG17, YG13, YG11
plant: YG67, YG17, YG03, E08, R08, R05, R02
ground: E39, E35, E33, E31, E30
card size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"

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