Sunday, November 30, 2014

Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Sunday, my friends! =) The new challenge is up over at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog!


This is an "Anything Goes" week, so let your imagination run wild and create a card/project and enter for a chance to win!


I made a simple vellum shaker card this time. =)



The adorable chick is from Chubby Chums set. I colored her with Copic markers and fussy cut her out.


The stripe-y background piece behind the vellum is actually made with watercolor and the sentiment is created using my trusty label maker.

That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this challenge by clicking on the links below.



You have until December 6th 11:59pm PST to enter for a chance to win. For all the challenge details, please visit Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog! I can't wait to see what you create! =)

Have a super day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Aqua Mist, white) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor paper) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamp: Paper Smooches
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
coloring medium: Copic, (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor) ZIG
fiber: (sewing thread)
accents: (star wood veneer) Studio Calico, (various sequins) Avery Elle
other: (foam tape) 3M, (label maker) Dymo, (sewing machine)
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Sale!



Inspiration Emporium is having a Black Friday Sale! Use code "BlackFriday2014" at check to receive 30% off on your entire order!


Also don't forget to check out the holiday sale over at Purple Onion Designs! Take an additional 25% off for items from the Black Friday-Cyber Monday Specials page!

Happy shopping and hope you all have a fun Black Friday! =)

hugs,
alice

Grace & Frost

Happy Black Friday, my friends! =) Hope you are having a wonderful time with family and friends. Also hope that you are catching some awesome sales! =) Purple Onion Designs is having a Black Friday Sale as well! There is a Black Friday-Cyber Monday Specials page where stamps have already been marked down. If you shop between now and December 10th, ALL stamps will be 25% off including the special sale page! So RUN! =) Here is a card made using a few stamps from the newly released A Charming Winter collection along with an older image.


I tried the white-on-white look for this one. =)


Grace and little Frost are stamped and masked, I then stamped Pond for the background. The images are colored with Copic markers.


Since this is a white-on-white card, I added modeling paste background with a stencil for some textures. The sentiment is from Winter Wishes Sentiment Set. I used my Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush Pen on the frozen pond and the stenciled snow for some sparkle.

That's all for now. Don't forget to check out the sale over at Purple Onion Designs and for more inspirations using stamps from Purple Onion Designs, please visit Purple Onion Designs Blog! Have a beautiful and cozy weekend, my friends! =)

Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs
dye inks: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Black) Simon Says Stamp
stencil: (Falling Snow) Simon Says Stamp
accent: (glitter brush pen) ZIG
other: (modeling paste) Liquitex
Copics used:
Grace: C3, C1, C00, 0, RV0000, E19, E08, R08, R05
coat: V17, V15, V04, V12
gloves & skates: Y38, Y08, Y06, C3, C1
Frost: C3, C1, C00, 0, RV0000, C9, C7, C5, C3, Y38, Y18
scarf: RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52
trees: C1, C00, 0
snow: B000, B0000, 0
shadow: W1, W00, 0
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, November 24, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tags


Hello, my friends! =) I am so excited to be invited by the talented Tracey McNeely to take part in her 25 Days of Christmas Tags series! Thanks so much for the invitation, Tracey! =) Without further ado, here is my tag.


Today is also Paper Smooches Day from Tracey's series, so I dug into my stash and had fun with it. =)


Mr. Deer is from Happy Camper set and he is colored with Copic markers then fussy cut out. The Santa hat is from Santa Paws set and it fits Mr. Deer quite perfectly! =)


The tags are cut using the new Gift Tags dies and I used some holiday themed Japanese washi tapes to help with decorating the tags. =) The sentiment is from FOLKal Points set.

That's all from me. Tracey has got a few more tags from PS design team members to share with you on her blog. AND she has a few sponsors and prizes lined up, so go and leave comments on Tracey's blog for each of the days of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags series to be entered into a drawing to win! You have until 11:59pm EST on November 27th to enter. Besides, there are amazing inspirations over at Tracey's Blog everyday! =)

You can also get an extra chance to win by leaving a comment on this post! You have until 11:59pm PST on November 26th to comment. I'll pick one lucky commenter at random and pass it to Tracey so that she can include the lucky commenter in the drawing! All the winners will be drawn on November 28th.

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Paper Smooches
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Black) Simon Says Stamp
fiber: (brown hemp cord) Hemptique
stickers: (all Japanese washi tapes) mt Kamoi
dies: (Gift Tags) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
Copics used:
Mr. Deer: E29, E27, E25, E23, E13, E11, E01, R22
Santa hat: R37, R17, R14, R43

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Warm Hearted with Winterberry

Happy weekend, my friends! Here is a card that I made using a few super duper cute stamps from Purple Onion Designs.


This is another one-layer card with a little bit of masking. =)


The sweet Warm Hearted is stamped first. After a bit of masking little Winterberry is stamped. The whole image is then colored with Copic markers.


Some Star Dust Stickles is added to the snow on the ground and I also traced the sentiment with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush Pen for added sparkle.

That's all for now. For more inspirations using stamps from Purple Onion Designs, please visit Purple Onion Designs Blog! =)

Have a cozy day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs
dye inks: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Black) Simon Says Stamp
accents: (Star Dust Stickles) Ranger Industries, (Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen) ZIG
Copics used:
snowman: C3, C1, C00, 0, RV0000, E59, E57, E55
hats: R37, R17, R14, R43, BG49, BG13, BG23, BG11, BG10, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
Bunny: RV10, RV0000, 0, E00, E0000, YR23, Y18, Y08, Y06
snow: B000, B0000, 0
card size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #101

This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see my post for Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! Thanks! =)

Hello, my friends! =) It's time for a new sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch! First is the sketch.


This is a two-week challenge, so you have plenty of time to submit! =) And here is my card.


I couldn't resist the adorable penguins from Mama Elephant's Arctic Penguins set! =)


Mr. Pengwig's hat is stamped and masked first and then Mr. Pengwig is stamped. After masking him, the floating ice is stamped. All the images are colored with Copic markers. Some Rock Candy Distress Stickles is added to the ice for a little sparkle.


The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson Essentials Cozy Christmas set. I absolutely adore the font used on this set! =)

That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this week's sketch and all the challenge details at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Also, the challenge this month over at Inspiration Journal is Happy Holidays, so go and link up your holiday related projects for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use in the Inspiration Emporium Store! Or you can always use discount code wonderland at check out to receive 10% off your entire order including this super duper cute set! =)

Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (penguin, hat, coffee, ice) Mama Elephant, (sentiment) Ellen Hutson
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
accent: (Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
Copics used:
Mr. Pengwig: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, 0, RV0000, Y38
hat: R37, R17, R14, R43, YG17, YG25, YG03
mug: E27, E25, E23, R37, R17, R14, R43
ice: B000, B0000, 0
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome to Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! If you arrived from Debby's Blog, you are on the right track! If not, you can start the hop from Alexandra's Blog! This is such a fun hop, I am sure you wouldn't want to miss any stop of the hop! =) Here is my card for the hop.


This month's host is Alexandra and she challenged the team to use fairy images on our cards/projects. I love every chance I have to use any of Mo's fabulous fairies! =)


I once again chose to work with the beautiful Fairy Tabia. She is printed on Papertrey Ink's Rustic White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then die cut to size. Glossy Accents was added to the bubbles for a little texture.


The sentiment die is from Papertrey Ink and it's coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. I also added Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen to her wings. Since I am dressing her up as a holiday fairy, sparkles is a requirement! =)

That's all from me. It's time to send you to Vili's Blog! Don't forget to leave comments along the way. TWO lucky commenter will each receive a $5 gift certificate to use in Mo's Digital Pencil Have fun hopping and good luck! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

supplies:
cardstock: (Pure Poppy, Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
accents: (enamel dots) My Mind's Eye, (Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries, (glitter pen) ZIG
dies: (Tipped Tops, Holiday Double Cuts) Papertrey Ink
tools: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R22, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
wings: YG25, YG03, YG01, YG00, YG0000
dress, shoes: R39, R37, R17, R14, R43
bubbles: Y28, Y26, Y21, Y11
ground: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E0000, 0
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Sunday, all! =) There is a new challenge up over at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog!


It's another "Anything Goes" challenge this week, so let your creative juice run wild and create a card/project for a chance to win! Here is my card for the challenge.


It's a very simple card, but with some fun textures. =)


I once again inked up the cute rocking horse from Knick Knacks set, colored it with Copic markers then hand cut him out.


To create the textured background, I die cut Retro Arrow from cardstock and used the cutout as my stencil with light modeling paste on the card front. The sentiment is included in the Knick Knacks set.

That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this challenge by clicking on the links below.


  • Alice ---- That's me! =)



  • Angeline



  • Erin



  • Jenny



  • Savannah


  • You have until November 22nd 11:59pm PST to enter for a chance to win. For all the challenge details, please visit Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog! I can't wait to see what you create! =)

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamps: Paper Smooches
    dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Black) Simon Says Stamp
    die: (Retro Arrow) Paper Smooches
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (light modeling paste) Liquitex, (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used: E59, E57, E55, R37, R17, R14, Y38, Y35, Y08, E37, E35, E33
    card size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Mary & Snowy

    Happy Friday, my friends! =) Here is a card showcasing some of the new stamps from the A Charming Winter collection released by Purple Onion Designs.


    Umm... I only realized that the trees shouldn't be so green if there is snow on the ground after this card was made. Please imagine a parallel universe where this does happen. =)


    Once again, some masking was done to make this scene happen (not just parallel universe). Mary and Snowy are stamped first. After masking them, I stamped Lighted Trees over to create the scene. The images are then partial hand cut to fit in the Polaroid die cut frame.


    I stamped the versatile Dusting of Snow with Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink on the card base to add to the wintery look. The patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn's Snow Day collection. The merry die is from Papertrey Ink and it's coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles. I also added Glossy Accents to the lights for a little texture.

    That's all for now. For more inspirations using stamps from Purple Onion Designs, please visit Purple Onion Designs Blog! =)

    Have a cozy day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
    rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs
    patterned paper: Lawn Fawn
    dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
    pigment ink: (Unicorn white) Hero Arts
    accents: (Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Distress Stickles) Ranger Industries
    dies: (Polaroid frame) Paper Smooches, (merry) Papertrey Ink
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    Snowy: E35, E33, E31, R20, E27, E25, E23, YR68, YR18
    Mary: E19, E17, E15, E13, E11, R20, Y38
    hats: R37, R17, R14, BG49, BG57, BG45, BG53, YG99, YG97, YG95
    trees: E59, E57, E55, YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
    lights: B28, YR09, Y38, BG45, R17, RV19
    snow: B000, B0000, 0
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    CAS(E) This Sketch #100!

    Hello, my friends! =) It's time for a new sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch! First is the sketch.


    It's Sketch #100 and we have all of our past design team members playing along with us this week! There is also something very special for the winner this week, so come play with us! Here is my take on the sketch.


    Very simple one layer card this time. =)



    I inked Simon Says Stamp's All in a Line (no longer available) stencil with several distress inks to get the look I wanted. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Compact Sentiments - Part Two set.

    That's all from me. Don't forget to check out what all the current and past designers came up with to celebrate the 100th sketch and the challenge details over at CAS(E) This Sketch! =)

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamp: (sentiment) Waltzingmouse Stamps
    dye inks: (Black) Simon Says Stamp, (Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn) Ranger Industries
    accents: (yellow, orange, green sequins) Avery Elle
    stencil: (Simon Says Stamp
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    Stinkin' Cute

    Hello, my friends! =) Here is a card for the Thinking of You challenge over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog.


    I was really happy to finally ink up this adorable little guy! =)


    The images from Simon Says Stamp's Stinkin' Cute set are stamped on watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.


    The sentiment is from For the Record set also by Simon Says Stamp. The rest of the card is finished with some of my beloved Japanese washi tapes and enamel dots. =)

    Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor paper) Strathmore Artist Papers
    clear stamps: Simon Says Stamp
    dye inks: (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo) Ranger Industries
    color medium: (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor) ZIG
    accents: (enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
    stickers: (all Japanese washi tapes) mt Kamoi
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

    Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect Challenge

    Happy Sunday, my friends! Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend! =) It's time for a new challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog!


    It's a new Picture Perfect Challenge this week! Here is the inspiration photo.


    Create a card/project based on the inspiration photo for a chance to win! Here is my card.


    I took the colors from the photo and used them on an unconventional holiday card. =)


    The stamps are from A Holiday Holiday set and the patterned paper is from October Afternoon's Public Library 8x8 Paper Pad. I just freehand cut those holy leaves for embellishments.

    That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this challenge by clicking on the links below.


  • Alice ---- That's me! =)



  • Angeline



  • Erin



  • Jenny



  • Savannah



  • You have until November 15th 11:59pm PST to enter for a chance to win. For all the challenge details, please visit Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog! I can't wait to see what you create! =)

    Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink
    clear stamp: Paper Smooches
    patterned paper: October Afternoon
    dye ink: (Classic Kraft) Papertre Ink
    archival ink: (Coffee) Ranger Industries
    accents: (wood dots) Theresa Collins/Nine & Co.
    stickers: (kraft script Japanese washi tape) Classiky
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

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