Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mojo Monday

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We were hit with a winter storm, but what good weather for crafting! I'd like to share with you my card for Mojo Monday 123. That's a lot of challenges! This is actually the first time I have entered this challenge. The rules were to design a card with a supplied sketch. I chose "Chelsea" from The Greeting Farm:
I had some bright and cheery design paper with paisleys and of course I had to emboss my card stock with paisleys. This kind of melts the winter time blues.
About my card:
Making Memories "Simply Fabulous" design paper
SU card stock
Prima hydrangea and Martha Stewart punched hydrangeas
Dew drops, flower jewelry, green stickles
Copics: E000, E00, R11, R20, R22, E13, E18, E19, Y38, YG0000
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow

I am so Excited to be able to share this card with you today!!! The Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team and I have been working hard behind the scene creating cards to share with you for the Grand Opening. We couldn't resist holding back!! We want to share with you just a preview of what is to come.
Spring Flourish
This is a lovely vintage design, just one of many. I think the design paper from Laura Ashley is a perfect background for this beautiful flourish of flowers. I added a flourished label, also available from Sugar Creek Hollow. I used Prismacolor Pencils and chalk to color my designs. To achieve more of a vintage look, I added die cut embellishments courtesy of Spellbinders. A satin ribbon completes my card.
Want to earn this digi for FREE? Become a Sugar Creek Hollow Follower. Be the 150th or 200th follower and you will receive a FREE digi of your choice!!! Deadline is February 7th at 10pm eastern time. The winner will be announced on February 8th Preview Week! Please visit the rest of our lovely team by clicking on their links listed here: Design Team Coordinator: Joseline Kristina Cheri Cassandra Cassie Joan Stephanie Marsha (me!) Dani
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Soft Pencil Challenge 16

This week's Soft Pencil challenge was to create a friendship card. I chose "Taking Care of Flowers" which is such a cute digital stamp! I think I'm longing for Spring - flowers, pollen, etc.
About my card:
DCWV Nana's Nursery design paper
Canson and SU card stock
Martha Stewart hydrangea punch
Nestabilities, Dew Drops, misc. ribbon
Copics: R20, R11, YR0000, YR00, YR21, Y17, Y0000, YG03, YG11, YG63, E000, E00, E31, E33, E39
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio, Buster and Wink

This digi stamp from Pixie Dust Studio really caught my eye! This is just one of the cutest digi images I have seen. This will be perfect for my grandson's birthday cards. I knew as soon as I purchased this what design paper I would use. DCWV "All About the Boys" has as you can see, a design in their collection with airplanes on it. Isn't this just too perfect?
I wanted a banner to be towed by the plane to display my sentiment "Dare to dream". I did not have one, so I designed one myself and printed the sentiment with my Design Runner. The stars were a must since they were on the DP and were cut with my Creative Memories star punch.
About my card:
DCWV All About the Boys
SU and misc. cardstock
Copics: E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, E39, R11, R27, R29, R37, R59, B32, BG0000, C7, Y17, Y38 and YRY16
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What's Your Indulgence? Twisted Thursday Challenge #40

That's the theme of the blog hop going on over at Shirleys2girls. The blog hop started on Jan. 21st and ends tomorrow with the Twisted Thursday challenge. There is a whole new line of digi stamps catering to "Indulgence". I just did finish this card by the skin of my teeth!
This is just one of the many images available and there's digi paper too! All my DP is digital except for the pink and white polka dot. I'm not going to post my supplies since it is so late, but it you'd like a list please email me and I'll be glad to provide it.
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Pixie Dust Studio Challenge #5, Sparkle and Glitter

This my my entry for this week's Pixie Dust Studio Challenge. This digital stamp is "Forest Friends Princess and Peek-a-boo". I had a lot of fun adding all the Stickles to my card and using my Marvy "Snow Marker" to the bunny (not sure this is visible in my photo).
About my card:
Basic Grey Sugar Rush Design Paper
SU Cardstock
ribbon slide
Martha Stewart heart punches
satin and organza ribbon
Copics: YR16, Y21, Y38, YG06, YG11, YG14, B0000, B23, B32, E33, E35, E39, E99, E97
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Flutterby Wednesday Challenge #93

Here is my entry for tomorrow's Flutter By Challenge. This week we had to create a card with a butterfly, fairy or angel and use embossing. I chose "Lily Valentine Fairy" from Pink Dust Studios.
About my card:
Basic Grey Sugar Rush Design Paper
SU cardstock and ribbon
Martha Stewart heart punch
heart and keys charms
Copics: E000, E00, E33, B39, B45, R0000, R05, R11, R20, R32, Y17
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Announcing... A New Store Opening... Paper Jewel Stamps!

I'm so excited to be able to announce the opening of Paper Jewel Stamps, the newest home for Mimo, Mimosa and friends. These little cuties are the creation of Bildmalarna Stamps - this is "Mimosa With Flower Basket", just one of many available for purchase:
She is just so adorable and I had to have her for my design team badge. Yes! I am also proud to announce that I have been chosen to be on the design team - "thanks Jenny!" Please continue to check out her blog for more news and design team creations beginning in February.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge 13

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge 13 is "Be Inspired". I visited her gallery and was admiring the colors she used in her "Tutti-Fruitti Mermaid" art print. I loved the different colors in this print and decided to use some of these same colors. All of Michelle's digital art is so inspiring and the colors in her prints are rich and vibrant.
I painted the background of my card with Luminarte and also used Luminarte on my embossed Cuttlebug flower.
About my card:
Basic Grey Euphoria collection
"Rosie" digital stamp
PTI and SU cardstock
Luminarte, Stickles and Dew Drops
Prima Hydrangea flowers
Ek Success punch, Nesties and Cuttlebug
Copics: YG06, YG03, R0000, R05, RV42, Bv00, Bv02, BG01, E39, Y17, E00, E000, R20
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pixie Pie Is Chasing Hearts for Paper Sundae

This is the card I made for Paper Sundaes Challenge #1. This is their very first challenge, so I didn't want to miss it! I chose Pixie Dust Studios "Pixie Pie Is Chasing Hearts" for my image.
About my card:
Basic Grey Sugar Rush Collection design paper
Prismacolor pencils
Prima mini roses
Design Runner sentiment
cardstock and ribbon from my stash
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Anyone for Anya?

The card I created today is for the Black & White + 1 challenge on the Anyone for Anya Challenge Blog. I chose to use a stamp from the "Miss Anya Collection" for my card:
Sticking to only one color is challenging! Of course, I chose blue but at least I could use various shades.
About my card:
DCWV Nanna's Kids design paper
SU card stock
Stampin Bella sentiment
flower from my stash
Copics: B93, B95, B97, B0000, C00, C5, C7, BV29, R11, E00, E000
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Soft Pencil Challenge 15

This is my entry for Soft Pencil Challenge 15. The theme was to create a layout with one of our favorite stamps. I chose "Two Birds and Two Cats". I think the two little birds looking at each other with googlie eyes are just too cute! I just could not make another card using pink and red right now. I chose Basic Grey's Lime Rickey for a refreshing color break.
The colors in this collection are so vibrant and give a perfect background for Michu and Michula.
About my card:
Basic Grey Lime Rickey
Dew Drops
Martha Stewart punch
Tim Holtz's Distressed Ink
SU Cardstock
Copics: B45, Y38, Y17, YR16, R02, R05, R29, C1, C3, C7, YG03, YG06, Yg11
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Challenge , SSS39

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp has a new challenge blog, The Sweet Stop. The challenge this week was to create a card with just a sentiment. I used the verse from Ephesians 5:9 from the digi set "Harvest Fruits". This is the first time I've ever created a card with just a sentiment.
I sponged my verse with distressed ink to make it stand out and added Prima flower jewelry and dew drops to my ribbon.
About My card:
Heidi Grace & Chatterbox design paper
Gold paper from Canson
SpellbindersPendant Die
Pink ribbon from my stash
Dew Drops
Prima flower jewelry
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #13

This weeks's challenge was to create a card using pink, red and chocolate with lots of hearts. I chose Josephine because she looks like a perfect Valentine image.
About my card:
Basic Grey Bittersweet
Copics: E18, E19, E39, E97, E99, R05, R11, R22, R29, YR21, E00 and E000
Pink satin ribbon from stash
Glittered heart embellishment
Tiny hearts from Martha Stewart heart border punch
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S2G Twisted Thursday Challenge #39

Here is my entry for this week's Shirleys2Girls Twisted Thursday Challenge. The challenge was to make "ABC" which means anything but a card. Since I'm having fun decorating *T mailboxes, I decided to enter one of these in the challenge.
These are fun to alter and Emily Giovanni has a great tutorial on these. can't beat the price of these cute little mailboxes - only $1.00!
About my card:
Basic Grey Bittersweet
S2G February digi set
Martha Stewart heart punch
Satin ribbon
Gold Spica pen
Copics: E000, E00, R20, R22, RV42
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Butterfly Fairy

Today I decided to create a card I could use in two different challenges. The layout and digi stamp is from Michelle Perkett Studios and we had to follow a sketch. This is her last challenge (challenge no. 12) on Paper Craft Planet since she now has her own challenge blog. I think I used everything but the kitchen sink on this card. I'm not sure about the design paper, I think it's from Dovecraft but I lost the label so I can't be sure. Anyway, the colors are just so rich and I don't usually use green and purple together so I thought I'd give it a shot!
I'm also entering this card in Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #92. The criteria was to use a butterfly, fairy or angel. Well, I have a Butterfly Fairy and lots of butterflies.
About my card:
Butterfly Fairy stamp from Michelle Perkett Studios
Copcs: V04, V06, V09, R20, R22, R11, E000, E00, Y17, YG11 and RV0000
satin ribbion from my stash
Prima mini roses
Martha Stewart leaf punch and butterfly punch
EK Sucess large swirl flourish punch
Cuttlebug embossing
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Creation

I wanted to make another creation from Sugar Creek Hollow. This time I decided to alter an item. I'm really excited about the *T mailboxes this year. These are probably old news to a lot of you, but I've really had a great time decorating these for Valentine's Day. I followed a tutorial by Emily Giovanni. I cut my design paper 4"x12" and allowed for a 1/2" hole punched where the flag is located. Both ends of the mailbox are removable so I traced around them with the same DP. I decided to cover the flag and stem and add some Martha Stewart punched hearts. The "Forever" sentiment from Sugar Creek Hollow was cut with a Nestability die and I colored the edge with a Krylon gold leafing pen. The outer edge of the mailbox end pieces are covered with 1/4" ribbon.
Basic Grey Bittersweet
Prima mini roses
Krylon gold leafing pen
Martha Stewart punches
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pixie Pie!

I just discovered the cutest image from Pixie Dust Studio, "Pixie Pie" and she is a freebie right now. I thought she would be such a cutie for some Valentine cards, I just love the "attitude"! I know this will come as a shock, but I did not use my Copics to color her - I used my Prismacolor Pencils. I have seen some very amazing art work done with Prisma's and you can either color light or go for a deeper, richer color. Here is my card:
I decided to go all pink for this card, one of my favorite colors for creating girlie cards.
About my card:
Design paper - Bittersweet by Basic Grey
Card stock - Stamping Up
Hearts - Nestabilities
Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder
Pearl Dewdrops
White gel pen
ribbon from my stash
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fantastic News!

I am thrilled, honored and blessed to announce my selection as a Design Team member for Sugar Creek Hollow! They are brand new and will be featuring vintage and primitive digi stamp designs. The grand opening is March 1st, but I'd like to share a preview of two of their stamps in the easel card I created:
Isn't this perfect for a Valentine's Day card? I just love the filigree heart and sentiment. Be sure and check out their site - if you become a follower you can get the latest updates and be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. And who has enough stamps anyway??
About my card:
Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection
DCWV Sweet Stack
Copic Markers - R37, R85, RV29
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Gift Card

I needed a gift card holder in a hurry for a birthday card I had previously made with Lockhart's "Cupcakes in the Window" (for once I had the perfect one on hand!). First, I must give credit to Jenn Balcer. I read her tutorial here on Splitcoaststampers and CASE'd part of it. Here are pictures of my card and matching gift card holder:
I chose a pattern from Basic Grey's "Wisteria" collection and cut pieces to fit the outside of the holder between the scored lines. I did not have a coin envelope, so I improvised by cutting a clasp envelope 2 5/8"W x 4 1/8" L at the base of the envelope measuring from the outer adhered edge. I glued the one open side of my coin envelope with adhesive. I then used a SU punch to notch the open edge of the envelope. Then I adhered the patterned paper to the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" CS and glued this to the outside of the coin envelope. Next, I glued the coin envelope to the inside of my largest strip of CS.
I glued a button securely to the outside edge of the CS. The holder closes by tucking the opposite end under the button. Here is a picture of the decorated coin holder:
All you have to do next is slip the gift card inside. Another alternative would be to glue the gift card holder directly inside your card. This was quick and easy, now that's something we all need once in a while!
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

SoftPencil Challenge 14

I'd like to show you my entry for this week's Softpencil challenge. This week we were to create a card using red, olive green and cream/ivory. I used two of Elizabeth's new Valentine digis, "You're My Valentine" and "A Lovely Couple". I started out with one idea in mind but the card kept changing. If I did not know better, I would think sometimes they develop their own character in the creation process.
My card stock and polka dot design paper is from SU. My other design paper is from my stash. I created my hearts with a Nestability set and my "flower" was created with a Martha Stewart punch and decorated with a Prima Stud.
Copic markers were my choice for coloring using: R21, R37, YR21, Y17, Y0000, YG03, YG63, YG67, , E35, E33, E31, E00, R20 and C1. I did use some SU chalk to color the "You're My Valentine" heart.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sophie G Moose Thank You

This is my first card using Sophie G Moose. I'm new to the Riley/Sophie G Moose stamps. A precious friend of mine gave me a Christmas present I will treasure forever, a crocheted Scripture Afghan. I wanted to find the perfect thank you card to give to her. When I saw this image, I knew it was perfect!
I used SU print pack for my design paper and also for the coordinating MS floral lace borders. I added the ball fringe for some pizazz. Copic markers were my choice for coloring using: R20, R21, R37, E00, E31, E33, E35, YG03, YG63, YG67, Y0000, Y17, YR21 and C1.
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Crafty Critter Challenge #16

This week's Crafty Critter Blog Group challenge was to create a Valentine card using only the colors pink, red, white and black (only as an accent, not a color).
I used a Magnolia Tilda I purchased last year for Valentine cards - I love the little tag she is holding because it is perfect for a sentiment. The sentiment "be mine" was printed with my Xyron Design Runner. I used DCWV's Sweet Collection and a SU print pack for the other design papers (courtesy of my blog group). My Valentine heart was cut out with my "Nestie" heart set. Black accents were made with an EK Success border punch.
This is the list of Copic colors I used: R22, R20, R11, RV0000, E000, E00, E39, E35, E31 and YR21.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shirleys2Girls Challenge #38

While I"m on a roll today, I decided to post my challenge card for Shirley's 2 Girls. My entry for this week followed a sketch and had to include hearts as the "twist". I may have gotten carried away with all my hearts, but this was loads of fun! I used digi "In the Air".
I also used a heart digi from Verve. My DP is DCWV's Sweet Collection. I cut an additional heart with my nesties for my sentiment. I used the following Copics: E39, E35, E31, E00, E000, Yr00, Y17, R59, R37, R33, R29, R22, R20 and R11.
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Flutterby Wednesday Challenge

I can't believe I am actually participating in my second Flutterby Wednesday Challenge! This is challenge #91. The theme is supposed to be "new". This is a new image I just purchased from Michelle Perkett and I just adore "Forest Fairy". Luckily, I was able to also submit this for Michelle's monochromatic challenge.
I used fabric behind my image and then mounted this on card stock which I punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I then added lace around the bottom of her gown and then added a wisp of tulle with a beaded stickpin.
I used the following Copics: B0000, B00, B02, B12 and B93.
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