Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crafters of Faith January Blog Hop

Good morning!  We went from winter last week (even snow!) to spring like weather - we're supposed to have temps in the 70's today.  I can remember being able to store my spring and summer clothes during the winter, but not anymore.

Today I have a card for our monthly blog hop.  I belong to the Crafters of Faith blogging group on Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge is hosted by Sharon this month and she has asked us to use both old and new stash and tell what's old and new.  We were also challenged to use a new technique.  Here's my creation:

I used Flourishes Lenten Rose stamp for my image and colored with my Copic markers.  I used a new embossing folder (new to me), Cuttlebug's Julie's Garden.  My SU border punch is old, as well as my ribbon and SU card stock.  My hearts were cut with a Creative Memories punch which I still consider "new".  My new technique is Triple Stamping by Joan Ervin and is listed under tutorials at Splitcoaststampers.

This was fun trying out something new!  Please take a moment and visit my blogging sister's blogs, you make get inspired to try a new technique!  They are listed on my sidebar.

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate your support and love reading all your comments!

Challenges entered:
Joan's Gardens Blog challenge:   use pink and white, at least one heart, pretty border

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Heartfelt Creations January Alumni Blog Hop

The last Tueday of the month is set aside for the monthly Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop.  I have used  Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose House to create my cheery yellow card.   If you arrived here from Clare's blog then you are on the right track.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning with Dina's blog so you don't miss any of these beautiful creations!

My card panel is Stampin Up and I used Georgia Pacific for my base.   I embossed my panel with a Darice embossing folder.   I colored my image with Copic markers and distress inks.   Spellbinders diecuts, Stampin Up ribbon and pearl dew drops complete my creation.

Your next stop on the hop is Lisa's blog and she has a gorgeous creation to share with you!  Be sure to leave a comment on every blog you visit while you're hopping because one randomly chosen commenter will win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  You have until Friday, February 1st at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be announced Saturday, February 2nd at noon,  The winner will need to email Emma Lou with "winner of January Alumni Hop" in subject line.  Here is a complete hop list in case you get lost hopping:

Marsha (you are here)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine Girlie

Today I have another digital image from Whimsy and Stars Studio, definitely "girlie"!  I've evidently been carried away with the "girlie" concept, using all the pink and red.  I kept my design paper choice simple to keep the focus on this adorable digi.

I used Spellbinders Grand Labels One for my card shape.  The heart doily was created with my Cricut and the heart border was made with a Creative Memories punch.  I used my Copics for coloring my image.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  Thanks for visiting my blog and I appreciate all your comments and support.

Valentines with TLC

The weather is cold and blustery in the South.  Our temperatures have been in the twenties and we're expecting snow flurries today.  This is perfect weather to spend in the craft room.  Let me share a little  Valentine TLC with you today.  The two cards I'm featuring today were made with digis from Create with TLC:
I transformed my image from black and white to red and white using Photoshop.  I used a Spellbinders and a Cheery Lynn die to frame my cupid and my heart border was made with a Creative Memories punch.

I also used Photoshop to display my digi in red and white.  My frame and die were made with my Cricut and I added some red burlap for texture.

I have a few more Valentine cards to show you, so stay tuned and thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentines Anyone?

I can't believe how long it has been since my last post, that's what happens when grandchildren come to stay for the week.  We had a super fun time and the time really went by quickly.  I treasure all our time together, they just grow up too fast!  I did make some cards while they were here and today I have a  new Valentine card using Whimsy and Stars Studio Valentine Clownie Bear by Maybelle R.O.:

I just love this cute little bear!  I decided to go with a chocolate and pink color scheme  - even with my Copics.  I kept my design simple using a Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder and a Martha Stewart heart punch to embellish my bow.  Isn't this design paper divine?  This is Bo Bunny's "Crazy Love Kisses".  I'm not sure how long I've had this in my stash, I need to dig further into my "piles".

I'll be posting some more Valentine cards this month, so stay tuned!  Thanks for visiting, I love reading your comments and appreciate all your support.

Challenges entered:
Craftuscrazy Challenge #35 - celebrate love/or are you seeing the color red
The Cutie Pie Challenge #36 - three different textures

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Create with TLC Blog Hop Today!

The big day is finally here, time for the Create with TLC Blog Hop!  There will be free goodies at each designer's blog plus you get to see all the new creations.  I have two new cards to show you today and I'm giving away a digi image and word art, courtesy of Paulette.  Here is my first card featuring the digi "Mythical Bird":

I chose Spellbinders' Decorative Labels Eight to frame my image and Copic markers and distress inks for my coloring. is the free digi!

I also created a second card and used an image and word art from Paulette, the word art is another freebie! 

Now for the hop order!

Marsha (me)

Please be sure to grab the "freebies" after each post.  We'd love to see what you create with these!  

Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy the hop!   I love reading your comments and appreciate all your support!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Angel Heart

Is this not just the perfect name for this delightful digi?  I am having so much fun honing my coloring skills on Maybelle R.O.'s Whimsy and Stars Studio images!  I wish I knew the name of my design paper, I love the richness of these colors:

I used my Copic markers, a Martha Stewart punch and a Creative Memories heart border punch.  I also embossed one of my panels and my heart border.  I love all the different colors in this paper - a virtual smorgasbord to design with!  

I have two more cards I'm working on with some fabulous Whimsy and Stars Valentine digis.  I'll be posting these sometime later his month.   

Have a wonderful weekend and please don't forget our Create with TLC Blog Hop which begins this Sunday!

Challenges entered:
TTCRD Challenge #52 - anything goes

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Whimsy and Stars Studio Bloghop

The big day is finally here - the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog hop!  The design team has been busy creating new cards to share with you featuring Maybelle's new January digi releases now available in her store.  Two lucky random winners will be chosen to receive ONE Digi Stamp of their choice.

I just had to pick Lucy's Cupcake for my card!  My granddaughter Sophia turned 7 years old yesterday and this little cutie made a perfect card for her:

I used Basic Grey's "Lemonade" design paper and colored my image with Copic markers.    I made the pendant banner with my Cricut and the Happy Birthday flag is from Create with TLC.  The grosgrain ribbon is from my stash and the flower medallion is from Martha Stewart.

Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop on the hop is the talented  Melissa's blog.  Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop on the hop to increase your chances of winning a digi of your choice!  

Here is the entire blog hop list in case you get lost along the way:

Marsha  (me)

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you will leave us a comment and take time to visit Maybelle's store.

Whimsy and Stars Blog Hop Coming this week!

Whimsy and Stars Studio will be having a blog hop on January 5th and will be announcing two new digi releases!    Please mark your calendars, all of the design team will be featuring new releases for the hop.

GIVEAWAY - Two random winners will win one digi stamp of their choice.  

Please stop by the Whimsy and Stars Studio shop to see all of Maybelle's Valentine digis.   It's not too early to be planning your Valentine cards for next month!

I love to read your comments!

I love to read your comments!