Monday, May 31, 2010
It's day 3 of the Sassy Studio Designs Anniversay Relay. Today's freebie for playing along was this cute Sassy Witch. I used some digital papers that had a Halloween feel to them and plain orange and black cardstock. Colored her with Copics and used a nestability to cut out the image and inked some orange around the edges. Hope you like her. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Sassy Studio Designs is having a relay this weekend to celebrate their one year anniversary. Use the freebie image of Sassy Cassie (you can snag it on the blog here) and create something with it and post it by 9:00 AM Sunday. If you do this, you will get another freebie for Sunday. If you complete something both days, you will get a third freebie for playing along.
Thanks for stopping by. Off to bed I go!!!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Another post today. I've been playing all morning. This week's theme for Sassy Cheryl's challenge is "Punches". I used my Martha Stewart punch for the layered scallops and my Quickutz corners die and butterfly die punches for embellishments. The image is Sweet Pea and colored with copics.
Well, unfortunately I need to clean and get ready to watch my Flyers dominate in the Stanely Cup Playoffs tonight...GO FLY BOYS!!! Thanks for stopping by.
Hello, I'd like to share my card for this week's Tiddly Inks Challenge. The theme this week is "Bling". Christy also posted a very sad yet thoughtful story on her blog. So...my card will not sit around and collect dust like the rest of my cards. It will be going to send wishes of happiness to Lisa's sister.
Christy is in the land of Princesses this week and has created some new and wonderful images for purchase at the store. I used the "Kiss Me" image and used my new nestabilities to cut her out and frame her. I had some flowers cut out by cricut which I colored with copics, then added some glitter. I added glitter to her dress and the vines around the flowers. Rhinestones were added to the flower centers and to each of the corners. The corners were created with my new Quitcutz die (I bought a lot of new toys this week).
Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday weekend.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
This week's challenge is circles and ribbon or lace. I got to play with my new toy today. I gave in and bought a Sizzix Big Kick today and some of the new Tim Holtz on the edge dies. The leafy scrolls around the sentiment were made with my new Quickutz die that arrived in the mail yesterday. The image is Michelle's Emerald Enchantment (isn't it lovely!). I used a lace ribbon for the left border that I found at the dollar store. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I am so excited to have been chosen for the The Stamping Boutique Design Team. What a wonderful group of ladies. I should also mention that their digital stamps are absolutely adorable. Head on over to The Stamping Boutique and check them out.
You can also find them at Paper Craft Planet and SNR Universe.
We were asked to create a card to introduce ourselves on the DT blog. It was a crazy day today (I had a job interview...YAY!!) but managed to whip this one up. This was a freebie I had that TSB offered on split coast stampers. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The challenge this week over at Prairie Fairy Fridays is to create a Tent Card. I used the Summer Fun image, colored with copics. The paper is from Joann Fabrics Super Stack 6 which is beach word theme and sandy paper on the bottom which I scalloped and layered. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, May 21, 2010
The challenge this week over at Tiddly Inks is to create a card without using any desinger papers. So, I decided to use the Angel Q digi and cut out a cloud and used it to stamp a cloud background. I also cut out another cloud and embossed it to put under the Angel Q stamp. The star border at the top was cut out with my cricut and of course glitter was added here and there to help make the image stand out. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Happy Thursday everyone! Today's card is for the Prairie Fairy Fridays challenge. This is the first image I've done from Prairie Fairy (and it was a freebie too!!). I used an easel card layout (this has become one of my favorite layouts). The challenge was to create a card using flowers, whether it be papers or embellishments. I just got the Bloom & Grow paper pack from My Mind's Eye (some really beautiful designs in this one) and found something to match the colors I had already used for the image. I decided to cut the image out and add pop dots to the wings and bottom of the dress to give her some dimension. I really like the combination of colors. Hope you do too. Now, on to my next challenge card. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Stamping Boutique is looking for new designers, so I thought...Why not? I created the card above using one of their Little Audrey images. She's colored with Copics. I made the flower using the techinque from the Whiff of Joy tutorial section. Instead of using distress inks, I tried something different this time and colored it with my Copics. I was very pleased with the result. I also tried something new and paper pierced a design on the right side of the card using a template from Fred She Said. It was a little time consuming, but well worth the effort. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.
The 2Sketches4You challenge this is being sponsored by the Stamping Boutique. They have some really great digital stamps for sale. I love that they also have accessories to go with their Audrey stamps. I just bought some yesterday and can't wait to start merging them with the other stamps I already have. For this card, I used the "An Uncommond Friendship" digital stamp and colored it with Copics. I followed the sketch for this week's challenge and also added some flourishes on each side of the image that were cut out using my Cricut Expression. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Since I felt guilty about being lazy yesterday and not cleaning, I made up for it today. Whew...I'm exhausted. The happiness I was feeling last week to have my son home from college has sadly faded. Now...it's back to 3:00 AM feedings and leaving a mess for me in the mornings and a clothing trail throughout the house and...blah, blah, blah. Anyhow, I did manage to get my card done for this week's Sassy Cheryl's challenge. We were asked to use the layout provided by this month's challenge host. I think it's time for a new camera, because I couldn't get a decent picture after many, many tries. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Well...I was true to my word as stated in my earlier post. I ignored my messy house (which is very difficult for me) and chose to do nothing but color up some images and make some stuff and sit myself in front of the TV. This project was made for the "Dare to be Sassy Thursdays". The asked to make a bookmark using one of their images. If you like sexy "vixen" type images, then head over there and check them out. I purchased this a while ago and just haven't gotten around to using it yet. I just love anything with martini glasses. And...since I just became a Twilight addict, I can use it for the last two books I just bought in the series. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.
This week over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog, we were asked to use the colors orange, yellow and turquoise. I used Christy's tooth fairy image. I just love this since you don't see many cards you can use for your little one losing a tooth. I colored her with copics and used an easel card format. The sentiment is from Michelle Perkett's designs. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!
It's a beautiful Saturday here in Philly, so I've decided to ignore the mess my children have made in the house and work on some cards. This week's challenge over at Michelle Perkett's is to do some distressing. I chose her lovely Amore Fairy image and colored her with copics and distressed it with Tim Holtz distress ink. I created an easel card and added a layer of purple cardstock, which I crumpled up and inked around the edges, then tore the edges of the pattern paper on top of that. The flowers were cut with my cricut and inked with Tim Holtz distress inks and misted with water, then scrunched up and dryed with my hair dryer. The leaves were also cut with my cricut and inked. And finally a touch of glitter for the flowers and leaves. I'm also entering this in a few other challenges. Hope you enjoyed. Have a great weekend!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
It's seems flowers are it this week. Several of the challenges I enjoy are using flowers for their themes. And who doesn't like flowers. This cute turtle was one of the freebies from Bugaboo Stamps. The flowers were cut using my cricut. Pretty basic. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Hello and thanks for joining us for the first Tiddly Inks Blog Hop. If you are coming from Carisa's page, then you are on the right track. If not, please go back to the Tiddly Inks Blog to start at the beginning .
We were asked to create a card using one of Christy's Buggy images. They are all so adorable, it's hard to choose one. I used her "Happy Day Set" and created a stairstep card. I used my copics to color the image and added some glitter to the cupcakes. I also made a cupcake card which holds a gift card to go along with it. The template for the cupcake card can be found at Valita's Designs & Fresh Folds http://valitasfreshfolds.blogspot.com. She has some really cute templates there.
Well, thanks for stopping by and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you mothers. The next stop on the hop is Maria http://www.joyfulstamper.blogspot.com
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Happy Wednesday!! This week's challenge is to create a card using the picture provided as inspiration. I'm a little late getting my Mother's Day cards done and out in the mail, so I decided to use this challenge to create one for my mother. I used an easel card layout and the patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Blooming Garden. The image is colored with Copics. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Good morning. I just wanted to add a little to note about some awesome digital stamps from Tiddly Inks! Christy Croll is the artist and she has some really fabulous stuff. I found Tiddly Inks on Paper Craft Planet and immediately joined after seeing what cute stuff she has. She offers a free digital stamp on Tuesdays to her followers at PCP...so go check it out and become a member http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/tiddlyinksdigitals
She just opened her new store and is adding new images regularly. May 5th from 12PM - 10PM, she is having a sale...50% off all images. Who doesn't love a sale...RIGHT? Head on over and check out her stuff. You won't be disappointed!
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
With the crazy week I had, I didn't think I would get to all the cards for my favorite challenges. It's amazing what you can get done when you've been up since 5:00 AM (if you didn't see my earlier post, my dogs felt it was necessary to get me up that early just so they could munch on some grass!!!) Well...anyhow, here's my card for this week's challenge over at Michelle Perkett's Challenge blog. We were to use the sketch provided or our favorite image. Michelle has so many wonderful images, it's hard to choose one as a favorite. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.
This week's challenge was to create a shaped card. I chose to make a lemon shape and used MelJen's latest freebie "When Life Gives You Lemons..." I used my Texture Boutique to add some dimension to the card and distressed the edges of everything with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in olive. On to my next challenge card. Thanks for stopping by.
It's been a crazy week and I haven't had much time to work on much of anything. Since my dogs decided to get me up at 5:00 AM to go outside and eat grass, I figured I get a few cards in. This week's challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's was to use one all white on white, except for the image. I chose her Flower Girl image and decided to take a break from the copics and colored with prisma pencils and OMS. I used several different textures using my Texture Boutique and made the flourish on the side of the image with my Cricut. I think the white on white really makes the image pop. Thanks for stopping by.