Monday, June 28, 2010

Thrilled to be a Diva!

Hello and Happy Monday! I was asked to join the Design Divas over at Bella Studio Designs and I just couldn't refuse. If you love cute animals, sweet little girls and fairy images, then you'll want to check out the store. Daphne, the artist, is so talented and her images are just delightful. They also have a challenge blog with weekly challenges every Monday and some fabulous tips and techniques the rest of the week. Stop on over at the Bella Studio Challenge blog and check out the very talented DT, become a follower and leave some love. You can also join the group over at CDAC and grab a fabulous freebie.

So...on to this week's challenge. We were asked to use the Dancing Chick image to make our card. I colored him with copics and inked around the edge of the image with distress inks dried marigold. The heart was done with the scallop heart nestabilies and then embossed with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder. The paper is from MME and the "Live" charm was found at AC Moore in the bead and jewlrey section. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, June 25, 2010

The Stamping Boutique Blog Hop

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for the Stamping Boutique's blog hop. If you're coming here from Michele's page, then your on the right path. If not, please go back to beginning. You won't want to miss all of the wonderful talent on previous pages. The blog order is listed below.

Our theme is sewing and uses the fabulous Cynthia's New Wings image from the Stamping Boutique's Fairy Cynthia line. I colored her with copics and added both spun sugar and vintage photo distress ink. I sewed around each of the edges for the DP and also distressed them with vintage photo. I used Perfect Pearls for the tops of pins and by the wings. The heart punch is from Martha Stewart and the sentiment inside is a freebie from Ginger's House. The With Love ticket is also a freebie from The 80's Me.

Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop on the hop is Donna.

Kym -
Ashley -
Christy -
April -
Tink -
Heather -
Crystal D -
Jan -
Maria -
Mellisa -
Rhonda -
Jana -
Lorie -
Jennifer -
Lisa -
Michele -
Robyn - (you're here)
Donna -
Sheri- (Fink)
Amanda -

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bella Studio Challenge

The challenge over at Bella Studio this week is flowers and pearls. If you haven't been over there to check out there digital images, you just have to see them. They are just the sweetest things. Our friends daughter is celebrating her first birthday and I thought this image would be perfect. I didn't go overboard since this will be going in the mail. I colored the image with copics and added some perfect pearls to the bottom of her dress and on her hat, along with some stickles on the wings and beads on her head. The border punch is from Martha Stewart. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Shirley's 2 Girls is Having a DT Call

I stumbled across this digital stamp company when they were having their April in Paris blog hop and just fell in love with the images. Well, they are having a Design Team call, so I figured I'd give it a try. For the image, I paper peiced it after stamping a background and embossed it with distress inks embossing powder. I also used the same stamp for the other background but didn't emboss it. The postcard stamp is from Prima. I distresed all everything with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks and made the sentiment. I hope you like it. Please stop over at Shirley's 2 Girls and check out the wonderful images they have there. You won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Daughter's First Love

I'm a little late posting this. I just started working again and it's been non-stop since last Wednesday. Unfortunately I did not get to spend the day with my DH but my kids did. I made this for my daughter to give her father and it's so fitting since she's always taken after her father and tries to be just like him. Not to mention she's the spitting image of him (just It also goes along with this week's challenge over at Tiddly Inks. I just love that Christy and her images! The challenge is to use embellishments...lace and/or buttons. For my lace, I actually used a stamp and then embossed it with distress inks embossing powder. I am just loving this stuff. I made the flowers and used a MS punch and one of the new Tim Holtz Sizzix punches for the right side of the card. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


The Stamping Boutique is hosting a second challenge this week over at Card Patterns Weekly Sketch. This is the sketch for this weeks challenge:

I used the Alone image from the Stamping Boutique. I just love this image. I colored it with copics and used some card stock and folded it to resemble scalloped shells and added a pearl to each one. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

One for The Boys

I've got two posts for you today. The Stamping Boutique is hosting the One Stop Craft Challenge this week and theme for the boys. I made this card for my son to give to his father. I used the adorable Boy on the Beach image (it reminds of the my son playing on the beach when he was little). I colored it with copics and distressed around all the edges with distress inks. The sentiment on the tag and inside of the card is a freebie from Gingers House. Be to stop at the Stamping Boutique and check out all the wonderful images there. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge & The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Their challenges run for two weeks. We were asked to create something monochromatic but with a needed to add something with wings. I chose to do beige tones and added a butterfly. The image is from TSB's Little Audrey line and is called Audrey's New Dress. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Distressed Tag

Quick post tonight. Hope everyone had a wonderful day. I made my first tag using the distress inks and distress embossing powders from Tim Holtz. The stamps are also from Tim Holtz, except for the Believe frame. That one is a new line that AC Moore has. I believe it's made by Prima (the print is really small even with my glasses). I bought all five of the ones they had (for $1.99, why not?) They're mostly vintage images. I tried regular embossing for the gold butterflies but I don't think I did it right. Anyhow, for a first go around, I was happy with the result and using it as a bookmark for the book I'm currently reading (Eclipse...I really need to finish it soon before the movie comes out). Also wanted to add that I got this fabulous watermark for my photos from Whimsy Stamps/Rainbow Echo Designs. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #16

The challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's this week is to make your own flowers. One of of friends daughter had her 8th grade graduation this weekend, so I used one of her graduation girl images. Colored her with copics. The paper flowers were cut out with my cricut and assembled using Tim Holtz grunge flower tutorial. I made a card box to go with the card. I just got some distress stickles and thought I would give them a try around the sentiment on the box but was not very happy with it. It comes out very thick. Need to play with it some more. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Materials used:
Image - Sassy Cheryl's
Sentiment on box - freebie from Northern Girl Stamper
Scallop Edges - Sizzix Tim Holtz Die
Scallop Punch - Martha Stewart
Heart Punch - Quickcuts

Friday, June 11, 2010

1st Birthday Card

Another post this morning. My internet has been acting so wonky the last couple days, I figured I'd get in as much as I could now. This card is for my cousin's baby. Let me just say...there really aren't many images out there for baby's 1st birthday. The image I used is from the talented Beccy. She has some fabulous freebies on her blog here. I made some paper flowers for embellies and created a box for the card to go in. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Materials used:
Paper - Best of K&C Company Too
Martha Stewart Punch
Leaves, Scallop Circle, Heart - Quickutz 2x2 dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Belles & Whistle Ribbons & Punches

This week over at the Belles-n-Whistles challenge blog we asked to create something using ribbon and punches. I used the Wishes stamp. I distressed all the paper edges with distress ink and punched away. I didn't realize till I finished my card that I didn't add any ribbon, so weak as it is, I put some below the butterfly. The paper flowers were cut using my cricut and assembled using Tim Holtz Grunge Flowers technique. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Materials used:
Scallop borders - Martha Stewart doiley punch
Leaves, Scrolls, Butterfly, button tabs - Quickutz Squeeze tool and 2x2 dies
Papers - K&C Company
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Tea Stain

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Stamping Boutique & 2S4Y

Hello Everyone. I'm posting this a little late today due to my internet service being out since last night. The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring this week's challenge over at 2Sketches4You. If your the lucky winner, you get a $25.00 gift certificate from The Stamping Boutique. Using this week's layout over at 2S4Y, I colored the Cynthia Gathering Mushrooms image from TSB with copics and added some glitter to the mushrooms and her wings. I made the ticket using MS Paint and used a regular hole punch to cut the corners. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Materials used:
Image - The Stamping Boutique's Cynthia Gathering Mushrooms
Paper - DCWV Linen's and Things
Butterflies - Martha Stewart Punch
Leaves - Quickutz 2x2 die

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Belles & Whistle First Challenge

Belles and Whistles has started sponsering challenges on their blog. You can check it out here. Well lucky for me, my first Belles and Whistles stamps arrived last week. I just love Elisabeth Bell's designs. The challenge this week was to create your own flowers. I found a tutorial on YouTube that shows how to use the Tim Holtz grunge flowers technique using your Cricut to cut the flowers. I used plain white paper and inked the edges a soft pink and sprayed them with some homemade glimmer mist. I was really pleased how they turned out. The sentiment was stamped onto a ticket I downloaded from The 80's Me. She has some really great freebies on her site. I love the sheet music paper I've been seeing on a lot cards lately and found this free download at Carol Annes Boutique. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Materials Used:
Image - Belles & Whistles Tea Time
Cardstock - DCWV Linens-n-Things
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spun Sugar for flowers, Bundled Sage for paper edges
Paper Leaves - Quickutz 2x2 die

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Stamping Boutique Fairy Cynthia

Happy Saturday everyone! Today's card is using an image from the fabulous Stamping Boutique. This is from the Fairy Cynthia line and just adorable. I colored her with copics and used my distress inks on everything. You can't really tell in the picture but I add a glimmer mist to the image edges and embellishments. This was my first time using a glimmer mist and I just love it. I made a homemade version of it that I found on the web. You would think living in a city as big as Philadelphia, that there would an abundance of crafting stores, but no, we just have ACMoore, Michaels and Joann's. Your very basic essentials.

Anyhow, if you're fans of PCP or SNR, there's a new group site out there for digital stampers only created by Priscilla Styles. It's called Crafter's Digital Art Center. They are having a monthly challenge with an "Anything Goes" theme.

Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sassy Studio Designs Anniversary Relay - Day 4

Well it's day 4 (and the final day) of the Sassy Studio Designs Anniversary Relay. Here's the card I made using the Sassy Mad Hatter. Stop on over to check out the new releases. Keeping this post short tonight. Allergies are getting the best of me again and I can barley see straight (as you can tell from my poor picture taking). Thanks for stopping by!!