Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dare to Dream

It has been one heck of a two weeks around here. I feel like crafting is the one thing that gives me so much joy but life has gotten in the way and it has been left behind. Somehow there just needs to be more than 24 hours in a day. I did get a chance to play a little this evening and make this card. I was inspired by the absolutly beautiful day we had today and added the sweet butterfly chipboard sticker. I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch # 13

I am back from a wonderful vacation with my girls and now back to playing again with all of my crafting toys. Todays sketch is just a fun sketch you can use with just about any image. I used another digital stamp from Mo's Digital pencil.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mo's digital pencil Honey bringing tea towel
Paper: SU orange
Pattern Paper: TPC studio-Sunny Bunny Argyle
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: E33,34,35,37,39 Y11,13,15,17 YR15 RV23
Misc: SU ribbon, Silk Flower, SU circle punches

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch 12

Todays sketch is a fun whimsical sketch. I remember seeing a card like this once so I can't claim the entire sketch, but I liked the idea and decided to make it this weeks project. It is not too hard, so I hope you get a chance to give it a try.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU "echoes of kindness"
Paper: SU black, amethyst, white
Pattern Paper: SU 6x6 pack
Ink: SU amethyst, lavendar lace, artichoke, celery momento black
Misc: Spellbinders oval and scallop oval

Friday, March 19, 2010

Owl Friends

For today's creation I used those cute little owl embellishments I bought not too long ago. The leaves are made with spellbinders and are cut, embossed and stenciled. I thought it would be nice to make just everyday note card today..Just for when I might need one.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: no stamps today
Paper: DCWV Sping Stack
Pattern Paper: DCWV Spring mat stack
Misc: La Petites Owl foam stickers, Spellbinders Leaves

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Copic Challenge 56

Today's challenge was with some really pretty colors. I had so much trouble last week, so it was nice to work with some colors I like to play with all the time. I have never actually used these colors in particular in my projects, so it was nice to find a new match. The girl is a digital stamp from Mo's digital pencil shop. I am still trying to get use to the digital stamps, but there are some amazing designs you can't get as stamps. Once I get the printing down, I won't mind I am sure. If you would like to try the copic challenge, click here and head on over to their blog and give it a try..And remember, you don't need the exact colors, you can use something similar or close.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mo's digital pencil "Alice in pencil"
Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst
Pattern Paper: K&Co sparkly sweet double sided
Ink: Almost amethyst, Black
Copic Markers: BV02,01 G02 B32,34,37 E00,97 R20 Y21,11
Misc: scallop punch, pearls, primas

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Copic Challenge 55

Okay..This was a tough color combo for me. I could not figure out what I wanted to do all week and here is the little guys I came up with. The card design was another challenge from ISC. It was a fun new fold and besides coordinating all my cardstock it was a pretty simple design. Click here for a link to the ccopic challenge...

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts "woodland critters"
Paper: SU Sage, Naturals White
Pattern Paper: SU in full bloom
Ink: Momento black, SU artichoke and mellow moss
Copic Markers: C7,5,3 W7,5,3 BG99,96,93

Try it Tuesday time!! Rubber Band Background

Today for "Try it Tuesday" I tried the "rubber band background" technique. It was a lot of fun and it was really easy to do. Just wrap a couple rubber bands around your brayer, ink it up and brayer your plain paper. I turned the paper a different direction for each color to mix it up a bit. I left the card pretty simple so I could still see the background. I was going to take off the butterfly and add a small circle or something, but gosh those embellishments were sticky and wouldn't come back off. It's something I will definitely try again! Enjoy
Card Recipe:
Paper: SU Lavender lace and Certainly Celery
Pattern Paper: K&Co
Ink: SU celery, lavander lace and teal
Misc: K&Co butterfly and happy birthday rub on

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Flower pot card gone wild!

I needed to make an Easter basket shaped card for a challenge this week at ISC. I thought well, I just learned how to do this flower pot card on Try it Tuesday, why not make it a little bigger and give it a try! I used my Cricut tags cartridge on blackout to make an oval for the insert. The outside to me looks a bit like a purse when I keep it alone, but I thought it turned out adorable.
I think I will have to try to purposely make a purse one day..I know just a birthday girl who would love it.

Super Saturday Sketch #11

Today's sketch is just a simple everyday sketch..Sometimes I like getting back to a basic card and that is just what I wanted to do with this one..It's a lot easier to mail too!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: House-Mouse "air head"
Paper: Bazzil "wildberry pie" scraps
Pattern Paper: K&Co mat stack "poppy seed"
Ink: Momento black and SU rose red
Copic Markers: E37,35,33,31 B97,93,91

Friday, March 12, 2010

Life is what you make it

Well...I can't say much about these little house-mouse cuties...I think they speak for themselves. Everyone needs a little pampering from time to time!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: House-Mouse "pampered guinea"
Paper: Bazzil-wildberry pie, SU chocolate chip..and scraps
Pattern Paper: scraps
Ink: Momento black
Copic Markers: R81,83,85,20,22 V12,15,93,91
Y15 N5,3,2,1,0 BG22 B00,05 BV00
Misc: stickles

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thank you " Stamp Galaxy"

I won the challenge on the copic colour challenge a few weeks back. Galaxy Stamps sent me this adorable stamp as my prize. He is from a line of toodles and binks stamps that are just too adorable. I was able to pick two stamps so I can't wait to share another project with you brought to you by these fun stamps. Thanks again Galaxy Stamps!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Toodles and binks "guiseppe forks"
Paper: coredinations
Pattern Paper: TPC Studio "sunny bunny spring flowers"
Ink: Momento black, SU pumpkin pie
Copic Markers: E42,44,45,35,37 YG67,63 B97, R85, V15
Misc Primas, bling, SU punches

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Try it Tuesday--Flower pot card

Today's try it Tuesday card is a fun flowerpot card. The insert comes out to reveal the sentiment for the card. It was actually lots of fun to put together. I really want to give this one another try with some larger flowers.
For directions click here

Have a lovely day

This is one of my stamps from our craft lounge. They have great stamps that are great for coloring..and isn't that why we craft as adults? We get to color and play with scissors. I added the tag with some of my scrap ribbon. Enjoy...and I wish you a lovely day!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:Our Craft Lounge "tree-mendous love"
Paper: DCWV and SU white
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: E35,43,53,55,57 Y26,32,15 YG 67,63,23
Misc: Su tag punch, scrap ribbon

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Copic Challenge #54

This weeks challenge I decided to use a fun image from stampin up. I just love this little duck..Isn't he the sweetest thing? I cut off the wagon handle and added a scrap of rafia paper instead..I filled it with leftover hearts from my girls' valentine hearts. It all turned out so fun.
If you want to try these fun colors, just head over to the copic colour challenge blog and jump right in..It's lots of fun! If you don't have the exact colors, its okay..just use something similar.
Have fun!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU "wagon full of fun"
Paper: Coredinations "autumn"
Pattern Paper: K&Co mat stack "amy butler belle"
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: BG 11,13,15,18 Y21,23,26 B93,97 YR15
Misc: Buttons, Rafia, Jolees flowers, chipboard hearts

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Super Staurday Sketch #10

Todays sketch is a fun off-centered sketch. I used my slice for it, but you can easily use any type of circle creator you have. Nestablities or circle cutters are perfect. My project is made with some cute little owl s I found when I was out shopping recently. Quite a few different ones came in the package, so you just might see some more owls popping out soon! If you get a chance to try the sketch, don't forget to put a link to your card int he comments..I would love to see it!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts "whoo loves you"
Paper: DCWV Card Stack, SU "ivory"
Pattern Paper: K&Co. Mat pack "Neopliton"
Ink: Momento"cocoa"
MiscSlice Basic cartridge, Su pval punches, Bling, LaPetite "owls 3D stickers"

Happy Birthday Koral

Next week is a sweet little friend of mine's birthday. She is such a darling little girl but lives many many miles from me. I made this card just for her. I know it will brighten up her day :)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Me and My Big Idea's "dress up stamp kit"
Paper: Bazzil Texture cardstock
Ink: Momento black
Copic Markers: E01,35,33
Misc: American crafts ribbon, SU ribbon, K&Co hat embellishments, Summer stack rub ons, pebbles rub on

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Life's a Beach...2CuteRubberStamps Challenge

NOW I am back in my comfort zone! Give me a beach theme and here I am! This is a great digital stamp you can get from 2cuterubber stamps. They are having their very first challenge and you can pick up this digi stamp for free. Just click on the link and head on over. Check out all the other fun goodies they have too. Enjoy.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: 2 cute rubber stamps digi stamp happy crabby
SU white, red and caramel
Copic Markers: yg93,95,99 E31, R29,27,24,22 Y21 B24,21
Misc-Sandylion embellishment, DCWV summer rub on stck

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Try it Tuesday "Cuttlebug Wax Resist"

So many possibilities with this try it Tuesday. So simple but what a great outcome. Just run some wax paper through your cuttlebug folder. Place it on glossy cardstock and iron for a few seconds. The wax will adhere to your glossy paper then you can choose a color of ink and sponge it all over. Only the parts with no wax will ink up. You can find a tutorial at splitcoast stampers if it helps. GIve it a try!
Card Recipe:
Paper: SU pretty in pink and glossy white
Misc: big ideas embellishment, Tree from Cricut pooh cartridge, Martha stewert fence punch, spring rub ons.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Always and Forever-- Digi Kitty Hippo's Spring Flower

In my mailbox was my free digi stamp for entering the Owl Challenge at Digi Kitty Stamps last week. Well, you knew I had to play with it at once. I am getting better on figuring out what is best for my printer with these digital images, so it's getting a little easier. If you missed your chance to get your free stamp, you can purchase the hippo at Digi Kitty and enter for another free Easter stamp after the March 14th deadline. I hope you get a chance to play they have a lot of great images. I hope you enjoy my project. Thank you as always for looking. A huge thank you to Digi Kitty for their awesome image.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Digi Kitty Stamps "hippo spring flowers"
Paper: SU white, Bazzil raspberry
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny "love bandit, love U dearly"
Copic Markers: C7,5,3,1 YG 03,01 B21, R81,83,85 YR21, RV21
Misc Chipboard , stickles, Primas, BoBunny stickers "persuasion"

Happy Easter "copic colour challenge 53"

This weeks take on the copic colour challenge was lots of fun. I just purchased this stamp the other day and when I saw the colors chosen, I knew it was the perfect stamp to use. If you get a chance and love your copics, click on the link and give it a try.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts "Easter Word Bunny"
Paper: Bazzil "tangelo blast"
Pattern Paper: TPS Studio "sunny bunny dots"
Ink: momento black
Copic Markers: RV 21, R20 ,21,22,24, C7,5,3,1
Y17,15,13,11 YG 03,01 B24,21