Friday, April 30, 2010

The journey begins

This is my very first challenge card for Mo's digital challenge blog. It is all about mo's fabulous digital stamps and creating fun cards with them. This weeks challenge was to make a masculine card..which we no are all too hard to do. She has a lot of great masculine images in her shop..Click here to take a look! If you get a chance, click here and check out her blog and see what a great job the design team did with this weeks challenge!

For my card I used one of my favorite digital stamps Captain Hugh and the matching pirate stuff set. I used photoshop to remove any background and made it a white fill to layer all the pieces together. If you don't know how, just use a magnetic lasso around the image, inverse the image and erase the background. This leaves your image to "save as" a png file. You can then layer it without having the rest of the images show through. Never save over your original image, this way you always have it. You can always make a copy of your image before you begin just to make sure!

Card Recipe:Stamps: Mos digital pencil "captain high and pirate stuff
Paper: SU White, soft suede
Pattern Paper: K&Co classic K Baily mat stack
Ink:SU creamy caramel, Brocade blue, bashful blue
Copic Markers: R17,14,12 B000,21 E39,35,31,29,25 YG 97,95,93
Y26,21,00 W3,5,7 N8,5,3,2
Misc: Rub Ons big ideas ?, Palm stickers, stickles

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Copic Challenge #61

These wre just the most beautiful colors together in this weeks challenge..Click here is you would like to come and visit..Its a great place if you love your copics. My image is from Sassy studio designs and it is my very first one. That cupcake is going to be perfect for a special girl! Enjoy..Give the colors a try..They are great.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:Sassy studio designs
Paper:SU Pink
Pattern Paper:Scraps
Copic Markers:V91,93,95 RV11,13,14 R20 E33,35,25,29 YG00,03
Misc: Primas bling and Glitter

Try it Tuesday..Bouncing Brayer

Anytime I get to use my brayer I get really excited. I love how you can make a million different designs with it. This card background is made using the bouncing brayer technique. Just ink up your brayer and going around your cardstock in a bouncing motion. Just reink and keep going in a circle until you get the amount of background color you want. Plus it was a great excuse to use the darling fishy Jolees

Monday, April 26, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch # 17

I've been feeling under the weather last week, but here is this weeks sketch just a few days late!

Can I just tell you..I LOVE this card and this layout this week. When I was shopping one day, I found this package of darling birds and thought they were so odd, I just loved them. I thought they were the cutest thing. I was happy to incorporate it into this weeks sketch. I tried to make it a little more interesting to the eye by giving it just a little angle. Best of all..All my papers besides the base were scraps! I just love that too! I hope you get a chance to try it.

Card Recipe:
La Petite 3D stickers "spring bird"
Paper: SU white, Cocoa
Pattern Paper: I think from a DCWV spring 12 x 12 paper pack (sorry I don't know)
Misc: Rub on by deja views, SU satin ribbon, pearl bling

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tulip Birthday

This card is for a friend who needed a birthday card with tulips on it. I didn't have many myself but I borrowed a set called simple florals. I stamped just the edges with the top of the tulips so I could get lots and lots of them. I like how it turned out. The butterfly..Of course is just an extra touch!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:SU Simple Florals
Paper: SU mellow moss, Saffron
Ink: Momento Black, Moss apricot and saffron
Misc: Rub on and K&Co butterfly

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Try it Tuesday..Baby Carriage

Today I made my try it Tuesday from a great card one of my dear friends showed me! Thanks Cheryl! This was my secind try..My first one looked a little crazy! But I love how it turned out. I had the cute little vellum baby girl sticker I mounted to some white cardstock and cut it out. She was the perfect touch for the carriage!
My second project is one of my old try it Tuesdays. It took some thought for this one because I needed the box to hold all the cards I made my friend for her birthday. I had to actually think today!!! I can't believe I actually made it work.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The last of the Bunch...

These are the final cards for my friends gift box. I loved the flower pot card and just had to include one of those. I changed up the colors and really like how it turned out. I hadn't used the Changito monkeys yet, and I really love them. The bling I had for the bubbles I found in the dollar spot at Michaels a while back and knew I would have the perfect project for them. I can't wait to find another project to use them on..I just love how bubbly they are! The bird..yes..I had to use the bird punch again! I think I am addicted to it. I hope they have some more fun punches like this in the new catty in July. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just for fun..

I am making some all-occasion note cards for a friend of mine..I couldn't resist using this image! Most of the papers were scraps too! My favorite kind of card! Enjoy.

Super Saturday Sketch #16

Today's sketch is a fun House Mouse image. I just love the way they help each other to get a drink. Let me know if you want a little more detail to the sketches. I really want to keep them simple so the average crafter can feel they are not overwhelmed by a lot of layers. I would be happy to change them up a bit if you want though. Just leave me a comment and let me know.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: House mouse Bunny Lift
Paper: SU regal rose
Pattern Paper: Not sure (scraps)
Ink: momento black
Copic Markers: E37,35,34,31,00,01 R22,24 N5,3,1 C3,1 BG72
Misc: stickles and primas

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Designer lottery.. Stamping Bella

Every couple of weeks there is a new designer lottery theme over at ISC. I usually don't enter too many because they are ATC's which..I just don't think I am good at. But this time it was for stamping bella cards..I just love stamping bellas, so I knew I wanted to join in. The winner gets all the entries mailed to them. I haven't won yet, but I keep holding out hoping one day I might. It is all just a drawing so you never know! I am not sure the name of this one, I received it in an image swap and would have to do some searching to figure it out :) I really liked the color combo that I picked out today..I think the 80* weather outside made me think springy and girly! Plus I used colored pecils today..That was fun too! I hope you like it!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: Perfect Plum
Pattern Paper: DCWV glitter spring mat stack
watercolor pencils
Misc: Bling, SU satin ribbon, spellbinders oval, swatch book rub on

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Copic Colour Challenge #60 Ahoy Matey!

I had so much fun with this one. This is one of Mo's new digital images you can get at her store . The girl is first mate Kate and the barrels are from a background set called pirate stuff. I just loved it and had to have it right away..I am sure she appreciates that! I think I am slowly getting hooked on these digital images. I never knew how much fun they could be by changing sizes and layering.
The copic colors chosen this week were really perfect for this image..It was so funny to me how they fell into place just a day apart. I love the colors and I know I will be using this combo again. I see a beach scene with tropical fish in my future! I think it would be a great combo for something like that..And who can resist tropical fish!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mo's digital pencil First mate Kate and pirate stuff
Paper: SU river rock, white
Copic Markers: E47,44,43,42,39,37,35,31,55,57,53,00
Y21,23 YR24 R20,21,22,24 B97,93,91 W7,5,3
Misc: Stickles

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Try it Tuesday..Basket Weave

For this weeks "try it Tuesday" I wanted to try a new kind of background. I was looking at the girls' Easter Baskets and thought this might be a fun background for a card. I cut the strips into 1/2 x 6 inches, inked the sides and weaved them just like you would in kindergarten. It was a lot of fun, it did take some time though. I just used a simple image so it wouldn't cover the background. I hope you like it and will give it a try.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fun in the Sea!

It's been really busy around here. I must be dreaming of the beach these days because somehow those are the projects coming out of my craft table. The manatees are just for fun and the other two are for swaps. The footprints stamp is a brand new stamp I got for my birthday from my mom...Shhh it's not my birthday til June..I used it anyway!
Card recipes:
Manatee: 2 cute rubber stamps "manatee friends"
Paper: SU olive..Patern EK Success-day at the beach
Copics N01,1,2,3,5 W3,5,7 YG 97,95,93 E31,33,34,35,37 YR15 R05,20,22 BG, 13
Cricut cartridge beach
Bananas about you: Stampendous "changoto dos"
Paper: SU Olive, cocoa, white
Copics: YG97 E35,33,31,27,25,21
Ink Brocade blue, olive, caramel, Soft suede.. Momento black
Footprints: inkadinkadoo "footprints"
Paper: SU sage
Ink: Summer sun, apricot, pretty in pink, lavendar, bashful blue

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Copic Challenge #59

Come on over and try this weeks challenge at copic colour challenge blog..It was some fun colors to use! This is one of my new digital images. I had a lot of fun using it. One of my daughters just LOVE horses and I think this one might be for her. Enjoy!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mo's digital pencil shop Shire and her horse
SU Whimsical words
Paper: SU cocoa and Teal
Copic Markers: E00,18,13,17,39,37,35,31 Y26,23,21 YR 14,24,16,15,12
B49,45,11 G24,21
Misc: Stickles, SU scallop oval punch

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #15

Today I wanted to make a different kind of sketch. It is always fun to have a different shape to a card and I used your typical #10 envie card. I wanted to give it a different feel and add the image offset to the side. I hope you like it and want to give it a try yourself. Finished size of card is 9.25 x 4 inches

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Summer by the Sea
Paper: SU pumpkin pie, white, saffron
Pattern Paper: SU designer sweet pea
Ink: Momento black
SU Markers: Saffron, regal rose, celery and pumpkin pie
MiscDeja Views sticker, primas

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I tried it and I LIKE it!

I saw this card in an SU magazine and oh I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. The roof is made with the scallop punch and of coarse the birs are the fabulous punch..that may I add must use..over and over again! I will have to scale the card a little next time because I feel it's missing something up at the top, but I really will use the technique over and over. When I was holding it, I figured that punch will work perfect for waves too..just flip it around..I am sure all of you smarty pants already knew that though. It takes me a while!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Pebbles rub on
Paper: Chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, naturals white
Pattern Paper: SU sweet pea
Ink: Chocolate chip, pumpkin pie
Misc: Gems, SU grossgrain

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just for fun

The ocean card is a card I have been working on. A friend of mine asked for 40 of them. I have been stamping and sponging like crazy to get them finished for her. I have made this card in the past, and I really love it. The others are from swaps that I have had. I hope you enjoy them.
I think I might have to fit my try it tuesday in tomorrow and fins a new technique that I would like to try just for fun. So many little time..Isn't that how it always works?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Just swinging by

I was a plaid challenge over at ISC. I found this great layout and wanted to try it. I thought these monkeys fit perfect. Inside..It says "I'm wild about you"
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampendous changito dos
Paper: SU old olive and summer sun
Pattern Paper: DCWV fall stack
Ink: SU olive, Momento black and cocoa
Copic Markers: E35,31
Misc: nestibilities

Super Saturday Sketch #14

Today's card is full of layers..I thought it would be fun to put all different kinds of shapes and sizes together. I really like how it all came together in the end. My card sample for this sketch is one post below. I used it for my copic colour challenge and had a lot of fun! Remember to post a link in the comments if you try out the sketch so I can see. Have fun and have a wonderful Easter if you celebrate.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Copic Challenge 58...Tall Tails

I love these colors...They were so fun to put together. Very fruity is what I first thought of...It would make the best summertime picture. When I find just the perfect stamp for it, I am doing just that! My card is a very happy card that is doubling with tomorrows "Super Saturday Sketch" Lots of layers, but I think they worked out very well together. Click here and head on over to the COPIC COLOUR CHALLENGE blog and give this combo a try..

Card Recipe:
Stamps: House-Mouse "Tall Tails
Paper: SU texture coral and White
Pattern Paper: SU DP Summer Picnic
Ink: Momento black
Copic Markers: R17,14,12 E37,35,3,31,00,000,01,47,44,43,42
Y13,15,26 YG21,23 N8,5,3,2,0 T2
Misc: Buttons, Pearls and SU scallop border punch, White gel pen

Some Bunny Loves You

Thank you 2 cute rubber stamps for another amazing deal on a FREE digi stamp! What a great stamp just in time for Easter! I have had such a hectic schedule that I finally was able to get to using this fun little bunny. Click here and head on over if you want to try your hand at this bunny, or they have lots of great stamps to purchase too! The saying is a hand made rub on. Just design a saying, mirror it in your text box and print it on a clear transparency..the glossy side.. then transfer it to your paper. Sometimes it runs for me, so transfer first then adhere to your project so you don't ruin it. Best part is, You can just wipe off your transparency then use it again.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 2 cute rubber stamps "digi bunny"
Paper: SU Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink
Pattern Paper: TPC Studio "sunny bunny dots"
Copic Markers: E55 R30,32
Misc: Button, SU ribbon, SU border punch

Thursday, April 1, 2010

NEW TOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't you just love getting new crafting toys? While I was away on my Vacation last week a fresh new box of goodies came for me. I have been so busy, I haven't been able to dig into the until today. I sure had a wonderful time playing with them all!!!!

Punches Punches Punches!!! My box was filled with some new punches and I just LOVE them!!! Here are a couple projects I made!

Turtle card was made with my new tiny tags punch and stamped with everyday flexible phrases by SU. The turtle is from my brand new SU set Nature's Nest and the paper is rust, kraft, and K&Co mat pad run through my cuttlebug with leafy branch folder and sanded just a bit.

"Sing" was made with the SU two step bird punch, K& Co mat pad and some new rub-ons I just bought the other day.
.Think outside the box with punches..The tulips were made with the same bird punch as above but using just the wing and mounted 3 of them together...I used the branch by cutting the leaves off and mounting them separtely. The vase is a Quickuts diecut and the paper is from the same K&CO mat pad.