Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oceans Of Love

Hello everyone! It's almost the weekend. I am looking forward to it.
Kraftin Kimmie challenged me to a "mostly Monochromatic" card this week. I thought originally I would have chose blue since it's my favorite and somehow I ended up with pink! Of course you can't go wrong with pink! I used another Mermaid "Nerissa" from Kraftin Kimmie's Store. Click here to pick her up for yourself. I also added the Mermaid sentiments which I love just as much. I hope you like my creation today. If you would like to try any of the Krafty challenges, click here for the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge blog. Have a wonderful day everyone.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie stamps Nerissa, Mermaid sentiments
Paper: Su pretty in pink
Pattern Paper: SU patterns stack
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: R20,21,22,24 E00,11
Misc: stickles, Pearl bling, primas

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Paper Piecing Alice

Happy Tuesday! Today's creation is all about paper piecing. In Mo's digital challenge this week, we were asked to try some digital paper piecing. It was a challenge because I have only done rubber stamping piecing. I just ran my image through the printer as always and ran a second scrap of DP through after. Color and cutting out the apron is all that is left to do. Once I actually did it, It wasn't as hard as I thought. I will have to try this technique again soon. My papers are some leftover scraps I had laying around and just some simple ribbon to finish it off. If you are interested in this adorable Alice in pencil image you can pick it up at Mo's digital store here. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Karen's doodles Challenge #20

This is my very first Karen's doodle challenge. This week was a sketch challenge and I just love sketches! The donkey is just adorable! I have just started my collection of the fabulous stamps so it is slowly growing. I hope to purchase some more real soon. This cute donkey is one of the freebies she has right now. It's a special release for a special crafter Michelle Oatman who has had a horrible accident and lost one of her eyes. Karen has designed this special donkey because Michelle loves them. If you wish to find out more or send Michelle a card using this donkey, You can click here to find the image and more links on Michelle's situation. Prayers are with you Michelle to make a speedy recovery and get back to the love of crafting. If you would like to try Karen's doodle challenge click here for the challenge blog. This was a lot of fun and I can't wait to do more.. Do you recognize the paper? It's my scraps leftover from my organizer box I made earlier today! I love when it works out like that.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Karen's doodles digi -Donkey
Paper: DCWV
Pattern Paper: DCWV Linen Closet
Copic Markers: B4, Y15,26 YG63, G40,20 R20,22 T0,1,3 E55
Misc: Stickles, Primas

Card organizer

This week at the All that Scraps challenge blog they challenged me to anything but a card. I saw this fun tutorial over at splitcoast stampers for a card organizer box and decided it would be fun to try it. It was really easy and didn't take much paper at all. I used DCWV linen closet pack (it's nice and sturdy) and adorned it with this cute CC Designs digi stamp called flower turtle. You can find it here in the all that scraps store. I couldn't resist this cute little turtle when I saw him. If you are interested in any of the All that Scraps challenges, just click here to head on over to the blog. This organizer fits A2 cards..I think I will try and make a few different sizes.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: CC Designs Flower turtle digi
Pattern Paper: DCWV Linen Closet Stack
Copic Markers: R22 E07,45 Y17,26 YG63 G20 W1,3
Misc: Stickles, SU ribbon

Super Saturday Sketch #30

Today's sketch is a little more detailed than the last one. So if you like layers, you will have fun with this one. To me as I was creating this weeks sketch, it almost looks like a wrapped present..So if you are thinking birthday or Christmas card, this one would be perfect. My card sample is just below (or click here) I used it in yesterdays design for the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge. I hope you get a chance to try the sketch. If you do, leave a link so I can peak at your creation. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and happy crafting.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Swimming by to say "hi"

Kraftin Kimmie had a fun challenge this week. All about the bow! I am not sure where I got this ribbon from, but I came across it yesterday in my stash and knew I wanted to use it. I thought it was perfect for this challenge. Don't you love when things work out like that..It's almost like they fly right out in front of you.

The darling image is of course from the Kraftin Kimmie Mermaid collection. If you would like her, you can pick her up here in Kimmie's store. I also used the Matching Mermaid sentiments you can grab them here too. If you would like to join in any of the Kimmie challenges, click here for the challenge blog and jump right in. It's lots of fun and full of inspiration.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Arianna and Mermaid sentiments
Paper: DCWV
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye
Ink: Momento Black, Color Box chalk-creamy brown and aqua
Copic Markers: YR24,4,7,12 Y32,26,15 BG13 E00,11,30,25,31 R20
Misc: Stickles, Bubble bling Ribbon from stash

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Make a Wish

Hello everyone. It's been a really fun stamping day for me. Did you ever have one of those days when you were making a card and just lost your train of thought? I started the make a wish card stuck and walked away. I came back and finished it today and loved the end result. I just love the look on the little CC Design stamp and she is just so happy giving out her cupcake.
I also have a second card today. Somehow it started out to be a birthday card and happen to turn into a sympathy card. I am not sure how it got that way, but I really love how that one turned out too. I hope you enjoy them both and have a wonderful evening.

Card Recipe: Make a wish
Stamps: CC Designs, cupcake Kiki
Paper: Mambo Melon, White
Pattern Paper: Scraps
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: E00,11,99,97,55,0000 Y21,11 R22,24,20 BG45,59 YG06
Misc: Picket fence punch, dazzling diamonds glitter and stickles
Stamps: SU- Both way blossoms, Gods blessings
Paper: Saffron, mellow moss
Ink: Momento black
Copics: YG93, Y15,13

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Birthday walk

Happy Wednesday everyone. It is hard to believe it's Wednesday already. It's another hot day here in Chicagoland but I am loving it..Great for the pool..And I love the pool.
This little cutie from in style stamps is wishing a happy birthday as she is walking her posh pooch! I love the look on their faces. They sure look like they are having a fabulous walk together! I wish everyone a wonderful rest of the week.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: In style stamps..Pam and Buster SU Versatile Verses
Paper: SU Tangerine Tango, White
Pattern Paper: Scraps
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: B12,14 Y16,23 E00,11,35,55,57 R20
Misc: Stickles, bling

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch # 29

Today is another long card for my sketch. I kept the sketch simple to showcase the beauty of the design. I think it gives the card a clean crisp look.
My sketch this week doubles with the DP2 challenge #40. It is for Masculine cards. I thought this Little guy was perfect for my choice this week. You can find him in mo's digital pencil shop. His name is Jeffy in July and you can grab him here.
There are lots of new images or many of the old favorites to choose from. If you would like to join in on her challenge this week or any week, just click here for the DP2 challenge blog.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mo's digital Pencil Jeffy in July
Paper: SU Marina Mist, White, Soft Suede
Pattern Paper: DCWV Linen Closet
Copic Markers: Y00,11,13,21 YR16 B21,23,24,26 E00,11,25,29,31
Misc: Misc rub on

Friday, July 16, 2010

Forever Firends

Today I have a multi part project to share. I was making a box for a friend and added the tag. I had some leftover scraps so I decided to make a fun card with them. It was really nice to use up some scraps while they were still sitting in front of me. Maybe I should take a lesson from today and do it more often.
I used this sweet Swiss pixie Ladybug Nora stamp from CC Designs. Isn't she just the cutest thing. If you would like to pick her up, click here for the all that scraps store. You can get her in both digi and rubber! Just a few dabs of dazzling diamonds glitter on her wings to finish it off. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend.
Card Recipe:
Paper: SU black, White
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye
Copic Markers: R29,20 T3,5,7 E00,11,25,29,31
Misc:Primas and dazzling diamonds glitter

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Make a splash..DP2 Challenge #39

Make a splash. That is sure what I will feel like this week. It is due to be hot and steamy around here all week. It will be wonderful to just sit and relax at the pool and soak up the sun. I really wish I was like this sweet young lady and heading to the beach, but with a broken toe and the ocean over 1000 miles away, I won't be seeing any white sand beaches for some time. This is a darling image from the digital pencil too shop called to the beach. If you want her, head on over and grab one. Click here for Mo's store! Mo has a lot of new fun designs to shop around for if you are looking for something new. If you want to try your hand at any of the DP2 challenges, click here to visit the challenge blog. Stay cool everyone!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You're Sweet

All that scraps challenge this week was a great sketch challenge. I love this little girl from CC Designs. Her name is Heidi among the flowers. You can get her here at the all that scraps store. I added some sparkle to her wings and the flower centers. I kept it pretty simple today to make the focus on Heidi herself. If you have time and want to try an all that scraps challenge, check out the blog here. Have a wonderful day everyone.
Card Recipe:
Paper: SU wild wasabi, so saffron
Pattern Paper: Lil Davis Designs-calypso/castaway
Ink:Momento Black
Copic Markers: R22,24,29,32,20 RV14 B16 Y32,35,38,23 YG63 YR04,24 E35,11
Misc: Stickles, primas, buttons and brads

Monday, July 12, 2010

Waving Hello (Kraftin Kimmie Challenge 37

Yeah a another fun Kraftin Kimmie challenge this week. It was for PINK!!!! I love pink..with 5 daughters around here I guess I have to be use to it by now. I haven't used this fabulous mermaid yet. Her name is Calliope and you can get her in Kimmie's Store here. I just love all these mermaids. I was happy to pick up the whole set of them for my birthday.
I added lots of extras on this card. From bubble bling, beads, ribbon kelp, buttons and primas. She was so much fun dancing around I just couldn't help it. I even had to add the google eyes to the octopus! Enjoy and if you want to try your hand at any of the challenges, click for Kraftin Kimmie challenge blog here.
Card Recipe:
Paper: SU Regal Rose, Celery
Pattern Paper: Doodlebug Sealife
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: R20,21,22,24 BV02, G63 E11,13,17,18,00
Misc: Primas, beads, stickles, SU ribbon

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Super Staurday sketch #28

I pulled out one of my favorite Stampin up sets for this weeks sketch. I love this set and all the fun stuff you can put in the boat. I stuck strictly to the set today, but the possibilities are endless. I used some of my two scoops paper pad I have and wanted to keep it fun cheery summer shades. I hope you like the sketch and get a chance to try it.
Card Recipe:
Stamps:Stampin up Boatloads of love
Paper: SU Blushing pink, white
Pattern Paper: Two scoops 6x6 pad by basic grey
Ink:Momento black
Copic Markers: G20,21,24 YR12,16 BG11,45,49,23 W1,3,5 R30,32,35
Misc: Stickles, K&Co Flowers and primas

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sunny Wishes!

Hello everyone on this beautiful Summer Friday night. The weather is gorgeous outside here. It's nice to just get out and enjoy the night air. This wonderful summer day was an inspiration for my card today. It's one of my Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. You can find her in the kraftin kimmie store here. Isn't she just a sweetie dancing around in her little summer hat? A lot of my papers were from scraps in a K&Co paper stack. I used my cricut to cut out the sun and top note. Coloured with my copics of course. I hope you like it. Wishing everyone bright and Sunny Wishes!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fintastic Friends

I finally was able to play with all my crafty toys today. It has been quite the week, I was happy to get to play again.

This card was a just for fun card. I used a sweet November stamp I purchased at all that scraps here. Take your pick, they have it in digi and in rubber! I added some pearls and seaweed from the life's a beach cartridge. Just a touch of Martha Stewart's glitter for the sand and extra sparkle of course. Gotta have sparkle. Enjoy.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: cc designs sweet november treasure tempestwind underwater sayings
Paper: SU Kiwi Kiss, DCWV glitter and green
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: YG25, BG49, E00,11,57,35 Y23 R20,21 V01,04, 05,06,09
Misc:cricut life's a beach, gelly roll pens gold and silver, stardust clear, pearl bling

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bartholomew the Bard

Isn't this guy a fun stamp? I was actually lucky enough to win him a couple weeks ago in a challenge from Kraftin Kimmie. You can grab in here in Kimmie's store. This week I used him for another challenge. It was a sketch challenge. You know me with sketches..All the work is done for me, so it is much easier to craft! If you are interested in playing in any of the Kraftin Kimmie challenges, check out the blog here. The design team did a wonderful job once again. They are just amazing with their creativity.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Bartholomew the Bard
Paper:SU CHocolate Chip, White
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: E08,07,00,13,27 R20 Y11,21, 97,99
Misc: stickcles, SU ribbon

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #27

Welcome to another super Saturday sketch. I had lots of fun playing with some embellishments for this one. I used some great double sided paper I found on vacation and couldn't think of a better way to put it to use. These monkeys are having so much fun just hanging around, They look like they are ready to cause some mischief. Enjoy and don't forget to post a link to your project if you try the sketch!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampendous Changito Dos
Paper: SU early espresso, naturals white
Pattern Paper: Reminisce crazy monkey stripe, going bananas
Ink: momento cocoa, SU garden green
Misc: La Petites-Monkey, Martha Stewart punch SU ribbon

Friday, July 2, 2010

Box in a bag

Can I just a neat project. For the all that scraps challenge this week I needed to make one of these box in a bag projects. I found some pretty paper from my K&Co collection and just went from there. The image is from the cc designs collection and she is called sweet Kiki La Rue. I have used her many times before but she is just darling on this little bag. I made the tag from a stash dollar set. I thought it matched just perfect when filled with some candy! I hope you like it and if you want to try, just use the instructions here at splitcoast stampers If you would like to try the challenge, all the rules are on the challenge blog here. If you wish to buy any cc design stamps, click here for the all that scraps store. If you make one, let me know, I would love to see. Just leave a comment with your link to your bag.
Card Recipe:
Stamps:CC Designs Sweet Kiki La Rue and Dollar spot stamps
Paper: SU real red, white
Pattern Paper: K&Co citrinella stack
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: YR00,12,18 B21,24,26 R20,27 E00,53,55,97,99 Y11,21 G20,24
Misc: Stickles, crystal effects for ice cream (hard to see)

You make my heart sing..

This is just a fun simple card today. Nothing fancy. I received my first peachy keen stamp from a friend at the retreat I went to. This set is called happy bird and phrases. click here to get it! Peachy Keen has lots of other fun stamps. I have been eyeballing the sea animals for months now. I really love them but just haven't dived in yet. I hope to someday soon. I hope you like the card and Thanks so much for the stamp Janice..I will have to play with it some more!!!