Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Karen's doodle day :)

I have to say, I think I have to name today Karen's doodle day. First I had the bookmark..Which has now been swiped by my oldest daughter, and now I have these two cards I did today also.
The Halloween one is for a facebook challenge card. Yes, I now have facebook. I was trying to stay away as long as I could, then all of a sudden, this fabulous image was just in my reach..You were able to get the image only if you agreed to play along in the challenge..Which I was happy to oblige :)
I am actually proud of the way the colouring turned out. I am not really so good at blacks, I either need more practice or I just need more. I only have a few black copics in each catagory. Maybe for Christmas I can put more I my list :)
I used the free image, and some K&Co scraps I had from last year. The spider is also from leftover K&Co stash. I tied him up with some black wire to give a webby kind of feel to add just a little extra touch. Copics I used were..FY1, YR15 T3,5,7 Y26,28

My happy fun school bus I couldn't resist when I saw this in Karen's Store. I didn't even think before I added it to my cart..I just knew!!! Thank you Karen for enabling me and my addiction. The paper is from a Debbie Mum paper stack. I love the colors. It's so lively getting ready for the school day! My apples and pencils are just some stickers I put on white scraps and cut around the outer edge. I added just a few little bling and ta-da..all finished. I think I might make some little cards for the teachers for Christmas with this one. Or a note pad. Since it's digital, it can be any size you wish.
Copics I used for him are:E34,35,37 R32,34,20 Y32,35,38 W1,3,5 YR16 YG25 B24 V15
If you would love one of your own, click here and head on over to Karen's doodles and grab one!!

Back to school Bookmark

Karen's Doodles challenge #26 is all about the bookmark! It has been some time since I have made one so it was a great push. I used the"reading is fun" stamp. Isn't he cute. The best part, Since it's just a few supplies, I was able to dig into my pile of scraps for this one. It's been a couple months since I have been able to pick up a book and actually read, so maybe I my new bookmark will inspire me to take a little time to myself. If I can find some that is!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Karen's doodles reading is fun
Paper: Scraps
Pattern Paper: Scraps
Copic Markers: G20,21,24 Y15,17 B21,24,26 R21,22,24
Misc: Stickles, SU ribbon

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Merry Christmas

Good morning bloggers.
Last year I tried a new concept, "2 a week club" This was a club I made up for me,myself and I to get my Christmas cards finished on time. I just tried to make two per week and actually it worked out perfect. No stress of doing them all at once and they were all finished when needed. I think I am going to try it again this year since I have already started without even realizing it.
This darling skater is one of my Squiggle Stamps I found across the pond! She is all decked out and ready for Christmas. I actually have one present myself already. I am very good about getting done early, but I never have anything this early. I again went with the non traditional colors and I love how they all worked out together. I must have a block on getting those Christmas colors out so early.
I am trying a squiggle stamps challenge for the very first time. The challenges there are monthly challenges, so I am hoping I can join some more. This months challenge was to use 3 pattern papers, 3 flowers, 3 brads and add some metal if you choose. My paper is from a paper stack "make it possible" and I colored some white prima's to match the colors I used in my image. The image is called "skating with gifts". It is one of the many fabulous stamps in their store. They have lots of digital and lots of rubber! So something for everyone for certain. If you would like any of the awesome stamps, click here for the squiggle stamps store. If you would like to try this challenge, click here..There are just a couple days left for this one. Good luck.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Squiggle Stamps "skating with gifts"
Paper: Make it possible paper stack
Pattern Paper: Make it possible paper stack
Ink: None
Copic Markers: B21,23,26 YG21,25 R81,83,85,20 E25,29,30,31,42,43,11 T3
Misc: Stardust glitter pen, brads and metal gems

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #35

Super Saturday Sketch 35. I can't believe I have made it this far with sketches already. With another 17 more and it will be a whole year already. I hope you have had a chance to do a couple of them or all of them if you are ambitious!
My sketch coincides with Mo's digital challenge this week. The challenge is for spooky Halloween theme. I love all of the great bright colors that Halloween brings. I was able to use some of my K&Co paper stack I have been using for two years now. It's starting to get down to the end, but I love it!
My stamp I used this week is trick or treat. You can get it here at the digital pencil shop. If you want to try the challenge this week, click here for the DP2 challenge blog. Good luck and happy Halloween early :)
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil "trick or treat" House Mouse, SU "haunting Halloween"
Paper: SU black and pumpkin pie
Pattern Paper: K&Co halloween stack
Ink: Momento Black, Pumpkin Pie
Copic Markers: T3,5,7 YR15,24,4,7 Y17,23 V12,15,17 YG23,25
Misc: Black Souffle Pen, Jolee's candy corn

Friday, August 27, 2010

Inking of you!!!!

Yeah it's Friday!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe this week is finally over! It has been a rough one with many tiresome hours working PTA stuff at my daughters school. I love volunteering, but it certainly was a really busy week. It was nice to come home and create something fun. Of course it HAD to be a mermaid..They always make me smile!

This card is for the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge this week. It's directions were to add stars. What better stars than a starfish :) The stamp is part of some fabulous mermaids she has and this one is Calliope and I just love her as much as the others. Click here for the link to the store. I hope you like my card and if you would like to try any of the Kimmie challenges, click here for the link. Have a great weekend everyone. I hope you make it back tomorrow for a new super Saturday sketch.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Calliope
Paper: SU more mustard
Pattern Paper: TPC Studios "undersea adventures
Ink: Momento black and SU rose read
Copic Markers: B01,02 BG23 E42,11 R20,21,11 Y26,28 YR24,21,07 V95,99
Misc:cricut seaweed, bubble bling, scraps, stickles, Raffia amd google eyes

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sending a wish

Happy Monday bloggers! It's a new week and I thought it would be fun to add another Christmas card to my collection. I wanted to make this one non traditional colors. I love the colors of Christmas, I just thought it would be fun to have a different type today. The stamp i used today is a new company I found named squiggle stamps. They are across the ocean and have some really darling stamps. Click here for their site and take a peek. Soo soo cute!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Squiggle stamps "gifts galore" SU "little holiday wishes"
Paper: SU Blushing pink, Wild Wasabi
Pattern Paper: K&Co
Ink:Momento Black
Copic Markers: E53,59,25,00,11 T0,2,3 N1 G21,24 YG21,23,25 Y15,35 RV21 R20,21,22
Misc:Snowflake by recollections, Dazzling diamonds, stickles, SU ribbon and lace

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #34...Just sittin here

Hi everyone. I hope you have had a great week. It's been a few days since I have posted to to some family celebrations and getting ready for school. One of my young ladies celebrated her sweet sixteen on Friday. It was a great time with family and friends and now it's back to crafting again.

For this weeks sketch, I combine lots of fun extra elements as the focus for the card. The circle is cut as an opening and layered on top of the image. I added some flowers, bling and that all to important glitter!

My image this week can be found at All that scraps. it is one of the cc design swiss pixies "nora on a swing" They have it in digi and in rubber. Lots of fun images to choose from, digi and rubber!
As always, if you get a chance to do this sketch, just post a link, I would love to see it.

My Card Recipe:
Paper: SU Regal Rose
Pattern Paper: TPC studio Boho Blooms double sided
Ink: Momento black, Dew drops-sky blue
Copic Markers: E55,57,59,00,11,97,99 R20,02,05 Y11,21 B34,37
Misc: Primas, bling, Dazzling diamonds, cricut cartridge "Cindy Loo"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Birthday Sweetie

This darling image is from Bella Digi Studio. One of their little loves collections, she is just adorable. You can find her and all of her Friends here in the Bella digi studio. This week their challenge was a 3,2,1 challenge. Simple as, 3 papers, 2 embellishments and 1 image and sentiment. I was happy to pull out some older papers I haven't used in a while. I had a lot of fun with bling today. I covered the balloon with dazzling diamonds too to make it extra sparkly..You know I love my sparkles! Take a peek at all the great stamps at the Bella studio if you can. If you are feeling really inspired, try a challenge or two!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Bella digital studio
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip
Pattern Paper: The paper studio "pink armadillo"
Copic Markers: YG 21,23,25 E35,25,29,00,11 B12,14 W1,2
Misc: Dazzling diamonds, american crafts ribbon, Bling

Hang in there...

Aren't these possums just the cutest things! I love them hanging from the tree. This card just makes me happy every time I look at it. I have to figure out who could use a smile most and send it to them. How could it not brighten up their day!

Karen's Doodles challenge this week was to make a project with animals. Now knowing I just love animals, I had to find a fun stamp to use this week and this is just the perfect one. I just added a few embellishments to finish the card, but I thought not too much..I wanted to keep the attention on these little darlings! Now how come when I see them outside at night, they can't be this cute..I run VERY fast when they come across my path here!

If you would like to have this stamp of your own, click here for Karen's' Doodles store and click here for the challenge blog.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Karen's Doodles "hang in there possum
Paper: SU chocolate chip
Pattern Paper: Don't have a clue..Found the scrap :)
Copic Markers: YG93,97 E35,37,39 T0-5
Misc: Stickles, bling

Best Friends

Digital pencil challenge #44 is all about inspiration. Bright colors were to be used and I really found out..I need some more paper. With thousands of sheets of scrapbook paper around the house, I couldn't find any bold bright colors. Does that mean I need to go to the scrapbook store??? Hmmm...Maybe!

I used Mo's digital stamp named "buds". If you like it, you can pick it up here in the digital pencil store. I just added some charms and flowers for the girlie touch.If you want to try the challenge, check out the dp2 challenge blog here.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mo's digital Pencil "buds"
Paper: SU naturals white
Pattern Paper: K&company "belle"
Copic Markers: YG21,23,25 E35,37,00,11 R20 RV21,23,25 YR06 B04
Misc:SU ribbon, stickles, primas, misc charm

Monday, August 16, 2010

Have a sunny day!

It is finally gorgeous here in Chicagoland! 80*, nice breeze and sunny with just a few fluffy clouds hitting the sky. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect summer day! Hopefully it will last a little longer and we can let go of the 90's for a while.

My card today is for two challenges. Kraftin' Kimmie's and All that scraps. You can buy this sassy beach babe at both of their shops. The challenge at all that scraps was to use a die cut..My palm tree is from life's a beach cartridge for my cricut. Kimmie's was buttons, bling and scallops. Well I am hoping those parts are obvious, I had lots of fun adding it all together. Click here for Kraftin Kimmie's store and here for All that Scraps. You can find lots of goodies in both stores.

I hope you get some sunshine where you are and enjoy it as much as me.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Mae
Paper: Bazzil Tahitian princess, lakeshore
Pattern Paper: Little yellow bicycle..Boardwalk
Ink: momento black
Copic Markers: Y11,15 E00,11,31,25,29 R20 Rv10,21,23
Misc: Stickles, orange bling, cricut life's a beach, scraps and button, scalloped edge punch

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #33

All you need is love! How sweet is this little angel holding her kitty? I love this image from mo's digital shop. I just fell in love with it the moment I saw it. You can grab one here at her store.

As for my sketch..It is a little more detailed this week. Lots and lots of layers..Just how I love them. My favorite are cards with lots of dimension to them. It is a little harder to mail, but worth it to me in the end. I hope you get a chance to try it! Leave me a link to your card if you do.

This is a little bonus birthday card I made with some scraps from my sketch card. Now a little card for my stash and used up some of my scraps at the same time!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Oh Sweet Baby!

Oh my it has been a very long and exhausting week. I have really missed crafting and posting. I am hoping it will slow down a little for the weekend so I can play with my crafty toys.
Just a couple of baby cards to share today. I seem to be adding the filmstrip style to my cards a lot lately. I have a feeling it is a new style I am really enjoying. Maybe because I get to add all my favorites stamps to one card? Whatever it is, I see myself using it over and over lately. It doesn't look like I am stopping anytime soon! Whatever the style, I hope you enjoy it. Happy Friday and have a super fabulous weekend!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU baby's firsts and little layers plus
Paper: SU bashful blue, regal rose, celery, saffron
Pattern Paper: SU prints doodlebug baby ribbon
Ink: Momento black
Copic Markers: B21,24 RV21,23 YG06,07 E00, R11 Y21
Misc: yellow glitter pen and dazzling diamonds glitter

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Best Buddy

Karen's doodle challenge this week was for anything goes! That is my favorite because I can just create until my little heart is content. If you want to check out the challenges, click here for Karen's Doodle challenge blog. I used Karen's doodles pony digi for my card. If you LOVE it like I do, just go hang out in her store and browse all the great goodies to pick up..There is something for everyone. Thanks for stopping by!
Card Recipe:
stamps: Karen's doodles pony digi
Paper: SU so saffron
Pattern Paper: TPS boho blooms (double sided)
Copic Markers: E30,31,33,34,35,37,39,00,11, Y11,21,26,32,35,38 R22,24,21,20,32 BG72,75 YG23,25 YR04
Misc: Rub ons, stickles, primas, bling

My first Christmas card of the year

I am not sure how this happened. I was just playing with my cricut and found some trees I wanted to make. Somehow I started making the trees and ended up with this card. I am happy I did it, It got me remembering Christmas is just four short months away and I really should be making a couple a week. Just some simple embellishments put it all together. I used a K&Co paper pack and embellishments from last year and added just a few rows of snow. The trees are from the winter woodland collection. Enjoy..I hope it gets you sparked..I know some of you are procrastinators and I hope I reminded you how close we are..It's 90* outside, one would never guess it will be 0* in just a few months.

Super Saturday Sketch # 32

Just a simple fun sketch for today. I wanted to leave it a little flatter for mailing purposes. It was really hard for me since I love dimension so much, but I think I accomplished it pretty well. If you would like to add more to it, you can easily add some bling or ribbon or other embellishments to give it the little extra pop. I love these Changito Monkey's. Sometimes I forget all the fun stamps hiding away, so it was nice to come across the scraps and remember all about my Monkeys..As always, if you try the sketch, leave me a link so I can see.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Chagito dos
Paper: SU Espresso
Pattern Paper: reminisce -monkey business
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: YG95,97 E43, 44, 47, 31,35
Misc: stickles

Friday, August 6, 2010

Just another birthday

Today I bring you a couple of birthday cards I have been working on. It was nice to make some fun manly one's for a change..I don't know why those have to be so hard to make. At least for me they are! I know my mallard isn't true color, but I thought I would just play outside the box for this one..That's why we get to create it how we want right?
I played with lots of colors and different stamp companies to create each one. If you would like any further details about colors or stamps used, let me know, I will be happy to add them.
Enjoy..Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Match box and card

I found a new digital company and their stamps are so fabulous!!! They are Bella digi stamps..and you can take a peek here. They have fun challenges on their blog. I thought I would take a try at one. This weeks challenge is anything but a card. I have made a cute treasure box with a matching card. I used the such tweet friends stamp..Isn't it just darling? I cut the box with my cricut tag, bags, boxes and more cartridge. I know I will have to keep visiting this new fun site. If you would like to see any challenges, click here to find out more.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Bella Digital studio "such tweet friends" SU gods blessings
Paper: Blue Bayou, soft suede
Pattern Paper: DCWV Linen Closet
Ink: Momento
Copic Markers: B12,14, E43,44,97,99,00,11 Y17,15,11,21, R81,83,85 YG25,23Misc

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Double pocket card

Happy Halloween..Yup it's early..I just thought it would be a fun change to pull out the fall stamps today. Over at All that scraps they had a double pocket card challenge this week. I have made many of these in the past but haven't made one for a while so it was nice to do an old favorite for a change. I used witch Emma for my card. You can pick her up here in the all that scraps store. If you would like to join the all that scraps challenges, just click here for the Wednesday challenge blog.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Karen's Doodle Challenge 21-white on white

This weeks challenge at Karen's doodles is to make a card with white on white. You were able to use color on the image only. This was a bit of a challenge, but I had fun trying. This cutie elephant is available in the Karen's doodles online store here. You can find all kinds of fun goodies in the store. Iused just a few flowers, a strand of pearls and a love tag to finish it off. If you would like to join in any of the challenges, visit the Karen's doodles blog here.

Super Saturday Sketch # 31

Today's sketch comes just a day late because I was having a blast at CHA this weekend. Lots of goodies to see and touch and all the new toys to play with. I pick up a few goodies for myself. I will be posting some of them in the upcoming week :)

I hope you like this sketch. I used an image from Karens doodles called time for tea. Isn't it just darling. I computer generated the the saying and cut it with one of my new spellbinder dies i picked up at the show. It actually has a little extra part to it that I cut off for this project. Enjoy and as always..Leave me a link if you get a chance to make this sketch. I would love to see it.