Friday, July 22, 2016

Purple Onion Designs Sale


This little guy has been busy hasn't he.  LOL  I know the feeling and I bet you do too.  Timber the Beaver and his logs are some of the amazing stamps from the Stacey Yacula collection at Purple Onion Designs.  If you like him I've got some great news for you....


     That's right!  Michele is offering all her great stamps at 25% off from today through July 31st.  She even has a Sale section that will also qualify for the 25% discount.
     If you love these little critters as much as I do you won't want to miss out on  this great sale.
     For my card I stamped the Birch Tree Background stamp several times in London Fog gray ink and then cut out the individual trunks.  I then cut them in half or so and inked the edge with some Distress ink.  Then I stacked them willy nilly for Timbers beaver dam.  The sentiment was created with a die cut that I cut several times and layered as well as part of a POD Happy Holidays sentiment.



Copics Used:
beaver E71, E74, E79, E02
stick C2, C4

     Have fun shopping and be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Timber the Beaver" and "Birch Trees", and Happy Holidays sentiment
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog, Versafne Black Onyx, Iced Spruce Distress ink
Tools--Mama Elephant Birthday Script die

Look to the future


     Hello friends!  Today is a bittersweet one for me.  It's my last post for Mo's Digital Pencil.  I made the hard decision to resign from the team due to the busy life that has become my norm.  I've designed with Mo's brilliant images for four years and it's been an absolute joy.
     A huge THANK YOU to Mo for having me on her team and to the AMAZING Pat Frank.  You are the best my dear friend.
     For my final post I have chosen Stars.  I like to look at it as Bella and Bronte looking toward the future full of bright prospects.
     I used a Versamark pen to cover the stars with clear embossing powder.  The pen is pretty wide and left my stars very round and blobby instead of starry.  Not too happy with that.  Lesson learned.  The sky was inked with Distress inks.



Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
hair E07, E95, E97, E99
jacket and skirt B93, B95, B97, Y08
shirt and tights RV13, RV14, RV21
shoes C00, C2
dog W1, W3, W5, E02
collar N9

     Mo continues to offer up some of the cutest and most imaginative images.  I hope you will stay informed on all that's going on with her through the challenge blog, the Dream Team blog, and of course the Clubhouse on FB.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Docrafts "Happy Days", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Stars", sentiment from Paper Smooches "Spiritual Sampler"
Ink--Versamark, Versafine Black Onyx, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Mowed Lawn Distress inks
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous--Michaels enamel dots

Friday, July 8, 2016

Fish glasses


     Summer is in full force here.  In fact that popsicle would be a puddle.  LOL  The image is called Summer Girl and is of course from the amazing Mo's Digital Pencil.
     I created the sky with Distress inks and the ocean and sand from patterned paper and some kraft.  He glasses are covered with Glossy Accents with some Wink of Stella on the fishies.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11
hair E21, E25, E29
popsicle R24, R37, R43, E31
dress BV02, BV04, BV13, G21, YG03, YG63, G94
glasses YR68, Y19, R24

     Enjoy your summer!
Tracy


Supplies:
Paper--Kaisercraft "Utopia", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Summer Girl", sentiment from WPlus9 "Strictly Sentiments 5"
Ink--Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress inks, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies, Impressions Obsession Ocean Sorder dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella glitter pen

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Design Team Thursday for Stamping Bella

     Welcome to Stamping Bella's Design Team Thursday!  Today I'd like to show you a little project that helps us get more use out of our smaller stamped images.
     I'm working with two stamp sets.  For my main card images I've used the Mail Chick set with it's coordinating dies.
     I've also cut a piece of red cardstock and a slightly smaller piece of vellum.


     The second stamp set I'll be using is the Mr. Postie's Mini Envelope Accents and some Versamark ink.


     I couldn't find my regular powder tool so I just grabbed some talcum powder and used a little on the vellum to get rid of any static.  I used a paint brush to spread it all over.


     Next I stamped a couple of the images from the Mr. Postie set, the small letter and air mail airplane, randomly on the piece of vellum and then sprinkled on some white embossing powder.


     After heating the embossing powder with a heat gun my vellum panel was ready.  I then attached it to the red cardstock with a few little dots of glue here and there.  I went back later and added a couple more embossed imaged along the top edge to balance out the panel a bit better.


     And here you have the finished card with a fun background created from those little accent stamps.


     There are other stamps in the Stamping Bella collection that would make awesome backgrounds like the cherries in the Cherry Chick set, the cloud in the Edna Blows a Kiss set, and the Easter Eggs in the Row of Bunny Wobbles set
     Don't let those little treasures gather dust.
Tracy


Supplies:
Paper--The Paper Studio Vellum, Recollections, Bazzill
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Mail Chick" and Mister Postie's Mini Envelope accents"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Versamark
Tools--coordinating dies, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 dies
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder

hugs and kisses


     Today I have a card to share using Purple Onion Designs sweet Sweetheart stamp.  This precious little owl is offering his heart.  I added a die cut branch for him to sit on.  It looks black but is really brown.  Behind the tag die cut he's on I created a circle with Distress inks.  The little hearts were die cut, colored with Wink of Stella and then Glossy Accents.  Last but not least I added a four stack of the Linked Hearts.


Copics Used:

owl E31, E35, E51, E74, Y11, Y21, YR23
branch and leavesYG03, YG25, YG67
heart R22, R24, R29

     Hope you have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Sweetheart" and sentiment from the Stacey Yacula Sweet Occasions collection
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx; Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, and Festive Berries Distress inks
Tools--Paper Smooches Linked Hearts die and Gift Tags dies, Quickutz Nesting Circles, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes die, Memory Box Woodland Branch die
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen, Glossy Accents, Offray ribbon, Crafter's Square hemp

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A birthday


     Fifty-one years ago today God brought me into this world.  Kind of hard to think about being a half century old but that's the fact of the matter.  LOL  So I thought it would be a good day to share a birthday card.
     I've used Purple Onion Designs' Jackson and Bubbles.  I used the bubbles to create a tone on tone border with Versamark and clear embossing powder and then added Jackson on foam suspended above an outer frame.


Copics Used:
bear E47, E71, E74, E01, E02
shirt R46
bubble wand YG25

     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--MFT, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Jackson and Bubbles"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Versamark
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, heat gun
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp Clear embossing powder

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cupcake Fairy


     Today I have a special project to share with you for Stamp It Saturday with Penny Black.  You can find lots and lots of Mo Manning adorable images done in runner from Penny Black, just like this one "40-367 Cupcake".
     The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  I trimmed the image on a diagonal and popped it up on foam.  Before I did that I used a little Distress ink to create some color behind the image on the card base.


Copics Used:
skin E00. E11, R22, R30
hair E21, E25, E29
crown Y28
dress and shoes RV10, RV21, RV23, E00
tights C00, C2
wingsB0000, BG000, BV000
cupcake liner E51, E55, Y32
cherry R35, R37, R43
icing C00, C2, C4

     Have a blessed day!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Oh La La for her", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Penny Black "Cupcake"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Worn Lipstick Distress ink
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Gold and Clear Glitter pens, Crystal Stickles, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Friday, June 24, 2016

Oui Oui chickie


     Slick Chick was just waiting for his chance to shine on a Bellarific Friday card so he made it onto last weeks awesome sketch.


     I colored up this handsome fellow with Prismas.



Next weeks challenge is to add Glitter or Bling.
     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  You can enter your project in the Inlinkz over at Blogabella or get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sunny", Recollections
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Slick Chick"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, The Paper Studio Multi-chevron embossing folder

Par-tay!


     Tonight will be the finale of our VBS so I'm ready to Par-tay!  LOL  This little fellow looks like he would volunteer for our dunking booth.  He's ready for some water time.  Bring on Summer from Mo's Digital Pencil done in Copics.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11
hair Y21
shorts YG25, R27, Y19
tube YR65, YR68
gun R24, BG57, Y19
towel B24, B26, R24

     Have a blessed day!


Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Remarkable". Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Bring On Summer", sentiment from WPlus9 "Strictly Sentiments 5"
Ink--Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Versafine Black Onyx
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Tags dies, Lil' Inker Designs Small Sunshine die
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

What I've been up to


Thought I'd share a few pics today of what has been keeping me away from the computer for so long (aka not visiting you all).
Yesterday was the first day of our week of vacation Bible school at church.  I'm the director again this year so besides all the literature and paperwork duties I also took on most of the decorating.  Now I did get some help from my church family and especially my own (hubby and daughter).
Our theme was Lifeway Christian Stores Submerged program.  I decided to create an underwater scene in the classroom area so.....in the pics you will find spray foam coral as well as some pool noodle kind.


There are also some sea fans made from flattened cedar branches that were spray painted.  There are sea urchins made from styrofoam and toothpicks.  If you look really close you can see some tiny shrimp on the orange coral made from drinking straws.  I did a little paper mache to create the rocks.


Here we have some brain coral made with a paper mache form covered with packing peanuts.  There are sea turtles made from shells and foam and crabs from shells and pipe cleaners.  The starfish, sand dollars and shells were made with baking soda and cornstarch.


The sea creatures (except for the blowups) were drawn on poster paper and painted.  


The jellyfish were made with paper lanterns and bath scrubbies.


The sanctuary was turned into a submarine so we have lots of pies, cogs and gears.  The port holes are full of lots of fun fish and other sea creatures.  Most of these were drawn using transparencies with a few freehand additions from my daughter.  Lots of painting here and some add on gears and control panels made with foam board and bottle caps.


My hubby created the arch with some PVC pipe that we covered with paper and added some critters and sea life to.




My daughter did all of the small critters and window panels.  Thankfully we had some help.  Hours and hours went in to this and the smiles on the kids faces were worth every second.
Now that all the deco work is done I can get back to my "regular" schedule.  Whatever that may be.  LOL

Tracy


Thinking of You


I have another sneaky peek for you today from the new Stamping Bella release.  This one is called Thinking of You.  Doesn't she have a lovely face.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair Y21, E21, E33, E35
shirt BV02, BV04, BV13

Here's the accompanying sentiment on the inside.


     I've been so swamped lately that I was only able to make two samples for the release but there are LOTS of new stamps so make sure you check everything out on the SB blog  Don't forget to comment on the DT blogs for a chance to win some of the new goodies.  Everything new will be available on June 25th in the SB shop.
     I will be posting again later today with what has been keeping me so busy AND will be back to normal visiting over the next few days.  I have a LOT of catching up to do.  Love you all!
     Have a blessed day!!!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Stella and Rose-Gertie", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Thinking of You"
Ink--Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Miscellaneous--button and lace from my stash

Sunday, June 19, 2016

All Boxed Up


     Did you catch the first day of sneaky peeks from Stamping Bella yesterday?   This release is chock full of updated Bella's plus some other goodies.
     Today I'm sharing All Boxed Up.


Copics Used:
skin EOO, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E27
dress Y13, YR20. TR23
box BG93, BG96
ribbon Y28
stuffing E41, E42, E43


     The releases will be available in the Stamping Bella store on June 25th.
     If you'd like to have a chance at winning some Bella goodness take a trip through visiting the the DT blogs to leave some love and you'll be in the running.
     Have a blessed day and stay tuned for lots more sneaky peeks from the team.

Supplies:
Paper--Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "All Boxed Up"
Ink--Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

Friday, June 17, 2016

Heidi


Last weeks Bellarific challenge was a really beautiful color palette.  I found some papers to match in my stash and grabbed the sweet Heidi needs a hug.



I colored Heidi and her chickie friends up with Copics.


Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E21, E25, E29
shirt BG10, BG72
pants E31, E51, E55, E57, BG72
shoes E31, E35, BG72
chicks Y21, YR20, YR23, Y38, E97
flower Y38, Y15, C2, TG03, YG17

     Next weeks challenge is another great Mojobella sketch.

     To play along just use a Stamping Bella image (make sure you use something that's currently in the store stock) and the theme requirements.  You can enter your project in the Inlinkz over at Blogabella or get your project photographed and emailed to Em at (emily at stampingbella dot com) with Bellarific Friday challenge and the date of the challenge in the subject line by Thursday evening.  Em offers a $25.00 Bella Bucks prize to one lucky winner every month.
     You can find all the wonderful DT creations as well as those who participated in the sketch challenge over at Blogabella.
     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Portabello Road", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Tiny Townie Heidi needs a hug
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Copic Multi-liner pen
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles dies, Taylored Expressions Buttons die
Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet twine