Friday, July 25, 2014

Snow Dance

     Gasp!  Can you believe it?  A Christmas card!  I'm horribly bad about putting off my Christmas card making til the season is upon us. So what prompted me to create this one?...last weeks Stamping Bella photo inspiration.

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     I've used Stamping Bella's "Frostier".  There has been so much buzz in the crafting world over water coloring lately I decided to give it a try on this image.  I really like how it turned out.  I used Distress inks to color with.
     This is my first time using the poinsettia die.  It's hard to see in the photo but I covered the holly berries with Glossy Accents.

     Hope you enjoyed the card.  You can find those of my team mates over at Blogabella.
     Here's the challenge for next week's Bellarific Friday.

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I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments--Christmas in July
Crafting For All Seasons--Christmas
Little Red Wagon--Christmas
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion--Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenges--Christmas with option of Photo inspiration
Come and Get It--Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge--Christmas in July

     Have a wonderful weekend!

Paper--Making Memories "Believe", Bazzill, Recollections, Strathmore 140 lb. watercolor paper
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Frostier", sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Jet Black Stazon, Versamark, Distress inks, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Tools--Stampin' Up Ticket Corner punch, Martha Stewart holly punch, Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia die
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Yellow Stickles, Ranger Bridal Embossing Tinsel, music paper clip from Staples

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A yarn of a tale

     Challenge time at Mo's Digital Pencil!  This time my wonderful DT Sistah Anja has chosen a them of "Things with Wings"  Mo has SO many images with wings it won't be hard for you to find one to play along with.  I've used "Purl" on my card.
     I started by creating a base of paper squares that I sewed around for a quilted effect.  All that work and most of it got covered up.  LOL  I added some canvas ribbon and bling as well as buttons, vellum butterflies, and some die cuts to dress up the card.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E000, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair E33, E35, YR23, Y21
wings B00, B000, B0000, BV000
clothing YG06, YG11, YG17, R24
yarn ball E08, E93, E95, E97

     We'd love to have you come play along.  There's a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's store for the winner!  You can share all your creations over at the Clubhouse too.
     Be back tomorrow with some Stamping Bella goodness.

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Purl"
Tools--Memory Box Fresh Foliage and Fancy Blossoms, My Craft Spot Small Alphabet dies
Miscellaneous--Canvas Corp canvas fringe, Michael's bling trim, Michael's and Wal-mart buttons

Friday, July 18, 2014

Let's twist again

     Isn't she a hoot!  This little koala is a Christine Grove creation from Stamping Bella.  Yep, it's Bellarific Friday again at Blogabella.  Please excuse the purple button.  It matches the card IRL.  Last weeks challenge was this fun sketch.


     I got quite a chuckle yesterday morning when I read Emily's Stamping Bella post on Facebook.  She described the sketch as elegant.  I smiled, looked at my card, and well.....had to giggle a little bit.  Elegant is not a word that would have come to mind for my card.  LOL  I mean, just look at her!  Energetic, determined, and cute yes, but elegant....who knows.  Maybe koala's have a different standard of elegance.

     I did give her a bit of bling with my Wink of Stella pen.  I love the sparkle it adds, but it's so hard to capture it in a photo.

Copics Used:
bear C00, C2, C4, C6, C8, W1, W3, W5, N5, E00, E93, R20
clothing BG11, BG53, BG57, V12,  V93, V95, V99

     Next weeks challenge is a Christmas theme.  It is July after all.

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     Hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned.  We have a church outing to go to if the weather will hold up for us.
     Be blessed!

Paper--Kaisercraft "Utopia", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Twirl"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen
Tools--EK Success Corner Rounder, Tim Holtz ruler, paper piercer
Miscellaneous--Star Dust Stickles

Friday, July 11, 2014

Something new every day

     This has been one BUSY week around here and I'm not talking about how many posts I've made.  LOL  
     Today is Bellarific Friday and the theme from last week's challenge was "Celebrate Good Times".  Like my sentiment says, I think there's something to celebrate in every day.  I've used Stamping Bella's "Flower Garden" for my card and for a change drug out my Derwent watercolor pencils to try a little watercoloring.  There's also a tiny bit of Stickles here and there for some glimmer.

     You can find all my teammates creations over at Blogabella.  The new challenge is a sketch.

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     We'd love to have you play along.  Just grab any Stamping Bella image you might have and use the sketch.  Em gives away $50.00 vouchers to one lucky monthly winner.
     Enjoy your weekend!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "In Bloom", Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Artist's Loft 90 lb. watercolor paper
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Flower Garden", sentiment from Precious Remembrance Shop "New Day"
Ink--Derwent watercolor pencils, Versamark
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Uchida heat gun, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous--Celebrate It ribbon, Ranger Silver embossing powder, Stardust Stickles

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Have a blast

     It's the first Thursday of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Our super talented Franz has chosen a theme of "Birthday for a boy".  I chose to use one of Mo's newest images.  It's called "Blast".

     We'd love to have you play along.  Don't forget about the Clubhouse on Facebook too.  There's a challenge there plus tutorials and lots of sharing.  Check out Mo's store too.  She's got lots of new images.
     We've had Vacation Bible School all week so I'm looking forward to a nice quiet weekend.  Hope you have something great or maybe quiet too planned for your own weekend.

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Blast", sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs "A Bushel and a Peck"
Ink--Ranger Jet Black Archival ink, Copics
Tools--My Craft Spot Tiny Banners and Toppers dies
Miscellaneous--Crystal Stickles, Martha Stewart twine, Glossy Accents

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks-Day 4

     Welcome to the last day of Sweet Sneak peeks from SugarPea Designs and my last card as a Design Team member.  This is such an awesomely talented team and it's been a pleasure to be one of the original DT member for Wendy's stamps
     This set just thrilled me when I saw it.  It's SUPER cute and it's called Spare Me.

     I kept my design pretty simple but used several of the stamps in the set to create a sign in the fashion of the old bowling alleys.  The light blue base, red sparkles, and teal diamonds were all embossed.  I outlined the blue base in black and added die cut letters to the diamonds, backing them with black cardstock.

Would you like to WIN the Spare Me stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas and guests, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Spare Me stamp set!

Our fabulous July release is available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe  right NOW! Please click here to shop – and if you are lucky enough to win a set you’ve already purchased, you can choose another of the same value!

Also, be sure to join us tomorrow and hop along with our amazing new ProjectPeas as they showcase even more inspiration using these amazing sets – we’ll be giving away the ENTIRE release to one lucky commenter!

Paper--Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--SugarPea Designs "Spare Me"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival, Versamark, Zig black pen, Copics
Tools--Marvy Uchida heat gun
Miscellaneous--Zing embossing powder in Powder and Teal, Recollections Sparkle embossing powder in Blaze

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks-Day 3

     There's nothing like the ocean is there.  Our Day 3 Sweet Sneak is the Seaside Wishes set.  

     I wanted to put this little cutie in a photo frame so part of her is cropped out.  I added some machine stitching, a little cheese cloth, and washi tape to dress it up a bit.

Would you like to WIN the Seaside Wishes stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas and guests, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Seaside Wishes stamp set!

Our fabulous July release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe at 6:00 AM EST this Thursday!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste--Flair", Recollections, Copic Xpress-it Blending card
Stamps--SugarPea Designs "Seaside Wishes
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival, Copics, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Tools--Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag and Instant Camera dies, Mini Perfect Layers tool, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--K & Co. washi tape, The Paper Studio pearls, Michael's button, Dritz cheese cloth, Crafter's Square hemp cord