Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tim the Toolman?

     Now if you trade out his hammer and drill for a broom and dustpan this would be me.  LOL  For some reason the spring cleaning bug has hit me in the fall.  I have been doing some major de-cluttering of my house.  I don't know, maybe it's because I'm almost fifty, but I'm ready for a streamlined, easy access, easy clean house.  Wish me luck!
     This guy is so much fun.  He's the "Weekend Warrior" from Art Impressions Stamps.  He had all those tools so I gave him some note and graph paper, and a ruler to help him along.  It's kind of hard to see in the photo but I inked the hinges with silver and then distressed them a bit with some Vintage Photo Distress ink.

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
shirt G99, BG93, BG96
pants B93, B95, B97
hat E71, E74, E79
gloves E33, E39, E95, E97
tool belt E31, YR21, YR23, YR24
shoes E53, E55, E57
tools E08, E95, E97, R24, R39, E21, E23, E25, E27, N1, N3

     Here's the inside of the card.

     Hope you enjoyed this hard working guy.
     Be blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Weekend Warrior", Verve "Graph Paper and Notebook Paper" stamps, Precious Remembrance Shop "Positive Thoughts"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress ink, Brilliance Starlite Silver, Memento Summer Sky, Colorbox Scarlet, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Tools--Verve Rounded Rectangle die, Spellbinders Double Ended tags die, Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers tool
Miscellaneous--Recollections brads, Tim Holtz ruler tape

Friday, August 15, 2014

Let it all hang out

     Nothing is sacred anymore is it.  My daughter and I saw a young man in Wal-mart the other day with his pants around his knees.  How he was walking I don't know, but we got a nice view of his underwear...a sight I could have done without.  Old Sylvia here has no problem hanging her undies out for all to see either.  hee hee
     This fun stamp set is from Stamping Bella and it's called "Senior-ita Sylvia".  Last weeks challenge was to use this sketch.

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     Sylvia is colored up in Copics and I used one of my new toys.  You can't see it very well, but the black scalloped border across the center was cut with a stitched scallop died from Pretty Pink Posh.  I added a bit of doodling around the image and the sentiment strips.  Here's Sylvia and her unmentionables in all their glory.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E08, E09, E95, E97
shirt B72, R35
vest R35, R37, R39
skirt B93, B95, B97, B99
shoes E31, E33, E35
basket E74
clothing Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23, R37, E08, E09, E95, E97, G21, G24,
 G28, N3, N5, N7, BG11, BG72, BG75, Y11, Y21, YR23, R35, R37
grounding W1, W3, W5

     Pop over to Blogabella to see all the wonderful creations my teamies made with the sketch plus those of the crafters who played along.  Em has some Bella Bucks up for grabs.  Next weeks challenge is this gorgeous photo inspiration.

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     Have a fantastic weekend!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Remarkable", Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Senior-ita Sylvia"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Micron pen
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders #1 die, Nestabilities Labels 1
Miscellaneous--Michaels flower and Celebrate It ribbon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wishes do come true

     It's the second Thursday in August already and that means it's time for another challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  Our sweet Elaine has given us a theme of "Girl's Birthday".  I've chosen Mo's sweet Cinderella image for my card.  Now you might think Cindy is an odd choice for a birthday card, but we make a wish on the candles and send people birthday wishes.  Well, whose wishes came true better than Cinderella!  LOL
     I did a little distressing around the card edges, removing a few pieces here and there and backing them with another DP just to give the card a tattered look.

Copics Used
skin E00, E000, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair E35, YR23, Y11, Y21
scarf R22, R27, R46
dress and knickers E71, E74, E79, C00, C2, E95, E97, E08, E09, BG11, BG72, BG75, YG03, YG95
apron W1, W3, E42, B0000
broom E21, E23, E27, E35, YR23, Y21, Y11
shoes N3, N5, N7

     Here's the inside of the card.

     Happy Thursday!  Be blessed!
Paper--Echo Park "This and That", Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Cinderella", Verve "Take Note", and Precious Remembreance Shop "Positive Thoughts"
Ink--Forest Moss Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Tools--Verve Flag It die set, Nestabilities Large Labels , Impression Obsession Butterflies die, Marianne Designs English Rose die for leaves
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen, Wrights pearl trim, Prima flower, Martha Stewart microbeads, Recollections pearls, Hobby Lobby lace

Monday, August 11, 2014

Texting Frenzy

     Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.
     I have another Art Impressions project to share with you today.  This set is called "Texting BFF's".  I couldn't resist using the telephone paper for the background and all those quote marks too.  Is there such a thing as carpel thumb?.  LOL  Bet these girls will have it if there is.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair left E33, E35, YR23, Y21
hair right E21, E23, E25, E29
clothing left BG10, BG11, BG53, BG57
clothing right R02, R22, R24, W1, W3, W5
stools N3, N5, N7
     Hope you day is filled with blessings!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste-Flair", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Texting BFF's"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Tools--Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers tool, Nestabilities Standard Circles die, Fiskars Circle Cutter

Friday, August 8, 2014

Here comes the bride

     Woohoo it's Friday!  That means it's time for a Stamping Bella Bellarific card and a new challenge.  Last weeks challenge was to use an Uptown Girl.  Since I needed to make a wedding card I chose "Brett and Brenda get married".  Played a bit with my new Cheery Lynn doily die and pulled out some Glimmer Mists to do the flower and leaves.
     Her dress is covered with Wink of Stella clear glitter.  So wish it would show up better in pictures.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
her hair E53, E55, E57
his hair E21, E23, E25, E29
her dress W1, W3
his suit C2, C4, C6, C8, C10
flowers R35, R37, R59, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG99

     Hop on over to Blogabella to see my team mates creations plus those who played along.  Next weeks challenge is a sketch.

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     Hope you have a lovely weekend!  Be blessed!

Paper--K & Company "Julianne", Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Couple Brett and Brenda get married"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily die, Marianne Designs English Rose dies, Memory Box Fancy Blossoms die, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips die, Bow Easy, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers Tool
Miscellaneous--Michael's and Queen & Co. pearls, Olive Vine and Scarlet Glimmer Mist, Michael's Celebrate It ribbon

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sprinkled with fun!

     Whew!  Are you all finding that this summer seems to be especially busy.  The more I try to get ahead the further I seem to get behind.  I've been working on some cards for Art Impressions and will have several to share with you over the next few weeks.  I'm going to try to spread them out a bit.  I'm finding that spare time for commenting is in short abundance and I'm sure it is for you too so I won't drown you in posts.
     This image is called "Cupcake BFF's".  The new line of BFF characters is so much fun.  The cards I'm making are supposed to be used for displays at the craft shows so I'm not embellishing them very heavily since they need to be travel/packing friendly.  I found some cute candle stickers to add a little extra on this card.

Copics Used
skin E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
hair E33, E35, YR23, Y21
shirt and shoes G40, G43, G46, YG11
pants N5, N7, N9
cupcake E31, E33, E51, R20, R22, R24

     Have a wonderful week!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Sweet Girl", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Cupcake BFF's"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Stax, Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers tool, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents, Jolee's Boutique stickers

Friday, August 1, 2014

Daisy Girl

     Happy Friday all!  It's a Bellarific Friday.  Last week's challenge was to use this sketch.  A nice CAS design.  


     I used Lulu's Garden of Daisies from Stamping Bella.  Isn't she sweet with all her blooms.  I added a few more with some punches.
     You can better see that I popped the frame up above the image in the photo below.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R22
dress Y11, YR21, YR23, R22, R24, R27
daisies BV000, C00, C2, C4, E08, E93, E95, E97

     I added the accompanying sentiment to the inside of the card. 

     You can hop over to the Blogabella blog to see what my Bella team mates created with this great sketch.  The new challenge is.....Townies!!!  Yep that's right.  All you have to do is use an Uptown Girl stamp on your creation.  Email it to Em by Thursday night and your creation will be added to the blog post.  There's also some Blogabella bucks up for grabs.  Come play along!
     Happy Friday!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Notable", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lulu's Garden of Daisies"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circles, Marvy Uchida Daisy punches, The Paper Studio Quatrefoil embossing folder, Poppystamps Meadow Leaf die
Miscellaneous--Michael's rhinestones

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