Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I Woof You!

I have to start off by saying that I am so proud of both my girls.  They had their regional DI (Destination Imagination) competition last weekend and Alicia's team took 1st place out of 16 teams, so they are on to the State competition next month!  Ashley was on a Rising Star team, and while they participate in the regional competition, they do not advance to state by their performance, but rather a lottery drawing, and unfortunately her team was not picked.  She was so sad that night because she has had so much fun with DI and she didn't want it to be over.  Out of 5 competing teams from their school, 4 of them are going on to State.  3 teams took 1st place in their categories, and one team took 2nd place (which happened to be in the same category as Alicia's team, so the school took 1st and 2nd place in that category).  Way to go Wildcats! 


Now on to the card.....For this one, I used Charlie from InStyle Stamps and matched him up with these wonderful DCWV papers from the pet stack (and yes, I even used some of my in color paper from a few years back).  I thought a dog tag type sentiment would work really good on this, so I dug through my junk drawer and came across this chain that came off a pair of my sons Tony Hawk pants (it had a mini skateboard attached to it), see there is a reason for all that "junk" we save, and better to recycle it than toss it out!  The sentiment is from my daughters stamp collection ~ you can't see it too good on here, but inside the heart it says "woof".



Remember....to receive an automatic 5% discount on your purchases, please be sure to go through this link InStyle Stamps. 

I am entering the following challenges:
Pile-It-On - "Animal-riffic"
Cute Daisy May - "For the Boys"
Sophisticat - "Raining Cats and Dogs"
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Alter or Recycle something - I recycled the chain I used 


Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Charlie InStyle Stamps (digi image); Sentiment - Studio G 
Ink/Coloring: Colorbox Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown); Copics (E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, N3, N5, N7, N9, YR21, YR23, YR24)
P
aper:  Soft Sky, Kraft; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - DCWV (Pet Stack)
Embellishments:  Ball chain; Eyelet (Making Memories)
Tools: Key Tag Punch; Martha Stewart Border Punch 

Stampin N Scrappin With Jodi - Tent Topper Card

It's time for me to be in the KLSNS Stampin N' Scrappin spotlight again and this time I have a Tent Topper Card tutorial to share with you. 

To start off, you will need the following supplies:

1 piece of Cardstock 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
Scoring Tool
Strong Adhesive
Extra cardstock/designer paper for the front and, if you like, the inside of the card 
Stamps, Ink, Embellishments, Nesties or Punches

Take the 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock and score it at 4 1/4" and then fold on the score line, creating a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card base.

Decorate the card front and, if desired, the inside of the card as well.  When decorating the front be sure that you leave enough room at the top to attach the bottom half of the image later on.

Take your image and layer it as desired.  I  used Nesties for the shapes. Place adhesive on the back side, but be sure to only put it on the lower half!
Attach your image to the card base, making sure you don't exceed a height of 5 1/2".  You can use a ruler, grid mat, or scrap piece of paper cut to 5 1/2" as a guide.

Once your topper is in place, you can add any additional embellishments, sentiments, etc. that you may want.  As you can see in my sample, I ended up adding a sentiment to the bottom corner of my card.   
 
For this project I used this cute Meowy Christmas stamp from High Hopes and some Basic Grey paper.  I know some of you probably looked at my card and thought Christmas already!?! ....but I find that I would rather get a head start by making Christmas cards periodically throughout the year than to wait until November or December to finally begin.  We always have so much going on that time of year as it is, so it is nice not having to add a stack of 100 or so cards that must be finished to the list.         

Thanks for stopping by and I hope my project has inspired you to create a Tent Topper Card of your own (and maybe even get a head start on some of those Christmas Cards).

Have a wonderful day!  



Recipe ~ All items SU unless indicated
Stamps:   Meowy Christmas (High Hopes); Christmas Sentiment (CC Designs)

Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Baroque Burgundy;  Copics (N0, N2, N3, N4, R32, R37, R39)
Paper:  Baroque Burgundy, Pretty in Pink; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses)
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Flirty); Rhinestones (Michael's); Stickles (Stardust)
Tools:  Word Window Punch; Nesties

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stamptacular Build a Card Hop

I saw that Stamptacular was having a Build-a-Card-Hop today, and it looked like fun so I decided to participate.  Here is the card I came up with:



1.  Start with something brown - card base
2.  Add a rectangle - panel on left side
3.  Use cardstock in your favorite color - blue is my favorite color, so I chose a shade of that
4.  Include matting - never a problem ;)
5.  Add a stamped image as the main focus - Inky Impressions stamp
6.  Add at least two more colors - white ink added to embossed panels, flower is red, and kraft color
7.  Ribbon - added onto the rectangle panel
8.  Flowers - obvious
9.  Charm - another flower, hanging from the flowers
10.  Sparkle - rhinestone brad and stickles on the flower in the image as well as the flower embellishments
11.  Friendship sentiment - at the bottom of the image panel

Lots more to do yet tonight, so I am cutting it short.



TGF Royal Battle

Today voting starts for The Greeting Farm's Royal Battle.  I am on the "Faux Farmers" team and we would appreciate it so much if you could stop by here and vote for us (by leaving a comment) so we can move on to the next challenge.   Please note that you must leave a comment using the above link as comments on my blog post do not count (although they are much appreciated).  Voting closes Tuesday March 30th, so please get your vote in early.  This week it was my card that was chosen by my teammates to be entered.

Thank you so much!  :) 
Melissa, one of my fellow teammates liked the chair I used so much that she has created a digi image based on it which you can get for free on her blog in this post.  So if you like this chair it as much as we do go and grab the image for yourself.

I would also like to enter this into the Copic Creations challenge this week which is to use your favorite copic technique ~ I used brunette hair and face/skin.

Have a wonderful day :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

KLSNS Challenge #23



Today is the day of my Alicia and Ashley's DI competition and I want to wish them, their teams and the other teams at their school "Good Luck".  I have seen both of my girls teams run through their skits and as long as they do today for the judges what they did for us, they will be great!  No matter what the outcome is, DI has been a wonderful experience for them, and they have learned a lot.  

Today also brings us the weekly challenge at KLSNS.  This week Kristine challenged us to be "All Boxed In" and create either a box or a basket.  I saw these woven baskets a few weeks ago and thought I'd give it a try, and while it is a bit time consuming, it isn't all that hard to do, and the end result is beautiful, besides, with Easter coming up, it was the perfect project!



I decided to use this adorable Sugarplum image from the CC Designs Sugarplums Spring Kit .  I colored her with what other than copics (and for those of you wondering, no I still did not find my BG05 marker (or the other two missing items)...and it is driving me nuts ~ I have looked everywhere and even went through the garbage can...nothing.  The image was cut with nesties, and then I added some stickles to her apron and the eggs, and a little purple pearl for the button of her shoe.   
Visit the KL Stamping N Scrappin blog for all the challenge details and some wonderful eye candy from the rest of the Design Team.  We would love to have you join in on the fun and for entering this weeks challenge, you have the chance to win a surprise Easter package worth $15-$20!!

Remember, there are only a few days left to use the March code, and if you haven't already, sign up for the mailing list to receive special offers for Kelly's store that are not always announced on the blog. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Anything but a card
Magical Crafts - Spring/Easter Theme
Stamp with Fun - Easter
Crafty Cardmakers - Spring into spring
Incy Wincy - Easter/Spring
Pollycraft - Sparkly Things
The Crazy Challenge - Easter
Everybody Art Challenge - Easter
Simon Says - Easter or Spring and some glimmer
Charisma Cardz - "Spring has Sprung"
Colour Create - Pastels with the extra option of Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday - "Dimensions" - create a dimensional project
Paper Play - Easter
Daring Cardmakers - "How Egg-citing"
Easy Craft Projects - Easter
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Easter
Paper Cutz - Easter, but no bunnies or chicks
Stampin for the Weekend - Easter
Copic Creations - Favorite technique - brunette hair, faces/skin
Crafty Calendar Challenge - "Flower Power" - use flowers somewhere - on the DP used to make the basket
By the Cute and Girly - Spring is in the Air
ABC Design - Spring is in full bloom

Enjoy your weekend and fit some time in for stamping :)


Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Sugarplums Spring Kit (CC Designs)

Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20, E27, E33, E35, E37, E40, V000, V01, V12. V15, V17, RV00, BG11, BG13, BG15. R43, R46, Y000, Y02, E21, E25, C0, C1) 
Paper:  Pale Plum; Gina K Pure Luxury White;  DP - from a Provo Craft stack I believe 
Embellishments:   Self Adhesive Pearl's (Michael's); Stickles (stardust); Lace trim (unknown)
Tools:  Martha Stewart Border Punch; Martha Stewart Lace Punch; Nesties

Friday, March 26, 2010

ISS Blog Hop

Welcome to the InStyle Stamps blog hop.  You should have arrived from Kerry's blog, but if not, please head on over to the InStyle Stamps blog and start from the beginning.  When you have completed the hop, you should end up back at InStyle Stamps where we would like you to vote for your favorite project. The DT member that receives the most votes will win a prize AND just for voting you also have the chance to win a prize too! 
Since Easter is just around the corner, it is fitting that the theme for our hop this month is none other than EASTER

For my Easter Treat box, I used the adorable Honey Bunny image.  I couldn't leave this bunny all alone, so I just had to add a few chicks using the chick from the Teacup with Chick image (and isn't that chick a great match for that Designer Paper?!?).  It still didn't look complete to me and since Easter Egg hunts are an annual tradition at our house it just seemed fitting that I add a few Easter Eggs in the grass.  


Thanks for visiting! Now make like a bunny and hop on over to Julie to see her wonderful Easter project.  

Remember....to receive an automatic 5% discount on your purchases, please be sure to go through this link InStyle Stamps. 

Oh, and if you were my BG05 copic marker, my paper piercing guide and my eyelet setter mat, where would you be hiding?  I cannot find them anywhere, and used all of these in the past week......this is driving me nuts!

I am entering the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Anything but a card
Magical Crafts - Spring/Easter Theme
Stamp with Fun - Easter
Crafty Cardmakers - Spring into spring
Incy Wincy - Easter/Spring
Pollycraft - Sparkly Things
The Crazy Challenge - Easter
Everybody Art Challenge - Easter
Tuesday Taggers - Alter something
Simon Says - Easter or Spring and some glimmer
Charisma Cardz - "Spring has Sprung"
Colour Create - Pastels with the extra option of Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday - "Dimensions" - create a dimensional project
Paper Play - Easter
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Easter
Daring Cardmakers - "How Egg-citing"
Easy Craft Projects - Easter
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Easter
Stampin for the Weekend - Easter
Copic Creations - Favorite technique - blonde hair, faces/skin
ABC Design - Spring is in full bloom

Have a wonderful day :)

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Honey Bunny and Teacup with Chick  InStyle Stamps (digi image) 
Ink/Coloring: Copics (E00, E01, R20, Y21, Y23, E26, Y32, E31, G21, G24, YG01, YG03, YG05, RV000, RV00, RV11, B02, BG15, YR12, YR15, BV13, G16, G17)
P
aper:  Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - DCWV (Girl Nursery stack) and the pink DP is from a stack I got years ago from QVC that has no information on it.
Embellishments:  Grosgrain Ribbon (Banana); Pink and Sheer dotted Ribbon (Michael's); Stickles (Stardust); Acrylic Paint ~ Antique White (Delta); Box (Michael's); Shredded paper (unknown)
Tools: Martha Stewart Border Punch 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

KLSNS Challenge #22

Today was my turn to host the challenge at KLSNS.  Since today is the first day of Spring ~ although I think Wisconsin may have missed the memo because it is snowing and looks more like the first day of winter than the first day of spring (what happened to the beautiful weather we had just earlier this week?) ~ and National Quilting Day, I decided to combine the two and came up with today's challenge of Flowers and Stitching (either real or faux). 
I used some of the adorable Sugarplums from the CC Designs Sugarplums Spring Kit and colored them with copics.  This particular paper from the Basic Grey Lemonade pack reminded me of a quilt, so I took it a step further and stitched it to look like squares of fabric.  Since this paper is quite busy, I kept the embellishments to a bare minumum, just adding flowers to the grass.
 
Please join us this week, and show us your flowers and stitching.  This week the top three will win a blinkie for their blog.   

Stop by and visit the rest of the DT to see the fantastic creations they came up with this week.

I'll have to come back later to add challenges, because I've got lots to do!   

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Sugarplums Spring Kit (CC Designs), Bench (CC Designs) 

Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20, E31, E334, E35, E37, R21, R22, YG 15, YG13, BG13, BG15, YR13, YR15, YR18, E21, E23, E26)  I guessed on some of these as I am trying to do this by memory as I can't get to my craft room at the moment, so I'll double check later
Paper:  Rose Romance, Green Gable; Gina K Pure Luxury White;  DP - Basic Grey (Lemonade); Sandpaper 
Embellishments:   Flowers (Prima); Self Adhesive Pearl's (Michael's) colored with Copic R22
Tools:  Martha Stewart Border Punch; Sewing Machine

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wedding Week - Day 4

It is day 4 of Wedding Week at InStyle Stamps.  Each day we have been previewing new images that will be available after the redesign of the sites and blogs are complete.  Today the spotlight is on Mylie
I just love her!  For this card I decided to go pink and somewhat elegant.  I colored the image with copics, using a very pale pink for her dress and added Shimmerz on the bodice and along the bottom.  I put some white paper behind the lace border so the flowers stood out and then added some pearls to the center.  I was playing around with different shapes to use behind Mylie and really wasn't happy with any of them so I decided to try something new.  I used two embossed scalloped ovals ~ and I really like how that turned out.  Since I wanted Mylie to be the main focus, I just added two organdy bows with pearls in the center and a strip of organdy ribbon down the side.  

Now you know we can't have a week long celebration and not have a prize right?  All you need to do is share your wedding picture with us on this post and you will be entered to win a fabulous prize package ~ trust me, you don't want to miss it! 

Remember, when shopping at InStyle stamps, use this link {InStyle Stamps} and you will automatically receive a 5% discount on your purchase!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Clearly Delightful - Sketch
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - "Sparkly Things"
The Crazy Challenge - Simple and Elegant
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Monochromatic
Totally Gorjuss - "Sweet" - a sweet image or sweet treat 
Die Cut Dreams - "Pack a Punch" - use at least 2 punches
Ooh La La Creations - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Pastel Colors
Crafty Cardmakers - "A Feminine Celebration" - use a female image
Cute Daisy May - Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles - "Artist's Choice" - Anything Goes
Little Paper Shop - "Make Something Old New Again"- DP I've had for the longest time and I think I used it once maybe twice way back when...
Little Red Wagon - Copics
Fab N' Funky - use something new - image
Die Cuts R Us - Use one color from My Minds Eye Lush Collection (I chose pink) and white


 


Have a fantastic day!  

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Mylie (digi image) InStyle Stamps  
Ink/Coloring: Copics (E0-0, E01, E11, R20, E21, E25, E27, G21, G24, RV000)
P
aper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - Basic Grey (Euphoria)
Embellishments:  Organdy Ribbon (JoAnn's); Self Adhesive Pearls (Michael's), Stickles (Star Dust)
Tools:  Marvy Giga Scallop Oval Punch; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Textile); Martha Stewart Border Punch; Bow Easy; Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

OTHBCGA

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today InStyle Stamps has another "Over the Hump Blog Candy Giveaway" for you.  This month we were asked to use the colors green and yellow.  Well, after my last card, you all know I don't have a lot of DP with green, but add some other colors to the mix, and I'm good to go.
Green and yellow just screamed Spring to me, so I used this cute Teacup with Chick image (and for those of you that just want the teacup, you can get the Teacup without Chick image) and of course there is a really cute matching Teapot image as well.  Speaking of spring, I am loving the warmer weather we've been having and so have the kids.  Now I can't wait until the flowers start blooming!

You know we'd love to see what you come up with using the colors Green and Yellow.  Head on over to the InStyle Stamps blog for more information and to link your project.

Remember, when shopping at InStyle stamps, use this link {InStyle Stamps} and you will automatically receive a 5% discount on your purchase!

I also want to remind you that we are in the midst of wedding week where each day we are previewing new images.  There are a lot of wonderful things to see, so be sure to check out the blog each day, and stop back here tomorrow, because I think I might just have one of those previews for you ;) 


Have a fantastic day!  

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Teacup with Chick (digi image) InStyle Stamps; Sentiment: Like it a Latte 
Ink/Coloring: Copics; Memento Rich Cocoa
P
aper: Green Galore; DCWV Textured Paper; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - Basic Grey (Origins)
Embellishments:  Ribbon; Flowers (Imaginisce); Button; DMC Embroidery Floss; Self Adhesive Pearls (Michael's)
Tools:  Marvy Giga Scallop Circle Punch; CM Cutting System; Martha Stewart Border Punch


Saturday, March 13, 2010

InStyle Stamps Color Challenge

This is my second post for the day.

This week InStyle Stamps has a color challenge over at Club Anime.

We were given the following photo for our inspiration ~ isn't this bead work just gorgeous!?!

And here is my card:
For my card I used Tricia and Renee ~ they remind me of my two daughters, so I had to color the hair accordingly.  The image was colored with copics and I used the blender pen to add a pattern to the skirt.  The DP was just white and green, but I colored in the flowers and the leaves to add a bit more color.  The ribbon is actually two different ribbons ~ I hand stitched the ric rac trim onto the grosgrain ribbon to add a bit more green into my card.  The flower was hand made by me out of some scrap fabric and I just added a few buttons in the center.   While working on this color challenge I discovered that I don't have much in the line of green Designer papers unless I want to make a Christmas card.....hmmm I think I need to work on that!

Be sure to stop on by the rest of the team to see what they made using these colors and while you're visiting them, be sure to leave them some love.   

We would love to have you join our color challenge.  Just stop by the InStyle Stamps blog for all the details. 

Remember to shop for all your InStyle Stamps through this link to receive an automatic 5% discount on your purchase!


Monday is the start of Wedding Week at InStyle Stamps, and there are a lot of beautiful things to be seen so you don't want to miss a day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Ooh La La - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - Spring
Cupcake Craft Challenge - "Flower Power" - use flowers (dp, images, flowers etc)
Crafty Cardmakers - "A Feminine Celebration" - use a female image
Midnight Madness - MMSC #44 Sketch 
Crafty Creations - Make your own flowers
Little Red Wagon - Fabric
Pixie Challenge - Buttons and Flowers
Clearly Inspired - Think Green
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Green
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Raise the Bar - "Go Green"
Copic Creations - Coloring using green copics
Totally Gorjuss - "Sweet" - a "sweet" image or an image of sweets, or...
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes  

If you are looking for my KLSNS post, please scroll down one.

Have a wonderful day!

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Tricia and Renee -  In Style Stamps (digi image)
Ink/Coloring: Copics (E00, E01, R20, E35, E37, YR24, V01, V04, V06, E55, E57, E59, YG03, YG05, YG07, T1) 
P
aper: Garden Green, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac;  Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - SU (Stack)
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Eggplant); Vintage Ric Rac trim; Fabric;  
Tools:  Martha Stewart Branch Punch

KLSNS Challenge #21


This week Jacilynn hosted our challenge at KLSNS and she gave us this wonderful sketch to follow:

 

For my card I decided to do create a scene with Underwater Emma.  This is really an adorable set ~ in addition to the images I used, there are three fish, a small rock, some seaweed and some bubbles. 

I stamped both of my images, colored them with copics and cut them out.  I tore a piece of sandpaper and added it to the bottom of the dark blue Designer Paper to represent the sandy bottom of the sea.  I adhered the rock image adding dimensionals in a few places and then placed Emma on top of it using dimensionals on her tail.  I added stickles to her belt and headband.  I'm not real happy with the picture, as this card definitely looks better in real life.  I had to do a lot of adjusting to get the blues as close as I could to how they actually are, but her hair just doesn't look right now.    

I forgot how hard it is to make a card when you have a bad cold and are grabbing for a tissue every other minute....talk about taking forever!  I think I am finally over that part, but now I'm starting the coughing stage, so I figure I'll have that for at least another week....darn colds!

Please join us this week, and show us your take on Jacilynn's fun sketch.  This week the top three will win a blinkie for their blog.   

Visit the rest of the DT to see what they have in store for you and be sure to leave them some love while you're there.

And for those wondering, I got the gummy worm costume finished Wednesday.  It's not entirely what I had in mind, but it works, and more importantly fits Ashley, so all is good.  Both of my girls DI teams had a test run for the parents on Thursday night and I have to say the teams did a fantastic job!  Next week will be another busy one with lots of running around with the kids, and then I also have to get ready for out of town guests on the 20th and then Tyler's birthday on the 23rd.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Ooh La La - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - "A Feminine Celebration" - use a female image
The Crazy Challenge - 3x3 - use 3 of an item - I used 3 buttons
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes  

Have a wonderful day and I'll be back a little later with an InStyle Stamps posting!

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Underwater Emma (CC Designs) 

Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20, E30, E31, E34, E33, E35, E37, BG000, BG01, BG45, BG49, G21, G24, G29, N2, N3, N4, N6)
Paper:  Night of Navy; Gina K Pure Luxury White;  DP - Basic Grey (Lime Rickey); Sandpaper 
Embellishments:   Velvet Ribbon (Michael's); Stickles (Eucalyptus); Buttons; DMC Floss
Tools:  Martha Stewart Border Punch; Dimensionals

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Easter Lily Clear and Simple


Challenge winner
Last week I received an email asking me to be a Guest Designer for this weeks challenge at AiFactory.  I was honored to be asked and just had to say yes!  I have worked with many of their images already so I knew that I would have fun. 

The challenge for this week (#27) was "Clear and Simple".  I had an idea all planned out for this, but that quickly changed.  I "thought" I had clear buttons, so I searched high and low and came up with nothing.  Visits to two different stores left me empty handed as well...so it was time to think of something else.  I decided to make an acetate card ~ after all, you can't get any clearer than that and actually I'm glad I had to change directions because I really love how this turned out!  

I printed out the Easter Lily image two times so I could layer the flower portion on dimensionals.  I colored the image with my copics, cut it out and placed it on this subtle designer paper I found hiding in my stash and then layered that on white paper.  The inside of the card uses the same designer paper layered on white.  A soft triple organdy bow finished off the card.  

Here is a different view of the card: 


We'd love to have you join in this weeks "Clear and Simple" challenge.  While it is not necessary to use AiFactory Stamps, if you have them, we'd love to see them (and you can get a few freebie's here).  You have until March 17th, midnight EST to link your creation on the challenge post.  If you post to any online galleries, please use the keywords "AIF010" and "aifactory". This weeks lucky winner will receive this beautiful Lily Collection Digital Stamp Set:

Thanks again ladies for letting me be a part of the challenge this week! 



Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Easter Lily image from Lily Collection (AiFactory) 

Ink/Coloring:  Copics (G24, G28, G29, G40, YG00, Yg01, YG03, Y26, T1, 0)
Paper:  Acetate; Gina K Pure Luxury White;  DP - CK (Greenery Wedding Paper) 
Embellishments:  Organdy Ribbon 
Tools:  Nesties; Bow Easy


Saturday, March 6, 2010

KLSNS Challenge #20

I had every intention of posting something more during the week, but I've been crazy busy and only got as far as coloring a few images!  Both of my girls are on DI teams and we have had many more practices added in since the competition is at the end of the month.  Speaking of which, I need to make a gummy worm costume and it has me stumped (not to mention the fact that I have no idea how to sew a costume) I know exactly how I want it to look ~ getting it to actually look that way is a completely different story!   Just another thing to add to the ever growing list of things to get done  unfortunately this one is high priority and needs to get done soon! 

This week our challenge over at KLSNS was hosted by Joanna and she asked us to use buttons on our project.  I got my DT package in the mail early this week, so instead of using the image I had planned on, I just had to break out one of the new stamps - Sweet November Baby Bunny with Daffodil from CC Designs and use it for this challenge.

I chose some of the papers from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush stack because I thought they had a nice spring feel to them.  The image was colored in with my copics and then masked so I could stipple the sky background and then the grass border was attached.  The sky looked a little bare so I added a few butterflies punched with some of the same DP and then covered in stickles.  I did a bit of sewing on a few of the panels and then added a sentment from the CC Designs Spring Kit

Please join us this week, we'd love to see what you do with your buttons!  This week the top three will win a blinkie for their blog.   

Take a peek at the creations the rest of the DT has and be sure to leave them some love as well!
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Sketch 
Little Paper Shop -  Sketch  
Cupcake Craft Challenge - "Round and Round" Lots of Circles - DP, Sentiment, Buttons, Holes in border punch
The Crazy Challenge - Show me anything 
Papertake - Buttons, Bows, Brads, Bling - I used buttons, bows and bling
Your Next Stamp - Big Bow 
AI Factory - Use the color blue (a little or a lot), a bow and bling
Delightful Sketches & Challenges - Theme - Kids
Stampin for the Weekend - Monochromatic (aside from the sky and grass)

ave a wonderful day!

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Sweet November Baby Bunny with Daffodil  (CC Designs); Sentiment - Spring Kit (CC Designs) 

Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue; Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20, E25, E27, C1, C2, RV00, YG07, and the two yellows I don't remember)
Paper:  Apricot Appeal; Gable Green; Gina K Pure Luxury White;  DP - SU old Christmas pack 
Embellishments:   Ribbon; Buttons; DMC Floss
Tools:  Martha Stewart Border Punch; Martha Stewart Butterfly punch; Bow Easy; Sewing Machine

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Club Anime Sketch Challenge 7

Wow did February go by fast ~ hopefully we will start getting some warmer weather to enjoy!  Today brings us a Sketch Challenge over at Club Anime.  Virginia gave us this wonderful sketch to use:  


For my card I chose Laney ~ isn't she just the sweetest little thing!!?!  I know a lot of girls that would just love to get a card with her on it! 
When I saw this image, I knew right away that I just had to use this DP ~ I think it is perfect for her.  The paper has a lot of sparkle to it, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  As usual, I used copics to color the image, and then I cut it out with my nesties.  A bit of ribbon and a few rhinestones finished off the card. 

Be sure to check out all the other fabulous creations the rest of the team has made with this sketch!  There are a few new girls on the team so be sure to give them some love!   

We would love to have you join our sketch challenge.  This month the winner will receive a CD full of InStyle Stamps non-anime images ~ there are over 100 images on this CD (wow, I'd LOVE that prize!).  You have until April 1st (11:59 pm PST) to link your project to Mr. Linky. 

Remember to shop for all your InStyle Stamps through this link to receive an automatic 5% discount on your purchase!  

Virginia has a lot of exciting things planned for InStyle Stamps and I can't wait to share them with you!

Have a wonderful day!

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Laney -  In Style Stamps (digi image); Sentiment - Studio G
Ink/Coloring: Colorbox Chalk Ink - Rouge; Copics (E00, E01, E11, R01, R20, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y31, YG23, YG25, BG000, BG01, V04, RV32, RV34) 
P
aper: Pretty in Pink; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - DCWV (Sweet Stack)
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Flirty); Self Adhesive Rhinestones (Michael's) 
Tools:  Circle Punches; Nesties


 
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