Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tailz and Finz

It's time to share a fun little card. This card features one of the newest releases from the Busy Beauties Boutique, available in the Boutique on March 4. I thought this was such a fun little pair and my grandson loves fish, or "feeh" as he calls them (he's only 20 months old so we go with the feeh.) I used my Cosmo Cricket papers with this called "Snorkel," and I added some bubbles from a House Mouse stamp. The sentiment was put together with my Just-Rite font set. I colored these two with my Copics. There are some great images being released so be sure to stay tuned for the latest and greatest coming from the Busy Beauties Boutique on March 4 as we feature them with another blog hop. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a good week.

Monday, February 22, 2010

ODBD #3-Secret Admirer

I haven't posted for awhile, but that doesn't mean I haven't been stamping. I've actually made several cards that I've needed to get done. I needed to make a wedding card for a friend, so I decided to make it for the third challenge for Our Daily Bread Designs. The challenge is to acknowledge and case a crafter you admire or a creation you admire changing just two elements to make it your own. I chose to CASE this one from Yvonne's blog. She does the most beautiful things with Spellbinders dies. First off, my image is different than hers. I used a Gina K image called "With This Ring", designed by Rupa Shevde, since this is for a wedding. I colored it with very light Copics. I also did not have the same corner punch she used for the circle so I had to change that. My DP is from SU's Afternoon Tea, so I changed more than two elements. I thought it was an exquisite card though and one that would be perfect as a wedding card. I need to build up my inventory of ODBD Stamp sets, so I did not use one of their images on this. They don't require it, but love it if you do use one. I hope to have more of my creations to share with you, including a new release coming up at the Busy Beauties Boutique, and it's a cutie for sure. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

ODBD Challenge #2

This second week of challenges is again brought to us by Guest Designer America Kuhn. The challenge is here. I am happy to say I was one of two winners to receive the blog award from the first challenge, which is on my side bar. Woohoo! This week's challenge is to use red or pink and bling. I decided to use red AND pink. I'm really loving the Martha Stewart Punch-Around-the-Page punches, which is what I used on the red CS. I did the same with the pink CS beneath the sentiment, only I just punched the corners on that one and set it up diagonally. The sentiment and design are from OBDB's "Thinking of You" set, and the additional butterflies are from SU's Butterfly Embosslits in Rose Red. I used my Deckle-Edged Nestie for the sentiment and lightly sponged it with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used my Rose Red and Pretty in Pink markers to color in the sentiment, coloring the butterfly in Elegant Eggplant. I randomly added my bling. All-in-all, an easy card to make. Be sure to check out the beautiful cards the OBDB DT submitted. Thanks for stopping by. It's a beautiful day here, but another cold one. Are we sick of winter yet?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge #22

Welcome to another Copic Creations Challenge. Our challenge this time is sponsored by DZ Doodles and you'll see a selection of their Easter images done by the DT. My image is called "Basket of Eggs". The theme of this challenge is to use your copics to color embellishments. I apologize that the picture makes it look washed-out because it's more colorful IRL. I colored white ribbon with B000 and weaved it in the basket. The one along the bottom was colored with R02. I colored the flowers and brad with R00, R02, BV11 and B000. The buttons were colored with R00 and the narrow zig-zag ribbon with BV11. I colored the larger pearls with BV11. I used my Shamrock Flower Soft on the Easter grass. Be sure to check out any tutorials posted on the CCC website as this is a great way to use your Copics, especially when supplies are limited. The DT has done some beautiful cards. Thank you for taking a look and have a wonderful week.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Think Spring

The buzz word seems to be that people are sick of snow and winter and eagerly awaiting Spring. Now, I must confess that I'm truly excited that it might snow here tomorrow, but hey.......this is Florida and we never see the stuff. I lived 30 years in northern Illinois and when we moved here I never wanted to see snow again, but alas, I would like to see it a little. That's because if it does snow, it will be gone before the day is out, but it's oh, so pretty at first. Anyhoo, I'm posting this card for all of you who hate the snow and cold. I actually did the SCS Weekly Inkling project from yesterday and loved it. I must do more of these - it was simple and I think very eye-catching. My garden gloves are from an adorable set called "Gardening" from Impression Obsession. The papers are from Taylored Expressions kit from last summer. The sentiment is from Flourishes "Seasonal Wreaths". I hope this helps you get out of the winter blues just a little. Spring will follow before too long. Thanks for visiting my little corner. I love all your visits.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Owl Love You.....

A week ago I promised I'd post my other Whimsie Doodle images that I was so in love with, but I didn't even get one of them done until tonight. I do love this little guy and had to make sure I finished him. I colored him with Copics, cut him out and mounted him on one of my Heart Nesties. The DP's are Basic Grey's Sugar Rush, and the designs at the bottom are border punches. Crazy 4 Challenges has a heart challenge going on, so I think I'll enter him in that challenge. Their DT has the cutest cards with hearts - I'm really impressed! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a good week.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Make Music in Your Heart

Good Monday morning to you! I hope you had a pleasant and relaxing week-end. I got to do a card for Our Daily Bread Design's first DT challenge. I learned about it on America's blog here and the challenge can be found here. The challenge is to use a heart/hearts in your design and you have until Thursday, February 11 (my birthday) to submit your design. They do not require that you use one of their stamps, but if you have one to use they welcome it. I did have one I could use and came up with my card that I was very pleased with. The sentiment and flower on the heart are from their Sing to the Lord set. The DP is one I had on hand by October Afternoon. The border is a MS punch and the flower is done from my new Nellie Snellen punch and emboss flower set that I pre-ordered from 7 Kids College Fund. I sponged the bottom and top flowers with Tim Holtz' Antique Linen. I also sponged the sentiment and flower and heart with the same. The ribbon behind the sentiment is from SU! My daughter loved the colors and the sentiment, especially since she is a musician. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday.

Friday, February 5, 2010

"Oops, There Goes Another Rubber Tree..."

Yay! My first High Hopes stamp gets colored and posted. I love this little guy, although I'm not sure how fond I am of coloring ants. This is my first attempt, well....second. The first ant was too dark so I started over with the Warm Greys instead of the Cool Greys. I colored the rest with Copics. He fit perfectly into my Mega Curved Rectangle Nestie. I had a flower punch that I inked with SU markers and stamped on the left side. I sponged So Saffron and More Mustard around the outer edges and used my two SU word punches for the sentiment. I attached my flowers and mounted it all on Garden Green CS and Voila! - I just smile when I see this little guy. This was a pre-order from 7 Kids College Fund and I got others to ink up as well. So glad I got them. Hopefully I'll share those with you soon. If you want to check out the other cool pre-orders they're offering, as well as the fabulous stock of items they now carry, you can get there by clicking on the logo on the left side of my blog. I hope you have a wonderful week-end and if you're on the east coast, don't get buried under too much snow. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Busy Beauties Blog Hop

It's time for another Busy Beauties blog hop. There were several images released once again so it was hard to decide what to work up for the blog hop. I decided to make an explosion box in order to display several of the images in one project by tucking them inside the box. My cover has "Teddy" with his message that he brings T.L.C. to Speed Your Recovery. Inside is full of goodies for most things that might ail you. There are band-aids, tissues, a prescription bottle of T.L.C., and the old stand-by....chicken soup. "Cuddle Me Better" Bear is in the middle and he looks like he has bandages and he's sick, poor baby. I printed him out twice, cut him out and made a backside and a little stand so he could be standing there waiting to greet you when you open the box. Regarding the blog hop, you should be coming here from Michelle's blog and going to Anita's blog from here. Instead of each DT member choosing a winner, we will have "Secret Beauties" along the hop who will be awarding three free images to one random commenter from their blog plus a grand prize winner of five free images (only those who leave a comment on each blog on the hop will be added into the grand prize drawing). I'm sure you'll see more of the new release images along the hop so be sure to check them out. They are all available in the Busy Beauties Boutique. Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Love You This Much

I got this adorable little snowman from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps the other day. They are going to all digital stamps and had their clear stamps on sale. I was anxious to ink him up so I decided to incorporate two challenges in the process. The first is a sketch challenge from A Spoonful of Sugar. I don't think I've ever done one of their challenges, but I read about it on Shary's blog and decided to use it for my card. The other is the Stamptacular Sunday challenge, which is to make a card using only blue and white. I saw this on Christine's blog here and her card is adorable. I wasn't sure about using blue with the hearts, but I decided it would still be cute. The sentiment that came with it is so sweet. I used my "Snow Dot" CB embossing folder for the background paper. My blues are all SU papers in Not Quite Navy, Sky Blue and Baja Breeze. I colored him with Copics in B93, B95 and B97 and BG0000. I was so happy that I had bought a special ribbon trio from SU awhile back that included the Not Quite Navy ribbon. Hope you like it. It was fun and fairly easy with limited colors and the sketch all laid out for us. Thanks for stopping by. Be watching for the next Busy Beauty blog hop on Thursday with some cute new images that go with this time of year.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge #21

Well its February and time for another Copic Creations challenge. This challenge is sponsored by Susanas Custom Art and Card Design and features her newest Victoria Case "Aurora" images done by the DT. The prize will be a complete set of the new pastel Copic markers and the Aurora stamp collection. The theme of the challenge is "feather blending." It is an interesting technique that you can find a tutorial for on the CC site. I feathered her hat and skirt with Y13 and BG 13. I love this little image and think you'll love the other images that the DT has worked up. My DP's are from Basic Grey's "Two Scoops" and my sentiment is from SU's "Best Yet." I hope you'll give this technique a try and join us in this challenge, and don't forget the awesome prize that is being offered. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.