Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Copic Creations Challange and Winners Announced

Happy mid-June to all of you. I hope you're all off to a great start to summer. It's plenty hot here so the kids are getting lots of pool time. It's time for our next Copic Creations Challenge and this one is sponsored by Penny Black. Our challenge this time is "doodling" and you'll have to get all the details at the challenge blog. My Penny Black image is called "By the Cartful." I used my 0.2 Multi-liner and I doodled some squigglies on the bow of the red package, and also added extra hearts around the top of the packages. While you're there be sure to check out the happy winners of all the great items being offered for our anniversary challenge. Speaking of winners, the winner of my blog candy is (drumroll please.....) Crafty Math-Chick. Please e-mail me with your address so I can send you the papers and stickers. Be sure to check out the great cards our DT put together using the adorable Penny Black images and as always, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Flourishes Star Spangled Challenge

Flourishes is have a Star Spangled challenge using red, white and blue and the happy winner gets the new releases, which look quite fabulous. You can get all the details here. To see a sample of the new releases, check out Leslie Miller's blog here. I decided to make a Father's Day card for my entry, and the images I used are from Flourishes "A Man's View." My DP's are K & Company and my letters are from my Martha Stewart Alphabet punches. The new releases are really grabbing me and I have no doubt they'll grab you too, so be sure to check them out. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Way to Go, Kiddo!

Happy Saturday to you all! I have a card to share with you that I made for my grandson's K-5 graduation. I used PTI's "Way to Go, Kiddo" set. It's an adorable set and I'm glad I finally got to use it. My tree branches and mushroom tops, as well as the background papers are more of my favorite...."Stella and Rose." By now I've left enough plugging for them, and links, that you probably all have your own, or else your tired of seeing them. I'm so very excited to have reached 100 followers. I'm certainly honored and I want to thank all of you who follow my blog, and I love when you take a moment to leave comments. I have been applying Suzanne Dean's Distress Coloring with Copics techniques referenced on our Copic Creations Challenge Blog and I have to say I'm thrilled with the look. I'll post the card I made for my granddaughter's birthday using one of these images. I'm hooked on this manner of coloring. Be sure to visit the blog and see all the blog candy you could win for our 2nd blogiversary. I'm off to a very busy day, as I'm sure you all are. Have a wonderful week-end.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Copic Creations Celebrates!

We're celebrating our second anniversary here at Copic Creations Challenges....two years of bi-weekly challenges! If you were with us last year for our one-year anniversary you'll remember that we had multiple sponsors to help us celebrate, and we're happy to be celebrating with 12 sponsors this year! How cool is that!
The theme of our challenge is "Distressing - with Copics," and our images were graciously provided by Crafty Secrets. The image I colored is from a set called Garden Girls and I fell in love with this set when I saw it. If you remember my Easter Basket post you'll recognize the 2-5-7-10 box that I made into a "vase" this time for the greenery inside. The colors I used on her apron, (or pinafore,) were E40,41,42,43,44. The vintage images really lend themselves nicely to a distressed look. I used N1,2,3,&5 on the watering can and E97,99 on the clay pots. The box and handle were sponged with SU's More Mustard. Many of our DT members are offering blog candy, so be sure to check out their posts for this challenge. I am offering paper and stickers from K&Co. with a patriotic theme. The winner will be chosen and announced on our 6/15 post. We also want to welcome a new design-team member - Wendy Ramlakhan from Sugar-Pea Designs. Be sure to check out her link and welcome her to our team. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll join our celebration with a little distressing. Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win some blog candy.