Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Go-To" Sympathy Card

Today I am sharing a sympathy card that went together fairly quickly but I liked it's style. The sentiment is from SU's Thoughts and Prayers, and the die cuts are stamped with Waltzingmouse's Vintage Labels 10, and then die cut with Spellbinders dies to match. The top and bottom flourishes are also from this set, and the strips in the middle are from an SU punch and then sponged in distress inks. I would like to come up with several "go-to" designs to have on hand and I think this should be one of them. I know y'all already do that, but while I've intended to do that, it hasn't happened yet. I need a go-to design for a lot of occasions where I need a card quickly but don't have the time to stop and put one together. Hence, the following:

I have been in another craft room for the last 1-1/2 sewing room. My love of sewing was re-kindled with the acquiring of a new (used, but barely) sewing machine, plus the upcoming visit of our oldest son. Their youngest is 3, and my granddaughters that live here are ages 3 and 7. I have been making matching dresses and aprons for the 3 of them to match, and of course playing with the embroidery capabilities that I now have on my machine. I so wish I could clone myself (don't we all) so I could be stamping and sewing, but for now, that's where I've been hiding. I will try to remember to take pictures of their outfits and the girls in them to share with you. Meanwhile, please forgive the absence of card posts. I'll be back soon with our next Copic Creations challenge post. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sweet Treats

It's time once again for a fresh challenge from Copic Creations, and this time the challenge is coloring "pastels". Our sponsor this time is Sparkle Creations and they've got some adorable images. (See our CC site for what you could win by participating.) This one is called Sweet Treats Emily. She's serving up a plate of chocolate chip cookies (my interpretation, anyway) and of course she inspired me to go bake some chocolate chip cookies. YUM! My "Baked Edible Goods" is from one of my favorite Waltzingmouse Sets and my DP's are Prima's "Jack and Jill." Thanks to all who joined us for the last challenge. I hope you can play along this time, so get out those Copics and think pastel.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WM Sketch Challenge

Today's post is a card I did for the WM sketch challenge. The set is called Blessed by You.
This is one of my new sets so I wanted to use it in the sketch challenge. From my perspective the tree suggests something rather "colonial" so I stamped it on Kraft CS. I created my own plaid background with WM's Picnic Patterns. I'm still not sure if I like the tree stamped on that color of CS, but I'm not sure what else to go with to give it that feel, so here it is for now. I've been trying to stay on top of commenting, along with posting more frequently, but golly.....there are a lot of new posts out there today. I love the inspiration I get from so many of you. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up the momentum. I'm loving summertime and want to work up so many summer images, but I'm already feeling pressured to get to creating cards for the holidays. Oh, the demands we put on ourselves, yes?? Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're enjoying your summer days.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Farm Fresh Challenge

I realize I'm surprising many of you with the frequent posts, but the fact is that this week has allowed me to focus more on my stamping and blogging and I'm enjoying it very much. I don't know if it will last, but while I'm able to I am going to participate in as much as I can.
Flourishes is having a Farm Fresh challenge prior to their new release. I decided to color one of my Apple of My Eye images and set it off with papers in my favorite colors from my Stella and Rose "Gertie" papers. The little bit of blue behind the image is from K & Company's "Americana." Flourishes does have awesome fruits and veggies to color up, so I hope you can at least get to smile at the gorgeous cards the DT has come up with and join the challenge if you can. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Vintage and Lace

Vintage with Distressing and Lace - that's the theme of this week's challenge at Mo's Challenge Blog. I colored this adorable cupcake fairy, "Birthday Fairy Lee," distress-ink style with my Copics (again referencing Suzanne's Coloring with Distress Ink videos linked in previous post.) I also colored my Prima flowers and attached my Ecru lace. The challenge at Flutterby Wednesday is an Open challenge as long as it is a fairy, angel, or butterfly, so this one would certainly qualify. I'm happy I got a chance to enter a few challenges. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sweet Tilda

I wanted to share this card I did a little while ago for my granddaughter's birthday. I colored her using Suzanne's method of distress coloring. I really loved how much fun it was to color this way, and how she turned out. My border is an embossing folder from SU! I would love to post this to a challenge but not sure where to post it. The Just Magnolia challenge already has 166 entries but I guess I'll post her there-what's one more entry, right? If you love coloring with your Copics then I think you'd love Suzanne's You-Tube tutorial on this. Thanks, Suzanne. Thank you for stopping by. I'm really hoping to enter some challenges soon. I've got new stamps I'm anxious to ink up. Until then, hope you can stay cool!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Copic Creations Challenge

Well, I can't believe it has been half a month since my last post. Needless to say there has been a lot going on here, but I still feel badly that I haven't been able to keep up with posting and commenting. Hopefully July will go a bit more smoothly. Now, without further ado, welcome to another Copic Creations Challenge. Our wonderful sponsor this time is La-La Land Crafts and my adorable little image is "Dr. Marci." Our challenge is coloring white clothing. Dr. Marci's lab coat is just that, colored with N1 and a Colorless Blender. Her gown is R0000 and N1, plus the Colorless Blender. Of course she has to have her tennies for moving quickly from one patient to the next, but she's taking time to take good care of this little patient. I borrowed a sentiment and prescription bottle from an MFT set called "Bunny Slippers." The DP's are Kaiser's "Rewind." I hope you'll be able to join us for this challenge, and be sure to see the awesome entries from our talented DT. Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous 4th.