Wednesday, March 31, 2010

C4C30 - Very Simple Happy Birthday

Supplies used:
Stamps: SU Happy Moments, Well Scripted
Card Stock: SU Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: SU Night of Navy Craft
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, SU Ribbon Bravo Burgandy, Night of Navy, PaperTrey Ink Impression Plate

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cute Card Thursday-Adding Dimension

The challenge for Cute Card Thursday # 105 - is to add Dimension. I added dimension using the butterfly. I made the butterfly using the new Tim Holtz Butterfly Big Shot Sizzix Die. The outline was cute out with Stampin Up Kiwi Kiss, the inside of the wings are crate paper. I used coordinating crate paper for the backgound of the card. I thought Greeting Farm Butterfly Anya was a perfect friend for the cute flutterby! I added the some of the scallop trim from the crate paper with some matching Ric Rac to add more variety.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: SU Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Crate Paper
Accessories: Tim Holtz Butterfly Sizzix Die, Maya Arts Ric Rac, Nestabilities Ovals
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Smoochy Jellyfish

For this cute sea creation uses the sketch from Critter Challenge #7. I made one card on Sunday, but didnt like the way it turned out, so I thought I would try the sketch using a bigger card. This is a 5x7 card and uses a new line from TPC Studio called Undersea Adventures. The line is great for all of my High Hopes cute sea creatures. I am sure you are going to be seeing a lot of this paper! I stamped Jack and Jilly on PaperTrey Stampers Choice Select white. I coloured the pair with copic markers and then added Illuminate smooch to make them sparkle. My photography needs some help, otherwise you'd be able to see them in their shiney delight. I sponged Stampin Up Baja Breeze around them. This week's High Hopes challenge is being hosted by Nikki. Her challenge is called Little Gem and she would love to see gems or pearls used on our cards or paper projects. I added a few blue tiny twinkles for the air bubbles for one fish. Very subtle I thought! It's all in the detail.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: High Hopes Jack and Jilly
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, SU Baja Breeze
Cardstock: SU Tangerine Tango, PaperTrey Ink Stampers Choice white, Neehah Solar White, TPC Studio Undersea Adventures
Accessories: SU White Satin Ribbon, Taylored Expressions Tiny Twinkles, Illuminate smooch
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Sketch Saturday

Sketch Saturday Week # 96 Sponsored by The Craft Barn .This week's sketch for Sketch Saturday was a doozy for me. So many elements. How on earth would I create a card that didnt look like a pile of random craft items thrown together that are suppossed to make a card. Thankfully, I was able to turn to one of my latest purchases of the new Webster paper. The paper used here is from the new Life's Portrait line. I used some Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink on the edges of each piece. For the main circle I used Tattered Rose on the entire piece and then added some old paper ink on the edges. The trim is also from Webster's.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Unity Stamps
Ink: SU Basic Black Craft, Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Card Stock: SU Old Olive
Paper: Webster Paper Life's Portrait
Accessories: SU Build a Brad, PaperTrey Ink Blossom I, II & II Dies, Nestabilites

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Friday Sketchers

This week's Friday Sketchers Challenge #95 is Sponsored by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm
Cardstock and Paper: SU Choc Chip, Tangerine Tango, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Candy Dots, Buttons Denami Designs, Maya Arts Netting Ribbon. White DMC Floss

Critter Challenge Blog Hop

Today is a special day over at the critter challenge blog. They are doing their first blog hop! I hope every can join in with the fun. In addition to their regular weekly challenge, they are doing a special challenge just for the blog hop. Here is my entry. I need more practise with these more complex sketch challenges, but I think this card turned out okay. I really like how the flower turned out. I spritzed white tissue paper with a mini mister filled with Tim Holtz worn lipstick reinker and alcohol blending solution. I folded the big piece of tissue paper several times then ran the paper through my big shot with a flowers sizzix die. I separated the many layers to give the flower more dimension. I added the butterfly to tie in with the theme of the quote.

This month the critter challenge is being sponsored by Paper Jewels. I dont have any Paper Jewel stamps, so I added some "jewels" to my design. I added tiny flowers to the quote and to the vertical strip on the right hand side. My picture gives you a close up, though my picture doesnt give it justice. {note to self, borrow one of my brother's cameras so I can get better pictures}

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Unity Stamps
Cardstock: SU Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Basic Grey Green at Heart, white tissue paper
Ink: SU Black Craft, Tim Holtz Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Alcohol Blending Solution
Accessories: Taylored Expressions multi-colour Twinkle Shapes, SU Ice Cricle brads, Papertrey Ink Butterfly Die, Button Denami Designs, Nestabilites rectangle.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010


I have been doing a number of sketch challenges. One that I want to do every week is the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge, but I never seem to find time to participate. This week, I made it a priority. The sketch challenge in up to #106.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Neehah Solar White, SU Choc. Chip, SU Neighbourhood DSP
Ink: SU Choc. Chip Craft, Taken with Teal Craft
Accessories: PaperTrey Ink Butterfly Die, SU Clear Embossing Powder, Denami Designs Buttons
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Puddles of Love

The inspiration for this week's critter challenge #6 is Donald Duck. I dont have any paper jewel stamps, so I decided to use a Kraftin Kimmie, Puddles of Love stamp. I love bright shiney rain coats and wellingtons (boots) yellow and blue are perfect colours for this image.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie
Cardstock: SU YoYo Yellow, Bright Blue, Papertrey stampers select white
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Copic Markers
Accessories: Nestabilities, DMC floss, May Arts Ribbon, SU Scallop border punch, SU circle punches.

I cant wait for next weeks "egg"stra special blog hop.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

My Latest Discovery - The Greeting Farm

I really should have it out for my Best Friend from University. I mean, she is the one that got me into stamping. But it's my own fault that I keep of finding so many new cute things out there in the stamping/papercrafting world. My latest find, The Greeting Farm.

Since I love Hawaii, I had to have Hula Anya. I think I am really improving on my copic colouring, I like how her hair turned out! I cant wait til I visit the islands again!

Supplies Used: The Greeting Farm Hula Anya, Sentiment - eclectice paperie Our Craft Lounge special release.
Cardstock: PaperTrey Ink Stamper Select White, SU Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue, DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Smooch Illuminate.


High Hopes Challenge # 68 - Hoppy Easter

This weeks High Hopes challenge Lacey would like us to get creating with anything that hops. Too bad I dont have any flea stamps, I just saw one hop off one of my cats!

Stamps: High Hopes Bunny with Gift , PaperTrey Ink Sentiment Mega Mixed Messages
Cardstock: Coredinations Vintage Collection, SEI, Gina K Pure Luxury
Accessories: Nestabilites, Copic Markers, Buttons, SU 1/4" Bluebird grosgrain ribbon.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday Sketchers

I almost for got to post my card for Friday Sketchers Challenge # 94

Supplies Used: Stamps The Greeting Farm, PaperTrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages sentiment
Cardstock: SU Almost Artichoke
Paper: Basic Grey Green at Heart
Accessories: SU Ribbon, SU eyelets.
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Happy Sunday. This cutie is Josephine the beautiful and sneaky gypsy. As I get more familiar with images of humans I am finding that I like using stamps that remind me of yours truly. I am really working hard on my copic colouring of hair and skin. The Copic Creations website has some great tutorials. They are celebrationg their one year blogoversary. I am entering this card into their challange of using my favourite copic technique. My favourite copic technique is colouring fur. While skin and hair are not my best, or my favourite, I do need to practice A LOT. And practise makes perfect right?

Challenges for this card:

Copic Creations - Favourite Copic Technique.

Kraftin' Kimmie - Eyelets

Cute Card Thursday - Happy Anniversary

Sketch Saturday # 95

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stamp And Create Blog- Weekly Wednesday Candy

It's time for the Weekly Wednesday Candy over at the Stamp and Create Blog. You could win this really cute Greeting Farm Sassy Suzie stamp and May Arts Ribbon!

In order to be entered into the drawing...
1. Become a follower of her blog if you aren't already
2. Spread the word if you have a blog
3. Sign up on the links on her blog.

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Get Sketchy Challenge #29

This card is for Get Sketch Challenge # 29 and Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #21 Just Bead it!

I'll be back later to post the supplies I used to make this adorable treasure!

A Birthday Card - 3 Months Early

This card is for my Dad for his birthday that is in June. Ahhh, the feeling of accomplishing something way before it is due! The inspiration for this card came from two separate challenges: this weeks Sketch Saturday #94 challenge and the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C28, create a masculine card. My dad is a big train buff. I have a few steam trains in my stamp collection. This one I found on ebay. I found a free SVG file to be able to cut the gears using my cricut. Just about everything I used is Tim Holtz. It's a bit dark, but I still hope he likes it.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Train I found on ebay, Tim Holtz Going Somewhere, Sentiment PaperTrey Ink Birthday Basics.
Ink: TH Clear Embossing Power, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky Distress
CardStock: SU Brocade Blue, Basic Gray, Gina K Pure Luxury Vanilla
Accessories: SU Linen Ribbon, TH Distress embossing powder Black Soot, SU Black Craft Ink, SU Black embossing powder, Tim Holtz Blending foam applicator, Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easter Wishes

This cute little Easter Card is for Critter challenge #5. The sponsor for March for the Critter Challenge Blog is Paper Jewels. To make the flower, I punch the scallop circles and smaller circles, misted them with water, scrunched them up, shaped them, dried them with my heat tool, punched a hole in the center and added a green brad from the Stampin Up Circle Ice brads.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: High Hopes Bunny with Tulip, PaperTrey Ink Sentiment Mega Mixed Messages
CardStock: SU Pale Plum
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye 29th Street Market
Accessories: SU Ribbon Certainly Celery, SU Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 Inch Circle, 1 Inch Circle, SU Ice Circle Brads, Copic Markers

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Cute Card Thursday, Friday Sketchers, High Hopes Flutterbys Challenges

This weeks High Hopes Challenge is Flutterbys, basically use anything with wings. So I chose this cutie Lenny's Love me Nots from my pre-coloured image box. Used the Sketch from this weeks Friday Sketcher's #19 challenge which is being sponsored by La La Land Crafts. Added the Cute Card Thursday #103 Challenge of Celebrations and Viola a beautiful birthday card for someone lucky (at least I think so)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: High Hopes Lenny Love me nots, PaperTrey Ink Birthday Basics Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Bashful Blue, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: SU Rich Razzleberry, PaperTrey Ink Stamper's Select White
Designer Paper: Basic Grey Koishi 6x6 Paper Pack
Accessories: SU Large, Basic Grey Medium and Small white brads, Dazzling Diamonds, Nestabilites Label Eleven, SU Scallop Circle Punch, SU 3 Flower Punch, SU Modern Punch, SU Label Trio Sizzlet, Tim Holtz Blending Foam Tool, Illuminate Smooch (on the flower & falling petals)

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SAV Spring #19

I own a whopping total of one Stampavie Stamp. This will be soon changing thanks with an order I placed at Stamp and Create. I got this one because it reminds me of ME! A girl with long hair, a journal in hand wearing a pair of Uggs. Stampavie Challenge #19 is Spring.

Supplies Used:

Stamp: Stampavie Mo Manning Rae with Journal

Ink: Memento Ink Tuxedo Black, SU Rose Red, SU Yo Yo Yellow.

Card Stock: SU Almost Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Yo Yo Yellow, Rose Red.

Designer Series Paper: SU Sweet Pea

Accessories: SU Ribbon Chocolate Chip, Paper Piercer, Taylored Expressions Candy Dots, 5 Petal, 3 flower SU Punches, SU Flower Sizzlet, 3M Mounting Foam, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz foam blending Tool.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Dragon Go Round

Happy Tuesday friends.

Today's card is another first for me, a shaped card. Flower blossom more specifically. It's a birthday card that I am going to send to Lacey's 100 birthday cards for someone who is turning 100 card drive. The image is Dustin Pike's cute Dragon Go Round. I coloured him with prisma colour pencils and gamsol. I used spica glitter pens to add some "star dust" The picture doesn't show the sparkly effect. I added some stars around the sentiment to add some real stars for this week's High Hopes challenge. I cut the blossom shaped using my cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software. The green circle behind the image has been paper pierced. The base of the card and a few accents on the card are Green for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge 102 Lucky Green. Finally for the Critter Sketch Challenge, I know the image doesn't contain a flower, but the card itself is a flower. The image has been coloured yellow, blue, and green for the colours. The Basic Grey paper I used is a great combination of mostly blue with a few specs of yellow from the Lime Rickey line. I stamped the Paper Trey Inc. birthday wishes sentiment on the yellow paper in the Lime Rickey 6x6 paper pack. I added some blue ribbon that ties the two sides of the Cards/flowers together.

List of Challenges:
1. High Hopes Challenge #66 Seeing Stars
2. Get Sketchy Challenge #28: - Make a Shaped card, the bonus challenge is spring themed.
3. Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 102 Lucky Green
4. Critter Sketch Challenge: Inspiration Challenge #4. Use a card that has an image of a flower in it. And use the colours yellow,: blue, and green.

Supplies Used

Stamps: High Hopes Dragon Go Round, Paper Trey Inc. Mixed Messages

Card Stock: Bazzil

Ink: Staz On Jet Black

DSP: Basic Grey Lime Rickey

Accessories: Prisma Coloured Pencils, gamsol, Spica glitter pens. Stampin' Up Punches: 3 flower, mini star, Large Star. Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot Software. Ribbon: Stampin Up Bashful Blue satin.

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Thanks Heidi

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stamp and Create-Weekly Wednesday Blog Candy

I am into the full swing to participating in weekly challenges. My next step is to create and post is a more balanced fashion (please see below for the THREE posts in one day). As mentioned in a number of my posts, one of my places to shop is Stamp and Create. The owner Lacey also maintains a blog and every Wednesday she gives away great blog candy. Become a follower of her blog and you might win this cute Easter Parade stamp from Stampavie.

I recently got some of the new Tim Holtz stamps. I spent a few minutes this afternoon getting messy with some grunge paper. I need more practice before I can show you anything, but I wont make you wait too long!

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Critter Challenge #3

Here is another first time challege for me, Critter Challenge # 3. I found this challenge through the stamp and create blog. This is a fairly new Challege blog and I look forward to participating weekly. I chose to use butterflies, again, since they are one of my latest fun things to use.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Martha Stewart Butterflies, PaperTrey Ink Sentiment
Card Stock: SU Bravo Burgandy, Gina K Pure Luxury Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Prima Marketing Inc, Pistache Collection, Vintage Garden
Ink: SU Bravo Burgandy Craft, Tim Holtz Spun Sugar
Accessories: SU Clear Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz foam applicator, Basic Grey Brads, SU Pink Satin Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Nestabilities Tag, SU Tags Sizzlet

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High Hopes Challenge Orange, Brown and a Circle

This week's High Hopes Challenge, Orange, Brown and a circle brought one image to my mind, Timothy the Tiger. He happened to be sitting in my High Hopes pre-coloured image box and he was already sitting in his nestabilitie circle. All that was needed, paw prints and a sentiment and I had the puuurrrfect card!

Supplies Used:
High Hopes Stamps: Timothy the Tiger,Paw Print and Pawsing to say Hello
Card Stock: SU Choc Chip, More Mustard, Gina K Pure Luxury White
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, SU Choc. Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Copic Markers
Ribbon: SU Choc. Chip Satin
Accessories: SU Oval, Scallop Oval, Nestabilites

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Fiskars embossing plate-Paw Prints

3 Challenges in one card

I am getting into the groove of doing weekly challenges. At first I thought I was going to create a separate card for each challenge, but as I started listing all of the challenges in a little notebook, they started to merge!

My favourite store, Stamp and Create was having a sale on Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. I had been stalking some of the stamps and staying away from adding them to my shopping cart because they were of people. I am/was nervous about colouring human beings. That was until I stumbled across Lavinia. A cute lady with gears. Being an engineer, I have to create with her! Knowing that I had Tim Holtz's Big Shot Gadget Gears Sizzix Die on pre-order, my creative imagination went wild. So into the shopping cart she went, along with this pretty lady, Gevevieve. She became the focal point for the card, combine three challenges and the result became one beautiful creation!

I also started using all of the Tim Holtz goodies I had been purchasing but keeping wrapped up because of big words like distress and applicator tools that looked too time consuming to use. I got Tim's new book, A Compendium of Curiosities , and it shows how to use all of his fun inks, powders, applicators. That applicator tool (Keep in mind that welding torches and power tools are my friends) that seemed too hard to use...has now been reduced to the simplicity of a pencil. The sentiment part of the card was all produced with Tim Holtz supplies. I am looking forward to getting really creative with his stuff.

This is my first time in participating in all three of these challenges; Kraftin' Kimmie - Buttons and Bows, Get Sketchy Challenge # 27, and Copic Creations - A wee bit o'Green. I coloured Genevieve's Dress with various Green Copic Markers along with some browns and greys, added some buttons, a modified bow, a Tim Holtz sentiment that inspired dreaming of great achievement all placed to fit the Get Sketchy design!

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Kraftin Kimmie - Challenge # 19 - Buttons and Bows
Get Sketchy - Challenge # 27
Copic Creations - Challenge #23 - A wee bit o'Green

Stamps: Kraftin Kimme, Tim Holtz
Paper: SU Handsome Hunter, Old Olive, Gina K Pure Luxury Vanilla, 7 Gypsies Avignon: Diagram
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Black SU Craft, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Crushed olive, Forrest Moss, Antique Linen, Copic Markers
Accessories: Tim Holtz Distress EP Black Soot, Tim Holtz Applicator with foam, Craft Sheet, SU Old Olive Ribbon, Linen Thread, Buttons: Denami Design Boutique Buttons Expresso