Monday, May 19, 2014

The More I Love You

I created this card for my soon-to-be new niece Erika. She is such a wonderful person and I absolutely adore her. I thought this was the best sentiment because it's exactly how I feel about her. I found this butterfly on the internet and I loved all the veins in the wings. I printed the butterfly on Crafter's Companion white card stock twice and colored both of them using Spectrum Noir markers. I used 3 colors and a blending technique to get these results. A dark blue, turquoise and yellow. I love the different shades you get when you mix the colors. I cut one of the butterflies out and sprayed it with glitter spray from Crafter's Companion and then mounted it on top of the other butterfly. I then mounted this onto a piece of black card stock and then a white card stock base. I stamped the sentiment underneath the image and then added turquoise goosebump gems from Queen & Co. to the side of the image and in the swirls of the sentiment.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Shake Those Feathers

Hello everyone,

I know it's been almost 2 months since I've posted anything on my blog and I'm sorry about that. I have actually been creating a lot of things, but just haven't posted them. Not all of them are cards, but I will share with you soon. For now, I have a card I made with a Doodle Pantry set called Parrot Play. Although the outline version of this set was previously released, it was re-released this month in color.

I made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday. She has a Conure Parrot and I took the colors from a picture of her bird on her facebook page. I have to apologize, because I wrote down the Copic marker colors that I used on a sheet of paper and I cannot find it, so I cannot tell you what I used. I simply cannot remember. I printed the outline version of the parrot and colored it with Copic markers and then hand-cut it out. The feathers at the bottom of the cage were made by using the same green Copics I used for the bird and simply scribbling on a piece of white card stock. I then cut the feathers and birdcage with cut files from Silhouette Online. I printed the sentiment and used the small oval and medium oval punches from SU to punch them out. The background for the sentiment is a scrap piece of printed designed paper from Doodle Pantry. I added some orange dome bling from Queen & Co. at the top and bottom of the cage to finish it off.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Have a Fine Bird-Day

Hello all you crafty friends out there. Today, we have a challenge from 613 Avenue Create. This week's challenge is birds of a feather (birds, feathers, wings). The interpretation is left up to you. As always, you can choose to skip the challenge and enter your anything goes project as well. Our sponsors this week are Oak Pond Creations and Doodle Pantry. How awesome is that!

My card is brought to you today by Doodle Pantry. I'm using the image, sentiment and designer paper from the set Critter Tales. This set is free with purchase this month and you still have today and tomorrow to get in on the deal. I love this Flamingo. I chose to use the PRE-PRINTED image on white card stock. I used Cameo Coral ink from Stampin' Up! to distress the edges. I did the same thing for the sentiment. I used Spellbinder's Labels Four dies for the image and sentiment and Gold Labels Four dies for the frames behind them. I took white feathers and inked them a little with the Cameo Coral ink and secured them to the designer paper. Using pop dots, I layered the image over the feathers and the sentimental above that at an angle. I finished the card off with some new black bling crystals from Queen & Co. that I just picked up at the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim this weekend. What a fun time that was! Here is a picture of what you will receive in the entire set.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Most Adorable Easter Bunny

Welcome back to another ANYTHING GOES challenge with Through the Craft Room Door. It's Team A's turn and this week our sponsor is The Paper Shelter.

I am using an image called The Most Adorable Easter Bunny. I love their line of "most adorable" digital stamps. To create this card, I printed the image on white card stock by Crafter's Companion and colored it using Spectrum Noir markers (pinks - PP1, PP3, PP6; blue - IB2; green - LG4; yellow - CT2). The Easter basket and two eggs inside are cut files from Silhouette's online store. I added yellow, green and blue bling to the pink egg and a pink crystal flower and clear crystals to the basket. I also added 2 pink crystal hearts on the egg behind the bunny. I mounted this on a piece of black card stock, pink glitter card stock and then a white card stock base. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!

I really hope you will join us for this challenge this week. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #123 - anything goes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - anything goes optional spring twist
Simply Create Too Challenge #57 - animals
Great Impressions March Challenge - spring celebrations
2 Cute Ink Challenge #102 - Easter or use a bunny

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Irish Wishing Well

Hi's that time again. Design Team B at 613 Avenue Create has another challenge for you. As always, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES. However, if you like to do the optional twists, this week we challenge you to use an Irish Blessing, Saying or Quote. Our sponsors this week are Vectoria Designs, The Stamping Boutique and Inky Impressions.

I am using Wishing Well from Inky Impressions for my card this week. The sentiment is an Irish birthday blessing that I found on the internet. Using Microsoft Word, I brought the image and the sentiment into my document and printed it on white card stock. I colored the image using Copic markers (wood and rope - E31, E33, E35, E37, E39; well - C2, C4, C5; grass, vines and bird - YG05, YG09, YG17, YR23; water - BG10; handles - Sakura Clear Star). Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut the shamrock swirls. I did a horizontal flip on one of them so it was facing the opposite direction. The designer paper I used to cut the shamrocks is from Doodle Pantry. I added green gems from Queen & Co. on the swirls and layered the image on Garden Green and Green Galore card stock from Stampin' Up!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Coral Rose Embroidery

It's Team A's turn once again at Through the Craft Room Door. Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said and I picked this absolutely gorgeous Diamond Rose image. As always, this is an anything goes challenge, so let's see what you have for us this week!

The second I saw this image, I fell in love. There are so many different ways you could create a project with this image. I loved the built-in embroidery design. It's a very simple matter to pierce the holes once you print it. I chose to use a coral and green floss for the embroidery, making the leaves green and the swirls coral. I printed a second version of the diamond on pear pizazz card stock from Stampin' Up! and cut it along the outside of the marks and popped it up using thing pop dots. I then colored clear crystals with my Copic marker YR68 and outlined the diamond shape with them. I brought the rose into my Silhouette Cameo and traced it. Then I did a print and cut on white card stock and colored it with Copic markers (leaves - G40, G43; rose - YR61, YR65, YR68). Using thicker pop dots, I popped it up on the pear pizazz card stock. Everything was mounted on Calypso Coral card stock base.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

It's a Pig Thing!

HUGE HUGE HUGE release this month over at Doodle Pantry. You will not believe the awesome digital stamp sets, svg cut files and digital papers being released today. So much fun!!

Do you remember last month when I told you Laurie was doing more carousel items, possibly even a pig? Well, here is the set Pig Carousel. I decided to use the pig without the pole and stand for my card. Normally, it faces to the left, so I just did a horizontal flip using my computer software. I printed the pig on white card stock and colored it using Copic markers (pig body and saddle - RV000, RV02, RV04, RV17; roses - Y00, Y11, Y13; leaves - G03) and then fussy cut the image. The paper roses were colored with Copic marker Y00. I used the Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen on the roses and the trim of the saddle. For the dots on the saddle, I used colored crystal bling. The pig was placed on white card stock with a double stack of pop dots in the center of the body and then glued down on the feet, tail and snout. I then placed the flowers in a semi-circle and then placed the image and flowers under a plastic dome. I printed the digital paper from the Bright Smiles Digi Paper Pack and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the oval to fit over the dome. I then placed it on black card stock and then a white card stock base. The sentiment is from the Pig Carousel set and printed on white card stock and punched with a SU oval punch and placed on a black mat punched with a larger SU oval punch. I added 3 more flowers and more yellow bling to finish it off. Here is picture of the set.

Now, for even better news...this set can be yours for FREE. This is the featured set for Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #44 beginning today at 12:00 p.m. EST. on the Doodle Pantry Blog. To receive this digital stamp set for free, all you need to do is enter the challenge using a Doodle Pantry image.

SALE - from today until March 8, you can get 30% off all new March releases. Just use coupon code newmarch30 when you check out. Don't forget to look for the "free w/purchase" items before checking out! I hope you will stop by the store and see all the wonderful items being released this month. You will NOT be disappointed.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

USA Honey

Show your Country's colors...that is the optional challenge this week over at 613 Avenue Create. It's the end of the Olympics, so let's see how you represent your country. Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs.

I am using an image called USA Honey. I just love her stars and stripes bathing suit. The image was printed on white card stock and colored with Copic markers (hair - Y18, Y13, Y02; suit, lips and barrette - B69, R29; eyes - B02; skin E04). The title phrase USA is a cut file file purchased from Silhouette Online and cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I mounted the image on red card stock and then a blue card stock base. I added 3 colored gems for the fireworks and 1 small clear crystal for her diamond ring!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Me Creative Challenge #87 - anything goes
Amusing Challenge - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #38 - anything goes
Card Markin Mamas #81 - stack it up
Sister Act Card Challenge #45 - anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge #12 - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #247 - recipe - 1 image, 2 shapes, 3 papers, 4 gems

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I'm Glad There Is You

HEY HEY HEY there's another challenge starting at Through the Craftroom Door (TTCRD). This challenge will run through February 24th and is always ANYTHING GOES.  Our awesome sponsor this week is Oozak.

I am using an image from Saturated Canary called Hugs and Kisses. Oozak sells unmounted Saturated Canary stamps and just about everything else you need for your crafting, including Copic markers. I printed the image on white card stock and colored it using Copic markers (hair - Y18, Y13, Y02; clothes and hearts - R81, R83, R85, R89; boots - E30, E33; box - E42, E43, E44; eyes - G24; lips - E04; skin - E000). The hearts along the side is a cut file from Silhouette Online cut with maroon card stock. This was glued to pink card stock and then I added clear crystals along the stems. The image was cut into a rectangle and mounted on maroon card stock and then onto the pink base. The sentiment is a white rub-on from Stampin' Up!

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Roses in Bloom

Here is another fabulous image from Doodle Pantry called Rose Bloom. This set was previously sold by CDS, but can now be found in Laurie's store at Doodle Pantry.

I am actually using two of the images in the set. Using my computer software Fireworks, I putt the buds behind the open rose and saved it as a single image. I am using the PRECOLORED version and I love the depth you get. I brought the image into my Silhouette Cameo and did an outline trace and then used print and cut to get my image. The sentiment and the gate are cut files from Silhouette Online. I added a leaf flourish die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs and entwined it with the gate. The roses were added using pop dots to raise it up a bit. The designer paper behind the gate is from Stampin' Up! and I layered that with black and then gray card stock. And, of course, added some bling to finish it off.

Don't forget to visit Doodle Pantry's Blog and enter the challenge this month. If you use a Doodle Pantry image, you will receive Easter Peeps free. The challenge continues until February 24th.

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