Friday, July 29, 2011

Pink, PInk and more Pink

Today's card is definitely a pink one.  I'm having fun using this new paper I've been collecting from some of the stores I've been to lately.  I love this flower print and I decided to go really bright with pink cardstock.  I added some ruffle to the ribbon and a couple of fuschia flowers from WOC and Voila!  A vision in Pink!

Challenges for this card:
Cute Card Thursday
Clear It Out
Crafts and Me Challenge
Deep Ocean Challenge
The Crazy Challenge
Tip Top Tuesday
Totally Stampalicious
Stamp Something

Cute Abigail

I was up for another sketch challenge so I'm trying out the sketch at Mojo Monday this week. It's a great one.  Here's my take on it:

I used Medic Abby who is available at Paperworks Co here.  She's a great stamp--usable for many occassions.  I used some seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls are from the Dollar Store.  I added some bling with some glossy accents on the balloon.  All coloring is courtesy of copics.

Challenges for this card:
Mojo Monday #201
Paper Sundaes
Crazy Challenge
TipTop Tuesday
Totally Stampalicious
Clear It Out

Friday Recipe Challenge at Paperworks Co

It's Friday so that means it's the Recipe Challenge at Paperworks Co.  Today we have an inspiration picture. It's so colorful. I just love it. Check this one out:

I was so happy to see all those bright colors!  I broke out my vibrant papers and markers and got right to it.  Here's my card for this week:

I used Alfy Tinheart who is available at Paperworks Co.  I used the Indian Summer Collection from Basic Grey.  It's available here.  The chipboard and love you circle and brads are from my stash.  Copic markers were used to color the image.

It would be great to have you join us and play along with this recipe today.  There are even prizes up for grabs. Pop over to the Paperworks Co blog for all the details and to link up your creation. I can hardly wait to see what you create.   Happy creating!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Congratulations on your wedding!

I've got another wedding card for you, using one of the new releases from Paperworks Co. It's called Pronounced and it's available here.  On to the card:

I wanted to use some bright and colorful paper for this card.  I added some bling using something I got from Steph--thanks Steph! 

Challenges for this card:
Priscilla Styles Sketch
Paper Sundaes--Summer
2 Sisters
Craft Us Crazy
Stamp Something
AI Factory
Paper Cutz
Inspire Me Fridays

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Paperworks Co RELEASE DAY

Today is release day at Paperworks Co. I have two projects to show you, using two of the new stamps.  I just love this new release. The stamps are cute!  If you've arrived here from Danielle's blog, you're in the right spot.  If not, you'll want to start the hop at the beginning, so hop over here

Peggy has designed some new wedding stamps.  My first project is a wine bottle topper.  I used the stamp called The First Kiss which is available at Paperworks Co.

The die cuts are courtesy of my spellbinders die and I added some pearls for accents. Wouldn't these toppers look great on the tables at the wedding dinner?  I used the color blue and white for my wedding colors for today. I used copic markers again to color the image.  If you look closely, I added some bling with some stickles on her wedding dress.

My second project is a card. Here it is:

It's a criss cross card and I used the image called Pronounced which is, of course, available at Paperworks Co.  It matches well with the wine bottle topper,a s I used the same colors of white and blue and I added the same pearl embellishments. 

Here's a picture of the inside of the card:

You can see the sentiment that comes with this new stamp too.  I am totally in love with these new stamps.

Each DT Member has issued a colour challenge based on their real (or dream) wedding colours; play along with at least one of the challenges by linking up on the PWCO Blog- you've got up to NINE entries to win a prize package consisting of the entire new release AND July's PaperCard Kit!  My colors are blue and white.  Customers have 48 HOURS to enter the challenges - so their entries have to be in by 9AM MST on Monday, July 25, 2011.

Here are my colors:

Don't forget to get that free digi at the Paperworks Blog!

Now you're ready to head over to Kerri's blog. I know that she has some gorgeous eye candy for you.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Recipe Friday at Paperworks Co

Today is Recipe Friday at Paperworks Co and the recipe is Triangles, texture & three patterned papers .  Here's the card I created for this challenge:

I used an Abigail C stamp called Singing in the Rain.   I added texture using glossy accents on the puddles.  Triangles were used in the background and in the pinwheel.  You can see the three patterned papers as well.  It's the BG Marjorlaine collection available here.  Abigail is colored with copics.  I added some pearls for an embellishment. 

Be sure to pop over to the Paperworks Co blog for all the challenge details. You can win a prize...and it's a great one!

Tomorrow is a special day at Paperworks Co. It's RELEASE DAY!  We've got a special blog hop happening so make sure to stop by. It's going to be exciting!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Christmas in July

Even though it's the hottest day on record (47C with the humidity!) I'm in the Christmas mood and starting some of my cards. I'm using the Flaky Friends stamp from Paperworks Co.  I colored them with my copics (V04,06, YG05,09, E74) and airbrushed the chipboard snowflake with V04 then covered it with glossy accents and glitter.  I added some rhinestones for bling and used some ribbon from my stash. 

Challenges for this card:
Paper Sundaes
Mojo Monday
Allsorts Challenge
Gingerloft Challenge
Stamp Something
The Crafty Pad
Creative Inspirations Challenge
CES Challenge
2 Sisters Challenge

Monday, July 18, 2011

Marcie in Yellow

I'm getting ready for a class that I'm teaching at Gone Scrappin' in Bloom in Rossburn. I've made a couple of sample cards, highlighting the yellow copic colors that we're going to be using, as well as the airbrush system that people are going to try out.  I thought I'd post the two sample cards so you could see them.

For this card I used the spotlight technique. I stamped two copies of the Marcie image, and used by circle spellbinder die to cut out a circle from the second image. I colored only the circle image and popped it up with a pop dot on the main image.  I like this technique as it really highlights the colors and the image in a totally different way.

Challenges for this card:
La La Land Customer Gallery
Sunday Sketch and Stamp
Simon Says Stamp
Crafts and Me
Alota Rubber Stamps
Sarah Hurley
Fussy and Fancy Friday
Cute Card Thursday
My second card is this one:

I airbrushed the light yellow background around Marcie. If you take a closer look you'll see that I didn't cut out the masked area between her legs--so it's blank.  I don't much like the look, but I left it so we could talk about it at the class.  I also airbrushed the pink paisley bracket up in the left hand corner.

It's my first real attempt at airbrushing and I'm definitely hooked. I'm ordering a compressor as we speak!

Challenges for this card:
La La Land Customer Gallery July Challenge Sketch
Simon Says Stamp
Crafts and Me
Sarah Hurley
Fussy and Fancy Friday

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Ken

It was Ken's birthday yesterday and here's the card I made for him.

I wanted a more distressed and masculine look to this card. I used sprockets by TH, along with some TH hinges that I distressed with ink.  I used mostly TH products for embellishments except for the 7 Gypsies photo corner.  I covered it in lustre rub, along with the hinges, and the embossed clocks.

We enjoyed dinner out and a movie. If you haven't seen Larry Crowne, it's worth a visit. It was a great movie. We totally enjoyed it.

Challenges for this card:
The Stamp Man Challenge #27
Sunday Sketch and Stamp
Simon Says Stamp

Friday, July 15, 2011


Today's challenge over at the Flourishes Blog is to choose one of the DT's cards and CASE it.  Here's the card I chose is  created by Danielle Kennedy and you can find it here

Here's my CASE of Danielle's card:

I tried to be as true to Danielle's card as I could, but there is one thing I didn't keep the same--totally by mistake though. Ken pointed it out to me.
I used BG Urban Prairie paper and copics (Y11, B12,14,16, YG03,05, RV02,04). Buttons are from my stash and the twine really isn't twine. It's embroidery thread. I don't have much of a selection of twine, so I substituted.

It's very hot and muggy here today. A perfect day to make cards and hide inside.  Hope it's beautiful where ever you are.

Challenges for this card:
Flourishes CASE Challenge
Crafts and Me
Simon Says Stamp
The Crazy Challenge
The Paper Playtime
Stamp Insanity
Lollipop Crafts
Phindy's Place
Copic Creations

Recipe Friday

Today is Recipe Friday over at Paperworks Co.  Today the recipe is a photo inspiration. Here it is:

Here's my card:

I used Zoe the Tennis Player for the feature stamp.   She's from the Zach and Zoe collection available at Paperworks Co. 

She's definitely a cutie.  I hope you'll join us in this challenge.  There are prizes up for grabs so be sure to head over to the Paperworks Co blog for all the details.

Supplies used:
Zoe the Tennis Player stamp
Hopscotch paper by Basic Grey
Copic markers
seam binding and jewels from my stash

Challenges for this card:
Copic Creations--pastel colors

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Simply Strawberries

There's going to be a new release soon over at Flourishes and I'm playing along with their sketch challenge today.  I'm using their strawberries image and decided to go very simple with this card.

Copics were used for coloring the image.  Jewels, along with dp from my stash were used.  Dies are courtesy of my spellbinders collection--which is going to grow apparently. Have you seen their sneak peeks?  Wowzers!

Challenges for this card:
Flourishes Sketch
Karen's Creative Doodles
Dutch Dare Challenge
Simon Says Stamp
Cupcake Craft Challenge  (#43 something sweet)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Fruity Flourish

It's that time of year here, when the strawberries are fresh and ready to be picked. I love that time.  There's nothing better than fresh produce.  That's what inspired me to use my Flourishes strawberry stamp today.  I also had the spotlight technique in mind, and it worked well with this image.

All die cuts courtesy of spellbinders, copic markers for coloring, paper from my stash, TH distress ink sponged around the main image, cuttlebug embossing templates, corner piece by seven Gypsies.

Challenges for this card:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #126
Flourishes Farm Fresh Challenge
Dutch Dare Card Challenge
Karens Doodles Challenge
Sunday Sketch and Stamp
Card Makin Mamas
Crazy 4 Challenges
2 Sisters
The Play Date Cafe

Happy Birthday!

I was inspired to make a birthday card yesterday. 

I used a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp from Paperworks Co called A Surprise Cheer.  DP is from my stash. The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley. Die cuts are all spellbinders (surprise!)  The flower charm is from SU.  Seam binding is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Copics were used to color the image. Glossy accents and stickles were also used as embellishments.

It's great being on holidays!  I'm off to create some more today!

Challenges for this card:
The Shabby Tea Room
Sweet Stampin Challenge
Elephantastic Challenges
Mojo Monday #199
iCopic Challenge--Birthdays
KB Cute Monday

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I love you this much

I decided I had to ink up one of the stamps I hadn't used yet.  It's sad that I have a pile of those.  So, Joline is the stamp for today.

I inked her up and colored her with my copics and decided to continue with the MFT Wednesday Sketch.  I also used two of the dies that I recently purchased from MFT--the rolled daisy die and the notebook edge die-namic. 

I really like how it turned out. Have you noticed my watermark?  I have to thank my son, Stephen, for showing me how to get them onto my cards. Thanks Stephen!

Challenges for this card:
MFT Wednesday Sketch
Paper Sundaes--paper piecing
Charisma Card Challenges
Papertake Weekly
Stamp Insanity--Anything Goes
Divas by Design
Craft Your Passion

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I've made a card for a friend today. This one uses one of my favorite Flourishes sets. 

I really love coloring those apples. Using red copic markers is hard, but once you get the hang of it, the colors really come alive. They are really my favorite image.

Challenges for this card:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday
I heart 2 stamp
Dutch Dare Challenge
Craft Your Passion
Catch the Bug Challenge
Paper Play Challenge

Friday, July 8, 2011

Paperworks Co Recipe Friday

Today is Recipe Friday over at Paperworks Co and today we are challenged to use any die cut, polka dots and a summer image.  Here's what I created:

I used some paper from the June card kit for the polka dots and used my spellbinders for the die cuts. Isn't the image the cutest summer image ever? One of my boys is a football player, so I just had to choose him.

Will you  join us in this challenge today?  I just love challenges, don't you?  Remember that you must enter at least two challenges in a month to win the prize.  Pop over to the Paperworks Co blog for all the details.

Supplies used:
June Paper Card kit
Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval and stars dies

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's sketch wednesday

over at Paperworks Co and it's #88. Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:

Be sure to pop over to the Paperworks Co blog as there is a digi freebie over there.  You'll want to grab it for yourself, since our challenges have changed slightly and you'll have to use a Paperworks Co image to participate.  If you don't have any of these images, this digi freebie will get you started.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wednesday Stamp Club

I'm joining in with MFT and their Wednesday Stamp Club.  Here's my card:

I used a My Innocent Stamp (love those) and some Crate Paper to create this summery card.  I just love that paper--it reminds me of that old china.

Supplies used:

MFT doily die-namic, rolled daisy Die-namic
seam binding from WOC
Copics--RV02,04, Y04,21,26,28, G21, C01,03, R24, BG02,05, E50,51,53,55

Challenges for this card:
MFT Wednesday Stamp Club
Hooked on Craft Challenges
KB Cute Monday
Ooh La La Creations
Wags 'n Whiskers
Bearly Mine
Stamps R Us
Stampavie and More

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Beauty of Summer

When I think of summer, I think of sun, gorgeous colors, and nature.  I decided to try the Bring Back Beautiful challenge at the Flourishes Blog today.  Here's my card:

I used the Cherries and Peaches set. I just love the orange of peaches and colored it with copics.  I also used the sketch from Mojo Monday this week to start me off.

Challenges for this card:
Mojo Monday 198
Paper Sundaes
Craft us Crazy--summer
Crafty Catz
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
Scrapbook Sisters
Craft Your Passion #65
Sentimental Sundays

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Paperworks Co Recipe Friday

It's my first contribution to the Recipe Friday at Paperworks Co.  I had tons of fun with this one. We're challenged to use orange and octagons in our creations.

Here's mine:

You gotta love orange!  It's one of my favorite colors!  I used my June card kit again for my papers and did some embossing and die cutting. I bet your figuring out what are my 'go-to' crafting tools!  I added some glitter bling, and Voila!  A card is born!

Do you like the Batter's Up Cutie Patootie stamp?  He's so darn cute--he's got cheeks that are just itching for a pinching!

I hope you'll join us this week and try out the recipe too.

Supplies used:
Paper:  June card kit
Stamp:  Cutie Patootie Batter's Up
Embellishments:  Ribbon (from the June card kit), glitter
Tools:  Spellbinders Octagon and Scalloped Octagons, Cuttlebug Star embossing folder

Challenges for this card:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 117
Birthday Sundaes Stars and Stripes
Cutie Sunday
Delicious Doodles
Papercrafting Journey
Stamp 'n Doodle
Little Darlings