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Sunday, January 31, 2010

WOJ Willow with Sun Hat CASEing

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER # 156 - Butterfly Ears (aka Nicole). I chose to CASE her PB BASHFUL card. I changed the position of the ribbon and threaded mine though a button, left off the primas, and changed the colors. I used a little girl image but mine is a Whiff Of Joy Image called Willow with Sun hat and it came from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. My dp, ribbon and button also came from Treehouse Stamps. The dp is called Painted Stripes. My image and color selection were chosen using Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 217 - Espe. I just love the colors and the daisies on this darling HANDBAG. I used my prismacolor pencils and gamsol blending medium for the 1st time in a long time. I used my SU markers to color the small daisies. My focal image and matt were trimmed & embossed with Nesties Long Rectangle.
Stamps: Willow with Sun Hat - WOJ - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: pink, purple, white, Painted Stripes - Imaginisce
Ink: graphite black, pretty in pink, lavendar lace
Accessories: ribbon, button, prismacolor pencils, gamsol blending medium, glue dots
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Friday, January 29, 2010

Baby Boy Milk Carton of Goodies

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Stretching the Limits with 3D. OHH thank you, thank you Dawn. I have been wanting to make one of these for yrs just did not have the courage. I love them. They are just tooo adorable. I have a co-worker who is expecting her 1st child soon and it is a boy so I thought this would be perfect to fill with pacifiers (aka blinkie's), teething tabs, booties and such. I hope she does not mind the ribbon and cord but I felt like it needed something. I love this Paper Studio dp but next I will for sure use CS and trim the dp to fit around it. I may have to make this over and do just that before I give it to her but for now here it is. I even have enough dp to make a gift card to go along with it or maybe a tag. WHoo Hoo wish I did not have to go to work so I could keep playing. Oh well it takes a job to keep up with my addiction. LOL.
Stamps: none
Paper: Paper Studio dp
Ink: none
Accessories: ribbon and cord
Techniques: Milk Carton, 3D,

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Simple Go Green Wishes

This is for today's TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE # 34 - Recipe (Flower & Butterfly). My layout is from Saturday's OUR CREATIVE CORNER SKETCH CHALLENGE. What a fun sketch this was. I used 2 stamp sets (Go Green & Simple Wishes), dp (Ambrosia), prima, and button all from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. The cord tied to the button is some I got from my last round in DSS. The butterflies are from the Martha Stewart trio butterfly punch. I colored my tree edge and flowers with copics to match the gorgeous dp. My image was trimmed then embossed with Nesties Labels Four. My sentiment is from Simple Wishes and is stamped in Pretty in Pink. Come on and play along with this weeks recipe using flowers and butterflies.
Stamps: Go Green, Simple Wishes
Paper: Kiwi Kis, Pretty in Pink, White
Ink: black, pretty in pink
Accessories: ribbon, prima, cord, MS butterfly punch, copics

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Luvin' My Digis

Well I survived Tuesday in ICU all 12 hrs of it. It was no where near as bad for me as the last 3 times have been. At least I did not get any new patients. I couldn't cause my hands were full with the 2 I already had. Whey, I sure was glad to see the night shift come in. Anyway on to today. Have I mentioned how much I am luvin' digital images and paper? Well I DO! and never thought I would. This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 265. What a fun one it is too. My color combo is Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 255 - Pretty Mamo Blossoms with a Heart Dessert. I am soo loving all the digital images and paper designs Ashley is creating over at TREEHOUSE STAMPS. My dp, image and sentiment are all digital. My hearts are Nestabilities cut, emboossed and popped up. I also got them from Treehouse Stamps. I free handed the I "heart" U with melon mambo marker then traced over that and the sentiment on the cupcake with my spica glitter pen. My image was colored with copics. Pretty in Pink cs for my base, ribbon topped with a thin strip of heart dp and melon mambo and pretty in pink matts trimmed with Martha Stewarts lacy heart border punch. How'd I do?
Stamps: Cupcake Wishes Digital Set, Digital Hearts & Dots DP Collection - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, pretty in pink, melon mambo
Ink: black, melon mambo
Accessories: copics, spica glitter pen, Nestabilities Heart, MS Lacy Heart Border Punch

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Side Stepped Baby Love

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 255, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Side Steppin, last Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 254 - Cut It Out and today's FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY CHALLENGE # 51 to be inspired by the letter "P". Well today's color challenge took care of that P to me stands for Pink and pink means girls. I broke out my Baby Love set from Flourshes and this is what I came up with but had to hurry and finish it as the phone rang with a plea for me to work ICU today, grrr. No extra time to really do it justice. I may redo this one.
Stamps: Baby Love - Flourishes
Paper: blush blossom, white
Ink: black, melon mambo
Accessories: copics
Techniques: side step card

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Indian Summer Heart Princess

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER # 155 - Karen Barber. Whoo Hoo so excited to see her fabulous work in the spotlight. I have always drooled over her gallery and was drawn to the elegance and lovely color combo of her DREAMY ROMANCE darling creation. I had already spotted this gorgeous LIPSTICK COLORED RUANA from Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 216 - Echo I kept the layout but extended it to a 4x5.5 size card and changed the orientation of it to vertical. I wanted to use some pearls but did not have any small enough for my image so I had to settle for liquid pearls and still had trouble with them fitting in the small places. My dp is Indian Summer and my darling precious image I just bought from Sweet-N-Sassy bc I love her and had to have her. She was colored with copics E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E50, E51, E53, G12, G21, R00, R01, R20, R21, R22 & R24. After coloring I cut her out and popped her up on some blush blossom cs for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 254 - Cut It Out. I matted the blush blossom layer on cameo coral that was punched on the end with Martha Stewart Lacy Heart Border. I attached 4 of the hearts from the punch in the corners. I love how this turned out and hope I did Karen's creation justice.
Stamps: Digi - Heart Princess - SNS
Paper: white, blush blossom, cameo coral, Indian Summer
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, MS Lacy Heart Border Punch
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D, digi's

Thursday, January 21, 2010

THT033 Digi Punny Get Well TV

Well it's Thursday again and that means it's also time for another challenge from Ashley over at the TREEHOUSE STAMPS BLOG. This week she has challenged us to use the theme of GET WELL. I decided on using some more of her recently released Digi stamps and sentiments. This darling old fashioned TV is from a digi set called PUNNY CLASSICS, and the sentiment is from CHOCOHOLIC. Both were recently released from TREEHOUSE STAMPS new Digi Line.. I colored this with copics. I still have to learn how to use GIMP to put the sentiment inside the image where I want it so for now I just trimmed and glued it. My color combo is from SCS Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 254 using Bashful blue, ruby red, soft suede and a neutral. The desert this week was stripes so I covered that one too. LOL. My dp is also from Treehouse Stamps Imagininsce line called Comfy Cozy which techniquely is Christmas paper but I thought it worked fantastic with this. My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY # 122. I ran the soft suede piece of CS through my Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder. I used my Fiskars oval template to trim my image and Marvy Extra Giga Oval Scallop for the mat. Hope you like it and we all hope you play along with this weeks challenge. Just make sure to use the keyword THT033 when uploading.
Whoo Hoo, I just looked and today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 254 - Cut It Out is exactly what I did on this. I love it when that happens.
Stamps: Punny Classics, Chocoholic - Digital Line at Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, bashful blue, soft suede, ruby red, comfy cozy dp
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, Cuttlebug, Herringbone, Fiskars Oval, Marvy Extra Giga Oval Scallop Punch, ribbon
Techniques: Dry embossing, copic coloring

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WS Right On Ruby

I think my MOJO went BYE BYE. I just have not been inspired to create this week. I almost flipped out when I saw the sketch this morning but I needed my therapy in my stamp room. got tooo much going on. I want to be happy but there is so much sadness all around me that I just find it hard right now. Determined to get some much needed therapy I made this for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 264 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 254 - Bashful Blue Suede Rubies. This darling image is called WS Ruby from The Greeting Farm and I colored her hair Saturday at Shannon's with her help. I wish I could color just a portion as well as she does. My sentiment is from a set called Anya Says. The dp is called Happy Anyaversary. I used some baby blue sheer ribbon for panel 3. Hope you like it.
Stamps: WS Ruby - TGF
Paper: white, soft suede, Happy Anyaversary
Ink: ruby red
Accessories: copics, ribbon
Techniques: copic coloring

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tiny Cupcake Valentine Treats

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - jdmommy. WOW another fellow DT member featured. I am so pleased to CASE Anne Harmon one of Treehouse Stamps very own design team members. I chose her KISSES FOR VALENTINE DAY I changed the shape from a square card to a heart shaped card using my brand new Nestie Scallop and straight edged heart dies. I talked myself out of getting these last year but decided then last week decided I had to have them. I left off the border adn paper piercing but you know I had to make it in RED since that is Anne's all tiem fav color. This is also another valentine gift for my grands and is for Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Tiny Treats. My image is the same image just sized different. It is a brand new digital image from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. I colored the images with copic markers then covered the icing part with white liquid applique and heated it from the backside to make it puff up. Then I applied stardust stickles to the hearts. I used my Copic Air Brush System and sprayed the inside of the Nesties dies of the white layers while masking the image on the card layer. The smaller image was cut out and popped up on the tin treat. My white paper, digital images, Nesties, liquid applique, stickles, and copics can all be found at TREEHOUSE STAMPS
Stamps: Cupcake Wishes Digital Set - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, red
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, stickles, liquid applique, ribbon, Nestabilities
Techniques: ABS, copic coloring, treat holder

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Totally Stampalicious Thank You

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Nell Hill's. I just loved the colors in these darling FLORAL PRINTS. The blues and green caught my eye and then I found today's OUR CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGE - Colors (Blue & Green) and my sweet friend Joycelyn's stamp company TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS as the host this week. WOW how kewl. It was like a sign. I had to stamp. So I inked up this cutie pig and colored the image with copics B91, B93, B95, B97, C3, C5, C7, E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, RV000, RV10, RV11. YG1, YG13, YG17. I am making this for a male co-worker so I wanted the main focas on the image so I made a CAS (Clean And Simple) card without ribbons, buttons and frills. He precepted me and showing me everything he was taught and has learned about inserting PICC Lines and now I am certified to be on my own. Whoo Hoo. I hope he likes the card I made for him.
Stamps: Farmer Hawg - Totally Stampalicious
Paper: white, brocade blue
Ink: black
Accessories: copics
Techniques: CAS, copic coloring

Friday, January 15, 2010

Chocoholic Tiny Treat

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Tiny Treats. I decorated a round clear top tin and filled it with red M&M's and made a round 3in card to go with it. The circles are for Thursday's TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE # 032 - Circle It. I used some digital dp, a sentiment and the hershey's kiss are all digitals just released Thursday from TREEHOUSE STAMPS DIGITAL LINE. I colored with copics and cut out and popped up. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Chocoholic Digi set-THS
Paper: white, red, digital
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, Nestis Scalloped Circle, SU scallop circle, Fiskars circle punch
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D, digi's

Thursday, January 14, 2010

THH032 Circled Kisses

It's Thursday again and that means that Ashley has another TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE from Ashley at TREEHOUSE STAMPS BLOG. This week Ashley has challenged us to use Circles. Well I think I have that covered. I used my Nesties Circle dies. The largest one for the card base and card matt in red, the next size for pink and the next smaller size for the inside. The image is a brand new one of many just released today. This is from a set called Hugs & Kisses from the new DIGITAL line from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. Ashley has a big release today of Whoo Hoo. I am starting to really love digi's. the hearts in my image were colored with copics then stickles applied. I cut it out and popped it up in the center.
Don't miss out on this HUGE RELEASE. Also check out the Treehouse Blog for the eyecandy provided by the rest of the Design team as well as this weeks spotlight on YANERI RODRIQUEZ as she gives a step by step instruction on using the quickutz silhouette machine to create these darling circles. There is lots of fun to be had this week and every week over at Ashley's Treehouse.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chocoholic Birthday Cake

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 263, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 253 - Pretty Chocolate Razzleberries and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 255 - Scratch n' sniff. My HUGE piece of cake has the scent of strawberries and chocolate. YUM YUM. Now I have to get something to eat. This darling slice of cake and the strip of dotted dp is from a new digital line of stamps from TREEHOUSE STAMPS - Chocoholic due to be released tomorrow. I paired it up with a sentiment from Birthday Cupcake stamped in rich razzleberry. My image was colored with copics E25, E27, E29, G07, R24, R27, R29, RV000, RV10, and RV 11. I used my quickutz flourish and oval for the top panel. Brown and pink ribbon on the bottom panel. Hope ya like it. Off to work I go.
Stamps: Chocoholic Digi set-THS
Paper: white, dark brown, pink, rich razzleberry, digital dp
Ink: black, rich razzleberry
Accessories: ribbon, scented ep, Quickutz flourishes, QK Ovals

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hugs & Kisses Scratch N' Sniff

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pretty Chocolate Razzleberries and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Scratch N' Sniff. Oh what fun. I love these colors together and I love to create scratch N' sniff projects. My scent today is from sugar free strawberry jello and it is applied on the kiss image with some glitter mixed into the recipe. Whoo Hoo, I was not sure how it would do but I think it worked. I added some Houndstooth desert on my pretty in pink layer and then sponged some razzleberry ink on top. My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY WEEK 121 - Sketch. My dp for panel 2 and 4 is digital paper printed on white. The sentiment is digital and the kiss with hearts image is digital. All due to be released Thursday from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. I cut around the sentiment as close as I could bc I wanted it in the circle but did not want the dp to overpower it either. I tied a bow with some 1inch wide sheer pale pink and 1/8 inch satin dk brown ribbon. I am soo luvin' these digis Ashley is creating.
Stamps: Hugs & KIsses digital set - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, pretty in pink, dk brown, THS digital
Ink: black
Accessories: digital images, digital paper, Cuttlebug, Houndstooth embossing folder, sponges, sugar free strawberry jello, fine glitter, clear embossing powder, stickles
Techniques: dry embossing, sponging, scratch and sniff

Monday, January 11, 2010

Chocoholic Sneak Peek

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Scratch and Sniff. I love to be able to smell scents on cards and choc is one of my fav scents the only problem is it makes me hungry. LOL. I used some Gel-a-tin's Chocolate Bliss scented embossing powder on my hersheys kiss image which is a digital image and the dp is also digi both are just 2 of the many digital images being released this Thursday from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. While browsing Wendy's gallery Sunday I ran across this darling MY SILVER EVERYTHING and loved it so much I decided to do another card for Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER - Weebeestampin. I changed the layout, used the same type of time added some pink and tied my ribbon differently. My layout is from our very own past TLC hostest herself Lynn over at PAPER CRAFT PLANET SKETCH CHALLENGE - 01/09/10. I love this sentiment with this image and hope you do to.
Stamps: Chocoholic Digi set-THS
Paper: white, pink, red
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, Gel-A-Tins Chocolate Bliss embossing powder
Techniques: Scratch and Sniff, copic coloring

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Beary Loveable You

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Weebeestampin. Wendy is a fantastic stamper and I loved browsing her gallery. I found inspiration in her LOVE YOU BEAR with that darling bear angel and the layered heart border. I changed the layout, colors, left off the heart tag and bow and kept the layered heart border punches. I chose my color combo from Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Groovy Inclinations using this darling MORPHALOO PANORAMIC PINK PRINT. Love the pink and reds especially this time of year. My image and paper are both brand new digi stamps and paper that will be released Thursday, Jan 14th from TREEHOUSE STAMPS so bc they are new to me this also fits Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - In With The New. I just love that heart digi paper and this was my very 1st attempt at digi paper but sure to not be my last. My image was colored with copics E20, E25, E27, E29, R46, & R81. I colored the heart image the same as on the bear image, cut it out and popped it up. I trimmed some pink and red cs and punched the MS Lacey Heart Border punch then layered them offset just a bit. I used some red ribbon to cover the seam of my papers and attached a heart from the border punch waste to each corner. So what do you think? How did I do?
Stamps: Loveable Friends Digi Images - THS
Paper: white, pink, THS Digi Heart Paper
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, dimensionals. digi images, MS Lacey Heart Border Punch, ribbon
Techniques: Digi, 3D

Friday, January 8, 2010

Beary Special Birthday


Well today I have a sneak peek for you using a new digi set called BEARY BIRTHDAY that will be released Thursday, January 14th. You will NOT want to miss this release. Instant arrival of your stamp set, resize it to the size you need. No waiting on the post office or UPS working days. Whoo Hoo I am just too excited. On to my project for you today:
This is for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 252 - In With The New. New and exciting things are already happening this year. Whoo Hoo. This image and sentiment are part of a new set to be released on the 14th of January by TREEHOUSE STAMPS - Digital Stamp Line. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 252 - Bermuda Celery Hunter. I colored the image with copics E30, E33, E34, D35, G12, G24, G28, G29, G40, RV000, RV10, RV11, and then cut it out, matted it on Handsome Hunter then applied a thick layer of pink glitter glue on the bow. I had printed this before I found out how to change colors on digi images but either way I think it worked. I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE #262 for my layout. I am sooo luvin' the digi scene. I hate waiting for the mail man only to find out that my rubber did not come today either.
Stamps: Beary Birhtday Digi Set - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, vanilla, handsome hunter, Impressions dp
Ink: black
Accessories: pink glitter glue, pink ribbon, copics
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Thursday, January 7, 2010

THT031 Wild Baby Bird, Button, and Bling

Well today is Thursday and that means it is time for another Treehouse Thursday Challenge. This week Ashley has challenged us to a recipe of a Bird, Button, and Bling. I used my Martha Stewart Dove punch, a button to help hold the easel card open and dotted the "i" with a crystal gem. Something new on Treehouse Blog site is that each week one of the design team members will be featured. This week it is none other than ME in the spotlight. I don't know why I am the DT Coordinator. I make a great follower just not that great at leading but I have been given the job and like any other job will do my best. For my spotlight I decided to make an easel card bc I love them and they are excellent for button use. I had made one in September that I liked so I CASED it and did some tweeking. My tuturial is on Stamp-a-ma-jigs. I had been stamping for about a year before I gave in and got one. I love it. I can use it on images, wording, anything. It is excellent for placement issues. I wanted to use a sentiment from Wild Baby stamp set sold at TREEHOUSE STAMPS but I was working with a 1.25 inch square and the sentiment would not fit. Perfect time to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig. So here is my description of when and how to use it.

Have you ever found youself with a sentiment that just did not fit where you wanted to put it or the wording was just too long and you could make it fit a different way. Well that is where a stamp-a-ma-jig comes in handy. If you don't have one you want to get one. You can get one from Stampin' Up or your local craft store.

Begin with placing the T shaped part on the corner of the clear plastic insert. Then stamp your sentiment in a dark ink on the clear plastic insert with your block snug in the corner of the T.
Next ink up each word one at a time with a water base marker , align your image stamped on the clear plastic insert as to where you want the word to be placed , slide the T piece flush up against the plastic, remove the plastic then stamp with the block flush up against the T in the same position used to stamp the 1st time. Continue this process until all wording is placed where you want it to be, cleaning your stamp after each impression is made.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Quiet Quilted Moments

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 262. Trying to stay out of jail from not thoroughly reading the desert option I also used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Bermuda Celery Hunter, and included TWIGHTLIGHT TUESDAY'S INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 59 - Sparkle where I added stickles to the heart brad and water lines, CREATIVE CARD CREW CHALLENGE # 42 - Distressing where I sponge distressed my heart, and it only took me 2 days to build up the courage for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Paper Quilting that I tackled in a small portion on panel 3. Whey. I used a set just released in digital form by TREEHOUSE STAMPS. Ya gotta check them out. I am luvin' me some digis. No wait, no worry and I can buy more bc they cost less and store more bv they don't take up shelve space. TeeHee. My image is on vanilla cs and colored with copics BG10, BG11, BG15, BG45, BG49, E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E50, E51, G12, G29, G40, RV000, RV10, RV11. I made my quilted panel from some dp from Impressions, I did some airbrushing for the sky and it is hard to see but I used some pink also. I need more practice, can not seem to get a good smooth flow especially with the Ciaos. I found some dark green felt ribbon that matched handsome hunter, I punched the large heart from Martha Stewart punch in vanilla and then distressed the edges with pink passion for some desert then added a pink heart brad in the center and popped them up. I stamped the sentiment in handsome hunter. I love how this turned out and hope you do too.
Stamps: Quiet Moments - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: vanilla, Impression, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Graphite black, handsome hunter
Accessories: Copics, ABS, sponges, dimensionals, stickles, felt ribbon, 1in square punch
Techniques: Airbrushing, sponge distressing, 3D

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Simple Friends and Get Well Wishes

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Bermuda Celery Hunters, and for today's TWILIGHT TUESDAY INSPIRATION CHALLENGE #59 - Sparkle and Monday's MOJO MONDAY # 120 Sketch. I am stretching my comfort zone this year and trying to do challenges that really challenge me like today's colors and Monday's sketch. I am a simple stamper so this sketch made my heart skip a few beats. LOL. I stamped my focal image in black on white cs then colored with
copics G12, G29, BG49, RV000, RV10, RV11. After coloring I covered the circles with stickles. My dp is from My Minds Eye - Just Dreamy. I used 2 stamp sets both from TREEHOUSE STAMPS called Simple Wishes and Friends & Lattes. Friends and Lattes is now offered in Digi. Yeah! Gotta love them digi, no shipping, no waiting for the mailman. Yeepee. Hop over to the store to see what else is under the Digi line. Ashley is on a roll. I made my own background for panel 3 simular to the dp I used by using the large solid dot from Simple Wishes and stamping it randomly with Handsome Hunter, Rose Red and Bermuda Bay on certainly celery cs. My border is from Martha Stewart's line (gotta love'em). Giga Scallop circle for my focal panel matt with my focal image cut out and popped up. My satin ribbon was dyed using my copic marker, layered with sheer celery colored ribbon and trimmed on the end for the sketch. My sentiment is from Simple Wishes. Hope you like it but now I have to go to work seeing spots. LOL.
Stamps: Simple Wishes, Friends and Lattes, Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, bermuda bay, certainly celery, MME - Just Dreamy, pink
Ink: graphite, black, bermuda bay, rose red
Accessories: colored gems, stickles, dimensionals, Martha Stewart Border, Marvy Giga Scallop Circle, sheer ribbon, satin ribbon
Techniques: Ribbon coloring, copic coloring, 3D

ETA: I think the teen digit temps are affecting my brain. I just looked at the color challenge again it reads :Desert - pink (anything but cardstock), well now I have a new New Years Resolution - to read all challenges in their entirety before creating. :-0 bc I am just soooo embarrassed. I will have to do this over when I get home, already at work right now. ggrrr

Sunday, January 3, 2010

CAS Lilac Fairy

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Ardodd. What a fantastic stamper. I gasped when I ran across this darling BUMBLE Card using one of the Stamps Happen Fairies as I have not used mine in such a long time. Shame on me. So I broke Lilac out and got her dirty. She is just adorable with that basket of hearts and cute bear. This will make a great Valentine card for one of my sweet granddaughters. I know they will love it. I used my new Easy Share Kodak camera today and bc it is new I am still learning with it. I stamped the image in graphite black then colored with copics, lots of copics. LOL. I used Saturday's OUR CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGE - Clean & Simple to make this as the image is so large it does not allow for much of a sketch. My image is matted on Lovely Lilac and I used some Lovely Lilac pattern paper from Stampin up for the base. White sheer ribbon and some light purple ribbon on top for embellishments. I love the way Ann done her ribbon in many of her uploads so I CASED that as well. I changed the image but kept with the same company and type. Changed the colors, and used only 1 matt on my focal image. I also added the ribbon. How did I do?
Stamps: Lilac - Stamps Happen
Paper: whtie, lovely lilac, lovley lilac pattern paper
Ink: graphite black
Accessories: copics, white sheer ribbon, light purple satin ribbon
Techniques: copic coloring

The copics I used are B60, BV00, BV02, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, G20, G21, G24, R01, R05, R08, Y21, & YR21. My picture is blurry, sorry about that. I will do better next time. I will try to retake it later today.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Simple Butterfly Wishes

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Design Spirit Studio where I found so many adorable pieces. I just love the clocks especially the ones like this BUTTERFLY CLOCK so I went with that for my focal panel. I stamped the large butterfly from Butterfly Kisses in barely banana then rolled it in dusty durango. This is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Time. While showing love to the other uploads for the challenge I found this darling RING, RING, RING card created by niki1. I do not have any clock images and thought this was a perfect way to meet the TIME challenge using beads. Isn't she creative? Thanks Niki for the inspiration. I used my paper piercer to thread the beads through so this is also for Thursday's TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE #030 - Paper Piercing. I used a layout from today's JUST US GIRLS #14 - Sketch Challenge. I used 2 stamp sets from TREEHOUSE STAMPS - Butterfly Kisses, Simple Wishes for this card. I used the 3 small butterflies to make a background dp for the panel behind my sentiment layer. I thought I was doing Tuesday's color challenge too until I realized I did not add any gray. Shannon will be so proud bc I completed the inside and envelope. That is my New Years Resolution. LOL. How did I do?
Stamps: Simple Wishes, Butterfly Kisses - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, barely banana, dusty durango
Ink: barely banana, dusty durango
Accessories: beads, thread, paper piercing kit, dimensionals,, Scallop circle punch, circle punch, stamp-a-ma-jig, Fiskars Embossing folder - Diamonds & dots
Techniques: rock & roll, 3D