Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sister Act Challenge DT appointment

Hello everyone. I have an announcement to make.
I have been selected to serve on the Sister Act Challenge(click on this link to go there) Blog Design team! Yay! I'm excited to work with these wonderful girls and am looking forward to seeing the DT's projects each week. There are sponsor's each week & some fabulous prizes, so come on in & join the fun! And the best part is, are you ready? It's "Anything Goes" each week. How awesome is that?
This is my first post for them & I hope you enjoy it. It's a card I made for my friend Jean's birthday which was this week.
This is a stamp from Sherri Baldy from her "My Besties" Etsy store.
The cardstock is from my stash. The Japanese sentiment I generated from the internet & it is supposed to say "Happy Birthday" but how would I ever know if it isn't?
 The little flowers were made from  a Magnolia Doohicky die and the centers from a misc. punch I have in my stash as well. Instead of leaves I used a Sizzix Tim Holtz Flourish die & chopped it up to look like branches. The corners & dragonfly are Cheery Lynn & the frills around the image are a Marianne die which I cut twice & then cut them in half to fit each side of my image. Oh I believe I see a MS Pansy punch around the page in there also. Yikes, the stuff I come up with!
Here's a close up my little Geisha & the Copics I used are listed below.
Skin- E000, 0000, W3
Cheeks- R30, E0000
Lips- R32, CB
Eyes- E37, 35
Hair- C7, 5, 1, W3
Flowers on Kimono- R32, 00
Fan, waist wrap, skirt- R32, 30, 00, W3
Aqua- BG75, 72, 70, W3
Thanks for stopping by & come back again!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Roses

Hello again bloggers. I have a card to share today that is out of the box for me, sort of. I didn't do a Copic colored image on it. Can you believe it? this is my version of clean & simple. if you know anything about my cards, believe me, this is as CAS as I can get!
I had stumbled on the Heartfelt Creations web site a while back & watched a few of Emma Lou Beechy's videos and I was hooked. Oh my, the gorgeous things you can make with these flower  stamps & die sets. I ordered it at Picture This and also a product from 7 Gypsies called Glimmer Glaze that coats the petals & just gives them a slight shimmer. This one is silver & I have now ordered three more colors. Imagine that. :-)  This floral set is the Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set & matching Spellbinder die Vintage Floret. You stamp first giving them the stunning veins on the petals and then cut them out with the dies, mold them a little with a stylus & assemble them into these breathtaking blooms. Making paper flowers is one of my favorite things to do so this was right up my alley. I had started out thinking a black & white card but when I placed the flowers next to the stamped image (an old Thomas Kincaid stamp) I noticed a pale aqua cast, so I improvised my design by adding colored cardstock and a bit of shading with my Copic BG000 & 0000. I distressed my papers with my new Zutter toy, added some ribbon & buttons, and a dash of twinklets on my roses and here is the result. I think it's lovely. Here's a better look at the roses.
 I hope you enjoy my card today & thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Rain or Shine

Hi there bloggers. Just a quick post as this card is going to someone for her Birthday this afternoon.
I am becoming addicted to these little big eyed girls from Sherri Baldy, wonder where the heck that comes from, hmmmmmm?
Oh well it's not alcohol or smoking so I'll take it, thank you very much! LOL
I am entering this card in the Besties Challenge for this week which is a Bingo challenge and I chose a diagonal line of flowers, buttons, & glitter. There all in there even if the glitter may be hard to see.
Here's a close up of my little girlie, don't you just love her? I am praying for spring so this image reminds me of it.
Copics used to color this image-
Skin- E13, 11, 0000, W3
Cheeks- R30, E0000
Lips- RV34, CB
Hair- E53, 51, 50, W3
Eyes- E37, 35
Pinks- RV02, 00, 000, W3
Orange- YR04, 02, 00, W3
Grass- YG91
Shadow- W00
I am entering the following challenges
Cute card Thursday Buttons & Bows-
Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes-
Scrapbook stamp society Anything goes + handmade flower option-
 Thanks for stopping in & here's hoping to see you again soon.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Happy Valentine's day- my way

Hi bloggers. I have a cutesy card today, sort of Valentiney, but could be used for other occasions I think. I don't have a Valentine in my life so I'm not big on them I guess. There are a few neutral challenges out there this week I want to enter so this is my interpretation.
Once again I got a little carried away with "stuff" on my card, but I LOVE it. I'm on a mission to try & use up some of my over abundance of jared (word?) flowers. You know, the ones everyone went nuts over packed in jars or cute little irresistible boxes. And I know you're out there. Well I was not immune to that fad either and now I trying to devise a way to use them up. Stack em', trim em', glitter em', brad em' cover em' up with something else, well you get the picture, LOL. The image is from My Besties, artist Sherri Baldy. Love those little big eyed girls!
I used some Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Hearts, Bitty Blossoms,  Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart Lace Doily set,  Mini Fanciful Flourish, and my new Magnolia Doohickey die called "Sprawling Ferns"
I waited and waited for this baby. It comes from overseas and was backordered week after week, but Leann over at Picture This is persistent & oh my goodness it was worth the wait. You ask how anyone could get so excited about a die? A line from a song comes to mind "Sometimes I get a little feeling" and that is pretty much all I have to say about that! The ribbon papers & charm are from my stash, oh and the bottom of the card was made with an old MS border punch. The name of it eludes me at the moment. Here's a close-up for you & I've listed the Copics below. For the girls who took my class last weekend on folds & pleats, notice how I used that technique on the cupcake wrapper!
Copics used-
Skin- E13, 11, 000, W3
Cheeks- R30, E000
Lips- RV34, CB
Hair- E23, 31, 41, W3
Eyes- YG67, 63
Cupcake wrapper- E29, 25, 23
Frosting- RV00, 000
Pinks- R83, 81, RV000, W3
Greens- YG03, 01, W3, CB
Here are the Challenges I'm entering this card in:
Thanks for stopping in today and I'll be back soon.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sweatersock Fairy

Hello there friends, happy Monday. I have a card today colored up with a Saturated Canary image called Sweatersock Fairy. I haven't colored one of Krista's images in a while, so I thought I need a pick me up & it really did the trick! And of course it didn't hurt that it was a Fairy.
Seems like there isn't a lot of stuff on this card, but I have used quite a few dies & I'll tell ya, if I hadn't run out of room there would have been more come out of the box too. Lordy how I love them dies!
Spellbinders, fancy lattice, Labels Ten, Venetian Accents for the little mask, a butterfly from Wonderful Wings (I did do a bit of pruning on this one) & Cheery Lynn's Mini Flourish One & Lace Corner Deco E.  The ribbon is from my stash & Candi's are from Picture This. The sentiment is from an old set I purchased from Whimsy Stamps. I don't like hugh sentiments on the front of my cards so I either computer generate them or use these little circle ones that I can punch & punch a backer circle, pop it up (pop dots are one of my fav's too) & good to go.
Here's a close-up & Copic colors used are listed below.

Skin- E13, 11, 000, W3
Cheeks- R30, E000
Lips- RV34, CB
Eyes- BV08, 04
W7, 5, 3, 00
Dress- BV04, 02, 01, 0000, W3
Socks- E71, 70, W3, CB
Wings- BV02, 01, W3, CB
Thanks so much for stopping in today & remember, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at my email address below & I'll try my best to answer them for you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sugarplum Fairy

Here's another card for my online buddies. This cutie pie is another image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I love this girl's artistry, it's fantastic.
I think this image was probably meant to be for Christmas, but in my book Fairies are great any time of year! I have tons o elements on this card again, as I have mentioned my style is sort of "more is better"  Sometimes this gets in the way of my finishing projects. I'm thinking I either have AADD or a tiny bit of OCD or I'm maybe just way too fussy! I've used Spellbinders Beaded Circles, Bitty Blossoms for the handmade roses, & a Poppystamps die called Tilda Swirl. The other embellies are from my hordeous stash. (if there is such a word) A little dab of Frantage' was added here & there.  Colored with my Copics, of course, which are listed below.
Copics used:
Skin- E13, 11, 00, W3
Cheeks- R20, E00 to blend
Lips- RV11, 34
Dress & cap- V01, 000, 0000, W3
Wings- V0000, W1
leaves- YG11, W3, G20
Sugarplums- V04, 01, W3, V0000
Ruffle- W1, 00, 3, 00
I am entering this card in these challenges:
Anything goes at
Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon,