Saturday, May 2, 2009

My First My Time Challenge!

ETA: I was just asked by our PMS DT team to post this. Today is National Scrapbooking Day, and Katie Cotton is having a sale at the Paper Makeup Stamps store...all orders placed this weekend will receive a 10% discount! Can't go wrong with that! Just use the code NSD09 when checking out! There are some great stamps there, so hop on over now! Also check out the PMS blog for some sneaks of the May release (there are some new Dustin Pike images!) and information on a new charitable digi stamp: A Fairy for Kaleigh!

So today is the first My Time to Create Challenge! I'm so excited to be sharing this with all of you today! You'll have to go over to Lauren's blog today because she is formally introducing all of the new design team. (ETA: Actually I think that will be tomorrow...she had a family emergency yesterday and didn't get that fully completed, so check back tomorrow.) She asked for some information about each of us and a PICTURE! I almost died at that one! I am not very photogenic...the picture with my puppy Lizzie just happened to be the best one I could find when I joined SCS and just kept using it (that was two years ago)! I didn't think it would be appropriate for an introduction, so I had to take some pictures. I now have a new profile photo which you can see on the left. And I must tell you I took that picture myself! Yes, myself! Not too shabby, huh? This was the best one of about 50 I took! I was getting worried, then I decided to look up and shoot the picture from above and I had better luck! I liked it in black & white too...hides some imperfections! LOL! Anyway, on with the challenge!

Lauren chose a My Time to Sketch challenge for today. Great layout, don't you think?

Here's my interpretation of her sketch. I chose to use this Whipper Snapper stamp called Three's a Crowd. I just got it at my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff. Aren't those little guys cute? They're of course colored with copic markers and cut and embossed with a rectangle nestie. I used Basic Grey's Marrakech just matched so nicely with my image. The cardstock is SU's retired Marigold Morning and was embossed with the paisley embossing folder. I stamped the image three times and cut out the middle bird and his beak and popped it up on dimensionals. I added Star Dust stickles to the image, the dp and the embossed parts of the cardstock. The sentiment is SU's All Holidays. Lauren additionally challenged us to make a birthday card, as her birthday is tomorrow! (Don't forget to pop over to her blog and wish her a happy birthday!). This card is for you, Lauren, so Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!!

Here's a close-up of the card so you can see the dimension.

OK, so here is a peek of all the other fabulous DT cards!

Can't decide who made each card? Well, check out these DT blogs to see which beauties belong to which DT member.

and of course...

I hope you can take some time to play in the My Time to Sketch Challenge this weekend. If you do, you can link your post to Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog, and if you post to SCS or another forum, please use the code mytimess32. Can't wait to see your creations! Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for the nice comments you all left! They are so appreciated!

Stamps: Three's a Crowd (Whipper Snapper); All Holidays sentiment (SU)
Paper: PTI white, marigold morning (retired SU), Basic Grey Marrakech
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: B21, 93, 95; Y08, 18, 38; YR16; R24; G17, 24, 40; W-1, 3, 5
Accessories: Rectangle nestie, paisley folder, ribbon, stickles, dimensionals


Odette said...

Wow! I am the first commenter :). Your card is SO lovely... great job on your first challenge!

Tracey Cuccia said...

What a SUPER cute image and perfectly colored too :) This is a great card, love the bright colors...

Tamara said...

What an adorable image. Great job on the colouring, although since you are copic certified I guess all of your images are fabulously coloured. I am so excited to have you as a part of the MTTC team. It's going to be great fun!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh Lisa, if those birds aren't the cutest!!! hehe! GREAT colouring girl...wowzers! Adorable card!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh my! I love your colors and your coloring!!! What a cuuuuute image! This turned out great!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Lisa Brown said...

Wonderful work, as usual! Your coloring is so beautiful!---
Love your photo!

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa this is simply adorable - just love those little birds! Great job with the layout and the coloring. SUper sweet start to a fun first challenge. Hugs n smiles.

(PS Great new photo too - can't believe you took it yourself! WOW)

apigonfire said...

love, love, love! :)

Dana said...

So cute Lisa! The three birds image is adorable and your coloring is spectacular!! I have no skills in that department and am looking to learn from pros like you :)

Great new head shot too BTW...did you get that holding the camera at arm's length? That's so hard to do.

BethieJ said...

Such a CUTE card.. love the birdies!!
Have a GREAT day!

Meli Mitchell said...

Again, congrats on making the DT. I know you are so excited! The card is darling AND I think your picture looks gorgeous.

MacKenzie said...

Ahhh....aren't Whipper Snapper images SO fun to color?! Great job this week - love it!

Katie Cotton said...

adorable cards!

Maria Levine said...

OH I just love it! Those birds are sooo adorable!!!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! You're using these new stamps to perfection!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh I love your image! Way cute!!Coloring fab! I think you are ADORABLE!!!!!!!! BTW!!

-the page will be up soon! SORRY!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Love the new pic of you!!!!
And I love those birdies! I wish I hadn't put my stamp back on the shelf. LOL. It was fun shopping with you!


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