Monday, June 29, 2009
I hope you decide to try this technique (since I've just raved about it!). If you do, please link your direct post to Mr. Linky on the PMS blog. You don't have to use PMS stamps, but if you have them, why not use them? If you post to SCS/PCP, please use the code PMSMC17. I can't wait to see all the entries! Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Starstruck (PMS)
Paper: Neenah white, night of navy, yo yo yellow, tissue paper
Ink: Night of navy, yo yo yellow
Accessories: Long rectangle nesties, Offray ribbon, glue stick, dimensionals
Saturday, June 27, 2009
She gave us another challenge to go along with this...to use the Weiman Wranglers digi stamp set created by Pink Cat Studio. It's a charity stamp set called the Weiman Wranglers with all proceeds going to the Make-a-Wish foundation in memory of Ethan Weiman. (Over $1,400 has been raised so far!) Ethan left behind a sister, Ava, who was his best friend. These images represent Ethan and Ava. You can read this post for more information. Here's my card for this challenge. Tracy Cuccia showed us how to place these two images side-by-side and create an upside down heart with the ends of the balloon strings. Cool, huh? I just love this sentiment from SU's Always...perfect for this card! I used SU's retired Outlaw dp and some jute ribbon. I ran some twine through the holes on the buttons, in keeping with the rustic theme.
Stop by the My Time DT blogs to see what they did with this set. Alicia (My Time DT member and Ethan's mom) even tried her hand at this set to make a memory book.
If you play our challenge, please upload your direct post to Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog. If you post to SCS/PCP, please use the code MTCC03. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday!
Friday, June 26, 2009
I carried the dp onto the inside of the card and punched the edge with the eyelet border punch. The sentiment is from PTI's Wishing You set.
I hope you can stop by Katie's blog today and wish her a Happy Birthday! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Friday!
Stamps: Katie the Makeup Fairy, Fairy Sentiments (PMS), Wishing You (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, regal rose, Sweet Always dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, regal rose
Copic Markers: E00, 02, 15, 37, 99; RV00, 10, 13, 14: YR02, 16, 68; W-3, 7; C-3, 5; R32
Accessories: Candy dots, oval and scallop oval punches; nesties, star dust stickles, eyelet border punch, dimensionals
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
My post last Monday (here) contained some sad news about a little boy, Ethan Weiman, who went to live with the angels on June 12. He had neuroblastoma cancer and suffered with it for the past two years (he was almost 5 years old at his passing). His mom, Alicia, is on our My Time DT and we were so saddened my this news. Lauren Meader was especially touched by this because she has a daughter who also had cancer, but survived it and is now 10 years old. Lauren is on the DT for Pink Cat Studio and asked the owner, Melissa, to create a digital image of Ethan to be sold as a charity stamp. Well, Melissa went above and beyond that and created one of Ethan and another of his little sister Ava along with some sentiments. Ethan was a little cowboy and loved to ride horses. He always wore a black cowboy hat and loved balloons. Here is what Melissa created in digital images.
Aren't they adorable? They are priced very reasonably too. Either Ethan or Ava are priced at $4.00 and each will come with the two sentiments. If you buy the entire set, it will only by $6.00. All proceeds are going to the Make a Wish Foundation of Illinois per the Weiman family. You can read more about this on Melissa's bloghere. Also, Lauren is sponsoring a contest. All you have to do is make something using these images, link them to her blog here and you have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Pink Cat Studio! How cool is that?
Melissa was so kind as to give the My Time DT these images to work with and promote them. You can see all of them here and here is my version. Cute, huh? What a nice way to honor Ethan! I colored the image with copic markers, and cut and embossed it with nesties. I placed an embellishment on his belt buckle. The rust layer behind that was run through the paisley cuttlebug folder. The dp is SU's retired Outlaw (perfect for a cowboy card) and the ribbon is SU's chocolate chip grosgrain. The sentiment was cut and embossed with a nestied as well as the rust layer. Really cute and simple card, but I love it and the idea behind it. Like I said....bittersweet. Here are links to the DT so you can see what they came up with.
I hope you like the images as much as well all do, and I hope you can find it in your budget to purchase them. Please let me know if you post any cards using this and I will do my best to showcase it on my blog. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading this post! I really appreciate all your comments!
Stamps: Cowboy Ethan and sentiment digital images (Pink Cat Studio)
Paper: PTI white, really rust, chocolate chip, Outlaw dp (SU retired)
Copic Markers: Y17; YR24; R20; E00, 02, 53, 97, 99; Gooo, 00, 85; W-3, 7
Accessories: Nesties, paisley cuttlebug folder, grosgrain ribbon, embellishment for belt, dimensionals
If you want to play along with our challenge, please post a direct link to your card to Mr. Linky on the PMS blog. If you post to SCS/PCP, please use the code PMSMC16 (I cannot believe we are at #16 already!). Thanks for stopping by today and I'll have another very important post today...a charity digi image that you won't want to miss!
Stamps: Buggy Sayings (PMS)
Paper: PTI white, melon mambo, crushed curry, Razzleberry Lemonade (new SU papers)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, pretty in pink
Accessories: Pink Shimmerz paint, crystal brads, nestie, prima flowers, crushed curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, textile cuttlebug folder, dimensionals
Sunday, June 21, 2009
What I really like about this card is the inside. I used another paper from the Outlaw dp and the stamps from PTI's Father Knows Best. I just love the sentiment and the way it looks on the dp. I hope you have a nice Father's Day today. Enjoy your day with your dad, husband, or whomever is important to you. I'll be spending my day with my hubby's family. We always go to breakfast (with his sister and her family and his parents) and then spend the remainder of the day with his parents after his sister leaves to visit her in-laws. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Headline Alphabet (SU), Father Knows Best (PTI)
Paper: Chocolate chip, mellow moss, Outlaw (retired SU)
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Brads, large star punch, dimensionals
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Now for my patterened paper. I had purchased the Guide Lines Grid sheets from PTI when they were released a couple of months ago, but had not used them. I thought this would be a good time to try it. I used one of the square stamps from the first Guide Lines stamp set to make my patterned paper. I also just received my SU order with all the new in-colors and wanted to try them out. I used Melon Mambo for the base and Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry ink for the patterned paper. Here is a close up of the patterend paper so you can see how I placed the images on the guidelines.I finished off the handles with the Crushed Curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon. The flower brads are SU as well. I edged the top of the basket with the eyelet border. There is a lid for the basket, but I chose not to use it this time. I wanted my fake fruit to spill out of it! (Actually I was too lazy to make it! LOL!) The image is from Paper Makeup Stamps called Picnic Fairies. It was also just released this month as part of the PMS summer release, and I used it in this card when we were previewing the sneak peeks. I colored the image with copic markers and added Star Dust Stickles for sparkle. I couldn't find a sentiment I liked for this image in rubber, so I just computer-generated my own!
I hope you decide to try this challenge. You can go to the PTI site here for the templates. They are so easy to download, print and put together, and they are very affordable (only $5). The instructions are so easy to follow. You can print the template right on your cardstock or on regular computer paper and use that as your guide to cut it out. This is what I do because cardstock always gets stuck in my printer! Time for a new one, I know! If you decide to play, go to Lauren's blog and leave a direct link to your project on Mr. Linky. If you post to SCS/PCP, use the code MTTC03. We can't wait to see what you come up with! Stop by the DT blogs to see what they've done, too! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Picnic Fairies (PMS)
Paper: Melon Mambo (SU), Guide Lines Grid Sheets (PTI), PTI white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, melon mambo, crushed curry
Copic Markers: too many to list!
Accessories: Pack a Picnic template (PTI), crushed curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, red-line tape, flower brads, nesties, scallop oval punch, star dust stickles, eyelet border punch, dimensionals
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Please make sure you read this entire post today...there's some sad news to share with you. But first I'd like to share my PMS Monday Challenge card. Jamie gave us this color challenge this week. She chose a great color combo...summer yellow, aqua, and chocolate. I used SU's Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, and Cool Caribbean (remember that one?). I started with this new fairy from the summer release called Katie the Makeup Fairy. As the DT was chatting one day about some fairies we'd like to see, someone said there should be a fairy putting on makeup! Katie Cotton (PMS owner) is a makeup artist as well, hence the name Paper Makeup Stamps! We were all very excited to have this stamp made! This is it's maiden voyage for me! Isn't she cute? There's a sentiment that goes with it that says "You Are Beautiful Inside and Out", but I don't have it! I thought I did, but I must have missed that one! So I used a PTI Mixed Messages sentiment instead. Katie is colored with various copics. The yellow dp is from SU's Good Morning Sunshine. The Cool Caribbean piece was put through a Sizzix folder called Lines and Circles. I got this for free at my LSS! She got some samples and offered one to me...how nice! Thanks, Sharon! The ribbon, scalloped mat and base of the card are all chocolate chip. Her makeup mirror was colored with a silver Spica glitter pen. I also glittered her up with Star Dust Stickles. Last, I added some crystal brads in the aqua and yellow colors. Stop by the PMS blog and see what the other DT members did with these colors. They've done another fantastic job with this challenge! If you post your card to SCS/PCP, please use the code PMSMC15 and if you link your card to Mr. Linky on the PMS blog, please link your direct post. We'd love to see what you've done with this challenge!
Stamps: Katie Fairy (PMS), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, chocolate chip, cool caribbean, Good Morning Sunshine dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: Y02, 15, 18; E00, 02, 33, 37; BG000, 01; R32; W-3, 5
Accessories: Sizzix folder, nesties, chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, crystal brads, small and large oval punches, star dust stickles, dimensionals
Now for the sad news. Alicia Weiman, a My Time to Create DT member and friend, has a four year old son, Ethan, who has been battling neuroblastoma cancer for about two years. I have been following her blog for about a year, and things have been up and down for a while now. He is the sweetest little boy and the pictures on her blog are just adorable (she also has a little girl, Ava, and the two of them seem like such great friends). About a week or so ago, Alicia said they brought Ethan home from the hospital to make him comfortable. There was really nothing more they could do to help this little boy. Alicia has been blogging about Ethan's jouney on her Caring Bridge blog, and I had been getting regular updates. It seemed that Ethan was doing ok...wanting to go fishing and such. I checked my email yesterday and found the email I had been dreading to receive. Ethan passed away on Friday. This family is deeply rooted in their faith and seem to have been prepared for this. Still, it must be a heartache that no one ever wants to experience.
The My Time to Create DT has started a fund to help the family out during this difficult time. We are purchasing balloons (at the family's request) for Ethan's service because he loved balloons. We are also purchasing a gift card for food from Schwan's home delivery food service. Please know that any extra funds collected will be donated to the Weiman family. I have a Paypal set up on the top of my blog if you wish to contribute. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for stopping in today. Have a great week and remember to hug your children!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
This card is for today's PMS Monday Challenge which was to use something clear on our cards. This was Shaela's challenge, and she just about pushed some of us over the edge with this one, including me! I was having serious problems finding something that would work. I ended up using a clear button and three clear dew drops. That's why it's a challenge...to make you think and be creative!This card is also for the third challenge from yesterday's party. We were to find a card in the PMS SCS gallery and CASE it, making some changes. I chose this card by Tangii Crain because I just loved that rounded corner. I used a new monster image from this month's release. He is called Baby Horatio...isn't he so cute? I also find it amazing that these monsters, dinos, and aliens all morph into the colors of my dp! This one just happened to morph into yellow and brown! LOL!
Stop by the PMS blog and see what the other DT have done with this challenge. Thanks for stopping in today! Have a great week!
Stamps: Baby Horatio and Monster Sentiments (PMS)
Paper: PTI white, summer sun, Good Morning Sunshine dp (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, chocolate chip
Copic Markers: Y15, 17, 18; E25, 59; B21; W-3
Accessories: Ribbon, clear button, clear dew drops, star dust stickles, floss, coluzzle, dimensionals
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I was given the cutest image to share with you today. It's called "Picnic Fairies" and I just love this image! It reminds me of my fourteen year old niece and young love. She has her first "friend that's a boy" as she put it! Not her "boyfriend"! Smart girl! Here's my card.
Just look at how she is gazing into his eyes with that cute grin! He looks just like a man...concentrating on his drink! LOL! The sentiment is new this month as well. I thought it was a good one for this image. The red and white check dp is SU's Bella Rose. I had this dp in mind the minute I saw this image. I paired it with the cherries dp which is I think SU's Summer Picnic. There were so many copic markers used on this image that I won't be posting all of them in my recipe! I used Crystal Effects on the watermelon and his glass, and I used Star Dust stickles all over the image for some fun sparkle.
Now for my letter. I will be giving you the letter "I". Now hop on over to Katie's blog where you will pick up the last letter. She will provide you with instructions on what to do with your secret code. I hope to see you later at the release party on the PMS forum. It starts at 4:00 est and if it's like the party last month, it should be a great time! There will be three challenges posted throughout the party, too! If you haven't signed up on the forum, please do so before the party begins. Then you'll have a lot of time to take part in the chatter and challenges! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed your hop!
Stamps: Picnic Fairies and sentiment (PMS)
Paper: PTI white, bashful blue, riding hood red, Bella Rose and Summer Picnic (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and riding hood red
Copic Markers: too many to list!
Accessories: Nesties, scalloped oval punch, crystal effects, star dust sticklles, dimensionals
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Well, on with this great sketch Lauren provided today. I love her sketches...so easy to follow.
Here's my interpretation of the sketch minus the sentiment. It didn't fit because of my large flowers!I used PTI's new set called Bird Watching. When I saw the two birdhouses in this set, I was sold! I love them! This one was colored with copic markers after I chose the dp, which is SU's Parisian Breeze Specialty paper. I love this paper because the the weight, texture and fab designs. I added some sparkle with a Sakura gelly roll pen. The flowers are primas (to which I also added some sparkle with the gelly roll pen), the buttons are from PTI's new release, and the ribbon is SU's chocolate chip grosgrain. The bird's nest is NOT real! It came from something I received as part of a gift, and I thought it would be perfect to add to the picture for staging. It matches perfectly!
Now here is the collage peek of the cards the DT created.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy your weekend! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow because I'll have another PMS peek for you. We've saved the best (IMO) for last...the fairies! And there are some fabulous new ones you'll not want to miss seeing! We'll also have a blog hop all day and a release party starting at 4:00 est. See you tomorrow!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Today we are previewing the dinosaurs illustrated by Dustin Pike. Mine is called Iguanadon...Iggy for short!
I think he is just the cutest! I was so happy to be given this dino to work with! I love his markings and his plume thing on the top (sorry, don't know much about dinos...I should ask a five year old!). The sentiment is also new this month. It's one of seven sentiments in a set called Monster Sentiments. Wait til you see the other sentiments in that set...super cute!
I made this card last night and got my color inspiration from the color challenge going on yesterday at SCS...kiwi kiss, riding hood red, and tangerine tango. I didn't have any of the kiwi or red left, but I did have it in the textured cardstock. It took longer to decide on a layout than it did to color the little guy! Once I found the tangerine tango dp (that I didn't know I had), it all fell into place! The green and orange buttons are PTI and the red is something I picked up at JoAnn's. I added some kiwi and red cardstock behind the sentiment and some piercing around the image and dp and I was all set to go! Oh, I also added some crystal effects to his eyes. I did this at very last minute and was so afraid I was going to get that stuff all over the place and have to start over! That ever happen to you? I managed to pull it off with messing it up!
Thanks for stopping by today, and please stop by all week to see what the DT and I have for you!
Stamps: Iggy, Monster Sentiments (PMS)
Paper: PTI white, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss textured, Tangerine Tango, Tangerine Tango dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: YG13, 25; YR12, 14; R24, 27; W-3
Accessories: Wide oval, circle, and label punches; paper piercer; buttons; floss; crystal effects; dimensionals