Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #11

Are you ready for another Copic Colour Challenge? This week's colors were chosen by Chris and are once again fabulous to work with!

So this is what I came up with using these colors. I just purchased this Whipper Snapper stamp called Chester from my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff over the weekend. These stamps are so fun to color, and I thought he would be perfect for these colors! I used Tempting Turquoise (pretty close match to the BG13 Mint Green copic color), Summer Sun, and Flock Together and Good Morning Sunshine dp. I added lots of Star Dust stickles to my image and also the turquoise dp. It looks so pretty in the light.

I used this week's Mojo Monday layout for this card.
Great layout! The sentiment is from PTI's Handwritten Notes. I wanted "Hi There" and I couldn't find that in my stash of stamps! I know it's there, but I just couldn't find it! So "Hi Ya!" worked fine.

So stop on over to the Copic Colour Challenge blog and check out what the rest of the DT members have done. There are some great creations to look at once again. Let's see what you can come up with this week with these copic colors! I look forward to seeing them! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Chester (Whipper Snapper); Handwritten Notes (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, tempting turquoise, Flock Together and Good Morning Sunshine dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: Y06, 08, 17; E31, 50, 97, 99: BG10, 11, 13; G14, 24, 40; R24; W-3
Accessories: Ribbon, nesties, star dust stickles, crystal brads, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Big Announcement!

Well, I've been trying very hard to keep this a secret, and now I can SHOUT IT OUT! I've been chosen to be on Lauren Meader's new My Time to Create Challenge design team! I can tell you that I literally jumped out of my chair when I read Lauren's email telling me I was chosen! She is so creative and an amazingly talented crafter that I never thought this would happen! Stop on over to her blog and read this post to find out the other talented ladies that were also chosen to be on this design team. I'll get them posted on my blog as soon as I have a chance. I'm actually at work doing this (SHHH!) and will have to make those additions to my sidebar later. You still have time to play in the first MTTC challenge! You can see my entry here and you can post your entry to Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog here. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my fabulously exciting news! Have a great day...I know I will! :-)

Monday, April 27, 2009

PMS Monday Challenge: A Sketch!

Today's PMS Monday Challenge is hosted by Dawn Wheeler, and she created this fabulous sketch for all of us to try.

I chose to use Lily today. It was such a lovely, warm weekend so I decided an ice cream cone would be nice! I also chose to use some fresh, bright colors and of course had to use pink in honor of Dawn...her blog name is All Pink Girl! I used regal rose cardstock, Sweet Always and Good Morning Sunshine dp. A bright lemon yellow satin Offray ribbon and pink and yellow flowers pulled it all together. The sentiment (which I realized too late is in the wrong place!) is from MFT's Twisted Sentiments. Lily is colored with copic markers which I have listed in the recipe.

I hope you can play in our PMS Monday Challenge this week. Let's see what you can do. You don't have to use PMS stamps, but if you have them, why not use them? Post your card to Mr. Linky on the PMS blog, and if you post to SCS/PCP, please use the code PMSMC09. I can't wait to see your creations! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Stamps: Lily (PMS), Twisted Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: PTI white, regal rose, Sweet Always and Good Morning Sunshine dp (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: E00, 02, 15, 27, 31, 33, 35, 37; Y02, 08; RV13, 14, 21; R00, 20, 27; W-3
Accessories: Primas, offray satin ribbon, slot punch, nesties, crystal brads, oval punch, Sakrura glitter pen, oval punch, dimensionals

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Time to Color Challenge

Is this just the cutest image or what? I just loved it when I first saw it and placed my order right away! It's a new image from the Rachelle Anne Miller line from Stampavie called Giving Shelter. I made this card for Lauren Meader's new challenge called My Time to Color Challenge. This is the first in a line of different challenges every week. She chose these colors for her first challenge. I had them all except for the Smokey Shadow, so I substituted it with SU's Basic Gray.

I just love how my ribbon matched this challenge! I just purchased it this weekend at Michael's in their dollar bin! I new it would be used quickly! I also used my new Blossom nesties that I just purchased yesterday at my LSS, Buffalo Stamps & Stuff. We all went there for a shopping spree after our Spring Fest stamping event (see the post below). I also love the sentiment with's from PTI's new Scattered Showers set! I think it's got to be one of my favorites so far! Well, I'm off to bed. I wasn't going to stamp today, but I was so pumped about yesterday's event, that I just had to play again! Please read the next post about the event. It was so much fun and you'll get to see what I made for the swaps I was in! Thanks for stopping by! ETA: I have two posts I did late yesterday, so please scroll down and make sure you see those as well! Thanks!
Stamps: Giving Shelter (Rachelle Anne Miller-Stampavie), Scattered Showers (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, lemon, pure poppy, spring rain, SU basic gray
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, baja breeze
Copic Markers: R14, 17, 20, 24, 29; B00, 12, 21, 24, 29; Y06, 08, 17; G14, 24, 40; E00, 02; W-1, 3, 5, 7
Accessories: Ribbon, blossom nestie, swiss dot folder, sakura glitter pen, large oval punch, dimensionals

SCS Spring Fest!

Hi everyone! It's a beautiful day here in Buffalo...finally the temps are WARM! I had a great day yesterday at our Western NY SCS Spring Fest stamping event! Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of the event (although I did have my camera), but I can tell you that everyone there had a blast! I was so excited to see my stamping friends IN PERSON! Friends like Cheryl Rowley, Tracy Harp, Diane Zechman, Michele Ghent, Lynn Englehart, and so many more. I also want to say hello to my new stamping friends Rose and Susan who live close by! Tracy did a fabulous job with the event and pretty much worried herself sick about it, but was super organized and everything went off without a hitch! We hope to do this again next year! Cheryl Rowley and I did a copic marker demonstration to quite a few interested ladies. I think we got some more stampers on the copic craze! They were able to color a cupcake using shading techniques we demonstrated. I really enjoyed doing the demo! There were also so many people and companies who donated generously to this event and I'd like to take the opportunity to thank them all here! We really appreciate your generosity!

There were several swaps to join at this event and I chose the 3-D swap as one of them. I made this using Lauren Meader's My Timeless Template called Take Along Tote, which are available for purchase at Papertrey Ink. Super easy to create! I also cased her tote here, making some changes.

I added four Thank You note cards using an SU alphabet stamp and circle, a PTI set for the sentiment and flourish, and a cuttlebug small folder for embossing.
On the inside, I added a small notepad covered with cardstock and dp and tied off with a ribbon. The back had the same pocket (minus the button) that held the envelopes. I made eight of these invarious colors. I love the way they came together!

We also participated in a gift swap. This is always fun because everyone has such great ideas and really shows their creativity. For my gift, I chose another My Timeless Template called For Keepsake. I used certainly celery as my cardstock and Tea Party dp which was scalloped at the edge. For the window, I chose not to make it see-through. Instead, I used PTI's linen velum stamped with the spool of thread and Enjoy sentiment. Care to guess the contents based on the image? Well, it was a Ball canning jar filled with...buttons!
Buttons are so in right now, so I thought someone would love this! Diane Zechman chose this gift and I hope she can use all of those buttons! I think you'll have these forever, Diane!

Well, that's it for now! I hope you had as great a weekend as I did and have a great week!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #10

I can't believe this is the 10th challenge already on the Copic Colour Challenge blog! Time flies when you are having fun! And this week's color choices are very fun! Juliet chose RV34-Dark Pink, B02-Robin Egg Blue, and B39-Prussian Blue.

I chose to use this RAK I received from
Dawn (flowergal36 on SCS). This is a stamp from High Hopes called Ronda Stamping Angel. I really love this stamp and I need to order it cause she's just too cute! I colored her with the challenge colors and more for shading and such. I used a white gel pen to make a pattern on her dress because it looked too plain. She's also glittered up with a Spica clear star glitter pen. The dp was a perfect match for the dark pink color. Believe it or not, it's actually from a retired SU holiday pack called Holiday Harmony. I cut the paper so there would be that damask print and soft white flourish in the bottom corner. The strip across is Pacific Point dp. The circular sentiment was also sent to me by Dawn, and I think it may be a retired SU stamp, although I'm not quite sure right now. I popped up the center piece and used a dauber with Pacific Point ink to color the bottom part. I also used Purely Pomegranate paper and stitched ribbon. Ronda was cut and embossed with the a die from Labels Two. The white dots are adhesive ones that I got at the dollar spot at JoAnn's. Oh, I also followed the sketch from Taylored Expressions, but I flipped it to accommodate my image.

That's about it for this challenge. I hope you pop over to the
Copic Colour Challenge blog and play in our color challenge this week! The other DT members have done a fabulous job again with these colors! It sure would be nice to see some of you over there. I know a lot of you are playing around with your copics and this would be a great challenge for you! And we have a fabulous prize for one lucky winner...a Father's Day stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! So come on out and don't be shy! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Ronda Stampin Angel (High Hopes)
Paper: PTI white, purely pomegranate, Holiday Harmony and Pacific Point dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, pacific point
Copic Markers: YR21; RV34; Y17, 21; E00, 02, 15, 25, 35; Bo2, 05, 34, 39; R20, 85; W-1, 5, 7
Accessories: Labels Two die, circle punches, adhesive dots, purely pomegranate stitched ribbon, spica clear star pen, white gel pen,

dimensionals, corner rounder

Monday, April 20, 2009

PMS Monday Color Challenge

Today's Monday challenge over on the PMS blog is a color challenge chosen by fellow DT member Dawn Knight. She chose these fab colors: summer sun, cameo coral, old olive, and kraft. This is my interpretation of those colors. I used Penelope as my focal image. I had not used this fairy on a card yet, and I felt this layout was perfect for it since she's a bit bigger image. I sort of followed a Paper Pretties sketch, but had to leave a layer off, so it didn't qualify, but I kept the rest of it. The dp is SU's retired Linen Prints and this one has sort of an oriental feel to it and it was in old olive...perfect! I layered those two pieces on summer sun which was punched with a MS flourish punch on all four sides. I accidentally cut the cameo coral piece too small and when I layered them together, this is what it looked like. I really liked the coral peeking out from the summer sun, so I kept it. The image was too wide for any of my nesties, and I remembered this technique I saw on Katharina's blog. Basically what I did was stamp the image and cut around the wings and the bottom of her dress. These cut parts were then layered OVER the die so they wouldn't be cut. Super easy and an "aha" moment for me when I saw her post. Check it out...she has a tutorial for this technique. Penelope is also colored with various copic markers and glittered with a Spica clear star glitter pen. The pearls were colored with a copic marker.

To get the kraft color in this one, I made the flower. Cheryl Rowley did one on one of her cards
here, and she found the tutorial on Lesa's blog, Paper Possibilities. Very easy to do. I just cut eight of the smallest heart nesties, punched a hole in the point part of the heart and joined them together with a brad. I actually sponged the edges with cameo coral before putting them together. I then attached a button and pearl in the center with a glue dot. I was supposed to add leaves, but forgot before I took the picture. That's how I got all my colors in this card for the challenge!

So, are you up for a color challenge? Head on over to the PMS blog and check out what the other DT members did with these colors for inspiration. If you choose to play, link your card to our Mr. Linky so we can see it. If you choose to post on SCS or PCP, please use code PMSMC08 so we can find them there, too! I look forward to seeing you there! Thanks for stopping in today! Have a great week! It's back to work for me today, so I probably won't be around as much! :-(
Stamps: Penelope (PMS)
Paper: PTI white, old olive, cameo coral, summer sun, kraft
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, chocolate chip, cameo coral
Copic Markers: E27, 43, 47, 49, 51, 53, 59; Roo, 12, 20, 22; YR21; Y18; YG95; W-1
Accessories: Nesties, pearls, button, MS flourish punch, Spica glitter pen, dimensionals

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Featured Stamper and Some Fun Stuff!

I have no business playing in an SCS challenge today because I have SO MUCH to do for the SCS WNY Spring Fest stamping event happening here in Buffalo on Saturday. I'm getting nervous! But, I had to play today because my fellow PMS DT buddy, Jamie Morris, is the FEATURED STAMPER today on SCS! Way to go, Jamie! So you can see why I had to play! Anyway, I chose this card to case. Of course I had to use this PMS butterfly stamp from the Buggy Sayings set to show some unity! I chose this one to keep the "bug" theme of Jamie's card. I couldn't find a PMS sentiment small enough to fit on my main image, so I went with this from PTI's Beautiful Bloom. The dp is SU's Good Morning Sunshine. Did I ever mention that I LOVE brown and pretty much any color with it? Of course I did! So when I saw this dp it was instant love! I added a button to the bow and changed the placement of the brads. Well, actually, I forgot to add the brads like in Jamie's card. I took the picture and was loading it when I realized it, so I took the card apart and added them, then took another picture. It bothered me that the brads were left off! But by then, the brads had to go on the opposite side! Oh well, what can I say? I colored the butterfly with copic markers, then added sky blue and sunflower shimmerz paint. The blue looks splotchy I think because I added more shimmerz and it may have still been wet, cause it doesn't look like that IRL. That's it for this card! Congrats again, Jamie!

Well on to my other crafty endeavor. My MIL's 75th birthday is Wednesday, and my SIL is having dinner and cake at her house later today. I just couldn't figure out what to get for her. I wanted something special, but I was drawing a blank. So I thought I'd just give her money, but that's kind of tacky for a special birthday. But, I came up with this idea using money.
Isn't this fun? I picked up this metal wall hanging at JoAnn's (on sale 40% off!). I thought it would be the perfect base for my "money tree"! I got 15 $5 bills, folded them accordian-style, tied them with ribbon remnants from my ribbon jar, and attached them to the tree with glue dots! Genius, right? And she gets to keep the wall hanging if she wants it! I may keep it for myself if she doesn't want it! I hope she likes it, cause I had a really hard time deciding on a gift!

Now on to the next project. If you read my post yesterday, you would know that today is my birthday! When I woke up this morning and looked for the Sunday paper, I had a little surprise waiting for me from my hubby. Now get your dirty little minds out of the wasn't THAT! My hubby is very handy around the house (he remodeled my whole kitchen himself), he's very much into sports and hunting and fishing, and he even thinks he's crafty! Look at what the goofball did! Are you laughing as hard as I was when I first saw this? Now this isn't the first time he's made a card for me. I've gotten cards for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and my birthday before. But he hasn't done it in a while...he told me he went into "retirement"! He uses stuff I have laying around on my table. This is a new High Hopes stamp that is bare rubber. He stamped it in regal rose. The face didn't stamp, so he drew it in! He punched the butterfly and then put a piece of regal rose paper behind it (clever, huh?). He then used my oval punch on the top and bottom and wrote in the Happy "Birtday"! I told him he left out the "h". He said he wanted it centered in the oval and started in middle of the word and worked his way out and left it out accidentally! Is this funny or what? So ladies, show your hubbies this and tell them now there are no excuses for not making you a card!

I hope you enjoyed this! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
and Kevin

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Birthday Lauren

Hi everyone! I thought I'd make a Birthday Lauren card from Paper Makeup Stamps today because tomorrow is my birthday! So I thought I'd start celebrating now! My best friends, Maria, Tracy and Eileen, took me out to dinner last night and we had a really nice time chatting and drinking some wine. They presented me with some awesome gifts...a new charm for my Pandora bracelet, another silver and black bracelet (I LOVE bracelets!) and a gift card to White House/Black Market! I have some awesome friends, let me tell you!

So, I used a Lauren Meader sketch for this card. It's actually one I've used before in this card, except I used an oval instead of a circle (sorry Lauren!) to accommodate this lovely image. I started with this gorgeous dp from SU called Tea Party. I am just lovin' this dp! I've used it several times! I colored Lauren accordingly and cut and embossed the image using an oval nestie. I mounted it on a piece of Regal Rose that was cut and embossed with an oval scalloped nestie. The top square is Tea Party and the bottom one is from Sweet Always dp (another fav of mine right now!). I colored the pearls with a pink copic marker to get the exact match I wanted (love this about these markers). I used a cool Martha Stewart punch for the sides (don't know the name of it). I love this punch! Lauren was given some "fairly dust" with a Spica clear star glitter pen. It gives the most wonderful **SHIMMER**. Fairies should **SHIMMER**, don't you think? LOL!

Well, thanks for stopping in today. I have lots to do today, so my post was done way early! I'll be dragging tomorrow for sure! Enjoy your weekend!
Stamps: Birthday Lauren (PMS), All Holidays (SU)
Paper: PTI white, regal rose, Tea Party and Sweet Always dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: R20, 85: RV13; G21, 24; YG41; YR21, 23; E00, 02, 35; W-1
Accessories: Pearls, nesties, Spica clear star glitter pen, small oval punch, Martha Stewart border punch, dimensionals

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bloomin' Beautiful

I don't remember if I've ever used this beautiful bloom from SU's Bloomin' Beautiful, but I love it! Such a pretty image. My friend Cheryl Rowley came over on Tuesday and we did some things for the second annual SCS WNY Spring Fest Stamping Event that's happening here in Buffalo, NY on April 25th. It's hosted once again by former Dirty Girl Tracy Harp (lodichick). We had so much fun at last year's event and I'm looking forward to it again this year!

Cheryl and I were playing around with some images and our copic markers. I colored this, then sort of threw it off to the side. I picked it up later in the evening and really liked the colors and decided to make it into a card. I chose this sketch from Card Positioning Systems, then went right for this Ambrosia dp from Basic Grey. This pack has some fabulous orange colors in it and I really liked this one. I pulled out the following colors from the dp for my accent rectangles: tangerine tango, basic gray, more mustard, and riding hood red. I ran these pieces through the swiss dots folder, put some gray taffeta ribbon around the image, rounded the right corners, and stamped and punched the sentiment. I also added yellow stickles to the center of the flower and sponged tangerine tango ink around the image and sentment. Voila! A card done in no time! This really came together quickly. Great image, great can't go wrong!

I better get going and continue working on all the projects I need for this stamping event. I have lots to do and it's only 9 days away! Thanks for stopping in! Love all the wonderful comments you've been leaving! Very much appreciated!
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful (SU), Mixed Messages (PTI0
Paper: PTI white, basic gray, tangerine tango, more mustard, riding hood red, Ambrosia dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, tangerine tango
Copic Markers: YR07, 14, 68; Y17; G21, 24, 28; W-1
Accessories: Basic gray taffeta ribbon, circle punches, corner rounder, swiss dots cb folder, yellow stickles, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just Sitting Here...

...thinking about you. What a nice sentiment...especially when a dog is involved! LOL! This is for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS. What a great sketch for bigger stamps!

I fell in love with this set from Flourishes called
Chairs for You and purchased it awhile ago. This is the first time it's seeing ink. I also had wanted to paper piece the chair. Today I saw a post on the blog of my PMS DT buddy, Christi, where she paper pieced a couch and I guess it all fell into place!

I stamped the chair and sentiment in Memento tuxedo black and stamped the chair once again on this dp from SU's Bella Rose. I cut out the pieces of the dp and ran it through my Xyron machine. This is something I do all the time when I paper piece. That little machine comes in handy for this technique. If you had to have one and it's collecting dust somewhere, pull it out if only for this technique! It's really great! I then colored the wood part of the chair with copic markers and used a little bit of gold Spica pen for some of the accents on the chair. The two horizontal pieces of dp are also from Bella Rose. That little pooch was colored with copics, cut out and mounted with dimensionals on the chair. My Lizzie is not allowed on the furniture or on any rugs in our house! Too much shedding! This pooch does look a little mischievious sitting there, doesn't she? Like she's not supposed to be there! I finished it off with some Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon and dew drops on the top.

Thanks for stopping in today and please scroll down to see my other post today. It's for the Copic Colour Challenge, so please take a peek!
Stamps: Chairs for You (Flourishes)
Paper: PTI white, chocolate chip, Bella Rose dp
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: E25, 27, 31, 33, 35; R20, 46; W-1
Accessories: Xyron, dew drops, RHR taffeta ribbon, Spica gold glitter pen, dimensionals

Copic Colour Challenge #9

Great colors this week for the Copic Colour Challenge #9, but a little challenging for me. I'd been putting this off until the very last minute because I just wasn't sure what I was going to do with them! But I think I made it work with this great Whiff of Joy guardian angel stamp called Matthew. I colored him with the three challenge colors (and some others for shading). He also is **SPARKLED** up with a Sakura Clear Star pen. I put some on his wings, hair and overalls. The red dp is from SU's Washington Apple and the green circles are from their retired Jersey Shore dp. The base is Always Artichoke. I tried a few things to accessorize this card, and finally gave in to the buttons. They were the right color and I just used some orange floss to tie them up. The layout is from a Paper Makeup Stamps challenge a while ago, but I had to turn it to accommodate my image. I really like the way my image fits this way.

I hope you can play the Copic Colour Challenge this week. We'd love to see your creations with this color combo. Just link your card with Mr. Linky so we can all see it and comment. Remember, you don't have to use all the colors and you can substitute, but you must use copic markers. Hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Matthew (Whiff of Joy)
Paper: PTI white, always artichoke, Washington Apple and Jersey Shore dp (SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: G85, 94, 99; E00, 02, 18, 31, 33, 35; R20, 32, 59; B00; YR07; W-1
Accessories: Long rectangle and circle nesties, buttons, floss, Sakura clear star pen, white gelly roll pen, dimensionals

Monday, April 13, 2009

PMS Monday Challenge: All Tied Up!

Today's PMS Monday Challenge is an embellishment challenge, and it was handed to us by DT member Dawn Barrett. She challenged us to ribbons on our cards. Here's my entry. Not very creative with the ribbons, but I used them nonetheless! I chose to use this cute panda bear from the Panda Hugs set. Believe it or not, I was unsure which parts of the panda were black, so I googled panda bears and this is what I found.

Cute picture, huh? While it gave me direction in coloring the panda, it also gave me the idea to create my own bamboo dp. I just stamped this bamboo-looking stamp from SU's Embrace Life in black and colored it in with a green copic marker. The panda was not colored with a black marker...have you ever used a black copic marker? It's REALLY dark, so I used W-5 and then went over that with W-7. This way you could still see the stamped parts of the panda. After coloring it, it looked too flat and it's difficult to use a blender pen on such dark colors (at least for me), so I used a technique I learned in my copic certification class. I saturated a piece of wash cloth with copic blender solution (we were given a large bottle at the class), then held it over the colored parts of the panda. The effect that's left is the pattern from the wash cloth. It leaves a fur-like pattern. Perfect for my panda! (You can see a tutorial of this technique on SCS by Beate Johns here.)

I then cut him out, layered him on my homemade dp and onto a piece of dp from PTI. I added the ribbon, of course, on a piece of white that was edged with a decorative border punch from EK Success (the ones that fold flat...ingenious!) That piece is hard to see. I then colored a Prima with the same green marker I used for the bamboo and layered another white one over it. In the center of the flower and in the corners of the card I placed green glitter dots. I struggled with a sentiment (the one that comes with the set was too big for the front), but remembered this Happy Earth Day one from PMS and stamped it then cut and embossed it with a tag die through which I tied another piece of ribbon (another chance to use it!). I thought with Earth Day coming April 22nd and with the low numbers of pandas on earth today that it was appropriate. I also added crystal effects to the panda's eyes, nose and mouth. I followed Taylor's sketch from Friday as well. Stop on over to the PMS blog and see what the other DT members have created for the challenge. We hope you will play along with us on this one! It's an easy one this week that everyone can join in on! I look forward to seeing your creations! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Panda Hugs and sentiment (PMS); Embrace Life
Paper: PTI white and dp; garden green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers: G24, W-5, W-7
Accessories: Prima flowers, glitter dots, crystal effects, EK Success border punch, ticket corner punch, tag die, ribbon, copic blender solution, dimensionals

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

Hi everyone! Happy Easter! I'm posting a day early because I know everyone will be busy tomorrow, and I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I haven't done a Tilda card in a long time, and I thought this church window with Tilda would make a nice Easter card.

I started by coloring the window with W-1 & 3 copic markers, then chose my dp. I wanted something in the grays to match the window and came up with this retired SU called Uptown. I also used Almost Amethyst and So Saffron. I colored Tilda accordingly once I had my colors chosen. After I colored everything and started layering it together, I decided to add crystal effects to the window for a more realistic look. I took this picture from a different angle so you could see it better. The picture is blurry...I think I moved when I snapped it!
You can also see the stickles I added to Tilda!

Then I had to decide on a layout. Well Taylor's sketch today was perfect for my card. I scalloped the edges of the amethyst piece and added another piece of Uptown dp on top of that, then finished it off with a So Saffron grosgrain ribbon and bow on top. I thought a butterfly perched on the top of the window would look spring-ish, so I used the MS butterfly punch with the amethyst paper and added the three yellow dots of bling. The window is on dimensionals and Tilda is on dimensionals also. Lots of dimension in this card. The sentiment is from PTI's Mailbox Greetings and was cut and embossed with a scalloped oval nestie. That's it!

Well, I hope you have a very nice day with your family and friends tomorrow! Happy Easter! Oh, one more thing...I forgot to mention that today is my 17th wedding anniversary! How did so many years go by? Here's a picture of that wonderful day...April 11, 1992! I love this picture of Kevin and I! We look so young! Oh my! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Tilda and window (Magnolialicous)
Paper: PTI white, almost amethyst, so saffron, Uptown (retired SU)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers: E00, 02, 31, 33, 35; YR21, 31; Y17; R20; W-1 & 3
Accessories: ribbon, MS butterfly punch, scalloped border punch, oval nesite, diamond stickles, crystal effects, bling, dimensionals

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Stuff at PMS!

Hi everyone! I don't have a card to share today...I was busy Easter shopping and running errands all day and then went to dinner with my MIL and hubby. I had some delicious broiled scallops at our friend's little restaurant! But I wanted to let everyone know that Paper Makeup Stamps (PMS) now carries copic sketch markers and has more colors to add to the store tomorrow along with Kaiser pearls and bling! There are some fantastic colors of the Kaiser pearls being chocolate! I'm getting those, that's for sure! So head on over to the PMS store and see what you can find for your future stamping creations! You might as well take a peek at their stamps while you're there, too! Have a great Saturday!
Card Making

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #8

This week, the Copic Colour Challenge #8 is being sponsored by Toodles and Binks. Each DT member was graciously given a stamp from Toodles and Binks to showcase this week! Thanks, Toodles and Binks! I was given this cute fairy called Celeste. I just love how regal she looks!

This week's colors were perfect for her. Although I have to say that I made a mistake with the green...I thought it was YG97, which I didn't have, so I used YG95! Totally blanked on that one, but I only used the green on her little shoes!

I used the Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge Sketch for this card. It's a larger card that measures 5.25" square. The base is SU's textured Wild Wasabi and the dp is their Raspberry Tart. I accented it with their retired Purely Pomegranate. The pearls are Hero Arts and I colored them with the RV29 copic marker to match. I love this copic marker technique. You can perfectly match any of your embellishments to your card. Lauren Meader just posted a video clip about this technique here that you might enjoy watching if this technique is new to you. The corner pieces were done with a Cuttlebug die that I always forget I have. I thought this image was deserving of a fancy flourish such as this! Celeste is glittered up with diamond stickles and the star on her wand was glittered with yellow stickles. I like the sentiment from PTI's Mixed Messages set. It sort of looks like Celeste is about to grant a wish to someone! Oh, I hope it is me...I could use more stamps, Celeste! LOL!

Please stop by the Copic Colour Challenge blog and enter our challenge. Remember, if you don't have all or any of the colors, you may substitute. We just want you to have fun and post your creations! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Celest the Fairy (Toodles and Binks), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, textured wild wasabi, purely pomegranate, Raspberry Tart dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: RV10, 13, 20, 21, 23, 29; E00, 02, 33, 35, 37, 57; B00, 02; BG01; YG91, 95; Y17; W-1
Accessories: Cuttlebug flourish corner die, pearls, ribbon, nesites, dimensionals, diamond and yellow stickles, glue pen


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