Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hula Tilda - Entry for Just Magnolia challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today's card is my entry to the Just Magnolia challenge to use funny sentiments.

Even though Tilda seems to be enjoying her hula hoop, it's still exercise to me. Exercise? I'd rather have chocolate!

I made this as an easel card. It's base is a really beautiful blue Bazzill card stock that is 5 3/4 inches square. My next mat is white and the next is a wine colored Bazzil card stock. My designer paper is from Fabscraps. It's beautiful and I wish my photography was better!

I generated the saying on my computer. The Hersey kiss is a sticker from Creative Imaginations.

Hula Hoop Tilda was stamped on a piece of Blend It - Express using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.

I'm not sure of the manufacturer of the ribbon or lace. I did purchase both last night at The Scrapbook Page during their Friday night crop. Love the ladies there!

I added a few silver dew drops on the front.

Copics used:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E25, E33, E31, E50
Romper: B24, B23,
Hula Hoop: V06, V04, V00, Stardust Stickles
Shoes: E37, E35, E33, E31

I also learned today that I have been accepted as a vendor at the Basehor Craft show on November 5th. I was originally turned down as they had so many applicants. Someone cancelled and now I'm in. I'll post several times here on the blog before that date to remind folks to come to the craft show. Admission is reasonable: $1.00 for adults.

Have a great weekend all!

Friday, August 19, 2011

School Days

It's Friday, yeah! I'm tried this morning as it was a stormy night here in KCK. I know I was without power for an 1 hour and 25 minutes. I was watching Jay Leno and at exactly 11 p.m. it was lights out. I could hear the wind really blowing outside. The lights tried to come back on at midnight, but it was 12:25 a.m. before I had the fans running again. I know the storms continued for awhile as Diago, my black and white Shih Tzu, was climbing all over me. He really does not like lightning or thunder. So it was a long time before he settled down. I'll probably be taking a puppy nap soon :)

As you know, I love my LOTV stamps. I don't have this sweet little school girl in my collection, but one of the girls at the Scrapbook Page has her. Last Friday night we were cropping and doing a lot of LOTV stamping with each others stamps.

I thought she was cute but wasn't sure how to put her into a card. Of course, I got some great ideas on the LOTV site. However, when I saw the new Graphic 45 School Days paper pad I knew what papers I was going to use. Then on Tuesday at Stamper's Ink, I learned how to make a tent card. Throw all of those things into a mix and I came up with this, IMHO, cute card.

Copics used:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E33, E53, E51, E50
Dress: B28, B26, B24
Red: R35
Browns on school bag: E33, E31, Ruler, E50, Pencil Y15

Blessings everyone...of to that nap!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

t Bear with Flower

This sweet little bear is an image from Lili of the Valley. I don't have the stamp; however, the image was recently published in a paper crafting magazine from England. I copied the image on my computer to some cryogen white paper and then colored the image with Copics. I'll list the Copics I used at the end of this post.

The base card is 5 X 7 and from Bazzill. The designer paper is from a 12 x 12 pad from s.e.i. and the pad is called Chocolat. I saw a similar card on the LOTV challenge blog that was thank you card and I had to recreate it. All punches are from Martha Stewart. The flowers were white and are from Hero Arts. I colored them with my RV04 marker. The rhinestones are also from Hero Arts.

Copics used:

Bear: E55, E53, E51, E50 (muzzle only).
Pinks: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00
Greens: G67, YG03, YG01
Yellows: Y17, Y15
Center of flower: E37, E35 and Stardust Stickles
Shadow around image: B000, B0000
I also put Stardust Stickles on the butterflies.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wasn't Me

Happy Tuesday.

It's been a couple of busy days, but fun days as I have card classes each day. Yesterday it was class at The Scrapbook Page and today a class at Stamper's Ink. I haven't finished all the cards yet, but when I do I'm sure some of them will show up here on my blog.

Friday night I saw Barb use the designer paper above that says "wasn't me" for some offbeat Halloween cards she was doing. I knew that paper would be perfect for a sentiment for the this little "Oops" guy from Lili of the Valley.

The base card is white card stock and is a six inch square. The other papers are from the new Graphic 45 paper called School days. So much new pretty paper is arriving in all the stores. The store owners and their staff must really had a blast at CHA ordering all of this stuff. In fact, after I feed Diago and Mojo, I think I'll head out to The Page as I got an e-mail from them with some more cool papers. I'm addicted, but I don't want any 12 step cures :)

Blessings everyone!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Christmas Dance

Happy Monday!

It's been raining here in KCK today, but I'm not complaining. The rain is keeping it nice and cool outside. The thunder has been loud and it scared Diago and he's been under my feet most of the morning. Whenever I moved my office chair I had to say watch out as I don't want to run over his handsome Shih Tzu tail. Mojo's been fine with the storms.

I finished today's card yesterday. It features an image called Christmas Dance from Lili of the Valley. It was one of the stamps released July 25th. I received the stamp a week later and I had to color this little beauty right away. She's been waiting for me to come up with a layout that will feature her in the way I think she deserves.

I had thought about turning squares on their sides as seen here, but wasn't sure which designer papers to use. Then I purchased Bo Bunny's Father Christmas paper and there it was...the little trees in the ovals.

Each kraft card stock square is 2 inches and the Christmas tree squares are 1 3/4 inch square. My base card is 6 inches square and is plain white card stock from Bazzill. The red card stock is Prism. The oval used on the little girl is from a Nestability set. Instead of using the next size up, I marked around the one used to cut the oval and then cut it with my scissors. I added some bling (rhinestones) to the top of each tree and at the outside edges of the squares.

Since I colored the little girls around the 1st of August, I don't remember which Copic markers I used. I did use some white sparkly fluff on the girl's fur trim on the jacket.

I do have tomorrow's card ready to post. Let's see how many day's I can post in row :)

Blessings everyone!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Autumn Floral

In one of the daily blog updates that I receive via e-mail, there was a beautiful fall card with a digital image from Sweet & Sassy stamps. I fell in love with it and had to have it. I had hoped to show my inspiration card, but I didn't save it a JPG document so I can't show it here. However, this card is my design using that digital image. The sentiment was also computer generated and it too was on my inspiration piece. Both images are printed on Blend It - Express paper.

I normally don't make a 5 x 7 card and I probably wouldn't have except I was having issues with Photoshop in reducing the size of the floral arrangement. Every time I reduced it, I lost part of the image. Since I really was not comfortable cutting card stock for a 5 X 7 card, I used a blank 5 x 7 card I had in my stash.

I cut a piece of kraft card stock from Bazzill. I then added two different pieces of designer paper from the new BoBunny fall paper pad. I purchased the ribbon yesterday at the Scrapbook Page. The image and the sentiment are both popped up.

Copics used to color the floral image:

Clay pot: E19, E08, E97. I don't think I would have used these three colors together, but this trio of colors is recommended by JustRite in their Copic Sketch Color Collections as a Clay Trio.

Sunflowers: Y38, Y08, centers: E37, E35
Reds: R37, R35, R32
Greens: G99, G94
Pumpkins: YR16, YR15, YR14.

Blessings everyone. I just got a call from the Page that the new Graphic 45 Christmas paper is in stock so I got to got so I can make it there before they close at 5.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Autumn Trevor

Happy Saturday!

I had so much fun last night at a crop at a local scrapbook store. I took all of my LOTV stamps with me as I knew there would be a least one other fellow LOTV person there who wanted to stamp images. Well there ended up being several. I wish I could have charged a dollar everytime someone said "this is so cure". Charging is fine it would be the collecting part that would be hard :) Besides I count each of those lovely ladies at the crop last night as friends. Some I only met three weeks ago, but these are special ladies who share my passion for stamps and Copics!

I colored this digital image from CC Designs last night and put the card together. I did use the digital image here, but a rubber stamp is available through All that I printed Autumn Trevor on my Blend It Express paper. I colored him with Copics. For his shirt, I printed the image a second time on a sheet of new designer paper from BoBunny from their Fall 6 x 6 pad and cut it out to paper piece it. All other designer paper (orange and the blue) are also from BoBunny.

I couldn't find any blue and white Baker's twine today. So Carolyn at the Scrapbook Page suggested I take some white cotton thread and use my Copics on it. I keep forgetting I can do that with my Copics!

The saying is from a Stampendous cling set. The rhinestones are from BoBunny also.

I colored up several more images of other things last night so off to design some more cards.

Blessings everyone!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Believe in Yourself

I follow Bev Rochester's blog everyday. I love the images she uses on her cards and this is a new image that she used earlier this week. This image is a digital image from a company in England called Charmed Cards and Gifts. It's from a set of images called Let it Shine and the set also has the sentiment that I used on this card.

I made this card for a young lady who is attending her Sophomore year of college at K-State. She recently transferred from Arkansas university. I thought this a perfect image and sentiment for a college student.

I used the following Copics for coloring the image:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20 (blush) and RV02 (lips). I also used a pink Spica pen on her lips. The eyes are B12.

Earrings: Blue Spica pen

Shirt: V17, V12
Shorts: B16, B14, B12
Hair: E33, E31, E51 with a wash of Y11
Shadow: B000, B0000

The Believe Tag is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. The mesh is from Hobby Lobby.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fairy with Flowers

I hope everyone is having a good Monday. Today's card features an image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV). I don't own the stamp...yet. It's ordered, but hasn't made it across the "pond" as the English say. Last Thursday, my muse told me to stop at JoAnn's to see if the Bristish card magazine August issues had arrived. They had and in the August issue of Papercraft Inspirations was a pad of twenty of the LOTV images. Needless to say that magazine was definitely in my basket and paid for within minutes. I even got home and e-mail a couple of friends that I know who also like LOTV stamps that the magazine and images were available.

I wanted to save the images from the magazine so I copied selected ones onto some my Cryogen white paper and took them with me to a crop on Friday night to color.

I love this Fairy with Flowers. I am going to enter the card in the LOTV challenge this week as the challenge wants cards with roses.

The base card is 5 3/4 inch square and is white Bazzill. The pink is either cameo or petalsoft also from Bazzill. The designer paper is from Echo park and is from their 6 X 6 pad called Victoria gardens. I love these papers. I have a class tonight at one of my local scrapbook stores and I bet either the 12 X 12 pad or individual sheets will be in my basket tonight.

I'm afraid I don't remember all the Copics I used for this image. I do remember that the pinks were in the RV0000 to RV08 family. I used stardust Stickles on the fairy wings and on her crown. The rose in the upper right had corner is from Recollections and it too has had some stardust Stickles added to it.

Blessings everyone!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Indian Summer

I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday!

I have a stamp club meeting coming up in a couple of weeks and our challenge is to make cards with an Indian Summer theme. To me that means all the beauty of the harvest.

I bought this beautiful Northwoods' fall stamp yesterday at Stamper's Ink. I had looked on their blog to see what the make n' takes were and saw that they had received the new Northwoods Fall stamp board. Northwood s stamps are always so beautiful. Their sample board always shows how to color their stamps using Tombow markers and parchment paper. However, on this one I used my Copics.

I used a picture from the Northwoods website as a guide for coloring this beautiful fall image. I've added Stardust Stickles to the pumpkins and add Glossy Accents to the milk jug.

The card is 5 3/4 inch square and the base card is white Bazzill. The other designer papers are from Bo Bunny. The ribbon is from my stash. The rhinestones are Hero Arts.

The image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Cryogen white card stock.

I did good this week. The only day I missed posting was Tuesday. I planning on keeping my posting up to date. I have three more lovely images colored. Now I have to find papers from my stash and figure out a layout for each of them. Knowing me I'll be coloring more images as I still have several Lili of the Valley, Stampavie, CC Designs, and Magnolia stamps that are calling to be inked and colored.

May your life be continued to be blessed by our loving heavenly Father!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Some Puppy Love for Christmas

Happy Saturday!

I finished up the above card this morning and I'm really loving it. I love the new Christmas images from Lili of the Valley Stamps (LOTV). This one is called Christmas Puppy.

By using the Martha Stewart punch on the green Prism card stock, I was hoping to make it seem like the puppy and packages are sitting under the Christmas tree.

I cut out the Christmas ornament using a Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament die cut. On it I stamped a design and a sentiment form JustRite stamps set called Deck the Halls and it embossed it using some Ranger gold embossing powder. My photography isn't the greatest so the sentiment is not real clear in photograph. It says "Sending Love at Christmas".

I colored the LOTV Christmas puppy image earlier this week and I forgot to write down the Copic markers I used...I just remember that there were lots of markers used to get the shading :)

The rhinestones are from Hero Arts.

Blessing everyone!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Christmas Trees

Good morning everyone. I am trying to do better posting here on my blog. I've made it three days in a row :)

Finally a rainy day here in KCK. Gratefully it's cooler. I was definitely tired of temps being in the upper 90's and 100's. Hopefully I'll get some cards done today. I'm doing a lot of coloring of images, but trying to find the right papers to go with them to me is a daunting task. So until I get some of those cards completed, I'll continue to share cards made in recent classes.

Today's card is one that was designed at Stamper's Ink for one of their second Christmas in July class.

This card utilizes the polished stone technique which is one I dearly love. We used alcohol inks and a Krylon gold pen on a piece of glossy card stock. The inks were Bottle, Lettuce, and Citrus.

The tree images are from Hero Arts. The larger tree was stamped using a Memento green ink. I apologize as I don't remember the color name. The smaller tree was stamped using Adirondack bottle ink. Both trees were cut out. Copic marker E37 was used to color the trunks on both trees. The smaller tree was popped up.

My friend Liz decided that something else was needed on the smaller tree so she added some Stardust Stickles glue. Wow what an impact. In places on the tree, the ink became a lovely shade of blue.

Until tomorrow, blessings everyone!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Fall

Is this a cute card? It was one of four cards that was in the Pure Innocence class yesterday at Stamper's Ink. Because I like to do more coloring and shading with my Copics, I don't finish the cards in class, but bring them home to complete.
The stamp is from My Favorite Things. The solid color papers are from Prism. The polka dot paper is Bo Bunny. The three pieces of paper have been embossed using three different embossing folders from Cuttlebug.
The little girl and the Happy Fall sentiment were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. My llist of Copics that I used will be at the end of this post.
I used a gold dew drop embellishment for the sign. The sign is hung with Baker's Twine.
The girl's dress was colored with YG03 and then I used my blender to make the criss crosses. I really love that the card designer added this to little technique to the card.
I used red Stickles on the hair decoration after coloring it with R29. There's a red heart brad on her dress. I used Liquid Pearls silver on the buckles of her shoes and glossy accents also on her shoes.
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Dress: YG03, 0
Hair: E25, E33, E31 and a wash of Y11
Pumpkin: YR04, YR15, YR12. Stem: E37
Shoes: C7, C5, C3
Blessings everyone!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New stamps mean new cards :)

Wow it's been awhile since I posted.

I've been reorganizing my stamps and my other card making materials and that has taken me away from me updating my blog. I've been taking lots of classes so as I finish some of those cards up, they'll start appearing here. Since my stamp room is such a mess, I've been finishing them up at a crop at a local scrapbook store on Friday evenings.

However, today's card is not one that I made in a class. I've been buying the latest releases from Lili of the Valley stamps (LOTV) which is a company in England. I just had to clear a spot at my computer desk to color and complete this card.

Today's card features a stamp from their July release that was all about girls. This one is called Millie Flower Power. She was stamped on Cryogen White paper using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I don't remember all the colors I used, but the ones that I do will be at the end of this post.

This is a square card that measures 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches. The base card is white card stock and is from Bazzill. Also from Bazzil is the solid pink card stock that is called petal soft. The designer paper is from Making Memories and is in a 6 X 6 paper pad called "Just Chillin".

The punch is from Martha Stewart. I ran a ribbon from Bo Bunny through it. I used Stardust Stickles on the center of the flower.

I used a Nestability die-cut to cut the star and stamped it with Hi There (company unknown).

I tried using a technique that I recently learned from Julie Case on how to make clouds. I used Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink for them. I think I need more practice :)

Now for the Copics that that I remember using:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E25, E33, E31
Flower: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000, RV0000
Flower center: E35, E33, Stardust Stickles
Flower Stem: YG67, YG63

Blessings everyone! I promise it won't be so long before my next post.