Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lots of Letters

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I'm back with another Lili of the Valley (LOTV) image called Lots of Letters. Bev Rochester is one of my favorite card designers. The other day on her blog ( she had a card where she stamped the image on kraft card stock and colored the image with copics. Well, I don't have that stamp she used...yet (it's been ordered). I've been wanting to ink this image and to color it so I thought I would try coloring the image on kraft card stock. I like it! The ecru lace is from a local scrapbook store.

This card will also be entered into this week's LOTV challenge which is Anything Goes.

The 6 x 6 base card is a blue bling from Bazzill. My next layer is a brown card stock also from Bazzill. My designer paper is from Bo Bunny 6 x 6 snowfall paper pad. The gems and snowflakes are from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Copics used are:

Skin: R20, E00, E000, E0000
Reds: R27, R24, R22
Browns: E37, E35, E33, E31, E53
Greens: G99, G94 (Holly stickles)
Blues: BG49, BG45, BG13, BG10
Greys: T7, T5

I've used Stardust stickles on the little girl's fuzzy caps, skirts, and sleeves. For the snow, I used liquid applique and also added Stardust stickles to it.

Well, I'm going to head out and do my "shop small businesses" today. So it's out to some local stamp and scrapbook stores. Enjoy your day everyone!

Friday, November 25, 2011

LOTV challenge winner

Yesterday I was checking all the blogs that I usually do and what a surprise to find out I had won the Lili of the Valley challenge with my card that was posted on November 18th called Millie in the Window.

I was so excited. All I kept saying of Oh my Gosh, I don't believe it. I'm still on cloud 9. As soon as I finish an order of 30 cards for a friend, I'll be back with more cards. The order is almost done. 10 cards are completely assembled. All that remains is to assemble the other 20.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don't strain yourself or your pocket book today on Black Friday :)


Monday, November 21, 2011

Something for you

Last week while blog hopping, I saw this adorable gift card holder and the lady who had the blog commented that she had made the gift card holder on her Silhoutte SD. I've got that machine. So last Friday night at the crop I attended, I cut out several of them.

I decorated this one with a Magnolia stamp called Something for You Tilda.

I've had a request from a neighbor/customer to start making some of children on my cards as African Americans. This was my time coloring those skin tones with my Copics and IMHO it's good.

The card stock for the gift card holder is Bazzill. The designer paper is from a 6 x 6 pad from My Mind's Eye called Lost & Found Christmas.

The image was stamped on Cryogen white card stock and then was cutout and popped up on the paper. Ribbon is some that I bought that night at the crop at a local scrapbook store. I added Stardust Stickles to the pom pom on the hat and on the bottom of the skirt.

Copics used:

Skin: E29, E25, E23, E00.
Hair: C7, C5, C3
Dress and Hat: R27, R24, R22.
Boots: C7, C5, C3


Friday, November 18, 2011

Milly Winter Window

Happy Friday everyone! It's sure windy here in KCK today; however, it is warmer than the last couple of days so in a few I've got to go run some errands before I get ready to crop tonight.

My card today was inspired by one of the Lili of the Valley (LOTV) design team members. However, I don't remember the name of the one who designed the card that inspired me.

Since this week's challenge is to do a Christmas card for someone special, I will be entering this card.

The image is from LOTV and is called Milly Winter Window. I colored the image soon after receiving in the mail so I apologize as I don't remember the Copic color numbers that I used.

I started of with a 6 x 6 white card stock base from Bazzill. The next two layers are designer paper from last year's Bo Bunny winter release. I used a pretty blue shimmer paper to back the image and the sentiment. The blue flower is also from Bo Bunny. All the other embellishments are different colors of Dew Drops.

I don't think my photo is showing the frosty look of the window pane or the snowflakes. I used Stardust Stickles to get the frosty look that shows up when you see the card in person.

TFL and hopefully will have another card for you tomorrow as I plan to a lot of coloring of images tonight at the crop.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

James Bear in the Snow's good today. I just got back from have a massage.

I also feel like I really accomplished a lot yesterday. I finished up five cards from a class on Monday, two more cards from a class last week. Created two cards of my own and attended a card class last night where we made another six cards.

The card to the left is one of the two card that I made and designed.

The stamped image is from Lili of the Valley and if my memory serves me right it's called, "James Bear in the snow". This was an image I colored some time ago. When I received it, it was so cute I just had to color it right way even though I didn't know what papers I would use.

Yesterday I went to Archiver's to get some Inkadinkado black glitter (will show that card soon) and saw some beautiful winter papers from Little Yellow Bicycle. To me the blue and white stripe looked like white birch trees with a beautiful sky. I just knew what image to use. I'm not sure which Copic blues, I had used when I first colored James, but it didn't quite match the paper. So I colored over the blues with BG05, BG02, and BG0000. I'm pretty sure the browns are E35, E33, and E31. I add Stardust stickles. The embellishments are from Little Yellow Bicycle too.

Well off to work on an order of Christmas cards that I have to have completed by the 1st.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Snowballs your way

Is this a cute card? It was designed by Julie Case for her November Copic 101 class that I attended yesterday.

Since I finished up the cards today here at home, I added Liquid Applique to Santa's hat, pom pom, and the snow at the bottom of the snowman. On top of that, I added some Stardust Stickles.

Looking through some stamps I have here at home, I found the perfect sentiment for the inside of the card. It says " If Snowballs were kisses, I'd throw them all your way." Both the sentiment and the image are from Impression Obsession.

The snowman was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. The Copic used were:

R27, R24, R22: Hat, Ribbon on large snowball.
B93, B92 ribbon. YG95, YG93 ribbon. B0000 shading on snowman. E35 arms. YR14 nose. R24 on small snowball. I used R20 on checks of the snowman. Julie always almost always uses chalk.

The solid color card stocks are from Bazzill and the designer paper is from a 12 X 12 sheet of Echo Park paper called Frost. A silver metallic ribbon was also added.


Jingle Tilda

I promised a card using a similar layout from the other day when I did Tilda with Violin.

I decided to use Jingle Tilda this time. However, wouldn't you know that the Marianne bell die has been misplaced somewhere in this house! Oh well, when the alternate universe is finished with it, it will show up.

I colored this image at a crop last Friday night and I didn't write down the numbers of the Copics I used. I did use Goldenrod Stickles on the bell in Tilda's hand and use Stardust Stickles on the hat and pom pom. I added gold Dew Drops to the bell clappers on the Bo Bunny designer paper that is from the Father Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad.

Now to post this image onto Splitcoast and I'll be back with two cards from a Copic 101 class that I attended yesterday at The Scrapbook Page in Shawnee Mission, KS.

Baby's First Christmas

I saw this adorable image from Belle's and Whistle's several weeks ago and I just had to have it. It's called Brooke's First Christmas.

The solid color cardstock is from Bazzill. The designer paper is from BoBunny Blitzen 6 x 6 paper pack.

The sentiment on the front as well as the poem inside have been computer generated.

I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image is colored with Copics. I've also use Stardust stickles on the ornament that Brooke is holding. I've used gel pins on some other items in the images. I added white Sparkly Fluff to the pom pom on the Santa hat.

Copics used: E11, E00, E000, R20, R27, R24, R22, BG13, BG10,

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Saturday Everyone!

The other day I was at the Scrapbook Page and I saw where Barb Foster had colored up a cute Tilda with Violin stamp. I loved the colors she used so I wrote the Copic numbers down and came how and colored my image the same. Those numbers will be below.

My base card is white card stock and it has been cut as a 5 7/8 inch square card. I then used some beautiful designer paper from Bo Bunny's 6 x 6 pad called Father Christmas. The bells were cut using a Marianne die from American Crafts Glitter paper gold. My dies didn't cut the paper as detailed as I would like, but I like the embossed looked so I went with them anyway.

I love this look of this card; so don't be surprised if you see Jingle Tilda from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams release made into a card that's just the same. In fact, I colored her last night at a crop and will make up the card later today.

I used the following Copics on the stamped image (Memento Tuxedo black in on Cryogen White paper):

Skin: E11, R20, E00, E000
Hair, Skirt, Shoes: YR24, YR23, YR21
Dress: E53, E50
Violin: E29, E25, E35
Bow: E33, E31
Wings: E53, E50 (Stardust Stickles)

Have a blessed Saturday everyone!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Here comes more Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Stamper's Ink got some really beautiful gold embellishments. I've used the Christmas tree here with a sentiment embossed in gold that is from CC Designs. I used a gold embossing powder that is exclusive to Stamper's Ink too.

The base card is purple mirror paper followed by gold mirror paper. I love this white shimmer paper with the swirl pattern.

I had a successful craft show last week and now I have to make more cards for a craft show in December, finish one order, and then make my own.

Happy Friday everyone and Blessings 'til next time.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Long time I know between posts

I've making lots of cards, but haven't been taking pictures of them. I've also been to Las Vegas over the Halloween weekend with my friend, Liz. We went to shop at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo at the Rivera. It was a fun show. I worked for Heartfelt Creations on Sunday while I was there. All the samples of cards from their stamps made me want to make lots of cards when I got back. However, jet lag and the need for sleep after four nights in Las Vegas has put me behind with my "want tos".

Tomorrow I'm participating at a craft show at Basehor High School in Basehor, Kansas. It's not very far from me, only about five miles...even though it's a different town. I'll be selling my cards there. The show ours are between 8 and 4. Come by to see me if you're in the area.

I sincerely hope everyone is having a Happy fall. I promise pictures of cards soon!