Thursday, March 29, 2012

When Life Gives You.....Limes

Hello, I hope all is well with you. I have a card today that I made for iCopic's challenge to use the YG family of copics, I used YG05, YG07, YG11 and YG17.  I also used this weeks sketch from Card Positioning Systems.  The stamps are from Unity's itty bitty line called When Life Gives you Limes. I went with a CAS card, I don't do many of them as I really enjoy coloring, but my crafting time has been limited this week so and I have been wanting to create something with my new Unity stamps. For the salt rim I used glass beads. Thank you for stopping by and have a super weekend.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

There's Gnome Place Like Home

Hello, well are you surprised to see me? I have been working extra at work and haven't had much time to play lately. By the time I caught up with housework and grocery shopping this weekend it didn't leave much me time. I did make a card for a challenge over at StampTV, I will try to post later in the week.  For today I have a card I made for the challenge at Lawnscaping Challenge, to be inspired by a fellow crafter. I just recently was able to get a few Lawn Fawn sets,  they are sooo cute. For this challenge I went in search of other crafters that had used some of the sets I now have. I stumbled upon Chari Moss and she had this adorable circle card using Gnome Sweet Gnome. I basically cased her card making a few changes. I don't normally like to case fellow crafters as I find it hard to not completely copy them. Here is what I came up with.
I did use this weeks sketch from Sweet Sunday. Thank you of stopping by.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Cuttlebug Spot~Childrens card with an animal

Hello it is time for another Cuttlebug Spot challenge. This week the challenge is to create a card for a child and have an animal on it. I decided top use Dino-Mite from Gina K Designs. I love to use this set when I make cards for kids (there are some fun sentiments good for older folks as well). There are so many wonderful possibilities with dinosaurs.
Make sure you head over to The Cuttlebug Spot and check out the challenge as well as the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team. Thank you for stopping by.


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Friday, March 16, 2012

StampTV CSS Color Challenge

Hello, it is time for another StampTV CSS Alumni blog hop. You should have arrived here from incredibility talented Betty.  If you get lost along the way you can get the entire list of hop participants at StampTV.   This month Melissa Shultz is challenging us to use this photo for our color inspiration.
Are theses fabulous colors?  I love this combination, it says spring is here to me.  Here is what I came up.

I used an older set from Gina K Designs called Versatile Verses.  It is a wonderful basic set to have.  After using oval nestabilities to cut out the image I used some trim that I bought at Joann's. 

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (March 20), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Your next stop on the hop is fabulously creative Cheri.

Thank you for stopping by.
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Give me a Squeeze!

Hello and happy Friday. Just a quick post to show you a card I made for Fluorishes noon time challenge Front and Back which is to use the main image stamp to make a background. First off I have to apologize for the poor photo, it really does look much better than what the photo shows.  today when I went to turn on one of the ott lights it burnt out!  Of course I don't have a back up so I will be making a trip to the store very soon to get another light, maybe even a spare.No matter how many photos I took I just couldn't get the lighting to look right.

I hope you will stop back by later as I have a card I made for another CSS blog hop with a chance to win some Gina K Designs stamps! Thank you for stopping by.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Going Green???

Hello I hope your week is going well. I am happy to say that I am hostessing StampTV's Mix it UP Monday this week. Right now there are a lot of challenges out there that are calling for green. Well that wouldn't do for me, LOL. So for my challenge I want you to re use something that you would normally throw out. It can be anything from soda pop can tabs, cereal boxes, paperclips etc. Anything you can think of. You don't even have to use green, but feel free to use it if you want. Here is the card I created for the challenge.
Can you figure out what I used?? The tag is a formica sample that I have covered with patterned paper and then stamped a sentiment on. I think that the tag could easily used for a key chain by adding a jump ring and a keyring thingy. I used Melanie's Stately Flowers 3 for this card. The bitter root flower is colored with copics and then cutout and placed on a sponged circle that was cutout with nestabilities. If you would like to play along and have a chance at winning a grab bag of Gina K Designs stamps head over here to get the rest of the details. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Silver Fariy

Hello I today I have a card that I made.   When I first saw Whimsy Stamps Silver Fairy I knew that I had to have her. It took me about a month, but I finally got her in last week. I couldn't wait to color her.
Isn't she beautiful? I really did enjoy coloring her. I couldn't get the glitter I put on her wings and arm/legs pieces to show in the photo, I wish you could see how pretty it makes this whimsical fairy. I used copics to color her and create the ground. Thank you for stopping by.

iCopic: Red Hair
Outlawz Copic/Promarker:  ST. Patty’s/Irish/Green
SplitCoast Stampers: VSN Spring has Sprung

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring has Sprung Virtual Stamp Night

Hello Happy Friday!!! If you have been wondering why I haven't posted much over the last week or so it because I have been busy working on samples for SCS's Virtual Stamp Night. I am so excited that I am hosting a challenge tonight at 8pm est. I hope you can join in on the fun! I have my card for the first challenge. Jen's challenge is to use sunny colors and to me that means yellow and this is what I came up with.

For some reason when I took the photo the colors on her face came out all blotchy, that is so frustrating.  Thank you for stopping by.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Mothers Day Card

Hello it is time for antoher challenge from The Cuttlebug Spot. This time the challenge is to make a Mother's Day card with real or faux stitching.
I used the rose from A Year of Flowers from Gina K Designs. A Year of Flowers is illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  Melanie does such a beautiful job with flowers and now has a wonderful coordinating book called A Year of Flowers filled with gorgeous creations. In addition to The Cuttlebug Spot challenge I also used this weeks sketch from Card Positioning Systems.  I did omit the three circles elements of the sketch as I couldn't make it work with my card. 

If you haven't already head over to The Cuttlebug Spot and check out the rest of the designs teams fabulous samples.  I hope you can play along with us this week.   Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Vouge Vases

Hello and Happy Saturday!!! Today I have a card I made this week for a challenge on StampTV to use the drop shadow technique. I really enjoy drop shadows, but never think to use them until I see a challenge. I also used this weeks sketch from Card Positioning Systems.
The vase and fern are from Theresa Momber's Vogue Vases from Gina K Designs.  I am keeping this short as my DH is taking me to breakfast then we are going to brave at trip to Costco. Take care and thank you for stopping by.


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