Tuesday, February 26, 2013

StampTV CSS Alumni Blog Hop~Some of our Favorite Things

Hello it is time for another StampTV CSS Alumni blog hop.  You should have arrived here from the very talented and beautiful Betty's blog.  If not you can start the hop at StampTV.   For today's hop the CSS group is sharing some of their favorite things.  

One of my most favorite things to do is color flowers and Melanie Muenchinger's flowers are beautiful and I so enjoy coloring them.  So I knew right away that I had to use this rose from Stately Flowers 6.

For my second card I love the look of CAS cards, but struggle with them.  It is all the "white space" that makes me feel like I have to keep adding more to the card.  So being as I love the look of CAS I decided to make one.  It was much easier than the last time I made one.  Maybe it was due to having this wonderful Balanced Diva set.

Your next stop is the fabulous and incredibility creative Cheri.  

I will be entering my cards into the following challenges
Rose card

Balancing Act Card
CAS-ual Fridays: CAS card with silver
Cute Card Thursday: CAS card

Thank you for stopping by.

Rose Card:
Y11, Y13, Y15, YG61, YG63, YG67
Balancing Act Card
BG01, E21, E23, E50, E51, N1, N3, N5, R00, R20, W0, W1

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Life of the Party

Happy Monday!!  It is time for another challenge for the Greetings Card Challenge at The Outlawz.  this week the challenge is Bring on the Bling!!  How doesn't love some bling?
I used A List Star from the February release from Whimsy Stamps.  Isn't she gorgeous?  So much fun to color and then jazz up the card.  I will also be entering this card into the following challenges.

 I hope you can join us this week.  Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams gorgeous samples.  I will be back Tuesday evening with this months CSS StampTV blog hop.  I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.

Copics: B21, B23, B24, B26, E21, E23, E25, E30, E50, E51, R20, W0, W1, W3

Friday, February 22, 2013

Where Hope Grows

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  I have a card to share that I made using Pretty Petals from Whimsy Stamps.
I went a little out of my comfort zone for this card.  I am a bit OCD and have a hard time with an element go outside the edge of the card. That being said I really like how the card came out.  It is good to push my own boundaries.   The flowers are colored with copics and the paper is A Walk In The Park from Echo Park.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Copics: R81, RV19, Y15, Y26, YG63, YR04

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Heart Skips a Beat

 Hello I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I have a card to share today that I made for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  The challenge this week is to heart elements on your card.

I used Roses are Red from Flourishes.  After coloring and cutting out the image I sponged with Memento desert sand ink before removing the die.  The paper is from Echo Park's For the Record.  In addition to the heart button on the bow I have two heart brads holding the sentiment in place and then there is the work heart in the sentiment. 

In addition to Flourishes Timeless Tuesday I am entering this card into Use It Tuesday's challenge which is fastener.  For Use It Tuesday you also have to use items from your stash.  The heart button and brads are some that I have had for a long time and never use.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and thank you for stopping by.

Copics: B63, BV13, R11, R32, R35, R37, Y32, YG61, YG63

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sweetness of Friendship

 Hello today I am sharing a card I made for Flourishes Pick One Challenge.

Pick1Challenge-step1 copy
Pick1Challenge-step2 copy
Pick1Challenge-step3 copy

 You have to pick one for each of these categories.  I pick sketch #1, colors #2 and embellishment #2.
Here is my card.
I just love this sentiment stamp that Flourishes came out with last fall.  It makes such a great focal point for the front of the card.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Whimsy Stamps Challenge~Add Something Metal

 Hello it is time for a new monthly challenge at Whimsy Stamps.  This month the challenge is to add something metal to your project. 
I used Katie from StampArt Design by Kathryne.  She is such an adorable little girl I couldn't resist coloring her.  Flower brads are my metal item.  I hope you can play along with us this month.  There are some fabulous prizes to be won.  Make sure you stop by and check out the awesome creations from the rest of the design team.  Thank you for stopping by.
Paper: My Minds Eye, Pure Luxury card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: B0000, BG01, BG05, BG53, E000, E00, E11, E23, E25, E30, E33, E35, N1, R20, R21, YG61, YG63, YG67
Other: Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, Textile Texture embossing folder, brads

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge~Case the Design Team

 Hello Happy Monday!  It is time for another challenge from The Greeting Card Challenge at The Outlawz.  This week the challenge is to case the design team.  I picked the following gorgeous card from Penny Mull.

My take on Penny's beautiful card.

I changed the image, papers and added a sentiment.  The image is Hugs and Kisses from Saturated Canary.  I didn't have that wonderful die so I used some silk ribbon to give the added focal point.  I also didn't add as many flowers as Penny did.  Thank you Penny for such a gorgeous inspiration card.  Make sure you head over to The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge and check out the rest of the design teams fantastic creations.  I hope you can join us this week. 
I will be entering this card into the following challenges.
Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: Hugs and Kisses-Saturated Canary 
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet, Gina K Designs: Pure luxury card stock 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Copics: B32, W000,E00, E11, E23, E25, E41, E43, E44, E50, R00, R20, R22, R24, R81, R83, R85, W0, W1, Y11, Y15, Y23 
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities romantic rectangles, silk ribbon, pearl brad, twine, paper roses, pearl pins

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sent With Love

Hello today I have a Valentine card I made.

I used Little Bear Cupid  a digital image from StampArt Design for Whimsy Stamps.  Isn't he adorable?  Coloring fur is something I struggle with, but all in all I think it came out okay.  I added glitter to the hearts, wings and halo.  The sentiment is from Everyday Mini Postage Stamps Sentiments by RainDrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps and cut out with Whimsy Shapeolgy Mini Postage Die.  Thank you for stopping by.

B0000, B000, B21, BG000, C3, E41, E43, E47, N1, R24, Y32

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge~Stitching

 Hello the challenge this week at The Greeting Card Challenge is Stitching, real, faux or hand.
I use Happy Birthday from Bugaboo.  I love this image it can be used for anyone of any age.  I chose to go with primary colors for more of a juvenile look.  For a fun look I decided to use different sized squares offset for a mat.  I hope you can join us this week. Bugaboo is sponsoring us this week.
Make to stop by and check out the spectacular creations from my teamies.  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

CSS Alumni Blog Hop~Color Challenge

 Hello it is time for another StampTV CSS blog hop!!  This time it is a color challenge.  Geri is challenging us to use Pink and Red with with an option of white, black or tan.  You should have arrived her from the incredibly talented Cheri.  If you missed someone along the way you can get the entire list of hoppers at StampTV.

At first I was struggling with this combo for some reason.  Then inspiration hit and I made three cards!  For all the cards I used Gina K Designs stamps and Pure Luxury Innocent Pink and Lipstick Red card stock.

I used one of the sentiments from Elegant Florals for this card.  Ironically I didn't plan on making this card, but just a few hours before the start of this hop inspiration struck and so I whipped up this card.  I have to say I am very pleased with how it turned out and it was a quick card to.

For my next two cards I used the sketch from this weeks Mix It Up Monday hosted by Sharon Harnist.

 I used Sweet Strawberries for this card.  I flipped the sketch. 

Finally this card came to me as I was drifting off to sleep a few days ago.  It uses the chalkboard technique.  I first gave this technique a try back in December and really enjoyed it.  

I decided to color the poinsettia with colored pencils. I used Joyful Holiday for this card.   One Christmas card done for 2013!!  I surprised myself by using pink and red going into Valentines day and I didn't make one of the for it!

Your next and final stop in the hop is the fabulously creative Betty!

Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, February 12.

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Whimsy Stamps February Digital Release

We have lots of new images to share with you today created by

For my card I used Little Geek from Marika Collins Collection.   She is another fun one. I will keep this post short so you can finish hopping through the rest of the participants and see the gorgeous creations.  Make sure you comment along the way because there will be two random winners picked to win a digi of their choice!!!
All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project
  To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!
These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is
Jackie Randolph’s Blog
 This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Wednesday 9th January at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced right here.
Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way

Thank you for stopping by.