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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge 8

JUGs (Just Us Girls) had a color challenge this week ~ the colors weree: Pumpkin Pie (which speaking of....guess what it going to be going in the oven in about an hour?? Yup TWO pumpkin pies!), Really Rust and Bashful Blue. In addition to the colors we needed to have a sentiment showing thanks (since today *IS* Thanksgiving) =)
So, here is my thankful, colorful creation =)

I paper pieced Tilda's dress using pumpkin pie, really rust and bashful blue colors (which also cordinate with the DP at the top of the card) ~ then I colored the rest using Copics (RV10, E25, G17, BG01, E00, E33, Y21, YR23) and added a little sparkle here and there using a lemon and gold Spica pen. I think this is probably one of my favorite Tilda stamps (if not my favorite) ~ sunflowers are my favorite flowers....that is one thing I miss.....there are no sunflower fields around here like there are back home where I grew up.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scent with Love Stamp Giveaway!!!

Want to see some of the *best* blog candy?? Head on over to this blog and check out the details! Seriously ~ how amazing is that?! I LOVE these stamps =)

Friday, November 20, 2009

PMS Blog Hop

PMS is having a blog hop ~ you can go here to see the list of participants and *hop* along to the different blogs =)
My "I'd like to participate" email must've lost in cyberspace somewhere....so even though I'm not on the list, this is the card I made for the blog hop =) ~ Awwww They just added me (talk about feeling LOVED!) ~ so after hopping here, hop on over to Lisa's blog and see her totally adorable card =)

This is one of my favorite PMS stamps I have ~ probably because I like dandelions (yes I'm one of those *odd* people that don't see dandelions as weeds)

Stamps: Kirsten
Paper: BG lime Rickey (one of my favorites if my *the* favorite BG lines) =)
Copics: E00, E25, E33, RV10, RV23, Y11, G17, BG05
Embellishments: Spica pens (pink, gold, lemon), Diamond stickles.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bellarific Friday!

Tomorrow is Friday ~ and what does that mean?? Why it is Bellarific Friday! This week the challenge was to create anything using any of the "Bella" stamps. So I thought it would be fun to do a "Black Friday Bella" ~ and this is what I came up with:

It looks like Bella has a start on her Christmas shopping huh?! =) I paper pieced the bag to give it a little extra something.
Stamp: Elizabella
Paper: 3 Bugs in a Rug ~ Color Me Pink
Copics: RV11, E00, E33, G21
Embellishment: Icicle Stickles

JUGs Challenge!

Just Us Girls (aka JUGs) posted a challenge to use dry embossing on a card and the twist was to make it a BIRTHDAY card!
So here is my dry embossed birthday card =) ~ I also paper pieced the gifts =)

Stamp: Curly Surpriseabella
Paper: BG Obscure
Copics: E00, E33, E25, RV34, B97
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Kaiser Rhinestone, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday Sketchers!

A new sketch was posted on Friday over at Friday Sketchers
When I first saw this sketch I was intimidated! I didn't even know where to start with it! So I finally decided if I could pick out a stamp, then the rest of the sketch should fall into place ~ and it did! I used a punch to make the snowflakes and then covered with with stickles so they would sparkle.

Stamp: Tilda and Edwin Skating
DP: BG Blitzen
Ribbon: Bo Bunny
Copics: RV10, E25, E00, Y11, R29, B95, B97, G17, C-1
Embellisments: Diamond Stickles, snowflake punches.
Thanks for stopping by! =)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #55

On the Whiff of Joy blog they issues a challenge for this week ~ it was to make a card using the colors brown, orange and ivory! (and yes, this was a challenge...I don't use orange a whole lot!)
Here is my card using those three colors:

Stamp: Whiff of Joy Willow with Hot Chocolate
DP: Fancy Pants Fancy-Free collection
Cardstock: Neenah and Bazzill Bling
Copics: E00, E25, B95, E33, YR07, E57
Embellishments: Spica pens (gold, orange, olive, Prima flowers and Kaiser Rhinestones.

Makeup 4 The Weekend

Over at the PMS blog a new sketch was posted for some weekend inspiration!
Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Stamp: Penelope
DP: BG Phoebe
Cardstock: Bazzill and Bazzill Bling
Copics: G21, RV11, RV34, E33, E00, RV10
Embellishments: Misc. rhinestone flowers, Spica pens (pink, lemon, lime), Crystal Stickles.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Corrosive Challenge!

Over at The Corrosive Challenge Blog there is a sketch challenge posted (I'm not even going to say how long it has been since I've been saying, "I'll do the challenge this week".....it's been awhile! Eeek!)
Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

For some reason I have a hard time doing cards with ovals ~ don't know why, but I do! In fact I find it easier to use circles instead of ovals =P
Deets for the card:
Stamp: Whiff of Joy Willow with Hot Chocolate
Copics: E00, E33, R29, B21, G24, B97
Embellishments: Spica gold pen, Kaiser rhinestones.
DP: BG Blitzen.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cute Card Thursday =)

Over at Cute Card Thursday, their challenge is to "Glitter Me Silly" ~ which is a challenge I LOVE! I'm always up for a little glitter, sparkle and bling =)

The stamp I chose to use is from Paper Make-up Stamps ~ her name is Katie. Katie is colored with copics (RV11, BV00, E00, G24, Y21, E57) and has been glittered and sparkled with Spica pens (I used the lemon spica pen in her hair, the purple spica pen on her clothes and her compact is completely sparkly thanks to the pink spica pen) and Stickles ~ her wings have crystal stickles on them, making them sparkle and glitter in the sun =) The DP is BG Wisteria, the flower is a prima flower that has some crystal stickles on it and a Kaiser purple rhineston in the center and the inside of this card says, "You are beautiful inside and out"
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my latest creation =)

3 Clovers Thursday Challenge #39

The Challenge at 3 Clovers Thursday this week is Birds or Bugs ~ and it was definitely a challenge for me! I don't own very many bird or bug type stamps, but I DID remember my sister picking up this stamp and asking me to make her a card with it...and guess what?? It was a BUG stamp! So it all worked out in the end =)
Here is my bug card:

DP is BG June Bug paper, stamp is from Daisy Bucket and the bug was colored with Copic markers (G24, RV23, R37) and the black circles were colored in with a black Spica pen to give them some sparkle =)
Thanks for looking!

Mojo Monday

Here is the sketch this week over at Mojo ~ I have to admit, this one took awhile for me to decide what I wanted to do and how to do it!
Since it is almost the middle of November, I decided that it wouldn't be *too* awful if I made a snowflake card (even though I'm hoping we don't see any of that white fluffy stuff until well into December.....hey a girl can dream can't she?)
So ~ this is what I came up with!

I didn't make the snowflake (although I wish I did!) ~ it was a gift from a friend =)
The paper is BG Blitzen, and both the ribbon and button are misc. ones I had stashed away just waiting for the *perfect* card =)

Card Patterns & Bellarific Friday!

I was able to combine 2 challenges into one card (which is unusual for me) ~ here is my creation using the sketch from card patterns and the "anything goes" theme for the Bellarific Friday Challenge.
Here's the sketch:

Ahd here is the card:

The deets for the card are ~ DP = BG Lemonade and the copics used are: E25, E32, E57, E00, B21, B97, G24, RV34, RV10, Y21. The ribbon is misc. ribbon I had in my ribbon box. The image and sentiment are from Stamping Bella.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dashing Through the Snow

Here is a lay-out that I just finished ~ the pictures were taken last year on Christmas Day when we bundled up and went for a sled ride. It was so much fun and I think the boys had a blast ~ even though it was c-c-c-cold out!
The DP is BG ~ the rub-on title is also from BG, and the snowflakes and felt snowflakes from Queen and Co.

A Kiss To Build A Dream On

This is another wedding lay-out for my sister and her husband.
I love that the picture is in black and white =)
All the cardstock on this lay-out is Bazzill Bling ~ I'm not sure if you can see it or not, but there is a soft shimmer to the whole lay-out because of the bling =)
The rhinestone heart is from BG and the black pearls are from Kaiser.

Some Recent Cards

I haven't posted in a few months....well, OK almost 5 months ~ a LOT has happened in those 5 months and unfortunately that means very little crafting and creating has been done.
But in the past couple weeks I've started to work on cards and lay-outs again.

Queen For A Day is such a fun stamp from Stamping Bella. The inside says, "You deserve to be...queen for a day" =) The image has been colored with Copics (B21, E00, B97, Y11, RV23, E35) and Spica pens (pink and yellow) to add a bit of sparkle. The DP is BG Obscure, and cardstock is Bazzill cardstock that I embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder.

Here is another Queen card ~ this one was made using the BG Lemonade line, the image was colored with Copics (B21, BG05, E00, Y11, E99, B97, RV34) and Spica pens (gold, yellow and pink). I had fun making a couple cards using a round image instead of the usual square or rectangular ones =)

Flowahbella is the star of this next card. She was colored with Copics and the flowers have been embellished with flowersoft and a spica pen. The DP is BG Obscure.

I did some paper piecing on Suzette's skirt ~ once I realized how simple it was to paper piece, I want to paper piece EVERYTHING (ha!). Suzette has been colored with Copics and Spicas. The paper is BG Wisteria line.

This is one of my newer stamps ~ and I LOVE it....I guess it is probaby because I can related to Betty the Bookworm ~ I LOVE to read! =)
I used Lime Rickey paper from BG (one of my *fave* lines!) ~ and Betty has been colored with Copics (B21, E99, E00, R29, RV10, Y11, YR07, YG11, B39) and her glasses were colored with a red spica pen ~ I thought she needed a little sparkle =)

This is another newer stamp ~ isn't it darling? Her name is Presley and she is part of the Lollipop family. She was colored with Copics and Spicas and the DP is BG Bittersweet.

This stamp is from Paper Make-up Stamps (aka PMS) =)
Her name is Sprout and she has been colord with Copics and Spica pens and has stickles on her wings to make them glittery. I'm trying to remember which DP I used....I think it was from the BG Junebug line.