Monday, October 31, 2011

A Few Projects

Hello and Happy Halloween to all of you!  We have had a little damper put on our Halloween as my 2 1/2 year old is sick with a 101 fever and a cough.  Always seems to be the way!  We are hoping to dress him up in his costume, get some pictures and do some "in house" trick-or-treating.  This is the first year he even cares about going out!  He's a really good sport though and is handling it pretty well!


Today I am posting a few projects I have made for other reasons than DT projects or challenges.  It is hard to believe sometimes that I actually do that, but I do! 


My first card is for friends of ours and their new baby!  We were so happy for them and wanted to celebrate in their good news!  I used the Saturated Canary image, Baby Jake, for this card!



Oh, I just love this little cutie, let me tell you!  It's those big eyes, I just LOVE kid images with big eyes!

The next project is a treat box and mini-card set I made for my son's daycare teachers.  Today would have been his last day in his current room before moving up to the next one!  This always makes me sad as I get just as attached to his teachers as he does!  For this project I "reused" another Saturated Canary image, Trick or Treat.  This is an image I originally colored for another project and then scanned into my computer.  I am finally learning how to use my scanner to really make the images come out nice, bright and colorful.


The last project I am sharing uses the Mo Digital Pencil image, Sending Peace.  I made this card for my mother to use for a colleague who loves angels and is having surgery.  The colors for this are among my favorite so I really do like this particular card.




Well, this is the end of my projects for today!  I hope you can stop by tomorrow for Tiddly Tuesday and the new challenge starting over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog!

I am so glad that you were able to stop by today!:)




Friday, October 28, 2011

Phindy's Place Challenge - Paper Piecing

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!  We are waking up here in the northeast to snow.  Yes, that's right, it's only October and we are looking at snow.  This doesn't look good for our winter and I think we are going to be cooped up a lot just trying to stay warm!  The one thing it is good for is my crafting!  More time being cooped up means more time to craft! Yay!


Today over at the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog we have a new challenge starting up.  This week we are looking for your paper pieced projects.  This isn't a technique I use very often but I know that some of you out there are pretty good at it!  I can't wait to see what you think up and create, I know it will be fabulous!


For my project I used the Phindy's Place image, Smooch.  


Materials Used:
Patterned Paper
Copic Markers
Pearls
Flowers
SU Festive Favorites sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Martha Stewart Large border punch
Sharpie paint pens, white & silver

Here's a close up of my image.  Partly colored, partly paper pieced!


Well, I hope you can take the time to stop by the challenge blog, check out our challenge for this week and see all the fabulous DT cards we have for inspiration for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by,




Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meljen's Designs New Release Thursday

Good morning everyone, Happy Thursday!  Thursday's mean new release images and a new challenge over at the Meljen's Designs Challenge Blog.  This week we were inspired to start thinking about our Christmas projects.  Melissa created such great images for this occasion, you'll just love what you see!


For my project I used the new image, Holly Christmas Fairy.  You can find this cutie by clicking HERE to get to Melissa's store.  You can also find fabulous inspiration using these great images by clicking HERE to visit our new challenge and to see the amazing projects our DT have made!





Materials Used:
Copic Markers - R27, R24, R22, R21, G28, G17, G05, G02
Prima flowers
Copic Airbrush System
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Pearls
Crystal Stickles
Glossy Effects

Here's a close up of my colored image.


Thanks so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

7 Kids College Fund - Fancy Folds

Good morning and Happy Wednesday to all of you!  We are halfway through the week and I am counting down the days until Friday!  The cool weather has arrived and we are already hearing about snow, ugh!  Not enough to do anything but it is still to early to hear that 4 letter word.  I'd like to have a nice and proper fall first.


This week at 7 Kids College Fund our challenge is to make a card with a fancy fold.  I love using different folds in my card, especially a fold that I like.  Today's card is a fold that I just fell in love with, like all my other favorite techniques and projects.  I made a center step card for my project.  On my card I used the Magnolia image, Fall Standing Tilda, which you can find in the 7 Kids College Fund store.


Still loving these different angles photos.  I think it adds a little extra dimension to my posts.


Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Spellbinders dies
Flowers
Pearls
My Minds Eye paper
Diamond stickles

Here's a close up of this cute fall Tilda.


I hope you have some time to stop by our challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT cards for this week.  While there why not enter this week's challenge!

So glad you stopped by today,



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Saturated Canary - Sewing

Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday evening!  Tonight I am posting a card using the Saturated Canary image, Violet.  I am cutting it close to enter my card into this week's challenge, but I had such a hard time figuring out how I wanted to sew on my card, ugh!  I do not really enjoy sewing on my cards so I kind of draw a blank every time I try it.  It's hard to believe that sewing was my very first craft and I just used to LOVE to sew.  These days I am much happier around paper than a sewing machine.  Truth be told though, I have always enjoyed hand sewing more than machine sewing.


Anyway, back to my card.  Here it is, sewing and all, and just in the nick of time to enter into this week's challenge at the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog.



For the sewing on my card I used my machine and some pretty multicolored thread that I have had a for a long while.  I sewed around my die cut circle.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers - mostly V's and RV's
Martha Stewart large border heart punch
Prima flowers
Pearls 
Pearl border
Martha Stewart frond punch
Spellbinders dies

Here's a close up of my colored image.


Isn't she such a cutie?! I just love her!!!

So glad you stopped by today,



Tiddly inks Tuesday - A Color Challenge

Hello and Happy Tuesday to all of you!  Tuesday means another challenge over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. This week we are looking for you to use the colors dark blue, light blue, black, white and silver in your projects.  This turned out to be a beautiful color combination.  I just love the way these colors worked together and how well they complimented each other!


For my card I used the Tiddly Inks image, Owlette.  She just seemed to say to use these colors on her, so I did!


It's been fun trying to take some pictures of my projects from a "different" view.  Below are a few I took of this week's project.







Materials Used:
Copic Markers - B39, B37, B34, B32, B02, B00, B0000, C0, E57, E55, E53, E51
Martha Stewart large border punch
Martha Stewart border punch
Prima Flowers
Ranger Alcohol Inks
Bella's Baubles
Spellbinders dies



Here's a close up of this image using this week's color combination.


Oh, I so hope you stop by the challenge blog to see what the other DT members have thought up for this week's challenge.  They never disappoint!

Thanks so much for stopping by,



Saturday, October 22, 2011

Native American Tilda

Hello everyone!  Happy Saturday to all of you!  I am enjoying some time in my craft space after a morning of household chores and picking out our Halloween pumpkins with the boys.  My teenage daughter wasn't yet ready to get up at 11am so we left her behind.  Of course, she is only 14 so our fun has just begun!


Today I am posting a card using the Magnolia image, Native American Tilda.  With Halloween just around the corner I thought I would turn my sights on my November themed images.  



I played around with the layout of this card a little and thought that feathers would give it an interesting feel.  I like the way it came out.


Materials Used:
Copic Markers - E37, E35, E33, E31, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, E13, E11, E000, E0000
Cricut Expression
Self-Adhesive Pearls
Sharpie paint pen

Here's a close up of my colored image.


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Friday, October 21, 2011

Phindy's Place Friday - Blue Christmas

Good morning and Happy Friday! Today starts a new challenge over at the Phindy's Place Challenge blog and our theme for this week is Blue Christmas.  I'll admit, this one stumped me at first.  Blue Christmas always makes me think of the song that you hear during the Christmas season.  Don't worry though, the challenge is about the COLOR blue.  We want to see your Christmas themed projects and we want you to use the color blue.


For my card I used the Phindy's Place image, Riding Rudolph.  



Materials Used:
Copic Markers - E37, E35, E33, E31, R27, R24, R22, R21, 
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Bella's Baubles

Here's a close up of my colored image.


If you want to find this adorable image at Phindy's Place then click HERE to get to her store.

I hope you can take some time to enter our challenge.  It's a good way to get started on those Christmas Projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by,



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Meljen's Designs - Think Pink

Hello everyone, it's hard to believe that we are halfway through October and winter is fast approaching.  We all know that the month of October brings bats and witches and all kinds of spooky things, but let's not forget that the month of October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Many, if not most of us, have been affected or know someone who has been affected by breast cancer.  It's something that is just heart wrenching for the victims of this terrible disease, and their families as well.  Awareness and research seem to be our best allies to fighting the breast cancer fight.


Melissa from Meljen's Designs has designed to special release image this month using the breast cancer pink ribbon as her theme.  They are such cute images and so perfect to use when trying to spread the awareness of how to combat this terrible disease.  There isn't one person I know that doesn't know what that pink ribbon means.


Here is the card I made using Melissa's image, Pink Ribbon Teddy.



I've noticed some really great angles of cards in others blogs lately so I thought I would play around with doing the same thing for my post.  It's nice to play around with new ideas when making projects or posting to my blog.


Materials Used:
Copic Markers - RV25, RV23, RV21, RV10, RV000, E25, E35, E33, E53
Flowers
Bella's Baubles
SU Pink Pirouette Stamp pad
Memento Angel Pink stamp pad
Crystal Stickles

Here's a close up of my Pink Ribbon Teddy.


Thanks so much for stopping by,




Tiddly Inks Tuesday - Halloween

Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday!  And since it is Tuesday that means a new challenge over at Tiddly Inks.  This week we are looking for you to create cards for Halloween!  Now, I love making Halloween projects, there are always so many great fabulous images to use.  Also, Halloween colors are just so much fun to put together.  I don't enjoy the dressing up part of Halloween myself, but I love to create and come up with costumes for my kids.  Unfortunately my daughter's to old to care what I have to say but I can still play around with my son's costumes for awhile yet.


The image I used for my card is one of Christy's new Sugar N' Spice images, Sugar Angel's Halloween.  I also enlarged and printed the Tiddly Inks side web on my purple background paper as well.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Prima Flowers
Frond Punch
Glossy Effects
Wild Orchid Flowers
Recollections embellishments
Spider web punch
Crystal Stickles

Here's a close up of my colored image.


You can find Christy's Sugar Angel's Halloween image HERE at the Tiddly Inks store.  AND please take the time to stop by our challenge blog and check out all of the amazing cards by the rest of the Tiddly Inks DT.
Thanks so much for stopping by,




Monday, October 17, 2011

Mo's Digital pencil Challenge - Inspired by a Song

Good evening all my fellow crafters.  I am so exited to have actually had the time to finish a card for this week's challenge over at the Mo's Digital Pencil challenge blog.  With school starting and life back on fast forward I haven't had the chance to enter this challenge in awhile, but I do love Mo's images.  So, somehow this weekend I was able to put a card together to enter for this week.


The challenge for this week was to make a project inspired by a song.  Now, I listen to music, I have many favorite songs, but the only song that kept popping into my head is "it's My party and I'll Cry if I want to."  With this being the case, I chose my image with this song in mind.  Appropriately Mo had the most PERFECT image for my project, Two Tasha.



Although I did embellish my card, it has a clean and simple look, which I think just makes this card.  This sentiment,  fits the image and theme of this card as well.

Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Diamond Stickles
Yellow Viva Decor Pearl Pen
Self-Adhesive pearls

Here's a close up of this sweet Tasha.


Thanks so much for stopping by,



Friday, October 14, 2011

Phindy's Place - Halloween

Good morning everyone and welcome to a new challenge over at  the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog.  This week at Phindy's Place we are looking for your Halloween projects.  This challenge is right on target with the season and I can't wait to see what you create!


For my project I used the image, Punkin' baby.  This is just sweetest Halloween image and worked so well with my project.




Materials Used:
Copic Markers - C5, C3, C1, C00, YR18, YR15, YR12, YR01, YR00
Prima Flowers
Self-Adhesive embellishments
Spellbinders Dies
Ribbon


Here's a close up of my colored image.




If you like this punkin' cutie then click HERE to find it, and other great images, at Phindy's store.  Also, I do hope you take the time to stop by the challenge blog and see all the wonderful projects the DT has thought up for you this week.  You'll LOVE what you see!


Thanks so much for stopping by,

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Meljen's Designs New Release Thursday

Well, here we are again at a release of new images from Meljen's Designs.  I don't know about you, but I am always so amazed at how Melissa can draw such fabulous images and release new ones EVERY Thursday.  Today is the same as every other Thursday, you will just LOVE these images.



Thursday's also mean a new challenge over at our challenge blog.  This week the challenge is to use a ribbon on our project.  For my card I used the image, Whacky Hat Cat.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers - V17, V15, V12, V000, G07, G05, G02, G00, YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon
Self-Adhesive Jewels
Martha Stewart Large Border Punch

Here's a close up of this Whacky cat.



I hope you have the time to stop by the challenge blog and at least check out our DT's projects for this week.  They always do such a wonderful job using Melissa's images.
Thanks so much for stopping by,



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

7 Kids college Fund - Happy Halloween

Hello everyone!  Welcome back to my blog on this Wednesday!  I am so happy that it is Wednesday already.  Get an extra day off and the week just flies by, wahoo!  It feels like the weekend will be here before you know it and I am glad about that!


Since it is the second Wednesday of the month we have a new challenge for you over at 7 Kids College Fund.  Our challenge for this week is Happy Halloween!  We want you to make a Halloween themed card for us this time around.  And remember, in order to be entered into the drawing for our prize you need to use a stamp carried by 7 Kids College Fund.


That brings me to the stamp I used for my project.  I used Kraftin'  Kimmie's image, Batty Princess.  Now, I purchased this stamp from the 7 Kids College Fund store less than a month ago, but I am assuming they are all sold out because when I went back to try and link the card for you I couldn't bring it up.  Instead I have linked back to some other great Kraftin' Kimmie images.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Prima Flowers
Recollections flowers
Glossy Effects
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Fiskars flourish punch


Here's a close up of my colored image.


Let me tell you that if you want an image to practice coloring folds on, this is the one for you!  I think this is the absolute most folds I have ever colored in one image.

Don't forget to head on over to the challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT projects we have for inspiration for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by,