Monday, October 12, 2015

Finally!

Well, I've finally had the mojo to make a few new cards and now I have a few seconds to post them.  It's been a very busy month and a half since my last post!

I have two card I am sharing with you today using and image from Saturated Canary, Hairy Situation and one from Scrapper's Delight, Princess.

This first one is the Scrapper's Delight image, Princess. I originally colored her for a Kit and Clowder challenge on FB, but I just never got around to posting her.  So here she is now, all colored with my copic markers, dolled up with my Stickles and embellished with Spellbinder's dies, Wild Orchid and Prima flowers, a Martha Stewart Punch and some rhinestones.


Here is a little closer look at the image.


The next is the Saturated Canary image, Hairy Situation.  I have always loved this image and think it is a great way to practice coloring hair!


More Spellbinder's dies, flowers and punches for this little lady!  Another close up as well.


Well, that's it for me.  I hope to be back soon, these long periods of time between posts are just too much!  I hope you are having a fabulous day!
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Hi everyone!  Today I am posting another birthday card, this time for my father-in-law.  He is an avid gardener, an expert in fact, and he owns several John Deere products, including a gator.  I included one in my card for fun.  The image is a Little Miss Muffet Digital Stamp called Maurice, Ready for Business.


I used copic markers to color the image and went to Google images to get the picture of the gator.  The Happy Birthday stamp is one that I have had in my stash for quite some time  and the clouds are made using a Fiskars Punch.  The background was made using the same punch and my airbrush while the grass was made using a metal die.  I gave his glasses a little shine using glossy accents.


That's it for me today.  I'm off to hopefully spend at least a little time cleaning my craft room.  Happy first day of September!
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Birthdays

Hi everyone!  Today I am posting a few cards that I made for my niece and nephews birthdays this past month.  They are teenagers, so you can imagine how hard it is to make cards for them.  The first card uses an image from Tiddly Inks, Wryn Swinging By.  The second is an image from Mo's Digital Pencil, Zoom.  This one was for my nephew as he turned 16 this year, yikes!


I colored this cutie using copic markers and embellished it using Wild Orchid Flowers, Spellbinder's dies and Martha Stewart punches.  The Happy Birthday sentiment stamp is from an old Unity Stamp company Kit of the month.


My niece can be a daredevil so I thought this image would be cute for her.


This image was also colored using copic markers and embellished using Spellbinder's dies and EK Success Punches.  The 16 was cut on my Silhouette machine.



I hope you all are enjoying the end of the summer!  It's back to school for me soon!
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

New Cards

Hi all!  Today I am posting a few new cards that I put together this week.  One of the images has been colored for quite awhile, I just hadn't yet put it onto a card.  The other I just colored for a contest at Kit and Clowder on Facebook.  If you are a paper crafter, and haven't yet seen Kit and Clowder, I highly recommend it.  The group on Facebook is incredibly supportive and just a wonderful bunch of crafters.

The first card I am going to share uses the image Day of the Dead Alex image from Simply Betty Stamps.


I used copic markers for the image and I colored her after the hair and skin class at Kit and Clowder.  This is one of the images where I just love the way her hair and skin came out.  I used glossy accents on her eyes, Spellbinder's and Cheery Lynn designs dies and Wild Orchid Flowers.  I also used and EK Success Punch and black self-adhesive rhinestones.  A girl has to have her bling.


Here is a close up of the image.

The next card I made used a Ching Chong Kuik stamp, Love in Spring.  This is the image that I used for the contest at Kit and Clowder on Facebook.  It was a half price image, but really she is worth her price!



I tried to think a little  outside the box with this one and made a tri-fold card with a little twist.  The front has a nice shape that allows the image to be seen even though both flaps are closed.  For this card I use Glossy Accents on her eyes again.  I love big eyes and I think they look even better when you give them a little shine.  The flowers were made using different size Fiskars flower punches and
the flourished embellishments is a Cheery Lynn Designs die.  Pearls and Diamond Stickles were the final touch for this one.



That's it for me today!  Hope you are having a nice relaxing Sunday!
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Sunday, July 5, 2015

June Cards

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday to all of you!  Since I posted Mother's Days cards in my last post I thought I would continue on and share the cards I made for Father's Day as well!  I always struggle with male cards as you just can't add the bling that you can to female cards so I always feel as if they are unfinished.  The guys seemed to like them, so I guess I can't complain.

The first card is the one I made for my husband.  It uses a Saturated Canary image, Liam's Good Catch.  I also used my Spellbinder's dies and a few embellishments.


The next image is called Fixer Boy and is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Again, I finished up with some Spellbinder's dies, a Martha Stewart border Punch and a few embellishments on the corner.



For my dad I used a Tiddly Inks image and sentiment.  This one is called Dad's Tree.  No Spellbinder's dies on this one but a few embellishments to make it pop just a little.  I colored the pearls using my Ranger alcohol inks.

One last card has an image from Little Miss Muffet.  This one is called Bandit Boy Tom.  More spellbinder's dies, Martha Stewart punches and pearls for this one as well.

That's all of them.  Colors and patterns aren't the best for these cards but I was making them on the fly between work and family obligations and as I said, male cards are completely out of my comfort zone.

Enjoy your Sunday!
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Catching Up

Hi everyone!  I am back again with the cards I made for all the wonderful women in my life for Mother's Day.  Of course Mother's Day was back in May, but since I didn't post them then I am sharing them with you all now.  This Mother's Day was hard for my family as my grandmother passed away in December.  We all miss her terribly and every day is hard not having her here, but holidays are the worst.

I am still a lucky girl as I am blessed to have my mother, grandmother and mother-in-laws to share this day with.  These are a few of the cards I made for these amazing women.


All of the images I used for these cards are from Tiddly Inks.  The first is an image called Beach Boy.  I know it probably seems strange to have such an image on a Mother's Day card, but I often try to model images close to life and I have a 6 year old that loves to play with grandma, so I thought this image would be perfect for her!


This next image is called Mom and Me and is the card I made for my mother this year.


This last image is called Grace's Wish and was the card I made for my grandmother.  I am blessed to still have remaining grandparents and I always honor them as well on Mother's and Father's Day!  Because it was a Mother's Day card I cut the wings out of this image, but it is simply a beautiful image in its original form.

All the images are colored using copic markers, have Prima and Wild Orchid Flowers and use many punches and dies from my collection.  Mother's Day cards are so much more fun than Father's Day as I can add all the flowers and bling that I like, within reason of course.

I hope you all are having a fabulous Tuesday!
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

DoubleTake


Hi Everyone, Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dad's out there.  It has been more than a month since I posted my last project, that is quite a long time for me!  Life has been quite crazy, you know how that goes.  Not only has it been finishing up the end of the school year, my little guy guy is finishing his first year of school and my daughter, gulp, is graduating from high school.  That is a lot of emotions for one gal to take in!

My card today uses the Saturated Canary image, Double Take.  I made this card for a bridal shower at school for one of my coworkers back in May.  I used my copic markers to color her, of course, and Prima flowers and a few Spellbinder's dies.  Also, a Fiskars corner punch and a Martha Stewart punch in there.  Punches and metal dies are by far my most favorite materials to use, next to my copics, of course!


I just love this image for Bridal cards.  She really just takes your breath away and isn't that what all brides do when you first see them?!


That's it for me today.  I hope you all have a fabulous Sunday!
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

SnowDrop


Good morning and Happy Mother's Day to those of us in the U. S.  I'm sure you don't want to see the title Snowdrop on this Mother's Day, but it is fitting as it is the title of the gorgeous digi that I have used on my card today.  The image is a digital stamp from Ching Chong Kuik.  I love her images, they are simply GORGEOUS!  She has a great ETSY shop which you can find HERE.


Of course I colored this beauty using copic markers.  Since she is a fantasy image I decided to go outside of the box with her hair color.  The flowers are Wild Orchid and the die cuts are Spellbinder's die, Martha Stewart and Fiskar punches.


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Little Reading Time


Good morning everyone!  It's  been a few weeks since my last post.  The school year is winding down and time is just flying before my eyes!  My promise to myself is to spend more time over the summer devoted to my crafts and my blog!  I miss sharing my creations with all of you!

Today I am sharing a card using the Saturated Canary image, Melissa.  This image reminds me of my, gulp, youth when I used to have the time to sit and read more often.  Of course there were those nights when I have gone to bed reading for just "a little while" and then found my self still up at 2am because I just couldn't put the book down until I finished.  That is exactly what this image reminds me of.


I colored the image using my copic markers and used a little glossy accents on her eyes to make them shine.  The flowers are a combination of Prima and Wild Orchid.  Spellbinder's die, Martha Stewart, EK Success, and Fiskars punches were used for the rest.



I hope you are having a truly fabulous Sunday!  Look for this cutie in my ETSY SHOP!
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Easter

I know we are past Easter, but I wanted to share with you the cards that I made to give to my family.  It was so refreshing to make spring cards with spring colors after the harsh winter we had.  Even Easter was cold and damp, blech.  We have finally moved onto some sun and warmer weather and I am grateful for the change.

My first card uses an image from Aurora's Wings.  She has such beautiful images and this one isn't any exception.  The image is called Calla Lily Sprite and she is just beautiful.  I absolutely love Calla Lilies, especially since they were the flower I had in my bouquet at my wedding.  And, as you can see from my image, they were yellow and white.  I colored in a more light hand with this one, which I don't often do, but I absolutely love the way this image came out!


I colored my image using copic markers and embellished it with Wild Orchid Flowers.  Amazingly enough I had some Calla Lilies in my stash so I added them as well.  I used Cheery Lynn dies for my flourish embellishment, a Fiskars Punch for my foliage and some pretty sparkle embellishments from Michael's.  Her eyes have Glossy Accent on them.  I really love to make eyes sparkle.

My next two cards use Saturated Canary images, as you know another favorite shop of mine!  The images I used for these cards are Egg Hunt and Duck, Duck, Goose.  You can't have Easter without some really adorable Easter images!


More Copics, Wild Orchid Flowers and Fiskars punch for this one.  I also used a Spellbinder's die and a few Recollections flowers from Michael's again.  Those are the ones with the sequins and shine.  I can't help it, I really love my BLING!


Copics, Wild Orchid and Prima flowers, Spellbinder's die, Cheery Lynn Designs flourish die and a Martha Stewart border punch for this cutie.  A few pearls as well.  I know you can see the glue on the pearls but I was too busy to let the glue dry before I took the picture.  The eyes have some glossy accents.  I had trouble with her hair and kept playing at it until at least I found it tolerable.

I hope you are having a good end to your week!
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Boy's Birthday

Last weekend the family finished up with our March birthdays with a party for two of my younger cousins.  They are much younger than me so, closer to my son's age, so I had to figure out what style of card to make.  Male cards are my least favorite to begin with as I can't add any bling, boohoo.  I have improved on my male cards since I started this journey, so I take heart in that.

The first card uses the Phindy's Place image, Little Squirt.  Sadly, this wonderful digital stamp store is closed but I just loved this adorable image and thought it was perfect for my younger cousin.


I colored this cutie with my copic markers and used a Martha Stewart Punch for the Happy Birthday border.  A simple Spellbinder's oval die for the background and a few Bella's Baubles for some extra embellishment.  I just needed to add that little extra to give the card a little personality.



The other card, for my slightly older cousin who likes sports, is Joey from Saturated Canary.  


Joey is colored in bright colors because every time I see my cousin he is wearing a bright fluorescent color.  Another oval Spellbinder's die and the Martha Stewart Happy Birthday punch for this card.  Of course I added a few Bella's Baubles here as well.  A little "Male Bling"  you might say.


Well, that's it for me today.  Two more days of spring break and then back to work for me.  We used too many snow days so we have to go to school on Friday, what should be the last official day of break.  It's been cold and damp this break anyway, so I won't be missing the warm weather.

Enjoy your Wednesday!
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Another March Birthday


So, March is the month of birthdays in my house, the latest being my daughter.  This year was a big one with her turning 18, gulp!  I am not ready to have an 18 year old but, unfortunately, time waits for no one!  It will certainly be interesting to see what her 18th year brings.

The card I made for her uses the Mo's digital pencil image, Roxy.  I thought this would be perfect for her as she is always playing around with nail polish and painting her nails.  She appreciated the image on the card the moment she saw it!



I colored the image using my copic markers and used a Spellbinder's die to cut out the edges.  Wild Orchid and Prima flowers were used for the accents, as well as a Maryanne Designs die.  I finished it off with some rhinestone square to add just a little bling.  The dots on her pants were made using a white gel pen.

Well, March is almost over but we do have a few more birthdays to go before then!  Phew, at least there are only two family birthdays in April!


I hope you all have a fabulous Sunday!
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