Sunday, April 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Brad!

Well Birthdays are always special.  But I think the birthday of your first born will  always hold a special place.  So I decided to make this card for his 25th birthday.  He has the cutest 2 puppies ( my little grandpuppies, Chloe and Cooper),  I colored them to resemble them.   So I used the Sketch Challenge From My Creative Time as Inspiration and her cute Little Doggie Dies, along with Oval and Rectangle Dies to create this card to mail to him.   Stamp is from her Wow So Many Candles set.   Paper was from Doodlebug.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Newton Design Challenge

Well I need to give my poor blog a kick in the pants.  When I saw the email by Newton's  yesterday, I thought this was the perfect chance.  This little sleeping kitty reminds of this silly stray we have taken in, and been heeling from a boo boo it had.  Of course I told my kids we were not keeping it, because it has tried to eat my bird twice!  But as you see,  it is still here.

  So I made a card using my copics and the Dream stamp set by Newton's, of course.  Paper pad is from Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather, and some liquid pearls for accents.  Used my spellbinder label     To die cut the image and paper out and placed in on a chalkboard card base from Target dollar bend. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

My Bestie DT Call Entry

Well I debated whether to throw my hat into this race.  But I love this images, so what the heck, I might as well give it a try.   So I decided to to use my stamps I received from Bestie Stamp Club for June and July.  I made three different cards, 2 6 x 6 easel cards and an A2 card. 

Copic Colors Used:
skin: E000, E00, E01
Sitting Bestie: R20, R30, B0000, B00, B01, B16, B12
Standing Bestie: RV04, RV09, RV06, R83, RV17, RV19
various colors of spica and copics used on sweets

Papers used: DCWV Magnolia Way
      Heidi Grace DayDreams
     Recollections:  My Favorite Things

Here is the video

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bountiful Thanks My Style Stamps

Here is the Card I made for an Design Team entry to My Style Stamps.   I love this little Scarecrow,  he is so cheerful.  And being from Kansas you know I love the sunflowers like crazy!  I found this great doily in my stash and used some paper from the DCWV Wood paper stack,   thought they just all went perfect together.  Also used a MFT Doily and Label die.  I used the Sentiment from 2 different says and they embossed them on this label with twine.  

Here is a video for a closer look.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sparkle and Shine Layout with Simply Betty Stamp

A couple weeks ago Simply Betty had a challenge on her facebook group.  SHe has one every Tuesday.  Her is a link if you would like to participate.
Of course another excuse for a layout page.  She was selling the image for 1.00, so it was a great deal and he is super cute!

Paper from Americana from K & Company
Spellbinder Banner die
Copic Colors used:
skin: E00, E01, E02
hair: YR24, Y08, Y02
Suit: B18, B23, FB2, R43, R39
yellow and gold sparkle pens

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Designer Challenge at My Creative Time

Last Thursday, Emma posted the Designer Challenge.  You could use the photo for inspiration or use the colors.  I decided to combine both and make a scrapbook layout for my soon to be grandson's scrapbook.  I am using any excuse to get layout pages done for this book and could use the inspiration.  This was the perfect inspiration also since they live in San Diego.  I know there will be lots of water photos. 

This is a 12 x 12 layout.  All the images and dies are using My Creative Time.  I used some distress ink to watercolor the photo mats.  I also used fun foam to give dimension to my letters, I just cut them out and used xyron to both the fun foam and letters and then taped the letters on top of the fun foam and then tape the letters down to the page.   I fussy cut the animals, boats and plants out after stamping them.

Supplies used:
            Dies: lowercase alphabet dies                           Stamp set: Lost at Sea and Surf's up
                      4 x 4 journaling dies
            Ink:  Memento: Tanego, bamboo leaves, summer sky,   Hero Arts: London fog
                Distress Ink:tumble glass, salty ocean, broken china with homemade glimmermist

Friday, July 4, 2014

Guest Design Day at My Creative Time

Happy Fourth of July!!

I am overjoyed to bring you 3 projects I made for my guest design team opportunty at MY CREATIVE TIME.  Emma was so generous to give the opportunity to those who tried out for the design team a guest spot.  I was ever so fortunate to get July 4,  such a special day for me.  My son and Dtr in law are both in the Navy, so needless to say, we are very supportive of the Red, White, and Blue around here.  I made three projects shown below,  also a video below that will show the projects and supplies closer, including how I finished off  the inside of the cards.  

For my First Project I made a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in card.  
 Stamps: Hey Sailor and  Build A Scripty & Watercolor Background
                Dies: 3 Star Stiched, Anchors & Heart die
                Paper: Doodlebug Collection Pack, Watercolor paper, silver glitter, red cardstock
                Ink: Blue Skies and Picked Raspberries Distress Inks sprayed with homemade glimmermist, Versafine Black Ink with Ranger Black Embossing Powder
                Embellishments: recollection bling and enamel dot

For my Second Project I made another  5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in card.   
 Stamps: Live, Love, Laugh & Be Happy Stamp Set
                Dies:   Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies
                Paper: DCWV Chalkboard, MME Chalkboard, grey cardstock
                Ink :Stephanie Benard's White Pigment ink (embossed with white over), Bubblegum, and Raspberry
                Embellishments: Recollection bling and pearls.  Liquid Pearls and Sequins

For my Third  Project I  am going to make a calender of each month to show case the first year of my soon to be born grandson.  This will be his next July spot. The pages measure 7 x 7
  Dies: Lower Case Alphabet, 3 Star Stiched, Stitched 4 x 6 Journal
                Paper: Doodlebug Collection Pack, red cardstock
                Ink: Blue Skies and Picked Raspberries Distress Inks sprayed with homemade glimmermist, Versafine Black Ink with Ranger Black Embossing Powder

Here is a video with closeups of my projects and see how I decorated the inside of cards.