Wednesday, February 26, 2014
February is usually a pretty busy month for me, but as I look ahead to March, I'm thinking March may indeed win the title of "the busiest month". I will need to truly balance and juggle some demands, that's for sure.
To make this card, I used the adorable Sassy Cheryl's digital image of "Dr. Seuss You Say?". I printed it onto X-Press It cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. This very CAS design simply has a strip of patterned paper from The Paper Studio along the side of the card. The sentiment is from There She Goes.
Don't forget...Sassy Chery's Challenge blog has a two week challenge going on right now. The challenge is to use a punch or die cut. Make sure you play along before Monday night.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I'm beyond honored to be guest designing today for High Hopes. I have been a long time fan of their adorable images.
They have a weekly challenge blog. This week the theme is "Animals". I highly encourage you to play along. A random winner will be selected for a free rubber stamp and a chance to guest design in a future challenge.
For my card, I stamped the image "Ice Cream for Two" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut the circle with a Nestabilities circle die.
I framed patterned paper from Echo Park with kraft for the various layers to this card. The sentiment is from a Studio G dollar stamp. A cute little bone clip completes the details on this card.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and thanks to High Hopes for the fun!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Want a reason to "Be Happy"? Here's one...you can find a new challenge on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog. The newest challenge is to use a punch and/or die in your creation. Easy enough. Make sure you play along for your chance to win two free digital stamps from Sassy Cheryl's.
For my card, I printed the Sassy Cheryl's image of "Just Be Yourself" onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut around Sally.
The panels of the card include a piece of white cardstock stamped with the A Jillian Vance Design's Sunburst Swirl using Adirondack Sunshine Yellow dye. The larger panel is patterned paper from Basic Grey.
Using a die-namics die from My Favorite Things, I cut the smiley face and the phrase "Be Happy".
Have a great week! Don't forget to BE HAPPY!
Monday, February 17, 2014
I think we will all be mighty happy when we see a little guy like hopping around in our grass (not snow) covered yards. Come on, spring! We welcome you with open arms.
This is a card I made using the set "Hello, Spring" from A Jillian Vance Design. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some Spectrum Noir paper I picked up at Archiver's closing sale (I do like it...a cheaper alternative for sure). I colored the image with Copic markers and did some shading with Prismacolor pencils.
I cut around the image with a Nestabilities circle die.
Patterned paper from Darcie was used for the card panel. I dry embossed it with a folder and sponged with Distress Ink Spun Sugar. I paper pierced and faux stitched with a colored pencil.
I framed with all panels with pink cardstock, and stamped a strip of pink cardstock with the sentiment. I added pink buttons and Baker's Twine for the finishing touches.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Now, how about a visit from spring, LOL.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Have you participated in the current Sassy Cheryl's Challenge "All About Hearts"? If your answer is "no"...why not? Two free digital images from Sassy Cheryl's are up for grabs to one lucky participant. You really can't beat that.
I decided to make a card that celebrates and represents the hearts of Buckeye fans and the heart of the men's basketball Buckeyes...senior Aaron Craft. He's pretty much amazing both on and off the court and will be sorely missed after this season. I thought I'd make this card in his honor before the ever-so-intense month of March is here, LOL.
To make this card, I stamped the Kraftin' Kimmie basketball player from the "You've Got Game" set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers (rosy cheeks are intentional!). I cut around the image with an emerald backdrop die from A Jillian Vance Design. I sponged around the panel with Marvy Grey dye, and framed with scarlet cardstock. The sentiment is from the Kraftin' Kimmie set.
The Buckeye leaves are also cut from the emerald backdrop die from A Jillian Vance Design. A button serves as the buckeye, with a little of Buckeye Blend Divine Twine tied onto it (also from A Jillian Vance Design).
The larger card panel is from The Paper Studio and is framed with scarlet cardstock. An Ohio State strip sticker was placed along the left edge of the card.
I'm thinking this card could meet the current challenge on Kraftin Kimmie's blog, Unconventional Valentines.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. Go Buckeyes!!!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
So, I'm becoming addicted to coloring frogs now, LOL.
This card is made with an *adorable* stamp from High Hopes called "Hoppin' For A Prince". I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers, and added a few sparkles with Diamond Stickles. I also added some shimmer over her dress with Pearlescent Chalks. I fussy cut the image.
I place the image onto a white cardstock panel cut from a Nestabilities die, and then onto a larger card panel from Doodlebug Designs.
The sentiment is from DRS Designs, and the small heart was cut with a punch from a scrap of patterned paper from Bo Bunny.
Sheer light blue ribbon and bow are the finishing touches to this Valentine's Day card.
I made this card for the current challenge on the High Hopes Blog called "For Someone You Love".
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Another snow day means another day/night for me to sit around and color. I love it. Right now I'm a little obsessed with coloring hair, so I decided to color this gorgeous image from Tiddly Inks called "Kiss Me".
I printed "Kiss Me" on X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and then added a little shimmer to the dress with chalk (though you can't really see it in the photo). I framed the image with black cardstock, and then adhered to patterned paper layers from The Paper Studio and Bo Bunny.
The sentiment is from DRS Designs and is called "Unfrogettable Greeting".
I had fun with this one. Should come in handy next week for Valentine's Day too.
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Big news over on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog! Our challenges now run two weeks, so that gives you two weeks to play! No excuses now.
This week, we begin a challenge called "All About Hearts". This time of year it is really easy to incorporate a heart or two on your creation. Sure hope you play along with us. Free digital images to a randomly selected winner, just like always.
Thinking about hearts, I immediately thought of this image from Sassy Cheryl's "Serving Up Love" digital stamp set. I printed the image onto X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I framed the image panel with black cardtock and rounded a couple of corners.
The sentiment is from There She Goes and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The larger card panel is patterned paper from Bo Bunny. The heart was cut with a MFT die-namic die and I added three pink rhinestones.
So now I'm craving sugar cookies, LOL.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.
Monday, February 3, 2014
I don't care what that Groundhog said yesterday...spring must be on its way. No more winter, please!
I'm delighted to be joining the team at A Jillian Vance Design! You've heard of the saying "you had me at hello"...well, AJVD had me ever since I set my eyes on my beloved "Ohio State Day Stamp Set".
But the card I have today is all about spring. I love tulips, and I love coloring tulips so you can image how I fell in love with this new AJVD set from Becky Schultea:
I'm really kind of nuts when it comes to coloring tulips so expect to see more cards in the future with this set. Don't say I didn't warn you.
As for this card, I stamped the tulip image three times with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press it cardstock. I colored them with Copic markers and cut around the tulips with my detailed scissors. I used a scrap piece of patterned paper from Bella Blvd for the ground and placed the tulips on the card front. The sentiment and bee were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black as well.
CAS I know, but I wanted your eyes to go straight to those tulips...that do suggest spring is on the way!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Today is the first day of February. Cardmakers are always working ahead so it should come as no surprise that I have a St. Patrick's Day card to share with you. I'm hoping McDonald's will get on the St. Patrick's Day bandwagon with me and start serving up those yummy shamrock shakes...I'm ready!
For my card, I used an image and sentiment that will be coming soon to the DRS Designs website. I stamped the sentiment (1100G) with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock. I cut around the sentiment with a die, paper pierced around the panel and lightly sponged with Adirondack Lettuce dye.
I stamped the border of shamrocks (1080F) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a strip of X-Press It cardstock that was cut with a die. I colored the shamrocks with Copic markers. I stamped the shamrocks again onto a scrap piece of X-Press It cardstock for some extra shamrocks.
The larger card panel is a piece of green cardstock that was repeatedly stamped with DRS Designs "Lines O'Plenty Background" using Adirondack Lettuce dye. I paper pierced around this panel and faux-stitched with a white colored pencil.
Here's to a great weekend. Those shakes should be arriving any day now, LOL!