Saturday, September 29, 2012

Feelin Groovy?

Happy Saturday Blogging Friends!

The weekend is finally here. Are you Feelin Groovy today?  I am back with another ATC for the month of September.  My family has a group of us that trade ATC's each month.  We have a host each month and this month it was Emily.  She is the youngest in our group, still in junior high.  Her theme this month was Feelin Groovy.

Well, I think of tie dye when I think of Feelin Groovy.  So I broke out my distress inks and went to town inking up by 2.5" x 3.5" ATC.  I used some white picket fence stain to add some dotted swirls to the top of the ink and give it a softer feel.  I then stamped the card with heart stamp from Stampers Anonymous Urban Chic collection.

Great challenge by Emily!  I can't wait to see what the other in the group have created.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Blessings until next time!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Pumpkins!

Hello Friends!

Today I have a fun fall Tilda card to share with you.  I got inspiration for the layout from Jenny Pete.  I loved the country feel of her card.  Fall is finally here so I pulled out my fall stamps and started coloring.  After I colored Tilda with Pumpkins, I decided to do a cracked glass technique to make the card look a little more rustic.  What do you think?

The paper is by MME and I distress it.  The background layer is stitched around the edges.  The image is colored on cryogen paper.  The flourish is a spellbinders die.  I finished her off with four brads around the outside perimeter of the card.

Here is the colored image before the cracked glass technique:

Here is the image after the cracked glass technique:

Copics used:
Hat:  W2, W3, W5, W7
Dress:  BG72, BG75, BG78
Hair:  E50, E51, E55, E57
Skin:  E000, E00, E11 E14
Pumpkin:  E99, YR24, YR27
Shoes:  W3, W5, W7
Socks:  W1, W2, 0

The inside of the card.  I finished it with a little tag so that I could put a note in it.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Autumn Colors
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Anything goes
Lovely Hangler or Sweet Magnolia - Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenge - Dies Cuts and/or Punches
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Distressing

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

See you soon!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Jackie!

Hello Friends!

Today is another special day!!!  It is Jackie's birthday!  She is a friend from the  PJ girls  and Crafty Gals on SCS.  She is so much fun to chat with and has a great sense of humor!  I made this little card for her birthday!

Stop by and wish Jackie a Happy Birthday!

I used MME Lost and Found 2 paper.  The image is Buggy Frog by High Hopes.  The image is stamped on cryogen paper and the edges are inked with distress ink.  The bugs are adorned with some stickles!

Copics used:
Frog:  G20, G21, G24, G28, T3
Hat:  Y11, Y15, Y23, Y24, W3, YR27
Eyes:  B00, B02, B04
Flower:  E07, R02, R05

The inside sentiment is stamped on a die cut by spellbinders and inked with distress ink.

 Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to stop in and wish Jackie a Happy Birthday!
Blessings until next time!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday AnnMarie!

Hello Friends!

Today is special day!!!  It is AnnMarie's birthday!  She is a friend and our leader over at the PJ girls on SCS.  She is so much fun to chat with and always so enthusiastic!  I made this little card for her birthday!

Stop by and wish AnnMarie a Happy Birthday!

I used Echo Park paper with a touch of pearls and lace.  The digi image is A Simple Gift of a Flower by Sassy Cheryl's.  She has the cutest images!  The image is printed on cryogen paper and the edges are inked with distress ink.

Copics used:
Hat:  YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17
Hair:  E50, E53, E55, E57
Flower:  BG49, BG13, BG11
Skin:  E13, E11, E00, E000
Skirt/Top:  R81, R83, R85, R89, RV32
Shoes:  W2, W5, W7

Inside sentiment by Printworks.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to stop in and wish AnnMarie a Happy Birthday!
Blessings until next time!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cheesy Birthday Smiles!


I had so much fun with this card!  I just love the cheesy birthday grin by Sassy Cheryl's digi images.  Isn't she the cutest?  I colored her up on cryogen paper using copics.  I matted her with matching paper and used echo park as the background paper.  Finished her off with ribbon and twine and a few pearls.

Copics used:
Skin:  E13, E11, E00, E000
Skirt:  BG78, BG75, BG72, BG11
Shirt:  R43, R21, RV14
Present:  YG17, YG03, YG01, RV35, RV23, RV21
Water:  B01, B000, B0000, 0 & glossy accents

The inside sentiment is by Whimsy stamps and was stamped onto a die cut from spellbinders.

Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings until next time...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall Mums!

Hello Blogging Friends!

Today I have another copic colored creation to share.  One of the ladies in my blogging group wished I would post more with the copics.  I guess I wore out old Tim =-).  Anyhow, here is a card I made for my DH's grandma.  She is a sweet lady who will be 93 in just a few weeks.  I am safe to post, as she does not read my blog.

With fall in the air, I thought this pail of mums by Designed 2 Delight would be perfect.  She loves the pinks and burgundy colors, so it was easy to start coloring.  The pot, I colored to be copper using E17, E15, E11, E02 & E00.  The accent is in YR35, YR23, YR15 & YR13.  The flowers are colored using R89, R95, R83 & R81, leaves in W5, YG97, YG95, YG93 & YG00.  The outside of the image is inked with distress ink to provide some depth.

I used MME paper on the card in just a simple pattern. I hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the nice fall day!

Blessings until next time....

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Crafty Gals September Challenge

Hello Friends!

Welcome back to another Crafty Gals Monthly Challenge.

Hostess: Jeanette

“Get Punchy”

I absolutely love creative punch art! (Have you seen my Pinterest Punch Art Board?) I know not everyone loves punch art, but I do. I also know that a lot of us don’t have many punches. Therefore I’m not going to make this challenge too difficult.

The Simple Plan: Make a card using a punch somewhere on it. Easy Peasy!

The Advanced Plan: Make a card where you use punches to make something they were not originally intended for. For example: Use oval punches to make a frog, use circle punches to make a snowman, use the stocking punch to make a stick horse, use a heart punch to make a Christmas tree, use a variety of punches to make a chef or witch or elephant, etc.

Well, I have to say, this was definitely a challenge for me.  My punches are mostly border punches and I the punch art just does not fit with me for some reason.  So I racked my brain and I am not sure if I got this challenge or not.  I did use a border punch and the cricket.

I made a gift card holder, as it is something I knew I could give away.  I don't typically give cards to children, so I did not feel right making an animal of any kind.  I found a cute version of a gift card holder over at myhappyplace.typepad.com, so I decided to CASE it.   I did add my own touches, mainly the flower.

So I used a 4" x 6 3/4" piece of cardstock.  I scored it at 1 3/4" and 4 3/4" and folded it.  Once folded, I used the border punch to make a nice edge on the top.  I then cut coordinating paper to cover the front.  For the flower, I used six flowers (three different sizes).  They started out as white cardstock and I used distress inks to color them up in a shade of pink and purple.  I then used some browns to stamp script on a few and I embossed a few for different textures. Then heat set them so the ink would not be removed.  After all of the flowers were ready to go, I lined them up and put a brad thru them.  Squirted them with water and wadded that flower into a ball.  Then unball the flower and shape as desired.  I attached the flower to a band that was also border punched.  I love the way the flower turned out.  So much texture and it is very unique.  I will be making more of these in the future.

So what did the other ladies in the group make?  Stop by and visit them to find out!!!

Melina ~ Crafty Scrapper 
Tracie ~ The Crafty Touch
Carolina ~ Cardolina Scrapolina
Barb ~ Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Diane ~ Stampin Ldyglfr62
Lela ~ Lela's Crafty Corner
Heather ~ Lost in the Land of Stamping
Patty ~ LaLatty's Stamp 'N Stuff
Jeanette ~ Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than Therapy 

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Blessings until next time...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Good Day Blogging Friends!

I have been a bit slow lately with lots going on!  It looks like September will be yet another busy month!

Today, Nancy is celebrating a birthday!!!  She is a friend from our PJ Girls group over at SCS.  Please stop by and leave her some birthday wishes.

I made this card for her!  I used a Fred She Said digi image printed on cryogen paper.  I colored it with copies.  For the life of me, I can't find my list of colors used as my room is a disaster right now.  I came back from a scrapbooking trip with my aunt on Tuesday and I have put nothing away.  I added some extra stickler to the flowers to give them some shine.  I finished off the image with distress inks for the brown and blues.  The paper is by MME.

The sentiment is by The Greeting Farm.  The inside matches the outside with a little ribbon to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Nancy, I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Blessings until next time...