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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Super Short Notice!

Hey, not much time left on this giveaway, but if you're one of my couple of followers you may make it... My Inkie Fingers is launching a new digi line, Digis with Attitude. She's got some really cute Grumpy Gretchens already designed and is getting ready for full launch in a few days. If you see this before midnight tonight (Pacific Time), go to this page, sign up to follow, leave a comment, and throw a post on your blog for a chance to win 5!! free digis. (Right now, only 15 folks have left comments so we've all got a good chance to win...)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Snow Goddess x2

So after I shared my card with Michelle Perkett's Snow Goddess with her group on CDAC, the ladies there were encouraging me to enter the challenge on her blog. The challenge for this week is "Girlie with Bling." Well, I posted my card a little too early for that challenge, and I didn't want people to feel like I cheated. I told them I'd just make another card... Well, I made two cards! (And now I don't know which one to enter into the challenge...)

This is the first one. I colored the image practically the same as the first one. I was trying to use sketch #61 from Tuesday Morning Sketches; hopefully, I stayed true enough to the sketch for them. I'm also throwing this card into this week's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. The challenge is punches, and I'm adding it even though I only used one punch... The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog's theme this week is "Bling," and I even though you can't see the sparkle well (she looks freckled), she's glittery! (The snowflake and ribbon too...) Creative Inspirations' Challenge is Christmas in September; I don't have a sentiment, but this is Christmas for me.

Supplies: Snow Goddess (digi) - Michelle Perkett Studio, Copic markers, Staedtler colored pencils, Celebrate It ribbon from Michael's, Stickopatomus stickers, Marvy Uchida Giga Snowflake punch, DCWV paper, MS Circle Cutter

This is the second card I made today with Michelle's Snow Goddess digi. I thought the woman looked like a winter bride, and I wanted to give her some bright colors to make this not look like a Christmas card. I used sketch #73 from priscillastyles's Midnight Madness Challenge blog. My card is somewhere between the fancy and CAS sketches.

I'm putting this card into the Midnight Madness challenge, as well as 365 Cards - #212 Girl, Green, Glisten, Crazy 4 Challenges - #56 Bling and Simple Doodles #27 - Pink & Green Photo Challenge.

Supplies: Snow Goddess (digi) - Michelle Perkett Studio, Copic markers, Staedtler colored pencils, Prima flower, DCWV paper (Nana's Nursery & something else?), Prima Sasha Collection Paper, Flat-backed pearls (colored with Copic marker) - a present from Theresa, Glossy Accents on holly leaves

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What a Sweetie!

If you lurk around PCP or CDAC, one name you might recognize is Theresa Gerber. Well, Theresa and I became friends as we interacted on the A Day for Daisies group on CDAC. A few weeks ago, I offered the group some eyelets and gromlets that I'd been accumulating. (They were really, really a good price at TJMaxx, Marshall's, and Ross. I mean, I didn't even have an eyelet setter or paper piercer to use them, but I know a good deal when I see one...) Theresa took me up on my offer then volunteered to send me an eyelet setter and some flat-backed pearls. Well, my package arrived today!
Hopefully, you can see what she sent. (You know my monitor is wack...) There are some purple and green beads, feathers, and eyelet setter, some light blue gems, and a bunch of pearls in a lot of colors. Thank you so much Theresa!! Check out her blog, CRAFTS/FRIENDS/ANGELS, or look her up on PCP, CDAC, or SNR...

What a Coincidence!!

I just wrote about The Snow Queen a couple of hours ago. A Different World is on right now, and Whitley is telling Rudy (from The Cosby Show) the story! How about that?!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Did You Watch...

When I was younger, I lived outside of the US for a few years. Luckily, there was a television station that played shows from the States. I remember waiting every week for a new episode of Fairie Tale Theater to come on... Oh, how I loved that show! Anyway, the other day I picked up some digis from Michelle Perkett, and this one, Snow Goddess, reminded me of the Snow Queen. Well, kind of... The Snow Queen wasn't the exactly the nicest, and Michelle's digi looks like a sweetie. But I wanted to color her Snow Queen style. Here's a close-up...

You may be able to see that she's got glitter covered skin, and some of her flowers have Glossy Accents on them to make them extra special... :)

In order to make the rest of the card I used a Marvy Uchida Giga Snowflake punch and a Martha Stewart snowflake punch. All of the snowflakes were cut out of DCWV Glitter Cardstock, and the background paper is also DCWV. I used sketch # 186 from Card Positioning Systems and plan to throw this card in a bunch of challenges. Here's the whole card...

CPS Card Sketch #186, The Crafty Pad - #90 Christmas Sparkle, Sundays With Crissy - #9 Sparkle & Shine, Aimee's Challenge - #12 Christmas Wishes, One Stitch at a Time - #32 Anything Goes, Delightful Challenges - Make it Sparkle, Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes (Good night! Who didn't enter this one?), Little Red Wagon - #47 GlitterIncy Wincy - Anything Goes, One Stop Craft Challenge - #99 Snowflakes in September, and Lollipop Crafts - #9 Glitter, Sparkle, Gems.

Uh, I think I said everything about the card's supplies except that the digi was colored with a combo of Copics and Staedtler colored pencils, and the background was tinted with a pastel. There's a hint of Sakura Gelly Roll white pen, and the ribbon is from Michael's. TFL!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I love free stuff!

Just a quick note to show you the cute package that Addicted to Rubber Stamps sent with my recent (SMALL) order. They called it the Ultimate Freebies Goodies, and it included 2 foam stamps, 2 wood stamps (pansies and a Christmas cake), a few sticker sets, a stamp pad, heart brads (that I can recolor with my Copics), some stencil like things, a couple of pieces of candy (?!), and some paper from Penny Black, Memories Magenta Style, and some unnamed company. Here's a look at the paper: 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Celebrate YOU!

A few days ago I added a few more digis from A Day for Daisies to my stash. I really love the images that Tammy makes; plus they're versatile. As a new cardmaker, I need to be able to get my money's worth from a stamp... Anyhow, this stamp is Picture Perfect. There's a lot more to the stamp (long flowing dress covered with flowers...), but since it's a digi, I knew I could blow it up and just use what I wanted. To me, this lady is WORKING IT! Tyra gave her a good pep talk about knowing her angles, and she listened...  :)  

I got the sketch for the card from Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge blog. I think I could swing this card as a bday or congrats card easily.  But use aside, I did find some challenges to enter her into.  First is Bunny Zoe's, of course. Next is A Day for Daisies Flower Basket Challenge. The theme this time is "Let's Celebrate." I'm also going to enter the challenges at Crafty Catz - Chocolate & Green, Bee Crafty - Fashion & Digi, and Digital Tuesday - It's All About the Girls.  I have to say thank you to Karen at Feline Playful for keeping up with so many challenges and making it easy for me to figure out what challenges I can put a card into. (She has candy still if you haven't been there...)

Digi - Picture Perfect from A Day for Daisies, colored with Copics, Staedtler colored pencils, and a teeny bit of chalk pastels; Paper - DCWV Latte Stack, Flowers - Recollections, Sentiment - Printed myself

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another Baby Card...

So I finally finished the OTHER baby card I needed for my mom. I swear if I didn't draw everyone's card sketch from this week before I finally settled on Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #86.  I happen to be one of those people who cannot manage to cut anything the correct size when I'm using my paper trimmer so this card has all kinds of little things that are bothering me when I look at it. ...BUT, overall, I think it's pretty cute!
I used another digi stamp from A Day for Daisies on this card.  The stamp is named Jenna, and I colored it with my Copic markers. That little green heart is a brad that was also colored with a Copic. (Sometimes I forget I can use them for more than just images...) Oh, and that framing circle is from a paint chip; that color is Soft Stone from American Tradition by Valspar. (I happen to be a broke crafter. As such, I get what I need where I can get a deal...)  :)

Digi Stamp: "Jenna" - A Day for Daisies (Colored with Copics); Paper: Background - Colorbok Pearlescent, Nana's Nursery Baby Girl - DCWV; Hydrangea punch - MS; Mini Heart Brads - Making Memories (covered with Glossy Accents), and a paint chip!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's A Girl...

So, my mother has two co-workers who recently had babies, and being a supportive mother, she asked me to put some cards together for them. Well, I got the Baby Love digi from A Day for Daisies and went to work. I colored the first image then messed it up trying to ink the edges. Then I colored it again, thought it looked ok, assembled the card, then took a pic...

Grrr, is that a big streak on the face?? So I go to color over it again with my Copics... Arrrgh, did I get glue on the face?? The ink was not soaking into the paper, and the mom's face was absolutely ruined... I'm gonna try again and see if I can just pop the circle up on top of the first one.

Anyway, I wanted to enter the challenge on ADFD. The theme is "Happiness Is..." I don't have any kids, but I love a sweet, sleeping baby on my shoulder. Quiet baby breaths, baby powder, snuggling... It works for me. I'm also entering Going Grey Challenge #27 - Gotta Go Digi over at Scrap-Creations by Kristen.

Paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery, Ribbon: Offray, Sentiment: Making Memories, Digi: Baby Love from A Day for Daisies - colored with Copic markers, Pink: Colorbox (Baby's Breath)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Elves at Work

I've been trying to figure out what to do with this cute image (Elves at Work) from A Day for Daisies for a couple of days now. (Yet another FREE digi to members of the ADFD group on CDAC... I told you that you wanted to join.) I had this paper from Close to My Heart's Jingle collection chosen when I colored the image, but this paper seems too busy for the image. I tried to scan it and shrink it, but somewhere between my scanner, monitor, and printer, the colors were all off.  I did manage to shrink one paper from the kit and used it to paper piece the present. I was going with sketch #83 from IC Sketches and used the black paper to help tone this card down a little bit. I'm entering this card into Sparkle Creations Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #41 (Christmas Trees) and Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #49 (Paper Piecing). The card looks a little dark on my monitor (recurring theme...), but I hope it's okay on your end.

Supplies: Image - "Elves at Work" - A Day for Daisies (colored with Copic markers and Staedtler colored pencils), Paper & Trees- Close to My Heart Jingle Kit, Punch - MS Simple Scallop, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

First Flight

Boy! I stayed up so late last night because I wanted to finish this card... I only have around 35 Copic Markers, so I had to bust out my Staedtler colored pencils to help fill in some areas. I think it worked out a-ok. (I mean, I've made less than ten cards; I shouldn't expect perfection, right?) I think I'm going to enter this card into Die Cut Dreams' challenge #65 (Sweet Little Girls - digi) and Southern Girls Challenge (Anything Goes). I had a different card in mind for the Die Cut Dreams challenge, but who knows if I'll actually get it made... (I have those kind of problems...) :)

If you like this image, it's another one from A Day for Daisies. It was FREE to members of the ADFD group on Crafter's Digital Art Center. Tammy, ADFD's owner, is offering the group a sneak peek and a custom digi every week. I think you want to sign up...

Supplies: Black Cardstock - @the OFFICE; Moon - MS Cardstock cut with MS Circle Cutter, inked with Colorbox Inks; Starry Background - DCWV Rock Star Stack; Stars - beads from Hobby Lobby; Image - "First Flight" from A Day for Daisies, colored with Copics

Monday, September 13, 2010

Not a Card...

So, I dropped in Dollar Tree this morning and was able to pick up some really nice ribbon/trim. I just wanted to share in case you've been sleeping on them for crafting supplies...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Anniversary Card

I'm supposed to be going to an anniversary party this evening and whipped up this card today. I think it came out well. I tilted the angel over a little too far, and she looks like she's spilling the hearts instead of dropping them out of the bowl. BUT, hey...

In case you actually want to know, the stamp is from A Day for Daisies. She's Angel Love. I colored her with my Copics, slapped some Elmer's 3-D Paint on the wings, and put her onto a cut out piece of Airbrushed Waves paper by The Paper Studio. It doesn't show well in the pic, but there are darker blue swirls on the paper... The ribbon is from Offray, and the sentiment was printed out using Smiley Monster and Susie's Hand fonts. The hearts and sentiment are popped up with some dimensional adhesive from Target's $1 bin.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thinking of You

Surprising! I actually FINISHED another card! I have a whole bag full of colored images but the actual finishing of a project rarely happens for me. I used sketch #58 from Tuesday Morning Sketches, and hopefully this fits into Crafty Cardmakers Glitter & Sparkle spotlight challenge.

Alright-y, the details are as follows: Digi: Born from Blossoms, A Day for Daisies; Sentiment: EK Success; Flowers: MS Hydrangea Punch; Swirly Rub-on: Colorbok; Glitter & Flower Centers: Elmer's 3-D Paint Pens (I don't have any Stickles) ; Ribbon: Offray; Paper: white - Recollections, red - some 3lb paper pack I got at Michael's. I used my Copic markers to color the digi stamp and a combination of greens from the Rainforest set of Colorbox inks.

PLEASE go check out Tammy's work at A Day for Daisies or visit the group on CDAC. The members there are really nice and supportive...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Paul Ford is Awesome...

First, every time I see a card/project that Paul made, I get angry b/c I want to be that good. I usually want to buy every stamp he used and just copy whatever he did. (But since I don't have any money, I can easily talk myself out of that idea...) Again, I say awesome. BUT, he extra awesome right now b/c he's giving away some candy! There will be some items you can customize plus a set of stamps from Bugaboo!

Yeah, I'm a little late on this one, but you still have until the 18th of September to get over there and try to win... :)

Blog Candy (til Oct 1)

Karen at Feline Playful has awesome candy for reaching 200 followers. Her website is an great resource to card makers as it lists and links to numerous challenges. Personally, I think her site is amazing. I've learned of challenges from the blogs I follow, but she has them nicely organized with a little summary.

She's gotten around 100 new followers since the candy came online, and she's offering to give away MORE CANDY(!!) with each set of 100. Thanks to Lisa at The Purple Place for letting me know about this one!

1st Card Challenges!

Ok, two things - first, I have no idea what this card looks like on your monitor. In my phone, the cheeks are REALLY pink, but the card is lit right. The card looked crazy on my (old) monitor, so I just went to Picnik and let it auto-fix everything. It looks way too dark on my screen... (**Recharged my camera's batteries and uploaded a new photo. And now I see that the ribbon is falling off. ARGH...) Second, I thought using a sketch was supposed to make cards easy! I swear I went through all my paper about fifty times and still didn't really like what I came up with... It's done now though.

The image is a digi named Keisha from Mo Manning; I colored her with my Copics over a month ago. (I was planning on making a card for a wedding I went to.) The charm and border punch are from MS. Yellow paper - Colorbok Pearlescent stack; purple - DCWV; green - atd Tranquil stack.

So yeah, I'm entering this card into my first ever card challenges. (It's only my 5th card.) I used Sketch #47 from Paper Take Weekly and put a charm on the card to enter the Totally Paper Crafts (Charming) and the ABC Challenge (C is for Charms).

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hang in There Card

I didn't want someone to actually show up at my new blog and think that I don't really "make stuff" so I'm posting this card I made last week. It's made with the free Spider Henry stamp from Whiff of Joy and colored with Copic markers. (There's a little shading from my colored pencils too...) The alpha stickers are from the dollar bin at Target, and the stamped letters are from a Martha Stewart set. I'm pretty sure the paper is DCWV.

Well, I did it...

I finally went ahead and made myself a blog for crafts and such. I kept entering into blog candy giveaways, and I felt so badly that I was linking to a blog that really served no purpose. So, now I have this blog which I will be updating. Hopefully, I won't be the only one reading the posts...

Since I'm actually sitting here now, I guess I should mention that Jane's Lovely Cards is giving away a Whiff of Joy stamp & sentiment TOMORROW. If you make it here before then, try to win. Otherwise, just check out her site because she does great work...
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