Monday, January 30, 2012

Robyn's Fetish Ms. Lambchop

We have a new challenge starting at Stamps R Us today!
Our theme is Valentine/Love and our wonderful sponsor is Robyn's Fetish.  Our team has had the fun of working with several Robyn's Fetish images, I chose to use Ms. Lambchop & I hope you'll stop by our challenge blog to see all our teams fabulous inspiration.

She's colored with Copic markers R59, R46, R35, E43, E44, E47, YG23, YG25, B0000, G0000, R000, R01.  I used Spellbinders and Die-namics dies as well as a Sizzix embossing folder.  My "miss ewe" sentiment is computer generated and I added amber rhinestones to the flower centers for a little bling.

I hope you'll join us for our Valentine/Love challenge at Stamps R Us!

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Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Glitterfree Bling
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge - Texurize It
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Thinking of You, Missing You

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Whimsie Doodles Valentine Fish

I have one more Whimsie Doodles card to share with you today before my time as their January Guest Designer is finished.  This cutie is called Valentine Fish.  It's colored with Copic markers using a "feathering technique" where you blend two different color families together.  I haven't done that for awhile and this fish looked like the perfect opportunity to give it a try.  The Copic marker colors I used are BG10, BG11, BG13, B0000, YG01, YG03, YG13 and the "waves" are Copic X Press It colored with the BG10 marker.

My paper choices are Via Vellum Basic Black, Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal, Hero Arts Meadow & Copic X Press It.  I added a little texture to the Meadow panel with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the "waves" are made from a Papertrey Ink. scalloped border die.  My layout started with an Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch from earlier this month but it doesn't look much like the sketch anymore.  

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Craft Us Crazy - Full of Love
Poodles Parlor - Valentine/Love
Stempelsonne - Valentine's 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Whimsie Doodles I Tried...

I really think this Whimsie Doodles "I Tried" dog is cute - caught with a bite out of the cupcake!

I've been trying to catch up on sketches I'd like to use but haven't had the time, my layout is PPA 120.  This cute pooch is colored with Copic markers BG49, BG45, BG15, E50, E51, E53, E55, R24, R22, R21, R20, W7, W5, W3, W1, Y26, Y32, Y21.  My paper choices are Via Vellum Basic Black, Stampin' Up! Cameo Coral, Neenah Red Pepper Linen, Memory Box Bayou & Copic Xpress It.  

I think my card could use some embossed texture on the Cameo Coral panel but I couldn't go back and add it after I put the big gold eyelet in.  Oh after thoughts...  I also added Stickles Ice to the cupcake frosting. 

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Digital Delights by Louby Loo Thank You Flower Pot

I have a Digital Delights by Louby Loo design team card to share today!
I used Thank You Flower Pot and had fun coloring it with my Copic markers.  The layout is a sketch I've been playing with and changed the shapes a little to make it different.

I have a supply list for you today:

ALL DDSTAMPS USED:  Thank You Flower Pot
CS AND PAPERS:  Astro Brights Jupiter Java, Stampin’ Up! More Mustard, Neenah Red Pepper Linen, via Vellum Leaf Green, Discount Cardstock Royal Blue, Copic X Press It
INK:  HP LaserJet
MARKERS:  Copic YG25, YG23, YG21, E47, E39, E37, E35, E34, YR21, R59, R46, R35, B23, B21
ACCESS. AND EMBELLISHMENTS:  Spellbinders Circles & Long Narrow Rectangles, Cuttlebug embossing folders
COLORING MEDIUM:  Copic markers
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES:  Cuttlebug embossing inside a Spellbinders die

Be sure not to miss out on the sale going on at Digital Delights by Louby Loo, only a few more days!

Save up to 50% on the majority of our Christmas products PLUS save an additional 20% when you spend $10 or more(Excludes DVDs, watermarks and custom blogs)

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My Mum's Craft Shop - Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Doodle Pantry Flaming Hot Ants

I'm a big fan of Doodle Pantry's Ants collection and this new release "Flaming Hot Ants" set for January was a must have for my personal collection!   What a fun Valentine or Any Occasion card this turned out to be!

Along with the Flaming Hot Ants I used two of the digital papers that come in this set, there are also fun sentiments but I didn't find a good place to add one and believe me I tried!   My layout is Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch #100, just perfect for this fun pre-colored digital image!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Stamping Dragon Purfect Love

It's time for a new sketch challenge at Seems A Little Sketchy, we're up to #5 already!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamping Dragon, I chose to use their Perfect Love digital image for my sketch card.  It's colored with Copic markers and I used a couple of different Spellbinders dies as well as a Sizzix Hearts embossing folder.  Cardstock colors are Stampin' Up! Brocade Blue & YoYo Yellow, Neenah Red Pepper Linen, Copic X Press It & Mohawk Bright White.  

I hope you'll stop by our Seems A Little Sketchy challenge blog and see all the wonderful inspiration from our design team and play along in our sketch challenge too!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Doodle Pantry Vintage Phone

I have a Doodle Pantry January new release card to share with you today!
The digital stamp set I used is called Vintage Phone and I colored it with Copic markers in the neutral gray family, N1, N3, N5, N7, N9 after printing it on Copic X Press It blending card.  The sentiment is also from this fun digital stamp set.  

I wanted to go with an old fashioned theme for my card and keep it black and white but added a splash of red and a scrap of flowered patterned paper.  I also used a few of my neglected Spellbinders dies, Mega Ovals and Mega Scalloped Ovals, Long Skinny Rectangles & Long Skinny Scalloped Rectangles.  To dress up the white panel I used a Cuttlebug Script embossing folder and to finish it off I added three black half pearls.  

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Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Color Challenge

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Digital Delights by Louby Loo Down On The Farm

I have another fun Digital Delights by Louby Loo card to share with your today!  I used digital images from the Down on The Farm and Down on The Farm sentiment sets - aren't they cute?!

I have a supply list for you today so my blog post is a quick one!

Supply List:
Stamps:DDLL Down On The Farm, Farm Sentiments, SU Paisley Background
CS & Papers: Via Vellum Basic Black, Neenah Red Pepper Linen, SU Brocade Blue, Copic X Press It
Ink: HP LaserJet
Markers: markers YG09, YG06, YG05, E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E37, E31, E04, E02, E01, E00, E000, R20, R35, R46, R59, B91, B93, B95, B97
Accessories, and embellishments: Spellbinders circles & pinking circles
Coloring Medium: Copic sketch markers

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Can You Digi It Stressed Mutt & Curly Girl

Welcome to our grand opening blog hop for Can You Digi It?!
If you've arrived here from Dana's blog you're on the right track, if not and you'd like to start at the beginning click here.

I have two cards to share today made with Can You Digi It digital images, the first image is called "Stressed Mutt" and is colored with Copic markers.

My second card uses "Curly Girl" and is also colored with Copic markers.

Once you're done hopping, you'll want to stop by the store for the fabulous SALE we have going on right now. Don't forget to use CYDIGOC15 to get 15% off all non-digital goodies in addition to the products our artists have put on sale.

The sale/coupon ends Friday, January 27th when Michelle gets on the plane for CHA. Make sure you are a C.Y.D.I? Twitter follower to get all the updates from CHA!

Your next stop is Patty!
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    Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Black & White With A Splash of Color

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Whimsie Doodles Shy Cupid

    With Valentine's Day less than a month away I have a fun Whimsie Doodles card to share with you today!
    She's called "Shy Cupid" and I colored her with Copic markers R59, R46, R35, R32, BV00, BV000, BV0000, YR24, YR21, YR14, Y21, E000, E00, E01, E02, E42, E43, E44, E47.  I also made the patterned paper using Copic markers and Copic Blending solution with a background stamp.  

    My layout is Operation Write Home Sketch #99, papers used are Copic Xpress It, Via Vellum Basic Black, Nut Brown.  I also added a little Stickles Ice with a paint brush to her wings for some sparkle.

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    Monday, January 16, 2012

    Bug A Boo Stamps Cowboy

    I used a cute image from the Cowboy Collection for our Stamps R Us "Just Kidding Around" challenge sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps today.  He is colored with Copic markers E41, E42, E43, E44, E00, E000, R02, R37, R24, R22, B97, B45, B21, W3, W1, W0, C6, C3, C1, C00, Y13, Y15, Y18, YG11, YG13, YG17. 

    The layout and sentiment for my card were inspired by Operation Write Home, I thought using the horse shoe to spell out "miss you" would be great for a service person to send home to their child. 
    Especially a little cowboy! 

    I used Stampin' Up! Brocade Blue, Kraft, Neenah Solar White and Red Linen card stocks.  The red panel was stamped with the Paisley background stamp by Stampin' Up! and the Kraft panel was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.  I also used the Stampin' Up! Just Jeans background stamp on the Brocade Blue.  The "miss" part of the sentiment was computer generated.
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    Stamps R Us - Just Kidding Around

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Digital Delights Rockabily Richie

    It's new release day at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I'm one of their newest design team members!  

    For my sample card I used Rockabily Richie, Fabulous Fifties Digital Paper Pack & the 50's Sentiment Collection.  I colored Richie with Copic markers, I'll have a supply list for you below and my layout is Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #99.

    I hope you'll stop by our Digital Delights by Louby Loo blog to see all the fabulous new images and sample cards by our design team!  

    Supply List:
    ALL DDSTAMPS USED: Rockabily Richie, 50's Sentiment Collection, Fabulous Fifites Digital paper pack
    CS AND PAPERS: Copic X Press It, Basic Black, Digital Delights Fabulous fifties digital paper pack
    INK: HP LaserJet
    MARKERS (if any): Copic E000, E00, E01, E02, E04, W9, W7, W5, W4, W3, W0, BG01, B00, R20, C8, C6, C4, C3, C1, C0, C00, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
    COLORING MEDIUM (if any): Copic sketch markers
    SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #99 

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    Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Sketch challenge #99
    Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
    Stamp & Create - Anything Goes
    Truely Madly Crafty - Anything Goes

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Bugaboo Stamps Flower Scene It

    Our new challenge theme at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps this week is "Floral Fantasy".    I used my Stampin' Up! color wheel to choose colors for my card so my color choices are Orchid Opulence, More Mustard, Mellow Moss, Mint Melody & Bliss Blue.  My cardstock choices were Mellow Moss & Orchid Opulence but since I didn't have those I used Sorbet Grape and The Paper Mill Deep Pine because they were close.

    I used Copic markers V17, V15, V12, Y26, Y23, Y21, YR14, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, B21, B23, BG10, BG11, BG13, E43, E44, E42, T5, T3 my layout is very simple to showcase Jodie's fabulous image, "Mom" is a digi from a Clear Dollar Stamps set punched out and matted using Stampin' Up! oval punches.  I also found the cutest sentiment for the inside about ladybugs at Create With TLC.
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    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Whimsie Doodles New Year Dragon

    I have a fun card to share with you today made with Whimsie Doodles New Year Dragon.
    I must say I really enjoyed coloring this cute dragon and making the patterned paper with my Copic markers!

    Whimsie Doodles newest challenge starts today and the theme is, "What's New?!!"  I thought the New Year Dragon would be perfect for it!  

    The Copic markers I used are BG01, B04, B05, RV00, RV55, RV66, YG0000YG01, YG03, YG13, YG17, YG25, YG67.  Since this cute dragon is holding a Chinese lantern I tried to do my best to get my "light source" right and I'm very happy with it.  I also tried to use (some) different colors for my markers.  The BG01 with the blues was a total oops I thought you were a blue one, but it worked quite nicely.  I noticed the BG color after I had the scarf colored, a happy accident you could call it.  

    My paper choices are Via Vellum Leaf Green and Basic Black, Colormates Pool & Stampin' Up! Pixie Pink, yikes right?  I used Stampin' Up's color wheel to make my color choices to move me out of my proverbial "color box".  The New Year Dragon was printed on Copic Xpress It using an HP LaserJet printer.  

    I thought another green paper panel looked a little boring and had a scrap of Copic Xpress It blending card left over so I brought out my handy Tim Holtz see through ruler and randomly picked up my blue and green Copic markers to use.  Using the chisel tip I colored an approximate 1/2 inch line  using BG01, B04, B05, YG25, YG17, set it aside to dry and went to look for one of my favorite background stamps.  After the Copic Xpress It was dry (that's an important part) I used a Kaiser Craft Flourish acrylic stamp that I'd spritzed with Copic Blending solution and stamped.  I leave the stamp on the paper longer than I normally would when I do this.  When the Copic Blending solution dries is takes the color from the markers away with it and leaves an interesting design.  

    The Happy New Year sentiment comes with the New Year Dragon, I separated it out and copied and pasted it three times so I could use it on my card after cutting it out with the Stampin' Up! word window punch.  I also added a Basic Black shadow under the Pixie Pink just to give it a little ??? well, you know! 

    The layout for my card is Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch #96 pictured below.

    I hope you enjoyed reading about the process of making my card today.  I hope you'll be inspired and play along in our challenge on the Whimsie Doodles blog too!

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    Whimsie Doodles - What's New?!!
    Craft Your Passion - Mythical Creatures
    Crafty Boots - New Beginnings
    Crafty Cardmarkers - No Floral Embellishments
    iCopic Lover - The Blues
    Make It Monday - Anything Goes
    Ooh La La - New Beginnings

    Monday, January 9, 2012

    Crafty Sentiments Charles Just Relax

    It's time for a new sketch challenge at our Seems A Little Sketchy blog today!  
    Our fabulous sponsor is Crafty Sentiments, I had so much fun using "Charles Just Relax" for my card - what an adorable image!  It's colored with Copic markers C00, C0, C1, C2, BG10, BG000, BG70, BG45, BG49, T5, T3, T1, T0, W0, W1, RV10, G0000, B0000, E99, E29, E25, E53.

    The cardstock colors are Via Vellum Baisc Black, Astrobrights Jupitar Java, Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal & Copic X Press It.  I added some black and white half pearls and embossing to mimic the bubbles, the sentiment is also by Crafty Sentiments and was cut out with Spellbinders dies and the arrow is an Accu-Cut die that I've had for a very long time. 

    I used a new to me Copic color combination on the towels and really like the way it matches the Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal cardstock, they were BG45 & BG49.  

    I hope you'll stop by our Seems A Little Sketchy blog to see all the inspirational cards our design team has made for this challenge and to play in our fun sketch challenge!

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    Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch Challenge #4

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    Doodle Pantry Tribute

    I want to pay tribute to some of the wonderful Doodle Pantry images I used in 2011 today.
    I started on the Doodle Pantry design team April 2011 and LOVE Laurie's pre-colored digital images.  They are perfect for all of my card making needs, from family birthday's to cards for Operation Write Home. 

    It's difficult to pick just a few so I kept it to my favorites from last year.

    If you'd like to read more about the actual cards I've added links to the dates below the cards that will take you to the original blog posts.  I hope you enjoyed looking back with me at my favorite Doodle Pantry cards for 2011.  Have a blessed day!


    Thursday, January 5, 2012

    Whimsie Doodles Valentine Girl

    I love Whimsie Doodles digital images and I'm happy to tell you that I'm their January Guest Designer!
    Today is new release day at Whimsie Doodles and you're in for a treat, there are lots of really cute new digital designs to see so be sure to stop by there too!

    My card uses Valentine Girl, she's colored with Copic markers R46, R29, R24, R22, E000, E00, E01, BV00, BV000, BV0000, C6, C8, C10.  This was a cute quick little image to color.  I do have to tell you that I had a hard time though...  My first image is below, my R27 marker has a clogged tip and I didn't have any extras on hand to change it out with or a refill for R27 so I had to try a different color combination. 

    Wouldn't you know it's the last thing I colored too!
    A quick word of warning -  take good care of your Copic markers so you don't have this problem.
    I'm not sure what I got into with my R27 marker that caused the problem either.  

    I looked through my file of sketches for inspiration for my card, the layout is Skipping Stones Design Sketch #106.  I made my paper choices after settling on the sketch, I used Via Vellum Basic Black, Copic Xpress It, Neenah Red Pepper Linen, Via Linen Violet & Stampin' Up! Lavender Lace.  To mimic the polka dots in the digital image I used a Sizzix embossing folder on the Lavender Lace panel.  

    My card will go in my Operation Write Home box, the deadline for Valentine's has passed but this will be a perfect "Love You" card for someone.

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    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    The Stamping Boutique Baby Fairy

    I'm really excited to share my card with you today!  I used a digital image called Baby Fairy by The Stamping Boutique.  I had so much fun making this card, coloring it was a pleasure and the layout was totally fun.  The layout is the sketch challenge from Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps.  It's one of those I want to make over and over just to see what it looks like with a different image.  

    I used De Lovely papers, matted everything in black added three Want2Stamp half pearls and the "sweet baby" stamp is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set. 
    We have a new challenge starting today at Stamps R Us!
    The theme is "Show Us What You Got!"  - use what ever stamps, digital images, supplies you'd like that maybe you received for Christmas?  It's basically an "anything goes" challenge.  Our fabulous sponsor is The Stamping Boutique.  I hope you'll stop by our Stamps R Us challenge blog to see everything our design team has made and play along in our challenge!

    My post today is also part of the Happy New Year Blogaholic Social Networks Blog Hop, which is a link party!  My New Years resolution is to make more cards for Operation Write Home!
    If you are interested in participating click the link above.

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    Stamps R Us - Show Us What You Got
    Crafty Boots - Celebrations
    Daisy Doodles - New Beginnings
    Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
    Magical Monday's - Anything Magical Goes
    Make It Monday - Anything Goes

    Monday, January 2, 2012

    Crafter's Cafe Design Team Call

    I thought I'd post this on my blog today, I received an e mail from The Crafter's Cafe this morning.
    As I was blog hopping over the holiday weekend I noticed some of my friends New Year wishes were to be on a design team - maybe you'd like to apply?!

    Hi Everybody!!
    I am so pleased to announce some very exciting changes for The Crafter's Cafe!
    We have started a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE BLOG!!
    You can find it HERE AT THIS LINK!
    We are looking for a few creative people to join OUR DESIGN TEAM!!
    Here are the requirements:
    • You will create TWO (2) projects a month for the Challenge Blog
    • You will actively participate in events at The Crafter's Cafe as much as you can!
    • You will be involved in planning events at TCC and will hopefully provide samples for events as needed (we have "events" once every other month, so this is NOT a lot of extra work)
    • You should have an active blog to promote our challenges and events
    Here are the benefits:
    • You will receive a variety of images from our sponsors
    • Your blog and artwork will be prominently displayed on our Challenge Blog AND at the TCC Community
    • You will make LOTS of new friends and build great relationships at TCC.
    • You will have FUN!!!!!!!
    To join our team, please send a few photos of your favorite projects and answer the following questions:
    1. Can you tell me about you?
    2. What do you love about creating paper projects?
    3. Do you work with any other Design Teams?
    Please send applications to:

    Sunday, January 1, 2012

    Doodle Pantry Quirky Mouse

    Happy New Year!
    We have new releases at Doodle Pantry today and Laurie has a bunch of really cute digital images, pre-colored digital images and papers!  

    For my sample card I used Quirky Mouse in one of the pre-colored versions as well as the two digital papers that come in the set and one of the cute sentiments.  For my layout I used Splitcoast Stampers sketch #363 to make a fun quick card to send to one of my friends! 

    Be sure to stop by Doodle Pantry today to see all the cute new releases and sample cards made by our very talented design team.

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