Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Melissa!!!!

A little birdie told me that one special lady is celebrating a Birthday Today! Melissa, of PINK CAT STUDIO is another year beautiful, another year sweet and we're having a Blog Hop to celebrate. So, if you've been hopping, you've arrived from Patty's Blog

This is Lily in all her splendiferous Glittery Yumminess!!! You can find her in many forms over at Pink Cat Studio.

I was blessed to be a part of Melissa's design team and must say that it was an absolute pleasure to create for her and with her sweet images!

Now one more stop and the hop is complete! You must see what my good friend Maria has created for Melissa...........All I know is that it will be AMAZING!!!!

And if you want to do the whole hop, it starts at Sweet MacKenzie's Blog

Hugs and Love,

Melissa, I wish you a wonderful day and many more Happy Happy Birthdays!!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Outlines Monday, Designer Challenge-Happy Easter

This week our challenge was to create an Easter Card. For my Project, I used Bunny Tail, the sweetest Easter image ever! I coloured the image with Copic Markers....See the fluffy tail? For that, I added some Polar White Flowersoft. Did you know that Outlines is now carrying Flowersoft? They have a great selection of colours.

Make sure you check the links on my sidebar to see the fabulous Design Team creations!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Crazy4Challenges #80-It's a Sketch!

This week, our Hostess, Silke L gave us a Fabulous Sketch to work with!!!! I received this pretty Alice image from Emily at Stamping Bella and I knew that she would work perfectly with this Sketch! I also Love this Cappella Designer Paper from Basic Grey! It's very neutral, which allows you to really place emphasis on your main image.

I coloured Alice with Copic Marker . The stamp on the Kraft Heart as well as the mini tag is from Stampin' Up!.

Want to play along? Be sure to link your card up on the Crazy4Challenges Site!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge #27-Tryptich Card

Today I,m the host and I'm challenging you to make a triptych card. Wait until you see what the team has for you, they got super creative with this challenge and we can't wait to see what you create. There are a few different types of triptych cards and we just linked you up to some samples to use. This week is a STAMPOTIQUE only challenge.

For my card, I started with some Delicious Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! The Pretty Pattern allowed me to not only leave the front of my card undecorated, with the exception of the Antique Brads and also stamp my images directly on the inside of the card and colour over using my Copic Markers. I did sponge some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink to all edges of the card to age the paper a little more.

For Stamps, I used Flower Pot Girl and Wish. I added flowers by CTMH to match the posies I coloured on the main images...........these cards are fun to make and not nearly as complicated as one would think. Why don't you play along with your Stampotique Stamps. One lucky player will win a $30.00 Gift Certificate to the Stampotique Originals online store. Make sure you link up your projects HERE

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Flower Soft Toppers-Country Village

Another Quick and Easy Card for you today. I just love the Flowersoft Card Toppers. You can create fun cards so quickly with these fun toppers.

For this card, I used the Flowersoft-Country-Village Cottage Toppers. I did cut it down a bit to match the sketch I used for the card and I inked the edges with some caramel ink to soften them down a bit. DP is from Basic Grey and For the Flowersoft accent, I used Marigold and Spring Mix.

See you next week with more Flowersoft creations!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Outlines Monday-It's coming up Spring!

Spring is Springing up all over!!!! Yesterday I noticed that the Pussy Willow Tree is starting to bud! YAY!!!! It was actually 48 degrees here as well, which is unusually warm for March.

Our challenge today was to create a spring themed card. We actually made this card as part of a techniques class that I taught last week-Dazzling Diamond Technique. After colouring your image, you then pat over the whole image with versamark ink and then emboss with irridescent embossing powder. Fun! The main image that I used is called Easter Egg Tree and is available HERE at Outlines. I didn't have an Outlines Sentiment to match, but if you visit the online store, they have a lot of awesome sentiments to choose from.

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT blogs to see what they've come up with for you~!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Crazy4Challenges #79 Coming up Colourful

Our Hostess for this week is Silke.......and I Stole her words for my post as I'm late getting it up!
Hectic night around here last night and with all that was going on, it totally slipped my mind.......sooo here goes:

Happy Saturday! It's me Silke here! A big thank you to everyone that created a card for the International Earth Day! I loved seeing all of your fabbo creations! This week I have a fun color challenge for you and I hope you give these colors a try!?!

If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project, and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C79. Don't forget to come back here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

Here are the colors:


Don't forget to check out the Fabby DT Creations!

As you can see, my card is fairly simple.......... I used this fun sentiment set Hello2you Available at the {Stamps} of Life

Happy Stamping and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Flower Soft Blog Hop! Terrific Toppers!

This week, the Flower Soft team will be showing you fun ways to use Flower Soft Card Toppers.

If you've been Hopping, then you've just come from my pal Jeanne's Blog and I'm the last stop on the Hippity Hop!

One lucky blog hopper who comments on all the blogs will win a $50 Flower Soft gift certificate so comment on every post along the way!

The blog hop will remain open until Tuesday March 22nd. The winner will be announced on the Flower Soft blog on March 23rd.

If you get lost along the way please visit the Flower Soft blog where there will be a complete list of the Flower Soft Hop participants.

For my card, I've used the Flower Soft Easter Fun Toppers. This little chickie is just the sweetest!!!!!

I love the layered look that I achieve by simply cutting out the pre printed elements and layering them with dimensional dots. In order to add a wee bit of zip, I added a touch of Lemon Flowersoft on the little wings. The pretty little floral border comes from the Flowersoft Doe Cut Dimensions, Wildflowers.

Hope you enjoy the Hop and if you 're starting here, head on over to the Flowersoft Blog
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: Anything Goes

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: Anything Goes

Stampotique is sponsoring a challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations beginning today and the theme is Anything Goes.

Come join us over there for yet another chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate to the Stampotique store. (We still have our current challenge here for another chance to win)
And while you are perusing the Stampotique store making out your wish list, check out the new images being released today. You can check out some of the new creations over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog.

For my Card, I did the Spotlight Technique! Quick and Easy, it give a different perspective to your cards. I used the following stamps, available at Stampotique:

Big Bee
Medium Bee with Tiny Bee mounted on side
Friends hold you up when you rest your little wings

Also, Stampotique has some Brand Spankin' New Images that you just have to see
I'm waiting for mine to arrive so that I can share some stuff with you, but until then you can find them HERE
Happy Stamping!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Go Green! Outlines Designer Challenge

This week, the Outlines Design Team was challenged to Go Green~ I don't have any St. Patrick Days Stamps, but I wanted to make my Birthday Card quite festive. I actually have a girlfriend with a St. Paddy's day Birthday and My Dear Grandmother will be celebrating her 90th Birthday from above, on the 16th of March.

For my card, I used Flower Balloon Square Large and Happy Birthday to you... both sweet stamps! Make sure you check out the DT creations by following the links on my sidebar~

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

SDC26: Animal, Insect or Birds

Kaz has brought us a totally fun challenge!!!!! You can use any stamps this time AND use an animal, insect or bird on your creation!!!! Did you know that you have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to get some Stampotique Rubber in your hot little hands! Just link your challenge up here

I used this sweet Puppy by Maryse Carrier on my card the stamp is called Thinking of You. I also used Bird in a Cage by Janet Klien and the sentiment: Just sitting here........ from Carol's collection.

I coloured the image with copic. I created the by drawing it in freehand and colouring with Copic Markers. The layout is very simple, but I quite like it!

Watch the Stampotique Designer Blog frequently as due to the fact that we have a very large and talented DT, there are four posts associated with each challenge!!!! I've had a peek and the creations are Fabulous and the styles varied! That is one thing that I totally LOVE about Stampotique Stamps.........they suit so many different styles!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

C4C 78-Terrific Trees!

Hey there! Hope that you're all doing well! I have to apologize for my lengthy absence. Just wasn't feeling up to snuff at ALL! The drastic daily changes in the weather have been playing with my noggin in a big way and as a result, I managed to make it to work, just coming home to laze around! Think I'm back in the swing of things though and I had a FABULOUS time creating this creation for this weeks Crazy4Challenges Challenge!!!

The Challenge is Totally Treerific this week...........hehe..............Tree-rific!!! Ohhh I am such a card........or those headaches Really have caused some permanent damage! Anyway, I suppose it's just my silly factor springing back...........Speaking of SPRING.....can you all put a good word in for some warm weather to make it's way to me?

Crazie Silke L would love you to use some trees on your card this week! I just loaded my card into the challenge blog and boy oh boy you need to see these amazing creations! All I can say is WOW!!!!!

For my card I used the FABULOUS Trees2build set from the {Stamps} of life. There are so many fun stamps in this set! It's perfect for Spring cards!!!!! Designer Paper is from Basic Grey Pyrus Collection and the pinked heart border punch from EK Success!!!!

Here's the links to my Crazie Girls...........................

Barbara Cindy Frances Jessica

Joanne Joycelyn Lynda Maria Silke Tammy

And if you want all the scoop on how to play along
head on over to the C4C Blog

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stretching My Style

I'm not much of a Techniquey Stamper, I'm really quite simple in my style I think. I love to colour and add layers, but I get totally inspired by some of the eclectic style of the Stampotique Design Team. I appreciate the altered art and collage creations and wanted to stretch myself a bit with this piece.

The creation of this card started with making the tag. I embossed Timeless with Copper Embossing Powder on a Shipping Tag. I then took several colours of Tim Holtz Distress ink and sponged over the tag. Then I used some Tim Holtz Ideology Designer Paper as a background, sponging the edges with some Creamy Caramel Ink. The card look pretty bare, so I decided to stamp 3 Girls. All stamps are from Stampotique Originals

Embellishments include Lace (which I distressed a bit with the Caramel Ink) Antique Brads and Skeleton Leaves from SU

I like the way it turned out..............hope you enjoy it as well

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Tammy!

Happy Birthday to You, Happy BIrthday to You, Happy Birthday Dear Tammy................HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! I hope that you have a fabulous day, celebrating with Family and Friends and this is just the start of many more Happy Celebrations!!!!

So excited to have been invited to participate in this Fun Birthday Hop! If you've been Hopping already, then you've just arrived from my good stamping pal Joanne's Stampin' Spot!

This card is made with a Brand New Set from the {Stamps} of life and in fact has just been released today. The cake2build set is So much fun! I'll have some more photo's for you soon, or you can visit the gallery at the {Stamps} of life to see lots of fun samples

Hope you all have a wonderful stop: Heather's Blog. If you get lost, the Hop Starts at the Very Sweet Barbara's Blog, who has kindly organized this hop for Tammy and where you will see something absolutely Delicious!!!
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