Tuesday, March 27, 2012

CPS 258

This week's prize is sponsored by: The Stamps of Life. Be sure to check on the CPS Blog each Wednesday to see what you could win along with some great samples from our sponsor.
To enter this week's random drawing simply share your design with the CPS readers. Simply click on this week's sketch image in the side bar of the CPS Blog. This will take you directly to the post where you can add your link. Please use a direct link to your card so the readers can easily find it.

Happy Stamping and Good Luck!

Supplies for my card

Ink and Stamps: The Stamps of Life
CS-Stampin UP!
Sizzix Leaf Sizzlit
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Monday, March 26, 2012

Touch Twin Challenge 14

TTC14 Touch Twin Color Challenge!!!

Our challenge colors:

Don't have any Touch Twin markers? That's OK ... for now. Starting soon we will require using our markers, but for now you can use any coloring medium.
The challenge will run from March 26th - April 14th with a winner being announced on March 11th.

One person will be randomly chosen among entries to 
WIN 12 Touch Twin markers!!!
This month's challenges are sponsored by Inky Antics!

Stamps-Caterpillar Honeypop-Red Honey Pop Paper Inky Antics
Kraft Cardstock-SU
Touch Markers YR33 , Y35, B171, GY173 GY175
Scalloped Punch, Labels Die by Stephanie Barnard,
Red VivaDecor Pen, Signo White Gel Pen

To enter:

Post a link to your HERE.
Post a link to our challenge on your blog.
Please do not combine this challenge with more than 5 challenges.
No back linking. Your project must be new.
For extra chances to win:

Follow the Touch Twin & More Challenge blog.
Like us on Facebook.
Subscribe to our newsletter.
Add our Touch Twin & More Challenges button to your blog.

Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC14 and TouchTwin and post a direct link in the comment section HERE.
Here is today's inspiration:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Playing catch up with Twenty Twelve

So, it's been quite awhile since I posted my Project Twenty-twelve project. That being said, I've been pretty diligent about taking my photo's each day and posting them on the group. I'm really enjoying this project. It forces me to look a little closer at my surrounding and find interesting things to photograph. For instance, this photo of my Great Great Grandmother's spinning wheel. I love the craftmanship in this piece and we're lucky to have a treasured heirloom such as this. The photo's aren't in order, but this is what i've been up to for the last month......

I took this photo in the washroom at my hairstylist. I liked the fresh and simple look of the plant and fragrance sticks on the shelf.

Playing with my Photoshop to make Mr. Kittybites eyes a touch greener!

Who says big boys don't like character pancakes. Jon shoddied the Bearcake pretty quickly!

Mr. Kittybites longing for Spring!

This is one of four cakes I baked for a fundraiser for my friend Heather's daughter Mia. The sale raised over 5000.00 for Mia and her family!

A sleepy Snow Baby

Loved the look of the sky that day~

More art Journalling Supplies

The Beautiful Sunset out on the lake

Spring Thaw has begun

A view from the other side

Art Journalling Page Two-Love those Pan Pastels!

My Dad's Tool Belt

 A view from our Living Room Window-Pretty Wintery Still~

More fun with Photoshop

Some Goodies on the Bar

This is one of my favourite shots this month. It was early in the morning and the sun was adding so much vibrancy to that red leaf. Can you see Spring, Winter and Autumn depicted in this photo? Paul said Summer too if you count the sun~

 A little angel that watches over us in the foyer.

I really like this picture too.....one of the sights along our walking route.

Looking for blue jays, I found a wood pecker!

A Pretty Sunset

Evening walk

Luck O' the Irish to you!

  1. Another of my faves for this month. I like the detail in the dried flowers

A little gift from my Father.....I LOVE antiques!

Little Syd travels with me on my daily quest for photos!

Finally, something blooms in the barren earth!

I know i'm missing a few pictures here and there, but this pretty much covers my project to date. You can see the album in its entirety on my Facebook Page

Have a great weekend

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More Letter Love

I've been slowly poking away at my Letter Love Art Journalling Class. Wanted to share a couple of pieces with you. The first is an exercise in lettering, the second a Journal Page using mixed media-Water based  Markers. Touch Twin Markers, watercolours and pan pastels

I have a LONG way to go I think with regard to creating anything truly gorgeous, but I'm having a great time exploring a different way to express myself! The LIttle Girl with Rose  is a fun new stamp from Impression Obsession! I think she's perfect for Journalling. Anyway, I'm looking forward to continue on with my Letter Love Classes and will keep you posted!!! Joanne is offering a second course beginning in April. The beauty of her classes is that once you sign up, you can take forever to finish, so once I've completed this course and an online photography course that I'm starting April 1st, i'm going to take that one too! She's an amazing teacher and the course thus far has been informative and fun!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CPS 257 and Brand Spankin' new dies from The Stamps of Life

This week, Really Reasonable Ribbon is sponsoring the CPS Challenge! They have a great assortment of Ribbon for all your crafting needs. How about this adorable Dragonfly? This is one of Stephanie's newly release dies!!! Sooo cute, it also comes with a shadow of a dragon fly as well as a small flower. For my cad I ran the outline die through the big shot 3 times, once with vellum, once with eggplant cardstock and one with the lilac paper. I then just cut the parts away that I wanted to highlight with each layer. Pretty easy peasy. I stickled the wings, which didn't have the greatest effect on the vellum. As you can see it kind of krinkled it a bit. I just left it as is, but I think the next time I'll use a drier glue and some clear glitter!!! 

Make sure you head on over to the CPS blog to see some great designs and to enter your card in the challenge!!!!


Stamps & Die-The Stamps of Life
PAPER-CS From SU-Kiyoshi DP Basic Grey
Stickles-Border punch by EK Success and Circle Dies by Spellbinders

Friday, March 16, 2012

Crazy4Challenges-Going Green with Stampotique

This week the Crazies are going green with Stampotique Originals1
The challenge is to use green in your card. 

I thought this would be the perfect colour for Hug Monster. He is so darned cute and you can also get this fun sentiment to go with it~ I've had this fun clipboard kicking around my cupboard for awhile. A perfect match for the challenge !!

Here's my Touch Twin Colour Map~

Be sure to head over to the C4C Blog to link up your creations! Stampotique is giving out a sweet sweet prize to one player~

and be sure to check out the Crazy Creations!

Kelli H.
Silke K.
Silke L

Lily Pad Challenge with The {Stamps} of LIfe

Today, the {Stamps} of Life is sponsoring the challenge over at Lily Pad Cards

This is the sketch on which I based my design. I can't seem to get enough of this Moremums2love set
It's SO versatile and quick and easy to stamp with!!! To create the bottom border, I masked off a portion of the card and stamped the flower in Eggplant Ink. I stamped the little polka dots with Stephanie's Olive ink, which is super rich!  Then I just stamped an additional mum, cut it out and mounted on foam dimensionals! Easy Peasy!!! The Fun sentiment is from the Phrases2say set!!! Lots of Springy goodness here!!!

Head on over to Lily Pad and check out the challenge!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Impression Obsession -March Release Peeks!

Impression Obsession is coming out with some fabulous stamps today! Isn't this image just the bees knees? ...hehe.....the bees knees.....I am SUCH a card!!!....can you tell i'm a little tired giddy tonight?  Emmy and Timmy go perfectly with this Honey Comb Cover a Card, Made for 4.25 x 5.50 inch cards!  You can read all about it on the Impression Obsession Blog and join in our Spring Challenge to win some awesome IO stamps!!!

Here's my Touch Twin Colour Map!

Hope you'll play along with us. I'm looking forward to seeing your spring creations!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stampotique Designer Challenge-Wearable Art

This week our challenge was to create some"wearable" art....... I searched around the house to find something "wear worthy" and found this little disc that i must have picked up at one place or another along my journeys!

It was quite easy to make, and although it's a little rough looking, I think I could get better at this with some practice

I basically stamped Jo's Floral Flutter image, available from Stampotique onto white paper, I coloured with my Touch Markers. I then spooned some UTEE into the well of the trinket and melted it from underneath. I think I may have overheated it a bit, but ahhhh well, live and learn. I really should attempt it again

Anyhow, if you'd like to play along, follow the link on my sidebar to the Stampotique Designers Challenge for all the details. You can win Rubber!!! Fabulous Rubbery Goodness from Stampotique Originals!

Happy Stamping!
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