Friday, September 30, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #37

It's sketch time for the Clearly Inspired Challenge, friends!  I love a good sketch, and over at Clearly iStamp they are having a sketch challenge. As always, there are prizes to be won, so you don't want to miss out!

I used an older set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Spider Greetings.  That little spider is just too cute, so I think this card will make a great one for my niece's birthday.
Stamps:  Spider Greetings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  unknown gray, MME Mischievous, buttercream
Copics:  T1, T3, T5, T7, B00, YR14
Accessories:  twill ribbon, dimensionals, sponge

Thanks for stopping by. . .be sure to head over to Clearly iStamp to see the rest of the DT's creations and to see the October featured digi :D

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MFT Sketch #39

It's been a few days since I've posted anything, but I assure you I am hard at work creating, hehe.  This morning I'm showing you a card made for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  I tweaked it a bit, but it's still pretty much the same.  It uses 
Stamps:  Baby Bundle (MFT)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  OA Thrift Shop, CDS Night Eclipse, buttercream
Accessories:  scalloped circle punch, pearl flourishes, pearls, sponge, twill ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

We had an amazing evening last night with nothing to do, but just hang out.  I LOVE nights like that!  We usually end up all cooking together, playing games, eating popcorn, and staying up late.  After the kids go to bed, then the hubs and I will usually watch a movie.  Last night was the kind of night I live for. . .perfect!

It's a new morning, bringing on new responsibilities.  The yard needs some love as does the house, so we are all pitching in.  Before I get too crazy into the house cleaning I wanted to share a card with you.  There is a new Sparks Challenge going on over at the new Paper Smooches Challenge blog!  It's the most adorable inspiration. . .a baby onesie!  You MUST go check it out.  I was inspired by the ruffles and the colors. . .gorgeous!

I used one of my favorite Paper Smooches sets:  Spiffy Scooters.  I've made so many cards with that set, that I lost count.  My flower ribbon was originally white, but I used my trusty airbrush system with RV29 Copic to make it match my scooter.
Stamps:  Spiffy Scooters
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, CDS Lime Juice
Paper:  CDS Worn Parchment, CDS Cottonball White
Copics:  RV14, RV29, T1, T3, T5
Accessories:  white flower ribbon, CDS Lime Juice Twill ribbon, corner rounder, Yellow Liquid Pearls, white gel pen

Be sure to check out the challenge, because Kim offers up some amazing prizes to the winners.  Plus, she is having a DT call right now :D

Friday, September 23, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sketch 147

Yay for Fridays!  Because today is Friday, I have a Taylored Expressions Sketch for you!  Who wouldn't love that?!  Go check it out over at Splitcoaststampers.

I couldn't wait to get my new Moka Tabitha from Taylored Expressions all inked up for this sketch.  The Moka collection is so sweet, and is quickly becoming one of my favorite lines.

I like to be a bit different, so I colored her hair with some blue. . .I LOVE how it turned out.  The paper is from the MME Mischievous line.

 Stamps:  Moka Tabitha
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  CDS Worn Parchment, buttercream, MME Mishievous
Copics:  B00, E00, E02, T1, T3, T5, T7, E08, E43, E44, E81
Accessories:  TE Tiny Toppers Die, SU Dusty Durango ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, sponge

Check out the challenge details:

1. Create a card using the sketch as inspiration. Feel free to switch up the shape or size of your card. As long as your project follows the general sketch, you’re good to go! You may play as many times as you want. Each upload will be entered into our weekly drawing, so the more you create - the better chance you have of winning the PRIZE!

2. Upload your project to Splitcoaststampers before 8pm PST on Thursday, October 13th using keyword TESC147. Feel free to come back to the thread and link your creation, however, make sure you’ve uploaded it using the correct keyword as that’s how we’ll choose the winner.

3. You’re not required to use TE Stamps on your project, but I love it when you do! And if you’re drawn as our weekly winner and you’ve used TE Stamps on your project you’ll get a little sumpin’ sumpin’ extra!

Now check out what the rest of the Sketch Crew came up with:

Guest Stamper: BonnieMichelle

I can't wait to see what you come up with :D

Thursday, September 22, 2011

We have a winner. . .

And the winner of a $25 gift certificate for digital images is...
Elaine Sauer who was randomly chosen from Trudy's blog.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Taylored Expressions September Blog Hop

Happy Birthday Birth Day!  That is the theme for this month's hop for Taylored Expressions!  I chose Birthday, but as you all know, Taylor just had her sweet baby girl so that is why the theme was also Birth Day.  Congratulations, Taylor, she is beautiful!

*I just realized that I made this card for the hop, but forgot that it should have been made with a set that is older than 3 months old. . .dog gone. . .my mistake!*

I used a new release from Taylored Expressions called Build a Treat, along with 2 new dies called Build a Treat Tops & Bottoms Die and Tiny Toppers Die.
Stamps:  Build a Treat
Ink:  SU Crumb Cake, SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Bermuda Bay, SU Certainly Celery, SU Apricot Appeal, SU Cameo Coral, SU Rose Red
Paper:  CDS Worn Parchment, EP Happy Days, CDS Cottonball White
Accessories:  Build a Treat Tops & Bottoms Die, Tiny Toppers Die, SU Bermuda Bay ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, dimensionals, corner rounder

Even though I should have used something older, I hope you enjoyed the creation.  So, I'm sure you want to see all of the rest of the hopping goodness out there.  Here is the list of the participants.  Have fun hopping!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gel-a-tins: Happy Halloween

Hey, hey, everyone!  I have another Halloween card to show off using a new Gel-a-tins set called Happy Halloween.  Head on over to the blog to see the post, and to be even more inspired by all of the great creations made by the Gel-atinas!
Stamps:  Happy Halloween
Ink:  SU Tangerine Tango, SU Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crumb Cake
Paper:  BG Green at Heart, buttercream
Accessories:  MFT Rolled Rose Die-namics, black ribbon, staples, sponge, orange button, black felt

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps Sunday Blog Hop!

It's the 3rd Sunday of the month. . .(where are the months going?!)!  That makes it time for the Clear Dollar Stamps Sunday Blog Hop!  You should have come from the uber talented Trudy's blog, but if not why not start at Lori's blog so you don't miss a thing.

This month we were challenged to use the newest colors to the CDS family of the Coordinating Collection.
Don't those colors look devine?!  I pulled out my Blooming Bouquet Die from CDS and made my own bloom with it.  I love the colors all together, and I love how my card turned out.  It also uses a July release single stamp:  Memories.
I'm also quite in LOVE with the new Viva Pearl Pens that were just released in the CDS store as well.  They are AMAZING!  I bought a couple of colors just to try them out, and as soon as I did I had to buy more.  They are flawless to use and simply beautiful!

Stamps:  Memories
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, CDS Berry Blast, CDS Orange Whip, CDS Kiwi Delight
Accessories:  CDS Blooming Bouquet Die, circle punch, glossy glaze, CDS Kiwi Delight ribbon, Magenta Viva Pearl Pens, Ornamental Iron embossing folder

the die used:

Now that you've been here, you'll want to head on over to the amazing Linda's blog for more color inspiration!  Be sure to leave comments along the way so that you have the chance to win the awesome prize that Clear Dollar Stamps is giving away :D

Friday, September 16, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #36 -- Glitter

Happy Friday, my friends!  It's the 3rd Friday of the month, which means it's time for a new Clearly Inspired Challenge over at Clearly iStamp!  This challenge is a glitter challenge.  Use glitter on your project :D

I used a July release from Clear Dollar Stamps called Leaf Hellos.  Fall is here. . .even if it doesn't feel like it, haha.  I used both my Copics & airbrush, as well as my my watercolors for this project.  I'm also entering this card into the Friday Mashup Challenge, which is an Autumn challenge.  Go check out what their dt has done :)
 Stamps:  Leaf Hellos
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:  MME Gertie, CDS Heavy Watercolor paper
Copics:  BG23 & E49 with airbrush
Tombows:  946-Wild Ginger & aquabrush
Accessories:  Labels 4 Nestabilities, CDS Elegant Accents Border Die, Worn Parchment Baker's Twine, dimensionals, pearl pen, Star Dust Stickles, black embossing powder

Here is a closer look:

I really like how this one turned out. . .maybe it's just how it makes me feel.  You know. . .ready for fall.  The colors help, and that leaf is divine.  Go check out the challenge and what the rest of the DT did to inspire you. I can't wait to see what you make!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

I have just gotten done with our daily devotion in which we stood outside and basked in God's glories.  Wow, it's amazing how wonderful it feels to know that it was all created by our Creator and we get to enjoy it.

Today's card was made for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  There are some great prizes, so you should give a shot!  It was a picture inspiration, so I used the colors to make this card.  What could be cuter than some adorable pink squirrel girlfriends just hanging out?!  :)  This card uses the Hang Ups & Sentiment Sampler sets.
 Stamps:  Hang Ups & Sentiment Sampler
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  BG Sweet Threads, unknown Bazzill pink, buttercream
Accessories:  Copics & airbrush, Circle Nestabilities, prima flowers, green brad, pink ribbon

Here is a peek at the inside.

So there you have it.  You really should go check out the challenge. . .the inspiration picture is beautiful!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Praise God

Happy Monday, everyone!  I didn't have too much time to stamp over the weekend, but I did manage to get this one made.  Considering what this weekend was and how emotional it really was, this was the perfect card for my heart to make.  In sadness, I feel that praising God is the perfect remedy.  I have so much to be thankful for and so much to praise Him for.

I used one of the new sets from Clear Dollar Stamps that you can either earn or purchase.  This stamp set is called Melody of Truth, and the flowers are from a set called Bitty Botanicals.

I used the inspiration from the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger to come up with this one, and I really like how it turned out.  The colors really inspired me. . .the cream, the turquoise, the green, and the brown.
Stamps:  Melody of Truth, Bitty Botanicals
Paper:  buttercream, SU dp
Ink:  SU River Rock, SU Crumb Cake, CDS Hot Cocoa
Accessories:  oval punch, CDS Spruce Needle ribbon, sponge

How does this trigger inspire you?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Colour Q Challenge

Happy Saturday!  It's a busy day here with practices and cleaning.  I thought I would jump on here before everyone started stirring and show you a card I made a couple of days ago for the ColourQ Challenge.  The challenge was to use these SU colors (which I only had a couple of):  Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, & white.

I pulled out a July release from Clear Dollar Stamps called Squirrel Chatter.  I only used the leaves from the set and left the sentiments off so that I could use it as just a note card.  I'm primarily a CAS gal, so this card just came pretty natural and only took about 10 minutes to make :)
Stamps:  Squirrel Chatter
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, MME A Beautiful Life
Copics:  V06, V12
Accessories:  Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today :D

Friday, September 9, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sketch 146

Ahhh, Friday. . .how I love thee!  This Friday brings about another Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers!  It's another fantastic sketch with another fantastic opportunity to win a prize!  Here's a peek at the sketch:

I whipped out a Taylored Expressions set called The Places You'll Go.  It's a great set for lots of uses, but I decided to make a graduation card.  I never seem to have them when I need them, so why not get a jump on it, right?
 Here's a look at the inside, which for some reason is not showing off how great the gray ink actually looks on the inside.  I swear it's not technically that light.  I had never tried stamping in gray and coloring with my Copics, but I do like the soft looks it lends.
Stamps:  The Places You'll Go
Ink:  Memento London Fog, Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper:  CC Odds & Ends, TE Buttercream
Copics:  R22, R24, R27, E11, E13, E15, E000, E00, BG70, BG72
Accessories:  red ribbon, dimensionals, window punch, sponge, Square Nestabilities, TE Cloud Duo Die, TE Cloud Border Die


Here are the details of the sketch:

1. Create a card using the sketch as inspiration. Feel free to switch up the shape or size of your card. As long as your project follows the general sketch, you’re good to go! You may play as many times as you want. Each upload will be entered into our weekly drawing, so the more you create - the better chance you have of winning the PRIZE!

2. Upload your project to Splitcoaststampers before 8pm PST on Thursday, September 22nd using keywordTESC146.

Now head on over the rest of the Sketch Crew to be even more inspired:
Guest Stamper: JessicaChris

I can't wait to see what you come up with :D

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gel-a-tins: Happy Halloween

I know that it's barely feeling like fall around here, but it is time to start thinking about those up and coming holidays that 'require' cards and treats.  I made this fun Halloween card using a Gel-a-tins set called Happy Halloween.  Head over to the blog to get the details.

Be sure to check out the latest Gel-a-tins Challenge too!  There is a prize to be won :D

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The TE Birthday Bash

Just recently Taylored Expressions celebrated their 3rd birthday!  How exciting is that?!  I picked up this cutie called Sweet Party.  I just love how Cuppie is surrounded by all of his sweet friends to celebrate his birthday with him, hehe.  I combined it with Pennant A La Carte and It's a Banner Day 1.  I made this card for my mother-in-law.  I think she'll get a kick out of it.

I made this for the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which was an Anything Goes challenge.
 Stamps:  Sweet Party, Pennant A La Carte, It's a Banner Day 1
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, CDS Pucker Up
Paper:  EP Happy Days, CDS Cottonball White
Accessories:  Copics & airbrush, It's a Banner Day 1 Die, Pennant A La Carte Die, Labels 8 Nestabilities, dimensionals, glossy glaze, white dimensional pearls

The dies I used:

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Color Inspiration Challenge

I'm getting in by the skin of my teeth, but I made this card earlier today for the Paper Crafts Color Challenge. We had some tornado warnings, making it a bit hard to actually get something posted, lol.  It was also made for the Crafting When We Can Challenge, which was Anything Goes.

I used my Fruitastic set from Paper Smooches, because those blueberries are just too darn cute.  I colored them with Copics and even popped a few of them up on dimensionals.
 Stamps:  Fruitastic
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, CC Mitten Weather, CDS Deep Sea
Accessories:  Copics, MFT Scallop Die-namics, window punch, dimensionals

We've had a nice relaxing 2 weeks with my husband on leave, but tomorrow starts work and school again.  This is the reason I haven't posted much, so I hope to get back to a more normal posting routine.  Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the rest of your Labor Day!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #35

It's time again for another Clearly Inspired Challenge over Clearly iStamp!  This time the challenge is easy. . .Patterned Paper.  C'mon, you know you can participate in that one ;)

I used a couple of July releases for my card.  It uses Your Friendship Oval, and the Elegant Accents & Dies.  The other NEW items it uses are some new colors from Clear Dollar Stamps:  Berry Blast & Kiwi Delight, along with some Berry Blast ribbon :D  Gorgeous, huh?!  My dp is from the Echo Park Country Drive line.
Stamps:  Your Friendship Oval, Elegant Accents
Ink:  CDS Hot Cocoa & CDS Bubble Gum
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, CDS Berry Blast, CDS Kiwi Delight, EP Country Drive
Accessories:  CDS Elegant Accents Die, sponge, CDS Berry Blast ribbon, rhinestones

Go check out the challenge & thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gel-a-tins: Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, so it's time to start whipping up those Halloween cards and goodies!  Gel-a-tins has 2 new sets that they've added to their collection, and the Gel-a-tins blog has been showcasing lots and lots of new goodies just about every day!

The set I'm showing is called Happy Halloween.  I tried to give the background a stone look, and then have the spiders crawling across the front of the card.  Creepy, huh?!
Stamps:  Happy Halloween
Ink:  Memento London Fog, SU Concord Grape, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, SU Concord Grape, CDS Stone Slab
Accessories:  black embossing powder

Gel-a-tins is having a DT call going on right now. . .go check it out!  You could be one of the next Gel-atinas :D