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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Card Camp 2011

Wouldn't you just love to go back to summer camp and just make cards ALL day!!
I sure would!

So when I heard that Jennifer McGuire was co-hosting an on-line camp (Summer Card Camp 2011) for a month I jumped at the chance!!!

Color Challenge Week 1

This was the first card that I made with the color combo below. The image is from Just Some Lines and it is called Emo Amber in Umbrella Huddle. I colored them with my copics and pop-dotted the sentiment. I sponged the sky background with Palette Reflection Blue ink. I also added glossy accents to the raindrops and the puddle below.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Got Crabs??

I love this new little crab from Just Some Lines! You can purchase it as a set of 4 for $2.50 ... see it HERE!

I printed this little fellow on sand colored cardstock, red cardstock, white cardstock, and blue card stock ... I then cut out the red pieces and the white eyes. I ripped the sand layer and layered it on the blue. Then I pop dotted the crab body and eyes ... I love the way this turned out! ... See the dimension below ...


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hate to "Bug" Ya!

... but isn't she CUTE!!!

This is one of Mabelle's latest creations from Whimsy and Stars Studio! It's called Summery Mimi Bug.

I love love love her ... I colored her with my copics and then cut her out in a nestability ... found a cute sentiment and added a ribbon, flower, and button!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hapy Summer

Happy Summer Everyone!

Today is officially the first day of summer! Yea!

And Jehanne from Just Some Lines has come up with this darling image perfect for all of your summertime projects ... I think this would make a great banner in a scrapbook! I colored it with copics and put it on this card with baker's twine and a shell ...


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Super Dad

Happy father's day to all the dad's out there ... not that I think a lot of dad's visit my blog (but I do think my dad does occasionally visit!)

I made this card for my Super Husband. I used the Super Dad image from Sweet and Sassy. I pop-dotted the sheild and then also added black bling.

As some of you may or may not know about 8 years ago when we moved and I took a new job my husband agreed to be the primary care giver for my son. This has not been easy as we have struggled through ups and downs, stress, and illness in our son. My husband has been there to run errands for me, clean house, do dishes, do laundry, etc. I am grateful every day for this situation as I work 40-60 hours out of the house every week and sometimes bring work home.

Thanks so much Tony for being such a wonderful Dad and Husband!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Images!!!

Today is Launch Day over at Whimsy and Stars Studio!! ... 10 new Digis!!!

Summertime Sunshine

I used the new Digi Floaty Boy for my card. I colored him with my copics and tore tan and blue paper for a sandy beach and water. I added a sentiment from TAC and cloud die cuts. I pop-dotted him in the forefront of the card.

Of course I just HAD to add glossy accents to his goggles!


Dotty Challenge

Today over on Just Some Lines, we are having another Saturday challenge.

It is a "dotty challenge" ... I guess you could look at this many ways. I took it to be a challenge to use polka dotted paper. I paper-pieced Big Hat Girls 1 and colored her with my copics. I dotted the card with my favorite bling. The sentiment is by TAC.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Printing and Coloring Digitals on Kraft

We all are so used to printing our digital images on white cardstock ... well why not mix that up a bit??? I tried printing this image out on kraft cardstock and then colored with my colored pencils.

The color really seems to pop on the kraft! I just love this look!

The image that I used is Emo Sophie Stands.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

They are Coming ... New Digi's from Mabelle!!!

Here are a few peaks at what I have been doing with them:

The new images go LIVE this Saturday, June 18th!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Thinking of You

I used an older image from Just Some Lines called Emo Paula Stands. Isn't she so sweet and innocent??? I paired her up with one of my new Sizzix dies called Scallop Lace and my new Sizzix flower dies. I used a greenery punch from Martha Stewart to add some greenery.

I colored her with my copics and sponged the sky background. I added a sentiment and viola ... I love it!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Digis Coming
All that I have to say is WOW!!!
Wait until you see these new digis from Whimsy and Stars Studio!
They are so fun and summery!!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Garden Scene

Thank You!

I love this garden corner that Jehanne just created for Just Some Lines ... I took it and copied it and flipped it prior to printing it out. It makes such a cute garden scene!

I used my copics and added a sentiment from TAC. Just a hint ... it's easier to color in all of these hard and small areas if you take both caps off the 2 ends of the markers.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

So Thankful

I am so thankful this week for Mabelle making my week and allowing me to join her Design Team!

Here is my first creation for her design team. I used Cup of Kindness and colored it with copic markers. The sentiment is from The Angel Company. I used glossy accents on the flower centers.

Here is a close up on the flowers with the glossy accents.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Exciting News!!!

You might know Mabelle as one of the brilliant designers for TAC (The Angel Company). She creates these darling images and I am lucky enough to have been chosen for her summer design team.

Our Design Team blog can be found HERE!

Mabelle images are for sale on Etsy HERE!

I am so so so excited!

Thanks Mabelle for this wonderful opportunity to work with you!!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Just Some Lines Challenge - Monochromatic

Green Flowers

This image from Just Some Lines is called Big Hat Girls 3. I just love her and I thought greens would be the perfect color for this card.

I colored it with my copics. I added a sentiment from a retired TAC set. I added a green ribbon and lots of green flowers. I added little green bling to the center of each flower too.

This week's challenge over on JSL is monochromatic!

Anyone is eligible to enter our challenges, you do not have to use a JSL image but we'd love to see one! Those entrants using a JSL image will receive an additional entry per project entered for purposes of our drawing for the winner. Prize will be $12 credit to spend in JSL shop. This challenge will close at 11:59pm EST on Friday, June 17th. The winner will be announced on Saturday, June 18th with the new challenge.

You can fine more information HERE!

Come on ... Join Us! and if you do you can grab this badge!!!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sponging A Sky

Hello There!! ....

It's me Chelsea here at Just Some Lines ... today I am going to share with you how to sponge in a sky scene for your card/project.

First I took some post-it notes and used my new Amuse cloud dies to die cut out some clouds. You can go through 2-3 post-it notes at the same time with these dies.

After you cut these out separate them into the separate layers.

Place another post-it note over the main image - trimming to match the image.

Arrange the clouds as to how you want them.

Sponge the area with ink (I like Palette Reflection Blue) until you have the coverage and color that you desire.

Remove the post-it notes and viola! A sponged sky!

Here is my finished card once again ... I used the image Big Hat Girls 2 and colored her with my copics ... the soft sky is just wonderful with this image. I added a sentiment (Tag Tidbits) from TAC.