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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Flower Girl

Everything Better!

I made this card for a dear friend at work that had gone through a lot of loss in the past few weeks with multiple family members passing on. I wanted something more cheerful than a regular sympathy card and I think this fit.

This image is called Rosie Ballerina by Whimsy and Stars Studio and I colored it with my copics. I added this fun and bright yellow patterned paper and yellow flowers and bling.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summer Fun

Enjoy the Summer!

Today's challenge over on Just Some Lines is to use Summer Colors on your card/project.

Here is my card. I used this fun digital image called Summer Girl Swims. I created this little scene and added a sentiment from TAC.

Jump on over and join us!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just Keep Swimmin'

Hi ... in today's post I will show you a few little things/tips that I do to add to my cards/projects to make them go from good to awesome!

For this project I used the new set Fishoodles. With this set you get 6 fish images for $3.00 .... what a GREAT deal!

First off I color the fish/sharks with my copics ... for this project I used C1 and C3 colors. I then cut them out with my scissors ... I like my Honeybee scissors (by Provocraft) for this task. They can get into tight spaces and I love the sharp point.

Then I typed up the sentiment on my computer and printed it on regular printer paper.

I then place the cardstock that I want the print on over the typed sentiment and adhere the top with removable adhesive and re-run the paper through my printer.

Here is what it looks like after it has been printed.

To add just a bit more to the sky I sponge ink on the background and edges of cardstock. I love Palette's Reflection Blue ink as a sky accent color.

Next I tore some darker blue cardstock with a white core ... this gives me white caps for the water. (NOTE --- I love tearing green for grass, brown for dirt/sand, and white for snow).

This is one of my favorite supplies ... Fun Foam Adhesive Sheets!
You can buy it in the kid's crafts aisle of your favorite craft store. It's about $0.99 for a 8.5" x 11" sheet. You can cut this up into small pieces and use it as pop-dots but it won't sag on you over time like normal pop dots might. It is also better/safer for mailing through the mail system.

Here is a side view showing the dimension on the bottom fish (I used white fun foam).

Here is the final card again ...


Monday, July 25, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I love this sweet and innocent image by Jehanne. Almost all of her images have this sweet and innocence appeal.

The image is called Emo Hello Flower by Just Some Lines and I colored her with my copics. I added some patterned paper and ribbon with a bow. I popped up the sentiment with fun foam.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

In Your Arms

Favorite Bear

This image from Mabelle makes me think back to my son's early days when he had his bear called "Bua Bua Bear" ... Bua Bua was with us from age 0 to about 4-5 years ... he went through a lot and was often washed in the washing machine and mom had to do a few surgeries.

This image is called Baby's Teddy and I colored it with my copics. I added a scalloped frame and buttons. The sentiment is from an old TAC set.

So Sweet!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cards that Make You Smile!

Best Fishes!

How could you NOT smile when getting this card???

This image is a new fish from Just Some Lines. It comes in a group of 6 fishes for $3.00. It is called Fishoodle.

I printed off 8 of them and then colored them with my copics and cut them out. I pop-dotted the one on the right and then made a waving banner to add to the card. I love it!

I made this card to enter in the Aud Sentiment Challenge that Just Some Lines is sponsoring this week. The theme is "Enjoy your Day" or any other sentiment that will leave people with a smile. Just make a card and enter it and you too could win some fabulous images from Just Some Lines.

Other Challenges:


Friday, July 22, 2011

Anything Goes for Bugaboo

Winter = Magical Time

I love this bird skating around ... it's called Winter Birds Skate by Bugaboo. I colored him with my copics. Added some sentiments and bling.


Hope you enjoyed my Christmas in July postings this week / today!!!
Snow Business
Ready, Set, Snow

I made this card with Marshmallow Snowman and colored him with my copics for this Bugaboo Challenge. I added a sentiment from TAC and a snowflake with a bead form one of my CHA classes this week. (way to use those supplies huh???)

Bugaboo Sketch Challenge


I am so happy today ... I thought I missed out on all of the fun with the Bugaboo Chellenges this week since I was at CHA ... but I just noticed I can still play today! Yea!

So I pulled out my cardstock, paper, and copics and got busy!!!

I used the sketch below and added a button some primas and a new sentiment (from my Hero Arts class at CHA). I colored Rudolph Tree with my copics ... isn't he just adorable!!

Here is the Sketch!

Wish me luck!!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

CHA and my new BFF

To read more about my CHA Adventure and my new BFF Tim Holtz got to my other blog HERE.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bugaboo - New Image

Today over on Bugaboo is the second day for the Christmas in July event.

For this card I used the image provided (you can get it HERE for FREE). I wanted to be different and not use the whole image. I colored her with my copics and added a poinsetta from Prima.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Christmas in July -Non Traditional Colors

Today over on Bugaboo starts the week long Christmas in July event.

For this card I used Christmas Word - Joy and colored it pink and brown with my copics. I added some brown snowflakes and pink buttons with tan floss.

Today is the Day!!!

I am soooo excited!

Today I will be taking 2 of Tim Holtz's classes and a Hero Arts class with Jennifer McGuire!

These guys are some of my favorite artists of all time!!! I can not wait!!!!

Stay Tuned to See What We Make!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Challenge - Easel Cards

I love this new pup from Just Some Lines. It's called Dog House Dog. I colored him with my copics.

Here is what the card looks like when it's opened. It tucks under a fancy edge made with my Martha Stewart punch.

Here is a side view.

Why don't you join us!!! Make your easel card and then head over to Just Some Lines blog and link it up. We have some fabulous prizes!


Friday, July 15, 2011

It's a Beau-TEA-ful FREEBIE!!!

Everyone loves Freebies right???!!! Well head on over to CDAC and pick up this Freebie from Mabelle at Whimsy and Stars Studio. Her images are so fun to color and make great additons to your cards and projects.

Click HERE for the Freebie

It's only available for a limited time so head on over!!! And if you'd like to see more of Mabelle's creations head over to her shop on Etsy and pick up some more!!!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summertime Sunshine

I made this card with the new image from Just Some Lines called Emo at the Beach.

I colored her with my copics and added some bling and a fun banner at the bottom.

I was inspired by a sketch over at Sketches by Carly
I am entering this in a few summertime challenges - Card Makin' Mamas, Crazy 4 Challenges, One Stop Craft Challenge, Totally Gorjuss, Wee Memories


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Little Mermaid and a Tutorial

Hi ... I'm back with a brand new image from Just Some Lines.

She's called Emo Mermaid and I think she is adorable!
I added a little bling down in the corner and a great sentiment and this wonderful wooden seahorse that I found (I really wanted some sort of crab - like Sebastian! - but had to make the sea horse work because I couldn't find a crab)

For this card I also use a Nestability (Labels #8) by Spellbinders. I love using these for cutting out my images to give them a different look.

Today I have a tutorial to share with you on another creative way to use your "Nesties".....

First you want to color your image ... (I colored mine with copics and sponged the water with Palette's Reflection blue ink)

Then look at what shape and what "nestie" that you want to use ... I choose Labels #8

Now I know what you are saying ... WAIT!!! DON'T CUT OFF HER TAIL!!!! ... no worries ... that is what this tutorial is all about!

So I come in from the side ans just trim AROUND her tail and above her tail ...

Then I come in with my "nestie" again and with the cutting blade part down thread the tail OVER the nestie die.

I place this on my cutting plate and sandwich it in my Sizzix (you could also use a Cuttlebug or other die cut machine)

Here is what it looks like after it comes out of the die cut machine.

Here she is ... after this I sponged the edges more with the Palette Reflection Blue ink ... And she is all ready for placement onto my card.

Here is the final card again!

and thanks for stopping by....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cute as a Bug!!!

How cute is SHE!!! I love this little image by Mabelle at Whimsy and Stars Studio called Little Ladybug.

I colored her with copics and matched her up with pattern paper, scrapper's floss, and a flower. the black matting just makes her pop! I put black stickles on her polka dots.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Blue Bird

I made this card with an image from Just Some Lines called Dear Birdie. I loved it when I first saw it!

I colored her with my copics and added a flower, button, ribbon, and a sentiment from TAC. There is lots of dimension with this card too as it is all popped with fun foam.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Sweet Treat

What says summer more that a juicy piece of watermelon???

I love this new image called Watermelon Boy by Mabelle - Whimsy and Stars Studio.

I colored him with my copics and added a sentiment with a little bit of baker's twine.

I am entering this into the following challenges-
alacardmonkey's sketch challenge
Stamp Something - use a digi
One Stitch in Time - use a digi
Crafter's Companion - one for the boys