Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Back to Back Birthdays!

Hello again!

A couple of my friends had birthdays last week, I waited a few days to make sure they recieved them before I posted.

This super cute Rock Star Anya is so fun to color! I also entered this card in the "Dotty Spotty" challenge on the Greeting Farm. I don't have many of these images yet- but hope to add more to my collection soon!

Supplies: Rock Star Anya (The Greeting Farm), Swiss dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Scalloped Circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scalloped scallop border punch (EK Success), ba-ba black sheep collection/'little boy' (Piggy Tales), Prima flowers, Stickles, Alpha stickers (American Crafts), Copic Markers

The dragon pirate is a Dustin Pike image- he draws the cutest characters! I used some distress ink techniques that Jennifer McGuire demonstrates on the Thinking Inking class on Two Peas in a Bucket.

Supplies: Dragon pirate (Dustin Pike), Design Block Birthday (Hero Arts), Distress Inks- Faded Jeans (Ranger), twine, button, Copic Markers,

Happy Birthday to my friends!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's Complementary!

Back again! I had a few more ideas for the 'complementary' challenge on Hero Arts that popped into my head this morning that I just had to do before the deadline was over! :)

The card base on this one is for the red & green color combination. I tried to make it not look to "Christmas-y" with different shades of green and dark red on the doll's clothes.

Supplies: Decorative Bamboo; Asian Dolls; Chinese Dolls (Hero Arts), Scalloped scallop border punch (EK Success), ribbon, buttons, Copic markers

Blue & Orange! These colors just scream summer to me... and with this 100+ degree weather we've been having here- it's definitely summer!

Supplies: Asian Frames; Big All Time Greetings (Hero Arts), Inkssentials white gel pen (Ranger), Sticklestwine, buttons, Copic Markers

Hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, June 26, 2009



I had more motivation from doing my last scrapbook page, to do another! I had been wanting to do something similar for awhile now and with Hero Arts' latest 'complementary' color challenge it gave me the perfect opportunity!

This is a photo from the tea ceremony at my wedding. I thought the black & white photo with a punch of color from the red envelope is a great effect. It's one of my favorite photo from the wedding, and I love the way the page turned out!

I stamped the black cardstock with a design block stamp in watermark dazzle frost ink. It was hard for me to take a good picture of the background- this was the best shot I could get!

Supplies: Asian Dolls; DesignBlock Stencil (both Hero Arts), Paper flower (Making Memories), Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!), Thickers alpha stickers (American Crafts), Pearl gems, Copic Markers
Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Birthday Flowers...

For my mother-in-law, today is her birthday!

Her favorite color is orange so I wanted to use this Flower wood background stamp for this natural floral look!

Supplies: Flower Wood Background (Hero Arts), Upsy Daisy-sentiment (Stampin' Up!), Stylized flowers embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Scalloped circle nestabilties (Spellbinders), Inkssentials white gel pen (Ranger), Prima flowers, pearl gems, Copic Markers

I'm still addicted to using kraft paper, and my white gel pen for faux stitching- I just love the look it gives a completed card!

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Wedding layout...

Something different to share this time, a scrapbook page!

I haven't done as much scrapbooking lately as I would like to be doing... working on fixing that! I did find some time the other night to make this page, I saw a similar layout in the Scrapbooks etc. magazine recently and had a similar picture that fit just perfectly!

Supplies: Paper- Solid cardstocks (Bazzill Basics); Ivory patterned (K Marcella); Chocolate Chalet (Cloud 9); Malang Decorator series & Dot pattern (SEI), Outline Flowers design block (Hero Arts), Thickers- Sprinkles & Pajamas (American Crafts); Scalloped Scallop border punch (EK Success), Prima flowers, pearl gems

I'm working on incorporating more of my stamping into my layouts... I'm not sure why I kept them separate for so long!

Until next time- thanks for stopping in!

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend with the all the dads in your families! I have 2 Father's Day cards to share in this post!

This first one for my dad...

Supplies: Decorative Bamboo; Happy Everything Greetings (Hero Arts); Scalloped Rectangle & Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), twine, button,

I recieved this great stamped tree from my fellow Hero Arts blogger- Anne. We did a fun little swap when she was looking for this daisy stamp I just happened to have! This one is for my father-in-law...

Supplies: Stamping Green Tree (Hero Arts), Father's Day (Studio G), Argyle embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Double Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart), Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Inkssentials Clear Glaze (Ranger), twine, buttons, Copic Markers

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday evening!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Scribbles This! #2

Ok.. last one for the day! ;)

I had so much fun with Lisa Spangler's first Scribble This challenge that I couldn't wait for the next one!

This time we learned how to adjust the levels using a photo editing software (I used Photoshop Elements) to make the grayish hues look like the true white they should be! Here are my before & after photos of my card.

I also took my card outside for a photoshoot too ;)

Supplies: Flower Branch with Owl; All Occasion Messages; Clouds (Hero Arts), Dew Drops (Robin's Egg), Caramel Latte Tan fun flock (Stampendous), Scalloped Scallop border punch (EK Success), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), string, buttons, Copic Markers

Be sure you scroll down to see my earlier post from today too!
Until next time- thanks for stopping in!

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #9

I've enjoyed checking out Dawn McVey's color challenges but never participated in one until now!

This was the great color combination to use as our inspiration!

And here is my card, I pulled out this stamp that I haven't used in awhile...

Supplies: Upsy Daisy (Stampin' Up!), All Occasion Messages (Hero Arts), Rectangle & Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), buttons, ribbon

Glad I had a chance to participate in the color challenge this time and look forward to more!

Hiya Anya!


Hope your week is off to a good start! Had a crafty-spurt last night and stayed up later than I should have (12:30am!) coloring, cutting, & crafting!
I recently got this Flutter Anya image and colored her and a few others to practice with different shades of hair color- those cards to come soon :)!

Back to the card I did do... turns out this card works for the pink & brown challenge on Simon Says challenge blog too!

Supplies: Flutter Anya (The Greeting Farm), Clouds (Hero Arts), Scalloped Scallop border punch (EK Success), Rectangle Nestabilities (Inkssentials white gel pen (Ranger), Stickles, buttons, ribbon Copic markers

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, June 12, 2009

What a Doll!

Hi again! I'm still playing with these super cute Chinese dolls-I made this card for the diecut challenge over on the Hero Arts blog.

Supplies: Asian Dolls (Hero Arts), Alissa Twirls patterned paper (Bo Bunny), Rectangle & Scalloped Rectangle nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stylized Flowers embossing folder; 2x6 Flowers diecut (Cuttlebug), Inkssentials white gel pen (Ranger), gems, Copic Markers

I layered two sets rectangle & scalloped rectangle nestabilities diecuts with some dimension in between and under the doll as well. I had also experimented awhile ago with my Cuttlebug and some sticky-back felt and found out that it worked perfectly! I cut 2 flowers and layered them under the button.

I still have another idea up my sleeve for this challenge- I'm hoping that I'll have time before this weekend is over to make it!

Thanks for stopping in!

Happy Birthday...

To my dear friend and fellow stamper, Megan!

Her birthday was on Wednesday- but of course I had to give her the card before I could post it! She's has her own slight 'obsession' with kraft paper just like I do- so it was only fitting that I use it on her card!

Supplies: Heart-winged Butterfly; Big All Time Greetings (Hero Arts), Stylized flower embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Scalloped Scallop border punch (EK Success), Inkssentials white gel pen (Ranger), Prima flowers, Ribbon, twine, gems, Copic markers

Happy Birthday Megan- hope you had a fabulous day!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Monkey Wish

Hello again! This is probably the most often that I have updated my blog in a weekend!

We went to a surprise 30th birthday party for a good friend last night, her birthday isn't actually for another 2 weeks so she was definitely surprised! She loves monkeys, so it was only fitting that I made a card with the monkey holding a 3 and a 0!

I added an extra layer of dimension to some of the leaves & the monkey's head. I also added some tan flocking to make the monkey soft & fuzzy!

Supplies: Mindy's Zoo (Autumn Leaves), DesignBlock Clouds; Basic Alphabet (both Hero Arts), Rectangle nestabilities (Spellbinders), Double Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart), Caramel Latte Tan Fun Flock (Stampendous), Copic Markers

Thanks for coming back!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friends Forever

I finally got my hands (and some ink!) on these ADORABLE dolls from Hero Arts.. another addition to their Asian dolls line- I just had to have them- who could resist?

I haven't participated in the Mojo Monday sketches as much as I would like to and hope to make it a more regular occurrence. I had scraps left over from the card on my 2S4Y post and loved the color combination so much I used it again!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card-

Supplies: Asian Dolls; All Occasion Messages; DesignBlock Clouds (both Hero Arts), Alissa Twirls patterned paper (Bo Bunny), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Prima flowers, pearls, buttons, ribbon, Copic Markers

Aren't they the cutest?! It's a bit hard to tell from the picture (you can click on either to make them larger) but I curved each one of the dolls a bit so they didn't look so "flat."

Until next time- thanks for stopping in!

2S4Y Ultimate Card Showdown!

Hello & happy Saturday to you all! I couldn't be happier that it's the weekend again!

Kazan & Laura from 2 Sketches 4 You are celebrating their 1st anniversary and are hosting the 1st Annual Ultimate Card Showdown- I couldn't help but to join in on the fun! I came across this patterned paper by Bo Bunny while at my LSS a few days ago and knew exactly what I wanted to do for this card, I had time last night to put it all together!

Here is the sketch designed by Laura:

And here is a close up of the butterflies- I added a little sparkle on their wings!

Supplies: Heart-winged Butterfly (Hero Arts), Alissa Twirls patterned paper (Bo Bunny), Birds & Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!), pearls, Making memories flower, button, twine, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping in!