Monday, May 31, 2010

Going Goth!

Well sort of... This week's Tiddly Inks challenge coincides with Tiddly Inks sponsoring the our fellow design team member, BETTY's own Burtonesque Dolls blog/challenge!

While I'm not quite into the 'Goth" style too much, the fabulous artist/Tiddly Inks owner, Christy, has put her own twist with the "Gothic Cute" line and I just had to pick up this wonderful Poppy image.. just look at all that hair!! LOL... LOVE it!

I chose to go with a pink & black combo...
Gothic Cutie

By now you know how much I LOVE to color, and Poppy's hair was just a ton of fun! (a few of you have asked for a tutorial on how I do it... so I will figure out a way!)
Gothic Cutie Poppy
- Poppy (Tiddly Inks)
- Labels 8 nestabilities
- Textile texture embossing folder
- Ink: Printer
- Copics: C3, E000, E00, E11, G12, G14, RV00, RV02, RV04, Y32, Y35, W3, W5, 100
- Other: Stickles (on the embossing), ribbon, buttons

Be sure to check out the Tiddly Inks blog for all the details on how to enter this week's GOTHIC challenge!

And if that's not enough to get you going over to the Tiddly Inks shop how about this?

The big 30% off SALE is happening @ Tiddly Inks TODAY only!! A discount is applied on ALL orders during checkout, but the sale only runs June 1!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Beary Sweet Friends!

HAPPY FRIDAY my blogging friends!!  So excited for the long weekend to start...

I went to my local stamp store last weekend and found these ADORABLE stamps and really wanted to use them on something!  I saw this sketch challenge on the CardPatterns blog and it was perfect!

Here's the sketch:

I flipped it the sketch to fit my card better...
Beary Sweet Friends :)

Beary Friends
- Visiting Friends (Stampavie-Penny Johnson)
- Labels 8 nestabilities
- Flower flourish embossing folder (Sizzix)
- Pinking scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: B00, BV00, BV02, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, G12, G14,  W3, W1, 0, multiliner
- Other: buttons, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In the Garden!

It's sketch challenge over on The Greeting Farm today!

Todays FABULOUS sketch was made by the wonderful Angie!

I picked these adorable photos of my niece "helping" water the garden! Can you believe this is the TENTH layout I've done with the Spotlight kit?!? 
In the Garden

I thought Anya from the Rock the Farm set was a perfect fit! And added some Stickles to the Prima flowers for some extra sparkle :)
Garden Anya
- Rock the Farm; Spotlight Kit (The Greeting Farm)
- Bazzill Basics; American Crafts cardstock
- My Mind's Eye patterned paper
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, white gel pen
- Copics: B32, B34, E000, E00, E11, RV00, RV02, YR12, YR16, YR18
- Other: buttons, felt ribbon, prima flowers, stickles, pearl gems

Check out the eye candy from the design team on the TGF blog and all the details on how to enter this week's challenge!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tiddly Tuesday: BLING!

BRING on the BLING!! 

This week's Tiddly Inks Tuesday challenge is to use anything that sparkles, glitters, and adds some bling to your card or project!

I made my card Sunday night after the Phoenix Suns basketball team won their game in the Western conference finals!  AND they have another game today!!

I'm not a huge sports fan, but I do support my home team!   I used their team colors on my card.. purple & orange! GO SUNS!!

For the bling on my card... I used metallic American Crafts cardstock, rhinestones, & stickles!
Tiddly Tuesday: BLING

Daisy Bugg
- Daisy Bugg (Tiddly Inks)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Cornice edge punch (Martha Stewart); Word window punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Apricot metallic cardstock (American Crafts); Glitter patterned paper (DCWV)
- Ink: Printer, white gel pen
- Copics: BV00, BV02, E000, E00, E11, E21, YR04, YR07, YR09, multiliner
- Other: buttons, string, ribbon, gems

Thanks for stopping in.. Please be sure to check out the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter this week for your chance to win a $10 shop credit to the Tiddly Inks store!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TGF Scrapbook: BUTTONS!

Hi all!

It is not (or shouldn't be) news that I ♥ BUTTONS!! I have them in so many colors and sizes... and was SO excited when I heard this week's challenge on The Greeting Farm was to use buttons on our layout!

I purchased Rain Rain awhile ago- and my sister had these perfect photos of my nieces playing in the rain! Still lovin' the elements from the Spotlight kit- using the background grid and arrow stamps.  Just showing another way how versatile this set is!

Rainy Day

And some close ups.. I love how much Rain Rain looks like my nieces!
Rainy L Rainy E
- Spotlight Kit, HG Rain Rain (The Greeting Farm)
- Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
- Ink: Frost White (Colorbox); printer
- Copics: C3, C5, E000, E00, E31, E33, R01, R81, R83, R85, W1, W3, W5, 100
- Other: Buttons! American Crafts Vinyl Thickers

Hope to see you all play along- check out all the deets on The Greeting Farm blog and the lovely layouts from my FAB design team mates!
Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tiddly Inks Tuesday!

Its Tiddly Inks Tuesday!! 

This week's challenge: No designer/patterned papers allowed! Make your background using stamps or digis...

There is definitely no denying that I ♥ patterned papers.. I've got piles and piles to prove it! ;) BUT Christy just released this ADORABLE Cookie Bugg in the store and I had to grab her- & I had the PERFECT Chocolate chip cookie background stamp to go with her. 
Tiddly Inks: Cookie

I stamped the background on the brown cardstock using white ink- then again on the diecut shape using distress ink, it's hard to tell in the photo but I also spritzed it with some water mixed with perfect pearls to add a bit of shimmer.  Glossy accents & some Stickles topped off the chocolate chips & Cookie Bugg's wings for extra dimension!
Cookie Bugg
- Cookie Bugg (Tiddly Inks); Chocolate Chip Cookie (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Pinking scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Printer, Frost white ink (Colorbox), Tea dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
- Copics: E000, E00, E11, E31, E33, E34, E50, E51, E53, E55, 57, 74, E79, R01, RV00, RV02, W1, W3
- Other: ribbon, button string

Check the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog for more inspiration from my fellow Tiddly Inkers and for all the details on how to enter!
Hope to see you play along!!

Retro Tulips Winner!

Sorry this is late..

Using the winner of Jane's Retro Tulips winner is...

Meg said...
So lovely! Nice work! Tulips are my favorite :)

Congrats Meg!  Please send me an email & Jane will send you Retro Tulips!!

Thank you all for your lovely comments- they definitely brighten my day :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Retro Tulips!

Hi All!

Jane is BACK with a new Squigglefly release and back with a bang! I absolutely love her newest 'doodle' as she calls them (wish I could doodle like this!)

These fabulous Retro Tulips are available TODAY on Squigglefly here!
Retro Tulips
- Retro Tulips (Jane's Doodles); All Occasion Messages (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Pinking Scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: printer, Distress Broken China
- Copics: G12, G14, V02, V12, V17, W1, multiliner
- Other: ribbon, buttons, string

We have a super-talented guest designer this week too- Courtney Kelley!  Check out what she created along with the rest of the design team:

Jane B.- the artist!

If you would be interested in winning your OWN digi of these Retro Tulips, please leave me a comment and I will pick a random winner tomorrow!

Have a wonderful day & Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oh Baby!

Wahoo! It's finally Friday!!

Seems like everyone around me lately is having babies!

My sister asked me last week to make her a card for a friend's baby shower.. she's expecting a sweet baby girl in a few months- and I couldn't wait to use my newly purchased Mom & Dad set from The Greeting Farm! 
New Parents

New Parents

I used the sentiments along with some Hero Arts sentiments and stamped the inside:
- Mom & Dad (The Greeting Farm); All Occasion Messages; Simple Basic Alphabet (Hero Arts)
- Labels 2 nestabilities
- Pinking Scallop edge punch (Marth Stewart
- Swiss Dots embossing folder
- Ink: printer, Versafine Onyx Black, white gel pen
- Copics: B32, B34, E000, E00, E02, E11, E21, E25, E27, E29, E35, E51, E53, E55, G20, G21, G24, RV00, RV02, Y21
- Other: Ribbon, button, string

Another baby card to share, my co-worker this week was just able to bring home her NEWLY adopted baby boy home to join her family.  He was just born on Saturday and the sweetest little thing!

Naturally, I had to make a card for all of my co-workers to sign to congratulate her! I used this adorable baby set from Pink Cat Studio!
Howdy Little Partner

Baby Boy
- Sweet Pea 2 (Pink Cat Studio)
- Scalloped/Circle nestabilities
- Nana's kids patterned (glittered) paper (DCWV)
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
- Copics: B32, B34, E000, E02, E33, E35, E37, E53, E55, W1, W3, multiliner
- Other: buttons, ribbon

I'll be back tomorrow with more to share... hope you have a wonderful Friday! :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another Color Challenge!

 Happy Thursday! It's time for another scrapbook challenge over on The Greeting Farm!!

It's been a colorful week with all kinds of color challenges going on- and it's not stopping yet!

Here's the color pallette:

And the page I created:
Napa Valley
- In the Spotlight (The Greeting Farm)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Pinking scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
- Ink: Colorbox Frost white, Peeled Paint distress ink, Copic multiliner
- Other: ribbon, glossy accents, alpha stickers (American Crafts Thickers)

I used photos of my sister & her kids from a recent trip they took to Napa Valley. Going to send it to her as a 'belated' Mother's day gift (M- act surprised when you see it k?)

Thanks for stopping in today- head over to The Greeting Farm blog and see all the yummy eye candy from my rockin' design teammates!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pink & Brown!

This is my 2nd post today, please scroll down to see my Tiddly Tuesday Challenge card!

I decided to finally color the adorable Swiss Pixie Heidi and play along with the All That Scrap Wednesday Challenge!  It's a color combo, and one of my favorites: PINK & BROWN!

Pink & Brown
- Heidi Among the Flowers (C.C. Designs; All That Scraps)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Double Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Printer, white gel ink pen, Broken China Distress ink
- Copics: E000, E00, E21, 25, E27, E29, E33, E35, G12, G14, RV00, RV02
- Other: ribbon, string, fimo button, gems

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tiddly Tuesday: Color!

Tiddly Tuesday's challenge this week is to use the color combo: Turquoise, Yellow & Orange!

I thought I would have a hard time with this combination but once I started coloring- everything just fell into place- LOVE when that happens! :)

I used Spring HuggABugg and made this...
Just Saying Hello

Spring Huggabugg!
- Spring Huggabugg (Tiddly Inks); All Occasion Messages (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Word window punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Making Memories cardstock
- Inks: printer ink, white gel pen, Sakura stardust glitter pen
- Copics: BG01, BG02, BG05, E00 E02, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07
- Other: Buttons, ribbon, string, pearl gems

Hope to see you play along!!  Check out the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog for the great inspiration from the design team!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

WOW what a fun Bugg-y blog hop that was yesterday!  Hope you all had as much as I did visiting all the fantastic blogs out there!

I wanted to pop in today to say Happy Mother's Day! - to all the mom's out there- hope you all enjoying a wonderful day with your families and enjoying some well-deserved pampering...

Here's the card I made for my mother in law.. thought this "Bo" image from Tiddly Inks was just perfect for her- she has 2 {spoiled} bassett hounds herself!
Mom's day

Mom balloons
- Bo (Tiddly Inks); Simple Basic alphabet (Hero Arts)
- Labels 4 nestabilities
- Sizzix floral flourish embossing folder
- Flower Power patterned paper (DCWV)
- Ink: Printer, Versafine Onyx Black
- Copics: C1, C3, E31, E33, E50, E51, E53, G12, G14, R43, R46, Y35, Y38, YR12, YR14, YR16, W1, W3, W5
- Other: Buttons, ribbon, string,

Oh! and I got few questions/comments about the cupcake embossing paper I used on my Tiddly Inks Buggy Blog hop post below.. it's pre-embossed paper made by KI Memories, here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bugg-y Blog Hop!!

I am SOOO excited for today- It's Tiddly Ink's FIRST Bugg-y Blog hop!!

If you're hopping along, you should have arrived from Lissa's blog..

Our hop starts at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog and ends with Betty Boo, but you will definitely want to see all the cards in between. Three lucky commenters/bloggers will be eligible to win prizes, ranging from a yummy scrap pack from Betty Boo to gift certificates from Tiddly Inks. So be sure to leave some lovin' with all fabulous blogs! The winners will be announced May 10th!

I used Cherry Bugg for my card, colored her in some fun bright colors to go with those yummy cupcakes she has to share!
Cherry Bugg Cupcake

Cherry Bugg
- Cherry Bugg (Tiddly Inks); Cupcakes (A Muse Stamps)
- Circle & Labels 3 nestabilities
- Ink: Printer, Versafine Onyx Black, white gel pen,
- Copics: G01, BG02, BG05, C1, C3, E000, E00, E11, E21, E25, E27, E29, R01, R7, R37, R39, R46, RV00, RV02, Y21, Y23, Y35, W00, W3
- Other: ribbon, string, button, gems

You're next stop is Tammy's Blog- here's the order for the hop in case you should get side-tracked!
Lysa <-- You are here :)
Amy Y.
and last be certainly not least!
Betty Boo

Thanks for hopping by!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Birthday D & D!

Second post today... please see my TGF Scrapbook post here too!

Today is my twin nephew & niece's 4th birthday! (WOW! I can't believe they're already 4!!)

You may remember this card I made awhile ago (post here):
Fantastic 4

I just had to make a pretty girly YELLOW ballerina card for his sister... (Yes, her favorite color is yellow and not pink!) But I just had to add a bit of pink and sparkle to Ballerina Anya's tiara!
Birthday Ballerina Girl

Ballerina Anya
- Ballerina Anya (The Greeting Farm); Birthday Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Scallop Circle nestabilities
- Sizzix Floral flourishes embossing folder
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, white gel pen
- Copics: E000, E00, E21, E50, E51, E53, E55, R01, Y11, Y15, Y17
- Other: Ribbon, button, gems, American Crafts thickers (#4), stickles

Happy Birthday D & D!