Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Gorjuss Thanks

I have amassed quite a few cards in the year or two that I've been making them and I finally realize that I don't give out nearly as many as I make.  I don't want to stop making them, but I don't want to have to store them in boxes taking up precious space (that could be used for more crafty supplies ;D), so I've decided to try something new.  Instead of making a full card, I just made a card front.  I figure, I can go back later and add it to a plain card base if I find someone to give it to.  Until then, I may store them in a photo album or something... that part is still to be determined.

So to try out my new plan, I created a card for the latest MarkerPop challenge: Dark Colors.

I actually colored her twice - once in dark blue then in dark teal.  All because I wanted to use this paper from Authentique!  Next time I pick the paper before I start coloring!

Have a great weekend,


STAMPS - Gorjuss Little Foxes; Casual Fridays Big Thanks
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark
PAPER - Authentique Celebrate collection; Copic XPress it
COPICS - Hair: C5, C7, C9, 100; Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13; Clothes: BG72, BG75, BG78, R39, R89, C0, C1, C3; Foxes: E15, E18, E29, E57, E89, E35
OTHER - Black Embosing Powder, Corner Rounder

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Elf Christmas

I love the movie Elf.  It's become a must see every Christmas.  So when I saw Some Odd Girls' Elf Kaylee, I had to color her up.

I kept the colors pretty traditional with a little pop of blue on the one patterned paper.  I colored Kaylee with Copics, adhered her on top of the patterned 'flags', added some piercing in the corners, a few green pearls, and an embossed Paper Smooches sentiment.

I've been practicing my Copic coloring, I still hate coloring with reds, but I LOVE how she turned out!!

She'll be playing along with the following challenges:
Some Odd Girl December Challenge
MarkerPop #12

Thanks for stopping by,


STAMPS - Some Odd Girl Elf Kaylee, Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
INK - Versamark
PAPER - Basic Grey Aspen Frost, Stampin' Up! Old Olive
COPICS - Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13; Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57; Eyes: G43, G21, G46; Clothes: R24, E15, E18, YG61, YG63, YG67, C1, 0
OTHER - Green Pearls from Want2Scrap, white embossing powder, Doodlebug Christmas Twine, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Up! Mat Pack

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hol-ODD-day Hop

Today I'm sharing a tag that I created for the Some Odd Girl 3rd Annual Hol-ODD-day Hop

And here it is:

I wanted to make a tag and thought the penguin from the Warm Wishes Tia set would be perfect.  I colored the penguin with my copics then paper pieced his hat and the gift.

I'm also entering this into the SOG December Sketch Challenge and CAS-ual Fridays #80 - Gift Tags.

To see all of the other fun projects in the hop, visit the SOG site here.  The hop goes from the 3rd through the 6th.  I can't wait to see all of the great things listed!

Thanks for stopping by,


STAMP - SOG Warm Wishes Tia
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black
COPICS - C3, C5, C7, C9, W00, W1, W3, Y35, Y38
PAPER - Basic Grey Aspen Frost 6x6 pad, Stampin' Up! Real Red Cardstock
OTHER - miscellaneous tapes from the stash, EK Success Postage Edge Punch, Starform transparent glitter stickers, Icicles Stickles, Black and White Enamel Accents, Tim Holtz Tinsel Twine

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tis the Season

And here's my card:

I made to go along with a few challenges:
Some Odd Girl Novemember

Thanks for stopping by,


STAMP - Some Odd Girl Warm Wishes Tia
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black
COPICS - Skin: E00, E01, E11; Hair: E35, E37, E29; Clothes: G82, YG63, G94, R39, R59, R89, C1, C3, C5; Gifts: G03, G19, R29; Shading: C1, C3, C5, C7, 0; Jingle Bells - Spica Buttermilk
PAPER - Authentique Festive 6x6 paper pad, Stampin' Up! Old Olive card stock
OTHER - Authentique Festive Details, 3/8" and 1/4" Corner Chompers, Pop Dots

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Greeting Farm Christmas

I've been super busy the last couple of weeks preparing to sell some things at a local craft fair.  I think I finally have it all ready so I decided to create something for a couple of challenges.  Here's my card:

I used the sketch from the Greeting Farm's Double Take Tuesdays and I colored on something other than white for MarkerPop's tenth challenge.  It was definitely a challenge coloring on the kraft cardstock!

Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPS - The Greeting Farm's Anya Scarves; AmyR's Handy Christmas Greetings
INK - Memento Rich Cocoa; Versamark
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and Real Red; Miscellaneous Christmas patterned paper
COPICS - Skin - E000, E00, E11; Hair - E71, E74, E77; Clothes - R39, R59, R89, G16, G19, G46, Shadow - W1, W3, W5
OTHER - KaiserCraft Rhinestone, EK Success Postage Border Punch,  1 3/8" circle punch, Fancy Label Punch, White Embossing Powder, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, Martha Stewart Glitter Marker, Corner Chomper

Monday, November 5, 2012

Chummy Christmas Tags

Just popping in quickly today to share a set of tags I made with the Paper Smooches Chilly Chums set (love all of the chums sets!!) and the Christmas Sampler set -


The background tags were inked with Festive Berries and Evergreen Boughs Distress Inks.  Then I stamped some snowflakes in Versamark and embossed with Stampin' Up!'s Irradescent Ice Powder.  I colored the images with my Copics, added some liquid pearls and black enamel.  Popped the images and sentiments up on the tag.  And finished it off with a simple white ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas in a Hurricane

Well, the impending arrival of hurricane Sandy is showing with the incredible rain we're getting right now.  Since I'm not braving the storm to go out today, I thought I'd use this opportunity to make another Christmas card (especially before I lose electricity!!).  And I chose to use CAS-ual Fridays' challenge as my inspiration this week:

I kept it super simple.  Using the kraft colored card stock, I scored a couple of lines about an inch apart and then embossed the outsides in my Cuttlebug.  Stamped the sentiment, a couple of snowflakes, and added some gems.  Pretty simple!

Have a great week!


STAMPS - Just Rite Stamps Large Fancy Holiday Collection
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake
OTHER - Swirls embossing folder, Kaiser Craft rhinestones, Embossing Board

Friday, October 19, 2012

Finger Print Love

Play Date Cafe is celebrating their third anniversary this week so I wanted to play along in honor of the big event :)  Here's the color story for this week:

I realized this week that I have a TON of ink pads... more than I thought I had.  So I thought instead of stamping an image and coloring it in (like so many of my cards seem to have lately), why not use some ink pads that match.  So that's what I did, but I couldn't use any old stamp.  I had to use my thumb :D

I kept it pretty simple.  Stamped my thumbs in each of the three colors, added a sentiment, distressed the edge of the main panel then adhered it to matching cardstocks.  I didn't have paper that matched the bluish purple or the red, so I used the same ink pads to color a sheet of white cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!


INK - Memento Paris Dusk, Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler and Rich Razzleberry
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry, Neenah Solar White
STAMPS - Paper Smooches Word Salad

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Another SOG Christmas

I'm still on a Christmas card kick :) I normally don't get started this early, but I just can't seem to stop.  So here's my latest:

I colored Kaylee's hair, skin, and stockings then I paper pieced the rest.  I added a little glossy accents to the ornament. I popped her up on some foam adhesive before adding her to the card front.

I heat embossed some ribbon with the sentiment and added that at the bottom of the panel.  Then I popped the whole panel onto the final red card base.

And I did the inside to match (just minus the foam adhesive):

Pretty! Sparkly!  And playing along with two challenges this week:

SOG October Sketch Challenge              and MarkerPop #9 - Paper Piecing

Have a great day!


STAMPS - Some Odd Girl's Tree Trimming Kaylee, Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler and Amy R's Handy Christmas Greetings
PAPER - Jillbean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach 6x6 pad and Stampin' Up! Real Red cardstock
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, and Versamark
COPICS - Hair: YR14, E15, E18; Skin: E50, E51, E53, E55, R20; Eyes: G21, G46; Stockings and Paper Piece Shading: W00, W0, W1, W2; Belt: R39
OTHER - Foam Adhesive, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Up! Real Red Ribbon; Zing Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

Monday, October 8, 2012

Chirstmas Gift TIn

Well I'm still on my Christmas card kick, but today I decided to step it up a little and make some gift packaging.  My husband recently got a new wallet that came in this tin:

I couldn't through it out so I knew it would be perfect for this project.  I ended up with this final product:

I can't wait to figure out what's getting wrapped in this one :D

I'm playing along with:
TGF Farm Fresh Fridays - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
MarkerPop#8 - Oldies but Goodies: my oldest markers are some in the E family, so I colored her hair and skin using those markers.
Young Crafters Unite #14 - Learning is Fun: Copic coloring is one of my favorite techniques and I'm always trying to improve

Have a great week!


STAMP: The Greeting Farms Beanie Anya
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black
PAPER: My Minds Eye Merry Christmas; Stampin' Up! Old Olive
OTHER: Recycled tin; Stampin' Up! Real Red Ribbon; Copic Markers

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Merry Christmas Pixie

Happy Saturday!!  I've been on a Christmas card kick lately - guess I'm just trying to get lots of cards ready so I can settle on our official cards for the season.  Today, I came up with this fairly simple one -

And I mimicked the front layout on the inside - 

I'm entering this one into the following challenges:

MarkerPop#7 - Color Something

Have a great rest of the weekend!


STAMPS - CC Designs Swiss Pixie Gretel; Amy R Big Christmas Wishes; Amy R Handy Christmas Greetings
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla; My Minds Eye Merry Days of Christmas 6x6 pad
COPICS - Hair - E35, E37, E29; Skin - E00, E01, E11; Clothes - R37, R39, R59, YG61, YG63, G94
OTHER - White Embossing Powder, Sizzix Fancy Labels Dies, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Up! Mat Pack, Icicle Stickles, Stampin' Up! Neutrals Brads, Corner Chomper

Friday, September 21, 2012

Color Throwdown Happy Birthday

I know someone who has a birthday this weekend so I decided to use the colors from this week's Color Throwdown to create a card for him.

Here's the card I came up with:

And here's the inside:

Short and sweet ;)

Thanks for stopping by,

STAMPS - Stampin' Up! Border Banter, Smarty Pants, and Happiest Birthday Wishes
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
INK - Stampin' Up! Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo
OTHER - Tim Holtz edge distresser and finger daubers

Monday, September 17, 2012

Some Odd Christmas

I'm playing along with this month's Some Odd Girl Sketch Challenge.  Here's the sketch:

I decided to rotate it 90 degrees and came up with this Christmas Card:

Looks like the glossy accents wasn't quite dry enough yet!

I decorated the inside using the same papers and the same sketch (there's a few less strips of scallops because I didn't want the inside to be too bulky):

Have a great week!


STAMPS - Some Odd Girl Tree Trimming Kaylee and Amy R's Handy Christmas Greetings
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and My Minds Eye the Merry Days of Christmas
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black
OTHER - Scallop die by Sweet & Sassy, Corner Chompers, Stampin' Up! White Satin ribbon, Jute twine, and mini jingle bells, Glossy Accents, brads from stash, and yellow Glaze pen

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Petitte Floral Thank You

It's been a while since I've played along with the Lawnscaping Challenge, but I had to play along with this week's sketch challenge:

I followed the sketch almost exactly, but I flipped it 180 degreees and put the strip/circle at the bottom -

I stamped three of the flowers from Lawn Fawn's Petitte Florals set with a white craft ink on black cardstock.  Then I used three shades of red and a green prismacolors to color them in.I put some polka dot washi tape on a strip of black.  Then I heat embossed the LF thank you and added a pierced white scallop behind it.  I mounted it on a white card base then added a few rhinestones to the center of the largest flowers.

I love how the prismacolors pop on the black... great look!  And since I embossed the sentiment, I'm also playing along with CAS-ual Fridays embossing challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by.


STAMPS - Lawn Fawn Petitte Florals and Thank You 
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Basic Black and Neenah Solar White
INK - Versamark, Stampin' Up! Whisper White Craft Ink
OTHER - Prismacolors, White embossing powder, rhinestones

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

White Out

I decided to ink up a stamp from The Greeting Farm and play along with the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge this week.  The challenge is to only use white (except for the image which can be colored).  Since I could only use white, I dug out some embossing folders that I liked and some border punches, and then a little glitter, all to end with this little beauty:

When it came to coloring in Beanie Anya, I decided to add in MarkerPop's weekly challenge of yellow.  I didn't want ALL of her clothes to be yellow so I added in some maroon and teal.  I recently started a mini art journal which right now consists of a bunch of pages using mists, distress inks, and stencils/templates.  The very first page in my book (which was probably the last one I worked on!) is one of my favorites and is where my color combo for Anya came from.  I used Aged Mahogany, Peacock Feathers, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks for this page:

And I'll leave you with a close up of the image:

Have a great week!


STAMP - The Greeting Farm's Beanie Anya
PAPER - Copic Xpress it Blending CardStock and Office Max White CardStock
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black
COPICS - Hair - E35, E37, E29; Skin - E00, E01, E02, E11, R01; Clothes - Y13, Y15, Y35, Y38, R39, R56, R59, BG10, BG23, BG57, BG49
OTHER - Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder, Fiskars Dotted Scallop Punch, Glitter Ritz Warm Highlight Microfine Glitter, Pearls from the stash, Corner Chomper

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Spinner

Have you seen the color combo at colourQ this week??

I love the combo (and the owl comforter inspiration is super cute as well!).  I just so happen to need a masculine birthday card and thought these colors were great.  As I got started, I decided to turn it into a tag instead of a full card, so here it is:

I took the birthday spinner from SU!'s Take a Spin set and colored it with markers then stamped it.  I didn't have a gray marker so I had used black, but I didn't like the dark color mixed in with the grean and teal, so I went over it all with a VersaMarker and embossed it with some silver powder... much better!  The spinner itself was a bronze color so while I had the silver embossing powder out, I coated the hardware so it matched the gameboard.  The base, that the twine is wrapped around, is a coaster that I covered with some black fabric tape.  I wanted it to have that game board feel. :)

On the back, I kept it simple.  I used another SU! stamp and the same markers as I had on the front.  Pretty straightforward.  

Here's a  closer pic of the front:

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps - Stampin' Up! Take a Spin and Bring on the Cake
Ink - Stampin' Up! Markers in Gumball Green and Taken with Teal; VersaMarker
Paper - Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Other - Stampin' Up! Game Spinners; Silver Embossing Powder; Stone Twine from the Twinery; coaster; 7 Gypsies Gaffer Tape; silver brads; Rock Candy Distress Stickles; Cropadile

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lime Splashed Thanks

I've been super busy around the house lately (cleaning things up and reorganizing... fun times!) so I've been out of my crafts space for far too long.  I decided I was due some real fun so took a break from all of the house work to play along with a couple challenges.

Here's the card I came up with:

Seems pretty simple, right?  It took FOREVER because I had problems with the white chevron piece.  I don't know what it was, but I just couldn't get the image stamped and embossed to my liking.  I think I repeated it five times before I finally got this one.  The black card base is the same image stamped then embossed with clear embossing powder to give a little pop to the background with out being overwhelming.

And a view of the inside:

The challenges I'm playing along with are:

Well I guess I've procrastinated long enough... back to the grind!

Thanks for stopping by,


STAMPS: Hero Arts Chevron Background and Paper Smooches Word Salad
INK: Versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: Stampin' Up! Basic Black and Lucky Limeade; Neenah Solar White
OTHER: Stampin' Up! In Color 2011-2013 Brads; Zing Clear Embossing Powder, Zing Black Embossing Powder; Tag Punch