Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010!! NEW Copic Creations Challenge and A NEW DT for "Shirley's 2 Girls"!!

Here we go!! Happy New Year and I am wishing you ALL many many Blessings for 2010!! I am sooooo excited to announce that I am a NEW DT member for "Shirley's 2 Girls"! Yep, they got a new crew for the new year and I am just hoping to be able to keep up with the FAB talent! Check out the new DT blogs on the side list of my blog! MEANWHILE...Copic Creations has a NEW challenge for Jan 1!! Coloring fur! Animal fur that is!! SQUIGGLE FLY is the sponsor this time and they are offering up some YUMMY blog candy as a prize so check out the Copic Creations Blog for info and enjoy what the other dt members did! My image is called "Snuggle Buddies" and I think it is ADORABLE! I used W1, Y21 and 23 for the kitty and E00, 31, 33,35 and 37 for the dog. I did some sewing and used my MS punch and some brads from Archivers. Also, for more instruction and help check out Marianne Walker's blog for ALL kinds of info on coloring fur. tfl!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Few of my Christmas cards..

Been so busy and just wanted to do a short post with a few more "takes" on some of my favorite Christmas images to send! Most I have posted already ..however this "Santa relaxing" is from "StretchNBubbles" designs HERE. Check it out for some cute new images this coming New Year! tfl! Hope you get done what you need to this week!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rubbernecker GQ Polar Bear

Quick post today: Yet ANOTHER Christmas card. This is Polar Bear from Rubbernecker stamps. I think I will send him to my brother! He kinda looks like him! he he he he...hope my sisters arnt reading this! Really..I LOVE my big brother and my sisters! I used the K & Co. Winter Wonderland dp again..and my MS punches with my Copics. Happy Wednesday Hump Day! tfl!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Copic Creations Dec 15th challenge- coloring Pine Trees

Yep, It's December 15th already folks! Every year I seem to "count down" right about now... How come I never get done what I want? Well atleast if you get over to the Copic Creations blog you can see some gorgeous eye candy! The challenge is coloring Pine Trees and House Mouse is the sponsor with a $25.00 dollar gift cert! Woooo Hoooo!! These cards are so darn cute for this challenge I just cant stand it! I just sat here shaking my head at them. Marianne Walker has a GREAT tutorial over on her blog to look at for help. Check it out HERE. I was coloring right along with her on the pine using G14, G17 and G28. My mouse image is called "Mice Star" and he is colored with E31 and E33. The tattered little star is Y21,23 and E33 with a touch of Yo2 I think. The "glow" is Y00. Background is BG000 and I made some cloud forms (hard to see) with torn paper and the same BG000. The sentiment was computer generated. DP is K&Co. Winter Wonderland (love this) and the cool glitter button is American crafts Elements. Good wishes to all this week and hope you all get your preparations in order for the FAST coming holidays ahead!! tfl!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"StretchNBubbles" Tree with Heart

Here is a really cute digi-stamp that I got from "StretchNBubbles" digi stamp store. It is called Tree with Heart and it was FREE! Yep..get on this blog peeps!! Check out the cute digis and see the freebies!! I paper pieced the tree and sewed over it with my gold thread again. The dp is old...sorry..called Fruit Medley I think. I grabbed some other scraps and embossed "peace"...tfl!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

GUEST DT member for "Shirley's 2 Girls"

Thankyou! Thankyou!! THANK YOU TO "Shirley's 2 Girls"!!!!!

Wooo Hooo! Lil ol me is guest designer for "Shirley's 2 Girls" this week! I got the challenge early and this cute image - "I'm in a Holiday..Kind of Mood!" ha ha! This is a sketch challenge with a "twist"! The "twist" is to add some glitter or bling. I dont GOTTA ASK ME THAT TWICE! he he he.. :) I colored this chick up with Copics and used a white poster paint Sharpie to add some snow dots. I sewed with some gold thread and added some stick on gems for a Christmas light look. Then..used my MS border punches and the pine punch for the top right. I sewed over them again for a Christmas tree look. The dp is BG from last years pad and HERE is where you can snag this sweet image to color up your own Holiday chick! :) If you have still not seen the Shirley's 2 Girls site you should give it a look. They are going ALL DIGITAL! I need to get in the Christmas mood like her!! Take a look at the S2G challenges and get in on the fun! On December 13th over at SNR, Shirley's 2 Girls is also offering up a FREE DIGI! All you have to do is be a member of the group to get it . Dont forget that NOT only are they going digital , but their REMAINING stamp sets are 45% OFF!! tfl and keep warm while you are out there "getting in that Holiday Mood!!" Copics used: R24,27,29,59- Y00,02,06,08- G00,02,07-BG000,02,15- Y21 and E31 hair- YR31,23,24 and W1. Now, before you go and look at all the cute things the dt has to offer..I thought I would also mention that S2G is having a DT call...Now..wouldnt it be fun to color these fun images ALL the time??? :)


Anne=guest dt member

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sweet Snowman

This is "Sweet Snowman" by Penny Black. I am trying like crazy to get more Christmas cards done! Time sure flys and I want to do alot of different ones this year so hope that I can accomplish that! Dp is K & Co. , Winter Wonderland and it is just gorgeous. I colored this guy with Copics..and used CB folder and an EK border punch. The ribbon is from my LCS and the snowflake was in a small pack also at my LCS. Truthfully, I colored this a while ago so I am not sure what all Copic colors I used. But, the outline on the Santa is C1 and BG000. The background blue is also the BG000 plus BGO2, and BG15. Colder weather is coming and here comes Winter!! tfl and have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

NEW COPIC CREATIONS challenge for Dec 1 with a prize from Whipper Snapper designs! YAY!

Over at Copic Creations the new challenge is SNOW..or Snow Men. I picked this adorable Penny Black stamp called "here comes Christmas". I think Snow is a pretty easy job to color and I only had to outline with 2 Copics. C1 and Boo. Actually if you check out the other dt members you will see similar choices. The sky here is B93,95 and 97. Too bad that isnt the weather here...AHEM.. The red bow is R24 and R29 and ..E00 and E93 for the hedgehog faces. Package is YR12 and YR24. I used a MS punch and an EK. Silver stickles were added on the little Christmas lights. ALSO..this month WHIPPER SNAPPER is sponsoring us and they are giving away an AWESOME prize! Check out the CC blog and give it a try! Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Shirley's 2 Girls: sketch challenge and a DT call

Here's my card for the new sketch challenge over at Shirley's 2 Girls! The "twist" is to paper piece somewhere on the card. Love this Christmas Cheer girl! I got her from one of their FREE digi-nights! ALSO..Shirley's 2 Girls is having a DT call! So..take a look at the CUTE images they have and have a go at it! :) GOOD NEWS! They are also going ALL-DIGITAL which is immediate GRATIFICATION! ha ha! Nothing like getting your purchase right away!! DP here is Making Memories FA LA LA..and I colored her with Copics. The gold snowflakes were from a reduced bin at Michaels. Sentiment was computer generated tho S2G has one that goes with this..I didnt have it. tfl!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Guest DT for Copic Color Challenge #41

OKAY..Love my COPICS! So..yes ..I was excited to color for the Copic Color Challenge blog #41 as a Guest designer. Here is my card using the colors E29, YR16 and G99. Fall was on my mind when I found out these were the colors we were using. I colored up this sweet "Farmers Riley and Sophie" image and used my Cosmo Cricket Earth Love dp pad. I think this is really fitting for the Thanksgiving holiday!! Yummo Pie!! I am especially grateful this Thanksgiving because my son just called me from Charlotte (where he lives) to tell me he is engaged to be married!! I love his girlfriend and cant wait for the wedding! This is my FIRST (out of 4) to be married and THIS mom is pretty happy and sentimental at the same time..... SO..I thank God for this wonderful gift and wish you all a very HAPPY Thanksgiving!

Blessings to you! :)

Winter Chair...Shirley's 2 Girls

Here is my card for the challenge over at Shirley's 2 Girls.

This sweet image is called "Winter Chair" and I actually won it from a blog challenge!! Just got it in the mail and I HAD to ink it up! The dp I used is BG and colored with my Copics. If you havent been over to their store in a while , check it out! They have a ton of new "digis" that are totally cute! Copics used: B93,95,97 E11,13,15 and W1

Monday, November 23, 2009

A "Beary Big Delivery" "Gruffies"

This is "Biggly and Baby" -the "Gruffies" on the road with their Christmas delivery ! Hope they make it before the roads get too bad!

Dp used is Jillibean-soup (kraft) and I used Copics to color. MS snowflake punch and sentiment computer generated. Happy Monday...busy week for everyone I guess..gettin ready for the Turkey day! tfl!

Friday, November 20, 2009

InStyle stamps -Club Anime Color Challenge

This is "Daisy" from InStyle stamps a digital download. Their "Club Anime" is having a color challenge and I thought I would join in!

The colors we were to use are : coral/salmon, Kiwi green and brown. I have had this cute little "Daisy" and thought it was time to color her up! Dp is Scribble Scrabble, ribbons from my lcs and ofcourse Copics! Hair: Yoo, 21, 23 and 24...Shirt: G40, 82 AND 94...Pants: YR02, 07 and 18...Flower:BV00, 02 and 04.. Not much action on here cuz this little girls eyes and my sentiment say it all! :) Have a GREAT weekend!...LOVE FRIDAYS!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2 Fall Cards..before we loose this gorgeous season!

Since Fall is my favorite time of the year I feel like it goes by WAY too fast. Most all the leaves are down here and I want to take in every gorgeous view before the snow flies! I do love living where there is 4 seasons but Fall is my favorite! I colored up these 2 Lockhart stamp images and put them on cards yesterday. I dont know which is my favorite ! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I better quit coloring and start planning my menu and cleaning! :) tfl! Dp on candle K & Co. ancestry..the leaves are felt stick ons and the little star from a lcs. cb, diamond plate. Wreath: dp is K & Co. evergreen mat pack, EK border and MS punches, sentiment computer generated.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Shirley's 2 Girls sketch challenge 33

Here's my take on the sketch challenge for Shirley's 2 Girls. I got the image as a freebie from the blog! This is different for me because if there is one thing I am NOT.. it is pink and brown. and brown was screaming at me when I looked at this darling image! When growing up my mother would always ask us what kind of cake we wanted on our birthday and I remember telling her I wanted a tiered cake like a wedding cake! She made me one with little people on each tier! Might have even been my brother's cowboys and indians..not sure..but I LOVED it! This dp is SEI, Jolie Chocolat and ofcourse I colored it up with SEVERAL Copics. Also, the "twist" on this challenge was to use wire somewhere on your card. The punch is one of my new MS punches and I used sparkle stickles! The cake is popped up and hope that you can tell by looking..maybe I should have popped it up another layer..oh well.. tfl! :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Copic Creations challenge *Coloring Gold

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Check it out! Over at Copic Creations the new challenge for November 15th is coloring gold. The sponsor with the "Goods" :) or" blog candy " this time is "I Brake For Stamps". I was at their store for the LONGEST time...whew!! Lotta very coool images to choose from! This is called "Fairy Princess" #316. I thought her crown and wings should be golden since she had a wonderful message to send! I used Y00, Y11, Y17, Y26 and a touch of E31. These colors seemed to blend so nicely and I think they may be my new favs! Her dress is B00, B32, B34, B37 and B39. Hair is Y21 and E13. Go see what the other dt members did and seriously..check out this awesome stamp store.."I Brake for Stamps" wont be dissapointed! BTW..need a tutorial for coloring gold?? Go Here! :) Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Have a "Purrfect" day!

My girlfriend has SIX cats! Yikes!! Yep, she was suppose to give them away and the "new parents" backed out. So, cuz of her big heart she kept them all! I made this birthday card for her. This is a really cute set from Penny Black called Purrfect Day and I gotta tell ya..I love it. I colored with my Copics: E13, YR31, YR23, YR24 and Y26. The dp is Cosmo Cricket , Earth Love and I find myself using it ALOT. Also used my new MS pine punch and Fiskars bird . Have a great weekend and "Friday the 13th"!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MFT "Baby it's Cold Outside"

I bought this absolutely ADORABLE set from MFT last year and can you believe I just inked it up for the first time today?? Something about this image I have always loved! DP is BG Eskimo Kisses and I used my CB folder and MS punches. Easy Peasy!! Colored with my favorite Copics I am happy to whip out a cute " quickie " that I can use for Christmas!

Thanks for looking! :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A "Swirl of Holly" by Tara Reed and JANLYNN STAMPS

Gettin ready for Christmas with this image from Tara Reed called "Swirl of Holly" available over at JANLYNN . I was thinking I could stamp a thank you on the inside and use it like that too! DP is "Holly on Green" from Paper Pizazz and I used my snowflake CB folder then sewed the snowflake stitch with my machine. I had just got this new EK scroll punch and instead of using it as a border I just used the punched out pieces. Lastly I colored with a few green Copics and popped up some of the leaves. Also..I got ALOT of emails concerning my stamps I was selling while cleaning out my stamp room. So I have sold quite a few already. I am still planning on listing what is left here on my blog. thanks for visiting my blog and have a good week! :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Short Post... :)

Cleaning out my craft room...stay tuned for stamp sets for sale. I will list them on my blog. Just in time for the Holidays! They are ODBD, SU and several others! Slightly used in great shape! Shoot me an email if you are interested or just leave me a message here. :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

MOJO 111 Christmas Dreams by artist Paula Best

DD the woman in "Anchor Man" the movie ! he he..

Heres my card for Mojo 111. Paula Best is one of my VERY favorite artists ever! She is extremely talented and I could just stare at her images 4 ever. Here is her site..enjoy! I colored with Copics and the dp is Graphic 45, Christmas past collection and some not Quite Navy from SU.

tfl! :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Shirleys 2 Girls sketch challenge

This was a FREE digi over at "Shirley's 2 Girls"challenge site. I had to laugh when I saw it cuz she is so cute..reminds me of Christmas Eve after the company The challenge is a sketch with a twist. Their challenges always have a "twist". This one in particular gave the sketch and asked us to use something "soft" like flower soft..thats what I used, Polar white flower soft. Dp is K & CO. and the border is a MS pine needles punch. I used my Sharpie poster paint pen for the white dots and colored with my COPICS. Oh, and I thought she would look cute with a wing! :) tfl!