Saturday, May 30, 2009

NEW Copic Creations challenge for June 1st! Gina K. "Friendship Blooms"

Here are my TWO cards...yes TWO for the new challenge over at Copic Creations. We are using Gina K stamps to make a card with an object that is "glass" or "white" or "transparent". I made two...wasnt sure which one I should post. Truth be told,...I had been reading Marianne Walker's blog and wanted to try a few different ideas. Plus , I was so excited that Gina K was sponsoring this challenge and couldnt wait to use my new set!! The first card is pretty basic with the cb white dp and ms punch. The white flower I actually LEFT white and just shaded around it with my C1 or cool gray. The light source is coming from the right side so there is where I just shaded a little with my Y21, buttercup yellow and I also sponged a little summer sun ink pad from SU. I hand drew the shadow with a pencil of all things...dont know if that is something I would recommend tho... then the glass just has a hint of the boo, frost blue here and there along with the y21 buttercup to show a little light coming thru and a shadow. The leaves are bg93 green gray and a little yg11 mignonette. The best thing to do is to visit Marianne Walker's site because she has a TON of GREAT tutorials! Next is another flower vase from this very same set using a dp from DCWV called purple flower photo...whew...go figure! Ha! Ha! I used the same yellows for the flowers adding vo6 for the little lavender buds and e93 tearose with rv13 tender pink for the roses. The pitcher is outlined in the b00 frost blue then I dragged it a little with my blender, then used the c1 and a little y21 for the light source. I took Suzanne Dean's advice and bought one of those white extra fine poster paint "sharpies" and put a few lines on the "glass". Suzanne ALSO has GREAT tutorials! Wow..I feel like I could be her "BFF" with her not even knowing!!! Lololol The rest of the deets would include this cool daisy punch from EK success bought at Michaels and spellbinders dies. WHEW...WHAT A LONG POST!! :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NEW..ODBD JUNE.."Quiet Waters" and "Ask, Seek, Knock"

Howdy! Here is a sneak peek look at 2 cards made with 2 new sets that will be released over at Our Daily Bread designs June 1st! "Ask, Seek, Knock" is a set of 4 stamps. There is this gorgeous door image and 3 verses to go with it! I thought that this door is so stunning...(wish it were my front door at home!) could make a very simple card look awesome! The dp I found is called "brick wall"..(whooda guessed it) by Paper pizazz. Dont know why but I really love this . :) I colored the image with my copics and the rest is simple. The next set called "Quiet Waters" is a set of 4. Again the image and 3 verses. I felt a little "shabby chickish" and put this dp together with papers from bg Porcelain pad and the sticker page that goes with it. BTW, this dp and a TON of others can also be purchased at the ODBD web store. I colored the image with copics again and distressed with some sewing. Hope you all had a very nice Memorial day wkend! The weather here in little Hinckley Ohio was soooooo ourstanding! More like UNBELIEVABLE for this past holiday weekend! Sunny and breezy and I got alot done! YIPPPPEEEE! TFL... :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New! God's Window..from.."Janlynn"

Got home from my little vacation out west to find my NEW stamp in the mail! I couldnt wait to get my hands on this one from a craft company called "Janlynn". I found some really cute stamps at their site : and thought this would be appropriate for my sister who I stayed with. She loves lavender and is making some important decisions right now in her life with God's help! Hope she likes this! The dp is memory box sprout, flowers are hero arts and petaloo flora doodles. Punches are ms and ek success. I colored in with copics and su markers along with a little glitter and popping up the doors on the windows! tfl!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Copic Creations! "Blonde hair challenge"..

If you havent visited the new Copic creations blog yet you should! There are great challenges to get you to use your Copics and links to tutorials for help. OH...AND...there is always some GREAT BLOG CANDY to give away! Here is my card...know why she is laughing?

Neither do I ! But I think it is a secret! There are quite a few colors that can be used for blonde hair and here are the ones I used : Y08, Yoo, Y17 , Y21 and a blender. Oh, and I used E33 (sand) to line a little. DP is BG, Marrakech and the sentiment....AHHHH ...that sentiment...he he he he he....I bought it at Guadalupe's Rubber stamp store in Sante Fe, New Mexico. As a matter of fact, when you read this I should be in New Mexico once again visiting with my crazy sisters!

Have a GREAT WEEKEND! tfl! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Just for fun...A buggy card! :)

Just for fun...a quick card using the Crate paper, lemon grass dp. "Bug " is a Fiskars punch I got as a gift! Ha! I thought it appropriate to snap the pic outside! Hope this brings a smile to your face! tfl!

Monday, May 11, 2009

vintage God Bless more :)

Had to get this vintage out of my one more time with this set from Our Daily Bread. Dp is vintage looking to begin with from Creative Imaginations..the ribbon bought at JoAnns and I just sponged it with Distress walnut stain bought at ODBD. Punches are MS and the blue mesh stuff I had bought at a garage sale long time ago. tfl! :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Abraham Lincoln..from God Bless America..ODBD


Me and my dh looking all happy to be at the Art museum! ha!

Holly, Jami and me! fun! :)The fireworks were GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

Feeling a little patriotic? Well her is another take from Our Daily Bread designs..God Bless America. Simple but WELL SAID.. Hope you all had as nice a Mother's day as I! Here is a pic of us at the Indians game this past Friday two daughters. Today for mother's day we went to the Cleveland Art dh promised to take me and my big kids even went! Then afterwards..dinner in little Italy...YUMMY! We stopped along the way at some pretty cool little shops...had a blast! dh doesnt look real pleased in the pic! ha ha hah a!!! :) Have a GREAT week!

Friday, May 8, 2009

"I took my dogs to Starbucks last night"......God Bless America was written all over the store fronts!

I took my dogs to Starbucks last night....everywhere I looked I saw a Patriotic theme..and this is what I came home and made.....the dp is Moxie and I pulled out my little envelope template I bought ages ago from SU. I have had this glittery grass stuffed away for quite a while too. The sentiment is again from a new release over at Our Daily Bread designs called none other then "God Bless America!". Tonight, I am going to a Cleveland Indians game! Yes!!! It is FIREWORKS night too! My dd gets tickets because she happens to work for a family member who OWNS the Indians team..need I say more?? :) What a way to start the weekend! tfl!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

God Bless America! ODBD...New for May..another look...

Here is another look at one of the NEW sets being released at ODBD just in time for Memorial day. The dp is Moxxie...The Red White & Blue. These are not my colors however, I thought this is what the eagle needed! :) I wanted him to really look PATRIOTIC!

The little red tab I also stamped with another stamp new from ODBD this month..The Pledge of Allegiance. The word "indivisible" showed up and I thought that was quite appropriate. Ofcourse here I go again with the punches!! LOVE EM!! LOLOLOL tfl!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Pledge of Allegiance...NEW FOR MAY from ODBD...

Here is a card I made with a new release for May from Our Daily Bread designs. The pledge says it all.....One nation under God...God accepts EVERYONE....

The dp is a cool paper from Creative Imaginations and I used SU linen thread and a Prima flower. Punches are MS. Simple but the truth.....God Bless! tfl! :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stampavie, Leere' Aldrich..Going places..

I got this cute stamp from 7 Kids! I made the card for my sister whom I will be visiting mid month in New Mexico! I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers...Big Family! I love going out there to visit, however, I would not want to leave my country home here in OH for anything! I may be nuts but love the 4 seasons!! Yes...even the dreaded snow! This is my first card using acrylic paper..hope u can tell from this pic. The dp is BG and image is colored with Copics! I also painted some paper glaze on the car to make it shiny. Sentiment is computer generated and the punches are EK and SU. TFL!!! :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Our Daily Bread...One Nation Under release #2 for May..

WHEW, Lotta posts for today...catching up with the new release sets from Our Daily Bread designs. If you are looking for the Copic Creations challenge for May 1st, scroll down. :) This card is from another new set for May from ODBD just in time for Memorial day...or ..well....ANY DAY! Ofcourse I choose this says EVERYTHING.....

The sunflower is a spellbinder die and the lace is from Walmart. DP is a scrap I had left from a while back so I am not sure of the name. :( tfl!