Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NEW Copic Creations challenge!!

C. C. Designs,

Halloween Kitty

Woo Hoo!! Time for a new challenge from Copic Creations ! All That Scraps is sponsoring this new challenge for Oct 1st so you know the goodies will be awesome! Check it out cuz the challenge is to color pumpkins and what could be better then this Halloween Kitty? All the dt members did an awesome job as usuall and the images were just so darn cute. The Copics I used on my pumpkin were Y02, Y04, Y07, and E13. At the Copic certification class I took we colored a pumpkin and did a techn called "feathering" with the tip of the marker. My dp is from BG called Eerie and the bat border was made with an EK punch. The little bauble was from K&Co. in a package that matched a dp pad by Carolyn Gavin. tfl!

The big 50 for my SIS...Leere Aldrich design

left, niece , then me , Barb (birthday girl) and Betty...3 of 6 girls in my family :)

One of my 5 sisters is turning 50...this is her card. She is going thru some major withdrawals right now due to the fact that her "triplets"..yes, triplets..are in their first year of college away from home! She went from a noisy household (she also has an older one in law school) to a QUIET household...What a switch! Yes..I guess we are all getting older..My youngest of 4 is in his 2nd yr of college and I just got back from a wedding for my brother's daughter in I go getting all sentimental! Card Recipe: dp= K&Co. Carolyn Gavin, CB swiss dots folder, Copics AND MS punches. tfl!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shirley's 2 Girls..channeling you! :)

Love this stamp store cuz they have got some of the cutest and really different images I've seen! This one is called "Grooovy"..Hmmmm...wonder why I like it?? ha ha ha! Made this funky girl for my sister's birthday..colored with Copics and dp is K & CO. Sera Fera. :) tfl!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

MOJO105 A Fall Thank-you

Here is my card for the MOJO Monday wk 105. The dp is from JoAnn's which I have had hangin around here for a long time and I used a MS punch and sewed a bit. Short and sweet! tfl!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Wedding Card...for a "special" bride...:)

Today is a gloomy day here in Hinckley Ohio and I have been quite under the weather. I did get to my doc yesterday and got some meds to help me out. I am really looking forward to Thurs morn as I am planning on leaving for Chicago with my 2 daughters to see my brother's only daughter get married this weekend. Hoping I will feel better by then I thought I could get her card done this morn. Kelley at ODBD gave me some gorgeous new Prima paper to try out and I knew this set from her store called "Love" would be my sentiment. The "tie the knot" dp is from Archivers and it is called "Reminisce". I sewed a vine border stitch on the edges and made a bow from ribbon at my lcc. The rest is ms punches and Opaline pearls from BG also available at the ODBD store site. It will sure be nice to see alot of people in Chicago that I have not seen in years and see the city with my 2 dds'!! Also, it will be my first time there and I WILL have camera in hand! :) TFL!

Saturday, September 19, 2009 the Our Daily Bread and Basic Grey challenge = Embossing

I love Fall. It is my FAVORITE season. The colors are just the best! This verse from the Friendship set at ODBD and this gorgeous new dp from BG (avail also at the ODBD store ) came together and fit like a glove. Most people know I gotta "thing" for BG dp and it just never ends! :) This dp is called "Indian Summer". I decided to also make this a challenge card over at the Basic Grey challenge Blog. I put this together pretty easily and embossed the panel under the thank-you verse with a cb folder. I used my MS punch and the felt leaf was a stick -on embellie from Little Yellow Bicycle. I gotta be honest and tell you that I dont know that I would purchase the felt thingies cute as they are...they are also a PAIN to put on! :( TFL!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thinking of You...from Our Daily Bread

Here is a card I made with the new "Thinking of You" set from ODBD. I have had this dp here from Archivers..and ofcourse the name of it was cut off! sorry :( But I LOVE it and thought it would really make a pretty card with this new set. This is one of 3 sets for Sept and has 5 stamps. (You can scroll down to see all 3 sets for Sept.) The butterfly swirl is in each set and can be used so many ways! tfl!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Copic Creations Blog Challenge..Using Copics and Colored pencils

Here is my card for the new COPIC CREATIONS challenge! This is sooo cool and if you have NOT tried it is the time! On MY card I went back with a WHITE Prism pencil and colored in spots that I thought needed to be lightened. How cool that you can do this with these pencils on Copics AFTER you color your image! Check out this cool tutorial over at Marianne Walker's site for more info! Dont forget to look at ALL the marvelous creations from the dt over at the blog too! I used MANY Copics and hope I listed them all here. This is a super great way to do more with your Copic markers if you dont have too many yet! I am wishing for more! BTW..Our sponsor this mid month is Janlynn and this adorable fairy is called "Lavender Flower fairy". She is among MANY gorgeous fairies over at Janlynn!

Copics used..Y21, E31 hair-flowers..V12,Y11 and Y21-wings...V12, BV00 and BV02 same for skirt..blouse- B00 and B02....grass is BG93 and I think G00, G02...butterflies add a little RV06.

I added the white pencil on the wings and bottom of the skirt. Oh, and the little bow flower was a RAK from Chris over at Twinkles Glow with Stamps. TFL! Again..this is a great way to stretch the use of your Copics. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fridays Sketcher Blog..sketch challenge using one of Mo's digital images

Whew! I sure am doing ALOT of posting this week! Well I have been wanting to do a few different challenges! This is "Michael" from "Mo's Digital Pencil". I have colored him with Copics and sponged around him with SU inks. What is not to love about this little darling? The challenge is from the Friday Sketchers blog and I thought I would give it a whirl. TFL !

My First House Mouse challenge

The theme for the House Mouse challenge is "Songs, Titles, Lyrics".."I'm Walkin" by Fats Domino...thats what I was humming!! ha ha! I have been wanting to do a House Mouse challenge with those talented group of ladies here for a long time! Love their blog and I finally got to it! I used K & Co. Tim Coffey dp, the Fall mat pad and colored my little mouse with Copics. The sentiment was computer generated. TFL! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"It is such a blessing to have a friend like you!"

My "friend"...."Patty"..hee hee hee...she LOVES "Our Daily Bread"..... :)

New from Our Daily Bread designs is this wonderful set called "Friendship".

What a great set this is to own and use! I think this latest release of 3 sets from ODBD are VERY useful! :) My card is made with Graphic 45 dp and I stitched some of the borders with gold metalic thread. I used Copics to dot around the swirls in the image a bit and punched some of the borders with MS punches ALSO available at ODBD. tfl! Have a great "short" week!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

"Santa's Reindeer" ..and a twist..a "Tara Reed" design

This is a card I made using a stamp from "Janlynn" called "Santa's Reindeer"

Even tho you can make a million cute Christmas cards with this guy I decided he looked like he could be missing someone too... I have been blessed to have my 4 children home with me every Christmas but one. My oldest (30 next month) lives in North Carolina and one year he decided he should work instead. That was one of the worst holidays I ever had. We thought it would be okay, ..he needed the money...WRONG..On Christmas day we KNEW we had figured wrong. We missed him so much and things were just not the same. Since then we have been together every Christmas. Now I know this wont always be..but for now I will appreciate it! My heart just breaks for our Military men away from their families at Christmas and I dont know how they do it. God Bless them ALL and their families. On to the card recipe! DP is Memory Box, "Dewfrost". I used a couple MS punches and colored with Copics! TFL! Check out all the new and CUTE stamps over at Janlynn! You wont be disapointed!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"Three For Thee" CHALLENGE at Our Daily Bread designs!

Check it out! Our Daily Bread is presenting THREE new sets for this month and to celebrate Kelley is giving one of each away as a prize for this challenge!! YAY!! Are you ready?? The challenge is to make a "pocket" somewhere on your card! Any style, any shape or with as many pockets as you wish! You can use the many tutorials on SCS or come up with your own style! Next link your card to the Our Daily Bread BLOG by Thursday, Sept 17th, 8pm EST and the winners will be announced there on the ODBD blog by Sat, Sept 19th. Anyone can play along, but only those using ODBD stamps as the main focal point will be eligible to win. Be sure to visit the ODBD BLOG on the 19th to find out who won!! I made my card with Prima dp, the "Indeed" collection, called "Delighted". I used my "Thinking of You" set with the "Wishing you all God's Blessings today and every day!" stamp. I also stamped on the dp with the GORGEOUS butterfly and swirly doodle!! I distressed and sewed the edges and glittered ALOT! Hope you all join in and play along with us for this FUN challenge! Now, start over at Loretta's blog , cuz she happens to be our Guest designer for Sept and see what she has to show you! Then you can skip over to Angie Z. , Becca and Angie C. !! tfl! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Get Well" with blessings from Our Daily Bread designs..

New for September Our Daily Bread is giving us 3 new sets! These are right up there with MY favorites! They are "Get Well", "Thinking of You" and "Friendship". Gotta love these right? I guess these will be my new "go to " sets for MANY people! Check back here for more looks at these awesome new designs! Recipe: Memory Box dp twilight, Daisy doodles flowers, dew drops. TFL!