Friday, April 30, 2010

New Copic Creations Challenge for May 1st

Can you believe it is May 1st already?? Copic Creations NEW challenge is to color on anything besides cardstock! AND....get this...COPIC is sponsoring this challenge!! AND....THEEEEE SALLY LYNN MACDONALD has joined us as a guest for this challenge! Wooooo Hoooo! You really gotta check out the dt blog this time!! Very cool stuff! Which brings me tooooo...About a week ago I was able to attend a HUGE stamp show here in Akron Ohio and found this awesome stamp company! Stampsmith! If you love Vintage/Retro gotta check out this site! I got this really cool sheet called "Rock N Roll". I inked up John Lennon with 3 SU ink pads and sprayed it with water then stamped on Neenah cs. I then colored up some (Melody Ross) chip art birds with Copics and blended them together AFTER I had stamped them with "Peace" (from a lcs) in Memento black. I used BG Ambrosia dp , an EK border punch and here is the list of copic colors: BV13,08-YG95- YR blend (several) and added some shiny bling spots! Just a note...this rubber sheet has other "rockers" on it too..if u r interested in it= it is not on the main site so email them (Stampsmith) and they will direct you to the correct page. NOW..Get over to the dt blog and check out the FAB work of my DT Sistas!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Favorite Phindy image to share...

Over at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog - the fun is to just do YOUR favorite PHINDY image! Sound good? Well...I have to crack up every time I see this image! This is called "Just A Wee Bit" I pulled out my copics and used my DCWV Mod Retro stack. Love that new dp- perfect for alot of images! I used my SB die cut and the sentiment is computer generated. Gotta love this image! Check out what the other girls picked out to design with and link up yours at the blog!! Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shirley's 2 Girls is celebrating "Mothers"

Get in on the fun! Shirley's 2 Girls is celebrating Mother's Day over at the challenge blog. Yep- it is Thurs and time for another challenge with a prize to be won over at S2G! This is "Mother's Day Tray"and I thought it was a super quickie for your mom or a friend! As you can see I just colored my image with Copics, cut it out and popped it up on the "book" SB die. The dp is to look like a newspaper or book (hope it does!) and it is from Classic K Margo mat pad (K & Co). The sentiment is computer generated. tfl! Check out what the other dt girls did at the blog !!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New- Crissy Armstrong challenge blog

hi there! Crissy Armstrong well known at Whimsy and Squigglefly has the sweetest new images and her OWN challenge blog. Sooooo...she asked the Copic Creations dt to "guest" on her blog this week! Here is my "hang in there turtle". He is colored with... BV00,02,04-G85,40, 82- YG 17,11,03,06- E00, 31,35,51- C1 and C3. Then I printed another shell, colored it and painted on clear distress crackle paint. (you can click on the pic to see it larger) I added a little bit of stickles on the leaves and sewed a border. DP is Kioshi by BG. TFL! Check out what the rest of the CC dt did!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time for the "2nd PHINDY challenge"! :)

This sweet little girl image is called "celebrate with cake" from Phindy's place! When I first started checking out the "Phindy" store I fell in LOVE with this image. There was no doubt in my mind that I HAD to have it. The challenge this week is to use a Phindy and image AND ribbon on your card! My ribbon on the bottom was from Walmart! Been hoarding it I guess- and the dp is old- called Shabby Princess by Bo-Bunny . I colored her with Copics and sewed around the edges. The little punched tags were from a punch I got for a dollar at my lcs. Make sure you check out what the other dt girls did (list on my side bar) and play along with us!! tfl and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring has finally Sprung!! At Shirley's 2 Girls!

It is Thursday and time for another challenge at Shirley's 2 Girls! The "girls" at Shirley's 2 Girls are ready to show of many of their digital Spring images! The "twist" this Thursday is to use FLOWERS...Yep! Simple and Easy...use any color, any sketch, any image and then use a flower!! Make sure you post your card/project to the blog so we can show off your work! (and I think you mite like some "candy" too! ) My image is called "Cat on the Fence" and I colored him with Copics. I cut out the flowers and popped them up and matted him on some BG Indian Summer dp then onto some other dp (sorry- not sure)- and used some MS border grass punches. The sentiment is computer generated. TFL! Hope you will join us for this challenge! Check out the other dt members to see their creations!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Here is my card using a NEW image over at Phindy's Place called "Spring Breeze"! Will you just look at that sweet baby in the basket?? How darn cute is that??ha ha! I LOVE to hang my clothes on the line in the Spring- and I thought of MY mom when coloring this- that's why THIS mom ended up with the dark hair. My mom would have LOVED this image ...She had 8 children- 6 girls and 2 boys...dont know how she ever did it. I colored her with many Copics and sponged the sky lightly then I added some grass. The sentiment is computer generated and I added some grass there. Dp is Cosmo Cricket mini deck called "Material Girl". Can you just imagine the sweet Vintage/ Retro cards you could make with this image?? Doesnt time fly by? Today is also my Anniversary of 31 yrs - married to my best friend! I consider myself blessed! Take a look over at Phindy's place if you havent been there for awhile- there are some VERY sweet images to check out! TFL!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A "Phindy's Place" challenge

It is the "first Friday" of "Phindy's " challenge blog with A LOT more Friday challenges to come! To start out, the new DT has decided to make this an "anything goes" with a Phindy image challenge! I chose this wonderful image called "softball girl". Can you just imagine...trying to pic a favorite Phindy image??? too hard for this girl! So....I simply HAD to pic this little softball girl cuz she reminded me sooooo much of my one dd when she was little! She played baseball, volleyball and basketball thru her school years and because she was this little tiny girl her whole life she always had to work her tail off! The little blond braids just got to me! I used my copics to color this up: G40,82- outfit+ Y21 and E33 hair+ T3- spikes with a little brown. Dp is BG and I used a few EK punches. Be sure to check out the other dt member's cards on their blogs! (links on my side bar) Phindy will be giving out some great blog candy too!!! Have a GREAT weekend! :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Shirley's 2 Girls- "French" Inspired

Please scroll down for Copic Creations post and Phindy hop! :)

Here is my card for "Shirley's 2 Girls" challenge this week over at the blog! The DT used the top pic above from "the girls" to inspire us ! I am really flipping over these sweet French images they have come out with- GOSH- I am gonna be broke! Guess it pays (or helps) to be on the DT!! This image is "Bistro" and it is colored with these copics: BOO,02,14 and 16- C1 and C2- E31- Y21, 11, 23, 26 -G82 and 85. I also sponged some SU Bliss blue along with using my MS punches and BG kioshi dp. Check out the wonderful DT samples on the blog and JOIN US this week for a FUN picture inspired challenge and some blog candy from "the girls" at "Shirley's 2 Girls" :) tfl!

Copic Creations new challenge for 4-15 = coloring black hair!

Hey there! The NEW Copic Creations challenge for the 15th of April is coloring Black hair! I gotta tell ya that I REALLY had alot of fun coloring up this image from the "GREETING FARM". Can you tell?? ha ha! Dont know why, but this image just was calling my name! This is "Goth Roxie "...and when I showed this to my dd she said there is a song that has the lyric in it that says- "Every day is Halloween"- I thought that maybe there is a parent out there somewhere who may relate..... :) I used Prima dp "Rock on Love" and my "C" copics to color her black hair. (The secret to coloring shiny black hair is to blend these) I also used my MS border punches and SB to cut out the image. Be sure to check out the Copic Creations Blog and see ALL the gorgeous "black hair" by our dt and post your card for some awesome candy from the Greeting Farm!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Copic Colour Challenge # 60- a digi from Mo's...

This is "Bella and Bronte looking at the stars"- love it! :) I chose this sweet image from Mo's digital pencil for my card in the Copic Colour Challenge this week. The colors to use are BG 93, E 47 and Y 23- however..there was a little confusion as to was it B93 OR BG93?? ha ha! So..use what u wish for this challenge! I also sponged my background night sky with navy SU ink pad and then made stars with my white sharpie poster paint pen- the sentiment was computer generated! DP was from my lcs and was already embossed like this when I got it.tfl! Check out the CCC blog to link your card, see the other dt posts and see what candy we have in store for the winner!! tfl!

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Holy Our Daily Bread designs

note: traditional colors for Roman Catholic Confirmation are Red, Gold and white- therefore=
Most people that know me- know I work at my church. I am the director of Religious Ed there and I really LOVE the children. I live in a small country township and that makes our church all the more special. The grade 9 class is making their Confirmation this Thurs eve and I always make cards for the Bishop and his helpers. Kelley, owner of Our Daily Bread lives in my town and was generous enough to give me this set called appropriately "Confirmation" and this beautiful dp (Flair I think) to make the cards this year. I also purchased this SB die to make the book cut. I really love how beautiful these came out with just pulling together these few simple things! I believe it is the simple beauty of "God's Word" that makes the card so awesome! Okay! Enough of my preaching! thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

"Phindy's" NEW DT! Yippppeeee!

Ohhhhh...LOOK AT WHAT'S NEW......Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......

Yep! I am TOTALLY excited to be part of this wonderful DT! I have always LOVED the images over at "Phindy's place" and NOW I get to be on the dt! Thanks Phindy! To introduce you to the rest of Phindy's Dazzling Digi Stamping design team- we are starting with a Blog hop! The theme is "new" and Phindy has desgned an adorable New Arrival digi especially for the launch of her new DT and challenges! This image will not be available to buy till Friday, April 16. One of the lucky followers from the new blog won this image- check back at the blog to see if it is you! For every 50 followers on the challenge blog there is another un-released image to be won! (I hope u r signed up to be a follower!!) Blog hop winner will be chosen at random and will receive candy -$15.00- towards images at Phindy's. Visit the dt blogs and leave a comment to win! Oh, and watch for some CANDY along the way too! START HERE...Tammy Maynard, Sylvia Blum, Mary Giemza, Lynda Nielsen, Linda Payne, HERE, Emma Lockley, Cindy Royal, Annika Ryan, Anne-Marie Poppen, Anne Ray, Ann English, Challenge Blog!! :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shirley's 2 Girls goes to PARIS.......

Hi!! -and happy "twisted Thursday"- at Shirley's 2 Girls that is!

Join the dt on a little "adventure" to PARIS for the week- with some possible BLOG CANDY to win on the 15th ! WITH THREE winners !! The "twist" this week is to use the word "MERCI" on your card/project. Yep,..that's it! "MERCI"!!

You are here , on Rue Bonaparte, for my part of this fab little Paris tour! If you came here from Jana on Rue Dauphine then you are in the right place. I got this sweet image called "Passeport" (#223) and colored it with my Copics. I also cut some of the images out and popped them up. My dp is BG June Bug and I used this EK border punch- (forgot the name) . I snapped a few staples in there and put a little key on with some black wire on the bow. Oh, and the "miss you" is a rub-on I have had 4-ever. Now, for your next stop on this Paris adventure, head over to Jeannie on Rue Du Louvre and check out what she has to show you! If you get lost along the way, head back over to the S2G challenge blog for your road map!! Dont forget..the "twist" is to use the word "MERCI" on your card/project. We will be picking 3 winners from the challenge blog comments! Here is the hop order for you again: ANGIE, ANN, ANNE, CAT, DEANNE, GEORGIA, GINA, JANA, ME!, JEANNIE, JUDY, LISA and then ofcourse the challenge blog!! TFL! BTW- this card also fits the challenge over at Stampin for the Weekend Challenge #36- USE 3 papers, 3 embellishments (staples, brads and rub-on sentiment), a charm (key hanging on bow) and ribbon and bow!!!! Whew...alot-a-stuffff!! :) TFL!

Time for Copic Colour Challenge combined with "I love Digi" challenge

Happy Wednesday and time for the Copic Colour challenge! The challenge this week has some great candy! A GC to Simon Says STAMP! I have combined my card with the "I love Digi" challenge too! The colors for the CCC blog to use this week are: YR16, BG49 and E18. I absolutely love this SWEET image I got as a rak from Deb- Freckle face print works and couldnt wait to ink it up! Isnt he just the cutest darn doggie?? ha ha ha! I used my mini-deck of "Joy Ride" - Cosmo Cricket and the following Copics:

YR00,02,16- E18,11,33,43-BG49,32,45 I also used a little C1 and C2 with BG000 for highlighting. This also fits the "I love Digi" challenge that calls for the recipe of: 3 papers, 2 brads and 1 embellishment. Check in with me tomoro for the NEW S2G RELEASE! YOU ARE GONNA LOVE THEM!! TFL-P.S. ALSO- Check out Phindy's place blog! The more people that sign up to "follow" her new blog= the more free digis!! I love her work and if you havent seen it yet- ... you really NEED to take a look!