Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bring on the Birthday Celebration!

Hi All!  Boy, every time I think I can't possibly get busier Mr. Murphy hears a challenge and decides to throw a little more at me :)  I've been making cards like crazy but don't seem to ever have the time to sit down and post them...but that changes right now!  I've had this little beauty just waiting patiently for her little piece of blog space and am finally getting my bum into gear and making it happen.

I have a few people who order birthday cards throughout the whole year by sending me an email around the 1st of the month with how many they need for that month and any special ideas for how they'd like it to look.   As a result I'm always drawn to birthday images because I know I'll need lots of them and I always try to keep things fresh and new.  Enter this gorgeous digi stamp from Mo Manning over at Mo's Digital Pencil called Veronica- she just looks like shes having a blast no?  I colored her with my Copics of course and then used some 6 x 6 papers from My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink collection...the bright colors seemed to suit her and I love the banners!  Now as long as the person who receives this has as good of a time as Veronica seems to be having I think the birthday celebration will have been a success!
Copic's List
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20, V12, V17, R32, R35
Hair: E21, E23, E27
Dress: V09, V12, V15, V17
Presents/hat: YG03, YG11, B000, B02, B04, B06, YR02, YR07, R32, R35, R37, G14, Y06, Y08

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes- Recipe: Purple, Gems, Wings, Paper Piercing ( I did Purple and Gems)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge- Add a Charm
Rainbow Lady's Challenge- Digi Day
Stampin' for the Weekend- Use Your Favorite Things (Copics, Digital Stamps, gems, shoes)
Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzil, American Crafts; DP- My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink; Gem Flourish- Recollections; Charm- Michaels; Tag, Ribbon, Rub on Sentiment- my stash

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Little Moments

Hi All!  I've got a little Father's Day card to share today.  Please excuse the blurry pictures- I'm not really sure what happened but I have a sneaking suspicion that it probably has to do with the fact that I was running late for father's day brunch (of course!) and was trying to take these photo's super fast so I could get on the road as quickly as possible...note to self: don't wait to the last minute to take blog pictures :) 

I was lucky enough to win a TON of stamps from the always generous Kellie over at Tickled Pink Stamps and just knew Lil Pinkette Tom Boyz Baseball Pippa would be perfect for my Father's Day card for my dad.  I wanted to thank him for all the T-Ball games he sat through cheering me on when I was lazily doing cartwheels in the outfield.  And for all the softball games where I always seemed to get hit by the ball at one point or another (seriously-I'm like a magnet!).  He was always present for the big and little moments when I was growing up and was seriously my biggest fan....in fact he still is one of my biggest fans!  It was so much fun to make a card that celebrates that :)  Love you Dad!
Copics List:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E42, E44, E47, E59
Bat: E31, E35
Clothes: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, W1, W3
Ground/Halo: W0, W1, W3

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy- Father's Day
Do You Stack Up- Stars
Just Add Ink- Coloring In
Southern Girls Challenge- Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Celebrating Dad
Totally Papercrafts- Die Cuts & Punches (Star Border Punch & Spellbinders Rectangle Large)

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzil; DP- My Minds Eye Lime Twist Fly A Kite; Punch- Martha Sterwart Stars Border; Twine- Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks; Muse Token- Tim Holtz; Pearls- stash

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Groovy Baby

Hi All!  I hope that everyone had a great weekend- I'm so sad it's over!  I had some time to do some coloring recently and had to take the opportunity to put together a pair of stamps from the new Perfect Match release over at Tickled Pink Stamps.  I love the concept of making matches to stamps that were already in existence, and after seeing an inspiring line from Little Yellow Bicycle called Free Spirit I knew that the first pair I wanted to get on a card would have to be '60's Willow and Stefan.  I love using digital stamps because of the versatility and this is a perfect example of that- I tried something new and actually cropped and merged the two stamps leaving a heavy black circular border that I cut along once they were colored.  I'm pretty pleased with the results and will definitely try something like this again...especially since there are so many perfect matches now available at Tickled Pink!  Plus, instead of only offering the digital version of the stamps for one week like usual, the owner Kellie is offering digi's for the whole month of June...Is it sad how excited that makes me?  Anyways, moving on :)  I hope that everyone has themselves a very groovy week!

 Here's the requisite close up and list of Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: hers- E50,E51,E53,E55 his- E41,E44,E47,E49
Eyes: hers- BG10, BG45, BG49 his- E53, E57, E59
Clothes: hers- V12, V15, V17, G21, G28, YR00, YR07, Y15, RV21, RV25, R29 his- E30, E33, E99, Y11, Y15, YR04, YR07, R29, R59, G07, G28



I'd like to enter this is the following challenges :)
Tickled Pink- Texture (canvas sentiment, flowers)
Totally Gorjuss- Flower Power
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes- Girly Girl
Totally PaperCrafts- Summer
A Spoon Full of Sugar- Here Comes Summer
Supplies: DP- Little Yellow Bicycle 'Free Spirit' and 'Boardwalk'; Canvas Sentiment Stickers- Little Yellow Bicycle 'Free Spirit'; Bling Star- KaiserCraft; Flowers- Prima; Ink- Distress Ink Orange Marmalade

Monday, June 6, 2011

Flowers for the Birthday Girl

Hi All!  Wow, it seems like it's been forever since I've had a second to sit down and blog!  It must be all the working I've been doing- between my actual job and doing cards sometimes it feels like the only time I'm not working is when I'm sleeping :)  Which is probably why I've had this lovely digi stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps named Lil Pinkette Pippa printed and waiting for some color for some time.  Well, I just couldn't wait any longer so I carved out some time this weekend to do some coloring and then couldn't wait to get her on a card.  For the first time I'm using the sketch over at Crafting Life's Pieces and it was so much fun to work with- I'll definitely be using them more often...and it just so happens that Tickled Pink is sponsoring the CLP sketch challenge this month so it's almost like it was meant to be!  I used a new 6x6 paper pad from My Minds Eye, it's Lime Twist and this is the Happy Go Lucky set- I just love the colors in it.  There was so much potential in the sketch and the gorgeous stamp that I just hope I did them both justice!

Copics:
Face/Skin: E000, E00, E11, E20, RV34
Hair: E53, E57, E59
Overalls/Shoes: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
Shirt/Headband: RV32, RV34, RV66
Flowers: RV34, RV66, Y15, BG15, BG18, YG93, YG97
Ground/Background: W0, W1, W3

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Challenge- Sketch
Tickled Pink Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
iCopic: Brown Hair
Stamp Something- June Digi Day
Diva's By Design- Florals
Fab 'n' Funky- What'eva

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzil; DP- My Minds Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky; Flowers- Prima and Recollections; Bling- Recollections; RubOn Sentiment- my stash