Wednesday, September 28, 2011

So Lovely

Hi All!  So I'm sure if you've been hopping around blogland recently you've come across some of these lovely images from Krista over at Saturated Canary Digi's on Etsy- they've been popping up everywhere and as soon as I looked around her shop I could tell why!  Her images span from gorgeous to quirky and I've fallen in love with all of them- I have a feeling before I know it I'll own many more :)  But for the time being I chose this gorgeous image called Nevaeh as the first to meet my Copics and I couldn't be happier with not only how she turned out but how much fun she was to color....so be prepared to see more Saturated Canary images pop up on this here blog of mine, especially since there is a Saturated Canary Challenge site that starts tomorrow!  I hope that you love Nevaeh as much as I do and stop by Krista's Etsy shop to catch a glimpse of these awesome images for yourself :)
Copics:
Skin:E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair: E50, E53, E57, E59
Clothes: N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, R27, R29, R59
I also used: Spica- Red and Smooch- Illuminate

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes- Anything Goes
Digital Stamps 4 Joy- Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge- Dress Up
The Paper Shelter- For Girls

Supplies: Cardstock- American Crafts; DP- My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2; Metal Frame- Tim Holtz; Distress Ink- Frayed Burlap Ranger/Tim Holtz; Flower- Prima; Gems and Pearls- Recollections

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Live.Laugh.Love.Learn

Hi All!  Well, things have been crazy as usual but I finally got some time in to make a card- Yay me!  It's about time too because I've had this image Bookish Tia from Some Odd Girl colored and sitting on my desk for a little bit now and it was seriously starting to kill me :)  When I first started coloring with Copics I never picked my papers first but now that's how I work about 99% of the time and it really does make things much easier.  The thing it doesn't so much lend itself to is color challenges so I hardly ever participate in those.   But when I saw the inspiration photo over at the Some Odd Girl Challenge blog I was stoked because it just so happened that the papers/colors I chose to use with little Tia actually already fit the colors in the photo!  Things working out like that hardly ever happen to me so I took it as a sign that I needed to get on this card and enter it :)  I used the sketch over at the Pink {Ink} Sketch Challenge blog and love it for its simplicity- it truly allows everyone to put their own unique spin on things which is always cool to see.  I hope I did both the photo inspiration and sketch challenge justice- and most of all I hope you enjoy!
Copics:
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair- E31, E35, E37
Clothes: E41, E42, E43, E44, RV32, RV34, YG41, YG45
Accessories: E41, E42, E43, Y32, Y35, B000, B00, B52, BV13, BV17


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pink {Ink} Sketch Challenge
Some Odd Girl Challenge- Inspiration Photo (used teal, pink, cream, and green colors)
Our Craft Lounge- Use Patterned Paper
Craft Us Crazy- School Theme and/or Goodbye to Summer
Stampin' for the Weekend- What A Cutie

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog- Anything Goes

Supplies: DP- MME Lost&Found 2 Blush; Cardstock- Bazzil & American Crafts; Ribbon Pleat- Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage; Safety Pin- Tim Holtz; Bling and Flowers- Recollections; Fabric Tag- my stash

Monday, September 19, 2011

Guess What?!?



I've been Chibi'd!  (someone at work over heard me say that and made sure to tell me 'I think they make a cream for that'- LOL!)  Anyway, the gorgeous Kristy from Some Odd Girl did such an amazing job and I'm so excited to show...well I guess me...off!  If you want more information on what a chibi is or how to get one please just click on the badge in my sidebar.  Thanks again Kristy!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Have A Jolly Day

Hi All!  Well, here we are winding down on the Lil Christmas Pinkette sneak peeks from Tickled Pink Stamps and I've got one more adorable image to share with you.  This little cutie is Pippa and she is always one of my favorites to play with :)  I wanted to do a card with some nontraditional Christmas colors because I think the Pinkette's lend themselves nicely to cute and bright so I dug some of this My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas paper out of my stash and got to work...it's definitely not your typical Christmas card but I think that's exactly why I like it- things are always fun when you're playing outside the box :)  If you love Pippa as much as I do don't forget to drop in over at the Tickled Pink Stamps blog for a chance to win her and to see the other amazing creations by the rest of the design team- I promise they never disappoint!

Copics:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair: E42, E44, E47
Clothes: RV23, RV25, RV29, RV17, RV19, RV14, Y11, Y15, YR02, YR07, YG03, YG17
Snowman/Snow: G24, G28, T5, T7, R29, R59, T1, T3, B97, B99

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Graphicat Sketchs Challenge- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzil; DP- My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas; Snow- White Opal Liquid Pearls; Twine- Jillibean Soup; Felt Snowflake Garland- Little Yellow Bicycle; Snowflake Charm- Michaels; Gem Flourish- Recollections; Jolly Sticker- Heidi Grace

Friday, September 16, 2011

Believe

Hi All!  So, you know those moments- the ones where your 'mojo' or 'inspiration' kicks into overdrive?  Where you see something- a particular patterened paper or a stamp and your mind just kind of explodes with not just one way to use it but a ton of different ways...where you literally find yourself thinking about it and what you can create until you finally get the chance to sit down and do it?  For whatever reason this Lil Christmas August Pinkette from the new release was that way for me...I don't know if its the adorable coat and hat or the movement of the wind that caught me but whatever it was I couldn't wait to get started with her.  I colored her with my Copics and used some Diamond Stickles for the trim on her coat and boots.  Then I used a gold glitter pen to accent the movement lines for the wind.  Then, while at my local scrapbooking store, I came across this 6x6 Holiday collection paper pack by Webster's Pages (not sure how I've missed it before!) and fell in love with it as well.  Once home I couldn't think of anything better than to combine the two things that were making me go into creative overdrive and this is the result!  All the pieces for this came together so easily, it's probably one of the fastest cards I've ever made.  And the final result is definitely something I love...I just look forward to getting to use this stamp again because I have a feeling it's going to be a new found favorite :)  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!  Make sure to drop by the Tickled Pink Stamps blog for some more incredible inspiration from my fellow DT lovelies and a chance to win this adorable stamp!


Copics:
Skin: E000, E11, E11, R21
Hair: E21, E25, E59
Clothes: YG61, YG63, YG67, E47, E49

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
ICopic- High Contrast Coloring
Digital Tuesday- Celebrate the Season


Supplies- Cardstock- American Crafts; DP- Webster's Pages Holiday Combo Pack Home for the Holidays & Winter Wings; Photo Corner, Tickets, Film Strip, Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap)- Tim Holtz; Flowers- Petaloo & Prima; Floral Spray- Michaels (Bridal Section); Pearls- my stash

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Let It Snow!

Hi All!  I hope you've been enjoying the sneak peaks of the new Lil Christmas release over at Tickled Pink Stamps- I've sure been having fun playing with these lil Pinkette cuties :)  Today I've got our songbird Faith to show you.  A little bit ago I shared how I used to be a singer and was excited to partake in a challenge where we were supposed to use sheet music on our card...I've been waiting to pull that little trick out of my hat again and this stamp seemed the perfect one to do that with considering she's caroling :)  I went with a sort of snowflake theme based on the Bo Bunny papers I had and so it seemed fitting to showcase the sheet music for a Christmas favorite of mine "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow".  Now when I went to put the card together I realized that I'd probably have to crop Faith down to get the right balance in my layout, not something I'd been anticipating when I started (its crazy how ideas change in the midst of creating huh?) so I'd already colored the full image up and taken a picture of it so you can see that below.  I hope you enjoy and don't hate me too much if you walk away from this post with a Christmas song stuck in your head in September :)  Please drop in to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to check out the rest of the stunning projects by my fellow DT'ers and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win this little songbird!

Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E33
Clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, T5, T7, T9, B32, B34, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Music/Bells: W0, W1, E33, E35, E37, Colorless Blender
Snow: B0000, B000, Colorless Blender

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzil & American Crafts; DP- Bo Bunny A Gift of Love; Sheet Music- Musicnotes.com; Bakers Twine- Shabby Green Door; Distress Ink- Weathered Wood Tim Holtz; Snowflake Charm- Michaels; Snowflake Eyelet- The Stamp Doctor; Flower- Prima; Pearls- BasicGrey & Hero Arts

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Tickled Pink Happy Holidays

Hi All!  Boy, it's been a while huh?  Had just a few things going on- I turned 30!  I was having a hard time with this one so my friends and family really made it special by spreading the birthday celebration out over about 5 days...it was perfect :)  Another thing is one of my best friends is pregnant and I've been making loads of baby shower invites- I promise to show those a little later.  BUT now I'm back and get to share the other thing that's been keeping me busy- a fabulous new release we're previewing over at Tickled Pink Stamps for the new Lil Christmas Pinkette stamps!  I'm so excited for this release because Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and what cuter stamps are there to get to play with in anticipation?  First off I've got Coraline here with her mistletoe...now she just needs a little cutie to hold that over so she can snag a little smooch :)  She was so much fun to color up with my Copics and I kept it pretty traditional with the standard red and green in my papers from a new paper pad by Teresa Collins called 'Christmas Home'.  I hope you enjoy and be sure to stop by the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to check out all the other gorgeous projects by the rest of the talented DT- they always blow me away- and a chance to win this cutie :)


Copics:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R21
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37
Clothes: R37, R39, R59, T1, T3, T5, T7, T9
Mistletoe: R37, R59, G24, G28

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzil & American Crafts; DP- Teresa Collins Christmas Home; Distress Ink- Aged Mahogany Tim Holtz; Metal Label Holder- Making Memories; Embroidery Floss & Bling- my stash