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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oh So Naughty

Hi All!  I'd say I've got a sweet little card for you but that would be a lie :)  The challenge over at Mo's Challenge blog is Show Me Some Attitude and it's such a fun one because Mo has the best digi stamps that just scream attitude!  I'd been browsing through Mo's shop and absolutely fell in love with Two Tasha (grab it here) with her tutu and scrunched up angry face- just makes me want to stamp my foot and say 'You're not the boss of me!' just cause it really can make a girl feel better :)  And what goes better with a little girl in a tutu having a temper tantrum than a lot of pink?  I imagine it would probably match her little cheeks as she really got ramped up.  If only we could get away with this type of emotion at any age!

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog- Show Me Some Attitude
Do You Stack Up- Shine On
Friday Sketchers- Sketch

I colored Tasha with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E23, E57, E59
Clothes: R83, R85, Colorless blender
Crown: Y15, Stardust Pen in gold
Ground: W0, W1, W3
Background: B000, B00

Supplies: DP- Echo Park Be Mine, Kaiser Craft; Cardstock- Bazzil; We R Memory Keepers- Flocked Flower Lace; Sentiment- Greeting Farm Naughty or Nice; Flowers and Jewels- stash

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rock On

Hi All!  I've got another Tickled Pink Challenge card for you!  I've so loved the new releases for March and have this compulsion to color them so I figure I might as well play along :)  Now I freely admit this card is kinda hard for me because the challenge theme is For The Boys which I struggle with.  See I don't have much reason to make male cards- I'm single, I don't have any brothers and I've got two gay dads, one of whom is almost as girly as me (and I love him for it)!  So, suffice it to say boys cards are not something I make all that often :)  I did decide a little while ago that I needed to at least have some stuff that I could use for boys cards and I found the Little Yellow Bicycle Generation line which I was able to get on clearance- it's awesome for these times when I need some 'guy' stuff on the fly.  I used Lil Lad Lestat in digi form (grab him here and if you want him in digi make sure to grab him by March 31st) who just screamed black and white at me so I had to listen.  Then I figured why not just carry that monochromatic look through the whole card?  I was going for the dark, brooding 'emo' type feel- since it's not something I have much personal experience in I hope I pulled it off; and I hope I managed a decent guy card- now it's just the problem of who in the heck I'll ever give it to :)

Here's a close up of the coloring and I used the Cool Grey Copics this time instead of the Warm Grey just to shake it up a bit.

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Tickled Pink Challenges- For The Boys
Charisma Cardz Challenge- Birthday for a Teen
**Added Challenge** I was waiting to hear whether I could do the iCopic Challenge for Black and White coloring since I didn't have the *one other color* part and got the okay so I'm also entering it there!

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzil; DP- Echo Park- Grey Distressed, All other DP and Canvas Tag- Little Yellow Bicycle Generation; Brads- stash

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Hi All!  I've got a card for you that, once I figured out what in the heck I was going to do, actually came together fabulously!  I'm entering this card in the challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge blog where the challenge is to use embellishments from 'off the scrap desk'- so basically find everyday objects completely unrelated to scrapping, stamping or cardmaking and as they say on Project Runway "Make it work".  My goal was to find an initial object and build from there and for some reason (trust me you don't want to try to figure out how this brain of mine works- most the time I don't even know I'm just along for the ride!) I had the idea to use headphones and make the card really centered around music.  I used the new Lil Lad Eric image (grab it here) because I could just see him with earphones and an ipod stuck in the pocket of his hoodie.  I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday to help with the layout and modified it somewhat (I hope it still counts) because the next perfect embellishment with the whole music theme was to use an actual CD instead DP.  Once I had it all together it still seemed to be lacking something, and now I was on a music/unusual embellishment roll, so I dug out a ticket stub from a live show I went to in Vegas to add!  The sentiment sticker I found could not be more appropriate cause all I could think when I looked at the card was 'Sa-weet!'.  I have to say I really enjoyed this challenge- it's fun to think outside the box!

Here's a close up of my image along with the Copic colors I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: YR00, YR02, YR07, E99
Eyes: B45, B91
Jacket: YG41, YG45, E53, E55
Pants: W5,W7, W9
Shoes: W9, BG99
Background: W1, W3

I'll be entering this in the following challenges:
Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge: Off the Scrap Desk
Sketch Saturday: sketch

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzil; DP- My Minds Eye Ooh La La & Quite Contrary; Image- Tickled Pink Stamps- Lil Lad Eric; Stickers- Sentiment- Little Yellow Bicycle Generation Sweet, Mark Richards- Metal Studs; Off the Scrap Desk- earphones, CD and Ticket Stub

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's A Cupcake Thing

Hi All!  I hope you've got a sweet tooth because this card just may be cavity worthy :)  This card was incredibly fun to make with its soft pretty colors and lots of layers- courtesy of the sketch at Friday Sketchers this week.  I used the new CC Designs Swiss Pixie Cupcake Birgitta digi that you can grab here and I tried a new technique with my Spellbinders die by fussy cutting around her legs and then pulling them outside of the die before sending it through my Big Shot.  It was actually incredibly easy and I love how it turned out, especially since the she seems to be sitting in the image.  Now I just have to make sure that this card ends up in the hands of someone who seriously loves cupcakes!
I'll be entering this in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge- Birthday with lots of Pearls
Charisma Cards Challenge- 'To Die For', Spellbinders Labels Large
Craft Us Crazy- Cupcakes and/or Celebration
Friday Sketchers- Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Challenge- Happy Birthday
Stamp Something- Something Sweet

Supplies- Copics: skin- E000, E00, E11, R20 hair- E50, E51, E53, E55 clothes- B000, B00, B02, B04, B06, RV63, RV66 cupcakes- E71, E74, E79, R29, R59, YG11, YG13; Cardstock/DP- Bazzil and DCWV Sweet Matstack; Sentiment- Stamping Bella; Ribbon- American Crafts; Pearls- stash

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Bright & Sunshiny Birthday

Hi All!  I've got a bright and sunshiny birthday card to share...I figured with all the rain and clouds maybe this would bring some good weather our way!  If it doesn't then I'll just have to keep things bright and cheery in my craft room till the weather decides to cooperate :)  Luckily the challenge over at Papertake Weekly is Lemon Zingy so that gave me a great place to start and although I don't find myself reaching for yellow very often I do love it and what it can bring to a card- and it really seemed to work well with my image Dahlia from The Greeting Farm.  I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday which broke me out of my rectangle image rut and got me into circles- so fun!  I've also added a few gems, one that perfectly fits as a flower on the image, and some Stickles around my sentiment which fits the One Stitch at a Time Challenge for Glitter & Gems and I'm pretty excited because it's my first time entering their challenge.  Now it's just a matter of waiting to see if the weather take it's cue from my card!
Now I hope you'll forgive me for forgetting to write down the Copic colors I used- I know "Bad Katie!".  It's going to become a new habit if it kills me :)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
*Sketch Saturday
*Papertake Weekly- Lemon Zingy
*Stampin' for the Weekend- Springtime
*One Stitch at a Time- Glitter & Gems

Supplies: DP- My Minds Eye Quite Contrary; Cardstock- Bazzil; Image- The Greeting Farm 'Dahlia'; Sentiment- MFT Ala' Mode Celebrate; Ink- Momento Tuxedo Black; Flowers- Prima; Felt- Kaiser Fozz Felt; Stickles- Frosted Lace; Gems- my stash

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Little Birdy Told Me...

Hi All!  It's been a busy weekend but I was soooooo happy to see some sun!  I've got another birthday card- lots of those happening over the next couple of months- and took the opportunity to use another digi stamp from Spesch Stamps called Birdy In Love by Sylvia (grab it here).  I just love coloring these images with my Copics.  I've used the sketch from Friday Sketchers to help me with the layout and found myself using the new My Minds Eye "Hazel" paper pad- love the paper pads because it takes all the guess work out of finding DP that matches!
I remembered to write down my Copics again!  Hopefully that will become habit for me :)
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, RV32
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
Pants/Shoes: W3, W5, W7, W9
Shirt/Headband/Hearts: RV25, RV32, RV34
Bird/Flowers: BG05, BG09

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
*Fab 'n' Funky- Make It Girly
*Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
*Craft Your Passion- Anything Goes

Supplies: DP- My Minds Eye 'Hazel'; Cardstock- Bazzil; 
Image- Birdy In Love Spesch Stamps; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Bubbles & Bling- Momenta 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Banner Birthday

Hi All!  It was a busy week and I had to go out of town unexpectedly for work so I was itching to get into my craft space this weekend!  I was able to take my Copics with me and colored this awesome image from Kenny K Downloads called Brooklyn Babe (grab it here) and I couldn't wait to get her put on a card :)  I used the sketch from Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge that let me play with lots of layers and I absolutely love the attitude and fun in this card!

Here's a close up of the image and I've been asked a bunch about the colors I use so I finally kept track so I could share!
Skin: E00, E11, E13, E20; Hair: C2, C5, C7, C9; Eyes: BG93, BG99; Eyeshadow: C5, C7; Lips: R14, R17; Hat: R02, R14, R17; Jeans: B93, B95, B99; Shirt/Socks: W0, W1; Jacket: C1, C3, C5; Shoes: C1, C5, C7, C9, R14, R17

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes- Stripes
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
Stamp Something- March Digi Day
Wild Orchid Challenge- Anything Goes

Supplies: Image- Kenny K Downloads Brooklyn Babe; DP- Imaginisce Animal Crackers Pixie Sticks, Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice Nutmeg; Cardstock- Yellow Bazzil Smoothies, Aqua DCWV Matstack; Jewels- my stash; Flowers- Prima, Bazzil

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hi All!  I've got a quick post of a card I made this weekend but didn't have time to post before.  I've always got people requesting birthday cards and they are really so much fun to do because they're so versatile.  This card will be going to an ultimate girly girl so I had fun going crazy with the bright colors and lots of jewels.  And I've been dying to use this new digi stamp named Wendy that I got from Spesch Designer Stamps (grab it here)- she was soooo much fun to color, which I did with my Copics.  I have a feeling she'll be making many more appearances here in blogland :)  I hope that this card inspires the same amount of joy and fun to the recipient as it did to me while making it!
 I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
*Do You Stack Up- Anything Goes
*KB Cute Monday- Anything Goes using a Digi Stamp
*Stamps R Us- For the Girls

Supplies: All DP- TPC Studio Boho Bloom; Pink Cardstock Chain- Half the Edge Bazzil; Paper Flowers- Bazzil; Flower Gem Center- Prima; Jewels- my stash; Image- Spesch digi stamp Wendy