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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's a Tiddly Inks Anniversary!

Hi All!  Well, a little while ago I got the most wonderful email from Christy Croll, the amazing owner and illustrator of Tiddly Inks, and Melissa, her DT coordinator, asking if I would like to participate in the Tiddly Inks 2 Year Anniversary celebration as a special guest- let me tell you I could not reply fast enough with a loud and excited 'Yes!' :)  It's so exciting for me to participate as a Tiddly Inks image was the first digital stamp I ever purchased and their challenge was the first I ever entered when I started my Tiddly Inks holds a special place in my heart for sure.  We were given the theme- Frame the Moment- and allowed to pick an image to work with...I looked and looked through the shop trying to narrow down my choices and finally settled on the gorgeous image called 'You and Me' (I'm totally not embarrassed to admit that the others on my list still found their way into my cart along the way, lol).  I colored my image with Copics, of course, and then put together a soft and somewhat simple wedding card which then, to go along with the theme, was framed as a keepsake.  I hope you enjoy my project and don't forget to stop by the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog to continue the celebration with the other amazing guests- it's been a jaw dropping month already so I can't wait to see what else is in store :)  Happy Anniversary Christy!  Here's wishing you many more!
Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- Boy- E50, E51, E53, E57
         Girl- E41, E44, E47, E49, 100
Clothes- Boy- T1, T3, T5, T7, T9
              Girl- BV000, BV01, 0
Ground/Halo- W0, W1, W3

Supplies: DP- Victorian Gardens Echo Park; Cardstock- American Crafts, Bazzill; Flowers- Recollections, Prima; Bling- Recollections; Charm- Micheals; Ink- Momento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Concord Grape; Twine- my stash

Monday, April 2, 2012

ABC's & 123's

Hi All!  Time for a look at another School Pinkette image from the new release over at Tickled Pink Stamps- I'd like to introduce Kira!  Is she not the cutest?  I love the pencils tucked in her hair and those adorable socks!  Of course she was a blast to color- especially all that hair...wish I had hair like that :)  I paired her with some paper from Fancy Pants called Off to School and added some letter tags that have been in my stash forever and some number stickers.  I didn't do much else because the paper already had a lot going on and I didn't want it to be too busy.  I hope you like School Pinkette Kira as much as I do- make sure to head on over to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to check out the other stunning creations done by my fellow teamies...and don't forget to leave a comment when you're there for a chance to win a Kira of your very own :)

Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11,
R30, R21, BV31, W5
Hair- E41, E42, E44, E47, E49, 100
Clothes- B32, B34, B37, B39, 100,
W0, W1, W3, N3, N5, N7

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Hi All!  So this is really a post for the new School Days Pinkette Release over at Tickled Pink Stamps but I'm thinking you're probably wondering where the heck I've been right?  So I figure I'll tackle that first and then get to the fun stuff :)  I know I've casually mentioned that the hospital where I work is under going a full computer system change over- well, we go live on Monday and the road has been a little bumpy- like 15 hours of overtime a week for the last month or so while we converted some 30,000 appointments for our department into the new system bumpy!  Thankfully that's now complete and we are actually making the change- this next week should be interesting to say the least but I'm so looking forward to being able to have my life back again and to be back coloring and making cards- you can't believe how much I've missed it- and missed all of you!

So without further ado here's the project that's helping me get back into the swing of things!  I feel like I say this every time we have a Pinkette release but I really do love these stamps!  They are an absolute blast to color and are so versatile- whenever I see the new images for the first time I can instantly envision how I want to use them.  This School Days release is so much fun and this little gal Chloe is one of my absolute favorites!  I love the cute little bob haircut and sweet school girl uniform- I mean how can you not just want to color her up right?  I decided to do something a little different this time- I've used one of those large wooden clothes pins and covered it with some plaid paper from We R Memory Keepers to match her skirt; added some ribbon from Pebbles and a safety pin from Tim Holtz that says 'Ideas' on it and finished it off with some flowers to balance it out.  I envisioned using this as a little photo holder with a first day of school picture sticking out the top of it- I actually found an old photo of one of my first days of school, backpack and all, but the photo was so old and dark that I couldn't get it to turn out in any of the pictures that I took.  Oh well, guess I'll just have to put you to work using those amazing creative minds of yours to picture what it could hold :)  Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing me after my absence- I hope to never have to be away for so long ever again, lol!  I also hope that you love little School Days Chloe as much as I do- please stop by over at the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to check out all the other AH-MA-ZING creations done by my fellow teamies and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win this little cutie!

Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, W5
Hair- E51, E11, E97, YR27, E59
Clothes- BG72, BG75, BG78, E41, E42, E43, E44, T9, W1
Backpack- V22, V25, V28, V99

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz- Use a Digital Image
Stampin' for the Weekend- Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy- Anything but a Card
Copic Marker Europe- Skin Tones (E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, W5)