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Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Biker Girl's Christmas

Hi All!  I've got a non traditional Christmas card to share with you all tonight :)  One of the fun things about making custom cards for sale is that often I get to work with a theme that I might never have the need for in my personal life but that is a special request from someone for the people in their life.  This happens to be one of those cards...the request was for a cute motorcycle girl with short red hair on a Christmas card.  Now sometimes these special requests send me on a goose chase to find an appropriate stamp but luckily as soon as I heard the request I knew I had just the stamp from Kenny K- let me introduce you to Spy Chick- isn't she the coolest?!?  I colored her up with my Copics to match some fun patterned from Doodlebug Designs.  I know this may not be the traditional Christmas card but isn't it fun when you can make a holiday card that doesn't have a 'holiday' stamp on it?  I sure had fun- and from the sounds of it the biker girl that was the receiver of this card thought it was pretty cool so I would say mission accomplished!  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit and take a look and if I don't get the chance to say it later I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday- I hope it brings joy and happiness to you all!
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E95, E99, YR18, E59
Clothes- T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, T9, R02, R29, R89
Motorcycle- T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, T9, 100, R02, R27, R29, R89

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Diva's by Design- Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion- Christmas Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Doodlebug Designs North Pole; Bling- Recollections; Flowers- Prima; Twine- Jillibean Soup; Charm- Tim Holtz

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I {Heart} Christmas

Hi All!  First off I've got to apologize- I've been absolutely horrible and have not had time to stop by everyone's blogs!  BUT this weekend I finished up most of my Christmas card orders so I should be able to get back into the bloggy swing of things.  I've appreciated all of your comments and visits though- you all totally rock!

Right, now back to business :)  As I said I've been working on some Christmas card orders so I'll be sharing those over the next few posts.  Since this one falls in with the current Saturated Canary challenge (Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows- or coffee for those of us who live off of it, lol) I thought I'd share it first.  I tried something very different on this one- stepping out of my style comfort zone- I only used 1 patterned paper...let me tell you, it took all sorts of restraint, lol!  I wanted to try something more clean and simple since I was using some bright colors so I left the card base white and went from there.  I'm a little undecided about the final product- every time I see it I feel like it's missing something, but that's probably just me over thinking things.  The bonus to going CAS is that the image gets to truly take center stage and I love that!  I've used Latte from Saturated Canary- I picked it up when it was a freebie on Krista's blog but you can pick it up for a discounted price from her shop if you missed it.  Well, I'm sure that's plenty of babbling from me!  I hope you enjoy- and as always thanks so much for stopping by to visit :)

Skin- E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV31, BV34
Hair- E70, E71, E74, E77, E47, E49, 100
Clothes- E41, E42, E43, E47, BG11, BG34, BG18, T5, R30, R43, R35, V22, V25, V28, V99

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges-
Saturated Canary Challenge- Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows or Coffee
Digi Galore- Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- Christmas Time
Dream Valley Challenge- Christmas

Supplies- Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- MME Merry Little Christmas; Photo Corners- American Crafts; Twine- The Twinery; Charm- Tim Holtz; Die Cut Frame- Recollections; Sentiment Sticker- Bella Blvd; Pearls- my stash

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Blessings

Hi All!  I've got another sweet little Christmas card to share- I really meant to post it last night but I went over to one of my best friends' house for pizza and a play date with her little boy who just turned one and was having so much fun that I totally forgot by the time I got home!  Oh well, that's what the holiday's are for right?  Family and friends and spending time together :)  So here it is- thanks for stopping by to visit and take a look!  I'll be back soon with some more Christmas spirit :)

Skin- E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E50, E51, E53, E57, E59
Clothes- E81, E84, E87, E89, R32, R35, R37, R59, BG11, BG53, BG57, BG18, T7, N5, W0, W1, W3

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A and T Emerald Fairies Challenge- Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Anything Goes (Christmas)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge- Anything Goes (Festive)
Cupcake Craft Challenge- Merry Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenge- Christmas

Supplies: Image- Mayzy Art 'Shawna with Latte'; Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- My Minds Eye All Is Bright; Flowers- Prima; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer; Ink- Distress Ink Pumice Stone; Bling- my stash

Sunday, December 9, 2012

May Your Joys Be Many

Hi All!  See, I told you I'd eventually have some Christmas cards to share :)  And since they aren't for me I can share them as soon as I make them- bonus!  I picked up this gorgeous stamp called Angel Gwen from Some Odd Girl and have been dying to color this beauty up with my Copics.  I wanted her dress to be blue but not too bright so I used a combination of the lightest dusty blue that I have, B91, and some warm greys...then, to soften the edges without making the dress too grey, I picked up the B91 on my colorless blender and worked from the outside in.  A couple of times I thought I may have screwed it up but luckily by the end I was pretty happy.  This card has to be mailed so I couldn't go too crazy with the embellishments but I think it turned out pretty good and I'm happy to have my first Christmas card completed!  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit- I hope that everyone has a wonderful start to their week!
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R21, R30, BV34
Hair- E70, E74, E77, E79, E49, Y19
Clothes- Y32, Y35, Y38, B91, B97, B99, W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7
Wings- Liquid Pearls White Opal (painted in)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Some Odd Girl Challenge- sketch
No Matter Which Challenge- Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge- Christmas Friends
Fussy and Fancy- I Love Christmas
Jingle Belles- Anything (Holiday) Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Little Yellow Bicycle 'Winterings'; Flags & Bling- Recollections; Photo Corner- American Crafts; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Snowflakes- Studio Calico ; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Butterfly

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.  ~Deborah Chaskin

Hi All!  I know I said I'd be back with some Christmas cards but I had one last card that wasn't holiday themed that needed to be delivered today.  This was a special request for someone's younger sister who is getting ready to graduate from cosmetology school.  She mentioned that she reminds her sister of this quote all the time so she wanted there to be a butterfly as part of the image.  I had a TON of fun looking around some different stamp companies and am probably not as embarrassed as I should be to disclose that many other stamps were purchased during the making of this card, lol :)  I ended up using this gorgeous stamp called Come Softly by Ching Chou Kuik that I got as a digi from Sweet Pea Stamps and it was soooo much fun to color up with my Copics!  For the card I really just wanted something soft and pretty that would let the image shine.  And as a big sister myself I'm just glad that it gets to be a part of a really special moment between two sisters :)  Thanks so much for stopping by to have a look- I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far!

Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- R000, R20, R21, R43, R46, RV99
Clothes- BG11, BG53, BG75, BG78
Butterfly- B93, B97, BG11, BG15, YR07, YR18, Y11, Y35 Spica Turquoise & Gold

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges- 
Flutter By Wednesday- Open Challenge
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- MME Be Happy; Doily- Martha Stewart; Bling- Recollections; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Metal Dream Tile- Momenta; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer

Monday, December 3, 2012

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

Hi All!  Well, it's that time...I let do it's thing and have found the winner of my Anniversary Candy- #8 Angie!

Congratulations Angie!  Please use the email link in the sidebar to contact me so we can work out the details of delivery :)

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and support- you rock!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Violet Vintage Birthday

Hi All!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend :)  I've got another birthday card to share- I've had my hands full with them and other card orders so I'm just now starting to get around to the Christmas cards- I know, a little bit of freaking out starting to happen as it's December now!!!  Oh well, I seem to do well under pressure so I'm just going to pull it together and work my you-know-what off :)  But back to this card...I colored up a big head version of Violet Vintage from Saturated Canary a little bit ago but I couldn't resist also doing the full version.  So I colored her to match some papers from Simple Stories and distressed everything with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink for a more 'vintage' type look.  But vintage isn't really my go to style so that's about as far as it went, lol.  Still, I think it turned out okay.  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look.  Make sure to check back tomorrow when I announce the winner of my candy- yay!  Till then I hope you all have a wonderful start to your week :)

Skin- E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E21, E33, E35, E37, E59
Clothes- BG70, BG72, BG78, YR00, YR15, YR18, R27, R59, E41, E44, E47, E49

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes
Catch The Bug Challenge- Anything Goes
Stamp Your Life, LLC- Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Simple Stories Harvest Lane; Ink- Distress Ink Frayed Burlap; Bling Flourish- Recollections; Flowers- Prima; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup

Anniversary Candy!

This is a sticky post and will stay on top till 12/1/12
Hi All!  Guess what- I'm doing a candy to celebrate the second anniversary of my blog- yay!!  If you'd asked when I started this adventure on November 28th, 2010 where I saw myself in 2 years I never would have imagined in my wildest dreams I'd be where I am today.  I've made some wonderful friends who are as addicted to crafting and Copics as I am and wouldn't have it any other way!

So to share in my excitement, and to say a special thanks to all those who've joined me on my journey, I'm thrilled to be giving away my first candy :)  

There's just a few of my favorite things here:
*Glitz Cardstock Stickers
*Some Bling Flourishes
*2 rolls of Washi Tape
*Glitter Buttons
*Prima Flowers
*4 pack Prima Butterflies

But to really sweeten the deal there have to be a few of my favorite stamps :)  So the winner will also get a $12 voucher for Saturated Canary and the Preppy Pups clear stamp set from Some Odd Girl!

 I don't really want to ruin all the fun with a bunch of rules so it's pretty simple-

1. Please be or become a follow of my blog
2. Leave a comment with your name on this post by Dec 1st- winner will be drawn Dec 3rd
If you'd like to post this in your sidebar or on your blog to help spread the word that would be awesome but is not mandatory :)

Thank you so much for 2 wonderful years- I feel blessed to have become a part of this truly amazing crafting community!  Tons of hugs, Katie