Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Red, White and Blue

Ahhh feel very refreshed this morning as I got to sleep in until 8 am which is late in this house.  Summer vacation is upon us and the girls actually slept in. 

It is also time for our weekly challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge. With the 4th of July quickly approaching, 

This week our challenge is:  


We want to see you create a project with this color scheme! 

Today I decided to use one an older CC Designs stamps from the Sweet November collection. I colored the image with my Copics and then added some embellishments made from the Cricut (the blue stars background (added stickles) and then sentiment (from Stand and Salute Cart)

The gems I received in a great swap group I do on facebook. Very sweet people there. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Anything but a card-Simply Betty Keychain

So with the summer heat, comes the thunderstorm and internet/power outrage acts up so I am posting this one on my phone so forgive my image quality.
Today I again used my bottlecaps to make a key chain. I stamped two teen scene images from Simply Betty Stamps, colored the faces, punched them out and added them to my bottlecaps.
I used dimensional magic this time to fill the bottlecap center and sprinkled some sparkle dust I had in my stash.
I will be entering this on into the following challenges:

Hope you enjoy this.  

LRD Monday Morning Inspiration

Well today is the last day for a Monday morning school day.  I am so looking forward to a few weeks of sleeping in before summer camp starts.  It is time again for my Monday Morning Inspiration over at LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS. 

Today I have decided to showcase the CC Designs stamp line, Lil Lolita/Lads.  I am very excited to see that CC brought back one of my favorite stamp companies back to life.

This lovely is called Spanish Willow.

I used MME paper from my stash, I decided to paper piece her dress as well.  

Skin: E15,13,11,R11
Hair: C9,7,5,2,1

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges: 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Greeting Farm Birthday

Back again! Hello everyone.  I made this card and forgot to post it.  This adorable image is from the Oliver and Amelia sets.

I colored the image with my Copics and used this adorable Graphic 45 paper I have been hoarding!!!  I made myself use it.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

TGF June Retro Fresh-Layers
Yumi & Fumi-Celebrate
Crafting Musketeers-Use a Stamped Image

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kraftin Kimmie card

Well hello everyone!  I want to wish a Happy Birthday to MEEEE!  Yes I still love my birthday and nothing better then being sung to by my kids first thing in the morning.

I decided to take a shot at the GDT post over at Kraftin Kimmie. I love their stamps and figured it never hurts to try.

I used this lovely paper I had in my stash from Prima and then went stickle happy on her dress. This stamp is Annie and I love this image.  Never mind the fact I played Annie in my high school play days :-)!
I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Summer Fun

Today over at Loves Rubberstamps
This week's challenge is - Summer Theme - think summer scene, lemonade, anything that reminds you of summer!
I decided to take out some of my beloved Crafty Sentiments stamps! This beauty is called Beach Life and I paired it with MME paper I had in my stash for a long time.  I just paper pieced the blanket and umbrella and colored her outfit. The die cuts are from my Cricut but I forgot now which cart I used (think it was Life's a Beach). The sentiment is from YNS stamp set.

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Artistic Impressions-Ribbon/Twine
Crafty Sentiments-Summer Fun
Love to Create-Paper Piecing
Stamp and Create-Summer Fun
The Paper Nest Doll Challenge-Summer
My Sheri Crafts-Summer Solistice
My Creative Moments-Summer
Creatilicious Challenge-Summer
One Crazy Stamper-Summer
Sunshine Mail-At the Beach

Monday, June 17, 2013

Stamping Bella Inspiration-Loves Rubberstamps

Happy Monday! Today starts summer vacation for one of my children and this is the last week for my older two. They are all very excited but here is to hoping they do not get bored too easily.

Today I decided to showcase some of the stamps from the Stamping Bella line we have available at the store.  This is from the Bella line. 

I used MME paper and colored the image with my Copics.  Used my Spellbinders to cut the image out and then did my own stitching. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges as well:

Deconstructed Sketch 103-based on sketch
Craft Lovin Challenge Blog-Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle-In Stitches
Docerela Stamps-Stitching


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sentimental Sundays-Sprays, Mists, Paints

Happy Father's Day to all in the USA that celebrate.  I have been up early letting the dogs out, made hubby breakfast in bed and even mowed the lawn for him yesterday (It is only once a year so I can handle it LOL)

Today over at Sentimental Sundays the challenge is Sprays/Mists/Paints. Our generous sponsor is Mayzy Arts who supplies our DT with images to use.  Today I am using this beauty of an image called Higher Window.

Now I do not use Sprays/Mists at all so this is all new to me. I had to improvise here and use some reinker fluids I had in a spray bottle with water. 

I sprayed the background, then I sprayed some white flowers and I took liquid pearls and painted a chipboard heart.  I colored the image with my Copics.  I knnow Pinkalicious but I just used what I had and went with it. Found some new Copic color swatch ideas over at Heather Hobbie's site again (love her ideas) so decided to try it out and love it.


Skin: E11,E00,E000, R20
Pink: RV06, 04,02
Hair: E29,E39,YR14, Y23

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

MayzyArt-Anything Goes
In The Pink-Pink Flowers

This is also a bittersweet day as I have decided to step down from the Sentimental Sundays team and this will be my last challenge.  It has been a pleasure being here for over a year and love all the DT members and the fantastic leadership by our fearless leader, Calypso. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kenny K Contest-Name that Girl

So Kenny K is releasing some fabulous new images and they have decided to have a "NAME THAT GIRL CONTEST". I decided to give it a shot and if your name is picked then you win that image. Cool huh!

Here are my name selections:

1) Avery
2) Cassandra
3) Brea
4) Natalie
5) Phoebe

Not to crazy but just went with the names that came to mind when I saw them.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Birthday Celebration with Mo Manning

Decided to showcase a card I made by my daughter's upcoming Bday. She loves purple so that is the inspiration for this card.
I colored the image with my Copics and used some fabulous Graphic 45 paper I had in my stash that I was just hoarding cause it is soo pretty.
Used my Spellbinders for the oval and made a banner.

I will be entering this one into the following challenge:

DP2 Challenge-For the Children
Cupboard Triology-Birthday
Cutie Pie Challenge-For the Kids
Paper Playtime-Anything Goes
613 Avenue-Anything Goes with Celebration Twist
Opus Gluei-Birthdays

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Masculine Theme

This week's at Loves Rubberstamps challenge is a Masculine Theme - 
so that means anything for a guy, Father's Day, little boy birthday, whatever you need for the man in your life. 
Today I have decided to use a Kenny K stamp, Cheers Dude. This paper is from my hoarded old stash of DCWV paper, It's a Guy Thing. I have very few masculine theme papers I like but I love this set.
I colored the image with my Copics but paper pieced his shirt, added buttons and hemp and the sentiment is actually from the paper pack.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, June 10, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Inspirations

Welcome to another Monday Morning Inspiration here at Loves Rubberstamps. Today I decided to showcase some of the images from Stamping Bella. I love the Uptown Girls and thought this image would be a perfect thank you card for one of my daughter's teachers.  This image is called Tessie the Teacher.  My girls are in their last two weeks of school so I am plugging away on getting their cards done.

I used paper from my MME paper stash and colored the image with my Copics. I did NOT paper pieced the skirt but I just used a simple technique of using my Copics to create a pattern on her skirt. 

I will be entering this card into a few challenges as well:

613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can-Mad for Markers
Aud Sentiments-Anything Goes

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Simply Betty Birthday Celebration

With some extra free time on my hands I have been able to enter into the Birthday Celebration for Simply Betty Stamps.  I have been a lover of many of the lines who has available at her shop and this year she is celebrating her 3rd year. 

The challenge was to CAS the owner, Betty Roberts, tag. She LOVES Halloween so that is why it is a Halloween theme tag (in 80 degree weather lol).  So I used this adorable stamp called Little Pumpkin Lilly.  I do believe it is only available in digi form at this time though I prefer physical stamps so I tend to buy stamps versus digis when I can.

I have never done a Sepia image before so lets not be too harsh on my but I was super excited to try it and pretty happy with how it turned out.  I may try this technique again.

Copics Used:


I just sponged the edged with a CTMH Brown Bag ink pad and the tag too and used a pumpkin stamp in my stash as the background on my tag. The patterned paper is from Authenique Enchanted collection. All the embellishments and ribbons were gift to me from various SWAP I have participated in.

I will be entering this into the following challenge:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Anything Goes

It is time for another challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges and I know this one is for everyone to play along with so make sure to spread the word and link up.

The theme is ANYTHING GOES.  We have our fabulous sponsor of
Shape EZ by TLC
We also have the LRS Gift card available and the prize amount is higher for using a current stamp carried in the store.
Today I decided to use one of my Magnolia stamps,

I decided to do some paper piecing for the outfit and the balloons. I fussy cut her out and then added her to the card.  This paper is from the MME paper set and I used my Copics to color the image.
Copic Recipe:
Hair: E44,43,42,40
Skin: E53,51,50
Shoes: E44,43
I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:


Monday, June 3, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Morning Inspiration

Welcome to a soggy Monday here in Jersey.  It was so nice to have the weather hold out for the weekend though since this was my daughters soccer tournament weekend. It was a blast and they had a great time to the end.
Today I am showcasing one of my favorite PI stamps called Picture Perfect. I used MME papers and colored the image with my Copics.

I have been loving that self made plaid idea from Rosemary blog and used it again to create this pattern.

Hope everyone has a great day and I will be back tomorrow for this weeks Tuesday Challenge! Bet you are going to love it.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sentimental Sundays-Color/Summer Inspiration

It is Sunday so time for another great challenge over at Sentimental Sundays.  Today our challenge is

(plus a sentiment)

Photo Inspiration Color Challenge

 Our fantastic sponsor this week is:

I was lucky enough to be able to use this gorgeous image, Princess Rose Red :

Been playing around with my Copics trying to master the strand look. It is getting better but still have more practice to do.

I colored the image with my Copics and use the beautiful papers from a new Prima paper pak I got recently. The sentiment is from my stash of K & Company borders I have. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Magnolia Card-Forgot to post

So I completely forgot to post this card since it was used by my DT as a last minute fill in card and not part of my regular scheduled programming.   It is one crazy weekend with soccer tournaments going on here so I will make it quick.

Here it is...

The paper is from MME, the flowers are Prima and the butterflies are from my wood veneer stash at Michaels. The lace ribbon is also from my stash. I colored the image with my Copics.

Of course I forgot to write down which ones I used again. Sorry folks

I will be entering this one into the following challenges: