Jul 28, 2013

Crazy for Challenges C4C196 Picnic Theme

Hello Stampers!

Here is my card for this week's Crazy for Challenges:  Picnic Theme C4C196!  The timing was perfect for me - as last week's Free Shape of the Week on the Silhouette store was this cute picnic basket & ants!  I cut the elements out on my Silhouette Cameo.

I added one of my favourite Paper Smooches sentiments.  I LOVE their sentiment stamps - just so cute!

Come on over to join in the fun!

Jul 13, 2013

Crazy for Challenges - aquatic theme

Hello Stampers!

I'm thrilled to be joining the Crazy for Challenges blog as guest designer for June!
This week is all about water!  We're being challenged to use aquatic themes in our creation which is perfect for this beautiful summer weather.
I found a cute little anchor on the Silhouette store for my Cameo and combined it with some watery colours (the new Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana & Pistachio Pudding).  I've added a little rope for the true nautical look.
The background is stamped with MFT Abstract Art which I've been dying to ink up for a while now.
Please visit my C4C friends to see a little watery love - and join in the fun this week!


Jul 6, 2013

Guest Designer on Crazy 4 Challenges!

Hello Stampers!

I am thrilled to be the July Guest Designer on Crazy 4 Challenges! This is the perfect challenge blog for me because it inspires me to use my ever-growing stash.

This week, Crazy 4 Challenges asks you to create a card where the sentiment is the focus.  I borrowed this beautiful Unity sentiment from my bestie!

Join me in the fun!


Apr 8, 2013

Grungy Tilda

Hello Stampers!

I've been playing with my watercolouring lately - getting more familiar with my distress inks as it's been a while and I'm teaching a class next month.  I also had picked up the Tim Holtz 8x8 collage paper pad, so this is what came together!  I always feel like darkening my distress inking.  I like to add lots of grey and black around the edges.  So the Tim Holtz grungy look came to mind.

I am loving the fact that Spring is in the air.  My daffodils are out - I just LOVE seeing my Spring bulbs bloom!  So I was inspired to colour this little summertime Tilda.

A fairly simple card.  I didn't feel like a lot of embellishments as I used a very intricate die (which I LOVE by the way!).  So Tilda stands alone here.

Happy Stamping!


Stamp:  Tilda with Summer Flower (Magnolia)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger)
Distress Inks:  Various (re-inkers)
Tools:  Tim Holtz watercolour brush
Paper:  Strathmore Watercolour Paper & Tim Holtz Paper Stash Collage
Die:  Garden Lattice Frame (Sizzix Thinlits) & Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval.

Apr 1, 2013

Uptown Girl Audrey - Courage

Hello Stampers!

I've been having a blast the last few weeks working in my art journal.  Now I'm trying to take some of those techniques and experiments and add them to my cards.  This is my first attempt - I had so much fun!

Paper:  Kraft cardstock, Copic X-Press It, UrbanTraveler 6x6 pad (Simple Stories)
Spray inks:  Mallard & Pink Bubblegum (Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist)
Other:  Self-adhesive pearls (coloured with Copic RV69), Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz)
Copics:  Face; E50, E11, E13.  Cheeks & Lips & Lipstick; R20, R22.  Eyeshadow;  BG11.  Hat & Shoes & Gloves; E30, E31.  Purse; YR20, YR21.  Bows; BG53, BG57.  Purse clasp & lipstick tube; C2.  Ground; W3.  Outline; BG10.  Dress; RV63, RV66, RV69.

Mar 25, 2013

Happy Easter Marci Bunny

Hello Stampers!

I am so happy that Spring is finally here and Easter is just around the corner.  I've been adding some spring colours to my house - and to my crafting as well.
Ink:  Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), VersaMagic Wheat Chalk Ink (Tsukineko).
Paper:  Copic X-Press It, White cardstock, Secret Garden 6x6 pad (Graphic 45)
Copics:  Face – E50, E11, E13, E15.  Lips & Cheeks – R20  Hair – E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39.  Bunny Suit – YR0000, YR000, YR00, YR01, YR02.  Ears, Tummy, Feet – R0000, R000, R00, R01.  Egg – YG03, Y00, V01.

Mar 18, 2013

Art Journaling

Hello Stampers!

Happy Monday!  Here in Ontario, March Break has just ended (boo!) and for my family that meant a sunny vacation.  So after a week of wonderful holiday, I was very excited to get back to some crafty business with my girlfriends!  Yay!

At our new "art journaling" class, to be held monthly, Lori & Kim walked us through some super fun techniques!  I completed two layouts and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.  Plus it was a lot of fun to get inky!

If you're in the neighbourhood, look us up!

Journal:  Dylusions Journal
Ink:  Dylusions sprays in melted chocolatelemon zestvibrant turquoise.  Ranger Archival.
Tools:  Tim Holtz watercolour pens, Ranger mini-mister, white gel pen
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Mixed MediaJust ThoughtsTravel Blueprint

Mar 4, 2013

God Bless

Hello Stampers!

Happy Monday!  Last Monday I posted a card made with the same cute little Unity girl and the same beautiful Memory Box die and the same perfect Paper Smooches sentiments.  I loved the combination so I made another card with those supplies!  This time I used the new Bo Bunny Isabella 6x6 pad (beautiful purple and pink and grey tones) combined with some grey and black card stock.

I've coloured this little cutie with Copics on X-Press it and fussy cut her out.  A little tip - use a black marker to trace around the cut edges to give a polished look!

Ribbon:  Bo Bunny, black cardstock, grey cardstock

Sarah Kipling
February, 2013

Feb 25, 2013

Unity heart

Hello Stampers!

I picked up some awesome new supplies at Scrappin' Great Deals last week - and have had so much fun playing with them this weekend!

I love Unity stamps in general - and the Magnuson's who own the company are sweethearts.  But this little cutie is my new fave!  I also grabbed this new Memory Box die - and I thought they went so well together.  Combined with the newest sentiments set from Paper Smooches - and we have a card!  I am also loving the Prima Engraver line.  Have you seen it yet with all it's coordinating elements?   Gorgeous!  

Happy Stamping!


Stamps:  I will give you my heart (Unity), Spiritual Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox Pigment Archival Frost White
Paper:  Prima Engraver 6x6 pad, black cardstock, brown cardstock
Ribbon:  Bo Bunny
Dies:  Astrid Circle (Memory Box), Labels, Majestic (Sizzix Framelits)
Gems:  Prima Engraver

Feb 18, 2013

Uptown Friends

Hello Stampers!

If you don't already know, I am a huge fan of the Uptown Girls stamps by Stamping Bella.  I love colouring the images, giving the cards to friends, teaching classes with the stamps ... they are so much fun.  I especially like the sentiment that came with this particular stamp!

I've coloured these girls with my Copics as usual - on X-Press It paper.

Stamp:  Uptown girls Belinda and Bernadette the Bench Buddies by Stamping Bella (image & sentiment)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black & Rich Cocoa
Paper:  Crate Paper 6x6 in pad Fourteen
Flowers & Gems:  Prima
Dies:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares Small, My Favorite Things label, Memory Box Whimsical Flourish

Have a great week!


Feb 11, 2013

Peachy Magnolia

Hello Stampers!

Here is a little Tilda I coloured last week while working on Valentine's cards!  I've been working hard on my ribbon techniques - and feeling much more comfortable with my Bow-easy (what a wonderful little tool).  I've tried to keep the colours pretty soft here, and of course my latest fave thing - a little postage stamp on the corner of the image (this one is Tim Holtz) in Distress Ink (Antique Linen).  I actually took the time to emboss my Nestabilities die this time too - which I rarely do.

Stamps:  Magnolia Tilda with Big Ice Cream
Paper:  Kaiser Craft 6 1/2" paper pad Sweet Nothings
Markers:  Copic
Die:  Cheery Lynn 
Ink:  Tim Holtz distress inks (Antique Linen & Tattered Rose)
Flowers, ribbon:  my stash
Adhesive:  3M Scotch ATG & Scotch Scrapbookers Glue
Additional:  Twinklets Diamond Dust (on roses) & Diamond Stickles (on heart)

Happy Monday!