Jun 24, 2012

Crazy for Challenges

Hello Stampers!

Here's a card I created for this week's Crazy 4 Challenges!  This week is a super fun sketch challenge.  I always love some inspiration to start off my card.

I've used Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth paper & stamp set - borrowed from my BFF Andrea (thank you Andrea!).  Somehow stamping supplies borrowed from a friend are much more interesting than your own, right?

I've distressed all my edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool.  And I've used some fun new fairy dust glitter (I love the little salt shaker!).

Happy Sunday!


Jun 11, 2012

almost Father's Day

Happy Father's Day .. well almost!

Here is a card I made for my Copic cards class last week.  I love these seniors stamps - so fun.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

I stuck with a colour scheme here - was going for something kind of masculine.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye, On the Bright Side - Two.  It had some great patterns and colours for men.  I used some plain hemp cord so it wasn't too feminine.  And I roughed up edges and added some distress ink.  I used Liquid Pearls to add some detail to the paper.

I coloured these all with my Copics - and added some Copic opaque white paint for accent/ highlights - one of my new favourite things!

Here are the other two cards we made:

Happy Stamping!


Jun 6, 2012

Clean & Simple Card Making - Day Two

Lula's Happy Valentine

Hello Stampers!

I love making Valentine's cards, even though I don't send very many.  It's such a nice, bright change after all the snowmen and Christmas cards.

I saw this little cutie at SGD and couldn't resist her.  I've always loved colouring CC Designs with my Copics!

I've used my new favourite Valentine's paper, "Love Me" by My Mind's Eye.  SO adorable - and on trend - with banners, chevrons, and text!

I also used a lace doily stamp from this beautiful stamp set.  I have the matching 6x6 paper pad for it as well, and it's beautiful.  It has music sheets in it!  My fave!

I've stamped Lula on XPress It with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her with Copics.  The sentiment is also from CC Designs in this Valentine's Set.

I used a white paper doily from my stash, and sprinkled around some self-adhesive pearls from SU!.  I've inked around edges with Tim Holtz Iced Spruce from his Christmas set

My son Samuel loves to craft with me, and has his own little spot in my craft room (Bless!).  Here is his version!  I don't let him use my Copics, so he colours with his pencil crayons.

Happy Valentine's!

Jun 3, 2012

Father's Day card

Happy June!

Here is a Father's Day card I made for the class I'm teaching this Thursday night.

I've used one of the fabulous Art Impressions "Golden Oldies" stamps.  I have received more comments on my old ladies on the beach card than any other card!  CRAZY!  

This is Earl!  I've used My Mind's Eye "On the Bright Side -  Two" 6x6 paper pad.  I've used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Warehouse District" stamps on the background as well as Paper Smooches for the sentiment.

I've coloured Earl with Copics and accented with some Atyou spica pens as well as some Copic opaque white paint and some liquid pearls.  I've used Distress Inks for accent in antique linen, old paper, and brushed corduroy.  The sentiment and image are stamped with Memento in brown.

Copic colours: 
G29, G24, G21, G20
E74, E71, E70
W6, W4, W2, W0
E13, E11, E50, BV00

Jun 1, 2012

High Hopes new release blog hop!

Welcome to the High Hopes blog hop!

I'm joining High Hopes for release day!!

To celebrate, High Hopes has a blog hop showcasing many of the stamps that are on now available!!

Hop along the blogs to see what the fantastic Divas have created for your inspiration!

There is candy along the way. You won't know where so you need to leave a comment on each of the blogs to make sure you have a chance at the prize!

The blog hope will run through 7pm Monday, June 4th with the winner of the candy announced on Tuesday.

Oh, and the stamps are now available in the High Hopes Website and at some retails stores.

This is the last stop on the blog hop - you can start from the beginning here.