Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bedtime Noel

Happy Friday!  We've made it through the week!  Today I'm sharing another card featuring MFT's popular Pure Innocence line using the Naptime image.  I had wanted to use some K & Company designer paper scraps I had found in my stash, so I turned this particular image into a holiday one.

After stamping my image twice on MFT's white Perfect Panels and coloring with prismacolor markers, I cut one of the images out to pop up later.  Pulling out some Queen & Company felt sticker ribbon and adding it to the main card, I then cut some of the smaller snowflakes off of the ribbon to help fill in some empty spaces.  Once my main image was layered, I then added the popped up one and MFT baby braddies to the layers. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.

Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence Naptime, MFT Merry & Bright
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card stock: MFT White Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Real Red, K & Company Designer Scrap Pack
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Queen & Company Felt Snowflake Ribbon, Bling, Holiday Fibers, Pop Up Glue Dots, MFT Baby Brads, Mini Pop Dots

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January Blast From The Past Blog Hop!!

Hello again!  Welcome to this month's Blast From The Past Blog Hop!!  I'm thrilled to have been able to stamp for it this month since my migraines have pretty much kept me down and in the dark.  With the theme being love, I decided to pull out my Discover Your Wings set.  I recently rediscovered some Basic Grey designer paper in my "closet" and decided to make two cards using the same set, but different patterned papers.

The first card is really simple.  The sentiment is stamped directly onto the Sultry designer paper with the butterfly being stamped on white card stock and colored with prismacolor markers.  I then added some pink and white organdy ribbon, then some soft pink pearl stickers to finish the card off.

My second card is also a simple one and is stamped onto a white MFT perfect panel in various shades of memento dewdrop inks and then layered onto Stampin Up! card stock and a Basic Grey Euphoria designer panel.  Again gold brads, pearl stickers, and some gold cord are used to finish the card off.

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you would like to continue seeing some more eye candy today, make sure to stop by all of the participating designers blogs listed below for inspiration.

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings
Ink: Memento Dewdrops, Memento Tuxedo Black
Card stock: MFT White Perfect Panel, White Card stock, Stampin Up! Marvelous Magenta, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey Sultry Designer Paper, Basic Grey Euphoria
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Gold Cord, Gold Pearl Stickers, Pink Organdy Ribbon, White Organdy Ribbon, Pink Pearl Stickers

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

No Hitting Or Biting

Kids say some of the cutest things.  Some of their quotes are just priceless like the one I'm sharing today.  I found this stamp by Inkadinkadoo at Michael's a year ago and never inked it up until now. 

I started out by stamping the quote in Papertrey's enchanted evening ink onto a die cut piece of Stampin Up! bashful blue card stock.  After that I stippled bashful blue ink around the edges of the die cut panel.  Once my panel was layered, I pulled out some die cut flowers and leaves I had received from a secret sister last year. 

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo, Stampin Up! Splatter Wheel
Ink: Stampin Up! Brilliant Blue, PTI Enchanted Evening
Card stock: Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Celery, Designer Paper
Accessories: Stipple Brush, Bling, Stampin Up! Top Note Die, Stampin Up! Flowers & Leaves Dies

Monday, January 17, 2011

Holiday Bedtime Story

Hello and happy Monday - I think. *wink*  I'm still playing around with some pre-colored images and finally assembling cards out of them.  Today, I'm sharing an image from one of MFT's most recent releases from the Pure Innocence line called Bedtime Story (which MFT seems to be out of right now). 

I started out by stamping the image in memento tuxedo black ink onto MFT white Perfect Panels and then colored with prismacolor markers using some Debbie Mumm designer paper as my color inspiration.  Once both images were colored, I cut out one and added some pewter baby brads to the knobs on the nightstand before adding to the layered image panel.  I then added some holiday fibers to the top and two MFT Die-Namic flowers to the bottom right hand corner with pop up glue dots.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tomorrow, you're in for a cute quote by a four year old.  Kids say the funniest things.  Have a great day!

Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence Bedtime Story
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card stock: MFT White Perfect Panels, Debbie Mumm Holiday Designer Mat Stack, Stampin Up! Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Fibers, Pop Up Glue Dots, MFT Flower Die-Namic, Baby Brads, Dimensionals

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fairy On Cloud Nine

Happy Sunday everyone!!  I have another digital image from Digital Two For Tuesday to share with you today.  I really love this fairy image because it's so whimsical, yet can be used in both bold and soft colors. 

Once my image was downloaded and printed out, I colored it with Prismacolor watercolor pencils and a blender marker.  After my image was layered, I stippled Stampin Up! bashful blue ink around the edges to help fill in the sky.  After my layered image was added to the card, I added some diamond ice stickles to the wings, gold ice stickles to the crown and one necklace, and then white pearl stickers for the other necklace.  The mirror is highlighted with Ranger Glossy Accents and a MFT flower Die-Namic was added to the bottom right corner.  I also used a retired Stampin Up! background stamp on the main card in bashful blue ink before stippling around the edges of the card as well.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Digital Two For Tuesday Fairy, Stampin Up! French Script (retired)
Ink: Stampin Up! Bashful Blue
Card stock: White, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, Blender Marker, MFT Paper Flower Die-Namic, Ice Stickles, Pearl Stickers, Stipple Brush, Ranger Glossy Accents, Brads

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Oriental Garden Teapot Challenge

Hello again.  I'm still dealing with these freaking migraines, but at least I finally felt well enough (somewhat) to stamp today.

For this week's teapot challenge, I pulled out a set from Mark's Finest Papers called Lady Serene.  I love oriental images since there is so much you can do with them.  I started out by pulling out some handmade designer paper from Michael's I've had for "ages" in my stash as my inspiration.  I then stamped all of my images on white card stock in memento tuxedo black ink and colored with prismacolor markers.  Once my coloring was done, I cut out one of the Lady Serene images, added some gold cord for the sash and popped her up on pop up glue dots.  The flowers on the dress are highlighted with gold ice stickles. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Lady Serene
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue
Card stock: White, Stampin Up! Old Olive, Brilliant Blue, Rose Red, Handmade Designer Paper
Accessories: MFT Jumbo Scallop Die-Namic, Prismacolor Markers, Gold Pearl Stickers, Gold Ice Stickles, Pop Up Glue Dots, Prima Flowers, Mini Glue Dots, Gold Cord, Gold Brads

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Time to.....Remember

Second post for me tonight.  If you're looking for my teapot challenge post, please scroll down.

This week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club challenge is a sketch.  In fact, all of the Wednesday Stamp Club's are going to be sketches from here on out.  This way, newcomers can participate using whatever stamps they have, and if you use MFT stamps/products you have the chance to win a $20 gift voucher to the store.  Otherwise, the weekly prize is a $15 gift voucher.  Hey, either way it's free spending money thanks to Kim!  :)

I found this wonderful vintage clock paper at Michael's about a month ago and just had to get it since I knew it would go perfect with MFT's A La Mode Take Time (which Kim appears to be out of at the moment).  I stamped my a la mode in memento tuxedo black onto white card stock then colored with prismacolor markers.  Since I was going for a vintage look, I stippled Stampin Up! creamy caramel dye ink around the image and the layers.  Once I had added my Jumbo Scallop Die-namic and Texture Board Die-Namic layers, I had to figure out what to do for the saying on the sketch.  I finally remembered I had bought this itty bitty spool of ribbon at Michael's a couple of years ago and never used it that had a vintage look to it.  The only problem was finding that itty bitty spool.  Once I finally found it, I cut off just the "remember" part and added it onto the textured layers with some vintage brads.

Once my a la mode was in place, I added one of those K & Company page pebbles (remember those?) over the clock face and then stippled some more creamy caramel ink around the card.  The front still looked like it needed something, so I found some Michael's Recollections paper flowers, stippled creamy caramel on it lightly and added it with a glue dot.  The center is another page pebble.

The inside of my card was kept simple.  I only added one layer of the Jumbo Scallop Die-Namic and then another Recollections paper flower with a page pebble center.  Here's what the inside looks like. 

Yes, my Christmas tree is still up.  Between my migraines, my husband's stroke, and returning back to work, I haven't had time to take it down yet.  It does make an interesting backdrop though.  Don't you agree?  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: MFT A La Mode Take Time
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Creamy Caramel
Card stock: White, Stampin Up! Creamy Caramel, Summer Sun, Brocade Blue, Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, MFT Die-Namics, Vintage Brads, Stipple Brush, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Recollections Paper Flowers, K & Company Page Pebbles

Winnie The Pooh & Friends

Sorry it's been so long between posts.  I finally returned back to work this last week, and between my work schedule and the migraines that have continued to come, I've not been feeling like being on a computer let alone stamping.

I did finally get a chance to assemble a card I had started a couple of months ago that fit with Mothermark's teapot challenge for the week.  I love Winnie The Pooh and this adorable image was stamped two months ago and only partially colored.  Well, this week it finally got done.

The background is Stampin Up!'s daisy field wheel (retired), and I used some scraps of ribbon plus odds-n-ends I had lying around.  That way I didn't have to go fishing for something out of my stash.  I just used what I had within reach.

It's not my best work, but I am happy with the way it turned out.

Stamps:  All Night Media, Stampin Up! Daisy Field Wheel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue
Card stock: White, Stampin Up! Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Dimensionals, Joann's Silk Flowers, Metal Sticker Dots, Brad, Glue Dots, Ribbon

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Vintage Happy New Year

Last week I received a box full of wonderful blog candy goodies from my friend Sarah.  So far, my favorite from the box is some lace ribbon and Papertrey vintage cream buttons!  Now, I had downloaded an old postcard from Clearly Vintage and thought it would go perfect with the lace and buttons. 

After dry embossing my card, I took some Tim Holtz old paper and antique linen inks then stippled them over the image to age it a bit more.  Once that was done, I stippled Tim Holtz tea stain ink around the edges of the layered image before adding some vintage brads.  After popping the layered panel over the tea stain dyed lace ribbon, I finally added one of the Papertrey Ink buttons with some cream quilting thread through it. 

A wonderful, yet simple vintage-y (yes I made that up) card.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Digital Postcard From Clearly Vintage
Ink: Tim Holtz Tea Stain, Old Paper, Antique Linen
Card stock: White, Stampin Up! Vanilla, Sage Shadow, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Stipple Brushes, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Pop Up Glue Dots, Papertrey Ink Cream Button, Lace Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Quilting Ribbon

Monday, January 3, 2011

Family Christmas

Hi there.  Are you having a great Monday?  It's my first day back at work after being off for a few months with my migraines.  So I'll see how "great" mine is at the end of the day.

Today I have another card to share using an image from Digital Two For Tuesday.  I just love these old time images since there's so many different ways to use them.  For this one, I decided to make it a traditional, yet old fashioned, Christmas card.  The image is colored with regular colored pencils again using different shades of the same color family.  I love using this technique since it's easy to transport the image and pencils anywhere.  Also, it's very calming after a long day or a rough week. 

Once my image was colored, I stippled Tim Holtz old paper distress ink over the entire image before stippling Tim Holtz walnut stain ink around the edges to "age" it a bit more.  Once I had the image layered, I added some vintage brads, thread, and Making Memories vintage paper flowers.  To add to the vintage theme, I added a brushed pewter "family" brad to the center of the table before popping the entire thing up over the thread.  For the final touches, red liquid pearls highlight the berries in the wreath and a burgundy ribbon embellie covers the colored wreath ribbon instead. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Digital Two For Tuesday
Ink: Tim Holtz Old Paper, Walnut Stain
Card stock: White, Stampin Up! So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Rose Art Colored Pencils, Thread, Vintage Brads, Liquid Pearls, Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Making Memories Vintage Paper Flowers, Corner Rounder

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Flight School!

This month's MFT Guest Designer challenge theme is "It's A Banner Year!" At first, I had no idea what to do for the challenge, but then an idea came while hearing a plane flying out to the old base to land.  What about doing an idea about a flight school? 

I pulled out a pre-stamped image of Fred Bear In Flight (which MFT appears to be out right now), colored it with prismacolor markers and paired it with some Costco designer paper of an old world map.  Pulling out my Banner Strip Die-Namic and Banner Alphabet set, I got to work.  Running the die-namic through my big shot twice on MFT cream Perfect Panels and then again with the Costco designer paper's "back side", I was able to create two separate banners to put above and below my main image.

Once my banners were done, I then ran MFT's Jumbo Scallop Die-Namic three times also using the Costco designer paper.  Adding some vintage brads, thread and a dark blue button finished off the vintage look for my card.

Stamps: MFT Fred Bear In Flight, Banner Strip Alphabet
Ink: Tim Holtz Tea Stain, PTI Enchanted Evening, Memento Tuxedo Black
Card stock: Costco Designer Paper, MFT Cream Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Kraft
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Dimensionals, Thread, PTI Button, Glue Dots, Vintage Brads, Stampin Up! Night Of Navy Marker, MFT Die-Namics

Kitty Tea Party

Hello again.  Today I have a card to share I originally made for The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday 139 challenge a couple of weeks ago.  However, thanks to a couple of small migraines and my husband's stroke, I couldn't upload it until now.

The challenge that week was a sketch challenge using this sketch here.  I decided to use a set that hadn't seen ink yet for the challenge called Coffee, Tea, or Meow?  This set is so me since I'm a tea drinker, and with a few cats in the house.

I started out by stamping my images twice in memento tuxedo black ink on MFT's white Perfect Panels and coloring with prismacolor markers.  Once all of my images were colored, I cut out one complete set to pop up later.  Since I had decided to flip the sketch on it's side, I cut out two scallop strips using MFT's Jumbo Scallop Die-Namic and then layered them.  After punching out my main image using my Marvy Giga Circle Scallop Punch, I popped that up over the die-namic strips before adding the additional images with Stampin Up! diemensionals.  I also had this cool gemstone flourish sticker from Michael's I've been wanting to use and decided it should work great with this sketch.  Sprinkle's collar is highlighted with diamond ice stickles and then Stampin Up! pretty in pink dye ink is sponged around the edges of the scallop circle and the card itself.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas Coffee, Tea, or Meow?
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Almost Amethyst, Pretty In Pink
Card stock: MFT White Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Pretty In Pink, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Sponge, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die-Namic, Dimensionals, Pop Dots, Diamond Ice Stickles, Bling Flourish Sticker, Marvy Giga Scallop Circle Punch

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

Hello all.  Happy New Year!!  Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my musical challenge card, please scroll down one post.

I love the Nutcracker Suite music and have been to the ballet only once as part of a field trip in high school.  For this month's Splitcoaststampers Fan Club December more is more challenge, I decided to use the Sugar Plum Fairy music as my inspiration.

I started out by stamping My Favorite Things Ballet Recital Jolinne three times on MFT's white Perfect Panels in memento tuxedo black ink and colored them with prismacolor markers.  Once that was done, I cut out one complete set of images for popping up on one of the cards.
For the first card, after layering my main image panel, I stippled Stampin Up! pretty in pink dye ink around the images before popping up my cut out ballerina's.  After adding a strip of the Doily Border Die-Namic in almost amethyst.  For the final touches, a Prima rose, MFT baby braddies and mini pearl stickers were added to the ballerina's.

Here's a close up of the completed card.
For the second "dressed down" card, I didn't pop up the images on the main panel and only used a strip of the Basic Gray Figgy designer paper.  To make the designer paper strip stand out a bit, I used the Allegro cuttlebug embossing folder on the card itself and then stippled Stampin Up! going grey ink over the embossed music notes while still stippling the pretty in pink ink around the ballerina's.  For the final touch, I added MFT pink baby braddies and two felt sticker flowers with a pearl center.

Here's a close up of the "dressed down" card.

Stamps: MFT Ballet Recital Jolinne
Card stock: MFT Perfect Panels, Stampin Up! Going Grey, Almost Amethyst, Pretty In Pink, Basic Gray Figgy Designer Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Going Grey, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dimensionals, Stipple Brush, Cuttlebug Allegro Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Felt Sticker Flower, Mini Pearl Stickers, MFT Baby Brads, Pop Up Glue Dots, Prima Rose, MFT Doily Border Die-Namic

Come Home Soon - Musical Challenge 6

Hello again.  Happy New Year!!!  Thanks for stopping by today. 

I have another musical challenge card from a couple of weeks ago to share with you today.  The challenge song was Come Home Soon by SheDaisy.  I had this birdhouse image by The Stamping Boutique and thought it fit the song pretty good. 

After downloading and printing on white card stock, I colored the entire image with prismacolor markers before stippling Stampin Up! bashful blue ink and lavender lace ink around the edges.  The main card is embossing using a Tim Holtz Alterations wood grain embossing folder and a corner rounder punch.  For a little extra something, I added some silk flowers I had purchased at Michaels last year held in place with yellow mini brads.

Stamps: The Stamping Boutique Birdhouse
Card stock: White, Stampin Up! Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Summer Sun
Ink: Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Prismacolor Markers, Silk Flowers, Brads, Corner Rounder Punch, Tim Holtz Alterations Wood grain Embossing Folder