Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Quiet Day Fishing

Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my Technique Junkie blog hop card, please scroll down one post.

I've had this fishing hole idea floating around in my head since Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company released the new Scenic Selections and Get Reel stamp sets and finally got a chance to put it to card stock when I saw the challenges for this weeks Party Time Tuesday's and Tuesday Throwdown.  I remember my dad taking me fishing and camping during the summer months while in elementary school.  I had so much fun and wanted to capture those memories.

I started out by stamping my images in memento tuxedo black ink onto MFP snow storm smooth and then colored with koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker.  Once I coloring was done, I pulled out my stipple brushes and stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink and then along the sides before sponging my lake using Tim Holtz chipped sapphire distress ink and then stippling forest moss along the bottom.  Once I was satisfied with my ink coverage, I stamped some extra rocks and a butterfly, colored them, and cut out to pop up using pop dots before adding some vintage brads and highlighting the water ripples and grass with copic spica pens.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Scenic Selectsion, Get Reel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss
Card Stock: MFP
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Blender Marker, Stipple Brushes, Sponge, Pop Dots, Copic Spica Pens, Brads

Pines and Pinecones - TJ Green & Brown Blogger Challenge



Hello and Happy Thursday!!  I found this bloggers challenge blog hop last week through Technique Junkies.  The challenge is to only use various shades of brown & green.  So with that in mind, I pulled out my Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company stamps and got to work only to be interrupted by yet another migraine, so one week later, here's my card.

I started out by stamping my pine branches from New Pines onto MFP corn husk card stock in Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink and then coloring with prismacolor markers.  Then I stamped the extra pines from the New Pines and Ho Mini stamp sets in Tim Holtz Pine Needles distress ink before lightly stippling Brushed Corduroy distress ink over them and cutting out to pop up using dimensionals and pop dots.  Once that was done, I decided to add a couple of pine cones from the New Pines set stamped in walnut ink and stippled before cutting those out and popping them up as well.  My final embellishments were some vintage brads and copper cord tied into a knot.

Stop by all of the participants here:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.


Stamps:  MFP New Pines, Ho Mini
Ink: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Pine Needles, Brushed Corduroy
Card Stock: MFP Corn Husk, Evergreen, Mahogony
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Pop Dots, Dimensionals, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Copper Cord

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pansies & Best Wishes

Hello and welcome to Tuesday.  Sorry about the delay between posts, I've been down with another nasty migraine.  Will someone please ask Mother Nature to make up her mind here on the west coast.  Ugh!  This week's Moving Along With The Times challenge is all about celebrations, however, NO BIRTHDAY celebrations.  No sweat!  I can handle that especially when it just happens to coordinate with the Teapot Tuesday challenge over on Splitcoast.

Once I had stamped my images from Spring Flowers and Pansy Riot in memento tuxedo black ink onto MFP snow storm smooth card stock, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and got to coloring before cutting out some of the extra pansy images to pop up later for some added dimension.  Once all of my layering was finished, I stamped my saying onto scrap snow storm smooth card stock, layered, and added the same orange brads to match my pansy panel.

I decided to keep the inside saying of the card fairly generic so I could use it for any type of a celebration as needed.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Pansy Riot, Spring Flowers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Grape Jelly, Memento Ladybug
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Brads, Pop Dots, Dimensionals

Friday, May 25, 2012

Scenic Stamping

Last Tuesday, May 22nd, I was the Featured Designer over at SpeedyTV by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company and I was asked to do a tutorial on Scenic Stamping after the May release blog hop using Scenic Selections.  If you haven't had a chance to check out the tutorial on SpeedyTV, here it is again.

Stamps Used: All Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company
Christmas In The Country
Scenic Selections
New Pines
















Supplies Used:
Koh-I-Noor Pencils
Prismacolor Blender Marker
Stipple Brushes
MFP Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss
Flower Soft Summer Mix
Tacky Glue
Toothpick
Brads
Glue Dots


1) Start by stamping the church from Christmas In The County in memento ink onto snow storm smooth card stock.

2) Take the large trees from Scenic Selections and stamp in memento ink next to the church overlapping the branches if necessary.


3) Stamp the large fir trees from Scenic Selections in various spots around the church to help fill in some of the "gaps".

4) Next, take the medium fir tree, stamp only the top half of it near the bottom of your scene. Stamp additional images in scene if there are any gaps you want filled in with trees.

5) Stamp bird trio from Scenic Selections in sky area and butterfly onto scrap white card stock to cut out and add to scene later.

6) Color your images and scene, blending colors as needed. Stipple Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink lightly for the sky and forest moss around the edges of the "ground" to fill in.

7) Next, stamp pine bough from New Pines onto aqua card stock in Tim Holtz broken china distress ink and stipple around the edges to give the card itself some dimension.


8) Layer colored scene, add brads, then add to the stamped card.

9) Add Flower Soft© into bare trees to change the trees look from winter to spring/summer. Add tops of grass images, if desired, stamped in Tim Holtz forest moss distress ink in remaining gaps.



10) Cut out butterfly and add using glue dots, pinching the wings up to give it some dimension and to finish your project off.

I hope you give this tutorial a try.  Scenic stamping is really fun and not as hard as it looks.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.

It's A Memorial Day Sale






This weekend My Time Made Easy is having a sale just in time to celebrate Memorial Day and thank all of our troops for their service.  Just click the above icon to go to the store and start shopping!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have an awesome weekend.  Thank you to all of our men & women in uniform for their service to our country.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Blue Blossoms and Plaid - My Time Made Easy Pretty Pattern Sketch #62




Hello and welcome to another My Time Made Easy Pretty Pattern Sketch challenge.  For my card this week, I pulled out one of my favorite MTME sets, Bold Botanicals.

Once I had stamped my images in memento tuxedo black onto white card stock, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and got started on coloring.  Since I had decided to go with a brightly colored theme, I also pulled out my pad of Basic Gray Lauderdale designer paper and matched up the paper to my card stock.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and make sure to stop by the My Time Made Easy blog and participate in this week's challenge and the Pretty Pallete© challenge too.

Stamps:  MTME Bold Botanicals
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Basic Gray Lauderdale Designer Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Green Galore
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Dimensionals, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Glue Dots

Tulips and Butterflies



Hi there and welcome to hump day.  I found the sketch on my friend Rainy's blog, aka Susan Roberts, this last weekend, and just had to make sure I got one done, migraine or no migraine, so while stamping my card for tomorrow's My Time Made Easy's sketch challenge I stamped some extra images for Susan's.

After stamping the tulip image from MTME's Bold Botanticals in memento tuxedo black, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and got to coloring before cutting one of the tulips out to pop up later.  I then stamped out, cut out, and colored, three butterflies making sure to pop them up at different levels after stippling bashful blue & razzleberry inks around the tulips.  Since I had decided on a brightly colored theme for my card, I also added some Basic Gray Lauderdale designer paper to the main image layers as well as the card itself.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and if you get a chance, why not join in the sketch challenge on Susan's blog since the deadline is June 1st.

Stamps: MTME Bold Botanicals
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, Razzleberry
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Razzleberry, Only Orange, Basic Gray Lauderdale Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Dimensionals, Pop Dots, Ice Stickles, Ribbon, Small Hole Punch

Monday, May 21, 2012

Speedy Fox Featured Designer



Hello and welcome!!  Today I am the Featured Designer over on the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company blog with a scenic stamping tutorial.  Check it out!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

In God We Trust - Friends of SpeedyTV Challenge #21

Hello and welcome to Monday.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for some stamping!  This week the Friends of SpeedyTV, by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company are challenging you to make a Memorial Day card.  With the holiday fast approaching, it's time to say THANK YOU to all of our men and women in uniform.

I started out by stamping my image from Liberty Lady Mini stamp set before coloring with a grey prismacolor marker before stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around her before layering and adding some star eyelets.  Once I stamped my saying from the same mini stamp set, stippled tumbled glass distress ink around the edges, layered and added the same star eyelets, I added them to a dry embossed star panel.  My card is stamped with the sayings from the Patriotic American Mini stamp set.  The only other embellishments I added were a star printed ribbon I found in the Michael's $1 bin over a year ago, and a silver star clip.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and make sure to participate in this week's challenge. 

Stamps: MFP Liberty Lady Mini, Patriotic American Mini
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Stampin Up! Real Red
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth Scraps, Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Star Eyelets, Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Ribbon, Star Clip, Star Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Glue Dots

It's All In the Eyes!

Second post for me today.  If you are looking for my FYI challenge post, please scroll down one.


While waiting for migraine meds to kick in last night, I was looking at the inspiration picture for the Play Date Cafe's color splash challenge, as well as a couple of other challenges, and an idea came to me.  I had already reached the point of stamp or cry with the pain, so I chose to stamp and keep my card very clean and simple.

I started out by stamping my lion image from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company set called Big Cats in memento tuxedo black ink and then colored with prismacolor markers; making sure to highlight his mane in different shades of yellow to give a more realistic look before layering.  Then taking some white card stock, I dry embossed it using a tree branch cuttlebug embossing folder with my big shot.  The only embellishments I added were some Making Memories black baby brads.  Even with this CAS look, what should have only taken me 20minutes to make took well over an hour.  Geez!  Anyone want a headache?  Free to a good home? 

Challenges this card also submitted for:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Big Cats
Card Stock: All Stampin Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Big Shot, Tree Branches Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Making Memories Black Baby Brads



Born To Be Wild

Hello.  I hope you enjoyed the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company blog hop last week and received lots of inspiration.

Today I am sharing a card I made, even with another migraine, for a couple of challenges.  I mean, when inspiration hits, I have to go with it even with the pain, or there's no sleeping off the headache for me.  My card was mainly inspired by the colors of the picture from this week's For Your Inspiration challenge.

Take a look - isn't this sunset just gorgeous?!  Keeping with the tropical theme, I pulled out some black and orange Stampin Up! card stock to go with my images from MFP's Big Cats stamp set.

Once I had my tiger stamped twice in memento tuxedo black onto snow storm smooth card stock, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and got to coloring before cutting one image out to pop up later and then stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges of the layered tiger.  Then I pulled out my cuttlebug leafy branch embossing folder and dry embossed the card before adding a strip from MFP's Safari Fabric Collection tied in a knot with a tiger charm.  My final embellishments were some Making Memories black baby brads and some Colorbok black metallic stickers before popping up the cut out tiger image.

This card also fits a couple of other challenges I discovered this last week before the migraine set in:

Just Inspirational #29 - inspired by animal globe
For Your Inspiration #30 - inspired by colors from above picture
Tuesday Throwdown #98 - fabric challenge

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Sunday!!

Stamps: MFP Big Cats
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Stampin Up! Black, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Fabric Strip, Tiger Charm, Thread, Making Memories Baby Brads, ColorBok Black Metallic Stickers, Glue Dots


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Flamingos On Vacation - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4


Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
    May Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15
Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18



Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on May 19, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday May 18, 2012.

 
Welcome to the final day of our hop.  Today we are featuring the new set called Flamingos On Vacation and I decided to try something that was brewing in my mind for it.  I pulled out a Stampendous shirt card from my stash I've had for over 8 years and stamped the larger flamingos in memento tuxedo black before coloring them with prismacolor markers.  Then I added the palm trees in memento black, colored and added the ribbon in Adirondack sailboat blue ink across the top and along the front "opening" of the shirt.  My final touches on the outside were to stipple Adirondack lettuce ink around the edges of my shirt and the collar; then small white prima flowers with gold ice stickle centers.  Once I was done adding the ice stickles to the prima centers, I suddenly decided to add them also to the flamingo's body designs.

The inside of my shirt has both of my sayings and two more palm trees to tie everything in.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  I hope you enjoyed this week's blog hop and received lots of inspiration.  Don't forget to stop by all of the designers blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Flamingos On Vacation
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Sailboat Blue, Lettuce
Card Stock: Stampendous Hawaiian Shirt Pre-Folded Card
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Primas, Mini Glue Dots, Gold Ice Stickles

Life Is Like A Game Of Cards - My Time Made Easy Pretty Pattern Sketch#61




Hello and welcome to another My Time Made Easy Pretty Pattern Sketch challenge.  My card this week uses a combination of My Time Made Easy digital and acrylic stamps.

I started out by downloading and printing off the sayings from MTME's Keep Strong digital set and die cutting one of the sayings out using spellbinders oval dies.  Then I took MTME's Argyle Amazement acrylic set and stamped the diamonds in Stampin Up! chocolate chip & not quite navy inks onto matching scrap card stock.  Finally, I printed off MTME's Bold Boys Pretty Impressions printable designer paper before layering onto a chocolate chip card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to participate in this week's challenge.

Stamps: MTME Keep Strong Digital Set, Argyle Amazement Acrylic Set
Ink: Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Tim Holtz Corduroy
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip Scrap, Not Quite Navy Scrap, MTME Bold Boys Pretty Impressions Printables Designer Paper
Accessories: Stipple Brush, Spellbinders Ovals, Computer, Printer

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Scenic Selections - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3


Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
May Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15
Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on May 19, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday May 18, 2012.
I am so excited to finally have the Scenic Selections set; especially since I have been begging for something like this for months now, so I have two cards to share with you today.
My first card uses the church from Christmas In The Country stamped in memento tuxedo black ink onto snow storm smooth card stock and colored with koh-i-noor pencils with a blender marker.  I then stamped several of the smaller trees from Scenic Selections around the church and colored those the same way. Once all of my coloring and blending was finished, began to stipple Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink for the sky. 

Once I was satisfied with all of my stippling, I layered the colored image onto MFP lily pad, morning sun and aqua light card stocks before adding some matching brads and flower soft.  The card background is stamped in adirondak aqua using MFP New Pines stamp set.  For a final touch, I added some birds from Scenic Selections as well as one of the butterflies cut out with the wings pulled up for added dimension.  I also recently found a new challenge blog for scenic stamping called Craft A Scene and decided to make sure when finishing my church, it matched the Craft A Scene Flowers challenge requirements.

My second card also uses the Christmas In The Country set along with New Pines and the Scenic Selections, only this time using the moose image.  I started out by stamping my card using the pine cone bough image in Adirondack lettuce ink before adding an embossed Tim Holtz bark border stippled with Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink.

My main image was stamped in memento tuxedo black ink onto MFP snow storm smooth card stock then colored with koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker.  I then stamped several images from Scenic Selections onto scrap snow storm smooth card stock, colored, blended, then cut out to pop up later using pop dots.  Once everything was layered, I added some vintage looking brads, some mahogany satin ribbon, and the popped up images.  For the final touch, I stamped my saying from Get Reel in memento black.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by each designers blog to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Scenic Selections, Christmas In The Country, New Pines, Get Reel
Card Stock: All MFP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Adirondack Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor, Prismacolor Blender Marker, Copic Spica Pen, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Ice Stickles, Brads, Stipple Brushes, Tim Holtz Bark Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Hole Punch, Post It Notes

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Get Reel - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
May Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15
Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18


 
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on May 19, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday May 18, 2012.


My project today shows a couple of different Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company sets to go along with our featured set Get Reel.  I remember growing up going fishing with my dad every summer while in the Indian Guides program.  This set brings back so many memories of camping, fishing, hiking, and so on with my dad, so I tried to capture some of those memories in my card for you today.

I started out by stamping my main image from Get Reel in memento tuxedo black onto MFP snow storm smooth card stock before taking the Ice and Snow stamp set and inking only part of the tree tops from the sets main image to use as cattails.  Then I took some color crayons and colored some of the "cattails" brown and the water ripples white before sponging & stippling various Tim Holtz distress and Adirondack inks to get my pond with an early morning sky look.  Once I was satisfied with the ink coverage, I stamped the saying from Get Reel and then the bird trio from the new Scenic Selections a couple of times before layering on card stock and adding some Making Memories black baby brads.  My final touches were to stamp the rocks and trees from Scenic Selections onto scrap snow storm smooth card stock, color with prismacolor markers, cut out and then pop up using mini pop dots.  For just a little sparkle, I highlighted some of the grasses with a green Copic Spica pen.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team's blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Ice & Snow, Get Reel, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Moss, Milled Lavender, Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Adirondack Aqua, Lettuce
Card Stock: All MFP
Accessories: Stipple Brushes, Crayons, Pop Dots, Copic Spica Pen, Brads

Monday, May 14, 2012

Oopsy Daisy - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1


Second post for me today, for my Moving Along With The Times & CCEE post, please scroll down one.
Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's
May Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15
Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on May 19, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday May 18, 2012.


Now I just love daisies, and this new set is just fantastic!!  There are so many uses for it from scrap booking, cards, home decor, etc to just name a few.  For my project today, I went with a simple card so I could use it for Mother's Day for a friends mom whom I call my "adopted mother".  Actually, I have two of them.

I started out by stamping my main image, and the additional ladybug daisy, in memento tuxedo black onto MFP snow storm smooth card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers then cutting out the single flower for popping up later.  As I layered the main image, I made sure to round off the corners by using a corner rounder punch so they would match the stamped die cut Tim Holtz ornamental layer, then added some Making Memories white baby brads.  For the card, I stamped the background using Tim Holtz scattered straw distress ink and then stippled the outside edges of the card.  The die cut layer is stamped using Tim Holtz tattered rose distress ink before stippling the edges of it as well then popping up the layered daisy trio using dimensionals.

My final touches are some black/white gingham ribbon with a fairy charm tied up with thread and the cut out ladybug daisy popping it up using pop dots and micro pop dots with ice stickles in the middle.  My card also fits the Moxie Fab Gingham Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design teams blogs and leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Oopsie Daisy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose
Card Stock: All MFP
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Charm, Thread, Dimensionals, Pop Dots, Micro Pop Dots, Ice Stickles, Making Memories White Baby Brads, Stipple Brushes, Gingham Ribbon

Seagulls & Lighthouse

Hi there.  This last weekend I came across a couple of challenge blogs that I thought interesting - Moving Along With The Times Nautical challenge and CCEE Stampers faux brad challenge.  So, even with another one of my migraines, I pulled out my stamps and got to work.

I started out by stamping my images from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company Gullible Mini , Scenic Selections and Lighthouses stamp sets in memento tuxedo black onto snow storm smooth card stock before coloring with koh-i-noor pencils, prismacolor markers, and a blender marker.  Once my coloring was finished, and the images from Scenic Selections cut out for popping up later, I started stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass  and forest moss distress inks around the edges.  Then I stippled Adirondack caramel ink for the sand and aqua ink over a cloud template to help fill in the sky before layering.

Once my layering was finished, I pulled out a small hole punch to create my own brads to make sure they matched the layered card stock.  The final embellishments were some baker's twine with a starfish charm and white liquid pearls for the sea foam.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.


Stamps: MFP Scenic Selections, Lighthouses, Gullible Mini
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss, Adirondack Caramel, Aqua
Card Stock: All MFP
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Prismacolor Markers, Blender Marker, Baker's Twine, Charm, Liquid Pearls, Stipple Brushes, Pop Dots, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Magnolias - Friends of SpeedyTV #20

Hello and welcome to another Friends of SpeedyTV challenge.  This week we are challenge to use the paper piecing technique.

I started out by stamping my images from Mother's Magnolias in memento tuxedo black onto Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company snow storm smooth and then again onto Cosmo Cricket Clementine designer papers before cutting them out to adhere to my stamped card.  After I added my cut out images, I stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass around the flowers before layering and then adding some red brads from my stash.  Then I added a couple of die cut scalloped borders before popping up my layered images and added some ripened tomato satin ribbon with a gold clip.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and make sure to stop by SpeedyTV and participate in this week's challenge.

Stamps: MFP Mother's Magnolias, Oopsy Daisy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: All MFP, Cosmo Cricket Clementine Designer Paper
Accessories: Stipple Brush, Gold Clip, Brads, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Scallop Die-namic

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Do We Give God Headaches?

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!  Make sure you've called, or hugged, your mom today.

When I first saw this sentiment from Inkadinkadoo last year, I just had to buy it on the spot!  The stamp is part of Inkadinkadoo's "kids say the darndest things" line.  So when I saw this week's 4 Crafty Chicks Sentiment only challenge, I definitely had to use this stamp!

After stamping my sentiment in Stampin Up! night of navy ink onto bashful blue card stock, I pulled out my spellbinders wonky labels to die cut my layers.  Then, after running a cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder through the big shot, I stippled some night of navy ink over the raised "images" before adhering my layered saying and adding some white baby brads.  Since the card still seemed somewhat plain at that point, I then pulled out a MFT daisy die-namic and die cut 3 sets of flowers with leaves, stippled navy ink on the top/bottom layers before adhering to my card.  For my final touches, I decided to add some blue gem stickers to the centers of the flowers and then slightly curl the flower/leaf ends up.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Stampin Up! Night Of Navy
Card Stock: Stampin Up! Night Of Navy, Bashful Blue, Green Galore Scrap
Accessories: Stipple Brush, Spellbinders Wonky Labels, Making Memories Baby Brads, MFT Daisy Die-Namic, Gem Sticker, Glue Dots, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Friday, May 11, 2012

Hello Magnolia's - May Just One Swap

Hello and welcome to the weekend!!  Last night I decided to try a new technique called cascading images even though my migraine was giving me fits and the pain meds were not working.  So I figured it was either stamp or cry....stamping won out! ;)

I started out by stamping my main magnolia image from Mother's Magnolias by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company in memento tuxedo black onto snow storm smooth card stock and then again onto plain photocopy paper to cut out and use as a mask for my cascading images.  Once my mask was cut out, I added some removable tape to the back, and then stamped the remaining two images before coloring with prismacolor markers.

Once my coloring was finished, I stamped the saying from Hello Butterflies and then the small butterfly from the new Scenic Selections being released on May 15th.  I kept everything pretty simple by adding pearl heart brads as the only embellishments for my card.

I also decided to enter my card into a couple of new challenge blogs I just discovered last night.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Hello Butterflies, Mother's Magnolias, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: All MFP
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Photocopy Paper, Removable Tape, Pearl Heart Brads

One Of A Kind

Hello and TGI Friday!!!  Today I am sharing a card I made for both the Crafty Friends Inspration Challenge and for the Ways To Use It #374 challenge on SCS.

I started out by stamping my main image from Pussy Willows in memento tuxedo black onto Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company snow storm smooth and colored with prismacolor markers before stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass before layering and adding some orange brads from my stash.  I then stamped my pussy willow background on the card using Tim Holtz spiced marmalade before adding some ribbon gifted to me by my friend KelliJo and then popping up the layered image over it.  My final embellishments are a small gold clip, some primas and gold pearl stickers before stamping my saying.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.

Stamps:  MFP Pussy Willows
Card Stock: All MFP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Pop Dots, Brads, Ribbon, Stipple Brush, Primas, Glue Dots, Gold Clip

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Whoo's Birthday? - My Time Made Easy Pretty Pattern Sketch #60


Hello and welcome to another My Time Made Easy Pretty Pattern Sketch challenge. Since I'm dealing with another migraine, I decided to go with the "keep it simple stamper" technique.

My card this week uses MTME's digital Critters With Heart owl image combined with MTME's Color Infusion digital paper.  Once I had my owl downloaded and the birthday saying added underneath, I printed it out onto some white Georgia Pacific card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers with Stampin Up! rich razzleberry stippled around the edges of the image.  After adding a couple of strips of card stock, faux brads, dew drop and some primas, my card was finished in about 20 minutes.  My card also fits the WT374 challenge on SCS.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams samples and play along this week at My Time Made Easy

Stamps: MTME Digital Critters With Heart
Ink: Stampin Up! Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, MTME Digital Color Infusion
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Primas, Glue Dots, Dew Drops 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Daisies, Gingham & Butterflies

Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my Friends of SpeedyTV post, please scroll down one.

Today I have a sneak peek of two sets due to be released by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company on May 15th called Oopsy Daisy and Scenic Selections.  This card was inspired by several challenges including the Moxie Fab Card Creations Gingham challenge.

I started out by stamping my main images from Oopsy Daisy twice in memento tuxedo black onto MFP snow storm smooth card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers and cutting one of my daisies out for popping up later.  I then lightly stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the daisies before layering.  For my background, I used a Tim Holtz ornamental die before stamping and stippling it with wild honey distress ink.  The card is also stamped and stippled with tattered rose distress ink before adding some MFP strawberry freeze gingham ribbon.  My final touches were some Making Memories pearl heart brads and butterflies from the soon to be released Scenic Selections with black ice stickles antenna.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Oopsie Daisy, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: All Mark's Finest Papers
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Making Memories Pearl Heart Brads, Stipple Brushes, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, MFP Gingham Ribbon, Tim Holtz Ornamental Die, Big Shot, Black Ice Stickles