Monday, June 30, 2014

Copic Coloring Lesson

I gave my Sister-in-law and my niece a quick introduction to Copics last week. 
 My SIL creates beautiful zentangle projects, quilts and many more.  My niece, who is 10 years old, is very creative and crafty too. She recently led a class teaching others how to make things with the rainbow loom rubber bands.  
We had a fabulous time and their projects turned out beautiful.  Next time we get together they will have to teach me one of their crafting projects.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Be YOU tiful

This is my first Saturated Canary stamp.  Love her personality. 

Card Details:
Image: Miss Personality from Saturated Canary
Copics:E11, E00, E13, YR24, V91, V95, B34, C5, C7, C9, C3, W0, W1, W3, E25
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Spellbinders scalloped hearts die
Quikcutz nesting doily rectangle and nesting doily heart dies
Cottage cutz fence die
Background shape: Songbird Cricut cartridge
Stickles on the fur trim of boots, and skirt ruffle.
After coloring with copics, I used extreme glitter paint on her boots
Shabby white embossing enamel
Entered in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Girls: Anything Goes
Charisma Cards Challenge: Sparkle and Shine
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge: Punches and die cuts
Scrapper's Delights Challenge: Anything goes with a sentiment

Thursday, June 19, 2014


It's a new challenge at ScrapbookerPhD!
This time we want to see some TEXTURE on your project.
For Challenge 12
For my project, I used this adorable digi image from Sassy Cheryl's.  For texture, I used several mediums for an overall wintery look to my card.
Cuttlebug snow embossing folder
Embossing on the snowflake die
Snow tex around the pond
Crackle accents to give the pond a glassy look just like ice on a pond
White embossing enamel for falling snow
Don't forget to link up your project to the challenge blog. I can't wait to see what mediums you use for texture.
Project Details:
Image: Sassy Chery's
Copics:RV34, RV55, RV66, BG70, BG10, B41,BG72, BG75, E00, E11, E21, E37, E35, E33, E97
Spellbinders dies
Cuttlebug snow embossing folder
Entered in following challenges:
Crafting from the heart: Anything Goes
Love To Create Challenge: Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge: Pattern Paper


Got You...

Today starts another challenge at Aud Sentiments
The challenge is to use a Two Word Sentiment.  That's it!  So it's basically an anything goes challenge as long as you add two little words.  What will your two words be?
I used this fabulous image from our sponsor, Delicious Doodles, and decided it would be perfect for an anniversary card. 
Here's the inside of the card.  I debated whether or not I should color in the worm on the hook but decided to leave the sentiment black and white.  I can always go back later and add some color it I want.

Project Details:
Image: Seahorses from Delicious Doodles
Coral, fish and seahorse diecuts from Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge
Fiskars embossing plate
Copics: BG10, BG70, V12, V15, V17, YG03, YG11, YR65, YR09, YR04, RV13, RV11
Inside Sentiment: I can't remember where I found this.  If you recognize, let me know so I can give credit.
I painted the sea horses with extreme glitter paint after coloring with copics.  I added stickles on the diecuts and the water bubbles
Entered in following challenges:
Little Claire's: Sketch and Bright and Beautiful
Divas by Design: 3 or more layers
PDE Linky Party: Beach/Ocean
Love To Create: Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fabulous Fall


Summer hasn't officially started and I am already dreaming of fall.  I love the colors, change in temperature and all the fun activities.
Card Details:
Image:  Prize Winning Pumpkin from Sassy Cheryl Stamps
Maple leaf paper punch
leaf border from Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5 inches
spellbinders dies
Entered in following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge: Anything Goes my stash item is the leaf paper punches.  I have had them for over 10 years. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!
This is the card I made for my husband.  I kept it very clean and simple for him.
I chose this image from Bugaboo stamps because of what happened to my husband the other day.
My hubby and son decided to take our Mustang out for a drive to Dairy Queen.  My husband has owned the mustang since before we were married but it has been in storage most of that time.  We decided to get it out and running so we could enjoy it more.  When they got home my husband said he couldn't believe how many people honked, waved, followed them and stopped to chat about the car. I was wondering why a 20 minute trip to DQ to over 1 1/2 hours! Geez!  Anyway, I figured my hubby probably received several looks from other drivers just like this guy.
Happy Father's Day, honey!
Card Details:
Image: guy car from Bugaboo Stamps
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37. B34, B37, T1, T4, T8, R59, R46, W0, W1, W3
Cuttlebug diamond plate embossing folder
Entered in following challenges:
Catered Crop: Manly men
Glitter and Sparkle: Father's Day/ Men's Cards

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This Guy Rocks

This is my dt card for Aud Sentiments.  Our challenge is to create a project using any sentiment for a guy.  Our wonderfully talented dt member MC created the sentiment I used.  I decided it goes perfectly with Gus in his rocking chair from Bugaboo Stamps.  I think this card will work for Father's Day this year!
Card Details:
Image: Gus Birthday Rocking Chair from Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders scalloped die
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, B91, B93, B95, W0, W3, YR18, BG96, BG93, E33, E35
Sentiment: Cards by MC
Entered in following challenges:
Crafters Café: Masculine
Crafting For all Seasons: Boys will be boys
Cardz 4 Guyz: Fathers Day

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

My First Zentangle

I decided to try a little Zentangling (is that a word?)  Zentangle is a popular new way to doodle.  It is supposed to be relaxing.  I found it frustrating.  My sister in law makes beautiful Zentangle projects.  She even has some for sale in her etsy shop,  The Purple O.  She is taking a little break for summer to spend time with her kids.
Anyway, it was frustrating for me because even though I know it's not supposed to be perfect, I do not have a steady hand for doodling.  I am sharing my first try, mistakes and imperfections included.
Card Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl stamps
Copics:  E00, E13, E21, E37, E35, E53, R02, R05, W0, BG10, BG70, Y26, Y23, YR20
Spellbinders leave die
After coloring with copics, I painted the sun with extreme glitter paint, added some pen work around the image and stickles to her skirt
Entered in following challenges:
Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge:  All About "S" (Sun, faux "stitching")
Digi Stamps for Joy: Girly/feminine

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Star Is Born

Seems like I need lots of baby boy cards lately.  I used the same digi from Mo's digital stamp as last time but changed up the papers and layout a bit. 
Card Details:
Image: Spit Happens from Mo's Digital Pencil
Spellbinders dies
Copics: E00, E13, E21, W0, W1, W3, B000, B02, E50, BG10, BG70
Inside Sentiment: Stampin Up
Outside sentiment: Computer generated by me
Entered in following challenges:
Bearly Mine: One for the boys
Ladybug Crafts: Something for the boys and/or use your dies
Card Details