Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Okay, seriously, I am totally addicted to the adorable images found at Tiddly Inks!  This one is called Minnie's Christmas Lights.  As soon as I saw her I just had to buy her!  Isn't she so cute!!!  I coloured her with Copic Markers and added some Glossy Accents to her glasses.  The background is the faux letterpress technique, which is basically inking up an embossing folder before you emboss with it.  The sentiment is a Basic Grey sticker.  The Ways To Use It challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week is using the Faux Letterpress technique.  I'll be entering this card in Tiddly Inks Anything Goes Challenge this week too!

Stamps:  Minnie's Christmas Light's by Tiddly Inks
Ink:  SU - Real Red, Kiwi Kiss
Paper:  SU Cardstock - Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Staples 110 lb White Cardstock
Accessories:  Rhinestones, SU Ribbon, Basic Grey Stickers
Tools:  SU Spiral Punch, Tim Holtz Sizzix Embossing Folder

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Vampire Love

I know it's been a while since I posted.  I've had a nasty head cold and haven't managed to get into my craft room lately.  Thankfully, I'm feeling much better and I have a fun card to share with you!  I just went and saw Breaking Dawn so I'm celebrating with a vampire themed card!  This fun image is Forever by Tiddly Inks.  I coloured it with Copic Markers (colours listed below).  The sentiment is from Otherworldly Loves by Stamp Insanity.  I'm going to enter this in the Tiddly Inks Anything Goes Challenge, just for fun!

Stamps:  Forever by Tiddly Inks, Otherworldly Loves by Stamp Insanity
Ink:  SU - Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Basic Grey DP, Bo Bunny DP, Bazzill Black Cardstock, Staples 110 lb White Cardstock
Accessories:  Prima Crystals, Prima Flower, Kaisercraft Lace
Tools:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, Copic Markers
Copic Colours:  Dress-R89, R29, R27, R24; Her hair-E47, E99, E97, Y21; His hair-E49, E47, E35, E34, E21; Suit-C9, C8, C6; Skin-E21, E00, E000, RV91

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Friday, November 18, 2011

More Pumpkins!

There's a new challenge up today at Prairie Fairy Fridays!  The theme is FALL.  I love fall and pumpkins are one of my favourite things!  I coloured these Fall Harvest pumpkins with Copic Markers.

Stamps:  Fall Harvest by Prairie Fairy Designs
Ink:  SU - Kiwi Kiss, Early Espresso
Paper:  Memory Box DP, Staples 110lb White Cardstock, SU Cardstock - Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Accessories:  SU Ribbon, Grungeboard, Distress Stickles, Basic Grey Brads, Martha Stewart Rhinestone
Tools: MFT Prima Donna Die
Copics: E35, YR18, YR15, Y17, Y15, R89, R29, YG95, YG03, YG00

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

 "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is certainly an appropriate song for right now!  Here in the Yukon, we've had about a foot and a half of snow in the last week and it is now -25 degrees Celsius (about -13 degrees Fahrenheit)!  Bbrrrrr!!!  I thought it would make a fun challenge to use "Baby, It's Cold Outside", the song as the theme.  So that's what this week's Ways to Use It challenge at Splitcoaststampers is.  The image is Snow Friends from Prairie Fairy Designs.

This last weekend, I had the privilege to travel to Anchorage, Alaska with some friends.  On the way, we stopped in a little town called Palmer.  I got to visit this fabulous scrapbooking store called Stamp Cache.  Because of the bad weather, I only managed to get to the front door just as they were closing.  Linda, the owner, let me in to shop anyway (thank you, Linda!!!).  She has an absolutely fabulous collection there.  Plus, the amount of Tim Holtz items she has in stock is just amazing!  I bought the GORGEOUS Bo Bunny paper that I used on this card, at Linda's store.  I really should have bought more, because I really just hated cutting it up!

Stamps:   Snow Friends from Prairie Fairy Designs
Ink:  SU - Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Bo Bunny DP, Staples 110 lb White Cardstock, SU Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Accessories:  Bo Bunny Dimensional Sticker, Prima Crystal Flourish, My Mind's Eye Trim
Tools:  SU Cutter Kit
Copics:  E47, E35, E34, E21, B97, B95, BG15, BG13, BG10

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pirate Play

I didn't have tons of time to make this layout, but I wanted to make sure that I try out the new sketch at Basic Grey.  This is a digital layout.  All the supplies are from Basic Grey's Mellow Collection with the exception of a couple of brushes and a pattern file.  Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Glorious Fall Trees

I'm a little sad today.  This is my last post for Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.  I've really been struggling lately to keep up with my design team work and take care of my family at the same time.  I need to cut back a little so that I can enjoy both more.  So, I wanted to go out with a bang.  I made the felt tree all by myself!  I cut a circle out of felt.  Then I hand stitched the trunk with embroidery thread.  I didn't use a pattern, I just eyeballed it.  I really love how it turned out!  The image is It's Fall by Digi My World (I just saw that they have Twilight digis!!! Oh my goodness!!) and coloured with Copic Markers (colours listed below).

Here's a closeup of the tree:

Stamps:  It's Fall by Digi My World
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket DP, Staples 110lb White Cardstock, Not Quite Navy SU Cardstock
Accessories:  Felt, embroidery thread
Tools:  SU Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Copic Markers
Copics: Tree trunk-E47, E35, E34, E21; Orange/Yellow tree-YR18, YR15, Y17, Y15; Green/Yellow tree-YG95, YG93, YG03, YG00, Y13

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Friday, November 04, 2011

Take A Hike!

 When I get the chance, I'm still creating digital layouts!  It's so fun!  I'm learning so much!  Here, I'm doing up a sketch on the Basic Grey Blog.  I had a great time making all the little tags.  I've never done anything like that before!  The supplies are all from Basic Grey's Hang 10 collection, with the exception of a few brushes.

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No Black Lines

The challenge for the next two weeks at Fairy Fun Fridays was a difficult one for me:  No Black Lines.  The idea is to print or stamp your image at about 25% of the normal level of black that you would use.  I think the result looks cool, but I was so difficult to colour!  Anyway, it turned out alright.  I wanted to take a black marker to go over her eyes, but I was so afraid that I would mess it up that I just left it.

The cute image is Dotty by Prairie Fairy Designs.  I coloured her with Copic markers.  The trick with the no black lines is to use grey Copics.  For instance, around the nose and under the chin, I added some C2 (light grey) to accentuate the shadows and therefore shape around her face.  

Stamps:  Dotty by Prairie Fairy Designs
Paper:  My Mind's Eye DP, Staples 110lb White Cardstock, SU Cardstock - Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  SU - Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Accessories:  Rhinestones from dollar store, Flower from Wal-Mart, EK Success Fibre 
Tools:  SU Slit Punch, SU Corner Rounder, Sewing Machine, Corner Rounder
Copics:  Hair-E49, E47, E99, E97, Y21; Skin-E21, E00, E000, C2, R20; Dress-BG07, BG05, BG02, BG000, YG17, YG07, YG03, YG00; Boots-C9, C8, C6, YG17, YG07, YG03, YG00

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

I Miss You

It is time for another Splitcoaststampers challenge at the Ways To Use It forum!  This challenge this week is to use Newspaper or Newsprint.  I have to admit, I don't get the newspaper at my house so I cheated a bit.  I used a dictionary page.  I think it turned out rather well though!  I just printed the sentiment out on my computer.  The adorable image is You Are On My Mind by Tiddly Inks I find it so adorable that I bought it twice by mistake!  I should check my files before I go shopping!  I coloured the image with Copic Markers (colours listed below).   

Challenges I'm entering this card in:
Tiddly Inks - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday  - Cute and Cuddly

Stamps:  You Are On My Mind by Tiddly Inks
Ink:  SU - Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  Graphic 45 DP, Staples 110lb white cardstock, SU Cardstock - Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Accessories:  Embroidery floss, SU Ribbon, Burlap, Dictionary Pages, Kaisercraft 1/2 Pearls
Tools:  Spellbinders Circles & Scallop Circles, CM Heart Punch, Sewing Machine, Tim Holtz Sizzix Baroque Die, SU Slit Punch
Copics:  Skin-E21, E00, E000; Hair-E47, E99, E97, Y21; Shirt-R14, R12, R11; Skirt-YG95, YG93, YG03, YG00; Heart-B95, B93, B91, BG02, BG000; Shoes-E49, E47, E35, E34

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