Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Many Thanks

Hey my crafty friends!

Its been hard to find some time to craft with the kids home from school , but I managed to make this card in piece mail, and finally finished it up in time to play along with the challenge underway over at Some Odd Girl's facebook page.

The challenge is called Wings and Things.  I decided to drag out my SOG Fairy Magic stamp set for this one.  She is still one of my all time faves, and I never grow tired of coloring her up.

She is colored in Copics *of course, tee hee*.  I used some papers that I won in a RAK and added a Wilton doily behind her.  The beautiful pink flowers are from Prima and the metal roses are from Momenta.  In the upper left corner, I adhered some metal finished pearls from Queen & Co.  I used a punch to create the tiny butterflies and the metal sentiment is from Momenta as well.

The challenge runs through Monday, July 22nd!  Hopefully we will see you over there with your fab creation!

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!  Have a wonderful day!


SOG - Wings and Things
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
TTT - Magical
Love to Create - Petals and Pearls

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Comfort Zone: GONE!

Poof!  LOL!

I tried something I don't normally do - EVER.  I created a scene behind my image *or tried to!* and I went very, ultra CAS.  Well, as CAS I could allow myself ;)

I went with the theme over at the TGF FFF challenge this week:  Summer Lovin'!

I colored this TGF cutie in Copics as well as the beachy/cloudy scene behind her.  I didn't want to add any papers; and just kept all eyes on her and the beach she's vacationing at !   I used some of my most favorite Washi tape, added some hemp twine and fussy cut out the cute Summer tag from the Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection.  I attempted some doodling around the image with my Copic mutliliner *ok, thats not as easy as it looks, lol*.  And voila, a cute, simple card !

TGF - FFF Summer Lovin'
Rhedd and Rosies- No flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Love Rubberstamps - Add doodling

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Feeling good to get back on the horse

Hey, hey, hey....

The past couple of months have been quite rough here and without getting into the nitty gritty, I haven't had much time to touch my Copics or make any cards.  Not happy!! However, with a bit of a break from the crazy, and the long, holiday weekend, I was able to not only color, but finish up a card, too.  I was a little rusty but it felt so good for some crafty therapy ;)

I used this fabulous digi from Some Odd Girl and a sketch from Iheartsketches as inspiration.

These new papers I won in a RAK are just gorgeous and if anyone knows who they are by, would you pretty please tell me in the comments below??  I just love them and need to get more of them!!!  The mix of patterns are oh so soft and pretty!  Her glorious wings were colored in a light BG color and then I added some Ocean Water Stickles on top to make them pop.  The cute little butterfly was given polka dots with my Copic multiliner and then smothered in Glossy Accents.  I used a Wilton doily and added some Recollections pearls.  I'm not sure if you can tell, but I spritzed the daisy with some Sheer Shimmer Sparkle and then centered it with some pink/white twine and a button.  There is a very sheer, pale green ribbon behind the flower.  I also used one of my Fiskars punches.  The sentiment was from the Stampin' Up Kindness Matters set and was inked in Momento Tuxedo Black.

For all my friends in the States, I hope you had a fun and safe holiday weekend!  Wishing you all a happy week ahead!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hopefully I'll be back with more in the near future!


Created with Love - Lots of Layers
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Bingo *pearls, digi and button*
Sentimental Sundays - Things with Wings

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Note: I love you!

Happy Saturday friends!!

What a week - between sick kids and snow days, I never thought I'd see Saturday.  And, not only is it Saturday, but the sun is shining in Jersey and the birds are singing!!!  Woot!

Some Odd Girl is having a week long celebration on their Facebook page filled with lots of inspiration and challenges.  Each day of the week has a different challenge which you can enter for some fabby prizes!  If you love SOG as much as I do, you seriously need to hop on over to FB and check it out --only one day left to get in those minute makes!

So Monday's challenge was Punches and this is what I came up with using the current Deconstructed Sketch as inspiration:

Isn't she just precious-ness?  Love Letter Kaylee and her matching sentiment were stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and Copics.  I used some textured grey cardstock from Wassau and all the rest of the papers, including the dp, is from Recollections.  I used my Fiskars punch for the side edging.  The heart was cut out using my Cricut Expression, and then I took a Sharpie Poster Paint pen to create some faux stitching around it.  The flower and self-adhesive pearls were laying in my stash for quite awhile.

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Deconstructing Jen - Sketch #141
The Doodle Garden - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pining for Spring

With snow still on the ground from the storm we just had, the sun is shining and temps are near 45 today in Jersey.  Crazy weird, but can someone say Woot!!!  I'm seriously pining for all that is spring....flowers, sunshine, WARMTH...

Today I have a card to share that I made using the ever adorable image from Elisabeth Bell.  I'm so jealous that she's laying amongst the flowers; daydreaming and thinking of someone special ;)  I'd much rather be doing that instead of laundry, for sure!

She was brought to life with Copics and given a little texture using Liquid Pearls in Pink.  I used kraft cardstock from Recollections and designer papers from the adorable Heidi Grace collection called Sunshowers.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and is inked in Momento Rich Cocoa.  I've used some Twinery flax twine and a crocheted flower from Recollections.  Also, I edged the papers using a Fiskars border punch and adhered some Queen & Co. pearls in the corner. 

Hoping where you are is sprouting tiny signs of spring!!

Deep Ocean Challenges - Just for a Girl
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Ready for Spring
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hope for Tomorrow

Good morning everybody!

I have a card to share with you today using the beautiful new digi stamp from Some Odd Girl called Butterfly Friend Fairy.  I just love her and all her fairy friends that are new in the SOG store.  If you haven't seen them yet, you definitely have to hop on over and check them out!   Hopefully I'll score some more time today to color the rest of her friends up :)

I brought this beautiful girl to life with Copics and lightly chalked in the image in Studio G chalk ink.  The papers are a mix of Colorbok cardstock and the new collection from Bo Bunny.  Since I'm totally digging green this spring, this paper pad is luurrrvely !!!!  I cut strips of paper from a Kaisercraft collection to create the sentiment which reads "Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow".  The beautiful peach flower is from Prima and I offset it with some metal roses from Momenta.  I then adhered some Queen & Co. grey Goosebumps that twinkle ever so slightly.  I also used the Sketch & Stash sketch this week as inspiration, which you can find by clicking here.

Ps - there is a Design Team Call going on at Some Odd Girl until March 2nd!  Click here to find out all the details on how to apply!  

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

AUD Sentiment Challenge - Any Sentiment For a Girl
ChalknStock - Anything Goes with Chalk
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Sketch & Stash - Sketch #29

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Baby Mini

Good morning friends! 

My friend had asked me if I could make a little baby advice book for her daughter's baby shower.  She wanted something 1. cute 2. simple and not overly embellished 3. something with turtles *that was her theme*. 

I was stoked because I had just gotten the new Bind-It-All for Christmas and haven't been able to use it yet.  I was also thrilled because I knew that Meljen's Designs carries an adorable digi called Lovin' Turtle, which would be perfect for this book!  Here is what I came up with:

I colored him in Copics to match this adorable paper by Paper Studio.  His little hearts were then covered in two coats of Glossy Accents to really make them really pop!  In addition to the Paper Studio dp, I used some Parakeet Bazzill cardstock.  All papers were adhered to the chipboard that came with my Bind-It-All using some Terrifically Tacky Tape.  I used up some old corner stickers from a baby sticker pad, a self-adhesive gem heart for above his head, added some Tim Holtz tickets and then created the scalloped rolled flowers with a die.  I also punched the edging using a Fiskars punch and then added some ribbons from my stash to the binding. 

Here is what the book looks like opened up:

I made an inside little pocket for the mommy-to-be to hold some tags, photos, mementos, whatever!    The tag was made using Recollections kraft cardstock, some yellow craft seam binding from my stash, a Creative Memories lined bg stamp, and a baby stamp from an old set.  The button was from a Recollections self-adhesive button embellie pack, and was oh so cute to finish it off!

Here's a better look at that flap - I put a sticker from the same pad as the corners used on the cover - the colors matched perfectly and of course, I'm a huge Paul Simon fan, so I had to use it!  I also stuck a tiny pink heart above it to accent the sticker.  


The rest of the book was made with the same digi - I resized it to very small and used a green
"ink" in Word to match my cardstock color, and printed it on Colorbok Marshmallow Cardstock.  Every woman at the shower was free to write her words of advice and wisdom on each page!  Here is a better look at that as well:

And that's it!! So much fun to make and my goddaughter loved her book!! 

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!!  Hope you have a great day!

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes 
Meljen's Designs - Bling It On 
Cutie Pie Challenges - Cute with Spots and Dots 
Marker Pop - Anything Goes