Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hello!



Hello and welcome!  

I want to share my Guest Design Team card with you today!    
The Outlaz - Twisted Thursday has a great challenge that just posted!    
I love challenges that have an "Anything Goes" theme!      
Our sponsor is PPinkDollsArt

You will find all the challenge details and link to upload your project HERE


I colored this little cutie called Butterfly Girl using Copic Alcohol Ink Markers

Skin - E00, E11, E21 RVEV21,  B00
Hair- E42, E44, E47
Butterfly- G21, G28, G46, BV000, BV02, BV20, 


The wings wee colored with a transparent technique so the wing underneath can still be visible.   I love coloring transparent objects!  

The image was accented with Grape Ice Stickles.

Thank you for stopping by and come back soon!  






Friday, April 15, 2016

Shaping Linear Sentiment Tutorial



Hello everyone and welcome!

Have you ever had linear stamps sentiments that don't fit the circular image you are using?
Well here is a quick tip to see how I change up those
 linear sentiments and make them more versatile!







Supplies Used

Copic Markers
E30, E33, E36, E49, RV00, RV04, RV06, RV09

Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Designer Paper : Smitten (GKD)
120# white cardstock
Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Die

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend! 


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Himalayan Poppy - Twist Thursday Challenge


Welcome! 

I am the guest designer for The Outlawz- Twisted Thursday 
and
 I would love to share my card with you!  




I used a beautiful clear stamp illustrated by the fabulous Jennifer Dove!   
Did I mention I get to go to her Boot Camp in May?  
I am over the moon!   She is really going to kick our Butts! 

    


I hope you hop over to The Outlawz- Twisted Thursday Challenge. 
The theme is "Anything Goes"!    
And drum roll........   
our fabulous sponsor is 

Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day! 







Saturday, February 27, 2016

Heartfelt Creations DT Call - Project 3



Hello! and Welcome!    
I am still enjoying a fantastic mystery conference in Arizona called Left Coast Crime but I wanted to take some time to share my 3rd project for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call!  

I made it into the Semi-Finals and now it will be up to all of you to select the 5 candidates that will move forward for your 2016 HeartFelt Creations Design Team!   

You can't go wrong - they are all fabulous so jump in and make your vote count! 

Click HERE to vote for your to 5



I created this gift box and filled it with peanut brittle.   Of course she needed my help eating it!  LOL 


Heartfelt Creations Design Team Call Project
Blazing Poppy Gift Box
Marie Gambler

Products
Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set
Blazing Poppy Die
Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
Art Glitter Glue
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink
Stamp Mat Pad
Deluxe Flower Shaping

Other Products
Honeybee Tea SVG – Soap Dish Gift Box (svgcuts.com)
Cameo Silhouette Machine
Sizzix Big Kick Machine
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Glue Gun
Wink of Stella – Clear
Mini Mister
Misty
Pearls
Baby Breath
Styrofoam
Black Re-inkers.

Instructions
The Soap Dish Gift Box measures 6.5” x 3” x 4.7’
I selected cardstock from the Blazing Poppy Paper Collection that had a design that would look great on the inside and outside.   The box was assembled according to the downloadable instructions.  I used the default settings.
The size of the gift box is great for that special gift!

I stamped my Blazing Poppy Petals with my Misty but I love placing it on the red Stamp Mat Pad for added cushion and I then use it for my workspace.     The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink on X-press It paper. Both are compatible with Copic Alcohol Markers.

The image was colored using Copic Markers and Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink. 
·      R14 to the shadow areas.
·      YR 24 was placed on top of the R14.
·      The image was blended out using YR 16, YR23 and YR20
·      The centers were colored with C7, C4 and C3
·      The edges were sponged using Espresso Truffle Ink.

The Blazing Poppy Petals were cut using the Blazing poppy Die.  The petals were lightly misted with water on the underside and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Using my shaping mat on top of the stamping mat pad gives added cushion.   The petals were set aside to dry.

The gift box was embellished with baby breath and pearls.   The flowers were adhered using my hot glue gun.  A Small amount of Wink of Stella was applied to the highlights to add some shine. I created faux Flower Soft centers for my poppies by rubbing two pieces of Styrofoam together and placing it in a baggie with a few drops of black re-inkers.   I allowed it to dry and adhered it to the center of the flowers with clear art glitter glue.

This makes a wonderful gift box to give to a special person.   I love how the paper coordinates beautifully with the dimensional poppies.  

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I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed creating this project
Don't forget to vote! 




Friday, February 26, 2016

Heartfelt Creations DT Call Project #2

Hello and welcome!  

This is the second project I submitted for Heartfelt Creations DT Call.    
I made semi-finalist.   Now, the all of you get to select your top 5 2016 DT Members!   

This is the link for voting and 5 candidates need to be selected in order for your vote to count!  
You can't go wrong!  Each and every candidate is awesome! 



Close up.   Sorry the lighting is to bright!  
The peacock was colored with Copic markers and the colors are vibrant in real life!  HaHaHa

This is the spine and I placed metal embellishments and brads in order to add protection to the spine of the album! 

Products
Blazing Poppy Petals Cling Stamp Set
Blazing Poppy Die
Blazing Poppy Paper Collection
Art Glitter Glue
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink
Stamp Mat Pad
Deluxe Flower Shaping

Other Products
Honeybee Tea SVG – Soap Dish Gift Box (svgcuts.com)
Cameo Silhouette Machine
Sizzix Big Kick Machine
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Glue Gun
Wink of Stella – Clear
Mini Mister
Misty
Pearls
Baby Breath
Styrofoam
Black Re-inkers.

Instructions
The Soap Dish Gift Box measures 6.5” x 3” x 4.7’
I selected cardstock from the Blazing Poppy Paper Collection that had a design that would look great on the inside and outside.   The box was assembled according to the downloadable instructions.  I used the default settings.
The size of the gift box is great for that special gift!

I stamped my Blazing Poppy Petals with my Misty but I love placing it on the red Stamp Mat Pad for added cushion and I then use it for my workspace.     The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink on X-press It paper. Both are compatible with Copic Alcohol Markers.

The image was colored using Copic Markers and Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink. 
·      R14 to the shadow areas.
·      YR 24 was placed on top of the R14.
·      The image was blended out using YR 16, YR23 and YR20
·      The centers were colored with C7, C4 and C3
·      The edges were sponged using Espresso Truffle Ink.

The Blazing Poppy Petals were cut using the Blazing poppy Die.  The petals were lightly misted with water on the underside and shaped with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Using my shaping mat on top of the stamping mat pad gives added cushion.   The petals were set aside to dry.

The gift box was embellished with baby breath and pearls.   The flowers were adhered using my hot glue gun.  A Small amount of Wink of Stella was applied to the highlights to add some shine. I created faux Flower Soft centers for my poppies by rubbing two pieces of Styrofoam together and placing it in a baggie with a few drops of black re-inkers.   I allowed it to dry and adhered it to the center of the flowers with clear art glitter glue.

This makes a wonderful gift box to give to a special person.   I love how the paper coordinates beautifully with the dimensional poppies.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you vote.
  Every vote counts.   
Come back tomorrow to see my 3rd and final submission for the 
Heartfelt Creations DT Call!  







Thursday, February 25, 2016

Wow - A Double Header! - Heartfelt Creations Semi Finalist and The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge!

Hello and Welcome!  

I wanted to share my first card that I submitted for the Heartfelt Creations DT Call.    In case you haven't heard, I made it into the semi-finalist list.   There are so many fabulous designers listed and we are ALL wanting your vote.   Only 5 lucky winners will go forward as Heartfelt Creations Design Team 2016!
Here is the link and I would love it if you would take the time to vote! :D 
Click HERE   
to cast your vote!
The flowers were cut on white paper and then sponged with gorgeous color.
Supplies and instructions below!


I also want to invite you to check out The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday's Challenge. 
Our challenge this week is "Anything Goes" 
Yep!  My kind of challenge!     
Our wonderful sponsor for the month is...


And now for the products and instructions for making my card - 

Products
Cascading Fuchsia Stamp Set
Cascading Fuchsia Die
Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set
Classic Cling Die
Cut Mat Creation Paper Collection
Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink
Memento Lilac Posies Dye Ink
Memento Sweet Plum Dye Ink
Art Institute Glue – Clear Dry
Stamping Pad
Acrylic Block
Scor-Pal Measuring and Score Board
Tool N’ One
Foam Dots


Other Products
Sizzix Big Kick Machine
Double Sided Scor-Tape
120# white cardstock
Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink
Memento Olive Grove Dye Ink
Circle die
Baker’s Twine
Star Dust Stickles


Instructions
Card measures 5.5”x 5.5”
120# white cardstock was cut with a portrait orientation at 5.5”.  Scor paper in landscape orientation at 5.5”

Select the mat from Cut Mat Creation Paper Collection and trim to 5.5” x 5.5”.   The mat has so many layers that there is no need to add additional cardstock layers. The center had a flower that competed with the fuchsia flowers so I used a circle die to cut the center design from the mat and I will save it for another project.  Using the same paper collection, I cut some paper to place under the open circle that would compliment the fuchsia flowers. The layers were adhered with double sided tape.

The Cascading Fuchsia flowers were stamped using Memento Espresso Truffle Ink.  I cut the flowers using the coordinating Cascading Fuchsia Die.   The blossom petals were sponged with Memento Lilac Posies Ink and tipped with Memento Sweet Plum Ink.   The sepal of the fuchsia was sponged with Memento Bamboo Leaves and tipped with Memento Olive Grove ink.   For the leaves, I used the Classic Leaf Cling Stamp Set and Classic Leaf Die.   The flowers and leaves were spritzed with water and shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. They were allowed to dry.   They were assembled and adhered to my card using Art Institute Glue.   I love how it dries clear!  I applied a small amount of Star Dust Stickles to catch a little stardust magic!

The sentiment tag was cut from the Cut Mat Creation Paper Collection.   I tied a bow with some Baker’s Twine and adhered the tag with a Foam Dot. 

This fabulous stamp set can be used for so many occasions!

Thank you for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow to see my second project I created for the Heartfelt Creations design team Call!    






Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Semi Finalists Announced


I am so excited to announce that I am one of the Semi Finalists for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Blog!    I have loved Heartfelt Creations ever since I was introduced to their fabulous stamps paper and die.    One of my favorite Designers was Penny O'Dell.   I would always come away inspired and ready to create after seeing her fabulous projects.     

There are 20 of us in the running as Semi Finalists.   I have the names listed below.   
It is important that we work to inspire and encourage our wonderful supporters and members of Heartfelt Creations Community  -  So the decision of who goes forward as the Finalist is up to you - the Community.    You are being invited to select 5 Designers to move forward on the Design Team. 

For the next 3 days, I will be posting one of my three submissions to Heartfelt Creations DT Call
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them!     

Trust me -  You can't go wrong with ANY of the fabulous Designers listed.   
Each and every one will bring everything they have to the table in hopes of inspiring you and showcasing all the beautiful paper, die and stamps from Heartfelt Creations.  

Check out their blogs and YouTubes.
Chat with them on Facebook and other forms of Social Media - 
then select 5.   You can't go wrong!   
They are all fantastic!
The important thing is to VOTE!    

Announcing the Semifinalists: 

Today we are pleased to announce the Heartfelt Creations Design Team Semifinalists. Choosing from such great talent and diversified submissions is very difficult and we appreciate all the applicants that participated in the design team call. Without further ado, here are the semifinalists: Rajni ChawlaDorota KopecSandi NagelTracy McLennonMarie GamberPolya BogdanovaMartine SmithShellie GiegleMeraj ZaidiNeva ColeElsa SappRhonda van GinkelSandra CareySandy HulsartAnita KejjriwalDebbie ShermanJoyce ErbAmarylis DoriaGini Cagle,Glenda Brooks, and Amelia Van Den Heuval
Vote for your favorite Semifinalists:

We would love to have you particpate and vote your 5 favorite semifinalists. Review each one of their blogs and then CLICK HERE to submit your vote. Voting ends on March 25th, 2016.





Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thinking of You - My Bestie Image




Hello and welcome!

I would love to share a card I created with one of Sherri Baldy's new digital release images.   img997
Isn't she just the cutest?   Sherri really outdid herself with this digital image!     I love the face and that hairdo!  




Copic Markers
E000, E00, E11, 13, E24, R20
T2, T3, T4, T5, T7, T9
RV10, RV13, RV17, RV19
YG 61, YG63, YG67
Y11, Y13, Y15
E40, E33, E35
Opaque White Ink

You can find this digital stamp at Sherri Baldy's Shop HERE

Take care my friends and have a great week.
I am off tomorrow to Arizona for a Mystery Conference with some of my favorite authors!   
Back soon!