Thursday, May 24, 2012

CMC Celebrates Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to a  SPECIAL  Color Me Creative Challenge Blog Hop! 

The Design Team has put together some fabulous creations using Saturated Canary’s  digital images to kick-start the CMC Summer Sale! Starting May 25th thru August 24th all CMC Classes will be on sale and bundled classes will be on special too...see the CMC Classroom for more details! It’s a fabulous time to take advantage of classes and once you sign up you get a full year in each of the classes you register for...but you can also buy them now and SAVE them to start this fall...your 1 year term does not start until you sign into a class.

We hope you hop along with the CMC DT today to see all the fabulous creations and be inspired! If you leave comments along the way on the DT blogs you will be entered to win some fabulous prizes including a Free CMC Copic Online Class, a $20 Gift Certificate to SCACD and a $20 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund! We hope you enjoy the hop and thank you for joining us today. Be sure to stop over and check out all the classes offered at CMC!

This is my CMC  card I created using an adorable image from Saturated Canary called Zorana.  I get happy just looking at her barefoot little feet  dancing around with her bells ringing!   

Close-up of this cute little image.  

Copics Used:  
Skin tones:   E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E99, E97, Y21, Y11
Dress: R00, R04, R14/ YG00, YG02, YG63  I added some C5 that I sandwiched in-between my darkest color.
Background: B0000, B000, B00, Dots of R00, YG00 and Copic opaque white ink
Base: B26, B24, B21, B00, B000

Additional Supplies
I punched flowers from Martha Stewart 3:1 Hydranga punch and applied a cream Liquid Pearl (Viva).
Small/Large Petite Nestabilities Die  
Embossing Mat: Intricate Swirls (The Paper Studio)

 I hope you take time to look at the classes Suzanne if offering.  

 She is fun to work with and offers so many wonderful tips, tricks and techniques that make Copics easy and fun. I started taking Copic classes with Suzanne when she first started her on-line classes.  I also attended her Basic and Intermediate/Advanced On The Road classes when she was in San Jose.  She is just one of those very special people that come along once in a lifetime.   She can teach anyone to color beautifully with Copic Markers.   I have learned so much from  her wonderful classes and from serving on her design team !   I am proud to call her "friend".  

Now hop on over to Pat St. Martin to see what she has created today!

Now, if you have not started at the top of the bog list, I have posted the order so you won't miss any of the wonderful DT cards!   

Blog Hop Order:

Suzanne Dean - Our fearless leader)
Marie  (You are here now)
Pat St. Martin (My friend Pat is next!)
 Aww moment for the Day

Thank you for joining us today and hop on over to the next blog.  


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The Outlawz: Gilli Cheers on the Home Team!

 Hello to all my friends!  I returned from Maui after midnight yesterday.  I am a little under the weather.   It must have been something I ate. The trip was still wonderful!

I want to  share this card I created using  Cheer Gilli  from AnaRy Designs.   This is my Guest Design Team card for Twisted Thursdays at the Outlawz.   Our challenge is anything goes with a twist: Sports.   I thought this little Gilli cheerleader would be use perfect!   This is a fun and active challenge site you will not want to miss!

Challenge reminders -
  • If you choose to add the twist to your project, your name will go in the drawing twice for a chance to win the monthly Twisted Thursday specific prize.
  • If you enter more than one project in this week’s challenge you will receive a free digi stamp from 
Anne’s Digital Art.  The digi stamp is exclusive to the Twisted Thursday Challenges and will change weekly so get your entries in to receive your free image.

( What to know a secret?   
iCopic has a new name....   MarkerPop!!!)
We  have 
iCopic who is exclusively sponsoring our TT challenges monthly and a special offer for all Outlawz members!

Copics used: 
Skin Tones: YR0000, YR000, R20
Hair: E40, E2, E44, 
Dress: B20, B22, B24, B26 and C5 sandwiched between B26 in the pleats.  R20, R22, R24, R27
Socks: R20, R22, R24, R27 and opaque white pen
Shoes: B20, B22, B24, B26
Pom poms:  B20, B22, B24, B26/R20, R22, R24, R27 and Crystal Stickles.

 Don't forget to check out our challenge at Twisted Thursday at the Outlawz!!!
I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

These are a few pictures I took while in Hawaii.   I am not the best photographer!  

Gorgeous tropical flowers

A little evening entertainment

Maui (Last evening on the island)

Maui - The morning of my departure

Maui - The morning of my departure

Awww Moment for the Day

Thank you for stopping by.   
Know that I appreciate your visits!   

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Outlawz-Twisted Thursday: Rainy Days!

Finished Card Size: 5.5” X 4.25”

Aloha!   Hawaii is just gorgeous!   it is in the 80's here today with gentle winds!   White sands and gorgeous blue-green ocean waves!   I have a couple more days to enjoy this wonderful paradise!  

I was able to find a hot spot for my internet concoction and wanted to post my Guest Design Team card that I created for Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz!   The twist is to use a "rainy" theme!   Hard to do in Hawaii :D  Ya, it's not nice to rub it in!  

Willow With Umbrella (Whiff of Joy)

Pure Luxury White cardstock (GKD)
Pure Luxury Green Grass cardstock (GKD)
Pure Luxury Jelly Bean Green (GKD)
Cryogen cardstock  for focal image (Curious Metallic)

Copic Alcohol Markers (Too, Inc.)
White Opaque Ink (Too, Inc.)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Paper trimmer
Scor-Buddy (Scor-Pal)
Acrylic block
Vagabond die machine (Sizzix)
Nestabilities Petite Small/Large Oval die (Spellbinders)
Flourish die (Sizzix)
Rhinestones for embellishment
Swiss Dots embossing bolder (Provo Craft)

Card Base 5.5 in. X 8.5 in.
Score and fold  at  5.5 in.  (This makes card for a 2A envelope)
Card Base Layer  4 in. X 5.25 in.
Focal  Base Layer  3.25  in. X 4.25 in

I selected an adorable image Willow With Umbrella by Whiff of Joy.  She is easy to color and I just love the little image.      

Copics Used: 

Skin Tone: YR000, YR00, R20
Umbrella/Pinafore and Slacks: G28, YG63, YG69 and G40
Blouse and trim on slacks and umbrella: B28, B26, B24, B21
Raindrops: B000, B02, B14
Background: B0000, B000, Opaque White ink
Ground: W6, W4, W2, W0

Aww Moment for the Day

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
And don't forget to check out The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge!

Have a wonderful day and I will be back in California for my next post!    

Saturday, May 19, 2012

THCRD: Gilli Is In Hawaii!

LOL!   Oh not Gilli - I guess it is ME that is still in Hawaii.   But in this darling little image called Gilli Bloomers that can found HERE, Gilli is in Hawaii.   She has her little bloomers on and she is rear for the surfing!

Through the Craftroom Door is having a fun challenge.   This is the photo to give you your inspiration!  

Don't you just love the gorgeous colors? 
Challenge details can be found HERE!

I used Gilli Bloomers created by AnaRy!   I just love this little image!   I used the gorgeous colors from the photo and added a ribbon to coordinate.   As you already know... (I have been rubbing it in big time) I am in Hawaii and These colors look just like the gorgeous colors I have been seeing in the sunsets!   

Aww Moment for the Day

I am linking this post the the following challenges: 

I will keep this post short since I am on vacation.   I will do more detailed posts when I return home.   I just wanted to make certain your wee able to jump on and join us in our wonderful Through the Craftroom Door Challenge!   Stop back tomorrow and I will post another fun challenge from Twisted Thursday with  The Outlawz!  

Friday, May 18, 2012

CMC: Zee Shopping Trip

A Big ALOHA from Hawaii!    I am a little late getting this post up.   I am on vacation in Hawaii and i needed to find a wireless internet connection.  My Apple does not accommodate the Ethernet!  

I want to share with you a fun and exciting challenge at Color Me Creative!  


Each month Suzanne will take EVERY CMC Challenge Entry for that month and pick a random winner!  That winner will win a $50 Gift Certificate to!
So we will have 1 Challenge Winner for EACH Challenge (prize listed below each challenge) AND 1 winner from all that month's challenges to win the Oozak Gift Certificate!  Two ways to win,but you gotta play!!


NEW CHALLENGE #43 will run until May 25th!
Your challenge this time is all about
**Anything Goes**

Color ANY image ANY way you like---easy peavey!CWe want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!

-Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!
-Image MUST be colored with Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!
-NO more than 3 projects may be entered

UPLOAD YOUR ENTRIES to the Photo Gallery and TAG them with the word "ANYMAY" so they can be seen easily!
**IF you post your project in your blog MAKE SURE TO LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE **
Entries MUST be tagged and uploaded to the photo gallery by May 25that 7:00 pm EST!
Some Odd Girl

One Winner will win 3 Digi Stamps from Some Odd Girl
I quilled this little flower in order to complement the cute little Gilli image - not that it needs it!  Is is just an adorable stand alone!   

I hope you noticed the little zebra bag and shoes.   Here's a secret.  Our fearless leader Suzanne Dean just loves "zebra" designs.   I used shaded the shoes and bag with a C00 and C1 Copic marker.  I then used a 0.03 multiliner from Copic and colored the zebra design.   It is just zee cutest! (I know - bad joke! ) LOL

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Although I am not entering this in  the Color Me Creative Challenge  (since I am on the DT) - why not stop by and enter your wonderful "Anything goes" project!  The prizes are great!   

Awww Moment For The Day

I am still in Hawaii on vacation until Tuesday.  I have two more posts with challenges ready for you.  
Tomorrow will be one from Through The Craftroom Door and the next day will be from Twisted Thursdays at the Outlawz!   Check back!     They will be fun - I promise :D

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Outlawz: A Rose for Mother

Happy Sunday to all my friends!   I want to share my card I created for my Guest Designer The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge.   The theme for this weeks challenge is  "Anything Goes" and if you choose to add a twist...... "Mother's Day".  

And now for the challenge rules, sponsors and prize's that some lucky participants will be able to enjoy!
Challenge reminders -
  • If you choose to add the twist to your project, your name will go in the drawing twice for a chance to win the monthly Twisted Thursday specific prize.
  • If you enter more than one project in this week’s challenge you will receive a free digi stamp from Anne’s Digital Art. The digi stamp is exclusive to the Twisted Thursday Challenges and will change weekly so get your entries in to receive your free image.
  • And I know you haven’t forgotten that Twisted Thursday is now open medium so you can now use any medium of your choice, including alcohol markers ;o)
  • Please only one entry, per challenge per week into the Inlinkz and you must create a new project for the challenge. No back linking. Thank you!!!

We  have iCopic who is exclusively sponsoring our TT challenges monthly and a special offer for all Outlawz members!

I used the  image of a parrot Rose from Flourishes for my card this week.   I just love this image!     I know my mother just loved flowers and I think she would have really loved this card!   

Rose:: R000, R01, R20, R22, R24, R27, R89
Stem/Leaves: G28, YG63, G40
Background:  B0000, B000, White ink.

I used the Sizzix tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone to create this rose.  I used a quilling tool  to curl the edges to give a more realistic look to the rose.   

I created a 3D envelope to use when I present the card to someone special.   I just use my 3-D envelope if I am going to hand the card to someone.  If I am going to mail this card,  I will place the eD Envelope in a Fed Ex box and mail it so it becomes not only the card but the gift! LOl   
Here is the link for the tutorial I created for the 3-D Envelope.

I will link this card to the following challenges

Aww Moment For The Day

Thank you for stopping by and  have a super week!