Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Get To Know The MarkerPop Design Team!

Hi everyone!   Just a quick post to let you know our MarkerPop Blog  is having a "Get to Know the Design Team" week.   This is something that will be done during the last week of every month.   A new Design Team member is featured each day and they get to share anything they want with you!

I shared one of my new passions - BEADS!  

Details on how I created this beaded stick pin can be found HERE!    I just love the beaded stick pins!   I hope you like them too!   They are so much fun to make!

I am linking this project with Inspire Me Fridays !    

Aww Moment for the Day

Have a wonderful day!    Come back soon!

Friday, July 27, 2012

MarkerPop: Cinnamon Sugan

Hi everyone!  I hope you are have a fabulous weekend planned!    This is a I created  for MarkerPop  with a really super cute  Whimsy Elizabeth Bell image called Cinnamon Sugar.   I have really been loving the new Whimsy stamps!   This little darling is from the Counrty Cottage Cuties Collection!    Look at the adorable face and eyes!   This image would work well for cards, scrapbooks or projects!   Wouldn’t it look cute on a gift box of cupcakes for someone special!  Who wouldn’t love to receive that gift!
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers Used:Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9,  Copic White Opaque Ink
Skin Tones:  E50, E01, E11, R20 Eyes: B39, B13, Copic Opaque White Ink
Dress: G40, G43, G46, G28
White apron: B000 Grass: G40,  G43, G46, B09, YG 93
Cupcake: E40, E42, E44, E47
Basket: E11, E13, E15, E18, B000, B000
Backrgound: B0000, Opaque White Ink
The card  was embellished by the little stick pin I created with beads.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Aww Moment for the Day

That is all for today.   I am off to the the ocean to at ten a special wedding this weekend!   I just love weddings!   Thank you for stopping by and hope you have some wonderful crafting over the weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Inspiration from Tim Holtz

 Hello and happy Friday!   I just enjoyed CHA so much.  I was mesmerized at  the Ranger booth and of course, by watching Tim Holtz  do his distress ink magic!   I even got a picture with him!   How lucky can one get!   I was super inspired just watching his wonderful creativity.    I decided to share a bookmark I created using Ranger's wonderful Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads.   I used Tina Wenke's Stampavie image, "Bird on Dogwood Branch" for my focal image. Tina Wenke is notorious for her cute and beautiful images.  This wonderful polymer stamp is no exception!

Copic Markers Used
Bird:  B27, B21, B01, B000 and B37 for Shadow area
Flowers: RV 23, RV21, RV000 and RV34 for shadow area
Leaves: G40, YG 63 and G95 for shadow area
Perfect Medium was used to stamp small butterflies and highlighted with Perfect Pearls Pigment.
If you do not have Perfect Medium, a VersaMark pad can be substituted.
The edges were generously sponged with Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
A gold tassel was applied to complete the bookmark.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project!

I am linking this tag with the following challenges:

Aww moment for the Day

That is it for today!  Have a fabulous weekend!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

CMC Challenge: Athena - Goddess of Wisdom

Happy Sunday everyone! I am back from CHA and had the time of my life! I had the opportunity to have lunch with Suzanne Dean and that was a blast. The crazy taxi driver had us car dancing all the way back to the hotel and then dance into the hotel. That was a first. Only with Suzanne could something like that happen! LOL

In addition, I had the opportunity to hang out with my wonderful cyber-friend, Patricia St. Martin.
 It was wonderful to get to meet this very fun and talented woman. Pat is one of my design team buddies for Color Me Creative, The Outlaws: Twisted Thursday and Nicecrane Designs . We had so much fun that it was usually 2:00 or 4:00 each day before we remembered to eat. Now that is a new experience for me!

And now for news about Color Me Creative's new challenge! The theme is "something girlie"! Now how easy is that! No excuses to not play along! LOL.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
One lucky winner will win either 3 KKS stamps or 1 Set of Stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Kratin' Kimmie  provided me with this crazy-fun image to color up for you!  The name is Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom!    Isn't she a cutie?   Sometimes one just needs to loosen up and play around with your card and test new things! After studying this warrior woman, I decided she needed some BIG Manga eyes so- ere go! :).

I decided that a Goddess of Wisdom  needed an ornate surrounding so I folded strips of designer paper , gilded the edges with a gold leaf pen and adhered them to the corners of the card.

I am linking this card with the following challenges:

Aww Moment For the Day

I hope you enjoyed this fun card, Remember, Suzanne has some wonderful Copic and alcohol ink classes on sale for the summer! Her classroom site is Color Me Creative. The link can also be found in Inlinks .

Take care, my wonderful friend and have a crafty week!

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Outlawz:TT Christmas In July

Hello everyone! It has been in the triple digits here in California - so I hope you find a nice cool spot to cool off. And speaking of. Oolong off - let me tell you about our new challenge for this week at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday, Our challenge is anything goes with a twist- Christmas in July!

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.

This month's special sponsor is "The Paper Temptress"

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

For my design team card, I created a little Holiday Spirit using this adorable Mo Manning image called Penguin With Gift. I have colored this image before but it makes me happy every time at look at him! LOL.

Copic Markers Used:
 C0, C1, C3, C5, C7,
G40, G42, YG63
R20, R22, R24, R29, and  
C5 sandwich between 2 layers of R29 for the darkest shadow area.

I applied hand quilled roses to complete my card.  

Aww Moment For The Day

I spent some time at the aquarium in Chicago and I snapped some cute pics of the penguins they had. It was hard to pry me away from them..... I think I may have been a little fixated!

I am linking this card with the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes

I hope you have a great weekend!  Take some time and check out our challenge on the Outlawz : Twisted Thursdays!  Hope to see your creation there!   
 Take care, my friends! :D

Monday, July 16, 2012

THCRD: A Mermaid's Song

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Hello to all my friends out there in Blogger Land!     I am so excited to share our new challenge at Through The Craftroom Door with you!  For those who are not familiar with THCRD this is a little bit about this wonderful magazine.

Through The Craftroom Doois a fun craft magazine filled with articles, tutorials, crafting tool information and a whole lot more! Come and see what me and my dear friends create! I promise you will not be disappointed. Join our TTCRD NING Group for subscription info and how you can submit submissions to be publish! We'd love to hear from you so come on over and find out what the magazine is all about!

THCRD also has wonderful challenges every two weeks.   This is the photo image for the current challenge!    

Through The CraftRoomDoor Magazine Challenge #30
July 15th
Theme: Photo Inspiration/Colors of Undersea Life

Prize: $12.00 gc/ADFD,  $14.50 gc/ AJ's Designs  and 7 free digis/Bugaboo

I used a wonderful digi image from A Day For Daisies called "Mermaid".   I just love this  image!   
I used memento ink to create the rays of sun shining through the water and Copic alcohol ink markers for the mermaid.   I sketch an unwater background including bubbles, fish and a rock, coral and green leaves.  I used so many Copics that I cannot name them. You can see for yourself in the picture below:D

What Copics did I use?   Your guess is as good as mine!    
Take a look .... 

I am linking this card with the following challenges
THCRD - Photo Inspiration- Colors of Undersea Life

Aww Moment for the Day

I am still at CHA.  I was able to go to the aquarium yesterday 
and here are a few pictures 
was able to capture on camera.  

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That is all for today!   Don't forget to check out our 
magazine information and try out our challenge.  
Everyone is welcome to participate
in our challenge !