Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SP: Sunshine Emma

Hello and welcome!    

I am delighted to share a card I created with the adorable Sunshine Emma clear stamp from SP & Company.   I love the face and hair.     She is just  so much fun coloring!    



Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Base card: Pure Luxury white (GKD)
Base and Focal Layers:  Bubblegum Pink (GKD)
Designer Paper:  Bright Blossoms (S.E.I.)

Copic Markers Used:   
Face:  E50, E00, E11, R20
Hair: Light Blond Y11, Y21, E97, E99
Dress/Shoes:  BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78

I am linking my card to the following wonderful challenges:
That's all I have for today.   Have a great week!   

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday: Signs of Spring



This is my card I created for our DT Challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.   

Our theme this week is "Signs of Spring".  I know a lot of you have not seen much spring so far this year but maybe it is a welcome relief and if we believe hard enough… it will be right around the corner! 

Our exclusive sponsor for the Twisted Thursday  Challenge is  Anne's Digital Art! 
Some lucky winner will select 3 images of their choice from Anne's Digital Art. .  Check out her link and see some of her gorgeous digital designs!   

I have been taking an on-line class in colored pencils and this is one of my first projects.   Unfortunately, by the time the class was over….  I was ready to post my first card… I guess I misser her crititque.  LOL  Oh well.   Maybe next time I will be better organized!  



 Sweet Strawberries Illustrted by Theresa Momber(GKD) 


  • Pure Luxury White (GKD)
  • Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus (GKD) 
  • Cryogen White (Curious Metallic, Inc.)
  • Some celery green colored paper from my stash. 


  • Memento Dove Grey Dye Ink 
  • Irojiten Colored Pencils 

Technique:Colored Pencil- Blending Technique

  • Nestabilities (Spellbinder)
  • D"Vine Swirl  Embossing Folder (Provo Craft) 
  • Ribbon


Technique:Colored Pencil- Blending Technique

Tip for the Day: 
Wax paper in-between the card stock and die help the small pieced to 
easily separate and also prevents them from getting stuck in your die.  

 I am linking my card to the following wonderful challenges:

That's all for today and thank you for  stopping by.   
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MarkerPOP and All That Scraps Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + All That Scraps Blog Hop!!!


MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more! 
All That Scraps is the home of C.C. Designs stamps which we all know and love! 

Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using the new C.C. Designs release along with some of our favorite coloring tools from MarkerPOP.com. If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!

Beautiful Lucy
C. C. Designs

I used this gorgeous rubber stamp from C.C. Designs called Beautiful Lucy.   My image was stamped on Cryogen paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   My background paper is marbelized and sponged with  Memento Summer Sky and Memento Sweet Plum.  My embossing folder has swirls to give the impression that Beautiful Lucy just flew in and landed in a beautiful land filled with flowers in full bloom.   (Ok, I guess I am letting my child out to play!:D) I embellished my card with flowers and pearls.  

Now, onto the giveaways!  We have a couple awesome prizes up for grabs! 

PRIZE #1 - SPONSORED BY ALL THAT SCRAPS: The adorable new C.C. Designs - Swiss Pixie Beautiful Lucy Rubber Stamp AND the C.C. Designs Butterfly Labels Stamp Set  

PRIZE #2 - SPONSORED BY MARKERPOP!: The new C.C. Designs - Swiss Pixie Fairy Abigail   Rubber Stamp

HOW TO WIN: Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post.  TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left.  The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!

Hop will run through Sunday, March 31st at 11:59pm EST.  Blog Hop winners will be announced Monday, April 1st!

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I Will Take Care Of You!


  Marie here and I want to share a little 3-D treat box I created using my Silhouette Cameo and the wonderful  Tina Wenke clear stamp called
"A Fairy Baby" by Stampavie.
As you know, I am a real fan of all  Tina Wenke's  stamps.
I grab them up as soon as I can get my hands on them!


This is a close-up of the image that I colored using Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.I just love how the little bird is bring flowers to pad the
little fairy baby's nest!   So cute!


Copic Sketch Markers Used:
Fairy Skin tones:  E50 E53
Fairy Wings B00, B02, B000, W1
Fairy Diaper: W0, W1, W3, W4
Hat and shirt:  G40, YG63, Colorless Blender,
Pillow:  B000, B02,
Nest:  E000, E09, E19, E30, E33, E35, E47, colorless Blender
FlowerG40, G43, G45, G28
Feather B17,  B02, B000
Bird:  B34, B23, B21, B02, B00, W1
Tree: E39, E37, E25, E33, E31

I just love this treat box and will be making about 100 to give to my local Social Service Department.
I think this is there perfect image to use on this little gift!

I am linking this card to the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anyting Goes
ATSM Challenge - Markers

I hope you browse all our new releases at MarkerPop!  My heart starts beating faster and I start salavating!    I am just like a kid in a candy shop!
Have a safe and wonderful day!   thank you so much for stopping by!   

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SP & Company: Have A Turtle-y Awesome Birthday!


Hello everyone!   I am on my week off from work so you know I am one happy woman!   Wink Wink!

I am so excited to share a card I created using one of Samantha Peyton's wonderful stamp sets called Turtle-y Awesome!   I don't know why but I just love turtles.  I had one as a kid....   but it didn't live long.  I think I am trying to be a better parent by making a nice home for them on my cards.    I do think turtles are great.   One thing that is on my wish list is to swim with the turtles in Hawaii.   I tried to do that on a vacation but rain and strong winds made us turn the boat around.    It is on my list for my next vist!   You can bet on it! :D

Stamp: Turtle-y Awesome - Darlingly Delightful Stamps by Samantha Peyton (SP & company)

Copics Used: 

Turtle:  G28, YG63, G40, B000, B93, W3, W5
Pebbles/Grass:  W5, W3, W1, YG63
Background:  BG0000, BG00, BG10, G000, W1, Colorless Blender, Opaque White Ink 

Cryogen for focal image (Curious Metallic, Inc)
Green from my stash
Designer Paper : All About A boy - Curious Paper (Echo Park)
Flowers cut from a beautiful designer paper from SP & Company.

I had some gorgeous floral designer paper from SP & Company and I cut two flowers out.   I curled by second flower with a quilling tool and arranged it on top of my first flower to add dimention.   I added a pearl to the center

Don't you think the little flower came out cute?   I love the little sentiment that comes with this stamp set.    I have a friend that is having a birthday coming up so I selected the birthday sentiment.    I really love the background designer paper as well....  All About A boy - Curious Paper (Echo Park)

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - Markers

 Sami is getting a lot of fabulous stamps, papers and products at her on-line store - Check it out!
Thank you for stopping by.   I always love visitors!

CMC: Spring! spring! Spring!

Hello and happy Tuesday! 

 I want to share a card I created for Color Me Creative.  Our new challenge is 
"Spring Colors".   It is raining like crazy here...   
Oh well - maybe it is just spring showers!     We have some great sponsors at CMC so hop onover and I hope you will become a regular!      

Wet Emboss Resist for layer design
Muted Background for focal image

Bluebells (Digi My World)
Large Background Stamp (Darcies)
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (.too)
Colored Pencil
Pastel Chalk Pencil
Cryogen white (Curious Metallic)
Pure Luxury white 120# (GKD)
Green card stock from my stash (Bazzil)
Pure Luxury In The Navy (GKD)
Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Pearls (Recollections)
.... Die (Spellbinders)
Cuttlebug African Batike embossing folder.  (Provo Crafts)
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provo Crafts)

I am linking this card with the following challenges:
Color Me Creative: spring Colors
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything goes

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope to see you at Color Me Creative,

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Outlawz: Would You Like A Little More Tea?


Mad Hatter:Would you like a little more Tea?
Alice: Well, I haven't had any yet, so I can't very well take more.
March Hare:  Ah, you mean you can't very well take less.
Mad Hatter: Yes.  You can always take more than nothing    

- Alice In Wonderland - 

           Hello and welcome!   I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.   I am working but I just know it will be a great day!     
I want to share my project for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.    Our challenge is always "anything goes" and our twist this week if you choose to include it will be "3-D"
ur wonderful sponsors ar: Ann's Digital Designs and MarkerPOP!  
I hope to see your projects there!   

I have a friend whose daughter will be getting married and she wanted e to find a 3D  teacup that I could use on my Cameo for her party.  The theme for her party is "Alice in Wonderland" and the table setting will be the "Tea Party:.  I found this adorable SVG file at SVG Cuts.   I love all the files they offer.   I created this teacup but they will be a different color for the a


This is another view of the little cup and saucer.    
I added Gold Leaf around the edges and some trim.  

I am linking this project in the following challenges:
The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday:  Anything Goes (Twist - 3 D)
Make It Monday: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful and safe weekend! 
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Monday, March 11, 2013

MarkerPOP Inspiration: I Only Have Eyes For You!

Bella and Butterfly
Wild Rose Studio
Welcome!     I have another day off and I am in heaven!    Just to have a day to work ahead on some card and craft projetcts is a fantastic day to me!    The sun has been out and I just love taking a moment to glance out at my back yard.  I realized I don't usually have much time to enjoy that!     

I have been playing around with fun and inky backgrounds lately!     I want to share a card I created using the adorable little stamp called Bella and Butterfly from Wild Rose Studio.   This is a card I created for my MarkerPOP Design Team.   I love, love, love all the little Bella stamps!   This one is no exception!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Bella:  Vo4, Vo2, V01, V000 with cast on left G40 to pick up grass and on the right I used BG000 to pick up the sky
  • Flowers: B000, B02 and a touch of V01, Y23, Y11, R22, R20,
  • Grass and Leaves: G28, G40, YG63,
  • Butterfly: Y11, Y000, C5
  • Sky with clouds: C3, BG10, B000, BG000, Colorless Blender and  White Pastel chalk.
I have been obsessed with backgrounds!  Yes, it's true.   I attended a workshop in Anaheim called Copic Color and Ink Workshop  and I have never been the same since.   I   am going wild coloring different backgrounds on everything in sight!   I have been a coloring fool with a silly grin on my face!   This card is no exception.   I created my own marbleized background designer paper, I created a sky background with clouds  and I even tried to incorporate reflected colors from the grass and sky on little Bella.
I used a Copic and Water technique  to  create a marbleized   background for my base layer.   I used drops of Copic Various Ink refills  that I floated on top of water.    It is super subtle but I love the marbleized effect.

I  find  playing around with backgrounds is a lot of fun and allows me to experiment and learn more about what my Copic markers can do.

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 

That is all I have for today.  I hope this inspires you to put on an apron and maybe some gloves and start playing with all your various ink colors and other ink you may have as well.   I hope you have fun!

Don't forget our MarkerPop Challenge #18  is still running  through 3/17 and you have time to show us your wonderful creation!
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Sunday, March 10, 2013

SP & Company March Release Party!


 Welcome!  Woo Hoo!   It is March Release Day for SP & Company - Samantha Peyton's new and wonderful stamps and products!    Check out all the fabulous creations The Design Team has for you!   I hope you will hop along with us and find some inspiration along the way!   

For my creation, I used two new stamps from SP & Company called  "Even Bolder Happy Mini Set"  and "Graphic Houndstooth".   I just  love the versatility of these stamps.  


Now look at that  bold sentiment!  Someone is really gong to know you are thinking about them!   LOL!

I used Memento Angel Pink Dye Ink (Tsukineko) to stamp my Graphic Houndstooth clear stamp.   
I think this makes a great background for sentiments!   

I used a Cathedral Window technique for my focal image.  

I used a  1.5 inch circle punch and cut 1 inch squares to match my designer paper.   
I adhered the square to the center of the circle and folded the edges over.  
When they are placed in a square, they give the impression of a cathedral windows.  
It is fun to experiment with other papers.

For Example…. 


This is an example of using the Cathedral Window all the way down the card.  See the windows?    The sentiment could be placed in the center -  or in a corner...  The sky is the limit!    There are so many things that can be done with this technique!    

I am linking this card in the following challenges: 

I hope you take some time and hop along on our New Release Blog Hop!   
You will find the link HERE 

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

SP & Company Challenge: Be Fearless!


Hello to all my friends in Cyber-land!   SP & Company is having an exciting Online Event with challenges, challenges and more challenges going NOW!!    We are have a great couple of days getting to know you better, chatting and just  sharing all the projects we are working on!     If you have not visited yet, you can check it out HERE.

This is a card I created for our SP & Company Online Chat Challenge.  This card will go live for the challenge HERE at 4 pm Pacific time (7 pm Eastern time).   I hope you stop by and participate my challenge!     The theme I selected is…. "GLITTER".  Sometimes a girl just needs to glitz it up!  LOL     I just ove using glitter in all forms.   I have often used glitter to add some glitz to the edges of my cards or for a design but I have never added pearls to it.  I saw one of Gina K's cards on Facebook where one of her designers added pearls to it.   I tried to find it yesterday until my fingers got tired.  I wanted to give credit where credit was due but did not find it.  I will just say - the inspiration came from Gina K!    I really think the pearls add so much.  For an additional twist - I colored my pearls with Coipic Alcohol Ink Markers and added a few colored pearls among all the ivory ones.    I like the effect.


I used the Awareness is Empowering clear stamp from SP & Company.   I Think this will make a wonderful card for a few of my friends that have been fearless and strong and speak in loud voices about the hope that is out there for women and yes, occasionally  men fighting breast cancer.   I cheer you on, my friends!

I used my new Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Nine and sponged the edges with Memento Angel Pink dye ink from Tsukineko.  


 I used a larger nesting die to create my pink mat for the focal image.

I used some  double sided tape around the edges.   Any double sided tape can be used but Scor-tape or Red Tape has a lot of adhesive for good holding power.


I placed ivory colored pearls in a few places and then added some pink pearls for accent.  I added Sugar coating Lily White Glitter by Doodlebug Design, Inc.  around the edges and applied pressure with  some tissue paper to allow it to firmly adhere.  I did not want to use my fingers because I did not want the oil from my skin to remove the sticky adhesive of the tape.  Any fine crystal colored glitter will work.

 I attached a bow on one side and a little ribbon tail on the other side.   Is that what you call it?   Tail? LOL

I  have also been asked to teach an art class at our local craft store (Gulp)!  My knees are knocking.     This will be one of the three cards I will be teaching for my first class.   Wish me luck!   Someone else will be teaching a "basic class" and I was asked to teach intermediate.   They do not sell Copics or colored pencils so I am up the creek trying to figure out cards that will step up the techniques and NO Copics!  Big tears running down my cheeks!  LOL

In addition to our wonderful challenge at SP & Company Online Chat Event, I will link this card to the following challenges: 

I hope you join in on this challenge and  you return to our  SP & Company Online Chat Event  and see why is next on our list of fun and games!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - Remembering Fearless Women

Hello!   Hello! Hello!  I have a few days off from work and that makes me a happy woman!  The first thing I did was run to my art studio to play with my new nest abilities and create this card for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.   Our challenge is always "Anything Goes" but if you choose to participate in the "twist" - your name goes in twice!   Our fun twist for this weeks challenge is "BINGO"!   That is always something I love to do!  
Our sponsors are our own Anne Fenton and some lucky winner will get three of Anne's Digital Art.   Our second wonderful sponsor is MarkerPop and the winner will get a $10.00 gift certificate from the online store.
This is my design team card I created using the bingo card.   I decided to use a die cut, designer paper and ink.     I used  a rubber stamp called Cornflower Blue by Karen Middleton.   I just love her images.   I wish I could have them all!   You know what I mean?     I used Pure Luxury White for my card base.  My designer paper is from The Luxury Stack by DCWV.  I got to use my new Nestabilities for the first time…. whoo too!    I used Elegant Labels 4 by Spellbinders and Small Petite Oval Nestabiities by Spellbinders.  

 I am linking my card to the following wonderful challenges:
Thank you for stopping by.  It means a lot and thank you for your support and encouragement!    It is getting a little chilly tonight so I hope everyone is keeping warm and safe!   
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SP & Company: Twine! Twine! Twine!


Welcome!   I am so excited to announce that my friend Sami asked me to serve on her SP & Company Design Team!  She  has been putting all her energy into launching a whole new look to her SP & company!   I am so honored and excited to get to  be a part of this!   Her new products are amazing and she has been surprising us every day with some cool new things!   

Our Challenge # 5 just went live!    We are featuring "Baker's Twine".  And hope you enjoy of inspiration cards!   The lucky winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate to use at SP & Company Store!   

Just a note about Baker's Twine.   It is 100% cotton that makes it very easy to work with.   It  is two threads twisted to form  gorgeous colorful twine that will enhance and embellish cards, scrapbooks and 3-D products.   My brain is just swirling with all kinds of ideas that can make any project "POP"!  

 Have you ever tried it?    I have had mine for awhile and was excited to have an opportunity to pull out some tools and see what I could do!   I used my leaf We R Memory Keeper paper piercing tool and used my twine to create leafs.   I then used my red/white Baker's Twine to create french knots to look like flowers.    My mother taught me to embroidery as a child.  I remember sitting by her side and learning "french knots".   I rapped the thread around my needle three times and re-entered the same hole and pulling it through to the back.    It is amazing how I am now remembering all those little tricks my mother taught me!     
I used 120# whet paper for my card base.   I layers some green from my stash and accented with the beautiful new designer paper  called Sweet Girl - Sweet Clover paper from  S&P Company.

Tip:  If your Baker's Twine color is not quite what you are looking for…..   wrap the twine single layer around some cardboard.  Color across the twine at a slight angle with a Copic marker in the color of your choice.  This will allow you to match your colors perfectly!   I did this with my green leaves.

I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges: 

That is all I have for today and I hope you check out all the wonderful new products at SP & Company and play with us for our Challenge # %!   Have a wonderful, crafty week!
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