Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hope Keeps Us Going!

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Wow!   It has been a super busy week at work and I am sooooo looking forward to spending some quiet time in my craftroom!    You know what I mean!

I am sharing a card I created for SP & Company for our Trend Challenge.  We would like you to join us!    I got to select the challenge for the day so I chose  "Die or Punches".  There are so many fabulous ones out there now... They just keep getting better and better and I thought it would be fun to see what you came up with!

And the prize will be.....
One winner will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate to the SP & Company Store!! 

This is the card I created for this challenge.  
 This is the first time I used this  die and coordinating  stamp set.   
I love it and the wheels started turing just thinking of all the things I could do with it!  
 I used Big Build a Banner 1 Stampt Set for the letters and decorative trim around the banners.   
Big Build a Banner 1 Die Toos Set was use to create the banners.   
They coordinate just perfect with the matching stamp set!  
Flamingo Pink Buttons Mixture Tin was used in the corners.
Pink Sorbet Twinery Twine gives a finishing touch.   

I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges: 
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes

That is all I have for today.  
I hope you will join us for our challenge.   It will run until noon May 14th EST.   
I hope to see your creation there!   

Friday, April 26, 2013

Party! Party! It's CMC's Birthday!

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Hello everyone!  Welcome to our CMC Birthday Blog Hop!   It is so hard to beleive it has been 3 years since Suzanne started her wonderful online Copic and alcohol ink marker classes!  I am so proud to say I was one of her first students and now have the honor of serving on her Design Team.  I can't say enough great things about Suzanne - She is just super fabuloso!     If you have not had the pleasure of taking any of her classes....   Treat yourself!  You will be so glad you did!    

And now......   I bet you want to know all the great things we have included of this special BIRTHDAY BASH!    

We will have a fun event every day planned and there will be prizes and winners for each challenge.  So hope you can join us!
(Buy One Get One)
Buy one Copic Online Class & get the 2nd HALF OFF!
Only Friday thru Monday!
*not valid on past purchases
*discount taken off lower priced class
*buy one for you & one for a friend
*makes great gifts :)
*no coupon needed, if you purchase more than 2 classes send Suzanne an email so she can send you one invoice with discount deducted via PayPal....if you purchase only 2 classes you will be refunded your discount within 24 hours via the way you made payment.
Schedule of Events
Everyone is welcome to enter each day for a chance to win! Each challenge goes live midnight the night before. Click below under each date to be taken to the challenge info and prize info for that day! ( the challenges can be found in discussion area below as well)
You have until Friday, May 3rd to enter all challenges!
* AND *
If you enter ALL the challenges you will be entered to win a
$75 Gift Certificate
to any online craft store of your choosing!
All entries (except blog hop comments) should be emailed to me at
Friday, April 26th
Blog Hop with the CMC DT & Saturated Canary
How to Enter & Win
Saturday, April 27th
Crafty Trivia Fun
(click here)
Sunday, April 28th
Scavenger Hunt
(click here)
Monday, April 29th
Search & Find Puzzle
& Live Chat at 8 pm EST

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I Created this card for our Birthday Bash using the adorable digital image  from our wonderful sponsor..... called AVA from Saturated Canary.   I am so addicted to her images.....   I think it is the BIG eyes and cute funky clothes and posture (attitude).   Love, love, love them!     

Our CMC Fearless Leader, Suzanne and her Design Team have put together a blog hop and we hope you hop along with us.   If you make comments on each DT menber's blog, you will be entered to win (1) of TWO crafty online store gift certificates.   

Suzanne Dean - Our Fearless Leader

I am linking this card with the following challenges and EVENTS!

Thank you for stopping by and remember to comment for each DT member's post for that extra chance to win a gift certificate.   I hope to see you at all our fun activities!   

Friday, April 19, 2013

Teddy Bear Hugs

Hello and  happy FRIDAY! 
I want to share a card I created  using the sweet clear stamp called Teddy Bear Hugs from SP &  Company.   
I love coloring teddy bears but the entire stamp is just so stinkin cute!   

Pure Luxury Ivory (GKD)
Cryogen White (Curious Metallic, Inc.)
Base Layer: I created my own using Various Copic Ink.   (.too)

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (.too)
Multiliners (Copic, Micron and Zig)
Opaque white Pen (Inkssentials)
Various Copic Ink (.too) 

Cuttlebug embossing folder: Musical Flourish (Provo)
Nestabilities 5 (Spellbinder)

Copic Fur
Copic Background - Dotted Whimsical
Hair:  Auburn
Whimsical Colored Butterfly


Copic Alcohol Ink Markers Used:
Skin Tone: E11, E00, E000, BV00 (Cast), R20
Hair:E19, #18, E15, E13
Blouse:  YG63, G40, G43, Colorless Blender
Pants:  R00, R02, R20, R21, R63, opaque white pen
Shoes:  T0, T1, T3, T5
Teddy Bear: T00, T1, T3, T5, T7, Colorless blender
Flowers: Y00, Y04, YR 24, YR 23, R20, R24
Grass G40, G43, YG63, Colorless blender

I used Copic Various Ink and alcohol to create the background paper.  

I used Spellbinder's petite oval die and embellished with flowers and pearls. 

 I am linking my card to the following wonderful challenges:

SP & Company Challenge - Fun With Ink
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

That's all for today and thank you for  stopping by and have a super wonderful weekend!   


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Roses are Red!

Welcome and I want to share a card I created for the  CMC Challenge using our theme - "RED"  I loved the opportunity to try to color some red roses!

My image is a digital called Anastasia from Make It Crafty.   I love this beautiful image and one gets a lot of practice on hair!    In keeping with the challenge, I selected Red for my roses.   I used the beautiful abes Eight by Spellbinder for my die.    

Copic Markers Used: 
Skin Tones:  Middle Easter (Olive)  E50, E42, E53, E43, E34 
 and cast b41 (sparingly), R20 to lips and cheeks.  
Eyes: B21 and B23
Hair:  T0, T1, T4, T6, T8 and opaque white ink
Flowers:  Y000 Y02, Y35 and opaque white ink
and the roses are: R000, R20, R22, R24, R27 and R56. 
Green:  G21, G94, G99 and opaque white ink.    and just a tiny hint of R000

I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges: 

Make it Monday Challenge  - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Song or Movie (Mine is Red Roses for A Blue Lady)

That is all I have for today.   I hope you participate in our challenge and also join in on our CMC 3 year Birthday Bash!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Swinging Into Spring!

Hello everyone and I hope you are ready for a fabulous weekend!

This is a post I created for Sami's blog at   SP & Company.   I have  been invited do a "guest" post for her today while Sami is working hard at bringing great new products into her  online store just for you!     If you havent noticed yet, there are alot of new products and they just keep coming!     Stop by SP & Company and check them out!

I used one of the new April Release stamps for my card for you today.   I used the adorable new stamp called "Swinging Girl" that is a part of the  Gill Roberts Collection.   Isn't this just cute?   I also used two wonderful bttons to match my  designer paper and the pink mat for my focal image.

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers Used: 
Skin Tones:  E11, E21, E50 and a small amount of BV000 for my cast shadow.   
Hair:   C9, C7, C5, C3 and a touch of BG10.   I used a little R20 on the cheeks. 
Clothing:  RV000, RV11, RV13, an RV34
Shoes:  C7, C5, C3, C1, C0 and opaque white ink.
Flowers  V17, V8, V4, , V000 and Y19 and opaque white ink for the centers. 
Grass  G40, YG63 and G28
Background:  C1, C0, BV0000, BV00, BV01, B0000, B000, B00 and opaque white.   

I used Lucky In Love 6x6  design paper and coordinating buttons of two different sizes that will also coordinate with the new ink pads when they arrive!  I think they go fanastic with the designer paper!   I used Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die to create my layers for my focal mat and image.    I tied a bow of Spring Green Baker's Twine through the button holes and ....   it's done!   

I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges: 

Make it Monday Challenge  - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

I hope you enjoyed this card and remember to check out all the new and exciting products!  

Thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SP & Company April New Release Hop!

Welcome to the SP & Company April Blog Hop! Not only do we have an brand new Design Team sharing creations, we have a fabulous Guest Designer, Leah L'Orange, showcasing her creations using SP & Company product all month long. Today we are showing off our brand new releases. We've got so many great, new supplies to add to your crafty fun.

Last month we introduced our new Die Tools, and we have even more Die Tools coming out this month! And don't forget about the new SP Storage Binder System to help with organization of dies and stamps. This month, we also have amazing new artist, joining the SP family - Gill Roberts! We will be releasing lots of new Gill Roberts Collection stamp sets today, along with a few coordinating dies. 

Scrapmaster's Paradise is now IN COLOR with the release of six new SP exclusive colors. Our exclusive color line now includes button mixtures and coordinating premium chalk ink pads.  The ink pads will begin shipping mid-month, but the buttons are available starting right now in the SP & Company Store. What's great about our new button mixtures is they come in adorable metal tins for easy storage and organization!

I used Teddy Chasing Butterfly for my DT card.   This is one of SP & Company's new April release stamp.   Isn't it just the cutest?    I used Copic Alcohol Ink Markers and Flower Soft.   I am pleased with how it turned out.

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers Used: 
Bear E40, E41, E44, E47, E49, R20  and Colorless Blender
Bow: B29, B26, B21 and B99 (sparingly)
Background:  B0000, B000, BG10, C1, Colorless Blender, Opaque White ink (I also used Frisket)
Buttrfly YR 16, B21,  B26, C5, C3
Net B0000, C0, C1, C3
Grass: G40, G43, G45, G28, Colorless blender
(Flowers are Flower Soft for added texture and dimension) 

I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges:  

Make it Monday Challenge  - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz -  Anything Goes

I hope you enjoy our new release and hop on over to the next Design Team Member!    

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Show Some Attitude!

Hello and Welcome.   I hope you are having a great weekend!   I want to share a card I created for Color Me Creative Challenge.   The theme is "hair".   With all the gorgeous images out there with beauitful hair - it isn't hard to ocme up with some that  will allow us to  put our coloring skills to work!   

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I also want to announce that our CMC Birthday Bash will be coming up this  month.
We are celebrating 3 years!  Wow!  time rally filies.   I find it hard to believe that I have been taking Copic classes for that many years!   Hope that isn't a sign of my age!  LOL!

My card was created using the image  LaLa from Saturated Canary.  I loved the opportunity to to practice ethnic hair and skin tones.  

I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges:
Color Me Creative: - Hair
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge - Backgrounds
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by.   I Hope you will join us for our challenge!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Awareness is Empowering

Hello and welcome!   I have created this card in honor of all the barve survivors of breast cancer.   I know we will be cenlebrating Breast Cancer Month soon and I know people will want to give their friends a big conrats!  

I created this card using the wonderful stamp set from SP & Company called Awareness is Empowering.   It has so many wonderful sentiments....   but this is my favorite! :D  I also used a wonderful 6x6 paper pack called Paris Girl (Carla Bella).  I love every designer paper in this pack.  They are gooooooorgeous!    

I also wanted to celebrate by creating my second video.   I tried to jazz it up a bit!     Hope you like it!  

I used Copic Alcohol ink Markers.
RV34, RV24, RV 21, RV00  and RV000
Background:  C0, C1, RV000  (Correction on the video), and  Colorless Blender

I am linking this with the following challenges: 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything goes.

Thank you for stopping by!   Come bck soon.    I have something special for tomorrow! Wiink Wink!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hello Friend: Fur Tutorial

Hello everyone! I want to share a card I created for the challenge The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.   We are always "anything Goes" but the twist is "Butterflies and/or Birds".   I created this card using Butterfly Bear by Penny Johnson (Stampavie).   I have usedthis little guy so any times and I never get tired.  It seems to be a "go to" stamp for me.      

Today I am going to share my first video. Yes! My very first! It took me forever to figure out how to upload this baby but I finally did it with a little help from my friends. Ok – a lot of help from my friends! I learned a lot from making this video and promise to make it shorter next time!

And now I will share a technique for creating fur called “stippling” that I learned from my friend and mentor, Suzanne Dean at Color Me Creative. I used sketch Copic Alcohol Ink Markers on Cryogen paper. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp my image. This works great with Copic markers and will not damage your nibs!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

I used Butterfly Bear by Penny Johnson (Stampavie) for this tutorial.

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 

 The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday. - AnythingGoes : Twist (Optional) Birds/Butterflies
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

That's all for today and I hope you have a wonderful, safe week!