Friday, May 31, 2013

Final Day at YNS

It has been a fabulous month working with a super generous and nice group over at Your Next Stamp as a GDT.  I just love playing with their images and look forward to using them again and again.

Today I am showcasing my final days worth of cards I have done:

This first one if from one of the new release stamps that came out this month.  This sweetie is called SKYE. I used my Cricut to do the circle shape and added embellishments from my stash and stickles to her wings.
The sentiment is also from YNS set, Awesome Journal Set.

I then made this second card from some great dies at YNS.  I used the Awesome Journal Set for the Sentiment in the middle.  The dies used are the Cute Bike and Kite Set and the Insta Love Die Set


I hope everyone has a great weekend.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Add a Bow

This week's challenge for Loves Rubberstamps is:
         Bows - Have a BOW on your project...could be a ribbon bow, a paper bow, bow ties, bow & arrow, bows on a kite string - be creative :)

This week we are sponsored by Kenny K and we would like to thank them for providing the team with images.  

Today I decided to use the image, Drama Queen, which is available in Digital and Stamp form  via Whimsy Stamps. I used some MME papers I had in my stash along with bling, stickles and ribbon I had.  The wood veneers are also from my stash and the card shape cut from my Cricut. 

I colored the image with my Copics. 

Here is the Recipe:

Pink: RV02,04,06
Yellow: YR 24,23,21
Hair: E18,15,7
Skin: E11,E00,E0000, R11

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges: 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Morning Inspirations

Happy Memorial Day to everyone here in the US.  I am working today actually. Being per-diem at my Hospital usually means working those days that the full-timers want off.  Fortunately I will be home by 4 so I still have time for BBQ with the family. 

As we prepare for all the festivies let's make sure we take time to

Today I am featuring a card for my Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration  a card I made with one of the newer MFT A la Mode image, You're My Cup of Tea 

I used some papers I had in my stash from MME and various embellishments I had in my stash for a while just sitting.  I tried to keep the colors more monotone. I colored the image with my Copics

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day.  

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sentimental Sundays-Outdoor Fun

This week at Sentimental Sundays our challenge is:
Outdoor Fun
(plus a sentiment)

This week's Sponsors are:

Crafty City
Donating: $15 Gift Voucher

Doodle Pantry
Donating: 3 images, of the winners choice

I decided to use one of the adorable stamps from Your Next Stamp called Ellie Loves the Beach

I really love when I can use up stuff in my stash that has been sitting forever. I had this paper stack from K & Company so long and it was great to use it. I created the charm with the Life's a Beach Cricut Cart and my Cricut to die cut the circles on the background. I then use the Your Next Stamp Awesome Journal Words Sentiment Set .

I will also be entering this into the following challenges:

Friday, May 24, 2013

Your Next Stamp-New Release

Got a chance to create another fabulous card with some of the newest May Release images.  Today I used the image, Dynamic Duo. I colored the image with my Copics and used some paper from MME collection. Made the flowers myself . 

Hope everyone enjoyed the new release hop over at YOUR NEXT STAMP.   

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Your Next Stamp-MAY Release

 Hello and welcome to the May Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop! We have several new stamps sets from a variety of artists being released TODAY, as well as several new dies! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store!

Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list below for lots of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate! The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog May 25th.
I was fortunate enough to play with one of the new Darling Divas images.

Doesn't she look perfect for a Summer Bash!!!  This stamp is called Oceana and one of the newest stamps from the Darling  Diva Collection. The sentiment also comes with the set as well.  I had the yellow polka dot bikini song in my head when I colored this one and I am a huge lover of purple.

Karen is also offering up some awesome hop specials so make sure you take advantage of these great deals!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy hopping and shopping!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Your Next Stamp-Tasty Tuesday Inspiration

It is time for my GDT Inspiration to join on in for the Tasty Tuesday Monthly Challenge over at Your Next Stamp. 

Our Inspiration Photo is Yummy Cupcakes

Today I am showcase some of the great dies and stamps available at the store. I used the Insta Love Polaroid Die Set  with Summer from the Darling Divas Collection . I saw this paper on sale at AC Moore and knew it would be perfect for this challenge. I also used my 1 inch punch to punch out part of the card stock and cover it with an Epoxy sticker on the self made banners. Colored the image with my usual Copics. 

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Anything But a Card

I wake up today with a heavy heart.  My deepest sympathy and thoughts are with everyone in Oklahoma right now. 

It's time for a brand new Challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps - Anything but a card.
We are sponsored by Saturated Canary this week!!! We'd like to thank them for providing our design team with some fabulous images!

I got my submission a bit too late to get on the DT site (I have to admit ABAC is NOT my strong point and life has been a bit hectic so my MOJO is not in full swing right now) but figured I would show it here.

I had recently gotten the cart, Tags, Boxes and More 2 for my Cricut and decided to try the milk carton. I used some left over retired papers  had in my stash and colored up this adorable image, Talkie.  I colored the image with my Copics.  I will be first to admit, I am not loving this creation right now but think it is good to try something new. I find this is the best way to get my creativity flowing again.
Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow! Got something exciting coming out.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Morning Inspiration

Hello everyone. It has already been a crazy morning.  My printer is not working so I am starting off my day in a mood. I hope to get it fixed soon. UUGH but I am hoping it gets better soon.

Today I am showcasing a card I made with another fabulous Elisabeth Bell Stamp, Cinnamon Sugar, via Whimsy Stamps. 

I used the paper collection, Simple Stories Fabulous . The Flower is from Webster Pages and the butterfly rhinestones are from Michaels in their Recollections collection. I used my Spellbinders circle die for the circle.

Yes I colored this with my Copics (surprise lol).  I have the recipe yeah.



Hair-E18,E9, YR07,YR04

Clothes-Browns: E35,E33, Pinks: R 81,83, Orange: YR04, YR07, YR12 Blues: B12,14, Green: G14

Hope everyone has a great day! 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges: 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Your Next Stamp-GDT Card

Hey Everyone,

Happy Friday.  The weather is finally starting to turn into some nice Springy/Summer stuff which I am loving.

Time for another summer inspired card for YNS.  Today I am using one of the newer release stamps called Groovy Cute Fhiona!  Isn't she a doll.  I decided to doing my fav paper piecing with some Prima Paper I had in my stash. The sentiment is from the Groovy Sentiment Set .

And so you know another fantastic release is coming out next week so be sure to grab your coffee and join us for another great hop to celebrate this release. 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-May Flowers Challenge

Welcome to another Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog and to a new Challenge - May Flowers. This week we are sponsored by Birdie Brown.

I created this card with a Birdie Brown Image-Fairy

I used my Copic Markers to color the image but did forget to write down which ones (sorry folks).
The papers are from my stash as well as the burlap papers.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

One Crazy Stamper-Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown-flowers
SOngbird Challenge-flowers
Brown Sugar-Angels and Fairies 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Morning Inspiration-Bildmarana For Loves Rubberstamps

Today I decided to showcase one of the fabulous Bildmarana stamps available at Loves Rubberstamps .  I colored the image with my Copics and also did some paper piecing on he dress.  The paper is from the Simple Stories Fabulous collection. I also been making some of my own embellishments so added a bottlecap that I made with the matching paper.  The lace ribbon is from the Recollection items at Michaels as well as the small flowers.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sentimental Sundays-For a Special Woman

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. Today was been a hectic but great morning. Coffee and breakfast in bed so far and even time to take a shower without 20 million interruptions!  I hope everyone enjoys their day. 

Today theme over at Sentimental Sundays is "For a Special Woman" PLUS a Sentiment. 

Our generous sponsor is 

Here is a card I made for my Mommy.  I used a stamp from my stash. I then took the Versamark Embossing Ink and added multiple embossing powder colors.  The sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set and used a EK Tool border punch and rhinestones from my stash.  I sponged it with a combo of Chocolate and Sorbet inks from CTMH. 

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Anything but a Card Jewelry

Hey Everyone,

Sorry my blog has been pretty quiet but I have been running with the kids and my late nights are now turning into early sleepy time so not as much getting done here.

My daughter has been loving bottlecap items lately and I thought I could make a nice bracelet by reusing some of the old images I colored.

So what I did was take three cards I made with Little Darling stamps in the Saturated Canary line, Neveah, Autumn and Free Hugs stamps.  I then used GIMP to crop the main image and make them into 1 inch bottle cap size (there are tons of Youtube videos on it) . I printed it out on photo paper and used my 1 inch punch to make a perfect circle.  I then used flattened bottlecaps (these are 1 inch ones) with the holes and use epoxy dome stickers to cover.  I used E600 to glue the image to the bottlecap.

I adore how this came out and you may be seeing more of these for my other two girls too.

Hope you have a great crafty day.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes

As a new month is upon us, it is time for the favorite challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge:


Today I decided to dip into my Sweet Pea Collection and use an Elisabeth Bell Image.  

The paper is from the Simple Stories-Fabulous (one of my favorite paper pads right now). I colored the image with my Copics.  The lace and flowers are from my embellishment stash.  

Here is my Copic Recipe:

Hair: E29,27,23,21
Skin: E11,00,000,R20
Dress: R 85,83,81 
Pillow/Dress Trimming: BG 13,11,10

YNS Tasty Tuesday GDT Post

Every month, Your Next Stamp hosts a monthly challenge.  
Our May Tasty Tuesday photo is...
Yummy Cupcakes
Super FUN colors and ADORABLE designs!!!


I was inspired by the colors and the clouds in the picture above. I used the following stamp, Tulip Garden.  This fabulous image is currently in the Bargain Bin so be sure to get this one while you still can at a fabulous price.  

I colored the image with my Copics.  The sentiment is also a YNS but it is from the Joy  stamp set.  
I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Monday Morning Everyone-Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week. Today I decided to showcase a favorite of the Kraftin Kimmie line.  There are a ton of the Moonlight Whisper collection available over at Loves Rubberstamps. 

For this card I used MME paper and then I colored the image with my Copics. The banner cut is from my Cricut (a new cart called First Few Years) and then my spellbinders to get the oval and made my own side banners with my corner rounder. I then added Icicle stickle to the black part of the image to make it sparkle more.

My Copic Recipe:]

Hair: E19,18,9,7
Dress: R81,83,85
Shawl: C9,7,5,3,1
Skin: E11,00,000,R20

I will also be entering this on into the following challenges:

Kraftin Kimmie-Let it Sparkle Special challenge & Banner Day
All that Stickles-Icicle Linky Party 
Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Goes
Allsorts-Add some sparkle
Stampin for the Weekend-Use dies and Punches 

Have a great day and be back to tomorrow for some more great posts coming