Monday, September 30, 2013

Uugghhhh. Cold season is upon us at our house and we are all sick. I am climbing out of my bed long enough to post this Monday Inspiration that is feeling much more cheerful then I am right now.

I decided to use Birthday Mae from Some Odd Girl for this card. The paper is from Echo Park Paper & Glue Set. I also colored it with my Copics

Olivia used the adorable Birthday Mae from Some Odd Girl. I love how Olivia colored her hair to match the colors in the Designer paper she chose! That flower with the cupcake bling center is so cute! Love it! After last week...I could use a cupcake or 12 myself - LOL!

I will also be entering this into the following challenges:

Hiding in my Craft Room-Female Birthday
Stamp and Create-Birthdays
7 Kids College Fund


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Final GDT Little Darlings Post

Hello again everyone. Olivia here and today is my final GDT post for Little Darlings GDT. I decided to use one of my favorite stamps from the Little Darlings Collection called Autumn Friends. This line is one of my favorites and I have so many of these image. With my favorite season on hand now, I knew this stamp was just perfect to use. I colored her with my Copics and add paper from my stash (three different paper set used here). I made the fabric flower from my leftover lace I had.

I have been honored to be here for the last two months and want to thank everyone at LDRS for this chance to showcase these awesome images.

Yumi & Fumi Color Inspiration

Welcome to another great challenge over at Yumi and Fumi Handmade. Before linking your card please read our new challenge guidelines by clicking HERE. Don't forget that we allow ANY stamped image!!! You HAVE to use a hand-colored image on your "sentiment only" cards allowed. However, if you use a Y&FH image your name will be added a maximum of 1 extra time after the last name in Inlinkz. Remember also....only 1 entry per person.

The challenge for the next two weeks is this gorgeous PHOTO:
 This is one of my fav color combos and I decided to use Winter Fumi again for this card.
Colored the image with my Copics. I am loving this tan. I used E21,15,13 for it if you are wondering.
Can not wait to see your inspirational piece and remember ANY STAMPED IMAGE allowed now.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Totally Papercraft-Get Stitchy

Welcome back for another challenge over at Totally Papercrafts.
This week our challenge is
Stitching (Real or Faux)
Our lovely sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and I was super excited to take out some of my favorite stamp images from Crafty Sentiments to use for this challenge.
I did faux stitching around the image and one the blanket because sewing is not my thing.  I used MME paper and colored the image with my Copics.

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

Daring Cardmakers-Rosette Galore
ABC Challenge-V for Very Cute
Country View Craft Challenge-Layers
Ladybug Crafts-Anything Goes

Birthday Surprise-Denice!!!

Now this belated Birthday Birthday Post is being added for our wonderful and always helpful DT member Denice over at Yumi & Fumi.  We all wanted to take a moment to thank her for all her hard work and let her know we have been thinking about her for her birthday. 

Today I am showcase the image, AJ. I used Bo Bunny paper, Prairie Chic, and just cut out his lunch box and replaced it with a balloon.  I got the embellishment at Michaels in their clearance section. Colored the image with my Copics as usual.

Hope you had a fabulous Bday Denice! 
I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Show us your Fall colors

It is time for another challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges. We are lucky enough to also be sponsored by Kenny K Designs and our usual fabulous gift certificate prize as well.
This week's challenge is: Show Us Your Fall Colors
I personally love the Fall. 

Sorry for my image camera is being a bit funky lately and giving me a hard time with these cloudy days.  I decided to use Kenny K's Sweet Melissa stamp and colored the image with my Copics.
My paper is Simple Stories Harvest Lane. I created my own "wreath" embellishment but using one of my bottlecaps and stamped out a 1 inch circle from the paper pad to place in the center. I then added Flower Soft Autumn Collection all around the edges.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft It Up-Autumn
Kenny K Images-Facebook Challenge (Sept Challenge-Anything with a Kenny K image)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Monday Morning Inspiration-School Layout

Back again for my Monday Morning Inspiration over at Loves Rubberstamps. Today I am showcasing another layout I did for my baby's first day of Kindergarten (actually on time for this one).
Since she is the youngest and finally in school with her sisters she was very excited to go. No tears at all (just Mommy) but she patted my hand and said "Don't worry mama, I am still your baby".

I used the Echo Park-Paper & Glue Paper Kit for the layout and all stickers are from that kits as well.  The stamps are from the CC Design-School Logos set.  I was inspired from a layout from PageMap site for this one.  Just loving all the pages I am getting done lately and can not wait to finish out some more.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Docerela Challenge-Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girlz-Anything Goes
Creatilicious Challenges-Back to School
Rose Blossom Challenge-Back to School

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Yumi and Fumi Altered Candle Tutorial

Hello everyone,

It is time for my mini-showcase here at Yumi & Fumi. Today I decided to do a picture tutorial on altering a candle. I love to do this project since it something that looks so difficult and cool but is very simple.

Here are the supplies you will need: Candle, Scissors, heat gun, stamp, ink pad, block, wax paper, tissue paper (and forgot to include in the picture your Copics)
Next you stamp your image onto the tissue paper. I am using Yumi and Bookbag for this one.

Then color as you wish. I used Pink Shades: R85-83-81, Gray C5,3,1, Skin: E53,51,50 and Hair E27,25,23. I also added a touch of stickle. Because you are coloring on tissue paper, keep it very light and it will BLEED through the back. I also add stickle (small amounts if you wish) at this step. Give it a little to dry.
Once done, trim your image close.

Next place your image where you want it on the candle, tightly wrap the wax paper around the image (keep it smooth). At this point take your heat gun and quickly run it over the image. You will see the tissue paper melt into the candle (this whole process take like 30 seconds). Do not melt too long or you will distort your picture.

The is done! You have a cool looking altered candle. My oldest has already called dibs on this one.

Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial. Any questions feel free to ask.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Recipe Challenge

It is time for a new challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps
This one is a bit more tricky cause it is a recipe challenge. 
This week's challenge is:
1, 2, 3
Have 1 Image, 2 Designer Papers
3 Embellishments

Can I start off with I do not like to my kids like to joke that dinner is done when the smoke alarm goes off.  Even with that, here is my inspiration for the challenge.

I was in the mood to dust off my Magnolia and bling it out when I did this one.  I used Authentique papers, Everyday paper stack. The shape was created with my Cricut (Art Philosophy cart) and the border was made with the MFT Dainty Lace Die. My three embellishments are the doilies from my stash, prima flowers and bling from my stash. Of course colored with my Copics (sorry for the bad lighting on my end).
MFT Dainty Lace Die

Monday, September 16, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Monday Inspiration

Happy Monday.  It is another day we are off to school and having a hectic morning already. It is Monday so time for my inspirational post for Loves Rubberstamps. 

Today I am showcasing some of the great stamps and sentiments available from some of the newer companies added at Loves Rubberstamps, Make it Crafty and Riley and Company. 

The stamped images is from Make it Crafty stamp called Lucy's Broken Dolly..where is the dolly you asked, well I edited it out.  I just wanted that adorable expression.  When I saw this sentiment from Riley and Company Funny Bones (those ones crack me up) I thought it fit beautifully. This sentiment is called Someone Told Me Im Immature.  Sometimes you just need a card to make your giggle. Of course I colored the image with my Copics

The paper is from Authentique Everyday Collection Paper Pad.  

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Yumi and Fumi Challenge-It beginning to look at Christmas---WHATTT?

Welcome to another challenge over at Yumi and Fumi. This challenges make a Christmas tag...what???. I know the Christmas season is still far away but I have already had to turn my heat on this week...such crazy weather. A mini heat wave in the 90s in the beginning to just 60s by the end of the week. 

Anyhow, I decided to use the stamp, Winter Yumi, on this tag. I used my Cricut to cut the tag and paper pieced her outfit. The paper is from Bo Bunny paper pad. 

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

Alphabet Challenge-Paper Piecing
Crafty Hazelnut Challenge-Cut it Out
Paper Creator's Crafts-Make it Christmassy
4 Krafty Girlz-Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations-Gift Tags

Friday, September 13, 2013

Simply Betty Freebie Challenge

What a crazy technology day I am having. Lovely Betty over at Simply Betty was having a freebie challenge and of course I wait to the last minute and can not load on my computer so doing this via my phone so sorry for picture quality.

Colored Witch Mercedes with my Copics and add old Halloween paper from Echo Park.  Tag is created via my Cricut.

Totally PaperCrafts-Birthday Boys

Time for another challenge over at Totally Papercrafts. This week our challenge is 

Birthday Boys!  

I have to admit with three girls I really do not use too many boy images so I found this great stamp I love from Sparkle Creations. 

Sorry for the picture quality...having some lighting issues and had to get my card up. The papers are a bunch from my stash from K&Company. I colored the image with my Copics. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Use a Sentiment

Welcome back to another Tuesday morning challenge over at 
Loves Rubberstamps.  A big welcome to all the newest DT members we have and we are already having a blast together. 

 This week's challenge is:

   Have a Sentiment on the Front

I admit this is a bit of a rush job for me since I had to get this done right after my vacation.  This lovely image is called Picture Perfect Marci from La La Land Stamps. I did not write down my Copic Recipe this month and the papers from misc scraps I had left over from my stash. 

I will also be entering this into the following challenges:

Monday, September 9, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Monday Inspirations

Sorry for the late start. It is my turn for the Monday Morning Inspiration at Loves Rubberstamps. Just got back from the vacation on Sunday and today was the first day of school for all my girls. I do not think they appreciate me singing "It is the best day ever" theme song from Spongebob on the walk down on school. 

 I decided to use some random pictures from our beach days this summer to remember the great days we had. 

I used a fabulous set from Echo Park called Fun in the Sun.  I used my Spellbinders for the circles and the CC Designs Starfish and Shell Die Cutter. All my pictures are borders with Bazzill Banana Split Cardstock. I love the sticker sets that come with the set and used the cricut to make the seahorse.  

My littlest one starts kindergarten this year. We still have half day kindergarten and she is in the afternoon session so I am sure it will be teary eye day later today as I walk her down as all my "babies" are now in school.  Have a great Monday everyone.

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

Artistic Impressions-Anything But a Card
Crafty Boots-Last Days of Summer
Cupcake Inspirations-Photo Inspiration (colors)
Divas by Design-Water

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Anything Goes

It is time for my favorite and I bet your favorite too challenge them at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges which is
Today I am back again with my latest kick of scrapbooking to showcase some dance pictures from my girls dance recital in April.

I used MME papers and add the adorable sentiment and image from Tutu Sweet by Mo Manning for Penny Black. I got the inspiration of the layout from Nuts about Sketches blog too.  The flourish is Prima flourishes I have in my stash.
Can not wait to see your beautiful creations to be sure to link them up.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Challenge-Back to School

It is time for a new challenge over at Yumi and Fumi Handmade Challenge. Our challenge this time is:

I can not believe it already time for back to school. This is a big year for us here as my little one starts kindergarten and is now in school with my 4th and 2nd grader! No more "mommy days" for me as we used to call the days she was not in 1/2 day preschool. 

Of course this great stamp, Yumi with Bookbag, is perfect for this theme.  I used some paper by Echo Park called Paper & Glue (a school theme one) and added some brad embellishments I had for some time now.

I love Rosemary technique for packing plaid and gingham with Copics so I had to so that here. I colored this image  with my Copics. Now remember the new rules that ANY STAMP IMAGE FROM ANY COMPANY CAN PARTICIPATE as long as your image fits the theme.

Can not wait to see your great back to school creations.

Happy Monday everyone. Hopefully most of you are enjoying the holiday weekend and have a day off.
I am still in the layout mode right now and decided to do one with some great graduation pictures I got of my little one.  Now this is her preschool graduation...can you tell them know a sucker for her baby pictures is everywhere but she look so cute I couldnot help but by them.
Again I was inspired by a layout from Let's Scrap and I also used the Echo Park Beautiful Life Paper pak.

Thanks for stopping by.