Monday, August 27, 2012

Fun Birthday!

Hello Friends...I just received my newest shipment of sentiments from Lily of the Valley!  It was such good timing as I was just finishing up my newest birthday card and was able to add the cutest "Sentiment Tags" to the front.  I just love these...they are a perfect size and sooooo cute!

This card is made using the "Fun Birthday" bear also from Lily of the Valley.  These little bears are just the cutest!  I have now made three cards using three different bear scenes and have two more scenes left to color.  I used another 6x6 paper pack this time from Bazzill Basics Paper.  I've become obsessed with the 6x6 paper packs because they are so easy to use and already color coordinated.  I'm up to about 48 different packs...I think I'm now officially a paper pack hoarder!!!  I just can't help myself!  Is there anyone else out there doing the same thing?  I'm sure there is!  I can't be the only one!  LOL!!! is my newest card!


Copic Coloring Up-Close

My Project Recipe:
     Stamps - "Fun Birthday" by LOTV, "Sentiment Tags" by LOTV and "Greetings" by TCP Greetings
     Paper - Bazzill White, Blue/Green and "Vintage Marketplace 6x6 paper pack"
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima (Prima Flower has been layered with Twinklets Diamond Dust)
     Paper Punches - "Dotted Scallop" by EK Success and "Pine Branch" by McGill
     Metal Die - "Labels 22 & Lacy Squares" by Spellbinders, "Riveria Corner" by Memory Box and
          "Heart Swirl" by DooHickey
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust" and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon, Lace, Pearls and Gems

Colored in Copics:  Bear is Dotted using E30, E31, E33, E35     Light Pink RV00, R81, R83
Pink 0+R32, R32, R34     Light Blue BG0000, BG10, BF32     Blue Outline/Sky 0+ BG0000
Tags E50, E53     Butterfly Y0000, RV00, R81     Green YG01, YG03, G21

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Patchwork Balloons

Good Morning!  It's a lovely Saturday morning and my grand kids are coming this afternoon...I'm so excited!  I won't have any time to color...haha...but love it when they come to visit!  Grandpa got the pool heated and I bought Kaelyn a new Dream Catcher for her room here!  She said she needed one here (already bought her one for her bedroom at home) because it helps to keep her bad dreams away!  Anything to help with those bad dreams!!!!

Today I have the cutest little bear holding a bunch of patchwork balloons to show you!  It's a stamp from Lily of the Valley and is from their newest bear stamp release.  You can find their shop by clicking on their name in my favorite web shops list on my side bar.  Check them out...they have the cutest stamps and sentiments.  Their shop is in England but they ship quickly and it doesn't really take long before they arrive...I think my last order I received within two weeks of placing my order.  This week I ordered some of their newest sentiment tags...I can't wait to use them!

Here's my newest card...enjoy!

Close-up Copic Coloring

My Project Recipe:
     Stamps - "Patchwork Bunch of Balloons" by Lily of the Valley and "Greetings" by TCP Studios
     Paper - Bazzill White & Red - "Summer Fresh 6x6 Paper Pad" by Simple Stories
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
     Paper Punches - "Doily Lace" by Martha Stewart
     Metal Die - "Classic Oval Sm & Classic Oval Scalloped Sm" by Spellbinders, "Bloomy Tag, Vintage
          Leaf & Bon Voyage Foliage" by DooHickey, and "Leafy Branch" by CC Design
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust" and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon, String, Charm & Pearls
     Sky - lightly sponged using Memento "Summer Sky"

Colored in Copics:  Bear  E40, E41, E42, E43, E44     Paws R11, R22     Red  R11, R21, R22, R24
Gold  Y32, Y23, Y21 topped with Y11     Blue Jean  B91, B93, B95, C4     Blue Dots  B91, B93, C4
Blue/Green  BG70, B52, BG72     Green  G82, YG17

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Present Trio Bears

Hi Friends!  Today I have a pretty little pink and brown card that I used with a new set of stamps that I bought from Lily of the Valley.  Oh how I adore these little bears!  I also have a set of 3 bears with flowers which I might color up for a card next week???  Don't you love pink and brown together?  I do!

I really like using these 6x6 paper packs because they have already coordinated all the papers and colors for you.  There is no guess work involved so it makes it very quick and easy to make a card.  I swear it saves me one whole day just not having to go through my stash of papers (which is very large) and decide on colors and patterns.  I also love that the patterns are made at a smaller scale which is super when you are using them for a small project like a card.

Here is my card...hope you like it!

Pull-out Tag
Close-up of Copic Coloring

My Project Recipe:
     Stamps - Lily of the Valley "Present Trio", CC Designs "Thinking of You" and Penny Black "Gratitude"
     Paper - Bazzill White and Authentique "Lively 6x6 Bundle"
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections
     Metal Die - Spellbinders "Lacey Circles S4-293 & Blossom", Life Style Crafts "Nesting Scallops &
          Nesting Circles", DooHickey "Scalloped Tag & Butterfly Dreams" and Cherry Lynn Designs
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Walnut Stain & Frayed Burlap"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust", Liquid Pearls by Ranger and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon, String, Charm, Pearls & Gems
     Film Strip by Tim Holtz

Colored in Copics:  Bears E40, E42, E44     Tag RV0000, RV00 - Heart R81, R83
Ears RV00, RV11     Paw R20, R22     Presents R81, R83, R85

Thanks for visiting...


Monday, August 20, 2012

Miss Anya Round Easel Box

Good Evening Everyone!

Today I've finally finished a cute little round gift box with an easel card on the top.  The top comes off so you can put the gift inside.  I saw the idea on the LaLa Land blog awhile back but couldn't find a pattern so I made my own using chipboard and Spellbinders Dies. It took awhile for me to figure out how to make it all fit properly but it is...

Front View
Side View
The Lid is Removable

My Project Recipe:
     Stamps - Miss Anya Love and Verve "Amazing wishes"
     Paper - Bazzill Light Brown - Authentique "Blissful" and Chipboard by Paper Accents
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Recollections and Petalco
     Punch - Martha Stewart "Daisy Edge"
     Metal Die - "Butterflies" by CC Designs & "Butterfly Dreams" by Doohickey, Leaves are from EK
          Success & Martha Stewart and Spellbinders "Big Scalloped Circles S4-250" & "Lacey Circles
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust", Glossy Accents by Inkssentials and Liquid Pearls by Ranger
     My Stash - Ribbon, Pearls, Gems & Hat Pin

Colored in Copics:  Hair E50, YR30, E31     Face E0000, E00, E22, RV11     Pink R000, R21, R22
Grey C00, C1

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Basket of Roses Gift Card Holder

Hi...Happy Saturday!  Today I have a cute gift card holder to show you.  It's a larger version of a gift card holder from a restaurant that I received as a gift.  I can't remember what restaurant it was but the holder was so cute...I made it larger and made a card to fit inside of it.  The original opening in the front was a small circle but I used a Spellbinders Label 18 die for mine.

I received my order from Lily of the Valley Monday and was so excited I just had to use one for this project.  I bought the cutest girls and bears from there.  This little girl is one of them, she is called "Basket of Roses".  I love love love her!  I'll be making some cards later using the bears too...they are soooooo cute!

Here's the card holder...hope you like it...

Card Holder with Cutout

Card Front
Inside of Card with a Starbucks gift card inserted into pocket

My Project Recipe:
     Stamps - Lily of the Valley "Basket of Roses" and Stempelglede "Grunge Flourish Hearts"
     Sentiment Stamps - Penny Black "Gratitude", LOTV "Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments" and Verve 
          "Amazing Wishes"
     Paper - Bazzill White and Hero Arts 6x6 paper pack "Piccadilly"
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Petaloo and Recollections
     Paper Punches - Leaves by Martha Stewart, Little Flowers by Punch Bunch
     Metal Die - Spellbinders "Label 18" & "Label 4", Quickutz "Photo Corner" and Lifestyle Crafts 
          "Nesting Circles" & "Nesting Scallops"
     Bird Cage - Zumma Crafts
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust" and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon, Lace, Strings & Pearls
     Clouds - Sponged using my own template and Momento "Summer Sky"

Colored in Copics:  Hair  E43, E44, E59          Face  E0000, E00, E11, RV11      Pink  R81, R83, R85
Yellow  Y0000, Y21      Blue  B91, B93, B95      Green  G20, G82      Butterfly  Y11, R20
Grounding  E40, E41, E43      Basket  E30, E31

Bye for now...Thanks for visiting

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wryn Blooms - Cherished

Good morning everyone!  I'm excited today to post a card I made using a new digital I just purchased from Tiddly inks.  Tiddly Inks is new to me and oh how I love them!!!  I even added a badge link to their website in my side bar so you could go check it out too.  By the way they are having a new release on August 14th and I am so very excited to see their new items!

Tiddly Inks is also having a Challenge which they start every Tuesday...I'm going to enter this card into this week's Challenge #92, you can find it here.  The challenge is to use your favorite Tiddly Inks and I admit that on Wednesday I purchased 7 digitals from them and well I love them all.  They are really to new for me to pick one favorite here is the first one I colored.

Oh I almost forgot...I also started getting emails from Deconstructed Sketch by Jen Shults.  I used the DS62 for this layout but I turned it sideways so the bow was on the side instead of the bottom of the card.  I think I may post this card there can find the Deconstructed Sketches here.

I hope you like it...

Close-up of Copic Coloring
Sketch I used but I turned it sideways so 
the bow and ribbon are on the side

My Card Recipe:
     Digital - Tiddly Inks "Wryn Blooms" & Wryn extras "Heart Flowers in Pot"
     Stamps - Stempelglede "Grunge Flourish Hearts"
     Paper - Bazzill White & Pink, Christine Adolph "Beautiful You 6x6 Paper Pack" and her stickers
     Flowers - Prima
     Metal Dies - Lifetime Crafts "Nesting Scallops" & "Nesting Circles"
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Star Dust" and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon, Charm, String, Pearls and Pink Flat Lace w/large holes
     Butterflies - cut from the paper pack and stickers

I sponged lightly in the white areas with Memento "Summer Sky"

Colored in Copics:  Hair  E50, E53, E55     Face  E0000, E00, E11, RV00     Pink R81, R83, R85
Blue  B41, B45     Blue/Purple  B60, B63     Grey Shading  C00     Green Grounding  G20, YG91, YG93

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Miss Anya Dressy - Just Sitting Here

I made this card using a Sketch by Andrea Ewen from a Verve Stamp Challenge dated April 2011 at the Verve Stamp Challenge web site.  The Verve Stamps link is listed in My Favorite Web Shops, from there just click on their Challenge Link.  The sketch is from an old challenge but I loved it so I used it for my card.  I made my card a 6x6 instead of 4x6.  I prefer making 6x6 cards as they give me so much more space to work with.

I viewed a card made by Amy Sheffer at using this Sketch.  I loved the fan folded circle and the way she used the Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 (which I had yet to use!), so I incorporated them into my card.  You probably can't tell from the picture, but the scalloped sentiment inside my card is removable.

Here is My Card
Inside of Card
This was the sketch I used

Items used for this project:
     Stamps - Miss Anya "Dressy" - Magnolia Sentiments
     Paper - K&Company "TC Cottage Garden 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad" - Bazzill White
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
     Paper Punches - 1/2" Corner rounder and EK Success "Scalloped Scallop"
     Metal Dies - Spellbinders "Fancy Tags 2" & "Big Scalloped Circles S4-250", and DooHickey
          "Romantic Lace Border"
     Pearl & Gem Swirls - Prima
     Butterflies - Cut from K&Company "TC Cottage Garden Warm Mix Adhesive Borders"
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Diamond", Glossy Accents by Inkssentials, and Teinklets "Diamond Dust"
     From My Stash - Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls & Lace
     Sewing Machine

Colored in Copics: Hair E50, E31, E25     Face E000, E00, R01     Yellow/Gold Y00, Y11, Y21
Green YG00, YG03, G21     Shadow C00

Have a Wonderful Day!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

My Bite No Teeth

Today I've just finished a card with one of the new Saturated Canary Digitals "My Bite No Teeth".  There is also one just called "My Bite" and it has little vampire teeth.  I prefer the no teeth but you may like the other, pop on over to the web site and check them out!  The web site link is listed under my favorite web shops.

I really like the look of the green and black.  Don't you think black really makes the card pop?  I love the black lace's sooooo pretty!  If you look close you can see that on some of the white flowers I added a little Copic C5 and C00 along the edges to help them blend in.  I also added Glossy Accents on the corner swirl to make it shine.  I haven't added any Sentiments because I don't know what I will use the card for yet...

Up-close of Flowers and Copic Coloring

Items used for this project:
     Digital Girl - "My Bite No Teeth" by Saturated Canary
     Paper - Hideaway" by Lauren Jung and White & Black Bazzill Card Stock
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo
     Paper Punches - "Branch" by Martha Stewart and "Diamond Lace" by EK Success
     Metal Dies - "Vintage Leaf" & "Bon Voyage Foliage" by DooHickey - "Dainty Duo" by Dienamics -
           "Petite Scalloped Circle S4-117 and "Labels 4  S4-190" by Spellbinders - "Macarena Corner" by
           Memory Box - "Nesting Circles" by Lifestyle Crafts
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles "Stardust" and Glossy Accents from Ranger Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon and Lace (I might have gotten the lace from Wild Orchid Crafts?)
     Stamps - "Vintage Garden" by Stampelglede
     Gem by Recollections
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"

Colored in Copics:  Hair C5, C7, C9 - Face E0000, E00, E11, RV11 - Eyes E43, E44 - Green G40, G43 - Shoes C7, C9, W10 - Dog C3, C5, C7 - Ground E40, E41, E42 - Shadow C00

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