Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day to all of those in the US.  No matter where you are or what country you live in, take a moment today to remember all of those who have fought and died to keep your country safe.

Ok, on to this week's challenge! This week at Happileigh Scrappin we want to see LOTS of embellishments! Buttons, bows, brads, charms, ribbons, name it!  

I used a new image from Leigh called Mushroom House.  It was colored with Copics, then Stickles were added to give some sparkle.  The background was created by using the Copics to add dots.  The ribbon is from Michaels.  Flower on the bottom left is from Prima.  The flower on the upper right was created by placing numerous pearls in a circle around a pink gem.  The "home sweet home" sentiment is from 7 Gypsies.

So now that you've seen my card, head on over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog to check out the creations by the other Happi Sisters.  Remember, you can use any image to enter our challenge but if you use a Happileigh Scrappin' image your card gets entered twice!  If you don't have any Happileigh Scrappin' images you can find some freebies here or go to the store here. There's still a sale going on, buy three get one free!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me: Gems and Pearls
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #103:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Brings May Flowers

Guylou is having a new challenge......Brings May Flowers!  (The first part of that saying was the previous challenge.)  It's a color challenge with a twist.  You must use these colors:
and you must use flowers.

Here is my card:

I used the fabulous Jessica.  Isn't she great?  I printed out the umbrella twice and popped it up to create some dimension.  Everything was colored with Copics, including the dot background I created. Roses are from Michaels, paper flowers with Stickles are form Hero Arts and the pink flower with the pearl is a Prima flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Betty at the Beach

A little while ago I was playing around with my program and I created this scene using a Simply Betty stamp and a Copic Marker Scrapbooking wave stamp.

I had SUCH a fun time with this!  Betty and the ocean were colored using Copic markers.  To make the beach, I colored it using a beige Copic, then covered it with Antique Linen Distress Stickles.  I was extremely pleased how sand-like it came out!  I expected the Stickles to take DAYS to dry since they were so thick...but they were dry in just a couple of hours!  The sentiment is from Tlc Creations. The sun charm is from my jewelry making stash.

Stamp Something: Sentimental

Some Bunny....

This week at CDAC they have the cutest freebie over at the Holiday/Special Occasions Challenge.  It's from Zlatoena Designs and is just adorable.

I just love bunnies, and he's so cute, peeking out from behind all those presents!!  I colored him using Copics.  Of course, I had to get my new sewing thread out and have some stitching fun with all three design papers!

Papertake Weekly: Pale Pretty Pastels

Thanks for stopping by!


A few months ago I got this adorable puppy image from Tiddly Inks.  It looks just like my furbaby!  I've been just waiting for a chance to use it.  When I saw that TI's newest challenge is Manly Men I knew it was the perfect time to use it!

Isn't it cute?  I colored her using colored pencils and Gamsol.  The craft cardstock was embossed using a Tim Holtz embossing folder. Ribbon is from Michaels.  I made the buttons using my EK Success button maker.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - Cute and Cuddly
Charisma Cardz - Boy oh Boy
Cards for Men - No Paper
Tiddly Inks - Many Men

Thanks for taking a look!  

Patience is a Virtue

Yesterday I did a 13 hour crop at my local Archiver's.  It was the first time I've done a crop without my mom.  I missed her, but I had a blast!  I met some really nice ladies, and had a great time chatting.

Here's one of the first cards I created.

I created this card using a freebie from The Digi Street. Isn't it adorable? I used Copics to color the Digi Street image, and Glaze pens to color the little birdie stamp.  I used the birdie stamp and Versamark ink to create a watermark on the background cardstock.  I outlined the clouds using Stickles. The circles were created using die cuts from Archiver's. The bird on the cloud and the sentiment are popped up using pop dots.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
My Time to Craft: Use a Die Cut
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fight Like a Girl

It's so funny, that phrase used to mean that you were weak.  Girls can't hit. Girls can't punch. Girls have no power. Girls can't fight.  Well....bull!  Women are strong and we fight every day.  I love the chorus to Bomshel's Fight Like a Girl:

"Hold your head high, don't ever let 'em define the light in your eyes. Love yourself, give them Hell. You can take on this world. You just stand and be strong and then fight like a girl."

I think that pretty much says it all, doesn't it.

This phrase in particular has come to be kind of a motto for the fight against breast cancer.  This is one of my special causes.  No, I don't really know anyone that's gone through it.  I was born in October, which you may or may not know is Breast Cancer Month.  I kind of just adopted that as one of my causes.  I donate to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Foundation every year.  I participate in all kinds of fundraisers.  When I made jewelry, I used to make special Breast Cancer bracelets and donated the proceeds.  It's pretty much been my go-to cause.  (For more information on Susan G. Koman Fight for the Cure go here.)

Here is today's card:

 I decided to use one of the tickets that Femke so generously provided as a freebie through the Tiddly Inks Paper Craft Planet Group and the card kind of just built itself from there.  I used one of The Greeting Farm's stamps, Rockabilly, and colored her with Copics. Her outfit and shoes were paper pieced, my very first try at that technique.  Here's a close-up:

The Breast Cancer Awareness charms on the corners are left over from my jewelry-making days.

I used a number of challenges to help me design this card.  First, and foremost, is the Anyone for Anya sketch for this week:

I also used Pollycraft's Embellishment Bingo Challenge for the week:

I chose the top line, Lace, Charm and Pearls.

Another instrumental challenge in the building of this card was the Desert Island Crafts itinerary for the week.
1. Pattern Paper   2. Pearls   3. Glitter/Bling   4. Ribbon/Lace   5. Image   6. Punch/Die Cuts   7. Embossing   8. Square Card   9. Flower   10. Button
I used #s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9

Sorry for the long post!  I hope you liked my creation today.  Blessed be, and fight like a girl!

Crafty Cardmakers: Embossing
Desert Island Crafts: Cabio's Itinerary
Southern Girls: Frills & Polish
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Anyone for Anya?: Sketch
Craft Your Passion: Let it All Hang Out
Digital Tuesday: Texture

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Everything!

Well, it's challenge time over at Happileigh Scrappin'.  Yay!!!  =D  This week Leigh came up with a great challenge: Special Folds.  That means we want to see anything except the traditional one-fold card.  Otherwise, it's wide open.  It could be a gate-fold, a tri-fold, an easel card....or not a card at all.  What about a matchbox or a carton?  The possibilities are endless!

I decided to try a new fold called a Spring Card.  I found the tutorial over at Split Coast Stampers.

I love this card because it folds flat, but when you pull it out of the envelope it pops up.  How fun, right? I used Leigh's Happy Everything Vase, which can be found here in the floral section of her store.  I also used some flowers from her Tea Party set.  The flowers were all colored using Spica Markers, Glaze and Souffle pens.  Paper is from Prima's Sasha Collection.  Papers and card folds edged with pink chalk ink.  The flowers on the bottom corners were made using a Cuttlebug Quilled Rose/Carnation Kit.  I was really excited how they turned's a close up.

It took a couple of tries for me to figure out how the kit works, but I'm happy with the results. =D I added a yellow gem to the center of the flower, and some stickles to all leaves.

Well, that's it for my creation!  Head on over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Happi Sisters came up won't be sorry!  Remember, you do not need to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image to enter the challenge, but if you do your entry will be counted twice!  If you don't have any Happileigh Scrappin' images you can find some freebies here, or you can head to the store here.  Leigh's still having a spring three, get one free.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'm also entering this into the Fab 'n' Funky Make Your Own Blooms challenge.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Asian Inspiration

A couple of months ago I bought a fan die for my Big Shot.  Ever since then, I've been wanting to do an Asian inspired card.  Then, I found this fabulous image over at Tiddly Inks named Chi, which I thought was absolutely perfect for that style.  Lastly, I got some Asian style outline stickers at last weekend's Rubber Stamp and Scrapbooking Expo....and I was set!

The inside:

The image on the front of the card is the Chi image, colored with Copics.  This is the first time I've really tried highlighting with black hair, and I'm really happy with out it turned out!  (I used C0, C2 and 100.)  I know a lot of people don't like to use greys for the highlights...but I like the result.  =D  The coins and fan outlines are the stickers, and the inside of the fans were colored with Souffle pens.  The Chinese characters on the inside of the card are from Designed 2 Delight and mean happiness.  I wrote "happiness" underneath so anyone who picks up the card will immediately know what it means.  I used origami paper for the fan. (Thanks for the idea, Stef!!)

I am just stoked at how this turned out....but I still have a ton of embellishments that I planned on using but just didn't fit with this card.  So, don't be surprised if you see a few more of this style over the next couple of months!

No challenges for this one.  I just had this card stuck in my head and had to get it out on paper.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Rock and Roll!!

Hey folks!  Tiddly Inks is having a new challenge based on an inspiration photo.  Here's the photo:

Pretty, huh?  I like those colors....very rainbow-y. LOL  

The card I made for this challenge I also used a sketch by Stamp 'n' Doodle:

How fun, right?  I love that the embellishments look like little suns.  =D

Here is my project:

and the inside:

The image for my card is Tiddly Ink's Rocknrolla.  Isn't she adorable?  I love roller skates (and watching the roller derby).  I can totally see her racing around the rink, knocking down the opposing team....and what goes with roller derby more than Rock and Roll music?  Nothing!  =D  It's hard to see, but "Rock and Roll" is written on the guitar.  I had a lot of fun with this card once I got going.  I would have used more colors from the inspiration photo, but apparently the printer I used when printing my challenge list was running out of some colors.  On my printout the bottom of the shower curtain looked like brick red instead of purple.  Oops!

Anyway, I hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by. We'll see you soon!

Tiddly Inks: Inspiration Photo
Stamp 'n' Doodle: Sketch
Digital Tuesday: Seeing Stars
Pollycraft: Music

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Girls Day Out

Last Saturday my mom and I went to the Rubber Stamping & Scrapbooking Expo at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.  Oh, the fun we had!  So many great deals!  Plus, we got to see a lot of stuff that we don't usually see since most of the Expo people are from other states.  Over the next few weeks I'm sure you're going to be seeing some of the stuff I got.

One of my most interesting finds is the Iris Folding Stamp from Stamp N Plus Scrap N.  The Iris Folding Stamp is a particular type of stamp, not name of the stamp I bought.  (Actually, they don't really have names.  I looked at the store and the stamp I bought is F-IR059.)  All of the stamps have numerous lines running through them.  You stamp it onto a piece of paper, and cut the stamp out using a craft knife.  Then, using removable tape, you tape the paper you cut out over the hole in your card, using it as a type of guide/mask for the next step.  You tape numerous tiny pieces of folded paper following the lines on the mask.  When you have completely covered the hole, you remove the mask from the front and voila!  You have an awesome image created out of many little pieces of paper.

Yes, I know....I'm HORRIBLE at describing this.  It's kind of hard to describe...but if you saw the process I promise it would make sense! LOL  Here's my card:

See all the lines from the folded pieces of paper?  Because I used a shiny paper for the dress, it was REALLY hard to take a picture.  The actual colors of the card...background is a pale purple.  The Stickles outline is bright red. The frame is a denim blue, and the red dress is a bright, shiny red (like metallic wrapping paper).  I wish I had been able to get a better picture, because it really makes the card look great.  

I just couldn't wait to use this stamp!  It was a lot of fun.  Next time, I'm definitely using different colors.  I will also probably try it without a shiny paper....and we'll see if the pictures turn out better.  =D

We'll see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pearls and Lace

Well, I just don't believe it.  It's only Tuesday night....and I have made the Anita card for this week's challenge!!  I'm WAY ahead of the deadline this time!  (I hope it makes up for missing last week's AWESOME sketch that I totally hope to use some day, but I just didn't have time last week. *sniff*)  I know it's pretty simple...but I wanted it to be.  I didn't want to add anything to distract from the image or the background, you know?  I see all these lovely creations with a million embellies but nothing is overshadowed....and I just can't do that yet.  Still trying to get comfortable with them. LOL

I'm also using this for a Polka Doodles challenge that I thought was kind of interesting.  It's a menu choice, where you can pick only one option from each category.  The menu is:
Color: Pink or Turquoise
Image: Fairy or Butterfly
Embellishment 1: Ribbon or Lace
Embellishment 2: Pearls or Gems

I picked Turquoise, Fairy, Lace and Pearls.

Anyway, here's my card!

I used one of my favorite Anita fairies, as well as one of her sentiments.  The lace with pearls I got at Michael's.  Mini pearls are from Recollections.  The ticket stamp around the sentiment is from Imaginisce.  I stamped it, then colored over it with a turquoise Spica glitter marker, then outlined it with a black ballpoint pen. Fairy colored with Copics and crystal Stickles. Papers from the Sasha collection and Me and My Big Ideas.

I hope you like it!

Polka Doodles: Menu Choice

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Stitch in Time...

Happi Monday, y'all!  It's time for this week's Happileigh Scrappin' challenge.  This week, I got to pick the challenge.  I decided to go with "Stitching".  Use hand stitches, machine stitches, or faux's all up to you! So, grab a needle (or a pen) and sew up some fun!

I used Leigh's Bee Bounty for my card.  I just love that cute little bee!!  I hand stitched around all of the design papers.  I decided to use a different kind of stitch of each paper.  It was fun figuring out how to make them turn out right. Some day I hope to have a sewing machine so I don't have to do it all by hand, but it was a peaceful way to pass the time. =)

So there you have it!  Head on over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog for details and to check out the submissions from the other Happi Sisters.  Remember, you can use an image from any company, but if you use a Happileigh Scrappin' image your project will be entered twice.  If you don't have any Happileigh Scrappin' images yet you can go here for some freebies or to the store here.  There's still a sale going on (buy three get one free) so now's a good time to stock up on Leigh's gorgeous images!

I am also entering this card in Digital Tuesday's Thinking of You challenge and AiFactory's Nature Walk challenge.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Well, I posted this a couple of days ago....and then Blogger went crazy.  (Not my fault, I swear!!)  Now, my post has disappeared.  I don't really remember everything I said...a lot about not being really sure what Steampunk is but I've been hearing about it a lot and really wanted to give it a shot.  Anyway, here's the card I posted.

Basically, I used lots of Tim Holtz.  Distress inks, embellishments, embossing folders.  If you're really interested, let me know and I will give you a list of the components.  Main thing is the image is from Tiddly Inks.  Love it!

Sorry this is so breif...I'm actually at work right now and trying just to get this up as soon as possible.  =(  I promise my first post was cool and kind of funny....but now you'll never know. LOL

Tiddly Inks: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: Steampunk or Machine

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Love Puzzles!

Tiddly Inks is have a new kind of challenge....a puzzle challenge!  I do love puzzles!  =)  It's a two part challenge.... 

First!  You make any kind of project with any Tiddly Inks image and post it HERE before 9pm CST.  (If you're reading this right after I post you still have an hour and a half so hurry up!)  

Second! After 9pm, you go back and do a blog hop of all the entries.  I've seen the kinds of projects Tiddly Inkers post and they are awesome so I know this is going to be a blast!

Third!  Also after 9pm you do a blog hop of the Tiddly Inks Design Team.  Hidden in the DT's blogs will be the pieces to two jigsaw puzzles.  Each puzzle is a Tiddly Inks image.  After you have seen both whole images, you go to the TI store, find the names of the images, and email them to Christy (her contact info is on the Tiddly Inks blog).

Oh, this is just so exciting!!  =)  Here's my card:

And here's the inside:

I didn't want to have a lot of embellishments on the card because the dp is so involved...I didn't want anything getting lost.  =)  I used one of my favorite Tiddly Inks images, Tainted.  She was colored with Copics.  DPs are from DCWV's Rockstar stack.

I hope you liked my entry!  Now go enjoy the rest of the hop!!  =)

I am also entering this card into Digi's With Attitude! Challenges #25: Make Us Laugh.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Good Morning!

Happi Monday, y'all!!  You know what that means....time for another Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge.  Woot!  This week was Barb's turn to host. Unfortunately Barb had to leave the DT last week, but we decided to keep her challenge in honor of her time with us. The challenge is: Emerald Birthday.  If you were not aware, the Emerald is May's birthstone.  So, what we'd like to see is either a card with emerald being the main color or a birthday card.  If you make a birthday card with the main color being get entered into the challenge twice!  How cool is that?

Here's the card I made for the challenge:

I used Leigh's image Sunbonnet Bonnie, which can be found at the store here.  Green is one of my very favorite colors, so I had a lot of fun with this challenge.  Orange is NOT one of my favorite colors.  In fact, I very rarely use it.  However, I had these fun little orange flowers I really wanted to use....and I'm pretty happy with the result.  I decided I like how the colors went together.  =D  Now most of you know me pretty well so you know the image was colored with Copics, and the bow was covered with Stickles.  I just have SUCH a hard time finishing without my Stickles. LOL

Ok, you've seen my project.  Now head on over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog to check out the gorgeous cards by the other Happi Sisters.  Remember, you can use any image to enter the challenge, but if you use a Happileigh Scrappin' image your project gets entered twice.  If you don't have any Happileigh Scrappin' images yet, you can find some freebies here,  or you can visit the store here.  Leigh still has a couple of specials going on (free Mother's Day sentiment with purchase and buy three get one free) so you'll want to hurry.

Thanks for stopping by, as always!  I love to hear from you.  =D  I'll see you all soon!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

So Much to Do...

Hey y'all!!  Well, it's 20 hours before the Anita challenge closes for the week....and I'm done with my entry!  I know, it's shocking.  If I keep going like this, I might finish my entries even a few DAYS before the challenge ends.  LOL

Ok, so this week was a color challenge.  The colors were: Teal Blue, Smoky Plum, Purple, Sage Green.

Pretty, huh?  I had fun with this challenge.  I think my colors are a little bit more vivid than planned, but hopefully that's ok.  Here's my entry:

I just love this Anita stamp, Tallulah.  I think she was one of the very first I bought, and I've been very happy with her.  She's just so sassy! I had to give her a sassy little sentiment.  I've been hearing a lot about Kentucky Derby parties going on this weekend...and that always brings to mind big hats, snooty attitudes and mint juleps.  (Kind of like the polo scene in Pretty Woman, you know?)  Anyway, I think Tallulah would fit right into that scene....then knock it on its ear.  LOL!  

 I was kind of trying to bring out the image of a sunny day (since most of these big hat parties take place outside).  I imagine Tallulah and the purple background as the center of the sun (because the world DOES revolve around her, you know).  I used a Sizzix sun ray embossing folder, then used jewels on the rays of the sun to give them a little fire.

I hope you enjoyed my card!  Thanks for stopping by!

Anita Be Stampin': Color Challenge
Digi's With Attitude! Challenges #25: Make Us Laugh
The Paper Shelter: Bling It On

One More Card for Mom

Well, it's the last Mother's Day least for this year.  =D  The challenge over at Simply Betty is to create something for mom.  Now, it doesn't have to be a card, but that's what I do....for now, anyway.  Technically, this card does not have to be for Mother's Day.  It could be for a birthday, or congratulations, or just a "hey, how ya doin'?" card.  Anything for that stylish, special woman. 

Thanks for stopping by!

A Freaker's Free-for-All

That's just fun to say.  "Freaker's Free-for-All"  Try it! Anyway, that's the theme of this week's Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge. I originally had a card all planned out...I had the images bought, the paper and layout in my mind...  Then everything changed.  

A few weeks ago we had a bonfire at a friend's house.  One of the things we decided to burn was a giant cardboard tube/can.  The can was making some cool designs in the flames, so my friend Kellee and I decided to take some pictures with our phones.  Some of the pictures turned out awesome...sparks flying, flames leaping.  On Friday, Kellee showed me one of the pictures from her phone...and it freaked me out.  I decided this picture MUST be the focus of my project.

I call this "Always Watching". Do you see the face?  To me it looks like a child....and there are some very specific reasons that ghost children  kind of freak me out right now, but I'm not going to get into that.  It's just enough to's creepy for me.  Here's the original picture.

I hope this gave a few chills (but not too many!) and I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Happy Mother's Day!

I just want to take this time to wish everyone a happy Mother's Day!  

I'm really close to my mom...she's one of my best friends.  Whenever I need her, she is there.  She is beautiful, talented, smart, funny...and she totally gets my sense of humor.  (She might be the ONLY one. LOL)  Since this is really the first Mother's Day card I've made her (except maybe when I was a kid)  I wanted to make sure it was really special.  When Tiddly Inks released this digi stamp, Sisters, I immediately thought of my mom...especially since the two of us look very much alike.  I knew right away that this was the stamp I wanted to use for her card.

This is my first easel card, so I knew it was something she had never seen from me.  She liked the card very much, so that makes me happy.  I like to remind her how special she is whenever I can.  I love you, mom!

Stamp Something: Digi Day
Polka Doodles: Easel Card
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday: Open Challenge
Digital Tuesday: Ribbon and Lace

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day #2

See!  I told you I'd be back soon!  =D

This is the card I created for my Grandmother for Mother's Day.  My family is very close, and I lived with my grandparents for a while growing up, so I wanted to make sure she received something extra special.  Sunflowers are her favorite, so when I saw this sunflower digi by Happileigh Scrappin' I just knew it would be perfect.

I printed three of the sunflowers and colored them and the sign using colored pencils and Gamsol.  (I'm getting more and more comfortable with that stuff.  I love the soft look it gives!)  Papers are from Ciao Bella and my scrap stash.  Even though the dps are lightly designed (sort of hard to tell in the picture; they have kind of a watermark design) I thought they were too I took my light green Souffle Pen and drew some dots, lines and squiggles.  I'm kind of diggin' the way it turned out (luckily because I SO did not want to have to cut those sunflowers out again).  Added Stickles (are you surprised??) to a few petals and the middle of the sunflowers, added some other flowers and a few sunflower seed stickers, and voila!

Oh!  I forgot to mention, the sketch I used is from The Pink Elephant.  See:

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!  It's nice to know I'm not talking to myself out there in cyberland, and your comments are ALWAYS appreciated!! (Even if you have criticism...let me have it!  That's how you grow...)    =D

Good night...blessings for you and yours!

Stamp-n-Doodle: Mother's Day
The Pink Elephant TPE99: Sketch
KB Cute Monday: Use Dots

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day #1

I decided to get moving on my Mother's Day Cards....especially since I had to mail them today!  So late last night I finished this card for Wy's grandma.

The two images are from Happileigh Scrappin' and were colored with Copics.  The cloud background I can't really remember where it's from (Jilly Bean?) and the clouds were outlined with a  light blue Spica glitter marker.  The ribbon I received with an order from Anita Be Stampin'.  (Thanks, Anita!)  Butterflies have Stickles applied to the wings. (You know I just can't finish a card without adding Stickles SOMEWHERE! LOL)

I finished this card last night but was too tired to upload it, so there you go!  =D   I think Grandma will like it....I hope so!  I usually do cardinals (her favorite bird) for her but wanted something different this time.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and stay tuned! I'll have another post in just a few minutes with yet another Mother's Day card.  =D


Monday, May 2, 2011


It's Monday evening, and you know what that means....another Anita challenge that I'm running behind on!  LOL  I always seem to barely get these cards done in time, even though they are one of my favorite challenges.  How does that happen??

Anyway!  This week was a sketch challenge, and let me tell's AWESOME!  In fact, I think it might be my favorite Anita sketch yet.  Here it is:

Isn't that pretty??  I really like it!  So, here's my card:

The stamp is (of course) from Anita...the fairies, my favorite release!  =D  The background paper is a pale purple, and a pale aqua (the lighting on my camera kind of screwed up the colors a bit).  She was colored with Copics (her lips ARE colored, I promise!  Her make-up is the same color as the aqua in her outfit.) and Stickles were added to the wings.  Large purple flower is from Archivers, butterflies are from Recollections.

Thanks for taking a look!  

Anita Be Stampin': Sketch
Stamp Something: With Wings
Polka Doodles: Color challenge: Aqua, Blue, Purple
The Emerald Faerie Garden: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Getting Ready...

Happi Monday, everyone!  It's time for another challenge over at  Happileigh Scrappin'!  This week was Happi Sister Chris's turn, and the theme is Honor Your Mom.  Since Mother's Day is coming up fast, it's a great time to create a card for that special lady.  Here's the card I made:

Now, since my mother is an avid follower of my blog (hi mom!) I can't actually give this to her, even though she is the inspiration for the card.  She really is the best mom, and roses are her favorite flower as well as being part of her name, but I want to make sure that any card I give her will actually be a surprise.  So I will probably send this to my MIL, who also has "rose" in her name.

I created my card using Leigh's Tea Cup Stack, which can be found at her store here. The image was colored using Copic markers, then Stickles were added at the edge of the doilies. The patterned background is from DCWV's Once Upon a Time mat stack.  The sentiment, which is a touch hard to read due to the flash, says "World's Best Mom" and is from Punch Studio.

 Hop on over to the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog for all of the details and to see the inspiration from the rest of the Happi Sisters...and we have a new Happi Sister that you DEFINITELY want to meet!

Remember, you do not have to use a Happileigh Scrappin' image to enter the challenge, but if you do your card will be entered twice!  If you do not have any Happileigh Scrappin' images yet, you can find some freebies here, or you can go to the store here.  Leigh still has her spring sale going on (buy 3 and get 1 free) and there's currently a Mother's Day special (receive a free Mother's Day sentiment with every purchase).

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Challenges I am entering with this card:
The Paper Shelter: Ode to Moms
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: Mother's Day
Catch the Bug Challenge: May Flowers and Pastel Colors  I hope the colors are pastel-y enough...if not, feel free to take me out of the running.  =)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dum Dum de Dum, Dum Dum de Dum...

Ok, so if you couldn't tell, that was the wedding song.  LOL  Guess what THIS post is about?  That's right....a WEDDING CARD!  Yay!  =D

The image is from Guylou's Inimitability, colored using Copics, Spica markers, and (of course) Stickles.  The frame is from Melody Ross and was colored using pewter Crackle Paint.  The sentiment (which is a bit hard to read since the silver caught my camera flash) says "The Wedding" and is from K & Co., outlined with silver Stickles.  Flowers I am assuming are from Sakura since they make Souffle pens and these silver outline stickers came in a pack with a couple of pens.  I used the souffle pens to color in between the silver outline. Daisy border punch is from Recollections.

This card was created for the following challenges:

CDAC's Other Theme Challenge: Hosted by Guylou's Inimitability 
Just Some Lines: Wedding
Crafty Catz: Congratulations
Cardmadfairy: Weddings

Thanks for taking a look!