Tuesday, July 31, 2012

You know, "You're the Best"!

When i saw this Tilda with Carrots..i just loved her, but you know i wasn't quite sure how i wanted to use her on a card..she's great for fall, but i am thinking she could be used like this anytime? 

So with two challenges in mind, one for Totally Tilda, "Summer Fun" and the other for Just Magnolia, "In the Country" they come together to make a wonderful "State Fair" card.

Here is my card:
The sketch i used is from Sketch Saturday#218

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E41, 43
bandana- R14, 20, E0000, 02, W1
shirt- E0000, 81, W3
gloves- YG25, 67
carrots- YR21, 12, 68, CB
shorts- B91, 93, 95
boots- R14, 20, 37, 39
basket- E42, 25, 29, CB

Totally Tilda- Summer Fun
Just Magnolia- In the Country
Sketch Saturday- Sketch #218

Happy Birthday, Edwin style

You know the number one card i read about that people struggle with making?  It's a masculine/boy card...little boy and baby are probably the easiest though.  I would bet that teen would be the next one.  Anyway, was just thinking about it...  I think that Edwin from Magnolia stamps probably gets overlooked next to Tilda..kind of like Ken and Barbie. 

So i am glad that the challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers is "Edwin Only" ...
Here is my card:
I chose to pop up his leg a bit higher than his other leg...by using a thicker foam dot.  I also used some "clock gears" instead of the flower shown in the sketch.
Here is the sketch i used from Sweet Stop #169

 Copics used:
 skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
 hair- E25, 29
 tire- C3, 5, 7
 shorts- E41, 42, 43
 shirt- BG11, 13
 bike- R14, 37, 39, C1, 3
 shoes- W1, 3, 5
 socks- C1, CB

The Sweet Stop- sketch #169
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- Edwin only

Life IS always better with friends!

At Mo's challenge blog the current challenge is "In the Dog House"...i was surprised at how many Mo's images i had with dogs..however, i haven't used this image yet..even though i had him in my "line up" (i had printed him off..lol)  This image so made me want to have a chocolate chip cookie...one of my favorite treats.. oh what am i saying anyone that knows me knows i like any type of desserts.  My son-in-law laughs at me when i say pie is fruit and it's great for breakfast!

Here is my card:
This is the sketch i used from Unscripted Sketches #169

 Copics used:
 skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
 hair- Y11, 21
 shorts- E31, 34
 shirt & shoes- R14, W1, 3, 5
 cookie- E31, 34, 37
 dog- R20, 14, 37, E41, 42, 43, 44
 frog- G20, 24, Y11

Unscripted Sketches- sketch #169
Mo's Challenge- In the dog house

Hope it's not too late...

to say...you fill in the blank,  Hope it's not to late "to wish you a Happy Birthday" or "send you best wishes for a great day", or "to follow your dreams"...

This is my card for {Pin}spirational challenge blog:

This week the challenge at {Pin}spirational is to use this photo as inspiration.

Our sponsor this week is from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and the image i used is a freebie found here.

Gonna stick my neck out...

And wish you a Happy Birthday...  Cute image, huh?

I am going to tell you my mistake, so that maybe, maybe it might help someone else...
Here is the deal..i like to cut out my images...and normally, i don't have too much of a problem cutting out the teeny tiny bits...but today the giraffee's mane got a "haircut" and instead of throwing it all away and starting over..i gave him a baker's twine bow...now see..if i didn't tell you, you might not have known.  And in the end, i wouldn't have thought to give him a bow and i actually like it better!!  So mistakes can be good. :)

Here is my card:

I am designing for Tuesday Morning Sketches and this is sketch challenge #157

  Copics used:
 cheeks- R14, 20
 yellow- Y11, 21, YR20, 23
 brown- E43, 74, 79
 green- YG03, 17

Our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps and the image i used is called, "Gigi Giraffe" and has many nice sentiments to go with it.
Clear Dollar Stamps

Monday, July 30, 2012

You are Toad-ally Amazing, you know that right?

I've had this image printed off for a while..it was before i changed my paper out to X-Press, this paper was GP from Wal-mart.  So what have i noticed now?  Well, GP absorbs more..so i used more ink..i didn't have too much of a problem this time with bleeding, but then, i knew i was cutting out my image.

I've made this card for Tiddly Inks Challenge which is a sketch..
Here is he sketch from Tiddly Inks:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E97, 99
green- YG25, 67
dots- BG11, 13
yellow- Y11, 21

Tiddly Inks- Sketch

Happy Birthday, Cupcake box

I purchased several of these cupcake boxes because they fit perfectly inside of an explosion box.  I had done several of the boxes up by adding the flowers and the folded paper around the bottom.  Wasn't sure how i was going to embellish them until these challenges came up for technique, gift box and cupcake photo inspiration..and again because of these 3 challenges this project came together.

Here is my project and a second picture w/the box opened:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- Y11, 21
outfit- B000, 02, CB
socks- C0

cupcake paper mache boxes found at factory direct crafts here.

Midweek Tilda- Photo inspiration

Tildas Town- Name your technique- (gift box- 3-d, fussy cutting, flag making)
Magnolia Down Under- Gift Box

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A little birdie told me

Well, the inside of this card could say many things..because that birdie could talk now that he is set free from his cage. :)  This card was made for 2 challenges.  I had used this sketch for another card that i can't submit because it is for a design team blog..but this card can be used because it's just for fun!

Saturated Canary has a challenge for Black and White and one extra color..here is my card:
Oh and this image is a Simply Sassy stamp from Funky Kits and is called "Spread your wings" that is made by Krista Smith.

Here is the sketch i used from There She Goes Clear Stamps:

 Copics used:
 skin- YR000, 00 R14, 20
 hair/lace/socks/shoes- C1, 3, 5
 dress/bird- R14, 37, 39

Saturated Canary- Black, white and one other color (red)
There She Goes- Sketch

Friday, July 27, 2012

Merry Christmas..a few months to go

You know when you have a vision of what you want a card to look like and you remember seeing a card that you really liked and that was why you bought the image, but when you go to make the card you can't find it?  Yep, that happened to me this time...so this card is from memory...and when and if i find the original card that inspired me i will compare it and probably make yet another card. lol

Here is my card..and you know it's 5 months away from Christmas..but sure seems like the time flies fast from now until then!
And the sketch i used it from Mojo Monday sketch #251:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E31, 33, 34, 37, 39
coat/hat- R14, 37
boots/mittens- W1, 3, 5, CB
Basket- C1, 3, CB
fur- W1, 3 CB
flowers YR20, R 81, Y13, glitter gold spica

TOMIC- Green, Red and White (stars-flower shapes)
Mojo Monday- sketch #251

You're in my prayers

A cute, cute image...hmm where have you heard that before..oh yeah, here.  This image happens to be from Robyn's Fetish.  I made this card for Card Crafter's Circle challenge.  The challenge this week is "CAS" clean and simple.  Guess what???  I am not a CAS girl.  I have a feeling that i will add to this card...and if i do, i will add it below. (i did add to the card and it's below the sponsor image)

Here is my card:
This is the sketch i used from I (heart) Sketches:

Copics used:
bear- E41, 43, 44
pj's- BG10, 13, 15, 23
bed- E44 ruffle- E4, 43
quilt- R81, 85, 14, 37
nightstand- E97, G20, 21
lightshade- Y11, 21
lamp base- W1, CB

The sponsor for Card Crafter's Cirle this week is Robyn's Fetish:
 Prize: Winners Choice of 5 images

Take two of my card with a bit more embellishments:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, a gift for you!

Just Magnolia is having a Birthday challenge...so i used a sketch from Carly's Sketches and an inspiration photo from one of my favorite bloggers and came up with this card:

the sketch from Carly- Sketches by Carly

 Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E41, 42, 44
dress- R0000, 20, 32, 25..changed midstream and added R85, RV10, 02, 06, CB
Yellow- Y11, 21, YR23
Blue- B00, 02
Shoes- W1, 3, added for contrast from the socks E41, 42, 44, CB
Socks- W1, 3 CB

My own inspiration from Lilybean's Paperie blog (i love her blog!):

Challenge links:
Just Magnolia- Let's make a birthday card
Sketches by Carly- sketch #61

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Enjoy Your Day!

Totally made this card with these challenges in mind....and it's late and past my bedtime..so i will be brief...

Here is my card using Bud from Mo's Digital Pencil:  (and oh it' so hard to add the link for this image because it's like opening Pandora's Box every time i visit Mo's shop...and i get sooo tempted) I've tried to get the newsletter to come to my email...but it doesn't come :(  It might be a good thing though. :)
of course i used one of my "go to" places for my sketch...The Sweet Stop:

So my challenges are:
Mo's Challenge Blog- Hugs and Kisses #144
The Sweet Stop- Sketch and a spin w/numbers (i added the corner w/numbers)

Just sitting here thinking of you!

I've used this fun image from Doodle Pantry..with a twist..it was 3 birds sitting on a branch and i chose just one of the birds..and it happened to be the bird hanging upside down..and i've made him so the is right side up.. I loved the expression on this bird and thought it went well with this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Here is my card:

The sketch this week at Tuesday morning sketches:

Copics used:
chest- RV000, 02, 04
feathers- B24, 26, 28
beak- YR65
branch- E42, 44
faux stitching- zig pen 08

Now a word from our Sponsor this week.... Doodle Pantry


Trying a new technique today.  I saw this card that was painted and then then the top body half was attached on top...and i liked the card and have saved it to try...but for some reason...tissue paper came to mind and i wanted to use it instead of paint...soooo...i printed the image off 3 times, glued white tissue paper on top of one image and orange on top of the second one and then colored the top half of the 3 image.  Cut out the last one and then layer pieces of the white for the dress and orange for the dress.  I added some embellishments...and came up with this:

I made this card for {Pin}spirational challenge blog where i am on their DT.  This week our sponsor is...ta da....
A Day for Daisies  and to know what the prize is you will need to check out the blog. :)

 Image used:
Princess Penny

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00 R14, 20
hair- Y11, 21, YR23
orange- YR65, 04
green- YG03, 17

 The {Pin}spirational Challenge blog inspirational photo:

Sketch from Sketch n Stash- new item is the digital image

Monday, July 23, 2012

My Little Princess

This card was a mixture of several challenges.  The first challenge was Elegance at Midweek Magnolias and it set the tone for the rest of the card.

Here is my card...i added the embellishments based on other challenges...which made this card turn out pretty i think...
The sketch it a new challenge blog for me at Graphicat Sketches Challenges...their sketches are awesome...but my Magnolia might not fit in with their theme?

  Copics used:
  skin YR000, 00, R14, 20
  hair- Y11, 21, YR23
  white/gray- W1, 3, 5, CB

other challenges:
Stamping Scrapping Challenge- Bling- Stickles
Tilda's Town- Anything Goes #10
Lovely hAngler Sweet Magnolia- doilies #48
Magnolia Down Under- paper doilies #156
Midweek Magnolia- Elegance #20
Magnolia Mania- Princess #51
7 Kids College Fund- Winged things- (butterfly punches) #52

Friday, July 20, 2012

It's SO HOT!

When i scheduled this post it was reading 104 degrees in Indianapolis..whew...i think we all need to sit in a kiddie pool to cool off...but wait..i remember that if it's that hot outside the water is like a hot tub instead of feeling refreshing..i guess i will just sit inside and enjoy the air conditioning for now. :)

This week at Card Crafter's Circle we get to use Dearie Doll images...and they are SOOO Cute..i mean really!  This card was a joy to make!  This image is one of the freebies on Dearie Dolls blog...you need to go check these out!  She is our sponsor this week and i will be making another card with an exclusive image made just for this challenge!

Here is my card:
And this is the sketch i used from "the Cat's Meow":

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20, 14
hair- E97, 99, 18, 19
suit, bows- R14, 39- stickles
pool- R20, 22, 24
stars- Y11, 15, YR23
duck- Y11, 15, YR65
swimming gear- YG13, 17
                                                      water- BG10, 13

I've made a second card for Card Crafter's Circle using another fun image from Dearie Dolls:

Card Crafter's Circle sponsor:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sweet Baby Girl

I am combining a few challenges and whenever i do..i come up with a card i like.  I should say when i make a card i have the challenges in mind first..i only go looking for a challenge when i only have one challenge or a dt challenge. 

So because of the challenges listed below i created this card:

**Note i have used two sentiments..one is computer generated and the other is a Magnolia stamp.

 Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- Y11, 21, YR23
panties & slippers- R0000, 20, 22


No sketch challenge this time, however i have the following Bingo challenge from Just Magnolia:
I actually did every square...so what do you call that?  Black out?
Buttons- green in the flower arrangement
Blue- flower on background paper
Wings- butterfly
Lace- paper on right side
Flowers.. :)
Pink- flowers, buds, background paper and panties
Lilac- large flower
Glitter- butterflies
Pearls- on oval and in flowers

Totally Tilda- with Magnolia sentiment
Lovely hAnglar- Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under- Shabby Baby

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I'm your biggest fan!

Oh, it feels good to be back in a bit of routine.  I've missed not making some cards for Mo's challenge blog...i am finally getting organized again..and it's a good thing because i have some really awesome Mo's images in my collection...and i need to be using them.  This image that i am using on this card is one that i fell in love with instantly, but hadn't used yet.  The theme for Mo's challenge blog is "Singing and Dancing" and even though i have several Mo images, i didn't have actual singing and dancing, but this one "could" be learning to sing and dance?  Or it could make you want to sing and dance?

Here is my card:
This is the sketch i used from The Sweet Stop:

  Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00 R14, 20
hair- E25
pacifier & pants- B41, E02
guitar- BG10, 01, 15
gray- C0, 1, 3, 5 CB

Mo's Challenge Blog- Singing and Dancing
The Sweet Stop- sketch


Well, i needed some Hello Kitty paper...and i didn't have any so i searched the web for some free printable paper...and found that etsy shops are selling it...and i thought..surely someone has clip art too...and i found some here.  I then reduced the size and tiled the images to make a 6 x 6 page of paper.  There is a symbol of black knuckles, but i am calling them paw prints. :)  This image isn't a digital image from SC but a Simply Sassy rubber stamp that Krista makes for Funky Kits here.

Here is my card all sparkly:
The sketch i used is from Sweet Sunday:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- Y11, 21, YR23
dress/bow- R14, 37, 20
shoes- W1, 3, 5

Saturated Canary- Bling (glitter gems, glitter doily section, stickles on image)
Sweet Sunday- Sketch