Friday, December 27, 2013

Style Remains

This is week two of the latest release from "A Day for Daisies"

I have used the lovely: "Fashion in a Cloud"!
She was great fun to use, and I can imagine her in a glamourous 1930's movie.

You are going to love what my fellow design team members have done this week, too!!!


Please come on over to the "A Day for Daisies" Blog for information about the new challenge (and prize)!!  It will be fun to play along!!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, today!!

Card details:
Image: Fashion in a cloud by A Day for Daisies; 
Sentiment: Rubbernecker;
Paper: DCWV and Cosmo Cricket; Cardstock from Bazzil;
Accessories: foam tape, corner rounder, Stickles, Copic Markers;

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!

...only a hippopotamus will do!

For Christmas I like "Hippo Presents" from Hambo!  (much more manageable than a real live hippopotamus!)

This one also uses "Fireplace Stockings":
I hope you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Joy Nymph

Today at A Day for Daisies there is a  BEAUTIFUL new release!

This is my card using the beautiful "Wild Star Nymph" image.
She is colored with Copic markers.  Inspired by my fellow design team member, Danielle, I used my Prismacolor pencils to create a light background.

The images in this release are beautiful and so are the project made by my fellow design team members:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, today!
Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Card Details: Image: Wild Star Nymph from "A Day for Daisies"; Coloring Mediums: Prismacolor Pencils and Copic Markers, thin Sharpie for doodles; Paper: White, black and green cardstock; Pink flag from Pebbles Inc.; Accessories: gold cord, glitter letter stickers, Stickles, and foam tape; 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Swooshing you a Merry Christmas!

At the Hambo Hoedown it is time for another challenge: Kraft + another color!

Here is my card using Skiing Mouse:
For this card I used the layout from MojoMonday #324:

Card Details: Image:  Skiing Mouse from Hambo Stamps; Coloring Mediums: Copic Markers; White Prismacolor pencil;  Paper: Kraft, red and white cardstock; Jenny Bowlin dp;  Accessories: Brads, Bookplate die, foam tape, baker's twine, Liquid Applique;

So come and play along with us at the Hambo Hoedown!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

O Christmas Tree...

I have another beautiful Christmas project featuring an "A Day For Daisies" image.
The image is "Vintage Tree Party".  This image reminds me of all the old Christmas movies I love to watch year after year.
There is a new challenge over on the "A Day For Daisies" blog!  It is to use gingham on your project.
I am looking forward to seeing what you create!

There are more beautiful cards on my fellow design team members' blogs:

I hope you can join us for this fun challenge!!
Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Merry Christmas

I really like the chalkboard style!

I found it was fun and simple to do myself!
The Merry Christmas Stamp (MC Ivy Block 657-06) was inked with Versamark and stamped on black cardstock.  I used white embossing powder to heat emboss the image.

After it had cooled, I used a Spellbinders die, I die cut and embossed the label.

 Then I put a little white pigment ink on a paper towel and misted the towel with water (so it would blend and not be too thick) and rubbed some areas of the label with the towel.  Just enough for it too look like chalk dust!

Other card details:

  • Stamps: MC Ivy Block 657-06; Silent Night 654; Floral Damask 679; Holly Panel 487; (Can you tell I love background stamps!?!)
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap; Versamark; Copic markers for coloring the holly; Adirondack Pigment Ink: Snow Cap;
  • Cardstock: Kraft, black, white, light red;
  • Accessories: white embossing powder; foam tape; Spellbinders die; Twinery bakers twine;

The main image on this card is going to be tags for my daughter's teacher's gifts this year!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

BTW, have you checked out Papercraft 4 Less, yet??  It is the new papercrafting supply site from Rubbernecker!!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Prancing Reindeer

It is time for a new release at A Day For Daisies!!!
Tammy has made some BEAUTIFUL Christmas images.  Be sure to check them all out!

I have used Christmas Bulbs:
 This elegant creature was a joy to color!

The Colors were from the Colour Q Challenge:

Be sure to take a look at what the other A Day for Daisies DT members have created!

Thank you for coming by to take a look!!

Card Details:Image:  Christmas Bulbs from A Day for Daisies (sentiment retired SU!);
Paper: Bazzill cardstocks;
Coloring Medium: Copics;
Accessories: Spellbinder dies; twine & yarn; foam tape; Stickles;

Thursday, December 05, 2013

It's Okay, I am a Doctor

Well, I am not a doctor... but my sister-in-law is in medical school and has requested "doctor" themed cards for Christmas.
Enter, "Wee Henry Doctor"!
He is cute, and ready to get down to business!

Since my sister-in-law also requested that the cards be humorous, the Bacon Bits are helping me come up some more funny captions/sentiments.

Card Details: 
Papers: Bazzill cardstock (colored); Me and My Big Ideas patterned paper; and Georgia Pacific white cardstock; 
Accessories: brads; foam tape;

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  If you have a funny sentiment for a doctor to doctor card, please let me know! ;)

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Snowball Defense Unit

The NEW challenge at the Hambo Hoedown is to make BOOKMARKS!!

Mine uses the Bookmark Disclaimer and Snowball Fight images from Hambo Stamps.

The two end and the bookmark center are connected with ribbon... daring anyone to lose the page!

Come join us for fun and prize opportunities: Hambo Hoedown #139.

Card Details: Images: Bookmark Disclaimer and Snowball Fight images from Hambo Stamps; Paper: Snowflake patterned cardstock (Michaels) and white cardstock; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Accessories: mini pom poms; foam tape; Spellbinders dies; ribbon;

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cats Rule!

It is time for a new challenge at the A Day For Daisies Blog!!
For Challenge #84 we are to use PINK POLKADOTS!

Here is my card:
My card uses "Cats Share a Chair" from A Day For Daisies.

Now check out what my fellow design team members have done:

I hope you can join us for this FUN challenge!!

Card Details: Image: Cats Share a Chair from A Day For Daisies; Paper: Pink cardstock from Bazzill, white cardstock; patterned paper from Pebbles, Inc.; Ink: Tuxedo Black from Memento; Accessories: foam tape; sequins; square punch (to make tails);

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Reading is my SUPERPOWER!

Today begins Week II of the interactive card challenge at the Hambo Hoedown!
I have another interactive card for you:
 Wee Henrietta Bookworm from Hambo Stamps.

My favorite place to read as a little girl was my moms La-Z-Boy rocker.  So this is a rocking card!  The bottom is diecut to rock back and forth.

You might say this card, rocks!

This is a simple interactive card that comes in a variety of rounded bottom shapes.  I hope this inspires you to play along with us at the Hambo Hoedown!

Card Details: Image:Wee Henrietta Bookworm (sentiment is computer generated); Paper: Jenni Bowlin Red Bookprint and SU!'s Very Vanilla; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Accessories: ribbon, foam tape and Spellbinder's Oval die;

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Clean and Simple Collage

"Clean & Simple" and "Collage" are not often used together, but I thought I would give it a shot.
Card Details:

  • Stamps: Paris 1908 (527) and Postal Set (728) both from Rubbernecker Stamps;
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink: Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed , Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot;
  • Paper: White and dk. orange cardstock;
  • Accessories: jewel, sequins, foam tape; crocheted trim;
Thanks for stopping by today.
There are many stamps that are discounted right now at Rubbernecker Stamps!  Check it out!

Monday, November 25, 2013

God Bless Us ALL!

One of the best parts of Christmas for me are Christmas stories.  Books, audio book, and movies... I love all of them.  And one of the best is Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Whether it is read in print, the audio book (I love the version read by Jim Dale) or a video (I am partial to the Muppet version or the Patrick Stewart version).  It is good a good story to hear again and again.  Reminding us that a decision to change can not only change ourselves, but those lives around us.

Here is my Dickens card:
Featuring Tiny Tim from Hambo Stamps.

Inspiration for the layout comes from Freshly Made Sketches #113:
I hope you ..."will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

Card Details:  Image:  Tiny Tim from Hambo Stamps;Papers: DP from Bo Bunny ; White, kraft, black cardstock;  Ink:Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy ; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Accessories: Tim Holtz Festive Greenery and bracket edge Dies; foam tape; buttons;

Friday, November 22, 2013

First Love...

Isn't it wonderful to have someone who will listen to our every word and give us all the attention we need?

Sometimes that someone is covered in fur... like a kitten.
This pair is a digital image from "A Day for Daisies" new release and is called "Little Kitty Kiss".

I kept this card pretty simple because I was enjoying the image.  I colored the image with Copic markers, but the sky and grass are stamping ink sponged on.  For the grass I used a mask of the girl's back and feet.  For the sky I used a template created by Bev Rochester.

You will want to see more kittens and beautiful creations by my design teammates:

Also, there is still time to play along on the A Day for Daisies Blog and win a prize for the ADFD Store!!!!   Just add a touch of gold to an A Day For Daisies project!!  Play along with us!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, today!!!

Card Details:Image: Little Kitty Kiss from A Day For Daisies; (sentiment is computer generated); Paper: White and purple cardstock; Coloring Mediums: Copic Markers; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters and Tumbled Glass; Accessories: heart punch; foam tape;  cloud template; ink blending tool; 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

There's no place like GNOME!

You can just hear Bing singing it, can't you!?!

 Thanks to Hambo's "Wee Henry Gnome" image, the Technique Lovers Challenge at SplitCoast, and Jen's Deconstructed Sketch, I have a punny Christmas card!

The Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC#456) was to build a wreath with punches or dies (not a wreath die, though).

And the Deconstructed Sketch (DS128) is at the left.

And Wee Henry Gnome was sitting on my desk saying "Pick ME!"  (not audibly, mind you)

Thanks for stopping by, today.  I hope you have a pun Christmas!

Card Details:Image:  Wee Henry Gnome from Hambo Stamps; Papers: DP from Memory Box ; White cardstock; various scraps of green cardstock; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint (for inking holly leaves); Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Accessories: Tim Holtz Festive Greenery and snowflake edge Dies; foam tape; ribbon;