Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy bday no lines

Hey everyone
Today I tried something different for me... NO LINES!! (warning my daughter still has my camera so I can't take the best pics with my iPhone)
I have been playing with my copics for a bit and even tried a copic class and as you all know I love challenges so of course this card has challenges noted at the bottom.  Here is my card...
I used a stamp from Simply B Stamps - its from a Christmas line but works well for a Birthday card as well.
here is a close up..
and the challenges that inspired me:
Simply Challenged - no lines
southern girls - banners
dream valley - ribbon and bling
crafty sentiments - (one image, two papers and three embellishments)
celebrate the occasion - girls birthday 
paper take weekly - i used sketch#65

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Happiness is

Hey everyone... so my baby just left for a week of sun in Cuba with one of her best friends... so sad - I hope she is smart and stays safe
Any how she took my carmera with her - arggghhh now i have to take pictures with my iPhone and they are not coming out clear enough for me- so i need your opion.  The first photo isn't clear but I have cropped and brough in better lighting - the second one is right from the iPhone - which one do you prefer??

this one seems like the wording etc. is clearer??

Challenges that inspired me to create this LO
counterfeit challenge - speach bubbles
simon says - use a arrow
unstampables - doily 
tuesday alchemy - my hearts a flutter
crafting for the season - dies and punches
crafty boots - out of my comfort zone (reverse lettering- i think it turned out ok?)
scrapbook circle - happiness is..
scrap much - sketch

lmcb-playful pockets

Hey everyone... sorry my LO is a bit late... last night i went snowboarding and hurt my bottom... slept in this am but it is still sore - I am too old to be trying out new sports like that :(
Any hooo... Lasting memories has a great LO Challenge for you today - Pockets!!
and I am sponsoring the challenge - the winner will receive the below goodies!!

here is my inspiration for you 
My cricut also lost power over the weekend - yep i was in a panic!!!
I had to fussy cut the bird out my hand after tracing it.  wow - what did i ever do before I had my cricut!  then added star dust stickles but it didn't show up that well in the photo 
the paper and the pockets are from CTMH 
I used a doily to mask the background ink - the photos are of me and my good friend (her son was the one that convinced me that i should go snow boarding - haha
Other challenges that inspired me:
Scrap it with a song - "head over heels" Tiltle is from the lyrics
all that stickles - star dust
lets capture our memories - 
heart 2 heart - tag your it
child's play - doily

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stamping Bella - Birthday Card

hey everyone... I am in a birthday card group through and I have run out of cards to send.  here is one that i did using the below challenges:
As you can see i am still playing around with my copics... sometimes i notice the blending becoming spotted to the other copic users out there have you noticed this before??

cut with spellbinders, the cute image is from stamping Bella and the sentiment is from CTMH
the pink paper i have had forever!! - i believe it came from Cm as a photo mat

And the challenges that inspired this card:
Stamping Bella - banner
card making momma's - birthday 
shopping our stash weekly - oldest paper 
whoopsi daisy - make it girlie
the paper shelter - celebration
broken box stock - birthday 

masculine birthday - one layer CAS

Hey everyone another card created because of some amazing challenges:
This one is a one layer manly birthday card - i know it looks layered but it isn't..
with embossing and viva inka gold cream paste thing.. (lol) i am not in my room right now to tell you exactly the name but it is by Viva - I have it in silver and gold. 

below I am trying to show you the silver... it looks black in the pictures... but it is silver. 
i totally forgot to take a picture of the inside sentiment - "I just extending the celebration"
and the little pop of red for the flame

shhhh dont' tell anyone but i mixed CTMH and stamping up on this card!!!!  the horror of it all - lol 
any hoo... i am exausted tonight by friends kids thought it would be great to see me snow board... yeah... well tell my backside how great it was.  I don't think i will be sitting down for at least a week!

here are the great challenges that inspired me:

addicted to CAS - it's raining men
less is more - paper piercing
CAS Fridays - Hi Ho silver
CASology - flames

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

you give me wings - card

Good evening everyone..
I have made a quick card for a couple of challenge - I love the inspiration they give me from all the great blogs out there (see below for the challenges)
here is my card..
this was the first time I had tried to mask clouds

the fairy stamp is from Stamping Bella and the sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

and of course some stickles for the wings
the challenges that inspired me:
Less is More - up in the air
CAS-ual fridays - black and white plus one (pink)
tuesday alchemy - hearts all a flutter
Lexi creations - monochromatic

Monday, February 18, 2013

copic bear with flowers

Hey everyone....
I am still working on learning more about my copic at m y local scrapbooking store.  I have been having fun playing around with copics
here is some close ups 
bling and stickles on the flowers and heart
another close up of the copic colouring
silicon to pop up the nose and voila finished
Challenges that inspired me:
forever friends - animals
crafts 4 enternity - teddy bear picnic
penny paper - fav colours (right now its pink and brown)
craft us crazy - favorites (right now loving the copics)
cute card thrusday - eye for detail
the cutie pie  - pretty pastels
pink by design - in the garden
my craft spot - flowers
guylou inimitability - flowers, bling, ribbon
one stitch at a time - make it girlie

Sunday, February 17, 2013

lmcb - number it

Hey everyone...
Lasting memories has another great challenge for us this week!!
the challenge is to use numbers on your LO - easy peezy :)
And... a lucky winner will have a prize from Toni one of our talented design team members. 
Look at this amazing prize!!
Here is a bit of inspiration for you all... 
It was my cousins 30th birthday and I remembered at the last min to get my camera out. 
wow... where have all the years gone.  I remember him being just a sweet little baby.. this year his is getting married!!!!
here are some close ups
I think it turned out very masculine.. which is the look i was going for.  
I still feel that it is missing something and I am open to any suggestions 
Challenge that also inspired me to create this Layout are:
Pink by design - birthday challenge
brown sugar challenge - red, white and gray
3 girl jam challenge - atg with ribbon
party time tuesday - 3 (three pictures... plus 3 in 30)
shoppping our stash - they say its your birthday
delicious doodles - for the guys
totally gorjuss - for the men
scrap much - sketch

PIO - Clips and/or Pins

Hidi ho good bloggy neighbours...

Pile it on has another challenge for you this week.  This time it is to use clips or pins.  We are being sponsored by Pin and Tack and you have a chance to win $10 worth of goodies.  The stuff they carry is so cute you will love it!!  As some of you know I tend to lean towards CAS cards making this one a big challenge for me. Here is my card...
a close up of the pin

the stamp set is an old retired one from CTMH that I bough used from a consultant on FB 

I love these pins and the peal just adds a whimsical feel to it

Challenges that inspired me... and of course it is a PILE it on challenge:

Christmas cards all year - red, white, hearts and flowers
lollipop ladies - candy hearts
art impressions - show me the love
crafty creations challenge - love and hearts
52 christmas card throw down - hearts and love 
holly jolly chirstmas - two dies or punches (my two circles)
my heart pieces - my heart is for you
CRAFT challenge - Christmas in February
inky impressions - ribbon or twine
Card crafter's circle - paint the town red
dilly beans - red and black 
apron strings - love your stash "Bling"
paper take weekly challenge - hearts and flowers
by lori designs - sentiment
winter wonderland - the most wonderful time of the year
jingle belles - sketch

Friday, February 15, 2013

SKD SF - Sketch #7

Hey everyone Sketchy Friday has another great challenge for you to try out!!
here is the sketch:
and my inspiration...
 the little girl digi is from Sonia's new St. Patrick's day set "lucky girl" and St. Patrick sentiment circle
 I paper pieced the image, coloured with copics, added stickles, ribbon and ran the background paper through a crimper which I won at crop for the cure.
 I seriously love Sonia's images... if you haven't checked them out then please go to her site SKdigis and check them out I promise you will love them!!!
Challenges that I would like to enter my card into:
hiding in my craft room - scraps (all the paper)
whimsical design - 3,2,1 (3 papers, 2 circles, 1 ribbon)
tammy scrapin - make your own embellishment
avadares - st. Patrick's
whimsical designs - texture (the ribbon and stickles)
catered crop - polka dots
milk coffee challenge - make it cute

Monday, February 11, 2013

magical -cas

Hey everyone..
I made a CAS card.  I love CAS cards but I am still learning about how to make them more CAS but yet beautiful.  I am also working on my Copics, trying to get the shading right.
Be honest when commenting... it is the only way I will learn more.
 Some close ups
 the image is from Krafin Kimmie and the sentiment CTMH  
and a angle from above with the pop dots
the challenges that inspired me:
incy wincy designs - embossing
critter sketch - red and purple
delicious doodles - no designer papers
CASology - fairy tale (missed the date-boo)