Friday, December 26, 2014

Sharon, Bloom Collection from Prima

I saw this cling stamp from Prima, Bloom Collection called Sharon, and I just HAD to have her. I think she is so pretty and I love all the butterflies. I'm sure she will make her way to a journal page at some point, but I had to share her here as I had so much fun playing with shading on her face and then using the acetate blending technique for some of the butterflies with my Copic markers.
Copics for Face
Copics for Hair and Pink Butterfly
Copics for Butterflies

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Snowman Love

The Outlawz, Twisted Thursday Challenge, Anything Goes.

For all of you who have ever loved a snowman:

I followed the directions for an adapted trifold shutter card from Sandy Allnock. This one gives a bit more room for writing a note on the back. Here is a link to her clear tutorial.
Image: Catch Me from Stitchy Bear
Copic Colors Used
Shared with:
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge
My Creative Moments Challenge

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Bird on Post from Anne's Digital Art

This simple image of a bird who missed his ride south comes from Anne's Digital Art. Twisted Thursday at the Outlawz optional twist was "The first day of winter" which is December 21st. I remember that when winter hit early, we would sometimes find these poor birds half frozen in the snow and we used to bring them indoors and put them in potato bags (remember the old paper ones with the cage like squares on the front?) with some bird food until it warmed in a day or two. I'm sure they scurried out of town pronto after that!
The background paper is watercolor paper with inks. I die cut the image and used embossed snow. Then, a bit of lace and some snowflakes to complete the card.
Copic Colors Used

Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your comments.

Also shared with:
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge
The Diva's That Cut Paper
My Creative Moments
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fun in the Snow Center Step Card

At The Outlawz, Twisted Thursday's twist is "Fun in the Snow". I used this cute little image from Anne's Digital Art, and made a center step card. I added some chunky white embossing for snow, some glittery paper, paper flowers coated with glossy accents and center buttons, a couple of snowflakes and stars for embellishment.
Fun in the Snow

Side View
Copic Colors
Are you like me with way too many cards and nothing to do with them?  I search the Internet for  different groups that send these cards to  our servicemen and women serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan so that they can use them to write home to their families. I selected "From Our Hearts", and sent off my first package this week.

If you are overflowing with cards you have made, please check out this, or any other group, and make some good use of your beautiful creations. Be sure to read all the information so that you donate just what they are needing. Think of how happy you can make someone with this simple gift. I am so grateful for the men and women who leave their homes behind so that I can be safe in mine.

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge
The Diva's That Cut
Party Time Tuesdays
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge
My Creative Moments

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Stockings Are Hung

This week, over at Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz, the "anything goes" twist is Christmas Magic! this fun stamp, Stockings are Hung, is from Anne's Digital Art. I did a bit of fussy cutting around her head and popped up the whole layer. Come join us in the fun!

Copic Colors Used
Party Time Tuesday
Creative Fingers Challenge

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tangled Wednesday by Simply Betty Stamps

I am really fascinated by all the different types of folded cards that are out there for me to learn about. I found this one, a folded screen card, through Split Coast Stampers. Click here for a great tutorial!
It wasn't hard, it just took a lot of time since it was like doing 5 cards! This stamp is called Tangled Wednesday and is a gift from Simply Betty Stamps. You have to join in on the fun at the Freebie Progressive Challenge over at The Outlaws to get her.
Standing Partly Open
Inside Opened Up
Copic Colors Used
The top was cut with a Martha Stewart edger and I used a Sizzix Label set die to make the bottom so it would be a stand up screen. I also used Elizabeth Craft Designs Sprig with Berries die, Simon Says Stamp die of Deco Tree, Sentiment and candles from Marianne Designs. I added a few red and green sparkle dots, red buttons, and a few sparkly flowers to complete this card.

Sugar Pea Designs
Party Time Tuesdays
The Diva's that Cut

Monday, December 1, 2014

Finishing Touch by House Mouse

This is my last post as a guest designer on House Mouse& Friends. I had so much fun and I appreciate the opportunity to be part of a fabulous design team for even a short time.

This adorable stamp is called “Finishing Touch” and it reminds me of decorating gingerbread men with my boys when they were little.

Thanks for stopping by and even more thanks if you leave a comment. Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season and at least one gingerbread man!
Copic Colors Used