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Princess Cleo

Friday, May 29, 2009

Isn't Princess Cleo perfect with gold embossing powder?! I colored her with Prismacolor pencils and a little bit of Stickles under her eyes. I used the wonderful Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool and Sand Memento ink to give it a more weathered look (LOVE that tool!). What a cute princess and Pez-A-Doodle Designs has more princesses coming!!

Stamps: Princess Cleo
Inks/Coloring: Memento Sand, Prismacolor pencils
Tools: Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool, distressing tool
Embellishments: Stickles, gold ribbon

Studio G Challenge Time!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's time for another Studio G challenge! This time it's a sketch challenge and you can find the details here. It's time to put to use all those cute little Studio G stamps you've been collecting but haven't been using. This is the card I made for the challenge and it was easy and fun. The SG stamps really do stamp well (as you can see!) and are just as easy to work with as more expensive stamps. Marti has some great candy up for the challenge winner so be sure you enter!

***Marti, the owner of Pez-A-Doodle Designs, has some GREAT candy to give away on her blog today! You won't want to miss it - check it out here!!***

Studio G
Ink/Coloring: Colorbox black,
Perfect Pearls
Paper: SU!
Pez-A-Blings, white ribbon


Monday, May 25, 2009

Just a reminder about the Memorial Day sale at Pez-A-Doodle Designs!! You don't want to miss this one - almost everything is 25% off!!

In Style Stamps Guest DT Call

Sunday, May 24, 2009

InStyle Stamps is having a contest to select guest design team members and this is my entry. I used their absolutely stylish stamp named Marti for my birthday card along with some fun retro-looking paper. I just love their stamps, especially their retro stamps! They stamp really well and the artwork is amazing! If you're interested in entering their contest to be a guest design team member for two months, head over to their blog for details.

On this card I colored the image with watercolor paints and an aqua brush. I then painted Glimmerz over part of her dress and added turquoise Stickles to the other part to make her look oh so glamorous! On her martini I added Crystal Lacquer to make it look like a real glass. Finally, I used a gold pen for her jewelry for some added bling. Both panels are popped up using dimenionals.

Stamps: Marti
Ink/Coloring: Black Tuxedo Memento, watercolor paint,
Tools: Aqua brush, dimensionals
Embellishments: Stickles, Glimmerz, Crystal Lacquer


Marti at Pez-A-Doodle Designs is having a Memorial Day sale! Monday only most items will be 25% off! Now is the time to stock up on all those things you need! She has a great selection of inks, Tim Holtz products, exclusive stamps and embellishments, Studio G products, and MUCH MORE!!

So head on over to Pez-A-Doodle Designs on Monday and fill your carts! No special code is needed - everything on sale will be marked down on the website.


Polkadot Pie Friday

Friday, May 22, 2009

Isn't Pezzy just adorable?! This stamp is exclusive to Pez-A-Doodle Designs and is called Polkadot Pie Loveys with Pezzy. It's a little hard to tell but I used Stickles on all of the hearts to make them sparkle.

***Remember to head over to Pez-A-Doodle Designs to get a look at the brand new glitter Skittles, watermelon Skittles, and digi stamp that will work with your Nesties!!***
Stamps: Polkadot Pie Loveys with Pezzy
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils
Embellishments: Stickles

Shimmery Bride

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I just love this stamp, can you tell?! I've had a lot of requests for bride cards so I've been making them like crazy. This time I used Perfect Pearls on the dress and veil and sweet pea Flower Soft for the bouquet. It really shines and shimmers in real life!

***Pez-A-Doodle Designs has some AWESOME new products!! How about some Skittles with glitter in them?! Or a stamp that fits perfectly inside a Nestability?! Head on over and check out the fun new stuff!!***

Stamps: Rubber Romance
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Perfect Pearls
Tools: Aqua brush
Embellishments: Sweet Pea Flower Soft

Lacy Bride

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I just love this stamp by Rubber Romance and when I was looking through my ribbon drawer recently I ran across this lace and knew they would be great together. I just put double sided tape down the sides of her skirt then cut lengths of the lace ribbon to fit. As you can see I did five layers of the lace to cover her entire skirt.

I had to cut around the bouquet area with craft knife so that I could slide the first row of lace underneath it. Then I added some sweet pea Flower Soft to the bouquet, added some gray colored pencil to the bodice of her dress and her veil, and I was done. I like the way she turned out and actually have made a few more of these to sell in a local gift store.

First Ever Scrapbook Page

Friday, May 15, 2009

I am NOT a scrapbooker. I repeat, I am not a scrapbooker (as I'm sure you can tell by the photo!). UGH! This was a hard challenge for me but that's what makes it a challenge, I guess. This is for the Studio G challenge on PCP (great prizes!). We had to make a scrapbook page using Studio G stamps. Using the SG stamps wasn't challenging, it was just figuring out what to do with all that space. So this is my lame attempt at my first (and last) scrapbook page! BTW, the photos will go where the two dark blue squares are - I didn't really want to splash photos of me in my swimsuit on the Internet!

There are TWO great prizes up for grabs this month so be sure to enter. One prize is for the most SG stamps used. I used 14 stamps on this page! Even if scrapbooking isn't your thing, head on over to see what the next challenge will be. They usually focus on card making and are super fun!

PDD Wednesday

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ok, after this post you guys are probably going to think I'm crazy! I used a product that I've never used before and am just tickled with how easy it was. First of all, this card is very plain because it's part of a set of note cards for a friend who doesn't care for a lot of extras on her cards. But what I did for the first time was shade around the edges of the image. I've always been scared to do it because if it looked bad I would have to throw away all the work I had done coloring the image. Plus, all I had to work with before was sponges which, when I practiced with them, I always got blotchy results. But then I bought an Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool from Pez-A-Doodle Designs it makes a world of difference! It's SO EASY to work with and get good results. I know this card isn't perfect, but this was my very first try with this tool (and the paper is rough watercolor paper) so I know it's only going to get better and easier. The difference between this and using sponges is that only a little bit of color goes on at a time so it's easier to get an even amount of ink on the paper. I just LOVE it! If you don't already have one, you have to get this tool! I also bought the Inkssentials Ink Blending Replacement Foams so I can use them for different color inks.

***Now is a SUPER time to head over to Pez-A-Doodle Designs because they're having a clearance sale of some great items! Hurry - sale is limited to stock on hand! You can find the clearance page HERE***

Stamps: Gone to the Dogs
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, watercolor paint
Tools: Aqua brush, Inssentials Foam Blending Tool

Two Chances to Win!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Victoria Case and Susana's Custom Art and Card Design are teaming up! Victoria is designing a new line of stamps EXCLUSIVELY for Susana's store! Both of them are also giving away sets of the new stamps on their blogs. I've added the links to my sidebar - be sure to check them out and enter to win some awesome blog candy!!

Gardening Faerie - SC227

Friday, May 8, 2009

TGIF! That also means it's time for another PDD DT creation! I've gotten back into my stash of Pez-A-Blings (I have a hard time parting with the cuties) for this card. I also used Perfect Pearls and Stickles on her wings that also from PDD. I thought the image was perfect since everyone is getting out into their gardens this time of year!

Stamps: PMS
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, watercolor paint
Tools: Aqua brush

Embellishments: Perfect Pearls, Stickles, Pez-A-Blings

Pezzy's Garden

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This year I've been loving the combo of green, yellow, and orange for some reason. I've never been a particular fan of orange but I am just loving these three together. Since Pezzy's Garden is pretty whimsical, I decided to go a little wild with the colors! To add a little sparkle I used Perfect Pearls on the bee wings and Stickles on the bee.

Stamps: Pezzy’s Garden
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils
Embellishments: Perfect Pearls, Stickles, misc. ribbon

Box Full of Smiles

Monday, May 4, 2009

I created a Box Full of Smiles today using SU! paper. When you take the lid off the box you see a mirror inside! So every time you look inside you see your own smile! I made it for sale at a local craft store.

Studio G Cupcake

Friday, May 1, 2009

This is my entry for the latest Studio G challenge - a clean, simple layout because I didn't want to overwhelm the cute little cupcake. It's hard to tell but I paper pieced the bottom of the cupcake then used Stickles for the frosting. I waited until the Stickles was half dry, then stuck my finger in it to rough it up a little so it had more texture and dimension.

**ENABLER ALERT!!! Pez-A-Doodle Designs is having a sale this weekend to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day! Everything in stock will be 33% off if you use the coupon code scrapit33 so make sure you fill your baskets with lots of good stuff!**

Stamps: Studio G
Ink/Coloring: Colorbox black, Prismacolor pencils
Embellishments: Stickles