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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Prairie Fairy Snowman

Isn't this snowman just a cutie patootie?! It's a digi image from Prairie Fairy (artist Roberta Laliberte). Her store isn't quite open yet but it will be soon. This snowman is a freebie you can get on her blog here. Based on the sneak peeks, I think her images will be VERY popular!

I colored the image with Copics. The black buttons are brads and I used polar white Flower Soft on the snow pile and Sparkly Fluff on the hat pom-pon. The red snowflakes have a healthy amount of Diamond Dust and the ribbon is from my stash.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Motivet Challenge 51

This is my entry for the challenge over on the Motivet blog. Check it out here.

I've used this image a lot lately, but I just love this little girl enjoying a snowfall! I colored the image with Copics and layered it on Papertrey Ink DP and cardstock. The flowers are great ones I found at Wild Orchid Crafts. I highly recommend them - tons of flowers in each pack and not too expensive (depending on the exchange rate!). The trim on her cape and the snow got a layer of Sparkly Fluff. You can't tell it from the picture, but the flowers got a healthy coating of Smooch Spritz to give them a nice sparkle.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blog Candy

Caz has some great candy up for grabs - take a look and good luck!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Motivet Challenge 50


This is my entry for the week 50 Motivet challenge that you can find here. I colored her with Copics and used Nestabilities for the oval and the scalloped oval. The ribbon is from Michael's. I used Sparkly Fluff on the snow and the fir trim on her hat and cape.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Motivet Challenge


This is my entry for the latest challenge over at the Motivet blog. If you want to enter, click HERE.

I used the Girl in Snow stamp from Motivet and I just love her. I colored her with Copics and used two different DP from the Magnolia Christmas paper pack. The punched out snowflakes have a healthy layer of Diamond Dust and I also spritzed some Smooch Spritz on the pink oval layer for added shimmer. Her coat and cape are trimmed with Sparkly Fluff. This is the first time I've used those two products and I absolutely love them!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge


I created this Christmas fairy for the challenge over at Mo's Challenge Blog. I just love this image! I colored her with Copics and added Stickles to her holly wings and petticoat. I put Diamond Glaze on her snowglobe to make it look like glass.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge

I'm new to Copics so I decided the best way to practice was to complete the challenges over at the Copic Creations blog. The challenge this time is to color an image with snow and/or snow people so I made this simple card:



You can't really tell from this picture but I stamped it twice and popped up the middle snowman for some dimension. There's not a whole lot of coloring on this image but it's only my second card using Copics so I guess it turned out ok. I know I have a ton more to learn about using Copics but I'm slowly getting better with practice. I tend to like my colors blended a little more than some of the cards I've seen on other blogs so there isn't as much of a contrast and it shows even less in pictures. But in real life you can see more of the contrast.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Motivet Challenge

Motivet has a challenge on their blog that I decided to enter for a chance to win some free stamps. I thought this image was so adorable that I've already made a few cards using it! This is my first card using Copics, too. I thought this image just begged for some dimension so I stamped it three times and popped up two layers:




Friday, May 29, 2009

Princess Cleo

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!!

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Studio G Challenge Time!

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!!***

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

Monday, May 25, 2009

SALE**SALE**SALE**SALE

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!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

In Style Stamps Guest DT Call


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.

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

SALE**SALE**SALE**SALE**SALE

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.

Enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Polkadot Pie Friday

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!!***

Recipe…
Stamps: Polkadot Pie Loveys with Pezzy
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils
Embellishments: Stickles

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Shimmery Bride

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!!***

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

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lacy Bride

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.

Friday, May 15, 2009

First Ever Scrapbook Page

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!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

PDD Wednesday

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***

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


Monday, May 11, 2009

Two Chances to Win!

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!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Gardening Faerie - SC227

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!


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

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pezzy's Garden

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.

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

Monday, May 4, 2009

Box Full of Smiles

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.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Studio G Cupcake

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!**

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sparkly Bee Picnic

I really went crazy with this card! Stickles, Crystal Lacquer, Pez-A-Bling, Shimmerz ... you can't tell so much in the picture but it sparkles like crazy! I used the newly released Picnicin' Bee stamp from Pez-A-Doodle Designs - isn't he too cute?

Recipe
Stamps: Picnicin' Bee
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Pencils
Embellishments: Crystal Lacquer, Pez-A-Blings, Stickles, Shimmerz

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wishing You Well

This is my card for the SCS sketch challenge. I used a Flower Soft stamp that, at first, I was a little scared to use. The flowers aren't real well defined so I was afraid that I wouldn't put the FS in the right spots. But I think it turned out well and actually having less definition for the flowers worked out better. It was fun and easy to do. I wish I had made the card a little shorter because it ended up looking a little plain, but everything is stuck down so there's no going back now!
In the closeup you can get a better view of the Flower Soft - LOVE that stuff! I got the stamp and the Flower Soft from one of the best stores out there: Pez-A-Doodle Designs. PDD now has a Flower Soft sampler kit if you're looking to get a variety of products and want them at a great price! You can find the sampler kit here.

Recipe…
Stamps: Flower Soft Wishing Well

DP: Basic Grey
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Brown, watercolor paint
Tools: Aqua brush
Embellishments: Sweet Pea Flower Soft

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Time to Hop Again!

Put on some springy shoes because it's time to do the hop again! This time my DT sisters are showing off the third and final new release from Pez-A-Doodle Designs. Be sure to head on over to Gretchen's blog to start the hop!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PDD Hint #3 for Stamp 3

Do you know what the third new release is yet? Be sure to head over to Marti's blog for your last hint and while you're there, leave a guess for your chance to win a free digital stamp!

Monday, April 20, 2009

PDD Hint #2 for Release #3

Have you figured out from Taylor's hint yesterday what the third stamp is that's being released from Pez-A-Doodle Designs? How about another hint? Be sure to visit Gretchen for another hint and remember to leave a guess on each hint for a chance to win a free digital stamp!!

**Check back here tomorrow for the link to the final hint for this stamp!**

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the second stop on the Pez-A-Doodle Designs blog hop! Your first stop should have been Catherine's blog so please make sure you checked out her great project. And now, I'm proud to introduce Princess Cleo:

Isn't she just the CUTEST?! She was super fun to color and I added some turquoise Stickles around her eyes. I know you're just dying to get your inky hands on her! Great news - you don't even have to wait for the stamp to be released on April 22nd. For THREE DAYS ONLY you can buy the digital stamp at Pez-A-Doodle Designs! You'll definitely want to take advantage of this because she's the first in a series of stamps. Here's a close-up of her:


I hope you've enjoyed your stop here; now it's time to hop on over to Kelly's for the third stop on the blog hop!

Recipe…
Stamps: Pez-A-Doodle Designs
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, watercolor paint, gold Ziggy pen
Tools: Aqua brush
Embellishments: Stickles

Saturday, April 18, 2009

PDD Hint #3 for Stamp 2

Did you enjoy hint #2 yesterday? Do you know what the Pez-A-Doodle Designs new release is yet?! Most likely you need a little more help so head over to Ashley's blog for the third hint. For a chance to win a free digital stamp you have to make a guess on ALL THREE blogs so make sure you check out all three hints if you haven't already!

**Tomorrow is the BLOG HOP during which we'll reveal the second stamp! The hop will start with Catherine TOMORROW**

Friday, April 17, 2009

PDD Hint #2 for Stamp 2

Did you enjoy hint #1 yesterday? Do you know what the Pez-A-Doodle Designs new release is yet?! Most likely you need a little more help so head over to Kelly's blog for the second hint. For a chance to win a free digital stamp you have to make a guess on ALL THREE blogs so make sure you check out all three hints if you haven't already!

**Check back here tomorrow for the link to the third hint for the second stamp to be released!**

Thursday, April 16, 2009

PDD Hint #1

I'm excited to be the first one to give you a hint for the second new stamp release from Pez-A-Doodle Designs! Be sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win a FREE digital stamp!! In order to be entered to win you have to leave a guess on ALL THREE of the blogs that give hints so check back here tomorrow for the location of the second hint. Ready? Here's hint #1:




Think you've got it? Leave a guess here for a chance to win! Whether you guess correctly or not, you'll still be entered in the drawing as long as you leave a guess for all three hints. You'll definitely want to win this digital stamp because it's super cute and it's the first in a series of images that all go together! Good luck and remember to check back here tomorrow for a link to the next hint!

**Today is also the day for the blog hop to show off the first stamp released! If you haven't already, head on over to Catherine's blog to start hopping!**

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

PDD Hint #3

Did you enjoy hint #2 yesterday? Do you know what the Pez-A-Doodle Designs new release is yet?! Most likely you need a little more help so head over to Sandie's blog for the second hint. For a chance to win a free digital stamp you have to make a guess on ALL THREE blogs so make sure you check out all three hints if you haven't already!

**Check back here tomorrow for the link to the blog hop and the first hint for the second stamp to be released!**

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

PDD Hint #2

Did you enjoy hint #1 yesterday? Do you know what the Pez-A-Doodle Designs new release is yet?! Most likely you need a little more help so head over to Cheryl's blog for the second hint.

**Check back here tomorrow for the link to the third hint!**

Monday, April 13, 2009

PDD Hint #1

Today's the day that we start all the new release festivities for Pez-A-Doodle Designs! Head on over to Catherine's blog for your first hint and chance to win a FREE digital image!

**Be sure to come back tomorrow to find out who will be giving the next hint**

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Releases!!

It's almost here! Starting Monday, all my design team sisters and I will be giving you clues to help you guess the THREE new stamp releases from Pez-A-Doodle Designs! So how's it all going to work, you ask?

Instead of the typical sneak peeks where you get pictures of portions of our completed cards, we're going to use other things to give you hints. You might get a picture of something related to the stamp, a video, or some other kind of hint - you just never know what we have up our sleeves!

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday you will receive hints about the first stamp to be revealed. On Thursday some of the DT members will then participate in a blog hop so you can see their creations with the new stamp.

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday you will receive hints about the second stamp. On Sunday some of the DT members will then participate in a blog hop so you can see their creations with that new stamp.

And finally, on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday you will receive hints about the third stamp with a blog hop on Wednesday to reveal the final new stamp.

How FUN!! I'm super excited for all the festivities to begin and you never know, there just may be some prizes involved!

Be sure to check back here on Monday and I'll direct you to the first hint for the first stamp!

**Don't forget to head over to Pez-A-Doodle Designs and take a look at the BRAND NEW, COMPLETELY EXCLUSIVE new embellishments called Pez-A-Blings!**

Friday, April 10, 2009

Congratulations Bride


This is my entry for the SCS sketch challenge SC223. I like the clean layout of this one - something I don't do too often! Believe it or not, I used one of the cute Studio G stamps on this. It's difficult to tell in the picture but I painted the dress and veil with Perfect Pearls. It looks kind of gray in the picture but it's actually very pearly and shimmery in real life. And I can't get enough of the BRAND NEW Pez-A-Blings available ONLY at Pez-A-Doodle Designs!

I colored her softly with Prismacolor pencils, added some Diamond Stickles to her veil, and just had to add some Sweet Pea Flower Soft on her bouquet. Simple but I like the way it turned out.


**Be sure to stop back Monday - all my design sisters are gearing up for some NEW RELEASES from Pez-A-Doodle Designs!!**


Recipe…
Stamps: Studio G
Ink/Coloring: Colorbox black, Prismacolor pencils
Tools: Aqua brush, Martha Stewart border punch
Embellishments: Perfect Pearls, Stickles, Flower Soft, Pez-A-Blings

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lilac Fairy

Happy PDD Wednesday!! My card for today features a Lilac Fairy stamp that I blinged up with Stickles and the brand new Pez-A-Bling embellishments! I absolutely LOVE these new little guys and the only place you can get them is at Pez-A-Doodle Designs. They come in tons of different colors, some are sparkly, and some are bigger than the ones on my card.


Aren't they great?! It's something different from all the round embellishments and add something unique to your creations. You can buy them by the color or as a mix of colors. Some of the mixes are made to specifically coordinate with certain DP! Go take a look at the website and see all the different ones you can buy!

And while you're out looking at those, please take a look at the blogs of my DT sisters listed on the right!

Recipe…
Stamps: All Night Media
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black, watercolor paint
Tools: Aqua brush, distressing tool
Embellishments: Pez-A-Blings, Stickles

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Purple and Pink Basket

The latest challenge over at the Paper Craft Planet Studio G Collectors group is to create an Easter treat holder. Fun! I went the traditional route and created this Easter basket using a couple different Studio G sets. I really wanted to add some shine to it so I used tons of Stickles and also white opal Liquid Pearls, although it's hard to see the Liquid Pearls in the picture.


Now let's talk about Studio G stamps. The reason the Studio G Collectors group was started was to encourage people to actually USE their stamps instead of just COLLECT them. These cute little stamp sets are only about $1. You can't beat that price! Pez-A-Doodle Designs carries Studio G stamps and you can't beat the price or service.

For those of you who are hoarding these stamps but not using them, here are some tips that I find helps me get a good image every time:

* The first time I use one of the stamps, I clean it with water or an alcohol-free baby wipe and then use an eraser all over the surface of the stamp. I do this with every brand of stamp because it helps clean off any chemicals used to produce the stamp and primes it for use. I've also heard people say you can lightly sand the surface of the stamp.

* Although Memento dye ink is my favorite ink in general, pigment inks work best with Studio G stamps so I use Colorbox ink. I've also heard that people have success with Brilliance and Versamagic inks.

* I always use a stamping pad under my paper when I stamp (no matter what brand of stamp I'm using). This REALLY helps get a good, clean image every time you stamp.

* I always remind myself not to press too hard. I have a tendency to press too hard when I stamp and that's usually not a problem when using wood-mounted stamps, it makes it hard to get a clean image when using acrylic stamps. So be gentle!

Now go and use those Studio G's! I'm very stamping challenged so if I can have success with these stamps, so can you!

Be sure to check out the projects on the blogs of the other PDD DT members!! The links are on the right at the top of the page.



Recipe…
Stamps: Studio G
Paper: Bazzill, watercolor paper
Ink/Coloring: Colorbox black, watercolor paint
Tools: Aqua brush, Nestabilities
Embellishments: Stickles, Liquid Pearls

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lilac Tilda


Have I mentioned how much I love Flower Soft?! This image of Tilda holding lilacs just called out for it. I've been battling a bad cold lately so I was happy that this card came together quickly. Flower Soft is so easy to work with and, although it's hard to tell in the photos, I put a couple layers of it on so that there is a dimension to the lilacs. All you have to do is wait until the first layer is completely dry (I always wait overnight) and then you can put more glue on top of the first layer and sprinkle more FS on. The result is a dimensional, more realistic flower.

Pez-A-Doodle Designs has a great selection of Flower Soft and Stickles, which I also used on Tilda's shoes, bow, and wings. I've provided links to her store for these items (as well as the Memento ink - my FAVORITE) below in my recipe. Be sure to check out all the items in her store because she has super fast shipping and great service. Coming soon there will be some great new embellishments that you won't be able to find anywhere else. Stay tuned!

Pez-A-Doodle will also be releasing all NEW and EXCLUSIVE stamps in April so be sure to check back here often!



Today is the first day the new PDD DT gets to strut their stuff so please make sure you visit my DT sisters. All the links are to the right.

Recipe…
Stamps: Magnolia
DP: Penny Black
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxeda Black, PrismaColor pencils, Le Plume markers
Tools: Nestabilities
Embellishments: Flower Soft, Stickles

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Studio G Easter Challenge

Come join the fun and create an Easter treat holder using your Studio G stamps! All the details are here.

Studio G stamps are those cute little sets that you may have seen at Michael's or purchased from Pez-A-Doodle Designs for about $1 each. SOME people collect these little gems and then (gasp!) don't even use them much. Well, now it's time to get out those little darlings and use them to participate in a fun challenge! In fact, there's a whole series of challenges that inspire you to use your Studio G stamps (or discover them if you haven't purchased any yet).

So grab your ink, dust off those Studio G's, and let's get stamping!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Funky Farm


Ok, so I went a little crazy with this card! I love to paper piece MFT stamps and I hadn't used this set for a while so I was going to color the animals but paper piece the woman. WELL, I started looking at my DP and wondered what it would be like to paper piece the animals with DP.


The cow and the pig are popped out on dimensionals and I made the pig's tail with a piece of pink wire. The sky was made with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and I tore then distressed the edge of the green paper to look like grass. The clouds are Magnolia stamps. The paper on the woman and the horse are Basic Grey, the paper on the pig is Memorybox, and I'm not sure about the paper on the cow. The card stock is all Bazzill.


Friday, March 20, 2009

I'm Doing the Happy Dance!

I'm very happy and proud to announce that I was selected for a 2 month design team position for Pez-A-Doodle Designs! It's a great store with super customer service so make sure you check it out!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Do You Have PMS?

I couldn't resist that title! Today I used a faerie stamp and sentiment stamp from Paper Makeup Stamps (PMS).

After I finished it I wished I would have used a border punch or something on the top of the box to give it a little extra touch, but it was already taped together. I painted the image with watercolor paints and added Stickles to her wings, even though you can't really see it in the pictures. I just love this image and the sentiment!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 13, 2009

You Oughta Be In Pictures



Ugh, this card gave me FITS from the very beginning! I liked the idea I had to use the negative strip to make it look like the mice already took some pictures, but it just did not turn out the way I wanted it to. Oh well.


I used Diamond Glaze on the lens and flashbulb and pink Stickles on the ears, noses, and tongue of the mice.


I stamped the design three extra times and popped up the lens so it looks like a true telephoto lens.



I took a stamped image and reduced it in size on my copier, colored the mice, and then cut them out and put them in the film strip.

I used Prismacolor pencils to color the images and Glitter Dots from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Easter Basket



When I saw the name of this stamp set (Hangin' With My Peeps), all I could think about was the marshmallow Peeps. It was just calling out to be the image for an Easter basket!


I colored the image with Prisma pencils then added pink flocking to her sweater and yellow flocking to the chicks to make them fuzzy. I created this for a challenge that required the use of buttons, so I added miscellaneous buttons in creme, pink, and green to the handle of the basket.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Raining!



Here's my latest card using a digital image from Squigglefly. I just love using their images because you can make them any size you need and they're all super fun to color. This poor little girl got caught in the rain but doesn't she have the cutest umbrella and raincoat? I used Stickles for the rain and puddle and they really shine IRL. I thought the designer paper was perfect because it looks like someone threw rocks in a puddle and caused rings in the water. I added three Dew Drops and some ribbon from Michael's to finish it off. A simple card but I really wanted the image to be the focal point.


Here's a closeup of the image that I colored with Prismacolor pencils and went over with a brush dipped in OMS to blend the color.