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Thursday, December 16, 2010

StampInsanity Christmas

It's that time of year when we're all decorating our trees and getting ready for the holidays and this gal is no exception. The challenge this week on the StampInsanity blog calls for Christmas cards. Surely you have plenty of those hanging around! And don't forget that they're giving away three digital stamp sets for each challenge in December by random draw so get those entries in! To enter the challenge go HERE. To shop for stamps and digi's go HERE.

I colored this image with Copics and used Liquid Applique on the furry parts of her outfit. The christmas ornaments were created using Martha Stewart Glitter Pens and I put a sprinkling of Glamour Dust on the star. The ribbon is from my stash and the red gems are KaiserCraft. The DP is a digital download from Tracy Ann Digital Art (TADA). I love her stuff!

For more inspiration be sure to check out the other DT members from ward two via the links on my sidebar.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fa La La La La ...

This is one of my favorite Christmas stamps and it's from Motivet. You can buy their stamps HERE.

I colored the image with Copics and, although you can't see it in the picture, coated their boots with Glossy Accents to make them shiny. I got the music off the Internet and shrunk it down and inked the edges in red. I really wanted the theme of music to be carried throughout the card so I used a sentiment stamp from Motivet and selected this DP that has all Christmas song titles on it. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I colored them with Copics to match. I also made the image 3D by popping up elements of the image which you can see here:

To carry the music theme through to the inside I used another stamp that is also song lyrics:


So I think that's enough with the music! I'm entering this in the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge #47 which is A Christmas Carol. You can find all the deets HERE.

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Mornings Suck!

Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning! This is Grumpy Gretchen from Digi's With Attitude! and she looks about like me in the morning. There's a whole line of Grumpy Gretchen images, as well as other types of images, which you can find in their store HERE.

I love the look of black, white, and red so that's the color scheme I used for this card. The image is colored with Copics. The sentiment I created on my computer and cut it out, as well as the scalloped frame, using Nestabilities. Just a simple card.

I'm entering this in the Digi's With Attitude! challenge #10 which is anything goes with digi stamps and you can find HERE.

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Blue Christmas

Aren't these snow people just the cutest?! My favorite is the little snow dog with mittens for ears and a stick for a tail. Just adorable. I got this digi image from Prairie Fairy Designs. She has great images which you can buy HERE.

I colored the image with Copics and used Liquid Applique for the fluffy parts of their hats. I tried sprinkling some Glamour Dust on the applique while it was still wet but it didn't really turn out very good so I won't be doing that again. The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. I covered them in Stickles then sprinkled Glamour Dust on them and I really like how they turned out. They really look like snow in real life. The digi paper is from Lauren Meader's store which you can find HERE.

I'm entering this in the iCopic Lover challenge #9 which is a color and picture inspiration challenge. You can find out all about it HERE. I'm also entering this in the Copic Creations challenge #40 which calls for light source. You can find out about that one HERE.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

All For Me


The challenge this week at the StampInsanity challenge blog is to make a project just for yourself. So often we make things with others in mind and choose images and paper based on their tastes so it was nice to make something just because I would like it and not worry about anyone else!

I chose this image because it's my favorite StampInsanity image. It's kind of retro and sassy and I just like it. I love the color combo of turqoise and brown so I had to use those colors. I colored the image with Copics and added some bling with Martha Stewart Glitter Pens on the hat and the skirt although you can't really see it in the photo. The DP I chose because I had seen it on a blog a while back and fell in love with it. Of course the paper was a little older so it was next to impossible to find but I finally hunted it down on eBay. I made the flower using the blossom Nestabilities and a pearl brad. The image and scalloped edge are cut out using Nestabilities too.

Now it's your turn to make some sort of paper project just for YOU! Choose your favorite stamp or image, your favorite paper (no hoarding!), and enjoy making something for yourself. Then join us over at StampInsanity. Need more inspiration? Check out the rest of the DT using the links on my sidebar.

As added incentive, StampInsanity is giving away a digi stamp set to three lucky participants and the winners get to select which digi stamp set they want! Winners will be determined by random draw so get those projects posted and link it HERE. You can see the whole line of stamps HERE.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Stampin' Up! Christmas

I recently received a demonstrator kit from Stampin' Up! and got to play with my goodies the other day and made this card. It's a simple design but I like the way it turned out. I just fell in love with this stamp (and the whole set). They look very retro which I love.

All supplies are by SU! except the ribbon and I colored the image with Copics.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fabric and Lace

The challenge this week at StampInsanity is to use lace and/or fabric. I had fun with this challenge and used both. The background is actually a piece of fabric! It was fun to work with although I definitely need more practice working with fabric.

The sentiment is from StampInsanity and you can purchase the set HERE. I created a flower using the three smallest dies from the peony Nestibilities. The lace is from my stash and the sentiment is outlined with a Martha Stewart glitter pen (LOVE those!).

There's also a GREAT sale going on in the store on one of the sets. Morgan's Star (which this sentiment is from) is on sale for half price! Can't beat that!

Get out your lace and/or fabric and play along with us HERE! Also be sure to check out the rest of the DT via links on my sidebar.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

On the Move Again!

Prairie Fairy Designs is having a moving party! She's moving back to Blogger and wants to spread the word. In case you don't already know she has some of the best digital images around. And she's super nice too. So go check out her new home HERE. She's got some DELISH candy up for grabs.