Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - A Treat Holder

Something fun to give anyone who loves coffee!! A gift card holder in the shape of a mug (made something like this years ago in a class I took and have loved this idea since then!!). The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle, Wonder Wishes is the name of the line. I colored her with my copics naturally. Her hair is E41, 42, 43, 44. Skin is E50, 51, 21 and R05 for her rosy cheeks. Her coat is YG61 and 63. Her hat is paper pieced and I added some YG91 to give some shape to her hat. I also added some flocking to her hat and her colllar on her coat. Her boots are E42 and 43. The cute image is from C.C. Designs and she is Sweet November Tess - I think she is adorable and is good for all winter long!!!

Good to be here and do a post as I have been so crazy busy lately...... if I am not back before Christmas, I do wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best to you bloggers in the New Year!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Well this may be my shortest post ever as far as words go..... here it is Thursday and this should have been up yesterday ...oops!!! Too much going on right now.... thanks to Lesa on the All That Scraps team for letting me part of the team.... I do promise to have way more to say next time. The stamp set I used is called Reindeer lights from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps - love this cute reindeer!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday - "Thankful"

Well it has been a very busy few days around here..... but I did sneak in my card for this week with All That Scraps. The theme this week was "giving thanks", well since we had our Thanksgiving already here in Canada, I looked until I could find the right sentiments with C.C. Designs, Amy R sentiments so that I could make a Christmas/winter card to give to a friend and let her know that I am thankful for her. A bit of a twist but worked for me and hope it works for you too!!
The paper I used is from Bo Bunny's Snowfall line and it was so fun to work with!! Love those 6x6 pads for cards :)
The image is Swiss Pixie Through the Night from C.C. Designs, I paper pieced her hooded coat and then colored her with copics. The sentiment on the outside of card is Amy R Christmas Card Greetings sentiment and the inside is Amy R Friends sentiments. I used the MFT dog tag die-namic for the sentiment on the outside and a Spellbinder die for the inside.
.....anyways back to one of the things keeping me very busy a new 8 week old rescue puppy that we adopted ..... LOVE HIM!!!!   Bye for now...................

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes with Birthday Theme

The challenge this time is "Anything Goes ....with a birthday theme" so I colored up this cutie, Spring Kiki La Rue and added the sentiment from C.C. Designs, Birthday Sentiments set. Please come join us for this fun challenge and play along with the team... speaking of the team be sure to hop over to the Challenge Blog and see what the talented ladies have for you this week.
A few more details for my card .... I used a few different die-namics that are made by My Favorite Things and Christine carries them in her on-line store at All That Scraps, Leafy Flourish, Oval Decorative Doily and Upsy Daisy Flower. The papers that I used were a mixture of MME paper pads that I had pieces of - great to use all the pieces!!!
Copic colors used were: RV29, 32, 34 and BG11, 13, 15, 18 and E21, 50, 51 and R05 and Y23 and YR21, 24, 31.
Hope you join us!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

MFT Guest Designer Challenge - "Bling it On"

 Another fun "guest designer" challenge from one of my most favorite companies, My Favorite Things (loving known by card makers and scrapbookers and crafters as MFT for short if you have not been to their web site as soon as you have finished here you need to check it out!!)  Every month there is a contest on their forum at Splitcoast stampers for some very fortunate lady to join Kim's awesome design team at MFT for a month and play along with them AND you also receive $200 in new products!!!!!  (do I want to win some day?...... are you kidding of course I want to win!!) But you really should also hop over to Splitcoast stamper's and see all the amazing entries that come in - WOW!!! The challenge this month is to "bling it on" - now almost every girl likes bling of some kind so that is a very fun challenge to give us!

I decided to use this challenge to make a birthday card for my mom, as her birthday is coming up real soon, I wanted the card to have some fun bling and also be classy and feminine for her as she is a special lady!! I like decorating the inside too and love using the stamp from the outside on the inside as well, so this time I stamped with distress ink and then used clear embossing powder so help it stand out.Also added some bling inside the card too!! For this card the paper that I used is from Melissa Frances and also Fancy Pants. I had so much fun using the die-namics on this card, on the front I layered up a couple of the borders to make the bottom edge and then added a row of mini pearls from my stash. On the side of the card I added some pearl flourishes from Kaiser craft and also a few of their great rhinestones on the butterflies and in the corners. Don't you just love that oval doily behind the flower - one of the newer ones :) For the flower I stamped it twice and cut it out to give the flower more depth at the center.
The fabulous MFT products that I used were as follows (and if you click on the words it will take you right to the page where you can find these great stamps and die-namics too):
Stamps:  More Essential Elements
              Inspired By Flowers 3
Die-namics: Oval Decorative Doily
                   Faux Crochet Border
                  Simple Scallop Medium
                  Layered Labels
And yes there were a few copic markers used on this great flower: B0000, 000, 00, 02, 04 and G21, 24, 40, 82, 99 and E44.

Hope you enjoy and come play along with this great company and check out all the awesome entries that come in too!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch #42

 Here is the sketch for this week.

 See her standing in the snow - must be here in Calgary in the winter!! And did you see her fuzzy boots and hat?  (Cozy..hmmmm)
Oh I am so excited about using the sketches to get Christmas cards going!! Very fun with this sketch to choose the papers and figure out which paper should go where... :) So this little cutie is called "Flurry of Love" from MFT - I like her wind blown hair!! Shocking as this week I only used two MFT die-namics on my card, Snowflake Trio and then inside I used Simple Scallop Medium border. The paper is a mixture of Echo Park, Season's Greetings and jillibean soup, Christmas eve Chowder. I colored her up with copics and paper pieced her coat. I added white Fun Flock to her boots and hat to make them fuzzy and then used Stickles for the falling snow and White Flower Soft for the snow she is standing in. Added a bow and some Prima crystals and that is it.

Please leave a comment - love to hear from you!!  Come and play along these sketches are always fun :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Eye Candy for All That Scraps

Wanted you to be able to see her glittery wings - I think they are fun!!
 Okay this week at All That Scraps it is a sketch to play with - come and check it out and see what the other girls on the team have made too!!

I used the new Swiss Pixie Baby Jesus and Angel stamp from C.C. Designs - so cute!! I used the Cool Highlight ultra fine glitter from Glitter Ritz on her wings and a couple dots on her halo too.The circle behind her is cut with the High Tea Doily from My Favorite Things. I colored her up with my copic markers using:
E40, 42, 43, 44 for her hair and manger, her dress is BG70, 10, 32 and her face is E50, 51, 21 and RV32 for her cheeks, band on her dress is RV32, 34. I did airbrush around her with RV000 but as I brightened up the photo that does not show as much. The sentiment on the inside of the card is an AmyR Christmas card greeting set from C.C. Designs for All That Scraps. ( I do love how these sentiments stamp so clear)

Getting goiug good on the Christmas cards - how about you??

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Just sharing these for fun....

Okay I am slipping this one into the MFT Wednesday stamp club for sketch #41 as I needed a couple of baby cards for ladies at our church and decided to use the sketch for one more card this week . And yes the image below is the inside of this card.

Products used for this card were:
Stamps from MFT - ALM Bundle of Joy and Clearly Sentimental about Parents
Die-namics from MFT - Just the Ticket, Layered Labels, Fancy Flourish and Solid Bracket Border 
Paper: MME Lost and Found - Breeze
Ink: Copic markers, Memento and Distress Ink
 And this one is not for any challenges - just needed another baby card so made this for fun!! One little fun thing when I cut the flower with the MFT die-namic Pretty Posies I inked the edges of the flower pieces before assembling, to me this gave the flower more depth :)
Products used for this card:
Stamps from MFT: ALM Bundle of Joy and Clearly Sentimental about Babies
Die-namics from MFT: Pretty Posies, Upsy Daisy Leaves, First Place Award and Simple Scallop Edge
Paper: Simple Stories Baby Steps
Inks; Copic markers, Memento and Distress Ink

Both were fun to do and I hope you enjoy them too :) Love to hear from you.

Friday, October 14, 2011

One more for Wednesday Stamp Club with MFT - Sketch #41

And here is a close up of birdhouse...
And this is the inside for you to see.
Okay I had to make another one with a "blue theme" and this was fun too!!! Yes some of the very same awesome MFT products for this one - I did add two MFT dienamics, Dog Tag and Dainty Doliy Edge. I am going to see if I can link the products I used in a different way that I have seen on some other blogs ..... The paper that I used is from a few years ago from TPC ...down to my last piece now :) The sentiment on outside is from a Stampavie set called Joy to World and the Merry Christmas is from Stamp Barn.

MFT die-namics that were used:

Die-namics Homespun Birdhouse & Set
Homespun Birdhouse and Set
Die-namics Let it Snowflake
Let it Snowflake
Die-namics Dog Tag
Dog Tag
Die-namics Dainty Lace Border
Dainty Lace Border

It's beginning to .... "feel alot like Christmas"  ....getting a jump start on Christmas cards :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch #41

Some days there is a card that is extra fun to make... yes this was one of those cards!!! Made this for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club, Sketch #41 ... you should come play along too. I used the very fun Homespun Birdhouse dienamic from MFT for this card and what fun it was!!  I used liquid applique to make the snow on the birdhouse and I like how it turned out :) Along the layer of paper under the image I used the Notebook edge dienamic (also from MFT) and then used the negative piece that was left over as it reminded me of Christmas lights.  The snowflakes were also cut with a MFT dienamic called Snowflake   :) The great paper is from Cosmo Cricket line called "Dear Mr. Claus" - the 6x6 pad. The sentimnet on outside is from the Homespun Birdhouse set and the inside sentiment is an old wood stamp I have from Paper Inspirations.

Yeah I have my first Christmas card done!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday Eye Candy - Breast Cancer Awareness... so something pink!!

I am sure that each of us have known someone who has been affected by breast cancer. This month especially we want to let women know that they are not alone as they face this, so there are many online sites that are doing what they can to lend their support to this cause and All That Scraps is one of those. So with that in mind the card this week is to include "pink" and "Coffee Birgitta" from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps definitely is wearing lots of pink for this card :) The paper is from My Minds Eye (an older collection), the flowers are Prima and the ric rac is cut with a C.C. Design die. I used a Spellbinder die for the scalloped circle behind the image. Did you see the brown metal leaves..... Tim Holtz! And if you want to know about the sentiment and also the "breast cancer" ribbon on her coffee cup .... MFT, Who's that Girl - Choose Hope stamp set. I thought those just added to this simple card (it was our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, so I was a bit busy the last few days)
Copic markers used: R20, 21, 22 and E40, 42, 43, 44 and E21, 50, 51, airbrushed around her with R01.

Be aware and encourage someone you know that is fighting Breast Cancer.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch 40

 ...and here's the inside too....
Always fun to play along with the MFT Wednesday sketches!!  Also as this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month there are challenges daily at Splitcoaststampers on the Hope You Can Cling to forum (just click on this link and you will be there). And you can make cards and send them and they will be used to help encourage women fighting breast cancer - great cause!! So I decided to use my new MFT  Who's That Girl stamp set called "Choose Hope" to make a card for the sketch and also to be sent with some other cards I hope to do so that it can be used to encourage someone. The paper I used is from Authentique called "Uncommon" and I used a few of the MFT die-namics too .... Sweet Stack, Layered Labels, Scallop Ribbon and Open Scallop Doily - these dies are so slick!!!! If you have not used these you really need to check them out :) So I hope you enjoyed what saw today .... love to hear your comments.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

All That Scraps - "Anything Goes Challenge"

Time to play in this month's "anything goes challenge", pop over to All That Scraps Wednesday blog and come and play along with us .... and take time to see all the great cards the DT ladies have made for you :)

Don't you just have to love an image that is holding a coffee?? This little cutie is Latte Kiki la Rue from C.C. Designs and I think she is adorable :) The paper I used is from MME and is their Stella Rose Hattie line - I think this is still one of my favs from them and you can get other great lines form them at All That Scraps online store (but this one is older ...)
The dies that I used for this card are : Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval
                                                     MFT - leafy flourish, simple scallop medium and flower trio
They do sell many of the MFT dienamics at All That Scraps so check them out :)

I used a sentiment from a MFT set that I have on the outside and the inside is an older wood stamp from Impression Obsession - in my drawer of sentiment stamps :)

The copic colors that I used are:
skin - E000,00, 21
hair - YR30, 31, Y21, E31
dress, shoes, bow - BG70, 72, 75 and BG11
I shaded around her with C00 and C1.

Love to hear your comments :)  Hope you come and play with us at All That Scraps!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

MFT Guest Designer Challenge Entry

 Okay here is the photo of the whole set ... getting a good photo was a challenge in itself!! :) The challenge from one of my most fav companies MFT was to make a "perfect package" (you can read all about on the MFT blog - come and play too)- I have a niece who is soon having a baby, so this is to treat her and remind her she has to take care of herself too!! A bag to put bath goodies in, a bookmark to remind her to take time to relax and read and of course a card that may hold another treat for her... The frame is to hold a photo of baby and go in his room :) is the bookmark
...the frame

 .... a close up of the fun stamp on the gift bag.. see the bubbles??
And of course the card. The paper is from DCWV "All About Boys' stack - just what I needed!!
I used all the following MFT stamps: PI - Lather Rinse repeat, Bedtime Story and Spa Day, WTG Girls Rule and My How You've Grown, Clearly Sentimental About Babies and First Class Friend. (and you can find them all at the most awesome online store - just click on the words in blue and go right there)  :)
The MFT die-namics that I used were: Open Scallop Doily, Simple Scallop medium, Scallop Ribbon, Catch a Wave, Fancy Flourish, File Tab, Ticket Tab, Tag You're It, First Class Friend and Prima Dona Petals. And yes click on those blue words and go find the slickest die-namics there are - they cut beautifully and there are always new ones coming out......   :)

If you have not looked at their blog - hop on over there to the MFT blog as the design team over there always inspires me and challenges me .... and I have met some of them and they are the greatest ladies!!! And they just happen to be showing the "teasers" for what is coming out on October 4th!

...okay I am tired now and going to bed as I am off to a photography class tomorrow all day :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch 39

 A closer look for you :)
I had fun with this - had a great sketch to work with, fab stamps from a few different MFT sets and love those MFT die-namics and then there was the beautiful paper from Authentique "Uncommon" line add some fun inks and embossing powder and you get FUN!!
Here are the details I cut the frame for the front sentiment with the MFT First Class Friend die and then embossed it with the wood grain folder and sanded it after that (I used Tim Holtz co-ordination paper). For the sentiment I first stamped the script from the MFT First Class friend stamp set with Pumice stone distress ink, then stamped the Happy Birthday from the MFT More Essentail sentiment set with black Versafine and embossed it with clear embossing powder, next I stamped the rose from the Inspired by Flowers 2 set from MFT with Worn Lipstick distress ink and also embossed that with clear embossing powder. I then added a couple more stamps from the First Class Friend set for some interest. The flourish is a MFT die called "fancy flourish" (love this die!). I used the MFT rolled rose and made the flower from felt - finally got one of these done right :) I also used the MFT Simply scallop medium for the border that has the pretty pearls from Michael's Recollection line on it. The lacy ribbon was picked up somewhere....????
On the inside of the card I used a sentiment from the MFT Inspired by Flowers first set and then stamped the rose again to tie it together. I used the leafy flourish from MFT on the inside of the card.
Hope you enjoy as I had fun making it :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It Takes Two - All That Scraps Wednesday Eye Candy

Good Wednesday to all of you!!! It was a challenge to me to find two characters that I wanted to put together on a card for "It Takes Two" ... but was happy with these two and I was inspired to make this by my 19 year old son and a very good female friend of his :)!!
The girl is Sugarplums Springtime Emma and the boy is also from C.C.Designs but I could not track down his official stamp name ... sorry. The paper is new Cosmo Cricket called Clementine - very fun paper pad!!
I used the "flat bottom clouds' die from MFT and the flourishes were cut with an old EK Success punch that i had around. Had fun coloring them up with copic markers and paper pieced their shirts :)
Hope you enjoy!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Okay one more for MFT Stamp Club Sketch #38

Okay I needed a baby card so I thought ..."why not use the same sketch and make another card??"Made good sense to me so one more with the sketch turned sideways and the embellishment moved to the another corner...  The card making is an awesome distraction right now - very glad to have this craft to play with!! 
Here is what I used for this one:
stamps: MFT A la mode Bundle of Baby and Clearly Sentimental about babies
inks: Copic and SEI chalk ink
MFT die-namics:  Simple scallop large, polka dot greeting frame, First place award ribbon, flower trio, Tag You're it and upsey daisy leaves
paper: MME Vanity Fair

Thursday, September 22, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge #38

Good morning to you all or whatever part of the day it is for you - hope it is good!! I had fun making this little card for someone in my family for Thanksgivng ....coming up soon for us Canadians :) I love this little MFT Pure Innocence girl with her big pumpkin!! I colored her up with copics and paper pieced her little dress with paper from We R Memory Keepers, Autumn Splendor line. I used the MFT die Layered Labels for the sentiment and another MFT die, Solid bracket border just behind the brown cardstock strip under the sentiment. The leaves were cut with an older Cuttlebu leave die that I am so glad that I kept around - the leaves were fun to make, after cutting them I ran them through my wood grain embossing folder and then inked them up with distress inks to give them the good fall colors!! (I like the way they turned out...) A peek at the inside too :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Some Eye Candy for All That Scraps

Hello bloggers!! This week at All That Scraps we just want to give you some fun eye candy ideas - the theme was to use a banner of some kind on your card, so I decided to use the "First Place ribbon" die from MFT to create a banner for my sentiment to go onto. This cute adorable little boy is C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Sunflower Hansel and you can find him at the online store for All That Scraps - I think he is so cute!!! I paper pieced his shirt and hat with paper from Bo Bunny from their Forever Fall Collection - very pretty paper and I love the colors they used for this set!! The sentiment is from an older Hero Arts set that I had. I used my spellbinders for the shapes behind him and ran the turquoise through my cuttlebug to emboss it and then went over it with distress inks.  The leaves were cut with some cuttlebug dies that I have had for awhile and then emobssed to give some texture. And yes of course my copics came out to color this little guy!! Hope you enjoy the card - gave you a peek at the inside too!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch 37

Well this card was fun or a few reasons for one of my fav challenges the MFT Wednesday Stamp club sketch and I am taking the great on line class called Inspirtation Showcase by Jennifer McGuire that I signed up for and I got to use a few of the techniques from day 1 on this card!! For the bodice form at front of card I used the "traditional resist technique" and I used Versamark ink and Tim Holtz distress ink (Aged Mahoganny), the stamp and the die for the sewing form are from MFT "Sew Nifty" set. Then for the two little measuring tapes I used the "quick ink colouring tehcnique" - for this I stamped with black Versafine ink and then emobossed with clear embossing powder and then used distess inks to color them.  For the tan piece behind the sewing bodice I used the "trapped embossed resist technique" - in this method I stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder and then added the distess ink over top and the embossed image resists the ink!! WOW - relearning things I knew and learning some new ideas too!! Fun and a good personal challenge to do it and try to figure out how I can make what I am learning apply to a card right away - trying to make good use of my time!!! Love this paper line from My Minds Eye called Lost and Found - Blush!!! Thought it was perfect for this card!! I also used a few other die-namics from MFT, file tab, scalloped ribbon and fancy flourish. Hope you enjoy!!! If you ever get a chance on line to take a course from Jennifer McGuire - do it!!! (this course is now going so watch for a new one sometime!!)