Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ATS Wednesday Challenge

This week Tracy has a sketch for you to use when you enter the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - I love working with a sketch for my base and then just playing and not having to plan the layout :) ... thanks Tracy. Here is the sketch...
And here is what I did with it using Buuny Lucy, the Spring Logo set and some fun papers from We R Memory Keepers.

I used a Spellbinder to cut the shape behind her and added a mixture of embellishments...rhinestone swirl by Recollections, pearls by Melissa Frances, Prima flowers and some ribbon. The copic colors that I used for her are:
Her hat and top and leggings - G40, 21 and BG000, 01, 53
Skin - E000, 00, 51
Hair - E42, 43, 44 it's your turn so hop on over to the ATS Wednesday Challenge blog and see the other ideas from the team and then show us your creativeness too!!!  Can't wait to see what you did!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

All That Scraps - New Wings Stamp Set and Wings Die

Today we get to show you what you can do with the new Wings Stamp set when you combine it with the new Wings die be sure you stop at the blog and see what the fine ladies on the Design Team have to show you at All That Scraps!!!  I decided to use these "pretties" to make a couple of tags for gifts and I had fun playing with other inks today.

Here is the first one:
For this tag I just stamped the butterflies with Aged Mahoganny Distress ink and then embossed right away with clear embossing powder and cut them with the die. I used the fun little butterfly trail squiggle to add some fun to the tag front. The sentiment is from the Be Happy set at All That Scraps - such a great set!! The papers I used were older ones from Basic Grey :)

And here is the second tag:

For this tag the paper is new from Bo Bunny called Country Garden collection. This time for the butterflies I stamped with versamark ink and then embossed with white embossing powder, next I colored them in with distress stains and I used  victorian velvet and scattered straw, sprayed with Perfect pearl mist, "pearl" and cut using the wings die. I used the Spring logo set and also the Be Happy Sentiment set again. I colored the ribbon on the tag with distress stain and the one at top with distress ink and water. So fun to play with these inks today!!

Remember to stop by the ATS blog and see all the fantastic eye candy the team has for you I am off to get ready to go see my grandsons tomorrow in Saskatoon... hoping the weather is good so we can get there easily!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

All That Scraps Review Day

Hello again crafty ones!! Today at the All That Scraps Blog we are reviwing the fun images by Amy Young , the great Spring Logo set and the very FUN Butterfly border ( I love this!!!). I have made a card with the very pretty Sweet November "elf" girl called Paprika and added one of the sentiment circles from the Spring Logo set ...and of course some butterflies cut with the Butterfly border.

When I saw her and thought of making her into a card image, I wanted her to very "ethereal"...very fairy/elf like and just very soft and pretty. Then when I saw the new Basic Grey line, 'plumeria' it was just what I wanted for her!! I have always applied my glitter just using a glue stick but when Jay Jay (one of the design team ladies) showed this tutorial on the ATS blogI decided to try it and used the Glossy Accents and then the Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight glitter - like that it gives more dimension with glossy accents. Now I colored underneath the wings first with V000 and BG90 and I like the effect that I got :)
Here are the copic colors that I used:
Dress: V0000, 000, 01   Eyes: BG93  Wings: BG90, V000   Skin: E00, 50, 51  Hair: E30, 31, 33  and I airbrushed the sky with BG70.
On the inside I had this great rub on from Kaiser that I thought went well with a mishcevious elf...
I thought it was fun!!! Also a little surprise for those of you who read this and live in Calgary I am returning to Scrapbooker's Paradise starting in April to teach again!! I will be teaching the advance copic classes and also a very fun stamping class using all kinds of distress inks and stains...... will post photos of the classes in a few days :) be sure to stop over at the ATS blog and see all the fun eye candy from the DT ladies!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

All That Scraps Review Day

Today we are just reminding you of the super CUTE stamps that were released last week at All That Scraps for the March Release. I am showing you one of the Swiss Pixie's and here she is "Butterfly Lula"
I think she is such a sweetie!! Now I had fun teaming her up with a few other C.C. Design goodies too... the new Butterfly Border (now I could quite happily put butterflies on most cards that I make) , one of the stamps from the Spring Logo set  and I also used the Mushroom border (hopefully back in stock real soon!!)  from the February release. For the fence I used the Wood grain Fence by MFT and the flourish swirl is by Magnolia. The paper I used is from Moxie's new spring line - I liked giving this card the softer look compared to my cards last week which were very bright springy colors ....just a change :)
The copic colors I used are: Skin - E50, 51, 53    Hair/Shoes - E40, 42, 43, 44   Dress is paper pieced and then some E93, 95 and 02 (also for butterfly and hair baubles) The blue is BG32.

And here is the inside of the card for you to see too.

Again I used the Mushroom border and also one of the Be Happy Sentiments from February release and I used the MFT Sweet stack die to cut the shape for the sentiment. Now I hope you enjoyed seeing this as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you and be sure to hop on over to the All That Scraps blog and see what treats the DT ladies have to share with you - I know you will love what you see!!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

ATS Preview Day 3 .... A Little Irish Blessing for you

So here we are at day three of the previews, are you just loving what you are seeing from the DT ladies on the All That Scraps blog- I am sure you are!!

The image I have used today is by Amy Young and this cutie is Penelope... she has a wee Irish Blessing to share with you that is part of the new Spring Logos set and she is in the company of some fine green butterflies from the new Butterfly Border...
Here is also a close up so that you can see the butterflies better... to get this effect on them after cutting them using the Butterfly border cutter, I inked them with Shabby Shutters distress ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder

I liked the way the butterflies were not all exactly the same using this method. And here is a look at the inside of the card using the Be Happy Sentiment set from February's release.

Here are a few more details of the products that I used, the paper is from Echo Park's This & That Graceful 6x6 pad, flower is from Prima and the rhinestones are Kaiser. As I paper pieced her dress and boots there was not too much coloring to do.So here are the markers that I used:
 hair - E33, 23, 25
skin - E000, 00, 01
I used a green Sakura pen for her eyes and the baubles in her hair.
Hope you have enjoyed the previews from all the DT ladies on the ATS blog and that you are ready to shop online tomorrow at All That Scraps!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ATS Preview Day Two

Today we are previewing the soon to be released "Spring Has Sprung" set ... be ready to be shopping in the online store on Thursday night and order the ones you want!! This darling set has four images that are super for Easter projects of all kinds .... when I started to think of what I wanted to do with these cuties I decided to do something new for me. I checked around and found some wonderful inspiration at SCS forum and found ideas for making treat bags, I changed it up a little and will be sharing a tutorial in April here on my blog to show you how you can make some thing like this too. And here is what I made....

Now I plan on having some fun making these for my grandsons and also for my day home kids to hold some Easter treats (now of course my grandsons will get something else too) So this sweet little bunny was fun and easy to color up three different ways with copics - W0,2,3 and C0,2,4 and E41, 51,31 and then before adding any other colors take a small scrap of dish cloth and soak it in blender solution and dab all over the bunny to give that furry effect!! I had fun again with the new Butterfly border cutter from C.C. Designs for all the butterflies on these little treat bags. The sentiments are all from the new Spring Logo set that will be released on Friday too. These were so fun to make and I think they will be even more fun to give!!

Be sure to stop by the ATS blog  and see all the wonderful designs from the fab ladies that are on the DT team! One more preview tomorrow morning and then you can shop tomorrow night!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ATS Prview Day One!!!

Well here we are at day one of the previews for the great stamps that will be released this Thursday night at 10 pm! Be sure to stop by the ATS blog and check out what all the fabulous design team members have for you to see and tease you with the fun products that are coming out!!!

I wanted to give you two views of this card so you could get a better look.... now this little darling is Ima Butterfly. I think she is so ADORABLE!! I wanted her to look like she was running in a spring field of butterflies and that was easy to do with the help of the new Butterfly border cutter that will be available this Friday. I had so much fun with this cutter as you can get a whole line of butterflies like I used on the first row of this card, then I cut some of them to make separate groups of butterflies too. The butterfly sentiment is  from the new Spring Logos set that ... yes will be available on Friday too! Other C.C. Design products that I used were the Mushroom border cutter and the Be Happy Sentiment set both released last month. The flower in the second row is cut with the Five point flower cutter from C.C. Designs too.

When I put together how to show off this darling in the best way, here is what I decided to do.I paper pieced her little dress wtih some of the great Easter 6x6 pad from We R Memory Keepers, Cotton Tails. To make her wings sparkle I used Micro Fine glitter after I had colored them with copic markers and I wanted her rubber boots to shine so I covered them with Glossy Accents. Here is a close up of her so that you can see how she looks close up.
I had so much fun making this card and I sure hope that you enjoy it too!!

Copic colors that were used: Pinks - RV000, 00, 11 / Greens - G21, 40 / Hair - YR30, Y21, E53 /

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Previews are Coming!!!

Be ready to see all the fun eye candy that the DT ladies have for you starting on Tuesday this week and then be ready to shop on Friday!! You can know for sure that we have had so much fun playing with these new very fun stamps and cutters!! See you on Tuesday :)