Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The card is pretty self explanatory, the striped paper is digital paper from GinaK Designs StampTV and it is a freebie as was the blue cross hatch paper. The rest of the cardstock is miscellaneous except the solid red is SU Red Riding Hood.
Hope you like the card, tomorrow I have this little darlings little brother , Patriotic boy, with a watermelon.
Sorry for the short post but it has been a long day and I am still doing laundry.
See you tomorrow.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Patriotic Dog is a free digital image download right now, so if you have been thinking of trying digital images now is the perfect time!
This darling Patriotic Dog is a digital image from KLM Digital Designs. They have 3 really cute Patriotic images available for purchase right now, just in time for that Holiday card.
Americana colors have always been one of my favorite combinations.
I colored the dog with copic markers and then used a white gel pen to give his coat definition on his muzzle, chest and ear. Sometimes you can click on the image and it will enlarge so you can see the detail close up ( sometimes it doesn't work, never have figured that one out yet)
I don't know if you noticed but there isn't any sponging on this card! gasp...what's up with that? The biggest reason was that when I printed off my page of images there wasn't too much room between the images so not much white space I wanted to fill.
The blue cross hatch paper and the red and white striped ribbon are from GinaK Designs, the solid blue was from Michaels, the RedRidingHood is from SU and the white is GP white.
The gold stars are from Michaels in the clothing embellishment section and I used glue dots to adhere them.
I actually have to work from 9-6 on the 4th this year, unless I find someone who is only part-time that wants to work. I will get paid either way only if I work it I get time and a half.
Hope you like the cute Patriotic Dog, and be sure to check out the KLM Digital Designs.
See you tomorrow.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I gave all of the details on the card itself on Thursday but the Copic Colors that I used on the hot air balloons were B24, G24, and YR21 and my additional green was YG63. I used the same color markers for the flowers below with the blue as the flower center, yellow as the flower petal and green as the leaves.
Thanks for looking and sorry for being so late in posting.
See you tomorrow, gotta do my Sunday Challenges. After the release party GinaK Designs has 3 challenges that have to be done by Monday night at 7 p.m. for a chance at a prize. I can always use a free stamp set but always enjoy doing the challenges anyway.
I got this Pirate Hanna stamp set last year when it was released and it has been one of my favorites since. She is just so fun to color and you can change the colors of her outfit to suit the holidays.
I don't know why I colored her pink and blue because I had a little trouble finding dp to match. That is sometimes a problem when you color and then try to pick your dp :)
I used my EK border punch for the pointy edge panel behind the main image. I stamped the sentiment on the cardstock and then taped the Tim Holtz fragment over it to highlight it.
I need to get to bed, my sister called and will be in town tomorrow so I need to make my house presentable, yeah, I know it should always be but it isn't .
I will post my Artful Sentiment Copic Challenge later this morning (after I sleep) ha ha!
Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This little lemonade stand award will now sit proudly on my sidebar. Be sure to check out Sharri's blog, she is an awesome talent and makes the most beautiful cards.
Yesterday I received this Happy Mail from Brenda, who was the winner of the "Charmed Life" Theme Frame that I gave away in April. I was so thrilled to get this beautiful Thank you card yesterday. Brenda is an awesome talent and someone I have gotten to know through GinaK Designs, and then StampTV. I later found out that she is the sister of one of my bestest stamping friends, the one and only Theresa Momber.
Thank you so much Brenda for this beautiful card, it is sitting in its place of honor on my shelf in my stamp area so I can look at it all the time.
I will be back later with a card before I go to work but I didn't want to put off posting these two gifts any longer :)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I grabbed out my copic airbrush system to create this card. I airbrushed all the images with copic markers and my copic airbrush system. I used brown and blue with just a touch of green in the grassy hills on the house image.
I really love the effect that my Tim Holtz swirl mask gives. I sponged the color on tan card stock and then ran the pages through my cuttlebug with the manuscript writing folder.
I used my sewing machine to stitch around all the images and adhere the layers together. I can sew in a straight line but wanted the more casual look of the swirly stitching.
The images that I added to the page are images that remind me of summer. The beach house from Keeper, The birds from Blue Bird, and Harmony is one of the sentiments from Serenity.
It was 99 degrees in Omaha today so definitely summer here.
Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, June 22, 2009
I colored Emily Ballerina with copic markers and sponged with Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink to keep the tone soft. I guess my dp isn't so soft but I liked it with the image :)
Be sure to check out the other DT members blogs to see what they have created for the release today. There are tons of new images for you to drool, I mean look at and the wonderful thing about digital images is that as soon as you pay for them they are ready to download and print. I am all about not waiting. Even the DP that I used was a digital download from GinaK Designs called Bright Summer Grunge.
I will be back later with a new Artistic Outpost project. It's a pretty one!
Thanks for stopping by, Have a great day!!!
I wanted to play with my new StampTV Kit stamps so this flower bucket was my choice to go with the colors I picked from the Vera Bradley bag and I think I followed the sketch challenge pretty close. It 's a good thing that there are no sketch police on StampTV :)
I used the super Bright Summer Grunge digital paper that I ordered when I ordered my StampTV Kit. I picked three coordinating papers for my challenge. I chose the blue polka dot for my main background dp and then chose the orange and blue for my corner piece. The brown and orange was my choice for the strip at the bottom. I colored my main image with copic markers and sponged with Adirondak Sunset Orange ink and Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink.
I mounted all of my dp on black for contrast and mounted my main image on black just 1/8 in larger than the image, mounted that on white making the bottom an inch longer than the main image and mounted that all on black. I tied a knot in my medium wide turquoise satin ribbon and adhered it to the white panel below my main image.
Now for my exciting news! For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I have been creating projects for a Guest DT call at Hanna Stamps. Hanna Stamps decided to try having people audition for the guest designer positions for the next six months, starting in September. The first round of auditions was to create cards and post them to SCS and your blog linking back to the DT call. This round ended yesterday June 20th. From this round there were supposed to be 8-10 people chosen to continue to the second round. From what I saw and the judges stated there were so many great projects that they ended up choosing 15 ladies to continue to the next round and ......I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES!!!!!!!
I am so excited to get to go to the second round. Now we will be sent a never before released stamp set and we have to create 3 projects, one of which can not be a card. We have a while before the projects have to be completed. The final 6 will be chosen from these projects. The 6 will each get a 2 month assignment as guest designer, isn't that cool?! Wish me luck!
Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow with a preview of a KLM Digital Design pretty ballerina that is being released June 22.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The copic markers we were to use were B05, YG23, YR04 and a purple V04 was my choice.
I colored the body with several shades of green with the medium green being YG23. I used the YR04 for the medium shading on his throat and tummy. The B05 and lavender are in the crown. I know it is a stretch but I always try to use all the colors :).
The card is pretty basic except for the button that I cut out with my Spellbinders vintage die cut using my Cuttlebug and then I brushed on Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint for an antique looking button. I tied the same orange narrow ribbon through the button holes as I had tied around the orange polka dot layer. Just that little bit of ribbon is not too much to keep this a masculine card.
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT samples for this great color combination.
Have a great week-end and don't forget that tomorrow is Father's Day and since yesterday was also my husband's birthday we are having a double celebration for him and one of my granddaughter's is in town who has a birthday July 5th so we will be celebrating her birthday too.
See you all later,
Friday, June 19, 2009
I'm embarrased to say that this is the first time my Teacher Hanna from Hanna Stamps has seen ink :0 I have had so much fun creating cards with my Hanna Stamps for the Guest Designer Call and if I am lucky I may get a chance to go to the second round of the Guest Designer Call. Wish me luck.
I created the card using a piece of notebook designer paper (stripes) and sponged around the edges with Tim Holtz distress inks, vintage photo, pine needles, and faded denim. I sponged the same colors on the white cs used for the card base. I used the many accessory stamps included in the Teacher Hanna set for the main card base to create my own dp.
Teacher Hanna is colored with copic markers and I stamped "teach" in the upper left corner and stamped "inspire" on a piece of white cs and cut to fit over the star I punched with my SU large star punch.
I added an antique button in the lower left hand corner tied with a piece of narrow brown checked ribbon.
Thanks for the great challenge Sandra, hope it fits the criteria :) and thanks to Hanna Stamps for the opportunity to show why I would like to be a guest designer and showcase their wonderful stamps.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Cheyenne is my 9 year old granddaughter who really loves to create cards, write stories and create special memories for people.
I was using my Koh-i-Nor pencils and OMS and she was interested in what I was doing so I had an extra Tractor Riley image from Hanna Stamps so I showed her what I was doing with mine and told her how to outline her image with the colors she wanted and she colored Riley and the Tractor all by herself with the OMS and stumps. Didn't she do a wonderful job?!~
She was so funny when I told her that I was going to post a picture of her card on my blog. She said not to tell that she had done it and when I asked why she said because I helped her matt it and she didn't want to take credit for something that she didn't do.
I told her that she had done such a great job coloring it by herself that I was going to show everyone and mention that I helped matt it. Okay, I told you.
Cheyenne picked out the brads, paper, ribbon and made all the executive decisions as far as construction including the layout. The only thing I did was help her measure the matts and poked the brad holes for her. She got her matts glued on more even than I usually do :)
This is her Father's Day card for her Grandpa Jim (my husband) so I brought it home to give to him. He will love it!
Cheyenne will be reading this blog post so if you want to comment, she will be thrilled to read them.
I'll be back later,
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This picture doesn't show the pullin pastels background paper that I used for the main card dp. I used blue green and yellow chalks on black cs to create the background paper. IRL it really pulls the navy blue highlights from the chickadee's black colors.
Here is a close up of the background:
The colors in the top photo are the true colors but I had to lighten the photo considerably to show the bg, hopefully you can imagine what it looks like :).
You could make the scalloped punch another more masculine punch and leave off the pearls as well for a masculine card very easily.
Be sure to check-out the newest images available on the KLM Digital Designs Website they are adding more daily and they are all beautiful.
Have a great day. I am in Kansas City visiting two of my kids, just wanted to show you my Chickadee card.
See you later,
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Artful Sentiments Copic Challenge #12
Friday, June 12, 2009
The challenge this week presented by Ilana was an inspiration challenge, a Vera Bradley bag. I went with the colors for my card. I picked out two Martha Stewart dp papers that had the pink, orange, yellow and white I picked to use from the inspiration picture.
I added some stripes and polka dots to the shopping bags and colored with copic markers. I sponged the main image with Tim Holtz worn lipstick distress ink, added the gift tag , prima flowers and gold rimmed half pearl in the flower center and my card is complete.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
I tried to use both tutorials on one picture but the pearl fixative does not work with bleach :(
but I really liked the way the background turned out, cloudy sky looking and wanted to use the hot air balloon in my new StampTV kit, Eclectic Summer, that arrived today.
I followed the tutorial instructions of embossing the hot air balloons with black embossing powder and since the bleach didn't work to make the balloons more white against the cloudy sky I decided to use my alcohol reinkers, (terra cotta and current, the center balloon is pearl), directly applied with a paint brush. It turned out really cool, I think, because they inks are translucent and the polished stone background shows through and gives the appearance of stained glass.
Hope you like my version of PlanB when PlanA doesn't work :)
You'll have to forgive the photography, polished stone is very shiny and rather hard to get a picture without some glare, at least for me.
See you tomorrow!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I created the background using the babywipe and reinkers I learned on StampTV to create a one of a kind plaid dp.
I am having so much fun playing with all my Hanna Stamps. Hope you like my manly card and Airplane Riley. Thanks for looking!
I'll be back tomorrow. Have a good night!
My second card is Softball Hanna in her team colors of blue and tan.
This image is colored with copic markers, sponged with Tim Holtz faded denim and Vintage Photo distress inks around the edges of all cardstock pieces.
The prima flowers have a dew drop center and the sentiment is from SU.
Thanks for stopping by! See you all tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
It is a rainy day here in Omaha and these blue birds made me think of spring so I decided to post this card I created. I used the Bluebird stamp plate from Artistic Outpost. This was one of the first two stamp plates that I ordered from Artistic Outpost and is still one of my favorites.
Now that I have my stamp stuff all easily accessible I have used my cuttlebug a lot more including this music page embossing folder which is one of my favorites. I inked the negative side of the folder with SU chocolate chip before I placed my card front in so that the background would have a sponged look but the embossed part would be white. If you do this I recommend that you not use permanent inks and that you clean the folder immediately or you may get an unwanted color the next time you use the folder :(
I sponged the edges and some of the embossed notes with Tim Holtz faded denim and Vintage Photo distress ink.
My husband got a 40% off coupon for Hobby Lobby and he generously gave it to me. I bought a spellbinders die set that had the key, a pocket watch front, buttons, and heart with keyhole. I cut them out in my cuttlebug, embossed them using the tan embossing pad, and sponged with Vintage Photo. I added a key brad to the key die and a keyhole brad to the heart keyhole. The button is a metal button that was in my Grandpa's button collection.
I thought it needed a little something in the lower left corner so I added a paper Artful flower Collection Prima flower. I added a blue center flower and blue brad.
Thanks for stopping to take a look.
Have a great day!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Who wouldn't love to get a card with this darling Daisy the Dinosaur on it. I added two prima flowers and some coordinating buttons. The border punch is Martha Stewart and the adorable stamp in SU.
These Tulip Vase flowers are so wonderfully drawn by Sue, Artist extroidinare, for KLM Designs. I colored them with copic markers and mounted on coordinating cs. The swirly green is K and Company Ancentry.com paper mat pack and the flower dp is SU.
I used a Tim Holtz fragment tag and stamped my sentiment on vellum and glued it to the backside of the fragment. That way the image is still translucent but the sentiment won't rub off.
You can buy the You've Got Mail, Anna Banana and Karah's Cupcake that have been previewed as well as Crocus Windowbox and Chickadee today, so hurry over and check out all the wonderful images from this new digital stamp company KLM Digital Designs. You're gonna like what you see.
Have a great day!
This is the view of my stamping area with the closet door closed. The shelving between the closet door and bathroom door on the right is a white bakers rack .
Sunday, June 7, 2009
It will probably take me all week-end (my week-end starts today as I work saturday nights) so I may not get to the StampTV challenges, we'll see.
I'll show you some pictures when I get done, if you don't see pictures by Tuesday, send the rescue squad to unbury me from the crapola :)
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Mailbox Greetings is one of the images that will be released on June 8, I have always liked the mailbox stamps but I have never gotten one until now. The little birds nesting in the mailbox and the tulips are so perfect to say "Miss You", or "Hello", or "Just Because"
I added some little crochet flowers that I made myself. I am still working on them but they are fun and I like the look on cards.
My next project is the weekly copic challenge at Artful Sentiments by KimmBT. This week the copic colors are B97, Y35, and R89. I didn't actually have any of these but in this instance decided that I didn't have anything that dark in my stash so I did buy them. Here is my card:
Be sure to check out the Artful Sentiments by Kimm BT blog because Kimm has some blog candy this week. While you are at it color an image in any red, yellow and blue copics and leave a comment linking to the blog to win. We would love to have you!
I am off to eat lunch and get some things done before I have to go to work tonight.
Sunday is my StampTV challenge day and I have two planned for tomorrow. I already did the color challenge this week.
See you tomorrow, have a great week-end.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I love polka dots and this piece just jumped up and wanted to be used. I tried to find something else but I really like the way it looked with the red roses. I mounted to a piece of navy blue cardstock
I sponged the edge just a little (for me) with faded demim Tim Holtz distress ink. Added the navy blue ribbon from Michaels, a white button center colored navy with copic markers for the upper right corner and my card was done.
Red and Blue not patriotic. I did it!!!
Gotta run for now, maybe more later, tomorrow for sure!
Anna Banana is holding her little puppie and Carl the Clown has a flower for his Best Friend behind his back, he's a shy little clown.
Anna Banana is not available to purchase until June 8, however, Carl the Clown can be purchased right now at the KLM Digital Designs website.
Be sure to check out the other design team members blogs for more sneak peeks, they have some really cute stuff to show you.
I almost forgot to mention that I used a new technique for me for the background cardstock, you see the orange and green swirley paper. I used the shave cream technique, what a messy lot of fun that was. It is soooo easy and I love the effect. I had always wanted to know how to do that particular technique but never tried it until GinaK did a video tutorial on her StampTV website a few weeks ago. Gina has a new technique, or two, every week and us old dogs are learning some new tricks :)
See you tomorrow, or uhm, later today with more :)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
It really isn't too early to start thinking about Christmas cards is it? If you have lots of cards to make like me you need to start before Dec. 1 :)
Snowy Woods is a beautifully designed stamp plate from Artistic Outpost. Here are two cards that I made using the plate:
The image was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copic markers. I used a white gel pen for the beard and sponged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.
The door scene is one of my favorite images from Snowy Woods. I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and colored with copic markers. Highlights were done with the white gel pen. The Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink was used to sponge the edges and then I over sponged with Adirondak Cranberry ink.
The Happy Christmas sentiment is one of the sentiments included in the stamp plate and plaid ribbon, purchased after Christmas at Michaels, finish the card.
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of Christmas in June :)
Have a great day!!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
I wanted to keep a more vintage feel to this image so I added an argyle vest which I drew in by hand with my copic micro .01 pen. The image was colored with copic markers and for the sponging I used Tim Holtz Weathered Wood and Denim distressed inks.
I used the argyle cuttlebug folder for the beige band and sponged weathered wood distressed ink on it as well.
I made the tag using the sentiment included in the image download. The images have several sentiments included in the download for easy printing. I made the tag by cutting my strips of cardstock and then I used a tag punch to punch the ends. So easy to make the sentiment tag the exact size and length you want.
KLM Designs Design Team members are previewing some new release sneak peeks beginning today as well as some images that are available for purchase right now. The new release images will be available June 8th so keep checking back all week to see what great images are being offered.
With digital images it's not too late to make that special Father's Day card, you just order and within minutes you are ready to print, color and have that special card in the mail, no waiting for stamps to arrive.
Hope you enjoyed this little Golf Buddy. Be sure to check out the other DT members projects by clicking on their names under the Designers List found on the home page of KLM Designs Digital Shop. The Design Team list is on the right hand side, just scroll down a little :)
Have a great day and see you tomorrow with a preview of a new release image, it's a cutie!