Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesdays Challenge

Okay, I missed doing the Digital Two for Tuesday Challenge last week. It was the first time I had missed since I was introduced to the site and felt like I had missed part of my week, so even though it is Thursday I took time to play.

Nancy is the Guest Designer this week. I don't know of her except through my friends who take part in the Gothic Arches weekly challenges (She is the originator of the Challenge if my information is correct).

Here is my Happy Halloween card:

The image that was offered for us to use by Cora was everything but the moon and haunted house. Those were stamps that I had that worked well because they are silhouette stamps.

I swiped a pumpkin pie stamp pad over the entire image, except the moon that I had masked, and then swiped an always artichoke ink pad over the orange on the bottom to simulate landscape. I know it is a stretch, work with me here :).

The spider web was outlined with a Sukara stardust pen which doesn't show up too well in the photo. The finishing touches were put on with my copic airbrush system. Two spots that I colored black with my copic markers and here is my card.

Thanks for looking, see you later with a KLM Digital Designs Copic Buzz challenge card but my camera batteries are recharging :)


Just Dance!

Mo's Digital Pencil has some wonderful Grandma images called Mummu, which is what I believe Mo's family calls their Grandma. I think this image of Mummu dancing with her granddaughter is so cute:

Colored with copic markers and rather than sponging the edges to take off the edge of stark whiteness I decided to use my cracked paint stamp on the yellow cs used for the main base color and the white of the image. I used the same color yellow ink for the yellow and a soft pink for the white. I like the effect this gives the image :). Always an added bonus when you like what you did to an image you spent an hour coloring LOL
I know that I haven't posted as much as normal but I have been super busy getting projects ready for my first release party and sneak peeks as a DT member for Hanna Stamps. Have I mentioned how excited I am to be on the Hanna Stamps Design team? LOL yeah, I know I have mentioned it a couple of times!!!
Gotta go for now, but you might want to check out the October Release Party Challenge on Hanna Stamps forum on Splitcoast Stampers website. Friday sneak peeks begin for the Hanna Stamps release on Monday. The Release Party is Monday October 5.
I need to get to bed.
See you all tomorrow.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Who calls the Shots? Hanna Stamps October Release Party Challenge

Good Morning! Hanna Stamps is having a Release Party Challenge on the Hanna Stamps forum. Iliana is the hostess for the challenge which is a color challenge:

The challenge is to make a card using rust, teal and olive. You can feel free to use any neutrals with it.

The winner of this challenge will get a $20 Gift Certificate plus an unmounted stamp of their choice! Please link your card in the Hanna Stamps Monthly Challenge thread and use the Keyword HSOCT09 when you upload your card in the SCS Gallery. Winner will be selected during the release party.

A small note-- we'll be having a Sneak Peek Blog Hop on Sunday October 4th. More details in the Hanna forum to come!

Sneak peeks begin on Friday October 2, so be sure to check out all of the DT members blogs and the Hanna Stamps forum for all the sneak peeks.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!


Happy Fall-Sneak Peek KLM Digital Designs

Today I have two cards that feature the fall images from KLM Digital Designs that will be released on October 1.

I found a fall package of scrapbook paper in the 1.00 bin at Target which I thought would be perfect for this little pair of fall kiddo's.

The images were colored with copic markers and the edge of the Spellbinder labels 4 was sponged with Tim Holtz distress inks. With the multiple patterns already on the dp I decided to keep my cards pretty simple and only add a ribbon.

Be sure to check out the other DT members blogs for more sneak peeks and October 1 you will be able to purchase all of the wonderful new digital images.

Have a great Monday, it is my day off and I am going to have fun!!!

Catch you later,


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge

The challenge on the Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge hosted by Frances was to make a card using fall colors. I carried it a bit farther and made it fall colors with a fall theme. Gardner Hanna works for Lawn Work Hanna tasks too :)

I had just gotten this maple leave dp in a paper pack in the 1.00 bins at Target and I thought it would be perfect for this card. I used the Gardner Hanna from Hanna Stamps with the rake and the wheelbarrow also included in the set.

Colored Hanna with copic markers and free handed in a tree (the leaves have to fall from somewhere). I sponged in the ground in browns and greens and the blue for the sky was airbrushed on.

The fun part was punching maple leaves out of fall colored dp with my MS maple leaf punch and glueing them on to look like a leaf pile. The leaves were a little big proportionately but I think it turned out okay.

Used my Spellbinder rectangle scalloped die for the sentiment tag and made a second run through cutting it in half. Stamped on the Thinking of You sentiment (should have read, Wish you were Here :) ) and slid it under the narrow brown satin ribbon and my challenge card is ready.

Thanks for looking. I have to go to work today so not sure when I have another project for you but I have a Mo's Digital Pencil image colored, just need to finish the card. Maybe tonight :)

Since I have to go to work today, I need to keep plugging away. Have a great day!


Friday, September 25, 2009

To Friends!

Doesn't this image just give you a warm fuzzy feeling?!? KLM Digital Designs has come out with some new images that have the sentiment going around the outside of the image. Perfect for people like me who don't always leave room on a card for a sentiment :)
This image and several others will be available October 1 at KLM Digital Designs.
Right now you can get a wonderful Sunflower free image in the shop. Check it out and if you do download it and color it you can head on over to the Copic Buzz group on Paper Craft Planet where KLM Digital Designs is the sponsor this week for their challenge. There is the ghost and pumpkins I showcased a couple of days ago or you could do the sunflowers or both.
Well, I am coloring right now, imagine that:)
See you tomorrow.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trick or Treat, Mo's Digital Pencil

Last night Mo's Digital Pencil Paper Craft Planet group went over 300 members and when it hits a new milestone Mo gives us a freebie. Isn't this an awesome freebie?

I didn't want to color this darling image all black and I thought that I would use my favorite Halloween colors on it, orange, grey, and green. Bella and Bronte ( really a dog hiding under a cat mask) are off trick or treating. Yeah, he is thrilled I'm sure!!! LOL

Mo puts so much detail in all of her images, for instance the cat tail is tied on and there are dog bones in the pumpkin bucket that Bronte is carrying. Can you believe that anyone would put that much detail into something they were giving away? I don't really know her personally but I love her images and I love the way she treats her group members.

Hope you enjoy this little Halloween image. Tomorrow I will have a Friday Hanna Stamps Challenge card. I can't believe that it is friday already.

Gotta keep coloring... See you tomorrow!


Copic Buzz Challenge and KLM Digital Oct. Release Sneak Peek!

Katy, over at KLM Digital Designs is keeping her DT very busy this week. KLM Digital Designs is hosting the Challenge this week and next week at Copic Buzz on Paper Craft Planet.

This is the card I made from the free image that KLM Digital Designs posted for the Challenge:
This image was really fun to color with copics and the ghost is always a challenge to keep him looking white and ghostlike but adding just the right amount of grey and blue shading usually works for me. I got out my airbrush to color the orange "sky".

I didn't technically have to get out my airbrush, the compressor sits on the floor under my computer table and all I have to do is reach down and grab the trigger and hose which is always attached. I guess I am just lazy and I don't have to mask if I sponge :)


KLM Digital Designs is releasing 4 new images on October 1, boy are they cute and fun to play with. Here is my first sneak peek of one of the new images that will be available October 1 on the KLM Digital Design site:

This little Pilgrim boy with the Main Entre is colored with copic markers and in keeping with the vintage Old world feel I wanted to portray I used very neutral papers and my Spellbinder Label 4 die cut to cut out hte main image. Sponged with Tim Holtz distress Vintage Photo ink and then a few triple dots were added for added detail.

EK is the manufacturer of the photo corner punch that I bought at my LSS. Added a MS border punched strip through the middle and a brown check ribbon my card is almost done.

The final touch was a bronz brad in each corner.

Be sure to check out the images that the other DT members have created for this sneak peek and the Copic Buzz challenge.

Catch you tomorrow with something, how is that for narrowing it down. LOL



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wanna See?!?

Wanna see what you can get done if you don't do anything else for two days :). Hey, my kids are grown, my dogs don't care and my husband can pick up after himself!!!

Besides the projects that I have already shown you today I finished 4 more, here you go:

Elf Hanna from the Elf Hanna Mini stamp set, that was released in September at Hanna Stamps, is taking a rest while decorating the tree.
Colored with copic markers and sponged with SU kiwi kiss classic ink. Tied with a gold cord and a Noel button in the upper left corner complete this Happy Christmas card. There is a lot of sparkle that doesn't show up in the picture on the tips of the collar, the christmas balls, Hanna elf's slippers, belt buckle, and the bells on the end of the elf cap.

Not sure what this Riley's name is, but isn't she just too cute in her Halloween costume?

Colored with copic markers and designed around spellbinder nestibilities for the ovals and sentiment tags really a pretty simple card.
Next I have two Mo's Digital Pencil cards. A Karate boy and a Cute Witch:

I colored this little witch in purple and grey. Can you see the cat hanging on for dear life.

Colored with copics and sponged with Tim Holtz concorde grape distress ink.

Last but not least Karate boy:

Four of my grandkids are in Karate so to get these was a no brainer. The boys, Austin, Cole and Hayden are 8,4, and 7 respectively. Austin and Hayden are both blue belts and Cole is a yellow belt. Cheyenne is 9 and is a purple belt and I will do the little Karate girl for her.

I thought the dp that I found in my stash was perfect for the karate kids.

Well, I am coloring yet and my work week starts tomorrow, ugh, so I won't have as many projects, at least not multiple ones per day.

Hope you liked my projects and thanks for stopping by. It always makes my day to think that people actually take time to stop by and see what I have created.

Catch ya later,


Monday, September 21, 2009

Hanna Stamps Riley and Sock Monkey

When I got my DT stamps from Hanna Stamps this week look what was included just for fun!!!

Riley with his cute little sock monkey. Thank you so much Kristi!!!

Doesn't this just make you go Awwwww!!! I couldn't wait to color this sweet Riley and Sock Monkey.

This little guy isn't for sale at the moment but keep checking back as I have heard rumors that he will be available soon.

The blue and brown dp is from a mat stack that I got at Michaels called Cut n Paste from K & Company. The blue and brown cs are from my LSS.

The edges were sponged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink. I cut the ovals with my spellbinder nestibilities and scallopped oval as well. The labels were created with the scalloped rectangles that I cut out and then recut keeping the length and making two labels from the original one. I am still going to get the spellbinder tags but that will have to wait a little bit so for now I just have to be a little more creative :)

I have been busy today coloring and having a relaxing day.

I may post something later tonight, we'll have to see what I get accomplished.

Catch you later,


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Artful Sentiments by KimmBT Copic Challenge

Saturday means Artful Sentiments by Kimm BT Copic Challenge. Well, I couldn't decide what to do for this challenge until I saw the Fall Freebie at KLM Digital Designs group on Paper Craft Planet, it's free to join. Perfect for this challenge to use YG63, Y26, and V95. I had the YG63, Y26, and V06 so I went with that for this beautiful fall flower:

Purple is not usually my color of choice, thus the challenge :). I used the V06 for the flower petal section closest to the center of the flower and used V00 for the tip which I also highlighted with some white gel pen.

In retrospect, after seeing the copic markers in Kimm's post, my chart from Copic doesn't show the V95 as a light grape color but darker which is why I went with the V06. Oh, well I still like it!

The leaves are colored with BG63, which is one of my favorite greens to use, and highlighted with G99 and G85.

The flower center is colored with the Y26 mustard and highlighted with E25. Dotted with black Copic micro pen and white gel pen.

I didn't really want to distract too much from the image so I just went around the outside border of the purple dp layer with my double row cuttle bee.

To play along and see what the other DT members have to show you be sure to go to Artful Sentiments by Kimm BT Copic Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Catch ya later,


Second card for Digital Two for Tuesday Challenge

I have had this image, which I love, colored since Tuesday night but have had no time to make a card until tonight so here it is:

I guess I am in kind of an elegant vintage mood. This image was so much fun to color, thanks Cora. I kept the layout fairly simple except for the embellishments.
I added 3 scrabble blocks and a build a brad for the "E" of home on the brown check ribbon. A little lace doily in the upper right hand corner and some string faux pearls y card is complete.
Later today I will have the Artful Sentiments by Kimm BT Copic Challenge for which I used a KLM Digital Designs image, be sure to stop back.
It has been a long week and I need some hide in my craft room and ignore the world time and I am just going to take it this week-end.
Catch ya later,

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pirate Riley Genie bag!

Today is Friday and you all know what that means....Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge. The host this week is Cindy Haffner who chose a genie bag as the challenge. Here is my first ever genie bag:You can find the directions for creating the Genie bag on SCS in the Resources section.
I didn't actually have a bag that would work for this project so I made one from printer paper.

Pirate Riley was colored with copic markers and then the border was sponged with SU pumpkin pie classic ink. The Riley oval was mounted on an orange oval and a black scalloped oval all created with my spellbinder nestibilities.

The Halloween dp was some I had in my stash from Michaels and that was mounted on black and then onto SU pumpkin pie cs.

The eyelets were attached with the crop-o-dile and the orange black stitched grosgrain ribbon was threaded through the eyelets and tied in a loose knot to hold the top together making for easy access to the goodies that might be in the bag.

You should join us over at the Hanna Stamps forum for the Friday Challenge and show off the Genie bag that you create! If you do create a genie bag be sure to add the keyword HSC87 so we can see your wonderful project.

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesday Challenge using Bluebird stamps from Artistic Outpost

Digital Two for Tuesday Vintage challenge gives us 2 images to use and this week we were give the large next in the middle of the card. I thought it would be perfect to combine with the Bluebird stamp plate from Artistic Outpost.

The background paper was created by stamping the script stamp overstamped in Momento London Fog ink which was then overstamped with the birds on the wire stamp randomly stamped all over the background paper.

The left Spellbinder Label 3 label was stamped with the birds on sheet music stamp and the label on the right was stamped with the Bluebird carries the Sky on his back stamp. All were sponged with Tim Holtz vintage photo and broken china distress ink.

The main image is the digital nest that was offered for the Digital Two for Tuesday Vintage challenge this week. I stamped two of the birds from the birds on the wire stamp on the edge of the nest. The single birds are the small birds in flight from the same stamp. The silhouette birds on the wire were stammped as if the birds in flight were going to land on the wire as well.

This was so much fun. I added the Thinking of You sentiment from the Artistic Outpost Bluebird stamp set and all that was left to add were 3 prima flowers oversponged with broken china to coordinate and a dew drop flower center.

It's always fun to mix and match stamp sets for a really cool collage.

Hope you liked my creation tonight.

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Looking for Teen images?

I have teen age granddaughters that I struggle to find cards that they would like to receive. Mo's Digital Pencil has a grouping of 3 images called Dani and friends that are perfect for them. Here is the first one that I have colored:

Isn't she just sassy!!! I went with pink and orange for this image and I love this dp, which I bought because I loved it but have never used it until tonight.

Sponged around the copic colored image with worn lipstick Tim Holtz distress ink. A piece of white grosgrain ribbon and my card is done.

I won't put a sentiment on this yet, but will wait until I am ready to send it to one of the girls.

I just saw that Mo posted a new goth teen on her site tonight so go check out her stuff, she has something for everybody.

Thanks for stopping by, Tomorrow I will have my Artistic Outpost card which will be a combination Digital 2 for Tuesday with Artistic Outpost stamps. Just wait till you see it!!!

See you tomorrow.


Monday, September 14, 2009


This image is just too cute. I love Halloween and this image is so great to make a really cute quick card, and it is only a dollar. KLM Digital Designs has a bunch of images for a dollar and who doesn't have a dollar?
I used the Copic Gradiant Technique which blends colord very smoothly with a no line transition between colors. It may be hard to see but there are three colors of orange in the BOO. I haven't done this technique for a while and it really is one of my favorites. The hardest part is to stay in the lines because of the blending process.
I did add a group of punched out spiders to the image but isn't that little ghost just too cute.
I had the halloween colored dp in my stash. The solid cs is SU pumpkin pie and the sponging was done with SU pumpkin pie stamp pad classic ink.
I can't believe how fast this month is going all ready and before you know it, it will be Halloween!!! EEEkkk.
Not sure what I will finish for tomorrow, but I have a Dustin Pike image that I have colored, we'll see if I get motivated to create a card or not :)
I start working days tomorrow and I am not looking forward to it. The only thing that makes me okay with it will be that I available for Release Parties, now that you know where my priorities are :LOL :)
Well, I am going to quit jabbering and get busy creating something,.

Catch you later,


Pink Lily from KLM Digital Designs

Okay, this is one of those cards that took on a life of its own. I colored the beautiful lily image from KLM Digital Designs a few weeks ago but hadn't made a card. I thought that the pinks were so beautiful I wanted it to be a special card.
I sponged around the image with worn lipstick Tim Holtz distress ink.
I used several punches for this creation including the SU scallopped circle punch and a tag punch.
I used a white gel pen for all of the highlights and the center detail of the lily.
Maybe the scallopped circles was a bit too much, it was way too plain without them sooooooooo..... I went with them.
I really like pink and brown together and this dp is some of my favorite.

I am in the process of creating a cute Halloween card with a new KLM digital designs image that I just got today and I will be back with it later.

See you later,


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Challenge card and Ornery Kitty

I wanted to show you the card that I created for the Copic Buzz weekly challenge over at Paper Craft Planet. I belong to several groups over there but I just joined (found) this group last week. This week the challenge sponsor is Dew Drop Craftz who furnished the image to use for the challenge. Here is Chibi Princess my way!

I guess from the description that was offered with the challenge image is that the Chibi Princess loves glitz, glitter and bling. You all know I am not much of a glitz and glitter gal but I gave it a effort, after all it is a challenge right?

Colored with copic markers and sponged with Tim Holtz broken china distress ink. Miscellaneous dp and a MS border punch.

The glitz I used was to outline some features with my Sukara Stardust glitter pen in clear. I added blue dew drops to a couple of courners of the cards.

This challenge has different sponsors each week so if you like to use copic markers (not required) and love a challenge this is a weekly event that takes place on Tuesday here:


Couldn't leave you tonight without showing you a cute little kitty with a ball of yarn from Mo's Digital Pencil that I colored last night. I made the card this morning before the kids came over for dinner. We made homemade pepperoni/hamburger pizza yum!!!

Colored with copics of course, I used my white gel pen for the white around the nose and mouth and the tip of the tail. The fur was accentuated with the pen to look like ruffled fur LOL.
Okay, I just had to share!!!
Tomorrow I have a couple of KLM Digital Designs cards to show you.
Catch you later, time to color :)


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Monkey Business and Artful Sentiments Copic challenge card

First I have a darling little money just monkeying around from Mo's Digital Pencil. I thought this would be so cute for a kids card or a Hang in there card for someone who needs a smile. Who wouldn't smile at this little character?
Colored with copic markers and sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink. A piece of brown checked ribbon and this cute little card is ready to add a sentiment when I decide to send it.
I used Mo's Digital Pencil Chubby fairy 1 for the Artful Sentiments by Kimm BT Copic Challenge this week. The colors we were to use were RV25, R59, and Y38. Can you believe that I have 150 copic markers and I didn't have any of those three markers. I got out my handy dandy copic color chart, that I received as part of my registration packet when I took the Copic Certification Class last year. I used Y35, RV04 and R39. They are only a shade or two off the listed markers.

I used the RV04 as my main fairy frock color and shaded in with the R39. The magic wand and the fairy's hair are colored with the Y35. She just makes me believe that we can do anything, how about you?
A few brown dew drops and brown satin ribbon and my Chubby Fairy is ready to fly!
Today starts my new work schedule. I have to go to work at 1 and get off at 7pm. Monday I start going in at 10 a.m. and work till 5:00 p.m.
Just an update on my friend Cathy Tidwell, she's home and doing much better. She still has some recovering to do but it is sooooo good to see that she is able to make cards again and is back posting on her blog. Welcome back Cat!!!
See you guys tomorrow night. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 11, 2009

On Your Toes! Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge Card

Friday is my day to do the Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge. Today Kerry is the host and chose a sketch challenge, which was a great one. Sketch challenges are my favorite because I struggle with layouts, nice to have it done for me :)
Here is "On Your Toes!" Ballerina Sophie from Hanna Stamps.

I did pretty good following the sketch but did change the panel at the bottom going horizontally as it was just too much of the same color but the designer paper I chose didn't lend itself well to adding another so I decided to cut thin strips of the blue cs and with the red showing through it would work for the sketch. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!

The Spellbinders label 4 really added a lot to showcase the image, IMO, but I do wish that there were in between sizes so that they looked more like a border than the wide border, but I still really like them :)

Sophie was colored with copics and sponged with Tim Holtz weathered wood distressed ink.

The white lace insert in the blue scallopped side panel is from K & Company and is self adhesive paper lace.

Three buttons from my stash and my challenge card is done.

I think Ballerina Sophie is in the spotlight for today and just want to thank Kerry for the great sketch challenge.

See you later with a card that would be perfect for all of those little monkey's you want to send something cute to!

This is my last night of working nights until at least January so you won't see me posting during the day for awhile. I am so not a morning person so the chance that I will get up early enough to post something and get ready for work.... yea, probably won't happen :)

Tomorrow is Artful Sentiments by Kimm BT Copic Challenge day and wait till you see the card I did this week, no flowers and laid back images for me!!!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Artistic Outpost new release cards!

Today I have two Artistic Outpost cards from the new release sets that I had the priviledge of working on, The Outpost and Old Grist Mill.

This card was created using the Tim Holtz mini scroll mask sponged with frayed burlap distress ink over a piece of green dp with dusty rose roses.

Scallop oval is Spellbinders as is the plain edge oval. I love how the Old Grist Mill stamp looks like a newspaper clipper like my mom always saved.

The flower was colored with copic markers and punched out with the SU scalloped punch. The butterfly is a MS punch that I had embossed with a cuttlebug folder prior to punching.

I love the sentiments that are included in the Outpost and Old Grist Mills stamp sets.

Next I have my favorite stamp from the Outpost stamp set which is the windmill:

The windmill just reminds me of the farms in rural central Iowa where I was raised. Every farm had a working windmill.
The matt was stamped with the script stamp all over with versamark ink and the pocket watch from the Outpost was stamped with versamark on the blue card base layer.
The windmill stamp was colored with copic markers and the clouds were sponged in using a post it note mask . I tried to get the weather worn color red/brown for the barn, still think it is too bright but.... I liked the outcome with the other colors used.
Hope you have enjoyed these wonderful Artistic Outpost images, I sure love working with them. You can always dress them up or dress them down, they are perfect for every occassion.
See you tomorrow with the Hanna Stamps Friday challenge card and I used one of Mo's Digital pencil images for the Artful Sentiments copic challenge card for Saturday, so be sure to stop by.
Catch you all later,

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesday Challenge card

Yeah, Yeah I know it is Wednesday but I did download the image on Tuesday, does that count? The images this week are children from a vintage book that Cora shared with us for the weekly challenge. I chose the little bonnet girl at the beach.
The guest designer this week is Alex and her cards are super cute.
I went for more of a modern color scheme on this card using bright colors and funky dp but I think it worked okay.

My beach baby was colored with copic markers. I added the texture of sand using my copic micro pen and my Sukara stardust glitter pen to add the sparkle usually found on beautiful sand beaches. The water has lapped into the foot prints and under her feet.

I sewed the image to the pink cs and added a green grosgrain ribbon with a pink knot bow to keep with my pink and green theme. I added 3 spots in the upper right corner of the image using my crop-a-dile. I also sewed the dp to the white card base using a zigzag stitch, just a hint if you haven't sewed on cards before: Don't glue your papers together. I just put a short strip of tape in the center of the paper to hold them in place because you don't want the glue or tape to gum up your needle, you won't like the results :(

You should join the Digital Two for Tuesday challenges. You get 2 free vintage images and all you have to do is color. Post your image to your blog or gallery and link back to Digital Two for Tuesday. It is so much fun, go on over and give it a try.

Tomorrow I will have an Artistic Outpost card or two for you.

I finally got access to the KLM digital DT site so I could download some new images so you will see more of them soon.

Okay, I really need to go color, darn the bad luck :)

Catch you later, thanks for stopping by :)


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

KLM Digital Designs Fall card!

Good Morning,

Today I have new fall scene card created using the Harvest Scarecrow image from KLM Digital Designs. There are a lot of beautiful fall images available so go take a look at the store. Here is my card using the scarecrow leaned on a fence post with pumpkins, it doesn't get much more fall like than that!

Colored with copic markers and sponged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink. The yellow sentiment panel is a Spellbinders Label4 which I only used half just for some interest.

The random faux stitching around the main card base was created using my single row Cutter Bee bug.

Be sure to stop by the KLM Digital Designs Shop and see what wonderful new images they have. There are even images available for 1.00.

If I have time I am going to post my card for the Digital Two for Tuesday challenge. I have it all colored just need to make a card so maybe later today or tonight after I get off work.

Just a reminder that the Hanna Stamps September Release party is tonight at the SplitCoastStampers HannaStamps forum from 8:00 to 10:00 central time. I will have to miss this one because of work but starting on Saturday this week I will be working days again so I will be there for the next one for sure.

Have a great day, catch you later,


Monday, September 7, 2009

A Mo Digital Pencil Challenge card and .....

Okay, I haven't had much time to play today, has been a typical Labor Day and not as much time for creating as I would have liked but I did get two cards finished between "jobs".

Aren't these just the cutest little kids? I really like the way that the fur collars turned out. . I colored the white threads in the pink ribbon to match the pink/blue theme.

Next I did the first challenge on Mo's Digital Pencil PCP site. She provided the following image and left us to create a cozy reading scene. Here is what I came up with:

I thought the aqua/green was very serene and a great color for a reading space. The sentiment is from the Bookworm Hanna stamp set from Hanna Stamps. I just thought it was perfect for this card. I crocheted the flower but I need more practice :).

Tomorrow is Digital Two for Tuesday challenge day and tomorrow night will be the Hanna Stamps September Release party at the Hanna Stamps Splitcoast Stampers forum. Wednesday I will have an Artistic Outpost card for you.

I should have some new projects using KLM Digital Designs very soon. I have been chosen for another term as a DT member and can't wait to get started. Two of the other original DT members are on the new team too and I am anxious to meet the new 9 members!!

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

I love when I have time to color!

I have two more projects to show you tonight. In honor of my MIL who is 87 today I colored MUMMU from Mo's Digital Pencil. I love this free spirited Grandmother ! I titled this card "Just Dance", why not?

Isn 't this a fun image. I love to color and with this image there are so many possibilities.

And in keeping with the So much fun images that Mo's Digital Pencil has there is this Chubby Fairy #1. I'm sorry but you have never seen a fairy so you don't know that they don't look like this ....Yeah, She's still got it! Are you ready?

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday week-end. I still have one more day to play. I did finally take a break and deep clean my upstairs and shampoo my craft room carpet. That's about enough housework for awhile LOL.

I am going to have more projects tomorrow just not sure what yet. Guess you will just have to come back and see LOL.

Catch you later.


Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge card

The Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge this week was hosted by Ilina who chose an inspiration challenge. I don't remember if I have ever done but one other inspiration challenge but they are a little intimidating to me :O The picture had lots of rectangles and earth tones.
I decided to do a quilt square card with the Happy Halloween scarecrow colored in neutral tones, I think that meets the challenge requirements.
I drew the rectangles by hand with my Copic micro pen. I stamped some of the accessory stamps into the rectangles and sponged around all the edges including the inside edges. The accessories were colored with copic markers as was the scarecrow image.
I mounted the scarecrow image on foam pictures mounting tape on the brown mat layer to add some dimension to the card.
The only embellishment that I added was a trio of punched spiders and an orange button.
Be sure to go check-out the sneak peeks going on right now at the SCS Hanna Stamps company forum and see all of the awesome new sets and Riley's that will be released on Tuesday night.
I won't be able to attend the Release party this month because I am working nights for one more week and after that I will be there.
Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

I Believe--

Okay, I have become obsessed with Mo's Digital Pencil images but can you blame me. You all know that I live to color and they are so perfect. Here is another absolutely darling little Christmas mouse image:

Mo's images are drawn so that the detail stays very fine and the lines don't detract from the image which sometimes happens with digital images when you resize them.

I didnt' use Christmasy colors yet! I just love the expression on the little mouses face.

I used copic markers and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz broken china and peeled paint and fortunately the combination matched my cup color :) I love it when my method works. I almost always color up some images and then match them to dp, doesn't always work but I can usually add distressing colors to give the illusion that it did. Now I am telling my secrets LOL!

Here is another quick card that I made with a free digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil Paper Craft Planet site. I am warning you right now, if you go to her site you will not come away without at least one image in your shopping cart. Consider yourself warned. Here is a little oriental girl that was a freebie on Thursday:

Isn't this sweet. I colored with copics and then used my Oriental tree stamp to create the main card dp. which I overdrew with the Sukara Stardust clear glitter pen. You can't really see the sparkle in the photo. There is also glitter pen used on the butterflies and swirls on her kimono.

I am coloring today, but have to work tonight. I have colored two more really great Mo images that I still have to make cards but you will probably see them tomorrow so check back.

Have a great week-end.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Look what I found!

Through a DT friend, Peggy Marsh aka The Wired Angel, I found this awesome website for the most detailed digital images. The site is Mo's Digital Pencil. I have a blinkie banner on the sidebar linked to her store. Check it out, you're gonna love it!

I bought a couple of images night before last and have been in coloring heaven ever since. Here is my first card:'s all in the Accessories!

Every time I look at this little dog it makes me laugh. I haven't decided if he/she is aggrevated because of the big collar or if it makes them feel Big and Bad!! Either way it is adorable.

I colored with copics of course and sponged with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink. added Sukura stardust pen to the spikes and name tag on the collar.

The dog tag is the Round tab punch SU with a tiny hole punched to add the jump ring. I added my dog print twill ribbon I found at Hobby Lobby and tied the dog tag on. Added the silver brads at the bottom to coordinate with the spike collar.

Don't you agree that this little dog Is All That!!! LOL

I have a couple more beautiful images colored and will be making cards today or tomorrow.

I am getting my Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge card done right now. Hanna Stamps sneak peeks for the September release next Tuesday started today. Check out what the DT members have done. Sure wish my DT term had started this month, the new images are awesome!!!

Catch you later,


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Two more Artistic Outpost new release etched glass projects!

I can't say enough how much I love these new stamp plates from Artistic Outpost. My mind just keeps coming up with more and more projects that they would be perfect for....that's a good thing! Oh, gawd! I sound like MS :O Anyhoo, here are two more etched glass projects created with the Old Grist Mill stamp plate:
The oval mirror was purchased at an antique shop in Kansas a few weeks ago with this project in mind, I thought the oval fit the waterwheel stamp perfectly. This was my very first project etching glass and I had so much fun, I did the one below as well :). It is hard to tell from the picture that it is a mirror because I had to turn off the camera flash to be able to photograph it. (You can see my hand reflection in the paddlewheel). The metal frame was brown and a little rusty so I took the frame off of the mirror and cleaned it up and used Tim Holtz Pearl Mixative and Denim alcohol ink to create the faux marble frame. The prima flowers are sponged with denim blue Tim Holtz distress ink and my etched mirror was a success. I love it when what I want to do turns out good enough to show you!!!

Because I wasn't certain exactly whether I would ever want to do any glass etching again I bought a kit at Michael's because I knew I was going to do an etched glass something :) for this release. This glass square was the practice glass in the kit. Not wanting to waste anything I actually used the glass to create my project.
I followed the glass etching tutorial instructions on SCS for the most part. The Armour etching cream that I used said the leave the cream on no more than one minute and the SCS tutorial said 5 minutes. I did both with the same results. So with time usually of the essence, one minute is fine.
I got the self-adhesive aluminum edging at Michaels, in the Tim Holtz section, and spot welded a metal D ring on the top for a hanger. I had never spot welded before but it was kind of fun. Not something you could do with kids around though as the spot welder tip gets 900 degrees.
I really like the way that these two etched glass projects turned out and will be doing more etched glass in the future.
Have a great day.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Welcome to the Artistic Outpost Blog Hop!!! We are previewing the three wonderful new sets available at Artistic Outpost right now. Here is my favorite project created for the release:

Stamps from both the Outpost and the Old Grist Mill stamp sets were used to create this collage. The photo strip was created using the photo strip border from the Happiness Stamp plage.
The flowers and leaves were stamped randomly on the main background cs and colored just enough to add some fall toned color. I cut the main image in the shape of a house.
Be sure to check out the wonderful samples from the rest of the Design Team and Guest Design Team using the links below:
Gerrie Johnnic Kelly Burton Lisa Somerville

Cathy Edgar -me
Debby Boltman
Judy Hayes
Lynn Stevens
Robin Willis
Sharon Briss
Susan Conrad
Toni Tessler

Check out the stamps sets here:

The newest three collections from Artistic Outpost have a very natural vintage style, an ode to simpler times.
We were inspired by some of our favorite quotes of Henry David Thoreau. His simple advice to "simplify, simplify" are words we shuld use in our daily life - the hustle and bustle of work, home and community - as well as in our art.
How often do we need to stamps! Just the act of simply putting ink to rubber is calming and rewarding.
We hope you find simple inspiration to created something that makes you happy.And, we know you will love and want all three. So for a limited time, we are offering 20% when you purchase all three stamp collections. Simply use coupon code: September2009 at checkout.
The Outpost: This collection is inspired by our Serenity signature set and continues this theme with a much larger image of our "outpost". You will love the versatility of this collection including the ATC sized farm house and the nostalgic pocket watch.
Old Grist Mill: Artistic Outpost is in the south where covered bridges are not quite as common as they are in other parts of the US and Europe. However, we absolutely long to be driving though the countryside in the fall, stopping at each covered bridge and just listening to the "clippety, clap" of the tires going over each floor board. Again, we are reminded to enjoy simple beauty.
Generation Redux: The vintage images are all grunged up a bit in a unique collage style. They are designed to go with not only The Outpost and Old Grist Mill, but think of using them with Home as well. We love this generation and find that this style of photo stamp is a perfect versatile style to add that "human" element to your creations.
To see more samples using these 3 new plates, visit the Artistic Outpost Gallery.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Digital Two for Tuesday Vintage Challenge

Yep, it's Tuesday, that means Digital Two for Tuesday has a new guest designer and two new images. This weeks Guest Designer is Helen.

I names this bird "Dapper Dan", don't know why but the whole time I was coloring him that is what I called him, don't you agree?

The image was colored with copic markers, I added some white highlights with a gel pen and some clear sparkles with a Sukura stardust pen.

Don't you love the little awning. This is a stamp that I found at a Trash to Treasures store in Kansas when I was visiting my daughter a few weeks ago. You just stamp the awning out and cut it along the solid lines and it folds to make a 3D awning.

Stop by the Digital Two for Tuesdays Challenge site to get this and an Owl image that I am finishing a card for as soon as I finish this post. The price is right and if you are like me you are always looking for quality Vintage digital images, Cora saves me a lot of work as she does the searching for me!

In case you decide to play along the directions for posting your cards is on the challenge site. There is a new guest designer each week and Cora has asked me to be the Guest Designer for the week of October 13th. I don't know what the images will be but I know they will be awesome.

Thanks for looking. I will post the Owl picture either later today or tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.