Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Patriotic Boy with Watermelon!

I absolutely love this little guy, Patriotic watermelon boy. Just for July 4th Sue, artist extraordinare, of KLM Digital Designs created 3 digital images for our coloring pleasure. I have previewed all of them now and they are sooooo much fun. The dog image is currently free so dash over and get yours and color it for the 4th you will love it.
The only thing that really needs explaining on this card is the stardust clear glitter pen that I used for the fireworks. I also used the red glitter pen on the fireworks too. I stamped the fireworks with Tim Holtz faded denim distress ink.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my Artistic Outpost 4th of July collage.
Have a great day, I have to go to work after while.

Patriotic Girl--What a cutie!

I fell in love with this little Patriotic Girl from KLM Digital Designs the second I laid eyes on her. I couldn't wait to print her off and start coloring her. I spent all day coloring today, yeah I know it's a tough job but somebody's got to do it :).
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

Almost 4th of July Already!!! Free Digital Image!!!

Where is this year flying to....I can't believe that in 5 days it will be July 4th. Here is my first of week long 4th of July cards:
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

Sorry I am late!

Sorry I am late posting my Artful Sentiments Copic Challenge card today. Actually I showed it to you day before yesterday, remember when I said I was working on a challenge card? I was using the GinaK Designs, Eclectic Summer StampTV kit Hot Air Balloons.

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.


It's Friday that means Hanna Stamps Challenge!!!

Hanna Stamps Friday challenge this week was hosted by Frances. The challenge was an awesome sketch challange.

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

Take me Away!!!

I am really having a ball with my new StampTV kit called Eclectic Summer. I have finally had a little time this week to just "play".
Today I was working on a challenge card and wanted to use my GinaK Designs Eclectic Summer StampTV Kit, boy say that three times fast, and I wanted to use the hot air balloon. I stamped the one single hot air baloon in the middle and colored it with copic markers, big shock I know :)I decided that it was missing something so I thought that it would be so pretty with a field of pretty flowers like you were looking at the hot air balloons in the distance from a field of flowers.
I stamped the flowers from the flower barrell on a strip of white cardstock and colored them in with copic markers to match the colors I had used in the balloon. I cut the row of flowers out to be glued to the bottom after I sponged around the edges.
Still missing something so I stamped another hot air balloon on either side of the first balloon and left them uncolored. The edges were sponged with Tim Holtz Faded denim distress ink and Adirondak Juniper ink.
The layering of the card is pretty basic, nothing too elaborate as I wanted the balloons to be the main focus of the card. Tied a black and white check ribbon around the main card base and my card was complete.
Now I have to go to work because GinaK Designs has a release party tomorrow night on the GinaK Designs forum on SplitCoastStampers. I will be at work but you know that I will be at the store as soon as I get home from work. If you haven't already, check out the DT previews that have been going on this week. I have been coming home from work, grabbing a bowl of ice cream, and checking out all the previews because most of them post at midnight. Pays to be a night-owl :)
See you later, hope you liked the card.

Long overdue Thank you and Happy Mail!!!

A few weeks ago Sharri Seffens, fellow StampTV follower, gave me this Lemondade Blog Award. I was so honored that she thought of me when issuing them to 5 blogs that inspire her. I am always shocked and humbled when people tell me that my blog inspires them, but I guess that is why I have a blog :)

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

Summer Harmony--Artistic Outpost

I love mixing the different stamps from my Artistic Outpost sets, the sets compliment more than one set making each set more versatile.

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

New Release Today--KLM Digital Designs

Isn't Emily Ballerina from KLM Digital Designs just adoreable?!? She reminds me of when my girls were little and took ballet.

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!!!


My Sunday StampTV challenge card and some exciting news too!

After being out of town last week-end, having to work all week, and then having my husband's Birthday Friday and Father's Day today I have been a little busy trying to catch up on home and more importantly stamping!!! I finally got a change to do the StampTV challenge's I always try to do on Sunday. I combined the Color Challenge hosted by Jennie and the sketch challenge hosted by Jessica. Both were great challenges ladies. Here is my card:

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

It's Saturday, that means Artful Sentiments Copic Color Challenge !!!

Isn't King Toad, from Dog Gone Stamps, the cutest, homely dude you have ever seen! He makes me smile every time I see him. I thought he was perfect for the copic challenge this week for Artful Sentiments by Kimm BT.

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

Friday Hanna Stamps Challenge/Hanna Stamps Guest Designer Call final entry

My post today will be my Friday Challenge card for Sandra's wonderful stars and stripes challenge on Hanna Stamps and my final entry for the Hanna Stamps Guest Designer Call!

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

Out of the box Daisies

I really like the out of the box flower images that were just released at KLM Digital Designs. I colored the Echineaca flowers in pink and because I like pink and black together I cut all my matts and then sewed the panels together.
Because I am the bright child, I placed my card on black cs to photograph so you can't see the black panel showing 1/4 in around the pink checked layer :)
The only pink ribbon that I had the right color had white stiching, so I colored the stitching with my black copic marker. Three black brads at the top and my card is complete.
It feels good to be back home and I will have a Father's Day and or Birthday Card for you later. Tomorrow is my husband's birthday and of course Sunday is Father's Day.
See you all later,

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Look what my Granddaughter made!

I went to Kansas to a baby shower for my oldest daughter, Nicki, on Saturday and spent Sunday with her and two of her daughters Cailyn and Alexa. Sunday evening I went up to Kansas City, Missouri to my daughter, Michelle's house to spend a day with her family.
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

Hey there Chickadee!

One of the new June 8 release images from KLMDigital Designs was a chickadee. I have grown to really like bird images on cards so here is my chickadee:

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

Hi All,

Artful Sentiments Copic Challenge #12
I know that it is a very late challenge post but Kimm BT had a very bad storm in her area last night and she is without electricity and no way to post her challenge blog and last week's winner at this time. Those things just aren't always the most important things in life. We have heard that she is fine but has no electricity.
I am going to go ahead and post my challenge card for this week.
The colors this week were B02, BG09,R32 other red I used was R08. I love these butterflies from GinaK Designs Take Flight stamp set. I added the foliage from another GinaK Designs set called Botanical Gardens. I sponged with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick distress ink.
The dp is some I had that I couldn't find a name on so it is categorized as misc. dp :) but the colors were perfect for my butterfly. I added a flower sateen flower colored with my copic markers and some foliage punched with my Martha Stewart punch.
The copic colors I used were just the four mentioned for the challenge. I started with the darkest blue working from the butterfly body outward. I added teal satin ribbon and teal half pearls .
We all hope and pray that Kimm and her family are only without electricity and no other damage was done to their home.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge/Guest Designer Call entry!

I am so happy to have time to do the Hanna Stamps Friday challenges again. I used to do them all the time and then my work schedule changed and life got in the way but I am back. This is the third week in a row I have been able to do a Friday challenge on Friday :) I am also entering this as an entry in the Guest Designer Call.

Here is Perfect Present Hanna!

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!


Polished Stone BG with Stained Glass Balloons?

Polished Stone background is the Technique this week on StampTV. I have done this technique many times but not usually this large of a picture. My favorite fixative to get the marble look is Pearl.
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

Masculine card for Hanna Stamps Guest Designer Call

Here is one more card tonight for the Hanna Stamps Guest Designer Call. I created a Father's Day card using one of my favorite Riley's, Airplane Riley. Here he is:

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!


Hanna Stamps Guest Designer Call

Hanna Stamps has issued a call for guest designers. When I first started stamping with other than SU stamps I chose two companies that had stamps that I loved. GinaK Designs and Hanna Stamps. Here's hoping for a chance to become a guest designer for Hanna Stamps. Here are my two cards that I have completed for the call so far:

I made this card using Cafe Hanna. I followed the Friday Challenge that Cindy Haufner issued to use pink, burgundy and circles.

I colored with copic markers, added a sponged edge to the main image and tied a burgundy ribbon around the center.

Pretty simple but that is me :)

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

Vintage Bluebird--Artistic Outpost

Good Morning,

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

Release Day is here!!! KLM Digital Designs

Today is Release Day for KLM Digital Designs new images and they are so adoreable. I have really loved coloring them and you need to check them out. Check out these two cards I made for the final preview day:

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!


Whew! Almost done!

Well as I stated yesterday I was going to move my stamp "stuff" downstairs and have a designated space to work. I worked my little legs until they wouldn't go anymore but I am 95% done. Here are some pictures:

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 .
I need some wall decor but that will come in time.
The only thing that I bought for this "move" was the over the door kids shoe storage to hold my punches. Yeah, it is full. I didn't put my Marvy punches in here because they are too heavy and I don't use them as much so easy to pull from a tote.

This is a view of the closet where I have all of my embellishments, My wood mounted stamp sets. I only have the ones that I use all the time, the rest are in under the bed storage bins in the spare bedroom for my hundreds of SU sets that I won't part with :)
This is a view of the area with the closet door
open. I only have two small tables set up because if I have more they will just become too cluttered, but if someone comes to stamp with me I have two additional tables that can be set up.
I will use my cuttlebug more since I have all the folders and my nesties are right there too!
I have my sewing machine plugged in and ready to pull up onto the table where the laptop is when I want to sew on a card.
My air compressor and copic airbrush system are plugged in and ready to use too. It will not have to be moved as there is enough hose to reach where I want to airbrush on the work table on the left.
My rolling computer chair works great for this L-shaped work area.
I am typing this from my new space and love it. It isn't fancy but it works for me. What do you think?
I will be back shortly with two more projects for the KLM Digital Design release today.
bye for now,

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wish me Luck!!!

Today I decided that it was time to move my craft room out of my bedroom and use 1/2 the finished basement that doesn't get used except for when the kids and grandkids come. I have a large walk in storage room with shelves already built in that would be perfect for my totes of embellishments, and all my "stuff" I can use my compressor and airbrush anytime . I have a bathroom down there and a 25 in tv and DVD player.

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

New Release KLM Designs and Artful Sentiments Copic Challenge

Hi Everybody,

Sorry I am late but my daughter came over to do some landscaping so I am a little late with my post but I have two projects for you today. First I have a new release image from KLM Designs:

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:

I colored the cute little Skater boy from KLM Designs to make a cute boy card to say congratulations or you are a super kid or a Birthday 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

StampTV color challenge

Cammie came up with a rather fun but challenging color challenge this week on StampTV. Use Red and Blue but do not make a Patriotic card. Here is what I came up with:

I used a top note die for the main image and stamped the butterfly from GinaK Designs Take Flight, masked it and stamped the two roses from A Year of Flowers also from GinaK Designs.

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!


Another Sneak Peek of Anna Banana

What a cute couple!!! Anna Banana and Carl the Clown from KLM Digital Designs. You can't look at these little cuties without smiling, you know I'm right!!!
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

Christmas in June?

Hi everyone!
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

Here's Anna Banana!!!

KLM Digital Designs is releasing a group of new stamps on June 8 and this darling little clown named Anna Banana is one of them.

Even though her name is Anna Banana I decided to color her in pinks and lavender's and give her brown hair.

Very basic card so I won't go into the card making details. I colored with copic markers and added a Giggle sentiment 3 buttons and 3 strands of loop edged ribbon.

Be sure to check out the current images available and also the other DT girls blogs for more sneak peeks of the new images coming June 8.
I have another Anna Banana card for you tomorrow so be sure to check back.
I will also have an Artistic Outpost card tomorrow.
See you later,

Monday, June 1, 2009

KLM Designs Great Father's Day image!

Golf Buddy from KLM Designs Digital Shop is just the perfect Father's Day or Birthday image for that golfing man in your life.
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!