Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some more Copic fun

Reminder: Tomorrow noon Eastern Time is the deadline to play along with last week's TGIF sketch challenge to win the Copic blog candy- two copic sketch markers and a 12 marker plastic case.


Make sure you link your version of the sketch to Mr Linky: here.

Here is TGIFSC7:

Here is my sample.


To play along, link your version to the Mr. Linky below. Next Friday I will select a winner - this week's blog candy will be 3 Copic Sketch Markers.













This is Dani by Elizabeth Bell for SCACD.


Here are the Copic colors used.


Recipe: SU: Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP, Non- SU:Dani by Elizabeth Bell for SCACD stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copics, Paper Piercer, Matt Pack


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lil' Suzie


I just love the new Elizabeth Bell for SCACD stamps. This one is called Susan.

I actually doodled and colored on acetate with copics for the frame.

Recipe: Stampin Up Bashful Blue cardstock, Tea Party Designer Series Paper, Copics: C1, C3, BG000, BG05, BG10, B34, B91, B95, B97, YR23, Y08, Y26, G000, E27,YG03, E59, E000, E00, E11, R20, 0, acetate, georgia pacific white cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Angel Anya and sketch challenge reminder...

Reminder: This weeks blog candy is two brand new copic sketch markers and I will even throw in a bonus 12 marker plastic case. You must link to your finished card using sketch # 6 using Mr. Linky by 12pm on Friday July 31st.

More coloring with Copics:

I just love these cuties from The Greeting Farm for coloring with copics. For a beginner like me it is nice to have a bold openline image that is not too intricate. I tried to really work on getting the highlights to show in the hair. I really like how this turned out.

Recipe: all supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted- Whisper White Jumbo Brads, Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue cardstock, Tea Party Designer Series Paper, Angel Anya Stamp from The Greeting Farm, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Copics: E000, E00, E21, R20, BG000, C3, 0, Y000, YR23, Y23, E35, R81, RV11, RV000

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last Deal of the Week

The 5th Deal of the Week:
Get the Heart to Heart Punch! You're going to LOVE our Heart to Heart punch, especially July 27-31 when it's just $10.99—that's more than 30% off the regular price of $15.95! This punch coordinates with the Love You Much Stamp Set and is great at creating decorative cut outs in your cardfront. Get this one while it is on sale!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Miss Anya

I absolutely love the Miss Anya collection from the Greeting Farm. They are just so cute.

Recipe: Miss Anya stamp, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, and Regal Rose cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot DSP, Dimensionals, Mat Pack and paper piercer, Georgia Pacific White Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copics: E000, E00, E21, R20, R81, R85, RV95, Y23, YR23, E35, 0 and C1




Saturday, July 25, 2009

4th Deal of The Week

Can you believe we are up to the 4th Stampin' Up! Deal of the week? This week's deal is:
Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware Sale Price: $18.99 Regular Price: $29.95 This is a savings of $10.96.

If you would like to order this week's deal you can go to my online store to place an order. Order must be placed by 12pm MT on Monday.

Friday, July 24, 2009

TGIF Sketch Challenge 6 and Blog Candy


Here is this week's sketch and below is my sample. Since I am Copic crazy, I have decided that this week's blog candy will be 2 copic sketch markers. BG000 Pale Aqua and V000 Pale Heath!
To enter just post a link to your card in Mr. Linky down at the bottom of this post by 12 pm EST next Friday.

Recipe: SU- Blooming Beautiful Stamp Set, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP, Pretties, Rich Razzleberry Marker, Jumbo very vanilla brad, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Non-SU- Copics: BV000, BV00, BV04, V06, Y23, YR23, E35, YG00, YG03, 0



Thursday, July 23, 2009

REMINDER- Mystery Blog Candy for TGIFSC!

Don't forget- tomorrow at noon EST is the deadline for this week's TGIF sketch challenge. Please post your link in Mr. Linky to your entry to be eligible to win. The prize will be a brand new package of 12 X 12 Designer Paper. A new sketch challenge will be posted tomorrow.

My Copic collection has grown....

Copics! Copics! Copics!
I love my new Copics so much that I decided to put them in a couture carry case and take them around town with me. It is an Oscar De La Renta makeup bag I got for my Birthday. ;0) It had 3 compartments so I can stash all my markers and scissors and adhesive and make cards while I am on my lunch break or at the doctors office or where ever I end up.


I am also diligently working on my swatch book. I got a swatch template file and chart with all the RGB approximations for the copic colors and can't wait to use Kuler to generate color combinations for all my different copic colors. I highly recommend getting the file. You can download the swatchbook template for free and purchase the COPIC Digichart at Sally McDonald's site for $2.95. Here is the swatch template I am using. I made a generic version out of Sally's so that I could print them in bulk onto Georgia Pacific Cardstock and write in the color names as I go. Thank god for Walmart and affordable paper that I can experiment with. I love some of the other papers out there like Gina K or Copic Papercrafting paper but at their price I don't feel good about scribbling on it.



Sunday, July 19, 2009

Special thanks to Ellen and mystery blog candy reminder!

Reminder: to win this weeks mystery blog candy make sure to play along with Friday's sketch challenge and link to your card using Mr. Linky. Blog candy winner will be announced this Friday.

I have been having the hardest time finishing this wedding guest book I am working on. The wedding is next weekend and I needed to get this done today but I was not sure how to decorate and arrange the inside. Well, I was surfing around looking for inspiration and I ended up on Ellen's site and saw a scrapbook layout and though, hey I have that Big Shot die... and then a whole concept came to me for my project. You can see Ellen's version here. Thanks for this inspiration!


Here is what I came up with:

I tied two different ribbons around the cover of the scrapbook and adhered a Jolee's Happily Ever After Sticker to the front. I also used the letters from K & Co and adhered the word Guest to the front of the book as well (forgot to take a pic of that). On the inside cover I used the So Swirly Big Shot strip die and gold paper for an accent.

For the inside pages, I used all SU! supplies and stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and Bridesmaid specialty cardstock using Sahara Sand Ink and stamps from the Wedding Sweet stamp set. Then I adhered very vanilla cardstock I ran through my printer and matted it on Sahara Sand and Soft Suede Cardstock.






Here I used some scrapbooking paper from my stash and decorated the borders with Martha Stewart border stickers and matted squares stamped with a stamp from the Wedding Sweet stamp set.

Finally I added some scrapbook pages in the back that the bride and groom can add their photos to using DCWV and Michael's Black tie supplies and some Canson specialty metallic paper.






Saturday, July 18, 2009

Flutter Decor Elements


Here is my new love. My new netbook. I decided to give him some personality. My room mate and I were joking around and named him Wally when we needed to set it up. Wally is definitely a metrosexual kind of netbook. He is purple after all. I used the So Saffron Flutter Decor elements to really personalize him. I just love how the So Saffron contrasts with the purple. I like how easily you can remove the decor elements too... I got a little too happy writing all over them so I decided to take some off and even though they are on there securely, they just peeled right off with very little effort and no mess left behind. You really can use them on any non-porous surface.

Friday, July 17, 2009

TGIF Sketch Challenge # 5 and blog candy winner

Here is this week's TGIF sketch.

Here is my sample, it features my very first Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm. Flutter Anya. Isn't she precious!



Recipe: Pony Party Stamp Set, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, and Whisper White Cardstock, Scallop Edge Punch, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Tea Party DSP, Dimensionals (All SU!) (Non- SU supplies: Flutter Anya by The Greeting Farm, Copics: V000, V95, RV11, R22, R20, Y26, Y21, E33, YR00, E00, Stickles, Kaiser Kraft Halfback Pearls

Last weeks mystery blog candy winner is Ari Macias! You can see her card here.

Ari you have one a pack of Bella Rose DSP! I will mail it out to you on Monday.

To win this week's mystery blog candy: Make your own card using TGIFSC5 sketch and link to it using the Mr. Linky below. A winner will be announced next Friday.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quick and Easy Chic Boutique card

Hi all! Here is a quick 5 minute card I made at my desk at work during lunch. I made it out of some random paper and cardstock and a piercer and a white gel pen. I cut out some images I was practice coloring on with my Copics and popped them on here. (Please excuse the poor photo quality- took the pic with my cell phone).

Recipe: Chic Boutique stamp set, Tea Party DSP, Certainly Celery cardstock, Mat Pack, Piercer, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker (Non- SU supplies- Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black Inc, Copic Papercrafting and Illustration Paper in Natural White) Technique- Faux Stitching

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Teddy and Train

I'm back finally with a card. I have been practicing my Copic coloring all week and colored all the images on this card with my Copics. Layout inspired by Sketch Saturday sketch #58.

Recipe: Teddy and Train stamp set, Tea Party DSP, Bashful Blue cardstock, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Silver 5/8" brads(all Stampin' Up!). non-SU supplies: Copic markers E00, R02, E25, E33, B000, B14, YG00, YR00, RV11, C3, 0, Copic Papercrafting Illustration Paper Natural White, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink