Thursday, September 30, 2010

Elisabeth Bell Blog Candy

Oooh! Did you see the fabby candy over at Elisabeth Bell's blog. It is in honor of the Company Spotlight on Susana's Art and Card Design....

There are actually TWO pieces of Candy - one set from myself and one set from Susana - that one lucky winner receives! Offered by the generous Susana herself, here is what one lucky winner will receive:Candy #A From me: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD’s Sampler #5 (that’s SEVEN stamps) PLUS I Will Leave the Light On (making it EIGHT stamps) which I will mail out to the winnerPLUSCandy #B From Susana: 1 (one) Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Sampler of the winner's choice (which is around SEVEN stamps) which will be sent out via the wonderful Susana!That is a total of around FIFTEEN Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamps to one SUPER LUCKY winner!!
Pop over to Elisabeth's blog and enter to win!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WOYWW 69.. and enabling...Copic X-Press It Blending Card

I like this whole What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday thing....even though I don't have a work desk... I usually just stamp on a tv tray! Well...here is what I am working on this week. I decided to play a bit with my new Copic X-Press It Blending Card sample pack that I got from All That Scraps.


Here I have stamped Sweet November Stamps Fathom Calmsea in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a sheet of X-Press It on the left and a sheet of PTI Stampers Select White cardstock on the right...which has been my go to cardstock for copic coloring for a while now. PTI cardstock is a brighter white and has more of a tooth than the X-Press It... it is also heavier cardstock 110 lb as compared to X-Press it which is 92 lb and very very smooth...reminds me of SU! Whisper White in smoothness.


LEFT- X-Press It Blending Card RIGHT- Paper Trey Ink Stampers Select White

I chose some colors from different color families (B0000 BV02 and BG05) to test out the blending capabilities of this new cardstock....

I used the mostly the feather blending technique on the tail to blend these three colors and as you can see from the results... the X-Press It Blending Card makes blending pretty easy. I had to work on the PTI a lot longer to blend these three colors together and you can still see a strong line of demarcation between the colors in the mermaid tail. If I had used anymore ink it would have bled way outside the lines.
On the X-Press it, I was able to go back in after I had let it sit and blend it even more. Blending colors the other colors (YG21 YG23 YG25 and Y13 Y15 Y19) on the starfish and seahorse was a cinch...I barely had to use any strokes or any ink...
Since I am very short on crafting time and energy... I like anything that makes my life a little easier. This cardstock makes blending quicker and easier for me. Plus using less ink is also a bonus! Even though it is a bit pricier than what I am used to, I will definitely be ordering some more X-Press It Blending Card! (*PS- I still love my Paper Trey Ink for clarity and vibrancy of the image*)
If you would like to get some X-Press It Blending Card of your own to try...here are some places that carry it:
Allthatscraps- $5 10 Sheets

Papermaniac- $4.19 10 Sheets

oozak.com- $44.95 125 sheets (free shipping on $50+ orders)

icopic.com- 57.99 125 Sheets, $15.99 25 Sheets, $42.99 65 Sheets (SCS2010 $8 off coupon code)

7kidscollegefund.com- $9.99 24 Sheets

iheartpapers.com- $5.25 12 Sheets

thebearyscrap.com- $9.99 25 Sheets

ellenhutson.com- $5.49 10 Sheets

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I won at Color Me Copic!

Happy Tuesday! I was the very lucky winner last week for Color Me Copic's challenge # 4... coloring straight hair. Lucky me! The prize was a stamp and viva decor pearl pen from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. I can't wait to get my Elisabeth Bell Winter Susan stamp.

There is a new challenge and 2 part tutorial by Elaine up this week sponsered by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps- Coloring Animals/Teddy Bears! I can't wait to try my hand at this one. Don't miss out on the 10% off coupon that Sparkle is offering during the contest.

YAY! My sample pack of X-Press It Blending card arrived yesterday. I can't wait to get home and stamp out some bears and get to coloring.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sweet Fairy

Happy Friday! Yay! I made this card a while back and finally came up with a sentiment for it. Gotta love dollar bin rhinestone stickers from Michael's. Originally I wanted to use one that said Wish...but it got all tangled when I tried to remove it from the plastic backing sheet. My solution was to just cut around the word and adhere the whole plastic sheet to my card.

I am helping out my best friend at her Grandmother's Estate Sale/Yard Sale tomorrow so I probably won't post again until next week. If you are in the Central New Jersey area and want to check it out, it is at 53 E. Somerset Street in Raritan.


Recipe: Winter Fairy Digi Spesch Stamps, Studio 18 Rhinestones, DCWV Linen Closet, Making Memories Fresh Anthology Sydney patterned paper, Washi paper, Bow Easy, Copics (sorry lost my color listing...BG0000 B00 and B60's for sure)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hello Diva!

Happy Thursday! I can't believe the week is almost over. I am so glad though, I am very tired this week. Too many late nights I think. I have been staying up late stamping and watching all the new fall shows! I just love it when all the shows start up again in the fall.
Here is a card I put together using one of my Kenny K girls. Just love his illustration, it is so sassy!

Recipe: Download Diva Kenny K digi, SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes, SU! patterned paper from stash and Black cardstock, SU! Ballet Blue Stampin'write marker, textured cardstock from stash, CC Designs Copic Quality White Cardstock, flowers from bridal aisle at Michael's, Want To Scrap pearls, Kaisercraft die cuts, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy,
Copics: EOOO EOO R01 E31 E34 E37 E57 E79 BG0000 BG01 BG05 B60 B63 B66 BV0000 BV02 BV04


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Musical Birthday...and copic tip

Happy Wednesday! The week is halfway over, yay! I am so mad, I missed Glee last night. I hope I can watch it on the Internet...the 15 minutes that I caught at the end were awesome.

In keeping with the musical theme, here is a card I was asked to make for a friend of a coworker for her 90th birthday. I decided to go for something a bit conservative. No characters and no copics...I know shocking right?

But I do have a copic tip for you. If you haven't been on Sharon Harnist's blog lately there is a post about Copic 6 marker sketch sets now being sold at Hobby Lobby. I really like the color choices in those kits Pale Pastels (YR31 YR12 BV01 BV0000 BG15 BG11 and Perfect Primaries Y19 Y13 R46 R43 B04 B00). I like that these sets give you two each of 3 shades that you can blend with..nice little kit if you are just starting out and are too timid to order your markers online .

Also on Sharon's Copic Info page she has a link to a great chart from Just Rite Stampers. They have jumped on the PTI and Flourishes bandwagon and are selling Copic Collor Collections in quads and trios. Here is the link to the chart on Sharon's blog- Just Rite Stampers -Copic Color Collections . It has some really good color combinations on it and you can print it out for your reference.

Oh and here is a picture of the inside of my card. I haven't decorated the inside of a card in quite some time. I like how it turned out. Maybe I will do it more often...nah I know I won't. lol!


Recipe: SU! Sentiment, PTI Vintage Cream cardstock, SU! Chocolate Chip, River Rock, and Kraft Cardstock, Basic Grey Capella paper and doilies, Prima Say It In Pearls and flowers, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Autumn!

I figured since the equinox is upon us, that a fall themed card was in order. I love the fall, it is my favorite time of year. I am not too big on hot weather, winter is just too cold...spring...too much with the Hay Fever...but Fall, yup that is my favorite season. I got the idea for this card from a scrap piece of paper that I had punched out a bunch of leafs from...I though the negative space would look cool on a cardfront. Happy Monday y'all!

Recipe: Autumn Fairy digi by Spesch stamps, SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment, SU! Old Olive Cardstock and stampinwrite marker, PTI White cardstock and patterned paper(dots), DCWV Safari Chic cardstock, trim from stash, Studio 18 Rhinestones, EK Success leaf punch, Spica clear glitter pen, Copics: E0000 E000 E00 E02 E04 Y32 YR24 BG0000 0 G82 YG03 YG93 YG95 YG97

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Rhiannon!

I made this card for my BFF Rhiannon's Bday! She is a very groovy chic so I thought this card was perfect for her.
Recipe: Tickled Pink Lil Lolita Hippie Willow digi stamp, Sentiment Amy R Summer Fun stamp, Cosmo Cricket Pixie Licious patterned paper, PTI cardstock, Blue Moon charm, SU! Groovy Guava ribbon, Prima Flowers, Prima Say It In Pearls swirl, Memento GrapeJelly Ink, Making memories trim, Labels Eight, Copics E50 E53 E97 E0000 E000 BG72 BG75 BG78 G82 V01 V04 V09 B0000 B91 B95 B99 R01 R02 R05 Y000 Y11


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Kellita


Here is my card for the Color Me Copic Challenge #4 -straight hair.
Recipe: Tickled Pink Lil Lolita Limited Edition Kellita digi stamp, SU! Sentiment stamp, PTI cardstock, Prima Say it In Pearls swirl, Cosmo Cricket Pixie lixious patterned paper, Nestibilities Labels Eight, Prima Flowers, Making Memories crotched trim, Grape Jelly Memento Ink, SU! Groovy Guava Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Deja Views Painted Wood Buttons, Copics E31 E35 E37 E57 V01 V04 V09 B0000 B91 B95 B99 E0000 E000 E00 R01 R02 R05 Y0000 Y000 Y11



Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!


Hi Everyone...

Just thought I would stop in to show you what is on my workdesk... (yes that is actually the foot of my bed since my desk is totally covered in supplies ) ...

I have a great idea in my head for this card for the Flutter By Wednesday challenge/Color Me Copic Challenge # 4....and just have to make it all come together.
I have been waiting for this Cosmo Cricket Pixie Licious paper in the mail to use with this Lil' Lolita Hippie Willow stamp and it just came Friday. I even picked out a cute sentiment that says Have a Groovy Day from Amy R's Summer Fun Sentiments...
I've got the hair all colored based on Amy Young's straight hair coloring tutorial over on the Color Me Copic blog... to enter in their Challenge # 4. I was a busy bee coloring over the weekend... I just need to finish an entire image... I have about 15 of them partially done... but I would rather match my coloring to specific papers instead of trying to scramble and find paper to match what I have already colored. I have had such a crafter's block for weeks. I think I just had a random case of the blahs! But now I am excited and ready to make some cute cards. Yay!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Marle!

Today is my BFF Marle's Birthday! I can't believe I have been around for almost 20 of her birthdays so far! Feels like we were 13 just yesterday!


Recipe: Stamps- Fairy Fae Digi by Tiddly Inks, Amy R Stamps Summer Fun Sentiments, Paper -Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice, PTI Vintage Cream Cardstock, Ink- Angel Pink Memento Ink, Making Memories Trim, Nesties Labels 8, Prima Flowers, Pearls, Diamond Stickles, Copics: BG0000, T0000, R81, R83, YG03, YG63, E50, E53, E97, E0000, E000, E00, R01

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Have you seen All That Scraps... Love Lolita preview?

OMG! I saw this adorable card of Tori Wild's over on the ATS blog and I just had to share! Check out the Preview over on the All That Scraps blog for the upcoming release Monday 10pm....I am loving this Love Lolita Witch stamp...and Tori's card...I love the colors. Such a vibrant and fun take on Halloween! You can enter to win the stamp too!
I can't wait for Monday...I want to get Amy Young's Sweet November Twisted Sisters Oleander stamp too! Then I will be all ready for Halloween! Oh wait...guess I need some Halloween papers too...