Friday, April 22, 2011

Have an Egg-ceptional day!



Just stoping in to share a quick 5 minute Easter card. I made it last night for my dad. I was so busy watching Vampire Diaries and being stunned at what was going on that I didn't get around to making the card until 9. I was way too tired to actually color in all the Easter eggs so I decided to paper piece them. I used copic markers B00 and Y17 to color in the small dots on the eggs.


Have a lovely EASTER weekend!


Ingredients: Recollections trim and pearls, DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy cardstock, Stampin' Up Wagon Full of Fun stamp set, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Copic markers B00 and Y17

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Easter Anya!

This week I have a quick card to share (sorry about the annoying flash).
I wanted to do a little something cute for Easter so I used the free Easter Anya digi from The Greeting Farm. I hope you likey!






Also, I thought I would share some Copic Color Combo Pages I made for my journal with the new copic colors.



Ingredients:

Stamps: Easter Anya digi by The Greeting Farm, sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up!


Paper: Cardstock- The Paper Source, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, DCWV Glitter Stack, PaperTrey Ink Gridlines


Ink and Accessories: Grape Jelly Memento Ink dew drop, Pearls and Rhinestones from stash, SU! Dimentionals, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Copics: E31 E33 E35 E23 YR30 YR31 V12 V15 V000 RV63 E00 E11 R20 E0000 E81 E87














Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy New Baby!

My pastor recently became a grandpa for the first time so I made this card for him. While I was coloring the super cute image (by TAC) it occured to me that I don't color correctly with my copics. What I mean is, according to Marianne Walker and Suzanne Dean, you are supposed to color with the flat side of the brush tip of the marker, not directly with the tip. (COPIC TIP) I never really thought about it until now...but I have not been doing that. Apparently you can actually ruin the marker tip and eventually bend or damage the nib if you color directly with the pointed tip all the time. So I tried to color with the flat side of the nib as best I could with out going outside the lines, I mean obviously you need to use the tip to get inside the really small spots. This is definitely something I will have to keep practicing with and will change my coloring technique dramatically.
I really like this sentiment from The Angel Company. I think it fit perfectly for this card.
Ingredients-

Stamps- The Angel Company, Stampin' Up!

Paper- Bluebell cardstock from the Paper Source, American Crafts Glitter Cardstock, Prism/Bazzil Simply Smooth, DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy

Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Bahama Blue dew drop ink, Antique Linen Ditress Ink, Copics: B000 B00 B02 B04 E33 E35 E37 Y17 Y21 Y32 Y35

Accessories- Sandylion Essentials Baby Boy Special Delivery and ATD Flutter Puffy Msg Happy stickers, Standard Circles Spellbinders Nestabilities

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sketches for Cards iPhone App review...


So as you may have read I recently got an iPhone and have been obsessed with it ever since. It is my best pal, goes everywhere with me and I always am using it. Well mostly I read iBooks on it...(reading Betrayed from the House of Night series by P.C. Cast now). I have been terribly mojo-challenged for a while now but so I decided to search for a crafty app to get me back to my first love of crafting. There are tons of scrapbooking apps out there but yesterday- I came across the Sketches4Cards app by Anam Stubbington and I love it!


This is a sister app to the Sketches2Scrapbook app and they have a web site as well (http://www.sketches2scrapbook.com/). There is a free version of the app with 12 sketches that you can try and then the paid version with 116 sketches ($4.99). It is basically like having a book of sketches and samples that you can carry around with you in your pocket! LUV IT!


I can just hop on my iPhone to get inspiration whenever I need it. There are over a hundred sketches to choose from and beautiful card samples that you can see when you tap on the sketch. You can search by themes or just browse through the sketches and the ingredients are listed for each sample.





Verdict: This is a great app full of inspiration for those of us who get MoJo challenged from time to time for less than the price of a craft magazine.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WOYWW 96

My desk is not too messy only a few stamps left out that need to be cleaned!
I decided to play along with Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday this week. I hope you like my card and what's on my desk....I actually made a card this week. Woo Hoo! I am on a roll.
It is a birthday card for my manager's birthday on Friday. I made this cardbase about a year ago when I first got my Janome Sew Mini Sewing Machine.... I was cleaning up a bit over the weekend and found this and a few other cardbases so I decided to use it. I thought the colors were dark enough that I could use it for a card for a man. I hope he likes it! While making my card, I learned a little something that I never noticed before. Distress ink does not play nicely with my clear stamps! I must have tried stamping the sentiment 4 times before I realized it was the ink and not me or the stamp. I finally tried again with Memento ink and got a perfectly clear image.


Stamps: Tiddly Inks digi, Inkadinkadoo Cardstock and Paper: Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, PTI Stampers Select White, Paper and random yellow cardstock from stash... Ink and Accessories: Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa dew drop, Janome Sew Mini, Making Memories Buttons, Martha Stewart Foam Dots, Ric Rac and rhinestone from stash, Copics: BG000, BG05, BG07, E40-E43, E50-E53, Y000, Y13, Y15

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wedding Mania Continues...


Hi everybody! I know I have been pretty quiet lately. I am suffering from always a bridesmaid syndrome. I am in two weddings this year, one in June and one in July so I have been busy busy busy with my bridesmaid's duties. One actual fun duty is that for wedding number two I have been asked to help make the invitations. It is a bit last minute so I am feeling the pressure on this one. Here is the prototype invitation I have come up with so far. It is just a rough draft based on what the bride specified that she wanted. (Gate fold enclosure with a ribbon band and lots of embossing inside and out. She wants custom silver glitter lined envelopes too- oh what a joy those will be to line!). I still need to get some fancy script monogram stamps for the letters on the front, but overall she likes how this turned out. Can wait to make 100 of them!



Cardstock- Paper Source Black and Soft White

Stamps- Stampin' Up Friends 24-7, Baroque Motifs, MSE funtastic letters

Ink and Accessories- Ranger Bridal Embossing Powder, Stampin Up Black Embossing Powder, Versamark Dazzle Ink, Icicle Stickles, Papersource Bluebell satin ribbon, SU! Square punches