Wednesday, June 29, 2011

TSB - A Note of Thanks

I've had this TSB (The Stamping Boutique) digi image "Plant" for awhile now and finally got a chance to use it as I wanted to make another Thank you card to have on hand.

I coloured the image with copics and then cut out with nesties.  All DP was from Basic Grey's Lemonade collection.  I love this line due to all the fabulous colours!  I added some ribbon, buttons and liquid applique (love this stuff) around the image and the sentiment was one from a Hero Arts "From the Heart Greetings" set.  The border punch used on the bottom is a SU punch.

I was inspired to make my card based on the pinks, cream/white with a hint of green in the following photo over at Papercraft Star and will be entering it into their current photo inspiration challenge:

I will also be entering it into Crafty Creation's Challenge #125 to create a Thank You card.

Remember if you create a card/project using an image from The Stamping Boutique you can enter it into our monthly contest in order to win FREE TSB images!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SOS Challenge #6 - Scrap Attack

I love that I'm a part of the design team with the talented girls over at SOS (Shopping our Stash) Challenge Blog.  I'm amazed at all the inspiration I get from seeing what everyone come up with each week using their stash of supplies.  This week's challenge "Scrap Attack" is a fantastic one:

Use only scraps for your project - (card base or similiar "base" ok to use new) but use some of the scraps- paper, ribbons, the odd single embellishment, etc OR recycle something- redo a former card, use something that was intended for a different purpose- ribbon from a package, coffee cup sleeve, corrugated paper, button from a shirt, etc. 

This should be easy, right??  I know I have an accordion file full of scrap papers so I'm sure you do to!

Here's my card for this week:
I managed to use scraps from Basic Grey's Green at Heart line, Bo Bunny's Vicki B paper pad & I think the other one is from My Minds Eye and is probably one of my oldest scraps.  The ribbon was from a drawer full of little cut scraps of ribbon that I've been hanging on to.  Even this image was one I got in a swap so long ago and hadn't had a chance to colour so it was nice to finally use it!

I can't wait to see what you come up with using your scraps!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge #71 - A Recipe!!

This week over at Critter Sketch it's one of my favourite type of challenges, a Recipe Challenge!  That's right....we want to see the following:

2 different colours of cardstock 
1 prima or paper flower 
1 image 
1 sentiment

That is pretty easy so I expect you to play along!!  I used a Gorguss Girl image "Just a Girl" for my card.  I had this image coloured for awhile so it was nice to finally use on a card.  I used pink & blue cardstock, a small paper flower in her hair and added a "Miss You" sentiment to complete.  I added a couple of extras (ribbon & pearls) too!

Our sponsor this month is and if you play along you have a chance to win a $9.00 gift certificate to their store!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!  

Have a great week everyone!  It's only a 4 day week here in Canada and I'm going away for awhile after that so here's hoping the week passes quickly :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #75 Sundae Bar

We've opened up the Sundae Bar again over at Paper Sundaes for Challenge #75.  This week we would like to see you create something using 2 or more of the following:  Gems, Purple (my favourite colour), Paper Piercing or Wings.  Sounds fun, right?  For my card I used Purple & lots of it, wings (on my image) and one gem (in the centre of the flower).

I used one of my favourite fairy images called "Angelica" from the Wags & Whiskers Fairy Line over at Stamp & Create who also happens to be our sponsor for this week.  This store is amazing, and carries so many great lines you'll be sure to find something you want NEED!!

I coloured my image with copics, added some sparkle using my spica pens & paired up with DP from Bo Bunny.  I can't wait to see what you come up with using our fabulous Sundae Bar toppings!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Got Sunshine??

So I honestly think I made this card for myself.....things haven't been going the greatest lately so I made this and will leave it on my crafting table so I have something bright & cheery to look at and make me smile.   I love this fabulous digi "Sunshine" sentiment made by Tracey from The Stamping Boutique and wanted to use it as the main focus of my card:

Something cute, quick & simple which is perfect to have on hand.  Did you know that we have alot of new digi images over at TSB?  You can check them all out in our What's New section!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SOS Challenge #5 - Tools of the Trade

I can't believe it's already our 5th challenge over at Shopping our Stash Challenge (SOS) Blog!  We've had so many fun challenges already and I'm using up so many of my neglected supplies which I LOVE!!
This week our challenge is called TOOLS OF THE TRADE:

Use some of those tools we bought but don't use often.. could be your eyelet setter, circle cutter, decorative scissors, fastenator, tiny attacher, cropodile or maybe you have an embossing folder that has not yet been used or has been neglected- use it and post what you used in your blog post.

I use my Cuttlebug often to cut Nesties and use it to emboss on occasion but my go-to embossing folder always seems to be my swiss dots one & I have tons that I don't EVER use (I KNOW....shame on me, LOL)!!  I needed to make a card for my Dad for Father's Day and he's not really a card kind of guy so I kept it really simple:
I used my neglected star embossing folder to create this background and then distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink.  I added some Tim Holtz Chipboard letters that I distressed with the same ink & added some chocolate brown pearls in the top corner.    I can't wait to see what you come up with when you play along this week!! Isn't it great we are all using our neglected supplies?

My card will be entered into the following challenges:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #74 - Easel Card

Happy Sundae!!  I had so much fun making my card for Paper Sundaes Challenge #74 - Easel Cards!  I made a circle easel card for the first time ever and it was so much fun!  I will definitely be making these again.

I cut the base out of Bazill Cardstock using my Scallop Nesties and put the card together.  All DP was by Bo Bunny and the copic coloured image is Tilda with Balloon by Magnolia.  I added some glossy accents to her balloon after colouring it with my spica glitter pen but the sparkle doesn't show up too well in my photo.  I added some liquid applique to the scallops, added some pink ribbon & pink flowers to complete the top portion.  For the bottom I added some different pink ribbon, a Happy Birthday sentiment stamped on some chipboard and some pearl brads holding it together.    I will probably give this to by best friend for her birthday in August if she doesn't see it on my blog before then :)

I hope you will play along with us this week and show us your easel cards for your chance to win a gift certificate from our monthly sponsor Simon Says Stamp!

My card will be entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Let's Play Bingo (I used Flowers, brads, sentiment but realized it will also fit the shape, ribbon & sentiment line too!
Your Next Stamp Challenge #44 - Seeing Shapes (Shaped Cards)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SOS Challenge #4 - Stampin Up Silver Snowflakes

It's time for another challenge over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) and our 4th challenge is titled appropriately SOS!!  This means we would like to see the following:

Any combination or one of the follow categories:

S- any products from companies that start with S - Stampin' Up, Stampavie, SEI, etc.
O-ocean or nautical, seashore, underwater creatures, etc.
S-things that start with an S like seashells, silver, seam binding ribbon, scoring, silly, stripes, seagulls stitching, etc.

For my card this week I kept it all really simple and I think this is the first time in well over a year that I didn't have an image I had to colour on my card!
I know it's a Christmas card & it's only June but I need to get a head start & it fit this challenge for me :)
I started with white Stampin Up cardstock that I received in a swap from a friend that had embossed snowflakes on it.  The embossing folder is a Stampin up folder.  I then sponged silver ink over the whole card and added some silver rhinestone brads.  The sentiment "Season's Greetings" is from the SU set called Many Merry Messages.  I hope that is enough things that start with the letter "S".  This was super easy to make and I think may be my Christmas card for this year!!  

I hope you'll play along with us over SOS this week and see what other SOS themed projects the DT came up with!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge #69 I Love Chocolate!!

For Critter Sketch Challenge #69 the theme is I Love Chocolate (use the colour brown)  and we are being sponsored by Stamp Fairy!  I used one of the fabulous freebies from their website here called Oscar for my card!
I coloured the image with copics and used up some scrap paper from my scrap bin so I'm not sure of the manufacturer.  The flower brads I've had for quite a while and never used but the colours worked perfect for this card.  The sentiment is from another stamp set and the ribbon is also some scraps left over!  I've decided that he is a cute little chocolate bear :)

Hope you play along and have fun with our I love Chocolate (use the colour brown) challenge this week!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #73 Girly Girl

Happy Sundae!!  For Paper Sundaes Challenge #73 this week we are asking you to show us your girly girl cards!  Our sponsor this week is My Favorite Things (MFT) and they carry such adorable images perfect for girly girl cards!  I used a stamp by Pure Innocence from the Because You're Special set available at MFT & a fabulous lacy die-namics die also from MFT:
I coloured her with copics & all paper is from my Bo Bunny Vicki Pad except for the polka dot paper which is by Bo Bunny but is called Tutu Dot.    I cut the sentiment out from the DP as well and added this cute little flower button which I've had for a while.    I love these sweet little images and want to get all of them now :)

I hope you'll play along with our Girly Girl challenge this week!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bright & Cheery Thank You!!

It's been a really long week for me & it's only Wednesday so I decided to make something bright and cheery to brighten my mood.  I used this digi image called "Coeopsis" from The Stamping Boutique to make my card:
I figure you can never have too many Thank You cards on hand.  This image was coloured with copics and I used cardstock & DP from my neverending scrap pile.  The Thanks sentiment stamps was picked up from Michaels $1 stamp bin quite some time ago.  The button has also been in my stash for a very long time.  I have so many buttons & really need to start using them more.

I'm off to make lunches for tomorrow and head to bed!  Here's hoping the rest of this week goes by quickly :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SOS Challenge #3 - UFO Sightings!!

I LOVE the title for our Challenge #3 over at Shopping Our Stash (SOS) Challenge Blog!!  We've called it  UFO (Unfinished Objects) Sightings from Area 51 AKA your craft room!!  That's right.....we want you to dig deep and pull out those unfinished projects and get them done!!  Now when I first heard about this challenge I thought....WOW I don't have any unfinished projects but then Carla, our fabulous leader said what about images you pulled out and haven't coloured or images that were coloured that you hadn't made anything with?  That's when the big lightbulb came on :)  I have a box full of images I coloured over a year and a half ago when I first got my copics and was in a mad colouring craze but wasn't really making things.  I pulled out this super cute Whipper Snapper image called "Baseball Brandon" and made this super sweet card for my son Tyler:
The other great thing about this card was I used all scraps (paper is an old Daisy Buckets Designs) and embellishments from my stash!  WOO HOO!!  Super simple card and super cute too!  I can't wait to see your unfinished projects this week so be sure to play along with us in the Shopping Your Stash Challenge!  Our design team has some pretty fabulous projects to show you this week too!  

I will be entering my card into the following challenge:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #72 - Let's Get Sentimental!!

Happy Sundae!!  I love Sunday because it means its time for another challenge over at Paper Sundaes!  This week we have a fabulous sponsor Whiff of Joy and our challenge theme is "Let's get Sentimental"!  Super easy, right?  All you need to do is make a card/creation and add a sentiment or make the sentiment the focal point on your card.  Since Whiff of Joy is our sponsor I decided to break my promise on not purchasing any new stamps/supplies for awhile and purchased this cute digital image called "Prima Ballerina Nora".   I love that Whiff of Joy now has Digi images, it was something new I learned and they only cost 2,50 Euro!
Isn't Nora so adorable?  She was coloured with my copics of course & cut out using some of my nestie dies that I don't think I've ever used!!  I'm on a big "using my scraps" kick since I have tons and I think it is from a My Minds Eye Totally Girl paper pad.  I distressed the edges with burnt umber ink and added two strips of ribbon also from my scraps, a few brads (which of course I couldn't centre if my life depended on it) and this fabulous sentiment which I found as part of a set called I Hope You Dance over at Create with TLC.  They have some great sentiments and images listed there!

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Use digi image (both the main image & sentiment are digi)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Simply Scrapping Ribbon & Lace - Marie Antoinette

The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring a challenge over at Simply Scrapping Crafts and the Challenge is ribbon and/or lace.  I decided to colour up the new TSB image called Marie Antoinette.  There is alot more detail on the image but I just wanted Marie for my card so I cut her out once she was coloured with copics.   Isn't she just beautiful?  She would be perfect for vintage cards too!
I used this fabulous paper from my Bo Bunny Gabrielle Paper pad and added some dew drops, a velvet ribbon and some lace (which I airbrushed with my copics to mats), a flower by recollections and a corner die from Sizzix.  Definitely a fun card to make!  If you make any creations using TSB images don't forget to enter it in the monthly contest here for your chance to win some free images!  Did you also know that TSB now has it's own challenges?  You can check them out here!

The Stamping Boutique One Stop Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!  Today The Stamping Boutique is having a One Stop Blog Hop!  Be sure to hop on over here and check it out, it's only one stop and there are lovely creations to be seen!