9/2/14

Ladybug Crafts Ink - SAY WHAT?



Hi friends!

Ladybug Crafts Ink is closing its doors - I know, I'm sad too! The design team and MANY past designers are joining together to showcase their favorite image - clear cling or digi. I have made 4 cards, all the same, just mixing up colors - they are totally CAS but I love them all.

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And with all going out of business news - there is a sale too; MEGA SALE which runs through the end of September so you have PLENTY of time to shop, but don't miss out, once September 30 is here, the doors will close forever. :(

I am using Make A Wish Nikki; like I said, 4 cards, all the same just switched up the colors. Each has a lot of wonkiness going on - love that! I'll share each one over the coming weeks.


Thanks for peeking in; hope you'll stop by the Challenge Blog and see the long list of amazing creations, then pop over to Ladybug Crafts Ink and pick up your favorite stamps, digis, or embellishments...and then take some time to join the fun and send LCI off in style!

Hope you have a great week!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Make A Wish Nikki
Papers: GKD 110 lb. white, Tim Holtz water color paper, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice 
Accessories: watercolor crayons, Copics, clear embossing powder, Espresso Dimensional Pearls, Distress Markers, MFT Blueprints 15, MME enamel dots

Challenges:

9/1/14

2 Cute Ink - Anything Goes

Happy Monday my friends - and for some of us, IT'S A HOLIDAY; yippee, a glorious 3 day weekend!

This week at 2 Cute Ink, we're showing off anything goes and boy does the design team have some amazing projects for you! Check out all their amazing work HERE.

This week I'm playing with Ice Fishing Penguin - I love this image and totally used it for something besides a winter themed image. You know, "collecting birthday fishes (wishes) for you!"; fun play on words. You can see all Heidi's images HERE.

The image was printed on Neenah white card stock and colored with Copics; I used a white gel pen to highlight the water. The bucket and fish were printed twice, the 2nd one cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I added glossy accents to the fish for a more realistic finish - you know, slimy fish! HA! I added some clear wink of stella to the cute little penguin.



The rest is straightforward and simple. Thanks for popping in; hope you have a great week! Find some time to create and join along with our Anything Goes challenge - we can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Ice Fishing Penguin
Papers: Neenah White 80 lb. card stock, PTI Black, Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice (inside)
Accessories: white gel pen, clear Wink of Stella, nesties, Copics, Janome Sew Mini, MFT Blueprints 15

Challenges:

8/29/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Tic Tac Toe



Hi friends - it's a great weekend to join us over at Crafts 4 Eternity where we are playing Tic Tac Toe!
One lucky person will win 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments Designs! So come along and play, this is an easy recipe! :D You can choose any three in a row - vertical, horizontal, or diagonal...just not 3 random squares!

I used the upper left to the lower right - something old, the color blue (teal) and something new. My old could be a couple things - the falling hearts stencil or the Project Life Cards. My new is the silver thread and the heart dimensionals - they're cute eh? My blue...well, a few colors of teal, aqua, blue.


I stenciled using the falling hearts stencil, layered on a wad of silver thread (wad - sounds pretty technical! HA!), layered a couple Project Life cards, added some doodling with my white gel pen and a few heart dimensionals and voila - a completely clean and simple card - not to mention quick!

Hope you'll join the fun this week; we love seeing your creations!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: PTI Signature Greetings
Papers: GKD 110 lb. white
Ink: MFT Spearmint
Accessories: silver thread, white gel pen, heart dimensionals, falling hearts stencil

Challenges:

8/22/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Seaside

Greetings friends - hope you are having a great week! Our youngest 2 started school and our oldest moves to college TOMORROW; needless to say, it's been an emotional week. Haven't shed a tear though! :D Yeah me!!

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, our recipe challenge is projects with a seaside theme or element - perfect for what I created!! And don't forget, just for playing along, one person will win their choice of 2 images from Stamping Boutique. I used to design for them, they have FABULOUS images; hope you'll join the fun!

Our oldest will be living in a 2 x 2 suite at college, we had already made a gift for her roommate but then the girls decided to get a little something for their suite mates. Therefore, I made these little gifts which say "just cruising by" and on the inside, "to say hi!". What a fun treat!





The bags are filled with whipped cream soap and nail polish, the school colors are purple, grey and white, so I thought the 2 different colors of nail polish would be perfect! I colored the sail boats to match the bags and used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banners cutting the smaller tag from PTI's Hawaiian Shores with the score line just past the crease to it created a card tag; then cutting it again with one pass through PTI's Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst. I then cut circles from the pink card stock, added a white nestie circle in which I stamped the sail boats. I colored the images with Copics and added some white gel polka dots to the one image. The pink layers are mounted with dimensional foam so I could add the waves, also from Taylored Expressesions.

Lots of fun; hope the girls enjoy them and thank YOU for popping in - have a great weekend!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Pirate Mouse
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow, Copic XPress It, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice
Accessories: MFT stitched circle dies, Janome Sew Mini, clear Wink of Stella, gold sparkle gel pen

Challenges:
  Digit Sketch Challenge - Summer Fun

8/18/14

Arrrr Matey!

Hi friends!

Welcome back to a surprise release from 2 Cute Ink! Heidi has created some ADORABLE pirate images - you can see all the images as well as the design team creations at the blog - HERE. We're also having a recipe challenge - RED, ORANGE, and BLUE.

I am using Pirate Mouse - cute, cute, cute eh? And I do not like mice, but seriously, who would not love this image! I colored the image with Copics and a sparkly gel pen for his hook, the layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #231 (SSSC231). The papers are from MME (Cupid's Arrow) and are actually love themed - you'd never know it huh? They worked perfectly for my little mouse.



Thanks for popping in; hope you check out all the creations and images at 2 Cute Ink.

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Pirate Mouse
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow, Copic XPress It, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice
Accessories: MFT stitched circle dies, Janome Sew Mini, clear Wink of Stella, gold sparkle gel pen

Challenges:

8/16/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Something Old

Hi friends! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity our recipe is something old...and not just me the stamper - HA!

Be sure to stop by the blog to see if you were a winner from last week AND to check out all the amazing designs this week! And just for playing along, one person will win 4 free images from Sassy Studio Designs!
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This is a card set I made several months ago - but the image? It's OLD, so old that I can't even find it on the maker's website anymore, guessing it's retired? :-/ It's cute and swirly and pretty! The image is from Unity. It was stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with Zing Rouge powder. The sentiment is from PTI's Big and Bold Wishes and was stamped with MFT Jellybean Green, a little birdy was added from PTI's Little Bitty Bird set; I added some shading with Copic markers.



Thanks for stopping by; won't you join us for a simple recipe at Crafts 4 Eternity? We love seeing your creations! Have a great weekend!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: PTI Little Bitty Bird and Big and Bold Wishes, Unity ???
Papers: PFT Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse, GKD 80 lb. white
Ink: VersaMark, MFT Jellybean Green
Accessories: Zing embossing powder, MME enamel dots, PTI Little Bitty Bird die

Challenges:

8/8/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes

Another easy peasy recipe at Crafts 4 Eternity - ANYTHING GOES; everyone loves that recipe and we love seeing what you create. Be sure to stop by the blog to see if you were last week's winner AND be sure to play along this week!

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This weeks prize is kindly donated by Stamping All Day! One randomly selected winner will receive 3 downloads from their fabulous collection.

I made this wedding card quite some time ago but haven't shared it - a bit of mixed media thrown in for good measure. :D


I used the falling hearts stencil for some various colored modeling paste hearts and sprinkled on clear embossing powder; once they were dry, I heated them for a nice glossy finish. The heart is a shaker with lots of "X's" and "O's" showing through the vellum. The world "love" was cut numerous times from white card stock and once from blue, I added clear Wink of Stella and glossy accents to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join the fun at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: PTI Just a Kiss (inside)
Papers: Tim Holtz water color paper, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Bazzill blue, vellum
Ink: Distress Inks - Barn Door, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire
Accessories: MFT Heart Full of Love die, glossy accents, clear Wink of Stella, falling hearts stencil, modeling paste, clear embossing powder

Challenges:

8/4/14

2 Cute Ink - Country Horse 2

Welcome to the first post for the new design team for 2 Cute Ink - Heidi has truly adorable images and I'm so excited to be a part of this group!

This week we are all using new images by Heidi - horses and there are some seriously cute horses in this release. You can see all the new images HERE as well as many other cute images too!

I am using Country Horse 2 - LOVE the cowboy hat and 'kick up your heels' horse! I decided to make the image super fun by combining it with PTI's Shakers + Sprinkles - I added some silver stars - to match the silver star on the horse, some pink sequins and some faux confetti, they look just like real confetti you would sprinkle on cupcakes. I added a happy birthday sentiment to the front as well as a "sprinkled" message to the inside.




Be sure to pop over to the 2 Cute Ink blog to see all the amazing images and meet the new design team. Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Country Horse 2
Papers: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, True Black, Shakers + Sprinkles DP, Misc. MME DP
Ink: MFT Black Licorice
Accessories: Copics, PTI Shakers + Sprinkles dies and confetti, foam adhesive, MME enamel arrow, silver gel pen

Challenges:

8/3/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - sketch it!

Hi friends! Welcome back for another fun recipe from Crafts 4 Eternity! This week, Michele has a sketch for you to play with - you can go CAS or layer it up - you choose!

One lucky participant will win 3 free digital images from Crafts 4 Eternity store - HERE.

I chose to use a pocket scrapbook card from Studio Calico for my main focus. I die cut the "u" from Verve Visual's You and I stamp set; then I cut the "U" 6 more times from PTI's True Black card stock and layered them all together. I covered the top colorful "U" with Versamark and clear embossing powder 3 times for a really glossy shine.



Close up of the 3 layers of clear embossing powder
The main panel was layered with more black and then layered on a piece of PTI Summer Sunrise clear embossed with MFT's Diagonal Background. Added a black tab with pink stickers to say "thank"; some enamel, and some 4th generation stamping of the arrows finish it off. Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT weekend. Take care!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual You and I
Papers: PTI True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, misc. paper by MME, pocket scrapbook card from Studio Calico
Ink: Clear VersaMark
Accessories: clear embossing powder, enamel dots by MME, stickers from Studio Calico

Challenges:
  TPE261 - anything goes

7/25/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - banners or bunting

Hi friends, hope you are having a great week!

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, we have a great recipe using banners or bunting, aren't they all the rage right now? One lucky participant will win 4 images from Sassy Studio Designs just for joining the fun, don't miss your chance to win!

I used this adorable digital image from 2 Cute Ink - Angel Fish Doodle, I copied and resized it two more times for an adorable small school of fish. Seriously-cutest fish ever!!

I used a white piece of Gina K 80 lb. card stock and sponged on a layer of Tumbled Glass distress ink, then I layered on a circle stencil and randomly sponged circles with more of the Tumbled Glass for random bubbles. Once dry, I added a layer of MFT shimmer mist which I painted on with a large paintbrush. Can you see the amazing shimmer in this photo?

The main image was cut with MFT's pierced oval and colored with Copics, the fish were accented with a white gel pen and clear Wink of Stella was added to all the fins/tails. 



I sponged more circles and added a fishtail banner to the inside. Some random enamel accents, 3 layers of a Verve Visual banner tied off with hemp cord finish it off. Thanks for stopping to visit, hope you take some time to join the fun! Have a great weekend.

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: 2 Cute Ink Angel Fish Doodle
Papers: PTI True Black, Limeade Ice, Berry Sorbey, Raspberry Fizz, GKD 80 lb. white
Ink: Tumbled Glass distress ink
Accessories: Copics, MFT Pierced Oval Die, Copic multi-liner, hemp cord, clear Wink of Stella, white gel pen, Verve Visual banner die

Challenges: