4/16/14

Did "EWE" hear?


See you soon; have a great week!!

Hugs,

4/15/14

WOW - White on White

Hi friends! How are you? WHAT A WHIRLWIND weekend - and yours? Our youngest daughter and I left after I got off work Thursday for a 3 hour drive and a 3 day volleyball tournament; we returned home last night about 8:15 p.m. I'm exhausted! Hope you had a good weekend!

This week at Ladybug Crafts Ink, Susan has chosen White on White - check out the design team creations, G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S... Me? Well...yeah... sometimes I get lost. LOL Go ahead, stop and pray Queenie-Poo Kerry doesn't fire me!
From Millan.Net

Anywho, I love all the Floral Delight images from Ladybug Craft Ink; I knew immediately I wanted to use the retro jug image - LOVE IT very much!! And with all those flowers...well, I can't help it, colors just JUMPED onto my card! I did just fine coloring it up but then had to go all matchy-matchy with this gorgeous die from Lil Inkers (Stitches and Stripes) using pink and yellow to accent the flowers, then came that gorgeous fluffy bow and some twine with a little flower tag which says "thank you". HA - see, you understand how easily this happens right? :D There is lots of white though...me thinks?

I colored the image with Copics, the little swirls were covered with a clear star gelly pen and each of the large flowers was accented with a white gel pen. Some fun light blue to accent the image.


That's it - super simple card to pull together; hope you will join the challenge and be a wee bit more successful than me at following the directions.
From Millan.Net

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!! See you again soon!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Retro Jug and PTI Tiny Tags
Papers: GKD 120 lb. white, PTI Raspberry Fizz and Lemon Tart
Ink: PTI Lemon Tart and Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: copics, white gel pen, clear star gelly pen, PTI Hibiscus Burst ribbon, twine, PTI Tiny Tags Die, MFT Pierced Oval Die

Challenges:
  Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  Hobbycutz Challenge Blog - Flowers, Stamp, Die Cut
  One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
  Digi Galore - Flowers
  Natalie and Amy's Challenge - embossing
  Hobby Book Shop - 2 or more die cuts
  

4/10/14

Happy Spring!

Hi friends!! Kaitlyn and I are off to Kansas City this weekend for her final volleyball tournament of the season - hoping for a great weekend! We are staying at Great Wolf Lodge - neither Kaitlyn or I have visited there before; but we should have some down time which means play time!!

Enough of that personal mumbo jumbo (:D); let's get moving on to SPRINGTIME! Here's a card featuring Whimsy and Stars Studios Springtime Bouquet - isn't it gorgeous? That's the great thing about digital images, you can resize them as big...or as little...as you want! I made this a jumbo bouquet celebrating spring! I'm all about some warmer weather!

I printed the Springtime Bouquet on Copic XPress It paper and colored with Copics, I added some white dimensional enamel to the center of the red flowers and some polka dots with a white gel pen. Accented the entire image with B00 and B01 and die cut with MFT's stitched circle die. I added a fabulous butterfly that was actually white with sparkly stripes; I used pink and red to color it up and mount with dimensionals. I added a few flags, a butterfly embossed background and that's it.



Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great weekend!!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Whimsy and Stars Studio Digital Image Springtime Bouquet
Papers: GKD 120 and 80 lb. white, PTI Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, and Simply Chartreuse
Ink: MFT Electric Red
Accessories: Crafters Companion butterfly embossing folder, white dimenaional enamel, white gel pen, Heidi Swapp butterfly, glimmer mist, MFT flag dies

Challenges:

4/4/14

Crafts for Eternity - Anything But a Card

Hi friends - welcome back!! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity we are showing you Anything But a Card and boy, did I have fun with this one. Of course, what looks so simple and easy, took quite a bit of time as there are so many small details! And you know, I couldn't make just ONE, I had to make FOUR! LOL

This weeks prize is kindly donated by Crafty Sentiments Designs. One randomly selected winner will receive 3 Digital images from their fabulous collection.

So I made these tags - I just love this die from Memory Box; it's perfect whether you use the matching stamp or not. I printed the Cup of Kindness image from Whimsy and Stars Studio on Copic XPress It paper, then cut with the MB Distress Tag. I colored the Cup of Kindness image with Copics, but also printed just the cups repeatedly on some MME designer paper, then fussy cut each cup. I layered on the paper pieces to the cups, colored the center of each flower with clear Wink of Stella, then added a dot of glossy accents. The sentiments are all from PTI Round and Round and were stamped and embossed on vellum. I just folded the sides of the vellum to create the faux double-edged tag and snipped the ends.




Before paper piecing the cups and vellum, I sponged the edges of the tags with Broken China distress ink. For two of the tags, I sandwiched in a spritzed doily. The back side of each tag is another piece of designer paper, so you can easily add a message; I then finished the tags off with 3 different colors of twine, perfect for tying on to a gift sack or giving just as they are!

Thanks for stopping by for a Cup of Kindness; hope you like the tags! Have a great week and be sure to join us at Crafts 4 Eternity!!


Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Whimsy and Stars Studio Digital Image Cup of Kindness
Papers: DP by MME, vellum, VersaFine Black
Ink: Broken China Distress Ink
Accessories: Memory Box Distressed Tag, Copics, twine, glossy accents, clear Wink of Stella, doily, Glimmer Mist, Mister Huey, clear embossing powder

Challenges:

4/1/14

TLT Rewind with a Cherry on Top

Check out what the amazing design team over at Ladybug Crafts Ink has created this week! We're sharing the Cupcake Cuties - and they are CUTE!!

Due to some unforeseen events, I'm sharing a rewind from the past - a sketchy little CAS card. I paper pieced the cupcake cake wrapper, added a sentiment, some glossy accents and sketched in some lines. Super simple.


Hope you will take the time to join us at Ladybug Crafts Ink; we love seeing your creations!!

Hugs, ~M.


WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps:  Ladybug Crafts Ink Cupcake Cutie
Papers:  GKD 120 lb. white
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  PTI Pure Poppy
Accessories:  Copics, black multi liner pen, Ranger white enamel
Challenges:

3/27/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Special Mums

Mums/Moms - that's what we are celebrating this week over at Crafts 4 Eternity. I love my mom dearly - she is my absolute best friend in the entire universe. I've always believed you have to be a mom before you get to be their friend - it worked with my mom, here's hoping that holds true with our girls!! Here's what's up for grabs just for playing along this week:
digi stamps 4 joy

One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 voucher to Digistamps 4 Joy!

I don't why, but I often think of flowers when I think of mom... so I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #338 and some super fun new products AND a new technique - let's see what you think! :D


I cut all my panels from MME's Lost and Found Record It paper and mounted it to MFT's Whip Cream card stock. I then cut a Kraft pierced circle and here's where the new technique comes in (and I am sooo sad to say that I watched the video just TODAY and cannot remember where I saw it - if someone knows, leave me a comment and I'll link back)... Anywho...I used MFT's LJD Peaceful Flowers stencil and sponged on MFT's Sweet Tooth ink and let it dry. Then I shifted the stencil and added some Bubblegum and Electric Red ink for the flowers and Fuse Green for the stems and leaves. The video then said to stamp the outline image in black in, BUT the matching stamp set does not have outline images, just solid images...so what's a girl to do? Yep - use the same stencil and just draw around the images with a black fine tip sharpie. :D I love how it turned out; it's not meant to be all tidy and perfect, LOVE!! I then stamped 2 different center pieces in MFT's Red Hot ink; covered the large circle with a large amount of Crystal Accents and then dumped on some rock candy crystals. I added just a small dot to the center of the other flower.

The rest of the card pretty much follows the sketch; added some stitching, some random chocolate dots within the Verve Visual Banner Trim Die, sewed around the edges and added some gorgeous sparkling MME enamel dots. That's it!!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you will take some time this week and celebrate YOUR special mum/mom over at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Misc. circle/floral stamps
Papers: DP by MME, PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst, MFT Whip Cream
Ink: MFT Red Hot, Green Fuse, Bubblegum, Sweet Tooth
Accessories: Janome Sew Mini, MFT pierced circle die, nesties, MME enamel dots, crystal accents, Verve Visual Banner Trim Die, rock candy crystals

Challenges:
  Cupcake Inspirations - love the pink flowers, made some too! :D
  Mojo338

SURPRISE - Whimsy and Stars Studio

I am so excited to announce I am designing for Whimsy and Stars Studio - oh, that first word sums my style up completely! :D I. LOVE. WHIMSY. and am thrilled to be a part of this team!!!

And today while we are announcing the design team, we are also showing off a new image - Daisy Bunny - ok seriously, is this not the most adorable bunny image? That headband and flower? That flowing dress? That carrot? Ackkk...I'm in love!

I made a 2-pocket gift sack, you remember how much I love them right? I've made some in the past, here are two recent ones: Gift Sack with Texture and Bright and Bold Gift Sack.

Daisy made this one so very easy with lots of 3D dimension!! I paper pierced Daisy's dress in two parts, not completely attaching at the bottom so I could lift it up just a bit and then I mounted a 2nd carrot and her paws with 3D glue dots - love all the dimension.

Papers are from MME; added some ribbon, a border punch, a gorgeous Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose from MFT as well as some Layered Leaves also by MFT. Lots of fun mixy-matchy paper! I added a large coral brad to the center of the rose.



Be sure to stop by the blog, I promise the design team has whipped up some amazing projects using Daisy Bunny, you'll be happy you took a look!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great day!!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Whimsy and Stars Studio - Daisy Bunny
Papers: DP by MME
Ink:Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Dried Marigold distress inks
Accessories: Copics, Janome Sew Mini, misc. seam binding, MME brad, MFT Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose, MFT Layered Leaves, MS border punch, clear Wink of Stella

Challenges:

3/21/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes

Its the challenge everyone loves - ANYTHING GOES - over at Crafts 4 Eternity! I have lots of things I have created but not yet shared, so this one was pretty easy! :D I like easy!!
sassy studio designs

This weeks prize is kindly donated by Sassy Studio Designs. One randomly selected winner will receive 4 images from their fabulous collection.

I recently made 4 different sets of 4 cards each, so I thought I'd share one of those sets with you today. The original design can be seen HERE; I just changed up the colors, used these gorgeous flowers from MFT (LJD Peaceful Wildflowers), did some stitching...and the customer requested birds, so I included birds on 3 of the sets of cards. This little birdy was stamped on some MME designer paper and die cut, then added to the focal piece - in various places. The flowers were stamped with VersaMagic Mango and Persimmon. The designer paper is a really, really old collection from MME - you know me, trying to use up that designer paper that is trying to take over my studio. LOL


TFL; hope you check out what the design team has created, then join us - its ANYTHING GOES, so get those entries in!! Have a great weekend!!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: MFT LJD Peaceful Wildflowers, Verve Visual
Papers: DP by MME, PTI Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Mango and Persimmon
Accessories: Janome Sew Mini,nesties, PTI bird die, misc. ribbon, black enamel accents

Challenges:

3/18/14

Ladybug Crafts Ink - For a Special Lady

Hi there friends, how are you? I'm doing great!!

This week at Ladybug Crafts Ink (LCI), we are celebrating "For a Special Lady" using the gorgeous Nikki - take a few minutes and check out what the design team has created, talk about some BEAUTIFUL cards!!!

I'm using "Make a Wish Nikki"; one of my all-time favorite images from Ladybug Crafts Ink!! And I did water coloring for the first-time using some crayons I've had on hand for YEARS... I did not use watercolor paper and will remedy that immediately, but for the first time, I'll take it. And don't you LOVE that blue eye shadow? LOL, didn't we ALL go through a phase of wearing blue eye shadow? I know my oldest daughter did - thankfully she can instruct the younger daughter on how uncool it is. HA!!

I mounted the image with 2 layers of foam adhesives so it's really popped up! I added a piece of Doodlebug "Take Note" polka dot paper with a semi circle cut out - nothing goes to waste, I used the other portion of the circle on the inside of the card (see below).



A big Hibiscus Burst bow, some embossing and a bit of clear Wink of Stella sparkle on the frosting. The polka dot strip across the bottom? That's the decorated envelope, I have washi tape that matches the dots perfectly, just a bit larger. Swoon! Love me some washi tape.

Thanks for popping in - hope you have a great week. And don't forget to take some time to join the fun and create a card "For a Special Lady" and you have any LCI images, go ahead and get them inky while you're at it! See you again soon!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Make a Wish
Papers: PTI Hawaiian Shores, DP by Doodlebug, GKD 120 lb. white
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, PTI Fresh Snow
Accessories: watercolor crayons, MME enamel dots, PTI Hibiscus Burst ribbon, MFT pierced circle dies, Crafters Companion embossing folder, cuttlebug, washi tape, wink of stella

Challenges:
  One Stitch at a Time
 Cute Card Thursday - Girls, Girls, Girls
 Ooh La La Creations
 Created with Love Challenges - Girly
 Charisma Cardz Challenges - Birthday Girls

3/14/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Sketch

Hi friends, how are you?

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, we have a fabby sketch for you to use - check it out:


crafts 4 eternity
This weeks prize is donated by Crafts 4 Eternity.
One randomly selected winner will receive a choice of 3 Digital Stamps from the C4E collection.

I pulled out two stamp sets from PTI, On the Couch and On the Couch Additions; love the matching dies for the 'sofa' and 'chair'. I die cut the chair from designer paper, then stamped the outline and added some shading.

I used an older MME paper set and demanded that I only use 'scraps' from within the paper pad, no pulling out new pieces of paper! One way or another I will whittle down my hoarding pile of 6x6 paper pads. :D


Instead of the half circle to the left of the image, I added a cute little pillow that was fussy cut and also stamped the pillow randomly on the card stock using VersaMark ink; as you can see I added 3 more pillows to the inside, a bit of stitching and voila, that's it! Thanks for popping in; hope you will take the time to join us using the above sketch. Have a GREAT weekend!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: PTI On the Couch and On the Couch Additions
Papers: DP by MME, PTI Fine Linen
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Janome Sew Mini, Copics

Challenges: