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!
sassy studio designs
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!

stamping all day

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:

7/22/14

Ladybug Crafts Ink - Billie Bear

Hi friends!

This week at Ladybug Crafts Ink we are celebrating by featuring Billie Bear, there is a Billie Bear for every occasion you can possibly imagine - balloons, knitting, comfy chair, get well AND there is even a Baby Billie Bear - adorable; check them out HERE.

I'm using Sweet treat Billie Bear. Adorable, yes?

Does the layout look familiar? LOL; I loved it so much from the card below that I used it again adding in some additional layers...and that's where CAS went all wrong - HA!! I loved the various papers and wanted to stick a few on there, they are SIMPLE LAYERS - LOL!

The center panel is dry embossed and highlighted with PTI's Fresh Snow Ink. Billie Bear was colored with Copics with some clear Wink of Stella added to both hearts as well as glossy accents. Black dimensional enamel for the eyes and a fun little wood chip heart accent which I colored with Copics and also coated with glossy accents (a little cloudy because I "might" be impatient in allowing it to dry), some stitching finishes the card off.
Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join us at Ladybug Crafts Ink, we adore seeing your creations!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink - Billie Bear
Papers: PTI Summer Sunrise and Scarlet Jewel, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Red Brick (inside)
Accessories: glossy accents, wood chip heart, Copics, MFT Pierced Circle Dies, black dimensional enamel, Janome Sew Mini, clear Wink of Stella, white gel pen

Challenges:
  MFTWSC185 
MFTWSC185

7/20/14

JUGS and MFTWSC together!

MFTWSC185
Hi friends, how was your weekend? Mine was good; our youngest daughter returned homed after being gone for 8 days - she had a blast and is full of stories!

I found a little time this weekend to make a fun birthday card inspired by JUGS250 color combo (Turquoise, Green, and Lime) and MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #185.

I used Verve Visual's "It's a Cupcake Kind of Day" for the image and inside sentiment, papers are from two different MME 6x6 paper pads. I paper pieced the entire cupcake adding a bit of shading and lots of dimension (you can see the dimension particularly in the side photo). The cherry was colored with Copics, added a layer of clear Wink of Stella and covered with glossy accents. A bit of sewing and some delightful enamel dots from both MME and Doodlebug finish the card off; I decorated the inside carrying over the pattern paper, image and the sentiment from the stamp set.

Inside

3 layers of dimension


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

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual It's a Cupcake Kind of Day
Papers: GKD 120 lb. white card stock, PTI Simple Chartreuse, DP by MME
Ink: MFT Black Licorice, Spearment, and Blu Raspberry
Accessories: Janome Sew Mini, MFT Pierced Circle dies, clear Wink of Stella, glossy accents, MME and Doodlebug enamel dots

Challenges:
  MFTWCS185
  JUGS250

7/19/14

CAS(E) this Sketch


This was an older sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch blog, super quick and simple. I used a piece of washi tape in the middle, embossed the flowers and colored with Distress Markers, removed the washi tape and stamped the sentiment from PTI's Big and Bold Wishes stamps set with Pure Poppy ink.

That's it - have a super weekend!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: PTI Big and Bold Wishes
Papers: Tim Holtz watercolor paper, GKD 120 lb. white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black, VersaMark
Accessories: rock crystal glitter, glossy accents, clear and white embossing powder, dimensional tape, Copics, Copic Multi-liner, Verve Visual Floral Circle Dies

Challenges:
  CTS84

7/18/14

Crafts 4 Eternity - Lots of Laughs



Hi friends - we have another great recipe at Crafts 4 Eternity, hope you'll join us! This week we ask that you make any card or project with humor/jokes. Check out what the design team has created, I promise multiple chuckles which is a GREAT WAY to start your Friday, right?

I just wanted you to know "I don't have issues...I have a lifetime subscription!" LOL; that is just too too funny! I have so many great zingers and I rarely use them - thanks for the push Michele! I made a little 4" x 4" card with some super fun flowers from Verve Visual, Hope Blooms; the sentiment is from MFT Stamps, Twisted Foursome. I cut lots of flowers, colored with Copics, layered with dimensional tape, added glossy accents and some rock crystals to the center. Girly, blingy and fun(ny)!


I used Curtain Call's inspiration photo for the colors - lots of white space included...yeah me! :D
Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs,

WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Verve Visual Hope Blooms, MFT Twisted Foursome
Papers: Tim Holtz watercolor paper, GKD 120 lb. white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black, VersaMark
Accessories: rock crystal glitter, glossy accents, clear and white embossing powder, dimensional tape, Copics, Copic Multi-liner, Verve Visual Floral Circle Dies

Challenges:
  Curtain Call