Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine’s with SSCC

Today is the first day of the challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central and our theme is Valentine’s.
I have a special Valentine at my house and that is my hubby of 17 years (next month) and since this is usually the only Valentine I make it has to be special.
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Here is my card. For my image I chose brother and sister Edwin & TIlda. I used  Martha Stewart Punches double hearts all around the outside. I used Spellbinders Nested Hearts to place Tilda and Edwin on. The image is a holder to hold the card closed and here is what it looks like opening up. I found the pattern and tutorial for this card at Stampartic.
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I added a smaller version on the inside.
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I also made an envelope box to place the card in.
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Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Celebrate with House Mouse and Friends

Hello! Today it is my turn, Stephanie, to show you my creation for the House Mouse and Friends celebration challenge.

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I used an older House Mouse stamp that I purchased in last year’s Stamp of the Month club. All of these stamps are so adorable! I made this one into a birthday card so my celebration is Birthday.

The papers are by Basic Grey. Be sure to check the store because they have some great collections out there now and just wait until after CHA! This is great paper.

I stamped the sentiment using Tim Holtz Broken China and Tim Holtz Crushed Olive.

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Here is a close up of my little guy. I colored him with the following Copics:

  • Mouse – E59, E57, E55, E53, E50, R00
  • Flowers, leaves & grass – YG97, YG95, YG93, B99, B97, B95 & B93

And a pic of the inside of the card.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting! Hugs!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sentiment Focus at Magnolia Stamp Lovers

Today it is my turn to show you my creation for the sentiment challenge.

Easel card closed.

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Easel card open.

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I chose Circus Tilda for my image. Following Mindy’s directions on the SSDT blog I made an easel card. Using my Grand Calibur and the Grand Standard Circles produced this adorable easel card. I stamped the stars, covered them with Ranger Stickles and then cut out. My bows are made using the Bow easy.

Tilda was stamped on Copic X-press with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copics.

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  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R22, R21, R20
  • Dress – B14, B12, B00, R05, R02, R00
  • Hair – N8, N6, N4

Close up of the stars and sentiment.

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Have a great day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pretty in Pink at Bildmalarna

Over at the Bildmalarna challenge blog our theme this month is pink and today it is my turn to show my creation. Here she is.IMG_1576 (Small)

For my image I chose Autumn Walk Mimosa from the Fall collection. For my background I used a Tim Holtz Texture Fade embossing folder. This one is called Patchwork and is available with the Bingo folder. I sanded the embossing using my sanding block.

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I colored her with the following Copics on Cryogen paper and then cut her out.

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R22, R21,R20
  • Clothes – RV25, RV23, RV21, RV04,B97, B95, B93, B91,  B000
  • Hair and shoes – E37, E35, E33, E53, E50

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And the inside.

We would love to see your Pink Bildmalarna creations so why not hop on over to the blog and link us up, we’d love to come and visit. The only criteria is a Bildmalarna stamp and the color pink.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Baby Boy

I have this adorable stamp from Whiff of Joy called Willow holding baby. I just love this stamp and seldom have the need to use it. It is a joy to color and it is a great learning tool for mastering your folds and shading skills …. lol!

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I am entering this in the following challenges:

For my card I used a MS punch and the Tim Holtz Tim Holtz Sizzix Elegant Flourishes die and these adorable little flower pack from SSD.  They can be painted, chalked or airbrushed but the base color was perfect for this card. These are available like this or in several different colors. SSD has created their own line of flowers – be sure to check them out here, they are gorgeous!! I added some pearls from my stash.

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The little charm I purchased at Michael’s. Since the card is kind of feminine I wanted to make sure it showed somewhere that it was for a boy.

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Here is a close up of Willow. I colored her with the following Copics:

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00
  • Hair – N7, N5, N3
  • Dress – BG13, BG11, BG10, BG000
  • Baby Blanket – BG48, BG45, BG11

Here is the inside. So, here is my story as to why there are signatures on this if I just made it. Well, if you are a follower … or even if you look down a few posts for the baby girl card … you will know that I recently made a baby card in pinks for a co-worker. Guess what? They are not having a girl. I could have sworn it was but I was wrong so I move the signature mat from the other card and added it here. It will continue getting routed at work when I return on Tuesday and both sides will be full of signatures.

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Thanks again for stopping by to visit!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Edwin says Happy Birthday

My grandson, Skylar, celebrates his 8th birthday soon so I made him a birthday card. I found several challenges to help my inspiration. Since the list is rather long I will list them first.

So, here is my card.

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My background paper strips are basic grey and the Bingo is Core’dinations. To impress the Bingo on my paper I used my Tim Holtz Texture Fade Bingo and ran it through my Big Shot. I sanded it using my trusted sanding block from Stamping Scrapping. Man, that block last a long time and it’s even washable!! Then I made a tag using my Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio and stamped Happy Birthday in Memento Tuxedo Black. I added some brads and buttons to the card. I cut the 8 out using my Cricut and Doodletype cartridge.

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I always keep the rubber from my stamps that I trim and added some of that behind Edwin and the 8 to lift it off the card. This works great to use for dimension.

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My image is Edwin wants a hug and he is available for preorder at Stamping Scrapping.  I colored him with the following Copics.

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R21, R20
  • Clothes – B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, YG25, YG13, YG00, YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Shoes and hair – E37, E35, E33, E31

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For the 8 I threaded a long piece of ribbon through both holes and hooked the rubber to it on the back. At first I was going to have Edwin hold it in front of him but then you couldn’t see his cute little outfit so I decided to put it over head, kind of like a balloon.

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The inside of the card uses the same patterened paper as the front and also used a sentiment from Stampin UP.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I love all of your comments and they are very much appreciated!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Well, no work for me today, I had the day off so I spent my day making a card. Sad, but it did take me most of the day. I also did laundry (one of my least favorite chores).

I decided to look for some challenges to enter my card in and I found 14 … wow, been a long time since I entered that many.

So, here is my card.

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I chose to use Baby Tilda for my image. This Tilda stamp is one of my first Magnolia’s and I love her. I don’t get to use her too often but she always makes me smile!

My papers are from Debbie Mumm, it’s an older paper pack that I picked up at Joann’s. I used my Grand Calibur to cut out my Spellbinders Grand Standard Circles and Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles. This machine sure makes for easy cutting being able to cut so many at one time and the crank is so easy! My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon’s monthly kit. I just love receiving my package every month, I love ribbon. I unbundle it and hang it using my Ribbon Ring.

Here is a close up of baby Tilda.

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I colored her using the following Copics:

  • Skin – E11, E02, E00, E000, E0000, R20
  • Outfit – R85, R83, R81, RV00, YG17, YG25, YG11
  • Hair – YR24, YR23, YR21

I added Ranger Stickles to her wings and around the white Lacey Circle die. Not sure if you can see the sparkle but this stuff really sparkles.

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I added some lilies and used McGill’s Pine Punch. I also added Stickles to the pine punches but it doesn’t really show up.

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I tried a new fold on this card. I was going for something dramatic but it didn’t turn out that way so I had to settle for an overlap. It’s kind of hard to see in this picture but if you look at the first one you can see that it ties shut with the ribbon.

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Here is the inside. It’s hard to see in the pic but it says Happy Birthday Baby Girl.

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OK, so now for the challenges this qualifies for:

Phew!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 14, 2011

How Blue …..

Today it is my turn to show you my creation for our blues challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers.
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Here are my ingredients:
Isn’t she just adorable?
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Of course I colored her with my favorite medium, copics.
  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R22, R21, R20
  • Clothes – BG78, BG75, BG72, BG000, BG0000, W3, W1, W00
  • Hair – E9, E7, YR09, YR02
  • Crown – YR24, YR21, YR20
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Here is a close up of the great SSD stamps … just love these. Be sure to check out Stamping Scrapping for the new ones that are up for pre-order. Stamping Scrapping also has designed a couple of die sets and they are awesome!!
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Here is the inside of my card.
I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Beginnings

With the new year there has to be new beginnings, right? Well, around blog land there are a lot of challenges for new beginnings.
I made this baby card for a co-worker. They are expecting their second child soon.
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What do you think?
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
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I used this adorable baby image that I purchased on eBay. I just love these stamps, they are so cute and fun to color.
I used the following Copics:
  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R22, R21, R20
  • Outfit – RV25, RV23, RV21, RV00, G82, G40, Y08,Y02
I matted her using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4.
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For the inside of my card I created a large white area for my co-workers to sign and then the other panel has two charms and the word congrats held on by two pink safety pins. Here is a close up.
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Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Flowers a bloomin’ at SSCC

Well, it would be nice but with it being January we can only see blooms on our creations.

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Here are the ingredients of my creation:

Here is a close up of this cute little Pixie

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And the inside of my card also uses the same theme of flowers.

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Thanks for stopping by and would love for you to stop by the challenge blog and enter your flower creation.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stamping Scrapping - come and visit

Want information on great sales?

Great sale going on now. Love Spellbinders dies? Stickles? Cricut Limited Edition cartridges? You can only receive the information from the Yahoo group so come on over if you like, sale is good until Friday.
Have a great day!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Whiff of Joy sketch challenge

I made this card for the current sketch challenge going on at Whiff of Joy. I love their stamps and do not have the opportunity to use them as much as I would like. I dusted off this cutie and put her to paper.

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I just love the detail in these stamps and they are so fun to color.  Here is a close up of her:

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And here is the inside.

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Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the short post. Have a great day!

Sentiments at Scrappy Frogs

Hello Friends

Over at Scrappy Frogs we have started a new challenge and it’s all about sentiments. Sentiments are often the last thing you think about when making a card, but they are an important part.

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For my card I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles. I cut and embossed these using my Grand Calibur. Boy is this a nice machine, I cut all four of these at the same time and to top it off I double cut the two sizes of cardstock with no problems! If you don’t have one of these I would suggest checking into it, it is an awesome tool!

For my sentiments I used SSD Lacey Circles stamps for the outer circle stamp and the Thinking of You. For the flowers above and below my sentiment I used  SSD Beaded Circles Stamp. The white in the circles are pearls I put on using my I-Rock tool. This is another great tool to have, I just love it. There is a fast setting glue on the back of these, you place them where you want them, turn on your I-Rock, apply pressure and you’re done! Love it!!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting and hope to see you over at Scrappy Frogs!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sugar Bowl Embossing & Catered Crop Challenge

Today I made a card using this adorable Manga image for the Sugar Bowl Embossing challenge. I am also entering this in the Catered Crop challenge. I used Nestabilities, Copics, Memento Ink and Cuttlebug Embossing folder for the recipe.
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I used Bloom & Grow for my image and some wonderful colored paper in blues, oranges and pinks. I used my Bloom cuttlebug folder for the embossing and added some ribbons and a few rhinestones to the front.
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I colored the image using Copics and coordinated her with the paper.
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For the inside of the card I embossed the a mat and added the below Just Rite sentiment along with a couple more rhinestones.
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Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

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