Monday, November 28, 2011

Tim Holtz Palette

Today since I am off work I decided to play with my Tim Holtz Palette. Stamping Scrapping sells these with ink in them. Since I have never used the inks and always wanted to try it I decided you couldn’t go wrong. You get a sample of every ink, the blending solution and a pen for the blending solution. All of this for $25.95. You can check it out by clicking here.

I didn’t do anything fancy but what I did do was stamp a rose and then color it. I love the way this works, it is too cool! As your ink is used it automatically lightens and shades.

Here is what I did. I think for it being my first time it doesn’t look too bad. I used 5 colors in the palette – Meadow, Lettuce, Expresso, Mountain Rose and Terra Cotta. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t use Meadow. I ended up covering up most of it with Expresso.

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So while coloring I wondered how many Copics it would take to do the same thing. Here is the one I did with my Copics.

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It doesn’t look the same even though I tried to color it the same. Here is both of them together.

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So, what did I learn? I now have a new addiction. I really like these alcohol inks and how they work using the palette and blending pen. I also think this would be great for someone just starting out …. give it a try and see if you like it. I still love my Copics and will continue to use them …. especially on my Maggies ….. but I also plan on continuing to build my collection of these inks. They really made the roses look very nice.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Butterflies Everywhere ……

Wow! I had  this idea in my head but I think I might have gone a little overboard …… what do you think?
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There is definitely a lot of butterflies!! I made a 6 x 6 easel card and decided that the butterflies needed to be flying off of the card so I added a 3” piece of acrylic to the top.
Here is a list of materials used:
Here are some more pics
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Some of the butterflies
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Easel card opened
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I am entering this in the following challenges:
Thanks again for stopping by!

Christmas / Holidays challenge at SSCC

Today I would like to show you my final project for this challenge.

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The background is just plain white cardstock. I then used the candy canes in the SSD Swirly Labels 22 Greetings and SSD Swirly Labels 22 Wishes and stamped the cardstock using Lady Bug from the Memento Dew Drops Gum Drops set.

Here is a complete list of materials:

Here is a close up of Tilda and the inside of the easel card.

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I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop on over to Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central and enter our challenge!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Congratulations–New Baby

I have a new card that I have made for a co-worker who is expecting a little boy.
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Here is a list of materials:
Here is a close up of this cutie
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I colored him with the following Copics:
  • Skin – E02, E00, E000, R12
  • Clothes – YG25, YG23, YG21
  • Blanket – B12, B00, B000, B0000
  • Ground – E74, E71, E70
And the inside is stamped with Congratulations.
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I am entering this in the following challenges:
Thanks again for stopping by. All comments are greatly appreciated.

Get Well Soon

Happy Friday!

I went out this morning with my youngest daughter and checked out the sales …. glad that’s over. I’m not one for shopping but let me tell you it was easier than last night. We went to Walmart last night for the 10pm specials and ended up leaving. Didn’t realize that there were that many cars where I live ….. tons and tons of people!!

Anyhow, now that I am done I thought I would share a card I made the other day.

For my image I used Nurse Tilda. Isn’t she just so cute? She would make anyone get well quicker don’t you think? Although the needle is a little intimidating.

If interested, this card is available for sale in my Etsy shop here.

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Here is a list of materials:

Here is a close up of Tilda

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I used the following Copics:

  • Skin – E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R12
  • Clothes – B14, B12, B000, B0000, R24, R22, R20, E42, E41, E40, C2
  • Hair and shoes – E37, E35, E33, E31
  • Ground – W6, W4, W2, W0, W00

Here is a close up of the Spellbinders Edgeabilities

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I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday sale at Stamping Scrapping

Hi, Friends,

I have to let you in on a little secret ….. Stamping Scrapping is having their largest sale in 4 years! You have got to check it out …. prices lowest ever, some below cost.

Check out this new category at the store

Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales

All items listed along with the percentage off …. easy peasy shopping!!

This is just a snip of all of the items on sale right now, click on the Black Friday link above to be taken directly there.


You won’t be sorry, I wasn’t.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

From Our Home to Yours

I have another post for today. Although I started this very early this morning I have just now finished it. Not feeling too well ….. think it’s a cold but not real sure …. yuk!
I decided to take a step out of my comfort zone for this one. It’s not my usual that’s for sure. I don’t normally mix my patterns like this.
If you are interested I have put this up at my Etsy Shop here.
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I used the following materials to make this card:
Here is a close up of Edwin and Tilda
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Copic colors:
  • Skin – E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R12
  • Clothes – E29, E27, E25, E23, YG97, YG95, YG93, R08, R05, R02, N8, N6, N5, N4, N3
  • Hair – E29, E27, E25, E23, N8, N6, N5, N4, N3
Here is a picture of the easel card opened.
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And a picture of the front of the box envelope.
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I am going to enter this in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Fairy Birthday

Today I would like to share with you a card I made for a friends birthday.
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Here is a list of supplies used:
Here is the easel card opened up.
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I am entering this in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and visiting ….. and now I’m going back to creating Smile.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Little Gift for a friend

Here is a card that I made for a friends birthday. It features Tilda with A Little Gift. I just love this new Tilda with her long pigtails. She is part of the Sweet Christmas Dreams ‘11 collection but as you see she can be used for birthdays or any type of gift giving.

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Here is a list of supplies I used for this card:

Here is a close up of Tilda. Isn’t she cute?

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I used the following Copics:

  • Skin – E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R12
  • Dress, Socks and Wings – R02, R01, R00, R000, R0000, E43, E42, E41, E40
  • Hair – E27, E25, E23, E21
  • Shadow – W6, W4, W2, W0, W00

This card is an easel card. Here is a pic of it opened.

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I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas / Holidays at SSCC

Today I would like to show you a card box that I made. I have also made a tutorial on how to create the box. It can be seen on the Stamping Scrapping Design Team blog or my tutorial page.
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The card box will hold A4 (4 x 5 1/2) size cards. Here is a list of ingredients:
Here is a pic of the top of the box. This Tilda is brand new and I just love her. She is versatile and can even be used for a birthday, thank you gift, etc.
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I used several different papers from the Echo Park papers. The colors are perfect in this pack and they all coordinate so well.
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And the inside. It is quite large and will hold several cards.
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I am entering this into the following challenges:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas–Happy Holidays

Today starts a new challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central.
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I decided to make an easel card. I used the following supplies:
Here is a close up of Tilda.

For her wings I used the smallest of the Heirloom Ornaments and covered them with Stickles.

On the Anglaise Die I put Stickles around the embossed circle and then the edges. I added some pearls in between the ovals.

The little pointsetta I made by cutting some scraps of green paper and colored some round beads with Copics R29.
I would like to enter  this into the following challenges:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Soccer Edwin

Today I made a birthday card for a co-worker and used Soccer Edwin.

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Masculine cards are so hard for me to make …. I just love my flowers, swirls, etc. and just can’t do that.

Here is a close up of Edwin.

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I used the following Copics to color him with

  • Skin – E13, E11, E21, E000
  • Clothes – YG67, YG63, YG61, E49, E47, E44, E42
  • Shoes and Ball – W4, W2, E42, E41

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and visiting and also a great big thanks to Feline Playful for doing such a wonderful job listing all of the challenges in one place!

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