Saturday, December 22, 2012

Watercolor Flower


Hi everyone!  Today I've a clean and simple card to share.  I actually made several of this card for Operation Write Home.  I'm very proud to say that I've made 221 cards for the troops this year.  The image used on today's card is the Watercolor Flower rubber stamp by Art Impressions.


My card base is Black layered with White Cardstock then Lavendar Lace and strips of Certainly Celery.  The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Watercolor Flower (Art Impressions), For Every Occasion (CTMH)
  • Paper: Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Lavendar Lace and Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Y13, V12, V15, YG61, YG63

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bearing Christmas Gifts


Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing the last of my holiday cards and have to say how much I love this cute bear with the tree.  The image is the Bearing Christmas Gifts digital stamp by Designed2Delight.


My card base is Ruby Red layered with Dark Brown then Toasty patterned paper with a zig zag stitch around the edges. The strip is Mantle patterned paper layered on Dark Brown with a straight stitch around the edges. The image was printed on white cardstock and colored in using copic markers. To embellish the card I added white lace, cheesecloth, a white bow and a gold dew drop in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Bearing Christmas Gifts (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Ruby Red (Stampin' Up), Toasty Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection), Mantle Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Wassail Collection)
  • Ink: Copics Y08, R37, R39, YG63, YG67, YG95, YG97, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
  • Other: Stitching, Cheesecloth, White Lace, Gold Dew Drops, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Mounting Tape and Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Lighthouse On An Island


Hi everyone! I've some really sad news to share. This week our cat Buddy who had been struggling with heart disease since the spring went into heart failure so we had to say goodbye (sniff sniff). He was the youngest and the last of our fur-babies so now we are all alone!!!

Today I'm sharing a masculine card I made using one of the images from my 2013 calendar, the Lighthouse On An Island coloring page.


My card base is True Black layered with Kraft then Bowling Shoes patterned paper. The strip is Long Underwear patterned paper layered on Kraft. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. For the sky I sponged Going Grey. To embellish the card I added some twine and a black square brad in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Lighthouse On An Island (Coloring Page)
  • Paper: True Black, Kraft and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Bowling Shoes and Long Underwear Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Boxer Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Going Grey and Copics T0, T2, T4, E08, E09, E42, E43, E44, E47, B91, B93, B95, B97
  • Other: Sponge, Black Square Brads, Twine, Mounting Tape and Glue Dots

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Balloon Bouquet


Hi everyone!  Today I'm playing along with the Free Stamp Of The Month Challenge at Delightful Inspiration.  If you haven't been playing along you are really missing out.  This month's image is the Balloon Bouquet by Designed2Delight and this cute little mouse was so much fun to ink up!!!


My card base is Disclosure (Brown) cardstock layered with Brook patterned paper. The strip is more of the Brook patterned paper layered on White cardstock. The image was printed on white cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I rounded two of the corners and distressed the edges then layered the image on Disclosure cardstock. To embellish the card I added tons of stitching, brown ribbon with a matching bow and lots of pearls.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Balloon Bouquet (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Disclosure Cardstock (Couture), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Brook Patterned Paper (Crate Paper)
  • Ink: Copics BG10, BG53, BG57, Y13, Y15, YG95, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
  • Other: Stitching, Corner Rounder Punch, Brown Ribbon, Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gloria


Hi everyone! I'm almost done with all my holiday cards now, just a couple more to go! Then it's on to addressing envelopes and making a trip to the post office! I always let my husband decide which card to send to whom. It's lots of fun watching him match the cards with personalities!!! On this card I really like the color combination which was inspired by the patterned paper. The image and sentiment used on today's card are from the Gloria digital stamp set by Designed2Delight.


My card base is Bravo Burgundy layered with White Cardstock then Florentine Ribbons patterned paper. The shadow layer is London Town Red patterned paper layered on White Cardstock. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I layered it on Bravo Burgundy and rounded the top two corners. To embellish the card I added some lace, a white bow, tons of stitching and finished it off with some pearls.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Gloria (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Florentine Ribbons and London Town Red Patterned Paper (Sandylion)
  • Ink: Copics R56, R59, BG000, BG10, BG11, E00, E01, E11, E41, E42 and Spica 11 Gold
  • Other: Stitching, Pearls, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Lace, Corner Rounder Punch, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, December 2, 2012

2013 Calendar - DECEMBER


Hi everyone! I did it! I finished my 2013 calendar, YIPPEE!!! For the month of December I went with a christmas theme and couldn't resist this yummy looking candycane. The image used on this calendar page is the Candycane coloring page by Elizabeth Dulemba.

Once I pick up some more 2" metal rings I'll take some photos to show you how it looks on the walnut finished Classic Calendar Base. I'm also working on trying to convert my calendar month's excel file into a JPEG so I'm able to upload it to my blog.



The calendar base is Real Red layered with White Cardstock then Dark Green Herringbone and Ribbon Stripe patterned paper finished using the Cornice Edge Punch. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. To embellish the calendar base I stitched around the edge and added a couple red rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Candycane Coloring Page (Elizabeth Dulemba)
  • Paper: Real Red (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Dark Green Herringbone and Ribbon Stripe Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle, Christmas Magic Collection)
  • Ink: Copics G94, G99, R24, R27, R29
  • Other: Stitching, Cornice Edge Punch, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch, Scissors, Mounting Tape and Red Rhinestones

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Peace Joy Love


Hi everyone! Today I've another holiday card to share, this one looks like winter... and a little like my backyard, LOL! I'm off work today and tomorrow and hoping to spend some time in my craft room getting a jump start on my 2014 calendar.  The image used on today's card is the Peace Joy Love digital stamp by Designed2Delight.


My card base is Dark Green layered with Light Blue cardstock then Six Below Zero patterned paper. The strip is Dark Green layered with Light Blue cardstock. The image was printed on white cardstock and colored in using copic markers. To embellish the card I added lots of stitching, a snowflake finished with a blue button threaded with DMC White and a pretty blue bow.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Peace Joy Love (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Dark Green and Light Blue Cardstock (Bazzill), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Six Below Zero Patterned Paper (Imagination Project, Chloe's Closet)
  • Ink: Copics BG0000, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, R24, R29, YG95, YR24, YR27, E42, E43, E44
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Snowflake Punch, Blue Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, November 23, 2012

2013 Calendar - NOVEMBER


Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to all my crafty friends in the United States. We spent Thanksgiving day with my mom, niece and sister-in-law. Today I've another calendar page to share. For the month of November I went with a Thanksgiving theme. The native american girl coloring page used on this calendar page was found here... PILGRIM.


My calendar base is Dark Brown layered with White Cardstock then Autumn Blaze and Harvest Moon patterned paper finished on one side using the Grass Edge Punch. The image was printed on white cardstock and colored in using copic markers. To embellish the calendar page I stitched around the edges and added two orange rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Native American Girl (Coloring Page)
  • Paper: Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink) and Autumn Blaze and Harvest Moon Patterned Paper (Paper Loft, Autumn Splendor Collection)
  • Ink: Copics T2, T4, T6, T8, Y26, YG93, YG97, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E43, E44, E47, E49, YR21, YR24, YR27 
  • Other: Sttiching, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch, Scissors, Orange Rhinestones, Grass Edge Punch and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holly Jolly Christmas & D2D Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Welcome to the Designed2Delight November Reveal Blog Hop! The design team has been working really hard to create amazing projects to share using the new images so if you haven't already done so you'll want to grab your favorite beverage and a comfortable chair then head on over to Designed2Delight to start at the beginning. To visit the designers blogs simply scroll to the end of each post and click on the next thumbnail image! For the reveal I chose to showcase the Holly Jolly Christmas digital stamp by Designed2Delight.


My card base is Dark Green layered with White Cardstock then Victorian Walls and Ribbon Stripe patterned paper. I added a strip of Dark Herringbone Green patterned paper finished on one side using the Arch Lattice Punch. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edge then layered the image on Dark Green Cardstock.  The sentiment comes with the digital stamp set and was punched out using the Large Oval Punch. I layered it on Dark Green cardstock and using my scissors trimmed around the edge. To embellish the card I added a big red bow and lots of large brass brads in the corners.

Thanks so much for blog hoppin' with D2D! We hope you will join our FREE Stamp of the Month Challenge. Remember, all New Release Digital Stamps will be on SALE until November 23rd, Details HERE.

For more inspiring ideas from this new release, please visit the other designers' blogs:


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Holly Jolly Christmas (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Dark Green Cardstock (Bazzill), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Victorian Walls, Ribbon Stripe and Dark Green Herringbone Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle, Christmas Magic Collection)
  • Ink: Copics Y08, R24, R29, G94, G99, YR24, YR27, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
  • Other: Stitching, Arch Lattice Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Brass Brads, Paper Piercing, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, November 17, 2012

2013 Calendar - OCTOBER


Hi everyone! I was hoping to post this calendar page before Halloween but alas am just getting around to it now. The theme for this month's calendar page is Halloween and my choice of spooky characters was inspired by the mummy card I created. The mummy coloring page used on my calendar page was found here... MUMMY.


My calendar base is Black layered with White Cardstock then Freak and Bats patterned paper.  I tore the Bats patterned paper on one side and added some stitching around the edge.  The tombstone was cut from the Mummy digital stamp by Can You Digi It

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Mummy (Coloring Page), Mummy (Can You Digi It)
  • Paper: True Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Freak and Bats Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Eerie Collection)
  • Ink: Copics T0, T1, T3, YG23, V91, V93, V95, V99
  • Other: Stitching, Tearing, Scissors, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch, Green Rhinestones and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mittens


Hi everyone! I've a super cute image to share today... a snowman and dog holding a line of mittens. I love snowman images and this one with the dog is just adorable! The image used on today's card is the Mittens digital stamp by Designed2Delight.


My card base is Bravo Burgundy layered with White Cardstock then Holiday Dots patterned paper. The strip is London Town Green layered on White Cardstock with some pretty white lace wrapped around it. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. To embellish the card I added tons of stitching, a beautiful bow made from white grosgrain ribbon and several small pearls.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Mittens (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Holiday Dots and London Town Green Patterned Paper (Sandylion)
  • Ink: Copics R20, R56, R59, YR24, BG0000, BG000, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Other: Stitching, White Lace, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Pearls, Mounting Tape and Glue Dots

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Gnome In The Wood


Hi everyone!  I recently came across another digital stamp artist who has a fun freebie challenge each month.  I'm a month behind this challenge but loved the image so much I couldn't resist inking it up anyways.  The image used on today's card is the Gnome In The Wood digital stamp by Birdie Brown.


My card base is Dark Brown layered with White Cardstock then Everyday Celebration patterned paper distressed around the edges. The shadow layer and strip are also Everyday Celebration patterned paper. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edges and layered it on Dark Brown. To embellish the card I added a blue bow and square copper brads in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Gnome In The Wood (Birdie Brown)
  • Paper: Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Everyday Celebration Patterned Paper (CTMH)
  • Ink: Chocolate Distress Ink (CTMH), Copics E000, E00, E11, B21, B23, E23, E25, E27, E29, YG03, YG25
  • Other: Sponge, Square Copper Brads, Paper Piercing, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Catching Flakes


Hi everyone!  It's that time again... to play along with the Free Stamp of the Month Challenge at Delightful Inspiration.  This month's image is the Catching Flakes digital stamp by Designed2Delight.


My card base is Riding Hood Red layered with Cool Carribean embossed using the Snowflakes Embossing Folder. I then added a piece of Wonderful patterned paper and stitched around the edges. I tore one edge of another strip of Cool Carribean and wrapped white lace around it. The image was printed on white cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I added a beautiful bow made from the same white ribbon. To embellish the card I added some champaign dew drops.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Catching Flakes (Designed2Delight)
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red and Cool Carribean (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Wonderful Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection)
  • Ink: Copics T1, T2, T3, T4, YR24, YR27, BG0000, BG000, BG53, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, R14, R24, R29
  • Other: Stitching, White Liquid Applique, Snowflakes Embossing Folder, White Ribbon, Champaigne Dew Drops, Corner Rounder Punch, Glue Dots, Mounting Tape and Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Saturday, November 3, 2012

2013 Calendar - SEPTEMBER


Hi everyone! I'm back with another calendar page. A couple more to go and I'll be done!!! Since my calendar pages are thicker this time around the base doesn't hold them all at once (the weight makes the base fall over, LOL) so I'm thinking to get a pretty pre-printed cardboard box to put the base and calendar pages in and wrap them in tissue paper. If I only put a few calendar pages on the base at one time the box can then be used to store the other calendar pages. I've also dreamed up a few ideas for future calendars and have my husband working on designing some wooden calendar bases for me.

For this month's calendar page I went with a fall theme. The image used on the calendar page is the SCARECROW coloring page by Elizabeth Dulemba.


My calendar page is Dark Brown layered with White Cardstock then Fall Festival Mini Dots patterned paper and Fall Stripe patterned paper finished using the Grass Edge Punch.  The scarecrow was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.  I finished the page with a couple orange rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Scarecrow (Elizabeth Dulemba)
  • Paper: Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Fall Festival Mini Dots Patterned Paper (Bo-Bunny Press), Fall Stripe Patterned Paper (K & Company)
  • Ink: Copics YG95, YG97, R20. YR24, YR27, E07, E09, E40, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Stitching, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch, Scissors, Grass Edge Punch, Orange Rhinestones and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Toboggan Ride


Hi everyone!  Today I've another christmas card to share.  I LOVE snowmen images and couldn't resist inking this one up!  The image used on today's card is the Toboggan Ride digital stamp set by Designed2Delight.


My card base is Bravo Burgundy layered with White Cardstock then Let It Snow patterned paper. The image was stamped on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers then layered on Bravo Burgundy. I added some stitching around the edges. To embellish the card I added a snowflake punched from Bravo Burgundy and finished with a blue button threaded with DMC White.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Toboggan Ride (Designed2Delight), Say It In Style (CTMH)
  • Paper: Bravo Burgundy and Soft Sky (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Let It Snow Patterned Paper (Sandylion)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky and Copics R56, R59, R89, E37, YR23, YR27, BG0000, BG000, BG70, T1, T3, T4, T5, T6, T8
  • Other: Stitching, Tearing, Scissors, Snowflake Punch, Blue Button, DMC White, White Liquid Applique, Sponge, Pearls and Glue Dots

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Haunted House


Hi everyone! I can't believe how fast this month has flown by. Already Halloween is just a few days away. This is my last Halloween card for the season. Last night I got all the Halloween cards ready to go in the mail today. I've really enjoyed inking up all the fun images from Can You Digi It. The spooktacular image used on today's card is the Haunted House digital stamp by Can You Digi It.


My card base is True Black layered with White Cardstock then Freak patterned paper. The strip in the center is Cauldron patterned paper layered on White Cardstock. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. To embellish the card I added a big black bow and a black dew drop in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Haunted House (Can You Digi It), Boo! (A Muse Artstamps)
  • Paper: Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Freak and Cauldron Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Eerie Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Going Grey and Copics C0, C2, C4, C6, Y06, Y08, YG03, YG23, YG25, YG17, V91, V93, V95, V99, E42, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Black Dew Drops, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Scissors, Glue Dots, Mounting Tape and Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2013 Calendar - AUGUST


Hi everyone! How is your week going so far?!?  Mine is getting off to a rocky start but at least it's not Monday anymore so there's hope yet!  I'm excited to share this month's calendar page because it reminds me of my Tinker who passed away two years ago.  She loved stretching out on the floor in the sunshine streaming in our bedroom window.      


The calendar page is Chocolate Chip layered with White Cardstock then Tuscany Garden patterned paper and a strip of Old Olive finished on one side using the Grass Edge Punch.  The sunflower coloring page used on this calendar page was found here...SUNFLOWER.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sunflower Coloring Page
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Cardstock (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Tuscany Garden Patterned Paper (Bo-Bunny)
  • Ink: Copics Y11, Y15, Y19, YG93, YG95, YG97, E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Other: Stitching, Grass Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Small Oval Punch (Stampin' Up), Hole Punch, Scissors, Green Rhinestones and Mounting Tape