Sunday, January 29, 2012

Camouflage Kenny K Birthday

Here is a birthday card for my nephew whose turning 5.  He absolutely idolizes my 17 year old son who skateboards.  Maxwell loves anything skateboarding so I found this awesome skateboarder from KennyK designs.  I colored him with copics (of course).

I am entering this in the KennyKKraftygirlzchallenge "No Flowers" :)

The background is done with the TJ Newsletter technique from October 2008 called camouflage.

Thanks for stopping by...have a great sunday.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gated Tag Card - I Brake For Stamps

This is a gated tag card from the TJ Newsletter Fancy Folds and Motion CD that I made for my cousin who is expecting her first baby ... can you guess...a BOY!  His name is to be Mason.  I am entering this into the I Brake For Challenges - I brake for fancy folds challenges.

The image is a digi from I brake for digis.  I colored it with copics.  I cut the tags with my cricut "tags, bags and boxes cartridge".  The images are from Stampin Up!


Here is a shot of the inside with all the cute tags.

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I Brake For Stamps - BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to the first ever I Brake For Stamps Blog Hop!!  

Today, we are hopping in honor of a BRAND NEW release from Rick St. Dennis.  These Rick St. Dennis Exclusive stamps are now available in the I Brake For Stamps store!  

If you haven’t started the hop from the I Brake For Stamps blog, you’re going to want to do so.  We are offering a $15 IBFS Gift Certificate to a random hopper.  In order to qualify, you must leave a comment on each designer’s blog including the IBFS blog.  Tell us which bear is your favorite AND anything else that might make our crafty hearts smile J 

You should have come here from the uber talented Robyn Correa.  Don't you just love her creations?? I know I do!  

I am super exited to join today's blog hop and these wonderfully talented women.  Thanks so much for letting me play along...onto my project and the deets!!

Don't you just love this cute little skating bear!!!  I was so excited to color her with my copics.  I think it will be valentines card for my Niece, she will love it.

I got to try out my new copic coloring skills for "fur" that I learned recently on my color me creative group classroom.  I used E59, E25, E33, E31, R85, R83, R81, B14, B02, B01, B0000, C02, C01, C00.  It's hard to tell but I used my sakura gelly roll clear star pen on her pom poms and skates for a little bling bling!  The background is a technique from the technique junkies newsletter called background whimsy - copic method.  I used the same copics that I used on her outfit.  The background stamp is from Impression Obsession.  I highlighted with my Sharpie White poster paint pen.

So enough about me, last stop on your tour is with the extremely talented Jane Bosi.  Thanks for joining us and GOOD LUCK!  Happy Crafting....

If you get lost, here is a list of the blogs participating in today's hop:

IBFS Blog            
Cheryl Rowley   
Chris Dickinson 
Holly Brown      
Robyn Correa    
Tricia O’Bin        (thanks for stopping by)
Jane Bosi           


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chalked Emboss Birthday Card

Here is another birthday card for our dear Papa.  I used a digi image from Designed2Delight.  I used my new "silver" copic coloring skills.

The background is a new technique from the TJ Newsletter called Chalked Emboss...I took a couple of tries but I think it will become a favorite.  I also morphed the curvey borders technique by using a spellbinders label maker.  I got the idea from Stamp TV!  I colored the labels with distress ink.

Thanks for checking it out!  Have a wonderful evening!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Love the Rust!!!

Here is another birthday card, this one is for our Papa who turns 88 next week.  He loves his garden so I thought he would enjoy a wheelbarrow full of wild flowers, And of course I get to keep practicing my new favorite technique "RUST"!  Who'd of thought?  I love my copics and this technique is soooo cool :)

I used the back-to-back technique, from the TJ Newsletter, on the background with distress inks and my background stamps from Impression Obsession and Cornish Heritage Farms.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up!  I used the Stamp TV challenge sketch from their recent blog hop.  I scraplifted the idea for the corners from Joy Hadden's take on the sketch.  I used my new sophisticated cartridge on my cricut for the corners and the frame behind the wheelbarrow.  I used my pearl pen for the pearls on the happy birthday and the corners.

Thanks so much for looking...Happy Stamping!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Out of the Box birthday - Fred She Said

Here is a birthday card I did for my dad.  The car is a digi image from Fred She Said.  I used it also as a practice for my Color Me Creative class 5 - coloring rust!  I love the way it came out.

I used the ever popular "Out of the Box technique" from the TJ Newsletter. I distressed the edges of the DP and the tag with distress ink.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up!

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Twisted Wet Stencil - Doodle Pantry - Graduation

This is a sweet graduation card that I did for my niece Ashley who is graduating this year.  Her school colors are red and white.

The hats are Studio G clear stamps.  The large diploma and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry.  I colored the ribbon with copics.

The background is the wet stencil technique from the TJ Newsletter (one of my very fav's) with a twist.  Instead of using the watercolor crayons, I used the bard door distress ink pad from Ranger.  I love how it came out.

I am also entering this into 2 challenges:

Doodle Pantry - DPDC19
Stampalot Challenge - Monocromatic

Thanks for Looking...have a great week!

Bold Layers - Splash & Stick

I got this new stamp and I just loved the sentiment.  I have a lot of butterfly stamps so the Bold Layers technique from this months TJ Newsletter was perfect I thought.

I used stampin spots from Stampin Up! I cut out the butterflies on the sentiment and pasted them on so they would be in color.  I had a leftover splash and stick butterfly in my stash that was perfect for this card.  I just love butterflies.


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