Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sketch Saturday #92

This adorable image is from Whipper Snapper, I just love the worms expression. I think he is adorable. Having 2 boys, one who loves to fish, I am so happy I was never asked to hook one of these babies I computer generated the saying and once again made an easel card.

Paper: Stampin Up: Basic Black, So Saffron, DP paper from SU 6x6 paper pack in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog
Extras: Nesties, K&Company Dasies, buttons, SU embossing folder, stickles
Image: WhipperSnapper: Hooked Worm
Image colored with copics

Thanks for looking and happy Saturday everyone

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Sketchers #91 - A New Friends Thank You

We had to follow a sketch today over at Friday Sketchers... so I decided to use my new images that I received from Suzana over at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design (SCACD) these gorgeous Elizabeth Bell images are exclusive at her site which you can find here I was the lucky winner of her blog candy last week, and won all 3 editions. I'll be relaxing til Spring playing with these, that's if it stops snowing... Another day off for the NYC Dept of Education.. Wow twice in the last 2 weeks. Woo Hoo!!!!! I will be sending her this card as a thank you for her generosity...

I masked the image and used the Lovely As A Tree set from Stampin Up for trees in the background. I also used the new bird punch from Stampin Up to try and incorporate the bird she is holding in her hand.

Image: Elizabeth Bell for SCACD - New Friends, Sentiment from A Muse
Paper: SU Designer Paper, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Ppaer Trey White
Extras: Border Punch, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Top Note Die, Dimentionals, Bird Punch
Copics, B97, B95, B91, E000, E00, E02, E53, E25, E59, N0, N1, N2, G20, G24, YG63

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Friday Sketchers #90

Here's My Friday Sketchers Card..Didn't think I'd be able to squeeze another card in, but since it was half way done, I decided to finish it off today, and get it in before the deadline.

I used my Cricut once again for the frame behind the image. Since the frame was not as long as the image, I cut it in half and framed it behind the image.

Image: Tania Baking
Papers: Basic Grey & SU Not Quite Navy
Extras: Flowers, Buttons, Pearls
Image Colored with Copics

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Magnolia Down Under

Alas, this will probably be my last post till later in the week.. Back to work tomorrow so back to the wind & grind of things. Definately not looking forward to that alarm clock going off at 4:50 AM, but I must say, I really enjoyed this very relaxing week off since I was able to play til my hearts content even in between Dr's appointment & a Broadway show. I look forward to next month when I have another week off for Spring Break. Anyway, This was done for the Magnolia Down Under challenge, which is to create an easel card. Well, that's right up my alley since I love making those. So here is my easel card for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge

Image: Blueberry Tilda - Sentiment from Rubber Soul
Papers: Not Quite Navy, Creamy Carmel & DP Making Memories
Extra: Nesties, Buttons, Flowers, MS Border Punch & MS Branch Punch
Image Colored with Copics: E000, E00, E02, E25, E49, E53, E59, B97, B95, B91, C00, C03,

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge #43

This week we had to follow a sketch by JayJay. What a great sketch, I can see me using this again and again. Here is my take on the sketch. At first I colored her shirt yellow to match the paper, but after I colored it in, guess because I didn't quite have the right yellow it was either to lemonee or to mustardee it looked terrible, So back to the drawingboard I went and decided to go with this yellow green. Guess I'll have to order some more yellows with my next copic order..

Image: Magnolia
Sentiment: friend to friend-SU, the other one ?
Paper: SU Designer Paper, Sahara Sand & Barely Banana
Extra's: Cricut cartridge Sentimentals Frame #3 cut at 4 1/2", Nesties, K&Company Daisies, Green Rhinestones,MS Border Punch
Copics: E000,E00,E02,E25,E49,E53,E59C00,C3,C5,YG3,YG5,
Thanks for looking, and Happy Saturday everyone

Friday, February 19, 2010

Simon Says Happy Hello & Receipe Challenge

Over at Simon Says, not only is there a blog hop going on, but this weeks prize is awesome. To find out more, just click on Simon Says at the right of my sidebar and follow along.
And the Receipe for this weeks challenge is:
2 PATTERNED PAPERS you can also use coordinating cardstock :-)
After the card was all done.. I decided to add the flower soft since the Spring colors matched the paper perfectly. This was the first time I used this particular color..and have only used the snow once before, and I must say, that I am not pleased with the results..I expected it to be more airy..Not sure if I added too much.. but I wish I would have left well enough alone...
Image: Stampabilities: Surprise Party
Paper: Basic Grey & DCWV
Extras: Flowersoft, Buttons, MS Branch Punch, Buttons, & Dew Drops, Corner Punch
Image colored with the following copics: B41, B45 B91,B93, B95, E000, E00, E21, E33, E35, Y21, RV10, C00, C3, C5, C7
G20, G24,

Thursday, February 18, 2010

WOJ 67--Swirls & Pearls

Whiff of Joys challenge is Swirls & Pearls. I had these swirly perals and thought they would be perfect for the challenge, but they were stark white, so I used my BG72Copic and colored them in.Using the same copic, I also colored in the hearts which were also stark white. I paper pieced the towel & her hair bow to match the background paper. This isn't one of my better pictures, not sure if it was the lighting, but it was hard to get a better shot.

To achieve the scallops around the card, I cut my paper at 5 x 10 scoring at 5, used my MS corner punch I punched each of the eight corners, for the corners at the fold, you need to put in one of the arms, and line up the line on the side of the corner punch with the fold. Then use the matching border punch to get the scallop affect around the card. When you cut the paper at this size and line up the corner at each side of the punch, it is 2 border punches for each side and comes out perfect each time. You can find the video at Splitcoast Stampers under "Punch Around the Page".

Stamp: Whiff of Joy
Paper: Basic Grey, Paper Trey Vanilla,
Extras: Long Rectangle Nesties, MS Matching Corner & Border Punch, Self Adhesive Swirl Perals, MS Branch Punch,& Sparkle Hearts & Dimentionals
Image Colored with Copics: E000, E00, E02,E25,E49,E53,E59,BG10,BG11,BG23,BG72, R81,

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

House Mouse Challenge 63 Multi Fold Card

THis was done for the House Mouse Challenge. This weeks challenge is a Multi Fold Card. These cards always make the cards more special and boy were they fun... I tried my hand at 2 of the tri fold cards that the design team did today. So thanks ladies for teaching an old dog new tricks. This was made for my friends birthday that is next month. I am sure he is going to love it. It is a Joy Fold Card and the directions can be found
Front View of Card


Inside of Card

Stamps: Mice Cream Celebration & Amanda Writes, Sentiment on outside from SU's Sale-A-Bration Whimical Words, Sentiment on the Inside: Printworks
Paper: Night of Navy, Paper Trey White, Designer Paper from SU's Sale-A-Bration 6x6 pack
Extras: SU Square Punch & dimentionals, Wow just realized no embellies, Guess that's good since it is for a
Copics: E21, E33, E35, B14, B16, B18, B32, B41, B45, C0, C3, C5, R46, R83, R85, RV46 G20, G21, YR12, Y35, Y08

Copic Creations Challenge #22-Coloring Embellishments

This was done for the Copic Creation Challenge. This weeks challenge is to color your embellishmentand and make an Easter Card so I colored in the pearls on the front of the card using RV11 so that it would match the pinks perfectly

I found this multi fold card over at the House Mouse challenge which is to make a multi fold card. So I gave it a go. At first I was going to use a House Mouse stamp for this card, but decided this Penny Black was the perfect size for this particular card. So off I go to make a different multi fold card for that challenge. The directions for this card can be found here I used a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock using measurements for a 5 1/2 card for the 2 folds at the bottom, I cut those at 2 3/4 you will understand when you see the template, but the template is in CM's..

And as you all know, I am bow challenged.... I will cut the tails of the bow after I write my personal sentiment in it. This is the view of the card completly colosed

View 2

View 3

Thanks for looking...This really was fun to make, and will probably do it again.

Stamp: Penny Black-Bunny Friends & Hope Your Easter & Happy Easter on Front from Stampin Up
Papers: SU Designer Paper -Love Specialty, Pink & Paper Trey Vanilla
Extras: Nesties, Sizzix Die Cut, MS Border Bunch, Ribbon, Pearls, Egg Stickers,Button, Pink Embrodery Floss & Prisma Flower that I also used my Copic Glitter Pen to glitter up the flower
Copics: RV11, RV10, YR14, YR16, Y32, YG13, YG21, E51, E13, C00

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Heart Boxes

I made these boxes for my husband and 2 boys. the one that has the heart tag is for my husband, the other 2 are for my sons. I would have loved them to be a little bigger, but I am still happy with this size. I used my cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes & More thinking that it had a Chinese Food Containiner Box, but it didn't so I used the Heart Box which is still appropriate for Valentines Day, I cut it using the Fit to Page set at 12".. so the actual box is 8 1/2" was fun and super easy to make

This is the top of the box showing the heart. For my husbands which is the one in front, I layered a heart on top of the box top heart, I used my heart punch from SU and cut it in half and placed it on the box top heart. To open the box, you slide the two halves in opposite directions and viola.. It opens. I filled them with special Valentine Fortune Cookies that are pink and have special Valentine sayings in them, hence the reason why I wanted a Chinese Food Container Box.. and just to let you know the cookes are delish.... Of course I had to test one out before it went into the box.

Thanks for looking...and Happy Valentines Day everyone

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Simon Says What's Love Got to Do WIth It

Over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog, this weeks challenge is "What's Love Got To Do WIth It". Which can be anything to do with "Love"...Well Celebrating an Anniversary is Love...I made this for my Sister & BIL's Anniversary which is this Wednesday, the 17th. So to help them celebrate, I am going to see "South Pacific" at Lincoln Center, but not with I'm just celebrating for them Since I have next week off, I tried my hand at getting tickets to this HOT HOT Broadway Show. Not only did I get the tickets, but I got 2nd row left of the stage. And to make it even sweeter, they were $40 off. So 2 of the girls I work with and I will have a nice day out in the city. Something I am looking forward to...

Thanks for looking
Hugs from NY

Image: Stamps Happen: English Rose, Sentiment: Rubber Stamped-Happy Anniversary
Papers: Stampin Up: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and some scraps from there designer paper from last year.
Extras: MS Heart Border Punch, Stickles, Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nesties,Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Image colored with the following Copics: YG93, YG97, G20, RV10, RV11, V34

Thursday, February 11, 2010

WOJ # 66 - Wish BIg

I haven't had time to play in a WOJ challenge which seems like forever... We were in the midst of a blizzard yesterday in NYC.. schools closed, so no work..Yipee!!! But unfortunatly my day of bliss is over, since I had to report back to school today..Boo Hoo For us it was a big thing since it was only the third time in the last 8 years that the mayor has closed the schools due to the weather so this unexpected day off gave me a chance to play and have some fun. But there is always next week since it will be our Mid-Winter Recess...lots and lots of time to play

Image: Celebrating Henry, Sentiment: SU-Short & Sweet
Papers: Stampin Up 6X6 Paper Pack in the Sale a Bration Catalog, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, and Paper Trey White
Extras: Nesties, Flowers, MS Branch Punch, SU Border Punch, SU Oval Punchs, Rhinestons, Button & Hemp
Image Colored with Copics: C00, C3, C5, C7, E33, E35, RV10, RV11, Y32, Y38

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Copic Creataions - Feather Blending

I deleted my first post when I realized I did the feather blending all wrong. I used two colors that were too similar in the spectrum to show any feathering. So I re-did the apron using RVOOO & B00 this time. Not as I had invisioned it, and still not sure if it's right, but I gave it a try.. I will not give up and will try it again because it is beautiful once you get the hang of it. You can check it out
here there are some extremely talented ladies and some gorgeous creations. Maybe the third time will be a charm for me.

Thanks for looking

Penny Black #87 - Pins & Pearls

I was asked to make 3 bridal shower cards and this is the 2nd one that I did, I used my Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge to cut the frame at 5 1/4". I cut the frame 2x and then popped it up on dimentionals to give it some depth. I then used the shadow feature of the frame for the background of the frame (next time I know to use the blackout feature, hey you live and you learn).. The image is All White from Penny black one of my favorite images, and so easy to color... The card is a pre-embossed card from DCWV.

Image: Penny Black - All White
Paper: Basic Black, Paper Trey White, Sparkle Paper?
Sentiment: Computer generated
Extras: Cricut, Self Adhesive Pearls, SU-Oval Punch
Image colored with copics

Thanks for looking

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sketch Saturday

A quick post this morning so that I can upload this before the deadline. Although I finished this card on Monday, my busy schedule didn't allow me to upload it sooner. This was done for someone at work who needs 3 Bridal Shower cards, one for herself and 2 for the brides mother. This is for my friend at work. For hers I used these colors since the blue is close to what the bridal party is wearing. The other 2 cards are more traditional using white, black & greys and I will try and upload those tomorrow.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Friday Sketchers #87

Finally, I got to play in a challenge, lately with all that's been going on, that's an accomplishment. I used a Whipper Snapper image for this. They have the cutest images.

Paper: Stampin Up: 6x6 Mat Pack, Real Read, Basic Black, Whisper White & Paper Trey White
Image from Whipper Snapper, Sentiment from Amuse
Extras: Nesties, Stampin Up Oval Punches & Scallop Trim Border Punch, Self Adhesive Pearls, Pearl Swirls, and Foam Glitter Hearts
Image colored with Copics: