Friday, July 30, 2010

My Rock Idol

I made this for my 16 year old soon to be 17 year old son who plays the guitar. His birthday is in a few weeks so this is perfect for him. I can not tell you how much he loves playing. As soon as I saw this image, I had to buy it so that I could create a special card for him. Same goes for the guitar in the corner which I purchased at Michaels last year and put it aside knowing I would find the right card for it. So son, this cards for you.....

close up:

This was created for The Sugar Bowl Challenge #40, which is "Do it Yourself"... So I choose this image along with sketch #36...

Image: Rock Idol, & Inkadinkado-Rock Star
Paper: Real Read, Brilllant Blue,DP-Creative Imaginations
Extras: MS Border Punch, Guitar 3D sticker from $1 bin @ Michaels, Music Note Brads, Buttons, SU Photo Corner Punch, Glitter Stars, Red Rhinestones
Image colored with Copics

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Vintage Christmas in July

I did this for the Just Magnolia Challenge which is to make a vintage card and paired it up with the Magnolia Down Under Challenge which is to create a Christmas Card. Well as soon as I saw the challenges I knew it was time to ink up this beautiful image that I received from my sweet friend Tammi... I also decided to try my hand at making a countdown card. So fun..took me all day, but it was tons of fun and now that I made one, definately will do a few more.. Well at least that's what I say you can find the directions here
I heat embossed Liquid Applique around the trim of her coat, and went back to my roots and used my aqua painter to paint the ribbon.

A close up:

A close up of the countdown part, when you turn the wheel, it changes the number of days left for the countdown

Image: Magnolia, sentiment was computer generated
Paper: Tim Coffey-Fall Gold Leaf Scrool, Basil
Ink: Color Box - Gold
Extras: Buttons, SU Square Punch, SU Square Scallop Punch, SU Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, Pearls, MS Border Punch, SU Circle Punch, Nestie for the countdown wheel, Ribbon, Liquid Applique
Copics: E35,E31,E33,E35,E53,E59,YG93,YG95

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Welcome Baby

Nothing like waiting till the last minute to do something. I have a baby shower to go to today at 12. I am usually so good about doing things and not waiting till the last minute, but it just crept up on me. So not only did I run to pick up the present yesterday, but I also waited until yesterday to make the card. Nothing like procrastination

A Close Up:

Stamp: Whipper Snapper,Stampin Up: Short & Sweet
Papers: Heidi Grace, Bazil
Extras: SU Oval Punches, Blue Rhinestones, Nesties, MS Border Punch, Swirl Die Cut
Copics: E21,E000,E00,RV02,B000,B00,B02,Y02,Y04

Friday, July 23, 2010

Simon Says

I am trying to get a jump start on my Halloween 2 down and lots more to I followed the Martine's sketch over at Simon Says

Image: Whipper Snapper-Peek a Boo Ghost
Papers: Making Memories 6x6 Halloween pack, SU-Basic Black
Extras, MS Fence Punch, MS ribbon, Swirl Die cut
Image Colored with the following Copics: Y13,Yr02,YR04,YR07,E35,N0,N2,N4,N6,YG03,

As always, Thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mini Accordian File Folder

I was asked to participate in a WhipperSnapper image swap, I said that I would contribute 2 different images for the swap. The swap is for 10 + 2 so my total contribution is 24. Instead of doing the usual which is to put them into a clear baggie and mail them off to the person in charge of the swap, I decided to make it a little special for her since she is putting all her time and effort into it and put them in this mini accoridan file folder...I love doing these, they are so much fun. And it was perfect for the images since each pocket in the inside holds 4 images. The directions can be found
for the inside of the folder, I cut mine the same size of the cardboard just shaving a little off the ends, the measurements above call for the inside cover to be cut smaller
Here it is open

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Everybody Art Challenge #100 Thoughts Of You

I am entering this in theEverybody Art Challenge which will be my first entry. When I saw that this weeks challenge was to use Blue which is my favorite color, I knew this was right up my alley. I decided to take out an older set from Stampin Up and make this card for my sister just to let her know I am thinking of her. This is one set that I will never part with. I usually drag out my brayer whenever I reach for this set, but decided to try making clouds using a scallop. I've seen this technique quite often but finally was inspired when I saw Jeanettes beautiful card and tutorial which can be found by following
this link

So thanks for the inspiration Jeanette.. and Sis this one's for you.

A close up:

Stamp: Stampin Up: Seaside Sketches, Sentiment $1 Stamp from Michaels
Extras: MS Border Punch, Self Adhesive Pearls, Flowers,Nestibilities, Paper Piercer, Jolee's by You-Sea Shells
Papers: Making Memories 6x6 Travel Pack
Copics: E33,E52,E53,E55,B21,B23,B24
Ink: Stampin Up Soft Sky

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Spring Cleaning MDUC #55 & Friday Sketchers #111

I did this for both the Magnolia Down Under Challenge and the Friday Sketchers Challenge. The Magnolia Down Under challenge is to make a Season Themed card so I choose Spring. Nothing like Spring and I followed the sketch for Friday Sketchers.

Image: Tilda with Broom
Paper from Stampin Up
Extras: Primsa Flowers, Rhinestones,Corner Die Cut, MS Branch Punch, Swirl Die Cut, Fiskars Border Punch
Copics: B60,E21,E000,E00,E02,E27,E31,E34,R25,R37,R39

As always, Thanks for looking

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just Magnolia #64 -Boo!!!

I bought this Edwin awhile back..just fell in love with him and as soon as I saw this sketch, I knew it was finally time to ink him up and color him in, So I figured I'd get a jump start on my Halloween Cards...

Image: Dracular Edwin
Sentiments are $1 stamps from Michaels
Paper: Imaginisce, Basic Black, More Mustand, Vanila
Extras: SU Slot Punch, Dimentionals, Black Rhinestones, Die Cut Swirl, Primsa Flowers, MS Boo Punch & Branch Punch, Flower Die Cut (used for back of Trick or Treat)& Nestibilities
Image Colored with Copics: E000,E00,E02,R20,E25,E49,E53,E59,C1,C3,C5,C7,C9,YR18,B60

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Whiff of Joy #83

It's been ages since I've done a WOJ thanks for the inspiration.. I colored this quite a while back, and am glad I was finally able to use it. Here is my take on the challenge..

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Copic Creations Challenge - For the Birds

Well, I started this last week, but unfortunately didn't get around to finishing it until today. I thought I missed the deadline, but see I am able to get it in just in the nick of time. So, here is my take on the Copic Challenge "For the Birds"

Image from Stamp Happens -robin
Paper - Stampin Up
Extras: Nestibilities, buttons
Image colored with Copics

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Friday Sketchers 110 Meets Magnolia Down Under #54

It has been ages that I have been able to sit down and do any kind of crafting. My absense was due to my husbands MS which has finally taken a toll on his body, his legs don't work like they used to so things have been quite hard around here. He is basically in a wheelchair now, so it takes it's toll on everyone in the family. In spite of all this, his spirits are high, and he has a great outlook on everything.

So after all that is said and done, I made this for my sons 20th birthday which is tomorrow. It is for both the Magnolia Down Under Challenge and the Friday Sketchers Challenge. Nothing like waiting til the last minute, but it did get me into crafting again, and I hope it sparks an interest again. Then again, my son never would have forgiven me if I purchased a store bought

Here goes...

A Close Up of Edwin

Image: Edwin Pirate
Paper: Pattern Paper from Stampin Up Sorry it was left overs and I don't remember the name, Chocolate Chip
Copics: E000,E00,E02,R20,Coo,C2,C3,E55,E57,YG91,YG93,YG95
Extras: Buttons,Cricut, Jollee's by You Sea Shells,Chalk,
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