September 28, 2010

MMSC73 "priscillastyles" Oil Lamp

Hi there!  I finally got some crafting done and would like to share a card I made using the "priscillasyles" Oil Lamp image. I colored the base of the lamp and flame with Copics, and added gold highlights with a Spica pen. Then I covered the lamp's base with a VersaMark pen before heat embossing with a mix of clear embossing powder and dazzling diamonds. I also added liquid glass to the globe for dimension.  IRL, my image has a nice, glittery shine.

Besides using this week's Midnight Madness Challenge (MMSC73), I also incorporated the following challenges:
SCS  Free 4 All Friday Challenge (F4A31) -- create any kind of project with scallops  (Used both scallop corner punch & Spellbinder scallop die.)
Fashionista Friday #48 --  Add a flower (or 2 or 3...) to your project 
Crazy4Challenges (C4C56) -- Bling: diamonds, pearls, glitter and glitz -- (Used dazzling diamonds, gold Spica pen & yellow diamonds.
Charisma Cardz Challenge #38 -- Anything Goes
StampitCrazy -- Diana Challenge #7 -- Free for All
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -- Challenge #26 -- Emboss it!  (I used both heat and dry embossing.)

As always, I really appreciate your stopping by to visit.  Hope you have a wonderful day!
Supplies:  Stamps - "priscillastyles" Oil Lamp; Paper - SU! mellow moss, GP white, K&Company ancestry DSP, The Paper Co. textured silk cardstock, generic white base; Ink - computer, Copic Markers for coloring, gold Spica pen; Accessories: Jolee's Botique flowers, EK Success corner punch, Spellbinder dies; clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds, yellow diamonds, and dimensionals.

September 26, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Hope you are enjoying the weekend.  We are finally getting some much needed rain after a hot, humid week. It is predicted to continue over the next couple of days...  
Not the best beach weather, but my hubby and I are still planning to go to the Eastern Shore for some relaxation.  Guess we will be packing rain gear instead of bathing suits!
Have a fun week.  See you when we get back.

September 24, 2010

First Day of Fall

 Morning All!  We had another hot one here yesterday with temps in the 90's.  Somebody needs to tell Mother Nature that Fall is official here!  So while the temps were soaring, I was staying nice and cool in the air conditioning while I made Christmas cards.  Thought I better get started since I need about 50. Here's one I made using 2 Doodle Pantry images -- pre-colored Holly and Juniper which I combined with the free DP sentiment, May Christ's Love.  Now there's only about 45 more to go!
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by! 
Supplies: Digital Stamps - Doodle Pantry pre-colored Holly and Juniper and May Christ's Love; Paper - Neenah Solar White, SU! cherry cobbler & garden green, generic white base; Ink - computer set on best quality, distress ink in antique linen; Accessories -- decorative edge trimmer, Cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals, Stampendous diamond dots.

September 20, 2010

Let Us Be Thankful

Good Morning, everyone!  Today, Laurie Wilson, owner of the Doodle Pantry, is releasing a great group of new images... and I am delighted to share a card I made using the new Let Us be Thankful set.  This set includes 2 beautifully illustrated images, and 3 sentiments.  To view the entire collection of the new Doodle Pantry release, click here.  To view a great tutorial for a side-by- side display card base, as well as samples of the new images, check out Laurie Wiison blog, Clearly Delightful.
So glad you stopped by to visit.  Enjoy your day!  
Supplies:  Stamps - Let Us be Thankful by the Doodle Pantry; Paper - GP White, Basic Grey dark brown DSP; antique gold and teal shimmery cardstock (purchased at Recollections before they closed); Ink - computer, VersaMark watermark stamp pad, Encore metallic copper ink pad, a combination of Copics, pencils with gamsol and distress inks were used to color/sponge the image and background; Accessories - clear embossing powder mixed with dazzling diamonds were used to heat emboss main panel, gold embossing powder used to heat emboss tips of the leaf, Spellbinder dies, Sizzix embossing folder, Cuttlebug leaf die, gold embellishments purchased at Michael's, and dimensionals.

September 19, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Hi there!  Here's a card I made using the "priscillastyles" Man with Flowers and Cat image. (See post below which shows the entire image).  One of the things I like about digital images is their versatility.
In this case, I used Photoshop to "erase" the image surrounding the flowers.  I then selected the flowers; resized; and copied and pasted them directly into a text box, that I created in a Word document.  How fun and easy!  My sentiment is also computer-generated.
The card qualifies for the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge BlogAllsorts Challenge Blog Week #70 -- Use at least 3 punches -- I used EK Success circle, corner rounder and flourish punches , well as a small MS scallop circle punch.
cdacsc6 -- sketch challenge 
cdacec6 -- embellishment challenge -- use flowers, brads, buttons or ribbon over your digital image
cdachsoc6 -- holiday/special occasion challenge -- create a project using some bling
I am so glad you were able to stop by and visit.  Thanks so much and have a great week.
Supplies:  Stamps - "priscillastyles" Man With Flowers and Cat, computer-generated text box and sentiment; Paper - PTI white, GP white, K&Co. DSP; Ink - computer, Copic for coloring; Accessories - EK Success punches: flourish, corner rounder and plain circle, MS small scallop circle punch, Spellbinders deckle edge Nestabilities, clear embossing powder mixed with dazzling diamonds, SU! ribbon; Sizzix SU! embossing folder and bling from my stash.

September 14, 2010

MMSC71 - Man with Flowers & Cat

Hi everyone!  We had a great time in Western Maryland and were even able to squeeze in a tour of the historic Falllingwater home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.  It's always fun to get away, and good to be home too where I have internet access and can craft.
My card today uses the "priscillastyles" Man with Flowers and Cat image.  I colored my image with Copics and highlighted the bouquet of flowers with a Sakura clear star pen.  I used Sizzix dies (flower, daisies and flourishes #11)  to create my big flower.  Embellishments also include some yummy lace, ribbon, a MS circular tag and bling.  My starting point was the sketch, Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #71.  This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #71 (MMSC71) - sketch
Gingerloft Challenge -- First Challenge -- Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend -- Challenge #46 -- Shabby or Vintage
Southern Girls Challenge -- First Challenge -- Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room -- Week 27 -- Fresh Living -  Nature and/or the color green (I used flowers & the color green.)
Thanks so much for visiting.  I can't wait to check out what everyone has been up to while we were away.  Have a fun week!
Supplies:  Stamps - "priscillastyles" Man with Flowers and Cat; Paper - Tim Holtz DSP, SU! pink pirouette, GP white, generic white base; Ink - Copic Markers for coloring, Sakura clear star pen; Accessories - Spellbinder die, Sizzix dies, lace from Walmart, PTI ribbon, MS circle tag, MM brad.

September 09, 2010

TT#73 -- Spots and/or Dots

Hi everyone!  Here's my take on the Twisted Thursday Challenge #73 -- to use spots or dots on your creation.  It has been a while since I've played the TT challenge, but I sure couldn't resist this one as dots are a favorite as is this adorable Halloween image (Masked Dog) from Shirley's 2 Girls.  I kept things simple... just colored my image with a mix of Copics and pencils w/gamsol and did a little paper piecing on the collar.  This was fast, fun and easy to create, which makes it  easy to mass produce. And no lumps or bumps, so it's postage friendly too!
Hope everyone has a great weekend.  We will be away for a few days exploring the mountains of Western Maryland.  See you when we get back, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies:  Stamps - Shirley's 2 Girls; Paper - GP white, DCWV textured, SU! basic black, dotted -- Making Memories (?); Ink - computer, Copics and pencis w/gamsol for coloring; Accessories - SU! oval punches, MS bat punch, Spellbinders dies and dimensionals.

September 08, 2010

Get Well Worm

Good Morning, everyone!.  This cutie image is called Get Well Worm and is one of the new releases from the Doodle Pantry, and can be yours for free if you participate in the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge #9!   I also used the sentiments, included with this set, to create a background layer.  Although you can't see it in the photo, I went over  the little window and  worm with a VersaMarker and embossed with clear embossing powder.  IRL, the embossing really brought out the colors and added some shine.  Hope you like it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Enjoy your day!
Supplies:  Stamps & Sentiments - Get Well Worm by the Doodle Pantry; Paper - GP white, blue from Walmart, SU! DSP; Ink - computer, Copics for coloring, Antique Linen Distress Ink for sponging, Versamarker pen; Accessories - clear embossing powder, K&Co. flowers, MS border punch, EK Success corner rounder, pearls from my stash, and dimensionals.

September 05, 2010

CDBC9 - Holly and Juniper/ Sledding Ants

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Good Morning, everyone!  It's time for another Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge.  It's easy to play along with us!  Plus there are great prizes!
  • Just create something new following this month's theme.  The theme is to USE A DOODLE PANTRY IMAGE (that's all).  If you don't have a Doodle Pantry image, click here to go the Doodle Pantry freebie page.  
  • Then post a direct link to your card, using Mr. Linky, on Laurie's Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge page.
  • Every participant will receive the Doodle Pantry image -- Get Well Worm -- just for participating.  
  • In addition, there will be three winners this month.  One randomly selected participant will win a blog candy package consisting of at least $25 worth of NEW card making/scrapbooking supplies AND 1 Doodle Pantry image of choice.  Two randomly selected participants will win a Doodle Pantry image of choice. 
  • You must post a comment on the Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge post.
  • Only one entry per person.  Deadline for submission is Sunday, September 19.
  • The winners will be announced on September 20.
I have two CDBC challenge cards to share with you today.  Here is my first  card for the challenge.  I used the new DP "Sledding Ants" set.  I really had fun coloring and embellishing this fun image.  I trimmed the little hats and earmuffs with fun flock; made snow with a mix of flower soft and glitter; and, of course, I had to add some bling and a yummy bow!

My next card showcases the new Doodle Pantry set called  "Holly and Juniper".  I used the the Holly image and one of the sentiments from this set to make a vintage-style card.  My holly image was colored with Copics.  I created a background collage of vintage images torn from a sheet of designer series paper.  The Santa image was punched from the same sheet of paper and popped up with dimensionals.  Finishing touches include lace, ribbon and a button.

For more information regarding the challenge, and samples of all the new Doodle Pantry images released today, please check out Laurie's Clearly Delightful Blog challenge post HERE.  Have a great holiday weekend and thanks for stopping by!  Sure hope you join in the fun!!

September 04, 2010

The Joys of Motherhood

Happy Saturday!  Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend.  Here's another card using the "priscillastyles" image, Time Out.  I wanted to create something fun to welcome my godchild, Rachel, to the joys of motherhood... Rachel gave birth to her new baby girl last week.  Hope my card gives her a smile.
This card combines the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown:  Ribbon with a Twist - I literally twisted a piece of ribbon to create a photo corner which I attached to the right corner of my image panel.
Simon Says Stamp and Show:   Show your layers. 
Crafter's Digital Art Center Challenges:  
cdacotc5 -- Distressing
cdacsc5 -- Sketch
cdaccc5 -- Color Challenge -- yellow and brown 
So glad you took the time to visit today!  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.  Drive safely!!
Supplies:  Stamps - Time Out by "priscillastyles", sentiment-computer generated; Paper - barely banana, chocolate chip,  ivory, PTI DSP; Ink - Copic markers for coloring, Distress Inks in antique linen and brushed cordurory for distressing all the layersand panels,  glaze pens in white and yellow for the dots; Accessories - K&, Offray ribbon, MS borders, SU! punch, Stampendous diamond dots.

September 01, 2010

Rose Duo for a Wedding

Just a quick post before bedtime.  My pre-colored Rose Duo image from Doodle Pantry came to the rescue today as I needed to get a wedding card in the mail like yesterday!   Just a clean and simple design with added dimension by popping up the flower heads and some of the leaves with dimensionals.  Not the best of photos, but it looks very nice IRL.
Good night, everyone!  Off to bed before I turn into a pumpkin...