Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sail Away With Me

I'm so excited to share my card with you today.  I have a lot of different textures and layers on my card.  I used the sail boat from the digi stamp set Seas the Day.  I digitally colored the stripes on the sails blue and I colored the rest of the boat with copics.    

The dolphin is from the digi stamp set Underwater Wonderment or she can be purchased separately here: Daphne Dolphin.  

I love how the sunshine turned out behind the sail boat.  I only wish I had made the oval larger so you could see it better - or I could have made the sail boat smaller - the awesomeness that is digital stamps!  I like that you can re-size them!

I ran the clouds through the swiss dots embossing folder and then sponged around the edges with light blue ink.

I colored the dolphin with copics taking care to so some shading to define her a little.  

The blue piece of paper behind the main image was also embossed with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirl embossing folder.  I love all the depth and layers on my card.  You can see them a little better in the picture below.

Thank you for coming by!  I appreciate each and every visit and comment!  Please stop by the MTME Pretty Pattern's Blog and play along with our challenge this week.  Have a great day! 

Friday, May 25, 2012

To the Old Man

I'm a day late for my post for the Pretty Patterns challenge but thankfully the gals at MTME are soooo understanding!  I hope that this card is worth the wait!

 My Time Made Easy has some new, awesome digi stamps and papers this month.  Click here to see the latest!  Many are Father's Day theme but there are other sentiments in there too.  I love the image I used on my card because we have teased my dad that he's an OLD MAN for YEARS!  My dad is a big tease and he named himself the "Old Poop" which was a nickname which Henry Fonda had in a movie called "On Golden Pond".  (It's a pretty good movie if  you can get past all the cussing.)  When I saw the sentiment "To the OLD MAN Happy Father's Day", well, you can see how I couldn't resist using it!

The main image is from the set A Vintage Day for Dad.  This is a remarkable set - it has 17 images x 7 because it comes in 7 different colors!  The color I used is "Not Quite Navy".  What a deal!  (especially since MTME is having a sale - 25% off this weekend!)

The paper I used is from Vintage Flourishes Bold.  There are several other great new digi papers sets to choose from!

Since my dad is also a golfer I used the image below for the inside of the card.  

I have a hint for you that I got from a friend of mine, Dottie.  She suggested that if you are having a hard time removing your paper from a die to place wax paper in between the die and the paper.  I was having a very hard time removing the paper from the die that I used with the golf image above.  I tore the paper when trying to remove it from the die and got quite frustrated at it when I made another one and still had the same problem.  I then remembered Dottie's hint so I tried it an viola!  It worked!  So if you have a die that makes it hard to remove the paper, make sure that the wax paper is in between the die and the paper.  I'll do a little tutorial on that in the next few days.  I'll take step by step photos so you can see exactly what I mean.

Thank you for coming by and don't forget about the big sale at My Time Made Easy!!!

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial weekend!

Memorial Day Sale at My Time Made Easy!

In honor of Memorial Day, and as a thank you to all our valued customers, we are going to have a store wide 25% OFF SALE!!

(sale excludes the purchase of Gift Certificates)

Sale is starting Friday May 25th 12:00 am EST through Monday May 28th 11:59 pm EST !!

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I'll be back later with my card for this week's challenge.  I had some things come up so I'm a little late.  Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the sale!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Princess Tilda in a Pink Dress

This is my 2nd post for today.  I made two projects for a tutorial for CropStop, I just posted the first one so either scroll down or click HERE.  The tutorial was published yesterday on CropStop's blog and can be found HERE.  I used Liquid Pearls on the other card and Star Dust Stickles on this one.  

I first colored Tilda with my copics, adding shading to her dress.

I then painted her dress and crown with Star Dust Stickles which made it shine.  Stickles and glitter glue are somewhat transparent so plan what color you want to show through before you do your painting.  Of course you can always paint on top of designer paper if you desire. 

Below is the card at an angle.  Lots of fun details!

As with the last project, I based my card on a sketch but alas that challenge just expired.  It's ok, I used a number of other challenges to base my card on.  
Here's the list:
Moxie Fab World: gingham challenge
Totally Tilda: Princess in Pink Dress
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  anything goes!
Creative Inspiration: Case it - I cased the colors pink, green & white 
Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  make your embellishments - metal corner - I embossed it with detail white embossing powder 
All That Scraps Blog:  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: In the Garden
Card Making Mamas: May Flowers
 Hotshot Craft Blog: use die cuts
Joyful Stamper: Anything Goes
Dies to Die for:  Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Challenge: inspiration and color challenge-
Pink, Green and light yellow


Thank you for coming by!  Don't forget to hop on over to  CropStop and check out my little tutorial.  As always I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  Have a great week!

Fairy Tilda in Purple

I am so excited to share this project with you.  CropStop posted a tutorial I made about Painting with Liquid Pearls, Stickles and Glitter Glue.  Hop on over there and see it!  You'll be adding shimmer and shine to your projects in a new and fun way too!

I painted Tilda's wings in Lilac Liquid Pearls.  I also added some purple glitter glue to the large flower to add some shine.

By moving the card in the light the liquid pearls on the wings shine!

I made the butterflies using Martha Stewart's butterfly punch on some designer paper and added some bling to them.  

I used this gorgeous lace on the bottom and stamped "Dream" onto the tag... I embossed it with detail white embossing powder.

I originally made this card using a sketch but I wasn't able to post this in time and that challenge ended.  It's ok because I also made this for a number of other challenges - unfortunately one of those ended ONE HOUR ago.  I guess I should have saved the dishes until tomorrow, right?  hehe!

These are the challenges I'm entering this card into:
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  anything goes!
Magnolia Down Under Challenge:  make your embellishments - butterflies
7 Kids Challenge:  color me purple
All That Scraps Blog:  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: In the Garden
Card Making Mamas: May Flowers
 Hotshot Craft Blog: use die cuts
Joyful Stamper: Anything Goes
Dies to Die for:  Anything Goes

Thank you for coming by!  Don't forget to hop on over to  CropStop and check out the tutorial.  As always I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  Have a great week!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Never a Failure

We are our own worst critics and quite often we may think of ourselves as failures.  I like this Chinese Proverb that "Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up".  As long as we keep getting up and trying, we will never be failures.  

I used the sentiment from Keep Strong and the paper (one of my new favorites!) is Berry Burst.   

Thank you for stopping by today!  Don't forget to go to MTME's blog and see the other cards the Pretty Patterns team has for you this week.  Please play along with us this coming week.  We have a fabulous sketch for you!  

Thank you for your visit and of course I LOVE comments - who doesn't?  So please leave a little love. Have a great week!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

National Scrapbooking Day

Happy NSD - National Scrapbooking Day!

In honor of National Scrapbook Day, we challenge you to a SCRAPLIFT!
This is a two week special challenge.

Today, May 5, 2012, is National Scrapbook Day. National Scrapbook Day was started in 1994 by Creative Memories and is celebrated on the first Saturday every May. Since 1994 paper crafters everywhere celebrate their passion for scrapbooking and other paper projects on this day. Who knows, maybe this will be a national holiday some day!
To celebrate this awesome day, the CropStop Creative Team challenges you to scraplift one of their posted projects below.  Choose your project, create your own version of it, and link it using the link tool at the bottom of this post at CropStop. The winner will be chosen by random draw on May 20th and posted in the blog on Monday, May 21, 2012.  Prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to the CropStop Store.

Follow these simple guidelines to qualify:
1. Enter a newly created project that scraplifts one of the pictured projects.
2. Label your project with your name and link it using the link tool at the bottom of this post.
3. Give the name of the person/project that you have scraplifted in your blog post.

Challenge deadline is Saturday, May 19, 2012 at midnight, U.S. East Coast Time. 

The card I'm sharing for the Scraplift is my cute butterfly Tilda that I made on March 15th.
To see all the detailed photos and a mini tutorial I made on how to get her wings so shiny, click here.

Thank you for coming by!  I love your comments and support.  Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother's Day Card #1

It's Thursday so it's time for another  MTME Pretty Patterns sketch challenge.  I made a card for my mother-in-law for this week's challenge.  I used some of the digi stamps and paper from last month's release to make my card because they are soooo pretty and feminine.  I'm sure I'll be using this month's releases for my Father's day cards next month - have you seen them???!!!  They are amazing!!!  See them here.

For the focal image on this card I used Spring is in Bloom and Fine Finish digi stamps.  For the frame I digitally changed the black background to a coordinating color as the burgundy in the digi paper. 

The digi paper is Berry Burst.  This digi paper originally has a dark brown background but I changed it for gray.  I love how I can do that with digi paper!  The frame behind the front one is actually light pink paper which was embossed and cut out with a Spellbinders die.

On the inside I printed the sentiment and cut out with my Spellbinders.  I also sponged light pink around the inside before taking the white paper out of the die.

I made a pretty border on the bottom and added some little pearls.

Come by the MTME Blog to see the fantastic samples the other design team members have made.  I hope you will join us this week and play along with the sketch below.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate each and every visit and of course LOVE your comments!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Crafty Supplies:
Spellbinders: labels four & labels four small, labels nine,classic petal
Stampin' Up! - textured impressions - square lattice