Thursday, January 27, 2011

Big Gift

This weeks image @ Designed 2 Delight is "Bear's Big Gift". Of course birthday comes to mind right away, but I decided to go with a thank you version of this digi instead. Come and play along with us. It's alot of fun.

I decided to do paper piecing on this cute lil guy. I printed my image out on the patterned paper, and then colored my bear in with my Copic's. I then added some sparkle to the ribbon w/my Spica marker and went over top of that with the Glossy accents. I think it give it such a pretty shimmery dimension to the gift. I then hand set all of my i-Rock gems and 'glued' them in place.

Here's a better look at the ribbon and gems:



"Bear's Big Gift", Thank you clear stamp ( not quite sure where I picked this one up from )
Paper: White, brick red, brown and some scrap patterned paper
Markers/Inks: COPIC 28 Lionet Gold, R22 Light Prawn, YR07 Cadmuim Orange, E21 Baby Skin Pink, Distress Ink Old Paper, VersaColor 156 Raspberry, Spica 20 Chocolate
Misc: i-Rock clear gems

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fancy Fold Challenge

Hello again everyone!

I was browsing thru Faith's site the other day and was on the Card Ideas from Designed 2 Delight blog. They also have weekly challenges and thought I might give one a try.

This weeks challenge is ~ fancy folds. Let's get out of the rut of general, simple folded cards. Such other cards can be a gate fold, trifold, etc. Here is a great site for ideas if you need some help:

I made a "Joy Fold" card based off of seeing Kim's wonderful card "Puppy Love". It was just so cute, I had to try it for myself. I clicked on the tutorial link, which brought me to Split Coast Stampers site. On there was this wonderful video tutorial that helped out alot. From there I started to watch other tutorials.....and all I have to say is WOW!!! I learned so many new things and want to try them all : ) But for now - here is my version of the "Joy Fold" card.
The outside:

Here's the inside:

When you first start to open it up:

And folded flat:

Hope you like it!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

*~*Bugaboo turns 1*~*

Happy Birthday Bugaboo!!

Bugaboo has turned 1,and they are celebrating in a BIG way. All week they have had different challenges at their Catch the Bug site here http:/

Each day was a different theme, image, sketch or color that had to be used. Below is the day and each one I will be submitting for the weekly events challenges.

Monday - Blue & White

Tuesday - NR Image Clown & Bling

Wednesday - Sketch

Thursday - Birthday Theme

Friday - Anything Goes

The '1st' challenege - was a birthday card to celebrate Bugaboo turning 1

Of course as usual, I am getting this all done last minute. But it has been a busy week - work, etc you get the point : )

So hope you like the cards! I had alot of fun making them. Please feel free to comment as I love to hear what others have to say!!



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Love Ya Cupcake.....

This adorable lil cupcake from Faith is just fabulous! You must check it out at Designed 2 Delights site As soon as I seen it~I knew what to do. I had never done a circle shaped card before, so I thought I would give it a try. On a recent scrapping excursion, my girlfriend & I went to this paper warehouse sale. And I purchased a TON of stuff, along with these pre-cut scalloped circle cards. So, I found some cute background paper, ran a strip of green textured cardstock thru the Cuttlebug, added some bling w/my i-Rock and here it is!

I once again 'bugged' my girlfriend to borrow her ProMarkers. I must really invest in some of these myself, so that I quit bothering her so much....LOL!! And I forgot to write down the colors I used - darn it all. I then added some Stickels around the edge of the design to give it a little shimmer.

Thanks for checking it out!!


Image: 'Love Ya Cupcake' Designed 2 Delight
Paper: Doodlebug Design 'Sweet Treats' paper, the PaperCut Scalloped Circle Scored Card white, light green textured cardstock and white cardstock
Markers: ProMarkers - SORRY forgot to write the colors down
Misc: i-Rock bling, scrap pink ribbon, Stickles Star Dust, Cuttlebug folder Divine Swirls, ColorBox Light Blue Chalk Ink

Friday, January 14, 2011


I really like this digi from Bugaboo stamps. Her name is Dottie and she has this cute little cupcake. She just has this 'spunk and attitude' about her that I like! It was so fun to work with - I actually did this up 4 different ways.

While w/my girlfriends last weekend - I borrowed some of the ProMakers that she had to color Dottie up. I am REALLY liking these markers. They are just so cool. My 1st attempt was a brunette version, then a blonde, then a redhead. And my other girlfriend jokingly said " You should make one with gray hair" I did!! And I think she turned out awesome!

And seems how I did her dress in red - I decided to make her into a Valentines card. I went w/traditional red & pink and did some embossing, bling etc and her she is!! I added some Glossy Accents to the cupcake, some shimmer to her lips and to the cherry with my other new favorite Spica markers. They are from the makers of COPIC's and they are fab!

I'm entering this in the weekly challenge over on Bugaboos blog ~ The current challenge is - Emboss It - check it out!



Paper: White, red and pink cardstock, scrap patterned paper (flowers)
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Dottie~Cupcake", wooden stamp "Happy Valentine's"
Makers: ProMarkers - sorry, so excited to use forgot to write the colors down, atyou Spica Marker 21 Lipstick
Ink: Pop-Tone Razzleberry, ColorBox Petal Point Red
Misc: Hero Arts Bling, Colorbox Metal Hearts, Red scrap ribbon, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug folders Divine Swirls and Spots & Dots, EK Success Diamond Lace Edger Punch

Monday, January 10, 2011

Love Ewe !!!

This cute image "Love Ewe" is the latest from Faith @ Designed 2 Delight. This is the first challenge of the month, so you can grab it for free, post by the deadline and receive the next one for FREE!!! It's so much fun : )

This past Saturday, my girlfriends and I spent the afternoon & evening "scrappin" away @ Archivers. We just LOVE that store!!! And, it's so fun because if you run out of something or need inspiration, you can just wander around the store and get ideas, or buy what you need. Although....that can get you in 'trouble' too....LOL!

Back to the image! I decided I would finish up my card early this week and post it as soon as I could. No last minute post....YAY ME!! One of my girlfriends had purchased some ProMarkers awhile back and I really wanted to play with them. She had a HUGE array to choose from and I had a great time with them. I used them to color in my image. I REALLY like these markers. Don't get me wrong, COPIC's are great too, I started out on them - but the ProMarkers are awesome.

I then used my CI Paints (Creative Inspirations) Pink Highlights to add shimmer to the flowers. You really should check out CI's blog for some wonderful ideas ~

I then embossed my gray background and added some bling. I also added a new glitter marker from the COPIC line. They are called atyou Spica glitter pens. These pens comes in 13 transparent colors and contains pigment based, non-toxic, acid-free ink. It's a little hard to see, but I used it on the edges of the heart to make it shimmer.

WOW...I can't believe I have my post done now. Feels good : ) Hope you like my design and please feel free to leave comments.

Till next time!

P.S. I also entered this in the weekly Card Ideas "Something Old, Something New" challenge
My 'old' is the "LOVE" paper from Target's dollar bin last year
My 'new" is the True Love ribbon and ProMarkers I used to color in the "Love Ewe" digi


STAMP: Designed 2 Delight "Love Ewe"
CARDSTOCK: White, gray and blush (textured), pattern paper...I think from the dollar bin @ Target
MARKERS/PENS: ProMarkers Cerise, Ruby, Leaf Green, Forest Green and Cool Grey 1, COPIC atyou Spics Glitter pen 21 Lipstick
INKS:Distress Ink Old paper, Pop-Tone Paper Ink Razzleberry
PAINT: CI Paint Pink Highlights
FLOWERS: Bazzil Basics Paper Flowers Tropical Bubble Gum and Primula Hot Pink
RIBBON: American Crafts Premium Ribbon True Love
MISC: Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots, Hero Arts bling and i-Rock gems purple & green

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cupcake and Roses

Happy 2011 Everyone!!!!

Hope you all had a safe & wonderful time bringing in the new year!!! This weeks digi from Faith is "Cupcake and Roses"....which happens to be wonderful for a few upcoming birthdays I have. I decided to start with an embossed background and build up from there.

I then added some fun patterned paper and colored using my Copic markers again. I hope by trying to use them more, that I will finally get the hang of them : ) It's hard to tell in the pic, but I then added some shimmer to the flame and the roses. I then use a scalloped punch and made a 'flower' with different colors of ribbon bursting out from behind it. Pretty CAS I think, but still has a WOW factor to it.

All comments are welcome and hope to hear from you soon!!


Stamps: Cupcake and Roses~Designed 2 Delight, SU Happy Birthday
Paper: DCWV Retro Square Embossed Card, purple, pink and blue cardstock, scrap patterned paper
Markers: Copics E21 Baby Skin Pink, Y28 Lionet Gold, YG11 Migonette, R22 Ligh Prawn, BV02 Prune, V01 Heath, V000 Pale Heath, Marvy LePlume No 5 Yellow
Misc: Rain Dots Purple dot, Scrap ribbon dollar bin @ Michael's
Inks: Colorbox Cat's Eye Chalk Light Blue