Friday, December 31, 2010

Calendar Book Part #2

It's hard to believe this is the last day of 2010! I hope you have some fun plans for the evening. Below are the next four months of my sister's calendar.

May, another beautiful stamp from Memory Box.

June, the butterfly, from Memory Box was stamped with Color Box Robin's Egg ink. I then stamped the butterfly wing with this cute flowered paper and attached it to the butterfly.

July, I cut the seashells from an Outline Rubber stamp and colored the shells with Copic Markers. I added a little smooch for some glitz.

August, is from the collage stamp above. I don't know about you but I could sure use a day at the beach collecting seashells.

May God Bless You in the New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Calendar Book

I wanted to share the calendar I made for my sister. I will show you four months today. I used Marjolaine paper pad from BasicGrey. I love this paper.

For January I used a digital image from Chi Chi Memories. What an adorable snowman who was colored with Copic Markers. I added a little glitz using a silver gel pen and black and orange Spica pens.

February was on of my favorites from Outline Rubber Stamps. Colored with Copic Markers and I added Siren smooch to the hearts.

March is a beautiful butterfly stamp from Outline. Colored with Copics and the details were enhanced with a silver glitter pen and a Black Spica pen.

April's stamp is from Memory Box. I used a nice spring time green to these sweet butterflies.

Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Adorable Dog Calendar

Happy Wednesday! Yahoo tomorrow is Thursday and the beginning of a long weekend. More time to craft. Today's calendar was created using a portion of an Outline Rubber stamp - SALE Split Layering Collage-Dog. I used the following to create this calendar:

Copic markers: Y18,YR02,YR21,B41,B45, E13, E33, and E57. To add some glitz I used Pumpkin and Ocean Soul Smooch, Black Spica pen and a silver gel pen. The paper is Bo Bunny "Flutter Butter Burst".

Watch tomorrow for the debut of the calendar book. Thanks for visiting; have a great evening!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Butterfly Invasion

What a difference a day makes. It was so beautiful and sunny when I drove home it reminded me of March then I told myself March is couple of months away. However, these butterflies bring a touch of spring time to a beautiful winter day.

The butterfly stamp is from Outline Rubber stamps which I received for Christmas from my wonderful husband. Below are two that I made in different colors and paper.

For the yellow butterfly I used:
Copic - Y28, YR21, YR02, Y38, Y21 - silver gel pen, black Spica pen and Pumpkin Smooch. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distressed Ink. For the mat I used Spellbinders Peony.

Blue Butterly:
Copic - Y28, B02, B04, B06, B41 -silver gel pen, black Spica Pen and Ocean Soul Smooch. I inked the edges with Tim Holz Broken China Distressed Ink. I used the same Spellbinder for the mat as for the yellow.

Thanks for visiting. Watch for the calendar creation tomorrow.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Calendar Frenzy

I am nestled in and crafting during the blizzard taking advantage of being snowed in. Over the next few days I will share my calendar creations. My good friend Kerry gave me these small calendars and the idea to make these mini calendars. I used my new outline rubber stamp, I love it. It reminds me of a giant sunflower. Below are three that I made in different colors and paper.

For the yellow sunflower I used:
Copic - YG91, Y28, YR21, YR02, Y38, Y21 - silver gel pen and Pumpkin Smooch. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distressed Ink. For the mat I used Spellbinders Peony.

Blue Sunflower:
Copic - Y28, YG91, B02, B04, B06, B41 -silver gel pen and Ocean Soul Smooch. I inked the edges with Tim Holz Broken China Distressed Ink. I used the same Spellbinder for the mat as for the yellow.

Pink Sunflower:
Copic - Y28, R21, R32, RV10, RV34 -silver and pink gel pen. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distressed Ink. I used the Peony Spellbinders for the mat.

Enjoy a touch of spring.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I am very excited; I am applying for Chi Chi Memories first ever DT call! Below are my submissions as part my application. I hope you enjoy my projects as I had a great afternoon creating them. I have not been on an official design team however, once a month as part of Rosie's Sisterhood I do post a project. I love paper crafting and my favorite part is picking out the color theme and embellishments for each project. It would be an honor to be part of the Chi Chi Memories design team your images are adorable. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

First, is this adorable snowman. I used paper from My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found "Princess") and a cream colored netting to cover the container. I used my Nordic Snowflake punch with pink velour paper. Below are the items I used to complete the container:

Copics: BG10, R02, R21, R32, RV11, YR07
Spica Pen: Pitch Black, orange
Flower Soft: Polar White, Baby Pink
Cream Ribbon
Chi Chi Memories: Snowman Digi Stamp
Liquid Glass

Second, is a chubby little penguin. Again paper from My Mind's Eye (Portobello Road "Buddies") with all its glimmer and glam to create an icy look. Here are the items used on this card:

Copics: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, YR21, YR24
Spica Pen: Black
Chi Chi Memories: Penguin Digi Stamp
Liquid Glass
Polka Dot Ribbon

Lastly, here is the submission to PWCO Summer Challenge (green, yellow, blue, red) for Chi Chi Memories.

Here is my submission for my challenge. I used this super cute image from Chi Chi Memories - Always by Your Side. I made this little first aid band aid holder. I colored the image with Copic markers and added a little glitz with the spica pens. The get well sentiment was done with Whispered Words flock alphabet and colored with a copic marker. To add a little extra on the green polka dot paper I used some liquid glass.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards

I finally got inspired. Yesterday I went shopping with my scrap-a-holic friends and found the final pieces for my cards. The paper is "Winter Joy Bundled" by Bo Bunny; I just love the bright festive colors in the paper. I used the Crystal Snowflake from Memory Box and the inner snowflake is from the Martha Stewart punch Nordic Snowflake. Each snowflake was misted with Old Lace Glimmer Mist. I used the Amuse stamp Vintage Merry Christmas which is embossed with Zing Silver embossing powder. Lastly, for the final touch I added some green ribbon. Tomorrow my husband will mail them! On to the next project.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Beauties

I just love these glitter ornaments. I used future floor finish as the glue and added Martha Stewart iridescent fine glitter. I colored the caps with a matching Copic marker. On the red ball I painted the white flowers with Be Positive glitter glam and added a pearl bling to the center. The pink ball was embellished with light pink flowers and I added Creme de Rouge to give them a little glitz.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Muse Lounge Challenge #22: Dashes, Dots and Doodles!!

Here is my card for the challenge. I used the Village Chapel and Wedding Couple stamps. I colored the images with Copic markers W2, W4, W6, E49, E57, Y11, YG0000, and E00. To add some glitz I used Spica markers black, gold and lipstick. I popped both images to give the card some dimension.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Family Memories

Here is my finished tray from 7 Gypsies. I had a wonderful scrap weekend with the girls about two weeks ago. We all started trays.

I used paper from a SEI paperpad moonrise. I absolutely love this paper. I printed the pictures in Sepia so they would blend nicely with the paper. I used Archival Coffee ink around the edges of all of my paper embellishments. My good friend Kerry gave me the adorable butterflies.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friends of Dorcas

Well this weekend was the Pumpkin Dessert Hour for Dorcas at our church. I am on the Social Ministry committee and helped put the event on. Here is the invitation, the program, name tags and favor I made for the event. The ladies had a great time. Lot of yummy goodies - pumpkin crisp, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin whoopie pies, apple cranberry crisp and chocolate chip cake. YUM!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Look at this Beauty

Here is an image we worked on the night of our craft weekend! This is now going to my brother-in-law for his 50th birthday. I wish I could see his face when he opens it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gumball Anyone

The Amuse Gumball Machine was colored with Copics RV10, R39, Y02, YG19, R29, YR09. I used liquid glass on the gumball so that they would stand out. To give it a littler glimmer I used a silver spica. The pink velour paper gives it a rich look. Oh, how could I forget I splattered the card with Creme de Rouge glimmer mist. Glitter Mist is fabulous! Just ask my friend Kerry.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Where's the Hay

Rosies Roadshow post for November. Fall is upon us and this little dog is looking for his bone. To color the Haystack and the Dog I used Copics E13, R39, Y19, YR09, E13, and YG91. The background paper is Basic Grey Pyrus and to embellish the card the cute leaves to add to the fall theme.

Friday, October 29, 2010

More Halloween Treats

Yeah! It's Friday. I am so excited I am going to spend the weekend scrapping with my friends. Lots of food, fun, laughs, and paper crafting.

The stamps used for these treats which I sent with my husband to Budapest for our youngest son, were clips from the Halloween framed project on Wednesday. What a versatile stamp. The pumpkin in the window frame is from another stamp.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trick or Treat

I made these for my co-workers. I used AMUSE stamps trick or treat kids and the candied apple. I colored both with Copic markers and used Spica pens on the little kids. The candied apples have a touch of liquid glass for the carmel and the candied affect.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner. This stamp is pretty awesome and just perfect for some Halloween fun! I used Copic markers, Spica pens and Martha Stewart glow in the dark glitter to create this Halloween scene. I mounted the picture on my favorite polka dot paper in purple, used my cricket to create the letters for Happy Halloween and for the final touch I framed it in a simple black picture frame.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Edwin Enjoying the Day

Here he is again, a too cute Pure Innocence stamp. Colored with Copics YG91, B37, E00, R02, E57, B41 with a touch of a gold Spica. I used Rosie's Roadshow clouds to add some interest to the card. Don't you love the dogs bow. This was a piece an awesome ribbon that was given to me. Enjoy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Boy Edwin

I went shopping last weekend and bought this Pure Innocence image. They are adorable. For this card I used spellbinders, Copics YG91, E13, E00, R02 and gold Spica pen. The background paper is Basic Grey Pyrus.

I named him Edwin, he is just so darn cute with his little dog. Check back tomorrow and see him on a different card.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Three Cups

I could never find a way to use the Amuse Three Cups stamp . However, last weekend I bought Basic Grey Pyrus paper which goes so well with Copic B26 and R02. I used a little liquid glass in the cups. To give the finishing touches I used a black Spica.

Java anyone?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sunflowers in October

I just love this stamp. I got it on one of my trips to Chicago at the Paper Source. The image was colored with E13, E57, Y38, and Y21. Liquid glass was used to accent the center of flower and a clear star jelly roll pen was used to accent the petals of the flower. Don't you just love the paper - it SEI Moonrise. Love it!!! One of my good scrapping friends gave me a piece to use. I think this is my favorite paper....I've got to order some...

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Nice Day for a Ride

I used Amuse stamp Wheely Girl and the Market. The paper is from Reflections called "I Wanna Ride". The images were colored with Copics B37, R02, YG63, YR18, Y02, R29, E13 and E57. Note the hint of glimmer with black and lipstick Spica.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Koy Fish

This was my first experience with embossing folders. I painted the fish with Tattered Angels Chalkboard - Hot Chocolate and Apricot. For the water I used Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist. It is such a soft look - almost looks like velvet. Let me know what you think.

Mallary's Day at the Beach

I was on a quest to create 10 different cards for my son CJ and his friend Ian who are doing a semester abroad in Budapest. So I chose Mallary who is just so adorable. I colored the images Brellie and Mallary using copics B04, Y11, Y38, Y19, B06, YG25 and BG10. Mallary's fluff was highlighted with a gold Spica pen as was the Brellie handle. I used liquid glass to give the effect of water.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Isn't she precious

Well I had a wonderful day with my scrapping friends. I used this adorable Magnolia stamp, colored with copic markers. The colors seemed to fit the season. Enjoy! Connie I think I beat you but you do have another 4+ hours to finish. LOL!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

PWCO Summer Challenge (green, yellow, blue, red)

Here is my submission for my challenge. I used this super cute image from Chi Chi Memories - Always by Your Side. I made this little first aid bandaid holder. I colored the image with Copic markers and added a little glitz with the spica pens. The get well sentiment was done with Whispered Words flock alphabet and colored with a copic marker. To add a little extra on the green polka dot paper I used some liquid glass.

Visit this link to check out the challenge submissions

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Another Day in Paradise

Well it has been over a month since I last posted. Busy, Busy, Busy.

Here is a card that is a little unconventional for Rosie's but don't you just love the sandcastle? Makes me want to go to the beach. Enjoy...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Goin'n to the Chapel

It has been quite sometime since I have posted. Now that the wedding has occurred I will be posting more often. Here are a few of photos from my son's wedding. It was awesome!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Garden Club

Welcome to the garden club. How cute are these Rosie girls? I did something a little different to truly make them the garden club. I used my new Heartfelt Creations sunflower with matching nestablity and popped the flower. The Garden Club is the center of the flower. I used Copic markers and Spica pens to color the image. I hope this inspires all of you to go out and plant some flowers

Monday, May 31, 2010

Wedding Favors Galore

The wedding is 2 1/2 weeks away and I finally finished the favors. I used the A Muse shimmer paper and the bride & groom stamp. The bride's dress was done with Angel Wing Shimmerz and I used lipstick Spica pen for the flowers. The groom's tux was colored with a black Spica pen. The favor was finished with white sheer ribbon. Inside the favor are Jelly Belly beans. The bags have a cross with their name and date of the wedding. Now I can focus on my other projects. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sweet Lilly - Softpencil Anniversary Blog Hop

Lilly is so adorable. She is making her debut on newly purchased Iron Orchid Designs paper. The front of the paper is a daisy design and the back large polka dots which is very complimentary. I used Copic markers E51, Y11, YG0000, YG00, and for the dress and bow Prismacolor 929. For a hint of bling on the dress and the center of the flower I used Angel Wing Shimmerz and Mello Yellow Blingz. To finish Lilly's look she has beautiful pearl for the center of her bow and ribbon and a single flower were added to finish the card.

Enjoy your day and visit Cat next!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Birthday CJ

Happy 24th Birthday CJ! I hope you have a great day. I love you.

Love Mom & Dad
and the girls

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy 30th Anniversary

Isn't this Soft Pencil couple just the cutest. I could not resist using these on my anniversary card. The letters and numbers are Basic Grey they really compliment the browns in the paper.

To my wonderful husband on our anniversary! Thanks for an amazing 30 years. I will love you forever.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Non-Traditional Graduation Card

My good friend Kerry loaned me this Magnolia image and I had oh so much fun coloring her. A co-worker graduated this past weekend so I decided to give this to her as a congratulations. Don't you love the purple?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Proud Mother

Shhhh! He doesn't graduate until next week but I did finish his card. After 8 years he is graduating from the Seminary and has just received a call to Stuart, FL as an Associate Pastor in Family and Children's Ministry. We are very proud of him! Congratulations Brian! We love you....

Monday, May 10, 2010

Welcome Spring

However, right now it feels like winter! Urban Couture Basicgrey paper was used on this card. Bright with a tropical feel. I used Rosie's stamp slim and posy. I popped the posy and cut out the window in slim. Happy Monday!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Muse Challenge - 2,4,6,8 Who do we appreciate

I want to thank three amazing women who are funny, caring and compassionate. They have made me feel welcome and are very encouraging to each person they interact with. I have enjoyed the shopping, crafting and most of all the laughter. I look forward to many more Saturdays of releasing that creative energy. Thanks ladies. Group hugs to all.