Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Twinkle Toes

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I am trying to readjust to the cold weather. Florida was so warm and relaxing. Now I am back to reality and back to work on Thursday.

Today I created a card with this adorable image from Elisabeth Bell's Twinkle Toes -Flit. I colored her with Copic markers - skin E000, E00, R20; hair E35, E37; wings R0000, R00, R01. I paper pieced her flower, add fine pink glitter to the wings and to her pants white flower soft and liquid pearls. I added Frantage to create a snowy effect.

Below are the other items I used on my card:
Elisabeth Bell's Twinkle Toes - Flit
Memory Box Die - Frosty Border
Spellbinders Die
Bling, Tulle, Resin flower and corner piece
Shabby White Frantage
Maja Paper - Vintage Summer Basics

Here are a few photos from my vacation; just love my family.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Elisabeth Bell's World - Dec 2013/Jan 1024 Snow and Lace
Kaboodles Doodles - #204 Anything Goes
Make it Monday - #172 Always Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - #36 Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - #8 Always Anything Goes

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend

Happy Saturday,

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I am so enjoying Florida with my family.  Sunshine and the ocean you can't beat that......

Today I would like to share a birthday card that made for a good friend. I really enjoy coloring these Wild Rose Studio images.  I chose to do a simple design using die cuts for the final touches. My friend really liked her card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


In the Meadow Clear Stamp from Wild Rose Studio

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz - #8 Anything Goes
Diva's by Design - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - #10 Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice - #52 Anything Goes 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Family Memories

Hi everyone!!  It's almost Christmas and though we all have family and friends we enjoy spending time with at this time of the year, we also have family and friends that we don't see or visit with often enough but still mean just as much to us!  Us gals on the Design Team of Color Me Creative Challenge Site wanted to take a moment to say send a big HUG and a special thanks to our fearless leader, Suzanne Dean.

Suzanne HAS to be the easiest and sweetest person to work with and, as many of you know from reading her blog, about the funniest too (though sometimes we ALL think she'd be better off leaving the house in bubble wrap! LOL)  *Kidding!!*

As you may have figured out, Suzanne adores the time she spends with her family and quite often shares her travels and outings with us.  So, as a little way to encourage her to continue doing what she loves best AND to keep sharing it with us... the DT would like to invite you to share in our little blog hop sharing our creations for Suzanne that remind us of family, sharing, recording memories and love.  Suzanne is a perfect example of how to share as much time as you can with those you love and to create memories that will last a lifetime for generations to come.

So here's to you, Suzanne... we love you, your crazy ways and think you are just like family to us as well.

I am so blessed to have such an awesome family! My husband is my rock, he is understanding, compassionate, and patient. My two sons are amazing. They have both turned out to be caring young men. And lastly, my daughter-in-law she is a beautiful young woman. I love them all!

Now head on over to Tina Gilliland and enjoy the awesome project she is sharing with Suzanne.  If you missed the beginning of the hop, you can head on over to

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas and that you make all the memories and treasured times you can with your family and friends!

We love you, Suzanne and thank you for another fabulous year with the CMC DT "family"!!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Nicholas on Ice

Happy Saturday Inky Fans,

Are you already for Christmas? I am so happy to say that I am enjoying the warm weather in Florida. It sure beats -10 degrees.

Here is a great last minute easy gift card holder to make for that special person. I chose the image Nicholas on Ice for my image on my holder. I paper pieced parts of the image and used Copic Markers.
Hat - R37, R39; Skin E0000, E00, R20; Eyes B21; Hair E25, E31; Skate C01, C03, C05; Ice BG0000, BG10. I used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to give him an old fashioned look. Here is the link to the pillow box www.cateholst.com. Give it a try I am sure you will love it.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - #38Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Silver and Gold

Are you ready for another Anything Goes challenge at 7 Kids College Fund? Head on over to the store to see all the beautiful silver and gold creations that the DT have created to inspire you.

I made the tag for my sister's birthday. The image reminded me of my sister and I. I enjoyed adding all the beautiful embellishments to my tag.

Thanks for stopping by!


Below are the products that you can purchase from the 7 Kids College Store:
Uptown Girl Felicity and Blair from Stamping Bella

I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - #84 Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Dec 17 -23 Anything Goes

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gum Nut Fairy in Red

Today, I wanted to share this sweet image from Elisabeth Bell - Gum Nut Fairy. I chose an easel card and red tones to create my design.

I stamped my image with tuxedo black ink on Cryogen paper. I colored her with Copic markers - skin E000, E00, R0000, R20; wings R0000, R00, R01; hair E25, E31, E50; outfit, flower, hat R35, R37, R39. I used Shabby Pink Frantage. To the edges of all my paper I used distressed ink Frayed Burlap. The dies I chose are Cherry Lynn Flourish, Marianne Heart, Sizzix Heart, and Magnolia Doo Hickey Big Cozy Snowflake, Swirly Butterfly, Vintage Daisy, Doily Flower and So Wrapped Tilda Lace. To complete my design bling, flowers, ribbon, cheese cloth, tulle spayed with Candy Apple Glitter Mist. The DP is from Magnolia "A Merry Little Christmas".

Closer look:

One last look:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
ES Belle November/December 2013 Challenge - Monochromatic
Scribble and Scrap - #7 Anything Goes
Sweet Stamp'n - Ribbons
Stampin' for The Weekend - Use some Red
The Crafter's Cafe - Red Use Lots of It
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Waiting for Santa

Welcome to Inky's Inspirational Blog!

Today I chose to make an easel card. For the frame of the card you will need a piece of cardstock 8"x5" score at 2" and 4". Then you choose how you would like to design your card. In order for you card to stand open you will need something that can hold the flap. Buttons work great or a chipboard shape.

I used the image from Inky Impressions Joey and Lynne's Cookies for Santa. I used Christmas paper from Maja Designs, wood sentiment from Prima, Liquid Pearls and Copic Markers. I did paper piece part of the image.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your are inspired to create a card today.


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Corner - Traditional Christmas
Scrapping4 Fun -Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. -236 Christmas

Peaceful Tilda

Happy Saturday!

 I wanted to try something different so I picked up this book from Michaels which I altered.

I really love this image from Magnolia which is part of their new Christmas Collection - Peaceful Tilda. I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Cryogen Paper. I used Copic Markers to color my image - skin -E000, E00, R20; hair E25, E31, E50; dress BG0000, BG10, W00; wings C00, C01; flowers R37, R39; basket E41, E42, E43, E44. I added fine white glitter to the wings and fine yellow glitter to the flame.

Inside cover

Inside Book

Page of Book

Spine of Book

Close Up of Tilda

Below are the other items I used to alter my book:
Magnolia Doo Hickey dies- Doily Flowers, Swirly Butterfly, Big Cozy Snowflake
Cherry Lynn Dies - Heart Doily, Flourish
Marianne Heart  Doily Die
Memory Box Dies – Virtuoso Music
Paper from Magnolia with love collection and merry little Christmas
Lace, trim, tulle
Pearl Bling
Flower Heart Shabby Chic Resin Treasures from Prima
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Viva Mother of Pearl
Paper Doily

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious - Doilies
Totally Tilda -#86 Anything but a Card
Marvelous Magnolia - #56 Anything Goes Again
Stamp and Create - December Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Feeling Festive
You and Me Magnolia - #23 Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Red and Green


It's time for another challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund. Today I am using this adorable image from Wild Rose Studio "Building a Snowman". I created a very simple card coloring my image with Copics, using some frantage and snow writer with fine white glitter. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to see you at our challenge this week.

Below are the products that you can purchase from the 7 Kids College Store:

I am my card in the following challenges:
Craft-Room Challenge - Vintage Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Anonymous Stamps - November - Anything Goes
Paper Play Time - Anything Goes
Craft All Day - #1 Winter