Friday, September 30, 2011

Pumpkin Goodness AND Last Day of Sneaks at Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone! Last day of sneaks at SOG - and let me tell you there are some CUTIE patooties being show cased on the Some Odd Girl blogPumpkin Kody was featured earlier in the week but I couldn't resist making a fun card with him!  This is probably headed to my oldest nephew for Halloween as Kody reminded me of him! 
Don't forget to check out all the new release images HERE at the Some Odd Girl shop!  Also stop by and give the Design Team some love as they have worked there hineys off to give you some GORGEOUS examples - and don't worry you won't hear them complain as we all LOVE LOVE LOVE our SOG stamps!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Creepin' By To Say Hi - Some ODD Girl Digi Release!!!

Hi ya everyone!  I have a fabulous card made with Mummy Tobie from the new release at Some Odd Girl!  I had a ton of fun making this card!  I totally grunged it up with my Lindy sprays, distress inks and paper distressing.  I also did the same to my seam binding to give the card a truly mummy look!
Make sure to check out all the cute images that were release today!!  The design team has created some AWESOME creations too for the challenge blog - please leave them some LOVE!

A cow jumping over the moon - Meljen's Designs Release and New Challenge

Hi ya everyone!! New release at Meljen's Designs!!!  I love this new little set too! 
Aren't they sweet!  Remember the owner and creator of Meljen's - Melissa has her own store now and all new images can be found right HERE!
The images are all so adorable - all of the sweetest Halloween, Fall and Christmas images are available now!
I used my new Lindy's Stamp Gang Spritz and Glitz sprays to color this seam binding - it's so fabulous!! I love the shimmer and the sparks of red in the spray - Love their products so far and they have GREAT customer service!
Also our challenge at Meljen's is a simple one - so no reason to not join in - Square and Circle on your card somewhere - that's it!!!  So join the fun!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kimono Kaylee - Some Odd Girl New Release!

OH MY!  Here is Kimono Kaylee!  Can you believe how cute she is?  I had so much fun coloring her little Kimono!  I added some little flowers with my white gel pen and even dotted the centers with my Copics!  I also added a bit of sparkle to her under dress.
I decided to add this Basic Grey paper that sort of has an Asian twang with cherry blossoms.  I just love this stamp from Some Odd Girl.  To see a great collection of cards using this and other fabulous images from the new release - check out the Some Odd Girl Blog.  OH AND YOU CAN GET HER AND OTHER RELEASE STAMPS AT A DISCOUNT IF YOU ORDER TODAY!!!!
Challenges: 
Whimsical Wednesday - Anything Goes
iCopic - Red Hair - R20,R22 and a touch of R24 - I first started with a whole layer of R000

Accordion Fold Tag - Creative Critterz Imaginations

Hi ya everyone - today is my turn to share at the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog and I'm sharing with you a simple tag I created using my Imagine and the accordion fold technique I learned from Bobby at The Cricut Couple.  Sheila at She's A Sassy Lady is also showcasing this technique and hosting a small challenge - so I couldn't resist!  This is such a fun addition to any project and using the Imagine with it was TRULY fun!  The fold is eye catching and very simple.  In the following videos I show you start to finish how I made this tag using Cricut Craft Room!  I have to be honest - it seems that since I've updated my Imagine and Cricut Craft Room - things seem to be running smoothly and I LOVE Craft Room!!!  
Please watch part 2 for the final tag design!
I hope enjoyed today's simple tutorial.  
Recipe:
Imagine
Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridge - Stretch Your Imagination
Cricut Imagine - Cartridge Lori's Garden
White Shimmer Paper - Bazzill
White trim and pearl accents
Please feel free to leave comments and ask questions!  Please visit Bobby and Sheila for more fun projects!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another quick Glimpse!

Here is Sugar Angel! I just had to show her all over again as she is one of my favorites of the new release! Her hair - oh my - I loved coloring it!!! I also loved the look of black and kraft on her!
I just had to add a bit of lace to this card and finished with some bling and my white sharpie!  I hope you enjoyed all of today's projects using the New Release at Tiddly Inks!  Please don't forget to hit like on our Facebook page and leave a comment for your chance to win a new image from this release!  Also, stop by Christy's blog for a special sale code to use in the Tiddly Inks shop!!!

Then there were THREE!

Meet Angel Spice's Halloween!  Love her little candy cane bucket and laced up stilettos!  I decided to change it up and make a fun Halloween tag!
I added some fun orange to her hair for a bit of depth too!  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's clear stamps for the Halloween season!  Don't forget to stop by Christy's blog for a sale code and our Facebook page to win a free image from the new release!

Tiddly Number Two!!!

Next up is this Sweety!  I love her pumpkin bucket for all that fabulous Halloween Candy!  Meet Sugar Angel's Halloween!  Love her funky hair and sexy black boots!  Again - so FUN to color.
The sentiment is a bit hidden - I used a charcoal perfect pearls with perfect medium.  Here's a better look:
It's very subtle and I love it with the greens!  Don't forget to stop by Christy's blog for a special code for shopping and our Facebook page for your chance at one of the new images for free!

More Tiddly Inks to Show You!!!

Another post for me today!!! If you are looking for my challenge post please scroll down!  Expect a few more too - because it's TIDDLY TUESDAY and a NEW RELEASE!!!  I went all out and used all 4 new characters!!!  All day today I will be showcasing the new images!
For my next card I used Angel Spice!  WOW - so fun to color this hottie up!  Her hair and dress were really a joy - the flow was so nice that my markers just went with the flow!!  I love her!
What you can't see that well is the glitter that is in her hand and blowing out from her hand!  I tried to make that visible in the close-up but it's hard to catch that bit of glitter!  Stop by Christy's blog for a special code to catch these cuties on sale!  There's lots of inspiration there too!  Go to our Facebook page and hit like then comment on the last post for your chance to win one of the new images!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tiddly Inks - New Challenge and Release

 Hi ya everyone!
  Tiddly Inks has a fabulous and fun release right now called Sugar n' Spice!  Above are two examples and I loved them so much I did four cards with each new image!  First let's talk challenge!  This week at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog we are asking you to use Acrylic on your card - this could include shrinky dinks or even acrylic paint! Use your imagination!  I sort of cheated and used Acetate...I know it's not acrylic but honestly I did have a dark think - except shrinky dink material and I couldn't get anything I liked!  I also had a Birthday card to make for my 2 year old and Minnie's Gift is just perfect!
Isn't she just the cutest?  I love her and put her behind a little window!  I love the paper and chose it before I colored my image!
I used my nestables for the whole card!  My two year old could have cared less - she wanted presents!!!
But I do have to show you what hubby made for her!
He did this with cake mix and white frosting and ziplock bags!!!!  He's amazingly wonderful!
Ok, on to the new release. I'm going to be showing you cards all week featuring these sweet new Tiddly images!  But first I chose to use Sugar Angel and some fun Tim Holtz Paper I picked up for Halloween!
To check out all the new images please check out Tiddly Inks and Christy's blog (for a sale code) and a number of gorgeous samples!!

SOME ODD GIRL DIGI RELEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!




LOOKY LOOK LOOK!! A HUGE NEW DIGI RELEASE AT SOME ODD GIRL!!!!
Hi ya everyone!
  Just in time for Halloween Some Odd Girl has a new digi release!  There will also be Christmas images and general images that will knock your socks off!  I love each and everyone!  But today I'm going to share one of my favorite Halloween images that I created with - Little Pumpkin Tia!  Isn't she adorable!
I hope you will stop by the Some Odd Girl Challenge Blog and check out all the adorable creations the Design Team has come up with!  I will be showcasing 4 of the images this week on my blog too!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Friday, September 23, 2011

You're Monsteriffic! - Meljen's Designs New Release

Hi ya everyone!
  A super cute release is now available at Meljen's Designs!  I used the new little monster called Fuzzer the Monster!  Here are the other images in the release:
Oh my gosh so fun right?!  Perfect for Halloween but also perfect for all those boy birthdays that are so hard to create for!!! I love them and My Craft Spot sentiments were perfect!
There is also a new challenge at Meljen's Designs Challenge blog and it's a sketch challenge - my favorite!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Trim The Tree - Some Odd Girl Color Challenge!

Hi ya everyone!  The challenge at Some Odd Girl is a fun color challenge!  

These can be tricky but the colors are so uber fabulous you must try!  I used the adorable new clear stamp Tree Trimmin' Kaylee with the sentiment Trim the Tree. 
 I've had this paper in my stash for quiet some time - and the colors were a perfect match!  Since the outside was so simple I decided to make a fun inside to share too.
This whole set of clear stamps are just so wonderful and all of them can be found in the shop HERE!  Each one comes with a fun group of sentiments that can be mixed and matched.  I love all of them!  Make sure to play along with us for our fun color challenge at the Some Odd Girl Challenge Blog!
Challenges:
iCopic Lover  - unloved colors - honestly these colors are gorgeous but I almost never pull out my R81,R83,R85.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Fall Ya'll - Creative Critterz Imaginations


Hi ya everyone!  It's my turn at Creative Critterz Imaginations and this week is anything goes!  I created a fall card using the Best Friends cartridge.  This is a VERY simple and easy card.  In the video I show inking techniques using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a great way to keep track of all those little pads!  
Challenges:
My Craft Spot - Falling Leaves - the sentiment is also from My Craft Spot

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tiddly Tuesday!

Hi ya everyone!
  There is no new challenge at Tiddly Inks this week - but there is still time for you to enter our Journal challenge!  Please head over and join the fun.  I wanted to create a Tiddly card for everyone though!  You know I simply can't get enough Tiddly Inks!  I put together this fun card using one of my favorite Tiddly images called Donna and Belinda Party.
I used a number of flowers and embellishments.  I also decided to ink a number of the pages in my Distress Inks! 
  Also, have you heard about the fun new release coming soon from Tiddly Inks?  Take a look at this:
Oh my gosh aren't they cute?  For more details head over to Christy's blog - she also has a sneak peek!
Challenges Entered:
Card Makin' Mamas - Punches
 Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Punches

Monday, September 19, 2011

Altered Frame using Vinyl

Hi ya everyone!  I'm sharing today at She's A Sassy Lady.  I've had a lot of fun lately trying to alter frames and boxes and today I'd like to share a very simple frame that I altered using some vinyl cut on my Imagine.  In the following video I show you step by step instructions starting with the Gypsy and finishing with the embellishments.

For those that already know how to cut vinyl and prepare altered frames here are a few extra pictures!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please feel free to ask questions and leave comments!  I'd love to hear what you think! 
For more fun projects and tutorials by some very talented designers please visit She's A Sassy Lady!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Vintage Candy Box

Hi ya everyone!  I'm sharing a little altered box I made with you today here and at She's A Sassy Lady.  I missed a very special friends birthday and I just simply had to go over the top with something for her.  I had a Godiva Chocolate box that was empty but the box itself had a unique shape.  I kept it for altering.  I painted the entire thing with Gesso which is an acrylic primer paint.  I then used a tan acrylic to paint the outside.  I covered the majority of it with some beautiful papers and some flowers.  I created a video describing some of the simple things I did.
After finishing the box I filled it with all sorts of little goodies for her!  I hope she enjoys it and you did too!
Here are a few more pictures of the dimension.



If you are interested in any of the products please watch the video as I talk about where I got them!  Thanks so much and have a great day!
For more fun projects and tutorials by some very talented designers please visit She's A Sassy Lady!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Some Odd Girl Blog Hop and New Release!

 Hi ya everyone! Today we are having some special hop along fun with the new release at Some Odd Girl!  So if you've just happened by my blog today start HERE!
Please tell me how cute this little elf is and don't forget his reindeer pal.  Both are part of the the new 4x6 set called Deck the Halls Tobie from Some Odd Girl- and THAT'S NOT ALL!
See those stockings and the sentiment - that is included as well!  So you have to hop with us for your chance to win a special prize - but you have to comment on all blogs!!!  You should have arrived from Christina's blog and you are off to Kristy's blog next!
This is what Kristy the creator of Some Odd Girl has to say about the new release "This release has brought you a ton of fun and new things and today is no exception! Up until now all the Clear Stamp sets from us have been a 4" x 3" size but we've stepped up our game and stepped up the size! We have 2 sets this release that are a bigger 4" x 6" size! Say hello to Warm Wishes Tia and Deck the Halls Tobie!"



Aren't they just so sweet?
"With our Warm Wishes Tia set there is a separate tag that you can use to label you stamped gifts, some cute and quirky snowflakes to use with the penguin or on their own. Deck the Halls Tobie has a candy cane sized to stuff your stockings, jingle bells that make great accents or could be strung on a line and much more!"

To give you some inspiration with all of these different pieces we are hopping with the Odd Girls who are sharing different takes with these new sets.  Enjoy and make sure to comment on every blog for a special surprise giveaway, you have thru Sunday at 11:59PM EST to get your comments in! Winner will be announced on Monday. Get to hoppin!
Here is the hop order in case you get lost!
Melissa - That's a me!