Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tiddly Inks New Release - Little Somethings!

Hi ya everyone! Christy at Tiddly Inks has a special little release going on for some adorable characters inspired by her little niece Lilly.  These images are super cute!  I will be showcasing cards I've created all week with these images to stay tuned!
This image is called Little Squeaker.  I colored her in my Copics and used Echo Park paper.  Also, I'm a really bad speller and would have sworn that pipsqueak was two words - thanks to my smart hubby for double checking me!!! LOL  Have a great day and stop by and check out all the adorable images at Tiddly Inks!

Freezer Space

Hi ya everyone!
  This week is still an anything goes at Tiddly Inks - but I wanted to share a card I made using this adorable snowman.  I can't find him in the Tiddly store anymore so I think he's retired!  But Christy has so many other snowmen you must check them out - HERE.
I colored him in my Copics to match this adorable Christmas Bo Bunny paper that my sweet hubby got me.  I added some glitter to the snow and simply cut the snow mounds from white paper and added some of the same dots from the snowman with Copics.
  I also used an adorable sentiment from My Craft Spot.  Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mistletoe Tag - Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!  I did a little of my own crafting this weekend just for fun!  I hardly ever do that but found a bit of free time so I went ahead and created a fun tag using Some Odd Girl Mistletoe Kaylee.  I think she's adorable!
I of course used my Copics and matched her to some fabulous Echo Park paper.  I also used a sentiment from My Craft Spot.  I did a bit of stitching too!  Here are the Copics I used - click to enlarge!
Challenges I would like to Enter:
Pile It On - Sugar and Spice
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
My Sheri Crafts - Christmas Decor

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Some Odd Girl Cyber Monday Sale!!!!

WOO HOO!!!

Home - Just for Fun

Hi ya everyone!  This is just a simple an fun card I used with a stamp I bought from a friend.  It was very easy to color and add Echo Park paper too!  Perfect for a new home card I think!
Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hi ya everyone!  This week I created another Christmas card using the adorable Christmas Pixie from Tiddly Inks!  She is so cute and dainty! 
The sentiment is from My Craft Spot and the little Holly Leaves are from a stamp set from Some Odd Girl.  I used my large scallop border punch from MFT.
Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to stop by the Tiddly Inks blog to see all the wonderful inspiration!  This week is another anything goes - OH and it's a two week challenge!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Christmas Treat Jar - The Bug Bytes

If you are looking for my Tiddly Inks post please scroll down!
Hi ya everyone! Today I'm sharing a short tutorial on how to create a fun holiday jar at The Bug Bytes.  Thanks Pam for letting me share on your blog today!  I like to have these back for little gifts for those that are important to me.  Though it's hard to see in the picture above I did etch the glass.  Please watch the video to see how to create this simple and fun project.
Thanks for watching - please visit The Bug Bytes for more fun projects!  Here's a close-up of the jar top with the sparkly napkin.
For any of the products mentioned in the video please visit my YouTube site right HERE.  Below you will find each company's product.
If you have any questions or comments please do so in the comment section - I love to hear from you!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Two Week Anything Goes - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone!!! Guess what another anything goes at Tiddly Inks and you have TWO weeks to get your card in!  I created a non-traditional Christmas card using the Tiddly Ink image Thinking of You.
I had so much fun coloring her hair!  If you are interested in the Copics I used please click on the first picture of the post.
The paper I used is from the Echo Park Holly Jolly 6x6 stack and I also used some adorable stamps (sentiment and trees) from My Craft Spot.  Join our challenge and WOW check out the new team at Tiddly Inks - their creations are RIDICULOUS - and IN A GOOD WAY!!!

Cris-Cross Holiday Card

Hi ya everyone!  Today I am sharing at She's A Sassy Lady.  I loved these Cris-Cross Cards as soon as I saw them.  They are very simple to make and are a great size for Christmas and gift cards.
Here's how I did it:
For those of you that don't like to watch videos - here are the dimensions to make the Cris-Cross card.
Card Envelope
2 - base cards - 5.5inch square - cut fronts at diagonals - one bottom right to top left and one bottom left to top right.
1- square cut at 5.25inch square and cut on the diagonal
2 - square cut at 5 inch square and cut on the diagonal in different patterned papers
Insert piece
1 - 5.25 square in solid card stock
1 - 5 inch square in patterned
1 - 4.75 inch square in solid white
 I hope you enjoyed this simple card tutorial.  Please feel free to leave comments and ask questions! I love to hear from you!  For more fun projects please come by She's A Sassy Lady.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Special Birthday Wish - Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone!! It's FRIDAY!!!  You know what that means Fabulous Inky Friday at Tiddly Inks!!  On Friday's we get to showcase all the fabulous cards and projects we see during the week that feature Tiddly Ink images!  I love to make a special card for this day if I can and I chose to use the new Tiddly image called Happy Birthday Girl.
I love her and she was so fun to color.  I also used a number of other tools for this card.  I inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink, my sewing machine got a work out, and I used my nestables!! LOL - I had fun making this card to say the least!
 I hope you'll stop by Tiddly Inks and check out all the fabulous inspiration.  Join our challenge too - it's an anything goes!
Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

So Excited to Share This - Copic Color

I love the online community called Copic Color.  There are so many inspiring artists, tutorials, and interviews that being there is informational and fun!  I was so excited to see that I'm a Featured Creative on the site!!!  Check it out if you get a chance.  This is really a great resource to learn all sorts of techniques and information surrounding those FABULOUS Copics!

A Gifty Christmas - Some Odd Girl Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  There has been a flurry of activity at Some Odd Girl.  Did you know there is a new blog for the stamp line the Nouveau Girls blog?  On this blog you will find all kinds of fun and inspiring projects.  Also, there was a small Thanksgiving digital release!!!  If you haven't checked out the new images you can see them HERE.  YOU could also be a guest at SOME ODD GIRL!!!  All the details can be found right HERE!  Whew, see I told you - a FLURRY of activity!!! 
 Now let's talk challenge!  The challenge this week at the Some Odd Girl blog is two patterned papers and a card base that is NOT white or Kraft!!!  This leaves you wide open to create whatever you need and want in your stash!  I used Odd Girl Gifty Gwen.  She is super fun to color and I loved using some of the extra's that came with her!

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Cozy Fireplace - forget the lights - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone!
  This week there is ANOTHER anything goes at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog!! Woot!  It's fabulous this time of year considering things start to get SO very busy - and let's be honest - we all need to fatten that Christmas stash - so why not get a Tiddly and join the fun!! You could win more Tiddly images!
I've been working on a few techniques that I've learned in my Copic certification classes.  This one is using radial light from a source such as the fireplace.  You can see that I've tried to highlight areas where the fire light would fall.  I'm learning and hopefully will improve but I love the effect.
For this card I used Minnie's Christmas Lights and Christmas Mantel - both can be found in the Tiddly Inks store.  I love how Christy the creator of Tiddly Inks makes her images SO very easy to layer.  Each image is filled with white - not clear - when you choose the png file.  This allows you to layer them one right on top of the other with out ever opening up a complicated program - no erasing and no fidgeting!! Love it!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Altered Jewelry Box - Some Odd Girl Nouveau line

Hi ya everyone!  I have a project I made using this gorgeous girl from Some Odd Girl named Believe.  You've seen a few projects before with her, but I promise this one will be different!  I created a fun jewelry box for my oldest daughter.  She just got her ears pierced and needed a place to store all her cute ear rings.
I started with a wooden box from Michaels.  I painted it with Gesso first and then a Champagne Metallic paint.  I used My Minds Eye paper on the top along with a few mulberry paper flowers and trims from Frog Feathers Etsy shop.
I added a Theresa Collins jewel to the front and also some Recollections bling.  I didn't photograph the insides but I did add a small mirror for her so she could see her ears as she's changing them!
I'm starting to catch the altering bug and have asked for a number of fun embellishments for Christmas this year!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Warmest Wishes - Tiddly Inks Fabulous Inky Friday

Hi ya everyone!  This week anything goes at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.  I love holiday images from Tiddly Inks and this Miss Santa called Christmas Joy screamed my name.  Isn't she gorgeous? If you click on the above picture you can see all the Copics I used to create this gorgeous lady.
I had a fun time coloring all that red and as you know I love a pop of red with my blue winter papers from DCWV.  There are so many fun winter and holiday images at Tiddly Inks.  Head over and check them out!
I hope you have a Fabulous Inky Friday and a great weekend too!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Giving Thanks - A special release from Some Odd Girl


Hi ya everyone!
  Today Kristy of Some Odd Girl has a mini release just for Thanksgiving.  You know I love Thanksgiving - thanking those that are close to you and for the blessings in ones life is truly a special time.  We have a tradition we just started where everyone writes down what they are thankful for.  We keep the cards and each year we can read what we were thankful for then and compare to now.  I LOVE it - I get to watch the kids grow over time on these cards.  It also makes me smile to just pull them out and read!  So having said that I love Thanksgiving!
 The first card I'm going to share is Pilgrim Tobie - Isn't he cute? I'm entering this card into the Pile it On challenge!
Next up we have Indian Tia
Isn't she just the sweetest?

Finally, a TURKEY!!!  What would Thanksgiving be without the BIRD!!!?

Too cute to eat right?
I hope you enjoyed the release and will go pick your own up at the Some Odd Girl Shop.  Also, check out what my teamies made HERE -their creations are amazing!!! All of my sentiments are from the fabulous Kimberly at My Craft Spot and I'm entering their challenge this week too with my turkey card!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Congratulations to the Cricut Couple

Hi ya everyone!  I just had to share some exciting news for some fabulous friends and amazing crafters!  Do you know the Cricut Couple?  Well if not you should.  Bobby aka the Sassy Dude and wife Jill are two of the sweetest people I know online!  They are so generous and create some of the most beautiful creations I have seen.  They really know that Cricut and Imagine and Gypsy!!! I love stopping by their blog and seeing what they've been up to - and I'm never disappointed!  So you must stop by - want to see what they are giving away as a prize??? You won't believe it (this here is the generosity that I'm talking about)
NOW - pick your jaw up off the floor and go find out how YOU can win this freaking fantastic prize!! Click HERE!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Peace On Earth

Hi ya everyone!
  This week at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog it's another Anything Goes!!! Woo Hoo! I love it because this time of year is crazy - so it's nice to just do whatever you want!  I created a fun card that reminded me of how during the holidays everyone comes together and in general tries to get along - well for the most part!
I used this adorable new image from Tiddly Inks called Best Friends.  Stop by the shop and pick up your own Tiddly Image and join the fun at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog!!  Here is the adorable new image placed in the shop today called Checking the List