Monday, January 30, 2012

Looking for a Prince? - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone - quick post today as I'm at CHA right as this post goes live and I'm running short on time!  Tiddly Inks is having the perfect challenge for today - create a Valentines!  I used the adorable Wryn found at Tiddly Inks for my card and colored her up in my Copics!  Join our challenge, it's fun and perfect for the season!
 and here are the copics I used!

Party Time - iCopic Lover Challenge - Red

Hi ya everyone! This week at iCopic the challenge is RED!! Perfect for this time of year, don't ya think?  I chose to color up this adorably sweet stamp from iCopic called Party Time Fergus from Wild Rose Studio.  He's adorable I must say!
I used my favorite R Copics - R20, R22, R24, R27, R29 and R39!!!  Love them and feel that having a number in a series gives me a good transition between the lightest and darkest.  Head over to iCopic Lover and join the challenge!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Birthday - Some Odd Girl Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  I'm preparing to leave for CHA and there are so many loose ends to tie up and I've been BUSY!  I created a card for the Some Odd Girl challenge today and then forgot to write the post!  LOL  I used the adorable new clear stamp from Some Odd Girl called Cupcake Mae.  The Odd Girls are creating for the month on the challenge blog with a new color photo challenge.  I love it too...here's the image:
 I love these colors and had so much fun creating this card for my hubby as his birthday is coming soon! The cupcake you see and the stamp also comes from the clear set Cupcake Mae!
I used some Copics to color up this sweet Mae and We R Memory Keepers paper.  The trim on the bottom is from KarlaS001 etsy shop and the flowers are from I am Roses. 





Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Creating Shaped Cards with Spellbinders Nestabilities!

Hi ya everyone! I am sharing at The Bug Bytes today!  I have an easy tutorial on how to create shaped cards like the one above using a die-cut such as the Spellbinder Nestabilities.  I created a video below.  I also made an adorable circle card using the same technique, a Tiddly Inks digital stamp, and Card Patterns sketch
For those that don't like videos.  Simply take a folder piece of paper and attach the die above the fold and tape before cutting in you machine.  Here is the other card I created using this technique.
I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial.  It's really a simple and easy way to create cards without having an expensive die-cut machine.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask in the comments section!  For more fun projects please visit Pam at The Bug Bytes.
I'm entering the card in the Card Patterns Challenge this week!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Gorjuss Milk Carton with Treats!

Hi ya everyone! Today I am sharing at iCopic Lover a little milk carton I made using the ADORABLE Gorjuss Clear Stamp - Little Foxes. This is my first time coloring a Gorjuss stamp, and well, I'm completely addicted to her. 
 I added a little acetate window to the box so you could see the candy inside and because I wanted a fun home for my image to be placed.  I separated the fox from the image and adhered him to her boot and then placed both on top of the acetate window and milk carton.
Before adhering her I colored her with Copic Markers on X-Press IT Blending Card Paper.  Next I added a bit of Opaque White using a small toothpick.  Opaque White is fabulous for making small highlights on images.  There is also so much in a little tub that you are sure to have enough for a long time!  I used the following Copics for this project
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 Clothing including hat: R81, R83, R85, R89, RV32, RV34, R20, R22, R24, R29, C00, C1, C3, C5 Skin and Cheeks: E000, E00, E11, BV00, R20 Boots: C1, C3, C5, C7, 100 Fox: R22, R24, R29, C1, C3
I'm also entering this into She's A Sassy Lady Valentine's challenge!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Some Odd Girl Customer Appreciation!!!

Hi ya everyone - today is a really special day at Some Odd Girl.  As you know Some Odd Girl just turned 2!  Two years of amazing images and fabulous creations.  What would Some Odd Girl be without all it's FABULOUS customers???  Well - the drawings would certainly still be adorable sweet - but there would be a lot of missing inspiration!  The crafty world is such an awesome place - I've never met so many people who care so much about each other without having met in real life!  I'm sure so many of you have met one or two of the friends you've found through the crafty world - I know I have - HI YA SHEILA, PAM and ELIZABETH!!!  Anyhow, today we celebrate those customers at Some Odd Girl!  Each design team member has chosen one person to say thank you to, thank you for the inspiration of your gorgeous creations!  I chose SARA of Scrap Stamping and Fantasia.  Her creations are ALL gorgeous but her adorable little notebook/recipe book she created with Odd stamp Baker Kaylee is so super fabulous that I just had to pick her!!  Here is a little sneaky of her creation -  
 but you have to stop by her blog to leave her UBER love today - so any comment you would typically leave me - I'm asking you to leave for her PLEASE!!! Scrap Stamping Fantasia
Thank you everyone!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Some Odd Girl!!!

Hi ya everyone!  These adorable birthday stamps were just released at Some Odd Girl in honor of their two year birthday!  These girls are SO perfect for any birthday card.  Each stamp comes as a clear stamp with a number of accent stamps and sentiments!  You must check each one out!  I made a little birthday set - a card with matching envelope and a tag for a present!  Here are close-ups of all three!
envelope
card
tag
I used my Copics to color all three to match this paper I picked up at my LSS.  I added a bit of red and blue to sections of the paper to make the objects in the paper match the colored images!  Here are shots of the girls all close-up!


Head over to the ODD blog and see what my teamies did with these cuties!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Crushin' on You - Some Odd Girl

Look at this beautiful little Tia!  Isn't she super dreamy...I love her and I created a little Valentine's day card with her.  Valentine's Tia is one of the new release digis at Some Odd Girl! I had so much coloring her and matching her to this sweet My Mind's Eye paper!
If you haven't yet, you should really check out all the new release stamps HERE
Also, have you seen the new release at Some Odd Girl and the new store front?  OH MY GOSH - these new clear stamps ARE SUUUPER cute!!! I love them so much and will show you three creations I made as a little gift set tomorrow! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Puppy Love - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone!
  This week at Tiddly Inks we are holding a color challenge!  I chose to use this sweet new little puppy image called Silver Valentine this week!  Color challenges can often times be very difficult.  But, at Tiddly Inks we sort of just provide the color scheme and you can go about choosing the proper hue..makes it simple and fun!  Here are the colors:
Pretty colors and can offer a great combination - the blue and orange are such great complimentary colors!  So enjoy yourself and make sure these are the prominent colors on your creation!
I realized after making this card that it's a bit top heavy as far as the design goes.  I like when my cards are more balanced and I really noticed that it wasn't after photographing it!  I used my Copics to color this sweety though and it was a lot of fun to make him a bit shaggy!
Hop over to the Tiddly Inks store and pick up your own image and then join us for a color challenge on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Some Odd Girl turns 2 - let's PARTY



WOO HOO and welcome to the Some Odd Girl Birthday Bash week! Today and tomorrow we are celebrating with a Blog Hop. What would a blog hop be without prizes???  So, here are the details:

The Odd Girls will be sharing their TOP 3 favorite creations of their term with you. Why is this special? We're playing a little game, you have to name the Some Odd Girl stamps used in my three creations below! We promise no retired stamps, so if you aren't sure, just pop by the Some Odd Girl shop and find those names and place a comment with the answer in the comments section! A random winner will be chosen out of the correct answers to win 1 of the 3 brand new Birthday Celebration Clear Stamp Sets! That means 3 winners people! Remember you have two days to complete the task at hand and be sure to leave lots of love at each members post for more chances to win!

Amy
Cor
Melissa - that's a me!!!
Caz
Lou

What are you waiting for??? GET HOPPING!!!!!
Here are my three creations - NAME THOSE STAMPS/DIGIS!!



Washi Tape Flower Tutorial and Card

Hi ya everyone!  I'm sharing a tutorial at She's A Sassy Lady.  Today I want to share with you how I made this simple Valentine's Day Card.  More specifically how I created these little flowers using Washi tape that I received from iCopic.  Washi tape is extrememly cheap and comes in a huge range of colors.  It can be used for a number of things but in this tutorial I show you how to make these small roses.
For those that don't like to watch videos you simply unroll over a foot or so of Washi tape and roll it and twist it long ways in your hands.  Use a pair of tweezers and start rolling around the tweezers to form the spiral shown on the card.  Once you are finished place a pearl in the center and then add a bit of glitter to make it sparkle.  I also used my Cuttlebug to create the leaves using Spellbinders Shapebilities.
The sentiment is from Sassy Lady's designer very own, Kimberly from My Craft Spot.  I hope enjoyed this simple tutorial.  I look forward to hearing your lovely comments!  For more fun projects stop by She's A Sassy Lady!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Some Odd Girl turns 2 with a BANG and a Game!!!


It's Party time at SOG!!!! Check it OUT!

So it's a PAR-TAY at Some Odd Girl starting today!!!  Over on the blog we have a FUN game of name that digi!!! Check out the awesome digi!!  Can't give you a name 'cause we don't have one!!!  So join the fun by going by the Some Odd Girl Blog and taking a stab at naming a digital stamp!
Don't forget to grab a slice of yummy cake while your there!

Friends Are the Flowers of Life - A Tiddly Blog Hop!!!


YAY - it's hop time!!! This just isn't any old hop though - this is a Tiddly Inks blog hop - so the hop list grows and grows!!!  First, I'll share my creation with you and I'll add the details later.
The theme for the hop is "Friends are the flowers of life"....so I just had to use this little sweety - Wryn - Grow A Little Love!
The sentiment though on my card really speaks to me about friendship.
I apologize for the poor lighting on this photo - I was having issues with my photo tent and my lights for some reason!!!  Anyhow, I used paper from My Minds Eye and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  I thought this card was a perfect combo for our theme!  Now here are the rest of the hop details!!!

Theme: Friends are the Flowers of Life: Use any Tiddly Inks digital image to create a card or project and participate in the blog hop

How to Participate:  
This is actually a 4-step process: 

One, you have to make the card in advance using a Tiddly Inks image, preferably with friends or flowers as the theme, but it is open to any TI image.  Just have fun! :)

Two, post your photo and information on your own personal blog on January 13 before 12 PM CST--and at least by 5:45 PM CST---so you can meet the 6-hour window to enter the blog hop. The title of your post should be "Friends are the Flowers of Life - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop".

Three, once your blog post is live, visit the Tiddly Inks challenge blog (our enrollment list will be open for 6 hours--see times below) and link your blog hop post at the bottom of the "Flowers" Blog Hop post (there will be an Inlinkz list) in order to be qualified for the prizes. There is no need to sign up in advance---just have a post ready to link. 

Four, the enrollment time will close at 6:00 PM (and hopefully we have about 30 to 40 people who linked) and then we hop around and view their cards---and your card---from the list on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. Sounds like fun, right? Last time we had a hundred-plus people coming around and commenting and it was fun!! :)


Dates:  
6:00 PM CST on Friday January 13 to 6:00 PM CST on Saturday January 14

The blog hop will run until January 14 at 6:00 PM. We will have a wrap-up "party" on January 14 in the Tiddly Inks PCP group from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM CST. Stop in and chat with us in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Between 6 PM and 10 PM CST, one lucky PCP commenter will be randomly selected to receive the next 2 Tiddly Inks stamps before anyone else (free of charge).
Prizes: Two blogger participants selected from the Tiddly Inks Inlinkz list will be announced on January 15 and highlighted on the TI challenge blog. Each will receive a $10 gift voucher.

There will also be random prizes throughout the DT blogs, so be sure to comment and visit each one. :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blog Hops and Celebrations and a card OH MY!

Hi ya again!  Now here's a looker!  Heartsy Mae is looking so sweet and innocent - or is she?? :oD  Remember the Some Odd Girl release is going on all this week - the images are darling and all in the shop right now for Valentine's Day - or any day really as they are all beautiful for any occasion!
Head over to the Some Odd Girl blog to check out the amazing design team samples and then pick up your own Odd Girl digis today!  Also, make sure to come back on Friday.  So many things going on in one day - Tiddly Inks is having a superb blog hop

and Some Odd Girl is kicking off a Birthday Bash!!!  You won't want to miss either one - because there are PRIZES for participating in both - just a warning though, you have to CREATE Your own creation at Tiddly Inks.  At Some Odd Girl there will require some hard thinking!!!  So join us for FUN FUN FUN!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Tiddly Blog Hop!!!


Hi ya everyone!!! Tiddly Inks is having a blog hop this FRIDAY!!! WOOT!  Now, it isn't just for the Design Team, NOPE!  It's for every Tiddly LOVER!!!  Here are ALL THE FANTASTIC Details!!!  Make sure to make your own CREATION!!!
Theme: Friends are the Flowers of Life: Use any Tiddly Inks digital image to create a card or project and participate in the blog hop

How to Participate:  
This is actually a 4-step process: 

One, you have to make the card in advance using a Tiddly Inks image, preferably with friends or flowers as the theme, but it is open to any TI image.  Just have fun! :)

Two, post your photo and information on your own personal blog on January 13 before 12 PM CST--and at least by 5:45 PM CST---so you can meet the 6-hour window to enter the blog hop. The title of your post should be "Friends are the Flowers of Life - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop".

Three, once your blog post is live, visit the Tiddly Inks challenge blog (our enrollment list will be open for 6 hours--see times below) and link your blog hop post at the bottom of the "Flowers" Blog Hop post (there will be an Inlinkz list) in order to be qualified for the prizes. There is no need to sign up in advance---just have a post ready to link. 

Four, the enrollment time will close at 6:00 PM (and hopefully we have about 30 to 40 people who linked) and then we hop around and view their cards---and your card---from the list on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog. Sounds like fun, right? Last time we had a hundred-plus people coming around and commenting and it was fun!! :)


Dates:  
6:00 PM CST on Friday January 13 to 6:00 PM CST on Saturday January 14

The blog hop will run until January 14 at 6:00 PM. We will have a wrap-up "party" on January 14 in the Tiddly Inks PCP group from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM CST. Stop in and chat with us in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Between 6 PM and 10 PM CST, one lucky PCP commenter will be randomly selected to receive the next 2 Tiddly Inks stamps before anyone else (free of charge).
Prizes: Two blogger participants selected from the Tiddly Inks Inlinkz list will be announced on January 15 and highlighted on the TI challenge blog. Each will receive a $10 gift voucher.

There will also be random prizes throughout the DT blogs, so be sure to comment and visit each one. :)

A Valentine's Day Cupid - Some Odd Girl Release

Hi ya everyone!  Another release today at Some Odd Girl - meet Cupid Mae!  Isn't she perfect for any Valentine's Day card!  I decided to have some fun with her and gave her hearts a number of different designs! 
I used a sentiment Heart U from the Crushin' Gwen clear stamp set and also added a chunky acrylic flower that I got from KarlaS001 Etsy shop.  I love her embellishments.  I hope you'll check out all the adorable cards made by the design team on the Odd Girl Blog!  Head over to the Some Odd Girl shop and you can see the whole release too!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

XoXo - Valentine's Digi Release at Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!  Day two of new digi's at Some Odd Girl!  I love this spunky character called Coy Kaylee!  I wanted to make her a bit trendy - so I colored her hair red and black and put her in a fun outfit!  The papers I chose from My Mind's Eye added to her spunk I think!
I thought she deserved a bit of bling and some flowers so I added those too!  I also used an xoxo sentiment from a previous clear stamp set from Some Odd Girl - Romantic Gwen.  Oh, and of course I used my Copics to color her up!
Don't forget to stop by Some Odd Girl and pick up your own digis today!  OH and please see what the fabulous design team has been up to on the Odd Girl Blog! WOW - they all rock their creations!