Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wishes Wall Hanging - Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!!  I have been super excited to share this little project with you using the beautiful Nouveau Girl - Wishes.  I created this fun and whimsical wall hanging using a plaque I picked up from our local scrap store.  I painted it white, roughed the edges up a bit and added some Lindy's Gang Shimmer.  I added a piece of blue vintagey paper and then added this FUN silver mesh I received from iCopic.  After coloring Wishes, I fussy cut her and set her aside.
I had some GREAT mulberry paper flowers from I Am Roses as well as this great big blue butterfly from Recollections.  The sprays and ceramic roses with the ribbon centers are from KarlaS001 Etsy shop.  I then took some chipboard letters and painted them with primer and then white acrylic paint.  While they were wet I covered them in fine glitter!
Did you know the Odd Girls often have special projects that we share every week?  You should head over and be inspired.  Barbara created a FABULOUS ticket holder HERE and Leah C made some fabulous cupcake toppers HERE too! 

Happy Birthday Christy and a bit of Tiddly Trivia!!!

Hi ya everyone!  Christy Croll, designer and owner of Tiddly Inks, birthday is finally HERE!!!  We are celebrating on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog!  The Design Team created some fabulous Birthday cards just for the occasion.  Not only are those being showcased on the blog but we have some fun TIDDLY Trivia too in which you can win gift certificates to the Tiddly Inks shop!!!  WOOT!!!
Here is the card I created especially for her today!
First, I chose this adorable Wryn - Howdy Cowgirl because well, Christy is a cowgirl at heart!!!  I know she loves her boots and horses too!! So I just had to use this image! 
The girls all created fabulous cards that you will see throughout the day.  The only theme we had was Happy Birthday and create from the heart!  So this is what played out from my heart!  Christy is a fabulous friend and you know I adore her and all her images!  I colored Wryn in my Copics too:
Make sure to join the celebration and stop by the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog to wish Christy a very Happy Birthday and maybe win some prizes!! The party lasts all day and even into the weekend!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yellow Green challenge at iCopic

Hi ya everyone!  It's a new challenge at iCopic Lover and the challenge is use those Yellow Green (YG) copics!  I really love the YG family actually as it's so springy.  So I went over board and used a number of those on this adorable turtle from the Hey Kaylee clear set from Some Odd Girl!
I used some cute My Mind's Eye paper and added a bit of Kraft and twine.  The sentiment is also from the Hey Kaylee set.  I hope you'll join us at iCopic and you could have a chance at a $15 gift certificate from the iCopic store!  Here are the YG's and other Copics I used:
Thanks for stopping by today.  Just a note - iCopic is a fabulous place to get your Copics.  Their prices are fabulous and they have free shipping over $50.  You can't beat that price at Michael's for sure!!!  Just a little hint about my 500 follower celebration...iCopic is helping me out :D

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Excitement all over the place!!

Hi ya everyone!  Well there are too many exciting things happening in blog land and I really wanted to share with you all.  First, I reached 500 followers recently and I want to celebrate.  To celebrate I'd like to show how much I appreciate you all for coming to my blog and leaving me fabulous comments.  It means so much to me.  I hope that I inspire with my creations as I so love to craft.  That's going to be coming in the next few days I promise...

Next, on the list is a surprise birthday party for Christy Croll the designer and owner of Tiddly Inks!  Christy is such a sweety and the Tiddly Inkers all wanted to celebrate by having a birthday bash.  Not only is the challenge this week about Birthday's, but Thursday (March 29th) we are having a special post to honor Christy.  There will be inspiration and lots of fun Tiddly Prizes! So join us on the challenge blog!

Once April hits we will be celebrating again at Tiddly Inks as the shop is turning two.  The birthday party for Christy is just a little warm-up to the HUGE celebration filled with new images and inspiring creations from all over the web!  You won't want to miss out.

Whew, that's a lot of CELEBRATING!!! So come back in the next few days to see what the 500 follower giveaway will be! 

A Birthday Celebration!!!

Hi ya everyone!
  This is one of my favorite weeks at Tiddly Inks!  Because this week we celebrate Christy's birthday!  Christy is the creator and owner of the fabulous Tiddly Inks and she is honestly one of the awesomest people I know and not just because she's a fabulous artist...though she is....but because she truly is a great person to know!  So this week at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog we are having a Birthday Celebration by creating birthday cards!
 I used the adorable Happy Birthday Girl image.  I used some new Authentic paper I received from iCopic!  Isn't it gorgeous!  I also added some flowers and a sentiment from My Craft Spot.  If you are interested these are the Copics I used:
On Thursday, we will be having an extra special post with a giveaway! Make sure to stop by the challenge blog then.  Join our challenge and stop by the shop to pick up some Tiddly of your own!!! Remember, our April Celebration starts soon too!!!

Distress Inks and Stamping

Hi ya everyone! I am sharing with you a brief tutorial on using Distress Inks to paint an image at The Bug Bytes today.  I've made a video tutorial to share with you, but first I will share with you the supplied I used to create this fun card.  All supplies were purchased/supplied at iCopic and from Sheila a Close to My Heart representative. Supplies: Distress Inks - Broken China, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Staz-On Paper - Ranger Inkssentials and My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose Water filled brush Adhesive Twine Stamps - Close to My Heart - A Garden
This paper from Ranger worked amazingly with the Distress Inks.  The paper didn't pucker or change at all!  This is amazing really as even watercolor paper changes a bit. 
 This is a very easy technique and can be fun and add a unique twist to your artwork! For more fun projects please visit The Bug Bytes!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ollie Glee - Some Odd Girl Featured Stamp

Hi ya everyone!
  Today is a bit different.  At Some Odd Girl there is a special stamp that is featured for a period of time!  So what you might say?  Well you get a discount on each image that's featured.  This time it's this sweet ever so happy monkey - Ollie Glee!
I colored him with my Copics and paired him with this adorable My Mind's Eye paper!  I also used this awesome sentiment from another Some Odd Girl stamp - Thank You Mae!  If you are interested here are the Copics I used:
Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog and see what the other Oddies have done!  Then pick up your own Ollie right HERE

Friday, March 23, 2012

Registration is Open at Created from Color!

Hi everyone!  Our Basic class is now open for registration!  We'd love for you to join us.  We provide a ton of information for a great price!  We also have a Facebook page we'd love for you to join!  All the details can be found on our site - Created from Color!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hey there - Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!
  Another day of Some Odd Girl clear stamps!! This is the second set of stamps - Hey Kaylee!  Isn't she adorable.  This is a LARGE set of stamps.  So many cutie patootie's come with her...I didn't use them as I used them on tomorrow's card which you've seen already - my stair step card!
I paired her with some My Mind's Eye paper and used the sentiment that comes with her.  Check out all the adorable design team creations and pick up your own stamp set today!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Thank You Mae - Some Odd Girl Spring Release

Hi ya everyone!
  I have a tutorial below on using Copic Various Inks for creating a cloud background!  But right now I want to share with you a new set of clear stamps that's being release at Some Odd Girl!  Meet Thank You Mae!  Isn't she sweet!  She also comes with a large number of thankful sentiments and a cute banner too!
The amazing design team created some lovely creations and found GREAT ways to use the banner so you must check it out if you get time!  Here is the complete set.
Don't forget to pick up this sweet little Mae too!  We will have more amazing creations with these stamps throughout the week!
OH and I forgot to mention that Alyce won the new Gwen stamp set!!! WOOHOO!
 Alyce won Gwen in Bloom – check out the details on the SOG blog!

Creating a Copic Ink Cloud Background

Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing a simple airplane card I made using Copic Various Inks and Close To My Heart stamps that I purchased from Sheila at She's A Sassy Lady.  Sheila is now a Close To My Heart representative and so I ordered my very first set from her to give them a go!  I really love the quality of these stamps.  Sometimes when you purchase clear polymer stamps the quality is poor and your stamped image comes out blurry or not complete.  I have to say these stamps are fabulous!

I also used my Copic Various Inks in a spritz bottle to create a cloud background for this card.  Various Inks are fabulous for spritzing like this because they are alcohol based and dry quickly.  This is great because your papers won't crinkle or warp like water based inks.  I show you how in the following video!

Items used:
CTMH Summer Set - Splendid Day Copic 
Various Inks - B000 and B0000  
Spritz bottle  
White paper - for background, card base and for cutting out cloud shapes  
Cutter Bee Scissors  
Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Happier  
Black Ink - I used Versafine Onyx Black Adhesive

Thanks for watching today!  If you'd like more fun projects please visit She's A Sassy Lady.  Have questions?  Ask in the comments below!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Some Odd Girl Spring Blog Hop!!!

Hi ya! We are getting ready to celebrate our March Spring Clear Stamp Release at Some Odd Girl and today we are hopping to some of the Odd Girls blogs!!!   Each girl will be sharing sneak creations using 3 new sets coming to the shop on Monday the 19th to help you get inspired!
I used two sets for my card: Gwen in Bloom and Hey ya Kaylee.  I'll be giving away Gwen in Bloom since the majority of my stamps are from that 4x6 set.
 Here is the Hop order - so if you just happened by go to the Some Odd Girl Blog first!
Some Odd Girl Blog
Melissa - that's a ME!
Leah C
Each stop will give you a chance to win ONE of the NEW SETS!
That is 7 chances to win! 7! Kristy is THAT excited about this release that we are going all out! To be eligible to win you must leave a comment answering the Odd Girls’ questions at each stop before the end of the day March 18th (midnight EST).
Here's my question:  What is your favorite SOG image ever?  Be specific - don't just say Mae...tell me which Mae!!!
Now get to HOPPING!!! Remember the stamps will be available March 19th for purchase in the Odd Shop!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Get READY for a HOP - Some Odd Girl!!!

Hi ya everyone!!! There is a blog hop going on starting tomorrow at 9am EST on the Some Odd Girl Blog!  Don't forget to check it out as there will be LOTS of prizes for the amazing new CLEAR release! I have to be honest - I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the adorable stamps being released and you will too! So join us tomorrow for your chance to win!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

April Showers

Hi ya everyone!  It's my day to share on the iCopic Lover blog.  This little adorable girl is from Wild Rose Studio Clear Stamp - Mia in Kimono.  I think I'm in love with this stamp company.  The images stamp very clear and they are also a nice size.
I stamped Mia with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on my X-Press It Blending Paper.  I colored her in my Copics of course and paper pieced her umbrella.  However, I did take my E09 and E97 Copics and added a bit of color to the umbrella for dimension. 
 I also added some Opaque white to the umbrella sticks, her eyes, and her flower with a toothpick.  I decided to keep this a small and simple card as it's going to be used on a gift for a friend.  It is a 4x4 card with a bit of stitching.
I hope you enjoyed my little card today and don't forget to join our fun challenge this week - V family colors.  I added a bit of violet with my Copics to her flower and find myself more and more in love with the V Copics! Can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We Go Together - Tiddly Tuesday New Release

Hi ya everyone!
  I'm swooning over the new Wryn image at Tiddly Inks!  How cute is Wryn and her BFF?  Gorgeous right - and perfect for this weeks challenge at Tiddly Inks - Best Friends.
I just got some lovely embellishments from my friend Sheila who is a CTMH representative.  The lace flower and button came in the Bohemian embellishment bag!  Isn't that cute?  It seemed to match perfect with the earth tones in my card!
I used the following Copics in this creation:
 Don't forget to check out the new Wryn and BFF image at Tiddly Inks and join our challenge to celebrate your BFF!

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Woodsy Day - Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!
  Well the digi release is over at Some Odd Girl - but I had to share my last creation with the new release and she is a BEAUTY!  Meet Woodsy Mae.  I love her outdoor nature and gorgeous hair! 
I used some Memory Box paper and cut out a few of the trees and popped them up.  I added a little sentiment from My Craft Spot.  I love this image and there are so many more cute ones at Some Odd Girl!  Go check it out!
Copics used:
YAY - it's Friday! Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thinking of You - Some Odd Girl New Release

Hi ya everyone!
  Today I'm sharing another Some Odd Girl new release digi called Happy Tia.  I love digi images as you can change their size and decide exactly how you want them on your card.  I use Power Point to resize and print.  You don't need a fancy program at all for this. 
I paired her with this adorable paper from My Mind's Eye and made a little banner for the sentiment.  It's a simple design but I love showing off my papers sometimes too! 
I used the following Copics (remember to click the picture to enlarge)
Stop by the Odd Girl blog to see what my teamies are up to and to have a chance at the release image today!  You'll love them I promise!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Furry Friend at Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!  This week Some Odd Girl has some adorable NEW release digis!  I LOVE this new one called Furry Friend Mae.  Isn't she SO very sweet!  I love her little kitty that she's holding and the beautiful expression on her face. 
I've noticed lately that a lot of my images are showing up darker on my posts then they are on my computer during editing.  I'm trying to learn a new camera and new computer at the same time!  So I apologize for that! 
YOU must stop by the Odd Girl blog to see all my fabulous team mates creations!  Wow, if you are looking for inspiration you are SURE to find some there!  Don't forget to stop by the Some Odd Girl shop and see all the new digital images too!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Egg-specting - Tiddly Inks and a new Wryn!

Hi ya everyone!  It's Tuesday and that means new images at Tiddly Inks.  I love this little image- Wryn Eggspecting.  It was so much fun to color the nest and eggs too - I think this is a great image for Easter or spring.  Also, a new baby!  That's why I paired it with this sweet sentiment from My Craft Spot.
Once I colored the eggs I added a bit of color and texture to make them more lifelike and also to pull out more colors that are in my papers. 
I used a lot of markers for this image too!
Don't forget to swing by Tiddly Inks and pick up your very own image and join our fun challenge this week - Fabric Fun!