Friday, November 30, 2012

Funky Inks Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Funky Inks blog hop!  Today we celebrate with a blog hop with our newly found friends over at FunkyHand!  If you've just happened by my blog today and have no idea what's going on I'll explain.  Today, we have joined with Funky Hand to create a fun blog hop with two fabulous prizes for everyone!  FunkyHand is a great place to purchase digital papers to pair with our sweet Tiddly Ink images.  There are a number of people in this hop, so we ask that you take your time and hop over the weekend to thoroughly enjoy all the gorgeous creations!  Below, you will find the hop list.  You will have until December 3rd at 12am CST to comment on the blogs for our fabulous Tiddly Inks Prize of a $20 gift certificate to any digital item in the Tiddly Inks Store!  For details on the FunkyHand prize please go to their blog YOU won't want to miss it.
Now, let's talk my creation!  Today I used the sweet image from Tiddly Inks called Pinky!  She's a fabulous gothic and fun image for any creation!
I chose the cutest black and white papers from FunkyHand called Salt and Pepper.  I then went into Photoshop and changes a subset of the skulls to pink to match.  I used a heart (Fresh Goodies) and sentiment (Bracketful) from Pink By Design on my creation as well!  Please make sure to join us in the hop so that you can have a chance at the wonderful prizes!!  You can find the entire hop list HERE.  However, you should have come from Marlena's blog and NEXT you will go to Tabbatha's blog!



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Studio 3 Solutions Copic Storage

Ok, so I'm so excited to share this post with you today.  I saw these cubbies for Copics ages ago and the company that made them closed for a short time.  GUESS WHAT!!!  They are open again and ready to ship ship ship!!!!  The company is Studio 3 Solutions and they have wonderful customer service and fast shipping.  The most fabulous thing is they are made specifically for Copics...they are slightly tilted on each shelf so they don't fall out and they take up such a small amount of room.  My wonderful hubby had made me something similar but it was huge and it didn't tilt so my markes were always flying out.  I won two from a giveaway on Beate's blog and ordered three more too.  I would recommend at least 5 if you are planning on collecting most of the Copic Sketch.  It also gives you room for refills!  LOVE these.  Make sure to check out Studio 3 Solutions for a set of your own!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Colored for You!

Hi ya everyone!
  Today I have an adorable card to share with you using the sweet image from MarkerPop called Beatrice's Crayon from CC Designs.  The challenge at MarkerPop this week is to color a skin tone out of your comfort zone.  I decided to do a brief tutorial on how to color skin as well.  Here it is!

I hope you'll join us at MarkerPop for our fun challenge.  There are ALWAYS great prizes to be won!

Coloring Paper: XPress It
Medium: Copics
Image Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Bazzill
Design Paper: My Mind's Eye
Sentiment and stars: Pink By Design
Sentiment Ink: VersaFine Onyx
Star Ink: Versamagic
Chipboard Letters: Thickers
Dies: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Everyday Smiles with Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!  Quick project for today's release at Some Odd Girl.  Did you see the new release?  It's so fun all sentiments and graphics.  Perfect for simple creations or adding fun sentiments to your elaborate creations.  I used the whole set, left it on the sheet it came on and inked it up and stamped.  So simple and easy!!!  Check out the release at Some Odd Girl!

A Cute Christmas with Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone! 
  We have a fun challenge at Tiddly Inks starting today, Make it Like Marlena.  I used the new and adorable image called Faythe Gives.  She's perfect for your Christmas creations.  I paired her with this adorable paper from Pink Paislee called Sidewalks.  The snowflakes are from Sizzix and I used the circle Spellbinders and Lacy Circle Spellbinders dies.  I colored Faythe in Copics.  Please join us for our fun challenge at Tiddly Inks!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Lollyrot Illustration guest today!

An art journal entry using a new release image from Lollyrot Illustrations.  This is a different sort of image for me so I decided to use her in an art journal page with an Edgar Allen Poe quote. I had a great time coloring her and actually did so twice.  I'll be showing that creation later.  For more on this project and the interview check out Lollyrot Illustrations!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thinking of You...

Hi ya everyone!
Today, I'm sharing a little card I made using the adorable rubber stamp from Whimsy stamps.  This stamp is a Wee stamp design by Sylvia Zeit and I LOVE all of them.  This sweetie is called Hopeful and can be found in the MarkerPop store.
I chose papers from Glitz Designs called Cashmere Dame and paired it with Bazzill card stock Patina.  The small enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.  The Thinking of You sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  The cream crinkle ribbon is from an Etsy shop called Prairie Bird Boutique.  I also used a Paper Pen for the little pearls all over.  Hopeful was colored in Copics.  I tried something new and colored her skin in YR000, YR00, E11 and E04.  That's the challenge at MarkerPop this week!  Color skin out of your comfort zone.  Tomorrow, I'll share a Copic tutorial on coloring dark skin!  Hope you'll join me.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

UR Fabulous!

Hi ya everyone!
We have a new and adorable image at Tiddly Inks!  She's the sweetest and I had SO much fun coloring her gorgeous hair.  Christy has introduced a new character called Faythe and here she is!  You have to go check out some of my teamies creations with her so head over to the Tiddly Inks Blog and check her out.
I used the adorable paper from Echo Park called Sweet Day.  The ribbon is from the Ribbon Carousel and the sentiment is from Pink By Design called Bracketful.  The sentiment set comes with lots of adorable sentiments just like the one above.  The dots on the background are from the Fresh Goodies set also from Pink By Design and those were stamped in Key Lime Versamagic ink.  Of course she was colored in Copics.  I also used a Fiskars border punch for the trim.
Hope you have a fabulous day!



Sunday, November 18, 2012

All My Love

Hi ya everyone!
  I made this very simple card today after seeing Beate John's GORGEOUS creation today on her blog, Fresh and Fun.  Really, check her creation out HERE.  She inspired me to use my embossing folders, which I haven't done for well over a year! Thanks Beate!  I also got a new stamp set from Pink By Design called Fresh Goodies.  This stamp set is super cute as it comes with perfect sentiments for all those yummy holiday goodies!  The sentiment and little heart are both from this set.  I'm also entering it into their fun challenge using your favorite patterns.  I LOVE floral design and also I'm a sucker for hearts when they are subtle! 
My paper is from the My Mind's Eye new paper Ruby.  I'm loving this paper.  The red heart was stamped in Versamagic Red Magic and the sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.  The hearts were embossed with the Heart Blocks Cuttlebug folder onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.  The lace was from Ribbon Carousel


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hot Cocoa is YUMMY!

Hi ya everyone!
  We had two new images released yesterday at Tiddly Inks and this is one of them.  Meet Cocoa Wishes - Wryn and Wren.  I used the new papers from My Mind's Eye called All is Bright.  The red in the stack is not so vibrant so I chose papers with no red so I could really pop that color.  The Jewels are from Prima Say It in Crystals.  The sentiment is a My Craft Spot sentiment from White Christmas.  I also added some Paper Pen Opal to the outside of the image for a bit of interest.  The snowflakes are from an old purchase I made when I first started scrapbooking.  I apologize as I don't know the company.  Head over to Tiddly Inks and pick the new image and join our Thank you Challenge!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Perfect Time of Year for Thank You!

Hi ya everyone!
  I'm a lot late posting this creation today, it's just been one of THOSE days!  However, I LOVE this image from Tiddly Inks and she brightens my day.  I used the clear stamp set called Friends are Flowers.  I colored her with my Copics of course and chose this adorable paper from Echo Park.  The challenge this week at Tiddly Inks is all about saying Thank you!  It's a great time of year to show your appreciation for the loved ones around you.  Besides, who couldn't use a good thank you card in their stash :)  Head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog and join us for this season appropriate challenge!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Join Me for a Cuppa

Hi ya everyone!
  We have a new inspiration post today at MarkerPop.  One of the things I love so much about my Copic markers is that you can color your own embellishments.  It's difficult to see in this picture but the bling on the side from Say it in Crystals Prima Marketing is colored with RV34 to match my image.  The image is from CC Designs and is called Kiki La Rue Latte.  The banners were cut using the Spellbinders Lacy Pennants and Pennants dies.  I stamped them in Pink Petunia VersaMagic ink using the My Favorite Things Stamp set Always Time for Tea.  The sentiment is from the Always Time for Tea stamp set as well.  Join us at MarkerPop where DT coordinator Samantha shares a video on how to color your embellishments.  Also, at Created from Color I have a tutorial on coloring your own ribbon.  This card can be purchased from my Etsy shop.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hi ya everyone!
I love WEE stamps!  I won a few the other day on a giveaway and then I went back and got some more.  They are in digital form from Sylvia Zet and you find them right HERE.  A few are also available in rubber at MarkerPop.  I used the new Simon Says Stamps dies and clear stamp called Small Folded Banners Holiday for the Merry Christmas.  The holly leaf is a die cut from Sizzix called Holly w/Berries #5.  The lace is from Ribbon Carousel and the paper is from Glitz Joyeux Noel.  The bling can be found at MarkerPop and is from Prima Marketing.  The base was made with Bazzil cardstock String of Pearls
This card will be available in my Etsy shop.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MarkerPop and Lawn Fawn Blog Hop - Cozy Christmas

Hi ya everyone!
I'm super excited to part of the great blog hop today with MarkerPop and Lawn Fawn.  Lawn Fawn is such an ADORABLE stamp company and are also carrying papers as well!  Their stamps are perfect for simple and clean creations or for creating elaborate scenes.  I created this simple card using Lawn Fawn's sweet Christmas set called Cozy Christmas!
I used an adorable paper set from My Mind's Eye called Winter Wonderland.  Did you know that MarkerPop carries all kinds of fun markers to color with too?  I used my Copics to create this fun cozy Christmas scene!

To join our hop and win prizes please go to the MarkerPop and Lawn Fawn blogs to hop!  Visit each blog and all the designers blog and have a chance to win either a $20 gift certificate to BlMarkerPop or a paper pad and stamp set from Lawn Fawn!!  What could be better?



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

U R Awesome!

Hi ya everyone!  It's Tuesday, and that means Tiddly Inks on my blog :)  There are no new images to release but I wanted to remind everyone that Tiddly Inks does come in clear polymer now!  This is one of the adorable images that you can purchase and there are a number of adorable extras.  Like the little leaves.  This set is called Hang in There Wryn.  The little birdies and sentiment below come with this set too!!!
Make sure to head to Tiddly Inks to see all the adorable clear stamps that you can purchase!  We also have a fun challenge going on too! 
Items used in the above project:  Simple Stories Harvest Lane, Cheery Lynn Designs flower die, My Craft Spot tag die and sentiment. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Keeping it Simple!

Hi ya everyone! Something different from me today, a clean and simple card using the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I wanted to think of a fun technique using My Favorite Thing dies and I wanted to share something different.  How abut using your dies to make stencils!  You can check out all the details tomorrow on the MarkerPop blog!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Live Long

Hi ya everyone!  It's the weekend and I've been feeling under the weather.  BOO!  But, on Friday before I got sick I created this simple little card using two challenges at Splitcoast.  The first being, a collage with stamps.  This is interesting as I'd never thought to stamp mulitple images with different colors to produce a fun collage of stamps. I like the turn out though.  I also used a sketch in the Clean and Simple challenge section.

I used Ocean depths and Pixie Pink Versamagic ink, with my Tim Holtz Slight Alterations red rubber stamps and Unity Feb. 2012 Kit of the Month stamps.  The ribbon is from the Ribbon Carousel - Pink V-striped Twill and White Spidy Lace Crochet ribbon.

Friday, November 2, 2012

A little birdie tag

Hi ya everyone!
My sweet friend Beate has been encouraging me to do challenges!  I so love that since I don't get a chance too often.  She pointed me to the fun CASE study Challenge Blog!  They have a gorgeous sample to CASE and really it's beautiful and inspiring!

For this creation I used my new washi tape from Freckled Fawn.  I also used some twine, QuicKutz birds die, Prima Crystals, and sentiment from Tiddly Inks Hang in There Wryn.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fabulous crafty weekend!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tobie and his Puppy

Hi ya everyone! 
  There is a new sketch this month at Some Odd Girl.  I used the adorable Tobie and his Puppy clear stamp for this card.  There is a sad story behind this stamp though :(  (well for me anyhow).  I went to CHA with Kristy and Leah of Some Odd Girl not to long ago and Kristy had given me this stamp and a few others for my design team roll.  We went to Denny's and I lost him.  I was able to stamp him once and color him up.  Yup, this stamp has been colored since then and I'm just getting around to using him on a card!!  This will be the last time I color sweet Tobie too!  Aw, poor guy.  However, you should join our challenge going on right now for some AWESOME prizes!