Sunday, January 27, 2013

STOP, in the name of Love

     Sometimes I think my life and all my friends live in my computer....I spend so much time creating, then loading and sharing, following others on Facebook, Pinning, perusing Splitcoast Stampers to leave comments, and get inspiration. But yesterday those activities paid off....the image above was free from Mo's Digital Pencil if you happened to be a follower on Facebook - since I'm a follower how could I resist a free digi.  Of course as soon as I downloaded it I HAD to color it.  The challenge at Oozak this month is 'Pink and Bling' so I used that as my inspiration.  Yeah, the sentiment may seem a little 'corny' but you have to admit it fits the image....I have been tapping my foot all afternoon humming this tune as well.

Supplies:  Digi from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer for sentiment, Copics, Rhinestones, Cardstock Recollections Amour, Spellbinders

Challenges:  Oozak #10 Anything Goes with Pink and Bling

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Prayers Go Up

     I created this card using a digi from Shelly's Images for the Progressive Freebie Challenge at Crafter's Digital Art Center.  This is the first I have been involved in a challenge there, but I really enjoy playing with digis and they have lots of tips.  This particular digi was free if you participate in the challenge.
     First, I printed this sweet Angelic image, she comes holding a heart.  I wanted her to hold this sentiment from Shelly's so after printing her I colored her, and fussy cut around her leaving the heart off.  The sentiment fit wonderfully in the oval SB die, and right under her arm, as if it were meant to be.
     This paper is some I got during the stamp convention here in Georgia  last year.  Believe it or not the lattice die in the back of the angel is cut from some lovely gold wrapping paper I have that was the perfect color.  This same paper is behind the lovely DP as well.  I placed the angel and sentiment on pop ups.  I didn't want to over due anything as the image and sentiment speak for themselves on this delish paper.

Supplies:  Digi from Shelly's Images, Spellbinders dies, Copics, Designer Paper, Foam dimensionals

Challenges:  Progressive Freebie Challenge, Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes

Friday, January 25, 2013

Swingin Baby!

     Playing yesterday and started thinking of a fun way to use this digi by Squigglefly.  As I colored it occurred to me that it would be fun to turn this little cutie into a 3-D look.  Soooo, I printed 4 images and colored them up, fussy cut them and worked on creating layers.  One image is my base, then I cut the little sling along with the bows (without their little streamers) and adhered them directly over the first layer WITH A FOAM POP UP IN THE MIDDLE......this made the sling stand out a little.  Then I fussy cut the little bear and each bow and put them on small foam pop ups to make them stand out.  The last thing I cut was the babies face - placed this over the main image with a pop up more to the front giving the look of the image peeking out.  Had so much fun I have printed up some more to work on this weekend.
     Placed the image on some Jillibean Soup paper I had with a little gemstone on each bow. I used some inchies to place the letters below spelling 'baby'.   All in all a cute card - but like all creations I am already thinking of things that will make the next one better. Below are the Copics I used to color this image.
Supplies:  Copics, Squigglefly Digi, Studio G letters, Oval Cutter, Gemstones, Cardstock, Jillibean Soup CS

Challenges:  SFC313 (Squigglefly Challenge use Inchies), Our Daily Bread Designs OBDSLC134, for a Child

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Talk about dirty....

Sue (aka as Irishgreensue or Greenie) and I were on the phone earlier today 'talking dirty' - YES, we were!  We were talking about our dirty stamping areas and how we needed to clean them up.  There was a debate as to whether one is more creative working with a mess around them - or does one do better if things are all in place.  I for one TRY very hard to keep things in their place, but sistah's it just doesn't work.  I think that is why some of those Jammer Town girls like being on Pinterest so much....they have these 'boards' where they pin these fancy schmancy, VERY organized, ALL white, craft rooms, and they dream of having a room just like the ones they pin.  I look at those and say - Wow, how nice, however does one work in a room like that ??!!

So after all that 'dirty talk' and since Jammer Town (here) has been soooooo QUIET of late, I thought I would clean up my craft table, but 'oh wait'....I think maybe I should color just one more card.

This ones for Greenie, ya know, she is all recovered from her knee surgery - just look at her with that leg in the air showing off!!  She has been walking diligently every day.  The only thing she can lift higher than her leg is a drumstick - gotcha Green one.

Supplies:  Bugagoo Digi, copics, stickers, computer, cardstock

Friday, January 18, 2013


     Yes, I am one of those crazies who "Pins" - it can be crazy addicting, but this card is proof that it can be inspiring as well!!  As I hopped from board to board of various "Pinners" I came across the above sentiment.
     I have two sisters, one older, one younger.......I have not lived near them in years but we have always managed to stay in touch and visit.  We have even done several 'sister trips' together over the years as well.  As I was coloring this adorable image by Art Impression a few weeks ago I couldn't help but think of my sisters.  We are sooo different, and yet we are only a phone call (and occasionally a flight) away from each other if the need arises.  I will have to admit that my older sister is known to be the 'control freak' between the three of us - so it is no surprise as I was coloring these ladies I imagined her to be the one with the finger wagging, setting us straight on some matter or another.
    So now you know why when I saw this saying I just HAD to push back from the computer and sit my butt in front of my stamp table and create.  It just seemed natural to make this into an easel card for the sentiment to make sense......the little posies surrounding this are all made by moi :)  (On the bar at the top of my blog is a link to a picture tutorial I have on making some of my flowers)
     I will have to confess I don't know if I have the energy to put another one together, so this may go to the older sister - she is pretty creative herself and always appreciate the cards I send her.

Supplies:  Art Impression Golden Oldies Girls, Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn, Martha Stewart Punch, Copics, Computer

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Riding 'Big Red'

     It is no secret I enjoy coloring with my Copic Markers......or that I like Mo Mannings images.  This little fella is one of my faves from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I think I chuckled the whole time I colored him as I took a little trip down memory lane.  When the kids were little we lived on a dead end street, and there were a bunch of kids.....ALL of them owned various sizes of three wheeler's that they rode endlessly in circles with each other.  I can still see the rocks and dust kickin up behind them as they laughed and played on them.  Coloring up this fella called 'Giddyup' was great fun.......doesn't he look excited to have all that 'horse power' to ride!! I have been itchin to use my new Die-namics die from My Favorite Things - it made a great little embellishment, and the stars that punched out from the top die were used around the image.  Yeehaw!!!

Supplies:  YeeHaw by the Paper Studio, Mo's Design Digi, Die-namics die, corner punch, Copics, Spellbinders oval die

Challenges:  Challenge 168 at Mo's Challenge Blog, Inky Chicks Anything Goes (1st challenge evuh), Craft Your Passion Challenge145 Gone Country

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Life is a quilt

     I don't make New Years resolutions, why would I set myself up like that!!  However, I did decide to push myself to get a little ahead on Christmas 2013 (mentioned in an earlier post).  Today when I was picking up some paper a local store was holding for me I 'just had' to grab a few other things....don't you know this little die was sitting right at the checkout and it really caught my eye.  What a fun way to use my scrap papers and ribbon with some simple sentiments.  Once I started playing there was no stopping me - one little sheet of paper led to another and are just six cards I got put together, there are a whole buncha lil pieces in a small bag just waiting to be quilted onto paper.
     I must confess that I have always admired people with the patience to quilt...I took a class once and managed a pillow, but it wasn't on my list of all time favorite things to do.  These little shapes will do just fine for me - I can be a faux quilter - LOL!!
     Recently I participated in the challenge at Splitcoast Stampers doing cards for the Cure.....what a surprise when I won 3 months in the Ribbon club at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  They were prompt in sending me my first batch of lovely blue ribbon in December, and today I received a variety of pink and Valentines  ones......can't wait to use them on some of my 'faux' quilted cards.

Supplies:  Wplus9 die, Endless Creations Inc Sentiment, ribbon (American Crafts and Ofray), bling, CB Embossing Folder

Challenges:  Our Daily Bread Design Something Old, Something New, Really Reasonable Ribbon New Toy and Ribbon

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jesus 1st Christmas

     I was late getting to Michael' for sales after Christmas....that just happens when you work retail and have to be there for everyone else.  When I finally made it I found a 'few' things left that were good buys.  This sentiment/background stamp was one of them.  It just called to me as I stopped to read what it said.  Into the cart it went.
     My resolve is to get my Christmas cards done earlier this year - Thanksgiving is late and flying by the seat of my pants won't work in 2013.  Since I just finished a few that didn't make it out I feel like I'm already ahead - LOL!!!

     Once I stamped this sentiment/background I realized it looked pretty barren and didn't feel that holly or other embellies would do it justice.  Then I started playing around with it on vellum, a great idea but what do I put under it????  Why the Baby Jesus of course, so I printed off one of my fave Mo's digis and colored this little sweetie with my Copics and I am very pleased.
     My friend Katie suggested I join in the challenge at Splicoast Stampers with the Fan Club SCSCCJAN13 so I am uploading this there as well.  I can say with confidence I now have 3 cards done for 2013 and three ornaments - hope I keep it up.

Supplies:  Stampendous Stamp, Mo's Digital Image, Copics, Vellum, Vellum Tape, Cardstock

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