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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NOTEBOOK AND MATCHING CARD

Hey there, boy that Cami...she's a mean one!  She actually cracked the whip on me today, and well...I kind of liked it!  BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!  She told me I needed to get out of my funk and get to blogging again.  So here I am, doing what she told me to.  *grin*

Before I share mine and Cami's project, I figured I would let you know why I have been MIA and haven't been lurking in blog land.  My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in January.  We've been busy doing the doctor thing and trying to figure out her best method of treatment.  We found out she was not a candidate for surgery at this time.  That was VERY disappointing news!  Her health isn't good enough right now, so she was instructed to start chemo and blood thinners then go back in six months for another evaluation.  That was last month and she just now (yesterday) got started on the chemo!  This has NOT been a quick process to say the least!  So with that said...I haven't really been in a crafty sort of mood.  *sigh*  I'm hoping that will change very soon!

Enough about all that!  Now...let me tell you about this super fun project that Cami and I will be teaching at Memories of Time on Saturday!  OMGosh...it was a blast!  We turned a mini legal pad into an adorable notepad complete with mini gel pen!  If that wasn't enough, we made a matching card and envelope in case we want to give it as a gift!



I absolutely love this notebook!  The flower pot and grass are Taylored Expressions dies and the words are from My Favorite Things.  The bumble bee is my all time favorite bee from Our Craft Lounge.  I sure do miss them!  The honeycomb stencil is from Tim Holtz.  We added some Distress Paint to Molding Paste and mixed it in then used a spatula to apply it.  Once it was dry, we sponged some matching Distress Stain over the edges.  I really love the way this notebook turned out and I can't wait to make more!



The notepad has a magnetic closure.  Once you pop it open, you see the gel pen and holder.



Here's the notebook opened up.  Don't you just LOVE that bumble bee paper!?!  And how about those mitered corners?  There's a cool tool for that!



Last but not least, here's the 4" x 4" card that we made with the matching envelope.  Cute, cute, cute!



No details to share with this one.  Mostly because I'm just too lazy to get up and get the supplies.  Ugh!  Sorry about that!  If you have specific questions, you can always email me and I'll get back to you.  Oh, I almost forgot...hurry up and get a hold of Cami to sign up for this class (MOT link above).  You will have so much fun making it, you'll want to make another...guaranteed!  Ha!

Well, thanks for stopping by! 


Saturday, March 8, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hey there, I want to give a shout out to Sally Prow and wish her the best birthday ever!  I'm pretty excited that I finally got to ink up Birthday Lulu from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I really LOVE Cheryl Alger's images!  Just look at that little tongue...too cute!



Lulu was stamped with Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut then popped up on foam.  It pains me to say it, but my friend, Cami, was right!  Ugh...she's never going to let me hear the end of it!  Just a little bit of Wink of Stella adds so much to the colored image, she says!  I added a little "glittery frosting" to the cupcake then started looking to see what else I could glitter (I couldn't resist putting a little on her hat)!  *grin*  Sakura Clear Glaze pen was added to the hair ties and Lulu's shoes.  I totally swiped the layout from a card posted earlier this week by Mary J...it's a fun layout that I'm sure I'll use again and again!


COPIC COLORING: 
SKIN:  E11, E01, E000, R30, BV20  HAIR:  E43, Y23, YR31, YR30  TONGUE:  R30  PARTY HAT:  BG72, BG70, R08, R05, R02, YG13, YG03, YG01  DRESS:  YG13, YG03, YG01, C4, C2, C0  SOCKS:  YG13, YG03, YG01  SHOES:  C6, C4, C2, C0  CUPCAKE:  E43, E42, E41, E40, R08, R05, R02

THIS PROJECT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES: 
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS CHALLENGE 220 ~ Stash it Up! (plaid paper...still sitting on my desk from the last time I used it)
NAUGHTY OR NICE CHALLENGE #2 ~ Birthdays (nice)
SASSY CHERY'S CHALLENGE #204 ~ Anything Goes
SHOW ME THURSDAY ~ #140

I won at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Sassy Cheryl's!  Whoop!

 Thanks for stopping by! 


SUPPLIES: 
STAMPS:  KKS Birthday Lulu
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic; My Mind's Eye Hip-hooray collection
INK:  Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black 
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot; Spellbinders (Standard Circles Small, Standard Circles Large); MFT Die-namics ( Fishtail Flag Stax); Ex-Acto knife; glass cutting plate; scissors; Wink of Stella Clear pen; Sakura Clear Glaze pen; Doodlebug Design Beetle Black Sequins; Zig 2-Way Glue pen; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Thin 3D Foam Squares, 3D Foam Squares); adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Fussy cutting
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Friday, March 7, 2014

SUMMER FUN

Hey there, are you ready for this week's Stamping Bella challenge project?  It was an Inspiration Theme where I pulled the colors tan and yellow and came up with this summery card using Uptown Girl Sandy and her Sombrero.  Even though I live on the Oregon Coast, this is NOT something you would see someone wear walking up and down our beaches!  Even in the summer people are fully dressed including hats and jackets!  *snort*


Sandy was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White, colored with Copic markers then fussy cut using a combination of an Ex-Acto knife/glass cutting plate and scissors.  Her sun glasses and cocktail have Sakura Clear Glaze on them for a nice, subtle shine.  The sky was sponged with Summer Sky and the smallest cloud in the Die-Namics Jumbo Cloud STAX.  The beach and waves were layered then Sandy was popped up on foam.  I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, #209, for the layout.

COPIC COLORING: 
SKIN:  E11, E01, E000, R30, BV20  HAIR:  E57, E55, E53, E51  SUN GLASSES:  C6, C4, C2, C0  BIKINI:  E35, E33, E30  HAT, THONGS, SUN:  Y38, Y11, Y00  BAG:  E35, E33, E30, Y38, Y11, Y00  COCKTAIL:  C1, C00, BG70, Y00  SHADOW:  E35, E30

Next week's Bellariffic Fridays challenge is a Sketch challenge.  Email your card to Em by Thursday, March 13, to be included on Bloggabella...you could win some Bella Bucks, but you have to use a current stamp!  Pretty sure I know which direction I'm leaning for this one...I just need to sit down and work it out!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!



Thanks for stopping by! 


SUPPLIES: 
STAMPS:  SB Uptown Girl Sandy and her Sombrero
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic 
INK:  Copic markers; Memento (Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky)
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix (Big Shot, embossing folder); MFT Die-namics (Making Waves, Sunshine, Jumbo Cloud STAX); sponge; Ex-Acto knife; glass cutting plate; scissors; Sakura Clear Glaze pen; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Thin 3D Foam Squares; Zig 2-Way Glue pen; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Fussy cutting
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Saturday, March 1, 2014

HANG IN THERE!

Hey there, I made this card for my brother-in-law who has cancer.  He is a little more than half way through his chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  Although you would think that was great, I've been told the second half is worse.  I hope this card brightens his day!



This sweet, little guy is Pull-Up Monkey from Whipper Snapper Designs.  He was stamped with Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White then colored with Copic markers.  I extended the branch he hangs on by stamping the leaves a second time then drawing in the tiny bit of branch to reach the card's edge (didn't want the branch suspended in mid air!).  One leaf in each group was stamped a second time, colored, fussy cut then popped up on foam.  The monkey's two larger fingers were also stamped, colored, fussy cut then popped up on foam to make it appear like he is really hanging onto the branch.  Really love how this turned out...fun layout and rich colors!  This card also fits into a couple challenges over at Splitcoaststampers:  Fan Club's Central Theme, You Raise Me Up, and SCS's Love Fest Challenge, Puppy Love (to use cute and cuddly critters).


COPIC COLORING: 
MONKEY:  E37, E35, E34  FACE, EARS, HANDS, FEET, BELLY:  E33, E31, E30, R30  LIMB:  E59, E57, E55, E53  LEAVES:  YG17, YG03, YG0000



Thanks for stopping by! 


SUPPLIES: 
STAMPS:  WSD Pull-Up Monkey
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Doodlebug Designs Flower Box collection
INK:  Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black 
ACCESSORIES:  Scissors; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Thin 3D Foam Squares; Zig 2-Way Glue pen; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Fussy cutting
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:   A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Friday, February 28, 2014

LOVE BEGINS IN A MOMENT

Hey there, I'm popping in with this week's Stamping Bella sketch challenge.  I love a good sketch, don't you?  I used Jack and Ginger by Mo Manning...aren't they absolutely precious?  As sweet as they are, the sentiment that comes with this set and is stamped on the inside is even better!  "Love begins in a moment, grows over time, and lasts for eternity. ~author unknown".  Awesome, right!?!



Jack and Ginger were stamped with Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White before being colored with Copic markers.  Ginger's skirt was paper pieced and also colored with Copics.  A die cut cloud completes the sketch.  This also fits in the Simon Says Stamp Love Fest Challenge, Die Crazy, over at Splitcoaststampers.

COPIC COLORING: SKIN:  E11, E01, E000, R30, BV20  HAIR:  W3, W00, 0  HIS PANTS, HER SWEATER:  W3, W1, W00  JACKET:  W6, W4, W2, W0  SHIRT, HAT, PURSE:  R08, R05, R02  SKIRT:  R08, R02, W00  SHOES:  W6, W4, W2, W0, W3, W1, W00  GROUND:  W3, W1, W00  SKY:  R0000  CLOUD:  R0000, 0

Next week is inspiration over at the Bellariffic Fridays challenge.  Email your card to Em by Thursday, March 6, to be included on Bloggabella...you could win some Bella Bucks, but you have to use a current stamp!  I've got a couple images in mind...not sure which I will go with.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!



Thanks for stopping by! 


SUPPLIES: 
STAMPS:  SB Jack and Ginger by Mo Manning
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic; Echo Park Paper Co Head Over Heels collection
INK:  Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black 
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot; TE Taylored Dies (Cloud Duo); Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L Thin 3D Foam Squares; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Paper Piecing
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
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