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Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Hey there, I haven't really been in a crafty sort of mood lately.  That and we've been helping our buddy paint his stuff, huh?  His daughter is having a birthday this weekend so I took a break to make her this card.

I used the Slow and Steady set from Our Craft Lounge.  This is one of my favorite birthday stamp sets because the turtle and bugs are too stinking cute!  The layout is from iSpy Sketches...I just found them via my friend's blog.  Thanks, Gale!

Here's the inside...

Copic coloring:

Turtle:  YG95, YG93, YG91, E47, E44, E43  Balloons:  R85, RV02, RV00, Y15, Y13, Y11, BG11, BG10  Inside images:  R85, RV02, RV00, Y15, Y13, Y11, BG11, BG10, R27, R24, R22, C3, C1

This project includes the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog ~ A for Animal Antics
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog ~ #48 Happy!
Card Makin' Mamas ~ #39 Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge ~ #120 Favorite Things (Glossy Accents and rhinestones)
Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog ~ #59 Layers
iSpy Sketches ~ ISSC03 - With Sean Fetterman (sketch)
Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog ~ #98 Celebrate
PanPastel Challenge Blog ~ #6 Animals
Paper Crafting Journey ~ #3 Make it Cute
Paper Cupcakes ~ All Critters Great & Small
Paper Play Challenges ~ #7 Critters
Scrap-Creations ~ #102 Critter
Sentimental Sundays ~ #90 Let's Get Sentimental
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays ~ More Than Two Layers
Stamps R Us Paper Crafting Challenges ~ Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge ~ #107 Use a Die or a Punch
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge ~ RCC41 Colors & Swirls
There She Goes Clear Stamps ~ TSG144 Animal Theme
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges ~ #104 Ribbons and/or Bows

Thanks for stopping by!  Turtle 

STAMPS:  OCL Slow and Steady, Drake the Dragon (enter the code "checkusout" to receive 20% off your entire purchase at Memories of Time)
PAPER: Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Black Monochromatic, Watermelon Sensation Smoothie; Bella Blvd A Tisket A Tasket, Mom's Bouquet Spring Flings and Easter Things collection
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Pink Passion
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Standard Circles Small and Large, Big Scalloped Circles Small, Shapabilities Nested Pennants; sponge; MFT Die-namics By the Numbers die; paper snips; The Twinery Pink Sorbet Twine; Bazzill Blackbird rhinestones; SU Dimensionals; Zig 2-way Glue pen; Sakura Clear Glaze pen; Glozzy Accents; Star Dust Stickles; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Sponging; fussy cutting

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Hey there, I'm back with another challenge card for Pile It On!  This week's theme is Heartfelt Thanks and our sponsor is Stampotique Originals.  The winner of this challenge will receive a $30 gift certificate to their store.  I broke out a handful of Our Craft Lounge stamps for this card...Notes of Love, Every Heartbeat, Love in the Air and Spilling Over. Gotta love how you can combine sets like that! 

Here's the inside...

I guess that's it for this one.  Don't forget to check out all of the other PIO! DT blogs to see their awesome creations!  I hope you are able to play along with us and I look forward to seeing your projects.  Good luck!

Copic coloring:

Hot air balloon:  R29, R27, R24, R22, R85, R83, R81, E81, E50, YR30  Inside image:  R29, R27, R24, R22, E81, E50, YR30, R85, R83, R81

This project includes the following challenges:

 4 Crafty Chicks ~ #76 Love is in the Air
Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ #60 Eye's Down Bingo Board (2 or more stamped images, die cut and my choice...sponging)
Cards for Men ~ #3 Seeing Red
CMC Copic Challenge Group ~ Colors of Love-Red, Pink, White & Cream
Crafts and Me Challenges ~ #70 Use a New Image (sentiment, cloud and chevron background)
Cupcake Craft Challenges ~ #178 Pink & Red
Divas By Design ~ #21 Love is in the Air
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges ~ #107 Love is in the Air
Hooked on Craft Challenges ~ #17 Hearts
Little Darlings Challenges ~ #17 Favorite Embellishments (rhinestones)
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Pile It On! ~ #07 Heartfelt Thanks
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog ~ #59 Love is All Around!
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog ~ Love is in the Air
Simply Create Too ~ #6 Red Hot
Sketch for You to Try ~ February Sketch
Stamps + Fun = Creativity ~ #85 Hearts
There's Magic in the Air With Paper Cupcakes ~ For Someone Special - Color

Thanks for stopping by!   Hot Air Balloon 

STAMPS:  OCL Notes of Love, Every Heartbeat, Love in the Air, Spilling Over (enter the code "checkusout" to receive 20% off your entire purchase at Memories of Time)
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; SU Real Red; Echo Park Paper Co Sweetheart from the Yours Truly Collection
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Real Red, Pretty in Pink
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Scor-Pal; paper snips; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Tear Drop Circles; sponge; SU Heart punch; Kaiser Craft rhinestones colored with R27; SU Dimensionals; Zig 2-way Glue pen; OCL Sugar Sparkly Fluff; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Out of the box with a Nestie; sponging; maksing

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Hey there, my hubby's buddy is having a birthday next week so I wanted to make him a special card.  We call him the "Little Guy" or sometimes "Gilligan" (get it...Skipper's little buddy?).  Please don't think we're picking on him because of his size (he isn't even that short...just shorter than the others).  All the guys have nicknames..."Big Guy" and "Wood Shed Jeff" (maybe I'll tell you about those another day LOL!).  Dave is an awesome guy with a great sense of humor and OMGosh...he's a HUGE Oregon Duck fan (just like my hubby)!  I knew #1 Sports Fan from Our Craft Lounge would be perfect for him!

In order to customize Gramps, blue painter's tape was used to mask the #1 on his shirt before stamping.  I printed the Oregon "O" from the Duck website then used the light box a friend recently gave me to trace it.  This was my first time using a light box and I loved it!  I also drew in the rest of the "O" on his hat.  A  Copic Multiliner was used to trace over the pencil before it was erased and violรก...Gramps was ready to color!  For added depth, Gramp's chair was paper pieced then shaded with Copic markers and for dimension, he was stamped twice and his legs/feet and hand/can was popped up.  Guy cards can be tough and this stamp makes it easy peasy to customize a card for any sports fan using their favorite team!  Gotta love that, right?  I have a feeling I'll be making several more Oregon Gramps cards before I'm done!  *grin*

Here's the inside (it's pretty simple but ties into the sports/birthday theme)...

Copic coloring:

Skin:  E02, E01, E00, R30, G24  Hair:  W3, W2, W0  Slippers:  G29, G28, G24  Pajama bottoms:  Y19, Y17 Y15, Y13  T-shirt:  G29, G28, G24, Y19, Y17 Y15, Y13  Can:  C4, C2, C0  Foam finger:  G29, G28, G24, Y19, Y17 Y15, Y13  Baseball hat:  G29, G28, G24, Y17, C2, C0, 0  Chair:  E44, E43, E41, C2, C0, 0  Football:  E44, E43, E42  Inside image:  YR18, YR15, YR12, C1, C0, 0, W3, W1, W00

This project includes the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog ~ #140 Free & Easy February - Pt 1
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge Blog ~ #69 Time to Brighten Up Your Day!
Crafty Creations Challenges ~ #155 Home Sweet Home
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog ~ Punches and/or Dies
Cute Card Thursday ~ #202 Buttons and Bows
Delightful Challenges ~ Punches and Dies
Divas By Design ~ #20 Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog ~ #57 Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers ~ #82 Something new (light box)
Fun With Shapes and More ~ #102 Birthday
Inky Impressions Challenge ~ Use Pearls and/or Bling
Little Darlings Challenges ~ #16 Polka Dots
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge ~ #36 Embossing
Sentimental Sundays ~ #87 Dry Embossing
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays ~ Die Cut or Punches
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge ~ #149 Diamonds or Pearls (I wouldn't say no to either, but definitely diamonds)
Taylored Expressions ~ #151 Sketch
The Squirrel and the Fox ~ #10 Austrailian and/or Party
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge ~ Paper Piecing

Thanks for stopping by!    Basketball 1 

STAMPS:  OCL #1 Sports Fan, Happy Shopping, Big Birthday Wishes (enter the code "checkusout" to receive 20% off your entire purchase at Memories of Time)
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; X-Press Blending Card; Basic Grey A La Vogue Little Black Dress Collection
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Light Box; .03 Black Copic Multiliner pen; paper snips; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Picot Edge Circles; Sizzix Big Shot, Swiss Dot embossing folder; Kaiser Craft rhinestones (colored with Copic 100); buttons from my stash; The Twinery Cappuccino twine; ScrapPerfect The Best Glue Ever; SU Dimensionals; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Paper piecing; masking (inside); fussy cutting
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