8.31.2009

Magical Monday - Introducing Gigi

It's Magical Monday again! This week's Free Limited Edition digital stamp is Gigi on Tube by Nina May at There's Magic in the Air. The challenge this week is a Paper Piecing challenge. Nina has a link over there's that's a pretty good tutorial if you'd like one. Here's my take.....

I've printed Gigi out... at about 3.5x4" on the white, then again on the striped paper for the umbrella and bikini and the green paper for the tube. Cut those out an placed over the image on white that I colored with markers. I also used markers on the umbrella dots and Signo white pen on the tube's dots. I also inked the image panel with green ink, and popped up the sentiment



Here's some close ups






~~Card Recipe~
Stamps:
There's Magic in the Air Gigi on Tube , by Nina May, Our Craft Lounge sentiment
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Bazzill Doodlebug Limeade, PTI New Leaf, striped & plaid dp
Ink: Nick Bantock Sapmoss Green, VersaFine Crimson Red
Accessories: Dew Drops, Copic markers, Uniball Signo white pen


8.26.2009

Elvis in Boots

Here's another card I've made with this week's Free Limited Edition digital stamp is Elvis in Boots by Nina May at There's Magic in the Air.
I printed this one out at about 3x3.5", and colored with markers, inked the image panel with chalk ink. Stamped the orange cs with Versamark and Swirly background by Rubbernecker.



~Card Recipe~
Stamps:
There's Magic in the Air Elvis in Boots, by Nina May, Rubbernecker Swirly Background, SU Heard from the Heart
Paper: Bazzill turquoise, SU Pacific Point, misc orange, GP110
Ink: Colorbox Chalk ink Chocolate & Blueberries Queue, VersaMark, VersaFine Deep Lagoon
Accessories: Copic & Bic markers, Dew Drops


Enjoy!

8.24.2009

Boys Birthdays

Made some boyish birthday cards this past weekend. It's just too easy to make the girly ones, though the boy ones do tend to be simpler without all the ribbon & frills heehee

The first one is Soccer Riley, and I guess it could be sent to a girl too :)


Colored Riley with markers and cut out the star and popped that up on foam squares

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Hanna Stamps Soccer Riley, Inque Boutique Mini Stars
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, patriotic dp
Ink: VersaFine Majestic, black
Accessories: Sizzix photo corner die cuts, markers


This one is definitely for a little space dude ;)


Colored this one with markers too and cut out the space ship and planet - the planet is a little raised off the card base due to the image & mat there under it and the rocket is on foam squares


here's a detail of that

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Lizzie Ann Designs Out of this World
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Bazzill bright orange & light blue
Ink: VersaFine black & unknown on the planet
Accessories: markers, blue brad



Magical Monday - Introducing Elvis

Goood Morning! This week's Free Limited Edition digital stamp is Elvis in Boots by Nina May at There's Magic in the Air. The challenge this week is an inspiration challenge, where you are given a picture of something and are to take your inspiration from that and run with it. Here's my take.....

I printed Elvis out at about 2x2.5" and colored with markers, inked the edge of the image panel with Green Galore and mounted that on a thin mat of the same. Used my Sizzix square frames die cut for the hollow squares (I think they kind of represent the shelves) used one of the inner squares for the sentiment and inked the edge of that too. Popped up the image and the sentiment on foam squares, used some dotty paper, I think it's from Fancy Pants
here's the picture we are using for inspiration.... she said including the colored frames..... I just couldn't incorporate the red... guess it didn't inspire me hehehe
So get on over to There's Magic in the Air and get your copy... they are FREE for a limited time only.... and there's the Inspiration challenge with a random prize drawing for participating as well! and stay tuned for Photo polymer stamps featuring original art by Nina May!
~Card Recipe~
Stamps:
There's Magic in the Air Elvis in Boots, by Nina May, SU Lots of Thoughts
Paper: PTI SSW, GP110, Green Galore, Tangerine Tango, Fancy Pants About a Boy dp
Ink: Green Galore, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Colorbox chalk ink Chocolate & Blueberries Queue
Accessories: 1/4" grosgrain white ribbon, Copic & Bic markers, Sizzix Square Frames die cuts


Enjoy!



8.18.2009

Beached Boat with SAND!

Here's another card featuring the Beached Boat..... went back to my normal size.... but LOOK AT THAT SAND - is that the coolest or what? I got this stuff at the Craft super show, MuddPuddles it's this super cool sand stuff (not really sand) but it's wet mixed in some kind of glue and you slather it on... doesn't crack off when dry!!




Here's a close up of the sand.... This stuff is soo cool, they have a bunch of colors and of course I had to get a few :)

So get on over to There's Magic in the Air and get your copy... they are FREE for a limited time only.... and there's the gatefold card challenge with a random prize drawing for participating as well!


~Card Recipe~
Stamps: digital image
There's Magic in the Air Beached Boat, by Nina May, CHF Kim Hughes Scripty Words
Paper: PTI Ripe Avocado, SU More Mustard, PTI Enchanted Evening
Ink: VersaFine Onyx, Memento Summer Sun
Accessories: MuddPuddles sand, sheer navy ribbon, copic markers




8.17.2009

Magical Monday - Introducing Beached Boat

Good Morning Magic Makers! This week's Free Limited Edition digital stamp is Beached Boat by Nina May at There's Magic in the Air

Today's Challenge is to make a GateFold card...... I have to admit, I mostly stick to the basic A2 ( 5.5x4.25") size card, so this is my first attempt at this style. It was definately a challenge for me. Nina has found a great link to some Gatefold card instructions and I did basically follow that, except for the size..... I'd printed this out in a larger size than I normally would work with, (5" x3.5") but I didn't like my coloring "skills" on the smaller one haha
Anyway this card is 6" x 5.5" and I scored at 3.5" on the one side and 2.5" on the other


here's the card half open, so you can see how the gatefold opens and the image panel tucks behind the popped up sentiment to keep it closed


and here's the inside... I've left the open space for writing, or stamping a sentiment before I send it out. and I inked the edges and stamped the bird on the poles from My MFT By the Seashore set


So get on over to There's Magic in the Air and get your copy... they are FREE for a limited time only.... and there's the gatefold card challenge with a random prize drawing for participating as well!
Also she has the blog candy giveaway being drawn today! so get following!! and stay tuned for Photo polymer stamps featuring original art by Nina May!


~Card Recipe~
Stamps: There's Magic in the Air Beached Boat, by Nina May, PTI Mixed Messages, MFT By the Seashore
Paper: Bazzill cs, SU Baja Breeze dp
Ink: VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Distress Inks Tea Dye, Colorbox Chalk Inks Chocolate & Blueberries queue
Accessories: Copic & Bic Markit markers


Enjoy!

8.16.2009

Leafy Sympathy Duo

Well here's my first ever Sympathy cards I've made... hope I don't need them, but I can always sell them - made two since I couldn't decide which way it looked better.
I just got the MS stamps on clearance at WM - I bought them anyway even though they are not the "good" kind of clear stamps. for $5 I need more of this type of stamp ;)
These cards are 4.25" squares - because I bought some 5" square envies, that are really more like 4.5" ;)
Stamped the image with Spanish Moss VersaFine on Kiwi Kiss, then inked the edges with Shabby Shutters


~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Martha Stewart Leave & Branches, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Black
Ink: VersaFine Spanish Moss & Onyx Black
Accessories: Prima daisies, buttons



8.15.2009

Miss You Tilda


I love the way this one turned out ~ had to draw in the mouth... can't help it sometimes. I colored with Copic & Bic markers and then some candlelight Shimmerz on the umbrella and Aleene's paper glaze on the water - I just love that stuff!


Tilda is mounted on Pink Passion, the base is PTI Lemon Tart and the strips are Pretty in Pink, which I inked the edges with Pink Passion ink. Finished off with sunshine eyelets from my stash and stamped Miss You from the PTI Mixed Messages. I have a sentiment that reads, if raindrops were kisses, I'd send you a storm.... Think I will put that inside ;)














Here's some detail of the Shimmerz and the Paper Glazing

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda in Spring Rain, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart, SU Pretty in Pink & Pink Passion
Ink: SU Pink Passion
Accessories: sunshine eyelets, Copic markers, candlelight shimmerz, Aleene's Paper Glaze








8.12.2009

Hello Kacey

Here's another card with Kacey that I've done in MY favorite colors!

She's colored with markers and some Patina stickles on the wings...just a touch :)
~Card Recipe~
Stamps: digital image: There's Magic in the Air - Kacey, by Nina May, sentiment from Clearly Wordsworth Friends Collection
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, PTI Plum Pudding
Ink: VersaFine Imperial Purple
Accessories: PTI Plum Pudding satin ribbon, Dew Drops, Patina Stickles


8.11.2009

Good Morning! I think I've been on a yellow & green kick lately :) here's the card that I did for the MFT One Click Challenge last week ~ didn't win, but Hey I think I got a pretty cool card out of it. The challenge was to use Gingham and of course My Favorite Things stamps
here I've used Cupcake Flopsey and gingham ribbon... and I think the bottom dp is kinda gingham-y too. I colored with Copic & Bic Markers, cut him out & popped him up. I inked the edge both dps and I used scallop scissors, since I don't have any nesties... yet LOL

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: MFT Cupcake Flopsey, Saavy Stamps sentiment
Paper: Gable Green, Green Galore, PTI Lemon Tart, SU Rainbow Sherbert dp, lime gingham dp
Ink: Gable Green , Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Colorbox Chalk ink Dark Brown
Accessories: gingham ribbon, dew drops, Copic & Bic Markit Markers


8.10.2009

Magical Monday Introducing Kacey!

Happy Magical Monday Ladies & Gents!!!
Today's new image is Kacey! Now, I think Nina made this image just for me... because she KNOWS how I love fairies! :)
Today there is a sketch challenge over at There's Magic in the Air and here is my try at it!


Kind of a "busy" sketch for me, but I am pleased with how it came together, once I got everything squeezed in. heehee
I printed Kacey out at about 4" tall, colored her in with my markers, inked the edges of that panel with Distress Inks in Broken China and Mustard Seed. I also inked on the yellow flowers with the Mustard Seed ink, because, well they were a little pale for my taste LOL and inked the edges of all the yellow cs and the blue scallops with SU Pacific Point


So get on over to There's Magic in the Air and get your copy... they are FREE for a limited time only.... and there's a sketch challenge this week with a random prize drawing for participating as well!
Also she has the blog candy giveaway being drawn August 17th so get following!! and stay tuned for Photo polymer stamps featuring original art by Nina May!


~Card Recipe~
Stamps: There's Magic in the Air Kacey, by Nina May, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper:SU Pacific Point & Tempting Turquoise, PTI Lemon Tart, Bazzill light yellow, Kelly Pannicci dp
Ink:Tim Holtz Distress Inks Broken China & Mustard Seed, VersaFine Deep Lagoon
Accessories: Prima flowers, gingham ribbon, tiny scalloped oval nestie cutout, brads, scallop scissors, CM Oval cutter, markers



8.08.2009

Buttercup Fairy Birthday

Just got this stamp set at the CHA Craft Super show last Friday!! stamped in VersaFine on SSW cs and colored with Copic markers - added some Yellow stickles too

cut that out & adhered the legs right to the base, then I used two "heights" of dimensionals to pop it up!




~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Crafters Companion Flower Fairies Friends Buttercup set
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green?, black
Ink: VersaFine Onyx
Accessories: swirly ribbon, black brad, Yellow stickles, CB embossing folder


8.03.2009

Magical Monday Kick off Celebration!

Morning ladies!! It's Magical Monday and today is the BIG Celebration Kick off!! woohoo!


This week's Free Limited Edition digital stamp is Orson with Cake. Isn't he just the cutest!!


here's my card



I printed him out twice at about 2.5"inches.... give or take LOL
colored with markers and then I also colored just the cake & cut that out and put it on popdots.
I felt like I just HAD to use some embossing in honor of Nina today, because she IS the one who got me all set up to emboss! :) The sentiment is a combo of two stamps that I embossed in two colors, cut out and also on popdots, finally, inked the edge of the image panel and the dp and added ribbon.
here's a side view of the popped up part
as always you can click each image for a closer view

So get on over to There's Magic in the Air and get your copy... they are FREE for a limited time only.... and there's a challenge with a random prize drawing for participating as well!
Also she has the blog candy giveaway being drawn August 17th so get following!! and stay tuned for Photo polymer stamps featuring original art by Nina May!

~Card recipe~
Stamps: There's Magic in the Air Orson with Cake, by Nina May, CTMH Happy Birthday, Paper Salon Monogram Builders
Paper:DCWV dp, PTI New Leaf, SU Pretty in Pink, Misc dark brown
Ink: VersaMark, Colorbox Chalk Ink Dark Brown
Accesories: PTI New Leaf satin ribbon, markers, Stamp-N Stuff embossing powers - Aventurine & Sapphire









8.02.2009

Dream in a Book

well... here's a card I made with MY favorite colors ;)
Thank you to Amy for the image! :)

colored this darling image from Stamping Bella with markers and then added two pearls matted that and layered on the Coredinations color core cs! simple & easy! Hope you enjoy it!



~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Stamping Bella Reading Reverie, Doodlebg Memories set
Paper: SU Orchid Opulence & Green Galore, Coredinations So Mod collection, misc dark purple
Ink: VersaFine Imperial Purple
Accessories: markers, Basic Grey pearls



8.01.2009

Treasured Friend

Here's a card I did last week.... Thanks to Stuffie for the image! :)


The sentiment is popped up, eveything else, pretty much straight forward ;)
ENJOY!

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Sugar Nellies MacBeth , Stampendous Treasured Friend
Paper: SU Certainly Celery & Summer Sun, misc dp & dark green cs
Ink: VersaFine Onyx
Accessories: markers, 1/4" gingham ribbon