Thursday, March 26, 2015

NEW Release By DIEzyne Dies

It's finally here!  The second release from By DIEzyne Dies.  We are celebrating this weekend on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group and C.C. Designs Facebook Group.
We are kicking everything off with a really big blog hop!
We have the C.C. Designs DT here today to share their creativity with the new By DIEzyne Dies. You can find By DIEzyne Dies by clicking HERE

I created a shaker card (because I have tons of sequins and you probably do too). The image is C.C. Designs Sugarplums Rainy Day Emma. She is colored with Copic Markers and accented with Wink of Stella Clear pen. Emma is popped up with dimensional foam dots inside the shaker to add more interest.

Skin: E00/E11/BV00
Hair: Y13/Y26/Y28
Outfit: G00/G03/G03/R27/R39/RV69
Boots: R27/R39/RV69
Umbrella: R20/R22/R27

 The By DIEzyne Dies used are the Side Step Card and the NEW Stitched/Pierced Rounded Brackets and Dotted Wings and Puffy Things. I layered the clouds with pattern paper and white cs. The dies included in with the Side Step Card is what I used to help create the frame for the shaker. I chose to use the individual butterflies in the Dotted Wings set. I used the larger of the bracket dies to frame the image and the two smallest brackets for the sentiment.

What is a blog hop without prizes?!?!
Of course we have prizes.  We are going to play a game.
Here is how you play:
1.  Visit each blog along the way.
2.  Leave a comment.
3.  Become a follower of each persons blog.
4.  Each person will have 1 or more letters posted.  Collect all those letters to unscramble the word.
5.  The last person on the hop is Rhea, the creator of By DIEzyne Dies.  Leave your answer in a comment on her blog.  Make sure you also follow her blog.
To qualify all steps need to be followed.
Two lucky winners will receive 1 By DIEzyne Die Set and 1 stamp from C.C. Designs.

MY LETTER IS - U's the blog hop game.  But, there are more chances to win over the weekend on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and C.C. Designs Fan Page - Facebook Groups.
Make sure to come join the party!
Passionate Paper Creations and Friends > Click HERE
C.C. Designs Fan Page > Click HERE
Special guest hopping with the team...
Your last stop on the Hop....This is where you leave your answer :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Live Every Moment

Good Morning, time for a new challenge up over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog. "Anything Goes" is the theme for the challenge BUT make sure you use a STAMP/IMAGE carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store in order to qualify.

Here is my card using Pion Designs - Shoreline Treasures 6x6 Papers. This particular collection has a vintage, beachy/nautical theme, with soft blues and creams. I wanted to create a very serene card. The edges of the papers are distressed with the Tim Holtz Distresser. My main focus of my card is the girl image. To frame the swimmer, I used By DIEzyne - Stitched Circles

The sentiment "live every moment, love everyday, love beyond words" is from Mama Elephant - Everyday Greetings. I added an extra fishtail banner to incorporate more of the lovely designer paper. The base of the card is corrugated cardboard. I added some flowers, flat back pearls and seam binding. Behind the image, I added a piece of burlap trim. 

Thanks for stopping by! Come join us over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog! Enter to win!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Pion Designs - Shoreline Treasures 6x6
Mama Elephant- Everyday Greetings
By DIEzyne Dies - Stitched Circles
Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink

Saturday, March 21, 2015

I Thank My Lucky Stars

Good Morning! Here's for a quickie card using the Mama Elephant Shooting Star stamp set and the Shooting Star coordinating dies. This card measures 4x4. The image is colored with Copic Markers. I did a wash of color using Copics B0000/B00. The little stars are from the stamp set, they are accented with Wink of Stella Clear. The little hillside was created with Mama Elephant Landscape Trios dies and popped up with foam adhesive.

I hope you are able to take some time today to get crafty!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Mama Elephant- Shooting Star
Neenah Classic Crest- Solar White 80lb CS
Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink
Wink of Stella - Clear Pen

Skin: E00/E11
Hair: Y13/YR23/YR21
Dress: BG23/BG49
Teddy Bear: E31/E13
Bow/Purse/Shoes: R27/R39/RV69
Stars: Y13
Background: B0000/B00

Enjoy the Small Moments

Today and tomorrow over on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group we are having some fun with That Craft Place, Ldt. The group is going to be hopping with loads of inspiration, Coloring Contest where three lucky winners will receive images from That Craft Place...and not just one image, but multiple images! Oh and get this!  There is a sweet little discount to the entire collection of images just for PPC Friends!!!!!!  How Cool Is That!!!!!! but that's all I'm going to tell'll have to jump over and become a member of our fun, inspirational and educational coloring group.  

Just Click Here

Now, here is a little card I made for the weekend.

I used the image Sugar Rembrance from the Sugar and Spice Collection. I had so much fun coloring her, not your typical character image for myself but I love how she turned out. She's colored with Copic Markers and I did some accenting with the Wink of Stella Clear pen. For the background I did a wash of Distress Ink in Pumice Stone then I added some details with W1/W3/W5 Copics.

For the base of the card, I used the Side Step Card by By DIEzynes Dies. Also used the Stitched Circles for the image, love that extra detail with the stitching around the border.

So there's my card for you. I hope you come and join our group! There are fabulous prizes for this weekend. Not only that, you learn so much from all the other members in regards to coloring. Have a beautiful weekend, and See You There!

Kaiser Craft - Rustic Harmony Collection
IAR Flowers
Flat Back Pearls
Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Uniball Signo Broad - White Gel Pen

Hair: E71/E74/E79
Skin: E00/E11/BV00
Outfit: W1/W3/W5
Flowers: Y13/R20/R22/R27
Background: W1/W3/W5
Hill: YG93/YG95/YG97

Monday, March 16, 2015

Adore You

Happy Monday, today I'm sharing a card that I created for the I Am Roses Challenge Blog.  The digi image is from Some Odd Girl - Ribbons. She is colored with my Copic Markers. I'm in love with my red hair color combo, so you'll probably see this again on another image. I used my white gel pen to add some details to the flower and ribbon.

To recreate the flower on the image, I used the R43 in a creamy pink, colored the center with my Copic Markers, as well as adding the white dots with a white gel pen. For a filler in my floral arrangement, I used the ST01-403 Yellow Foam Head Stamens. I had these beautiful T25 Pink/Yellow Semi Open Rose Buds in my stash and it fit well with my coral color scheme.

I used a sentiment "Adore You" and embossed it in gold embossing powder. To finish the card, I used some flat back pearls at the top right corner. She is a beauty! 

Thanks for stopping by and come join our challenge at the I Am Roses Challenge Blog!

I Am Roses Flowers:
R19-15 1" White Mulberry Small Paper Flowers
R43-00 2" Mixed Pink Color Paper Roses
ST1-403 Yellow Foam Head Stamen
T25-526 Yellow Pink Puffy Semi Open Rose Buds

Other Supplies:
Some Odd Girl Digi - Ribbons
Kaiser Craft - Rustic Harmony Collection
BoBunny - Coral Double Dot
Simon Says Stamp - On Edge
Gold Embossing Powder
MFT Die-namics - Dainty Doily Die
Flat Back Pearls
Uniball Signo Broad - White Gel Pen

Hair: R08/R39 RV69
Skin: E00/E11/BV00
Leaves/Dress: G03/G05/G17
Flower: Y11/Y17/YR23 & R20/R22/R27
Ribbon: R20/R22/R27

Friday, March 13, 2015

Good Luck

Hey everyone, Happy Friday! I colored this cutie, Digi Good Luck Anya from The Greeting Farm, at a crop this past weekend. She is colored with Copic Markers, as always. St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and she is perfect! I used Wink of Stella Clear on her vest and also on the four leaf clovers.

The designer paper of choice is from Simple Stories - Good Day Sunshine, which I used on my previous card. I have all these 6x6 paper pads and I'm really trying to get the most out of them by actually using the pad for more than one project LOL. 

I don't have the time right now, but I would love to do a Copic coloring video on her, so cross your fingers xx. So that's my card for you today, hope you all have a crafty weekend! Thanks for stopping by and come back again!

TGF Digi - Good Luck Anya
Green Twine
Uniball Signo Broad - White Gel Pen

Hair: R08/R39 RV69
Skin: E00/E11/BV00
Dress: YR21/YR23/Y11/YG03/G14/G17
Four Leaf Clover: YG03/G14/G17
Glasses/Heart: R27/R39/RV69
Hat: C5/C7/C9/Y11/YR23

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Good Day Sunshine

Happy Wednesday! Welcome to a new challenge today up over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog (Anything Goes with an Optional Twist "Use Green"). Today's image is from Whimsy Stamps - Sally Hangs Her Heart on a String. She is colored with Copic Markers and accented with Wink of Stella in Clear. I also used a white gel pen to color in the freckles and the white polka dots on her outfit. The image was trimmed with an oval die and I lightly traced the outside with my red Copic Marker. It is popped up with dimensional foam dots and placed on the left corner so I wouldn't cover the wording on the paper.

The paper is from Simple Stories - Good Day Sunshine. I guess you would consider this a CAS card. Other than some red twine and heart punch outs, those were the only embellishments I used on this card. 

There is still one more image from this collection that I plan on using, so stay tuned for that. Thanks for stopping by! Come join us over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Wink of Stella - Clear

Hair: Y11/YR23
Skin: E00/E11/BV00
Eyes: YG03/YG63
Dress: R27/R39/RV69
Sweater: YG03/YG63/B00/B14
Glasses/Heart: R27/R39/RV69
Shadow: W1

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Happy Saturday! Is anyone up and crafting today? I created a simple card using the MFT Die-namics Proof Positive and Mama Elephant Happy Script Creative Cuts die.

No coloring for my today but I did go a bit Die crazy. I popped up the Proof Positive die cut on dimensional foam dots. I didn't have gold foil paper, so I heat embossed gold embossing powder on some white cs, then I cut the paper using the Happy Script die. I needed leaves for my flowers, so I used the Open Leaf Flourish die on white cs. 

So there you have my card for today, I really like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by as always and have a crafty weekend! Come join us over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog!

Supplies from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
MFT Die-namics - Proof Positive
La-La Land Crafts - Open Leaf Flourish Die
Tsukineko - Versamark Ink Pad

Friday, March 6, 2015

Happy Wishes

Good morning! I'm back with another card, it's for the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge over at The Greeting Farm. This week's theme is "Birthday Celebrations". I've been invited as one of the Guests to help celebrate Marie's (the owner) Birthday.

Here I am using Up Up Bean for my card. I bought her a while back and I finally colored her (sounds familiar?). She is colored with Copic Markers and highlighted with Wink of Stella Clear pen for that added shimmer. With a mini heart stamp, I created a pattern on her beanie. The designer papers are from one of my all time favorite paper pads, MME Blush.

For my sentiment, I used Mama Elephant - Happy Script die (happy) and Simon Says Stamps - Celebrate (wishes). The "happy" was cut from white cs and I colored it with Copic Marker G03 to match my color scheme.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Head on over to the TGF Blog for this challenge, there are (2) Prizes up for grabs...$25 Gift Certificate (Winner of the FFF)  and a $15 Gift Certificate (Winner - Leave a BDay Comment for Marie).

Have a beautiful day & weekend!

TGF Up Up Bean
Mama Elephant - Happy Everything
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts - Happy Script
Simon Says Stamp - Celebrate
MFT Die-namics - Oval Dainty Doily Duo
MME - Blush 6x6 Paper Pad
Metal Heart Brad
Uniball Signo Broad - White Gel Pen
Wink of Stella Clear Pen

Hair: E74/E79/E35
Skin: E00/E11/BV00
Outfit: R27/R39/G00/G03
Beanie: R27/R39/RV69
Balloons: G00/G03/R81/R83

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Enjoy the Little Things

Happy Thursday! Just wanted to pop in and share my favorite card thus far for 2015! This little gem is from The Greeting Farm. It was a freebie digi image sent in their newsletter, so if you are not signed up...what are you waiting for? I printed her out and colored her with Copic Markers. I made a shaker card, because that's what you do when you have a sh*tload of sequins LOL.

I added some Glossy Accents on the starfishes adorning her hair. Also I wanted to try this white dot technique that I've seen other artists' colored images. Love love love the look! You best believe that this will happen again. The leaves and background colors are created with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays. I wanted lots of shimmer.

So there is my mermaid shaker card. My all time fave so far, if I didn't mention that already. I love the vibrant blues and purples. Confession, I always wanted to be a mermaid, hehehe.

Thanks for stopping by and I do have another card for you tomorrow! Have a fabulous day!

TGF Freebie Mermaid Digi
MFT Hibiscus Die-namics
MFT Tropical Sensations
LSG Sprays (Backgound) - Delphinium Turquoise/Ocean Breeze Blue/Tainted Love Teal
LSG Sprays (Leaves) - Freaky Franken Lime/Luscious Lime
Sweet Stamp Shop - Enjoy Calligraphy
Metal Embellishments
Cheese Cloth
Uniball Signo Broad - White Gel Pen
Glossy Accents

Hair: BG09/BG23/BG49
Skin: E00/E11/BV00
Starfish/Top: Y11/Y17/Y21
Tail: V09/V12/V15/V17