Thursday, February 24, 2011

For A Special Teacher - Taylored Expressions February Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Welcome new and old friends! Thanks for stopping in and checking out my creation for the blog hop hosted by Taylored Expressions! The creative focus was "Going Green" and we were to create a card using the color green or incorporate a recycled element in our project. I followed this sketch they provided:

Here's the card I came up with:

I wanted to make a card that celebrates all the super wonderful teachers out there and I thought the Teacher Desk Cuppie stamp was perfect for it! My starting point was with the pretty green and blue pattern paper I selected from Cosmo Cricket for the background...don't you think it's pretty? I paper-pieced some that paper for the desk as well.

Then, I used a bunch of my Copic Spica glitter pens and colored all the accessories on the desktop with it. Gotta love all that sparkle! I ran into a little snag trying to find a red pearl to add to Cuppie's head but then I remembered I had some white pearls on my desk and used a dark red Copic to color the surface of the pearl...perfect!

I hope you enjoyed my creation for the hop and have fun checking out the rest!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cupcake Valentine Card

Happy Wednesday! Gosh, this week is going by fast, isn't it? I hope everyone had a fun Valentine's Day...I sure did! My husband and I saw a movie and he gave me a yummy milk chocolate Toblerone's one of my favorites! It's always hard for him to decide what to get me because I never want him to waste money on buying me a card (no way) unless he makes me one. So, chocolates and sweets are the next best thing and I'm a total happy camper!

I pulled this picture out of my archives...I though it was fitting for today's post! I so love this cute heart cupcake stamp from Karen Lockhart. I wanted this card to look like it was the front window of a boutique-y cupcakery so I used a scallop border punch on the top part to make it look like an awning. Look at strip of bling I used on the bottom! I don't think I've ever used that much sparkle on a card...I LOVE IT! I also love that the card is pink and brown, my two favorite color combos.

It's supposed to rain the rest of the week in my area, which I don't mind so much. More time to craft I always say!

Have a great rest of the week and thanks for stopping in!

Stamps: Cupcake (Karen Lockhart), Sentiment (Savvy)
Ink: Memento (Tsukineko), Fluid Chalk (Clearsnap)
Cardstock: Pink Shimmer (A Muse), Dotted Swiss (Bazzill), Cream 
Accessories: Polka Dot Sheer, Twinkle Stickers (A Muse), Scallop border punches (SU!), Scallop Heart Punches (Marvy), Copic markers

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Poppy Stamps Valentine's Day Card

Happy Sunday! I can't believe tomorrow is Valentine's Day already...wh-AT?! What are you doing to celebrate tomorrow? Or have you celebrated already over the weekend!

I made this card for my friend Stephanie last year. I think it turned sooo sweet, don't ya think?   Valentine's Day is my second most favorite holiday of the year (Christmas being first) because I LOVE hearts, red and pink!

How about that cute image in the heart center? Isn't she adorable? Her name is Peggy Polka Dot from Poppy Stamps. I colored her in with my Copic markers. I used a tiny heart stamp from A Muse and randomly stamped it in red and pink chalk ink for the background.

To make the grass on the inside of the card, I took two shades of green (dark and light) Copic Sketch markers and "flicked" blades of grass using the brush tip end. The tree stamp is by Memory Box. It is a two-part stamp where the tree part is one stamp and on the end of wood block, is a teeny tiny stamp of there tiny hearts for the leaves...I absolutely adore it! You can kinda go crazy repeatedly stamping heart leaves all over the branches like I did! 

For added interest, I stamped a trail of leaves on the part of the card where I wrote a message.

Hope you enjoyed this card and have a super duper day!

Stamps: Peggy Polka Dot, Heart Tree (Memory Box), Sentiment (Savvy)
Cardstock: Kraft card base (PTI), Gingham and Polka Dot (A Muse), White (Neenah Solar White)
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk
Accessories: Twinkle Stickers (A Muse), Ribbon (SU!), Heart border punch (Martha Stewart)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Beanie Anya Winter Thank You Card

Hello...yes I am still here! This has been the longest time ever from posting something! I can't believe we are in the month of February already! We sure are zipping right along in the new year, aren't we?

Last Friday, I went to my friend Tiffani's house for an evening of fun, crafts and chatter! My other friend Karen, who apparently reads my blog, gave me a hard time for not keeping up with my blog...hee! So, I thought I better stop in and post something before I suffer anymore wrath!

Without further ado, what do you think of this thank you card I made for my crafty friend, Wanda G.?

I totally love how this card came together! The image is a fairly new one called Beanie Anya from The Greeting Farm. I was itching to use Dave Brethauer's new pattern paper from Memory Box so I decided to paper-piece Anya's hat and outfit with all that yummy paper! I used skin-toned Copic markers for the face and yellows and browns for the hair. 

The woodgrain card base, twinkle gems, and sentiment are by A Muse. The snowflakes are made using a Martha Stewart punch and I popped them up with some foam tape for dimension.

Well, I hope this card will tie you over until my next post! I have been such a busy bee ever since the holidays hit last December! I've finally had a chance to get some coloring in so I'll be back again soon...pinky swear!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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