Friday, April 29, 2011

Finally Friday - Chicks with an Attitude with Christine Pennington

Finally Friday for Chicks with an Attitude. I do believe that my
chick card has an "attitude"!    Rather sassy, I would say!  
This is the stamp set, T3353 Tail Feathers.

The image is stamped on Premium White cardstock and layered on
Emma SWIC collection and cardstock using
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 9.  I colored with Copic markers.

To finish it off I added the sassy saying and some red buttons with Yellow Scrapper's Floss.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tune in Tuesday - Black and White (with a touch of color) with Holly Mays

It is Tuesday again, and I am glad you have tuned in for our Black & White day.
For my card I used TAC's stamp T2667 Cars and a piece of the
free download black & white printed paper. For the touch of color
I used red cardstock from the Miss Moxie SWIC cardstock collection,
and of course Premium White cardstock to stamp the car. 

My card is embellished with some lines using the Scor-Bug, a black button with
Red Scrappers Floss, and a printed birthday ribbon.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

DDH4 Challenge - Paper Piecing - Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of our DDH Challenge Paper Piecing. 

My card this week is DDH stamp set called Country Jar.  I paper pieced the jar
lid and ribbon on the lid with Miss Moxie SWIC cardstock from The Angel
Company.  The background cardstock on the card is also Miss Moxie. 

The stamp is placed on yellow cardstock from the Miss Moxie cardstock collection,
cut from the Spellbinders Labels Five Nestabilities.  The jar of chocolates is colored
with Copics E13, E15, E47, N0, N1, N4.  The saying is a SU set called Oh So Sweet.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Golden Egg Cardmakers' Challenge with Kerry Urbatch

An Easter challenge - how fun is that!
For the Golden Egg Cardmakers' Challenge we had to include the following
items on our cards: glitter, 3 layers, 3 colors, ribbon/scrappers floss and flowers.

I used Coluzzle oval cutters to make an egg card from the golden Miss Moxie cardstock
Then I layered over the base card some of the printed Miss Moxie SWIC papers
The lamb and egg image from R2041 Hoppity Skippity is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Premium White cardstock and colored with Copic markers. 

For the required embellishments I added a bow, a flower from Bitty Blossoms, and Stickles Glitter glue in purple and orange and green.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tune in Tuesday - Kraft Cards with Heather Scott

Tune in Tuesday - Kraft Cards

A piece of TAC's free download paper Robin seemed perfect for my Kraft card with
T2700 Good Timber. I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on
Premium White cardstock and layered it on the Kraft base card.
I added eyelets from the Hemingway hardware collection.

It doesn't show much but I colored lightly with
Copics YG93 and E55 on the trees and grass.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

DDH4 Challenge - Paper Piecing - Week 1

The Digi Design Challenge for this week is Paper Piecing.  This is a little more tricky with digital images than with rubber stamps because the printed or colored paper to be used for paper piecing has to be run through the printer so that the image can be printed on it.  Then it can be cut out and pieced on to the main printed image.

I chose the DDH stamp Quilt for my project.  It had so many different colored pieces that I ended up printing several times to get all the pieces covered.  But I am pleased with the outcome

I used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder to make the background piece and then found a ribbon that had a similar swirl in it to tie around the cardstock piece.  The cardstock is Bazzill.  There was no coloring on this card since it is all  paper-pieced.

Be sure to check out all the DDH Dream Team Designer's blogs and see their creations. 
You can find them all listed at the DDH blog, so be sure to go there and you can also link your
paper piecing card to the blog for a chance to win a free DDH stamp set of
your choice.  And if you use a DDH image on your card, your name will
be entered twice in the drawing for a free stamp set. 

All the submissions would love to have you visit their blogs and leave
some love and comments for them there.  We do hope you will
play along and join the fun. 

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Finally Friday (Easter Favors and/or Treat Holders) with Michelle McDaniel

What fun to make special treat favors for Easter! Today we are showcasing our stamp creations designed to hold those sweet Easter goodies.  Michelle McDaniel is leading this challenge on the Savvy Projects blog, so be sure to see what she has shown us.

I created an Easter basket from a 6"x6" square of Emma SWIC printed paper.

Here is a tutorial for construction this little basket.  (This same pattern works for the Easter Basket Bonanza basket I did last Friday on the blog hop, except in that one I used a 12x12 piece of cardstock, and therefore the basket was larger).

Score a 6x6" piece of double-sided cardstock (I used Emma) every 2" in both directions.

Cut into the center on two sides of the middle panel on each side, as pictured.

Make a pointed tip of the middle section that was cut.

Then cut the side panels into three strips each, stopping at the center.  I did not measure but just estimated a third of the section when I cut.

Now you are ready to fold the strips to meet in the center, using Scor-tape or a strong adhesive.  Leave the pointed center on the outside to glue last.

Add a 1/2 or 3/4" by 7" handle to each side of the basket with brads, and fill it with grass and candy.  I also added a stamped image on the front from T3304 Easter Bunny and a saying from R2041 Hoppity Skippity. I punched them out with an Oval Punch and matted them on a piece of cardstock punch from the Scallopped Oval Circle.

I can't wait to see what treat holder you link to show what you do with Easter favors.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tune in Tuesday - Bright Cards with Debra Miller

Tune in Tuesday - Bright Cards today!

Miss Moxie SWIC is one of TAC's brightest paper collections,
so I chose it for my paper-piecing bright card. The stamp set is
Savor the Sweetness. Since it was a completely open image,
it was perfect for paper piecing. I colored the face and flower
with Copic markers.

Other supplies:  Miss Moxie cardstock, Premium White cardstock,
 Memento Tuxedo Black ink, ribbon, Corner Chomper, Stickles Yellow Glitter glue.

Link your bright card and join in the fun!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

DDH3 Challenge - Stitches -Week 2

Welcome to my blog again.  This week Digi Design House continues the challenge called Stitches for the second week .  Have you linked your stitches card yet to the blog?  There is still time, but hurry.  You don't want to miss the opportunity to win a DDH stamp set!

Here is my card made with mock stitches using a paper piercer and White Gel Pen.
I have used an excited little pig from the Digi Design House stamp set called S.W.A.K.  The saying is from Thinking of You from The Angel Company.  My paper collection choice was Maggie Soar With it Collection by TAC and cardstock from the Angelee SWIC and Mia's Cottage SWIC.  The pig image is printed on White Caboodle cardstock and colored with Copic markers R00, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG11, YG13,  YG17.

The last thing I did on the card was add a deep rose button and Green Scrapper's Floss.  The image is popped up off the card for dimension.

Thanks for looking at my blog post.  Now it is your turn.  You have until 6 PM (CST) on Sunday, April 17th  to upload and join in the fun!  I wish you luck in being our
winner of a free digi stamp set.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Bunny Hop Blog Hop

Everyone loves bunnies, and ours are hopping today in the Bunny Blog Hop!  My card is a pop-up card using the bunny from Digi Design House's S.W.A.K stamp set

My paper choice is More Mimi Soar With it Collection from The Angel Company.  It is so springy and fresh.  The tag on the front of the card is also from the More Mimi collection.  I added Bitty Blossoms and ribbon and gemstone for accessories. Decorative scissors were used for the wavy edge.  The saying on the tag and also inside the card are from TAC's Hoppity Skippity stamp set.  The ink color is Palette Ink Claret.

Front of card

Inside the card I poped up three bunnies with varying degrees of pop-out and colored them with Copic markers R01, R81, R83, YG11, YG13, YG17. The saying is stamped with
Memento Rich Cocoa.  The sprigs behind the bunnies are from TAC's Sprigs stamp set, and they are stamped in Palette Jardin Moss ink.

Inside of card

Here is another view so that you can see the pop up cut on the card.

Two mystery Design Team members will be giving away A Day at the Beach from Digi Design House to a random commenter on their blog post. You have until 6:00PM CST on Sunday, May 15 to comment. At 6:01PM, the number of comments will be tallied, and the random number generator will do its magic to pick the winner. You don't know which team members have the candy, so make sure you comment on EACH stop in the hop. Additionally, all of the names of our faithful (those of you who comment on EVERY stop on the hop) will be put in a hat to draw an additional set! Oh yes, we are giving away THREE FREE STAMP SETS!

Be sure to start at the DDH blog and follow all the designers' blogs
to see their Bunny Hop cards. 

Here is the list:
* Christine Pennington -
* Debra Miller -
* Dee Pritschet -
* Hannah Clark -
* Mandi-Lee Klinger (Guest Designer) -
* Michelle Single (Coordinator) -
* Nancy Kirk (Guest Designer) -
* Paula-Kay Bourland -      (You are here....go next to Stephanie's)
* Stephanie Serrano -
* Teresa Jenkins -
* Tracy Jackson -
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Easter Basket Bonanza Blog Hop

Welcome to April's blog hop, Easter Basket Bonanza!
My basket is made from one 12x12 piece of Maggie SWIC cardstock.  The tutorial to make this basket will be seen next Friday with a small favor basket I made from a 6x6 piece of cardstock.  It looks the same but is small enough for candies.  This one is perfect for Easter eggs, and I plan to use it as a table centerpiece.

The bunny is from T2719 I Love Easter, cut from a Spellbinder's Labels Nine Nestabilities.  I colored it with Copic markers and attached the two cardstock handles with brads.  Maggie ribbon is used on the handles and tied into bows on one handle.

Next I created a basket card for the Easter Basket Bonanza Blog Hop. 

My basket is drawn free hand on a folded piece of Cha Cha cardstock. I used the Scor-Bug to make basket lines on the cardstock. Then I added eggs and a bunny from T3304 Easter Bunny.

The sayings are from R2041 Hoppity Skippity.


Other supplies:  Premium White cardstock, Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, orange ribbon, and Stickles Crystal Glitter glue.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tune in Tuesday - Pastel Cards

April brings us more Tune in Tuesday featured cards.  Today it is Pastel Cards with Rita Kegg.  You can see her pastel card at the Savvy Projects blog

My stamp choice is T3254 Wonder and Joy and a saying from

The pastel cardstock is from Angelee and Reese SWIC cardstock collections.  The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Premium white cardstock.  I colored with Copics E000, e01, E00, V00, V01, V91, V04, R21, E31, E33, YR24, BG10, BG72.

The flowers and ribbon were white and I colored them with matching Copic colors.  The background cardstock is embossed with a Sizzix Embossing folder.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

DDH3 Challenge - Stitches

Today DDH is doing a Challenge called Stitches.  Be sure to see the designers' cards using real or mock stitches.  Check back next week to see my stitches card. 

Today I am doing something different.  Have you ever seen a sadder face than Cuddle Pug by Digi Design House?  He makes the perfect image to do a get well card or "I'm sorry" card. 

Here is what I did with this precious little pup.

The paper and cardstock are from TAC's Amelia Soar With it Collection, as is the ribbon and Antique Copper eyelets.  I used White Caboodle Cardstock and colored with Copic markers, E71, E74, E77, W1, and W3.  The saying is from TAC's Savvy Sayings, stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Finally Friday (The Joy of Easter) with Springtime Garden stamps

Finally it is Friday, and this is Easter month, so our focus is the Joy of Easter today.  Be sure to see Angela Kelley's really cute Easter creations on Savvy Projects blog.

For my card, I close to make an Easter card with the stamp set, T3231 Springtime Garden.  This card design was inspired by one of Heather Scott's swap cards several months ago.  I hope she sees it!

I used Bazzill African Daisy yellow cardstock and a piece of Tutti Frutti Classic SWIC collection cardstock.  The pink cardstock is from the Lilly Anna cardstock.

I colored the image with Copic markers and put a doilie behind the popped-up image, and then added the happy Easter saying from R2041 Hoppity Skippity.  I used the Scor-Bug to make some design lines down the side.

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