Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

It is time to welcome in 2015!  Happy New Year!  This is a card I made with a digital set from Pickled Potpourri called Firecrackers.  The sentiment is from Red Rubber Designs called Contemporary Greetings, and the background paper is digital paper, Tropical Flowers, from Pickled Potpourri

Firecrackers digi stamp by Pickled Potpourri
Contemporary Greetings by Red Rubber Designs
Tropical Flowers digi paper by Pickled Potpourri
Scarlet 12x12 cardstock
Bazzill Yellow cardstock
White cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Copic markers - Y35, Y38, R29
Sizzix Framlets Die set - Circles Zig Zag
Coluzzle Circle Cutter
Yellow Ribbon
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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Here is wishing you a very Merry Christmas as I am praying for "peace on earth" which only our Savior can bring.   What a blessed gift we have been given at we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas.  This  stamp set is called Blessed Christmas Cling Mount Rubber Stamp Set by Red Rubber Designs. 
Supplies used:
Christmas Paper Collection 2013 by ODBD
Red Bazzill Cardstock
Cream Cardstock by PTI
Copic markers - R46, C1, C3, YG93, YG97
Tombow Tan marker
Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad
Color Box Die inkpad - chocolate
Spellbinders Labels 14 Nestabilities dies

Blessed Christmas Cling Mount Rubber Stamps
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas Anything Goes
Moo Mania and More - Christmas
Stampavia and More - Christmas
Cards and More - It's All About Christmas


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Candle by Pickled Potpourri

Christmas Candle is a nice collage image from Pickled Potpourri.  It almost makes a complete card on its own.  I colored by image with Copic markers (R24, R59, Y38, YR04, Y26, Y28, YG63, YG67) and then used chalks for the background.  On the flame I used Yellow Wink of Stella to make it glisten.   Crystal Effects were applied to the dripping part of the candle.  The background patterned paper is from my stash of paper, and I used Bazzill Ivy cardstock to mat it.  A rick rack ribbon trim across top and bottom was added also.

 Christmas Candle
 Christmas Candle
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Merry Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas
Inchy Winchy Designs - Anything Christmas
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Beehive by Pickled Potpourri

Beehive by Pickled Potpourri makes a happy card for almost any occasion. The background of my card is an embossing folder by Darice called Bees Buzzing.  I chalked over it to make the bees visible.  The beehive image is printed on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  Then I cut it with Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals Nestabilities and mounted it on yellow cardstock.  Buttons with floss were added for accent. 

Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anythinig Goes

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Snowman Tags by Pickled Potpourri

More Christmas ideas this week with Snowman Tags from Pickled Potpourri.  I've made a card and a tag, colored them with Copic markers and mounted them on green cardstock.  The background of the card is a snowflake embossing folder, and I used White Liquid Applique on the snow.  Stickles were used on the snowflakes to make them sparkle.  I tied a ribbon and bow under the main image. 
On the tag I added hardware from Lilly Anna by Red Rubber Designs and ribbon.
Snowman Tags
Fitztown Challenge - Use Red & Green and digi
MarkerPop Challenge - Winter/Christmas
My Creative Moments- Winter/Christmas 
Without Words - Holiday cards
Classy Cards 'n Such - Christmas Tags
Come and Get It - Snow People

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Facebook friends and blog post friends.  This is a card made with a rubber stamp set called Every Leaf from Red Rubber Designs.  I love the fall leaves which are just now turning colors in Texas.  They are so beautiful.  God's blessings are so many, and I am thankful.  The sentiment on the card is from Blessings by Our Daily Bread Designs.

This card is from Little Miss Muffet, and must be a retired set now.  It is called Bandit Boy Gavin at Thanksgiving and Agent Bubblegum at Thanksgiving.  It reminds me of our heritage and why our nation is thankful for freedom and blessings in America.  The sentiment is from Sophisticated Sentiments from Red Rubber Designs.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Reindeer Tags by Pickled Potpourri

Time for another Christmas idea.  These are Reindeer Tags by Pickled Potpourri.  Aren't they cute?  I made a card and gift tag using this digital set.  The images are colored with Copic Markers.  The background paper is from my scraps drawer.  I added stickles on the snowflakes and bells around the deer collars, red pom pom balls for the noses, a brad from the Cha Cha hardware collection from Red Rubber designs, and a couple of ribbons for the tag.  Easy!

Reindeer Tags

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Have a Merry Christmas!
Clear it out - Stash-Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas Tags
Card Mania - Use a Digi
Love to Create - Make it Christmas

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Collage by Pickled Potpourri

 Christmas Collage is a digi image by Pickled Potpourri.  It makes a lovely Christmas card.  For my card, I printed the image twice on XPress Copic cardstock, colored it with Copic markers (YG07, R35, B28, YR04, BV00, Y15, BG53, G46, G43, B000) sponged Color Box Chalk ink (Bisque) in the background.  I used a Gold Wink of Stella pen around the rim of the stain glass window and then a Gold Leafing pen around the blue matting behind the image and around the edge of the card.  The stained glass window is cut out and popped up over the base image..I cut out the blue matting with a deckle edge trimmer.

This second view shows the shiny gold around the edges.

 Christmas Collage

Christmas Card Crew - Christmas Joy
My Besties - Anything Goes and Christmas
Squigglefly - Make a Christmas Card

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sunshine in My Garden by Pickled Potpourri

Sunshine in My Garden by Pickled Potpourri features a watering can with a sunflower in it.  It is a great image for fall with the sweet sentiment, "Wishing you a sunny day!".  For my card I printed the image on XPress Copic cardstock, colored it with Copic markers (BG13, BG18, B0000, YG23, YG25, YG17, YG93, YG97, Y00, Y01, YR12, YR15, YR14, YR16, E13, E15, E18, C5), and then cut out with a Spellbinders die.  I added yellow cardstock to back the image and sentiment, and also a yellow bow.

Sunshine In My Garden
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cup of Love by Pickled Potpourri

Here is a second card made with Pickled Potpourri's Cup of Love.  In my last post I showed you a card using the kitten.  This little puppy is my favorite.  I made my card with Kirby Teesdale patterned paper by Paper Studio.  The image is printed on XPress Copic cardstock, cut with Spellbinders Big Scalloped Oval Lg die, and colored with Copic markers (BG000, BG01, RV63, RV66, R000, E11, C1, C5)  I backed the image and sentiment with rose colored cardstock and used Crystal Stickles on the collar and parts of the cup.

Cup of Love
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Animals
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Cup of Love by Pickled Potpourri

Cup of Love by Pickled Potpourri is such a sweet digital set.  It has a puppy and a kitten to place in the tea cup.  The sentiment comes with the set.  I used Summer by American Crafts for my background patterned paper.  The image is printed on Copic XPress it cardstock and cut out with Spellbinders Labels 10.  I used Copic markers to color the image (YR12, YR15, YR31, R21, BG000, BG01, BG05, Y13, Y15, Y17, C1, C5).  I added a blue bow and Crystal Stickles.

Cup of Love
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Animals
Inspiration Designation - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #142 - Pumpkin Patch

I made this paper-pieced card for the Red Rubber Inspirational this week called Pumpkin Patch.  I've used a stamp set from Red Rubber Designs, Happy Harvest.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and also on scraps of patterned paper.  Then I cut out the pieces and glued them on top the image.  The scarecrow's face and the grass were colored with Copic markers, but all the remaining elements are paper-pieced.  The background sky is made with blue ink, a sponge, and cloud template.  This was a fun fall card.  

Now I will give this card in a fall mingle swap with my local stamp group.  The theme for the swap is paper piecing.

Do you have pumpkin stamps?  Come join the Red Rubber Inspirational challenge this week.  It is fun.
Red Rubber Inspirational #142 - Pumpkin Patch
Cute as a Button - Halloween/Harvest
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Fall/Autumn colors

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sweet Autumn by Pickled Potpourri

This is Sweet Autumn by Pickled Potpourri.  It is a scene that depicts the season with leaves blowing in the breeze and a pumpkin carved ready for Halloween.  It could make a birthday card or thinking of you card.  This was a fun image to color with my Copic markers.  I backed it with some patterned cardstock and added buttons.  The Copics I used are B12, B14, B16, B18, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG93, YG95, YG97, E15, E59, C1, and C5.

Sweet Autumn
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Adorable Animals - #3 by Pickled Potpourri

This is week #3 to show you a card from the Pickled Potpourri digital set called Adorable Animals.  This is Pup.  Since he has a balloon, I made a birthday card and have him floating in the air. I used Hip Hop patterned cardstock by Red Rubber Designs for the background, a Stampin' Up die and paper piecing kit to cut the image, a circle clip, and some Crystal Stickles on the balloon and some of the patterned cardstock.  A cloud template, sponge and Palette Reflection Blue ink made the clouds.

Adorable Animals

Hip-Hop Patterned Cardstock Collection

Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes
Words 2 Scrap By - Paved with Paw Prints
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Adorable Animals - #2 by Pickled Potpourri

Here is my second card to show you from the Pickled Potpourri digital set called Adorable Animals.  This is Lamb!  Isn't it a precious little animal to say "thinking of you" and "you are in my prayers"?  For my card I used background patterned paper from Crate Paper (Farmhouse and Story Teller).  The image is cut out with Spellbinders Labels 8. The sentiment is from Rose Sentiments by Pickled Potpourri.  I colored the lamb with Copic markers (R30, R000, R83, R85, R89, N0, N1, T5, T0, YG93, YG95, YG97).  And lastly I added some pink jewels.

Adorable Animals

Rose Sentiments

Anonymous Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Anything Goes

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Focus on Stamping - Anything Goes by Red Rubber Inspirationals

Today's Red Rubber Inspirational challenge is Anything Goes with a focus on stamping.  I love this sweet stamp called Amelia from Jackson and Amelia Cling Foam stamps by Red Rubber Designs.  I've stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Markers and then cut a circle and matted her with a scallop edge from a Spellbinders die.  The sentiment is computer generated.  It seemed to fit her expression.  The background paper is from my paper stash. Hope you like her too.     

Come join this challenge with some of your favorite stamps.

 Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes

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Friday, September 19, 2014

International "Talk Like a Pirate" Day with Little Miss Muffet

Today is International "Talk Like a Pirate Day", so I am using a Little Miss Muffet stamp called Swings 'n Slides Pirate to join in their Anything Goes Challenge.

I really had fun coloring this little fella with my Copic markers.  The sentiment is from Treasure Seeker by Red Rubber Designs.  The background bandana paper is My Mind's Eye, and I embossed the blue cardstock with a Sizzix Embossing Folder.  The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut into an oval shape with my Coluzzle cutter.  I put a yarn rope around the oval.  

Thanks for looking at my blog. 

Challenge:  Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Adorable Animals - #1 by Pickled Potpourri

For the next few weeks I want to show you some cards made with this whimsical digital image set from Pickled Potpourri.  It is called Adorable Animals.

The first card is made with Duck from this set.  I used background paper from Crate Paper (Farm House).  The image is cut out with Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles and matted on another piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper (Farm House).  The sentiment is from Elegant Greetings by Pickled Potpourri.  I colored the image with Copics (YG93. YG95, YG97, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR12, YR15, YR16).  I added an orange gingham ribbon and bow and some Crystal Stickles on the flowers.

Adorable Animals 

Elegant Greetings
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut
Ike's World - Feathered Friends
Just Inspirational Challenges - Bows
Try Stamping on Tuesday - Yellow, Orange and Brown
Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Path of Positivity Challenge - Determination - with Pickled Potpourri

I made this card for the Path of Positivity Challenge - Determination.  The challenge made me think of this silhouette image from Pickled Potpourri called Fly.  Have you ever wished you could fly?  I have.  There is something about a swing when one is high in the air that seems almost like flying.  So if you are determined to fly, just grab a swing and take off!  

My card uses digital papers from Pickled Potpourri.  The stripped paper is from the Distressed Black and White collection, and the pattern is from the More Distressed Black and White collection.  I cut the image using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and matted it using Classic Scalloped Circles Large with black cardstock.  Rhinestones were added around the circle.
 Fly by Pickled Potpourri

Distressed Black and White
Distressed Black and White
More Distressed B&W
Distressed Black and White

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

You've Got Mail! by Pickled Potpourri

What a nice "thinking of you" card can be made with You've Got Mail by Pickled Potpourri.  My image is colored with Copic Markers (B21, B24, B26, G24, G28, E33, E35, E37, W1, W4, W5, E84, E39, R14, R17, C1, C3, Y000, Y48)  It is cut with a Spellbinders Labels 8 die and matted with blue cardstock.  The background paper is from Inspirations by Memory Block.  Three blue jewels were places in the upper left corner of the image.

You've Got Mail

 You've Got Mail 

Challenges entered:
Crafts Galore - Make a Card
Copic Spain - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunflower Mini Gram by Pickled Potpourri

Sunflower Mini Gram by Pickled Potpourri is a collage image that has a blank space to add a sentiment.  I added a Thank You from Rose Sentiments by Pickled Potpourri.  My card uses a background pattern from Authentique and one from Catelynne by Red Rubber Designs and one piece of yellow cardstock.  The image is matted on Saguaro by Bazzill.  Three sticker jewels were placed in the upper right corner.  The image is colored with Copic Markers ( YG93, YG95, YG97, BG99, Y35, Y38, E57, E74, E79, T5)

Sunflower Mini GramRose Sentiments
                                    Sunflower Mini Gram             Rose Sentiments

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #134 - Just Wing It

Drea is leading the Red Rubber Inspirational Challenge this week - Just Wing It.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets, called Flutter By from Red Rubber Designs.  Today I'm trying a new technique introduced by Maile Belles, a design team member from PaperTrey Ink.  
It is called Cutout Panels.  You can see her tutorial here.

For my card I stamped the images on XPress It blending cardstock for Copics using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with  Copic markers ( YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18, YG95, YG97, Y06, E09, E39).  Then I used a sponge and cloud template with Palette Reflection Blue ink to make the cloud background.  Next I cut out the panel, as detailed in Maile's tutorial and trimmed around the butterfly.  I used a strip of burnt orange Bazzill cardstock and embossed it with a Sizzix flower embossing folder to go behind the cutout panel.  Then the front card is popped up on top with dimensional tape.  

Wouldn't you like to enter this challenge using some stamps with wings?  Come join in.

Flutter By Rubber Stamp Set

Challenge entered:

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