Saturday, August 31, 2013

Little Darling Rubberstamps-GDT post

It is Olivia and I am back again for my second August GDT post over at Little Darlings Rubberstamps .
Today I decided to chose the adorable stamp, Butterfly Baby, which is one of the newest stamp release images coming. This is meant to be a baby boy card for a cousin of mine having her second son though I think I keep it not too girly (I hope lol). I colored the image with my Copics and also used my Twin Touch Markers (I recently acquired a few to try and really like them). I had to add some sparkle with some stickles. The paper is from Authentique paper pad and the pearls are from my stash.
Coloring Recipe:
Skin: Twin Touch-131,29,27
Hair: Twin Touch-104,102,97,95
Blues: Copics B18,14,12
Greys: Copics C1,3,5
Have a great crafty day everyone and I will be back soon.
Crafty Hugz,

Friday, August 30, 2013

Totally Papercrafts-Decoupage Challenge

Welcome to another great challenge over at Totally Papercrafts.
Now, on to this week's challenge my lovely DT member has chosen
I have to admit I do not decoupage alot so this was definitely a challenge to me. I decided to alter a candle jar I had. I used some scraps of paper from my MME paper stack, wood veneer butterflies and bling from my stash. The focal image is from Little Darlings Rubber stamp-Saturated Canary line called Free Hugs. Also got to use my lace/ribbon stash as well.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Favorite Colors

Welcome to another weekly challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps.
This week's challenge is:
Use Your Favorite Color Combination
I decided to go with my favorite combo of Red/Black and White. I used the adorable image from MFT PI collection called Cause for Celebration. I then used one of my favorite paper pads-Lovely by Authentique and the MFT Blueprints 3 Set. I also colored the image with my Copics.
I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes

Monday, August 26, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Monday Morning Inspiration

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope it is turning out to be a good one for you. It is my turn to showcase for Loves Rubberstamps.

I am switching it up a bit here because I am falling so behind in my scrapbooking with all my card making so I was super excited to see all the 12x12 paper and papers sets added to Loves Rubberstamps.  So no coloring from me today!

Today I am showcasing one of my favorites from Echo Park called-Beautiful Life. I have to admit I am not one of the super fancy scrapbookers but I do love trying to preserve as many of those moments as I can. This set comes with the great borders, sentiments and stickers which I used. I love the sketches over at Let's Scrap group and this is one of them since I really have no imagination to come up with my own layout setups.

Even though it is a bit on the bright side for a winter theme (this is last year big snow fall) I think it works perefectly for my girls.

Have a great day and see you back tomorrow for our newest challenge.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge

This week's challenge for Loves Rubberstamps is:
Round or Square Cards


Here is another company I am super excited to see has been added to the shop, TIDDLY INKS! This stamp set is Sweets for My Sweet. Isn't she the cutest!!  Now this paper is from my stash so not sure where I got it. Added some liquid pearls to the pop and then used my Circut/Cuttlebug to do the circle card. Colored the image with my Copics and here is the finished piece.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Monday Inspirational Post

It is another lovely Monday morning here in Jersey.  We are off to the beach soon for the day...trying to soak in the last few weeks of summer we have. With it being Monday, it is time for my Monday Morning Inspiration for Loves Rubberstamps.

Have you stopped by the store and see all the new items added. Well I was beyond excited when Some Odd Girl was added to the store since I LOVEEE them and now have another reason to ink it up to play with them.

Today I am showcasing  Some Odd Girl-Thank You Mae

I used the Bo Bunny Prairie Chic Girl papers and colored the image with my Copics.  My girls are I are sporting a little of a tan this month with our beachy days so decided to give that to our lovely Mae too. My fav tan combo is E23,21,11,R34 (used above). I did paper piece her dress.

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Some Odd Girl-August Sketch
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Color Me Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything But a Birthday Card With a Sentiment
Hiding in My Craft Room-Stitching
Creative Corner-Anything Goes


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade-Photo Inspiration

Welcome to another challenge over at Yumi & Fumi Handmade Challenge.

Now on to Challenge #22!
Our challenge for the next two weeks is this gorgeous cake photo!

Here is my take on the challenge using Fumi with Turtle:
Used some MME paper scraps I ahve with my trusty Cricut for the flower cuts. 
Can not wait to see your submissions. Remember you can know use any stamp and one entry per person.
 I will be entering this sunglass advise piece into the following challenges:

CMC Copic Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice - Colored Project
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps-GDT

It is my first post as a GDT over at Little Darlings RubberstampsToday I decided to chose the lovely stamp, Candy Canes, which can be found in the shop. I decided to go with an non-traditional color palette for a Christmas image here and love the way the Grays & Yellows look together. Used my trusty Copics to color this image and a touch of liquid pearl to add some dimension to the outfit.  The paper is from Authentique paper pad and the snowflakes are from my stash. 

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:
I hope you have enjoyed this card and I look forward to being back soon!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Totally Papercrafts-Favorite Colors

Welcome to another challenge over at Totally PaperCrafts. Today our lovely DT member Suzette has chosen the theme.

Your Favorite Colors
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Kenny K and I decided to showcase one of my favorite Mermaid images by them.
Now based on this image can you guess what my favorite color is????? Well to end the suspense, it is Purple and I LOVEE the combo green and purple so I decide to showcase that in this card. I colored the image with my Copics.
I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:
Copic Marker Europe-Favorite Colors
Bearly Mine Challenge-Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Unusual Hair Color

Today challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps is to use an unsual hair color. I had just recently read a blog post by Zoe @ Make It Crafty when she reviewed some unusual hair color she uses so I decided to try one out.
This image is one of the newest SC stamps via Little Darlings Rubberstamps called Breeze.  What a beauty right?  The paper is from MME and I colored the image with my Copics. The sentiment is also from Little Darlings new sentiment release.
I actually wrote down the hair combos if you want to give it a try....
Hair: BV000, BV02,BV04, B01
and added some more depth using my pencils.

Monday, August 12, 2013

LRS Monday Inspiration with Stamping Bella

Happy Monday.  It is my turn for the inspirational piece for Loves Rubberstamps today.  I decide to decorate a small family photo book.  The papers are from a retired paper stash I have from CTMH.  I am not even sure the name either.

I then stamped the image for the Stamping Bella stamp by Diane Duda called I carry your with me. I colored the image with my Copics and this time decided to stamp it in gray...which I do like the effect.  The flowers and buttons are from my stash.
Hope you all have a great day.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Anything Goes

It is the first of the month of Challenges over at Loves Rubberstamps so that means it is time for everyone favorite theme:
Today I decided to showcase some of the fabulous new selection of Whimsy Stamps in stock.
Many of you know that Elisabeth Bell is one of my favorite artist so love all her images she does for Cottage Cuties line. This one is called April Sunshine. I colored the image with my Copics, used MME paper set and some doilies from my stash.
I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Monday, August 5, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-Morning Inspiration

This is the killer early week for me. My oldest LOVES girl scout camp and so looks forward to it but we have to meet the bus by 7:30 in the morning so back to 6 am wake-up.
Thank goodness it is only for a week. Anyhoo, today I decided to showcase today at the Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post one of other fabulous Greeting Farm stamps-the Oliver and Amelia series.

I have finally gotten into the groove of using Kraft paper (I know I am a bit slow on the crafty curve sometimes). I colored the image with my Copics and I think I may have actually finished a paper set of the Crate Paper Farmhouse Series. The sentiment doily was done with the MFT Mini Doily set.

I hope everyone has a great day and thanks for taking the time to stop on by!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Challenge 21-Anything Goes

Welcome to the new Yumi and Fumi Challenge-Team Yumi first challenge together.  The theme is:

The challenges are still  bi-weekly challenge blog, but the biggest change we are making is that you can now use ANY stamped image!!! You have to use a colored image on your project though! No "sentiment only" cards allowed. However, if you use a Y&FH image your name will be added a maximum of 1 extra time after the last name in Inlinkz. :)

The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade online store. Our Top 3 will receive a 10% discount code to be used in the Yumi & FumiHandmade online store. AWESOME!!

Today I decided to showcase AJ. Did my fav technique of paper piecing his clothing and colored the image with my Copics.

The paper is from Authentique company and used some wood veneers from my stash that I distress with ink to match the card. 

I will be entering this card into the folllowing challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges-Paper Piecing
Mojo Monday-based on sketch
Card Crafter's Circle-Dotty
Creative Corner-Polka Dots
Sister's Act-Anything Goes
The Male Room-Anything Goes (masculine cards)
There She Goes-Paper Piecing
Paper Playtime-Use Pattern Paper
The Pink Elephant-Masculine Card

Friday, August 2, 2013

Totally PaperCrafts-Inspired by a Song

This week's challenge at Totally PaperCrafts is:
Inspired by A Song
please tell us in your post which song you were inspired by!


This weeks fabulous sponsors are -

Alota Rubber Stamps and Dustin Pike.

Today I decided to showcase some of my favorite Sugar Nellie stamps:

This stamp is by Sugar Nellie by Elisabeth Bell that is retired now.  When I see this beautiful girl enjoying the wonders of nature I was inspired by one of my favorite songs,
"What a Wonderful World" by Louie Armstrong.

I used MME paper, prima flowers/pearls from my stash and colored the image with my Copics. I created the doilies on my Cricut but can not remember if it was Art Philosophy or Elegant Cake I used to cut it out.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges as well:

Sugar Nellie: Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes
365: Day 211-Patterned Paper and Nature
Die Cuttin Divas-Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday-Anything Goes


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade DT Annoucements

Hello Everyone!
I am just writing to say I am super excited to have been chosen to be a part of the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Stamps DT team.  Congrats to all my other DT members and can not wait to share my projects with these great stamps with all of you.