Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Welcome to our Customer and Design Team Twilight Artful INKables blog hop! Make sure you start at the Artful INKables Blog, so you don't miss a single thing!
To celebrate the release of ECLIPSE today, we're highlighting the Artful INKables Twilight inspired sets: Into the Moonlight, Fictionally Inspired and Epic Tales. Artful INKables also has a set of Vampire Romance Themed Charms available!

Even thought I dont have those sets, I thought that the Critter Country set was a great one to use! I colored this little guy to look like a wolf and then I added the J... (tee hee). I can't help it... I thought it needed bats as well... so here is my creation!!

The next stop on the hop is :
Jennifer Olauson

In case you get lost along the way, here’s the order of the hop :

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Artful INKables! Please leave your comments by Midnight, July 4th to be eligible to win!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Think Ink Challenge... Red,White and Blue... And NO CARDS!!!

The Challenge over at ARTful Inkables was to create anything but a card using red white and blue. I made this 3 x 3 not card holder using the Happy Everything set. I made it pretty simple and not alot of coloring and then I jazzed them up with stickles and sponging. This was so simple to make and I like the fact that this would make a wonderful gift and it will fit a bunch of occasions! Thanks for popping in and have a wonderful day! AND ... pop in tomorrow for the AI Twilight Eclipse blog hop! 

Monday, June 28, 2010

YUMMMMM.... These Look Good Enough To Eat!

I love the crisp,clean look of this card. It was a quick and fun and NON STRESSFUL card to make. I love to color... so the berries were perfect for me and Then I got to use my fave background stamp, the Plaid Maker. And the sentiment? What a wonderful excuse to send someone a wish them a blessed day!
All of the Images are from DRS DESIGNS and in case you have been away from your computer for the month of June... you still have a few days left to go to the DRS Designs blog to enter the stamp a day giveaway. all you have to do is leave a comment... EASY PEASY!!! Thanks for popping in!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Water Colors, Scrolls Work Stamps and a Little Teary...

I love this stamp from Scrolls Work Stamps. The momma smooching her baby... so sweet and for me a little sad. Next Month... MY baby turns ONE!!! And today, My Precious Ava lost a tooth. Father Time... You are KILLING me!
ANYWAY...about my card. Well...I wet water color paper with water and I dropper SU reinkers on it to get the soft and swirly background. While it was drying... I water colored the image that I stamped with STAZON because I did NOT want the image lines to blur.While THAT was drying (and drying can be sped up with a heat gun) I thought that my background needed branches, so I water colored them onto my background. Then I thought it needed flowers to match momma's kimono. I made 5 small dots in a circle with a water based marker and then I blurred it with a paintbrush and water. I added the flower centers with a white gel pen while they were still a little bit damp. I adhered my momma and baby and here is my creation. Thanks for popping in!

Friday, June 25, 2010

ART IMPRESSIONS Water Color Stamps

OK y'all. I am not an artist... I am a stamper. But check it!!! I,ME,MYSELF... made these 2 cards. Here is the kicker...I did it in less than 10 minutes each!!! I used ART IMPRESSIONS watercolor stamps. SO EASY!!! They have amazing stamps and watercolor paper on the site for sale and the prices are great! There are free video tutorials on You Tube and the directions are so easy to follow. There are also directional pamphlets available on the site. Go have a look... and the next time you send someone a card... they may just frame your ART work!!! Thanks for popping in!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Woodware USA Design Team Call

I just wanted to let everyone know about a new design team call (tis the season, right?)!! This one is near and dear to my heart because my friend Nancy and I are coordinating the first ever design team for Woodware USA clear stamps. They have some adorable images, and we are looking forward to heading up the team. Check out the design team requirements HERE if you may be interested!! Check out their site to see all of the images that they have.

Woodware USA is the offshoot company of Woodware Stamps from the UK. Andre Cox is the man behind Woodware USA, and he has the rights to these stamps in the US. If you love to color, you'll love these stamps!!

And, the blog is a little bit of a work in progress as we just had it handed over to us in the last couple of days!! So, we'll say it is under construction for now!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Sunny Hello! With ARTful Inkables SUNBUST DANDIES

I LOVE this set from ARTful Inkables so much that I think I am gonna marry it! This card was quick and simple and I just adore the way it came out... soft and pretty and Clean and SIMPLE.Yep... Me... I did a clean and simple! Anyway, I used the Sunburst Dandies set and this took me about 10 minutes to create. With the hazy, CRAZY days of summer... ya gotta like that! I stamped the pink part of the flowers and then I embossed over them with white EP and then I stamped the sentiment. The stems on the flowers are stamps and the "grass" is simply lines that I made with my marker. I went over the grass with shimmerz and here is my creation. Thanks for poppin in... have a sunny day!  

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ready to Hit the Beach?

I know I sure am! I love these little guys from Art Impressions and I thought that I would share a quick fun card. These were colored with copic markers and I used crystal effects on the goggles and glasses to make them look real! Thanks for stopping by... have a great day! 

Friday, June 18, 2010

ARTful Inkables Twilight Challenge week 3

Twilight Challenge #3
Today starts off Week 3 of our Twilight Challenge Month! What can you win? How about a $25 Gift Certificate to the store, as well as being our featured Customer on the Blog ALL MONTH LONG!!
WEEK 3 CHALLENGE: What team are you on? Edward, Jacob, Alice, Jasper, Switzerland, etc....

DEETS: This is week 3. We will have 4 challenges, one per week, each will be posted on a Thursday. You will have one week to complete your challenge piece. You will be required to participated in each challenge, each week, to be eligible to win. An overall winner will be chosen on July 1st. You have until Wednesday, June 23, midnight EST to enter this week's challenge.

To participate, you can use any of our fantastic Twilight Themed Stamp sets....

Epic Tales

Fictionally Inspired

Into the Moonlight

Vampire/Romance Themed Charms

or you can use ANY Artful INKables stamp set to create a Twilight themed card/project. You MUST use AI stamps as the main focus of your cards/projects.
Here is what team I am on:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

DRS Plant Shelf,Washi Tape and Copics of Course!

I got this fun new stuff... WASHI TAPE... that is the fun spotted tape in the background. It is easy to use because it is tape... it just sticks where you put it. It comes in a zillion colors and patterns and it is pretty affordable. I colored this image with my copic markers and I used the spica atyou pens for the glimmer on the plant leaves. I have LOVED this Plant Shelf image from DRS Designs for soooo long and I finally own it... get ready to be sick of it!(LOL) I used the decorative corner punch to mount my blue cardstock to the black and here is my card. Pretty simple and clean... I didnt want to get to carried away with the embellies... as I can.Thanks for popping in and make sure to go to the DRS Designs blog for the Stamp A Day Giveaway for the entire month of June!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Think Ink Challenge... Try Something NEW!

The challenge was to try a new technique. I tried a pop up card!Thisis is my favorite set from ARTful Inkables and I love inking this little gal up! I used sparkly card stock and colored her with copic markers and used stickles and glitter pens for the bling! On the cover, my sweet little mermaid is in full view... and then on the inside, the sentiment SEA YA SOON works well with her swimming away with her tail in the air! I hope that you will stop by the AI blog and play along with the Think Ink Challenge and you will have the chance to win some awesome stamp... Use AI stamps and get 2 entries....Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Whimsy Stamps Design Call

Well... why not throw my hat in the ring? I have a few DT's that will be ending for me and since i love to stamp SOOOO much... I figured...What The Heck? I hope that I will have what they are looking for because I really do love Whimsy Stamps... and well... I LOVE TO STAMP!!! Maybe this could be a match made in heaven? I chose these cards Because i think they show my forte and that is coloring. I also love to embellish, sometimes alot... sometimes... a little bit. If you think that you would like to try out too... just click here for the deets...

Wanna Win Some FREE Stamps?

Check out the DRS Designs blog for the stamp a day give away!!! For the entire month of June...
you have a chance to win free stamps just by commenting! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeeze-y.. I made this card using the large plaid background and the girly swirly cake... but to find out which one you have a chance to win... hop on over to the DRS Designs blog to check it out! Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

In Style Stamps...FINALLY!

I can post the creations that I have been making for the InStyle Stamps Promotion team. I make cards and they use them for shows and promotions that they have. I have been working on them since April... and I get to show them off! This is a little lady called TOWN GIRL and the size is 3.75 x 3.25. She was wonderful to color and you can get her as a digi or a rubber stamp... and right now, ISS is offering 25% off rubber... so get them while they last! And, stay tuned for more of these precious images... I was busy making these for a while now... thanks for stopping in!

Scrolls Work Tattered Butterfly Wings

Good Morning Everyone! I am FINALLY getting a chance to post some of my creations that I have not been able to get to lately! I have been creating like CRAZY... and then my posting time just gets away from me. I am showing this card that I made using a stamp from Scrolls Work. I stamped and embossed the image with clear EP. Then, I misted the paper HEAVILY with water and got our my handy dandy re inkers. I watered them down and I used a brush to touch some color into the areas of the wings and the color spreads and looks AMAZING! Then, I went about making my card and here is my creation!The card has a very shimmery look to it IRL because I stamped the butterfly onto sparkly paper. Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Twilight Themed Challenge...

Welcome to week 2 of the ARTful Inkables Twilight themed Challenge. This weeks challenge was to use Twilight colors (red,white and black) to make a card. I used Bugs and Blossoms Mandelas. This new release is so much fun to work with and enjoyed letting my creativity take over...
Here are the DEETS about this fun and Challengeing month to kick of the new Twilight Movie...
Challenges start today. We will have 4 challenges, one per week, each will be posted on a Thursday. You will have one week to complete your challenge piece. You will be required to participated in each challenge, each week, to be eligible to win. An overall winner will be chosen on July 1st. You have until next Wednesday, midnight EST to enter this week's challenge.To participate, you can use any of our fantastic Twilight Themed Stamp sets....
Epic Tales
Fictionally Inspired
Into the Moonlight
Vampire/Romance Themed Charms
or you can use ANY Artful INKables stamp set to create a Twilight themed card/project. You MUST use AI stamps as the main focus of your cards/projects.
The go to the ARTful Inkables blog and link up your creation... Can't wait to see what ya do!
Thanks for stopping in!

Paper Makeup Review Day... Angie the Angel fish

This is my card for the Paper Makeup Review day. I used Angie the Angel Fish... and let me tell you... she is precious! I colored her with copic markers and spica pens to add shine. i punched out the sentiment and mounted it onto the lovely sea green paper that shows off this little fish perfectly! If you have not had a chance, Please check out the Paper Makeup Store for the new release and see the other Makeup Artists blogs for more of the release review... thanks for stopping in!

Monday, June 7, 2010

It's the 7th... LET'S HOP!

It's that time again! Yet ANOTHER new release from Paper Makeup... If you came here from Lisa's blog... then welcome ... but if you just hopped over here... then PLEASE be sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the gorgeous eye Candy!

I am showing this lovely hummingbird and the touching sentiment from William Blake. My mother loved hummingbirds and I was so please to have this card to showcase to y'all! Please make sure to stop by the Paper Makeup forum tonight so that you can join in the release party fun and activities going on there... and the challenges as well. I am sure that there may be a prize or two... because Katie is VERY generous! So off you go to the next stop... who is the precious Lisa... and don't forget to collect letters for the discount code... Mine is A!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Paper Makeup's New Release Sneak Peek

This is the card that I made for the Paper Makeup Release Peek. I used the lemon stamp and the lemonade sentiment... I don't know about you, but lemonade always make me think about summer.I made the lemons by stamping versamark onto yellow paper and then by embossing with pastel yellow EP. Than I punched them out. I used some felt leaves from Prima and the fun yellow ribbon is from my stash... I am a ribbon a holic!I arranged the lemons and then trimmed what hung over the edge.I love how bright and sunny this card should see the rest of the release! I also want to remind you that the Paper makeup blog hop will be on June 7th with a release party in the forum at 8PM... soooo to see more summery goodness... STAY TUNED!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

DRS Designs Stamp A Day Giveaway!

I made this fun birthday card by stamping and coloring the image. I added some fun dots for texture. Then, to make my background paper match perfectly, I punched out brown dots from the paper that I matted the stamped image with and adhered them in a random pattern. I then trimmed what hung over the edges... and here is my card. All of the polka dots ae so fun and festive. This was a quick one to makewhich is wonderful when you have to make alot of them like I do because I have a TON of Birthdays this month.
Would you like a chance to win a fabulous DRS Designs RUBBER stamp likethis one? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, then check back tomorrow to see if you won! Even if you don't win today, you can comment the rest of the month for even more chances! Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to you!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

a coupla things...

1. Don't forget about my blog candy... ya have til Friday to become a follower and I will add your name to a drawing to win some fun stamps...

2. ARTful Inkables is having their Twilight Themed contest... this weeks challenge was to make a card based on a Twilight book cover... here is mine... The inside shows the Inspiration... it has a hand and when you open it... there is a butterfly... on the book cover... it is a hand with an apple...

3. DRS Designs is having their stamp a day give away on the blog. all you have to do to enter is post a comment... This is all month long... so what a great way to win some stamps!!!

4. Paper Makeup is Sneak Peeks tomorrow of the new set being released on the 7th.These stamps are gorgeous and you will NOT want to miss any of the fun!

5. Art Impressions has new GIRLFRIEND stamps... they are a HOOT!!! I will be getting some of them posted in a few days! These are a must have for any stamper...the are darling!

6. Scrolls Work just sent me some AWESOME stamps to play with and I cant wait to get them out and play!!! I am loving them!!!

7. In Style Stamps will be allowing me to post all of the creations that I have made for them soon...These will be shown at stamp stores and conventions around the country... so keep your eyes peeled for those as well...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Think Ink Challenge 21...Pocket Cards...

This week your challenge is brought to you by our DT member, Kim Nath, and she wants you to THINK POCKETS. It can be any type of pocket, pockets on a scrapbook page or card, our new Pick a Pocket Piece is PERFECT for this challenge, or here are some links for inspiration:pocket cards:
For Inspiration Kim used the new set, Pick a Pocket Piece to come up with this gorgeous card:* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them! **IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!* You have until Monday, June 7 , 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, June 8, 2010 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC21Can't wait to see what you come up with! Tell your friends!You can enter your creations on the AI blog...just click here...
Thanks for stopping in and have fun!