Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some Odd Girl Card

Hello Everyone. I got a chance to get a card done yesterday just for fun. Some Odd Girl recently switched their challenges over to their Facebook page and they are now every two weeks. This challenge ends today and the them is "April Showers".

I used the paper from Simple Stories-Vintage Bliss.  I decided to paper piece her outfit as well.  The image is from their stamp set, Umbrella Gwen.

I used the following Copics for my card:

Hair: 43,44,47,49
Skin: E18,15,13,11
Eyes: G42,E33

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch-based on sketch
Whimsie Doodles-April Showers
That Craft Place-Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday-Paper Piecing
Inky Impressions-Dots & Stripes
Loves Rubberstamps-Easter or Spring theme
Love to Scrap-Anything Goes

Monday, April 7, 2014

My first Project LIfe style page

I know I am so behind the times but I see everyone talking about this PL stuff and decided to make my own style PL layout with some Halloween pictures from this past Halloween.

I really am enjoying it and can see why so many people love the quickness and simplicity of it. 

For this set, I used the Doodlebug paper set, Happy Harvest Set. I decided to use this since my kids are not really into scary costumes as you can tell and thought it was festive and matched well with their costumes. The embellishment are from my stash though.  
How do you think I did lol? May be popping by with a few other quick ones of these to capture some of those great memories and hopefully not take a year to do it.
I will also be entering this one into the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps-Monthly Challenge.

April is here and today is finally feeling like a Spring day with some sunshine and temp in the 60s here in Jersey!! The newest challenge over at One Sweet Challenge is 

Ringing in Spring.
So let see those beautiful spring projects!
I decided to showcase this beautiful stamped image: Ching Chou kuik's Soft Wind Blows
 The image was colored with my Copics, the paper is from stash. The flourish is from Cherry Lynn and the butterfly is from CC Designs.
I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Charmaine Flannery's Inspiration Card

Hi to all our Sweet Pea Fans. Thanks for stopping by as I say a Sunny Hello here with my latest card. Today I am showcasing my DT Inspirational Card for Sweet Pea Stamps.

This beautiful stamp image is by artist, Charmaine Flannery's Rainbow Dream.   I do so love these images and decided this bright and cherry card would be perfect to help brighten someone's day.

I colored the images with my Copics and went all bright and cherry on it. I just started using this beautiful paper for stamp on, Cryogen White, and it is so nice.  It is definitely worth a try.  The paper is from my huge stash pile. The flower I made myself via the Cricut Art Philosophy Cart.

Hope you all have a great day.

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

Scrapbooking Blessing Club-Anything Goes
Pile It On-Flowers Fantasy
Hiding In My Craft Room-Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine-Flowers
Word Play Saturday-Anything Goes
The Doodle Garden-Anything Goes
Stamp and Create-Welcome Spring
Sister Act-Anything Goes
Crafty Catz-Anything Goes

Friday, March 28, 2014

Totally PaperCrafts-Think Pink

It is time for another challenge over at Totally PaperCrafts today. Now, on to this week's challenge the theme is
Think Pink

This weeks fabulous sponsor is:-

 The Prize is:-
7 Digi's
I chose to pull out one of my old Sugar Nellie stamps I have and ink her up for this project.
I did some paper piecing to her dress. I used some papers from Authentique Lovely stash and the sentiment is from another stamp in my stash that I am not sure what the name is that I added to a diecut from my Cricut that I added some sponging too. The butterflies are from my bling stash
I will also be entering this one into the following challenges;

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Soccer Layout

I am back with something I have missed very much...a Scrapbook Layout page. My kids just love looking through the pages I make and I have fallen behind. Spring Soccer starts this week and figured it is about time I made an attempt to scrap last Spring Soccer picture season.  I have another page to do for my middle daughter but managed to finish this one of my youngest.

There is a variety of Cricut die-cuts here. The soccer ball/Kick this is from the Soccer Cart, the star border is from Storybook and the banner from First Few Years.  The Title is from a swap I received and think she has a Cameo so not sure where she got that one from.   The paper is a variety of stash papers I had in my possession (CTMH, DCWV and some stickers from Echo Park).

The layout is inspired by Grand Diva Creative Corner though I did alter some of it to fit the pictures I have but hopefully you can still get the original inspiration from the sketch. I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

GrandDiva-based on sketch
Scrap Our Stash-Hats and or Triangles (triangle banner and the bottom are large triangles.
Cut it Up Challenge-Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps-Use your Ugly Paper (not really a blue and orange fan but it went well with the uniform)

PS...here is a helpful tip if you use GIMP to edit your work. Since some of my shots may contain other people then my children I go to transform and select the area I want to blur via ellipse or rectangle. Then I go to the Filter tab and hit on the blur section and hit pixelize and it will blur your selected area. Hope that helps so you can show off all your pictures.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rose Fairy Card

Hello Everyone.  I am back with a recent card I made for a few challenges I have seen around.  This image is available as a one stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps called Rose Fairy 2 or can be purchased as a digi  directly from her Mitzi's Etsy shop, Aurora Wings, as well.

Been working on various darker shades of skin so this is not as nice as the others but I will keep working on it. This one was colored with my Copics

Skin: 34,25,23,21,R34
Leaves: YG11, G20,G21,G24,G28
Red: R39, R27,R24
Eyes: BV00, B00,B12

What amused me the most is how I used Christmas paper for this one..Authentique Festive papers...loving using seasonal paper out of season for non Holiday cards when I can.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Aurora Wings-Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge-based on Sketch/Fantasy
Fantastic Tuesday-Anything goes
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes
Copic Spain Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafts and Me-Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop-Green with Envy
 Natalie and Amy-Use Flowers
Brown Sugar-Anything Goes
Crafter's Café-Make a Square Card
Miriam's Crafting Blog-Shades of Green