Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Photo Inspiration

It is Tuesday so that means it is time for another challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps.  This week it is a Photo Inspiration.  Laura picked this lovely photo for us to work with. 

I did my card based on the color scheme and the plaid on the shirt. I used the stamp, Honeybee, by Whimsy Stamps via Elizabeth Bell.  I used a great gatefold card tutorial I found via Some Odd Girl Blog. 

Colored the image with my Copics and Spectrum Noirs.

Hair: E31,33,51,21
Blues: B15,B21
Skin: E11.E00,E000,R20
Red: R27,29




I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Simon says Stamp and Show
Whimsy Stamps-Sparkly
Bearly Mine-flowers galore
Anything goes challenge-anything goes
Elizabeth bell world-Glimmer 


Hurricane Sandy has not been good to me here. My huge oak tree just crashed into my house..thank goodness it has not gone through the roof...yet!  I am hoping it holds off since no one will cut the tree down until Wednesday. Lost power too so kinda freezing but no flooding over here! Thank goodness for wireless and a minivan with an outlet to recharge everything...except my fridge but I hate cooking anyway...haha.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Inspiration

I do so love the Greeting Farms Bean line and was super excited to get my hands on this beauty to use, Shimmer Bean. I decided to use some of my other colored inks to change the color of the items that surround the fairy image but I use my Memento ink on my image.  I also used the CC Designs butterfly dies.  I made another ribbon flower. I apologize that I created this card and forgot to write down all my color combos I used.  I did use my copics and the blues are B00,B2 with a bit of B5.  Skin is E11, E2,E01, E000,E000. Forgot the hair combo though...sorry.

Hope everyone is staying safe. Yeah for prescheduled posts. 

Tammy Scrapin Corner-Anything Goes
Paper Playtime-Anything Goes
Totally Gorguss-Things with Wings
Dream Valley Challenges-Glitter and Bling. 
Crafty Bloggers Network-Anything Goes

See you all on Tuesday for our newest challenge.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sentimental Sundays Pumpkin Fun

It is officially Sunday here so that means it is time for another Sentimental Sundays challenge.

This week's challenge is:
Pumpkins
(plus a sentiment)

We want to see small pumpkins, BIG pumpkins, cute pumpkins, scary pumpkins...PUMPKINS.

This week's Sponsors are:
Whimsy Stamps

Donating: 5 digital images, winners choice
 
I created a card with one of her digital stamps, Scarecrow Boy on Pumpkin, that was generously donated to our DT by Paper Crafting World.
 
 
I actually used my Prismacolor markers to do this coloring and googly eyes from my kids craft stash!
 
As we speak DH is packing up the yard furniture and prepping the house...being in New Jersey looks like I am right in the line of fire with Hurricane Sandy. For all my other followers who may be affected be safe and take care of yourself.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mo Manning Happy Birthday!

Today is my lovely comedian daughter, Izzy, 6th birthday. She is always one to make you smile with funny faces and have a great attitude to life and the people in it. 

She is a HUGE dog lover and a lover of the color blue. My other daughters say this image and told me to get it to make Izzy's Bday card with so here it is.

The image is called Tia and friend by Mo Manning. I used my copics to colors this one as well as some prismacolor markers I had for the dog.


Dress & Balloons: B93,95,97
Hair: E21,23,25
Skin: E11,E00,E000,R20
C1-to make the ground they are standing on.

Paper is by MME and the flowers are by Wild Orchid.

Dog was colored with my prismacolor markers..Dark Brown and Walnut colors.

I will be entering this on into the following challenges:

Digital Pencil-Cute and Cuddly
Seems a Little Sketchy-based on sketch
A&T Emerald Fairies-Anything Goes
Flourishes-Create a Birthday Card
Through the Craft Door-Anything Goes


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Get Your Spook On

Another fabulous challenge day here at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges. With Halloween fast approaching it is very appropriate for us to enter into this weeks challenge theme


This week's challenge is:

Get Your Spook On - It's Halloween!


Show us your spooky, scary, icky...or if that isn't your style...just too cute to spook Halloween projects!



Of course I went cute.  I got this adorable stamp from Belle and Whistles called Little Witch with Broom.  This cutie is in the store but remember to make sure you snatch up your B&W stamps since they have closed their doors.

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noirs.  Used CG1, CG2 for the dress. The purple is LV 2,4 and the Pumpkins are CR 8,10. 

The paper is from the Martha Stewart pak I had and the lovely flower is another of those ribbon flowers I made with my slowly dwindling ribbon collection...my tip for the flower use a hot glue sparingly and glue on the inside away from fingers...if you are lucky like me you will only get burned once LOL.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time Holiday Stamp set.

I will be entering this card in The following challenges:



 Scrap-Creations-Halloween
Party Time Tuesdays-Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown-Halloween 
Top Tip Tuesdays-Halloween
Try It On Tuesdays-Halloween 





Super Fantabulous News!

 
I am soo excited to say I have been chosen to be on the Crafty Sentiments Design Team as a Guest Designer.  Hope to see many of you guys playing along.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Completely non crafty! Just sharing.

I have been fostering shelter puppies for about 2 years now. I have this lively sweet pie little girl coming to stay with me here in Jersey starting today. She was rescued from a high kill shelter in Virginia so is here to get a new chance.

I saw this great quote that I am not sure who said it but this is  for all my fellow volunteers regardless of what you do....hope it inspires you.

"I always thought someone should do something about that and then I realized I am that Somebody"...


Loves Rubberstamps Monday Inspiration

Happy Monday.  I have a rash of birthdays coming up so you are going be seeing a bunch of Bday cards in the next few days. 
 
Today for my Loves Rubberstamps Monday inspiration I used a Sweet Pea Stamp by artist Elizabeth Bell called Party Play. Make sure to stop by the store to see the great selection that the stores  has of Sweet Pea Stamps
 
 

Image colored with my Copics/Spectrum Noir Combo.

Skin: Copics-E11, E02,E00,E000,R20
Shirt: Spectrum PL1,PL2 and forgot which yellows
Pants: Copics B97,95,93
Hair: Copics: E37,35,23

The tickets are from the Whimsy Stamps Mini Celebrations Collection.
Paper is from MME paper pad.  I am also going to enter this card into the Guest DT call over at Digi Bells.  I am a HUGE lover of her images so would be so excited to be guest for the new few months.


I will also be entering this card into:

Stamptacular Sundays-No Rules
One Stop Craft Challenge-Anything Goes
Fat Pages with Attitude-Anything Goes
Bugaboo Bingo-Starts with P (Party,Purple), Sentiments and 3 or more papers
 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sentimental Sundays-Trick or Treat

It's time again for the
Sentimental Sundays
challenge.

This week our challenge to you is to make a
card or project using the theme
Halloween....
 
This week our sponsors are Designed to Delight and Little Darlings. 
 
 
What a morning.  I woke up feeling a bit deflated...you know those moments when you think you doing a good job but you just not getting ahead???  But got a big smile to see that I have 105 followers today. Welcome all my new followers.
 
Anyhoo....I have a thing for Witches and Fairies so when I saw this stamps by Whimsy Stamps called Hazel I just had to get it.
 
Again I had a grand ole time with my paper piecing. This paper is from a lovely Halloween paper pad by Martha Stewart I got at the Craft Store.  I colored the image with my Spectrum Noirs this time.
 
Skin: FS2,FS3
Hair: DR7, TN7,TN8
Bat: IG 4, IG2
 
I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Best Morning

So today I got to stay at home and ignore all the house work I should be doing and craft away!!! Yeah. I got a boatload of DT cards done and was able to finally get this card together that I have been dilly dally with. I do not know about you but I tend to color images and then just leave them waiting to be made into something.

Anyway, here is an old Magnolia stamp I colored up.  I used my Copics for this one.

Purple: V17,15,11,4
Grey: C5,3,1
Hair: E7,19,15
Skin: YR00,YR000, R20

I will be entering this on into the following challenges:

1) Stamp and Create-Winter Wonderland
2) Graphicat Sketches-based on sketch
3) ABC Christmas Challenge-Anything Christmas
4) Tilda Town-Walking in a Winter Wonderland
5) Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge-Use Ribbon or Trim


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hallowedding Card-Simply Betty Stamps

Many years ago I meet a dear friend, Suzy, through our volunteer work. Both of us foster puppies for a local rescue in NJ, Luv Furever Animal Rescue, that rescue dogs from high kill shelters in North & South Carolina, West Virginia and Georgia.

I was so excited to hear that she will marrying her partner. Since both are die-hard Halloween lovers, it was appropriate that they decided to have a Halloween wedding. 

I wanted this card to be a bit spooky but loving too so this is my creation.  This is actually a digi from Simply Betty Stamps.  I took one image and flipped it so that they were facing each other. 

The image was colored with my Copics/Spectrum Noirs. 

Dress: Spectrum IG 1,2,4
Brown Hair: E25,27,23,21-Copics
Yellow Hair-CT1,2,3 (Spectrum Noirs)
Skin-Spectrum Noirs IG 1,2 and a touch of B000 (Copics) to give it the bluish tint

All of the materials are from my extensive stash.  I cut the webs via my Cricut. The Sentiment is actually from their wedding invitation and the heart is chipboard which I just sponged and added a webbed rub-on on it.

I will be entering this on into the

Simply Challenged Challenges-Webs

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Out of the Box

It is another fabulous Tuesday morning which means it is time for another Loves Rubberstamps Challenge.

This week's challenge is:

Out of the Box Technique


Make a creation that uses the Out Of The Box Technique! If you have never done this technique - there are some great tutorials on splitcoast stampers. Here are the links:

Tutorial #1 - Out of the Box
Tutorial #2 - Out of the Box - has printable PDF file
One of my favorite stamp designs in both digital and rubber stamps, Kenny K, is hosting our challenge this week.  YEAHHHH. In my excitement I made TWO cards this week for our challenge.  So that means TWO prizes to be won. A gift card for the Loves Rubberstamps store and 5 digis from Kenny K.
The first is the primary card called Frieda Flapper

I had so much fun making this card.  The image is colored with my Copics.
hair: 37,35,
Skin E15,13,11
Dress: R27,29,touch of 39
Boa: C5,3,1

The paper, flowers, sparkle and lace are from my stash. I used my spellbinders to cut out the image.

I will be entering this onto the folllowing challenges:




The next is the Halloween Image that Kenny K was so gracious to donate to use. Being the season, I just had to use this one.

Colored again with my Copics/Spectrum Noir combo

Gray/black: Spoectrum Noirs: IG 10,8,6,4
Hair: E 27,25,23-Copics
Skin: YR00,000,R20-Copics
Orange: YR 7,4

Paper is from MME. I made the flowers myself. I cut 8 2 1/2 inch scallops out of my cricut, sponged them, scrunched them and spritz them with water and then put a brad in the middle to hold it all together. I added some black glitter glue and the sentiment I got from my Secret Pumpkin, Ashley!!! I used my Cricut to cut the border that Trixxie is on via the Haunted Halloween Cartridge.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:







Monday, October 15, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Morning Inspiration

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday!  As always my Inspiration Post for Loves Rubberstamps falls on this lovely Monday.  It has been quite the weekend here...started off with my dog chasing after a skunk and getting sprayed which took many of baths in many different homemade varieties to dullen the smell, then him hurting his tail so trip to the vet.  Then two Soccer games, a girl scout trip and then a church picnic.  I am wiped out from this weekend so today is more relaxing with all the kiddos in school and being able to catch up on housework.

I have dipped into my Stamping Bella stash and created this card for you. The stamp is from the Uptown Girls Collection-called Molly Makes a Detour. Paper is from MME.  I used my CTMH stitching stamp set for the stitching.  Flowers are from my stash.  Colored the image with my Spectrum Noirs and Copics combo.

Skin: E02,01,00,000
Hair: E09,19
Dress:Spectrum Noirs: CT4,3,2,1

Forgot to right down which ones I used for the luggage. Sorry about that.

Hope you all have a great day. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

1) Tammy Scrapin Corner-Anything goes
2) Challenges 4 Everybody-Anything Goes
3) Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Goes
4) 2 Sisters-Anything Goes
5) Paper Crafting Journey-Add Some Bling
6) Crafts and Me-Anything Goes
7) Through the Craft Door

Hope to see you ALL back tomorrow for the new Loves Rubberstamps Challenge. 



Friday, October 12, 2012

Sugar Nellie Xmas Card

I also dusted off one of my favorite Sugar Nellie images to get another Holiday card done.  I colored this image with my Copics
 
Hair: Y13,15,21,23
Green:G15,11,5-bit of YG3 too
Pants-B97,95,93
Red is R27
Skin-YR00,YR000,E02,E11,R20
 
 
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
 
 
 

For my circut loving followers


Hello Crafty Friends!

One of my former DT teams is have a great GUEST DT spot open for their annual 25 Days of Christmas presentation.  I really love this showcase and it is great way to make sure out lovely Cricut really gets used up and keep our Christmas memories beautiful and bright.

All the details are here at their link, http://www.cookingwithcricut.com/2012/10/25dtcall12.html
 

She is looking for 15-25 designers to fill the following:

We are looking for three DIFFERENT TEAMS-TYPES of designers to help us! (Cricut only, SVG only team-cutting files galore, and Digi team).

This is a great bunch to work with so please feel free to send an application and GOOD LUCK. 

Halloween Fun with Sweet Pea Stamps

I was able to get some cards done last night just for the heck of it. Also got a layout done!! Yeah so proud of that. My kids were just oogling over their pages the other day and I realize I really need to do more since they love to look at them. 

This card is from a Sweet Pea Stamp called chou kuik's Pumpkin Light. This is one of the newest artist that Loves Rubberstamps have added to their selection.


Colored the image with my Copics:
Skin: E01,E00,E000
Hair: E33,31,21,23
Green:G5,9
Orange: YR4,7
Brown-E37

Paper is from a Seasonal Assortment Pack I have had in my stash for over a year by K&Company.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:





Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Some Odd Girl Blog GT Post/Sketch Challenge

I was super excited to see that Some Odd Girl is having a call for Guest Designers so I decided to throw my hat in the ring.  I really love SOG images..they are just so much fun to color and love their cheerful expressions. In order to apply for the GDT post, we were asked to post three of our best SOG cards so here are my three.



 
I just finished this one last night using Renew from the Nouveau Girls Line.  I will also be entering this one into the Some Odd Girl October Sketch Challenge. The doily in the back is cut from my Cricut Art Philosophy cart and the paper is from MME.  Colored the image with my Copics again.
 
Hair-E37,35,25,23
Dress-R81,83,85
Skin-E11,E01,E00,E000,R20
****************************************************
My next card is from an older post I did in August for the challenge using SOG Wishes Fairy from the Nouveau Collection that was for the Sketch Challenge at SOG that month


 
My final card is one of the digi fairy images called Giggle Fairy
 
Okay everyone..Wish my luck.
 
Best Crafty Wishes to all today.

Show me your bling-Loves Rubberstamps Challenges

Welcome to another fabulous challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps
 This week's challenge is:

BLING BABY....YEAH!
Make a creation that has some BLING on it!! The more BLING...the better!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store
$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

Also Laura has introduced a new chance to win each Sunday.  You will have the chance to win a gift voucher to the Loves Rubberstamps Store.... just for leaving a comment on the SUNDAY post! Winner will be chose with random.org and will be announced on the following Sunday's post and add our SuperFan Badge to your blog and the prize DOUBLES!


For today's challenge I decided to ink up my newest favs over at Greeting Farms..Anya Lifts.  I am sooo excited to get my hands on this one. 

I colored it up with my Copics today.

Shirt is R24,22,20
Pants/blue accents: B00,02,05
Hair: Y13,15,21,23
Skin: E02,E01,E00,E000, R20

I paper pieced the ballons on sparkly paper I had in my stash and added some Stickle to my stamp. The paper is from an assortment stash I got at AC Moore so not sure who made it. The flowers are from Wild Orchid. 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid-Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy-Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments-Anything Goes






Monday, October 8, 2012

In the Pink

Today I am sooo excited to see that I am almost at 100 followers! Hope to be at 100 soon and plan to give some bloggy follower love for it. 

I was fortunate enough last week to win the Dilly Bean Challenge. I have always adore her images and I am soo happy to be lucky owner of some new ones now. 

I decided to color them up and get into the Pink Mood to Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Decided to make it a tag.  I colored this image with my Copics.

Hair: RV 14,13,11
Skin: E53,51, 50 and R20
Eyes/Lips: V15,17
Background in RV11

The stamp is from a CTMH set I have in my stash, the paper a gift from a bloggy friend and the pink ribbon from my stash.

I will be entering this on into the following challenges

1) Dilly Beans-Pink,Purple & Black
2) Scrapalicious-Make a Tag
3) Copic Oz-Think Pink
4) Digi Makeover Challenge-think pink
5) Link Up for Pink 

LOves Rubberstamps Monday Morning Inspiration

To all those in the US..Happy Columbus Day.  Kids are loving having an extra day off of school here. To my Canada friends, Happy Thanksgiving.

Today I am so excited to be able to feature one of the newest stamp companies that Loves Rubberstamps has added to the store, ...My Favorite Things. I love the A La Modes Stamps and decided to use Birthday Girl here. Laura will have them entering into the store soon for preorder. 

Had to do my fav of some paper piecing again...which was a bit tricky with this size stamp but yeah for fine cutting scissors. Colored with my Copics...skin: E15,13,11. Hair: E33,31,21

Hope everyone has a great day. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments: Happy Birthday
Card Mania-Happy Birthday
Paper take Weekly-AG with bonus Celebrate 
By the Cute and Girly





Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie Anniversary Challenge

What a crazy day yesterday.  Two soccer games, then a girl scout trip and work. I worked from 6-11 pm so got home in enough time to finish up this card for another one of the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge.



 
Used a combo of Spectrum Noirs/Copics
 
Dress/Cat-Spectrum Noirs-CR8,10,11
Hair: E23,25,37
Skin: E11, E00, EOOO, R20
Green: G5,9,YG6
 
I sponged the background with some
I will be entering this onto the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sentimental Sundays-Anything Goes

Today is a favorite challenge for many over at Sentimental Sundays which is ANYTHING GOES. Today is our fearless leader, Calypso, birthday so just wanted to send you a big BDAY wishes to you. 

We have FOUR Fantastic Sponsors for this challenge, My Favorite Things , Crop Stop, Crafty City and Sweet Stamps.

We were lucky enough to get a Clearly Inspired Stamp set sent to the DT team from MFT. I used a Pure Innocence Stamp and the Art Clearly Inspired Stamp to create this card.

Image was colored with my Copics. 

Shirt-RV 11,13,14
Pants-B 93,95,97
Smocks-E33,35,37
Skin-YROO,YROOO,E02

Hope to see many of my lovely followers join in and play.




Saturday, October 6, 2012

SBS Banner-2 day of Halloween Challenge

Hello everyone. I am back again for Round #2 of the 13 Halloween Challenges being created at Simply Challenged Challenges.  This challenge is to use a witch in an NON-CARD form. I see that banners are all the rage so figure I would give it a shot.

Cut the Banner at 7 inches via my Cricut and a paper pak from MAMBI I got at AC Moore that is just for Halloween.




This is the banner overall.


Here is a closeup of the colored image.  This one is called Cracklin London and though I am using a digital version of this one, this is NO LONGER AVAILABLE in DIGITAL...JUST RUBBER.  Colored with my Copics

Hair/Cauldron-C7,5,3,1
Purple-V17,15,11
Green-G5,9,YG3


I will be entering this one into

Simply Challenged Challenges-Day #2-Witch Non-card project
Crafty Calender-All Things Spooky
Crazy 4 Challenges-Your Favorite Halloween Character
Poodles Parlour-Halloween
Craft Us Crazy-Halloween
Decorate to Celebrate-Halloween Decorations

Friday, October 5, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie Anniversary Challenge

Oh mine...I am soo not sure if I will get into all three challenges but I had to try for at least one. Hope to get some craftiness done tonight when the little ones are sleeping.

I really adore the Moonlight Whisper lines and their Christmas ones are some of my favorites. This is an older image called Christmas Clara. I used some Christmas paper I have had in stash but not sure which company..though think it is from a K&Company set from last year and decided to do some paper piecing.  This time I colored the image with Spectrum Noirs only.

Hair: TN 2, 7,8
Skin: FS2,3,TN2 and a touch of PP1 ( and I also dotted it with TN7 and then colored over it to dullen the freckles).
Green Bows-GB 8,10

The sentiment I from a set of four rubber sentiments from Hero Arts for Christmas, the poinsetta flowers and self-adhesive gold pearls were in my stash.

 
I will be entering this one into:
 

Enabler alert **********Kraftin Kimmie is having an awesome sale if you want to add some more great stamps to your collection*****************

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Starting my Christmas gift items

I am working really hard to not fall behind this year and get something handmade for each of my daughters teachers before Christmas. I have to make for 7 people so I really do not go too crazy but generally do a small gift card with some candles or chocolates or something like that.


A close up of the image itself
My first one I got done is this bag.  I got a set of 5 (so yes you will see more of these) and stamped one of my fav Mo Manning Images via Penny Black. I used my Memento Ink and colored with my Copics and used some Gold Stickle.  I plan to fill these with some treats and a gift card for Dunkin Donuts! Yeah one teacher down...now 6 more to go.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:


Mo's Digital Pencil-Anything Goes
 Whoopsi Daisy-Sparkle and Shine
Anything but a Card-Sparkly/Shine
Fashionable Stamping-Alter Something
Outlawz Challenge-CAS-Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz-Bling
52 Christmas Throwdown-Anything but a Card


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SBS Day 1 Halloween Submission

(so you can see the Treat Box better)

I am going to be participating in the 13 days of Halloween Challenges that Simply Betty is hosting.  The first day is to create something for a child.  I used my Art Philosophy Cricut Cart and cut this treat box out at 6 inches on a double side pattern paper I had in my Stash by K&Company. I then stamped my Simply Betty Stamp called Little Pumpkin Lilly and colored it with my Copics. This is a like a quickfire contest so you only have like 2 days to get each done so I admit I did not write down what colors I used.  I fussy cut her out and used some Echo Park embellishements from my stash.

I will also be entering this into the following challenges

1)Anything but a Card
2) Clear It Out-Use Purple, Black and Orange
3) Crazy Amigo-Anything but a Card
4) Party Time Tuesday-Halloween
5) Tuesday Alchemy-Anything but a Card or Tag
6) Hooked on Craft-Halloween
7) Paper Playtime-Halloween & Die Cut
8) Simply Challenged Challenges-for a Kid Halloween
9) My Crafting Channel-Halloween



Loves Rubberstamps-All About Autumn

It is Tuesday Morning so that means it is time for Loves Rubberstamps Weekly Challenge.
 
This week's challenge is:

All About Autumn

Make a creation that is inspired by these Fall Words!
 
Today I am super excited to get a chance to ink up and use the newest Saturated Canary stamps released by Little Darlings. I was soooo excited when I heard the news and I had to get them.  I love the size of them for those who may have been worried about that...great stamps to color.  I used Autumn
 
This would be another card that would get Laura interested in my Cricut :-)!  I used a border frame from the Winnie the Pooh Cartridge to great this cool leaf border behind the image. I sponged the leaves and cut the tiny leaves from the same cartridge at 1 inch.  I got this Burlap at AC Moore and put it behind the image to add some texture. 
This time I used my Copics & Spectrum Noirs to color the image.
 
Hair: E7,9,19
Skin: E53,51,50 (touch of E93 to cheeks)
Browns: Spectrum Noirs GB 8,10
Greens:  Spectrum DG 2,4
Orange/Yellowish: Spectrum CR 8,10, 11
Edged with E 43 from Copics
and just brush the background lightly with C1,3 to get the feel of grey skies.
 
I can not wait to see your gorgeous Autumn entries over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge. She has a great prize for her store and a sponsor prize too!
 
I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Secret Pumkpin Hop

Welcome to October 1. To celebrate the start of the favorite season over at Simply Betty Stamps...Betty organized a fabulous Secret Pumpkin exchange (same as a Secret Santa but for Halloween theme items).  Today is the day to showcase our goodies we received from our secret pumpkin.   You should have arrived here from checking out Veronica's lovely stash and  I am soo excited to show you the loveliness I received from Ashley who I hear is a bit busy right now doing that whole delivery baby thing!!! Yeah to her. I love my October baby.

This is how it came in the box!
This is all the goodies inside


She also made these adorable headbands for my girls...I can only get my "Diva" to model it so here is a picture of that (ignore the crafty mess in the background...I have been thrown to the basement so no one sees my mess :-)!

This is the handcrafted pumpkin case she made for me filled with candies!
This is her card for me using Betty custom Secret Pumpkin image



This is the inside of it! Isn't it great.

I hope everyone is enjoying the hop and off you go to see the goodies that our dear Celina got.



Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog

So sorry for the delay this morning. Had a series of Md appts for myself and my doggy.  Today I am showcasing a fabulous image from Greeting Farms called Birthday Ian that is truly one of my fav.

I used a collection of retired papers I have in my stash from CTMH called Lucky and my Cricut via the Art Philosphy cart to create the shape.  I used the Whimsy Stamps Ticket Collection for the sentiment and colored the image with my Spectrum Noirs this time (with Copics for skin colors).

Shirt: CR8,10,11
Pants: TB 1,2,3
Hair: TN 2,7,8
Skin-Copics-E15,13,11

Hope you are all having a lovely Monday.