Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Springtime ...

Hey there. Just popping in to share a card I created this weekend for the FTHS April Stamp of the Month Challenge and Poppy Sketch #2.

This lovely Springtime image from FTHS is called Spring Medley which I got for FREE at the beginning of the month. Copic Markers were used to color the image and I paper-pieced the flowers. Once the image was matted on Intense Teal cardstock I then layered it on my Soft Stone (grey) cardstock that was embossed with my Papertry Ink Linen Impression Plate. Add in doodles around the edges, and the finishing touch was the adorable ladybug sticker.

Here is a closer look at the stamp ...

Copics: R22, R24, R27, R29, R39, R59, R89, YG17, YG23, YG25, C00

My design was inspired by Poppy Sketch #2 w/a Pop of Color.

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Intense Teal, Papertry Ink Soft Stone (grey)
 - Other: Papertry Ink Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, SRM Quick Cards #52011 Hugs (ladybug)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lovely Flapper 1920's Girl ...

Good morning! It's Monday morning and I have a NEW Love to Create Challenge to share with you.

Our Sponsor for this weeks Challenge is Artbymiran.

When I saw the theme for this weeks challenge I just had to use the Lovely Flapper 1920's Girl for this card. She just screams Monochromatic and Vintage to me. Since I was going for Vintage I used non-traditional colors for her skin, and I truly love how she looks. Think I'll have to use the Copic Markers "W" family for skin again in the near future. Lovely Flapper 1920's Girl was matted on Soft Stone cardstock, and layered on top of the background I created with DP, Ribbon, and Rhinestones.

The rest of the designers created some truly amazing projects to inspire you this week so make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog to check them out, and then I hope you share your project with us!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Soft Stone, Fancy Pants Etcetera & Park Bench DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Antique Linen 
 - Other: Paper Studio Ribbon Scrap Pack-Neutral, Recollections Rhinestones, 3D Foam Tape

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Birthday ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Artbymiran Blog today. Artbymiran is Sponsoring the Love to Create Challenge Blog on Monday, April 21st. We have a very Special Guest Designer joining us tomorrow for the NEW Challenge ... Mi Ran herself.

I created two (2) cards for Monday's Love to Create Challenge, and decided to share one today that features the lovely Birthday Surprise

She is such an adorable image, and I had so much FUN coloring her with my Copic Markers. The sentiment is a FREEBIE I downloaded from Paper Craft Magazine, which you can find here.

Can you guess the Challenge Theme?
Make sure you come back on Monday for all the details, 
and then join us at Love to Create Challenge Blog.

We would love for you to become a follower of the Artbymiran Blog and Artbymiran FB Page, along with visiting our shop to see all of the wonderful images artbymiran has to offer. If you have time we would also love for you to join our  FB Fan Group & Challenge Page, where you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team Members. Don't forget to check our our NEW Artbymiran Challenge Blog also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!

I'm entering this card into the Kit and Clouder April Challenge ~ Something Blue.

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Moody Blue, BoBunny Bold & Bright Double Dot Designs
 - Other: Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Border by Nina Bracket, 3D Foam Squares, Mini Glue Dots

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Birthday ...

This is my 2nd post today. 
Please scroll down to see my YNS April FUN Friday Inspiration Post.


I'm over on the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog today sharing a card I created with the lovely Summer Girl from the Marika Collins Collection.

The lovely lady is so full of sass, and very cool. I used my Copic Markers for coloring the image, and Distress Ink to create the sky on my design paper and along the edges of the flag. The birthday sentiment is one of many stamps you will find in the Clearly Whimsy Simple Sentiments Stamp Set (CWSA100). I added a lovely purple butterfly with a blingy trail to add a little something to my card.

The design for my card was inspired by the Tuesday Morning Sketch #245.

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill, Recollections Simply Pastel 6x6 DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks ~ Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky & Seedless Preserves
 - Other: Memory Box Pippi Butterfly, Prima Bling, EKS 2-point Flag Punch, 3D Foam Squares, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, April 17, 2014

for some bunny special ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! I have a new card to inspire you to play along with our YNS April FUN Friday Challenge.

I just absolutely love this new image called Gathering Bunnies. The little girl is so adorable and the bunnies just bring a smile to my face. Copic Markers were used for coloring the image. I also paper-pieced the bunny holding the flower. The sentiment is from my stash, and YNS Gumdrops were added in the corners.

This card was sent to my Great-Niece Zoe who just turned 2, along with an Easter coloring book yesterday. I'm hoping it brings a big smile to her face.

My card was inspired by this months YNS April Inspirational Photo.
(colors, oval, decorative background)

Here are Challenge #11
April Sketch & Inspirational Photo


Head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog to check out 
what the rest of the Designers created to inspire you!
I'm sure they did an amazing job creating their projects for this months challenge.

There are many amazing Digital Stamps available in the YNS Store, and the best part is that they are available for immediate download. While you're there make sure you check out the other products offered by YNS!!!

I look forward to seeing your projects over on the YNS Challenge Blog!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:

 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill, A Muse Studio Petite Polka Dot
 - Stamps: A Muse Studio Bunny Business
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: Nestabilities Oval Dies, YNS Gumdrops, Mini Glue Dots

Aurora Wings Part 2 ...

This card was shared last night with another Aurora Wings card. I was informed over-night that I needed to create a separate post so that I can submit this card for the Aurora Wings Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes. Please note, all I did was copy and paste the details here ...


My son's best friend, Jordan, is getting married next month, and when I saw this amazing Wedding Couple, Bride & Groom last week by Aurora Wings I really HAD to have it! Jordan is like another member of my family, considered a big brother to Katie, and is an amazing young man.

I was going for elegance when creating this card. My design was inspired by Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #483 (SC483).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges ...
 - Aurora Wings Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes
 - Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #483 (SC483) (shown below)

Well I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards this evening.

Until next time ...

Products used for both cards: 
 - Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White & Soft Stone, The Paper Company White Elegant Leaf DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils, and Clear Star Pen for the wedding card
 - Other (2): A Muse Studio Organdy Ribbon Sugar, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, American Crafts Knock-Out Punch