Friday, December 19, 2014

Sami Stamps Frosty Cuties ...

Good morning and Happy Friday!
Christmas is less than a week away and I'm almost
ready for the big day. Only a couple more items to
pick up and wrap, and then I'll be ready.

It's the last Release of 2014 for Sami Stamps today, and there
are many Frosty Cuties to share with you.


This beautiful stamp is called Frosty Stars.
Copic Markers were used to color the lovely image.
I printed a couple of copies of Frosty Stars so that I could
paper piece his clothes and the stars.

Now lets look at all of the images being released.


Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what the
other Designers created for the Release. While you're there check 
AND
then hop on over to store to grab some of these lovely for yourself!
Sami Stamps Shop ~ Sami Stamps Etsy Store

Challenges I'd like to enter ...
Crafty Sentiments Challenge ~ Winter


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky Distress Ink
 - Stamps: Clearly Whimsy Simple Sentiments (CWSA100)
 - Other: 3D Foam Squares, Mini Glue Dots

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Wonderland and Farewell to LTC ...

Good morning. Today's post is bittersweet as it's my last post as a Designer
 for Love to Create Challenges. I have nothing but respect for Jackie, the Owner
 of Love to Create Challenges, and all of the Designer's I've had the
pleasure of working with. Many friendships have been made
 over the past 2-years, and I've truly enjoyed working with
the images/products provided by the all of the Sponsors.

Now for the details about this weeks challenge.

Love to Create Challenge #146

This weeks Challenge is to "Create a Scene" and our Sponsor
 is ...
Stitchy Bear


I had the privilege of working the Winterville. To create today's card I printed
the image to fill a full 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, and then colored portions
 of the lovely scene with my Copic Marker.


Once done I scanned the colored image and then printed 6 copies,
and made 6 cards by layering the colored image onto cardstock
and adding stickles for the snow.


Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects
created by the rest of the designers made.

I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Warm Wishes ...

Good afternoon! I'm hosting the Artbymiran Blog today.
Our "Theme" this month is Winter Snowflakes.


This beauty is called Warm Wishes, and she is one of the many Rubber Stamps
available at Whimsy Stamps in the Art by Miran Collection.

Copic Markers were used to color this beauty. I actually stamped her
twice and paper-pieced some of the snowflakes.

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20 (skin)
E13, E15, E18, Y21 (hair), BG11, BG45, BG49 (scarf/hat)
E93, E95, E97, E99 (jacket); BV20, BV23, BV25 (cup)

My design was inspired by the current Sketch Saturday Challenge #339,
which is being Sponsored by Artbymiran.


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 out our Artbymiran Challenge Blog 
also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Tropical Teal and Tinsel & Tags DP, DeNami Designs Orange
 - Other: White Opal Liquid Pearls, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry Christmas to you ...

This weeks Challenge is "Holiday Cheer ~ Non-traditional Colors"
and our Sponsor
 is ...
A Day for Daisies


I had the privilege of working the Christmas Lights Fairy stamp by A Day for Daisies
for today's project. I colored the lovely image with my Copic Marker.
I went with Pink and Purple for my Non-Traditional Holiday card.
Clear Star Purple & Pink Gelly Roll Pens were used for the dots.

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20 (skin); E23, E25, E27 (hair)
RV000, RV10, RV11, RV21, RV23 & RV25 (fairy clothes)
V01, V04, V06, V09, RV10, RV13, RV17, RV19, T0, T5, T8 (lights)

Make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog for all of the 
challenge details, and to be inspired by the amazing projects
created by the rest of the designers made.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill
 - Other: SRM Stickers, Glossy Accents

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Season's Greetings ...

Good evening again. With the holiday season coming sooner than
later I finally sat down to try and design my holiday cards. I
decided to use some new goodies I recently purchased.


I was inspired to create a Glittered Frame using Scor-Tape and glitter
from the Make It Monday Challenge #191 ~ Glittered Frames.

I tried making the frame a couple times and found that ...

#1 ~ Not all glitters work well with this technique.
#2 ~ I couldn't make a straight line, even with Scor-Tape
if I wanted to. LOL

So ... I used a ruler and pencil, proceeded to create my square
and then applied my Scor-Tape and glitter onto Vintage
Cream cardstock from Papertry Ink, which I layered
on Tropical Teal cardstock.

The colors and focal point was inspired by the current
 House of Cards Photo Inspiration Challenge/DT Call.

I pulled out my new Together Die from Penny Black and
sentiment form my stash. This is the only holiday
combination I could find that worked.

I'll probably make about a dozen of these beauties during
the week since I normally create 4-different
designs for my holiday cards.


Challenges I'd like to enter ...
Make It Monday #191 ~ Glittered Frames (Papertry Ink cardstock)
House of Cards Photo Inspiration Challenge/DT Call

I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Papertry Ink Tropical Teal & Vintage Cream, AMS (color unknown)
 - Stamps: AMS Peace on Earth (sentiment)
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: 1/4" Scor-Tape, DeNami Xtra Fine Sparklets

Masculine Birthday card ...

Good evening. Hope you are having a marvelous weekend.
I have a birthday card to share with you that I made for my daughter 
Katie's friend Brian. They've been friends for 18+ years and have
 been known to fight like brothers and sisters do.
Today we celebrate Brian's 22nd birthday 
so I can share the card now.


I picked up some Strathmore Watercolor note-cards from my local Craft Store 
on Small Business Saturday. I don't have any train stamps, which Brian loves, 
so I went with a lighthouse. I used a Black PITT Brush from Faber-Castell
 on the lighthouse stamp from MFT, and then colored the scenery 
with Gelatos and water. 

I also stamped the envelope and added color with my Gelatos.

This is very out of the box for me, but I had fun creating this card
for a very special young man.

I appreciate you stopping by ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Blank Cark 3-1/2" x 4-7/8"
 - Stamps: MFT Lighthouses, Technique Tuesday Happy Birthday (used on the inside)
 - Ink: Faber-Castell Black PITT Brush and Gelatos