Saturday, May 20, 2017

Guest Designer Special Request

I recently had a special request from a friend that was on a previous design team that we both belonged to, to participate in their wonderful blog as a guest designer.  I hadn't posted in a long time, but this was just the push I needed to get back into something I love, so here it is.

Karen Day from Inspired by All the Little Things asked me to post something that I was inspired to make from the following photo - 

For me tulips mean spring has arrived, and along with tulips the daffodils also pop up there lovely heads to welcome the new season.  Stamping Bella has a wonderful new image that was released recently entitled "Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil" that I just had to color.

I colored the image with Copic sketch markers, and then cut it out with a Spellbinder die.  The edges on the die cut were inked with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and then the points were highlighted with yellow stickle glue.  The background paper is a beautiful print from Blue Fern Studios that I tore the edges of, and then inked the edges with the same Tattered Rose ink pad.  The lace, that features butterflies was purchased from a local fabric store, cream seam binding, and flowers from Wild Orchid Flowers finish off the card front.  The sentiment is an oldie from Whimsy Stamps.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tie the Knot

Wow , it's been a long time since I posted anything, but the time has come to become more active on this blog.  I have been a busy lady the past two years - I went back to school at the ripe old age of 54 to become a Medical Office Assistant, and became a grandmother to two wonderful little boys.  I am also teaching Copic coloring classes at a local scrapbook store!  All of this has made me a very, very busy lady!  

The first card that I am showcasing is this pretty wedding card that was a special order quite a while ago.  It features a beautiful couple from Make It Crafty that I paired with a Memory Box die as the background.  Hope you like it!

I'm looking forward to showing you some of my creations from the last two years, plus new cards that I am now designing.  

Have a great day everyone!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Please Keep it a Secret

Shhhh, don't tell the boss lady, but I had technical difficulties this week - meaning I had the image all colored and cut out ready to go, and then I decided to get creative.  I tried to do a fancy background with distress inks and salt, but didn't realize that it was going to take a few more hours to completely dry to the touch, so I put my fingers on the background and then touched the colored image..... needless to say my poor image now has several blue fingerprints all over it!!!!  So instead of an adorable penguin floating by to wish you a Merry Christmas, I have chosen to showcase some of my older cards using High Hopes rubber stamps.

This first image is Cowboy Snowman available here.

And this cutie is Candy Cane Penguin available at One Crazy Stamper. 

And lastly this is Snowman Cup of Love which you can purchase here.

I hope you enjoyed the look back at some of my favorite High Hopes cards!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ho Ho Ho!!!

Where has the year gone!!!!  It's the first day of the last month of 2015 and because it's a new month, that means that it is time for the next challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  

I have colored up the image Three Pane Christmas and paired it with the Ho Ho Ho sentiment, both of which are available for purchase at One Crazy Stamper.  

Card Recipe - Copic Sketch Markers
Reds - R24, R27, E29
Skin - E000, E01, E11
Whites - B0000, C1, Colorless Blender
Greens - G21, G24, G28
Background - B01
Nose - YR04, YR09
Blacks - T4, T7, T10
Reindeer - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

You've Got Mail

Last card today for the November challenge at One Crazy Stamper, and it's an adorable little hedgehog.  This is High Hopes Rubber Stamps Happy Mail, available to purchase here.  I have colored it with Copics, then fussy cut, and mounted on the card front which features an older die from Lea'bilities called Scenery with House.  Some iridescence glitter glue finish off the card.

Card Recipe
Envelopes - E40, E43
Greens - G40, G43, G46
Whites - B32, Colorless Blender
Body - E11, E13, E15
Fur/Nose/Post - E25, E27, E29
Reds - R24, R27, R29

Monday, November 23, 2015

Wishing You

One of my all time favorite images today.  I first colored this adorable penguin a couple of years ago, and recently decided that it deserved to be reinked and redesigned, so.......

This cutie is a retired stamp from Wild Rose Studios, that I have colored with Copics, then added polar white Flower soft details to the hat.  After fussy cutting I placing it on the card front featuring paper from my stash.  The star die is from Memory Box and the Warm Wishes die is from Frantic Stamper.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dapper Dan Wishes You a Merry Christmas

Less then six weeks to go before Christmas is here, and this month the design team at One Crazy Stamper is celebrating by showing you projects featuring products from High Hopes rubber stamps.

This wonderful gentleman snowman is Dapper Dan which you can purchase here.  I have stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock and then colored him with Copic markers.  After fussy cutting him out I have added him to a card front featuring paper from Simple Stories, a sentiment die from Impression Obsession, and ribbon and wooden snowflake embellishments from my stash.

Card Recipe
Snowman - E50, E30, Colorless Blender, W0
Vest/Berries - E17, E19, E18
Greens - E81, E84, E87
Nose - E95, E99
Hat, Buttons, Wood Handle of umbrella - E44, E47, E49