Showing posts from December, 2012

December Pin Up Challenge - Get Ornamental

For this month’s challenge at Bombshell Stamps, the Pin Up Challenge was to “Make it Ornamental”.

Instead of creating a paper ornament, I’ve been wanting to try creating my own. So I purchased a plastic ornament at Joann’s and filled it with Elmer’s glue. *Note - use floor polish if you want it to  dry translucent.

After swirling it around a bit to make sure all of the sides of the inside of the ornament were covered, I poured out the excess glue and folded a piece of paper to funnel the glitter into the ornament. And then I shook! I repeated and tapped out the excess glitter and glue.

After it dried I replaced the cap.

Originally my idea was to stamp on the plastic with Stazon, however after many failed attempts, I gave in. *Note - Stazon comes off of plastic with lighter fluid.

Instead, I stamped the image I wanted (I used the Tattoo sentiment from the Sacred Heart set) and colored and cut it out. Then I adhered it to the domed surface with Ranger's Glossy Accents and set to dr…

New Copic Workshop!!!

Have you heard?! There are new Copic offerings! Not only is there a new three-piece blending kit available, but there is a workshop called The Copic 2013 Color & Ink Workshop! Of course I'm absolutely dying to take this workshop!! I've got to first take my Intermediate Certification Class as I am certified for the Standard Certification. Are you going to sign up for the workshop???

Bombshell Stamps December Sketch Challenge

Welcome Back!

Playing along with the Sketch Challenge at Bombshell Stamps is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. This month's sketch was great! Here's what I came up with!

I created this piece using the Vintage Motorcycle and King of the Road stamp sets.
You can see the sketch and all of the wonderful Bombshell Girl's creations at the Bombshell Blog! Hope you check it out!

Mark's Finest Papers - Red and Green #137

Today's challenge was to make a Christmas card using red and green. This is what I came up with.

I hope you like. :) I'm usually a Grinch. I don't care for making holiday cards that much, but this floral image from the Mark's Finest Papers Amaryllis Definition set spoke to me and seemed to work well with this single layer card. You can layer it! I've colored it here with my Copic Markers to add depth and interest.


Slider Card Tutorial

Break out your favorite Bombshell and let's get started with a great style of movable card - slider cards!

You will need the following:

1.  Pop dots - preferably the round ones, but if you do not have those, you can always round off the square ones.

2.  Two pennies

3.  Stampin' Up Word Window Punch (or the like) OR a craft knife/xacto

4.  Your favorite Bombshell image. I am using Bombshell's 
Hawaiian Girl set.

First, select the papers that you would like to use and stamp out your images. Stamp, color and cut out the images that you would like to use.
Now create the base of your card.

Now, on the base of your card, figure out how far you want your slider to go, lengthwise.
On a scratch piece of paper, punch out a template if you like, as I did here.

Trace and punch the actual paper you would like to use. Distress if you like. I'm using Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Antique Linen.
Add pop dots to the back of this, but try to stay clear of the sliding area.

I am layerin…

Mark's Finest Papers - You've got Style!

I just love this feminine set from Mark's Finest Papers. It is the You've Got Style set and it is SO much fun. I was just having a play and not really concerned with following a sketch, but it turned out pretty cute anyways.
I background stamped with the shoes offered in this set and colored them with my copic sketch markers. I stamped the boot and a handbag and popped them off with pop dots and stuck them on. A pretty simple card, but pretty cute! ;) I hope you like it.


Mele Kalikimaka!

Welcome Back! Don't you just love this image? Its the Hawaiian Girl set from Bombshell Stamps and she was absolutely PERFECT for this card. I also used the Banner Sayings set from Bombshell Stamps to create this holiday card. I love Hawaiian-themed Christmas or holiday cards because they're a fun alternative to classic holiday cards. I hope you like it!

This card has been entered into Drunken Stamper's Fire and Ice challenge! Cheers

Spilling the Beans!

Hi Everyone!

I've been so looking forward to this day since I found out, but today I actually get to spill the beans!

WELL...Ever since my good friend Cheryl Valadez introduced me to Copic Markers I've been addicted to coloring with them. And as a coloring fanatic, I've also been a fan of Kenny K for quite some time.

So, I'm so excited to announce that I've made the team for Kenny K! I'm looking forward to getting to know my fellow teammates and enjoying our time together on the team!

Yay! :)


No Red or Green - Mark's Finest Papers #136

This week's challenge at Speedy Fox & Friends was to make a traditional holiday card not using red or green. So I chose blue and gold and used the ivy from the Ivy and Blossoms set.

Guess I'm just a Scrooge because holiday cards are probably the least favorite type of cards for me to make. But this was fun. I really like how the gold embossing shows up on the Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain. And I got to use the rest of my pretty blue and gold fine paper!
What do you think?