Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hello everyone. This week's Simply Betty Challenges challenge was to create a Halloween project without using traditional Halloween black, orange, purple or green. Being a green lover made this a difficult one for me. I think EVERYTHING should be green. I looked around for inspiration and decided to use blue and gold in honor of my very handsome blue and gold macaw, Ferguson.

The picture doesn't do Ferguson justice. His colors are sooooooooooo vibrant and amazing. I couldn't get the scanner to work tonight so unfortunately, the vibrant colors I used for the card don't show up very well either.

I used Simply Betty's Christian vamp digi and colored him in all blue using Copic markers. I don't think you can see very well in the picture but he is dimensional. I also used Azure Smooch on his cape for a little gloss. The haunted house is from SU as well as the sentiment. I heat embossed the house with a deep blue. I also used a Martha Stewart goo punch for the border. SU inks were used all over the background.
I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog and hope that you will return in the future.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I am so pleased to announce that I won on my first try. I am tickled pink!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


This card is for this week's Simply Betty Challenges challenge. Not only is it SBC's first challenge, but it is my first online challenge. I am soooooooooooo excited. The challenge was to use this picture of Betty's socks as inspiration.

You could use the pattern, colors or both. Obviously, I chose both. I used the Mina Digi from the Victorian Beauties. I started with glossy cardstock and printed the leopard spots. Then I put on my kindergarten scribbling hat and went to town with my Copic markers. After coloring, I printed Mina on the same paper and cut out parts of her dress to match the background. I colored the rest of her with Copic markers.
I did have a bit of an accident with her hair. I wasn't pleased with my shading and really messed it up trying to fix it. After walking away from it for a few minutes it hit me...just color over it with pumpkin Smooch. I think it turned out ok. My friend suggested the color. She said "I think she would be STUNNING with red hair".
I also used some Nestabilities, a few orange gumdrops and some scrap ribbon. The punch behind the ribbon is from Martha Stewart. The cardstock is from SU as is the sentiment. I thought and thought and thought about what I wanted this to say. I decided to use a French stamp. I think it says "You are never more than a thought away", if it doesn't...who cares. It still looks good.
Thanks for visiting and wish me luck on my first challenge please.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This hockey card is for one of the two best hockey players I know...Shawn Weissberg! He has been playing hockey since he was very little. His Gram wanted something super special for him and I was more than happy to create this. The digi I used was from KLM. The cardstock is from SU as are the brads. I used Gina K Pure Luxury for the hockey player and I colored him with Copic markers (my fave). The pattern paper is from my big box of scraps.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I recently made this birthday card for my crazy friend Lisa. This image just screamed LISA to me! I can even see her dressing up like this and going out on the town (lol). The digi I used for this is from Kenny K. I love his "Gothik Angelz". This one is Delores D'ammage. LUV her! I colored her with Copic markers. The cardstock is from SU and the pattern paper is digital (I think - I just had it in a pile of scraps).

Ok it masterpiece. These are ACTUAL people and I am soooooooooo glad that you can actually tell. I was a little worried that this wouldn't turn out but I am happy to say that it did! I think it came out very well. I colored them with Copic markers (ok, maybe OVERcolored is a better way to say it - as the finish was coming off on the paper). I was looking at the actual picture of the family to do the coloring. It took me about two hours to complete the family. I made this card for a friend to give to her daughter. I think she is going to luv luv luv it!

Stamp - there is no stamp for the people. I used a floral background stamp form Rubber Neckers

Cardstock is from SU and Gina K Designs

Punches from SU & Die Cuts from Spellbinders

This was another challenge from our local 3FC group. Our project had to include iris folding in any way we wanted. I chose this evening gown because I wanted to try something a little harder to see if it would come out correctly. I thought this was just lovely.
The pattern is from Snarffsplate and I used some hammered gold paper from Pat Catan's.

I belong to a craft group called 3FC. We give each other challenges once a month. This challenge was to have a flag somewhere on the card. I found the background image online and layered the rest. I thought she was really cute! The digi i used for this is called Patriotic Patty from Sassy Studio Designs and she was colored with Copics. I also used some nestabilities.

This little cutie is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. This was made for a lovely little girl named Isabelle. I felt Belle was the perfect image to use. I really love using digis for my projects. I can size them to whatever size I need for my projects. I have several of the fairytale girls.

Stamp by Sassy Studio Designs & SU
Colored with Copic markers
Cardstock by SU
Die cuts by SU
Digital Paper also used

Sorry it took me so long to update my blog. I have been quite a busy girl. This design hits home. I have a close friend that lost both her breasts a while back. She is a great lady and had recently became aquainted with a woman who was about to go through the same thing. I made this card for my friend to give to her new friend the day before her surgery.

Stamp by Stamp Insanity
Colored with Copic markers
Cardstock is SU Melon Mambo & Whisper White
Paper is a floral I picked up at Archiver's - not sure of the brand