Friday, July 30, 2010

Call The Firemen!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Man, our forecast for the next ten days looks absolutely horrible. Heat indexes of 104 to 108 almost every single day! I hope all of you summer people are enjoying this heat, but I'm so ready for it to be over. Bring on the cooler temps and lower humidity!

Okay, enough complaining from me! Let's get on to today's card

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I used the adorable little fireman from Jackie Mathews Fire Fighter Group for this. It's colored with Copic markers and a little bit of chalk. At first glance you might think this is a cute birthday card for a boy; and it would be except I don't need a birthday for a boy. Instead I used the fireman as a way of poking a little fun at a person having so many candles that they have to have the fire department on standby!

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The little rhyme was printed with my computer as was the greeting on the front of the card. I love the bright colors of this card! Well, enjoy your day and I hope you are staying cool or loving the heat wherever you may be! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sketchy Snowman

Good morning everyone! Yesterday evening we got to bring our cat home and he was more than ready to come home. The vet said he made a full recovery and she was very impressed with how quickly he recovered. She doesn't anticipate any future problems, but sometimes this can become a chronic condition and he may have to be put on a special diet if that happens.

Riley was sure interested in him. She kept going up to him and smelling him. We didn't notice her missing him while he was gone, but she was sure glad to have him home!

Yesterday was the sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers and I wanted to play along, so I made this

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I used one of the adorable snowmen by Cheryl Alger and colored with Copic markers. I did a little sponging around the edges of the panel. The sentiment was computer generated. I put together two of my crocheted snowflakes to create an even fancier snowflake and added some stickles to it.

I hope you have a wonderful day today, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Super Simple Tropical

Hi everyone! I was (and still am!) short on time the other day and needed to make a quick card for someone. I came up with this

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This is about as easy as it gets. I printed out the Flamingo image by Joni Walker and then just swiped chalk across the card. Once the chalks were the way I liked, I erased the chalk off the flamingo and colored it with Copic markers.

After that it was just a matter of giving it a mat and sticking on some pretty designer paper! I did add a few stickles to the water and drew some white water lines by the flamingo's foot with a gel pen.

Since this is such a quick card to make, it's perfect for the Teaparty this week where all of us are to make fast cards to show slow Moe how to be fast! That will all make sense to you if you read the story!

Our cat is still in the vet's care but we did go up and visit him last night. He still has an IV in his leg for fluids. They did say that he ate something! He was glad to see us. He has a huge iguana in the cage next door! They said we should be able to bring him home today! Thanks for you caring thoughts.

Well, enjoy your hump day and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tent Topper

Hi everyone! I promised I'd show you the tent topper card I made for the Squigglefly challenge, so here it is!

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I used this quirky little image Mark Hicks drew called Unconventional Christmas Tree. I love the big grin on Santa's face at the top! It's colored with Copic markers and I used a little bit of chalk around the edge so it would go better with the designer paper I used. I tied a bow around the lower portion and then hung a little star charm from it.

These tent topper cards are really easy to make, so I hope you'll play along in the challenge too!

On a personal note, our cat hasn't been eating the past couple of days so we took him to the vet yesterday and they've determined that he has pancreatitis. He has to stay there for a couple of days while they give him fluids and pain meds and hopefully he will start eating again once he feels better. Please say a prayer for him to get better. He's a really sweet little boy and I want him back home with us!

I hope you have a fantastic day and thanks as always for stopping by!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Peaceful Sympathy

Happy Monday to you all! I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was a really lazy one. I couldn't seem to get motivated to do much - maybe it was too much birthday celebrating on Thursday and Friday!

Unfortunately, another friend of mine lost her mother recently and I found myself in need of another sympathy card. This time I printed out one of the sentiments from the Sympathy Sentiments set by Michalle Bertuzzi and positioned it under Rich Davis's Willow Tree image.

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I used Copic markers and chalk to color the image. It's doesn't come through in the photo, but the layer behind the coral color surrounding the image panel is gold. It looks more like cork in the photo!

Today is a new challenge on the Squigglefly blog, and Kim has challenged everyone to make a tent topper card. You can find out how to make one as well as see lots of fun samples by the design team by visiting the blog - and why don't you play along? I have one I'll share with you tomorrow!

Enjoy your Monday, and thanks for looking!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sneak Peeks!

Hi everyone and happy Friday! Thank you for the birthday wishes yesterday. I had a wonderful birthday and received so many wonderful gifts and cards!

I have TWO cards to share with you today and they both have sneak peeks of images being released this weekend at Squigglefly. The first one combines the cute little Boogie Board girl from Jackie Mathews along with a flip flops image that is part of a set of ELEVEN images from Bonita Jones called Surf Watch that will be released this weekend.

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I colored the images with Copic marker and chalked the sky and sand. The sketch is from Saturday's sketch challenge on Papercraft Planet. I printed the flip flops out in a border and then cut a scalloped edge around them to create the whole border.

The next card was so much fun to do. It uses a darling cow from artist Jackie Mathews that will be part of this weekend's release. The image is called Hello There and I love the incredulous look on the cow's face!

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I colored the cow with Copic markers and chalked a little yellow around her. The words are computer generated. I know you wanna know what the inside says

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LOL! I don't know about you, but I have Deja Moo all the time! Now, aren't you itching for these images to hit the store? Keep checking the design team's blogs for more sneak peeks!

Now I'm going to share something really special with you, and it's a sneak peek of sorts. This is the birthday card my sister Lynne Stansbery made for me. She did save the image before she colored it, so while it isn't part of this week's release it will be in the store soon!

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Isn't it just the cutest thing? I love it!

I hope you have a terrific Friday, and thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Back To School Clothes Shopping

Hi everyone! A while back I was talking with Heather and she mentioned she was going to be doing some back to school clothes shopping with her tween daughter soon. We joked about how not fun that is. Well, sometimes it can be fun - but at that age what the child wants to buy versus what the parent likes and is willing to pay - there are bound to be some arguments!

Anyway, I made this card for Heather as a kind of joke

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I used the Shy Bear If The Shoe Fits image and colored with Copic markers and chalk. The words are computer generated. Here's the inside of the card

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I love the look on this mother bear's face!

Today is my birthday and to celebrate we are going out to eat at a favorite Chinese place of mine! I've received so many wonderful cards and a couple of gift certificates so I can get my Copic refills! Yay!

Tomorrow I will have a sneak peek of one of this weekend's release. It's a fun one! Have a great one, and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's A Lot Of Bloomin' Challenges

Hi everyone! I only have one card to share today, but it's for a lot of different challenges! Here's the card

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I started out doing this for Squigglefly's bloom challenge and used the Floral Sweetness image by artist Lynne Stansbery. It's colored with Copic markers and chalked around the edges.

The sentiment is from a clear Hero Arts set, and I used rain dots on the side. This was a super fast card to make!

Here are the other challenges I'm entering this in
Digital Tuesday - birthday card and of course use a DIGI!
My Time to Craft - use a checked pattern on your card
Papertake Weekly - Cute!
Tuesday Morning Sketches - the sketch

Enjoy your day, and stay cool! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Getting Punchy With A Tweet Bird

Hi everyone! I'm going to share TWO cards with you today! The first one is the card I made for Heather's Get Punchy challenge. I used the free image from Revi Devi Paat. If you enter the challenge you can win a prize, and you get entered twice if you use one of Revi's images AND there's a FREE ONE so why not join in?

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I colored with Copic markers and used stickles. When I printed it I didn't know what I wanted the bird to be twittering about, so I left it blank. Later I wrote in the "TWEET! TWEET!" and then printed the silly punny sentiment with my computer. Do you get it? There are two tweets so it's two tweet! yeah, Chesney doesn't like it either! LOL!

Anyway, The featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers had a card that another little bird of Revi's was perfect for! I used the Pheasant Suprise bird and colored with chalk. The eye is a half black pearl and really is what makes the bird look so darn cute!

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Lots of doodling on this card, which I love to do but don't think to do unless I am casing a particular card that has it. I also love the shaped cards and making this card gave me some ideas for some cute Christmas cards. If you want to see the card I cased you can click HERE

Enjoy your day, and thanks for looking!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stamp Class Cards

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! I promised I would share with you the cards we made at the stamp class I went to on Friday night, so here they are

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I don't remember the name of the Stampin' Up! set that we used, but both cards came from the same set. This first one was my favorite. I love the colors of pink and green we used. A simple card to make, but it really packs a lot of punch I think.

The next card uses a tree from the set. We stamped two in green and embossed them with clear embossing powder, and we stamped a third one with versa mark and embossed it with some gold tinsel embossing powder. The gold tree is cut out and popped up on the card

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What's hard to see is that we stamped some swirls with versa mark in the background.

Later, I made one similar to the trees card using one of the trees from Lynne Stansbery's Kaleidoscope Trees

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I colored with Copic markers and then ran a Quickie glue pen over the garland and sprinkled some gold glitter on it. I stamped some swirls on the background with versa mark and then rubbed some pearl ex over it to make them shimmer and stand out a bit more. The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set.

If you're thinking about your Christmas cards go check out Squigglefly's store because they are having a sale on their Christmas images,and don't forget to check out the Squigglefly blog today to see what the challenge is!

oh! I almost forgot! Heather started a new challenge on the Squigglefly group at Papercraft Planet! It's easy - just use a die cut shape or punch on your card! They are featuring the artwork of Revi Devi Paat this challenge and if you use one of her images you'll have an extra chance to win the prize! There's even a free image from Revi for you to use!

okay, I think I've told you everything now go enjoy your Monday, and thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cool Yule!

Hi everyone! Last night's Christmas card class was a lot of fun, and I will share the cards with you tomorrow.

I hope you've been to Squigglefly this morning and taken a look at all the new images. They are just so fabulous!

Today I've got another Christmas card using one of Mark Hicks funny images. This one is called Cool Santa. I love his shades!

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I colored him with Copic markers and then just cut him out with a circle nestabilities die. The pom pom on his hat is dotted with some puffy paint and the navy background is stamped all over with different snow flakes and then embossed with some winter wonderland embossing powder. A red ribbon is wrapped around the snowflake layer and the ends are tied through one of my crocheted snowflakes.

Didn't the snowflake turn out cute? I dotted parts of it with some stickles glitter, and I plan on doing some with beads soon. I've made a bunch of different ones, but I really need to get a different sized hook. If any of you are interested in trying out some snowflakes of your own, you can find a ton of patterns here.

On the inside of this card it says "Have A Cool Yule!"

Be sure to go see all of the new images and I think they are even having a Christmas sale now for all of us trying to get a head start on our Christmas cards! Enjoy your day, and thanks for looking!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Splash & Santa Raps?

Happy Friday everyone! I have TWO cards to share with you today, both featuring images from Squigglefly artist Mark Hicks. The first card is for the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. They want to see you use chalk! You all know that I am always using chalk for my sky and grass - so that's what I did here.

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This fun summer image is called Pool Party. the original image has the words "pool party" written on the pool, but I erased them prior to printing for my card. That's one thing I love about digis - being able to "mask" so easily!

It's colored with Copic markers and I used some crystal effects on the water puddle. I punched little flowers out of the same designer paper I used and dotted the centers with stickles.

Now my second card is another Christmas card, but this one is using a new image that will be released at Squigglefly tomorrow. It's not your run of the mill Christmas card

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LOL! Isn't this funny? This is called Hip Santa, and I just think it's hysterical. I colored Santa with Copic markers and then went to town on the texture. I used puff paint on his beard and did all the fur trim on his suit with Snow Tex.

On the inside I had so many things running through my head for this - I'm even working on an entire Santa Rap in my head - but for now I came up with

Have Yo Self A Merry Little Christmas

I hope this peek tweaks your interest enough to tune in to Squigglefly tomorrow to see all the new images! Check out the design team blogs today for more peeks. Enjoy your Friday, and thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Skateboarding To The Teaparty

Hi everyone! Here we are one day closer to Friday! Tomorrow night I'm going to a Christmas card making class to help get even further along in my Christmas cards. Should be fun, and I'll share with you what we make of course!

The teaparty this week at Splitcoast Stampers is all for an eleven year old boy named Mark who is undergoing chemotherapy right now. Mark is the nephew of a fellow stamper on Splitcoast and she has asked us to make cards that are all about sports. If you'd like to make a card for Mark, you can read all about him and get the address in the post here.

For my card I chose the Trick Rider image by Chesney Young. Skateboard riding is an extreme sport, right?

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I colored with Copic markers and chalked the sky. The words are from a clear Hero Arts stamp set. Three blue rain dots grace the side of the card.

It's been super hot here and yesterday while I was crocheting flowers for card embellishments I thought about trying to crochet some snowflakes! If I can't have the real thing I might as well make some. They turned out pretty cute, so look for me using them soon! I hope you're staying cool! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

featured bird

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fantastic week so far! On Sunday the featured stamper at Splitcoast stampers was former Squigglefly DT member Stephanie Seraano! You know I had to play along. If you want to see the card I picked you can see it here

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I used one of the birds from Nina Brackett's You Make My Heart Sing image and colored with Copic markers, of course. I used a black pen to make dots for a faux faux pierced look. The flower is die cut with a flower die from Provo Craft.

I'm keeping it short and sweet today - have a great one and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yikes! It's a Saturday Sketch

Hi everyone! Yesterday afternoon and evening we got the best rain! It was a long, soaking in one that we sorely needed. The temperature dropped from 92 to 77 which was soooo nice!

Every Saturday on Papercraft Planet they have a sketch challenge and the one they have this week is such a great one for so many images that I played along with two cards!

My first one is Christmas themed so I can enter it in a lot of challenges - there are a TON of Christmas in July challenges going on right now!

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The image is one of Cheryl Alger's adorable snowmen. this one is called Skating Snowman. He's colored with Copic markers. I die cut some snowflake parts out of some glittered felt and glued them together and then topped it with a little blue gemstone.

My next card is a birthday card. I know I make a lot of birthday cards - but I have SO many people to send birthday cards to! I love this one because it can be used for a man or woman; as long as they have a sense of humor!

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This ostrich is called What's Quacking? and is from Squigglefly's talented new artist Joni Walker. I love the look on this guy's face and of course I had to give him some googly eyes! The word is printed with my computer.

Here's the inside of the card

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Enjoy your day, and thanks for looking!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Christmas In July

Good morning to you all! I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was nice, but as always too short!

this morning on the Squigglefly Blog, Kim has challenged everyone to make a Christmas card! I have been needing to start on my Christmas cards so this was the push I needed to get me going. I printed out several of Robin Willis's Reindeer Badge image and pulled out some different Christmas papers, some ribbon, and felt to make these (click on any photo to enlarge)

These last two use the Deck The Halls image that Robin drew.

I hope you will join in Squigglefly's challenge and get a jump start on your Christmas cards! Also, there's still time to enter the DT CASE challenge and the Grand Opening Challenge over at Squigglefly's group on Papercraft Planet. Awesome prize up for grabs on those!

I hope you have a wonderful start to your week, and thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Tweeter Life

Hi everyone! Yesterday the sky clouded up and we got a little rain. Later it was still overcast so we decided to take Riley along for a boat ride on the river. The river was up too high for our usual sandbar to be out, but we had a good time. Then we came in to the boat dock, and Riley and I took off for a little walk while Brock got the boat back on the trailer.

We were walking along and suddenly Riley lunged for something that was under a tree. It was a skunk! Yep, she got a face full of skunk juice! She kept trying to shake him and I was dragging her away trying not to get sprayed myself! Luckily we learned the hard way a few years ago when a smooth haired fox terrier we used to have named Jacy got skunked what the best course of action is! We had a skunk kit in the truck - baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and liquid shampoo. We mixed that all up with the some water we had and got most of the goo off of her. The poor thing swallowed a bunch of it and threw up about four times.

Anyway, she's not smelling like a flower by any means, but she doesn't smell too bad anymore - unless she breathes on you! LOL! I truly think Riley thought that was the best part of the whole trip!

I have a card to share with you today that took me way longer than it should have to complete. It was one of those cards where I just kept adding this or that and changing my mind on what I wanted to do three or four times, but in the end I really love the way the card looks.

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I started out making this as my DT CASE card for the challenge I've got going on HERE. I chose to case the card that Nancy Cappelen made. I stayed with her matchbook style, and I went with the bird theme she had going on, but I pretty much changed everything else.

I chose the Feathered Neighbors image by Revi Devi Paat and printed it out twice on some designer paper and once on some white card stock. I cut the birds from the white card stock and colored them and cut them out. I layered one of the trees cut from the paper over the image on the card stock and then I cut out each leaf from the other printed image and glued the end down over the leaves but let the tips curl up. I did a little bit of shading around the leaves with a green Copic marker.

I ten glued some blue yarn fluff to the birds for tail feathers and stuck them in the tree. I cut a strip of designer paper for the bottom, and I liked the words showing in the paper so I just let it be and didn't add a sentiment to the front.

The bottom section is folded up and held in place with some cording that's tied through the ends. The bottom on the top fold tucks under to stay closed. Here's a look at the inside

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It really looks so much better in real life! Have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sympathy and Cheer

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I have two cards to share today. The first one was made for a dear friend of mine who lost her mother. I used one of the flowers from Nina Brackett's Fancy Flowers set. I colored it with colored pencils. Are you noticing more pencil from me lately? It's probably because so many of my Copics are needing refills! I'm trying to hold out for my birthday and I'll tell my family to get me a gift certificate so I can order some refills!

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I printed the flower out twice and cut some of the petals out to layer over the main image. The sentiment is one of several from Michelle Bertuzzi's set of Sympathy Sentiments (there are TEN different sentiments in that set!). I clipped the corners and sponged some pink ink on the edges.

My second card is just a simple card I made to send to a friend just out of the blue for no special reason.

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I used the perky little Cherries from Angie Davis. They are colored with Copic markers. I embossed a piece of white card stock and used some decorative edge scissors to cut the corners. I round the bottom corners of the designer paper and mounted the cherries on a scalloped circle. I would love to have a little cherry charm to hang from the ribbon, but the closest I had was an apple!

Well, I hope you have a fantastic Friday and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dog Days

Hi everyone! If you have been following my blog for a while then you know I am not a fan of summertime. I have been trying really hard not to complain about it this year though. I mean, I can't change the weather by complaining so why make everyone around me miserable by listening to me gripe?

One thing I love to do though, is to tease people who do love summer. There are a ton of people in my life who complain about the cold and pine for the summer during our short burst of winter. So summer arrives and they are thrilled and happy and loving it - until mid July. Then they are a little sick of it too, and I hear THEM complaining about it! That's when I love to step in and use a well worn phrase you hear a lot in the south

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This card is going to be sent to one of my summer loving friends. I thought the expression on this dog's face looks perfect for my snarky inside comment

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I'm a real brat sometimes, aren't I? The fun image is called Dog In A Cap and is drawn by the ever talented Rich Davis. I used colored pencils to color it and the sentiment on the front and inside are computer generated.

I hope you are enjoying these dog days, and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Let's Tie One On!

Happy hump day! I'm lovin' the fact that this is already the middle of the week! I wanted to make a quick birthday card and this is what I came up with

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I used the Father's Ties image and printed the sentiment out on my computer at the same time as I printed the image. It was fun coloring the ties all differently, and I used my Copic markers. I know this image was meant to be for Father's Day, but it works for a cute birthday card too don't you think?

Did you get a chance to look at the design team cards for the CASE challenge on Papercraft Planet? If not, be sure to go take a look and play along!

Enjoy your Wednesday, and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just To Brighten Your Day

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. Ours was a lot of fun. We were invited to a couple of cookouts with family, and we played some games and stayed out of the heat. We also had a lot of fun hanging out in the grand opening of the papercraft planet group. Lots of prizes were given out and there's still a couple of challenges going on to win some more! You can join in the Celebration Challenge where you make a card for a happy celebration, or you can join the DT CASE challenge where you pick one of the cards made by a Squigglefly design team member to CASE.

And if all that's not enough, you can go check out the Monday Challenge on the blog! It's a simple challenge - Anything Goes!

Squigglefly had their release on Saturday and the new images are just all so fun to play and create with I just wish there were more hours in a day! I could get used to having a three and a half day weekend! How about you?

Here's a card I made that uses one of Lynne's shy bears. This bear is a special one she drew to send to our sister Becky after she finished her second bone marrow transplant. She is calling this Becky's Bright Bear in her honor.

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I colored with Copic markers and chalk was used on the background. I paired it with this sentiment.

It's back to work today - wishing you a happy one! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fun and Prizes for a Grand Opening

Good morning and Happy Fourth of July to you! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and that your celebration of this country's independence is a safe one!

We are still celebrating the grand opening of Squigglefy's new group on Papercraft Planet. Lots of prizes were given away yesterday and there was another freebie offered! I hope you take some time go over and check it all out! The challenge they have going on for the grand opening is to create a card that is for a happy celebration. It can be a card for any kind of happy occasion. There's a really special prize up for this challenge. It's a hand colored original drawing of the new Mama's Little Helper image that was just released this weekend. Lynne Stansbery has colored this with colored pencils and it's signed. I went shopping for a frame for this yesterday and found the perfect one. Here's what you could win
Just go HERE to play along!

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Here's the card I made for the challenge.

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I used Michelle Bertuzzi's Fintastic Friend image. I printed it out twice; once on card stock and once on acetate. I flipped the acetate over and scribbled some Copic markers on the water and gravel part and then I dripped a little of the Copic blender ink on the water colors and let it swirl and become watery. Once it was dry, I added some crystal effects on the bubbles and laid the acetate on top. This created dimension and the crystal effects also holds the acetate.

Another card I made uses an image by an artist new to Squigglefly this week - Joyous Bird is by Revi Devi Paat and was so much fun to color. I used Copic markers and chalk for the sky.

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Now I'm off to see who today's featured stamper is on Splitcoast Stampers. Please join the fun at the Papercraft planet group and don't forget that today is the last day you can use the code for a whopping 30% discount at Squigglefly!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Really Quick Post!

I'm making this short and sweet today - come by Squigglefly's new group on Papercraft Planet and join in the fun! Yesterday there was a lot of chatting, meeting the design team, prizes given out to random commenters, and lots of card sharing!

The new releases at Squigglefly are out - come look at all the wonderful new images and see what Joni Walker and Revi Devi Paat, the two newest artists to join Squigglefly have drawn for you!

Be sure to swing by Squigglefly's blog to make your shopping at the store even sweeter!

Here are a couple of cards I made with some of the new images

This one is called Pudgy Flyer by Joni Walker. I colored with Copic markers and made scallops with punched circles

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This one uses a sentiment and a stem image from a set by Michelle Bertuzzi called Smell The Flowers. This set has a whopping 13 images in it! I chalked around the background and added some home made flower soft to the stem. The left side has two scored lines and then I glued a thin strip of gold card board from a candy box between the two lines.

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and last but not least is a card I made using the free image Lynne Stansbery drew for Bella Tucker.

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I colored with Copic markers and chalked the sky. The hearts are glittered with rubystone glitter. This adorable image is called Hi Bella and was one of the freebies given out at the Papercraft Planet grand opening yesterday. There is going to be another freebie today - so why aren't you there yet?

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 2, 2010

One of those days to show a featured stamper card

Well, I had a totally different card to show you today but last night I shared it with the girls in the papercraft planet group and realized the sentiment I had printed out was missing a word! It's sort of ironic though because what the sentiment was supposed to say was "Having one of those days?" but I left out the word "one"! So, I guess I was having one of those days! Well, now that I've told you the whole story I might as well share it with you and let you imagine the sentiment being correct!

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This was made for the sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. I used a combination of Copic markers, colored pencils, and chalk to color it. The designer paper is from Die Cuts With A View Citrus mat stack. I embossed the blie piece of card stock with a circles folder to go with the circles in the paper.

the inside of the card says "I'll be there if you fall" I love the look on the bear's face - he looks like he's not sure what he should move next so he's not moving anything! This is one of the new images that will be released at the Squigglefly store tomorrow. It's called Walking Tall, and is drawn by Lynne Stansbery!

Next I have a card that I made last weekend for the featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast stampers.

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I used the Party Elephant image by Mark Hicks. It's colored with Copic markers. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a clear Hero Arts set.

Good news! Squigglefly's blog has surpassed their 300 followers mark so they have issued a special code to use for a whopping 30 percent off! The code is only good for purchases made through Sunday, but doesn't that make the release on Saturday super sweet?!

The grand opening celebration of the Squigglefly group on Papercraft planet starts today - so get your blog surfing done and then come join us HERE! I'll be popping in and out all weekend long and we've got some good things lined up for ya!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Birthday Safari

The winner of my blog candy was announced yesterday - was it you? To find out be sure to read THIS POST!

Hi everyone! What a wonderful cool morning it is! We had a bit of a break from the horrible heat wave and it actually dropped into the high sixties last night so it looks as if Riley and I will have a pleasurable walk this morning!

I have a card today that uses one of the images that will be released this weekend at Squigglefly. Joni Walker is making her artistic debut on Squigglefly this weekend. You can see this and several other of her wonderful images on Saturday.

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This image is called African Giraffe and I colored it with Copic markers. I used a bit of green chalk around the background. The animal print background paper is some that I got the last time I shopped at the Dollar Tree. You know the squares of tissue they use to wrap around breakables? Well, I just asked for some of them in the prints I liked and they let me pick! It's like being able to get your choice of free papers at a scrapbook store! It goes perfect with this giraffe don't you think?

I wrapped some cording around the bottom and pushed the ends through a bead that I had in my stash. Don't forget to check out the new design team's blogs for more sneak peeks! I am entering this card in the Dare You To Digi Stamp challenge which is all about the outdoors!

I hope you have a great day, and thanks for looking!