Friday, February 25, 2011

Tag Tuesday- "postcards"

Love that Tag Tuesday challenge blog.   There are some of THE best artists over is one blog I LOOK at all the entries!  The theme for 2 weeks is "Postcards etc.." and here is my entry.  When I first found out I would be on the dt for STAMPOTIQUE  I knew this would be one stamp I would's Vintage postcard and doesnt everyone NEED it?  lol  I sponged it with TH weathered wood and black soot, stamped the postcard and ran it thru my cb.  I used a car cut out from graphic 45 proper gentleman pad and some TH photo reel with a flower.    TFL and I hope u r having a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stampotique with Technique Junkies :)

Hey there! The Stampotique Designer's challenge blog is teaming up with the Technique Junkies and Pat Huntoon for a new challenge.  The technique is called Faux Barnwood and I really had fun trying it out!  We all want you to join in this week and try this technique or ANY of the techniques Pam uses on her website to win TWO prizes!   Oh...and there will be TWO winners!  Pat Huntoon has graciously donated one of her  Fancy Folds and Motions CDs PLUS A TWO YEAR online subscription!  (2010 + 11 issues) The other winner will be receiving a $30.00 gift cert towards  stamps in the STAMPOTIQUE STORE!
Stampotique will randomly draw 2 winners  for the prizes before the next challenge on March 9th.  Stay tuned to the website as both the Stampotique dt and the Tech Junkies will be sharing some wonderful creations using the Faux Barnwood tech over the next couple weeks! Here are a few deets:  Use a Stampotique image only, Link to the Faux Banwood tech or a tech from the Technique Junkies that you chose to use in your blog post, Link directly to your challenge post, Be THERE BY MARCH 8...or be square!!  AND HAVE FUN!
 This is"'FLOWER POT GIRL"  #2139-  from the Stampotique store!  Check out the "faux barnwood " background made to "peel" with Elmers glue and white acrylic paint...
thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mojo 179 and the Catered crop challenge...Eat Cake !

So...have I mentioned I LOVE  "Eat Cake graphics"??  lol...yes..think I have.  Well I also get a kick out of the Catered crop challenge blog.  Fun challenges and great dt.  Yep well.. Eat Cake is sponsoring over there and I couldnt resist "hooking up" with the Mojo sketch for the week.  Is this guy the cutest little pup or what? :)   He is called " Sparky's a Big Dog " and I stamped him with memento black ink and colored with a few copics.  He is cut out with SB and the dp is BG wander .  For the Catered crop ingredients used : patterned papers, kitchen/type dish???  he he he..tryin!, squares and I used an Eat Cake image!!  taaa-daaa!   These kinds of images always catch me with a smile since I have a rottweiler and a pug...they are hilarious and I guess I need something atleast to hold me over till I get some GRANDCHILDREN....hint hint...  :)  tfl!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stampotique-birthday wishes! and the Blissful ATC swap for Feb

Had to make a birthday card and since "banners" seem to be a "thing" in blog land -this image reminded me a bit of them.  This is "make lots of wishes" #5020 from STAMPOTIQUE.  I used dp from the Paper Studio called Polka dot-multi and I colored my banners with Copics.  Now the dp with the happy birthday all over it was just computer generated since I couldnt find what I wanted! :)  Also- the top scallop (blue) was colored with copics on Neenah paper so it would match my "wishes" banners.  Came together quite quickly ! I also think I should give a little "shout out" to one of the owners of "Stampotique" since the dt found out MR. JIM recently had  a milestone birthday.... Consider this your virtual card!  ha ha! :) 

Next up:  I am a "blissfull trader" over the "BLISSFULL ATC" swap and the month of Feb had a theme of "love" OFCOURSE...  :)   here is my atc with a little part of  a poem I found :

NOW here is my swap partner Sharon's gorgeous atc-  my pic of it doesnt show the really pretty glittery inside but take my word for it= LOVELY!  Check out her VERY inspiring blog to see more of her wonderful work!  I was so impressed and delighted to swap with her!
Thank you Sharon! :)

Notice the little envelope with "miss Jane" written on it!  he he he..... love it! tfl!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Copic Creations challenge for Feb 15...Get warm!

Hey, BUGABOO is the new sponsor for the new challenge over at Copic Creations blog.  The challenge is to use "warm colors " from the color wheel.  Yep, we just used cool colors so this is next in line! :)  Come join us for some great "candy" as a prize from Bugaboo stamps and check out what the rest of the girls on the dt did this month.  This is "Ava heart" and I would say she is perfect for this challenge.  Copics used are listed on the challenge blog and the sentiment was computer generated.  This was suppose to be for my hub but he came walking in my craft cave and saw it a bit early!  Oh well...he said it is the thought that counts...thats why he IS MY Valentine...  tfl :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine theme at STAMPOTIQUE

A quick post to let you in on the "deets" at the Stampotique blog.  The theme is a love/Valentine one and you can use any image this time!  So hop on over and play for a chance to win a $30.00 gift cert for the Stampotique store!  BTW...this gorgeous Valentine guy is "smile" #6078 and i colored him with a few copics- gotta love em- I really fell hard for this cutie the first time I saw him :)  easy peasy !...  he he he! Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Catered Crop challenge- Follow the recipe!

If you havent seen the new challenge blog "Catered Crop", you should take a peek.  What a fun and easy challenge blog!  The rules are simple and fun.  Use some of the "ingredients" from the posted card on your project and enter!  Stampotique is the sponsor over there and WOW the candy is awesome!  THIRTY BIGGIES $30.00 worth of STUFF to the winner!  Hey....thats awesome! :)    Here is my card using the image "Baby cakes" and new favorite stamp AGAIN..."bla bla bla"  he he! I colored this girlie with Copics and popped up her skirt a bit.  Then I just added a little red stickles to make her look a little glittery ... THIS IS  for Valentines day.. :)  My recipe ingredients were: cs or dp=reds, pinks in dp, patened paper, stamp, ribbon and theme=love.... Dp is from my lcs and the dotted ribbon is from JoAnns.  I made this for my other dd to give to her boyfriend...   :)  She LOVES pink and this image is perfect for her!  Sentiment is computer generated.  TFL! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

CPS and Stampotique!

Stampotique is sponsoring the challenge over at the CPS blog and I REALLY like this sketch!  This card came together so easy- love when that happens!  One of my dds' also wanted me to make a valentine for her to give to her boyfriend so I am laughing over here wondering how she will like this

This CRAZY girl image is called "WOW" #2088 and when I first saw her I ABSOLUTELY had to have her!  Well...truth be told I could probubly say the same about most of the images at Stampotique.  :)  I just love these fun quirky images. :)  I used Vintage Valentine Fancy Pants designs CS and some of that co-ordination type stuff from my lcs.  Then I stamped #601 "bla bla bla" over the cs bottom.  I colored just a bit with copics- dont need much cuz this image is soooo cute by itself and attatched the 3 buttons.  I also did a little sewing on the side.   If you would like to see more of Stampotique images hop over to the CPS blog !  TFL! 
hAvE A gReAt  WEEKEND! bla bla bla bla.....bla...bla...bla...bla....   :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Icccceeeeeeee greetings, Unscripted Sketch chllge, Stampotique heart and more

Sometimes this icy snowy weather is just AWESOME to have - ofcourse that is IF your power is on!  I can get ALOT of stamping in when I dont have to work!  So- my sister is asking for a Vintage Valentine ...  I LOVE to stop in the local antique  mall and check out the vintage cards and I guess everything else :)  I found this vintage valentine and brought it home to make a card.  DP is a vintage feel from Fancy Pants found at Archivers last year.along with a few scraps from my drawer.  The vintage rose was from Michaels on the reduced table (love it) and I "flattened" it with a paper weight.
 The script is a free download.  I download ALOT of freebies from Tammy Tutterow ,the Vintage Moth- and the Graphics Fairy, check them out when you can .  My next card below is for the UNSCRIPTED SKETCHES CHALLENGE #91.  I did move the "box" down a little in the sketch...hope that it still fits!  The VERY CUTE heart is from STAMPOTIQUE!  Doesnt this heart just say it all???

 I made it for my niece as she will be preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.   It is almost like you dont need anything else on the card !  Then lastly I wanted to post this sympathy card (my sister also asked me for) just to show you how ABSOLUTELY QUICK it came together when u need one asap....

 The image (child angel/fairy) was also a freebie download and I typed my favorite bible verse on top and just popped it on a card front.  The little "love" tag was also a buck with a whole pack from MS on the reduced table at Michaels.  So- thanks for looking at my long post today!  Stay warm and safe if you are in the "icy zone" of the states! :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

COOL it down - Copic Creations challenge for Feb 1st 2011

Brrrrrrrr....this post comes at a perfect time with the weather we have going on! :)  Over at Copic Creations the new challenge is to color your image with "cool colors".  Our great dt leader has provided some links with info for your assistance in working with cool colors.  Our sponsor is Lili of the Valley and wow...check out their NEW cute images!  I have colored "Destiny's moon".  This gal looks pretty cool to me :)  I used the G000-02-03-07-and 17 then the BVs'-00-04  .  I used some C1 and BG 000 for the sky then added some glitter to look a little frosty.  Closer to her body is BG02.  The white snow is a Sharpie poster paint pen.  Dp is old and from my scraps, I think from JoAnns.  You really need to check out the rest of the dts' work on the challenge blog....awesome eye candy there!  TFL!