Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy Valentines Day ...

Good morning and Happy New Year! It's so nice to get back into crafting after the crazy month I had in December! Here's to hoping the New Year is rockin'!


Today I'm super excited to be sharing the Official Opening of the Artbymiran Blog

Our Theme for January is Valentines!


There are so many beautiful Valentine/Love images in the shop; however, this Heart Digital Stamp just stole my heart! :o)

I colored this beauty with Copic Markers, and applied distress ink for the background and grass. If you look closely you can see that the net is partially raised by foam squares. To get this look I fussy cut the whole image and paper-pieced her on top of another image. It is a great way to added dimension to your designs.

The sentiment is from Avocado Arts Sweet Treat Sweetie stamp set, and A Muse Studios Word Dies was used to cut the sentiment out. Final step was to apply distress ink around the edges.

Now for a closer look at Heart Digital Stamp ...

Copics: E000, E00, E21, R20, R81, R83, R85, R89, E30, E35, E37, E39, E70, E71, E74

My design was inspired by Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #187 ~ Any Past Sketch. I chose to use Sketch #154.



We would love for you to become a follower of the Artbymiran Blog and Artbymiran FB Page, along with visiting our shop to see all of the wonderful images artbymiran has to offer!

Wishing you all a Safe, Crafty, Happy & Prosperous New Year!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White, Bazzill Cherry Splash, Carta Bella Devoted DP
 - Stamps: Artbymiran Heart Digital Stamp, Avocado Arts Sweet Treat Sweetie stamp set
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass - Stormy Sky - Mowed Lawn & Festive Berries Distress Ink, Memento Love Letter
 - Other: Ribbon from Swap, AMS Word Dies, 3D Foam Squares

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Birthday Celebration Blog Hop ...

We are having a Birthday PARTY for Corinne & Irene

Blog Hop Style! 

If you arrived from Kay's Blog then you are in the right place! However, if you just arrived head on over to Simply Betty's Blog to start at the beginning, and for a complete list of all of the talented ladies partying in today's Hop!

... First up is my card for Corrine ...


This beauty is called Mrs. Jones and was created by Betty for today's party!!!

... and now for Irene's card ...


This beauty is called Irene Bday girl and was created by Betty for today's party!!!


The PARTY continues over on Cindye's Blog so boogie on over to see her lovely creations!

Thank you for joining the Birthday PARTY!!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Fun plus an Announcement ...

Good morning! Are you all ready for the holidays? I'm thankful to say that with all of the craziness that happened in my personal life this month I managed to get all my shopping done, and the gifts are all wrapped and ready to go.

With Love to Create Challenges on vacation until the 2014, I wanted to share some AWESOME News and a Winter Fun card with you today.

I have been asked to join the Art by Miran Design Team! I am honored that Mi Ran asked me to create with her beautiful designs! You can read all about Mi Ran and the rest of the Designers on the newly created Art by Miran Blog.

Now for some FUN ...

Allow me to introduce you to Winter Big Eyed Girl.


Copic Markers and Chalk Pencils were used to color this beauty. Distress inks were applied to the background, White Opal Liquid Pearls was applied for the snow, and a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen were used on the snowflakes. YNS Berry Red Gumdrops (YNSGD010) was the finishing touch for my design.

Here is Winter Big Eyed Girl uncolored ...


My design for today's card was inspired by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #237.



Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Cherry Red, AMS Eucalyptus, MME Merry Little Christmas DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass & Stormy Ski Distress Ink
 - Other: YNS Berry Red Gumdrops (YNSGD010)

Monday, December 16, 2013

LTC Challenge #96 ~ Anything Goes ...

Good morning! It's Monday morning and time for a NEW Love to Create Challenge to begin, and it's the last one for the year as we are taking 2-weeks off for the holidays.

Our Sponsor this weeks Challenge are ...
Eureka Stamps, Di's Digi Downloads, and Dr. Digi's House of Stamps


My card features the gorgeous Seasons Greetings Cardinal digi22901. Copic Markers and Chalk Pencils were used to color this gorgeous holiday image, and distress ink was applied over the background of the stamp.

The rest of the designers created some truly amazing projects to inspire you this week so make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog to check them out, and then I hope you share your project with us!

Challenges entering:
 - The Corrosive Challenge #189, Anything Goes
 - The Friday Mashup Challenge #139, Winter Project with Embossing



Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, AMS Navy
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky Distress Ink
 - Other: Nestabilities Square Dies, Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls Embossing Folder, Xmas Red Stickles, 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Coming Soon ...

Good morning. My blog has been pretty quite lately due to a death in the family. All of my Design Team projects that you've seen were scheduled before I got the news. It was nice to pick up my Markers again as it is therapeutic for me. I'll be sharing what I've been working on as soon I finish my projects.

For now I want to share some really awesome news ...


You can read all about Mi Ran on the newly created Artbymiran Blog!

That's not all!!! Artbymiran is having an amazing Holiday Special ...


Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Thursday, December 12, 2013

YNS FUN Friday Challenge #7 ...

Good morning and Happy Friday!



This lovely girl is called Looking Chic.

Copic Markers and Chalk Pencils were use to color Looking Chic. The background and sentiment are from the YNS Warm Winter Wishes (CYNS053). The snowflakes were stamped with Memento London Fog, and the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. A snowflake dimensional sticker and Want2Scrap Silver Rhinestones were added into the center of the snowflakes.

This week card is based on this months Sketch!

Here is our December Sketch & Inspirational Photo

Head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog to what the rest of the Designers created to inspire you. There have been some changes to the RULES, so make sure you look into that while you are there.

There are many amazing Digital Stamps available in the YNS Store, and the best part is that they are available for immediate download. While you're there make sure you check out the other products offered by YNS!!!

I look forward to seeing your projects over on the YNS Challenge Blog!

Challenges I'm submitting today's card into:
 - The Corrosive Challenge #189, Anything Goes

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Archiver's Hunter Green, Bazzill Cherry Splash

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hello ...

Good morning! I'm popping in to share a card I created using one of the lovely YNS Omni Digital Stamps released this month.


This young lady is called Chic Shopping.

Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils and a White Gelly Roll Pen were use to color Chic Shopping. The design of my card is based on the YNS FUN Friday Challenge #7 Sketch shown below. 

Here is our December Sketch & Inspirational Photo

There are many amazing Digital Stamps available in the YNS Store, and the best part is that they are available for immediate download. While you're there make sure you check out the other products offered by YNS!!!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, AMS Navy, Carta Bella Winter Fun DP
 - Other: AMS Toffee Twine, White Opal Liquid Pearls, SRM #55008 Thinking of You Fancy Sticker Sentiments

Monday, December 9, 2013

LTC Challenge #95 ~ White on White w/a Splash of Green

Good morning! It's Monday morning and time for a NEW Love to Create Challenge to begin.

Our Sponsors for this weeks Challenge are ...
Sassy Studio Designs and Fresh Brewed Designs

My first card features the beautiful Reindeer Pin Up by Sassy Studio Designs. She was colored with Copic Markers and paired up with Teresa Collins Santa's List DP, Neenah Solar White cardstock, Memory Box Frostyville Corner Die, Nestabilities Rectangular Dies, and AMS Ivory Pretty Pearls.



My second card features the lovely Holiday Candles by Fresh Brewed Designs. Copic Markers were used to color the image, and White Opal Liquid Pearls were used for the berries. I put the colored image behind a Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window Die, layered it onto an embossed background, and I applied Stickles to represent snow. Sentiment is part of the YNS Holly Darling Diva stamp set (CYNS056), which I punched out with an EKS punch, and put it under the window.


The rest of the designers created some truly beautiful projects to inspire you this week so make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog to check them out, and then I hope you share your project with us!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Thursday, December 5, 2013

YNS FUN Friday Challenge #7 ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! It's the first Friday of December so I have a NEW Your Next Stamp FUN Friday Challenge #7 to share with you.


This adorable guy is Little Winter Bear.

Copic Markers were use to color Little Winter Bear, distress ink was applied around the edge while still inside the die. SRM Stickers were used for the top and bottom borders, along with the sentiment.

I flipped this months sketch and incorporated some of the colors from the Inspirational Photo.

Here is our December Sketch & Inspirational Photo

Head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog to what the rest of the Designers created to inspire you. There have been some changes to the RULES, so make sure you look into that while you are there.

There are many amazing Digital Stamps available in the YNS Store, and the best part is that they are available for immediate download. While you're there make sure you check out the other products offered by YNS!!!

I look forward to seeing your projects over on the YNS Challenge Blog!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Papaya, Carta Bella Winter Fun DP
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
 - Others: Nestabilities Circle Dies, SRM #55001 Birthday Fancy Sticker Sentiments

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hello ...

Hey there! Just popping in to share a card I created using one of Mi Ran Jung's (FB Page) images; her Etsy Store is called Artbymiran.

Allow me to introduce you to Magna Girl 01.


Copic Markers and Chalk Pencils were used to color this beauty. Distress inks were applied to the background, White Opal Liquid Pearls was applied to the center of each flower, and SRM Sentiment was used with the final touch being Enamel Dots.

My design was inspired by the CLP Challenge Sketch #64. It's unfortunate for me to find this Challenge Blog and find out this is their last Sketch Challenge. :o(


It is still a beautiful sketch, and I just had to use it as it is perfect for Magna Girl 01.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Admiral, Papertry Ink Harvest Gold DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass - Stormy Ski & Faded Jeans Distress Ink
 - Other: SRM #55008 Thinking of You Fancy Sticker Sentiment, My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots

Blogaversary Candy Winner ...

Good morning! 

I would like to thank everyone who shared my Blogaversary Candy. 


Using Random Org I entered the following parameters 

Min = 1
Max = 8

and the WINNER of my Blogaversary Candy is 

#1
Ardilla

When #1 came up I had a good laugh. Sorry!
You will understand why, when you read the comment Ardilla left on my Blog ...

 Congrats on your blogaversary, Ruza! 
I wish you many more years of fun and friendship in blogland...
Thanks for the chance with the candy (although #1 is not too lucky).
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

Congratulations Ardilla!

Please email me your information at ...
ruzarbl65@gmail.com

Until next time ... Enjoy!!!

Ruza

Monday, December 2, 2013

Whimsy Stamps Announcement ...

Good afternoon. I'm super excited to announce that I am joining the Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team starting in January 2014!


I look forward to being able to share my designs featuring the amazing Whimsy Digital Stamps! Who knows you might even see a project from me for the 24-Days of Christmas Event happening this month!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

LTC Challenge #94 ~ Holiday Gift/3D Project ...

Good morning! It's Monday morning and time for a NEW Love to Create Challenge to begin.

Our Sponsors for this week Challenge are ...
QKR Stampede and StampArt Design by Kathryne

I have been seeing these Gorgeous 6" x 6" Mini Albums on Pinterest, which I've Pinned a few versions of, and decided to give it a try for today's Holiday Gift/3D Project. My post is a bit on the longer side, as I'm sharing some extra photos today.


The cover of my Photo Album features the beautiful Alannah from StampArt Design by Kathryne. Alannah was colored with Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils for highlighting, Distress Ink for the sky, and I applied Very Fine Glitter to the fur on her outfit. The snow is Fabric Paint that I applied after putting the cover together. 

Here is a side view of the closed album.

Now for several shots of the album open.

The sentiments you see are from the Clear & Simple Flurry Days Sentiment Stamp Set.



One of the Pinterest Pins provides a direct link to instruction on how to create on of these Gorgeous Albums, along with a LOT more pictures and I want to share it with you today. If this is of interest to you ... head on over to Gloria Stengel's Blog Post to see what truly inspired me to try making one of these.   

The rest of the designers created some amazing Holiday Gifts/3D Projects to inspire you this week so make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog to check them out, and then I hope you share your project with us!

Challenges I'd like to enter ...
 - The Corrosive Challenge #188 - Happy Holidays

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used ...

 - Paper: Bazzill Rose Dark & Tan, Recollections Dark Blue, Bella Blvd Winder Wonder DP, My Mind's Eye Merry Little Christmas DP
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
 - Stamps: Clear & Simple Flurry Days Sentiments
 - Other: Paper Trimmer, Scoreboard, 1/4" and 1/2" Scor-Tape, DeNami Design Very Fine Glitter, AMS 3/8" Vanilla Twill Ribbon