Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine Kitten ...

Hey there. Just popping in to share a card I created yesterday for the FTHS Stamp of the Month Challenge and Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #234.


This adorable image from FTHS is part of the Caught Your Heart Stamp Set which I got for FREE at the beginning of the month. I used my trusty Copic Markers to color the cat and heart, and to create the floor under the the image. Distress Ink was applied above the image to add a slight tint to the wall, tie on some Maraschino Twine with a heart trinket I got in a swap, and finished it off with some lovely Heart Gems.

How about a closer look at the adorable Kitten and heart image ...


Now when I saw this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #234 it was exactly what I was looking for for today's card.


Hope you like how I combined the challenges.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Cherry Splash, Papertry Ink Soft Stone, Bella Blvd Lovey Dovey DP
 - Other: Nestabilities Square Dies, The Twinery Maraschino Twine, Want2Scrap Heart Bling

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Projects created for the Avocado Arts DT Call ...

Good evening. Since the New Designers for Avocado Arts have been announced, I thought I would share what I created for the Avocado Arts Design Team Call. Now before you congratulate me, I didn't make the team! :o)

My first project is a set of 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" Notecards I created using the Spring Medley Stamp Set.





Next up is a card using the Perfect Blend Stamp Set.


My final card was created with the Sweet Treat Sweetie Stamp Set.


Congratulations to the Designers that were chosen.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Other Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White, A Muse Studio, Papertry Ink, Bazzill
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers,
 - Other: Teresa Collins Enamel Dots, Want2Scrap Pearls

Monday, January 27, 2014

Love to Create Challenge #100 ...

Good morning! It's Monday morning and bitter cold here in Northern Illinois, and it's only going to get colder. Below zero temperatures and me just don't mix very well.  So I have a NEW Love to Create Challenge for you to play along with during this cold bitter weather we are having.

We have a NEW Sponsor for this week's Challenge.
... Stitchy Bear ...


My first card features the lovely Little Bea by Barbara Jensen. Isn't she adorable! I had fun coloring her with my Copic Markers. I pulled out my Harvest Gold Design Paper and Black cardstock for the background. I just love this color combination and how Little Bea just pops off the background!


My second card features Orchid Vase by Cootsy Creations. Not only do you get the lovely Orchid Vase, you also get the lovely Design Paper that I used for the background. Copic Markers and Glossy Accents were you on the image.

Now for the sketch ...


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!

is looking for a few NEW Designers! 
The Design Team Call is open to all Designers!!! 
All of the details on how to apply is located on our Design Team Call Page!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
- Card #1 ...
   - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Harvest Gold, A Muse Studio Buttercup, Paper Studio Black Heavy Weight
   - Stamps:  AMS Wild Rose (for sentiment)
   - Ink: Copic Markers, Stazon Jet Black
   - Other: Want2Scrap Black Rhinestones
- Card #2 ...
   - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Vintage Cream
   - Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Sophie's Sentiments 
   - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
   - Other: Want2Scrap LeCreme Pearls, Glossy Accents

Friday, January 24, 2014

Penguins Party ...

Good morning again. I'm over on the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog today sharing a card I created with the lovely Penguins Party created by Crissy's Digi's.


I know a very dear sweet lady, who is an amazing friend who loves penguins as much as I do so I created a birthday card for her with Penguins Party. To start off I printed 3 copies of the image, colored sections from each image with my Copic Markers, fussy cut the image, and paper pieced the image back together using my Xyron Sticker Maker. Once it was put together I used Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens to add some sparkle to the party hats, and to create the dotted confetti flying around the the Penguins.

Here's a look at the inside ...


The sentiment I used is from TLC Creations.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, AMS Ocean, Bazzill Scrap (pink), Heidi Swapp Paper Pad
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pens
 - Other: Xyron Sticker Maker

Thursday, January 23, 2014

YNS FUN Friday Challenge #8 ...

Good morning and Happy Friday!



This lovely image is called Blossom Birds.

Copic Markers were use to color Blossom Birds. I applied Colorless Blender to some fabric and daubed the colored birds to add texture to them.

Here's a closer look at Blossom Birds ...


My design is based on this months Sketch!

Here is our January Sketch & Inspirational Photo


  
Head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog to check out 
what the rest of the Designers created to inspire you!

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, A Muse Studio Blueberry, Papertry Ink Harvest Gold DP
 - Stamps: YNS Chanson d'Amour, Avocado Arts Warm Winter Wishes stamp set
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: My Mind's Eye Adorbs "Hello" Enamel Dots, Xyron Sticker Maker

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Birthday ...

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

Our Sponsor this week is ...
StampArt Design by Kathryne


This adorable image is called Raggedy Baby Girl. Copic Markers were used to color this Baby Girl. She was paired with an SRM Birthday Sticker Sentiment, a decorative paperclip, and some sweet buttons.

Here's a closer look at Raggedy Baby Girl ... 


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!

is looking for a few NEW Designers! 
The Design Team Call is open to all Designers!!! 
All of the details on how to apply is located on our Design Team Call Page!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products not listed above ...
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, Webster's Pages Best Friends 6x6 DP
 - Other: Nestabilities Oval Dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Webster's Pages Alison Kreft Recorded Designer Paperclips, SRM Fancy Sticker Sentiment #55001 Birthday

Friday, January 17, 2014

True Love Always ...

Good morning. I'm over on the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog today sharing a card I created with the lovely Heart Shaped Glasses, one of the Newly Released Digital Stamps created by Miss Rach.




I just love the heart shaped glasses and nose that Miss Rach put on this adorable pup, that I couldn't resist designing a Valentines day card. I printed three copies of the pup, and colored them with my Copic Markers. Once done, I fussy cut the pup (minus a few areas), heart glasses and nose, and the fur under his/her chin ... ran all of the pieces thru my Xyron Sticker Maker and paper-pieced the image back together. This is truly one of my favorite ways to add texture/ dimension to my designs.

How about a closer look at Heart Shaped Glasses ...


My design for today's card was inspired by the current Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #119.


Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, AC Burgandy, Nikki Sivils "Will He B the 1" DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
 - Other: Nestabilities Oval Dies, Xyron Sticker Maker

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Whimsy Stamps January Challenge ...

Good morning! Today I'm excited to be sharing my first project for the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges with all of you!

The "Theme" for this months
is 
Something New!


I used several new items for my card. First up is the adorable Birthday Princess by Lia Stampz. She is such a sweet image and perfect for this birthday card that will be heading to my great-niece who turns 2 years old soon. I printed the image 3 times, colored with my Copic Markers, fussy cut out sections of the image and paper-pieced it back together. I love adding dimension this way.

The second new item are the balloons in the Princess' hand. I used my NEW Silhouette Portrait to cut out the balloons on white cardstock while playing with it last week. Copic Markers were used to color the balloons and string which I ran thru my Xyron Sticker Maker before adding them to my design.

Now for a closer look at Birthday Princess ...


Isn't she sweet!!

Head on over to Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges for all the details on how to join in the FUN, and check what the other designers created to inspire you.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, A Muse Studio Blush & Ocean, Bella Blvd Lovey Dovey DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, White Gelly Roll Pen
 - Other: Silhouette Portrait, Xyron Sticker Maker, My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy Birthday ...

Good morning! Its my turn to host the Artbymiran Blog! Today I'm sharing a card that I created with the Cute girl in Sunflower Hat!


I colored this beauty with Copic Markers, fussy cut her out and placed her inside the fabric oval frame from Recollections that I embellished with Coral Bling. This birthday card will be mailed to my niece/goddaughter whose birthday is fast approaching!

My design is based on the Sweet Sunday Sketch #200 (closed).


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!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, AC Marine, Bazzill Orange, Papertry Ink Harvest Gold DP
 - Stamps: Artbymiran Cute Girl in Sunflower Hat, Technique Tuesday Happy Birthday stamp set
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: Recollections Embellishments, Want2Scrap Coral Bling

Monday, January 13, 2014

Love to Create Challenge #98 ...

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

Our Sponsor this week is ...
Artbymiran


This lovely girl is called Autumn Big Eyed Girl. I colored this beauty with my Copic Markers and added some highlights with Chalk Pencils. I transformed the image from Autumn to Winter by coloring the girl, and cutting the background out. Using various dimensional snowflake stickers and gumdrops I created the CAS background for this beauty. The sentiment comes from the YNS Warm Winter Wishes stamp set. 

The rest of the designers created some truly amazing projects to inspire you this week. 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

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Paper Cut Front Stair Step Card (White), Carta Bella Winter Fun
 - Stamps: Artbyrian Autumn Big Eyed Girl, YNS Warm Winter Wishes (CYNS053)
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: American Craft Iceplum Dimensional Stickers, Recollections Christmas Dimensional Stickers, YNS White Sugar Gumdrops (YNSGD004), 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, January 12, 2014

DeNami Valentine Blog Hop


Good morning and WELCOME to the DeNami Valentine Blog Hop. We have an amazing group of talented Designers ready to share Valentine projects created using DeNami Designs Products!

If you arrived from Stacy's Blog, then you are in the right place. However, if you just arrived make sure that you hop on over to the DeNami Blog to start at the beginning. You really don't want to miss out on any of the FUN!


I have CAS card featuring the adorable Chickie in Balloon (E138), and the sentiment is from my stash. My trusty Copic Markers were used to color this adorable image. The background sky was provided by my husband. He brought home a whole package of Clouds Paper by Geographics that he found laying around his office, and he thought of me and my card making. Love my man!!!

My design is based on the current Seize the Sketch Challenge #11, shown below.


Blog Hop Details ...

The Blog Hop starts on Sunday, January 12th at 6:00 AM PST, and you have until Monday, January 13th at 11:59 PM PST to leave a comment on each of the Designer's Blog. 

By leaving a comment on each of the Designers posts during the Blog Hop you will be qualified to win one (1) of three (3) $20.00 Gift Certificates to the DeNami On-line Store.

Thank you for your sweet comments and for hopping along this month! Now it's time to head on over to very talented Patti's Blog!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Cherry Splash, Geographics Clouds Paper
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
 - Stamps: DeNami Chickie in Balloon (E138), Avocado Arts Sweet Treat Sweetie (sentiment)
 - Other: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Want 2 Scrap Heart Bling

Thursday, January 9, 2014

YNS FUN Friday Challenge #8 ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! One month ago today my siblings and I laid our brother Boris to rest. Today I head to court to be approved as Co-Executor of his Estate. There is a lot of work that will need to be done and I hope today goes smoothly.



This adorable critter is called Rosie Rabbit.

Copic Markers were use to color Rosie Rabbit. I used a technique that I learned in my Copic class using the Colorless Blender to add texture to Rosie's fur. I soaked a bit of paper towel in Colorless Blender and daubed my colored imaged. Truly love how this turned out.

I was in need of a Thank You card so that is the direction I went with Rosie Rabbit, but she is so adorable and can be used for many different occasions (i.e. birthday, love, get well wishes, etc.)!!

Here's a closer look at Rosie Rabbit ...


My design is based on this months Sketch!

Here is our January Sketch & Inspirational Photo


  
Head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog to check out 
what the rest of the Designers created to inspire you!

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, A Muse Studio Blush, Bazzill Cherry Splash, Bella Blvd Freestyle Cotton Candy Sophisticates DP
 - Stamps: YNS Rosie Rabbit, Avocado Arts Stuck on You stamp set
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: 3D Foam Squares

Monday, January 6, 2014

Love to Create Challenge #97 ...

Good morning! It's Monday morning and the forecast for today is 10 degrees below zero. YUP! That doesn't include the possible wind child. This year mother nature is letting us know that Winter is truly here. We got like 16 inches of snow the first 3-days of the New Year! Very thankful that we got a new snow blower this year. Here's a picture of all the snow in my backyard.


Now let's get back to the FUN stuff. Its time for the first Challenge of 2014 over at Love to Create Challenge today.

Our Sponsor this week is ...
Sassy Studio Designs


This lovely lady is called India Honey. Copic Markers and Chalk Pencils were used to color her, and then I fussy cut her out to add to my design. Swirls Pearls were put behind India and I also added them to her hair decorations, and I used rhinestones for the earrings.

Truth be told, this is not my best work. This was the first card I put together since my brother passed away in December. So make sure you check out what the rest of the designers created this week to inspire 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

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Admirals, Heidi Swapp scraps
 - Other: Want2Scrap Swirls & Pearls White and Tear Drop Pearls, Forever in Time Gemstone Stickers

Friday, January 3, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Digital Release Blog Hop ...

Welcome to the January digital release blog hop!!!!

We have lots of new images to share with you today created by
  

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300 dpi for high print quality. 
You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project
To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store!

If you arrived from Kelly's Blog then you are in the right place. However, if you just arrived head on over to Michelle's Blog to start at the beginning.

Allow me to introduce you to Yarn Guard by Miss Rach ...

Once I saw the adorable Yarn Guard I just knew I had to have it! See my older sister, Danica, is an avid crocheter and knitter so I had to make her a gift with this image. I created an Easel Frame so that she could pull it out whenever she just wants to Go Crafting as the sign says. The sign is one of many sentiments that comes with the Crafting Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs.

Here is a side view of the Easel Frame ...



Now for a closer look at Yarn Guard ...

Copics: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, R00, R02 (dog); R27, R29, R59, 
YG03, YG17, YG67, G29, Y11, Y21, Y24, #81, E84 (scarf and yarn)

I had an awesome time making this gift for my sister, and once the roads clear up I will be sending this off in the mail.


Remember to to leave comments along the way as there will be 
2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner 
from the comments left on their hop posts!

These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice.

The Grand Prize Winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop,
which is Judith 

This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Friday 10th January at 12 Noon EST,
when the lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog.

The next stop on the Hop is Jackie!

Thank you for hopping along with us!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Cardboard for base, American Craft Hunter Green, Bazzill Cherry Red & Yellow, Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Wild Honey & Age Mahogany (background), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain (sign)
 - Other: Xyron Sticker Maker, Lifestyle Crafts Card & Photo Easel Die, Exacto Blade, Tomboy Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 1/2" Scor-Tape, 3D Foam Squares

Thursday, January 2, 2014

YNS FUN Friday Challenge #8 ...

Good morning and Happy Friday!


Here is our January Sketch & Inspirational Photo

Head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog to check out 
what the rest of the Designers created to inspire you!

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'll be back next week with some inspiration for you based on our Sketch!

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

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Love to Create Challenges Design Team Call ...

Love to Create Challenges is looking to add to our Designer Team!

Love to Create Challenges
Design Team Call
01/01/14 thru 01/31/14

Would you like to be a part of an amazing Design Team?

Love to Create is a weekly Challenge Blog that uses Sponsor Images to create with, 
and inspire our followers!!

We are looking for a few New Designers
to join our Design Team beginning in March, 2014.

All of the details are located on the

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

YNS New Year's New Release Blog Hop ...



Welcome to the YNS New Year's New Release Blog Hop!! It's not just a start to the New Year, it's also Angel's Birthday today, so we have lots to Celebrate!! We're happy to help you continue celebrating the start of 2014 with more NEW Digital Stamps by Penny & Laurence of Omnia Designs!! We are so excited to have you join us as we showcase our new images along with some of Angel's special guests!!

The party begins on Angel's Blog and guess what? We'll be giving away 10 digis from ALL of the Blog comments!!

Winners will be announced on January 4th on the YNS Blog.

If you've been hopping along you should have arrived from Linda's Blog. However, if you just arrived make sure to head on over to Angel's Blog so you don't miss any of the excitement!!


I had the pleasure of working with the Love Bubbles Digital Stamp! They are such an adorable couple and just perfect for creating Valentines for that special someone in your life!!

Copic Markers and Chalk Pencils were used to color this beautiful image. My inspiration for the design comes from Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #187 ~ Any Past Sketch. I chose to work with Sketch #181, as it was perfect for Love Bubbles!


Check this out!!!
Our Awesome Holiday Sale has been extended into 2014!!!


This is your last chance to take advantage of this AMAZING Sale!!
Once you finish hopping and leaving your comments,
make sure you stop by the YNS Store for some AMAZING Deals!

Your next stop on this Glorious Hop is Debi S. Thank you for hopping along with us!!

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

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Cherry Splash, Carta Bella Devoted DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils, Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink
 - Other: YNS Berry Red Gumdrops (YNSGD010), Want2Scrap Heart Bling 

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