Saturday, February 28, 2015

Missing You ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog today.


I printed up the lovely Shamrocks Lili, and colored her up with my Copic Markers. I used a variety of colored and chalk pencils to fill in the background. I decided that this lovely would be perfect for Operation Write Home so I used the "Missing You" sentiment. My design was inspired by the Friday Sketch Challenge #89.

Make sure you Hop on over to the Inky Impressions Store to check out all of the awesome images available.

Challenges entered ...
 - Friday Sketch Challenge #89











 - Simon Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

I appreciate your stopping by!
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Vintage Cream, Bazzill Classic Green, K&Company Berry Sweet DP, MME Miss Caroline Howdy Doody DP 
 - Stamps: Clearly Whimsy Simple Sentiments
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Faber-Castell Pastell Pitt Pencils, Chalk Pencils, Distress Ink (around edge of sentiment)
 - Other: MFT In & Out Diag Stitched Rec STAX, EKS 1" Punch, 3D Foam Squares

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Wishing you a Happy Birthday ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog today.


My great-niece is turning 3 soon, and I decided to make a card for her using the lovely Shamrocks Lili. I cropped the image to use just her face, colored her with my Copic Markers, fussy cut her out, and layered her on a couple of pierced squares. The sentiment is part of the MFT LJD Spring Tulips stamp set, and was perfect for today's card. My design was inspired by a couple of challenges (listed below).


Make sure you Hop on over to the Inky Impressions Store to check out all of the awesome images available.

Challenges entered ...
 - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #299 ~ Clean & Simple
 - DRS Designs Rubber Stamps Challenge #162 ~ Color Challenge (Winner)











 - Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #174











I appreciate your stopping by!
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink Vintage Cream, Bazzill Classic Green & Deep Sea, MME Miss Caroline Howdy Doody DP 
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: MFT Pierced Square STAX, 3D Foam Squares

Friday, February 20, 2015

More Poodle Fun with Sami Stamps ...

Good morning and Happy Friday. It's Release Day over at Sami Stamps and Sami did an awesome job creating these adorable poodles to play with. 


I decided to try something new this week and printed the lovely Fancy with my Poodle on Kraft cardstock. Once done, I changed up my medium for coloring and chose color pencils. Next time I'll try out my Copics. I love how she turned out. 

Now lets look at all of the images being released.


Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what the other Designers created for the Release. While you're there check out Sami Stamps Challenge #22 ~ Anything Goes! AND then hop on over to store to grab some of these lovelies for yourself! Sami Stamps Shop ~ Sami Stamps Etsy Store

Challenges I'd like to enter ...
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I appreciate your stopping by today.
Hope you have an amazing weekend.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Papertry Ink Kraft, MFT Cherry Blossom, AMS French Roast
 - Other: MFT Pcd Rectangle STAX Die-Namics, MME Enamel Dots (Chalk Studio)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Just a Note ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Art by Miran Blog today. Our "Theme" this month is to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) project. If you are a follower of my blog you know this is a favorite of mine!

This lovely is called April's Rain! She is such a sweet image, and I truly had an awesome time coloring her up. Once done, I fussy cut her out so I could pop part of her up. After adding the dots around the image, I added the sentiment along the bottom and then used a ruler and Multi-Liner Pen to draw the border.

This card is another addition to my box of cards for Operation Write Home.

Here's a closer look ...

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20 & R22 (skin); E43, E47, E49 & Y21 (hair)
RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, YG63, YG95 & YG99 (clothes)
YG03, YG17, YG67 & G29 (leaf)

We would love for you to become a follower of the Art by Miran Blog, along with visiting our shop to see all of the wonderful images Art by Miran has to offer. If you have time we would also love for you to join our FB Fan Group & Challenge Page, where you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team Members. Don't forget to check out our Art by Miran Challenge Blog also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!

Challenges entered ...
-

I appreciate you stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, Bazzill Classic Green
 - Stamps: MFT Sentiment
 - Other: Ruler, 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, February 15, 2015

MFT Lighthouses ...

Good evening. This is my 2nd post today so please scroll down to see my Inky Impressions Release Post.

After getting my laundry started today I cleaned up my craft area since they share the same room. Once the cleaning was done I decided to create some cards for Operation Write Home, and used the current MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch #215 as my inspiration.

Card #1 ...

Your Love Lights the Way
Card #2 ...

You Light up My Life
I used the MFT Lighthouses stamp set to create both cards. I bought the set last year with OWH in mind to create masculine cards. I looked in the MFT store to link the set, but it looks like it might be a discontinued item. The colors aren't exactly masculine. However, I love this combination of MFT Wild Cherry and Lemon Drop.

My coloring medium today is a combination of Faber-Castell Gelatos and Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils. One was colored just with the Gelatos. After stamping the lighthouse with Stazon Black Ink onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper, I applied my coloring medium and then used water to blend it all together. Once done, each image was cut out with my Nestabilities Circles die and layered on Bazzill Blue cardstock that was cut out with my Nestabilities Petite Scallop Circles die.

I used 2 of the sentiments from the set and stamped them on Glasine Paper using the Stazon Black Ink. Once done, they were cut out with my MFT Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-Namics, and poped on using either foam tape or Pop Up Glue Dots. I added YNS Gumdrops to cover the adhesive.

Now how about a look at the sketch ...


I appreciate you stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Inky Impression February Release ...

Good morning all! There is a new Release over at Inky Impressions today, and it is "Awesome"!


This lovely image is called Lili Roses with the Mother's Day Sentiment which can be found in the Inky Impressions Store under New Releases. I printed up several Lili Roses, colored her with my Copic Markers, and then did some paper-piecing. My design was inspired by the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge #44.

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11 & E21 (skin); E23, E25, E27, E29 & Y21 (hair)
G000, G12, G14, G17 & G19 (clothes); YR000, YR00, R20, R22 & R24 (flowers/bow)

I hope you hop on over to Inky Impressions Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the Designer's created with the New Release, and don't forget to pick up some of the new images in the Inky Impressions Store.

Challenges entered ...
 - Sweet Sketch Wednesday #44





I appreciate your stopping by!
Until next time ... Enjoy!



Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Classic Green, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan DP, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea DP
 - Other: Nestabilities Oval Dies (Small & Large), YNS Red Gumdrops, Green Stickles, 3D Foam Squares

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Be My Valentine ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog today, and since today is February 14th ... a/k/a Valentine's Day ... I decided to make a Valentine's Day card for my husband.


I love playing along with sketches and when I saw the current CAS(E) this Sketch I knew it was perfect. I have these beautiful Valentine's DP from MME that were calling me. I used my Heart Die to cut out the heart with rays and layered it on white cardstock which I then popped onto my card base. For the sentiment I pulled up two copies of the Valentine Sentiment Set in a word document and cropped the sentiments to bring them into a line verses on top of each other. I then cut the sentiment into an arrow and used 3D tape to adhere the arrow pointing to the heart.

I really love how this card is simple but elegant. Here's a look at all the sentiments in the set.


Make sure you Hop on over to the Inky Impressions Store to check out all of the awesome images available.

Challenges entered ...
 - CAS(E) this Sketch #110











Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #84 ~ Love is in the Air
Sister Act Card Challenge #93 ~ Anything Goes

I appreciate your stopping by!
Until next time ... Enjoy!



Products not listed above:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, My Mind's Eye Cupid's No. 14 Arrow DP
 - Other: Nestabilities S4-136 Classic Hearts

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine Feathers Take 2 ...

Good morning and Happy Friday. Sami Stamps Released a collection of absolutely adorable Valentine Feathers last week. I just couldn't create a project with just one of them, so this week I have another to share with you!


This adorable stamp is called Valentine Rose. I printed her a couple times, and used my trusty Copic Markers to color the image. I fussy cut and layered the different sections of the image, and then created my CAS design.

Here's a closer look ... 

Copics: RV000, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, R29, R39, YG17, YG23

Now lets look at all of the images being released.


Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what the other Designers created for the Release. While you're there check out Sami Stamps Challenge #22 ~ Anything Goes! AND then hop on over to store to grab some of these lovelies for yourself! Sami Stamps Shop ~ Sami Stamps Etsy Store

Challenges I'd like to enter ...
 - 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #233 ~ Valentine's 

I appreciate your stopping by today.
Hope you have an amazing weekend.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill, AMS Blush, Whimsy Stamps Love is in the Air DP
 - Other: MFT Heart Doily Die-Namics, SRM We've Got Your Sticker $53003 Sweet, YNS Red Gum Drops

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine Goodie Bag ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog today, and I made a Valentine Goodie Bag for my grandson.


This lovely girl is called Maddie Spreading the Love. She was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut out and put on the side.

I received this Goodie Bag Kit 4-1/2 years ago at the CHA event held in Rosemont, IL. I believe it was one of the giveaways from Michael's. I found the kit last Summer when I got my new craft room put together.


I layered design paper on the Goodie Bag and proceeded to create a background for Maddie using a variety of dies.

I added a gift tag to the back using one of the sentiments you will find in the Valentine Sentiment Set.


Here's a closer look at Maddie Spreading the Love.

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20 (skin); YR21, YR24, YR14, YR27 & E08 (hair)
E70, E71, E74, E79, R46, R56, R59 & R89 (clothes/shoes)E50, E53, E55 & E57 (basket)
BV00, BV04, BV08, R81, R83, R85, R89 & R46 (hearts)

Make sure you Hop on over to the Inky Impressions Store to check out all of the awesome images available.

Challenges entered ...
 - 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #232 ~ Hand Colored Image
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #132 ~ Anything Goes
 - Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #84 ~ Love is in the Air
 - Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge #35 ~ Love is in the Air
 - Sister Act Card Challenge #92 ~ Anything Goes

I appreciate your stopping by!
Until next time ... Enjoy!



Products not listed above:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Authentique Hope Collection, AMS Cherry 
 - Other: Stick It, AMS Tags, Nestabilities Classic Hearts (S4-136), Poppy stamps Grassland Border, Memory Box Bare Sapling, Xyron Sticker Maker, 1/4" Scor-Tape

Friday, February 6, 2015

Sami Stamps Release and Challenge #22 ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! It's Release Week at  Sami Stamps today, and we also have a NEW Challenge for you to play along with for the month of February.



This weeks Release is so adorable and I just love all of the Valentine Feathers that Sami created!



This adorable bird is called Be Mine Feathers. I decided to go with non-traditional Valentine colors for this adorable bird, and created a masculine card. Copic Markers were used for coloring and distress inks were applied to the background with daubers. I printed several copies of the image to do some paper-piecing to add a bit of dimension.



My design was inspired by the current Mojo Monday #383 Contest, which is a sketch that I turned sideways.


Copics: YR61, YR65, YR68, YR09, W00, W1, W3, W4, R29 & R39

Now lets look at all of the images being released.


Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what the other Designers created with the New Release and for Challenge #22 AND then hop on over to store to grab some of these lovely images for yourself!

I appreciate your stopping by today, and your lovely comments! Hope you have an amazing weekend.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye Cupid's No 14 Arrow DP
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
 - Other: Nestabilities Circle & Scalloped Circle Dies, 3D Foam Tape, Ribbon Scraps

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lucky Lucy is ready for St Patrick's Day ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Art by Miran Blog today. Our "Theme" this month is to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) project. If you are a follower of my blog you know this is a favorite of mine!


This lovely is called Lucky Lucy! She is such a sweet image, and I truly had an awesome time coloring her up. Once done, I fussy cut her out so I could pop part of her up. I used an Olive Multi-Liner to add the doodling around the edge, and applied some goldenrod stickles to the frame.

Here's a closer look ...

Copics: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21 & R20 (skin); E23, E25, E27 & E29 (hair)
G21, G24, G28, G29, BC20, BV23, BV25, BV29 (clothes)
Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 (pot of gold); G03, G17, G19 (4-leaf clover)

We would love for you to become a follower of the Art by Miran Blog, along with visiting our shop to see all of the wonderful images Art by Miran has to offer. If you have time we would also love for you to join our FB Fan Group & Challenge Page, where you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team Members. Don't forget to check out our Art by Miran Challenge Blog also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!

Challenges entered ...
-

I appreciate you stopping by today.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White
 - Ink: Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
 - Other: 3D Foam Sheet

Sunday, February 1, 2015

House of Cards February Challenge ...

Good Morning! Happy Super Bowl Sunday to all of you!

It's the 1st of the month, so I have a new House of Cards challenge to share with you!

For the month of February, we have a Word Cue Challenge for you!

I made two cards to share with you today. Both of my cards feature something NEW to DeNami Designs ... Clear Stamps! I was over the moon excited to see that DeNami has ventured into Clear Stamps and the sets they released are soooo CUTE that I bought all of them! I used the Monster Love Set and Heartfelt Blessings Set for my cards.

Here's my interpretation of the word "Love" ...



Both of these cards were inspired by the Operation Write Home Sketch #246, and were sent off to OWH last week! They are perfect for our soldiers to send home!

Copic Markers were used to color the cute little monsters and hearts, and I paper-pieced some of them to add dimension to my cards.

Make sure you hop on over to the House of Cards Challenge Blog for all of the details for entering our Monthly Challenges! I can't wait to see what inspires you this month!

Challenges entered ...
 - Art Impressions Challenge #152 ~ Have a Heart
 - Red Rubber Inspirational Challenge #204 ~ CAS
 - Simply Create Too Challenge #78 ~ Happy Valentine's Day
 - Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #146 ~ Hearts
 - OWH Sketch #246




I appreciate your stopping by and your comments.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White, Bazzill Chablis, AMS Blueberry
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
 - Other: SRM We've Got Your Border #57004, Cuttlebug Love Language Embossing Folder