Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bookworm Abi

I'm back with another DigiStamp Boutique card today! I had so much fun with Joe the bookworm a few weeks ago, I just had to make a card with his reading buddy, Bookworm Abi.

Supplies: Bookworm Abi and sentiment (DSB), Lime Twist 6X6 pad (MME), 
ribbon (Michaels), Tiffany Blue cs (Paper and More), 
Petunia ink (Versacraft), pop-dots and Copics.

Isn't she supercute? Check out the DSB blog to see some more great cards!
~ Lisa

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dilly Beans

Whew! Another busy day, but I managed to whip up this card for a couple of challenges:

Supplies: Skull Bow Girl Framed (Dilly Beans), Fine and Dandy Girl 6X6 pad (MME), 
flower die (Cuttlebug), leaf die (Memory Box), border punch (EK Success), Copic markers

In addition to using Copics to color my image, I used two shades of pink (R81 and R83) to add shading to the edges of my flowers.

Dilly Bean Challenge - Think Pink
Creative Card Crew - Handmade Flowers
Pile It On - color challenge
Wags N Whiskers - May Flowers
Outlawz Challenges Copic/Promarker group - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges - CAS
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Paulaholifields Crafts - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas - Anything Goes


Friday, April 26, 2013

Sister Act Challenge #4

Happy Friday! Welcome to another "anything goes" Sister Act Card Challenge. This week we are sponsored by the fun MilkCoffee Etsy shop. Here's my card featuring Charlotte and Bunny Love Balloon.

I used a CAS layout, adding texture with paper piercing, Glossy Accents (on the ballons) and some rhinestone hearts.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Craft Challenges - Anything goes
Crafting By Design - Anything goes

Be sure to stop by the Sister Act Card Challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT's cards. Then join us in an anything goes challenge for your chance to win a prize from our sponsor, MilkCoffee.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

With Love, Abi

Hey! I'm back with a new DigiStamp Boutique card featuring Abi, a current offer of the month. Isn't she adorable?

Supplies: Abi and sentiment (DSB), Lime Twist 6X6 pad (MME), flowers (Prima),
small pearls (Hobby House), butterfly punch (MS), cs and brads from my stash.

She's just so sunny - I had to pair her with some bright and springy papers, too. All of the Abi images are adorable, so be sure to stop by the DSB store and check them all out!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Trying a Tri-Shutter Card

I recently bought my first Yumi and Fumi stamps and couldn't wait to use on in the current challenge - Multiple Folds. I had a lot of luck with my post-it note easel card so I decided to be brave and try a tri-shutter card.

Supplies: Yumi (Yumi and Fumi Handmade), Indie Chic - Saffron 6x6 pad (MME), flowers (from my stash), pearls (Recollections), Copic markers, pink and brown cs (Hobby Lobby).

Here's Yumi closeup. Isn't she adorable? I love her little hoodie. :)

I just bought the MME paper and the pearls last week and I was happy that I used them so quickly. (I am a bit of a hoarder!) I really love using paper pads for projects like this because you have a wealth of papers that all coordinate well.

Here's a overview shot so you can see what the card looks like unfolded.

Cool huh? It was actually pretty easy to put together thanks to the great tutorial that I found on Splitcoaststampers: Tri-Shutter Card.

I'm also entering my card into the "Brown, Pink and Gold" challenge on Come and Get It Challenges.

Well, so much for my super crafty weekend. This was the only card I made. :(  I'll be back on Friday with a card for the next Sister Act Card Challenge, though!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Operation Write Home

This is the second post of the day. If you're looking for my Totally Papercrafts post, please scroll down. Thanks! Yeah, Fridays can be busy days around here. :)

Like a lot of cardmakers, I have more cards than I can use so I like to donate cards to worthwhile organizations. I recently discovered a group called Operation Write Home and planned to donate some cards.  It was perfect when Resale Clipart sponsored the Sister Act Card Challenge this week and offered the DT this image to use:

Supplies: Army Boy Black (Resale Clipart), stripe dp (Bo Bunny), star die (Memory Box),
sentiment (Paper Studio), kraft/red/blue cs from stash.

I will say that it was a very odd experience for me to make a card that didn't require any coloring (or even stamping for that matter!). It was kind of nice to be able to put a card together so quickly, though.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cards - Flag Colors (U.S.A.)
Songbird Challenges - Stars

Head on over to the Sister Act Card Challenge (SACC) to see what the rest of the DT is up to. Play along with our always anything goes challenge for your chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Resale Clipart!

Totally Papercrafts #163

TGIF! This has been a long week and I am *so* glad that it is Friday! I'm also glad to be bringing you a fun Totally Papercrafts challenge this week - Monochromatic. We are being sponsored this week by DigiStamp Boutique. I chose these lovely poppies from the Sketchy Flowers set.

Supplies: Sketchy Flowers (DSB), For Mum digi paper (DSB), diamond dp (Creative Memories), 
ribbon (Michaels), pearls (Recollections), silver cs, 
Aqua Lagoon pearlescent cs (Paper and More) and Copics.

I did include a few bits of accent color (yellow flower centers and a silver mat behind the flowers), but everything else is done in shades of aqua. The floral dp is actually a sort of "happy accident". It's from the "For Mum" digi-paper set and is supposed to be green. However, my color ink is low and it came out this lovely aqua blue instead.

I'm submitting my card into the following challenges:
Shelly's Images - April Showers Bring May FLOWERS
Rhedd and Rosies - Monochrome
Creative Moments - Spring (I'm assuming flowers count as a spring image)
Nutcrafters - Anything Goes

Hop on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog and check out the other DT monochromatic cards. Be sure to play along for a chance to win some digis from our fantastic sponsor, DigiStamp Boutique!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Joe - Cheeky and Geeky

Even though boy images are not usually my thing (I have two daughters and love pink), I really love the new Joe images from DigiStamp Boutique. First up is my "geeky Joe" - Joe the bookworm. I just love his little wormy friend. :)

Supplies: Joe the Bookworm (DSB), Check Him Out DP (My Minds Eye), 
alphabet twill tape (The Ribbon Carousel), star buttons (Jesse James), 
Glossy Accents (Ranger), sewing machine, Copic markers.

Here's a close up. I used some Ranger Glossy Accents to give his glasses some "lenses". I think accenting masculine cards is really hard, so I like to add texture with things like stitching and Glossy Accents. I'm really proud of myself for mastering sewing on my cards. (My sewing machine doesn't get much action other than cardmaking. Let's just say I'm not known for being overly domestic.)

I'm entering Joe into Papertake Weekly's One Paper Taker challenge as well as Shopping Our Stash's Text or Letters challenge. (I bought this alphabet twill from The Ribbon Carousel when they were discontinuing their ribbon sales. I had completely forgotten about it until I cleaned up my craft space to work on this card!)

Next up is "cool dude Joe" from the offer of the month - Joe collection. I think Joe earned some free time after all of that studying, don't you? He certainly looks mighty sure of himself on that skateboard!

Supplies: Joe and sentiment (DSB), Mama-Razzi dp (Bo Bunny), Bracket 
border punch (EK Success), kraft  cs (TAC), ivory cs (PTI) and Copic markers.


Good Wishes for Dixie

Today's card is actually one that I shared a few years ago:

Supplies: Good Dog-T3296, Kraft and Ivory cardstocks, Lilly Anna SWIC and coordinating cs, Palette Noir ink, Petunia Pink Versamark Ink, distressing tool, brown and pink ribbon, pink rhinestones and Copic markers.

Copics used: Collar: R83, R85, R59; Dog: Y21, YR20, E35, E31 and R83 (inside ears); Shadow/ground: W1, W3.

This dog is from a stamp set by The Angel Company. It reminds me of my dog, Dixie, who loves to roll over onto her back for a good belly rub. Dixie is having surgery today to remove a large lipoma (fatty cyst) from under her left front leg. Dixie is my baby and I will be thinking of her all day. I hope the vet calls to tell me how the surgery goes. I can't wait to pick her back up after work!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Easy Easel Card

Note: This is the second post of the day. Please scroll down to see my Sister Act Card Challenge post.

Eva of the Yumi and Fumi DT recently shared a tutorial for making a Post-It easel card as part of the current CASE challenge. I often have trouble with 3D projects, but I'd successfully made a regular easel card before so I decided to give it a try.

Supplies: Miss Anya Lounge (TGF), Fine and Dandy Girl 6X6 pad (MME),
butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Copic markers, Tiffany Blue cardstock (Paper and More),
scallop border punch (Fiskars), rhinestones and ribbon.

It was really easy to make and came out perfectly on the first try! I love that! :)

Here is the side view:

Here's a close up of the Post-It note holder and of this adorable Anya stamp. (I don't own any Yumi and Fumi stamps yet, but they're on my wish list)

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Yumi and Fumi Homemade - CASE
Flutter By Wednesday - Anything goes (must include butterfly or fairy)
Cute Card Thursday - Butterfly Kisses
7 Kids College Fund - Anything goes


Sister Act - Doodle Garden

It's time for another "anything goes" challenge over on the Sister Act Card Challenge blog. This week's sponsor is the adorable Doodle Garden. For my card, I chose this little (not so little?) cutie, Eloise the Tightrope Elephant.

As I typed my post, Spring had finally arrived (hopefully for good!) in the Midwest, so I was able to take my photo outside. Natural light is so much better than any light box or photo editing software. My house, however, doesn't have any good place to capture that natural light inside. I am also simply glad for the warm weather. My daughters and I took my dog, Dixie, for a long walk this morning. And I had my first daffodil blooms in my garden. Now if snow and cold weather just stays away for the next 6 months or so, I'll be happy. {Update - unfortunately, no, cold weather did not stay away. At least the snow stayed away here, which is more than a lot of people in the Midwest can say.}

I just know that the rest of the DT has posted awesome challenge cards on the Sister Act Card Challenge site. Head on over and be sure to leave them some kind words. Then, join us for a chance to win a great prize from the Doodle Garden.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Meet Murphy!

I'm back this week with another DigiStamp Boutique image - Murphy, who also happens to be an Offer of the Month.

Supplies: Murphy and sentiment (DSB), Almanac 6X6 paper pad (Prima), 
Almanac flowers (Prima), leaf die (Memory Box), border punch (EK Success), 
Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz for Ranger) ribbon, kraft and ivory 
cardstock (TAC) and Copic markers.

Head on over to the DigiStamp Boutique blog and see what the rest of the DT has been up to!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Flowers and Butterflies - Oh My!

Weatherwise, Spring may have finally decided to stick around mid-Missouri; I even saw the first daffodil blossom in my flower garden. After the weather we've had lately, such an event called for a spring card to celebrate the occasion!

I own several of the gorgeous Hannah Lynn images from Crafts and Me that I haven't used yet. I was so excited to finally use this one along with some of my favorite paper. For my layout, I "borrowed" this week's sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I really like this sketch!

Supplies: Moon Glow by Hannah Lynn (Crafts and Me), Happy Go Lucky 
Lime Twist 6X6 paper pad (MME), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), leaf die (Memory Box), 
small flower (Prima), small rose (Recollections/Michaels), medium rose ( Paper Studio), 
Copic markers, silver gel pen and self-adhesive pearls.

Here are some close ups of the glittery wings and her beautiful face.

Flutterby Wednesdays - Flowers (and use a butterfly or fairy)
Crafts and Me - Spring Flowers
Crafts4Eternity - Sweet Spring colors
Crafty Creations Challenges - Flowers or Fairies
Cute Card Thursday - Something Borrowed (sketch)

I hope that, wherever you are, you had nice day or at least a nice day stamping inside!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Wow, this is quite a "challenging" Friday. :-) This is my second challenge post of the day. To see my Sister Act Challenge post, please scroll down a bit.

Supplies: Piper and Mia Banner Day (ATS), Lost & Found Blush 6X6 pad (MME),
brown and pink cs, small roses (Basic Grey), medium rose (Paper Studio),
ultrafine glitter, sentiment (Paper Studio), Copics.

This week's Totally Papercrafts challenge theme is Birthday Girl in Pink.. Christine, owner of All That Scraps, generously shared some of her new release images with the DT. For my card, I chose this adorable Piper and Mia Banner Day image, which was perfect for this week's girly birthday theme. Just give me a reason to use pink on my card and I'm a happy camper. :)

Be sure to stop by the Totally Papercrafts blog to see what my teamies created for this week's challenge. Then play along with us for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from All That Scraps. And, since every week Sister Act's Challenges are anything goes, you can enter your card over there, too!

I'm planning on spending some serious time in my craft room this weekend. Hope you can find time to do something crafty, too!

Sister Act's Opening Act

Ta - da! Today is the big day - the first challenge of the new Sister Act challenge blog!

All of Sister Act's challenges have the same theme - Anything Goes. How easy is that? Be sure to check out the new challenge every Friday and play along with us! This week's challenge is sponsored by Crafty Secrets, who is giving away 3 digis of the winner's choice.

Here is my card, which uses the fun Manga image, Sally - It's Party Time:

I am also entering my card into this week's Sketch Saturday challenge. This week's sketch was a  really easy one to work with!

Be sure to visit the Sister Act blog to see the amazing cards made by the rest of the DT. And don't forget to play to win a great prize from our sponsor!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

DSB Wednesday

It's Wednesday, so I'm bringing you my weekly DigiStamp Boutique card! This week's card features the adorable offer of the month, Olivia for You.

Supplies: Olivia for You (DSB), Citrus Stack dp (DCWV), 
flower and leaf dies (Memory Box), photo corner punch (CM)
and Copic markers.

Be sure to stop by the DigiStamp Boutique blog to see what fellow DSB teamies have posted lately!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sweet Nothings

A stamping friend, Danni, made recently announced that she'd made the Sweet Nothings design team and invited her FB stamping friends to join in on their current challenge. It was one of my favorite kinds of challenges - a sketch challenge.

I bought this cute Uptown Sophie stamp to make my card:

Supplies: Uptown Sophie (Sweet Nothings), Lost & Found Madison Ave 6X6 pad (MME),
brown cs (Hobby Lobby), lace (Hobby Lobby), pearls (Paper Studio), ribbon (Michaels)
and Copic markers.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Oozak - Anything Goes with Pearls, Lace and Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Lace

The Sweet Nothing challenge closes Tuesday April 2nd at midnight EST, so there's still a little more time to enter. Up for grabs is a $20 gift certificate to Oozak.com!