Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fathom Calmsea

Blog Candy Alert! It's the last day! Become a follower of my blog and you could win some of my cards! For two lucky winners, I have a small package of my cards that will be mailed out to you! Anyone can join, anywhere in the world. :) I set aside a variety of cards... include some that aren't on this blog! You have until tonight at 11pm EST to officially "Follow" my blog and two winners will be announced on tomorrow.


Updated: Speaking of Blog Candy, the artist of this Fathom Calmsea stamp, Amy, has reached a milestone of 1000 sheets of paper! Since she started making cards for her blog, she kept track of the different papers by setting aside a square of each. I think it's cool that it's been sorted by color - that's something I would do. She has some really beautiful cards on her blog and is one of my sources of inspiration!

Main Stamp: Sweet November Fathom Calmsea (CCD)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Copic Colors:
-skin: E11, E13, E15, E7, R08
-hair: W4, W6, W8, W10
-other: W4, W6, W8, W10, BG09, BG18, YG45, G21, YG03, YG13, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR12

Did you know? A paternoster lift, or cyclic elevator, consists of a chain of open compartments that move slowly in a vertical loop inside a building without stopping. Compartments were usually designed for two passengers who would step in or out at any floor they like. They were first built in 1884 and can still be found in many countries, including Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and the UK.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wild Sprouts Bree

Blog Candy Alert! It's almost over - if you love my creations then you'll love the blog candy! I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers! You have from now until Saturday 11pm EST to officially "Follow" my blog and two winners will be announced Sunday.

I made this card using Bree from The Greeting Farm and altered it a little by taking out the envelope in her hand. The challenge is to create a card or project based on the inspirational sketch provided and I had to find a use for my second ribbon lion.

Sketch: The Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday
Main Stamp: [altered images of] Bree (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Animal Crackers (DCWV)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Large Octagon
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-clothes: YG91, YG93, YG95, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
-other: E17, E18, E19

Did you know? The Northeast Greenland National Park is the world's largest national park, with an area of 375,000 sq mi (972,000 km), and is the only national park in Greenland. It is inhabited by muskox, polar bears, walrus, seals, narwhals, belugas and surprisingly many other mammals.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Purfect Day

I used the Purfect Day digital stamp from Wags'n Whiskers. For a cheery festive feel, I added sparkles to the hats, wrapped gift and, of course, the pink shoes.


Blog Candy Alert!
There are only three more days left to get your number in for the blog candy! I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers and you have from now until Saturday 11pm EST to join. Simply "Follow" my blog and winners will be announced Sunday!

Main Stamp: Purfect Day (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Pink Armadillo (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: YR00, YR12, YR14, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG09, E41, E42, R81, R83, R85
-cat: W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, R20, R22
-hats/gift: BG01, BG02, BG05, BG09, YR00, YR12, YR14, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG17, YG25

Did you know? Narwhal whales, or unicorn whales, are characterized mainly by a single tusk on the left side of the upper jaw. To get an idea how long the tusk can be, a male narwhal's body length is 13-16 ft (4-5m) long but the tusk can extend out another 9.8 ft (3 m) long. About 1 in 500 males have two tusks.

Tips, Tricks & Techniques 0x019

I found this tip out the hard way and thought to pass it along. When working with velvet ribbon, be cautious to put adhesive on the back. If the adhesive, glue dot or tape comes off then it will also pull out the velvet flock with it, leaving that area sparse or even bare!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kristina

I made this card using the Kristina digital stamp from InStyle Stamps. The challenge this week is to create an easel card based on the sketch provided plus to use butterflies, bees or bugs on a second challenge.

Blog Candy Alert! Are you a follower yet? I post new creations daily for a good source of morning inspiration! If you love my creations then you'll love my blog candy... I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers! You have from now until Saturday 11pm EST to officially "Follow" my blog and the winners will be announced Sunday!


Sketch: InStyle Stamps - Wednesday Sketch
Challenge: Pile It On - Challenge #30
Main Stamp: Kristina (InStyle Stamps)
Patterned Paper: The Green Stack (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E51, E53, E55
-clothes: E70, E71, E74, G20, G21, G24, G28
-other: B91, B93, B95, BG72, BG75, BG78, C1, C3

Did you know? The beaver is actually a rodent and it is second-largest rodent in the world, after the Capybara. Beavers are known for building dams, canals and lodges and is often chosen for national symbols, crests and mascots.
[Beaver, Wikipedia.org]

Update: I was awarded the top 3 at Pile It On for this challenge!

Pearl Tidepool

Blog Candy Alert! Just a reminder about the blog candy this week - I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers! You have from now until Saturday 11pm EST to officially "Follow" my blog and the winners will be announced Sunday!


Main Stamp: Sweet November Pearl Tidepool (CCD)
Patterned Paper: Floric Purple Paisley (TPS)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Large Octagons
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
-hair: E71, E74, E77, E79
-clothes/tail: BV000, B12, V15, V17, BG01, BG02, BG05
-other: BG01, BG02, BG05, E71, E74, E77, E79

Did you know? Sentence spacing is the horizontal space between sentences in typeset text; examples include normal word space, single enlarged space or two full spaces. Although modern digital fonts automatically adjust a single word space there is some debate whether to strike a keyboard's spacebar once or twice between sentences.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wild Things

Blog Candy Alert! There is still time to sign up for the blog candy and it's available to anyone, anywhere in the world! If you love my creations then you'll love the blog candy... I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers! You have from now until Saturday 11pm EST to officially "Follow" my blog and the winners will be announced Sunday. Do you have a absolute favorite card? Post a comment and tell me about it. :-D


The challenge is to create a card or project using ribbon and or bows. I used the monkey from The Greeting Farm Wild Things set and modified it a little to "chuck" up the tail. The ribbon lion was found at a craft store but would be easy to make if you've created ribbon flowers before.

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Monday Mania
Main Stamp: [altered images of] Wild Things (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Animal Crackers (DCWV)
Dry Embossing: Fiskars Texture Plates Leather
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Dahlia
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-clothes: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44

Did you know? Hydraulics is a topic in applied science and engineering dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids; including studies in free surface hydraulics such as rivers, lakes, canals and oceans which provided earlier uses of basic power.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Little Girl Bear Hugs

This is my card for Lollipop Crafts' debut challenge and the theme is anything goes!

Melissa Jenkins, from Meljen's Designs, has generously sponsored us this month. Check them out, there are over 200 adorable images ranging from kids, fairies, animals, storybook characters, sea life, cupcakes and sentiments. She also has freebies every Monday!


Blog Candy Alert! I almost forgot - don't forget about my fabulous blog candy to away for "Following" my blog! If you love my creations then you'll love this... I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers! You have from now until Saturday 11pm EST to officially "Follow" my blog and the winners will be announced next Sunday.

Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #1
Main Stamp: Little Girl Bear Hugs (MD)
Patterned Paper: Linen Closet (DCWV)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, R11, R12
-hair: YR20, YR21
-clothes: G000, G000, W1, W2
-bear: E50, E51, E53, E55, R11, R12
-other: B0000, B000, G000, G00, YG41, YG45, YR00, YR000, YR02, V000, V01, V15

Did you know? Giant pill millipedes, when they are rolled-up, can be as large as a cherry or golf ball. But get this - some species from Madagascar can even reach the size of a baseball!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wild Sprouts Dressy Joyce

Welcome back for my final post of the day and Congratulations to The Greeting Farm's 2-Year Anniversary Blog Hop! There are lots of prizes, a live chat on their PCP page tonight and an exclusive birthday digi for sale!

This card was created using the digital stamp Dressy Joyce from The Greeting Farm and is part of their Wild Sprouts line. These stamps are so fun to color and lend well to a variety of occasions! The flowers are made of felted wool and add great texture to the card.

Blog Candy Alert! Head on back to TGF's master list of hoppers for the next one in line! But before you leave, take a moment to "Follow" my blog. If you love my creations then you'll love this... I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers! You have from now until Saturday 11pm EST to officially "Follow" my blog and the winners will be announced next Sunday. Thanks for joining me and Good Luck!

Theme: The Greeting Farm - Anniversary Blog Hop
Challenge: Stamp & Create - Challenge #4
Challenge: Craftalicious - Challenge #5
Challenge: Easy Craft Projects - Challenge #18
Main Stamp: WS Dressy Joyce (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E11, E13, E15, E19
-hair: E25, E27, E29, E49
-clothes: R12, R14, G20, G21, G24
-other: YG0000, 0

Did you know? The Pied Oystercatcher is a wading bird native to Australia and commonly found on its coastline. However, it's name is something of a misnomer because they rarely eat oysters.

Willow with Toddler

Welcome back for my last grand announcement! I'm very delighted to reveal that I will be a Guest Designer for Whiff of Joy through August and September! I look forward to using these adorable stamps and getting to know the Whiff of Joy Design Team in the process! It will be such a pleasure and I hope I can spark some creative juices.

This card was created using the stamp Willow with Toddler by Whiff of Joy and is part of the Willow & Oakley line by E. Bell. I think this is such an endearing image and says it all.

Blog Candy Alert! If you love my creations then you'll love this... I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers! You have from now until Saturday 11pm EST to officially "Follow" my blog and the winners will be announced next Sunday. I've put together a variety of cards include some that aren't on this blog! Once you get them, the hardest part will be whether or to keep them or use them.

Main Stamp: Willow with Toddler (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, 0
-clothes: R81, R83, R85, G12, G21, G85, Y35, 0

Did you know? The piano is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Its beginnings are from in the Middle Ages with stringed keyboard instruments such as the Hurdy Gurdy.

Melanie

"Hello" to my InStyle visitors and I have another fabulous announcement! It is with great pleasure to say I be a part of the InStyle Stamps Design Team! InStyle Stamps offers great whimsical, retro and anime stamps and I'm looking forward to showing you more of their designs.

This card was created using the digital stamp Melanie by InStyle Stamps from their Retro collection. I just love how carefree she looks and it's also available in a rubber stamp.


Blog Candy Alert! Don't miss out on my blog candy I have put together! If you love my creations then you'll love this... I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers! You have from now until Saturday 11PM EST to officially "Follow" my blog and the winners will be announced next Sunday. Join me for some fun and comments/suggests are always welcomed.

Challenge: Blog - Nm.
Main Stamp:
Retro Melanie (ISS)
Patterned Paper:
Handmade Cara Marie (K&C)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Large Octagons
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
-hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: R81, R83, R85, C1, C3, C5, C7
-other: R35, R37, R39, YG93, YG95, Y35

Did you know? Today is Lammas day, or loaf-mass day, in England and Scotland. Lammas day is the festival of the wheat harvest and is the first harvest festival of the year.

Cherry Mouse

I'm excited to announce that I will be part of the new Lollipop Crafts' Design Team! It will be so much fun to join these ladies as we get things rolling and bring you plenty of ideas and inspiration. Take a visit to Lillipop Crafts today and meet the rest of the design team! But that's not all the news... stay tuned and come back for visits throughout the day!

This card was created using the digital stamp Cherry Mouse by Meljen's Designs. I was just introduced to these stamps so you'll be seeing more of these whimsical images!


Blog Candy Alert! It will be such a grand day for announcements and marks the official debut of my blog. To kick it off right, I have put together some blog candy! If you love my creations then you'll love this... I have two small packages of my cards to mail out to two lucky followers! You have from now until Saturday 11 PM EST to officially "Follow" my blog and the winners will be announced next Sunday. I have several wonderful projects planned and will be posting plenty of new releases too!

Main Stamp: Cherry Mouse (MD)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Bloom Dots
Copic Colors:
-mouse: C1, C3, C5, C7, RV21, RV23, 0
-other: R32, R35, R37, R39, YG21, YG23, YG25

Did you know? There are estimated to be at least 25,000 idiomatic expressions in the American English language. Now that's enough to make your head spin!
[Idiom, Wikipedia.org]

Update: This is my first card as the winner for the Lollipop Crafts DT Call!