Saturday, August 21, 2010

Princess Charlotte

I created this chart to hang on our fridge and it helps keeps track of whose in charge of family night from week to week. Now all we have to do is see whom the Princess Charlotte has bestowed the coveted privileges to!

Check out the Whiff of Joy Tutorials & Inspirations Blog for details on how to make this project! The challenge entered was anything but a card.

Theme: Whiff of Joy Tutorials & Inspirations Blog
Challenge: I Did It Creations - Challenge #18
Main Stamp: Princess Charlotte (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Pink Armadillo (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: Y000, YR20, YR21, YR12, YR14

Did you know? Alba is the name of a character in the book "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. Alba can be a girl or boy name and means white, brightness, or dawn.
[The Time Traveler's Wife,]

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fly A Kite

This digital stamp is actually a freebie created by Dustin Pike. Just passing along a great find - he has loads of fun images at Doodle Dragon Studios - and at a great price too! (Especially the "left over" 2009 images which are $30 for 233 images!) The challenge entered is to use a favorite stamp and summer theme.

Challenge: Sweet Stampin - Challenge #39
Challenge: Paper Pretties Wednesday - Challenge #18
Main Stamp: Fly A Kite (DPD)
Patterned Paper: Animal Crackers (DCWV)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-dragon: YR20, YR21, YR12, YR14, 0
-kite: B93, B95, B97, G20, G21, G24
-sky: B0000, B000

Did you know? The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built from 1788 to 1791. Shortly after the Thirty Years' war and a century before the gate was constructed, Berlin was a small walled city within a star fort. Relative peace, a policy of religious tolerance, and status as capital of the Kingdom of Prussia facilitated the growth of the city. Today, the Brandenburge Gate is considered one of Europe's most famous landmarks.
[Brandenburg Gate,]

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I made this card using the digital stamp Linc from InStyle Stamps, which is due to be released tomorrow! For this card, after I colored and cut around Linc, I then embossed it to give it texture.

Main Stamp: Linc (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Nursery - Baby Girl (DCWV)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Tiny Bubbles
Copic Colors:
-lion: R11, R12, R14

Did you know? In 1911, Thomas William Burgess, on his sixteenth attempt, became the second man to swim across the English Channel. He later trained Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926, became the first woman to swim across.
[Thomas William Burgess,]

Bedtime Stories

The challenge is to create a card or project using n element of three, which I used the three blue buttons.

Challenge: Wags 'n Whiskers - Challenge #29
Main Stamp: Bedtime Story (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Mod-Retro (DCWV)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Large Octagon & Large Octagon Scallops
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E17, E19, E18
-clothes: E50, E5, E53, E44, E47, B91, B93, B95
-other: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, W1, E44, E47

Did you know? Centralia is ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 7 in 2010 as a result of a mine fire burning beneath the borough since 1962. All properties in the borough were claimed under eminent domain by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1992, and Centralia's ZIP code was revoked by the Post Office in 2002.
[Centralia, Pennsylvania,]

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I made this card using the digital stamp Molly from InStyle Stamps, which is also available in stamp form. The challenge is to create a card or project using the inspirational photo and a color guide. The color inspiration photo used for this challenge is also the same photo used for the second challenge!

Challenge: InStyle Stamps Color Challenge
Challenge: The Play Date Cafe - Challenge #43
Main Stamp: Molly (ISS)
Patterned Paper: (none)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Script & Blue Dots
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Dahlia
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, R20
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10
-clothes: 0, W1, BG11, BG13
-other: BG11, BG13, YG41, YG45, E41, E42, E43

Did you know? The structured program theorem is a result in programming language theory. It states that every computable function can be implemented in a programming language that combines subprograms in only three specific ways. These three control structures are sequence, selection and repetition.
[Structured Program Theorem,]


No official challenge yet, except the challenge to actually make an all boy card. (This one has too many swirls to qualify, I think.)

Main Stamp: Christian (SBS)
Patterned Paper: Rockstar (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: W50, W51, W53, W55,
-clothes: E44, E47, E49, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E50, E51, E53
-other: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E50, E51, E53

Did you know? A geomagnetic storm in 1882 resulted in unusual phenomena reported in various parts of the world as an "auroral beam", a "blood red" sky, and a "luminous mass, shaped somewhat like a torpedo."
[Aurora of November 17, 1882,]

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Girl and Her Overalls

I made this card using two digital stamps from Meljen's Designs, Candy Land Dreams and A Girls and Her Overalls.

Main Stamp: Candy Land Dreams & A Girl and Her Overalls (MD)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R11, R12
-hair: E42, E43, E44, E47
-clothes: G20, G21, G24, YR20, YR21, YR23, R22, R24, R27, V01, V05, V06
-other: G20, G21, G24, YR20, YR21, YR23, R22, R24, R27, V01, V05, V06, R81, R83, R85, 0, B000, BG01, BG02, BG05

Did you know? Josephine-Louise-Virginie Bovie (1821-1888) was a female Belgian painter and arts patron during the 1800s. She was described as "well known" and only seven of her more than 2000 works have been located.
[Virginie Bovie,]

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sir Felix Ketto

Join us this week over at Lollipop Crafts for a new challenge. This week's challenge is to create a card or project based on the theme of pets. This was a quick card and uses a button I found in my Mum's button box. (It's one of many!)

Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #3
Main Stamp: Sir Felix Ketto (SB)
Patterned Paper: Rockstar (DCWV)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Two
Copic Colors:
-cat: RV10, RV21
-other: W2, W4, W5, W8, W10

Did you know? The Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. The river acts as a dividing line between North and South China, although geographers generally consider the Qinling-Huai River line to be the offical line of geographical division. As the largest river in the region, the Yangtze is historically, culturally, and economically importnat to China.
[Yangtze River,]

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Charlotte Ketto

Main Stamp: Charlotte Ketto (SB)
Patterned Paper: Mango Frost (DCWV)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Two
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11
-hair: E42, E43, E44, E47
-clothes: RV04, RV09, RV17, RV19, RV69, R35, R37, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24

Did you know? The Mariposa botnet, discovered December 2008, is a botnet mainly involved in cyberscamming and denial of service attacks. Before the botnet itself was dismantled on December 23, 2009, it consisted of 8 to 12 million individual zombie computers infected with the "Butterfly Bot", making it one of the largest known botnets.
[Mariposa Botnet,]