Saturday, August 28, 2010

Little Witch

Here's a sneak peek of the new Whiff of Joy stamps that will be released next week, September 1st! This card uses Little Witch designed by Elisabeth Bell and exclusively sold by Whiff of Joy. The challenge is anything goes.

This is also the week I discovered two of my Copic markers have dried out! I guess I use E000 and E00 much more than I remember but I still thought they dried out too fast. Now I need to find a great place that sells refills. Any suggestions?

Main Stamp: Little Witch (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Halloween (K&C)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
-hair: YG11, YG13, YG17
-clothes: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, YR12, YR16, YR18, Y13
-other: E55, E57

Did you know? Cinnabar, the common ore of mercury, is generally found in a massive, granular or earthy form and is bright scarlet to brick-red in color. It generally occurs as a vein-filling mineral associated with recent volcanic activity and alkaline hot springs.

Mini Cupcake

I made this card using the digi Mini Cupcake from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, which is a freebie. I normally don't work with such bright colors, but this is what you get when you ask a youngster to pick out the paper! It will be a great girl's birthday card.

Challenge: 2 Cute Rubber Stamps - Mini Cupcake Challenge
Main Stamp: Mini Cupcake (2 Cute Rubber Stamps)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Octagons
Copic Colors:
-G40, G82, G94, R21, R22, R24, R395, R37, R39, Y11, Y13, Y15, V15, V17

Did you know? The abacus, also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool often constructed as a bamboo frame with beads sliding on wires; but originally they were beans or stones moved in grooves in sand or on tablets of wood, stone, or metal. The abacus is still widely used by merchants, traders and clerks in Asia, Africa, and elsewhere. The user of an abacus is called an abacist.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Welcome to the InStyle Stamp blog hop! You should have arrived here from Jan and when your done here hop on over to Sarah next. When you get finished, make sure to head back to the InStyle Stamp blog where you can leave comments AND vote for your favorite DT creation! One lucky commenter/voter on their site will receive a $25 goodie bag; and the winning DT member also get a prize! So, um... well, vote for me! LOL!

I made this card using the new digital release of Alma from InStyle Stamps. The main image was enlarged for the centerpiece and used again, in it's entirety, in a smaller size as the "painted picture" accent on the bottom of the easel card.

Blog Hop: InStyle Stamps Release Blog Hop
Main Stamp: Alma (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Kids (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-ducks: C1, YR00, YR12, YR14, Y02, Y04, Y08, 0
-other: E40, E41, E42, E43, YG01, YG03, B60

Did you know? Mount Albion Cemetery in Albion, New York, has one of the rare butternut trees in the region. Butternut trees, also known as White Walnut trees, are typically limited to the eastern Northern Americas.

Sweet On You

I made this card using Sweet on You from Freshly Brewed. They are the sponsors for this week's Lollipop Challenge. The challenge is to create a card or project using ribbons and buttons and I wanted to create another card to provide more inspiration!

Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #4
Main Stamp: Sweet on You (Freshly Brewed Designs)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels One
Copic Colors:
-BG10, BG11, BG32, E59, E57, E55, C3, C1, E40, E41, E43, R22, R24, R29, R000, R20, R21, G21, G24

Did you know? The Lake District, also known as, The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. Despite the name, only one of the lakes in the Lake District actually contains the word "lake" in its name, Bassenthwaite Lake, the rest being either "meres", "waters", "tarns" or "reservoirs".
[Lake District,]

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sammy with Ball

I made this card using the new release of Sammy with Ball from The Stamping Bazaar designed by Marina Neira. These new animals are just so cute! I made this one up for a little girl or a baby card.

Challenge: Mad for Markers' Coloring with Pinks Challenge
Main Stamp: Sammy with Ball (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Nursery - Baby Girl (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-sammy: R00, R000, R81, R83, R85, 0, E50, E51
-other: YR20, YR21, YR23, G20, G21

Did you know? "The Today Show" is an American morning news and talk show airing every morning on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre on American television. The show is also the third-longest running American television series.
[Today (NBC_program),]

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This project is a chocolate bar wrap, however, if it stays on my desk too much longer then it's going to be an empty wrapper! This is my second attempt to find a pink salmon color - I'm getting closer. I used the digital stamp Ellie from InStyle Stamps which is newly released. Head on over to their blog as they are giving away a free digit when they hit 300 followers. Be sure to leave them a comment letting them know you came from here! (I think I get brownie points!)

Challenge: Aud Sentiments - Challenge #9
Main Stamp: Ellie (ISS)
Patterned Paper:
unknown scraps
Copic Colors:
-R22, YR02, R02, R11, G82, E42, E44, YR20, YR21, YR23

Did you know? The movie Cast Away was filmed on Monuriki, a member of the Mamanuca Islands. It is in a subgroup of the Mamanuca archipelago, which is sited off the coast of Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island. The island became a tourist attraction following the film's release. Although it is identified by Kelly after Chuck's return as being "about 600 miles south of the Cook Islands," there is actually no land between Antarctica and the southern-most Cook Islands of Mangaia.
[Cast Away,]

Gerda Celebrating Donkey

I made this card using a Party Animal from Whiff of Joy, Gerda Celebrating Donkey. I adore the whole line of Party Animals! The challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided. This time I mirrored the sketch to fit the direction of the image. The other challenge is to use any sentiment.

Sketch: Whiff of Joy - Challenge #86
Challenge: Aud Sentiments - Challenge #9
Main Stamp: Gerda Celebrating Donkey (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Surprise Multi Stripe (K*I)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels One
Copic Colors:
-donkey: W1, W3, W5, W7, E42, E43, E44
-clothes: B91, B93, B95
-other: G40, G82, RV93, RV95, RV99, R22, R24, W1

Did you know? "The Tyger" is a poem by the English poet William Blake and was published as part of his collection "Songs of Experience" in 1794. It is one of Blake's best known and most analyzed poems. It begins with "Tiger, tiger, burning bright / In the forests of the night, / What immortal hand or eye / Could frame thy fearful symmetry?".
[The Tyger,]

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Draco the Dragon

I made this card using Draco the Dragon from the Whiff of Joy Medieval Collection. I was trying to color the dragon with a salmon pink color but it turned out more orange than expected. The challenge for this card was to create a card or project using something with wings. The other challenges are birthday theme and to use any sentiments.

Challenge: Craft Your Days Away - Challenge #2
Challenge: Party Time Tuesdays - Challenge #13
Challenge: Aud Sentiments - Challenge #9
Main Stamp: Draco the Dragon (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Copic Colors:
R11, R12, E93, YR02, E11, E13, E15, E51, E53, E55

Did you know? The Van Wert Bandstand is a historic gazebo in Van Wert, Ohio, built in 1874. In the 1870s, such structures fulfilled the role of the third place in many communities such as Van Wert: they hosted political rallies, served as community bulletin boards, and became the starting points for citywide parades and musical events.
[Van Wert Bandstand,]

Monday, August 23, 2010

Have A Tweet Christmas

I put everything but the kitchen sink of this card as one thing let to another. This ensemble was created for the Lollipop Challenge which is to create a card or project using ribbons and buttons.

Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #4
Challenge: Bee Crafty - Challenge #36
Main Stamp: Have A Tweet Christmas (Freshly Brewed)
Patterned Paper: Linen Closet (DCWV)
Cricut Cartridge: Winter Wonderland
Copic Colors: R22, R24, R27, R29, W4, E57, E59, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, YR12, YR14

Did you know? Maize is the most widely grown crop in the Americas with 332 million metric tons grown annually in the United States alone. It is a grass domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica in prehistoric times. The Aztecs and Mayans cultivated it in numerous varieties throughout central and southern Mexico, to cook or grind in a process called nixtamalization. Later the crop spread through much of the Americas. Between 1250 and 1700, nearly the whole continent had gained access to the crop.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Goth Dragon

Here's another Dustin Pike dragon - with his teddy in hand, he looks ready for the first day of school. Must be Preschool. The challenge was to create a card or project based on the sketch provided and an anything goes challenge.

Challenge: Mercy's Tuesday Sketch - Challenge #85
Challenge: Stampin' for the Weekend - Challenge #45
Main Stamp: Goth Dragon (DPD)
Patterned Paper: Grade School (DCWV)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Large & Small Octagons
Copic Colors:
-dragon: R22, R24, R27, R29, YR21, YR12, YR14
-bear: G20, G21, G24, Y32, Y35
-clothes: W02, W04, W06, W08, BV01, BV02, BV04
-other: E50, E51, BV01, BV02, BV04, Y32, Y35

Did you know? "Invictus" is a 2009 biographical drama film based on events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid and directed by Clint Eastwood.