Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lil Lolita Lylah

Happy Birthday Danni! From the Lollipop Crafts Design Team, we wish you all the best and hope you have a spoiled day! :-D

I made this card using Lil Lolita Lylah from Tickled Pink Stamps. The challenges are to create a card or project based on a Girlie Girl theme, sparkles and anything goes.


Theme: Lillipop Crafts - Happy Birthday Danni!
Challenge: Lil Lolita Boutique - Challenge #13
Challenge: Oh, Alice! - Chapter #29
Challenge: Your Next Stamp - Challenge #24
Challenge: Craft Your Days Away - Challenge #3
Main Stamp: Lil Lolita Lylah (LL&L)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Dahlia
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-clothes: B21, B23, B26, BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, V04, V06
-other: R00, R20, R22

Did you know? The Black-necked Cranes in Bhutan are winter visitors to the Phobjika Valley. On arrival they are seen to circle the Gangteng Monastery three times as if they are paying obeisance to the gods in the monastery and repeat this act while returning to Tibet іn early spring.
[Black-necked Cranes in Bhutan, Wikipedia.org]

Lil Lolita Lylah

I made this card using Lil Lolita Lylah from Tickled Pink Stamps. Lylah is one of my favorites because she can be used for any occasion, this time for Christmas. The challenge is to use two or more textures and layers; my texture is the layered paper and ribbon flowers. The other challenge is shabby or vintage, and I file this under shabby.


The background is made up of 15 sheets of decorative paper, each pattern from the paper stack used. They've been cut and layered to resemble roof shingles. Each piece has been turned slightly upward which gives it a nice texture. Plus, fingering down the front is as soothing as digging into a barrel of beans!


Challenge:
Lil Lolita Boutique Challenges DT Call
Challenge: Totally Stampalicious - Texture-Licious Challenge
Challenge: Stampin' for the Weekend - Challenge #46
Challenge: Pile It On - Challenge #35
Main Stamp: Lil Lolita Lylah (LL&L)
Patterned Paper: A Heart Warming Holiday (TPS)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E11, E13, R35
-hair: E17, E18, E29
-clothes: G20, G21, G24
-other: R30, R32, R35, R37, R39


Did you know?
The cryptic mantis is a mantid native to southern Africa. Its common name comes from its ability to grow asymmetrically to match the vegetation of its environment. The only green portion are the leaf-like wings.
[Sibylla Pretoiosa, Wikipedia.org]


Update: I was the winner at Lil Lolita Boutique DT Call for this Challenge!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Marvin Trick or Treat

This is the final preview before Marvin will be available at The Stamping Bazaar by Marina Neira! Today we're featuring Marvin Trick or Treat digi which will be released this tomorrow, September 4th at 12:00am EST.

Last chance for prizes! Three fans who comment on The Stamping Bazaar Blog by this Saturday at 12:00am EST will each win one of Marvin digis previewed! Want more? There will be one grand prize of all three Marvin digis given to one TSB Facebook fan chosen at random! The next stop on the hop is Emma & Susan and if you get lost on the way, here is the full blog hop list:

Barbara <-- you're here

Theme: The Stamping Bazaar Blog Hop
Challenge: Bee Crafty - Challenge #37
Challenge: CES Challenge #1
Challenge: Cupcake Craft - Challenge #106
Main Stamp: Marvin Trick or Treat (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Halloween (K&C)
Dry Embossing: Fiskars Texture Plates Carpet
Copic Colors:
-bat: BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
-other: YR12, YR16, Y35, W2, R22, W24, W29

Did you know? The Strait of Dover is the narrowest part of the English Channel where the shortest distance across the strait is reduced to 21 miles (34 km). On a clear day, it is possible to see the opposite coastline and shoreline buildings with the naked eye, and the lights of land at night as in Matthew Arnold's poem "Dover Beach".
[Strait of Dover, Wikipedia.org]

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Marvin with Candy Apple

Welcome to day two of The Stamping Bazaar release hop featuring the adorable little bat Marvin by Marina Neira! Today we're featuring Marvin with Candy Apple digi which will be released this Saturday, September 4th at 12:00am EST.

Don't forget prizes! Three fans who comment on The Stamping Bazaar Blog by this Saturday at 12:00am EST will each win one of Marvin digis previewed! Want more? There will be one grand prize of all three Marvin digis given to one TSB Facebook fan chosen at random! The next stop on the hop is Emma & Susan and if you get lost on the way, here is the full blog hop list:

Barbara <-- you're here

Theme: The Stamping Bazaar Blog Hop
Challenge: Meljen's - Challenge #23
Main Stamp: Marvin with Candy Apple (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Halloween (D&C)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Traffic Jam
Copic Colors:
-bat: W1, W2, W4, W6, W8
-apple: R22, R27, E57, E59, YG17, YG21, YG23, E31, E34, E35

Did you know? Nielsen ratings are audience measurement systems that determine the audience size and composition of television programming. Ratings are gathered in one of two ways: (1) Viewer "diaries", in which a target audience self-records its viewing or listening habits; and (2) A more technologically sophisticated system uses Set Meters, which are small devices connected to televisions in selected homes.
[Nielson Ratings, Wikipedia.org]

Jet

I made this card using Jet digi from InStyle Stamps which is also available in rubber. The challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided, which is also a T-Card.


This was a tricky card to make but here are a few tutorials should you need a little more guidance; one from Split Coast Stampers and the other from Paper Punch Addiction. Here's the card extended so you can see the sentiment and how the pull tab works.

Challenge: InStyle Stamps Sketch Challenge
Main Stamp: Jet (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Homeroom (TPC)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E57, E59, E49
-clothes: E57, E59, B000, B91, B93, B95, E41, E42, E43
-other:

Did you know? Types of snow can be designated by the shape of its flakes, description of how it is falling, and by how it collects on the ground. There are over 20 different ways to describe snow on the ground and almost a dozen ways to describe while it's falling!
[Types of Snow, Wikipedia.org]

Betty Mouse with Candycane

I made this card using Betty Mouse with Candycane which was released today from Whiff of Joy! I'll be showing more samples of this cute little mouse, along with her best friend Henry, throughout the month. And in one of those posts will be a chance to win Betty and Henry Winter Mice for yourself! So become a follower and stay tuned. The challenge used was for coloring pleats or folds.


Challenge:
Copic Creations - Challenge #34
Main Stamp: Betty Mouse with Candycane (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Linen Closet (DCWV)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Script
Copic Colors:
-betty: W1, W2, W4, W6, W8, W10, R20, R22
-clothes: BG72, BG75, BG78, R20, R22, R27, R29, G20, G21, G24
-other: R20, R22, G20, G21, G24

Did you know? The Fountain of Time by Lorado Taft was created as a monument to the first 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain, resulting from the Treaty of Ghent in 1814. The sculpture was cast in a 4,500-piece mold and incorporated pebbles from the Potomac River.
[Fountain of Time, Wikipedia.org]

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Marvin the Bat

Welcome to the three day blog hop featuring an adorable little bat named Marvin by Marina Neira from The Stamping Bazaar. Today we're featuring Marvin the Bat digi which will be released this Saturday, September 4th at 12:00am EST.


Did someone say prizes? Three fans who comment on The Stamping Bazaar Blog by this Saturday at 12:00am EST will each win one of Marvin digis previewed! Want more? There will be one grand prize of all three Marvin digis given to one TSB Facebook fan chosen at random!

You should have arrived from The Stamping Bazaar Blog and your next stop is a double bonus preview from Emma & Susan. If you get lost on the way, here is the full blog hop list:

Barbara <-- you're here
Blog Hop: The Stamping Bazaar Blog Hop
Challenge: Bee Crafty - Challenge #37
Main Stamp: Marvin the Bat (TSB)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Copic Colors:
-V91, V93, V95, V99, R11, R12

Did you know? A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat, caret and carrot. The word derives from the Greek words homo (same) and phone (voice, utterance).
[Homophone, Wikipedia.org]

Sweet Anya

Welcome back and thank you for all your wonderful and supporting comments! I enjoyed reading them and I wish I could give everyone a Sweet Anya. But there is only one winner today and using Random.org, that winner is #55 - Congratulations Dee in Oklahoma! Please contact me with your mailing address. For everyone else, remember Sweet Anya will be released tomorrow in The Greeting Farm store and you can pick one up yourself!

Here are two more cards using Sweet Anya, this time with earth toned colors. The first card is one I made. I found these flower stickers and knew straight away how I wanted to use them! The second is another card from my Mom who gave Sweet Anya adorable freckles.

Challenge: Pile It On - Challenge #34
Challenge: Oh, Alice! - Chapter #28
Challenge: One Stitch at a Time - Challenge #28
Challenge: Allsorts - Week #67
Challenge: Double Dutch - Challenge #50
Challenge: Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge #32
Challenge: Stamp & Create - Challenge #4
Main Stamp: Sweet Anya (TGF)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
-hair: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: E57, E49, E49, YR23, YR21, Y32, Y11


Did you know? Oberon is the outermost major moon of the planet Uranus. Discovered by William Herschel in 1787, Oberon is named after a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. As of 2010, the Uranian system has been studied up close only once: by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in January 1986. It took several images of Oberon, which allowed mapping of about 40% of the moon's surface.
[Oberon (moon), Wikipedia.org]

Update: We were the 2nd place winner at One Stitch At A Time for this Challenge!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Melinda Helping Angel

I made this card using Melinda Helping Angel from Whiff of Joy. The challenge is to create a card or project with a sympathy theme. Even though it's a sympathy card, I wanted to create a cheery theme and the helping angel was says it all. The other challenge was to color curly hair.

Sketch: Mercy's Tuesday Sketch - Challenge #36
Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #5
Challenge: Color Me Copic - Challenge #3
Main Stamp: Melinda Helping Angel (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Kitchen (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin/wings: E000, E00, E11, R20, W1
-hair: E15, E17, E18
-clothes: YR61, YR65, YR68, B0000, B12, B41, YR20, YR21, YR24
-other: G20, G21, G24, W1

Did you know? Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) stadium categories are categories for football stadiums laid out in the UEFA Stadium Infrastructure Regulations. Stadiums are rated as category one, two, three, or four. In category four, stadiums must have a minimum capacity of 8,000 with no standing spectators allowed.
[Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.org]

Sweet Anya

Welcome everyone to this very "sweet" blog hop hosted by The Greeting Farm! It has been so much fun to make cards using Sweet Anya. However, I gotta tell you, the pressure was so immense that I ended up with a few extras... so I'll also show them off this week!


It's hard to tell in the picture but I used glitter on her shirt, shoes and hair clip which gives the card an extra sparkle boost! The next card below is created by my Mom. The one thing better than spending a day stamping is spending it with your best friend! She also created a few cards using Sweet Anya and I'll be sharing those with you this week too. It will be a double bonus!


What's more? I'm giving away one of these Sweet Anya rubber stamps right here to one lucky commenter! You have until 11:59pm CST tonight to leave your comment on this post. A big thank you to The Greeting Farm for sponsoring this prize!

And while you're at it, continue on with the hop because there are two more Sweet Anya stamps hidden away somewhere to win! Here is the complete blog hop list:


Main Stamp: Sweet Anya (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Mod-Retro (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: R20, R22, R24, R27
-clothes: R20, R22, YR20, YR21, YR23, B91, B93, B95

Did you know? The concept for Sweet Anya was created by me and entered into the Design Your Own Anya contest over at The Greeting Farm. It made the top five selections then votes were cast and it won! It was then refined by the wonderful artist Marie and created into a rubber stamp. Woo hoo! How fun it's been to be a part of that process - thanks everyone!
[Sweet Anya, The Greeting Farm]

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wild Things

"Five little monkeys jumping on the bed!" I made this card using the monkey in Wild Things from The Greeting Farm. The challenge is to create a shaker card and I thought this would be a cute theme. For the picture, I assembled the card on a flat surface which was already setup for a photo. Then after placing the top on I was able to take a few shots before I shook it - because of course, I had to shake it!

Here are the details on the five little monkeys. I was experimenting with the Copic marker's Earth tone color group and comparing the various shades of skin colors. I also altered the tales on the monkeys so I could cut them out easier.

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Monday Mania
Main Stamp: altered images of Wild Things (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Kids (DCWV)
Copic Colors :
-costumes: E41, E42, E43
-monkeys: (numbered from left to right)
#1: E000, E00; E18, E19, E17
#2: E000, E00, E11; YR23, E53, E51, E50
#3: E00, E11, E13; E25, E27, E29
#4: E11, E13, E15; E37, E59, E15
#5: E13, E14, E15; W2, W4, W6, W8

Did you know? Ramsey theory, named after Frank P. Ramsey, is a branch of mathematics that studies the conditions under which order must appear. Problems in Ramsey theory typically ask a question of the form: "how many elements of some structure must there be to guarantee that a particular property will hold?"
[Ramsey Theory, Wikipedia.org]