Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jill is Two

I made this card using Jill is Two by Mo Manning. I used the wrong ink to stamp with so I couldn't color with Copic Markers. So instead I used some watercolor crayons, without the water of course. I also created this card for the Lollipop Crafts challenge that I'm hosting this month. I love this little tyke!

Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #6
Main Stamp: Jill is Two (MM)
Patterned Paper: Imaginary Friends Monster Mash (My Little Shoebox)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Big Scalloped Rectangle
Copic Colors: (none)

Did you know? United States currency notes now in production bear the following portraits: George Washington on the $1 bill, Thomas Jefferson on the $2 bill, Abraham Lincoln on the $5 bill, Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill, and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill.
[Portraits & Designs FAQ - U.S. Treasury]

Fleur Anya

I made this card using Fleur Anya from The Greeting Farm. The challenge is to create a card or project that makes a scene. Lately we've had butterflies in our flower garden so I wanted to make a card that reflected that. So here's Anya taking a little R&R in the backyard!

Challenge: Club Anya & Friends - Monday Mania Challenge
Main Stamp: Fleur Anya (TGF)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: E43, E44, E45, E49
-clothes: R81, R83, R85
-other: R81, R83, R85, G20, G21, G24

Did you know? The most recognized aspect of the Olmec civilization are the enormous helmeted heads. Infused with individuality, no two heads are alike and the helmet-like headdresses are adorned with distinctive elements. There have been 17 colossal heads unearthed to date.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sammy with Licorice

I made this card using Sammy With Licorice from Whiff of Joy. The main challenge is to create a card or project using two or more layers so I piled on eight layers! The other challenge is for anything Christmas... easy with this cute stamp.

Challenge: Whiff of Joy - Challenge #87
Challenge: Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays Challenge
Main Stamp: Sammy with Licorice (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: A Heart-Warming Holiday (TPS)
Cricut Cartridge: Lacy Labels
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E25, E27, E29
-clothes: BG93, BG96, BG99, R22, R24, R27, R29, T1, T7, B00

Did you know? Springs are often classified by the volume of the water they discharge. The largest springs are called "first-magnitude," defined as springs that discharge water at a rate of at least 2800 liters or 100 cubic feet (2.8 m3) of water per second. Some locations contain many first-magnitude springs, such as Central Florida where there are 33 known to be that size.
[Spring (Hydrosphere),]

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Three Pigs

I made this card using Three Pigs by Meljen's Designs. We had so much fun coloring this storybook image... I say we because I had to print off two other, extra large, coloring pages for my munchkins to join in.

Challenge: Stamp and Create - Challenge #5
Main Stamp: Three Pigs (MD)
Patterned Paper: Best of K&Company (K&C)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-pigs: R11, R12, E93, R20, R22, E53
-other: W2, W4, E40, E41, E25, E27, E15, E17, YR21, YR23, YR24, BG72, BG18, E09

Did you know? There are several United States denominations of currency notes that are no longer produced. These include the $500 bill with the portrait of William McKinley, the $1,000 bill with a portrait of Grover Cleveland, the $5,000 bill with a portrait of James Madison, the $10,000 bill with a portrait of Salmon P. Chase, and the $100,000 currency note bearing a portrait of Woodrow Wilson.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I made this card using Kei digital stamp from InStyle Stamps. The challenge is to create a card or project based on the inspirational photo provided. Head on over to InStyle Stamps' Blog and join us for a festive autumn challenge. I also entered this card into the Simon Says Stamps Holiday Hop.

Hop: Simon Says Stamps - Holiday Hop
Challenge: InStyle Stamps - InSpirational Challenge
Main Stamp: Kei (ISS)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Scalloped and Inverted Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E11, E13, E15, R20
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10
-clothes: YR12, YR16, YR18, E55, E57, E59
-other: YG63, YG67, E57, E55, E59

Did you know? A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. The term "cyclone" refers to such storms' cyclonic nature, with counterclockwise rotation in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise rotation in the Southern Hemisphere.
[Tropical Cyclone,]

Charlotte Riding on Pigeon

I made this card using Charlotte Riding on Pigeon from Whiff of Joy. The challenges entered were to create a card or project based on a Birthday theme.

Challenge: Flourishes - FLLCSept10
Challenge: Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #37
Challenge: Stamps R Us - Challenge #4
Challenge: Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge #58
Main Stamp: Charlotte Riding on Pigeon plus Sentiments (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Two
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-clothes: R32, R35, R37, R39
-pigeon: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
-other: C0, C1, E13, E17, R32, R35, R37

Did you know? In 1938, the term "googol" was invented by Dr. Kasner's nine-year-old nephew who was asked to think up a name for a very big number, namely 1 with one hundred zeroes after it. A googol has no particular significance in mathematics, but is useful when comparing or describing very large quantities. Edward Kasner used it to illustrate the difference between an unimaginably large number and infinity, and in this role it is sometimes used in teaching mathematics.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Horus Roasting Marshmallows

You may have seen this card on The Stamping Bazaar blog but now it's here too. I made this card using Horus Roasting Marshmallows from The Stamping Bazaar, designed by Marina Neira, and chose a subtle color scheme to feature this adorable camper.

Head on over to The Stamping Bazaar Blog today for digi preview and give away for Suzie with Pie! She an adorable little kangaroo!

Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #6
Challenge: Stamp and Create - Challenge #5
Main Stamp: Horus Roasting Marshmallows (TSB)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Spots & Dots
Copic Colors:
-horus: B41, B21, B24, G20, G21, G24
-other: R29, YR16, Y38, Y35, G20, G21, G24, E55, E57, YG11, YG13, YG17, E40, E44, E43, E47

Did you know? The Vizcaya Bridge is a transporter bridge built in 1893 in the Biscay province of Spain. With a gondola that can transport six cars and dozens of passengers, it was the solution to the problem of connecting the two towns without disrupting the maritime traffic.
[Vizcaya Bridge,]

Monday, September 6, 2010

Slimy House and Chomps

How cool is this house! Make It Crafty has different styles of houses to complement several types of stamps and this one was perfect for my Monster challenge using Chomp. Check out Lollipop Crafts for the details and I hope to see your unique monster creations this week!

This was the first time coloring the Slime House so I used the same colors they show in the store, or at least tried to. The challenges were to make something with just one (only one flower left!) and anything goes.

NEWS: Today is also the debut of my Mum's new blog! Go check out Grandma's Pearl and leave her some comments of encouragement and good cheer! She would even be thrilled with a Follower or two. ;-D

Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #6
Challenge: Papertake Weekly Challenge - Just The One
Challenge: Be Crafty - Challenge #37
Main Stamp: Slime House (MiC) & Chomps (PMS)
Patterned Paper: Rockstar (DCWV)
Copic Colors: W2, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, C1, C3, C5, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, G20, G21, G24, G82, E00, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18, Y11, Y15, Y17

Did you know? The four-leaf clover is an uncommon variation of the common, three-leaved clover. But clovers can have more than four leaves and the most ever recorded is twenty-one. Unofficial claims of discovery have ranged as high as twenty-seven.
[Four-leaf Clover,]

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Christmas Train

I made this card using A Christmas Train by Whiff of Joy. The challenge is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided. I mirrored the sketch to balance out the image.

Challenge: Whiff of Joy - Challenge #86
Main Stamp: A Christmas Train (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Doodlin' Around (DCWV)
Spellbinders: Contemporary Hearts Pendants
Copic Colors:
-mice: E50, E51, E53, E55, E40, E41, E43, E44
-other: G20, G21, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, R32, R35, R37, R39, G82, YG45, YG67, Y11, Y15, Y35

Did you know? The book "Actors on Acting" by Helen Chinoy, collections of essays about theatre, have been used widely as college text and remained in print for more than 50 years
[Helen Chinoy,]