Saturday, September 18, 2010

Henry Christmas Mouse

I made this card using Henry Christmas Mouse from Whiff of Joy. I've created the ruffled scalloped edge before on another card and this time I have provided instructions using this card.

Check out the Whiff of Joy Tutorials & Inspirations Blog for details on how to make this project.

Whiff of Joy Tutorials & Inspirations Blog
Main Stamp: Henry Christmas Mouse (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Signature Christmas (MME)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-E30, E31, E35, E57, R35, R37, R39, E42, E55, E57, E59, B93, B95, B97, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y23, Y26, W1, E41, E42

Did you know? Iron(III) oxide is the inorganic compound and is of one of the three main oxides of iron. Rust is often called iron(III) oxide, and to some extent, this label is useful, because rust shares several properties and has a similar composition. To a chemist, rust is considered an ill-defined material, described as hydrated ferric oxide.
[Iron(III) Oxide,]

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tutu Sweet

I made this card using Tutu Sweet from Meljen's Designs. The challenges are to create a card or project using pretty pearls and autumn colors. The background makes it hard to see but yep, there are pearls on there.

Challenge: Whimsy Inspirations Blog - September Challenge
Challenge: Paper Pretties - Challenge #119
Challenge: Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge #59
Main Stamp: Tutu Sweet (MD)
Patterned Paper: Earth Love (CC)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R21
-hair: E50
-clothes: E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, G21, YR20, YR21, YR23, E93, E95, E97

Did you know? In Japanese art, Manga refers to comics and cartoons in print whereas Anime refers to life-action films or animation art.
[Magna & Anime,]

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I made this card using London from Simply Betty Stamps. This is my second card made for this challenge which has the theme Halloween but to use a non-Halloween stamp from their store. The other challenge is to use three or more images. I have the main character images but on the background I've also use three other stamps around the edges: a rose, chandelier and fluer de lises.

I altered this cutie to give her wings in the same style as Simply Betty Stamps store logo. I covered the wings with glitter which looks awesome in real-life! Finally, the web was strung together with twine and catches this little angel in a web of love.

Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps - Halloween Hop
Challenge: Some Odd Girl Challenge
Main Stamp: [altered images of] London (SBS)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Copic Colors:
-girl: E50, E51, E53, E55
-cat: W2, W4, W6, W8

Did you know? According to legend, Tomorr Mountain was personified by a giant who fought his brother Shpirag or Shpiragu, another personification of a nearby mountain, for the love of a young woman. The two brothers fought bitterly for her affections and ended up killing each other. Deep in sorrow, the grieving woman for whom they had contested wept over their deaths and her tears created the Osum River.
[Berat County,]

Update: I was a selected Odd at Some Odd Girl for this Challenge!


I made this card using Miller from Simply Betty Stamps. The challenge is to create a card or project based with a Halloween theme but to use a non-Halloween stamp. I thought Miller was perfect and only needed a little fang to complete the transformation.

Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps - Halloween Hop
Main Stamp: [altered images of] Miller (SBS)
Patterned Paper: Halloween (K&C)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00
-hair: E50, E51
-clothes: W1, W3, W5, W7, W10, YG93, YG95, UG97
-other/eyes: R22, R24, R27, R29, R39

Did you know? Biological classification, or scientific classification in biology, is a method by which biologists group and categorize organisms by biological type, such as genus or species. The hierarchy consists of eight major taxonomic ranks: Species > Genus > Family > Order > Class > Phylum > Kingdom > Domain > Life.
[Biological Classification,]

Update: I was the winner at Simply Betty Stamps for this Challenge!

Fashionette Lil Lolita 20's Evie

I made this card using Fashionette Lil Lolita 20's Evie from Tickled Pink Stamps. The challenge is to create a card or project using buttons. I found these unique buttons in my Mom's button box, after which, I decided it would only be fair of me to get my own. :-) Now my kids are rummaging through the box looking at "my" treasures! "My precious!"

Challenge: Lil Lolita Boutique - Challenge #15
Challenge: Copic Creations - Challenge #35
Main Stamp: Fashionette Lil Lolita 20's Evie (LL&L)
Sentiment Stamp: Best Yet (SU)
Patterned Paper: Linen Closet (DCWV)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Two
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
-eyes: E43, E44, E47, E49
-hair: E43, E44, E47
-clothes: T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, T9, 0, BG72, BG75, BG78

Did you know? Tiddlywinks is an indoor game played with sets of small discs called "winks" lying on a surface, usually a flat mat. Players use a larger disc called a "squidger" to pop a wink into flight by pressing down on one side of the wink. The objective of the game is to cause the winks to land either on top of opponents' winks, or ultimately inside a pot or cup

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Amelia Chloe

I made this card using Amelia Chloe digi from InStyle Stamps which is soon to be released later this month. The challenge is to create a card or project based on a storybook and I thought this image would fit the theme for any adventurous female book. Books such as Amelia Rules, Amelia Earhart and Our Only May Amelia are some great examples. The other challenge is to use a digi stamp.

Challenge: InStyle Stamps InSpirational Challenge
Challenge: Scrap-Creations - Challenge #27
Main Stamp: Amelia Chloe (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Handmade Cara Marie (K&C)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Scalloped Circle Large
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, R20, W1
-hair: YR20, YR21, YR23
-clothes: E50, E51, C3, C5, C7, C9, W10, E44, E47, E49, R35, R37, R39, Y35
-other: R83, R85, YG91, YG93, YG95

Did you know? The Bengal is a breed of cat formed by the cross of a domestic feline and an Asian Leopard Cat which is unrelated to the Bengal tiger. If kept as a pet, the cat should be at least four generations removed from the original crossing. However, until the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 is revised, licensing is still required for keeping of Bengal cats in the United Kingdom.
[Bengal (cat),]

WS Reeta & Hugh

I made this card using two Wild Sprout images from The Greeting Farm, Hugh and Reeta. The challenge is to create a card or project featuring a TGF couple. The record player was included in the paper stack I used and I cut it down to fit; the title is "So Very Lucky"!

Challenge: The Greeting Farm - Farm King & Queen Challenge
Main Stamp: Wild Sprouts Reeta & Wild Sprouts Hugh (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Mod-Retro (DCWV)
Dry Embossing: Fiskars Texture Plates Music Notes
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R11, R12
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E55; E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: W2, W4, W6, Y23, Y26, B91, B93, B95, YR02, YR12, YR09, YR14, YR1

Did you know? Buckyball...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ketto Margarita

Welcome! We are having a surprise blog hop... for my very special Mom! She's my best friend and all-time stamping buddy and I wanted to make sure her day was extra special. :D A few of us wanted to wish you a grand Happy Birthday and hope you'll enjoy all our creations made especially for this occasion!

Happy Birthday Peggy!

Here's my card using Ketto Margarita from Stamping Bella. Blue, purple, flowers, organdy ribbon, little girls, charms and sparkle... I wanted to use a few of my Mom's favorite things.

This marks the start of the hop and your first transfer is to visit Penni. Below is the complete list if you get lost and you'll end up at the Birthday Girl's very own blog with her surprise post! We hope everyone will enjoy the hop and can leave a few comments along the way.

Barbara <-- You're here
Emma & Susan
Peggy <-- The Birthday Girl

Theme: Brithday Blog Hop for Grandma's Pearl
Challenge: Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #62 (stripes)
Challenge: Karber - Challenge #5 (girlie)
Main Stamp: Ketto Margarita (SB)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG) & Earth Love (CC)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Four
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11, R20
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-clothes: YR20, YR21, YR23, B21, B32, B32, BV01, BV02, BV04
-other: T1

Did you know? The Rosetta Stone is part of an Ancient Egyptian granite stele with engraved text that provided the key to modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. The inscription records a decree that was issued at Memphis in 196 BCE on behalf of King Ptolemy V and appears in three different writing languages.
[Rosetta Stone,]

Monday, September 13, 2010

Story Time

I made this card using Story Time from Elizabeth O. Dulemba's Coloring Page Tuesdays! She has a bunch of wonderful images and plenty of them feature reading. Go check her out and enjoy! The Lollipop Crafts Challenge this week is to create a card or project based on a family theme. We love our daily reading time so I thought this was the perfect image to use on a card.

Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #7
Main Stamp: Story Time (EOD)
Patterned Paper: Nook & Pantry (BG)
Dry Embossing: Sizzix Texture Plates Love Letter
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Four
Copic Colors:
-skin: E13, E15, E17, E08
-hair:W3, W5, W7, W9
-clothes: R30, R32, R35, B000, B00, B52, Y21, BG10, BG32
-other: G12, G14, G17, E40, E41, E43, T1, T3, E50, E51

Did you know? Interstate 15 (I-15) is a transcontinental Interstate Highway, running from San Diego, California, United States, to the Canadian border, through Mohave County in northwest Arizona. Building through the gorge posed serious difficulties because of the area's inhospitable terrain and the river's tendency to flash flood. Though the project completed as planned, it had proved the costliest rural freeway in the country at the time.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sweet Anya

I made this card using Sweet Anya from The Greeting Farm. As you know, this little cutie is a design I help make and it's still so fun to use her! I still have several possibilities floating around in my head so this isn't the last of her. ;D

This is another card made by my Mom who just created a blog for herself. Check it Grandma's Pearl today and welcome her to blogland! She now has posted all her cards and given details when possible.

Main Stamp: Sweet Anya (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Quite Contrary Mary Mary Happy Birthday (MME)
Dry Embossing: Papertrey Ink Impression Plate In Bloom.
Copic Colors:
-skin: E13, E15, E17, R20
-hair: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
-clothes: R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, B91, B93, B95

Did you know? Caerhays Castle hosts the largest collection of magnolias in England and contains one of four National Magnolia Collections under the auspices of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens.
[Caerhays Castle,]