Friday, March 4, 2011

Louisa Party Time

The challenge this week at The Stamping Bazaar is "Bling it on!" ... lots of bling! I made this carding using Louisa Part Time and this time I printed the image larger than normal. Then I added Stickels Glitter Glue, gems, and a charm for my bling. I need to make more "mail-able" cards so I tried to use all flat embellishments.

DT Challenge: The Stamping Bazaar - Challenge #18 (bling)
Challenge: Creative Belli Challenge #112 (animals)
Challenge: Color Round Up - Challenge #24
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp Challenge
(recipe: 1 image, 2 DP, 3 types of embellishments)
Main Stamp: Louisa Party Time (TSB) by Marina Neira
Patterned Paper: TC Blossomwood (K&C)
Chipboard: Swirly Corners (MiC)
Copic Colors:
-louisa/eyes: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, R11, R12, R14, E19
-clothes: E44, E47, E49, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, E13, E17, E19, E18, C00, C1, C3

Did you know? Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between the watermint and spearmint. The plant, indigenous to Europe, is now widespread in cultivation throughout all regions of the world. It is found wild occasionally with its parent species.


Do you remember my Christmas Dino card I made a while back? I was a selected winner for that challenge and now a guest designer at Guylou's Inimitability Challenge this week! You know how much I support reading, so I was excited to see such a fun stamp to work with... this is Caroline. Our challenge for you is to make a card or project using the sketch provided and this is what I came up with:

GDT Challenge: Guylou's Inimitability Challenges (sketch)
Main Stamp:
Caroline (Guylou’s Inimitability)
Patterned Paper: scraps (SU)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Grace's Frame
Metal Die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge, Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag and Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R12, R14, R17, N1
-hair/eyes: W2, W6, W8, B91, B93, B95
-clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, YG81, YG93, YG95
-other: E42, E43

Did you know? Tau Ceti is a star in the constellation Cetus that is spectrally similar to the Sun, but only has about 78% of the Sun's mass. At a distance of just under 12 light years from the Solar System, it is a relatively close star. Unlike other prominent stars, Tau Ceti does not have a widely recognized traditional name. It can be seen with the unaided eye as a faint third-magnitude star.
[Tau Ceti,]

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Whisper

The challenge this week at Little Miss Muffet Challenges is to use Designer Paper - that's simple enough for most! Plus I'm have a design team call this month so head on over for all the details. Here's one of my projects I made using Spring Whisper.

Most of the elements I have used before but the newest on the scene is a paper diecut from the K&Company BW Flora & Fauna package (the cream flower sillouette in the background). These diecuts are large and detailed so I've been waiting for just the right project to use one.

DT Challenge: Little Miss Muffet - Challenge #4 (designer paper)
Challenge: One Stop Craft Challenge - Week #120 (spring flowers)
Challenge: Sweet Stampin Challenges (Oh So Girly)
Challenge: Totally Gorjuss - Challenge #69 (black + other)
Main Stamp:
Spring Whisper (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: AB Lotus (K&C)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R11, R12
-hair: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, E31, E35, Y32, Y11
-clothes: G21, G24, YG11, E44, E42, E40, Y21, Y38, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG01, BG72, BG10, BG11
-other: C00, C1, C3, R12

Did you know? Flying discs are disc-shaped gliders which are generally plastic and roughly 20 to 25 centimeters (8–10 inches) in diameter, with a lip. The shape of the disc, an airfoil in cross-section, allows it to fly by generating lift as it moves through the air while rotating.The term Frisbee, often used uncapitalized generically to describe all flying discs, is a registered trademark of the Wham-O toy company. Such use is not encouraged by the company, whose concern is that the use of the name in generic fashion may put the trademark in jeopardy.
[Flying Disc,]

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Monster Winds

I made this card using the new Monster Winds digi which I released yesterday. It was inspired by an afternoon out with my own little monsters. And the keys, well, they just crack me up. ;D

As a reminder, today is the final day to get your name in the draw for blog candy, handmade cards and Jumping Bessie digi! If you haven't already, head on over to the new Little Miss Muffet Challenges blog and get all the details!

Challenge: A Gem of A Challenge - Challenge #15 (.. brads)
Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge #76 (flowers)
Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #28 (think spring)
Challenge: Shannon's Sentiments - Challenge #15
(fussy cutting/kite's tale)
Main Stamp: Monster Winds (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: Valentine (K&C)
Copic Colors:
-monster: E50, E51, E53, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, E000, E00, E11, E13, E55, E57, E59
-other: Y11, Y35, Y38, E55, E57, E59, R22, R24, R29, R39, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, E41, E42, E43, E44

Did you know? Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms. In the atmospheric electrical discharge, a leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 220,000 km/h (140,000 mph), and can reach temperatures approaching 30,000 °C (54,000 °F). There are some 16 million lightning storms in the world every year.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jumping Bessie

The day has arrived and the new blog reveal is up! Check out all the changes... this blog had a makeover with new graphics; but the biggest change is I've opened up a challenge blog for all the challenge details! Move on over and check out Little Miss Muffet Challenges for more announcements and prizes!

Challenge #3 Winners and Challenge #4 Details
will be announced Thursday at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

I made this card using the new Jumping Bessie which was released today in commemoration of the new store and challenge blog look. I used the circles Nestabilities to make the moon but a moon also comes with the digi. Hope you enjoy!

Challenge: Challenge Up Your Life - Challenge #38 (fairytale)
Challenge: Paper Sundaes - Challenge #58 (use charm)
Challenge: Dream Valley - Challenges #1 (anything goes)
Main Stamp:
Jumping Bessie (LMMD)
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea (TPS)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, Inverted Small Scalloped Circles, Small Scalloped Circles, and My Favorite Things Die-namics Cloud Trio Die
Copic Colors:
C00, C1, C3, W4, W6, W8, R11, R12, R14, Y32, Y35, Y38, E50, E51, E53, R24, R29, R39

Did you know? Crayola is a brand of artists supplies manufactured by Crayola LLC, which was founded in 1885 as Binney & Smith. It was originally an industrial pigment supply company, it soon shifted its focus to art products for home and school use, beginning with chalk, then crayons, followed later by colored pencils, markers, paints, modeling clay and other related goods. The company also produces Silly Putty and a line of professional art products under the Portfolio Series brand.Crayola LLC claims the Crayola brand has 99% name recognition in U.S. consumer households, and says its products are sold in over 80 countries.
Update: I was a top pick at Paper Sundaes for this challenge!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Rosie to School

It's busy weekends such as these that I'm glad I have a few extra cards "saved up" for posting. ;D Here's one I made using the new Rosie to School image from Make it Crafty and I also used some of their corner flourishes and charms too. I love images that promote reading, and even though my daughter might think that book bag is full of homework, I like to think of it as being full of reading books.

Challenge: Little Claire's - Challenge #1 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: I Did it Creations - Challenge #43 (punch/diecut)
Main Stamp:
Rosie to School (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Just Dreamy (MME)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R11, R12, R14
-hair: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: E40, E42, E43, E44, GB10, BG72, BG75, BG78, C00, C1, C3, YR20, YR21, YR24
-other: R81, R83, R85, R89

Did you know? A gimbal is a pivoted support that allows the rotation of an object about a single axis. A set of two gimbals, one mounted on the other with pivot axes orthogonal, may be used to allow an object mounted on the innermost gimbal to remain immobile. Examples include gyroscopes, shipboard compasses, stoves and even drink holders typically use gimbals to keep them upright with respect to the horizon despite the ship's pitching and rolling.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Magnolia StampClub

I finally have another Magnolia card to share and this one was colored with Prismacolor Pencils. My Mom received her StampClub kit in the mail today and we spent the day together experimenting with my pencils. I probably tried three or four different techniques on this paper and not sure I could remember what I did - some areas worked out better than others. I'm not sure if this is from the Magnolia Summer or Spring kit but maybe someone will leave a comment if they know for sure. ;D

Main Stamp: Magnolia StampClub 2010 (Mag)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Rectange
Prismacolor Pencils

Did you know? The Cascade Volcanoes are a number of volcanoes in a volcanic arc in western North America, extending from southwestern British Columbia through to Northern California, a distance of well over 700 mi (1,100 km). The arc has formed due to subduction along the Cascadia subduction zone. Although taking its name from the Cascade Range, this term is a geologic grouping rather than a geographic one, and the Cascade Volcanoes extend north into the Coast Mountains, past the Fraser River which is the northward limit of the Cascade Range proper.
[Cascade Volcanoes,]