Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gracie's Roses

The challenge this week at Make it Colourful is to blend the colors yellow and green and is sponsored by Crissy's Art & Heart. I tried to blending the two colors together and see how that turned out. It was actually more difficult than I thought. I think if I had started with the green then added the yellow that it might have been worked out better, however, the result I got is still good.

The sentiment is by Helen Keller and says "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."

DT Challenge: Make it Colourful Challenge #11 (blend green/yellow)
Main Stamp:
Gracie's Roses (CAH), Ornate Floral Scroll (MiC) and The Best (Penny Black sentiment)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Chipboard: Swirly Corners (MiC)
Copic Markers:
E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, 0, B0000, B00, G20, G21, G24, G28, W5, W8, Y11, Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, R20, R21, R22, R24, YG93, YG95, YG97

Did you know? Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.
[Helen Keller,]

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lantern Rin

Today was my daughter's first lesson coloring with Copic markers and she was so excited! Check out her card, also using Lantern Rin. She got to pick the challenge blog from a handful I showed her and was totally into the zone. It was fun and I'm sure the next lesson isn't too far away. ;D

Challenge: Sparkle Creations Challenge #34 (photo inspiration)
Main Stamp: Lantern Rin (SCRS)
Patterned Paper: TC Blossomwood (K&C)
Chipboard: Frame Corner Flourishes (MiC)
Copic Markers

Did you know? The Power of Half is a book written by Kevin Salwen and his 14-year-old daughter Hannah in 2010. It describes how the Salwen family came to decide to sell its home, so that it could donate half the proceeds to charity. The family then bought a new home for itself, half the size. It also discusses what the family went through in selling its home, donating half the sales price, and down-grading to a smaller home, and what they learned in the process.
[The Power of Half,]

Lantern Rin by Cassandra

"I made this card for the picture challenge. The girl looks like she lives in China or Japan. I colored the girl with the colors pink, blue, brown, skin pink, and green. I add another stamp that says 'You make me smile all over my face' and I put two different colors behind it. And behind the girl I put flowers. I made this card with my Mommy. And I got a little leaf from my Mommy's desk and painted it." -by Cassandra (age 7)

Challenge: Sparkle Creations Challenge #34 (photo inspiration)
Main Stamp: Lantern Rin (SCRS)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Chipboard: Frame Corner Flourishes (MiC)
Copic Markers

Did you know? Dinosaurs lived a long time ago. The world was one big continent but today it is separated into seven continents.
[by Cassandra]

Cassandra was the winner at Sparkle Creations for this challenge!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shy Sammy

Welcome to another challenge at The Stamping Bazaar where this week's theme is "Anniversary." I made this card using Shy Sammy and chose a more masculine theme for a "his" card. After all, I can always make several cards for myself later. ;D

DT Challenge: The Stamping Bazaar Challenge #20 (Anniversary)
Main Stamp: Shy Sammy (TSB) by Marina Neira
Patterned Paper: Oliver (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
E50, E51, E53, E55, R12, G21, G24, G28, R37, R59, C1, C3

Did you know? Julie Powell (born April 20, 1973) is an American author best known for her book Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. While working for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in August 2002, Powell began the Julie/Julia Project, a blog chronicling her attempt to cook all the recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The blog quickly gained a large following, and Powell signed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company.
[Julie Powell,]

Lucky Dog

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's a busy day for posts so scroll on down and catch all the inspiration. ;D I made this card using Lucky Dog for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge and in honor of today being "green day" too.

DT Challenge: Little Miss Muffet Challenge #5
(brads, gems, pearls)
Challenge: AllSorts Challenge #94 (luck 'o Irish)
Challenge: If The Show Fits Scrap It Challenge #70 (St. Patrick)
Main Stamp:
Lucky Dog (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten and My Favorite Things Die-namics Cloud Trio Die
Copic Colors:
-dog: E40, E41, E42, EE43, E44, E47, E49
-other: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, W00, W2, W4, W6, W8, G20, G21, G24, G28, Y11, Y35, Y38, C1

Did you know? Cheque fraud refers to a category of criminal acts that involve making the unlawful use of cheques in order to illegally acquire or borrow funds that do not exist within the account balance or account-holder's legal ownership. Most methods involve taking advantage of the float (the time between the negotiation of the cheque and its clearance at the cheque-writer's bank) to draw out these funds. Specific kinds of cheque fraud include cheque kiting, where funds are deposited before the end of the float period to cover the fraud, and paper hanging, where the float offers the opportunity to write fraudulent checks but the account is never replenished.
[Cheque Fraud,]

Autumn Breath

I made this card using Autumn Breath for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. The theme this time is to use Pearls, Brads or Gems - that's easy enough! :D The little sentiment tag (as well as the flourishes) are from Make it Crafty and was perfect to fill that empty spot.

DT Challenge: Little Miss Muffet Challenge #5
(brads, gems, pearls)
Challenge: Bee Crafty Challenge #48 (spring floral)
Challenge: Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday (spring)
Challenge: The Stamp Man Challenge #18 (Mother's Day)
Main Stamp:
Autumn Breath (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: Once Upon a Springtime (Graphics45)
Chipboard: Flower Leaf Flourishes (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Small Scalloped Cirlces
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R12, R14
-hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
-clothes: G21, G24, YG63, YG67, R01, R11, R12, R14
-other: C00, C1, C3, YR12, YR14, YR18

Did you know? Frank William Abagnale, Jr. (born April 27, 1948) is an American security consultant known for his history as a former confidence trickster, check forger, impostor, and escape artist. He became notorious in the 1960s for passing $2.5 million worth of meticulously forged checks across 26 countries over the course of five years, beginning when he was 16 years old. In the process, he claimed to have assumed no fewer than eight separate identities, impersonating an airline pilot, a doctor, a Bureau of Prisons agent, and a lawyer.
[Frank Abegnale,]

Rida Rida Horse

I've got three cards for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge today and here my first made with Rida Rida Horse. It was also the thrid card I made yesterday so I grabbed a lot supplies that were already out.

DT Challenge: Little Miss Muffet Challenge #5 (brads, gems, pearls)
Challenge: Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge #48 (party)
Challenge: Fairy Tale Challenge #10 (kinder/kids)
Challenge: Floweret Stamplar Challenge #2 (kids' birthday)
Main Stamp: Rida Rida Horse (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: Olivia (BG)
Metal Die: Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag and My Favorite Things Die-namics Cloud Trio Die
Copic Colors:
E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E45, E47, E49, B91, B95, B99, G21, G24, G28, R21, R24, R29, Y17, Y38

Did you know? Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical comedy-drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr. Development for the film started as far back as 1980, but development did not progress until 1997, when the film rights to Abagnale's book were purchased by Spielberg's DreamWorks.
[Catch Me If You Can,]

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Racing Rick

I made this card using Racing Rick from Make it Crafty and went with a bright boy themed card. However, I added lots of brown to tone down the colors so I could use it with an older age bracket. I remember spending countless hours playing with my brothers and the RC cars - lots of good memories.

Main Stamp: Racing Rick (MiC)
Patterned Paper: The Pets Stack (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R11, R12
-hair: YR20, YR21, YR23, E31, E35
-clothes: E21, E25, E27, E29, B91, B93, B95, B99, C0, C3, C5, T2, T4, T6, T8
-other: YR04, YR14, YR18, C0, C3, C5, T2, T4, T6, T8, Y11, Y17, Y32, Y35

Did you know? The Dalmatian is a breed of dog whose roots are often said to trace back to Dalmatia, a region of Croatia where the first illustrations of the dog have been found. The Dalmatian is noted for its unique black or brown spotted coat and was mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days. The Dalmatian is mostly known as the "Firehouse Dog" and the breed gained popularity after the Disney movies 101 Dalmatians.
[Dalmation (dog),]

Charlotte Riding Reindeer

I made this card using Charlotte Riding Reindeer from Whiff of Joy and went with a soft color pallet for a Christmas Card. I always love the blue frost and baby pink combination for winter. ;D I chose to go with non-traditional holiday papers because it worked, and also because my holiday papers are already stashed away.

Main Stamp: Charlotte Riding Reindeer (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Olivia (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten
Copic Colors: (unknown)

Did you know? George Vernon Hudson (1867-1946) was an English-born New Zealand entomologist. By the age of 14 he had already built up a collection of British insects, and had published a paper in The Entomologist. Hudson is credited with inventing modern-day daylight saving time. His shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects, and led him to value after-hours daylight. In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two-hour daylight-saving shift, and after considerable interest was expressed in Christchurch, New Zealand he followed up in an 1898 paper. Hudson's collection of insects is housed in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
[George Vernon Hudson,]

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lantern Rin

I made this card using Lantern Rin from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps and went with green colors representing spring. Everything around my area is turning green and the blossoms are just starting to peep out. This week is Spring Break and we're breaking for the lakes. :D Have a great week!

Challenge: Sparkle Creations Challenge #33 (sketch)
Main Stamp:
Lantern Rin (SCRS)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Chipboard: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R12
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
-clothes/eyes: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10, G20, G21, G24, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG95
-other: R11, R12, R14, R17, C1, C3

Did you know? Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Summer Time is the practice of temporarily advancing clocks during the summertime so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. Modern DST was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson. Many countries have used it since then; details vary by location and change occasionally.
[Daylight Saving Time,]