Monday, May 31, 2010

Create with TLC

Create with TLC is having a DT call.  There are seriously wonderful sentiments, occassional digis and great digital color/patterned papers posted on this website.  Many are for free and many more are available to purchase in the store.  I am very sentiment challenged and go to Create with TLC all the time for just the right words.  They always seem to be there!  So, it was easy to create a card using one of their stamps for the call.
The hard part was choosing which one to use!  This is a TLC sentiment, a Bugaboo stamp, copic markers, inky dinky drops from Inky Impressions and my nesties.  Can't really see it but there are also SU dazzling diamonds on the soap bubbles.  The border punch is an EKsuccess punch.
I wanted to show some variety in the sentiments so I also completed a graduation card that I needed to do.
This card opens left to right and then again bottom to top.  The front image is from the graduation announcement.  The inside image is a Dustin Pike freebie.  The sentiment in the very inside is from Create with TLC.  The class motto and name card are both also from the school graduation announcement.  Copics, nesties, SU dazzling diamonds were all used in the creation of this card.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Our Craft Lounge (again!)

The friday sketch at Our Craft Lounge is once more posted.  Almost time for the monthly prize.  Remember to use their stamps to be eligible for the prize.

This image is from their stamp set "fishin with dad".  I won this during the recent blog hop to introduce the new stamps out for the summer. 
This is done on white cardstock with lots of shading using momento inks.  There is wire from the pole to the fish and the the fish is embossed and raised on a pop dot for dimension.  The ribbon is from Michaels, the half pearls are colored with my copics.
Here is a pic to show the dimensions.

This really makes the fish 'pop'!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Sketchers challenge

There is also a sketch at Friday Sketchers today.  A few layers and an image.  Simple....took me forever to come up with something!  LOL

Not sure how the hydrangeas fit in with a worm on a hook but the colors were good!  Besides using nesties, bazille cardstock and copics, everything else was out of my stash.  The image is a digital, not sure where it is from.  (Sorry, from before I was labeling all my digitals and I haven't found it again yet)
Don't you just love that border punch!  An EKsuccess punch I just got today.

Our Craft Lounge sketch

Today is the new sketch at Our Craft Lounge.  Play along and possibly win one of their stamp sets.

This image is from one of the new sets - Hangin' Loose with Kona.  Isn't he too cute!  The DP is from DCWV photo stack (2 I think).  The coloring is with copics.  The die cut is half of top note from SU.  The ribbon from Michael's, the crystal drops are called 'inky dinky drops'  from Inky Impressions.  I absolutely love them and use them all the time!  The papers on the die cut are from the 'Paper Patch'.
This card will also be submitted for the WhoopsiDaisy Challenge - anything goes.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

OCL sketch challenge

This has been a really long week at work but I finally have some time to play.  There are some wonderful new stamp sets out by Our Craft Lounge.  I won one of the sets on their introduction blog hop! and have already bought two others.  Couldn't wait to take them out to play, but, those 12 hours shifts at work really wiped me out this week.  Oh well, playing in my craft room all day today!
This is a wonderful set of playful ants.  Almost makes ants at a picnic seem ok!
The card stock and background paper are in my scrap basket.
The image and sentiment are called 'Lifes a Picnic' from OCL.
The ribbon is from Michaels.
The glitter SU dazzling diamonds.
The string of pearls and half pearls from my stash.
Can't forget the embossing, Swiss Dots and my Bigshot!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

National scrapbooking Day

Yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day.  I hope everyone had a great day.  I certainly did.  I spent 6 hours at Memories of Time in Coos Bay, OR.  While I worked on art work for cards rather than scrapbooking, I had a great time. 
If you are in the area, Michelle has a great shop and is willing to find things for you if she doesn't carry them.  She also put on a great scrap.  It is something else to work in an area where, if you don't have it, you just get up, go get it and put your piece together.  No waiting until the next time that you go shopping!
I recently bought (yes, I don't only use freebies) some digital images from Bugaboo Stamps.  What a great set of images they have.  For those who haven't tried digital stamps yet, WOW.  No storage (other than your computer), make them any size that you want, print them as many times as you want and...there are hundreds on the internet for free and literally thousands and thousands for sale.  So, I spent my day getting these images and some others colored and/or onto cards.  Great, uninterrupted fun!
Since I am a nurse, a couple of these are near and dear to my heart!

All of the images are from Bugaboo Stamps, coloring with copics, inky dinky drops and SU dazzling diamonds are the bling.  There is some embossing with my bigshot, most edges are inked (I do dislike white edges, LOL) and most of the papers used are scraps from my basket as I really need to use some of these up!

I had a great time last night, also found out this am that won a sketch challenge over at