Monday, August 31, 2009

Lots to share today...

I love this challenge! I love cards with texture. I used some of my bowmaking supplies and found a marabou puff. The sky is airbrushed and I added stars with an opaque pen and also with a stardust pen. I added some crystal effects to his eyes, too.


I spent the yesterday in the basement creating... here's a few to share with you...

Kayla & Tara

My Very Own Carlie (I *heart* her)

Oh, I'll get you my PRETTY and your lil dog, too

I was messing around with Photoshop today. I removed the backgrounds from Kayla and Tara. And then saved them as a .png file. That way, when I layer them, they overlap perfectly. I use MS Publisher to size my digistamps.

The Digi Shack

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Copic Buzz Challenge - Nature

Here he is!!! A KODIAK BEAR! I have some pictures of the bear we saw last summer. This stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms reminded me of him.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Victoria Case Challenge #14


And two of my favorite colors to work with.

I used one of Victoria's new digis... Please meet Heidi!

This was such a fun card to do. I colored Heidi with my Copic Markers. I added some liquid applique to the foam and some diamond glaze to the mugs. They look so cool in person. I also colored clear dew drops with the same marker I had used to do her dress. The paper is from Kaisercraft and the flowers from Prima.

Please check out the rest of the design team's creations and be sure to join us.


The Digi Shack Challenge this week is a fabulous color challenge.

~ Chocolate Brown, Carmel, Bronze (or something similar) and teal ~

Here is our inspiration...

I used this cute lil guy from Digi Shack. You can get him HERE! And you can't beat $1 for such a cutie!!!

I colored him with my copics and then added some diamond glaze to his spots, horns, and teeth. :) I also colored some clear dew drops with my Copics to match my paper and my lil monster. The paper is Cabbage Patch from Kaisercraft. The solid cardstocks are from American Crafts. The sentiment is from a Hanna Stamps set.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Manic Monday Freebie FUNDAY!!!

Today is Freebie Funday at The Digishack!

I will have a card for you this afternoon. But make sure you stop by The Digi Shack and get your free image. I would love to see what you do with it, so link it back here if you want. :)


A Touch of Sparkle

Whimsy Challenge this week was "A Touch of Sparkle". One of my favorites! I love to make things shiny and sparkly. This week I used the Lion from Whimsy Stamps. He is colored with Copic Markers and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The flowers were airbrushed and then also sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The Rhinestones are from Kaisercraft.

I am really enjoying using my Copic Airbrush system now. I have bought one of the pillar of Prima flowers in just plain white... then I can airbrush them to match the copic colors I use in my images. So much fun. I did end up getting a small compressor from Tower Hobbies.

It is a big day in our household today. Carlie starts Middle School tomorrow and today we get to go into the school, pick up her schedule and meet her homeroom teacher. She is excited and a lil nervous. I am too! Where has the time gone and when did my 'baby' grow up. I'm so proud of her. Jake starts school tomorrow as well, and then Mads starts next week. GASP! No kids at home for the first time in almost 12 years!!! Whatever will a Mama do???

I hope everyone has had a great weekend and is getting done with those back to school preparations. I will have another card for you this afternoon, too. So check back by.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Dog Gone Stamps - Weekend Challenge

This weekend's challenge on the PCP group for Dog Gone Stamps was a color challenge.


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Meet Punk Rock Girl

We would love to have you join us over on Paper Craft Planet!

Stamps: Dog Gone Stamps - Punk Rock Girl
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: GP White, AC Eggplant, Kaisercraft Airy Fairy
Accessories: Kaisercraft rhinestones, Smooch, Copic Markers

New Victoria Case for Susana Custom Card & Art Design

Victoria and Susana have teamed up again and I just adore the Series 2 VC4SCACD stamps!!! You will have to check out all the new kiddos and see what the design teams have done. I am so thankful that Susana also includes the VC design team. I love working with her and with these stamps.

I'd like to introduce you to Taylor!

And here is Milla

The paper I used for Taylor is from Adornit. I colored both images with Copic Markers, and I airbrushed around Taylor while the image was still in the Nestie. I used Cosmo Cricket (Snorkel) paper on Milla's card. It doesn't show up very well in this photo but Milla has some sparkle to her dress and bow. I added some red Shimmerz. The red rhinestones are from CTMH.

I just know I am going to have to have the rest of the set. :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Digi Shack Challenge - TDS019

This is a very special challenge this week at The Digi Shack. We were directed to visit Toni's Etsy store for our inspiration. WOWSERS!!! I picked this gorgeous Gabby Handbag as my inspiration piece. I love the print and the stripes.

This is the same image just copy and pasted before printing. I LOVE THAT ABOUT DIGIS!!! The paper is from an older Basic Grey pack, Phoebe, that I had. I thought the patterns mimicked the ones in the inspiration piece. The border punch is a Martha Stewart punch.

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and also enter your card in the challenge!!!!! YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!! *giggle*

Victoria Case Stamps Challenge #13

This week we were challenged with a sketch.

Anyone who has followed my blog knows I LOVE LOVE LOVE Victoria's pin-up and girls! This image took me FOREVER to color, but I definitely think she was worth it. She is colored with copic markers. I airbrushed the clouds, sky and the grass... and the flower too, actually. I then spritzed the whole image with Glimmer Mist. The border punch is a Martha Stewart punch.

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This image is called Mr. Moon. Isn't he charming? And check out Jack's grin! LOVE IT!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Happy Saturday! If you arrived here from Emily's blog, you are right on track. If you would like to start from the beginning, you can start HERE.

I have a quirky Halloween/Fall card for you today. It made me giggle. I airbrushed the sky and grass. The image is colored with copic markers. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket.

And here is the image as I colored it. HOW CUTE IS THAT?????

As you continue on your way, please head on over to! Thanks bunches for stopping by. I'd love to see what you create with this image, so shoot me a link so I can see all your awesomeness. *grins*

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ugh... scheduled post didn't post...

Not sure what I did, but I had my Victoria Case Challenge card all ready (so I thought)

Well, here it is...

Our challenge this week is a color challenge -

I *heart* Sock Monkey! He is one of Victoria's rubber stamps. I added some Shimmerz to his hat and the gift.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Whimsy Challenge - Animal Magic

This week we were to create a card with one of the Whimsy Stamps Animal Collection stamps. I love this piggy... I think he's dreamy. There are a couple new images that I am gaga over and can't wait for them to arrive!!! LOL. The paper and bling is from Kaisercraft. And the flowers are prima. I colored him with my Copic Markers. The sentiment is from CTMH.

I hope that you will join us. Check out the rest of the design team's inspiration.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Victoria Case Stamps Challenge #11

We were given a sketch this week on the Victoria Case Stamps Challenge blog.

And I just had to use one of the new digistamps from Victoria.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Digishack is 'Shackin Up'

Digishack is shackin' up today with Tuesday Morning Sketches. Digishack is sponsoring this week's sketch challenge at TMS.

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Ok, I think this is one of my favorite cards in a long time. Do you ever just have that one card, where when you are finished, you say... yep, I nailed that one? I used my airbrush on the sun and the sky. The sun was made using a negative space from my nestabilities as a stencil. I also added pink shimmerz to her swimsuit and to the flower in her hair. The paper is from Basic Grey and the flowers are Petaloo.

Be sure to check out the challenge on Tuesday Morning Sketches for your chance to win some great images from Digishack.

Monday, August 03, 2009


Alrighty, run, yes run, don't walk, to check out the new digis that Victoria has... Some great 'full figured' women, the cutest baby images around, a Christmas in July collection, and oh so much more!!! Oh and new rubber stamps, too.

Which one is your favorite?????

DIGISHACK - Manic Monday Freebie Fun Day

It is Freebie Funday Monday at The DigiShack! The image this week is so cute and perfect for back to school and for fall. Be sure to check it out and to submit your creation.