Friday, April 30, 2010

hello friend

DoodleFactoryCloseUp 

Doodle Factory Final Frontier is such a fun set of stamps! I used this little gal in pink with a bit of Fairy Dust glitter and highlighting to accompany these great pattern paper orbs, a shooting star, some dew drops and a smart “hello” greeting!

DoodleFactory Mono Pink

I made this for a Mono swap and thought that the TJ technique Mono Dies would be fun to use.  I found the patterned paper in my stash and had just enough to make the orbs for the card front!  I also added a bit of Crystal 3D Lacquer to her eyes to give her more of a out of this world look LOL!

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just howl

KC~KissedWTwist-TJ_Gotta Howl  

I really am pleased with how this came out. The technique is from TJ called Kissed with a Twist and what a fun wolf it makes :)  The images are from Love Bites by FireCracker Designs by Pamela. A great set! I used the Flourish Single to make the impression on the wolf image before stamping it onto the paper. I added some black and grey paper and a few silver eyelets to complete the card.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Floral Corner

 Corner Floral

I made this front some time ago at a class I went to on Copic Markers.  In fact I am sure I shared the other one I did complete at the class way back when…anyway just wanted to share with you this lovely floral corner with green ribbon.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring is here!

 Bunny with Flower

I was cleaning up my desk and found this bright cheery blue paper there with a lone scallop cut out of it.  For some reason I had cut it from an A2 base- who knows why but that is ok cause I was able to make this cheery card with the “left-overs".”

Papers are from Paper Temptress and Basic Grey Lemonade, the image is from The Greeting Farm and colored with Copic Markers. I added Prima flowers and misc. rhinestones to the front to finish it  off.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Just a taste please…

Birthday Party 

What a sneaky monkey from Bugaboo stamps! He is just craving a bite of this scrumptious cake! What fun this card was with all the bright cheery colors from the new Basic Grey Green at Heart line. The image was printed then I colored with a combination of Copics and Sakura glaze and metallic pens. Then I added some fun misc buttons and a bit of funky fiber to complete the card.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Whimsy Doodle Turtle

 Turtle UP CLOSE

Isn’t this guy adorable?!?!?!  Well I think so and he was fun to color too.  As you can see I added some high lights with my Sakura White Gel Pen. I think it is a nice touch for some images to add that bit of oomph! The scalloped circle behind the turtle is also cut from the same paper (Paper Temptress) but I distressed the edges with my Palette inks – what a nice change it makes when adding layers.

Turtle

The awesome paper is one of Basic Grey’s newer lines called Kioshi – I love it!  Such pretty patterns and colors :)  I added a few faux dew drops to the mix and a scrap of ribbon that I had colored with my Copics to mach the rose and dew drops.  What a fun card! Hope you enjoy it.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Day Filled with Happiness

Birthday Cake

I made this card for one of the March birthday’s in the family and am finally getting time to sit down to share it with you all.

The image is from Hambo, I am not sure if I snagged this off a blog post or if it was one they shared already colored or what but all I did was insert it via Paint Shop Pro with the frame (that I made) around it digitally and then printed it out onto my paper before trimming it and mounting on some Making Memories Travel Paper and adding some Queen & Co Pearls.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

blog hoppin'

I'm participating in a really cool cardmaking/scrapbooking blog hop! And if you have a blog of this type, you can too! Here's how:

1. Click the blue frog that says "add your link" at the very bottom of this post to add your blog. Fill in the fields that appear, click next, then select a thumbnail picture to appear (will take a few minutes to show up).

2. Copy the following script and put it on your blog post while in HTML view.
This will make the thumbnail collection appear on your post as well and be available for your readers too.

**The script is this, however you must add a < in front of the word script at the beginning and add < / script > WITH OUT THE SPACES behind the link at the end of it in order for it to work!

script src=http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=2173

3. Provide the code on your blog for others to grab. Just mention to paste it on HTML view when blogging.

4. Ask your readers to add their blogs on the list and also copy and paste the script on their blog as well! It will be updated on everyone's blog when someone enters a new link.

Vicky over at Clip'n'Cuts started this to celebrate her 100th blog post!

I can't wait to get a few moments to peruse through some of these blogs.

Have a great week!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Zebra Birthday

Zebras Birthday

I saw this wonderful Zebra image while reading my blogs one day, thinking I would save it for some future use.  I ended up printing it in a couple sizes and using it to make this birthday card for my Dad.

The zebra image is from DesigNeAl. The tree is from FireCracker Designs by Pamela set called Elephants on Parade and the sentiment is from TAC Wishing You (T-1205) Inks used were Palette and a bit of masking to create the sun.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

FCD Presents Word Play

Our hop engineer this month had some tricks up her sleeve with this challenge!

She gave us 3 words to choose from: April, Spring or Bloom. Then, we had to make each letter apply to your art in some way.

She also stuck on 3 required items, where one of our letters had to be a/an

1) Color

2) Embellishment

3) Image

The remaining letters were our choice to apply however we choose to.

I choose to go with the word Spring

S = Swan (image)

P = Pastels & Papers (color)

R = Ribbon (embellishment x 3)

I = Inks - Palette

N – Nestability Die

G – Green (color)

Karyn_April_FCDBlogHop

The stamp set I used is called Swan Song and it is such a beautiful swan! I stamped it on a large piece of white paper and then sponged color on with my inks to create a bit of a scene. I then used my Nestie to cut it out and emboss. I didn’t really like the edges but wasn’t sure what to do with them either so I ended up using my Versamarker pen and some clear embossing on them. I kind of like the effect it gives of a bit of a frame.

I used Basic Grey Euphoria paper which is a pretty pastel of blues and pinks and layered it with some scraps of green to fulfill the color requirement. I then used 3 different types of ribbon all layered on top of one another to go across the card under the image. I really like the hint of green peaking out from the pink!

Remember FCD does “circular blog hops” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

BLOG CANDY!! One winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess…so you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog so you don’t miss out!

Next stop is the fabulous owner of FCD Pamela! I can’t wait to see what she came up with for this one too! So HOP ON OVER there now :)

**Winner will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) or you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).**

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Comforting Thoughts

Comforting Thoughts

Basic Grey June Bug paper and some bright sparkly blue from Paper Temptress to make this Sympathy card.  The sentiment is from CTMH which I embossed and then used some metallic's to dab along the edges of the nestie that I had cut and embossed.

Not my favorite kind of cards to make but I have several requests for them so I keep trying. If anyone knows of a good Sympathy sentiment set I could really use more variety.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Pre-Order Sale is up!

Many of you already know that my daughter is getting married this year and while we were searching for the perfect set to use for her invites and favors and thank yous we just couldn’t find what we were looking for so we asked Pamela to draw for us :) These sets are the end result and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the variety Pamela included as well as the  finishing touches she put onto my daughters sketched ideas!  I hope you all enjoy the sets as much as I know we are going to!

FireCracker Designs by Pamela rocks!

Here is the information Pamela posted on her blog regarding the pre-sale of these two sets:

Finally!! Two new red rubber sets!! Need to create wedding cards? Invitations? Scrapbook pages? Maybe you need anniversary images?? The possibilities are endless with the combination of these two sets!!!

On special til Sunday April 11th!

Set 1- 4×5126-Forever and Always  Special Price: $6.99!!

Forever and Always-deeply etched, red rubber set

Forever and Always-deeply etched, red rubber set

Create interesting borders by combining the heart scrolls in various ways, or try the “Pearl” strings along the edge of your card, or scrapbook page! Use the cake for any celebration, not just weddings!

Set 2: 4×5127-Lucky in Love  Special price: $6.99

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Lucky in Love-deeply etched, red rubber set


The mini bride and groom are a perfect fit for the wedding cake on set 1!  Need to create invitations? Matching Thank-you cards? Use the accessory images to create one of a kind cards, scrapbook pages, place settings and more! What fun anniversary cards you could make, or use the Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue for an engagement card!!

Hurry and order your sets before this special deal runs out!!! Click here to order!

Polka Dot Worm

Polka Dot Worm

This cute Victoria Case Designs worm caught my eye while printing out a sheet of digital images to play with.  I had signed up for a polka dot swap and he fit the bill, at least in my eyes :)

I paired the image with some great Basic Grey June Bug polka dots and while coloring him added some to his body with my Sakura White Gel Pen. I also added some Angel Wings Shimmerz to the flower after I had colored it with Copics.  There is some Crystal 3D Lacquer on his big thick spectacles and the card was finished off with some corner baubles and a bright splash of patterned Really Reasonable Ribbon. I hope my partner in the swap enjoys him!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Woven Audrey

Audrey Weave with Buttefly 

I received so many compliments on this photo when I did it the first time (see it here) that I figured I would play with the other image I had printed and share it with you too. The image is a digital from FireCracker Designs by Pamela called And Audrey was her name. I used a Paint Shop Pro filter for weaving to achieve the affect before printing her. It is something I have tried a couple times to duplicate without the filter (by hand) but my results so far have not been all that great.  If anyone is up to the challenge and can figure it out I’d love to hear from you, as would many of my readers!

Paper used is from Paper Temptress Limeade and Lemondrop as well as some Basic Grey June Bug.  I used my Slice Basic 2 and Noteworthy to cut the mat and the butterfly from.  On the butterfly I used some CTMH wire for the antenna and on the mat I cut the ends off by hand to get the shape I wanted.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

karrots?

Karrots

Well I do hope that you all had a wonderful hoppy Easter :)   We did we spent the afternoon with my parents.  Had great food, great conversation and even played some games.

This card was made using a cute digi image from Victoria Case Designs. I colored him with Copics and stamped the greeting ( from Elemental Doodles ) on a misc diecut.

The paper is from Basic Grey Lemonade pack and paired with some Paper Temptress Limeaide and cream from Hollo’s. I used my Fiskars’ punch to punch the scalloped circles and then just offset them a bit.

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