Thursday, November 18, 2010

Guess My Favorite Color

The challenge at Southern Girls this fortnight is to use your favorite color. I'm not sure how successful I was in creating that. My favorite color is purple. Can you tell? lol The problem is that I usually start a card by picking out my patterned paper. This card I started by coloring the mushroom cap. So as the card progressed, purple kinda faded into the background. That's why I stuck that honking huge purple flower to the corner. I had to bring back the purple.

The image I used is called Mushroom House and it's from this week's sponsor "Make It Crafty". They have some awesome and really fun to color images. And let me tell ya, I had fun with this one. I can just picture a little fairy walking through that door. lol I didn't use too much glitter on this one, just some stickles on the mushroom cap. Go figure, the image that just screams for glitter, I don't put much on. LMBO

Copics used: (hold on to your hat)
Cap: V99, V95, V93, V91
Stem, YR24, YR23, YR21
Windows: C1, C00, BG10
Door & Trim: E53, E35, E29, E25
Leaves: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Stones: C7, C5, C3, C1
Ground: W7, W5, W3, W1, W00
Background: BG10, BG000, BG0000

Challenges I'm putting this card in:
My Time to Craft - Window fun
Tuesday Throwdown - Buttons & Bows
Cupcake Craft - Housewarming
Stamp with Fun - Square
One Stitch at a Time - Your fave color

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter Woodland

Winter Woodland is the challenge over at Creative Inspirations this week. This challenge has soooo much potential and I had a lot of fun making this card. Although the ribbon behind my image gave me quite the headache. lol Again this card is covered in glitter. 'Tis the season. :) The image I used is one that I had to dig into the back bin on the highest shelf of my storage area to find. This is the secind stamp I ever bought. I never used it because when I first started stamping, I hated to color. I wasn't very good at it and never liked how it turned out. It's funny how things change. Now I rarely make a card that doesn't have some sort of coloring on it. :)

Copics Used:
YG99, YG95, YG03, G20
E53, E35, E29, E25

Challenges I'm putting this card in:
Friday Sketchers - for the sketch
Delightful Challenges - Glitter it up
Secret Crafter - Sparkle & Shine
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas Sparkle
Pollycraft - A glittery Christmas
Little Paper Shop - Die Cuts
Caardvarks - Die Cuts

Monday, November 15, 2010

Weekend Crop!!!

Hi Everyone,

I'm hosting my very first crop at Creative Scrapbooks. If you have any unfinished papercrafts or want to get going on your Christmas projects, this is the event to attend. There will be plenty of ideas, projects and inspiration going around. As well, I'll be teaching a card class ($20) and a free make and take for everyone and Cori-Lyn will be teaching a gorgeous mixed media mini album class ($20). All meals are provided. See below for more details.

If you are in the Edmonton Area and are interested in attending, give Creative Scrapbooks a call @ 780-944-1441 to reserve your spot.

It's time again....


And we are looking for some fun and creative scrapbookers to join us!

Christmas Crop
hosted by Cori-Lyn and Michelle
Friday November 19th 6pm – 11pm
Saturday November 20th 10am – Midnight
$75.00 for both days
Let us help you get your Christmas creations started!
Make and takes, exclusive Idea Gallery and
2 fabulous additional classes

available ONLY at this weekend event!

with Michelle
Take home 5 beautiful Christmas cards and learn everything you need to know about both heat and dry embossing... plus the coolest bow tying tricks ever! This additional class is only $20 and available ONLY at this weekend event.
"The Best Things in Life"
with Cori-Lyn
Create a beautiful gift using chipboard, acrylic, denim and paper! Play with new techniques using , the Imaginesce I Rock tool, Smooch Spritz, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, Distress Ink, Rangers Paint Daubers and much more! This additional class is only $20 and available ONLY at this weekend event.
So what are you waiting for?? Come join us!
Snacks and beverages all weekend long plus continental breakfast,
lunch, and a hot dinner served on Saturday evening.
Contests, door prizes and a shopping discount - what more could a girl ask for?!
Please call the store at
to reserve your spot

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pink Christmas

Creative Inspirations has an awesome challenge this week, it's A Pink Christmas. This is my card for the challenge. I love this Magnolia Snowman and it's the first time it has been inked up. For shame. I had a crazy idea the other day that I wouldn't buy any more stamps until I used all the ones I have, at least once. LOL Yeah right. I've never be able to buy another stamp. Maybe a garage sale is in order. :)

This card caused me to have to sit through other glitter lecture from my husband. Although, I think his co-workers are slowly coming around. lol I put glitter on this snow, bells, snowflakes, dew drops, and illuminating topcoat on the snowman. Plus, there was already glitter on the patterned paper and brad. Overboard, I know. I also used liquid applique and fun flock on this cute little snowman's coat.

Copics used:
Snowman: C1, C00, BG10, RV000
Clothes: RV11, RV00, RV000
Bells & Buttons, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Holly: R39, R29, R24, YG45, YG41
Background: BG10 (airbrushed)

Challenges I'm putting this card in:
Sketch Saturday - for the Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Snowflakes
Caardvarks - Die Cuts
Flourishes - Glitter
Crafty Calendar - Winter Snowflakes
One Stitch at a Time - Winter Wonderland
Paper Sundaes - Let It Snow
Paper Players - Use a Snowman
Crazy 4 Challenges - Create a Square Card

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Clean and Simple is not so simple

The challenge for Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week is Clean and Simple. I have discovered that clean and simple is not so simple. This must have been my tenth attempt to make a DT card for this challenge. I'm not really that happy with it but I ran out of time. I see some stunning CAS cards out there is Blog Land and I am just in awe of them cause I struggle with them. I used my rectangle nesties to emboss and mask and airbrushed the pink background.

Copics used:
Background - RV32

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

No Copics.......GASP!!!

It's that time again. Another challenge at Creative Inspirations. This week's challenge is to make a Shaker Card. I tell ya it's been a while since I made one of these but it was a lot of fun to sit and try to think of a new spin on it. So my new spin was to use my nesties to cut the window. I also popped my little reindeer (from the Fanciful Holidays shapeabilities) up on dimensionals. I think it turned out really cute. It looks like the reindeer is actually galloping through the snow. :) Oh and guess what? I didn't use a single copic marker on this card. Can you believe it?

Challenges I'm putting this card in:
One Stitch at a Time - Christmas
Bee Crafty - Christmas
Mark's Finest Papers - Holiday Cards
Our Daily Bread - Sparkle, Dies or Texture
Secret Crafter - Anything that Flies
Totally Papercrafts - Bling It On!
Cute Card Thursday - So Transparent
Lollipop Crafts - Embossing