Thursday, January 27, 2011

Canvas Clock

Before I share my project today, I wanted to share a song with you. This is "Sweater Song" by Hedley and I think it's become my new favorite song. I love Jacob, he is the best.

On to my canvas clock.

I hang this clock on the wall year round and I just swap out the paper and photo when the seasons change. The photo is of my little boy playing in the snow. It was the first snowfall this year so there wasn't much snow on the ground. The paper I used is BoBunny, I think it's called Midnight Frost. When I saw the snowflake on this paper, I knew it would be perfect for my clock.

Challenges I'm putting my clock in:
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Winter Wonderland
Stamping Scrapping - Winter Challenge

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cutie Little Cupid

I saw a tutorial on SCS last week for this cute pop up card and I had to try it. And wow, was it ever easy. I'm definitely going to make more cards like this. This card is for the latest challenge over at Southern Girls. The challenge is.......da da ta da....Dry Embossing. I was happy to do this challenge cause I just got me some new Tim Holtz embossing folders and was dieing to try them out. Oh..Oh did I mention that I'm gonna be taking a class from none other than that legendary TIM HOLTZ in March *insert squeal here*. I was so excited that I almost peed my pants when I found out my registration had gone through. I wonder if he is as excited about meeting me...LOL There are three people in the papercraft industry that I would love to meet. Those people are Tim Holtz, Suzanne Dean and Jennifer McGuire. One down, 2 to go....woohoo.

Anyhoo, on with the card. The image I used on this card is from Delightful Digitals, the International Sponsor for Southern Girls. It's called Loving Cherub. There aren't that many more details in the card except maybe for the Bricked embossing folder and I used the new BoBunny Valentine paper.

Copics used:
Skin: E00, E11, E13, R20
Eyes: B01. B00
Hair: E59, E37, E33, Y17, Y23, Y21 (ok I went a little silly with the hair colors)
Wings & Cloud: BG10, C1, C00, 0
Bow & Heart: E59, E37, E33, R29, R24

Challenges I'm putting this card in:
Stampavie & More - Love
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Valentine
My Time to Craft - Embossing
Craft Your Passion - use 2 Patterned Papers
Lexi's Creations - Valentines
Gingerloft - Things That Fly
Copic Creations - Anything New & Copics
Craft Your Days Away - Love

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentine's Cards

Well, it has been a long time, no post.The holidays kept me really busy but life is starting to get back to normal. Well, at least for a few days then I have card classes starting up again. I love teaching so classes are so worth the work it takes to put them together.
I have 2 cards to show you today so make sure you keep on scrollin' to the end. The challenge at Southern Girls this fortnight is "Totally Loved Up!!!" and they have 2 awesome Digi sponsors. I fell in love with both images and felt the need to play.

The first image is from Pink Cat Studios who is one of my favorite stamp companies. It's called "Rex Ate the Valentines". When it came time for a sentiment for this card, I was going through my stamps and found one that said "Be my Valentine". I contemplated using that one but then I got to thinkin'. Rex is eating the valentines, Do I really want to be his valentine? lol So I whipped you this sentiment in Word and there you have it. I decided to make this one in blues and greens because, well, I have 2 boys in my life and I can't give them girlie girl valentines.

Copics Used:
Rex body & sky: B99, B97, B95, B91
Rex spikes & Grass: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
Valentines: R39, R27, R24, RV34, RV32, RV10
Shading: C1, C00

Challenges I'm putting this card in:
BunnyZoe Crafts - Love is in the Air
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
Stamp Fairy - Layer and Buttons
One Stitch in Time - Love and Valentine
CES Challenges - All Creatures Great and Small
One Stop Craft - card for a child
Do you Stack Up - Cute as a Button

My next card took a lot longer than I had planned. I'm a big fan of the monochromatic look when coloring images and this combo of black white and red is my favorite. But there were so many different sections to this image it was hard to define them all with only one color. My husband must have thought I was losing it when I was coloring this one. I keep ranting about not enough light and skinny legs. I noticed him smirking at me quite a bit. lol

This image is from Tinkled Pink Stamps and it is called "Lil Birthday Luca". I know he is supposed to be a cutie bringing a birthday gift but I think I turned him into a Valentine bearing Vampire. I read waaaay to many vampire books. (Just finished the lastest House of Night book and I'm losing it knowing that I have to wait until November for my next fix) Anyhoo, that's another story. The sentiment is another one that I did in Word. I just haven't been find what I need in rubber lately. I might have to download more fonts if I keep this up!!!

Copics Used:
Roses: R39, R29, R24
Shadow behind Luca & sentiment: R01, R00, R000, R0000 and my airbrush
Everything else: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00

Challenges I'm putting this card in:
Freshly Brewed: Black & White and one more color
Scrap Creations - Love is in the Air
Lexi's Creations - Say It with Love
Woodware: Hearts
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Things with Wings
Sentimental Sundays - Anything with Wings
Kaboodle Doodles - Do It With Digis