Monday, April 23, 2012

Hula Girl

Hello - Well I was in my glory with this new stamp from Make it Crafty - she required a fair bit of coloring which is my favorite part of the card making process - but I will admit a bit of a challenge as well - I have only colored black hair 3 or 4 times ever so it did take me a few trys to get it good enough for my liking - I know I have some more work to do but that is the fun part too - the learning process. Our local scrapbooking store brought in a whole line of the Make it Crafty stamps and although I only purchased 2 of them (the other being a Christmas image) they are just so adorable - something a bit different than what I am used to but so much fun!! I colored her with copic markers and yes I did keep a list this time (see below). I had some paper in my stash pile that as soon as I saw it I knew it had to go with this image - because this paper has words all over it I didn't include a sentiment - so this card oould really be used for any occasion. I cut out a circle from my Creative Memories circle cutter and used my nestability die cut for the pink border in behind. I found a hawaiian leaf from my Sizzlits collection that went well with the flowers I added. I cut out the flags from some design paper and added a bright ribbon as well. I love that it looks bright and summery - a reminder to me that summer is just around the corner. We had a beautiful summery like weekend this weekend so that made me very happy - I was able to get out and clean my deck so we can sit out there and enjoy the warmer weather. Thanks for stopping by for a look and hope you have a fabulous day!

Copics Used
Skin : E25, E11, E00, E000
Hair: C9, C7, C5, C3
Flowers: YR23, YR09
Grass Skirt: G85, G21 and YR20
I did go over her eyes with 100 and added E25 to them as well

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Celebrate your Inner Princess

Hello - I have a new card today using Tilda from the latest collection. I combined her with an older Magnolia stamp (castle window). I kind of went a bit overboard on this card (for me anyways) - sometimes you just never know when to stop and that is what kind of happened with this card - lol!! I used a lot of colors from my copic markers and didn't keep track of which ones. I cut a portion of the design paper and layered it with the fushia colored cardstock to add a different element to this card - it is on the lower left side of the card - kind of hard to see as I added 3 flowers and a MS butterfly punch on top of it - I liked the look of this. I made the canopy over top using a fiskars border punch. I jazzed up the card with many, many jewels, a marianne swirl die cut and some lace. The sentiment is from an older wooden stamp that I had in my cupboard and I don't know where it came from but I thought it was a great sentiment for this card. Thanks for stopping by for a visit - have a wonderful day!!

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Flower Bouquet Fhiona

Hello - I just bought this cute little stamp from our local scrapbooking store (the store has at least a dozen stamps from this company (Your Next Stamp) and they are all so cute see for more details. I enjoyed making this card - some times it is fun using these smaller sized images. I used Memory Keepers 6 x 6 paper pad called "love struck" and added a MS butterfly punch, some buttons and ric-rac ribbon. The sentiment is also from the same paper pad. I am sad that the weekend is almost over - but glad that May is fast approaching which means warmer weather. I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping for a visit. Also thank you so much for your very sweet comments - I always appreciate them.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hang In There

Hello - Happy Easter!! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend - I enjoyed this weekend very much - not only was it Easter but it was also our 30th wedding anniversary - my husband and I spent a very lovely day together on Saturday - we drove to a nearby town and went for a long walk along the lake front and then we did a bit of shopping and then out for dinner - it was very relaxing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven't been in my craft room for quite some time but finally today I was able to get in there and make this card - this image is not my favorite but I was asked by our local scrapbooking store if I could make a card using this stamp. I am on the design team for the store and I felt I would be able to make a card with this Whimsy image. The stamp is actually called "Hang in There" and I also had an old SU sentiment that said the same thing so that worked out well. I used some paper from my stash pile and lots of flowers once again - I am really enjoying adding flowers to my cards. The image is colored with copic markers, G85, G82, G40, E33, E31, E50, E51, E50, Y13 and Y11. Thank you for stopping by for a visit and have a wonderful week.

Your stamping friend, Debbie