Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #9 - TB Vampire Movies

Hello all you Doll fans you!!  hee hee  This week is a bit of a tougher challenge for me but boy was it fun!!  And for those of you who know me, yes it took me forEVAH!!  Needless to say this lil beauty is going on my collection wall!  LOL!! Ok, so it will be my first but ... LOL!

OH AND YES, I DREW THE TEETH!  OMG!!!  And see the real feather in his hat?  hee hee

Here's some info from The Burtonesque Doll's blog for this week's challenge:

Now onto the show....
This week we have a fun and different challenge for you!
Tim has done many wonderful movies... however I don't think he has made a Vampire movie, as matter of fact I am positive he hasn't... 
 so what would a Burton Vampire movie be like?

Your challenge is to create a "Poster Board" to advertise a Tim Burton Vampire flick!  

Simply Betty Stamps is releasing these fun Burton like Cool Vamps digis tomorrow, Wednesday the 30th of June!  (To see more visit TBD)

It even coordinates with the Eclipse release... yep I know that it's not a burton film, but the line is all about cool vampires!

PRIZE****Upload your Burton Vampire project below for a change to win all six digis!  Woot woot!!

For more movie inspiration please check out the other DT's cards on TBD blog.

Stamps:  Simply Betty Stamps digi images "Louie & Trixie"

Embellishments:  Too many to list
Ink: Colored With Copics

Monday, June 28, 2010

Just Magnolia Week 61

Wahoo I started on my christmas cards!  I have "ONE" - "1" - "uno" done now.  Yikes!! Long way to go but I was just feelin' the spirit.  Yup...in the middle of summer.  How odd.  Oh I just had a need to color a Magnolia and it was one that I had received AFTER christmas last year.  I'm entering this card in Just Magnolia Week 61 sketch as seen below.  

Stamps:  Magnolia Tilda (not sure which one and I looked on 2 different sites 
Paper: Bo Bunny "Snowy Serenade" - MY FAV xmas paper!
Embellishments:  Misc ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls and Stardust Stickles
Punches: Spellbinders oval and small scalloped oval nesties, Quickutz "Flourish", EK Success snowflake punches and MS snowflake border punch.
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink
Hair & Shoes - E77, E74, E71, E70
Present - BG10, BG09
Dress & socks - V09, V17, V15, V12

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Canadian Nickel Scrapn' Technique Blog Hop

My wonderful friend Nicole, from Canadian Nickel Scrapn', has gathered up a boatload of her very talented blogging friends to each showcase a technique.  SO if you have arrived from Alex`s blog then you are heading in the right direction.  If not, you can start over at Nicole's blog. 

Today I'm showcasing the UTEE technique paired up with a wonderful image from Tiddly Inks.  I would suggest however, that you maybe not crack her face the way I have her.  Just an afterthought.  LOL!!   I also cut another flower, 3d-ed it and covered it with Glossy Accents to give it a shine like the image has. 

You can find this tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.  I will offer 2 tips regarding this technique tho.  The first one - try to set the image in the freezer between each layer of embossing.  Makes it easier to crack in the end.  (wait....crack in the end....bwahhh ha ha ha no pun intended!)  Also, your image will usually come out as a creamy color so that might be something to keep in mind when you are matching up your colors.  

NOW!  On to some more fabulous techniques so off you go to Jessica's blog.  Enjoy!

*******My card is a multi-functional card today!!  I am also entering this card in Friday Sketchers for this sketch and Tiddly Inks who wanted us embellishments, lace and or buttons. 

Stamps:  Tiddly Ink`Poppy`
Paper: Basic Grey `Boxer`
Embellishments:  Misc ribbon, lace and buttons, UTEE , misc flowers and Scrapper`s Floss and Glossy Accents
Punches:  Quickutz Shapeabilities `Flourish Accents`
Ink: Colored With Copics

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps Sale


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    Lil Lolita Challenge #3 - No DP

    So here is my very first challenge card as a guest DT with the 

    This week the challenge is to use no DP!  That's right!

    WHAT?!!  NO DP!!  So often we are asked "what is your favorite stamping tool" ... or "what supply could you never live without" ... WELL!  Through this challenge, I found out one of the items I will forever mention is DP!!  LOL!! 

    This image is called "WILLOW".  Isn't she adorable!!!
    You can find her at Tickled Pink Stamps
    among a number of pretty characters like herself.

    If you'd like to take a look at more inspiration please visit the following members.  Their work is truly amazing!!!
    Stamps:  Tickled Pink's Lil Lolita "Willow"
    Paper: Paper was made using Stamp & Stick Gluepad, misc swirl stamps and misc glitter. 
    Embellishments:  Prima Flowers, misc lace, Hobby House UK spacers & charm
    Punches:  MS leaf punch and Shapeabilities Pendant
    Ink: Colored With Copics

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Friday Sketchers #107

    This is going into Friday Sketchers challenge #107 and I just luv their sketches.  (See below)  I used Meljen's Designs "Sunflower Buggies" and added glitter (which you might not be able to see) all around the flower.  Not much to say about this one but the details are below.  Have a very creative day!

    ****Edited at a later date to say I've also entered into Meljen's Designs summery challenge #12 - Ribbons, fibers and lace.

    StampsMeljen's Designs "Sunflower Buggies"
    Paper:  Basic Grey "Origins"
    Embellishments: Prima's Ezine rhinestones, Hero Arts pearls, Michael's pearl flower strands, misc lace, misc brads and misc flowers. 
    Punches:  MS border punch & butterflies
    Ink: Colored With Copics

    Papertake Weekly Challenge #43

    Yesterday my MIL asked me how some cards were coming along for her 2 friend's bday's.  I hadn't even started them knowing I had lots of time between now and Friday.  Well NOOOOOOOO!  She needed them for the next day!!  Aaaaa ha ha ha!!  I'm thinking there's no way I can but I said I would so I did!!  I can't believe I made this card and the next post all in the same afternoon.  Some people can make cards really fast.  I am NOT one of them but apparently I work better under pressure.  :)

    This digi stamp called "Tulip Buggies" is from Meljen's Designs and all their images are soooo kaUTE so I'm entering this card into Papertake Weekly Challenge for the sketch below.   I just thought this was so summery! 

    ***Speaking of which (later added) I have also entered into Meljen's Designs summer theme Challenge #12 -  Ribbons, fibers or lace!!  Love lace!! 

    StampsMeljen's Designs "Tulip Buggies"
    Paper:  Basic Grey
    Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Prima Ezine pearl flourishes, misc glitter, misc lace and misc ribbon.  hee hee
    Punches:  MS leaf punch
    Ink: Colored With Copics

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    TBD Challenge #8 - Tag! You're It!

    This week we are to make a tag inspired by the movie Beetlejuice so I made a casket tag.  I chose to use Lilith as Lydia and colored up her red wedding dress and added some tulle for the veil.  The background is inspired by Bettlejuice's suit he wears during the most of the movie.

    Hope you'll join us this week at TBD challenge!!  

    Stamps: Tickled Pink "Lil Lolita's Lilith"
    Paper:  Black and white cardstock, Making Memories
    Embellishments: Felt swirls (Unknown), EK Success Love Ticket, misc tulle & ribbon, EK Success staple, Dollar Store chain, CB embossing folder, misc hinges and charm from Michael's. 
    Punches:  Spellbinders small scallop nestie
    Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

    Monday, June 21, 2010

    New DT Position

    I've accepted a DT position with Lil Lolita Boutique challenge blog as a guest
    for 3 months!!  Woo hoo!  The stamps are so fun cute! 
    You can find at Tickled Pink Stamps.

    Hope to see you join us!!  

    Saturday, June 19, 2010

    Blog Candy Winner!!

    So I've spent about an HOUR trying to copy over the image of the random image showing you the winner's number.  It's not working!  Or it's not co-operating or something!  Oh but you probably don't care about MY image problems.  LOL!  You just want to know who the winner is!

    OK BUT FIRST I want to genuienly thank all of you for your wonderful comments.  You make me feel so lucky to have such great people being a part of my blog as you guys.  It was very nice to get a few new people join up and fellow Canadians!!  I am touched that people as far away as the UK and Brazil and more are viewing my little piece of the WWW.  This is just amazing!

    OH THE WINNER!!  LOL!  Ok enough already!!!

    The random drawer chose #9:
    donnacr said...
    Well being I am sitting in a campground right now with limited WiFi , I will just have to wait to do my link but Congrats Eulanda on so many hits ...... and being such an awesome inspiration !
    11/6/10 10:28 PM

    Congratulations Donna!!  Glad to know I'm not the only one who takes advantage of campground WiFi!  LOL!!  Please email me your address!  :)

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    Cute Card Thursday Sketch Challenge

    I love when Cute Card Thursday has a sketch for their challenge cuz they are usually really good ones.  This week we're using a sketch from Claudia Rosa and if you've never been to her blog, Pretty Pressings, you really must go.  After you're done here of course.  LOL!

    Of course, once again I turned the sketch sideways.  I'm going to enter this one into Stamptacular Sunday again.  Father's day!  This is my last father's day card and it's going to my FIL!  YES!  I'M ON TIME!  I could have done them all the same and been done sooner but...gosh that's boring!!

    Award Day!

    Well!!  I got some awards today and they both came from my new Canadian friend Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrap'n.  I met Nicole through The Burtonesque Dolls challenge blog as she is one of the other DT members and wouldn't you know it?  She's my neighbor in the next province over.  COOL!  Check out her blog if you like.  She's got some great projects on there, including giveaways!!  Thanks Nicole!

    Please grab your award, post it on your blog, select five new recipients, and write five things about yourself!

    1) My favorite thing - "I'm a twin"
    2) I hate having ink STAIN my stamps.  Anal or what?!!  LOL
    3) I don't have kids....yes, on purpose.  :)
    4) I take my Copics camping.
    5) I love Christmas!

    These ladies all have super talents and I love all their work.  Some are real life friends too and great inspirations!!  Ok, all are real life friends - lol!  So I am sending these awards to all these ladies:

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    Father's Day Challenges

    I'm sure that right now I could go crazy with entering my card into every father's day challenge out there but I'm not so sure how people keep track!  LOL!

    So for this card I've used Friday Sketchers sketch but I turned this sketch to the left:

    and am entering into Stamptacular Sunday Challange who says:

    "For this week’s challenge you will create a card or project with a guy/man on it. If you create your card or project for your father or someone else’s father for Father’s Day, you’ll be entered in to our drawing TWICE to double your chances of winning our fabulous prize this week!"

    This father's day card is for my step-dad, who is pretty much this relaxed a LOT.  He's a VERY laid back kind of guy.  I've known him for many years and don't ever remember seeing him mad.  Maybe once.  Not sure.  LOL!  

    I've used Karen's Doodles "Time To Relax" so will also enter into that challenge as well!!  SUMMERTIME!  Yippee!! 

    Stamps:  Karen's Doodles "Time to Relax"
    Paper:  (sorry can't remember)
    Embellishments:  SU buttons, Scrapper's floss and beer eyelets
    Punches:  Martha Stewart border punch
    Ink: Colored With Copics

    Magnolia Challenges

    For the Just Magnolia Week 50 challenge there was this sketch:

    Yay!!  I have finally had time to come up with a Magnolia card!  Oh I could hear my poor Maggie's crying up a storm in their storage cases.  LOL!  So!!  I thought I would join a few challenges and the first being Magnola Birthday Bash's challenge of "Bling It" so I have blinged eveywhere.  I even have Stickles on my layers, Stickles in the middle of my sunflower, her dress, around some of my butterflies, on my flowers, gems around my ovals and lots of pearls.   Can you ever go wrong with pearls?

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010

    Challenge #7 - Creepy Birthday To You

    This week's challenge over at 
    The Burtonesque Dolls
    is sponsored by
    Tickled Pink Stamps
    Here's a little something Kellie, the owner has prepared for you:
    Tickled Pink Stamps is an Australian based online company that stocks a range of popular and well sought after stamps from many companies and is always so excited to be supplying you with everything cute, quirky and PINK... They now have their very own Lil Lolita range of rubber-licious stamps with the first collection being a HIT another collection is coming just around the corner...  Tickled Pink Stamps is always so excited every month to be sponsoring the awesome Burtonesque Dolls Challenges...

    The PRIZE for one lucky winner this week are the three
    wonderful stamps; Willow, Lylah and Evie!

    Now here's the catch... THE CHALLENGE!
    Create a card/project fit for a Burton Birthday!

    Good luck and check out the fun the DT
    has created for you at TBD blog!

    This week I chose to use Lylah ... and you don't really know what's INSIDE the gift do you?!  BWAH HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    I also used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  Ooooooh doggie, made my life easier today let me tell you!!  YEEHAW!! :)

    OH AND!!  This is my sister's idea but 
    I'm not sure if you might want this card or not.
    If you do and you are the first one to give me your
    address in the comments section, I will mail it
    to you and the inside will have a
    "Happy Birthday" sentiment in it.  :)

    Stamps: Tickled Pink Stamps "Lylah
    Paper:  Basic Grey "Eerie"
    Embellishments:  Skull charms "Findings" bought at Michael's, misc buttons, misc ribbon bought at Creative Accents, Tim Holtz flourish dies, CB web embossing folder, grey distressing ink and Silver Stickles.
    Punches: Martha Stewart bat punch and border punch and Quickutz "Flower" die.
    Ink: Colored With Copics

    Friday, June 11, 2010

    Father's Day #1

    Soooo how many father's day cards do YOU have to make??  I have 3!!  One for my DAD, one for my STEPDAD and one for my FIL.  I could make all 3 the same because really...when is the last time YOU seen men sit around and compare cards.  LROL!!  Aside from that, they do lives miles away from each other.  BUT!!  There are so many new fabulous stamps out there that I just NEEDED to try!! 

    I used this sketch from Mojo Monday to help me out.  Love their sketches!!  

    First up is for my DAD.  This image is from Karen's Doodles and if you can believe it, I got it on sale.  Cuz digi's aren't cheap enough?!  WOO HOO LOVE DIGI SALES!  LOL!

    So father's day #2 and #3 will be coming over the next week.  I hope I could help you out with some inspiration if you are stuck.  Thanks for looking!!

    Stamps:  Karen's Doodles "Thrill of the Grill"
    Paper: Paper is CTMH but I can't remember what it's called.  Sorry!
    Embellishments:  Jolee's Boutique, misc brads, misc ribbon and MAN brads (no, not really - lol) from Hobby House UK. 
    Punches: SU's corner punch, Martha Stewart border, Quickutz cookie cutter circle dies, Oval Nesties and Inverted Scallops Nesties. 
    Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink


    Ends June 19th
    OH MY WORD!  It has been waaaay too long since I offered any candy so here we go!  I wanted to put out a THANK YOU to all my followers and commenters so here is my meger offering.
    I wanted to do it when my blog was at 20,000 but at the time  there were giveaways everywhere so I thought I would wait a bit.  Now, here I am at almost 22,000 views
    and almost 200 followers!  WOW I am truly honored at how many spend time leaving comments or just gathering inspiration over at my little corner of the blogging world.  


    There will be more added when the shipment gets sent.

    What do you have to do?  NOT MUCH!!  Just leave a comment and if you find time to link my pic to your blog, I would truly appreciate it. 

    If you would like to become a follower that would be wonderful but not a requirement to win.  :)

    Thursday, June 10, 2010

    A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 107 - Floral Delight

    Today's card is for A Spoon Full Of Sugar's challenge FLOWERS.  What a great challenge!!  I'm sure we could all put a card in for this week.  My MIL asked for a card for a friend of hers.  The inside says "Friends are like bras.....they lift you up".  I have seen that around for awhile now and just knew I had to try it with this stamp.  So cute!

    [click on pic to enlarge]

    Stamps:  Penny Black's "Uplifting Occasion"
    Paper: Basic Grey "Eva"
    Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Zva pearl flourish, Kaisercraft pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents, misc lace and Stardust Stickles
    Punches: Martha Stewart border punch & MS butterflies
    Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #6

    Hello! (see me frantically waving?!)  This week's challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls is sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps.  You are to make a card/project inspired by SWEENY TODD using decorative scissors or paper distressing tools (e.g. Tim Holtz craft scratcher or distressing tool).

    *******This just in!  Prize alert - LOL...  Well, that is the good part.  The winner of this weeks competition has the chance to win two (2!) Simply Betty Stamps.  You will receive Miller and Betty so go get your creep on and enter this weeks Sweeney Todd inspired fun!*******
    Poor poor Ms. Lovett.  She was sooooooo in love with Mr. Sweeny Todd but it would end up being the death of her.  OH MY GAWD have you seen this movie?!!  Grossed the beejezus out of me but I was telling the other dolls I'm a pansy when it comes to gore.  I'm sure it wasn't as bad as .... ok, well it was kinda yucky!  LOL!!

    This week's stamp is called "Rio" and I colored her with Copics.  I have distressed almost all of my edges with the Heidi Swapp distressing tool and added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.  I used Martha Stewart's goo punch for dripping blood and colored the ends of each droplet with red Stickles and then added Glaze over top for a really nice effect.  (see more deets below)

    I'm entering my card in:
    Charisma Cardz Challenge - flowers
    Create4fun Challenge - white, black and 1 more color (had to use green for her eyes tho)

    [click pic to make bigger]
    Stamps:  "Rio" Simply Betty Stamps 
    EmbellishmentsWild Orchid Crafts flowers, Bazzill thread for stitches, black and red tulle and misc gems.
    Punches: Martha Stewart goo border punch, MS leaf punch and Spellbinders heart nesties. 
    Ink: Colored With Copics