Sunday, January 29, 2012

Designed To Color Online Magazine

I am so super excited to tell you that I've been asked to be on the design team for the new online magazine "Designed To Color".   It's more about the coloring and viewing  some insanely gorgeous cards!  AND IT'S FREE!!

The premier edition is just hot off the presses so please check it out and let me know what you think!  Carisa's goal is to eventually have this printed in paper and I love the idea of having it at my fingertips for quick reference.

Thanks for taking a look and the next one will be out in April.  I will post when it becomes available or you could join the blog at Designed To Color.  There are details on the blog if you are interested in being featured. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

MDUC #130

Use Your National Flag

This week at MDUC we're using our national flag!  At first I thought this was gonna be boring because of course, I only have 2 colors to play with.  WRONG!  Also, not to mention it's right before Valentine's so guess what?!!  A 2-fer-1!!  hee hee! :)

So instead of a card I thought I'd play with a Valentine's project.  I'm thinking there may be more of these coming but when I do that I end up eating the leftover chocolates.  That's baaaad!!  But yummy.  LOL!!

Aren't the ribbons cute?  I used the tutorial from Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings but the only thing I did different was I added a little bit of hairspray to them.  hee hee  

I'm so excited about my coloring on this image.  I watched Make It Crafty's tutorial on folds and also took tips from the Magnolia Ink "Sweet Christmas Dreams|" magazine.  I did make a few mistakes but being that it was my first time I was pretty happy with the fact that I colored a useable image.  LOL!!

 You should see some of the other cards the ladies at MDUC made.  I am sooo glad my colors weren't what some of theirs were.  Talk about challenging but they did really well!

I'm going to enter into the Magnolia-licious Highlites valentine inspired contest for a chance to win 2 images from the new Sweet Crazy Love collection.  You still have 10 days to enter this one if you'd like a chance too. 


Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love "Tilda Sending Love Letters" and background stamp on tag.
Paper: Magnolia "Sweet Crazy Love" paper
Embellishments:  Lindt chocolates (hee hee), Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, silver corner pieces (filigree?) and butterfly, misc ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, chandelier drops and cheesecloth. 
Punches: Romantic Tag die and Spellbinders scalloped oval.
Copics: G20, 21, 24, 28 - Stems
R000, 01, 11, 12, 14, 17 - Letter and flower
R20, 22, 24, 29, 59 - Dress
E50. 51, 53, 55 - Socks
E000, 00, 11, 13 - Face
E21, 23, 25, 27 - Hair

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Greek Goddess Aphrodite Willow

 Aphrodite Willow

Another lovely gorgeous image in the Greek line of images at Tickled Pink Stamps, which you can grab up on January 20th EDT.  Do you prefer digi?  Then hang in there until the middle of February when Kellie has her digi's on sale.  I love that you don't have to wait.  Nothing like instant gratification!

I just had a need to use that Tim Holtz film strip again.  I don't think I've used it enough since I bought it and it was one of my favorite embellie's.

The insides says
"you don't look an era over 29"
BLOG CANDY!!  AGAIN!!  Yes that's right I'm giving away this image in rubber so if you want to leave a comment you might be the lucky one!!

AND just to help give you a hand in helping you spend saving your money, TPS is having a sale Jan. 26 EDT so the 25th for those of us in Canada and the US.
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps "Aphrodite Willow"
Paper:  Bo Bunny "Enchanted"
Embellishments:  Prima Pebbles, Kaisercraft Poisie (the pink sprig), Tim Holtz film strip, Maya Road wings & heart, misc feather, Martha Stewart stitched felt hearts and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. 
Copics: RV0000, 000, 00, 02, 04 Dress
T0, T2, T4, T6, T8 for everything in grey's

Monday, January 16, 2012

Greek Goddess Orpheus Kellita

Greek Goddess Orpheus Kellita Preview

Isn't she pretty?  Another gorgeous image in the Greek line of images at Tickled Pink Stamps.  These will be on sale January 20th EDT.  If you don't want rubber and don't mind waiting until the middle of the month Kellie always has a digi sale.

These are so much fun to color!!  Please check out the previews going on at TPS.  Oh my gosh gorgeous stuff again!!  Those ladies never cease to amaze me!

BLOG CANDY!!  One lucky winner will win this image in rubber!  YAY!!  I love sharing so please make sure to leave me a comment!!

Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Greek Goddess Orpheus Kellita
Paper:  Fancy Pants Designs "Vintage Valentine"
Embellishments:  Wooden Padlock by Kaiser Kraft, Maya Road chipboard key sprayed with Adirondack mist spray, distressed edges and Crackle overtop, Prima flower and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.
Punches:  Cherry Lynn corner die
Copics:  R20, 22, 24, 29 - Dress
Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23 - Harp
E41, 42, 43, 44 - Hair
E000, 00, 11, 13 - Skin

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Greek Gods Lolita TPS Preview Day 3

Lil Greek God Lolita Zeus Luca

This is preview day 3 of a new set of images at Tickled Pink Stamps called Lil Greek Gods and Goddess Lolita.  The first day TPS previewed Lil Greek Gods Lolita Athena Lilith and day 2 was Lil Greek Gods Lolita Artemis Lylah.  WOW the coloring is just amazing with these images so if you get a minute check them out! 

These are on sale January 20th EDT in rubber but if you like digi's they'll be on sale Feb. 15th - 21st EDT.  

BLOG CANDY!  For each Lil Greek God that I preview I am giving away the rubber image so just leave a comment and stay tuned for more give-a-ways this week!!  YAY!!!

Stamps: Tickle Pink Greek God "Zeus Luca"
Paper: Bo Bunny "Timepiece"
Embellishments:  Corrugated paper
Punches:  Tim Holtz Clock die, Silhouette vine, latches and roman fence.
Copics: E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49 - Clothes and hair
E000, 00, 11, 13 - Skin
Y00, 11, 15, YR24 - Gold

Saturday, January 14, 2012

CLP #43

Seems like we've been gone for ages doesn't it?!  Welcome back to CLP's first challenge sketch of the year #46.  You still have 16 more days to enter this month's challenge to see if you can win yourself 4 images from Sassy Studio Designs


You can kind of see the Spica pens I used on her hair and the stars.  And how do you like the way I have the glow of the light on her face, hair and clothes?  That's tricky!! me it was but I think I have it figured out now.  Y11 seems to be a good color to use. 

So the reason it's so long is because it's actually a notepad and a thick one at that!!  I forgot to take a picture of that during the daytime so I threw in this one. 

And voila the sketch!!  For some reason I found this one nice and easy.  Love them!

I'm entering my notepad into the following challenges: 

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes

Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes

Stamps:  Magnolia "Tilda Sparkles"
Paper:  Bo Bunny "Snowfall"
Embellishments:  Prima flowers, misc pins & ribbon and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Punches:  Memory Box die and Magnolia Doohickey swirl.
Copics: E000, 00, 11, 13 - Skin
E21, 23, 25, 29 - Hair
BG10, 11, 13, 15, 49 - Clothes
Y000, 00, 11, 15 - Sparkles
BG000, 01, 02, 05 - Ground
E50, 51, 53, 55 - Shirt

Saturday, January 7, 2012

MDUC #128


My first card of the year and I am just loving this new Sweet Crazy Love line.  I've masked 2 images called Welcome to a Lovely Home and Tilda with Wrapped Heart, which isn't in at Magnolia-licious right now but that is where I got her and 6 more of her amazing images!!  Ya, I went a little crazy!  Sweet crazy tho!

So this week at MDUC anything goes.  Nice and easy to work into the new year. 

It took me HOURS and lots of Copics (see below) to complete this scene but I love how it turned out.  Every layer is distressed and every blue cardstock layer is distressed and topped with Stardust glitter.  I also hand-stitched the base layer and the 2nd layer with twine.  If you'd like to see more inspiration please check out what the MDUC team have come up with for us.  As usual everything is just stunning there!

I'm going to enter my card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Out with the Old and in with the New.
New Sweet Crazy Love images - ***Top 3


Stamps: Welcome to a Lovely Home and Tilda with Wrapped Heart
Paper: Sweet Rainbow papers from Magnolia-licious
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and lace heart, Kaisercraft sprig, Tim Holtz tag and memo pin.
Punches: Halleborres doohickey (not sure if that's how you spell it)
B0000, 000, 00, BG02, 04
R81, 83, 81
E41, 42, 43, 44, 49
RV0000, 91, 93, 95
E0000, 000, 11, 13
E50, 51, 53
G21, 24, 28
E24, 29, 39
W00, 1, 3, 5
E23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35