Sunday, April 29, 2012

How many Clowns can you put in a car?

How many clowns can you put in a car 2012
This was a lot of fun to do, it makes me laugh and I love the way it turned out. All the wonderful colors and it is such a happy card. Over at Color Me Creative Challenge #42 is all about Celebrations like Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduation, Showers, Weddings, Ends May 11th 2012. So create a fun card. We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!! Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!  ALL PROJECTS MUST BE NEW & NOT BACK-LINKED!! NO more than 3 projects may be enteredOUR SPONSOR FOR THIS CHALLENGE IS: Pixie Cottage and the image I used for this challenge is called “How many clowns can you put in a card?’One Winner will win 1 $10 Gift Voucher from Pixie Cottage.

How many clowns can you left 2012
How many clowns can you right 2012
My smiley face and the sunglasses where all buttons cut the backs off and made them real smooth. Punched out the sentiment with Stampin’ up Key Tag punch and I forget who’s sentiment that is. Added diamond glaze from Judi Kins. Stickles glitter glue colors yellow, orange, star dust and firefly.
How many clowns flat 2012
Designed Paper is from Die Cuts with a View, Put some Pearl Pen color Sunny Yellow to make some pearl dots.
These are the copic markers I used to color my card.
How many clowns markers
Here is the close up of my image.
How many clowns close up 2012
I hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by. I just can’t believe the month of April is almost all gone it just went by so fast. Have a wonderful week be safe until next time.
Joy full Stamper- May 3
365 cards- layers
Simon says- Birthday


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hydrangea for someone Special

Hydrangea for Someone Special 2012
We had a nice surprise happen on Wednesday my grandson Isaiah from South Dakota stopped in and we will have him though the week in but he has to go back but after schools out he will be coming back to spend the summer. It is so wonderful to see him.
Now it is time to start The Outlawz Twisted Thursday’s Challenge and for this week it is “ANYTHING GOES WITH A TWIST WITH FLOWERS”!!! challenge ends on Wednesday evening May 1. So Anne, Sharri, Melissa, Kym, Sandra and Marie all want to invite you to join us for our challenge and to come on over and see all our creations. Remember your tag for this challenge is TT042612….
Hydrangea for Someone Special 2012 inside
This is what the inside look like. I asked Isaiah if he needed a Mother’s Day card for his Mother and of course he said yes so he loved the card so I’m going to send it with him so he can give it to his mother for Mother’s day. I do not know who made the mother’s day stamp it is one I have had for a very long time.
Hydrangea for Someone Special flat 2012
The papers I used are from my scraps. The flower stamp I used is the hydrangea stamp from Heartfeld Creations. I used Martha Steward hydrangea punch.  How I did the flower was I colored a full sheet of card stock with distressed inks colors Victorian velvet, seedless preserves, milled lavender, dusty concord,broken china,chipped sapphire,faded jeans and stormy sky. I sponged all over the card stock to create different shades of colors. Then I punched out the flowers.
Hydrangea for Someone Special side 2012
My back round die is from spellbinder and my friend Lee let me use it and I do not know the name of the die so sorry. I added tiny pearls and some ribbon that I had.
Hydrangea for Someone Special markers
I did color my image and these are the copic markers I used to color my image. After I put everything together I sprayed my card with A-Mused stardust finishing spray, I love the sparkle it gives the card and I hope you can see it. 
Hydrangea for Someone Special close up
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope your week is going good.
Crafts and Me- Embossing Ends May 2
Scrapalicous- Flower
Creative Card Crew- Challenge #9 Ribbon May 5
Thought the Classroom Door- May 1
Creative Inspiration- flowers May 4
Joy full Stamper- ends May 3
365 cards- layers

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ride like the wind

Ride like the wind 2012

I just can’t believe myself!! I almost forgot our challenge at Cards For Men starts today and I just remembered, sorry about that. I hope everyone has had a great week end. I have been just so busy with all kinds of good things. So I need to get my card posted. The challenge this time is to use TEXTURE on your card. Our Sponsor for the challenge is Kenny K. My image that I used is called Bike Kid.
Start date : 23rd April 2012
End date: 6th May 2012

I'm sure you're all familiar with the wonderful work of Kenny K's Shop but what about the man (and woman) behind those wonderful creations.  Take a look here to see their journey,
:  4 digis
Ride like the wind left 2012

Added magic mesh red in color on my card and I embossed my papers with Tim Holtz embossing folder bricks. I sponged around the image with distress ink color faded jean. The paper I used on my card is from Basic Grey. Spellbinders Classic Square and Lacy Square.
 Ride like the wind flat 2012

Used diamond glaze from Judi Kins to make his bike shine and a few other things. Copic markers was used to color my image. These are the colors I used.
Ride like the wind markers

Here is the close up of my image. The ride like the wind sentiment my girlfriend works at a place that makes trophy’s and sometimes they have some scraps and she will make some sentiments and this is one of then. I love it when she can do that. Thanks Kathy you are a sweet heart.
Ride like the close up

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Fish 2012

Now is your chance to use your Copic’s YELLOWS our challenge at Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge #41 is to color something with your yellow copic’s. The challenge ends April 27, 2012. Personally I love coloring with the (Y) Yellow’s it seem to make things happy so this is one of my favorite technique. Our sponsor for this challenge is Tiffany Doodles and the image I used is her image called goldfish.

Fish left 20121 I did print the goldfish out a couple of times and I colored the tails and out them out to give a 3D look. I also make them in three different sizes. Added some due drops to look like bubbles. The leafs is a ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I also added so more ribbon it is copper metallic. 

Fish right 2012

Fish markers

These are the copic’s I used to color my goldfish.

Fish flat 2012

I added some Diamond Glaze to the goldfish and the background to try and give it a wet look. I hope you like my goldfish. Thanks for stopping.

Thought the Classroom Door- Challenge #24 Show Your favorite technique ends April 30


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thinking about you.

Thinking about you 2012
Our new challenge has started at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday all our challenges are anything goes with a twist and the twist is putting something on your card that we can recycle and my recycle thing is a bottle cap. I used all scraps of paper for this card and it was very simple to make. The ink is Kaleidacolor and the set is called Melon Melody, I used a brayer and applied the ink. This is memories box deer die. The tree stamps are from Stampscapes and so are the birds. The sentiment is from The Angle Company.
Thinking about you flat 2012 I cut the deer out with a black pearl paper and the ink I stamped the trees with was StazOn Olive green.
Thinking about you sentiment Here is a close up of the bottle cap. I punched a circle out with a 1 inch punch.
Thinking about you close you I did touch a little of the tree with some white pen to give some highlights. It would be nice if you could join us this week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday. Our tag for this challenge is TT041212. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful evening.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Blue Jay

Blue Bird 2012 CFM 
My family had a wonderful week end and I do hope you and your family had a wonderful week end also. Little on the cool side but no snow this year. So we are starting our Cards for Men challenge #8, the theme is “SPRING COLORS” starts today and ends April 22nd, 2012.                                                                                                     Our Sponsor is Digi Doodles Shop and you can win a $10.00 gift voucher

Sponsor Info:

Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts.  It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps.  Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair.  Having these two complimenting styles have enabled  Digi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps. It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations.  We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.
The image I used is called Blue Jay. I taken out one of my Birds and Blooms Magazines and found a good picture of a Blue Jay and I tried real hard to capture the colors from the picture. The designer paper I used is Die Cuts with a View pack called Whimsy Stack. The punches are a corner punch for the flowers and marvy unchida mini birch. The dies are spellbinders lacy square, memory box delicate vine (I cut it) and breezy wreath (I cut it). I added for the middle of the flowers just a little Pearl Pen color Bronze. The ribbon I had but the pom poms are from Stampin’ up and the color is tangerine tango.
Blue Bird flat 25012

Bule Bird markersThese are the copics I use to color my image and here is a close up.
Blue Bird close up I’m so happy you stopped by. I hope you enjoyed my card. Have a wonderful week.
image16 Someone (my sister-in-law) sent me these pictures of the cutest animals trying to impersonate other animals so I thought I would share them with you. So you will have to wait and see what the next one is when I post my next card.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter


Happy Easter 2012

All kinds of NEW things going on this week at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge and I know it is going to make everyone happy. The challenge for this week is ANYTHING GOES WITH A TWIST and the TWIST is EASTER and that means you can make a card and enter ANYTHING GOES but if has the TWIST, and that is  EASTER you will get your name in TWICE FOR THE DRAWING. So let me explain a little more if you make just a ANYTHING GOES card you will get your name in once. I hope I made that clear.

Now more CHANGES, 
Mediums of your choice including alcohol ink markers such as Copics and Promarker, dye inks, distress inks, chalks, heat embossing, water colored pencils, crayons, Prisma's pencil. So this means YOU CAN COLOR YOUR CARD WITH ANY MEDIUM YOU WANT. HAY!!!!

IcopicGrabButton Exclusive to Twisted Thursday Challenges.... iCopics is now sponsoring our challenge monthly with a $10.00 GC , plus any order over $75.00 you will receive $5.00 off and free shipping (US orders only)... When you go and enter your card their is more information.

One more NEW changes to our challenge is that if you enter two or more card/projects into the weekly challenge you will receive an exclusive digi from Anne's Digital Art.  The image will change weekly, so get those entries in and receive your free image. The tag for this challenge is TT040512 so please do not forget to add the tag to your card when you upload it to the gallery and the inlinks. WOW!!! that was a lot of information. If you have any questions just ask.
Happy Easter left 2012 Happy Easter right 2012

Here is a left and a right view of my card the stamp I used is from fantastic and I sorry I do not know the name of the stamp. The sentiment is from Digital Delight, I added a tooth pick to it so it would look like a banner. Cut it out with a spellbinder lattice rectangle, I sponged around my stamp with distress ink bundled sage and tumbled glass before I took off the die cut so I would not get any of the ink on the edges. Rounded the edges with my Zutter corner rounder. My banner is from A•Muse Studio’s. I have a girl friend that started selling A•Muse products and I do love their products.
Happy Easter flat 2012
I did add a few stickers, the little duckier. The bunny look so tried after a long day of doing something so I thought it would be nice if it was babysitting some baby ducks.
Happy Easter markers Here are the copics I used in coloring in coloring my stamp.
Happy Easter close up Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful week end and a Happy Easter. I’ll be back soon.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tutorial for Magic Card/Spring Pretties

Sunflowers 2012

First thing we have started our challenge #40 at Color Me Creative Classroom and theme is Spring Pretties. The challenge end April 13. Our sponsor is Little Darlings.
Sunflowers flat 2012
Sunflowers middle 2012
Sunflower sentiment 2012
Sunflowers markers
These are my copic I used to color my image. My stamp is from Sylvia Zet and she is called “Give peace a chance”. My sentiment is from Stampendous.
Sunflower close up
I choose most of the paper I wanted to use. What I did for each layer I used a different color, hoping that would make it easier for you to understand. I color my main image I’m going to put on the front and decide what sentiment I want to use inside.

Back is cut 6.5 by 6 inches (gold paper)
Inside is 5.5 by 6 inches (green)
Front is 7.5 by 4 inches (blue)
After you have cut your back layer 6.5 X 6 inches, you need to score 1 inch on the 6.5 inch and fold toward the inside of the card.
I choose to use Martha Steward Shells Border punch. You can use any kind of border punch you want.
Punch your sides.

This is the inside layer you will cut it 5.5 by 6 inches and score .75 (3/4) inch and use your border punch on the 5.5 inch side.
So it will look something like this. I just set them together.
For the top layer cut it 7.5 by 4 inches. You will score it at the 6 inch line.

My layers are all cut out and I used a spellbinder (mega nestabilities curved rectangles) to cut the rest of my layers out, so not you can embellishment them how ever you would like.
If you are going to do any sponging to the edges you should do that now.
On the top layer where you scored the 1.5 inch you need to tape or glue that to the top of the last layer.
This is what it will look like.

Take the middle layer.
Now you can add the middle layer and glue or tape it to the last layer. I do not want to confuse you but if you had used all one color of paper you could glue or tape the middle layer to the top layer. Let me show you how they look. The first one I taped the middle to the top, second one the middle to the last layer and the last one the middle to the last layer.
Lady Bug 2012 Sunflowers 2012

He love me He love me not
The punch I use for this one is from Easy Cut Crafts it is called Baby’s Breath.

As you can see I used distress ink. I also used some polyshrink (shrink plastic) I have not used that in a long time it was so much fun. The extra sunflower stamp was a free stamp that came with Sylvia Zet stamp set and I wanted to use it so I stamped it a couple times on the polyshrink and cut them out and used my heat gun.
shrink plastic
This is how they looked before I heated them and I colored them with my copic markers.
This how they look after they have been heated.
sp with stamp
Here you can see how much small they are. I added them to the area where you would sign you name. The young lady I made this for she love pearls so I did add some extra one for her. I hope you under stand my tutorial. If you do not PLEASE let me know or if you have any questions just ask or email me at I will get back to you. Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful week.
Challenge Simon says. anything
party time tuesday anything goes
inspire me friday anything goes ends April 5
Joanna Sheen spring or Easter ends April 14
If you would like to see The Magic card done by Elizabeth please click here. Her card is wonderful it is called Just Magnolia: Purple and White. If you get a chance to stop by Elizbeth's blog remember to leave her some love...