Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pair of Prickley Pear Creations!


Today I'm sharing two cards for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I have been enjoying making rosettes and decided to go vintage for my first card. 

The sentiment is from the Prickley Pear Clearly Beautiful Flowers set.  The coordinating dies are the Flowers Die and the Scalloped Circle Die. 

Other items on this card include Prima Botanical Collection patterned papers, vintage buttons, gold nailheads, and Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three.

For my second card, I used the same stamps and dies.  For my background paper, I used images from the Prickley Pear Clearly Beautiful Spring Scalloped Circles Set stamped in a coordinating inks.

I used strips of coordinating vellum for some visual interest.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Blog Candy Time!

Thank you and Welcome to my new followers!  Don't go far...there will be more candy offered soon!
Winner is Maxine D!  Congrats!!  You have 48 hours to contact me before I select a new winner!



Hello!  I've been meaning to offer up some blog candy for a bit now...it's been a while...and who doesn't like some candy now and then?! 

Here is what is in the photo above SO FAR....
~2 Copic Sketch Markers
~1 Copic Ciao Marker
~1 Copic Various Refill Ink
~1 Copic Multiliner
~2 Heidi Grace Flocked Boxed Card Sets (a total of 20 cards and Envelopes)
~1 BasicGrey Epoxy Sticker Set
~1 Darice Botanical Sticker (pressed & dried real flowers)
~1 Maya Road Romance Bloom Ribbon Slides (set of 6)
~1 Tombo Permanent Adhesive Refill
~1 package of Maya Road Velvety Flowers

Here is the deal!  I love having you pop by my blog and I love to hear from my blog readers.  Comments just make me happy, and who can't use a little more happiness these days?!  There has been a ton of activity on my blog recently....lots of inspiration shared daily.

Three simple chances to win:

1.  Take a look-see at my July 2011 posts and tell me in a comment ON THIS POST which one is your favorite and why.  (only ONE post per person please)

2.  If you like my style and like what you see, tell your friends and readers!  Post my candy on your blog either in a post or on your sidebar and give me a direct link to it in a separate comment ON THIS POST.  If it is not a direct link I will not count it. (only ONE post per person please)

3.  If you are a subscriber, leave a separate comment ON THIS POST telling me so for an extra chance to win.  If you are NOT a subscriber, become one and tell me in a separate comment ON THIS POST that you now follow for an additional chance to win.  (only ONE post per person please)

So you can have up to THREE chances to win!

I will add a BUNCH MORE GOODIES to my offering if I reach 200 followers by 11:59 PM on July 28.  Winners have 48 hours to contact me or I will choose another winner.

I will be uploading some inspiring photos from CHA as soon as I get them edited...so be sure to watch for those coming soon!!  Thank you and GOOD LUCK!!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

CropStop Challenge ~ Lace!



This week our CropStop weekly challenge is to use lace!  I decided to use the paper variety on my card thise week.

The papers from BasicGrey's Out of Print 6x6 pad were lacey in appearance.  Love all the warm neutral tones in this design.  I stamped the dress form from Stamper's Anonymous Haberdasery set with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

For an additional lace touch, I used Martha Stewart's Deep Edge Bangle Chain punch with some shimmery coated ivory cardstock. 

For my flower, I punched a 1 1/2 inch circle of cardstock and Scor-Tape.  I made a rosette using the May Arts Sheer Ruffle Edge Ribbon, starting on the outer edge and ending towards the center of the circle.  Since I was adding some large vintage buttons as my accent, I only made two rotations and left the center bare.
For the *leaves* of my rosette flower I used some vintage floss wrappers.  My final touch was a touch of faux stitching.

Don't forget, my blog readers can use this special coupon code to save 10% on your entire CropStop purchase!!

 
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And last but no least, it was fun to meet up with some of the CropStop Creative Team at CHA last week!   We met up at the Ranger Booth during a Tim Holtz Demo.  Proof is right here in his video clip of the show!  A quick peek of us before we got busy chattering!  My goal is to upload some of the CHA photos I took in my Friday post this week!

Be sure to check out the Crop Stop Challenge each week...there is always a lot of inspiration and fabby prizes to be won!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Aloha ~ HotSpot Challenge Reminder


Today I'm sharing two cards with you as a reminder for the Studio313 challenge.  You can read about the challenge rules and fabulous prize info on the HotSpot blog post. 


I used the Aloha images from Shawne at Studio 313, and colored them with Copic markers to match my designer paper.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

iCopic Tuesday Tips Featuring La-La Land Crafts

This is one of TWO posts today...be sure to scroll down to see TWO more cards as well as a blog candy offering!  Enjoy!

Hello!  Michelle here with some Tuesday Tips for you! 

I'm often asked how I pick the Copic colors I use on my cards, because people just aren't sure what colors to put together.  Well...I let the designer paper pick my Copic colors!   I never start coloring my images until I've made a decision on the papers I will be using. 

For today's cards I chose to use papers from Wild Rose Studio's Valetta Garden and Kalahari Dreams Paper Pack.  I chose the designer paper above and then laid it on my Copic Marker Color Chart....a perfectly easy way to pick the perfect colors!  You can see the colors and Spica Glitter Pens I used below:

For my second card, I again chose my designer paper and matched up my Copic Markers and accessories.  I followed the Card Patterns Sketch 125 for this card.
And one final tip on my fussy cutting....turn your paper, not your scissors, as you are cutting.

I loved coloring these adorable images from LaLa Land Crafts:  Roller Skate Marci and Fancy Marci.

Pail of Flowers ~ Designed2Delight!

This is one of TWO posts...be sure to check out the other post for TWO more cards and a blog candy offering!  Enjoy!!

Happy Tuesday!  It's time for a new Digital Tuesday Challenge...and this week the challenge is *Garden Things with Wings*  Be sure to check out all of the challenge and prize details on our Digital Tuesday Blog!

For my cards this week, I'm using the beautiful Pail of Flowers image by Faith at Designed2Delight!  I paired up my cards with papers from Crafty Individual's Springtime Book 3 Background Papers collection.  My *wings* are the Martha Stewart Butterfly punches which are punched out of some gorgeous pearlized cardstock.  I colored my image with Copic markers.  My sentiment is from Printworks and is layered on SU! oval punches.
For this card I used some wide ribbon adorned with gems for a totally different feel!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Oh, The Places You'll Go!


I'm sharing an adorable image today for One Crazy Stamper from Stamping Bella called Bye Bye Girl.  This is an image by Mo Manning and it just had to be mine!

I colored my image with the Copic Markers pictured below.

I hope she makes you grin!

Be sure you stop by the store often, Lora is always adding fun new stuff!  This morning she announced some fun new SALE NEWS!!
Starting Monday, July 25th OCS has something new for you. We welcome you to shop our "Daily Sale Event" Here are the details:

Sales in this category run for 24 hours only - Noon to Noon. Each day we will feature new products in this "Daily Sale Event". Quantities are limited & there are no backorders. You can shop this "Sale Event" each day & have us send you one shipment per week, just put "Hold for More" in the order notes. We will hold orders for shipment from Monday to Sunday, ALL orders must ship by Sunday each week. To qualify for FREE shipping within Canada the total of your orders MUST be over $100.00 BEFORE tax. **Stamps in included in the "Sale Event" will NOT qualify for Stamp Club** Check out the "Daily Sale Event" HERE!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Rubber Cafe Weekly Challenge

This week's challenge at The Rubber Cafe is Christmas in July.    You know how hard it is to make wintery things when the temps in our area have been hovering near 90*?  This was truly a challenge!!

I decided that there would be no red and green for me....so I decided to make some whimsical ornaments since I wanted to play with my You're So Fine Glitter and some of the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

I took some white wood and wire ornaments I picked up a while ago and stamped Solid Leaf Pattern images that I *inked* up with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue randomly on them.  Next I covered the swirls with the You're So Fine Glitter in Silver Medal and Purple Dress.  Let the glitter and glue dry and then you can brush off any excess glitter clinging to the surface.  You are left with a fun glittery brocade design.

For my star and banner images, I stamped unages from the Ornamental Holiday set with black stazon ink on acetate.  I ran my acetate through my Xyron sticker machine, burnished the glue to the acetate and then applied my glitters. 

The images were fussy cut and then applied with foam dots for dimension. 

I hope you are enjoying the winter inspiration we're sharing this week!
Be sure to check out The Rubber Cafe Blog for all of the challenge details and PRIZE details!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Prickley Pear Seasons Set

Today I'm sharing a set of cards I made with two clear images from the Prickley Pear Clearly Beautiful Birdcage set. 

For each of the cards I used a clean and simple design.  The cards are SU!'s Sahara Sand and Early Espresso Cardstocks.  I used Cuttlebug's Grace's Frame Embossing Folder on each card. 

I stamped the tree image with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.  Then I added special touches for each season:
~Summer: I used the tiny swirl stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink for my leaves and grass
~Fall:  I used the tiny swirl stamp inked in Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade
~Winter: I used my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen and some Art Institute Crystal Glitter for my snow
~Spring: I used the tiny swirl stamp in Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride inks to make my blossoming tree

A beautiful new set of cards to celebrate holidays of any season!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Flowers For You ~ A Fred She Said Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Fred She Said Favorites HOP, if you have come from Darsie's blog, you are right on track!  If not, be sure to start at the beginning and hop along...you don't want to miss out on the fabby prizes!

How to ENTER:
To ENTER, please leave a comment on each BLOG HOP POST. There will be ONE winner. A random hop post will be chosen and then a comment on that post will be chosen randomly to win. BLOG HOP closes Friday, JULY 29 midnight EDT so please leave your comments by then ;) Commenting on ALL the hop stops is not necessary to WIN... BUT it definitely increases your chances of winning ;) and spreads some LOVE! Please make sure you leave your name in your comment! NOTE: some DT's moderate their comments for evil spam so please be patient if you don't see your comment right away.

THE PRIZE:

£15 Gift Voucher to Bearly Mine Designs

$15 Prize Package of yummy goodies chosen by Judy from Pizzazz APlenty

$30 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store

The WINNER will be announced Saturday morning July 30th on the Fred She Said Blog AND the FSS Challenge Blog.

My favorite FSS images are FLOWERS...and the Faux Foldy Flowers seem to pop up often!  I love that they are beautifully precolored and they are so fun to fluff up!

I paired it with a FSS butterfly that is colored with Copic markers, a Cuttlebug Embossing Plus Folder called Blooming Bouquet and a bunch of little pearls!

Your next stop on the hop is Anne's blog!  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CropStop Challenge ~ Rosettes!

Happy Thursday to you!  It's time for a new CropStop challenge....and this week's challenge is Rosettes!  Be sure you check out the CropStop blog for all of the challenge details and inspiration from the design team!

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I bought this beautiful May Arts Sheer Ruffle Ribbon...and when I thought about making a rosette, what could I do but make a froofy one?!   To make the base for my flower, I punched a 1 1/4 inch circle out of cardstock and another out of Scor Tape.  I attached them together so I had a sticky circle base.  I started on the outer edge and continuously wrapped and crimped my ribbon, ruffling it as desired to form my rosette.  I continued to spiral inward, ending in the center.  I covered my rosette center with a vintage button.

I framed my rosette with a vintage buckle that is shaped like a flower.  The papers I used are from BasicGrey's Sweet Threads Collection.  A touch of distressing and faux stitching finished my design.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Digital Tuesday Sketch Challenge ~ Designed2Delight!

This is one of TWO posts today....be sure to check out the other post for more INSPIRATION!

It's Tuesday, and time for a new Digital Tuesday Challenge!  This week our challenge is a sketch.  You can read all of the challenge and prize details on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog.

I went with a digital image from Faith at Designed2Delight called Tropical Beach.  This image comes in a funky Tropical Christmas version as well.  I colored my image with the Copics and Spica Glitter Pens shown below:
I colored my sky and water with the airbrush and accented my sun with a white gel pen.  Designer papers are from WeR Memory Keepers' Sunsplashed collection.  The gems came with the paper.  I added torn blue vellum for one of my layers and Boshers from Bazzil for my embellishments. 

We hope you can join in the fun!

Inky Antics Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Inky Antics/Tombow Blog Hop! Our talented Inky designers teamed up with the nice folks at Tombow, and we’re all featuring projects made with Inky Antics stamps and Tombow products. You’ve come from Tex’s blog.

Here is my project using the 11025MC Caterpillar Honey Pop set, Tombow's Groovy Dual Brush Pens, Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.  See photos below to see the fun honepop apple and another Inky Antics card!

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, July 24th at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their project and leave feedback. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). One person’s name will be drawn at random to receive a fun Inky/Tombow prize pack, similar to what each of our designers received to make their projects! The lucky winner’s name will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

To check out what the Tombow designers have made and get another chance to win prizes, please click here.




For this last card I used 10951MC Millie Mousie from Inky Antics and colored it in the Inky Antics' classic Prismacolor Pencil and Gamsol Technique.


Your next hop stop is Jovi's blog....Enjoy!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Belle With Laundry

This image seemed appropriate for today's challenge....I've been quickly getting all my laundry/housework caught up a bit so I can spend Tuesday at CHA!  What a darling image from Belles 'n Whistles to depict an everyday occurence of our lives! 

I colored Belle With Laundry with the Copics shown below:
I used designer paper from BasicGrey's Sweet Threads collection.  I kept the design simple since the image is so detailed and delicate. 

I don't mind laundry....that is such a good feeling when everything is fresh and clean!  Now ironing...THAT is another story!!  Blech!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mom, You're So Fine!

Whoot!  I had fun with this week's challenge for The Rubber Cafe!  The challenge is to use Spellbinders...and that was no hardship!  I used the corners from the Fleur De Lis Accents set and paired it with a tag die from the Fancy Tags Two set. 

Another favorite thing of mine is glitter...and I used the You're So Fine Diamond Clear Glitter on my creation.  I ran a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of white cardstock through the Xyron sticker machine and then covered it with glitter.  Next, I ran my panel through the Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder...instant textured glitter cardstock!  This glitter comes in a huge jar at a great price...what's not to love?!

I used the Small Thistle Flower, but colored it as a clematis this time.  I love stamps that can do double duty!  I colored an additional flower green and cut it apart to use for my leaves.  Mom comes from the Give Momma Some Love set and is colored with Copic markers and accented with a Spica Glitter pen.

Be sure to join in the fun and share your Spellbinder creations with us!  Check out all of the challenge details and prize information on The Rubber Cafe's blog.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Inky Antics ~ Fun In The Sun ~ Card Quartet!


I have some cards for Inky Antics to share today....I've been cleaning out my computer files and see that I never posted these that I made for CHA a few years ago!   All images are colored using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol (Odorless Mineral Spirits)

My first card features Surfer Girl and Learn to Surf!


My second card features Radio Girl and You're Sun-sational!

My third card features Ice Cream Girls and Bright and Sunny!
My final card features Snorkel Girl and Splashin' Great.

To see the rest of my Fun in the Sun cards...check out my previous posts:
~Fun in the Sun
~Surf Dude
~Just Add Water
~Summer Fun
~Back In The Swim of Things
~Bright and Sunny

It's 90* here this weekend....good swimming pool weather!!

We will be having an Inky Antics Blog Hop on Tuesday, July 19th....while we are away at CHA, so be sure to come back and join in the fun!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Prickley Pear Sketch ~ Home Tweet Home!

It's time for a new sketch challenge with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!  This was a really fun sketch, which I flipped to fit my stamps.  Be sure to check out the sketch and prize information on the Prickley Pear Blog!  This is a relatively new challenge.....last month we had only a few players....and the prize was a clear set and coordinating die....so you will want to check it out, your chances of winning are GREAT!  Good Luck!!

I used the Clearly Beautiful Birdcage Set for my card.  I used the coordinating Birdcage die for my center cage.  I spruced the center cage up by stamping it with black Stazon ink on silver metallic cardstock and added pearls and flowers.   Notice the bottom of each cage is different...how fun that you can personalize each cage for a different look!  I love it!   This would be the perfect card for someone moving into a new home! 

The birds are paper pieced using designer papers from Prima Marketing's Botanicals collection.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

McMahon Five Designs Release Day!

This is one of TWO posts today....so be sure to check out the other one for more inspiration!!  Enjoy!

I have a pair of cards for you today for the McMahon Five Designs release that are totally different in style!

My first card features an image from the McMahon Vintage collection called Sweet Summer Stroll.  I colored my image with Copic markers.  For a nice clean edge, I cut my image out and then layered it on white cardstock. 

To make my card feel more vintage, I keep my color scheme soft.  I used the Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder, some distressing, some prima flowers and a vintage button.  A touch of paper embroidery seemed to fit right in, dressed up with some beads.  I hand stitched the border of my card as well.

For my second card I used the Studio 313's Coco Loco set.  Again, I colored the image with Copic markers and colored my sky/sand with Distress Inks.  This card features real wood paper!  I used Birch Wood Paper as my card base and paired it with SU!'s embossing folder.  I was going for a beachy feel!  I used some fun paper scraps to embellish my card.

Be sure you stop by the McMahon Five blog to see the entire release and  what my teamies have been up to this week!

CropStop - Wet Challenge!

This is one of TWO posts today....so be sure to check out the other post for more INSPIRATION!!

Today I'm posting for CropStop and there is a new CropStop Challenge for you!  This week's challenge is to use something WET on your cards.  Be sure to check out the CropStop blog for more challenge details and inspiration by the CropStop design team!

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For my wet elements I used Ranger's Liquid Pearls in White Opal and some Tsukineko Fireworks in Lilac Posies.  I applied both directly to my Ranger Craft Mat and then mixed them together with my rubber brayer. 

I applied the mixture to the inside of my Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder and embossed a piece of light pink cardstock.  I inked the folder so the indented areas are covered with the wet mixture.  Wash your embossing folder with water.  Before wiping up my craft mat, I placed an A2 piece of white glossy cardstock face down in the brayered mixutre, covering the entire panel with the ink.  I used this panel for my Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch Flowers and the pink panel in the center of the card.  Nothing wasted!!

When the embossed panel dried, I then hit the embossed areas with a black Stazon ink pad.  The embossed and pierced oval on my card is from the Cuttlebug Embossing Plus Folder called Elegant Ellipse. 

This was a very fun challenge...and we hope you join us!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Art Gone Wild - Cabin

Today I'm sharing a nice summery card featuring a fun image from Art Gone Wild.  I colored my image with Copic Markers...and let me tell you....it took LOTS of them!  This is a very time consuming coloring project...but if you like to color it's a fun one!

I kept my card super simple so the image could shine.  The embossing folder and hardware are from SU!
To summer vacation!!!   May the sun shine and the fish bite!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Digital Tuesday ~ Spellbound!

Happy Tuesday!  It's my week to pick the challenge for the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog...and my challenge is to us a spellbinders die with your digital image!   Check out all of the challenge and prize information on the Digital Tuesday Blog!

I chose to use one of my favorite Spellbinders Die Sets, Labels Four.  I embossed my green panel with SU!'s embossing folder and then cut my die out, making my frame.  The pierced swirls are a digital template from Tracey-Lynn at Fred, She Said Digital Designs. 

The adorable apple image is colored with Copic markers, is fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. 

My kids were having fun in the produce department today at the grocery store....we came home with blackberries, bing cherries, apricots, kiwi, peaches and bananas!  Summer fruit....YUM!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Your Next Stamp ~ Sweet!

Today I'm sharing a trio of sweet images for One Crazy Stamper by Your Next Stamp.  Images are colored with Copic Markers.  Images are from the Chocoholic set, Love Muffin and Sugar Cone sets.

Lora has some happy news....here it is in her own words!
We are excited to announe our new BRICK & MORTAR store opens on Saturday, September 10th, 2011!!!  We will be located in Bolton, Ontario.  Just in case you are wondering we will ALWAYS be an online store too!! Watch for GRAND OPENING NEWS coming soon!!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lace Flower by The Rubber Cafe

This is one of TWO posts today...so check out the other one for more inspiration!
This weeks challenge was to make a shaped card...so I went with a sentimental heart card, perfect for a grandma, mother, sister or friend. 

For my background I stamped the Floral Swirl stamp tone on tone.  I then added some faux stitching, distressing and some tiny adhesive pearls to my panel.

For my flower, I attached some double-sided tape to some white cardstock, peeled off the liner and then covered the adhesive with You're So Fine Diamond MicroGlitter.  Next I stamped my Lace Flower with Memento ink on the glittered panel, colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut the flower.

I framed Miss You from the Fabulous Phrases set with the circle from the Card Labels set.

A touch of pearls, butterflies, faux stitching and butterflies finishes off my card. 

We hope you play along with our challenge this week and win the $10 Gift Certificate to The Rubber Cafe.

iCopic Birthday Challenge!

This is one of TWO posts today....so be sure to check out the other one for more inspiration!
Today I'm sharing a card for iCopic's Birthday Challenge using a sweet little set from Wild Rose Studio called Mia with Cupcake!

I stamped her on  X-press it Cardstock and colored her with Copic markers: E49, E47, E02, E00, RV34, RV32, YR24, Y21, BG72, BG70, B00.

I paired her with papers from Kaiser Craft's Bubblegum Hills Collection, some You're So Fine MicroGlitter, and some adorable cupcake buttons.

Be sure you bop by the iCopic blog to get all the details on playing our birthday challenge and see how YOU could win!!  Good Luck!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Home Tweet Home With Prickley Pear

This card was so much fun to make for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps....it features the Clearly Beautiful Birdcage Set and the Birdcage Die.  I ran the die through the Big Shot with some copper metallic cardstock.  Then, since the stamps are clear, it is easy to stamp the images on the die cut pieces with black Stazon ink! 

I used papers from the BasicGrey Porcelain collection for my card.  I embellished my card with copper nailheads, some $1 ribbon from Michael's and three pinwheel brad buddies. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Paper Fashions Button Card Cards


Say that two times fast!!  I had so much fun playing with the Paper Fashions Button Cards on Tuesday, so I made two more cards! 

My first card combines Stampers Anonymous Haberdashery set, Washi tape, vintage buttons and Distress Ink.
My second card combines images from the Stampers Anonymous Haberdashery set along with the dress form image from Lawn Fawn's Sew Lovely set.  My finishing touches are vintage buttons, stampendous stickers, mosaic gems and a Martha Stewart's Bangle Chain punch.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

McMahon Five Surf and Sand Release!


Today is McMahon Five Designs' release....and it's a release full of summer sand and surf.  I'm sharing three cards featuring images from the Studio313 release.

I'm using the precolored Sunset Surfer for my card.  I made my surfer a silhouette by coloring him black with an ultrafine sharpie marker.  I paired my image up with WeR Memory Keepers' Sunsplashed designer paper.  My only embellishment is two surf boards that I cut out and tucked in to the *sand!*

My second card features images from the Beach Baby set.  I colored my images with Copic markers and then made a shaker card with sand for my sand castle and bucket.
My final card is using the line image of the surfer.  I printed the image on acetate and clear embossed it.  I applied some white/blue glitters to the back of the acetate to make my wave glittery looking.  I colored my surfer printed on white cardstock with Copic markers and then fussy cut him.  I popped him up on foam tape for a 3D effect. 

Please be sure to pop by the McMahon Five blog and see what all the other design team members have been up to!!

CropStop Sketch Challenge - Pretty Posies!


It's Thursday and time for a new CropStop Challenge which is a very fun sketch!

I used two Heartfelt Creations sets for my card; Posy Patch Swirls and Leafy Swirls.  I colored the images with Copic Markers and then fussy cut the flowers and popped them up on foam tape. I used desinger papers from BasicGrey's Sweet Threads collection.  The brown ruffled ribbon is May Arts.

My blog readers can use code CTMP-01 to save 10% on their entire order at CropStop!  Happy Shopping!