Sunday, March 31, 2013

Inky Easter Wishes!

Today I have a pile of Inky Antics inspiration for you!  This first card uses the Fabulous Flower Set for the Easter grass...what a fun touch!  All images are colored with Prismacolor Pencils/Gamsol.
Here is a souped-up version of the card adding some Darcie's papers and a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punched piece.

 This second card is from Inky Antic's HoneyPOP line...

...and opens to reveal a cute little Easter Basket inside!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

More Couture Creations Creations!

Here are some more cards for CropStop featuring Couture Creations embossing folders...and if you like such...come again...there are more in the hopper!

This card features the Pure Pleasure embossing folder.  I believe on this one I embossed white cardstock and then on the side with the flowers debossed I ran some Stormy Sky and Peeled Paint Distress Inks lightly over the panel for a wispy sky and grass effect.
This folder is called Ooh La La.  For this one I used Cotton Candy and Grape Gelatos on the debossed side of the embossing folder.  Then I spritzed it with water and ran the white cardstock through the machine.  The white embossing pops the detail of the image. 
The fine card today uses the Crazy Daisy embossing folder.  I ran some MME paper through the machine and then hit the embossed design with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The die is by Memory Box and is called Winged Circle.  I cut it on some coated ivory paper...and rather than run it through a second time to cut it completely, I just used it as is..a different effect!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Some CropStop Goodness....

Blogging has been a bit slow...we've been hosting the Strep Throat Bugs at our house this week.  UGH!  They've been served eviction notices...and can leave any time!!  Bring On SPRING!!!

I have some CropStop goodness to share with you....a few projects featuring the Couture Creations Fine Designs collection of embossing folders.

For this layout I used the very fun and masculine Uber embossing folder.  To achieve this effect I applied various Distress Inks to white cardstock and then embossed.  As a finishing touch I hit the high spots *direct to paper* to emphasize the embossing a bit more.  Very fun as each one turns out so very different!
This embossing folder is called Turkish Delight and though not holiday in theme, it went that direction with this one.  I embossed some designer paper and then sanded for this effect.
And here is one more card featuring the Exotic embossing folder.  I believe on this one I ran some white cardstock through my Xyron sticker machine and then embossed it before covering it with some copper glitter.

I have a pile more of projects using these fun embossing folders coming soon!  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tooth Fairy Tin!

It's my day to post other than stamping for MarkerPop....but since I basically only share my stamping life on my will get a cute little tooth fairy tin to look at!  My daughter is at the stage of losing her teeth!

This is an altoid sized tin which I left silver. I embellished the tin with a bit of ribbon and gems.  The papers are from a Basic Grey pad and the image is an older Bella which I colored with Copic markers. There are some darling Mo Manning images in the store that would work in her place. I added some glitter for a fun fairy dust touch.

This tin could be a tooth fairy tin....or just a little trinket tin for a little girl. There is also a loop at the top, so it could be hung. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

MarkerPop and CC Designs Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + All That Scraps Blog Hop!!!


MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more! 
All That Scraps is the home of C.C. Designs stamps which we all know and love! 

Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using the new C.C. Designs release along with some of our favorite coloring tools from If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!
Here is my little card featuring Lucy...she is popped up on a faux and real hand embroidered background.  There is a bit of glitter embossed acetate for a fun touch.  The card opens upwards and will fit in a square envelope.

Stamps:  CC Designs Butterfly Labels, Beautiful Lucy
Papers:  My Mind's Eye's Collectable Unforgettable 6x6 pad

 Copic Markers:  E11, E02, E00, Y32, R81, R83, R85, BG13, BG11, YR23, E55, YR24.

Now, onto the giveaways!  We have a couple awesome prizes up for grabs! 

PRIZE #1 - SPONSORED BY ALL THAT SCRAPS: The adorable new C.C. Designs - Swiss Pixie Beautiful Lucy Rubber Stamp AND the C.C. Designs Butterfly Labels Stamp Set  

PRIZE #2 - SPONSORED BY MARKERPOP!: The new C.C. Designs - Swiss Pixie Fairy Abigail   Rubber Stamp

HOW TO WIN: Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post.  TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left.  The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!

Hop will run through Sunday, March 31st at 11:59pm EST.  Blog Hop winners will be announced Monday, April 1st!

Happy Hopping!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

BlueBell Bunny Bundle!


Happy Weekend! Michelle here with an *Anything But A Card* post for MarkerPop.

Today I did a bit of recycling and used a linen bag that some pretty soap came in to create a little goodie bag for a birthday treat. My project is a simple belly band to decorate the bag. mp 

Supplies used in this project:
I used the Art Anthology gel paint with my finger and I rubbed it over my birthday banner. I found that it allowed me to sculpt waves into my banner and it dried nice and firm. The ribbon is sandwiched between my designer paper and the mat base. A bit of faux stitching and distressing makes it look right at home! mp 

I added some Washi Tape *candles* and added a few enamel dots for a whimiscal *flame!* Hope this sweet little project put a touch of Spring in your day! Do you gussy up your gifts?! The little touches are such fun! 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Draw Me A Daydream Debut at McMahon Five Designs!

Today there are TWO new designers debuting their designs at McMahon Five is Kris who has some beautiful images under Imagine That and papers to offer under Bella's Beauties.    ....and the other is my  very own little brother!

Never in a bazillion years would I have guessed that he'd let me share his doodles with the stamping world...but he did and I'm so happy...they are adorable and soooo much fun to color! You can find his images under Draw Me A Daydream AND....he has a BLOG!  I will be posting over there each release all of the samples that the design team if you like a set, keep checking back as I will be making one post per set and will keep updating them!

This week we are releasing three sets.  The first one is Pa's Paper and here are 3 cards using the set:

Each set will come with one image that is pre-colored by ME!  I have colored each image with Copic Markers to give you a bit of inspiration...or a quick image to grab if you need a card in a hurry!

This one is actually made from the original sketch...but it still is sweet and can be easily made with the set.
Papers are from Simple Stories' Documented collection.
This final card for Pa's Papers uses the black and white image which I colored with Copic markers as well.
Papers are from my scrap bin...and perfect since there is text on the circles!

The next set is called Lil Monster and I have three samples for that set as well:

 This image is the pre-colored image offered in the set. 
 This image I did up with a different color scheme for my son's birthday.
And the final card for this set I paired up with some tags from a DCWV collection I had in my stash.

The final set we are releasing this week is called Hoppy Easter.

This little sweetie I paired up with MY 11102SC Fabulous Flowers set with Inky Antics (the fun easter grass fringe along the top) to make a fun springy card!

Be sure to stop over to the McMahon Five Designs Blog to check out the other new sets and cards by the design team! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

From The Heart Stamps Birthday Card Set

Today I have a set of cards for you using 3 images from From The Heart Stamps and the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. 
I kept the cards simple, matted white on white...but how fun are these?!  Clean and Simple in all it's glory...letting the image take the front row seat!

Images used Designed2Delight:
*Fresh Cut
*Autumn Flower Jar
*Loving Thoughts Bouquet

Friday, March 15, 2013

From The Hearts Stamps Card Trio!

Happy Thursday!  Today I'm sharing some cards using images from From The Heart Stamps (formerly Designed2Delight).  I spent some time on a recent vacation coloring images....and now the cards are quick and easy to pop together!

This is another card using the Cupcake Lineup image set.  It has been colored with Copic Markers.  Ribbon is from May Arts I think and the sequins were in my stash...I'll be using more of those now that I remembered I had them!  Paper is from my scrap bin.  I'm not sure the set of the sentiment, but it also from From The Hearts Stamps.
The second card uses the Fresh Cut image colored with Copic Markers and accented with Spica Glitter Pens.

Designer paper is from a JoAnn's pad, and the embosses strip is double embosses with Cuttlebug embossing folders.  It is a great subtle detail!

My final card is a birthday card featuring the Cupcake Lineup image.  A touch of faux stitching, distressing and foam tape make the image pop on this fun birthday embossing folder!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Couture Creations - Royal Creations

Today I have some cards using Couture Creations embossing folder Royal.  This folder is available at CropStop! 

For this first card I inked up a piece of glossy cardstock with alcohol ink and then embossed it.  I hit the embossed areas with a sanding block to highlight the image.  The flowers/leaves and roses are from Prima, the rose button in the center was from my stash.
The card below was done in a similar fashion.  I embossed a piece of coated cardstock and then sanded the embossing.  Embellishments on this card include Candi Dot Embellishments and a mishmash of flowers.

If you haven't taken a peek should...these embossing folders are great!  I'll be sharing more samples in the days to come!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bella Sending Love To You!

 Hello! Michelle here for MarkerPop today with a sweet little image from Wild Rose Studio! 

Bella with Bouquet comes with this adorable sentiment! I matched it up with some Copic Markers: E49, E44, E43, E42, YG17, YG03, T4, T2, W1, BG72, BG10, V25, R85, R83, R81.

Papers are from My Mind's Eye's Collectable "Memorable" collection. 

A bit of faux stitching, distressing and Washi Tape are a fun touch!

 Hope your week is humming right along!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cupcake Lineup!

I have a Fat Free image set for you today from From The Heart Stamps called the Cupcake Lineup!
It comes with a few fun sentiments!

I colored the image with Copic Markers and paired it up with papers from Simple Stories' Fabulous collection.  Washi Tape, Candi Dots and a bit of faux stitching and distressing finish my card.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sweet Pea!

I have a couple of baby cards to share with you today featuring images from McMahon Five Designs.
This set is from Shawne Arnold's Studio 313 Collection and is called Peas and Thank You!  

I made a collage style card for my first card.  The punch is from Martha Stewart.  The top shaped layers are traced from some Making Memories packaging and distressed.  The designer paper is from Heidi Grace.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and then cut it out leaving a small white border.  I popped the image up on foam tape for added dimension.
This card features the same image.  I used Candi Dot Embellishments on the card along with an embossed Cuttlebug circle and papers from a JoAnn package I think.  Distressing and foam tape finish my Clean And Simple baby card!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wee Miss Ruby!

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I have spring on my mind....and I have a post for MarkerPOP featuring Whimsy Stamps' Wee Ruby here to share some springy inspiration!

I have two cards to share with you today with this adorable image!! For my first card I matched her up with Simple Stories' Fabulous 6x6 Collection and dressed her up with Copic Markers: E00, E02, E27, E25, E35, YR23, YR16, Y38, Y21, YG17, YG03, G20, RV55, RV52.

It's always amazing to me what a change of designer papers and colors does for an image! For my second card I used My Mind's Eye's Sweetest Thing's Lavender Collection. I dressed her up with Copic Markers once again: B97, B95, B93, E43, E42, YG17, YG03, E49, E47, R37, RV14, RV13, YR24, Y32, E35. I finished the card up with a touch of faux stitching and seam binding. Which Whimsy stamp is your favorite?! I'll be honest....I have a hard time deciding...they are soooooo stinkin' cute!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Easter Strawberries

Today's creation is a new digital image set from McMahon Five Designs called Easter Strawberries.

I colored the image with Copic Markers:  R29, R27, RV52, RV42, RV02, E29, E27, E25, YG25, YG17, YR27, YR04, B45, B41.

I paired up the images with bits and pieces from my desk...punched pieces never go to waste around here!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Humble Anneke

Here is another sweet image from From The Heart Stamps called Humble Anneke, and a sweet little heart from the Angel Caroline set  that I used for a fun embellishment.

I haven't mentioned it here yet...but if you like sketch challenges...there is one hosted on the Delightful Inspiration blog.  EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to Use it as a discount, or save them up to earn a free stamp!  Faith will have a new sketch for you next week. Linky will close on Sunday at 10PM EST. Join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to see sneak peeks of the next sketch.

I colored the image with Copic Markers:  110, W7, W5, W3, G24, G21, E00, E02, BG49, BG45, T4, T2, BG75, BG72, R37, R35, R32.

I embellished the card with paper embroidery, a piece of vintage lace and some metallic nailheads.  My Mind's Eye's Unforgettable collection.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Love Song....

I spent my time away coloring up a storm...and today I have a card featuring some sets from From The Heart Stamps. 

My card uses Love Song and Lil Birdie sets.  I colored the image with Copic Markers:  E47, E44, YG17, YG25, R27, R24, R22, R21, B02, B01, YR27, YR21.

Papers are from Echo Park's This & That's Graceful Collection.  The background is a Cuttlebugged heart design that I colored with ColorBox Chalk Ink Pads in Rouge and Tangerine.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hibiscus Birthday Wishes

Happy Monday!  It's time to share another Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps creation.  This card uses GG0029 Hibiscus and BB0024 Hope Your Day.

I paired the images with some WeRMemoryKeepers papers from the Sunsplashed collection.  I colored the images with Copic Markers:  E55, E37, YR68, YR04, Y38, YG25, YG17, R39, R37, R35, BG10.  A few sparkly stickers are the only embellishment other than some faux stitching and distressing.

Pop on by the Prickley Pear Blog to see some more inspiration!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful!

Today I'm featuring the beautiful Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful image from McMahon Five Designs.  This image was released while I was you can check out some other beautiful samples on the McMahon Five Designs Blog!

This image is so fun to color!  I printed my image out on some lightly patterned paper and then colored them with Copic Markers.  A bit of faux stitching and distressing for a Clean And Simple Card!!
I did another with a slightly different color scheme and added some linen thread. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013


Hello there!  That was a bit of a planned/unplanned blog break....but all is well and I'll be posting again regularly. 

Today I have a card featuring Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps image KK0023 Cardinals and Birch Trees and the Hello from CLR002A Hibiscus 2 Clearly Beautiful Stamp Set. 

I stamped the image and then frame it with a Spellbinders Labels 2 Die.  I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks. 

Image is colored with Copic Markers:  E44, E43, E42, YR26, Y38, R56, R59, YG93.  I used papers from Simple Stories' Documented Collection, a bit of Linen Thread and some birch bark rolls my kids picked up in our yard.