Friday, June 21, 2013

Hope Your Day is Sun-Sational!

It's flashback week at McMahon Five Designs this week...and the perfect time to post a card I forgot to last week! 

This is Surfer Dude by Draw Me A Daydream, and is so stinkin' cute!  I colored him up in copics...but the set comes with this image pre-colored for you can achieve this look in moments! 

I paired the image up with a basicgrey collection and some paper embroidery. 

Be sure to stop by the McMahon Five Designs Blog as well..  I know there is a card for the FisherFella set as well as some of the other lines up to inspire you!  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

MarkerPOP! and SP and Company - Tina Wenke Collection Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + SP and Company - Tina Wenke Collection Blog Hop!!!

MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more!
SP and Company is the home of cute and fun photopolymer stamps (made in the USA!), die tools, and a color line of buttons, ink and more!

Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the awesome new stamps from the Tina Wenke Collection from SP and Company 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!
Bird With Balloons:
Hedgie with Large Bouquet:
Copic:  E29, E27, YR07, R22, R21, R20, YG17, YG25, G21, G20, B01, B000, B97, B95, B93, B91
We have TWO great prizes up for grabs.  One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from SP and Company!

Prize #1 - Sponsored by SP and Company:  1 Stamp Set and 2 Single Stamps of Winner's Choice all from the SP and Company - Tina Wenke Collection

Prize #2 - Sponsored by MarkerPOP!:  $20 Voucher to the Store

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 Tuesday, June 25th at 11:59pm EST.  Blog Hop winners will be announced Wednesday, June 26th!

Happy Hopping!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Draw Me A DayDream Card Trio!

My posting has been hit and miss lately!  I've been busy creating, but it can't be posted on my blog I will aim to post some stuff that hasn't shown up here yet and get back to more regular posting!

Today I have 3 cards featuring images from the Draw Me A Daydream line with McMahon Five Designs.
The first set features images from the set Popsicle Patty.  Each set from Draw Me A Daydream comes with a fully colored image as well as several sayings.

The second card features images from the Flag Fella set.  Perfect for the fourth of July or birthdays around that date!
And finally, another Popsical Patty card with an alternate saying.

If you haven't yet...pop on over to the McMahon Five Designs was a GINORMOUS release this week...and you can see more samples from these sets and many others! 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Couture Creations - Happiness for CropStop!

Today's post is for CropStop and is in the Make-N-Take format featuring Couture Creations' Happiness Embossing Folder.

White Cardstock: A2 size, scored and folded, 1/2 x 3 inches
Dark Brown Cardstock:  3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches
BasicGrey Basics Kraft Paper Pad sheet: 3 3/4 x 5 inches
Couture Creations' Happiness Embossing Folder
Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings CMS155
Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
May Arts White Crochet Trim 433-14-01 (5 inches)

Sanding Block
Candi Dots:  Ritz (5 white pieces)
Adhesive Gems (12 various pieces)
1/8 Scor-Tape
Foam Tape

1.  Score and fold A2 Cardstock.
2.  Emboss BasicGrey patterned paper with Happiness embossing folder.
3.  Sand embossed area with sanding block to bring out the detailing.
4.  Adhere patterned paper to the dark brown cardstock.
5.  Attach Crochet Trim with Scor-Tape and wrap tails to back of panel.
6.  Attach Dark Brown Panel to card with foam tape to add dimension (and make room for the lace ends on the back of your card)
7.  Attach Candi Dots to largest snowflakes and gems to the remaining ones.
8.  Stamp Peace On Earth on remaining white cardstock piece and trim to banner shape.
9.  Attach sentiment to card with foam tape.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Curly Jean Meets Washi Tape!

It's MarkerPop I'm posting for today and it's 3D Thursday! I decided to go for a tin today....and some Sherri Baldy My-Besties....and some Washi Tape!
The tin I started out with was some packaging I saved in my stash. All silver which just wouldn't do!!
I went with some of the wide washi tape, which I wrapped around the outside and inside of the tin. I lined the bottom of the tin with some fun corrugated cardboard.
I fussy cut my Curly Jean image and popped her up on some foam tape. 
I paired my tape and image up with the Simple Stories Documented collection. I'm happy that I saved this's got new life and is perfect to tuck some little memories in!

 Sherri Baldy My-Besties Curly Jean
Copic Markers
 Simple Stories Documented Collection
Washi Tape

Father's Day Cattails!

Here is a card perfect for Father's Day!

I used the following images from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps:
HH0008 Cattails, FF0114 How Tall, GG0003 Harlequin Cube

I used papers from My Mind's Eye's Indie Chic Citron collection.  I added some beading with embroidery floss.  The beads were from a little bag that came with some clothes....I wonder who actually fixes their beadwork?!  It sure is a fun little bag to craft with! LOL!

Be sure to bop by the Prickley Pear Blog to see more inspiration from the design team!

Monday, June 10, 2013

May All Your Dreams Come True

Happy Monday!  I love the way this card for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps turned out!

I used the HH0002 Stately Zebra image and colored it with Copic Markers:  E43, E42, E41, R20, W5, W3, W1.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye's Indie Chick Citron collection.  I cut out a few of the leaves on the designer paper and accent them with Copic Markers.

Pop on by the Prickley Pear blog to see what the other gals have been up to! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Fred She Said Card Duo~

Happy Friday!  I found some cards in my computer that never got posted using Fred She Said here goes!

This first image is a pre-colored image called Old Truck.  The sentiment is from another the Calla Lilies set.   Papers are from a My Mind's Eye collection.
Here is a cute one using the set Kiss Me Scottie!  It is also a pre-colored image that I paired up with a fun BasicGrey collection.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Big Buck!

Happy Thursday! Here is the next animal on my paper safari; KK0024 Buck!  This image from Prickley Pear is a great one for the fellas!  I paired it up with the BB0001 Belated Birthday image.

I colored the buck with Copic Markers and then applied some blending solution to the image with a terrycloth rag for the appearance of deerhide!

Papers from BasicGrey's Archaic collection and Candi Dots finish my card.  Be sure to stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see who won the CheeryLynn/Prickley Pear event prizes and for more inspiration!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Girly Graduation!

Well...I thought I had posted this cutie already, but it seems I did not!  It's graduation season...and this year I had a few girls to make cards for!  I decided to go girly and pink/black for my cards!

The adorable Glad Grad image is from Draw Me A Daydream at McMahon Five Designs, and is colored up with Copic Markers.  For the hat, I simply used dots of ink from various colors to form my *patterned* hat!  I fussy cut the image and popped it up on foam tape for some dimension.

Papers are from Teresa Collins Journal It pack.  I used different bits and pieces to fit my fun pocket card.
The front panel is simply border punched and folded over, and I added Scor-Tape around the edges to make my pocket on the black panel.  I dressed up a few file tags wrote my message on the pink one and tucked a money pocket on the back side

Be sure to pop by the McMahon Five Designs Blog each week to see the newly released images or the flashback images!  Lots of inspiration each week!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Marker Pop Tuesday Tip - Choosing Color Schemes

Hello! Michelle popping in again with a Tuesday Tip for MarkerPop..and this week I'm sharing how I pick my color schemes for my cards.

I start by selecting a piece of patterned paper that catches my eye. It may not even be a piece that I end up using on my end project. In this case I selected one sheet of paper from a 6x6 pad and based by color scheme from it. You can see I was testing markers as I went...some Copics I know well enough that I don't have to color test, and others I just grab a handful that I think might work and match up my paper to my tests and go from there.
In this case, these were the ones I went with with the exception of the orange/papaya color which I took from an old alcohol marker collection I had. sure to shop your stamp collection for sentiments! My main image and my sentiment are from two different companies, but it stretches your card making varieties if you mix and match!

Supplies: Authentique Delightful Collection Whimsy Bella Sole Special Delivery Wild Rose Studio Bella With Bouquet Copic Markers

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Day Seven of the Prickley Pear/Cheery Lynn Event!

It's the last day of our Prickley Pear and Cheery Lynn event...and I have one more animal to add to my paper safari! 

Today I'm showcasing the HH0102 Tiger image which I colored with Copic Markers:  E03, E23, E35, E33, E31, E43, E42, E41, W5, W3.  Papers are from BasicGrey's Archaic collection.

The Cheery Lynn Dies I am using is B305 Gauze Border, B292 Fanciful Flourish, FRM115 Latice 2.

Be sure to stop by the Prickley Pear blog to see the other inspiration and a link to the Cheery Lynn blog for even more!  Leave comments along the way to increase your chance of winning goodies!  Also, be sure to find us on Pinterest....we are busy adding cards to categories, you can follow the boards of the sets/styles of stamps you like for tons of inspiration!