Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oh Alice Challenge #1

I'm so excited about the new Oh, Alice! challenge blog! I've been a fan of all things Alice since I was very young.:) This week's theme was "Alice Gets Glam: Inspiration Challenge" And here's my card...

This picture shows the sparkles on the snail shell...

And this picture shows the different aspects of the card itself better...

The floral paper is from The Paper Studio. Cardstock from DCWV. The two mushroom digis to the sides and the sentiment are from Sassy Studio Designs. The other digi is "Tilly on a Mushroom" from Digital Doodling. I used colored pencils on all of them. Stardust Stickles on the snail shell.

Hope you like it! It was a lot of fun to make.:)


At a Snail's Pace

Yes, that title does apply to me at times.;) But today it just applies to the cute snails on my card and my daughter's card.

We used scraps for our cards today. I think most of it is DCWV stuff. The super cute snail digi is from Prairie Fairy Digital Stamps. I used colored pencils on mine.


Prairie Fairy Fridays Week 7 - Buttons & Brads

The Pink Elephant Challenge 55 Sketch Challenge

Thanks for looking!:)


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sassy Rock N' Roller

Dare to be Sassy Thursdays has an awesome theme challenge going on right now. The challenge is to make a project that answers the question, are you a little bit country, or, a little bit rock n' roll? Fun!

This wasn't a hard question for me to answer.;)

Here you can see the sentiment a little better, and the ribbon I put inside...

And my little girl made a card, too.:)

My cardstock is Bazzill Basics, my paper from The Paper Studio. My daughter's cardstock is from DCWV. We both used Sock Hop Sweetheart from Sassy Studio Designs. I used colored pencils, she used Prismacolor markers.

Thanks for looking!:)


Farm Fresh Color Challenge

I had a great time making this card for the Farm Fresh Color Challenge. The colors to use are "Chocolate, Kraft, and Guava". I like these colors together! Here's what I came up with...

I used the Dressy Joyce digi from The Greeting Farm. I used colored pencils on her. The sentiment stamp is from StampInsanity. Paper from The Paper Studio.

Thanks for looking!:)


Monday, February 22, 2010

The Green Fairy(WFWC #2)

The Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge from this past Wednesday was to "Think Green". I used the color green as my main focus, but I also used some scraps for this project, so, that works for the whole recycling thing, too, right?;)

Anyway, here's my card...

I used colored pencils to color Heart Fairy Daisy, and Stardust Stickles on the hearts. Paper from The Paper Studio. Cardstock from Bazzill Basics. It's hard to see in the pictures, but I used some foam tape to make the flower and the sentiment raised.

Hope you like it! I really like Heart Fairy Daisy.:)


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fun at the Beach

I'm multitasking again! I'm actually really tickled with how this card turned out. I think it would make a cute kids card.:) What do you think?

Challenges -

The Pink Elephant Challenge #54-Ribbon

Die Cuts R Us Challenge 26-No Designer Papers

2 Cute Rubber Stamps 1st Challenge

The Happy Crabby digi is from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, it can be downloaded from this page. Isn't he the cutest? I love him!

I tore the Bazzill Basics cardstock to look like waves, then used some white ink on the edges. I made the little fish and octopus out of red ribbon and black brads, using a white gel pen to make the eyes. The digi was colored with Prismacolor and Copic markers.

Thanks for looking! Hope you like it.:)


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TTIC #60 The Final Challenge

So, here it is. My final project for a Twilight Tuesday challenge. I'm sad to see the challenges stop, but with all of the stamps and digis I have that are Twilight themed I'm sure you'll see more Twilight projects from me from time to time in the future.;) Here's the final challenge:

"Our challenge theme???? ”Love of books, the printed words on a page” since that is what brought us all together.

Creative portion: Create a project that uses printed text: a page from a magazine, book, dictionary, etc. within your project, as the background or focal point.

Comment Portion: I love to read the newspaper online but nothing beats a printed newspaper on Sunday mornings. And no matter how hard I try, I can’t abandon books (hardcover, softcover, or paperback) to a digital reader. Are you totally digital or do you prefer a good old fashioned printed page in your hands?”

Here's my card...

And a better look at the special couple...(click on any image to see it larger)

Cardstock Bazzill Basics. Apple paper from Paper Pizazz. Stamp and Digi Stamp from The Greeting Farm. Copics and one Prismacolor marker were used to color the stamps.(Thank you, Jen, for the Edward hair tutorial!!) Stardust Stickles on "Bella's" eyeshadow and button. The paper with the words printed on it was from a journal of mine, I just tore out a page for this.

I decided to use a bunch of quotes that I enjoy from Bella and Edward as the printed background. The little flowers have some of the quotes printed on them, too. I could have filled pages with the quotes I enjoy from the books, but I had to limit myself to just a few here.:)

As for the comment portion...I prefer a real book to digital books. I like the feeling of holding a book in my hands. I like the smell of the paper and ink. I feel more connected to the story and characters when it's an actual physical book. I will occasionally read a short story on the computer, but I have trouble focusing on the screen without it drying out my eyes. I don't mind an audio book from time to time, but I tend to let my mind wander when someone else is reading.

Thank you so much for visiting!



The Wild Flower Patch has a weekly challenge now! I'm running a bit behind for this. This past week's challenge is a sketch challenge. So, here's what I came up with...

Paper from Creative Memories. Cardstock from Bazzill Basics. Dressy Ebony digi from The Greeting Farm. Sentiment stamp from Fiskars. Various colored pencils.

I think this sketch is really cute! I had a lot of fun making the little ribbon flowers/bows.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, February 15, 2010

TTSC #20

I made this card for Twilight Tuesday's final sketch challenge. I've had so much fun playing along with them these past few months. I'd like to say a huge "Thank you!" to Tonya and the rest of the DT ladies for making me feel so welcome every week with the challenges, and for all of the super sweet comments they've left for me. You girls are awesome and I hope I get to play alongside you again in the future.:)

So, I bought this paper back when I first started participating with the weekly challenges. I always thought I'd use it for something involving Carlisle because the leather-look paper and the subtle diamond-print both made me think of something you'd see in a guy's study. I colored this digi a while back and then kind of forgot about it, so, I decided to get it out for this card.

I'm showing you two different pictures so that you can get the full effect of the Stickles.:)

Digi stamp from The Greeting Farm. Sentiment stamp from Artful Inkables. Paper from Paper Pizazz. "Carlisle" was colored using colored pencils and an E00 Copic Sketch. Stardust Stickles were applied to his skin to make him sparkle.

Thanks so much for looking!


InStyle Stamps Free Digi

In case you haven't heard yet, InStyle Stamps is generously offering a free digi stamp right now. There are two to choose from, and they are so cute! Check out the InStyle Stamps Blog for details. I'm so excited!:)


Thursday, February 11, 2010

TTCC #4 - Jacob's Colors

OK, so, for the final color challenge at Twilight Tuesday the super-amazing Alison chose Jacob's colors - Russet, Black, and Olive.(Yes, I'm trying really hard to not be a big baby and sit and cry over the fact that there won't be any more of these challenges, but it's difficult) Jacob was one of my very favorite characters in the books, so, I always like projects involving him. I never have been a Team Edward, or, Team Jacob person. I have plenty of love to go around to both of them...and Jasper.;)

Here's my Jacob card...

I'm trying to get better at blending with my markers. I didn't have a marker that looked right for Jake's skin, though, so, I used a colored pencil...

The stamp is from Fiskars. I thought it suited Jacob. The digi stamp is from The Greeting Farm.

Hope you like it!:)


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Springing Forward

So I made this card the other day for a friend and I didn't really think about it till it was done, then I realized that it's a very Spring-like card. Apparently the snow and cold are really getting to me right now.:)

And inside...

Paper/Cardstock from DCWV and Bazzill Basics.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TTCC #3 - Bella and Edward's Wedding Flowers

The Twilight Tuesday Color Challenge today was based on the flowers from Bella and Edward's wedding. Isn't that a cool idea? I think so. So, the colors were Lilac, Orange Blossom, and Rose. Pretty!

I decided to make something different today. I used a template for a round box that I found on Piali's blog.(make sure you check out the box she made, it is amazing!)

Here's mine...

For a first try I don't think it turned out too bad.:)

Paper from The Paper Studio-Serendipity.

Hope you like it!


Tom the Chick

So, here's Sabrina's boyfriend, Tom. My daughter names all these, so, I have no control.;) I drew him the same night as Sabrina. I flipped the image, though, so that if someone wanted to use them both for something they could face each other.:)

Feel free to save him, resize him, and use him for projects, or, just for your kids to color. My daughter loves when I get new digi stamps because it means new coloring pages for her.:)

Thanks for looking! And thank you so much for all of your sweet comments, I treasure each of them!


TTSC #19

I've had this done for a little while, but I'm just getting around to posting it now. I've had a cold of some sort this past week and I'm still fighting it. It seems like everyone's sick right now! Ugh. Anyway, I made this card for the Twilight Tuesday Sketch Challenge from last week. I really like this sketch. I decided to use my little "Jasper" digi since I don't seem to use him as much.

The digi stamp is from The Greeting Farm. I used colored pencils on him. Paper is The Paper Studio-Serendipity.

Thanks for looking!:)


Friday, February 5, 2010

My First Attempt at a Digi Stamp

I was just bored, doodling around the other night and drew this little chick. I decided to make her into a digi stamp so that I could use her on a card for a friend, so, since I already made her into the digital image, I thought I'd show her to you. My daughter has told me that the chick's name is Sabrina.(she has this list of names she always pulls from when naming her toys, so, it was going to either be Sabrina, or, Lily):) I'm not wonderful at drawing, but I wanted to share anyway.(and my husband assured me that she was cute and I should share her on my blog) If you like her you can click on her and then right click to save her. Feel free to resize her if you need to. As long as you don't sell the image, or, alter it and claim it as your own, I don't mind you using her for projects, or, challenges.

I'm a little nervous showing her off since I'm not a spectacular artist, but hopefully you'll like her anyway.:)

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

BLHC - Sketch Challenge

I'm getting in here at the very last moment because I tried to do this earlier today and my computer decided to run at the pace of a snail for a few hours. So, Gwen came up with a really cool sketch challenge for this week's Busy Little Hands Challenge.

Here's the layout I made using her sketch...

This is another one of my grandma's pictures that I printed out. She's the one on the left. I love the hats!

The stamp is from Artful Inkables.

Thanks for looking!:)