Saturday, July 28, 2012

SFYTT July 2012 Revisited

I was inspired to use the camera and filmstrip for this monthly challenge. I am happy with how it turned out. I ink MFT's Little Shutterbug with Memento ink and stamped the image on neenah solar white. She is paperpieced and colored with copics. The DP is from echo park and called Happy Days. I also used SU cs: black and River Rock. The camera circles are cut from nesties and raised with a "wobble." The crystal "flash" is colored with copic marker R29. The camera and filmsrip are from MFT. Fishtail flags are used inside and the small circle is from the camera die.

I used some of the same markers for this card as for my other sketch 82 entry: Her skin is from E50, E00, E11, R20 and R00. Her hair is E13, E15, E39 and E59. Her hair clip is spica glitter pen in red.  Her camera is C1, C3, C5 and C7.  She is outlined in BG70.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Welcome Tilda

Thanks for taking a look at my first time inking up a Magnolia Stamp. This image is Princess Welcome Tilda. I used the MFTWSC82 again and the same DP: BoBunny Little Miss. Cardstock is SU: River Rock and Artichoke and retired Gauva. Images are stamped with Memento on neenah solar white.  Dies used are MFT's fishtail flags, mini tabs,  and rolled royal rose. Inside I used a retired SU heart punch. The sentiments come from the MFT set: Love You With All My Heart and PI All Occasion Sentiments. Dazzling Details (glitter stickles from SU) is added to the tips of the flower petals.

Most of the copics are the same at my first sketch 82. (I liked these combinations and they were all on my worktable!) Her skin is E000, E00, E01, E02, R20 and R00. Her hair is Y21, YR23, E35. Her crown is Y15, YR23 and YR24. Her lace is E40 and E41. The pink is from RV21, RV23, and RV25. The peach is from YR61, R20, R02 and R22.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


It's Wednesday again - was busy today and almost forgot it was time for a new challenge. Squeezed some coloring in after taking my DH to the eye doctor and before the next round of company arrived.
Isn't she too cute? This is MFT's "Heart Stripes" that I bought on my last trip to the shop and I used some new BoBunny paper: "Little Miss" that I picked up at Deb's shop yesterday. I had fun; it's not my usual color combinations. The cs is neenah and SU: Chocolate Chip. The ink is Memento. MFT dies are used: Fishtail and Mini Tabs.

I used the following copics to color her skin: E000, E00, E01 and R20. Her hair is E13 and Y21 (over all), E35 and E37. The pink in her outfit is from RV21, RV23 and RV25. The greens are YG03, YG25, and YG63. Her peach jumper is YR61, R20, R02 and a touch of R22. She is outlined in E50. The grass and gound is G40 over Y28 with YG93 and YG95 for grass.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gone Surfing Again

Deb and I chose this stamp for an upcoming class to teach basic blending, and coloring skin and hair with copics. She is stamped on white neenah with Memento's Tuxedo Black. The dp is from Authentique: Fresh and the CS is SU Real Red, Sahara Sand and Saffron.

The Sun is an older Sizzix original die. The sun has been blended with Distress Ink: Old Paper. The inside of the sun is covered with Stickles Distress: Scattered Straw. Several MFT dies are used: the wave and wonky borders and the image is stamped on the new rounded banner.

The copics used for her skin are E50, E00, E11 and R20. Her blond hair is Y21, YR23, and E33. Her Suit is from R22, R24, R27 and B91, BG32, B93. The board shadow and ground is W1 and 0. The background shadow is BG70 and 0

Nurses are Angels

Made for a friend who starting a new job. I used the MFTWSC81 sketch layout for this card. The stamped images are "Get Well Wishes" by There She Goes Clear Stamps. The DP is MME Lost and Found: Blush. CS includes neenah, SU: Blush and Burgundy. Inks include memento black, and distress inks: velvet and old paper. The edges of all paper are blended with Distress Old Paper.
The rose is fiber dyed with distress stain: mahogany. Dies are MFT: Royal Leaves, Doily border and Fish Tail Flags.

Her skin is colored with E50, E00 and E11 along with R20 and R00. Her hair is E34, E25 and E57. Her shoes and hat are E40, E41, E42 and 0. The background outline is in W1 and 0. The ground is E34, E42, E41 and 0. Her top is R81, R83 and R85 and her pants and the leaves are Goo, G82 and G24.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Loralie Mermaid

My sister left this morning and I decided to take some time to ink up a Loralie stamp that I haven't used yet; I really like the way she turned out. She is stamped on neenah with black memento, colored with copics and fussy cut. (I cut through her arm at the top of her glove to reach inside that area.)  The dp is imaginisce and the cs is SU: Razzleberry and Melon. I used MFT die: mini scallop border and wave. The sentiment inside is a retired SU stamp as are the pearls.
Her skin is colored with E50, E00, E11, R20 and R00. Her hair is E33, E35, E37. Her lips are RV63 and RV66. Her eyelids are E21 and spica "Sand." Her eyes are E25 and C9 with a dot of Sharpie white poster paint. Her gloves are E40, E41 and 0. Her top and tail are RV21, RV23 and RV25. Her bottom is with RV63, RV55 and RV66. The pearls were whitened with 0.

Friday, July 20, 2012


I am so excited. I just applied to take two copic certification classes beging offered in Orlando this September. Keep your fingers crossed that my applications will be accepted.

 I didn't color for this week's MFT challenge. The cs is from SU: crumb, vanilla and expresso. The dp is from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found:" Breeze." I inked up an image from MFT and called "Just My Type." The image is stamped and edges are blended with distress ink: "Vintage Photo;" then clear embossed and cut with the matching MFT typewrite die. The sentiments are popped up at the top with dimensionls. Other dies that are used from MFT are the large scallop border and Fish Tail Flags. The edge of the card is cut with a HOltz On - the - Edge die: " File Tabs." The brad is from my stash and the pearls and seam binding ribbon is from SU: "Baja."

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CAS Christmas

Completed my next set of Christmas cards and met the Stamp Club challenge with this card:

The cardstock is from Marco's Paper -  a cream shimmer - that I bought on sale at Stamp Fest in February

The "joy" is cut using MFT lowercase alphabet dies. I measured and then taped the back of the dies to a piece of acetate so that they would be even when cutting. All I had to do was line up the side and bottom of the acetate with the edge of the card, placing the cutting side down, to get straight cuts each time.  I would suggest making the piece of acetate the size of the card front (there is a slight impression at the edge of the piece).

The holly is SU old olive cs that was cut with  a McGill punch. The holly punch out was colored with distress stain, then covered with glossy accents and glitter to create an epoxy-look sticker. The bling was from Michaels.
Inside, I used MFT fish tail flags to cut dp from Authentique "Festive". The sentiment is from Penny Black called "Joy - Hope" and is stamped in SU ink: old olive.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Charm Swap Update

Earlier this month I shared my July "Heritage" swaps before I sent them on to Anita for mailing. I have received some of this month's creations and am waiting on the Palm Coast group. Check out my Charm Swaps page (scroll down under July) for updates as the remainder arrive. This beauty is from Tobi; it is her last month joining the swap and I am going to miss her beautiful work.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stamp Camp projects

 I had a lovely day yesterday with the group from Edgewater. We completed several stamping projects. First was a flip book like the one we did at MFT. The cardstock is from SU. The ink is memento black. The dp is a pad from my stash. The dies are MFT: camera, notched border, flower trio. The tag stamp and die are Memory box: index card. The heart and corner punch is SU.

We decided this would be a great Christmas card. I am using this one book for my sister; she is visiting next weekend and I will fill with pictures from our weekend.

We made this card using SU products. The square lattice embossing folder is used. Inks are gumball and raspberry ripple. The stitched ribbon is also raspberry. The stamp sets are "Fabulous Phrases" for the verse; "Flowering Flourishes" for the greenery and "Mixed Bunch" for the flower used with the matching Blossom punch.

Next were some treat containers. This first treat uses a SU die - Scalloped Envelope cut twice and trimmed to 1/2 inch on the bottom flap - and retired paper and Triple Treat stamp. Limeade, pumpkin and turquoise are the inks. Fancy Flower and a retired five petal punch were used along with lots of dimensionals.

Halloween was next with the Wicked Cool stamp set, olive and plum cs. The panel was made using the two tags die. Inside is an open box that fits 4 nuggets. They are stamped using Holiday Wraps, a retired set. Black and plum inks were used. Some black SU lace and 1/4" ribbon finish the treat.

For the last treat, I used an idea from Anita. The verse is computer generated and punch with an oval. The SU red cs is stamped in cherry cobbler using a Holtz background stamp. The hammer is a MFT die cut from SU glitter paper (it is awesome-absolutely the best glitter paper I have used and it comes in silver and red - champagne is being released in August).

We also made this calendar card that someone from the St A Stamp Club brought for show and tell. The 2013 calender was printed from and printed at 75%. The cardstock is SU: black and sahara along with cherry cobbler, primrose, mustard, and marina. The seasons are computer generated and punch from two SU punches. These images are retired SU stamps and colored with markers but there are many images you can substitute. Deb even used photos - she is making a dozen for Christmas card presents. I used a MFT die to cut out the image. SU has a great new die that works well too.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I went to Heather Ellis's website and after a bit of confusion and then quickly receiving a clarifying  email from her; I ordered three new digi images of her Pure Innocence line. You can find digi images at her etsy shop.  Here is the mermaid image 038 that I printed on white neenah for this week's challenge. The dp is from Authentique and the "Fresh" collection. The cardstock is SU: crumb and red; as are the pearls and dimensionals. There is a touch of glossy accents on the starfish in her hair. The sentiments are from MFT and stamped in Memento. The dies are MFT wave border and sentiment strips; the shell is an older one from Sizzix.

She is colored in copics. Her skin is E21, E11 and R02. Her hair is E43, E57 and E47. Her outfit is R14, R24, R27 and B91, BG45, B93, BG72 and W3. The shell in her hand is E42, BV00 and R02.

Sanp Bags

I have been on a sewing binge. I borrowed Anita's pattern for the snap bags that she made all of us for Christmas to make a bag for my sister who is coming to visit next weekend; I have some special tea and beaded some dangling earrings for her. I found the perfect fabric for her with frogs on it when we were on our road trip last weekend. After time spent cleaning off my sewing table, it came out real cute and went together very quicklyand easily. The closure is two pieces from a metal tape measure that just snap shut. These bags are about 9" wide at the top and 6"x4" at the bottom.

 In fact, this bag went together so well that I decided to make more; I have plenty of fabric in my stash and managed to cut the pieces for eight more bags. After a quick trip to the store for more batting and interfacing I went into some assembly line sewing. I made the first four on Sunday and decided to give them to some of my staff at school as a thank you for all they do; I delivered them today with some snacks inside.
The next four are going to be put aside for Christmas presents. These make such great gifts; I love the one that Anita made for me and use it to store my Zentangle supplies. I intend to make another bag for myself to hold tape and scissors and such for when I take classes.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Found a new challenge to try - it's a monthly challenge that you can find here. Different companies sponsor the challenge and this month it's MFT. I needed a birthday card and so here is my creation. Birthday Girl is a new release this month. She is stamped on neenah using Memento ink. The ribbon and cardstock are from SU: melon mambo and pool party. The dp is from lilybeedesign and called "Victorian Park." Several dies were used: the circles and scalloped circles are nesties; MFT dies include hexagons and sentiment strips. She is paperpieced and colored with copics.

Her skin is E000, E00, E01 and R20, R00. Hair is E41, E42, and E55. The balloon is shadowed in R81 and her dress in BG10. The background shadow is BG70.

I am thinking that she needs some bling - maybe some tiny pearls along the seam of her dress.