Thursday, May 21, 2015

I Like....


Today is often referred to as Throwback Thursday, so as a salute to that, my card today is not a throwback card, but the subject is definitely from another decade - welcome to Throwback Thursday 80's style.  

 
This sweet image is Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl Farrah Loves Flashdance available here.  I colored the image with Copic Sketch Markers, added Judikins Diamond Glaze to her bubble, Wink of Stella silver accents on the stereo, and randomly drew lines around the entire image with a Sakura Clear Star pen.  After cutting the image and surrounding mat with a Spellbinder die, the image was then mounted on older Fancy Pants paper.  The musical notes were cut with Memory Box dies, and the sentiment is included with the image.
 
Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E000
Cheeks - R20
Gloves, Leggings, Bow - YG93, YG95, YG97
Top, Leg Warmers - RV00, RV02, RV04
Hair - Y13, Y15, YR21, E23
Bubblegum, Skirt, shoes - B12, B14, B16
Stereo - C2, C4, C8
Ground - C2
Background Shadow - B0000


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Casey


Have you ever purchased an image, then when you get home you were not sure why?  This image is one of those, but when I finished coloring and putting it all together it has quickly become one of the favorites.   So welcome Casey to my post for One Crazy Stamper.
 

 
This gorgeous image is Casey from Saturated Canary.  I colored her with Copics to match the gorgeous paper from Kaisercraft, then paired it all with denim and burlap ribbon, and some older Prima flowers with micro bead centers.  Hand drawn stitches finish off the card front.
 
Card Recipe
Shirt - B91, B93, B95
Skin - E11, E01, E11, E21
Hair - E30, E31, E34, E35
Stripe in Hair - BV00, BV01, BV04
Lips - RV32, RV34



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Something Wicked


Thursday is here again which means it's time for me to post a project for One Crazy Stamper.
 
My card today features another gorgeous image from Little Darlings Saturated Canary line of stamps, and is entitled Gothica.  I colored her with Copics, then matted her on a card front that features older designer paper from my stash.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

 
Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E21, E04
Eyes - YG93, YG95, YG99
Top & Ribbon - YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Hair - B41, B45, T7, T10
Skirt - YG93, YG95, YG99, T7, T10
Dots for Background - YR21, YG91, B000
 
Please check out the rest of the design teams wonderful creations this month, and be sure it join in the challenge for your chance to win a great prize package.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Painted Greeting

Time for a break from studying, plus I just finished writing the sixth quiz for the online Medical Terminology class that I am attempting, so what better way to relax then to post a recent card that I made. 
 
This great image is from Lili of the Valley and is entitled A Lick of Paint.
I have colored it with Copics to match the designer paper, then cut and matted it with a Spellbinder die.  The ribbon and buttons are from my stash, and the Happy Birthday saying is also a die from Spellbinders.



Have a great day!!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sparkle


Wow, May is here already!  We are experiencing a really beautiful and early warm spring here is southern Alberta - plants are already poking there buds out of the ground and trees are sprouting new leaves everyday - loving it!!!
 
It's time again to usher in a new month with the new challenge at One Crazy Stamper, and we are once again asking folks to show us their Anything Goes projects ( just make sure you use a stamped image as digital images are not allowed ).  There is a great prize awaiting the winner of the monthly challenge.  For all the details just click here.
 


This adorable image is Play Time from Little Darlings Saturated Canary line of stamps.  After stamping the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored her up with Copics.  The ruffles on her skirt received highlights of shimmer with a Sakura Stardust pen, then I cut the image out with a Spellbinder die.  The card base was created with several sizes of Spellbinders, the edges of all the layers was inked with a Ranger Walnut Stain Distress ink pad, and the sentiment is from my stash.
 
Card Recipe
Skin - E000, E00, E02
Cheeks - R20
Eyes - B00, B02
Dress - R22, R24, R27, R29
Balls - B00, B02, B05
Balls & Boots - YG91, YG93, YG95
Bear, Dots, Hearts, Top of Boots - R11, R12, R14
Book, Bear tummy & snout - YG0000, YG01, YG03
Hair - E23, E25, E27, E29
Ground - E30


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Weekend Warrior

I have a card to share with you today as well as a quick tutorial, but first the card!
 

This would be a great card for the special man in your life, whether it be for a birthday, anniversary or Father's Day.  The image and sentiment are from the Art Impressions Weekend Warrior set that I have colored with Copics, then mounted it on dp from My Mind's Eye.  The ribbon and brads are from my stash.
 
Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E13
Shirt/Hat - BG72, BG75, BG78
Pants/Hat - B21, B23, B24, B26
Gloves/Belt - Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Mask, Belt, Tools - W4, W7, W10
Drill - R24, R29, R39
Shadow under hat - C2
Ground - C2
Hat, Boots, Hammer Handle - E21, E23, E25
Background - YG61
 
Now here's my tutorial and it's for everyone out there who is tried of nozzles on adhesive bottles always being plugged.  All you need to fix the problem is some baby bottle nipples and a small piece of double sided foam tape.  What?!!!

Purchase baby bottle nipples that are silicone ( because the liquid will not stick to it ), will fit small bottles ( not the large size ), and are for 0+months in size.  My first attempt at buying the bottle nipples was wrong, so learn from my mistake and don't buy the brand Nuby Veri Flo Non-Drip kind - they have the wrong tip.  The Gerber brand pictured above is great!


 
After removing the original lid and cleaning off any old remnants of glue from around the neck of the bottle, tightly wrap one ( or two layers - this will depend of the width of the neck of the bottle - experiment and you will soon figure it out ) of the foam tape around the neck, then press it firmly around the neck.  Next stretch the baby bottle nipple over the tape until it is well seated around the rim, and then press firmly around the neck, sealing the bond between the nipple and the foam tape.
 
 
Now you are ready to use your new and improved bottle of adhesive with no plugs.
 
 
The other benefit is that you will be able to do thin lines of adhesive, or with more pressure you can thicken the lines.
Once you are done using the bottle just make sure to leave a small drop of the adhesive on the very tip of the bottle, which will dry and seal the hole.
 
 
The next time you need to use the bottle just flick off the dried adhesive on the tip and proceed to use.

 
 
So easy to do and you will love the result! 
 
 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Bestest Birthday Ever


Woo Hoo, Thursday has rolled around again which means it's my turn to showcase a project for One Crazy Stamper, and I have another adorable Petunia image today!!

 
Say hello to Petunia Has a Party from Stamping Bella!  I have colored the image with my trusty Copic sketch markers, then added sparkle with a Sakura Clear Star pen, and white dots around the image with a Sakura white Glaze pen.  After cutting and matting the image with a Spellbinder die, and inking the edges with either Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet or Wild Honey distress inks, I then mounted it on the card front which features Authentique dp.  The sentiment is included with the image and finished off the card perfectly. 
 
Card Recipe
Petunia - E01, E11, E21, E97
Chicks - YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27 Beaks - E18
Bow/Hats - B32, B35, B37
Ground - W3, W6, W9