Monday, February 28, 2011

WOC #18 - Anything Goes

WOW it's hard to believe that it is the end of February already....I can't believe how fast the time is flying by...for me it's a good thing because I sure can't wait to finish up this semester of school....it's definitely a trying semester for me!  I just keep telling myself that I only have 2 1/2 more months left....YIPPPPYYYYY!

Today is another fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge.....this is an easy challenge so I hope you will all play along!  This challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!!!  For this challenge I have decided to take a picture frame that I found on clearance and alter it up!
 I've used the beautiful and oh so sweet Blowing Kisses by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.  She is from the Spring Sampler 2011 Set.  The black stripes have been blitzed up with Silver Stickles.
 Blowing Kisses has been colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen.  I think this cutie pie is so darn adorable!  The flowers on her dress, hair ties, and hearts were all sparklized with Star Dust Stickles.  I then took my Viva Decor Rose Paper Pen and added that to the middle of each flower on the dress....such a wonderful accent this gives!  If you don't have any Viva Decor Pens what are you waiting for?!  These are an absolutely MUST in my book....Susana has the pearls pens, glitter liners, papers pens, gloss pens, and glass effect pens, not to mention MANY OTHER VIVA DECOR products!!!  I {heart} Viva Decor sooooo much!  The effects you get are truly amazing!!!
The fabulous flowers are all from the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts!  The large flowers are made with the Flower Blooms (I used these to also create the flowers that you saw on -->this card<--).  The rest of the arrangement consists of 15mm roses, 10mm roses, hip rosebuds, and 4mm closed rosebuds.

I hope you have enjoyed my altered piece of art!

Recipe:
Stamps: Blowing Kisses by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Hair: E49, E53, E57, E59, Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, Dress & Socks: R81, R83, R85, Shirt: Y0000, Y000, Y11
Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles, Viva Decor Rose Paper Pen, Silver Stickles, Flower Blooms 15mm roses, 10mm roses, hip rosebuds, and 4mm closed rosebuds

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

First Signs of Spring

Happy Saturday to you all!  I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!  Mine is bound to get A LOT better today....even with the mounds of homework that I have to do...hee hee!  My path to becoming a CPA is closely becoming a reality and I love it!  Today I have a fun and easy project to share with you!  This is a pocket calendar that I picked up and altered! 
Don't you just love this cutie from the Reflections #2 Set by Carmen Medlin for SCACD?  I absolutely LOVE this beauty...her name is 1st Signs of Spring!  She was the PERFECT image for altering my pocket calendar....add a few nesties, a dolie and some bling and there you have it....a customized one of a kind beautiful pocket calendar!  This was part of the birthday present I gave to my friend.  She absolutely LOVES pink (just like me) and she loves zebra print.....and my favorite part was that she absolutely loved her gift! :)
1st Signs of Spring was colored with Copics!  
Flower was made with my Magnolia Doo-hickey die and then a Prima bling was added to the center.  Check out all of the amazing Prima Blings that Susana has in the SCACD store -->here<--!  Her selection is wonderful!

I hope you liked my fun project for today!  Make sure you stop back on Monday to see my latest project using one of the NEW EXCLUSIVE SCACD stamps!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Mini Tilda Sending Love

Happy Friday Friends~ I can't believe that another week is coming to a close...but that does mean that we are getting closer to summer....and May 14th....my GRADUATION date!  Today I have a mini easel card to share with you featuring one of my Mini Magnolia stamps! 
 I used my SB Labels 1 to make this easel card.  Papers are from the Bo Bunny Crush Collection (which happens to be 15% off right now over at SCACD!)  This card is extra special as it went to a friend of mine from high school.  Her little 2 year old boy was recently diagnosised with Craniosynostisis....which caused the right front plate of his head to fuse shut too early which doesn't allow his brain to grow.  He recently underwent his first surgery and some more friends put together a benefit for the family....my hubby and I were unfortunately both working that day so this is the special card that I made to send to them and let them know how much we love and care about them!!!

 Miss. Tilda of course was colored with Copics (speaking of Copics..Susana has the BRAND New Copic Set IN STOCK!) and cut out with a Nellie Snellen die and background was airbrushed with my Copic ABS.  Then fun glitter edgeing around the red labels 1 is done with my ultra fabulous TonerTex Pen and Glitters!  Do you have one of these?  Oh my goodness is it the BEST for applying glitter...and they have gorgeous foils that you can use with it too!  You really need to get one of these! 
 Sentiment was made using the Verve Accent Notes set and cut out with a SB Labels 10 and again airbrushed with my Copic ABS.
Here's another angel of my mini card full of love!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing her!

Recipe:
Stamps: Mini Blowing Kisses Tilda (Magnolia), Accent Notes (Verve)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, Hair: E99, YR21, YR24, Y08, Dress & Socks: R21, R22, R24, R27, Shading: W3
Papers: Bo Bunny Crush Collection
Tools: SB Labels 1, SB Labels 10,
Embellishments: TonerTex Pen and Glitters,

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Purple Elegance

Hello Friends~  Welcome to TIOT!  Have you been over to the SCACD Blog to see what the other girls have made using Suzanne's sketch?!  I wanted to make a sophisticated and elegant card....and this is my end result. 

For my card I have used the new Cameo Rose by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, she's from the Spring Sampler 2011 Set.  I absolutely {heart} this stamp...I can't wait to make another card with her!  I think she is PERFECT for any occasion...but I especially can see myself using her for a bridal shower card, or for a teenage girl birthday card...so be on the lookout for Miss. Cameo Rose again on my blog soon!!!  Papers are from the Kaisercraft After 5 CollectionGuipure Lace, self-adhesive rhinestones, and flowers are of course from the fabulous WOC
Can you believe I made a card WITHOUT using my Copics?  I know...I CAN'T believe it either!  LOL!  Cameo Rose was stamped with Versamark onto a black piece of cardstock and then took my silver embossing powder and heat embossed this beauty.  I wish I could capture the beauty of the embossing in the picture because in real life she is absolutely stunning!  She was cut out using the SB Labels 9.

Flowers are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts!  The large dark purple flowers are made using Flower Blooms.  Thanks to Bev for sharing this fantastic tutorial by the wonderful Enastasia.  These flowers are so fun and so easy to make!  I know I will be making LOTS more of these beauties!  I love them!!!  The rest of the arrangement consists of  Lilac Poppy Flowers, 10mm roses, 4mm closed rosebuds, a heather stem, and plum Gypsophilas.

I hope you've enjoyed my purple elegance today!

Shopping News:  Have you been over at the SCACD Blog lately?  If not you need to head over there right now to see all of the NEW PRODUCTS that Susana has recently gotten into the store!  Oh my word is there LOTS of AMAZING products!  My Mind's Eye 6x6 Paper Pads, Bo Bunny 6x6 Paper Pads, Bo Bunny Trinkets, and the BRAND New 12 set Copic Colors!!! Yep, Susana has the NEW Copics IN STOCK...make sure you head over to order yours ASAP!

Recipe:
Stamps: Cameo Rose by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD
Inks: Versamark
Papers:Kaisercraft After 5 Collection
Tools: SB Labels 9,
Embellishments: Guipure Lace, self-adhesive rhinestones, Flower BloomsLilac Poppy Flowers, 10mm roses, 4mm closed rosebuds, a heather stem, plum Gypsophilas, silver embossing powder

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Monday, February 14, 2011

WOC #17 & MAMM

Happy Monday and Happy Valentine's Day to you all!  I hope you get to spend the day with your loved ones!  My hubby is one his way to a convention in Vegas so I am bummed that I will be home instead...studying away for all of my exams this week!  Anyways enough of that.....Today I have lots of fun for you! It's the 2nd Monday of the month so that means at SCACD we Make a Mess Monday for you and it's also Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Day too!  Woo-Hoo!  Double excitement here!
 The Make a Mess Girls at SCACD are happy to bring to you a fun challenge!  Our challenge this month is to create our own background paper!  I got my idea from the newest Paper Crafts Magazine edition.  I used my Cuttlebug, an embossing folder, Copics and Illuminate Smooch!  The panel that Lilia is popped up on is my end result and I absolutely love it!   The Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge by the wonderfully talented Bev!  I so LOVE this sketch that Bev has created for us!!!  Papers are from the amazing Memory Box Jubilee Collection.  The gorgeous bow was made using the NEW Seam Binding and my Bow Easy!
 Lilia is the fairy that is in the latest Carmen Medlin for SCACD set called Reflections #2!  If you haven't gotten your set what are you waiting for!  This set is absolutely amazing and gorgeous!  My flower arrangement is made with flowers from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts!  Arrangement consists of one of the NEW COLORED Hellebores, the NEW COLORED Poppies, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, pearl stamens, and the swirls were hand made by me with the Self Adhesive Rhinestones!  I love how easy it is to create my own rhinestone flourishes!
Lilia was colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen.  Her wings were glitterized with Star Dust Stickles.  The edging of her skirt was glammed up with Illuminate Smooch!  In this view you can also see my handmade background paper!  After running the white piece of paper through my Cuttlebug with my embossing folder (Susana has some AMAZING NEW Embossing folders at the store that you NEED to check out!!!)  I then colored the raised parts with my Copics and afterward topped it off with Illuminate Smooch to add the shimmer effect!  I so love how fun and easy this was to create that unique and perfectly matching one of a kind paper!  I hope you will give this a go, and please leave me a link with your creation so I can come and check out your paper!!!! :)

Recipe:
Stamps: Lilia by Carmen Medlin for SCACD
Inks:Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Hair: Y32, YR24, E99, Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, R11, Dress/Wings: R000, R00, R20, R22, B0000, B000, B00, B02, Shading: C3, W3, Flower: V01, V15, V17, YG03, YG17
Papers: Memory Box Jubilee Collection
Tools: Bow Easy, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, MS butterfly punch, EK Success border punch,
Embellishments:Seam Binding, COLORED Hellebores, COLORED Poppies, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, pearl stamens, Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Star Dust Stickles, Illuminate Smooch,

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mini Candy WINNER

I am such a HAPPY GREEN BAY Girl right now!  The GREEN BAY PACKERS ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!  Woo-Hoo!!!!

Although I am sure you are all waiting to see who won my mini candy from the NEW SCACD release!  The winner of the Kim in Awe Stamp is.......


Sharon if you can please send me your mailing address and I can get your prize in the mail to you!  You have until Tuesday at 6pm CST to contact me or I will draw another winner.  Thanks again to everyone who entered my mini candy!  To celebrate the PACKERS being SUPER BOWL CHAMPS....I'll have some bigger GREEN and GOLD candy coming up soon!!!!


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Friday, February 4, 2011

SURPRISE....It's A New Day Blog Hop!

Happy Friday Everyone!  I hope you all had a FABULOUS week and are gearing up for the weekend!  For those of you who got hammered with the snowstorm I hope you are finally able to dig out from all that snow!  I can't imagine 2 feet of snow...YIKES!  I hope those of you who were traveling (especially Marti and Suzanne who were at CHA) are now home safe and sound!

This weekend we are gearing up for the SUPER BOWL....I tell you I am not a huge football girl but when the GREEN BAY PACKERS are in the Super Bowl you can bet that I will be watching...for those of you who don't know I only live an hour away from Green Bay...I work and go to school in Green Bay so I am a true fan!!!!  I have my Rodger's jersey all set to wear that day...hopefully I can get all my homework done before the big game! 

Now onto my fun for today....soooo DID YOU HEAR.....
SCACD has some FANTASTIC NEW STAMPS available today!  OMG these are all adorable and I tell ya I have been coloring like crazy having so much fun with all of these newbies!  Sooooo......if you are here from the fabulous Elaine's Blog then you are in the correct spot!  If not....head over to the SCACD Blog to start at the beginning of our fantastic hop....TRUST ME you don't want to miss a stop along the hop!  Plus there are prizes to be won!!!
This little girl is near and dear to my heart!  I am so happy to introduce you to Kim in Awe by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD! She is a part of the Spring Sampler by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD! Isn't she precious?  I am so thrilled and excited to tell you that this cutie pie was named after moi!  I was thrilled beyond words when Susana told me that this sweetie was named after me!  Isn't she sooooo cute how she's exploring new things....yep takes after me....as I love exploring new things...from the wonderful world of accounting, to different crafting items, to books....everything I tell ya!  So that is the story behind Kim! ;)  Thanks again Susana...you truly have blessed me with your friendship (heart ya lots!) 

Now, enough of my babbling in excitement and back to my card!  The papers are from the wonderful Bo Bunny Crazy Love (hurry and get yours as it's 15% off right now!)  I love this pad as it's all full of brown and pink combinations....as many of you know my favorite color combo!  lol!
Kim in Awe as been colored with Copics and accented with a White Gel Pen.  I also too my Sakura star dust pen and accented the folds in her dress and on her bow to add a soft subtle glimmer to the image!  The background has been airbrushed with my Copic ABS while it was still in the SB Labels 9 die to get the crisp white edge!
Flower arrangement 1 consists of a 30mm Wild Rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi-opened rosebuds, and 4mm closed rosebuds.
I felt this sentiment fit this card so beautifully!  I truly believe that it is the little things in the life that matter the most....I have to remind myself of that all of the time...It's the I Love Yous and Hugs and Kisses that matter the most in life!  And it's so funny how little things can trigger such wonderful memories!!!!  The little flower that you see on the sentiment is an embellishment that I have made myself!  This beautiful flower as been made with Clay!  I've used the Hearty Lightweight Air Dry Clay that Susana carries!  This stuff is absolutely AMAZING and easy to work with!  At first when I got it I was thinking it was going to be hard to use....but it's so fun and easy and LOVE it for embellishments because when it dries (I let mine dry overnight)it really is lightweight...I think my paper flowers are way more heavy then the clay!  I found my flower mold on etsy but Susana has some SUPER FUN products for clay which you can find, -->here<--Then I took my Viva Decor Lilac Pearl Pen (of course after the clay is dry) and coated the clay to make it colorful!  My next venture is to try the AMAZING Viva Decor Percious Metal Paints on the clay...I think this will be out of this world gorgeous!!!

I hope you have enjoyed my card and my namesake stamp!  The layout and design of my card was inspiration from the fabulously talented Claudia Rosa!  I so adore her work and you can find the card that she made that inspired me here.

Now if that wasn't enough I have ONE MORE card to share with you today!  By now you are probably getting sick of reading my LONGGGG post....but trust me....if you hang in there until the end you will be pleasently surprised....as I think there's a chance to win some fabulous candy....*wink wink*
This card features Celebrate by Victoria Case for SCACD!  Oh my word is this such a fun stamp!  I seriously have tons of ideas floating around in my head of what I want to create with this stamp yet!  The possibilities are truly endless....it can be used for a wedding card, birthday card, anniversary card, graduation card....or in this case a Welcome Baby Card!  Our friends are pregnant with twin boys....we are so excited for them!  She is due in April and I already have her Baby Card made for the arrival of little Blake and Alex!  Papers I have used are from K&Company, .but you really need to check out the fun Best Creations Paper Packs that Susana has at the store...they are full of glittery goodness!  I am soooo ordering mine this weekend!!!  I think the Safari Boy and Safari Girl would sure make cute baby cards with this Celebrate stamp!
The image has been colored with Copics and accented with lots of fun products!  The swirls have been accented with my Sakura star dust pen again for that soft subtle glittery effect.  Then I have used Illuminate Smooch on the hearts on the bottom tier of the cake and the circles on the top tier!  (Don't forget Susana has the BRAND NEW Smooch colors available now too!)  The bottom tier pearls were accented with my Viva Decor Light Blue Pearl Pen and the ruffle was glittered up with my Viva Decor Hologram Glitter Liner!  The centers of the flower and the candle flame were shined up with my Viva Decor Sunny Yellow Gloss Pen.  And finally the top melted wax on the candle was "frosted" with my Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen to make it look like the candle was really melting.
Then to make this image even MORE fun I I stamped it 3 times and dimensionalized the cake! As you can see the bottom tier is popped up 2 times, the middle layer and top layer are both popped up once.  One of the little flowers on top was also popped up to make it look like it was hanging over the top cake layer!  I hope I have inspired you!  I soooo can't wait to create some of the other fun ideas I have for this cake and of course to share them with all of you!
Flower arrangement 1 consists of a 25mm Wild Rose, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, and blue crystal stems.
Flower arrangement 2 consists of a 25mm Wild Rose, 15mm roses, and a stork charm. 
And finally one more picture to share another view of the 3D-ness of the cake with you!  For those of you who have stayed with me through this super long post...I thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.....and as a reward....and because I am soooo excited to have a stamp named after me....I have some FUN CANDY that I am offering to you all!  I will be giving away a Kim in Awe stamp to one of my fantastic readers!  All you need to do to win is to comment on this post and tell me what is your favorite SCACD stamp that released today? (and no it doesn't have to be named Kim either....lol)! You have until Sunday, February 6th at 12:00pm CST to enter my mini candy!

*SWEET NEWS* Susana is also offering up not one but TWO fantastic chances to win some candy too!  Head over to the Store Blog for your chance to win there, as well as at the SCACD Facebook Page where you also have the chance to win!!!! Make sure you enter today because the winners will be picked tonight!

For our European Friends please head over to Quixotic Paperie, to get your SCACD stamps!  Quixotic Paperie is an exclusive SCACD retailer!

Your next stop along this fabulous hop is the ultra talented Dianne's Blog!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!!!

Recipe (Kim in Awe Card)
Stamps: Kim in Awe by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, Fairy Tales (Verve)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Dress: RV000, R81, R83, R85, Tights: RV000, V0000, Dress Trim/Bow: E70, E71, E74, E77, Hair: E47, E53, E57, E59, Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, R11, YR00, Shading: C1, W3, Flower: R24, R32, R46, YG03, YG17, YG67
Papers: Bo Bunny Crazy Love
Tools: SB Labels 9 die, SB Circle, SB Scallop Circle,
Embellishments: 30mm Wild Rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 8mm semi-opened rosebuds, and 4mm closed rosebuds.Hearty Lightweight Air Dry Clay , Viva Decor Lilac Pearl Pen , Basic Grey Pearl Swirls

Recipe (Welcome Baby Card)
Stamps: Celebrate by Victoria Case for SCACD
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: Bottom Cake Tier: B0000, B000, B91, Bow: B41, B45, B91, B93, Middle Tier: Y000, Y00, Y04, YG41, G00, G000, Top Tier: BG11, BG15, BG23, B000, B41, B91, Plate: B21, B24, Candle: B000, B00, B02, YR07, YR04, Flowers: YG01, YG17, YG25, Y04, Y00, YR00, YR02, Shading: C1
Papers: K&Company
Tools: SB Labels One, SB Big Scallop Square,
Embellishments: Illuminate SmoochViva Decor Light Blue Pearl Pen, Viva Decor Hologram Glitter Liner, Viva Decor Sunny Yellow Gloss Pen, Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen , 25mm Wild Rose, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, and blue crystal stems, Ribbon, charm


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