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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hello everyone!
I wanted to share these cards I made at a copics class a little bit ago.
I messed up on the eyelets since I had never used a crop-a-dile before, but they work!
I have to say I like it  even if it's not really my style... it's a sympathy card so it needs to be restrained..

A few for St. Patricks Day, I really like these!
they are so cute!

thanks for looking!

Monday, March 29, 2010

MyGrafico challenge #42

Thanks so very much for stopping by.
This week the Design Team was asked to
 make a card / LO/ or
 project  with some paper piecing. 
 This really super cute set of Digital stamps...

I had a really great time working on this card. Love all the leaves.
Just gives it so much deminsion doesn't it?
Anyway....I hope you like it. =D

I used 2 of the  images for the front page...

Open view.  I LOVE this card... it is so darn cute!

Here is a SUPER Close up of the leaves...

Would you like to win a free set?
 Just play along by creating your own Card or LO & share it at the mygraficochallengeblog 
 to win the set we work with each week
Remember you have to use a Mygrafico image but your in luck because they have lots of freebies so you  have no excuse to not play along! go here for the FREEBIES !


 Misc green pattern paper,
White GP cardstock 
 Bazzil Mocha Divine as my card base

Ink :
Martha Stewart Ink : Brown & Black
Copic & Prisma Markers

Stamps :
Stampin Up!-  key stamp(2000)
Cocoa Studios -Springtime Birds
Digi Stamp Sentiment (congrats on the new nest) - Lindsay's Stamp Stuff 
Cloud 9 Simple thoughts (Birthday) stamps

Punches :
Martha Stewart -Hydranga Punch 
 3 dot scallop corner & edge punch

Additional Technique Tools:
Distressed edges made with Tim Holtz distressing tool

Thanks for stopping by!
I have a bunch to share this week so make sure to keep checking back!
I have been busy , Busy, Busy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Tri - Shutter Card

I made this card last week for my Brother -in- Law.
 It was my very first trifold shutter card, much easier than I expected.
 I found intructions on how to make it from SCS  ( Split Coast Stampers).
You can find lots of tutorials and instructions online. 
My card was modified from the SCS tutorial but  pretty close. 
I used my Brand new Martha Stewart Scor Board ( Which I love!)
If you have any questions just ask !
Details : 
Cloud 9 Clear acrylic stamps ( Happy Birthday)
Basic Grey clear acrylic stamps ( Cupcake)
  ??? Additional Birthday stamps??? (will update with set later )
EK Success Birthday Candle Punch
Stickles - Yellow, Diamond, Icicle
Misc Mini Punches - Birthday Hat and Cupcake
Misc Scrap Paper - Mossy Green/double sided cordinating lighter color on back
???Happy Birthday paper ??? (will update with maker later)
Prisma pencils, markers and Copic Markers
 Misc Navy Ribbon
Thank You so much for coming by!
  Hope you liked my card!

Monday, March 22, 2010

MyGrafico Challenge # 41

My Tri-Shutter Card a bit unfinished still
 since I have to think of who this is for  for my additional embellishments
Very cute still... =D
Thanks for stopping by!
If your joining me today for the Mygrafico Design Team Showcase
then your in luck!
I was having so much fun with the set this week I actually made more than one thing to share!
 First things first though...
Our Challenge's Stamp set this week was
 Fairy Tale stamp set by J W Illustrations
Don't you  just love it! I know I do.. I can't wait to use more of this set for other things.
 This particular set is also a SVG cut file and pre-colored digi  art  so go buy it today! LOL
Anyway =D
I decided to play around in the Photoshop 7 & see what I could make...
I found some nice brushes & background papers with a quick search online.
So far this is what I made...
Oh and be kind...LOL...
This is my first real digi foray...
I had fun even though it took me a while to figure out a few things.
I did however get this made...
I still need to print my picture out but  the letters are not fully adheared so I
 can slid in a photo. I am placeing a picture of Rory & Griffin hench the letters... =D 
The Velum quote was from a pad by Best Ocassions
The large letters are Colorbok Wild Life line...

Close up of my Princes
 Used my new copics on them... and a bit of stickles...
Hope you like this LO...  =D
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

MyGrafico Design Team Challenge #40

Hi Everyone !
First I just want to thank you all for stopping by my blog .
I really appreciate that you takeing the time to visit! =D
If your not coming from the Mygraficochallengeblog  make sure you swing by
 to see what everyone on the DT has made for the Challenge.

I am so excited this week to announce that the are lots of changes
 happening around the Mygrafico Design Team.

One of which is from now on all entries to the challenges
must use a MyGrafico image another change is
this weeks Challenge Winner will win a Guest Design Team spot
and as always a Digi stamp set of your choice!

So if you want to be a Guest Designer for MyGrafico
enter your Card, Layout, or anything you can make 
useing any MyGrafico digital image.

Your in luck if you don't yet own any of the many digital images
from the MyGrafico Store!
They offer a lot of freebies!
Which I love & use often myself!
You can find them in the freebies section of the store.

You have till Sunday to enter so go create! Good Luck!

Now this week I joined in the sketch challenge.
I have to admit it was tough because I am normally
not very good at following directions ..LOL...

This week we got to use this  oh so cute digi stamp set Vintage Chic Elements

This is the sketch we had to follow..

Here is my take on it...

Additional Details:
Misc paper scrap from scrap pack (Walmart)
Martha Stewart Punch - Iron Gate
Copic markers

Thanks for stopping by comments are welcome and appreciated!

Friday, March 12, 2010

MyGrafico customer Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by & playing along with the
MyGrafico customer blog hop. if your not coming from the blog hop the go HERE... 
To Join in and have a chance to win a free stamp set of your choice
All you  need todo is make something with any image
 there are lots of freebies on the site if you don't already have any yet
 and the prices are much better than a traditional stamp set and
 best yet you can resize the stamps to suit your needs.
I love digi stamps !

I have a few creations to share today and I sure hope you like them.
In honor of St Patrick's Day I decided to make a bunch of cards to give to my friends and family...
I used the Chi Chi Memories digital stamp set Happy Saint Patty's Day  for my cards. It is a really Great set which I am sure you will love, this would be great to use for scrapbooking , cardmaking, & even kids coloring pages for the holiday.

My First card...

 Front View

Inside View

Open and Set as an Easel ( front view)

Side View of the Easel Card

Close Up of  my cute Leprecaun

 My Second Card...

Front View

Inside view

Front Open set up as Easel Card

Side View of card set up as an Easel Card

Close up of my little cute mushroom.... =D

Additional Details:
Chi Chi memories -Happy Saint Patricks Day digital stamp set.
Prisma & copic markers , Stickles, Misc Cardstock, Martha Stewart Hydrangea egde punch, scotch brand quick dry adhesive & foam pop up squares, Misc St. Patricks Day Clear stamp.

Thanks for looking! Don't forget that you  have a chance to win a  Stamp set of your choice if you  play along and make something with any mygrafico image...  a winner will be drawn randomly and announced on the challenge blog .

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Grafico Monday Challenge #39 !

Hello again!
Today's challenge is a color challenge.
The design team was asked to  use the colors
Pale Yellow

Our Stamp set for this Challenge is Blooming Friendship

 So Cute right! I love the flowers and the sentiments of this set.
 I first did a card for the Design team

 then I decided that I wanted to play a bit more with the images and see what I could come up with.
I love how this turned out...
 Lots of Stickles, some Gems, Cloud 9 Travel set of Clear Stamps, Copic Markers,
 misc paper on hand... and of course the Blooming Friendship stamps...
What a nice vacation LO... don't you think.. now to print some pictures! =D

Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful designers today! You can find them all at the
Don't miss your chance to win this stamp set !
All you have to do is...
1) go to the store and pick out stamps you like... this can be from the freebie section or you can buy some that tickles your fancy...
2) Complete  the challenge...
3)  link your project/Card to the in the post challenge # 39

Simple and fun!, what more could you ask for....

also The Design team will be making some changes in the upcoming weeks,
 Please make sure to come back next week to join in a special
contest Celebrating our 40TH blog Challenge!! We will be giving away a digital stamp set & a chance to win a guest design team spot! How cool is that! More details to come... stay tuned!
  Good Luck to you all!

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Look for my Blog and Twitter pages!

Hi Everyone!
If you have been  by before you will notice a big change.
My Uber talented & Sister created the new designs for my Blog and twitter Pages...
 isn't it so Beautiful!
I LOVE it and I really appreciate all the hard work you  put into it Sis!
If you like  leave a comment to show her some love...
As always,
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 1, 2010

MyGrafico Monday!!!! Challenge # 38

Hello Again
For this Challenge we had a great set to work with

Our Challenge???
To make a Trifold card.
I made a easy one ...  next time a harder one!

Anyway I hope you like it I think it came out nice, sorry for the not great photo, the light just wasn't right.

 I used the Martha Stewart 3 dot boarder punch,  and my copics
and for the embossing ...

  I embossed metal ( A Mt Dew Can ) & Retro Diamond emboss folder...
I used a large paint chip & the sizzix embossed sentiment ( Hello Friend).

Turned out cute, but could have been better. I am sick & so I will blame it on that! =D
Thanks for looking !