July 30, 2013

Tiddly Inks - Wryn Blooms

Hello my friends! Today I'm posting a card I made for Tiddly Inks.  If you haven't checked them out before you should, they have some of the cutest digital and clear stamps around.  They are currently running a DT call that ends at the end of day, July 31st.  So get your entries in if you're like me and enjoy waiting until the 11th hour to enter!!!

The image I'm using is called 'Wryn Blooms'.  She's really cute holding that huge bundle of flowers...I've colored the image with my Copic markers and cut it (and the sun) out using Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Pinking rectangle and circle dies.   The background paper is from Lawn Fawn's 'Pink Lemonade' paper pack.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp 'Flower Friend' set.  The ribbon is from May Arts and the enamel dots are from My Minds Eye.
Copic markers used
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair:  E27, E25, E23
Dress: BV08, BV04, BV02
Shoes: C7, C5, C3
Flowers: RV17, RV14, RV13, Y38, Y35, Y33, BG15, BG13, BG11
Leaves: YG09, YG07
Shadow: C3, C1, C00, 0
Outline Shadow: BG000, 0

That's my card for today.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon,


July 14, 2013

Crafty Chicks Christmas in July Blog Hop

We're back!!  It's July and the Crafty Chicks have another blog hop for you!  The theme this month is Christmas in July!
As a reminder, the Crafty Chicks are a group of 9 (8 for this month) very talented designers joining together to showcase some fabulous projects and hopefully provide you with inspiration to create projects of your own.

Every month Crafty Chick's Blog Hop will have a different theme, and offer a prize to one lucky winner.  In order to be eligible to win this prize we're asking that you leave some blog love (via comment) on each of our blogs.  That's it, easy peasy right?  Once you've left a comment on all the blogs, click 'Did It' on Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. 

We have a wonderful prize package this month containing 20 sheets of Christmas/Winter paper and 20 feet of Christmas twine.

Elizabeth starts off our blog hop, you can check out Elizabeth's blog HERE if you want to start at the beginning of if you get lost along the way. 

The blog hop runs for one week so you have until the end of day July 21st (midnight) to comment on all the blog stops; the winner will be announced on Monday, July 22nd on Elizabeth's blog.HERE  We will also contact the winner, so make sure we have your contact information when you enter.  Winner will have one week to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen. 

You should have come to me from Valerie's blog  HERE

Since the theme is Christmas in July I was thinking about what I could do.  Did I want to make a traditional Christmas card?  How could I incorporate summer fun with Christmas?  I decided to make a card that looks like a Christmas present being opened.  Inside the present is a picture of a cutie patootie in a bathing suit at the beach.

I took watercolor paper and Stampin Up ink refills in Saraha Sand, Marina Mist and Bashful Blue and watercolored a background of sand, water and sky.  The 'Summer Girl' is a digital image from Mo Manning. She is colored using my COPIC markers and her sunglasses have a coating of Glossy Accents. She was fussy cut and popped up on foam adhesive.   Here's a close up:
From here, the next amazing designer in the hop is Megan and you can find her blog HERE.

If you're having a good time with this blog hop make sure to follow us on our blogs, Facebook, or any other social media the designers have set up.  Also, please feel free to share with your friends.

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Thank you for joining us for July's Crafty Chicks blog hop!