Thursday, April 28, 2011

This week's sketch @ Sassy Lil Sketches is definitely a classic - simple but oh so versatile!

I used some Little Yellow Bicycle "Twig" papers and sentiment sticker on my card, and substituted a Prima rose for the ribbon bow.

Join us in this week's challenge for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors this month: The Crafters' Workshop and Glitterbabe's Digis! Just link your project to the Sassy Lil Card Sketches blog.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter pics from days gone by....

I think these pictures of my mom, my sister and me are from 1965 or around then, anyway. Back then, it was a big deal to get new outfits for Easter Sunday, including hats, purses and even gloves! I love scrapping these old photos (as long as I don't think about how old they are....or I am, LOL!) Well, at least these photos classify as "vintage" for the ScrapFit challenge this month!

Sketch Support - just 2 cute

I love Sketch Support's blog, with all their scrapbooking inspiration, but this is the first time I've actually used one of their great sketches. You can see their sketch here. I flipped the sketch sideways to fit my vertical pictures.

The pp's are from Fancy Pants' "It's the Little Things" line and the flowers were cut with the Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge

This week's Cricut Chaos Cartridge Challenge was to use any cut from the Indie Art catridge. I used the layered butterfly, cut from two shades of pink and accented with some white gel pen dots and put together with tiny foam adhesive dots to give a little bit of dimension. The background cardstock is really a pale pink - not sure why it looks beige in the scan.

One of the April challenges at My Scraps & More was to use the quote "babies are such a nice way to start people" on a project, so I used that as my title for this photo of DGD when she was just a week old. (almost two years ago now - boy does the time fly!)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

iCopic Lover - Monochromatic challenge

This week's challenge @ iCopicLover was to make a monochromatic card. In an effort to brighten up this dreary, rainy Ohio April, I went with shades of yellow :)

The window and flowers are part of an old Stampin' Up set that I've had forever but seldom used. I stamped the curtain on some yellow checked pp and then used Copics to do some shading.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Home is where you hang your heart

Several of my on-line friends @ Scrap Friendzy just took the "She Art" class from Christy Tomlinson of Scarlet Lime. After viewing their projects and watching the tutorial videos that Christy has on YouTube, I made this mixed media canvas.

This was such a fun project to do; I just worked on a little bit at time and enjoyed the process. If you want to see Christy's tutorial videos, you can see them here:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Time for another Sassy Lil Card Sketch!

It's the 14th of April, and that means it's time for another Sassy Lil Card Sketch! Here's this week's sketch:

And here's my take on the sketch. I tried something a little different on this card. The flower image was cut with my Cricut out of white cardstock, and then I used Copic markers to color in the flowers and added some outlining with a very fine-tip black pen.

If you use this week's sketch, don't forget to link your card to the Sassy Lil Card Sketch blog for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors. This month we have two sponsors: The Crafters' Workshop and Glitterbabe Greetings.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Enjoy your Day card

Even though it wasn't my week to be "on" for the Sassy Lil Sketches DT this week, I really loved the simplicity of this week's sketch. (See it here)

I also wanted to take the challenge over at iCopic this week, which was to use your Copic markers to color an embellishment.

Here's the card I came up with:

The flowers were small white Prima's that have been in my stash for at least a couple of years. I colored them with Copic Y00 and also used the same color on some white satin ribbon. The sentiment stamp is from Unity, and the border punch is from Martha Stewart. I really like the way this turned out - sweet and simple!

If you use this week's Sassy Lil Card Sketch, don't forget to link it up to the challenge blog for a chance at this month's prizes from our sponsors: Glitterbabe's Digis and The Crafter's Workshop.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Easter card with cuttlebug waxed paper background

This week's challenge at iCopic was to make a unique background. I made this background using the Cuttlebug waxed paper technique from Splitcoast Stampers (you can find the tutorial here).

I used a sheet of 4x6 photo paper, the Moroccan Screen Cuttlebug folder, and broken china Distress ink. The bunny is a Stampendous stamp, colored with Copics.

This was a fun and easy technique, and I can definitely see myself using this again.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

another card for iCopic

Here's a card that I made for the iCopic DT submission. The challenge was to use the color pink. I used the Twirling Fairy digital stamp from Stamping Boutique, colored it with Copics R81, R83, R85 (pinks), B91 (blue) and E53 (face & body) plus some colorless blender for shading. I added a few touches of clear Stickles and the clear Spica glitter pen. The shaped backgrounds were all cut with my Cricut and the Lacy Labels cartridge. I used spray adhesive and tiny crystal glitter on the white background, and then added some gems and tiny pink flowers for added bling. Her "wand" is a straight pin, with the sharp edges cut off and a large crystal added to the top. The sentiment was computer generated, then inked and snipped into a ribbon shape. I'm not normally a "blingy" kind of gal, but it was a lot of fun to color and sparkle up this card!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

iCopic color challenge

I just discovered the iCopic blog - what a great source for inspiration and tutorials on using Copics! This week's color challenge was to use black & white (grey also) to color your image, plus one accent color. Since I only have one grey Copic marker, this was really a challenge, LOL! I had these digital Halloween stamps, and they ended up working perfectly for this challenge. I used Copic C1 (cool grey) for the mummies, along with Y04 (yellow) and a touch of lemon yellow Copic Spica glitter pen on the eyes. This was so much fun to make!