Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Butterfly on White

Flutterby Wednesday - FBW139 White on White

Welcome to another Flutterby Wednesday challenge! This week we are having a White on White challenge--only your image may have color--and remember your butterfly, fairy or angel.

So, with this kind of challenge, you've gotta have some texture. Out came the embossing folders and nesties. The lacey circle is popped on dimensional tape. The butterfly is paper-pieced and I went over the pale pink part of the design with a Sakuara Stardust pen.

Thanks for fluttering by today! I'm looking forward to seeing your WoW creations!

Stamps: Buggy Sayings by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Cosmo Cricket Delovely DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sakura Stardust Pen, Lacey Circles Nestie, Dimensional Tape, SU! Square Lattice EF, Cuttlebug Textile Texture EF

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Flourished Dreams

SCS Clean and Simple - CAS103 Flourishes
SCS Clean and Simple -
CAS95 Flower Accents

Just a quick post with a CAS card I made. The flourish theme made me think of the
Dream Big stamp set. I used an oval nestie to emboss around the word art and as a stencil to sponge over it. It's hard to see, but I also outlined the oval and colored the stars with a clear Sakura Stardust pen. Thanks to Dawn Mercedes for the primas, because mine have been packed away somewhere safe in my house for over a year now!

January is flying by and there are fun things planned in February for Paper Makeup Stamps 2nd Birthday! Stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting today and I wish you all the beary best!

Stamps: Dream Big by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Primas, Pearls, Oval Nestie, Sponge, Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blue Butterfly Wishes

Flutterby Wednesday - FBW138 Open Challenge
Kitchen Sink Stamps - Friday Sketch Carte Challenge
SCS Ways to Use It - Butterfly Bliss
SCS Free4All - Texturize Me
SCS Inspiration - Nail Design

Today's Flutterby Wednesday challenge is an OPEN one ~ Just remember to use your butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation this week! {wink} This is my first card using Kitchen Sink Stamps {KSS}! I've long-admired how detailed their images are when you layer all the pieces in different colors of ink. I followed the KSS sketch this week in their new forum. I used two different embossing folders to fit the Texturize Me challenge. I chose blue for the butterfly on Nail Design 0337 from the Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks so much for fluttering by today!

Stamps: 3-Step Butterfly and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Concord Crush, GKD Pure Luxury White
Ink: Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Concord Crush
Accessories: Gems, MS Border Punch, SU! Square Lattice EF, Cuttlebug Floral Screen EF

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Three Winter Cards

Recently I made these three cards for Gina K. Designs January Release Challenges on StampTV. I'll put the info for each card below its photo. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Warm and Wonderful, Winter Wonderland by Gina K. Designs
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Vibrant Violet
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk, Versmark, Kaleidacolor
Accessories: Brayer, Clear EP, Xyron, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Oval Nesties, Dimensionsals, Gina K. Ribbon
Challenges: GKD January Release Challenge #2 Emboss Resist, SCS CAS101, DD12Days11 Snowflakes

Stamps: Warm and Wonderful by Gina K. Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Vanilla, Kraft, Turquoise
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: MS border punch, MS ribbon, gems, Cuttlebug Snowflake EF, Copic Markers W3 and BG01
Challenges: GKD January Release Challenge #1
Colors Kraft, Chocolate and Turquoise, DD12days12 Sketch

Stamps: Winter Wonderland and Seasonal Sayings by Gina K. Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Kraft and Lipstick Red
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Markers: Real Red & Always Artichoke, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, brads, xyron, dazzling diamonds glitter
Challenges: GKD January Release Challenge #3 1 New Item, DD12days03 Faith, Hope, Love

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sketches by Carly at FBW

This week at Flutterby Wednesday we have a real treat - this delightful sketch for you to follow by 12-years-old Carly! Be sure to check out her blog {Sketches By Carly} - such talent!

Here's my card based on Carly's sketch. I used papers from Gina K. Designs retired Winter Wonderland Kit. It might be hard to tell in the photos, but the paper and ink are a burgundy color, not brown. The stamps are GKD too, Take Flight and Warm and Wonderful. Below is a close-up of the sparkle from the clear spica glitter pen I used all over the butterfly image. If you squint you can kind of see the sparkle {LOL}.
Thanks for fluttering by today! Can't wait to see what you create with Carly's Sketch too! {wink}

Stamps: Warm and Wonderful, Take Flight by Gina K. Designs
Paper: Wine with Everything, Little Boy Blue, DP by GKD
Ink: Baroque Burgundy SU!
Accessories: Clear Spica Glitter Pen, Snowflake Punch, Blue Gems, Oval Nesties, Dimensionals

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bunny Love

Aren't these bunnies just the cutest? Billy and Bianca are part of the January/February release at Paper Makeup Stamps. You can get them for 15% off through January 14th with the discount code that you'll find in the Blog Hop.

I dusted off my chalk pastels to color Billy and Bianca. My first stamping purchase ever was a black ink pad, white paper, a teddy bear set and chalk pastels. I used them to color all my cards for a long time as I slowly built up my collection of ink pads, markers, pencils, etc. It was fun to go back to my stamping roots with this card today. {grin}

I chose a sentiment from
Hugs and Kisses. It just seemed to fit these love bunnies so perfectly! I love the font and I colored the heart with red chalk too.

Be sure to check out the other review cards at
Paper Makeup Stamps today and tomorrow. Lots of great ideas and beautiful creations to be seen! {wink}

Stamps: Billy and Bianca Love Bunnies & Hearts and Hugs by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Real Red, Ivory
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Chalk Pastels, Rectangle Nesties

Friday, January 7, 2011

Merci Cosette

Today we are hopping with the Makeup Artists for Paper Makeup Stamps January Release. You should have arrived here from Katie's blog, our oh-so-talented leader! If not, you'll want to start at the beginning on the PMS blog. Remember to collect letters along the way that will spell out a 15% discount code that you can use on the new release.

My card features the sweet Cosette fairy. {sigh} Isn't she lovely? I think of her as holding a cup of hot chocolate to warm her hands and tummy. And the best thing about coloring fairies is how well I can coordinate their outfits! {grin} I colored Cosette with prismacolor pencils and baby oil. The designer paper is from Kaisercraft Sakura Park sampler pack. I love the the red and black patterns in that set. The bit of textured paper and sentiment are from the Mon Cheri January kit.

The release party starts at 9pm EST tonight in the PMS Forum when the stamps go live in the PMS Store. We hope you'll join us for some fun chatter, games and prizes! Next stop is the ever-creative Shaela! And don't forget to take your letter with you before you go. {wink}

Stamps: Cosette Fairy and sentiment by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Kaisercraft Sakura Park DP, Gina K. Luxury White, Textured Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nesties Labels 14, Gems, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Stardust Stickles
Challenges: SCS Color Challenge
CC304, SCS Sketch Challenge SC314 , Daily Dare 12 Days of Christmas DD12days09

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fluttering into 2011

Welcome to my spot in the "Fluttering into 2011 Hop". The Flutterby Wednesday Challenge is back from our holiday break and you should have fluttered here from Jennie's blog. If not, you'll want to start at Flutterby Wednesday and take a peek at all the fluttery goodness there is to see along the way today! {wink} And we want to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of the Flutterby Team: Kristie, Anna, Peggy and Jennie!

This week's challenge is everyone's favorite, an OPEN one! Just remember to have your butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation. My butterfly image today is from a new stamp that my parents gave me for Christmas. I've wanted to try bleaching an image for awhile now. I embossed the butterfly in black on brilliant blue cardstock and used a small paintbrush to "paint" it with bleach. I just love how the brilliant blue faded to an aqua color that matches baja breeze pretty well. And I painted it a little unevenly to vary the color a bit in the wings.

Now you have one more fluttery stop to make - that of our Flutterby leader herself -

Stamps: Butterfly (unknown), Everyday Thanks by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ink: Colorbox Pigment Black
Accessories: Lacey Circle Nestie, Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug Oriental Weave EF, Black EP, bleach, paint brush, Basic Grey Aqua Pearls

Challenges: Daily Dare 12 days of Christms DD12days10

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sending My Heart

It's time to share some sneak peeks for Paper Makeup Stamps January Release! Today we are featuring a new set called Sending You Love. Be sure to visit the PMS Blog to see more peeks from this lovely set AND check out how you could win the ENTIRE January Release.

For my card, the red scalloped square is a background panel with a folded white card attached to it. Isn't that sentiment just the sweetest? I've colored all the hearts with a red stardust glitter pen.

There are so many fun stamps being released this month! Remember there will be more peeks every day this week on the PMS Blog {with more chances to win the January Release}. Then the release day is January 7th. We'll kick things off in the morning with a Blog Hop and end the day with a Release Party in the PMS Forum from 9-11pm EST. We hope you'll join us for some fun chatter, games and more prizes.

Stamps: Sending You Love by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Life is Good DP by Echo Park
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Marker, Sakury Red Glitter Pen, SU! Large Square Scallop Die
Challenges: Colour Create #61