Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lovely Card

Today I come to you with another card, which I had tons of fun creating. I had this image from Some Odd Girl which I colored a while back, and I was itching to do something with it. Since I have been using a lot of my Olivia Basic Grey Collection, I again reached for those papers to make this card. If you've noticed, I usually get stuck on a collection and create several projects with it, before I jump to the next collection...maybe it's my necessity of wanting to use everything I've got, and since I've been working on a mini album with this collection, I've been using the scraps to create cards.
Well, this is what I created this time around...

It is one dimensional card that I think looks pretty lovely just like the metal sticker on it says :) What do you think? Hope you enjoyed!

Friday, August 26, 2011

September Sneak Peeks for The Paper Niche

Hi everyone!
I'm very excited to share with you the sneak peeks of some of the things I have created with the upcoming September's Designer Kit offered by The Paper Niche. It is filled with gorgeous designer paper, and embellishments, which I'm sure anyone that's lucky enough to grab one of these kits, will enjoy. I had a lot of fun working with it, and hope you enjoy the sneaks that I've got for you today!

The possibilities with this kit are endless. So many wonderful combinations of color and textures... It sure shows the great job Gine did putting this kit together. Are you curious of what she, and the other designers created with the kit? Well, stay tuned on the Paper Niche's Blog because their sneak peeks  will be posted there in the next few days before the kit's release on September 1st! I will be posting the full reveal of my projects here soon, so tay tuned!
You can find this amazing kit at The Paper Niche's Website after that date. Go ahead, once it's released, grab one before they are all gone!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Girly Girl

I wanted to share with you today a card I made with no particular thing in mind. I usually make cards with a purpose, with an event, or occasion in mind, but this time around I made it just because. It's using one of the newer Greeting Farm Stamps (Blush Bonnie), which are my all time favorite stamps to color, and the Basic Grey Olivia collection.
I colored the hair and skin using my Copic Markers, and you can see a tutorial video on the hair coloring by clicking HERE. The rest of the image I paper pieced, which I'm hooked on doing now a days.
Used some Nestabilities (my favorite too), some Prima pearls, a rubber embellishment that coordinates with the Olivia collection, a metal rose from my stash to accent her hair, and some beautiful trim I got at Joann's a while back.
I love the fact the trim is soft, and not too dimensional. I thought it went perfect with all the colors of the designer paper. I'm pretty happy how this card came out. After I made it, I knew exactly who the card was for. I'm sending it to a true "girly girl" and I hope she likes it and can appreciate it.

I hope to share with you really soon a mini album I've been working on using this same paper collection (Olivia by Basic Grey). Stay tuned :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blush Babette

Hello everyone!
Today I come to you with another card, and it's a Thank You one (it seems like I'm on a roll with cards lately). This time around I used the Olivia Collection by Basic Grey and the Blush Babette stamp from The Greeting Farm. Isn't she cute? (The lighting in these pictures is a little off, and the hair looks orange, but trust me, it's golden brown---it's been raining and I've had no good lighting opportunities for pictures---watch the video linked at the end of this post for true color view).
 You can see the paper piecing I did on her clothes. So fun! The big Thank You metal piece is from Making Memories.
 I added some bling, seam binding and a Prima flower spray to finish off the card.
Loved the way this one turned out. I have a Copic video HERE showing you how I colored the hair. Again, little by little I think I'm getting better at it, hooray!

Monday, August 8, 2011

a June Bug birthday!

Hello everyone!
I had this image from Some Odd Girl all colored and ready to use for a birthday card, but when I stared at her, she just looked too "patriotic"to me LOL. I could not get past the fact I had used black, red, white and blue for her outfit! Talk about a dilemma, because I'm not used to working with those colors together like that. I usually go for the oranges, pinks, greens, browns... Well, I soon remembered the June Bug Collection by Basic Grey, and it literally solved my problem.
 I used my oval Nestabilities as well as my Fancy Tags #1 Spellbinder's Set on this card. For the blue strip I used an EK success punch, and for the red corners, a Martha Stewart Corner punch.

I added some bling at the top and bottom of the image and used my elegant label punch from Stampin' Up, which I love and cannot seem to stop using!

All in all, I think my coloring looks pretty cute, and the June Bug paper collection was the perfect pairing for this card.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hey Dude!

Hi guys! 
Today I wanted to share with you this super fun card I made for my husband's birthday this year. He loves to surf and has been surfing for a long time, so I figured surfer Ian from The Greeting Farm would be the perfect stamp for his card. I am happy to say that, although my husband usually really likes my cards and everything I make him, he really really LOVED this card and could not stop talking about how cool it was, and how perfect it was for him. After smiling, all I can say is: mission accomplished :)

I colored Ian with my Copic markers. I can honestly say my coloring has gotten better, and the proof is in the hair of this little guy( and if you saw my hair coloring before you can understand what I'm saying). And look, he looks tan! I was so excited that I finally got a good formula for tanned looking skin...before,  every little guy or girl I tried to color and make look tanned, looked yellow or too pink. I think I finally found a good balance of color and he looks good. Yay for me!
The word "surf" on the card is a wood chip I colored using acrylic paint and distressed with my Black Soot Distress Ink from Ranger. I added Crystal Stickles to it, to add a little shimmer.
 I used designer paper by DCWV, some twine from, and some tiny red buttons I found on one of my flea market runs.
To watch the Copic Coloring Tutorial on this image please click HERE.
Thanks so much for following my blog (If you don't already, just click on the "follow" button on the top right of this page, and don't miss a post).
Surf's up!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Finally spilling the beans!

Hi everyone!
I can finally spill the beans and let you in on a little secret I've been keeping for a little bit. I can finally announce that  I'm a new Design Team member for The Paper Niche! Woot Woot!
I was picked among a number of people who submitted their work, and I'm so super excited I was chosen. I definitely can't wait to start creating for them. They always have the latest and greatest of the scrapbooking industry, right here in South Florida.
The store is moving to a bigger, better location, which I can't wait to film and show you. It's all scheduled to happen this September, so stay tuned for that, and all the projects I will be sharing with you.  I hope you guys are as excited as I am for this great opportunity I've been given!  
The new members have just been announced, so once I have all their information I will link them on the side bar so you can go check out their blogs and projects. Right now, my links are incomplete, but I'm working on getting all the member's info as we speak. Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Copic Adventures

Hi there everyone!
I'm back from a couple of days of being at the beach, and every member of my family (except my dog who stayed behind), looks like a lobster. Well, Emily looks more like a shrimp. She's too little to be a lobster lol. It was quite an exhausting trip for me, considering I did not sleep too well any of the nights we were gone because Miss Emily decided she wanted to stay up all night, and not sleep much the whole time we were gone. To sum it all up, I need a vacation from my vacation lol.
Today I bring you a little video tutorial on Copic coloring. Just in time for the price increase on those suckers lol. If you ask me, I thought they were expensive enough... I guess the manufacturer doesn't feel the same way that I do hahaha. Anyways, I love them so much and I'm still learning, but I consider that I've come a long way. My hair coloring has definitely improved a bunch and I finally managed to get a good color combo for tanned skin too. I hope you enjoy!

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