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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Open-Minded Creative Fun! Labor Day/Job Related Challenge

Hello Blogland,

Today I am bringing you a sweet card which I made as part of the design team over at "Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog. This week's theme is Labor Day or job Related. When looking at the sponsors images I decided to go with one called "Chemistry" by Sentimental Susan Images. This digital image is only $2.00 and is simply adorable. My brother happens to be a chemist for Dow Corning so I have mailed it to him as a surprise. I hope he receives it and it brings him some smiles.

 At this time I cannot find the information on the supplies used. Luckily there was minimal coloring. Coloring medium is Copic Markers and I used a SU! Corner punch to create the shape of the card and mats. A SU! sentiment and ink was also used. Over all very basic, but I think my brother will like it.
Close up of the coloring

I just want to thank Sentimental Susan along with  AURORA WINGSx8
Digital Delight, FAERY INK, and SCRAPPER'S DELIGHTS for sponsoring us this week.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Creative Knockouts Challenge ~ Whimsical With Wings

  Hello Friends,

Today I have a design team card created for the Creative Knockouts. The theme this week is                "Whimsical With Wings" If you have a card that you would like to enter simply stop by the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.

Our sponsor this week is Sweet N Sassy Stamps and I am using a digital image of theirs called "One of a Kind" Make sure to stop by their website this week to check out all their really neat images.

 This was such a fun card to make. I used some scrap papers along with some embellishments I picked up at Hobby Lobby earlier today. This week they have all their "Spare Parts" embellishments for 50% off. I purchased the mini flowers and the ribbon buckle from them. I have also used some Stampin up punches including 2 squares, 1 scallop square and a scallop edge punch.
Copic Markers used:
YG13, 17, RV23,25, YR12,14,18, Y17, E07,08,09,18, and BG72, 75
 ~*~*~*~Such cute little details ~*~*~*~

Melanie

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Inspirational Design Team Member over at Treasured Times!!!

Hi There Everyone,

Today I am coming to you as one of the newest design team members over at Treasured Times. I will be designing for their Inspirational team working with an amazing array of stamps from many different artists. This week I chose a stamp that I just thought was perfect for Fairy Stamp Land. This is Frosting Fairy and I think everyone should have a fairy visit them on their birthday, don't you? This adorable clear stamp is by artist Tracey Malnofski and is available to purchase over at the Treasured Times Store.

This image was such fun to color and has so many possibilities.

Here is a close up of my coloring.

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door ~ Simply Betty Stamps

Hello Lovelies,

Today over at Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge Blog I have posted a fun card that I actually began at my retreat this past June. I had to bring it home so that I could pick the perfect image for the tree. This Simply Betty Stamp named "Victorian Swing Betty" was absolutely the perfect fit.


 Isn't she precious? I am really pleased with her coloring as well. Here is a closer look...


Materials:
Scrap Paper
Cricut Machine @ retreat
Leaves from Prima (actually removed them from the flowers)
Copic Markers:
Skin - E000,E00,E11, E04, R20
Hair - E51, E59, E23
Dress - RV21, RV23, RV25

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Open-Minded Creative FUN ~ Last Days of Summer

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a super special card for you. The Open-Minded Creative FUN challenge blog is challenging you to create something that reminds you of the "End of Summer". When I spotted this image I fell in love as the fairy is looking like she is already missing the warm summer months. She is dreaming of the flowers and trying to etch their beauty forever in her mind. This is an image by one of our awesome sponsors this week, Milk and Coffee Digital Images. "Fairy Tiffany" can be purchased for about $3 over at the Milk & Coffee's Etsy Page. They have lots of amazing images so make sure to click on their name to check them all out.


Lookie here....I didn't even realize that this image completely matches the companies business banner. How cute! 
 Materials Include:
Prima Paper from the Madeline Collection
Monika Martison Sentiment
SU! ink and punches
Sizzix Dies
Flowers from stash
Stickles
Copic Markers:
E000, E00, E11, E21, BG10 BG11, BG13, E50, E51, E53, YG61, YG63, R20, R22

 Close up of her coloring


Inside of the Card

Our other generous sponsors this week are:
Flat Friends Boutique

Kenny K Downloads

The Paper Shelter

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls ~ New Release Zodiac Dolls



I have an EXTRA SPECIAL post today. This card features one of the newly released The Paper Nest Dolls Zodiac Series stamps. I absolutely fell in love with this mermaid so had to color this one for my new card. Her name is Zodiac Cancer and can be found by clicking HERE! To see the entire collection of new releases simply go to The Paper Nest Online Store. 


Materials used in this card:
Recollections Paper
Sillhouette Cameo:
 Design  ID #47292 for the small shell on box
Design ID #26051  for the stationary box
Martha Stewart Branch punch for the seaweed
Color medium Copic Markers  


Today's card is created using one of Tammy's Shape EZ Templates. The neatest thing about these are that they include both a PDF cut-table template and also a digital cut file such as .svg file which are usable on different electronic cutting machines. I created my Shell Shaped card using the .svg file on my Silhouette Cameo. Check out all of her Shape EZ inventory over at her ShapeEZbyTLC on Etsy page. I promise you will not be disappointed.


Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog ~ My Favorite Activity!!!

Today over at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog, we are challenging each of you to create something using "your favorite activity" as your inspiration. When I read the challenge I immediately thought of my crafting, and especially coloring with Copic Markers. So since our sponsor for the week is... 


I immediately went to their website and searched for a Copic or Crafting image and I found this adorable image called "Copic Marker Love". How perfect is that? :-)

 Materials Used:

Cosmo Cricket "DeLovely" Designer Paper
Hand colored K&C Flowers
Spellbinders Dies
SU! Corner rounder
Ribbon and brads from stash
Copic Markers:
E000,E00,E04,E11,E21, R20
RV04, RV06, C3, E13, E59, E99, Y15, Y17

 Close up of the coloring

This card is being entered into the following challenges:


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door - Apple of My Eye - Doodle Pantry

Hello Blogland,

Today over at the Through The Craft Room Door challenge blog we are starting a new challenge. Our challenges are always "Anything Goes" so make sure to enter for a chance of winning some awesome prizes. Doodle Pantry is our sponsor this week and I chose a sweet digital image called "Tree Glee 2" I specifically choose this image because my mom has always called me her "Little Apple" since we have been so close and are so alike. I didn't fall far from the tree either :-)

I want to say a quick THANK YOU to Tammy from Handmade By TLC for giving me some guidance this week. I just recently met Tammy through our blogging and we are now also both part of the new Treasured Times Inspirational Design Team. So she has given me some advice on how to better my cards and that is what motivated me to try a shaped card this week :-)

Here is my sweet little apple card. I will be giving this to my mom very soon. She is the "Apple of my eye" and I love her dearly. I am so fortunate to live close to her now after being apart for 20 years due to location.

Materials Used:

Silhouette Cut File # 60416 (enlarged)
Su! Dies and Punches
Echo Park Country Drive designer paper
Recollections Roses
Ribbon & Flowers from stash
Copic Markers in the following colors:
E25, E33, E59, E99, G05, G07, G09, Y38, R08, R29


Here is a close up of the coloring. I watched a neat youtube video to learn how to color the apples. I love the way they turned out. 


Here is the inside of my card. I love matching the insides to the outside :-)


Monday, August 4, 2014

The Paper Nest Dolls ~ Anything Goes Challenge - Sunflower Ellie

Today over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog we are kicking off a new "Anything Goes" challenge. for this challenge I have colored  "Sunflower Ellie". Isn't she just precious? I know my best friend Tanya is going to love this one since she loves everything Sunflowers!!! :-) This is dedicated to her :-)


Materials for this card:

K&C Designer Paper and stickers
KI Memories Paper
"Something Sweet" Stamp Set by SU!
SU! Corner punch, dies, and Chocolate Chip Ink and brad
Flowers and blue brads from stash
Copic Markers in: 
E000,E00,E04, E11, E21, R20
RV93, RV95, YR23, YR24, Y32
E15, E17, E18, E31, E35, E37, E51, E55

Here is a close up of the coloring:

And a picture of the inside of the card:






Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Open-Minded Creative Fun "Summer Foods" Challenge - The East Wind

Hello friends,

I am coming to you today to share with you a fun "Summer Food" challenge just starting over at "Open-Minded Crafting Fun" challenge blog. Which summer food is your favorite? I love the fruits that come available in the summer, like watermelon and strawberries. That is why I choose this image by one of our amazing sponsors, "The East Wind". Other sponsors this week include "Digi Stamps 4 Joy", "Oak Pond Creations", and "Whoopsi Daisy Designs". Please click on their names above to visit their websites. Between all 4 sponsors they have such an array of images to choose from. Stop by the "Open-Minded Crafting Fun" Challenge blog to see what other projects the rest of the design team members made this week.

 Ingredients for this card:
The East Wind "Strawberry Shortcake" digital image
Spellbinders Die
Martha Stewart around the corner punch set
Ribbon and bling from stash
Copic Markers in the following colors:
E000,E00,E04, E11, E21,E33, E35, E37, E39
R20, R22, R24, R27, R56, RV21, C1

Here is a closer look at the coloring.

 
And the finished inside of the card. 


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