Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Character Cafe Feature Friday




Why oh why do I insist on waiting until the last minute to do a project?  I know when they’re due…I just procrastinate!  UGH!  I couldn’t decide on an image, so I colored the sunflower with Copics, then printed out the “Keep Out” sign, toyed with the idea of using “The Big Catch” image.  *sigh*  Anyway, here is what I finally came up with and what I used - LOL:

  • Image – The Character Cafe
  • Screwdriver Brads – Recollections
  • Patterned Paper – DMD Casual
  • Buttons – from my stash
  • Twine – Kite string…ha ha!!!
  • Copics – E27, E37, E31

Thanks for stopping by!  Keep checking back!  I have a lot of projects in the works for the coming week.  Hopefully they’ll all make it on to paper!  ;o)


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Whiff of Joy - Friendship is…



Full image of the card front


Close-up of Willow

I just love this Whiff of Joy image – Willow with Hot Chocolate.  Isn’t she just PRECIOUS!?  She was really fun and easy to color too! 

Here’s what I used:

  • Image – Whiff of Joy
  • Patterned Paper – DCWV Posies Glitter Print Verticle Posies (yes, that is the way they spelled it)
  • Flower – Prima Pastel Purple Milk bottle
  • Flower Center – Bella Donuts
  • Rhinestones – Recollections
  • Sentiment – My Sentiments Exactly!
  • Ribbon – from stash
  • Sheen on cup - Aleene’s Paper Glaze
  • Copics – B32, 0, B26, E33, E99, E27, E50, E53, C1, C3, C5, C7, V09,
  • Ranger Alcohol Ink Pen with Wild Plum
  • White Frame - SCAL

Thanks for stopping by!  :o)


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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our Friendship is…




I used the same House Mouse image, colors and sketch as the last card.  Something’s different?  Yes, it is.  I rotated it, used a different color ribbon, used a different sentiment and went over the tub a few more times with the purple to make it darker.  This sentiment is also from The Angel Company.  :o)



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House Mouse Challenge #48




House Mouse Challenge #48 is to use a sketch.  It was a cute sketch too!!! 

I used:

  • House Mouse – Bunny Bath
  • All colored papers – American Crafts
  • Ribbon – Target Dollar spot & it matched perfectly!
  • Sentiment – The Angel Company
  • Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
  • Bling – Shining
  • Copics – C1, C3, C5, C7, BV02, BV00, E02

I also stamped the bunny image on the outside of the envelope and left it uncolored.  And in case you can’t tell, the bunny’s tub is a light purple color.  I tried and tried to get the colors to come through right, but this is as close as I could get it….

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Daisy Card




Isn’t Daisy just THE cutest thing you’ve EVER seen?  I don’t know about you, but I usually stamp and color an image once and want to move on to another one…a habit I need to break!!  THIS ONE I could color over and over and over!!!!

I used:

  • Daisy Stamp – by THE Elisabeth Bell
  • Patterned Paper – Martha Stewart Girl Pad
  • Buttons – from my stash
  • Bling - “Shining” stickers
  • Thought Bubble – Wild Card Cartridge
  • Sentiment – My Sentiments Exactly!
  • Copics – G24, G82, B32, B24, E27, E37, E50, E21, E29, Y06, Y08, R29, G05
  • Envelope – Fiskars Threading Water Punch

Thanks for looking!!


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Owl Whimsy Blog Hop




Thanks for hopping along on the Owl Whimsy Blog hop! 

For this week’s project I used:

  • Sunflower Image – Owl Whimsy
  • Copics – Y08, E29, E27, E37 and G05
  • Ribbon
  • Patterned Paper – The Paper Studio “The Basics” Stack
  • Sentiment – My Sentiments Exactly!
  • Sun is from “Shining Style”.  They’re used to bling up cell phones and MP3 players.  ha!

Be sure to read all of the blogs carefully…someone will be offering a freebie along the way!  Now hop on over to Jana to see what she has to show you! 

And in case you get lost, here is the blog hop order:



Elaine W



Thanks for stopping by! 

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Friday, July 24, 2009

The Character Cafe Feature Friday



It’s FRIDAY!!!!  And Friday not only means it’s time for the weekend, but it also means it’s time for Feature Friday at The Character Cafe!  This week we have a guest DT member – Verda!  Please make sure and visit her site to see what she has in store for you. 

OH!  And this project is for the Copic Creations “Botanicals” challenge.  

Here’s what I used for my project:

  • Sunflower & Sentiment – The Character Cafe
  • Copics – YG63, G29, Y06, Y08, Y17M E37, E27, E99
  • Skittles – pre-colored…I think it was Latte!
  • Patterned Paper – The Paper Studio “The Basics”
  • Dew Drop Ink – Hint of Pesto, Sky Blue, Jumbo Java

I’m not sure if you can tell from the photo, but I did this as a tri-fold card.  It’s my first one and it was really easy!  :o)

And while you’re checking out Feature Friday pages, why not check out the rest of the DT?

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Under The Sea




The Scrappy Frogs challenge this week is “Under The Sea”.  I already had this digital image colored from our beach trip, so I decided to use it.  VERY simple since I printed the image so big (oops!).  Here’s what I used:

  • Underwater Scene – Dustin Pike
  • Thought Bubble – Wild Card Cartridge
  • Aleene’s Paper Glaze (for the bubbles)
  • Dolphin – SCAL
  • Thinking of You Sentiment – My Sentiments Exactly!
  • Googly eye – okay, only the bead from inside it because my dolphin needed an eye!  ;o)
  • Copics – B32, B26, YG17, E33, R24, E99, E21, YR07, Y06, Y08, B24, C1, BV02, B12, G05, BV00, B60, C3, C5, C7

Is it just me or does anyone else feel like they’re calling out Bingo #s when they’re referring to Copic #s!  ha ha ha!!!

Hope everyone is having a great day and I’ll see you TOMORROW for The Character Cafe’s Feature Friday post.  Woohoo!!!


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House Mouse Challenge #47 says “White on White”.  I thought this was going to be difficult and boring, but it wasn’t nearly as hard as last week’s “No Coloring” challenge! 

I colored my image a few days ago and while I couldn’t sleep last night, I put the rest of this card together.  It was SO easy and I really like the finished result.  Here’s what I used:

  • PAPER – Georgia Pacific Image Plus Cardstock
  • COPICS – C1, C3, C5, C7, 0, RV000, RV02, RV10, E33
  • RIBBON – from my stash
  • Cuttlebug Folder – Swiss Dots
  • Frame – Fam-Bjork

That’s probably the least # of items I’ve used on a card in a long time!  2_small



An angled view of my card.



An up-close view of the bunny & frame.  Isn’t this bunny just too cute?!?  And yes, I know most bunnies are brown, but I wanted HER gray!  ha!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

The Character Cafe Blog Hop




Thanks for joining in on The Character Cafe blog hop!  You should have come to my blog by way of Shelley.  If not, please go back to The Character Cafe DT page and start there to make sure you get all of the code letters for a freebie!

Today’s image is Bertien Friend.  I used:

  • Skittles – colored with Ranger Alcohol ink in Lettuce
  • Stickles – Black Diamond, Waterfall, Green, Cinnamon and Yellow
  • Cardstock – Yellow is from Cardstock Online and Pink is from Stampin’ Up!
  • Sentiments is from My Sentiments Exactly!
  • Patterned Paper – Me & My Big Ideas ‘sunshine’ paper pack
  • Copics – 0, G82, YG17, E37, B34, Y06, Y08, B60, R29, YR07 AND C-7

Thanks for stopping by!  My code for today is “J”.  Make sure you collect all the pieces of the code along the way.  The code is good for 30% off at The Character Cafe.  And be sure to check ALL the blogs along the way…one of them has a freebie!  ;o)

Now, hope along to Elaine for the next letter in the code. 

In case you get lost along the way, here is the route you should be taking.  :o)


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Friday, July 17, 2009

The Character Cafe Feature Friday




The Character Cafe will be releasing their new July images on Monday.  And with those new releases with be another BLOG HOP!  SO, be sure to check back with me on MONDAY to follow along with the blog hop, see what new releases you’re just dying to have, get access to a freebie and check out what the Design Team has to show you. 

The above image is a sneak peek of what my assigned image looks like all decorated up!  It’s a super cute image…check back Monday to see the full project!  ;o)


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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #40




Cuttlebug Challenge #40 was to use their sketch.  I needed to make an anniversary card, so this is what I came up with.  Nope, no Copics were used in the making of this card!  ;o)  Actually, I started out with a Chelsea image, but I ran out of the color I needed right in the middle of it.  I called around to all the local stores and no one had the marker or re-inker that I needed, so I threw in the towel and went another route!  ha!  But I think I like the way it turned out…

Items used:

  • Skittles
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Duct Tape (foil air duct tape)
  • Patterned Paper and glittery vellum is from a Michaels clearance a while back
  • Date Stamp – Inkadinkado Months and Days
  • Ranger Alcohol Ink – Wild Plum
  • Cuttlebug Folder – Floral Fantasy

I didn’t have the color Skittles and buttons I wanted, so I pulled out the Ranger Alcohol Inks and dyed my own.  ;o)

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #46!




House Mouse Challenge #46 says NO COLORING!!!  I tell ya, it was hard as HECK not to color these cute little bunnies!! 

Here’s what I used for my card:

  • Happy Hoppers – Party Hoppers stamp
  • Decorative Accents – dyed with Ranger Alcohol Ink
  • Copic – to get the right color orange for my mat ;o)
  • Paper – all colored paper is from Archiver’s
  • Hat Color – homemade ‘glimmer mist’
  • Hat Texture – Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder

I used the card sketch from Blogabella even though I didn’t use a Bella stamp!  I will be doing a few more cards with this sketch, so I’m sure you’ll see a Bella on here eventually.  ;o)

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend…


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Monday, July 13, 2009

Owl Whimsy Blog Hop




Thanks for joining in on the Owl Whimsy Blog Hop!  You should have linked to me from Angi.  If not, please go back to Stephanie and start at the beginning. 

I am using a Sweetie image for today’s card.  Supplies used:

  • Prima Flowers
  • Copics – E50, E00, E33, E99, BG10, 0, BV31, C-1, C-3, E27, BV02 AND RV42
  • Skittles
  • Decorative Accents

The flowered paper was from a “baby girl” kit by Colorbok.

And guess what?  By stopping by my blog today, you will be receiving the Sweetie image above, for FREE!  Just click HERE.  This file will be available for 7 days or the first 100 downloads, whichever comes first. 

Now, please hop over to visit Elaine

In case you get lost along the way or hit a dead-end, here is the path you should be hopping on:








Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!!  :o)

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Allison’s Card – age 5




This is Allison’s card for the Scrapping Piglet challenge blog.  She picked out these My Little Pony stickers a while back, so when I said the card needed to have an animal on it, she asked for these.  The child has a great memory, I tell you!  The flower on the tail is a Prima. 

Thanks for looking!

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Birthday Card




I’m finally getting back into the groove of things between being at the beach for over a week, my birthday, being sick, etc.  I hope this will get my juices flowing again because I have a lot to get done…

This card is for my Grandmother, who’s birthday is this weekend.  I used:

  • Envelope, card and cupcake pieces cut at 5 1/4” - Wild Card Cartridge
  • Stickles – Spiced Marmalade & Yellow
  • Glitter 3D Fabric Paint – White and Pink
  • Sentiment – See-D’s
  • Copics
  • Misc Paper

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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