Friday, February 26, 2010

TCC Feature Friday – Lillies



Hi Bloggers!  Thanks for stopping by to check out my Feature Friday post with The Character Cafe


Today I am using Lillies and they are SOOOO pretty!  A very easy image to color too! 



I used BV00, BV02, BV04, YG03 and G82 on the image and the Silver Spica pen on the details of the flowers.  If you haven’t used the Spica pens yet, you really should check them out!  They add a beautiful detail to your finished project!!! 



Nope, I didn’t go pull those eggs out from under a chicken to put in the picture with my card.  Those eggs aren’t real…they’re porcelain!  I just thought the Easter grass and the eggs would add a nice touch.  Now don’t start thinking I’m going to get all artsy in my photo-taking…because I’m really not sure that’ll happen!  ;o)



Here is a photo of my card opened up!  I colored two images for this card.  One is on the outside and one is on the inside.  That way when the card gets opened up, you still see the image.  I added some white gel pen doodling around the edges for the front of the card to add a little “something” to it.  Oh!  And I almost forgot that I used the Spellbinders Deckled Edge Nestibilities Die to cut out the image and the opening for the front of the card.


Hopefully you can swing by our other DT members’ blogs to see what they have for you this week!


Check back soon!  I’ve got a Copic tutorial coming up for you!!!


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

InStyle Stamps Freebie


The InStyle Stamps Blog is giving away a digital freebie for making a post on your blog with the name of the stamped image you want. 

I think I want “Lina”!  :O)

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Copic Butterfly Card - FLICKING


Do you use Copic markers?  If so, you will love this technique!  It’s called “flicking” or “feathering”…and it’s so easy!!!  I learned it from Bob’s video

This was an easy card to put together!  I went with the colors in the cardstock and patterned paper for the butterfly and stained glass window. 



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Monday, February 15, 2010

House Mouse DT – Challenge #2




Hi Blogger Friends!

The House Mouse and Friends blog is hosting challenge #2, which is “HAPPY”!  The DT has put together some precious projects to help inspire you to create something “Happy” for someone special.  It can be anything from Happy Anniversary, to Happy Birthday, to just plain Happy!  So, put your thinking cap on and BE HAPPY with us!!!  ;o)

Below is my project showing my Happy Hoppers with their party hats on!  This card went to my niece for her 11th birthday. 

~*~  Happy Birthday, Lena!  ~*~



For this project I used:

  • Image – Happy Hoppers Party Hoppers
  • Stickles – Star Dust
  • Copics – C1, C3, C5, C7, E29, E39, E31, RV00, E13, YR16, B00, G24, E33, E27, E37, RV32, E97
  • Corner Punch – EK Success Basket Weave
  • Ribbon & Button – from my stash!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  The Design Team and I hope you will play along with us on this challenge!  Be sure to spread the word to your friends! 

The winner from this challenge will win the following products, provided by Cindy with Stamping Scrapping:

Morning Kick Start AND your choice of ONE of the following Scent My Cards scents:  Hot Cocoa, Coffee OR Irish Coffee!

If you haven’t experienced the aroma of Cindy’s Scent My Cards, you are MISSING OUT!  These are amazing and smell exactly like the name of the scent!

Also, please make sure you stop by and give our DT members some love:



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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Character Cafe – Feature Friday - COLOR CHALLENGE



THANK YOU for stopping by today to check out our blog posts for The Character Cafe Feature Friday! 

Before I get started on my info for today’s project, I need to give you some VERY important info from last week’s blog hop!!!  As you may recall, each DT member is giving away the digital image she worked with to one lucky person who left a comment on her blog!  I worked with Ballerina Allison, so……….


Penny said... I love your use of the image! My daughters are little ballerina's in training.. Thanks for sharing

Okay, now that I’ve made that announcement, on with today’s info!  Today is a COLOR CHALLENGE, chosen by Sara!  She chose the colors pink, blue and yellow.

Above is a sneak peek of what my card looks like.  I added Spica Glitter to the scallops on the wings and to the highlight of the heart.  Do you know how impossible it is to get good lighting when it’s gray, cloudy, rainy and gross outside?  LOL


Anywho, here is the picture of my card:


I chose to do a SQUARE card!  The measurements for the layers:

  • card base – 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Striped layer – 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
  • Yellow layer – 5x5
  • Flower layer – 4 3/4 x 4 3/4
  • two strips of paper scraps for the mid-section under the image to break it up a bit

For this card, I used:

  • Image – Cupie from The Character Cafe
  • American Crafts papers
  • Nestibilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large (the largest one)
  • Spica Pens – Lemon (wings), Baby Blue (heart), Clear (eyes)
  • Copics – B32, B34, Y08, Y11, RV32, RV34, V15, V17, RV00

Please make sure you visit our other DT members to see what they have in store for you this week!!!


Thanks for visiting…and have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!


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Friday, February 05, 2010

The Character Cafe – BLOG HOP RELEASE - Ballerina Allison


Thank you for stopping by today for The Character Cafe February New Release Blog Hop!  You should have hopped here from Angie E.  If not, please start at The Character Cafe and follow the links back here.  You won’t want to miss this!  There are some really cute images, a freebie along the way and prizes to win!  :o)




My image assignment this week is for Ballerina Allison!  I am SO excited about this image!!!  I asked Kendra from The Character Cafe to create a ballerina image for my daughter, Allison…and SHE DID!!! 



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Okay, so here is a close-up of what my image looks like!  Isn’t she pretty??  I just love her!  But then, I may be a tad bit biased???  NAH!




I colored this image using my Copic markers, then took some blending solution on a paper towel and dabbed it on the skirt and leotard to give it a bit of texture.  I added a thin line of Star Dust Stickles around the skirt and for a tiara look on her bun.  I also used a little on the edges of the flowers, though you probably can’t see that.  (I’ve said it before and I’ll said it again…….I’m no photographer!!).  ;o)





This is my daughter, Allison.  It was NOT planned that she wear her ballet stuff.  I was in my scrap room finishing some things up.  When I went downstairs to give this to her, she had her ‘gear’ on so I thought a photo of her holding it might be cute.  Check out the way the flash hit those colors!  EEK!!!




And here is a shot of the entire frame.  Yeah…it’s crooked…so!?  You try taking a photo of something hanging on a hook on a wall above your head and see if you can get it straight!!  LOL 


What I used for this project:

  • Purple Frame – Michaels clearance
  • Patterned Paper – Me & My BIG ideas
  • Basic Grey Designer Glazed Brads
  • Lace – from my stash
  • Bling – Star Dust Stickles
  • Copics – C5, C7, C9, E00, E02, 3EE, E39, E37, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV10, RV13, Blending Solution


Oh, I guess you want DETAILS of the blog hop, huh? 

The blog hop order:

1) The Character Cafe Store
2) Piali - Boots
3) Lola - Monkey Lovin
4) Rachel - Benjamin Bunny
5) Angie C - Cupie
6) Deanne - Forever Friends
7) Diane - Love Buggy (Freebie)
8) Angie E - Lillies
9) Billie - Ballerina Allison
10) Fink - Boots
11) Sara - Sweet Rosebud
12) Heather - Monkey Lovin
13) The Character Cafe Blog

How would you like to win some of the cute images you’ve seen today??  To do so, follow these guidelines:

  • Hoppers need to comment on everyone's blogs
  • Become a follower if you aren’t already a follower
  • Watch for the freebie along the way…you should have already picked it up if you went in order!  ;o)
  • Each Design Team member will give away the digital image she worked with this week.  The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the comments left.
  • Create something with a TCC image/freebie and you can enter to win the entire February Release as well as the opportunity to be Guest Designer for Feb 19th's Feature Friday
  • Hoppers can comment on the Cafe blog for a chance to win 4 (Feb) new releases of their choice

As usual, if you buy something and then win it, The Character Cafe will refund for your winnings, substitute images or give a gift certificate for the store

Thanks for stopping by today…please hop on over to FINK to see what she has in store for you this week!


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