Friday, January 18, 2013

Coming into my last semester as a Nursing Student ... Been uber busy of late & haven't made a card in what seems like a lifetime ... Argh! Going through withdrawal.

Hope to be back soon to check out all the wonderful projects you all have out there and to post a few of my own creations.

Take Care all & have a wonderful day, week, month.

Monday, January 16, 2012

This week at Stamps R Us!

This next fortnight's sponsor at Stamps R Us is Bugaboo Digital Stamps

Such a great collection of whimsical images - you're sure to be delighted!

I chose the Big Bow Topper this time and colored her with Copics then cut her out and popped her up in a square of blues to look like a window.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts, popped up even further.

Hope you like it enough to check out the Bugaboo storefront yourself!  Make sure to post your card over at Stamps R Us.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Welcome to Tiffany Doodles' Blog Hop!


Thank you for joining us at Tiffany Doodles for our first blog hop of 2012! We're so glad you're here! It's ALSO the second anniversary of Tiffany Doodles!

You're going to find lots of inspiration along the way, from several talented ladies. Be sure to leave each of them a comment by Sunday the 15th for your chance to win something of your choice from the Tiffany Doodles catalog! That's 19 chances to win! All winners will be announced on the Tiffany Doodles Blog on Wednesday January 18th.

If you've arrived from Charlene's blog, you're in the right place! If this is your first stop, please go back to Jessica's blog so you don't miss anything!

Here's a cute card I made using one of Tiffany's Ice Cream Tree images.

As you can see, I printed the same image on 2 different designer papers for a whimsical ice cream cone. I then shaded with W1-3 Copics for a bit more dimension. These were layered and popped up for dimension. The ribbon is supposed to simulate the pretty package, and the sentiment was computer generated. Click on this Ice Cream Tree link to see all (5) images that are in the set.

Now that you've seen what I came up with for my special someone, head over to Karen's blog to see what she came up with. I promise you, you won't be disappointed.

And don't forget to comment in order to be eligible to win a special image from Tiffany's gallery.

Thanks for stopping by - Happy Blogging!

Collette

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Blog Hop Coming up for Tiffany Doodles


Coming next week - Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop.  Head over to her store to see some of her newest releases and look at some of her tried & true images.  All of our Design Team Members have created wonderful projects with loads of Tiffany's fabulous digital images.  I actually have several in the works, just not sure which one I'll showcase.  You'll have to stop in to see and take a hop along the trail.
See you next week!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Going Through Withdrawal!

Oh My!  Haven't made a card in weeks.  I use card-making and scrabbooking as a release or soother, so can you image my stress level of late when I haven't had the chance to take it down a notch?  Well, this semester of Nursing School is over, so on to the next bit ... see if I can't manage graduating college at the same time my darling daughter graduates from High School.  It's a race, and it's ON!

Had a chance this weekend to do some coloring, so made up some cards using some of Tiffany Doodles' new designs, but forgot I can't post them until the release date.  In the meantime, head over to Tiffany's to see her latest releases, and keep an eye open here to find out when the new lovlies come out!

In the meantime, wishing all my friends and loved ones a VERY Merry Holiday season!  Please enjoy the time you spend with your family and friends and celebrate the true meaning behind this season.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Leaf Breast Cancer Behind - WT346 at SplitcoastStampers challenge

This month over at SplitcoastStampers, the http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/ways-use-f46/"> Ways to Use it Challenges are geared around October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we're encouraged to use the color pink in our projects.  This week, the challenge is to use leaves. 

I took this digital image from Tiffany Doodles' Fall is Here set and digitally recolored them in various shades of pink before randomly scattering them around the edge of the 4x6 frame.  I also used one of Tiffany's sentiments from the Lipstick set (found under the Fashion line.)  Once the card was all put together, I added some diamond Stickles to the leaf veins for some sparkle.  I love, love, love the way this turned out ... and I'm not normally fond of all pink.

Hope you like it too.  Let me know what you think - Always love to hear your comments.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Here's another lovely from A Day For Daisies' October Club Kit

Here's yet another beauty from Tammy over at A Day For Daisies.  This is also from her October Club Kit which can be found here.

I chose the image of the Teacher and colored her and her student with Copics.  I sponged a cloudy sky in afterwards.

I did a little distressing, a little stitching, layered the labels with a Spellbinders die and an SU label punch, added some pearls and called it a day. 

Love these images ... coloring them always puts me in a mellow place.  Hope you like this card and give A Day for Daisies a chance if you haven't already.

I also showed this over at Creatalicious Challenges where the theme was Distressed edges.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lady in Red

Love this digital image from A Day For Daisies, called Red Lady.

I colored her with Copics then added some clear glitter gel/glossy accent dots to the jewels in her hair and earring.  I then used the beaded oval nestability to die cut her and then embossed it.  Sponged over before removing it from the die with some worn lipstick from Tim Holtz.  I stitched around the designer paper before adding the trim and grosgrain ribbon.  Finished it off with an SU sentiment stamped in rose red, punched with a label punch & layered on rose red punched mat and some strategically placed pearls.  The image panel is popped up for dimension, as is the sentiment panel.

Hope you like it - I love it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 21, 2011

New release over at Tiffany Doodles today

Today over at Tiffany Doodles, there's 2 new releases - Snow Cabin and Christmas Sentiments. 

I used the Christmas sentiments on this first card (along with the Christmas Trees from last year.)  I put the sentiment inside the Label 10 before printing.

I digitally colored the base of the tree and then shadowed with some W3/5 before adding Stickles for the ornaments.  The sentiment panel is popped up for dimension and then I finished it off with a stitched red ribbon threaded through the slots.

Since I was thinking holidays, my next card uses the Christmas Postcard Set, which I printed out on kraft.  The tree in the corner barely showed up on the kraft, so I smudged a little green chalk to bring it out.  All of the stamps/greetings were popped up for dimension after sponging the edges & distressing for an aged look.  That mat is actually a hunter green, no matter how light I got, I couldn't bring that out.  I finished this one with some twine.

Hope you like them both!  Thanks for stopping by!

Boo To You! and some others

Okay, I'm not one to give out Halloween cards, but these images were just too cute to pass up. Tiffany Doodles has a ton of digital images that you're sure to fall in love with!

This first card uses the Curly Tree image that I filled in with black before printing.  The sentiment is from the new Scary Words. I used a circle mask to color the sky with a brayer and NQN ink then used the reverse mask to sponge in the moon.  The sentiment panel was colored with prismacolored pencils/gamsol.  Finished with some digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs and some black stitched ribbon.

I had loads of fun for my second card.   This image is also from Tiffany Doodles' Scary Words set.  Ever have those candy corn?  I'm totally addicted to them until I've had a couple of handfuls and then I'm miserable (at least until the next time they're offered).  I used my Copics to give this "BOO" a candy corn appearance before cutting the word out.  Once again, I picked some digital paper from Bearly Mine designs and then added a black flourish (Tim Holtz) and trim  (Spellbinders) and popped the BOO up for dimension.

Had fun making these, but not sure where they're going to end up.
Thanks for stopping by!