Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Actually DO Scrapbook!

Going back through my blog I see that I don’t really post my scrapbooking pages all that much.  I really do scrapbook quite often, but I never think about entering them into contests or anything AND I have been making more cards since I started blogging.

So, starting now I am going to make more of an effort to post my pages as well as my cards.  Today I will share something I finished very recently:


I am so excited by how this turned out.  The paper roses and the bronze-y looking ribbon flowers are handmade in an effort to look like Prima flowers.  The white and brown paper flowers actually ARE Prima so I am glad the two were able to blend so nicely.


SEI Designer Cardstock: Holly Lane: “Garland”  | Colored Cardstock: BBP and DCWV | Recollections Pearls | Making Memories: Eclectic Meal Signs: Baby and Deco Metal Stickers: Copper | Prima Flowers | Inks: Fiskars (Gold) and Brilliance (Platinum Planet) |Wood-Patterned paper, Leaves, and Ribbon: Stash


P. S. I just found out that I’m a Guest DT for TOMIC next challenge!  I am so excited!  I will be posting that project soon.

Till then, keep it royal people, keep it royal!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Faux Prima Flowers!

I have two firsts to share with you tonight. Number one I am making my first post via blogger for Android! I know, I'm pretty cool, right?
Second, I have made my first attempt at creating faux Prima flowers.
I am honestly not sure how this post will look, but I'm going to check it immediately so, not to worry. :)
Hope you like them!

Friday, July 22, 2011

My first TOMIC entry: A Pirate’s Life for Me

If you are looking for the Guest DT project, go here.

Hello there! I am posting my first TOMIC entry and boy was it time-consuming to put one of these things together! But, I am very happy with the results!


Isn’t it so cute? I colored Tilda and Edwin with a lot of restraint in the hopes that I would get “higher” highlights. Here are some close-ups:


Tip for Top Tip: Use embossing folders and then cut them apart to create cool elements like water:


I am so happy with the way the this texture fade looks used for the ship deck that T&E are sitting on. Smile


Stamps: Pirate Tilda and Edwin and Pirate booty by Magnolia, Lighthouse from Tiddly Inks, and Pirate Flag from Little Scraps of Heaven | Colored with Copics | Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls spray | Embossing: Tim Holtz texture fade and Cuttlebug swirls | Pearls: Recollections | Pirate Ship and oval Porthole frame created in MTC | Cardstock: BBP, DCWV, and Recollections | Buttons and netting: Stash


Entered in:

TOMIC: Nautical

Paper Pretties: Embossing

Divas by Design: Pastels

Top Tip: Shaped Cards

Craft Your Passion: Use script

iCopic: Pastels

Kaboodle Doodles: Embossing

Simon Says Stamp and Show... Embossing


Honestly this is much more pastel in person. I know ALL the girls say that!

Be royal queenies!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sweet Princess Card.

I am super proud of this card.  I created it as part of two bids I am making for Design Team positions.  I am crossing my fingers that I make it on to one (both would be awesome too!).  The heart stickers, pink gems, “Princess” embellishment and the “make a WISH” stamp are all part of the EVER AFTER line from Pebbles Inc. (such cute, good-quality products from them) and the blond cutie there on the front is “60s Ivy” from Tickled Pink Stamps.

The photo shows it in the open position. I love how it turned out and I think it is one of my best ones yet!


Stamps: Tickled Pink and Pebbles Inc. | Flowers: Yellow and White from Prima and Pink are handmade ribbon flowers with iTop brad centers | Punche: Crown from Martha Stewert | Card Base: Home D├ęcor frame from Cricut | Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket | Cardstock: BBP and Recollections | Brads: iTop | Pink Frame: Stash


Entered In:

Simon Says Stamp!: Anything Goes

Shopping Our Stash: Something You’ve Been Hoarding (I have been hoarding the Pebbles Inc. supplies because I didn’t want to use them up too fast!)

iCopic Challege: Birthday


Remember, it’s good to be queen!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Challenge Cards Part Deux


A few more cards, a few more challenges….


Digital Stamp: Rick St. Dennis | iTop punches, 3” Circle, 11/2” and 1” oval punches (Marvy) | Copics | Glimmer Mist in Santa Baby | Distress Ink in Tea Dye | Staples and Paper from stash


Entered in:

Creative Inspiration Challenge: Red, White, and Blue

Fashionista Friday: Patriotic

Stamp Insanity: Anything Goes



Stamps: Magnolia and Cloud 9 Design | Colored with Copics | Patterned and Solid Cardstock: DCWV | Nesting Flower punch: Martha Stewart | Circle edger: Fiskars


Entered in:

Pile It On: Favorite Technique (handmade roses using nesting flowers)

Wags 'n Whiskers: Birthdays

Fab 'n Funky: Purple Haze


It’s good to be queen, people. Have a nice day!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Challenge Cards

Hello!  I’ve Been working hard on some card challenges.


Paper: Basic Grey “Oliver” line | Cardstock: BBP | Wish Ticket: tim Holtz | Stamps: Stampabilities and Lil’ Cuzin Lloyd*


*The character that is featured in this card is an original drawing from a line of digis (Lil’ Cuzinz) I am planning on releasing in the near future.  Please do not reproduce.  I hope you like him!


Entered in:

Fussy and Fancy: Sketch

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes




Paper: Boxer, The Paper Studio, Co’rdinations | Cardstock: DCWV | Flowers: Prima | Flower Ribbon: Pebbles | Stamps: Raindrop Echo Designs and Tiddly Inks | Pearls from stash


Entered in:

Pink {INK} Sketch Challenge: Sketch

Fairy Fun Fridays: Swirls and Pearls

Charisma Cardz: All About Flowers



That’s all for now!  More to come soon!

Remember, it’s good to be queen!