Thursday, May 31, 2012


Yes, the challenge closes tonight. Yes, I'm posting with an hour left. Yes, I believe procrastinating is not a good character trait. Yes, I failed in improving. Here is the card I finished six hours ago. Yes, I am just now taking a photo and posting.

I used the image provided by Doodle Pantry. I searched through all my digital sentiments and found this one by Create with TLC. I thought it was perfect.

Supplies: Copics B21, B24, B26, C1, C3, C5, E23, E25, E27, E50, E57, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, Blender; Card stock Neenah Solar White and Echo Park Happy Days; Glossy Accents.

The answer is on the inside of the card: Because it had a split personality.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


My Distress Markers arrived! So I had to wait a few extra months, but FINALLY I get to play. I hope Ranger learned from this release.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Once again I'm pushing the deadline with the CDAC Progressive Challenge. I'm still coloring as I type. And it's not helping I'm watching 'Dancing with the Stars' at the same time.

After I started coloring, I realized DH took the camera. He is out of state. Now what? I guess I'm going to try my phone and see how it works. But I have to finish coloring first!

Okay, so the phone is not a good idea. I'll have to take another picture when the camera gets home this weekend.  Sorry, for the disservice to the image.

I chose the image by Designed2Delight. The buggy just kept calling me.

The base paper is Coredinations Foundations Mediterranean. The green is out of the Basic Grey Picadilly 6x6 pad. As usual, I printed the image on Neenah Solar White cover and colored with Copics: BG05, BV04, E23,  E25, E27, E29, E31, E33, E34, E35, R02, R05, R08, V05, W3, W5, W7 and Y04. The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things VIP kit and the flowers are Hero Arts CL265 Adorable Baby Girl.

The more I look at that picture, the worse it gets.

I printed the buggy on the green paper, colored the Neenah copy, cut it out and popped it up on 1/16" foam dots. I also stamped the flowers on the green and Neenah. I was dumb enough to cut those flowers out and glue them directly to the background.

That photo is really, really ugly. I'm going to bed.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Cut Above

Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, Nichol Magouirk and many guest designers taught 'A Cut Above' at Online Card Classes. Of course, I discovered I 'need' a lot more tools. I don't have near enough dies.

And I'm ready to head to Ranger and take my Distress Pens. I ordered them over two months ago. The store I pre-ordered through has sent three emails apologizing for the delay. I want to know just what was Ranger thinking? How could they have not expected the response to these pens?

Back to the class and the fun to be had there!

Day 1, Step Up Your Die Cutting. I could handle this one!

I used three of the Hero Arts and Sizzix stamps and diecuts: 657773 Antique Flowers & Butterflies, 657776 Floral and 657852 Garden Flowers. The butterfly is the only one I used both the stamp and die! One stem is from Garden Flowers and the other two from HA CL379 Stamp a Garden. Two of the flowers are from Floral with the third from Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals. Talk about mixing things up!

The flowers have Distress Inks Fired Brick and Spun Sugar on the edges. The stems are Shabby Shutters. The sentiment, HA CL139 Birthday Messages, was done with Memento Tuxedo Black.

The design papers are from Echo Park's This & That 6x6 pad. The brad in the center flower is from 7 Gypsies, I think, and the other two centers are from Making Memories. The green cardstock was cut with Spellbinder's S4-129 Classic Scalloped Squares Small.

My intent was to keep up with this class. The intent and the actuality obviously did not meet. Now to work my way through the rest of the class. DH will be gone on business this week so he won't have a clue as to how much time I spend with my toys. :D

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Another Tag

I looked at those tags from the Taylored Expressions April Key Ingredients Subscription kit, found a sentiment from Hero Arts CL148 Happiness Messages, an image from Bugaboo Stamps and put them together. These are not colors I would normally use but that kit made it so easy.

The design paper, Simple Stories Fabulous, is zig-zagged onto brown cardstock, both from the kit. I threaded the ribbon, which is also in the kit, on the tag and tied a square knot. To save ribbon, it is wrapped around the sides of the card front and taped about 1/2" on the back. No point in using ribbon you can't see!

I colored Stella with Copics B000, BG72, BG78, C3, C5, C7, E00, E41, E21, E42, E44, E47, E49, E50, R11, R81, R83, R85, Y26 YR14, YR68 and the Blender. As Stella is so excited about another birthday, I added Spica Clear, Gold, Orange and Pink for some shine. She was then mounted on lagoon cardstock. Finally, I used Distress Ink Wild Honey around the edges of the card before adding all the pieces.

Here's to counting the days until the next kit arrives!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Several months ago I signed up for the monthly Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions. I am always leery of purchasing something I didn't pick out but I have had so much fun with them I'm glad I joined. There have been a couple of items I would never have bought but I've used them and they work! These kits are getting me out the rut I didn't know I was in. :)

Taylor also has a subscriber challenge. As April's kit had tags in it, the theme is "Tag You're It." I must admit, I didn't use one of the kit's tags but used Sizzix's Tags, Scallop Combo #2 and cut it from one of the papers in the kit.
I colored the Pure Innocence Bunch of Blooms with Copics, BG72, BG78, C3, C5, C7, E00, E21, E23, E25, E27, E50, R11, R81, R83, R85, R89, Y38, YG63, YG67, YR14, YR68. The blue flowers and green leaves are from Making Memories. The sentiment is from Hero Arts CL231 Happy Hello. Everything else is from the kit.

I now need to challenge myself and use a tag from the kit!