Monday, November 30, 2009

LPSC44 - An Old Sketch Is New Again!

It's MONDAY!! That wonderful long weekend flew by! We got a lot done though. I hope you did too, and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

But yes, it's Monday, which means another great challenge from {Little Paper Shop}!!! We have a WEEKLY challenge, posted each Monday, fully funded by the generous Julia with PRIZES, and the Design Team brings new inspiration. It's a good thing. Embrace the Monday!

This week we have a sketch for you. Well, sort of. This week's challenge is to choose an old LPS challenge sketch and reuse it to make a holiday card! Keyword: LPSC44. You can see the sketch I chose {LPSC05} below, and lots of other choices for your creative enjoyment on the LPS store blog.

A nice classic sketch, and I simplified by making a 4" square card. Patterned paper is Basic Grey Wassail, cardstock colors are Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Sahara Sand. A fairly simple card today but definitely a Christmas classic in color and style!

Be sure to visit the LPS store blog and the other DT members' blogs to see all the inspiration with our recycled sketches! AND, if you play along with our challenge this week you'll be entered to win LPS stamps!! Check out the details on the LPS store blog this morning - you will have until Sunday night to enter on this week's post on the LPS store blog and the winner will be announced there next Monday morning. Happy stamping!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Prettie Peek - Unknown Blessings

Welcome back to blogland! Have you come out of your turkey coma? ;-) Well, I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and a productive Black Friday, if you chose to shop. I am back today with a another Prettie Peek of the upcoming December Release sets from Paper Pretties! This one is called Unknown Blessings.

I think this is a great set! Wonderful sentiments and images both. I have drooled over some of the mailbox sets in the past but now I'm glad I waited! The December release sets will be available next week from the
Pretties Boutique {December 1st}. We had so much fun last month using a well-known song for our peeks that we thought we'd try it again, and since we love giving things away, we'll have the same rules for prizes as last month - leave a comment on a card from the Prettie Peeks in the Pretties Gallery and we'll pick names for you to win the new releases! This month, in keeping with Christmas we've chosen a well known Christmas carol - Winter Wonderland!

Each day some of the Prettie Girls will upload their peek cards inspired by the song lyrics. If you stop by the
Pretties Gallery and leave that Prettie Girl a comment on her card, you'll have a chance to win the new set that has been used in that peek - make sense?

The contest will end December 2nd and the winners will be posted on the
Paper Clip. You can find the link to the specific cards in the Pretties Gallery on each blog post. So, lets get started! Don't forget to stop on by the party in the Paper Pretties Forum on December 1st at 8 PM EST for the big release.

Today's peeks are from:

Christi - Under the Sea
Jana - Time for Cake
me - Unknown Blessings

My inspirational were a bit tougher for today's card! In the end chose "He sings a love song, as we go along". That mailbox is overflowing with love letters, and there are button hearts a-plenty along the side. I needed a break from winter cards anyway so I went with a happy spring & love theme here. It still works with the lyrics - perfect! HERE is a direct link to my card in the Prettie Gallery. You have to be registered in order to comment, but it's fast, free and easy so don't worry about that!

I hope you've enjoyed the peeks, check out the other Prettie Girls today and through early next week for more inspiration from this upcoming release! Last thing before I go - a SALE!! Paper Pretties has ALL of their Thanksgiving, Christmas & winter stamps 30% off, now until November 30th. Wow!! Go check out the prettie options for a great holiday season {for YOU!!}.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Introducing Lady Sophia!

This is my second post of the day! Please scroll down to see my Victoria Case Stamps challenge card!

Happy Thanksgiving again! As promised, I am back with a special Prettie Peek of one of the upcoming December Release sets from Paper Pretties! Meet Lady Sophia.

Is she not fabulous?? I love her! Well, who doesn't love a good princess? She's so sweet! I am thrilled to be offering a peek at her for you this week - the December release sets will be available next week from the
Pretties Boutique {December 1st}. We had so much fun last month using a well-known song for our peeks that we thought we'd try it again, and since we love giving things away, we'll have the same rules for prizes as last month - leave a comment on a card from the Prettie Peeks in the Pretties Gallery and we'll pick names for you to win the new releases! This month, in keeping with Christmas we've chosen a well known Christmas carol - Winter Wonderland!

Each day some of the Prettie Girls will upload their peek cards inspired by the song lyrics. If you stop by the
Pretties Gallery and leave that Prettie Girl a comment on her card, you'll have a chance to win the new set that has been used in that peek - make sense?

The contest will end December 2nd and the winners will be posted on the
Paper Clip. You can find the link to the specific cards in the Pretties Gallery on each blog post. So, lets get started! Don't forget to stop on by the party in the Paper Pretties Forum on December 1st at 8 PM EST for the big release.

Today's peeks come from:

Christie - Joyful Heart
Heather - Unknown Blessings
me - Lady Sophia

HERE is the direct link to my card in the Pretties Gallery. My inspirational lyrics are "Gone away is the bluebird; Here to stay is a new bird". The colors are Groovy Guava, Basic Grey and Blush Blossom. Patterned paper is Basic Grey Porcelain. I used a sketch today, this is from the Diedrich Dare #12, a great sketch by Jack {you can see it on the blog}. Lady Sophia is colored with Copics, and I added glitter to her dress, shoes and hat. She's a-sparklin' in real life and she'll be available for you to buy next week!

Last thing before I go - a SALE!! With the economy still a little low and the holidays on the way, we figured you could all use a break to buy yourself a treat! SO, to celebrate Thanksgiving, Paper Pretties will be having ALL of their Thanksgiving, Christmas & winter stamps 30% off, now until November 30th. Wow!! Go check out the prettie options for a great holiday season {for YOU!!}.

Victoria Case Stamps Challenge #26

Happy Thanksgiving!! Today will be a two-post day, so come back in a bit for a SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK at the upcoming December release from Paper Pretties!

This first card is for this week's challenge on the Victoria Case Stamps Challenge Blog. It's a sketch, my favorite! I chose another of the images from the Every Day Gals; Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This is Suzanne, named for our DT lead, Suzanne Dean, one of the most talented papercrafters I know! I thought this would be an appropriate image for this week, since tomorrow is Black Friday!

She is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I also used the colors from the current Raspberry Suite color challenge {#19} from Dawn McVey, what a gorgeous one - the PTI colors of Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist & Lavender Moon! I even got them all in there!

You can see the sketch and lots more inspiration from the rest of the DT on the Victoria Case Stamps Challenge Blog. Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back in a bit with post #2.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

An Inspirational Prettie and a Mercy Sketch!

Hello again! It's Wednesday already, which is my Paper Pretties showcase day, with a new blog hop and challenge each week! Full details on the challenge can always be found on The Paper Clip.

We would love for you to ink up your Paper Pretties stamps and play along with us! This week's week's challenge comes from Christie, who gave us the great photo above and asked for inspiration from it. Fun!

I pulled my inspiration from these fabulous colors. Some of my favorites in there anyway, and lots of combination options! The image was an easy choice; I used this upcoming Mermaid Sophia stamp. I am so in love with her! Look at that gorgeous hair and her beautiful tail. She's perfect!

I also incorporated a sketch with this week's challenge, you know how much I love sketches!! This is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #49 {MTSC49} that was just revealed yesterday. Love those Mercy sketches! Here's it is for reference:

Ok, so that's the info on my card, and HERE are the challenge details - you really need to play along, it is well worth it!

How to Enter: Make a card following the challenge guidelines with any Paper Pretties stamps. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges album and use keyword PWC79.
Deadline: 6 PM EST Tuedsay, December 1st.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

That's it for me! You can head over to The Paper Clip when you're through here for more info and inspiration. Or, if you are just starting here at my blog, head on over to Christie's blog to start from the beginning.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

TIOT45 - Coffee Break!

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Welcome to this week's Try it out Tuesday from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design! This week our challenge is to BUTTON UP, use buttons on your project -- keyword: TIOT45!

I decided to combine this with this week's Copic Colour Challenge 40 - see below for the colors. Just perfect for this new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD image, Latte. Love it! I can just picture, springtime at a little cafe somewhere nice...like Italy. Wishful thinking? Hey, go big or go home!

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers of course. My buttons are from Basic Grey, as is the patterned paper. Unfortunately I don't have any of the AWESOME new glitter buttons from American Crafts that Susana is now stocking, so I had to make do with some Glitter Dots for extra "umph". {Not that I don't still love my Glitter Dots, but have you SEEN the American Crafts buttons??}. The ribbon and pink spiral clip are from my stash.

I hope you are inspired to grab your buttons and play along with us this week! I can always go for some well-placed buttons; and they have been neglected in my stamp room lately. So thanks to Suzanne for the challenge! That's it for me today, I'll see you tomorrow though, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Christmas Tree Sketch!

Welcome to the week! I can't believe it's Monday. I took the weekend off from blogging since it was my DS #2's birthday and DH & my wedding anniversary. So much to celebrate! But I'm back now with some inspiration for you from the {Little Paper Shop}. This week is actually a color challenge (see below) but I messed up when I made this card and forgot the color part. Don't know what happened there!

I used a sketch to make this card, Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #48 {MTSC48}. This one is for the current week, a new sketch will be up tomorrow. Here it is for reference:

My colors this week are Handsome Hunter, Summer Sun and Real Red. The CHALLENGE colors are Kraft, Real Red and Brown:

I started off by stamping the Christmas Tree from {Katie Christmas} in Handsome Hunter ink. I went over the whole tree with a clear Spica Glitter Pen, which added some shine and bled the water-based ink a little for a softer look. Stamped the star on top and colored with a yellow Spica Glitter Pen. Embossed the red and yellow layers with Cuttlebug folders, added ribbon and the Prima poinsettia and it was all set!

Be sure to visit the LPS store blog and the other DT members to see all the inspiration with these colors! AND, if you play along with our challenge this week you'll be entered to win LPS stamps!! Check out the details on the LPS store blog this morning - you have until Sunday night to enter on this week's post on the LPS store blog and the winner will be announced there next Monday morning. Happy stamping!

Last thing before I go, don't forget that there is a MAJOR sale going on at the {Little Paper Shop} until December 7th. Julia is putting all stamps in the store on sale, anywhere from10% to 70% off!!!! Seriously. You'll have to see it to believe it!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Victoria Case Digi Release!

TGIF!! I am glad it's Friday, but I can't believe how the week flew by! Today I wanted to share the card I made for the latest Victoria Case Stamps digital release! Woo hoo! I think this is my favorite one yet, he just reminds me so much of my DS#1. Storybook is just one of the images you can grab today so check them out at Victoria's stamp store.

My colors are Baja Breeze, Real Red and So Saffron. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up! from last year, in those colors. I LOVED Baja Breeze! I didn't hoard nearly enough, I don't know what I will do when I run out!

I incorporated a sketch with this week's release, you know how much I love sketches!! This is TESC91 from last week, I will be using this one again, it's classic! Here's the sketch:

You can see some more inspiration using this sweet boy and all of his friends on the Victoria Case Stamps blog.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Winter Wonderland Mojo #113

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Happy Thursday to you all in blog land! Hope everyone is having a good week!

I am sad to say I'm halfway through my awesome month guest designing for Victoria Case Stamps. It's been such fun, and don't worry, there is still some great stuff yet to come before December rolls around! Victoria has named Thursday as challenge day! This week we have a color challenge - Navy, Gray and White. My favorite winter/Christmas color combo! I knew what I had to do here. ;-) You can check out the Victoria Case Stamps Challenge Blog for all the challenge details.

My image is a
Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD), and this image is called Snow Fun, from the Winter Wonderland collection. I think I've mentioned a time or ten that I am NOT big fan of winter...although I do like the CONCEPT of winter, LOL, hence I love winter images! Just not...snow on the roads and freezing temperatures. So I knew this sweetie pie would be perfect for Victoria's color combo! I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I added white Sparkly Fluff to her boots, mittens and hat, and Stardust Stickles to the highlights of the snow and the snowman.

I made the bow with the Bow Easy - you have heard me rave about this tool before but I'll say it again - I LOVE IT!! I have 2 pieces of grosgrain ribbon, white and navy. I cut them extra long to go around behind my snowflake panel and then made the bow with the Bow Easy. When it was done I had a perfect bow with nice long tails, which I taped behind the precut panel, and viola, a flat bow right in line with my ribbon! I was really pleased with how that turned out! Lots of dimension here too, and the sentiment is from the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Special Edition Ornament Collection.

This is a sketch challenge card as well, HOW PERFECT is this week's Mojo Monday sketch {MOJO113} for this image?? Here's the sketch so you can see for yourself - perfect!

You can see the sketch and lots more inspiration from the rest of the DT on the Victoria Case Stamps Challenge Blog. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

PWC78, TESC91 - If The Shoe Fits...

Hello again! It's Wednesday already, which is my Paper Pretties showcase day, with a new blog hop and challenge each week! Full details on the challenge can always be found on The Paper Clip.

We would love for you to ink up your Paper Pretties stamps and play along with us. This week's week's challenge comes from Heather, who asked to see cards with Red, White, Black, and GLITTER. Oh yeah! I can handle that one for sure, one of my favorites!

For my card I used the new Sassy Shoes set. Talk about FABULOUS! Wouldn't you love to have a pair of those?? I stamped the polka dot shoe and the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white cardstock, and colored the shoe with Copic markers. I cut both images out with Classic Circle Nestabilities, along with the red mats. I added black Stickles on all the scallops and crystal effects to the heel of the shoe.

I incorporated a sketch with this week's challenge, you know how much I love sketches!! This is TESC91 from this week, I will be using this one again, it's classic! Here's the sketch:

Ok, so that's the info on my card, and HERE are the challenge details - you really need to play along, it is well worth it!

How to Enter: Make a card following the challenge guidelines with any Paper Pretties stamps. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges album and use keyword PWC78.
Deadline: 6 PM EST Tuedsay, November 24th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

That's it for me! I'm the "caboose" on this hop (can you tell I have a child in pre-K?), so head over to The Paper Clip when you're through here. Or, if you are just starting here at my blog, head on over to Christie's blog to start from the beginning.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

TIOT44 - Got the Blues?

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Welcome to this week's Try it out Tuesday from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design! This week our challenge is to create a card using any mix of blue and one neutral or metallic -- keyword: TIOT44!

Well a BLUES challenge definitely calls for Atlantia, one of the newly released Elisabeth Bell for SCACD images from the Sampler Edition 2. Is she not the most gorgeous sea nymph/fairy you've ever seen? Love her!

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. I gave her streaky lighter blue hair and a darker, flowing blue gown. I added just a touch of peach for the shells she has, and followed it with the pearls along the side of the card. Her wings are fully glittered using holographic ultrafine glitter applied with my Quickie Glue Pen. The sea-themed embellishments are from Dress It Up.

That's it for me today, I'll see you tomorrow though, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 16, 2009

LPS Preview - {For You}

Welcome to the week! I can't believe it's Monday. Well we started off yesterday with new PREVIEWS for the November release from the {Little Paper Shop}, and we are continuing that party train today! This is {For You}, a beautiful sentiment set that includes a mixture of quotes and names in a fabulous font. You'll reach for this one over and over!

I used a sketch to make this card, Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #47 {MTSC47}. This one is for the current week, a new sketch will be up tomorrow. Here it is for reference:

Be sure to visit the LPS store blog today and enter a comment for a chance to win this set! It's also the start of a new weekly challenge {LPSC42}; and you know that when a challenge falls on release week, Julia gives away an extra set to a lucky challenge participant! This week's is easy - use die cuts on your card. Link up on the challenge post on the LPS store blog to enter!


I started off by stamping this sweet Mommy-to-be from {Swell News} in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring her with Copic markers. I used a marker to ink up this wonderful sentiment in an arrangement to better fit into a rectangle, then cut her and the sentiment panel out with Classic Rectangle Nestabilities. When they were ready I added the horizontal panel and faux stitching (using my trusty Ranger Inksentials white gel pen. Paper is Basic Grey Indian Summer and the pearls from Kaisercraft. Hope you like it!

Last thing before I go, HUGE news of a SALE from the {Little Paper Shop}, beginning TOMORROW with this release, Julia is putting all stamps in the store on sale, anywhere from10% to 70% off!!!! Seriously. You'll have to see it to believe it!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

LPS Preview - {I Heart}

Happy Sunday to you! I hope you're having a great weekend! It's "that time" again ALREADY, a new release is coming your way from the {Little Paper Shop} and today we have your first preview. This is {I Heart}.

I used a sketch to make this card, MOJO112 from the Mojo Monday blog. Always been a fan of the Mojo Monday and this is no exception. This one is still current, a new sketch will be up tomorrow. Here it is for reference:
I started off by stamping this adorable hot air balloon in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, masking it off and adding the oval underneath. I colored the image with Copic markers and did some highlighting with the Ranger white gel pen. Cut it out with Classic Circle Nestabilities, added the horizontal panels, and put the card together. Paper is Basic Grey Bittersweet, pearls from Kaisercraft and the ribbon is May Arts.

Be sure to visit the LPS store blog today and enter a comment for a chance to win this set! It's as easy as that! See you back here tomorrow for another LPS preview day and a new challenge -- that means two ways to win tomorrow!

Last thing, HUGE news of a SALE from the {Little Paper Shop}, beginning on Tuesday with this release, Julia is putting all stamps in the store on sale, anywhere from10% to 70% off!!!! Seriously. You'll have to see it to believe it!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Don't Forget - New Elisabeth Bell!

Don't forget everyone - the new Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design are here!!!!!!!!! Get yours today, I know today was pay day for me; woo hoo, a little extra {stampin'} cash!!

The post right below this one has a sample of the new stamps and is the beginning of yesterday's release celebration blog hop, so scroll down for more inspiration or click the link to go right to the store!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blog Hoppin' with NEW Elisabeth Bell!

It's FINALLY HERE!!! Can you feel the excitement? Yes, the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Sampler Edition 2, available for sale today at 8 AM CST!! You all know that stamping is a huge part of my life, so of course I love it -- I do! But I must say I have *extra* love for these cool new images, they are so fresh, fun and cutting edge, (not to mention GORGEOUS)! I can't wait to create with each one!

Welcome to our release party blog hop! Each of the Design Team members is showing off one of these lovely new images. I have the privilege of leading off the festivities this time with Marianne, who is workin' off all those virtual calories AND looking fabulous! As soon as I saw her I said to myself "Pink workout clothes! Definitely!!" So I ended up with this pretty patterned paper and some Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!) cardstock to accent it. I stamped Marianne in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copics. Some color accents with the Ranger white gel pen when that was complete, then matted her and the rest of the layers, added the Glitter Dots (one of my Top 5 Embellishments for sure!) and she's ready to rock!

Your next stop on the hop is the uber-talented Dianne. Enjoy!! Oh, and be sure to hit up the SCACD store when you're all done and get your new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Sampler Edition 2 stamps!

Victoria Case Stamps Challenge #25


Happy Thursday to you all in blog land! Hope everyone is having a good week!

A busy blog day today with two posts, be sure to catch them both!! For
Victoria Case Stamps, Thursday is challenge day! This week we have a sketch, MY FAVORITE!! You can check out the Victoria Case Stamps Challenge Blog for all the challenge details.

My image is a
Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD), and this is one of the Everyday Gals (Ms. MyTime). I personally love taking bubble baths with my time, so I think she is very appropriately named! I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I cut the image to size and matted on Kiwi Kiss cardstock, then added some pearls. The patterned paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie, one of my all-time favorites. This is a sketch challenge card, and the sketch called for skinny vertical panels on the left side, which I of course turned in to RIBBON! You can see the sketch and lots more inspiration from the rest of the DT on the Victoria Case Stamps Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by today -- back in a bit with a VERY SPECIAL blog hop from
SCACD!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

PWC77 - Got the Blues?

**This is my second blog post today, be sure to scoll down to see my earlier post featuring a new digistamp from Victoria Case**

Hello again! You might remember from last week, but Wednesday is Paper Pretties showcase day, with a new blog hop and challenge each week! Full details on the challenge can be found on The Paper Clip.

We would love for you to ink up your Paper Pretties stamps and play along with us. This week the Prettie Girls have THE BLUES! Our challenge to you is to make a monochromatic card using BLUE, plus black/white. I know I cheated and used brown instead of black, but I had to coordinate with that cutie little teddy bear! For my card I used Beary Best Friend Cooper. Isn't he just so squeezable? What a doll! I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The sketch is TESC89 from a couple of weeks ago, I loved it so much I had to repeat!

The challenge details - one lucky participant will win a $15 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique. Here are the challenge details:

How to Enter: Make a card following the challenge guidelines with any Paper Pretties stamps. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges album and use keyword PWC77.
Deadline: 6 PM EST Tuedsay, November 17th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique

That's it for me! I'm the "caboose" on this hop (can you tell I have a child in pre-K?), so head over to The Paper Clip when you're through here. Or, if you are just starting here at my blog, head on over to Christie's blog to start from the beginning.

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Last thing, don't forget to go and enter the blog candy on the SCACD blog if you haven't already, and we'll be blog hoppin' tomorrow for a VERY SPECIAL new release from Elisabeth Bell! See you then ~ have a great day!

Victoria Case Digi Release!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!! It's going to be a two-post day so get ready! First up we have a new digital release today for Victoria Case Stamps! Woo hoo! This little Pumpkin Fairy is just one of the images you can grab today so check them out at Victoria's stamp store.

My colors are (appropriately) Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi, with some fall-themed patterned paper I got at Target of all places. Nothing too wild and crazy about this card, but I was pretty happy with how she turned out.

I printed the digital image using Photoshop Elements onto PTI white cardstock, colored with Copic markers, and did some color highlighting with the Ranger white gel pen. Added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter using the Quickie Glue Pen (the bestest around for adding powders!!) for her wings. Ticket corner punch and some gems on the main image and she's ready to go! The sentiment is from the Butterfly Wishes set from The Greeting Farm.

You can see some more inspiration using Ms. Pumpkin and all of her friends from the rest of the Design Team on the Victoria Case Stamps blog.

I'll be back in a bit with the Paper Pretties Wednesday blog hop and challenge post! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TIOT43 - Scene It!

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Welcome to this week's Try it out Tuesday from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design! This week our challenge is to create a SCENE using one of the new Victoria Case Winter Wonderland images -- keyword: TIOT43!

I thought about this challenge for quite a while, and in the end I decided to make a diorama card. Love these! They are so cool to look at and fairly easy to make. I used several images from the latest exclusive stamp collection from the SCACD store called Victoria Case for SCACD - Winter Wonderland. Loving these sweet winter images! I used Skater for my main image, and since she's out enjoying herself on the lovely winter day, I added a light snowfall on the front acetate sheet as well using silver ink. The snowflakes are only available if you purchase the full sheet of stamps, but remember, Susana offers a HUGE discount for doing that, 25% off!

The main image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers, then cut out tight to the image. To make the background of my scene, I embossed the Cuttlebug snowy village onto white cardstock and added some color to parts of the image with my Copics. I also added some tint to the pond she's skating on before painting with Winter Frost Inspirations Paint. Glittery snow went onto the rooftops using my Quickie Glue Pen.

I popped up the skater so she sits in between the acetate window in the front and the village in the back. Added a little winter holiday sentiment and a bit of bling and she is all set! Be sure to check out the SCACD store blog today for more scenic inspiration, and while you are there, enter to win the fabulous ELISABETH BELL blog candy that Susana has up now! NEW STAMPS will be released on Thursday November 12th -- it's going to be a good day!

That's it for me today, I'll see you tomorrow though, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Elisabeth Bell!!

I just wanted to let you know that THIS THURSDAY is going to be a big day, so mark your calendars! New Elisabeth Bell images are coming to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design! These are amazingly fabulous, I just can't say enough about them and I know you will love them as much as I do! There is BLOG CANDY up on the SCACD store blog for the next few days, so go visit for your chance to win and also some sneaky peekies of the new images! Blog hop and release on November 12th!

LPS Monday - The Carolers Are Ready!

It's MONDAY!! The weekend flew by! We had amazingly gorgeous weather here BOTH days, sunny and close to 70 degrees (remember I live in WISCONSIN). Just wonderful.

But yes, it's Monday, I have been learning to love the Monday because of the {LITTLE PAPER SHOP}!!! Every Monday there's a new challenge (fully funded by the generous Julia with PRIZES) and the Design Team brings new inspiration. It's a good thing. Embrace the Monday!

This week we have a sketch for you. Keyword: LPSC41. You can see the sketch above, and here is my contribution using {Katie Caroler}:

I colored Katie with Koh-i-Nor pencils and Gamsol. Followed the sketch for the layout. I colored a clear button with my Copics to customize it for the card and layered the ribbon and sentiment tag over the top. I think that's it for the highlights!

Be sure to visit the LPS store blog and the other DT members to see all the inspiration with this sketch! AND, if you play along with our challenge this week you'll be entered to win LPS stamps!! Check out the details on the LPS store blog this morning - you have until Sunday night to enter on this week's post on the LPS store blog and the winner will be announced there next Monday morning. Happy stamping!