Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sketch Girl 19 with Sew Many Cards ~

Hello!  Hope you are all having a beautiful Sunday morning like we're having here in Colorado!  I'm back with the new sketch from Sketch Girl.  Isn't it fun!?!  I can see so many possibilities with this one!

This sketch is sponsored by Sew Many Cards Digital Stamps.  They were generous enough to allow the design team to play with an image of their choice.  I chose the Airplane with the blank banner.  If you buy the set of the airplane, it comes with an I miss you banner and a Come Visit banner. 

I wanted to leave the plane white, so I added some dimension with light shadowing using cool gray Copics.  I used a cloud cut file that can be found here at the Wild Flower Patch shop and sponged some clouds into the sky on the focal point and on the background paper.  The banner is popped up minimally on some mini glue dots that are folded in half.  The argyle paper is created using A Little Argyle by PaperTrey Ink - one of my absolute favorite sets ever!  I think that just about sums up this little encouragement card!  Here's the list of the design team for you to bop around to for inspiration:  
Guest Designer: Piali Biswas  ~  Sara  ~  Tiffany  ~  Julie  Randee  ~  Annie  ~  Harriet  ~  Jennie  ~  Jess  ~  Bonnie  ~  Amber
Make sure to play along with Sketch Girl 19 by June 14 for a chance to win a great prize from Sew Many Cards!  Thanks for stopping by and for all your fabulous comments!  Have a great day and a wonderful holiday!  :o) lyss

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fourth Friday Challenge with Paper Garden Projects for May ~

Welcome to this month's Fourth Friday Fun Challenge. This month we want to see the frilly, feminine you. Show us your girly side with projects that are sugar and spice and everything nice. Whatever you think is girly goes.
Just link your project using the cute little froggy on Cathy's post by midnight Friday, June 4. One entry will be drawn randomly to win this super cute (and feminine) Kraftin Kimmie stamp called Clara and the Bird.

Hey ladies!  Frilly and feminine...hmmm, what says frilly and feminine to me?  Flowers, gardening and lace!  I chose the large vine image from the Flourishes Strawberries set for this challenge.  So fun to color!!  Since I spend so much time watching my garden, waiting for everything to sprout and blossom, I knew just how to color these!
Nothing says feminine to me more than lace so I had to wrap the card front with a little lace, a little satin ribbon and a little gingham bow to finish it off! Hope you enjoyed my stop along the hop!  Here's the list of gardener's for you to hop around to and gain some inspiration:
Cathy  ~  Amber  ~  Andrea  ~  Erin Linda  ~  Tricia  ~  Tangii
Have a super day!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I enjoy each and every one of your comments! :o) lyss
STAMPS: Flourishes Strawberries; PTI Background Basics: Tin Types 
INK: VersaMark; Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, Rustic White & black/white dp
OTHER: Copics {R22, R24, R29, RV10, YG11, YG09, YG03, Y11, E25, E27}; Sakura black gel pen; SU dimensionals; lace, PTI Pure Poppy satin ribbon; black gingham ribbon; Scortape; Spellbinders Oval & Circle nestabilities

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Giselle For You ~

Good morning all!  Sorry I've been away for a while.  I've been doing a bit of spring cleaning around the house and the yard, etc.  I think I've worked over 30+ hours on the garden and yard in about 3 days, but it has been worth it and was!  Today I have a little card to share with you using Giselle from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  Isn't she sweet with her little hat, gloves and stockings??  I just love these stamps!  They're so fun to color and are such amazing characters.  I thought she needed just a little something, so I gave her some eyelashes - makes her look a little more flirty!
One of my biggest obstacles when creating a card is coming up with a layout, so I generally try to find a sketch to follow.  This sketch is from the new Tickled Pink Stamp challenge blog and is their first challenge.  I chose a couple of papers from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop pack.  These papers are so beautiful and are 20% off right now over at Paper Garden Projects!
The sentiment in the lower right corner is from the Flourishes Strawberries set.  It is stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Giselle is colored in with Copics in my new favorite color combo - tealish aqua and red to bright pink.  You'll be seeing a lot of these colors here pretty soon!  I've quite a few things colored up with these.  After cutting and embossing the image, I sponged around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The middle strip is punched with a scallop border punch from SU and set with pearls.  I glued the pearls on with Tombow glue - I've always heard great things about this glue.  After having many of my self-adhesive embellishments on cards fall off over time, I've started to glue them on with this fabulous glue.  It works great!  Lastly, I finished off the card with a little bow made using my new Bow Easy and some Hawaiian Shores grosgrain ribbon.  That last little addition makes this card eligible for the Stamp and Create Challenge #1 of Ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We have a fun, feminine and frilly blog hop planned for you on Friday with the ladies from Paper Garden Projects!  I hope you'll stop back by!  Have a super day!  :o) lyss
STAMPS: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Giselle; Flourishes Strawberries 
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark; Ranger Distress Antique Linen
PAPER: PTI Pure Poppy & SS white; October Afternoon Thrift Shop
OTHER: Copics {BG10, BG15, BG23, BG49, C1, C3, E00, E02, E29, E33, E37, G94, R20, R24, R29, R59}; white embossing powder; pearls; Tombow Monomulti Adhesive; SU Scallop border punch; PTI Hawaiian Shores grosgrain ribbon; Bow Easy; SU dimensionals; black scrapbooking pen

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CASEing has saved me ~

Hey there!  Happy hump day!  I'm so happy today!  I got my garden planted this weekend and we got through our first series of tornado warnings!  Hubby and I were standing on the back patio watching about three centers swirl right above our heads wondering if a funnel cloud/tornado was going to drop out of one of them.  Needless to say, I was a bit stressed last night!  lol  Ah, the joys of the early summer! 
My garden will be lush and hopefully brimming with all kinds of goodies!  I planted tomatoes and tomatilloes, green beans, peas, yellow, zucchini, scallop and spaghetti squashes, cucumbers, basil, thyme, sage, parsley, chives, edamame, serrano peppers and pumpkins!  Cross your fingers for me!  I love a prolific garden - it's so fun to watch and share. 

Onto my cards for today...I have a lot of blogs in my Google reader, as I'm sure a lot of you do.  I tend to scroll through and find things that catch my fancy, right click and save a copy for further inspiration.  Well, I used some of that inspiration this past weekend for a baby shower and also at the beginning of the month when I needed a Mother's Day card for my sweet SIL.  CASEing is so helpful when you don't have a ton of time to create a beautiful card for someone - all the hard work is already done for you!  Here's the mother's day card.

This design came from an Easter card that Debbie Olson posted on her blog.  I chose to go with a purple and green version because I only have satin ribbon in the plum pudding color.  I like the result though. 
My card is different from Debbie's with the flower/ribbon color, the sentiment, the small die cut behind the button and the stamp I used in the background. 
The lavender sprig from Life is colored up with SU markers in Perfect Plum and Mellow Moss and stamped off a couple of times.  The cleavers sprig is stamped in Spring Moss ink.  The main image is cut out with a long rectangle Nestabilitie die and sponged with a light blue chalk while still in the die.  The background is stamped in Spring Moss ink on SM cardstock with one of the larger images from Turning a New Leaf.  The background paper is up on dimensionals from the card base.  The die behind the button is from the Fleur de Lis pendant die set.  I think it looks like a leaf behind the button - something I may have to do again later!

Now for the baby shower card.  I love Baby Button Bits - it has so many great images in it!  Strangely, I've only used the bee image with buttons so far.  I used another of Debbie's cards as inspiration for this one.  I truly copied this one with the supplies that I have because I had about an hour to make it.  Funny how I know about things well in advance but tend to wait until the very last minute to make something! 
I may have to make a stack of these to keep on hand because I think they're so cute!  I really love the pops of black on this card - it just works for me!  I think this card would be so fun done in nontraditional colors - like the new Hawaiian Shores or Hibiscus Burst.  The couple we gave this to have chosen to not know the sex of the baby, so I kept this gender neutral. 
The wings are colored with a Sakura Clearstar pen and then I spread the glitter around with an Aquapainter.
Everything is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed with clear ep.  I chose a button with four holes to mimic the stripes on a bee and threaded them through the cardstock - I'm surprised I had the patience for this!  lol  The black bow is a cheater bow created by making a ribbon loop and tying a button around it.  I have the Bow Easy now, so we'll have to see if my bows get better!

The inside uses Inside and Out: Baby.  I've started using this set on the baby cards I sell and feel that it gives them a much more polished look.  Rarely do people want to have to think of something to fill up all that space on the inside of a card - me especially!  These sets are so worth the money!  Most of the inside is embossed.  I decided to add the congratulations at the last minute once everything was assembled and didn't want to deal with the mess, so it got stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. 

That's about it for today!  I'm off to go play in the garden {I have more flowers to plant} and push the boy on the swing!  Hope you are all having a wonderful week - woohoo, it's already half over!  :o) lyss

STAMPS: PTI Damask Designs, Mother, Life & Turning a New Leaf
INK: PTI Plum Pudding & Spring Moss; SU Mellow Moss & Perfect Plum markers
PAPER: PTI Rustic White & Spring Moss
OTHER: PTI Plum Pudding satin ribbon & vintage button; Spellbinders Classic Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Fleur de lis pendant die & Ribbon Slide Tag die; PTI Rustic Cream twine; Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks; dimensionals; glue dots
STAMPS: PTI Baby Button Bits & Inside and Out Baby
INK: Versafine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: PTI Rustic White, True Black & Pretty Pastels DP
OTHER: Copics {Y21, Y32, Y38}; PTI True Black saddle stitch ribbon & vintage button; PTI Lemon Tart vintage button; paper piercer; black embroidery floss; Sakura Clearstar pen; Filigree clear embossing powder; dimensional tape; aquapainter; glue dots

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Grads, Lads & Dads Blog Hop ~

** Second post for today...Please scroll down for Sketch Girl 18 with Softpencil  **

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Welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Lads, Dads and Grads Garden Walk!!
Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some friendly inspiration. This month we are focusing on the all the men, boys and graduates out there.  While you visit, subscribe to each Gardener's blog and take note of each designer's name and their special garden walk word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to with the list of designers and their garden walk word.
Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Tuesday, May18 to send your list.  And the prize? How about these cute little lads form Eat Cake Graphics:So enjoy the garden tour (feel free to bring along a lad, Dad or Grad!). Here is the garden tour guide list:
Alyssa  (You are here)
Hey all!  I'm back on this stroll through the Garden to show you a birthday card I made for a very dapper lad. Henri is one of the new fellows from the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Moonlight Whispers Tea Party line. 
I used Color Throwdown #92 and the sketch 17 from Paper Sundaes as jumping boards to get started.  The background paper is from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop pack.  I needed just a pop more color, so I took a ruler and BG18 Copic and covered the larger white lines in the grid like paper.  I also wrapped a bit of twine and a button around the center to balance the image. 
I carried the sketch to the inside of the card with the use of the circles and the accesory sugar bowl stamp that comes with Henri.  The inside is finished with a sentiment from the Make a Wish clear sentiment set from Fiskars.  This set is so fun!  It's filled with quirky and cute little quotes about age and birthdays.  I thought of my dad when making this card because he always wears a shirt that says, "He who dies with the most toys wins".  While it doesn't translate exactly the same as this quote by Abraham Lincoln, it has a similar sentiment that reminded me of it.  lol  Maybe I'm reaching a bit here...
Ok, I'll quit blathering now so you can go send off your email with the Gardeners' words for a chance to win the sweet Boyhood Adventures set.  Doesn't it just remind you of that movie Up?  
My word is there 
I'm the last stop on the hop.  If you've started here, go back to Cathy's blog to get the words in order!  Thanks again for stopping by!  Hope you have a super weekend!  I'm off to serve beer at the Hot Rods and Harleys show!  TTFN  :o) lyss
STAMPS: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Henri; Make a Wish sentiments; PTI Mother
INK: Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black
PAPER: PTI Kraft & SS White; SU Old Olive; October Afternoon Thrift Shop
OTHER: Copics {BG18, E00, E02, E29, E33, E37, E43, E44, E55, E57, G94, G99, RV11, Y21, Y26}; polished hemp twine; PTI vintage buttons Dark Chocolate; 3/4" and 1" circle punches

Sketch Girl 18 with Softpencil ~

Good Saturday morning!  I'm back with a fabulous new sketch from Annie of Sketch Girl.  This is the super cool sketch
Our sponsor for this sketch is Softpencil!  Here are a few words about Softpencil from the illustrator herself:
"Hello everyone! my name is Elizabeth Pujalka and I´m the illustrator and designer behind Softpencil - Digital Stamps, home of Michu and his lovely friends, where you can find cute illustrations for your crafting needs. My illustrations are a homage to the Nature and their creatures, where a sweet child, a simple flower or a fragile animal become protagonists.I invite you to know my whimsical world plenty of gorgeous characters and to enjoy creating with them!"

Elizabeth was generous enough to give the design team some images to work with.  I chose Molly in Spring - such a cutie!  I really pondered whether or not to give this little gal tights!  LOL  When I was a youngin' I wore tights all the time...course, maybe that was because I grew up at 7500' and we weren't guaranteed nice weather until around July!  In the end, I chose to let her be free!  :o)
This is another one of those sketches that really lends itself to using up some of that patterned paper that we all just *have* to have!  Or maybe it's that all the sketches are that way, and I'm just now catching on.  Hmmm, anyway...I used 5 different papers from the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird pack.  I love this pack and just couldn't wait to use it on this card when I noticed that Molly's dress already matched one of the patterns!  I decided that I wanted to paper piece her dress, but since my printer and I cannot agree on it's job around this house, I held my image and pp up to the light and traced the dress image with a scrapbooking pen.  I found that this way uses a lot less of the paper than if I had run it through the printer...maybe I'm not so mad at it after all!
I gave Molly some freckles and messed up around the nose area, so I just drew in a nose!  I think she looks pretty cute with it.  She is cut out with a rectangle nestie and sponged with sky and grass colored chalks while still in the die.  I decided to leave the sentiment blank for future use - something I rarely do!  I sure hope that it helps me to use up some of these cards that I make all the time!  Here's the list of the Sketch Girl Design Team - please do hop around and take a gander at all the fantastic inspiration these ladies have for you!
Guest Designer Piali Biswas
Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back later on this morning with the Paper Garden Projects blog hop!  Please come back again to see the fun masculine centered projects we've created for you, as well as the chance at a great prize!  :o) lyss
STAMPS: Softpencil Molly in Spring digi stamp
INK: HP printer ink
PAPER: PTI Dark Chocolate, SS white & Kraft; Cosmo Cricket Early Bird
OTHER: Copics {various - sorry, forgot to write them down}; dimensionals; Sakura Stardust gel pen & white gel pen; Spellbinders large & small classic rectangle nestabilities; glue pen

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Strawberries for a Friend ~

Hey all!  Just wanted to pop in this evening with a fun and friendly card!  I am trying to get better this year about sending cards out to friends that mean so much to me!  This uses the Flourishes Strawberries clear stamp set for the main image, the sentiment and the inside sentiment.  I stamped the strawberry basket in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Vintage Cream cardstock, colored it in with my Copics and paper pieced the little napkin with some of the gorgeous October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers.  In fact, all the papers on this card are from the October Afternoon Thrift Store pack - simply beautiful!!
The inside is finished off with another strip of the pretty floral paper and a sweet sentiment from the strawberries set.  I used the sketch from Taylored Expressions #112 - such a great sketch for using coordinating papers.  This also qualifies for the Cute Card Thursday challenge #112 to create a card for someone special.  Thanks for stopping by this evening!  Hope you all are doing great!  :o) lyss
STAMPS: Flourishes Strawberries 
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa
PAPER: PTI Dark Chocolate & Vintage Cream; October Afternoon Thrift Shop
OTHER: Copics {C1, C3, C5, E55, E57, R22, R24, R29, YG03}; PTI Vintage buttons & inking duo; dimensionals; Fiskars edge punch; SU word window & modern label punches; Spellbinders classic circle large & small nestabilities

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Helping Hand ~

No card from me today.  I'm just bopping in to let you know about this great set that Jen Shults and Betty Roberts have put together to help the victims of the Nashville flooding. The digital stamp set is $15 and 100% of the proceeds will go the the Nashville Red Cross to help the Tennessee flood victims.  After all the help that we received from the Red Cross during the tornado, I can't help but ask people to help whenever they can.  I can't imagine if all my memories, possessions and things I had worked so hard for had been ruined by flooding...especially if we didn't have insurance to cover anything. Ugh. 
 The set is available here at The Wild Flower Patch shop.  You can go to Jen's blog to read more about how this set came about. 
Thanks for bopping by!  Have a great night!  :o) lyss

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day ~

Warning: Lots of pics again!
Hello!  Happy Mother's Day to all you mother's out there!  Hopefully, you are being spoiled today - you all deserve it!
I was inspired to make a gift set of coasters for my mother after experimenting with the butterfly coaster last month.  Since my mom and I have such a love of flowers, I chose to use a few PTI sets to create the set.  Lucky for me, the Copic Creations challenge is to color on alternative mediums - perfect for this project!!
Here's a look at the set all together. Coloring on cork coasters is a bit different. The inks don't blend as nicely as they do on a piece of cardstock. The colors are much darker also. Lighter colors like BG10 for example, don't show up very well - they just kind of look wet.  I did use the heat gun to help set the inks.  I also chose to test a butterfly coaster that I made for myself.  I ran it under the faucet and then blotted it with a paper towel.  I saw some of the ink transfer but not a huge amount.  The slight ink bleeding was only with the black Copic that I had used to color the bolder areas of the butterfly and was hardly noticeable.  Here they are as individuals

I needed a way to present them all together with my mom's card that I showed a couple of weeks ago here.  I chose to use the Perfect Presentation Spring Basket without the handle.  I really liked how the woodgrain turned out on the base of the card so I used that as the decorative matting on the basket.
The ribbon is the same as the card as well.  I stamped a sentiment from Big and Bold Wishes straight on the twill.  It's not quite as crisp as I would like, but the effect is kind of fun.  Each of the flowers and leaves were stamped, colored, and cut out separately.  I popped the bottom half of the large sweet pea and the very bottom leaf up on dimensionals.  The coasters fit perfectly inside and mimic the rounded edges of the basket.  I love the way this turned out!  This may be my go to gift to give to friends for their birthdays this year...
The last thing I did to my mom's card was to stamp Zane's hand in VersaMark and emboss it with clear embossing powder.  We've always wanted to do one of the little hand/foot print plaques and never get around to it.  I think that I'll do this every mother's day for the next few years.  It will be a great keepsake for all, and fun for Zane to look back on with his own kids someday!
Thanks for stopping by today!  I always appreciate all of your sweet comments and encouragement!  Again, I hope you all are having a most wonderful mother's day!  :o) lyss
CARD:   Supplies listed here
STAMPS: PTI Background Basics Woodgrain, Big and Bold Wishes & Year of Flowers: Sweet Pea
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; Versafine Onyx Black; PTI Sweet Blush
PAPER: PTI SS White, Sweet Blush & True Black
OTHER: Copics {R20, R22, R24, Y11, YG11, YG13, YG17}; light pink grosgrain; SU Certainly Celery twill and dimensionals; Scortape
STAMPS: PTI Delightful Dahlia, Friends 'til the End, Year of Flowers: Sweet Peas & Year of Flowers: Violets
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
OTHER: Copics Dahlias {G14, R14, R17, R32, R35, YG09}, Daisies {RV19, R39, R59, R83, R85, YG93, YG95, YRO4, YR07, Y15}, Sweet Peas {R20, R22, R24, YG13, YG17}, Violets {V95, V99, Y11, YG91, YG93, YG95, 110 Spcl Blk}; heat gun

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Darque Obsession

Argh!  I just checked this now and found that my scheduled post, did not post when it should have!  Sorry about that!!  Here's a little peek at the new digi line from the Stamp Happens shop called Darque Obsession

Hi all!  Hope you are off to a great start on your weekend!  I'm back today with a really cool new digi release from my friend Tonya, owner of the Stamp Happens shop. 
This is the new Seductress from the Darque Obsession line.  She is a sexy, sassy little somethin', totally inspired by Tonya's (and the rest of us for that matter!) love for all the fangtastic vampire series out there. 

She is colored with Copics and mounted on some flocked pattern paper from DCWV.  She is so fabulous, nothing else was needed!  I did use a little Sakura clearstar pen to bling up the stars and moon a little bit.  The sentiment is perfect for her because of her pointy little fangs - you can't see them on my girl b/c I accidentally colored over them.  Whoopsie!  I tried fixing that with a white gel pen...that didn't look so good!  She has such a pretty face - it was fun to experiment and give her some makeup!  Fun, eh? 
Here's a peek at this release.  This is Seductress, Bitten and Biker Chic:   
Bop on over to Tonya's blog to be in the running for one of these images (your choice).  Tonya is giving an image out to 3 random winners!  Thanks for bopping by today!  Have a super fabulous mother's day tomorrow!!  :o) lyss
STAMPS: Darque Obsession digi stamp Seductress; StampInsanity OtherWorldly Loves (sentiment) 
INK: HP Printer Ink; Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: PTI True Black; DCWV La Creme matstack
OTHER: Copics{B21, BG23, C3, C5, E00, E02, E04, E27, E33, E37, E44, R24, RV11, Y28, 110 Spcl Blk}; Sakura Stardust pen; SU dimensionals; silver metallic gel pen

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Kayla ~

Today is my stepdaughter's birthday.  She is now 15!  I can't believe it!  She's changed so much in the last couple of years and has a pretty dang (hee, hee) good head on her shoulders.  Little turkey is taller than me too - by like 4 inches!!  For about 3 years now she's been telling us that she really wants a lime green bug when she turns 16.  When PTI came out with the Enjoy the Ride set, I immediately thought of making a card for her with it...then promptly forgot to add it to my shopping cart!  Luckily, a fabulous friend stamped a couple for me and sent them!  {Thanks again Anna Banana!!}  I come from a family that believes you must work for things in life to really appreciate them, so a card version of a bug is all she's going to get from me! lol  After I got Kayla's card made, I was driving with her and she mentioned that she doesn't want a bug anymore because all her friends want one too and she wants to be different!  Good thing we didn't buy her the real thing!  lol
Recognize the layout?  Yep, it's the Sketch Girl #17!  Love it!  I embossed the flourishes on all the squares.  The car is colored with Copics using Debbie Olson's post as a guide.  I found that a couple of the sentiments from Mixed Messages fit into the license plate - yay!  I was inspired by this card that Dana made to use the rhinestones - I was just going to cover them with Glossy Accents.  Bling is much more fun!!
The flourishes on the inside are embossed also.  I goofed a little and covered up the 'M' in part of the sentiment - oh well!  There you have it!  Happy Birthday Kayla bayla!
On another note, there are a couple of fun blog candies out there that I want to let you know about.  You may think I'm crazy for posting these all the time, but I was lucky enough to win the Motivet blog candy on Saturday!  Yay!  Now I just have to pick out which ones I want the most!
Katharina from Whiff of Joy is giving away the entire new "Get Well" release to one lucky reader!  Lots of super cute images from Elisabeth Bell, Alison Acton and Norma Fickel.  Click the pic in my sidebar to be taken to it!
Pretty Pink Posh is giving away a $50 gift certificate to an online stamp company of your choice for reaching 200 followers!  How cool is that?  She has a list of companies to choose from like PTI (um, yeah!), Wplus9Design (yes, yes!) and Stamping Bella (love them!!) to name a few.  Check out her giveaway here.
Thanks for stopping by today!  I don't know how much I'll be popping in this week.  I'm trying to finish lots of baby cards and mother's day cards.  Hope you all have a fabulous week!  :o) lyss
STAMPS: PTI Big and Bold Wishes, Distressed Stripes, Enjoy the Ride, Fancy Flourishes, Giga Guidelines & Mixed Messages
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Gable Green
PAPER: PTI SS White & True Black; SU Gable Green
OTHER: Copics {BG10, C1, C3, YG06, YG09, YG11}; Filigree clear embossing powder; SU dimensionals; Rhinestones; Tombow glue

Monday, May 3, 2010

FHF: Kaleidoscope Krew's Color Challenge #2 ~

Hey all!   The Kaleidoscope Krew, from the Friends Having Fun blog, is back with another color challenge for May.   Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps.  Bugaboo has a great selection of digi stamps ranging from the super cute to the sassy ladies!  Fun, affordable and fantastic to color! 
Here are the colors that Alison chose for May:
Don't these colors just say Southwest to you?  That may just be me, since I grew up in the Four Corners area (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico & Arizona) very close to a Navajo reservation.  These colors are very prevalent in Southwestern art.  I chose to work with Stampin Up's Bermuda Bay and Really Rust and PTI's Lemon Tart. 
I colored up a little Skelekinz girl called No Sunshine.  She comes with a little sentiment that says, "Ain't no sunshine when you're gone", that I printed on the inside of the card.  When I went to grab some Really Rust, I was out!  Guess that means I need to go shopping... :o)  Since I didn't have the paper to incorporate the Terracotta color, I used some rusty colored Copics for her hair.  Her umbrella, boots and bone buttons on her coat are colored with Copics and Sakura Glaze pens.  These pens are so great!  It's almost like embossing without all the mess and fuss.  Here's a little detail shot.  Oh, I also popped up the umbrella for fun!
You should really play along with this challenge!  One randomly drawn lucky winner will receive 7 stamps of their choice from Bugaboo stamps!  Just remember to link up your creation to this post on the Friends Having Fun blog by June 5th for your chance to win! 

Be sure to bop around to the rest of the Kaleidoscope Krew's blogs for some amazing inspiration!
Alex  ~  Alison  ~  Julie  ~  Laura 

The layout is from the Crazy 4 Challenges blog which is a sketch this week {C4C35}.  And this qualifies for the Oh Alice! challenge {create for a child}.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Have fun hopping around and have a great Monday!  :o) lyss
STAMPS: Bugaboo digi No Sunshine; MFT sentiment; Pink Cat Studio Billy Background Plate 4; PTI Polka Dot Basics II
INK: HP printer ink; Versafine Onyx Black; PTI Fresh Snow & Lemon Tart
PAPER: Neenah Crest Solar White; PTI Lemon Tart & True Black; SU Bermuda Bay
OTHER: Copics {110 Spcl Blck, B21, BG15, BG23, BG49, C1, E00, E02, E13, E17, E19, RV11, Y11, Y15}; Sakura Clear & Black Glaze pens; Black pearls; SU dimensionals; Stickles Stardust