Friday, July 22, 2011

You and me together forever

Sorry this is so late today but I was getting so frustrated that I could not get what I considered a good pic of my card today. I loved how my card turned out and it was making me mad because I didnt think that all my coloring details were showing up as well on other photos I had taken. Anywho I went to Mamas today and snapped a few pics of my card using her light tent and got a much better pic to share with you. Im gonna get this indoor photographing of my cards one of these days yall just bear with me!LOL!!

A sweet friend of mine I work with got married over the summer out of state and I didnt get a chance to go. Since we go back to school in 2 weeks I wanted to make her a card to give her. I thought this Tiddly Inks you and me image was perfect for her. I colored the image to look like her and her new hubby. I dont make alot of elegant type cards so I had to dig for some dp to pair with this image!LOL! This retired SU parisian breeze (I think thats the name of it) dp was perfect. I've been practicing on coloring folds in clothes and I wanted her dress to have a more champagne look than white so I used the e40-e43 for her dress. Im so happy with how her dress turned out!! I used this card as a guide where to place my folds. I can color the folds if they are drawn into the stamp but I have a hard time with placing them in the right place without it. This is actually the first time I've tried to color them like this so Im pretty proud. Thanks Cheryl! Of course it had to have sparkle too so I added some SU dazzling diamonds glitter. I used 2 pearls and 2 primas for todays 2 by 2 challenge and I also used this months sfytt for my layout.

Now...for the blog hop winner for Amber Ink....yall are not gonna believe this but the winner is NEVA!LOL!!!! I promise I didnt cheat..Pam picked my winner!LOL! Congrats Mama! You can check out the other blog hop winners here. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heavy Metal Joy

I was so happy when I saw todays WT challenge heavy metal. I've been wanting to play along with this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges joy fold and I knew the hh fastener would be perfect! I had colored this Lilli Claire image (inspired by Make it Colorful unusual hair colors) last week for the color throwdown challenge but never got to finish it. I just love her pink hair!! She reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake!LOL! I paired her with urban prairie dp and used the sentiment from PTI little lady. I used my MS butterfly punch and added a rhinestone to the center. I also pulled out some of my colored brads for the heavy metal challenge and used my SU celery brads and some rose red brads I got a long time ago from Pink Hedgehog Paper crafts. Since this card has more than one fold Im also playing along with this weeks anything goes challenge. Love when everything works out and I can get 3 challenges into 1 card! Oh and I actually plan on playing along with Make it colorful unusual hair color challenge since I had so much fun coloring up her pink hair!LOL! Yall know I LOVE coloring me some hair! Btw dont forget you still have time to join in on the fun with Amber Ink in my bday blog hop post below. Have a great one!!

hair-rv23, 25, 29, and r39 (inspired by this card by Carole)
grass-g20, 21, 24, 28, 29
celery-g20, 21, 24
shoes-r20, 21, 22
bird and flowers-bg11, 13, 15, 18
yellow- y32, 35, 38

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Amber Ink Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Amber Ink Birthday Blog Hop. If you came here from Suzi's blog you're on the right track if not you can start the blog hop with Taylors blog. For my card today I used the martini glass from the Hostess with the Mostess set. I saw a card on SCS with the cutest thank you sentiment so I made a similar computer generated one. I paired the image with the Olive you ipaper from AI.

Twelve short months ago
we made our big debut,
So now we'd like to commemorate
our 1st birthday with you!

This flash mob of torchbearers
always light our way.
Won't you please jog along
on our special day?

Leave your comments here and there
over the next 48
On Friday we'll announce the loot
Don't wait...let's CELEBRATE!
















16. THANH VO @




20. NINNI @














Be sure and stop by all the blogs and leave comments because there will be prizes along the way!! Now its time to hop over to Kerri's blog. Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Brigitta Cupcake

I thought I'd give yall a break from my Tiddly Inks images and show you something else tonight!LOL! But I will be back with some more TI images soon...Before I get onto the card I wanted to let yall know that Amber Ink that I had the privilege of being a DT member of is having their 1st bday celebration this week on their Amber Inklings blog. Be sure and check it out and stop back by tomorrow for a Bday Blog Hop!

For todays card I used a new to me image Cupcake Brigitta from ATS. Now yall know I love me some swiss pixies!LOL! I got the EK success cupcake border punch awhile back from Michaels and was waiting for the perfect cupcake image to pair it with. I combined Brigitta with some American Crafts dp (I think!?). This is also another one of the cards I made awhile back so of course I dont have the list of copics. I did lots of sponging with antique linen on this card though. The Happy bday sentiment is from an old retired SU set birthday banter. Well thats it for me today. Hubby and kiddos are out fishing so Im sooo enjoying a quiet house!!Ahhhhh!!LOL!! Have a good one!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Im sharing a card with you today that I actually made a couple of months ago and just never got around to loading. I had just gotten this adorable set from TGF called Little Dreamer. I came across a tutorial by Annika on drawing clouds with copics and I thought Oliver was the perfect image for trying it out on. The cloulds all ending up looking like they were coming out of his head but thats ok!LOL! Annika also has an awesome tutorial on coloring with prismacolor pencils on kraft I cant wait to try out. My pencils could use some dusting off.

I kept the card super simple and used some MME dp. I actually pulled out some of my pumpkin brads and used them on this card. Sorry I dont have copic colors for this card. P.S. I just love Olivers bowl cut!LOL! Have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2011


Sorry this is such a late post today but I had all kinds of issues with this card!LOL! I made this card for todays SCS Free for all twine challenge. I used this weeks SCS colors-baja breeze, not quite navy, and cherry cobbler. I started with this weeks sketch also but it just wasnt working out so I had to move some stuff around. I had the hardest time trying to photograph this card for some reason today too and then I uploaded it wrong on SCS!LOL! You think someone was trying to tell me something?!LOL!

I love this image called Sisters from Tiddly Inks. I think it works for sisters or a mother and daughter image. For this card I stuck with sisters and colored the image like me and my lil sis. For the baja layer I stamped using linen and french script background and sponged the edges. While I was trying to find a sentiment for this card (I had bday on the brain since my lil man turned 8 years old today!) I ran across this sentiment from Treehouse and thought it would make a good bday sentiment. I really love how the card turned out and wish it showed on the photo. I think the person receiving it will love it though and thats why we do this right?!! I love seeing the smile on someones face when they see my card to them! Well thats its for me today. Im bday pooped and have to do it again tomorrow b/c its my MIL bday. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Happy Hello

Do any of you ever sit in blogger with your card uploaded and just look at the screen and think ok...what do I say!?LOL! Im having one of those moments right now.

I've still been playing around with my camera and have found stuff on it I didnt even know it had!LOL! and just for the record I think Gimp hates kicks me out every time! For todays card I combined this weeks SCS sketch challenge and this weeks Color Q color challenge. I would have never put these colors together but I do really like how they look together. I colored this super adorable Tiddly Inks image using the colors. I was going for the peach look for her hair but it didnt turn out quite the way I wanted. I added some dazzling diamonds glitter to the hearts and stamped the SU sentiment in real red. The striped layer is SU real red prints and I stamped a heart from a Kim Hughes set onto the pear pizzazz using kiwi kiss. The button is from PTI and even though it doesnt look like it in the pic is a really close match to the marina mist. Today is actually the first time I've even used my marina mist cs. The ribbon I used is SU peach parfait ribbon. Hope you all have a great day and stay cool cuz its another HOT one in GA today!

Copics used
skin: e50, 51, 53
hearts: r24, r27, r29, r46
marina mist: b21, b34, 37, bg72
pear pizzazz: yg11, yg21, 23
hair: yr000, yr00, yr02, yr04, r05, e08, e09
shoes: e43, 44

Friday, July 8, 2011


Yayyy! I can finally post more often!! I have a stack of 5 or 6 cards waiting to be photographed. This is why I dont post alot...trying to wait on a day I can take some photos of the cards and in Ga summers thats not an easy thing to do!LOL! Yesterday as I was browsing through some blogs I found this awesome tutorial by Jen. Thank you Jen!!! I played around with my camera tonight *since I read it but forgot to write anything down of course*(lol!) and although its not quite right Im still happy to get a half decent photo inside!LOL! This card is miles ahead of anything else I've tried to photograph inside. Next time I will defintly write everything down and try it again. Mama you better try this!LOL!

Okay so for my card today I used a new to me super cute image from Tiddly Inks. I LOVE this poppy girl image. I pulled out some OLD Basic Grey paper I actually think this is from the 1st set of basicy grey paper I ever bought!LOL! I used Scarlet letter dp for my card and followed this weeks Card patterns sketch w/a little tweak!LOL! Im so happy to be back stamping I have really missed sharing with you guys. Have a great night! P.S. I have a little something up my sleeve next week so dont forget to check back!