Monday, May 31, 2010


I am having so much fun with the Sassy Studio Designs relay challenge this weekend!  Here's my card for the third part of the relay.  This cute little witch is called Bewitched.

I had to color her green because Mark and I saw Wicked earlier this year!  Besides the Copic markers that I used to color her, all the other products are from Close To My Heart.  I used the Enchanted paper pack, the Hallow-scream stamp set (B1281), and Sunflower and Smokey Plum cardstock.  The edges are distressed with Smokey Plum ink.  Oops--the ribbon is from the dollar bin at Michaels and is really dark purple although it looks black in the photo, and I glammed up her "make-up" with Stickles.  Not sure I like that, but too late now!  I used my Coluzzle to cut out the big circles and left her broom hanging over the edge.  I punched out the little circles.  (I think I have every size circle punch that they make)!  The sketch is #104 from Tanya at Friday Sketchers.  Here it is:

I used a circle instead of an oval because I wanted it to be like a moon.

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sassy Princess

So here's my second Sassy project.  Isn't she a beautiful princess?

I haven't decided what I'm going to do with her yet, but I had fun coloring her with my new Copic markers.  Then I had to add some bling--I mean she is a princess, right?!!!  So I added bitty sparkles from Close To My Heart on her dress, necklace, and even one on her shoe!  Check it out:

The flowery sparkles on her dress are from ??? somewhere in the clearance bin, I'm sure!  LOL!
Oh, here's her shoe:

The shoe got a square sparkle from CTMH!  Ok, off to post this on the Sassy blog.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  I know I am!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sassy Cassie

You have to check out the Sassy Studio Design Challenge blog this weekend!  They're giving away a free digital image each day IF you play along.  Today's freebie was Sassy Cassie.  Isn't she cute?

I colored her with Copic markers and added a bit of bling with Stickles on her boots, belt, hat, and of course eyeshadow!  The paper, cardstock, and sentiment stamps are all from Close To My Heart.  The flower is cut out from the CTMH paper (Bella) and glammed up with more Stickles--I spread it around with my finger on the petals to make that part flat, then used it from the tube on the middle part for dimension.  Here are some close-ups so you can see her make-up (lol):

her boots and flower:

and the dimensional effect:

If you like her, head on over to the Sassy Studio blog and grab one for yourself!  But you better hurry if you want to get in on the whole challenge because this part ends at 9:00 am Sunday morning.  Yes, that's TOMORROW!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Coloring with Copics

Well, I have finally caught the fever--the Copic marker fever!  Just bought my first batch of these amazing markers that everyone is using,  and I must admit that they are wonderful--and addictive!  And expensive!  I want them all, but that is only going to happen gradually, I'm afraid.  Anyhoo, here's my first completed card done with Copics.  (It was not my first attempt at using them--that effort went directly into the trash can--lol)!  But this one I do like even though the shading doesn't show up very well in the photos.

I made this card using all Close To My Heart products which doesn't actually happen very often even though I am a CTMH consultant!  This is a terrific stamp set to use with Copic markers!  It is called Flower Child and you can purchase it directly from my website.  Just click HERE then go to "Products."    Click on the Spring Idea Book and go to pages 54-55.  There you will find this cute stamp set as well as several other "baby" sets, several of which are great for coloring with Copics.  Check back here again soon--I have another card in mind using this set which I will post as soon as I make it.  I am entering this card in three challenges.  The first one was a sketch from Tina at Stamp With Fun.  Here's the sketch:

Isn't that a great sketch?!!!  This blog actually originates in Germany, but they have all the text in both German and English, so everyone can play!  I just love the way blogs unite the world!
The other challenges are "Going Round and Round" at Pixie Dust Studio and "Going Round in Circles" at Charisma Cardz both of which just called for something round on the submission.  And now, back to coloring with Copics!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Easel Card for Graduation

Made this card for my niece's high school graduation:

I wanted it to be really shiny and sparkly to go with the sentiments.  Here's a close-up of the bottom one:

So all the sentiments and stars are embossed.  To get that extra bit of glitter, I mixed regular gold embossing powder with an equal amount of Gold Tinsel (Stamp N Stuff) embossing powder.  It really makes it sparkle!  The sentiment stamps are from Studio G (probably from the dollar bin at Michael's--LOL), and the other stamps and cardstock are from Close To My Heart.  I used Ponderosa Pine and Desert Sand cardstock.  (My niece's school colors are green and gold).  I love the way the Desert Sand matches the gold embossing!  It's one of my favorite CTMH colors--very versatile!  Stamp sets used were Shining Star and You Did It.  Here you can see that it is an easel card so it will stand up by itself:

I tried to angle the sentiment on the bottom part by stacking two thick pieces of foam tape under the top half and then just using one thinner piece on the bottom.  The ribbon on the diploma is also from the dollar bin.  It's really a piece of a wide ribbon.  I literally have 24 shoeboxes of ribbon and the only one that came close to matching this green paper was almost two inches wide!  So I had to trim it down a bit!  I'm entering this card into two easel card challenges.  One is Paper Sundaes and the other is Rosie D's.  I'm also entering a "new beginnings" challenge at Sentimental Sundays.  My card is NOTHING LIKE most of the cards entered into these challenges.  So let me know what you think!