Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Red, White and Blue

Hi there, my team mates over at Get Inky! are feeling rather patriotic lately and are posting their versions of the current challenge: Red, White, and Blue.  Here is my twist on the project.

I made a Victorian style inspired lace and paper cone which holds candies and a sentiment for the recipient.  So it is like a gift and a card in one.

To make the cone I simply took a double sided sheet of scrapbook paper which I trimmed down to an 8 inch square.  I drew the top of a heart in the upper right hand corner to make the scallops.  I trimmed the paper and put double sided tape along the left side straight edge.  I shaped the paper into a cone and pressed down the opposite side to the taped side.  I used a Doily about 8 " also and cut out the ;ace outer ring.  By using a tacky glue on the inside of the cone and by slightly pleating the doily lace, i glued the lace to the inside top portion of the cone.  Using a stapler and staples I affixed the tri colour ribbon to the top to act as a handle.  with a piece of the doily centre I covered the base of the cone by gluing the white paper over the red paper.

The front panel was made with white cardstock and a Stampin' Up! Sizzix Big Label Die cut.  I had printed the Buzzing Bees Get Inky! by Blue Moon Creation digital on the card stock first.  Afterwards I used Scor-Tape and extra fine micro glitter by Elizabeth Designs Monochromatic in warm tones.  Finally, I coloured using some alcohol based markers.

I hope you enjoy.  Please visit the Get Inky! blog where I am on the Design Team and see other examples.

I am also entering this card/cone in the Red, White and Blue challenge at ABC Challenges, the Stamping Dragon., and Created With Love.

I would so appreciate if you left me some comment loving too here at the bottom of my post as well as the Get Inky! blog.  Don't forget you can follow me by checking in the Blog loving and follower tab on the left and right.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cause Baby you're a Firefly..

Hi everyone,
Today I have this sweet tag with:
 Summer Girl who is already to have some summer time fun with her sparkly sandals and big polka dot bag!  I made this lovely from an image by Bugaboo Stamps and by using Stickles in Firefly.  She was fun to make.

Over at the All that Stickles blog there is a Linky Party with the stickles colour Firefly, from today June 22 until July 5.  Go there to enter your project and you will have the chance to win some lovely gifts.

I used watercolour crayons by stampin' Up! and water colour pencils by faber Castell to colour the image.  The papers I used are all scraps from my stash.  So are the fibres and beads.   

I hope you enjoy!  Thanks for viewing.   

pssstttt!  Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the Blog hop and MORE prizes.  

Here are the June- July sponsors and the prizes they are offering.
Louby Lou
Prize - $5 Voucher
Prize - 7 digis
Prize - 5 digis
Pinque Peacock
Prize - Package of Stick pins

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Welcome to the Star Spangled Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

"Oh say can you see... by the gleam of Stickles. Oh so proudly we post, our patriotic projects" (if you sing it to the tune of Star Spangled Banner, we promise it makes sense ;)

In non-musical form: Today the All that Stickles design team has created a variety of patriotic-themed projects using our favorite sparkly embellishment - Stickles!

Here is my project:

 I made this cute and Stickled Little Construction Guy Tag in honour of my fellow Design Team Mates at All That Stickles!
Image is from Bugaboo Stamps, I used Stickles in True Blue,  Candy Cane, and Frosted Lace.  I coloured with Crayola Colouring pencils in  peach, red, white and blue.  The tag is from Staples.  The blue paper is from Dollarama.  The white stars were punched with a Creative Memories star Die Punch.  The brad is from Stampin' Up!, and the ribbons are from my stash.  I hope you enjoy!

Don't forget to come back July 1st to see my patriotic homage to my home and native land!

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday June 19th at All that Stickles.

$6 Voucher

$15 Gift Certificate

10 Files of Winner's Choice

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

Scrapping Fun with Tonya
3 Pack of Stickles

Your next stop is Cynthia's blog.

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Distress Stickles Linky Party!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Masculine Card for Techies.

Hi, today I am posting the card I made and that I will be giving to someone soon..... So keep it to yourselves.  I also made this as inspiration for the Get Inky! challenge going on right now over at  the Get Inky! Stamps blog.  After checking out how I made this card , head on over to the challenge blog and enter for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from Bluemoon Creation.

I am always challenged when it comes to making a masculine themed card, goodness knows I have tons to make with all the men in my life!  I made this one with the Get Inky!  Loading Greeting digital stamp image from Bluemoon Creation.  I used my Cricut machine and the Cricut Everyday cartridge,to die cut the laptop (which on the cartridge is actually supposed to be an ink pad!  But with a few tweaks here and there I turned it into a laptop.    I chose  to use greys and blue for that techie feel, and I was also inspired by the paper I found with the number sequence (older DCWV paper), how cool is that?  And since this is a masculine card I thought that the little  Tim  Holtz fasteners/ staples would be a nice touch.  I hope you like and are inspired to make some manly cards.                                           

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Scrappy pages

Hi, I am posting some samples of recent scrapbooking pages I made on which I used some distress stickles to add a little something.  Over at the All the Stickles Blog, where I am a Designer we have a Linky Party going on and the colour this week is :any Distress.  How fun?

The album I am putting together here is about the high lights of our family's life in 2011.  I am using the Reminisce power palette by Creative Memories, mostly.  I like  the look of the papers in this collection and how all the embellishments go so we'll together.  However, on some pages I like to add a few other products to enhance some details.  On the above page I added some Distress Stickles by Ranger. The small blue frame is the same blue cardstock by Colorbok used elsewhere which I cut with my Cricut and The Reminisce by Creative Memories cartridge.  I added Faded Jeans stickles to the top frame for added dimension.

I chose to use: Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw, and Rock Candy.  The Title sticker is from my collection, I beleive it is from Memory Makers.  The blue ribbon trim is upcycled from a gift I had received.  The blue card stock is Colorbok.  I used the Creative Memories Border maker and scallop cartridge for making the laced border.  I used the Rock Candy Stickles to bring out the little lights on the Chicago night sky.

I added the Scattered Straw Stickles to the golden coloured swirls on the lower paper.  I also fussy cutter around the top edge of the swirls.  I used some Faded Jeans Stickles as accents on the blue ribbon trim.

Here is another page from the same scrapbook where I used some more Distress stickles just to bling up the Dragonfly.

On the dragon fly I used some Distress Stickles: Broken China and Frayed Burlap.  In nature dragon flies do reflect some shiny colours but they are subdued, so I felt that the Distress Stickles were perfect for this look.

Next week I will be posting a tutorial on how to use more of the wonderful Distress Stickles in Mixed Media over at the All That Stickles blog, so come see!

In the mean time I encourage you to visit the All That Stickles blog and partake in the Linky Party, all projects need to have  ANY Distress Stickles.  I can't wait to see what you do.  Remember, we have some very nice sponsors with some nice prizes too.  Thanks for viewing.

Louby Lou
Prize - $5 Voucher
Prize - 7 digis
Prize - 5 digis
Pinque Peacock
Prize - Package of Stick pins

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Welcome to Get Inky! Stamps "Repeat" Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first ever Get Inky! Stamps Blog Hop! Our theme for this hop is REPEAT, in celebration of National Repeat Day, which is this Monday, June 3rd! It is a day to repeat anything...such as eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! Or, for repeating things you've said...are you ready for some blog candy blog candy blog candy? Yes? Well...great, we have some! Among the prizes, one lucky person will be winning a 3 set sample of our BRAND NEW, NOT YET RELEASED STAMPS!!! How fun is that!?! 

Along your blog hopping journey you will see some brilliant hand crafted works of art brought to you by designers from Get Inky! Stamps, and we know you're going to love each one of them! The first stop on the hop is Thia from Blue Moon Creation, so be sure to start there! We are THRILLED you could hop along with us! Have fun!

For my project I made:

This is a 5x7 inch mixed media canvas that I painted with acrylics, collaged and did image and text transfers.  The main image is a digital stamp from Get Inky! for Blue Moon Creation Potted Flowers $2.99.  I coloured the main image with my copic markers: E11, E15, E37, V04, V09, V17, G21,
N5,N35, and 0.                                                                            

I also created a transfer from this image that is in the background for our repeat theme, to further depict that theme I added the mirrored butterfly.  The butterfly and the ribbon are from my own stash. I hope that you enjoy.  Thanks for visiting, and don't forget....
And of course we have blog candy! To be eligible to win, you must:

  • Become a follower (if you aren't already) of the Get Inky! Stamps blog
  • Become a follower of each design team member's blog (if you aren't already)
1 Winner will receive the Joyful Jar stamp set:

1 Winner will receive a bundle of our 3 new stamp sets:


And THREE design team members have hidden gift certificates valued at $5, $10, and $15. Remember that commenting on every stop of the hop increases your chances of winning!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday June 5th 

Your next stop is Sarah's blog. 

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!