Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy 29th!

Today is my friend's 29th birthday!  

I went to my local scrapbooking store over the weekend only to discover that they were having their annual "yard sale" where other customers can sell their old craft goodies at some smokin' deals! I picked up some 'new to me' stamps & decided to try them out- one of them was the Four Bold Message set from Hero Arts.

I put that HA stamp to use and printed out this Amber Ink digi available here: Happy 29th- Amber Ink

and the inside (I didn't notice til after I stuck them down that the numbers matched just right with the background letters to make it '29th"- LOL!)
Happy 29th!
- Hope, Popcorn & Wine (Amber Ink), Four Bold Messages, Fanciful Swirl Alpha (Hero Arts),
- Scallop punch (EK Success)
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: Distress Walnut Brown, printer ink, white gel pen
- Copics: B91, B93, E000, E21, R39, RV91, RV93, RV95, W3, W5, clear spica, multiliner
- Other: Thickers stickers (American Crafts), Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vintage Rabbit & Tulips!

It's another release day for Jane's Doodles at Squigglefly!!

Vintage Rabbit:
TY Rabbit

Vintage Rabbit
- Vintage Rabbit (Jane's Doodles); Four Bold Messages (Hero Arts)
- Loopy border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Printer, white gel pen
- Copics: E11, E13, E15, YG03, YG06
- Other: ribbon, buttons

And these gorgeous tulips! 
Simple Tulips

I colored and spritzed them with some water mixed w/perfect pearls to give them a bit of sparkle.. they're also popped off the image a bit with dimensionals:
Sparkly Tulips
- Tulips (Jane's Doodles), Antique Flower Background (Hero Arts)
- Ink: Printer, Dusty Concord distress ink, white gel pen
- Copics: R24, R27, R29, R89, Y11, Y13, YG01, YG03
- Other: ribbon, gems, perfect pearls
Both of these digis including Princess Mia from my card yesterday are all available HERE NOW!

Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pretty as a Princess!

In honor of her daughter's birthday Jane drew an adorable "Princess Mia" to celebrate! AND she's giving her away as a FREEBIE today- just go to Jane's blog to download!!

I kept this card pretty simple and used ALL pink- what princess would have it any other way?
(sorry for the bad photo.. will have to retake the pic when I have some sunlight!)
Pretty as a Princess

Princess Mia
- Princess Mia (Jane's Doodles); Pretty as...(EK Success)
- Oval nestabilities
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: printer, white gel pen
- Copics: E000, E11, E21, E51, E53, E55, E57, R81, R83, YG01, YG03, 100, multiliner
- Other: buttons, ribbon, glossy accents (on the balloon)

Check out what the rest of the design team as done too:

& our guest designer for this release... Jill!

I'll be back tomorrow with more of Jane's new releases at Squigglefly!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Easter!

Easter's almost here!  Time is just flying by!

I finally had time to play with some of my new Hero Arts goodies... and to play along with their challenge this month! With Easter around the corner I decided to have some fun and give this sweet girl some Easter eggs (using a circle punch)  to hold instead of the flowers she came with... LOVE these girls!
Happy Easter
- Happy Girls; Basic Alphabet (Hero Arts)
- Labels 4 nestabilities
- My Mind's Eye Home patterned paper
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, white gel pen, Broken China distress ink
- Copics: C1, C3, E000, E13, E15, E18, E21, R81, R83, R85, YG01, YG03, multiliner
- Other: lace trim, ribbon, felt word, gems

Thanks for popping in- I'll be back tomorrow with more to share!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pillow FIGHT!!

Hehe.. that caught your attention didn't it?

Today was my turn and my last post for Club Anya & Friends *sniff* for Wild Card Wednesday.

I decided to do an inspiration challenge with a photo of this pillow I found at Crate & Barrel (I really want it for myself too!) I just love all the rich bold colors and the pattern is so FUN!

I used the color pallette as my inspiration for my card using the so-adorable Wild Sprout Megan!
Hello Friend

WCW Megan
- WS Megan (The Greeting Farm), All Occasion Messages; flower from You're the Best (Hero Arts)
- Circle nestabilities
- Flourishes Floral embossing folder (Sizzix)
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, white gel pen
- Copics: B01, B91, B93, E000, E00, E11, E21, E25, E27, E29, E35, G21, G24, R81, R83, YR04, YR07, clear spica
- Other: ribbon, prima flower, button, string, gems,

Hope to see you play along.. check out the CA&F blog for all the deets!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter Surprise!

Happy Monday!

I got a wonderful surprise email in my inbox last week from sweet Melissa of Pink Cat Studio asking if I would create some samples for her Easter digis release TODAY!  Of course I had to say YES!!

10 new Easter digis were released... 6 of them new and the other 4 converted rubber images

Check out cute Lily all dressed in her Easter bunny ears!
Easter Lily card

Easter Lilyupplies:
- Easter Lily (Pink Cat Studio)
- Oval nestabilities
- Flower Power patterned paper (DCWV)
- Grass border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: printer, white gel pen, Broken China Distress ink
- Copics: BG02, BV00, BV02, E000, E11, E21, E33,  R81, Y11
- Other: buttons, ribbon, perfect pearls mist (on the sky), string

And these ADORABLE Hoppin' Bunnies!

Hoppin' Bunnies!
- Hoppin Bunnies; Hoppy Day sentiment (Pink Cat Studio)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Peony border punch (Martha Stewart)
- My Mind's Eye patterned paper
- Ink: printer
- Copics: B000, B00, B01, E31, E33, E35, W3, W1, 0, YG01, YG03, 0.3 multiliner
- Other: liquid applique, ribbon, button, string

Thanks to Melissa for the fun I had with these digis... now go check them out on the Pink Cat Studio blog & store!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sketch Time!

Yay!  It's Saturday- another BEAUTIFUL day here in AZ!

Pam has another great sketch this week for Club Anya & Friends...

I used the oh so sweet tomboy Audrey that was a freebie from Marie a few weeks ago.. I couldn't wait to get her colored... those sweet eyes staring at me from my desk- who could resist?!? Birthday Audrey
I kept my card pretty simple without any frilly ribbons or lace- Audrey wouldn't have it any other way!! (but I couldn't go without adding buttons!)
Audrey up close!
- Audrey (The Greeting Farm), Birthday Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: B21, B23, E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, E35, E51, E53, E55, G21, G24, R81, R83, R85
- Other: buttons

Thanks for visiting- be sure to check out the Club Anya & Friends blog for all the deets for the Saturday Sketch Challenge!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another March Birthday

Hi again,

Monday was my sister's birthday (Tabatha's illustrator!) and this is the card I made for her... I got a few "new to me" TGF stamps a few weeks ago as a birthday gift to myself and just had to ink one of them up!

I used sweet Megan on her card... I wanted a background on the brown card base, but didn't want anything too busy- luckily I just used this birthday background on something else and hadn't cleaned it off yet.. just stamped it as is!
Birthday Megan
- WS Megan (The Greeting Farm); Special Day Words, Birthday Messages (Hero Arts)
- Labels 4 nestabilities
- My My Mind's Eye patterned paper
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Frost White, white gel pen
- Copics: B21, B23, E000, E11, E21, RV91, RV93, RV95, 0.3 multiliner
- Other: buttons, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.. have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

& Happy St. Patty's Day too!

Today is my dad's birthday so I made him this fun spring GREEN birthday card...
Green Birthday
- Good Fortune; Birthday Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Pansy border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Textile Texture embossing folder 
- Bamboo patterned paper (Imaginisce)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: BG05, BG07, E000, E11, E21, E15, G20, G21, G24, G28, R01
- Other: Ribbon (Martha Stewart), button, string

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Jane's Digi winner!

First post of the day HERE

Had my DH pick a random number from the comments and the winner is...
**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said... 2 great cards....those bunnies are too adorbs...have an awesome saturday
hugs Liann
Liann!  Please email me (link above) with your choice of Boris the Bunny or the Daffodils!


Happy Day Monday..


It's Monday Mania challenge on the Club Anya & Friends blog

This week's hostess with the mostess is the sweetest MAG! Her challenge is to create a card/project using an ALTERED TGF image and to use this photo as inspiration:

I decided to alter Savannah & Stella and use the rich pink & brown colors on my card.  The chandelier reminded me of the damask design too:
Happy Day Girl

- Savannah; Stella; Happy Day (The Greeting Farm); Antique Flower DB (Hero Arts)
- My Mind's Eye Home collection patterned paper
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: B00, E000, E00, E11,13, E21, E44, E47, E49, R81, R83, R85, clear spica
- Other: ribbon, buttons, prima flowers, epoxy sticker, butterfly embellie, perfect pearls, pearl gems

Thanks for stopping by- hope to see you play along over on the Club Anya & Friends blog!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Janes's {Spring} Release today!

If you're looking for my Club Anya & Friends post.. click here!

Hi all.. as promised I'm back again to share some new releases TODAY for Jane's Doodles @Squigglefly!!

Jane drew these fabulous daffodils (I added a third flower)... and see that fun button in the middle of my bow- that was made by Jane too- check out her Etsy shop here!
Smiling daffodils

- Daffodils (Jane's Doodles); Thoughtful Messages, Antique Flower Background (Hero Arts)
- Scallop Oval Nestabilities
- My Mind's Eye Home collection paper
- Ink: printer, white gel pen
- Copics: Y17, Y21, YG01, YG03, YR61, YR65
- Other: Ribbon, Fimo button, string, glossy accents
 and just in time for Spring & Easter- here is Boris the Bunny! Hoppy Easter

Jane's animals are just so perfect for coloring and FUN FLOCK!
- Boris the Bunny (Jane's Doodles)
- Grass border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Bazzill Basics dot paper
- Cotton Ball white; Hazy Grey; Caramel Latte Tan Fun Flock (Stampendous)
- DCWV Flower Power patterned paper
- Other: ribbon, button, string, alpha stickers

Check out the other DT's creations:

and we have a special guest designer this month too... Deirdre!  And if that wasn't enough for you, if you check out the FABULOUS Jane herself- she has a fab FREE digi to go along with Boris!

Leave me some love, and I'll pick a random winner to get your choice of Boris or the Daffodils!

Saturday Sketch Time!

It's time again for a Saturday Sketch!  Another fab sketch designed by Pam!

I pulled Hippie Anya out and gave her some Copic love :)  Was in a very red mood too!
Hippie Anya in Red

Hippie Anya
- Hippie Anya (The Greeting Farm); Birthday Messages (Hero Arts)
- Scallop/Rectangle & circle nestabilities
- My Mind's Eye Home collection; Lasting Impressions dots patterned paper
- Ink: Versafine Onyx black, white gel pen
- Copics: E000, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, R22, R24, R27, R29, B21, B23
- Other: button, felt border
Check out all the deets for the challenge on the Club Anya & Friends blog...

Hope you play along... will be back shortly with some new release from Jane's Doodles too!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tippy Tabatha!

Happy Friday!!

Hope you are enjoying the kickoff into the weekend!  I am certainly looking forward to it.. looks like the rain has finally decided to let up (it's been raining ONLY on the weekends for the past couple of weeks!)

I thought I would share another installment of my sister's digis.. Tippy Tabatha!! 
(you may remember the cards I made with her here, and Maylee's here)
Sweet Tabatha

Tippy Tabatha
- Tippy Tabatha (My sister's digi); Sweet Wonderful You (Hero Arts)
- Oval/scalloped oval nestabilities
- My Mind's Eye Home patterned paper
- Ink: printer, white gel pen
- Copics: B0000, B00, B01, B21, B23, C3, C5, 100, W1, W3, clear spica
- Other: Ribbon, prima flowers, buttons, string

Thanks for stopping by... I'll back with more to share this weekend!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

WCW Text Me!

It's Wild Card Wednesday on the Club Anya & Friend blog hosted by my sweet friend Kelly!!

Her challenge this week is to use some text or newsprint patterned paper on your project.  Now it took me awhile to figure out what to do here- even with my mounds of paper that I have- I had to search thru it all to find this itty bitty portion of paper that had some text on it! 
WCW Newsprint Oliver


(Now I gotta go find more of this stuff!)  It's called Vintage Moon by Pink Paislee.  I also punched some circles out of another sheet of the same collection & stuck them behind some clear buttons!
Newsprint buttons
- OA Happy Day (The Greeting Farm)
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Pink Paislee patterned paper
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Broken China distress ink, Peeled Paint distress ink, white gel pen
- Copics: hair: 100, C3, C5; skin: E000, E00, E02; clothes: Y21, Y23, B91, B93, E13, E15; dinosaurs: G20, G21, BG0000, BG02; YR0000, YR00
- Other: twine, clear buttons

Be sure to check out the Club Anya & Friends blog for all the details to enter and win a digi of your choice!!

Thanks for stopping by!