Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunshine & Rainbows

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you all had wonderful weekends and enjoyed the C&Co blog hop!!

I'm back today with another Tiddly Inks Tuesday challenge..this week we are challenging you to put some COLOR into your cards!  Some of you out there are going through some serious winter weather, so join us in the fun and get yourself into a Spring-happy mode :)

Ok- enough chit chat, on to my card. I colored Joy Bugg in a fun rainbow of colors :)
Sunshine & Rainbows
- Joy Bugg (Tiddly Inks); Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Large scallop circle nestabilities
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: printer, memento tuxedo black
- Copics: {hair} E35, E37, E39; {skin} E000, E00, E21; {clothes} R37, R39, YR04, YR07, Y15, Y17, G14, G16, B01, B05, B24, B26, V15, V17
- Other: ribbon, buttons, stickles

Hope to see you play along with us this week @ Tiddly Inks!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Claudia & Co. CUSTOMER Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to Claudia and Company's first ever Customer Blog Hop! Today Claudia and Company is celebrating all of US; dear friends and customers and that includes YOU!

If you're hoppin' along you should have come from Taylor's blog. If you’ve just joined the fun, be sure to pop over to the Claudia and Company Blog to start the hop and get all the deets!

I used Winter Landon that I had colored awhile back and needed an "excuse" to put him on a card ;)
Winter Landon
- Winter Landon (By LORi Boyd/Claudia & Company)
- Labels 8 nestabilities
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: printer, uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, R01; {hair} E33, E35, E37; {clothes} B21, B23, YG91, YG95, Y21, Y23 W1, W3; {bear} E50, E51, E53
- Other: button, twine

Be sure and leave a comment on each of today’s fabulous posts, to be eligible for the prizes that are up for grabs! You'll have until Monday, February 28, 12pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on March 1, during the release day showcase!

Here is the complete list of stops on the Hop!
Mary J
Lysa {YOU are here :)}

Thanks for joining us and happy hopping! Your next stop is the FABULOUS Jen!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Supah Star

Happy FRIDAY!  I am SO ready for the weekend to get started... so just a quick post to share this  Supahstar! (Stay tuned for the Claudia & Company blog hop!)

You're a Star
- Supahstar (Tiddly Inks); You're a Star (Your Next Stamp)
- Labels 4 nestabilities
- Ink: printer, memento tuxedo black, uniball white gel pen
- Copics: {hair} E44, E49; {skin} E000, E21; {clothes} B21, B23, RV02, RV04; BV0000, BV00
- Other: ribbon, buttons, stickles

Thanks for stoppin' by!

By LORi Designs Challenge #6

2nd post today.. please scroll down to see the PCS digi release!

It's By LORi Boyd Designs Challenge time!

I used a this ADORABLE digi, Molly from the Bug & Roo line, illustrated by LORi's very talented daughter Hannah!
Just saying Hello
- Bug & Roo Molly (By LORi Boyd Designs); Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- My Minds Eye patterned paper
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, uniball white gel pen
- Copics: {hair} E25, E29; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} B05, B06, R81, R83, YG91, YG95; multiliner
- Other: ribbon, button, prima flower, string

Be sure to check out the design teams creations and all the deets on the By LORi Boyd Challenge blog!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Meet Lulibell & Gladibell!

As you saw from my previous post Pink Cat Studio is releasing some new character digis to the family...

Here are the the adorable digis.... (did you see the cute Gnome home freebie!?)

I used Lulibell & Animals friends for my card...
Gnome Friends
- Lulibell & Animal Friends (Pink Cat Studio); Four Bold Messages (Hero Arts)
- Labels 8 nestabilities
- Ink: printer, Colorbox Frost White
- Copics: {Lulibell} hat- RV00, RV02, Y35, Y38; hair-E25, E29; skin- E50, R51, R20; dress- YG03, YG06; {bird} B00, B01; {fox} E15, E18, E19; {skunk} W1, W3; {hedgehog} E13, W1, W3; {deer} E31, E33, E35, E51, E53; {grass} YG91, YG95, G12, G14, Y38
- Other: felt flower, pink gems

I also put together this card using Gladibell!
- Gladibell (Pink Cat Studio); Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Oval nestabilities
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, sakura glitter pen
- Copics: {house} B24, B26, R37, R39, R59, Y23, Y26; {Gladibell} YR12, YR14, YR16, B23, B24; {skin}E21, E50, E51, R01; {flowers} V01, V06, YR04, YR07, RV02, RV04, E13, E19
- Other: ribbon, buttons, prima flower, gems

Check out the other creations by the rest of the design team including 2 guest designers: Allison & Maylee (my sis!)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

PCS Blinkie Contest!

Melissa from Pink Cat Studio has a new blinkie contest for some new digis that will be released on Thursday (& let me tell ya they are ADORABLE!)

FOUR new images are joining the PCS family

Lulibell, Gladibell, Finnbert, & Ninbert!

Help us spread the word about our new family members and you could win them!
If you post this blinkie on your blog Melissa will enter you into a draw to win all 8 of the new Gnome digi stamps that will be released this Thursday!

Here are the contest details:
To be eligible to win you will need to post the above animated blinkie on the side bar of your blog and leave it there until the contest ends. Then please leave a comment in THIS post stating that you added the blinkie and also include a link to your blog. If you don't have a blog you can still enter the contest. Just leave a comment in THIS post and say that you would like to enter the contest even though you don't have a blog.

Click here to read the instructions on how to add the blinkie to your blog.

The contest ends on February 23rd at 9 pm EST and the winner will be announced on the Pink Cat Studio blog on Thursday Feb. 24th. The winner will be randomly chosen from everyone who enters the contest and will receive all 8 of the new Gnome digi stamps.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

2 Girls & a Boy

Popping to share a few more cards I made for my nieces & nephew..

First, to finish off my Valentine's day show & tell- I altered the Anyas from the Scrapbook kits (Sunshine & Spotlight) with WS-Camille's outfit to make these two for the girls
Pink Anya

Purple Anya

And Valentine's Day is also a special one in our family because it's also my nephew's birthday! He turned SEVEN last week (I still can't believe it myself!) I received Oh Boy! Ian for Xmas and haven't inked him up til now- not sure what kept me so long!
Bday Boy

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

By LORi Designs Challenge #5!

{Please scroll down to see the PCS digi releases!}

I'm still catching up posting my Valentines- knew this color combo was perfect for a card for my youngest niece. She's a total cutiepie and according to her older sister, her favorite color was determined to be purple!

Here's the color palette for this week's By LORi Designs Challenge

And here is the card I made using Puddle Jumper Harper!
Love Ya Bunches Harper
-Puddle Jumper Harper (By LORi Designs)
- Labels one nestabilities
- Pinking scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: printer, Spun Sugar distress ink
- Copics: {hair} 100, C3;{skin} E000, E00, R20; {clothes} E44, E47, E49, RV91, RV93, YG03, YG06, V04, V06,
- Other: ribbon, button

Go to the By LORi Designs Challenge blog for all the details to enter the challenge and to see the gorgeous works of the DT.. the team is still growing!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rapunzel & Prince

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Let down your hair!

Pink Cat Studio has these adorable fairytale digis releasing today!

Just in time for the movie, "Tangled" out in theaters- I haven't seen it yet, but my nieces (& my sisters) loved it! I put together 2 of the digis to create this card..perfect for a wedding maybe?
Rapunzel & Prince
- Lily as Rapunzel; Billy as Prince (Pink Cat Studio); Best Yet (Stampin' Up!)
- Long scalloped & big scalloped circle nestabilities
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: {castle tower} BV00, BV03, N1, N3, N5,W1, W3, W5; {Lily} E000, E00, R01, Y21, Y23, YR23, V12, V15, V17, RV00; {Billy} B0000, B00, BV00, BV02, E000, E00, R01, RV00, RV02; {horse} C1, C3, E44, E47, N1, N3; {other} B01, G12, G14, RV00, RV02; multiliner
-Other: pearl gems

Make sure you check out the fabulous work of the rest of the design team on the Pink Cat Studio blog!

There are also FREE sentiments that are downloadable at the Pink Cat Studio website!

Monday, February 14, 2011

All Pink...

All the time.. at least that's my niece's philosophy- she absolutely LOVES everything PINK! Which was just the perfect theme since this week's Tiddly Inks Tuesday challenge is to create a monochromatic color card.

(If you're looking for the Valentine's Day blog hop scroll down or click here)

She's been taking ballet classes too, so I used Tiny Dancer to make this sweet Valentine's Day card for her
Tiny PINK dancer
- Tiny Dancer (Tiddly Inks); Valentine Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Large scallop nestabilities
- Pinking scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
- Copics: {hair} 100, C1. C3; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} R20, R21, R22; {shadow} R0000, R00
- Other: ribbon, button, stickles

Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

Happy Valentine's Day! (& a Happy 7th birthday to my nephew!)

If you're hopping along with the Valentine's Day Blog hop- you should have come by way of Jennifer's blog... If not I suggest you start the beginning @ Taylor's blog. Taylor has put together a fabulous group of bloggers, sponsors and prizes for a VALENTINE'S DAY BLOG HOP!

Since a few of my fellow Pink Cat Studio team members are also apart of this hop, I decided to pull together a few of my favorite Valentine's Day cards that I've made recently...

Betty- XOXO Valentine LilyCupid Rex Monkey Love

These are just a few of my recent favorites- I do still  have plenty more (& a few more to share soon!)

Hop on your way to Erica's blog next- but be sure to leave comments on everyone's blog for a chance to win some great prizes- some of us even have some hidden on our blogs! You will have until Thursday 2/17 @ 6pm EST to comment... winners will be announced on Friday!

But just in case you get "lost" here is the full blog hop list:

Taylor Usry -
Libby Hickson -
Cindy Coutts -
Cyndi Bundy -
Amber Hillman -
Angelique Nederpel -
Tanya Johnson -
Suzi McKenzie -
Cathy Wallington -
Pam Hornschu -
Wendy Price -
Patricia Hays -
Maria Levine -
Sandie Dunne -
Juanita Gillen -
Janelle Stollfus -
Mary Collins -
Berenice Rendon -

Cheryl Gorka      -
Jessica Fitzgerald -
Dee Morris -
Darsie Bruno -
Sandy Allnock -
Margie Cortina -
Kathy Fronczak -
Cat Darling -
Joyce Martens (Jolara) -
Erin Leveille -
Gudrun Loennecken-
Mackenzie Bruckler -
Melissa (Pink Cat) -
Patty Tanuz -
Emily Leiphart -
Jane Matsumoto -
Kimme Leach -
Kerry Kung -
Heather Lee-Reppen -
Rachel Sztonyk -
Jennifer Dove -
Lysa - <--- YOU ARE HERE!
Erica Johnson-Wanzer -
Tina Kiehn -
Sugar Whiting -
Karin Martin -
Sunghee Chon -
Tanis Palmer -
Lindsey M-P -
Kristi Parker Van Doren - 

You can also check out all the prizes up for grabs on Taylor's blog!

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you all have a SWEET Valentine's Day! ♥

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hello Friend!

Just a quick post to share a card I made for this month's challenge over at Hero Arts!

I used the Large Blossom Cling stamp & 'kissed' it with Antique Flower design block to come up with this:
Hello Friend
- Antique Flower DB; Large Blossom cling; All Occasion Messages (Hero Arts)
- Ink: Walnut Stain distress ink, Versamark
- Other: buttons, ribbon

Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just Saying Hello

Happy Friday Everyone!

I couldn't wait to use this digi that Christy just put in the Tiddly Inks store.. It's a Colorful World!
Just Saying Hello

Hope you have a Fabulous Friday and enjoy your Valentine's Day Weekend! (Anyone have any fun romantic plans?!)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

By Lori Designs DT!

Happy Thursday! I'm excited to share with you that I'm on new By LORi {Boyd} Designs DT!! For my first post as an "official" design team member, the color challenge #4 is...

& here is the card I made using the super adorable Puddle Jumper Ainsley
Heart Smile
- Puddle Jumper Ainsley (By Lori Designs)
- Labels 3 nestabilities
- Ink: printer, Uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {hair} E13, E15, E18, E19; {skin}E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} BG01, BG02, G12, G14, R37, R39; {heart} R37, R39, R59; {shadow} BV0000, BV00; multiliner
- Other: fabric scrap, ribbons, buttons

Loved this color combo & definitely will use it again! Be sure to check out the By LORi Designs challenge blog for the other dt's creations and all the details to enter the challenge!  Hope to see you play along :)

Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

Another post for Chinese New Year!

This year I decided to make my own "Lai See" or Lucky Red Envelopes to give my nieces this year. I measured one to get the right dimensions and came up with this:

Chinese New Year Red Envies
- Asian Dolls, Asian Borders (Hero Arts); Gong Hay Fat Choy (Design in Squares)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fired Brick Distress Ink, Versamark 
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} RV00, RV02, RV04; V12, V15, V17
- Other: gems, enamel accents, stickles

Thanks for stopping in.. I'll be back tomorrow with some exciting news!

Friday, February 4, 2011

You Did It!

Just popping in with quick card I made with one of Tiddly Inks newest Georgia the Gymnast digis..

You Did It!
- Georgia the Gymnast (Tiddly Inks); Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Circle Nestabilities
- Hearts embossing folder (Sizzix)
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo Black 
- Copics: {hair} 100, C3; {skin} E000, E00, R01; {clothes} B91, B93, B95
- Other: ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.. have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

新年快樂! (Happy New Year!)

Wishing you all a Prosperous and Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy New Year!
Supplies: 3 Bunnies (Hero Arts); Gung Hay Fat Choy (Design in Squares)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

PCS Valentine Wishes

from PCS's Itty Bitty Betty!

Pink Cat Studio is releasing these adorable Itty Bitty Betty Valentine images this week:

(Did you see the freebie that is available today only?)

Here's Betty holding a heart Valentine just for you...
Betty- XOXO
- Betty Holding Heart (Pink Cat Studio); Valentine Wishes (Hero Arts)
- Sweetheart border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Circle nestabilties
- Ink: Printer, uniball white gel pen, Spun Sugar Distress Ink
- Copics: {hair} E25, E27, E29; {skin} E000, E00, R01; {dress} R81, R83, R85; {heart} R81, R83, RV91, RV93; C1, C3
- other: string, buttons, gems

& here's Betty making her rounds delivering more sweet Valentines...
Bitty Betty Warm Fuzzies
- Betty pulling wagon (Pink Cat Studio); Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Hearts embossing folder (Sizzix)
- Ink: Printer
- Copics: {hair} E35, Y21, Y23, YR24; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} V12, V15, V17; {valentines} R81, R83, V12, V15; {wagon} R81, R83, N3
- Other: ribbon, buttons

Thanks for stopping by!