Thursday, March 31, 2011

BLDC #11

Another quick post for the By LORi Designs Challenge!

Can you believe that it's already the last day of March? this year is just flying by.. this week's color challenge is surely going to get you in the SPRING mood with these cheerful colors :)

I colored Puddle Jumper Kyle in these fun colors for a Spring-y birthday boy card!
Puddle Jumper Kyle- BLDC#11

Isn't he just the sweetest?!  ♥ these cute digis from LORi!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Eggstra-Special Easter Wishes

I'm back again with some Pink Cat Studio's EASTER digis release!

& here are the cards I created with them:
Easter Lily

Betty & Bunny
details to be added :)

Be sure to check out the other creations of my fabulous design team-mates on the Pink Cat Studio Blog!

Happy Birthday Melissa!


A few of us decided it to do a secret BIRTHDAY blog hop for the wonderful Melissa of Pink Cat Studio! (You should have come from Makenzie's blog)

Happy BDay Melissa!

Your next stop on the hop is Emily!

Happy Birthday Melissa!!  Hope you have a FABULOUS day :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Christy!!!

Today is a very special Tiddly Inks Challenge today! Its the FABULOUS artist/owner Christy's birthday!

I used one of my favorite images on my card
Happy Birthday Christy!

In honor of Christy's birthday- the challenge this week is to make a birthday card using her favorite color combo-red, black & white!

& there's even a sale going on!

Happy Birthday Christy!! Wishing you the most fabulous day ever! ♥

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Poppies

Just popping in to share this card I made to add to my birthday card stash (& for the Hero Arts Birthday month challenge!)

I double stamped the background with the Happy definition with the Polka Dots cling images...
Happy Birthday Poppies
- Happy definition, Cling Dots, Delicate Poppies (Hero Arts)
- Long scallop nestabilities
- Ink: Distress Peeled Paint, Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Frost White
- Copics: R43, R46, R59, R89, YG03, YG06
- Other: ribbon, button, seed beads

Thanks for stopping in! Hope you are enjoying your weekends!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

BLDC #10

Happy Thursday! It's time for another By LORi Designs challenge!

Here's the color combo for this week:

And here's my card using the sweet Hazel from the Bug & Roo collection!
BLDC #10
- Supplies:
- Hazel (Bug & Roo; By LORi Designs)
- Oval nestabilities
- Pinking scallop border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Printer
- Copics: {hair} 100, C3; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes/balloons} R02, R08, RV02, RV04, RV06, YG03, YG06
-Other: button, glossy accents, ribbon

Be sure to check out all the details on the By LORi Designs Challenge Blog!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tiddly Inks Tutorial!

I put together a tutorial this week for Tiddly Inks on two techniques I use to create shaped cards...

Style 1: Creating a hinged card

1) Taking a folded card (any size) and using a die cut, slightly overlap the edge of the creased fold...

2) Run it through the die cut machine & voila! You have a shaped card :)

3) Finally.. decorate & embellish your card and you're done :)
Just for you Annie
- Annie w/present (Tiddly Inks); All Occasion messages (Hero Arts)
- Circle nestabilities
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: printer, Frost white colorbox, Uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {hair} Y21, Y23, Y26; {skin} E000. E00, R01; {clothes} BV13, BV17, RV02, RV04, RV06
- Other: ribbon,

For those of you that don't want that flat edge where the card folds, here is another technique I use...

1) Die-cut 2 shapes of your choice

2) Take one of those shapes and using a scoring tool, score a line about 1/2" on one side

3) Fold on the score line and add adhesive to that 1/2" space

4) Place the other die cut and press firmly to adhere the two together, and now you have another shaped card!

5) Again, decorate & embellish...
All Dressed Up
- Daddy's Girl (Tiddly Inks)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Ink: printer
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, R01; {hair} E25, E29; {clothes} RV0000, RV00, RV02; BV0000, BV00, N1, N3, N5; multiliner
- Other: ribbon, button

These cards were "inspired by" the fun colors in this photo

Check out the details for the challenge and the for both of these card on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog!

Happy Birthday Dad!

We celebrated my dad's birthday over the weekend.. here's the card I made for him :)

Birthday Birds
- Cling Dots, Essential Messages, Flower Bird Garden (Hero Arts)
- Ink: Frost White colorbox 
- Copics: {flowers & leaves} R36, R59, R89; YG03, YG06, YG09; {birds} R35, R37, YG95, YG97
- Other ribbon

I'm also playing along with the Hero Arts Birthday Challenge this month!

Thanks stopping by!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Hi again!

Popping in for another quick post for By LORi Designs Challenge #9!

And what a more perfect day to have the colors be all GREEN! I colored Puddle Jumper Cole to match!
Hi PJ Cole
- Puddle Jumper Cole (By LORi Boyd)
- Deckle edge rectangle nestabilities
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: printer, Distress Peeled Paint
- Copics: {hair} E15, E18, YR21; {skin} E000, E00, E11; {clothes} G12, G14, G17; YG03. YG06, YG09
- other: buttons, twine

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gnome Babies

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all those that celebrate!

This week @ Pink Cat Studio, Melissa has expanded the Gnome families with baby "Bibi" Gnome

SO cute right? We have some friends expecting a baby girl in a month- thought this would make a super cute Welcome baby card :)

- Gnome couple with bibi (Pink Cat Studio)
- Rectangle nestabilities
- Swiss Dots embossing folder
- Baby words die cut (Cuttlebug)
- Ink: printer
- Copics: {skin} E50, E51, R01; {Dad gnome} E55, E57; BG45, BG49, Y13, Y15, Y!9, W1, W3, 110; {mom gnome} Y13, Y15 Y17; E44, E47, E49; BV13, B17; {bibi} RV02, RV04, RV06
- other: buttons

We have 2 guest designers joining us again for this week's release Janna & Cheryl!  Be sure to check out their awesome cards in addition to the rest of the design team on the Pink Cat Studio blog!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Birthday SIS!!

Wishing my sister the very HAPPIEST birthday!
(2nd post of the day.. please scroll down for more :))

Happy Birthday Sis!

I ♥ ya!

St. Patrick's Day Girl

Happy Tuesday!

Just a quick post to share my Tiddly Inks challenge card!

I went with a GREEN theme and colored this cute girl for my Happy Day card :)
Green Girl
- Belinda (Tiddly Inks); Happy Day (Hero Arts)
- Large scallop circle nestabilities
- Pinking scallop edge punch (Martha Stewart)
- ink: printer, memento tuxedo black
- Copics: {hair} E15, E19; {skin} E000, E00; R01; {clothes} YG03, YG06, YG09; G14, G16, Y17; E33, E35, W3, W5; multiliner
- other: buttons, ribbon

Please check out the other wonderful works from the Tiddly Inks design team gals :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Fun!

2nd post of the day.. please scroll down to see my first post :)

Did you see the FAB color combination challenge over at the By LORi Designs Challenge yet this week?

I used one of Lori's newest Puddle Jumpers, Tabitha

- Puddle Jumper Tabitha (By LORi Designs)
- Labels 4 nestabilities
- Pinking scallop border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: printer, memories soft pool
- Copics: {hair} E25, E27, E29; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} B37, B39, BG02, BG05, G12, G14; {grass} YG91, YG95, YG97, G99
- Other: ribbon, prima flower, button, string

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Walkin' the Dogs

Happy Friday!!

We've been having some beautiful weather here the past couple of days (& days to come...) too bad I don't have any dogs to take on a walk! Guess I'll just stick to doing yard work! :P

I used this super cute Walk the Dogs image by Tiddly Inks- ♥ coloring all that hair!
Walkin' the dogs
- Walk the Dogs (Tiddly Inks)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Polka dot embossing folder
- Ink: Printer
- Copics: {hair} E25, E27, E50; {skin} E000, E00, R01; {clothes} BG02, BG05, BG07, RV00, RV02; {shoes} E55, E57; {dogs} E51, E53, W3, W5; C1, C3, C5, C7; R27; {sidewalk/grass} C00, C1, C3; G14,YG91, YG95
- other: buttons, ribbon

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

St. Patty's Day..

is only a week away!

And just in time, Pink Cat Studio has come out with these ADORABLE St. Patty's digis!

I put together the Leprechaun & the Pixies together on my card :) thought they were a perfect fit together!
Happy Leprechaun
- Leprechaun & Pixies (Pink Cat Studio); Happy Day Animals (Hero Arts)
- Labels 2 nestabilities
- Ink: printer, memento tuxedo black
- Copics: {clothes/hat} G14, G16, G17, Y15, Y17, 110, {skin} E00, E02; {hair} E15, E18, E29; {pots} N3, N5, N7, 110; multiliner
- other: buttons, yellow stickles

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Birthday Wishes

A friend & co-worker celebrated her birthday yesterday! (Had to wait to give her the card before I posted!)

I knew *exactly* which image I wanted to use for her card when I found out when her birthday was... this image is HER!

Birthday D!
- WS Charlotte digi (The Greeting Farm); Birthday Sayings (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Ink: printer, memento tuxedo black
- Copics: {hair} E44, E47, E49; {skin} E00, E11, E13; {clothes} B91, B93, R39, R59, R89, Y13, Y15, Y17.
- Other: ribbon

Happy Birthday Dreamlyn- hope you had a FABULOUS day!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

BLDC #7!

2nd post of the day.. please scroll down for the Pink Cat Studio release!

This week's By LORi Designs {color} challenge:

& my card using Puddle Jumper Rylee
Puddle Jumper Rylee
- Puddle Jumper Rylee (By LORi Boyd)
- Rectangle & scalloped rectangle; big scalloped circle nestabilities
- Ink: printer, uniball white gel pen
- Copics: {hair} 110, C3; {skin} E000, E00, E21, R01; {clothes} R81, R83, RV91, RV93, E74, E77, G12, G14
- Other: ribbon, button

See the details HERE for the challenge!