Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Three circle card for card design CAS3/Copictopia

 When I saw this card sketch design, I knew I had the perfect card to use for it!  This card sketch CAS#3 from Copictopia and I use the Natural Harmony digital stamp that you can get there as well:

 Because this is a digital stamp, I was able to resize it and punch out parts of it to highlight on my card - digital stamps are great for that and they are easily stored on your computer.  

 Here are the Copic alcohol ink markers I used, and I colored the rhinestones to match too!

 I choose these colors to match the designer paper, which is a retired Stampin' Up paper...

You can read lots more about Copics, digital stamps, card designs, etc. at

or read the Copictopia blog at:

or see even more of Cristena's designs on Pinterest:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October blog hop with Di's Country Inkers

Happy October and welcome to my blog hop card with Di's Country Inkers!

 You should have come from
Crystal's blog

 The card I used for my card for this month's theme casing Diana's cards is this (I forgot to include the pic so here it is!  better late than never, sorry):

I used Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio (MDS) to CASE my card, along with a new brush set from the holiday catalog. Colors used were Mossy Meadow, More Mustard, and Pumpkin Pie.

 This stamp set is Holiday Home and you can also get it in in french and spanish as well as the matching framelit.  I just love houses so I had to get the bundle and MDS brush set!  If you "bundle" the stamp set with the framelits, you can get them at a discounted price:

Holiday Home is a variety of holiday traditions center on the home. This versatile photopolymer stamp set lets you express everything that goes on at home for the holidays, from hauntings to visits from a jolly old elf. Set quantity: 24.

I used one of Di's previous cards and cased my card from the card she posted on August 3rd using the spatter technique (get a splatter effect by dropping a few different refill colors on a baby wipe and using it as the stamp pad).  It is one of her Top Ten cards and I was lucky enough to get this one and fell in love with it.

It was a little challenging to achieve the same effect with MDS, but by using 2 different MDS splatter brush sets and coloring them with 3 different colors, I think I came close.  It was sure fun to play with MDS since they are always coming out with new sets and fun items!  You can try MDS for free by clicking on the MDS button on the right side of my blog.

Here is the blog hoppers' list, in case you get lost:

Thanks for visiting my blog - the next blog hop is Diana's and I know she will have something great for you!!   


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Paper Craft Crew card sketch challenge #111

Time for the weekly card sketch challenge #111 with Paper Craft Crew!

The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's card sketch.  You may click any of the photos to see a larger image, and you may also click the name under the photo to go to the designers blog for more information on their creation at this website:

Just some things to think about as you play along with us this week
  • You may flip or rotate the card sketch, change or replace the shapes, but please make sure the general layout is recognizable.
  • Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the InLinkz feature at the end of this post. If InLinkz is down, please add a link with your comment.
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry!  You can still use inLinkz by linking to your photo posted on a social media site.
  • All members of the Paper Craft Crew Design Team are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and as such, we LOVE to see a minimum of 3 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images used on your card but don't let that stop you from participating. Whether or not you use Stampin' Up! products on your card, we still want you to participate and know that you are still eligible to be a Featured Artisan.
  • When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword PCCCS111.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be considered as one of our Featured Artisans, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:55 PM EST
  • VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:55 PM EST.  Voting ends on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Color challenge with Copictopia and a stair step card

I wanted to share the card I made for this week's color challenge with Copictopia!  I have been wanting to try making a stair step card, and I got to do it this week!!  It felt like I was making a mini-panoramic scene.... here is my card using this colors:

Here is a close-up of my card:

Yep, your eyes aren't deceiving you - I colored my little dog with the pink Copic colors!  I did use a gray color for shading...

I got this digital image from too - it was FREE!  Digital stamps are great because you can resize them to fit your need, so I made this cute dog so he could happily run through the grass and trees, like my furbabies do!  I always have to laugh at them when they find some great odor in the grass and roll in it on their backs for like 10 minutes LOL.  As long as it isn't skunk smell or some other awful time when Inu was a puppy she thought rolling in cat doodoo was a smell we would appreciate....NOT.   Check out the free digital stamps here:

 The "steps" of the card definitely make it dimensional!

 Copic colors #E37, RV66, RV55, G14, V17 and R29; some retired Stampin' Up items

 I used white baker's twine but colored it with the purple Copic pen - did you know you can do that??  I made a cute bow for my card!

You could see what other goodies are on the Copictopia website - a blog, a new card sketch design, free money card lion tutorial...and submit your card!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A prima paper doll card tag - she has a poodle!

 I was in a Prima doll tag swap recently and remembered to take pictures of it before it got mailed out!  I used the Betty girl but changed her hair and used the Olive hairstyle. 

My most favorite metallic color is copper, so I used that color along with pink, melon, and strawberry - yummy!  There are slight variations on each girl, such as facing right or left, background, arrangement of flowers.

 My most favorite metallic color is copper, so I used that color along with pink, melon, and strawberry - yummy!  There are slight variations on each girl, such as facing right or left, background, arrangement of flowers.

 For each one I used a fabric flower at the top and  in the hair that I dabbed in melon ink and a lace flower applique at the bottom that was dabbed with copper ink.

 I also used copper paper, brads, glitter glue, thin copper ribbon, copper washi tape, and ruffled trim on the side and skirt.

 Here are a few closeups of my Prima girls with their pink poodles!

 Some of the supplies I used were retired Stampin' Up...

 The girls even have a copper sparkle on their leggings!  Yep, I love dolls and definitely have the Prima paper doll fever lol!


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