Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Super Hero High Flyer

Hi, everyone!! Today, I have a fabulous new image from Tiddly Inks to share with you all. This little pooch is quite the super hero, flying high above a city near you.

I colored my super hero's face three times and then layered each section with foam tape to give the little guy a 3D look - that and the popped up sentiment gives the card dimension. Here's a close-up:

If you haven't checked out the new images that released today in the store, what are you waiting for? Christy has outdone herself again with these must-have images!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenge Entered:

MarkerPop Challenge #53: Anything Goes



Make it Sparkle Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi everyone!! Today, we are kicking off another great challenge on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog called Make It Sparkle.

This theme was lots of fun! I used Fall Queen for my digital image and added lots of glitter elements to make her sparkle.

First, I blended Black Soot distress ink onto a white cardstock base. The light actually gives the impression of a mirror, doesn't it?

Then, I created the aqua sparkle background with my Ray of Sunshine cutting plate using Scor-Tape and Glitter Ritz microfine glitter. Hopefully, I'll be able to share a tutorial with you soon.

Lastly, I colored Fall Queen with Copics and added Stickles to her headpiece and belt. Since the image was fairly large, I decided to heat emboss the sentiment on the largest pumpkin using clear embossing powder and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I fussy cut the image and popped it up with dimensionals. Three orange sequins with a dab of glossy accents on each finish off the card front.

When you have a minute, please check out what the rest of the team has created to inspire you. Now it's your turn to make a project sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by!!

UPDATE 10/7/14: I made the Top 5 at QKR Stampede Challenge #106 - Pumpkins!!


Challenges Entered

Sister Act Challenge #76 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - Fall
QKR Stampede Challenge #106 - Pumpkins
MarkerPop Challenge #53 - Anything Goes




Stamps: Fall Queen (Tiddly Inks), sentiment from mini set (The Stamps of Life)
Dies: Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate (TE)
Embellishments: Stickles (orange peel, waterfall), Jewel Glitter Ritz (ice blue), Scor-Tape, orange sequins, glossy accents, clear embossing powder, dimensionals
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Black Soot distress ink
CS: Cryogen White card base, Bermuda Bay (Stampin' Up)

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Hi everyone! Guess what? A little birdie told me that it's Fabby Friday today over at Tiddly Inks! Here's my card using Ricky - Hanging Around. The sentiment on the front is also included in the digital and clear stamp sets.

This was the card I made for my Dad on Grandparents Day. I was inspired to color the little boy like my son. He might be a little young to be swinging upside down from trees but he's definitely a big fan of his Pop-Pop!!

I made a little scene behind him using distress inks to create clouds in the sky and a Spellbinders Border die to cut the rolling hillside. The tree branch is tucked behind the red stitched mat and is popped up with dimensionals.

Here's a close-up:

As you can see, I'm also a big fan of these stitched mats. Definitely a new favorite in my collection!

Don't forget to check out all of the other projects the design team has to share with you today! They did a fabulous job as always! Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered

Operation Write Home - Make Your Own Background
STAMPlorations Sept Challenge - Stamps and Markers
Miriam's Crafting Blog Sept Challenge - Kids
TokBobok Challenge #16 - Masculine


E-11/00/000; E-29/25/31


Stamps: Ricky Hanging Around (Tiddly Inks), Promoted Plain Jane (Verve)
Dies: A2 Curved Borders #1 (Spellbinders Borderabilities); Stitched Mats - Rectangles and Ovals (Lil’ Inkers)
CS: Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler (SU); Cryogen White (Curious Metallics)
Ink: Night of Navy (SU); Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans (Tim Holtz)
Other: Cloud Template (Inky Antics); Dimensionals (SU)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tiddly Inks Fairy Challenge

Hi everyone!  Today, there is a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. The girls and I on the design team had lots of fun with this one, playing with our fairy stamps. Can you tell?  Do play along with us... we can't wait to see your fabulous fairy creations!

This is my card using Fairy Blessings, available in both digital and clear stamp formats. I used the digi stamp here:

I made this card for my mom on Grandparent's Day. Two little sentiment tags tied together with a purple twine bow add just the right touch without taking the focus away from the fairy.

Here is the inside of my card:

Here's another close-up:

I colored her with Copics and added a dab of glossy accents to the flower clips in her hair. I also had fun trying out my stitched circle mats and banner on this one. I do believe I'm in love... you'll definitely be seeing more of these on future projects.

Challenges Entered


E-11/00 + R20 (skin)
E-29/25/23 (hair)
YG-67/17/03 (tights and leaves)
V-06/12/01 + RV66 (dress)
C-1/00, Y-21/13/02/00 (flowers)

Product List

Stamps: Fairy Blessings (Tiddly Inks digi), Sentiment Tags (LOTV), Promoted Plain Jane (Verve)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (SU)
CS: Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand (SU); Cryogen White (Curious Metallics)
Dies: Picot Edge Circles (Spellbinders), Stitched Mats: Circles, Stitched Sentiment Flag (Lil' Inker)
EF: Hexagon (SU)
Other: Glossy Accents, white gel pen, purple twine, eyelet, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fabulous Friday at Tiddly Inks

Hi, everyone! Do you know what today is? It's Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks blog! The design team has been hard at work to provide you with lots of wonderful ideas and inspiration today.

Here's my card:

Believe it or not, I started out using Deconstructed Sketch #164 as inspiration for my design but I couldn't get it to feel quite right so I slept on it and came up with another idea to create a background using the emboss resist technique and distress inks.

This card was for my son's pre-school teacher - since he recently moved up to the next classroom - and the use of primary colors with a sentiment stamped background did just the right trick.

Tiddly Inks has lots of back-to-school type images and School Girl was a great find in the bargain bin. I only colored part of the image with my Copics to save time since it's tucked behind the die cut frame. Diamond Stickles also give the ribbon on her hat a little sparkle. I normally leave the inside of my cards blank but for a change, I decided to add a notebook edge border and a die cut apple with an inside sentiment.

I hope we have inspired you to create a fab project today. Come join us over on Facebook and share your creation so we can all have a peak into your crafty awesomeness!!

Challenges Entered:

My Heart Pieces - Use a Digital Stamp
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapbooker PhD #14 - Three Die Cuts + Add a Little Sparkle
MarkerPop Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Operation Write Home - Make Your Own Background

Products Used:

E-000/00/11 + R-20 (skin)
E-33/37 + YR-20 (hair)
B-91/93/95/97 (hat)
R-22/24/27 (dress/ribbon/apple)
YG-63/67 (leaves)
C-00/1; Y-13/15 (books)

Stamps: TI School Girl & Teacher Helper (outside sentiment); Verve Teachers Count (background stamp, inside sentiment and apple)
Distress Inks: Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans
Inks: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Night of Navy & Real Red
Dies: MFT Polaroid Frame, TSOL Notebook Edge, Verve Flag It & Apples Die Sets
DIY Enamel Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, White Paint Pen, Diamond Stickles

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Stitched Stars

Hi everyone!  Today, I have a clean and simple thank you card using my stitched mats - rectangles and stars - from Lil' Inker Designs. If you haven't tried these dies, they are an absolute must-have in your collection!

I added some distress ink to the background and popped up the top layer with dimensionals. Add a simple sentiment and you're good to go!  Quick and easy!

Stamp: Lean on Me (Verve)
CS: Cryogen White (Curious Metallics)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door (Tim Holtz)
Dies: Stitched Mats - Rectangles and Stars (Lil' Inker Designs)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tiddly Inks Poppy Color Challenge

Hi everyone!  I am very excited to share my first official project as part of the Tiddly Inks design team. Today we have a fantastic color challenge for you over at Tiddly Inks!  You have two weeks to join in the fun. I can't wait to see how you are inspired by this color combo:

I wanted to keep my card clean and simple so that the colors could really pop.  For the focal point, I used the Emma's heart digital image that comes with the Bloom Beautifully - Emma set.  With digis, I was able to flip or reverse one set of flowers to give them a slightly different look.

I added a computer-generated sentiment and two red flower-shaped buttons topped with yellow DIY enamel dots to the lower right corner. To add a little sparkle, I used Stickles on the butterfly wings (diamond) and leaves (eucalyptus).

Here's a close up:

Challenges Entered:

Products Used:

YR-23/21 + Y21

Digital Stamp: Emma's Heart from Bloom Beautifully - Emma (Tiddly Inks)
CS: Calypso Coral (SU); Cryogen White (Curious Metallics)
Embellishments: Diamond & Eucalyptus Stickles (Ranger); SP In Color Buttons; DIY Enamel Dots
Tools: Round the Bend Corner Punch (Fiskars)

Thanks for stopping by!!