Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cupcake BFFs by Art Impressions!


Copic colors used:  skin-E00, E000 E11, R20 hair-E37, E35, E31 shirt-V17, V15, V12 tights-C7, C5, C3 skirt-C5, C3, C2, 0 ground C7, C5, C3, C1 background- BG02, BG10, BG000

Hey, all!   Just a quick post today to share a card I made for the Art Impressions Blog.  Today I'm playing with an image from the Cupcake BFFs set.  She's a delightful girl, with a sweet demeanor and she looks great in purple ;)  What more can you ask for?

Join us daily on the Art Impressions Blog for daily card inspiration from the Design Team!  Find Cupcake BFFs in the Ai Shop and spoil yourself silly with a few sweet treats ;)  

Until next time, stay crafty!




Friday, April 18, 2014

Who's YOUR favorite SENIOR-ita? A new challenge at Stamping Bella!


Copic colors used:  skin- E11, E00, E000, R20 hair- C7, C5, C3 skirt- C7, C5, C3 C1 blouse- RV29, RV25, RV23, YR68, YR65, C7, C5 basket- E49, E37, E35, E31 bra- BG05, BG01, BG000 panties- RV29, RV25, RV23, BG05, BG02 laundry YR68, YR65, YR11 YG17, YG13, YG01, V09, V05, V12, BG05, BG02 RV29, RV25, RV23 grass- YG17, YG13, YG01 background- B04, B02, B00, B000, B000

Hey, all!  Just popping in to share a card I made for this week's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella.  The challenge was to use your favorite SENIOR-ita.  Well, that was pretty much impossible, because they're all so great, but after hemming and hawing for what seemed like eons, I finally settled on SENIOR-ita SYLVIA.  

We've caught Sylvia on laundry day.  What's that in her basket?  A tangerine bra???  "Oh my!", as George Takai might say.  It would appear that Sylvia has a few secrets that she's not going to share with us, LOL!  

You can find SENIOR-ita SYLVIA in the Stamping Bella shop with all of her lovely SENIOR-ita sistahs!  Visit the Blogabella and see what the next challenge is all about.  See you there!

Until next time, stay crafty!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blanche by Art Impressions!






Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, R20, E11 hair- C5, C3, C1, 0 floaty- B01, B000, B0000, C7, C5, C3, YR68, YR65, Y13, R20, R11 shorts- E44, E43, E42, 0, C7, C5 red accents- R39, R37, R35, R32 hat- E37, E35, E31 background- BG05, BG02, BG10, BG000 ground- E37, E35, E31

Hey all!  I'm back today with a sassy Golden Oldie image from Art Impressions.  I'm using a lot of these Golden Oldies lately, guess I'm feeling like a Golden Oldie myself...LOL!  

Meet Blanche.  She  is packed for the beach and ready for some fun in the sun, but clearly hasn't a clue on how to get there!  LOL!  I picture her looking left, then looking right, then just plopping her stuff down right where she's at.  I can't say that I blame her ;)  Sometimes you just have to make your own fun wherever that may be.     

Speaking of fun...you can find Blanche(K1605) in the Ai Shop along with LOADS of fabulous images.  Take a peek and you'll find the newest of the new including the BFFs and the lovely 2014 Girlfriends.  So many great images!

Until next time, stay crafty!




Friday, April 11, 2014

Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella!!!



Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, R20, E11 hair- E18, E09, E07, E02 skirt BG09, BG13, BG10 blouse YR68, YR65, YR02 bike- RV29, V25, RV23 basket- E37, E35, E31 flowers- BV04, BV02, BV00 grass-YG17, YG13, YG01 background- B02, B000, B000

Hey, all!  It's Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella and I'm sharing a card today!  I was supposed to share this colored image last week, but a dental emergency rendered me useless.

Actually, it wasn't all that bad, but I chipped a piece off my back molar Tuesday night when I attempted to chow down on a late night snack while I was making a card for a DT deadline.  And what was this ferocious snack that took out my tooth?  A fig newton.  Yep, dangerous.  Who knew?  I wasn't alarmed, but the next morning while eating a humble bowl of soggy cereal, I chipped a larger piece off the same tooth.  Oh, boy.  Now this could be a problem.

An appointment with my dentist the next day revealed that extracting the tooth was my only option.  Freakin' fantastic, just what I was wanting to do that day.  I have a high pain tolerance, but let me emphasize that pulling a tooth in this day and age is just as barbaric as pulling a tooth 200 years ago.  There have not been any real advances in dental technology that make this process pleasant or easy.  Thanks be to the heavens for Novocain!  

Things started off nice enough with some easy chit chat, but once the Novocain completed it's numbing dance around my mouth, all bets were off.  Out comes this tool that looks pretty much like a pair of fancy pliers or a clamp and might have been left over from Dr. Yankum's tangle with his car engine earlier in the day.  By the way, his name has been changed, not to protect his identity, but to more accurately describe his dental excavating technique. 

Here's where it gets high tech...clampy plier thingy gets tightly placed on my tooth and Dr. Yankum begins to pull with all his strength.  After a solid 15 - 20 minutes of pulling alternating with wiggling of the loyal tooth that refused to leave my side, I actually thought that the next step would lead to Dr. Yankum firmly planting his sneakered foot on my face in order to gain more leverage.  Fortunately, it did not come to that and an audible crack signaled that we were close to the finale of our wild molar adventure together.  Five more minutes of digging out a stray root that was left behind and we were finished.  Sweet Mother of Pearl!!!

My favorite part?  After our tooth ripping rendezvous, Dr. Yankum says..."You have long, skinny roots".  With a mouthful of cotton gauze, I reply..."Awe shucks, Doc.  I bet you say that to all the girls". 

You are not here to listen to my dental woes, but I thank you anyway.  By the way, the damn Tooth Fairy didn't even stop by my house.  I will be sending her a strongly worded email.

...now back to the original programming...

My card today features Uptown Girl, Flora the Cyclist.  I bet Flora has beautiful teeth.  Actually, Flora has no mouth...smart girl.  Anyway, she is a beauty and an absolute joy to color.  You can find her in the Stamping Bella Shop along with TONS of other ridiculously awesome stamps.  This week's challenge was to use the sketch provided and if you know anything about me, you know that I am missing a tooth and that I adore a sketch!  They are the best!  Get your buns to the Stamping Bella Blog and see what this week's challenge is all about and be sure to play along!

Okay, I best be scooting'!  Until next time, stay crafty!  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Girlfriends Blog Hop!!!






Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, 20, E11 black hair- C7, C5, C3 red hair- E18, E09, E07, E02 cake- E44, E43, E42, 0, E37, E35, E32 blue green details- BG09, BG05, BG10 raspberry details- Rv29, RV25, RV23 yellow green details- YG17, YG13, YG01 orange details- YR68, YR65, YR61 white details- C5, C3, C1, 0 black details- C7 C5, C3 blue details- B97, B95, B93, B91

Hey all!  Welcome back!  At Art Impressions, we are hopping to celebrate the release of some brand new Girlfriend images...WOO HOO!  You know 'em, you love 'em, you can't live without 'em!

We all need our girlfriends.  We laugh together, cry together, rejoice together.  They are our rocks and they lift us up!  Sometimes they also need to help us lift our birthday cakes up...LOL!  I just turned 47 and let me tell you, I'm certainly glad I didn't opt for candles ;)  No need to start the fire detectors chirping!  This image is aptly called Giant Cake and now I'm craving something sweet.  Cake, anyone?  Pick up all of the new Girlfriend images in the Ai Shop.  

You should have arrived from Karen Day's fabulous blog.  Next you'll head to Kerry Kung's blog where you'll no doubt find something wonderful.  If you get lost along the way, head to the Art Impressions Blog and you'll have access to the entire Hop List to get you back on track.  

Oh yeah, and don't forget our awesome Girlfriend Giveaway below!



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Under My Umbrella from Art Impressions!



Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, R20, E11 hair- C7, C5, C3 (black) E18, E09, E07, E02 (red) black details- C7, C5, C3 light brown details- E44, E43, E42, 0 yellow green details- YG17, YG13, YG01 blue green details- Bg09, BG05, BG10 ground- BV29, BV25, BV23 background- BV34, BV31, BV000, BV0000

Hey, all!  Back today to share a card I made for the Art Impressions blog.  This one features those ladies we all love so much...the Girlfriends!  This image is from the Under My Umbrella Set and can be found in the shop with LOTS of other cool stuff.

Visit the Art Impressions Blog to join this week's challenge and to check out daily inspiration from the design team.  

Until next time (tomorrow), stay crafty!


Monday, April 7, 2014

SCACD Elements Rubber Stamp Blog Hop!



Hey, all!  SCACD is releasing four rubber stamps which are collectively called The Elements Collection. The inspiration for them is by all that is going on in nature at the moment. Thoughts of water, wind, fire and earth so powerful in nature captured in these women thru collaboration with SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin.

The fab SCACD Design Team along with amazing Guests Designers has created an inspiring hop showcasing the new SCACD rubber stamps. If you missed part of the hop list then check out all the details at the Store Blog today!
Now available in the USA are the SCACD April 7th rubber stamp release HERE. SCACD Digital images for USA and International can always be found HERE.
For locating SCACD rubber stamps, including the New Release, our International Friends please check out Quixotic Paperie HERE!!!
For my card I had the pleasure of using Desert gal=FIRE.  She's such a beauty!  Not sure I did her justice, but I sure had fun trying :)
So happy and honored to have been invited to join this new release hop today.  You should have arrived here from my wonderful blog buddy's page, Alaine.  Your next stop on this new release whirlwind is the blog of the super talented Christine.  There you're sure to be met with some gorgeous eye candy.  If you lose your way and need to get back on track, just head to the SCACD Store Blog.     
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Until next time, stay crafty!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Art Impressions BFF Blog Hop!






Hey all!  Welcome to the Art Impressions BFF Blog Hop!  I'm sharing 3 cards and 3 new images today!  So grab a cup of joe, sit back, relax, and hang out with me for a while.

We KNOW you love our Girlfriend stamps, but we've decided to take it one step further and give you a line of BFFs.  You'd do anything at all for your Girlfriends, but when a BFF calls you're there with a glass of wine, a shoulder to cry on, and a body bag if the situation calls for it...LOL! 

These ladies are sassy and have personality plus!  Find them in the Ai Shop...Texting BFFs,  Coffee BFFs, and Cupcake BFFs.  

I'm at the tail end of this hop, but you should have arrived from Judith's fabulous blog...if you missed a stop along the way, you can head to the Art Impressions Blog and start there.  You won't want to miss a single image!   

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Catch ya later and until next time, stay crafty!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Selma and Gladys from Art Impressions!



Copic colors used:  skin-E00, E000, R20, E11 hair-C5, C3, 0 green accents on bathing suits-YG17, YG13, YG01 blue green accents on bathing suits- BG09, BG05, BG10 orange accents on bathing suit- YR68, YR65, YR61  sand-E37, E35, E31, halo and dotty background-B63, B60, B000, B0000

Hey all!  I'm back today with a new card for Art Impressions.  This one features a couple of gal pals...Selma and Gladys!  These two ladies know just the right things to say ;)  You gotta love that!  You can find this image in the Art Impressions Shop along with SOOOO many other fabulous images!  Check it out!

Also, be sure to drop the Art Impressions Blog every day, because there is a constant stream of inspiration being posted by the design team.  Awesome stuff!  

I gotta scoot!  Until next time, stay crafty!



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guest Designer at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!



Copics Colors:  skull - C5, C3, C1, C00, 0, teeth - E43, E42 E41 leaves - G28, G24, G21 flowers - R59, R29, R24, R22 halo and dotty background - BV02, BV00, BV000, BV0000, V0000

Hey, all!  Guess what!  I'm honored to be guest designing for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) this week!  There are LOTS of terrific images and LOTS of fabulous tools and supplies to peruse, as well.  Definitely check out the SCACD online shop, I insist.

For my card, I'm using Sugar Floral Skull in a digi format, but this exquisite design is also available in rubber.  I've colored him up with Copic markers and listed the colors above.  Nothing fancy regarding the card construction, as I wanted the main focus to be on my image.  I have to tell you, I have a soft spot for all things skully so this stamp really called out to me.  Heck, you should see how I have my house decorated...LOL!  Lots of Day of the Dead art!  I thoroughly enjoyed playing with this SCACD image this week and will undoubtedly have more to show you later on.    

Also, don't forget to stop by the SCACD store blog.  Their design team is fabulous and soo talented, you won't want to miss anything those wonderful ladies are cooking up over there. 

Catch ya later!  Until next time, stay crafty!