Monday, December 31, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Hugs to you all :-)
Posted by Angie at 7:50 PM
Monday, November 19, 2012
This adorable little image is titled 'Thank You'. I chose to color her up for the Hop so that I could thank you all for taking the time out of your busy lives to Hop along with us today. All of the awesome designers have spent a lot of time preparing these fabulous works of art to show you today and we truly loved showing them to you :-)
Lastly, I'm giving away one 'Ellie's Birthday' rubber stamp to a lucky winner!!!
All you have to do to qualify to win her is to leave a comment on this post and become a Follower of my blog. That's it!
I will select the winner randomly on Sunday, Nov. 25th 2012.
Thank you all for joining us today!!! We had a ton of fun showing off these adorable stamps.
Have a wonderful day and a ton of fun shopping!!!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mindy has 2 more Christmas digi collections: Christmas Cookies and Country Christmas. They're super cute as well. You should check them out. There is still plenty of time to make some holiday cards and projects before Christmas. And, at only $3.00 per set they're a steal!
Posted by Angie at 8:11 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I have paired 'Candy Canes' with dp's from Simple Stories. They are available at The Happy Scrapper. The beautiful glittery snowflakes are from a local craft store. I used a bingo card as the sentiment and it was cut from the back of one of the dp's. The red velvet ribbon is from The Happy Scrapper. The flower and other embellies are from my stash.
I colored 'Candy Canes' with Copic markers. Here's the list:
E000, 00, 01, 11, 13
R20, 30, 32, 34, 35, 37, 39
G20, 21, 24, 94
B0000, 00, 02, 04
N0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
W00, 1, 3, 5, 7
Posted by Angie at 5:49 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The papers are from BoBunny and, although they have a lot pink, they are very warm Autumn colors overall. I think it's the brown and green that give it that feel. The flowers are all from my stash. Claudia gave me the green flowers, along with a couple of other colors, and I really LOVE them. Thank you Claudia!!! The ribbons are from SU and American Crafts. I doodled the brown stitching around the scene. The images....well, as mentioned, they are painted with DI's. I also used a few Copics on the skin and hair.
Well, that's it from me today! Thank you so very much for stopping by!!!
Hugs to you all :-)
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
When making a card, I usually select the image first. However, this time I chose the papers first. I saw these papers at The Happy Scrapper and just fell in love with them. I selected 4 patterns and somehow managed to use all 4. Next up was the image...I thought the papers would make a beautiful wedding card so I selected Wedding Bells by Saturated Canary. Her hair was sooooo much fun to color! It's my favorite part of the image actually. I pulled the color of her dress from the papers and decided to keep her hair light so as to keep the overall feel of the card soft. I also pulled the blue in the bow that is around flowers from the blue in the papers.
I used 2 new TH 'On The Edge' dies that I bought at The Happy Scrapper. I trimmed the left side of the card using the 'Scrollwork' die and the right side of the card using the 'Distressed Doily' die. I really love the effect it lends to the card. I distressed both a bit by rubbing the edges with a little DI in Tea Dye. It really helps to make them show up more on the card.
The flowers and corner piece are from WOC. The pearls are from my stash. Lastly, I scribbled a little doodle around the image with my .05 Multiliner to add a little bit of whimsy to the card.
That is it for me today! Thank you so much for stopping by. I do hope that you'll leave me a little note to let me know that you were here. I've really missed being here and hearing from you.
Take care and have a wonderful day!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Hello Everyone! Today it is my turn to try to inspire you with something from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. The theme this month is 'Anything but a Square', so I've opted to go for something round...a lampshade!!! I made this lampshade for CHA. I was inspired by something that I had seen a while back and thought it would be a great addition to the CHA booth.
To begin, I purchased an inexpensive lamp at a local hardware store. I then made a trip to the fabric store and found some fabric remnants that were further discounted by 50% and the colors and prints were perfect. The lampshade was originally just white paper, but I hot glued the fabric to it. I trimmed the edges with some ruffles that I made from torn strips of the coordinating fabric. They are hot glued as well.
That was as far as I had gotten when Mindy arrived at my house just days before we were to depart for CHA. I told her that I didn't have time to finish it and she jumped right in and saved the day. There was no way she was going to let us go to CHA without that lamp! I stamped the images on fabric and she colored them all in for me....in record time too! Thank you Mindy!!!!! While she did that, I tore some fabric strips and made rolled flowers from them. What a gluey mess that was! The stems are pipe cleaners...again, hot glued to the shade, as are the rolled flowers. Lastly, the images were temporarily applied with doublesided tape. They can be easily removed so I can change the images whenever I want :-)
I used 3 fun Little Darlings stamps:
They are all perfect for a girl's room. What girl doesn't love to jump rope, swing a hula hoop and want to be a chearleader???
Here are some pics of the project. I apologize for the quality of the pics. The lamp was too large for my photo tent and the natural light was making the pics far too yellow today. So I did the best I could.
This image is Jump.
This image is Go Girl Go!
This image is Go Team Go!
That's it from me today! I hope I have inspired you in some way :-)
Hugs to you my friends!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I just love this stamp!!! Her name is 'Isabella' and she's from brand new Saturated Canary rubber release. She is currently on pre-order at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, where you can also find the rest of the Saturated Canary stamps in rubber. This stamp reminds me of so many movies...like 'True Lies' for instance! You can just hear the tango music when you look at her. This is also a great image for a New Year's Eve card with 'Isabella' all dressed to the 9's in that awesome dress!
'Isabella' is colored with Copic markers. This is the first time I've really and truly enjoyed coloring black hair. It often times makes me a little nervous, but there's something about her hair style that made it really fun. I've always wished I could wear my hair like hers but I have sooooo many cowlicks all over my head so it's impossible. Anyway...all flowers are from WOC and ribbons are American Crafts. The black gems are from my stash. I cut the bracketed border with a TH die. I had cut off all of the names from the dp's without thinking and the trash went out on Thursday morning so I have no idea who they're by...sorry!
That's it for me today! Please feel free to leave a little note to let me know you were here :-)
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Hi Everybody! I've returned from CHA and spent a few minutes recovering. It was an absolute blast!!! I'm hoping that you saw the pics on our LDRS Facebook Group. If not, then check it out here! I've still got a bunch of pics to edit and post so you'll be seeing more in the coming days.
Today I hope to inspire you with a project that I made for the ladies to wear in the CHA booth. All by my little ol' self, I made aprons from start to finish. Here's a couple of pics:
Here, our DT models, Ruby and Mindy are showing you two of the aprons...Ruby is wearing 'Pretty Posie' by LDRS and Mindy is wearing 'Summer' by Saturated Canary (available soon). Remember, the new images will be available soon at LDRS as well as a craft store near you. Many retail stores will be posting their pre-orders soon so be on the lookout so you can place our orders while supplies last!!!
The images were stamped on a lightweight canvas with Memento ink, colored gently with Copic markers, and then heat set with an iron. I used shabby chic fabrics and mixed them all up so no two aprons are alike. I made the pattern myself...but it's really just a lot of sewing of panels, gathering them to make the ruffles, and stitching them on to the cavas base. I used some really pretty heavy ribbon for the straps that tie in the back. It was a simple, but time consuming, project.
Well, that is it from me today!
I hope you enjoyed my project and will maybe even try to make your own some time.
Have a wonderful day!
Monday, July 16, 2012
I couldn't wait for a reason to ink up this Little Miss Muu Muu. I just think she's the cutest!!! And she was super easy to color :-) I put her in a field of grass with a bit of blue sky behind her and she's just adorable! Almost makes me want one ;-) ....almost. She is currently available at Magnolia-licious at a great discount! She won't be in stock long because she's so doggone cute so you may want to head on over and grab her while you can!
I paired her with some brand new dp's that we're debuting tomorrow at CHA and they're from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. They're in a 6x6 paper pack title 'Chocolate Covered Cherry' that was designed by our very own Mindy Baxter!!! I threw in some lace and pearls from my stash and some WOC flowers.
That's it from me today! Thank you so much for stopping by. The next gal on the Hop is Cheryl and I just know she has something spectacular to show you!
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, July 8, 2012
I found this beautiful frosted bottle at a local craft store and thought it would be great to hold some bubble bath. So I thought about making a bathroom set that you could rest by the tub in your summer cottage. It's pretty to look at and useful too! I grabbed the soaps, some paper, a little lace and string, a few beachy charms and this is what I came up with! That little cutie is 'Mini Mermaid Tilda' and she is perfect for this 'Seaside' project. She is available right now at Magnolia-licious and she's perfect for use on many of your summer projects. I tell ya, these Mini Magnolia stamps are so quick and easy to color. I think it took me less than an hour to color all three with Copics and DI's. I cut them out and matted them with some SB nesties and the project was complete!
Friday, July 6, 2012
I'm offering a little GIVEAWAY at the
Once we get to 500 Members, I will be giving
(3) THREE NEVER BEFORE SEEN EXCLUSIVE SATURATED CANARY RUBBER STAMPS
to a randomly drawn MEMBER.
All you have to do to qualify for the drawing is
Posted by Angie at 11:19 AM
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The dp's are from an old BG paper pad titled Wassail. The colors are really rich and dark and I just love them!!! I borrowed this layout from a tag that Mindy made for me for my birthday. It's one of my favorite things and I will cherish it forever :-) All of the flowers are from WOC and the sentiment is from Whimsy.
That's it from me today! Thank you so much for stopping by. I do hope that you'll leave me a little note to let me know that you stopped by for a visit :-)
Big hugs to you all!
Posted by Angie at 9:21 PM
Monday, June 18, 2012
Despite having a difficult time with Wedding cards, I'm really, really happy with my card! I don't often use purples, but when I pulled out this violet butterfly paper from Magnolia, I just knew I had to use it. It's from the Mini Butterfly Dreams paper pack and it's available at Magnolia-licious. I paired it with another Magnolia paper, but I don't know which set it's from. One of my favorite images from the Summer Memories collection is Tilda with Winding Flowers. I don't see the full size image in the store right now, but she is available in a special mini set that includes Mini Tilda with Winding Flowers and Mini Tilda with Magnolia Branch. The set of 2 stamps is priced at only $9.99!!! That's a huge bargain! The sentiment that I've used is also by Magnolia and it's titled 'Happiness Be Yours'. It's a really pretty sentiment from the 2010 Wedding collection.
The cardstock that I selected is from The Paper Company and Bazzill. I cut and matted the image with SB dies. I've tucked a birdcage into the background that was cut using a Tim Holtz die that I've had forever and never used. I threaded the bottom with the violet ribbon, but it got mostly covered by the WOC flowers. The lace is from RRR and the gems are from my stash. Lastly, the sentiment was cut using yet another SB die. It's actually one of my favorites, although I don't use it very often.
That's it from me today! The next stop on the Hop is my favorite pal....Mindy!!! You already know SHE has something spectacular to show you!!!
But, before you go, I do hope that you'll leave a little comment to let me know that you were here. I read every one of them and appreciate them so very much :-)
Hugs to you all,
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Nurture your hopes...
I am so in love with these stamps! They are so sweet and fun. I decided to make a scene with 2 images: 'Trimming The Topiary' and 'Water Boy'. They are super duper cute together!!! I paired them with some new summer dp's, but I forgot to write down the name before tossing out the scraps :-( I colored the images with Copic markers to match the dp's.
The lace is from RRR and the light blue ribbon is from SU. The flowers are from both WOC and Petaloo. I really like these little white Petaloo flowers. They add such a feeling of summer. They're designed to be colored with inks, but I really like them in plain white. The matte behind the images was cut with a SB die and it adds such a beautiful texture to the card.
This is the inside of the card. I decorated it to match the front and added a sentiment from the 'Garden Sentiments' set. I left a little space for someone to personalize the message a bit.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the Hop as much as we all enjoyed putting it together. Thank you so much to our very special guest designers!!! If you have a moment, feel free to head on over to take a look at the entire 'In The Garden' collection.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Posted by Angie at 12:01 AM
Sunday, June 3, 2012
I had sooooo much fun coloring this image!!!!!!! It's actually a little lighter in person, but that's what happens with photography! At least when I'm behind the camera ;-) Anyway, I colored this sweet little Liberty Tilda with Copic markers. I stamped the Freedom Background all around as my sentiment. There is absolutely no design paper on this card. I was working on it while Claudia was over and when I finished it I asked her what she thought. She really seemed to like it and suggested that I forgo the use of dp's. I was originally going to cut into the card with one of my dies, but I thought her idea was genius and I absolutely love how it turned out! Thank you for your help Claudia!!! She also suggested the simple layout and ribbon. So basically, I did the coloring and she designed the card! But I'm still calling it mine!!!!! :-)
This is just another view for the heck of it :-)
Well, that's it for me today! I hope you'll head on over to Magnolia-licious to get your own Freedom stamps. They are totally gorgeous and will not last long in stores. This is one of the best collections yet!!! If you don't get all 4 I'm sure you'll regret it later ;-) So go get em'!!!!!
Hugs to you all!!!!!
Posted by Angie at 11:00 PM
Friday, June 1, 2012
Hi Everyone! I'm still here! I haven't had a whole lot of crafting time lately and I really miss it. It took me two weeks, here and there, to get a project together for tomorrow's monthly card class at my house. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about being so busy. The things that I'm working on are a part of something really great. I'm just missing my studio and all of you. Once July is past, I should be able to relax a bit and get back to a slower schedule.
Posted by Angie at 11:13 PM
Monday, May 21, 2012
I started the front of my card with 'Burger Tilda', 'Tilda's Barbeque' and 'French Menu'. They're all from the new 'Summer Memories' collection and are available at Magnolia-licious. I just love this collection!!! I also used the DooHickey 'Thought Bubbles' die and I just love how it looks! I added some little scribbles around it to 'party it up' a bit. The dp's are from a new Christy Tomlinson paper pad. CS is by SU. The image and its matte were cut using SB dies. The beautiful blue lace is by Webster's Pages. Lastly, the doily is from my stash.
Here's the inside of the invitation.
Swimming is a sport...right??? I do it so leisurely that it just doesn't seem like one! This is 'Diving Tilda' and she's from the 'Winner Takes It All' collection. I've had this stamp for quite a while and never had the chance to use it until now. She was super simple to color too. I cut her out and added her to the silly little poem with dimensionals. I got the poem off of the internet. It was a birthday pool party poem and changed a few words to make it fit my purpose.
Here's the bottom part of the inside. I left it blank for now.
And we're closing with the front of the card again.
All images were colored with Copic markers. Due to time constraints I didn't keep track of the colors I used. I'm sorry :-(
Well, that's it from me today! The next stop on the Hop is Sharon. I'm sure she has something outstanding to share with you!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll leave me a little note to let me know what you think of my invitation :-)
Have a great day!