Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Tuesday!
Today, I have a new image from Make It Crafty to spotlight. It is from the adorable "Melissa" collection. 

This little cutie is called Melissa's Balloon. I made this card for my friend's daughter, a beautiful little blond who is little miss personality.

I colored Melissa with Copics. I love the snarky look on Melissa's face.

I added Glossy Accents to the balloon to give it dimension.

I create a bouquet of flowers around the ribbon, and added an extra pink ribbon to correspond with the ribbons on the dress. 

We got the saying from my friend, "Really, are you kidding me?" She says it frequently. When we use the phrase, we smile and think of her. 

I used the following products on my card: 

Die Cuts With a View Paper Stack
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval
Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3
Prima Flowers
Glossy Accents
Photo Corners punch 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

7 Kids College Fund - Nellie Snellen

Happy Wednesday! 
Today, our challenge at 7 Kids College Fund is to use a "Nellie Snellen stamp." If you have not seen the Nellie Snellen stamps, you can see them HERE.They are so adorable, go check them out!

Here is my card...

I wanted strawberry blonde hair, so I used Antique Linen and Tattered Rose for her hair. I added a bit of Tea Dye for the darker areas.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chantelle at the Races - Distressing Edges

Happy Wednesday! 

I have had several requests to show how I distress edges. So, I a taking a shot at it and posting my first video tutorial. I hope this helps!

You can find the Distrezz-It-All here

Here is the card you saw in the video...

I hope the video is helpful. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tilda Catching Stars

Happy Monday!

Today, I have a new Magnolia card for you.

 I colored Tilda with Distress Ink. I wanted to blend her outfit to resemble the castle in the paper, with a blend of purple and orange.

I love this sentiment. It feels like Tilda is reaching for the stars and dreaming of more.

My spray of flowers includes a piece of fern and copper sprays from the floral section. I also created the swirled element.  

Check back Wednesday. I am making my first attempt at a video tutorial. I will be showing how I distress the edges of my paper.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, May 7, 2012

We Have a Winner...

Hey Crafters!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with the Make it Crafty Blog Hop. 

We have a winner of the "Dolphins Playing" digi image from Make it Crafty. Random.org picked #3 and the winner is.....

Congratulations Dianne!!!  Zoe will contact you shortly with your prize.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Make it Crafty Release - Under the Sea

Make It Crafty has a great new release, so we are celebrating with a blog hop. There are great prizes, so I hope you will hop with us!

Be sure to check out all the blogs so you can see all the gorgeous creations. I will be offering this sweet Dolphin image to one lucky commenter for this post, so be sure to leave a comment and let me know you stopped by. Each blog in the blog hop will be offering an image, so be sure to visit the other blogs as well.  

There will also be prizes for those who comment on the store blog post including...

a. Whole Collection
b. Collection of Elements
c. Collection of Pre-Made scenes

Be sure to leave your comment on the store blog post to be entered into the drawing for the prizes. The hop will go through Sunday and winners announced on Monday.

The new release is call "Under the Sea." It is a wonderful collection of underwater images, seahorses, dolphins, mermaids, and other elements to decorate your scene. 

When I saw the collection, I thought it would be perfect for a spinner card. This gives the effect of the dolphin jumping through the waves. 

The three pictures above show how the dolphin rolls along the waves. 

The picture above gives you an idea of how the process works. I used 2 pennies (cheapest embellishments around - hehe). I covered the pennies with paper to help them blend in with the scene. The weight of the pennies help the image roll along.

To create the underwater effect, I used two things...my Copics Airbrush System and a variety of blue Copics to create the wavy effect. The sand is gold colorful glitter. The picture does not do it justice. I added some little shells as embellishments. 

 We are not just celebrating this new release, but also Make It Crafy's new illustrator, Marina. Her work is gorgeous! I love Marina's Under the Sea collection, especially the beautiful mermaids and adorable seahorses. 

Here is the blog hop list just in case you get lost along the way:
Julie (You are here)
Elaine - special guest 
Tracy P  

 Be sure to check out the new store blog!!! There are new posts most days and tons of inspiration! You can subscribe to the blog via Email link so you won't miss a thing.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Next in the blog hop is Delphine!

Items used to create this card...

Dolphins Playing Digi Stamp
Under the Sea Digi Stamp Elements (Seafloor and Water Waves)
Seaweed Seafloor

Copics Airbrush System