Sunday, January 25, 2015

Short but Sweet!!!!!

It's Monday again so time for another post from me.  It will be a short but sweet one today!  For those looking for the post I promised yesterday ... unfortunately the stomach flu has hit our house hard this weekend. The posts for the for cards will begin later today and  for the next 3 days!!

Now back to the Chi Chi Memories Monday post! This is Cute Little Girl... she was a new release for this month.

I kept the card simple. The paper and die cuts are from the Candy Shop paper pad by Best Creations Inc.  I cut out the frame and paper peiced it on to the yellow background paper print.  I then took the scallop circle Sweet diecut and mounted it on brown card-stock  and trimmed to create a border. Then I mounted Sweet Little girl on top after coloring her to coordinate with the papers.  A simple sweet easy to create card... no embellishments needed!  

Colors used:

E000, E00, E04, E11, E21,E31 , E33, E35, E37, E79 , R20
RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, C3, C5, Y32, Y35, Y38, E99

Its perfect for a birthday card, new birth or a just because,,,, even a Valentines day card. 

I hope you enjoy this sweet and simple card featureing Chi Chi Memories Digital Stamps.

Friday, January 23, 2015

So many new goodies I may just explode!!! Where to start.......

Well in case you have not heard I can back on the Tiddly Inks Stamps Design Team! Yipeeeeeee, I can not say how much receiving this news meant to me this weekend.   But I am not going to cloud this happy release day with details.. I will post later today with details and a request..and I will leave it in your hands as to whether you wish to read and join me in showing support. 

Today I am going to introduce you to 10 new images joining the Tiddly Inks Family. 3 new Wryn images and 7 featuring our new Sweet Tooths character.  I had a very hard time deciding which images to color up first.  For today I will show you each of my 4 creations and please join me everyday for the next 4 days for detailed posts on each card....and maybe a few surprises???? 

( This one was created with the assistance of Junior Design Team member Serena)

And here are the other 6 images I will be using for future projects!


 I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the 10 new members of the Tiddly Inks Image family.... and make sure you check out the new members of the Design Team and their wonderful creations using these images.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

It's Monday again so time for another creation featuring an image from Chi Chi Memories . This week I chose Joyful Season Girl from the Joyful Season Value set.  She is a sweet image perfect  for scrapbook pages, cards and 3D projects.  

I was clearly influenced by the unending Frozen Music playing in the background when choosing my sentiments and colors.  Doesn't she look like a toddler Anna !

The papers used are from the BoBunny Avalanche collection, and they are mated with Black Soot Distress Cardstock. 

She was printed on Cryogen White paper by Curious Metallic using my Kodak Inkjet Printer.  I love this paper because it has a subtle sparkle to the paper and it lets my copic markers blend really well. 

Colors used:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E33, E35, E37, E47, 
Clothes: B00, B01, B02, B04, V01, V04, V06, V09, C3, C5, C7, C9

The final touches to this card were some extra sparkles from Stardust Stickles , and some mettalic Snowflake embellishments that actually came off my broken Christmas garland. 

I hope you have enjoyed the card and we will see you next week for more Chi Chi Memories creations! 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Its a simply Steampunk kind of day!

Well its been a crazy weekend around here. The horrible events of the last 48 hours have hit just a little to close for comfort.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the officers and their family who have been injured in this tragic event. But also to our dear friends whose family home has been violated and their lives forever changed. 

So everyone give those you love that extra squeeze next time you see them!

Today I decided to showcase one of the cards I made before Christmas. It features La-La Land Crafts Top Hat Marci she is available in both Digital and Rubber versions.  I made this card to showcase that you can make an elaborate card without a bunch of expensive embellishments or die cutting machines. This also makes it easier to mail and you do not have the extra charges associated with very thick cards.  

Most important step is to make sure to pick a paper set with lots contrast and interest. The top paper from the BoBunny Somewhere in Time  paper pad had clocks and gears on it and I just cut and positioned my La La Land image to allow them to appear as embellishments.  I made sure to mat each layer of the paper with black cardstock. This allows the eye to focus on each paper individually   and make them appear important like framed artwork . Try and keep the rule of mixing up the pattern sizes of the paper  a contrast of colors as well as small ,medium, and large prints helps make the individual pieces stand out and not become a blur of images. 

Try to chose colors when coloring you image that both coordinate with the paper but also allow the image to "pop" on the page.  For this image I stuck with the blue and grey theme but made the grey a purplish grey and the brightened up the blue shade in order to make it pop out and you eye to focus on it. 

The colors used are :

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E15, E18, R89, C6
Clothes: B02, B04, B05, B06, C00, C1, C3, BV11, BV13, BV17, Y32, Y35, Y38
Also on the Hat/shoes: BV23, BV25, BV29

The only final accents  were the "gears" which I traced out and cut out on paper. Some Glossy Accents  on the clock and circle letters for contrast, a hint on Wink of Stella clear glitter for some sparkle. And some small rhinestones in the corners on the papers just for fun.

I hope you have enjoyed this project , make sure you keep checking back throughout the week for new projects from me. 

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ohhhh Fingers , toes ..and everything crossed.......

So as you know my Design Team term ended January 1st with Tiddly Inks Stamps....and I was heartbroken to leave....even my little girl was upset!  This hands down has been the best team I have worked on! So many supportive and talented ladies... I hope I shall forever call friends! Headed by the amazing designer and owner Christy who has been amazing... she even made my little girl a design team member!!!!  I miss it SO MUCH  ...and guess what ...Christy is having another Design Team call!!! Woooohoooo!!!  Now I know chances are slim as there are so many talented creators out there but I just had to try.   

So I decided since she already knows I can make cards using her wonderful images  I wanted the make something different. So after much though and consultation .... even making a couple cards just in case it felt "right" I came up with this. Back to my scrapbooking roots and this adorable layout featuring my darling girl and her  on of her favorite Tiddly Inks Image  Purfect Birthday- Wryn.
Wryn is colored with Copics and printed on Cryogen White Curious Mettalics Paper.
Colors used are :

Skin: E000,E00,E04,E11,E21,R20
Hair: E95, E97, E99, E79
Clothes/Balloons: YG06, C3, C5, C9, BG01, BG10, BG15, BG49, 
R12, R14, R17, Y32, Y35, Y38,

The background paper is Prima Princess Collection.  The frame is from Prima and the larger letters are American Crafts Thickers. The other items are  from my "leftovers bin"  but are from Basic Grey Prima, Pink Paislee, Kaisercraft, etc.  The majority are older so may not be available to purchase now but if there is something specific you want to know about please comment and I will do my best to track it down for you. :) 

 I hope you have enjoyed my creation and I encourage all of you to head over to the Design Team Call and check out all the other amazing creations that have been entered. Then  why don't you head on over to the shop grab yourself a stamp and enter yourself!!! NO matter how good you think you are I encourage you to try out... we love seeing your creations.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday with Chi Chi Memories! Today I decided to introduce you to Happy Girl...isn't she the cutest.  I kept the card very simple this week and let her beautiful image taking center stage. 

The image is printed  on Cryogen White paper by Curious Mettalics using my Kodak Inkjet printer. The papers used are the Prima Madeline Collection and mounted on Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress cardstock.  The sentiment is one found in the paper pack. 

Happy Girl was colored with copic markers , colors used :
E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, E47, E79, C3, C5, C10, BG10, BG15, BG49, R20, R85, RV55, RV52, RV66, RV69

I hope you enjoyed this card and check out all the other wonderful ChiChi Memories images to play with!

See you soon and happy crafting!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Its always fun playing with new toys!

Well starting today and every Monday for the next 6 months  I will be posting creations featuring the lovely designs of Chi Chi Memories Stamps.  I was delighted to be approached to join this team and the chance to showcase their newest creations.  I hope you will join me every Monday to see what I come up with... it should be fun.  Also make sure you head over to the Chi Chi Memories Store and Blog to grab some of your own images so you can play along with the challenges..or just for fun!

Todays card features the adorable Winter Shy Girl  ... she reminded me so much f my daughter playing Peek-a-Boo that I decided to use her to create a Peek-a-Boo Birthday card.  I know it says Winter but really the image could be used for any season. 

Winter Shy Girl was printed on Curious Mettalics Cryogen White Paper and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. 

Colors Used: 
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20,
Hair: E29, E97, E99, E95,
Clothes: C1, C2, C3, C00, C5, G21, G40, G43, G46, BV00, BV02, BV23

The papers used are from the BoBunny Avalance Collections as well as the Prima Marketing Princess Collection.  They are mounted on BoBunny Double dot Vintage Cardstock in Chocolate.

The embellishments are metal snowlakes from Maya Road, metal circle from Prima Marketings, purple jewel from and older Pink Paislee  line. lace and cheesecloth scraps from my scrap bin. And the small crystal beads on wire are actually from one of my broken Christmas Decorations.  A two year old decided they would look better pulled apart ... and I could not through them out when they could be reused. 

If you look closely on the side view you can see part of the interior message which states  "I see you. Happy Birthday!"   Sorry I didn't take an interior photo and it is very dark and COLD here now so difficult to get a nice interior shot. 

 I hope you enjoyed this card and look forward to showing you some other creations this week! 

As always I look forward to hearing from you ...comments...suggestions... requests!!!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

It's a Dino-rrific Day!

Today I have for you a card for a very special 5 year old! My son had the pleasure of attending his party and he wanted mom to make a card him a card  just for his friend. Of course I obliged him. 

I kept is a simple card and let the image take center stage. The card features Dino-mite digital stamp by Tiddly Inks. The image is colored with copics markers.The sentiment (custom) and image were  printed using my Kodak Inkjet Printer on Curious Metallics Cryogen White cardstock.

Colors used are
Green Dino:C5, YG03, YG06, YG09, G07
Orange Dino: C5, YR20, YR23, YR27, YR68
Cave boy: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, E79, C5, B00, B02, B04

The rest of the card features paper from the Basic Grey Archaic line! I loved this line I only wish I bought more when it was available ...but didn't know then I would have 3 sons!! 

I hope you have enjoyed this card make sure you check out all of the wonderful images from Tiddly Inks. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!!...and a fond farewell!

Well starting off 2015 with some happy and some sadness.   As of the 1st my term with Tiddly Inks Stamps ended....but hopefully I will have the chance to go back  someday. ( There is a Design Team call on right now....hint hint....) .  Christy and the entire Design Team were amazing! They treated me like family and were so suportive and inspiring I can not express in words how much I love these ladies!

Now I have created something special to mark the occasion but since I don't want Christy to see it before it arrive I will have to wait for a later time to share it with you.

In the meantime though I am also excited to announce that I was approached to be a member of the Chi Chi Memories Design Team so you will be seeing my work just as often .  I can't wait to show you what I have been creating . Mark your calenders for Monday Jan. 5th !!  But in the meantime make sure you check out the Chi Chi Memories store and blog to see all the wonderful creations and get prepared to craft along with us!

In the meantime since I can not show you quite yet what I have been creating for Chi Chi Memories I though I would show you one of the cards I made on New Years Eve.

I love La La Land stamps  

( I gifted my self a club subscription for Christmas..Kids and hubby forgot me so what else is a girl to  but I have been so busy I have not had a chance to play with them. So here is my take on Bumble Bee Marci  I grabbed her in digital format but she is available in both.

The papers used are from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection and the Prima Marketing Princess Collection.  The Cardstock for mounting is BoBunny Vintage Double Dot in Chocolate. I chose to leave off the sentiment for now as I am unsure what it will be used for at this point. But I will added in the small "Secret Garden" to the left of Marci. 

Embellishments used are K and Company  3 Dimensional layered stickers ( they are about 10 years old so not sure you could find them anymore).   The buttons, "Sweet" and metal bee are from my random bling stash. The flower ribbon is Tim Holtz and the lace, pearl string,  and cheesecloth are from my scraps bin.  The trim in the interior of the card is Prima and the stickers are K and Company, Everything has been accented with Star Dust Stickles by Ranger.

Marci is colored using Copics:
 Skin: E000, E00,E04, E11,  E21, R20, RV21, RV55
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E79, C5
Dress/Shoes: C3, C5, V20, V22, V25, BV23, BV25, BV29, C10
Wings: BGO1, BG10, BG15, C5
Flowers: V01, V06, V09, YG11, YG06, YG09

I hope you enjoy my card and I look forward to sharing more with you in 2015!