Thursday, December 22, 2011

Frosty & Fabulous!

My friend Cyndi is hosting a Sketch Challenge on her blog,  It's something new she's doing and calling it The Scrappy Chick Sunday Sketch Challenge (SCSSC01) and this is the first one.  Since I have some new stamps just screaming for some ink I decided to play along.  Here's my entry:

This cute little stamp is called Frosty and Fabulous and he's from the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence collection.  I think he's just too cute!  I stamped him with my Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Classic Crest and colored him with my Copics.  The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye, the base of my card is Bazzill and I used Neenah for my icicles created with a Martha Stewart punch.  The ribbon is from my stash and I'm afraid I don't know the origin.  I did add some Star Dust Stickles to the icicles but it's hard to see it in the photo. 

This is the original sketch and as you can see, rather than use a sentiment, I decided to use an image.  I love sketches but I really love that you can put your own creative twist on things.

I love how my card turned out!  I hope you like it too and thanks for stopping by to take a look!  Now you should head straight to your stamping happy place and create your own version of this fun sketch!

Rubber hugs!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stampendous Snowfall Pair

Now don't these two look all cute and snuggly?  I think they're adorable!  This is an image from Stampendous in one of their new Jumbo Clings called Snowfall Pair.  I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah and colored it with my Copics.  I cut it out and layered it on Bazzill, Reminisce and Bo Bunny papers.  I added some Polar White Flower Soft on their hats and some Stampendous Shaved Ice for the snow.

I don't know if you've played with the Stampendous Shaved Ice but it's like glitter on steroids!  It's so awesome and sparkly, I love it!  It's a simple card but cute and very easy to do.  I hope you enjoy looking and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday...

... to my Uncle Wake and my friend Gary.  This is a card I made for Gary.  He's turning 50 today and has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer.  He's a sweet guy I've known since I was about 12, so it's been a while.  I know he's partial to pick-up trucks and I'm hoping he likes the color red!

My image is from Stampin' Up!, stamped on Neenah and colored with Copics.  The sentiment is printed on my laser printer using Magneto font.  I cut it to look like a banner and added holes for the DMC floss to attach the banner to the truck.  I added the dirt road and grass with my Copics but wanted to keep it clean and simple without too much fuss.  I also used a little Silver Fox Smooch for my chrome and Glossy Accents for my glass.  My image is layered with Bo Bunny and Bazzill papers and the base of my card is Bazzill.  Gary likes things clean and simple so hopefully this card will be just right!  Thanks for looking and happy birthday to two special guys!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Favorite Things - Flurry of Love

I fell in love with this cute little set the minute I laid eyes on it and had to add it to my ever growing collection of My Favorite Things stamps.  There's just something about this Pure Innocence line that really appeals to me.  This card is definitely in the Cute and Simple (CAS) category of cards.  Some days you just NEED cute and simple!

I stamped my image with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Classic Crest and colored it with my Copics.  Once the image was colored, I went over the "furry" parts of her hat and boots and all of the snowflakes with my Marvy Snow Marker.  Once the "snow" dried, I heated it up with my heat gun to get that nice velvety raised look.  I layered my little cutie on Bazzill and Little Yellow Bicycle papers pop-dotting my image and the green layer right behind her.  I used my MFT snowflake die and cut my three snowflakes out in white and one little one in my blue Bazzill then pop-dotted the snowflakes.  I decided to add just a little bling from Queen & Co. and that really polished the card off without going overboard.  So there you have it!  One CAS card coming right up!  Thanks for stopping by to take a look and if you have time, let me know what you think.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kiss the Cook Miller

Just  imagine, it's the Fourth of July, hot as blazes outside and you're ready to cook out some hamburgers and hot dogs.  Who ya gonna call?  No, not ghostbusters, it's Kiss the Cook Miller!  He is the 6th and final preview from Simply Betty Stamps Teen Scene Kitchen Fun collection.  He's all fired up and ready to grill!

In typical Lea fashion, my image is on Neenah, colored with Copics, cut out and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I was feeling very patriotic when I colored him so I paired him with Piggy Tales' Yankee Doodle Dandy line over Bazzill.  I layered my image and then using the star Nestability, I cut out and layered some stars.  I used my white Signo gel pen from Uni-Ball to write my sentiment.  I really love how this one turned out.  So this is the last image in this collection.  I sure hope you have enjoyed this release. I've certainly enjoyed creating my cards for you.  Thanks for joining me!

Bonum appetitionem!  (in Latin)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Little Miss Muffin Rio

Making her baking debut on the fifth day of our Simply Betty Stamps Teen Scene Kitchen Fun collection preview is Little Miss Muffin Rio.  She is absolutely adorable!  I love her happy expression on her cute little bespeckled face!

My image is on Neenah and colored with Copics with Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edge.  My base is Bazzill and for the patterned papers I used Best Creation's Mom's Kitchen line.  I love the paper and thought it was perfect for this image.  I added some Doodle Twine between layers in pink and aqua.  The Queen & Company rhinestones are just a little extra bling but also carry over the polka dot theme from the paper.  I used MS Word to print out my sentiment and layered it on Bazzill,ti along with an oven mitt I cut out of the patterned paper, a cute and inexpensive way to embellish.  So that's it for today, come back tomorrow for our final preview!

Bom appetite! (in Portuguese)