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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Butterflies & Pigtails

How can you resist these cuties from Sugar Nellie!  This image is called butterflies & pigtails and I think she is simply adorable!  She is a part of the Simply Sassy line - and she is just that - simply sassy!  You can browse the entire collection here.

Image colored in copics:
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
Hair: E25, E31, E50
Dress, bow, socks & boot covers:  YG11, YG13, YG17.  RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14. 
Shoes: C10, C8, C6, C4

Pearls:  Recollections, Prima E-line & Viva pearl pen
Nestabilities:  Oval & scalloped oval
Cardstock: Recollections 
Designer Paper: Prima Annalee
Ribbon: from my stash

This card qualifies for the following challenges:

Colour Create Challenge Blog - Fuscia, green & white
Totally Scrumptious - Things with wings
My time to craft # 146 - Here comes Summer
OLLCB #83 - Summer flowers
The Shabby Tea Room - My favorite Things
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Something old - Something New

Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Just Bumbling Along.......

Image: Amber Ink's - Wee Bee - colored with Copic Y06 & glossy accents added to the top
Cardstock: Recollections
Ribbon &  - scraps from my stash
Pearl swirl: Viva pearl pen

Thank you so much for looking!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Jumpin' June Bugs Blog Hop!

Thanks so much for joining us this weekend for our 2nd blog hop!  This is such an amazing group of women and the talent found here is simply amazing.  You should have arrived here from Heaven Creations.  If you are just joining and would like to start from the beginning - please start at Julie's page - My Little Corner.  Hope you enjoy the hop & you'll never know just where you will find candy hidden along the way!

I made this card for my sweet friend Melissa who is pursuing her own business - named Simply Posh doing cakes & party planning!  She is simply amazing and her work is phenomenal and I want to wish her luck as she starts out on this venture.

Image:  Mo Manning's - Perfection (colored with copics)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Designer paper: Pink Paislee
Ribbon: from my stash
Pearls: Recollections
Sentiment: computer generated.
I added white puffy paint to white areas of the dress for some added dimension.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Jana.  Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

Here is the complete blog hop listing just in case you get lost:

Scrappin_RN <------------ You are HERE!

Fashionista Friday Challenge #84

This weeks Fashionista Friday challenge over at 'If the Shoe Fits......Scrap It!' involves my absolute favorite embellishment............ROSES!  Roses are the flower for the month of June so come on over and be inspired by the amazing creations by the design team.  Then show us your creations that you deck out with some roses!


Image:  Sugar Nellie - Party Frills
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Designer Paper:  Prima - Melody
Spellbinders - label 4
Ribbon & pearls: from my stash
Leaves: Martha Stewart punch

Image colored with copic markers:
Skin: E11, E21, E25, E27.  Dress, socks, bows on shoes & hair bows: R30, R32, R35, R37.   Bench: E71, E74, E77, E79.  Grass: G94, G99.  Sky: BG0000, B0000.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Owl always be your friend....

Sentiment: Amber Ink
Cardstock: Receollections
Designer paper: Amber Ink
Image colored with copics: E74, E77, E79, R89, YR23, W3, W6, W9

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I'm an Amber Ink Torchbearer

Woohooo!  It's official.......I am an Amber Ink torchbearer for the month of June!  I must admit I was completely suprised when I received and e-mail in the middle of the night asking me to accept this mission.  But once I looked at the Amber Ink website I knew I had to accept!  I am so stoked to begin creating projects using their amazing digi stamps and ipapers!  I feel truly honored that I was chosen by Shioban to hold the purple torch up high and proud! 

I am excited to get to know and work with the other fabulous torchbearers:

Lee Ann

Please check out the Amber Ink blog for full introductions and some photos of the torchbearers in their younger days! 

Please check back tomorrow for my first project as a torchbearer!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Fashionista Friday Challenge #83

This weeks challenge over at the "Shoe" is masculine.  Nothing screams more masculine to me then a Kenny K image.  They are AMAZING!  This image is called Alice Chains and she was so much fun to color up.  The cardstock is Stampin' Up.  I think the addition of the chain is fun (you know it killed me to not add a flower or a bow right?)

Copic colors used:  E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E47, E57, E79.  R35, R37, R39, R59.  C3, C5, C7, C9.
Spica markers: black & clear

Thank you so much for looking!  I hope that you will come on over to the "Shoe" and play with us this week! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tilda Copic Journal

I am having a ball making these copic journals for some swaps that I am in.  I love catching a hint that my swap partner is into copics and ........... a journal is born ha ha!

I had this Tilda image in my stash and love how she came out all colored up! 

Copics:  Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20 Shoes & Hat - C9, C7, C5, C3, Dress & Bow - BG72, BG75, BG78
Designer paper: Stampin' Up
Pearls: Recollections & Viva pearl pen
Ribbon: from my stash
Stick pin: handmade

Thanks so much for looking!  I hope that my swap partner like it!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fashionista Friday Challenge # 82 ....

This weeks challenge over at the "Shoe" is to use June's birthsone - pearl in your creation.  Easy right?  Well come on over and play!

I have had this stamped image in my collection and have been dying to color her up.  She is sooooo cute!  The image is "Hello little butterfly" from Magnolia stamps.  I made this card for my chemo buddy who has just completed her chemotherapy treatment.  So proud of her - she has amazed me with her strength.



Copic colors used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E01, E11 & R20
Hair: E35, E31, YR20
Dress:  E29, E27, E25, E23, E21 & YG95, YG93, YG91
Butterfly: R21, R22, R24
Shadow: W3, W1, W0

5x5 kraft card base
Desinger paper: DCWV Mariposa
Ribbon & Pearls: from my stash
Butterflies: Large Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly
Flowers: & Prima
Viva pearl pen: White
Spellbinders: large oval & crowned ovals

Thank you so much for looking!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Vacation Shadowbox

It has literally been years since I have "scrapbooked".  So when I decided to put some of my favorite cruise photos into a photo album, I was truly suprised at how long this simple 12x12 layout took me.  I had purchased some shells from Michaels to coordinate with ones that I already had on hand .  I added real sand to the sandy area of the layout.  Whew - no wonder I have stuck to cards!  You scrapbookers rock!  I added the Bahamas 2011 in vinyl using the Gypsy font.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Waiting for peeker - copic journal

Well with all of the new copic colors that have come out I simply had to update my copic marker journal....right?  I followed the sample that I found on the copicmunkie blog and added in the 12 new colors.  I have plans to make a few extra for some swaps that I am in.  I love mine and have found it really handy.  One section that I added is the note section - I am always jotting down websites and miscellaneous copic marker info all over - hopefully this will help me to keep it better organized.  The image that I used for the book is Waiting for peeker - by Elisabeth Bell.  I love these images!  Cardstock is DCWV Street Lace.

Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Book Box Tutorial

I was thrilled when the ladies over at "The Shoe" asked me to do a tutorial for this weeks challenge.  I have always wanted to learn how to make the cute book boxes that I have seen.  I spent an afternoon playing with some cardstock and was able to come up with my version of the book box.  I hope that you find this tutorial helpful and hope that you will join in this weeks challenge over at "The Shoe."

Materials used:

11” x 5.5” solid cardstock (for the box)
Two pieces of 9.5” x 4.75” cardstock (for the book part)
Two pieces of 9.5” x 4”cardstock (for the book part)
Two pieces of 5.25” x 4.5” plain paper (to decorate)
Two pieces of 5.25” x 4.5” designer paper (to decorate)
Two pieces of 5” x 4.25” plain paper (to decorate)
Two pieces of 5” x 4.25” designer paper (to decorate)
Fast drying glue
Double-sided tape
Ribbon (to tie the box and also to decorate)

Step 1:
Score the longest part of both pieces of 9.5” x 4.75” cardstock at each 1” increment – then turn on the other side and score at each ½” increment. Then repeat with both pieces of 9.5” x 4” pieces of cardstock.

 Step 2:

Now fold each piece of cardstock accordion style as shown (optional – ink edges of cardstock on both sides)

Step 3:

Take one of the 9.5” x 4.75” pieces of cardstock and place glue in the folds on one end.   Now take one of the 9.5” x 4” pieces of cardstock and join it to the other part which was glued previously. 

Step 4:

Repeat with remaining last 2 pieces of cardstock until edges of book is formed.  Put to the side to let the glue dry completely.

Step 5:
Score the 11” x 5.5” cardstock at 4.75”  and 6.25”.   This piece forms the cover of the book.  (Optional step – ink around edges and creases of the book cover, and papers to be used for embellishments).

Step 6:

Add 5.25” x 4.5” solid paper to outside cover of book as shown.  Tape ribbon to solid cardstock on left and right side (this will serve as the closing mechanism for the book box).  Add designer paper over the ribbon.  Optional add 5.25” x 1.25” designer paper and 5” x 1” solid paper to the spine of the book box.

Step 7:
Repeat the step 6 on the inside covers of the book box

Step 8: Using double sided tape add the book pages to the inside of the book

Step 9:
Decorate the top of the book pages with lace, ribbon, and/or cardstock.  Add embellishments and your choice of treat on the inside.

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Image: Stampavie - Spring has sprung
Designer paper - DCWV Citrus
Cardstock - Recollections
Sentiment: Whimsy stamps - ticket sentiments & ticket die
Copic colors used: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E30, E33, E35, E44, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53, B0000, B000, B00, B02, B05, G24, G28, G29, YR000, YR02, YR20, YR12, YR14, YR18

This card qualifies for the following challenges:
A spoon full of sugar - Flower Power
Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp & Show - favorite stamp
Incy Wincy Designs - Nature
The Shabby Tea Room - 2-4-6
Cute Daisy May - lace & ribbon
Anyone for Anya - polka dot
All Sorts Challenge - things with wings
Stamp Challenges - Use a sentiment
Paper play challenges - Blossoms & blooms
Fab n funky challenges - cute & cuddly

Thanks so much for looking!