Monday, February 27, 2012

Oh to be 19 Again!

I was asked to make a card for the friend of a friend who is turning 19 tomorrow. I got a little information about the birthday girl, she loves blue, fairies, and is a youthful 19. *sigh* Remember those days?
I knew for certain I needed to chose a fairy image from Paper Makeup Stamps, they have the absolute best ones. I also knew I wanted one with long hair that was dressed somewhat modern; I chose Danni. She's out of stock in rubber, but you can find her in the digi section.
I colored her to match the papers but stuck mostly with blues since birthday girl loves blue. I used my Cameo to cut the elements out and then laid the stickles to them. You can see the sparkle on her wings, the numbers, and the butterfly. I also used glitter pens to add some sparkle to her hair and her shirt.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Enjoy MTME

This week's sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS49 is a fun one; some layers and nice linear angles. I decided to use About to Pop for my main image, building and coloring it in PSE. I chose Pop Some Fun for my patterned paper choices.

Be sure to head on over to the My Time Made Easy blog to see the sketch for yourself and to see how you could win this month's Prize Pack. You'll also want to check out the Design Team cards, they are sure to inspire.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ballerina Ballerina

I was asked yesterday to make a ballerina/ dancer card for my boss's daughter for her group party on Saturday. These types of requests often scare me because I never know if I am going to capture the idea of the card in someone else's head or if it's going to bomb. A co-worker told me to make a super homemade one in which I used elmer's glue and lots of glitter and then present the real card....the premise being that the buyer would be so relieved they didn't have to buy the first one that anything else would be great! HA!

Well, I didn't go through with that plan, but I did manage to use a super cute Avery ballerina image from By Lori Designs (link to come later) and lots of pink. I don't think you can tell from the photo that I added clear AtYou spica glitter to her skirt and hairbow and some gold in her hair; so it's sparkly IRL.

Lastly, I tied a loopy bow and secured it with a glue dot.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Only Look Back

It Thursday and that means we have another sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS48. This one I love, love, love. I used some spring-y colors since Valentine's Day has come and gone.

The sentiment is from Sensational Sentiments with the images from Sensational Stems; it's been a while since I inked up that set and I am loving the flowers in it.

Be sure to head on over to the My Time Made Easy blog to see the sketch for yourself as well as the other samples the design team has to inspire you. You won't want to miss it. You also need to find out how you can win a Prize Pack just for participating.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wish Big

I have a co-worker friend that is celebrating a birthday on Friday, this will be her card. I just puffy heart these Tiddly Inks images; I think this one is called Annie's Card. As you can see, I used more of the Echo Park papers, this might be the last of it for a little bit.

The sentiment is from PTI, another from the Fillable Frames series; it was stamped after coloring the image.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love You

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is the card I made for Duke; lots of red and hearts. I used Jen's SFYTT for the month of February. I also used more of Echo Park's Your Truly paper, man oh man I love that pack of paper.

The sentiment is from PTI, another from the Fillable Frames series. I stamped it with white ink to make it a little easier to read. All the elements were cut out using my Cameo.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Be My Valentine

I made this to send to school in Cody's backpack for tomorrow; hopefully, he finds it before the day goes by. You just never know with him.

The hearts on a string are from Kerri Bradford, I love her style. Of course, this cut is rather delicate and you have to be careful when cutting and getting it off the mat (ask me how I know). I added some patterned paper and stickles to some of the hearts on the line and also a few dropping off.

The sentiment is from PTI, from one of the Fillable Frames sets (I am too lazy to look it up right now). I used the super fun sketch from The Sweet Stop, SSS145; I love the larger panel and sometimes overthink it when nothing immediately comes to mind.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Tray

I decorated my 7gypsies tray with some goodies from Kerri Bradford; she puts together kits to decorate them with cutting files and pre-sized papers for each cubby. I think these kits are on sale today.

I typically decorate mine identical to her sample, but I didn't use photos as she suggested. I only have a b&w laser printer at home and it's not the best at printing pics. So, it's sans photos, but I did add more die cuts.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

You are Fabulous!

It's Thursday! We have a new sketch up at the My Time Made Easy blog, MTMEPPS47. I was initially very leery of this sketch, but I am anjoying how my card turned out. My main panel ended up a little larger than I intended, but it's all good.

I'll link the sentiment later, my satellite internet is soooooo slow right now and I'm doing good just to get the photo uploaded. *ETA- the sentiment is from Sensational Sentiments.

If you haven't already, check out the My Time Made Easy store, there was just a super release. I can't wait to use some of the new papers and stamps.

Be sure to check out the My Time Made Easy blog to see the sketch and see more inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Heart Day!

I saw the cutest card from Denise a while ago featuring an image from Tiddly Inks. I went to the site (shame on me) and got a few for myself.

This one is Annie's Heart and I just {heart} her. I used up some of the Echo Park paper I had sitting on my table to complete this super simple card. The heart in her hand was covered with Crystal Effects.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Rosy Heart Box

The final preparations are going on behind the scenes here; I have lots of boxes to make for the big day. Not doing all that much for Cody's classroom this year, but my peeps at work always look forward to something on their desk during the holidays.

Not sure who is getting this one, but it holds 3 Lindor Truffles. The box is one I got at the Silhouette Store, just sized down from the original size since I didn't need it so large. The papers are from Echo Park, oh how I love them.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

You Make Me a Better Person

I am happy to be back from a short break in my MTMEPPS Design Team responsibilities; had to hash out some personal stuff. While it's not completely worked out, I am able to carve out some stamping time during the week. So, here I am with this week's sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS46.

Since I am still in Valentine's Day mode, I made a sweet card using Fanciful Flourishes and Sensational Sentiments. The papers are new, from the Candy Kisses paper pack. The heart argyle pattern has to be my very favorite!

Now, be sure to head on over to the MTME blog to see the sketch for yourself and to be inspired by the samples from the rest of the design team. You also need to find out how you can win the prize for participating in the sketches.