Friday, June 10, 2016

Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #6 - Seasons/Holidays

Good morning!! Happy 10th of the month!!  Today is a new challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We are on Challenge #6, which has a theme of Seasons/Holidays. You can create anything for any holiday or any season. I can't wait to see what everyone creates! We will hopefully have a wide variety of items!

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This challenge was a perfect excuse to create a Christmas card :)  So, that is exactly what I did:

For this one I started with my image from DigiStamps4Joy - Nativity Globe. The image was colored using Copic Markers. I did a bit of layering as well. I wanted to create a shaker with it, but then what to do with the shaker. I decided to put it on an easel card. The background of the globe image was created using Distress Ink. I created the snow flakes using Copic Opaque White. I've added some seed beads, star sequins and gold and white sequins on the inside of the shaker. I used some Wink of Stella on the star at the top. I've used all paper scraps. The metal tag says Merry Christmas and I've used some Alcohol inks to color it. I have also added some doodling on the bottom panel. I also doodled "a Savior is Born".  I also added a couple of rhinestone stars there as well. There are some stickers on the sides - the cross and the poinsettia. I added a bit of ribbon as well.

Copic Markers Used:
    • Manger: E31, E35, E37
    • Hay: Y00, Y21, Y32
    • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11
    • Blanket: E0000, E000, E02
    • Star: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y19
    • Base & Globe: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR23

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Happy Father's Day Box Card

Good morning everyone!! It is only Tuesday and it has been one heck of a week so far LOL!!!  I keep telling myself if can only get better, it can only get better, it can only get better! HAHA!  And the Lord only gives me what I can handle! So I can persist, carry on and do my best :) And that is all I can do!

So, here is a card I finished up this weekend:

For this card I've used All Tied Up from QKR Stampede. He is colored with Copic Markers and layered a bit. All of the cuts are done using the Silhouette Cameo. I've used black and brown card stock and a bit of striped patterned paper scraps for those stars. Even the Happy Father's Day is a bit tan, although it looks white on here. I've inked all of the papers too with black ink. I've added some brown glitter to the Father's insert. I love how the back of the card is decorated and cut to allow for writing. I thought that was just perfect! And that is it... simple card, but a box card. Thanks for looking!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Bear: E31, E35, E37, E39
  • Checkered Tie: Y00, Y11, Y15
  • Light Blue Tie: B0000, B000, B00, B02
  • Dark Blue Tie: B26, B29, B39
  • Striped Tie: R24, R29, R46
  • Vest: BG93, BG96, BG99

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Poppy Frame Sympathy

Good morning and a very happy Sunday!! It has been a good weekend, but I can't believe it is over already! Watched the hockey game last night, did a bit of crafting this weekend. Bailey has Lacrosse practice.. lots of racing this weekend. That's it.. a good weekend .. I hope you all had a great weekend too!

Sad news in our MotoGP racing though... RIP Luis Salom who crashed in the Moto2 practice session and has sadly passed away. He was an amazing talent on the bikes. He will be missed.

Today I wanted to share another sympathy card with you .. fitting:

For this one I have used another Delicious Doodles image - Poppy and Butterfly Border. I've also used Poppy Paper from Delicious Doodles. I've colored everything with Copic Markers and I've done a bit of layering of the images as well. The cloud paper in the frame is from a scrap piece of paper. I added some gems, a ribbon and a deepest sympathy stamp. I also added some of the Poppy Paper and some gems on the inside to help tie it all together.

Copic Markers Used:
    • Flowers: R22, R24, R46, R59
    • Leaves & Stems: YG01, YG05, YG09, YG67
    • Butterfly and Yellow On Frame: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23, YR24
    • Gray On Frame: C00, C1, C3
    • Butterfly and Poppy Middle: C5, C7, C9

Thursday, June 2, 2016

In Memory Poppies Easel

Good evening everyone!!  I hope you are all well!!  Just life happening here.Work has been a real challenge lately and that will continue. I'm just doing what I can and the best I can and that is all I can do. So that is that! haha!! I have been trying to spend my weekends and evenings crafting. Sometimes that works and other times it just doesn't. Like last night... hubby wanted to watch a movie with me .. Risen. He wanted me to spend time with him hehehe!!  So, I turned off the pc... gave up on crafting last night and just spent time with him and watching the movie. The movie was really great too.

What else.. the kids have been out of school for a bit. I took Michael up to Dahlonega to stay with Taylor, my oldest daughter, for the summer. My youngest just goes out every day all day!! To the pool, to friends houses. She doesn't ever want to be home.

And that is what is going on in the Kennedy household right now. I'm watching The Stanley Cup Finals and rooting on the Pittsburgh Penguins. And they are up by two games... woohoo! I have always been taken with goalies.. and right now I am loving Matt Murray. He is a rookie goalie for the Penguins and I just think he is magnificent! He will have a great career ahead of him. So... that is who I am rooting for! I hope he takes it home. Although I was really surprised that they started Murray since their goalie is healed, healthy and ready to play. I love hockey! And I'm enjoying watching them play!

Okay.. enough of my rambling.. Onto my card for today:

I have used a Delicious Doodles image - Remembrance. I colored the image with my Prismacolor Pencils. I then cut around it with a My Favorite Things die. The background was done using pastels. I have done a bit of layering on the image as well. I decided to create an easel card with this image. All of the pieces were cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I have managed to use a host of scrap papers for this! I am still trying to get rid of some of my scraps! I've used a bit of ink around the kraft pieces and the light blue paper. I also added some large black pearls to the top of the easel where the image resides. I added the poppy flowers at the bottom and also added a "deepest Sympathy" stamp at the bottom. There are also a couple of the large black pearls added to the bottom to tie it all in.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bucs Matching Card

Good morning everyone.. Happy Wednesday!!  Today I am going to share the matching card that went with the altered canvas that Bailey and I gave to her Lacrosse coach this year. Again, these amazing images were commissioned from YamPuff and she was AMAZING! at creating these. I absolutely LOVE them and so does Bailey :D

So here is the matching card:

For this card I decided on a Stepper. I colored the two images with my Copic markers. I kept with the black, white and red theme of the team. The team is the Allatoona Buccaneers, so I cut the card base, all the paper layers, the flag and the skeleton with the Silhouette. I embossed the red paper behind them. I also cut the A with the Silhouette and added glitter for the black on the A. The Thank You is cut using Sizzlits alphabet. I used some Copic makers to add a bit of detailign to the skeleton pirate. The girls were all colored with Copic and then fussy cut with a small white border around them. I also decorated the inside and had all the girls sign the card before we gave it to her.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
  • Shorts and Socks: C03, C05, C07, C09
  • Shirt and Stripe and Sticks: R22, R24, R29, R46
  • Goalie Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
  • Goalie Eyes: E53, E55, E57
  • Player Hair: Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24
  • Player Eyes: B00, B04, B16

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Open-Minded Crafting Fun May Challenge #5

Good morning everyone!! Happy Tuesday and Happy 10th of the Month! Today is a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and this month we are celebrating the theme "Use Your Favorite Technique"! This is a fun one for me! I love seeing what everyone is else is doing and new techniques! It gives me a ton of new ideas to make note of! I love this.. I can't wait to see what everyone does!!

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Thank you so much for your amazing sponsorship's this year!!  We can't express how appreciative we are to all of you!! And here is my card creation for this challenge:

For this one I have used The Little Dragonfly from Julia Spiri Stamps. I have no idea where I picked up this awesome flower scene. It is just loaded with tulips. When I saw it I thought it would be perfect to put her flying above them. I colored everything with my Copic markers. I have used a couple of die cuts and everything is done with scraps. I also added the ribbon, the small pearls on the butterfly and the small star gems that I purchased from Etsy. I have done a bit of image layering on this and there is my favorite technique... well one of them! I love decoupage, layering my images. I also love coloring with Copics, die cuts and creating backgrounds with Distress Ink. I have also used some Copic Opaque White on her hair.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Yellow Flowers: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y18
  • Pink Flowers: RV10, RV13, RV14
  • Red Flowers: R22, R24, R46
  • Purple Flowers: V12, V15, V17
  • Eyes: B00, B16
  • Wings: BG10, BG13, BG15
  • Leaves and Stems: YG01, YG05, YG09, YG67
  • Dress: R20, R22, R24
  • Hair: YR20, YR12, E97, E99
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04