May 31, 2010

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peak Volkswagen Bug


I super love this stamp. I can’t wait to create with it again!

Isn’t it just groovy! I am looking forward to doodling some flowers on this and trying to make it look tie dyed with Copics! But with the funky papers I chose, I figured a solid coloured car would be better! Besides, in my Google search, I could only find groovy vans, not Bugs. Unfortunately, from the angle I took the pictures at, you can’t see that there is a band of funky floral paper covering the middle third of the can anywhere the tag doesn’t cover. I have a guy friend who works at a quilting store repairing the machines and he is so used to girl talk and girlie things that I think he will be fine with the flowers on this. I am going to give him this, full of his favourite snacks, as a thank you (along with taking him and his wife out to dinner) after he helps us with out fence this summer.

VW bug can top

This can uses a very fun and environmentally friendly technique. With a safety can opener , remove the BOTTOM of a pull top can. Use the contents and wash well. I don’t recommend using anything too stinky (I tried refilling a jar of chopped garlic once and the small permeated even after washing)! Then cover the can remembering that the opening is the bottom. After filling with your choice of a gift or treats (put the top of the treat bag at the bottom when filling) and glue the bottom back on. Voila! The pop top still works and pops open like brand new.

I hope you are inspired to make something great for the guys in your life! Today is the last day for the reveal by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blogs and to see the full set!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Volkswagen Bug-CDS
Ink: memento black
Paper: DP and tag-Imaginisce, white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: can, ribbon-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow, circle Nestabilities (to cover can lid)

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peak 1978 Trans Am


I was so excited to get this fabulous car stamp. Seriously, with a hubby and two boys, I NEED guy stamps!


My son doesn’t know this but I am saving this frame for him. He has been bugging his dad to build a soap box car (which apparently aren’t made from soap boxes anymore nor so they even resemble them) for ages so when they finally get their act together, I hope I get a great shot to put in here. I got a lot of input from Jameson and daddy for this one. Jameson helped me decide on the colour of the car and despite the fact that I chose ribbons, I got the OK from both of them!

The frame is from IKEA and is so easy to paint with acrylic paint. The lettering is Making Memories rub ons, however the D’s didn’t go on smoothly which is why they don’t look perfect. Ooops! The car is on white CS, them glued on to Craft-a-Board for stability.

I hope you are inspired to make something great for the guys in your life! Today is the last day for the reveal by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! But there is one more post coming up for another great guy stamp, so don’t miss them! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blogs and to see the full set!

Enjoy, Rebecca

1978 Trans Am
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions, Craft-a-board-Ellen Hutson
Ink: Memento black
Accessories: ribbon-stash, rubons-Making Memories, Copic 100(touch ups), acrylic paint, IKEA frame

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Preview – Gone Fishin’

What an awesome set for guys! Perfect for the outdoorsy type! We all know bows and flowers won’t work for the men in our lives.

Nothing too interesting to say that you can’t figure out from the picture. So this is part one of this gift set…

This is part two. I used the tool box template from My Time Made Easy to make this great gift box. Inside is an instant coffee jar repurposed with a covered lid with trail mix inside. I meant to add some other stuff but I didn’t get it done in time. And even though it doesn’t include the images from this stamp set..

dad tackle box
Here is part three! A fishing tackle box with…

dad tackle box open

…a drawer inside! I was going to put gummy worms and candy bugs inside but hubby forgot to buy them on his trip to the store. Bummer! I figure between the tool box and the tackle box you could package so many things for the guys in your life. Both boxes are large enough for a tie (of course!) bath and body products, jewellery, snacks, baked goods or candy, fishing items (not that I know what they are called beyond weights or lures) and CDs or movies would fit in the tool box!

I hope you are inspired to make something great for the guys in your life! Today is the last day for the reveal by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! But there are more posts coming up for two other great guy stamps, so don’t miss them! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blogs and to see the full set!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE for card and tool box
Stamps: Gone Fishin’-CDS
Ink: Memento black, Antique Linen and Vintage photo Distress inks, chocolate chip-SU!
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions, kraft, artichoke, burgundy CS-SU! DP-CTMH
Accessories: hardware-SU!, hemp twine-stash, foam dots-Jody Morrow, letter stickers-Basic Grey, Nestabilities Labels 3, Copics: W3,5, E00,35,47,49,71, YR04, R59,89, BG96, G94,99, B32,39,45,93,95,97, C3,5,7

for tackle box
Stamps: BG wheel-SU!
Ink: Antique Linen Distress, cocoa, choc chip-SU!
Paper: cocoa, choc chip, ivory CS-SU!
Accessories: ribbon-May Arts, ‘dad’-sticker EK Success, jumbo eyelets-WRMK, hardware-SU!, foam dots and red line tape-Jody Morrow

May 30, 2010

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Preview – Medallion de Fleur


OK, I have to preface this project by saying it is easily the hardest project I have ever had to photograph!

Between the hanging nature of this project (my photo box has nothing to hang it on!) and the surfaces all at different angles, I am amazed they turned out this well. I took over 40 pictures to get these. Every aperture setting and lighting set up combination possible!

I thought it would be cute to make a bunch of these to hang at a baby shower, maybe with a cut out baby image hanging from the ribbon at the bottom or just to at some seasonal decor to your home. Since it was spring while I was making this (of course) I went with springy colours but I can see so many possibilities for parties and other seasonal events.


It is very easy to make. Stamp 6 medallions in your choice of colours. Mine were pink, peach, yellow, green, blue and plum on white CS but of course, you could use lightly printed DP or coloured CS too. Die cut the circles, FYI, the largest die of the large set of Nestabilities circles fits perfectly! Score your circles in half; I aligned my circles using the pattern to make sure they all were scored the same way. Glue one half of one circle to one half of the next circle. Make sure your glue is all over including very close to the fold line. Repeat until you are all the way around the circle except the last one. Tie a loop in your ribbon and lay the tail in the center of the ornament. Now glue the last circle halves together. Dress up your ribbon with die cuts, beads etc. I added a bow to the top of mine and Swarovski crystals to the bottom. It hangs much nicer when it isn’t rigged up funny for the camera.

Another idea I had was to punch holes in two opposing circles at the very top of the fold and assemble as usual except leave the last segment unglued. Write a message in there and thread the ribbon for hanging through the holes rather than threading it down the center. This would be really cool hanging from a bunch of balloons or even hung from a hospital bulletin board (some rooms have them). I hope you can think of TONS of uses for this gorgeous stamp! I know I look forward to continuing to use it long after this reveal is over!

Be sure to visit tomorrow to see the final fabulous sets being revealed by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! If you need ideas for the guys in your life, hold on to your hats! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blogs and to see the full set!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Medallion de Fleur-CDS
Paper: white CS-SU!
Ink: pretty in pink, apricot, banana, celery, bashful blue, plum
Accessories: Swarovski crystals, silk ribbon-May Arts, Nestabilities circles

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peak – Medallion de Fleur

Lace and doilies are one of the biggest trends in paper crafting right now according to Moxie Fab and the team at Paper Crafts magazine. So, Clear Dollar Stamps, always up on the latest trends, has come out with a beautiful large lace stamp, Medallion de Fleur.


Cute huh? I could easily make a bunch of these note cards with different sentiments for a gift in no time at all! It is 3.5” square only because that was the size that worked with the stamp and I had a piece of CS just the right size without cutting into a full sheet! Just be sure when inking up such a large stamp with pigment ink that you take care to make sure all of it is covered. I also recommend stamping on a mouse pad or other cushioned surface. I use my Ornare piercing pad! It really is so easy, I have no other details besides the recipe!

Be sure to visit tomorrow to see the final fabulous sets being revealed by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! I just love release days!!! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blogs and to see the full set! I can see so many uses for this stamp and I hope you do too!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Medallion de Fleur, Postcard Factory (sentiment)-CDS
Ink: white-PTI, Memento black
Paper: kraft CS-SU!
Accessories: white silk ribbon-May Arts, Dew Drops, corner rounder-EK Success

May 29, 2010

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peak – Pansy Bunny


I decided to go with a project other than a card to show the versatility of this sweet set. I mean, who doesn’t need a gift card holder in their stash? I thought this one would be great for a busy mom who is so devoted to her family she forgets to have fun! You don’t know someone like that do you??? Nahhhh! LOL! I make a point to have at least a bit of fun everyday!

This is soooo easy to make. EPLS (easy peasey lemon squeezey)! I used a 8.5 x 5.5” (half sheet) piece of white CS and scored at 3” and 6.5”. This leaves a 2” piece left inside which I also border punched. This basically creates an uneven tri-fold card. The smaller segment becomes the pocket inside. I simply used red line tape to hold the edges of the pocket up. With the pocket being 2” high, the top edge of the gift card will show above the pocket. You can write a message on the underside of the outer flap or above the pocket inside. I would have taken a photo but with it all being white and not having a gift card to put inside, it really didn’t show up well and it is a pretty easy concept!

Under the flowers, all coloured with different Copic markers, I cut a frame with Nestabilities Label 8. I wanted a size in between the available sizes so I used the second smallest and die cut it. Then I placed the smallest die in the center and embossed only. I used a hobby knife to cut on the largest embossed line. I cut out the flowers, in come case removing the leaves. Then I glued them back on at angles which suited their placement along the frame and a  few tiny pearls finished it.

I stamped the sentiment in the center of the upper portion (I used pencil lines for placement) before adhering the frame with foam dots. In case you are interested, I got all of the colour combos from real photos of flowers in Google images.

Be sure to visit tomorrow and the next day to see more fabulous sets being revealed by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! I just love release days!!! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blog and to see the full set! Hope you love it! I know I do!!!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Pansy Bunny
Paper: white CS for flowers-Taylored Expressions, white, perfect plum CS-SU!
Ink: memento black, perfect plum
Accessories: Copics: V09,12,15,17, BV00,02, B93,95, G24,28, YR02,20, Y21,35, foam dots-Jody Morrow, MS pansy punch, pearls-Dollarama

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Preview-Pansy Bunny

This is easily one of the cutest stamp sets ever! I love bunnies and this sleeping one is so sweet!

I used Copic markers to colour the image but I’m so sorry, my baby erased the file on my iPhone with the colour numbers. Here is my best guess: pot E31,33,35, bunny nose, R10, body W-1,3,5,7, shadow E53?, leaves G21,24,28, flowers BV?, Y35, wash around image Y21.

Be sure to visit tomorrow and the next day to see more fabulous sets being revealed by Clear Dollar Stamps for June! I just love release days!!! Be sure to visit Clearly iStamp to see the other team members who are revealing this stamp set on their blog and to see the full set! Hope you love it! I know I do!!!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Pansy Bunny
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions, kraft CS-SU!, DP pink-Melissa Frances, DP other-Basic Grey Wisteria,
Ink: antique linen distress (aging white CS), Memento brown
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, flower-Michaels

May 26, 2010

Glittery Lateness for Whimsical Wednesdays!

OMW, in a year and a half, I have never FORGOTTEN a Whimsical Wednesdays (formerly Twinkling Tuesdays) post! So much has been happening that is other than my normal routine I seem to have been thrown a curve ball!

This week’s challenge, by Emilie and Kaeli, was to use lots of sparkle and glitter on your project. I made this cute little ATC that will go to a kid in a swap I am hosting, Kids Love ATCs.

ballet ATC
I added pink glitter to her tutu, white glitter to the DP using red line tape and Taylor’s Tiny Twinkles to her bun. I hope that is glittery enough for ‘s girls.

I’d like to send a HUGE thank you to Sweet Pea stamps for their generous gift of three stamps this month! They were an AWESOME sponsor! And much thanks to Randi for organizing the whole shebang!

So for June, we DareDevils are taking a break every week except next. But we have a HUGE prize package for anyone who plays next week’s challenge. And when I say HUGE, I mean HUGE!!!  Best thing, you may enter as many times as you like and you have ALL MONTH to play! Sound good? Tune in next week for the challenge and the hugest prize we’ve ever had!!!

Make sure the DareDevils get some love this week; be sure to visit all of their blogs and leave a nice comment. And don’t forget to play this week too! Upload using DDSC37 and link with Mr Linky using the DIRECT link to your project!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Paper: riding hood red CS, DP-SU!, white CS-Taylored Expressions
Ink: riding hood red, Memento black, white-PTI (to tone down the DP brightness)
Accessories: Tiny Twinkles, Art Institute Glitter, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics: R20,22, E00,21,31,33,35,37,93

May 24, 2010

Lily of the Valley for Doodle Pantry

More colouring! I think I might enjoy deciding what colour the flowers are going to be more than I love colouring the flowers. OK, well maybe not more but this choice was really easy! There are only pink and white lilies of the valley and I went traditional. I think it would make a great wedding card!

lily of the valley
I couldn’t decide what DP to use. Green overwhelmed the leaves making them blend in. All the colours I tried, even pastels seemed too strong for tiny white flowers. So I went with all white. I mean, why not? It is elegant and sweet.  The background is scored in a diamond pattern to give some texture. I haven’t done this before and I see it over and over again and never get to trying it so here it is! Finally! And I got to try my pansy Punch-Around-The-Page rather than just using the border punch.

Lily of the valley close up

Enjoy, Rebecca

lily of the valley-Doodle Pantry
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions, white CS-SU!
Accessories: pansy punches-MS, foam dots-Jody Morrow, pearls-stash, Copics: Y21, YG00, G21,24,28,85, C00,01,05, Blender, V000

May 19, 2010

Snapdragon Bookmark for Doodle Pantry

Another combination project here. I used the fabulous snapdragon image from Doodle Pantry along with a swap for Swap-Bot to make an encouraging quote bookmark.

snapdragon bookmark

Yep, I know, there is no quote on it. I hope it was OK to put it on the back and darn it if I didn’t forget to take a photo of the back. It is a quote from Oprah, something about everyday having the opportunity to kick off your shoes and dance. I really like that one because way too many people take life way too seriously and forget to stop and have fun!

I hope my partner likes it! If you haven’t checked out Doodle Pantry, be sure to head on over there to check out the fabulous images Laurie has drawn. This one was really easy to colour and there are zillions of colours and colour combos available for snapdragons. Just Google snapdragons and then click on images at the top for photos only! This colour combo was easily my favourite.

TIP: When colouring pale flowers, be sure to add a wash of colour around them to help them stand out from the paper.  Here I contrasted the peachy pink with a bluish green wash. Try using a colour that is opposite (or close) on the colour wheel. Green is the opposite of red (pink) on the colour wheel but I chose bluish green because I like how this colour looks as a wash. For purple, use yellow and vice versa. For blue, use peach, for green use pink… You get the idea. When using Copics, use a colour that ends on 0, 00 or 01. Go around the outline of the flowers and don’t forget to fill in any gaps between the flowers too. Then blend the edge out to white with the blender pen.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Doodle Pantry, background-SU!
Ink: antique linen Distress (makes white CS look ivory), chocolate chip-SU!
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions, bookmark-Hero Arts, DP-Lily Kate-Basic Grey
Accessories: pearls-Dollarama, ribbon-May Arts, button,twine-PTI. Copics-Y21,YR61, R11,22, G21,85, C00, BG10 (background wash), Blender, Corner rounder-EK Success

Flame Mermaid ATC for Whimsical Wednesdays ETA: Butterfly Mermaid Card

Wow, time got away from me like crazy today. I am not used to spending the whole day out on Tuesdays as I usually take it easy since it is my church night. It is all I can do to make it there on time some days so I try not to add anything much to Tuesdays. This time however, the night was switched to Thursday and so Spencer and I went to the park, for ice cream and did a few errands. I hardly slept last night so when we got home, we had a bath and a long nap and I am still tired. I know, get to the ATC already. I just wanted to explain why I have only an ATC and not a full card to show you today. I am going to turn the other ATC I did into a card later today and add it to this post in the afternoon.

flame mermaid ATC

I coloured this one for a Non-Cutesy Mermaid swap on Swap-Bot. It was actually a lot more vibrant IRL if you can believe that. I tried different lighting including sunlight but I just couldn’t capture it. Oh well.

ETA: Here is the card I am finally getting to post at 11PM, eek!

butterfly mermaid 
This is the ATC I did that became my feature image for this card. It was going to be for a PRO Artists ATC swap (yep, I was accepted!) but it wasn’t quite PRO enough for me yet it was just asking me to do something with it. For all of you who think ATCs are cool but don’t know what to do with them, this is it! Trade ‘em with your friends and then challenge each other to make cards with ‘em. It is fun, I promise! Although it looks like the background here is white, it is actually a pale blue with purple tones to it, B60. A lighter version of the colour I used for the leaves made from dotted lines (click for a larger image) in the top left corner. Is that seaweed? or is she on land and that is a hanging vine?

Anyway, I used Heather’s DD, Piper’s sketch. According to the notes she had her mom include, the butterfly image was not required nor were all 4 of the corner butterflies. So cute huh?


Thanks to Sweet Pea stamps for being our Sponsor this month. I would NEVER have bought them but I am having SO MUCH FUN colouring them and I am SOOO GLAD to have them!! It is so freeing colouring a fantasy image that really has no rules for the colouring. I like to keep the skin tones natural, that’s just me but other than that… anything goes.

Be sure to check out the Whimsical Wednesdays blog to see the sketches, yep two of them, for this week and I will add the one I plan to use when I add my card later. (ETA DONE!) Be sure to upload your project to online galleries using DDSC36 and link it up with Mr Linky. Don’t forget to visit all of the DareDevil’s blogs and leave them some great comments.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Flame Mermaid ATC
white CS-Taylored Expressions
Ink: memento black
Stamp: Sweet Pea
Accessories: Spica white glitter pen, Copics-V12,15,17, Bv08, Bg72,75,78, B24,29, B32, Rv06, Y21,35,38

Butterfly Mermaid Card
Taylored Expressions, Sultry DP-Basic Grey
Stamp: Sweet Pea
Ink: memento black, worn lipstick Distress
Accessories: (best guess, Spencer erased this file too), R81, 83, 85, 89, B60, 63, G21, YG 03?, E00, 21, 31, 33, 35, 37, 95, BV ? (thing in her hair), Y35, MS butterfly punch, Sultry brads-Basic Grey

May 14, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Wow, fellow CDS DT member Lisa gave me this awesome blog award! I am so blessed! What a sweetheart! Thank you so much.


Now I have to give this to 10 bloggers I think are beautiful and list 10 things about me.

My 10 current fave bloggers in no particular order:
1. Mishie Wooderson
2. Sharon Harnist
3. Sharon Johnson
4. Katie Renz
5. Laurie Wilson
6. Danni of Danni’s Doodles
7. Sarah Henton
8. Lori McCroskey
9. Tim Holtz
10. Betsy Veldman

1. I used to sew custom bras but don’t anymore because after so many bras, one looks just like the next… boring.

2. My mom has blonde hair and my dad is dark. I have dark hair and hubby is blonde. Mom swore up and down that after she had three dark-haired girls, I couldn’t possibly have blonde babies. Both of my kids are blonde! (If you want to know the genetics of it, email me as it gets a bit long.)

3. I know about the genetic stuff because I used to be a Registered Nurse.

4. I no longer work as a Registered Nurse because I have lupus (see sidebar for link). I am still registered but I can’t work.

5. I have two beautiful little boys who are healthy despite my lupus, they is my greatest blessing in life! (and they are blonde!)

6. I crazy LOVE sour candy!

7. I listed how many crafts I’ve tried (and managed to learn decently) when I applied for a job as Craft Reporter with Craft Critique. It was over 30! I love learning new things and moving  on. Only paper crafting/stamping/scrapping and sewing have taken for any length of time.

8. I love almost any genre of movie. Anything from romantic to horror including and especially zombie movies to action and ‘guy’ flicks. It has to be Satanic/demonic before I won’t at least check it out.

9. Hubby is taking the little one to his parents and the older one is on a trip with nana so I can watch any movie I want this weekend!!!!

10. I am going to be lonely this weekend…


Stone Wall Garden for Doodle Pantry

I love the images I get to use for this design team. This one took ages to colour but I sure think it was worth it!

stone wall garden music

(Please let me know if this picture looks too dark, I find it so hard to know when I have only a laptop with a screen that of course adjusts angle which changes how bright or dark the picture looks.)

I coloured the bricks different colours then muted and blended them all with my colourless blender. I’d give you all the colours but it seems one of my two boys has deleted quite a few files in my iPhone where I kept my colours listed. I had at least 10 or 12 files in there and they are gone! GRRRR!!!! I put that thing down and one or the other is on it in about 2 seconds!

Anyhow, back to the card. I think I used virtually every brown, green and grey in my set of Ciao Copics and a couple other greens. It was fun trying to come up with combos that kept all of the different greenery looking different from each other.

I hope you love this image and visit Doodle Pantry to see this and other images! Great prices + print any size + quick download =  instant gratification!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Digi Image:
Doodle Pantry
Ink: Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress
Paper: sahara sand CS-SU!, green CS-Clear Dollar Stamps, vintage music paper
Accessories: Copics, twill tape, deckle cutter-EK Success, punch-MS, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Nestabilities

May 11, 2010

Mermaid for Whimsical Wednesdays

What a fun week for creating! Last Tuesday, way too late to create another card, I received my awesome stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps. In case you haven’t heard about them, here is a little bit of info.

The VERY generous Lynette, owner of Sweet Pea stamps has provided the DT with some beautiful stamps to use throughout the month and has a $20 Gift Certificate to give away to ONE LUCKY WINNER this week! Sweet Pea Stamps range anywhere from whimsical to artistic. They are made of high-quality, unmounted red rubber. They have an amazing collection of images from three talented fantasy artists: Ching-Chou Kuik, Elaine Cox, and Lisa Victoria. If you would like to see more samples, please check out the Sweet Pea Stamps blog.

mermaid turq purple 

I loved colouring this stamp. I usually do either soft or vintage colouring so this was quite the fun and colourful departure!


Thanks to young Kyah, daughter of team member and our illustrious team coordinator Jacquie. What a FUN and interesting sketch! This girl ROCKS!

mermaid closeup 
I decided to use some awesome but very BRIGHT DoubleMates paper for the card base and the mats. DoubleMates are a series of cardstock papers with TWO colours, one on each side. I wish I had turned the purple paper over to reveal the darker side which could have been sanded to reveal the lighter side. This way, I would have had to sand almost all the way through  to get the dark purple to show through. Both layers for the mats are actually from the same piece of two-sided cardstock.

Be sure to check out the DIEDRICH DARE Blog for all the details, and a special thanks to Lynette and also our Daredevil Randi,  for setting this up! Make sure you play along using DDSC35 if you upload to an online gallery and don’t forget to link your card or project back to Mr Linky on the Whimsical Wednesdays blog.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Sweet Pea, PSE sentiment
Ink: eggplant-SU!, memento black
Paper: coloured CS-Double Mates, white CS-Taylored Expressions
Accessories: flowers-taken off stem from Michaels, K&Co rhinestones, ribbon-stash, Copics Y35, RV21, E00,21,95, V000,12,17, B60, YG03,06, g24, BG 09,10,15,22,49, Blender 0, Rv95

I have been the WORST blogger!

I can’t believe how few times I’ve posted in the last while. To be fair, I do have a needy three year old with chicken pox but still… Anyway, I am going to include a few items in this post, not my usual style but why not!?

Girl ATC Swap-Bot

girl ATC
This was for a swap requiring a girl or woman on the ATC. I used a an architectural stamp and a script stamp for the background and embossed them with gold powder. The girl was stamped and Copic coloured'; I deliberately made her with medium skin so her race was indeterminate. The pearls were a strand that were already glued together, how fun and easy! The ‘dress’ is ombre ribbon I’ve had forever, I’m glad I finally have a use for it.

Mickey Mouse ATC Swap

mickey metal ATC

I paper pieced Mickey’s face and eyes, colouring in his tongue. The embossing was done with a powder painting technique where you pour on one colour of powder, flick it off and then pour on another. I thought it really suited the razzle dazzle that is all things Disney! I coloured in the star and Mickey word with Spica pen, then wished I hadn’t. Oh well!

Sarah’s Travel Themed Post-It Note Cover

sarah travel post it cover

I made this Post-It note cover for my sister who loves to travel. I made it thin enough to put in a purse. Normally I make these 1/4” thick but this one is just 1/8” thick. I made one similar for me and it fits in the pocket of my Bible’s leather cover. This one uses stickers from Making Memories and I’m not sure of the girl ones plus some stamps I’ve had for ages. I didn’t add a tie to the ribbon because I was keeping down the bulk and I was concerned about fraying.

Enjoy, Rebecca

May 05, 2010

Adorable Baby Goat for Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge and Doodle Pantry

I am so excited to reveal that I am now on the Doodle Pantry Design Team! Laurie Wilson draws the best images and she is selling them in her own little store: Doodle Pantry. I am in LOVE with the image I got to use for this month’s release, Baby Goat.

baby goat
I decided an image this babyish had to be put on a card in the softest blues and greens I could find, especially since that is Laurie’s blog challenge this month, use blue and green in your project. Each month Laurie has a challenge on her blog, if you play, you get a free digi image! I played before and got the nicest images, good quality and so easy to use! You can even use Word or Publisher to print them out, no need for fancy or difficult to use software. So make sure you visit Clearly Delightful today and book mark the challenge, you have one week to play. Make sure you check out the other images she is releasing today!

 IMG_3778 (3)
It really is worth it to play. Please visit Clearly Delightful to see all the details for the challenge.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Doodle Pantry
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions, green, blue CS-unknown, possibly Bazzil
Accessories: buttons-Jesse James, silk ribbon-May Arts, pearls-Dollarama, Copics W00, 01, 03, 05, 07, R11, Y21, E33, B60, foam dots-Jody Morrow, blue ribbon, safety pin-stash. washer-Making Memories, vintage lace

Oven Thank You for Whimsical Wednesdays

My mom and dad are renovating their kitchen so they gave us their stove which is much nicer than what we had. So I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to make a thank you card using a fabulous sketch from a special young lady.

oven thank you
I know my mom will ADORE this cute paper from Thrift Shop just like I do. I kind of wish I had used chalk ink for the sentiment so it stood out more but I added the buttons to draw the eye to it.

katie sketch001
Isn’t this a great sketch? So detailed for a kid! This one is the work of Katie, Team Member Andrea’s daughter. I am definitely going to save this one. We are going to have some more sketches from Team Members kids this month. We also have a NEW SPONSOR! this month, Sweet Pea stamps. I have to thank Randi for arranging for us each to receive THREE actual RUBBER STAMPS!! Thanks for the stamps Sweet Pea! I only got mine this afternoon living in the boonies here in Canada (kidding! I only live 40 minutes from Toronto!) so I will create with mine next week!

Please visit all the DareDevils, especially Andrea’s to comment little Katie for her sketch! I hope you will play with us too, be sure to make a project with the sketch, upload it to your blog or gallery with DDSC34 and come back to Whimsical Wednesdays and link up with Mr Linky. Be sure to use the direct link, not your general blog link.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Cornish Heritage Farms, sentiment-unknown
Ink: Vintage Photo,  Antique Linen Distress Ink
Paper: riding hood red, vanilla-SU!, Thrift Shop, Fly a Kite-October Afternoon
Accessories: vintage lace, gingham ribbon-stash, flower-Scrapbook Sally, foam dots-Jody Morrow, buttons and twine-PTI, Copic E31 (to darken the gingham ribbon), crystal effects-SU! (to make the strawberry look like an epoxy brad)

May 04, 2010

Floral Gratitude Shaped Card

This card is for two challenges; the first is for  Paper, Scissors and Superheros  Go-To Sketches online bonus sketch challenge. The other is the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: That’s In the Bag.

gratitude floral

I used the colours from the Bag inspiration photo. The flower was coloured with Copics: R11, 81, 85, RV19, Y35. The ribbon is actually two layers, white sheer overlaid with Battenberg lace tape. If you look carefully, you will see that my buttons are threaded with pink thread in a sort of a flower pattern.

Enjoy, Rebecca

floral-SU!, verse-Verve
Ink: memento black, brown, pretty in pink-SU!
Paper: celery DSP, white CS-SU!
Accessories: foam tape-Jody Morrow, lace, ribbon-stash, Labels 8 Nestabilities, buttons-PTI, thread-stash,