Monday, June 29, 2009

Whipper Snapper Cutie!

I made this card as part of a sketch the Whipper Snapper girl and the happy birthday by A Muse. Designer Paper is by Memory Box I used faux stitching, primas and a bit of bling to dress up the card....perfect for a girl in your life! ~michelle~

Saturday, June 27, 2009

World's Best!

Check out this adorable fellow from Whipper Snapper! He just screams summer to me! He's a hoot to color with Copics! I used Spicas on his spatula for a metallic glint! The cardstock is pre-cut by The Paper Cut...and any alphabet stickers will do ya!
This is a fun window card that opens to reveal a recipe, and then opens again for your message.
Hope he makes you grin too! :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hot Diggety Dog!!

Another fun Whipper Snapper image! This card features Copic Markers, Inkssential White Gel Pen and doodling. It also uses the Making Memories Edge Distressing Tool....a perfect accent for a card like this, it goes with the theme very well. Flowers are by Prima and the designer paper is by Cloud9 Design.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Whipper Snapper Friend!

This image from Whipper Snapper is so fun, perfect to send to a friend! Image is colored with Copics and highlighted with Inkssenital White Gel pen. Doodling frames the image. Designer paper is from Cloud9 Design. Glitter flowers are by HeidiGrace and add the perfect amount of bling to the project.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Stanley Cup Champions

While stamping this past weekend with Michelle, my fellow blogger, my son watched the final game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings. My son, Dustan was ecstatic. Saturday he decided he wanted to make a sympathy card for Grandpa who was rooting for the Red Wings. Michelle had a penguin stamp (Sorry I don't the company) which he colored with Copics. Adding a little bling with the Spica pens and glitter dots filled made some "icy" accents. Then he thought the penguin should be holding something, so he made a sign with the toothpick for the stick. Grandpa now has the card on display in his office! Go Penguins, Go!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Stampavie Challenge

I'm trying the Stampavie challenge. We are to use their image and as many flowers as we would like. I chose the Rachelle Anne Miller bunny peeking out of the watering can. With the flowers on the can, I thought it lent itself to more flowers. The paper is from BoBunny. Using the colors from the paper, I colored the image with Copics to match. Adding some scallops around the bunny to fit with the scallop circles on the paper. Then with the flowers from Prima to frame the image and a little bling with glitter dots, we have all the elements to complete the challenge. It was fun playing!! Thanks for the ideas Stampavie!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary

I needed an anniversary card for my in-laws, so I started out with the Stampavie "First Kiss" stamp and added it to this weeks MoJo Monday sketch challenge and this is what I came up with. I liked the results with the longer card. This is not my normal size to work on, but it was a nice change. The finished card is 4" x 8 1/2" and will fit in the business envelopes. The papers were selected because of a splitcoast stampers challenge that I never got around to doing. We were to take two patterns of paper and put them together on one card. I distressed the the cuttlebug paper and used the Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the sentiment to give the aged look. So here's to 40+ years of marriage!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

High Hopes in Orange!

Isn't this little lady from High Hopes the *sweetest?!* I just had a hoot coloring her with Copic Markers. This is also my first attempt with my Copic Airbrush! I am *SO* in love....and I'm sure I will love it even more as I learn more about it. I love the look you get with the Nestabilities dies...that white edge is so crisp and fun. The paper is from Cloud9 Design, flowers by Prima, die by Sizzix.

TIP: When using the Copic Airbrush you can layer colors, in this case I had brown dirt, green grass, blue sky and yellow sun.

Oh, and I apologize if anyone hates the orange dress as much as Heidi's not a color I normally grab....I usually would grab blue....but it seemed so fun at the time! Leave me a comment and tell me it's not *that bad*.....please!! LOL! ~michelle~

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So Thoughtful!

This cute little fellow is by High Hopes. He's gussied up with Copics and White Gel Pen which Heidi does so well! Nestabilites provide the perfect backdrop, accented with the black doodling. Designer paper is such a fun way to add *pop* to a card. These stripes are by Cloud9 Design and they have such a variety of color combinations that they are perfect for any project! Ric Rac is a fun alternative to ribbon...check out all of the colors available at The Stamp Shoppe!

Tip: Foam Pop Tape can add the perfect bit of dimension to your images, *popping* them off of the papers.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Whipper Snapper Mouse!

This adorable image is by Whipper Snapper Designs. These designs are lots of fun to color with the Copic Markers, they have nice open areas to practice your shading techniques! Remember to use your Cuttlebug Embossing folders....simply embossing a strip of coordinating cardstock adds so much to a card. Heidi added Prima flowers and coordinating gems that mirror the flowers in the designer paper. Check out the tiny scalloped circle frame around the sentiment!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Best Fishes!

This card is a variation of one shown on the blog a bit ago...but with Dad's Day coming up quickly, I thought I'd show this one as well! Hambo stamp, colored with Copics and highlighted with Inkssential White Gel pen. Nestabilites frame the image perfectly. Faux stitching and mini-brads finish the card for a clean, masculine look! The sentiment is perfect for either a summer birthday or for Father's day for your favorite fisherman! ~michelle~

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Friend Like You!

Isn't she the cutest?! Lots of fun sayings you stick with this little lady! Copics color her nicely and Nestabilities frame her perfectly. Sponging softens up the sentiment panel, and faux stitching is the perfect touch. I love the graduated sizes of the buttons. All the attention to details, just perfectly cute!! ~michelle~

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I wouldn't have a leg to stand on!

I told you I like these stamps from Hambo! They always have the perfect sayings to go with the main images. The "leg to stand on" saying is stamped on the inside. I colored the Flamingo with Copics and highlights with the gel pen. For the water, I drew some lines to look like ripples with my fine line black pen. Then I colored with B21, B23 and B00 to look more the southern waters. Once I had the image colored, the next thing is to figure out how to lay it out. I went back to the MojoMonday blog to find a sketch I thought might work. (See the above sketch) Using some creative license I used the wave die from Sizzix instead of a ribbon and the Labels 4 from Nestabilities instead of a plain rectangle. I loved the look! I felt that the outside seemed too plain, so I used my handy ScorBug and made some faux stitches. I also colored the background dots of the paper with the new pastel Spica glitter pends. Now my card is finished!! Hope to stop again soon!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mojo Monday #89

I'm having fun with these sketches from Mojo Monday. This is the challenge that starts out the month of June. I had this peeking bunny all colored from Stamp Avie and was trying to decide what to do with it... So perfect for this challenge. This Rachelle Anne Miller stamp was colored with Copics. Don't forget to ground your image with some grass or color, so they don't hover on your paper. This Daisy paper from Lasting Impressions went well with the daisies on the Watering can. Add some faux stitches with the ScorBug on the green strip of cardstock & Layer some Prima flowers for an accent. Now I am ready to submit it for the challenge. Check this these sketches out. They gave me inspiration...hopefully you too! Keep inspired!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Here's another New Hambo stamp from their recent release. I have to laugh everytime I look at it! I used the sentiment from Hambo about summer since having a stand is something we all did as kids in the summertime. Other sayings I thought would be fitting are: "Please don't be mad at me" or "I'm glad you are my FRIEND" or "Every cloud has it's silver lining". I could give the card to my mom and say..."I'm glad we're in business together!" (lol) I found a cool link from my friend Jane's blog that has lots of neat sketches and used one for this card. That blog is Be sure to check out their sketches if you are stumped for ideas. I used Copics to color the image and highlighted it with my inkssentials white gel pen. Papers are from Lasting Impressions. I added some faux stitches and some dew drops to finish the card. Be sure to stop by again to see more from Hambo!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hugs Sand Kisses!

Hambo stamps is fast becoming my favorite stamp company. They just had a new stamp release and these stamps are a few of them. CUTE! CUTE! The stamps are cute and many of them have sentiments that go perfectly with the images. I'm sure you will be seeing more of these cuties in the near future. Many samples are at the store as well. Look for Hambo classes every month at The Stamp Shoppe. Jane is always making great new cards for these fun, inspiring classes! TTFN

Monday, June 1, 2009

Thankssssss Much!

Let's just say that snakes rate down there with spiders on my *list* of things I don't like...but this feller just makes ya grin! Images is by High Hopes, colored with Copics and accented with the white gel pen. This card uses a Cuttlebug Folder to simulate snake skin! Go see Heidi for all the fun embellies!!

TIP: I added the *sssss's* onto thanks....."work those stamps, ladies!!"