Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Anyway, it's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana has another great sketch and we have another fabulous sponsor... It's Inktegrity and you all know how much I love Joni's images.
Fun sketch, right?
And here's my take on the sketch using one of the newest images from Inktegrity. I love fairies so Joni's newest collection was right up my alley.
Isn't Garden Fairy cute? I just love her. I used a favorite color combo, pink and green, and just had so much fun with this sketch.
Card stock: Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
DP: Purchased at Queen's Ink
Copics: RV000, RV10, RV02, B0000, B00, B02, B05, E00, E02, E37, YG00, YG03
Y17, YR20, YR23
Embellishments: organdy ribbon, pearls, stickles
Tools: SCAL/Cricut for border
I hope you enjoy my card and will head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to play along. Arlana and the team has some wonderful eye candy for you. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Here's my card. I think this bear is just one of the cutest ever!
Card Stock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Paper: Tempting Turquoise dp
Copics: C8, C10, B0000, B000, B02, B05, E53, E57, E29, R27, YG03
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Doodlebug sugar coated brads, Stickles
Tools: Threading Water Fiskars border punch
I do hope you'll join us this week. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Here's my card that I made with the single rose and the Occasions Sentiments set.
I did follow the sketch from Our Creative Corner. It was a fun sketch to follow.
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Paper: SEI Chocolat collection
Copics: RV000, RV10, G99, YG95
Embellishments: Ribbon, button
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the design team all week, we all have something to share with you.
Friday, March 26, 2010
I do have a card to share with you that I made for my monthly card group. I am so proud of this card!
The challenge was to create a shadow box card. The tutorial can be found on SCS here. This card went together so easily, I amazed myself. I had actually watched a video tutorial and in the video the circle Coluzzle template was used and the SCS tutorial used an oval Coluzzle template. I decided I wanted a different opening so I went about to make this card a little more complicated, but it worked out perfectly. I used the Labels One Nestibilities templates to create the opening. Getting it to layer correctly took a little time and patience, but the end results were worth it.
I pulled out some CTMH supplies that I bought several months ago when I did the Crafter's Yard Sale. I got this stamp set and matching paper with embellishments for $10! I stamped the flowers using Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and the sentiment in Night of Navy.
I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it. I was quite giddy after I completed it! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Fabulous Friday!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I am running a bit late this morning, so I'll get right to my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff post. I played along with a couple of challenges, too. I haven't played Arielle's ColourQ challenge in awhile, so I had to this week. I also used the sketch from The Pink Elephant, which was way fun.
I actually pulled out some old... I don't like that word, some hoarded dp from SU!. The image is from Lindsay's Pretty Primative set, which happens to be one of my favorites.
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise designer paper
Tools: 3/4" & 7/8" circle punches, Scallop Nestabilities, CM Circle Cutters
Copics: R27, YG00, YG03, E57, B000, BG01, BG05, B60, RV000, RV02, Y11, Y15
Sentiment: All That Scraps Spring Kit
I hope you like my card. Please visit Lindsay and the rest of the team to see what lovely cards and projects they have to share with you. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
So here's Arlana's fabulous sketch...
I used one of Bugaboo's free images because I've had it and have been waiting to play with it. I was very happy when I finally got the chance.
I love this frame. It has so much possibility! I specifically chose colors around my favorite Basic Grey paper, Lily Kate. That name made me want another baby so I could name her Lily Kate... don't worry, I did come to my senses.
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Paper: Basic Grey Lily Kate
Ink: Certainly Celery
Copics: YG00, YG03, BV00, BV02, B60, B00
Sentiment: There She Goes
Embellishments: Swarovski crystals, grosgrain ribbon
I do hope you'll play along with us this week. Head on over the Sweet Sketch Wednesday to find out how to join us and to see all the wonderful cards from the rest of the team. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I have a fun new sketch over on my challenge blog, Tuesday Morning Sketches. You'll have to come play with us. Stitchy Bear Stamps is our sponsor this week and talk about some fantastic images with a huge variety!
Card Stock: SU! Vanilla
Paper: CTMH Caprice paper pack
Copics: BG01, BG05, G99, Y15, Y17, YG95, W-3
Embellishments: Pearls (Recollections), Offray ribbon
I do hope you'll head on over there and play along with us this week. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Before I get to today's post for Ethereal Forest Designs... did you all enjoy the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Bunny Hop? It was fun and there were so many great cards from the Design Team. The winner from my blog, by random drawing is...
Congratulations Deanne! Please email Arlana at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
Now for today's card to share, I've used this image before but I love it and it worked perfectly with Cute Card Thursday's theme for this week: Happy Anniversary. I really loved the sketch from Eat, Sleep, Sketch so I threw that in there, too.
I used the Huggie Bears image and created my own sentiment. I wanted them to look like polar bears so I used very little color, but did use my Copics and Prismacolor markers. The paper and embellishment came from the CTMH Tickled Pink collection. I love this pack! The colors are spectacular.
I hope you enjoy my card and thanks so much for stopping by!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Here's the sketch...
And here's what I did with it...
This is Isabella and she is so adorable! I just love her sweet little face. I lost my recipe list for this card, but if I find it, I'll update the post later.
I hope that you join Arlana and the other sweet gals this week. Be sure to visit Sweet Sketch Wednesday to find out how to play. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Head on over to my challenge blog for another fun challenge - this week we're making something other than a card. OK, so I added a card, but you get the idea.
Cute right? And so super easy. I used one of the cute bags that come in the Pretty Favors SVG set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. Cut it using SCAL and the Cricut. Because I have a baby bug, I had to size it down just a tiny bit. I used decorative paper from American Crafts. Cut mats using Nestibilities scallop ovals and then added the image that was provided by this week's sponsor, AiFactory.
I hope you join us this week! Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, March 15, 2010
OK - well for today's Ethereal Forest Designs post I have this to share with you...
This is Mary Mouse and Mouse Sentiments. I also played along with the Eat, Sleep, Stamp challenge (sketch #74). I had a lot of fun with this card. The sentiment didn't come out as clear as I'd like, but it does say "You're the cheese in my macaroni." I'm going to send it to a friend of mine who just happens to love my macaroni and cheese.
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Paper: We R Memory Keepers Explore - Meadow
Copics: W3, RV000, RV10, E37, C8, Y15, Y17
Tools: CM Oval cutters, SU large oval punch and pop dots
I hope you like my card that I made. I think my friend will. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Friday, March 12, 2010
I am so excited that I got to play in The Sweet Stop challenge this week. Only for them to post another sketch tomorrow, but that's OK. LOL
I've had this digi set from Sweet n Sassy stamps and had yet to play with it. It is an adorable set! So I set out to create an antique country look and I am pleased with the results.
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Paper: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Cranberry Houndstooth (digi) paper
Copics: G99, YG95, E57, E29, R27, R29
Embellishments: Button, pearls (Recollections), SU! Real Red grosgrain ribbon
Ink: Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Tools: SCAL/Cricut for border from SCALe Blog
I hope you like my card. And if you'd like to see another card created with this sketch, check out my sister's card here. Wow! Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
First, I have a special announcement to share with you...
Yep! Lindsay has got a great sale going on at her store.
But before you go shopping, let me share my card with you. I love how this card turned out! I used the sketch from the Sketch and Stash Challenge blog and I must say, I love love love this sketch. It made a card that ended up being done last minute last night go together very easily.
I used the ladybug image that is available as a single image or in a set available at MyGrafico. I also used Lindsay's black Houndstooth paper.
Card stock: Kraft, Real Red, Bazzil Black, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Copics: R27, R29, C08, C10
Sentiment: All That Scraps
Embellishments: Buttons, Linen Thread, Black Twill ribbon
Tools: SCAL/Cricut for border
I hope you like my card, I had a lot of fun making it. Be sure to visit Lindsay and the rest of the team for more inspiration and I'm sure Lindsay has a freebie. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Now we'll get to why you're really here. It's time for Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Arlana never disappoints when it comes to having a great sketch to play with. We also have a very sweet sponsor joining us this week. Kelly Landers with Ippity Stamps is sponsoring this week and talk about some super sweet images. I want to thank Kelly for being so generous is sharing her stamps with us to play with.
So here's the sketch...
And here's my take on the sketch...
I changed the sketch just a tad for my thought bubble to be the flower embellishment and omitted the element going across the focal image. I didn't want those sweet feet covered up.
I started with white card base and then covered it with decorative paper that I got out of the Glitter Mat stack from DCWV. I crimped a piece of Bashful Blue card stock and then stamped the cute scallop border and cut it out. I colored the image with Copics, but only a little.
Just a reminder, in case you didn't see the announcement on my sidebar, Arlana and the SSW team is hosting a Bunny Hop March 19th, 20th & 21st. The hop is sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique!! Love her images. So mark your calendar and join in the fun.
Now head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to play along and gets lots of inspiration from the team. You're going to love all the cards the team made! Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
This week's sponsor is Marti from Pez-a-Doodle Designs and she offers her own line of great stamps, but also offers a nice variety of Studio G $1 stamps (in sets), so I used a variety of my own Studio G stamps to create a bright Spring-y card. The sentiment is from Ippity stamps.
My card is really lacking something. I achieved the brightness that I wanted, though.
I do hope you join us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches! Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Before I share my card I have to say... HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENDAN! My baby turns 15 today. I can hardly believe it - it seems like it was just yesterday that we brought that sweet baby boy into this world and here he is... 15... taller than me (not hard to do)... and almost a man and certainly more mature than a lot of men I know. LOL
For my card share today, I have a sweet one to show you. I loosely based this card on the sketch from Just Us Girls. I omitted a solid line and scallops on the side because I absolutely adored this paper that I wanted it to shine through. Hopefully, it still counts.
Images: Huggie Bears and Bears Sentiments Ethereal Forest Designs
Card Stock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Close to Cocoa & Really Rust
Paper: Recollections Garage Sale: Farm House
Tools: Nesties Scallop, 5/8" Circle Punch
Inks/Colors: Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Pencils & OMS
I hope you like my card and definitely get in on the blog hop. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Along the way, please make sure you comment on each one of the design team members blog, then return to the Ethereal Forest Designs blog and make a comment! At the end of the hop, one lucky winner who has commented on all the blogs will receive a $10.00 voucher to the Ethereal Forest Designs Store.
Here is my creation for the EFD Blog Hop:
The images I used is Miracle the Unicorn and Unicorn sentiments. I did follow a sketch from the Our Creative Corner challenge blog. I dug out some older decorative paper from PaperTrey Ink. I colored the image with Copic markers (B0000, B02, B05, RV000, Y28) and then inked the edges with chalk ink. Then embellished with ribbon, a ribbon flower and pearls.
Melissa <--- You are here
The winner will be announced on the Ethereal Forest Designs blog on Friday, March 12th. Deadline to complete the hop will be Thursday, March 11th!
Friday, March 5, 2010
I have another tag to share with you that is for the 2nd spot in the tag swap I'm participating in on SCS. This uses images from the new Spring Set from All That Scraps.
I also used a shape from one the fonts I'd found and cut it using the SCAL software and the Cricut. I also used the Cricut to cut the circle in the center. The rest of the cutting was all by hand.
I hope you enjoyed my little project today and that you get that I am saying "hi" to you! Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! And don't forget to stop by on Sunday for the Ethereal Forest Designs first blog hop. There's a prize involved!!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Lindsay introduced a set last week called Cute Easter and it is really cute. I had found a super adorable SVG for a basket on the SVG Cuts blog and was super excited that it would work on my baby Bug. So I brought the two together.
You will notice a little slit in the handle - this is for a name card. These would be really cute place settings for an Easter party. Or decorate them differently and they can be used for a birthday party goodies.
Be sure to visit Lindsay and the rest of the team. Always so much eye-candy. I love it - no calories but a whole lot of satisfaction. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Arlana has another great sketch and Sweet Sketch Wednesday is being sponsored this week by Kathryn of KLM Digital Designs. The prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice, so you'll definitely want in because her images are wonderful.
So here's the sketch...
And here's my take on it...
I picked the teapot from KLM Digital Designs which is currently a freebie. I have a love for teapots. I have many miniature ones that my sister has given me.
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Paper: GCD Studios
Embellishments: Pearls by Recollections, pink grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Copics: RV000, RV10
Prismacolor Markers: Cream
I do hope you'll join us this week. Hop on over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog for more inspiration and play along. Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I've got a really cute sketch (if I say so myself) to share with you over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Joni from Inktegrity is sponsoring this week and I am so delighted! If you joined me here on Friday then you know all about the fun blog hop and the wonderful new images she released and if you're an Inktegrity follower, then you know about the new releases she did just yesterday.
Here's my card:
Isn't that bunny the sweetest!? I just love him. I also just noticed that I put him on my card a little crooked. Now it looks like his carrot gift is a little too heavy for him.
Image: Bunny Gift (Inktegrity)
Card stock: Bashful Blue (SU), Sweet Blush (PTI), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Embellishments: American Crafts ribbon, Bling from Pez-a-Doodle
Copics: B0000, YR16, YR68, RV000, YG00, YG03, Y06, Y15, Y17, R29
I hope you head on over to TMS to join in the fun. I'm also looking for an April Guest Designer, so if you're interested, head on over there to find out how to apply. Thanks for stopping by.