Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Saturated Canary - "You're My Cherry on Top"

   Good Morning!  For my project today, I chose to color up one of the new rubber stamps from Krista Smith's Saturated Canary line called "Cherry on Top".  It's somewhat "CAS" for me, but that image has to take center stage!  How cool, too, that the sentiment comes with this rubber stamp! I stamped it just as it was situated on the rubber, but you could trim it apart to be able to place the sentiment anywhere you want or use separately!


     Of course, she is colored with copic markers, and her dress and gloves got a nice dose of Glamour Dust and Diamond Stickles. The design paper is "My Mind's Eye Blush Lost and Found Two". I love that it had both red and pink to match the colors in my image and a vintage look. I added some Snow Tex to the "frosting" on her cupcake, too! 
    The dp is distresed with both Brushed Courduroy and Tattered Rose distress inks with the distress tool.  I love to add Brushed Courduroy over my color inks to tweak the colors. I shaded around the image with Pebbles Iridescent chalks and included some pinks in the "blue sky" around her. Rolled Roses, white metal corner and ribbon from LLC.  The little cupcake is a button from Michaels (with the shank removed) and the pearls are from my stash. Oval Dies are from Spellbinders.  Here is another look at this sweetie...

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day, and thanks always for leaving your kind comments! 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ribbon or Twine -A Creative Romance Challenge

     Happy Wednesday... yes, I am a few days late for my challenge post for A Creative Romance challenge blog.. I have had some "life" issues to deal with and thankfully, all has ended well, so I am back crafting and visiting your blogs! My"Chic Crafters" teammates have selected Ribbon or Twine as our challenge.  The challenge will run from now until July 14th, so hopefully we will see your creations entered! The sponsor for this challenge is THE RIBBON GIRL! 


    For my entry, I am using a digi stamp I stumbled upon in a new ETSY shop. This adorable image is called "Abi Ballerina" by Wendy Burns Designs.  I was just smitten by Wendy's images the first time I saw them and I just had to buy this little ballerina... and a few other stamps by Wendy as well!  It made me realize all the more, with all the controversy going on about illegally sharing stamped and digi images on the internet, Pinterest or social networks, how important it is to support our artists by buying directly from them or the stores that distribute their images. If our talented artists cannot afford to continue to create the images we love to color, we will not be able to create our cards and projects with their unique designs...Let's continue to support our artists and let others know to do the same!  'Nuf said!    
     Abi Ballerina is colored with copic markers and embellished with Diamond Stickles and lots of Shabby White/Gold Glitter Frantage.
     The design papers are taken from an old 6x6 inch paper pad from Imaginisce called "Enchanted".  I do not know if anyone has it available anymore but I am sorry I did not get more when I got it!  The die cut is a Marianne Doily die. I computer generated the sentiment (a Hopi Indian saying) that I found on the internet, but I used a font from DaFonts called "Pea Noodle's Girlfriends" which you can download free HERE. It fit the theme of the card well. I have a PINTEREST BOARD HERE that features lots of fonts if you are interesting in adding them to your computer. You find the font you want, click "download",  (I save it to my desktop), then right-click on the icon on your desktop and select "install". It installs right into your word processing program and becomes part of it so you can select it as you do any type of font!
     The flowers and heart pearls are from WOC, the white metal corner is from LLC but I added some "Bridal Tinsel" embossing powder to give it some sparkle.  The pink and white gingham ribbon bow (challenge theme) amid the flowers is from my stash.  Here is a close up of this pretty ballerina...
         I hope you are inspired to join our "Ribbon or Twine" challenge. Please visit the blog to see what the rest of the "Chic Crafters" design team has created to inspire you! Have a great day.  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenges - Inspired by Colors in Picture
Songbird Challenges- Ribbon
The Outlawz- Color Challenge
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Pink and White
Digi Makeover Challenge- Anything Goes
Marker Pop Challenge- Anything Goes
The Crafting Muskateers- Ribbons and Pearls
Oozak- Anything Goes with a Girly Theme
Paper Creator's Crafts- Think Pink
Totally Gorjuss- Anything Goes with Circles
The Ribbon Girls- Add a Bow
Penny's Paper Crafty- Pink
Crafting for all Seasons- Bingo, Pearls/Digi/Flowers



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Feline Playful is now "Paper Playful"

   Hi, Happy Tuesday. Just popping by to share the news.. Feline Playful, the blog whose loyal volunteers have faithfully and painstakingly listed all the wonderful challenges we love to enter and win, has CHANGED ITS NAME AND LOCATION.  Thought I would share for those of you who do not know... the NEW BLOG is now called PAPER PLAYFUL.
Paper Playful

You may want to note the new link as the old gmail account address will  be going away:
 http://paperplayful.blogspot.com/

Additionally, here is the html code that will get you the beautiful badge I have on my sidebar now so that we can all share the news!

Here is the code for our new HTML badge for your add-a-gadget:
 <div align="center"><a href="http://paperplayful.blogspot.com//" title="Paper Playful"><img src="http://www.prl-images.com/images/custom_projects/badges/PaperPlayful-badge.png" alt="Paper Playful" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

While you are there, BECOME A FOLLOWER too by adding your email address to the followers link. I know we are all very indebted to the efforts of all the volunteers who work so hard to promote our blogs and therefore our creations as well as listing the numerous winners each day.  I hope you join me in visiting the new blog to say a huge "thank you" for their efforts!  Have a great day!
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