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Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Mother's Day

 My Mother is a Master Gardener- and she loves Yellow......so........


  I made this card for My Mom for Mother's Day.  I have been wanting to try stamping on Kraft cardstock, so thought I'd combine a spotlight technique as well. I used Copic Markers to color in the image. I added borders of stitching around the border of both panels. I also sponged on some Brownie Ink for depth around the outer edges of the card. I stamped the sentiment in Sand ink and cut it apart to layer the sentiment as I did.  I added some fibers to the corners for balance. This was really quick and easy to create, and I know my Mom will love it!  Because I have to mail my Mom's card- no dimensional flowers of big bows....... but I think she will enjoy my card all the same!

 I used :
A new stamp 'From the Garden'- Blossoms rubber stamp.
Inks: Memento Black Tuxedo (on sale) , SandCastles and Brownie Shades Die Inks
Copic Marker Sets from Sweet Stamps Sunshine and Victorian Green plus I outlined with W1 from Warm Shadow
To top off the color, I added a smidge of sparkle with a Lemon Spica Glitter Pen.

I hope you will join in the Mother's Day challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created 'For Mom'.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Challenges:
365 Cards -Day 57- Try a technique-Spotlight
Crafty Boots-Yellow
Incy Wincy Designs- Mother's Day
Outlawz (Monday-Greetings CHallenge) Mother's Day- and a Sentiment
Creative Inspirations Paint- Flowers
Glitter Geeks- Stitches

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, April 27, 2012

McMahon Five Designs new releases for the week are out- I was enamored by this sweet digi called Amelie by Solocosmo.  I had fun using some Washi Paper and my Copic Markers:
  I love the sweet face on this little girl. I colored her with Copic Markers. I Paper Pieced her Kimono using Washi Paper. I also used a Technique Junkies 'Dabbed Shimmers' in yellow to coordinate with the color in the Washi paper. 
  The ribbon is dyed Seam Binding. I added a Zig-Zag stitch to the border of the card.

Challenges:
Paperplay- Monochromaic and ribbon
Creative Card Crew- Ribbon
Ribbon Carousel- Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash- Starts with a B- Bow, Border die (cut up and used for corners)

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Mcmahon Five Designs New Release 4/27/12

Here are the New Releases from McMahon Five Designs for this week:

Amelie JPG and PNG

Card by: Fran


Card by: Shelly




Card by: Sue

Close Up by: Sue






Card by: Paige




Card by: Sue

Close Up by: Sue

Card by: Michelle A

Close Up by: Michelle A




For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!
Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Copic 2012 chart

 Being the visual stamper that I am, I am always making charts.  When I purchased the 2012 Copics, I downloaded the Copic Color Chart for 2012 at Sharon Harnist's blog PaperFections. The chart downloads blank aka uncolored....***

  I printed the chart on the cardstock I use most with Copics, then colored in the chart with my Copics and Spica glitter pens.  I have a Dick Blick right around the corner, so stopped in there, and put a little dot of color in all of the squares of colors I do not have- this will help with future purchases........ : )

 Since I tend to buy the same colors over and over, I took the blank chart and cut it up by color and rearranged it into A4 sections- then colored in the colors I have:
 Now, I have my Copic colors in my purse :
 I punched a hole in the top left and put a ribbon thru it.  Next, I will print another for re-inkers......

I do not know how to post a downloadable chart- but HERE is a link to the page I made for the A4 sized chart.
 I think you will just need to Right click and save as- and save to a file. If that does not work, drop me an e-mail and I will e-mail the chart to you. (  Shellymc2 at Comcast.net  ).

You can print Sharon's file on paper and rearrange it if you like- then you will have a chart personalized for your Copic collection!

Have a great day!
Shelly

****Donate Life****

Over at McMahon Five Designs, the Breast Cancer Awareness Freebie was changed to a Donate Life Freebie this month! :)

April is Donate Life Month
and most you know 
Christine from the M5D Design Team has had a 
heart transplant
so Sue made this image to bring awareness
to Organ Donation
and support her cause!

For more info on how to become an Organ Donor, click the links below!

Info Here:




Even though our emphasis is Breast Cancer Awareness,
the Ribbon stands for so many other Awareness.
Below are the 
May Awareness Ribbon Colors:

American Stroke Month (Red): 
www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3073279


Healthy Vision Month (green): 
www.healthyvision2010.nei.nih.gov/hvm

Hepatitis Awareness Month (Red & Yellow): 
www.hepb.org/advocacy/awareness_month.htm

Lupus Awareness Month (Orange or Purple): www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_newsroomawareness.aspx?articleid=1726&zoneid=62

Lyme Disease Awareness Month (Lime): 
www.lyme.org

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month (Black): 
www.aad.org/media/press/month.html

Mental Health Month (Green): 
www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may

National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (Orange): trafficsafetymarketing.gov/motorcycles/ShareTheRoad/index.cfm

National Arthritis Awareness Month (Navy): 
www.arthritis.org/arthritis-awareness-month.php

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month (Grey): 
www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=10⊂=99&cont=457

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month (Light Green): 
www.capwiz.com/celiac/home

National High Blood Pressure Education Month (Red): 
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/new/press/mayhbpmo.htm

National Neurofibromatosis Month (Green): 
www.ctf.org

National Osteoporosis Awareness Prevention Month (White): 
www.nof.org/awareness2/annual.htm

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (White): 
www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1304&Itemid=77

National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month (Purple & Yellow): 
www.NTEF-USA.Org

Sturge-Weber Awareness Month (Burgundy): 
www.sturge-weber.org/get-involved/month-of-awareness.html

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week - May 2-8 (Green): 
www.ffcmh.org/events/national-children%e2%80%99s-mental-health-awareness-week/

North American Occupational Safety and Healthy Week - May 2-8 (Green): www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh09/events.php

National Mental Health Counseling Week - May 3-7 (Green):
 www.amhca.org

Melanoma Monday - May 3 (Black): 
www.aad.org

Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 9-15 (Teal):
 www.foodallergy.org/faaw/index.html

National Alcohol and other Drug Related Birth Defects Week - May 9-15 (Pink & Blue): 
www.ncadd.org

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - May 12 (Purple): 
www.fmaware.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8639

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18 (Red): 
www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/events/hvad

World Hepatitis Day - May 19 (Red & Yellow): 
www.nvhr.org/WHD-2009.htm

Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week - May 24 – 30 (Blue): www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/rwi_prevention_week.htm

World No Tobacco Day - May 31 (Brown): 
www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en 



Gift of Life JPG, PNG and SVG

Card by: Kristine

 Card by: Sue
Close Up by: Sue




For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!
Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Stamped Frame

 This week the Sweet Stamps Challenge is Stamped Frames.
  I used the Elegant Filagree Oval stamp- ohhh isn't it pretty? I stamped the image using Versamark onto Parchment Craft Vellum.  I used Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder- my favorite! I stamped just the top corner 4 more times and embossed  for the corners of my card.  I cut the 'extra's' out with the 4-split perforating tool.

  The flowers are colored from the back using V12, V15 and YG03 Copic markers.  I then stamped my Filagree Oval frame onto white cardstock,  and cut it out just inside the first line of the frame- the white cut out is layered under the vellum to really accent the flower image in the center of the frame. I gently embossed in the centers of the gold frame edge using a soft grip stylus tool- the middle sized one- do you see the white embossed insides of the gold embossing on the frame?

  This stamp has so much dimension- the vellum goes all of the way to the purple layer. I added a little touch of gold embossing to the edge of the vellum and under layer of Orchid using a brush of the vellum along the edge with Versamark and the Queen's Gold EP again. I used the score board and added some embossing (every 1/4 inch) for texture on the Orchid cardstock. 

 Sweet Stamps sells a started kit if you love the look of the etching/embossing and Parchment crafting. Here is a great video of Stacey in action showing the Parchment work- etching, embossing, grid rubbing, piercing and more.


  I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Double Dutch Fold Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Challenges:
Paper Creations Ink- April Showers bring May Flowers
Fashionable Stamping Challenges- embossing
Stampin Sisters in Christ- Use soft Pastels
Rogue Redhead Designs- Color Inspiration


Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, April 20, 2012

Petunia

I had to chuckle when I saw this new image at McMahon Five Designs called Petunia.  I call my daughters Petunia........  So, I HAD to make a card with it!
 I colored the image with Copics and added some micro-beads in the center of the flower.  I embossed the background with a SU folder and then sprayed the background with Pearl Glimmer Mist.  I used retired Groovy Guave cardstock from SU and cut out a border using a Spellbinders frame. The gems are colored using R22 Copic markers.
 I cut into the lines of the flower to make it dimensional- here is a close-up:


Challenges:
Craft US Crazy- Flowers / Mother's Day
The Crafter's Cafe- Spring Colors
Can You Digi It?- Inspiration picture
ICopic - Spring Colors
Incy Wincy- Digi's only


Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

McMahon Five Designs 4/20 New Releases

Here are the new Releases at McMahon Five Designs this week:

Winter JPG and PNG


Card by: Sue

Close Up by: Sue

Card by: Kelly




Card by: Paige





Petunia JPG and PNG

Card by: Shelly

Close Up by: Shelly

Card by: Christine



For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!
Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sweet Stamps - Double Dutch Fold

Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is to make a card using the 'Double Dutch Fold'. You can find the tutorial (and a video) on 'how to' at Splitcoaststampers HERE.
  This is my card closed- I had so much fun making this fun card.  I used the Small Lace Fairie Queen with Angel Wing die by Cheery Lynn- it has a solid background- which is painted with Fushia Creative Inspirations Paint- and the lacey front part if the die is painted with Rose Quartz CI paint.  I mounted the butterfly on a die called Circle Multiframe- which was embossed with the Damask embossing folder.  I layered the butterfly and die onto Bo Bunny Vicki B. DSP.
  For the lower segment- I use a border die called the Ribbon Border die by Marianne Dies.  It is painted with Creative Inspirations Paint Rose Quartz. I wove ribbon through the die after coloring it with Copic E50 marker. The backing DSP is more DSP from the Vicki B pack.

When you open up the card, you have many opportunities to embellish inside. I added a sentiment for Mother's Day. The DSP is the same as on the front of the card-Vicki B from Bo Bunny. The butterflies are dies from Cheery Lynn called Mini Exotic Butterflies and are painted with Creative Inspirations paint Rose Quartz.
  The brown die on the border is the Ribbon Border Die- I used just the eyelet edge of it. It is sponged with Shades Ink Brownie.
 The pink is the full die- the brown is the die edge only.


  I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Double Dutch Fold Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion- Die Cuts/punches 
Lexi's Creations- Punches/Dies
The Squirrel and the Fox- Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts- Things with Wings
Charisma-Fancy Folds
Delightful Challenges- Use Stitching


Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Celebrate!!!

I made a fun card for a Special Lady today- a virtual card to say Happy Birthday!
  Images are all from Create with TLC, as is the digi paper. I colored the image with Copic markers and added Sakura Gelly Roll Pen highlights for shimmer. I colored the seam binding with Copic markers as well. I used SU Brilliant Blue and Confetti cardstock.
 I have to stop by Create with TLC every other day at minimum.....  I hope Paulette knows how much she is appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, April 13, 2012

Candy Sleeve- Day 5 of Michael Strong Stamps

I made a fun 'Candy' sleeve for Day 5 of the  Michael Strong Yahoo group -as the Card Captain.

  I found this tutorial on the Technique Junkies Stamping Companion CD.  It is quick and easy- ad will fit in a regular card with just a few lumps (an extra $0.20 where I live).........
 I used Confetti cardstock and stamped in brown with a background image from I Brake for Stamps- it is from the Embossing Arts line.  Next, I stamped using Hetty's Coffee Cup- masking to add a portion of the steam image. I backed the image with a coffee holder.
  And here it is with the tag out.....the tag will hold a mini candy or two, but the person I am sending this to does not eat candy...... yep- way more will power than me!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly