Monday, March 31, 2008

Using Prismacolor Markers and Ink

So I have purchased a couple of Prismacolor markers and have found that they make my stamped images bleed. I did a little comparison using the 3 different ink pads that I already had. Dew Drop Brilliance in Graphite Black (top image), Stampin up Classic in Black (middle image) and Stazon in Jet Black (bottom image).

I did 4 tests, 5, 10, and then 30 minutes after stamping the image and then the last one I left for overnight (about 12 hours). I hate to say this but, Stampin Up's classic pad was the worth for all time tests. Stazon was the same for every test, bleed. And the winner but only in the category of "overnight" was the Dew Drop. I know I don't have the patience to wait over night to be able finish a project. So my Question to all of you is, what are you using with your Prismacolor or Copics Markers?

PS Sorry the picture is not that great.

Enjoy & TFL

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #41

I just love this little monkey from C.C. Designs, if you would like to indulge a little they can be purchased at All That Scraps.

I am thinking about investing in nestabilities, what are your girls thoughts, are they worth it. I wish they would come out with die for the Cuttlebug! I will keep thinking about it, as they are very pricey and if you know me, I would need all the sizes!!! I will be heading down to the States in the summer for a week, I was thinking about getting them down there. I was looking on-line and I saw that you can get them at Jo-Anne's and they except Michael's coupons. But knowing my luck, they would be all sold out. What to do, be impatience and impulse buy or wait and take the chance?

Stamps: C.C. Designs
Cardstock: Shimmery White - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU, Berry Bliss DP - SU
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Corner rounded, piercing tool, scor-pal

Enjoy & TFL

Friday, March 28, 2008

Gift card holders!!!! These are Fantastic!!!

I found this wonderful Tutorial on one of the blogs that I visit, Paper Pleasing Ideas. I did a little modification on this one because my Father wanted me to make one that had 2 holders instead of one. It looks like one whole piece but it is not. I did the scoring and the had to add in the front and back pieces. I will be making more of these for Christmas and birthday's this year. They are just the right size to keep the whole card in a wallet or purse.

This is another one that I did when I first found the Tutorial. I thought the DP would be perfect for a shopping gift card.

Stamps: C.C. Designs, Good Egg sentiment
Cardstock: Purely Pomegrante - SU, Soft Sky - SU, K & Company DP
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Scallop Punch - SU, Watercolor crayons - SU

Enjoy & TFL

Thursday, March 27, 2008

CC157 Basic Pomegranate & TLC 161 Flap Fold Cards

Don't you just love this color combo. It is stunning!!! And this little Flap fold card is wonderful. You could even make this into a gift card holder as well. Yup, I used my new Always - SU set again, I like it just as much as Garden Whimsy. In the instructions from Scor-pal it said to use Basicgrey Magnetic snap closures, I didn't have any of those but I did have these little Velcro's. And they worked great!!! I stamped the bird with versa mark and then embossed it with black powder. I think it turned out amazing. The image just pops off the paper.

Stamps: Always
Cardstock: Basic Black - SU, Basic Grey - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU
Ink: Black and versa mark
Accessories: embossing powder, Velcro, corner rounder, ribbon

Enjoy & TFL

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

CC159 Whisper Soft Grey & TLC160 The Negative Effect

I combined both of these challenges together. I got my order from Stampin-up and had to play with the Hodgepodge Hardware and of course Always stamp set. I love how this card turned out. The negative effect with your cuttlebug is so cool. I always show my creations to my other half to see what his opinion is. He comment was "Wow, that is cool paper, where did you get that". Well honey, I made it!!!! I have actually tried this before, but I found that I couldn't get very good coverage on the folder, I've Got It use your brayer!!! Perfect!! It works great, go figure.

Stamps: Always
Cardstock: Soft Sky - SU, Basic Grey - SU, Shimmery White - SU
Ink: Basic Grey, Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug w/folder, corner rounder punch, hodgepodge hardware

Enjoy & TFL

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #40

Isn't Tweet super cute. This is from a new set that I got from Pinkcat Studios. I just love all of their stamps. I did a very small change on the 2nd one, Why you ask? Well, I was playing with my new Prismacolor premier marker 10% grey and messed it up, then I decided to run a black marker around the white circle and slipped and made a big mark on it, so I moved the circle down so the ribbon would cover it. Which left a void on the card, the photo corners fixed it...... kinda.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what ink to use with the Prismacolor markers that will stop the bleeding?

Stamps: Tweet Plate 1
Cardstock: Groovy Guava - SU, Black - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU, Soft sky DP - SU
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Ribbon, Bling, Creative memories cutters for circles, watercolor crayons - SU

Enjoy & TFL

LSC159 - Tool Free

Well, here is my first 2 cards made with my new Pink Cat Studio set. Really the only difference between the 2 cards are, the ribbon on the one and the orientation. I love all things dogs, as I am sure most of you already know. And yes I have order the new dog sets from HannaStamps as well. I am SO excited about getting those as well.

So, what I was "trying" to do was make the card background look like a salon. Yup, I failed!!! hehehe. I added the ribbon on the 2nd one thinking it would be the awning, looks OK, except it was super hard to stamp on the ribbon!!! Oh well.

Stamps: Pink Cat Studios - Dog Plate #1
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink - SU, Chocolate Chip - SU, SEI DP
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Bling, Ribbon, Watercolor Crayons - SU

Enjoy & TFS

Monday, March 24, 2008

BSC18 & WT152 Going Dotty

Purple, Purple and more Purple Dots!!! This card is very loud!!! But it has a Bella on it, that makes is all better. Hehehe. Actually I really don't like this card at all, but thought I would share.

I did 2 challenges in one with this one. On the card base I heat embossed the dots. I was going to just Versa Mark, but I didn't think it showed the dots enough!

Stamps: Giftabella w/hat - Stamping Bella
CardStock: Tempting Torquise - SU, Pale Plum - SU, Orchid Opulence - SU, Shimmery White - SU, K&Company DP
Ink: Stazon, Orchid Opulence - SU, Versa Mark
Accessories: Embossing Powder - Clear, Bling

Enjoy & TFL

Saturday, March 22, 2008

BCS19 & Tent Topper

This is the first time I have done a Tent Topper. I think it is a perfect solution to the tall stamped images. And the best thing about these, you don't need a different sized envelope for it. It still fits in a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.!!

For the scalloped edge on the bottom, I cut the DP the size that I wanted then lined up the DP to the bottom edge on the card base, then used the corner rounded and punched through both layers of paper. That way your scallop is the same on both layers!!!

A little tip: The base of the card is 4 1/4 square. Once I was finished the Bella layer, I took another 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card and just lined up the card and the added the Topper to make sure it would be the right size.

Stamps: Flowabella - Stamping Bella
Cardstock: Pretty in pink - SU, So Saffron - SU, K&Company DP
Ink: Stazon, Pink Passion for sentiment
Accessories: Ribbon, Corner rounder

Enjoy & TFL

Friday, March 21, 2008

C.C. Designs Contest

Hello Everyone, are you all willing to help me out? I entered a contest at All that Scraps and now I need you all to vote for my card. There is just one step that you need to do, that is make a user profile (I think). Then Vote for my card. You have seen it here on my blog. The card title is Monkey Love and my user name is Pharrohs.

Let the Voting Begin!!!

Thanks Everyone

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter Chipboard Coaster Boxes.

I made these Coaster Boxes for the Family. As kids growing up, we always had Easter Baskets! I remember being so excited about them, same a stocking on Christmas morning.

I really enjoy altering things, and when I found the tutorial to make these, I printed it off and started that second and made 4 of them. I think they are a great idea. Plus afterward the recipient can use the box as a pen holder. I also paper pieced the egg shell on the Chick. Sorry about the horrible picture!!!

Tip: I made a template from a coaster for future reference. That way you don't have to figure out where to punch the hole on each coaster every time.

Stamps: Good Egg, A - SU
Cardstock: So Saffron - SU, Mellow Moss - SU, Pale Plum, DP = K&Company
Ink: Stazon, Pale Plum - SU
Accessories: Ribbon, Creative Memories Oval cutting system, and all the tools from the tutorial.

Enjoy & TFL

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

HSNBC Hanna Stamps Note Box Challenge

On Thursday the 13th, Hanna Stamps released 5 new sets. They were putting on a Challenge to win a Copic marker set. Well, I had every intension to post the boxes I made before the deadline, well it didn't happen because of the time difference. But I am still going to share what I made with you all!! I don't think they would have won anyway, plus I felt bad that I was going to enter a contest for a Stamp company and not even use their stamps. I am still waiting for my orders. Shipping takes so long, cause I live in Canada. This is me pouting :-( hehehehe

This was super easy to make. They are great little gift boxes to give. The cards are 3x3. The template for the boxes can be found HERE.

Stamps: Tags so Much - SU, A Good Egg - SU
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip - SU, Bashful Blue - SU, So Saffron - SU
Ink: Stazon, Bordering Blue - SU
Accessories: Regal Rose Ribbon - SU, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop corner Rounder.

Enjoy & TFL

Monday, March 17, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #39

Is this springy enough for everyone? I thought it was super cute, when I was "planning" it. Now that I have looked at it a day later, OMG there is a lot going on. Hehehehe. I think it would have been much nicer without the background layer. But I love this paper from K&Company, it is already glittered for you!!!

On the chocolate chip layer, I didn't pierce the paper, I just used a white pen. Then for the Egg part of the Chick, I paper Pieced that part. I have been seeing alot of this lately, and it works great.

Stamps: A good egg - SU
Paper: K&Company DP Sparkly Sweet, Chocolate Chip - SU, So Saffron - SU, Bashful Blue - SU
Ink: Stazon, Pale Plum - SU
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Corner rounder, Ribbon, white gel pen.

Enjoy & TFL

Sunday, March 16, 2008

CC156 - Wild Pamegranates

I took the idea for this card from one of Beate's cards. Do you like my new corner rounder punch? Isn't it cute.

I really do like this colors together. They just make you happy looking at them.

As you will see in my next few postings, I am really liking So Saffron, it fits the "spring" color pallet very well.

Stamps: Simply Said
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU, So Saffron, Cutie Pie DP - SU.
Ink: So Saffron - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU
Accessories: punches = scalloped corner rounder, Scallop, mini scallop, circle, photo corner, ticket corner, Brads.

Enjoy & TFL

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bella Sketch Challenge #17

This is the first time I have done a Bella Sketch Challenge from SCS. What a great idea! You could have a hundred different challenges to do a day. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with them all. I started with the DP and Bella on this one. I am on a Wild Wasabi kick right now. Not sure if you can tell by the picture, but I layered a white shear ribbon and then the green one.

I stamped out a bunch of bella images from my Moms and my collection and did a little swap between us. What a great way to get the images without investing in the stamp.

Does any one else do this?

Stamps: CosmoBella - StampingBella
Cardstock: DP is DCWV - All dressed up, Softsky - SU, Wild Wasabi - SU, Black - SU
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Ticket corner punch - SU, Ribbon, Bling

Enjoy & TFL

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Just Hanging Around......SC166

When I saw this challenge I know I had to use my new set from C.C. designs Rubber Stamps. To indulge yourself please visit All That Scraps. I think all the sets are super cute. My favorite animals are Dogs, penguins and Monkeys. I have always been fascinated with them. When I saw this set, I HAD TO HAVE IT!!!.

I started with the DP and then matched the other colors to it. I seem to do that most of the time. On the piece of Wild Wasabi, I scored it at 1/4' increments to mimic the veins on a banana leaf.

Stamps: C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps - Monkey Love
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate - SU, Wild Wasabi - SU, Barely Banana - SU, Kraft - SU, White - SU, DP is Colorbok scrap pack that I picked up in Sandpoint at the Walmart.
Ink: Stazon, Wild Wasabi - SU
Accessories: Scor-pal, Circle Scallop - SU, Photo Corner - SU, Corner scallop corner punches, watercolor crayons - SU, Bling

Enjoy & TFL

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

How many colors can you get.

Ok, as you can see I am super bad at these things. Put a timer on me and I am done. Let me know how you do. I am interested to see.!!!!


Garden Whimsey VS All The Best

As I was making Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #38, I did this one too. I don't think it matched the sketch, but wanted to share. I normally like to do 2 cards at the same time. We have had pretty nice weather this last week, so I seem to making more springy stuff.

Stamps: So Very - SU, All the Best - SU
Cardstock: Black - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU, Soft Sky - SU, Blush - Basicgrey, Shimmery White - SU
Ink: Always Artichoke - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds

Enjoy & TFL

Stamping on Candles.....but not really!!

I have been wanting to try this technique for a long time. I was at Ikea with my friend Joyce on the weekend and came across a 4 pack of these candle for $1.99. What better time to try!!!

I referenced to SCS for the Tutorial.

This really was super easy. My brother was over at the house and he really like it for his girlfriend. So I made another one in less then 5 minutes. I will be making more of these!!!

Stamps: Kanji - SU
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: hemp cord, Asian coin, tissue paper (the kind you use for presents)

Enjoy & TFL

Monday, March 10, 2008

Limited Sketch Challenge #157 - SCS

I love doing Acetate Cards. The only problem with them is they don't photograph very well at all. Sorry about the bad picture, but I am sure you get the idea though.

This challenge was to make a card by only using 1 (one) flower stamp, no DP, no cuttlebug, and no background stamps. I went with the acetate card as the showcase a main image very well.

Stamps: Delight in Life - SU
Cardstock: acetate, Chocolate Chip - SU, Pretty in Pink - SU
Ink: Pretty in Pink - SU, Barely Banana - SU, Stazon Cotton White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamond - SU

Enjoy & TFL

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #38

OK, so I spent last night and part of today "creating". I always try and do Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. This is what I can up with. I seem to keep going back to the set All the Best - SU. Isn't the brad to die for. They are from K & C Company. They are just too pretty. I know I have a hard time using things that are too pretty. Don't want to "waste" them. Yes, I am a little bit of a hoarder with my craft things.

Stamps: So Very - SU, All the Best - SU
Cardstock: Black - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU, Soft Sky - SU, Blush - Basicgrey
Ink: Always Artichoke - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU
Accessories: Brads - K & C Company, Fabric Flowers - Amanda Blu.

Enjoy & TFL

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


I just wanted to drop a quick line to everyone that visits my blog. I am sorry that I have not posted this week. I have been busy creating and not posting. I just got my order from Pink Cat Studio's and now I am making "just because" cards for my friends that are dog lovers. This is the set that I got.
There are many more that I would like to get, just need to pace myself. (darn bank account wont let me spend, spend, spend). I am also waiting for the new release on MFT (My favorite Things) They are announcing a new set tonight.
My friend Heather is coming over tomorrow night, I am doing her Wedding Invitations. This is my present to Her and Kenny. Kenny is my brother's best friend since High School. I can't wait to get started on them!!!
I hope everyone has a great night.. TFL

Sunday, March 2, 2008

"Friends" WSC37

I am really loving all DP by basicgrey. They have so much choice for colors and designs. This is what I can up with for Beate's challenge for the weekend. This one was nice and quick. I used the corner rounder for the scalloped edge (again), and paper pierced. I know so can't really tell by the picture, but I stamped the sentiment on the DP.

Stamps: Love Ya Bunches - SU, Simply Said - SU
Cardstock: basicgrey DP, pretty in pink - SU, Bashful Blue - SU, Mellow Moss - SU
Ink: Stazon jet black, Bashful Blue - SU
Accessories: Watercolor crayons - SU, mat pack - SU, bling (Michael's)

Enjoy & TFL
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