Monday, August 31, 2009

Clary Bookmark

So if you dont recognize this book, you dont know what you're missing. Seriously, The Mortal Instruments is worlds better than Twilight. And because Nina's really really obsessed w/ Clary and Jace, I tried making her a Clary bookmark. Anyways, this me trying my hand at freestyling. Okay so its actually called altering or whatever, but freestyling sounds neater. I altered a combination of Rain and Shine from TGF Rain Snow Shine set and added some ruins to my "Clary."

So possibly tomorrow I'll take a break from everything TGF and maybe have a Bella card instead.

Ooh, here's a closer up of the bookmark.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Rain Snow Shine Anya
Paper: Neenah white & DCWV Latte Mat Stack
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Cricut

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Anya-licious Weekend

So this has been a weekend filled with challenge postings. And I figured I might as well make it three for three. This is my card for the Farm Fresh Friday sketchie challenge on TGF forum. I'm not sure if I'm totally digging the color combo, but I wanted something a bit bolder. And I just had to use that doodlebug paper. I got it the last time I was home and havent really done anything except dool over it. And her little skirt and wings are done up in some glitter funness, but you cant really tell that from the picture.

The image is another TGF Anya, Flutter Anya. And she is just so adorable. I actually think they're all adorable but this one could've been my mascot in high school. No, not b/c I was innocent and pink with wings, but because occassionally I'd wear my hair "meatball" style like so. If Tym is reading this, she'd be the first to start yelling Meatballhead. That's her endearing nickname for me. :P

The Dets:
Image: TGF Flutter Anya
Paper: Doodlebug, SU!, Neenah
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Spica clear glitter, Smooch moonlight
Accessories: Prima Flowers, BG button, ribbon, Kaiser pearls, cuttlebug, cricut

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A {Pretty Hat} Saturday

So I made this card for the challenge on the Club Anya site. This week it's an "I wanna be just like..." challenge and they picked this super super card.

Anyway, here's my version. I inked up my new TGF's Pretty Hat Anya. I soooo love her. Not too jazzed about this color scheme, but she's really way too adorable. And of course I finally caved and bought some Prima flowers. Now I feel I must buy those jeweled brads to go on top of them. The wants never stop, the list is ever growing.

I definitely need to get some new colors for hair. All my anya's are the same blonde...

I dont think you can really tell, but in the detail shot, I threaded the hat and button with some DMC embrodery floss.

The Dets
Stamp: TGF Pretty Hat
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: MB Pear (?), Concord and Poppyfinch paper pack
Accessories: BG buttons, Prima flowers, MB pistachio jewels, DMC floss

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Late TCP Tuesday

So this week's TCP Tuesday challenge was to use the colors chocolate, sky blue and kiwi. I think I may have veered a bit from the sky blue colors b/c the pictures here are a bit more light blue-ish than the grey blue I used. But I'm going to blame it on the fact that I live in Seattle, and here "sky blue" is indeed a grey blue.

Anyway, this piece was completely inspired by Ana's Spring Picture frame. Ana was super helpful in explaining how she did it and where she got the frame. I couldnt find one quite like it but this frame fit all the necessary qualifications (that it was a cheapo find procured at the dollar store). Anyway, this is my first try. I have a few more frames to play but this color challenge was an excellent opportunity for me to actually use a frame I bought a while ago. The hubs would be sooo proud (using things I buy rather than just letting them sit there...).

The Dets
Stamps: TCP Deck the Halls
Paper: Neenah White, SU! Bordering Blue, DCWV glitter paper
Ink: Versamagic Jumbo Java, Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Green vine ribbon, snowflake punch, BG buttons, Kaiser Pearls, MB jewels, crafters thread

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rainy Day Anya

Here's another of my paper pieced Anyas from the Greeting Farm's Rain Snow Shine set. I think she's my fav of the three. She's got these uber cute anime looking eyes going for her and that jacket is way cute.

Card Dets
Stamp: The Greeting Farm Rain Snow Shine
Paper: Doodlebug, SU!
Ink: Memento Black & Copics
Accessories: Pearl stickers, MS punch, ribbon, cuttlebug swiss dots

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bellarific Friday

Okay I realize its not friday, but I wish it were. Its very very late. But I'm sitting here, waiting for Shutterfly to process my order for a free photobook. And waiting for the hubs to be done working...

So in a moment of temporary brilliance (or insanity), I've decided to post. Even though Nina was supposed to post her card and didnt. I did the card on what I should refer to as my DCWV Latte Card weekend. In which I was highly productive and made like a half dozen cards out of the same pattern paper pack. Which then turns out they all look alike. But eh...I still like them. This probably looks a bit deja vu-y. But I was doing samples of Ketto in just about the same colors and decided to mount the samples I inked up. Dont wanna be wasting precious copic ink. And her fairy wings are way tooo cute to not post. I likes her glittery wings.

The next card is another from the Greeting Farm's Hope and Grace set. I still think she's one of the most adorable images I have in my collection.

Okay...I swear I'll be back w/ the card dets later. But the hubs is sleepy and I am sooo ready for bed.

Card #1 Recipe:
Stamps: Stamping Bella Maisy Ketto and sentiment
Paper: DCWV Latte Paper Packs, SU!
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Spica Clear Glitter pen
Accessories: BG buttons, Kaiser pearl stickers, ribbon

Card #2 Recipe:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Hope and Grace
Paper: Basica Grey Eva Paper Pack, Memory Box
Ink: Memento Black and Copics
Accessories: Crafters Thread and BG buttons

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Quickie Post

Okay its really late so I'll have to come back later to fix the dets for these latest posts. Anyway here's two quickie cards I did this weekend. Broke out my fan-tabulous bella stamps and inked up my brand new Miss Anya Rain. Are they adorable????

Card #1 Details:
Stamps: Bella curly surpriseabella and sentiment
Paper: SU!, Memory Box Lagoon and Basic Grey Lemonade Paper Pack
Ink: Memento Black & Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, White Candy Dots, Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder

Card #2 Details:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Rain Snow Shine, Amuse Sentiment
Paper: Memory Box Pear (?) and Vanilla Bean, Basic Grey Porcelain Paper Pack, SU!
Ink: Memento Black & Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, BG Buttons, Memory Box Pistachio Jewel Stickers, Kaiser Pearls, Crafters Thread, Martha Stewart Punch, Fancy Square Punches

Saturday, August 22, 2009

More to come...

Quickie post...gotta run.
Card Details
Stamp: Stamping Bella BEEday Huggabugg
Paper: SU! (regal rose?), Memory Box Lagoon, Basic Grey Lemonade paper pack, Neenah White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, white pen, Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, Midori ribbon, Kaiser Pearls

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back to Hogwarts

In this week's episode of TCP Tuesday, Amy at Ink About Me had a back to school themed challenge. And while I love crayons just as much as the next girl, I seem to have bad luck with them. They break. All the time. Maybe I press too hard. Either way its extremely frustrating. Oh, and I couldnt find my crayons anyway.

So it was back to the drawing board....which turned out to be a chalkboard. And I decided to combine my two favorite things, Harry Potter and stamping. Mr. Ohashi is actually an 8th grade Math Teacher, though he'd love to be a professor at Hogwart. And of course, he is not be as evil as Umbridge. He makes students write their lines on a chalkboard and not magically on the backs of their hands.

Card Recipe
Stamps: TCP's Arrgh! Piratey
Paper - BG Lemonade pack, SU!
Ink: Memento Black, white pen, copics
Others: Ribbon and BG buttons

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Quickie Post

So this card is based off of one of the Taylor Expressions Cupcake Challenge Sketch. Its Stella from Stamping Bella. I was soooo excited to get my SB order I could hardly wait to ink them up. The sentiment's from TCP's You say its your birthday. It's a birthday card for one of my coworker's who's birthday was in July. But it was the end of July, so really I'm only two weeks late....

This next card I believe is a mojo monday sketch. A really old one. I had the image and scallop oval all done and couldnt figure out what to do w/ it. 'Lo and behold my sketch book was flipped to a page w/ an oval scallop! It was fate I'd say. Anyway this is another Stamping Bella image (and sentiment), Maisy Ketto. I totally flipped over her glittery wings. I thought they were just sooooo adorable. I love all things sparkley and couldnt resist adding some bling to the flower and her crown. Though I dont know if you can really tell in the pix. The paper I think is mostly from DCWV Latte set.

This last card is another mojo monday sketch. Can you tell, I've been obsessed w/ this paper pack. Actually it was more of a convenience thing. It was already out and I was too lazy to go find something else. Plus I'm totally digging the purple and blue colors now...

Anyway this is Greeting Farm's Mermaid Anya. Isnt she awesome? In retrospect I might've done a more watery looking paper (rather than plant life-ish) but I was being slothy. Anyways, this was a super quick card seeing as how I inked her a while ago and all I had do was cut and paste.

Oh boy...three cards in one post. I do believe that's some sort of record for me. However, the hubs got baseball twice this week so there's probably not much time for stamping much less posting. How sad.

Friday, August 7, 2009

TCP Tuesday on Friday

So it is yet another TCP Tuesday challenge. This week the hostess is Susan w/ a challenge to use any TCP cupcake or cake stamp. And the Smells like cake set was purrfect for this. The sketch is an old mojo monday sketchie that I just love. I think the paper was DCWV spring stack.