Monday, March 25, 2013

Tim Holtz Twelve Tags of 2013

Hello!  I have been wanting to participate in the Tim Holtz  Twelve Tags of 2013 for a while now.  His blog is always so inspiring.  Those of you that watch me on you tube (user name: stampyra) know that I have a rather large collection of Tim Holtz products.  So, I've decided that I have no excuse not to play along with this challenge.  I made a similar, yet different tag to the one he posted for March.  I made the flower using a cut file on my Silhouette Cameo & a small punch for the center.  I think everything else is rather straight forward, but you never know. Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks,  JIL

STAMPS: Tim Holtz Papillon Set, Happy Easter Craftsmart Stamp
INK: Coffee Archival Ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Shell Pink Alcohol Ink, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink & Stain, Bundled Sage Distress Ink & Stain, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink & Stain
PAPER: Craft, Yellow, Green & Dark BrownRecollections Cardstock, Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper Stash
MISC.: Flower Cut File Silhouette Cameo, Tim Holtz Reinforcers, K& Co. Flora & Fauna Egg, Recollections Pearl Brad,Seam Binding, Recollections Sticky Lace, Studio Calico Wood Butterfly, Recollections Irridescent Rhinestones, Little Yellow Bicycle Tiny Clothes Pins, Tim Holtz Dies-Easter Elements, Tag & Bookplate, Stylized Labels 


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I'm wearing green & ready for a fun day.  Our favorite pub always has something great going on to celebrate being Irish.  We plan to spend a large part of the day there enjoying the live entertainment they have.  I finally finished my House Mouse card for today.  I decided to make a pop-up card with multiple layers.  After I designed it & got all the measurements correct, I cut everything out.  Then I thought to myself that I could make a cut file for pop-up's on my Silhouette.  Next time...

This card has a double purpose.  I made it for St. Patrick's Day & the House Mouse & Friends challenge # HMFMC140.  It's ribbon & pearls this week.  All of the images are colored with my Spectrum Noir's.  It's the first time I've used my Spectrum's on my beloved mice & they are sooo vibrant.  I have mostly older House Mouse images from Stampa Rosa & very few of them are labeled with anything but a number. Sorry about that.  Here are the colors I used: Faces TN1 TN2 PP2, Maxwell TN6 TN8, Amanda TN3 TN5, Monica GG1 GG2 GG3, Clovers JG1, Flowers PL1 Pl2


PAPER:  CryogenWhite, Recollections Hunter Green & Ivory, Making Memories Fresh Anthology

INK:  Jet Black Archival, Library Green Archival, Pilot Medium Tip Gold Paint Pen, Bundled Sage Distress, Shabby Shutters Distress, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

STAMPS: Studio G St. Patrick's day set, Hero Arts Background, House Mouse Upside down, Mudpie Munch, Oh Happy Day!, 26 & 114

MISC.: Queen & Co. Peals, Flat Back Peals, Tim Holtz Ticket Strip Die, Iam Roses Hydrangea's, I-Topper Brad Maker, Green Ribbon, Decorative Scissors Postage Edge

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tiddly Inks Clean And Simple Challenge

The challenge at Tiddly Inks is to make a clean & simple card.  As you all know, my cards are not often clean or simple.  So, I gave it a try & was happy with the results.  I think the key to clean & simple is that it is some what up to the designer.  I used the Lilli Lolita digi image from Tiddly Inks.  I wanted to do an image with some braided hair.  It was way easier than I thought it would be.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers in the following colors: Face TN2 FS4 TN3 PP2. Hair GB8 GB10 EB5, Dress & Shoes PL1 BP2 BP6.


PAPER: Cryogen White, Recollections kraft & ivory cardstock

STAMPS: Tiddly Ins kLilli Lolita Digi Image, Inkadinkado Thank You stamp

INKS:  Coffee Archival ink, Tea Dye & Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

MISC.: Cuttlebug Anna griffin & Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, Crystal Stickles, Spellbinders Labels Eleven, Martha Stewart Twine, Iam Roses S10 Flowers

Friday, March 15, 2013

Riley Color Challenge

The challenge on the Riley blog this week is a color challenge.  You needed to use the colors blue, green & yellow.  I've been trying to simplify some of my cards a bit.  I know I can add too many embelishments.  So, I went with some banners & a simpler card for this challenge.  I am loving how it turned out.

The Riley golfing image is stamper with Jet Black Archial ink onto my usual cryogen white cardstock.  I just love how it sparkles.  I know most people use the memento black with alcohol markers, but I really love the crisper image I get from Archival ink.  If you use Archival ink, be sure to heat set it before coloring or else your image will smudge.  I colored Riley with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  He is colored with the following markers: Riley TN3 TN5 TN6 TN8, Hooves & Antlers EB3, Grass DG2, Ball BG1 BG2, Club IG3


STAMPS:  Riley & Co. golfer

PAPERS:  Cryogen White Cardstock, Making Memories Fresh Anthology, K & Co. Blue Awning Specialty

INKS:  Jet Black Archival, Gathered Twigs Distress, Spectrum noir Alcohol Markers

MISC. : Spellbinders Labels 2, Martha Stewart Twine, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Stampin Up! Phote Corner Punch, Dolce thickers

I also wanted to share a picture of my son Jon bringing home his new dog last week.  We selected him from all of the needy animals at our local shelter.  His name is Sherlock holmes.  Here he is!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lucky Me!

Here is my first St. Patrick's Day card for this year.  I have one other in the works, but I may or may not finish it.  I made this one for the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge on The Greeting Farm blog.  This week is Lucky Me.  I downloaded the Lucky Anya Digi image.  I am really getting into working with digi images.  They sure free up space in my stamp room.  I keep all of the digi images on a thumb drive.

Anya was colored with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  She was printed on cryogen white paper.  I used the following colors on the image: Face TN2 FS4 TN3 PP2,  Hair GB1 GB8 CG1 CG2 DG4, Dress DG1 DG2 DG4, Clover CB1 CB3 DG4, Hat CG1 CG2 CG3


STAMPS: Lucky Anya Digi image from the Greeting Farm, Studio G Happy St. Patrick's Day Stamp Set

PAPER: Cryogen White Cardstock, Making Memories Fresh Anthology, Recollections Hunter Green Cardstock, Recollections Gold Cardstock

INK: Jet Black Archival Ink, Gathered Twig Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters Distress Reinker,  Pine Needles Distress Reinker, Wheatfield Glimmer Mist, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

MISC.:Studio G Glitter Glue, Martha Stewart  Rose Leaf Punch, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart Trellis Loop Punch, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Silhouette Cameo, Various Bead Caps, Tiny Metal Flowers, Large pearl Brad, Gold Rhinestones

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Jasmine

My niece had a birthday this week.  I made her a girly card heavy on pink with touches of purple.  I used a super cute digi image from Tiddly Inks. It's called Annabell birthday.  Of course I used my Spectrum Noir's to color the image.  I have been loving the switch from the Copic brush tip to the Spectrum Noir bullet tip. 

I am entering this card into this month's Spectrum Noir bling challenge.  As you can see, I used a bunch of different types of bling on this card.  I used the following Spectrum Noir colors: Face, TN2 TN3 PP2 FS4, Hair GB1 GB8 GB10 EB5, Dress PP3 PP4 PP5 PP6, Shoes PP3 PP4 PP5, Hat & Cake HB1 HB2 HB3, Candles CT4 OR1

Thanks for checking it out.  JIL


PAPER: Cryogen White Cardstock, Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper & sticker sheet

INKS: Jet black Archival ink, Lady bug Memento Ink, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

STAMPS: Annabell Birthday Tiddlyink's Digi Image

MISC.: Cuttlebug Flower embossing folder, felt flowers, organza flower, Purple flower brad, pink pearl brad, silver star charm, purple brad, white flower trim, Crystal Stickles, Spellbinder label die

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Steampunk Sweet & Toxic

  I really like the look of Steampunk.  I enjoy working with metal embelishments and fun things like gears.  It's fun to mix and match some of the elements.  Today's card is using Sweet & toxic from The Greeting Farm for their weekly challenge.  I used the sketch from last week's challenge & flowers for this weeks challenge.  The image is colored with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the following colors: Face TN1, TN2, PP2, FS4. Hair GB8 GB10 EB5. Shirt & Shoes TB1, TB3. Pants GG3, GG4, GG5. Thanks for stopping by,  JIL

PAPER: Cryogen White Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante, Hero Arts natural card

INKS: Jet Black Archival Ink, Coffee Archival Ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

STAMPS:  RubberStampede Splatter It Up!, The Greeting Farm Sweet & Toxic, EK Success Thinking of You Set, Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante

MISC: I Am Roses & Wild orchid Crafts paper flowers, Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears & Mini Gears, Small Metal Flower, Glossy Accents, Distress Stickles Dry Glitter