cre.a.tiv.i.ty: {kree-eh-tiv-i-tee} n. 1. the discovery of one's self

Friday, April 18, 2014

YNS Fun Friday Challenge….

Hi All, 
Here I am again posting for the wonderful Your Next Stamp and its Fun Friday Challenge time again.
This loveable little puppy is called Blossom and he is one of their digital stamps.
I started by printing him out on card stock at about 3" high and coloured the image using my Copic Markers. I love the jolly little birds dancing above his head. For the background on my coloured piece, I used the Tips and Tricks technique you can find HERE.
The complimenting background paper is from a Jack n Jill paper stack from Prisma Marketing.
All adhered to a 5" x 7" craft card stock base.
Thanks for stopping by…

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tips and Tricks with Digital Stamps

Hi All,
Over on the Your Next Stamp Blog today, I've posted a Tutorial on colouring or filling in backgrounds when using digital stamps. The Tutorial shows how I made the sky and meadow on the card I created for the April Release Blog Hop using the My Little Lamb Digital Stamp.

Friday, April 4, 2014

YNS Fun Friday Challenge...

Another challenge over at the Your Next Stamp challenge blog.
This week, I used this new digital stamp called Anna. I coloured her using my Copic Markers and stamped the sentiment in from Hand Written Sentiments-YNS
Here are the colour and sketch challenge pictures for April.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April YNS Digital New Release….

Welcome to the April YNS Digital New Release!
We are so happy to have you join us as we showcase our new images from Penny and Laurence of Omnia Desgins!!
The party begins on Anita’s Blog and guess what?!
We'll be giving away 5 digi stamps from the stops on the hop, so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to WIN!!!!
 Winners will be announced on April 4th on the YNS Blog.

For my card, I printed the My Little Lamb image from this month's release at about 3" and coloured the image using my Copic Markers. I used various masking techniques to achieve the clouds in the background and the meadow using Tim Holts Distress Inks. 
The sentiment is one of The Handwritten Sentiments cling set from Your Next Stamp. 
A very useful set. The overall size of the card is 6"

Friday, March 21, 2014

Your Next Stamp Digital Challenge….

Another Fun Friday Challenge creation.
This time I used this adorable image called Floating down the river. I printed it out and coloured it up using my copic markers again. This image was so absolutely cute I couldn't help but be inspired. The sketch and colour challenge below this month is so easy to work with because it so colourful.
The sentiment is one of YNS' Handwritten Sentiments
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wish Book...

Hi All,
This morning I had an epiphany, and thought I would run with it.
I wanted to make little booklets for my Stampin' Up customers to write their wish lists in.
I started with some discontinue paper patterned paper and ran it through my 
Card Base Pop 'n Cuts die(130099), 
folded it in half and inserted the tabs in the slits. 
In order to make the leaves to the booklets, 
I cut 5 sheets of copy paper to measure 4" x 9" and folded in half to measure 4" x 4 1/2.
This allows for 10 leaves single sided and 20 double sided. I then stapled the leaves to the cover at the spine.
I used various colours, stamps and ribbon to decorate the front cover.

Thanks again for stopping by…

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Masculine Card...

A friend asked me to make a card for his buddy's 60th birthday.
These two guys took a motorcycle trip through Africa a few years ago and that inspired the map in the background. 
I started by partially stamping the World Map background stamp in Slate Grey on a layer of Whisper White card stock. I then stamped various images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Cherry Cobbler in a random manner. The motorcycle and dust image is from the Rev It Up stamp set. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Just Sayin' and cut it out with the matching Word Bubbles framelits dies. 
All product are from Stampin' Up.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, March 7, 2014

YNS March Fun Friday Challenge...

Hi All,
Another Fun Friday Challenge over at the Your Next Stamp challenge blog.
The sketch and colour challenge are show here below.

For my project I used this cute image here called Little Sister.
I coloured her up using Copic Markers and die cut it out using a circle Nestability.
The patterned paper is The Bright Side collection from Lawn Fawn.
I also used various layering papers from Stampin' Up and layered all on kraft card stock.
The ribbon is Martha Stewart.
Thanks for stopping by…

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Your Next Stamp March Blog Hop...

Welcome to the March YNS  Your Next Stamp  Blog Hop Digital Release!
We are so happy to have you join us this month, we have 9 brand new exclusive digital images from Penny and Laurence of Omnia Designs!!
This month the hop begins on Design Team member, Bonnie's her name to get back to the beginning at any time.
We appreciate you hopping to each blog listed at the bottom of this post, just click on their picture and leave a comment on each blog to win some digital prizes!!
The winners will be announced on the YNS Blog on March 4th.

I am using the new release "Happy Day" on my card. I coloured her up using my Copic Markers in various colours. I cut out the cake from another image I printed and popped it up using foam dots.

Just for you we have a special sale going on at YNS too!
Thanks for joining us this month, just click on the pictures below to see all of my teammates and guest designers lovely cards/projects:

Friday, February 21, 2014

YNS Fun Friday...

Hi All,
Its another Fun Friday Challenge over at Your Next Stamp's Challenge blog.
Following the Sketch on their blog, 
I came up with this using one of their adorable 
This image is called Tobi with Pinwheel.
I started by printing the image at 3" in word on a laser printer and then coloured it a combination of Copic Markers along with Pencil crayon and gamsol.
I die cut it out using a circle Nestabilites die and added background colour with Tim Holts distress inks. I cut the pinwheel separately and popped it up using foam squares.
I've had this patterned paper stack Carolyn Gavin from K&Company forever.
I then layered all on to a 5 x 7 card base of pink Recollections card stock and added a bow.
Thanks for stopping by…