Dare to Dream

For this project, my daughter rolled the dice and selected a stamp an older stamp from the shelves. Literally, we have two dice that help us pick from my stash and use some of my old favorites. This one is Dare to Dream by Whiff of Joy.

This was daughter #1. We colored side by side and she chose the papers then colors. It was fun and she is learning a lot with the Copic markers. I suppose this means I have to share them more often.
She chose to keep to just the coloring but I proceeded to make a quick card out of mine using the paper she chose and a few embellishments to round it out.

Here are the supplies used on my card:

Papers:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
WeR Memory Keepers North Pole

Stamp:
Dare to Dream by Whiff of Joy

Copic Colors:
BG10, 11, B12, BG72
C1, 3, BV23
E71, 74, 77, 79
E31, 30, 000, RV95, RV12
R22, 46
YG21, 23, 67

Beary Big Hugs

This was another coloring session with my 2nd daughter and she decided to make a bookmark with this Elisabeth Bell stamp, Beary Big Hugs. Mine is on the left and hers is on the right. She was working on blending with the Copic markers and I think she did an awesome job!

These are the Copic colors I used:
BV23, N0, 2, 3, 5
E30, 31, 35, 37
BG11, 72, C5
E40, 41
E000, 30, 31, R12
YR30, 31, 23, 24, Y21
RV11, R32, 43

Stamp:
Belles ‘n Whistles E. Bell Beary Big Hugs

Papers:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
WeR Memory Keepers Harvest

Kaydance

Good morning.. er, um afternoon by now!  LOL  I’m mentally exhausted from filing the taxes this year but so proud I didn’t go for another extension!  That usually means I put it off until the next deadline so this year it will be nice that it won’t be looming in the back of my mind.  (Deep sigh!)  However, I still have about 4 more weeks of school until I can really breath.  Just keep swimming!

The image I used on this project is Kaydance from Whimsy Stamps.  This little girl was drawn by Elisabeth Bell and is always a favorite style since I have three girls of my own.  I thought this one was perfect to use since we live in Texas!  However, next time I color it, instead of grass I want to color a cactus like Chris did HERE.

Well, I guess it’s time for me to get back to studying – my break time is over.  Hope you’ve enjoyed this little bit of inspiration and have a great mid-week!

Confirmand Melinda

The challenge this go around over at Make it Colorful is to “Color White” and even though I’m in the midst of coloring Christmas cards, I wanted to color something other than snow. So the image I’ve selected is Confirmand Melinda from Whiff of Joy and I’ve kept the card one layered and simple.


The border idea was inspiration taken from Deconstructing Jen as she always has the best one layer cards! To recreate the idea, I used a black pen to draw the border. Then I’ve placed a chippies in the upper corner and a Whiff of Joy miscellaneous sentiment in the lower corner. I also did a little bit of shading on the inside border to give it more interest.


For the white challenge, I used three different tones to create the white. The dress uses E40, E41 and E42 to create an antique look; the wings were colored with T3, T2 and T0 for a soft pure look; and finally the background has W2, W1, W0 and W00 to help “ground” it to the card. It was a fun to concentrate on the coloring this time than the card making. 😀 Make sure you come back later today as I’ll have another project up!

Peppermint as Red Riding Hood

Welcome to another challenge day at Little Miss Muffet Challenges where our theme for this fortnight is “Summer!” There is also a DT Call going on… so if you like Little Miss Muffet Stamps then head on over to submit an entry! Challenge and DT Call closes on Tuesday, August 2nd.


On my project I used “Peppermint as Red Riding Hood” from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Spring Meadow from Whiff of Joy. What? I know, can you believe I didn’t use a Make it Crafty background this time!! But don’t worry, I made up for it with the chippies. ;D Plus I’ve got to get *some* mileage out of the Spring Kit before it collects too much dust. LOL


I think the papers are Sugar Rish from Basic Gray and the twill ribbon and pearls are from Stampin’ Up. I had this image colored up a while ago and so it was fun to be able to grab something and create a page in my journal right away. Although I did have to pause to color the background – but that wasn’t so bad.


I love the deep reds I was able to get with the hood. Usually reds show up too bright on film so this is a new combination I tried out. I starts with the expected reds, R22, R24, and R27, but then I jumped down and used R46 and R59 to darken it up. Another combination I find successful is R21, R14, R24, R37, R46 and R59.


I also used a new combination with the lighter color greens in the background – this time I used G40, G82, G85 and G99 which I like better than the G20s range.

I’d like to enter into the following challenges:
Scrapalicious USA Challenge #12 – anything summer
Flutter By Wednesday’s #163 – open theme
Craft-room Challenge – butterflies (just for fun)
Deep Ocean Challenge #4 – ribbons
Simon Says Stamp – newspaper (framing background image)

Hope you’ve enjoyed this page in the summer journal and come on over to check out the other girl’s inspiration for the Summer challenge!

Kids’ Creations

My kids love to create along side of me and have really gotten into the spirit of challenges! They like to follow along in my footsteps and often ask what the challenge I’m making a specific card for. ;D So here are a few of their creations that they wanted to show off…

Lydia’s Tropical Island

Make it Colourful Challenge #22 Blues
Stamp: Palm Trees (MiC)

Cassandra’s Beach Girl

Little Miss Muffet Stamps – New Releases
Stamp: Coriander (LMMS)

Lydia’s Gifts

Stamp: Sled Packed with Gifts (WoJ)
Lydia’s Magic Coloring

I am amazed at the results of this coloring! Tilda is colored with “kids markers” but only three days later Coriander is colored with my “magic markers”… aka Copic markers! I can see her technique changed and her color choices are better – they really are magic!

Lydia’s Garden Fairy

Stamp: Pergamano Fairy (P)

Lydia’s Agent Cupcake

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #11
Stamp: Agent Cupcake (LMMS)

Cassandra’s Bumble Family

Tiddly Inks Challenge #54 (one layer)
Stamps: Double Trouble Bears, Father Bumble Bear, Mothers Day and Whaz Up or Down (TI)

Cassandra’s Hay Diddle Diddle

Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge #11
Stamp: Jumping Bessie (LMMS)

Dare to Dream

I finally got around to working with the new Spring Kit from Whiff of Joy featuring Elisabeth Bell stamps and I used Dare to Dream on this card. I saw a card in a magazine that displayed a picture frame using an embossed metal sheet with a monogram. I thought that would be a perfect idea for a card and that’s how I came up with this one. The DT Call challenge was to make these fun flowers.


Challenge: Whiff of Joy Guest DT Call
Challenge: Whiff of Joy Challenge #100 (anything goes)
Challenge: Stamps R Us Celebrate Spring Challenge
Challenge: The Shabby Tea Room Week #54

(BINGO: gems, flowers, diecuts [leaves])

Challenge: Paper Sundaes Challenge #61 (embossing)
Main Stamp:
Dare to Dream (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Stella and Rose Hattie (MME)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Leafy Branch
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R12, R14
-hair: E35, YR20, YR21, YR23
-clothes: BG11, BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78
-other: R12, R14, G24, G28

Did you know? Leave It to Beaver was a 1950s and 1960s family-oriented American television situation comedy about an inquisitive but often naïve boy named Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (portrayed by Jerry Mathers) and his adventures at home, in school, and around his suburban neighborhood. The show also starred Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont as Beaver’s parents, June and Ward Cleaver, and Tony Dow as Beaver’s brother Wally. The show has attained an iconic status in the United States, with the Cleavers exemplifying the idealized suburban family of the mid-twentieth century.
[Leave It to Beaver, Wikipedia.org]

Update: I was the selected winner at Paper Sundaes for this challenge!

Tania Baking

I found these large tags on my last shopping spree and they are the perfect size for a few of my settlements. I originally colored this adorable girl for the kitchen scene posted on Monday but forgot to check the scale and discovered she was too tall. So with her already colored this was a quick card to make.


Challenge: Belles ‘n Whistles Challenges (white, pink, red)
Challenge: Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge #20 (anything goes)
Challenge: Delicious Doodles Challenge #15 (my card)
Main Stamp:
Tania Baking (BnW)
Patterned Paper: Olivia (BG)
Metal Die: Magnolia DooHickey Cherry Lace
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R11
-hair: E41, E42, E43, E44
-clothes: G99, G82, G40, B99, B97, B93, B91, E42, E41, E40, C1, C3, R11, R12, R14

Did you know? A diacritic is an ancillary glyph added to a letter, or basic glyph. The main use of diacritics in the Latin alphabet is to change the sound value of the letter to which they are added. Examples from English are the diaeresis in naïve and Noël, which show that the vowel with the diaeresis mark is pronounced separately from the preceding vowel; the acute and grave ‘accents’, which indicate that a final vowel is to be pronounced, as in saké and poetic breathèd, and the cedilla under the “c” in the loaned French word façade, which shows it is pronounced /s/ rather than /k/.
[Diacritic, Wikipedia.org]

Baking with Nana

Welcome to Grandma’s kitchen where she’s always happy to make you a batch of goodness while sharing stores. ;D I made this card using Baking with Nana from Belles ‘n Whistles and the Kitchen Isle and Kitchen Wall set from Make it Crafty.


I made this card for Challenge #9 at Make it Colourful where the theme is to color shine. I attempted to the color the kitchen first starting with the stainless steel elements. The smaller areas were easy but I it became difficult on the larger areas, such as the refrigerator.


The kitchen set comes with the two images separated which makes it versitle. I chose to use them independently then to create a flap for the card on the front so the isle could be moved. The flap was attached with a strip of folded paper and can open all the way.


Here’s the inside of the card with the flap open which shows the back wall of the kitchen and Grandma cooking. The tag is large enough to write a small sentiment or a card can be attached to the back for more writing.


Here’s one last view showing just the front part of the card/flap in the open position. The Prima flower was colored with Copic markers and the Make it Crafty laser cut swirls are covered with Liquid Pearls.


DT Challenge: Make it Colourful – Challenge #9 (color shine)
Challenge: C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #92 (Mother’s Day)
Challenge: CCEE Stampers – Challenge #1109 (swirls)
Challenge: Colour Create Challenge #65 (pink, green, orange)
Challenge: Southern Girls Challenge #13 (brads, gems, dewdrops)
Main Stamp:
Baking with Nana (BnW) and Kitchen Set (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Chipboard: Frame Corner Flourishes (MiC)
Copic Colors:
C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7 9, W1, W3, W4, W6, W8, G99, G82, G40, B99, B97, B93, B91, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, B00, B0000, YR21, YR68, R11, R12, R14

Did you know? A schooner is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts with the forward mast being no taller than the rear masts. According to the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the first vessel called a schooner was built by builder Andrew Robinson and launched in 1713 from Gloucester, Massachusetts. Legend has it that the name was the result of a spectator exclaiming “Oh how she scoons”, scoon being similar to scon, a Scots word meaning to skip along the surface of the water. Robinson replied, “A schooner let her be.” According to Walter William Skeat, the term schooner comes from scoon, while the sch spelling comes from the later adoption of the Dutch and German spellings (“Schoner”).
[Schooner, Wikipedia.org]

Sweet Love

Welcome to the 2nd Challenge at Make it Colourful and this week’s challenge is to use red!
I made this card using an Elisabeth Bell stamp Sweet Love from Belles ‘n Whistles and behind it Lovers Pavilion from Make It Crafty. I used lots of reds and pinks to accent this Valentines card.


Here’s another view of the gorgeous pavilion which was so much fun to color. This was my second time working on the image and I think it turned out so much better. I like the blue sky without the clouds and the white pavilion is more romantic with this card.


DT Challenge: Make it Colourful – Challenge #2 (Use red)
Challenge: Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – Challenge #8 (Love)
Challenge: Woodware USA – Challenge #9 (Hearts)
Challenge: Scrap-Creations – Challenge #11 (Love)
Main Stamp:
Sweet Love (BnW) and Lover’s Pavilion (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Copic Colors:
W1, W2, W4, C1, C3, B0000, B00, YG25, YG17, YG03, YG01, YG93, YG95, YG97, G20, G24, G28, R32, R35, R37, R39, Y32, Y38, BG00, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG01, R20, R21, R22, R24, W6, B91, B93, B97, E42, E44, E49, E000, E00, E11, R21

Did you know? There are about 2,500 species of cicada around the world and they exist on all continents except Antarctica. Some cicadas produce sounds up to 120 dB “at close range”, among the loudest of all insect-produced sounds. The name is a direct derivation of the Latin cicada, meaning “buzzer”. They live underground as nymphs for most of their lives and emerge only when adults, which in some species is every 13 or 17 years.
[Cicada, Wikipedia.org]