Pastry Girl

It’s another challenge at Lollipop Crafts and we have something in store for you – the challenge is to create a card using a single layer! This will give you lots of opportunity to work on coloring and/or embellishments. I made my card using an embossing folder frame and stamped the Pastry Girl image inside.


The paper I used was Gina K’s Pure Luxury cardstock because I didn’t want the colors to bled through. It’s not my favorite paper to use but is a necessity with single layers. Here’s another try coloring the chipboard accents by Maya Road and this time I tried black Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink. I thought it would be more pearl-ized but they turned out flat and almost a medium gray. So I covered it all up with Sticklets which was a passable compromise.


DT Challenge: Lollipop Crafts – Challenge #23 (one layer)
Challenge: InStyle Stamps – Color Challenge (ISSCC01 colors below)
Challenge: For Fun Challenges (Glitter and sparkle)
Challenge: Little Red Wagon – Challenge #64 (one layer)
Challenge: Creative Belli Blog – Challenge #109 (P:”Pure Luxury CS”)
Main Stamp:
Pastry Girl (ISS)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Herritage
Copic Colors:
-skin/hair: E000, E00, E11, E13, E25, E29
-clothes: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, W1, W2, W4, W6, W8
-other: E42, E44, E47, YG45, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, R20, R21, R22, B91, YR20, YR21, YR24

Did you know? The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven U.S. uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the military branches for its mission set. It operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during time of war. Founded on 4 August 1790, it lays claim to being the United States’ oldest continuous seagoing service. As of August 2009, the Coast Guard had approximately 42,000 men and women on active duty, 7,500 reservists, 29,000 auxiliarists, and 7,700 full-time civilian employees.
[United States Coast Guard, Wikipedia.org]

Update: Thank you Svetlana for your fun “I love your blog” award! 😀

Dance Girl

I made this card using Dance Girl from InStyle Stamps for their InSpiration Challenge. This time I used the orange and yellow glow from the pumpkins and incorporated into the background of the dancing wall. This is the third card in a serieries where I’ll combine these images and embossing folder on a white background… so more to come! The other challenge was an Anything Goes with lots of Red.


Challenge: InStyle Stamps – October InSpiration Challenge
Challenge: Dottie’s World – Anything Red Challenge
Main Stamp:
Dance Girl (IIS)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Grace’s Frame
Copic Colors:
-skin/hair/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R20, G82, E55, E57, E59
-clothes: R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
-other: E43, E44, Y35, Y38, YR16, YR18, N1, N3, N5

Did you know? Slinky or “Lazy Spring” is a toy consisting of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down and can perform a number of tricks. In 1943, Richard James, a naval mechanical engineer stationed at the William Cramp and Sons shipyards in Philadelphia, was developing springs that could support and stabilize sensitive instruments aboard ships in rough seas. James accidentally knocked one of the springs from a shelf, and watched as the spring “stepped” in a series of banana spilts, to a stack of books, to a tabletop, to the floor, where it re-coiled itself and stood upright.
[Slinky, Wikipedia.org]

Love Couple

I made this card using Love Couple by InStyle Stamps to participate in the October Color Challenge. The challenge is to create a card or project using the provided photo as the color inspiration, which included golds, reds, silvers and blues. I’ve used this embossing folder before for a similar card but it’s perfect for a quick simple card!


Challenge: InStyle Stamps – October Color Challenge
Main Stamp: Love Couple (ISS)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Grace’s Frame
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, E04
-hair: YR20, YR21, YR23, E55, E57, E59
-clothes: E41, E42, E43, E44, B91, B95, B97, G21, G24, G28
-other: B0000, B000, C1, C3, T1, T3, T5, T7, T9, E30, E33, E35, E37, G21, G24, E22, E24, E29, E59, C1, C3, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR12, YR15, YR16

Did you know? The Karate Kid is a 2010 Chinese-American martial arts remake of the 1984 film of the same name and primarily photographed in Beijing, China. It was produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and stars their son Jaden Smith.
[The Karate Kid (2010 Film), Wikipedia.org]

William

Welcome to the InStyle Stamps New Release Blog Hop! The theme for this hop is “Give Thanks” and I used William digi from InStyle Stamps to decorate these tags. You should have arrived here from Axa and your next hop in the line is Genevieve.


When your finished with the hop, head on over to the InStyle Stamp Blog and cast your votes. These pin charms were made as teacher gifts and the tag gives them a cute way to say thanks!

Theme: InStyle Stamps New Release Blog Hop
Main Stamp: William (ISS)
Patterned Paper: The Green Stack (DCWV)
Metal Die: Whiff of Joy Magical Tag
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11
-hair: E51, E53, E55
-clothes: 0, W3, W6, W8, E55, E57, E59, E95, E97, E99

Did you know? The origins of the standard railroad gauge considerably predate the Roman Empire, and may even predate the invention of the wheel, having to do with road rutting. The initial impetus for the ruts probably came from the grooves made by sleds and slide cars dragged over the surfaces of ancient trackways. Since early carts had no steering and no brakes, negotiating hills and curves was dangerous, and cutting ruts into the stone helped them negotiate the hazardous parts of the roads.
[Track Guage, Wikipedia.org]

Snowflake Chloe

I made this card using Snowflake Chloe from InStyle Stamps which will be released later this month! It’s rare to combine red with snowflakes but the decorative paper looked like snowflakes to me so this is how the color combination came to be. Besides, in Texas we hardly ever have “blue” or white winters, just a lot of frost and frozen ice! The challenge entered was a cute holiday card.


Challenge: Wee Memories – Challenge #28
Main Stamp:
Snowflake Chloe (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Signature Christmas (MME)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E00, E11
-hair: E40, E41, E42
-clothes: E50, E51, E53, R20, R22, E44, E47, E49, R24, E07
-other: BG000

Did you know? The North Pole, also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole, is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean amidst waters that are almost permanently covered with constantly shifting sea ice. It defines geodetic latitude 90° North and because all lines of longitude converge there, its longitude can be defined as any degree value.
[North Pole, Wikipedia.org]

Breast Cancer Hot Air Balloon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and InStyle Stamps is giving away free images to spread the word! You also have the option to buy the stamps and the proceeds will got to a cancer charity – check out the InStyle Stamps Blog for all the details. The images will be available for free until October 31st.


I made this card using the main part of the Breast Cancer Hot Air Balloon by InStyle Stamps. The blue organdy ribbon is curled on the background to represent wind. Below is a better picture showing all the curls.


Theme: InStyle Stamps – Breast Cancer Awareness
Main Stamp: Breast Cancer Hot Air Balloon (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (CDWV)
Copic Colors:
YR20, YR21, R11, R12, W3, RV23, RV25, E55

Did you know? Since its inception in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has invested over $1.5 billion for research, education and health services, making it the largest breast cancer charity in the world.
[Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Wikipedia.org]

Sylvester

This week we are previewing all the new releases from InStyle Stamps and today Sylvester is being featured and this cute image will be available later this month! Check out the InStyle Stamp Blog for more creations featuring Sylvester.


I decorated this button jar above but and added felt flowers around the fence line. I found this sentiment which is perfect for a sheep and I had to use it – so I created this matching card to go with it.


Theme:
InStyle Stamps Preview
Main Stamp: Sylvester (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Rockstar (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
W00, W1, W2, W3, R20

Did you know? Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated children’s television series produced by Aardman Animations featuring Shaun. He first appeared in the 1995 Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit short film A Close Shave. Sucked into Wallace’s Knit-o-matic contraption, the sheep is accidentally shorn, so Wallace names him “Shaun”.
[Shaun the Sheep, Wikipedia.org]

Tilly

I made this card using Tilly from InStyle Stamps which will be released later this month. The InSpirational Challenge this month is to create a card or project based on the inspirational photo provided. I chose to pick out the yellow and oranges of the image and came up with this cheery card.


Challenge: InStyle Stamps – InSpirational Challenge
Main Stamp: Tilly (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Mango Frost (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
Copic Colors:
-skin: E11, E13, E17
-hair: W7
-clothes: Y32, Y35, YR65, YR68
-other: YG91, YG93, YG95, Y32, Y35, YR65, YR68, E55, BG0000, BG000

Did you know? The mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines and in several cultures, its fruit and leaves are ritually used as floral decorations at weddings, public celebrations and religious ceremonies. In Hinduism, the perfectly ripe mango is often held by Lord Ganesha as a symbol of attainment, regarding the devotees potential perfection.[Mango, Wikipedia.org]

Pie

I made this card using Pie digi from InStyle Stamps. It’s getting that time of year again where the aroma of gingerbread and freshly baked pie are a nice welcome home in the evenings! The challenge themes were anything goes, ribbons and “Yummy, yummy, yummy!”


Challenge: Craftalicious Challenges #10
Challenge: Anything Goes Challenges – Week #20
Challenge: Fab ‘n’ Funky – Challenge #44
Main Stamp:
Pie (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Winter Pretties (WoJ)
Metal Die: Magical Tag (WoJ)
Copic Colors:
E55, E57, W1, W3, W5, R20, R22

Did you know? Gingerbread is a term used to describe a variety of sweet food products, which can range from a soft cake to something close to a ginger biscuit. What they have in common are the predominant flavors of ginger and a tendency to use honey or molasses (treacle) rather than just sugar.
[Gingerbread, Wikipedia.org]

Patches

I made this card using Patches digi from InStyle Stamps. The challenge this week is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided. I colored Patches with a ghost face making him ready for any Halloween party! I initially colored in a skull face which looked creepy awesome but it was too much for the card’s demographic age.


Sketch: InStyle Stamps – Sketch Challenge
Main Stamp: Patches (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Halloween (K&C)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, T0, T1, T3, T5, T7
-eyes: YG11, YG13, YG17
-hair: E43, E44, E47
-clothes: YG11, YG1, YG17, YR12, YR16, YR18

Did you know? Iwo Jima is now an uninhabited island of the Japanese Volcano Islands chain. In 1779, Captain Cook’s surveying crew, charting it as Sulphur Island, landed on a beach which is now 40 meters (131 ft) above sea level due to volcanic uplifting.
[Iwo Jima, Wikipedia.org]