Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Dog

Hey everyone!
Well the DYSU Blog Hop is over and we are on to the next challenge.
A giant thank you to everyone that hopped and took the time to leave a little love.
 It means so much to me.

So ... what rhymes with hop?! Sure thing: POP!

DYSU challenge # 17 : Make it POP (3D effect)!

This week´s sponsors:

Blackleaf: is giving "Welcome to the jungle" Clipart Set

Digis with Attitude: is giving $10 CAD ( Canadian Funds) Gift Certificate for their store

Stitchy Bear: is giving $10 Gift Voucher for images by Stitchy Bear, Floppy Latte Designs, Beary Dust

Stretch N Bubbles: is giving 2 single images to each TOP 3

I just love this image.  Isn't that the cutest doggie ever?  The image
is aptly named Shaggy Dog and is from Stitch Bear.  I colored him with C Greys.
 I cut him out and popped him off the page with foam dots.

The winner of the hop from my blog is

Kurly Girl

I sent your blog address to Alison from Stretch N Bubbles.  She will email the digi,
Cheesy Cake to you.

Go over and check out all the great projects the DT has for you this week.  Make sonething that POPS and can win some great prizes!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunflower Smiles


  Sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower.  
Since, it's time for a new sketch challenge over at MMSC,  I decided to use this gorgeous

  I colored the flowers with copics.  The flourishes are from Sizzix. 
 I purposefully didn't put a sentiment on the front because sometimes,
 I just want to use my cards for notes.

This is a very versatile sketch.  I went with the plain version, but you are welcome to use either one for your project.   Go on over and check out the inspiring projects the DT designed
using these sketches.

Have a great day!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Dollar Digi


Dollar Digi

 How cute is this image?  It is Stretch N Bubbles latest dollar digi.  Alison has it up for a few days, so go
 on over and grab it while you can.
I think this would be a great Mother's Day card for Mom, Grandma or Auntie. 
I colored the image with Copics.

Have a great one everyone.  Don't forget -- tomorrow will be the newest sketch challenge up over at MMSC.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Welcome Everyone
 to our

1st Official


We've got some fabulous sponsors for this special event:

 Amber Ink: $10 gift certificate

Little Claire: 3 sets of stamps

Papiersalat Digital Art: two newly (only for winner) made digital images

Stretch N Bubbles: 5 stamps to one winner

And we also have some SURPRISE bonus prizes, too!
 Here is what need to do to participate in our EASTER BLOG HOP @ DYSU Challenge Blog:
Each of our Design Team ladies has hidden one letter of our Blog Hop theme on her blog, make sure to hop in alphabetical order to find the correct letters.  Here is the complete list in case you get lost along the way.

Marcy (you are here)
Tina - can't play-- her letter is E

Leave a comment on each of our DT blogs so we know that you've stopped by. Afterwards, send an email with the correct theme to (please write in the subject line “theme for EBH”). This will make you eligible for winning the DYSU Challenge Blog EASTER BLOG HOP surprise – prize (randomly chosen)!
Furthermore, everyone who leaves a comment on our DTs blogs is eligible to win the Stretch N Bubbles image on that blog (randomly chosen)!!

This is the image I am giving away.
Isn't he just adorable?  He is one of my favorites!


 From all entries we will have:
  •  4 randomly selected winners for sponsor prizes
  • three handpicked Top 3 picks (one of them will be randomly chosen for guest designer spot for an upcoming DYSU challenge)
  •         one EASTER BLOG HOP surprise-prize winner who is randomly chosen
  •         each comment on DT blog is eligible to win one SNB image per blog (randomly chosen)!

So, to sum up..
1. Go to each DT blog to collect the letter and leave a comment
2.  Figure out the theme to our blog hop and send your answer to
3. Upload a project following our theme and link to DYSU

Especially for the hop, each team member has created two projects.
  I used the Little Claire Designs'  Elephants in Squares

I colored these adorable little elephants with copics in R81, 83 & 85. 

My seconed project is from Amber Ink's Cutie Pie Collection   This collection has
30 separate digis included!

Well, you need to know my letter and it is...

OK, so hop along to Miranda and pick up your next lettter!

Have Fun.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

You are my Sunshine

Happy Thursday!

The new challenge is up at DYSU.  Now you probably wouldn't know from the inspiration photo...but it's all about scallops!  I suppose you could make a card spotlighting those delicious little seafood yummies, or you can choose to use cut scallops on your project. HeeHee

This week we are sponsored by 4 great blogs:
Bonie Bleaux Designs: who is giving a $10 Gift certificate to the store
Guylou: is giving a $10 voucher (winners selects five digis from the store)
Stampfairy: is giving 2 digis of winner´s choice
And our very own Alison of Stretch N Bubbles: is giving 2 (single) images to each Top 3!

My adorable little girl image is named Patsy from StampFairy.  I colored her with copics.  I put a thick coat of Glossy Accents on her raincoat, boots and puddle.  Her rain gear looks just like the ones my kids had when they were little -- makes me smile!

The sentiment is from one of those great little $1.00 clear stamp sets from Studio G. 

Oh, and another little teaser...

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Happy Tuesday Everyone,

It's time for a new challenge up at MMSC

When I saw this new image, Wash Basin and Water Pitcher, I just had to smile.  My Mom had a pitcher and basin just like this one in her bedroom.  It was an antique when I was a kid, so you can imagine how old it was!  It had lots of crazing and cracks all over it.  Mom had a floral arrangement in hers.  When she gave me the set, I tried to take the flowers out and...guess what???  That's right, I broke it.  OHHHH, I was so angry with myself!!

Anyway, when I saw this image, I new exactly what I wanted to do with it.  It's nice when my mind's eye can direct my artistic goes so smoothly.

I colored the image with Copics then I cut it out.  I covered the whole thing with Diamond Glaze and let it dry.  When it was completely dry, I bent it and cracked the finish.  Then I covered the whole image with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  The ink seeps into the cracks and folds you make in the paper so when you wipe off the excess ink it remains in those cracks.  It's a very simple way to make any image look vintage.

 The DP is from DCWV - La Creme.  This is one of my fav stacks.  You can't tell from the pic, but the paper is flocked and just adds to the delicious texture of the whole card.

Please go over and check out the fun new images at Priscillastyles. The sketches and design team projects are always inspiring. Use the sketch and you can win some great prizes!

Have a great day.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


 There's a new challenge up today at Do You Stack Up.  It's Follow That Yellow Brick Road.  Easy enough!  Just make your project with yellow as the predominant color.

We have some wonderful sponsors this week:
Sassy Studios: is giving 4 images of the winner's choosing
Copic Marker Scrapbooking: is giving 6 Copic Ciao winner´s choice
Stamping Boutique: 5 digis of winner's choice
Crafty Emma: is giving a set of 6x6 papers “Oh La La”
Crafty Emma´s images that are showcased by our Design Team were from a couple of digi companies. The money paid for these images (can be purchased through Crafty Emma) goes to the charity Crafty Emma is supporting. For more information please check Crafty Emma's blog.

This adorable image is named Ronnie Reading and can be found here in Crafty Emma's store.
I printed the image 3 times - 2 times on white and once on the yellow stripped pattern paper.  I colored Ronnie with cool greys and yellows for his shirt.  On the second printed image, I colored his book, hands and feet.  I cut those out and popped them up off the image for that added depth.
I colored the stripped chair with yellow copics to give it some depth and interest.  Then I glued the finished Ronnie to the chair.

The diamond sentiment is cut from the background paper and stamped with the word Imagine from Inkadinkado.  The ribbon is actually two different ribbons layered.

I am also entering this in the Copic Creations Challenge Blog - Favorite technique -- using copics on pattern paper.

Please go check out the DT's creations and upload your project.  You can win some great prizes.

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Slots of Love!!


I love this image!!  In was designed for me by Priscilla at Priscillastyles!!
  Priscilla named her Slot Mama...but she is me! And many of my friends, too!!  LOL

I made this for a special new challenge up at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC). 
Today is the debut of the new Priscillastyles Design Team.  Some of us are remaining on the team and we are delighted to welcome some new very talented gals.

Please go over to MMSC and see the introduction post and say hi to the newbies!

Mama is colored with copics.  I used stickles for the winning light on top.  The coins in the tray are colored with Spica Gold glitter pen.  Because I love the "one arm bandits" so much, I have a lot of fun casino charms hanging around in my stash.  I think that red slot machine and casino chip are perfect embellies for this card.

Here are the copics I used.

Here are your choices for the sketch challenge.

Go on over and take a look at the DT projects for inspiration.  Follow the sketch for your project and you can win a super prize!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Got The Blues

Got The Blues?

Today starts a new challenge up at Gingerloft .  As you can see, it's all about the blues.
The color blue, that is.

This beautiful image is named Floral Fairy with Stars.  Isn't she gorgeous?  I think so. 
You can find her here in the Gingerloft store.

I colored her with copics and added Stardust stickles on the flowers in her hair and hands.  The stars are colored with a metallic silver Zig Writer. It goes on so smooth. 

I made the stick pin using some gorgeous Swarovski crystals I had in my stash.  It really is simple to do.  I used a head pin, added the crystals and used a tiny crimp bead at the bottom to secure the beads.

Go on over and check out the design team's creations.  They are fabby!

Have a great day.