Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Cheer

Have you guys ever been so sick you're totally convinced that this is the end and you are tempted to write your own will? Well for the last three or four days I've been a step past that. A friend lovingly commented that I could be an extra on that tv show 'The Walking Dead' and I politely shared my cooties with him. Well not really but he did say I sounded contagious enough to make him want to text me to open the door, yell "FIRE IN THE HOLE" and toss my medicine in like a grenade while simultaneously making a run for it. Gotta love those friends huh? LOL! Today I'm feeling much better, though still not 100% I decided to make a card. Monday over at Splendid Stamping  one of the DT members, the talented Ms Joni of the blog A Sticky Situation, created a post about how any of TGFs awesome stamps can be used as a holiday image, you just need to add a little Red and Green. I decided to give it a shot and waddaya know, sure enough I had instant holiday cheer!

Anya Styles
This was also my attempt at a CAS card (clean and simple) but obviously leaving well enough alone is NOT my area and could use some improvement, or in this case, self restraint ^.^ ah well it still came out super cute to me. Anya Styles was colored up with my trusty copic markers and to add some extra holiday cheer I added Candy Cane stickles to make the red areas sparkle! The sentiment was another rub on from the DCWV rub on sentiments stack. Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you guys think!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Plenty of Pockets!

Ha! told you I would eventually come up with a name that wasn't ridiculous...or is it??? Ah well I tried, I really did! Well today splendid stamping put a new challenge up for this week's FFF and I was so excited that I had to make my card right away! And of course in keeping with my theme for this week, its a pocket card, the last one of the week. I've never been that great at monochromatic coloring, largely due to the fact that my copic marker collection is still expanding so I am missing quite a few shades in every color family. I always feel that with my limited selection of markers I will not be able to capture all the shading and detail or make a big enough difference in tones between skin and hair but I gave it a try anyway and I'm very proud of how it turned out!

C.C. Tuesday Premier

I colored Tuesday Premier up with my copics (W0-W5) I really wish I had W-7 and W-9 for the darker areas of her hair but I believe this came together nicely with just the ones that I own and I love how the pop of red compliments the black and greys in the card. This card will be entered in the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge for this week, Splash of Color. Hope you guys like it as much as I do, although it puts me in the mind of vampires for some odd reason ^.^ Love you guys thanks for the support!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Pair of Pockets

Hi guys, I'm keeping this post uncharacteristically short for now because I really just wanted to get these cards up so that I can sneak in one more last minute entry to the FFF All that Sparkles challenge over at Splendid Stamping and here they are! more details to come later today

Head: C.C. Lula/ Body: C.C. Harlow
C.C. Tyler

be back soon!

Ok I'm back again guys just like I promised with details! Wow let me tell you I absolutely do NOT like making masculine cards... mainly because I'm not so good at them :\ oh well we can't be good at everything right? The first pocket card features another altered TGF stamp, combining the head of C.C. Lula with the sassy stance of C.C. Harlow, always a winning combination in my book as well as the pink and brown combination. As far as my second, masculine card, well I feel like I totally rocked this one!!! C.C Tyler was also one of the images I had pre colored with no card to put him on so when I found this musically themed paper I knew he'd be perfect. I added stickles to his guitar as well as the musical scores on the DP and the 'Lets Jam' Sentiment. I finished off this card with a few more sparkly red rhinestones and a few music note punches also glittered with stickles. I love this card because I was able to make a masculine card and still make that boy bling!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Power to the Pockets! pt 1

Silly name huh? Its the best I could do LOL maybe I'll come up with another better name for tomorrow's pocket card! Well today is another for the sparkle challenge over at TGF hope you guys like it! I played around with shades of red and orange and as you may know from a monochromatic challenge a while back, Orange Overload, I HATE orange (which is ironic considering my high school and college colors included orange as a main color) so it wasn't the easiest thing to do. Fortunately turns out I don't mind red orange so much and this card may be the beginning of a beautiful newfound friendship between the color orange and myself!

 C.C. Harlow
C.C. Harlow
This little lady is actually one of the many images that I already had colored up with no card to put her on because of my dislike for orange but she finally found a home on this lovely pocket card and looks lovely if I do say so myself! She was colored with copic markers and her shoes, eyeshadow and goggles as well as parts of her hoodie were glittered with crystal stickles. The DP is from DCWV but I can't remember the name of the stack right now. The back ground, flowers and sentiment were all stickled beyond reason (I'm telling you, I have a problem ^.^) a few well placed sparkly rhinestones and some ribbon from my stash perfected this pocket. Hope you guys like it, stay tuned for another sparkly pocket tomorrow!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Spectacular Sparkle!

Wow omg it's frickin cold here! Well not THAT cold but to cold for my Texas born and raised self! Ah well winter in Texas only lasts for about a month then we get spring lol j/k but some years it feels that way ^.^ I noticed the other day that the majority of my cards lately have been standard a4 fold and frankly I've managed to bore myself. With that being said, I decided to get back to another favorite of mine, the pocket card! This week will be all about power to the pocket, fun huh? Well I'm excited but not as excited as I am about the current Farm Fresh Friday challenge over at Splendid stamping. It's like it was chosen specifically for me, this week's challenge is All That Sparkles! Man I love me some sparkly stuffs, seriously look through my blog I dare you to find more than one or two cards without some shine! And I am severely addicted to stickles... Is there a support group for that, Stickles Annonymous???? Don't believe me when I say I have a problem? Ah well , you'll see what I mean soon enough:

(C.C. Tuesday Pemiere)

This card sparkles from top to bottom and everywhere in between, even the ribbon is sparkly! This little lady was colored up with copics and I used gold puff paint to give her some accessories. The papers are all from my stash and the sentiment is one of TGF's Delicate Words Die (which has also been stickled!) hope you guys like it!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Celebration Hop!

OMG super excited for this hop! The clever folks over at Splendid Stamping decided to celebrate cyber Monday by doing an all customer blog hop, how cool is that?! What is it? Well, I'm not entirely sure but it sounds like a blast and so far the last time I looked there were around 37 blogs linked up for this hop so its gonna be a big one loaded with beautiful projects from many different people with a love for those adorable TGF products! Winners of the hop will receive a $25 gift certificate to one RANDOM winner who participates in the hop, along with a 2nd prize of a 4x6 set, 3rd prize of a single rubber set, and some 'honorable mention digis' for creativity and design at the discretion of the Design Team. I don't know about you but I've got chills just thinking about it!!! Also to add to the fun, I have two cards created with the FFF Color Challenge "Baby Blue, Silver, and White". What an awesome color combo, perfect for this season but not specific to it so there are lots of ways to use it. I decided to make one girly card and one for the guys with that color scheme in mind and here's what I came up with:

Anya Styles

Head: C.C. Jack (Retired) Body: C.C. Harlow (Retired)

I Can't wait to see what everybody has planned for this extra large, all customer blog hop so hop on over to Splendid Stamping and start the hop if you haven't already. See you there!