Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Foxy Reflection ( Doggie Reflection)

Michelle Zindorf (I AM NOT)! But today in midst of a cold/allergy funk she managed to create a stunning little fox reflected in a pond. Above is my 'far from perfect' take on her image. You can see Michelle's FOXY REFLECTION HERE.
Now there are several things wrong with my card - 1) My sky is too dark. Michelle, remember I had that problem in class too. 2) I didn't have a small doggie. Nor did I have one that was an open detailed image like Michelle's fox. 3) My grass and water lines don't match up. I'll just pass that off as a bit of shore line between. :O) 4) My branches... you figure that one out.

All that said, I really do like it! :O)
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Smile (Spring theme)- EBAC84

Smile (Spring theme) - Everybody Art Challenge#84 make a spring themed card. Well, when I think of Spring, I think April showers bring May flowers. So I am hoping my little bear will bring on lots of lovely bluebonnets in my neck of the woods this spring! He's from WinkWinkInk and I printed him out in the already colored version (PSSSSST! PSSST! He's FREE for a limited time!).
After I printed him 3 times I cut him into three layers. First I cut the entire image from the background and added some dimensionals on back and layered it on the first image. Then I cut just the body without his boots, legs and pond and layered that on. Below is a side view.
Next I used my CB and nesties and cut 2 tags of one size in orange pp and one in the deckled rectangle in black and one of the larger tags in black. Then it was just a matter of layering and adhering it all together.
I used my Fiskars corner punch on all 4 corners of the pp. Ribbons and chipboard are from a Keep In Touch kit. The green bits (flowers) behind my image are from Bazzill's Just the Edges cardstock strips. I thought they looked a little like froggie prints so I added them.

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SoftPencil's Challenges @ PCP

SoftPencil's Challenges @ PaperCraft Planet. I think I may have screwed up on this one. I used a digital image, unfortunately it was not one of SoftPencil's. This is one of a set of free images from CocoaStudioDesigns. Anyway, if Elizabeth tells me it does not qualify for the challenge it would be another option for Stacey's CCCCA23. :O)
SoftPencil challenges us this week to use ribbons and bow. Well, I REALLY love this ribbon. Unfortunately, I only had about 8 inches of it left. So no 'real' bow here. I used a 4.5 inch piece to go across my card. The I punched holes in my image cardstock and ran 1 piece through one side at a time and tied a knot, then I taped it down on the back. Moved across to the other side and did the same thing. So I have 3 little scraps of ribbon on this card. Now my lovely ribbon is all gone. :O(

Hope you like the card I created. Come join SoftPencil's challenge. I'd love to see what you come up with.

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Pretty in Pink - SSCCCCA23

Pretty in Pink - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge #23 - pretty in pink, whisper white, basic black and kraft. The flowers are a two sided stamp that was a gift many years ago. When I saw Stacey's challenge I knew I wanted to do flowers. Then the search was on for the right size, style and shape. I stumbled on this stamp way back in the back of my stamp drawer and when I saw it I simply said, "AHA!"
So I stamped it three times on whisper white in Fresco -Vatican Wine. Then I flipped the stamp over and inked up the outline in Encore! Ultimate Metallice Satin Rose. Then I used my Zing glitter embossing powder in pink and heat embossed the outline rose.
I used my newly learned technique of brayer-ing on the whisper white cardstock starting with Color Box Pink Pastel, then Color Box Rouge and finally lightly over the top with Fresco Vatican Wine. The label-esq stamp is from Stampin' Up and I stamped it in Stampabilites Black. My arrows were hand cut.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

God writes - 2S4YK49

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but on Trees and Flowers and Clouds and Stars. --Martin Luther (although I have the Martin Luther quote stamp, the image is a digital so I added the font a little larger than the stamp). I colored this Stretch N' Bubbles image with Copics - B12,YG63,YG14,G99 and Y15 Pattern Paper is Marrakech from Basic Grey.
Created this card using Kazan's sketch at 2Sketches4You.
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Cinema Saturday #72 Julie & Julia + Cooking

Celecrate my birthday - Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #72 something to do with cooking. The note paper, fork, tag, brad, buttons, flower, rhinestones and push pin sticker are all from Keep In Touch. Cardstock is Stampin' Up! The pattern paper is from Basic Grey' s Offbeat paper pad. The vine die cut border is from Create Paper.
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Piling Up - Belated Happy Birthday - ICS60

Piling up... Belated Happy Birthday - Inspirational Card Sketchs #60. This is a belated birthday card for my brother in law, Big Joe. His birthday was March 13. I am sooo behind and like the card says, things just keep "piling up" on me. :O)
The sentiment on the inside says :
Belated Happy Birthday!
Sorry this is so late but,
things kept piling up on me.

Hope it was a great day anyway!

Cardstock - patterned and plain are from a RAK. The little flourish corners were purchased one line a LONG time ago and I just kept hoarding them. Thought they'd add a little sumpin' sumpin' to this card. My pile of chickies is from Stretch N' Bubbles. I colored the image with my Progresso Koh I Noor woodless color pencils.

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TO MY PEEPS!

Ok, I've gone bird CRAZY!!! I just found this digital image site called Stretch N' Bubbles. And if you love birdies like I love birdies you'll want to check them out! Esp. their birdie section HERE. And their images are very resonably priced!
Seriously folks go check them out. If you haven't played with digis before or if you want to play with more, go look at their site and on the left side bar is a list of categories. Click on any of them and I am sure you'll be coocoo for their digis.
I am not being compenstated in any way, shape or form. I just fell in love with their images!

I'll be back a little later with my first creations using my newly purchased birdies.

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Disclaimer -

Monday I posted my little froggie card and credited the wrong person. Luckily, Donna aka LilDiva popped in and claimed her froggie. Thank You, Donna! LilDiva Stamps.
So sorry for the wrong credit.

Thanks,
Betty aka ZacksNana

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kissed a lot of frogs... MOJO132

Kissed a lot of frogs... MOJO sketch challenge #132. The image is toad-ally cute! He's from LilDivaDesigns. He's been colored with Copics. I used my brayer on the matte. All pattern papers are from Basic Grey's Offbeat collection. Sentiment is computer generated and the inside says: ...then you found your PRINCE! Congratulations & Best Wishes.

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happy Easter - EAC83

happy Easter - Everybody Art Challenge #83 (Easter) . This is one of Michelle Zindorf's tutorials #313.
I don't own any Stampin' Up! ink pads so I used what I do have: Close to my Heart - Sunflower, Color Box - Tangerine, Color Box - Rouge, Fresco - Sicilian Spice and Vivid! - Black. All of the cardstock is Stampin' Up! Happy Easter sentiment is from Stampin' Up!
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Michelle Zindorf's Brayer class

That's right, I met her, was mentored by her and created these beauties in a 3 full hour class this morning! I have a NEW love and appreciation for my brayer! :O)
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Look it Up! - TESC106 & OAC6

Look it Up! - Oh! Alice Challenge #6 fine print & Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #106. I love the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland and when I found this little character I had to use him! He's from DigitalDelightsbyLoubyLoo. And you may recognize the mod circles from some digital paper I printed from AmberInk. Oh and you may not be able to read it but the cover of the book says, The Red Queen's Dictionary.
My image was colored with Progresso Koh I Noor woodless color pencils.

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Excuse me, Are you Jesus?

Reflection: deets at the bottom of this post... 'Excuse me, Are you Jesus?
A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago . They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night's dinner. In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly missed boarding... ALL BUT ONE !!! He paused, took a deep breath, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned..

He told his buddies to go on without him, waved good-bye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor.

He was glad he did.

The 16 year old girl was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her, no one stopping and no one to care for her plight.

The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the apples, put them back on the table and helped organize her display. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised; these he set aside in another basket.

When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the girl, 'Here, please take this $40 for the damage we did. Are you okay?'
She nodded through her tears. He continued on with, 'I hope we didn't spoil your day too badly.'

As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to him, 'Mister.......' He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. She continued, 'Are you Jesus?'
He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and bouncing about in his soul: 'Are you Jesus?'

Do people mistake you for Jesus? That's our Destiny, is it not? To be so much like Jesus that people cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is blind to His love, life and grace. If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as He would.


Knowing Him is more than simply quoting Scripture and going to church.
It's actually living the Word as life unfolds day to day.

You are the apple of His eye even though we, too, have been bruised by a fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked you and me up on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit.

Please share this... Sometimes we just take things for granted, when we really need to be sharing what we know..

Thanks
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. TOO MANY CHRISTIANS ARE NO LONGER FISHERS OF MEN BUT KEEPERS OF THE AQUARIUM.
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Reflection - I felt this cross and sentiment went well with the season and the story above.
DEETS: I used my Spellbinders Shapeablilities - Cross Collection to die cut the cross. Then while it was still in the die I embossed the cross. Still in the die I added some ink and some gold glitter embossing powder and heat set. Loved the way it turned out, btw. All solid colored cardstock is Stampin' Up! The pattern cardstock navy/black (DCWV - Mocha paper pad) brown (Basic Grey - Granola paper pad I sponged with some Fresco ink - Tuscan Earth) I matted on top of each other then popped up on dimensionals.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

A NEW LOVE AFFAIR.... JUST received this e-mail


A love note from Amber @ AmberInk.com

"My mom just called and we were both like "Isn't Betty great?" We are fans ;)
Thank you so much for your support. It makes me high.

My very favorite part of this "I own my own store" thing, that I'm starting to get the hang of, is seeing what everyone dreams up. It isn't ever something that I could imagine and it's so exciting to see how my art ends and other people's art starts. If you ever get a chance, we LOVE seeing what you make with Amber Ink.

xoxo,
Amber

Because you're brilliant, not patient. "
......................................................
AmberInk
AmberInklings


Now isn't that just the sweetest thing!
Thanks Amber and Thanks Amber's Mom :O)
NO CHALLENGE JUST FOR FUN!
Contemplative Bunny is from AmberInk. I added the little chickie and the carrot from The Stamping Boutique's The Easter Bunny's Laundry Line.

Let's Get Jiggy! - !COWGIRL UP DIGI STAMPS

Let's get jiggy! - !COWGIRL UP Digi Stamps Design Team Call Image - Lou.
Isn't Lou just too darn cute! She was printed pale pink, then colored with Copics. The pp in the background was torn from my SU catalog that was a RAK from Stacey Schafer. I cut Lou out using my Creative Memories cutting system. Then I cut a scalloped oval (Nestie). I left it in the die and sponged some Fresco chalk dye in Vatican Wine around the inside for a shadowed effect. My sentiment is computer generated using the Curlz MT font. I just thought she looked like she was getting jiggy, sooo... :O)
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Believe - SSS48

Believe - Sweet N' Sassy Digi Thursday sketch with a spin *Fuzzy Wuzzy*. My birds on a limb are from Inkadinkado. They were stamped on white cardstock I brayered with ColorBox sky blue. Then I colored them in with Copics - about 5 shades of blue and one orange. Two KaiserCraft flowers were stamped in Cat's Eye marigold and canary. The sentiment is also from Kaiser Craft. Pattern papers are from Basic Grey's offbeat paper pad. Cardstock is from Stampin' Up! You can't see the ribbons too good but they are from My Mind's Eye.
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Michu & Ratiny Coloring Eggs - PPC-CC5 & MTSC66

Michu & Ratiny Coloring Eggs - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #66 & Picture Perfect Creations Crafty Challenge #5 Colors to use are Elelgant Eggplant, So Saffron & Pretty in Pink.
Digital image is from SoftPencil. Colored with Spicas & Copics
Stmapin' Up! Cardstock - So Saffron & Elegant Eggplant
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In Loving Memory - CLPSC23

In Loving Memory - Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Challenge #23. This is a first time playing with Chelsea's sketches. Although the sketch seems more suited to a scrapbook page I went with a card. I love the Basic Grey paper pad Marrakech! These papers just fit soo well together. Ok, I know that's the way they were designed but sometimes even when they are supposed to mesh well I have issues. But these just gelled. I love it when that happens. :O)
The tree is from Inkadinkado - Seasons set Autumn. The sentiment is from Little Paper Shop.

Ok Chelsea, I LOVED playing with your sketch! I'll be back in April!!!
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Flutter by Butterfly - CPS56, OAC5, TCBS

Flutter by Butterfly -
CardPatterns Sketches #56 create an item using their sketch #56 SRM Stickers is offering a generous prize package of sticker goodies to one random winner.
Oh! Alice #5 your mission, should you choose to accept it is to create a card using a CATERPILLAR or BUTTERFLY on your projects this week! You have until Friday, March 26th to submit your entries by 8pm CST. Winner will be announced on Saturday 3/26 during our next challenge and the WINNER will receive the "All-A-Flutter" digital images from Jen! This week's keyword is OAC5.
The Cuttlebug Spot - If you had wings what would you be?? That is the theme of our challenge this week. Random chosen winner from projects entered this week will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops.

The digi is from The Wildflower Patch. I colored with Copics and highlighted in white with my Signo Uniball pen. Sentiment tag stamp is from Close to my Heart and the actual sentiment is from There She goes. Stickers are from Basic Grey.

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Happy Easter - TPE59

Happy Easter - The Pink Elephant Challenge #59. The cardstock is Stampin' Up! The pp is Basic Grey. I used my Martha Stewart grass border punch in three shades of green. The eggs are digis from AnniArts. Bird, circles and vines are from Basic Grey's Porcelain collection. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up!
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Best Wishes - Caardvarks: Lacy Days

Best Wishes - Caardvarks: Lacy Days. Create your best NEW, stamped card using lace! Link us to your creation via Mr. Linky at the end of this post. Please remember to link to your blog post, not your main blog address. Entries must be submitted by April 3rd at Midnight, PST.

For my card I used DCWV - Mocha patterned cardstocks and Stampin' Up! cardstock. I taped pieces of cardstock together for my pattern and then cut with my Top Note. Then I punched two scalloped circles and punched hearts and dots into the edges. My laces are from my stash. The chipboard branch is from The Daily Grind. I stamped my JustRite Best Wishes onto some distressed purple Crate Paper onto which I added some purple ink smudged on top. I offset my peony Nesties and cut my tag.
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Friendship - MOJO131

Friend, If I Have to Describe You - MOJO131. Pattern papers and felt butterfly are from a RAK. Question wheel is a sticker from K & Co's Wild Saffron collection.
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Congratulations - PCPCUTTLEBUG-ERS #65

Congratulations! - PCPCuttlebug-ers#65 - Create something using 2 pattern papers and you must use purple & orange in your creation. The cake is a digi from AiFactory, I colored with Spicas. PP are a RAK. Sentiment is Stampin' Up!
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Thank You - PPC-CC4

Thank You - Picture Perfect Creations Crafty Challenges #4. Use the colors Almost Navy, Lavender Lace and Whisper White. I created an easel card. My stamps used on this project are Dream Big from There She Goes & Fall Season from Inkadinkado. The sentiment is from Close to my Heart. I used Martha Stewart's fence border punch and grass punch.
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My Sunshine - SSCCCCA22

You are my sunshine - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act#22. The colors for this week's Curtain Call are: Real Red, Pink Passion, YoYo Yellow, Basic Black and Whisper White. My cardstocks are all SU - pink passion, basic black and whisper white. I stamped my dandelion in black, red, pink and yellow. Then I came back with pale pink, red and yellow and added 3 more blossoms. These stamps are all from the same set at Close To My Heart. The shape of the white and black was hand cut. I just wanted to see something different than my regular squares, circles, ovals and rectangles. So there you have it! I also pierced the black in the upper left hand corner.
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Happy Birthday (Ruby) - SSHP23

Happy Birthday (Ruby) - Saturday Spotlight Hidden Potential - Color Your Birthday/Stone. The challenge is to create a birthday themed card, but the twist is to use your birthstone color; as you can see mine is Ruby. The image is from Card-Making-World. I used my PaintShopPro to add the color. The paper cup was flood filled with a pattern from AnniArts. Cardstock and bling are from Basic Grey. Chipboard is from Fancy Pants - The Daily Grind. Sentiment is stamped with JustRite Stamps. Decorative brad is from Creative Imaginations. Daisy border punch is from Martha Stewart.
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

I Won the Ladybug Magnets from HollybyGolly - I'm FEATURED

I'm featured on HollyByGolly's Blog!!!
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13 Going On 30! - CSCC71


13 Going on 30! - CinemaSaturdayCreativeChallenge #71 Plus a geometric shape. My shapes are: oval balloons, half oval table cloth, square presents and round cake. All stamps used on this card are from ThereSheGoes Stamps set - Make a Wish 10-0091. This set is fabulous! There are 67 stamps in the set. Yeah you read that right SIXTY SEVEN! I colored with Copics and I added the confetti using my Spicas. Flowers are from Making Memories.
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Hoppy Easter - Jennifer Meyer's Bunny Basket Tutorial

Hoppy Easter - Jennifer Meyer's Bunny Basket Tutorial. Sorry Jen, I just looked at the clock and it is about 3 a.m. My other bunny will have to wait till the daylight. I am pooped. But I loved your little basket sooo much I just wanted to give it a try. I think it turned out soo cute. There's a little boy in College Station, TX that I will see for Easter. I think he is gonna love this. I just have to get some goodies to put into it. :O)
Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration.
Cardstock - DCWV
Digis - Stamps and Smiles
Flowers - Making Memories
Inks - Copics and Spicas
Sentiment - I'll give you a bunny hug first chance I get...
But for now, here's a wish for the best Easter yet!
Happy Easter with Love,

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Easter - FS94 & ILD3

Happy Easter - Friday Sketchers #94 & I LOVE DIGI#3 - Easter theme.
Image - The Stamping Boutique, Copics, Spicas
Flowers & Buttons - Making Memories, JoAnns
Cardstock - DCWV
Ribbon - RAK
Stamp - Stampin' Up!
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Best Friend - TLC233 Tri-Fold Pocket Card {8/10/09}







Cardstock - DCWV. Stamps - Inkadinkado & Little Paper Shop. Copics. Buttons & Ribbons - RAKs.

Although I did struggle with the directions I think I finally worked it out! You can find a pictorial tutorial HERE.
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Betty aka ZacksNana

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pet Sympathy - EBAC82

Pet Sympathy - Everybody Art Challenge #82. I used some various inks on this and stamped with INKADINKADO - 97513 Fall Season stamp for the flourish. The sentiment is from Little Paper Shop - In Loving Memory. It wasn't until I actually looked at my photo on my blog that I realized my rick rack was coming off. You'll be please to know I've got it stuck back on now. I used my Top Note Die and cut the frame into the paw prints cardstock. I used my plain hearts nesties for the heart embellishment (this DCWV decorative cardstock has glitter on it). The image scene was created using my brayer.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Piece of Cake! - SSCCCCA21 - With a Treat!

Piece of Cake! Happy Birthday - Stampin' Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act21. For Stacey's color challenge the colors are: Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery & Whisper White. I was going for the tutorial at SCS by Jane but I don't have the dies she used so I just made my own box.
Side view:
Here's the treat!

5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
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Bravo! - TESC104

Bravo! - Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 104. The base is Whisper White. Then there is a black matte. Then Certainly Celery. Then the shirt in the upper right hand corner is from Basic Grey's Offbeat collection. The hanky in the pocket is also from the same Basic Grey paper pad. The jacket portion is from DCWV All Dressed Up stack. I used a white Tsuniko pen to fake my stitching. Flower, ribbon and buttons are all found items in my stash. The card was created with Taylored Expressions' sketch 104 as inspiration.
I'd love to take credit for the jacket design but I have to confess I lifted it from Butternut Sage Designs.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! - SSS47


Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! - The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge $47. The background cardstock is a digi from Creative Dreams. The image is colored with Spicas and Copics. Sentiment is a sticker from Deja Views. Rainbow twine is from Darice. Pattern cardstock is from DCWV The Posies Stack. Base cardstock is So Saffron and the purple is also Stampin' Up!

Loved Jennifer Meyer's sketch this week and I wanted to play. I liked the layout with the middle section. So I used some of the purple from Stampin' Up! as a matte and cut the flowers with my border punch. They don't show up real well in photo but it's a nice addition on the actual card.

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Easter Blessings - SFYTT32

Easter Blessings - Sketch For You To Try #32. The floral cardstock is from DCWV The Crafty Stack. The image is from The Stamping Boutique. The cross is from Spellbinders. I used the Peony Nesties to cut my half circle in Jen's sketch. I also matted my image with a piece I cut with a smaller peony die. I added some flowers and buttons with ribbon and twine. My little heart was picked up on Sunday in a little boutique in Quinlan, TX called Ray Lai Lane. On Jen's sketch there was a large ribbon or border on one side. I used 4 different pieces of ribbon to create this element. Kaiser Rhinestones add a little bling to my Easter fairy and her 'dust'. Image is colored with Copics in shades of pink, purple, orange and red.

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Pretty- CCC6 & TPE58

Pretty - Crafty Calendar Challenges #6 - Flower Power & The Pink Elephant #58 Spring. It's all RAK'd up! The image, the ribbon and the charm are all from RAKs I have received. I colored the orchids with my Copics.
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

dream - OAC4

dream - Oh! Alice Challenge Chapter4 Picturing Wonderland. My Alice is from Pixie Dust Studios. She's a digi I colored with Stampin' Up!, Copics and silver glitter pens. The harliquin pattern paper was a RAK. The rhinestone flowe, ribbon, hat pin and charm are from Keep In Touch Kits. Pink cardstock is from Stampin' Up! Border punch is EK Success. And the chipboard looking glass frame is from Basic Grey.
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Dear Father - CSCC70 & C4C28

Dear Father - Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #70 & Crazy4Challenges #28.
Cardstock trunk, map and circles are from DCWV Travel Stack. Corners are from Thickers.
dear father stamp from Stampin' Up! Base cardstock is from JilliBean Soup - Cup of Yak. My tag was punched with a deckled square punch. Then I used my Copics E37 & E29 to distress the edges and add the aged look dots to the tag. When it's all said and done, I think I should have used the same technique on the map.
Cinema Saturday Challege #70 is Dear Franky the twist is to use a map somewhere on your project. Crazy4Challenges #28 is to make a masculine card.

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Betty aka ZacksNana

Happy Birthday Celebrate! - CPS55

Happy Birthday, Celebrate! - CardPatterns Weekly Card Sketches #55.
The image was a RAK and I used Spicas and a silver gel pen to color it. Cardstock/pp is from DCWV Doodlin' Around stack. I used my Martha Stewart star and scallop border punches. Flower is Petaloo. It was light blue and I added Copic BG09 and Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise to the petals to bring them into the color scheme. Happy Birthday tag is Stampin' Up!
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Easter Blessings - FS93


Easter Blessings - Friday Sketchers Challenge #93. Terrific sketch challenge this week! Meet Rosie! This image is from LaLaLand Crafts and is a digital image. I thought it appropriate to use one of their images as they are this week's sponsor for Friday Sketchers Challenge #93. I did not color Rosie, she came this way.
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Friday, March 12, 2010

Award From Trish Da Dish!!!

Lookie Lookie what I got :)



The above award was given to me by Trish :))

There are a few rules and those are:

THE RULES:

Since Snoopy started this one they are her rules and so simple:

1. Comment on this blog.

2. Cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog.

3. Nominate 10 blogs that make your heart smile.

4. Link to your nominees within your blog post.

5. Comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award.

6. Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

So here goes my 10 ( I got 7)

1. Mag's Little Things

2. Stacey's Stampin Stage

3. Crafting Life's Pieces with Chelsea

4. SoftPencil

5. Fink's Happenings

6. Picture Perfect Creations (Megan)

7. Cody's Nans Blog

Thank You Trish Da Dish!!!

Enjoy your day!

Friend - MTSC64

Friend - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #64.You know, I always try to keep it simple. But sometimes even I get frustrated with myself because my cards look too cluttered. But with this one, I simply didn't care! I love the birdhouses and I layered the bee hive 3D style. I punched the floral border which is a little hard to see. Still, I'm lovin' this card! PP, charm, and cream cs are all from RAKs. The image is from Dottie's World I think. It's been forever since I downloaded it so I am not sure. Brads are from Basic Grey's Granola collection. Orange cabuchon is from JoAnns. Stumpin' Up! Top Note die. The cream cardstock came with this lovely wave cut into it already. In fact, this is 1 of a set of 8.
TFL
T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

Celebrate! a 2fer - CCT103 & EBAC81


Celebrate! - Cute Card Thursday103 & Everybody Art Challenge81. The Cute card Thursday challenge is to create a project for celebrations. Everybody's Art Challenge is to use 2 Papers, 2 Flowers, and 2 Buttons. Check and check! This card is created with the new craze A HINGE CARD! There's a video tutorial on here on Wendy's Wickedly Wonderful Creations. My stamps are from Close to my Heart set D1400 - Celebration. The border punch is from Martha Stewart. The punch around the presents image is from The Paper Studio. The punch on the corners of the green cardstock is from EK Success.
Below is a picture of the card with the hinge.

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T%dles Peeps!
Betty aka ZacksNana

It's Been A While...

Hi there my fellow cardmakers & crafters. I know it has been a while since I posted. The summer kept our home full. We had a lot of fam...