Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lets have coffee outside

The weather is getting nicer as the days go by and that makes me want to take my morning cup of joe and sit outside as the sun comes up and the birds start chirping.  I love this time of the year cause it not scorching hot yet and all the flowers are starting to bloom.  It fun to watch the world start waking up from it long winters nap.  This card is for the sparkle creations spring challenge.

Card supplies
Sparkle creations stamp cafe lucy
American crafts love all you need
silver brads
copic markers


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Carrie Hawks New artist Qkd hop

Hello and welcome too the Carrie Hawks mini release blog hop with Queen Kat Designs you should be joining me from Maria blog  if not then you should head back to the beginning of the hop at Queen Kat Designs so you don;t miss out on any of the great creations.

I am sharing Bubble fairy kitty with you today and i made a scallop circle easel card.  I used spellbinder dies and this tutorial to create this wonderful card.  Bubble fairy kitty is colored with copic markers.  You can pick her up today in the Queen Kat Store.  

Continue your hop at my fellow qkd team member blog Vicki and have a wonderful day.


Wow i just noticed i have reached a 100 followers how great is that thanks so much for your support in following my blog.  This card is for the friday sketchers challenge this week.  I used a tasty read from the elisabeth bell digital collection.  My papers are from my minds eye fine and dandy collection.  Image is colored with copic markers and then  i used tim holtz distress inks to make a the golden glow around my image and the tinting around my sentiment.  Flowers are from prima.  Thanks so much for stopping and your comments mean so much to me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Christina Meyers QKD blog hop

Hi it Wednesday again and that means that QKD designs is having a min blog hop showcasing a new artist.  You can get all the deets on this hop from the QKD blog.   I had the great opportunity to work with this image and it called Steampunk Sweetie.   From my blog you need to head to penny blog i would love to know what you think of my card before you hop off.

Card supplies
Black cardstock
Swiss dots folder
Dcwv la creme papers
Image from qkd steampunk sweetie


Monday, March 21, 2011

Triple tiara tuesday Color challenge with QKD

Here's how it goes:

- Each week 3 Royal Court Members host a challenge on their blog. (the same challenge)

- You start at the QKD blog and visit the 3 challenge hosts on their personal blogs. (Leave us some love and a link to your project so we can return the favor. *wink*)

- QKD will offer up a $25 stamp gift certificate for you to compete for each month. So if you enter each week, you have 4 chances to win the monthly prize of $25.

So this week your three hosts are Me (jan), Jules, Chris

Here is this week challenge use the following colors in your creation mint, ivory, coral

My creation

I used a new image from the captain frogger collection and the colors for this week t3 challenge. I hope you find time to participate and hopefully win that fab prize. 


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Q for Quoute

I was directed to a new to me challenge blog today ABC challenge blog.  where each week there is a challenge based on a letter in the alphabet this week is q is for quote.  I used a qoute from dr. seuss that can be found in the taylored expressions oh the places you'll go stamp set.  The girl is from sugar nellie and is outdoor adventures and can be found at funky kits.  I used a cuttlebug folder on the main base of the card and then added my layers.  Have a great day.

red and blue celebration

Over at kraftin kimmie stamps this week the the theme is anything goes using a kraftin kimmie image.  I used listte she one of my most favorite images from kraftin kimmie.  She a lot of fun to color up in different colors and she makes a really quick card for a birthday or any kind of celebration.  So grab your kraftin kimmie stamps and get inky.  

supplies for card 
stampin up tab punch
cuttle bug folder swiss dots
red and blue pattern paper 
white ribbon

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Little Blue Myka Jelina March Release

Hello and welcome to the Wednesday March release for Myka Jelina.  You should start your hop on the QKD blog to make you don;t miss out on any of the wonderful projects that are going to be shared today.  If you all ready started the hop you should be joining me from Shannon blog

For my card i got the great pleasure of working with little blue. I colored her in with copics markers and then added some background coloring with some chalks.  I used a cuttle bug paisley folder on the card base and added some ribbon along the bottom. 

Now i am going to send you on to my fellow design team member Chris

as always comments are always appreciated. 


Thoughts from a graduate

I love this new image from Tickled pink stamps called lil lad eric and you can pick him up in rubber or digital from tickled pink stamps.  I thought that he looked like a smart young man just about ready to head out from highschool and i thought this would make a good graduation card to inspire a graduate in your life.  Papers are from in my minds eye fine and dandy.  Lil lad eric is colored with copics and i followed the sketch from the friday sketchers challenge blog. 


Sweet thoughts for you

It time for a new sketch over at card patterns challenge blog i used sweet message from the greeting farm, papers are from basic grey kioshi and image is colored with copic markers and cut out with spellbinders nestablties.

Friends for life

This is one of my favorite images from bells and whistles, apples and sunshine.   I love it when a card comes together and works out the way you imagined it would in your head.  I started this card out following a sketch, a theme and using a specific stamp.  I am entering this card for the following challenges. 

Bells and whistles challenge blog - anything for spring and a elisabeth bell image or bells and whistles 

Sweet stop sketch- follow sketch provided 

Card supples 
American crafts love 
stampin up red cardstock 
taylored expressions scallop border die
white and pink ribbon 
copic markers
image bells and whistles apples and sunshine 
sentiment unity stamp co 


Friday, March 11, 2011

A bit of green

I just love this image from Mo's digital pencil it a lot of fun to color.  My papers are from stampin up as well as my border punch.  Lacie is colored with copic markers and the background shading is done with chalks. 

This card qualifies for two challenges that both required green as the main theme of the card. 

Mo's digital pencil- use green and a mo's image

Karens doodles -  use either a karens doodles image or any image and follow the theme.  Green for this week.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wintry simon says

Simon says challenge this week is anything goes. I recently picked up this great stampin up set lovely as a tree.  Browsing thru the splitcoast gallery i saw a great card that had used white embossing to create a nice looking winter scence.  I choose to do the same but i backed my card with a silver metallic cardstock and added swiss dots emobssing with an embossing folder.   I also choose to add white ribbon instead of a sentiment.  Would love to know what you think. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Diana Vick Release day with Queen Kat Designs

Hi it Wednesday and that means a special release for all of you followers of Queen Kat Designs we have a special new artist we are showcasing today Diana Vick.  You can pick up all her stamps at the queen kat store   
You should be joining me on this special journey from QKD blog and you will continue on to see Shannon and her wonderful creation.

For my card  supplies

Gray cardstock
Echo park be mine collection
Diana vick image beaux arts
Nestablies ovals
Copic markers
scallop border (taylored expressions die)
white ribbon


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy birthday pink, red, white

Over on the bells and whistles challenge blog this week they would like to see the color combo pink, red and white.   I used some pattern paper from my minds eye love nest. My image is cupcake from bells and whistle and i colored cupcake with copic markers.


oh baby

The challenge over at Mo's digital pencil this week is a baby theme.  For my card i used mo's image first chirstmas and a cute matching sentiment.  My papers are from basic grey christmas stack from last year. I used swiss dots cuttle bug folder and colored my image with copics.  Added some ribbon with a spiral clip.


Thursday, March 3, 2011


The challenge this week at Kraftin Kimmie stamps is to use scallop on your card.  I just got this great kraftin kimmie stamp gwendolyn in the mail so i had to color her up and make a card with her. I went on the simple side with this card.  I used my taylor expressions scallop die for my scallops.  Papers are from fine and dandy in my eyes.  Gwendolyn is colored with copics.