Monday, June 29, 2009

Awesome sale on stamps!!!

Hey there all! I don't have a card to post today, but I wanted to let you know about a great sale that Hambo Stamps is offering. You won't believe the deal on unmounted stamps! They have some as low as 25 cents!!! You have to check it out!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Something's Fishy

This card was a hoot to do! It features the Window/Dresser digi-stamp from Hambo Stamps as well as the Fish Trio digi stamp and the Shark stamp from their collection. I had to put my own twist to what would be a "normal" approach to a window setting... We have had a lot of rain here lately, so this might not be too far-fetched! I had some teeny-tiny brads that I used in place of the drawer pulls on the dresser.

Copic Colors Used:
Dresser: B91, B93, B95; E70, E71, E74, E77
Radiator: C0, C1, C2, C3
Frame: YG91, YG93, YG97
Window Frame: B91, B93, B95, B97; YG 91, YG93, YG95
Shark: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5
Fish: Y32, Y35, Y38

Beach Bum

This is a Father's Day card for my brother. He loves the beach and I couldn't pass up using this "oldie goldie" beach stamp from Inkadinkado. I got it last year from a little stamp store in Florida when I was on vacation with my family. This is the first time I have even inked it up! Shame on me!!! It took some time to do this one with my copic markers and the list of colors used will take your breath away! LOL

Still...I think it turned out quite nice! The shells in the corner are some buttons that I cut the shanks off of and added for some dimension.

Copic Colors Used: ARE YOU READY???
Blanket: B91, B93, B95, B97
Apple: R32, R35, R37
Grapes: V12, V15, V17
Umbrella: YG11, YG13, YG17
Bowl: Y32, Y35, Y38
Sand: E41, E42, E43
Tray: E11, E17, E19
Lounge Chair: R32, R35, R37
Lounge Chair Frame: E53, E55, E57
Shell: E70, E71
Glass: W0, W1
Book: YG11, YG13, YG17; C2
Ocean: B41, B45
Boat: Y32, Y35, Y38; E35, E37
Cloud: C0, C1
Gulls: W1, W3, W5
Sky: B000 (airbrushed)

Jungle Hello

This is a Father's Day Card I made for my grandfather. I wanted something whimsical, so the gorilla digital stamp from Hambo Stamps fit the bill! This one was fun to do with the copic markers...and a challenge to get the shading like I wanted it! I kept the colors a bit muted and let the background paper be the bright element of color.

Copic Colors Used:
Gorilla: E11, E13, E15, E17, E19
Palm Trunks: E41, E42, E43, E44
Banana: Y00, Y11, Y15
Mug: B12, B14
Palm Fronds: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Grass: YG11, YG13, YG17

Dino Tie

This card was a Father's day card for my new step-dad Al. Not sure if he is a dinosaur kinda guy, but I thought this was too cute to pass up. The paper is some older Basic Grey paper called archaic and had cute dinosaurs on some of the patterned papers. The tie is one of Tim's digital stamps from Hambo Stamps. I wasn't quite sure how to do a card with it, but when I cut it out and pretended the background papers were a "shirt and pants" the bells went off! I used some stitched ribbon to be the "belt" and off I went to color the cute tie!

Copic Colors Used:
Dinosaur #1: E93, E95, E97, E99
Dinosaur #2: YG 91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Tie Background: B91
Shirt Collar: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fun in the Sun

I kept this one simple. The patterned paper had some cool words, so I let that compliment the cute "Hammock Pig" stamp from Hambo Stamps.

I can't remember who made the patterned paper...I got it in a "summer" themed tablet some time ago. I used one of my cuttlebug embossing folders and colored the image with copic markers.

Copic Colors Used:
Palm Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17
Palm Trunks: E31, E33, E35, E37
Sand: E41, E42, E43
Coconuts: E41, E42, E43
Starfish: E93, E95, E97, E99
Hambo the Pig: R000, R01, R11; R20, R22
Hammock: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
Water: B91, B93
Sky: B60
Sand Spica on the ice cubes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I've been busy...

For those of you who have been visiting my blog...THANK YOU! I just wanted to do a quick post to let you know that I have been busy coloring and making cards, but the ones I have made are for Father's Day and I can't post them yet! I will get them posted on Sunday evening so you can see them too! Two of them feature Digi-stamps from Hambo Stamps and the other is an old Inkadinkado stamp....You'll just have to be patient!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hambo Hello

This card is for Monica Hunter of Hambo Stamps! She has been having problems with her neck/back and I wanted to make this fun card for her... "Hambo" is calling her to tell her to get better soon! The stamp is their free digi-stamp and would make a great card to say "hello" to a friend or someone you haven't chatted with for some time.

The image was colored with copic markers (of course) and I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the bottom half. Ribbon, bling, patterned paper is from my stash. The sentiment was created on my computer.

Copic Colors Used:
Pig: R000, R01, R11, R20, R22
Trunks: YG11, YG13, YG23
Shell: E41, E42, E43, E44

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Edwin's Awesome Summer

This is my June swap card for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group. I had fun coloring these cutie images from Magnolia stamps (I ALWAYS have fun coloring). I colored them with my copic markers.

Copic Colors Used:
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Shirt/Socks/Life Preservers: R32, R35, R37
Paddle: E31, E33, E35, E37
Rope: E51, E53, E55
Shoes: W0, W1; B93
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR23; E35
Skin: E0000, E000, E00

Clouds: W0, W1
Grass: YG11, YG13
Flower Leaves: YG13, YG17
Flowers: B91, B93, B95
Flower Centers: E95, E97
Butterflies: R32, R35, Y37; YG13
Sun: Y32, Y35, Y38
Spica Markers for sparkle!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

...and then I woke up

This image makes me crave cupcakes! (Not that I don't crave them normally....) This is one of the digital stamps available from Hambo Stamps. You can purchase "Cupcake Rain" from Tim's Etsy Shop. Now I just need to do one that I can "Scratch and Sniff!" Chocolate is Life....

The paper is from K&Company's Urban Rhapsody collection. The ribbon and Dew drops are from my stash. I put lots of Spica sparkle on the icing of the cupcakes, but it only shows up in person...sigh...

Copic Colors Used:
Raincoat/Hat/Rain Boots: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
Umbrella: YG11, YG13, YG17, YG23
Umbrella Handle: E25
Pants: R81, R83, R85
Hair: E31, E25, E29
Face/Hands: E0000, E000, E00
Sky: BG000
Grass: YG11, YG13, YG17
R81, R83, R85
E31, E33, E35
YG11, YG13, YG17
Chips: E25
Cherries: R24, R29

Hugs Sand Kisses

This card includes two of the new Summer Stamp Releases from Hambo Stamps. This little boy is adorable! The sentiment is so fun too...This reminds me a bit of my brother from years ago when we used to go to the Outer Banks and play in the sand. Time flies... Our sand creations never looked this cool, but we sure had a great time!

The paper is from Flair Designs, Inc. and is from their Seaside Collection. I used the Large and Small Nestabilities Label dies. The hardware window die is from Quik-Cuts (I think). Dew drops and some ribbon from Stampin' Up complete the look.

Copic Colors Used:
Sand Castle: E41, E42, E43
Flag: BV000, BV01, BV11
Shovel: BG10, BG11, BG13
Shirt: YR12, YR14
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR23; E35
Skin: E0000, E000, E00
Sand: E41 (Airbrushed)
Sky: BG000 (Airbrushed)


The sentiment on the hardware says it all. Perfect. What I wouldn't give to be sitting on a lounge chair under one of those umbrellas at the Outer Banks....sigh.

The image is one of the new Summer Designs from Hambo Stamps. They have some really fun new stamps available. Wait until you see some of the sentiments that they have to go along with them! I love their quirky sense of humor...

The patterned paper is from my stash. I used the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots Embossing folder. The ribbon, dew drops, and metal charm are from my stash.

Copic Colors Used:
Poles: E55
YR12, YR14
YR20, YR21, YR23
B60, B63
YG91, YG93, YG95
V91, V93, V95
R81, R83, R85
Sky: BG000 (Airbrushed)
Sand: E41 (Airbrushed), E42


This image is a new digital stamp from Hambo Stamps. This one is a hoot! The turtles are adorable and coloring them was a blast. The image is available in Tim's Etsy shop. This one could be used for lots of different occasions.

The paper is an older Basic Grey paper called "cupcake." I used my Just-Rite Stamper to create the sentiment. I also used my circle and pinking circle Nestabilities.

Copic Colors Used:
Turtles: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Hat: R22, R24, R27 AND B91, B93, B95

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Graduation Simplicity

I was asked to create a graduation card for the nephew of one of my co-workers. I was tired tonight, so I opted for a very simple-not much stamping-card. The paper is from the Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection. The sentiment is from Wordsworth stamps. Can you believe I made a card and DIDN'T use my Copic Markers????? Un-be-lieve-a-ble!

Just Clowning Around

Another Cool image from Hambo Stamps! This is outside my usual color palette, but it was fun to color....'cause with a clown...anything goes! It is a digi-stamp that could be used for just about anything fun and celebratory!

The paper is from the Lime Rickey collection by Basic Grey. Perfect for this image! I colored extra packages and popped them up to add dimension. The phrase was done using my Just-Rite Stamper set and cut with my Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies. The tabs were done using the Stampin' Up tab punch. I tried putting a red dew drop on his nose for fun, but it just didn't look quite right. Maybe his resemblence to Rudolf didn't quite work for me! I opted for putting a few on the corner instead.

Copic Colors Used:
Hair/Pants/Cuffs/Nose/Mouth: R32, R35, R37
Pants Stripes: B01, B04, B05
Top/Green: YG11, YG13, YG17
Top/Orange: Y32, Y35, Y38
Shoes: C0, C1, C2, C5
Laces: B01, B04

Blue: B01, B04, B05
Orange: Y32, Y35, Y38
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Pink: RV10, RV13, RV14
Red: R32, R35, R37

Birthday Flowers

This card was made for my friend Kaye for her birthday. I know she loves flowers, so this was an easy choice! I used a mosaic technique for this one and split the image into squares. The stamp is an oldie from Impression Obsession and one of my favorites. This is the first time I have colored this one since my "addiction" to the copic markers! The background is a cuttlebug embossing folder (can't remember name). Ribbon from my stash and dew drops complete this elegant card.

Copic Colors Used:
Shutters: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Pots: E97, E99
Flowers: V12, V15, V17
Flowers: R32, R35, R37
Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Good to be the King

Here is another card I made for the Hambo Stamps Design Team using the "Frog Prince" Digital stamp that is available in Tim's Etsy Shop. I didn't have a sentiment to go with it, so I made my own on the computer! I promoted him from King. This would make a cute Father's day card don't ya think?

All of the paper and ribbon are from my stash...

Copic Colors Used:
Frog: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Cape: R43, R46, R39; V12, V15, V17
Crown: Y13, Y15, Y17