Monday, August 30, 2010

Hogs and Sketches Challenge #10

Check out the awesome Hambo Hogs and Sketches challenge for September! It was great fun to do a sample for this one and I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

To see what the other design team members came up with AND to add your card to the challenge, visit the site and ENJOY!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Please Bring Me Cooler Weather!

It has been a miserable hot summer and I can't wait for some crisp fall air! I was hoping that by making this card I could generate some good mojo and bring on the cooler weather! After looking at the forecast, I'm not sure it was very helpful. Oh well...I can dream can't I?

The pumpkin trio and sentiment are from Hambo Stamps. The cool paper is from K & Company.

Bring on the COOLER WEATHER!!!!!

Copic Colors Used:
Pumpkins: YR12, YR14, YR18
Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17
Stems: E22, E25, E27
Inside Mouths/Eyes: E74, E77, E79, Spica Marker for Bling!

When Pigs Fly

This "floating pig" is a great image from Timbo at Hambo Stamps! It could be used in many ways, but I decided to use it for a more generic sentiment. I thought this would be a great card to send someone to see how things are going. The papers are by Lasting Impressions and I thought they would be fun. The sentiment is computer generated.

Copic Colors Used:
Piggie: RV0000, RV000, RV10
Grass: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05
Flowers: Y32, Y35, Y38

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Age Doesn't Matter...

I love this mouse stamp from Hambo Stamps called "Say Cheese." I have always thought he was so cool looking and it was fun to color as well. I didn't have their saying that goes with, so I had to come up with something on my own. I drew a blank. Gotta love Google...I managed to find this funny saying and thought it was perfect!

I think the patterned paper is from one of the Basic Grey collections (pet maybe?)...I also used one of my new Tim Holtz Emossing folders on the other half.

Copic Colors Used:
Mouse: C00, C0, C2, C3
Nose/Stomach/Ears: RV0000, RV000
Cheese: Y32, Y35, Y38

For My Niece Kaitlyn

My oldest niece Kaitlyn marched in her first ballgame of the year this past Friday night, this card is for her! These aren't her band colors, but I thought the patterned paper from My Mind's Eye-Abbey Road Collection made me think of the turf and lines...(my warped mind I guess).

The stamps are by Hambo Stamps and feature this cute little marching band of chicks and the hilarious birthday parade sentiment. I actually cut the sentiment in half...on the inside it reads "So... what do you want, a parade? I think that is a scream!

Copic Colors Used:
Chicks: Y13, Y15, Y17
Beaks: YR12, YR14, YR18
Hats: YG13, YG17/B93, B95
Shoes/Clarinet: C0, C1
Bass Drum: B91, B93, B95

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Is Summer Over Yet?

I guess you have been wondering if I would EVER surface again...I was beginning to wonder myself!!! It was a crazy busy summer with my job and then after it was over, I proceeded to get sick...I have been off for a bit over 2 weeks and was sick most of it. GADS... Well, I have about one week left and I am trying to make the most of it.

In addition to being offline for some time, I am also behind on my Hambo Stamps Design Team duties, so in the next little bit, I hope to catch up!

My first card features the Wee Henry Snorkel digi stamp and the life preserver from Hambo Stamps. I colored him up and paired him with some cute patterned paper by My Mind's Eye from the Quite Contrary line. I used my Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder to create the waves and then cut out the life preserver to use as an accent. I never made it to a pool all summer, so I guess I am living vicariously through Wee Henry!

Copic Colors Used:
Inner Tube: YG11, YG13, YG17
Spots: Y32, Y35, Y38
Trunks: B91, B93, B95
Snorkel/Mask: R22, R24, R27
Skin: E0000, E000, E00
Life Preserver: R22, R24, R27/YG11, YG13, YG17
Life Preserver Rope: E31, E33, E35