The Stamps I Use

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #42 - with Digi Darla

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge!

As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor - DigiDarla Designs! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

In the meantime, here are TWO cards I created using the "Ye Olde Sailing Ship" image from Digi Darla Designs (it was a freebie for their Copy Cat challenge back in September).

This is the first card that I made...



and since I had coloured a second copy of the image, I decided I may as well make a second card - same papers as the first card but just a different layout.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, brown Bazzill textured card stock for mats
  • patterned papers: Authentique "Strong"
  • digital image: Digi Darla Designs "Ye Olde Sailing Ship", coloured with Copic Markers (E50, E51, E42, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG45, BG09, R56), sky is sponged with CTMH Heavenly Blue
  • sentiments: Verve "Small Phrases" (first card), "Small Celebrations" (second card)
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles (first card), Labels Four (second card)
  • embellishments: brads (second card)
  • layouts: first card: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #204, second card: improvising with the same pieces for a slightly different look.

additional challenges for these cards:


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 27, 2014

It was fun while it lasted...

Hi folks,

Well there's some sad news in the stamping world today - you can read the announcement over at the Yumi & Fumi Handmade blog.

If you are a frequent visitor, then you know I was on the DT as part of Team Fumi - and a fun DT it was! I'll be forever thankful to Leanne & Renate' for having me as a part of the Y&F ohana.

Be sure to tune in at Y&FH during the next few days as we bid a fond adieu to everyone who got creative with Yumi, Fumi, AJ, Chase and Chuckles in the last 18 months. You'll see some old faves AND a few creations we had waiting in the wings.

If you would like to take a peek at my Y&FH creations, just follow the link here to my various posts here on the blog. Of course, if you take a look at SplitCoastStampers, you'll be able to find lots of creations lots more folks who enjoyed creating with Y&FH.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Yumi & Fumi Handmade - Challenge #30 Reminder

Hi folks,

today Team Fumi is reminding you that we are at the mid-way point of the current challenge at Yumi & Fumi Handmade and it's a sketch from our wonderful Leanne!

Here's the sketch:



and here's the card I created!




Be sure to play along for your chance to win some goodies from Y&FH! Be sure to check out the Challenge Guidelines as they were just updated this week. Looking forward to having you play along!

Card Details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "Lucky in Love" (loving the aqua and pink colours in this paper pad)
  • stamped image: Yumi & Fumi Handmade "Yumi" from the "Yumi & Fumi" image coloured with Copic Markers (E30, E31, E34, E44, E47, E49, BG0000, BG000, R20, R21, R22)
  • sentiment: Verve "Making A Statement" (stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa)
  • embellishments: felt heart, cream lace/chocolate velvet ribbon from my stash
additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 24, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #41 - with Meljens Designs

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge!




As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor - Meljen's Designs! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

A friend of mine slipped on the ice recently and broke a rib (quite literally as she arrived home from a trip to Jamaica). I made this card to cheer her up (along with a batch of Jamaican Patties) using the very cute "Happy Little Whale" from Meljens Designs.

card details:
additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #40 - with Louby Loo

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge!

As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor - Digitial Delights by Louby Loo! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

This week, my card features a stamp from Some Odd Girl that I picked up at a crop I attended a couple of months ago. It's my first time inking up this image and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.



card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye Indie Chic "Nutmeg"
  • stamped image: Some Odd Girl "Cupcake Mae", coloured with Copic Markers (E11, E13, E15, E55, E57, E59, E47, E49, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG53, R32, R35, R37, Y19, Y17)
  • adhesive gems from my stash
  • layout: Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 465
challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Yumi & Fumi Handmade - Spotlight Thursday

Hi folks,

It's Thursday and that means that it is time for another showcase over at the Yumi & Fumi Handmade blog. Today it's my turn and I decided it was high time that cutie pie "AJ" from the "Back 2 School" series got a little face time on the blog.




If you swing by the Y&FH blog today, I've even got a tutorial for you on how I go about colouring up this adorable image with my Copic Markers.

card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, navy and red card stock for mats
  • patterned papers: My Minds Eye Six By Six "School Daze"
  • stamped image: Yumi & Fumi Handmade "AJ" from the Back 2 School Series, coloured with Copic Markers (E11, E13, E15, E93, R20, E55, E57, E59, E47, E49, oops I forget the colours I used for his clothing!)
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
  • layout: Splitcoaststampers Sketch 469
challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by - don't forget to swing by my post at the Yumi and Fumi Handmade blog for all the details of how I coloured up AJ!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Yumi & Fumi Handmade - Challenge #29

Hi folks!

It's Sunday, it's a New Year and Yumi & Fumi Handmade are back from our Christmas break! Our first challenge for the New Year was showcased last week by Team Yumi and this week Team Fumi is reminding everyone that you have until this coming Friday to enter your project for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

I've been toying with the idea of creating a monthly desk calendar featuring a different Y&FH image each month (I do have all of the images after all) and finally came up with a plan with which I am forging ahead!

A monthly calendar that converts to a card after the month is gone!!




So - do you see how I'm making this work? First, I picked up a 5x7 clear acrylic photo frame at the dollar store. Then I simply made a 5 x 7 card - where one of the panels affixed to the front of the card is a monthly calendar. In this case, January 2014!



I also created a sentiment panel the same size as the calendar panel (you can see it in the first photo). After January has come and gone, simply remove the calendar card from the frame, cover the calendar panel with the sentiment panel and you have a card ready for gifting!




Easy peasy! Be sure to check back in the coming months as I feature each of the calendars/cards for the rest of the year! And don't forget to enter this week's challenge!


card details:
  • finished size: 5 x 7 inches, CTMH Heavenly Blue card stock for the base, white card stock mat
  • patterned papers: CTMH "Believe"
  • stamped image: Yumi & Fumi Handmade "Winter Chuckles", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93,YG61, YG63, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, E53, E55, E57, E59, R21, R22, R24) 
  • CTMH Heavenly Blue buttons from my stash
  • Karen Foster Designs "Christmas Phrases" sticker from my stash
additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #39 with ARandomFan

Hi folks!!!

We're back with our first challenge of the year for the Sister Act Card Challenge!

This week's sponsor is new to Sister Act and it is "ARandomFan". Be sure to check out her delightful digi's at her Etsy shop here.

For my card this week, I decided to work with this cute little image "Share A Latte".




As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, dark brown textured Bazzill card stock for mats
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny "Crazy Love", edges inked with Memento Rich Cocoa
  • digital image: ARandomFan  "Share A Latte", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, E33, R81, R83, R46)
  • sentiment: Verve "Delightful & Delicious"
  • Red & White Butcher's Twine from my stash
  • corner rounder punch
  • layout: Cardmaps January 2014

As always, thanks for stopping by!

additional challenges for this card:



Monday, January 6, 2014

Clean And Simple with Skater Ian

Hi folks,

Back today to share a birthday card I made recently for dearly beloved's oldest nephew. He's a very active kid - into sports and the like, particularly hockey. But, since I've already made cards for him with all of my hockey player stamps, I pulled this oldie but goodie out of my binder of stamps from "The Greeting Farm" to make this Clean and Simple card for his birthday.





card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, red card stock mat
  • patterned papers: Carta Bella "Beach Boardwalk"
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm "Skater Ian", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, B91, B93, B95, E21, E23, E25, YR04)
  • sentiment: Verve "Small Celebrations"
  • buttons from my stash
challenges for this card:


Saturday, January 4, 2014

The First Y&FH birthday of 2014!

Hi Everybody!!!!

Today we are celebrating the first birthday of the new year for the Yumi & Fumi Handmade Design Team. That's right - today is Melissa's birthday and we thought we would take the time to send her some extra birthday cheer!!!


Hope you have a fabulous birthday, Melissa!

card details:

challenges for this card:
As always - thanks so very much for stopping by! I hope you come back again soon!

Friday, January 3, 2014

A new baby

Hi folks,

It's Friday and, normally, I would be sharing my creation for the Sister Act Card Challenge today. We're still on our Christmas break (until NEXT Friday, January 10th) so I don't have anything to officially share. But I figured I WOULD do a little reminder post that you can still link up until then to our current "Anything Goes" card challenge (#38).

We recently welcomed a new baby to my dearly beloved's family - another niece! The girls definitely outnumber the boys in our extended families - between us dearly beloved and I have three nephews and NINE nieces.

This is the card I made to go with the gift to welcome baby Peyton to the family - very C.A.S. as I was kind of pressed for time when I made it.




card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, CTMH Blush for the circular mat
  • patterned papers: DCWV Nana's Nursery "Baby Girl". I bought that 12x12 stack of paper what seems like year ago but it always comes in handy for baby girl cards!
  • stamped image and sentiment: Verve "Treasured Words"
challenges for this card: