Friday, April 29, 2011

FTTC115 So Sweet

Hello Everyone!!  Today I decided to play along with this week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - which is a sketch challenge hosted by the lovely Silke!!!  If you've seen the sketch, you'll realise mine is reversed.....I don't know why, the other way just wasn't working for me so I flipped it!  (I'm sure Silke won't mind!!  :)  ).

I decided to use the Berry Sweet set and inked it up with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (R32, R35, R39, R89, G12, G24, G28, V99, YG00, BG0000, BG000, C0, 0).  I used the sketch provided and constructed my base with white, red, white (pierced around the edge) and some MME DP that I found in my stash.  The circular panel is white cut with Beaded Circle Nesties, red cut with Large Circle Nesties and across the top so white crochet ribbon topped with white satin ribbon that was knotted on one side.  I cut my Raspberries out with Labels 11 Nestabilities and popped it up on foam tape.  Next I added a red button, threaded some silver cord through in and 'hung' my sentiment (also from Berry Sweet) from it.  To finish I added some Kaisercraft clear rhinestones to the corners.
Stamps - Berry Sweet (Flourishes)
Paper - White, Red Bazzill, MME DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Beaded Circle, Large Circle, Small Circle and Labels 11 Nestabilities, White Crochet Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, Red Button, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Kaisercraft Clear Rhinestones, Silver Cord, Foam Tape.

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Life is Blessed

Hello Everyone!!!  Today's card has been made for this week's CopicOz Challenge, hosted by yours truly!!!  :)  Instead of making a Mother's Day card, I've challenged you to create a card to Celebrate Women!  If you want to make a Mother's Day card, than GREAT that works, but you CAN make a card (or any kind of project as long as you use your Copic Markers!) for any of those special women in your life.....Sister, Grandmother, Aunt, BFF!  Let's see you celebrate those wonderful women in your life and link up your project to the CopicOz Blog HERE!!

For today's card I started with a base of white, layered with deep pink and more white and topped with some MME Quite Contrary DP which I sewed around the edge.  The flower image is from Flourishes' Lenten Rose stamp set and has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (R81, R83, R85, G40, G82, G85, G99, BG000, BG0000, E51, E53, C0, C1, C3, 0).  It was cut out with Large Rectangle Nestabilities and matted with light pink bazzill cut with the matching scallop nesties.  The sentiment is from Flourishes' Spring Bouquet stamp set, also stamped in Tuxedo Black and cut out with Fancy Tags Three Spellbinders.  (I actually trimmed one of the top flourish bits so it would fit neatly under the flower petal.)  While it was still in the Spellbinders Die, I airbrushed it with my R85 Copic Marker.  Both the image and sentiment panels were popped up on foam tape.  I finished by adding a wide white satin ribbon and a couple of Kasiercraft Snow White Pearls.

Stamps - Lenten Rose, Spring Bouquet (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Deep Pink and Light Pink Bazzill, White, MME Quite Contrary DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Fancy Tags 3, Large Rectangle and Lg Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, White Satin Ribbon, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape.

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you play along with me at CopicOz!!  :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Copic News!

Hello Everyone!!  If you are an Aussie or Kiwi, you are eligible to enter this years Copic Card Challenge!!  The cards will be on display at this year's Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo!!  Don't forget - if you are going to this year's expo, we will be teaching Beginner and Beginner Extended Classes, so book your spot now!!!  :)

This year's colours for the Copic Card Challenge are BV00, G82 and RV21 and you have until June 3rd to send in your entry - all the details can by found on the Copicmarker Australia Website!!

Prizes Worth $450 to be Won - 1 Winner & 2 Runners Up

The winner will receive a set of 36 Copic Ciao markers, a pack of 10 sheets of X-Press It Blending Card and a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad valued at approximately $270. The two runners up will receive a set of 12 Copic Ciao markers, a pack of 10 sheets of X-Press It Blending Card and a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad valued at approximately $90.

Bonus Prizes Worth $40 to be Won

Use any La-La Land Crafts image in your project and you could win a bonus prize of three of the La-La Land Crafts, Marci stamps, valued at approximately $40.

How to Enter

To enter this competition, please submit your original card together with a completed entry form. Please note entries will not be returned unless a stamp self addressed envelope in included with sufficient postage to send from within Australia.

Download Entry Form

Send entires to;
Copic Card Challenge
P.O.Box 80
Moorabbin VIC 3189

Entries must be received by 3th June 2011 at the above address.
See entry form for Terms and Conditions of Entry.

ALSO... if you are interested in any of the upcoming Copic Certification Classes, there are still places available!!!  Please Email Sascha at Head Office to register your interest!!   

Well, that's all the Copic News from me today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thought of You Today

Hello Everyone!!!  Today's card was made using this week's Mojo Monday Sketch and I was also able to play with the new A Warm Hello stamp set by JustRite Stampers!  This is a 1 5/8th circle size set of 9 borders and centres - which I thought would be perfect for this sketch!
I started with a base of aqua bazzill and layered with white, Pumpkin Pie and some MME Mabel DP.  The horizontal panel is more Pumpkin punched with the EK single curve punch, topped with aqua and some white organdy ribbon.  The vertical panel is white topped with more Mabel DP and then wrapped around the whole card is some white satin ribbon.  I stamped the sentiment from A Warm Hello in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut out with Small Circle Nestabilites, matting with the smallest of the Lacey Circle Nestabilities.  The border was stamped in Memento Tangelo and cut out with Large Circle Nestabilities, matted with Pumpkin cut out with Small Circle Nestabilities and matted again using aqua cut with Blossom 3 Nestabilities!!  You know the best thing????  You can do them all at once with the Grand Calibur!!!!  Talk about time saver!!!!  :)  I popped the whole sentiment panel up on foam tape and added a bow to the ribbon.  I realised I don't own any clear rhinestones, so I coloured them with a YR18 Copic Marker and voila.......matching embellishments!!  :)

Stamps - A Warm Hello (JustRite)
Paper - Aqua Bazzill, White, Pumpkin Pie, MME Mabel DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Tangelo
Accessories - Large Circle, Small Circle, Lacey Circle and Blossom 3 Nestabilities, Copic Marker, Clear Rhinestones, White Organdy Ribbon, White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, EK Success Single Embossed Curve Punch, Foam Tape.

Another cool thing has been happening at JustRite recently.......their shipping prices have changed!!!  For my Aussie friends, you'll notice a BIG difference in the price of shipping!!!

We know in this economy every penny counts! In an effort to help your shopping dollars go further we have revised our shipping policies:

For US Customers  FREE SHIPPING FOR ALL U.S. ORDERS OVER $200.00!!  

For Canadian Customers - Same shipping rates but all orders will now be shipped priority mail -so you get them sooner!!  We know how long you wait for orders!! 

For International Customers- New shipping rates - that you will be over the moon about!!

 Under $50 -- now $12.95
 $50-$99    -- now  $19.95
 $100-$199 --now $29.95
 $200-$299  - now $39.95
 $300-$399 --now $49.95
 $400-$499-- now $69.95
 $500-$699 -  now  $79.95
 $700-$999 -  now $99.95
 $1000 or more now just $129.95

 That's all I have for you for now!!  I hope wherever you are this week-end, that you have a wonderful and blessed Easter celebrating the resurrection of Christ!!  (And don't eat too much chocolate!)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Psst.....Have you heard????

There's a brand new Copic Marker Australia competition happening!  Simply upload a picture of a Copic coloured La La Land Crafts image to the Copic Marker Australia Facebook Page!!  The three images with the most 'likes' by the end of May 15th will each receive Two Acrylic Blocks AND a Copic Colour Swatch Book!!!!

Along with Copic Markers and La La Land Crafts Stamps, you can now buy acrylic blocks through your local Copic Stockist!

Today I've used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - what a fab layout!!!  I've used Birthday Marci by La La Land Crafts and coloured her with Copic Markers (you can find even more inspiration at the La La Land Crafts Customer Gallery).....

Dress - R81, R83, R85, R89
Skin - E000, E01, E11, R20 (for blush and lips)
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55, YR31
Present - G40, G82, G85
Ribbons - YR20, YR21, YR24
Panda - C0, C1, C3, C5, 0

The base was made of Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Rose Red and October Afternoon Fly a Kite DP.  The next panel is more Kiwi topped with more OA DP and trimmed two of the corners with a corner rounder.  Then I cut a circle of more OA DP using Small Circle Nestabilities and matted with Very Vanilla cut with Lacey Circle Nestabilities.  I added some white organdy ribbon and topped with a double looped bow.  I then cut out Marci with scissors and popped her up on some X-press It Foam Tape.  To finish, I simply added a couple of Clear Rhinestones to the corner.

Stamps - Birthday Marci (La La Land Crafts)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Rose Red, October Afternoon Fly a Kite DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Small Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, EK Success Corner Rounder, White Organdy Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Clear Rhinestones, Scissors, Foam Tape.

What are you waiting for???  Start colouring, don't forget to 'like' your favourite and tell all your friends!!!  :)

Thanks for visiting and happy colouring!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

FTTC113 Flowers!!!

Hello Everyone!!  Anyone who regularly visits my blog would know of my love of flowers, so when I saw this week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge to use flowers, you know I'm going to have to play along right!!  :)

I did, however decide to do something a little different and instead of a card (*GASP*) - I made a candle!!  I used Sunflowers by Flourishes, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics (YR12, YR16, YR18, G24, G28, R27, E33, YR24).

I used a sentiment from the same set for the back, coloured some ribbon to match and accented with some twine and a button.  Quick and easy, but turned out beautifully!  :)

Stamps - Sunflowers (Flourishes)
Paper - Tissue Paper, Wax Paper
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Candle, Copics, White Organdy Ribbon, Twine, Button, Heat Gun

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo

Hello Everyone!!!  Are you planning on going to the Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Convention and Expo over June long week-end??  I'm going to be there working on the Copic Booth AND I'll be teaching Beginner Classes on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9:30 - 11:30am!

This info has just been released by the organisers of the Expo......

The long awaited program for the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo & Convention is now available on the website and bookings will be live from 10am Friday April 15.

The automated booking system makes it easy to see which classes are available - and you can book for a friend at the same time if you wish. All you will need is the internet and a credit card.

And if you're fascinated by felting, enthralled by embroidery or passionate about printing, you'll love this other event - The Textile Art Festival - which will be on in the hall next door. That's right - two great shows for the price of one! So, log on to our website this Friday and don't miss out - it happens only once a year!

This June long weekend, Brisbane is the place to be..

June 11 to 13, 2011 Open 9am to 5pm daily
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

If you'd like to read more about the class, here's the direct link to my class - Classroom 8 Session 1 - Colour with Copic, Introduction to Blending
Even if you don't book into a class, I hope you'll stop by the booth and say hello!!  :)

Copic Colours for the tag....
E000, E01, E11, E50, E51, E53, YR31, R20, R81, R83, R85, BG0000, BG10, BG11, E25, E29, E49, E31, E33, E35

Image by La La Land Crafts - Sugar and Spice Marci (Available in Australia wherever you buy Copic Markers.)  You can find their Customer Gallery HERE.

Happy Colouring!
Kathy  :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Introducing Be Happy

Hello Everyone!!  Today the team at JustRite are introducing another of the April releases called Be Happy!  With four fun borders and verse sentiments that are ribbed to work with the 2" Square Wood Stamper, this is a great set to make those quick thank you and 'just because' cards!  :)
I started with a base of dark aqua bazzill and layered with white and yellow card, topped with some MME Hazel DP.  I pierced around the edges of the DP and then stamped two corners with a corner stamp from Signs of Life in Memento Rich Cocoa.  The next panel is more aqua and topped with more MME Hazel DP.  Next I cut out the yellow bazzill using the Fleur de Lis Pendant die and popped it up on foam tape.  I stamped both the border and the sentiment in blue - the border onto a White Twinchie Square and the sentiment onto the white Inchie + square and adhered them both to the centre of the Fleur de Lis panel.  Finally I added some ribbon and flowers to two of the corners and a few Kaisercraft Lemon Pearls to the centre panel.

Stamps - Be Happy, Signs of Life (JustRite)
Paper - Aqua, Yellow, White Bazzill, MME Hazel DP
Ink - Blue, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories - Inchie Arts Squares, Fleur de Lis Pendant Die, Organza Ribbon, White ZVA flowers, Kaisercraft Lemon Pearls, Foam Tape, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack.

Don't miss all the beautiful creations made by the JR Team today.....

Sharon Harnist
Kellie Fortin
Stephanie Kraft
Kathy Jones
Angela Barkhouse
Heidi Blankenship

That's all for today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!!  :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Introducing Forever Friends

Hello Everyone!  If you've been following the JustRite Inspiration Blog, you'll know that each day this week and through to next Wednesday we are introducing the new April Releases!  Today we are introducing the new Cling set called Forever Friends!
Fun borders and fabulous sentiments for friends, sisters and birthdays!  I don't know about you, but I make A LOT of Birthday Cards and get excited to see new birthday things!  :)

My card today started with a base of red and layered with vanilla and more red and topped with some October Afternoon Modern Homemaker DP.  I then took another piece of October Afternoon DP for the square panel and sewed around the edge.  I stamped the border from Forever Friends in red, cut it out with Labels 3 Nestabilities and popped it up on X-press It Foam Tape.  Next I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black, cut it out and popped it up also on foam tape.  Around the top I added some ivory ribbon and topped with red satin ribbon.  I finished by adding a red satin bow to the ribbon and some buttons around the sentiment panel.

Stamps - Forever Friends (JustRite)
Paper - White, Real Red, Very Vanilla, October Afternoon Modern Homemaker DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Red
Accessories - Labels 3, Ivory and Red Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape, Scissors.

Don't miss all the AWESOME creations the girls have been making with this set!!!!

Kellie Fortin
Becca Feeken
Michele Kovack
Debbie Olson
Kathy Jones
Stephanie Kraft
Angela Barkhouse
Heidi Blankenship

Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!!  :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Introducing Signs of Life

Hello Everyone!!  Today JustRite Stampers are introducing another new stamp set for April!  This one is called Signs of Life and comes in CLING!!  Such a fun set with mix and match signs to go with the bracket and also coordinate with many of the Spellbinders sets - S4-189 Labels Three, S4-291 Labels Fifteen, S4-295 Lacey Squares, S4-301 labels Sixteen, S4-297 Labels Twelve!
I used this week's Crazy for Challenges sketch (C4C81) for the layout and used a base of aqua, vanilla, chocolate and MME Hazel DP.  Across the bottom is more chocolate punched with the MS Iron Gate punch and topped with more MME DP.  Over this I added some ivory satin ribbon and topped with dark cream ribbon.  The main panel has had the bracket stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.  The 'sign' from Signs of Life was stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves and cut out with Labels 3 Nestabilities.  I wanted to add a little depth so it didn't blend into the background so much so I airbrushed E55 over the sign and then added a little to the corners of the background panel.  I stamped the sentiment from Signs of Life in Memento Rich Cocoa and cut it out with Small Circle Nestabilities and popped it up on foam tape.  Next I took one of the corner stamps from the same set and stamped each of the top corners (also in Rich Cocoa) and added a Chocolate Pearl to each.  Finally I added a bow topped with a button.

Stamps - Signs of Life (JustRite)
Paper - Aqua Bazzill, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, MME Hazel DP
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Bamboo Leaves 
Accessories - Labels 3 and Small Circle Nestabilities, MS Iron Gate Punch, Ivory and Dark Cream Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Button, Twine, Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearls, Foam Tape.

Don't miss the awesome creations made by the JustRite Team....

Kellie Fortin
Sharon Harnist
Kathy Jones
Michele Kovack
Angela Barkhouse
Barb Schram

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting!!!!  :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Beauty of Springtime Colours

Hello Everyone!!!  It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's another Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!!  This month it's the Beauty of Springtime Colors! Soft shades that remind us of spring flowers sprouting from the ground - these shades are the focus of this month's BBB challenge! The color choice is yours! Link your Bring Back Beauty Challenge card here to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB09. You have until April 30th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog! 

Today I've chosen to use one of my FAV sets - Butterflies and Blossoms!  I just love the beautiful Clematis and Butterflies and it just sings Spring to me!!!

I started with a base of Very Vanilla and layered with green bazzill, more vanilla punched with the MS Lattice Arch punch and then topped with some green Papermania Rose Garden DP and some pink taffeta ribbon.  The next panel is more Rose Garden DP matted with pale pink bazzill.  I stamped the Butterflies and Blossoms image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (RV000, RV10, RV13, G20, G21, G24, Y21, Y23, YR23, YR24, BG0000, E51). It was cut out with Large Rectangle Nestabilities and matted with green bazzill cut with Lacey Rectangle Nestabilities.  The sentiment is from the same set and has also been stamped in Tuxedo Black and cut with Small Oval Nestabilities and popped up on foam tape.  Next I added a pink taffeta bow (ribbon care of my sweet friend Angie!) and sprinkled a few Kaisercraft Blush Pearls.

Stamps - Butterflies and Blossoms (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Green and Pink Bazzill, Very Vanilla, Papermania Rose Garden DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Large and Lacey Rectangle Nestabilities, Small Oval Nestabilities, MS Arch Lattice Punch, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Bow Easy, Sewing Machine, Kaisercraft Blush Pearls, Foam Tape.

Just wait until you see the Beautiful Springtime Colours creations made by the other Beauty Girls!!!

Beate Johns

Cindy Coutts

Heather Jensen

Julie Koerber 

Laura Fredrickson

Yvonne Hagane

Hope you are inspired to stamp along with us!!  Thanks for visiting!!!!  :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

JRC_052 Inspired by Colour!

Hello Everyone!!!  Today it's another JustRite Stampers Challenge and this week we have the pleasure of hopping with some of the Copic Instructors!!!  This week is a colour challenge based on the inspiration picture above.  You don't have to use the Copic Colours listed, they are only a guide!  You can choose any combination of these colors (or just one, for perhaps a monochromatic project) or all colors or just get inspiration from the photo.  Neutrals from the photo can also be used: cream & brown.  What colour is inspiring you???
I decided to lean more towards the blues and greens with a hint of orange flowers!  :)  I actually began by stamping the birdhouse from Birdhouses in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copic Markers (B91, B95, B97, E50, E51, E53, BG000, Y21, Y35, Y38, YG03, YG63, YG67, 0).  I then very carefully cut it out and placed it aside.  Next I stamped a border also from Birdhouses in Memento Bamboo Leaves and cut it out with Circle Nestabilities and matted with Old Olive cut with circle and scallop circle Nestabilities.  I then used some twine to create a hanging string for the birdhouse.  The sentiment is from the Happy Everything set has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut with JustRite's custom die set called Nested Sentiment Dies and then popped up on foam tape.

Stamps - Birdhouses, Happy Everything (JustRite)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Old Olive, White, MME Lush DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves
Accessories - Copics, Large, Small and Scalloped Large Circle Nestabilities, Nested Sentiment Dies, MS Lattice Arch Punch, White and Blue Satin Ribbons, Bow Easy, Twine, Clear Rhinestones, Foam Tape.

For more beautiful and inspiring ideas, just wait till you see the creations made by these girls.....
JustRite Inspiration Blog
Sharon Harnist
Beate Johns
Lori Craig
Bianca Mandity

You can find all the challenge details on the JustRite Inspiration Blog!!!  Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp and play along with us!!!  :)


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