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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's a Pink & Yellow Birthday ~ C4CC22

The Cocoa Challenge for this week is Pink and Yellow! How precious are these colours that might conjure images of pink booties and daffodils? Spring is so fresh and pretty! 
Here you have Cookie peeking around her gift to the recipient...so sweet! She was available for free on Korin's birthday earlier this month, What a sweet gesture from Sweet 'n Sassy! You can now find her here
I pulled out some Basic Grey paper stacks (an older one called two scoops) that provided the colour scheme I needed! How very sweet indeed. I added the lovely shimmer ribbons from May Arts that I picked up from a local store. Colouring my digi image is a new thing for me...It provides an option for storing stamps - Yay!!  ;-)

Have a great Tuesday and join us over at the Crazy4Cocoa blog!!! Looking forward to your creations!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My thoughts are with you ~ C4CC21

Happy Tuesday ~ which can only mean another challenge from the Cocoa Crazies =)  Our theme this week is Thinking of You...Below you get a peek of Cocoa holding a note for a special someone.
Play along with us and be eligible to win three digis of your choice from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps the month of April!!! How cool is that? Enter for your opportunity to win by uploading your card to the linky tool here The only requirement is that you use Cocoa :-)

Love from Cocoa was my choice of Cocoa (hey, they're all cute) and pulled the sentiment from the new Spring Tulip set...I stamped and masked the sentiment the way I wanted to qualify my Cocoa. Isn't he sweet and thoughtful?  He looks great with the Echo Park dp and embellished with some Martha Stewart seam binding ribbon. I have been dying to use this fleur de lis spellbinder I bought a few weeks ago for only $2.65 (from one of those big box stores) I frequent with a little piece of paper called a coupon!!! I had a $10 giftcard to spend and I waited to pounce on this until a 50% coupon came around.

Sweet deal, even if I am a year late. Lol.

Enjoy your Day ~ looking forward to your Cocoa creations!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

In HIS Time ~ SSS104

Sketches Rock! I especially love this one from The Sweet Stop. They have a spin on their challenge this week and you can win a stamp set!!! Who needs another excuse to stamp? So here goes my interpretation of their sketch ~ I love this New Creature set I snagged at the Heirloom show last week! Not only does it have two beautiful winged butterflies but the coordinating scriptures and sentiments are equally pretty!
Here is a close-up view of the layers, flowers and bling from Prima. One of my go to products is the dimensionals from SU, perfect for height and dimension.

The butterfly taking wing amidst the pearls and rhinestones is a picture that God indeed makes all things new...The sentiment reminds me that God's timing is always best. Patience does not come naturally for me.

Love these colours from Basic Grey's Indian Summer paper pad. I love using the 6x6 paper pads for quick colour coordination. I added some shimmer to the butterfly with stickles stardust. The pom pom trim peeking beneath the layers is from my stash.

Thank you for visiting :-)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Enjoy Sketches ~

Love these old time favourites from Stampin UP! This Stamp appeared in a 7pc. set called Sketches in the Spring2003 mini Catalogue. Unfortunately, I don't ever keep sets unless I absolutely cannot part with them. At that time, I was interested in quick and easy - but then copics were not part of my life..;-)

At a local store, I found these being sold individually! Gasp...they are perfect for colouring and who doesn't dream by the seashore under a straw hat? Me, of course minus the straw hat. Ahhhh....I love the serene image and imagine the sounds and smells of the seashore.

I grabbed some bo-bunny paper, velvet trim, prima flowers and a few punches and this is my finished card. I could have done without the glitter pen. It didn't give me that translucent beauty that I imagined, rather opaque and gaudy leaves (blech!) oh well, we all need some shimmer right?

Have a great weekend! :-)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hugs & Kisses ~ SSS103

Sketches provide a launching pad for me to create...Lately, I have been colouring images that have been in my stamp cabinet and not seen ink for quite some time! This SSS103 caught my eye and here is my take on it using one such image...

Utilizing my latest fling with copics, I coloured this stamp I bought a number of years ago from Canada. It was created with proceeds going to victims of violence...my heart was so touched by this image that I called my stamping pals and we all placed an order for this stamp, called "It shouldn't hurt to be a child" by Heather's Stamping Haven in Ottawa, Ontario.

I used Marina Mist cardstock as my base and found some BoBunny patterned paper that matched and layered it onto my base. Next I pulled out some Me&My Big ideas matching dp and adhered them onto Night of Navy cardstock. The sentiment is from SNSS Love from Cocoa  which was perfect to add to this precious image. I added some chipboard brads on the lower corner from K&Co. So sweet! I love how it turned out.

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pie for Cocoa ~ C4CC20

Good Morning! My Card features dear little Cocoa on a masculine themed card. He is soo cute, I had to think a little....that is where digi stamps come in! These are fun to work with :-)

I chose this digi "Pie for Cocoa" that SNSS sent me when I was featured on their Sunday Spotlight back in the fall. I enlarged the image and printed him out on copic compatible cardstock and coloured him with copics. Using Echo Park papers I bought over the weekend from the SNSS booth, I textured, sponged colours and this is what I came up with. I added twill tabs (aren't they manly?) and tagged my sentiment using Antique Brads from SU. 

Join us this week using your cocoa images - over at the Crazy for Cocoa blog.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Name Above all Names~

One of my purchases at the Heirloom Show in Allentown at the ODBD booth....Love this stamp "He shall be called" I used as a background for the Nail cross. Wow, the Name that is above all others - totally indescribable!

Very simple card but yet making a bold statement ~ isn't that who Jesus was, Son of Man and Son of God. I love him.

I stamped the cross with memento black ink and coloured it with my copics. I also took a hint from some of the sweet ladies at SNSS when they coloured their pearls with their copics!!! wow, talk about having options. A girl needs that. :-)

Be on the lookout for Cocoa Crazies challenge tomorrow - enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Korin ~

My card is for the C4CC challenge and our theme this week is Birthday!!! Korin, the owner of Sweet n' Sassy stamps is celebrating her birthday today, so we are honouring her with a Blog Hop! Be sure to visit the blogs listed below and leave a comment for each one.

I have a few detailed shots of my card for easier viewing
Cocoa and cookies, what could be better for a birthday girl ~ add some sparkle and she is good to go...

but wait, a birthday is not complete without cake!!! add a dollop of sparkling red cool whip and layers of Chocolate goodness ~ yum!
and...what is this? chocolates dazzling with icing....with our little Cocoa overseeing the goodies~

And here you are with the whole card view ~ This was so much fun...I followed an online tutorial for Tri-Shutter Card to make my card by ODBD. The papers are from Marks Paper Co. August Collection. Thank you for visiting :-)

Now on with the Blog Hop ~
Tammy Maynard- http://tmaynard.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch with Motivet ~

This adorable Cat and Mouse in the rain are a little under the weather...great time to make friends when we find ourselves in the same predicament ~ hmmm, it does help to have a flourish of pearls and adorable flowers :-)
This image comes from Motivet, I finally got around to colouring this using my copics! Love the bright red umbrella with raindrops falling on it. Check out the little mouse wringing out his tail ~ absolutely cute!!!

I followed the sketch from the Sweet Stop Sketch102 check out all the submissions! they are fantastic. I needed a sketch to get me motivated this weekend. Enjoy your week!

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