Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's a Cupcake Challenge!

Is there a better topic out there than cupcakes? Pardon me while I channel my inner Homer Simpson. Mmmmm....cupcakes.

For my card, I chose the new Leigh Hannan Egg Cupcake (D2427). I don't think I have seen a cupcake with Easter eggs on it before, but I like it! It is a nice change from bunnies and jellybeans.

I colored the cupcake with Copic markers and then decorated it with some Stickles, some yellow rhinestones, and some Glossy Accents on the eggs. Here is a close up of the embellishments:

Don't mock me, but I used the Cover a Card Canvas (CC073) AGAIN...this time with the addition of the Cover a Card Large Dots (CC007). For the saying, I added an image from the Greetings Galore clear set (CL48).

Want to see more cupcake goodness? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, Kelli, and Shirley created. Be sure to visit the various blogs since many of us chose to use some of the new stamps.

Want to play along? You can find all of the information here, and you could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Upcoming Classes

I have to confess that I have definitely neglected updating the "Classes" tab at the top of my blog. I thought it was about time to fix it. The picture above shows 5 of the 10 cards we will be doing in my 10 in 10 Memory Box class next Sunday, February 20th. I hope you can join me! Here is a list of the classes I have scheduled:

Memory Box 10 in 10: Sunday, February 20th 12:30-2:30pm
Impression Obsession Spring: Sunday, February 27th 12:30-2:30pm
Beautiful Batik: Monday, February 28th 6:30-8:30pm
Memory Box Colored Pencils: Sunday, March 6th 12:30-2:30pm
Intro to Distress Inks: Monday, March 13th 6:30-8:30pm
Crazy for Copics: Sunday, March 27th 12:00-2:00pm
Copics II: Sunday, March 27th 2:30-4:30pm
Impression Obsession Backgrounds: Sunday, April 3rd 12:30-2:30pm

Hope everyone has had a great weekend!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday Trigger

With Valentine's Day almost upon us, I was inspired to play along with the latest Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. Here is the inspiration photo:

As always, I took a rather literal translation. I used a similar color palette and theme for my card. I couldn't help myself. After all, we are talking about CHOCOLATE. How could I choose
something else?

For my card, I used all stamps from Impression Obsession. I stamped the Truffle Tree (G2084) onto light yellow cardstock with black Memento ink. I colored the truffles, trunk, and leaves with Copic markers and then sponged some green chalk around everything to give it some color. I distressed the edges of the light yellow cardstock with Tea Dye Distress ink and added a saying (good friends with chocolate C5405). Finally, I layered the piece onto some medium yellow cardstock that I stamped with the Cover a Card Thin Stripes (CC001) using Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan ink.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and a happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

IO Challenge and New Video

Time for another Impression Obsession challenge, and this time the theme is "Is it Spring Yet?" I have to say, it may be rainy and cold here, but I am eternally grateful that we don't have the snow that the rest of the US seemed to get over the past few days. Yikes!

For my card, I used two stamps to get the chick image. First I stamped the Solid Chick 1 onto white paper using yellow ink. I then used a stamp positioner to add the Chick 1 on top using black ink (it is an outline stamp). The nice thing about two-step stamping is that I didn't have to color the chick later with markers, pencils, or paint. It was really quick to color!

For the layering piece, I stamped the Daffodil Border repeatedly with Black Memento Ink. I then colored the flowers with Copic markers and edged the piece with yellow ink. To get the decorative card, I stamped the Canvas Cover a Card background in peach ink on a yellow card.

Are you curious about Impression Obsession Cover a Cards and how to use them? I made a new video that is an into stamping backgrounds with the Mega Mount acrylic block. You can view the video on my blog, or you can see a larger version of it over on YouTube here. The video stamp credits are also listed over on YouTube.

Feeling the winter blues and need some Spring inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Deborah, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, Kathy, and Shirley created.

Want to play along? You can find all of the information here, and you could even win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate!