Monday, November 29, 2010

Gina K December Release Previews!

I am so excited to be part of Gina K's team of designers and illustrators, and to share with you some previews of our upcoming December release!

My first card is paper-pieced using Melanie Muenchinger's Mugs and Kisses!  I used a very girlie floral print from Basic Grey's Curio, shaded with warm gray Copic markers and Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink.

ivory, kraft Pure Luxury card stock
rectangle nestabilities
Memento ink
Copic markers
sheer organza ribbon
pearl (tinted with Copics)

Melanie's Mugs and Kisses inspired the layout of my second card, a tea bag holder made using Tami Mayberry's lovely "Block Greetings."  I used a pale shade of orange to ink the entire stamp, then colored over the leaves directly onto the block with a pale green marker for a two-toned image.

The inside of the card forms a small triangular pocket which is just perfect for tucking a tea bag or a gift card. My girlfriends would appreciate this little "invitation" to take a moment to pamper themselves after cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner or anytime during the hectic month of December!    

sweet mango, creme de menthe Pure Luxury card stock

oval, scalloped oval, and square nestabilities
Memento ink
Copic markers
twill ribbon
pearls (tinted with Copics)

Here is a list of the designers sharing previews of these sets:
I'll be back later this week to share some more previews with you...and then I'll hope to see you at the release party Thursday night on StampTV!

Hoppy Holidays!

This hoppy little fella is one of my favorite OCL Christmas images...I guess he is just "Cajun" enough to really appeal to me, as did his Easter counterpart!  He was stamped with Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, and cut/embossed with square nestabilities.  His scarf has a bit of warm Rockstar Red Sparkly Fluff texture. 

i {heart} papers is offering Our Craft Lounge products at 40% off today, Cyber-Monday, only!  Better hurry!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Through Midnight!

There's still time to take advantage of special savings this Thanksgiving weekend! Visit Gina K Designs to place your order before midnight tonight!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

LAD Thanksgiving Weekend SALE!

Lizzie Anne Designs' Thanksgiving weekend SALE is in full swing!  The entire store is 40 - 50% off, Black Friday - Cyber Monday!

We'll also be including a free holiday-themed stamp single of our choice with every order over $25!

Monthly Mix Club special this weekend: Get a past Mix set FREE with every new member sign-up! Just email us with the past Mix set of your choice after registering for the club. Friday-Monday only.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 26, 2010

i {heart} papers Black Friday sale!

i {heart} papers Black Friday sale!
One weekend - two specials!

From Black Friday through Sunday (midnight EST) use the code black25dt for 25% off any order $25 or more. This is the biggest discount IHP has ever offered so take advantage of it while you can!

Then, in celebration of Cyber Monday, after the 25% off coupon has expired, there will be over 600 items on steep, steep discount - some up to 50% off! So shop early with your 25% off coupon to get what you really NEED to get and then come back on Monday to see all the fantastic savings that are left!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sweet and Sparkly!

The girls from the {stamps} of Life have teamed up with PKGlitz to bring you some sweet sparkly goodness for the holidays!

I stamped a candy cane from Christmas2build, shaded it with a few cool gray Copic markers, glittered it up with Red Hot Chili Pepper glitter glitz and embellished it with some glittering holly leaves and berries.  The "gift" to which it is attached was made with tape lines and Gilded Grape Leaf glitter glitz...stripes like this are so easy to do, and they have such a dramatic effect with all that sparkle, even on a simple layout!  I added a sheer gilded bow and ruched the streamers to dress up one corner.

Visit the PKGlitz blog to see what their design team did with TSOL stamps, and check out their interview with Stephanie!  Don't forget to check out the {stamps} of Life blog for more TSOL+PKGlitz projects!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It means so much!

This morning I'm sharing a bright, fun card whose color combo is one of my favorites!  I used scraps of Cosmo Cricket and The Girls' Paperie designer paper, SU and Tim Holtz distress inks for this design, which is embellished with velvet scallops, feminine lace, a stitched-ribbon bow and buttons.  The graceful leaves and wonderful friendship sentiment are from the {stamps} of Life set, friends4ever.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

You're Sweet!

Here's a very simple design made with a cute stamp from Lizzie Anne's October mix, Sweet and Spooky.  I used SU markers directly to the stamp for a quick and easy card which makes me smile as I look forward to this week...I'll be making some yummy apple pie for Thanksgiving!  

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lizzie Anne Design Team Challenge!

This month Tricia challenged us to make a wreath using our Lizzie Anne stamps.  I must tell ya, at first, I thought this was a real doozie of a challenge!  I kept looking at the inspiration image and drawing a big ole blank.

I had already colored and cut a couple of pairs of these cute little mittens from our newest mix in preparation to make a Christmas card.  When I sat down to get to work on a challenge project and saw them on my work bench, this idea dawned on me.

I colored and cut two more pairs so that they would fit evenly around the snowflake-wintertime sentiment, also from Warmest Wishes, making a wreath of several layers of nestabilities circles of different colors.  The openings in the eyelet circle were just large enough to push some glitter dome "snowballs" through them to the bottom layer so that they were perfectly placed and peeking through from underneath.  A teeny tiny red rhinestone adorns the center of the sentiment, and the top sports a big bow of recycled sheer white ribbon!

In the close-up photograph you can see the subtle Copic highlights and shadows that were added to the mittens, the sentiment, and the outer edge of the green circle.  Little details like this really *make* a card!  Especially when the layout is a very CAS design like this one.

Can't wait to see what the rest of our team did with this challenge!  I am sure they came up with some great ideas that will leave us all wondering why we didn't think of 'em without seeing theirs first!  Ha!  Find teasers to their projects and links to their blogs on the Lizzie Anne Designs blog!  Have fun exploring and being inspired!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

OCL Blog Hop!

Did you enjoy yesterday's sneak peeks of the soon-to-be-released OCL Valentine sets?  I'm sure your answer is yes, unless you haven't had the chance to hop yet!  If that's the case, be sure to scroll down to yesterday's post so you can see catch links to all four upcoming sets and what our design team has done with them so far!

Yesterday was a look forward to new sets, and today we are glancing back at some previously released sets that deserve a second look!  Be sure to leave a comment on every blog for the chance to win a free stamp set!

The set I'm sharing with you today, Sweet on You, is one that was released last November during my last month as a member of SCS' Dirty Dozen.  Here's a sketch challenge card that I made for that gallery, which had the theme of "In Touch with Texture."  I used Copic markers to color the strawberries, then made the chocolate glossy with some clear EP.  They looked almost good enough to eat!

Here's another Sweet on You card with some "calorie free" cake for a sweet friend!  This one is made with some of my favorite designer paper from October Afternoon.  The cake was stamped with Memento ink, colored with Copic markers and a clear Spica pen, then cut/embossed/matted with a nestabilities square and lacey square.  I used a layout that would showcase several of these fun prints, keeping things fairly CAS with only a button-tied red twill ribbon and tiny jewel for embellishments.  All of the papers were lightly sponged with distress ink to emphasize the warm colors and their contrast against the cool blue-green.

How would you like to win this fun set?  Just look at how cute it is, and what fun sentiments it includes!

Remember the guidelines for entering to win!
  • you MUST leave contact information in order to be entered - so make sure you're signed in to blogger and/or leave your email information
  • you can enter on each blog once each day (if you didn't comment on yesterday's posts, visit those too!)
  • you will only be eligible to win one set
Blog candy will be drawn Sunday morning (November 21st) by each designer. Winners will be notified by the designer and a full list of winners will be posted on the OCL Blog.

I hope you have fun checking out OCL's sweet options for the perfect Valentine for your sweetheart! Visit the OCL blog for links to the rest of today's hop participants!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OCL Sneak Peeks!

Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and Christmas will be here before you know it, but today it's time for sneak peeks from Our Craft Lounge's upcoming Valentine release!  We will be releasing four new you'll see some great card samples, and soon the sets will be available for purchase.  In the meantime, while we all wait for the new sets to arrive,  there are some fabulous OCL  "oldies but goodies" to choose from at i {heart} papers!   

You'll want to hop through participating designers' blogs and comment as you go, because you just might win some blog candy!  I can't tell you yet which set you could win!  You'll have to come back tomorrow to find that out!  Here are a few guidelines about prizes and how to enter:
  • your comment today will automatically enter you into the giveaway for the blog hop prize but you should come back tomorrow for another chance!
  • you MUST leave contact information in order to be entered - so make sure you're signed in to blogger and/or leave your email information
  • you can enter on each blog once each day
  • you will only be eligible to win one set
Blog candy will be drawn Sunday morning (November 21st) by each designer.  Winners will be notified by the designer and a full list of winners will be posted on the OCL Blog.

The inspiration for today's card began with some "retro" designer paper and a piece of card stock too small for a standard A2 sized card.  I decided that I would just make it work, and let some of the Happy Day designer paper peek through from the inside. The lava lamp was colored with Copic markers and given a little added Spica sparkle, then cut out and popped up on dimensional dots.  The small design of the printed paper and the contrast of the colors really help the lamp to stand out against the background.

I used several different prints to decorate the narrower card front, framing the punny sentiment with a nestabilities heart and contrasting scalloped heart mat.  The orange button ties the blobby lava lamp idea from image to sentiment, and the glimmer ribbon adds even more sparkle.  I just LOVE these happy colors!

We actually have TWO lava lamps in our house!  Our son, who is 16, bought an authentic one at a consignment shop!  The other is a reproduction.  I think he would get a kick out of this card for Valentine's Day!

Visit the OCL blog for a list of the designers participating in today's peeks.  Be sure to comment for your chance to win tomorrow's blog candy, and come back tomorrow for another chance to win and to see which set I'm offering up for grabs!


Ready to Celebrate? 

This week’s Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge (FSC12) – Celebrations!
Flower Soft will be sponsoring the JustRite Challenge later this week. Look for the challenge on the JustRite blog on Friday!
This week we’ll be giving away TWO prize packages! One prize package will be given away on the blog hop and another will be chosen among people who make a card using Flower Soft and post it in the Splitcoast Gallery using the keyword FSC12. Both prize winners will be chosen and announced on the Flower Soft blog on November 26th. The winner of the Splitcoast Gallery challenge will have their card featured on the Flower Soft Blog on November 26th!!!
If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop please go to the beginning at the Flower Soft Blog.
As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be a prize winner chosen randomly among the blogs. The prizes (one set for Splitcoast players and one set for the blog hop!)
My card for today features JustRite's Wedding Nested Sentiments and Verse.  I started with a square of pearlized Moonrise designer paper, trimmed the edges with Flower Soft's silver peel off stickers, and added some gorgeous two-toned Prima jewels and satin ribbon.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink on a rectangle of ivory card stock cut with a nestabilities die, with more silver peel off stickers adhered along the embossing.  A few hand-cut, hand-rolled roses made from scraps of 7 gypsies paper mimic the small flowers that are part of the Prima swirls.  

The overall effect is hopefully sort of like "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!"  I hope you like it!
MWant even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? Make sure and visit Flower Soft TV!
****Next on the hop is: the uber-talented  Cibele Glazer

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ihp design team challenge

Welcome to this month's i {heart} papers design team challenge! This month, our challenge is "Lights All Aglow!" As the holidays approach many of us will decorate our homes inside and out with twinkling, beautiful the same time, the daylight hours are shortening and we are ever aware of the importance of light in our lives!  Thank God the sun comes up every morning!  Light was the first created thing, and evening and morning were the first day...I love that reminder that the light always overcomes the darkness!

I can hardly wait to see what my design team mates have come up with for today's challenge!  For my creation I started with a potpourri-filled jar with a lamp adapter...I thought Santa might need something to light the way to the cookies and milk!  OCL's vintage Santa set, Ole Saint Nick, provides the perfect traditional images for a project like this.   The images were stamped with Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, aged with distress ink, and given some holiday sparkle with Copic Spica glitter pens.  A few are popped up on Zva adhesive dots to add depth and dimension, which really shows when the lamp is lit.  The tag is held in place by a beautiful traditional red crinkle crepe bow and a bit of baker's twine.

Why should this be something Santa only enjoys after his work is done?  The addition of a little Basic Grey designer paper on the back of the tag makes this a useful item for Santa even before Christmas's a convenient place for him to keep track of who's been naughty or nice and whether a gift is in order versus a bag of coal!

I used a circle punch to provide a little reinforcement for another strand of baker's twine that holds a pencil handy, so that Santa has everything he needs to make his list and check it twice before the big day arrives.

Enjoy hopping through the blogs of our awesome design team, and leave some love along the way!  I am sure you'll be inspired to bring some light into your life to brighten the long winter nights!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Exciting News!

I have been keeping a secret for a few weeks and could hardly wait to share!  Today is finally the day!  I've been invited to join the GinaK design team!  If you have visited my blog before, you already know that I love GKD!  I have really enjoyed being part of the Center Stage Spotlight team and the friendships I have developed over at StampTV.  OMgoodness,  somebody pinch me 'cause I can hardly believe this is real!  I am so thrilled!

Asela introduced me to GKD.  She has been such a sweetheart to share her gorgeous sets with me...I just LOVE her and I love her style!   I am so blessed to call her friend.  I have also had the pleasure of working with art from Melanie, Nina, Rupa, Tami and Theresa, and am very excited to do so on a more regular basis!  I am so honored to have my name listed alongside these amazing designers and illustrators, and hope you'll join me in congratulating my new team mates as we share our exciting news!  Some of us will be officially starting in December, others in January!

AJ Otto
Carolina Buchting
Carolyn King
Colleen Schaan
Deb Felts <---that's me!  :)
Giovana Smith
Janice Whiting
Jennie Harper
Michelle Woerner
Suzanne Dean
Tina Gilliland
Valerie Stangle
Vicki Dutcher

Lizzie Anne Mix it Up!

The 15th means a brand new Lizzie Anne Designs monthly mix, and as usual, the girls have come up with another fabulous collection of images!  Allow me to introduce this month's mix, Warmest Wishes! This dress form was the image that first caught my eye, and I have a feeling that it will be the first-to-be-inked from this mix by more than a few of my design team mates!  Isn't it adorable?!

I wanted this card to have a worn, tattered vintage look, so I went with a vanilla/black color scheme, tea-dye ink distressed edges and a torn tulle bow.  If you look closely you can see that the bow is topped with a pearl-centered filigree flower that looks like an old-fashioned broach.  Reminds me of going through my grandmother's jewelry box, and playing dress up with my mom's old shoes and hats!  She had some really pretty things in the "dress up trunk!"  I always loved looking at all that old stuff!

Be sure to visit the Lizzie Anne Blog for more peeks at this fun new mix, information about becoming a mix club member, and some great inspiration from our amazing design team!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thanks for being my friend!

Fall colors make me happy, and this card features a trio of leaf images from the {stamps} of Life set, friends4ever, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in the colors of Fall using Copic markers.  The images were cut and embossed with a square nestabilities die and popped up on foam dots.  I love the simplicity of the design and that beautiful bold red ribbon. 

I'm so blessed to have so many wonderful friends...I really should make multiples of this design!  :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Thankful Heart!

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great weekend!  I'm excited because we're celebrating homecoming with a friend and the house is abuzz with making preparations.  Hopefully I can share a picture or two soon!

I am also thrilled that the OCL sketch for the week is one that was based on one of my cards!  It was one that I made for sneak peeks back in August!  In the post on the OCL blog Kendra also shared a card she made using Ducky Days, which is a sentimental set to me because it was the very first card I colored entirely with Copic markers.  It was because of that set that I first fell in love with OCL! Hard to believe that it has been over two years since my journey with blogging began...I've been with i {heart} papers and OCL from the very beginning!  LOVE them both!  I have a very thankful, happy heart! 

Today's card is made with OCL's Autumn Garden.  This scarecrow is such a cutie!  I colored him to match Basic Grey's Pyrus designer paper, sponging on some tea-dye distress ink for a warm, rustic look.  I cut the sentiment out with a nesties double ended tag die, sponged in some color before removing the die, and tied it on with some brown and white baker's twine that I "dyed" with a blue Copic marker.  The designer paper has little blue hearts sprinkled though it, so I added a tiny hand-cut heart to the tag, along with a punched flower.  There are sparkly fluff accents everywhere, even on the little flower hanging from his hat! 

Check out the details of the sketch challenge on the OCL blog!  There is a lot going on that you DON'T wanna miss!  :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

SNSS Winner!

The winner of this darling Sweet Cocoa image is Peggy!  Congratulations to you!  I know you're gonna have a lot of fun making Cocoa cards for Christmas!  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge!

Today's Flower Soft Sprinkle challenge is Silver and Gold! There are lots of fun Flower Soft products to choose from, including silver or gold diamond range Flower Soft, silver or gold peel off stickers,and lovely silver or gold ribbon.

For this challenge, I created a bow-topped gift with a pretty holiday tag featuring a Copic colored Christmas tree trimmed with red ornaments and gold garland.  The top of the box is metallic gold card stock, edges accented with gold peel off stickers for a more finished look. I used a Bow Easy to make the bow.  This is some of my favorite crinkle crepe ribbon...if I'd had a longer length, I would have made it a little bigger!  The box itself is textured with polka dots that draw the eye toward the ornaments on the tag, which is tied to the gift with a bit of baker's twine and adhered with dimensional foam.
This was a quick and easy card that would be simple to make in multiples.  I love the bold traditional Christmas colors, and the way the gold dresses up the simple style.

Hope you'll play along with could win a prize!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday, SNSS!

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop!  Thanks for hopping along with us today!

You should have arrived here from Christi's.  If you didn't start at the beginning, you'll want to hop back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog.  We have over 30 amazingly talented ladies participating in today's hop plus a prize at every stop so you really don't want to miss a single blog!

Three years ago today Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps "opened for business" with just four clear stamp sets being sold on a simple blog.  Since then SNSS has grown to over 100 clear stamp sets and hundreds of digital stamps!  God has been so good!

I had the pleasure of joining the SNSS design team in January '09, and loved every second of my six month term.  That team had a special camaraderie that still exists today!  In our alumni group, we share so much more of our lives than just stamping...we celebrate our victories, reveal our weaknesses, and depend on each other for prayer and godly wisdom.  I'm so grateful for the friendships made then that continue to endure and deepen!  I'm also glad that Korin was sweet 'n sassy enough to let me return as a guest designer in December of 2009, and that she invites me to play along as an alumnus every chance I get!  Love that!

Korin's images, sentiments and scripture stamps are sweet 'n sassy and everything in between.  You're certain to find something you will love.  We hope you enjoy hopping along to see all the fun things we've created for your viewing pleasure.  May you be inspired to create something truly amazing...something from your heart!

My card for today features adorable Sweet Cocoa.  I could not resist pairing this adorable digi (also available in a clear set) with a sentiment from one of my all-time favorite SNSS sets, Warm Up.  I thought Korin and Sandy would get a kick out of that!  I used scraps of retired SU and Cosmo Cricket designer paper, Copic markers, distress ink, and this week's Sweet Stop sketch for a nice hot cup 'o "Joe" that is sure to bring a holiday smile!

Your next stop on the hop is Korin's.  I'm sure she's got something fabulous to show you!  Hope you've enjoyed the hop!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hoppy Holidays!

It is a brisk, beautiful day in Florida!  Our temperature this morning was supposedly somewhere around 36 degrees, and now the sky is crystal clear blue!  I am enjoying this gorgeous weather from the warmth of my studio, stamping some new projects and finishing up some projects that I started not so long ago.  I have been fighting allergies/sinus infection for about three weeks, but as this cold front pushed through, we finally got some much-needed rain and hopefully that will help those of us who struggle when there's a high pollen count!

A new sketch was posted yesterday on the Our Craft Lounge blog, and this card is my submission.  It features a fun frog with some punny sentiments from Under the Mistletoad!  The colors of this dotted Basic Grey Jovial designer paper were great for this image, which was stamped with Memento ink, colored and shaded with Copic markers.  I used a large nestabilities circle to cut the plaid paper, then sponged the edges of all the papers with tea-dye distress ink.   The layout was embellished with jute-tied buttons, and a  gingham bow on a Tim Holtz memo pin.

Visit the Our Craft Lounge blog to find out more about participating in our sketch challenge!  You can read the guidelines for the challenge, and find lots of great inspiration.  Be sure to link your project when you're finished!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

No Peeking!

As the holidays approach, everything becomes more hectic, so I'm always looking for something fast and easy with a relatively big impact, something simple, bright and colorful!  This collection of Christmas tags is just that!  Fun yet functional, simple and quick to put together...No Peeking from OCL is a great set, fabulous for practicing your feathering with Copics!  It was fun to try to achieve a dimensional, shiny look on those ornaments! 

I had already stamped and colored these and had set them aside for later...they just needed to be cut out,matted, and embellished.  Today's SCS Ways to Use It challenge, to use green, provided the motivation to get them finished.  I used a little gold sparkly fluff for the garland on the tree, and some gold crinkle ribbon for ties.  Now they're ready to either embellish a package, or dress up a card.  So happy for the little things that can be done ahead of time!  :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kid Stuff!

When it made its debut in the card-making world, Flower Soft meant the soft fluffy stuff that you glued on cards to add texture and color to floral images and more...but did you know that now it means so much more?  Flower Soft has rubber stamps, creative kits, beautiful card toppers, peel off stickers, AND the soft fluffy stuff in two textures:  original and ultrafine.  I deliberately left the fluff off of this card so that you could see the beautiful lines and soft shading of this gorgeous artwork.  This is one of the new Charlie's Ark card toppers, Christmas's just perfect for this week's challenge, Kid Stuff (FSC10).  Isn't she a darling?!

The nice thing about working with toppers is that you can choose to leave them as they are, or if you have more time, you can add as much color and texture as you prefer.  Here I used some pale Copic colors to add just a hint of color  (see the "before" version, right).  For the greeting, I stamped a JustRite sentiment on ivory card stock, outlined it with a brown marker (wish it had a finer tip!), and then shaded it with the same pale colors that I used for the image.  There's a peek of dotted Swiss paper under the image, along with a delicate eyelet border embellished with pearls.  I added a sheer polka dot bow, some tulle, and small paper roses because I wanted it to be dainty and girlie and sweet!  Sugar and spice and everything nice, right?!

Check out the video (the sepia toppers video is near the bottom of the page) on Flower Soft TV to see some other ways to add color, texture and dimension to the Flower Soft toppers.  You'll enjoy listening to the lovely accents of Noreen and Sheena as you watch!  They have so much fun together they almost always make me giggle!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Do You See What I See?!

The November set of the month for the {stamps} of Life has just been released, so club members should have happy mail in their boxes soon!  I wanted to share my favorite of the cards I made for this month's is a little "out of the box" but I could not help but go in this direction, and had sooooo much fun with it!

Do you see the border of double rosebuds?  All I could envision when I looked at those was a plate of sweet cinnamon rolls!  LOL!  I'm not sure what that says about me, but I do really love how this card came out!  I wanted it to be reminiscent of a brightly decorated holiday table with a plate of warm swirly goodness at its center!   The buns were stamped in Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, "frosted" with liquid applique and then cut out.  For the plate, I used a frame from monogram2build,  adding a bit of darker Copic marker shading to give the illusion of an inside rim.  

I hope you don't think this was too far "out there!"  It's fun to get more mileage from your stamps, don't you think?!  Even better when you can use little trinkets from your stash that go along with the theme!  :)

Hope to see you again soon!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Music Begins...

It should come as no surprise to you that I love music, and so this sentiment and violin/bow from Lizzie Anne's The Key to Happiness monthly mix are new favorites. They go just perfectly with the music score from a previous mix, It's Good to be Queen.  From the minute I saw Joslyn's sketch, I knew this is what I wanted to do with it!  I made it square instead of long and tall so I didn't have to cut any notes off!

Be sure to scroll down to see the singles, Sprite and Starburst, that are being released today...and you can see the sketch too!  I hope you'll play along!

Lizzie Anne Singles Release!

Is this not the cutest, sweetest little fairy you have ever seen?! I think she is so perfectly darling!  "Sprite" and the "Starburst" in the background are each newly released singles from Lizzie Anne Designs.  The sentiment is from June's monthly mix,  Life is Good.

We have had a hectic week of extra distractions (above and beyond the norm, if you know what I mean!) and with a design team deadline approaching, I took a clipboard full of images and some markers with me to the church Fall Festival to color while my friends and I chatted and enjoyed the afternoon.  Let me tell ya, the little girls were all googly-eyed when they saw my basket of Copic markers, and they went wild over this image!  It tickled me that they were so opinionated about what colors I should use and exactly how things oughta be!  I hope that they will be pleased if and when they see the way this card turned out!

I used Memento ink and Copic markers to color the fairy, and a blue Copic Spica pen to color the stars and her wings...the chipboard star was colored in the same way, outlined with a black multiliner, then topped with rhinestones for some extra shine.  Fun and sweet and simple.  She just makes me smile!  :)  I hope you like her too!

The rest of the Lizzie Anne team is sure to have some fabulous creativity to share with you today so I hope you'll visit the Lizzie Anne Blog and visit the blogs of our designers!  It is Monday, which means LAD sketch challenge day...even after asking Joslyn to post the sketch early for our design team, I didn't get to play yet.  Sorry Joslyn!  I didn't mean to make you hurry up and wait!  I am planning to get up early to make a card and add it to this post as soon as it is finished!  Maybe y'all will get a chance to play before I do!