Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another of my favorites - Bath Tub Shy Bear

IBFS has captured my heart once again with the release of a few more Shy Bears. When I saw these at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, I knew which one I had to have - this sweet Bath Tub Shy Bear! And I knew exactly which Susanament, Dream Big, that would be perfect for her. Who doesn't want to just sit and dream in a nice, huge bath tub full of hot water with bubbles overflowing? Not me, that's for sure! When I get the chance, I love to sit and soak and just dream in a hot tub full of bubbles with a nice calm atmosphere. Oh, there's nothing like feeling the cares of the world just roll off and have those replaced by peaceful thoughts. I think this cutie has everything figured out and knows what's important!

This baby is colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS and covered with all kinds of Shimmerz, stickles and Glossy Accents! I used Kaisercraft Rhinestones in the corners and along the side. I wanted to use some Prima flowers, but wanted to let this sweetie shine through. And I had to use the Glamour Prints paper by Dovecraft that is exclusive to Susana's shop. A huge spritz of Shimmerz Spritz all over the card and I just love it!

I hope everyone finds the wonderful pleasures of a nice hot tub, relaxing and dreaming about the things to come!

Card Ingredients:

Bath Tub Shy Bear by IBFS, Susanaments for SCACD, Shimmerz, Stickles, Shimmerz Spritz, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, nestabilities, ribbon, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Shimmerz Spritz, Glossy Accents, Souffet Pen in Gray, Glamour Prints Paper by Dovecraft,

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #24 - Using Acetate

I love the sea and mermaids. And I'm loving Pink Cat Studios lately! When I saw this set, Under the Sea, at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, I had to have it! Mermaids, seahorses, coral, what could be better? So since it's Tuesday and Suzanne challenged us to use acetate on our card or project, This idea came to me. I thought I'd bring a little bit of the sea world to my room!

First off I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS. She was a bit too long for the aquarium (plastic container that some of my Debbie Mumm ribbon came in!) so I used my nestabilities to make a portrait of her. I used some stickles and Glossy Accents to make her look sparkly and wet!

I used some silver thread to suspend her and filled the bottom with sand and added a few sea shells.

I love this paper that someone gave me and thought the sea horse was a perfect backdrop for her.

I thought her face was just so beautiful and ethereal. I would love to know what she's thinking!

And here's a close up of her fins. I wanted her to look scaly but in a feminine way. I'm really pleased with how she came out.

Make sure you stop by our store blog, Follow Your Heart, and see what gorgeous things my design team pals have come up with. There's such a talented bunch that I just know you won't be disappointed! Hope you enjoy being under the sea!

Card Ingredients:

Under the Sea by Pink Cat Studios, stickles, Glossy Accents, paper and ribbons from my stash, sand, sea shells, nestabilities.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Homerun Billy and Katie the Makeup Fairy

It's summer and around our house, that means baseball! We're talking Red Sox baseball and that means dark blue and red. My daughter Nichole, and the kids in the house must go to four or five games a year. They get tickets from the sporting store they work at so hey, why not! They have the best time and what's more American than apple pie? Baseball! I love this Home Run Billy from the new "Sporty Billy Plate 1" just released from Pink Cat Studio that you can get from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. I grew up on baseball and my grandfather on my dad's side was asked to play in what's now Major League Baseball way back when it was first forming. It's part of my life and I just love it. Everyone in my family has played either baseball or softball at some time in their life, but this cutie is for Branden, my son-in-law-to-be!

I colored him with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS and used some Glossy Accents on his helmet to make it look shiny. I added a bit of my Spica Glitter Pen to the umpire's mask to make it stand out and added a bit of Smooch to the bat and belt. Love that stuff! My paisley cuttlebug folder gave the background a bit of texture and I thought the ribbon looked like the seams of a baseball. And I used some Coredinations paper for around Billy and distressed the edges. Love that paper and how Billy came out!

And then there was another of my loves - make-up! My sister used to tease me and say that I couldn't go to the mailbox without mascara on! When I saw this cutie, Katie, the Makeup Fairy, on Katie's site, Paper Makeup Stamps, I had to have her! Besides, she reminds me of Katie, who I've gotten to know and love this past year. I colored her with copics and added some Shimmerz, Smooch, and stickles to her. I used one of my favorite floral cuttlebug folders to give a bit of dimension to the background paper and think she came out just too cute!

Hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

Card Ingredients:

Baseball Billy from Sporty Billy Plate 1 from Pink Cat Studio, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Smooch, ribbon, Glossy Accents.

Katie, the Makeup Fairy by Paper Makeup Stamps, copics, Shimmerz, Smooch, cuttlebug fanciful floral folder, pearls from Michaels, SU ticket punch.