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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hello to my blog readers. I’ve been a little busy this week – ok, yes, but I haven’t felt like blogging! Maybe because my creativity has been a bit low this week or just maybe I needed a short break.

I’m back creating this weekend and have some projects to share with you.

You may remember me mentioning it before, but there’s a weekly challenge over at the Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog. The challenges are due Monday afternoons, so you have the weekend to work on your project in case your week is full of regular stuff to do. 🙂

This week’s challenge is to use Turquoise and Brown PLUS an image from Michelle Perkett. I also took advantage of a challenge offered at last night’s Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers. Fun stuff and I hope you find the time to enter both challenges before Monday!

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Michelle Perkett Studio

Supplies:

Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic Markers

Sizzlet dies

Prima flower

Bling

CPS sketch #215

MAY11VSNMINI3 at Splitcoaststampers

in Digi?

YES! And of course I had to color her with glitter!!

I wrote up a tutorial on how to do this glitter on acetate technique that will be coming soon to a Stamping Boutique Newsletter. I hope you like her!

The Stamping Boutique

Supplies:

The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Sakura Crystal Lacquer

BasicGrey patterned paper

Bling and transparencies

CPS sketch #213

Creative Inspirations Challenge blog

Using digital stamps is quite easy to use for scrapbook pages as well as cards. For the layout below, I printed the images on white paper and colored them with Copic markers. I then trimmed them out so that they were more of an embellishment for the page rather than a main focus. If you’ve ever heard of a “hybrid” project, this can be considered one as it combines both traditional scrapbooking with digital elements.

Today’s project also works for The Stamping Boutique’s Digi Day challenge on Scrapbook News & Review! The super cute Bride Audrey digital stamp coupled with AJ Wedding meets the “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” challenge. The “old” item is the paper that I’ve had for years, the “new” item is the sheer butterfly embellishment, the “borrowed” item was the Sizzix alpha to cut the letters with, and the “blue” items are the sheer flowers.

Join in on the fun at SNR with TSB!

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique

Supplies:

The Stamping Boutique digital stamps

Copic markers

Creative Imaginations paper

Sizzix alphabet dies

Butterfly and flower sheers

Stretch Your Sketch Class #3 sketch at Two Peas

There are so many great Easter stamps out there now in rubber, clear and digital. I’ve combined 2 of them with this card – clear and digital. The bunny is colored with Copic markers and the greeting is stamped with Memento dye ink and colored with a Sakura Glaze pen. Fun, cheery and bright for such a Spring-y holiday!

Are you wondering why I’ve been showing more digital stamps from The Stamping Boutique? I was a Guest Designer there for March and they asked me to stay on in the regular Team! I really appreciate the Team’s creativity, so it’s a great fit!

The Stamping Boutique

Supplies:

The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life greeting

Tsukineko ink

Sakura Glaze pen

Flower embellishment

Clean & Simple Stamping sketch FTL136

Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog

Ah yes, the elusive dream…perfect name for a Mermaid don’t you think?

There’s a new challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio’s Challenge Blog today and it’s

ANYTHING GOES using an image from Michelle.

So, pick up any of Michelle’s stamps and have some fun with us this week!

Michelle Perkett Studio

Supplies:

Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic markers

Spellbinders dies

Border punch,

Prima flowers

Ranger Stickles

Ribbon and bling embellishment

Color Throwdown challenge 137

I totally fell in love with these little gnomies from Whimsie Doodles, that I just had to have the set! The Whimsie Doodles challenge this week is to use reds and pinks, so this card was born. 🙂

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Whimsie Doodles

Supplies:

Whimsie Doodles digital stamp

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life pennant stamps

Tsukineko ink

Fiber, brads

CPS #212 sketch

Whimsie Doodles weekly challenge

With Michelle Perkett Studio!

Let’s get in the mood to celebrate Easter! You’ll be seeing a lot of great Easter and Spring themed projects today!

What would a Blog Hop be without fun and prizes?

We have a little surprise for everyone who participates in our hop this weekend! Michelle has created the Easter digi set that has not been released yet (seen above) that 4 of Hoppers will be eligible to win by just answering all 4 of our Easter trivia questions along the hop route! Four of our DT ladies have been chosen to be our “secret bunnies” that will be giving away the Easter set along the hop and will be posting their trivia question with their blog hop post and all you have to do to enter to win the Easter digi set is to answer all 4 questions correctly, so good luck and have fun and don’t forget to comment on all of our blog hop posts!

Here’s the blog hop order:

Michelle’s personal blog  http://www.michelleperkett.blogspot.com/
and here’s the rest of the order:
Andrea http://AndreasScraps.com <——–YOU ARE HERE

EMAIL ME with the answer to my trivia question:

” Who co-starred with Judy Garland in the movie Easter Parade?”

Now let’s get inspired! I created a couple of cards with Michelle’s newest images. I used Spring colors with some fun Easter ribbon that I picked up just for this occasion! I hope you like them.

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Michelle Perkett Studio

Supplies:

Copic markers
Ribbon
Border punch
Prima flowers
Mojo Monday sketch #186
Michelle Perkett Studio
Supplies:
Copic markers
Border punch
Ribbon
Prima flowers

I hope you enjoy the Hop! Don’t forget there is a weekly challenge going on at the Challenge Blog if you would like to participate before Monday afternoon. Have a GREAT weekend!

DB took a trip a couple years ago to attend his high school reunion. While there, he was able to drive around his old stomping grounds on the coast of Maine with his Mom and Sister. He got some beautiful shots of the scenery around Acadia National Park. Enjoy!

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scrapbook page

Supplies:

Coredinations cardstock

Border punch, twill, buttons, flowers, netting & date stamps

Stretch Your Sketch Class #2 sketch at Two Peas

Products You Love at Two Peas

Likes

Photobucket

Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?

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