Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stephanie's Birthday Blog Hop


It's Stephanie's Birthday! 

So, we are having a birthday blog hop to celebrate!  Here is the birthday card I made for Stephanie.

Leave comments at each stop of this hop and you will have a chance to win a FREE DDH digi.  Be sure to visit Stephanie's blog and leave birthday wishes...tell her Debra sent you.

I used DDH digi stamp set Mini Botanicals.

Supplies: TAC Thinking of You (sentiment - rubber); Papers: TAC Lilly Anna SWIC, Copics: RV10, RV14, Y32, Y35, Y38, B41, B45, YG11, YG13, YG17, N1, N4.

The hop starts at Michelle's blog, you  have should come here from Teresa's blog...next stop Katrina's blog.  If you are lost the full list is below.


Stephanie Serrano Birthday Blog Hop Order:
Michelle Single – http://wannastamp.blogspot.com
   Paula-Kay Bourland - http://digidesignsbypk.blogspot.com

Wishing You Many Blessings,
Deb

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Marvelous You


Happy Tuesday!

Today is Tune in Tuesday and I am the guest designer on TAC Savvy Project Blog.  The theme is masculine cards. 

I have a Masculine card/mini album to share. I used "Marvelous You" T-3406 from the Fall Supplement.

This is one of the images Mischelle featured in her TAC Caboodles Coloring class. The mountains are amazing...feathered top down with blues, blue-violets and grays; feathered up with grays and browns. Loved learning this coloring technique. I added some blue chalk to the sky and inked around the image with Cognac and Burnt Umber palette inks.
I used "Penelope" Soar With It Collection and cardstock today. I added faux stitching around the striped cardstock with the ScorBuddy and ScorBug and finished with a twill bow. Twill is a marvelous option for a masculine card.
Inside, I continued the Penelope stripe with the faux stitching. The opposite side is kraft cardstock.

I colored a second image, then used a 1.5" diameter punch to punch out the bear. I inked the edge with Burnt Umber ink and mounted it on a tag from Penelope. Then added an antique copper eyelet.

Supplies -- Stamps: T-3406 Marvelous You; Papers: Penelope SWIC and cardstock, Kraft cardstock; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Cognac and Burnt Umber; Pastel Chalks; Copics: E21, E55, E57, E59; W3, B41, BV31, BV23; YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97; ScorBuddy; ScorBug; Natural Twill; Antique Copper hardware.

Hope you enjoyed Tune in Tuesday and my Manly card.

Blessings,
Deb


Monday, March 28, 2011

DDH2 Challenge: Sketch ~ Week 2


Happy Monday!

Today's Week 2 of my DDH Sketch Challenge!  Here is the sketch...


We would LOVE it if you played along!  This challenge is open until 6 pm Sunday, April 3rd.  Visit DDH and add a link to your creation based on this sketch to our card gallary and you will have a chance to win blog candy!  We are offering a $3.50 or less DDH digi stamp set - winners choice!  There are over 30 to choose from - visit the DDH Store.

The sketch is a starting point - feel free to interpret this sketch literally or adapt it.  Rotate or mirror the sketch, add more layers.  Shapes drawn can be circles, squares, rectangles, nestabilities shapes etc... Just have fun with it!


I used Spindle Angels again this week.  Love those angels! Here is a close up of my second card based on the sketch...

Supplies -- Papers: TAC Angelee Soar With It Collection; TAC brown cardstock, Copics: G82, G94, G99; YR21, YR23, YR24; E000, E21, E55, E57, E59, 0; Embellishments: Lavendar Floss

Next Monday, we will have a NEW challenge...stitching, so start thinking of a card that uses a DDH digi and stiching.  Won't you join us?!?

Be sure to vist all of our DDH Dream Team Members blogs...

DDH Dream Team Members
Christine Pennington - Christine's Digi Designs
You are HERE ---> Debra Miller - Cream City Angels
Dee Pritschet - Dee's Designs 
Hannah Clark - Delightfully Distressing Designs
Mandi-Lee Klinger (Guest Designer) - Copic Me 
Michelle Single (Coordinator) - Caffeine & Stamps
Nancy Kirk (Guest Designer) - Seaside Creativity
Paula-Kay Bourland - Digi Designs by Paula-Kay
Stephanie Serrano - Stephanie's Stampin Spot
Teresa Jenkins - Mama Pickle's Paper Creations
Tracy Jackson - Stamping Seasons
Abundant Blessings,
Deb




Friday, March 25, 2011

Pot Of Gold Challenge

Happy Friday!

Today we have a new challenge "Pot Of Gold" Challenge.  The criteria for this challenge is the card must have...stitching, punch, ribbon, button/brad, some green and be more than 1 layer.

Here is my creation:


I was thinking spring - and I have Hoppy Everything out...it is 25% off this month!  This card has faux stitching (pierced holes and white gel pen), punched circles, white ribbon, a white button, some green in the Hip Hop cardstock and is multi-layered.


When coloring the butterfly, I feathered the yellow into the blue to create some green.

Supplies -- Stamps "Hoppy Everything", "Hip Hop" Fly With It Collection, Bazzill cardstock, Copics; B41, BG01, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y35, Y38, Bone Floss, Tombow white gel pen.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the challenge cards!
Blessings
Deb


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Damask Pop Up Card

It's Tune in Tuesday!

Today's theme is Pop Up cards and our guest designer on TAC Savvy Projects Blog is Paula-Kay


A simple front.


A pop up flower inside.  I found this 3 piece pop up flower template online. I simply laid the pattern on the cardstock and cut out the shape. 


I stamped the flower pieces with Damask Backgrounder before assembling.  I made a little video so you could see how the flower unfolds.

video

Supplies -- Stamps: Damask Backgrounder, Love You (Level B Hostess set), Fundamental Frames, Wonderful News, Papers: Bazzill Lizard, Tink Pink, Inks: VersaMark and Nior Palette ink.

Hope you enjoyed my pop up card.
Blessings,
Deb

Monday, March 21, 2011

DDH2 Challenge: Sketch ~ Week 1

Hello All,

Today there's a NEW Challenge at DDH and I'm hosting!  I chose a sketch challenge and here in my sketch...


We would LOVE it if you played along!  This challenge is open for 2 weeks...now - Sunday, April 3rd.  Visit the DDH blog and add a link to your creation based on this sketch to our card gallary and you will have a chance to win blog candy!  The winner will be able to choose a DDH digi set $3.50 or less...there are over 30 to choose from so check out the DDH store.

The sketch is a starting point - feel free to interpret this sketch literally or adapt it.  Rotate or mirror the sketch, add more layers.  Shapes drawn can be circles, squares, rectangles, nestabilities shapes etc... Just have fun with it!

Here is my card based on my sketch...

I used Spindle Angels.  Love these angels...so fun to color!  I was hoping for a satin finish on the angels dress, like thread on the spool.  I'm really happy how it turned out.


Supplies: TAC Amberley Grace SWIC (coordinating cardstock, ribbon and hardware), Copics: BG72, BG75, BG78; YR21, YR23, YR24; E21, E55, E57, E59 Sentinment: TAC Love You (sentiment - rubber stamp set)

Next Monday, March 28th more Sketch Challenge cards will be added to the DDH blog and I will have another card to share as well.  Won't you join us?!?

Be sure to vist all of our DDH Dream Team Members blogs...

DDH Dream Team Members
Christine Pennington - Christine's Digi Designs
You are HERE ---> Debra Miller - Cream City Angels
Dee Pritschet - Dee's Designs 
Hannah Clark - Delightfully Distressing Designs
Mandi-Lee Klinger (Guest Designer) - Copic Me 
Michelle Single (Coordinator) - Caffeine & Stamps
Nancy Kirk (Guest Designer) - Seaside Creativity
Paula-Kay Bourland - Digi Designs by Paula-Kay
Stephanie Serrano - Stephanie's Stampin Spot
Teresa Jenkins - Mama Pickle's Paper Creations
Tracy Jackson - Stamping Seasons

Abundant Blessings to you...
Deb


Monday, March 14, 2011

DDH1 Challenge: Distressing ~ Week 2

Hello!

Today is week two of our distress challenge.  Michelle is our hostess on the DDH blog.  Make sure you visit the main blog to see more card ideas.  This challenge runs until March 20th.  

I used DDH digi image Cherry Blossom Bird again this week and this card has some distressing also.


I sponged and inked the edges of the image and partially cut it out. Then matted it with Bazzill Mocha Divine cardstock and TAC Emma cardstock.

Papers: TAC Emma SWIC and cardstock and Bazzill Mocha Divine; Sentiment: TAC Great Greetings (rubber); Inks: Palette Cognac and Burnt Umber; Copic Markers: R32, R35, R37; G82, G94, G99; YR21, YR23, YR24; E21, E13, E15, E55, E57, E59, 0

This distress challenge runs until Sunday, March 20 and you can play along!  Make a card using a DDH image and show us your favorite distressing technique.  You can link your card image on the main DDH blog and you will have the chance to win blog candy -- Vintage Garden Labels -- from DDH also!


Be sure to visit all the Dream Teams members blogs...

DDH Dream Team Members
Christine Pennington - Christine's Digi Designs
You are HERE ---> Debra Miller - Cream City Angels
Dee Pritschet - Dee's Designs 
Hannah Clark - Delightfully Distressing Designs
Mandi-Lee Klinger (Guest Designer) - Copic Me 
Michelle Single (Coordinator) - Caffeine & Stamps
Nancy Kirk (Guest Designer) - Seaside Creativity
Paula-Kay Bourland - Digi Designs by Paula-Kay
Stephanie Serrano - Stephanie's Stampin Spot
Teresa Jenkins - Mama Pickle's Paper Creations
Tracy Jackson - Stamping Seasons
There is a new challenge Monday, March 21st and I'm the hostess.  I chose a sketch challenge!  So come back next Monday for a brand new challenge.

Blessings,
Deb

Friday, March 11, 2011

It's Not Easy Being Green

Happy Friday!

Our new Challenge "Going Green" starts today!  This challenge runs March 11 - 18th. There will be guest designers presenting card ideas each weekday on TAC Savvy Projects Blog. Today, Angela has some amazing ideas!

How would you interpret "Going Green"?  You can play along!  Link a picture of your creation to the TAC Savvy Projects Blog.

My interpretation of "Going Green" is the color and an ode to Kermit the Frog.



Supplies -- Stamps: Hoppy Everything, Papers: DCWV Apple Green, Bazzill Lime Sherbet, Ribbon: Lilly Anna, Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: YG11, YG13, YG17, W1. 

Hoppy Everything is 25% off this month!

See more "Going Green" cards March 11, 14-18th at TAC Savvy Projects Blog.

Guest Designers:
March 11 ~ Angela Kelley
March 14 ~ Kerry Urbatch
March 15 ~ Michelle McDaniel
March 16 ~ Heather Scott
March 17 ~ Marisa Alvarez
March 18 ~ Christine Pennington

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Deb







Tracy's Birthday Blog Hop

It's Tracy's Birthday!! 

We are having a birthday blog hop to celebrate! 

Happy Birthday Tracy - this is the card I made for you...


DDH digi stamp set: Mini Botanicals


Supplies -- TAC Lilly Anna Soar With It Collection cardstock, TAC Everyday Events (sentiment); Copics: B41, B45; Y38, RV10, RV14, YG11, YG13, YG17

Be sure to leave birthday wishes at Tracy's blog if you haven't already and let her know who sent you...Michelle Single arranged this hop.  What a great idea!?!

Next stop on the hop DDH Blog...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Tracy!
Blessings to you...
Deb

Tracy Jackson Birthday Blog Hop Order:
1. Michelle Single – http://wannastamp.blogspot.com
3. Paula-Kay Bourland - http://digidesignsbypk.blogspot.com
7. Michelle Singer – http://MyCreationTime.blogspot.com
11. Debra Miller <----- You are HERE
17. Louise Forsyth – http://www.punknscrap.blogspot.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fibi & Lilly

Happy Tuesday!

Today's theme is Flowers.  Our hostess is Holly Mays on the TAC Savvy Projects Blog.  Be sure to check out her cards!



Today, I used Fibi and Lilly which is 25% off this month during our Four-Legged friends and Flowers promotion.  Love this sweet kitty.

Supplies -- Other Stamps: Thinking of You (Sentiment); Papers: Lilly Anna SWIC, Bazzill Cupcake, Bazzill Great Lakes; Copics: RV10, RV14, Y32, Y35, Y38, B41, B45, YG11, YG13, YG17, N1, N4; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Nior Black.

Won't you join us?
Blessings to You,
Deb







Monday, March 7, 2011

DDH1 Challenge: Distressing ~ Week 1

Ready for a Challenge?

Today is our very first challenge and Michelle is our hostess on the DDH blog.  The challenge is distressing.  

This distress challenge runs until Sunday, March 20 and you can play along!  Make a card using a DDH image and show us your favorite distressing technique.  You can link your card image on the main DDH blog and you will have the chance to win blog candy -- Vintage Garden Labels -- from DDH also! 

I used DDH digi image Cherry Blossom Bird today for my card in this challenge.


I sponged and inked the edges of all the papers.  I added v's in the papers to created more of a distressed look.  The matted paper then was slit, inked the edges and rolled over the paper.   


Supplies: TAC Winchester SWIC, cardstock and hardware; Copic Markers: BG72, BG75, BG78; YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97; V17; E31, E33, E35, E37, E09, 0;  Inks: Palette Cognac and Burnt Umber 

There will be a second post March 14th on the DDH blog with more distressed samples. I will be posting another card idea next Monday. 

Won't you join us?!?

Be sure to visit all the DDH Dream Team Members blogs...

DDH Dream Team Members
Christine Pennington - Christine's Digi Designs
You are HERE ---> Debra Miller - Cream City Angels
Dee Pritschet - Dee's Designs 
Hannah Clark - Delightfully Distressing Designs
Mandi-Lee Klinger (Guest Designer) - Copic Me 
Michelle Single (Coordinator) - Caffeine & Stamps
Nancy Kirk (Guest Designer) - Seaside Creativity
Paula-Kay Bourland - Digi Designs by Paula-Kay
Stephanie Serrano - Stephanie's Stampin Spot
Teresa Jenkins - Mama Pickle's Paper Creations
Tracy Jackson - Stamping Seasons

Blessings,
Deb

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seeing Shamrocks Blog Hop

Happy Thursday!

Time for a TAC Blog Hop - the theme is Seeing Shamrocks.  I used "Cheers to You" from the base catalog. 



Supplies -- Stamps: "Cheers to You"; Papers: Rustic Chic, Bazzill Parakeet (Mia's Cottage) and Blossom; TAC Brown cardstock; Honeydew floss; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Burnt Umber; Copic Markers: YG11, YG13, YG17, BG01, BG05, BG72, BG09, 0.

This hop runs til Sunday - won't you join us?!?

Hope you enjoy the hop!
Blessings,
Deb



Tuesday, March 1, 2011

DDH "Dreams" Blog Hop

Happy March!

Today is our 1st Digi Design House (DDH) Dream Team blog hop and the theme is "Follow Your Dreams". 

I used Vintage Garden Labels.  This is a great set - so versatile.  I added the sentiment in Word before printing the image out on Copic paper.


Supplies -- The Angel Company Maggie Soar With It Collection (SWIC), cardstock and ribbon.  Copic Markers: V01, V06, V09; YR21, YR23, YR24; YG93, YG95, YG97

Three mystery Design Team members will be giving away the Cool Chicks set from Digi Design House to a random commenter on their blog post. You have until 6:00PM CST on Thursday, March 3 to comment. At 6:01PM, the number of comments will be tallied, and the random number generator will do its magic to pick the winner. You don't know which team members have the candy, so make sure you comment on EACH stop in the hop. Additionally, all of the names of our faithful (those of you who comment on EVERY stop on the hop) will be put in a hat to draw an additional set! Oh yes, we are giving away FOUR FREE STAMP SETS!

Next stop on our hop Dee's blog.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!
Blessings,
Deb

Full blog hop list...
DDH Home (Start Here)
Christine Pennington - Christine's Digi Designs
You are Here! --->Debra Miller - Cream City Angels 
Dee Pritschet - Dee's Designs
Hannah Clark - Delightfully Distressing Designs
Mandi-Lee Klinger (Guest Designer) - Copic Me
Michelle Single (Coordinator) - Caffeine & Stamps
Nancy Kirk (Guest Designer) - Seaside Creativity
Paula-Kay Bourland - Digi Designs by Paula-Kay
Stephanie Serrano - Stephanie's Stampin Spot
Teresa Jenkins - Mama Pickle's Paper Creations
Tracy Jackson - Stamping Seasons

Bountiful Bears

It's Tune in Tuesday!

It is March 1st, hard to believe!  There is a new TAC promotion 4-Legged Friends and Flowers . Today's theme on TAC Savvy Projects Blog is Animals and Rita Kegg is the guest designer. 


I used Bountiful Bears from Serendipity and More Mimi SWIC and cardstock


Supplies -- Papers: More Mimi SWIC and cardstock.  Copics: E55, E57, E59, R32, R35, R37

Bountiful Bears is part of our 4-Legged Friends and Flowers promotion - so it is 25% off in March!

We have a blog hop coming up Friday, March 4th - the theme is Shamrocks.  Hope you are able to join us this weekend.

There is also a blog hop today on DDH, starting at 7am.  You have a chance to win blog candy if you comment at each stop of the hop.  Check out all the great ideas!

Enjoy Today!
Blessings
Deb