Sunday, October 28, 2012

Birthdays *really* Are Best!

Happy Sunday everyone! So glad to be back after a minor procedure a week ago. It seems to have sucked the mojo out of me! :-) It's hard to do anything when you feel exhausted after doing anything. On Thursday, I did go with friends on a Carolina Shop Hop; boy did that ever just knock me out! We went to 5 stores in South Carolina (we never made it to any NC stores). It was a fun day, but I think it was too soon after my procedure and really took me til yesterday to recuperate! Anyway, birthdays are on my mind, especially with mine coming up in a couple of weeks. I thought this image by 2 Cute Ink would make an adorable birthday card.


Supplies:
Stamps - balloon birdie (2 Cute Ink); birthdays are the best (AMuse)
Cardstock - green, peach, yellow (stash); Cafe Mediterranean (DCWV)
Copics - YR01, YR02, YR12, YR14, YR15, YR24, G40, G43, G46, Y21, YR31, Y35, B0000, 0
Ink - tuxedo black (Memento)
Other - Spellbinders dies, yellow gems, pop dots

That's it for now chickies... Have a great rest of the weekend and a wonderful week! I'll see ya again next Sunday. :-)

Hugs, Margaret

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Gobble Gobble


Happy Sunday everyone! It's finally fall, so today's post is using the cute turkey digi from 2 Cute Ink. I love this image... if I were more computer savvy, I would have done a sentiment that reads "Eat more chicken!" lol Hope you like the card and get inspired to join the 2 Cute Ink Challenge going on now.


Supplies
Stamp - cute turkey (2 Cute Ink)
Cardstock - brown, mustard, squash (stash), pattern paper (plaid Frances Meyer & leaves imaginisce Autumn Splendor in Apple Cider)
Copics - turkey: E31, E33, E35, E37, YR24; feathers: YR14, YR16, YR18, E43, E44, E47, E07, E09, YR21, YR23, YR24; pumpkin: YR04, YR07, E59; ground: YG93, YG95, YG97, E31, E35, YR24, E59; shadowing: YR21, YR23, YR16, E09, E47
Ink - AMuse pumpkin & nutmeg
Other - Spellbinders pumpkin dies, EK Success border punch, pop dots

Please come on out and join us for the new challenge and digi releases at 2 Cute Ink going on every other Friday. Get inspired by the Design Team's cards! Enter your card for a chance to win 3 digis of your choice in the 2 Cute Ink Shop! And lastly, grab the FREEBIE while you're in the shop since it's only available for a limited time!!

That's it for now folks... Hope you have a wonderful week and see ya next Sunday! :-)

Hugs, Margaret 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hippo Birthday

Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Today's post is using the another cute digi from 2 Cute Ink... the birthday hippo. I love the thought of this image because as we all know, a hippo is way to heavy to be floating on top of a balloon. On one's birthday however... *anything* is possible!

Supplies
Stamp - birthday hippo (2 Cute Ink), birthday wishes (My Sentiments Exactly)
Cardstock - blue & yellow (stash), pattern papper (DCWV All About Boys Stack)
Copics - Y11, Y13, Y08, Y15, Y18, B21, B23, B24, B41, B0000, R20, R22, R24, R27, Coo, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
Ink - Memento tuxedo black, SU ballet blue
Other - Spellbinders reg & scalloped ovals, cloud template (Rosie's Roadshow?), pop dots



Here's a side view of the card. The image is popped, but the sentiment is popped higher to stand out from the busy background paper. :-)


Don't forget the new challenge and digi releases at 2 Cute Ink going on every other Friday. See the Design Team's cards and get yourself inspired! When you enter your card, you could possibly win 6 digis of your choice in the 2 Cute Ink shop! Don't forget to grab the FREEBIE while you're in the shop since it's only available for a limited time!!

PLUS... don't pass up the chance to claim the 2 Cute Ink 30% off your order coupon in the upper right hand corner of the shop. Hurry, it won't last long!

That's it for now lovlies... Hope your weekend is not as stormy as ours is. :-) Have a great day and see ya next Sunday!

Hugs, Margaret

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spooky Halloween Owl?

Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Today's post is using the cute little night owl, that is currently a FREEBIE in the shop, from 2 Cute Ink. I've decided to create the card following the sketch for the challenge at 2 Cute Ink. I love owls and wanted to do something with this owl for Halloween, so here he is in all his nighttime Halloween glory!


Supplies:
Stamps - night owl (2 Cute Ink)
Cardstock - orange & black (stash), Spooky Diamonds on Kraft & Kraft Spooky Words (Canvas Corp.)
Copics - owl: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, W00, W0, W1, W3, E93, YR23; moon: YR20, YR21, Y13, Y15; tree: E23, E25, E57, E49, G82; background: C00
Ink - AMuse slate
Other - Spellbinders round scallop die, gem stars (stash)

Don't forget the new challenge and digi releases at 2 Cute Ink going on every Friday. You will be inspired by the Design Team's cards and... When you enter your card, you could possibly win 6 digis of your choice in the 2 Cute Ink shop! ALSO... go grab this night owl FREEBIE since it's only available for a limited time!!

Hope your weekend is lovely and see ya next Sunday!

Hugs, Margaret

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halloween... NOT!

Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! It's a little late, but I'm finally getting my post uploaded... Blogger would not let me upload my card. Never had this problem before, but with ALL the computer problems I've had over the last few weeks, I should be surprised! Guess I will be "forced" to get another computer, we'll see. <sigh> Onward and upward is how I'm feeling right now! I've used the adorable little cupcake kitty digi from 2 Cute Ink Digis. Just love this little image! Hope you do too. :-)

Supplies:
Stamps - cupcake kitty digi (2 Cute Ink), Seize Cupcake (Hero Arts)
Cardstock - red and blue (stash), pattern paper (Chloe's Closet)
Copics - B0000, B000, B21, B23, B41, YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG13, R20, R24, R30, R32, R35, R37, RV06, RV09, E70, E71, E74, E77, E93, 0
Ink - Staz On Jet Black
Other - Spellbinders oval & scalloped oval, cherry ribbon (stash)
Don't forget to join us at 2 Cute Ink for our bi-weekly challenges (on Fridays) and the FREEBIE, which will only be available for a limited time! You will be inspired by the Design Team's cards and when you enter your card, you will be entered to win 6 digis of your choice from the 2 Cute Ink Digi Shop. Check the blog for challenge details.
Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful! See ya again next Sunday!
Hugs, Margaret

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Halloween... so soon?


Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Today I thought I would post a card that I did with the theme (orange, purple & black) for the weekly challenge at 2 Cute Ink. I'm not much of a Halloween person, but the images at 2 Cute Ink are perfect for those cute and fun cards. I loved making this because it was simple, fun, and turned out totally adorable (if I may say so myself!). I only wish that I could have captured how sparkly the orange gems looked. I had to use the camera in my phone due to technical issues with my laptop. :-)

Supplies:
Stamps - pumpkin love (2Cute Ink)
Cardstock - purple from stash, unknown pattern paper
Copics - YR21, YR12, YR16, YR18, E33, E35, E37, E55, E57
Ink - Memento tuxedo black
Other - Spellbinders dies, orange gems, pop dots, Sharpie white water-based paint marker

Don't forget the new challenges and digi releases at 2 Cute Ink going on every Friday! Not only will you be inspired by the Design Team's cards, but when you enter your card (you must use a 2 Cute Ink image), you are entered to win 3 digis of your choice in the 2 Cute Ink shop! ALSO... keep your eyes peeled for a limited time FREEBIE!!

Hope your weekend is lovely! See ya next Sunday!

Hugs, Margaret

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Double Delight


Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm posting 2 cards because I missed last Sunday. I had (and am still having) technical difficulties with my laptop and have no access to printing or anything. With this first card, I really had it in my mind to make a birthday card, but it was screaming to be something else. Hope you like it...


Supplies:
Stamp - sail away lion (2 Cute Ink), Happy Retirement (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock - blue lake (Paper Source), green (Bazzill), Big Dots Blue/Green (Deju Views)
Copics - tba
Other - buttons (Chatterbox), Spellbinders dies, Sharpie white water-based paint pen

I'll be the first to admit I'm not a cat person, but I think this image is totally adorable. I really wanted to stamp 'warm winter wishes' or something like that, but while looking through my birthday stamps, I found this one that I think fits perfectly. The kitty stamp is not currently in the shop, but will be soon.

Supplies:
Stamps - milk and cookies kitty (2 Cute Ink), wishing  you script (Saavy Stamps)
Cardstock - pink and grey from stash, unknown pattern paper
Copics - W00, W0, W1, W2, R20, R21, R81, R83, R85, E93, E25, E21, E23, BV01, BV04, 0
Other - Spellbinders dies, Prima flowers, tiny buttons from stash

****Don't forget that this coming Friday and every Friday thereafter, 2 Cute Ink will have a weekly challenge AND release new images. Cards by the Design Team will be posted using the new images and the theme for the weekly challenge to get you inspired! Enter your card (made with a 2 Cute Ink digi) and you will be entered to win 3 digis of you choice from 2 Cute Ink!

Everyone loves a FREEBIE, right? Well, keep your eyes peeled for a freebie that will be available for a limited time! While you're at it, check out 2 Cute Ink's shop!

Hope the rest of your weekend is beautiful and your week perfect! I've been good AND patient so I'm hoping that my computer will be fixed this week!! See ya next Sunday! ;-) 

Hugs, Margaret

Sunday, August 26, 2012

School on Mars?

Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Today's card wraps up the back to school theme with the up, up and away rocket ship by 2 Cute Ink Digital stamps. I just love the thought that maybe somewhere out there in the universe some mother is sending her child off to school. :-) This digi is not a traditional school stamp, but the minute I saw it, I knew I wanted to do a school card with it; especially since the rover recently landed on Mars.

I really wanted to do a sentiment that was related to Mars kids also having to go to school, but that just wasn't working out. So, I went through my buttons and found these fun school days buttons PLUS the little chalkboard. How fun! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with that chalkboard. Sometimes thinking outside the box *has* to go one step further. I used the Sharpie Paint pen in white for the writing. This is the oil based pen, not the water based.

Supplies
Image - up, up and away rocket ship by 2 Cute Ink
Paper - red and yellow cardstock from Paper Studio, pattern paper from DCWV
Copics - N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N6, N10, Y28, E84, B23, B26, E000, E01, E02, E93, R22, R24, R27, Y13, Y19, R08, W0, W1, W2, W4, B0000
Other supplies - Spellbinders scalloped rectangle, Sharpie extra fine white paint pen, clear Gelly Roll pen, 3D glue dots, Dress Up buttons school pack

Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful! Stop by the 2 Cute Ink Design Team blog and check out all the other Design Team members creations every day. Their talent will definitely inspire you!

Hugs, Margaret

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back to School


Happy Sunday everyone! It's that time again when we send out kiddies off to school. Here's a card that maybe won't make them feel so bad about it. I'm using the doggie backpack from 2 Cute Ink to celebrate their return to school and ours to sanity... Did I say that out loud? lol I also crumbled the "Back to School" paper because we all know this is what any paper that comes home from school looks like!



Supplies used:
Image - Doggie Backpack from 2 Cute Ink and typed words using DK Crayon Crumble font
Paper - Hobby Lobby cardstock, navy Stardream, School paper from DCWV
Other supplies - Spellbinders round & scalloped round dies, EK Success border punch, yellow and clear glitter glue (on backpack)

Hope you enjoyed this card. Don't forget to head on over to the 2 Cute Ink Digi Shop to take advantage of the 50% coupon code (2500FANS) before it expires today.

Have a wonderful day and happy stamping til the next time!

Hugs, Margaret

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Design Team News

Hey all... I'm back and plan on posting much more frequently since I am now part of 2 Cute Ink's design team. Please check out her store; she has the absolute cutest images! I'm very excited to be part of this team. Life has been too crazy and it's time I took back the reins!

I will be posting on Sundays for the 2 Cute Ink Design Team blog and will copy that same post for this blog. In between, I will also be posting cards and projects I am or have been working on. Lots to come and I hope you will hang in there with me!

Please head over to 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps. They have a 50% off coupon code (2500FANS) that expires tomorrow. 

Happy stamping til the next time!

Hugs, Margaret