InStyle Stamps Wednesday Challenge!

ISS_Ariel_tbuThis is Ariel, a digital image from InStyle Stamps. Isn’t she adorable? I sized her large, so she could be the main focus of my summer themed card.

She is colored with Copics, and then I painted Shimmerz on her top and he tail. So she is quite sparkly in real life!

I didn’t do much else, except use little bubble self adhesive thingies in the corner. I had some random dp that reminded me of the ocean, so I used that. My card base is River Rock, and my matting layer is Blue Bayou.

Head over to the Instyle Stamps blog for all of the details on our challenge, what the prize is for playing along, and how you can get in on the action! Also visit the blogs of the other Design Divas – their links are on the right sidebar.

Beach Bunny

ISS_BeachBunny_tbuThis is Beach Bunny, from the InStyle Stamps line of Beach Time Fun Digital Downloads. Isn’t she fun??

To match the color on both the bottle of suntan lotion and the sun (both buttons I purchased from Hobby Lobby in a “beachy” pack) I got out my Copics to see what would work best. On the towel, I went with my darkest yellow, an highlight of brown to match the bottle.

I added an Imaginisce sentiment, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, to make the white space go away, highlighted with More Mustard just as my main image panel is. My dp is by Prima, from their Eire collection. My card base is Basic Black, to complement her sunglasses and the ink color on the sentiment.

To get the best view of the picture, click on it to make it bigger. I really love this card!

Barb is Bowling!

ISS_PolkaDotBowling_tbuThis is Barb, and she is one of the retro images from InStyle stamps. Isn’t she the most fun? I love that she is bowling! I haven’t done that in so long! I totally want to go now though – she has inspired me, lol!

I colored her using Copic markers, and made the bowling ball polka dotted just for fun. The rest of the card is pretty underwhelming – plain and simple. I do love the Primas  I used – they are from the Carribean collection, St. Martin, by Prima. I can’t remember where I bought them, but I love them!

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Meet Jet

iss_casjet_tbuThis is Jet, and he is an Anime stamp from InStyle Stamps. I’ve never used an anime image before, so I was a little nervuos. Because he’s a boy, I figured I’d make a boyish card – no frills, masculine colors. How’d I do?

I love it when a clean and simple card comes together. I watercolored Jet’s clothes to match the cardstock I used, and ran the white strip through the Cuttlebug before adhering it. I went with Riding Hood Red and Pacific Point to go along with my boyish theme.

It was really hard to leave this card alone, lol. But I did, and I’m pleased with the results!

Little Blue Cuppa

iss_bluecuppa_tbuHOW CUTE is this notecard? I am so in love with it! It was super easy because I used digi paper from InStyle Stamps, as well as one of their digital images. Can’t get any easier than that, lol! I colored my image with Copic markers. The paper was printed on GP white cardstock (from Wal Mart) and it turned out great!

Have you checked out the selection of digi stamps at InStyle Stamps? It is crazy! They totally have something for everyone!

I’m sure I’ll be back lalter for more posting today, but I wanted to get everyone started with a nice cuppa, for a realxing morning! Happy Saturday!taylorsig11

How Relaxing!

iss_sheree_tbuMeet Sheree. How relaxed does she look?? My stamp is from InStyle Stamps, and I just love her. Wouldn’t it be nice to feel llike she does everyday?

I colored the image with Copic markers. The bubbles are covered in Icicle Stickles, which happen to have caught the light and look very green in this pic. I promise it changes colors irl!! I also went ahead and added a sentiment panel, cut with Nesties. I am trying to create a stash of cards that only need a sentiment added, so I have stuff ready that can be used for whatever appropriate occasion arises – I feel so proactive! Dew Drops, a piece of ribbon, and the corner rounder finished this card up for me – I kept it simple for once 🙂

Be sure and check the InStyle Stamps Blog for fun challenges and sneak peeks of newly released stamps!


Happy Hopping Everyone!

iss_bloghopjar_tbuI love Blog Hops! SO fun ,especially whe there is trivia involved! The Divas are already chatting over at the ISS Forums – go chat with them! There you will find the questionnaire that  am about to post, and learn more deets about what you can win!!

Meet This Diva!!!!!

  1. What is your favorite color combination for crafting? Pink, Dark Brown, and a Neutral
  2. If you were stuck on a deserted island, and a box washed up on shore, what 5 craft supplies would you most want to find inside? A complete set of Copic markers, Cutter Bee Scissors, adhesive, cardstock, designer paper
  3. What is your favorite coloring medium? Copics
  4. What embellishment can you not live without? Brads
  5. What are your hobbies (other than papercrafting)? Reading, cooking, writing
  6. What’s your favorite spring time activity? Cleaning
  7. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go? Britain
  8. When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why? Batman – he is just a normal guy, with tons of $$$, lol
  9. What is one item that you really should throw away, but probably never will? Some junky old shelves – but they still hold stuff
  10. If you were an animal, what would you be? A cat – lazy and spoiled.
  11. If you could have an endless supply of any food item, what would you get? pasta
  12. What is your favorite movie? Pride and Prejudice is tied with Love, Actually 🙂
  13. Who is your favorite actor/actress? don’t have one
  14. Do you have a pet? If so, what do you have? 2 year old Brittany Spaniel, 10 week old Terrier, 2 Siamese Cats
  15. How did you first get introduced to stamping? Hosted a Stampin’ Up Party

A couple more things:

Readers need to go to the ISS forum to vote for their favorite project, and that the designer of the project with the most votes will win a prize. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a prize of their own when they vote.

You can enter to win th e grand prize by playing “Meet the DT Trivia.” You will need to collect the answers to a list of questions about the DT and email your answers to by 10pm EST to enter. The list of questions will be posted on the ISS forum at noon on Friday so no one gets a head start on it.

Now – my candy jar! Currently it holds bunny shaped, pastel colored marshmallows, but I’m hoping next it will hold peanut m&m’s!I colored the images with Copics, and added to the inside of the jar (I have a 3 year old). It’ s pretty darn simple, but I wanted her to be involved with the projet, so she felt like it was hers, too. She picked out the colors for the eggs 🙂 Sweet little one – why do they grow so fast?