Girlie Bot

lad_girliebot_tbuWelcome to the girlie side of Gizmos and Gears! Chocolate and different shades of pink, and some blinged out chipboard shapes — it just makes me giggle! But then again, so does the super confused look I think this robot has – I know the feeling!

I had tons of fun making this card. I started with a light pink base, then threw on some chocolate Core’dinations –how fab is that paper?? Next I did a layer of hot pink, with a layer printed vellum dp under it. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for it. I stamped a background stamp from the set on the cardstock. I grabbed my newest Nesties – Labels 4 – and cut out two large ones and a small one. For the latgest one, I used a file on the edges to make the Core’dinations show it’s core color – pink, lol! I used the smallest cutout for the sentiment.

The robot is stamped on Fabriano watercolor paper, and colored with SU  and Copic markers. Completing the card are some pink and brown ribbon, and some awesome blingy Maya Road chipboard shapes. I painted the flower stem with Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz, and the gear with Pink Poinsetta Shimmerz Blingz. You can get most of these products at Lizzie Anne Designs! It’s one stop shopping, and a flat rate of $5 for shipping. You can’t go wrong with that! The chipboard shapes are so fun, and they are ON SALE!!

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CASE-ing the Amazing Kisa!!

kisaThis is Kisa’s card. The JBelle DT members all CASE-d one of her cards this week, while she cooked up the cutest tutorial for y’all! I fell in love with this ard immediately when I saw it on her blog. I was immediately drooling over her sketch, and knew I had a giraffe somewhere that needed some love! She specifically stated she wanted to keep it boyish, so my brain clicked and I decided I’d do a girlie version! After all, there must be a girlie version of all things boyish, yes?

dfa_pinkgiraffe1This is my version. LOL, it looks a little top heavy, but that is because I forgot to straighten the pic! Obviously, the giraffe is different (hers – Prima; mine – Doodle Factory), Instead of sparkly stars at the top I painted chipboard with Tim Holtz distress paint. And no brads for me – I used Liquid Pearls in White Opal everywhere. I used a piece of painted chipboard at the bottom as well, in place of a sentiment. I colored my giraffe with a copic marker, and then added Shimmer (Pink) Paint as my finishing touch! I love her, and this layout! THANKS KISA!!!!!!

Now, remember to check the JBelle Blog for her awesome tutorial and check the DT members blog’s to see what they’ve created! And oh, how could I almost forget this exciting news: From Midnight tonight untill Midnight on Friday , the SHIMMERZ ARE ON SALE!!!!! Aaaaaack! That is so exciting! They will all be 15% off. AND Lindsey has 4 new colors of paint in stock, and 2 new colors of blingz!!

My Last Twinkling Tuesday….

mttsc14And my sweet little one is our Guest Twinkie today! I told her she had to pick one green, and then anyother other colors she wanted. After *MUCH* discussion, she settled on Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White. I’m so proud of her! For a three year old, she grasps the concept of matching very well!

emerald-angelHere is what she and I came up with. Of course, she picked the image, the dp, the label shape, and had to have a trinket hanging from the ribbon.  We filed the edges of the dp, to add a bit more white.

I stepped down from the Twinkling Tuesday’s team because there are quite a few people on it now, and I felt my absence would not be as noticed. I have a lot of DT work to do,and Tuesday is one of my busiest days. I will miss everyone so much!!

A Little Birdie Told Me….

birdhouse2My daughter has a things for all things bird-related. Feeders, houses, cages – whatever. She loves it.  So I bought her this tiny on at Michael’s to paint and out in her room.

I started off by painting the whole thing gray, using an acrylic paint I had. Then I painted the roof with Coal Shimmerz Paints, and the house itself with the Flashee Fuschia. I colored my mushrooms using Prismacolor markers, cut then down a smidge, and aligned them with the left side of the house. There are stickles in the center of each flower, and on the tip of the perch. I wrapped the perch in linen thread, for no particular reason, lol! The whole house is super shimmery irl 🙂

My mushroom images are from InStyle Stamps! Aren’t they adorable?

Chocolate Treats

pad_chocolate-treats_tbuI made this card using Pez-a-Doodle stamps, because I was in the mood for some chocolate yummeis and we didn’t have any! So, I was forced to make my own, lol. I colored each treat with Cipcs, and then painted the pink Layer with Pink Poinsetta Shimmerz Blingz.  Then I did the Strawberries with Shimmerz Royal Red Paint. I applied some Dew Drops in strategic places, and tied a big ole’ bow (that’s how we say it in the South – bwahahahahaha) across the bottom. And since I can’t eat I’ve just been staring at it for hours. I think I need help, lol.

A Few Lizzie Anne Pics of Tutti Fruity

lad_cherrybookmark_tbuFirst up is a little “Cherry-o” Bookmark. I made a whole bunch of thee (ok, 5) because our bookmark stash was getting terribly low. The cherries are painted with Royal Red stickles, coffee for the stems, and olive for the leaf. The whole thing took maybe 10 minutes. If you are looking for a sweet, fun, and easy gift, I’d vote for bookmarks in a minute! We are constantly misplacing them, or they get crazy worn. or the bookmark monster (cousin to the sock monster that lives in dryers) eats them.

lad_chocolatepie_tbuNext up is some yummy chocolate pie.  I reliaze the intent for this set was fruits so int theory this should be an orange, lemon or lime. But I was in the mood for chocolate when I made it, so that’s what I made! No one ever turns down chocolate pie!

lad_goodapple_tbu To make up for my lust for pie, I next made a green apple card. Can’t get any healthier, right? I really think this card is quite cheerful – I love the bright colors on it! And the dew drops – I think I might be slighlt obsessed with them, lol. I wonder if there is a group for that. Hmmmmm……

Well, that is all blabbermouth me has to say today. You are shocked, I know – just one post, not too many words. But I did cram 3 pics into my post, so that should count for something!

If you can, leave me a comment and tell me which one is your favorite! I’m always interested in other peopes opinions. The pie is my favorite, lol. I’m sure there is *no* surprise in that!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Friday!!!

School Days….and Blog Candy!

jbe_jbe040_tbuCan I just start this off by saying how difficult it was to narrow down the choices for this week’s Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge? We CASE-d another DT member this week – Kim over at Sunshiny Days. Talk about one talented lady!!! *whew* I get really nervous when I have to case members of any design team, lol! I drooled over her blog (literally – she has some tasty treats on there, too!) for at least an hour before I settled on a card to case. I chose the card from the post titled Riley Sketch, and it is from last Thursday.

hsc54-k17Here is what her adorable card looks like! How cute is the little book reading Riley? I love it! For my card, I changed up the color scheme a little bit – rather than Chocolate Chip I used Tangerine Tango, and rather than circular Nesties I went with the Labels Two set. Also, I used the Lizzie Anne Designs set called School Days. I used Fancy Pants dp, from their About a Boy line. I just love the rich colors in these papers! I colored my little guy and his books with Prismacolor markers as well as Copics. The apple is popped up on a dimensional, and painted with Royal Red Shimmerz. The books have Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz on them – so sparkly irl! I used twill ribbon purchased from Jacksonbelle, but it looks like it is out of stock right now. Stalk her though – she’ll get it back, lol! In the top right corner where Kim placed brads, I put clear epoxy stickers – I love the way they magnify the stripes! Please play along with us this week – the keyword if you upload to SCS is JBE040.

Now, on to the blog candy! Be honest – that is the only reason you are still here, lol! I’m giving away $25 worth of Jacksonbelle products! How fun is that?! I picked out an assortment of Webster’s Pages, Fancy Pants Papers, and Shimmerz for someone to win! Isn’t that exciting?!?!?! All you have to do is play along with us this week. Except I’ll be even more open – pick any member of the Jacksonbelle Design Team and CASE one of our cards. Post a link back here (either to the card on your blog or to an online gallery) in the comment section, and I will draw a random winner! If you upload your card to SCS, use the keyword JBE040A, so I know it is for the extra challenge I’ve issued (and if it happens to be one of Kim’s card’s you’ve cased, use both keywords).

You have until next Monday night – February 23rd – at 8:00 EST to link your creations here. Please be sure to give credit where it is due, and say who you CASE-d!! I’ll anounce the winner next Tuesday, when we do our next Jacksonbelle Challenge! Have fun stamping! And don’t forget to stop by the Jacksonbelle Blog, where Kim has created an awesome tutorial for you this week! Links to the other DT members are on my right sidebar – so go leave some love!