Friday, October 29, 2010

Raise the Bar Challenge #42

The challenge this week at Raise the Bar is to use a vehicle on your card. My stepmom actually inked this stamp by Galorie Vernissage for Inkadinkado and brought it to me recently. Isn't it great? I love that it has that fantastic message already in there!! It definately made the layout of this card a breeze! I've been wanting to use that piece of ribbon for awhile now. I don't even remember where I picked it up. It's really wide and I still have a little bit left.. so you may be seeing it again before the end of autumn ; )
Here's the details:
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Paper: Bazzill
Eyelets: Making Memories
Ink: Memento Coco Brown
Misc: Nesties Large Circle and Scallop
Copics:
Truck: B91, B93, B95
Pumpkins: YR65, YR04, YR07, YR09
Squirrel and Basket: E31, E33
Flowers: V04, V01, Y17, Y08
Apples: R29, R24, Y08
Grass: YG67, YG63

Thanks for coming by.. now come play at Raise the Bar!
Hugs~
Challenges
Cards for Men - Anything Goes (Must be for a male)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Halloween or Autumn
Fab 'N' Funky Challenges - Clean and Simple

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge DDSB#31

It's a fun week over at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!! This week it's "Anything Goes"!! Woo-hoo..l love these kind of challenges.  I've been wanting to color this image for awhile. It makes me think of my mom. Not because of the pie.. lol. My mom doesn't bake, well not pies.  She loves geraniums!! We always had huge pots of them during the summer. In the falls we would go apple picking in one of the orchards not far from here. We would have apples coming out of our ears!! So, this is for mom... awwww ; )
Here's a close up so you can get a gander at how I put Glossy Accents on the apples to really make them pop.

Image: Digi Doodle Shop "Fresh Baked Pie"
Papers: Bazzill and K&Company Ancestory.com Photo Mat Pack
Sentiment Stamp: The Paper Studio
Accessories: Crystal Effects (on apples)
Brads: Recollections
Misc. supplies: Black and white Prisma pencils
Mona Lisa orderless Mineral Spirits, Paper Stumps (Tortillons)
Ink: Tim Holtz "Peeled Piant" Distress Ink, Memento "Coco Brown"
Copics Used:
Shutters: YG91, YG95 and YG99
Bricks and Clay Pot: R02, E31 and E33
Shelf and Tree Trunk: E37, E33 and E31
Pie: Y21, C3
Window: BG10
Greenery: YG11, YG63, YG11
Apples: R29, R27, R24 and Y08
Shadows and House: BV20 and C3
As always, I am thrilled that you came to visit!!Now hurry.. go make something for the challenge.. lol.  Also swing by the rest of my teamies blogs!! You will be truly inspired!!
Hugs~

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Birgitte with Sunflower

I've been wanting to color Birgitte from All That Scraps for a bit now and when I saw a challenge for pastels I just knew she would be perfect.
Here's the artsty, fartsy shots

I just realized I was going to Stickle her wings and never did. Oh well.. it's amazing how much I notice when I photograph that I never pick up on in real life.. lol. See how the "dana do'ed it" is strategically placed over the crooked ribbon?? lmao!!
Here's the recipe:
Stamp: All the Scraps "Birgitte with Sunflower"
Sentiment: AmyR Stamps "Sassy Sentiments" (Also available at All That Scraps)
Ink: Memento Cocoa Brown
Papers: K&Company
Misc: Nesties Big Scalloped Oval, Cuttlebug Die Cut (on sentiment)
Ribbon: Michaels Brand
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E02, R02
Hair: E17, E31, E33
Dress: Y21, Y11, 0
Pants: YG11, 0
Apron: B00
Sunflower: Y17, YR07, Y11, R02, E31, E33
YG11, YG63, YG67
Boots: E13, E15, E17
Other than the challenges she will be playing in I think that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs~



Challenges:
Wild Orchid - Pastels
A Spoonful of Sugar - Let's Get Punchy
Flourishes - No buttons or bows (ribbon is ok)
** I am trying to add the "Flourishes" blinkie to my blog but keeps blowing it up to a monsterous size. I will keep working on it but I think it is a blogger issue.
Copic Challenge Corner @ Simply Scrapping Crafts - Caucasian skin and Brunette hair
Papercraft Star - Photo inspiration
Creative Card Crew - Let's Punch It

Monday, October 25, 2010

Penny Black "Decorate the Season"

Geesh.. have you ever had one of those days when you don't like anything??  I started I don't know how many cards today only to stop in disgust! Nothing was working. Finally this evening this started coming together. 

 I knew I wanted to use these papers so I tried to keep her colors in muted greens, browns and that golden yellow. 
Here's the close up

And the inside

Here's all the details:
Stamp: Penny Black "Decorate the Season"
Ink: Memento Cocoa Brown
Papers: Free digi kit download from
Shabby Princess . I literally spent hours there last night downloading a bunch of papers. I love them!!!!
The green is Bazzill
Ribbon: Stash
Misc: Glossy Accents, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Gold Pigment Ink and Gold Embossing Powder
Copics:
Skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
Hair: YR18, R08, YR02
Pants: YG91, YG95, YG99
Vest and Hat: E31, E15
Boots: E31, E33, R20, C3, C5, Y17
Shirt, Scarf, Socks and Star: Y17, YR02
Watering Can: C3, C5, C7

Now hopefully tomorrow I can salvage all those half finished cards!!
Thanks for taking a look and hope you are having a blessed day!
Hugs~


Challenges
Penny Black at Allsorts - Colors of Autumn
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Spots and Stripes
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
(Their very first challenge.. so hop on over!!)
Caardvarks - Decorated Inside and Out


Friday, October 22, 2010

Sadie

This is my second post today so if you're here for the Raise the Bar card, just scroll down. It's friday so of course that means that I played with one of my images from Mo's Digital Pencil overnight!! Her challenges post on Thursdays and I always wait to see what the challenge is before I start. This week the challenge is "Fall Colors". 

Here's what I came up with:
Aren't those colors just gorgeous? That paper is from K&Company and I just love how it's orange and muted at the same time.
Here's an angle shot and a close up:

I'd buy apples from her.. what about you? My family used to go apple picking in the fall when I was a kid so for me, apples and fall go hand in hand!
So here's the recipe:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil "Sadie with Apples"
Sentiment: Inkadinkado
BG stamps used: Stampabilities "Swirls and Curls" and "La London Script" on frame and tag. Script on DP was already on paper ; )
Frame: Nestabilities "Big Scalloped Ovals Large".
Tag: Magnolia DooHickey Die
Ribbon: Michaels Store Brand
Paper: K&Company, Bazzill, XpedX
Ink: Memento Cocoa Brown, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
Eyelets: Making Memories
Photo corners: Unknown
Misc: Crop-A-Dile
Copics: (these are to the best of my ability to remember.. was coming down with the flu and was heavily medicated.. lol)
Skin: E13, E15, E17
Hair: R20, E33, E37
Vest: E31, E15
Basket: Y21, E31
Apples: R27, R24, Y08
Bag: R20, E31, E33
Shoes: C3, C5
Apron and Blouse: E00
Skirt: YG91, YG95, YG99

Thanks for taking a look!
Hugs~





Challenges
Mo's Challenge Blog - Fall Colors
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Vintage
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Digi
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge -Color Challenge : Yellow, Orange, Red and Brown

Raise the Bar Challenge #41

The challenge this week at Raise The Bar is purple, black and orange. Of course, your mind runs right to Halloween.. right? But I've been wanting to ink this image for awhile now. And you'll never guess where I got her!! Google free coloring images.. you will be so amazed.  You will find lots of Art Noveau images and I just think she's grand. I always knew I wanted to do her veil with the sun shining through it. I don't know how successful that turned out but I like it. 
 The background is my own technique I discovered because I wanted to play with the Alcohol Ink backgrounds made famous by Tim Holtz but cost is always a factor. So I tried it with my Copics. I am sure I am not the first person to discover this but I personally have never seen a video on it so I thought I would share. You can find it here, you'll just have to scroll down. I added the silver by adding drops of Silver Pigment Reinker.
Here's all the other details:
Image: Free Coloring page
Stamp: Thinking of You messages from Hero Arts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: XpedX and own Alcohol Ink bg
made with V09, V06, V04 and 0. Also Silver Pigment Reinker
Copics:
Dress: V09, V06, V04
Skin: E000, E00 and R20
Sun: Yr18, YR09, YR07, YR65, Y17, Y13, Y11
Veil: BG15, BG10
Flourish: Cricut cut with Home Decor Cartridge
Misc: Stardust Stickles

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge DDSB#30



This weeks challenge over at Digi Doodle Shops Best is "Keep It Simple". No Design Paper allowed and only one embellishment. But see.. simple doesn't have to be boring ; ) I just love my swirly embossing folder. It can give so many illusions like clouds or waves.  
Here's a few close ups so you can see her details and how she's popped up:


Now on to that beautiful image.. isn't she just gorgeous?? Come and join us this week and don't forget to visit all my teamies blogs.. you'll be "Inspired"!!
Here's all the details:
Image: Angel 2 at Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment: Hero Arts "Thinking of You Messages"
Paper: XpedX
Copics: Oozak.com (if you can find a better price, let me know.. lol)
Skin: E00, E000, E02 and R02
Hair: Y21, Y17, E31
Scarf: RV00, R81
Gown: V01
Wings: B00
Flowers and Greenery: R81, R83, R85, BV13, YG11, YG63 and YG03
Seat: C3, C5
Dove: BG10
Thanks for taking a look!
Hugs!
Dana

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Stamps at Digi Doodle Shop!!

Judy and her Mum at Digi Doodle Shop have been hard at work and look at these new releases!!


  

 You've got to head over and pick these up. The Poinsettia is on sale for $1.70!!
I'd use that much in gas pulling out of my driveway ; )
Hugs~

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Josh's Halloween Card and a Freebie

I don't do scary.. so I thought this was adorable.. especially since my grandson is only 14 months! My daughter just told us they had gotten him a vampire costume. I think this is actually "Batman" but.. it works!
Do I hear an "Awwww!"? I know!! It's going to kill us that they are in Texas and we won't be able to spend it with them.
Here's the artsy, fartsy shots so you can see that cool embellie!!
Got to love Glossy Accents!! I just cut that out of this awesome paper (K&Company Halloween by Tim Coffey) and added Glossy Accents and pop dotted it!  And I am going to add below the file I created for that Word Art sentiment. It's the perfect size to cut out with a 1 1/4" round punch and layer with your smallest scallop nestie (or scallop, round punch).
And here's a close up of the coloring:
My grandson's really a blonde like his "PaPa" (they prounounce it Paw Paw) but with this little bit showing I didn't do it blonde. (He doesn't actually have fangs either.. lol)
And here's the Word Art I used here. There's 3 Halloween circles and some Christmas stuff. I love playing with all sorts of media.


As always, click on the thumbnail before you right click to save so you are getting the full blown image. If you guys create anything with it make sure to drop me a line.. I would love to see it! I get those edges on my sentiments by just going around the outside edge with my Copic. Cool huh?
Here's all the details:
Image: Bilmalarna (I've searched and cannot find this stamp anywhere. It was stamped for me by a good friend.. thanks Elizabeth!!)
Papers: K&Company "Halloween" by Tim Coffey (ADORABLE!!)
Ribbon: Celebrate It (Michael's brand)
Sentiment: My own Word Art
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in "Broken China" and "Peeled Paint"
Misc: Crystal Effects, Nesties Circle and Scallops, EK Success 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Copics:
Skin: E00, E000, E02, R02
Cape, Shoes and Hood: C3, C5 and C7
Pants: YG13, YG11, YG03

Thanks for taking a look!
Hugs~

Challenges :
A Spoonful of Sugar - Boo (Halloween)
Stamp with Fun - Halloween
Creative Inspirations - Halloween/Fall
Ooh La La Creations  - Scarry Stuff
Kaboodle Doodles - Let's Go Batty
My Time to Craft - October 31st




Yep.. You're In the Right Place..lol

This is a test of the emergency broadcast system..lol. I obviously edited my blog layout if you've been here before. I am having a hard time getting everything where I want so I guess I will be spending some time playing with this today. Let me know what you think. There are so many great sites I love but color is an issue for me. I have a lot of problems with eyestrain so I can't have a solid white background. I'm liking this one so far.. but I am a person who LOVES, LOVES, LOVES color. I am hoping this won't get boring to me.
Hugs~

^^^ Yea!! I can finally add my transparent siggy. My other version of blogger always added a white background ; )

Monday, October 18, 2010

Penny Black "Banner Of Joy"

I just got the "Banner of Joy" from Penny Black in the mail so I had to make this one to play along in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. 
Here's a close up of her:
After this card I had to go shopping because these were my last pieces of  green cs!! This card looks huge doesn't it?? It's a standard A2 card.
Here's all the details:
Stamp: Penny Black "Banner Of Joy"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Bazzill, Graphic 45 and Ancestory.com photo mat pack
Lace: Offray
Ric Rac is from stash
Rhinestones: Unknown
Copics:
Skin: E00, E000, R20
Hair: Y21, E31 and Y17
Gown: R39, R29, R27 and R24 (I used Colorless blender on the flowers of her gown to make them look lighter)
Banner: C1, C3
Wings: B00, B02
Image backlit with BG10 and BG15

Wow!! Shortest post I've made in awhile..lol. I must be anxious to get in my "hidey hole" like my husband and I call my craftroom and get started on my grandson's Halloween card! I picked up the cutest pack of papers yesterday and ribbon for it!! Can't wait!

Here's a plug for Digi Doodle Shop too! Click on the link in my sidebar and head over to see the four new stamps that were just released today! I am in love with all of them.. but I HAVE to have the Poinsettia. And it's not too late to get in the challenge this week which is "Show Us Your Peeps". Anything with a person or persons will do!

Talk to ya' soon. A little vampire card is calling my name ; )
Hugs!
Dana

Challenges: (only 1 now but I am sure more will follow)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Sketch Challenge

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sugar!!

I am a diabetic so I can just imagine that she is converting these all to sugar free with her little wand.. lmao!!  Having been room mother to all three kids for more years than I care to remember it just had to have the obligatory Halloween cupcake!! If you look real close you can see I added black sprinkles by cutting a few scraps from my MS scallop punch. The trash part of the punch makes perfect sprinkles!!
 I just adore Maureens art!! You can find this along with so many others you won't be able to chose just one at Mo's Digital Pencil. I actually won this image in Mo's blog hop but had also just purchased two other images so it was a real toss up which one I wanted to make today. This one won out because I really wanted to play with the Alcohol Ink background in pinks. If you haven't seen my tutorial on using your Copics to create your own AI bg's you can find it up at the top under tutorials or in the sidebar. What I adore about using my Copics this way is I can take the EXACT color I used in my images to create my BG papers. How COOL is that?? Look how perfect it matches here little tutu! Oh... and here's a close up of that adorable outfit!!

For the sentiment I added a little metallic pink seed bead on the "i" .
Are your teeth hurting yet from all this sweetness?
Here's all the details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil "Sugar"
Sentiment: Thinking of You Message from Hero Arts
Papers: XpedX and own Alcohol Ink BG (used RV02, RV06, RV09 and 0 )
Misc: 1 1/4" Circle Punch EK Success, Martha Stewart Scallop Border punch, smallest Scallop Nestie, Glitter Gel Pens, Star Dust Stickles, metallic seed bead
Copics:
Skin: E11, E02, R02
Hair: C5, C7, C9 and B02
Wings: YG06, YG03, YG11
Cupcakes: Way tooo many to list. I think I had every marker out on my table!
Thanks so much for coming by and hope you have a blessed day!
Hugs~
Dana

Challenges
Mo's Digital Pencil 2 - Sketch
Copic Creations - Colorless Blender Tricks
Totally Gorjuss - Pink
Fab 'n' Funky - Yummy, yummy, yummy (Food)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Raise the Bar Challenge #40

Get a hobby!! No.. that's not a command.. lol. That's the challenge this week at Raise the Bar, any card showing an activity. It could be hiking, golfing, sewing, shopping ....oohh... I see some light bulbs going off ; )
This adorable image from Sassy Studios is stamping. I think I had as much fun making the little tiny card she is holding in her hand, if not more, than I had making the whole card. She decided to distress her little card (yes.. I actually distressed the edges of that lil' tiny card!!), stamped a swirl bg and she even pulled out her Martha Stewart butterfly punch. All while wearing her apron and not making a mess anywhere. Yea.. right! If you could see what I look like when I am hanging out in my craftroom!! Sweats, T-shirts, no make-up, hair in a ponytail....I LOVE IT!!
Here's a close up:
I put a pop dot on the inside of the card to hold it somewhat closed. Otherwise it kept wanting to swing open much more. It worked like a charm!
Here's the rest of the details:
Sentiment: Hero Arts "Thinking of You Images"
Papers: The Paper Studio, Bazzill
Ribbon: Stash
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Stardust Stickles, EK Success Circle Punch, Circle Nestie
Ink: Tim Holtz "Broken China" Distress Ink (on the little card)
Copics:
Skin: E00, E000, E02 and R02
Lips: R81, R83
Eyes: B00
Clothes: R81, R83, R85, B00

So come on.. grab a stamp or digi and head on over and join the fun at Raise the Bar!

Hugs~
Dana


Challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - Use Circles
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Color It In

Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenge DDSB#29

The Challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shops Best is "These Are My Peeps".  There are so many great digi's there to choose from but something about this one just tugged at my heart strings. Having worked on so many fall projects lately I knew I wanted to do something girley and pink!!
Here's the details:
Card size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Background papers: Prima
Pink scallop cut out on my cricut with XpedX pink cardstock
Digi image: Digi Doodle Shop
Flower Embellies: K&Company (aren't they grand??)
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E02 and R02
Doll skin: E11 Doll Hair: Y13 (I wanted it to look fake)
Girls Dress, Bows and Shoes: R85, R83 and R81
Background: BG10

There.. now go make something and come join the fun!!
Hugs!!
Dana

Challenges:
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Flowers (Thanks Lisa Jane!!)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kenny K Mistletoe

This is my second post today so if you didn't see the first one you need to check it out! I posted some awesome freebies of ledger paper, a post card and other goodies, plus a link where you can spend hours like I did. Also uploaded a link to my favorite handwriting font on the freebies page.
K.. so back to the K's.. Kenny K that is!! I made this to play in their challenge this week which is a Christmas theme.
Isn't she a cutey?? Remember my post from last weeks challenge when I admitted that red and black scare me?? Guess what are my two favorite new color families in my Copics? I did finally pick up a C1 and C9. Woo Hoo!
So here's a close up so you can see all her glorious glitter:

This is a rather large card so her boots photographed really dark but they are actually the same colors as her santa suit and hat.
Here's all the details:
Stamp: "Mistletoe" digi image from KennyK
Papers: Prima, XpedX and that awesome red panel behind her?? Paint chip from Lowes ; )
Eyelets: Making Memories
Nesties: Large Deckled Rectangle. Rhinestones: Assorted stash
Crafty tip of the day:
Faux stitching: Hot off the Press Paper Piercing Template

I just got this in the mail yesterday. Here's an unsolicited  plug for Addicted to Rubber Stamps (that link will take you directly to this product) they are awesome. I make quite a few online purchases and this is one of my favorite sites. I received this box along with another package from another site which I won't name. The other package had no invoice, no thank you.. just the product. I usually get more than that when I order from an individual on ebay!! My box from Addicted to Rubber stamps? OMG!! A 12x12 piece of free designer paper, a 8x10 piece of free "Happy Halloween" paper, a sheet of free Penny Black stickers, 4 pieces of candy just as a "thank you" on top of all the marvelous products I ordered on late Friday night.. and received Tuesday!! Plus they have the most awesome wish list feature of any site I've been to. (My wish list has about 100 items!!)
Misc: Crystal Effects and DecoArt Glamour Dust
Copics:
Skin: E02, E00, E02, R02
Clothes, Boots, Mistletoe: R24, R27, R29, R39
Buckle and Belts: C3 thru C9
Greenery: YG63, YG03

Wowser!! I think that's all. I sure am in a chatty mood today.. must be all that coffee I'm drinking after spending all night web browsing : )
Hugs~
Dana

Challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Make it Christmas
Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge
Wild Orchid Challenge - Stitch It Up (ok to use faux stitching)

Free Ledger Paper, Post Card and more!

I've had this ledger paper on my computer for awhile and completely forgot about it. A lot of my background stamps don't work as well now that I am not usually making standard size cards. I work with a LOT of digi images so I've just been making the card size to fit the size I want the digi. 
Here's the ledger paper:

 I was going to upload this ledger paper last night and wanted to give credit to the person I downloaded it from. I never found this actual ledger paper but I did find lots more at these two sites INCLUDING postcards, full pages of script (some french), antique frames that are gorgeous in beautiful colors and so much more. You will be hooked!  Look at these!!

See what I mean??  All their stuff is copyright free so hallelujah for the 20's!! And it's not all vintage.. look at this one!
Well, it's vintage, but you know what I mean.. lol! So grab these freebies and then head over to 
The Vintage Moth and
Antique Images

Hugs~
Dana

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Penny Black Christmas

I made this to play along in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. It's one of the challenges I try to get in every week.. which is sort of a challenge for me because I only own about 5 PB stamps. That is sure to change quickly though because I just ordered two multi stamp clear sets.. cannot wait!!!
The challenge this week was to use two stamps.. luckily I do have one of their sentiment stamps. I just love how bright and crisp this turned out. Here's a close up:
Hhmm.. just realized I cut off her elbow.. poor thing ; )
Here's the details:
Paper: Bazzill, GP and XpedX
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampabilities Royal Blue
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Brads: Recollections
Sequins: from my stash
Misc: Glossy Accents and DecoArt Glamour Dust
Copics:
B24, YG06, BG13, RV02, V04, B00, YR07, R39, R29, R27, R24, Y17 and Y08

Thanks for coming by to have a looksy! Now I am heading to the mailbox.. oh please be there new stamps!! lol

Hugs~
Dana

Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use 2 Penny Black stamps
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Winter Wonderland
Papertake Weekly Challenge - 3 of a kind (Mine is the three snowmen)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Altered Truvia Box

Warning.. there's going to be a lot of pics.. lol!
Here's a few side shots
And here's a close up of the compass on the front that I added Crystal Effects to.

I am a very visual learner so pictures speak volumes to me.  I've had this empty Truvia box sitting on my desk for months waiting to be converted into something beautiful. I really need a safe place to store my colored Copic images. All I need is to spill coffee on one that's done.. huh? The Truvia box is the ideal size to store most of the images I color. It's 4 1/2" by 5" by 3" deep. First step was to give it a coat of Gesso.
This was just the first coat. I think I ended up giving it three coats total. I don't have any pics of the panels in progress.  I just measured and cut two layers for each panel. I crumpled up the off white panels before I distressed and stamped to really give it an old world feel. I used three different stamp sets I've had since this summer and this is the first time I've actually used them!! Sorry, I don't know the makers. (If you recognize them please leave a comment )
The distressing was all done with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Broken China and Peeled Paint. Here's a close up of the Globe that was popped up on the frame for the front of the box.

The actual stamping was done with Memento Coco Brown. Aren't those two shade of TH inks together just glorious?? It almost looks like aged copper. It was a Oopsy discovery from a challenge at Splitcoaststampers last week. I didn't realize I had two different colors on my sponge when I went to distress the card I was working on. Now I think it's my fav color combo!!
And last but not least.. here's my crafting tip of the day, or week.. lol. I just love passing on things I know work for me ; )

The salesperson at one of my local craft shops (For Keepsake) turned me onto this earlier this week and this is the first project I've used it on. OMG!! It is awesome!! It literally grabs as quick as a glue gun. Last night I played with some flowers (you know the ones, where you cut off the petals.. here's a great tutorial at Splitcoaststampers). I didn't have to clamp the flowers or anything to let them dry. My only suggestion is to play with this glue before you use it on a really special project. It has a different texture and does tend to string a bit, especially when you first use it. By no means is that a deterrent.. it is too FAB!! It just takes a little getting used to.
So here's a quick rundown on products:
Truvia box
Gesso
Crystal Effects
Papers : Bazzill
Stamps: Unknown (but I know someone will let me know soon )
**Edit** The wonderful Julie at Splitcoaststampers just PM'd me. Now we know 2 of the 3!!
The Paper Company "Journey Icons" and
The Paper Company "World Icons"
Inks: Memento Coco Brown, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Broken China and Peeled Paint.
Glue: Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced

Hugs~
Dana

Challenges - yep.. I found one..lol
One Stop Craft Challenge - Alter It