Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Inktegrity Tennis Girl

Another adorable image from the newly released "Have a Ball" series by Inktegrity! All other elements are SU! The little girl's skirt and sweater are paper pieced with SU! DSP.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sneak Peek #2 Have a Ball!

So exciting!!! Tomorrow is the release for the Have a Ball series from Inktegrity! The images are simply adorable! Don't miss out on the drawing... these little cuties could be yours free! Click here for info.

For this particular card I used my favorite SU! Big Shot Lattice die to create the turquoise background. I adhered that piece to SU! DSP, then placed that over SU! Pumpkin Pie cardstock (dang now I am hungry!) Crushed Curry, a new In Color, is the matting behind that piece... so there are several layers involved. The fun Crystal Stickers in Tangerine are from Mark Richards. Those are adhered to the two "flowers" to give a little zing and depth to my layout.

I ran a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock through my Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots, then adhered it to the side. Finally after a few layers of cardstock and adding the tagged sentiment, I adhered my main image on an angle. To colorize this little darling, I used a mixture of SU! markers and water coloring with SU! classic ink.

Stop by tomorrow for the final image from the Have a Ball series! Until then...
Lisa =D

Friday, August 14, 2009

Inktegrity Have a Ball Sneaky Peek!

Here is a special sneak peak of the adorable Have a Ball series by Inktegrity, due to release this Sunday. There are two other images, so tomorrow I will be sharing another with you ;) Check out the Inktegrity blog to see what the other DT members have been coming up with.

For the football girl image: She is colored in pencils. I created the flower edge with Cuttlebug die cut edgers using SU! cardstock.

The football boy: All paper by Stampin' Up! The star is 4 pieces of DSP paper. I started with one star, layered it then cut the next out and so on and so on. Then I edged the yellow star with Stickles. I added 3 pastel metal/glass brads (SU!) to the star edge for a little fun and interest. I decided to cut out the boy and adhere him with Stampin' Dimensionals to help him stand out a bit ;) Then pulled out the olive stripe from the DSP by adding the Old Olive ribbon (SU!). By placing the stripe paper horizontally, it gives the star an illusion of motion.

Check back tomorrow for the next sneak peak!
Have a fab weekend!
Lisa :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cutest Lovebug Ever!

Had a few minutes today so I decided to take another SCS sketch challenge, SC240. The Lovebug from Inktegrity's new line is just perfect for this layout... so I couldn't resist and got to work ;)

The car is paper pieced with this cute gingham and flower paper. The tires are watercolored with SU! Watercolor Pencils in black. Then I cut out two little flowers from the gingham paper and adhered them to the tires with yellow brads. For a bit of bling, I added tiny rhinestones to the ladybug's antennae. She is colored with SU! markers.

For some fun I added a yellow flower that I inked up (SU! Classic Ink) with the color from the ladybug's spots. Ran the rosy pink cardstock through the Cuttlebug with their Swiss Dots embossing folder then punched it out with a Stampin' Up flower punch. The ribbon behind the flowers is SU! Old Olive.

The slide is from SU! Hodgepodge Hardware kit. SU! Apricot Appeal cardstock was punched out with their scallop edger and, then I added a ribbon overlay.

Thank you for stopping by!
Lisa =D

Splitcoast's 239 Sketch Challenge

I really loved the sketch challenge SCS gave out on Wednesday SC239, so I decided to play along. The stamp is from Rubber Romance and paper, ink markers, Stampin' Dimensionals, and linen thread are from SU! The tiny pearls are from the Paper Studio.

I water colored the hat (Sahara Sand) and shirt (Baja Breeze) using blender pens and ink pads, then used SU! markers for the rest of the image. I sponged Saraha Sand ink around the edges and stippled Baja Breeze around the figure to create the illusion of the sky. The paper is retired DSP featuring Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand.

Thank you for stopping by! I love comments so don't hesitate...
hugs, Lisa =D

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Inktegrity Sneak Peak... YAY!

I am so honored and excited to have been chosen to be a part of Joni's first Design Team for Inktegrity. It is awesome working with such a talented group of artists! Thank you, Joni, for trusting me with your adorable images!

Tomorrow is the big release day for the "Dream Big" series. So for a taste of what the excitement is all about, I am featuring 3 of my cards from this line. Check back tomorrow for two more! You are going to want these images, so see the end of this post for info on winning all 5!

Feel Better Bug

I was going for a soft, comfy, muted look so I "water-colored" the image using SU! ink and blender pens. Doesn't show up great in the photos, but I added Stickles tothe ladybug to give her some sparkle. I made a bow with linen thread and added it to the stem of the apple, then tied some to each of the buttons for a bit of texture. The sentiment (ok have to find it credit the source lol) is stamped on Vellum. The background is Cuttlebug-ed with the Swiss Dots embossing envelope.

Loving Bug

Another water-colored image using SU! ink and blender pens. For a bit of fun and dimension, I added an acrylic button and tied ribbon to the front with linen thread. The sentiment "Say I Love You OFTEN" is from PrintWorks.

ABC Inspiration Bug

For this card I wanted something a bit different. I created a tri-fold so the image would stick out a bit. The borders are created with Cuttlebug Floral Borders dies, and attached using the Xyron 150 (what would I do without that cute little thing!). I decided on mainly primary colors for this card to evoke the feeling of primary school, as well as used Prismacolor pencils to further the school theme. The sentiment is by Inkadinkado. I thought it was perfect for this image and the feeling was trying to evoke with this card. Grade school is all about dreams... we are anything and everything we imagine at that age. The sky is the limit ;)

Drum roll here...

"Dream Big" Giveaway! Win All 5 NEW Images!!!
To celebrate the release, Inktegrity is hosting a giveaway! One lucky crafter will win all 5 images! I know... isn't that just so cool, because you are going to love this line! To enter make sure to leave a comment on the "Sorry to bug you" (Wed 5th) post at Inktegrity by 10am Eastern time, Thursday, August 6th!! Good luck!

For more labybug inspiration, check out the Inktegrity DT blogs:

Monday, August 3, 2009

AWWW! Rebecca... ty =D

A dear friend that I made from being involved in MTT gave me this award. Really warmed my heart! She is so genuine, warm, and supportive. I feel blessed to have you as a blog friend, Rebecca!If I read this correctly, I am to pass this on to 5 people that inspire me. I am new to blog stuff, but I think that's how this works ;)
Rebecca(lol back at ya!' - always supportive... just love her!)
Darla (such a great SU! demonstrator, leader & friend!)
Jessica (ty for your excitement on my first DT and for MTT!!)
Joni (ty for bringing me onboard your first DT!)
Erik (my son & my heart!)

So hard to limit to 5! All of you are my inspiration... ty, ty TY!!!
Lisa =D

Sleeping Pals?

As far as pets go, we have a 13 year old Toy Fox Terrier, Spot, that weighs 4 pounds, and a cockatiel, PrettyBird, that I found in the North Woods while camping 2 years ago (that's a story unto itself). Well, PrettyBird love Spot, but unfortunately the feeling isn't mutual. PrettyBird never gives up though. The other day I was working on some Java code, and I look down to see the bird sleeping on the floor next to the dog. Luckily the dog had no clue she was there, and my camera is always nearby ;)