Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Birthday ...

This is my 2nd post today. 
Please scroll down to see my YNS April FUN Friday Inspiration Post.

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I'm over on the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog today sharing a card I created with the lovely Summer Girl from the Marika Collins Collection.

The lovely lady is so full of sass, and very cool. I used my Copic Markers for coloring the image, and Distress Ink to create the sky on my design paper and along the edges of the flag. The birthday sentiment is one of many stamps you will find in the Clearly Whimsy Simple Sentiments Stamp Set (CWSA100). I added a lovely purple butterfly with a blingy trail to add a little something to my card.

The design for my card was inspired by the Tuesday Morning Sketch #245.


Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill, Recollections Simply Pastel 6x6 DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks ~ Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky & Seedless Preserves
 - Other: Memory Box Pippi Butterfly, Prima Bling, EKS 2-point Flag Punch, 3D Foam Squares, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, April 17, 2014

for some bunny special ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! I have a new card to inspire you to play along with our YNS April FUN Friday Challenge.


I just absolutely love this new image called Gathering Bunnies. The little girl is so adorable and the bunnies just bring a smile to my face. Copic Markers were used for coloring the image. I also paper-pieced the bunny holding the flower. The sentiment is from my stash, and YNS Gumdrops were added in the corners.

This card was sent to my Great-Niece Zoe who just turned 2, along with an Easter coloring book yesterday. I'm hoping it brings a big smile to her face.

My card was inspired by this months YNS April Inspirational Photo.
(colors, oval, decorative background)

Here are Challenge #11
April Sketch & Inspirational Photo

 

Head on over to the YNS Challenge Blog to check out 
what the rest of the Designers created to inspire you!
I'm sure they did an amazing job creating their projects for this months challenge.

There are many amazing Digital Stamps available in the YNS Store, and the best part is that they are available for immediate download. While you're there make sure you check out the other products offered by YNS!!!

I look forward to seeing your projects over on the YNS Challenge Blog!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:

 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill, A Muse Studio Petite Polka Dot
 - Stamps: A Muse Studio Bunny Business
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: Nestabilities Oval Dies, YNS Gumdrops, Mini Glue Dots

Aurora Wings Part 2 ...

This card was shared last night with another Aurora Wings card. I was informed over-night that I needed to create a separate post so that I can submit this card for the Aurora Wings Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes. Please note, all I did was copy and paste the details here ...

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My son's best friend, Jordan, is getting married next month, and when I saw this amazing Wedding Couple, Bride & Groom last week by Aurora Wings I really HAD to have it! Jordan is like another member of my family, considered a big brother to Katie, and is an amazing young man.

I was going for elegance when creating this card. My design was inspired by Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #483 (SC483).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges ...
 - Aurora Wings Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes
 - Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #483 (SC483) (shown below)

Well I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards this evening.

Until next time ...

Ruza
Products used for both cards: 
 - Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White & Soft Stone, The Paper Company White Elegant Leaf DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils, and Clear Star Pen for the wedding card
 - Other (2): A Muse Studio Organdy Ribbon Sugar, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, American Crafts Knock-Out Punch

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Aurora Wings ...

Good evening! Well Katie is done with school and I didn't shed any tears at her "Exit/Birthday Party" last week. Seeing her face glow with happiness just made my heart happy! My crafting time will be limited to when she is at our local Day Program 3-days a week. That being said I had time to create with a couple of images that I colored recently. Each card was made for a challenge or two, but I decided to create only one post to share them. So here goes ...


Last month I joined Kit and Clouder, and participated in the the Live Color Along with Alyce back on February 23rd. The image used for the Color Along is the beautiful Elven Princess by Aurora Wings. I can honestly say my first attempt wasn't looking that great so I stopped coloring and just watched Alyce. That was a experience on its own. The Color Along is taped so it will always be out there for me to refer back to.

A couple of nights ago I decided to give the image another try. I switched the colors used for the flowers and background, but still love how it turned out. I try to stay away from intricate images as they are always a challenge for me, but this time I took on the challenge and actually enjoyed it. My design was inspired by the Sunday Sketch & Stamp Sketch Challenge #202.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges ...
 - Aurora Wings Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes
 - Aurora Wings Facebook April 2014 Contest ~ Birthday Cards or Cards with Sentiments
 - Sunday Sketch & Stamp Sketch Challenge #202 (shown below)


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My son's best friend, Jordan, is getting married next month, and when I saw this amazing Wedding Couple, Bride & Groom last week by Aurora Wings I really HAD to have it! Jordan is like another member of my family, considered a big brother to Katie, and is an amazing young man.

I was going for elegance when creating this card. My design was inspired by Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #483 (SC483).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges ...
 - Aurora Wings Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes
 - Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #483 (SC483) (shown below)

Well I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards this evening.

Until next time ...

Ruza

Products used for both cards: 
 - Cardstock: (1) Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Paper Studio Heavy Weight Black, BoBunny Bold & Bright Double Dot DP; (2) Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White & Soft Stone, The Paper Company White Elegant Leaf DP
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils, and Clear Star Pen for the wedding card
 - Other (1): Want2Scrap LeCreme Baby Bling Pearls, SRM Fancy Sticker Sentiments #55004 Thanks
 - Other (2): A Muse Studio Organdy Ribbon Sugar, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, American Crafts Knock-Out Punch

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thinking of You ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Artbymiran Blog today and the card I created features the adorable Digital Stamp called Spring Blush!


Spring Blush is such an adorable image, and I had so much FUN coloring her with my Copic Markers. She looks like she's thinking seriously about something and that is why I went with the "Thinking of You" sentiment.

We would love for you to become a follower of the Artbymiran Blog and Artbymiran FB Page, along with visiting our shop to see all of the wonderful images artbymiran has to offer. If you have time we would also love for you to join our  FB Fan Group & Challenge Page, where you can chat with Mi Ran and the rest of the Design Team Members. Don't forget to check our our NEW Artbymiran Challenge Blog also ... LOTS of FUN happening here!!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Purple, Lillybee Picket Fence Tiny Tablet DP
 - Stamps: A Muse Studio Essential Sentiments
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky Distress Ink
 - Other: EKS Real Estate Sign Punch, YNS Strawberry Gumdrops (YNSDGD016), 3D Foam Tape

Monday, April 14, 2014

Miss You ...

Please scroll down for the DeNami Design Buttons & Bows Blog Hop.

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Good morning! It's Monday morning and I have a NEW Love to Create Challenge to share with you.

Our Sponsors this week are Tsunami Rose and Sami Stamps


I used products from both Sponsors this week. The lovely image is called Love Struck by Sami Stamps, and the papers I used is from the Tsunami Rose Mechanical Error 6x6 Journal Kit.

Copic Markers were used to color Love Struck which I fussy cut out to layer on my background. I also cut out one of the Sentiment that is part of the Mechanical Error 6x6 Journal Kit. The final step was to add some LeCreme Pearls to my design.

The rest of the designers created some truly amazing projects to inspire you this week so make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog to check them out, and then I hope you share your project with us!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Ruza

Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Paper Studio Heavy Weight Black, A Muse Studio Blush
 - Other: Micro Glue Dots, Want2Scrap LeCreme Baby Bling Pearls