Monday, August 30, 2010

Simply Scrapping Crafts Design Team!

 Hello! Remember me? LOL..I have been MIA for most of the last two weeks.  This is going to be a super week for several announcements all week long!  I have been asked to join the Simply Scrapping Crafts Design Team! Wow, that is a mouthful, how about SSC DT!! SSC is the place you want to be if you love learning, challenges, a whole page  of groups outside of SCC. I will be doing the copic challenges! Right up my alley wouldn't you say! Before vacation I was chosen to be a guest designer on Elisabeth Bell Design team for September and October! We will be getting the new digi today and I just can't wait to see it! And, on Wednesday I will have another announcement. Things are looking up!

My card business is starting to pick up pretty good considering it is only by word of mouth at this point! Good days lately!

I made two cards today and  you are going to see red for quite a bit for the next week! I had specific orders on my cards and what can a girl do!

  1. Flutter-by-Wednesday:  Open and there is suppose to be a BIG announcement on Wednesday! 
  2. Alys Sunday Challenge: use pink (I have a pink rose!)
  3. Cowgirls Sunday Challenge: Flowers and embellishments
  4. The Crafty Pad: Pearls (Wedding Card)
  5. One Stitch At a Time:  Girly or color scheme (Wedding, Ivory and red)
  6. The Paper Players: Anything goes
  7. Be Crafty: anything goes
  8. Cinema Saturday: Anything goes 
  9. Crafty Emma's Store: Anything goes
  10. Lexie's Creations: Embossing
  11. Mark's Finest Paper: Friend card ...Red flower card
  12. Our Daily Bread: Embossing
  13. Alphabet Challenge: R for roses! 
  14. Fairy Fun Friday : Pearls and card
  15. Stamping For The Weekend: Anything goes
First Card I do not know where I got the digi from. So sorry and if you know and inform I will list the designer.

  • Cryogen
  • Copics
    • Red: R39, R37, R35, R32
    • Green: G94,YG23, YG24, YG21, YG03.YG01
    • Ribbon: E-bay
  • Friskar Sunburst Punch

  • Karen Doodles Digi: Here comes the bride!
  • White roses colored with copic and alcohol. See Tip of the Day
  • Cream Color Gown: E53, E51, E50
  • Red top: R39, R37, R35,  R32
  • Market Stewart leaf punch
  • Friskar Sunburst Border Punch


Tip of the day:   Coloring lace, ribbon, flowers. You can use Colorless blender solution or 91-95% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol, which is a LOT cheaper. Pour some alcohol into its lid or very small container. Lay down the copic color you want onto an acrylic block. You do this by pressing the tip of the pen onto the block with gentle pressure. Take a regular small paintbrush and dip it into the alcohol...the more alcohol on the brush the lighter the color. If you want a vibrant color, wipe the brush one time onto a paper towel. Next, take the brush and mix it with your color on the acrylic block and brush onto flower, lace etc. You will see that you use very tiny bit of marker. You can make it as dark or as light as you want by how much alcohol solution you have on the brush. Here is a white rose and white lace I did with R29 in a super hurry to show you!
I hope you enjoyed  looking as much as I have enjoyed creating!! Thank you! It's a good week!


    ThePurplePlace said...

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!

    I am very happy that you are now doing to be one of the SSC Gals. Your Copic Coloring is sensational and I know you'll be perfect with the Copic Challenges.

    I also am still so thrilled that you are desinging for Elisabeth Bell this Fall and can't wait to see your first creation....!

    Hugs and Love,

    PS: More NEWS???

    Danni said...

    Wonderful card, so pretty!! Glad you played along and yup, a HUGE thing is coming Wednesday, you won't want to miss it!!

    Ayelet {Jenny} said...

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S! :)))
    Ofcourse they asked you, you are such an amazing an talented artist! I love your work X

    Poppet said...

    2 beautiful cards, the colours are stunning and the image are gorgeous. The flowers look great and the little charm is the perfect touch.

    Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

    BeeBeebabs said...

    Beautiful cards tfs!!!

    Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

    Gorgeous cards hun I just love those flowers in the first your colouring is just sooooooo perfect...
    Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT & joining in with our first challenge at CES
    hugs shell xx

    Lynn McAuley said...

    Congratulations on your new design team responsibilities!! Your beautiful work proves you are up to the task!

    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's friendship card challenge!! Love the gorgeous lace and woven ribbon!!

    Anonymous said...

    Congrats,cards are beautiful as always

    Love crafts forever said...

    Amazing card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.

    redwasher1 said...

    WOW! Both cards are just beautiful!!

    Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

    Lori said...

    Stunning card, the lace is so beautiful and I love the rich reds, thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

    Sharon Keanly said...

    Congratulations my dear friend on your DT posts. Well deserved as your cards are absolutely stunning. Just love these that you have made. Tons of love and blessings, Sharon xoxox

    Sharon Keanly said...

    Me again... I forgot to thank you for listing all those challenges for us, and... I love your Tip for the Day. Cheers Sharon

    rosalien said...

    What a amazing cards you made. I just fell in love with your wedding card. Thanks for the tip with coluring lace. I have to try this one for myself. :))
    Thanks for joining Cowgirl sunday Challenge.


    Kristel said...

    Love the cards you have made! Thanks for the tip!
    Hugs Kristel

    Chocolate Orange said...

    Absolutely gorgeous card.
    Thankyou for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck !

    Choccy x

    Trisha said...

    What a fabulous creation! Love the colors you used! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays! Swing by my site if you're interested in some blog candy! xoxo Trisha

    Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

    Congrats on the new dt!! YOur cards are stunning. Love the use of punches and elegant deets as well as the rich colors. Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

    lynda said...

    Wow, Colleen!!! These cards are just so lovely. The details, punches, embossing, the striking red and white, and you fabulous coloring all combine to make drop-dead gorgeous cards!
    Congratulations on your DT assignment at SSC!!! You'll be a wonderful addition there!

    Always Playing with Paper said...

    Congrats on your DT news! I can see why you were chosen...your cards are unique and beautifully made. Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week!
    Lesley :)

    Debbie said...

    Oooh goegeous card and beautifully coloured. Fab detail added too. :)
    Congrats on your GDT spot. :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


    Gina said...

    Congratulations on the new dt post! I can see you are going to be a great asset :D Thank you for joining us at Cowgirls sunday Challenge XXX

    Josephine said...

    Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

    Brenda Brown said...

    Fabulous cards, I love that superb contrast between the red and the white and thanks for the tip.
    I am glad you came and shared this with us at OSAAT and I hope we see more of your lovely creations soon.
    Luv Brenda xxxx

    Dawn said...

    Beautiful colouring Colleen & lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Excellent coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

    Claire said...

    Beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at CSSC and good luck!!
    Claire xx

    Marianne said...

    Pretty cards! I love the red and white together!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

    ona_i_ja said...

    Your Card is adrobale.
    Great Job!!!

    Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time this week. Good Luck!


    Kristie said...

    Congrats on the new DT! I will have to remember to check the forum out.

    You do amazing things with the copics!!

    Carolina said...

    Great weddingcard and lovely image. Thank you for joining the Alphabet challenge

    Bev said...

    Stunning cards - love the images & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

    Ann Schach said...

    Absolutely stunning! So many wonderful details! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

    Carina said...

    Thank you for sharing :)

    Thank you for joining us at this weeks challenge at Cowgirl Up!

    Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

    Oh my godness, I am speechless over so much beauty!!! Your cards are amazing!! Thnks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

    Mummylade said...

    Thank you so much for joining the SFTW challenge this fortnight and good luck!

    Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

    Two beautiful creations!!!!!
    Thank you for joining us this week at CSSC.
    Hope to see you enter are next challenges we have a very special one on Sunday 12th September.
    Hugs Alison

    Sue said...

    Hi ya
    wow your flower card is totally stunning, awesome colouring, luv the design, a striking card,thank you for joining us at CES first challenge, hope to see you next time, sue,x

    Vicky said...

    WOW...these are both gorgeous cards & your colouring is awesome.
    Thank you for joining us at CES Challenge & Cowgirl Up
    Hugs Vicky xx

    Kleeblatt said...

    Wow, what for a beautiful card. I like the lace and the wonderful flowers. Thanks for joining us at CSSC. Good Luck

    Kleeblatt said...

    Wow, what for a beautiful card. I like the lace and the wonderful flowers. Thanks for joining us at CSSC. Good Luck

    Kleeblatt said...

    Wow, what for a beautiful card. I like the lace and the wonderful flowers. Thanks for joining us at CSSC. Good Luck

    Kleeblatt said...

    Wow, what for a beautiful card. I like the lace and the wonderful flowers. Thanks for joining us at CSSC. Good Luck

    Kleeblatt said...

    Wow, what for a beautiful card. I like the lace and the wonderful flowers. Thanks for joining us at CSSC. Good Luck

    Kleeblatt said...


    Emma said...

    Wow such beautiful cards.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

    Janet said...

    Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl Up.

    **ScrapcoLLector** said...

    You are good at red colours colleen! love this card and the other also!


    Suzi said...

    Wow! what a beautiful selection of card, I love the one you've done for Fairy Fun Friday, those flowers are delicious as is your lace. Thank you for sharing.
    Suzi x

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