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MarkerPOP! Challenge #31

Written by Kelli Cortes. Posted in Challenges

Hello, everybody!  It’s time for Challenge #31.  Guess what?!  We have another super awesome sponsor for you this week!  It’s HEARTFELT CREATIONS!

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If you aren’t familiar with them, here’s a little info for you.

Heartfelt Creations® is a leading Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook manufacturer for the craft industry. Heartfelt Creations was established in 1997 as Golden Rule Supply manufacturing Rubber Stamps. In January 2006 Golden Rule Supply became Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.

Challenge #31

THE CHALLENGE:  Falling For You
Create a FALL themed project!

You may play along with other challenges, but excessive challenge pile-ons (more than 10) will result in disqualification for our amazing prize. As always, have fun creating!

Challenge Prize #31

THE PRIZE:  Sponsored by HEARTFELT CREATIONS! – $30 Gift Certificate to the Heartfelt Creations Online Store

One entry will be chosen at random to receive our prize. Three additional entries will be chosen for the Top 3 based on their amazing coloring skills. The prize winner and top three can all proudly post their brag buttons on their blogs for the world to see!
Entries are due by Sunday, October 6th 2013 at noon EST.  Winner will have TWO weeks to claim their prize.

We are continuing our comments contest as well. Leave a comment on one or more blog posts between now and when our challenge winners are announced for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate!

Marlena made this absolutely stunning fall themed project using the Whimsy – Apple Blossom stamp.  She stamped her and colored her with Copics:
Basket: E25, E23, E31, E30
Apples: R29, R24, R22, R20
Dress: E59, E57, E55, E53, RV29, RV25, R22, R20, R00
Hair: E29, E19, E08, E02

The main image and the brown piece behind it were cut out using the Xcut – Square Parenthesis dies.
She finished everything off with some beautiful flowers to help frame the main image.


We can’t wait to see what you come up with for this ‘Falling For You’ challenge!  🙂

Thanks for being my friend! – Tag

Written by Kelli Cortes. Posted in Anything But a Card

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!  It’s Kelli here today with a gift tag to share with you.  I used one of my favorites, Lawn Fawn!  The dog, bow, sentiment, grass, paw print and elements in the sky were all stamped from the Lawn Fawn – Critters at the Dog Park stamp set.  That’s one thing I love about Lawn Fawn sets, they come with tons of little elements to help you create a scene.  I used the Critters at the Dog Park die set to cut out the dog.  I have said it a bunch of times, but dies that match stamp sets are one of my favorite crafty tools!  I stamped the doggie in Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copics:
dog – C7, C5, C3, C2, C1
bow – BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00

The other day, Tina created THIS post about stamping and coloring on Shrinky Dinks material.  It totally inspired me to dig out my Shrinky Dinks stuff and make something!  I decided to use the Xcut – Petal Posy (Large) dies and cut one of the medium sized flowers out of the material.  It did not cut all the way through, but it made a deep enough impression that I was able to easily follow the lines with my scissors.  I colored the rough side with Copics:
BG07, BG05, BV02, Y35
I thought it would be fun to make the colors blend into one another even though they really don’t “blend” since they are so different.  It’s funny how light it was before I shrunk it and how vibrant and deep the colors were afterwards.  I stamped the flower stem from the Lawn Fawn – Blissful Botanicals set and colored it with Copics:
YG25, YG23, YG21

I added a tiny white button to the center of the flower that I tied with some Purple Crush Baker’s Twine.  I also used the exact same twine for the string on the top of the tag.

I know it’s hard to see in the photo, but I wanted some subtle accents in the sky but didn’t want them to be stars.  So, I heat embossed the tennis ball, paw print, and butterfly in clear and very lightly sponged some light blue ink over the tops of each so that they would stand out a little better.

I cut a piece of Bazzill Cardstock in the color Easter Grass at a slight slope to make the grass.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine – Onyx Black ink and added a little green paw print at the end.

To help finish up the scene I added the sun which I stamped with the SP & Company – Sunshine Emma stamp set and cut out with the matching Sunshine Emma Die Tools Set.  The cloud was also cut from the same die set.

To finish everything off I added some Glossy Accents to the little bow on the dog to help tie in the shininess of the flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!


Stamping Bella – Uptown Girls

Written by Marlena Hoffman Peduzzi. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

SB, Uptown Girls the Bench Buddies top

Good morning everyone!  T-G-I-F!  Today I am going to share a card with you using The Stamping Bella image, Uptown Girls – The Bench Buddies.  This is a card I made for a friend for her birthday.  It”ll go with the box I shared with you last week, which also used a Stamping Bella image.  I’ve just recently been turned onto these images but I am enjoying working with them.

SB, Uptown Girls the Bench Buddies


I used several materials from MarkerPop on my card, including paper from the First Edition Paper pack, Desert Blooms, the Xcut die Parenthesis, and of course copic markers.  The markers I used on this image are Shirts: YR07, Yr04, YR01, YR00, YR000, R24, R22, R20, R00, Rooo, Pants and Skirt: C7, C5, C3, C1, Co, B39, B26, B24, B21 and Bench: E29, E25, E31, E30.

SB, Uptown Girls the Bench Buddies close


Well, that’s it for me today.  I hope you have a great one!


Happy Mother’s Day Tag with Flower Magnet

Written by Kelli Cortes. Posted in Anything But a Card

Hi everyone, Kelli here!  Today I have a Mother’s Day tag to share with you that includes a flower magnet.  There’s actually no Copic coloring on this project but I did use a few dies!  All the patterned paper on this tag is from the Echo Park – Sweet Girl 6×6 paper pad.

The flower was all cut from the Xcut – Petal Posy (Large) die set.  I like how it comes with the little circle and scalloped circle centers as well.  The leaves on the flower were cut from the Marianne Designs – Anja Leaves 2 die set.  I cut them out with white cardstock and then added some Art Anthology – June Bud paint with my finger.  The base of the tag was cut from the My Favorite Things – Insert It Instaframe die.  I shortened the die cut a tiny bit at the bottom because I didn’t need all the extra space just for the sentiment.  I noticed the flower got a little lost on the tag so I sponged the edges of the petals just a little bit with some tan ink.

To finish everything off I added a Pebbles – Candy Dot in White to the center of the flower and some Sun Kissed Twine to hang the tag from.

Copic Happy Mother's Day Tag Flower Magnet 1

Copic Happy Mother's Day Tag Flower Magnet 2

 I sandwiched a second magnet between the top layer and the back layer of the tag so the flower would magnet to the tag without using adhesive.

Copic Happy Mother's Day Tag Flower Magnet 3

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!  🙂


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