Friday, December 31, 2010

Shady Tree Studio Card and Sale

Hi there! I have so neglected my poor blog. I have lots of excuses but I will spare you. First off I want to tell you about the sale at Shady Tree Studio. 20% off all stamps! Sale ends on Tuesday, so hurry over and pick out something cute. Next I have a cute little card that I made using STS stamps. I used Groovy Kind of Love. I made the background paper myself using a grid and a selection of stamps from Groovy Kind of Love. I love that dove so I decided to use that as my focal point. I colored it with my copics and popped it up on a scalloped circle. I added some little rhinestones for interest and a big beautiful American Crafts ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


I made this to package up the peanut brittle for my Dr. My endocrinologist, that I see for my type 1 diabetes- yes I made her candy. She loved it! She is the best doctor I have ever had, I adore her. She also is not diabetic so it wasn't like I was trying to kill her or anything. I used some yummy ribbon from Michaels, a recycled container that the peanuts came in, and my lovely WMS remedies set. I love this set. Its so simple and perfect. You just cut it out with the matching nestie and you are good to go. I tied it on with a little twine I bought from Crate and Barrel. It was something like 2300 yards so I am good for awhile! LOL

Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday Craziness!

I had the best of intentions to update. I have scores of things made but no pictures. My kids and family are keeping me busy so I am not sure when the next update will be... but I am thinking after December 25th? Have the merriest of Christmases! I'll see you on the flip side.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Shady Tree Studio Blog Candy Giveaway!

WINNER: I had my daughter choose a number. She chose 16! That is AllMyHobbies. So AllMyHobbies please email me at derbylea at mac dot com with your addy and I will get the stamps right out to you. Thank you all for playing along and looking over the gorgeous things at Nancy's shop. I will be back tomorrow with another lovely Shady Tree Studio card.

Would you like some free Shady Tree Studio Goodness? I know you would! Nancy so very kindly gave me an extra set for blog candy. So here's what you do to get a chance to win it:
1. Go look over the sets on the Shady Tree Blog
2. Come back and tell me which one you like the best in the comments

Thats all there is to it! Comments will close at 6pm on December 20th. (PST) A winner will be announced on December 21st.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shady Tree Studio Day 3 and Moxie Fab Challenge!

Welcome back for day 3 of Shady Tree Studio fabulousness! I also snuck a Moxie Fab challenge in here. This close to Christmas I have to multi task! ( I also promised some blog candy... which I will put up in a new post after the sets are officially released. (I don't want to steal Nancy's thunder and show a full set to soon)). So onto today's goods. My first card uses the set Power of Love. I wanted to stay simple and clean (probably my favorite style). I used a white base and embossed it with my spellbinders die. I think its labels 5 but I could be wrong. After embossing I stamped it with this triple heart image. I inked up the stamp in two colors. Next I stamped the sentiment in gray and then added some stickles to the hearts.
A close up of the image and all their stickle goodness.For my next card I was inspired by a couple of things. First off I had been reading facebook and saw this Moxie Fab challenge for glitter. You need to check out this challenge and play along! Second, when I look at this image I am taken back to my late 70's, early 80's childhood. All those puffy letters and rainbows made me think of these glittery shirts I used to have and the fun glittery flocked stickers.

I started by stamping my image on white card. I colored it in with my copics, no shading - just flat coloring. Next I pulled out all my stickles (and I own quite a few!) and glitter painted my image. Then I had to wait for it to dry. After it was dry I mounted it on blue cardstock with pop dots. I wish you could see this in person, the photos (which are not my best- I am working late here) do not do it justice.
One last close up for you. I hope you like sparkle! Come back later and I will have some yummy Shady Tree Studios blog candy for you! You're going to like it!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Shady Tree Studio Day 2

Good Morning Blogland! I am back with some more Shady Tree Goodness. I really like the stamps on this release. There are so many unique images to choose from. So many things to color too, and you know how I love to color.This first card features the set, Groovy Kind of Love. I love everything about it. So many great puffy letter sentiments and free flowing drawings. This house is my favorite. I've got some aqua mist cardstock layered with some Imaginesce patterned paper. On top is my cardstock panel. I stamped the image in Memento tuxedo black and went crazy with my copics. Next I added a fun little sentiment that I curved to fit around the tree. Make sure you click on the picture to see all the details.
My second card has stamps from the Power of Love set that I used yesterday. I started by stamping the big flower in smokey shadow on white cardstock. I colored it with my copics, cut it out and then went a little crazy with my stickles. Next I die cut a piece of Bazzill cardstock to mount the flower on. I added the sentiment in white to the side. Finally for the base I used another image from Power of Love. I stamped it in some lavender chalk ink (Dew Drops) and then inked up the sides for good measure.
I hope you enjoyed today's previews. Be sure to check out the rest of the design team. The links are right over in my left side bar under the Shady Tree icon. They have some beautiful things to show you! Be sure to come back tomorrow because I have some great Shady Tree Studio blog candy for you!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shady Tree Studio Day 1

Hi there! Its day one of the Shady Tree Studio December release! These stamps will all be available for sale on December 16th. This image and sentiment are from a set called, The Power of Love.
I stamped the main image on white cardstock with Dark Chocolate ink. I colored with my copics and then stained it up with PTI chai tea ink. I cut it out with my little detail scissors and popped it up on this cute little box (made with the PTI favor it die). The sentiment is on a little tag I picked up at Walmart (an insane amount of tags for very little money). I stamped it, colored it and then stained it up. I added some cute pink ribbon from American Crafts.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by and see all the other girls on the DT. You can find the links in my sidebar under the STS logo.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Joy Banner card

Good Morning! Wow, its been a few days. I blame my holiday preparations. Once again, too much to do, too little time to get it done. I am also stressing because I am going out of town this weekend with my girlfriend and while I know I will have fun I also know the work at home will continue to pile up! Anyway on to the card. I started with a red base and added those lovely stripes with versamark. I then cut a label with my nesties and used a tiny dot stamp to make a border. Next I went to work with my PTI banner stamps and dies. I love the way it came out! I used the letters from simple alphabet to spell JOY.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Bookmark Gift Set

I made this for a PaperCrafts mag call. It wasn't picked up, so now I think of it as a reject. LOL. Reject or not, I still really like it and I think I will gift it to one of my daughter's teachers. Its a little folder that holds some bookplates and some cute little bookmarks. I used the All Booked Up and Wise Owl sets from PTI. The plaid paper is really old, from Cloud9. But I think any plaid would work fine for this, I just really liked the colors. The base is PTIs rustic cream cardstock. Lots of dark chocolate and Chai Tea ink. Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Festive Foilage

Good Morning Blogland! Today I have another Christmas card. This one is easy to mass produce and easy to mail. The focal image is from Waltzingmouse stamps, a set called Festive Foilage. The sentiment is from PTI, Tree Trimming Trio. I used some tea stain ink on the edges and brilliance ink on the stamps. Trimmed out the panel and mounted it on some Pinefeather green card. Thats all there is to it! Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

A Little More Christmas

I am in love with this card. It was so easy to make and I love the way it looks. I started with a vintage cream base and then added a scarlet jewel panel that I stamped with Giga Guidelines in versamark. I stamped the mat stack on a die cut with scarlet jewel ink. I added a ribbon die cut stamped with my sentiment from fillable frames. I added some scarlet jewel buttons to finish things off.
I stamped the front of a cream linen envie to make a spot for the address.
I lined the envie with scarlet jewel in bloom paper. Oh how I love that envie liner die. Pure heaven! Thanks for stopping by today!