Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello friends… its an other challenge over on Deep Ocean!

For the next couple of weeks you can submit any outdoor or sport related cards.
There is not much to say about my card so I keep it short today and rather leave you with some photos of my trip to Italy – Rome to look at. I misplaced my memory card and found it yesterday pewh! – photos can be seen on Pretty Pressings Smile

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Supplies: Edwin with skies
Papers: Basic Grey
Dies: Cheery Lynn – used on silver foil – Spellbinder ribbon banners, circle small and large, Magnolia tree die, Whiff Of Joy Mistletoe die
Other: Burlap- gift from Angie, flowers WOC, ribbon – Stampin up, Silver string from an old DT package

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Copic Coloring Guide – Win A Coloring Book

Good morning and welcome to a very special blog hop!  I am excited to announce my participation and publication in the new
Copic Coloring Guide, Level 3: People!
Authors Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker have partnered up again with the team at Annie’s and some of the most talented artists and designers in the industry to bring you a quality publication packed full of techniques, theory, tutorials, and inspiration.  The 64-page book is the next step in the Coloring Guide series, offering information and educational material for crafters of all skill levels.
From the how and why behind picking colors and coloring skin to the tips and techniques for coloring hair to the helpful hints on how to create realistic looking clothing and fabric, this book presents information in an easy-to-follow format.
An included CD contains all of the hand-drawn images used in the tutorial section of the book, along with the assembly instructions for all of the projects, and a number of blank reference charts.

Each participating designer is hopping today to give you a peak at their favorite project from the book - and a chance to WIN your own autographed copy!

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"I'm so excited to have this card in the book published. It is called Japanese Thank you. Unfortunately I was not able to submit to the next Coloring book because we have had the water damage in our house just around the time we could submit cards for the magazine.

My card layout is very simple and clean. You can find instructions and of course the numbers of Copics I have used in the new book. The image and Design paper I used is by Magnolia and can be found at Sir Stampalot. Remember Sir Stampalot also has the brand new limited Edition Copics for sale now.

To help kick off the celebration of the new book... each designer on the hop is giving away an autographed copy of the book...signed not only by Colleen and Marianne, but by the individual designer too!  Please comment on THE post on Pretty Pressings for your chance to win your copy of mine!  Commenting on PRETTY PRESSINGS will be closed until midnight on Friday, October 26th.  Winners will be announced on the individual designer's blog. 

Can't wait for your copy? 

Copic Coloring Guide Level 3: People is now available at many stamping and scrapbooking stores by example where I purchase most of my things at Sir Stampalot! Visit your local store today and ask about availability.  It is also sold through the Annie’s catalog, accessible online at Annie's.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Demo Day

Hello ladies, if you are in the UK … are you going to be able to go Sir Stampalot’s Demo day on Saturday 27th October?
I did make this week a few things to sent off to Janice, hopefully she and the ones of you who are lucky enough to go to the shop will like them.
I found this cute little wooden easel just before I went to Germany at Michaels at the $1 bin. I always keep an eye out for things like that because Magnolia Ink is always something that I have in mind. Its usually more stressful to find something to make last minute. So I have a little stash of 3D items at home I can alter if an idea or occasion comes up. Speaking of Magnolia Ink, on the book Tilda is holding I wrote Magnolia Guide… the second I finished writing the word “Guide” I thought.. why did I not write INK on it???? Awwwrgggghhh!!!


To make such a little project … of course there are not many supplies needed

Stamps: Editor Tilda
Dies: Set of 3 dies Magnolia Doo-hickey
Embellishments: charms, pearl stickers, paper flowers, Stickles, Super Tacky Glue, Foam Spacers, Bakers Twine – Ribbon is from stash Stampin up pink Taffeta

Demo Day

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My “other” tick :-)

well… some of you may have noticed, that I became maybe a little “obsessed” with Pandora jewelry.
I think I even dream of Pandora bracelets, necklaces and beads lol
Its all so pretty and I think what really got to me, was the fact that their product gives me the opportunity to be creative in my own ways. I love how I can chance my bracelets themes or colors depending what I wear. Every piece can be so unique.


Anyhow.. so every time you go to the shop and you purchase like 2 beads, they would give them to me in such a pretty jewelry box. They are way to cute to just let them sit in a drawer. I know that I am going to give “some sweet friends” not saying aaaany names here Smile Pandora as gifts for Christmas. I did alter already 6 boxes, 3 small ones (pictured)e and the large ones (bracelet boxes) those are already sent of – I needed gifts and totally forgot to take a photo of those.


I think I am showing those little boxes because you can decorate even little boxes made from paper – I think there is a easy tutorial on Papertrey ink how to fold, and just a few DooHickey dies the boxes in some adorable gifts. I am sure your friends or family will like them and best of all, if you have the box, the decoration is really quick and easy!

Tip: If you use tuelle in stead of ribbon, you can easily slide your entire band on and off your box because the tuelle is so stretchy. I took mine on and off all the time to make sure I am not gluing any embellishments onto the box and the band slid snug over the box every time.


Let me tell you what I have used in case you can not recognize them on the photos

Boxes are as mentioned hard flip lid boxes by Pandora
DooHickey Dies: tree, heart and star, snowflake
Flowers and feather – Dollar castle
Bakers twine, hemp, glass glitter, stickles, gems, tuelle in pink and blue, slilver bead ribbon (Michaels),

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Gift Idea

Hello girls,

today I would like to share with you my first Design Team project for “Deep Ocean” Challenge. Dear Franz and Alberto invited me back in August when I have met them both in Roma. I must say I was thrilled, both of them are so super sweet and I am happy to be able to stay in touch with both of them as team members. Smile Jeepeee!

For the next two weeks you can submit pretty much anything you have created, since the theme is “Anything Goes” Smile loving challenges like that hahahaClaudia_Rosa_Copic container_2
I have been working over the weekend on a few things to post to Janice to England since Sir Stampalot is having their 5th annual Demo Day at the end of this month – more info at the bottom of this posting. Claudia_Rosa_Copic container_1

Since saw in Janice’s newsletter that the shop is going to have the brand new
Copic Sketch 36 Pen Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Set


 available I thought it could be maybe something she would like. The sleeve can be easily taken off filled with Copic’s and slides back on. I just had to be careful while gluing all the embellishments on. Most supplies I used on my projects you are going to be able to find at Sir Stampalot! I am going to list and link as usually at the bottom of this page.

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Stamps: Magnolia Jingle Jangle Tilda
Sentiments: Lili of the Valley  stamps
dies: Magnolia – So Lovely, Tags, Flower, Mistletoe, Poinsettia, Cheery Lynn: Fern die – set includes 2 ferns, Spellbinder Oval
Punch: Stampin up scalloped border punch
Paper: Magnolia blue quilt
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Vintage photo, Walnut stain
Embellishments: Pearl brads, Stickles, pale blue silk ribbon and mesh is from stash
Coloring: Copic Sketch
Tools: Big Shot, Tim Holtz blending Tool, Blending Stumps
Glue: Aleene Super Tacky glue

Demo Day