Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bonibleaux Designs and Dude Time Doodles first ever New Release Blog Hop!    

This is the event of the year! You will not want to pass this by! Come one and all and join in the fun. It is our first official monthly New Release Blog Hop! You will see all of the new release digis worked up for your viewing pleasure!

For today only we are offering two FREEBIES - BUT  you've got to go "hunting" for them just like the Pilgrims went hunting for their Thanksgiving Day dinner!
It's all almost too much to take in right? Well keep reading! 
We have TONS of prizes
CSN Stores Gift Certificate $20
Stamp-By-Step Gift Certificate $20
Free full set of New Release BDD digital images $30 value

Dude Time Doodles Design Team 
Give Away
(1 FREE New Release Digi per team member)
Each Design Team Member will be giving away a New Release image during our Grand Opening!! So make sure that you leave a comment on each post during the Hop! You increase your chances to win both individual prizes and the Grand Prize.  Winners will be announced right here on November 7, 2010.

Now, for the two projects I've created for you today. 
 The first one is Pumpkin Fields:

 I used Copic markers to color and Spica glitter pens to highlight certain areas.  Spellbinders Labels Five (#2 and #6 - assuming #1 is the smallest) and Spellbinders Flourish Impressabilities were also used.  The sentiment is from a set that is no longer available made by Stampin' Up.  Wild Honey Distress inks was used to ink up the sides and the sentiment.

Copic colors: YR15, YR16, YR18,    YG01, YG03,    B0000,    YR20, E13,    R37, YR68, Y13,    E25, E27, E47.  I left them in the groupings that I colored the different sections in.

 The second project is Sammy Scarecrow.  Isn't he cute?

I used a special kind of paper called cryogen paper for this project.  The paper has a subtle metallic, sparkly look to it.  Here is a close up so you can see the sparkles embedded in the paper - very cool looking in person. 

 Sammy is colored with Copic markers.  The birds image is by Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) and the sentiment is by DRS Designs.  Spellbinder's  Mega Curved Rectangles die (#4) was used to die cut the image.

Copic colors: Y21, E31, E33   R14, R17   E000, E00, E11   E08, E09, E50   Y15, Y17, B21, B26, R35, R46, R89, YR04, YR07   W3, W4, W5   G03, G07   B00.  I left them in the groupings that I colored the different sections in.

You are not going to believe what else we have to offer today – I have been given Pete Plumber to give away during the blog hop this week. It's an extra prize that only I get to give away!   (You will want to be sure to visit each blog because I have heard that every DT Hero has been gifted with a surprise give away just for you!!)

This Blog Hop does not have a starting and ending point so no matter where you HOP on you are in the right place.  Just keep going.  Don't forget to leave some love everywhere you land, including here! Once you have gone full circle you have completed the Hop.
We are so excited to link you to  Miss Cleota next!
We hope you like what you see! We certainly had a blast putting it together for you!!

Don't forget all of the images you see will be for sale in the Store by 10:00 a.m. EST today!

Blog Hop Chain 
[in case you get distracted by all the art]
Anne  (that's me!)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Coming Sunday!

This is the event of the year! You will not want to pass this by! Come one and all and join in the fun. It will be our first official monthly New Release Blog Hop! You will see all of the new release digis worked up for your viewing pleasure!

   We'll  have TONS of prizes; including
Dude Time Doodles Design Team GiveAway
plus lots more

It all begins Sunday, Oct 31!
Don't miss it!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Fur-Ever Home

I designed this card with several challenges in mind.  What first made me think of this is over at Stamping Vacation: a Special Month Challenge.  Since I already had these images,  I chose the  "Adopt a Shelter Dog".  You have until Nov 9 to participate in this challenge.  The second challenge is at Hambo Stamps, and that is where these digital images came from.  Hambo Stamps is offering a very generous prize for the winner.  You have until Oct 31 to participate in this challenge.  The third is the Blade Master challenge over at Challenge Masters where the challenge is to stamp any two images of your choice and cut them out by hand, then apply them to a layout or card.

Copic markers were used to color all three images.  I cut out the images and pop dotted the dog dish in front of the doghouse. I used my Scor-Pal to "emboss" the patterned paper.  The sentiment is colored in with a red glitter pen. Everything is layered onto kraft cardstock.

Here is a close-up:
When you decide you want/need a new furry family member, please think of adopting a dog or cat from a shelter.  Rescue animals are the best!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

El Gato's Birthday

I made this card for the Color Challenge over at Challenge Masters.  You could use black, orange, white/cream, and one additional color on the project this month. And there's one more twist: you cannot scrap Halloween or Fall layouts with this color combination. 

Based on this criteria, I decided this cat (El Gato) from Bonibleaux Designs was perfect!  I colored him in with Copic markers (N5, N7, and N9) and fussy cut him out.  El gato is then layered on patterned paper cut with a Nellie Snellen die (MFD 009).  Everything is inked with Distress inks and I also used enamel accents for all my black dots (I might have gotten a little carried away : ), but I was having so much fun with it).

Quick reminder:  mark your calendars for the first ever blog hop from Dude Time Doodles that will begin this Sunday, Oct 31.  I've seen some of the projects, and believe me, you don't want to miss it!  I also hear there's going to be some great giveaways too.  See you Sunday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Exciting News!

Just wanted to share the news that I am one of the first official members of the Dude Time Doodles Design Team!  YEA!!

Dude Time Doodles is a challenge site for all of your crazy "Dude" card needs.  Artists from Bonibleaux Designs Digis are exclusively worked with to bring guy images and ideas for those hard to make cards for the "Dudes" in your life. Guys aren't about flowers and fluff. Guys are our heroes, our fighters, our beer chuggers and bug squashers.   Dude Time Doodles and Bonibleaux Designs Digis have paired together to bring you Manly Man cards and gift ideas. An occasional froufrou image will be thrown in for the gals, but we are really all about the "Dudes" here.

Mark your calendars now.  The first official Blog Hop will be October 31, 2010 to introduce the FAB Design Team and the new releases for November.   Get ready for the first EVER challenge on November 5th - I hear there are going to be some great GRAND OPENING give-aways. You will not want to miss it!

Stay tuned for lots more excitement coming your way.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bathtub fun

What little kid wouldn't want to play in the bubbles on a bright, sunny day?  This little guy is a digital image from Paper Pretties.  I used Copic (E31, E34, E37, E39, YR65, YR68, BG000, BG01, Y06, Y08, R37, R39, C00, C02, C04) markers to color the image and  I highlighted the shine on each of the bubbles (but it's hard to tell in the picture) with a clear glitter pen.  I cut out my image and then pop dotted it onto my patterned paper.

The background patterned paper was made using the Nursery Tales Imagine cartridge and the Cricut Imagine machine by Provo Craft.  (Thank you again Provo Craft for my machine!)  You can choose how large or how small to print and cut out the entire page.  I didn't want the entire image to be 12x12, so the machine decreased the image proportionly.  This is a VERY cool machine and can do lots of new things.  You should definitely check it out! 

Here is a close up:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

DT call at Paper Sundaes Challenge blog

Hi everyone,

I was surfing the web this morning and came across a design team call for Paper Sundaes Challenge blog.  You can find more info here about entering.  Here are my three choices.  Good luck to everyone.

For more info on how I made this card,  you can check the details out here.  Just scroll down a little.

For more info about this card, you can see the original post here.

More about my snowman can be found here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You Melt My Heart

Even though we still are having 80+ degree days, I decided to make a winter card.  Several techniques were used to make this card.  First of all, I embossed the front of the card base with the Spellbinders Snowflake Impressabilities and then inked it with Memento inks (both outside and inside the front panel).  Next, I cut an X in the center and curled back the edges so you could get a peak on the inside of the card.

Here is a close up of the front with the edges curled back:

I also used the same embossing and inking technique for the inside panel as well.  The rubber stamp image and sentiments are from Heartfelt Creations.  I colored the snowman in with my Copic markers, fussy cut it out, and adhered it to my snowflake panel on the inside of the card.  The snowflake at the bottom is actually a piece of May Arts ribbon that I purchased at Hambo Stamps (they had lots of cool designs).  I stamped the sentiment and then went over it with a black glitter pen.
Here is the inside of the card:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Autumn Harvest

This apple basket is a digital stamp by Paper Pretties.  I printed the image twice and used Copic markers  (E25, E27, E29, R29, R46, G14, G09, G20, B02, Y04, and BG000) to color in the main image plus the portion I wanted to highlight (the cloth napkins).  I fussy cut the second image and used pop dotted the images onto the main image.  I used two different heights of pop dots so the one on the left is slightly higher than the napkin on the right.  I also used Glossy Accents on the red apples for a shiny look.  Spellbinders Labels Two were used as my background for the basket.

Here is a close up to show the dimensional areas better:

Friday, October 8, 2010

Give Thanks

I want to give my heartfelt thanks to those of you who leave comments, not only here, but at any blog.  These comments really can make my day (even if it's only a couple words) and they are SO MUCH appreciated!!! So THANK YOU for leaving a little bit of love all around blog land. 

I chose an image from Heartfelt Creations and decided to highlight the pumpkins.  I used Copic markers to color the smaller pumpkins and my pumpkin Spellbinders dies were used for the large one.  I also curled small pieces of green for my stems.

The inside of the card looks like this:

I used my Eastern Rectangle Nellie Snellen Multi Frame die and then stamped my image (part of the set).  I went over the lettering with my sand colored Spica pen and I used Antique Linen Distress Stickles to outline the entire thing.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Coffee and Friends

Today I created something a little different: a shaker card using coffee grounds in the shaker area.  This was a fun project and easy to do.  One of the tutorials I like for making shaker cards is found at StampTV.

Wonky Squares by Spellbinders were used to create my window.  The sentiment in the inside of the window (which says: Coffee & Friends are the perfect blend) is by Unity Stamps and the coffee pot image is from the Kind Thoughts set by Stampin' Up.  (It's not too easy to get a good photo without something reflecting off the acetate window.)

The shaker window was adhered to a subtly patterned piece of brown cardstock, which I then wrapped with twine.  The blue base cardstock edges were embossed using my Scor-Pal before adhering the shaker window layer.

Monday, October 4, 2010

You've got my heart

For this card, I used the same hot air balloon from Hambo Stamps as this card.  However, I copied the image, enlarged it to several different sizes, and then fussy cut each one out.  Copic markers were used to color all the images and the I {heart} U on the orange balloon was made using the colorless blender. 

The background was made using Memento inks and a homemade cloud template.  I had the sentiment in my stash and I added a couple of heart brads for the finishing touch.  I also pop dotted several balloons different heights to resemble a hot air balloon festival.  Every year Albuquerque, NM has one and it is spectacular!!

Here is a close up so you can see the dimension.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thank you for the little things

This thank you card was made specially for the Heart to Heart Card Drive and will be mailed to a staff of dedicated people who care for Alzheimer's patients.  You can find specific information about this at Cammie's blog and how to participate in this drive.  As a added bonus, you will also be entered into a random drawing for over $1,000 worth of prizes.  This card drive spoke to me on a personal level because my mom is also a caregiver for an Alzheimer's patient.

In order to recreate this card, you first need to emboss a piece of white cardstock using Spellbinders' Floral and Stone Impressibilities.  I then took a Nellie Snellen Multi Frames die (Eastern Rectangle) and die cut a portion out.  Next, take your Distress Vintage Photo ink pad and rub it across this piece.  The ink will enhance the debossed portion of the paper.

I then placed this inked up piece back in the original cut area.  I wrapped yarn around the embossed piece and adhered the entire thing on blue cardstock.  I used an Accu-cut die to cut my label on the same blue cardstock and stamped my sentiment, which I think perfectly describes what caregivers do - lots and lots of little things to help their patients.  I inked up my edges, added a few pearls, and pop dotted the label over the twine.

You still have time to participate in this card drive; it ends Sunday night.  I hope you find the time to make someone's day too.