Monday, March 31, 2014

Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador Blog Hop

Did you know I am Brand Ambassador Perfect Paper Crafting?
Yep, I am!  They have some really cool tools for paper crafting addicts like us and today I joining the other Brand Ambassadors for a blog hop to show off what we have created using their latest and created tools!

Introducing the Perfect Layers Mini and the Perfect Cutting Mat!  

The Perfect Layer's Mini  is a MUST if you want to create perfect borders, frames and layered effects.  Using the Perfect Layers Mini, you can cut from 1/16 of an inch (very thin borders), up to 5/8 of an inch (bold borders), WITH NO MEASURING REQUIRED!!

The Perfect Cutting Mat is an 8x10" Durable, self healing double sided cutting mat with printed grid lines (one side in cm and one side in inches), including card template sizes.  

Now let me show you a couple of projects I created using these tools:

This card features the MFT Doodle Garden Far Out stamp set.   Notice those PERFECT LAYERS?!   Easy peasy and NO MEASURING!  I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics.  

 I blotted her jeans with a kitchen towel that was moistened with some colorless blender to add the appearance of texture to her jeans.   I used a white gel pen to add the polka dots and some orange Peel Stickles to the center of the flower in her hair.

Here is the inside of the card.  Again, I used the Mini Perfect Layers and the Perfect Cutting Mat to create those perfect layers! 

Copics List

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R43,R30
hair - E49, E37, E35, E53
shirt, headband & heart - YR15, YR16, YR18
jeans - B28, B2, B23, B21
flower - YR16,YR17, YG13, YG17

Next up is a card featuring a stamp from SugarPea Desigs, a new clear stamp company with adorable and whimsical stamps!  SugarPea Designs is sponsoring this blog hop and the owner, Wendy Ramlakhan, is also a Perfect Paper Crafting Brand Ambassador!  

This adorable stamp set is called Rice Rice Baby!  I am entering this card into the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #213 which was PERFECT for showcasing what you can do the the Mini Perfect Layers and Perfect Cutting Mat!    I stamped the natural CS with the MFT Wood Plank Background stamp and used the MFT Die-namics circle STAX to cut out the circular window behind the image.   I popped the wood plank panel up with foam dimensionals.  I used a die from the MFT Blueprints 3 for the sentiment panel.

Copic List 

Penguin - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, YR15, YR16, YR18, RV00, RV000
sash - R59, R29, R24, R05
platter / chop sticks / sushi - E55, E53, E51, C7, C5, YR18

If would want to make these tools your own, be sure to use the code  Kim5% at check out  to get 5% off your entire order in the Perfect Paper Crafting Shop! 

We have not one but TWO great prizes up for grabs!!   

Hop along and leave some blog love on each of the designers blogs in the list below to be eligible to win:

A $50 gift certificate to the Perfect Paper Crafting store


$25 gift certificate to 

You have until Friday, 4/4 at midnight PST to complete the hop!

   Perfect Paper Crafting & Laura Lynn
   Wendy Ramlakhan
Susie Moore
   Kim O'Connell  (you are here)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Soccer

Spring time means soccer!  
I colored up this sweet little MFT  Pure Innocence I Get a Kick Out of You in our town colors.

I used a die cut from the  MFT Die-namics wonky scallop border as a template to sponge on my clouds with some MFT berrylicious ink.  I used the MFT Die-namics Grassy Edges to create the grassy field.  
I used a die from the MFT Die-namics sentiment strips to create the banners behind the image.  

Here are the copics I used:

SKin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair- E35. E53, E51
shirt - R59, R29, R24,R05
short and cleats - C9, C7, C5

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Beach Babe

So tired of winter.......and so far our spring STILL feels like winter.  Wishing I could fast forward through Spring and get right to Summer! 

Colored up the sweet Tiddly Inks Beach Babe.

This was again one of the cards I made during my term on the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen so I don;t remember from which paper pad this PP comes.  I can tell you that I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics.  I used a white gel pen to add the polka dots to her bikini.   I used teh MFT Die-namics Circle STAX sets 1 and 2 to create and layer the circular panel.   I added some black hemp cord to embellish.  

Doodle Garden Thanks

Sharing another card I created when I was on the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Design Team today. 
It was SO hard not being able to show my cards on my blog, but now that enough time has passed, I am free to to share away!   

I created this card with the MFT Doodle Garden Happy Harvest stamp set.

I paired some MFT orange fizz and hot fudge CS with some PP I found in my stash.  Sorry!  I don;t remember from which 6x6 paper pad it came,  I die cut the image and layered it using the MFT Die-namics Rounded Banner STAX.   

I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored it with copics.  I used a white gel pen to add the polka dots to her shirt and to the patch on her overalls.  

I used the MFT Die-namics Pretty Posies to create the flower and used some burlap for added interest and texture,  I finished with a hot fudge button and some hemp cord.