Friday, August 30, 2013

September Sneak Peek!

Hello hello CCM friends and happy Friday to you!

I can't believe that September will be here in just a few days!  
So, how about some sneak peek for the new release?

Peek #1

Peak #2 by Kim

Peak #3 by Karen

We are so excited about the new set and can't wait to show you!
Stay tune!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday DT showcase

Hello CCM friends, hope you are having a fantastic week!  

We are back to show a few cards created by our awesome DTs.

"This week I used the freebie Hello Girl image to create a back to school card. I colored her with my alcohol markers using Karen's coloring tutorial from last Wednesday. There's still time to play along with the CCM August Challenge - so grab your free image and join in!"

"I decided to make the cute girl from the Summer Fun set really swing.  I colored my image using Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut the image out.  I then added her to the front of the card that has this great square cut from the front so she swings in the card.  I added the piece of pattern paper behind her so she really pops.  Love seeing her really swing!!!"

"Well, I love love love summer and I'm not ready for September yet!  Hehe!  Here is another card using the Beach TIme set.  I'm off to get some last minute sun!  I colored the Beach Time image with Copic markers and I added on a super fun designed frame from Crate Paper.  I figured the card with a fun sentiment (also from the Beach Time set), and finished it up with a bow and a few blings"

"It’s never too early to start the spooky fun so here’s an older Chi Chi Memories stamp called,  Happy Halloween.  Get your spooky cards started today and check out the fun stamps form Chi Chi Memories today."

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Guest DT Showcase

Time sure flew by fast these two months, and here's the last set of CUTE creations from our Guest DTs. We would like to take this time to extend our Thanks to them for making these awesome designs during this period!

Have a wonderful day! 

Cass & Nat

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday DT Showcase.

Hello and happy Friday!  I hope you are having a great week. 
Up for some crafting today or event this weekend?  If your answer is yes, come join the fun at our monthly challenge!  And don't forget the super cute FREEBIE!
Click HERE for more details!

How about a few super adorable from our DT to inspire you?


"This Friendship set is SO adorable and great to send to someone that needs a pick me up. 
My image is colored with ProMarkers and as usual my card has been kept CAS. Some craft cardstock and a couple of strips of paper help to keep the image the main focus of my card. This set is a must have in my opinion!"


"I have a birthday boy this week so it's only fitting that I create his card.  I think the Chi Chi Memories Birthday Boy stamp set is sweet! This set is loaded with great stamps to use together or individually.  I kept my card simple and used my son's favorite colors.  I wanted to use that cute rocket and added it as a little tag.  Colored with Copic Markers."


"Although Spring is over, I love the Spring Is Here set. It is so versatile and can be used for various occasions. I colored the bird in using Copic markers and matted the image onto blue cardstock. The white fiber is tied into a bow and placed on to the plaid patterned paper. I added the border punch and some yellow dew drops to pull it all together."

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Coloring tutorial by Karen


Today, I thought I would try my hand at another colouring tutorial for you featuring this cute freebie from ChiChi Memories called "Hello Girl".
When I first starting using Copics, my goal was to create a realistic looking Caucasian skin tone (I am working on others now too). There are many techniques out there, so this is simply one that works for me. I am all about quick and easy, so this is a technique you can use on any type of digi with different types of colouring tools too! I am using Copics, but this will work with any colouring tool that allows you to blend! Let's get to it!
Step 1


Choose 4 colours for your skin tone. The lightest colour will the one you see the most of - the others are used for definition and shading. For Copics, consider using E00, E11, E13 and R20 (this is a pink colour I use for the cheeks).
Step 2


Using your lightest tone (E00) colour in the entire face area.

Step 3

Using your second tone (E11), outline the edge of the face and along the hair line. Go back to your lightest tone (E00) and blend out the line that was created in small circular motions, moving from the line in towards the middle of the face.

Step 4


Using your darkest tone (E13), add another line around the edge of the face and hairline. Don't worry if this seems really dark...once you have the hair coloured in, this dark edge will look like a shadow. Note - I do not typically blend this colour in as I did with the second tone. I Like to have a sharper line for the shadows, but if you find this too harsh once you have coloured the hair, simply go back and blend it out.

Step 5


Using a light pink colour (R20), colour a small circle just below and to the side of each eye.

Step 6


Using your lightest tone (E00), use small circles to blend out the edges of the rosy circles. I will blend all the way up to the ear line, and down towards the mouth. This will give a nice flushed look to the cheeks.

Step 7


Take a step back and admire your work. Go back and blend any spots that seem blotchy or uneven.

Step 8


For small arms and legs, I actually start with my second tone, work darker and then work lighter. There isn't a lot of room to blend, so I find this gives me the softer look I like for arms and legs.
Using your second tone (E11), outline the edges of the arms and legs. Don't forget spots against clothing or objects.

Step 9


Using your darkest tone (E13), outline one side of each of the arms and legs (the side furthest from the light sourse you would like to use). In this image, I wanted thelight source coming from the right side, so the left side of each arm and leg received a nice, thin line of E13. At this stage, also make sure you use the darkest tone against all clothing lines.

Step 10


Using your lightest tone (E00), work in small circles from the outside edges into towards the centre of each arm and leg.
And there you have it!


Experiment with different colours and tones and adding shadows in different places. It can be a lot of fun to add dimension to the face, arms and legs, so don't be afraid to play a little!
And did you know that ChiChi Memories is now hosting a monthly challenge? If you don't have digis from them yet, go and grab this cutie for free and have some fun colouring! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday DT Showcase.

Hello CCM friends!  Hope you are having a super fun day!

Up for a challenge?!  Come join us for our CCM monthly challenge, click HERE!

And don't forget to grab the adorable Hello Girl FREEBIE, too!

Need some ideas?  Here are a few cards from our DT...

"Who doesn’t love freebies?  This month’s freebie is adorable and is screaming for you to color and collect.  Come check out a few of the other freebies from Chi Chi Memories today!"

"For this week, I'm using this adorable Hello Girl.  It's a freebie!  Go grab yours today and join the CCM challenge this month for a chance to win more CCM goodies!  I colored Hello Girl with Copic markers and the pretty pattern paper is from Recollections 'the Neapolitan Collection."

"For my card this week I wanted to showcase one of the cute individual stamps from the Spring is Here stamp set.  This cute apple tree would be wonderful on a back to school card, so that's what I decided to create.  My image is colored with copics and fussy cut.  I then used Glossy Accents on the apples to make them shiny.  I layered the cardstock and pattern papers onto the card base and then added my image.  I added the sentiment on a piece of scrap cardstock and mounted it using some cute red snaps."

"This week I used an image from the Stamp Set Friendship, Chi Chi Memories August 2013 release, I Got Your Back. I used my basic Spectrum Noir pens in Browns, Purples, and Pale Hues for all my coloring. I layered papers from my Crate Paper Snow Day 6x6 pad for the background of my card and used a Framelit Label Die to cut out the bottom of my tag. I have the pretty, sparkly buttons in my stash and I paired them up with some silver cording I found in Target's dollar bin. I used some tutorials on the Spectrum Noir blog as a guide for my skin tones and hair this week."

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Guest DT Showcase

Time sure flies by, and its Sunday again!!! Lets all sit back and Enjoy some amazing creations from our Guest DTs! Aren't they absolutely cute~ Hope you agree and leave some comments with us!  

Have a wonderful day! 

Cass & Nat

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday DT Showcase

Hello hello and happy Friday to you!

Did you see the adorable freebie to play on the CCM Challenge yesterday?
Not yet, click HERE

Come join us and play along this month!
Need some inspirations?!  How about some super cute cards from the CCM DT?

"I love the sentiments and images that goes along with the Friendship set. The image was colored in using Copics. I added stitching along the edges of the patterned paper and accented the card with a flower and green sprigs. I colored the sprigs with white paint then I added some green alcohol ink to the paint to get the desired shade of green I was wanting then painted the sprigs again.The image is popped up using 3-D foam tape."

Check out this adorable tag using this cutie from the For You! 

"Although I'm excited for Fall, I'm loving these Summer-y colors. However, I LOVE yellow any time of year. I colored my image with Prisma Pencils this week and used some of the new SU! In Colors for that Summer-y feel. I added a yellow bow made with 1/2" seam binding ribbon and popped up my sentiment to give the card more dimension."

"Today, I decided to play with "Wipe Your Tears".  I coloured these gals up with my Copics, and then teamed them up with some paper from DCWV's Fiesta Forever stack.  This set has some great sentiments, but I decided just to use "thanks for being there" to show how versatile this stamp could be. How cute would it be on a layour about a "booboo"?"

Thursday, August 15, 2013

CCM challenge with freebie to play!

Hello everyone,

The long waited CCM challenge is finally back! And guess what? We are giving out freebie for you to play along with you challenge! Hop over to the challenge blog by clicking the link below to learn more about our challenge and prize:

Have fun!!
Nat & Cass

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday DT Showcase

Hello CCM friends and happy Tuesday to you.

Time for another DT Showcase featuring the new Friendship collection.

"I'm so happy to be getting ready to begin a new school year. I love the freshness of the fall season and this image reminds me of a little girl getting ready for her first day of school. I colored my image using alcohol markers in bright shades. My paper is from Jillibean Soup and Stampin Up! I am just in love with the Jillibean Soup's Apple Cheddar Soup patterns. I sprinkled a few little sparkles in the corner, don't you think these things are the cutest addition to a card?"

"This month’s release is super cute!  I loved coloring these adorable little girls and you will too.  Brighten up someone’s day with these charming digi girls!"

"For my card this week I decided to use this adorable image of these two girls that really showcases what a good friend does for another in need.  I colored the image using my Copic markers and then mounted the colored pieces onto coordinating cardstock.  It was then mounted onto the pattern paper I picked when I selected the image.  I can't wait to send this to a friend that has had a bad week...I'm sure she'll feel so much better when she gets this in the mail."

"For this week, I used these adorable girls from Wipe your tears.  I colored the girls with Copic markers. The pattern paper is from Basic Grey true love collection.  I added some red twine and a 'love' die cut from Memory Box."

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Guest DT Showcase

Its steaming hot over here!! Time to sit, relax and enjoy the cute creations our Guest DTs did this week=) Aren't they absolutely cute~ Hope you agree and leave some comments with us!

Patty Chalas 

Steph Guerra

Have a wonderful day! 

Cass & Nat

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday DT Showcase.

Hello hello CCM friends and happy Friday to you!!!

Ready for the weekend?  Up for some crafting time?

Here are a few super cute projects...

"I am in LOVE with the August release from Chi Chi Memories. Although I'm eager for Fall, I am just in love with Summer colors and this adorable new release goes perfectly with any season. I used a neutral card base with a simple design and soft colors to place the focus on the image. I printed the sentiment from the Friendship set onto cardstock."

"I have a fantastically fun stamp to share with you today!  Last week, Chi Chi Memories revealed their new stamp collection for August called "Friendship Set", and I showed you one of the cute stamps called "For You."  Today, I got to play with "I Got Your Back", and these two little gals are so cute!  I think this makes a great encouragement card, but would also be great as a thank-you card with a sentiment like "Thanks for being there!"  There really is a lot of you could do with it!"

"What a perfect card to send to your girlfriends who need a reminder that you are there for them.  You can purchase this image in the Friendship set, or as an individual stamp.  I colored them with Copic Markers and used miscellaneous scrap patterned papers to create the card face. I kept the embellishments to a minimum so it will be easy to mail.  I have to say, I love this stamp set!" 

"I am loving the new Friendship set with all the adorable images and sentiments to match. I colored my girl using Copic markers. I then stitched around the patterned paper. The banners are all freehanded and last I made the rose and distressed it with green ink and applied stickles to the edges."

"I have something sweet for you... how about this adorable little girl from the new Friendship set?   She is so so cute!!!  I kept the card simple.  I used some washi paper tape to create some fun square pieces.  I colored her with Copic markers and added a flower and some butterflies brads."

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