Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Digis from Pink Cat Studio and 50% OFF ALL IMAGES!!

Just poppin in real quick today to let you know about a new batch of digis by Pink Cat Studio!  Melissa whipped up a bunch of Christmas cuties and here's what I came up with using one of them...
I used papers by BasicGrey and Not Quite Navy cardstock by SU.  The snowflakes are laser cut wood embellishments with a bit of glitter on them.  I added some white liquid pearls to them for a little *pop*.

Be sure to hop on over to the PCS digi store to check out all of the new designs and get your hands on them! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pink Cat Studio Digi Release Day!

Pink Cat Studio is back today with a fun new release for Halloween!

These little guys are just too cute and headed for a sugar coma.  They're called "Sugar Crazy Frogs " and you can find them right here.
I started with a 5" black base and used patterns from BasicGrey.
After I finished coloring my image with Copics, I used a black Sakura glaze pen on the Jack-O-Lantern face and handle.
Then I used a clear glaze pen on the rest of the pumpkin to make it look like plastic. 
The layout was inspired by Mojo Monday sketch #261 and used some black felt ribbon and loads of orange pearls as embellishments.
I finished it off with a die cut sentiment and some candies.
These are the Copics that I used...
This is the first card I've made in months and it was so great to get back in my workshop!  I absolutely adore the Halloween images by Pink Cat Studio!  Every single one.
You can check out the entire PCS Halloween collection and new release images right here.

Oh, and how about a couple of freebies?!

"Frog Wizard" is free with ANY purchase today only...

And "Frog Pumpkin Head" is free just for reading my post today!
Click here and go to the digital store to download.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hey Stranger

Well hello there!
It's been a long time!
After taking a much needed break, I'm happy to say that my health is much better and I'm feeling GREAT for the first time in over two years.  It's been ages since I've been on the computer, stepped foot in my workshop or done anything crafty.  Being sick can really do a number on a girls mojo!  With all of the fun holidays that start to pop up this time of year, I'm hoping that my creative spark will return soon. 

Luckily my friend Melissa over at Pink Cat Studio has already found her holiday mojo!  Inspiration whacked her in the noggin and she just drew a bunch of Halloween images that are super cute.  I can't wait to share them with you next Thursday!  The Halloween collection by Pink Cat Studio is by far my absolute favorite.  It's overflowing with cuteness and you can check it out right here.

I'll be back next Thursday to share the new release with you.
Until then...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pink Cat Digital Release Day

In celebration of the release of Melissa's fun new game, she's got a digi release full of cuteness!

And there's a FREEBIE available today only with any purchase from the digi store!
Here are a few goodies I made with the new images.

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week at school and I was in charge of "flower day".  Each kiddo brought in a flower for the teacher and I collected them in a vase.  I saw some really cute ideas online and decided to whip up my own version that the teacher would be proud to display and reuse in the future. 
This fun little sun image was the perfect finishing touch for my big bow in front.

Here's how I made the flower pot display... 
I started with a $4 terra cotta pot and a pretty blue spraypaint.

After painting the pot, I placed a clear glass vase in the middle and added rocks to hold it in place.

Then I used liquid nails to attach my pencil banner that I made with the SU pennant punch.
Easy-Peasy and the teacher absolutely loved it!

Next up is Betty the Bubblebee Fairy... 
I used bright bold colors on this one and embellished with a jewel border and liquid pearls.  The sentiment is from the PCS set called "Lily at the Beach.

Here's a peek at the inside... 

My last sample today uses the Betty Ladybug Fairy image. 
She is just toooo cute!
This was the first card that I've made since NOVEMBER! 
That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by to check out the new release!  Be sure to hop on over to the PCS digi store and claim your freebie today!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pink Cat Studio is Back!

After a long break, Pink Cat Studio is back with some cute new digis and a brand new game!
Hop on over to the Pink Cat blog for all of the fun details about the new game and for your chance to win some free digis!  I'll be back on Tuesday, April 3rd to share the new digi release with you!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

CSAYL Update

If you're a CSAYL fan then you'll want to hop on over and check out the latest announcement over on the challenge blog.

As for the Midnight Scramper blog, I'm going to take a much needed break for a bit.  I love this hobby so so much, but some health issues have absolutely killed my mojo for the moment.   I need to focus on getting me better, and spending as many of my "good days" with my family right now as possible. 

I'm not sure when I'll be back to posting on a regular schedule, but hopefully I'll be able to pop in every once in a while and share a little something with you.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wow - it's been awhile

Hi there!
I know, I's been awhile. 

The kids just got back in school from their Winter break.  Between the holidays, entertaining two munchkins for almost three weeks, and taking charge of some health problems, my time in the craft room has been non existent.  Oh, and did I mention that we're house shopping too?!

I just wanted to pop in quick today and let you know that I'll be continuing my CSAYL 2012 design team call through the end of this week.  If you're interested, please send me an email by THIS Sunday.  Just include a link to your blog and a sentence or two about yourself.  Send it to bruckler at comcast dot net.  I've had fun looking through all of the applications so far and checking our all of your blogs.  There sure is a lot of talented stampers out there!

I'll be contacting new team members next week!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Nurse Nora

A little birdie told me that my mother-in-law is secretly hoping to get a pack of cards from me for Christmas.  I was totally flattered and decided to whip up a batch just for her.  Here's one that I came up with using a sweet image by CC Designs, called "Nurse Nora".
I love red, white and black together and that color combo was perfect for this image.
I used a glitter pen on her angel wings and then outlined the whole image with a pale blue Copic to make it *pop*.
When I was finished with this card, it was missing something, so I grabbed my favorite sharp implement, poked away, and drew in a quick cross stitch pattern with a black marker.
Voila!  The perfect finishing touch!
Only six more days until Christmas!
I hope you're all enjoying this time of year with your families and friends.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

One card, three looks

While perusing the latest SU catalog, I came across a sample on page 142 using a set called "Circle Circus".  I loved the simple layout and decided to "case" it, adding my own twist.  Here's my version using Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Kiwi Kiss...
I added a few jewels and some faux stitching with a white pen. 
Then I decided to try the same look with another color combo... 
Black, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard.

And I couldn't resist trying one more combo... 
Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pacific Point. 
Instead of jewels, I added a couple of green pearls to finish this one off.  I love how each card is the same, but the different color combos give each one a completely different feel.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Peppermint Twist

Happy Wednesday crafty people!
Today is challenge day over at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and this will be my last project as an Inky team member.  The challenge today is called "Peppermint Twist" and we want to see how you interpret it onto your holiday card or project. 
Got any red and white striped twine? 
Cute candy embellishments?
How about a fun candy cane image?
I decided to use some cute candy themed patterned paper and make a 4" x 4" gift card holder.
Here's a peek at the inside...
The best part about this project is that it's QUICK and EASY. 
(My two favorite words when it comes to crafting) 
You can get three of these babies out of one 12" square of cardstock!

Here's how to make one...
Cut cardstock to 4" x 12" and score at 4" and 8".
This will leave you with three 4" sections.

Next, score the middle section diagonally, starting from the top left corner and ending at the bottom right corner.

Fold on the middle score line and this is what you'll have.

Next, fold over the right section as shown and adhere.

Then fold up the bottom square behind the diagonal fold.

Now you have a pocket. 
Adhere where needed, being sure to leave room in the pocket for your gift card.  Then embellish your little heart out and make someones day!