Feb 29, 2012

Announcement!

Just popped in to let you know that Birdie Brown is on Vacation mode until midnight February 29th.
Sorry for the inconvenience. I promise to be back March 1st!

Torico

Feb 27, 2012

Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!!

OMG...
As some of you may know, today is my birthday. Some of my fabulous customers are having a surprise BD blog hop for me!!! They have some gorgeous giveaways to lucky commentators, too.
You must hop over to Mary J's blog to start your hop!!! You'll see their gorgeous cards using Birdie Brown's images!:D

Torico

Merry Monday Challenge #9

**This is my second post for today. Please scroll down to see Emily's beautiful work!

Hello again!
I can't believe that it is the final day of being a featured designer at the Merry Monday Challenge. I'd like to say huge thank you to Lesley for inviting me and featuring Birdie Brown's images. I really enjoyed working with her sketches, and I'm sooooo glad I've done four Christmas cards for this year already!:)

For this weeks challenge, Lesley gave me a great opportunity to draw a sketch for you to try. And also, as it is the last week of the month, there is a prize!! Of course, this month's prize is provided by Birdie Brown. One lucky winner will receive three digital stamps of her choice from my Etsy shop!!


Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)   Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Echo Park(Season's Greetings)
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Small Scalopped border die (PTI), Pinking Circle & Circle Nestabilities,
Labels18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), World's Best die (TSG) 

Actually, this sketch was based on a card I made last year. It was not a Christmas card, but I thought it might also give you some inspiration, so I decided to share it again.


I hope you like this weeks sketch and play along for a chance to win the prize!

Thank you for stopping by!

Torico

Digital stamp is NOT only for paper crafting!

Today's project by my customer blew me away!
Emily, the owner of the Little Texas Cuties Quilt, used Girl with a rose image for her embroidery!!

I'm not sure how she turned the image into such a beautiful work, but I'm so glad to know that my digital stamp can be used for needlework.:)
Thank you to Emily for sharing your awesome work!

It's Monday, so I'll be back later with my Merry Monday Challenge post. See you soon!

Torico

Feb 26, 2012

Animal themed cards by Candy

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great weekend.:)
Today I'm sharing two cards created by Candy!


The sheep image she used is from Baa Baa set. I love that she numbered the sheep. It perfectly match the sentiment she added!

She shared another adorable card on the Birdie Brown Facebook page.


Her coloring is awesome and the sentiment is so lovely!:)
Thank you for sharing, Candy!

Torico

Feb 24, 2012

Cupcakes!

I'm sorry for a long silence on this blog. It has been a busy week because of TSG sneak peeks. And also, I've been working around some things behind the scene... it is sorry that I can't share it with you yet, but please wait for a while.;)

Today, I'd like to share two cards created by my customers. They used newly released cupcake images!


I love the papers Lisa used on this card. These soft colors make me feel spring air.:)



Helen made the cupcake really fluffy!! I have never tried Flower Soft, but... mmm, I have to give it a try!

Thank you for stopping by, everyone. Have a great weekend!

Torico

Feb 20, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #8 - Celebrate The Season

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for Helen's adorable card.

Another Monday has come, so it means that it's time for another Merry Monday Challenge!!
This weeks sketch is so simple and versatile. I'm sure you'll love it.;)



Ink: Versa Mark, Antique Linen, Vintage photo (Distress Ink)
Color: Copics   Paper: PTI  
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser), White EP
Tools: Labels18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Now, head over to Lesley's blog  to find the challenge details. You'll also see fabulous Christmas cards by Lesley and Sherry (this weeks guest designer).:)

Thank you for stopping by!

Torico

Get Well card by Helen

Helen created a get well card using Rainy Day.


She cropped and copied a few rain drops from the original image to make her own background. Isn't it a great idea? I love it!
Please visit her blog to leave a lovely comment for her.:)


I'll be back several hours later with my sample card for this weeks Merry Monday Challenge. So stay tuned!!

Torico

Feb 14, 2012

New Digis!

New digital stamps are available for purchase now!! As my birthday is coming soon, I was just in "Birthday" mood. lol!











Do you need some inspirations? Here are my sample cards.

Ink: Turquoise Gem, Gingerbread (Versa Magic)
Color: Copics   Paper: PTI, MME
Accessories: Rhinestone (MME)   Tool: Sewing Machine


Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)   Color: Copic Markers  
Paper: PTI, Bazzill, Pink Paislee
Accessories: Ribbon, Button (PTI)   Tools: Border Punch (Martha)


Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Antique Linen (Distress Ink)
Color: Copic Markers   Paper: PTI, MME  
Accessories: Rhinestone (MME), Turquoise V striped Twill Ribbon (RCC)
Tool: Labels18 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

I hope you like them and drop by my Etsy shop.:)

Torico

Cards by My Customers

I have 3 cards to share with you today! And also, I'll add 4 new digital stamps to my Etsy shop a few hours later. It's a busy day!:D

The first card is from Rachael. She used Lovely Robot, which is the hottenst item in my shop this past few weeks!!


The next one is from Sally. The image she used was Girl with a Rose. It has been very very popular since it was released.


Sunshine Honeybee's card was used Penguin In Summer 01. Did you know that I'm a sucker for penguins! hee hee...


OK, that't it for now! I'll be back later with my new digis and sample cards. See you soon!!:):)

Torico

Feb 13, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #7 - Santa Girl in Blue

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down to see a Valentine card by Leanne.

Happy Monday everyone!
As you know, I'm a February featured designer at the Merry Monday Challenges. Today I'd like to show you a card I made for this weeks challenge.


Digital Stamp: Santa Girl (Birdie Brown)  
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic), Sand (Versa Craft)
Color: Copic Markers   Paper: PTI, MME  
Accessories: Ivory Jute Twine (RCC), Peal (Kaiser)
Tools: Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Labels17 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

This time I colored her dress in blue. It might be an unexpected color for a Santa costume, but I'm sooooo pleased with how she turned out!:)
Please visit Lesley's blog for the challenge details. I'm sure that you'll see beautiful cards created by Lesley and this weeks guest designer. And I hope you have the time for playing along with us this week!!

Torico

Lovely hearts + cute pup =... : Card by Leanne

Leanne used a Lovely heart image to make a cute scene. Look at this!


Isn't it the cutest? The puppy looks so happy with being surrounded by hearts.:)
Thank you for sharing, Leanne!

I'll be back later with my Merry Monday Challenge #7 post. Be sure to come back here again!;)

Torico

Feb 11, 2012

Just a peek!


I will add 4 new digital stamps to my Etsy shop next week. But..... I'm still working with my sample cards. lol!

Torico

Feb 9, 2012

DYSU Challenge Sponsor!

How about another chance to win some of Birdie Brown's digi stamps?

Birdie Brown is sponsoring this weeks Do You Stuck Up Challenge (DYSU #58), which theme is "Love". Isn't it easy?:)
Head over to the DYSU challenge blog for the challenge details and some inspirations from fabulous DT!!

If you are still in need of "Love" themed images, I recommend you my digis below.

Freebie
*Lovely Hearts
*Perfect Pear
*Dreaming Birds

Etsy Shop
*Lovely Robot
*Love Sentiments set
*Girl With A Rose
*Boy With A Rose
*Lovely Couple

I'm looking forward to seeing your fabulous works!:)

Torico

Feb 8, 2012

Lovely Robot Card by JanR

I found this fantastic card created by JanR!


She used Lovely Robot. The sentiment she added is perfect, isn't it?? And I love the little nut charm(?)!!
Thank you to JanR for letting me showcase your card!

Torico

Feb 7, 2012

Cards by Readers - Sally & Helen

Today I'm sharing two cards created by my blog readers!

Sally used Friends-Puppy & Chick image on her new card.


I love the monochromatic color scheme!  It made the card look so elegant and classy.

Next one was created by Helen. She used Dreaming Birds.


Another monochromatic card!:) Is it trendy?? I have to try it. LOL!


If you'd like to share your creations on this blog, please read THIS page. I look forward to seeing your beautiful works!:):)

Torico

Feb 6, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #6 - Featured Designer!!

Happy Monday everyone!
I'm sooooo excited today, because it's the first day to show you my sample card for the Merry Monday Challenge as the February Featured Designer!


The concept of the Merry Monday Challenge is to create one Christmas card per week until next Chrsitmas. Isn't it wonderful?? I LOVE it!!! This month, I'll show you 4 cards based on Lesley's sketch, and on each card, I'll use Birdie Brown's Chrsitmas/winter digis!

Now onto this weeks sketch.

And here is my take!
Stamp: Winter Bear 02 (Birdie Brown), Snowy Days (TSG)
Ink: Jumbo Java (Versa Magic)   Color: Copic Markers
Paper: PTI, Fancy Pants, Echo Park
Accessories: Rhinestone (Kaiser)
Tools: Sewing Machine, Small Scalloped Border Die (PTI), Heart Punch

Please head over to Lesley's blog, Always Playing with Paper, for the challenge details. I hope my card inspire you and you have the time for playing along with us this week!:)

Torico

Feb 5, 2012

Dreaming Birds - My Sample Cards

**This is my second post for today. Please scroll down or click HERE to see a beautiful card created by Sally. **

Today I'd like to share two cards using Dreaming Birds image.

Color: Copics   Ink: Jumbo Java, Turquoise Gem (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI, American Crafts
Accessories: Ribbon(stash), Rhinestone (Kaiser, MME)
Tools: Small Scalloped Border Die (PTI), Labels 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Sewing Machine

Stamp: Dreaming Birds (Birdie Brown/Freebie), Flower Fusion #7 (PTI)
Color: Copics   Ink: Gingerbread (Versa Magic)
Paper: PTI, MME   Accessories: Button (PTI), Ivory Twine (RCC)
Tools: Border Punch (Martha)

On the second card, I resized and reversed the image to make a scene.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. And make sure to come back here tomorrow to see my sample card for Merry Monday Challenge! See you tomorrow!!

Torico

Just Bloomed - Card by Sally

Are you waiting for Spring? Sally's card using Just Bloomed will make you feel spring!


I LOVE this color combo, orange & brown. And her coloring is beautiful! Thank you for sharing, Sally!

Torico

Feb 4, 2012

Dreaming Birds Card by Shirl

Shirl already has created a card using new freebie, Dreaming Birds!


The backgroung paper she used matched so well with the image! And I especially love that she colored the bigger bird with brown. Why? My shop name is... Birdie Brown!:)

Have a great weekend everyone~!

Torico

Feb 3, 2012

Check, check!

Have you read THIS blog post yet? No? If so you have to check it right now! (lol)

Torico

Feb 2, 2012

Adorable Card by Donna

Isn't it a great idea to combine Friends-puppy & chick and Love Sentiments set!


Donna entered this card to this weeks Ribbon Carousel Challenge, that Birdie Brown is sponsoring . You still have plenty of time to enter your creation(s). Don't miss a chance to win the prize!!:)

Torico

Feb 1, 2012