Friday, September 22, 2017

Warm wishes just for you...

TGIF! 

I'm wrapping up this week with a quick little card featuring the long retired Twinkle Tot Madelynn from TGF. I was kinda hoping that some of her fellow Twinkle Tots would be in the Farmer's Market yesterday but no luck. I'll just have to keep hoping and waiting a bit longer to complete my collection. In the meantime I have been waiting for the cooler fall season to get Madelynn on a card. She's so stylish with her long, fabulous scarf and pretty floral cap. In fact it was that flower that had me pulling this lovely floral paper to pair with her and pull all my Copic colors from. Total bonus that it gave me a built in sentiment for the card as well. :)

Have a crafty weekend everybody! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Simple Life)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Twinkle Tot Madelynn)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things stitched die
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
eyeshadow/lips- YG91, YG93, RV42
clothes- YR21, YR15, YR27, BG70, BG72, B000, B41, Y04, Y08, Y21, Y26, E30, E53, E55, E50, E81, YG91, YG93, YG97, E87, E89

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hello fall...

Olo!

The weather has definitely taken a turn for the cooler side with the nights getting down right chilly here. I'm not complaining though because I finally got to pull out all my comfy sweaters and snuggle up. I guess that's why this cutie caught my eye, with her oversized sweater and layers I could just feel the nip in the air. She's called Hello Autumn and I mean come on, how adorable is she? The birch trees made another appearance too because I thought that lone leaf needed somewhere to fall from. It makes for a sweet, simple scene that I am quite happy with. :)

Laters! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- Carta Bella (Hello Fall)
stamps- Penny Black (Hello Autumn), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment), Studio Calico (birch trees)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico doc brown
My Favorite Things blueprints die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E34
clothes- E81, E84, E87, E89, R35, R39, E18, YR000, YR02, YR07, E33, YR21, YR12, YR16
rake- E55, E57, G21, G82, G46
leaf- YG00, YG93, Y21
trees- W00, W0, W2
sky- BG70
grass- G40, YG61, G24

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Milk and cookies...

Mornin' crafty friends!


I'm here today with another card for Whimsy Stamps and I had a lot of fun with this one. This darling stamp is called Sweet Lil' Chef but she looks like a baker to me. Who can resist delicious chocolate chip cookies? Heck, I would take that bowl of cookie dough right now, LOL! I had just gotten the new Milk and Cookies 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug and even though it is technically a Christmas collection I knew right away that I wanted to use this specific paper with Sweet Lil' Chef on a non-holiday card. So I pulled my Copic colors from the paper and I think she turned out just as sweet as those cookies she's baking. :)

Ok, time for me to get my day started. Thanks for dropping by!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Doodlebug (Milk and Cookies)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Sweet Lil' Chef), Lawn Fawn (Sprinkled with Joy set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and gray flannel
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things essential speech bubble die
My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E27
eyes- BG15, BG32, BG07, BG000
clothes- RV02, RV52, RV55, E30, E55, E57, E59, RV25, RV29, E50, E53, C00, C1, C2
bowl/batter- B00, BG53, BG05, E31, E34, E35
floor- BG0000, C5, C7, C9
oven- C0, C2, C4, C6, N4, N7, N10, YR30, YR31, R01, R02, C1, C3

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Autumn Greetings...

Hello crafty friends! 

It's time for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card. I placed an order as soon as the new release from Stamping Bella hit the shelves and once those stamps were in my hot little hands I just had to ink some of them up. Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves completely stole my heart with all of her joy and exuberance and she needed somewhere special to live. So I masked her off and added the leaf pile and log from the awesome Little Bits Nature Collection set and finished off the scene with the Cave Kids Backdrop. I chose not to ink up the stream in the backdrop since I already had so much else going on and I love how such a simple change completely changes up the look of the stamp. I colored the whole scene to match the colors in this pretty Vintage Blessings paper from Simple Stories and I don't think you could ask for a more beautiful fall day than this.  :)   

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog, there is still plenty of time to get creative. And because it is the special one year anniversary challenge the prize has been upped to an awesome $30 gift certificate!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories (Vintage Blessings)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Cave Kids Backdrop, Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves, Little Bits Nature Collection), Inkadinkado (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
My Favorite Things stitched cloud border die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- YR21, YR14, YR27, R01, R21, RV21, E81, R59, E18, E44, E49
grass/trees- YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, T3
leaves/log- Y21, Y26, Y04, E31, E34, E35
mountains/rocks- V20, V22, C00, C1, C2, W2
sky- BG0000, BG10


Monday, September 18, 2017

Peace this day...

Good morning! 

I've got another sweet Dreamerland card to share today. This stamp is called A Little Peaceful Rest and being the animal lover that I am I fell in love with these napping buddies as soon as I saw them. It doesn't get much better than snuggling down for a nap with a furry friend right by your side, if you ask me. I trimmed away the cardstock below her and replaced it with this cool wood grain paper from Simple Stories. I love how it looks like a wall with the flowers growing up it. Oh, if only I had time to grab my own pup and take a nap today. Instead I'm off to work all day so time for that, LOL! 

See ya in 24 my crafty friends!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories 
vellum
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (A Little Peaceful Rest), sentiment
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink
twine
Memory Box butterfly dies
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- C0, C2, R12, YR02, YR68
puppy- C4, 100
sky- BG0000, BG000

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fun days...

TGIF my friends!

I'm wrapping up the week with a card that I've made for this week's sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things. I took some liberties with the sketch and shrank the circle elements way down so they were more embellishment than focal point. That's because I really wanted to fill most of the space with this adorable Jumping With Joy Pure Innocence and instead of jumping I have her playing in a big pile of leaves. I stamped and masked most of the leaves in a light colored ink so she would really pop against the softer, less distinct lines, then made sure to add a drop shadow in W4 to help ground her into the scene. I also used the cool new Whimsical Woodgrain background stamp and stamped it tone o n tone with some brown cardstock to stick with the whole outdoorsy, nature feel of the card. I gotta say, this was a lot of fun and it felt goo d to ink up a Pure Innocence after so long. :)

Take care and have a fab weekend!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence Jumping with Joy and Whimsical Woodgrain background)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand, Studio Calico doc brown
My Favorite Things stitched fishtail flag die
Studio Calico wood grain enamel dots
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E55, E47, E49
clothes- V17, V09, BV29, E50, E81, 0, RV25, RV29, RV69, R35, RV29, R89, BG11, BG23, BG49, E84
leaves- Y02, Y17, E33, Y38, YR09, R39, YG01, YG93, YG95
ground- G40, YG00, Y04, Y17
shadow- W4

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Grow better with love...

Good morning!

I'm back today with another card for Whimsy Stamps and this one features the enchanting Veritas by Sylvia Zet. Over the past decade I have watched many of the apple orchards that I grew up with be replaced by vineyards and you can't seem to throw a rock without hitting some kind of winery or tasting room in my home town. Now I'm not much of a wine drinker myself but this beautiful little vineyard sprite just had to make it on a card celebrating the change in season and the coming grape crush. I love how her long flowing hair almost mimics the curling vines of the grapes. I really wanted her to have a place to live in this so I used my Copics to sketch in a lush vineyard in the distance. Now she looks like she is guarding over all those yummy grapes. :)

Thanks for dropping by and saying hi... I'll chat at'cha again tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Veritas), Prima (Build-a-swirl set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle and Hero Arts ombre green
My Favorite Things double stitched rectangle die
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E31, E55, E59
eyes- BV25, BV29
lips- R83, R85
dress- G20, G40, G43
ladybug- R56, R29, N10
grapes/vineyard- R85, R56, BV08, E84, E87, E89, YG00, YG01, YG95, YG97, G99, E31, E34, E55
sky- B0000

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New journey...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the new month and that means it's time for the September 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids challenge blog. Playing along is easy, all you have to do is use at least one product that can be found in the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and link back to the challenge blog in your own post, which gives you a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate at the end of the month... who doesn't love that?   

This month I inked up The Road to Home is Never Too Far from Dreamerland Crafts for my challenge inspiration card. I love all the bits and pieces that come in this set that make scene building a breeze. I masked the cute teddy bear into the wagon then masked the wagon to have this pretty gal pulling it. The path and hills are also included and when they all come together you have a sweet pair of adventurers ready to begin a new and wonderful journey. 
Well I hope to see some of you joining the fun this month over at 7 Kids especially since we have even more contests and challenges going on in our Facebook group as Kelly celebrates her one year anniversary of owning the store.  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (The Road to Home is Never Too Far), WPlus9 (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E59
clothes- B93, B97, B99, YR21, YR12, YR14, E99, E44, E47, E49
wagon- R12, R05, R08, E18, C2, N3, N7, N10
teddy bear- E30, E31, E34, 100, Y11, Y21, Y26
path- E41, E42, E43
grass- G40, G43, G82, G85, G99
sky- B0000, B00, B32

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Have a sparkly day...

Good morning!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. These Fluffy Unicorns from The Greeting Farm have been sitting on my desk for a good couple months now. Every time I glanced at these fat and happy little unicorns they made me smile. So why wasn't I getting them on a card to spread that smile to someone else? I finally did just that and made sure the colors and papers were as bright and happy as this funny trio. I want to hug them and squeeze them and poke those little round bellies just like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, LOL! ;)  

Alrighty, well the August challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when September's challenge kicks off! Fun new stuff is hitting the store shelves daily and that $20 gift certificate that is up for grabs could really help to fill a shopping cart! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye (pink), Bella Blvd (yellow), Autumn Leaves (orange)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Fluffy Unicorns set)
ink- Memento desert sand, Studio Calico sunny day and Versamark clear
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched cloud edges
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
unicorns- RV000, RV21, RV42, YR30, YR21, YR12, Y00, Y11, Y21, E50, E81, Y11, Y26, Y28

Monday, September 11, 2017

It's your day...

Hello, hello!

Today I've got a lovely little card to share that I made for the current Some Odd Girl 'anything goes' challenge. This digi is called Flower Kaylee and since those flowers that she's wearing looked like mums to me I had to go with a fall color scheme. She's all bright and bold, rich and saturated with colors just like a beautiful autumn day. I used a fancy border die along one edge of the cardstock and let that and the sprinkling of gems be the only embellishing so as not to compete with this beauty. :)

Later gators!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Eva)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Flower Kaylee)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Studio Calico purple rain
Memory Box drifting stitches die
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
lips- R56
eye shadow- YG00, W3
eyes- YR23, E35, E39, E59, BG000
hair- YR15, YR09, E07, E09, E18
flowers- Y02, Y17, Y38, E08, YG21, YG95, YG99, R46, R89, Y17
ribbon- V05, R56, RV99
top- YG01, YG03, YG95, YG97

Friday, September 8, 2017

Full of possibilities...

TGIF!

I'm wrapping up this week with an All Dressed Up beauty from LDRS creative. She's from the Girl's Night Out set but I wanted to put her in a sunny fall afternoon scene. So once I colored her up using the no-line technique I masked her off and stamped these birch trees behind. I can't even tell you how many years those trees have been sitting in my stamp stash, I know I got them in a Studio Calico kit long ago so it felt really good to finally ink them up. I have an affinity for paper white birch trees since there are two large ones in my front yard and every fall the lawn is blanketed with their golden leaves. Since it is still early in the season I only added a few stray leaves to the ground. I think it all came together for a pretty little fall card. :)

Have a wonderful weekend everybody! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- LDRS Creative (Girl's Night Out set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment), Studio Calico (birch trees)
ink- Memento desert sand and flannel grey, Studio Calico purple rain
Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Paper Smooches leaves 2 wise die
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
Copic Spica purple glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- Y32, YR27, E39
clothes- YG21, YG13, YG95, V91, RV95, RV99, E50, E81, E84, E31, E34
trees- W00, W0, W1, W2, Y06, Y17, YR14
grass/hills- G43, G24, YG61
ground- E51, E31, E23
sky- B0000

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hi friend...

Hi friends! 

I've got another Greeting Farm cutie to share today, this time for the current Farm Fresh sketch challenge. This sweet girl is from the retired O&A Little Dreamer set and I did some altering to give her the fun owl backpack that the boy is originally wearing. It ended up covering most of her body but I think it still works. I colored her to match these pretty Report Card papers from October Afternoon and followed the sketch closely for a quick and easy card design. Apparently I'm still on a back to school kick with this one as well, LOL! What can I say... September hits and no matter how warm the days still get I am ready for all things fall. ;)

Ok then, time for me to scoot my boot. I'll see ya in 24!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- October Afternoon (Report Card)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (O&A Little Dreamer set), BoBunny (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched dome die
Divine Twine
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11
hair- E21, E23, E27
clothes- BG10, BG11, BG72, G00
backpack- YG00, YG03, Y32, Y17, YR14, YR18, BG000
background- W2, W4, W6, YR30, YR31

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Plot Twist...

Mornin' crafty friends!

I'm here with my first official post as a Whimsy Stamps guest designer... yeah! Because yesterday was the first day of school in my town I was inspired to ink up the darling Book Worm stamp and get her on a card. I myself have always been a huge reader, after stamping and coloring it is my next favorite past time. I love fantasy and historical fiction most of all so when I inked up Book Worm I used a light ink and did some no-line coloring, giving her a very specific book to be reading. Ten points to Gryffindor if you can guess which one it is, LOL! Then I couldn't resist adding a bookcase behind her for the stack of books to rest on and now she is the ultimate Book Worm

Alrighty, well thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out the Whimsy blog for all of the exciting September release sneak peeks that are going on. :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Book Worm), Impression Obsession (Plot Twist)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, BV20
hair- T5, T7, T9, 110
eyes- E44, E47, E49, BG000
clothes- V04, V06, V09, B95, B97, B99, C1, C2, RV13, RV25
bookcase- E55, E57
books- E97, N4, Y11, Y21, YR15, E40, E41, E43, R20, B04, B37, BV11, V17, V09, BV25, BV29, R59, YG25, G94, G99, E37, E44, E34, R14, W10, B21, E47, BG96, E31, YR30, R24, B66, N2, YR31
background- YR30

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

By the way...

Hello! 

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. This week I felt like making something lighthearted and happy so I grabbed this fun stamp called Birthday Puppy from CC Designs. It doesn't get much better than puppy kisses and snugs I tell ya! I also had this wonderful sentiment from Impression Obsession sitting on my desk and it seemed very apropos to the delightful scene. Who says Birthday Puppy just has to be for birthday cards anyway?
 
Alrighty, there is still another week to play along in the August 'anything goes' challenge so head on over to the 7 Kids blog and join the fun! New product is hitting the shelves every day and that $20 gift certificate prize could really help to fill a shopping cart! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Faith)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Birthday Puppy), Impression Obsession (You Gave Me sentiment
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico deja blue
My Favorite Things stitched dome dies
Lawn Fawn wavy stitched border die
October Afternoon enamel heart
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- YR30, Y32, E33
clothes- G000, G00, G02, BG93, R00, R30, R32, C0, C2, C10, 100
pillow- B37, B97, B99, BV29, Y21, Y26, E37
puppy- W0, W2, W4, W10, R01, R20, E04, R32, R35

Monday, September 4, 2017

Smart is the new pretty...

Good morning

I love, love, love this Anya from the Spectacular set and with the addition of these frames she totally reminds me of the actress,Tina Fey. I actually stamped the frames in grey so that I could take a gold glitter Spica pen to them and give them a splash of color. I paired her up with some pretty papers from Simple Stories and colored her up to match. I liked that the color scheme was sweet looking and still a bit funky, which suited the sentiment I wanted to use with her as well. All in all this clean and simple card came together very quickly and I couldn't be any happier with it. :)

Well, if you've got today off enjoy the long weekend!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Faith)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (You're Spectacular set), My Favorite Things (Geek is Chic set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
gold thread
Doodlebug washi tape
Copic Spica gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25
clothes- R000, R30, R32, R35, YR30,Y21, Y26, BG53, BG57, BG09, N5, N8, N10
glasses- N0, N2

Friday, September 1, 2017

You ARRR Amazing...

TGIF crafty friends!

This is an idea that I've been playing with ever since I got this Torn Paper stamp from Katzelkraft. The adorable pirate is called Hands Up and she is from Nellie Snellen's Young Rebels collection. With her pistol held high and that cocksure pose, I could just imagine her shooting a ball through that treasure map at 50 paces. I love how the torn map frames her and it was a lot of fun coloring in just the hint of sand and sea behind this sassy pirate. I get so much satisfaction from my crafting when I can create a little story with my stamps and this card totally hit that mark for me. 

Alrighty then, time for work. Have a wonderful weekend everybody! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Nellie Snellen (Young Rebels Hands Up), Katzelkraft (Torn Paper), My Favorite Things (Party Like a Pirate set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E35, E49
clothes- N4, N5, N7, N9, 110, R17, R29, R89, N1, N8, N10, E81, E84, 0, B06, B39, BV29, W3, W5, W6, W8, C5, C7, C9, E55, E37, E29
gun- E33, E99, E19, Y11, YR21, Y21, Y26, Y28
sea- BG000, BG11, BG34, BG49
sky- Y11, YR30, YR31
sand- E30, E33, E43
map- E40, E41, E50, E51, E53, E79, 0, W2

Thursday, August 31, 2017

this calls for cake & ice cream...

Mornin' friends!

How much fun is this Bowl Of digi stamp from Mo's? The original image has this little sneak thief holding an empty bowl and there are several different things for you to fill it with. For this birthday card she needed to be absconding with a giant mint chip and hot fudge ice cream sundae. Hey... birthday girls are allowed to be a bit selfish and overindulgent on the big day, right? LOL she sure seems to think so any way, just look at her run! I kept the card clean and simple with a sprinkling of enamel dots to mimic drops of hot fudge flying off that sundae. I gotta say that this little gal totally makes me smile. :)

Laters!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Bowl Of...)
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (sentiments)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y11, Y21, YR02, E97
eyes- G12, YG45
clothes- RV42, R32, R14, R08, E71, E74, E77, E79, T1
ice cream sundae- G20, G40, G12, E79, YR30, E81, E35, E59, R14, R59, C2
bowl- Y11, Y17, R14, R37, R39, BG45, BG49

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The seeds that you plant...

Hello, hello!

I have some exciting news to share today... I've been invited to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps the next two months! They have many, many cute character stamps that I have so much coloring and creating with and I am thrilled to join the fun. I'm kicking things off a bit early with this adorable little country girl stamp called Farmer's Market. Seeing those apples in her basket I knew that I wanted to give her an orchard to live in so I grabbed this Rolling Hills background and drew in the trees up at the top of the hill. I can't even tell you how much this card feels like home to me. Even though our apple orchards may be outnumbered by vineyards these days I still feel like I live in the heart of apple country. This little Farmer could be strolling right down the road from me. LOL

And I know it's short notice but if you haven't seen that Whimsy is currently having a Design Team call there is still one more day to get your application in. I can tell you just from a guest perspective that they are wonderful to work with and super generous. So if you've been on the fence at all, don't be! :)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my joy today!       
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
paper- October Afternoon (Farm Girl)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Farmer's Market), Stampendous (Rolling Hills background), Papertrey Ink (Garden Variety set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle
stitched scallop border die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, E13
lips- R22
eyes- E84, E87, E89, BG000
hair- E34, E35, E59
clothes- B91, B93, B95, B99, YR21, YR23, YR24, E35, R05, R08, R59, E07, E08, E47, E49, B02, B04, B18, B39, E40, E81, E84, 0
hen- E50, E23, E25, YR23
flowers- YG97, YG17, Y04, Y17, E07, E59
grass background- YG03, YG25, YG17, Y02
dirt road- E30, E31, E34, E42, E43
orchard- YG01, YG67, G99, E44, YG00, R22, R14, R29
sky- BG0000, BG000


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Great purpose in your heart...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. I've inked up a new-to-me stamp company called Dreamerland Crafts today and I mean come on... how cute is this guy?! The set is called So Much to be Joyful About and it comes with a handful of different images that can be masked into that box he is carrying. I couldn't resist giving him a box full of puppies and as I was coloring them up I could imagine this sweet boy taking the pups to meet their new fur-ever families. Thus the farm house scene in the distance just kinda sprang from that. So yea, I got a little carried away with the coloring because by the time I was done all I needed to do was add a sentiment and glue it to a card base.  :)

Alrighty, there is still a little over a week to play along in the August 'anything goes' challenge so head on over to the 7 Kids blog and play along! Also Kelly is running a special sale now through September 4th. Use the code Texas to get 15% off your entire order and 30% of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross in aid of the Hurricane Harvey victims.  
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (So Much to be Joyful About set), Papertrey Ink (Choose Joy set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E25, E29, E49
clothes- YG01, YG91, YG95, YG99, W00,W0, W1, W2, W5, W7, W9, B91, B93, B97, B99
box- E42, E43, E44, C0, C2, C4
puppies- N0, N2, N5, N9
dirt road- E30, E31, E34, E43
grass and field- YG61, YG63, YG67
trees- YG63, YG99, G46
hillside- BG90, BG93
sky- BG70, BG72
farm- E40, E42, W3, W6, B32, B34, E08

Monday, August 28, 2017

Superhero in disguise...

Good morning! 

I have been on the run all weekend and I can't wait for my day off tomorrow. I had plans to color a much more involved image for today's card but just didn't have the time to tackle it. So instead I grabbed this tiny cutie from the Little Heroes set from TGF that I had previously stamped up. I love the little masks that are included in the set because with a little stamp masking I could easily give this super girl open eyes just by adding that mask. I paired her up with this cool Time Warp stamp from Neat and Tangled which really pulls focus right to her in a very cool way. So there you have it, another simple and quick card done on the fly... hope you like it!

Later gators! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Doodlebug (Birthday Girl)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Little Heroes set), Neat and Tangled (Time Warp), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark clear
Zing white embossing powder
Doodlebug enamel stars
speech bubble die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13
hair- Y13, YR04, YR07, R08, R89
clothes- Y04, Y15, Y17, BV02, Y38, R05, R46, E18, Y35, YR07

Friday, August 25, 2017

One of the sweetest people around...

TGIF!

I'm ending the week with a card that I've made for today's Bellarific Challenge which is a photo/color inspiration. The photo showed a rainbow of bright, happy colors so I grabbed Tiny Townie Sammy is Sweet to make a colorful birthday card. Once she was colored up I masked her off and stamped the streamers behind her. I don't know why the red ones are reading as more of a pink in this photo but in real life they are a better match to her dress. Alrighty friends, I've got to run... got a busy weekend ahead of me. 

Thanks for stopping by and have fun!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Sammy is Sweet), Papertrey Ink (streamers and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts ombre
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E33
clothes- R21, R22, R14, R29, C1, C2, C4, C10
lollipop- YR21, YR04, YR24, C2, BG10, BG32
cupcake- E51, E31, E33, E40, E41, E42, BG32, G16, BG49, R14, R29
gift- Y11, Y21, Y19, Y35, BG32, G16, BG49
ground- W0, W2, W4, W6

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Welcome little one...

Olo!

My cousin is expecting her first child in a couple months and I wanted to make a special card to go with her baby shower gift. Because they are already calling the new little guy their bear, I grabbed the Birthday Bears set and hopped on over to the MFT challenge blog to see what the new sketch was. It was definitely something I could work with, I just had to scoot the domed image piece to the left so that mama bear wasn't staring off the side of the card. I stamped mama and cub in desert sand ink so I could practice doing animal stamps in no-line and I fell like I've still got a lot of practice ahead of me to really nail the look but they will do. Next I decided to color in a mountainside of fall trees behind them since her baby is due in October. I'm pretty happy with it and I think it will put a smile on my cousin's face, which is all that really matters. :)

Later gators! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Echo Park 
stamps- My Favorite Things (Birthday Bears set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and espresso truffle
My Favorite Things stitched dome die
Memory Box stitched scallop border die
Studio Calico wood grain sequins
Copic markers:
bears- E42, E23, E25, E30, E31
grass- YG01, G43, G94
trees- Y17, YR16, R14, R39, E79
sky- B000