Friday, November 27, 2015

Merry and bright...

TGI-Black Friday!

I will be heading out soon to try and get some shopping deals today but I wanted to share this card that I made for Bellariffic Friday before I go. The theme for this week's challenge is 'Holiday Wishes' and I inked up Valerie with Pup because these two totally crack me up. I can actually relate to this scene of bundling up to take my own pup on his daily walks... even when the temps stay below freezing all day. I paired Valerie up with this fabulous Christmas lights paper from Simple Stories and it is just the perfect background. I know that it is another rather CAS design but I figure why fight it when the results make me this happy?  ;)

Ok, well have fun this weekend and be safe if you are braving the crowds!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Claus & Co)
stamp- Stamping Bella (Valerie with Pup)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simple Stories Claus & Co die cut stars
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20
clothes- E40, E81, 0, R14, R35, R29, YG03, YG95, YG67, C3, C7
dog- E55, E57, E40, R01
snow- B0000, G000, 0

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi there!

I'm just popping in real quick to enter my card featuring the fun Harvest Mouse set into the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things. And I would like to wish everyone celebrating today a very Happy Thanksgiving!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- My Favorite Things (Harvest Mouse), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
mouse 1- E50, E40, 0, R01, E51, E53, E55, Y11, YR31, Y35, E44, E47, E49
mouse 2- E50, E40, 0, R01, YG01, YG91, YG93, YG95, E44, E47, E49
mouse 3- E50, E40, 0, R01, R17, R37, R29, E44, E47, E49
baskets- E41, E42, E43, E44, C4
cranberries- R35, R59
pumpkins- YR21, YR15, YR18
golden apples- YG0000, FY1, Y21, R20
leaves- FY1, YG01, YR14
ground/grass/sky- E30, E41, E42, E43, G43, G24, B0000, B000, 0

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Merry Christmas...

Good morning!

Things are pretty busy around here as we prepare for the big holiday tomorrow. I cleaned the kitchen yesterday setting the stage for the delicious show to begin. Pies are on today's agenda and I am in charge of the pecan since they are my favorite. Then there is the Chex mix and all the other little snacks for people to nosh on while the bird cooks. This hasn't left a lot of time for card making but I was smart and planned ahead making a few extra cards last week. This is one of them and it features the sweet Holy Light stamp from Lili of the Valley as well as more of that great Tidings paper. I knew that I was going to have a lot of gold accents on the card so I tried my hand at giving this little angel a gold robe to wear. I gotta say that I'm pretty darn happy with the results.  :)

Ok then, time for me to get baking.
Later gators!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique (Tidings), Papertrey Ink gold
stamp- Lili of the Valley (Holy Light)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things stitched rounded rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas dies
Twine and Ink puffy gold heart sticker
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR30, E50, E51, E53, E55
gown- Y11, Y15, YR23, Y28
wings- E40, E81, 0
wreath crown- YG03, YG63, YG67, G29, R29
candle- G20, B00, C3, Y0000, Y00, Y02, 0
snow/sky- B0000, B00, BV0000, B60

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Let it snow...


It doesn't happen often that I make up multiple cards using the same stamp right in a row but last week I posted a blue version of this Gorjuss Girl called Toadstools and today I have a pink version to share. I couldn't resist playing with another beautiful winter paper from my local Hobby Lobby store taking this into a much brighter color palette than the first card. It's kinda funny how the same stamp can take on a whole different personality just by changing up the color choices. This one definitely looks less 'Silent Night' and more 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree'... LOL! ;)

Ok, time to get going. It's a busy week what with the holiday coming up in a couple days.
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Paper Source
stamps- Santoro (Toadstools Gorjuss Girl)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Tim Holtz pine tree die
Papertrey Ink sentiment die
Lawn Fawn stitched snowdrift dies
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella silver glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair-  YR24, YR15, Y21
clothes- V05, RV17, RV66, BG49, BG53, B00, W0, W1, V09, C9, C7, C5, V01, V12

Monday, November 23, 2015

Under the mistletoe...

Hello, hello!

I've got a fun card to share today featuring a few stamps from The Greeting Farm. The bundled up beauty is Krystal whom I believe was the Super Secret Stamp Club stamp for October. Her companion is a mix of Creeper Dante's body and Marko's head from the Twisted set. At first I was just going to borrow Marko's hat but when I saw that his eyes would be looking right at Krystal the whole concept for the card came together and I had to go for it. I think these two make for a cute pair of winter love birds so of course there had to be mistletoe too. Luckily I had the perfect set of sentiments to make it happen along with the mistletoe die from CC Designs that I cut down and layered to be a bit smaller. And I even added a sentiment to the inside of the card that says, "Merry Kiss-mas"... awwww.  ;)

Alrighty folks, I've got to scoot my boot. Talk at'cha later!  :)    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Cozy Christmas)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (SSC Krystal, CC Dante and CC Marko from the Twisted set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Colorbox dark brown
CC Designs mistletoe die
Lawn Fawn puffy clouds border die
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Marko hair- Y21, E33, E35, E39
Marko eyes- E57, BG000, 0
Krystal hair- E41, E42, E43
Krystal eyes- YG93, YG95, BG000, 0
eyeshadow- BG70, BG72
clothes-  YG45, YG67, G29, YG21, YG93, YG95, W0, W3, W5, W7, W9, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, R14, E07, E09, E50, E81, 0

Friday, November 20, 2015

All the joy...


I gotta say, I'm kinda excited... tomorrow is my birthday but today is the day that I will be celebrating with friends. We've got a whole day planned and I know that we are going to have a blast. And luckily for me the snow is holding off so I shouldn't have any problems getting to town and then back home, just have to watch out for deer.
As for my card today, I've inked up this adorable scene called Nativity Angels from Lili of the Valley. They have so many cute stamps but their collection of little nativity pageant kids are my absolute favorites. I paired up this trio of heavenly kiddos with some new Christmas papers from Authentique called Tidings. I just  love, love, love the print on kraft look.  :)

Ok friends, thanks for stopping by! 
Catch ya on Monday!   :)    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique (Tidings)
stamps- Lili of the Valley (Nativity Angels), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Colorbox creamy brown
Spellbinders holly leaves die
Doodlebug sequins
My Favorite Things stitched circle die 
Marvy scalloped circle punch
Wink of Stella gold glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
wings- E40, E81, 0
angel 1
hair- YR30, YR31, E13
gown- G20, G40, YG63
angel 2
hair- YR21, YR14, E99
gown- E50, E41, V20, 0
angel 3
hair- E23, E27, E29
gown- R32, R14, R24
manger- B000, B21, B34, E53, E34, E35, Y11, YR23, Y26
star garland- Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28
floor/wall- E30, E31, E34, W0, W1

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Joy, joy, joy...

Hey there! 

Today I have a sweet, simple Christmas card featuring Angel Twila from CC Designs. The expression on her face is so joyful that it inspired the entire direction for the design of the card. I could just picture this rambunctious runaway angel dashing across the stage during the annual Christmas pageant causing all sorts of commotion. I wanted some festive bunting hanging behind Twila so I grabbed the smallest scalloped rectangle die from the Lawn Fawn set and the second smallest stitched banner from the MFT set to cut the banners out of this lovely Penny Black paper. Then I die cut some small letters in white to repeat 'joy' on each of the pennants. All of the gold lines were done by hand with a pen proving that even with all the fancy tools and crafty goodies that I accumulate sometimes all you need is a pen and a ruler, LOL! 

Alrighty, I'm outta here.
Later gators!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Penny Black (Holiday Trimmings)
stamp- Roberto's Rascals (Angel Twila)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Lawn Fawn scallop rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
Quickutz Blossom alpha dies
Doodlebug sequins
Studio Calico sequins
EK Success gold pen
Wink of Stella gold glitter pen
Martha Stewart ultra fine glitter
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- Y11, Y32, YR24, E35
eyes- B21, B24, B28
clothes- E40, E81, 0
wings- G0000, G000, 0
wand/halo- C2