Monday, August 31, 2015

Like a rainbow...

Hello, hello! 

Well I gotta say that this weekend turned out to be quite lovely. We got a bit of rain early Saturday morning which helped to clear up the oppressive smoke. So I was able to go outside and finally enjoy some beautiful blue skies once again. Plus it has continued to get cooler here, especially overnight which is helping with the fire situation all around. I can't tell you how much I needed to see that sunshine.  :)

And you know what you get when you mix sunshine and rain don'tcha? That's right... rainbows! Not that I saw a real rainbow this weekend but I was inspired to create my own on a card. This adorable little girlie is called Thank You and she is a digital stamp from Saturated Canary. With all those layers to her skirt I thought it would be fun to make her bright and colorful while keeping the rest of the card monochromatic white. She certainly pops off that background in a big way but I couldn't resist adding a bit of color to the sentiment as well. Rather than it taking anything away from Thank You I think it just helps reinforce the message of the card.

Ok time for me to mosey. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Glitz
digital stamp- Saturated Canary (Thank You)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Memory Box word bubble die
Prima flowers
iCandy dots
Kaiser Craft gems
American Crafts ribbon
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
eyes- B04, B14, BV29
lips- R22, R43
hair- C6, C8, C10, 100
clothes- R24, R46, R59, Y38, YR04, YR18, Y11, Y13, Y17, YG00, YG03, YG95, B04, B06, B18, V01, V05, V09, C0, C1, C2, N5, N7, N9, 100

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hi there...

TGIF everybody! 

I'm off for a day of coloring with my friends so I gotta keep this post short and sweet. I didn't have a lot of time in the crafty room yesterday so this little Spring Pup digi from Some Odd Girl was the perfect image for a quickie card. I colored him up to look like a bit like a Springer Spaniel with all those great spots... but yeah, I kinda got carried away with the spots, LOL! Oh well, who doesn't love a cute mutt?  ;)

Alrighty then, have a fabulous weekend my friends and I shall see you all again on Monday!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Sarsaparilla), My Mind's Eye (Magnolia)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Spring Pup)
stamp- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Prima knotted wood and Colorbox creamy brown
Prima flowers 
Kaiser Craft pearls
Paper Smooches wavy stitched border die
Copic markers:
puppy- E50, E40, E41, 0, V22, E08, E97, E37
collar- Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28, YG01, YG25, YG95
butterfly- W7, 100, Y02, Y19, Y17

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Hello, hello! 

The card I have to share with you today is one that I've been wanting to do for quite some time. This Lovin' Feline kitty by Art Impressions has got such a great attitude, he totally looks like he thinks that he is absolutely fabulous. So I figured he needed a sentiment that was just as amazing as he is. I gotta say that I was both surprised and a bit disappointed that none of the animal stamp sets in my stash included a "me-wow" pun. But I wasn't going to let that stop me, instead I grabbed these foam Thickers and made my own sentiment. I did a bit of altering to the cat too, originally he has some hearts on his backside that I just wiped away before stamping. And I also cut a sliver of the silver glitter cardstock so that he could have a blinged out collar as well. 

Well, that's all I've got... thanks for stopping by!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Bella Blvd (Rover)
American Crafts POW silver glitter cardstock
stamp- Art Impressions (Lovin' Feline)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug silver glitter Sprinkles
American Crafts thickers
Copic markers:
fur- E40, E41, E50, V22, BV23, 0
ears/nose- R11, R02, R12

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

So thoughtful...

Hey there!

It's been a good long while since I've colored up a sepia toned image and last week I got together with a couple of friends to do just that. I've used the digital stamp Nevaeh from Saturated Canary because with that gorgeous hair and lovely dress she seemed perfect for this monochromatic treatment. It was so freeing and so much fun to work with a limited number of markers, it really makes you think about light and dark and using that contrast to add interest to the image. Nevaeh ended up with such a vintage charm about her that I wanted to continue that look with the rest of the card. Leave it to October Afternoon to provide a beautiful floral print that has that same feel of a bygone era. I went a little crazy inking up the edges with a sepia toned ink but I think it works.  ;)

Ok, thanks for dropping by my friends! See you manana!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon
digital stamp- Saturated Canary (Nevaeh)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Ancient Page
My Favorite Things rounded rectangle stitched die
Studio Calico wood veneer bird
Hazel and Ruby gold sequins
Crinkled ribbon
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, E33
eyes- YR23, E37
hair- E51, E33, E35, YR23, YR24
dress/tights/shoes- YR24, E35, E37, E39, E29, E50, E51
ground/background- E30, E31, E50, E51, 0

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hello friend...


I've got another card to suit my colder weather frame of mind. This time I made an indoor scene using the Tip Me Tuesday Anya and Sitting Cute couch from The Greeting Farm. I absolutely love this Anya's mini size, a couple months ago I made a card with her on a park bench but today she is resting comfortably on a nice, soft sofa. I chose this scrap of old October Afternoon paper for the background because it totally looks like fancy wallpaper. Once I had that it wasn't a big leap to needing some artwork on that wall. So I grabbed these frames from the now retired CC Designs Take a Seat set and colored in my own nature scenes into each one. Sure, the card could have been finished right there but Anya seemed a bit lonely... what to do, what to do? Aha! The HallowBean digi has a super cute kitty with her so I just printed him out and added this furry friend for the perfect finishing touch.  :)

Have a good one everybody, I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (HallowBean)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Tip Me Tuesday mini Anya and Sitting Cute set), CC Designs (frames), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Colorbox dark brown
Making Memories decorative brad
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR31, YR21, YR27, E99
clothes- R35, R59, R89, E81, 0, E41, E42, E43
couch- E50, E51, E53, E81, 0, E44, E47, E49, BG10, BG11, BG57, YG21, YG63, YG67
floor- E40, E41, E42, E43, E31
kitty- YR30, YR21, W1, W3, W4, E50, R01

Monday, August 24, 2015

Apple of my eye...

Mornin' friends! 

Temps are cooling down a bit here, especially overnight. Which is helping with the fire situation though you can still see it burning when you look down lake. The smoke and ash isn't great but there just isn't a thing that anyone can do about that considering how many fires are burning in our state right now. It definitely feels like the end of summer has already hit us.

I guess that is why I'm already making the shift to more fall themed cards like this one featuring adorable little Chloe from Whimsy Stamps. There are some apple orchards already starting their harvest around here and since Chloe is going barefoot I figure she must be picking her bushel of delicious fruit in the late summer too. I paired her up with a mix of prints from my scrap bags, sticking to a red and green color palette to compliment the apples in Chloe's basket.

Ok, I gotta get a move on. Talk at'cha later!  :)      
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Crate (red plaid), October Afternoon (polka dot)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Chloe), Imaginisce (apple barrel), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Colorbox creamy brown
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
My Favorite Things doily die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R21
hair- E53, E35, E57
eyes- B02, B39
clothes- B95, B97, B99, 0, E81, W0, R05, R08, E09, YG01, YG25, YG17
basket- YR31, YR23, E33
apples- R14, R17, Y02, YG00, G20, YG67
barrel- E42, E43, E34
grass/sky- YG03, YG63, YG67, YG25, B0000

Friday, August 21, 2015

Enjoy your special day...

TGIF everybody! 

Today I've got another birthday card for another challenge. This time I'm playing along in the ADFD challenge to 'add sequins'. I grabbed this sweet digi stamp called Little Striped Dress because I thought she would make for a cute birthday card. I also had this piece of striped paper waiting on my desk because I came across it last week while I was straightening up and it looked super summery to me so I had to pair it up with this little girl. I think they look quite nice together.  :)

Alrighty, lets hope that this weekend goes a lot better than the last one did. Fingers crossed for no new fire drama and I shall see ya all on Monday.  
Later gators! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- DCWV
digital stamp- A Day for Daisies (Little Striped Dress)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
Lawn Fawn washi tape
Studio Calico and Doodlebug sequins
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11
hair- E33, E99, E59
clothes- YG21, G43, B00, BG53, Y11, Y21, RV13, RV14, C0, E40, 0, YR21, YR12
balloons- YR00, YR21, YR12, B000, B00, BG53, RV21, RV13, RV14
ground- E30, E31, E43, YG25, YG17