Thursday, May 28, 2015

Uber cool...

Good morning!

Today I am off to Cle Elum to help my sister transport some of the foster dogs that she watches. It's nice to spend time with her just hanging out and chatting but I've also got an ulterior motive to do a bit of shopping on the way there before we pick up the pups. I've got a couple things I want to look for at Target and since the closest one to me is an hour away this is the perfect opportunity.  ;)

So I couldn't resist making another Sister Stamps sno-cone cuties card today, this time featuring Ekahi. Originally he was sucking his ice through a straw but since I have never had a sno-cone with a straw I decided to do a bit of altering and wipe it away before stamping, then I just drew in a smile on his face with a black mulitliner pen. To keep things cohesive I even used papers from the same collection as yesterday, those bright colors totally say 'summer' to me. :)

Ok, time to get ready for the big road trip.
Later gators!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (I Heart Summer)
stamps- Sister Stamps (Ekahi), Paper Smooches (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown, Studio Calico deja blue
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Studio Calico enamel dots
Simple Stories I Heart Summer stickers
Ranger glossy accents
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E53, E34, E35
clothes- B37, B39, B99, Y35, Y38, YR04, R24, R27, R29
sno cone- Y07, Y08, YG01, YG25, BG34, BG18, G20

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Mornin' folks!

The temps are supposed to start creepin' up to the mid nineties by the weekend and that has got me in a summertime frame of mind. So of course my cards are bound to reflect my longing for warmer weather.

I thought that little Leilani here from Sister Stamps would be a funny way to get the party started. Poor girlie has gone and dropped her sno-cone... awww. When I found this sheet of paper in the I Heart Summer collection I thought it was a message that Leilani needed to hear. Unless it was that warm sunshine melting her ice... guess I didn't think that all the way through. LOL! Oh well, silver lining is that with a spilled sno-cone you get to pick all new flavors when you go and get a new one. ;)

Ok, time for me to mosey. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (I Heart Summer)
stamp- Sister Stamps (Leilani)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Kaiser Craft gems
Simple Stories sticker
Ranger Glossy Accents
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E53, E33
clothes- BG10, BG34, BG15, BG49, R05, R08, E09, Y11, Y21, Y35
icee- Y38, YR04, Y13, Y18, R14, R27, G20, E34

Tuesday, May 26, 2015



Today I am playing along in the Farm Fresh challenge to "put a bow on it". I decided to go fun and flirty with my card so Creepin Crew Desiree from the Twisted set was the gal for the job. Since summer is right around the corner I paired her up with one of my favorite papers from the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection. The bright colors against that dark wood grain just make me happy and from the look of things they make Desiree pretty happy too. :)

I guess that's it. Sorry to post and run but I've got a lot to do today... busy, busy, busy!
Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Good Day Sunshine)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Twisted Creepin Crew set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown
Mama Elephant smile die
American Crafts jute twine
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R00, R20, BG90, BG93
hair- E39, E29, E79, E49
eyes- E84, E87, BG000, 0
clothes- BG57, BG09, BG18, R11, RV42, R32, Y23, Y21, Y26, Y13, R24, R27, R29, E09, YG13, YG25

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sending you sunshine...

Hello, hello!

It's been a breezy but beautiful Memorial Day weekend here but it's not a long one for me. I'm back to work today but that's alright because it should be a pretty darn good day. 
My card today is for this week's sketch challenge over on the MFT challenge blog. I used the Sunflower Sweetheart set to create most of the components that follow the sketch design. I've actually had these stamps for about a year now and I can't believe it took me this long to ink them up... talk about fun to color. :)

Ok, I guess I should get moving. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- American Crafts (Dear Lizzy Neapolitan), October Afternoon (Weather Vane), Provo Craft (grass)
stamps- My Favorite Things (Sunflower Sweetheart)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Colorbox creamy brown
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, E11, E23, R00, R20
hair- E84, E47, E59
clothes- YG11, YG03, YG25, E81, 0, Y06, Y15, Y17, E30, E35
flowers- Y21, YG95, YG97, YG99, YG01, Y32, YR21, Y17, Y38, E84, E87, E89
cart- E42, E43, E55, C0, C2, C5, C7, R05, E07
robin- R08, E07, E41, E31, E57, E47, Y17

Friday, May 22, 2015

Night sky in my hand...


I went in a different direction with my card today... there are no pattern papers, no embellishments anywhere in sight. Instead I started with this kinda scenic outdoor stamp from Lili of the Valley called 'Midsummer's Night' and just expanded on it to create the entire card design. First I added a few extra stars to the sky and then I started coloring that sky before doing anything else. I don't have an airbrush system so instead I grabbed a variety of markers and started with the lightest at ground level and worked my way darker as I went up the page. Once I had a pretty good blend between colors I then grabbed a bit of terry cloth and my bottle of colorless blender to add a bit of soft, diffused texture which helped to hide any areas that were not blended quite as well. Once the background was dry I had an idea that I wanted to try so i grabbed a q-tip and saturated it with colorless blender dropping the solution onto each of the large stars which gave them that glowing halo effect. I have to admit that all this playing around with the blender solution had me feeling pretty darn creative. ;)

Ok friends, be safe this long holiday weekend and have fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Lili of the Valley (Midsummer's Night), Mama Elephant (Shooting Star set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Wink of Stella clear and white glitter pens
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E21, E23, R00, R20, BV20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- BV08, BV25, BV29, 100, B21, B34, B37
mushrooms/grass- G0000, G20, G40, YG41, FYG1, E81, E84, 0, BG78, G29
sky- Y00, G000, B21, B95, B97, BV29

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ruff day...

Good morning! 

I've got a new-to-me stamp company that I'm using for the first time today with this sweet Lil' Jaxon pup from Whipper Snapper Designs. I stumbled across a card on Pinterest that featured Jaxon and I couldn't resist tracking him down and adding a handful of their adorable animal stamps to my collection. When it came time to color him up I decided to add a few extra spots so that I could turn Jaxon into a Dalmatian puppy... what a cutie! He does have a bit of a concerned look about him though so that is why I used the 'ruff day' sentiment, it just seemed to fit. I didn't need much else to finish off my card, that fun collar print paper from Bo Bunny and a small epoxy heart sticker pulled it all together. ;)

Alrighty then, thanks for stopping by today and I'll see ya tomorrow!  :)    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Bo Bunny (Happy Tails)
stamps- Whipper Snapper Designs (Lil' Jaxon), My Favorite Things (Tail Wag set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Prima old road
Sticko epoxy heart sticker
Copic markers:
Jaxon- N0, N5, N7, N9, 100, R05, R08, E09, Y21, Y26, Y28
bowl/bone- Y13, Y35, Y38, C0, C2

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Make a wish...

Hey there!

I recently took advantage of a sale over at Tiddly Inks and got my hands on this fabulous Willow Fairy stamp and a couple of her friends. She arrived in my mailbox this past weekend and I just had to get her on a card right away. So I inked Willow up and decided to check out the current Tiddly Inks challenge before getting started on my card. The theme is 'May Flowers' which is nice and broad so of course I'm going to play along. I know that the print on the paper I pulled is technically dandelions but hey, one person's weed is another person's flower... LOL! Seriously, my backyard is full of the little yellow blossoms no matter what I do so I'm counting it as a May flower. ;)

Alrighty, time for me to mosey. I've got one day off and hopefully enough hours to get everything I need to get done, done. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Jillibean Soup (Cold Avocado Soup)
stamps- Tiddly Inks (Willow Greeting Fairy), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things scallop border die
Papertrey Ink word bubble die
American Crafts tulle 
The Twinery twine
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E34, E35, E99
clothes/wings- Y0000, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y35, B45, B39, B99, B00, BG53, BG57, BG000