Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Big Birthday Wishes...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. To be honest, I came into this week not having a solid plan for today's card which is unusual for me. Normally, I've gotten a new stamp or have a technique I want to play with so I know generally what I'm going to do well in advance. This time though, Monday hit and I still had no idea. So I sat down and started flipping through my stamps until this fun Candle Blowing birthday girl from CC Designs caught my eye. I always love the challenge of coloring candle glow and I decided to make it really dramatic by coloring the background dark grey... like all of the lights have been turned off for the song and celebration. So I did that and was happy with how it turned out but she was looking rather lonely all by herself in that dark room so I grabbed the older Surprise! set and stamped in a couple of fellow party goers. By keeping them in grey tones with only touches of candle glow the birthday girl remains the star of the show. Then I found the perfect sentiment in Jessie's new Happy Birthday to You set from Whimsy to pull it all together. I guess the lesson to take away is that sometimes 'winging it' can lead to fun ideas and results!

There is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner so get to creating and join the fun!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Candle Blowing and Surprise! set), Whimsy Stamps (Happy Birthday to You set), My Favorite Things (mirror image stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark clear
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
Doodlebug Sprinkles
My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R20
hair- YR23, E09, E18, E59
clothes- RV21, RV14, RV29, V05, V06, RV69, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y28, C00, C1, C2, C5, C7, C10, B01, B04, B39, YG00, YG21, YG25
cake- E34, E35, E37, RV29
frosting/candle- RV10, RV52, V05, Y15, Y17, YG21, YG17
table- E43, E44, E47
glow- Y00, Y02, Y04, Y11
background- W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W8, W9

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gettin' stuff done...

Good morning!

OK, so I was already a fan of this spunky little Wild Sprout digi called Halle but when I got this new Domestic Bliss paper pack and found that piece with the sentiment on it I just HAD to use the two together. With her fun top knot and sassy attitude Halle certainly looks like a girl who is getting stuff done on her own terms and I love that. The pretty floral paper is from the same paper collection and of course I pulled all the colors for her ensemble to match. A couple of flowers to embellish and this card was complete! :)

Later gators!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories (Domestic Bliss)
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (WS Halle)
Prima flowers
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- BG53
eyeshadow- YG91
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- YG01, YG03, YG93, YG95, BG11, BG34, BG49, BG07, B39, BV29, YR30, YR31, Y26, 0

Friday, May 19, 2017


TGIF my friends!

I kinda fell in love with the Tweetie Pies stamp set when it was released a month or two ago over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and it immediately went on my wish list. So when 7 Kids recently added it to the store I had to snatch it right up! I just adore this little Earth goddess looking beauty with her birdie buddy and had to get her on a card first. I paired her up with this pretty sentiment and some great floral papers from my stash to create a peaceful scene for these two to live in. And I'm entering this card into the "anything goes" Saturday challenge over on the KK blog so wish me luck! :)

I hope your weekend is wonderfully creative! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Kioshi)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Tweetie Pies set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Studio Calico buttercup
Memory Box cloud dies
My Favorite Things radiant rays stencil
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
eyes- E84, E89, BG000
eyeshadow/lips- G000, R43
dress- BV00, V12, V15, YG00, YG03, YG67
flowers- R43, R35, Y15, Y38, Y11, Y21, G000, BG34, E89
bird- Y11, Y21, Y38, W3, W4
shadow- G40, G43

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Hey there! 

So last May I blew up Forget Me Not Wryn to 'big head' size and had so much fun coloring her that I vowed to do the same with her two other floral sisters. Now here we are a year later and I am finally making that happen. This time I super sized Lilly Wryn and went super bright and colorful with her flowers. And I didn't limit the coloring to her, I've had this cool coloring washi tape just waiting for the perfect card and this one was it. I wanted the tape to look more watercolor-ish so I used my colorless blender to pick up the colors and it really did the trick. Because I have all this flower goodness going on I'm going to enter this card into the current "blooming beautiful" challenge.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Tiddly Inks (Lilly Wryn)
American Crafts coloring washi tape
Lawn Fawn hello die
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E31, E33, E35, E47
flowers/dress- Y11, Y04, Y21, RV21, RV14, RV29, V04, V06, RV69, YG21, YG25, YG67, Y38

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hope it was great...

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have a special post today! 

My fellow 7 Kids teamie Jessie just released her very first sentiment set through Whimsy Stamps called Happy Birthday To You!! We are so happy and excited for her!!

To celebrate we are having a 25% off SALE on Whimsy Stamps (May 17th-18th), games on our 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook Page (starting at 5pm EST), along with a small Blog Hop (starting now) for a chance at winning FREE Stamps!!

For a chance at winning the Happy Birthday To You Sentiment Set, hop along with our DT below and leave a comment on each blog. Head over to Jessie's Blog and leave her a Congratulatory Message on her last blog post!! Then stop back by the 7 Kids Blog and let us know you completed the hop! That's it....easy peasy! You have until Saturday, May 20th 12pm EST to leave your comments. 

7 Kids Challenge Blog 

For my card I paired this fun belated birthday sentiment from Jessie's set with this sweet Whimsy stamp called From Me To You. It looks like she even has a birthday card ready to mail to a special friend, sealed with love and everything. Alrighty then, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye (Magnolia)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (From Me To You and Happy Birthday To You)
ink- Memento desert sand and espresso truffle
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
eyes- G43, G46, G99, 100, BG000
eyeshadow/lashes- W0, W2, E47
lips- R21, R22
hair- YR31, YR82, YR21, YR65, E33
dress- B00, BG45, BG07, E50, E81, 0
letter- C0, C1, C3, 0, YR07, YR09, YR18

Happy Birthday...

Hello, hello!

It's Tuesday and once again it is my turn to post over on the 7 Kids blog. I've made a birthday card today and it features the mini Ian from The Greeting Farm's Mega Mini Lift Off set. These mini stamps are so perfect for scene building that I just had to give this birthday boy a whole bunch of star shaped balloons. I didn't bother masking the balloons before stamping because I wanted the lines to show, which helps give the appearance of them being see-through. Then I just colored them in and didn't worry about taking each consecutive color right over top the last. Once Ian and his bouquet of balloons were all colored up I did mask them off so that I could quickly stencil in the sunny background behind him. What a happy day this looks to be! :)
Alrighty, there is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner so get to creating and join the fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mega Mini Lift Off set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico sunny day, lemon zest, buttercup, creme brulee, doc brown, clear blue and lime light
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E27, E49
clothes- B93, B97, B99, C00, C1, C3, C5, C6, C9, 100
balloons- R22, R05, R08, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR07, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG01, YG03, YG17, B02, B04, B06
ground- E30, E43, E44, YG17, YG67

Monday, May 15, 2017

You wow my heart...

Good morning!

During a recent sale at Some Odd Girl I picked up this lovely lady called Unicorn Mae. I've always thought she was really pretty but I just couldn't see myself using her as-is with her horn and other equine features. But I figured by blowing her up to "big head" size and masking off her horn and ear I could easily turn her into a more generic and easy to use image. Once that was done I had so much fun coloring her up and making this CAS card for her to live on. And I figure I might as well throw this into the ring over at the SOG 'anything goes' challenge for good measure. :)

Have a great day everybody!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- KI Memories
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Unicorn Mae)
stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Studio Calico doc brown
Doodlebug heart Sprinkle
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, YR24, YR27, E99, E39
eyes- B21, B34, BV29, BG000
eye shadow- YG00, YG21, YG93
lips- R56
clothes- RV02, RV11, RV34, R56, C4, N8