Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas...


I've got another quick card to share today before I dash off to work. This quirky little elf from Mo's Digital Pencil is part of a duo called North Pole Employees. Something about this guy just brings a smile to my face so he had to get on a card this year. I paired him up with some older Christmas papers by My Mind's Eye that I love because they mix pretty aquas and pinks into the traditional red and green color combo. So while I kept his outfit very traditional I colored the ornaments in all those pretty 'bonus' colors. Then to really make them stand out I sparkled them up with some Wink of Stella and added Glossy Accents on top of that. The end result is so cool looking in person, I wish the photo captured it. 

Anywho... have a great weekend, time to get those final Christmas gifts and bake those cookies! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- My Mind's Eye (Be Merry)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (North Pole Employees)
stamp- unknown sentiment
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched circle stax
My Favorite Things circle stax
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E25, E27, E29
clothes- E40, E41, E42, 0, R27, R59, E18, YG93, YG97, G99, YG91, G40, G43
ornaments- G00, BG32, BG07, B06, RV11, RV34, R85, R56, R000, RV10, RV11, R43, C2
shadow- W1, W3, W5

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Enjoy the magic of the season...


I've been wanting to play around with a good ol' Anya head swap so I grabbed So Hip and gave her a fancy winter get-up from the Secret Santa kit from The Greeting Farm for my card today. Now she looks ready to hit those city sidewalks and enjoy the festive light displays in her stylish ensemble. The paper is from another older Simple Stories paper pad and I really like how it kinda looks like the abstract sparkle of lights in the background. :)

Well that's all I got before heading off to work... talk at'cha tomorrow!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (DIY Christmas)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Secret Santa kit and So Hip Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simple Stories DIY Christmas stickers
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E15, E99, E59
clothes- E50, E81, E84, 0, C0, C2, C5, R14, R46, R89, YG25, YG95, YG99, N3, N6, N9

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The joy of family...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for the December '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?

I'm a huge fan of the Little Bits collection that Stamping Bella introduced this past fall and each new release seems to top the last. I have so much fun mixing and matching all of the different accessory stamps to create personalized and unique scenes on my cards. For my card today I mixed stamps from four different sets; Santa Kids and Pets, Santa's Snacks, Santa's Mantle and the Fireplace Backdrop. I wanted it to look like this little tyke has snuck out of his bed to eat some of the cookies left for Santa on Christmas Eve. The sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set and I like how it kinda sums up everything in the scene, from the family in the photos, his pup friend and the wonder of a visit from Santa. ♥
Alrighty, I hope to see all of my crafty friends join the fun with me this month over at 7 Kids!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Little Bits Santa Kids and Pets set, Santa's Snacks set, Santa's Mantle set and Fireplace Backdrop), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E35, E37
clothes- R17, R29, E18, C0, C2
pug- E40, E41, E42, W3, W5, W7
picture frames- Y21, Y26, Y28, C0, C1, C3, C6, 100
wall- T0, T2
fireplace/floor- YR31, R14, Y35, Y38, W4, W5, W7, E15, E99, E18, E55, E57, E59, E49
milk and cookies- E50, B000, E31, E34, E35, E47
swag- G07, G29, C9, R08
rug- G43, G46, YG67
letter- E50, E40, 0

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sending joy...

Hey there!

I'm here today with my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. For today's card I inked up Pretty Lil Present from Whimsy Stamps in Desert Sand ink so I could do some no-line coloring with her. The papers I pulled are from an older Simple Stories paper pad and I tried to match my Copics to the dark, elegant colors in it. I don't know if this is a gift she has just received or if she just finished wrapping it for someone special, either way this pretty lil gal seems to be full of Christmas spirit. And did I mention that Pretty Lil Present is part of the Christmas clearance sale that is currently running? Yep, Kelly is making room on the shelves with a 30% off all Halloween and Christmas sale, all you have to do is type in SPLURGE at check out. :)  

Alrighty, well the November challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when December's challenge kicks off! That $20 gift certificate could make for a nice little 'treat yo self' present! ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Cozy Christmas)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Pretty Lil Present), Lawn Fawn (Merry Messages)
ink- Memento desert sand and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Simon Says stamp stitched rectangle die
October Afternoon washi tape
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Smooch gold
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, E13
lips- R22
hair- E44, E47, E49
eyes- E23, E27, E29, BG000, 100
shirt- YG93, YG95, YG99, G99
star- Y02, Y21, Y26
gift- E40, E81, E84, R17, R27, R39, R89
background- E30, E31, E53, E81, YR30

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sweet Holiday Greetings...

Good morning! 

I've got a quick post today before I head off to work. A few months back I got this cute Sweet Holiday Greetings stamp set from Your Next Stamp because I completely fell in love with it. You know me and my scene building, well I couldn't pass up being able to put together my own plate of treats for Santa. For the this card I paired the stamps with the Merry Merry paper pad by Pebbles and let the paper guide the way. The gingerbread couple became a no-brainer and the Santa mug was just too adorable not to add into the mix. :)

Alrighty, well I've really got to scoot my boot. Laters! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
paper- Pebbles (Merry, Merry)
stamps- Your Next Stamp (Sweet Holiday Greetings set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico doc brown
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle die
Pebbles Merry Merry puffy sticker
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Nuvo glitter snow
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
plate- BG70, BG72, 0
table cloth- R05, E07, E19, E18
wall- E40, 0
santa mug- C2, C0, R22, R14, E07, B00, BG10, E000, YR00, R00, E23, E25, E29, E50, R05, R08
gingerbread cookies- E31, E33, E37, G43, G46, G29, R05, R08

Friday, December 8, 2017

We wish you a merry Christmas...


This was the last card that I made for my cousin to send off this Christmas and I used the fun Babbo Selfie stamp from Impronte d'Autore. It gave me the perfect reason to finally pull out this Polaroid die from Mama Elephant and the stamp fit perfectly! I love how it looks like a snapshot taken at the North Pole just before Santa loads up the sleigh and takes off on his big night. The paper looked like falling snow and helped complete the North Pole vibe I was going for. Alrighty then, gotta wrap this up and head to work.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories
stamps- Impronte d'Autore (Babbo Selfie), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico ruby and brick house
My favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Mama Elephant polaroid die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C0, C1, C3
clothes- E50, E81, E84, N6, N9, R14, R27, R59, Y02, Y21, Y26, YG21, YG25, YG17, YG67, G29, E31, E34, BG000
sky- B000

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Cozy Christmas...

Hello friends!

I've got exciting news to share today... this month I am officially joining the Dreamerland Crafts design team! I was first introduced to these super sweet stamps through 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and I quickly fell completely in love with them. So I was thrilled when I got the invite to represent this wonderful company and help showcase their latest and greatest. For my first official Dreamerland card I inked up the Warming Up Together stamp from their newest release. If this cozy couple doesn't melt your heart I don't know what will. I could totally picture these winter sweethearts spending Christmas at a mountain cabin, just them and their little pup. I used my Copic markers to color in that scene and bring it all to life. It's another clean and simple design from me but I love how it all came together.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply list:
cardstock- Curious Metallic Cryogen white and Bazzill
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Warming Up Together), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched rectangle stax set 1
Signo Uniball white gel pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl hair- YR21, YR14, E99, E29
boy hair- E55, E57, E59
girl clothes- R35, R39, R89, W3, W5, W7, W10, E30, E31, E34, E50, E81, E84
boy clothes- G94, G99, C8, E84, E87, E89, B93, B97, B99, R24, E19, E18, W7, 100
puppy- T1, T3, T4
kettle/cups- C1, C3, C6
fire stones/dirt- N1, N4, N9, YR31, YR15, E31
trees- YG91, YG93, YG97
cabin- E42, E43, E44, YR30, YR31, W3, W5
snow/mountains/sky- BV0000, BV000, B0000, B000, C1