Friday, April 17, 2015

Brightens my day...

TGIF my friends! 

I've got the day off today and it is shaping up to be a gorgeous weekend here. Temps in the low 80s and the apple blossoms are blooming... I can't wait to get out there and soak it all in. It's even getting to the time of year when I can start thinking about all the flower pots around the house and what to plant. I think that is why I pulled out Mary, Mary Quite Contrary to ink up for this card I made for the 'Anything Goes' Kraftin' Kimmie challenge. Not that I personally get that decked out while diggin' in the dirt but she sure looks prim and pretty, LOL! For some reason Mary's dress looks more purple than pink in this pic but in real life it matches the light pink stripes in the background. I even used my Copics to color the edges of the little die cut butterflies so they matched the stripe paper as well.

Alrighty, I'm off for a quick walk with the pupper. 
See ya Monday!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Garden Party), Echo Park (Summer Bliss)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Mary, Mary Quite Contrary), My Favorite Things (All Smiles set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, and Prima shabby tote
Memory Box Butterfly Delights die
Doodlebug gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R83, BV01
hair- E50, E51, E53
eyes- B00, B04, BG000, 0
clothes- RV10, RV52, RV55, Y0000, Y000, Y02, E30, E31, E34, YR23, YG23, BV01
watering can- C00, C0, C1, C2, C3

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Friends are family...


I was a lucky girl and won the last challenge over at A Day for Daisies and I got this totally adorable Tiny Pixie Leaf with my gift certificate. I couldn't wait to color her up because I really wanted to try my hand at making it look like her long brown hair had been wound up high on top of her head. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, she looks like a tiny little Rapunzel with all that hair, LOL! 
I paired her up with a pretty floral print from Jillibean Soup so that this Tiny Pixie Leaf had a lovely garden to live in. And since the new challenge at ADFD is 'Anything Goes' I'm going to go ahead and try my luck and enter this card into the mix.

Now it's time for me to get a move on. Take care and I'll see ya tomorrow!  :)    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Jillibean Soup (Summer Red Raspberry Soup)
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Tiny Pixie Leaf)
stamps- Doodlebug (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things rounded stitched square die
Memory Box (Kensington Branch die)
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic marker:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV20
hair- E53, E55, E57
clothes- RV14, RV25, RV29, R39, YG21, YG93, YG95, Y13, Y17

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Hi guys! 

So when I was pulling papers for my card yesterday I also found this whimsical dandelion paper from the same Vintage Blue collection and knew that I had the perfect stamp to pair up with it. This digital stamp is Fly Away Fairy from Some Odd Girl and I would link her up but sadly it looks like she has disappeared from the SOG store. This little fairy looks so full of joy as she catches a ride on the breeze that I wanted to color her up in some fun and different colors. Thus the dark blue hair and bright purple dress... I think it makes her stand out in a crowd, LOL!

Well, that is all I've got for ya today. 
Hugs!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- We R Memorykeepers (Vintage Blue)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Fly Away Fairy)
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (Better Together set)
ink- Memento espresso truffle and Colorbox dark brown
Simon Says Stamp wishing die
Paper Smooches stitched line die
Studio Calico button
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E11, R00, R20, E04, RV13, BV20
hair- B66, B69, B79, BC25, BV29
eyes- YG23, YG93, YG95, BG000, 0
clothes- G000, G00, V04, V05, V06, RV55, YG91, YG93, YG95
dandelion- E81, E84, 0

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Good morning!

Did you know that Sugar Nellie is having a Gorjuss Girl party in honor of the new GG release? And part of the festivities includes a special Gorjuss Girl challenge which I am playing along with today. I chose to ink up Sowing the Seeds GG since she hadn't made it onto a card yet. Originally she is holding a bucket in one hand but I trimmed it off when I fussy cut her out so now it looks like she is just dancing through the flowers. Speaking of those flowers, these Vintage Blue scraps are from my most favorite collection that WeR ever came out with. The piece of floral print in the background wasn't big enough to fill the card front so I grabbed the largest rounded stitched square die from MFT and cut it twice, layered the two pieces and covered the seam with that strip of blue. Now it looks like a large rectangle with a perfect 1/8" border around the card. I also custom colored those clear gems with a V06 Copic to get just the right shade of purple to match the paper. Can you tell I was feeling pretty 'problem solver creative' yesterday? LOL  ;)

Well thanks for saying 'hi' and I shall catch you all on the flip side.  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- We R Memorykeepers (Vintage Blue)
stamps- Santoro Gorjuss Girl (Sowing the Seeds), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Colorbox dark brown
My Favorite Things stitched square die
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV20
hair- E21, E33, E57
clothes- YG21, YG23, YG25, YG93, YG95, B05, B06, G17, YR16, YR18, E81, 0, G000, G00, V05, V06

Monday, April 13, 2015

Blah, blah, blah...

Hey there!

My card today is for the "Oh So Girly" Farm Fresh Challenge over at The Greeting Farm. With such a broad theme as that I felt that I could do just about anything. So I flipped through all of my TGF stamps that had yet to be colored looking for the right inspiration. At first I was thinking of going with a cute Anya or one of the SSC characters but when I came across the sheet with the Creepers from the Twisted kit I knew I had a winner. It's been a long time since I inked up a Creeper and I always feel a lot of freedom to really have fun and get crazy with the papers and sentiments I pair up with them. This little girly in particular caught my eye and while she didn't come with a name I'm calling her Chloe because she looks like the character from that tv show 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23'. Which is probably why I gave her black hair too. I paired Chloe up with a classic favorite of mine... KI Memories. Back in the day KI could do no wrong in my eyes and I still have a stash of their papers that I tend to hoard more than use but I need to get over that because I still love them. In any case I think Chloe looks like she is up for a good time even if she doesn't have time to wish a happy birthday only a cheeky "blah, blah, blah".  ;)

Well, thanks for dropping by and I hope your week is off to a great start!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- KI Memories
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Twisted Creeper Crew collection), Paper Smooches (Slang Gang set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Prima old road
Simon Says Stamp mini hearts dies
Simon Says Stamp heart border die
Papertrey Ink speech bubble die
Kaiser Craft gems
Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, B000, B00
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100, B39
eyes- E84, E87, BG000, 0
clothes- RV02, RV04, RV14, RV19, RV32, RV34, B00, B02, B53, B57, BV13, BV17, YG00, YG01, YG03, Y35, Y38, C6, C9, C0, C1, C2

Friday, April 10, 2015

One cool cat...


I'm enjoying a day off today and if it stays nice I'm thinking about taking a nice long walk with the pupper. I got a Fitbit at the beginning of February and it has been a great motivator for me to get out and move more. 
As for today's card, it is more about hanging out inside on the couch than being in the great outdoors. I inked up the Zodiac Tiger from Sister Stamps and wiped away his stripes before stamping to turn him into a handsome house cat. Once I had him colored up I was kinda at a loss as to what papers to pair with him. I looked through a bunch of my scraps and didn't find anything I liked. Then I spotted a little pack of die cut tags from October Afternoon's Saturday Mornings collection and when I found that couch I found my inspiration. Which led me to grabbing the matching paper pack and finding even more chairs for this card. Honestly, when I first got this paper pack and flipped through it I couldn't imagine what I would ever use this chair print for. Now here I am absolutely having a blast with it. With two cats in the house I don't go a day without keeping them from clawing at the furniture or finding them curled up in my favorite spot on the couch. And I added the toy mice because my guys seem to hoard their toys under the couch as well. The sentiment is a compilation of a Technique Tuesday set and Paper Smooches... I love getting creative with my sentiment stamps like that.  ;)

Okey dokey, have a fabulous weekend my friends and I shall see you on Monday. :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Saturday Mornings)
stamps- Sister Stamps (Zodiac Tiger), My Favorite Things (I knead you set), Technique Tuesday (This One set), Paper Smooches (Charmed Cat set), Papertrey Ink (stitches)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox dark brown
Copic markers:
kitty- C5, C7, C9, 100, W0, W3, R02, R11, R12
mice toys- R11, R30, R02, BG11, BG32, BG45, YR14, YR27, YR18

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Paw print on my heart...

Howdy folks!

I didn't begin this week with the intention of doing all animal cards but after three cards in a row I just had to see this through, LOL! So today I decided to ink up this adorable kitty from the MFT I Knead You set and play along in their weekly sketch challenge. Considering he's holding tight to that ball of yarn I thought it would be fun to mimic the look of string by layering a Scribbled Circle stamp and smaller Scribbled Circle die behind this sleepy kitty. It's like his dreams are filled with yards and yards of tangled fun. ;)

Ok, I've got another busy day ahead of me so I've got to get a move on. 
Thanks for stopping by!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Bella Blvd (Sand and Surf)
stamps- My Favorite Things (I Knead You set), Papertrey Ink (Scribbled Circles)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico lime light
Papertrey Ink Scribbled Circles die
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
cat- E50, E51, E53, E93, YR12, YR14, YR27, R32, R12
yarn- BG01, BG05, BG49, YG03, YG95, Y13, Y17, Y38, YR04