Monday, January 26, 2015

Little hearts...

Howdy friends!

Can you believe we are kicking off the last week of January already? Almost a full month back in the whole blogging and crafting gig and I feel like I'm hitting that familiar groove. Playing along in the challenges has helped... that's why I've got a card for another Farm Fresh Challenge over at The Greeting Farm. This week's theme is "Get Wordy" so I knew that I wanted to find a paper that had a great text print on it. After going through a couple Valentine themed paper pads I found the perfect paper. The 'We Go Together' paper pad from Pebbles had just what I needed. I paired it up with the sweet little SSSC Lavender stamp and a fun Kid Quote sentiment. Due to the nature of the challenge I decided to let that text print do most of the work though when I found the coordinating paper with the little heart cookies I couldn't help but cut a few out and even add one to Lavender's hand. Looks like she was hungry too, LOL!  ;)

Alrighty, time for me to scoot. 
Chat at'cha later! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (We Go Together)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (SSSC Lavender), Inkadinkado (Kid Quote sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Colorbox creamy brown
Sticko puffy heart sticker
Kaiser Craft gems
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E31, E33, E35, E57
eyes- B34, B37, BG000, 0
clothes- R32, R35, R37, R11, R20, E50, E81, 0, W6, W9

Friday, January 23, 2015

Purr more...

TGIF!

I'm playing in the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge today... just squeezing it in before the deadline later today. It is "anything goes" so how could I pass that up? At first I thought about inking up another of the winter fairies but as I was flipping through the binder Bella here caught my eye. Something about Bella with her two little kitties got me excited to finally get her on a card. I did a tiny bit of altering by wiping away the little skull in her hair bow and on her pocket. I just figured that the whole skull look didn't really jive with the pretty floral paper that I had chosen to pair her with. Per usual, I pulled my Copic colors from the paper and this time it also inspired me to pull out a Mint Copic Spica glitter pen to add the polka dots on Bella's dress to really match back to that print. I wasn't going for a spring time look on purpose but once I finished the card it had me longing for warmer weather.  :)

Well friends, time for me to get movin' and get myself ready for work. 
Hope your weekend is a crafty one!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Piccadilly)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Bella), Papertrey Ink (Everyday Cat sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, and Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
Freckled Fawn wood veneer
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R43
eyes- BG75, BG000, 0
hair- Y32, Y35, Y38, E99
clothes- W0, W1, E40, YG01, YG03, YG95, Y13, Y35, Y38, YR27, E74, E77, E79
cats- T3, T4, T5, R02, W0, E40, E81
ground/shadow- E41, E43, E31, C0, 0

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Monster hugs...

Good morning!

Is it ok if I've got another Greeting Farm card to share this week? I've had the idea to use one of the Monster Beans from the Spooky set on a Valentine percolating for a week or two and I couldn't wait any longer. It came to me while I was putting away stamps, being all sad because I didn't get around to using any of the fun Halloween stamps that I'd collected last year. That's when I saw this sentiment on the Monster Mash set from Lawn Fawn... hmmmm, hugs are just as nice as kisses for Valentine's Day if you ask me. ;)
So I grabbed one of the sweet little Beans, colored him in pinks and reds then paired him up with some new Doodlebug Lovebugs paper as well. A couple hearts and a few sequins was all I needed to bring this fun Valentine together.  :)

Well, I hate to post and run but I've got to get busy this morning. 
Laters!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Lovebugs)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Spooky set Monster Bean), Lawn Fawn (Monster Mash sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, and Colorbox creamy brown
Doodlebug heart sprinkle
Doodlebug sequins
K&Co puffy heart sticker
Simon Says Stamp stitched circle dies
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV00
costume- RV10, RV32, RV34, R22, R24, R29, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV55, BG000, 0, C0, C1

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter Wishes...

Happy hump day to ya!

It's been beautiful and sunny but super cold so far this week. I kinda love it because with the sun shining like that you can really appreciate how beautiful everything is when covered in a blanket of snow. 

I suspect it is days like these that kinda inspired this card. Cool and frozen but with a splash of color that really pops and makes you smile. I grabbed the Friendly Hedgehog Gorjuss Girl stamp and paired her up with that birch tree print from Echo Park that I LOVE. What can I say, I'm a total sucker for paper prints that make for easy scene building with my stamps... they just make me happy. Because all of the papers were pretty monochromatic, instead of coloring this Gorjuss Girl to match I chose to give her a very pink ensemble. Now she really stands out during her winter stroll.  :)

Ok, thanks for stopping by. Have a good one!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Echo Park (Keepin' Cozy), My Mind's Eye (Believe)
stamps- Santoro (The Friendly Hedgehog Gorguss Girl), Simon Says Stamp (Winter Wishes sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Memory Box Resting Birds die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Gold Smooch
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- Y21, YR24, E33
clothes- RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, E40, 0, T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, W00
shading- V01

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ruff time...

Hello again! 

Well thanks to Carisa, I've got another challenge to play along with as she directed me to the MFT weekly challenge blog. This week we are to follow a sketch which was just the jumping off point that I needed. I flipped through my binder of Pure Innocence stamps and came across Puppy Girl. I've had this sweet stamp for some time but I can't honestly remember if she's been inked up yet or not. Heck, I couldn't even find her in the MFT store anymore. In either case I really enjoyed coloring her up to match these new October Afternoon papers that I recently got... that cloud print is a particular favorite of mine. For some reason the warm colors in the papers had me thinking beagle when it came time to color her little pup and I think he's not looking half bad if I do say so myself. I stayed pretty true to the sketch which made this another quick and easy card. 

Alrighty time for me to jet.
Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Saturday Mornings)
stamp- My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence Puppy Girl)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Prima knotted wood
Sticko epoxy heart sticker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E35, E37, E59
clothes- Y35, Y38, YR24, G000, G00, G12, BG11, BG53, E40, E81, 0, E84, E87, E89
puppy- E35, E15, YR24, W5, W7, E40, R22, Y15, Y17

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hello...

Hey there!

I think I jinxed myself on Friday when I said we wouldn't have much snow for Winterfest. Turns out that we proceeded to get dumped on all day Saturday, which was great for the festivities but not for my aversion to driving through the white stuff. Luckily for me I also got the sunshine that I've been longing for all day Sunday which really helped clear the roads and lift my spirits.

With the winter wonderland outside I decided to follow suit with today's card which is also for the Farm Fresh "die-alicious" challenge over at TGF. I grabbed SSSC Day Out Anya, drew a couple lines at her wrists to give her long sleeves and paired her up with the Christmas collection from Lawn Fawn called Snow Day. I loved the little scene on this sheet of paper and it totally works for a non-Christmas card. As for the challenge I used three different dies... the Simon Says stitched rectangles and sentiment as well as the snowflakes from Memory Box. A bit of sparkle added to the snowflakes and this card was done.

Well, that's all I've got for today. I hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!
Toodles!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Lawn Fawn (Snow Day)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (SSSC Day Out Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles dies
Simon Says Stamp hello die
Memory Box snowflake dies
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E40, E41, E43
clothes- E74, E77, E79, W9, R14, R17, R27, G000, G00, G02, G05, BG11, BG53, BG57, G12

Friday, January 16, 2015

Purrfect together...

TGIF everybody!

This is the first weekend of our town's annual Winterfest so things should be hopping. Ice sculptures are being created up and down the streets and even though we don't have much snow I think it should be cold enough that they don't melt too fast this year. Fun times even if I don't plan on taking the polar bear plunge into the lake, LOL! 

Brrrr... just thinking about that icy water has me craving a warm cuppa cocoa. Kinda like Cuppa Mae here on my card for today. When I get new digi stamps I always print off a few right away and keep them in a file folder to make things quick and easy when it is time to color. Cuppa was in that folder and instantly grabbed my attention as being very seasonally appropriate. I tried to link her up but it looks like this Mae digi has disappeared from the new SOG website for some reason. I'm glad I got her when I did! As I was putting the card together with my pal Oreo by my side he inspired me to give Mae a feline friend as well. This little guy from the Mama Elephant Purrfect Pair set was the perfect size to make himself right at home. I think these two look like the best of friends. :)

Ok, have a great weekend and I'll see ya on Monday!        
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- WeR Memory Keepers (Indian Summer)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Cuppa Mae)
stamps- Mama Elephant (Purrfect Pair set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Prima dark brown, Versafine onyx black
button
The Twinery twine
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04, BV20, BV23
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
eyes- E35, E57, BG000, 0
clothes- YG91, YG93, YG95, Y26, E70, W1, W3, W5, W6, W9, W10
cup- BG11, BG23, BG18, E47, E49
cat- W2, W4, W6, W10, R20