Friday, September 23, 2016

A friend like you...


I had some time in my crafty room yesterday and I decided to look in my Sugar Nellie binder for some fall card inspiration. That's where I found Hazel and Nutty and I'm ashamed to admit that I think this is my first time coloring them up! It was worth the wait though because I had a blast with this pretty little fairy and her squirrelly friend. The papers are a random mix that I put together as I flipped through a stack of scraps and I just fell in love with this combo for a fall card even though there is none of the traditional oranges or reds that you usually find. Then I grabbed the Fancy Foliage die to accent the card design because I liked how it mimicked the white silhouettes in the paper. All in all it came together to be a pretty little card that I'm quite pleased with. 

Take care and have a fabulous weekend everybody!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey ink
paper- Kaiser Craft (green), Authentique (yellow), October Afternoon (woodgrain)
stamp- Sugar Nellie (Hazel and Nutty), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle and Colorbox dark brown
My Favorite Things double stitched circle die
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Papertrey Ink Fancy Foliage Details die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear and gold glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E71, R00, R20
hair- E50, E53, E55
clothes- Y11, YG91, YG93, YG21, YG0000, YR30, YR31, YR23, YR24, E81
leaves/flower- Y06, Y35, YR15, E08
wings- BV0000, V20, V22, B0000
squirrel- W00, W0, W2, W4, YR30, R00
ground/sky- E41, E43, E44, YG95, B60, B0000, 0

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Make a wish...

Hello, hello!

I've got one more card that I've made using the Simon Says Stamp Mini Pony Party exclusive set. For this one I paired up the remaining two magical pony pals with the cupcakes and stand to create a whole birthday party theme. I kept the rest of the card simple by just framing them in with a sweet stitched scallop die and sprinkled on a few buttons and sequins for good measure. 

Ok, time for me to scoot as I've got a busy day ahead. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- yellow dot
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (Mini Pony Party set, Handwritten Greetings set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched scallop frame die
Wink of Stella gold and silver glitter pens
Copic markers:
pegasus- RV000, V000, V01, RV10, RV63, V12, V15
unicorn- YR30, YR31, E51, R20, R43, R32
cupcakes/stand- BG000, C3, 0, E21, E33, E57, RV14, Y11, Y21, Y26
background- YG0000, YG00, YG25, YG91, BG10, BG0000, 0

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sending you sparkles...

Mornin' folks! 

I've got another card to share using the sold out Simon Says Stamp Mini Pony Party set. This time around I had a blast doing a bunch of masking to get the cake and flowers in the cart and the cart hooked up to the sweet little pony. Now it looks like she is bringing the party with her wherever she goes. The bright, happy papers are from the Sunshine and Happiness paper pad and I tried to match the colors of the flowers in the cart to the flowers in the paper. Now if you missed out on grabbing this set while it was available don't be too heartbroken because a little birdie told me that new mini ponies may just be joining the TGF family next month! Woot, woot!  :)

Have a good one everybody!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Sunshine and Happiness)
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (Mini Pony Party set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico glass slipper
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
pony- E53, E55, Y32, R11, R21, W5, W8
mane/tail- E50, E51, E53
wagon- E40, E42, E44, R01, RV42, R32, R14
cake- E50, E21, Y000, Y11, Y21, RV04
flowers- Y13, Y19, YR04, RV04, RV09, RV19, BG10, G00, R01, R12, RV42, YG21, YG03, YG93, N10

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hello fall...


I totally fell in love with the new Roberto's Rascals 4 Seasons Kids that were released this month and when they were part of a 24 hour flash sale I couldn't resist nabbing both sets. This sweet sweater wearing gal was a natural choice to ink up first considering I just pulled out all of my own cold weather clothes. I paired her up with the Fall Friends collection by Doodlebug and matched all of my Copic colors for her outfit to the papers. Now I'm wishing I could get my hands on this sweater myself because I would wear the heck out of a fall rainbow inspired top like this, LOL! I borrowed the Copic colors used on her hair from the Marker Geek Monday post for coloring pumpkins and I think it worked quite nicely. In the end it's a fun and happy card and I can't wait to get her male counterpart on a card as well. 

Later gators!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Doodlebug (Fall Friends)
stamps- Roberto's Rascals (4 Seasons Girl), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Doodlebug Fall Friends stickers
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, V22, R00, R20
hair- Y15, YR02, YR07, E25
eyes- YG03
clothes- B01, B52, BG72, Y04, YG93, YG97, R17, R27, E19, Y15, Y38, YR04, Y11, Y21, E34, E57, E59, E40, E41
shadow- W1, W3, W6

Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy girls...

Good morning!

Well here I am with my third and final entry for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest. This time around I wanted to use a cute human character stamp but I couldn't decide on which one to color up. Then I got the idea to use a bunch of them all together, so I cut a narrow strip of cardstock and stamped and masked the girls from four different Birdie Brown sets with just their head and shoulders showing. The sentiment is from an old retired MFT set called Clearly Sentimental About Audrey Hepburn and I have always loved this one in particular because it is so true. The funky stitched strip die added just enough interest to my white card base and I used a few splatters from the Distressed Patterns set to act as abstract leaves for the paper flower embellishments. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this happy group of friends?  ;)

Alrighty, it's all out of my hands now... fingers crossed!
Supply list:
stamps- My Favorite Things (Clearly Sentimental About Audrey Hepburn, Adventure is Calling set, Polynesian Paradise set, Green Pastures set, You're Super set and Distressed Patterns set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things stitched strip die-namics
Prima flowers
Doodlebug sprinkles
Copic markers:
girl 1
skin- E50, E00, E11, E33, E71, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E33
clothes- R43, RV14, RV29, RV13, Y11, Y35
girl 2
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
hair- YR21, YR04, E09
clothes- YG00, YG03, YG17, BG45, BG49
girl 3
skin- E51, E21, E11, E71, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- Y11, Y21, Y35
girl 4
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
hair- E50, YR31, E33
clothes- RV63, V05, V06, RV52, RV55, RV25
background- B000

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mane squeeze...

Hi-ya friends!

Some of us TGF Farmers are doing an impromptu post featuring the Simon Says Stamp Mini Pony Party Stamptember exclusive set today. When this was first planned the set was still available but sadly it is now completely sold out. There is a 'notify me' button on the page so maybe a few more will be added before Stamptember is over... fingers crossed! There are so many fun stamps included in this set besides the super adorable mini ponies and I paired up the heart with one of the great sentiments for my card. This little pegasus has such a glorious mane of hair that I figured she was the perfect choice to go with and since she can fly, the clouds seemed the ideal place for her to call home. There is certainly magic in the air here. :)

Now be sure to check out the cards my fellow Farmers have made over on the TGF blog.
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (TGF Mini Pony Party set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico pink lemonade and buttercup
Doodlebug sun sticker
Kaiser Craft gems
My Favorite Things stitched cloud edges dies
Wink of Stella gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
mane- Y000, Y00, RV000, RV21, R43
body- E40, E41, 0, R01 

Flippin' awesome...

Hello there!

I've decided to do a special weekend posting since I didn't want to miss getting the rest of my cards entered into the MFT Card Design Superstar contest before the deadline this coming week. So very quickly, in keeping within the theme of past and current pets, I couldn't resist this adorable pooch trying to mooch himself some breakfast. I have a spoiled ten year old Yorkie and even though he has slowed down a bit over the years he is still quick to nab any morsel that happens to fall to the floor while we cook. One of my favorite ecards that I've come across on Pinterest is, "There is no such thing as a five second rule when you have a two second dog." and he is definitely my two second dog so Pup Pup became my inspiration to mix the pots and pans from the Recipe for Happiness set with this canine connoisseur from the Lucky Dog set. I even borrowed the shelf from the I Knead You set so the salt and pepper shakers had a home. All in all it's another simple card that makes me smile but I figure if it makes me smile hopefully it will make a few others smile as well. :)

Supply list:
paper- Bella Blvd
stamps- My Favorite Things (Recipe for Happiness set, Lucky Dog set and I Knead You set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things Single Stitch Lines Circle Frame die-namics
My Favorite Things Basic Stitch Lines die-namics
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
dog- E30, E31, E34, E57, W10
pots- B000, B00, BG53, BG72
pan/eggs- C0, C2, C5, Y17, Y38
spatula- B00, BG53, BG72, C0, C2, C5
shelf- E41, E43, E44
salt and pepper shakers- B0000, N4, N6, N9, W2