Friday, June 20, 2014

May you be happier...

TGIF everybody!

I'm so excited to actually have the day off. My mom and sisters are joining me for a much needed girl's day out shopping trip. We've got a list of stores we want to hit and our fave Chinese restaurant planned for lunch... I can't wait! With summer always being so busy around here it is rare that I get out of town this time of year so I plan to make every moment count on this day trip of ours. :)

My card today features a little kitten from the Some Odd Girl Clever Kittys set and he looks almost as happy as I feel right now, LOL! I paired this cat napper with the ball of yarn and toy mouse from the same set because I wanted it to look like he had worn himself out playing and then curled up for a quick rest in the sunshine. The sentiment is something I came up with myself after seeing a mug that read, "Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry". I thought that was really cute and since sunshine and napping kitties seem to go hand in hand this version of the sentiment seems just as appropriate. Now all I have to do is get the card to my sister so she can sell it in her dog grooming salon. 

Okey dokey, I'm off. Have a fabulous weekend!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- SEI (purple), LilyBee (green gingham)
stamps- Some Odd Girl (Clever Kittys set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
computer generated sentiment
Simon Says Stamp sunshine die
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic markers:
kitty- YR31, YR24, YR14, E35, E50, E40, 0, R00, R20, R21
yarn- YG03, YG95, G94
toy mouse- E40, E41, 0, RV10, RV06, RV17, RV19

Monday, June 16, 2014

Berry sweet...

Olo!

I told you the other day that I had altered the new TGF Stamp Club cutie called Slippers and here she is. I opened up her eyes by wiping the ink away from her lowered lashes before stamping and then used my light box to trace on Fairest's wide eyes. But I didn't want her looking up so I traced Tress' pupils instead. Oh, and I also wiped away her toes and just drew in a straight line to give her a slipper on her bare foot. The easiest alteration came when I cut out a berry from the Summer Squeeze paper and glued it right over the slipper she is originally holding. Now instead of heading off to a midnight ball Slippers is spending a sunny afternoon out in the berry patch.

Okey dokey then, time for me to run and get myself ready for another day of work.
Laters! :)     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Bella Blvd (Summer Squeeze)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (SSC Slippers, Fairest, Tress), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Studio Calico well red, Prima shabby tote
Divine Twine
Prima flowers
Kasier Craft pearls
Sticko ladybug sticker
American Crafts knock out border punch
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, E21, E23, E25
eyes- YG25, BG000, 0
clothes- RV10, RV11, RV32, R32, R24, R29, C7, 100

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Make a wish...

Hello, hello!

Well, I didn't get my June Stamp Club stamp from TGF until yesterday but I inked her up as soon as I brought the mail in. This month is a darling version of Cinderella called Slippers. For my first go round of coloring I like to stick with the traditional colors so of course I stuck with the blond hair and blue dress theme. But I've also already altered another version of Slippers with her eyes wide open and I'm looking forward to doing a complete 180 with her on my next card. 

But I digress... getting back to today's card, I paired Slippers with a pretty piece of paper from the October Afternoon Girl Talk collection. That floral had a kind of retro 50's vibe to me which suited her quite nicely. I went with the 'make a wish' sentiment because that song from the cartoon kept running through my head as I was coloring her. You know the song I mean... "A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep...". Unfortunately those are the only words I remember so that is what kept looping over and over and over, LOL! Anywho, once I had that all together the card still needed something. And then it hit me... Slippers needed a few of her mice friends to join her. So I grabbed my Pergamano Flower Girls clear stamp set because it has a couple mice that are the perfect size. Once they were part of the scene my card finally felt complete. :)

Ok, it is back to work for me today so I should go get ready for the day. 
TTYL!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Girl Talk), BoBunny (stripe)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (SC Slippers), Pergamano (Flower Girls set mice), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Prima shabby tote
Kaiser Craft pearls
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R32, W1, W2, B000, BG70
hair- YR30, YR31, YR21, E33
eyes- B91, B95, BG000, 0
clothes- BG000, B00, B14, BG70, BG72
mice- E40, E41, E42, E43, E23, R00

Monday, June 9, 2014

My favorite person...

Good Monday morning to you!

I can't believe we are already kicking off the second week of June! Graduations are happening and town is getting super busy. It's been hot enough that some people are already swimming in the lake but I think I'll be waiting for it to heat up just a bit longer. Still, it's been beautiful and I've enjoyed several evenings out playing wicked games of black widow croquet with my closest peeps. We have a large mowed field behind my place so the courses are pretty epic and we always have so much fun. :)

I've also managed to spend some time in the crafty room and make another card for my sister to sell in her dog grooming salon. This one is kinda special because Tracy has a sweet English Bulldog named C.G. (Cover Girl) and I colored up this SOG Preppy Pups stamp to look just like her. I think my sis was pretty tickled to get this one and might find it hard to part with it for a while.
Well, I'm hoping that my June Stamp Club stamp arrives in the mail today and if it does you know I'll be inking it up right away. So hopefully I'll be back again with another post tomorrow.

Later gators!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon
stamps- Some Odd Girl (Preppy Pups), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox dark brown
Doodlebug heart sticker
Sakura clear glaze pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
E40, E41, E42, E43, E30, E31, E34, E35, T3, T5, T7, R01, R02, R20

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I really do...

Hi there! 

I just read the notice that June's Stamp Club stamp has been mailed off and I realized that I hadn't even colored up May's stamp yet... for shame! So of course I had to ink up Miss Beauty and make amends for that little oversight. I was so excited when I got her because Belle and Tiana are the two princesses that I was most looking forward to in this fairytale theme that Marie is doing. Though I would just die and go to heaven if we get Ariel in mermaid form as well. Oh and since I'm planning on seeing the new movie soon, I think a SSC version of Maleficent would be pretty darn cool come October... ya know, for some cute Halloween cards.  ;)

But I digress, back to Beauty... as you can see I colored her up pretty true to the Disney version. Brown hair, yellow dress and a perfect rose for her sweetie, Beast. I think that's why I chose the sentiment I did... 'cause she really does love him, LOL! The papers are oooold scraps from my handy dandy bag o' scraps and I just finished the card off with some pretty ribbon and a few pearls. 

Alrighty friends, thanks for hanging in there with me and my sporadic posting. I'm still hoping to get back on a more regular schedule soon.

Later gators! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- BoBunny (roses), Making Memories (text)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (SSC Beauty), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Prima shabby tote
ribbon
Kaiser Craft pearls
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R21, W1, W2
hair- E35, E57, E59
eyes- E23, E25, BG000, 0
clothes/rose- Y00, Y11, Y21, E50, Y0000, E81, YG03, G94, YG67, RV10, RV21, RV42, RV25

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Need some hugs?

Hi there!

Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans don'tcha? These past few days sure didn't go how I thought they would. Nothing major or upsetting, Grandma is still doing well and so is my mom, it just seems that circumstances are conspiring against me having a lot of free time at the moment. I've been working a lot which makes for great paychecks, which in turn allow me to keep getting new stamps that I love. Now the trick is finding time to actually use them, LOL! 

As seems to be my pattern lately, this card was a couple days in the works. You wouldn't think so, as simple as it turned out, but I either have time to color or create lately not both together. I used the first of three new Gorjuss Girls that I got recently and this one is called, The Black Star. I paired her up with some older Basic Gray papers from my scrap bag and a sentiment that I thought suited her look. Something about this little gal just feels like she could use a good hug at the moment. For some reason her dress is looking a bit more blue than in real life where I swear it is a better match to that aqua color behind her... weird. 

Anywho, time for me to sign off and get ready for another day of work. 
Laters! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Serendipity)
stamps- Santoro (The Black Star Gorjuss Girl), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things doily die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sticko puffy ladybug stickers
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E25, E27, E29, E49
clothes- G00, BG10, BG13, BG72, R05, R08, E09, E81, W00, Y13, Y21, Y35

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The smile you gave me...

Good morning!

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. I've finally got a day off today so I'm set to relax and have some fun. Though as neglected as the house has been this past week, it looks like I'll be spending most of my free time doing chores... bleh. At least I should be able to squeeze in a card between dishes, vacuuming, and loads of laundry. ;)

I got my hands on some new BoBunny Lemonade Stand paper and I wanted to make a bright, hello summer type of card with it. So I flipped through the digi images that I have printed off and found Summery Mae from Some Odd Girl. I love how casual and carefree she looks in that flowing maxi skirt and you just know that I had to give it rainbow stripes to match the paper. Then I found this sentiment and the whole card clicked. Not only is Mae wearing a sweet smile but I think that a cheery rainbow skirt is a good equivalent to wearing a smile as well. :)

Okey dokey, I'm off to get this day started so that I can play later.
Have a good one!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- BoBunny (Lemonade Stand)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Summery Mae)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black 
Prima flowers
brads
Gold Smooch
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R00, R20, RV13
hair- E95, E97, E99, Y21
eyes- YG93, E55, BG000, 0
clothes- E30, E31, YR23, YR24, C0, C1, C2, R24, R27, R29, RV10, RV13, RV25, Y38, YR04, YR18, Y13, Y15, Y35, Y000, YG21, YG25, G07, BG11, BG45, BG18