Friday, May 6, 2016

A blessing...


Ok, I am reeeally squeaking this card in under the wire. It's Bellarific Friday and I didn't want to miss out on making a card for this week's washi tape or ribbon theme. So I inked up Anabelle Needs Your Address and used her on a card rather than an envelope. Then I grabbed two of my favorite ombre washi tapes to pull all my Copic colors from for Anabelle's shirt. It's a simple design but I'm always happy when I dust off the washi and actually get it on a card. ;)

Well I gotta run, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Stamping Bella (Anabelle Needs Your Address), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Freckled Fawn washi tape
Freckled Fawn wood veneer heart
Lawn Fawn stitched border die
Gold Smooch
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E21, E11, R00, R20
hair- E21, E53, E25
clothes- R20, RV42, R22, G000, G00, BG34
word bubble- G0000, BG0000, 0

Thursday, May 5, 2016

I dig you...

Mornin' friends! 

It's been ages since I've played along in the MFT challenges and when I saw the new sketch yesterday it really spoke to me. So I pulled out the super fun You Gnome Me set that I got recently and inked up a bunch of the different stamps from it. I found this cute paper at my local crafty store last week and I couldn't be happier with how well it sets the scene for this little guy. It also gave me the color scheme for his outfit as well. The end result is a cheery card to put a smile on any one's face.  :)

Alrighty then, have a good one!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- PhotoPlay (Happy Glamper)
stamps- My Favorite Things (You Gnome Me)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle die
Ranger Glossy Accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
beard- E40, E41, E42
clothes- R14, R35, R29, B37, B39, BV29, Y11, Y13, Y21, E43, E44, E47
shovel- C1, C2, C3, C5, E43, E44, R35, R29
mushrooms- E40, E41, R14, R35, R29
snail- BG90, YG91, G20, E30, Y26, E35

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Hey there!

I've had the idea for this card ever since I first laid eyes on the fun golf cart in the I Love Dad clear set. I knew that I would have to get creative and do a bit of altering since we don't have an Anya or Ian golfer yet but who was the best candidate? That's when I remembered this older, and sadly retired, Tennis Anya digi. I printed her out at 2 inches high so that she's the same size as the new mini clear sets. I just think she has the perfect outfit and I can't get over her cute visor. All I had to do was get rid of her tennis racket and replace it with a golf club that I cut out of silver cardstock... voila, instant golfer! It's always satisfying to see an idea come to life on an actual card and while it is fun to stretch the versatility of my stamp stash I'm kinda hoping that a mini sports clear set might surprise us in the future. What do you think? ;)

Later gators!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Papertrey Ink
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (Tennis Anya)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (I Love Dad set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
The Twinery twine
Silver Smooch
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E71, R00, R20
hair- YR24, E08, E09, E18
clothes- E50, E81, 0, RV14, RV29
golf cart- C0, C1, C2, 0, E31, E55, T5, T10, RV14, RV29

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

My Smiles...


I've got another sweet, 'just because' card to share today. This time I printed out the lovely Petal Fairy digital stamp from Some Odd Girl. I love the wistful, dreamy look on her face... so much personality in such a little fairy. I extended the branch Petal is resting on just a bit so that it would extend from one edge of the card to another. This gave me the perfect break between the two pattern papers that I used. They were chosen because Petal seemed like the kind of fairy who would make her home deep in a shady wood and the yellow represents the rays of sunshine that manage to pierce the branches now and then.   :)

Ok friends, gotta run... catch ya on the flip side!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink stamper's select
paper- October Afternoon (floral), LilyBee Designs (yellow dot)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Petal Fairy)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E21, E04, R00, R20
lips- R22
eyes- G00, G12, G94
hair- E50, YR31, E34
clothes- G00, BG57, E74, E77, E79, YG00, Y21, Y26, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E81
wings- E70, E71, Y11, Y21, Y26, G000, G00
branch- E71, E74, E77, E79, Y21, Y26, YG91, YG93, YG95

Monday, May 2, 2016

Beautiful you...

Good morning!

I've got a pretty little A Day For Daisies card to share today just because. It wasn't made with any challenge in mind, I just figured it was about time that I got this gorgeous Flower Maiden 2 digi printed out and on a card. I love how tall and elegant she is and there is a certain sense of serenity to this image as well. I paired her up with a pretty floral print because the purpley-pink was really speakin' to me. I colored her gown to match it and I must say that I am quite pleased with the results. :)

Alrighty then, I've got a long day ahead of me and I should really go get ready for it. Talk at'cha later!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink stamper's select and Bazzill
paper- Hobby Lobby
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Flower Maiden 2)
stamp- Verve (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things wonky stitched circle die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E21, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E25, E27, E49
dress- RV55, RV66, RV69
flowers- RV52, RV55, RV69, G28
grass- G16, G28
sky- BG0000, BG10, BG11

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rain on your parade...

Hello, hello! 

It's May 1st and that means today is all about a brand new Farm Fresh Challenge at The Greeting Farm! As you know, a new challenge is issued at the beginning of every month over on the TGF blog and this time around it is...  'Swing Into Spring'. This theme is loaded with possibilities, inspiration can come from spring time color schemes, spring activities or even the unpredictable spring weather. All you have to do is ink up a character from the TGF store that best encapsulates your interpretation of the theme and you could win a $50 gift certificate!

For my card I inked up the sassy Creeper Riley because her hoodie looked like it would make for the perfect rain slicker. I guess that makes it pretty obvious that I pulled inspiration for my card from our spring weather. It's a safe bet that we will get our share of passing rain showers this time of year and I love how Riley's attitude kinda says, "Wet hair? Don't care." Nothing is bringing this girl down and I think that makes for a perfect stay positive kind of card. :) 

Alrighty friends, have fun with this one. I can't wait to see what you create!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Heidi Swapp
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Creeper Riley), My Favorite Things (Distressed Patterns), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black and Studio Calico glass slipper
My Favorite Things double stitched rectangle die
Queen & Co dots
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E71, R00, R20
hair- E30, E33, E35, E47
eyes- B66
eyeshadow- W0, W2, G000
clothes- Y00, Y04, Y15, Y19, V20, V22, V28, BV29, BG90, G000, G00, W0, W2, W4, W6, W9

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dreams do come true...

Hi there! 

For my card today I pulled out the Ever After stamp kit to create a super cute scene. There are so many adorable little Beans in this set, all dressed up like characters from a fairy tale, it was hard to pick just two to color up. When I finally settled on this couple I ended up going with an Ariel and Prince Eric look for them. And I can't even tell you how much I love the castle that is included in the set as well. I stamped it in grey tones and kept my Copic colors less intense to try and make it look like it was further in the background. 
There is good news too if you missed out on ordering this set the first time it was available... May 1st-5th pre-orders will go up in the TGF store for not only the new Aloha stamp kit but also many of the past kits which includes Ever After! So mark your calendars if you've had some of these on your stampy wish list, I know I will be hitting the store first thing!  ;)

Have a great weekend everybody!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Ever After set and Your Wings set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, YR24, YR27, E39
hair- T5, T7, T9, 100
dress/crown- R000, R20, R21, R43, R00, Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28
clothes- B37, B39, BV29, C5, C7, C9, Y11, Y21, Y26, E81
castle- W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28, E81, R21
grass/trees- YG00, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67, E35
sky- BG0000, BG000, 0
bird- R11, R20, B00, B52