Thursday, July 20, 2017

You're a lifesaver...

Mornin' friends! 

Have you seen the new Littles that were just introduced during the last Stamping Bella release? Talk about cutie patooties! I couldn't resist adding a few to my Stamping Bella collection and this darling girl from the Snorkel set was the first to get herself on a card. I wanted her to look like she was floating in the water so I stamped the duck floaty first then masked it off along with the space below it so that this Little's feet disappeared beneath the surface once she was stamped on. Next I grabbed the sun from the Sandcastle set and the waves from the Tiny Townie Frances Loves to Float set to bring this simple scene together. The sentiment is from the Ellen Hutson Stay Salty set and I inked it in a slightly darker shade than the water so that it was very tone on tone and subtle looking. I think it's a happy little card and I can't wait to get more of these Littles stamped up soon!  :)

Later gators!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Stamping Bella (The Littles Snorkel set, The Littles Sandcastle set, Tiny Townie Frances Loves to Float set), Ellen Hutson (Stay Salty set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico mint hint and glass slipper
My Favorite Things double stitched circle die 
My Favorite Things mat stax circle die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E15, E09, E18
clothes/floaty- RV02, RV14, Y02, Y19, Y17, YR07
ocean- BG11, BG23, BG05
sky- BG000, B00, 0
sun- Y00, Y04, Y15, Y17, 0

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

All sorts of wonderful...

Hello, hello!

This pretty gal from LDRS Creative was looking very summer-ish to me so it seemed a good time to ink her up. She's called Flower's For You and I love how flowy and breezy she looks in her easy summer dress. I paired her up with this pretty paper from the Pink Paislee Summer Lights 6x6 pad and a lacey looking die from Papertrey Ink because they both had the pretty, girlie vibe that suited this beauty. What can I say? Sometimes you are just in a mood to go super feminine and I make no apologies for that, LOL!  ;)

Thanks for stopping by my friends! 

 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pink Paislee (Summer Lights)
stamps- LDRS Creative (Flowers For You), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts pink ombre
Papertrey Ink mix and mat scallop die
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E57, E59, E49
clothes- RV52, RV55, RV66, RV69, R12, R14, YR02, Y04, Y21, Y26, RV09, RV02, BG53, YG01

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Take it easy...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. My last box of happy mail included the new Lumberjack Guys stamp set from CC Designs along with the Cabin Fever paper pack. I knew the two would be a match made in outdoorsy heaven and couldn't wait to use them on a card together. Simple Stories is one of my favorite paper companies because I love all the sheets they have that are divided into multiple little scenes and sayings. Once you cut them apart they are perfect for cards and that is just what I did to get this mountain background. The 'trail head' sign and sentiment are both stickers from the sticker sheet that was included in the pack as well. All that was left to do was pick a lumberjack to live in this high mountain scene and I finally landed on this cutie because I liked that he was sitting on a stump which added a bit more interest. He really pulls the whole thing together with his easy, laid back attitude, don'tcha think?   

Alrighty, well the July Challenge is in full swing over on the 7 Kids blog and with all the fabulous new stamps and supplies that Kelly has been bringing into the store that $20 gift certificate that is up for grabs could really help to fill a shopping cart! So get crafty and join the fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- Simple Stories (Cabin Fever)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Lumberjack Guys set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simple Stories Cabin Fever stickers
Frantic Stamper deckle edge square die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, YR21, E33
eyes- BV04, BV13
clothes- E40, E81, 0, B95, B97, B99, YG21, YG25, YG67, W4, W6, W8, YR23, E34, E35
stump/grass- E53, E55, E57, E59, YG67, G29

Monday, July 17, 2017

Enjoy the little things...

Good morning!

This little Bean from the Bloom Kit is called Jolene and from the get go I thought she had a very tropical vibe about her. So I had set her aside until the right time came along and now here we are. I paired Jolene up with the Fun in the Sun papers from Doodlebug because that floral print was too perfect of a match not to. No surprise that I colored her up to match and I think she looks like the sweetest little island cutie now. The sentiment also comes from the same 6x6 paper pad and I thought it would be fun to turn it into a shaker so that I could enter this card into the current Farm Fresh Challenge

Ok then, time for me to get ready for the day. Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Fun in the Sun)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Bloom Bean Kit Jolene)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things single stitched frame rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Papertrey Ink Shaker Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00,R20
hair- N5, N7, N9, 110
clothes/flowers- G05, G07, G29, YG21, YG25, YG17, B02, B04, B06, YR02, YR07, YR09, RV21, RV14, RV09

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sunshine in my day...

TGIF!

Here she is, little miss Summer from the 4 Seasons Girls set by Roberto's Rascals. I have now officially gotten all eight of these cuties onto cards and I am quite proud of myself. Summer is a sassy looking little gal don'tcha think? I found this bicycle scene in the Sunkissed 6x6 paper pad and I liked the idea that she was out enjoying a leisurely ride to the local farmer's market and got herself a fresh bouquet of flowers. I love days like that, with no where you have to be and nothing you have to be doing... I just wish I had more of them! 

Alrighty friends, have fun and stay cool this weekend!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (sunkissed)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals 4 Seasons Girl set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico sunny day
Memory Box stitched tiny scallop border die
Doodlebug gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
eyes- B21, B26
clothes- R24, R29, E09, RV14, RV25, BG02, BG05, B06, Y06, Y17, YG21, YG25

Thursday, July 13, 2017

You're cool...

Olo!

Over the past year I have been creating cards in each season with the corresponding kids from the Roberto's Rascals 4 Seasons sets. Winter, spring and fall have all been featured here and today I'm wrapping things up with Summer. I've also been pairing them all up with Doodlebug papers so first things first, I had to find the bright and happy Sunkissed paper pad that came out last summer and color this cool little dude to match. He's so confident and carefree looking so I had to use the paper with the little ice cream truck to give him a perfect summer treat. Talk about an instant scene and he fits right into it... love when that happens! I've so enjoyed each and every one of these cute boys and it feels great to have the complete set of semi-coordinating cards. :)

Alrighty, see you back here tomorrow with his summer girl counterpart.     
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Sunkissed)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals 4 Season's Boys set), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle frame
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100
eyes- E23, E57, BG000
clothes- Y35, YR04, YR07, YR09, BG02, BG05, B06, C0, C2, YG21, YG25

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Campy Birthday to You...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the new month and that means it's time for the July 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids challenge blog. Playing along is easy, all you have to do is use at least one product that can be found in the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and link back to the challenge blog in your own post, which gives you a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate at the end of the month... who doesn't love that?
For my challenge inspiration card I pulled stamp sets from two different companies and had fun mixing things up to create a cozy camp fire scene. First off I grabbed this outdoorsy looking guy from the TGF Mini Remix Boys set and then used a bunch of the awesome camping accessory stamps from the new Sugar Pea Designs Easily A-Moose'd set to add to the camping vibe of the card. Next I used the cool tree scape border dies to create the background along with some starry sky paper that I found in my stash. Because I wanted to keep the scene rather contained I decided to grab the stitched circle from the Making Waves die set for a very clean and simple design that is still full of charm and whimsy.
I am also entering this card into the Mix It Up Challenge #33 over on the Sugar Pea Designs blog. SPDMIU33

Alrighty, I hope to see some of my crafty friends joining the fun with me this month over at 7 Kids!   :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
paper- October Afternoon (Camp Fire)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mini Remix Boys set), Sugar Pea Designs (Easily A-Moose'd set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico doc brown
Sugar Pea Designs tree scape dies
Neat and Tangled making waves die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E35
clothes- B95, B97, B99, E81, E84, E87, E89, R14, R27, R46, C1, C2, N10
bird- B12, B16, B28, E50, 100, C6
stump/stick - E41, E42, E43, E44
lantern- G21, G46, G29, B01
marshmallow- E53, E55, E57
fire- T1, T3, T5, Y04, Y08, Y35, YR04, YR09