Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Big Birthday Wishes...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. To be honest, I came into this week not having a solid plan for today's card which is unusual for me. Normally, I've gotten a new stamp or have a technique I want to play with so I know generally what I'm going to do well in advance. This time though, Monday hit and I still had no idea. So I sat down and started flipping through my stamps until this fun Candle Blowing birthday girl from CC Designs caught my eye. I always love the challenge of coloring candle glow and I decided to make it really dramatic by coloring the background dark grey... like all of the lights have been turned off for the song and celebration. So I did that and was happy with how it turned out but she was looking rather lonely all by herself in that dark room so I grabbed the older Surprise! set and stamped in a couple of fellow party goers. By keeping them in grey tones with only touches of candle glow the birthday girl remains the star of the show. Then I found the perfect sentiment in Jessie's new Happy Birthday to You set from Whimsy to pull it all together. I guess the lesson to take away is that sometimes 'winging it' can lead to fun ideas and results!

There is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner so get to creating and join the fun!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Candle Blowing and Surprise! set), Whimsy Stamps (Happy Birthday to You set), My Favorite Things (mirror image stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark clear
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
Doodlebug Sprinkles
My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R20
hair- YR23, E09, E18, E59
clothes- RV21, RV14, RV29, V05, V06, RV69, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y28, C00, C1, C2, C5, C7, C10, B01, B04, B39, YG00, YG21, YG25
cake- E34, E35, E37, RV29
frosting/candle- RV10, RV52, V05, Y15, Y17, YG21, YG17
table- E43, E44, E47
glow- Y00, Y02, Y04, Y11
background- W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W8, W9

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gettin' stuff done...

Good morning!

OK, so I was already a fan of this spunky little Wild Sprout digi called Halle but when I got this new Domestic Bliss paper pack and found that piece with the sentiment on it I just HAD to use the two together. With her fun top knot and sassy attitude Halle certainly looks like a girl who is getting stuff done on her own terms and I love that. The pretty floral paper is from the same paper collection and of course I pulled all the colors for her ensemble to match. A couple of flowers to embellish and this card was complete! :)

Later gators!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories (Domestic Bliss)
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (WS Halle)
Prima flowers
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- BG53
eyeshadow- YG91
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- YG01, YG03, YG93, YG95, BG11, BG34, BG49, BG07, B39, BV29, YR30, YR31, Y26, 0

Friday, May 19, 2017

Believe...

TGIF my friends!

I kinda fell in love with the Tweetie Pies stamp set when it was released a month or two ago over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and it immediately went on my wish list. So when 7 Kids recently added it to the store I had to snatch it right up! I just adore this little Earth goddess looking beauty with her birdie buddy and had to get her on a card first. I paired her up with this pretty sentiment and some great floral papers from my stash to create a peaceful scene for these two to live in. And I'm entering this card into the "anything goes" Saturday challenge over on the KK blog so wish me luck! :)

I hope your weekend is wonderfully creative! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Kioshi)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Tweetie Pies set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Studio Calico buttercup
Memory Box cloud dies
My Favorite Things radiant rays stencil
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
eyes- E84, E89, BG000
eyeshadow/lips- G000, R43
dress- BV00, V12, V15, YG00, YG03, YG67
flowers- R43, R35, Y15, Y38, Y11, Y21, G000, BG34, E89
bird- Y11, Y21, Y38, W3, W4
shadow- G40, G43

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hello...

Hey there! 

So last May I blew up Forget Me Not Wryn to 'big head' size and had so much fun coloring her that I vowed to do the same with her two other floral sisters. Now here we are a year later and I am finally making that happen. This time I super sized Lilly Wryn and went super bright and colorful with her flowers. And I didn't limit the coloring to her, I've had this cool coloring washi tape just waiting for the perfect card and this one was it. I wanted the tape to look more watercolor-ish so I used my colorless blender to pick up the colors and it really did the trick. Because I have all this flower goodness going on I'm going to enter this card into the current "blooming beautiful" challenge.  :)

Laters! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Tiddly Inks (Lilly Wryn)
American Crafts coloring washi tape
Lawn Fawn hello die
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E31, E33, E35, E47
flowers/dress- Y11, Y04, Y21, RV21, RV14, RV29, V04, V06, RV69, YG21, YG25, YG67, Y38

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hope it was great...

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have a special post today! 

My fellow 7 Kids teamie Jessie just released her very first sentiment set through Whimsy Stamps called Happy Birthday To You!! We are so happy and excited for her!!

To celebrate we are having a 25% off SALE on Whimsy Stamps (May 17th-18th), games on our 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook Page (starting at 5pm EST), along with a small Blog Hop (starting now) for a chance at winning FREE Stamps!!


For a chance at winning the Happy Birthday To You Sentiment Set, hop along with our DT below and leave a comment on each blog. Head over to Jessie's Blog and leave her a Congratulatory Message on her last blog post!! Then stop back by the 7 Kids Blog and let us know you completed the hop! That's it....easy peasy! You have until Saturday, May 20th 12pm EST to leave your comments. 

BLOG HOP LIST:
Kelly 
Michele
Mindy
Rosie
Jessie
7 Kids Challenge Blog 

For my card I paired this fun belated birthday sentiment from Jessie's set with this sweet Whimsy stamp called From Me To You. It looks like she even has a birthday card ready to mail to a special friend, sealed with love and everything. Alrighty then, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye (Magnolia)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (From Me To You and Happy Birthday To You)
ink- Memento desert sand and espresso truffle
Prima flowers
buttons
twine
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
eyes- G43, G46, G99, 100, BG000
eyeshadow/lashes- W0, W2, E47
lips- R21, R22
hair- YR31, YR82, YR21, YR65, E33
dress- B00, BG45, BG07, E50, E81, 0
letter- C0, C1, C3, 0, YR07, YR09, YR18

Happy Birthday...

Hello, hello!

It's Tuesday and once again it is my turn to post over on the 7 Kids blog. I've made a birthday card today and it features the mini Ian from The Greeting Farm's Mega Mini Lift Off set. These mini stamps are so perfect for scene building that I just had to give this birthday boy a whole bunch of star shaped balloons. I didn't bother masking the balloons before stamping because I wanted the lines to show, which helps give the appearance of them being see-through. Then I just colored them in and didn't worry about taking each consecutive color right over top the last. Once Ian and his bouquet of balloons were all colored up I did mask them off so that I could quickly stencil in the sunny background behind him. What a happy day this looks to be! :)
 
Alrighty, there is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner so get to creating and join the fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mega Mini Lift Off set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico sunny day, lemon zest, buttercup, creme brulee, doc brown, clear blue and lime light
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E27, E49
clothes- B93, B97, B99, C00, C1, C3, C5, C6, C9, 100
balloons- R22, R05, R08, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR07, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG01, YG03, YG17, B02, B04, B06
ground- E30, E43, E44, YG17, YG67

Monday, May 15, 2017

You wow my heart...

Good morning!

During a recent sale at Some Odd Girl I picked up this lovely lady called Unicorn Mae. I've always thought she was really pretty but I just couldn't see myself using her as-is with her horn and other equine features. But I figured by blowing her up to "big head" size and masking off her horn and ear I could easily turn her into a more generic and easy to use image. Once that was done I had so much fun coloring her up and making this CAS card for her to live on. And I figure I might as well throw this into the ring over at the SOG 'anything goes' challenge for good measure. :)

Have a great day everybody!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- KI Memories
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Unicorn Mae)
stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Studio Calico doc brown
Doodlebug heart Sprinkle
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, YR24, YR27, E99, E39
eyes- B21, B34, BV29, BG000
eye shadow- YG00, YG21, YG93
lips- R56
clothes- RV02, RV11, RV34, R56, C4, N8

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sending happy thoughts...

TGIF!

I'm heading into a busy weekend so I'm posting on the fly this morning. This clean and simple card features the cutest little Baby Fairy Daffodil digi from Mo's Digital Pencil. I got her a couple weeks ago and I really wanted to get her colored up before spring turned into summer. She looks like she is so full of joy and enthusiasm, I'm pretty sure that I was smiling the entire time I was coloring her. :)

Alrighty, I've really gotta run... have a good one! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Baby Fairy Daffodil)
stamp- Avery Elle (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
Hug Snug ribbon
My Favorite Things Blue Prints dienamic
Kaiser Craft gem
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E21, E55, E57, E49
clothes- Y04, Y08, Y19, BV20, R30, R32, R14, Y35, YR04, YR18
daffodil- Y06, Y15, Y35, Y38, BV20, YG01, YG03, YG17, G20
sky- BG0000, BG000, YR30, R0000, R000

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The little things...

Olo!

I've got a quick little card using an adorable A Day For Daisies digi to share today. She's actually a Halloween image called Dragon Cutie who is originally sporting some big batty wings, but I wanted to make her work on a more spring inspired card so I snipped them off and replaced them with die cut vellum butterfly wings instead. This really lightened her look and now she is ready to rest and relax amidst the sunshine and tall grass. Everything about this card says warm, spring days to me and I couldn't be happier with how it all came together. 

Thanks for stopping by!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Spring Things), MAMBI (green reeds)
vellum
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Dragon Cutie)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Papertrey Ink parakeet green
Lawn Fawn stitched scallop border die
Memory Box wings die
Neat and Tangled sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y11, Y32, YR31, E35
clothes- YR61, RV42, YR02, YR68, G20, YG11, YG03, YG17

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A magical day...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the new month and that means it's time for the May '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?
Kelly recently added Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to the store and I am so excited to finally have a U.S. vendor to order them from. Not that I minded ordering from Canada but the wait for my goodies to make it through customs was no bueno, I much prefer getting my stamps in just a couple days. So for my challenge inspiration card I had to ink up this new princess from Kraftin' Kimmie called Cinderella. Even though I didn't color her up in the traditional Cinderella colors I still liked the idea of a fancy gown magically transforming around her so I did my best to try and create that illusion. There is a whole lot of glitter and shine added but the pic doesn't capture it's true sparkle.
 
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 and Copic X-Press It
American Crafts POW glitter paper
stamps- Kraftin Kimmie (Cinderella), Avery Elle (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink speech bubble die
My Favorite Things scalloped rectangle frame die
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
My Favorite Things brick wall stencil
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic Spica glitter pens
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
eye shadow- BV01, BV23
lips- R83, RV14
eyes- YG21, YG95, YG97, BG000, 0
hair- YR31, E97, YR27, E39
dress- RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66, RV69, RV02, BG11, Y02, C3, C6
background- W1, W2, W4, W5, W7, W8
glow- G000, G00, 0

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Party never...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. This time around I just had to grab one of the newest stamp sets from The Greeting Farm called Kitty Stacks and have a play. Being the cat lover that I am, these pudgy little felines immediately stole my heart. I ended up choosing this tiny sleeper and inked him in desert sand for some no-line coloring. I decided to draw inspiration from my brown tabby, Oscar, who loves to nap on my bed and sketched in a comfy, cozy quilt for him to snooze on. Sure it's a simple scene but I think still very effective at sending the soft and serene vibe that I was going for. :)

Alrighty, well the April Challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when May's Challenge kicks off! With all the new goodies Kelly has been bringing into the store that $20 gift certificate that is up for grabs could really help to fill a shopping cart! ;)
  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Basic Grey
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Kitty Stacks set), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Papertrey Ink shaded lilac
Memory Box stitched die
American Crafts fleece heart
button
Copic markers:
kitty- E40, E50, E42, E31, E55, W7, R30
blanket- BV0000, BV00, BV02, V15, RV95, G43

Monday, May 8, 2017

My happy place...

Good morning!

It's been a few weeks but I finally made time to re-join the fun and play along in the current sketch challenge over on the MFT challenge blog. I've actually had this cute Spring Friends Pure Innocence stamped up for over a year so when I saw the sketch I knew she would work. I love how my friend Tracey adds bangs to these PI cuties so I did the same once I got to coloring and I am so happy with how she looks! At first I was a bit lost on what kind of scene to put her in but I guess I was inspired by the gorgeous day we had yesterday and the view of the lake with the forest beyond that I was enjoying. So I just grabbed my markers and started winging it. It was a bit nerve wracking at first but once it all started coming together I was glad I had tackled that challenge. And since I do feel blessed to live in such a beautiful area, and it truly is my happy place, the sentiment was kind of a no brainer, LOL!  ;)

Laters!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- My Favorite Things (Spring Friends Pure Innocence and More Essential sentiments set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp cloud bank die
My Favorite Things radiant sun die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV20
hair- E35, E57, E59
clothes- B91, B93, B95, B97, Y11, Y04, Y08, BV20, RV25, RV29, YG25, E84, E87, E89
grass- YG00, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17
sky- B0000, B000, 0
lake- B01, B02, B04, E41, G40, G21
forest- YG67, G29, G28, E43, E44, G24, G94
butterfly- RV10, RV11, RV34, E34, E25

Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Birthday to you...

TGIF everybody!

I've got another TGF card to wrap this week up with and this time around I colored one of the Beans from the new Bloom kit. This little beauty is called Blossom and I paired her up with the new Doodlebug Fairy Tales paper for a whimsical birthday card. Blossom had the look of a sweet maiden who could be found skipping over rainbows and playing with unicorns. And the best part is how quick the pre-printed scene pulled the whole card together... gotta love that! All I had to add was Blossom and a few coordinating stickers and this card was done. :)

Have a crafty weekend my friends!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Fairy Tale)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Bloom Bean kit)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug Fairy Tales mini icon stickers
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E31, E35, E57, E59
eyes- BG07
clothes- YG00, YG21, YG03, YG25, RV10, RV52, RV55, RV06, RV17

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Favorite thoughts...

Olo! 

Continuing on with my TGF catch up, today's card features one of the new Wild Sprout digis that were released last week. This darling girl is Lydia and she had me at hello... I mean come on, just look at that sweet face! I love her preppy little dress and her braids, heck everything about her is cute. I let her gaze direct the design of the card and arched not just the paper but also the sentiment right above her. It's a simple design but effective. :)

Alrighty friends, I've got to run... TTYL!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (WS Lydia)
stamp- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Hero Arts mermaid ombre
Impression Obsession butterflies die
Pretty Pink Posh scallop border die
Zva pearls
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E04, E13, R00, R20
eyes- B32, B37
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- BG10, BG34, BG57, BG72, YG00, YG21, YG95, C1, C3, C5, W8

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

You're kick ass...

Hi there!
 
So I've gotten a lot of fun, new Greeting Farm stamps in the last couple months and I am falling woefully behind on inking them up in a timely manner. One of those stamp sets is the amazing Little Heroes collection. Being the comic nerd that I am, this set was a must have as soon as I saw it. Not only do you get four cute heroes but Marie even included different masks to really allow you to customize your hero. And that's just what I did to turn one of these little guys into my current favorite super hero... Deadpool. I altered the full face mask just a bit by drawing in the point on the back and adding in the smaller eyes then I also drew in his swords and utility belt. I gotta say... I couldn't be any happier with this chibi Deadpool, LOL! Then I used the Avery Elle Super set to give him a rooftop to scuffle with bad (badder?) guys on and this cheeky sentiment from Paper Smooches to really drive home the naughty but funny Deadpool vibe. I really had a blast with this one and I think it shows.  ;)

Later gators!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Little Heroes set), Avery Elle (Super set), Paper Smooches (Uplifters sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things word bubble die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
Deadpool- W4, W8, W10, R17, R46, E18, E55, E57, E59, E31, C2, C4
sky- BV02, BV13, BV17, BV23, BV25, BV29
buildings- C4, C6, T5, T7, N4, N6, Y04
dust/roof top- W00, W1, W2, W4, W5, W7, W9

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Introverts unite...

Hello crafty friends! 

It's Tuesday and that means I have a new card that I've made for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. This week I decided to take a Christmas stamp and do a tiny bit of altering to make her work on cards all year long. This pensive looking little sweetie is called Oh Deer! and she is from LDRS Creative. Those eyes... that face... who could resist such a doll? Now like I mentioned, Oh Deer! was part of a winter release last year and the original image has her wearing reindeer antlers on her head but by wiping the ink off the antlers with a baby wipe before stamping she became a simple, shy girl that I could work into any number of card designs. This time around I paired her with a fun introvert themed stamp that suited her perfectly since she looks like she wants to pull that turtle neck sweater up over her head and hide any moment now, LOL! So there you have it... a simple and easy trick to stretch the use of your stamp collection, which is always a good thing. ;)
 
Oh and don't forget that there is still time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- LDRS Creative (Oh Deer!), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Hero Arts meadow ombre
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
eyes- B23, B26, B69, 100
lips- R81, R85
hair- E23, E25, E29, E49
shirt- V12, V15, V17, V09

Monday, May 1, 2017

Smile...

Good morning!

Happy May Day to all my crafty friends out there. I can remember gathering tulips and daffodils into a construction paper cone as a child and leaving them on our doorstep for my mom to find as a May Day surprise. It was so fun to knock on the door and then run and hide, waiting for the gift to be found. Looking back now I feel sorry for my Mom's poor flower beds... all that work only to have the flowers all plucked in one day. She never seemed to mind though and we did end up with some lovely bouquets, LOL! 
Since I can't share real flowers here on the ol' blog I figure paper flowers are the next best thing. So I pulled out one of my all time favorite floral papers from the Simple Stories Sunshine and Happiness collection and inked up the perfect little fairy to go with. She is from Impronte d'Autore and she's called Fatina Stella Di Natale. Originally she is supposed to be a Christmas poinsettia fairy but I didn't see why she couldn't be enjoyed all the year through. I inked her up in a light grey to do some more no-line coloring and I'm quite pleased with the results. When it came time to embellish the card she looked like she needed something to engage with down in that corner so I threw on a few flowers. Then I thought that it would be nice to have a ladybug peeking out but I didn't have a ladybug sticker that was small enough. The solution presented itself when I pulled out my sequins to fill the flower centers. There was a pink sequin that was the perfect size and color so I just flipped it dome side up and drew on the black dots and antennae... voila instant ladybug!   :)

Have a beautiful day! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Sunshine and Happiness)
stamps- Impronte d'Autore (Fatina Stella Di Natale), October Afternoon (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and grey flannel
My Favorite Things dome stitched die
Prima flowers
Pretty Pink Posh summer mix sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E49
flower- RV55, RV17, RV19, R89, Y06, Y18, YR04
wings- G000, G00, BG0000
dress- YG21, YG93, YG95, YG23, Y06, Y18, YR04
ground- E30, E31, E34, E44