Monday, November 11, 2019

Merry Christmas...


 
Hi friends!

It's day one of the Greeting Farm's November release and we are introducing the first of three new clear sets. If you're a fan of the Miss Anyas then you will be excited to see the new Miss Anya Darling set! These three fabulous gals are all decked out in pretty party dresses making them quite versatile for card making throughout the year. Because I am currently in the throws of Christmas card making I challenged myself to make these Anyas work as Christmas party goers. So for my card today I paired this stylish gal with a candy cane from the older Pop Out Xmas set and by masking it into her hand then coloring her stylish ensemble in matching colors I think she looks quite festive. Miss Anya Darling will be available for purchase on the 15th along with the other new stamps.

Now hop on over to the TGF blog to see all the darling cards from my fellow Farmers, plus an extra one from me, using the new Miss Anya Darling set. Then check back tomorrow for day two of previews. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Sassafras Lass
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Darling set and Pop Out Xmas set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink Cocoa Bean, Soft Stone and Pure Poppy
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Papertrey Ink Christmas word die
My Favorite Things star confetti stencil
Pebbles candy dots
Kaiser Crafts gem
Wink of Stencil clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- V17, E23, E25
hair- E35, E57, E49
clothes- E50, E81, BV31, R24, R29, R59
 

Merry Everything...

Good morning! 

Just a quick pop in to share this fun card that I made for a card exchange I had signed up for last month. My exchange partner lives in Israel so I wanted to steer clear of traditional holiday colors and images yet still capture the joy of the season. This darling pair of penguins from the CC Designs Christmas Together set was just the stamp I was looking for. Sure there is a little sprig of holly up on that chick's cap but by keeping my color scheme very non-traditional I think these two will make anyone smile no matter what holiday they are celebrating. I mean come on, they are so freakin' adorable... I just want to squeeze one them! LOL

Alrighty, gotta run. See ya back here at midnight EST with day 1 of TGF previews!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- CC Designs (Christmas Together), Kaiser Crafts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter stamp
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
sky- BG10, BG11, BG32, YR30, YR31
snow/ice- C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, 0
big penguin- E50, E81, 0, YR30, YR31, R30, N4, N6, N9, 110, YR15, E09
little penguin- N0, N1, N3, N4, N5, N6, N9, 110, R30
gift/clothes- C0, C2, C3, C5, BG53, BG57, BG78, BV11, V25, V28, V99, E40, E81, E84, G000, G00, G02, BG93, G03, G16, BG99, R35, R59

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Make it Merry...

Hey there friends!

Today I'm sharing my last official card as a guest designer for Hello Bluebird. I just want to take a sec and thank all of the lovely ladies over there for inviting me to join them, this was a truly amazing release and I was proud to be a part of it! For my final card I thought it would be a fun change up from my usual card making style of stamping and masking to instead use the coordinating dies that are available for each set and manually build my scene. This was the perfect opportunity for it since I really wanted to use the cool Treehouse scene die as well. So I grabbed the Merry Mice set and planned out which cutie would be doing what on this holiday card. I'll admit that I'm so used to building my scene from the foreground to the background that it took some adjusting to reverse my process and build from the back forward. But I'm super happy with how it turned out and considering that front door really opens this will probably be the most interactive card I ever make, LOL! I gotta say, it's nice to get out of my box once in a while and stretch my creative muscles a bit but to be honest... I'm totally itchin' to see what kind of scene I can stamp and mask these mice into next time. ;)

Enjoy your Sunday!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Merry Mice)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and grey flannel and Catherine Pooler hot tub and skylight
Hello Bluebird Treehouse scene die
Hello Bluebird Merry Mice coordinating dies
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
treehouse- E53, E55, E27, R24, R29, E18, G000, G00, BG72, W0, W2, E49
mouse with hat- E40, E42, E43, E44, E93, E04, G000, G00, BG72, C5, 100, R24, R29, R89
mouse with snowball- E40, E41, W1, W2, W3, W5, E93, E04, E81, R24, R29, R89
mouse on ladder- E40, E41, C1, C2, C3, C4, E93, E04, E81, G16, BG99
mouse in door- E40, E41, E70, E71, E74, E93, E04, E81, E84, G00, BG72
snow/snow mouse- G0000, G000, BG90
ladder- E34, E47
bow- G02, G16, BG99
lights- G16, Y000, Y18
 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sending love this Christmas...

Hello there!

It's time for another Scenic Saturday post over on the Bellarific blog. Now that Halloween has come and gone I am all about the Christmas cards and some of my favorite Christmas cuties this year are the very special Bundle Girls. There is just something about these cozy cuties that give me all the feels and they easily lend themselves to some of the most emotive scene cards that I've made. Bundle Girl with Reindeer took me back to my childhood as soon as I saw this sweet pair because it totally reminded me of the old movie, Prancer that I remember watching during a grade school Christmas party. The rest of that year I wished I could befriend a magical reindeer too, LOL! Just looking at the love between these two I knew I wanted to create a background that would really shine the light of that love right on them. So I kept my color palette for the background rather drab, using markers with a grey undertone to them for the sky and pine trees. Then I made sure to only add a few dramatic shadows being cast out from each of the characters, leaving the majority of the snow around them stark white. As a result you can see how it almost glows around them, creating a halo effect. The super dark tree in the foreground acts as a sort of frame and the punch of bright red on each of our characters adds the final touch in pulling the focus right to the heart of this card. 
I hope this inspires you to pull out a handful of markers and play with the effects of light and shadow on your next Bella creation. Stay crafty my friends! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girl with Reindeer and Festive Gnome sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Nuvo red berry crystal drops
Nuvo chalk white stone drops
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
clothes- E50, E81, BV31, R24, R29, E18, T5, T9
reindeer- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, W3, W6, W9, E81, E84, T6, T10, R24, R29, E18, C2, C4, YG63, YG67
background- B91, BG70, BG90, BG93, W5, W8

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Marshmallows to My Cocoa...

Hello friends!

I'm on the Greeting Farm blog with a warm and cozy Christmas card today. I've been saving this cutie from the Mini Remix Friend set for a fun holiday card just like this. As I was looking through my binder of TGF stamps I found the perfect background builders for her in this year's Simon Says Stamp exclusive Greeting Farm Stamptember set, To All of You. The fireplace and Christmas tree were just the right size to set a festive scene for this smaller Anya. I love it when I can mix and match sets like this! With just a bit of masking I had Anya all ready to settle in for a lazy evening sipping cocoa in front of a roaring fire and you just know the Christmas tunes are playing too. ;)

Talk at'cha later!
 Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
paper- Authentique
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mini Remix Friend and SSS exclusive To All of You), Hello Bluebird (Cocoa Party)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Avery Elle wonky scallop frame die
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- G000, G00, B52, R32, R35, R39, G16, G29, C1, C2, E55, E57
glasses- BG10, C00, C1
mug- E50, E81, R32, R35, R39, R29
carpet- E40, E41, E43
fireplace- W2, W3, W4, W6, E23, E27, E49, Y000, Y02, YR04, R39, E31, E34, E57, N2, N4, C2, C4, T3, T5
wall- E31, E55, E57
tree/presents- G94, BG96, BG99, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39, Y18, G03, G16, G29, R32, R35, R39, YG03, YG67

Wishing you joy...

Hey there!

There are so many great new holiday stamps in the newest release from Dreamerland Crafts that I couldn't wait to ink up another fun image and get it on a card. This time I grabbed Wishing You Joy because I just love this sweet couple as they make their way through the snow. As I pictured their surroundings I saw them making their way through a birch forest with a pretty sunset glow shining down on them. I also grabbed a couple cute bunnies from the previously released Staying Dry and Winter Outdoor Activities are so Much Fun stamp sets to add a bit of whimsy to the scene. Then to change things up a bit I thought it would be pretty to add a strip of glitter along the bottom edge of my card using scor-tape and loose glitter. While I do think it turned out pretty I remember now why I rarely use loose glitter... I just can't seem to get it all cleaned off my desk, LOL!

Anywho, time for me to scoot. Have a good one!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Wishing You Joy, Staying Dry and Winter Outdoor Activities are so Much Fun), My Favorite Things (mirror stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink soft stone
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents 
Hero Arts glitter
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
boy hair- E34, E59, E79
boy clothes- W7, W9, E31, E84, E40, E42, E55, E57, E49, W4, W5, W8, YG93, YG95, YG99, BG93, BG96, BG99, N0, N3, N5
girl hair- YR12, E39, E18
girl clothes- W7, W9, E31, E84, E40, E42, E50, E81, BV31, R32, R37, E09, W3, W5, YG93, YG95, YG99, R39
sled- C2, C4, E43, E44, E29, E81, E84
bunnies- C00, C1, C3, E93
sky- YR30, R000, R11, R12
snow- R000, V91, V20, C3
trees- W1, W3, W4, W5, W6, W8, E40, E41, E43, V20, 0
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Happy, merry, joyful...

Hello friends! 

I had fun getting creative yesterday and putting together a Christmas scene using a mash up of Stacey Yacula stamps from both Purple Onion Designs and My Favorite Things. I'm such a fan of Stacey's sweet folk art type style of stamps and I kinda can't believe it took me this long to mix my rubber stash with the MFT clears. First I grabbed Elwood the elf from POD and paired him with the Christmas tree, and ornament box from the Merry Wishes set and the tiny penguin from the Holiday Penguins set, both from MFT. And to finish off the scene I added the Home Sweet Home horizon from POD into the background  I gotta say, I couldn't be any happier with how they all look together and I can't wait to see what other scenes I can come up with now!  :)

Have a good one!
Supply list:
cardstock- Hero Arts kraft and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Purple Onion Designs (Elwood and Home Sweet Home Horizon), My Favorite Things (Holiday Penguins and Merry Wishes)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Nuvo red berry crystal drops
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E25, E29
clothes- E50, E81, E87, R14, R27, R59, E35, E59, G43, YG97, YG99
candy cane- C1, C2, R43, R46, R89
trees- G94, BG93, BG96, BG99, E84, E87
penguin- C0, C2, N3, N5, N8, YR15, YR27
present- R14, R89, YG03, YG67, YG99, C1, C2
ornament box- E30, E31, E34, E42, E43, E44, YG00, YG25, G29, R22, R24, R29, Y02, Y21, Y26
house- T1, T3, T5, W3, W5, BG10, Y00, YR30, R05, E09, E49
sky/snow- B000, B41, B45, B97, YR30, YR31, C1

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Warm Wishes...

Hello, hello!

I'm back with another guest DT card for Hello Bluebird's holiday release that is now available in the HB shop. This time around I've inked up the darling Cocoa Party critters and masked them together into a tight knit group of forest friends who have gathered together to stay warm on a cold winter day. The oversized sentiment is the new Warm Wishes word die that was also part of the recent release and I jazzed it up a bit by stamping the Old Oak background onto kraft cardstock before I die cut it. Once it was glued to my card I also added some of the Nuvo chalk white stone drops to the tops of each letter to create the appearance of snow accumulating on the sentiment. I think it all comes together to create a frosty and festive holiday card full of warmth and good cheer. :)

Toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Cocoa Party and Old Oak Background)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
Hello Bluebird warm wished word die
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #1 die
Nuvo chalk white stone drops
Copic markers:
sky/snow- BG0000, B000, C1
trees- B000, BG02, BG05, BG49
deer- E50, E40, E41, 0, R30, R000, E43, E44, E81, E84, W10
sweater/mug- BV23, BV25, BV29, B60, G07, G29, C1, C3, E50
fox- E50, E41, R30, R000, YR21, YR24, YR27, E29, E49
sweater/mug- YG01, YG63, G94, G99, YG67, BG11, E50
bear- YR21, E31, E33, W5, W6, W10
sweater/mug- R24, R27, E18, E55, E57, C1, YG17, YG67, E50
badger- T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T8, R000, R30, E50, E81, E84
sweater/mug- YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, R46, R89, BG10, C3, E57
skunk- C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, R000, R30
sweater/cookies- R17, R29, R89, E40, E41, E50, E51, E57, C1

 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Wishing You...

Good morning!

The new holiday release from Dreamerland Crafts has recently begun hitting the shelves and I am excited to start sharing some of the cards I've done for this release. There are so many great new images that it made it very hard to choose which one to ink up first. In the end I simply had to create a fun, dashing through the snow, scene with this cutie plowing through the fresh powder. You just know she is rushing to get her Christmas tree home and all decorated for Christmas. The stamp set is called Wishing You and Your Family and the sentiment I used on this is included in the set as well. I paired these cuties with a background stamp from the older Shopping Makes Me Happy set to help set the scene of them driving through town. It looks like a few inches of freshly fallen snow isn't going to slow down these holiday festivities! 
I know that 7 Kids is expecting their shipment of new Dreamerland stamps any day now so keep an eye on the store for even more Christmas goodness!

Later gators!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Wishing You and Your Family and Shopping Makes Me Happy)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things  A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E35
clothes- BG53, BG09, B39, YG03, G07, G29, E50, E81, E84
bears- E31, E55, E57, E93
tree- YG03, YG63, BG96, BG99, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39
car- R05, R27, R89, N2, N4, N6, N9, BG10, C1, C4, C7, W6
snow/sky- C00, C1, C3, B60, BG000, B00, 0
buildings- E71, E74, BG90, BG93, E31, E34, W3, W4, E81, E84, T4, T7, E15, E31, E55, R24, E09, G24, G85, Y21, Y26, BG10


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Very Merrwee Christmas day 2!

Hello again!

We were having a jolly good time celebrating the November Very Merrwee Christmas release from Sweet November Stamps over in the  7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group yesterday. These two festive cards are the results of the Live coloring videos that I did, the first one features Santa doing a little rooftop dance with Dasher and Dancer.
The second card features the adorable Noe elf along with Chrissy the Christmas Mouse and the Room Corner background bundle from last year's November release.
My final coloring videos for this release are today at 11am PST and 3pm PST and the Mega Bundle Deal is good until tomorrow morning... so there is still a lot going on and I hope we see you there! :)

Friday, November 1, 2019

A Very Merrwee Christmas...

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the November digital stamp release for Sweet November Stamps at 7 Kids! This month we are jumping into Christmas with a Very Merrwee Christmas release. These happy little North Pole inhabitants are filled with Christmas cheer. There are five mini bundles and on my cards today I have shown how they can all be mixed and matched together to create a number of joyful Christmas cards. The Santa bundle includes the big guy himself as well as his sleigh and sack full of gifts. I have borrowed one of the presents that come in the Ming Ming bundle to place in Santa's hand and turned Dancer into Rudolph by coloring him with a bright red nose. 




For my second card I have used this sweet Noe elf and the gift bag that comes with her along with the two gifts that come in the Ming Ming bundle. Dasher is also getting in on the Christmas gift giving fun as these two do their secret Santa swap in the reindeer barn. 
And finally this last release card features Mrs. Claus, her tray of cookies and single gingerbread cookie along with Ming Ming the elf and this month's FREEBIE to all  7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group members... the Gingerbread House.


We also have a special MEGA BUNDLE DEAL going in the store for the next two days, where you can get all five of the Very Merrwee Christmas mini bundles for $20, that is like getting one for free! . :) 
And since we wrapped up the exclusive Fairy Tots last month, as promised all 12 are now available in the 7 Kids store so if you missed out on one or two you can finally complete your collection. That means our new exclusive digital stamp which is only available to participants of the October Sweet November posting challenge is... the November Mer Tot! Yep this time around it's all about the mermaids! We know that sometimes it can be intimidating to put ourselves out there and share our creativity so these monthly Mer Tots will be our way of thanking everyone who plays along and shares the Sweet November love.
And don't miss out on all the fun and games and Live coloring videos I will be doing in the  7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group over the next two days as well, we would love to have you join us!


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween my crafty fiends!

The spookiest night of the year is here and I am wrapping up this year's Halloween cards with this fabulous clear stamp from Moonlight Whispers. Yep, you read that right, Sarah the Surfing Sorceress is one of the new clear stamps that Annie has added to her shop and I think she is simply amazing. From the first time I laid eyes on her I could just picture her sailing through the night sky with a giant full moon shining a spotlight right on her so that's exactly what I colored in. In the original image Sarah is joined by the three little bats in front of her but I wanted a couple more tagging along behind so I just moved the stamped and did some selective inking to add her extra friends. I'm not sure where Sarah is flying off to but if I had to guess I think she's on her way to a star studded monster bash... all of the cool ghouls will be there! ;)

Have fun tonight and be sure to come back tomorrow for a very Merrwee Sweet November release! 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Moonlight Whispers (Sarah the Surfing Sorceress), We R Memorykeepers (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic Spica black glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, E97
eyes- BG000, C1, 0, E44, E47
hair- BG34, BG57, BG49, BG99
clothes- C6, C8, C10, 100, V04, RV66, RV69, RV99, Y13, YR04, YR09, E18
broom- E55, E57, E79, YR23, YR24, E35, E29
bats- E43, E44, T4, T6, T9
sky- N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N6, N8, N10
moon- G0000, G20, YG11, C0, C1
clouds- W3, W4, W6

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

I'll put a spell on you...

Hello friends!

It's my turn to post over on The Greeting Farm blog and considering that we are only one day away from Halloween, a day for candy, costumes and maybe even a bit of mischief, I thought it would be fun to grab a Cheeky for my card. I looked through my rubber stamps, then my clears and it wasn't until I scrolled through my digi collection that I found the Cheeky with just the right amount of sass that would work... Cheeky Kitty. She looks to be puuurrrfectly prepared for some Halloween mischief... even that jack o'lantern I colored into the scene seems to agree. I couldn't stop hearing Joey's voice from Friends saying, "How you doin'?" as I worked on this scene, LOL!

Here's to wishing you all a spooktacular Halloween full of sweets and maybe even a silly scare or two. 
 Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (Cheeky Kitty)
stamp- Reverse Confetti (Haunt It)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E25, E57, E49
eyes- YG03, G99
eye shadow- W1, W3, W4, W6
costume- T5, T7, T9, T10, R00, R20, R22
pumpkins- YR30, YR31, YR12, YR15, YR18, E19, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, E84, E87, E89
background- E43, E44, E34, Y32, YR23, YR24, E35, W9, W10, BV20, BV23, BV25, 100
sky- W00, W1, W2, W4, W6, W8, W9, T5, T8

Trick or treat...

Hey there!

It's hard to believe we are only a couple days away from Halloween, where did the month go? Even with these last three days I'm not going to be able to ink up all the fun Halloween stamps that I got this year, some will just have to wait until next year to fulfill their crafty destiny. But today I was able to play with this super cute Halloween stamp that my pal Tress gifted me with recently. These two sweet trick or treaters are no longer available in rubber but they can be found in the Lili of the Valley digi shop. I paired them with a spooky haunted house from an older Penny Black set to help flesh out the scene and add a bit of story to the background. What a delight they were to color up and I'm so glad I was able to fit them into my crafty schedule. :)

Ok, stay spooky guys and ghouls! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Lili of the Valley (Halloween), Penny Black (haunted house), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers: 
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR12, E97, E99, E39
witch clothes- BV23, BV25, BV29, C5, C9, YG00, YG03, YG09, YG67, Y17, YR04, YR15, YR18, 100, E41, E43, RV55, RV66, RV69, RV99, BG10, BG11, Y35, YR04, YR27
ghost clothes- C00, C1, C3, B95, B97, B99, BG99, Y35, YR04, YR27, T3
haunted house- W4, W6, W9, BG93, BG96, BG99, N3, N5, N7, C4, C7, E43, E44, E47, Y02, Y18, C5, C9
road- E34, E35, E44
ground/bushes- G21, G43, YG63, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, G99
trees- E87, E89
sky/moon- B91, B23, B45, B97, B99, B0000, C1  

Monday, October 28, 2019

Let it snow...

Good morning friends!

Can you feel the excitement? It's release day at Hello Bluebird! Yep, tonight at 7pm MT time the entire release will be available in the HB store. But before that we still have two more stamp sets to preview this morning as well as one last chance to win a $50 gift certificate over on the Hello Bluebird blog. For my sneak peek card I've stamped up a bunch of the fun four-legged friends from the new Snowball Fight set. This set is full of puppies and kitties all decked out in winter wear and ready for some frosty fun. I really wanted to play up the whole snowball fight theme and to do that I knew I needed to give my little guys a lot of space, thus the slimline card design. I stamped them up in teams, dogs vs. cats and went to town adding in plenty of flying snowballs between them. I also couldn't resist adding a snowball to that silly pup that that has been knocked on his backside. If you ask me it looks like the cats may be winning, LOL! The sentiment I used comes with the new Snowy Sky Scene die that is releasing tonight as well and it was the perfect finishing touch.

Alrighty, thanks for stopping by! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Snowball Fight)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
Hello Bluebird Snowy Sky Scene die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
snow/sky- B0000, B000, B00, B32, G0000, C00, C1
trees- G24, BG96, BG99, 0, E25, E47
husky- N0, N1, N3, N4, N5, N7, N10, 100, 0, R000, R30
spot- E31, E53, E55, E57, E59, R000, R30, B16, B37, B39, BV29
lab- YR30, Y32, E33, R000, R30, RV42, E04, BG23, BG57, BG78, E40, E41, E42, 0, BV20
ginger kitty- E50, E41, YR21, YR12, E97, E99, R000, R30, RV42, E81, E84, RV63, V15, V17, BV08, BV29
black cat- W4, W6, W8, 100, R30, YG00, YG03, YG67, C2, C3
tabby- E30, E31, E40, E42, E44, R000, R30, W5, B02, B04, B16
 


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Season's Greetings...

Hello again!

It's day three of the Hello Bluebird holiday release previews and we've got a whole lot more crafty goodness to share. Today's preview is all about the darling Oh Christmas Tree set as well as two new scene dies, Snowy Sky and Winter Woods. I gotta say it was a fun change up incorporating these pre-cut scene elements into my card design. Normally I would be coloring the background in from scratch but by coloring the die cuts and layering them together I had a full scene ready to go just like that for my little festive woodland friends. And these cuties are just the tip of the iceberg because this set is chalk full of critters and accessories that can be mixed and matched in so many different ways. There are so many more ideas already floating around in my head with this set that I can't wait to get it inky again. :)

Be sure to check out the Hello Bluebird blog for more Christmas tree cuteness from the HB team and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the HB store. Then come back tomorrow as we wrap up previews before the release Monday night at 7 pm MT!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Oh Christmas Tree)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
Hello Bluebird Snowy Sky Scene die
Hello Bluebird Winter Woods die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
sky- Y000, Y00, Y11, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV13, BV04, BV17
trees- E40, W4, W8
snow- BV000, BV00, B0000, C1, E43
fox- YR14, YR27, E39, E29, E49, E50, E81, R000, R30, BG53, BG75, BG78
rabbit- N0, N1, N3, N7, R000, R30, BV34, V28, BV29
rabbit- E50, E30, E31, E35, R000, R30, G00, G02, YG45
squirrel- W1, W3, W5, E40, R000, R30, B12, B37
christmas tree/star- G43, G94, BG99, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39, G07, G29
bird- E21, E23, E27, R05, E07, E19, E42, YR23, R30, BG72, BG15, BG18, G24, G46
presents/ornaments- R43, R46, R89, Y02, Y18, Y26, YG00, YG03, YG17, B02, B05, B16, BG32, BG45, BG18
 
 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

From our family to yours...

I know, I know... two posts in one day, this is crazy! 

But we are rolling right along with the Hello Bluebird holiday release previews and I can't wait to show you what we have today. This preview is all about the fantastic new Family Photo set that features Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Frosty, Prancer, Blitzen and a couple of penguins and birds... aren't they just crazy adorable?! And the really great thing is that this card didn't require a whole lot of masking because the main image includes all but one of the penguins and one of the reindeer. I challenged myself to stamp them all up with Fade Out ink so I could do some no-line coloring. I will admit it was a labor of love with all of these different characters but I absolutely adore how soft and sweet the end result is. For the sentiment I grabbed another new set, Bold Holiday, and paired the large 'joy' with the tag line that comes in the Family Photo set. 

Don't forget to check out the Hello Bluebird blog for more festively fun cards from the HB team and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the HB store. Then come back tomorrow as we continue the countdown to release day on Monday the 28th at 7 pm MT!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Family Photo and Bold Holiday)
ink- Ink on 3 fade out, Papertrey Ink pure poppy and Versafine onyx black
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Smooch gold and silver
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
deer- E50, E40, E41, E43, 0, R000, R30, E31, E55, E57, E81, E84, W9
harnesses- Y02, Y21, Y26, E39, R14, R27, R89, 
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C00, C1, C2
santa's suit- E40, E81, BV20, R14, R27, R59, W5, W8
mrs. claus' clothes/cookie-BG10, W00, W1, E42, YG11, G43, G46, G29, BG99, E55, E57, E47, E23, E25, R46
penguins- T0, T1, T2, T5, T7, T9, YR23, YR24, YG11, G43, G46, BG11, BG34, BG72, BG75, Y02, Y21, Y26
snowman- G000, BG0000, C1, 0, YR04, YR18, E09, C5, C7, C10, W9, R14, R27, R59, R46, G43, G46, BG99
birds- N0, N1, N3, N4, N7, Y11, Y21, E40, E81, BG11, BG34, BG72, BG75
snow/sky- B000, B00, G0000, C00
trees- BG96, BG99
 

Never wasted...

Hey there!

It's time for another Scenic Saturday post and this go round I was drawn to do something cozy and indoors. The new Curvy Girl Multitasker had just the vibe I was going for. Once I had this beauty stamped and masked off I grabbed the large Fall Window and stamped it right behind her. This immediately set the mood for that perfect, lazy Autumn day that I wanted to capture on this card. I kept my color choices for the room warm and earthy to further that fall look then made Miss Multitasker nice and bright so she and her kitty would really pop. The sentiment I added comes with Tiny Townie Courtney Loves Kitties and it could basically be the mantra I live by, LOL! Seriously, if I could swap places with this relaxed pair of pals right now I SO would. 😉

Here's hoping you all have a relaxing and crafty weekend!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Multitasker, Fall Window and Tiny Townie Courtney Loves Kitties)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink coca bean
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- V05, RV66, RV99, YG01, YG93, YG95, YR21, YR15, YR18
chair- E50, E41, E43, E55, E57, E49
book/mug- B45, B37, B39, BG10, C3
cat- N0, N2, N4, N7, W1, W3
sky- B00, B01, B12
ground- G43, YG63, G94
trees- Y04, Y19, YR04, R35, E19, E84, E87
wall- Y11, Y32, V20, E81, 0
curtains- E55, E57, C5, C7
floor- E31, E34, E43, YR24, YR27, E18