Sunday, May 26, 2019

Moonlight Whispers May release!

Hello, hello! 

I'm back today with a handful of new cards to help celebrate this month's Moonlight Whispers digital stamp release which is now available in Annie's Etsy shop. There are three new images being released today, each one of them capturing those wonderful carefree summer days; Fresh Limonade, Puppy at the Beach and The Sandcastle. 

First up is Fresh Limonade. Ahhhh, to be as relaxed as this stylin' beach resort babe. It doesn't get much better than a warm tropical breeze and a cold drink in your hand with nowhere to be and all the time in the world to just sit back and chill. Everyone else on that beach may have headed back to the hotel but there is no rushing this pretty gal as she basks in that glorious sunset.
Next we have Puppy at the Beach who seems to be getting into all sorts of mischief. All this gal wanted to do was walk back to the resort in peace but her playful pup has other ideas. Perhaps he wants to stay and play in the waves some more or maybe more sniffing of those palm trees is in order. Either way he has grabbed hold of her wrap and he isn't letting go! ;)
And finally we are wrapping up this release with The Sand Castle. This sweet father/daughter duo are enjoying a fun beach vacation with plenty of sun, sand and sea to inspire good times that will become life long memories for each of them. From the look of things an attempt to build the most epic sand castle has become more of an exercise in burying pops neck deep in the sand and she is looking quite pleased with herself. 

Alrighty, well I hope you've enjoyed this summer fun release and head on over to the Moonlight Whispers shop to create some summer fun of your own! 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Just keep swimming...

Hello friends!

I'm up on the Blogabella with another Scenic Saturday card today. I couldn't let MerMay come and go without inking up the beautiful Tiny Townie Mermaid. She is definitely one of my all time favorites and making an under the sea scene with her is super easy because of all the fun little element stamps that come with her. With a bit of masking I was able to have her floating right among all that seaweed and her special treasure chest. But I didn't stop there, I also grabbed the Under the Sea Backdrop set while I had everything masked and by strategically inking first one side and stamping then shifting the stamp and inking the opposite side then stamping, I was able to make a long stamp, designed more for horizontal cards, work on my vertical card because where the lines would meet is hidden behind the treasure. For me that is part of the fun of stamping, seeing how I can work with the stamps I have in different ways like masking, layering and selective inking, to really stretch how I can use them on various cards. So as always I encourage you to look at the Bella stamps you have in your crafty stash with fresh eyes and an adventurous spirit as you come up with new and fun stamp combinations. :)

 Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Mermaid, Under the Sea Backdrop and Under the Sea sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Nuvo cloud nine dream drops
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00,R20
hair- YR21, YR24, YR27, E39
tail- BV00, BV11, BV13, BV17, BV08, R81, R83, RV99
top- Y11, Y21, Y26, YG03
shell- E50, E51, E97, E99
bubbles- BG10, RV10, Y00
treasure chest- E43, E44, E47, Y02, Y21, Y26, E27
seaweed- YG03, YG95, YG99
cave wall- BV23, BV25, BV29
sand- E30, E31, E33, E34
water- BG10, B00, BG53, BG09

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wide open spaces...

Hi friends! 

I am over on The Greeting Farm blog today and the third cutie from the new Miss Anya Crop set has been pretty adamant about getting on a card of her own. So I started to look her over and see where her fun look would lead me in coming up with a scene for her. Right off the bat I pictured her in a jean jacket, which then led me to the floral print mini skirt. Add those tall cowboy boots to that ensemble and I had a down home country cutie standing before me. So of course she needed some farm land to live in as well as a friend from the retired McSplendid Farm set to keep her company. It's always fun to see where a stamp takes you and just how versatile these characters from The Greeting Farm can be.  ;)

Stay crafty!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Crop and McSplendid Farm), Purple Onion Designs (Farm background), Kraftin' Kimmie (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E51, E33, E35
clothes- B91, B93, B95, B97, E55, E57, E49, R43, R35, R59, Y18, YG03, YG95, C0, C2
barn/fence- R05, E07, E09, E18, C2, C3, C6, W4, W7, W8, E84
silo- T1, T3, T10 
grass/road- YG21, YG03, YG25, YG17, G43, G94, G99, BV20, E42, E43
sky- B0000, B01, B12
rooster- C0, C2, W1, W3, 0, Y38, YR24, R14, R05, E09

Lots of sunshine...

Hello, hello! 

Have you seen the newest Mama Elephant stamps to arrive at 7 Kids? They are SO cute! I just got my hands on a couple of the new summer sets and I couldn't wait to get these cute Beach Chickies on a card. Because they are on the smaller side I wanted to change things up a bit and instead of coloring in an entire card front I cut a skinny strip and contained my beachy scene within it so it reads as more of a snapshot. This left me some room to play with a stenciled background as well. Rather than color them up as traditional chicks I thought it made more sense to have a bunch of seagulls playing at the beach so out came my grey markers. From the looks of these pudgy little seagulls they certainly don't miss many opportunities to steal a french fry or two, LOL! All in all this turned into quite the happy little card. ;)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Mama Elephant (Beach Chickies and Summer Splash)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico sunny day
My Favorite Things circle stax die
Lawn Fawn stitched border die
Heffy Doodle stencil
Nuvo jewel drops limoncello and sea breeze
Copic markers:
sand- E50, E31, E33
water- BG10, BG11, BG53
seagulls- C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, Y17
flamingo floatie- FRV1 RV06, RV19, C2, 100
crabs- YR04, YR09, E19
towel/umbrella- Y02, Y15, Y19, C1, C2, V22
shorts- FBG2, FB2
starfish- V04, V06, V09

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

I miss seaing you...

Hello friends! 

So I got this sweet Little Coral Girl mermaid from Picket Fence Studios late last fall and she has been waiting ever so patiently for MerMay. Now here we are and it is time to get her on a card. I stamped her in desert sand for some no-line coloring along with some of the extra accessory stamps like the seaweed and hermit crabs. Once I had them and the
background colored up I grabbed the little fish silhouette stamps and added them to the water in a light blue ink along with some of the larger, more detailed fish from the I am a Mermaid set in a darker blue. I thought the sentiment suited her demure look quite nicely and pulled the whole scene together. :)

Alrighty, I'm off for a fun day of crafting and coloring, catch ya in 24! 
Supply list:
Cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Picket Fence Studio (Little Coral Girl and I am a Mermaid)
ink- Memento desert sand, Studio Calico clear blue and Hero Arts blue ombre
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Nuvo rosewater jewel drops
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E33, E35
tail- RV10, RV13, RV14, RV29, Y11, YR31
flower/top- RV21, R43, RV29, BG18, BG99
water- BG0000, BG000, B00, BG01, BG02
crabs- YR15, YR07, YR18, E81, E84, YR27, E99
fish- YG01, FYG2, BG45
background- YG07, G07, G29, E50, E30, E31, E33, E34, BV20, BV23, BV25, YG00, YG01, FYG1, FYG2

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A smooth sea...

Hey there! 

Yesterday was another busy day with no time for coloring which made today the perfect day to share this card that I did during Saturday's Live coloring video in the 7 Kids Customers Create group. We were celebrating the Sweet November Vault release for May, which is still available at 7 Kids until Saturday the 25th, and the gals voted on coloring up Shimmer Redkelp and her pal Otto. We had so much fun getting carried away with the whole pirate theme, first by turning her bandana into a pirate flag then dressing her otter pals as little deck hands and finally by adding in the pirate ship and stormy sky for extra drama... I'm telling you, we had a blast with this one! The rest of the card I put together after the fact by finding the perfect sentiment in my stamp stash and some washi tapes that matched the clothes my characters ended up wearing. I can't even tell you how happy this different tke on Shimmer makes me, I smile from ear to ear every time I look at it. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Sweet November (Shimmer Redkelp and Otto)
stamp- The Ton (Mermaid Vibes)
ink- Versamark watermark
American Crafts white embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Nuvo gold luxe dream drops
October Afternoon washi tape and sticker
Doodlebug washi tape
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
I don't have a list but you can see the colors used in this video

Monday, May 20, 2019

Simply wonderful...

Good morning! 

How about a bit of Dreamerland fun today? I've had this Happy Together stamp sitting on my desk for a while now just waiting for the right inspiration to come along and spark the perfect scene for these two pals. Sometimes that inspiration comes in the form of another stamp set. I recently added the Lake house Try Folds set by Art Impressions to my collection and those little row boats where just what I needed to get me to see these two looking out over a lake on a beautiful early summer afternoon. I did alter the girl just a bit as the original image has her holding up a hand to catch a leaf but by simply wiping the ink off of it before stamping she now looks to be leaning back and resting on that hill. Did they just row in from the other side of the lake or are they thinking about jumping into one of those boats? Who knows? Either way though I think this turned out pretty darn cute. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Happy Together), Art Impressions (Lake House Try Folds)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Papertrey Ink Noted scallop die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, E15
hair- E55, E57, E59
clothes- C1, R14, R27, R89
dog- T0, T1, T2, T4, T6, T9, T10, 100, E33, E35
boats- E31, E34, E44, E27, E08, E09, E18, R27, E81, B45, B97, B99
background- YG00, YG01, YG03, G43, G94, G99, E41, E42, E43, B000, B00, B32, B34, YG03, G82, G24, G94, G99, BG99

Saturday, May 18, 2019

It's time for a Sweet November Vault release!

Today is the day we are opening up the Sweet November Vault at 7 Kids and reintroducing you to some classic SN images. We are continuing to celebrate MerMay this month by bringing back three of the original Sweet November mermaids that were originally released back in 2010. So for the next week Shimmer Redkelp, Bubbles Lostlagoon and Pearl Tidepool will be available in the 7 Kids store. :) 

First up is Shimmer Redkelp... most of the year Shimmer makes her home off of the Pacific Coast. She travels with her sea otter pal, Otto, to all the best kelp beds from Washington to California. Shimmer has a chill, laid back attitude and she is always up for a fun game of tag or hide and seek. And if you are ever driving up the Pacific Coast highway and see a flash and sparkle out on the water it just may be Shimmer waving a quick hello.
Next we have Bubbles Lostlagoon. What can I say... she's just a bit scattered and gets easily distracted on her journey, LOL! Bubbles is a ditsy, giggly, sweetheart of a girl who makes her home in the Caribbean where she travels from island to island with her octopus friend, Palu. Bubbles is a good times girl who loves to laugh (which I suspect is why she and Palu are BFF... no one can tickle quite like an octopus can)
And finally our last finned friend to arrive is Pearl Tidepool. Pearl has traveled all the way from the Indian ocean and her little pal, Seamoor decided to tag along. This fun loving pair of friends love to ride the currents and dance through the waves. Pearl is always the life of any undersea party... all the fish love her! It must be the hilarious jokes she always tells... fish just love to laugh, ya know!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Swim hard, play hard, love hard...


Since I am busy gearing up for this month's Sweet November Vault release tomorrow I didn't have time to work on a new card for today. But as luck would have it, I still had this all colored up from the SN release Live coloring video earlier this month, all I had to do was find a sentiment and get her on a card. Mermaid Talise got paired up with two little seagulls this time around and the colors are all nice and bright. 
Ok, I've really got to run but I will be back tomorrow with a whole lot of Vault release fun!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (Talise, Gully and Surfacing Background)
stamp- Picket Fence (Little Coral Girl)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
I didn't keep a list but the video can be found here

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The world is her ocean...


After this brief release hiatus I am back with another MerMay card and once again I am getting a previously colored SOG mer onto a card. So far there have been four beautiful new mermaid digis released at Some Odd Girl this month but before I can add them to my collection I am challenging myself to get some of my older ones finished first. Mermaid Bath has been waiting a year to get a background to live in and now she finally has a scenic view to enjoy from her tub. Rather than enjoying tropical waters this particular mermaid looks to be calling the Pacific Northwest waters her happy place. 

Ok, well I should get this day going. TTFN!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Mermaid Bath)
stamp- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Papertrey Ink ocean tide
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
make up- Y000, Y11, YG11, G03, RV42
hair- E50, E53, E55
tail- YG11, YG41, G03, G17, G29, B000, Y000
top- E81, E84, R01, B000, 0
barrel/dock- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, C1, C2, C3, C6, W2, W3
sky- BG70, BG72, BG10, 0
land- BG93, BG96, BG99
water- B52, BG72

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hello summer...

It’s the 15th, and the MAY Release is now available for purchase in The Greeting Farm Store. We are so excited to introduce dies back to the store and the 2 sets, HI/HELLO and THANK YOU, are sure to be a great addition to your collection. Many customers have asked for more big Anyas so we had to bring her back cuter than ever in our clear set called MISS ANYA CROP. Our 3rd set introduces a new character called MINKIE, and captures her in her daily life activities. Finally, we have POOL PARTY, and features my perfect summer activity....on an inner tube in a pool or lazy river! 

To celebrate our release, we are having a short BLOG HOP!! You have until MAY 18th at 12pm CST/1pm EST to leave your comments on each Designer's Blog and The Greeting Farm Blog (letting us know you completed the hop). The winner wins this entire release!

**NOTE: Please use the same name on all the blogs when leaving a comment. Also, please do not pick the Anonymous option when leaving a comment (otherwise we won't be able to verify that it's you). Thank you!

TGF Design Team:

This is a short hop, and definitely worth playing along! Of course, if you can't wait for the hop to be over, you can purchase these stamps HERE.

For my card today I've inked up a couple more of the kids from the new Pool Party set and this time I've taken them to the beach. With their refreshing drinks in hand I can just imagine them enjoying a tropical vacation at some five star resort. 
Alrighty friends, I won't keep you too long... go enjoy the hop! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Pool Party), Hero Arts ()
ink- Memento tuxedo black and London Fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
boy hair- YR30, YR31, E33, E35
boy shorts/floatie- FYG1, FYG2, YG01, B05, B37
girl hair- E34, E57, E59
girl swimsuit/floatie- Y02, Y19, Y17, FRV1, FV2, FBG2, 100
drinks- FY1, YR04, Y02, FBG2, BG07, B18
water- BG000, BG53, BG07
sand- E50, E30, E31, E33
sky- Y000, Y00, Y11, B0000

Monday, May 13, 2019

Good vibes only...

Hey there!

We've made it to the fourth and final day of May previews at The Greeting Farm and we are wrapping things up with the Pool Party set. Just in time for some fun summer time crafting, these easy going kiddos are enjoying relaxing days floating in the pool. There are six of these cuties that you can mix and match into various poolside scenes along with a few sentiments and little accessory images. For my card today I paired a guy and gal together for some flirty fun, just look at him checking her out, LOL! 

Ok, time to head on over to the TGF blog for even more Pool Party fun from my fellow Farmers. And don't forget that the entire release will be available for purchase tomorrow, as well as a chance to win all of the May stamp sets and dies by participating in the blog hop!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Doodlebug Designs
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Pool Party set and Beach Bums set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle stax 
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E15, R00, R20
girl hair- E50, E51, E42, E55
boy hair- E23, E27, E79
girl clothes- RV02, RV04, RV09, YR30, YR31, FRV1, C1. C2
boy clothes- YR04, YR18, C9, R05, R46, R59
floaties- FYG1, FY1, Y18, RV52, RV63, RV66, RV69
water bottles/sunscreen- B16, B37, B01, YR04, YR18, Y15
fence- E17, E09, E18
plants- YG01, YG03, G07
sky/water- BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, B12
ground- W1, W2, W3, W4
pool ladder- C4, C6

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Yass Queen...

Hey there!

We are picking back up with day three of the Greeting Farm's May release and we are introducing the new Minkie character with the Minkie #1 set which includes this quirky little gal in several different poses. Being on the small side these little stamps are perfect for planners and journals as well as a variety of cards. For my card today I was drawn to this little queen yelling at the top of her lungs and all I could hear in my head was "Yass queen"! And if an idea like that makes me chuckle then it's pretty much guaranteed that I will run with it. So I printed out the sentiment nice and big then used a border die to create a giant speech bubble floating above her. Talk about being small in size and BIG on attitude, LOL!

Be sure to check out the TGF blog to see all of the fun cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Minkie's #1 set. Then check back tomorrow for the final day of previews. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, Catherine Pooler and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Minkie #1)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico flamingo
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil
Memory Box large speech bubble die
Nuvo glitter drops
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- V17, E21, E13, E35, E04, E93, RV42
hair- T6, T9, 110
crown/dress- Y02, Y21, Y26, E37, RV04, RV09, RV69
background- Y00, Y02, Y18

Happy Mother's Day

Hello, hello!

I just wanted to take a minute to wish all the moms out there a very wonderful Mother's Day. We are celebrating this special day over at 7 Kids with a special 20% OFF sale plus free shipping on orders over $35 just by using the code: AMAZING
And for my card the Tiny Townies Playing Jacks from Stamping Bella are back, this time with their mama's watching over them. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug
stamp- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townies Playing Jacks)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
wavy stitched scallop border die
Copic markers:

Saturday, May 11, 2019

I am my mother's garden...

Happy Saturday! 

I'm back on the Bellarific Blog today with a Scenic Saturday card and this is a special one that I made to give to my Mama for Mother's Day tomorrow. She loves puttering in her garden, growing flowers, fruits and veggies so I knew that Curvy Girl Gardener would be perfect. To fill out the scene I grabbed the Garden Backdrop and it was a match made in heaven. The Backdrop stamps are great for creating an instant scene without all the pressure of coming up with something from scratch. And while they work great as-is, you can also embellish them and make them a bit more customized for your card just by how you choose to color them. For instance, I wanted this scene to be chalk full of bright, colorful flowers so instead of coloring in the entire fence in a light wood grain I only colored in the tops of each plank then in the white space I free handed in rows of colorful flowers and dark green leaves and because I had stamped in a brown ink the darker Copic colors hide the original fence lines. Talk about easy peasy!

Alrighty, well much love to all the amazing mamas out there. I hope you are completely pampered and showered in love from your families tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl Gardener and Garden Backdrop)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair-YR12, YR27, E39, E49
clothes- B91, B93, B95, B97, W1, RV63, RV66, V15, BV29, RV52, E55, E59
watering can/ trowel- Y11, Y02, Y15, Y21, Y26, C1, C3, C5
sky- BG000, BG01, B01, BG72, C1, 0
dirt- E31, E34, E44
fence/gate- E40, E42, E43
grass- YG21, YG03, YG17
flowers- RV10, RV04, RV09, RV69, Y17, YR04, Y38, YR18, Y02, Y08, Y26, Y04, Y18, Y19, V04, V09, Y15, Y35, RV52, RV55, G20, YG25, YG17, YG67, G29, E37, Y13, YG00, YG21, YG95, RV21, RV25, RV29
flower pot- E95, E97, E99

Thursday, May 9, 2019

So purrdy...

Hi friends!

It's day two of the Greeting Farm's May release and we are introducing the first of three new clear sets, and this is one I'm particularly excited for. If you've been waiting for some new Miss Anyas then wait no longer, the new Miss Anya Crop is here! This fab set includes three Miss Anyas all decked out in cute belly baring outfits along with one cute kitty. For my card today I paired the kitty with one of the beautiful Anyas as well as a fun cat climb from my stamp stash. Being a cat lover myself, I can totally relate to this scene, well all except the crop top, LOL! Miss Anya Crop will be available for purchase on the 15th along with the other new stamps and dies.

Now hop on over to the TGF blog to see all the gorgeous cards from my fellow Farmers using the new Miss Anya Crop set. Then check back Monday for day three of previews. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- October Afternoon
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Crop set), Winnie and Walter (set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E21, E13, E25, E04
hair- C5, C8, C10
clothes- E74, E77, E79, RV10, RV21, RV32, RV34, BV02, E50, E81, E84
kitty- E50, E31, E34, W2, W4, W7, 100, E93
cat climb- E41, E42, E43, E44, W2, W4, W5
floor- E55, E57, E59
wall- YG0000, E81

Wednesday, May 8, 2019



It's time to start previews for the May Greeting Farm release. This month we are introducing three new clear sets and brand new large sentiment dies! We are kicking things off with some of those new dies, the Hi/Hello set and the Thank You die. It is SO cool that Marie is turning her fabulous script writing into fun new dies for all of us to enjoy creating with. I've got card samples up on the TGF blog using all three of the dies but I chose to share my Hi card here today. I really like that it is easy to pair with smaller stamped sentiments to personalize for so many different types of cards. This go round I grabbed Hang Out Ian for a fun masculine card. The Doodlebug So Much Pun papers not only gave me a bright, color palette to match up with but also a fun junk food theme that seemed to suit this little dude to a T. Even the big Hi sentiment got the fiery color treatment with a bit of help from my Copics.

Now be sure to head on over to the TGF blog to see what my fellow Farmers have created using the cool new dies (along with two other cards that I have made). Then check back here tomorrow for day two of previews. :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug Designs (So Much Pun)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hang Out Ian)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts red
The Greeting Farm Hi/Hello die set
My Favorite Things stitched border die
Nuvo crystal drops
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

Hey, gillfriend...

Hey there!

I'm heading out this morning for a much needed break and a fun day of shopping but before I go I just have to share this super cute new mer digi from Craftin' Desert Divas. She's called Mermaid Alana and she is one of four new mermaids that were just released. I printed her out nice and light so I could do no-line coloring on her, mostly because I wanted to add more color to her big beautiful eyes. Something about this little sweetie had me turning Alana into a wee goldfish mer with a shimmering orange tail. And I was even able to pull the perfect sentiment to play off her fun shell-phone. ;)

Alrighty, I'm off... catch ya later!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Craftin' Desert Divas (Mermaid Alana)
stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Studio Calico clear blue
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
eyes- BG000, BG02, B05, BG78, BG99, 100
hair- Y32, YR12, YR18, E18
tail- Y0000, Y04, Y17, YR04, YR09
top- BV00, BV02, V15, V17, YG09
shell- YR30, E81, E84, E95, E97, E99, YR24
water- B00, B01, B02, BG53
plants- B52, B95, B99, B41, YG07

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Happy Birthday...

 Hello crafty friends!

A few month's back Whimsy Stamps released two clear sets, one featuring dogs and the other featuring cats and for every one of these sets that is sold $1 is donated to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Having a number of four legged family members myself, many of which came to me through our local Humane Society, this issue is near and dear to my heart. There are so many amazing animals out there just waiting for their forever homes so any little thing we can do to help make more adoptions happen is a good thing in my book. 

Of course I got both the Adopt Don't Shop Cats and the Adopt Don't Shop Dogs but my kitties would never let me hear the end of it if I didn't ink up the Cats first, LOL! So for my card today I stamped up the clowder of cute kitties using desert sand ink for a bit of no-line coloring along with one of the sentiments from the set. Then I had to decide on a background for them. My first thought was to put them on a couch but I've colored some couches before and I wanted to challenge myself so instead I decided to make them alley cats and put them smack dab in the middle of the city. Sure, it's probably a lot cleaner than any actual real alleys but I didn't want them struggling too much while waiting for a friendly family to come take them in. 
If you haven't picked up these wonderful stamp sets yet, I strongly suggest you add them to your wish list. The images are adorable and so fun to color and it really is helping a great cause. :)

Later gators!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Adopt Don't Shop Cats)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
cat 1- E50, E42, Y32, YR21, YR24, YR27, E93, E97, E99, E04
cat 2- C1, C2, C4, C5, C6, C9, 100
cat 3- W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, W10, 100
cat 4- E50, E42, T3, T4, t5, Y32, YR31, YR65, E93, E95, E99, E39
cat 5- E40, E30, E31, E33, E93, N1, N2, N4, N6, N9, 100
ground- C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, Y00
left building- E21, E13, E23, E15, E51, T2, T4, T5, T6, T9
middle building- E41, E42, E43, W6, W9
right building- W0, E71, E42, E43, E30, E33, W3, W5
garbage cans- G40, G02, G19, G28, G29, BG99, B41, B24, B29, B39
posts- Y00, Y21, Y26, E97
trees- YG03, YG25, E57

Monday, May 6, 2019

Bubble over with joy...

Good morning!

So this last weekend we celebrated National Scrapbook Day in the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook group and I colored up this darling Bubble Fun image from Dreamerland during my Live. I paired them up with this neat little house stamp from Art Impressions to help fill out the rest of the scene. We had a great time coloring in this sweet summer moment, recreating fond memories from our own childhoods. That's why I love these Dreamerland images so much, they lend themselves so easily to creating stories on cards which is totally my jam!  ;)

Alrighty, gotta get moving and get ready for work. Hope your Monday isn't too Mondayish, LOL!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Bubble Fun), Art Impressions (lake house trifolds), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico ice ice baby
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
I don't have a list but you can find the colors used by watching the Live here: