Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Wishing you sunshine and all things cheerful...

Hello, hello!

Today's a very happy day because after a much anticipated wait, sneak peeks of the brand new spring release from Hello Bluebird begin! Once again I have been lucky enough to be invited to join the celebration as a guest designer and I couldn't be more in love with these new stamps if I tried, seriously... this may just be my most favorite HB release to date. What makes this release so special you ask? Well, it is no secret that I love backgrounds for my stamps and while I free hand many in myself I am a huge fan of background stamps that save me time and look amazing. There are two such backgrounds in this release that I am totally geeking out about! The first is this Pathway background and I paired it with the cuties from the new Picked For You set as I stamped and masked them into this lovely meadow. The backgrounds are large 6x6 clear stamps but even if you don't make 6x6 cards don't let that scare you off because there is so much versatility in shifting them around on smaller card bases to get completely different looks. For this card I opted to go with a long slimline design which cut off a lot of the path and tree trunk but it allowed me room to color in the top of the tree which isn't part of the original stamp, creating a unique version of this spring scene. The sentiment is also from a separate set called Happy Wishes and reads better in person unfortunately but I promise you can see it much clearer in person. All of the new stamps will be available in the Hello Bluebird store on Thursday the 9th at 7 pm MST.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will be back tomorrow with a very busy day of posting, LOL!

 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Picked For You set, Pathway background and Happy Wishes sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Versamark watermark
Hero Arts detail white embossing powder
Copic markers:

Thanks for delivering...

Hey there!

I've got three more cards from the Delivery digi release to share today... like I said, I couldn't stop coming up with different scenes using these cuties! This time around I've colored another take on a UPS delivery person with Ian from the Quarantine Life set waving her down. On another I have turned Anya into a Shipt employee delivering groceries to a sheltered in family. And the last one features disaster relief delivering much needed medical supplies to a hospital with RN Anya waiting to sign for the order.

And the fun doesn't stop here, we actually have more new digi stamps releasing at The Greeting Farm tomorrow that will mix and match with all of these as well, so don't forget to check that out!
Hospital supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Delivery set and RN Anya)
My Favorite Things blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
RN anya skin- E13, E15, E17, E79
hair- T5, T9, T10
clothes- B12, B34, B97, N1, C1, C2, R24, R29
delivery Anya/Ian skin- E00, E11, E04, R20
Ian hair- E25, E29, E79
Anya hair- Y32, E33, E35
clothes- B04, B16, B37, B39, W7, W9, R05, R27, R29, E18
boxes-E31, E53, E55
truck- W7, W10, E35, E57, R05, R08, E09, E19, C1, C2, C4, C5, C7, YR16, YR09, C00
sky- B91, B32, C00, C1
background- W2, W3, W4, T1, T2, T3, E81, E84, E87, E89, BG000, BG93, N2, N4, N6

Shipt supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Delivery set)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- B93, B95, B97, B99, YG05, YG07, YG09, BG99, C00, C1, C2, C5, C7, C10,
groceries- E30, E31, E53, E55, E44, C0, C2, E34, E35, E50, E41, B00, B21, B23, B26, B28
van- N0, N1, N3, N4, T9, YG05, YG07, BG000
house- E41, E42, E43, E47, BG000
porch- E23, E25, E29, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6
sky- B0000, B000, B00, C1, C00
flowers/grass/trees- YG21, YG03, YG23, YG25, YG63, RV02, RV14  

UPS supply list:
cardstock- Hero Arts and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Delivery set and Quarantine Life set)
My Favorite Things rounded rectangle stax
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04
hair- E21, E34, E57
clothes- C1, C2, B93, B95, B97, E44, E49, Y35, YR04, YR18
truck- E43, E44, E57, E35, N4, N7, T6, T10, C4, C6, YR16, YR09, Y02
anya hat/hair- E84, E87, YR24 
sky- BG000, B00, BG01
background- C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, W3, W4, W6, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG03, YG63, G82, G24, G94, E43, E44

Monday, April 6, 2020

You always deliver...

Good morning!

Did you see that a brand new digital set hit the TGF store last night? It's called Delivery and it is full of images perfect for thanking all the men and women who are out there making sure we all get what we need during these days of sheltering in place. Not only does the set come with Anya and Ian but you also get a cool big rig delivery truck, a stack of boxes, loaf of bread, crate of milk, pack of toilet paper and two sentiments. All of which can be mixed and matched with the previously released Quarantine Life set and Social Distance Anya or any older TGF digis you have in your collection. I was so inspired by all of the different possibilities that I created a bunch of fun scenes. You can see how versatile and fun it is to play with the sizing of the truck for different perspectives, copying and pasting multiples of the package piles or toilet paper to show how overwhelming or ridiculous this has been and changing up the uniforms just by choosing different colors and logos. 
I will actually be back tomorrow with three more Delivery cards to share, until then stay safe my friends!    
UPS supply list:
cardstock- Hero Arts and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Delivery set)
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR24, YR27, E39
clothes- E81, E84, E87, T9, Y15, Y18, Y26
boxes- E31, E53, E55, E44, 100
background- N3, N4, N5, N7, C3, E31

FedEx supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Delivery set and Quarantine Life set)
My Favorite Things blueprints dienamic
Copic markers:
masked anya skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
hair- E50, E21, E53, E55
clothes- C1, C2, RV00, RV10, RV13, Rv14, BV11, N3, N5, RV29
fedex anya skin- E21, E33, E35, E44, E93
hair- T5, T7, T10
clothes- YR16, YR07, YR09, FV2. B69, BV08, C5, C7, C10, 110
box- E40, E41, 0
toilet paper- C0, C2, B12, B14, B16
truck- C1, C2, C3, C4, T4, T5, T7, T9, YR16, YR07, YR09, FV2, B69, BV08, BG000
road/sidewalk- T1, T2, T3, W2, W3, W4, W6
houses- YG91, E31, N5, N8
ground- YG03, YG63, E74, E77, E79
sky- B000, B00, B32
trees- E74, E77, E79, YG03, YG25, G94 
 
Trucker supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Delivery set and DR Ian)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Samoyed)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E21, E13, E15, E27
hair- E35, E47, E49
clothes- B95, B97
dog- R21, E04, E50, E51, E43, E44, E37, YR21, YR23, YR24, N4, N5, N7, N8, 100
truck- T6, T7, T9, E55, E57, R24, R27, R29, R89, YR16, YR09, N5, N7, N9, N10, C1, C3, C6
sky- B000, B00, B02
ground- W3, W5, E43, YG61, YG63

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Stay home...

Hi there!

I'm back with another Scenic Saturday card to share over on the Bellarrific Blog. While the Covid 19 pandemic continues to turn all of our worlds upside down I find these strange new days effecting my crafting in various ways. One of the bright sides of currently being laid off from work is that I sure get a lot more coloring done. But when I sit down to stamp and create I can't always shake reality and it starts influencing the kinds of cards I find myself making. Take today's scene where we find Curvy Girl with a Message on her apartment balcony yelling out for everyone to just STAY HOME! The extra large sentiment was printed on the card stock from my computer before I stamped her and began coloring. By doing a close up shot of Curvy Girl with a Message on her balcony a little more than half of the card front becomes the brick exterior, which lends to the rather claustrophobic feel of sheltering in place for so long. Then I made sure to use lighter, brighter colors on the interior of her apartment along with subtle nature prints hanging on the wall to represent that breath of fresh, clean air we all long for. Creating topical cards like this becomes a great way to work through all of my fears and feelings through this creative hobby we all love. I hope any extra time you have these days is more time for crafting too.

Hang in there friends, at least we have the Stamping Bella shop up and running again for whenever we need our next crafty fix!   ;) 
 Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Curvy Girl with a Message)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E25, E79
clothes- R21, R43, R46, V99, YG05, YG99, W2, W3, W4, W5
bullhorn- C1, C3, C5, C6
brick exterior- E33, YR23, E44, E35, E39, 0, BV20, N0, N3
planter- Y11, Y13, Y18, Y21, Y26, YG25, YG67, RV02, RV13, RV14
interior- T1, T2, T3, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, E74, E77, E79, W00, E81, E84, E87, V25, V28, C4, C5, G000, G00, BG53, BG57, G24, YG63 
 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Hi...

TGIF... I think...

LOL, it is getting hard to keep track of the days of the week! Anywho, I do know that I was on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page coloring Live yesterday. I tackled this ambitious fairy tale scene full of Little Bits cuteness from Stamping Bella and while it took about 3 hours I think the results were totally worth it. Plus I enjoyed the company of fellow crafters for that whole time which was such a fun way to break up the monotony of these long days sheltering in place. I masked together stamps from the Little Bits Fairy set, Little Bits Critters set, Little Bits Fairy Fairy House and Daisy Floral set then we proceeded to make it bright and happy and full of color. Apparently these little fairies don't have to worry about social distancing because this looks like quite the magical house party! ;)

Alrighty, well I will see you back here tomorrow with another fun Stamping Bella card. 
Toodles!  
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Little Bits Fairy House, Little Bits Fairy set, Little Bits Critters, Daisy Floral set and Hi sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can find the colors used here

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Alone Together...


Hey there!

As I was scrolling through Instagram yesterday morning I came across this new Desde mi Ventana (From my Window) set of digi stamps from MMedel Illustrations and instantly fell in love. So I hopped on over to Maria's etsy shop and grabbed them up. Now every single one of these fun characters would make a super cute card all on their own but seeing them together in the listing I was struck with the image of a long slim line card creating the front of an apartment building where we see all of the residents sheltering in place as individuals but also enjoying each other's company from a safe distance. As I was working with the digis in Word to get them ready for printing I somehow forgot that a traditional slim line card is 8.5" tall and instead went the entire length of the card stock at 11". I didn't realize this until I already had half the card colored and there was no way I was going to start over sooooo... I made a super long slim line card, LOL! To get an even number of window spaces I used the clapping gal twice, just reversing the one and coloring them up completely different. Then I drew in a front door to the building to fill the last space which also gave me a place to add the Alone Together sentiment. I'm not gonna lie, this one was a labor of love but what else do I have to do during this quarantine?  ;)

Take care friends!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- MMedel Illustrations (Desde mi ventana)
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
building: E33, YR23, E44, E35, E39, BV20, E81, 0, N6, N8, G21, G24, YG67, T2
interiors- W1, W2, W3, W4, W6, W8, W10
violinist skin- E13, E15, E17, E79
hair- T5, T7, T10, 110
clothes/violin- N3, N5, N7, YG11, G24, G46, E84, E87, E08, E09, E18, E44
clapping lady 1 skin- E21, E23, E25, E79
hair- YR23, YR24, E44, E47, E49
clothes- E40, E41, RV52, R83, RV34
clapping lady 2 skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR20, E53, E55
clothes- BG02, B05, B18, B39, BV29, G00, BG32, G16
plant- YG23, YG67, Y18
boy skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E59
clothes- Y000, Y02, Y13, Y18, Y26, R14, R27, R29, R89, C3, C6, C9
reading girl skin- E53, E33, E35, E93
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
eyes/glasses- E23, BG000
top/book- RV66, RV69, RV99, YG91, YG93, YG97, E81
curtains- E81, Y35, YR07
little girl skin- YR000, E01, E02, E11, E95
hair- YR21, YR27, E99
eyes- B52
curtains/bird- R00, E20, E22, Y11, Y21, Y26
granny skin- BV01, E00, E21, E11, E93
hair- C1, C3, C4, C5
eyes- E27
clothes- BV04, BV17, BV08, N2
curtains- BV000, BV01, BV04
plant/watering can- E95, E97, E99, YG03, YG17, Y18, G20, FBG2, BG07, B39

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

We can do it...



Hello friends!

I'm back on the TGF blog with a collection of cards that reflect the current circumstances that we all find ourselves in these days. I know that I find most of my 'shelter in place' days spent following the news wavering between worry and thankfulness for the amazing medical professionals that we have on the front lines. 
So when Marie released this sweet Social Distance Anya digital stamp I knew that I wanted to make cards for some of those brave and special people that I know. And now Marie has also added the Quarantine Life duo to the shop as well so I had more cuties to create some positive, upbeat cards with. I also pulled out the older Get Well Soon set full of mini doctors and nurses, which I just noticed is currently sold out but don't forget about the doctor and nurse digis that are always available. 
Because I was working with so many digis I really wanted to take advantage of the way you can manipulate their sizing for your cards. On one card I enlarged Social Distance Anya to fill up the entire card front and then I shrunk her down to a small 2" size to match the Get Well Soon doctors and even printed her a couple extra time so I could fussy cut her mask and add it to the doctors on another card. All of the designs were kept clean and simple, probably because of all the obsessive cleaning I've been doing lately, LOL! 

So stay safe, stay healthy and stay crafty everyone! 



Good wishes...

Hey there!

I've had fairies on the brain here the last couple days so when I scrolled past these cuties on my computer, while searching for a different digi, I was inspired to grab them and print them out as well. They are the four Vintage Fairy Ring fairies from A Day For Daisies which is currently closed but I think I read that they might be coming back sometime soon. I kept my coloring rather simple since the fairies themselves are on the simple side. Where I did cut loose a bit and have some fun was with trying four different skin tone combinations. I can definitely see myself using a couple of these combos again soon. 

Alrighty, I've actually got a lot of things to cross off my to-do list today so wish me luck. :)
Talk at'cha later!  
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- A Day For Daisies (Vintage Fairy Ring 1, 2, 3 and 4)
stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Papertrey Ink cocoa bean
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:

Monday, March 30, 2020

Happy Birthday...

Good morning!

Only one day left in March and I have to say that I'm ready for it to be over. This has already felt like the longest month EVER. I've been so preoccupied with following all of the virus news each day that I almost forgot that I needed to make a birthday card this week. Luckily I knew just the image I wanted to use for it, this fun Hello My Friend stamp from Dreamerland Crafts. I love the obvious happiness and joy embodied in these two cuties especially when they can send the birthday hug that I can't give myself right now. Rather than color in a background I pulled out a couple of stamp sets from Papertrey Ink and a bunch of colored inks to add some festive decor to the the top of the card. The die cut sentiment from Hello Bluebird shows up better in person than in this pic where it kinda got washed out but I'm super happy with how this one turned out and I can't wait to send it off!

Toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Hello My Friend), Papertrey Ink (Let's Fiesta and Hooray)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink lovely lady, hibiscus burst, summer sunrise, orange zest, bright buttercup, limeade ice, green parakeet, aqua mist and tropic teal
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Hello Bluebird happy birthday die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
sequins
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair 1- YR30, YR20, E53, E55
clothes 1- R81, R83, RV34, RV000, RV52, C0, C1, C2, Y17, YG01, YG03, G43, YG63
hair 2- E23, E25, E79
clothes 2- YR21, YR04, YR18, YR000, C0, C1, C2, Y13, Y15, Y17, BG09
ground- W0, W1, W2, W4, W5

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Smile...

Hello, hello! 

I know I don't usually post on Sundays but when new digis hit the Moonlight Whispers Etsy shop this weekend I couldn't resist coloring one right away. Two of the digital stamps were previously released as coloring pages at 7 Kids, Fight Gloom with Glamour and Keeping in Shape and the third digi is brand new and she is called, Clover Lass. Even though her name implies that she is specifically for celebrating St. Paddy's Day she can just as easily be colored into a pretty spring lass by turning the clover into little wild flowers instead. And that is just what I did during my impromptu Live yesterday. Even though it wasn't planned or scheduled I had a great group of gals there and we had a blast turning Clover into a sweet new age hippie Instagram model complete with a picture perfect waterfall background, LOL!

Later gators! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Moonlight Whispers (Clover Lass)
stamp- Stamping Bella (Spring Sentiments set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep track but you can see the colors used here

Friday, March 27, 2020

Magical birthday wishes...

TGIF my friends!

Yesterday I did a Live coloring video on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page featuring a mix of old and new stamps from Whimsy. The cute dragon and princess are part of the older retired line by Marina Fedotova and the stamp is called, Norbert and Fiona Story Time. The wood arbor is from the new Elegant Wood Frames clear set, though I did alter it slightly by not inking up the branch that ran across the bottom. The idea was to mask the frame and stamp them so that I could color in a stone wall and make it appear like they are chatting on the other side of it, which I gotta say, I think it really worked out quite well. I love the colors everyone suggested for Fiona and Norbert, it felt good to go outside my usual green combos and play with a whole different mix on that sweet dragon. I did add some sparkle and shine after the card was put together as well, the glossy accents on his scales looks so cool in person. ;)

I'm already looking forward to next week's Live and there is a poll up on my FB page where you can vote between two brands and choose which one will be featured.
Have a good weekend!
Supply list:
cardstock- Catherine Pooler
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Elegant Wood Frames and Norbert and Fiona Story Time)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep track but you can see the ones used here

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Happy Trails...


Hello friends!

I'm back with my second guest post for Whimsy Stamps and today I've inked up another new Polka Dot Pal. This cute little guy is Raden and he is quite the adventurous boy, don't you think? I really wanted to play up his intrepid spirit and give him a proper trail to hike. The fallen log and fox that I have him standing on come in the same set with Raden while I borrowed the tree stump and frog from the Harley set. Because I have so much going on in this scene I upped my "canvas" size to a larger slimline card rather than my usual standard A2 that I normally create. Then I proceeded to color in a sunlit forest path for Raden to explore and it sure looks like he is having a blast. 
I have had a blast this month too, thanks so much to Whimsy Stamps for having me, it's been a real treat! I'm actually going to be coloring more Whimsy stamps today, 3/26, Live at 3pm PST on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page so I hope you can join me then!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Polka Dot Pals Raden and Polka Dot Pals Harley), Simple Stories (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers
skin- E21, E13, E57, E04, R20
eyes- E23, E27, E49
hair- T5, T7, T10, 110
clothes- BV20, N0, N2, B93, B95, B97, B99, W1, W2, Y11, Y02, Y21, Y26, Y28, W4, W7, E55, E57, E44, E47, E49
tree stumps- E81, E84, E87, E89, E42, E43, E44, E49, Y38, E99
fox- E41, E43, YR12, YR24, YR27, E99, E18
frog- G20, G43, G24, E81, B000
sky- Y0000, Y00, Y11, B0000, B000, B21, B32, B45
background- E31, E43, E34, B93, B95, B99, E47, E49, YG01, YG03, G43, G94, G99, YG63, YG95, YG97, YG99, BG99

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Rain or shine...

Hey there!

I started this card last Thursday as a sort of warm up practice before coloring Live. Since I had the rainy background done I figured why not finish it all up and get it on a card to share  this week. The adorable little piggy is from the SY Piggy Pebbles set and I borrowed the sentiment from the BB Rain or Shine set, both from My Favorite Things. I've actually had this little piggy set for ages so it felt really good finally getting one of them inked up and he was so much fun to color. I'll admit it, I'm totally in love with how he turned out and now I kinda want to color more pigs, LOL! 

And speaking of Live coloring videos, I will be back again tomorrow on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy page. After all the voting closed it looks like I will be using some lovely stamps from Whimsy so I hope to see you there at 3pm PST.  ;) 
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- My Favorite Things (SY Piggy Pebbles and BB Rain or Shine)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog, Papertrey Ink blueberry sky
My Favorite Things blueprint die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
pig- YR0000, YR000, YR00, E21, E23, R20, W1, W3, W5, W!0
umbrella- Y02, Y08, Y26, C0, C1, B01, B12, B14
background- BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG45, B00, B12, YG11, G40, BV0000, BV000

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

If friends were flowers...

Hello, hello!

So how's everyone doing? Staying safe and virus free I hope. I'm still feeling good... knock on wood. Our governor has issued a shelter in place decree so all non-essential businesses are to be closed for the next two weeks. Sooooo... that means even more coloring time for me I guess. I did get a bunch of coloring done yesterday, mostly finishing up various cards and scenes that have been partially done for one reason or another. This Stamping Bella scene was started a couple of weeks ago during my Live, showing how I add floral prints to clothes. I paired the cute little Gardenia Bundle Girl with Wood Anemone Bundle Girl to create a sweet friendship card. Luckily for them, their magical garden isn't under quarantine, LOL! ;)

See ya in 24!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girl with a Gardenia, Bundle Girl with Wood Anemone and Spring Sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
clothes 1- G20, G21, YG11, Y18, B52, YG03, YG63, E81, E84
clothes 2- RV000, RV10, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG63, E81, E84
flowers- BV0000, G20, C1, YG01, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y08, YG03, YG09, BG99
sky- B0000, B000, B00, B02
background- E30, E53, E55, YG03, G43, G94, YG07, YG09, BG99

Monday, March 23, 2020

Stuck together...

Good morning!

How's everyone hanging in there? I'm coming up on my first full week with no work and social distancing and it still feels weird. I've cleaned, I've organized, I've colored and I've crafted. I've watched movies and shows that have been on my DVR for ages and I've even done some writing and drawing. All that 'freedom' to do whatever I want here at home and I'm still wishing everything would get back to normal. Still, I'm trying to stay optimistic so when I watched Melissa create her super cute card on Saturday during her Live on her Made For Creativity page she inspired me to use that same MFT sentiment and create my own positive social distancing card. I paired mine with this sweet I Will Forever couple of cuties from Dreamerland Crafts because they look quite content snuggled up together. Then I added in a bright and clean reading room around them... seriously, who doesn't love a shiplap accent wall? LOL

Alrighty, guess I will go see what else I can cross off my to-do list. Laters!
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (I Will Forever), My Favorite Things (Let's Stick Together and Our Story)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, Y32, E74, E47
clothes- RV91, RV93, RV95, RV34, YG95
teddy bear- E30, E31, E42, E43, E44, W10
chair- E34, E57, E79, B21, B45, B37, B39
shelf/books- E34, E57, E79, V20, V22, V28, W4, W6, YG91, YG93, YG95, Y21, Y26, Y28, C2, G40, G24, RV52
lamp- C1, C4, E81, W00, W3, B21, B45
wall- C0, C1, C3
floor- E41, E43, E44
plant- BG53, B04, B06, B39, YG03, YG17, G29, Y26

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Get well wishes...

Hello, hello! 

I've got a very timely Scenic Saturday card to share over on the Bellarific Blog today. I really can't think of anyone who hasn't been effected by the spread of the Corona virus in one way or another. And while I hope and pray that all of you stay safe and healthy I have to admit that this whole thing has gotten me creating more 'get well' cards in my down time. So when it came time to ink up a stamp for today I grabbed Under the Weather Mochi Girl right away. Unfortunately for her it looks like she is going to have to ride out the virus but I am confident she will get better in no time. :)
I know when I am ill the only place I want to be is curled up in my bed so I chose to color in a bed around our poor Under the Weather Mochi Girl. Sure she is facing the foot of the bed with her comforter piled high around her... I like to think she was looking for her phone and just got too tired to turn back around. Another all too common detail I added are the used tissues around her, you have to think ahead a bit to create them because it requires leaving random white spaces as you color in the mattress she is resting on. Then once the mattress is done just take a couple light grey markers to add some crumpled triangle like shadow shapes to create dimension. The sentiment that I 'hung' on the wall is part of the Mochi Girls Sentiments set. Framing it is an easy way to incorporate the message right into the scene you are creating plus help draw the viewers eye to it as well.    

Thanks so much for stopping by today, not only do I wish you a crafty weekend but a safe and healthy one too!
Supply list:
cardstock- Lawn Fawn and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Under the Weather Mochi Girl and Mochi Girl Sentiments set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E0000, E000, E00, E21, BV20, E41, E42, R20
hair- E21, E23, E57, E49
shirt- R01, R32, RV42, E04, 0
compress- R14, R27, R29, R59, C2, C4, C5
cough syrup- C1, C2, V06, BV08, BV17, 100
phone- YG00, YG03, G07, BG07, C1, BG10, BG11, BG72, BG78, V15, B24
comforter- W5, W7, W00, E40, E41, BG53, BG57, BG09, B99, R01, R32
sheets- B91, B32, B45, B97, B99
headboard- E55, E57, E59
tissue/thermometer- C1, C2, R14, R29, BG10
wall/sign- R11, R12, RV42, E04, B45, B99, BG53, BG57

Friday, March 20, 2020

Weather the storm...

TGIF my friends!

Yesterday I broke up the monotony of this past week of social distancing by popping into my Adventures in Coloring with Amy FB page and coloring this rainy day scene with a bunch of my awesome fellow crafters. I've been feeling kinda lonely and isolated so chatting with everyone was just what I needed to buoy my spirits. Previously I had gotten a request to show how I did reflections, like on ice or in puddles as well as how I approach creating a rainy scene. This had me reaching for the cute Rainy Day stamp set from Hello Bluebird as well as the Fishin' Hole set (for the cat) and the Puddle Play set for the little splashes of water that I added to the top of her umbrella. As you can see, we got quite cheery and colorful with these two which makes for a great contrast to the heavy rain that is pouring down around them. I also thought the sentiment was quite apropos for this moment in time we are all living through. If you missed the Live yesterday it can still be seen here... though I warn ya, it's a long one, LOL!

Laters!   
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler 
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Rainy Day set, Puddle Play set and Fishing Hole set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Happy Camper...

Hello crafty friends!

I'm super excited to be joining Whimsy Stamps as a guest designer this month! I've been a long time fan of so many of their various stamp collections and I'm happy to be joining the fun with them once again. This month Whimsy released two new Polka Dot Pals and I chose to ink up Harley for my card today. One of the great things about the Polka Dot Pals is that they are sort of blank canvas when it comes to their faces and you are encouraged to either use the additional facial feature stamps that come with some of them or add in your own features as you color to make them your own. I took that idea a step further and did a bit of gender bending as I turned mine into a female Harley complete with a flirty pixie cut... because girls like getting out in nature too. Which leads me to other great thing about these stamps, each set comes with a lot of great background builder images that are awesome for creating scenes on their own but really take off once you have a few sets to mix and match together. That cool tree stump, babbling brook and little frog all come with Harley and help tell her story for me. The rest of the background I sketched in myself as she enjoys a quiet moment in her sunny meadow. 

Well that's it from me today, I will be back next Thursday with more Polka Dot Pal fun to share!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Polka Dot Pals Harley), Simple Stories (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink cocoa bean
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, E15
hair- E44, E47, E49
eyes- B12, B14, B18
clothes- B93, B95, B97FYG1, FYG2, G19, G29, BG11, Y0000, Y15, Y18, BV01, RV04, RV06, RV17, RV99
stump- W1, E43, E44, E77, E81, E84, YR21, E97, E99
ground- E42, E43, YG00, YG01, YG03, G43, YG63, E31, E33
sky- B0000, B00
water/rocks- B0000, B00, B12, B23, C1, T3, W6
frog- YG11, G24, G94, G20, B01
trees- YG63, YG95, YG97, G99