Friday, January 27, 2023

Love you...


I can't even tell you the last time I pulled out patterned papers to use on a card but once I decided to make a love birds card using the cool Partly Cloudy die as a background it was time to dust off the 6x6 paper pads to find the perfect papers. I settled on these soft and dreamy prints and then colored up my bird couple to match. The girl bird is from the Garden Party set and the boy is from the Garden Friends set. There wasn't a branch stamp as long as the one I needed so I used the one from the Picked For You set as the end of my branch and just colored in the extra wood myself. The 'love you' words die was just what I needed to finish off this sweet card. 

Ok, enjoy your weekend folks!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler

pattern paper- Glitz (Hello Friend)

stamps- Hello Bluebird (Garden Party, Garden Friends and Picked For You)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
Hello Bluebird Partly Cloudy die

Hello Bluebird Love You words die
Copic markers:

bird 1- BV00, E50, E81, 0, R000, R30, YR30, YR31, YR00, R02, E30, E31, E33, Y21, Y26
bird 2- BV00, E50, E81, 0, R000, R30, Y21, Y26, BG000, BG10, B52, BG72, R02
branch- E43, E34, E57, E44, YR31, R30, R02, YG01, G24


Thursday, January 26, 2023

You're the 'she' to my 'nanigans'...

Hello again!

It's a busy day for me so I'm quickly popping in with another Galentine Fairies card to share. This time I paired Thandie and Elodie together and grabbed one of the older Toadstool Background digi stamps for Elodie to sit on. I was inspired by Faye to give Thandie a mass of red curls and I even sprinkled her cheeks with freckles for good measure. These two besties got coordinating outfits and a bright, spring inspired background to call home. The sentiment is my favorite from the coordinating Galentine Fairies sentiment pack and I think it pretty much has these two pegged. ;)

Ok, gotta run. Have a good one! 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Galentine Fairy Thandie, Galentine Fairy Elodie, Galentine Fairies sentiments and Toadstool Background Set)

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, E15

standing hair- YR31, YR15, E97, E99, E29

sitting hair- YR30, YR31, E33, E35
clothes/wings- BV20, Y00, Y11, Y15, Y18, RV10, RV21, RV14, RV29, YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG25, YG67, BG99

mushroom- E81, E84, E87

dirt/grass- E31, E34, E43, E44/YG01, YG03, YG25, YG63, G94

sky- BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG53
hedge- YG06, YG07, G24, G43


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

100% chance of love...


I'm up on the Hello Bluebird blog today and this month has been all about making fun Valentine's Day cards. Just because there aren't any Valentine specific stamp sets in the Hello Bluebird store, that doesn't mean there aren't endless possibilities to get creative with what is available. This time around I thought it would be cute to play with the tiny heart stamps in the Puddle Play set and create a simple scene of love showering down on this adorable elephant. I began by stamping the elephant onto Copic X-Press It card stock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I then masked her trunk and stamped the umbrella over top so that when the mask was removed it looks like she is holding the umbrella. Next, I began stamping the tiny falling hearts using the Lovely Lady and Pure Poppy ink pads from Papertrey Ink. I made sure to leave the space directly beneath the umbrella empty so it would look like the hearts are bouncing off, only to pile up on the ground on either side of our little cutie. I also used the Pure Poppy ink to do a partial stamping of one of the sentiment included in the Puddle Play set. The new, more Valentine themed version of the sentiment was completed using the 'love' word die that is included with the Gallery Frame #6 die. For someone like me who loves to color the scenes on my cards using Copic markers, this card already had most of its color already on it from the pink and red ink that I stamped with. All that was left for me to color was the sweet elephant, her umbrella and the grounding shadow beneath her feet and the piled up hearts. Oh, I also couldn't resist adding a few vertical motion lines in with the hearts to help lead the viewers eye down the length of the card. Even though the coloring is minimal, I still think that the whole "showered in love" theme has been effectively captured and I gotta admit that it was a fun change of pace for me as well. To complete the card I framed the scene using Gallery Frame #2 and the same pink card stock that I cut the sentiment out of. Mount that on a red card base and no one would doubt that this is a Valentine's Day card. 

Later gators!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Puddle Play)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, Papertrey Ink pure poppy and lovely lady
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #2 die

Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #6 die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

elephant- E40, E41, W2, W3, W4, W5, R000, R00
umbrella- C3, C5, RV10, RV21, RV52, RV32, RV34
shadow- C00, N0, N1, N2, N3, N4
background- RV0000, RV000, RV00, BG0000


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Love ya...


I'm up on the TGF blog today and you may have noticed that I've been in full Valentine's Day card making mode lately so when it came time to create for this post I went back to the big Anya Combo kit to see if any of those beauties would work within that love theme. Not only did I find this saucy winking Anya with heart buttons on her sweater, but the sentiment and floating heart stamps are also part of the kit. Unfortunately, this big kit is now sold out in the TGF store but Marie is always open to suggestions for future Farmer's Markets, if you missed out this first go-round. To fill out the space behind Anya I wanted to create a lush flower bed, so again I went to the digital stamps section of the store and found the Just Married set. This set has a bunch of pretty, individual blossoms to choose from and I grabbed three to play with. I was sure to vary the size and direction of each bloom to have them look as natural as possible in the flower bed behind Anya. From there it was time to color and I based my primary shade of pink off of the pink ink that I stamped the sentiment with, called Sweet Blush. The warm, rosey hue was paired with a bold navy blue skirt for a touch of contrast that would help Anya stand out against all of the pink flowers surrounding her. Once I was done coloring I used a pretty banner die to frame this sweet scene and the card was complete.

Have a wonderful week and stay crafty my friends!  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Simon Says Stamp and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- The Greeting Farm (Just Married set)

stamps- The Greeting Farm (Anya Combo kit)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink sweet blush
Mama Elephant stitched scallop banner die

ranger glossy accents

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E53, E23, E27
clothes- BV00, E50, E81, R00, R02, RV42, E04, B05, B37, B39, BV29, N2, N3, N4
grass/dirt- YG01, YG03, YG63, G94/E31, E34, E43, E44
flowers- R21, R43, RV25, R30, R32, YR30, yR31, YG25, BG96
sky- Y0000, Y000, YR30, YR31, R00, R12

trees- E57, E59, YG17, YG67

When I found you...

Hello, hello!

I've had this cute couple from Dreamerland Crafts stamped and ready to color for quite some time. Yesterday I was short on crafty time which made it the perfect time to have something I could just grab and go. The stamp is called Kiss, for obvious reasons, and the trees in the background are part of the Mix and Match Trees and Leaves set. I stuck with the red and pink color palette that I've been using a lot lately and found the perfect sentiment for these two in my order from MFT that arrived just an hour before I sat down to create. Kinda makes it feel like the wait to color up this stamp was meant to be, LOL!  ;)

Alrighty, well thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Kiss and Mix and Match Trees and Leaves), My Favorite Things (sentiment)

ink- Memento tuxedo black

Spellbinders hemstitch die

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
boy hair- E53, E23, E25, E27

boy clothes- R35, R37, R39, R89, E81, E84, E87, E40, E42, E43
girl hair- E44, E47, E49

girl clothes- E31, E34, E40, E81, BV01, RV10, RV13, RV14, R32, R37, R39, YG03, YG95, YG97, Y18

sky- Y0000, Y00, R000, R01, R02

grass- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG63, G94
hills- E31, E34, E44, V22, YG67

trees- E42, E43, W6, YG25


Monday, January 23, 2023

Love you...

Good morning!

I've made another Valentine's Day card using a non-Valentine stamp set from Hello Bluebird. This time around I used the Balloon Buddies set, stamping both the bear and the bunny sharing the bouquet of balloons. I also used the two little hearts included in the set and added them to the balloons to make them look like they are filled with shaped confetti. Talk about an easy Valentine transformation, even the sentiment was a simple tweak. It is from the Unicorn Tales stamp set and it originally reads, "I love you more than unicorns". I simply applied ink to only the top line of the sentiment and wiped the ink off the 'i' before stamping. Then I cut it all out using the Nesting Deckle Mini Slimline die and this cute but simple little card was done.  :)

Have a great week my friends!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Balloon Buddies and Unicorn Tales)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, Papertrey Ink pure poppy and lovely lady
Hello Bluebird Nesting Deckle mini slimline die

Sakura stardust glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

bear- E53, E55, E44, E49, R30
bunny- E30, E31, E34, E40, E41, E43, R30, RV42
balloons- BG000, C00, C0, C2, R24, R29, RV10, RV02, RV32
grass- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG63, G94, G43
sky- BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG53, C0, 0
trees- RV10, RV32


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Somebirdy loves you...

Hey there!

Yesterday we added the four new Galentine Fairies to the Sweet November Stamps store. To celebrate the release I did a Live coloring over on my Adventure's in Coloring with Amy Facebook page. Because I had a couple of requests on sharing how I colored the snow thaw look that I did on a card earlier in the week I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to make that happen. So I paired Galentine Fairy Rachel with some of the little birds that come in the Snow Angels clear stamp set because I figured it would be cute to have her feeding the birds on that particular ground. We also colored some alterations into her outfit to make it more cold weather friendly, like the finger-less gloves and tall boots. All of that with some great color suggestions from my fellow crafty peeps and this card came together just like that and once I was done filming I found the perfect sentiment to tie it all together. 

Ok, time for me to get busy. Catch ya later!

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It

digital stamp- Sweet November Stamps (Galentine Fairy Rachel)

stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Snow Angels set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler icing on the cake
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Pear Blossom Press silver gel pen

Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here