Friday, September 22, 2017

Warm wishes just for you...


I'm wrapping up this week with a quick little card featuring the long retired Twinkle Tot Madelynn from TGF. I was kinda hoping that some of her fellow Twinkle Tots would be in the Farmer's Market yesterday but no luck. I'll just have to keep hoping and waiting a bit longer to complete my collection. In the meantime I have been waiting for the cooler fall season to get Madelynn on a card. She's so stylish with her long, fabulous scarf and pretty floral cap. In fact it was that flower that had me pulling this lovely floral paper to pair with her and pull all my Copic colors from. Total bonus that it gave me a built in sentiment for the card as well. :)

Have a crafty weekend everybody! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Simple Life)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Twinkle Tot Madelynn)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things stitched die
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
eyeshadow/lips- YG91, YG93, RV42
clothes- YR21, YR15, YR27, BG70, BG72, B000, B41, Y04, Y08, Y21, Y26, E30, E53, E55, E50, E81, YG91, YG93, YG97, E87, E89

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hello fall...


The weather has definitely taken a turn for the cooler side with the nights getting down right chilly here. I'm not complaining though because I finally got to pull out all my comfy sweaters and snuggle up. I guess that's why this cutie caught my eye, with her oversized sweater and layers I could just feel the nip in the air. She's called Hello Autumn and I mean come on, how adorable is she? The birch trees made another appearance too because I thought that lone leaf needed somewhere to fall from. It makes for a sweet, simple scene that I am quite happy with. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- Carta Bella (Hello Fall)
stamps- Penny Black (Hello Autumn), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment), Studio Calico (birch trees)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico doc brown
My Favorite Things blueprints die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E34
clothes- E81, E84, E87, E89, R35, R39, E18, YR000, YR02, YR07, E33, YR21, YR12, YR16
rake- E55, E57, G21, G82, G46
leaf- YG00, YG93, Y21
trees- W00, W0, W2
sky- BG70
grass- G40, YG61, G24

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Milk and cookies...

Mornin' crafty friends!

I'm here today with another card for Whimsy Stamps and I had a lot of fun with this one. This darling stamp is called Sweet Lil' Chef but she looks like a baker to me. Who can resist delicious chocolate chip cookies? Heck, I would take that bowl of cookie dough right now, LOL! I had just gotten the new Milk and Cookies 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug and even though it is technically a Christmas collection I knew right away that I wanted to use this specific paper with Sweet Lil' Chef on a non-holiday card. So I pulled my Copic colors from the paper and I think she turned out just as sweet as those cookies she's baking. :)

Ok, time for me to get my day started. Thanks for dropping by!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Doodlebug (Milk and Cookies)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Sweet Lil' Chef), Lawn Fawn (Sprinkled with Joy set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and gray flannel
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things essential speech bubble die
My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E27
eyes- BG15, BG32, BG07, BG000
clothes- RV02, RV52, RV55, E30, E55, E57, E59, RV25, RV29, E50, E53, C00, C1, C2
bowl/batter- B00, BG53, BG05, E31, E34, E35
floor- BG0000, C5, C7, C9
oven- C0, C2, C4, C6, N4, N7, N10, YR30, YR31, R01, R02, C1, C3

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Autumn Greetings...

Hello crafty friends! 

It's time for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card. I placed an order as soon as the new release from Stamping Bella hit the shelves and once those stamps were in my hot little hands I just had to ink some of them up. Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves completely stole my heart with all of her joy and exuberance and she needed somewhere special to live. So I masked her off and added the leaf pile and log from the awesome Little Bits Nature Collection set and finished off the scene with the Cave Kids Backdrop. I chose not to ink up the stream in the backdrop since I already had so much else going on and I love how such a simple change completely changes up the look of the stamp. I colored the whole scene to match the colors in this pretty Vintage Blessings paper from Simple Stories and I don't think you could ask for a more beautiful fall day than this.  :)   

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog, there is still plenty of time to get creative. And because it is the special one year anniversary challenge the prize has been upped to an awesome $30 gift certificate!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories (Vintage Blessings)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Cave Kids Backdrop, Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves, Little Bits Nature Collection), Inkadinkado (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
My Favorite Things stitched cloud border die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- YR21, YR14, YR27, R01, R21, RV21, E81, R59, E18, E44, E49
grass/trees- YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, T3
leaves/log- Y21, Y26, Y04, E31, E34, E35
mountains/rocks- V20, V22, C00, C1, C2, W2
sky- BG0000, BG10

Monday, September 18, 2017

Peace this day...

Good morning! 

I've got another sweet Dreamerland card to share today. This stamp is called A Little Peaceful Rest and being the animal lover that I am I fell in love with these napping buddies as soon as I saw them. It doesn't get much better than snuggling down for a nap with a furry friend right by your side, if you ask me. I trimmed away the cardstock below her and replaced it with this cool wood grain paper from Simple Stories. I love how it looks like a wall with the flowers growing up it. Oh, if only I had time to grab my own pup and take a nap today. Instead I'm off to work all day so time for that, LOL! 

See ya in 24 my crafty friends!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories 
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (A Little Peaceful Rest), sentiment
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink
Memory Box butterfly dies
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- C0, C2, R12, YR02, YR68
puppy- C4, 100
sky- BG0000, BG000

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fun days...

TGIF my friends!

I'm wrapping up the week with a card that I've made for this week's sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things. I took some liberties with the sketch and shrank the circle elements way down so they were more embellishment than focal point. That's because I really wanted to fill most of the space with this adorable Jumping With Joy Pure Innocence and instead of jumping I have her playing in a big pile of leaves. I stamped and masked most of the leaves in a light colored ink so she would really pop against the softer, less distinct lines, then made sure to add a drop shadow in W4 to help ground her into the scene. I also used the cool new Whimsical Woodgrain background stamp and stamped it tone o n tone with some brown cardstock to stick with the whole outdoorsy, nature feel of the card. I gotta say, this was a lot of fun and it felt goo d to ink up a Pure Innocence after so long. :)

Take care and have a fab weekend!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence Jumping with Joy and Whimsical Woodgrain background)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand, Studio Calico doc brown
My Favorite Things stitched fishtail flag die
Studio Calico wood grain enamel dots
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E55, E47, E49
clothes- V17, V09, BV29, E50, E81, 0, RV25, RV29, RV69, R35, RV29, R89, BG11, BG23, BG49, E84
leaves- Y02, Y17, E33, Y38, YR09, R39, YG01, YG93, YG95
ground- G40, YG00, Y04, Y17
shadow- W4

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Grow better with love...

Good morning!

I'm back today with another card for Whimsy Stamps and this one features the enchanting Veritas by Sylvia Zet. Over the past decade I have watched many of the apple orchards that I grew up with be replaced by vineyards and you can't seem to throw a rock without hitting some kind of winery or tasting room in my home town. Now I'm not much of a wine drinker myself but this beautiful little vineyard sprite just had to make it on a card celebrating the change in season and the coming grape crush. I love how her long flowing hair almost mimics the curling vines of the grapes. I really wanted her to have a place to live in this so I used my Copics to sketch in a lush vineyard in the distance. Now she looks like she is guarding over all those yummy grapes. :)

Thanks for dropping by and saying hi... I'll chat at'cha again tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Veritas), Prima (Build-a-swirl set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle and Hero Arts ombre green
My Favorite Things double stitched rectangle die
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E31, E55, E59
eyes- BV25, BV29
lips- R83, R85
dress- G20, G40, G43
ladybug- R56, R29, N10
grapes/vineyard- R85, R56, BV08, E84, E87, E89, YG00, YG01, YG95, YG97, G99, E31, E34, E55
sky- B0000