Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Best Gift...

Hello, hello!

I've got another card to share today using one of the super cute new stamps from this year's Christmas release at Dreamerland Crafts. This stamp is called Guess What I Have Bought and I paired it with the older Mix and Match Railing and Lamp Posts set to create a magical winter night scene. These two sweethearts find themselves exchanging gifts on a quaint little foot bridge overlooking a frozen stream and the surrounding forest... sounds pretty idyllic if you ask me. They have both taken the time to make a special gift for the other and they can't wait to share them with each other. But like the sentiment implies, the real gift is the relationship they share. :)

Alrighty friends, I will be coloring live this morning at 11 am PST in the 7 Kids Customers Create group using a stamp from this month's featured vendor, High Hopes Stamps. Hope to see you there!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Guess What I Have Bought and Mix and Match Railing and Lamp Posts), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
boy hair- E33, E57, E79
boy clothes- E31, E34, E57, E35, E50, E81, E84, R14, E09, E18, T4, T8, 100, YR23, YR24, E37, BG53, BG07, BG78, BG99
girl hair- E21, E23, E25, E27
girl clothes- B45, B97, B99, R14, E09, E18, E50, E81, E84, N3, N9, 100, B41, B23, B93
sky- B21, B34, B37, B39, FBG2
background- BG0000, B000, B41, BG11, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C8, G94, G99, Y0000, Y00, 0

Monday, December 17, 2018

Be Merry, Be Bright...

Good morning! 

I couldn't let this holiday go by without getting these two cuties from the It's a Roberto's Christmas set onto a card. I just think they are both so cute and since they worked together so nicely I did a bit of masking to bring Twila in close to the tree and make it all one cohesive scene. They both look quite proud of their dinky little Charlie Brown tree and you just know that they think it is the most beautiful Christmas tree ever. And I'm sure it will be as soon as they finish decorating it. ;)

TTFN!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- CC Designs (It's a Roberto's Christmas set), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20 
twila
hair- E50, E51, E42, E43
eyes- E34, BG000 
clothes- YG01, YG07, G07, YG13, RV21, R43, RV14, R46, R89, C1, C2, C5, C8, 100, W4, W7
henry 
hair- E43, E44, E47
eyes- E34, YG25, BG000
clothes- E31, E34, E35, YG03, YG17, YG67, G29, E50, E81, E84, R14, R27, E18, T1, T2, T4, T7, 100
floor- E40, E42, E43, E44, E47
wall- E07, E09, E18
tree- G24, G46, G29, E21, E55, E25, E71, E74, E77, E55
lights- YG25, YG67, R14, R29, B04, B28, YR04, YR68, Y000
tree topper/ ornaments- Y02, Y21, Y26, E37, R05, R27, R59, B02, B26, B39, V04, V05, V09, C3, E25, E74, E79


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Merry Christmas...

Hey there! 

Just a quick little post to share this sweet Christmas card I made for the Cozy With You release at The Greeting Farm. By masking the cookies from the set as I stamped it created the look of them all piled on top of each other. Then all I had to do was use a simple circle die to cut them out and with a bit more coloring I had the plate they were resting on. The papers are old favorites from October Afternoon and I love how they work with this stamp set creating a card that is all about the sweetness that this season brings. :)

Toodles!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Cozy with You)
ink- Memento desert sand
Lawn Fawn merry christmas die
My Favorite Things stitched scallop border die
Pebbles enamel dots
Copic markers:
cookies- E50, E30, E31, E23, R20, R22, R24, Y11, Y19, YG11, YG03, YG25, G000, BG11, C1, 0

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Sweet November Vault is open...

Hello friends!

Today marks our second Sweet November Vault opening at 7 Kids. If you missed it last month, the Vault is a special 24 hour period where we bring back a few select 'classic' Sweet November rubber images and convert them to a new digital format. So if you missed getting them 'back in the day' now is your chance... and they are quite the deal too! 

This month's Vault treasures are two different Christmas angels. Angel Felicity with her bouquet of pretty poinsettias was first released in October of 2012. This sweet angel has a love for decorating and beautifying her surroundings during the holiday season. Felicity positively radiates love and good cheer and now that she is a digital stamp it is easy to play around with sizing  like I did on my card for today. By cropping in tight and blowing her up big I was able to really focus on her expressive face. 
If you can believe it Angel Celeste was a digital release all the way back in November of 2009. I'm pretty sure she was the first angel I ever did and she is back now to bring peace and serenity to all those magical winter nights. If you missed out on getting these two beauties in the past be sure to grab them now. Once these 24 hours pass who knows how long it will be before they make their return.  ;)
Felicity supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
digital stamp- Sweet November (Angel Felicity)
stamp- Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop noted die
Heidi Swapp gold lame color shine spray
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, YR21, YR14, E99
eyes- B12, B24, B39
wings- E40, E81, E84
gown- C00, C1, C2, Y02, Y21, Y26, E37
poinsettia- R43, R35, R37, R89, YG00, YG03, YG95, YG99, Y21

Celeste supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
digital stamp- Sweet November (Angel Celeste)
stamp- Verve (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C8, C10, 100, B05, B39
winks- E40, E81, E84
gown- C00, C1, C3, 0, Y02, Y21, Y26, E37
background- BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV13, BV04, C0, C1, 0

Friday, December 14, 2018

Ever in your favor...

TGIF my friends!

Are you ready for the altered version of Uptown Zodiac Girl Sagittarius? When I first began this personal challenge I always kind of dreaded Sagittarius because I had no idea how I would alter her to have that pose make sense for anything other than holding a bow and arrow. It wasn't until I decided to embrace that bow and arrow and look at her as a different character that it all fell into place. The simplest change to make on Sagittarius would be to wipe away her mini dress and draw in her missing torso so that I could color an entire bodysuit onto her instead thus creating my version of Katniss from The Hunger Games. By typing in my own sentiment from the story it really brought the whole card together. I gotta say, for being the challenge I most dreaded, this was a pleasant surprise and so fun to create. ;)

Now don't forget to check back tomorrow for this month's SN Vault release. Two classic Sweet November images have been given a digital update and will be available for 24 hours only at 7 Kids
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamp- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Sagittarius)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Ranger glossy accents
Smooch gold
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E49
clothes- C6, C8, C10, T6, T7, T10, 100
bow and arrow- C2, C4
sky- B21, B45, C3, C5
trees- YG01, YG63, G94, G99, E84, E87, E89
ground- YG01, YG45, YG95, YG97, E42, E43, E44

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Make a wish...

Good morning crafty friends!

I just keep plugging away at my personal challenge to create birthday cards for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls and this month is all about Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the sign of the Archer. She is energetic, ambitious, generous, freedom-loving and a seeker of challenge. She is open to new ideas and exploration. Sagittarius' signature color is purple, the uncommon color of royalty and the artistic. I don't have anybody in my family or circle of friends born under this sign so I didn't have anyone in particular in mind when I colored her up. Still, I think she turned out pretty darn cool. ;)
 
Tomorrow I will have the altered version of Sagittarius to share so be sure to check back then!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Sagittarius), Papertrey Ink (Papertrey Ink (star gazer and star gazer additions)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Nuvo glitter
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E42, E43
clothes- BV02, BV13, BV04, BV29
bow and arrow- Y02, Y21, Y26, E37
background- B21, B34, B37, B39

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

You Warm My Heart...

Olo!

I'm back with another guest designer post for Pink and Main and this week I am working with the sweet Cocoa Cafe stamp set. This set comes with two characters, a handful of sentiments and the great Cocoa Cafe itself. And if all that wasn't good enough, the set is currently on sale right now too! Once again I found myself masking and stamping in desert sand ink to create a quaint little winter scene that looks like it was pulled straight from a picture book. I framed the festive cafe with two grey, hum drum kind of shops to make it stand out as a magical little oasis of holiday cheer. And it looks like that little guy is more than ready to head inside and sample some of their special cocoa flavors. 

Toodles! 


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Pink and Main (Cocoa Cafe)
ink- Memento desert sand and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E15
eyes- B45
clothes- E40, E81, E84, YG03, YG95, YG99, W4, W6, W8, R35, R37, R89
cafe- E23, E25, E29, E55, E57, E59, E13, R14, R27, R89, E50, E41, E42, YG25, G46, G29, B0000, B00
other buildings- W3, W4, W7, W9, T2, T4, T7, T9, B0000, B00
sky- B0000, B000, 0, C0
snow- B0000, G000, C00, C1, C2