Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Who Glows There...

Hello, hello! 

The fact that Halloween is only eight days away is kinda catching me off guard. For some reason I've been under the assumption that I've got plenty of time to start diving into Halloween cards and now... not so much! So now I am in a mad scramble to ink up some of the fun new Halloween stamps that I've added to my collection this year. First up are these adorable Halloween critters from Hello Bluebird. I fell in love with the Halloween Party set as soon as I saw it, all of the animals are super cute and the scene building possibilities with the accessory stamps always get me excited. I ended up grabbing bits and pieces from several different Hello Bluebird sets to put this too-cute-to-spook scene together and I had a lot of fun playing off the whole glowing light theme with the pumpkins and party lights. It doesn't show up great in the photo but I added Glossy Accents to all the lights, the lantern and the candy bucket that looks really cool in person. ;)

Alrighty, I'm off to decide which Halloween card to make next... see ya tomorrow!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Halloween Party set, Halloween Fun set, Autumn Gatherings set Moose and Friends set and Rainy Day set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog, Versamark watermark
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
bunnies- E40, E41, E43, 0, R30, R21
candy pail- Y38, YR04, YR09, YR18
hat/collar/mask- BV02, BV04, BV08, V04, V17, T3, T5, T7
lantern- C3, C7, C10, Y00, Y02, Y18
bat- E5, E7, W10
pumpkins- YR31, YR15, YR07, E09, E41, E42, E44, Y02, Y18
stump- E31, E33, E25
ground/trees- YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
sky/ clouds- RV52, RV63, V05, RV66, RV69, V000
leaves- Y02, Y21, YR23, YR27
lights- Y0000, Y000, Y00, 0, YR31, YR21

Monday, October 22, 2018

Something wonderful...

Good morning!

This weekend Le Doux Designs released Planner Penelope and her Plushy Pals digital stamps at 7 Kids. There are seven new designs and I took advantage of the capability to re-size digital stamps to fit three of the characters together into this single scene. I envisioned little Penelope relaxing and doing her weekly planning in her bedroom surrounded by her stuffed panda and pet hamster. I printed them all out in a light grey ink for some no-line coloring and went to town! The perspective is a bit off between the bed and the dresser that the hamster cage is on but that's ok, like I always say... the background isn't the star of the show. As long as it has the right feel for your character's story the lines don't have to be spot on perfect. In the end, I've got a sweet and cheery card ready to brighten someone's day. :)

Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Le Doux Designs (Planner Penelope, Plushy Panda and Plushy Hamster)
stamp- Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Papertrey Ink pure poppy
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR21, YR24, YR27
eyes- B23, B14, B97, BG000
clothes- V04, V06, V09, V000, RV52, RV63, B60, B63, B66, C4, C5, C6, C7, C10
planner- R22, R24, R27, R29, R89
hamster- E31, E33, E35, E40, E42, 0, E27
walls- Y11, Y21
panda- V0000, V000, V01, RV63, V12, V15, V17
floor- YG11, G12, YG63
bed- E50, E81, 0, RV00, RV11, RV34, YG03, YG17, Y21

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Be Awesome Today...


This little dude from the Oh Boys set is part of the most recent Greeting Farm release. Something about this cutie had me envisioning him as an outdoorsy hiker type of guy. So I grabbed the mountain from the How Rawr You set and stamped it repeatedly in desert ink sand because I knew that doing the mountains in no line would help throw them further into the distance compared to him. Then I also printed off the tiny backpack from the S'more Fun digital add on set to complete the scene. I sure hope he's got a buddy so he doesn't get lost in those hills!  ;)


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (S'more Fun Add On set)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Oh Boys set and How Rawr You set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E31, E35, E57
clothes- B93, B97, C2, W4, W7, W8, E84, E87, R14, E07, E18
backpack- E55, E35, R14, E08, E18, B95, B99
sky/water- BG000, BG01, BG53, B52, Y11, Y000
grass/trees- YG00, G43, G94, G28
mountains- E41, E42, E43, E44, C2


Saturday, October 20, 2018

You're my universe...

Hey there! 

This clean and simple card was made for the My Universe release at The Greeting Farm awhile back. I thought it would be fun to line up all the planets included in the set and do some no line coloring with them... and yes, I am #teampluto! LOL  ;) 

Ok, I hope your weekend is out of this world!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- My Mind's Eye (Blast Off)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (My Universe)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Copic markers:
mercury- Y11, E81, E84
venus- Y11, Y21, Y26
earth- YG21, YG25, BG05, B06
mars- R12, R14, R08, E08, E09
jupiter- YR30, YR31, Y38, YR07, YR18, YR68, E08
saturn- Y11, Y26, E81, E84, E87
uranus- BG11, BG34, BG02, BG05, BG18
neptune- B12, B14, B16, B18
pluto- B41, C3
space- 100
comet- W2, W5, Y02, Y35, YR07, R27

Friday, October 19, 2018

Put on the pointy hat...

TGIF my friends!

I found myself short on crafting time yesterday but luckily I have a nice pile of colored images from the Some Odd Girl coloring challenges that are just waiting to make it onto a card. So I flipped through the most recent ones I had done and this sassy witch caught my eye. She is actually from a retired stamp set called Kaylee's Closet and her costume came separately as the Witch Wardrobe and the boots are from the Winter Wardrobe. Not having much time, I quickly fussy cut Kaylee then grabbed the new Bewitched papers and found the perfect background/sentiment all rolled into one. I jazzed it up a bit with the moon and bat stickers but it was fun to change things up and play with pretty papers again. All in all, not too shabby for a 15 minute card. ;)

Alrighty, gotta run... early start time at work today! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
paper- Echo Park (Bewitched)
stamps- Some Odd Girl (Kaylee's Closet, Witch wardrobe and Winter wardrobe sets)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Pebbles puffy stickers
My Favorite Things circle stax die
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BV13, BV04, BV29
eyes- YG01, YG06, G29, BG000
eye shadow- YG91
lips- BV29
clothes- T4, T7, T10, C5, C7, C9, 100, Y38, YR04, YR18, E81, E40, W2, W3, W4, V15, V17, V09
broom- E44, E47, YR23, YR24, E39
moon- C1, 0, W00, W0

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Not all those who wander are lost...

Mornin' folks!

So yesterday I shared my card using the lovely Uptown Zodiac Girl Libra and now it is time to share my altered version of her. Unlike the last few Zodiac girls, this alteration was a bit more involved than simply doing some creative cropping and coloring. So I wiped away her upraised arm completely before stamping as well as her other hand and the scale it was holding. Then I grabbed a black multiliner pen and drew in a simple lowered arm as well as a new waving hand. This left me with a pretty gal either waving hello or goodbye, but what to do with her? My sister Tracy, who is always good at challenging me said that I should color her into a train station or airport. That idea was a bit daunting at first but I decided to see what I could do, if nothing else it would stretch my Copic skills for sure. So I did a google search for train stations and found a photo that inspired me to give it a go. It's not perfect by any means but that's the beauty of backgrounds, they don't have to be! You just want to create the right impression. In the end I think it looks like Miss Libra is ready to set out on an adventure.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a good one my friends!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Libra), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y21, E95, E97, E35
clothes- G43, YG63, YG67, E50, E81, E84, 0, E44, E47, E49
suitcase- Y02, Y21, Y26, E23, E25, E27
sky- B0000, B000, B00
trees- Y02, YR23, YR24, E08, E44, E47
shrubs/grass- Y02, YG91, YG93, YG95, E30, E31
train station/train- W00, W0, W1, W3, W4, W6, N6, N10, C00, C5, C6, C9, T3, T5, 0, G16, G28, G29, E55, E57, Y000

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Your birthday star...

Hello crafty friends!

I'm just over half way through my personal challenge to create birthday cards for each of the Stamping Bella Zodiac Girls. Today Miss Libra is the latest star sign beauty to get inked up and on a card. Libra is the sign of the Scales. She is active, artistic, easy going, peaceable, prizing beauty and harmony. She is also diplomatic and very socially inclined. Her signature colors are lavender and blue, the colors of romance, harmony and refinement. I wanted to play up the whole scales, yin and yang, black and white theme with Libra thus the bit of striped washi tape. And as always, the sentiment is a mix of stamps with the top being from the Papertrey Ink Stargazer sets and the description is included with Libra
Tomorrow I will have the altered version of Libra and I really challenged myself with that one!  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- unknown
stamps- Stamping Bella (Uptown Zodiac Girl Libra), Papertrey Ink (Stargazer set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink winter wisteria
Nuvo crystal drops white blizzard
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C5, C10, 100
clothes- BV01, BV31, BV02, BV04, B21, B26, B28, BV29
scales- C0, C1, C4
shadow- W1, W3, W5