Thursday, February 29, 2024

Thanks for picking me...


One of my personal goals this year is to ink up more of my older stamps in my crafty stash, especially some of my old favorites from The Greeting Farm that we haven't seen new versions of in quite some time. I've been really itchin' to ink up the Big Time Anyas again because I have always loved how long and lanky they are, making them so much fun to color. This lovely Big Time is Anya Blooms and I just think she is such a breath of fresh springtime air in her cute sun dress. She is busy gathering flowers for her first bouquet of the year and I surrounded her with butterflies and a grasshopper from the new Mini Remix Spring set. In the background I colored a field of the daisies stretching back in the distance behind Anya with a soft blue sky above. The pretty pastels are such a quintessential spring look and I think that Anya is absolutely rockin' them, LOL! I gotta tell ya, I'm already excited about creating with another one of these old school beauties sooner rather than later. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Supply list:
cardstock- Simon Says Stamp and Catherine Pooler

stamps- The Greeting Farm (Big Time Anya Blooms and Mini Remix Spring set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black

Trinity Stamps dainty scallop rectangle die

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Sakura stardust glitter pen

Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E33, E35, E47, E79
clothes- V01, Y00, Y11, Y15, Y26, E84, E87, E89, RV00, RV02, RV34
flowers- YG25, YG17, G46, G20, G21, BG90, Y04, Y17, YR27
sky- BG0000, BG000, BG01, C0, 0

grass/trees- YG00, YG21, YG03, YG45

butterflies/grasshopper- RV000, RV00, RV34/YG23, YG45

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Rainbow on a cloudy day...


I'm up on the Hello Bluebird blog and today I've got a colorful card to share with one of the happy Next Door Gnomes characters that I've colored into a leprechaun for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day. Perhaps he took shelter beneath the large mushrooms from the Bloomin Happy set while it was raining and now that the storm has passed this little leprechaun is serenading the sky to bring all the colors of the rainbow to shine down on him and his ladybug friend. I did some masking to group the characters and mushrooms all together in the center of the card, stamping them on Catherine Pooler Select white card stock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Next I colored them up with my Copic markers in bright primary colors that would match back to the rainbow I knew I would be adding in the sky above. To make that happen, I put the masks back on the images and blocked off the bottom half of the card before grabbing the Copic airbrush system and airbrushing streaks of color following the ROYGBIV pattern of a rainbow and the blue sky on either side. Once the masks were removed I could then complete the rest of the scene by coloring in the grass and trees. To play up the music theme with this cute gnome, turned leprechaun, I stamped music notes from the Garden Party set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I still had the larger frame from the Postage Frame die left over from the last card I made and it was the perfect addition to this sweet scene so I tied a bit of gold thread around it in a bow and then glued it to the card front. As a finishing touch I heat embossed one of the Rainbow Script sentiments to the bottom of the card in white to match back to the frame. I just love how everything came together to create such a happy Spring card.  :)


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (
Next Door Gnomes, Bloomin Happy, Garden Party and  Rainbow Script)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and tuxedo black, Versamark watermark

Hero Arts detail white embossing powder

Hello Bluebird Postage Frame die

gold thread

Pear Blossom Press gold gel pen
Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

beard- YR21, YR16, E08, E39

clothes/banjo- YG03, YG25, G07, G29, E43, E44, E47/E40, E81, E84, E44, E47

grass/dirt/trees- YG21, YG03, G24, YG63, G94/E30, E31, E42, E44/YG67, BG99

mushrooms- BV20, E40, E81, E84, R22, R24, R27, R29, R89

ladybug- T4, T6, R24, R27, R29
rainbow/sky- R24, R27, YR16, Y18, YG25, B02, B04, B05, B18, V06

flowers- YG17, Y04, Y18, YR16


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The love of a furry friend...

Hey there!

So I've got another card that I made for the latest clear release at Sweet November that's been waiting to be shared. This one features the cute little girl and her chihuahua from the Puppy Love: Squishy set. Squishy loves going for a walk just as long as he gets to ride in his special bag the whole time, LOL! The pretty scenery these two are enjoying is from the new Background Builder: Day at the Park set and I colored it so that the spring trees are in full bloom. What a wonderful day to be enjoying with your best friend. 

Laters! :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler

stamps- Sweet November (Puppy Love- Squishy and Background Builder: Day at the Park)
ink- Memento tuxedo black

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

sorry, I didn't keep a list

Monday, February 26, 2024

Thanks a bunch...

Good morning!

This sweet Flowers from Tofu stamp is part of the Chilliezgraphy by Pei Love and Joy collection at Purple Onion Designs but I waited to ink it up because I think it is perfect as a more generic spring themed card that doesn't have to celebrate a specific holiday. I had fun adding some butterflies from the Flora and Fauna set, even flipping one using a mirror stamp so it would face the opposite direction. The background trees are a small part of the Perfect Spot Background stamp that I added through some selective inking. The colors are bright and cheery and full of the sunshine that I am looking forward to as spring continues to creep up on us. The sentiment is from the Around the Town sentiment set and I mean, how perfect is it with this cute image?!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope there is some sunshine in your day!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Purple Onion Designs (Flowers From Tofu, Flora and Fauna set, The Perfect Spot background and Around the Town sentiment set), My Favorite Things (mirror stamp), Hello Bluebird (Country Gingham Background)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things scalloped stitched rectangle stax
Copic markers-

cat- E40, E41, E42, W4, W5, W7, YR21, YR14, YR27, R000, R00, R30, E04

bouquet- C1, C3, W4, YG01, YG05, YG17, G46, Y13, Y17, Y26, G20, BG93, E84

clothes- V20, Y11, Y13, Y18, Y26, B91, B95, B97
butterflies- E87, Y000, Y13, Y08, Y17, YR15
sky- B00, B01, B12, B14

trees- E34, E44, YG21, YG23, G24, G85, BG96

ground- E41, E42, E43, E44/YG01, YG03, YG25, YG63, G94