Friday, September 30, 2016

Nine lives...

TGIF my friends!

It is a VERY good day in the Young household because I was one of the ten lucky ladies announced as a MFT 2016 Card Design Superstar... woot, woot! I am just over the moon excited and I literally can't stop smiling. :)
It was my Happy Girls card that got me the win and I thought today would be a fun opportunity to share a card that I made as a possible entry into the contest and instead inspired my second attempt that actually won. You can see the narrow strip idea is in place with all the kitties from the Cool Cat set peeking in. I used the cool Party Patterns set to add color to the kraft background and frame the image panel in a funky way. While I think it turned out to be a very fun and happy card it also felt a bit busy. So I took the idea and edited it down, shifting the elements and streamlined the overall design. It doesn't mean I don't like this card, because I do, but I'm also grateful for what I learned from it.
I also added a little something to the inside of the card, which I don't often do. But once I settled on the 'nine lives' sentiment I just couldn't leave the card with only seven kitties on it. Call it card making OCD I guess, LOL! ;)

Alrighty, have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- My Favorite Things (Cool Cat set and Party Patterns set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Studio Calico and Versamark clear
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
Ranger Glossy Accents
Copic markers:
sorry, I lost my list

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sprinkled with love...

Hey there!

A few weeks ago, my good friend Tracey and I made it our goal to color up each of the cupcakes from the Papertrey Ink Baker's Dozen stamp set. The set contains a sweet little themed cupcake for each month of the year and we just had a blast working our way through each one. Now I've got a pretty little stack of cupcakes waiting to get on a card or two and my new goal is to post one a month over the next year. Tracey and I started with September's cupcake so I figured I should hurry and get this one put together and up before it was too late. We did a bit of masking to get three cupcakes together because having the red, green and golden apples all next to each other looks pretty darn cute. :)

Okay then, time for me to get my day going. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Basic Grey (yellow)
DCWV burlap
stamps- Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen set and Just Desserts sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle and Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things single stitch square frame die
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Divine Twine 
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
cupcake- E50, E21, 0
frosting- E31, E33, E35
liners/apple- R35, R37, R39, R89
apple slices- G20
apple- Y21, Y11
apple- YG00, YG13, YG03
stems- E57
shadow- W0, W1

Wednesday, September 28, 2016



This new Delight Anya is the Super Secret Stamp Club September stamp and I fell in love with her immediately. So much so that I decided she would be perfect as my new Facebook avatar for the fall season. I actually got her all colored up last week but I finally had a bit of time to get her on a card yesterday. The papers are classic October Afternoon and they are still a favorite after all these years. Anya looks quite lovely in the two different shades of orange that I pulled from the paper and she is ready to take a stroll on this beautiful autumn day. Well, that's all I've got for today.

Later gators!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- October Afternoon (Weather Vane)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Super Secret Stamp Club Delight Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
My Favorite Things Hello There die
My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die
Prima flowers
The Twinery twine
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E29
clothes- Y32, Y35, Y38, YR14, E99, E40, E81, E53, E55, E57

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy Halloween...

Hello, hello!

I've got a quick Halloween card to share today featuring the Scaredy Cats set from The Greeting Farm. This time around I colored up the mustachioed little gent who is looking all highfalutin in his top hat and bow tie. Something about this fancy feline had me picturing him as a Siamese cat so I just went with that idea. Now he's just hangin' out on the porch on Halloween night chatting up that pair of jack o'lanterns. What a character! It looks like Scaredy Cats is currently sold out but I bet they will be back on the store shelves before you know it.  :)

Alrighty, gotta run! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Witch Hazel)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Scaredy Cats set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug sprinkles
Fiskars scallop border punch
Papertrey Ink speech bubble die
Copic markers:
cat- N0, N2, N3, N5, N7, N10, E40, E42, 0, R01
hat and tie- C5, C7, C9, R14, YR09, E09

Monday, September 26, 2016

Happy harvest...

Good morning!

How adorable is this little apple pickin' sweetie? Seriously, as soon as I saw Apple over at Mo's Digital Pencil on Friday I knew that I had to snap her up. Growing up and living in apple country I can so relate to everything about this image. In fact, she totally reminds me of my little sister when she was just a tot... hanging out with the big kids while we all 'helped' to pick the fruit. Harvest is currently wrapping up at the moment so this seemed to be the perfect time to get her on a card. I decided to give her some yummy Honey Crisps to munch on since they are my personal faves and had a lot of fun coloring them all up. I'm also going ahead and entering this card into the current "anything goes" challenge at Mo's Digital Challenge.

Okey doke, thanks for dropping by... see ya'll again tomorrow!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- October Afternoon (Cherry Hill)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Apple)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle
October Afternoon rub on stitches
Lawn Fawn stitched hills die
Prima flower
Kaiser Craft pearl
My Mind's Eye wood dots
Wink of Stella gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E55, E57, E49
clothes- B93, B95, B97, B99, Y0000, Y11, Y02, Y26, YG21, YG03, YG67, BG57, YG95, YG99, R24, R27, E09
apples- R22, R05, R08, Y00, Y02
ladder- E30, E31, E34
basket- Y11, Y21, YR23, E33, YG0000, YG00, YG03
background- E40, E41, E43, YG93, B0000, 0

Friday, September 23, 2016

A friend like you...


I had some time in my crafty room yesterday and I decided to look in my Sugar Nellie binder for some fall card inspiration. That's where I found Hazel and Nutty and I'm ashamed to admit that I think this is my first time coloring them up! It was worth the wait though because I had a blast with this pretty little fairy and her squirrelly friend. The papers are a random mix that I put together as I flipped through a stack of scraps and I just fell in love with this combo for a fall card even though there is none of the traditional oranges or reds that you usually find. Then I grabbed the Fancy Foliage die to accent the card design because I liked how it mimicked the white silhouettes in the paper. All in all it came together to be a pretty little card that I'm quite pleased with. 

Take care and have a fabulous weekend everybody!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey ink
paper- Kaiser Craft (green), Authentique (yellow), October Afternoon (woodgrain)
stamp- Sugar Nellie (Hazel and Nutty), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle and Colorbox dark brown
My Favorite Things double stitched circle die
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Papertrey Ink Fancy Foliage Details die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear and gold glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E71, R00, R20
hair- E50, E53, E55
clothes- Y11, YG91, YG93, YG21, YG0000, YR30, YR31, YR23, YR24, E81
leaves/flower- Y06, Y35, YR15, E08
wings- BV0000, V20, V22, B0000
squirrel- W00, W0, W2, W4, YR30, R00
ground/sky- E41, E43, E44, YG95, B60, B0000, 0

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Make a wish...

Hello, hello!

I've got one more card that I've made using the Simon Says Stamp Mini Pony Party exclusive set. For this one I paired up the remaining two magical pony pals with the cupcakes and stand to create a whole birthday party theme. I kept the rest of the card simple by just framing them in with a sweet stitched scallop die and sprinkled on a few buttons and sequins for good measure. 

Ok, time for me to scoot as I've got a busy day ahead. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- yellow dot
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (Mini Pony Party set, Handwritten Greetings set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched scallop frame die
Wink of Stella gold and silver glitter pens
Copic markers:
pegasus- RV000, V000, V01, RV10, RV63, V12, V15
unicorn- YR30, YR31, E51, R20, R43, R32
cupcakes/stand- BG000, C3, 0, E21, E33, E57, RV14, Y11, Y21, Y26
background- YG0000, YG00, YG25, YG91, BG10, BG0000, 0