Tuesday, September 26, 2017

You're pretty...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. In my last order from 7 Kids I got some of the fun new viking stamps from CC Designs along with some Neat and Tangled goodies. At the time I hadn't planned on pairing up the two but as I was putting the stamps away I really looked at this You're Pretty sentiment set and realized how perfect it would be with this fabulous Viking Nancy character. I love how together they take a rather superficial compliment and turn it into an empowering message.  :)

Alrighty, there is still a couple weeks to play along in the September 'anything goes' challenge so head on over to the 7 Kids blog and play along for the chance to win a $30 gift certificate!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Viking Nancy), Neat and Tangled (You're Pretty set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- B45, B37, BG000
eyeshadow- W2, W4
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- E15, E08, E19, R14, E18, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, Y11, Y23, Y26, Y28, E95, E97, E99
sand- E30, E31, E34
sea- BG70, BG72, BG75, BG18
sky- BG90, BG93, BG70
sea grass- G94, G99, G24
dragon- G82, G85

Monday, September 25, 2017

Crisp sunburnt leaves...

Good morning! 

With fall officially upon us I just had to print off this gorgeous Spirit of Autumn digi from Some Odd Girl and get her on a card. At first I couldn't decide what color her hair should be so I challenged myself to create a fall ombre effect from brown all the way down to golden yellow at the ends. I'm pretty happy with the final results, at least it mimics the changing leaves on the train of her gown quite nicely. When it came time to color a quick background I made sure to make the tall grass sway in the same direction as her wind blown tresses to really sell that illusion of a crisp, autumn breeze. I found the sentiment in an older 6x6 paper pad from Simple Stories and it couldn't have been more perfect. All in all I had a lot of fun coloring this one up. :)

Ok then, hope your week is off to a great start! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Pumpkin Spice and Hello Fall)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Spirit of Autumn)
ink- Colorbox creamy brown
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
gold thread
Smooch gold
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E13, BV00, R00, R20
lips- E04
hair- Y11, Y21, YR23, YR12, YR15, YR24, YR27, E99, E33, E37
eyes- YG21, YG95, G99, BG000
gown- YG91, G85, G99, E81, E84, E87, Y02, Y38, YR18, R59, E99, YG23, E47, E49
ground/grass- E53, E55, E57, YR23
sky- B0000

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