Friday, April 21, 2017

Hey there...


My day is going to be busy, busy so this post will have to be short and sweet. It has been too long since I colored up a Tiddly Inks cutie so I went searching through my collection and found Ellie Says Hi. How has this darling girl gone this long before getting on a card? Well the wait for Ellie to fulfill her crafty destiny was over and I paired her up with some older papers from Imaginisce because the spring time colors totally suited her cheery personality. The result is a happy little card that was a lot of fun to put together. :)

Have a great weekend everybody! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Imaginisce (spring)
digital stamp- Tiddly Inks (Ellie Says Hi)
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento grey flannel and nautical blue
Simon Says Stamp scallop border die
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- YR30, YR31, Y24
clothes- RV91, RV21, R21, R22, W0, W2, W4, W6, B39, BV29, YG25, YG67, Y11, Y15, BG45, BG72, RV25, RV29, B37

Thursday, April 20, 2017

I believe in you...

Hi there!

So I watched the new updated Pete's Dragon movie on Netflix this past week and even though it was nothing like the original one that I remember from my childhood it was still very cute and entertaining. So it's really no surprise that dragons were on my mind when it came time to create. Luckily I had this cute digi stamp called Me And My Dragon from ADFD on the ol' hard drive. I printed it out once on white cardstock then again on this green pattern paper to do a little paper piecing on the big guy himself. I like how the subtle print almost looks like the light dappling through trees onto his green scales. The kiddo on the original image is sporting pigtails but since I was going for Pete and Elliot I just chopped them right off when I fussy cut the image. I think I succeeded in taking myself back in time just a bit to my younger days when I would wish for a dragon pal all my own too.  ;)

Later gators!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Photoplay (Happy Glamper), DCWV (green)
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Me and My Dragon)
stamps- Avery Elle (sentiment), Simon Says Stamp (speech bubble)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Lawn Fawn stitched hills die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
dragon- YG11, G43, G82, R30, RV63, V05, V06, YG00, YG17
kid- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E41, E43, E44
clothes- 719, YR04, YR18, B01, BG45, BG49, E49

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

You're quite wonderful...


So back in the day I got a handful of the Lulu stamps from Stamping Bella because I loved their sweet demeanor and crazy hair. The only issue I had with these cuties is that the stamps tended to have a lot of solid areas that would stamp black, including the hair. This always felt very limiting as far as color palettes went and I missed not getting to color in their hair. Now that I've been playing around with no-line coloring I decided to re-visit these little ladies and give them a whole new look. First up was the Ruby and Rose Lulu stamp and I can't even tell you how much fun I had giving these girls colorful hair and clothes. This technique totally transforms them... it kinda feels like I have brand new stamps to play with and I can't wait to get the others on cards of their own now too.   :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill, Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Ruby and Rose Lulu), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Hero Arts purple ombre
Papertrey Ink sentiment split curve horizontal die
cloud dies
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E35, E57, E49
hair- YR15, E97, E09, E18
eyeshadow- BG000, BG72
eyeshadow- YG00, YG61
dress- RV63, RV55, V05, V06, V09, C1
dress- BG02, BG53, BG05, BG07, B06, B18, C1
shoes- W7, E49
flowers- Y000, Y11, Y21, Y19, YG01, YG25, YG67

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Hello crafty friends! 

It's Tuesday and that means I have another fun card that I made for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. Being the crazy cat lady that I am, I've had this super cute Meoples Meowy stamp set from CC Designs on my wish list ever since it was released. So when I saw it in the 7 Kids store I snapped it right up. For this CAS card design I chose to ink up the little peeking kitty and color him up to be a grey tabby. I also wanted him to have some big, beautiful eyes so I went ahead and used my Copics to draw them in. Since I had a grey tabby gracing my card I searched my paper scrap bag for some grey and yellow paper to match back to him. Yellow and grey is such a happy combo, definitely one of my faves. And talk about a quick card to pull together... coloring and everything took less than an hour. And don't we all have those days with too little time to create but the itch to get crafty?
There is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has a gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon
stamp- CC Designs (Meoples Meowy set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Teresa Collins enamel dots
Avery Elle hello die cut
Copic markers:
eyes- YG00, YG03, YG95
fur- W0, W3, W4, W6, W10, R30

Monday, April 17, 2017


Good morning!

My pal Tracey recently shared with me a sheet of super cute paper that had these different strips of girly skull and bow patterns on it. As soon as I saw it I knew that it would be perfect with this classic Creeper from the Sweet & Toxic set. Don't they look like they were made to go together? So of course I pulled my Copic colors from the print and I think she turned out quite lovely. I added a sprinkling of fun and funky sequins to add a bit more sparkle to the card and a cheeky sort of sentiment that totally suits this sweet, or possibly toxic, Creeper... LOL! 

Alrighty crafty friends, take care and have a wonderful day! :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill, Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Creative Imaginations
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Sweet and Toxic set), Paper Smooches (sentiment), My Favorite Things (Distressed Patterns set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Angel Pink
My Favorite Things diagonal stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
eyes- YG93, YG97, BG000
eyeshadow- V93
hair- C10, C8, C6, RV55, RV06, RV17
clothes- C0, C1, C2, RV10, R81, R83, V01, V12, V15, YG91, YG93, YG97, RV06, RV17

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter...

TGIF everybody!

I was debating on just what stamp would be on my final Easter card for 2017, up until the day my Stamping Bella order arrived. I mean, just look at this cutie... how could I not get Ella Loves Easter on a card before the big day? So when it came time to create yesterday I looked to see what this week's Bellarific challenge was and got to work. It was a great sketch which made putting the card together pretty darn quick. This left me plenty of time to not only color up Ella but also give her a peaceful valley to live in. Simple and sweet, just how Easter should be, LOL! 

So happy Easter to all my crafty friends who are enjoying the holiday this weekend. Sneak a couple of jellybeans for me!  ;)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Bella Blvd
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter), Verve (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and angel pink
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
Doodlebug flower Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- E42, E43, E44
costume- RV000, RV52, R81, R83, V01, V12, V17, YR30, Y11, Y21, E49
basket/eggs- E30, E33, E35, B000, RV06, RV14, RV29, R81, R83, Y35, YR04, YR30, Y11, Y21, YG01, YG03, YG25, B02, BG05, B06, V01, V12, V17, E81
chocolate bunny- E25, E57, E49
background- YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67, BG0000

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Egg-stra special...

Hello again! 

It's a super busy morning for me so I'm going to post and run. This card has been percolating in my brain for quite awhile and I finally made time yesterday to tackle this fantastic Funny Farm background scene. And I paired it up with this super cute Chicky Girl and I love the two together! I can just imagine her finding the perfect Easter egg only to find it become the perfect Easter chick... awww so sweet! 

Ok, I really got to get moving... toodles!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Chicky Girl), Kraftin Kimmie Stamps (The Funny Farm), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR12, YR27, E99
clothes- B91, B93, B95, B97, RV52, V12, V15, E49, Y00, E81, Y35, YR24, E49
chick- Y21, Y35, Y04, YR04
sky- YR30, YR31, R0000
clouds- YR30, Y00, BV0000, B0000
barn- R05, E08, E18, C4, C6, E81
background trees/bushes- G28, YG01, YG03, YG95
fields- E30, E31, E34, E35
foreground bushes- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG67
foreground dirt- E30, E53, E55, E44
wood fence/crate- E41, E43, E44, C6