Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Always read me...

Hello, hello!

I made this card for the MFT sketch challenge and I am getting it in just under the wire. The super CAS design caught my eye immediately and got the creative wheels spinning. I ended up using some of the little accessory stamps from the Our Story stamp set to create this sweet vignette of the kitty sleeping on a pile of books. As I spend my days with a few of my own kitties this is a familiar scene, they love finding the oddest spots to take a cat nap. So this card totally brings to mind a cozy day spent at home, curled up with a furry friend or two and a good book. :)

Later gators! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and woodgrain
paper- Creative Imaginations
stamps- My Favorite Things (Our Story set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Teresa Collins enamel dots
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
Smooch gold
Copic markers:
cat- T3, T4, T5, T7
books- E40, E42, YR23, YR24, E39, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y26, Y28, E08, E18, V22, V28, BV17
end table- R24, E09, E18
background- YR30, YR31, W3, W6

Monday, January 16, 2017


Good morning!

Today's card was inspired by my crafty pal and former TGF teamie, Jess Marin. Jess has a way of combining different stamp sets to create whimsical scenes that always puts a smile on my face. So when I came across this pegasus from the Your Wings set that I had colored and cut out months ago I decided to get creative and do something special with her. This got me looking through my other TGF clear sets and when I found this seated fairy from the Little Fairies set a light bulb went of in my head. What if this little fairy was catching a ride through the sky with her friend? Now there wasn't quite enough room on pegasus' back so I sat her on the tail instead. I also clipped the fairy's ponytail giving her a short bob. My second bit of Jess inspiration came when I started putting the card together. Several times Jess used lovely mixes of pattern papers with her cloud border dies and I wanted to do the same. So I grabbed some scraps and layered them beneath the shining sun and I am so happy with the results, so much so that I'm going to use this card as my second entry into this month's Farm Fresh challenge. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (polka dot), The Girls' Paperie (yellow), KI Memories (floral)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Your Wings set and Little Fairies set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico lemon zest and sunny day
Papertrey Ink sunburst stencil
KI Memories alpha rub-ons
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies
Lawn Fawn puffy cloud dies
Wink of Stella gold glitter pen and clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
pegasus- E50, E81, 0, R11, RV13, R35, RV29
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- RV63, V05, RV69
dress- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG95   

Friday, January 13, 2017

Keep calm and bundle up...


It's Friday the 13th wooOoOoOooo! Hopefully no freaky Friday tricks are coming my way today. It's also Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella and I'm playing along in this week's sketch challenge. This time around I inked up Tiny Townie Skylar Loves to Skate and pulled out more of the Simple Stories Winter Wonderland papers to go with. Because of Skylar's pose I wanted to give her plenty of space to skate so I ended up flipping the sketch horizontally. How pretty is she as she spins and skates her way across that frozen pond, what a cutie. 

Well, it's the first weekend of the annual Fire and Ice festival here in town so things should be pretty busy. Have a good one everybody!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
paper- Simple Stories (Winter Wonderland)
stamp- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Skylar Loves to Skate)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Simple Stories Winter Wishes sticker sentiment
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E43, E44, E47
clothes- BG70, BG72, B0000, BG90, E53, Y26, YG93, YG63, YG95, R22, E07, E81, E84, 0, C2
background- BG70, B60, 0

Thursday, January 12, 2017

I love you...


Since I seem to be vacillating between winter cards and Valentine's Day cards, today I've got a happy heart day girlie to share. This darling image is Dollie with Hearts from TGF and I snapped her up with a few of her sisters during an end of the year sale. So I feel like I'm doing really well by getting Dollie on a card this quickly. I don't know about you but I find the disheveled and slightly frazzled look of the Dollies to be quite charming. I paired her with this old floral paper I found in my stash because I love pink and brown combos especially for Valentine's Day... because the day just wouldn't be the same without a bit of chocolate, LOL! And since the current Farm Fresh Challenge is "Anything Goes" I'm throwing this card into the ring. :)

Catch ya on the flip side! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Basic Grey (Kissing Booth)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Dollie with Hearts), Verve (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
eyes- YG23, YG17, BG000, 0
clothes- E55, E57, E59, E49, RV21, RV14, RV29, R37, RV10, E81, E84, 0, Y04
background- BG70, YG03, YG25, G46

Wednesday, January 11, 2017



I'm continuing my little tradition of pairing the 4 Season's Boys up with the same papers and colors as their corresponding girl stamps. So Winter here is all bundled up and chillaxin' in a colorful Doodlebug snowstorm. Even those low hanging clouds can't get this happy dude down. All I know is that it would be nice if he could do some shoveling for me, LOL! I'm just having so much fun with these great Roberto's Rascals stamps, I hope they make more of these kind of sets in different themes. 

Alrighty, busy day ahead so I should get moving. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill, Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Polar Pals)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals 4 Seasons Boy set), Paper Smooches (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug Sprinkles
My Favorite Things stitched valley dies
My Favorite Things stitched clouds dies
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
eyes- BV34
hair- E25, E27, E29, E49
clothes- B66, B69, B79, T0, T1, T3, T4, T7, T9, BG10, BG45, BG49, V12, V15, V17

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Such a joy...

Hey there!

This beautiful little digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil is called Beth and she reminded me so much of my crafty pal Brooke when she wears her JoJo Bows that I had to get Beth on a card in her honor. I printed Beth out so that she would be the same height as the card front thus making sure that she would make a big impact on this simple layout. I pulled the paper from an old MME paper pad specifically to use with Beth because not only did it already have a sentiment on it but that big bouquet of flowers did most of the embellishing work for me too. A sprinkling of sequins and pearls was all I added to complete this CAS card. :)

Ok folks, thanks for stopping by!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Beth)
ink- Colorbox creamy brown
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Studio Calico sequins
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- E21, E23, E39
eyes- YG03
clothes- E81, R30, R02, R14, R24, R59, R89

Monday, January 9, 2017

Brimming over...

Good morning friends! 

It snowed all day yesterday so once again we are up to our knees in the white stuff. I'm definitely going to be out there with the shovel at some point. Sigh... I'm really kinda over winter already, I either need to take a tropical vacation or pray for an early spring.  ;)

I made today's card for this week's MFT sketch challenge. The simple layout really spoke to me and I thought it would be fun to take the tea cups from the Tea Party die set and stack them up for the vertical element in the sketch. Once that was done I couldn't resist adding a sweet little hedgehog from the Happy Hedgehogs set to the top cup because he looked like he was brimming over with happiness just like the sentiment says. I went with the pink/orange/yellow combo because it is bright and cheery and one of my happiest color combos. 

Alrighty, time for me to bundle up and head out into the cold and snow. Stay warm everybody!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- American Crafts
stamps- My Favorite Things (Happy Hedgehogs set and Cup of Tea set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things Tea Party die set
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug sprinkles
Copic markers:
hedgehog- E30, E31, E34, E57, E47, R11
teacups- B0000, C0, C00, 0, Y06, Y15, Y17, RV13, RV14, R35, RV21, RV13, Y35, Y38, YR04