Friday, August 18, 2017

Fairy Happy Birthday...

TGIF!

I've made a card for the current 'anything goes' challenge over on the Whimsy blog. This gorgeous Lil Flower Fairy was calling me and I decided to use the no-line coloring technique on her. I played with different color combos for her hair and dress and I love the periwinkle shade that I got on her lovely tresses. I wanted it to look like she was fluttering amongst the clouds so I masked her off, grabbed a cloud border stencil and two different ink colors and sponged on the background. It really adds a dreamy quality to the overall design. Then I finished it all off with some sequins and Wink of Stella glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle and magic. 

Ok then, have a crafty weekend my friends and I shall talk at'cha later!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Lil Flower Fairy), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand, Tim Holtz distress shaded lilac, Studio Calico buttercup and glass slipper
My Favorite Things cloud border stencil
Studio Calico sequins
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BV31, BV02, BV13, BV04
eyelashes/shadow- BV29, Y11
eyes- YG00, YG95, YG99, BG000, 100
dress- B00, B52, B34, E81, E84, 0
wings- G000, Y11, Y00
flowers- Y35, V04, FV2

Thursday, August 17, 2017

So many reasons...

Olo!

As I was deciding what stamp to ink up yesterday my eye ran across the Sugar Nellie binder and after experiencing a twinge of sadness that they are no more, it felt like the perfect time to revisit their super sweet range of fairy stamps. This beauty is called Angelica and I'm ashamed to admit that this is the first time that I've gotten her on a card. I wanted the whole scene to be soft and dreamy, kinda like the early mornings this time of year as we start transitioning into cooler fall temperatures.With her blue and purple dress I imagine Angelica as a night fairy who got caught by the sunrise and now it's time for her to fly back to her secret hidee-hole until the evening returns. :)

Thanks for stop by today!

 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Sugar Nellie (Angelica), Simon Says Stamps (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things blueprints die
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
clothes- BV00, V25, RV99, B000, B45, B29, G20, E81, E84, E87, G40
flowers- RV52, YR31
wings- B60
grass- G20, YG21, YG91, G40
trees- E81, YG21, YG91, YG93
sky- Y11, YR30, YR31

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Celebrate...

Hello, hello!

Over the past twelve months I have been working my way through the Baker's Dozen cupcake set from Papertrey Ink and here I am with August's... the last one! I went with a sunshine and waves color scheme for a beachy, fun summer birthday card. To do that I masked off the cupcake so I could stencil the sun rays behind, then I framed it all in and popped it on the card base. To add a bit more yellow to the design I first stamped some Script Swirl Birthday sentiments to the card base which I think adds to the overall theme in a cool way. I gotta say, it feels real good to see this project through all the way through... yeah!

Later gators!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye (Magnolia)
stamps- Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen set and Script Swirls Birthday set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico sunny day
Avery Elle sentiment die
My Favorite Things radiant rays stencil
My Favorite Things stitched rounded rectangle frame
Studio Calico gold glitter enamel dots
Wink of Stella gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
frosting- B01, B04, B06
wrapper- Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28
cake- E50, E21, 0
toothpicks- E23

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A little love song...

Howdy folks!

It's time for my weekly Tuesday post for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. During the month of August the 7 Kids design team is being sponsored by Cas-ual Fridays and Vilda Stamps. Because they made for such a perfect pairing once before I am revisiting the Heartbeats stamp set from Cas-ual Fridays and the second cutie from the Greeting Farm Our Song set. This time around I went with a more vibrant and upbeat color scheme using Distress Inks to add pink to the background. This little musician looked to me like a quirky indie rocker so I gave her a pretty pink streak in her hair to match. Next I second generation stamped the music notes onto the journaling card so they would be light enough to stamp the wonderful sentiment right over top. Then all I had to do to finish the card was add her to the bottom and affix the whole thing to the card front.  :)
 
Last week saw the start of a brand new 'anything goes' challenge so there is plenty of time to head on over to the 7 Kids blog and play along! You will love all of the great new product hitting the shelves and that $20 gift certificate prize could really help fill a shopping cart! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Our Song set), Cas-ual Fridays (Heartbeats set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Tim Holtz Distress worn lipstick and picked raspberry
Sugar Pea Designs chatterbox journal card die
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things oval shadow die
Studio Calico opaque white Mister Huey
Smooch silver
Kaiser Craft gems
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- E31
hair- RV10, RV13, RV14, RV29, YR30, YR31, E50, E33
clothes- YG00, YG03, G07, E89, Y11, RV52, RV06
guitar- E21, E23, E37

Monday, August 14, 2017

You're crushing it...

Good morning!

I think this sassy Rockabilly chick is all sorts of wonderful. She's part of the Roberto's Rascals Rockabilly Girls set and while I love all four of the cuties included, this one just had to go on a card first. She has so much attitude and self confidence, something which I think we can all use more of. I paired her up with some old October Afternoon papers that I found in my stash and colored her up to match. Something about the aqua and red color combo seems very retro to me. All in all, it looks like she is totally working it! 

Ok, I've got an early start to work this morning so it's time for me to head out the door. Laters!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Cherry Hill)
Stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Rockabilly Girls set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Espresso Truffle
My Favorite Things stitched rounded rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched strip die
Prima flowers
Doodlebug glitter sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
eyeshadow- W2, W3
lips- RV14
eyes- E23, BG000
hair- E50, E81, E84, B00, BG53, BG07, RV14, RV29, R89, C5, C8, C10, 100, Y02, Y21, Y26, Y28

Friday, August 11, 2017

Have a nice day...

TGIF!

I didn't have a lot of time to get creative yesterday so it was the perfect time to grab this Anya from the Sunny kit that I had colored up last week and get her on a quick card. The cute neighborhood papers are from the BoBunny Weekend Adventures 6x6 pad which inspired the colors of her outfit as well. When I spotted the little ice cream truck in the background I borrowed the popsicle from For You Anya to give this Anya a sweet treat. The sentiment is another TGF stamp, this time from the Main Street set. I love how they all came together so effortlessly. :)

Well I should get going, have fun this weekend!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- BoBunny (Weekend Adventures)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Sunny kit, For You Anya and Main Street set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand, Studio Calico sunny day
Pretty Pink Posh summer mix sequins
Doodlebug sun sticker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E13
clothes- G20, YG11, G43, YG67, R00, R02, R32
popsicle- E31, Y11, YR12

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Beautiful you...

Olo! 

I've got a quick card to share today featuring this sweet digi from Mo's Digital Pencil. She's called Thank You, Thank You and she certainly seems to be quite proud of her fancy look. I paired her up with this little rosebud print and colored her up to match. I don't know why the colors in my photo are so off but the colors are much more similar in person. Maybe it's all the white space but I love the airy, lightness that it lends to the overall design. Sometimes you just got to make a pretty card for a pretty girl. :)

Ok, it's back to work I go. Have a good one! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Making Memories (green), My Mind's Eye (pink), unknown (floral)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Thank you, thank you)
stamp- Verve (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
My Favorite Things stax circle die
Simon Says Stamp stitched scallop border die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Hug Snug ribbon
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyeshadow/lips- G40, R43
hair- E21, E25, E27, E49
clothes- R81, R43, RV14, G21, G24, G46, E50, E81, E84, 0

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A little note to say...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the new month and that means it's time for the August 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids challenge blog. Playing along is easy, all you have to do is use at least one product that can be found in the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and link back to the challenge blog in your own post, which gives you a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate at the end of the month... who doesn't love that?
 
The 7 Kids DT is being sponsored by Cas-ual Fridays and Vilda Stamps this month so for my challenge inspiration card I inked up the Pretty Posies from Cas-ual Fridays in Memento angel pink so that I could do some soft and pretty no-line coloring. I stamped a variety of blossoms and leaves around the bottom and side of the card front, masking as I went so they would overlap in a natural way. That left me with a lot of open space that I knew I wanted to fill with some kind of happy character that would fit with the sentiment I was using. As I searched through my stash of stamps, none were fitting in the way I imagined. Bummed but undeterred I decided to get brave and use my Copics to sketch in the fairy I knew was living in this magical garden. It was nerve wracking after having put in all that time coloring already, I really didn't want to mess it all up! Luckily she came to life fairly quickly and I was able to breath a sigh of relief. I don't stamp and color flowers very often but these Pretty Posies set such a lovely scene that I can see myself playing with more on future cards.  :) 

Alrighty, I hope to see some of my crafty friends joining the fun with me this month over at 7 Kids!   :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
stamps- Cas-ual Fridays (Pretty Posies set)
ink- Memento angel pink and espresso truffle
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes/eyeshadow- W10, BG0000
lips- R32
hair- RV11, RV34, R56, RV99
wings- G0000, G000, G00
top/leaves- YG00, YG13, G43, YG63
orange flowers- YR09, YR07, YR04, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y18, Y08, Y02, YG0000, YG00, YG01
pink flower- YR31, Y11, YR00, R22, Y35, YR14
purple flowers- R30, RV63, RV55, RV66, RV99, Y21, Y11
sky- YR30, Y11

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Put on a tutu and twirl...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. As I mentioned last week, during the month of August the 7 Kids DT is being sponsored by Cas-ual Fridays and Vilda Stamps. So today I have inked up this sweet ballerina and sentiment from the Cas-ual Fridays Tutu set. The stamp is actually more of a silhouette but by using desert sand ink she was light enough to color in details with my Copic markers. She brought to mind the character Margo from the Despicable Me movie, when the sisters are all dressed up for their ballet recital, so I ran with that idea. Now here she is, as we peek from back stage, watching her shine bright in the spotlight.    :) 

Alrighty, well the July challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when August's challenge kicks off! So much good stuff has been hitting the store shelves and that $20 gift certificate that is up for grabs could really help to fill a shopping cart! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Glitz
stamps- Cas-ual Fridays (Tutu set)
ink- Memento desert sand and angel pink
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle frame die
Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle die
Neat and Tangled full of love sequins
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11
hair- E33, E35, E47, E49
clothes- RV10, RV02, RV11, RV14, RV13, RV000, R000
background- W5, W6, W7, W9, YR30, YR31, Y11

Monday, August 7, 2017

Let's taco 'bout how awesome you are...

Good morning!

So when I saw that this month's Farm Fresh Challenge is to 'make a scene' I was all over it! A couple month's ago I stumbled across this Tasty Truck Stampin' Up set on ebay and right away I knew I wanted to pair it up with some cute mega minis from TGF. The food truck comes with various treats to sell along with coordinating sentiments and I fell in love with the taco sentiment right away. Needless to say, these kiddos from the Best Day Ever set decided that it was a good day for tacos, LOL! Since I had some extra time to color I went ahead and colored in the entire background as well. I could just picture this food truck pulling up next to a park so I used my Copics to sketch in a nice, big shade tree and a picnic table to lunch at with a beautiful blue sky to complete the perfect day. :)

Alrighty friends, I'll catch ya again tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Best Day Ever set), Stampin' Up (Tasty Truck set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things diagonal stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
Ian
hair- E74, E77, E79
clothes- B93, B97, B99, Y35, YR04, YR18, BG45, BG07, W7
Anya
hair- E21, E23, E25, E29
clothes- BG11, BG32, BG49, Y04, Y19, Y26
tacos- Y21, Y26, Y28, YG05, R05, E57
taco truck- C0, C2, C3, C5, C7, W6, W10, R05, R08, R29, BG000, BG02, YG25, YG67, Y11, E81, R22, R05, G05, G07, YR27
background- E30, E42, E43, T0, T3, YG03, YG17, B0000, B000
tree- E34, E35, YG01, YG25, YG17, G28
picnic table- E55, E57

Friday, August 4, 2017

Find your paradise...

TGIF!

It's another Bellarific Friday card for me today. This time around I inked up Tiny Townie Frances Loves to Float and wiped away the watermelon slice from her hand before stamping and replaced it with the sunglasses from the set. As fun and fancy as Frances is looking I knew floating in a pool wouldn't be good enough for her so instead I grabbed the Paradise Palms stamp set from Newton's Nook and set the scene for her to be relaxing in the warm ocean waters off some tropical island. Hopefully the current is carrying her back towards land rather farther out to sea, LOL! Alrighty, like I said, this card is my entry into this week's Free Form Bellarific challenge and now it's time for me to get ready for work. 

Have a great weekend everybody!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Frances Loves to Float), Newton's Nook (Paradise Palms set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico flamingo, Hero Arts green ombre
My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug glitter sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
swimsuit/glasses- RV02, RV04, RV09, 110, Y17, YR04, YR09, Y04, Y15, Y19
floaty- BG0000, BG000, BG10, C0, C4, 100
sun- Y00, Y04, Y19
sky- B000, B00, B02, B05
sea- BG10, BG45, BG05


Thursday, August 3, 2017

To the new couple...

Olo!

My lovely cousin, Kaiti, is getting married this weekend and this is the card that I made for the happy couple. I stamped up another one of the sweet wedding images from Impronte d'Autore called Sposini because the enthusiasm of this little bride totally reminded me of Kaiti's happy energy. Now the original image has the bride and groom standing on the back of a train car but I just wiped away the train tracks and wheels and drew in the legs and turned it into a kind of wedding arch. Because lavender, the flowers not just the color, is a big part of her theme I used my Copics to turn the simple flowers into a row of decorative lavender across the rail. I can't wait to wish the happy couple all the best on Saturday.  :)

Toodles!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Impronte d'Autore (Sposini), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink shaded lilac
Papertrey Ink stitched scallop rectangle dies
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, R43
hair- E44, E47, E49
hair- E35, E39, E59
clothes- C00, C1, C2, C6, C8, C10, 100, B000, BV000, V01, V15, V28
flowers/grass- G24, G43, G28, BV000, V01, V15, V28
sky- BG000, 0
arbor- E40, E81, E84

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

May the forest be with you...

Hello there!

Just a quick little summer time card to share this morning before I run out the door. This adorable Ian wearing his 'Gilligan' hat is from the Sunny kit that was released this past spring. I had pulled a piece of striped paper from the new BoBunny weekend adventures paper pad and colored both Ian and one of his Anya companions from the same set to match. But when it came time to make the card I eventually settled on different papers from that paper pad and there was no room for Anya anymore. That's okay though, I'm sure she will make it onto her own card sometime next week. The sentiment is another one from that great Easily A'moose'd set that I've been pulling out quite regularly this summer, and I love how it pulls the whole design together.  :)

Laters!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- BoBunny (weekend adventures)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Sunny kit), Sugar Pea Designs (Easily A'moose'd set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Hero Arts green ombre
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Studio Calico wood grain enamel dots
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E27
clothes- Y11, Y04, Y06, Y19, BV20, B41, B52, B14, N0, N1, N2, N3

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Music starts with do re mi...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. During the month of August the 7 Kids design team is being sponsored by Cas-ual Fridays and Vilda Stamps. So I'm kicking things off with this card using the wonderful Heartbeats stamp set and coordinating dies from Cas-ual Fridays as well as this cutie from the new Our Song set from The Greeting Farm. I'm telling you that these stamps were made to go together! This sentiment totally makes me smile so it had to be the first one that I got on a card. I cut the music notes out of a sheet of ombre paper to get the pretty transition of color across the card, which I think lends to the dreamy, lovey dovey vibe.  :)
 
Alrighty, there is still one more week to play along in the July 'anything goes' challenge so head on over to the 7 Kids blog and play along! With so much great new product hitting the shelves, that $20 gift certificate prize could really help to fill a shopping cart! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pink Paislee (Summer Lights)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Our Song set), Cas-ual Fridays (Heartbeats set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico glass slipper
Casual Fridays Double Note die and Heart Note die
My Favorite Things stitched lines die
Wink of Stella clear and silver glitter pens
sequins
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyeshadow- W2
hair- YR82, YR21, YR15, E99, E97, Y11
clothes- G000, G00, BG53, BG07
flute- C2, C4