Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Get your cake on...

Hello there! 

It's been a while since I've made a boy card and yesterday I was in the mood to put one together. So I grabbed Cupcake Henry from Roberto's Rascals and went to town. He's so fun and looks so happy, I can't believe that it took me so long to ink him up! I wanted the colors of this card to be bright and playful so I headed straight for my stash of Doodlebug papers. And I found just what I was looking for... love, love, love that stripe print it really adds a wonderful energy to the design. Of course I colored Henry up to match and I even gave him some cool candle glow by adding a bit of Y02 to his hair, face, and arm but it didn't pick up all that well in my photo, bummers. Still, it is a pretty cool looking card in real life and I can't wait to send it to some special birthday boy.  :)

Another day, another dollar... guess I should go get ready for work. 
TTYL!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Hip Hip Hooray)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Cupcake Henry), My Favorite Things (Delicious Birthday set), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown
Memory Box mini stars die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV20, Y0000, Y02
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes/cupcake- B91, B93, B95, E40, 0, YG21, YG23, YG25, Y11, Y15, Y21, Y17, Y35, B28, FB2, Y38, YR04, YR09, B02, B05, B06, G20, C0, C2, E50

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Berry much...


I made today's card to join in the current Tiddly Inks challenge, 'So Sweet'. I had this raspberry paper from Jillibean Soup and wanted to pair it with this small canning jar die from Memory Box. Then I grabbed my Peachy Pixie rubber stamp, which is technically from Stamping Bella, but the digi version is available in the Tiddly Inks store. I cut her away from the branch she is originally sitting on and placed Peachy on my sentiment strip instead. Sure she is tiny but it totally looks like she is enjoying some sweet raspberry jam... yummm! ;)

Alrighty, I'll see y'all again tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique (yellow polka dot), Jillibean Soup (raspberries), Imaginisce (pink stripe)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Peachy Pixie), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico flamingo, Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
My Favorite Things mini delicate doily die
Memory Box mason jar die
Memory Box flower dies
Memory Box leafy foliage dies
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E35, E57, E49
clothes/wings- R35, RV25, RV29, YG0000

Monday, May 4, 2015


Hello again!

I got a new stamp during a sale last week and I couldn't wait to ink her up for my card today. She's called 'Make a Wish' from Penny Black and talk about being fun to color... especially that hair. I even played around with a new color combo to get that strawberry blonde look, which I'm quite pleased with. Because she is a fairly large stamp it didn't leave much room for layers of papers and embellishments even though I went with a larger A6 size card. So I went clean and simple with just a single strip of pretty paper across the top and I cheated with the stitching by cutting a tiny strip from a piece of stitched cardstock. Love the added detail without the added work, LOL! 

Ok, Monday morning means back to work so I should get a move on.
Later gators!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill, We R Memorykeepers stitched and Copic X-Press It
paper- Sassafras Lass
stamps- Penny Black (Make a Wish), Simon Says Stamp (Sending and Wishing set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black , Versafine onyx black and Colorbox creamy brown
Doodlebug gold Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV20
hair- YR31, YR82, E97, E35
clothes- BG70, BG72, BG75, BG10, B00, Y000, E50, Y21, Y26, E40, E41, 0, R02, YR02, R32, W00, W0
ground- W2, W3, W5

Friday, May 1, 2015

Twenty something...

Happy Friday, happy May Day! 

I needed a fairly quick stamp to color up yesterday and when I found this Miss Anya in my stack of pre-stamped images I knew she was just the gal for the job. She is from the Summer set and is the last of these three Miss Anyas to find her way on to a card. My other crafty motivation was to use this cool Hero Arts ombre ink pad as well. So I found a nice, bold sentiment and went to town. I'm a sucker for anything ombre so this ink makes me all kinds of happy... love it! Pairing orange with teal is one of my all time fave color combos so I found this polka dot print and then proceeded to give Miss Summer a matching ensemble. I think this card definitely has a fun and youthful vibe perfect for a young lady enjoying a summer birthday.  :)

And now I should go get ready for the day. Take care and I shall be back Monday with my ever continuing adventures in card making. LOL  ;)    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Jillibean Soup (Cold Avocado Soup)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya Summer), Studio Calico (sentiment), Mama Elephant (Shooting Star set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts orange ombre, Colorbox creamy brown
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R01, R20, BG10
hair- Y32, Y35, E33
clothes- Y38, YR04, YR18, BG53, BG57, B37, B39, E40, E41, 0

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thinking of you...

Good morning! 

Another quick post today as I am already on the run. This super cute digital stamp is called 'Lady Bug and Me' and it's from A Day for Daisies. I couldn't resist this sweet duo when I spotted them in the shop and just had to get them on a card for the Lace challenge that is currently happening. Something about their pose had me wanting to keep the scene kind of peaceful and serene so I chose to ink the cloudy background with Scattered Straw instead of a blue ink to make it look like dawn or dusk. Then I lucked out and found this scrap of paper that had a great ladybug print on it which was perfect. After that the card came together super quickly. :)

Well, I've really got to go now so thanks for stopping by and I shall see you all tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey  (Serendipity)
digital stamp- A Day for Daisies (Lady Bug and Me)
stamp- Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black, Tim Holtz scattered straw distress and Colorbox creamy brown
American Crafts lace
Sticko ladybug stickers
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV20
hair- E84, E87, E89
clothes- Y000, Y11, Y17, G000
branch- E30, E53, E33, RV10, RV11, RV13, E50, E51, 0, YG00, G43, YG67
ladybug- R24, R46, R89, C6, 100

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Yappy Birthday...

Hello, hello!

So my sister Tracy fosters rescue dogs and yesterday she had to take one of the dogs to meet his new potential owner in North Bend. That is about a three hour drive west from us and since I had the day off I offered to drive her and her pups there. The meet went well and it looks like the dog may finally have his forever home. Once that was done we turned right around and came back home but I got to stop in Wenatchee and do a bit of crafty shopping at Craft Warehouse before making the final leg of our trip. I found a bunch of great new dies and stamps that were on my wish list and some were even on sale... score! But boy, was I tired once I got home, in the last three days I have nearly driven the entire length of Washington state!

Luckily I had some new inspiration waiting for me at home with this stamp set from a new to me stamp company called Sugar Pea Designs. It is called Hot Diggity Dog and I love this funny little guy with his tail a waggin'! I thought he looked like a Wiener Dog so I gave him a cool black and tan colored coat. Then I just completed the scene with some clouds and a ball stamp from another set. Out of curiosity I looked to see if Sugar Pea runs a challenge and sure enough there is a sketch to play along with this week. So I'm entering my card into the SPDSS25 Sugar Sketch. It was just what I needed to pull this all together quickly but with style.  ;)

Now I'm off to get ready for a long day of work.
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Nightlight)
stamps- Sugar Pea Designs (Hot Diggity Dog set), Avery Elle (Furry Friends set), October Afternoon (Saturday Mornings clouds)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Scrapworks fabric tabs
Copic markers:
dog- T5, T7, T9, 100, E31, E33, E35
collar- B05, B06, B39, Y26
ball- R05, R08, E19
grass/sky- YG23, YG25, YG17, BG000, 0, C00

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fluttering by...

Hey there! 

Sorry about the rush post yesterday. I had a wonderful weekend and a great girls day out with my mom and sisters on Sunday. I didn't do any crafty shopping but I got some great deals on some new clothes and even found a dress and skirt that I had been hoping to get my hands on. Needless to say I am quite the happy camper. :)

For my card today I've colored up the Shy Fairy digital stamp from Some Odd Girl. Unfortunately I don't see her in the shop anymore so I couldn't link her up. I actually colored Shy Fairy up a couple days ago without having pulled any papers to go with her and once I found these old Making Memories scraps I was kinda kicking myself. Originally I had colored her skirt in a yellow and bright pink combo but once I had that floral print I needed to make some changes. So I added the orange over the yellow and I didn't get as nice a contrast as I would have if I had just started with orange in the first place and I also darkened the pink of the skirt to go a bit more purple. In the background I stamped the sentiment onto the purple paper and then free hand cut the swooshes following the curve and flow of the words. I really like the movement it adds to the over all design.

Well, thanks for stopping by and I'll see y'all tomorrow. :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Making Memories (Noteworthy), SEI (purple)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Shy Fairy)
stamp- Penny Black (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black and Colorbox creamy brown
Memory Box butterfly die
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, RV14, Y000, Y11, BV20
hair- RV63, RV66, RV69, RV99
eyes- RV91, RV95, RV99, BG000, 0
clothes- YG93, YG95, YG99, YG00, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19, RV06, RV66, Y02, Y08, Y17, YR04, YR18
wings- RV0000, RV000, RV00, BG0000, G00, YG0000