Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sweeter than jelly beans...

Hey there!

It's been so beautiful and sunny here that it is hard to imagine there are parts of the country still buried in snow. I've been watching the crocus and daffodils start to peek out of the ground so for me spring has definitely sprung.

My card today features the Sweet Chicky stamp from Roberto's Rascals over at CC Designs. I didn't get a chance to ink him up last year so I wasn't going to let another Easter come and go without getting Henry and his chick on a card. I masked them off and stamped the cloud background behind to really complete the little scene. And yes, I used another metal rim tag for the sentiment... I'm just trying to use up embellishments that I've had hanging around for ages. Slowly but surely I'm chipping away at the clutter but I'm about ready to grab a Rubbermaid tub and start filling it with stuff to just get rid of. All I need now is the motivation to let things go... I'll let you know how it goes.  :)

Have a good one and I'll see ya manana!
Later gators!      
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Heidi Grace
stamps- Roberto's Rascals (Sweet Chicky), Amy R (Egg-celent Easter sentiment), October Afternoon (Cloud background stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Prima brown
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug Easter Parade stickers
metal rim tag
Papertrey Ink jute twine
Silver Smooch
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E57
clothes- E30, E31, YR23, B93, B95, B97, B99, W2, E44, E47, E49, YG21, YG63, YG67
chick- YR30, Y21, Y26, YR12, YR14
fence/ground/sky- E43, E31, E34, E55, E57, YG03, YG17, YG67, Y08, Y17, BG000, 0, C0, C1

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy Easter...

Olo! 

So I started cleaning and organizing the crafty room yesterday and I think I've decided to go through my scrap bags and pull all the Easter/spring papers and put them together for quick reference. I ended up using two scrap papers for my card today and it felt really good to make a bit of room in those scraps. Yes, it will be a mini mission to only use scraps this month and see what I can come up with. And considering I haven't seen many new Easter collections this year the decision is even easier for me to make. 

For my second Easter card this year I chose to use SSC Honey from The Greeting Farm so that I could play along in the FFF challenge this week. The theme is 'ribbon or lace' and I had this giant pink ribbon just sitting on my desk, mocking me. I don't usually go for wide ribbon like this on a card, but this came in a kit so I was stuck with it. I decided to tie it into a bow to mimic the one in Honey's hair (which I slightly altered by wiping away the skull) and pop it on top of that sentiment tag. Yeah! Another bit of clutter off my desk and on a card, I'm on a roll! The cute chicks are a new die from Memory Box that I just cut out off yellow cardstock and used a few Copics to shade in a bit of shape and dimension to. 

Ok, I've got to get a move on.
TTYL!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug
stamps- The Greeting farm (SSC Honey), Verve (Chocolate Bunnies sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black and Prima shabby tote
Memory Box baby chicks die
metal rim tag
ribbon
Gold Smooch
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E53, E55, E57
eyes- BG23, G07, BG000, 0
clothes- RV10, RV52, RV55, Y00, Y11, Y21, BG0000, 0, C7, 100
chicks- Y11, Y21, Y38

Monday, March 2, 2015

Favorite Peeps...

Hello friends! 

It's been a whirlwind weekend for me and I'm hoping that this week slows down a bit. Luckily I've got the day off today to kick back and relax. Well, I'm hoping it isn't a complete slacker day because I really need to clean and organize my crafty room before I dive into Easter cards full throttle. My desk is a hopeless mess and I either need to sort through my scrap bags for Easter papers or dig out some Easter 6x6 pads so I can rock and roll through them this month. 

So to kick off my 2015 Easter cards I've got a simple one featuring the Zodiac Rabbit from Sister Stamps. I altered him just a bit by wiping away the the bell around his neck before stamping but that is it. When I was hunting through my scraps and came across this chick paper I thought it would be a funny pairing... the Easter Bunny with his army of fluffy, yellow chicks spreading sunshine, happiness and thousands and thousands of jelly beans. LOL  :)

Well, thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya tomorrow!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Springtime)
stamps- Sister Stamps (Zodiac Rabbit), My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black and Prima shabby tote
Making Memories polka dot flower
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
button
Copic markers:
E40, E43, W00, W0, R000, R01

Friday, February 27, 2015

Make a wish...

Hi guys! 

Yesterday was so busy that I didn't get a chance to even step in my crafty room let alone make a card. But I didn't want to have an empty Friday here on the blog so I'm throwing up a non-coloring card that I made recently. It's just a simple uni-sex birthday card with a fun astronomy theme.  :)

Ok, gotta run... again. Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all in March! ;) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill
paper- Simple Stories (Under the Stars and Good Day Sunshine)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (Star Gazers Additions sentiment)
Versafine Onyx black ink
American Crafts POW silver glitter cardstock
My Favorite Things stitched flag dies
Studio Calico wood veneer stars
Kaiser Craft gems


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Here for you...

Hey there! 

I'm running behind this morning so this is gonna be a speedy post. I'm playing along in the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge 217 and I used this sweet I Pick You Pure Innocence for my card. Because she is holding that lovely bouquet of flowers, I chose to pair her up with the Garden Party papers from Pebbles. Cutting those pretty papers into the banners from the sketch was a breeze since I used the stitched flag dies from MFT as well. Quick and cute, nuthin' wrong with that. ;)

Alrighty, I've really got to get moving.
Later gators!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Garden Party)
stamps- My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence I Pick You)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things stitched flag dies
Li'l Inker stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug and Studio Calico sequins
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E21, E34, E57, E59
clothes/flowers- Y11, Y21, Y17, Y26, E81, 0, YG03, YG17, YG95, YG00, B12, B14, B18, E57, E59

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hello...

Hi-dee-ho!

What's this? Another Greeting Farm card already? Ya know... I hadn't planned on it but when I woke up to find this free gift digi for Super Secret Stamp Club members sitting in my in-box yesterday I had to print her out and make a card. I didn't notice a name ascribed to her so I'm calling this awesome girlie Mermaid Anya II. Since the papers I pulled to go with her seemed pretty neutral I had a lot of choices on how to color her up. In the end I went with a very Ariel inspired look. Love her, love her, love her... you know me mermaids and fairies just make me happy. So thank you Marie and TGF for this fun surprise and I will be sure to sign up for another three month term on March 1st for sure!  :)

Ok, it's going to be a long day and I've gots to get myself ready for it. 
TTYL!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Dear Lizzy (Serendipity)
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (SSC Mermaid Anya II)
Colorbox creamy brown ink
Li'l Inker hello die
Memory Box fish dies
googley eyes
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Wink of Stella clear
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- Y38, YR04, YR18, E09
everything else- BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, Y11, E50, E81, 0, YR21, YR12, R32

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Smile...

Olo!

O.M.Gee... how stinkin' adorable is this chubby little fairy from A Day for Daisies?! Her sassy self confidence caught my eye right away as I was checkin' out the ADFD store this past weekend and I just couldn't resist putting her in my cart and printing her out right away. She was just as insistent about getting on a card quickly as well so here she is in all her glory. I paired her up with this great jar paper from Dear Lizzy and some POW glitter cardstock to make the card sparkle as much as this fab fairy. And because there is so much sparkle and shine I'm going to enter this into the 'add some glitter' challenge over on the ADFD blog

Well, I've gotta get a move on. 
Laters!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Dear Lizzy (Serendipity)
digital stamp- A Day for Daisies (Chubby Fairy Dream)
stamp- October Afternoon (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black and Colorbox creamy brown
American Crafts POW glitter cardstock
Fiskars border punch
Doodlebug and Studio Calico sequins
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Wink of Stella clear
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E53, E55
clothes/wings- YG00, YG03, YG93, YG95, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, V12, V17, RV66, RV69, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG45, Y13, Y35