Thursday, January 29, 2015

Love you...

Hi there! 

I've got another Greeting Farm Valentine to share with you today. I know that I've made a Halloween card using the Cheeky Fairy digi (sorry, couldn't find her in the store to link up anymore) before but I couldn't resist coloring her up once again because I love me some Cheekies. I paired her up with old MME Tres Jolie papers, man they don't make 'em like that anymore. The pretty pastels are just delicious and I wanted Cheeky Fairy to match. So I gave her bubblegum pink hair and a chocolate and minty blue ensemble. Then I dotted her wings with gold Smooch to match the die cut sentiment that got the same Smooch treatment. The XOXO background was created by repeatedly stamping a small background stamp tone on tone on the pink cardstock. Which got me thinkin' that this card works for the Get Wordy challenge too... I'm not sure what the policy is on multiple entries over at the Farm Fresh challenge but I think I'm gonna throw this one into the ring as well.

Well, thanks for stopping by. See ya again tomorrow!  :)        
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Tres Jolie)
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (Cheeky Fairy)
stamp- Studio Calico (XO background)
ink- Colorbox rose coral and creamy brown
Simon Says Stamp love you dies
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle die
Twine and Ink gold puffy heart sticker
Gold Smooch
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- R01, YR01, R12, R32, E17, Y00
clothes- BG10, BG11, BG72, E25, E27, E29

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The world to me...

Hello, hello!

I hope everyone is fine and dandy today. I've got a long day ahead of me at work but I'm feeling pretty good.  Lots to do and get done, hopefully I will be able to cross a bunch of things off my to-do list.

My card today features an older stamp from Lili of the Valley called Milly me and my dog. I guess I've had her for quite a while because I couldn't even find the stamp on their site to link up to. I modeled this pair of sweet swingin' pals after my sister Tracy and her new pup, Jinx. Jinx is so cute, half Westie half Maltese, all white except for a sprinkling of light brown "freckles" on her ears. With the image being such a scene all by itself I wanted to keep the rest of the card super simple. I'm kinda falling in love with my dies again for this very reason, especially the stitched looking ones. They add a great finishing touch on an otherwise CAS design. 

Alrighty, I guess I should go get myself ready... another day, another dollar.  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Fancy Pants (Happy Go Lucky)
stamps- Lili of the Valley (Milly Me and My Dog), Simon Says Stamp (Friendship Messages sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown
Simon Says Stamp cloud bank die
Paper Smooches stitched line die
Prima flowers 
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E21, E25, E27, E29
clothes- Y21, YR21, YR24, R12, E17, G00, BG13, R05, E09, W5, W7, W9
puppy- E40, E41, E50, E23, 0
swing/grass/sky- E30, E31, E23, E42, E43, YG00, YG63, YG67, YG95, BG000, 0

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

You're my person...

Good morning! 

Well, it seems that I'm switching to Valentine's mode in my card making now. It wasn't really a conscious decision that I made before hand but when I grabbed Wave Mae and saw that heart necklace she was wearing I naturally went in that direction. So I grabbed the Kiss Kiss paper pad by Crate and as soon as I found this paint chip looking print that had both 'smile' and 'wave' on it I knew I had found a winner. Mae was colored up to match the pretty pinks and I think she looks right at home amongst the soft and dreamy papers. The sentiment is a recent addition to my stash and was a must have since I'm a big Grey's Anatomy fan. I really love using unique and even quirky sentiments on my cards, they always make me smile.  :)

Ok, I'm going to go grab some breakfast and get ready for work. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Crate (Kiss Kiss)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Wave Mae)
stamp- Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Studio Calico doc brown and Prima shabby tote
Studio Calico wood veneer heart
Gold SmoochZ
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV01
hair- E55, E33, E57
eyes- YG93, YG95, E84, E87, BG000, 0
clothes- E40, E41, 0, R11, R12, R32, E17, R35, E07, E44, E47, E49

Monday, January 26, 2015

Little hearts...

Howdy friends!

Can you believe we are kicking off the last week of January already? Almost a full month back in the whole blogging and crafting gig and I feel like I'm hitting that familiar groove. Playing along in the challenges has helped... that's why I've got a card for another Farm Fresh Challenge over at The Greeting Farm. This week's theme is "Get Wordy" so I knew that I wanted to find a paper that had a great text print on it. After going through a couple Valentine themed paper pads I found the perfect paper. The 'We Go Together' paper pad from Pebbles had just what I needed. I paired it up with the sweet little SSSC Lavender stamp and a fun Kid Quote sentiment. Due to the nature of the challenge I decided to let that text print do most of the work though when I found the coordinating paper with the little heart cookies I couldn't help but cut a few out and even add one to Lavender's hand. Looks like she was hungry too, LOL!  ;)

Alrighty, time for me to scoot. 
Chat at'cha later! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (We Go Together)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (SSSC Lavender), Inkadinkado (Kid Quote sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Colorbox creamy brown
Sticko puffy heart sticker
Kaiser Craft gems
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E31, E33, E35, E57
eyes- B34, B37, BG000, 0
clothes- R32, R35, R37, R11, R20, E50, E81, 0, W6, W9

Friday, January 23, 2015

Purr more...


I'm playing in the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge today... just squeezing it in before the deadline later today. It is "anything goes" so how could I pass that up? At first I thought about inking up another of the winter fairies but as I was flipping through the binder Bella here caught my eye. Something about Bella with her two little kitties got me excited to finally get her on a card. I did a tiny bit of altering by wiping away the little skull in her hair bow and on her pocket. I just figured that the whole skull look didn't really jive with the pretty floral paper that I had chosen to pair her with. Per usual, I pulled my Copic colors from the paper and this time it also inspired me to pull out a Mint Copic Spica glitter pen to add the polka dots on Bella's dress to really match back to that print. I wasn't going for a spring time look on purpose but once I finished the card it had me longing for warmer weather.  :)

Well friends, time for me to get movin' and get myself ready for work. 
Hope your weekend is a crafty one!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Piccadilly)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Bella), Papertrey Ink (Everyday Cat sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, and Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things rounded stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
Freckled Fawn wood veneer
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R43
eyes- BG75, BG000, 0
hair- Y32, Y35, Y38, E99
clothes- W0, W1, E40, YG01, YG03, YG95, Y13, Y35, Y38, YR27, E74, E77, E79
cats- T3, T4, T5, R02, W0, E40, E81
ground/shadow- E41, E43, E31, C0, 0

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Monster hugs...

Good morning!

Is it ok if I've got another Greeting Farm card to share this week? I've had the idea to use one of the Monster Beans from the Spooky set on a Valentine percolating for a week or two and I couldn't wait any longer. It came to me while I was putting away stamps, being all sad because I didn't get around to using any of the fun Halloween stamps that I'd collected last year. That's when I saw this sentiment on the Monster Mash set from Lawn Fawn... hmmmm, hugs are just as nice as kisses for Valentine's Day if you ask me. ;)
So I grabbed one of the sweet little Beans, colored him in pinks and reds then paired him up with some new Doodlebug Lovebugs paper as well. A couple hearts and a few sequins was all I needed to bring this fun Valentine together.  :)

Well, I hate to post and run but I've got to get busy this morning. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Lovebugs)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Spooky set Monster Bean), Lawn Fawn (Monster Mash sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, and Colorbox creamy brown
Doodlebug heart sprinkle
Doodlebug sequins
K&Co puffy heart sticker
Simon Says Stamp stitched circle dies
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV00
costume- RV10, RV32, RV34, R22, R24, R29, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV55, BG000, 0, C0, C1

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winter Wishes...

Happy hump day to ya!

It's been beautiful and sunny but super cold so far this week. I kinda love it because with the sun shining like that you can really appreciate how beautiful everything is when covered in a blanket of snow. 

I suspect it is days like these that kinda inspired this card. Cool and frozen but with a splash of color that really pops and makes you smile. I grabbed the Friendly Hedgehog Gorjuss Girl stamp and paired her up with that birch tree print from Echo Park that I LOVE. What can I say, I'm a total sucker for paper prints that make for easy scene building with my stamps... they just make me happy. Because all of the papers were pretty monochromatic, instead of coloring this Gorjuss Girl to match I chose to give her a very pink ensemble. Now she really stands out during her winter stroll.  :)

Ok, thanks for stopping by. Have a good one!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Echo Park (Keepin' Cozy), My Mind's Eye (Believe)
stamps- Santoro (The Friendly Hedgehog Gorguss Girl), Simon Says Stamp (Winter Wishes sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Memory Box Resting Birds die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Gold Smooch
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- Y21, YR24, E33
clothes- RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, E40, 0, T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, W00
shading- V01