Friday, July 31, 2015

You make me happy...

Hi-ya!

Wow, can you believe we are at the last Friday of the month already? That means it is the last Bellariffic Friday for July as well and once again I am joining the fun. The challenge this week was sketch 15 and I used the super sweet Tiny Townie Sally Rides her Snail for my card. As much as I think all of the new Tiny Townies are pretty fantastic, Sally may just be my most favorite of the bunch. I love everything about this whimsical little scene because even if she doesn't have fairy wings I can imagine teeny tiny Sally taking a ride through the garden on the back of a friendly snail. I guess that is why I paired her up with this playful floral print by Doodlebug. It was another smaller scrap that I've been hanging on to and am happy to finally get on a card. :)

Ok, I'm off to spend the day in Wenatchee hangin' with my fellow Copic peeps. Fun times! 
Have a great weekend everybody! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (floral), Basic Grey (green)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Sally Rides her Snail), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Colorbox creamy brown
Doodlebug ribbon
Prima flowers
Teresa Collins enamel dot
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV20
hair- E55, E57, E59
clothes- RV00, RV10, RV02, Y11, Y21, RV55, RV04, BG11, BG15, BG57, YG21, YG03, YG95, E81, 0
snail- G20, YG00, YG91, YG93, Y000, YR30, YR31, Y32
grass- YG21, YG03, YG95
sky- B0000, 0

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Birthday wishes...

Good morning! 

I've just got a quick birthday card to share this morning. I was going through my stamped up Greeting Farm images to find one that hasn't made it onto a card yet and came across Fashionista Anya... what a beauty! It's hard to believe I got her way back in January and it took this long to color her up. I think it was worth the wait though because this little Anya looks like she was made for bright summer colors, which I pulled from this tiny scrap of floral paper that I've been hanging on to for years. I think it was just waiting to find a home with Fashionista.  ;)

Ok, time for me to scoot. TTYL!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- BoBunny (floral)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Fashionista Anya), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico flamingo, Colorbox creamy brown
Papertrey Ink sentiment swoosh die
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, E21, E11, R00, R20
hair- Y21, Y38, YR24, E99
clothes- RV13, RV04, RV17, YG01, YG25, YG67, RV66, V09, RV69, RV19, E30, E31, E34

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hi-ya sweets...

Hello, hello! 

Things are heating back up in my neck of the woods so this seemed to be the perfect time to play along in the "Summer Song" challenge over at Tiddly Inks. I was inspired by the old Diamond Rio song, Sweet Summer... especially the first verse;

"He had a freezer full of bomb pops
push ups, drum sticks and dreamcicles.
And a paint chipped change box
full of sticky quarters, dimes and nickles.
It was automatic when we heard that song
run home and get your money before he's gone...
"


This Wryn from the Sweets for my Sweet set totally embodied that memory of buying ice cream from an ice cream truck on a hot summer afternoon. Especially when I paired her up with this paper from Doodlebug's Sunkissed collection... talk about setting the scene, LOL! All I needed to add was the sentiment in a little word bubble and I had a finished card. :)

Alrighty, thanks so much for stopping by. I'll catch ya later!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Sunkissed)
stamps- Tiddly Inks (Sweets for my Sweet set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black
Papertrey Ink word bubble die
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E00, E21, R00, R20
hair- YR31, YR82, YR24, E33
clothes- B95, B97, B99, RV25, RV29, BG53, BG57, BG09, Y13, Y35, E57
ice cream cone- YR30, YR23, RV10, RV21, RV14

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Time for a nap...

Mornin' folks!

My card today is a total lift from this card by Jill Foster on the Penny Black blog. I came across it on Pinterest a couple weeks ago and loved everything about it, especially since I already had that Doggone Sweet stamp set waiting to be inked up. So I stayed true to the CAS design, with the single strip of pattern paper, though mine has a bit more color as I opted for a blue card base and green twine instead of the all white palette of the original. I chose to sponge a golden yellow ink behind this tuckered out pooch so that it kinda looks like he has found a warm sunny spot to nap in. The sentiment is from the Pillow Talk set by Simon Says Stamp and it just cracks me up because there are way too many days when that thought crosses my mind, LOL!  ;)

Well, I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start. I'm hoping to be super productive around the house today... lots to cross off the ol' to-do list. 

Toodles!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Kaleidoscope)
stamps- Penny Black (Doggone Sweet), Simon Says Stamp (Pillow Talk sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Nick Bantock yellow
Divine Twine
Copic markers:
fur- YR21, YR27, E09
collar- B21, B39, B04

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunny disposition...

Hi guys! 

Today I am back to playing along in the MFT sketch challenge. It has been awhile and even longer since I inked up a Pure Innocence cutie so I was excited to pull out my MFT binder of stamps and have some fun. I settled on Sunflower Girl, who appears to be retired because I couldn't find her in the MFT store. As much as I love the Pure Innocence girls as-is, lately I've been enjoying changing up their look just a bit by simply altering their hair. This time around I lengthened it with only a few strokes of the pen... what a difference! What can I say, it's the little things that keep things fun and exciting in my creative process. ;)

Ok, well thanks for stopping by and I shall see ya manana! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (green gingham), K&Co (yellow)
stamps- My Favorite Things (Sunflower Girl Pure Innocence)
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies
Sticko sunflower stickers
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, BV20
hair- E30, E31, E55, E35
clothes/flower- Y13, Y35, Y38, YG01, YG25, YG17, YG67, G29, W0, E81, 0, E44, E49

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sunshine in us...

Happy Friday to you!

Who's ready for another glorious weekend? The forecast here calls for a slight cool down, only topping out in the high 70s over the next couple days. I'm ready for the break though, it will be nice being able to turn off the AC and enjoy the breeze blowing through the windows again. 

Today's card is all about sunshine however, so no cool down for this Gorjuss Girl. She's called Little Ducky and I got her from Sugar Nellie years ago. I'm not 100% sure if she has made it onto a card before now but I would like to think so because she is just too darn cute in those water wings! Paper wise I paired her up with some old KI Memories favorites and a new Bella Blvd favorite, surprisingly they coordinated quite well. I am entering this card into the current 'Anything Goes' challenge over at the Sugar Bowl.

Alrighty, have a great weekend everybody!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- KI Memories (orange and text), Bella Blvd (stripe)
stamps- Sugar Nellie (Little Ducky Gorjuss Girl)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- YR12, YR15, YR18, Y38, E50, E81, 0, RV10, RV55, Y13, Y35, BG000, BG01, YG03
rubber duckies- Y02, Y13, Y35, YR04

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sunshine in...

Good morning!

I'm playing along in the current Saturday challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps which is all about the "beach". I'd gotten Sassy Sprite Rayne during a Frugal Friday sale with the intention of altering her from a fairy in the water to a mermaid, cause it made more sense to me since water-logged wings would be a very bad thing. I just love how Rayne's ponytail transitions into a spray of water mimicking the wave she is leaping out of. I found this old sunburst paper in my stash which set the beachy tone that I needed for the challenge. And while I'm at it, I think I'll also enter this into the Krafty Friends Summer Stamping Party. Why not, LOL! ;)

OK, I'm outta here. Have a good one!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- The Paper Company
stamps- Kraftin Kimmie (Sassy Sprite Rayne), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown, Studio Calico (blue)
Seashore charms
Papertrey Ink jute twine
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
Copic Markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- YR30, Y21, E33, BG0000, B32, B12, B14
tail/top- B12, B14, B06, B28, Y02, Y04, Y21, Y26, Y28
water- BG0000, BG000, B32, B12
sky- Y000, Y00, Y02, YR00, YR21