Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Birthday...

Hello, hello!

So have you seen this fun little guy over at CC Designs yet? He's called Pepper on Balloon and he's part of the April birthday release at CCD. Considering my current mission to make animal cards for my sis, plus Pepper being just as cute as all get out, you know I had to add him and a few of his friends to my stamp collection. :)
I also got my hands on this great Doodlebug birthday paper pad in the same order and that balloon print was a natural choice to help showcase this party pup. Doesn't Pepper look like he's getting a bit carried away with the festivities? LOL! 

Ok then, sorry to have to keep this one short and sweet but I'm on the run this morning. 
Thanks for stopping by!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Hip Hip Hooray)
stamp- Roberto's Rascals (Pepper on Balloon)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Prima shabby tote
Doodlebug sentiment stickers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic markers:
Pepper- N2, N3, N5, C9, E40, R01
balloon- Y35, Y38, YR04
hat- YG21, YG25, YG67, Y13, Y15, Y17

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Some bunny...

Hello again!

How about another Easter card today? I've been reminded that the big day is fast approaching, which means not only do I need to get any Easter stamps inked up that I've been meaning to but I've also got to hit the store and stock up on some Dove white chocolate eggs before they disappear for another year! I like to melt them, add shaved almonds, then freeze them into a delicious candy bark. I swear it tastes just like the old Alpine White bars that Nestle used to make... yum!  :)

Anywho... as for my card, more new stamps arrived in the mail Thursday so I was able to play with these two bunnies from Sister Stamps. One is called Jade and the other is Moon and they are both completely adorable. There is a slight alteration to Moon, I wiped away his bell collar so that they would both look like a couple of wild Easter bunnies. I then paired them up with an Amy R sentiment that I've been waiting to use on just the right card and this one was it. 

Alrighty then, off to work I go.
Have a great weekend!     

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- The Girls' Paperie (floral), October Afternoon (stripe), Making Memories (green ledger)
stamps- Sister Stamps (Jade Bunny and Moon Bunny), AmyR (Egg-cellent Easter Greetings)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things doily die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
bunnies- E40, E41, E42, R000, R01, R12, 0

Friday, April 11, 2014

Favorite Peeps...

TGIF everybody!

It looks to be an Easter kind of day here on the ol' blog. As I've been munching on some delish Jolly Rancher jellybeans lately I was inspired to use this jellybean printed paper from Doodlebug's spring collection. Then I just needed a cute little character stamp to pair up with it and could hold its own against that busy pattern. I settled on this sweet Pure Innocence that I've actually had since last year. She's called, One of my Favorite Peeps, and I can't believe it took me this long to ink her up. Her dress is paper pieced and I fussy cut those chicks out of the paper as well because they were just too adorable not to add to the fun. :)

All in all, a simple Easter card but hopefully it keeps my creativity flowing so I have more to share here. Ok, time to get myself ready for another day of work.
Take it easy peeps!  ;)   

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Springtime)
stamps- My Favorite Things (One of my Favorite Peeps Pure Innocence)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Doodlebug stickers
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E34
clothes- RV04, RV06, RV09, BG000, 0, C3

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Get well soon...

Hello, hello!

Apparently there is nothing like getting a new stamp to get the creative juices flowing, LOL! This month's addition to the TGF stamp club arrived in my mailbox and I couldn't wait to put her on a card. After getting three princesses in a row I was pleasantly surprised to see Hood here... it's good to know that the theme seems to be encompassing all the different fairy tales. Playing off the story's sick grandma, it seemed like a no-brainer to make this a get well type of card.  ;)

I'm also entering Hood into this week's Farm Fresh challenge, which is flower power. With that bit of floral paper up in the corner and the cute button that I've been saving to use on just the right card, I think it qualifies. :)

Ok, time for me to run. 
Later gators!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- BoBunny
stamps- The Greeting Farm (SSC Hood), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Colorbox chestnut roan
Papertrey Ink jute twine
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
American Crafts knock out border punch
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R22, BV01
hair- E44, E47, E49
eyes- E84, E87, BG000, 0
clothes- R24, R27, E09, E30, E31, E34, W7, W10, E40, E41, 0, YG91, G94, G99

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thinking of you...

Hi guys!

I've been pretty swamped lately so not a lot of card making going on. Still, I hate seeing the blog empty day after day so I thought I would throw up a non-coloring card that I made last month. It's all just a bunch of Pebbles Garden Party papers that I fussy cut into accents and what not. Pretty simple but still bright and fun.

Ok, gotta run again... laters! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill
paper- Pebbles (Garden Party)
Doodlebug sentiment stickers
Kaiser Craft gems

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thinking of you...

Good morning!

I've got a simple little card featuring the Chill Kaylee digital stamp from Some Odd Girl to share with y'all today. She's another one that I've had printed up for awhile, waiting to be colored... sheesh, it sure seems like I'm saying that a lot these days! It's just that when I find a great sale I tend to stock up even if the images aren't 'in season' at the time. :)
I paired Kaylee up with some Happy Go Lucky scraps that were hanging around and as always, colored her up to match. I think this color combo is so pretty, especially with that orangey yellow... love it! Some bling and a few little flowers and this card was done. 

Ok, so I know that yesterday I was lamenting the wrap up of this season of Walking Dead but I just realized that one of my other favorite shows is about to start up... Game of Thrones! It's another one that I've read the books as well and I'm so excited to jump back into Westeros. Anyone else have a favorite show starting up soon? I'm always looking for new shows to add to my DVR. :)


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Fancy Pants (Happy Go Lucky)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Chill Kaylee)
stamp- Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Kaiser Craft gems
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R00, R20, G000, R32
hair- E50, E31, E25, E57
eyes- YG93, YG97, BG000, 0
clothes- Y21, YR23, YR24, E74, E77, E79, G00, BG13, BG18, G000, BG11, E81, W00

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Hey there!

You can really tell that it is spring break for a lot of folks because town sure has been busier these past few days. Which means work has been busier as well, thus not a lot of crafty time over the weekend. But, I did manage to put this little card together last night using the new Blue Bird set from CC Designs. I really love this little guy because the sizing of this stamp makes him work great as both an accessory to a larger character stamp or on his own as the star of the show. The only thing I wish is that he would have come with a buddy pointing the opposite direction so that I could really play around with placement. Who knows, maybe Christine has a set in the works that will complement Mr. Blue Bird here and I'll be a very happy camper indeed. :)

I cut into the fourth new My Mind's Eye paper pad that was on my desk, which also ended up inspiring me to use a yellow ink for the sky background rather than the traditional blue. Sure, I didn't use a whole lot of paper on this card but it always feels good to cut into a new paper pad sooner rather than later. A sprinkle of enamel dots and this one was done and ready to go into the pile of animal cards I've been collecting for my sister. 

Alrighty, before I sign off for the day... any other Walking Dead fans out there? What did you think about the finale on Sunday? I've been reading the comics as well so as soon as Terminus was introduced this season I had a sneaking suspicion that they would be the show version of the cannibal group and it doesn't look like I was wrong. I really can't wait to see what happens next and find out what has happened to Beth because I don't think it is the Terminus group that snatched her... too bad October seems like such a long time!

LOL... ok, enough of me nerding out.   ;)

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Now & Then)
stamps- CC Designs (Blue Bird set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Distress, Prima shabby tote
Tim Holtz tiny attacher
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Copic markers:
bird- R02, R05, E07, YR24, E55, E57, E49
branches- E42, E84, E44, YG0000, G40, G43, G99