Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy Birthday...

Hey hey!

There's a new Farm Fresh challenge up over at The Greeting Farm and the theme this month is 'red, white, and blue'. I was drawn to making a boy card with that color combo and since I was in a Wild Sprout sort of mood I went straight for that binder. I ended up doing a head swap, adding WS Edward's cutie patootie face to WS Dylan's body. This being a summer card I wanted my guy to be wearing shorts and Dylan is the only boy Sprout that I own who fit that criteria. I also wiped the number off his jersey before stamping and replaced it with a little star so that he coordinated with the papers and embellishments that I chose to use on the rest of the card. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek. 
Later gators!       
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Americana), Simple Stories (wood grain)
American Crafts POW glitter silver cardstock
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Wild Sprout Edward, Wild Sprout Dylan from the Roll Call set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment), W Plus 9 (star)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown
Memory Box star die
Papertrey Ink swoosh die
KI Memories star pillow sticker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E59, E49
clothes- C00, C1, C3, C4, 0, R05, R08, E09, B45, B39

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kitten me...

Good morning!

It seems to me that kittens are a pretty far departure from the mermaids that have been making their homes here this past month. I know none of my own cats want anything to do with the water, LOL! But I've had these digi images printed and ready to go so when I got some new kitty paper from Bella Blvd I knew this was the time to put them together. The stamp is called Kitty Hopper from Some Odd Girl and I printed it out twice mirroring it on the one so that they faced opposite directions. I ended up trimming one apart and drawing in a new back and leg so that it looks like it is peeking into frame, trying to get a hold of some Fancy Feast. The sentiment came right from the paper and I think adding 'congratulations' to the inside of the card will be a nice fit.

Alrighty, I've got to scoot.
Take care!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Bella Blvd (Riley)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Kitty Hopper)
October Afternoon pop drops
Doodlebug sprinkles
Copic markers:
kitten 1- YR31, Y32, YR27, R02, R20, E41, 0
kitten 2- N1, N3, N5, N9, E41, 0, R02

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Take flight...

Hey there!

Well here we are, time to wrap up this month of mermaids. I've had so much fun making all these mermaid cards and I kinda don't know what to do now, LOL! Aw, I'm sure I'll think of something. And its not like there won't be mermaids joining the rotation later this summer as well. As good as I did getting many stamps inked and onto cards there are still a handful sitting on my desk waiting for their turn.

Today's card is for the ADFD 'pieced or pierced' challenge and I used the fintastically cute Curious Daughter digi. For the pierced element on my card I used a stitched circle die from My Favorite Things. I stamped the monochromatic wave background with some old stamps from my scrapbooking days. The seagull silhouette stamps are something I'm especially proud of. For years I have been wanting a set of small birds in flight silhouette stamps but I've never been able to find any. So yesterday I decided to make my own. I had some grey rubber left over from trimming new stamps and I drew the shapes I wanted then just trimmed them out. I was so nervous testing them on a scratch piece of paper but I am thrilled with the results. So much so that I may make a few more once I get more scrap rubber. Now this little mermaid can sit on her rock and dream about a life on land.   ;)

Thanks for joining me this past month and I hope to see you again tomorrow! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- A Day for Daisies (Curious Daughter)
stamps- Fancy Pants (Summer Soiree), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black, Studio Calico clear blue
Kaiser Craft pearls
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
Ranger Liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E50, E21, R00, R20, E04, BV20
hair- Y02, YR21, YR14, E09
tail- Y00, YG11, FYG2, G07, Y02
headpiece/top- R12, R32, R56, G07, YG67, YR02, YR15, YR18, Y32, Y21, E81, BG000
rock- C0, C1, C3, W0, W1, W3, Y000
sea/sky- BG000, BG02, B00, Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11

Monday, June 29, 2015

Magic of friendship...

Hi guys!

Look what I got over the weekend! I had ordered this super cute new stamp, called Magical Friendship, from Tiddly Inks when it was released and I am so glad that it came in time to help wrap up this month of mermaid cards. I can't tell you how much this image spoke to me as soon as I saw it. It reminds me so much of when I was a little girl swimming at the lake, dreaming of mermaids hiding just out of sight in the deep blue waters. Though I was never as lucky as Wryn to meet my own mermaid friend, there are still times when I find myself imagining grand underwater adventures.  :)

Ok friends, I'm off to work. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique (polka dot), Doodlebug (stripe)
stamps- Tiddly Inks (Magical Friendship set), October Afternoon (Summertime set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Studio Calico sunny day and glass slipper
Kaiser Craft gems
Ranger liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, YR31, E33, Y02
clothes- B45, B39, BG23, BG49, Y02, Y17, B93, B95, B99
skin- E000, E50, E21, R00, R20
hair- G02, YG09, G16, BG49, Y02
tail- BG11, BG23, BG49
top/starfish- E81, W3, 0, Y17, Y38, YR14
cliff- YG03, YG17, YG67, E40, E41, E42, E43, E34, W5
sea/sky- BG00000, BG000, B0000, 0

Friday, June 26, 2015

Birthday fishes...


We are in the middle of a heat wave here and everything is getting hot, hot, hot! I'm definitely thinking about spending the afternoon down at the lake. Sure the water is still freezing cold but it will be a welcome relief. 

This little mermaid is keeping cool, she is Mermaid I from Lili of the Valley, and I can officially say that I have now inked up all three of the LOTV mermaid stamps that I own... yeah! It's a feel good moment for me, LOL! I've actually been quite successful in crossing a lot of stamps off my to-ink list during this month of mermaids and I can't believe we are almost to the end of it. Luckily there's no rule saying that I can't throw in a new mermaid here and there as I get them... I mean, have you seen the sneak peek banner over on the Greeting Farm FB page?!   ;)

Ok then, gotta get movin'.
Have a great weekend everybody! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye
stamp- Lili of the Valley (Mermaid I), Kraftin Kimmie (Fin-tastic Friends sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, Colorbox creamy brown
Studio Calico sequins
Ranger glossy accents
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E41, E42, E43, E44
tail- B21, B45, B37, G00, G20, G43
shells- Y00, Y21, G00
sea horse- Y00, Y11, Y21
water- B000, 0

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fish you were here...


I was lucky enough to win a Kraftin' Kimmie challenge just in time to use my resulting gift certificate on the brand new mermaid set called Fin-tastic Friends and when it arrived in the mail a couple days ago I just had to get this gal on a card ASAP. I LOVE how relaxed and chill she looks and imagined that if mermaids had a tropical resort to hang out at she would be there running the place, LOL! 
This resort would be 5-star ritzy I tell ya, so of course she needed a luxe gold tail to feel right at home. And I colored her hair to match the rosy sunset sky behind her... perhaps it is camouflage to blend in with her surroundings. ;)

Anywho, the current KK challenge is to 'try something new', which includes using a new stamp, and since they don't get much newer than this little lady I'm entering my card into the running.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (tree), Making Memories (sunset), BoBunny (sand)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Fin-tastic Friends set and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle
Kasier Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R00, R20
eyes- E25, W29, BG000, 0
eyeshadow- W2, W3
hair- YR30, YR21, YR12, YR24, R21, R32
tail- Y11, Y15, YR23, YR28, R00, 0
top- E40, E81, 0
drink- E34, E55, E57, Y35, YR04, E81, Y00, Y13, BV23

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sending hugs...

Hello fellow stampers!

I've made another card for this month's Farm Fresh button challenge and I've also stuck with the head swap theme that I've done on my previous entries as well. This time I stamped up Creeper Syren and replaced her face with that of Royal Pain Creeper Cake's. Why do that you ask? Well, as much as I love Syren, she has a very sexy, kinda vampy look to her and I wanted to give her a kinder, gentler demeanor for this card that is all about sending hugs. So I printed out Royal Pain because she has my favorite Creeper face ever. All I had to do was color up her face and bangs, trim them out and glue them right over the original face. I'd say the transition from sultry to sweet was a complete success. ;)

Ok, time for me to scoot. Keep cool and I will see ya tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- KI Memories
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (Royal Pain Creeper Cake)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Creeper Syren), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black
Fancy Pants sequins
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E00, E21, R00, R20
eyes- B04, B39, BG000, 0
eyeshadow- G0000, G00, G43
hair- C5, C7, C9, 100, B04, B06, BG49
tail- BG10, BG11, BG23, BG49, BG0000, Y11