Friday, April 28, 2017

Bloom & Grow...

TGIF!

I made today's card for this month's 'anything goes' challenge over at Some Odd Girl. This beautiful Lounge Fairy digital stamp is one of the newest SOG cuties added to my collection and I couldn't wait to color her up. At first I didn't have a real plan for her, the only thing I knew for sure is that I wanted to color her hands yellow so that it would look like she had been busy collecting pollen from all the spring flowers. Once that was done I got the idea to color her hair black with a bit of yellow to kind of look like a honey bee. And just like that I had a busy bee fairy taking a short break before buzzing off to the next patch of flowers. I even added some yellow glitter to her hands and the tree stump to really help sell the magic. If you can't tell, I really had a blast watching this sweet image come to life under my markers.  :)

Hope your weekend is a crafty one!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Lounge Fairy)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft gems
Doodlebug glitter
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
eyes- Y06, E99, E39, E59, BG000, 0
eye shadow- Y11, Y04, Y06
lips- RV21, RV14
hair- W10, W8, W6, E50, E51, E53, Y06
pollen- Y06, Y15, Y35
wings- G00, G000, BG0000
clothes- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67, Y06, RV02, RV06, RV09, RV69
stump- E42, E43, E44, E47
grass- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17
sky- BG0000, BG000, B60, C00, C0, 0, Y0000

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Happy Birthday...

Olo! 

As April wraps up I realized that I hadn't gotten this month's cupcake from the Baker's Dozen set on a card yet. This early attempt at no-line coloring was actually done back in September and I can already see the progress that I've made in my no-line skills. I'm still happy with this sweet cupcake but now I see all the things I would add or do differently when I look at it. I paired it up with an extra large sentiment and turned the whole thing into a pretty little shaker card. The card still needed a bit more whimsy so I die cut these pretty butterflies and stuck them on top of the shaker for even more dimension. 

Alrighty, time for me to scoot. Have a good one!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
paper- Basic Grey (Piccadilly)
vellum
stamps- Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Studio Calico clear blue
Papertrey Ink Shakers and Sprinkles die
Memory Box butterfly dies
Kaiser Craft pearls
sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
cake- E23, E25, E29
frosting- YG0000, YG00, YG03
butterfly/flowers- RV10, RV13, RV14, Y000, E25
wrapper- YG21, YG25, YG17
shadow- C0, C2

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Birthday...

Hello again!

How could I possibly make a girly 4 Seasons Spring card and not make her boy counterpart? Especially when this little dude is so freakin' adorable in his cargo pants and layered shirts... I mean, come on! In fact as much as I love the entire 4 Seasons Boy set this guy is probably my fave of the bunch. I used the same Spring Things collection from Doodlebug to build his world and still had plenty of colors to match from it for his outfit. Another quick and easy card full of color and happiness... just how I like them!  ;)

Talk at'cha laters!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Spring Things)
stamp- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals 4 Seasons Boys set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug sun sticker
Doodlebug shaped sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
eyes- YG23
hair- E42, E43, E44
clothes- YR61, YR65, YR16, YR68, C0, C2, BG53, BG57, BG49, BG70, BG90, BG45

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Girly good time...

Hello, hello!

I've made a girly little birthday card for 7 Kids Crafting Supply Store today and it features the mini cuties from The Greeting Farm's Little Party stamp set. These mini stamps are so perfect for scene building that I just had to do a bit of masking and create the girliest birthday party that I could come up with. To do that, I figured that an eclectic mix of pretty paper scraps would give the party bunting a soft, shabby chic kind of look so I grabbed my scissors to do some easy paper piecing. Once that was done I was so happy with the results that I also decided to go the extra mile and paper piece their dresses as well with some of the same papers. I don't know about you but I kinda wish that I was invited to this pretty party too, LOL!  ;)
 
There is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner so get to creating and join the fun! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
paper- Making Memories (yellow floral), October Afternoon (pink floral and green stripe), Basic Grey (green swirl), My Mind's Eye (blue floral)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Little Party set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico blush crush
My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die
sequins
Ranger liquid pearls
Copic markers:
girl 1
skin- YR20, E21, E11, BV20, R00, R20
hair- C4, C7, C9, 100
girl 2
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- E21, E23, E25, E29
girl 3
skin- E21, E34, E25, E04, R20
hair- E57, E49, W10
bow- BG10, G00, BG72
background- R0000, R01, 0, E41, E42, E43, E44
table- E44, E81
lemonade pitcher- Y11, Y21, BG000

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hello sunshine...

Good morning! 

With spring fully upon us I figured it was time to pull out my 4 Seasons Girls set from CC Designs and get this sweet girl on a card. I absolutely adore this set and have had a lot of fun coloring up her fall and winter sisters last year. Once again I went to Doodlebug papers for my inspiration and the new Spring Things collection was just what I needed. There is a cuteness factor to these papers that totally suits these little Rascals and makes getting crafty so easy, plus it is always fun to try and match those classic Doodlebug colors with my Copics. Alrighty then, time for me to get out and enjoy some sunshine myself.

TTYL!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Spring Things)
stamp- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals 4 Seasons Girls set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug Spring Things stickers
Doodlebug shaped sprinkles
Smooch pearl
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- E84
hair- E21, E23, E27, E29
clothes- YG0000, YG11, YG01, YG23, YG25, RV02, RV55, RV06, C0, C2, RV10, RV52, Y11, Y02, Y21

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hey there...

TGIF! 

My day is going to be busy, busy so this post will have to be short and sweet. It has been too long since I colored up a Tiddly Inks cutie so I went searching through my collection and found Ellie Says Hi. How has this darling girl gone this long before getting on a card? Well the wait for Ellie to fulfill her crafty destiny was over and I paired her up with some older papers from Imaginisce because the spring time colors totally suited her cheery personality. The result is a happy little card that was a lot of fun to put together. :)

Have a great weekend everybody! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Imaginisce (spring)
digital stamp- Tiddly Inks (Ellie Says Hi)
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento grey flannel and nautical blue
Simon Says Stamp scallop border die
sequins
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- YR30, YR31, Y24
clothes- RV91, RV21, R21, R22, W0, W2, W4, W6, B39, BV29, YG25, YG67, Y11, Y15, BG45, BG72, RV25, RV29, B37

Thursday, April 20, 2017

I believe in you...

Hi there!

So I watched the new updated Pete's Dragon movie on Netflix this past week and even though it was nothing like the original one that I remember from my childhood it was still very cute and entertaining. So it's really no surprise that dragons were on my mind when it came time to create. Luckily I had this cute digi stamp called Me And My Dragon from ADFD on the ol' hard drive. I printed it out once on white cardstock then again on this green pattern paper to do a little paper piecing on the big guy himself. I like how the subtle print almost looks like the light dappling through trees onto his green scales. The kiddo on the original image is sporting pigtails but since I was going for Pete and Elliot I just chopped them right off when I fussy cut the image. I think I succeeded in taking myself back in time just a bit to my younger days when I would wish for a dragon pal all my own too.  ;)

Later gators!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Photoplay (Happy Glamper), DCWV (green)
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Me and My Dragon)
stamps- Avery Elle (sentiment), Simon Says Stamp (speech bubble)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Lawn Fawn stitched hills die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
dragon- YG11, G43, G82, R30, RV63, V05, V06, YG00, YG17
kid- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E41, E43, E44
clothes- 719, YR04, YR18, B01, BG45, BG49, E49