Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hey Scaredy Cat...

Hey there!

We've got a surprise Halloween clear stamp release happening at The Greeting Farm this week... woot, woot! There are two spooktacular sets being released on Friday and today we are previewing the adorable Scaredy Cats set. I don't think it's a secret that I'm a cat person, having a handful of furry felines that are a part of my family, so this set had me purring with Halloween excitement. There are four kitties all dressed up for the holiday along with some great sentiments and little extras. For my card today I chose this chubby kitty dressed up as a not-so-spooky bat. Talk about cute, this little fella looks like he's had way more treats than tricks, LOL!   
Now be sure to head on over to the Greeting Farm blog and swoon over the creativity of my fellow Farmers. And come back tomorrow for the next tease. We'll be doing a give-away on Friday when both stamp sets are released, one random winner from Friday's comments will take home both sets with the coordinating dies!

Later gators!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (October 31st)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Scaredy Cat set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Kaiser Craft gems
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
cat- T4, T6, T8, T10
eyes- YG25
costume- V12, V15, V09

Be a pineapple...

Hello, hello!

I just realized that I'm running out of time to get my last summer themed cards for the year done and on the blog. Where has the time gone?! As it always seems, I've got more stamps still waiting in the wings than I've got days left before September hits so some will have to wait 'til next summer. This little cutie from the Aloha set got to come out and play because I got some new Doodlebug Fun in the Sun papers recently and I was dying to cut into them. If I'm honest I did not think that this pineapple print would be the first to get used but when I saw this fun sentiment on Pinterest the idea was sparked and I just had to go with it. This Anya was perfect because not only did her arm look ready to hold a pineapple but she also looks super sweet inside and out. :)

Ok friends, talk at'cha laters!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Fun in the Sun)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Aloha set)
ink- Colorbox creamy brown
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Papertrey Ink twine
Doodlebug sprinkles
Studio Calico wood grain enamel dot
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E34, E04
eye shadow- YG00, BG10
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67, Y000, Y04, Y18

Monday, August 22, 2016

Thinking of you...

Good Monday morning to ya!

I've got a CAS card to share today that I made for this month's "anything goes" challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil. I've had Summer Fairy Finna sitting on my hard drive probably since last summer so it was high time to get her on a card. I could just picture Finna sitting down at the edge of a flowing stream watching the little fish flit to and fro beneath the surface. This challenged me to try and color and create the scene as I envisioned it. The grassy dunes are ok, could still use some more practice with that but I am really happy with how the water turned out. 

Alrighty, I've got to get moving. Have a good one!  :) 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Summer Fairy Finna)
stamp- Papertrey Ink
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E33, V22, E04, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55, Y11
swimsuit- R12, R32, R35, Y11, Y19, Y17
wings- Y00, Y11, Y15, Y26, Y28, BG0000, BG000, 0
grass- G12, G19, YG21
sand- W1, W2, E40, E41, 0
water- BG0000, G000, BG70, YG06
fish- G12

Friday, August 19, 2016

Many thanks...

TGIF everybody!

Today's the day to announce the winner of my 2,000th post goodie giveaway, how exciting! Many thanks to everyone who chimed in and said hello, newbie or long time follower it was a lot of fun to read each and every one of your comments. I keep up this blog primarily as a place to record the cards that I've made and to simply share my love for coloring and paper crafting so it has been a pleasant bonus getting to know so many special and wonderful fellow crafters during this time. ♥

Alrighty then, without further ado... the winner chosen by random.org is... 
#7   Julie D. Richards

Congratulations Julie! Please contact me at: pete_dangerathotmaildotcom with your mailing address and I will send out your package next week. :)

Really quickly, I would also like to enter this card into the current sketch challenge over at MFT. Granted, it's a very loose interpretation of the sketch layout but I swear I started off with it as my inspiration. That and I really wanted to play with some of my new stamps, LOL! Not only did I use two of the cuties from the Magical Dragons set but I also tried out the mirror image stamp to 'flip' the baby dragon so he was facing the direction that I wanted for my design. I've gotta say folks, that mirror image stamp is ingenious! I am SO happy with how well it works and it will be staying in a permanent spot right on my desk so it is always at hand when I need it. 

Have a great weekend everybody! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
stamps- My Favorite Things (Magical Dragons set and Mirror Image stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade
Ellen Hutson many thanks die
Doodlebug washi tape
Sticko puffy heart sticker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E33, YR31
clothes- R30, R32, R14, E50, E41, 0, Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28
dragon- YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17, R30, R32, YR31, YR14

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Flowers in your garden...


This darling gal is one of the newest Gorjuss Girl stamps and her name is The Little Friend. She's another stamp that has been rather neglected considering I got her during my month of mermaids but now was the perfect time to finally get her on a card of her own. Something about her fun and funky ensemble, with the galoshes and apron, had me picturing her working out in her flower garden. But it's not just any ol' ordinary flower garden, no... Little Friend is all about being creative and eclectic. That's where this pretty paper from the Happy Glamper collection comes into play, I love how it makes it look like she has planted her flowers in old jars and re purposed light bulbs. Now I think I will enter this card into the current "anything goes" challenge over on the Sugar Nellie blog since I've missed the last couple months.

Have a good one crafty friends!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Webster's Pages (butterfly), Photoplay (Happy Glamper)
stamps- Santoro (Gorjuss Girl The Little Friend), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown
Memory Box butterfly die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- BG0000, BG10, G00, BG23, YR04, YR09, Y11, Y23, YR31, R81, R43, R83, G16, YG23, YG93, YG95

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mermaid to be awesome...

Hi there! 

It's my day to post on the TGF blog and I figured one last mini mermaid card to wave goodbye to summer would be appropriate. I don't know about you but I've been noticing the days getting shorter and already the nights are just a bit cooler... fall is on its way. But before the season really takes a turn, this pretty little mermaid from the Little Mermaids set wants to let everyone know that they mermaid to be awesome. Which is totally my favorite sentiment from this set by the way. I paired her up with a cool whale stamp from Papertrey Ink stamped in a very light grey then colored him very lightly before rubbing the aqua ink right over top which I think really succeeded in throwing him into the distant background. Mer is probably on her way over to grab a flipper and hang on for the ride.  :)

Alrighty then, stay crafty my friends!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Little Mermaids set), Papertrey Ink (Keep Swimming set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico clean slate, glass slipper and buttercup
Kaiser Craft pearls
Papertrey Ink luxe gold adhesive paper
Ranger liquid pearls
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- C1, C3, C5, 0
tail- C1, C3, C5, 0, E50, G000
top- G00
starfish- Y11, Y21
whale- W1, E50, 0, C00, C0, C1

Basically, you rock...

Hello, hello!

I figured it was about time to show the boys some love with a down and dirty guy card, LOL! Creeper Jack from the first Creepin' kit had the punk rock soul I knew would be perfect for this background idea that I'd been toying around with. Ever since I got this cool brick wall stencil that creates the illusion of the corner of a building I could just picture a funky little beat boy hangin' out there, showing off his mad dance moves for a little extra cash in his wallet. The old school boom box really helped to pull the entire scene together, now Jack can totally rock out. And I'm sure Jack couldn't possibly be responsible for all that graffiti on the wall behind him. Talk about having a lot of fun with the entire creative process. I know I don't make nearly as many guy cards as I do girly cards but it's funny how when I do they tend to be some of my most favorite makes.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Creeper Jack Creepin' set), Imaginisce (stereo), Paper Smooches (dude), We R Memorykeepers (sentiment), Hampton Arts (splatters, stars)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress mustard seed, barn door, shabby shutters, faded jeans, antique linen
Tim Holtz Distress picket fence paint dauber
Prima brick wall stencil
Copic markers:
sorry, lost my list