Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas...

TGIF! 

I've got another quick card to share today before I dash off to work. This quirky little elf from Mo's Digital Pencil is part of a duo called North Pole Employees. Something about this guy just brings a smile to my face so he had to get on a card this year. I paired him up with some older Christmas papers by My Mind's Eye that I love because they mix pretty aquas and pinks into the traditional red and green color combo. So while I kept his outfit very traditional I colored the ornaments in all those pretty 'bonus' colors. Then to really make them stand out I sparkled them up with some Wink of Stella and added Glossy Accents on top of that. The end result is so cool looking in person, I wish the photo captured it. 

Anywho... have a great weekend, time to get those final Christmas gifts and bake those cookies! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- My Mind's Eye (Be Merry)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (North Pole Employees)
stamp- unknown sentiment
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched circle stax
My Favorite Things circle stax
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E25, E27, E29
clothes- E40, E41, E42, 0, R27, R59, E18, YG93, YG97, G99, YG91, G40, G43
ornaments- G00, BG32, BG07, B06, RV11, RV34, R85, R56, R000, RV10, RV11, R43, C2
shadow- W1, W3, W5

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Enjoy the magic of the season...

Olo!

I've been wanting to play around with a good ol' Anya head swap so I grabbed So Hip and gave her a fancy winter get-up from the Secret Santa kit from The Greeting Farm for my card today. Now she looks ready to hit those city sidewalks and enjoy the festive light displays in her stylish ensemble. The paper is from another older Simple Stories paper pad and I really like how it kinda looks like the abstract sparkle of lights in the background. :)

Well that's all I got before heading off to work... talk at'cha tomorrow!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (DIY Christmas)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Secret Santa kit and So Hip Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simple Stories DIY Christmas stickers
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E15, E99, E59
clothes- E50, E81, E84, 0, C0, C2, C5, R14, R46, R89, YG25, YG95, YG99, N3, N6, N9

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The joy of family...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for the December 'anything goes' challenge over on the 7 Kids challenge blog. Playing along is easy, all you have to do is use at least one product that can be found in the 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and link back to the challenge blog in your own post, which gives you a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate at the end of the month... who doesn't love that?

I'm a huge fan of the Little Bits collection that Stamping Bella introduced this past fall and each new release seems to top the last. I have so much fun mixing and matching all of the different accessory stamps to create personalized and unique scenes on my cards. For my card today I mixed stamps from four different sets; Santa Kids and Pets, Santa's Snacks, Santa's Mantle and the Fireplace Backdrop. I wanted it to look like this little tyke has snuck out of his bed to eat some of the cookies left for Santa on Christmas Eve. The sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set and I like how it kinda sums up everything in the scene, from the family in the photos, his pup friend and the wonder of a visit from Santa. ♥
 
Alrighty, I hope to see all of my crafty friends join the fun with me this month over at 7 Kids!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Little Bits Santa Kids and Pets set, Santa's Snacks set, Santa's Mantle set and Fireplace Backdrop), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E35, E37
clothes- R17, R29, E18, C0, C2
pug- E40, E41, E42, W3, W5, W7
picture frames- Y21, Y26, Y28, C0, C1, C3, C6, 100
wall- T0, T2
fireplace/floor- YR31, R14, Y35, Y38, W4, W5, W7, E15, E99, E18, E55, E57, E59, E49
milk and cookies- E50, B000, E31, E34, E35, E47
swag- G07, G29, C9, R08
rug- G43, G46, YG67
letter- E50, E40, 0



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sending joy...

Hey there!

I'm here today with my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. For today's card I inked up Pretty Lil Present from Whimsy Stamps in Desert Sand ink so I could do some no-line coloring with her. The papers I pulled are from an older Simple Stories paper pad and I tried to match my Copics to the dark, elegant colors in it. I don't know if this is a gift she has just received or if she just finished wrapping it for someone special, either way this pretty lil gal seems to be full of Christmas spirit. And did I mention that Pretty Lil Present is part of the Christmas clearance sale that is currently running? Yep, Kelly is making room on the shelves with a 30% off all Halloween and Christmas sale, all you have to do is type in SPLURGE at check out. :)  

Alrighty, well the November challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when December's challenge kicks off! That $20 gift certificate could make for a nice little 'treat yo self' present! ;)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Cozy Christmas)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Pretty Lil Present), Lawn Fawn (Merry Messages)
ink- Memento desert sand and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Simon Says stamp stitched rectangle die
October Afternoon washi tape
sequins
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Smooch gold
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, E13
lips- R22
hair- E44, E47, E49
eyes- E23, E27, E29, BG000, 100
shirt- YG93, YG95, YG99, G99
star- Y02, Y21, Y26
gift- E40, E81, E84, R17, R27, R39, R89
background- E30, E31, E53, E81, YR30

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sweet Holiday Greetings...

Good morning! 

I've got a quick post today before I head off to work. A few months back I got this cute Sweet Holiday Greetings stamp set from Your Next Stamp because I completely fell in love with it. You know me and my scene building, well I couldn't pass up being able to put together my own plate of treats for Santa. For the this card I paired the stamps with the Merry Merry paper pad by Pebbles and let the paper guide the way. The gingerbread couple became a no-brainer and the Santa mug was just too adorable not to add into the mix. :)

Alrighty, well I've really got to scoot my boot. Laters! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
paper- Pebbles (Merry, Merry)
stamps- Your Next Stamp (Sweet Holiday Greetings set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico doc brown
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle die
Pebbles Merry Merry puffy sticker
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Nuvo glitter snow
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
plate- BG70, BG72, 0
table cloth- R05, E07, E19, E18
wall- E40, 0
santa mug- C2, C0, R22, R14, E07, B00, BG10, E000, YR00, R00, E23, E25, E29, E50, R05, R08
gingerbread cookies- E31, E33, E37, G43, G46, G29, R05, R08

Friday, December 8, 2017

We wish you a merry Christmas...

TGIF!

This was the last card that I made for my cousin to send off this Christmas and I used the fun Babbo Selfie stamp from Impronte d'Autore. It gave me the perfect reason to finally pull out this Polaroid die from Mama Elephant and the stamp fit perfectly! I love how it looks like a snapshot taken at the North Pole just before Santa loads up the sleigh and takes off on his big night. The paper looked like falling snow and helped complete the North Pole vibe I was going for. Alrighty then, gotta wrap this up and head to work.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories
stamps- Impronte d'Autore (Babbo Selfie), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico ruby and brick house
My favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Mama Elephant polaroid die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C0, C1, C3
clothes- E50, E81, E84, N6, N9, R14, R27, R59, Y02, Y21, Y26, YG21, YG25, YG17, YG67, G29, E31, E34, BG000
sky- B000

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Cozy Christmas...

Hello friends!

I've got exciting news to share today... this month I am officially joining the Dreamerland Crafts design team! I was first introduced to these super sweet stamps through 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store and I quickly fell completely in love with them. So I was thrilled when I got the invite to represent this wonderful company and help showcase their latest and greatest. For my first official Dreamerland card I inked up the Warming Up Together stamp from their newest release. If this cozy couple doesn't melt your heart I don't know what will. I could totally picture these winter sweethearts spending Christmas at a mountain cabin, just them and their little pup. I used my Copic markers to color in that scene and bring it all to life. It's another clean and simple design from me but I love how it all came together.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

 
Supply list:
cardstock- Curious Metallic Cryogen white and Bazzill
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (Warming Up Together), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched rectangle stax set 1
Signo Uniball white gel pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl hair- YR21, YR14, E99, E29
boy hair- E55, E57, E59
girl clothes- R35, R39, R89, W3, W5, W7, W10, E30, E31, E34, E50, E81, E84
boy clothes- G94, G99, C8, E84, E87, E89, B93, B97, B99, R24, E19, E18, W7, 100
puppy- T1, T3, T4
kettle/cups- C1, C3, C6
fire stones/dirt- N1, N4, N9, YR31, YR15, E31
trees- YG91, YG93, YG97
cabin- E42, E43, E44, YR30, YR31, W3, W5
snow/mountains/sky- BV0000, BV000, B0000, B000, C1

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A lot like Christmas...

Hello, hello!

Some Odd Girl kicked off a 12 days of coloring challenge in their Facebook group on the first of the month and I had colored up this Shopping Piper digi for the first day. Originally she is wearing crop pants and ballet flats but I wanted to make her work for a Christmas card so I just chose to color her pants a dark grey and take it all the way down her legs to lengthen her pants. The same trick turned her ballet flats into a warm pair of boots, talk about an easy alteration. Now Piper is ready to brave the cold and finish up her Christmas shopping. When I sat down to make a card with her yesterday I thought about fussy cutting her out but I couldn't find any papers in my stash that really told the story that I wanted to with Piper. So I grabbed my Copics, took a deep breath and sketched in a sidewalk and store window behind her. It was fairly quick and the bricks aren't perfect but I still think it works ok since Piper is the star of the show.  :)

Alrighty, well thanks for stopping by and I shall see ya tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Shopping Piper)
stamps- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black and Studio Calico poppy and brick house
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 1
Signo Uniball gold and white gel pens
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E21, E34, BV20, R00, R20
eyes- E97, E99, E29
lips- R32, R35
hair- T6, T8, T10
clothes- R35, R46, R89, W6, W8, W10, C5, C9, 110
gift bags- G21, YG93, YG95, YG99, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39, YG00, YG03, YG17, YG67, C0, C4, R27, R29, C3, C5, R14, RV21, RV14, RV29
background- W1, W3, W5, E23, C3, B0000, B000, R24, YG67, G29

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Greetings...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. This time around I have paired up a couple of the newer Greeting Farm stamps to create a magical winter scene. I am a huge fan of these darling big eyed girls and I really wanted to make this Best Friends set work on a Christmas card. The way she is looking off to the side I figured she could be sharing a magical holiday moment in the woods with one of Santa's reindeer from the Merry and Bright set. I wanted the reindeer to be looking back up at her so I grabbed my handy mirror image stamp to flip the reindeer to the left like I needed. Now I had the scene that I had envisioned in my head and I was ready to color. The birch forest was inspired by Sandy Allnock and I just used my Copic markers to sketch in the trees and snowy grass. It looks like the perfect place for some Christmas magic to happen if you ask me. :)
 
Alrighty, there is still one more week to play along in the November 'anything goes' challenge so head on over to the 7 Kids blog and join in! Also don't miss out on the special sale Kelly has going on right now, just use the code JOY to save 20% on orders over $25 until Wednesday 12/6 at midnight. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Curious Metallics Cryogen white and Bazzill
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Best Friends set and Merry and Bright set), My Favorite Things (mirror image stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
October Afternoon sentiment sticker
Signo Uniball gold and white gel pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E34, E35
clothes- BG11, BG53, BG07, R24, R27, E19, W4, W7, W9, T8, T10, E21, E23, E25, E50, E81
deer- E50, E53, E55, E57, N4, N9, 100
background- Y0000, YG91, YG93, BV0000, BV000, E41, E42, W0, W1, W2, W5, W7, W10

Monday, December 4, 2017

Warm wishes...

Good morning!

I got another card done for my cousin to send out this Christmas. For this one I inked up sweet Yuki from Sister Stamps as well as the fireplace from Impronte d'Autore. Originally the fireplace has Santa popping out of it but I wiped him away before stamping so that Yuki was the star of the show. I love the story that these stamps tell together, you can just feel the magic of Christmas morning as she hugs that fun filled stocking tight. It was great to revisit these retired Sister Stamps images and hopefully that won't have to wait as long before getting on Christmas cards again in the future. :)

Toodles!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
stamps- Sister Stamps (Yuki), Impronte d'Autore (Oops!), Mama Elephant (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- N6, N8, N10, 110
clothes- YG00, G40, G43, R32, R43, G20
stockings- R24, R27, R46, R59, C1, C3, YG21, YG25, YG17, YG67
wreath/garland- G07, G29, YG67, G99, R24, R27, R46, R59
fireplace- E30, E50, E55, E33, E15, W4, W5, W6, YR31, R32
floor- E23, E25, E27, E29
wall- E40, E41, E43
puppy- E53, E55, E57, E59, 100
toy- E40, E43, E44, YG17, YG67 R17, R27

Friday, December 1, 2017

All is calm, all is bright...

TGIF!

I'm playing in this week's Bellarific Challenge today and it is an easy one... 'free for all'. Now that we are officially in December and all things Christmas I figured it was the perfect time to get Tiny Townie Rita and the Reindeer on a card. I fell in love with this image as soon as it was previewed and I knew that I had to add it to my stamp collection asap. There is just something about it that feels like it is telling a story so I wanted to further that idea with a colored in scene behind them. I envisioned Rita and the Reindeer riding through the silent woods on a moonlit Christmas Eve. The magic of that really hits me in the feels. :)

Ok I'm outta here... see y'all again Monday!
Supply list:
cardstock- Curious Metallics Cryogen white and Bazzill
stamps- Stamping Bella (Rita and the Reindeer), Studio Calico (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, Studio Calico ruby and brick house
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella silver glitter pen
Signo Uniball silver pen and white pen
Sakura Stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E23, E29
clothes- R17, R29, R59, E18, YG17, G99, C9, E40, E41, E42, W5, W7, W9, C5, C10
reindeer- E44, E47, E49, N6, N10, W7, E81
moon- B52, C1, 0
sky- B52, B97, B99
trees- YG99, B99, W8
snow- C0, B32

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Once a year...

Olo!

How could I go through the Christmas season without getting an A Day For Daisies beauty on  a card? Last year I got both the Christmas Tree Fairy and Musical Bell Fairy happily homed on cards of their own so I wanted to continue working my way through the holiday fairies series with Frosty Snowflake Fairy. Initially with snow and snowflakes the mind goes to cool color palettes with lots of aquas, blues and violets but this gorgeous Christmas paper had me going in a whole different direction. Sure she has the silver skirt but the pops of red and gold really stand out against the dark forest I sketched in behind her. Then she got finished off with a healthy dose of sparkle to make her really shimmer and shine. :)

Ok friends, enjoy this final day of November because after this, December and all of its holiday craziness will officially be upon us! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- Teresa Collins
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Frosty Snowflake Fairy)
stamp- October Afternoon (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Nuvo glitter snow 
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y04, Y21, Y26, E39
clothes- C1, C2, C4, C6, R14, r24, R59, E09
sky- YR30, Y0000, Y00
trees- 110, C4

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A merry little Christmas...

Hey there crafty peeps!

I'm checking another card off my cousin's order with this one. Two down, two to go. For this one I inked up happy little Setsuna from Sister Stamps and paired him with a Christmas tree from Impronte d'Autore. I'm 99% sure that they are drawn by the same artist so they really look great together. In keeping with my one layer rule for these cards I colored in a wood floor and wall behind them to pull the simple scene all together. I also made sure to leave a lot of open space up above because I really wanted to use this cool sentiment with Setsuna. To finish it all off I added plenty of sparkle and gloss to the ornaments decorating the tree. 

Alrighty then, catch ya later! :)  


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- Sister Stamps (Setsuna), Impronte d'Autore (Albero), Papertrey Ink (Pen and Ink Christmas sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C7, 100
beard- C1, C3
clothes- W0, W2, W3, R17, R27, E19, N6, N10
bag/tree skirt- YG21, YG25, YG67
tree- G43, G46, G29, E84, E87
star- Y04, Y21, Y26, E39
garland- G20, R29
ornaments- C0, C3, Y02, Y21, Y26, YG00, YG03, YG17
floor- E34, E35, E39, W7, W8
wall- E50, E40, E41, 0

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Have a holly jolly holiday...

Hello, hello!

It's Tuesday and time for a new 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. 7 Kids recently began working with Patricia Alvarez of Kinda Cute Stamps to start turning some of her wonderful digi designs into clear stamps. For my card today I have inked up the Kinda Cute Santa Claus with Presents in desert sand ink so I could play with some no-line coloring. I did this because I wanted to add a few more facial features to Santa and really bring him to life. Once I had him colored up it was time to figure out what kind of scene to put him in. So I asked my sister for advice and she suggested that he be up on a roof top getting ready to go down a chimney. I loved the story that would tell and it was a nice challenge to figure out the perspective on that chimney. Oh... and I used more of that shimmery Curious Metallics Cryogen white cardstock to color this Christmas scene on. I think I might be seriously addicted because the end result is so pretty in person. 

Alrighty, there is still a couple weeks to play along in the November 'anything goes' challenge so head on over to the 7 Kids blog and play along for the chance to win a $20 gift certificate!.
Supply list:
cardstock- Curious Metallics Cryogen white and Bazzill
stamps- Kinda Cute Stamps (Santa Claus with Presents), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Signo Uniball white gel pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E40, E41
eyes- YG03, G94
clothes- T0, T2, R24, R29, R59, C5, C7, C9, E31, E34, E37, Y04, Y21, Y26, Y28
bag/gifts- YG23, YG67, G29, C00, C1, C3, R14, R27, R29, G07, G29, Y13, Y21, Y26
background- BV31, BV23, BV25, B0000, C1, C10, E15, E18, E97

Monday, November 27, 2017

Season's Greetings...

Good morning!

This weekend I had a request from my cousin, Michael, for some Christmas cards that he could send to the parents of his exchange student friends who are staying with him. They are from Japan and right away I thought of my Sister Stamps stash. The way we stampers tend to accumulate new stamps it is easy to always be using the new, new, new! I know I fall into that all the time, so it makes it even sweeter when I revisit old favorites. This fun stamp is called Shimo San and in order to keep the card nice and flat for mailing I decided to go ahead and color in a winter background for them to inhabit. I also just got my hands on some Curious Metallics Cryogen White cardstock to see what it was like to color on and I gotta say, I LOVE it! The Copic ink goes on so smooth, blending beautifully and the cardstock has a subtle iridescent shimmer to it that makes the finished card positively sparkle and shine. I wish the photo captured the magic of this cardstock because it is so pretty in person. Well I hope Michael likes this card as much as I do because I had a blast coloring up these winter kiddos once again. 

Later gators! :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Curious Metallics Cryogen White and Bazzill
stamps- Sister Stamps (Shimo San), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Signo Uniball white gel pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- T6, T8, T10, 110
boy's clothes- YG91, YG93, YG95, Y11, YG97, YG99, G99, C9, E44, E49, E81
girl's clothes- R32, R35, R37, R39, R89
snowman- B0000, B000, YR16, YR18
snowman accessories- E81, E84, 0, YG99, R14, R24, R29, E18
background- B0000, B000, BV0000, BV000, Y0000, Y000, B21, C1, C3, C5, 0, YG99

Friday, November 24, 2017

Let your heart be light...

TGIF!

It's a good thing I'm back to work today because I seriously need to work off that Thanksgiving meal... oooph, I'm still feeling stuffed! But it was a wonderful day in the Young household and I hope it was just as great for all of you as well. :)
Now it's time to dive back into Christmas cards and today I've combined the little sitting girl from the Roberto's Rascals 3 Reindeer set with Little Elf for this one. I love how these two stamps interact with each other, doesn't it look like he just adores her? I found this pre-made scene in the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies paper pad so I fussy cut them out and plunked them right into the cozy living room. I imagine them being all dressed up for the yearly Christmas pageant, waiting to do their rendition of "Here Comes Santa Claus". 

Alrighty then, be careful if you are out there doing the crazy Black Friday shopping today and I shall see ya back here on Monday!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (Milk and Cookies)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals 3 Reindeer set and Little Elf), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico well red
Simon Says Stamp stitched scallop border die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
hair- E55, E57, E59
reindeer costume- E21, E23, E25, E29, R30, R14, R08, E19, W5, W7, W10, E81
elf costume- C0, C2, YG03, YG17, YG67, Y13, Y17, BV20, E43, E44, E47, Y02, Y21, Y26, Y28

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving...

To all my crafty friends, 
may your day be filled 
with thanks and giving!
♥♥♥
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Papertrey Ink
stamps- Stamping Bella (Casey has a Cornucopia), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y38, E99, E39
clothes- E23, E57, E59, E81, T5, T8, T10, Y13, Y21, Y26
road- E41, E42, E43, E44, E31
grass- G40, G43, YG93, YG95
fence- W1, W2, W4, E41
sky- B0000, 0
cornucopia- E30, E31, E34, YR24
leaves- YG21, YG93, YG95, YG13, G43, G99, G43, Y04, YR24
grapes- V25, V28, BV08, R56
sunflower- E44, E47, E49, Y06, Y35, YR14
corn- Y04, Y17, Y35, YR24, YG00, YG63, G99
red apples- R22, R17, R27, R59, YG00
golden apples- Y00, Y21, Y26, R20
pumpkin- YR82, YR12, YR27, YR31
spook pumpkin- YR30, YR31, E50, E51, E31, E84, E87

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

May the magic of the season never end...

Hey there! 

Last month I entered the Facebook challenge at All Dressed Up and won the opportunity to join the Dressy Girls and do a guest spot for the November Inspiration today. When it came time to make the tough choice of which fabulous new digi I would like to play with, I ultimately went with Magic Wand. I think it was her cute pigtails that really sealed the deal. Anywho, I printed her out nice and big so that she would be the star of the show on my card. Then I got to work coloring her up, she looked like a spunky Christmas sprite to me so I decided to give her some pretty silver hair to play against the gold stars of her barrettes and wand. The rest of her outfit is traditional red and green and I didn't skimp on the sparkle either. The Merry Merry paper pad that I paired Magic Wand with had this great sheet of paper in it that was a bunch of little squares with different images or sentiments in them. I cut out three of them and used a postage stamp punch on them to create some cool embellishments. I really like how it looks like they are part of the Christmas 'magic' escaping her wand. :)

I would like to thank Andrea at All Dressed Up for inviting me to join the fun this month, I had a blast! And I highly recommend that anyone who loves these adorable digi stamps to get creative and join either the Facebook challenge or their challenge blog... you could be the next lucky GDT!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Merry Merry)
digital stamp- All Dressed Up (Magic Wand)
stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched scallop edges die
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Martha Stewart postage stamp punch
Studio Calico gold glitter enamel dots
Copic Spica gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- C1, C3, C5, C6, B21, B000 
clothes- Y13, Y21, Y26, E39, Y28, R17, R29, R89, YG21, G07, G46, G29, R14, R27
wings- YR30, YR31, Y0000, Y00
background- YG0000

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Be merry...

Hello crafty friends! 

It's Tuesday and it's a special Tuesday because it's also my birthday! I thought about making a birthday card for my 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store creation in honor of the big day but I'm just having too much fun with Christmas cards to stop now. So instead I grabbed the Sing Hello stamp set from TGF and colored up this adorable winter kiddo. She's one of the My Kids, whom I love. Something about them looks like squishy, soft marshmallows and I just want to pinch their round cheeks. She was perfect with the fun and colorful prints in the Santa Stops Here paper pad from Bella Blvd. The two came together into a little shaker card in no time!    

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. There is plenty of time to get creative and enter in for a chance to win the $20 gift certificate!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Bella Blvd (Santa Stop Here)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Sing Hello set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Bella Blvd sentiment sticker
Queen and Co pearls
Prills
Sequins
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things snow globe die
My Favorite Things dome shaker pouch
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E33, E35
clothes-  RV52, RV13, RV14, RV55, BG53, BG49, YG00, YG95, YG99, YG25, R24, E07, E19, C0, C2, C4, T2, T5, T7

Monday, November 20, 2017

Peace, love and joy...

Good morning!

What can I say? The holidays are upon us and that means this week is super busy at work. This isn't leaving me a lot of time to post so things may be kinda short and sweet around here. For my card today I was drawn to this sweet girl from the TGF Darling Sisters set. Something about her was looking very Dickensian to me so I thought it would be fun to give her a home on a Christmas card. I colored her up to match this scrap of pretty quilt looking paper by Simple Stories as it suited her vintage vibe. I gotta say, I think she fits into the Christmas theme quite well. :)

Later gators!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Darling Sisters set), W Plus 9 (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Pretty Pink Posh stitched scallop border die
Papertrey Ink twine
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- R43
eyes- YG95
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- R24, R37, R89, YG93, YG97, YG99, BG93, BG96, BG99, T3, T6, T8, E81, G99, G29