Tuesday, August 22, 2017

You shore are sweet...

Hello crafty friends! 

It's time for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card. With summer quickly drawing to a close I wanted to get another one of the brand new Gorjuss Girl stamps on a card. This bathing beauty is called Summer Days and the original image includes an umbrella lying next to her but I wiped it away before stamping. I love the bird's eye view of this image and how we are looking down at her as she daydreams on the beach. I know I said it before but the large size of these new Gorjuss Girls is so awesome for when you just want to sit and color. This card is an A2 and she totally fills the space, leaving just enough room for a sentiment and a few little embellishments. I couldn't resist adding just a hint of the sea down in the corner to help give her a sense of place and I think it works... can't you smell that salty sea air? ;)

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog, there is still plenty of time to get creative. As always, Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- DoCrafts (Summer Days Gorjuss Girl), Sugar Pea Designs (Seaside Wishes set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Memory Box shell dies
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- YR24, YR27, E99, E59
dress- N0, N1, N2, BG10, BG23, BG49
towel- Y11, Y17, Y38
book- YG21, YG03, G07, Y15, W3
shadow- T0, T2, T3
shell- E50, YR20, YR02, R32
sand/sea- E30, E31, E33, BG000, BG01, BG02

Monday, August 21, 2017

You brighten my life...

Good morning!

I got the Oliver and Amelia Summer Fun set during the last TGF Farmer's Market and I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to get this cutie on a card. When the 'make a scene' challenge was announced at the beginning of the month this idea started swirling around in my brain and I finally put it all together. First I stamped up the lighthouse and a bunch of the fun accessory stamps from the Avery Elle Shine Bright set to create the background. I really challenged myself to try and create some sandy dunes and crashing waves along with the cloudy sky. Next I colored up Amelia, cut her out and popped her onto the background. I know she is meant to be giggling but I have to chuckle because with my kinda stormy looking background she may be standing there shivering instead. Something tells me she won't be jumping in the water anytime soon, LOL!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (O&A Summer Fun set), Avery Elle (Shine Bright set), Lawn Fawn (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E25, E29
eyes- B23, B39
swimsuit- Y11, Y15, Y17, E81
lighthouse- C00, C1, C3, 0, R05, R08, R89, W6, W9, Y00, Y11
sand/beach grass- E41, E42, E43, YG63
rocks- T0, T3, T5
sea- B00, B24, B26, B99
sky- B0000, B32
fence- W2

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fairy Happy Birthday...


I've made a card for the current 'anything goes' challenge over on the Whimsy blog. This gorgeous Lil Flower Fairy was calling me and I decided to use the no-line coloring technique on her. I played with different color combos for her hair and dress and I love the periwinkle shade that I got on her lovely tresses. I wanted it to look like she was fluttering amongst the clouds so I masked her off, grabbed a cloud border stencil and two different ink colors and sponged on the background. It really adds a dreamy quality to the overall design. Then I finished it all off with some sequins and Wink of Stella glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle and magic. 

Ok then, have a crafty weekend my friends and I shall talk at'cha later!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Lil Flower Fairy), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento desert sand, Tim Holtz distress shaded lilac, Studio Calico buttercup and glass slipper
My Favorite Things cloud border stencil
Studio Calico sequins
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- BV31, BV02, BV13, BV04
eyelashes/shadow- BV29, Y11
eyes- YG00, YG95, YG99, BG000, 100
dress- B00, B52, B34, E81, E84, 0
wings- G000, Y11, Y00
flowers- Y35, V04, FV2

Thursday, August 17, 2017

So many reasons...


As I was deciding what stamp to ink up yesterday my eye ran across the Sugar Nellie binder and after experiencing a twinge of sadness that they are no more, it felt like the perfect time to revisit their super sweet range of fairy stamps. This beauty is called Angelica and I'm ashamed to admit that this is the first time that I've gotten her on a card. I wanted the whole scene to be soft and dreamy, kinda like the early mornings this time of year as we start transitioning into cooler fall temperatures.With her blue and purple dress I imagine Angelica as a night fairy who got caught by the sunrise and now it's time for her to fly back to her secret hidee-hole until the evening returns. :)

Thanks for stop by today!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Sugar Nellie (Angelica), Simon Says Stamps (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things blueprints die
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
clothes- BV00, V25, RV99, B000, B45, B29, G20, E81, E84, E87, G40
flowers- RV52, YR31
wings- B60
grass- G20, YG21, YG91, G40
trees- E81, YG21, YG91, YG93
sky- Y11, YR30, YR31

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Hello, hello!

Over the past twelve months I have been working my way through the Baker's Dozen cupcake set from Papertrey Ink and here I am with August's... the last one! I went with a sunshine and waves color scheme for a beachy, fun summer birthday card. To do that I masked off the cupcake so I could stencil the sun rays behind, then I framed it all in and popped it on the card base. To add a bit more yellow to the design I first stamped some Script Swirl Birthday sentiments to the card base which I think adds to the overall theme in a cool way. I gotta say, it feels real good to see this project through all the way through... yeah!

Later gators!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye (Magnolia)
stamps- Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen set and Script Swirls Birthday set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico sunny day
Avery Elle sentiment die
My Favorite Things radiant rays stencil
My Favorite Things stitched rounded rectangle frame
Studio Calico gold glitter enamel dots
Wink of Stella gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
frosting- B01, B04, B06
wrapper- Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28
cake- E50, E21, 0
toothpicks- E23

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A little love song...

Howdy folks!

It's time for my weekly Tuesday post for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. During the month of August the 7 Kids design team is being sponsored by Cas-ual Fridays and Vilda Stamps. Because they made for such a perfect pairing once before I am revisiting the Heartbeats stamp set from Cas-ual Fridays and the second cutie from the Greeting Farm Our Song set. This time around I went with a more vibrant and upbeat color scheme using Distress Inks to add pink to the background. This little musician looked to me like a quirky indie rocker so I gave her a pretty pink streak in her hair to match. Next I second generation stamped the music notes onto the journaling card so they would be light enough to stamp the wonderful sentiment right over top. Then all I had to do to finish the card was add her to the bottom and affix the whole thing to the card front.  :)
Last week saw the start of a brand new 'anything goes' challenge so there is plenty of time to head on over to the 7 Kids blog and play along! You will love all of the great new product hitting the shelves and that $20 gift certificate prize could really help fill a shopping cart! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Our Song set), Cas-ual Fridays (Heartbeats set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle, Tim Holtz Distress worn lipstick and picked raspberry
Sugar Pea Designs chatterbox journal card die
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things oval shadow die
Studio Calico opaque white Mister Huey
Smooch silver
Kaiser Craft gems
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- E31
hair- RV10, RV13, RV14, RV29, YR30, YR31, E50, E33
clothes- YG00, YG03, G07, E89, Y11, RV52, RV06
guitar- E21, E23, E37

Monday, August 14, 2017

You're crushing it...

Good morning!

I think this sassy Rockabilly chick is all sorts of wonderful. She's part of the Roberto's Rascals Rockabilly Girls set and while I love all four of the cuties included, this one just had to go on a card first. She has so much attitude and self confidence, something which I think we can all use more of. I paired her up with some old October Afternoon papers that I found in my stash and colored her up to match. Something about the aqua and red color combo seems very retro to me. All in all, it looks like she is totally working it! 

Ok, I've got an early start to work this morning so it's time for me to head out the door. Laters!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Cherry Hill)
Stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Rockabilly Girls set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Espresso Truffle
My Favorite Things stitched rounded rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched strip die
Prima flowers
Doodlebug glitter sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
eyeshadow- W2, W3
lips- RV14
eyes- E23, BG000
hair- E50, E81, E84, B00, BG53, BG07, RV14, RV29, R89, C5, C8, C10, 100, Y02, Y21, Y26, Y28