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
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

Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry and Bright...


I'm wrapping up this week with a card I've made for this month's "anything goes" challenge at Whimsy Stamps. I couldn't wait to ink up Warm and Cozy using desert sand ink and really play with her look using the no-line coloring technique. By stamping her up in a light ink I was able to color in her eyes and give her face some added expression. She's so adorable all bundled up and actually kinda reminds me of myself when I go out these days to walk the dogs... ya gotta have your cap, your scarf, your coat, gloves and boots just to brave the cold. The background is a shaker that I filled with white micro beads and minnie pearls to make it look like snow on that winter scene. All in all I really had fun with this one. :)

Ok, have a great weekend and I will see ya back here on Monday!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles and Basic Grey
stamp- Whimsy (Warm and Cozy)
ink- Memento desert sand
Papertrey Ink shakers and sprinkles die
Martha Stewart snowflake border punch
October Afternoon sentiment sticker
Smooch silver
Kaiser Craft gems
American Crafts Pop white micro beads
Prills minnie pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E34, E57, E59
eyes- BG70, BG72, B14
clothes- BG70, BG53, BG72, C5, W5, W7, W10, R35, R37, R59, YG05, G19, G29, YG23, YG25, T6, T10, E81, E84, E31, E23

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Warm winter wishes...


I'm running off to work this morning so just a quick post to share a quick Christmas card. I was debating between a handful of different stamps when I sat down to get crafty the other day and it wasn't until I started looking through paper pads that I finally cemented my choice. I came across this pretty My Mind's Eye Sugar Plum collection that I got last year and the first paper in it was this lovely winter scene. Right away I knew that it would become the perfect home for Tiny Townie Frida Loves Frosty. All I had to do was color them up to match the soft, pretty hues of the paper and then fussy cut them out. Add a simple sentiment, scatter a few tiny hearts and this quick but cute card was done. :)

Alrighty, I've really gotta get a move on... see ya! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Sugar Plum)
stamps- Stamping Bella (TT Frida Loves Frosty), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink stormy sea
Simon Says Stamp mini heart dies
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Nuvo fresh snow glitter accents
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y32, E33, E35
clothes- R20, R43, R35, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, E30, E31, E34
snowman- E50, BG70, R000, 0, YR21, YR15, YR07
clothes- YG91, YG93, YG97, BG70, BG72, BG57, E30, E31, E34

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Merry Christmas...

Good morning! 

The last time I colored up this gorgeous Holiday Anya was six years ago when she was first released so getting her on another card seemed long overdue. The first go round I had stuck with very traditional red and green Christmas colors so why not try something completely different this time? These pretty Christmas papers with their antique gold hues where very inspirational thus the "silver and gold" treatment that she got. I did my best to make the holly in her hair look like a gold jewelry piece and her dress like sparkly gold lame and silver fox fur. I think she looks quite elegant! Hmmm... there have been four more Holiday Anyas since this winter beauty and now I'm wondering if we will see a new one this year as well? I sure hope so. :)

Stay crafty mis amigos!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Fancy Pants and October Afternoon
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Holiday Anya), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Espresso Truffle
My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges die
Kaiser Craft gems
gold thread
Ranger glossy accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lips- R59
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- Y21, Y26, Y28, E37, C0, C2, R24, R59, E18, G000, G00