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

Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry and Bright...

TGIF!

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...

Olo!

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wrapped in love...

Hello crafty friends! 

Are you ready for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card? This week was all about creating a magical winter scene with this sweet stamp from Dreamerland Crafts. It's called A Beary Big Hug and these two totally give me the feels. I wanted this to look like a moment captured out of a storybook so I was inspired to try a background like this one by the amazing Sandy Allnock. I gotta say, it was a lot of fun squiggling in those trees and watching it all come together just how I imagined it. I didn't want to cover up all that coloring so I kept the card clean and simple with just a sprinkling of sequins and a nice sentiment to pull it all together. 

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- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (A Beary Big Hug), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento gray flannel
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
sequins
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y21, E33, E35
clothes- YG91, YG93, YG95, G99, E84, E87, R24, R29, E09, E18, E44, E47, E49, E41, E42, YG21, YG67
polar bear- W00, W1, W2, W4, 0
scarf- R14, R24, R29, E09
background- BV0000, BV000, BV00, Y0000, Y00, YG91, YG93, B0000, C1, C3

Monday, November 13, 2017

Furry and Bright...

Hello friends!

Today I am sharing the last card that I made during my time as a guest designer for MFT. This one was totally inspired by my friend's dog, Pickle. She is the most beautiful miniature Dachshund that I have ever seen and she's quite the character too. So I colored this little wiener dog from the Happy Pawlidays set all in black, just like Pickle, and surrounded her with bright pops of color in the ornaments, the inked background and the rug I borrowed from the retired BB Merry Christmoose set. Once again the coordinating Happy Pawlidays dies were used along with some Glossy Accents that I added to the baubles for extra shine. A thin strip of black and white striped washi tape down the left edge of the card ties back nicely to my little black wiener dog and adds a graphic touch to the finished card. It's such a happy scene and I know exactly who is getting it this Christmas, LOL! :)

Talk at'cha later!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (BB Happy Pawlidays set and BB Merry Christmoose set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Nick Bantock chrome yellow
washi tape
My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays dies
Ranger Glossy Accents
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
pup- C5, C7, C9, 100
scarf- R05, R17, R27, E19, 0
ornaments- YG00, YG03, YG25, G07, G29, Y11, Y22, Y26, R14, R24, R46, Y26, Y28
rug- R05, E07, E19

Friday, November 10, 2017

Have a cup of cheer...

TGIF! 

I've been anxious to play with the cuties from the TGF/SSS exclusive Pumpkin Spice It Up set ever since I got my hands on them. But at that time I was knee deep in Halloween cards so they had to wait. Then once I jumped into Christmas I thought they might have to wait again but then a line from the old Burl Ives Holly Jolly Christmas song came to mind, "I don't know if there'll be snow but have a cup of cheer." Aha! I knew just the girl to share a cup of Christmas cheer. I did do a minor alteration to her hair by wiping away the curled ends of her bangs and drawing in straight lines just to simplify her look a bit. Then I pulled some of my all time favorite Christmas papers from October Afternoon and colored her up to match. All of a sudden I had a very festive looking little gal who is ready for the holidays.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you find some time this weekend to grab a cuppa and get crafty!
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- October Afternoon (Very Merry)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Pumpkin Spice It Up SSS exclusive set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
My Favorite Things circle die
Neat and Tangled sequins
Nuvo Fresh Snowfall glitter  accents
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E57, E59
eyes- BG32
clothes- R24, R27, E19, R29, R30, R21, R22, YG21, YG23, YG25, BG10, BG11, E44, E47, E49
mugs- E50, E81, 0, BG10, BG11, YR30