Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Love you a bushel and a peck...

Hello, hello!

I've got a happy little love card that I've made for 7 Kids Crafting Supply Store today and it features a mix of stamp sets from two different companies to create a single fun scene. Avery Elle recently released this great Fruit Stand set and as soon as I saw it it jumped into my shopping cart, LOL! I so enjoy building scenes for my character stamps to live in and this Fruit Stand is so unique and different from any other scene builders in my collection. Now it does come with its own character in the Avery Elle set but because I wanted to use the "love you a bushel and a peck" sentiment I also wanted to have a cute couple on this card. So of course I found the perfect pear... oops I mean pair, in the Greeting Farm Mini Remix Boys set and Mini Remix Happy set. Seriously, how adorable are these down on the farm love birds? Sure they work hard running this little road side fruit stand but they always make time for each other. ;)
There is still time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $50 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner so get to creating and join the fun! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mini Remix Happy set and Mini Remix Boys set), Avery Elle (Fruit Stand set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico poppy
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
girl hair- YR21, YR14, E19
boy hair- E21, E23, E27, E29
girl clothes- Y11, Y15, Y17, RV21, RV25, R24, R89
boy clothes- B95, B99, E81, Y35, Y38, YR04, E55, E57, E59
watermelon- R20, R43, RV14, YG21, G07
pears- YG01, G83, R21
apples- R14, R37, R89, G07, YG67
lemons- Y02, Y13, Y18
blueberries- BV04, BV29
strawberries- R24, R46, R59, YG00
peaches- YR82, YR02, R32, R43
raspberries- RV04, RV66, RV69, YG03, G07, G29
blackberries- V25, V28, V99, YG03, G07, G29
barrel- E31, E34, E25, C00, C2, C4
fruit stand- E42, E43, E44, E47
sky- B0000, B000, Y00
background- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG17, E31, E35, E84

Monday, March 27, 2017

You're Super...

Good morning! 

As soon as I saw this week's sketch challenge over on the MFT blog I knew that I wanted to make a superhero card. I think it was the speech bubble in the corner that really got the comic book idea stuck in my brain. So all I had to decide was do I use the Super Boy or Super Girl stamp? In the end I went with the boy simply because I do so many girlie cards that this would be a fun change up. I kept the classic Superman color scheme for his costume and even gave this little guy some super hero blue/black hair too. I also ended up altering his face a little by drawing in eyebrows and a smirk to make him look a bit more confident than the original image. The die cut cityscape in the background and the sentiment are all part of the Zappy Birthday set from Papertrey Ink. I really liked that the font had that classic comic book look.

Ok then, time for me to fly off, LOL! 
Talk at'cha later!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, Copic X-Press It and Bazzill
stamps- My Favorite Things (BB Super Boy), Papertrey Ink (Zappy Birthday set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Studio Calico sunny day, Tim Holtz Distress mermaid lagoon, faded jeans and chipped sapphire
My Favorite Things stitched square frame die
Papertrey Ink Zappy Birthday dies
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- C5, C8, C10, 100, B16
clothes- B16, B37, B39, R05, R08, E18, Y08, Y15, Y17, BV23 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sending you a hello...

TGIF!

It's another Bellarific Friday and I am playing along once again. This week the challenge was a photo collage inspiration with a color scheme of sunshine/steel/candy/cream/marine. Because I really wanted to color up this beautiful Lilac Garden Girl my 'candy' aka pink is a more purpley pink but I think it still works. Lilacs are my most favorite floral scent, in fact I have a large Lilac bush right outside my front door and I can't wait for those few weeks in the spring when I can step outside and breath it all in... so wonderful. But I digress, I wanted to keep my card design light and bright, much like the inspiration photos. So I went for a white background simply embellished with a few stitched die lines and a pretty fancy foliage sentiment from Papertrey Ink that I dressed up with some 'lilacs' that I just dotted in with my Copics. Like I said, simple but I think effective. :)

Ok friends, that's it from me this week. Hope you have a creative weekend!      
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac), Papertrey Ink (fancy foliage sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico buttercup
My Favorite Things double stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things wonky stitches die
Memory Box mini butterflies die
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR31, Y26, E34
clothes- R83, R85, R56, RV69, Y000, E51, YR31, T1, T2, T7
leaves/grass- YG00, YG03, YG93, YG95
sky- BG0000, BG10, 0

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thinking of you...

Olo! 

I found myself in the mood to color up a portrait style image yesterday because I really just wanted to focus on some hair and skin coloring. So I got on the computer and scrolled through my digis until I came across this beauty from A Day For Daisies. She was a free digi that I got off the ADFD blog a couple years ago and I think her name is Buds in Her Hair, though I can't find her in the ADFD store. The Princess Leia style hair buns looked like a fun challenge to tackle. What a pretty little princess she became with her crown of flowers and I even added in a lacy ruff to hint at the fancy gown she must be wearing. I love the old Making Memories paper that I found in my stash, it really added to the fairy tale look that I was going for on this card. I'm so happy with how it all came together. :)

Laters! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Making Memories
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Buds in Her Hair)
stamp- Technique Tuesday (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things stitched scallop circle die
Papertrey Ink banner die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- E53, E34, E57, E49
eyes- YG01, YG93, YG95, YG99, 110
flowers/dress/lips- R32, R35, YR30, YR31, E81, YG01, YG95

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Have a sweet day...

Hi there! 

I recently added the super cute Roberto's Rascals Donuts stamp set to my collection and I couldn't wait to pair them up with this die cut bake shop from the Doodlebug Cream & Sugar collection. I actually got it way before I got the stamps but I could just see this scene come together in my head. So I was very excited to sit down yesterday and have it all finally come together. Of course I picked my Copic colors to match the little shop and now this pair of pals is starting their day with some sunshine and delicious donuts. :)

Speaking of donuts, I think I have one calling my name. Talk at'cha later!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug (petite prints basics)
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Donuts set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and angel pink, Studio Calico butter cream and sunny day
Doodlebug cream and sugar die cut
Memory Box stitched cloud die
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil 
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- E21, E23, E25, E29
clothes- B00, B53, B15, B57, T1, T3, T5, 110, Y11, YR31, Y32, Y26, E81, 0
puppy- W1, W3, W5, 0, RV10, RV13, RV14, RV04, RV09, E40, E41
donut bags- C0, C2, E50, E53, E34

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Party like there is no tomorrow...

Hello crafty friends! 

It's Tuesday and that means I have another fun card that I made for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. This week I got my hot little hands on this super cute Prehistoric Pals stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs and I couldn't wait to create a scene with all the great character and scene building images that are included in the set. And to really give it that picture book look I decided to do some more no-line coloring. So I stamped everything in Desert Sand ink and did a bunch of masking, then settled in for some serious coloring time. There is something really special about watching a scene like this come to life under your markers. Sure, it may take a bit longer to sit and color an entire scene but I figure it's really just swapping time that I would spend picking papers, working a design layout and finding the right embellishments on any other card. ;)
Oh and don't forget that there is still time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $50 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Sugar Pea Designs (Prehistoric Pals set), My Favorite Things (mirror image stamp)
ink- Memento desert sand and tuxedo black, Studio Calico buttercup
My Favorite Things diagonal stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things radiating rays stencil
Copic markers:
dino 1- BG53, BG57, BG18
dino 2- Y04, Y19, Y26, E81
dino 3- R14, R27, E18, YR31, YR12
mountains/volcano- V20, V22, V28, Y18, Y38, R08, W1, W4, W6
pond- B0000, B00, B02
palm trees/grass- E53, E55, E31, E34, E35, E47, YG00, YG03, YG17, YG67

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friends & flowers never fade...

Good morning! 

Today I'm having a bit of fun with the Bloom Bean kit that I pre-ordered from The Greeting Farm. I adore the floral theme of this kit and the Beans are always too stinkin' cute so I couldn't wait for this to arrive in my mailbox. Then the dilemma is always about choosing the first one to ink up. Emery caught my eye right away, probably because I've been binge watching Moana over and over this past week and she kinda looks like baby Moana to me. Which probably explains my coloring choices as well. At first I thought I would color her flowers like bright and colorful tulips but when I found this scrap of Lily of the Valley paper I figured the flowers in her hair could just as easily be little lilies. So a soft and subtle color palette is what I ended up going with this time. Who knows, maybe I will still do a tulip version of her in the near future. I also wanted her to be a little fairy so I die cut some butterfly wings out of vellum and glued them to her back to fulfill that transformation. :)

Alrighty folks, off to work I go. Thanks for stopping by!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- NRN Designs
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Bloom kit), Papertrey Ink (embroidered borders set, happy trails set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico going green
My Favorite Things stitched edge die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Memory Box butterfly die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E21, E34, R30, R20, E71
hair- W7, W8, W10, 110
clothes- E50, E51, G24, G46, G29, E81