Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Celebrate...

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

Have a nice day...

TGIF!

I didn't have a lot of time to get creative yesterday so it was the perfect time to grab this Anya from the Sunny kit that I had colored up last week and get her on a quick card. The cute neighborhood papers are from the BoBunny Weekend Adventures 6x6 pad which inspired the colors of her outfit as well. When I spotted the little ice cream truck in the background I borrowed the popsicle from For You Anya to give this Anya a sweet treat. The sentiment is another TGF stamp, this time from the Main Street set. I love how they all came together so effortlessly. :)

Well I should get going, have fun this weekend!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- BoBunny (Weekend Adventures)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Sunny kit, For You Anya and Main Street set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand, Studio Calico sunny day
Pretty Pink Posh summer mix sequins
Doodlebug sun sticker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- YR30, YR31, E13
clothes- G20, YG11, G43, YG67, R00, R02, R32
popsicle- E31, Y11, YR12

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Beautiful you...

Olo! 

I've got a quick card to share today featuring this sweet digi from Mo's Digital Pencil. She's called Thank You, Thank You and she certainly seems to be quite proud of her fancy look. I paired her up with this little rosebud print and colored her up to match. I don't know why the colors in my photo are so off but the colors are much more similar in person. Maybe it's all the white space but I love the airy, lightness that it lends to the overall design. Sometimes you just got to make a pretty card for a pretty girl. :)

Ok, it's back to work I go. Have a good one! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Making Memories (green), My Mind's Eye (pink), unknown (floral)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Thank you, thank you)
stamp- Verve (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things stitched circle die
My Favorite Things stax circle die
Simon Says Stamp stitched scallop border die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Hug Snug ribbon
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyeshadow/lips- G40, R43
hair- E21, E25, E27, E49
clothes- R81, R43, RV14, G21, G24, G46, E50, E81, E84, 0

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A little note to say...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the new month and that means it's time for the August '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?
 
The 7 Kids DT is being sponsored by Cas-ual Fridays and Vilda Stamps this month so for my challenge inspiration card I inked up the Pretty Posies from Cas-ual Fridays in Memento angel pink so that I could do some soft and pretty no-line coloring. I stamped a variety of blossoms and leaves around the bottom and side of the card front, masking as I went so they would overlap in a natural way. That left me with a lot of open space that I knew I wanted to fill with some kind of happy character that would fit with the sentiment I was using. As I searched through my stash of stamps, none were fitting in the way I imagined. Bummed but undeterred I decided to get brave and use my Copics to sketch in the fairy I knew was living in this magical garden. It was nerve wracking after having put in all that time coloring already, I really didn't want to mess it all up! Luckily she came to life fairly quickly and I was able to breath a sigh of relief. I don't stamp and color flowers very often but these Pretty Posies set such a lovely scene that I can see myself playing with more on future cards.  :) 

Alrighty, I hope to see some of my crafty friends joining the fun with me this month over at 7 Kids!   :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
stamps- Cas-ual Fridays (Pretty Posies set)
ink- Memento angel pink and espresso truffle
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
Kaiser Craft gems
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes/eyeshadow- W10, BG0000
lips- R32
hair- RV11, RV34, R56, RV99
wings- G0000, G000, G00
top/leaves- YG00, YG13, G43, YG63
orange flowers- YR09, YR07, YR04, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y18, Y08, Y02, YG0000, YG00, YG01
pink flower- YR31, Y11, YR00, R22, Y35, YR14
purple flowers- R30, RV63, RV55, RV66, RV99, Y21, Y11
sky- YR30, Y11

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Put on a tutu and twirl...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. As I mentioned last week, during the month of August the 7 Kids DT is being sponsored by Cas-ual Fridays and Vilda Stamps. So today I have inked up this sweet ballerina and sentiment from the Cas-ual Fridays Tutu set. The stamp is actually more of a silhouette but by using desert sand ink she was light enough to color in details with my Copic markers. She brought to mind the character Margo from the Despicable Me movie, when the sisters are all dressed up for their ballet recital, so I ran with that idea. Now here she is, as we peek from back stage, watching her shine bright in the spotlight.    :) 

Alrighty, well the July challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when August's challenge kicks off! So much good stuff has been hitting the store shelves and that $20 gift certificate that is up for grabs could really help to fill a shopping cart! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Glitz
stamps- Cas-ual Fridays (Tutu set)
ink- Memento desert sand and angel pink
My Favorite Things stitched scallop rectangle frame die
Lawn Fawn scalloped rectangle die
Neat and Tangled full of love sequins
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11
hair- E33, E35, E47, E49
clothes- RV10, RV02, RV11, RV14, RV13, RV000, R000
background- W5, W6, W7, W9, YR30, YR31, Y11