Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thinking of you...


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. :)

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

Friday, March 17, 2017

Kiss me I'm Irish...

Top o' the mornin' to ya! 

In honor of St. Patrick's Day I decided to do a little bit of stamp altering and turn this darling Dollie with Cupcake from TGF into a St. Paddy's bar maid with a tall mug of beer that I drew. Now she's ready to do some serious celebrating today, LOL! I thought about coloring the beer green too but thought it might be confused for a Shamrock Shake or something. Anywho, don't forget to wear your green today. We don't want any leprechauns having an excuse for pinching us now do we?  ;)

Have a wonderful weekend my crafty friends!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (origins), Simple Stories (woodgrain)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Dollie with Cupcake), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Queen & Co pearls
gold thread
Lawn Fawn stitched edge die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- Y35, YR04, E09, E18
eyes- YG13, G43, G46, BG000, 0
lips- R43, R35
clothes- YG00, G40, G43, Y00, Y02, Y08, C00, C1, C2, YG03, G07, G09
beer- YR23, YR24, YR30, YR31, BG000, 0

Thursday, March 16, 2017

You brighten my days...

Hi there!

The snow has finally given way to rain in my neck of the woods and it is feeling like spring is slowly on its way. Rather than getting down about the grey, wet days I'm trying to pull inspiration from my circumstances and color up some of the fun rainy day stamps that I have in my collection. First up is Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain from Stamping Bella. I love how this girl isn't afraid to dress up in her ruffled skirt and go dance in the rain. I even added actual glitter to the lacy edges of each tier of her skirt so that I could enter this card into the current Bellarific Friday Challenge. I swear it is super sparkly in person but I just couldn't capture that in my photo unfortunately. The bright pops of yellow show up though and I think it makes for a great contrast to the cool blues and greens in the paper and the rest of the image. 

Well that's all from me today... thanks for stopping by!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- Basic Grey
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain), Papertrey Ink (sentiment), Technique Tuesday (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Lil' Inkers stitched rectangle die
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Ranger glossy accents
Stardust glitter pen
Martha Stewart glitter
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E04
hair- E23, E57, E59
clothes- BG70, BG10, BG11, BG72, YG0000, YG11, G43, Y11, Y04, Y08, Y35, E81, E44
ground- YG11, G43, G46, E41, E42, E43
sky- BG0000

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Awesome looks good on you...


How about some Kraftin' Kimmie goodness for today's post? It has been way too long since I inked up a KK cutie and I was itchin' to get one on a card. I had some time to kill away from home this past weekend so I grabbed my Copics and a handful of stamped images so that I could color in my down time. Which is all fine and good until I realized I had no papers pulled to match my colors to. It's always weird to me not to have that reference, I feel like I'm flying blind. That didn't stop me though, so I grabbed this stylin' gal from the Oh Snap set and decided to focus on my BV collection of Copics for the majority of her outfit. I don't use BVs all that much so it was good practice for me. The funny thing is that once I sat down to put her on a card yesterday and looked through my bag of purple paper scraps I found this striped print that was perfect. I mean, I couldn't have matched her to it better if I had tried... craziness! Anywho, since the Kraftin Kimmie Saturday challenge this week is "anything goes" I'm just going to pop this in and play along. 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Oh Snap set), Neat & Tangled (Awesome set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black and Studio Calico going green
My Favorite Things stitched edge die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic Spica glitter pen mint
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- E84, YG97, YG99, BG000, 0
lips- R85
hair- E21, E23, E25, E29, E49
clothes- BV00, BV11, V25, V28, V99, BV23, BV25, BV29, YG0000, G20, G21, C0, C2, C3, 110
purse- BV13, BV04, BV17
ground- C0, C2, C3, C5, C8