Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy Halloween...

Hello, hello!

I've got a quick Halloween card to share today featuring the Scaredy Cats set from The Greeting Farm. This time around I colored up the mustachioed little gent who is looking all highfalutin in his top hat and bow tie. Something about this fancy feline had me picturing him as a Siamese cat so I just went with that idea. Now he's just hangin' out on the porch on Halloween night chatting up that pair of jack o'lanterns. What a character! It looks like Scaredy Cats is currently sold out but I bet they will be back on the store shelves before you know it.  :)

Alrighty, gotta run! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Witch Hazel)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Scaredy Cats set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug sprinkles
Fiskars scallop border punch
Papertrey Ink speech bubble die
Copic markers:
cat- N0, N2, N3, N5, N7, N10, E40, E42, 0, R01
hat and tie- C5, C7, C9, R14, YR09, E09

Monday, September 26, 2016

Happy harvest...

Good morning!

How adorable is this little apple pickin' sweetie? Seriously, as soon as I saw Apple over at Mo's Digital Pencil on Friday I knew that I had to snap her up. Growing up and living in apple country I can so relate to everything about this image. In fact, she totally reminds me of my little sister when she was just a tot... hanging out with the big kids while we all 'helped' to pick the fruit. Harvest is currently wrapping up at the moment so this seemed to be the perfect time to get her on a card. I decided to give her some yummy Honey Crisps to munch on since they are my personal faves and had a lot of fun coloring them all up. I'm also going ahead and entering this card into the current "anything goes" challenge at Mo's Digital Challenge.

Okey doke, thanks for dropping by... see ya'll again tomorrow!  :)   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- October Afternoon (Cherry Hill)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Apple)
stamp- Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle
October Afternoon rub on stitches
Lawn Fawn stitched hills die
Prima flower
Kaiser Craft pearl
My Mind's Eye wood dots
Wink of Stella gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E55, E57, E49
clothes- B93, B95, B97, B99, Y0000, Y11, Y02, Y26, YG21, YG03, YG67, BG57, YG95, YG99, R24, R27, E09
apples- R22, R05, R08, Y00, Y02
ladder- E30, E31, E34
basket- Y11, Y21, YR23, E33, YG0000, YG00, YG03
background- E40, E41, E43, YG93, B0000, 0

Friday, September 23, 2016

A friend like you...


I had some time in my crafty room yesterday and I decided to look in my Sugar Nellie binder for some fall card inspiration. That's where I found Hazel and Nutty and I'm ashamed to admit that I think this is my first time coloring them up! It was worth the wait though because I had a blast with this pretty little fairy and her squirrelly friend. The papers are a random mix that I put together as I flipped through a stack of scraps and I just fell in love with this combo for a fall card even though there is none of the traditional oranges or reds that you usually find. Then I grabbed the Fancy Foliage die to accent the card design because I liked how it mimicked the white silhouettes in the paper. All in all it came together to be a pretty little card that I'm quite pleased with. 

Take care and have a fabulous weekend everybody!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey ink
paper- Kaiser Craft (green), Authentique (yellow), October Afternoon (woodgrain)
stamp- Sugar Nellie (Hazel and Nutty), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle and Colorbox dark brown
My Favorite Things double stitched circle die
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle die
Papertrey Ink Fancy Foliage Details die
Kaiser Craft pearls
Wink of Stella clear and gold glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E71, R00, R20
hair- E50, E53, E55
clothes- Y11, YG91, YG93, YG21, YG0000, YR30, YR31, YR23, YR24, E81
leaves/flower- Y06, Y35, YR15, E08
wings- BV0000, V20, V22, B0000
squirrel- W00, W0, W2, W4, YR30, R00
ground/sky- E41, E43, E44, YG95, B60, B0000, 0

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Make a wish...

Hello, hello!

I've got one more card that I've made using the Simon Says Stamp Mini Pony Party exclusive set. For this one I paired up the remaining two magical pony pals with the cupcakes and stand to create a whole birthday party theme. I kept the rest of the card simple by just framing them in with a sweet stitched scallop die and sprinkled on a few buttons and sequins for good measure. 

Ok, time for me to scoot as I've got a busy day ahead. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink 
paper- yellow dot
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (Mini Pony Party set, Handwritten Greetings set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched scallop frame die
Wink of Stella gold and silver glitter pens
Copic markers:
pegasus- RV000, V000, V01, RV10, RV63, V12, V15
unicorn- YR30, YR31, E51, R20, R43, R32
cupcakes/stand- BG000, C3, 0, E21, E33, E57, RV14, Y11, Y21, Y26
background- YG0000, YG00, YG25, YG91, BG10, BG0000, 0

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sending you sparkles...

Mornin' folks! 

I've got another card to share using the sold out Simon Says Stamp Mini Pony Party set. This time around I had a blast doing a bunch of masking to get the cake and flowers in the cart and the cart hooked up to the sweet little pony. Now it looks like she is bringing the party with her wherever she goes. The bright, happy papers are from the Sunshine and Happiness paper pad and I tried to match the colors of the flowers in the cart to the flowers in the paper. Now if you missed out on grabbing this set while it was available don't be too heartbroken because a little birdie told me that new mini ponies may just be joining the TGF family next month! Woot, woot!  :)

Have a good one everybody!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Sunshine and Happiness)
stamps- Simon Says Stamp (Mini Pony Party set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico glass slipper
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
pony- E53, E55, Y32, R11, R21, W5, W8
mane/tail- E50, E51, E53
wagon- E40, E42, E44, R01, RV42, R32, R14
cake- E50, E21, Y000, Y11, Y21, RV04
flowers- Y13, Y19, YR04, RV04, RV09, RV19, BG10, G00, R01, R12, RV42, YG21, YG03, YG93, N10

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hello fall...


I totally fell in love with the new Roberto's Rascals 4 Seasons Kids that were released this month and when they were part of a 24 hour flash sale I couldn't resist nabbing both sets. This sweet sweater wearing gal was a natural choice to ink up first considering I just pulled out all of my own cold weather clothes. I paired her up with the Fall Friends collection by Doodlebug and matched all of my Copic colors for her outfit to the papers. Now I'm wishing I could get my hands on this sweater myself because I would wear the heck out of a fall rainbow inspired top like this, LOL! I borrowed the Copic colors used on her hair from the Marker Geek Monday post for coloring pumpkins and I think it worked quite nicely. In the end it's a fun and happy card and I can't wait to get her male counterpart on a card as well. 

Later gators!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Doodlebug (Fall Friends)
stamps- Roberto's Rascals (4 Seasons Girl), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
Doodlebug Fall Friends stickers
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, V22, R00, R20
hair- Y15, YR02, YR07, E25
eyes- YG03
clothes- B01, B52, BG72, Y04, YG93, YG97, R17, R27, E19, Y15, Y38, YR04, Y11, Y21, E34, E57, E59, E40, E41
shadow- W1, W3, W6

Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy girls...

Good morning!

Well here I am with my third and final entry for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest. This time around I wanted to use a cute human character stamp but I couldn't decide on which one to color up. Then I got the idea to use a bunch of them all together, so I cut a narrow strip of cardstock and stamped and masked the girls from four different Birdie Brown sets with just their head and shoulders showing. The sentiment is from an old retired MFT set called Clearly Sentimental About Audrey Hepburn and I have always loved this one in particular because it is so true. The funky stitched strip die added just enough interest to my white card base and I used a few splatters from the Distressed Patterns set to act as abstract leaves for the paper flower embellishments. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this happy group of friends?  ;)

Alrighty, it's all out of my hands now... fingers crossed!
Supply list:
stamps- My Favorite Things (Clearly Sentimental About Audrey Hepburn, Adventure is Calling set, Polynesian Paradise set, Green Pastures set, You're Super set and Distressed Patterns set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things stitched strip die-namics
Prima flowers
Doodlebug sprinkles
Copic markers:
girl 1
skin- E50, E00, E11, E33, E71, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E33
clothes- R43, RV14, RV29, RV13, Y11, Y35
girl 2
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
hair- YR21, YR04, E09
clothes- YG00, YG03, YG17, BG45, BG49
girl 3
skin- E51, E21, E11, E71, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- Y11, Y21, Y35
girl 4
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
hair- E50, YR31, E33
clothes- RV63, V05, V06, RV52, RV55, RV25
background- B000