Friday, February 24, 2017



I got some cute new stamps from Whimsy Stamps recently and I really wanted to practice my no-line coloring with this beautiful girl called Braided Sweetie. Isn't she adorable? With the blonde hair and blue eyes that I gave her she reminds me of a mix of both Anna and Elsa from Frozen, who knows maybe she is their lost third sister... Ulla, LOL! She definitely has a mischievous look about her if you ask me. I ended up borrowing this week's new MFT sketch for the layout design and it worked out perfectly, gotta love it when that happens.  :)

Have a great weekend everybody!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- October Afternoon and Glitz
stamp- Whimsy (Braided Sweetie)
ink- Memento desert sand
My Favorite Things stitched scallop circle die
Studio Calico hello die
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Sharpie white marker
Prisma brown color pencil
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
eyes- BG53, BG57, BG18, BG000, 0, 100
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
everything else- R24, R29, R59, YG03, YG95, YG67, W6, W10

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thanks for the lift...


So I'm making the leap from one of my oldest Greeting Farm stamps to my newest set that just arrived in the mail a couple days ago. This little cutie is part of the Mega Mini Lift Off set and she is sailing through the sky and right into my heart. I just adore this entire set so it was hard to choose which was going to get inked up first. This sweet mini Anya with her little legs kicking out won me over so I gave her a bunch of balloons to lift her sky high. Now I know I've used this kind of comic strip panel design on a previous card but it was too much fun not to try it out once again. :)

Later gators! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- SEI
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Mega Mini Lift Off set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versmark clear
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
Simon Says Stamp stitched squares die
Doodlebug sequins
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- Y21, YR24, E37
balloons/clothes- V01, V05, V06, RV63, RV66, RV69, RV52, RV55, Y11, Y15, Y17
sky- BG0000, BG000

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In my thoughts...

Hello again!

So one of the things that I enjoy almost as much as stamping and coloring is organizing. Especially if that organizing has anything to do with my crafty supplies, LOL! I've been hooked on TGF stamps since my first purchase back in early 2009 so last year I printed out the Greeting Farm stamp archive to keep track of my collection and which ones have already made it on to cards. As I was filling it in I noticed that the master list is missing some stamps from the registry so I've been figuring out their release dates and adding them in myself. I think it's all together now so time for the real fun to begin, seeing which neglected stamps need to get some serious love this year.

I was shocked to find out that the very first Ian stamp that I got eight years ago, Hello Ian, was one of those unloved stamps. So out of the binder he came and I am happy to finally share him here on the ol' blog. His plaid cap had me looking for some plaid paper and when I came across this print from October Afternoon I knew I had a winner. The color palette is masculine yet still kind off bright and cheery, perfect for this dapper little dude. And I can't even tell you how satisfying it was to grab my highlighter and cross Hello Ian off that list. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my crazy!  :)  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Treasure Map and Saturday Mornings)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hello Ian), Avery Elle (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black 
My Favorite Things stitched rounded square die
Memory Box stitched hills die
My Favorite Things stitched banner die
Doodlebug sprinkles
Smooch silver
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R20
hair- E43, E44, E47
clothes- B21, B37, B39, BV29, W1, W3, W4, W5, W10, 110, E81, E84, 0, R17, R29, E18, Y11, Y21, Y26, BG72, BG57, BG49, E87, E89, YG99

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Heard you were dragon...

Hi there!

I'm on the run, again... I am SO looking forward to my next couple days off so that I can sit back and relax a bit. Until then I've got a quick card that I threw together last night for this week's MFT sketch challenge. I used my handmade cloud border and some Distress Inks to mimic the stacked horizontal elements of the sketch then found this sweet guy from the Magical Dragons set to live amongst the cloud bank. I also used the mirror image stamp so that I could flip the dragon and have him facing the direction I wanted. It's CAS, it's cute and it was quick, LOL! 

Alrighty friends, gotta jet!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- My Favorite Things (Magical Dragons set and mirror image stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress shaded lilac and squeezed lemonade
My Favorite Things Blueprint die
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Copic markers:
YG0000, YG00, Y11, YG13, YG03, YG17, YG67, B60, C0, C1, C3, R11, R30

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello sweetcake...

Good morning!

This three day weekend has made for a busy few days at work. By the time I get home and put together something for dinner there isn't much time for getting crafty. It's times like these that I'm glad to have a little stash of colored or half colored images sitting and waiting on my desk. This pretty Pinkie from CC Designs came from that pile of stamped images and her hair and skin were already colored up sometime last year. All I had to do yesterday was pick some paper and color her outfit to match. A couple weeks ago I got the new Cream and Sugar paper collection from Doodlebug and the treat cart was too cute not to pair up with Pinkie. That all came together fairly quickly and I could have been done but just before I started to fussy cut Pinkie I thought that it would be fun to give her a bit more face than the original image has. So I used the colorless blender to push out the skin tone from around her pupils and colored in more defined eyes as well as a little grin. I'm quite happy with the end result and glad that I took the extra bit of time to play.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and We R Memory Keepers
paper- Doodlebug (Cream & Sugar)
stamp- CC Designs (Pinkies Cupcakes & Balloons)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R32
eyes- BG05
hair- E35, E57, E49
clothes- Y11, Y15, Y21, C00, C1, C2, 0, RV04, RV09, BG45, BG07, BG78
cupcake- RV10, RV11, RV32, R35, R37, R39, YG11, YG05,  YG17

Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Birthday...


Since I haven't colored up an ADFD digi since Christmas I figured it was past time to get creative with one of their sweet images. Puffy Flower Fairy has been another digi just sitting on my desk waiting so I figured she had waited long enough and got to coloring. My friend Tracey got this gorgeous handmade specialty paper at an art store called Paper Source and she was kind enough to share some with me. The little white flowers were such a perfect match to the flowers in this darling fairy's hair that I had to pair them up. I love how it looks like she is perched above a spring meadow. Sigh... I'm certainly dreaming of spring myself. Anywho, since this month's challenge on the ADFD blog is 'anything goes' I figured I would pop this card into the mix.  :)

Hope you all have a crafty weekend! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Paper Source handmade paper
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Puffy Flower Fairy)
sentiment stamp
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
My Favorite Things Blueprint die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, YR31, YR14, YR27
dress- G43, G94, BG96, BG10, BG11, BG32, BG57, BG18, BG78
flowers/branch- C0, C1, YR68, E42, E43, E44, G94
sky- BG000, 0

Thursday, February 16, 2017

What's new pussycat...

Hi guys!

Hi had another super busy day at work yesterday and there wasn't a lot of time to wind down in the crafty room once I got home. What's a girl to do? I searched around my desk until I found this little kitty from Sister Stamps, called Otsu, all colored up and fussy cut ta boot. I had done all that work back in October for a Halloween card but it didn't come together back then. Now originally this sweet kitty is meant to be on its back and you can add a ball of yarn, present, etc to his paws but I thought it would be cute to flip him around and have him peeking through a window, like we've caught him contemplating how to get that fish out of the bowl. That mischievous look is all too familiar around my house, LOL! Anywho, it was fun putting this quick card together even if I didn't spend a lot of time on it. :)

Catch ya on the flip side!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug
stamp- Sister Stamps (Otsu)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched circle frame die
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
Doodlebug kitten caboodle sprinkles
Doodlebug sticker
Copic markers
otsu- N1, N2, N5, N7, N9, 110