Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Milk and cookies...

Mornin' crafty friends!


I'm here today with another card for Whimsy Stamps and I had a lot of fun with this one. This darling stamp is called Sweet Lil' Chef but she looks like a baker to me. Who can resist delicious chocolate chip cookies? Heck, I would take that bowl of cookie dough right now, LOL! I had just gotten the new Milk and Cookies 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug and even though it is technically a Christmas collection I knew right away that I wanted to use this specific paper with Sweet Lil' Chef on a non-holiday card. So I pulled my Copic colors from the paper and I think she turned out just as sweet as those cookies she's baking. :)

Ok, time for me to get my day started. Thanks for dropping by!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Doodlebug (Milk and Cookies)
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Sweet Lil' Chef), Lawn Fawn (Sprinkled with Joy set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and gray flannel
computer generated sentiment
My Favorite Things essential speech bubble die
My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges die
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E27
eyes- BG15, BG32, BG07, BG000
clothes- RV02, RV52, RV55, E30, E55, E57, E59, RV25, RV29, E50, E53, C00, C1, C2
bowl/batter- B00, BG53, BG05, E31, E34, E35
floor- BG0000, C5, C7, C9
oven- C0, C2, C4, C6, N4, N7, N10, YR30, YR31, R01, R02, C1, C3

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Autumn Greetings...

Hello crafty friends! 

It's time for my Tuesday 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card. I placed an order as soon as the new release from Stamping Bella hit the shelves and once those stamps were in my hot little hands I just had to ink some of them up. Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves completely stole my heart with all of her joy and exuberance and she needed somewhere special to live. So I masked her off and added the leaf pile and log from the awesome Little Bits Nature Collection set and finished off the scene with the Cave Kids Backdrop. I chose not to ink up the stream in the backdrop since I already had so much else going on and I love how such a simple change completely changes up the look of the stamp. I colored the whole scene to match the colors in this pretty Vintage Blessings paper from Simple Stories and I don't think you could ask for a more beautiful fall day than this.  :)   

Now don't forget the monthly challenge over on the 7 Kids blog, there is still plenty of time to get creative. And because it is the special one year anniversary challenge the prize has been upped to an awesome $30 gift certificate!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories (Vintage Blessings)
stamps- Stamping Bella (Cave Kids Backdrop, Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves, Little Bits Nature Collection), Inkadinkado (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
My Favorite Things stitched cloud border die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- YR21, YR14, YR27, R01, R21, RV21, E81, R59, E18, E44, E49
grass/trees- YG61, YG63, YG67, G29, T3
leaves/log- Y21, Y26, Y04, E31, E34, E35
mountains/rocks- V20, V22, C00, C1, C2, W2
sky- BG0000, BG10


Monday, September 18, 2017

Peace this day...

Good morning! 

I've got another sweet Dreamerland card to share today. This stamp is called A Little Peaceful Rest and being the animal lover that I am I fell in love with these napping buddies as soon as I saw them. It doesn't get much better than snuggling down for a nap with a furry friend right by your side, if you ask me. I trimmed away the cardstock below her and replaced it with this cool wood grain paper from Simple Stories. I love how it looks like a wall with the flowers growing up it. Oh, if only I had time to grab my own pup and take a nap today. Instead I'm off to work all day so time for that, LOL! 

See ya in 24 my crafty friends!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories 
vellum
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (A Little Peaceful Rest), sentiment
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Papertrey Ink
twine
Memory Box butterfly dies
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- C0, C2, R12, YR02, YR68
puppy- C4, 100
sky- BG0000, BG000

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fun days...

TGIF my friends!

I'm wrapping up the week with a card that I've made for this week's sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things. I took some liberties with the sketch and shrank the circle elements way down so they were more embellishment than focal point. That's because I really wanted to fill most of the space with this adorable Jumping With Joy Pure Innocence and instead of jumping I have her playing in a big pile of leaves. I stamped and masked most of the leaves in a light colored ink so she would really pop against the softer, less distinct lines, then made sure to add a drop shadow in W4 to help ground her into the scene. I also used the cool new Whimsical Woodgrain background stamp and stamped it tone o n tone with some brown cardstock to stick with the whole outdoorsy, nature feel of the card. I gotta say, this was a lot of fun and it felt goo d to ink up a Pure Innocence after so long. :)

Take care and have a fab weekend!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence Jumping with Joy and Whimsical Woodgrain background)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and desert sand, Studio Calico doc brown
My Favorite Things stitched fishtail flag die
Studio Calico wood grain enamel dots
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E55, E47, E49
clothes- V17, V09, BV29, E50, E81, 0, RV25, RV29, RV69, R35, RV29, R89, BG11, BG23, BG49, E84
leaves- Y02, Y17, E33, Y38, YR09, R39, YG01, YG93, YG95
ground- G40, YG00, Y04, Y17
shadow- W4

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Grow better with love...

Good morning!

I'm back today with another card for Whimsy Stamps and this one features the enchanting Veritas by Sylvia Zet. Over the past decade I have watched many of the apple orchards that I grew up with be replaced by vineyards and you can't seem to throw a rock without hitting some kind of winery or tasting room in my home town. Now I'm not much of a wine drinker myself but this beautiful little vineyard sprite just had to make it on a card celebrating the change in season and the coming grape crush. I love how her long flowing hair almost mimics the curling vines of the grapes. I really wanted her to have a place to live in this so I used my Copics to sketch in a lush vineyard in the distance. Now she looks like she is guarding over all those yummy grapes. :)

Thanks for dropping by and saying hi... I'll chat at'cha again tomorrow!  
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
stamps- Whimsy Stamps (Veritas), Prima (Build-a-swirl set), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento espresso truffle and Hero Arts ombre green
My Favorite Things double stitched rectangle die
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, YR00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E31, E55, E59
eyes- BV25, BV29
lips- R83, R85
dress- G20, G40, G43
ladybug- R56, R29, N10
grapes/vineyard- R85, R56, BV08, E84, E87, E89, YG00, YG01, YG95, YG97, G99, E31, E34, E55
sky- B0000

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New journey...

Hey there!

It's the second Wednesday of the new month and that means it's time for the September '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?   

This month I inked up The Road to Home is Never Too Far from Dreamerland Crafts for my challenge inspiration card. I love all the bits and pieces that come in this set that make scene building a breeze. I masked the cute teddy bear into the wagon then masked the wagon to have this pretty gal pulling it. The path and hills are also included and when they all come together you have a sweet pair of adventurers ready to begin a new and wonderful journey. 
Well I hope to see some of you joining the fun this month over at 7 Kids especially since we have even more contests and challenges going on in our Facebook group as Kelly celebrates her one year anniversary of owning the store.  :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (The Road to Home is Never Too Far), WPlus9 (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and espresso truffle
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Copic markers:
skin- YR000, E21, E13, E04, R00, R20
hair- E55, E57, E59
clothes- B93, B97, B99, YR21, YR12, YR14, E99, E44, E47, E49
wagon- R12, R05, R08, E18, C2, N3, N7, N10
teddy bear- E30, E31, E34, 100, Y11, Y21, Y26
path- E41, E42, E43
grass- G40, G43, G82, G85, G99
sky- B0000, B00, B32

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Have a sparkly day...

Good morning!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. These Fluffy Unicorns from The Greeting Farm have been sitting on my desk for a good couple months now. Every time I glanced at these fat and happy little unicorns they made me smile. So why wasn't I getting them on a card to spread that smile to someone else? I finally did just that and made sure the colors and papers were as bright and happy as this funny trio. I want to hug them and squeeze them and poke those little round bellies just like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, LOL! ;)  

Alrighty, well the August challenge just wrapped up but be sure to check out the 7 Kids blog tomorrow when September's challenge kicks off! Fun new stuff is hitting the store shelves daily and that $20 gift certificate that is up for grabs could really help to fill a shopping cart! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye (pink), Bella Blvd (yellow), Autumn Leaves (orange)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Fluffy Unicorns set)
ink- Memento desert sand, Studio Calico sunny day and Versamark clear
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
My Favorite Things sun ray stencil
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things stitched cloud edges
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
unicorns- RV000, RV21, RV42, YR30, YR21, YR12, Y00, Y11, Y21, E50, E81, Y11, Y26, Y28