Friday, May 26, 2017

Bloom where you're planted...

Hi gals!

Today kicks off the start to Memorial Day weekend which means I will be very busy at work. Hopefully I'll be able to carve out a bit of time to get creative but there are no guarantees. In fact, yesterday was already busy so I didn't have time to make a card. Luckily I had gotten this sweet garden baby colored up Wednesday so I was good to go. This darling digi from Mo's Digital Pencil is called Flowers 4u and how was I supposed to resist those gorgeous curls, I mean seriously? I also love the expression on her face all innocent and sweet when you know she just tore up an entire bed of flowers, LOL! I paired her up with a bit more paper from that Basic Grey Kioshi pad that I used last week and the color story it inspired is so pretty. Again, another CAS card to let the coloring and image be the star of the show.  

Alrighty, time for this girl to go get busy. Have a fun yet safe holiday weekend my friends! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Basic Grey (Kioshi)
digital stamp- Mo's Digital Pencil (Flowers 4u)
old wood mount sentiment stamp
ink- Memento espresso truffle
My Favorite Things stitched scallop border die
Knot and Bow Twine
Prima flower
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- B21
hair- YR02, YR15, E19, YR31, E18
clothes- BV00, V12, V15, YR30, Y32, BV00
flowers- E04, R56, E49, YG21, YG93, YG99
flower pot- E93, E95, E97, E99
sky/ground- B0000, B000, 0, E41, E42, E43, YG93, YG97

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kindness is always fashionable...


I've got to head off to work soon so this is gonna be a quick post. I've inked up this beauty from LDRS Creative called A Girl Can't Have Too Many for my card today. She looked to me like she had a very Parisian flair about her so I also grabbed the City Scene stamp set from PTI to create a subtle Eiffel Tower scene behind her. I hope it shows up better on your computer screen because mine is really washing it out, but I assure you that it looks nice in person, LOL! The rest of the card is pretty clean and simple relying on that lovely paper for its bright pops of color that I then added to her ensemble as well. :)

Ok friends, gotta run... have a good one!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Papertrey Ink
stamps- LDRS Creative (A Girl Can Never Have Too Many), Papertrey Ink (City Scene set and Fashion set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Studio Calico glass slipper
My Favorite Things stitched rounded rectangle die
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- T5, T7, T9, 110
clothes- C0, C2, C6, C10, R14, R29, E18, B000, BG53, BG09, YG01, YG93, YG95

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hello, sweet friend...

Hello again! 

I'm back with the May installment of my PTI Baker's Dozen year of cards. This time around I chose to make a more generic friendship type card rather than a birthday card. This was simply because I liked the font of the sentiment when paired with the vintage looking paper I had pulled for the background, plus it fit perfectly in the space I had. LOL Speaking of the paper, this particular sheet has been in my stash for many years and I'm so happy to be finally getting it on a card. I used a couple different die cuts to try and make it look like an old stitched handkerchief to keep in line with the vintage theme that was coming about. I think I was pretty successful with achieving that look and another sweet and simple card is in the books. ;)

Ta ta for now! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- Jenni Bowlin
stamps- Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen set and Keep It Simple: Friendship set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and espresso truffle
Lawn Fawn scallop rectangle die
Papertrey Ink Mix and Mat stitch die
Hug Snug ribbon
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
cherry- RV09, RV69, R89, YG23, G07, YG67
icing- YR30, Y32, E51, E21
cake- E55, E57, E49
liner- R24, R29, R89
ground- W00, W2

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Big Birthday Wishes...

Hi there!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... time for my weekly 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store card creation. To be honest, I came into this week not having a solid plan for today's card which is unusual for me. Normally, I've gotten a new stamp or have a technique I want to play with so I know generally what I'm going to do well in advance. This time though, Monday hit and I still had no idea. So I sat down and started flipping through my stamps until this fun Candle Blowing birthday girl from CC Designs caught my eye. I always love the challenge of coloring candle glow and I decided to make it really dramatic by coloring the background dark grey... like all of the lights have been turned off for the song and celebration. So I did that and was happy with how it turned out but she was looking rather lonely all by herself in that dark room so I grabbed the older Surprise! set and stamped in a couple of fellow party goers. By keeping them in grey tones with only touches of candle glow the birthday girl remains the star of the show. Then I found the perfect sentiment in Jessie's new Happy Birthday to You set from Whimsy to pull it all together. I guess the lesson to take away is that sometimes 'winging it' can lead to fun ideas and results!

There is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge over on the 7 Kids blog. Kelly has an awesome $20 gift certificate up for grabs and you could be the lucky winner so get to creating and join the fun!  

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamps- CC Designs (Roberto's Rascals Candle Blowing and Surprise! set), Whimsy Stamps (Happy Birthday to You set), My Favorite Things (mirror image stamp)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versamark clear
American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
Doodlebug Sprinkles
My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R20
hair- YR23, E09, E18, E59
clothes- RV21, RV14, RV29, V05, V06, RV69, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y28, C00, C1, C2, C5, C7, C10, B01, B04, B39, YG00, YG21, YG25
cake- E34, E35, E37, RV29
frosting/candle- RV10, RV52, V05, Y15, Y17, YG21, YG17
table- E43, E44, E47
glow- Y00, Y02, Y04, Y11
background- W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W8, W9

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gettin' stuff done...

Good morning!

OK, so I was already a fan of this spunky little Wild Sprout digi called Halle but when I got this new Domestic Bliss paper pack and found that piece with the sentiment on it I just HAD to use the two together. With her fun top knot and sassy attitude Halle certainly looks like a girl who is getting stuff done on her own terms and I love that. The pretty floral paper is from the same paper collection and of course I pulled all the colors for her ensemble to match. A couple of flowers to embellish and this card was complete! :)

Later gators!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Copic X-Press It and Papertrey Ink
paper- Simple Stories (Domestic Bliss)
digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (WS Halle)
Prima flowers
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
eyes- BG53
eyeshadow- YG91
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- YG01, YG03, YG93, YG95, BG11, BG34, BG49, BG07, B39, BV29, YR30, YR31, Y26, 0

Friday, May 19, 2017


TGIF my friends!

I kinda fell in love with the Tweetie Pies stamp set when it was released a month or two ago over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and it immediately went on my wish list. So when 7 Kids recently added it to the store I had to snatch it right up! I just adore this little Earth goddess looking beauty with her birdie buddy and had to get her on a card first. I paired her up with this pretty sentiment and some great floral papers from my stash to create a peaceful scene for these two to live in. And I'm entering this card into the "anything goes" Saturday challenge over on the KK blog so wish me luck! :)

I hope your weekend is wonderfully creative! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Kioshi)
stamps- Kraftin' Kimmie (Tweetie Pies set), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Studio Calico buttercup
Memory Box cloud dies
My Favorite Things radiant rays stencil
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
eyes- E84, E89, BG000
eyeshadow/lips- G000, R43
dress- BV00, V12, V15, YG00, YG03, YG67
flowers- R43, R35, Y15, Y38, Y11, Y21, G000, BG34, E89
bird- Y11, Y21, Y38, W3, W4
shadow- G40, G43

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Hey there! 

So last May I blew up Forget Me Not Wryn to 'big head' size and had so much fun coloring her that I vowed to do the same with her two other floral sisters. Now here we are a year later and I am finally making that happen. This time I super sized Lilly Wryn and went super bright and colorful with her flowers. And I didn't limit the coloring to her, I've had this cool coloring washi tape just waiting for the perfect card and this one was it. I wanted the tape to look more watercolor-ish so I used my colorless blender to pick up the colors and it really did the trick. Because I have all this flower goodness going on I'm going to enter this card into the current "blooming beautiful" challenge.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Tiddly Inks (Lilly Wryn)
American Crafts coloring washi tape
Lawn Fawn hello die
Kaiser Craft gems
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E31, E33, E35, E47
flowers/dress- Y11, Y04, Y21, RV21, RV14, RV29, V04, V06, RV69, YG21, YG25, YG67, Y38