Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hello - Whimsy Stamps and Wee Ruby

Hi ya everyone!
I'm sharing an adorable card I made using a Wee Rubber stamp, Ruby, from Whimsy Stamps!  I love purchasing from Whimsy Stamps.  Items arrive quickly and they are high quality.

I always start by stamping my image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on X-Press It paper.  I colored Ruby in my Copics as follows:
Skin:  E000, E00, E04, E11
Pants:  BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Shirt/Vest:  R43, R46, E09 and YR61, YR65, YR68
Flowers:  R43, R46, E09, YR61, YR65, YR68, YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27, YG91, YG93, YG95
Hair:  E41, E42, E44, E47, E49
Background:  BG0000, BG000

After my image is colored, I mount the image on red card stock and trim the edges to a 1/4" width.  I cut a card base in white Neenah card stock to 5x10 and fold at the 5" mark on the 10" side forming a 5x5 card.  I cut another piece of red card stock at 4 1/2" and added an adorable piece of paper from Echo Park I Love Family 6x6 pad on top.  This sheet was cut to 4 1/4" and then mounted on the red card stock.  

I used the Whimsy Stamp dies called Double Scallop Border and the Corner die (both are retired).  I adhered the Double Scallop Border die to a piece of Echo Park I Love Family paper and placed this on top of my base papers and then mounted all of it to the card base.  I finished my card by adding the sentiment, heart stickers, sheer ribbon and opal paper pen.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and make sure to head over to the wonderful Whimsy Store to find your own images today.  They also have a beautiful blog where you can find inspiration from all!  Don't forget they also have a DT call happening now!!!  

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tiddly Inks Color Challenge for August - Autumn Glow

Hi ya everyone!
Tiddly Inks has a fun challenge open currently using a beautiful color theme, Autumn Glow.  I love the colors and couldn't wait to try the palette on this amazing wedding image from Tiddly Inks called, Garden Wedding.

I colored the image in my Copics.  Mostly using beautiful oranges, pinks and reds.  I used the Simple Stories paper Vintage Bliss as well as vellum.  I layered the vellum over the background paper to soften the appearance of the card.  The ribbon and flowers were a small touch to enhance the image.
 Make sure to head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog and join the fun challenge.  You have to use a Tiddly Inks image but you could win a number of prizes.  

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Wee Little Card

Hi ya blogging world.  I missed coloring my Wee Rubber Stamps.  I decided to pull out this cutie today, Sweet Sparkle.  She was colored in Copics and mounted on Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper.  I used my Viva Opal Paper Pen, Glossy Accents and Stardust Stickles to enhance the image with sparkle and shine.
Here you can see the glossy accents on the lantern.  I love that shine and it makes the glass look real!
The flowers were from I Am Roses and adhered with hot glue.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tiddly Inks Blog Hop!!!!

Hello blogging world!!! I can honestly say that I have missed blogging so much.  I'm ecstatic to finally be back.  My little guy started walking and forget it, my crafty days were put on hold.  I moved to a new state, started a new job, had a new baby, then moved to a new house all within a year!!!  Needless to say, things were CRAZY.  Now, I'm settled and ready to rock.

You know my first creation had to be with my favorite digi stamp company Tiddly Inks!  They are having a fun blog hop so make sure to check out all the details HERE.

I used this adorable Birthday puppy and kitty combo which you can find in the Tiddly Inks shop, right HERE.

Of course I colored this sweet image in my Copic markers.  I used a bit of My Minds Eye paper from my old stash and added a few cute embellishments and twine to finish this card off.

I'm so happy to be back and don't forget to check out all the cute Tiddly Ink Stamps!  Once you are done you must join the blog hop for your chance to win some PRIZES!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bear Hugs

Hi ya everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Tiddly Inks.  The fun challenge is to add a charm of your choosing and I've had this adorable little panda charm for so long.  I made my own paper using the Dylusions ink spray, cut grass and lemon zest, with a Tiddly Inks clear stamp called Grow Old Friends.  I embossed the Tiddly clear stamp set with Simon Says Clear embossing powder.  I did all of this on the Rangers Water Color Paper.  I colored up the image Beary Sweet from Tiddly Inks with my Copics.  The sentiment and heart is from a Simon Says Stamp set called Circle Friends.
Make sure to use your stash of charms and join the fun challenge happening now at Tiddly Inks.

Monday, February 23, 2015

I'm Here for You

Hi ya everyone!  Since I've been out of crafting for awhile I've really wanted to try out new stamps and there are so many adorable images out there.  Today, I'm sharing a card with an image from A Day for Daisies called, Bitsy Bug Lily.  I colored her with Copics and Prisma colored pencils on XPress It blending card.  I used a Lawn Fawn sentiment from On the Mend.  The paper is Vintage Bliss from Simple Stories. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Hi ya everyone!  My hubby is turning 38 this month and he loves his gaming systems.  I created this 4.25x5.5 card using the adorable Polka Dot Pals Andy.  The script sentiment from Avery Elle, So Happy, was stamped in Jumbo Java VersaMagic Chalk Ink.  The papers, Americana, are from K&Company. The image was colored in Copics.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Girls Best Friend

Hi ya everyone!  I'm sharing a creation I made using the adorable Little Miss Muffet digital stamp called Polka Dot Pals Katie.  I colored her up in my Copics and matched it with adorable papers/journal cards from Pebbles.  I used my Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders to create the bottom slope. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Dragon Hugs

Hi ya everyone!  There is a new challenge at Tiddly Inks and it's a sketch challenge!  The wonderful Lou created this sketch:
I used the adorable Treasured Friend clear stamp set and created a fun background using Dylusions ink sprays, clear embossing powder from Simon Says on Ranger Water Color paper.  It's a fun and messy background.  Perfect for a simple creation.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Will YOU be my Valentine?

I've really been enjoying my Card Kit Subscription from Simon Says Stamp.  I really never thought I would be a big fan of a card kit club, but I honestly find it so easy to make quick cards with this kit.  With a four month old, five year old, and eleven year old, my time in the craft room is short.  Anything to get a few cards made for my sanity however, is a life saver.  The price is reasonable and each month I get a new stamp set that is fabulous.  This is the February set.  It came with beautiful vintage papers, a gold gelato, this cute paper clip, rub-ons and a fantastic stamp set that included this sentiment and hearts.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love a Little Wryn

Have you gotten a chance to check out the adorable Tiddly Inks release?  It's perfect for Valentine's day!  I love this sweet Wryn called, Have a heart.  The whole release can be seen HERE.  The sentiment and stitched rectangle are from Lawn Fawn.  I also made this into a shaker card since they are so fun! Enjoy and don't forget to join the fun Tingo Challenge right now at Tiddly Inks!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Love Bug

I have another Lawn Fawn creation for you today!  This adorable stamp set is called Bugs and Kisses and is the perfect set for Valentine's Day!  I used Copics to color up the bugs and VersaMagic ink to stamp the tree, sentiment and leaves.  I used Lawn Fawn paper and a lace trim from Whimsy stamps.  The white cardstock is Neenah solar white! 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Lawn Fawn Valentine's Day

It's the month of LOVE and I just can't resist Lawn Fawn lately.  Their adorable images are so cute and simple for this mom of three.  I took on making my daughter's Valentine's day cards this year even with the arrival of her baby brother.  These were simple and cute.  I stamped the image from Lawn Fawn called Color My World in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and washi taped crayons to the back!  So easy and such a cute and fun idea for kindergarten aged kids.  I also included colorful Skittle packs in each goody bag.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Release at Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone!  There is an adorable new release at Tiddly Inks today that EWE will absolutely love.  The three images I used are Sparkle and Shine, Ewe and Me, Ewe Rock!
Make sure to head over to the shop and pick up a few of your own!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Fun Merry Christmas

Hi ya everyone!  This is a just for fun post.  I've seen a number of people using white embossing powder for their outline on fun images.  The look is beautiful and always leaves me saying wow!  I decided to give it a try with Distress Ink water coloring.  I used the adorable stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Christmas Characters.  They were embossed with Versamark ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder on Ranger watercolor paper.  I then used a number of Distress Inks to watercolor the image.  After, I embossed the Simon Says Stamp Be Joyful sentiment and the candy cane stripes at the bottom of the card is Hero Arts Silver embossing powder.  I finished with my Wink of Stella clear brush and then added some glossy accents to the nose of Rudolf, Santa's boots and belt and the carrot nose on the snowman. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gratitude at Tiddly Inks with a Shaker Card

Hi ya everyone!  I made a shaker card since they are all the rage!  This is a design team make for the current challenge at Tiddly Inks:  Gratitude and Joyfulness!  Make sure to head over and check out the creations and the FREEBIE!!!

I used the adorable image Thanks Fairy Much and colored her using Distress inks.  I used the Ranger watercolor paper and Stazon jet black ink for the image.  This paper is great for adding lots of water so it doesn't warp.  There is also a textured side like normal watercolor paper and a smooth side which is great for stamping!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Sweet Christmas Card

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a Tiddly Inks creation for the Fabulous Friday post!  I'm so excited about winter and especially, Christmas.  There is nothing better than getting together with family and friends and celebrating the season. 

I used the clear stamp set, Winter Wishes.  I colored them up in my Copic Markers on Make It Crafty coloring cardstock.  I added a bit of Zing emboss around the edges.  Last, I added my Wink of Stella clear brush to the snowy areas!  The paper is Lawn Fawn.  Make sure to pop over to the Tiddly Inks blog and check out all the adorable creations for lots of fabulous inspiration!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Back to Blogging

Hey all!  It's been awhile since I've been in the crafty game.  I've been working on a little something different.  Here's a quick peak...
Our baby boy was born on October 14th.  The whole pregnancy was a bit hard, but he's here and we are beyond happy!

Now that he's here, I've missed crafting so much and am back in the game.  To make life easier I decided to join the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Club.  I love it!  Everything I need is right there and I can make simple cards quickly.  I've also found a few other products I love.  Embossing powders from Hero Arts!  I love the silver and gold..wow, serious shine and metallic color.  Here is a quick card I made using the November Card kit.

It's a bit hard to see in this picture, but check it out below.
I hope you are ready for me to be back in the swing of blogging!!!  See you soon.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Month-Long Stamp Party!!!!


Hi ya everyone!  It's been a long time since I've been on my blog and I hope to get back into crafting soon!  We've been a bit busy moving across the US and we are expecting another addition to our family.  However, when Stephanie asked me to be part of the celebration at Simon Says Stamp, I couldn't resist.  I also got to use one of my FAVORITE artist's stamps, Christy Croll from Tiddly Inks!


Just a sneak for you though!  You have to head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog to see the full design and check out all the great products I used available at Simon Says!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Love is In the Air - Make it Crafty Blog Hop

Hi ya everyone and welcome to the Make It Crafty new release blog hop, Love is In the Air!  Today, we have a number of adorable and new images to be released by a new artist at Make it Crafty.  Victoria has such a cute style and her images are perfect for coloring enthusiasts of all levels. The style is simple enough for beginners to practice blending yet offer flexibility for the more adventurous colorer to add detail to clothing and hair.

We hope you love this new collection as much as we do and if you're already floating on the MiC Love Balloon, you should have arrived from Zoe's Blog Here!
It wouldn’t be a Make it Crafty blog hop without prizes so we’ve got hidden prizes along the way randomly drawn from the comments section.  Random winners will be announced on the MIC Store Blog on Monday 10th Feb.
PLUS, between now and Sunday 9th, you can order the collection at a discount of 30%, normally discounted at 15%. You don’t need any codes! It’s automatically reduced in store.

I used the adorable Cupids Desire for my Valentine's creation!  However, you can find all the new release images HERE.

To continue floating on the MiC Love Balloon, head on over to Barbara's, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment as I may have one of the lucky hidden prizes!
Thank you so much for joining the fun at MiC and we all hope that you love this new collection of images as much as we do.
In case you get lost, here's where the Love Balloon flies to: