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!!!!

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

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!

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

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!
PRIZES
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.
DISCOUNTS
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:

Sunday, February 2, 2014

New Release at Tiddly Inks and a SALE!!!

Hi ya everyone!  It's a new release today at Tiddly Inks!  WE are so very excited as Christy is introducing two new images, Ellie and Chloe!  I've used both in two new creations.  Meet Ellie Says Hi!
This image comes as both digi and a clear stamp set.  I LOVE the clear stamp set as it comes with so many beautiful elements!  You can find them all in the shop here!
Meet Chloe Darkwings
Miss Chloe also comes as a digi or clear 4x6 set.  All of the beautiful elements are amazing.  I also paired her with a Make It Crafty digi stamp called dandelion.

Please head over to the Tiddly Inks blog to see all the gorgeous new images colored up by the design team.  You won't be disappointed.  There is also a SALE!!! Make sure to head over before it's over...only 48hrs!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Smile

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I have something a little different to share.  I recently joined a group of friends that create ATC cards and swap to each other!  I have had so much fun creating little ATC's and seeing what others create too!  This was a one on one swap I did with a friend who is a dog lover!  So what better image to use than Tiddly Inks Dog Days.  I colored him in Copics and used Echo Parks Everyday Eclectic paper. 
Details
Size: 2.5 x 3.5
Paper:  Kraft Card and Everyday Eclectic 6x6
Twine: pink and brown
Button:  SP&Company
Sentiment:  Card board Smile from Studio Calico
Media:  White Acrylic Paint and Stardust Stickles
Copics:
E30, E31, E34, E37, E39

Monday, January 27, 2014

With Love

 Hi ya everyone! I wanted to share a Valentine's Day card I created using one of the new pre-made scenes at Make it Crafty called Tulip Window Digi Stamp. I also used the adorably sweet digital image called Geeky Love.
MICwithLove 
This is a 5x7 card, which I find is fabulous for those wonderful background images from Make it Crafty. The image was mounted on Bazzill red card stock and the card base was made out of Kraft card stock.
Copics:
Clothes: R20, R22, R24, R29, R59, E30, E31, E33, E34, E37, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Scene: C1, C3, C5, G21, G24, G28, E21, E23, E25, E29, YR20, YR24, YR27, E97, E99, E09

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hi You!!

Hi ya everyone!  It's a new Tuesday and that means a new challenge at Tiddly Inks, TAG you're it!  I used the adorable Whatever Blooms image and combined it with a Make It Crafty background image, Rosey Walk Digi.  LOVE creating fun scenes on tags.  I've never done this before but had so much fun I promise to be making more! 

Details:
Avacado Green Bazzill card stock
Bitter Chocolate Bazzill card stock
X-Press Blending Paper
Yellow Sparkle Thickers

Copics:
Tiddly Inks Whatever Blooms Image:  Y11, Y15, Y19, E23, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, C1, C3, C5, YR0000, YR000, YR00, E11, BV20, R20
Scene:  G82, G94, G99, YG93, YG95, YG97, E21, E23, E25, E29, BV20, BV23, BV25, C1, C3, C5, B0000, B000, B00, B01,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Walking on Sunshine

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I get to share my first creation as a design team member at Make it Crafty.  The Make it Colourful Challenge is really two parts.  You can choose to do one or both.  The easy challenge is use blue and yellow.  The difficult challenge is to make sun rays or color water.  I chose to make sun rays and use blue and yellow for my creation.  The images from Make it Crafty are called Annie and Shady Spot Background Digi.
You can easily layer digital images at Make It Crafty using the png files you get when purchasing an image.  I typically use PowerPoint to merge and size my digis.  Make sure to join our challenges and check out the store blog for lots of tips, techniques and tutorials from the Design Team!
Copics:
Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, E11, E04, E08
Clothes:  Y11, Y15, Y19, E13, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Scene:  C0, C1, C3, C5, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR00, YR12, YR15, YR18, B0000, B000, B01, G21, G24, G28, E21, E23, E25, E29, R20, R22, R29