Wednesday, September 13, 2017

It Moose be your Birthday - SugarPea Designs Mix it Up Challenge

Hi ya everyone!
Well by now, it's become apparent that I love SugarPea Designs.  Because of this love affair, I decided to join the challenge.  It's a mix it up, you can either do both or one or the other :)  I chose to sort of combine the two.  My colors don't match perfectly, but I liked the store logo of SugarPea with it's pinks and greens, so I chose those instead!

I colored the Moose from Merry Christmoose in Copics.  I used my stitched circles from Lawn Fawn to cut the image and a background circle in green.  I layered everything on Kraft from Neenah called Dessert Storm.

Last, I added some Stardust Stickles to the trees and background for some glimmer.  Make sure to join the Mix-it Up challenge at SugarPea designs.  They have so many adorable stamps and you can win prizes too.  Check out all the details HERE.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Highest Branch - SugarPea Designs

Hi ya everyone!
Well as you know, I'm addicted to SugarPea Designs adorable little stamps.  I can't get enough of those cute characters and the adorable sentiments that come with each set.  This is an exclusive stamps set sold through Simon Says Stamp for the Stamptember 2017 release called Koalaty Time.  I saw a few of the gorgeous design team samples and knew I wanted them!  I colored this cutie with Copics on Desert Storm Neenah 80lb card stock.  I also stamped the image on two shades of green card stock and on yellow.  I fussy cut the leaves and butterfly and adhered them with multi mat medium.


The hearts that also come with the set were stamped in versamagic ink!  I just love this set and SugarPea Designs!!!  Sadly, this stamp set has been sold out.  However, you can find a lot more of their cuties HERE!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Halloween Kisses - Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone!  Just wanted to remind you that Tiddly Inks currently has an anything goes challenge!  That means use a cute Tiddly Inks on a creation and design any kind of card and join!  You could be a feature or a winner of some free digis.

I used the cute Persphone Pixie for a Halloween card today.  I colored her in my Copics and then put her on a shaker card filled with beads and candy corns!

Please head over and join our challenge!  You have a full month.  Don't have any Tiddly Ink images and running short on funds???  That's ok, lots of freebies over in the shop right here!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Heard You Were Dragon - My Favorite Things

Hi ya everyone!
Today, I'm sharing an adorable card made using My Favorite Things stamp set called, BB Magical Dragons.  I love this cute little set and the sentiments are so fun.  I stamped the dragon in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Xpress It paper and colored him in Copics.
I love to add little dots in various colors and in colorless blender to give him an adorable textured appearance.  I simply popped him up on a piece of Bo Bunny paper.  I also added my favorite enamel dots from Whimsy, Summer Breeze, to the top.
Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Happy Howl-o-ween - SugarPea Designs


Hi ya everyone!
Today I'm sharing a Halloween creation using these cuties from SugarPea Designs.  I love this set, Monster Mash with matching dies that includes all the characters you see above, the sentiment and much more.  The pumpkins came from another SugarPea Designs set called Fall Fox.


I used the no lines coloring technique in which I stamped the images on XPress It paper with Angel Pink Memento ink.  The hills were cut with Stitched Hillside borders from Lawn Fawn.  The background web paper was from Echo Park called the Apothecary Emporium.  I inked the paper with Black Soot and Faded Jeans distress inks.  Lastly, I added the stardust stickles to the background for some stars!


I hope you enjoy my card.  Make sure to check out SugarPea Designs and all their adorable stamp sets!  I just love them.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Cream in My Coffee - Whimsy Stamps

Hi ya everyone!
Occasionally, I like to make a simple card that is a bit masculine.  I typically have a hard time with cards that are darker in color and have a more plain feel.  However, Whimsy Stamps has made that easy for me!!  For this card, I used the clear stamp set called Coffee Break.  I also used VersaMagic Chalk Ink and white paper.  That's pretty much it but for the circle surrounding the sentiment.
I stamped the beans and coffee rings in two brown colors, Jumbo Java (ironically) and Sahara Sand.  I stamped the coffee mug in Ocean Depth.  The sentiment was curved along the top of the circle cut (one of the GREAT things about clear sentiments) and stamped in the Jumbo Java.  This was such a fun card to make and simple too.  I didn't have the appropriate papers, so I made them!!!!

Check out Whimsy Stamps today!

Autumn Blessing Linen Tags - SugarPea Designs


Hi ya everyone!
Today, I'm sharing a little project I created for my Thanksgiving table.  Is it too early to be planning for Thanksgiving??  Well, maybe but it's my favorite day of the year.  I love having family around and being comfy in sweats and eating LOTs of good food.  So, I decided to spice up my dinner this year with these cute tags created using SugarPea designs clear stamp set, Indian Summer and the die cut, With Love Tag, also from SugarPea Designs.

I colored these cuties in my Copics.  You can see all the colors below. 


 I had so much fun coloring these little pumpkins.  SugarPea Designs has some of the most adorable stamps around, so you must check them out!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Make A Wish - Tiddly Inks Challenge, Anything Goes!

Hi ya everyone!
There's a new challenge at Tiddly Inks today.  Of course, as it's Tiddly Tuesday!  My favorite kind of challenge too, an Anything Goes.  That means you can make anything your heart desires and link it up to the challenge blog for a chance at some cute images just for you.  In my creation I used the adorable Amy and Her Mermaid Friends.
How cute is she?!  I love this mermaid set and thought it would be really cute for a birthday, so I paired a sentiment from Lawn Fawn set.  I colored her in my Copics of course and added a bit of Wink of Stella that's hard to see.
Make sure to head to the Tiddly Inks blog and create something for our challenge, Anything Goes.  Also, there are so many cute images and clear stamps that you can purchase from Tiddly Inks, go take a look.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

A Very Unicorn Birthday - Whimsy Stamps

Hi ya everyone!
I'm back today with a simple creation using the adorable Unicorn Magic by Kirsten Winkelbauer from Whimsy Stamps!  I love this image and thought it might be perfect for my 7yr. old daughters upcoming 8th birthday.

I used the following Copics to color the image:
Skin/Hair:  E000, E00, E11, E15, R20, R22, E70, E71, E74, RV11, RV14
Shirt:  B21, B24, B26
Unicorn:  C00, C1, C3, Y32, Y28, B21, B24, B26, RV11, RV13, RV14, YG03, YG05, YG09
Stars/Sky:  Y32, Y28, E15, BG0000, BG000
Once I finished coloring her I looked for plain papers that matched my image and layered a bluc and pink.  I finished the card off by using a number of different flowers and flourishes.  Lastly, I used my soft colored enamel dots, It's a Party, from Whimsy to add a pretty soft touch.
Make sure to check out Whimsy Stamps today!  Also, Whimsy is having an Anything Goes challenge so I linked up.  Make sure if you create something Whimsy you join this fun challenge!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

It Moose be Christmas - SugarPea Designs

Hi ya everyone!
What am I going to do?!  I am so addicted to these cute stamps from SugarPea Designs.  I combined two sets this time to create a wintery scene.  The first set is called Easily A'Moosed and includes the little moose.  The second set is called Merry Christmoose and includes the trees, snowflakes and sentiment.  I colored the scene in my Copics as follows:

Moose:  E70, E71, E74, E77 and E50, E51, E53, E55
Trees:  E70, E71, E74, E77, E50, E51, E53 E55 and G94, G99, G29
Snow/Sky:  BG0000, BG000, BG01, C00, C1, C3 and 0


I also stamped the snowflakes and embossed them with white embossing powder and stamped the sentiment in versafine black ink.  The last touch was to add a bit of Wink of Stella glitter pen and a bit of white gel to the cheeks and eye of the moose.
If you love these sets as much as I do, head over to SugarPea Designs!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Sweet Life - SugarPea Designs

Hi ya everyone!
Today I'm sharing a little card I made using the sweetest stamp set from SugarPea Designs called Pucker Up!  There are so many cute stamps that come with this clear polymer stamp set that you can go the lemonade route or the tea route.

I used stamped the little lemons with embossing ink and added white embossing powder on top.  After that I used my heat gun to set the embossing powder.  After cooling the embossing I used my Tim Holtz ink Mustard seed and worked it all over the lemons.  I colored the little pitcher with my Copics:
Lemonade:  Y11, Y15, Y19
Glass Pitcher:  B000, B01
Ice:  B21, B01
Heart:  R22, R24
Hands: C1, C3


I used a number of little beads and nail art pieces for the shaker part of this card.  

If you haven't checked out the adorable stamps at SugarPea Designs you must!!!  So much cuteness and they have dies and papers too.  One of my new favorite companies.

Last, I wanted to add this adorable card my daughter, Auden, made.  She loves messing around with markers and has used the ShinHan touch to color her witch and kitty.  The stamp is from Whimsy Stamps and called Boo to You.  

She'd love to hear your thoughts on her adorable card!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Halloween Kitty - Whimsy Stamps

Hi ya everyone!
I just finished this little card using the new red rubber stamp from Lee Holland called Kitten Halloween.  This stamp can be purchased from Whimsy Stamps right here.  I colored the kitty up in my Copics!
Copics used:
Kitty:  E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, R20, R22, W00, W1, W3, W5
Pumpkin:  YR00, YR12, YR15, YR18, W3, W5
Grass/Stem:  G94, G99 and G29
Sky:  B32, B34, B37, B39, 0 and Y15
Candy:  Y11, Y15, YR12, R24, R29
I used my 6x6 paper from Echo Park called I Love Family and backed it with Bazzill cardstock called String of Pearls.  Added a few buttons, twine, a bit of Wink of Stella and Sakura white gel pen and Glossy Accents, and was finished!

Make sure to check out the adorable new release at Whimsy stamps!  They have so many cute stamps.  I highlighted a few I received in the mail in my previous post.  Check it out if you get a chance.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

A Piggy Birthday!

Hi ya everyone!
Today, I'm sharing a cute little piggy card I made using the Sweet Treat stamp set from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  I colored them in my Copics after stamping them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colourful blending card.

Pigs:  RV00, RV10, RV11
Grass:  YG41, YG45, G29
Sky/Clouds:  BG0000, BG000, N0, N3
Balloon:  R32, R35, R37, B21, B24, B26, YG41, YG45, G29, Y11, Y15, BV01, BV02, BV08


Today, I created a video of a few new items I got in the mail...so called HAPPY MAIL!!!!  I want to start doing tutorials again and thought this was a great way to get the feel of things again.  If you'd like to check it out I'm embedding the video below.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A Happy Balloon! - Tiddly Inks


Hi ya everyone!
I just can't get enough of this adorable Molly from Tiddly Inks, called Molly Floats.  She's such a cutie.  Colored in my Copics and touched up with a few prisma colored pencils.
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E21, E15
Dress:  BV01, BV02, BV08 and purple prisma
Shoes: N0, N3, N5
Hair:  100, N9, N7, N5, N3 and white prisma
Balloons: BV01, BV02, BV08, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67, BG01, BG02, BG05 and BG07


I enjoyed adding little butterfly pins from Jillibean soup and some fresh enamel dots too.  The bubble die is from Simon Says Stamp called Pillow Talk.  I couldn't find the set that I bought years ago, but there are plenty of options here at Simon Says.


Don't forget!  If you are on Facebook and enjoy seeing my creations please join my page, Made for Creativity.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Too Cute Pumpkin - Tiddly Inks

Oooh, I can't wait for Halloween!!!  I love fall and all the gorgeous colors and the cooler weather.  When I think of fall I think of Tiddly Inks.  This is a digital image from Tiddly Inks (which also has an adorable witch) printed on Copic X-press it paper.  I colored up the adorable Pumpkin Molly in my Copics.
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E15, R20, R22
Pumpkin:  YR12, YR15, YR18, E19, R08, Y32, G94, G99
Shoes:  W1, W3, W5, W7
Hair:  YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
I also added a few touches of prisma colored pencils to the pumpkin and her hair.

I reached for my 6x6 Echo Park paper, I Love Family, for my pretty papers.  Added some cute embellishments and felt ready for fall.


Also, if blogging isn't your thing, but you enjoy my creations.  I now have a Facebook page specifically for crafters that don't like to read blogs!  Head over and check it out: Made for Creativity

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Let it Snow!

Is it a little early for snow??  I'm ready for the change in season but maybe winter is a bit of a stretch! I've been inspired by the number of winter/Christmas cards that are popping up in my feed.  I love the rubber stamp set Miss Anya Scarves from The Greeting Farm and decided to use this cutie for a no lines coloring go!  I believe it's a discontinued stamps set though.  Man, it is a difficult technique and I probably wouldn't recommend it for beginner Copic users.  However, it does teach you how to make sure your shading is appropriate, otherwise you get a large blob of color!!!

I stamped in my angel pink memento ink and colored her in the following Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11
Hair and Boots:  100, C7, C5, C3
Jacket and Scarve:  B93, B95, B97, B99 and B32, B34, B37, B39 and BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29

After coloring I fussy cut Anya and then designed the card around the theme of snowflakes.  I used Make It Crafty snowflake chipboard and embossed with platinum and silver embossing powder.  I used my stitched hillside dies from Lawn Fawn.  This card is a 5x5.

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.