Sunday, September 24, 2017

Here Comes Santa - Watercolor Change Up and SugarPea Designs

Hi ya everyone!  Occasionally, I'll put down my Copics and try something new.  I love painting, but find it sort of cumbersome just because there is so much to clean up.  However, I think Distress Inks make things easier.  I simply stamp them onto an acrylic block and use my watercolor brush.  I stamped these cute images from SugarPea Designs.  The trees and snowflakes are from Merry Christmoose and the santa and sentiment is from Here Comes Santa Clause.
I really like the watercolor look, but I really need to work on the technique.  I used the following items for this card:
Watercolor Paper
White emboss powder
Veramark ink
Distress Inks

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Let It Snow Pop-Up - Lawn Fawn

Hi ya everyone!  I have wanted to join a Simon Says Challenge for awhile and I'm finally getting to it!!!  They have a fun one right now, Pop It Up.  I wanted to make this cute scalloped pop-up box from Lawn Fawn and this was the perfect opportunity to get started.  My sister over at Everyday Expressions gave this to me as a gift!  If you've never been to her blog, you really should.  She is so creative and has such an eye for gorgeous color combinations!  I also used the cute older stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Critters In the Arctic.
Did you know if you join this challenge you could win a $50 gift voucher?!  I would love that!  How generous of Simon Says!  You only have three days left to join, so better get creating! 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sparkle the Elf - Whimsy

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I took a bit of a risk with this card.  I colored up this adorable Whimsy Stamps called Christmas Elf by the talented Crissy Armstrong...and if you color, you know that once you have an image you like, you don't want to do anything to mess it up. 

And he's cute, am I right?  I love him...then I decided to sketch out a tree to put next to him.  I don't know, I think if I played with it some more, added more depth and more some darker greens, I would like it more.
I went ahead and added a bit of a snowy background and some clouds in the sky. In addition, I used the Sparkle sentiment from Whimsy dies called, Wonderland die set.  I love these sentiments, they are easy to pop on and look so cute with the elf.  More plaid paper too :)  I promise next week will have a few cards without plaid.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Moose Wonderland - Whimsy Stamps

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I wanted to share a Whimsy creation.  I love this new red rubber stamp called Merry Moose-mas.  He's so cute and I loved coloring him with my Copics.  I used E70 series for his body and the E50 series for his snout and antlers.
I also used the new die set called Wonderland Word Die Set.  I cut the wonderland out twice, once in Kraft and once in black cardstock so that I could layer the two.  I think it makes the word really stand out.
I added a bit of sparkle and put everything on this cute plaid paper!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In Everything Give Thanks - Stampingbella

 Hi ya everyone! Have you been able to check out all the adorable new stamps from Stampingbella for fall?  I am in love with all of them!  I picked this cutie up, Tiny Townie Layla Loves Fall, from 7 Kids.  I loved the quick shipping and how sweet, Kelly the owner is!  I colored her up in my favorite fall Copics.

 Also, like I said in my post from yesterday, you might get tired of plaid this year from my cards, but that Lawn Fawn plaid paper is just too cute!!

I added a bit of bling to the bottom for a little extra something! 7 Kids is also having a challenge, Anything Goes.  So make sure to head over and join, I know I am!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

From Our Home to Yours - Lawn Fawn Challenge

I love love love the new Winter Village stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I couldn't resist picking up this cute little set and a ton of their plaid papers!  I think they are adorable and in so many colors and varieties, I couldn't resist and I got them all!  I colored the little village images in my Copics.

I used the black Lawn Fawn ink that's safe for Copics.  This was my first run with that ink and I liked it.  No problems with my Copics.  I used the fall paper from Lawn Fawn called Perfectly Plaid Fall.  Lawn Fawn also has a very cute challenge happening right now using fall colors!  You can find that challenge HERE.

Kindness is Contagious - Whimsy Fundraiser

Hi ya everyone!
Today, I am sharing something special.  The wonderful owner of Whimsy Stamps, Denise, is putting together a stamp set to help those in Florida affected by the hurricane.  Many parts of Florida were devastated and people need help to rebuild. When you pre-order the stamp set, Helping Hands, below you will be directly contributing to charities in need. 

*PREORDER - Helping Hands
I created a little note card set with two of the stamps in this set.  The sentiments allow for a quick and simple way to create sweet cards with little to no work.  It's a great set for making thank you notes or teacher cards.  

Please, if you want to help those in Florida and receive an adorable stamp set from Whimsy, head to the shop now and pre-order yours today!

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!