Thursday, June 29, 2017

Snow Days

I've never been skiing or snowboarding in my life. And I don't think I'm missing anything. I had so much fun creating the card below, using Kraftin' Kimmie's Snow Days. I'm entering it into the Krafty Guest Contest as my second entry. I completely agree with the sentiment, and the look of fear on my girl's face.

I colored her up with my Copics, and used a photography technique for the background snowflakes. I think it makes the world look like a fairy land.

Here's my card recipe:
face - E13, 11, 21, 00, 51, 50, R20
hair - E70s
outfit - RV66, 52, 50, 000
oranges - YR04, l4, 00
other: background inks are a mix of Stampin Up's Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, and Island Indigo. I also used my Spica clear glitter pen for the fluffy ball on her hat. Makes it sparkle so pretty!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Beach Babe

Today I'm sharing a card I made for Wryn Beach Babe. She so looked like she needed to go to the beach, so now she's there, and very happy too! I paired her with some fun accessories from Wryn's Beach Accessories. Everything in these sets flows together so well, even the great font for the sentiment. I decided to add a bit of summer fun funk and give Wryn raspberry-tipped hair. I think she likes it.

I used my Copics to color up Wryn and her crabby and seashell buddies, and had to give her a sparkling sea. So, I used my Twinkling H2Os (in Mystique, Raspberry Wine, and Sea Spray) for the water.  Here's a pic I took in direct sun so you can hopefully see the full effect of the shimmer better:

I'm entering this card as my third (and final) entry into the TiddlyInks DT call. While only one entry was needed to enter the contest, I wanted to give the judges a good sampling of my work. I would really like to be a part of this design team. My other entries can be found here: Card 2 and Card 1. Wish me luck!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Text Me Anya

I'm in love with Text Me Anya and the endless possibilities for pairing her with accessories (not only with a cellphone). Today I've colored her up with her little pup. I imagine them out for a sunny walk. Funny, when you put her with her puppy, it looks like a completely different stamp set! I love the versatility. The puppy (ca-yoot!) is from a retired Greeting Farm set, Pretty Hat.

Here's what I used to color them up:
skin - E15, 13, 11, 21, 00, 51, 50, R20
hair - E59, 57, 55, 53, 51
top - R02, 11, 12, 01
skirt - B99, 37, 95, 91
shoes - R24, 22, 20
doggie - W7, 5, 3, 1, E44, 43, 42, 40

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Greeting Farm June Farm Fresh Challenge
7 Kids Challenge #9

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Eggcellent News

This card makes me smile every time I look at it. I absolutely love Wryn, and all the adventures she gets into. For this design, I printed out Wryn - Eggcellent News, one of the many adorable "Wryns" available from Tiddly Inks. This card is my second entry for the Tiddly Inks DT call. You can find my first card here and my third card here.

Christy's artwork is so delightful and whimsical, I wanted to make sure to do this little girl justice on the "whimsy" part. So, I kept the card one-layer simple, and added lots of white gel pen highlights. I kept my embellishments to a couple strands of twine, included some water spots and distressed the chocolate chip background paper to add a bit of vintage feel.

Here's my recipe list:
Hair - 100, W10, 7, 5, E74, 70
Skin - E04, 11, 00, 51, 50, R20
Eggs - BG07, 05, 02, 01, B000, BG0000
Branch - E47, 27, 15, 23, 34, 31
Nest - E99, 97, YR24, 23, Y35
Leaves - YG17, 13, 09, 06, 11
Dress - R89, 29, 27, 24
Other: tumbled glass and antique linen distress inks
Sentiment and extra leaves are by me.

I'm also entering this design in the Tiddly Inks Challenge #202 for this month.

Thanks for popping by today! Have a wonderful whimsical day!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Little Fairies

Itty-bitty stamps are the best, especially when they have coordinating dies! This is a card I made awhile back with Little Fairies by The Greeting Farm. I love piecing together a complete picture out of tiny pieces, so this was a joy to create.

I added some shimmer with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolors. And, the sentiment is my own :)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

You're Nifty

Today I'm sharing a card I absolutely L-O-V-E using You're Nifty by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I tried to give this fun ice cream date a bit of a retro feel, and I hope you like it as much as I do!

Yes...I fussy cut that entire image one piece!

There are several layers to this card, so here's a side view:

Just love that shiny background paper. I purchased it at JoAnn Fabrics (in store). It's in a big paper stack that contains images of ice cream, donuts, dill pickles, bacon, hot dogs, and tacos :)

For the colors I used:
Skin - (girl) E04, 11, 21, 00, 51, 50, R20, (boy) E23, 11, 21, 00, 51, 50, R20
Hair - (girl) E44, 43, 42, 04, (boy) E37, 19, 08, 21
Boy's shirt - BG07, 05, 02, 01
Boy's pants - E29, 27, 25, 23, 21
Boy's shoes - 100, C09, 07
Girl's skirt and shoes - E37, 35, 33, 31
Girl's top - YG17, 14, 12
Girl's sweater, bow, socks - R39, 85, 83, 31
Furniture - R89, 29, 27, 24, 100, C09, 07, 05, 02
Ice cream - R24, 22, 21, 20

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Molly my Sweet

Hi, today I've made a card for you using the darling Molly My Sweet by TiddlyInks. I think all of the Molly's are just sweet.

I'm entering this card in the DT call for TiddlyInks stamps. You can find the link to the call here. I'm so excited for this DT call - TiddlyInks is my FAVORITE. If I was a stamp, I'd be a TiddlyInk :)

Molly was telling me she'd like to be in an old-fashioned sweet shop in this scene, so I picked some striped paper from my stash and that luscious digital Yummy Paper Set, full of cupcakes and pies, over at TiddlyInks. The digital paper was the perfect touch for a feel of old-world whimsy.

I added a bit of Spica glitter pen to both the cupcakes (in buttercup) and the hem on the dress (in clear silver) to add some sparkle. Here's a close-up view:


After-posting note: I ended up with multiple entries for the DT call, so here is the link for my second card and here is the link for my third card.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sleeping Cutie

This sweetie love bug is called Sleeping Cutie and she was part of the Whimsy Stamps new release last month. I colored her up using a no-lines technique...not too simple on this image, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out! I really enjoy hand lettering, so instead of using a stamped sentiment, I provided my own.

And...once again I did not record my Copic colors. Argh! I hope you enjoy this pretty little girl nonetheless.

Have a lovely day, and thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Angel Wings

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the cute Angel Wings by C.C. Designs. They used to also sell a die that cut out the angel and some cute hearts, which I also used in my card.

Just love her to pieces! Here's my recipe:

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone Distress inks
Skin - E23, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E21, E27, E29
Wings - W5, W3, W1
Hearts - R89, R29, R27, R24, R81, R83, R85
Dress - forgot to record colors (sorry!)
Other: white gel pen, Spica black glitter pen
Sentiment by me!

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Friday, June 9, 2017


Just love this little girl I picked up from The Greeting Farm. Her name is Sass, and she's perfect for so many designs with attitude!

 Here's the recipe I used for my girl:
Hair - E31, 33, 35, 37
Skin - E04, 11, 21, 00, 000
Top - RV02, 04, 06
Black - 00, C9, 7, 5, 4
Jeans - B37, 34, 32
Other: Spica glitter pens for pink of vest and shoelaces, Twinkling H20's for balloon (so shiny!)

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017


I'm back from my long break, and I'm happy to say that I've figured out how to make a watermark-kinda-thingy, so no more posts without those! That is pretty much why I took my break to begin with.

Here is today's post. I'm in love with the Elisabeth Bell range over at Whimsy Stamps. To me, these are just so cute, classic, and they remind me of all good things as a child.

I inked up Sun Kissed, colored her with my copics, and used some Bo Bunny papers for the background.
I forgot to mark down the colors I used for this little lady, but next time, I promise!

I'm entering her in the following challenges:

7 Kids Challenge blog, anything goes!
Whimsy Stamps challenge, anything goes with a twist of flowers.

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