Monday, September 26, 2016

LDRS Creative *NEW* Release!


Super excited to share today... there's a NEW release happening over at LDRS Creative! There are NINE new products and everything is available in the shop right now!!

For my first card (come back tomorrow to see more!) I used this adorable Nesting stamp.


After coloring with copics, I fussy cut her out, die cut a few Basic Stitched Flags, and used the NEW Peaceful Dove Edge die as an embosser to create my background (I added a few strokes of copic to make it stand out a bit more).  The sentiment is also from a new Christmas stamp set to be released soon- They're going to be featured on the Home Shopping Network on October 5th, and *only* available there... stay tuned for more details!

skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
hair: C3, 100
nest/birds: E53, E55, E57, YG17; B05, G05, B37; R37
scarf/sweater: R46, R59, R89, Y17, Y26, Y28; W3, W5, W7

Be sure to head over the LDRS Creative blog, and leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the shop and to see some seriously awesome inspiration from the rest of my teammates!

AND we're also celebrating the release over on the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook group- so be sure to join (if you're not already a member) and play along! I hear there are more prizes to be won there too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Coffee & Donuts

I'm back again with my second & last (sniff sniff) post as a guest designer over at Butterfly Reflections, Ink!

I decided with the Coffee Lovers Blog hop going on- I thought it would be appropriate to make another coffee card ;)  (& since Butterfly Reflections, Ink is one of the many sponsors for the hop!)

On to my card...

I used the sweet Big Bold Brew & Say Yes to Donuts stamp sets from Neat & Tangled... I had been eyeing them forever and finally got my hands on them!

Coffee & Donuts

I colored them with my trusty copics, fussy cut them out, added some foam tape and stuck them on some white cardstock and fussy cut them out again for some extra dimension. I dug through my stash of patterned papers and found these fall-ish colors and arranged them randomly to fit in the bottom corner. Added the cute coffee & donuts kids, the sweet sentiment, stickles for the rainbow donut sprinkles, and finished it off with faux white stitching to tie everything together.

skin: E000, E00, E21, R01
hair (boy): E44, E47, E49; (girl): E25, E27, E29
mug: B02, B12, B14, B16
coffee: E70, E74, E77
pants: W3, W5
shoes: N5. N7
donut: E31, E33, E35; R81, R83, R85
bow/pants: R17, R37, R89

Big thanks again to Vanessa and the Butterfly Reflections, Ink crew for having me apart of the team this month!  Hope to join them again sometime... Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Scarecrow Coffee

Happy Saturday!

It's that time of year again... time for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

The first day of Fall rolled around a few days ago, and it actually feels like it around here... (aka it's no longer 100*F degrees!)

I got this idea in my head and couldn't let it go til I had it down on a card...

Scarecrow Coffee

I mean... scarecrows need coffee too, right? All that hard work they do guarding the crops and you have to think that they're big pumpkin spice latte fans!

I pulled out this adorable Happy Harvest stamp set and went to town stamping the background with pumpkins- at first I was going to leave them as is in the Versamark ink, but I added a few swipes of copics to add more interest.  Mr. Scarecrow just had to have a big coffee cup and the one from the Love You a Latte set was a perfect fit! After masking the scarecrow, I stamped (& double stamped) a few stalks of corn using the Hero Arts green Ombre ink, die cut it using the Stitched Circle tags, and added a couple of pumpkins to finish off my little fall scene.

Hoping to get a few more cards in for the hop this week!

scarecrow face: E13, E31, E35, R20, Y32
clothes: B91, B93, B95, BG13, BG72, BG75
hat: E31, E34, E35; BG13, BG72, BG75
straw: E31, Y35, Y38
pumpkins: YR12, YR14, YR16, YG63, YG67
coffee cup: C1, C3, E40, E41, YR12, YR14

Thanks (a latte) for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mermaid to be...

Yes... I'm back with *another* mermaid card... are you tired of them yet? Yeah- me either! LOL- there's just so many fabulous little mermaids out there, I can't get enough of them!

I'm sharing today a card I made for the newest ANYTHING GOES challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog!

I used this awesome Wryn the Mermaid digi...

Mermaid to be..

I kept my card simple to let her shine as the focus on the card. I blended some blues and aqua distress inks onto an embossed background and adhered her with foam tape. Added a sweet sentiment from The Greeting Farm onto a flag die by Creative Basics.

skin: E000, E00, E21, R20
hair: RV14, RV17, RV19
top: V12, V15
tail: B02, B05, G05, B37
stars: Y13, Y15, Y17

Hope to see you join in the Tiddly Inks fun! Check out the Challenge Blog for all the details- and more awesome inspiration from the rest of my Tiddly teammates!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

You Are My Sunshine


We're having some fun over on the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook page this weekend- Power Poppy is sponsoring a coloring contest, having a sale, and prizes!

For my card, I used the Sunshine of my Life digi... I just LOVE sunflowers, they scream fall to me (and well summer too, since that's when we have them growing in our garden)!

Sunshine of my Life

I die cut the sunflower image using the Fancy Rectangles & Layers die- luckily I sized my image just right! :) The sentiment that comes with the image is cut from a Basic Stitched Flag die. Mounted all of that onto an embossed card base using the Picnic Quilt embossing folder- EVERYTHING by Creative Basics!

The digi image set I used is apart of the current sale is a bundle pack- FIVE digis together for an outstanding price! Check it out here!

red sunflowers: R24, R46, E18, E19
yellow sunflowers: Y06, Y15, Y38, YR23
orange-y sunflowers: Y13, Y15, Y17, YR04
vase: C1, C3, R17, R37, R89

Hop on over to the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group and join if you're not already a member!

Thanks for stopping by... Happy Saturday!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Blossom Girls


I'm back on the LDRS Creative blog today sharing my latest project! I had been dying to color these sweet Blossom Girls since I first got them back in July and finally got the chance to now... BUT I couldn't decide on which one to use first, so what did I do???

I used all FOUR of course!!

Blossom Girls box 1

Blossom Girls box 2

I remembered having the template for this trapezoid box waaay back when- from an old Paper Crafts magazine.. dug it out and with some trial & error remembered how to make it again!

I colored each of the girls in their own style, but kept a similar color scheme overall... Each girl is also mounted with foam tape on top of a Stitched Flag die cut from Creative Basics. I also added a sentiment below each girl from this Amazing Girls sentiment set. And finally, added a thin wavy border (from this die cut) along with some lacy trim to finish off the top.

Here's a close up of each of the girls, along with the copic colors I used for each...


skin: E000, E00, E11, R01, R22; hair: C3, 100; eyes, E35; clothes: BG11, BG13, BG15, Y06, Y15, Y38, W3, W5; purse: RV14, RV17, RV19, W3, W5


skin: E00, E93, V12, R22; hair: E35, E37, E39, E29; eyes: E23; clothes: RV14, RV17, RV19


skin: E000, E00, E21, R20, R22; hair: E25, E27, E29, YR23; eyes G21, G24; clothes: BG11, BG13, Y06, Y15, Y38, YR23, W3, W5; flowers: C0, C1, Y06, Y15.


skin: E11, E33, E51, R22; hair: E44, E47, N9, YR23; eyes: B01, B05; clothes: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, RV14, RV17, RV19; Y06, Y15.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Waving Hello!!!


I'm excited to be posting today because I'm guest designing at Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog this month!

With the start of September, (& Labor Day here in the states) it *usually* signifies the end of summer... but since I live in Arizona, and it's still HOT and likely will be for another month or two... (blech!) I thought mermaids would be appropriate!

I mean how can you now love these sweet Little Mermaids from The Greeting Farm! Nothing says summer like mermaids, right?

Waving Hello

To create my little underwater scene, I die cut a circle and used Distress Inks to blend together some watery colors (Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Tea Dye & a touch of Ground Espresso).  I colored the elements from the stamp set using Copic Markers-of course! Fussy cut them out and traced the outer edge in black. I played with the arrangement for a bit before I decided to adhere them to the circle and popped up a few using foam tape to add more dimension. I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder with Versamark ink. Finally, I adhered the circle piece to my embossed card base (with this embossing folder), with craft foam, added some shimmer using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear.

Here's a closer look to see the dimension and shimmer...
Close up mermaid

skin: E000, E00, E21, R20
hair: B16, B37, 100
star/bikini top: R32, R35
tail: B05, G05, B37
seaweed: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49
fish: B14, B16, C1, C3, R32, R35, R37
castle: E31, E33, E35

Thanks for stopping by & I hope this gives you some inspiration to start off your week!