Saturday, December 12, 2015

Very MERRY Christmoose!

Happy Weekend!!!

So excited that it's time for the...

There are some FABULOUS sponsors as there are for every hop! Ginormous kudos must definitely go to Amy & Chaitali (& the fab new design team!) for putting everything together and some amazing inspiration!

I combined forces and am also playing along with MFT's Sketch #258 for card!

I can't get enough of this sweet moose! This was the image that colored up the other day (that was too big for last week's sketch!), but just right for this week's!

Merry Christmoose!

I stamped the hot cocoa mug in the same set in Versamark ink, and colored them with colored pencils. I then inked the edges with white pigment ink (Hero Arts Unicorn White). The moose scene is colored using Copics, & I topped the tree off with some Wink of Stella!

Off to do (hopefully) finish off some more Christmas shopping and settle down with a big cup of coffee later to do some hopping!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holly Jolly Elfy Holiday!

It's time for a new challenge at Tiddly Inks!

Things are starting to get a little more festive around here! (now that there are finally more healthy people in my house than sick- I was outnumbered for a week!) and I've managed to start decorating my house little by little... hoping to pull out the tree today!

Anyway, on to the new challenge, this week's challenge is HOLLY JOLLY!

I used the new Elfy Holiday image for my card...

Holiday Cheer

I LOVED coloring this image- it was so much fun with all the gifts, and of course because it's Wryn and I *LOVE* her! I matched her with some patterned & glittered papers and added some stickles to some wood veneer embellies!

I'm also tossing this into Virginia's View's *last* (hopefully not really the last) challenge, because I really haven't played enough to have it be over! - All about Glitter!

Hope to see you join in the challenge- Check out all the details on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

ChristMOOSE Hugs!

Happy Saturday friends!

I'm slowly finding more time to get crafty since everyone in my house has been sick the last 2 weeks! (yuck!)

But after getting the Merry Christmoose stamp set from My Favorite Things I couldn't WAIT to get that adorable turtleneck wearing moose onto a card! & he was just a perfect fit for this week's new sketch challenge (#257)!

I had colored up a little scene the other night (you may have seen it on my Instagram) but my circle piece was too big for the sketch!  So here is what I did instead...

Moose Hugs

I stamped the stockings from the set (the mini star is from You're Super) in a random pattern in Versamark ink and highlighted them with a white colored pencil. Oh! I also pulled out some white Fun Flock for the brim & pom pom on his hat. & topped off the Christmas tree with some clear Wink of Stella!

Off to put up the Christmas decorations... Happy weekend!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November Birthdays

Happy December!

A little late to share these, but thought I'd pop in to share some cards I made for my nieces- they're both November babies!

Well, not really babies anymore... this was for my now *SEVEN* year old niece!
November bday girl

 She was "Where's Waldo" for Halloween this year and she just loved her costume and I thought this sweet girl from The Greeting Farm's Secret Santa kit was a perfect match with her striped hat!

& this one was for my *TEN* year old niece!

Happy SuperGirl

I also based this one off her Halloween costume, she was SuperGirl and because she's really been getting into superheroes this year too! For her card I decided to use the You're Super set from My Favorite Things, and the sentiment (both the diecut and and the stamp) are from Winnie & Walter- Happy cutaway & The Big, the Bold, & the Happy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Reindeer FUN!


I'm a little late with my post for Tiddly Inks this week... sorry!

Anyway, I'm back with the newest challenge over at Tiddly Inks! and it's ANYTHING GOES!

Going to make it quick and jump right to my cards- these are both the newbies that were just released...

Reindeer Kisses
Merry Christmas DEERie

and Reindeer Games!

reinDEER friend

Be sure to check out the details for the challenge and check out the rest of the design team's awesome creations all on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Happy {Christmas Foxy!} hello!

Hello again!

It's been a few days since my last post- but I'm still here! Coloring behind the scenes and just squeezing in time to put everything together. Things are about to get much crazier as the holidays creep closer too!

Anyway, while doing some blog reading, I came across the new challenge for Paper Smooches!

And the November challenge is GOLD! (I'm not usually a fan of gold.. but it's slowly growing on me, especially with all the fun embellishments and sparkly papers it's hard to resist!)

I pulled out this sweet Chilly Chums set that I surprisingly haven't inked up yet (til now!) and just had to use the lil chummy fox first...

Happy (foxy) hello

I stamped him on kraft card stock and my original plan was to just use copics, but when I used a white colored pencil for his face and tail, I found that I really liked the texture so I added a layer of colored pencil on top of his body & head- makes him look fuzzy and soft! I added gold with the diecut happy from the Birthday Words die set along with the gold glittered tag & sequins.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy almost Friday!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Oh Baby!

It's a new challenge day at Tiddly Inks! This week's challenge is BABY INKS!

This one was extra fun for me (well they all are but...) especially since I have a little on myself! My baby girl is 7 months old today! Time flies!

I decided to make a cute tag that I could use in her scrapbook (once I can actually get to it!) I used this adorable Baby Girl image...

Baby girl

I colored her some extra hair since my daughter has a ton! :)

There's also *NEW* images just released TODAY!!  I haven't gotten to all of them yet, but did manage to make a card with Angelic Wishes! She's just too cute and pretty so I kept my card very simple...

Tiddly Inks Angelic Wishes

You can find the rest of the new releases here:

Shy Violet
Elfy Holidays
Reindeer Games
Reindeer Kisses 

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's creations and join in the BABY INKS challenge!

I'm hoping to be back soon with some of the new images on cards- I have about half of them colored!

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Brewing Happy Birthday Wishes!

Hello again!

A friend of mine recently ordered a card for her daughter's upcoming birthday and requested a coffee themed one after seeing some of my posts from the last Coffee Lovers blog hop not too long ago.  Of course I jumped on the opportunity because coffee cards are just SO much FUN!!

So this card... could win an award for most products used on a single card- LOL!

I love piecing together different stamp sets to create my own sentiment and this one was definitely a fun one! How many different stamp companies can you spot?...

Brewing Happy Wishes

FIVE... yes 4 different stamp sets and a die cut went into making this card! The "brewing" is from Simon Says Stamps What's Brewing, the "happy" diecut is from Winnie & Walter, the mug is from Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte, the heart in the mug as well as the "birthday" is from Mama Elephant's Three Amigos, and finally the "wishes" is from Hero Arts Banners and Messages!


I'm also entering this card in the newest challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch! 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Tiddly Inks catch up!

Hello & Happy Friday!

Took an unexpected break from the blog (and crafting really...) for a few days- perhaps just recovering from all the Halloween hoopla! We definitely had a tons of fun celebrating my baby girl's first Halloween and collecting lots of candy of course! (You *may* have seen a pic I posted on Instagram of my family all in costume!)

Onto to my card for today, actually 2 because it looks like I forgot to share my card from a few weeks ago on here! OOPS!... I couldn't get enough of these sweet Mini & Many Friends from Tiddly Inks when I colored them during the 30 Day Coloring challenge!

I Miss You

What She Said...

I paired them both with some scraps of patterned paper in my stash and sentiments from Mama Elephant's Three Amigos set.

Be sure to check out more cute cards from the rest of the design team on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog and come back again next Tuesday for the next challenge!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Witches

Sneaking in another Halloween card before Saturday!

I'm joining in on the October Farm Fresh challenge on the TGF blog: Black, Orange & Purple! I finally got my hands on this *sweet* Hallo Witch from The Greeting Farm. (I've had my eyes on her every Halloween since she was released! LOL)

Halloween Witches

Again, I colored her up a few days ago since participating in Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge! I've been a bit behind the past few days but hoping to catch up with some new stamps that just arrived- Woohoo!

I'm also joining in on the fun at Simon Says Stamp for their Anything Goes Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Too Cute to SPOOK!

Happy Tuesday! & it's the LAST Tuesday of October! Can you believe how fast the year is flying by?!? (I certainly can't!)

Tuesday means it's time for a new challenge over at Tiddly Inks! & since Halloween is on Saturday... the challenge is SPOOKY DOOKY!

While I totally love Halloween... I'm not all about the scary stuff. (I'm a wimp! LOL) So on to my challenge card...

Too Cute to Spook

I used this cute Peekaboo Bugg and did some serious distress ink layering for the background. I masked a circle to create a moon and layered some night sky colors (broken china, seedless preserves, dusty concord) and swirled in a bit of clear wink of stella for a bit of a shimmer!

Hope to see you play along with us at Tiddly Inks! Check out all the deets on the Challenge blog!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Feeling FALLish!


I recently got my hands on the new Happy Harvest stamp from Lawn Fawn and couldn't WAIT to get it inked up! I actually made this card last week, but haven't had the chance to blog til now!

I had some fun with this set! I absolutely LOVE that scarecrow! I had colored him right when I received this set as apart of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge, (you may have see it on Instagram) I wanted to create a fun background using the other stamps... and this is what I came up with! I also used the Stitched Circle Tags die but just trimmed off the little hanger part.

Feeling Fallish

We visited a  pumpkin patch over the weekend too- so I'm feeling very fall-ish even if our weather doesn't say so! (we're still in the upper 80's here!)

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with the newest Tiddly Inks challenge!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cacti Wishes


Surprisingly, I was able to get some crafty time this weekend- doesn't usually happen often on the weekends!

Again, I was able to use an image I colored a few days ago (from Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Color Challenge) and put it on a card!

For those of you that don't know- I live in sunny Arizona, in a desert, so when Hero Arts came out with this cactus stamp set I knew I had to have it! AND then they came out with a holiday version with cacti decked out in Christmas lights! Since I haven't been able to get my hands on it (yet), I decided to create my own Christmas cacti!

Warmest Wishes

I stamped the cacti in green distress inks and colored with copics, I used the string of lights from Lawn Fawn's Baah Humbug to make them 'festive'! I'm pretty happy with how this turned out... can't wait to decorate some more! ;)

I'm entering this card into the Hero Art's October Holiday Cardmaking challenge!

Thanks for stopping by... will be back soon to share more cards!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Bunny

Can you believe that Halloween is in 2 weeks?!?  Are you all ready?

I colored this cute bunny from Lawn Fawn's Critters in Costume set the other day for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge (hosted by the fabulous Kathy Racoosin!) and just had to get him on a card! I put it together with the CAS(E) this Sketch #145 challenge

and came up with this...

Halloween Bunny

I always forget to pull out my lighter ink to do more no-line coloring, but I remembered the other day! The little bunny is stamped in Antique Linen and colored in copics. I also felt like getting inky since I had my distress inks out, the background is blended with Seedless Preserves, Broken China & Mowed Lawn. And the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

50th Anniversary!

Hello there!

I'm finally back after having my husband's family in town last week to celebrate my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary!  (which actually isn't until December, but it was best time for everyone to travel)

Anyway, I helped with the party decor by making some centerpieces for a few of the tables. I painted some small terra cotta pots gold, and planted succulents in them! (Have I mentioned that I love succulents?)

I finished them off with die cut tags (Hero Arts) and number dies (MFT) tied on some black twine.

and of course I had to make them a card too...
50th Anniversary

Keeping with the gold and black theme, I stamped the large flower from Avery Elle's Petals & Stems in gold and embossed. I used the 'happy' cutaways die from Winnie & Walter along with the anniversary sentiment from the Big, Bold & the Happy, and created a 'shadow' effect my layering the same die cut from black card stock. I tied in the same 50 number dies from the centerpieces in gold glitter card stock.

Hope to get to more crafting this week, but I have been coloring along (when I can) with Kathy Racoosin's newest 30 day coloring challenge and posting onto Instagram- check it out if you're not already joining in! Such an easy to squeeze in a bit of craftiness, even if it's not a complete card!

Until next time...

Friday, October 9, 2015

Happy Snail Mail!

Happy Friday Friends!

Just popping in to share a card I made using one of the NEW digis just released this week at Tiddly Inks-Snail Mail Wryn!

Happy Snail Mail

I paired it with a sentiment from Right at Home, Happy Mail!

Busy day today.. chat later!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

WCMD: Halloween Wishes

Happy World Card Making Day!

I usually don't get much time to get crafty on the weekends, but I made sure to squeeze in enough time for at least ONE card for WCMD!

After creating (& uploading to FB) my card from yesterday using the freebie from Simply Betty Stamps, I received another freebie- Dark Fairy Brittany!  Now, usually 'dark' images aren't really my thing... but she was fun to color!

SBS Dark Fairy

I added in some purple and aqua to lighten her up a bit.  I wanted my card to be pretty simple to keep the focus on the fairy. I stamped the background with a spiderweb image and layered on a few pieces of Halloween patterned papers. I remembered I had a stash of spider buttons and thought they were a perfect fit!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy October!

It's finally October which means Halloween is right around the corner!

Halloween is becoming one of my favorite holidays- I don't do the the scary-horror stuff, much more into the fun, cute & dress-up part of it! Think I love it more since having my kids- my son is SO excited! (now just to finish putting his costume together!)

Anyway, if you're not apart of the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends on Facebook- I suggest you check it out.  There's all kinds of fun going on over there!

This weekend there is some fun going on sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps- freebies involved! Starts off with this cute Little Pumpkin Lilly... if you complete a picture with her & upload it, you'll get another freebie! Hooray!

Since I loved the look of the copics on kraft, I decided to do it again!

Simply Betty Pumpkin Lilly

Finished it off by layering Halloween themed patterned papers, doily, burlap, and some twine!

Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I Love You & Coffee

Ok, back again (last time... for today!) Post #3 for me!

I'm just having too much fun with all these coffee cards! Surprisingly, at least for me, this is probably the most I've been able to participate compared to the previous hops!

A few weeks ago, I had colored this awesome coffee pot from Sweet Stamp Shop and stuck him on a little tag - my favorite one from Pretty Pink Posh (posted to my instagram) and finally managed to put it on a card! I found some cute Fall patterned paper scraps in my stash and made this card pretty simple.

Love You & Coffee

OK.. so I think that's it for me this time around for entries for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! (have you SEEN all the fabulous sponsors????) But it IS still early in the week...

Thanks for stopping by!

OH, the Places You'll Go!

I have a few more cards to share today- this is my 2nd post today! Please check out my first card for the Tiddly Inks Challenge HERE!

I've really been dying to play along with the now monthly challenges over at The Greeting Farm! I'm squeezing in just under the deadline for this month's 'Back to School' challenge!

I've had this sweet Oliver & Amelia- Little Dreamer set for what seems like forever and never inked it up til NOW! While it's still few years before my son goes to school (thank goodness- because I am SO not ready for that stage yet!) I had to use the lil Oliver! :)

TGF Back to School

I had this Dr. Seuss quote stamp laying around and thought it was a perfect fit!

I have one more card to post... coming soon...

Gettin' Krafty with Tiddly Inks!

Taking a break from my coffee cards to post the newest challenge over at Tiddly Inks!

Get Krafty!

Now... it really shouldn't be news that I love kraft- my cards always seem to have some item of kraft on them! For my card today, I decided to try something a little different and print my digi image directly on kraft cardstock!  I colored this adorable Wryn in the Fall image with copics and came up with this...

Krafty Tiddly Inks

Layered with some more krafty goodness called it done! :)

Hope to see you join in the kraft fun- check out all the details here!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Love you a LATTE!

I couldn't let the weekend go by without making *another* coffee themed card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I had this idea pop in my head late (always late) last night and could finally put the finishing touches on it this morning!

I think this one shouts a little more fall... (now, if only the weather would get the hint!)

Love you a LATTE

I stamped the mug from Simon Says Stamp's What's Brewing?, randomly stamped some "falling" leaves (from Lawn Fawn)- colored with copics and topped with some Wink of Stella. I ink splattered my white cardbase with various Distress Inks, layered a woodgrain embossed piece with a kraft doily and thought it was still missing something... so out came the gold paper and love diecut from Winnie & Walter!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cream in my Coffee

Woohoo!  Happy Friday and Happy Fall Coffee Lover's blog hop day!

I have a few cards in mind for the hop, but this is the first one I've been able to finish so far. I used this sweet Cocoa Wishes (but made her cocoa into coffee!) from Tiddly Inks, so cute & definitely one of my favorite Tiddly images!

Oh, and since it's not *that* cold here... we're still hanging onto 100 degree weather (yuck) so I colored her ear muffs into headphones... she's enjoying her cup of joe while listening to some tunes! :) But I did incorporate some fun fall-ish colors!

Cream to my coffee

I stamped the background with stamps from Lawn Fawn (Love You a Latte), and the sentiment is one from Hero Arts (Need Caffeine), I had just masked and stacked it instead of leaving it long.

Have a fabulous weekend! & happy hopping!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Krafty Birthday Wishes

When everyone in my house is asleep... mama gets crafty! Last night was no exception... it was late, but I still wanted to play, and I had this idea in my head I had to get down on paper!

When I saw that AEI♥U's newest challenge was Non-White Card Base I had to play along!

For me, when I thought non-white- Kraft cardstock is the first thing that popped into my head!  So my Avery Elle stash is still growing (not fast enough...) but I love using this Petals & Stems set with pigment inks on Kraft!

Kraft birthday

I stamped the sentiment, flower, leaves & berries with white pigment ink (Hero Arts Unicorn White) on my favorite tag die (Pretty Pink Posh) then using some fantastix dabbed colors using Memento Luxe pigment inks (Pear Tart, Lilac Posies) on top of the white. Finished off with some sequins, a bright doily and called it done!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy *almost* Friday!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Owl Always Love You ♥

When I was playing around with my stamps trying to come up with something for the Lawnscaping Texture Challenge...

 I had an idea that came together better in my head than on actual paper! I came up with my first card here instead. I had some time today while the my kiddies nap to make my original idea come to surface! Since I still had Critters in the Forest out on my desk, I came up with this...

Owl Always Love You

If you *really* want to know- here is what I did to make it...
- Embossed the card base using wood grain embossing folder
- Masked a small circle on white card stock, stamped Woodgrain Backdrops (& also on some kraft)
- Stamped the owl in the circle, colored him with Copics and die cut the larger circle.
- Mounted the circle like a 'spotlight on top of the kraft wood grain 'tree',

But then couldn't come up with a sentiment! After flipping through my stamps I decided to piece together my own!
The "owl" is from Winter Owl, the "always" was stamped from Claire's ABCs, and finally the "Love You" is from Love You Tons!

Thanks for reading THIS far!

Baked with ♥

It's Tuesday and time for another NEW Tiddly Inks Challenge! This week we're challenging you to think *outside* the square and create a card (or project) that has no squares!

I used this sweet Bake Me Some Love Wryn, to make a circle card tag to go along with some sweet fresh baked goods!

Baked with Love

I accessorized with cookies and sentiment from Lawn Fawn (Milk & Cookies, Baked with Love)

Hope to see you play along with us at Tiddly Inks!

Monday, September 14, 2015


No cheers for it being Monday already... but cheers to what appears to be summer weather here (in AZ) finally on it's way OUT! One can only take so many days of 100+ degree days!

Anyway, I'm not here to talk about the weather but to share with you another card I made for the Card Design Superstar contest going on at My Favorite Things!

This time I went with these oh so sweet Penguins in Paradise!


I randomly stamped and white heat embossed the fancy cocktail drink and hibiscus stamps from the set before assembling my card.  If the tag looks familiar to those that follow me on Instagram, it was also one I had created/colored during Kathy Racoosin's last 30 Day Coloring Challenge- anyone else excited for the next one to start next month???


Sunday, September 13, 2015


Popping in to share a card I created for the newest Lawnscaping Challenge: TEXTURE!

In case you haven't noticed I'm totally obsessed with cute critters... especially foxes! Since fall is *just* around the corner, it makes me want to pull out all the cute woodland critters in my stash.  It's been awhile since I inked up the fox from the Critters in the Forest set- so this was a perfect time!

I also happened to make a stop at Target the other day, and found this awesome burlap ribbon in their dollar spot- it was meant to be!

Hey Foxy

I love all the dimension just the little strip of burlap gives! I also added some diecut felt clouds to soften up the image too. It's hard to see, but I added glossy accents to the mushrooms & the foxy is popped up an extra layer too.

Thanks for stopping by today- hoping to squeeze in some more crafty time today while the kiddies nap & the hubs is in football land! (anyone else *not* a football fan? LOL)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Gnomie Hello!

When I saw that MFT was having their Card Design Superstar contest I knew I had to play along!

I'm still totally in love with these little gnomes in the You Gnome Me set! I'm pretty sure I had colored this during Kathy Racoosin's last 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

I also used the sketch 245 (roughly) for the shaker on my card...

and put on a regular A2 sized instead of making the whole card a square to show off more of the fabulous woodgrain background!

Gnomie Hello

Thanks for stopping by!

Get crafty & enjoy your weekend! :)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Just rollin' by!

Happy Friday!

I took a short break from scrapbooking (ha!) to make a couple of cards... I decided to make some cards for my two youngest nieces "just because!"

They've recently been really into rollerskating/blading and when I picked up this Wryn Skater Girl image from Tiddly Inks, I thought it'd be PERFECT for them!

This first one for my somewhat-girly tomboy niece...

Skater girl pink

and this one for her sister, who loves orange and rainbows!

Skater girl orange

Can't wait for the weather to finally cool down around here so they can skate more!

Happy skating!