Wednesday, September 28, 2016

You're my favorite blogger!

Please tell me that I'm not the only one who prints out digi stamps and doesn't use them all right away so then you end up with a stack of them waiting to be used! I decided to take a few days and color up a few from the rather large, daunting stack!

This cute digi is from Whimsie Doodles and is called Blogger Girl. I decided that this card is dedicated to YOU! Yup, you there reading this! You know you're my favorite! 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Stamps~ Whimsie Doodles-digi- Blogger Girl,
Cardstock~ SU Pacific Point,
Designer Paper~ My Mind's Eye-Collectable-Notable
Other Goodies~ copics, La La Land Tabs Border die, rhinestones, glossy accents, Clear Wink of Stella,

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sending you Sparkles!

Today I'm sharing a card that uses a set designed by The Greeting Farm for Simon Says Stamp. It's called Mini Pony Party and was for their STAMPtember! Unfortunately it's already sold out but who knows, maybe there will be more pony and unicorn sets in the future at The Greeting Farm!! {wink, wink}

Have a happy day!!

Stamps~Simon Says Stamp- Mini Pony Party,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pacific Point, 
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress-it, SU Pacific Point, SU Whisper White,
Designer Paper~
Other Goodies~ copics, Wink of Stella Gold pen, SU Banner Triple Punch, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder, Stardust Stickles, asst. rhinestones

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Have a Cozy holiday!

I was so excited to get my first clear stamp set from Power Poppy. My wishlist is a mile long so I pretty much just did eeny-meany-miney-mo to choose the first one to order and I ended up with Cozy Cupfuls! I know, I was shocked it was a holiday/winter set too! LOL! 

I think it's such a neat set and had to ink it up right away. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness to share!! Have a super happy day!!

Stamps~ Power Poppy- Cozy Cupfuls,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crumb Cake,
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress-it,
Designer Paper~ Memory Box-Spiceberry
Other Goodies~ copics, MFT Stitched Oval STAX, La La Land Crafts Stitched Nested Circle Dies, La La Land Small Scallops border, SU Metal Rimmed Pearls, glossy accents

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Let It Be Take 2

After I played along with Power Poppy's Color Outside the Lines mini challenge, (you can see that post HERE!) I just *had* to color it up again, inside the lines.

I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed coloring this. I took my time, didn't rush and enjoyed the process. It was good for me. I may have even caught myself smiling! 

I know that I'll be asked the copic colors I used for the leaves so I actually remembered to leave the copics out so I could list them, usually I forget. I'll put them at the end of this post.

I'm not going to lie, I love how this turned out! I don't know if I want to give it to anyone or not!

Have the most fabulous day!! It's the first day of autumn so that makes me super happy!! Now if the weather could realize to shut off the summer weather and turn on the autumn weather!! 

Stamps~ Power Poppy-digi-Let It Be,
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress-it, SU Delightful Dijon, SU Old Olive,
Designer Paper~
Other Goodies~ copics

Copic colors used for the leaves~ E30, E31, YG03, YG17, YG67, YR24, YR04, R56

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Let It Be

I have really fallen in love with Power Poppy stamps lately. I haven't had a chance to color up many of the gorgeous stamps but I've been following their blog faithfully and playing along with their new mini challenges each week.

This week's mini challenge really is a challenge to me! It's Color Outside the Lines-Whatever that means to you! You can read about it HERE!

I'm an orderly kinda gal. I like my images all colored in and blended--every.single.part and I like things, well all put together in order. I thought about this challenge for a good while and then decided to just dive in.

I used the free download, Let It Be, for my creation today. I had originally planned on using my copics so I had printed it out on copic paper but then decided to use my Zig Clean Clear markers. They don't really blend on this paper so that just added to the challenge I feel. I just "let it be". I just started by laying down colors, not in any order and not leaf by leaf like I normally would do. It about killed me to leave the letters blank, although looking at them, I see I did go over the lines on a few of them--and look at that, I didn't fix them!

I thought about making a card out of the image when I was done but again decided to "let it be". I'm going to put it on my bulletin board in my craft room to remind myself that it's okay to color outside the lines!

Okay, I'll admit it. This was a very good exercise for me. To not worry about it being "just so". To just color, to have fun. Thanks so much, Marcella for the challenge!

Stamps~ Power Poppy-digi-Let It Be,
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress-It, 
Designer Paper~
Other Goodies~ Zig Clean Color markers,

I'll be your up when you're feeling down

You guessed it! Another card using the super cute Bella & Friends stamp set. You can see the other two cards I've made with this set HERE & HERE

Today my card is not a strictly Stampin' Up card. I love the flexibility of all of SU products--you can use only their products and create awesome things or you can mix and match with products you may already own!!

I had to break out my copics for this sweet pair of friends. Somehow I don't think a puppy would stay still enough to be flown by a balloon but maybe! 

Have a wonderful day!! I'll be back soon with some more crafty goodness!

Stamps~ SU-Bella & Friends,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black,
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress-it, SU Pool Party
Designer Paper~ SU-retired Cherry on Top,
Other Goodies~ copics, nestabilities, SU retired Bitty Banner Framelits-on clearance NOW!, Taylored Expressions Cloud Duo dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, 

Monday, September 19, 2016

You've got a friend in me.

How many of you have seen Toy Story? How many of you sang the title in Woody's voice? I heard they are making a 4th Toy Story. I'm not sure how I feel about that, it could be good or maybe they've done all they can with Woody and the gang?

Alright now that I've gone on a little ramble there, let's get to today's card! I used the super cute Bella & Friends stamp set again. This set is too cute so I figured I'd make several cards with it before I move on to something else fun!

Today I used Bella and her friend turtle for my image. So darn cute!! It has been fun to try different coloring methods other than always grabbing for the copics. I still have a bit to learn as this turned out a bit on the dark side but I still think it's cute. I used a waterbrush and ink refills for the sky and Bella. The turtle and grass were done using the Stampin' Write markers. 

One of the things I love about Stampin' Up is that they take the guess work out of matching inks, papers, ribbons, etc. They tell you what colors work with the designer paper and then you just grab them and go!! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I used a sketch from a site that is no longer active, The Sweet Stop.

I'm also excited to share that I was offered a position as a part-time teller at US Bank on Friday and I accepted the offer! I will start training on October 3! I'm super excited to start a new work chapter in my life!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here soon with more craftiness to share!!

Stamps~ SU Bella & Friends,
Ink~ SU Archival Basic Black, SU Calypso Coral,
Cardstock~ SU Whisper White, SU Pool Party,
Designer Paper~ SU A Little Foxy,
Other Goodies~ SU Smoky Slate Ink Refill, SU Soft Sky reinker, waterbrush, SU Stampin' Write markers- Tip Top Taupe, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Always Artichoke, SU Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon, SU Subtles Enamel Shapes,


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