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August 20, 2014

Krafty Guest Challenge

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is having another Krafty Guest challenge and I am going to throw my hat in the ring! I just got a couple of new goodies from Kraftin' Kimmie, so I was very excited to get a chance to play with them.

I used a Rochelle Anne Miller set called I {heart} You.  This little bunny is so adorable!  It is colored with Copics and it comes with the sentiment I used on the card.

I am also going to enter this card in the Saturday Challenge because it is Anything Goes!  Come join the fun!

The shop has so many wonderful characters and adorable animals.  Go check it out and find your next shipment of happy mail!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
eyelet hearts, pearls, and buttons from my stash

August 14, 2014

Mini Fairy and a Mini Blog Hop

Christy, the artist behind the wonderful images at Tiddly Inks, had a great idea.  In the Tiddly Inks Group on Facebook is the chance to participate in a mini blog hop.  Each picture in the album has the artist's blog in the comments.  Hop around and see the great inspiration!  One of the mini hop participants will win the new fairy release at Tiddly Inks.  I decided to join in on the fun even though I don't have all of my favorite things to work with.  You can play along until August 23rd, so pop in and join us.

I used Dandylion Pixie.  When I saw this stamp, I totally fell in love with her!  I hope she counts as a fairy...she has wings!!  Because of the size of the stamp overall, she ended up being very small.  She is around  1.75 inches.  Coloring with Copics was tricky, but I love how she turned out!  I had to use a spray fixitive because my printer here bleeds.  It added some texture that took some getting used to as well.  The best part of crafting away from my primary crafty space is that I can't just reach for all of my favorites.  I am using supplies that I tend to overlook.  It has been a chance to step outside of my crafty comfort zone.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
American Crafts ribbon
Stampin' Up! Sweet & Simple stamp set
Jolee's Boutique flowers
butterfly button from my stash (could be Jesse James/Dress It Up)


The challenge this week at Meljen's Designs is simply...Splat!  The idea is to use ink, paint, or ink mist on your project.  I was not expecting to make a project for this challenge so I really had to do some searching.  I am still away from my crafty space which is where all of my mists are!  I tried making some marbled paper using the shaving cream technique, but the colors were just not combining in a way that I liked!  I finally found something I could use.  I had a piece of glossy cardstock that I had applied ink to using a rubber brayer!  Whew!

I used the image Unicorn's Rest and colored it with Copics.  You can see the glossy panel behind the stamp.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Recollections decorative border
American Traditions L'il Charms
American Crafts ribbon

August 12, 2014

Rocket Boy

The current challenge at Tiddly Inks is Let's Hear It for the Boys.  I usually struggle to come up with an idea when making cards for boys, but I found an adorable image at Tiddly Inks and I had the perfect paper to go with him! 

The image is Rocket Boy.  I saw him and just had to have him!  He is currently on sale on the Tiddly Inks website.

I am away from my primary crafty space.  I have some supplies here and I brought the paper and cardstock for this card with me.  I don't have any of my dies or embossing folders though.  I had to improvise a little on cutting out the image.  I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out over all.  Maybe I should try crafting like this more often!  

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
ribbon and snaps from my stash

August 10, 2014

Cuddle Up!

I have an adorable card to share with you.  I discovered an artist, Rachelle Anne Miller, and I love her illustrations!  Some of her artwork is also available in rubber stamp form and I bought a few from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  This one is Cuddle Up and Keep Warm.

The stamp is colored with Copics.  It is a fairly large stamp so the card had to be large.  I doodled some stitching around he background paper to simulate the stitching on the patches.  I think it makes an adorable get well card.  I followed a sketch from a Facebook challenge in the Kit and Clowder group.  If you love to color, this is the group for you.  Everyone is so supportive and encouraging, not to mention the best of enablers!!  I am also entering this in the Wonderful Wednesday challenge at the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Blossom 3
The Paper Studio ribbon
flowers from my stash
Making Memories Looking Glass sentiment circle

August 7, 2014

Getting Inky With Tiddly Inks

One of the things I love about Facebook is the opportunity to talk to people from all over the world.  You find out what their interests are and some of those interests may become yours.  I have joined a group that is passionate about coloring using all different mediums.  They are also passionate about digital stamps!  I had no idea how many companies exist!! One of the stamp companies I have discovered is Tiddly Inks.  Now, you may have already heard of them, but I had not and talk about adorable images.  I am totally over the moon about them right now.  Crazy thing...they just announced a design team call...and I am throwing caution to the wind and submitting for it!!

I made this card using Wryn Birthday Girl.   I even pulled out my sewing machine for a little stitching around the panel. The sentiment was a free download from Papercraft Magazines.

See!!  I told you they were adorable.  You should check out the rest of the shop for yourself! They have a couple of freebies to get you started.  If digital stamps are not your thing, you can shop their clear stamps! If challenges are your thing, they also have a challenge blog, so there is lots of fun to be had!

I am crossing all of my toes and fingers (once I am done typing) that my name will be listed in the announcement!  Good luck to those of you who are also throwing your name into the hat. =)

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small & Classic Scalloped Ovals Small
The Paper Studio lace trim
Basic Grey Buttons
Recollections pearls
Ribbon from my stash