Monday, March 27, 2017

Hello

Hello, and Happy Monday to you! Spring is officially here, and I couldn't be happier about it! To bring in the season, I decided to color up Peggy, from Whimsy Stamps.   I do love the sweet faces and interactive scenes that the artist (Sylvia Zet) creates with her images.  It's tough to peruse through her stamps at Whimsy's shop, 'cause I just end up wanting to buy them all!  I also purchased a (boring probably) crafty item that is really coming in handy.  The MFT Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1 that so perfectly frames my stitched circles.  How did I function without them I'll never know!?!  LOL... anyway, I was pleased with the outcome of this card, hope you enjoy!  Off to enjoy the sunshine!!

Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  E42 E43 E44 E47
Dress:  BG90 BG70 BG10 BG11 BG18
Flowers/Leaves:  E30 R000 R00 R11 R22 R14 YR30 Y000 Y00 YG17 YG00 YG67
Basket:  E31 E33 E37
Shoes:  E41 E42 E43 E44 E47 R00 R22

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Good morning.  A quick post for you today.  I decided to give Christmas Tree Mae from Some Odd Girl a new role!  She has now been commissioned as Birthday Wishes Mae!  Lol... always good to make good use of our stamps/images, right?  My intent was to create a colorful spring card... but it has a bit of Fall look to it.  Oh well... I had fun, and do hope you enjoy!  Thanks for your visit... have a fantastic day!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  Y11 E50 Y32 YR31 E33 E35 E59
Shirt/Ribbon:  R14 R29 R39
Gift/Star:  YR21 YR04 YR18 E09

Monday, March 13, 2017

Wishing You Joy

Today I'm sharing with you a sweet little Anya ballerina from The Greeting Farm. She's a digital stamp titled "Ballet Anya".  One thing I've noticed, for sure, is whenever I make a card with Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock, it seems to end up on my "love it!" list. Copics blend so nicely on this paper - and the soft cream enables colors to pop beautifully. What's not to love about that? So, this little dancing darling landed on Vintage Cream - and I think she's happy about it. I hope you are too! ;) I'm going to toss this in as my second entry in the March Farm Fresh Challenge on TFG's Blog. And then... I'm off and running - busy day. But thanks for your visit.  I hope you have a fabulous Monday!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 E13 BV20 R00 R20
Hair:  YR31 E51 E55 E59
Clothes:  R000 R00 R30 R20 R32 R14 R24

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Beginning of Love

Good Day! I thought I better get this card posted before the snow is completely melted outside! We're getting so close to birds singing and crocus blooming! Today's star is "Winter Mae", a digital stamp from Some Odd Girl. I've always wanted a coat with a giant hood - you know, that Red Riding Hood look... lol. Maybe someday! Anywho, one of my favorite color combinations is the E40s with B90s - and I think it worked out well with this card. Looks like she's got spring on her mind as well - just look at the sparkle in her eye! Ha! Can you tell I'm done with winter? :) Okay, that's it for today... and thank you, as always, for stopping by!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  Y21 YR23 E15 E18
Clothes:  E40 E41 E42 E43 E44 B93 B95 B97 B99

Friday, March 10, 2017

You Slay Me

It's Friday!!! Yay! Today I gave another go at no line coloring with this sweet stamp set from My Favorite Things, called "Magical Dragons". My friend Amy is my inspiration - she does such a beautiful job with everything she touches with a copic pen!! The goal? Practice, practice, practice. This project was a lot of fun, but certainly challenging. I tend to look at the mistakes, but... I also notice I'm getting a little better - so, there you go! The background was also inspiration as a result of my craft surfing. Thank you, Jennifer McGuire for this great idea of cornering/grounding cards with a soft distress application. Her tutorial is here. And that's all she wrote for today, thank you for taking a minute to visit my blog!

Copics Used:
Dragon:  T1 T3 T5 T7 T9 R000 R00 R20 R30 R22 Y11 Y15 YR23 Y28
Distress Inks:  Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass

Saturday, March 4, 2017

What's Up?

Good Morning! Please welcome this little sweety from The Greeting Farm to my blog on this beautiful day! I fell in love with the "Mega-Mini Lift Off" set that was recently released - so darn cute. For the month of March, TGF's Farm Fresh Challenge is "Mixed Media Madness".  Love this - pure motivation! My background is first stenciled with Tim Holtz Picket Fence, and then inked up with distress ink, using my hand made cloud stencil.  Then a few splatters of Picket Fence to finish it off, and Voila!  So simple!  I also tried my hand at no line coloring on this one - gave it my best. But oh, there's practice in store for this crafter!   Anyhow... it was a fun project, and hope it gives you ideas as well. It is a gorgeous day outside - a tease for the coming season. My goal is to get out and go for a walk. We have a great walking trail on the river - such a beautiful place to recharge! Thanks for stoppin' - hope you have a great weekend!
Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  E41 E42 E43 E44
Clothes:  BG000 B01 Y15 Y35 Y38 E42 E44
Balloon:  Y15 Y35 Y38 YR18

Friday, March 3, 2017

All of me loves all of you

Happy Friday to you! My inspiration to post this morning comes from "A Day For Daisies" blog. Sadly, they will no longer be posting on their site. Thankfully, though, "The ADFD Shop" will stay open so we can continue to purchase their fabulous images.  So the curtain closes with one final challenge - "A Celebration of Favorites". This image definitely fits in that category for me, but I've never managed to get it on to a card until now. Her name is "Braid In My Hair".  Just adore the quiet activity in this image.  I hope you do, as well.  I also want to thank Tammy, and everyone that supported the ADFD blog, for all the inspiration and beauty... you'll always have a warm place reserved in my heart!

Copics Used:
Skin:  E000 E00 E11 R00 R20
Hair:  E31 E55 E57
Birds:  B000 B01 C0 C2
Dress:  T1 T3