Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge: Black & White +1..........

Man am I cutting this close..... The Saturated Canary's challenge: Black & White +1 is due on the 2nd..... I had meant to do this card last week but then we went away and then I had to go back to work.... I had a specific SC digital stamp in mind "Doubletake" and I was going to make an easel card. I had tried to print it at my parents house and it kept saying the file was corrupt..... so I contacted Krista herself and gave her my sob story and she sent me the image again.... such a sweet heart.... Thank You Krista! So here she is..... she is so cute.......

Digital Stamp: SC Doubletake
Sentiment: Scrappy Moms
Gina K: Black card stock
Bazill pink card stock, polka dotted paper
Copic Markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress: RV10, RV11, RV13.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

OMG.... these little bears are cute....

           So A LONG time ago {almost 5 yrs} I had started to see these cute little fuzzy bears showing up on scrapbook pages and such. I decided to research them out and I found this site TheBearyScrap Designs and her lovely little patterns. Well as with anything new that I get excited about, I ordered tons of mulberry paper, tools and patterns for these bears. They arrived and ended up in a box and I never touched them. It just so happens I have a co - worker who is expecting her second baby {not sure of the sex yet} but I wanted to make a really cute card...... I was on Pinterest at work {I know HUGE no no} and came across a tutorial {which you can find on the above link} on how to make tear bears and then I got all excited because I already have all the supplies and I thought these would make the cutest baby cards. So today, I pulled out all of my supplies {most of which have changed I noticed} My patterns are all paper where as the new ones are acrylic and I started to create a little girl bear and a little boy bear {just in case}. Here they are...... SO CUTE......

          The eyes and nose are also found on the same site listed above and I added the freckles, eyelashes and mouth with my Copic black multiliner {I think it was the 0.03 size}. I have the eyes in the different colours and the noses come in different shapes and such. I will post a picture of the finished card when I am done..... I sure hope you like these little guys. I may have to start making more of them seeing as I have tons of paper that is just sitting here, although these won't take the place of my stamping and inking..... EVER...:)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

SO GIDDY with excitement!!!!

So I had the BEST surprise when I arrived home from vacation. It was KILLING me that I had no internet connection or cell phone service, I could not keep up with my blog or other blogs that I follow.... so on the way home, AS SOON as I could I checked Tiddly Inks, where I submitted a card for the Red, White and Blue challenge (note below).... I did not win the challenge, HOWEVER I got featured on their blog...... I am so honoured, happy and excited. I think somehow that is even better than winning..... totally made up for the fact I could not visit their site for a whole week... YIKES.....
Thanks Ladies at Tiddly Inks :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Heading out tomorrow......

So I have been patiently waiting for the new SC challenge to come out but Miss Krista is super tired from a very long trip back from CHA! I will have to be patient for a little bit longer.... I'm heading out on my vacation tomorrow and will be gone for an entire week! We are heading to a very secluded island where there is nothing to do but relax! Wouldn't you know it, I try and find away so a portion of my Copics can come with me..... not all of them which makes me quite sad :( but we do have to take a boat to the destination and Lord forbid my Copics are responsible for sinking the boat....LOL! All jokes aside I'm bringing some digital images from Tiddly Inks that I am using for Christmas cards for my closest friends! What a perfect time to get them done and some crocheting I promised a friend! I do not know what cell service is like where I will be but hopefully I can check all the weekly challenges and get some creative juices flowing..... Talk soon!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tiddly Inks Sketch Challenge

YEAH for sketch challenges. Another card completed, although this was done last night and left overnight because the Stickles had to dry. I finally got to colour Wryn With a Cherry from Tiddly Inks. Have I said how much I LOVE her images?.... they are so darling and so much fun to colour up. This challenge was a sketch challenge, one I must say I really enjoyed doing. I will post a pic of the challenge and then a picture of my fun, bright and cheery Wryn image.

Tiddly Inks Sketch
Here is my design....... LOVE HER!!!!

Digital Stamp: Tiddly Inks Wryn With a Cherry and matching sentiment.
Paper: Gina K Kraft, Bazill Cardstock
Patterned Paper: MME "Life of the Party"
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: B00, B01, B02, B04
Dress: YG03
Shoes, Sleeves, Barette: RV14
Cherry: G07, R46, R89
Cupcake Top: RV10, RV11, RV13 and Cotton Candy Stickles
Liner: E40, E43

Wryn With A Cherry
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Retro Fresh "Stars & Stripes" Challenge

Cards, cards and more cards, I feel lately {that is all I do, is cards} as I try to get all the challenges done before I leave on my vacation. I think I have done it quite amazingly if I do say so myself. I do have week 3 left for Viva La Verve but I will make sure to get that one completed tomorrow before I go. Today I finished the Retro Fresh "Stars & Stripes" challenge. I do not own too many stamps older than 6 months by the Greeting Farm so I used my reliable cutie,  Cheeky Rockabilly. I absolutely LOVE her to death. She is so cute....... and well seeing the name of the challenge you can bet there are stars and stripes on my card as well....... here is a peek.....
Stamp: Cheeky Rockabilly
Inside Sentiment: Verve "You Rock"
Paper: Gina K Kraft and Lipstick Red
Patterned Paper: Authentique "Celebrate"
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05
Dress: Paper pieced with above patterned paper.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Etsy Shop

So I have started to slowly add some of my cards to my Etsy shop. Setting up shop has been a very slow process for me, more so because I have a full time job already and all my spare time is spent making cards, hair accessories and baby gifts. It is fun and I love being creative. The one thing I wish I was better at was photography. I even have a great camera, a Canon Rebel, but I still do not know how to use it "properly". All my photos as of late have been taken with my Iphone, which explains the sometimes crappy pictures but whats a girl to do? I guess take a camera course... {I should look into that}. One of my brother's good friends is a photographer....... maybe he can show me if I ask nicely. Well.... that is all for now.... I have more cards to make........

Some Odd Girl Sketch Challenge

So I just so happen to visit the SOG blog and noticed they were having a sketch challenge, who am I to deny myself the right? So I got to it straight away and came up with this little cutie. SOG's stamp 50's Kaylee who I actually coloured a while back and just had not figured out what I was going to do with her...... then an epiphany...... sketch challenge..... so exciting and I absolutely love SOG's stamps. Here she is....... LOVE her.....
Digital Stamp: Some Odd Girl "50's Kaylee"
Stamp: Scrappin Mom's Sentiment
Paper: Gina K Kraft, Bazill cardstock in green
BoBunny "Alora"
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Dress & Accessories: BG49, YG03, YG23
Spellbinders Petite Large Oval

50's Kaylee
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

FFF "Pink Lemonade" Challenge

So I completed my card for the TGF Farm Fresh Friday's "Pink Lemonade" challenge. I have to admit I was a little nervous about this one because I was not sure what I was going to do for it. I then saw Dressy Joice from the The Greeting Farm and FELL IN LOVE...... What can I say? I am a sucker for TGF digital stamps..... This is the first time I have ever coloured pink hair. Mostly because I did not have the colours I thought I needed to do it but I decided to go with what I have and I absolutely LOVE the way this card came out..... I will be colouring more pink hair.... GUARANTEED!!!! Here she is and I sure hope you like her........
Digital Stamp: TGF Dressy Joice
Scrappy Mom's Sentiment
Paper: Gina K Kraft and Innocent Pink, digital paper "Dots & Stripes"
EP "Hello Summer"
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair, Shoes and Heart: RV10, RV11, RV13
Dress: Paper pieced with digital paper....
Die Cuts: Label 1 Spellbinders, Large Circle and Lacey Circle.
I also used the Die-namics Mini and Large rolled rose die-cuts.

Dressy Joice
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturated Canary "Bling it On" Challenge

I am so excited, I FINALLY inked a Saturated Canary digital stamp that I am absolutely head over heels about. Her name is "Fancy". Krista and her team are having their "Bling it On" challenge which I think I more than accomplished although the picture does no justice on her glittered dress. {I didn't say I was a photographer} and apparently it shows...... I used my all time favorite color turquoise and she is a beauty.... see for yourself.....

Digital Stamp: Saturated Canary "Fancy"
Scrappy Moms Sentiment
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress and Ribbon: B00, B01, B02, B04
Rosettes: R85, YG07
Rhinestones and Pearls
Glitter Pen
Paper: Gina K Kraft and Turquoise (?)
EP Hello Summer and BoBunny Welcome Home

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tiddly Inks "Red, White & Blue" Challenge

So I am officially on vacation...... 16 days of pure bliss and the weather is phenomenal YET I am in here making cards..... what is up with that? Maybe because I am addicted to making cards. I bought the Wryn "Hanging Out" stamp because she is SO ADORABLE..... There aren't even enough words in the dictionary to describe all the cuteness this little stamp has... I decided to enter her into the Tiddly Inks "Red, White & Blue" Challenge. I noticed after taking her picture that her hair is a little strange... not sure what is up with that... looks like the ink was really wet or it didn't blend properly. I did not want to mess with it because knowing me I would screw the whole thing up and I am quite happy with it in general.... what do you think??

Stamp: Wryn "Hanging Out"
The Scrappy Mom's Sentiment
Paper: Gina K Kraft and Lipstick Red and Stampin Up Blue
EP Dots & Stripes
Copics: Skin E00, E11, R20
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Branch: E59, E79, YG17
Shorts: C7, B18, B24, Y08
Top: R39, R46, R89

Saturday, July 07, 2012

TGF Retro Fresh Challenge - Cheeky Rockabilly

I can not believe I have not posted in 5 days, that is crazy, BUT the weather has finally behaved the last couple of days and I HAD to be outside because I never know when this happy weather will disappear.  A couple of things I accomplished today..... I bought my first set of Prismacolor Premier pencils {48 count} and odourless mineral spirits. I am super excited and have been doing a little fooling around with them. I will need practice though because I am use to my Copics..... Secondly, I got my entry card for the TGF Retro Fresh Challenge completed. I am so excited about this one!. I used Cheeky Rockabilly. Mostly because the stamp you use must be at least 6 months old and she was the only I had that would fall in that category. She is SUPER CUTE though..... I hope you like her.....

Stamp: TGF Cheeky Rockabilly
Paper: Gina K Lipstick Red and Kraft, assorted patterned paper on hand.
Copics: Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Shoes: R26, R46
Dress: Paper-pieced using Christmas Paper. :)
Spellbinders and Knock Out Punches
Embellishments: Flowers {Unkown}

Monday, July 02, 2012

I just have to say.........

I am so SICK of this weather....... seriously.... I don't mean to complain, honestly because I know there are people out there who are way worse off than we are but it is July 2nd and it is cold as a mofo out there, I kid you not...... Mother Nature, I am sorry that you hate us all but seriously honey you need to get on your bipolar meds because I want to see some SUN..... you know that bright yellow burst of happiness in the sky that makes EVERYONE feel so good????? I don't what we did to piss you off so badly but I am apologizing on everyone's behalf so we can see some summer..... I don't think that is too much to ask...... K! That's my say on the matter and now I go to bed.... Night all!

Farm Fresh Friday - Dressy Ebony

So The Greeting Farm has this fabulous Farm Fresh Friday challenge and I decided to get my crap together and at least get this one card done for the challenge. I may still get the other one done for the Retro Fresh challenge but I am not holding my breath on that one. I used a new digital stamp  {to my collection} not to the store for this challenge and her name is Dressy Ebony and she is flipping adorable...... I coloured her with Copics {of course} and I also did some paper piecing with her headband and dress. The challenge asked us to use a TGF stamp, ribbon, buttons and there must be at least 4 layers. I did notice and was disappointed that the colour of the picture is not NEARLY as bright and cheerful as the actual card......{total bummer}. Anyways, this is what I came up with....

Digital Stamp: TGF Dressy Ebony
Stamp: Stampin Up Sentiment
Papers: Gina K Kraft and Petals & Wings, digital paper set "Green & Pink Paisley" from Beartless on Etsy
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Shoes, Flower, Underskirt and Shrug: RV13, RV14
Necklace: YG23

Dressy Ebony
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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Feeling Guilty!!!!

So I am totally feeling guilty because I have not nearly accomplished what I set out to this weekend! I have been SOOOO TIRED! I am hoping that I am not coming down with whatever bug that has been plaguing everyone around here! I did get my kickboxing in yesterday and I'm not as sore as I usually am so maybe that means I am finally use to the torture! LOL! I do still have tomorrow but it is my last day off! :( back to work again on Tuesday! 6 shifts and then 2 weeks off! Thank GOD! Talk Soon!

Cheeky Monkey Marci.....

So I still quite can't figure out why I am up at 5 am on my days off...... I really wish I could go back to bed but instead I have decided to post my little beauty I inked up yesterday, Cheeky Monkey Marci. I am sure you are all familiar with this adorable image from La La Land Crafts. I had bought 2 of their stamps a while back and have just gotten into their digital images. I bought a couple more as well so keep your eyes peeled on my creations. Isn't she adorable?

Stamps: La La Land's Cheeky Monkey Marci, Stampin Up Sentiment and Magnolia Stamps
Paper: Gina K Kraft, Julian Dot Spotted Paper and MME "Lost & Found"
Embellishments: Unknown :(
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Buttons: 110, O
Clothes & Boots: RV14, RV21, RV23, E44, E49
Monkey Hat: E44, RV14, Rv21, RV23

Cheeky Monkey
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Happy Birthday Canada!!!!

Happy Birthday to the most amazing country in the world and Happy Canada Day to all my friends and family from far and wide...... I hope you have a wonderful day today!