Saturday, December 30, 2017

Extreme Skiing Birthday card



I'll admit my skiing leaves something to be desired...like nerves of steel which does not happen with 2 pieces of wood strapped to my feet.  I did master Big Bunny at Lutsen, MN back in the day but these days my skiis have gone on to new homes and I'll watch Olympic skiing on my tv while I sit on the couch.  I do have friends that enjoy the sport so I made this card for one of them.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Ranger Water Color paper
Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink
My Favorite Things - Ski-sons Greetings stamps & die
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders dies
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - C4, C6, E15, E21, E50 R37, RV29, YG17 and YG61



Thursday, December 28, 2017

Hog Heaven card


It's not a conventional love card but then again when is love conventional?  This set is so cute from My Favorite Things.  I got the background paper on sale from Amazon - $5 for a 12 x 12 pad.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Pink paper - Delilah Designer paper
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Wink of Stella Gl Clear 999
My Favorite Things - Hog Heaven stamps
My Favorite Things - Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stackables die
Paper Smooches banner die
Copic Markers - RV13, RV21 and RV23



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

You Give The Best Hugs card


It's always nice to let someone know that you're thinking about them and it doesn't have to be a special occasion.  I made this card with darker colors because not everyone likes pinks.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card

Pattern paper - 7 Gypsies Trousseau card stock
Dark green paper - 80# Forest Green Carnival cover
My Favorite Things - Friends Furever stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
My Favorite Things - Sentiment Strips
Copic Markers - C4, E00, E11, E15, E93 and R01



Sunday, December 24, 2017

Candy Cane Kitten card


Another adorable stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs made it into my collection.  This is the card that I made for my mom this Christmas, colored like her cat.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Green paper - Moments card stock 
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Newton's Nook - Newton's Candy Cane stamps and dies

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - C0, C6, E11, E50, R14, R37, RV29, YG17 and YG61




Friday, December 22, 2017

Some Bunny Loves You card


I do love bunnies and this one is so adorable.  It's the first in my collection from Saturated Canary but I hope to add more of their designs.  I did not add an inside message to make it a card you can use for many occasions or just on a Monday to make that special someone smile.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card

Coral papers- Bazille Passionate card stock
Saturated Canary - Some Bunny Loves You stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
Copic Markers - E93, R01, R20, R32, W0, W1 and W2



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cat & Bird Warm Wishes card



It's the time of year when everyone (hopefully) gets along just like this adorable cat & bird are.  This sweet set is from Whipper Snapper Designs which is another favorite of mine.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Polka Dot
paper - Penny Black Festive & Frosty card stock

Blue paper - Recollections Blue Ombre card stock
Whipper Snapper Designs - Birdie & Bogey st
amp
Mama Elephant - Jingle Greetings stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - B02, BV02, BV13, C4, C5, E43, E50, E93, R14, R37, RV14, RV21, Y15, Y17 and YG23




Monday, December 18, 2017

Kitten in a Gift Bag card


Who wouldn't like to receive a kitten in a gift bag for their birthday?  Or it's more likely your kitten climbed in the bag because it's irresistible.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets for birthdays.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card

Coral paper - Bazzill Passionate card stock
Newton's Nook Designs - Newton's Birthday Bash stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stackables
Copic Markers - BV13, C0, C2, C4, E71, G00, R01 and R32



Saturday, December 16, 2017

Cat Valentine's card


It was time for a change from Christmas cards so I jumped right into the next card making holiday...Valentine's day.  I picked up this cute little set from Simon Says Stamp about 2 months ago.  The embossing folder is a little bit of a mystery.  I think I got it in the package with my Gemini machine from HSN.  It worked great wherever it came from.


 Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Dark Red paper - Recollections Shades of Red card stock

Simon Says Stamp - Furry Kisses stamps
Embossing folder - HSN Gemini pack?
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Arch Stackables
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Pigma Micro 02
Copic Markers - B0000, B02, B93, R20, R32, R46 and RV000



Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bah Humbug! card


I love this cats and his expression.  What's a plus is that he looks like my friends cat so I colored him accordingly.  I'll be giving them this card at Christmas.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Green
paper - Pink Paislee Merry & Bright card stock
Impression Obsession - E12612 st
amp
The Cat's Pajamas - Poochie Xmas stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - JBO Fishtail Banner Stackables
Button - Teresa Collins Candy Cane buttons
Copic Markers - E93, E14, R20, R37, YG23, W0, W1, W2, W3 and W5




Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Festive Bunny Engineer card


I always look forward to the new releases from The Cat's Pajamas and they came out with a few new must haves.  This set was one that I couldn't wait to color.  Too bad that when I make multiples that I had one bad Wink of Stella that blobbed over a few of the images so I only ended up with one that was usable.  I'm seriously thinking about doing away with my remaining Winks.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4 card size
Green & red paper - Recollections Spice Market card stock

Snowflake paper - Pink Paislee Merry & Bright card stock
White paper - X-Press It Blending Card
The Cat's Pajamas - Christmas Wishes stamp

Mama Elephant - Jingle Greetings stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Wink of Stella - GL Gold 101
Copic Markers - B93, C0, C1, C2, C4, C5, E23, R14, R20, R27, R46, W1 and Y17



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Cow card


This was one of the first cards I made when I started this adventure/business.  I quite honestly had forgotten all about it until  someone purchased the card on Etsy and I scrambled around the house trying to find it and decided it was just easier to make a new one than to continue the search.  


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Wreath
paper - The Paper Studio Ornamental Christmas card stock
Red paper - Recollections Basic Collections card stock
Newton's Nook Designs- Farmyard Friends stamp

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Spellbinders - Build A Wreath die
Copic Markers - C100 and R20




Friday, December 8, 2017

I Believe In Santa Paws card


I love this kitten set for Christmas from Newton's Nook Designs.  Three main designs that are all adorable.  As you can see, I do like colorful Christmas packages in every color in my designs and under my tree.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Green and Plaid paper - Recollections Christmas card stock 
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Newton's Nook - Santa Paws Newton stamps and dies
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stackables

Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Circle Stackables die
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Daubayw Gold Metallic Pen 6551-1
Copic Markers - B02, BG23, BV02, C1, C2, C4, C5, C6, G17, R01, R20, R27, R32, R37, RV25, Y12, YG17 and YG23



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Furry & Bright card


Our furry friends find lots of reasons to celebrate the season just like we do.  Unfortunately, their idea of decorating is vastly different than ours is.  This little puppy is pretty darn cute though.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Green paper - Recollections Earth card stock

Pattern paper - BoBunny Dear Santa card stock
White paper - X-Press It Blending Card
My Favorite Things - Happy Pawlidays stamps

StazOn- Forest Green ink
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - B02, C5, E00, E11, E15, R14, R29, R46, Y13, YG23 and YR04



Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy Pawlidays card


I might be a cat person but isn't this little puppy adorable?  I couldn't resist this set from My Favorite Things when it came out.  Since I went for a grey/black puppy, I added more color with the background.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Green paper - Recollections Basic Collections card stock

Red paper - Recollections Shades of Red card stock
Decorative paper - leftover Christmas card stock
White paper - X-Press It Blending Card
My Favorite Things - Happy Pawlidays stamps

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - C1, C2, C4, C6, R14 and R46



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Mittens Wreath card


I made this design last year and sent to a good friend.  She asked me to use the same design for her Christmas cards this year.  It's always wise to take pictures of everything you do so you can repeat it.  I did not but between our memories, this is what I came up with.  


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card

Background paper - Reminiscence Pearl Brights card stock
Power Poppy - Bow Wow Wow stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
Copic Multiliner - Wine
Copic Markers - BG10, BG13, BG53, BG72, RV21, RV25, RV29 and YG17



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Peace & Joy card


What's more tranquil than a starry night?  This polar bear and snowman seem to fit right in with the peace and joy sentiment.  Hopefully your holiday season is calm.  For the sky, I took the ink pad and just rubbed it across the water color paper until it was completely blended. 

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Ranger Water Color paper
Avery Elle - Winter Woodland Wonders stamps & dies
Newton's Nook Designs - Sentiments of the Season stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger Chipped Sapphire Distress InkLawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders die
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Fishtail Flag and Stars/Sky Vertical
Copic Markers - B02, B93, C0, G05, G17, R37, R46 and YR07







Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Polar Bear & Penguin card


I found another cute polar bear to make a card with and this time he has a cute little penguin who had luck while fishing.  Such a fun design to color and create a card with.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Blue paper - Recollections Blue Ombre card stock
Whipper Snapper Designs - Ike & Mike Go Fishin' stamp
Mama Elephant - Jingle Greetings stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder
Copic Markers - B0000, C4, C5, C6, E00, E93, R05, W2, Y17 and YR15 



Sunday, November 26, 2017

Naughty or Nice card


Naughty or nice describes my cats....purrfectly.  This cute kitten has his list and I'm assuming he's checking it twice with his little helpers.  Another fun new stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Green paper - Recollections Christmas card stock

Pattern paper - Pink Paislee Snow Village card stock
Newton's Nook Designs - Santa Paws Newton stamps and dies

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - C0, C1, C2, C5, C6, E000, E93, R01, R14, R27 and W1




Friday, November 24, 2017

Reindeer Roll Call card


I love this adorable reindeer stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs but it was missing Rudolph so I added my own, complete with a red nose.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending Card

Brown paper - 80# Kraft Royal Sundance cover
Newton's Nook Designs - Reindeer Roll Call stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles die
EK Tools - Large Reindeer punch
Decora Red Diamond Gem
Copic Marker -G28



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I'm A Lamp card


This card will hopefully bring a smile to the cat lover that is under the weather and hopefully not wearing a cone  Or it can be used to cheer up a cat owner whose little furbaby has had an accident.  


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Watercolor paper - Strathmore Watercolor paper

Art Impressions - Catastrophy stamps
Ranger Distress Ink - Scattered Straw
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Copic Markers - E00, E50, E53, R01 and W1




Monday, November 20, 2017

Light the Candles card


It's always best to be prepared when you're dealing with a lot of candles.  That's why I don't have them on my cake.  This lady is definitely prepared and if she was wearing pants...it would be like looking into my future.  

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card

Purple paper- Recollections Purple Passion card stock

Gray pattern paper - Doodlebug Design Boos & Brews card stock
Art Impressons - Fire Out stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

My Favorite Things - Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stackables die
At You Spica - 02 Pink
Dainayw Metallic Pen 6551-6 Purple
Copic Markers - B0000, BG15, BG23, BV00, BV02, BV04, C0, C1, C5, C6, E50, E93, R14m R27, R37, RV23, V15 and YR000




Saturday, November 18, 2017

Caroling Cats card


My neighbor has a cat that sings...loud and often.  It's pretty cute.  Mine barely say meow.  They communicate through their out little purr language.  I'm ok without them singing and feel sorry for them when I do.  I cannot sing.  These cute little carolers look like they can carry a tune quite well.  I used bright colors in their scarves and continued it into the outside layers.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Music background
paper - The Paper Studio Ornamental Christmas card stock
Pink & blue paper - Recollections Basic Collections card stock
Penny Black - Christmas Hugs stamp
s
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
Copic Markers - B02, B93, B95, C0, C2, C5, E00, E13, E33, E50, R01, R14, R20, R35, RV21 and RV34




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Forest Happy Holidays card


These are such sweet forest creatures.  I'm in the region where birch trees are abundant so I absolutely couldn't resist this stamp from Avery Elle.  I smeared the Distress Inks on my Ranger Inkssentials Craft Sheet and then sprayed it with water before laying my watercolor paper on top to create the background.

 Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
White watercolor paper - Ranger Distress Watercolor card stock
Avery Elle - Winter Woodland Wonders stamps and dies

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo
Copic Markers - C0,C2, C6, E000, E43, E50, G17, R14, R27, R37, RV21 and YG63