Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ferris Wheel Snowmen card


I'm a snowman lover so when I saw this stamp with a bunch of them on a Ferris Wheel, I did not hesitate to order them.  Unfortunately the company is located in Germany so I did not receive them until after Christmas last year but I'll be sending them out this year.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.25 x 5.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card

Blue paper - Recollections Blue Ombre card stock 
Create A Smile - A Friendly Turn stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - B41, B93, B95, BG53, C1, C5, C6, C7, E15, R27, R32, RV23, RV63, V17, Y08, YG23, YG61, YG63 and YR04



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fall Kitten card


I think it's the natural reaction to humans and our furry friends to jump into a pile of leaves on a warm Fall day.  Newton's Nook has a new Fall set that I ordered yesterday but I decided to dig out the set that I got from Simon Says Stamp during Stamptember and create this shaker card.  I didn't add any wording to the front of the card.  I can add happy birthday, happy Fall, happy Thanksgiving or hello to the inside later use.

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Rust paper - Recollections Spice card stock
Newton's Nook/Simon Says Stamp – Hello Fall stamp
My Favorite ThingsStitched Arch Stackables
Fanci-Fetti Maple Leaves confetti
.007 Clear Craft Plastic
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink 
Copic Markers – E35, R20, R35, YG17, YG45, YG63, YR15, YR68, W0, W1 and W2



Friday, August 18, 2017

Warm Wishes Teddy Bear card


It's time to beat the rush of the holiday season and make some Christmas cards.  After all, Hallmark is already showing holiday movies and it's hot outside so working on Christmas cards has a cooling effect and is a nice way to beat the heat.  I love this little teddy bear nestled in the poinsettias.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Red paper - Recollections Holiday Card stock

Olive Paper - Core'dinations Texture Super Assortment Card stock
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Wild Rose Studio - Teddy in Pot stamp
Mama Elephant - Jingle Greetings stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Copic Markers - C0, E000, E00, E11, E15, E93, G05, G09, G28, R27, R37, R46, Y35, YG17 and YG67 



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Reach For The Stars card


All I could think of was baby cards when I saw this cute stamp set from W Plus 9 so that's what I started off making.  There's more birthday cards for little ones coming in the future.  I decided to fussy cut out the pattern so I could use pastel colored stock as the background and save my Copics for another time.

Supplies ~

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

Lilac paper- Core'dinations Pastels card stock
Star paper- K & Company Snug Bug card stock
W Plus 9 - Little Dreamers stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Verticle Stitched Strips die
Copic Markers - BV00, BV04, Y35, YR23



Monday, August 14, 2017

Let's Celebrate You card


This little bunny knows the way to someone's heart giving them a cupcake and a balloon.  This is the first time I got to use the scallop borders from Pretty Pink Posh.  I measured the halfway point on my polka dot card stock and then lined up the die so it was centered perfectly.

 Supplies ~

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

Gray paper - Recollections Dreamy card stock
Polka Dot paper - Echo Park Summer Fun card stock 
Lili of the Valley - Balloon Bunny stamp
My Favorite Things - More Essential Sentiments
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop Borders die
Kraft Color Sequins - Rainbow Pack
Copic Markers - BG01, BG13, R20, R29, RV10, RV23, RV25, V04, Y11, Y35, YG06, YG13, W0, W1 and W2 



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Happy Meow-oween card


This little kitten isn't going to scare anyone this Halloween with that sweet smile on his face.  I bought this stamp last year and it arrived after Halloween so this year I have cards ready to go early.  Quick and easy coloring - so fast I had 4 of these designs colored within 15 minutes...so you can make lots of these cuties.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Orange Pattern paper - K & Company TC Specialty Halloween Paper Pad
Red paper - DCWV Textured Brights card stock
Orange paper - 65# Cosmic Orange Astrobrights cover
Stamping Bella – Halloween Cat stamp
Newton's Nook - Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink 
Copic Markers - C5, C6, C7, E35, R20, R27, R46, W0, W1, W2, Y35, YR04 and YR07



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Swinging Bears card


This is going to be my go-to card if I need a card for a wedding, an anniversary or just as a love card.  These 2 little bears are just so adorable sharing the rope swing.  I was so happy to remember that I had the background book with such a variety of different designs and picked the wood grain for my bottom sheet.


Supplies ~

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

Green paper - Recollections Earth card stock

Green wood grain paper - The Paper Studio - Textures
Wild Rose Studio - Bear on Swing stamp

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Copic Markers - B0000, R20, R32, YG61, YG67, E11, E18, E21, E33, E35, E41, E43 and E81






Tuesday, August 8, 2017

I Otterly Adore You card


Isn't this otter just so cute that you want to give him a hug back?  Otters were my high school mascot name so I'm more than a fan whenever I find an adorable stamp set.  




Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.25 x 5.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card

Ivory paper - 120# Natural Cougar cover
Red paper - Recollections Shades of Red card stock
Unity Stamp Company - Otter Love This Much stamp
My Favorite Things - Otterly Love You stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Circle Stackables die
Paper Smooches - Banner die
Copic Markers - R29, C8, E000, E00, E11, E15 and E33




Sunday, August 6, 2017

Meet Me At The Lake card


As a Minnesota girl (growing up), this new stamp set from Newton's Nook was a must for me.  I spent many weekends out in a fishing boat and a couple in a canoe on a river in the heart of the state.  I colored the canoe as what I remember my rental looking like.  I used distress ink to color in the beach, lake and sky.  I pulled down some of the sky as a reflection in the lake.  I added Wink of Stella to the dragonfly wings to make it pop.


Supplies ~

White card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Newton's Nook - Winston's Lake House stamps and dies
Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass
Wink of Stella - GL Clear 999
Copic Markers - B00, B0000, C2, C3, C7, E0000, E00, E11, E15, E18, R27, R46, Y21, YG17 & YG67



Friday, August 4, 2017

Lost At The Lake card


A nice refreshing drink in your hand and a quiet lake and trees in the background sounds heavenly rather than being in the heat of the city.  I used a couple different stamp sets from Newton's Nook to create this card.  I used 2 different colors of stamp pads for the background pines across the lake.  I used a burlap for create texture for the sand.


Supplies ~

White card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Burlap - DCWV Inc
Blue paper - Recollections Blue Ombre cardstock
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Newton's Nook - Winston's Lake House stamps
Newton's Nook - Whispering Pines stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
StazOn Forest Green and Eden Green inks
Copic Markers - B0000, B32, B93, BG53, C6, C7, E000, E11, E15, R27, R46, RV21, Y11 and YR000



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thank You For Being There card


Having a friend be there when you need it is priceless.  If they are a cat lover, they'll understand the gift of giving them a fish.  I think this kitten is just too stinkin' cute.  


Supplies ~

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

Gold & blue paper - Co'ordinations  card stock
Whipper Snapper Designs - Oliver stamp

My Favorite Things - Cool Cat stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles dies
Kraft Color Sequins - Rainbow pack
Copic Markers - BO2, Y35, YR23, R20, R29, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5




Monday, July 31, 2017

I Spot A Great Friend card


My willpower lasted 10 seconds in resisting these cute little leopards.  There's so many fun cards you can make with the stamps.  I phoned a friend (texted) to have her help with which saying to use...she picked my favorite for the scene.  I should send her a card but now she's seen this one.  Next card.  I layered 2 different grass sizes and colors to add some depth.

 Supplies ~

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

Green papers- Recollections Feathered Greens card stock
Blue paper - Recollections Blue Ombre card stock
My Favorite Things - Lovable Leopards stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Fawn - Grassy Border die
My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangle die
Copic Markers - YG45, YG67, E18, E33, E35, E41, E43 and E53



Saturday, July 29, 2017

Baby Bunny card


I think this little bunny stamp is just so sweet.  I did not add any type inside or out to this card so it can be used for a baby shower or to celebrate the new little addition.  


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Blue star paper - K & Company card stock

Yellow paper - Core'dinations Premium card stock 
Blue pattern paper - Newton's Nook Snuggle Bug card stock
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Whipper Snapper Designs - Baby Quinn stamp

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Copic Markers - B0000, R20, Y11, C0 and C1



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Birthday Dragon card


I do love these dragons and never thought I would but wanted to make sure I had a variety of cards to offer or have on hand.  They are just so fun to have in different scenarios.  This time for a birthday card.


Supplies ~

White card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Purple paper - The Paper Studio Pastels cardstock pack
Blue paper - Recollections Blue Ombre cardstock
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
My Favorite Things - Magical Dragons stamps
Taylored Expressions - Rolling Clouds die
Copic Markers - Y35, YR68, V10, V25, YG11, YG13 and YG23



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shake That Bug card


I hate being sick, as does everyone else.  This card is to brighten someone's day that has caught one of the evil flu bugs that goes around.  The little bugs make me laugh and what's better is I got this stamp free with an order at Whipper Snapper Designs.  I did have to buy the saying that goes with it.  I decided to go with green colors since that's how you feel with you get hit with the bug.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Green paper - Recollections Feathered Greens card stock
Strip paper - K & Company Snuggle Bug card stock
Whipper Snapper Designs - Jar of Bugs & Shake Bug stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

My Favorite Things Die-namics - JBO Fishtail Banner Stackables
Copic Multiliner - Cobalt
Copic Markers - B00, B0000, B04, E41, YG06, YG45, YR04, R27, R46, C5 and C6




Sunday, July 23, 2017

Cat Birthday Card


Everyone has one of those friends that will wear something on their head at Halloween so I made this card for one of mine on her birthday.  I colored the kitten to match a couple of hers.  I used the happy birthday stamp from a recent release from Newton's Nook.


Supplies ~

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

Floral Background paper- My Mind's Eye Meow card stock
Pink paper - Bazzille Basics card stock
Whipper Snapper - Cheeto stamp
Newton's Nook - Newton Loves Cake stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles die
My Favorite Things - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stackables die
Peebles  Enamel Dots
Copic Markers - R01, R29, Y35, Y38, E34, C0, C1, C2 and C3



Friday, July 21, 2017

Welcome Baby Giraffe card


I'm still watching April and Tajiri on youtube so absolutely fell in love with this stamp set from My Favorite Things when it came out.  I decided to  make my giraffes colorful so I could use them as a baby card.  They did not have a baby saying with this set so I used one from Newton's Nook that I love.

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Green Plain & Pattern paper - K & Company Life's Little Occasions
My Favorite Things - Giraffing My Crazy stamps and dies

Newton's Nook - Lovable Laundry stamps
My Favorite Things - Stitched Mini Scallop Circles

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - B02, C8, E13, E41, RV13, V06, YG16 and Y11




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Scootin' By card


This is the perfect card to send to someone that you want to catch up with.  I can think of a few that I do need to do that with as I'm sure most people can relate to.  I had the scooter kitten colored and cut out and ran into a hang up when it came to the road.  I actually sat on it for a month before I had the idea of using silver glitter stock.  

 
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 
Silver Glitter paper - American Crafts Glitter paper
Newton's Nook - Newton Scoots By stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Clouds die
Wink of Stella - GL Silver 102
Copic Markers - E00, E13, E18, E21, E34 E35, E50, R01, R20, R27, R46, Y00,  B02, B04, BG01, C4, C5 and C7



Monday, July 17, 2017

Thinking About You Clematis card


Clematis have always been one of my favorite flowers even though I have a hard time growing them.  I remember them growing freely on my parents house when growing up.  I love this stamp set from a designer that is new to me but I will be looking for more of her designs ~ Catherine Scanlon Designs.

Supplies ~

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

Perwinkle & Lilac paper- Bazzille Basics card stock
Catherine Scanlon Designs - Clematis stamp
Lawn Fawn - Scripty Sayings stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stackables die
Copic Markers - BV000, BV02, BV04, YG03, YG11 and Y35



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wanted Birthday Cat card


I'm still loving this western set from Newton's Nook.  Two images used, one to go.  Who doesn't like the wild west and this adorable kitten has a cowboy hat and bandana wrapped around his neck.  I chose a background paper that closely resembles denim.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Blue paper - The Paper Studio Entirely Textures
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Newton's Nook - Newton Rides West stamps
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stackables
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Simon Says Stamp - Schoolhouse Red ink
American Crafts Red Bakers Twine
Copic Markers - B93, B95, E43, E53, E81, R01, R27, R46, W0, W1 and W2




Thursday, July 13, 2017

You Still Give Me Butterflies card


I really love these bunnies from The Cat's Pamajas.  I recently found 3 sets of stamps on eBay that are no longer listed on their website - major score.  This is the first of those.  I drew in the net to add to the design.  I also added a distressed ink background.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Green paper - Recollections Feathered Greens
The Cat's Pajamas – Just Fluttering By stamps
My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangle dies
My Favorite Things - Fishtail Banner Stackables
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink 
Ranger Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Pigma Micron 005
Copic Markers – R01, Y11, E00, E21, E33 and E41



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Good Friends card


Everyone has that one friend (or two) that are fun to be with and will be up to getting into adventures that you might have hesitated doing but that one extra drink gives you liquid courage.  This is the card for them.


 Supplies ~

White card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Red paper - Recollections Shades of Red cover
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Unity Stamp Company - I Like It Dirty stamp
So Suzy Stamps - Good Friends stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Copic Markers - B0000, R27, YG11 and YG63



Sunday, July 9, 2017

Birthday Bee & Daisy card


This new set from Honey Bee stamps is so adorable.  The head on facing bee is the one that stole my heart.  I did masking to make the scene with the flowers and bee.  I highlighted the bees wings with clear Wink of Stella to make them sparkle.


Supplies ~

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

Green paper - Recollections Feathered Green card stock
Honey Bee Stamps - Busy Bees stamps

Newton's Nook - Newton Loves Cake stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Wink of Stella GL Clear 999
Copic Markers - C0, Y19, YG06 and YR23




Friday, July 7, 2017

Keep Calm & Blow Bubbles card


This is the perfect card for the scuba diver that you know.  Honestly the only bubbles being blown in my household are catnip ones for the kittens but I know lots of people that do go out and dive, locally in summer or much nicer and warmer places in winter.  I put some clear Wink of Stella in the bubbles to help make them pop.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Aqua background paper - Recollections Blue Ombre card stock
Ocean paper - Reminisce Seaside card stock
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
The Cat's Pajamas - Bunnies at Ses stamps
My Favorite Things Square Stax
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Wink of Stella - GL Clear 999
Copic Markers - B0000, R01, E00, E21, E22, YG11 and YG63