Monday, October 23, 2017

Santa Snoozing card


Christmas can be exhausting with all the baking, gift wrapping, celebrations...this adorable Santa sums up what happens after all the fun is had.  


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending
card stock 
Pattern Paper - Paper House Christmas card stock
Blue paper - Recollections Cape Cod card stock
Lili of the Valley - Santa Snoozing stamp
W Plus 9 - Pretty Patches stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - B93, B95, C0, C4, C5, E000, E43, E50, E93YG17, YG61, YG67 and YR000



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sending Holiday Bunny Hugs card


Sometimes it's not possible to spend the holidays with those you love...this card sends some love and hugs their way.


Supplies ~

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

Dark Red paper- Echo Park I Love Christmas card stock
Bright Red paper- 80# Rocket Red Astrobrights cover stock
Wild Rose Studio - Bunny Hugs stamp

Mama Elephant - Jingle Greetings stamp 
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Vertical Stitched Strips die
Copic Markers - C0, C1, C2, R01, R27, R46, W0, W1 and W2





Thursday, October 19, 2017

Butterfly Thank You card


This was my first time combining Distress Ink/Oxides for a background.  It was fun but it does take some time to learn how to get it on evenly.  I love this beautiful die from Memory Box Co.


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
Pretty Pink Posh - Thoughtful Greetings stamp

Memory Box - Lydia Butterfly die
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Distress Oxide - Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Beary Happy Christmas card




Gimme a polar bear and I'm a happy card maker.  I love them in all shapes and sizes and doing whatever.  This pair certainly looks like they are having fun.  I two toned the scarfs to give them depth.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Light Blue background
paper - Recollections Dreamy card stock
Penny Black - Artic Antics stamp

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Copic Markers - B0000, B00, B02, BG10, BG53, E000, E00, E15, E53, E93, RV13, RV21, YG13 and YG17

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Let It Snow Polar Bear Card


I can't get enough of these adorable polar bears from My Favorite Things.  I let this one skate out his favorite winter thought....let it snow.  It's a polar bears dream, not mine.  

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Pink & Blue Paper - Recollections Essentials card stock
White paper - X-Press It Blending Card
My Favorite Things - Polar Bear Pals stamp
Lawn Fawn - Winter Big Scripty Words stamp
Mama Elephant - Borderlines Trio dies

Uchida Snow Marker
Copic Multiliner - Warm Gray
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers - C5, C6, E41, R000, RV02, RV34, YG23 and YG45



Friday, October 13, 2017

Too Much Wine card


Is there such a thing as too much wine?  Maybe not as you're drinking it but the next day.  This was a fun little card to make.  I made a gray chair to match the color of my sofa.  The only difference is I have purple pillows.  


Supplies ~

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

Ivory paper - 80# Natural Cougar cover
Gray wood paper - Simple Stories Vintage Bliss stock
Inky Antics - Lounging Wine Lady stamps

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Wink of Stella - GL Gold 101
Copic Markers - B93, B95, BG10, BG13, BG15, E0000, E15, E18, E53, E93, R14, R20, Y21 and YR000




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You Are The Sweetest card


It's always nice to tell someone that you appreciate all the nice things that they do.  This card can be used as a birthday card too.  Fun to color and hedgehogs are turning into another favorite.  Look out cats and polar bears!


Supplies ~

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

Coral paper - Bazzille Passionate card stock
Candi Bean - Happiness is a Cupcake stamp

My Favorite Things - More Essential Sentiments stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Copic Markers - E18, E31, E34, E40, E53, E71, G000, G00, R29, R27, R32, R35, RV21, RV23, Y21 and YG63



Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Memories card


I'm really into blue for this holiday season this year.  Previously it was always reds and greens but I'm enjoying using the blues.  I think purple will be next.  This is such a fun stamp to color.  I have a feeling this is the only way I'll see Christmas balls this year since I have 2 kittens and I have a feeling a tree and them will not be a good idea.  Maybe I'll put lights on their cat tree  :-)




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
Pattern paper - BoBunny Altitude card stock
Wild Rose Studio - Teddy Baubles stamp
Mama Elephant - Merry Greetings stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Simon Says Stamp - Soft Navy ink
Wink of Stella - GL Dark Green 042, GL Silver 102
Copic Multi Liner - Wine & Cool Gray
Copic Markers - BG01, BG05, BG19, E000, E00, E15, R27, R46, RV02, RV21, RV55, Y06, Y08, Y35, YG23 and YG63



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Christmas Hedge Hugs card


What's cuter than a pair of hedge hogs rubbing noses?  These two were fun and quick to color.  I deliberately did not match scarves to the boots.  We all know that's impossible...the struggle is real even in the hedge hog world.  


Supplies ~

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

Pattern paper - Penny Black Festive & Frosty card stock
Blue paper - Core'dinations Pastels card stock
Penny Black - Christmas Hugs stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
Copic Markers - B12, B24, BG01, BG05, E35, E53, E71, R14, R27, RV13 and RV23



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happiest of Birthdays card


I ran across this (new to me) company and just adore their sweet stamps.  It was fun to try to add the depth to the rose, bow and bear.  And I needed some birthday cards for upcoming birthdays for friends and I think they'll think he's as cute as I do.  


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

Coral paper - Bazzille Passionate card stock
Candi Bean - Rosie Bear stamp

My Favorite Things - More Essential Sentiments
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Copic Markers - BG01, BG05, BG10, E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, E53, G94, R20, R22, R32, R35, R46, YG03, YG23 and YG63




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Stay Off The Broom card


I always have so much fun coloring these bunnies from The Cats Pajamas.  Another bonus was all the fun sayings that came with this set so I can use it to make many different cards.  I filled in the area with a Copic marker between the bunny tail, ears and broom instead of trying to fussy cut in that small area.


Supplies ~

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

Halloween paper- K & Company Halloween Specialty card stock
Red paper - Recollections Holiday Card stock
The Cats Pajamas - Creep It Real stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Fishtail Banner Stackables
Decora 3 Glossy Round Stickers
Wink of Stella - GL Gold 101
Copic Markers - C4, C5, C7, E00, E11, E15, E18, E53, R14, R35, R46, V04, V06, V09, V17 and YR23



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Be Thankful card


Another Fall card and this time I went for the bold Fall colors plus I got to use the maple leaf that I cut out for the last card from the shaker opening.  Win-win!  I had so much fun with all the colors of the harvest basket of goodies.  


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Gold paper - Recollections Spice Market card stock
Green & orange paper - Recollections Essentials card stock
Newton's Nook – Autumn Newton stamps and die
Stampendous - Maple Leaf die
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Circle Stackables die
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink 
Wink of Stella GL Gold 101
Copic Markers – E15, E34, E53,  G14, R20, R22, R27, R46, W0, W1, Y21, Y35,  YG13, YG17, YG61, YG63, YR15, YR23 and YR68



Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall Breeze, Autumn Leaves card


I love the sound of leaves gently blowing down the street on a warm Autumn day.  I've never been into jumping into a pile of leaves because they end up in places they shouldn't and you end up raking them back up but they are pretty to watch gently falling off the trees, especially into someone else's yard.



Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Gold paper - Recollections Spice Market card stock
Newton's Nook – Autumn Newton stamps and die
Stampendous - Maple Leaf die
Fanci-Fetti Maple Leaves confetti

.007 Clear Craft Plastic
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink 
Copic Markers – E00, E11, E13, E15, E18, E34, E93, R35, YG45, YG63, YR15 and YR23



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Harvest Blessings card


It's that time of year that you harvest your crops and are thankful for all that you have.  And football but that's another card.  These cute kittens are gathered around the cornstalks and pumpkins.  This is a great card for someone to thank them perhaps for sharing their harvest or Thanksgiving dinner.  


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Watercolor paper - Ranger Distress Watercolor card stock
Newton's Nook – Autumn Newton stamps and die
Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress InkMemento - Tuxedo Black ink 
Copic Markers – C4, C5, E11, E21, E50, E53, R14, R20, R27, Y21, YG61, YG63, YR15, YR23 and YR68 



Monday, September 25, 2017

All Cats Go To Heaven card


Unfortunately sometimes our furry friends have to leave us.  This card is to let someone know that you understand and are there for them during this difficult time.  


Supplies ~

White card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
Blue paper - Recollections Blue Ombre cardcstock 
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Impression Obsession - Farewell Faithful Friend stamps
My Favorite Things - Mini Cloud Edges stencil
Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Rectangle Stackables die
Ranger Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Wink of Stella - Gl Clear 999
Copic Markers - G00, R01, N0, N1 and N2



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Thanks Teacher card


We owe teachers a lot...they made us who we are and are doing the same for future generations.  This card will let them know that they are appreciated.


Supplies ~

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

Pencil paper- Prima All About Me card stock

Ivory paper- 80# Natural Cougar cover
Simon Says Stamp - Encouraging Animals stamps and die
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Verticle Stitched Strips die

Copic Multiliner Wine .03
Copic Markers - R22, W0, W1 and W2



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Party Cat Birthday card



I decided to go back and make some more birthday cards using this stamp that I used a few weeks ago for a single card because it's such a fun stamp.  I used a little bolder colors in the background instead of pastels.


Supplies ~

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

Gold & Burnt Red paper - Recollections Spice Market card stock
Whipper Snapper - Cheeto stamp
Inky Antics - Birthday Delights stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles die
My Favorite Things - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stackables die
Copic Markers - R20, R29, Y35, Y38, E34, C0, C1, C2 and C4



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

You Did It Encouragement card


Sometimes you need to let someone know that you are proud of their accomplishments, no matter what age that person might be.  This card will be perfect to give to someone to let them that you're happy for what they did.


Supplies ~

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

Polka Dot paper- Doodlebug Design Puppy Love card stock
Orange paper- Recollections Essentials card stock

Blue paper - Recollections Cape Cod card stock
Simon Says Stamp - Encouraging Animals stamps and die
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Verticle Stitched Strips die

Lawn Fawn - Small Stitched Circle Stackables die
Wink of Stella GL Gold 101
Copic Markers - B45, E000 E21, E25, E34 and E57




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Snowcat Winter card


If I'd venture out for more than what I need to on a winter day, I'd make a snowcat instead of a snowman.  This was a fun little card to work on.  I did shading on the scarf and a light blue shading on the snowcat. 

Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - X-Press It Blending card
Green background
paper - Lawn Fawn Bokeh In The Snow card stock
Light Green paper - Recollections Holiday card stock
Whipper Snapper Designs - Snow Kitty stamp

Simon Says Stamp - Peace, Love & Joy stamp
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
My Favorite Things - Fishtail Banner Stackables

3/8" green button
DMC thread - 704
Copic Markers - B0000, RV14, RV23, YG13 and YG17




Friday, September 15, 2017

Hope You're Feline Better Soon card


I don't think I'll ever get tired of this adorable get well set from Newton's Nook.  This time I made chicken soup with this adorable little kitten.  I went for bright colors that popped so hopefully whoever receives it will have their day brightened.


Supplies ~

Card stock and envelope - 5.5 x 4.25 card size
White paper - 80# Cougar cover
Blue paper - Core'dinations Premium Card stock
Green paper - Feathered Greens card stock

Plaid paper - Doodlebug Design Smitten Kitten card stock
Newton's Nook - Newton's Sick Day stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

My Favorite Things Die-namics - JBO Fishtail Banner Stackables
Lawn Fawn - Large Circle Stackables

American Crafts Gold Bakers Twine
Pigma Micron 01
Copic Markers - B93, B95, C2, R27, R46, R93, W0, W1, W2 and Y21




Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Snowman Shake His Booty Wobble card


This cheerful guy is ready to celebrate the season and shake his jingle bells.  This card has a wobble so just a flick of the finger and he's in motion.  I had a lot of fun with this card.  I pieced in the red jacket and scarf with paper that I added shadows on with copics.  


Supplies ~

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

Red background paper - Carta Bella Have A Merry Christmas cardstock
Green paper - Recollections Earth cardstock
Red jacket paper - Recollections Holiday cardstock 
Art Impressions - Bells Ring stamps
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stackables
Copic Markers - C4, C5, G05, G07, R27, R46, RV29, Y35, YG45, YR04, YR23 and YR68



Monday, September 11, 2017

Winter Wishes Snowman card


This is more than a snowman card...there's a bonus snowdog that is his faithful winter companion.  I don't use grays for shading on snowmen but a light blue.  I just like the look better.


Supplies ~

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

Turquoise paper - Reflections Blue Ombre card stock
Inky Antics - Winter Pals stamps

Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles dies
My Favorite Things Die-namics - JBO Fishtail Banner Stackables
Doodlebug Designs - Matte Sprinkles
Sizzix - Snowflake embossing folder
Copic Multiliner Sepia .3
Copic Markers - B0000, BG53, BG72, C1, C3, C5, C6, E25, R22, RV23, RV29 and YR16 




Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wanna Play Reindeer Games card


This card makes me laugh.  Love this lady and plan to use her without the antlers on a few cards too.  Two different companies were used for the diecuts but they match up pretty well.  The hardest part was fussy cutting the antlers.


Supplies ~

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

Red & Green paper - Recollections Essentials card stock
Art Impressions - Reindeer Games stamps
My Favorite Things - Stitched Mini Scallop Circle die
Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop Borders 2 die
Memento - Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Multiliner Olive .3
Wink of Stella GL Gold 101
Copic Markers - B0000, C1, C4, C5, C6, E04, E11, E25, E50, E53, G09, R20, R27, R46, Y35, YG06, YG09 and YR23