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