Wednesday, December 26, 2018

TFS - Rock Out

I'm over on Topflight Stamps today!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

The Details:  AALL and Create Rocking Corns, Concord and 9th Mix Tape Dies, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Scor-Tape, Doodlebug Lily White Glitter, Distress Oxides, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Forest Friends

Isn't this so quirky and cute?  I especially love the bear--look at those eyebrows!

Only two sleeps until Christmas.  How did this happen?!

The Details:  Honey Bee Forest Friends, Ultimate Crafts Fractal Snowflakes, Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Friday, December 21, 2018

Jolly AF

I "present" you with my final card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Rude Christmas challenge. Not necessarily a rude card but definitely a cute one!

The Details:  CC Designs Ho Ho Ho, Newton's Nook Evergreens Stencil, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside, Zig Watercolor Markers, Versafine Onyx Black

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas Karma

My week of The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Rude Christmas is nearing the end but it's not over yet! You can join us with some rude of your own or go the good-girl/boy route.  Remember, tho, Karma is watching.

The Details:  Katzelkraft Jungle Animals, Visible Image Time Tunnel,  Honey Bee Deckle Edge A2 Die, Zig Watercolor Markers, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics and Copic Airbrush

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Wear a Hat

A meme ode to my partner, Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Rude Christmas style.
This is ever so so true!

The Details:  Katzelkraft Sherlock Holmes, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die, Impact Font

CASology Guest Designer

I am so excited to be guest designing for CASology this round where the cue word is the timely HOLLY.  I had the idea to use a holly sprig on the neck of a stag but it seemed rather plain jane so I impressed an oval die around it. Super simple but so much more interesting and elegant now.

I hope you have a chance to play along during this most wonderful time of the year!

The Details:  Newton's Nook Splendid Stags, Memory Box Holly, Spellbinders Floral Oval, Distress Oxide Evergreen Bough, Ranger Enamel Accents Classic Cherry

Monday, December 17, 2018

Offended Much?

This whole week is full of ye olde snark in honor of The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers's Rude Christmas. Come join in the (optionally) snarky fun!

The Details:  Impression Obsession Dude, Neat and Tangled Fa La La Stencil, The Crafer's Workshop Cogs Stencil, Tim Holtz Brick Stencil, Distress Oxides, Versafine Onyx Black, Penny Black Holiday Trimmings 6x6 Paper

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Cards in Envy Hang Your Stocking with Care

This round at Cards in Envy we'd like your card to have something to do with a stocking.  You could feature a stocking or something you might find in your stocking. Think of the possibilities and go nuts!

I've had this fireplace die for ages so am happy to be using stash. I stenciled it lightly with a brick pattern and Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick. The wood and fire are colored with Copics.  I love how the fire turned out but, of course, most of it got covered up--LOL.  The stockings are paper-pieced.  Oh, I also sponged the background in a warm fire yellow glow. So pretty.

The Details:  MFT Our Story, Fireplace Die, Brick Stencil, and Tiny Check 6x6 Paper, Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Greetings, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Exciting Announcement!!!

Guess who will be joining the Whimsy Stamps Design Team in January?  This girl!  I'm so excited to be joining the team and really looking forward to sharing Whimsy creations with you!

If you haven't joined in already, there's a special Whimsy Instagram Hop going on celebrating 10 years--woo hoo! 

SOSS #125 - R is for Rude Christmas

Oh, my goodness!  It's all about Christmas over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Make it rude if you so choose. Make it dirty-old-man-rude if you're me.

As I was making this card, I showed it to my partner.

Dirty Old Man: Shouldn't the carrot be bigger?
Me: That's what she said.

The Details:  Jillian Vance Sam E Snowman, Lawn Fawn Knit Picky and Christmas Plaid 6x6 Papers, Copics, Ranger Enamel Accents, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Friday, December 14, 2018

Penguin Window

Oh, look, another alcohol lift ink background. LOL.  I used a muted blue-grey-green color for the frame, an unusual choice for me. It was so fun coloring the penguins but lots of coloring so this card will go to someone I like a LOT. ;-)

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Christmas, Fab n Funky #420 Cute Christmas, Addicted to Stamps and More #322 Make Your Mark

The Details: MFT SY Sweet Holiday Penguins, Stacey Yacula Studio Snowy Trees, Mama Elephant Tri-Window Die, Hello Bluebird Yeti or Not (sentiment) , Ultimate Crafts Fractal Snowflakes, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Copics

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Spooky Christmas

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog with a bonus project this week!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Christmas, Watercooler Wednesday #200 All About Occasions

The Details:  Katzelkraft Sherlock Holmes, Kraftin' Kimmie Angel Voices, Impress Seattle Holiday, Impression Obsession Halloween Hill, Distress Oxides, Copics, Doodlebug Designs Glitter, Copic Opaque White

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holly Deer

I saw an image online of a deer printable with really cool and detailed holly antlers. I recreated it here, CAS style.

I'm entering this in The Paper Players #422 Color Challenge, Happy Little Stampers December CAS Emboss, Simon Says Wednesday Christmas

The Details:  MFT Delightful Deer, Memory Box Holly Leaves, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Sizzix Snowfall Embossing Folder, Copic R27, Distress Oxide Evergreen Bough

TFS - Marlene Tags

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today!

The Details:  Studio Light Art by Marlene Large Colorful TagsPaperArtsy JOFY 57Katzelkraft Holiday Quotes, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Inktense Ink Pencils, Sakura Glaze and White Pigment Pens, Versafine Onyx Black

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pink Snow

I've worked up some Yeti cards using both new and way old stuff. I love this set--so very cute.

I'm entering this in City Crafter #442 Snowflakes

The Details:   Hello Bluebird Yeti or Not, Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Borders, Sugarpea Designs Log Cabin Mountainscapes, Doodlebug Design Polar Pals 6x6 Paper, Lindy's Magicals, Zig Watercolor Markers, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

I'm entering this in Shopping Our Stash #384 'tis the Season. The tree panel was stamped last year although I don't recall why I didn't use it.

The Details:   Hello Bluebird Yeti or Not and Believe Die, MFT Chill Wishes, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Opaque White

I'm entering this in Happy Little Stampers December Anything Goes with Dies
The Details: Hello Bluebird Yeti or Not, Copics, Mama Elephant Tri-Window Die, Gina Marie Scalloped Rectangle Die, Echo Park Celebrate Winter 6x6 Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black,

Monday, December 10, 2018

Bitty Christmas

I think this card is so cute.  I love the mix of the simple bears and the mitten paper. 

I'm entering this in AAA Cards #130 Three of SomethingAddicted to Stamps and More #321 Anything Goes

The Details: MFT Bitty Bears, Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Border, Echo Park Celebrate Winter 6x6 Paper, Zig Watercolor Markers, Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger White Detail Fine Embossing Powder

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Wonderfully CAS

I feel like I'm back to my CAS roots with this one. So simple and yet perfect.  Love the glittery snow.  Using my favorite bear color, ochre, here.

The Details:  Hello Bluebird Christmas is Coming, Gina Marie Designs Falling Snow Cover Plate, Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Watercolor Markers, Doodlebug Lily White Glitter, Scor-tape

Jingle Bell Rock

I thought I would play along with CAS(e) This Sketch (flipped) which has reached 300 challenges.  Wow!

The Details:  Mama Elephant Little Dog and Little Cat Agendas, Concord and 9th Mix Tape Dies, Pebbles Holly Jolly 6x6 Paper, Distress Oxides, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Friday, December 7, 2018

Fall Friends Girl

I really liked the colors over at Sunday Stamps for the current challenge.  Pretty, aren't they?  I'm rather surprised I'm so taken with them as I'm usually all about the bold.

I'm entering this in Sunday Stamps #193 Winter's Breath Color Inspiration

The Details:  MFT Fall Friends, Mama Elephant Holiday Messages, Newton's Nook Evergreens Stencil, Distress Oxide Evergreen Bough, Copics, Zig Watercolor Markers, Pebbles Merry Merry 6x6 Paper, Versafine Onyx Black

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Penguin Joy

I love the striped paper from one of the pads I have. So festive! I paired it with the cutest penguin offering up a candy cane. When I was a kid, those were my favorite. How about you?

Style-wise, this is certainly layered and relatively clean I suppose. Is there a killer cute style? LOL.

I'm entering this in The Card Concept #103 Holiday Treats as well as TIME OUT #124 Joyful

The Details: MFT SY Sweet Holiday Penguins, Concord and 9th Joy Die, Recollections Holiday Bash 6x6 Paper, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Oval Die

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

TFS - Big Bear Hugs

I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today sharing some chilly winter cheer.

The Details:  Crafty Individuals Christmas Sledding Fun Bear, Katzelkraft Carpe Diem, Zig Watercolor Markers, Peerless Gold Watercolor, Copic Multiliner, Versafine Onyx Black

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Let's So Get Lit

Go check out my card over on the Topflight Stamps Blog. I had a lot of fun designing this one.

I'm entering this in The Paper Players #421 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas and Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  Katzelkraft Jungle AnimalsKatzelkraft Pilgrim Holiday Accessories, Hero Arts Irreverant Elf Messages, Copics, Copic Multiliners, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Opaque White

Monday, December 3, 2018

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop

I didn't think I had it in me to squeeze in a card for the current Coffee Lovers Hop but it allowed me play with an idea I had had about changing the pumpkin in the MFT Fall Friends set into a snowball so two birds-one stone.

I started the card by watercoloring the girl and squirrel. I lightly drew in snow on the ground but it was just so so plain so I added the birch trees. Less plain but still plain. Horizon then. Meh. Purple reflection. Okay, cool. Sunrise.  Cooler yet. Impression of a sun with the yellow. Shabam. And finally the various shadows. Happy sigh.

I'm also entering this in HLS Watercolor Anything Goes Without Optional Stencil Twist

The Details:  MFT Fall Friends and Our Story (coffee mug), Hello Bluebird Birch Trees, Zig Watercolor Markers, Copics, Posca White Pigment Pen, Versafine Onyx Black

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Cards in Envy Spirit of Christmas

Are you ready for another Cards in Envy challenge?  Come show your spirit of Christmas!

I found this Distress Oxide panel in my discard pile.  Yeah, I don't know why I was going to toss it. I paired it with a navy panel spattered with Copic Opaque White which was also in the leftovers pile. I love the dark against the bright.

The Details:  Distress Oxides, Stamplorations Let It Snow, Lil' Inker Snowflake Cover Plate

Caroling Owls

Oh, how I love these caroling owls.  They were fun to color, especially when I started adding the dots and they came to life. Now the puffs on the hats I need to practice with.  Apparently with the Marvy Snow Marker a little goes a very long way. I had to tamp these down afterwards, especially the front one which ended up being 1/2" high!

Also, with the NT stencil, I found I needed to use my Copic airbrush to ensure I got into the crevices of the letters. My usual round Distress applicators were not cutting it.

I'm entering this in Mod Squad Use a Critter

The Details:  MFT SY Warm and Feathered Hugs, Neat and Tangled FaLaLa Stencil, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Die, Copics, Marvy Snow Marker, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxides

Saturday, December 1, 2018

SOSS #124 - W is for Winter

Over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers it's winter time. Brr!

I know everyone who has experienced cold weather knows what it's like to stick a toe out from under your cozy blankets, decide its too cold to get out of bed, then crossed your legs and hoped your aging bladder would hold out. LOL!

The Details: Katzelkraft Meerkats, Poppy Stamps Window and Valley Snowflakes, Memory Box Lacy Curtains, Doodlebug Design Down on the Farm 6x6 Paper, Carta Bella Santa's Workshop 6x6 Paper, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Memeto Tuxedo Black, Copics, Distress Oxide Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade

Friday, November 30, 2018

52 CCT Guest Designer

I am super excited to be guest designing at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. For this challenge round, you are able to choose any of the challenges from 2017 to base your project on. That's a LOT of choices!

I chose to use a challenge theme from October 2017: Winter Sports. I'm a by-the-fire type of adult but I have very fond memories of sledding with my kid sister as a child.

I masked a pieced of watercolor cardstock and used bright and happy shimmer powder watercolors on it. Love that sparkle!  I really wanted the background to be show up as much as possible, so once I cut the solid scalloped oval die, I fussy cut out the middle along the stitching lines. So framed, but not too framed!

The Details: Newton's Nook Winter Memories, PTI Christmas Card Kit 2017, Lindy's Magicals, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics

CAS Penguins

Hmm, could someone have been playing with new stamps again? Methinks so! I was able to use up old stash (the tree stamps were unused for well over a year) and leftovers from somewhere or another.

I'm entering this in City Crafter #440 Pick a Penguin, CAS on Friday #147 Make a Christmas Card, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

The Details:  MFT SY Sweet Holiday Penguins, Stacey Yacula Studio Snowy Trees, Zig Watercolor Markers, Copics, Memento Ladybug and Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Gelli Roll Pigment Pen

The Details:  MFT SY Sweet Holiday Penguins, Pink and Main Snow Sweet, Copics, unknown igloo, Simon Says Stiched Whirl die, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mountain High

The other day I heard the song "Wanted: Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi which made me think of the MFT cowboy set and how it could be really cute as a Christmas card. I thought about adding more red to his outfit (think cowboy Santa) but decided that's not what cowboys are about so a green vest and snowflake scarf  won the day.

I'm entering this in MFT Color Challenge #106, Allsorts #495 Inspired by a Song

The Details:  MFT Saddle Up and Celebrate, MFT Rolling Hills, Gina Marie Designs Mountain, Distress Oxides, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Copic Opaque White

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

TFS - Snarky Christmas

I'm on the Topflight Stamps blog today with two very different watercolored cards.

The Details:  Katzelkraft Jungle Animals, MFT Ho Ho Ho, Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Zig Watercolor Markers, Echo Park Celebrate Winterk, Pebbles Holly Jolly and Paper Studio Woodland Wonderland 6x6 Papers

The Details: Katzelkraft Jungle Animals, Katzelkraft Christmas Holiday AccessoriesSimon Says Sweater Words and Appliques, Zig Watercolor Markers, Versafine Onyx Black