Sunday, September 30, 2018

Happy Pumpkin Season

Hi Crafty Friends,
I LOVE PUMPKINS! My entire house is decorated in cute whimsical pumpkins right now. So this stamp is my favorite...Happy Pumpkin Season.
Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite Halloween Character?
A: Me? Duh! PUMPKINS


Supplies:
Bugaboo Stamps: Pumpkin Season Tag
Copic Markers
Doodlebug Pumpkin Paper

Challenges:
ModSquad Challenge: Fall Is In The Air 
Penny's Paper Crafty Challange #399 
Paper Shelter #355: Colours of Autumn/Fall

Frankenstein & Witch Feet

Hi Crafty Friends,
I had some fun with Halloween stamps today! I love bright Halloween colors so I always pick the brightest purples, oranges, and greens when I create for Halloween. This was just a simple card using die cuts and paper piecing. Enjoy.
Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite Halloween Copic Duo?
A: Me? I love YR04 and YR16


Supplies:
Bugaboo Stamps: Halloween Block Set
Copic Markers

Challenges:
Stella Says Sketch #616
ModSquad Challenge: Fall is In The Air 
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #399 
Paper Shelter #355: Colours of Autumn/Fall

Swiss Pixie: Oct 31 Nora

Hi Crafty Friends,
Time for some Pumpkin Cuteness Overload! I love this stamp from C.C Designers: Oct 31st Nora. It's such a cute little scene. I paired it with some Doodlebug Pumpkin Paper, Glossy Accents on the pumpkins and the moon, and a bright Halloween card is made!
Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite Pumpkin Recipe?
A: Me? I love Pumpkin Cinnamon Protein Muffins! Here is my recipe.


Supplies:
C.C Designers: Swiss Pixie Oct 31st Nora
Copic Markers
Doodlebug Pumpkin Paper

Challenges:
ModSquad Challenge: Fall Is In The Air
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #399 
Paper Shelter #355: Colours of Autumn/Fall 
heArtful Stamping Challenge: Anything Goes + A Stamp

Monday, September 24, 2018

What's Up Fall?

Hi Crafty Friends,
I wanted to created a card using this new stencil I got for fall from LDRS. So I colored up a cute little lady from The Greeting Farm in a green outfit and used a few different green inks to make a really cool leaf background. I added some fun embellishments with the button and tweed leaves and made a monochromatic card.
Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite fall "leaf" activity?
A: Me? I love running on the trails in the woods and hearing the crunch beneath my feet.


Supplies:
Copic Markers

Challenges:

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Blue Belle

Hi Crafty Friends,
I wanted to play around with my hair skills so I made a red head! I thought she would look good in a blue outfit so I went all out and made the entire card shades of blue. The stamp is from The Greeting Farm, I love all their little ladies!
Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: If you could have any color hair besides your own what would you pick?
A: Me? Strawberry Blond


Supplies:
The Greeting Farm Mini Remix Happy
Scallop Border Die The Stamp Doctor
Stencil Asian Flower by Hero Arts 

Challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week #38: AG 
A Blog Named Hero: Monochromatic 
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Monochrome
A Gem of A Challenge #227: One for the Girls 
Incy Wincy Designs: Sweet and Sassy 
heARTful Stamping: Anything Goes 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Life Give 'EWE' Lemons? Make 'LAMB'onade!

Hi Crafty Friends,
This PUN came to me in the middle of the night at around 3am. I had the lamb all colored up in three shades of yellow (Y11, Y15, Y35) and I wanted to make a great card with her. The lemons are hand drawn and fussy cut. The background is a die cut. If this doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will!
Make Crafty Friends Q and A:
Q: Did you use to have lemonade stands as a kid? How much did you charge?
A: Me? My twin sister and I used to have the ULTIMATE Lemonade Stand with a popcorn machine, cookies, lemonade of course and then because we were crafty at a young age we made and sold barrettes, friendship bracelets and necklaces too! I'm pretty sure we charged $0.25 for the lemonade, and $0.50 for the popcorn and cookies.



Supplies:
Kraftin' Kimmie Ewe Are Amazing Stamp Set
Tiddly Inks Make Lemonade
Copic Markers

Challenges:
Double Trouble Paper Crafting: Three Colors Stamped: Thing 1 & Thing 3 and Optional Twist
Brown Sugar Challenge: #282 September 2018 
The Paper Shelter: Sentimental Challenge #354

Sunday, September 16, 2018

'Ewe" Are Amazing Mr. Pumpkin

Hi Crafty Friends,
Here is a fun little scene I created for Fall/Halloween because lambs should be able to celebrate too :). I stamped the background using a pumpkin stamp and Kraftin Kimmie Inks (Pumpkin Patch, Mossy Meadow, and Purple Petunia) Then I die-cut ovals out of various orange papers and inked the edges with the Purple Petunia Ink and made my background pumpkin. The stamp is Kraftin Kimmie's Ewe Are Amazing set! I love this card for fall or Halloween blessings.

Make Crafty Friends Q and A:
Q: What animal would you like to see in a pumpkin patch?
A: Me? A Unicorn!


Supplies:
Copic Markers
Pumpkin Rubber Stamp

Challenges:

Hay There

Hi Crafty Friends,
Or should I say HAY THERE! I love this horse from Jaded Blossom Stamps. It's perfect for fall because it reminds me of apple picking, pumpkin farms etc. They have a September Challenge going on right now "ABC" So I made "H" for Horse, Hay There, Happy Birthday, Howdy Cowgirl! I colored her up with copic markers and used tearing and paper piecing to do the background. I used a little twine and red button accents to finish it off.
Make Crafty Friends Q & A: If you could own a pony what would you name it? Me? Starlight (Just like Rainbow Brite's Pony)


Supplies:
Twine
Copic Markers
Buttons
Various Patterned Papers

Challenges:

Saturday, September 15, 2018

My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar 2018: Clean and Simple Genius

Clean and Simple (CAS) is Soooo challenging for me! I love ribbons, gems, patterned papers... ALL the embellishments! So I went out of my comfort zone for this! My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar 2018 Clean and Simple Genius entry! I used four colors black, red, gray and of course WHITE and left a lot of white space!



 And to show you how much I really struggled... this was my original, I had ric rac on it but forced myself to take it off because CAS MEGHAN!!! ;)
Supplies:
Copic Markers
My Favorite Things: BB New Best Friend

Challenges:
My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar 2018: Clean and Simple Genius  
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #76: Anything Goes

My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar 2018: Coloring Virtuoso

This card has stressed me out for two weeks! Planning it and designing it! I can't tell you the number of times I woke up changing my mind, thinking I shouldn't bother entering. But that is the point, challenge yourself... So here it is My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest 2018 Coloring Virtuoso! I decided if you are going to show off your coloring skills you better use all the colors right? The details are pretty basic... I just colored EIGHT unicorns in every color combo I could think of with copic markers and added matching gems. Then I HANDCUT each one out with clouds, oh how I was wishing I bought the matching diecut to this set ;). Then I picked out matching inks to do the splatter background for each little unicorn!
And here's a fun shot of it with a little filter so it's GLOWING :)
Supplies:
Copic Markers
My Favorite Things: Magical Unicorns Stamps
Various Inks

Challenges:
My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar 2018: Coloring Virtuoso 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up

Sunday, September 9, 2018

MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest: Innovation Master- " I Love You SHINE or RAIN"

Hi Crafty Friends,
Have you heard of the My Favorite Things 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest? I hadn't either until this year. So, I'm giving it a shot! Wish me luck ;) Here is my design for the INNOVATION MASTER category.
For the Outside of My Card:
Let's start with the background. I literally HANDCUT all those squares like a puzzle and fit them together to make the blue background. It TOOK FOREVER. As I glued it down, I wanted to create dimension so I popped some up and kept some flat. Then I used my MFT Sunshine Die to create the sunshine. I used two shades of yellow paper and folded back every third ray, popping it up with 2 pop dots for height and added the yellow button on top. Then I took my MFT cloud die and made the clouds out of COTTON SWABS, so they look like real clouds! Lastly, at the bottom, I added the little duckies, colored with copic markers, striking poses (from the MFT Rain or Shine Set). I REVERSED the sentiment "I Love You RAIN or SHINE" for a reason you will see when you open the card.

I LOVE YOU SHINE OR...




For the Inside of My Card:

RAIN!

I created an umbrella for the inside with "rain" coming down! I used purple cardstock and folded it like a fan then I attached the "raindrop" like ribbon embellishments from under the umbrella to create the "rain". I added the sentiment under the umbrella "There's Always Room For You UNDER MY UMBRELLA" from the MFT BB Rain or Shine Set.



How's that for INNOVATION :)?

Challenges: 
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Unusual Folds 
Crafty Animals Challenge 18 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Pop It UP 
Die Cut Divas: Use Yellow

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Snowman FUN with Snowy Version #3

Hi Crafty Friends,
Last one! CAS with Snowy the snowman! And an OLD SCHOOL snowman picture. I told you have been building snowmen FOREVER :) That's right, this one is leaning on a tree! We get creative in my family. Wait until I start posting our sandcastles and creations!
Supplies:
Penny Black Snowy Stamp

Challenges:
Penny Black Creative Christmas Challenge
Christmas With The Cuties #19: The Cutest Snowman 
ABC Christmas Challenge: S is For Snowman 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: ATG 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: ATG

Snowman FUN with Snowy Version #2

Hi Crafty Friends,
Here is Version #2 of my FAVORITE snowman stamp ever! And check out post #1 so you can see my snowman! Another one is pictured here. Do you still make snowmen? Why not?!?



Supplies:
Penny Black Snowy
Various Pattern Paper
Embossing Powder

Challenges:
Penny Black Creative Christmas Challenge
 Christmas With The Cuties #19: The Cutest Snowman
 ABC Christmas Challenge: S is for Snowman
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: ATG
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: ATG
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge: ATG

Snowman FUN with Snowy Version #1

Hi Crafty Friends,
It is NEVER too early to get a kick start on Christmas cards right? I am going to share three posts featuring an ADORABLE snowman by Penny Black. Here is version #1.
Make Crafty Friends Q&A: Do you still build snowmen? Me? Absolutely! Here's a pic of a few years ago.

Supplies:
Penny Black Snowy

Challenges:
Penny Black Creative Christmas Challenge
Christmas With The Cuties #19: The Cutest Snowman
ABC Christmas Challenge: S is for Snowman
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: ATG 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: ATG