Sunday, January 20, 2019

Coffee + Friends = Perfect Blend

Hi Crafty Friends,
I am loving these new papers I got from Graciellie Designs. I have never used digi papers before but I am LOVING THEM! I was inspired by the White Rose Crafts Sketch Challenge (see below) and Your Next Stamp Let's See Some Smiles Challenge! This is just such a cute little coffee cup!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What image or saying is on your coffee mug?
A: Me? Mine says "Exercise Is My Drug" and I have another one that is kettlebells and another "runner girl" are you sensing a theme?


Supplies:
Your Next Stamp Thanks A Latte
Graciellie Designs Coffee Lovers Paper Pack
Copic Markers

Challenges:
Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #105: Let's See Smiles
A Gem of A Challenge: Wk1 Anything Goes 
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge: Anything Goes 
WordArt Wednesday Weeks: #370-371
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #85
Time Out Challenges #127: Inspired By Words 
Kat Scrappiness January Card Challenge: Anything Goes
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.590567904735833&type=3

Feeling Slothy? Drink Coffee

Hi Crafty Friends,
Feeling Slothy? DRINK COFFEE! I love this sloth from Newtons Nook! I colored him to match some NEW coffee themed digi papers I got from Gracille Designs. I used SNIPPETS of a few different paper designs. The card design was inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #89: It's a Sketch Challenge! See below for the sketch.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What brand coffee do you mainly buy?
A: Me? Trader Joes Organic Dark Sumatra



Supplies:
Newton's Nook Slothy Coffee
Graciellie Designs Coffee Lovers Digital Paper Pack
Copic Markers

Challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Pixie's Snippets Playground #344
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #370-371
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #85
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge: Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge Wk1 Anything Goes 
Time Out Challenge #197: Inspired By Words "Strong Drinks You Mix" 
Kat Scrappiness January Card Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.inkypawschallenge.com/2019/01/inky-paws-challenge-89.html
https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2019/01/color-throwdown-countdown-526.html
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge.html#more


Whoooo.... is Having A Birthday?

Hi Crafty Friends,
Whoooo loves these CUTE OWLS? I do! I love their little expressions! I had fun mixing up different Bo Bunny patterned papers I found from 15 years ago to create this birthday card! I was inspired by the Scrapping For Less Sketch Challenge for January "You Make Me Wing Flapping Happy"

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is the oldest craft product or embellishment you have used this year?
A: Me? Definitely these Bo Bunny Papers I found when reorganizing my craft room.


Supplies:
Gerda Designs Owl Rather Be With You Stamp
Bo Bunny Pattern Paper
Various Copic Markers

Challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge Wk 1: Anything Goes 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #85
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge: Anything Goes
Fun Friday Challenge #105: Let's See Smiles
Scrapping For Less January Sketch Challenge: You Make Me Wing Flapping Happy
Gerda Designs January Share Your Design Challenge 
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #99 Happy Birthday 
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #370-371
D.L ART January 2019 Linky Challenge
Time Out Challenge #127: Inspired By Words "Party" 
Kat Scrappiness January Card Challenge: Anything Goes
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge.html#more

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pink Birthday Party

Hi Crafty Friends,
Here is my ideal Birthday Party... everything PINK and SPARKLY! I made this card with my favorite color, colored the image to look like me, and added a pink PRESENT and Princess wand. So yes, this one was all about me! You have to make yourself a card sometimes too right?

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your ideal birthday day?
A: Me? Wake up with my puppy Maddie and cuddle, and CRAFT ALL DAY!


Supplies:
C.C Designers Spring Pinkies Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Die Cut
C.C Designers Banner Die Cut (discountinued)
Copic Markers
Various Pattern Papers

Challenges:
My Favorite Things Birthday Project: May We Present
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #370-#371
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #99: Happy Birthday
C.C. Designers January Challenge: PINK, Red and Black
DL ART January Linky Challenge

You Are Mermazing with Ariel & Flounder

Hi Crafty Friends,
Who doesn't love DISNEY? Especially Disney Princesses! I decided to color this amazing Tiddly Inks Mermaid like Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Then I colored the little fishes surrounding her like her best friend Flounder! (see bottom of the post to see what I used as inspiration) I created the background blending distress oxide inks and splattering it with water. Then I finished if off with the "Mermazing" sentiment and 4x "I Am Roses" Flowers to match. This is my second entry for the Tiddly Inks Design Team Application because I have SO many favorite Tiddly Ink Images! Wish me luck! And click the link below for more information.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite Disney Princess?
A: Me? I love Cinderella! My Prom dress looked exactly like Cinderella I even reused it twice to dress up like Cinderella for Halloween!







Supplies:
Tiddly Inks Birthday Fishes
Distress Oxide Sea Lagoon & Pistachio
Various Copic Markers
Scallop Die Cut
I Am Roses Small Daisy Die Cut
I Am Roses Round Edge Petal

Challenges: 
Tiddly Inks Challenge #221 Anything Tiddly Inks Goes
I Am Roses Challenge Blog January Anything Goes 
Word Art Wednesday Week #370-371 
DL Art January Linky Challenge

https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2019/01/design-team-call-2.html

https://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/show-and-share-every-9th-day-of-month.html
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge.html#more


Friday, January 18, 2019

Every Time a Bell Rings, an Angel Gets Her Wings

Hi Crafty Friends,
I wanted to use some NEW Angel Wing Dies I got awhile ago but have not been able to come up with a good card idea for them. I finally just decided to play around and see what happened. Here is what I came up with. It can be a sympathy card, encouragement, Valentine, it's versatile!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite movie with an ANGEL in it?
A: Me? It's A Wonderful Life



Supplies:
Angel Wing Die Cut
Love You Die Cut
Heart Die Cut
Patterned Paper

Challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge #113: Something NEW (Angel Wing Dies)
Words 2 Craft By #61: HOPE
Word Art Wednesday  #370-371

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I Love You S'More

Hi Crafty Friends,
Who says Valentine's Cards have to be all cuddly bears and cupids? I think PINK Penguins are PERFECT for Valentine's Day! Wouldn't it be amazing if Pink Penguins existed? I had so much fun with this S'more Love stamp set from Reverse Confetti. The background is a NEW die cut plate from Birch Press Designs called Cherish Layer B and I took the pink hearts from the inside of the die and POPPED them up! Then finished it off with the sentiment on a banner die from Kat Scrappiness! Hope you have someone special this Valentine's Day to share S'MORE LOVE!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: If you could make any animal PINK what animal?
A: Me? My favorite animal is a Panda so I would make a PINK and white Panda!



Supplies:
Copic Markers
Reverse Confetti Smore Love Stamp Set
Birch Press Designs Cherish Plate Layer B Die Cut
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fishtail Banner Die

Challenges:

https://reverseconfetti.com/blogs/posts/tagged/play-to-win
Kat Scrappiness January Challenge: Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges #126: Loving! 
Dragonfly Journeys #132 In Stitches 
Dies R Us #113: Something NEW (New DieCut Plate)

Luv You Bots!

Hi Crafty Friends,
I am in Valentine Card mode. It's one of my favorite holidays to make cards because pink and red are my FAVORITE colors! Here is a cute set from Paper Smooches called Boom Bots! I just think they are darling. We live in a time where robots are starting to take over everything so I'm just hoping when they do, they will be as cute as this guy!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do advancements in technology scare you or do you embrace it?
A: Me? I would say SCARE...self driving cars? people getting robots as spouses because they can control them... EEK!
Supplies:
Copic Markers
Paper Smooches Boom Bots Stamp Set
Red and Black Ink

Challenges:
Paper Smooches January 2019: Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies 1902: Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge Blog: Black & White 
Time Out Challenges #126: Loving

Monday, January 14, 2019

Grumpy About Love Owl

Hi Crafty Friends,
I'm going to be honest. I'm a single dog mom. So I'm a little skeptical about this whole "LOVE" thing. At least LOVE with someone other than my PUPPY, Maddie ;) These days everything seems to be online and I'm not a "Tinder" "Match" person, I listen to way to many True Crime podcasts for that! So I made this card because I LOVE this owl's face. He's like "Ain't no one got time for this online dating mess"

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Have you ever online dated?
A: Me? I went on one date with someone from I think it was Bumble or something and I ended up becoming his Run Coach, not romantic partner ;)




Supplies:
Gerda Designs Owl Rather Be With You Stamp
Birch Press Designs Cherish Plate B
C.C Designers Alphabet Die RETIRED
Ribbon
Red Sequins

Challenges:
Gerda Designs January Challenge Share Your Designs
Pammie's Inky Pinkies 1902: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Card + Matching Envelope
https://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/show-and-share-every-9th-day-of-month.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwnWYx+%28Yes%2C+Virginia....%29
Time Out Challenges #126: Loving
Kat Scrappiness January Card Challenge: Anything Goes
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge.html#more

Weather Getting You Down? Feel Better Soon

Hi Crafty Friends,
How is the weather where you are at? I live in Chicago, so we have freezing cold and WIND! We also got 4 inches of snow yesterday. Not bad ;) I was inspired by the bad weather this weekend to make this little tag. I swear everyone I know is getting the cold and flu this month from WINTER whether your winter is snow, rain, or just cold. I need a lot of Get Well Cards. This is an adorable stamp set from Jaded Blossom Kawaii Weather and the die cut is from Stamplorations!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite kind of weather?
A: Me? I love fall. 50-60 degrees and colored leaves



Supplies:
Jaded Blossom Kawaii Weather Stamp Set 
Stamplorations Feel Better Soon Cutplorations Die 
Ribbon
Tag Die
Copic Markers

Challenges:
Jaded Blossom January Challenge: Gift Card Holder or A Tag
Cut It Up Challenge #165 How's the Weather?
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1902: Anything Goes
https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/tagplorations-january.html

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Tiddly Inks Cocoa Wishes

Hi Crafty Friends!
It's cold and snowy here in Chicago, we got 4 inches of snow today which isn't that bad but add 25 degrees and 20mph winds...BRRRR! I decided to color up this cutie from Tiddly Inks Stamps "Cocoa Wishes" because it is exactly what I want to do right now. Cuddly up with a delicious cup of cocoa. One of my favorite color combos is RED and BLUE together and since it's winter what better than BLUE HAIR! I am also using this post to apply for the Tiddly Inks Design Team! WISH ME LUCK! I love Tiddly Inks sooooo much! If you want to apply check the bottom of the post for more information (just don't take my spot please) ;)

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: If you could have any color hair (that looked natural) besides your own what color would you get?
A: Me? Strawberry Blond! I'm blond but would love that beautiful shade of red mixed in!



Supplies:
Patterned Paper
Snowflake Ribbon

Challenges:

https://blog.tiddlyinks.com/2019/01/design-team-call-2.html