Wednesday, February 22, 2017

thanks a latte

Hi all!  I actually didn't have much else to post recently!  So yesterday I finally made these coffee cards that have been on my to do list for a while.  And today ended up being kind of busy with chores and other errands that I finally am able to post this card tonight.

Do you know that I haven't bought any patterned papers for over a year now?  Well, that is until Doodlebug came out with this super cute coffee patterned paper!  And I had to get it cause it matched the Paper Smooches coffee die that I had.  The band on the coffee cup is actually crinkled cardstock that I had for years.  I finally got a chance to use it!  Glad I saved it and didn't put it in the donate pile.

This is the inside of the card.  There is a gift card pocket and I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler set on it.  I think these would make great thank you cards for just about anyone who loves coffee.

I have also restocked a lot of the confetti in the shop recently.  Please check it out if your interested.  Quantities are limited.

Thank you stopping by!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

no BUTTS about it

Hello!  Today I have a series of cards to share which I think are super cute and funny too.  I love Birdie Brown's stamp sets available at MFT and the cards today uses the behind images of the cat, dog & pig found in Cool Cat, Lucky Dog and Hog Heaven. 

I had a couple of ideas for the design of this card but I felt the sentiment called for multiple images of the animal's behind.  I just couldn't let there be one image and the sentiment have plural Butts.  I know that is weird of me but things like that drive me a little crazy.  I won't get into how people misuse plural and possessive s though.  That really drives me crazy.  Anyway, so then I thought this would be a cute way to stamp multiple images over the card.  I created the sentiment on the front using an alphabet set from Lawn Fawn.

This is the sentiment on the inside which comes in the Cool Cat stamp set.

Here is the dog version.  These cards took a lot of time to color!

The inside of the dog card.

Here is the pig version.

The inside of the pig card. 

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

eye think you're neat & my calendars are on SALE!

Hi!  It's the end of January!  But I have to admit that January kind of felt long for me.  I don't know if it's because of school starting again for the kids or all the holidays they had or the mornings that seem to be dragging on because of the all the roadwork happening right outside our house.  All the construction outside is driving me crazy and really does not help me focus on crafting. 

Also because it's February in a few hours, I've decided to mark down the 2017 calendars in my shop.  If you're interested, please take a look.

Here's one of my favorite cards using Lawn Fawn's Monster Mash.  That sentiment cracks me up!  And I gave the bigger monster a bow tie.  

Here's a closer view.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

my last set of 2017 calendars (finally!)

Hello!  Oh my goodness, I have finally used up my 2017 calendars.  Talk about some procrastination!  So, I knew I wanted to use the unicorn stamps from The Greeting Farm that came out last year but I never got around to actually completing this project.  I stamped them but never colored them and I thought I wanted to turn the calendars into shakers but that didn't quite work out how I wanted.  In the end, I went with just keeping it simple. 

Here is the first one.  I can't keep the names of all these unicorn stamp sets straight anymore.  They are from The Greeting Farm and there are so many different ones!  The stitched rainbow and cloud dies are from My Favorite Things.  And it does take some time to cut out the rainbow colors so I did use a lot of cardstock for this.  But gotta say that after I was done, I loved it. 

Here is the purple one.  Usually I stamp all my sentiments in black, sometimes in red and also gold.  But I didn't think those colors would match that well and then I remembered I had gotten this pearlescent jade stamp pad and it was the look I was going for.  I thought about adding confetti in the open spaces but that looked too overdone so at the last minute stamped in some tiny red hearts (from Lawn Fawn).  And that pretty much completed it for me.

And here is the last one.  I'm calling it a teal unicorn but I can't be sure because I don't know really what is the difference between teal and turquoise?  And the sentiment color is jade but matches pretty well with the unicorn.  And isn't jade more green?  Anyway, maybe I'll just call it blue.  Haha.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

We Flamin-go Together!

Hello!  Here is another Valentine's Day card using a Lawn Fawn set called Flamingo Together.  So I admit I wasn't all that into this set but it has such cute sentiments and that decided it for me.  Plus the flamingos are fun to color and I think it's a unique idea for a stamp set.

Sorry, now that I look at this photo, it looks a bit blurry!  Ugh, my eyes are getting so bad!  But you get the idea.

Here's a closer view of the card. 

I've been trying to use my time a bit better this year.  I'm even trying to take my coloring with me while I wait to pick up the kids.  Plus I can see better in the natural sunlight!  Why do our eyes have to get old too?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

I wheelie like you!

Hello!  I started making some Valentine's Day cards for my shop.  I love Lawn Fawn stamps and their punny sayings!  So I used a bunch of their stamps recently.  And I totally thought I would be good and not get anything from their new release but those dies!  I want the Fancy Box and the Scalloped Box Card Pop up! 

Here is one of the cards I've made recently using Lawn Fawn's Wheelie Like You set.  I had to do some selective stamping to stamp the Wheelie three times and in red.  I use a small post it and cover up the words I do not want to be inked up.  Then I remove the post its and stamp only the word I want.

Here's a close up.  I fussy cut the little guinea pig out and adhered him onto the wheel.  Wait, he is a guinea pig, right?  Could he also be a hamster?

Well, hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  We had an incredible day of traffic yesterday!  My husband and daughter were stuck on the road for about 5 hours.  If you live on Oahu, you know what I'm talking about!

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Friday, January 20, 2017

Christmas tags

Hello!  I'm going to backtrack a little and share these Christmas tags I made last year.

I stamped these cute penguins from Mama Elephant on to some tags.  I made similar ones last year.  I think the speech bubble is from Lawn Fawn.  Simple & cute!  Okay, it's a little bit more complicated than simple but not that much more.

I also made these super cute snowman tags.  This snowman is a die from Paper Smooches.  And yes, it's hard to glue all the tiny pieces and face details so these were a bit more time consuming.  So I bought a sticker maker!  I bought a sticker maker just for this project because those eyes and skinny twig arms are hard to glue.  But the sticker maker makes it all easy!  I'm hoping I can make more of these for this Christmas.

And lastly, I made these tags using Concord & 9th's bough dies.  I love these so much!  They are also a little time consuming with making all the small ribbon bows.  The sentiments are from Lawn Fawn.

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