Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sister Stamps

Hi!  Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments in my previous post!  I'm still really excited and can't wait til I can share my first TGF post!  I know I have to get back into a regular posting routine.  Still just hard to find time to craft these days.  I spend so much time just driving!  I realized the other day that it takes me more than an hour to pick up my last 2 kiddies from each of their schools in the afternoon.  So by the time I get home, my butt is sore from sitting so long!  I love Friday afternoons when I know I can start coloring and stamping. 

Last night I finished up a set of cards using Sister Stamps new release.  This has got to be my favorite release of theirs.  So much so that I went to buy them at Cute Stuff the day they were released only to find that the one I really love was already sold out!  What the heck?  I guess everyone else loves it too!  But I did complete the set the next day when I found it at J's Knicknacks.  At least I got to spread the love to a couple of my favorite crafty stores!

I went very clean and simple on these since time is a factor these days.  I have to say I love them all so much.

This is Mariko.  She's so cute!  I colored these with my Copics on PTI's white cardstock.  I had forgotten how nice it is to color on this.  I have been using the  X-press it blending paper for a while now which is nice too but different.  The little tag die and sentiment is also from PTI.  I tied on a silky crushed ribbon from Ribbon Carousel and then used some burlap twine (also from Ribbon Carousel) to tie the tag onto the ribbon. 

A little close up.  These stamps always remind me of Cheryl's daughter!

This is Takeo.  Also colored with Copics.  Tied on some burlap twine with a star tag and sentiment.  And all the sentiments were heat embossed in red.  

I think he looks so fun!

This is Miyoko and she is my favorite!!  See, so cute and sassy!  Same process for this card as well.

She has some stickles added to her cupcake and flower.

Sorry, kind of lengthy post.  That is what happens when I don't blog regularly.  And I need to still mention what challenges I'm entering these into!  First is to MarkerPop Challenge #1 -- Hair/Fur coloring (entering Miyoko card, I wasn't sure if there is some limit).  They were previously iCopic and took a break from challenges but now they're back!


And lastly, I wanted to say a special thank you to Handmade Cuties for sending me a cute little beaded charm!  She makes the cutest charms and they are so bright and fun in person!  Please check out her Etsy store HERE.

Okay, I think I'm done.  Thanks for reading!

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

So cute! The clean and simple look looks great with all the bright coloring! Great hair and shading! Argh, I had to go swimming 2 days in a row already, don't they have enough of swimming at summer camp?!

Rachel Parys said...

Ughhh, driving kids back and forth, no fun!! If only we could get some kind of magical butt-workout while we're sitting there!!! ;)

These are crazy cute! I love the CAS look of them, draws your eye right to the image. I too love the little cupcake image! Awesome job!

Handmade Cuties said...

I love these cards! The colors are so vibrant and the ribbons sweeten it up even more. Adorable!!

Thank you for linking up to my shop. I appreciate your visits to my blog despite your busy schedule.

Hugs

Creations by Shirl said...

Great set of SS cards Eva... love their hair color too.... Cute cards...

Arabella said...

Eva these are gorgeous! Stunning colouring and I love the CAS look! Those ribbons are fabulous!

Arabella

Alyce said...

Eva these are so gorgeous! I love the simple layouts...the images really pop. Your colouring is just so perfect too - loving the hair! :)

Jenny said...

This is so pretty! I love simple cards where your coloring just stands out! Glad you were able to get the last stamp for your set. And did I read you will be on the TGF DT? If so, congrats!! That's a huge accomplishment. They recognize talent when they see it.

Mimi said...

These are super cute Eva! Gorgeous coloring job!! and congrats again on making the TGF team!! ;D

Lorraine said...

Oh these are cute and you have rocked the coloring! Best coloring I've seen with these images so far! Also love the CAS designs. Cute Stuff - is that your husband's auntie's store? Oh and the magnets - I can't remember where I got them. I know I had to search locally and online for strips and circles that were heavier duty. But it was a while ago, so I can't remember.

Leanne said...

Oh Eva! When u find time to sit and create u don't mess around!!! These r all fabulous and kawaii!!! The best kine!
:)

Denice said...

OMG, Sister Stamps are some of my favs...just too cute! Love the notecards you made, CAS never looked better!
:Dxx

Dangina Martinez said...

Super Sweet! Thank You for joining us at All That Scraps and Good Luck.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Handmade Cuties said...

Thank You Eva! I just couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these absolutely adorable, hand crafted cards in the mail!!!! I love everything about these cards. The images are sooo cute and the ribbons with the little tags are too sweet. You put so much work into this. I can't thank you enough for your kindness and generosity...and you do this all between driving around and washing muddy sneakers. It means a lot to me. Thank You! Hugs!

donna mikasa said...

LOVE these, Eva! Great idea to go CAS and showcase the designs with your fabulous coloring!

thescrapmaster said...

I love your CAS cards! Thank you for helping us kick off the new Markerpop blog!!
Hugs
Sami

RiNNE said...

What wonderful CAS cards! Their hair looks amazing-- I almost always just see black hair on them!