Sunday, January 21, 2018

I Heart You From The Cutting Cafe

Good morning! I've got some Valentine's Day inspiration for you today. The great thing about today's's from The Cutting Cafe. That means that not only is the card going to be super cute, it is going to be quick and easy to put together. 

Regina, the owner of The Cutting Cafe, has tons of Word Shaped Cards. I used the I Heart You file to make my card. 

I turned on my Cricut Maker, cut out the I Heart You outline and singles, put some pretty ribbon on the heart, put them on the card and was ready to go in 25 minutes. 25 MINUTES! 

In 25 minutes I had this adorable card ready to go. That is less time (and money) than I would have spent if I would have drove into town to pick out a Valentine's Card. Plus, it's always better if you make it yourself =) 

These Word Shaped Cards are perfect for those last minute "Mom, I need a birthday card for so and so tonight." All of us Moms out there know this happens...FAR TO MUCH in my house. I ended up making a bunch to have on hand for this reason. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Enjoy your Sunday and don't forget to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see today's  Word Shaped Cards inspiration from the rest of the team. If you leave a comment on that post, you will be entered in a chance to win 3 free Cutting Cafe Files of your choice. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

La La Land Crafts Fireman Luka Clean and Simple Card

Good morning! Popping in with a clean and simple card using the La La Land Crafts Fireman Luka Rubber Stamp.

Isn't HE the cutest!? Perfect for the clean and simple them we are creating with on the La La Land Crafts Blog.

I colored Fireman Luka  with Copic markers.



Uh oh! forgot to snap a picture of the clothes combo.
Clothes: E35, E33, E31



                                WATER DROP:

I used burlap and colorless blender solution to create texture in Fireman Luka's clothes.
After coloring his hair, and skin, I colored the tan part of Fireman Luka's clothes and waited for the ink to dry. Once dry, I took a scrap piece of burlap and put some colorless blender on it and dabbed it on his clothes.

This is really a fun technique. You can do this with many other fabrics. Jeans, canvas...I've even used a beanie once. Give it a try. Remember not to soak your fabric with the colorless blender. It really doesn't take much to get the desired effect.

OOHHH!! I just had an idea! I will try it out before I tell you about it. I want to make sure it works before I tell you about it =)

Until next time, have a craftastic day!

La La Land Crafts items used...

Fireman Luka Rubber Stamp

Copic markers used...
Skin:E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E35, E31, E51
Clothes: E35, E33, E31
Yellows: Y19, Y11
Hose:R59, R29, R05, TR24, Y19
Hat:110, C10, C7, C3, C1

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lollipop Card With La La Land Craft Fabulous Marci

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be writing my first tutorial for La La Land Crafts. This is also the first time I have made a lollipop card. 

Lets walk through the steps together. 

I always color my image first. 

I colored the Fabulous Marci Rubber Stamp with Copic markers. Starting out with the skin.

This is my go to skin combo. You can create many different looks with this combo. R20 is used for blush. 

After the skin is done, I move on to the hair. I love this color combination because it is simple with just three markers to use. 

From there, we move onto coloring the clothes and headband. I started by coloring the flowers around Fabulous Marci's waste, adding flowers to the headband and then coloring around the flowers with the black combo below. (also used this combo for her lips)

I used the same black color combination to color the dress. Once completely finished with the coloring, I added sparkles by using 110, C7 and a white gel pen. 

Use a sharp pair of scissors to fussy cut the image and set aside. 

Choose a cardstock that coordinates with your image, you will need two 2 x 12 inch strips. Double sided cardstock would be best. 

Score each 2 x 12 inch strip at every half inch and then fold accordion style.  

Hot glue the strips together at the ends.

Shape the cardstock strips into a circle and glue the ends together. 

Cut out 5 circles. You will need two pink, two large white and 1 smaller white. 

You can make your rosette different sizes depending how much you leave the center open. I wanted to leave it bigger to accommodate Fabulous Marci

Hot glue one of the large white circles to the back of your rosette. 
Then take a paper straw and hot glue it between one of the pleats in the rosette. You will want to slide it up so the straw is sticking out above the rosette on the other side.  Hot glue the straw down on the circle. This will add a little more stability. 

I wanted to place a black doily over the white circle, but I didn't have one. So, as my husband would say I had to "Improvise, adapt and overcome." (He's a Marine)

I turned white doily black using Black Soot Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I only inked around the outside since the center of the doily will be covered by the circles cut out with the Stitched Nested Circles dies. 

Attach the doily over the white circle on the back of the rosette. Then place the large colored circle on top of it followed by the white smaller circle. The white circle will be where you write your message to the recipient of the lollipop card. 

Now to work on the front of  the lollipop card. 
Take the second large pink circle you cut and glue it to the white circle. The white circle is just to make the card more sturdy. (You may not have to have the large white circle if you make the center of the rosette smaller.) 
Hot glue lace to the bottom of the white circle. Hot glue the laced circle to the rosette. 

Embellish the front of your lollipop card. I decided to go with flowers, cheese cloth and stringy beads Heart Banner Die as embellishments. 

Now, add Fabulous Marci, the sentiment and any last minute embellishments. 

Viola!! You have a beautiful lollipop card ready to brighten someones day. 

Thank you for stopping by to check out my tutorial. Hopefully you are inspired to try one of these lollipop cards. It is a lot easier than I thought it would be. 

Reneabouquets Winter Card

Hello! Popping in to share a winter themed card made with beautiful embellishments from Reneabouquets

I have used a few different Beautiful Board pieces to help create this winter scene. The Beautiful Board Small Vintage Snowflakes, the Beautiful Board Medium Victorian Scroll Border ,

The super cool thing about the Printed Beautiful Board Large Victorian Winter is that you choose the color of her clothing. Your choices are Winter White, Frosty Blue or Frosty Pink. All beautiful choices! 

I covered each one of the Board Small Vintage Snowflakes with Ranger Clear Emboss It Ink  and sprinkled it with vintage white embossing powder. 

I love the the look of the embossed snowflakes. 

The Beautiful Board Large Gothic Gate was the perfect addition to this scene. It reminds me of an old gate that you would see in front of a castle. 

I used Blue Fern Wanderlust Collection Papers for the blue background. To soften the papers a little, I added a piece of embossed vellum. 

The Reneabouquets Trim Delicate Beauty Guipere Lace was perfectly placed to resemble a bed of snow. 

Of course there is one of Reneabouquets handmade butterflies too =)

Reneabouquets items used...

Beautiful Board Small Vintage Snowflakes

Printed Beautiful Board Large Victorian Winter

Beautiful Board Medium Victorian Scroll Border 

Beautiful Board Large Gothic Gate

Mini Dusty Blue Ivory Mulberry Paper Roses Set

Vintage Blue Curly Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers

Reneabouquets Trim Delicate Beauty Guipere Lace

Blue Fern Wanderlust Collection Papers

Ranger Clear Emboss It Ink Dabber 

You can find Reneabouquets here...


Reneabouquets Etsy Shop

Reneabouquets Blog

Reneabouquets Facebook Page

Friday, January 12, 2018

La La Land Crafts Winter Birthday

Today at La La Land Crafts, we are celebrating winter birthdays. Birthday's are the perfect theme for today. Today would have been my Dad's 60th birthday. We celebrate in his memory by having his favorite dinner ♡

Here is the card I made for inspiration. 
I made my card with the adorable Birthday Gift Molli Rubber Stamp. She is colored with Copic markers. 
I have been so inspired by the La La Land Crafts design team and their beautiful coloring. So many of the designers put designs on the images clothes. I decided to give it a go.  

I cut the snowflakes (La La Land Crafts Large Snowflakes 1 Die) out of colored cardstock to match the papers. Wouldn't it be fun if it actually snowed in different colors? I don't know, now that I'm thinking about it, I really do like the white stuff. Everything looks so clean and sparkly. She how fast I change my mind. My poor husband! hahaha!

Birthday Gift Molli has a tiny set of mittens to keep her warm in the snow. The mitten die is also one of La La Land Crafts dies. 
Notice how Birthday Gift Molli is sitting on the bottom of the circle? I did that by fussy cutting her legs and putting them on top of the circle die. I love this technique. It's super simple and gives the image and die a little different look. 

Don't forget that La La Land Crafts is having a half off sale on Retired Stamps, Dies and Digis. You won't want to miss out on this sale!! 

Copic used...
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20 blush
Hair: E35, E31, E50
Shirt: C3, C1, C00, YR09, YR04, YR15, 110 and white gel pen
Pants: B99, B97, B95, B93, 
Gift: BG09, BG53, C3, C1
Boots: E29, B25, E31

Large Snowflakes 1 Die

Stitched Nested Circle Die

Mittens Die

Birthday Gift Molli Rubber Stamp

Thank you all so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Angels Hearts and Memories Mascaraed Ball

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a card with a gorgeous image from Angels Hearts and Memories Etsy Shop. This digital stamp is called Feathery Mask. Isn't it a gorgeous Masquerade Ball image

I had so much fun coloring this digital stamp getting all the details of the different colors I used. I colored the  Feathery Mask image with Copic markers, my favorite of course. I love the way Copics blend together. There are so many different techniques and tricks you can do to add texture to your projects. I have a few projects coming up soon that I have used different techniques. So stay tuned! 

The Copic colors I used are:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E49, E29, E25
Dress and Mask: V09, V04, V01, R85, R83, R81

You can see on this photo I used a feathering technique to blend two colors together. If you are a beginner it can be a little tricky to accomplish. But once you do it a couple of times you can really make it look great! 

I really love to add dimension and layers to my cards. No boring cards on my blog! 
We have a lot of fun over in the A&M facebook group. You really should come and join us! Here is a link to the A&M Facebook Group. In the group you will get even more fantastic inspiration for all the wonderful things in the A&M Etsy shop. PLUS! notifications of any sales, new releases and other exciting news about Angels Hearts and Memories Etsy Shop.

 While checking out, if you use this code TINAG15 to get a fantastic discount! Who doesn't love a discount? 
  Have fun shopping! 

Did you notice that my blog had a face lift?!? A certain crafty friend of mine (who doesn't want to be mentioned) toadally re did my it. It looks amazing! I love all of the tiny frogs! The header of the blog has 6 frogs. One for each member of my family. How sweet is that?! 

Thank you so much for hopping by for a visit. Hope you have a frogtastic day!