Friday, September 30, 2016

My Bestie Get Well Card and New Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge

Hello crafty peeps! I hope you are all doing well today...if not, this card is perfect for you. 

This is Nurse Bonnie. She is a My Bestie who is giving out love to someone feeling a little under the weather. 

You can see what other designers have done with Nurse Bonnie and other My Bestie images over at the new Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge

I hope you will stop by and take a look. The DT is UBER talented. 
Remember you can enter the challenge using an image from ANY artist. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day! 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thinking Of You A Latte!

SQUEEEAALLLL!!! So, the very talented Christine Young, artist of Paper Nest Dolls, messaged me and told me how much she loved my coloring. I was so excited! 

Then she asked me if I would like to make a card for her...."WELL, OF COURSE!!" I'm totally honored! 

I made a card using Avery With a Donut. Isn't she adorable!? I immediately thought of coffee and donuts when I saw her. 

I colored Avery with Copic markers.

The Coffee Cup is a file from The Cutting Cafe. I cut it out with my Cricut Explore. I also made the butterfly embellishment using the Cricut. 

I made the coffee cup into a gift card holder. When you pull on the steam (cheese cloth) of  the coffee out pops a gift card pocket =)

I had my Cricut write the sentiment too. I love the writing feature of that machine! 

The lace and seam binding I used is from Gone Artsy

Copics Used...

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E04, R20, R30
Hair: E29, E25, E21
Donut: E29, E25, E34, E50, E51, E53
Boots: E29, E25, E34
Clothes: R85, R83, R81, RV000

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 
You can also see my card on the The Paper Nest Doll Blog
Have a great weekend! 

Challenges Entered

Monday, September 19, 2016

Lets Write A Letter With The Cutting Cafe

Hi everyone! Today I have something a little bit different to share with you. 
The Cutting Cafe DT is working with the NEW Lets Write A Letter Set

It's  a little stationery kit. It comes with an envelope template, printable papers and more. 
I cut out the pieces with my Cricut Explore.

I decided to go with a masculine design so I could send it to my Chemo Buddy
The papers I used are from a DCWV pack of cardstock. 

The cute little pair of pliers is an eraser. 

On the 21st The Cutting Cafe will put up the DT inspirational post with lots of other awesome projects using the Lets Write A Letter Set. 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. 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a craftastic day!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Shabby Chic Card With Ady Almanza Image

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a card I made using one of Ady Almanza's images. 

I love this image. It reminds me of a sassy teen. You can see more of Ady's images in her Esty shop...Big Eyed Dolls Art

I colored the image with Copic markers. I'm sorry, I don't have the colors I used. I colored this one while my sister was in the hospital. My brain wasn't totally functioning at that time. Lol. 

To embellish my card I used flowers and lace from Lavish Laces, a butterfly from Renea's Bouquets, dies, cheese cloth, a tag, doilies and twine. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a craftastic weekend!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Baby Bump Card

Hi everyone! We have some friends that are getting ready to have their first baby. Exciting right?!? I wanted to make her a special card for the baby shower. Saturated Canary had the perfect image. 

The image is called About To Pop. Isn't she gorgeous? If you want any Saturated Canary images you'd better get them now. She is closing the shop soon. You can read more about that on the Saturated Canary blog.

I colored the image with Copic markers. 

I embellished the card with flowers from Lavish Laces, lace and beads from Gone Artsy and butterflies from Renea's Bouquets.

At the baby shower we all decorated onsies for the baby. Here's a picture of the one I did. 

Perfect for a family of hunters! 

Copic Markers used
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R30
Hair: E29, E25, E21
Shirt: R81, R83, R85, V01, V04 ,YG11
Skirt: W3, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a craftastic day! 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Autumn Greetings From The Cutting Cafe

Hello crafty friends! 
Can you believe Autumn is already upon us? The next thing you know its going to be Christmas! 
Oh boy, I just stressed myself out with that thought! 

Ok, back to Autumn...this week at The Cutting Cafe we are working with
  Autumn Sentiment Card Frames.

 I LOVE this printable set! There is so many possibilities. You could use SVG's, digital stamps, stamps, pre colored images, flowers, leaves, sentiments or etc. in the center of them.

I opened the Autumn Greetings frame in Paint and then added a digital stamp from Ching-Chou Kuik called Autumn In Far North.

I colored the image with Copic markers, distressed the edges of my papers and added embossing powder for a little added texture.

The pine cones I used were a gift from my husband. He picked them up while he was out hunting.
He's seriously the BEST!

The Cutting Cafe will be posting all of the design team's projects in one post on the 7th. If you leave a comment on that blog post, you will be entered in a chance to win 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice. You won't want to miss out on all the awesome Autumn Sentiment Card Frame projects.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Here Comes Santa Clause

Hello, My Bestie lovers! 
Ok, I know Santa's not coming yet, but he will be here before you know it! 
I am getting a head start on making my Christmas cards.

I made today's card with a newly released My Bestie...IMG201

I colored her with Copic markers and put some highlights on her with a white gel pen. 

This image makes me want to snuggle up with a good book and a nice cup of hot cocoa. 
A friend of mine has turned me on to the best hot cocoa EVER! Mint and Chocolate hot cocoa it's Land O Lakes brand. If you like mint, you are sure to love this hot cocoa! 

I found some of the cutest paper to go with her. It's called Polar Pals from Doodlebug. 

Copic markers used
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E04
Hair: E29, E25, E11
Bow: C00, C1, C3
Shoes: C10, C8, C6, C4
Berries: R39, B14
Leaves: YG11, G09
Clothes: B39, B32, B28, B24, BG000

Thank you for stopping by! Have a craftastic day!