Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentine card 6

Hey everyone, sorry for my two week hiatus. We are about to move so I've been busy getting all of that in order. I thought I would make a quick post today for Valentine card 6. Today is going to be a fun day over here, I'm taking the hubs to Ikea for the first time. He's never been so I'm looking forward to corrupting him :D

Alright before I get too carried away in my excitement over this move, here is card 6! This card was inspired by a card I had seen on Pinterest, not sure of the actual source or creator to give credit, but this is my take on it...
This card is actually going to be my little sisters birthday card, since her birthday falls just after Valentine's Day. She will be 16! She's very much in love with vampires and the like so I just know she will love this card. She has kept every card I've ever sent her and has them displayed around her room, I'm sure she and her friends will get a kick out of this one.

Well that is the card for today, sorry this post isn't longer, but it's about time I start getting myself and the girls ready. They get to go to Grandma's house today while we go to Ikea.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Paper Smooches Challenge/Valentine card 5

Well I thought I would participate in yet another challenge. This time I am entering the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge which you can find and enter here. The theme for this challenge is "Anything goes", there are a few rules/guidelines so be sure to follow them and one winner will be chosen by them and that winner will receive a $30 to the Paper Smooches store. This card is will also act as Valentine card number 5! I'd say I'm ahead of schedule now lol.
 How stinkin' cute are these little cows?! I drew a little bow on the "female" cow and added "lipstick" kisses to the other. I just thought it was too adorable.
If you haven't used paper smooches stamps before I definitely recommend them. I plan to add several more of their stamp sets to my collection, esp now that they've come out with coordinating dies to match. Stamps with matching dies just make my life sooo much easier hahaha.

So if you haven't already hop on over and participate in a challenge, they're super fun and have potential prizes for the winners. Who doesn't love prizes??? 

Challenge and Valentine card # 4

Well Friday came and went and due to technical issues this wouldn't post last night so I'm back at it this morning hoping I will have better luck. So in keeping with my "Friday Challenge" theme this week I will participate in the Tiddly Inks challenge. I have yet to participate in one of there challenges, but I love their stamps and use them all the time so why not?!

You can find this challenge on their challenge blog here. This weeks challenge is "clean and simple" which ironically enough is the same theme from the last challenge I participated in. This card is also the number 4 card in my Valentine card series. I hope you like it.

And really, what better stamp to use just days after they announced that HBO's Game of Thrones season 4 will premiere on April 4th! Who else cannot wait for that to come back on?? As always I will link to all the supplies used that I can. Be sure to check back again on Monday for Valentine card #5.

Skin: E50,E00,E11. R20
Hair: E50,Y21,E53,E55
Dress: R24,R29,E19
Leather straps: E57
Shoes: W1,W3,W5
Green Dragon: Y17, YG61,YG63
Red Dragon: R27,E19,E31
Blue Dragon:YR23, BG72,BG75
Egg shell: E53,E55,0
Ground: E53,E55,E57,E59,Y21

*Tiddly Inks HELLO PET Clear Stamps TI040*Tsukineko MEMENTO Full Size Ink Pad TUXEDO BLACK

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Valentine card 3

Hi everyone! So sorry I didn't get this post up yesterday. We are trying to rent a house and yesterday was filled with trips and tasks and the day just got away from me. Without further ado, here is card 3.
 I just love how this one turned out! The little Magnolia image is adorable. I don't always know how to use these stamps that have them in different positions like this but I'm pretty pleased. Below I will link to all the supplies I can. Hope you like card 3 and if you are enjoying this series leave me a comment below letting me know :)

Skin: E50, E00,E11, R20
Hair: E50,Y21,E53
Clothing: R24, R27, R29,E19
Shadow: C3.C1.0

*Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel Pen WHITE Smooth Broad*Ranger Stickles FROSTED LACE White Clear Glitter Glue SGG20592
*BasicGrey TRUE LOVE 6 x 6 Cardstock Paper Pack TRU4005*Magnolia TILDA WITH DOT BOW Rubber Stamp With Love Collection 2013

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Brrrr!!! It's cold outside!

I hope you all are staying's even chilly here in Florida this morning. It's actually in the 30's here, which for some of you up north in the negative temperatures are probably telling me to shut up right now lol. It's ok I understand.

So today I thought in spirit of these winter temperatures I'd share some of the winter/Christmas card I made last month. I'll be back again tomorrow with Valentine card number 3 so be sure to check back here for that as well. 

Man I must have forgotten to take pictures of majority of the cards I made this year for Christmas....odd. Meh oh well, I'll do better this year.

Stay warm, stay safe, and stay inside under the covers if you can!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Valentine card 2

Hey everyone, hope everyone up north is staying warm. My friends and family keep posting pictures of their weather apps to show how cold it is, while I posted a pic of the 81 degrees we had here in Florida yesterday.  Don't get me wrong, I totally miss the snow and cold weather, especially this time of year. Apparently Florida missed the whole "winter" memo. 

I hope you all enjoyed card 1 in the Valentine series. Here is card number 2! This is a standard A2 size card (4.25"x5.5")
Isn't she precious?! I just LOVE this stamp from Tiddly Inks. I even decorated the inside of this card to match...
I used the "off stamping" technique when stamping the outline of the image in Bashful Blue ink from Stampin' Up. I will link to all the supplies I can below. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to come back on Wednesday for card number 3!

Copics used:
Skin: E000,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E50,Y21,E53
Wings: B000,V12, 0
Dress: R24,R27,R29,E18
Shoes: C1,0
Tree: E53,E55,E57 Leaves:YG61
Bird: Y21, YR23 Egg: Y21,0
Flowers: R20,R27,YG61

*Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Powder Blue & Teal 657900*RESERVE My Favorite Things PIERCED CIRCLE STAX  Die-Namics MFT*Tsukineko MEMENTO Full Size Ink Pad TUXEDO BLACK*Tiddly Inks FAIRY TENDERHEARTED Clear Stamps TI032*BasicGrey TRUE LOVE 6 x 6 Cardstock Paper Pack TRU4005Basic Pearls Jewel Accents*Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH CLASSIC CREAM Paper Pack 25 Sheets  *Ranger Stickles FROSTED LACE White Clear Glitter Glue SGG20592*3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 1/4

Friday, January 3, 2014

Hello 2014!!! Friday Challenge+Valentine card 1

Wow I can't believe how quickly this last year escaped from me. With that said I'm excited for this new year. I've set new crafting goals for myself and keeping up with this blog is at the top of that list!  Stay tuned for my upcoming 14 card Valentine series where I will feature one card per post between now and Valentine's day. 

There are also a bunch of card challenges that I would like to participate in this year as well so I think I will dedicate Friday's to be my "challenge" days. So why not start today?!

Over at The Greeting Farm blog there is a Farm Fresh Friday post with a "clean and simple" challenge. The fabulous prize they are giving away: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4x6 set from The Greeting Farm! Who could pass up that opportunity? Not me! So here is my entry for the "clean and simple" challenge

Isn't she adorbs?! I love the Anya Lifts stamp. And you know what? I think this card will also be card 1 in my Valentine's Day card series.

So here it is Valentine card 1 and Friday Challenge 1! Let me know what you think and if you participated in the challenge yourself by leaving me a comment. I will link to all the supplies I can that I used in making this card

Copics used:
skin: E50,E00,E11,R20
hair: E50,Y21,E53
balloons: RV21,RV23,RV25,R24,R27,R29
paper pieced shirt shadows: W1,W3
shadow: C3,C1,0

*My Mind's Eye LOVE ME 12 x 12 Paper Kit LM0111*Neenah Environment 80 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM  Paper Pack 25 Sheets
*Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets*The Greeting Farm ANYA LIFTS Cling Rubber Stamps