Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bubbles in my Tea

Hello! It's *ALMOST* Friday- woot woot!

I knew I couldn't let the week finish off without ONE more card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

This time I decided to go cutesy and color up this sweet Frappi Anya from The Greeting Farm! So *technically* she's drinking a frappi, but I added some little bubbles (aka boba) to her drink to make the sentiment by My Favorite Things work...

Bubbles in my Tea

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stay Cool!

It's time for a new Tiddly Ink Tuesday Challenge AND there are some new images available in the shop now!

This week's challenge is a fun one... TINGO! (Think Bingo but with Tiddly Inks...)

I took the diagonal squares from the top left to the bottom right- Dies, Tiddly Inks, & Ribbon.  And as I mentioned before there's a new girl in the Tiddly Inks shop and she's available now!

Introducing Molly! This is Molly Swims...

Stay Cool

I loved the stripes on her dress and gave her a patriotic red, white & blue stripes in time to celebrate the upcoming July 4th/Independence Day Holiday!

Colored in copics- what else?! I used this die from Mama Elephant and this sentiment from MFT. I dug into my ribbon stash to find some coordinating blue, and I finished by coloring portions of her dress in sparkle using a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle marker.  It's a little hard to see above, here's a better view...

Stay Cool- sparkle

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you pop in and join the Tiddly Inks Challenge and grab some adorable Molly images for yourself!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Let's Coffee!

Who couldn't use a nice tall glass of iced coffee to start their Monday off? Especially when it's the first day of Summer too!

I made another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...

This time I used Coffee Town from Sweet Stamp Shop!
Let's Coffee

For the background, I stamped the "COFFEE" stamp in versamark ink on Kraft cardstock after drawing lines in pencil to keep things straight!  I die cut the stitched circle- it's the largest tag from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Circle Tag dies, I just trimmed off the hanging tab. I stamped the same 'COFFEE' sentiment and added the iced coffee cup Cuppa Coffee (also Sweet Stamp Shop) colored, with copics, an ombre effect to look make it actually look like coffee and topped it off with some glossy accents. (The 'lets' is from It's Your Day stamp set by Hero Arts.) Finished off my card by adding some white faux stitching after mounting everything together and called my card done!

Thanks for stopping by! Planning to get some more (at least one more) coffee card in during my kids' naptime today! :)

Friday, June 17, 2016


(Hip Hip = Sip Sip... Get it? LOL)

It's time for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

& Woohoo!  It's FRIDAY!!

Here's my first card... after playing around with the Sophisticated Script by Concord & 9th a little while ago, the idea popped in my head for this card...

Sip Sip Hooray!

I used distress inks on the Cool Cup die and (part of) a sentiment from the Stay Cool stamp set from My Favorite Things!  The 'whipped cream' is cut from white felt. I finished it with some summery peachy coral patterned paper, a doily from my stash, and a card isn't complete without some sparkly sequins right?

I have one other card already complete, and hope to find some time for more before next week is over! We're in for some more extreme heat- so sounds like the perfect time to enjoy cool air-conditioning and get crafty!

I'm off to check out some of the other coffee-inspired cards and get this weekend started!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Magical Merrie

Happy Monday friends!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Popping in to share the newest digital image NOW available in the Tiddly Inks shop! Merrie Mermaid- I was so excited when I saw this image, I couldn't WAIT to color her.

And perfect timing too, since I had discovered that Virginia's View is back again with a Summer challenge- All About Colors!

Here is the card I made... a little larger than my usual cards, this one is 5"x5"

Magical Merrie

When I saw all of that fabulous hair, it screamed RAINBOW to me! (I could just be on a rainbow kick, but since it's officially hot here in AZ- the bright colors just say summer to me!)

After I colored all that awesome hair with my copics, I covered it using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen- I love all that shimmer!  I blended some shades of blue distress inks to a 4 3/4" square piece of watercolor paper and some splattered water droplets for texture.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things (Magical Unicorns), mounted Merrie with some foam adhesive, and finally added some clear sequin 'bubbles!'

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Out of this WORLD!

Whew! I survived the extreme heat wave we had this weekend... (we're talking 115*F, that's 46*C! Blech!)

I kept nice and cool in my craft room... and just in time to for the newest challenge over at Tiddly Inks- One for the Boys! Usually one of those tougher categories for cards, but I had a lot of fun with this one!

I used an older image from the Tiddly Inks Shop, Come in Cuteness, for my card...

Out of this World

Isn't he the cutest lil alien?? LOL. My son is totally obsessed with all things space related so I thought this would be a fun, "just because" card for him- unless he's already taken it!

I kept my card very simple to let the lil alien be the star of the card, I printed my image out twice, once for the base layer and the second for just the alien himself- he's popped up on some foam tape too. I colored with copics (of course) and slathered the planet with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I printed "you're out of this" when I printed the digi on the base layer and then stamped 'world' using my current favorite alpha stamp, Sophisticated Script from Concord & 9th!

I hope to see you join in on the Tiddly Inks fun- there are a ton of cute boy images screaming to be colored up in the shop... check 'em out HERE!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Hello Friend!

Just a quick share today...

Poppy Wryn (from Tiddly Inks) 'popping' in to say Hello and Happy Friday!!

Hello Friend

Colored with copics (of course!), I kept my card pretty simple and embossed the base using a poppy embossing folder to match Poppy Wryn, and just added some coordinating card stock and doily to match!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! I'm planning on staying inside in the cool AC (& hopefully doing lots of crafting!) we're hitting 115 degrees- YUCK!