Sunday, December 31, 2017

Lines Shaker Card Kit

Hello sunshine!  I try to use what I buy so that I don't get piles and piles of supplies that I "save" for another day. So this month you'll notice more shakers cards like this Lines Shaker Card Kit from Queen and Company.  I guess this was my New Year's resolution from 2016 and it's starting to stick... finally... half way through 2017.  LOL  My craft room is getting cleaner as I try to use up some of my old stuff too.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Butterfly Shaker Card Kit

This is a shaker card created from the Butterfly Shaker Card Kit from Queen and Company. I love a good rainbow so this color scheme shown on their site was irresistible. I used their Glitter Washi Tape to fill in the backgrounds more.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Stackers Reindeer

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  For this project, I've used Stackers Reindeer by Art Impressions and in the background is Little Village by Make it Crafty (with some Chipboard Embellishments too). I stamped the reindeer and then used a mask to stamp the background. While the mask was still there, I used Distress Inks to do the background, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. The sentiment was covered with Liquid Pearls.

The Copic Markers I used on this are:

R05, 29, 46
E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, R11
G94, YG63, 23, 61
YR24, Y18, 04
BV23, 20, B52, C1
E71, 74, 77

Monday, December 25, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Brianna

Merry Christmas!  I'd like to share a card I've made using Polka Dot Pals Brianna and Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The card base is the Window Shaker Card Kit from Queen and Co and the snowflakes are Chipboard Embellishment from Make it Crafty.  Then I used things from around the desk to finish it off.

Here are the Copic markers that I used on Polka Dot Pals Brianna:

E04, R02
R11, E0000, 00, 02, 21, 41, 42, 43
C3, T9, 6, 5, 4, 3, C1, BV23
YG67, 63, 61
R46, 05, 12, 02
B91, 93, 95
E77, 74, 71

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit

Once again, the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company is what I used to create this holiday shaker card. This is one of the card layouts from the kit.  The snowflake is a Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment covered with Liquid Pearls.

I was short a few holiday cards this season, and since those are to be hand-delivered, I was able to pile on the layers and embellishments without fear of increased postage costs.  That was an added benefit! 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit

Happy holidays!  During the Thanksgiving break, I had an extra day to myself and retreated to the craft room to play with some new supplies. One was the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company.  It was a change for me and a new way to think so I used the same layout for many of the cards. Once my brain had made the switch, I was able to start thinking on my own. This is one that was half way through... it started out as an idea from their website and morphed into this.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Snail Mail

This guy is Snail Mail rubber stamp by Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The sentiment is from the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company.  The background is Candy Canes and Lights from Whimsy Stamps. The snowflakes are Chipboard Embellishments from Make it Crafty.

This guy was slow going and was very appropriately sitting on my work desk for over a week. He really is snail mail!  LOL 

These are the Copic markers I used:

B52, 00, 0000
R59, 37, 08, 05, 12
BG18, 49, 13, 11
VB23, 20, T4, 6, 9, C2, 3
G99, YG63, 61, 67
E41, 43, 44
B97, 95, 93, 91
Y19, 04

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Brianna

I am joining Ute at Bastel-Traum on this Advent day.  I have used Polka Dot Pals Brianna and Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  Below you'll find a quick guide on how to mask and stamp a Polka Dot Pals Add-on Face for this Pal.  I have also used the sentiment stamp from the Merry and Bright kit from Queen and Company.

When adding a face to the stamp, occasionally something blocks part of the face so creating a mask is needed.  To do this, after I stamped the main Polka Dot Pal, I stamped again on a scratch paper.  Because I was using grey, it was barely noticeable but that was all I needed to cut around the packages. Then I stamped the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Face with the masking in place. I removed the mask and then I could start to color.

I should have known better than to use a scratch paper for this demonstration... because it wasn't long after that I was tempted to color.  I ended up coloring her anyway and then created this card. I should have also stamped the whole image... but it made for a nice change.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fruits and Vegetables

This is Day 20 of my Advent and it's a reminder to eat your fruits and vegetables!  Or at least, if you don't eat them then you can make them from Polymer clay. LOL  I've had some more fun creating these and even made a basket to put them in.  I thought about doing a cornucopia but I didn't think it's shape would hold up in the oven.

I have made the basket plus: apple, tomato, cherries, strawberry, radish, peach, orange, carrot, pumpkin, pineapple, banana, lemon, lime, pear (2), peas, broccoli, celery, blueberries, grapes, eggplant, onion, cauliflower and a leak.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit

This is one of my favorite layouts from the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company and it's not even a shaker card. I love how the ornaments are all in white and can see an all-white card potential.  I used the same layout from their blog but then added some glitter to the ornaments.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Birthday to You

Welcome to Day 18 of my Advent! Today I don't have a holiday card but instead a birthday card. It's another chipboard embellishment projects that I made using Happy Birthday to You from Make it Crafty.  I used the same layout that Zoe did for the Somewhere Over the Rainbow chipboard sentiment.

For the background, instead of watercolor, I thought I'd try Copic refill ink. After about 20 drops, I realized it was using as much ink as refilling a marker.  Oops!  So I did some splatter then called it good. Next time I'll try something different.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit

I've used the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company for another holiday shaker card. These are turning out to be fun and easy to make since I'm using the same layout as their kit. The snowflakes are Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments and covered with Liquid Pearls.  This is one of my favorites of the shaker cards.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit

It's officially the holiday break for my area as the schools are out!  Eeeek!  'Tis the season.  And this seasonal card was created using the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Girl Sitting

I've been wanting to try out the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces with other stamps and so for this project I pulled out some stamps by hÄnglar and stÄnglar.  I don't know the name of their stamp and they are rare on the internet that I wasn't able to Google it.  It might be called "Friendship" or simply "Girl Sitting" but I have no clue.  (If you do, leave a comment and I can update the name.)

Here's a close up of the face.  To get the face stamped, I inked up the hAnglar girl then used a cotton swab to remove ink from the eye dots.  Then I selected a Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces stamp that I thought would work best.  Some looked too large but this one fit nicely.

The sentiment I used is a Kid's Quote by Inkadinkado.  I thought the "smile" worked to draw attention to the face.  :D  Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by today.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dexter Gives

It's Day 14 of my Advent Calendar and on sale is Dexter Gives and Dexter Ice Cream - each rubber stamp is only $2.50.  While supplies last and for today only! All the digital Dexter stamps are also on sale.  :)

For my project today, I'm sharing a card using Dexter Gives.

Here are the Copic marks that I used:

YR23, Y21, 11
E43, 41, 40, R11
T8, 6, 4, 2
C6, 4, 3, 2, 1
YG63, 23, 01
B97, BG15, 53, 11, 000
R59, 37, 17

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Another monster from the Edward's Crochet Imaginarium by Kerry Lord pattern book. This one was started by my sister who did the body, arms, legs and ears.  So really all I had to do was the antlers, eyes, muzzle and tail.  He's a brother to Cauli and they will both be loved by brothers too. For his name, I wrote down all that I thought he was ... penguin, deer, bunny, dragon... then used letters from each to create the name.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit

I do enjoy using non-traditional colors for holiday cards such as pink and blue.  I think that these non-traditional colors are starting to get traditional... at least in our house.  LOL  Here's a card I created using the layout from the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit from Queen and Company.