Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Love to Shop

Hi there!  Today I have a bold and bright card to share!  This is one of the images that comes in the Love to Shop set from All Dressed Up stamps.  Isn't she adorable!!!  I just love her little jacket and pants.  Too cute!  The minute I saw this image, I knew I wanted to create something fun so I decided to use some paper from American Crafts called Happy Traveler.  The bold colors are just so fun! 

Here's a closer look:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts- Happy Traveler
Flowers: Prima
Yellow Pearls: Michaels
Red Button: My Stash
Tag Punch: Stampin Up
Leaf Die: Stampin Up- Little Leaves
Copic Markers: (skin) E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 (hair) E47, E43, E41
(image) C1, C3, BG53, BG57, BG09, YG09, YG67, G29, B24, B28, B29,
R14, R17, R29, R59, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR24, YR27
Image: All Dressed Up: Love to Shop

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Love Struck Cupid

Hello!  Today I'm here sharing a cute little card using Cuppie Arrows from Saturated Canary.    Valentine's Day is just around the corner and as soon as I saw this adorable little cupid, I just knew I had to use her!  You can find her HERE in the shop. 
Here's a closer look:
For this card, I used Copics to color her up, added some Stickles to the hearts, popped on some rhinestones, and die cut a few embellishments Valentine embellishments.  I just love how she turned out! 

Patterned Paper: Paper Studio-Love Struck (Hobby Lobby)
Rhinestone Hearts: Dollar General
Pink Heart Die Cut: Sizzix
Red Stitched Heart Die: My Favorite Things
Pearls: Liquid Pearls
Washi Tape Die: My Favorite Things
Love Struck Sentiment: My Favorite Things
Image: Saturated Canary
Copic Colors: W3, C1, C3, C5, E31, E25, E13, R56, R59, RV69, R29, R27, RV10, RV11, RV34
(hair) E37, E35, YR31, E30 (skin) Eo4, E11, E21, Eoo, Eooo, R2o
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Monday, February 1, 2016

All Dressed Up February Facebook Challenge

Hello there!  Today, I'm here sharing the new All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge: HEARTS!  It runs all month long and you just have to use an All Dressed Up image and hearts somewhere on your project.  You can play along HERE, so what are you waiting for??? 

Here's the card I created for the DT inspiration.  This is TOP KNOT and you can find her HERE in the shop.  Isn't she just adorable!  I just love her! 

I colored her up with copics as usual and put special emphasis on her little freckles.  They're just too cute!  I added some patterned paper from Hobby Lobby and a few heart embellishments, and viola!  Here's my card:

A closer look:

Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio: Love Struck (Hobby Lobby)
Heart Die: Sizzix
Heart Doily: Dollar Section Target
Puffy Heart Stickers: Sticko
Valentine Sentiment:
Button: My Stash
Tag Punch: Stampin Up
Copic Markers: R35, R37, R59, G82, G85, RV10, RV23, RV34, RV19
(hair) E57, E43, E41, E79 (skin) E04, E11, E21, E00 E000, R20
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

All Dessed Up Design Team Member!

Hello, hello!  I have some exciting news to share with you today!  I've been selected as a new DT member for All Dressed Up stamps!  I can't tell to you how honored I am to have been chosen!  So many talented ladies and beautiful entries in the DT call!  Be sure to visit their Blog to check out all the artists that were selected! 

Today, I have my very first card as DT to share with you guys.  This is one of the stamps in the Love To Shop set.  You can find her HERE in the store

Isn't she just BEAUTIFUL!  For this card, I wanted to go glam so I used a Project Life set by Simple Stories as my inspiration!  It's called Gold.  If you know me at all, you know I'm in LOVE with gold right now!  I'm even using it to decorate my craft room!  So, any opportunity I get to use it on my cards, I jump at it!  Here's a closer look at the card:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Can't wait to share more of my All Dress Up creations with you guys! 
Copic Markers: (Hair) E49, E47, E43, E41 (Skin) E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 (Image) C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, W3, W0, E30, E31, E34, E35
Patterned Paper & Paper Embellishments: Simple Stories: Snap Pack: Gold
Black and Gold Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Gold Sequins: Walmart
Gold Heart Doily: Target (dollar section)


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Valentine Kisses

Hello there!  Today I'm sharing a cute little Valentine card using one of my all time favorite Saturated Canary images: Kisses.  Isn't she just adorable!  That curly hair, polka dot bow, and combat it!  She was so much fun to color up!  You can find her HERE in the Saturated Canary Shop. 
Here's a closer look:

The view from the side:

Patterned Paper: American Crafts:Xoxo
Wooden Arrow: Target Dollar Section
Red Heart Jewels: Dollar General
Red Polka Dot Ribbon: Walmart
Hear Die: Sizzix
Doily: My Stash
Circle Paper Clip: My Stash
Sentiment Stamp/Die: Stampin Up
Tag Punch: Stampin Up
Stitched Circle Die: Gina Marie Designs
Glitter: Stickles
Copics: (hair) C9,C5, C1 (skin) E000, E00, E21, R20, E11, E04
(image) C9, C7, C3, RV10, RV19, RV34, B000, B04, R35, R37, R59

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine Shaker Card

Hello there!  Today, I'm sharing my first ever shaker card.  So you are probably aware that shaker cards have been around for a while, but recently that have started to make a serious come back.  I see them everywhere.  So, I decided to try my hand at making one!  I just love how it turned out!  Before, attempting, I watched several Youtube videos that were very helpful.  Just a little trial and error, and before I knew it, I had a working shaker card!  So fun!

For this card, I decided to use one of my new Greeting Farm images.  This little guy is from the My Sunshine set which you can find HERE in The Greeting Farm Store.  I just love how cute he is in his little sweater vest!  Adorable!  I also wanted to use the "bargain" glitter I posted about a couple of days ago and I have to tell you...I'm so impressed!  It looks great in person, very sparkly! 
Here's a closer look:
And a side view:
Flat on the table:
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper: Echo Park: Yours Truly, I Love You paper from Hobby Lobby
Love You Die: My Favorite Things
Glitter Heart Stickers: My Stash
Red Button: My Stash
Tag Punches: Stampin Up
Image: The Greeting Farm
Glitter: Target (Dollar Section)
Acetate: recycled backing from Stamping Bella Stamp
Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bargain Craft Haul

Hello!  Hope you are having a great week!  So, you may not know this about me, but I love to bargain shop!  I'm always looking for a good deal and I love the thrill of the hunt!  Recently, I found several "bargain" craft items and I though I would share them with you.  That way you can rush out and grab them if you want :)  Now, let me apologize for the quality of the photos. They were taken with my phone so they don't look great, but I think you'll get the idea.  Also, I want to state that I'm in Texas so I'm posting Texas prices.  Not sure if they will be priced differently in other parts of the U.S.  Now... let's get started! 

I found these items at my local Walmart in the craft section.  The Stickers are thick cardstock stickers with silver foiling and I just couldn't resist them.  At $0.97 each, they were a bargain!  The Sequins were also fairly cheap, about $3.00, I think.  I'm planning to make some shaker cards and I don't have any sequins at all so I thought this would be a good starter kit.  Just a few of each color at a reasonable price. 
Believe it or not, I found all these goodies at Target.  Most of them were in the dollar section at the front of the store.  The little bottles are filled with thick chunky glitter that almost looks more like confetti.  At only a dollar a bottle, I had to get several colors.  Again, I'm hoping to use this on some future shaker cards.  I also found some wooden embellishments that had a white and gold wash over them.  These will be great for future Valentine cards.  And then there are the heart-shaped doilies.  They came in white and gold, I got a package of each.  Of course gold is really big this year so I couldn't resist.  Finally, I found a packet of metallic confetti in the Valentine section for only a dollar.  I really liked the colors so I grabbed it and plan to use it on a shaker card. 
This is probably my favorite find!  Although, I can't take credit.  I actually got a tip from another crafter in a Facebook group I am a part of .  These are heart-shaped rhinestones from Dollar General.  They have 4 different sizes per package and come in red and pink.  Each package is only $1.00 and comes with 100 pieces per package! What a deal! Plus, there's already adhesive on the back!  How great is that!!!  I bought 8 packages!  I couldn't resist. This is a great deal!  You can find them in the Valentine's section. 
One last thing to share.  This is shaped plastic confetti that I found in the jewelry section at Hobby Lobby.  It's meant to go in the knock off versions of the Origami Owl necklaces, but again, I thought it would be perfect for shaker cards.  At only $1.99 per package, it seemed like a really good deal and look how cute the clovers are!  They had several different shapes.  These are just the ones I thought I would use in the near future. 
Hope I've inspired you to go out and hunt for some bargains!  Thanks so much for stopping by!