Chick and Bunny Wobble

I happened upon the Cool Chick stamps from Stampingbella and knew immediately that I needed to color them. I posted one card using Mail Chick last month. Now I’ve completed another featuring the stamp Chick and Bunny Wobble and using a slightly different color combination on the chick this time. I’ve added another color map so that you can follow along.

Rowhouse Greeting | Chick and Bunny Wobble by Stampingbella

Hope this fun image  inspires you to color!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Light Teal Check from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique
Stamp: 
Chick and Bunny Wobble by Stampingbella
Die: Floral Ovals by Spellbinders
Copics: B0000, B000, BG10, BV000, Y02, Y15, Y19 (flower); BG13, BG15, BG49 (leaves); Y000, Y02, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR68 (chick); BV0000, BV000, RV91, RV93 (bunny); BG13, BG15 (grass)

Miss Kelly Von Sweets

I was over the Passionate Paper Creations blog earlier this week with this project featuring Miss Kelly Von Sweets from Polka Doodles. Just wanted to share it with you here in case you missed it!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Sweetie Six by Authentique; Bazzill Silver Foil; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Miss Kelly Von Sweets(*) by Polka Doodles
DiesFancy Rectangles and Layers Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Love Word Die by Paper Smooches
Embossing FolderQuilted Dragonfly Embossing Folders(*) by Creative Basics
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R32, R30 (skin); E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 (hair); BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02 (dress); RV10, RV11, RV11, RV14 (bow & shoes)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Spring Meadow Bouquet

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends blog today with my latest card featuring the Spring Meadow Bouquet digital stamp set from Power Poppy and a variety of dies and embossing folders from Creative Basics and LDRS Creative.

I’m slowly getting around to color Power Poppy images that were released before I became an Instant Gardener. Although it’s still January (barely), I’m looking forward to spring when I can start planning out my flower boxes. Yes – I’m a container gardener. We have a long narrow courtyard out back that we recently landscaped into an outdoor living space that we decorate with large containers of bright, beautiful flowers.

I’ve eyed this beautiful bouquet from Power Poppy for a long time. I love the delicate flowers and of course the bee! I decided to highlight a portion of it for my card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy

This image is not as complicated as it looks – just do all of the same flower at the same time.

As always, ready made cards like this one are available in my Etsy shop. Stop by and take a look. You’ll make my husband happy – the shop helps to fund my craft habit!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sweetie Six from the Sweeting Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Spring Meadow Bouquet by Power Poppy; Countryside Bouquet by Power Poppy (sentiment)
DiesDewdrop Circle Die(*) by LDRS Creative; Basic Stitched Flags(*) by Creative Basics
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (bleeding hearts); BV11, BV08, BV25 (lilacs); C1, C3, C5, B0000, YG21 (summer snowflakes); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, E31, E35 (leaves and branches); YG21, B0000, B000 (bee)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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I Love You Just the Way You Are

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, mainly because I’ve been trying to get organized. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by crafting supplies — paper, stamps, inks, markers. It all adds up quickly! So I’ve taken a step back just get things in order.

The nice thing about getting organized is that it forced me to look through all of the paper, stamps, and dies that I purchased over the past year (and haven’t used). That alone should stop me from buying anything new for while, but that’s a resolution that I’m not even going to pretend to make! But over the next few days, I’m going to post a few cards that I made from my stash so that some of these supplies will finally see the light of day.

Today’s is the first of two cards that feature stamps and die cuts – no Copics! I love to color, but sometimes I just want an easy card that goes together quickly, especially if I want to make multiple copies. Since I don’t really like to color the same image multiple times, using die cuts was my ready solution. For the sake of my sanity, I backed the red foil paper with iCraft adhesive sheets before running it through the die cutter. Then all of my embellishments were just peel and stick. Can’t get much easier than that!

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine's Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine’s Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Midnight Blue Dots from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique; Ladybug Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints Collection by Doodlebug; Bazzill Red Foil Card stock(*)
Stamps: I Love You More by My Favorite Things; Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp; Linked Hearts by Paper Smooches; Classic Hearts by Spellbinders

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Succulent Wreath

powerpoppyholidayblackfriday2016_440pxToday kicks off the Big Ol’ Salesgiving and Release Weekend at Power Poppy. And what a sale it is! Marcella is kicking off the sale with the release of FOUR fabulous new digital stamp sets that include sentiments so you can use them for cards or gift tags.

Wreaths will be available for $5 per set — OR — you can get all four Wreath sets in a Multipack for $12.99 (savings of $7.00). Big savings for a lot of cuteness! Enter code: BIGSALE. Sale ends Tuesday, November 29th at midnight CST. Stop by Power Poppy for full details.

And as if that isn’t enough — Marcella is offering a Mystery $1 Holiday Digi (hey! it’s so fabulous that I’d link to it, but that would spoil the fun). So be sure you stop by Power Poppy because these savings and that mystery digi are only available for a limited time!

Now that I’ve gotten through all of that let’s get to today’s card! I selected the new Succulent Wreath and Baubles stamp set and paired it with a sentiment from the Acorn Ornaments stamp set. I’ve been coloring a LOT of holiday cards recently and I gravitated towards this image because it allows me to pick non-traditional Christmas colors. I think that the jewel tones really set this card off.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentic; American Craft card stock in Geranium
Stamps: Succulent Wreath and Baubles* and Acorn Ornaments* by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: BG70, BG72, BG75, V01, V04 (cactus combo 1); G40, G43, G46, BG72 (cactus combo 2); BV31, BV34, V04 (cactus combo 3); BG000, BG53, BG57, V04 (ornaments); V01, V05, V06, V08, BV20 (ribbon)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.