Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A Woody Christmas!

Hi Blog Friends!

I'm here today for
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
Found here:
Today, I have a piece colored with Spectrum Noir Markers
Vintage Vehicle for you!
Take a look:
 I looked up Vintage Woody Station Wagons & found some different colors,
 but thought the blue would stand out nicely with the Christmas Tree on the top!

The only thing I add to the image is a grill, a nice little touch I think.

I plan on doing more with this, come back tomorrow to see WHAT? LOL

HOPE you are having a good time with 
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Kathy is packing for another trip...
I don't know HOW she does it!!!! 

Off to color some more!

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Stampendous- Cling Woody Christmas CRP311
*Strathmore Bristol Smooth
*Mini Misti
*White Signo Pen
*Zig Millenium Fine Pens

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Just Moved!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here today for 
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Found here:

Today, I thought I'd show you an image that I found that was PERFECT for
Just Moved Cards!

The image I'm using, I believe is no longer available, but I'm SURE you can find house images out there....
All those fine lines just called to be colored!
I LOVE Victorian homes & this one called to be colored bright & cheery!

It is from I.O.- Flower House- H2541
I colored it in Zig Clean Markers on Strathmore Bristol Smooth.
Can you see a whole set of these with different colored homes ready to be sent out?
I CAN!!! 

HOPE you like!

Supplies not mentioned above:
*SSS-Premium Dye Ink
*Mini Misti
*Nuvo Aquarelle Brush
*FC-Colored Pencils-very little used
*White Signo Pen
*FC- Pencil Sharpener

Monday, November 11, 2019

Holiday Six Pack- FF19

Hi Blog Friends!

Here this time, for
SCS- Falliday Fest!

This challenge is to create a 6 pack of Holiday Tags!
Well, you know what I've been working on here, right?

I used some of those little Santa's I've already colored for
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
 This is what I was going to do with them, so I jumped in on the challenge!

Take a look:
Here are the Santa Tags.

Here are the backs.

Here are the Rudolph Tags.

Here are the backs.

AND as a bonus,
I made 8 Holiday Tags!
A couple more fun Santa's made with felt!

 Here are the back to the fun felt Santa's.

Here they are all together:
I LOVE how they came out!
SUCH FUN TO MAKE & they'll look great on the packages under the tree!;)

Just so you know, I used:
*Lil' Inker- Fringe Scallop Tag Dies
*Lil' Inker- Moody Santa
*Lil' Inker- Rowdy Reindeer
*Lil' Inker- Make A Santa Bundle
(These sets are what drew me to Lil' Inker! A small company.
 They bring back childhood memories & the sentiments are SO CUTE!
There are even more sentiments in these sets than what I used here!)
*Googly Eyes
*The Greetery- Speed Tagging Christmas Details Stamps & Dies
*Fiskars- Glue Dots
*SU- Elastic Cording
*Small Jingle Bells
* Uline Foam Tape
*Scotch Tacky Glue
*Liquid Stitch
*Paper Studio-Glitter Paper
*The Greetery- Frosty Corner Die
*Paper Studio- Rhinestones
* SU Ink- Real Red & Old Olive
( I don't get rid of my "old" inks to get the new colors) ;)
*SU- 1 1/4" Circle Punch
*Stickles- Red
*SB- Tool-n-One
*Hot Glue Gun


See you tomorrow!!!!

Cutest Ever Santa Tags!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here today for
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Found here:

I decided to do some Santa Christmas Tags.
Take a look:
 Santa is from SB-S3-359 Santa Die.
I colored him with Spectrum Noir Markers.
He sure makes the cutest ever Santa!

He was so easy to do!
I popped him up on Uline Foam Tape.
After coloring him & putting him together, I added the pom-pom to his hat.
 I used PTI- Scalloped Tags for the tags.
On this tag I stamped the background using Kelly Purkey- SSS Exclusive Stamp-Joy,
 & added Paper Studio-Glittery Washi Tape. 
The "Believe" is from the same stamp set.

All of the little sentiments on the front are from the same Kelly Purkey set.
The designer papers are from: Paper Studio-Mistletoe Lodge Stack,
 &  an individual sheet of Foiled Candy Cane Stripe Paper, also from Paper Studio.

The backs:
 The "To & From" are from The Greetery:Speed Tagging Stamp Set,
  & the other sentiments are from Kelly Purkey's Set.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making these.
 ( I keep looking for cute Santa images, KNOWING one day I'll be blessed with Grandchildren! )

HOPE you like

Are you getting ready for Christmas???
It's never too early to start!

P.S. Come back later today & I'll have some more fun Santa Tags for you!

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Strathmore Bristol Smooth
*Golden Gel Medium
*Crystal Katana
*White Signo Pen
*Pilot G-2 Mechanical Pencil
*SU- Acrylic Block
*SSS-Black Premium Dye Ink
*Hot Glue
*Scotch Tacky Glue
* 1/8" Red Satin Ribbon

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Simple Things....

Hi Blog Friends!

Here today for 
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge
Found here:

Today, I decided to use a
 solid stamp to color!
There are so many solid images out there that are so beautiful,
 &  when we see them, it doesn't register that we CAN "color" them!
 I am still getting used to the idea myself! LOL
Here's what I did:
First of all, I die cut my base for the image with The Greetery- Crimped Frame,  
out of Strathmore 140 lb. Water Color Paper.
 I stamped my image in my Original Misti. The ONLY WAY to stamp these layering stamps! ;)
I also used The Greetery- Simple Things image. 
Starting with the darkest color- (for the stem) SU-Handsome Hunter,
 next was the first layer of leaves in SU- Mellow Moss.
If you'll notice the coverage isn't as good, done on Water Color Paper because of the texture.

(Sorry for the blurry image.)

I stamped the next &last layer of leaves in SU- Handsome Hunter to finish off the stamping.
Then I used my Nuvo Aquarelle Brush to blend the leaves.
(Here I've only done a few of the darker leaves on the left.)

I've done all of the leaves here, but the coverage still isn't what I was wanting.

(Sorry again for another blurry image.) :(

So, I tried using Derwent Metallic Pencils.
It added some variation in color which I liked, but not enough coverage again.

Here I used Gansai Tambi- Starry Colors which is just what I wanted & it needed! ;)
The blue shadow around the image is the Derwent Metallic Pencil, but wait...

I blocked off the panel with Blue Painters Tape & attached it to an Epicurean Board, & used more of the Starry Colors in white all over the front, & around the image itself.

I also went over the stems with a SU- Handsome Hunter Marker,
 to make it stand out just a bit more.

Stamped the front sentiment.
I don't mind at all that it is a little lighter stamped on top of the Starry Colors Water Colors.

Look at that shimmer!

The inside:
I stamped another one of the images from the set, in the same colors as above, 
 & used a smaller sentiment from the same set to finish it off.

Lastly, I added pretty little sequins for even more sparkle!


Don't forget, you CAN color those solid layering stamps! ;) 

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Scotch ATG
*Golden Gel Matte
*Crystal Katana
*Cartwrights- Moonshine Sequins

Saturday, November 9, 2019

90 Degree Box Stage Masculine Card & some EXTRA INSPIRATION!! ;)

Hi Blog Friends!

Here today for 
The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
Found here:

I had a masculine Birthday Card to make, & I decided to make it a pop-up card.
I used the book 
Making Mechanical Cards by Sheila Starrock.

Here  is my card, beginning with the front.
I kept it simple, as the card was already quite thick & because of the kind of card I made---
With my card, I included a tag I made a few weeks back that will go on my recipients present.
I colored the die cut- I.O.- Classic Truck- DIE281-I with Spectrum Noir Markers. 
I just followed the lines that were embossed on this die.
The front sentiment is by I.O.-Sweet Celebrations WP758 & might be retired by now.
I bought it back when it was on clearance.

For the inside:
For the background, I stamped the background stamp- 
I.O.-Forest Sun, after inking it up- (SU Ink & Oxide Inks),
 & targeting specific areas for certain colors.(Another way of coloring with my finger sponges...)
Using my Original Misti really helped me get the right coverage.

The trees in the forefront are by The Greetery- Fir & Foliage #2.
Such a fun layering stamp. You get 3 sizes in the set.

The foreground of the card where the sentiment is- I used Art Impressions-Ole Buck Set-5043.
(The same set I used for the tag above. I had the camping gear colored with Zigs,  
& ready to go from when I did the tag.)
The sentiment is also from this set.

Here are a couple of side views.

Here are the mechanics of this card. 
***According to the book: This card is rated as a 3 out of 3 in difficulty.***
I have to say, this part was the hardest part. To get those pieces glued down. 
I used tape & Scotch Tacky Glue with 
Scrap Perfect No-Clog Writing Cap---The nozzle is a little longer than "normal."
 So, it helps to get the glue down in there.
I had to hold the glue nozzle above the area I wanted it, & drip it, letting it fall where I wanted it!   The quick drying Scotch Tacky Glue helped!
(The Scrap Perfect No-Clog Writing Cap IS the BEST tip for glue I've found!)
 Here is the belly band- made from Offray Ribbon found at Walmart.
 The little button is by Dress It Up- Forest Babies, also found at Walmart.
The belly band helps to keep the card closed.
And look at those deer!
They are by I.O.- Deer Trio-DIE080-N. 
I colored them also with Spectrum Noir Markers on Kraft Card Stock.
The eyes & noses were drawn on with Zig Mellinium Pens,
 & the white dots with a White Signo Pen.
 They were so much fun to color.

Back in the Spring we had a Ma Ma Deer & her three little ones running back & forth chasing each other in our back yard. It was SO CUTE!
Can you see them here? They moved so fast, it was hard to get them all in the photo at once! One of them is a blur in this photo...
The Ma Ma would just watch them as they played & munch away on foliage.
She had her hands full!

Here you can see the three little fawns-- one, you can only see just the back end behind it's mother, the other to the left & the third a blur to the right behind a tree. LOL
They're still hanging around & look different now.
Their color is darker & the spots are gone, but they are still small.
Not as small as they are here though.

Here are some other deer that are hanging around:
This could be the same little family.
There was another little family with twins & those with just one little one.
 We like to give them a feed block, corn & apples.
My husband had to rig up the little wood box, to keep them from rolling the block down the hill to the bottom of the yard. 
That is where they like to bed down under the trees & take their afternoon & evening naps. 
Kind of sweet!

***This card was chosen "Favories for the week ending Nov. 9th, 2019" on SCS!!!***

HOPE you liked my card &
HOPE you take some INSPIRATION with you!
My card came out to be:
5 7/8" x 4 1/2"

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Card Stock- Recollections, Paper Studio, SU
*Teflon Bone Folder
*Ruler & Pilot G-2 Mech. Pencil
*Cut Align
*Fiskars Knife & cutting mat
*Scotch ATG
*Drafting Tape
*Terrifically Tacky Tape
*EK Success- Scissors & Tweezers
*Fiskars-Glue Dots
*The Greeter- Crimped Frames
*Needle & Thread
*Golden Matte Medium
*Hot Glue
*Finger Daubers/Sponges
*Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape