Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Flutterby Special

Two posts in two days? There's some excitement here on the old blog-o this week! I know I haven't been here for a while. I was dealing with a few personal issues that left the mojo in a ditch. Not to mention a lost camera battery so photography was also on hold.

Then, wonder of wonders, I learned my mom was being honored for her contributions to education over the course of her career. So it was off to Jamaica for some family time and a little "sun in the fun". I got to see my sister and her kiddos, and of course, watch my mom receive her award. At this point, the camera battery had been found and charged and... left at home! LOL. Luckily I had my phone and my momma's camera so I was still able to get some photos of the happy event. Hurray. Hurray. But... if I share those photos I may lose "preferred daughter status", so here are a few cards instead.

The sentiment on this first card is absolutely meant for my amazing mom. I feel so lucky to have her in my life. And I hope I make her feel the same - when I'm not making her crazy. LOL.

I tried a little inlaid die-cutting using the SSS Devonshire and Paulina butterfly dies, white cardstock, and my Touch Twin markers. There is also some Distress inking and a|s Splash! spray on the top panel.

Here's my second attempt:

And, yes, this one also goes out to a very special lady. Love you momma!

Supplies Used
stamps: HA year round sentiment, flower bursts pattern, thank you definition
cardstock: PTI white, CTMH grey wool
ink: Memento london fog, SSS black, Distress dried marigold, a|s Splash! in bermuda & winter sky
other: SSS devonshire & paulina butterfly dies, ShinHan Art touch twin brush, glossy accents, corner chomper

Hugs and Kisses.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Shake Shake Shake

Hey there. Just a quick post today.

After looking at the many shaker cards taking the crafty world by storm, I finally decided to take the plunge and give it a try.

My first attempt actually turned into two cards. Look:

I made these cards for my coworkers, and now that they've received them, I can share here with everyone. Both cards feature Sushi Dolls stamp "One & Owl". She's coloured with Touch Twin markers.

So here's the blondie I made for my girl, "A":
Touch Twins Used
skin - YR26, YR27 Y36, R139, B67
hair - YR31, YR33, Y34
clothes - B63, B66, B67, R135, R136, R140
owl - YR25, YR27, YR33, Y222, CG2, R131, B171, BG1

And the brunette for "N":
Touch Twins Used
skin - YR133, YR29, BR107, B67, R140
hair - BR91, BR95, BR97, BR107
clothes - R135, R136, R140, B63, B66, B67,
owl - BR107, BR112, BR113, BR114, BR115

Both ladies are shaking up a storm so it's safe to say these cards are a hit. I may need to create some more very soon...

Supplies Used
stamps: Sushi Dolls One & Owl, MFT woodgrain background
cardstock: PTI stamper's select white, a|s kraft, MME fine and dandy
ink: a|s french roast, Clearsnap Mix'd Media in Jasmine
other: ShinHan Art touch twin brush markers, Wplus9 rounded rectangles dies, ME landscape trio dies, Memory Box cloud cover stencil, Copic Airbrush, PPP flat sequins, Darice cupped sequins, a|s gold sequins

Hugs and Kisses.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Sushi Dolls - Fae & Fox

Hello all. Today I'm sharing the first of my Sushi Dolls April DT projects using the adorable Fae & Fox. I thought I'd attempt to colour Fae and her little fox friend using my limited supply of Copic markers and my new Copic airbrush. The result is two cards that I'm really proud of.

Here's number one:

Cute, right? Susi draws the most darling images. She makes me look good.

Here's card number two:

So sweet. And maybe a little more sophisticated.

Here's another look at the Sushi Dolls April 2014 release.
http://sillyshysushidolls.blogspot.com/2013/01/sushi-dolls-for-sale.html
Head on over to Susi's store and get a few digis of your very own. Then make something and join the conversation on our Sushi Dolls Facebook page. I look forward to seeing you there...

Supplies Used
stamps: Sushi Dolls Fae & Fox, a|s What's Up?
cardstock: Copic X-Press It, PTI select white, CTMH black, MME fine and dandy
ink: SSS black, Copics
other: Copic airbrush system, a|s what's up? dies, MFT pierced rectangle dies, ME landscape trio dies, EK Success circle punch

Hugs and Kisses.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Sushi Dolls Are Back!

Yes, that's right. After a brief hiatus, Susi is back with her adorable Sushi Dolls digis. And there are lots of smiles at my house. I love colouring up these little sweeties and you will too. Take a look at the new releases for April:
Cute, right?

I did some colouring this weekend and will have a few projects to share soon. Until then here are a few past Sushi Dolls cards to enjoy.
Sushi Doll Ani - original post here.

Sushi Doll MingNa - original post here.

Take a little time today and go enjoy a new Sushi Doll or two. Let me know what you create...

Hugs and Kisses.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Little More Scent-imental

So today I'm sharing the rest of the cards I created during my crafty session with scent-imental by PTI. When you're on a roll it's so easy to keep going. Look at all the pretty paper...

Here's the start of round two - the melon. I love this stamp. I love that the folks at PTI were able to keep all the parts separate so that you can ink up the melon in different colours, yet keep it simple enough that it was easy to create the final image. And that sentiment brings a smile to my face...

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with the Kisses. The wrappers are usually silver and I don't own any silver inks. Then I remembered I had some gold embossing powder and this little gem was born. The background paper is from the Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder 6x6 pad.

Next up is the cup of tea, just the way I like it - with a little touch of steam rising from the cup. I used some patterned paper scraps to cover the card base.

And last, but not least, the pumpkin. Once again, I used some scraps of patterned paper. I really love that I'm using up my supplies right now, making room for some of that great new stuff on my wishlist. All the journaling cards were edged with  Touch Twin Brush Marker BR134. The pumpkin is covered in Wink of Stella Clear and sealed with clear embossing since this card might make its way to OWH this year.

So there you have it. One more stamp set down, many more to go. Use Your Stamps 2014 is officially underway!


Supplies Used


Hugs and Kisses.