Monday, April 14, 2014

Back to Basics Birthday ...... the things you do for love..

So my darling little girl had a 8th birthday party to attend this past weekend, he first "late night" one. She was very excited to be able to be out and up past 8 at night...and to go to her first "Rockstar" party. Serena loves all music but really could care less who sings it. In fact the only 2 she really recognizes are Katy Perry ( who she LOVES!!!) and Justin Beiber ( who she HATES..with a passion....seriously don't get the girl started on him..) Anyway since we had decided to get the birthday girl am I tunes Gift card present wrapping was required... and Serena my fledgling scrapper wanted to make her own card so I was off the hook......ya right....  Noon on the birthday day and my teary eyed 8 year old comes to me worried that her card isn't good enough ..especially since she doesn't have a "present"to bring either... Sighhhhhhhh.  So despite my talking to her and conceiving her its was from the heart and it didn't matter how it looked....I was making a "really good" card. (Did I mention I was home alone with all 4 kids and had a very needy clingy 1 year old to deal with..)  Anyway we picked out a Digi ..printed it off ..she told me what colors she wanted...even challenging me to do my first "streak" hair color... and hour  and a half later we had our card and envelope. (Coloring with clingy baby ..not easy.)

So here the card is... I totally forgot to take a picture of the Envelope..of course.... we had dolled it up to make t look like a present...and I realized afterwards I hadn't taken a picture...opps!  Anyway as I said this is a basic layers card with a couple of embellishments. I did try a couple new things on the card. First the "streak" of pink hair ..I still feel its to chunky but it looks cute. Second I felt like the white space needed something so I used an idea I saw on Linda's blog ( Sticky with Glitter) using Ranger Perfect Pearls randomly around the image.  Hope you enjoy, the supply list will be listed at the bottom of the post.

Full Card

Image Close Up

Side View

Detail Close up

Image : Make it Crafty "Zoe Celebrates" and sentiment is Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps " Birthday Lulu" ...but  I changed the "Hoopy to Happy"
Ink: Copics..sorry I didn't write them down. But skin would for sure be E000, E00, E11, E04, R20 ..Pink hair would be RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06 and Brown Hair would be E31, E33, E35, E37 .... I will try and figure out the clothes and update this for you later when the kids are asleep... Shouldn't be to hard as I only have one set of colors.
Paper: White paper is Curious Metallics Cryogen White paper, and the pattern paper is Basic Grey Two Scoops paper.
Embellishments: BoBunny Pearls and Cheese Cloth.

Thanks for joining me today I hope you enjoyed the card! Now why don't you go check out the site that inspired me for today's card . Linda ( my fellow March Kraftin' Kimmie Guest Krafty girl) her blog is   . Have a wonderful day!!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dance in the rain!!!!!!

 Today's card is my first ever using a " Some Odd Girl" Digi. First off I LOVE Digi images... I have only been using them for about a week and a half but so far the benefits are amazing.  Top 3 reasons are....

1. Almost instant purchasing.( and they are CHEAPER)..which mean when I get inspired at 2 am and find something I want to use... I have it now to play with instead of having to wait for a shipment...etc.. ( and no shipping fees!!!!!!)

2. I can manipulate the size....merge it with other images.... and I don't get "oops..marks and smudging when I stamp" because the printer prints it out.

3. They take up no room!!! With 6 people in this house space is at a premium and they all fit nicely on my space needed. I do back them up to another system ..just in case.... like I do with my photos!.

Now don't get me wrong I love my rubber stamps as well , but they do take up room (particularly the wood mount ones) ... I do opps and smudge sometimes... and they are stuck in the size made....which is fine...but you all know I like to manipulate things (in a good way).  Can't say I will never buy a rubber stamp again..because it wont be true..Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps have my heart ...and they are only in rubber.  But just like having some great new options. And the Some Odd Girl stamps come in rubber as well!

Now on with the show!!!

My Some Odd Girl card featuring the wonderful Puddle hopping Tia,  she so reminds me of Serena as a toddler!  I colored her using Copics on Curious Mettalics Cryogen White paper. Accented her with some Ranger Glossy Accent eyes and rubber boots. Then with the advice of my wonderful Facebook peeps.. gave her umbrella and the puddle a glossy accent coat with droplets on the umbrella and a hit of Stardust Stickles on the drops and water edge.  The whole card (with the exception of the pink dot paper and green flower paper  which are scraps) was made using the BoBunny Baby Bump Emphemera pack! These cute little packs have a little bit of everything in them..including a stamp set..paper..ribbon embellishments. They run about $10 dollars here  and I bought it on a whim and plee from my daughter because she loved the little dancer pin in it.    I accented a few items my dark blue circle with a layer of glossy and a hint of Stickles Stardust here and there. Now there are no inside pictures I just did some simple layering and I plan to stamp my favorite "dance in the rain" qoute soon as I find where I put the
Hope you enjoy!!!

    Full Card 

Side View 

Face Close Up

  Full SOG Image

Copics : E000,E00,E04,E11,R02,E31,E33,E42,E50,C3,C5,BV00,V04,V06, V01,RV00,RV02,RV04,RV06,YG11,YG03,YG06,B000,B02,B05,B91,B95,Y02,Y15,Y35,YR00,YR02,YR07,YR04...........I think I used almost all my colors...guess means time to expand my set!!!!

Paper/Embellishments: BoBunny Baby Bump Emphmera , graphic 45 scraps, Curious Mettalic Crygoen White 89 lb cardstock

Printer used: Kodak Inkjet.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Welcome to April...lets hope the snow goes!!!!!!

Hi all sorry I have been away for the last couple days but it is Spring Break here which means I am out numbered 4 to 1  almost the entire week. This doesn't leave much time for craftiness amongst the Lego builds..swimming... "pop quizs" story time...and re-watching of Frozen...again...and again... lol. They love that movie (the boys to).  My only wish was it was nicer for then outdoors to play out there longer. Oh well, I still have had a few moments to myself to color up some Digi images ( more on this in my next post) and watch a few of Alyces wonderful Kit and Clowder coloring videos.  And on Monday my new goodies from Kim at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps arrived..wooohooooo!!!!.

But today is Wednesday which means its another Wonderful Wednesday over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and even though i am not a Krafty Guest this month (waaaa...I miss my Krafty Girls) I can still play along.  Todays card is a "Keep it simple" card for a birthday lady who loves Angels. I used basic layers with some scrap papers .. a layer of Cheesecloth.. a random Prima embellishment and  of course my Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp...Celestina colored with Copics..and glittered with a sprinkles of Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Glitter.

Copic Colors used: BG10,  RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, E000, E00, E04, E11, E50, E42, E33, Y38, YR15, W1, W3

Thank you all for joining me ..and make sure you check out my Facebook page as well !!